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The Roots Pursuit – The Most Non Serious Event of the Season

Since 2011, The Roots Pursuit bicycle event has brought cycling madness, environmental awareness, and 12 lively challenges to downtown Coeur d’Alene. In the most non-serious bike event of the season, two or three person teams start from the Shared Harvest Community Garden and pedal to one of four “hubs”, where they have to complete physical, [...]

By |2016-05-21T10:23:40-07:00May 21st, 2016|Community, KEA|0 Comments

This Week: Mayor Bloem to Speak to KEA

As Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III notoriously said of being Mayor, "You come in in the morning and they bring you a big plate of [crap] to eat. So you grit your teeth and just when you get finished ... they're at the door with a bigger plate of [crap]." Coeur d'Alene is decidedly not [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:22:44-07:00November 1st, 2011|blog, KEA|0 Comments

Oil Spills and Mining Messes

We continue to watch in horror as the gulf oil spill expands and consumes beaches, marshland, birds, fish, and other wildlife. Even when the spill finally stops, the gulf region is facing years and years of cleanup. Those of us in North Idaho can relate as well as anyone south of Prince William Sound, Alaska.  [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:41:44-07:00June 14th, 2010|blog|3 Comments

CdA Council Candidates Address the Issues at KEA Forum

The candidates who showed for the KEA forum this afternoon acquitted themselves quite nicely, with mostly thoughtful answers to mostly difficult questions. Only challenger Dan Gookin failed to show, claiming in a letter to Kootenai Environmental Alliance the he had a prior engagement.  As moderator, I thought things went well, but perhaps too well.  On [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:31:48-07:00October 22nd, 2009|blog, KEA|0 Comments

Gookin to no-show at KEA Forum Thursday

We received a letter today from Dan Gookin, a candidate for City Council in Coeur d'Alene.  According to the letter, Mr. Gookin has a “prior speaking commitment” and will not be attending the candidate forum scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at noon at the Iron Horse. In the letter, Mr. Gookin said he “wants to share [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:31:48-07:00October 21st, 2009|blog, KEA|1 Comment

Actions for Action on Global Warming

Maybe getting a head start on Saturday’s “International Day of Climate Action,” a group of pranksters pulled a fast one on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today, holding a fake press conference to announce the fake news that the Chamber of Commerce was changing its stance on pending global warming legislation in Congress.  The Washington [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:31:48-07:00October 19th, 2009|blog|0 Comments

Recycled Fashion Success

The first and hopefully annual Junk2Funk show was a smashin’ fashion success! Thanks to the artists, the models, the volunteers, sponsors, supporters, promoters, photographers, and KEA staff who put it all together.   Our friends at DOMA Coffee have some more pictures up on their excellent blog.

By |2011-12-22T10:31:49-07:00October 13th, 2009|blog, KEA|0 Comments

Reviews of PBS Series on National Parks

I’ve got the first episode of the new Ken Burns’ PBS series on National Parks recorded on the DVR at home, but I haven’t seen it yet. (So don’t tell me how it turns out.) So far, the reviews of the series have been uniformly excellent. Well, almost. See this amusing Washington Post review. Are [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:31:49-07:00September 28th, 2009|blog|0 Comments