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Tubbs Hill Accessible Trail Up For Preliminary Approval

  After several months of study and discussion, tonight (Monday) the City of Coeur d'Alene's Parks and Recreation Commission will officially consider a consensus recommendation to retrofit a Tubbs Hill trail to accommodate wheelchair accessibility. Last spring, the City Council separated Tubbs Hill from the McEuen Park project and formed a task force to take [...]

By |2012-01-25T11:04:36-08:00January 23rd, 2012|Community|2 Comments

Ten Things To Watch in 2012

If there's one thing we notice in the KEA office, it is that the days on the calendar keep flying at us. Every day is a new challenge.  In the brief respite afforded by a slightly less frantic holiday week, here is a compilation of things we'll be watching as the new year unfolds. 1. [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:57:25-07:00January 1st, 2012|Forests, Water|0 Comments

Top Ten Posts of 2011

It's the end of 2011 and so we take quantitative stock of what we've accomplished in the last 52 weeks. The following are the most-viewed blog posts of 2011, which are actually quite representative of the issue work we've done over the last year. When it comes to North Idaho conservation controversies, from Bonner County [...]

By |2012-01-10T10:38:05-08:00December 26th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments

Wheelchairs on Tubbs Hill

More about all of this soon enough, but yesterday afternoon we were pleased to take part in a unique event. KEA has been invited to participate in a City of Coeur d'Alene committee reviewing accessibility and other issues on Tubbs Hill. Yesterday, the committee got a first hand experience with accessibility concerns on [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:05-08:00July 12th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|9 Comments

Tubbs Hill is Different

We’ve written a few times about Tubbs Hill and its intersection with the McEuen Park debate. As the concept proposal for McEuen goes to the City Council next week, the issue of Tubbs Hill is likely to be squarely at the forefront of the Council’s consideration. We’ve spent some time this past week, working with [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:06-08:00May 18th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|4 Comments

Tubbs Hill Foundation Issues New Letter on McEuen Park Trail Plans

We were recently cc’ed on a copy of a new letter from the Tubbs Hill Foundation to Mayor Bloem and the Coeur d'Alene City Council regarding the ongoing McEuen Park  discussion. In the April 28 letter signed by Foundation President Peter Luttropp, the Foundation reiterates and clarifies its position on the Tubbs Hill impacts of [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:06-08:00April 28th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments