Kerri Thoreson

Becoming Santa is a calling

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The calendar shows 78 days until Christmas, although September surprised us with a winter wonderland preview.Pat Russell, 69, of Coeur díAlene spent the past week surrounded by a sea of Santas at the renowned Charles W. Howard Santa School ...

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Domestic violence is often invisible reality

October 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for those who live in the hell of that reality itís every month 24/7. There is no minute of any day that youíre not walking on eggshells, holding your breath, vowing to be more of something ...

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Itís the little moments that add up to community

September 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Iíve always believed that what defines us as a community is less about big moments but the thousands of little moments ... when a smile sneaks up and we collectively think, ďI love where I live.ĒTaryn Thompson, mother of two active Lakeland...

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What every small city in America needs

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Saturday, along with 1,139 other fortunate souls, I enjoyed a most memorable evening in the newly-refurbished Schuler Performing Arts Center on the North Idaho College campus. It seems unlikely that in a venue that size such an intimate ...

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Anniversary of attack on America brings back memories

September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, which claimed nearly 3,000 American lives. In addition to the first responders who ran selflessly into burning buildings and lost their lives on Sept. 1...

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Sailing high is perfect end to summer

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many people here in our corner of the world took advantage of the long weekend and nice weather to camp in the great outdoors or frolic on any of our much-less-crowded lakes and rivers, a last hurrah before school begins and summer ends. Mo...

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Finding peace and love in painted rocks

August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Rocks ó painting, placing, finding and re-hiding ó has become quite the movement across the country. In 2016 Kelly Walters and Vicky Salinis started the Coeur díAlene Rocks page on Facebook. Today there are more than 16,000 members of the g...

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Anniversary inspires donation to unsung heroes

August 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Aug. 2, 2014, a freak wind storm blew through the area early in the evening with little advance warning. Scott Shawver and friends were out on Lake Coeur díAlene and boating back to harbor when a hat blew out of the boat, Scott jumping i...

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Historic home worth preserving, celebrating

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Itís been 106 years since the home of J.C. White made news in the Coeur díAlene Press. Back then it was for the grandeur of the structure and the stature of the owner. Now in 2019 the beautiful house thatís stood on the corner of Eighth Str...

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Make these dog days of summer count

August 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression thatís related to changes in seasons ó SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. What I didnít realize it that itís not just something tha...

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