Kerri Thoreson

Reunions: Celebration of enduring friendship

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Friday, Coeur d’Alene High School Class of 1970 will gather at Bardenay for its 47th high school reunion. Forty-seventh, you ask? For our 10th, 20th, 30th and 40th class reunions we did the traditional decade thing. At 45 years we decide...

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White water, white knuckles

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the past several years my husband and I have taken annual mini-vacations doing something we’ve not done before. Last year we went whale watching in the San Juan Islands and the year before took a flight over Hoover Dam and the Grand Can...

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Sharing the love one bloom at a time

July 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Love, excitement and a touch of Hollywood were in the air in Coeur d’Alene this past week with the hush hush nuptials of Emmy-winning dancer, singer and actress Julianne Hough and NHL’s Brooks Laich on Saturday. While Julianne didn’t grow u...

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Grand Marshal choice absolute perfection

July 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another Fourth of July celebration in Coeur d’Alene is in the books. The Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s Hometown Heroes parade was again remarkable, in that even though the city has grown, it’s still such a small-town event. Sometimes we bemoan ho...

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Friends are best gift of all

June 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Clayton Bonsell turned 16 yesterday, a milestone birthday by anyone’s standards. My friend Dorene Russell tagged me in a post on Monday on the CDA Crazy Love Facebook page. She (and all of you) know how I love birthdays.The post was made by...

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Family, friends are Rocky’s lasting legacy

June 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

When Joseph “Rocky” Carneiro passed away this month at the age of 67 family and friends mourned the loss of one of the good guys. Rocky’s parents, Tony and Della, owned the now iconic Tony’s Supper Club on Lake Coeur d’Alene so he grew up i...

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Father’s love inspires local runners

June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

When an invitation was extended for me to emcee an event on June 23, I was interested in details before accepting. What I discovered was a wonderful new nonprofit that I was unaware existed. Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene is a 501(c)(3) organizati...

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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 d’Alene, it will be an incredible gift with credit due to those who persevered and believed it could happen. The Coeur d’Alene Carousel Foundation and the ...

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Dear Class of 2017: Words of wisdom

May 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

’Tis 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, it’s 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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