Kerri Thoreson

North Idaho wins an ‘Idol’ golden ticket

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

You don’t need to be an “American Idol” fan to appreciate just how big a deal the two-day taping of auditions for the upcoming season is for our area. Flashback to 2010 when Julianne Hough and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest became an item...

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Lifetime of lessons learned from my father

October 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oct. 12, 2004, was a Tuesday, a beautiful bonus summer-like blue sky sunshiny autumn day. It was a day I will never forget ... not the sunshine or the sounds or the words that came out of a doctor’s mouth as I stood alone in the “quiet room...

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OPINION — THORESON: Random musings from far and near

October 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

When Deadline Tuesday for Main Street collides with Travel Tuesday returning from a wonderful vacation to Amsterdam, I file the column from an unfamiliar time zone. Holiday subtitle: tuning out the noise of the world and day-to-day life. Ch...

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OPINION: THORESON — Coach receives unexpected homecoming surprise

September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Matt Barkley has been teaching music in Post Falls schools for 22 years, including 18 years as the band director at Post Falls High School and now at Mullan Trail and Westridge elementary schools. This is also Matt’s third season as Head Co...

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OPINION — Little moments of community bring big smiles

September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Bright and early Saturday morning, the skies cleared — or at least stopped dripping rain — just in time for the Race for the Cure event at North Idaho College. A couple hundred breast cancer survivors and their enthusiastic family and frien...

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OPINION — Beyond busy: Living a life of intention

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

A decade ago after being smacked upside the head with my own mortality when I suffered my second coronary “event” I made many changes in my life. Recognizing that we’re not guaranteed a certain number of years and that stress was my enemy, ...

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First day of school photos run the gamut

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s a group Good Sport Award to the hundreds of kids, from kindergartners to seniors in high school, who let their parents take first day of school photos on Tuesday to post on Facebook. A longtime empty nester, I thoroughly enjoyed seei...

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Summer goes out with a parade ... or three

August 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering how in the world is it almost September! Those lazy days of summer must be a myth, since this summer was anything but. On the plus side, a few days of cool and rainy weather did dampen the wildfire smoke ...

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OPINION - Kiki times two makes a perfect match

August 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Late last winter when I saw the cast list for the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s three main stage musicals for this summer I knew I had to play matchmaker. At Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre we provide housing for the professional actors broug...

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OPINION: Baseball memories really do last a lifetime

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Little League team is living a dream this week as they prepare to play in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Our community has been cheering the team on in this incredible journey, the first team fro...

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