Saturday, January 30, 2010

Corbin Park Vision

Rick Thomas and Post Falls Park and Recreation Commissioner Rich Noordam look over the preliminary plans for improvements to Corbin Park during a field trip to the park on Saturday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Prom Royalty

Marietta Huff and Jim Lewis were voted Queen and King of the Prom at Legacy House Assisted Living on Thursday. Festivities included a scavenger hunt and a dance.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Familiar Face

In my travels this week I crossed paths with former Idaho Governor/former US Senator, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorn and Major Vaughn Ward at Ground Force Manufacturing in Post Falls.

Music is the main course

The Coeur d'Alene Youth Orchestra is holding a fundraiser Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m. at the Cd'A Charter Academy auditorium (off 95 & Kathleen). The Coeur d'Alene Youth Orchestra, Junior Orchestra, and Intermediate String Orchestra will be performing favorite pops and jazz standards while an assortment of desserts are served. $10 includes dessert and coffee.

This Week in Print

Today's Main Street column in the Coeur d'Alene Press HERE.

Read more about the trio of basketball coaches pictured below, military academy nominations, what's happening at the Hot Rod Cafe and which birthday Ida Hawkins is celebrating!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Team Work

Post Falls Park & Rec coaches Chris Curlee, Josh Bartoo and Justin Curtis give their team of first and second graders a pep talk before their first game on Saturday.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cane Fu ... who knew?

My friend Peggy Santos of Center Target Sports emailed this interesting info on a new class. "As seen on TV, Cane Fu is one of the fastest growing forms of self defense and fitness in the United States. People of all ages and fitness levels can gain tremendous advantage in difficult situations by knowing how to use the cane." I think this just might catch on with the cane-carrying crowd.

Dancing with the Trojans!

Congratulations the the Post Falls High School dance team for taking two trophies home from the Northwest Cheer and Dance Competition on Saturday. Teams from Post Falls, St. Maries, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint competed in the dance category. The Trojan dancers took first in military style and second in dance. Back row left to right- Alexandra Sipe, Antigone Washington, Sidney Boyle front row (l-r) Britnee Davenport, Amanda Chapple, Meagan Hardy, Katie Sofaly and Meaghan Slaney.
Thanks to dance coach Tammy Roberts for the photo!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Main Street

This week's print Main Street column from the Coeur d'Alene Press HERE.

Crime Stats

Each quarter the Post Falls Police Department receives crime reports based on National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) information supplied by their Records Team. This report is compiled by the Idaho State Police using data provided by the Police Department.
Now the public can access these maps to see what has happened in their neighborhood HERE.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Brothers

Last week’s Birthday Club included the line that Eden Irgens would receive her real birthday present later this week when her son was due to be born. Well, Andrew Russton Irgens (on right) decided that he was ready to make his appearance before his mom’s birthday and arrived Wednesday afternoon. His daddy, Casey and big sister, Riley were happy to welcome Andy, early arrival and all. The next day Jennifer and Mike Alexander added to their family with Jaden Vance (on left in his daddy's hand), who joined big sister, Reagan. Andy and Jaden are both handsome young men, sure to break a few hearts in the years to come.

Monday, January 18, 2010

How warm was it?

Just half-past noon on Monday, the Coldwell Banker sign on Seltice Way and Bay St. in Post Falls read 59 degrees. Blue skies and sunshine and balmy temps on January 18? This time last year we were just starting to get a little relief from the continual and record-breaking snowfall and still had nearly 60 inches of the white stuff on the ground!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Session Man

On Saturday afternoon at CJ's Family Tradition in Rathdrum, old timers took to the stage for a jam session during a fundraiser spaghetti feed for the late Jake Bronson. Danny Dauber on lead guitar did justice to Waylon and Willie and the boys ... and to his friend, Jake.

Celebrating in Post Falls

Governor Butch Otter congratulated Mary Schell at the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet on Thursday. Mrs. Schell is a founding member of the Post Falls Historical Society and a 1940 graduate of Post Falls High School. The society was one of several award recipients of the evening. Press story is HERE. Photographs of the banquet HERE. Press editorial HERE.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Main Street

This week's print column in the Coeur d'Alene Press HERE. Read about the Post Falls Chamber banquet with the governor, why NOT to park in the old federal building parking lot in downtown Coeur d'Alene and where to have $5 spagehetti for a great cause on Saturday ...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Under Construction

from North Idaho College's Facebook page: Seiter Hall is closed for renovation. Offices and classrooms (including the Center for Educational Access) have been moved into portable buildings on the former DeArmond Mill property along River Avenue, which has been nicknamed “Seiter Village.” They will be at this location throughout the spring and summer of 2010 while Seiter is remodeled. Map HERE.

Showing up has its rewards

Jill Jurvelin and Debbie Nadeau (on the left and right) won the Attendance Reward for 2009 from the Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families. Kelly Sheffield and Tammy Rubino presented the Starbucks gift cards at the monthly KACF meeting.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


The Coeur d’Alene Vikings won the Fight for the Fish on the basketball court and in the stands in the annual matchup with crosstown rivals from Lake City High School. The boys won 53-43 and the girls, 55-41. The trout trophy is awarded to the school with the most spirit during the games. CHS' Elmer Jordan Court held a capacity crowd for the event.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

That's a Wrap ...

My three-hour career as a morning radio co-host was big fun. The incredibly early hour call time would be a hurdle in the long-term for sure. Enjoyed my time on KVNI with Kris Siebers, who's on the air afternoons at KHTQ/94.5 and pinch hitting this week on the AM station. We determined this morning that we'd set the bar low and try to achieve that but I think we did a good job considering we'd not met until about 10 minutes before air time. On Monday, the new morning team of Rick and Teresa Lukins can be heard from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on KVNI/AM 1080. Met them this morning after the show and Rick snapped this shot of Kris and me for More Main Street. Thanks Kris and welcome Rick and Teresa!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bright and Early!

On Thursday, Jan. 7, I'll be sitting in the co-host seat on KVNI/AM1080 for the morning show. Should be an adventure in getting up and being verbal at the crack of really early for this night owl! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Skip Hissong congratulates fellow Post Falls city councilor Betty Ann Henderson following her first council meeting on Tuesday night.

Boarding in North Idaho

Vicki Isakson displayed postcard perfect style on the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain on the last day of 2009. On New Years weekend she took a tumble into the deep powder at Lookout Pass. Not much snow in town but the area ski resorts are winter wonderlands.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Polar Bears Take The Plunge!

Several hundred enthusiastic and somewhat crazy revelors took the plunge into Lake Coeur d'Alene at Sanders Beach at the stroke of noon on New Years Day in the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Photos of the action HERE.
If you'd like to share a photo of you and your friends at the plunge email to and I'll add them to the album.