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Sunday 05/01/2016
Part of the political arena?
Posted: May 01, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — Since its inception in 2008, the charitable nonprofit Idaho Freedom Foundation has been criticized for what some say is questionable political activity, so this year the group formed a political advocacy nonprofit.

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County land-use code discussion to continue
Posted: May 01, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — More deliberations are ahead on Kootenai County's proposed Land Use and Development Code.

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Tea for two: Mothers & daughters
Posted: May 01, 2016

POST FALLS — Ladies of all ages, dressed in formal spring fashion and old-style gowns, listened to the soft strumming of local musician Gary Edwards on his guitar as they enjoyed an early afternoon lunch of finger sandwiches and hot tea Saturday.

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Heart of Business: Shop local
Posted: May 01, 2016

For those who like to shop local, farmers markets are at the "way local" end of the spectrum and shopping online at Amazon is at the other end, said Dave Cavanaugh, local businessman and Heart of Business member.

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New eatery for old midtown building
Posted: May 01, 2016

The Bluebird, a new midtown eatery, will open 4 p.m. Wednesday at 816 N. Fourth St. With seating for 42 inside and more outside in the summer, the historic building previously was Mid-City Pub, BoJacks and The Office.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Viking teams 3rd at Strandberg
Posted: May 01, 2016

• TRACK AND FIELD

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NORTHWEST NOTES: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Posted: May 01, 2016

Shadow men, women set for

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PREP BASEBALL: Hawks take two, league title from Bulldogs
Posted: May 01, 2016

RATHDRUM — Jared McDaniel went 3 for 4 with three doubles and an RBI in the first game and Max Baker pitched four shutout innings in the second game, leading the Lakeland Hawks to a 9-3 and 5-3 sweep of the Sandpoint Bulldogs to clinch the 4A Inland Empire League championship on Saturday at Gorton Field.

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PREP SOFTBALL: Sandpoint captures first league title in softball
Posted: May 01, 2016

RATHDRUM — Sandpoint had a big reason to be excited Saturday.

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THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Posted: May 01, 2016

Figures.

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NFL DRAFT: DAY 3 James agrees to free-agent deal with Packers
Posted: May 01, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — Josh James had nearly a dozen NFL teams interested in bringing him in as an undrafted free agent following the NFL Draft, which concluded Saturday.

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Saturday 04/30/2016
NORTHWEST NOTES: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Posted: April 30, 2016

Limo and Langat top seeds

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THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Posted: April 30, 2016

It’s a process, but some of the pieces are starting to fall into place as far as those that are going to step onto the court for the North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams when they move to the Northwest Athletic Conference starting with the 2016-17 season, as well as a few finding new places at the next level.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Lake City teams win at own invite
Posted: April 30, 2016

• TRACK AND FIELD

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NIC rec center breaks ground Wednesday
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:05 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Members of the community are invited Wednesday to the groundbreaking ceremony for the North Idaho College Wellness and Recreation Center.

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Gunshot narrowly misses child
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:05 am

POST FALLS — A tragedy was narrowly avoided Thursday when a 3-year-old boy accidentally fired a loaded gun at Kiwanis Park in Post Falls, according to police.

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County commission candidates square off
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:07 am

POST FALLS — The race for the Kootenai County District 2 commissioner seat heated up on Friday with the Republican candidates taking on questions about taxes, a perceived conflict of interest, land use and other topics.

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Wade wins Drive Smart contest
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:08 am

Grant Wade, a senior at Lake City High School, is the Idaho state winner of the Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses teen digital short contest.

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Ethics issue part of Stewart, Fillios campaign
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:09 am

Kootenai County District 2 commissioner candidate Chris Fillios responded to questions raised by incumbent David Stewart regarding Fillios’ reimbursement as East Side Highway District commissioner.

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What? Eat clean
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:11 am

Clean eating, what does that mean exactly? The terms eat clean or clean eating has started to become a huge catch phrase in the health and fitness world. For fitness professionals and avid body builders, eating clean has become a central mantra. For some health care professionals and nutritionists, the term can be meaningless, misguiding and even frustrating.

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Orchid obsession
Posted: April 30, 2016

POST FALLS — A fragrant floral scent wafts through Jojo and Bob Cvancara's Post Falls home.

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Schools look to boost mentor programs
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:09 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Students in Kootenai County will see a boost in access to college and career guidance through Idaho's multi-million dollar investment into adviser and mentor programs.

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Cd’A woman gets 25 years for kidnapping
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:07 am

COEUR d'ALENE — A Coeur d'Alene woman was sentenced this week to up to 25 years in prison for her role in a 2015 kidnapping.

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Feel the love Sunday in Cd’A
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:09 am

A whole lot of love will be flowing Sunday in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Cd'A woman sentenced for 2015 kidnapping
Posted: April 29, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — A Coeur d'Alene woman was sentenced this week to up to 25 years in prison for her role in a 2015 kidnapping.

