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Posted on: April 30, 2021

May 18th Election Clarifications

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I would like to make some clarifications regarding the May 18 Taxing District Election because of some perceived confusion, likely being prompted by the multiple mailers being sent combined with the numerous ballot types this election.

This election, Koote...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Participants Named for Study of Optional Forms of Government

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By MADISON HARDYStaff Writer | April 27, 2021 1:08 AM

COEUR d'ALENE — A long road of failed ad hoc committees and opposed selection processes regarding optional forms of government came to an end Monday as the Kootenai County board of commi...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

County Releases Good Neighbors Guide

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| April 21, 2021 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — The Good Neighbors Guide, developed by Kootenai County’s Planning and Zoning Commission, aims to reduce conflict between homeowners, developers, farmers, and forest owners.

“If ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Big Year for a County Getting Bigger

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By MADISON HARDYStaff Writer | April 21, 2021 1:09 AM

Grappling with population, development and costs, the Kootenai County commissioners painted a picture Tuesday of a community that is changing forever.

Recounting 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Taxpayers, Brace For This Expense

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By MADISON HARDYStaff Writer | February 23, 2021 1:06 AM

Kootenai County's $20 million attorney center will be paid for by taxpayer dollars, one way or another.

Whether it's through a general obligation bond, forgone taxes or an annual lease agreement, Kootena...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

A 'Ton' Of Food

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The little things add up.

That’s what Nancy Jones said Wednesday as she surveyed a van filled to the ceiling with food, all destined for the Community Action Partnership food bank.

“It’s teamwork,” she said. &ldqu...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Attorney center: still up in the air

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By MADISON HARDYStaff Writer | January 22, 2021

 After settling on an $18 million ceiling last week for the future attorney center, the Kootenai County commissioners worried they were committing to an empty shelled building.

Through Lombard Conrad ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Norris for Sheriff? - Yes, Again

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Come Jan. 1, Bob Norris will begin his four-year term as Kootenai County Sheriff with an 11-day head start.

Unanimously approved by the board of commissioners Monday morning, Sheriff-elect Norris was chosen from three potential candidates to act as Kootena...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Taxing District Election Information

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021, will be Election Day for taxing district candidates & measures, including:* Highway Districts* Hospital Boards* Library Districts* Water and Sewer Districts* Special Questions (such as the Post Falls School Levy)If you haven&...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Kootenai County Preliminary FY22 Budget

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Watch the Board of Commissioners meeting with Auditor staff to consider an initial overview of the submitted Fiscal Year 2022 countywide budget requests.

 

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Kootenai County State of the County Address

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Watch the State of the County Address given by Commissioner's Chris Fillios, Leslie Duncan and Bill Brooks, presented at the Best Western CDA Inn, Coeur d'Alene on April 20, 2021.

Thanks to Bunkhouse Media for providing video recording o...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Growth Management Principles and Possible Applications

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Growth management strategies are tools that can help ensure the great qualities of Kootenai County are not lost to unplanned sprawl.

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Kootenai County Employee of the Year-Kelly Peterson

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Kootenai County is excited to recognize Kelly Peterson as our 2020 Employee of the Year!Kelly has worked for Kootenai County since 2013. His exemplary customer service at the Post Falls DMV has been acknowledged by customers, one of which wrote, "&am...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Watch Facility Funding Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Leslie Duncan

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Commissioner Leslie Duncan hosted a Facility Funding Town Hall tonight at the county administrative building on March 31, 2021. Learn why a new facility is needed and what options the county is considering for funding construction here.

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Posted on: April 10, 2021

North Idaho State Fair August 20-29

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Last year the North Idaho Fair was canceled because of the COVID-19  pandemic. This year, if all goes according to plan, this incredibly popular Idaho tradition will be back on August 20-29th.

It’s months away but time flies. Your opport...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Kootenai County Budget Information

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How much do you know about the county budget? Do you know how much is collected from taxes compared to the total budget? Do you know how much is budgeted by each county official? How much is budgeted to support elections? Court functions? To purchase equi...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

'What Exactly Does the County Do?'

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We've recently had some great conversations with residents but one common inquiry we get is 'What exactly does the county do?'. It's a great question!For the most part, counties are really an arm of the state. County elected offi...
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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Kootenai County Announces Recruiting Video Release

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Kootenai County is pleased to announce the release of a recruiting video for employment opportunities within County government. We invite you to view the video on our website under our Human Resources link and to share it throughout our community, as well...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

First Judicial District Jury Trials to Resume First Week of March

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First Judicial District Jury Trials to Resume First Week of March

Read Administrative District Judge Order here.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Vessel Pump-outs turned on for the 2021 Boating Season

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Lake Coeur d’Alene Vessel pump-outs at Third Street, Carlin Bay, Eleventh Street and Harrison docks have been turned on for the 2021 boating season.

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

RV DUMP WATER ON

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ATTENTION RV DUMP CUSTOMERS: The water has been turned on for the season at the RV Dump at 250 E Dalton Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

New fees for Kootenai County Parks and Waterways

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Every five-years, Parks and Waterways fees are assessed by the Kootenai County Waterways Advisory Board. The Advisory Board then provides a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. In December of 2020, the Advisory Board reco...

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