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Teen worker dies in accident at Hauser corn maze

CdA Press - October 12, 2014 - 12:00am
HAUSER - A Spokane Valley teenager was killed late Friday night after being run over by a bus at the Incredible Corn Maze at 3404 N. Beck Road.

It's never too early to plan

CdA Press - October 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Talking about death with loved ones can be extremely difficult, especially when it's their death or your own demise.

Star Wars Day Reads Today (Oct. 11) at the Library

CdA City Blog - October 11, 2014 - 10:58am
Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and a costume contest today, Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library in the Community Room, 1-3 p.m. And may the Force be with you.

Argentina Program at Cd’A Library

CdA City Blog - October 11, 2014 - 10:54am
Joe and Lynn Morris to Share Photos, Stories from Latin America
“The Mystery of Argentina” will be the next Novel Destinations travelogue at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
Joe and Lynn Morris will share photos and stories from their February 2014 trip along with tips for planning a self-guided tour. This after-hours program will be shown on the big screen in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave.
Novel Destinations programs are organized by the Library Foundation and are sponsored by the Affinity Living Communities.
Anyone with a Novel Destination to share is invited to contact the Library Foundation at 208-769-2380 or by e-mail at libfdn@gmail.com.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org or cdacity.blogspot.com. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

Man hit by vehicle dies at Corn Maze

CdA Press - October 11, 2014 - 9:51am
A Spokane Valley man died after being struck late Friday by a vehicle at a Halloween attraction near Hauser Lake.

Warrants

CdA Press - October 11, 2014 - 9:38am
Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff’s office:

Blackwell Island boat launch to begin seasonal closure

CdA Press - October 11, 2014 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Land Management's Blackwell Island recreation area and boat launch will close for the season at 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13.

'Demonic' fiance accused of choking wife-to-be

CdA Press - October 11, 2014 - 12:00am
A Cataldo man was booked into Kootenai County jail Thursday night on suspicion of battery, domestic battery and attempted strangulation.

Eagle Scout project focuses on stormwater runoff

CdA City Blog - October 10, 2014 - 12:01pm

Mayor Steve Widmyer congratulates Eagle Scout Bryan Clark.
Bryan Clark, a senior at Lake City High School, was recently recognized by the Coeur d’Alene City Council for his work on a public service announcement highlighting the importance of protecting our waterways through proper disposal of hazardous liquids.
“Everything that hits our streets is washed down our storm drains and is discharged back into the bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water. Hazardous chemicals can poison fish leading to illness among both our community and its wildlife. Help keep our city clean by responsibly managing and disposing of harmful chemicals,” Bryan says in his public service announcement.
Production of the video helped Bryan become one of Coeur d’Alene’s newest Eagle Scouts—an honor achieved by only 5 percent of all scouts. You can view Bryan’s public service announcement http://goo.gl/gi3CJz. It is also be airing on Coeur d’Alene TV, Cable Channel 19.
To make the educational video Bryan partnered with the city, working closely with assistant project manager Kim Harrington. The project is part of the city’s storm water management plan, which must include an education plan as part of the permitting process with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Arts activists honored for contributions to the community

CdA City Blog - October 9, 2014 - 2:49pm


From left: Stephen Shortridge, Jeni Riplinger-Hegsted, Mayor Steve Widmyer, and Ruth Pratt.
Three local champions of the arts were awarded Wednesday evening during the 19th annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts. About 150 people gathered at the Hagadone Event Center to recognize this year’s recipients.
Mayor Steve Widmyer applauded the award recipients and recognized the importance of public art to a community.
“I was recently reading an article about the five main ingredients of a great city and one of those ingredients was having a dedicated public art program,” Widmyer said. “The city of Coeur d’Alene is dedicated to continuing to build a great public arts program.”
Honored for their contribution to the arts were:Stephen Shortridge, Excellence in the ArtsRuth Pratt, Support of the ArtsJeni Riplinger-Hegsted, Arts in Education
“Excellence in the Arts” recognizes local artists who have made a significant contribution to the awareness of arts in Coeur d’Alene.  They are evaluated on their community participation, previous recognition received, and the quality and originality of their work.
“Support of the Arts” recognizes individuals or organizations based on the length of their commitment to the arts, the type of support they give (financial, volunteer services, etc.), and their overall involvement in the support of art in Coeur d’Alene.
“Arts in Education” recognizes individuals or organizations for their efforts to strengthen public arts education within School District 271. The award is given based on years of commitment to and advocacy for arts education.
Parks and Recreation Director Steve Anthony, the city’s liaison to the Arts Commission, said the event was a huge success.
“What a wonderful opportunity to show the support of the arts by the city of Coeur d’Alene,” Anthony said. “It was a first-class event for a first-class city that is recognized nationally for its arts programs.”