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Police: Toddler fired gun at Post Falls Park
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 10:35 am

No one was injured Thursday when a toddler fired a gun at Kiwanis Park, according to the Post Falls Police Department's Facebook page.

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NORTHWEST NOTES: Friday, April 29, 2016
Posted: April 29, 2016

NIC athletics awards banquet

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PREP ROUNDUP: Glenn, Post Falls boys win
Posted: April 29, 2016

• GOLF

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Staben: ‘Right decision’ for Idaho to return to FCS
Posted: April 29, 2016

Two decades of the University of Idaho struggling to gain a foothold at the highest level of college football essentially came to an end on Thursday.

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Do you remember May Basket Day?
Posted: April 29, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — When Penny Inglis was a little girl growing up in South Dakota, all the children in her town could not wait for the first of May.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Heart of Business: Shop local
Posted: May 01, 2016

For those who like to shop local, farmers markets are at the "way local" end of the spectrum and shopping online at Amazon is at the other end, said Dave Cavanaugh, local businessman and Heart of Business member.

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New eatery for old midtown building
Posted: May 01, 2016

The Bluebird, a new midtown eatery, will open 4 p.m. Wednesday at 816 N. Fourth St. With seating for 42 inside and more outside in the summer, the historic building previously was Mid-City Pub, BoJacks and The Office.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Stensgar named Tribal Leader of the Year
Posted: April 29, 2016

Ernie Stensgar, vice chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, was presented with the Tribal Leader of the Year Award from the Native American Finance Officers Association last week during NAFOA's 34th annual conference.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Kootenai River Inn earns Best Western Director’s Award
Posted: April 28, 2016

The Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn has been awarded the Best Western Director’s Award for superior achievement in quality standards for the fourth year in a row. The Director’s Award recognizes Best Western hotels scoring in the top 20 percent of more than 2,400 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance. Hotels must also meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the distinction.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: April 27, 2016

Hendricks, Adamovich, Bobbitt join Community 1st

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Sunday 04/24/2016
The Plaza Shops undergoes changes
Posted: April 24, 2016

Several changes are happening in the Plaza Shops downtown.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Coeur d’Alene Bancorp reports first-quarter growth
Posted: April 19, 2016

Coeur d’Alene Bancorp, the parent company of bankcda, announced its quarterly results for the first quarter 2016.

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Sunday 04/17/2016
Volunteering your way to success
Posted: April 17, 2016

Years ago, my father sat me down and gave me what was some of the best advice I have ever received. It had nothing to do with making money, but everything to do with getting ahead in the world. It was self-help advice that really focused on helping others.

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An expansion on Memory Lane
Updated: April 17, 2016 - 9:40 am

Memory Lane Gems and A Stroll Through Memory Lane have come together into one store in the old Painted Pony location in The Plaza Shops downtown (Suite 121 at 210 E. Sherman Ave.).

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Saturday 04/16/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: April 16, 2016

Hope Realty announces several new agents

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Sunday 04/10/2016
A secret at Ramsey and Prairie?
Updated: April 10, 2016 - 11:05 am

Readers keep asking, “What’s happening at Ramsey and Prairie?”

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Baseball advice for outside the park
Posted: April 10, 2016

Ah, the joys of spring: longer daylight, budding flowers, farm babies and, of course, opening day of our national pastime, baseball. What a thrill to go to the game and “root, root, root for the home team.”

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Friday 04/08/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: April 08, 2016

Ryan M. Lewis was appointed to STRATA corporation’s shareholder group and the Coeur d’Alene management team.

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Records
Posted: April 08, 2016

DIVORCES FILED

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Sunday 04/03/2016
A sense of humor is no joke
Posted: April 03, 2016

There is an Apache legend that the creator gave human beings the ability to talk, to run and to look at things. But in addition, the legend says he was not satisfied until he also gave them the ability to laugh. After giving humans this ability, the creator said, “Now you are fit to live.”

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Small-batch flavors at Sweet Peaks
Updated: April 03, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Gourmet ice cream made in small-batch flavors is the specialty of Sweet Peaks Ice Cream. The new store at 108 N. Fourth St. (next to Moose Lounge) has its soft opening Friday and opens officially Saturday and Sunday.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: March 31, 2016

Fabian, Mallett earn real estate credentials

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Sunday 03/27/2016
The importance of discipline
Posted: March 27, 2016

Departing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s determination to win Super Bowl 50 against the favored Carolina Panthers was riveting. It reminded me of a quote he gave earlier in his career: “Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It’s about accountability.”

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Abi’s Ice Cream to open Friday
Posted: March 27, 2016

Hand-crafted organic ice cream and treats will be offered at Abi’s Ice Cream opening Friday at 112 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene.

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Sunday 03/20/2016
Survey will help employers strike health gold
Posted: March 20, 2016

In this time of ever-rising health care costs, several of us, as representatives of like-minded employers, have decided to get off the sidelines and “get into the game” of pursuing creative solutions for this ongoing problem. The Employer Wellness Advisory Committee of the Coeur d’Alene area has come together to drive toward the goal of improving the health and well-being of the place we call home.

