Mission: Save Lives: Duties of the Coast Guard go beyond party patrols

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Story By Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local The orange-striped ships with sailors from the US Coast Guard that patrol the waters of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are responsible for more than checking registrations and policing loud parties. District 13 of the Coast Guard has authority over commercial fishing regulations, enforcing environmental regulations and protecting inland waters. But …

Building Fun and Creating Lasting Memories: Company brings trampoline parks to your own backyard

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Story by Jillian Chandler | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local “We felt the need to foster socialization in a time when kids would rather sit and engage with a video game instead of kids their age. We wanted families to experience fun together by embracing the boundless joy of bouncing. Trampoline parks are the perfect way to fill this …

Out of the Birds’ Shadow: Sagle Museum makes move south

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Story & Photo By Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local As she pointed out inventions, airplanes and photos spanning more than a century of United States history, Rachel Riddle Schwam found herself apologizing for mixing up the dates on a few displays at the new location of the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center. The double-checking was …

Bring on the Music: A variety of outdoor concert series bring the community together

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By Jillian Chandler |Photos By Greyson Turner of Creative Spaces Media | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local There’s nothing like spending a warm summer day in North Idaho outdoors. And what better way to unwind and spend time with family and friends than at one of the many summer concert series the area has to offer. Over the years, outdoor …

Chasing Failure: How Tacoma’s Richard Kresser uses defeat as motivation

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By Anneli Fogt | Photo by Richard Kresser | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Richard Kresser stood outside a café in Bend, Oregon, devastated. He cried as he spoke to his girlfriend over the phone. “The trip’s over,” he told her. His bicycle, and the 80 pounds of highly specialized gear that had been attached to it, was gone: …

Chrome That: Idaho artist finds niche, world-renown as specialty painter

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By Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local As a child growing up in small-town California, Gary Watson liked to bury treasure. The treasures he buried were rocks, ones he painted with paint from his parents’ auto body shop. But one thing about the paint—specifically the lid of the paint can—always bothered him: It just never looked shiny. …

Coeur d’Alene 4th of July Celebrations: Independence Day Festivities Abound in the Inland Northwest

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By Colin Anderson | Photo by Diane Highem | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Across the country, our nation will be celebrating its 243rd birthday come July 4 with parades, barbecues, remembrance and, of course, lots of fireworks. It’s a time for the nation to come together in celebration, putting aside our differing opinions and beliefs so we can …

Event brings nostalgia to downtown: Car d’Lane celebrates its 29th year

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By Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Like many origin stories, that of Car d’Lane starts with a small idea. In 1990, Idaho’s centennial year, a group from Southern Idaho was coming up as part of the celebration, touring the state in their classic cars. Dennis LeKander, a Coeur d’Alene downtown businessman, got together with a few …

It started as an idea

It started as an idea … : Individuals making a big impact in their local communities

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By Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Ideas are powerful. Something as simple as a passing thought can become something huge that impacts our daily lives, or something small impacting the people in our neighborhood. When the idea is something that could positively impact a community, others are usually quick to rally behind it. There are examples …