Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

North Idaho love affair blossoms

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

This particular column has been swirling around for months, kind of sitting like some invisible ghost in my computer.At times I’d think it absolutely must find its way into print, but then there were moments when it seemed that the entire i...

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If Sammie could talk, she’d say ‘Feed Me!’

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yes, Sammie the Cat has made an appearance in this space once previously.Maybe twice.But that was about a year ago, and I’m writing about her today because you readers with pets need to hear a story.Sammie went through a health scare last s...

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BULLETIN: Some good traffic news

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Think of your most furious curse word.Go for the Grade A scream that’s delivered red-faced and very much as though you’re steaming and angry at the world.Now then …Let me guess that at some time, on some awful day, you’ve unleashed that fur...

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Clock is ticking to vote on favorite books

April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

First up, imagine a giant sign.You can’t miss it.Pretend it’s like one of those signposts you see as you approach the California border ...“No live plants or vegetables can be brought past this point. No desert turtles or certain species of...

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Love growth? Here it comes anyway

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Perhaps you remember a column or two, somewhere back down the line, where I’ve made fun of Boise.Well, maybe not exactly made fun of it, in a true derogatory sense.I’ve never said there’s anything wrong with Boise itself. As far I know, aft...

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Nonini comments jam up the inbox

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

It probably won’t surprise you that I get a lot of mail.Writing an opinion column that’s seen by thousands of people more or less clinches the notion that you’ll have a full inbox.But Wednesday …Something happened that is incredibly rare, e...

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Turbulence on the ground at Cd’A Airport

April 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our airport seems to be in the crosshairs once again.Just a few months after a full-blown battle over rental rates, various pilots and members of the Coeur d’Alene Airport Association are angry over the apparent treatment of a long-term bus...

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STEVE CAMERON: How facts fit in opinion columns

April 11, 2018 at 10:47 am

Notes, quotes and anecdotes as we celebrate spring, and dream of all that sunshine coming along soon.And please, no grousing about a little rain.If you want all that summer beauty, you have to put up with an umbrella day here and there.Spea...

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Who the heck is this Cameron guy?

April 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

The theme of “A Brand New Day,” right from the start, was that the focus should be on you — not me.This is your show, except …Just this once, I’m going to break down and answer some personal questions. There are a stack of ’em piled up here...

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The hazards of caffeine-induced dreams

April 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

I had a dream.No, nothing like Martin Luther King’s mighty speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial back in 1963.That was real life.My silly little dream actually did happen while I was asleep — and I remembered all of it, which is rare.Anyw...

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