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Sales shouldn’t be a dirty word
Posted: March 20, 2016

Over my decades in business, I’ve noticed a baffling trend: “Sales” has become a dirty word. I’m on a lifelong campaign to change that.

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Trading Post Hardware has temporary digs
Updated: March 20, 2016 - 1:46 pm

Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware is in a temporary location in Stein’s Shopping Center while its new building is under construction in the Super 1 Shopping Center.

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Sunday 03/13/2016
The necessity of persuasion
Posted: March 13, 2016

We are in the thick of the most unusual political seasons I can remember. Who would have imagined the slate of presidential hopefuls that spans the spectrum? And what will it take for the candidates to convince voters that they should lead the country?

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Pointe Pest Control moves corporate office
Updated: March 14, 2016 - 10:27 am

With outlets around the Northwest, Pointe Pest Control has moved into its new corporate office and warehouse at 6020 W. Seltice Way. The 6,000-square-foot facility is next to Service-master in Stateline.

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Friday 03/11/2016
Tolman named executive director at Life Care Center of Post Falls
Posted: March 11, 2016

POST FALLS — Jeremy Tolman has been appointed executive director at Life Care Center of Post Falls, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

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Sunday 03/06/2016
You can’t get out what you don’t put in
Posted: March 06, 2016

My friend the motivational speaker Zig Ziglar liked to tell the story of his friend Walter Hailey. Although he became a star salesman, Hailey’s early career in insurance sales was rough. He endured frustration, anxiety, slammed doors, low sales figures and uncertainty about his future.

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The season for business openings
Posted: March 06, 2016

Workers are busy in several buildings around town, and readers want to know what’s happening. Here’s some we know:

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Thursday 03/03/2016
Empire Unmanned acquires Advanced Aviation Solutions
Posted: March 03, 2016

HAYDEN — Empire Holdings, Inc., on Wednesday announced one of its operating units, Empire Unmanned, LLC, has acquired Advanced Aviation Solutions (ADAVSO) of Star, Idaho.

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Wednesday 03/02/2016
Community 1st Bank buys KXLY building
Posted: March 02, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — Community 1st Bank is expanding its presence in Kootenai County to downtown Coeur d'Alene.

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Tuesday 03/01/2016
Movers and Shakers
Posted: March 01, 2016

Setian, Elwell honored for 25 years of accident-free driving with UPS

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Sunday 02/28/2016
Mill River Furniture opening
Posted: February 28, 2016

Hand-built, solid wood furniture is featured at Mill River Rustic Furniture. This new store opens Tuesday at 505 E. Sherman Ave.

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The power and possibility of charisma
Posted: February 28, 2016

Some people walk into a room and all heads turn. When they begin to speak, people are mesmerized. They instantly gain respect and trust. In a word, they have charisma, one of the most desirable and enviable qualities in the world.

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Tuesday 02/23/2016
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 23, 2016

Nate McKinley joins HMH Engineering

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Sunday 02/21/2016
Big building belongs to Odom
Posted: February 21, 2016

Readers have asked about the large building under construction along Warren Street (west of the Highway 95-Lancaster intersection). The 96,000- square-foot, high-cube facility will be the new home of Odom Corp., which distributes for major beverage suppliers including Coca Cola, Miller Coors, New Belgium, Rockstar and several major wine brands.

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The bright side of getting fired
Posted: February 21, 2016

When you are fired, you’re rejected — it’s as simple as that. It’s the end of the road for that job. But it might put you on the superhighway to the Super Bowl!

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Saturday 02/20/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: February 20, 2016

Ohler joins Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris law firm

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Friday 02/19/2016
Movers and shakers
Updated: February 19, 2016 - 8:59 am

Cornelius and Myles earn ABR designation

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Sunday 02/14/2016
Ace Hardware coming to Rathdrum
Posted: February 14, 2016

A full-service hardware store and garden center will open as Ace Hardware Wednesday in Rathdrum. The 20,000-square-foot building includes the store downstairs and conference room and offices upstairs and the outdoor garden center attached. It’s at 14236 N. Highway 41, just south of Boekel Road.

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More Local Business
Friday 10/29/2010
Then came the feedback from Zag fans
Updated: November 22, 2010 - 10:55 am

Zag fans, you didn't disappoint. Walking in the office last Friday morning, the red light on my telephone was blinking madly.

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Friday 10/22/2010
Zag fans, get ready for same ol' ending
Updated: November 23, 2010 - 11:05 am

It's my favorite time of the year. Another season of Gonzaga hoops is on the horizon.

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Friday 02/12/2010
CD'A, meet Holden Caulfield
Updated: December 10, 2010 - 10:34 am

A friend just died, so I was downtown getting drunk, if you want to know the truth. I was at a table looking out at stone and brick buildings along Sherman Avenue which made terrific admiring, and kept good company when I was feeling dull as hell or a little lonely, especially in the winter.

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