Kerri Thoreson

Making new merry- go-round memories

June 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Friday at 11 a.m., when the ribbon is cut for the return of the carousel to Coeur díAlene, it will be an incredible gift with credit due to those who persevered and believed it could happen. The Coeur díAlene Carousel Foundation and the ...

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Dear Class of 2017: Words of wisdom

May 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

íTis the season that high school graduations are taking place. Most of us will never have the opportunity to deliver commencement addresses so I asked friends what words of wisdom they would impart to the Class of 2017 and there were some g...

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Honor the fallen with our actions

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we head into the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer season, itís good to remember why Memorial Day is observed. In 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Now it commemorates ...

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Historic school a treat to tour

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Twice a year, in May and September, the Pleasantview Community Association holds a public breakfast at the historic Pleasantview School to help fund restoration projects. The school, opened in 1910, is a registered historical site in Idaho ...

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Local luminaries display surprising talent

May 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Itís hard to recall when Iíve had as much fun and laugh-out-loud moments as was found on Saturday evening at the Coeur díAlene Casino Resort for the second†Dancing with the Celebrities. The sold-out show to benefit Coeur díAlene Summer Thea...

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Father/daughter duet finds harmony

May 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

Brady Campbell is a professional photographer and father of five; Jaxson, Vance, Ellie, Lilah and Elyce. On Monday night he added acoustic guitarist / singer to his resume when he took to the open mic stage at Calypsoís Coffee House with hi...

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Stratton steps on unfamiliar stage

April 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Itís no secret that I love to challenge myself to step outside the comfort zone. In 2011, a few years after Iíd experienced two coronary events and had no small amount of fear about having another one I might not survive, I trained (i.e. wa...

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Whoís who are taking to the dance stage

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

A†year ago I declared there were two things I knew Iíd never do; jump out of a perfectly good airplane or become a professional dancer. Iíve stayed true to my word. Last yearís debut of Coeur díAlene Summer Theatreís Dancing with the Celebr...

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Snowbirds are onto something

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our neighbors are snowbirds, having enjoyed the past five months or so of fall and winter in the Arizona sunshine. I noticed their motorhome back in the neighborhood first thing Monday morning. Their timing for returning home just happened ...

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DIY project starts simple, expands

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Late winter, early spring is shoulder season for those indoor DIY projects. In early March, Bert decided that after three decades of our kitchen walls covered in hideous brickwork from ceiling to countertop, this would be the time to replac...

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