Coeur d’Alene History Series Wraps Up

CdA City Blog - October 8, 2014 - 12:02pm
Look at the Lake City In 1990s Completes 20th Century Review
The final program in the series “Coeur d’Alene in the 20th Century” will be presented Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Regional historian, author, educator, and musician Robert Singletary will share images from the 1990s and review the history of the Lake City during that decade.
The series has been presented in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho. The museum is interested in expanding its collection of artifacts and photos from the 20th Century. For information call the museum at 664-3448 or email dd@museumni.org.


Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.


Mayor’s show highlights Spokane River corridor

CdA City Blog - October 8, 2014 - 11:42am

From left: Councilmember Woody McEvers, Mayor Steve Widmyer, landscape architect Dell Hatch and engineer Phil Boyd.
The latest Coffee with the Mayor show on Channel 19 focuses on development of a master plan for what is known as the Four Corners/BLM corridor. The subject property stretches from Independence Point downtown west to Huetter, generally bordering the Spokane River.
Engineers Phil Boyd and Del Hatch with Welch-Comer Engineers are developing the master plan. Based on public input they’ve received so far, they discussed several possible uses for the 6-mile stretch of property. These include improved public access to the water, expansion of Riverstone Park to the river, partnering with North Idaho College on a joint use facility, and partnering with Kootenai County to develop a parking facility.
The 30-minute show is hosted by Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and Council President Woody McEvers. Shown on Time Warner Channel 19, the show will air throughout October. It may be seen Sunday and Wednesday at noon, Monday and Friday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12 a.m.

Sewer work to close intersection of 20th/Pennsylvania

CdA City Blog - October 8, 2014 - 9:52am
The City of Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Utility is undertaking a project to have public sewer infrastructure installed in the 700 Block of North 20th Street. The Pennsylvania Ave. and 20th Street intersection will be closed Monday, October 13th and temporarily reopened on Wednesday, October 15th. Through traffic will be detoured around the int...ersection and motorists are encouraged to seek alternative routes. The project should be completed by October 31, 2014.

A portion of this project will require a scheduled water shutdown the week of October 19th where the residents along 20th Street between Pennsylvania Ave. and Coeur d’Alene Ave. will be affected. The actual shutdown date has not been set; however, as required by City Code, door-hanger notifications will be distributed to all affected residents 48-hours prior to the shutdown. Any affected resident requiring special needs are encouraged to contact the Water or Wastewater Departments. Thank you

Water Department 208-769-2210
Wastewater Utility: 208-769-2281

Current Conditions : 62.4F, Clear - 10:00 PM PDT Oct. 7

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 7, 2014 - 10:00pm
Temperature: 62.4°F | Humidity: 68% | Pressure: 29.86in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 1.6mph

Tuesday as of Oct. 7 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday - Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night as of Oct. 7 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday Night - Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday as of Oct. 7 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon.

North Idaho cities working to keep Spokane River clean

Yahoo! News - October 7, 2014 - 6:15pm
The Coeur d'Alene Wastewater department is building new equipment that will help them meet newly established limitations put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency.Over the next 10 years, Coeur d'alene, Post Falls, and Hayden must all cut down the levels of phosphorus going into the Spokane River by 90 percent. 

Current Conditions : 78.8F, Clear - 6:00 PM PDT Oct. 7

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
Temperature: 78.8°F | Humidity: 33% | Pressure: 29.85in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 1.6mph

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.7.14

Huckleberries Blog - October 7, 2014 - 5:34pm

The Coeur d'Alene Press has provided online readers and this section of cyberspace quite a service by providing half-hour video interviews with the candidates. Yesterday, the Coeur d'Alene Press Online featured the Idaho Senate District 4 race between Republican Mary Souza and Constitutionalist Ray Writz. Press reporter Keith Cousins handled the moderator duties. I'm looking forward to more of the videos. As I post this Wild Card, I tip my hat to Press Editor Mike Patrick for this voter service ...