Latest Coeur d'Alene News

Body found in vehicle submerged in Idaho's Fernan Lake

Oct. 24, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police in Idaho say they have found a body in a vehicle submerged in Fernan Lake that was last seen being driven by a Coeur d'Alene woman in September. The Spokesman-Review reports that the vehicle, a 2013 Toyota...

Rare grizzly bear confirmed in northern Idaho forest

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife managers in northern Idaho are warning people to be on the watch for grizzly bears after one was recently reported in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. Idaho Fish and Game regional wildlife biologist Barb McCall Moore said in a...

Idaho hospital says crush of COVID patients getting worse

Oct. 07, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Northern Idaho hospital that was the first in the state to institute health care rationing due to surging COVID-19 cases says the situation is growing worse. Kootenai Health reported a record 150 coronavirus inpatients on Wednesday, with...

Misinformation leads to animosity toward health care workers

Sep. 29, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A constant barrage of misinformation has Idaho health care workers facing increased animosity from some patients and community members, officials say. It's gotten so bad in northern Idaho that some Kootenai Health employees are scared to go to the grocery store if they...

Anti-mask mob shuts down Coeur d'Alene school board meeting

Sep. 24, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Coeur d’Alene School District’s Board of Trustees canceled a special meeting on Friday to consider a temporary COVID-19 mask mandate after protesters swarmed the building. The crowd gathered outside of the Midtown Center Meeting Room...

Northern Idaho community college president terminated

Sep. 23, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The board of trustees of a northern Idaho community college has fired the school’s president in what one board member who opposed the move called 100% retaliation. The board with a 3-2 vote Wednesday fired Rick MacLennan, ending his...

COVID surge pushes much of Idaho toward medical rationing

Sep. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's public health officials say crisis standards of care are imminent for the state's most populated region as hospitals continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. The southwestern and southern Idaho regions that include...

Northern Idaho's anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

Sep. 12, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of anti-government activism that has confounded attempts to battle a COVID-19 outbreak overwhelming hospitals in the deeply conservative region. A deadly 1992 standoff with federal agents near the...

In COVID-slammed Idaho, schools risk buckling hospitals

Sep. 09, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Idaho public health officials announced this week that northern hospitals were so crowded with coronavirus patients that they would be allowed to ration health care, roughly 11,000 kids in Coeur d'Alene were packing lunches, climbing on buses or grabbing backpacks...

Gonzaga coach Mark Few cited for DUI in Idaho

Sep. 07, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few has been cited for driving under the influence and said he exhibited “poor judgement” operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. Few released a statement Tuesday night apologizing for the “hurt...