Join the Festivities at KCFM Winter Market at Kootenai County Fairgrounds Next Saturday!
The 2023 KCFM Winter Market is set for Saturday, December 9th, from 10am to 3pm. It will take place at the Jacklin Building, Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Over 75 vendors will be present, selling items like seasonal produce, handmade wreaths, local honey, meats, cheeses, eggs, jams, baked goods, potted plants, woodcrafts, and bodycare products.
Kootenai County detectives investigate theft at LA Aluminum in Hayden
HAYDEN, Idaho — The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for suspects involved in a theft at LA Aluminum in Hayden. On Nov. 17 around 10 p.m., a silver 4-door Dodge Ram was seen entering the parking lot of LA Aluminum. Plate information was not able to be seen over surveillance footage.
Kootenai County detective asks public to help locate suspect involved in damaging property
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a suspect involved in damaging property. On Nov. 8 around 3:54 a.m., a suspect was seen on surveillance footage in the 9300 block of north Government Way in Hayden. They were seen using both fists to slam on a window at Survival Enterprises, causing damage.
Idaho Judicial Council reprimands Kootenai County magistrate judge for changing clothes without securing room
The Idaho Judicial Council publicly reprimanded Kootenai County Magistrate Judge Clark A. Peterson Thursday for failing to secure his judicial chambers when changing clothes. Peterson has been on leave over “personnel issues” for more than seven months, according to orders signed by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan.
PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Single mom returns to school
As part of the annual Press Christmas for All campaign, we share with readers the stories of those have received help from the program. This is one of them. For years, “Natalie” was a stay-at-home mom to her son. Then her marriage abruptly ended. “It was an overnight...
Kootenai County approves opt-out plan for Cd’A Tribe rezone
COEUR d’ALENE — Property owners within the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s reservation boundaries will have the chance to opt out of their property being rezoned from rural to agricultural. Bill Brooks and Bruce Mattare voted Thursday to open a 180-day window beginning Jan. 1 in which property...
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Probes Discovery of Human Remains in Local Twin Lakes Area
On November 26, 2023, human remains were found in the Twin Lakes area, prompting a response from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). Local hunters discovered the remains on their private property on Timber Ridge Road.
Navigating the Complex Crime Landscape of Kootenai County, Idaho
Kootenai County, Idaho, is experiencing a complex crime dynamic with specific areas showing increased violent crime risks. Data from Idaho State Police's Uniform Crime Reporting indicates a 3% rise in Group A offenses in 2022, despite a statewide decline in overall crime. Twin Falls has been a hotspot for violent crime, particularly assaults, with a notable link to drug arrests. This has underscored the importance of robust policing and community strategies to combat these trends.
Body discovered in northern Idaho
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office in northern Idaho has reported that human remains were discovered Monday morning, November 27.
Cd’A Airport needs traffic control tower, director says
COEUR d’ALENE — Traffic at the Coeur d’Alene Airport has increased so much that director Gaston Patterson said he plans to pursue adding an air traffic control tower at Pappy Boyington Field. “Not only does that help sequence and improve traffic flows, but it also improves the...
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Kootenai County, Idaho!
The state of Idaho has a reputation for having a low crime rate. Overall, the Idaho State Police reported a decrease in crime in 2022, and the Gem State ranks fourth in the nation for the fewest crimes per 100,000 residents. Surprisingly, though, there are certain areas in this state that you might want to stay away from if you’re planning on going for a run or stroll after dark.
Hunters find human remains in northern Idaho north of Rathdrum, name of person and cause of death unknown
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office in northern Idaho has reported that human remains were discovered Monday morning, November 27. KCSO along with the Kootenai County Coroner’s Office responded to a remote area of Timber Ridge Road, located between Spirit Lake and Twin Lake north of Rathdrum at 9:48am, after receiving a call from a group of hunters who were on their private property and located the remains.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office warns iPhone users of new update
COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), among hundreds of other law enforcement agencies, have issued a privacy warning for the new iPhone software update. “PARENTS: Don’t forget to change these settings on your child’s phone to help keep them safe as well,” KCSO...
Kootenai County home prices hold steady amidst higher interest rates
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Kootenai County’s home prices are holding steady. The Coeur d’Alene Regional Realtors reported that the median price of a single-family home was $525,000 in October, the same as September, but down 4.5% from a year ago. That makes it tough for locals to...
Hunters stumble upon mysterious human remains on Idaho private property, cops say
The remains have likely been on the property for “many months,” deputies said.