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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

11/16/2018

article Coeur d’Alene Casino undergoing renovation
(Idaho) -- A major renovation is underway at Coeur d’Alene Casino to celebrate the North Idaho resort’s 25th anniversary. More than 68,000 square feet of...

11/4/2018

article Cd’A man sentenced in Lewiston drug ring case
(Idaho) -- A Coeur d’Alene man who transported large quantities of methamphetamine to Lewiston and the Nez Perce Reservation was sentenced this week in Coeur d...

11/2/2018

article New exhibit, programming at Coeur d’Alene Library recognize American Indian Heritage Month
(Idaho) -- Visitors to the Coeur d'Alene Public Library this month will be able to explore American Indian cultural tales through the new outdoor Storywalk exhibit...

10/27/2018

article Two men sentenced to prison for drug trafficking
(Idaho) -- Two members of a multistate drug trafficking ring with links to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and the Nez Perce Indian Reservation were sent to federal prison...

10/10/2018

article OP/ED: Why the Coeur d'Alene Tribe opposes Prop 1
(Idaho) -- The Coeur D’Alene Tribe opposes Prop 1, and I want Idahoans to understand why. We have joined with thousands of others across Idaho, and we are...

10/8/2018

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe to build $15.8 million youth center
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council has given the approval for its health care organization, Marimn Health, to construct a new youth and family recreation...
article Coeur D'Alene Tribe to Build Youth Recreation Center
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has approved plans for a nearly $16 million youth and family recreation center in northern Idaho. The center will be built on land...

8/15/2018

article Idaho’s horse industry relies on a healthy horse racing environment
(Idaho) -- The initiative to save Idaho horse racing is now Proposition 1 on this November’s ballot. It’s time for all of us — those who signed it, who...

8/5/2018

article SEN. NONINI: PROP 1: Deserves ‘yes’ vote
(Idaho) -- “Prop 1 would result in casinos springing up all over the state.” That’s the response from Coeur d’Alene Tribe chairman Ernie Stensger...

7/24/2018

article Coeur d’Alene Members Get Access to Trillion-Dollar App Economy
(Idaho) -- It doesn’t take the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to tell rural Indians that they are a severely underserved community when it comes to access to...

6/24/2018

article Horse racing pins hopes on ballot
(Idaho) -- With the Idaho Secretary of State’s office announcing that it’s likely a ballot initiative authorizing “historical” or “instant...

6/22/2018

article ‘Historical horse racing’ expected to qualify for Idaho ballot
(Idaho) -- Election officials say a proposal to legalize so-called “historical horse racing” in Idaho appears to have secured enough verifiable signatures to qualify for...

6/6/2018

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe member’s body returned to family
(Idaho) -- The body of a 21-year-old Coeur d’Alene Tribe member who was killed in a car crash Friday was returned to her family after a successful petitioning to...
article Coroner’s Office will not do autopsy for woman after CDA Tribe disputes it
(Idaho) -- The Kootenai County Coroner Office said Tuesday they will not do an autopsy on a woman who died in a car crash near Worley on June 1. Tribal attorneys asked...
article Coroner’s Office will not do autopsy for woman after CDA Tribe disputes it
(Idaho) -- The Kootenai County Coroner Office said Tuesday they will not do an autopsy on a woman who died in a car crash near Worley on June 1.Tribal attorneys asked...
article Woman’s body returned to Cd’A Tribe
(Idaho) -- The body of a 21-year-old killed in a car crash was returned to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe Tuesday after a judge signed a temporary restraining order prohibiting...

6/5/2018

article Kootenai County Coroners release body of Coeur d'Alene Tribe member
(Idaho) -- Tribal attorneys representing the family of Olivia Pakootas met with attorneys for the Kootenai County Coroner’s office on Tuesday. The parties reached...

6/4/2018

article CDA Tribe gets restraining order to stop autopsy on former Tekoa-Oakesdale basketball star
(Idaho) -- Attorneys for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has been granted a temporary restraining order against Kootenai County Coroner Warren Keene to stop an autopsy on...
article Coeur d’Alene Tribe claims coroner held member’s body against family’s will
(Idaho) -- The family of a 21-year-old who was killed in a car accident Friday has filed a restraining order against the Kootenai County Coroner’s office alleging...
article Family of Native American woman killed in crash halts autopsy for cultural beliefs
(Idaho) -- On Monday, a judge granted the request filed by Pakootas’ family to order a temporary restraining order against Kootenai County Coroner, Warren Keen.

5/12/2018

article Trustees announce final Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Basin Natural Resource Trustees, also known as the Restoration Partnership, are pleased to release the final Restoration Plan and...

5/9/2018

article Tribal council elects Stensgar chair; Matheson vice-chair
(Idaho) -- Ernie Stensgar will again lead the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council as Chairman following an internal vote Monday, May 7.

5/8/2018

article Les Bois Park operators spent $1.34M on effort to get 'instant racing' initiative on Idaho's Nov. ballot
(Idaho) -- Treasure Valley Racing LLC, the firm that operates the now-shuttered Les Bois Park horse racing track and casino in Garden City, poured a whopping $1.34...

5/2/2018

article Horse racers charge group affilitated with tribe broke laws [sub req]
(Idaho) -- The petition-gathering organization claims troubles with a Coeur d’Alene Tribe-affiliated group may now include felonies. The allegations come alongside...

5/1/2018

article ‘Instant racing’ initiative backers say they have enough signatures to make ballot
(Idaho) -- After hundreds of hours of knocking on doors, pounding the pavement and working the crowds at events, organizers of a statewide initiative to legalize certain...

4/30/2018

article Horse-race backers say they've reached their goal, setting up a fall vote on gambling
(Idaho) -- After hundreds of hours of knocking on doors, pounding the pavement and working the crowds at events, organizers of a statewide initiative to legalize certain...

4/24/2018

article Idaho Racetrack Group Accuses Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Intimidation, Bribery
(Idaho) -- Action group “Save Idaho Horse Racing” claims a rival group funded by the Coeur D’Alene tribal casino operator is obstructing it from saving...

4/23/2018

article Coeur D'Alene Tribe Denies Breaking Law
(Idaho) -- Officials with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe are denying claims they broke state law to stop a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize lucrative betting...
article Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law
(Idaho) -- A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho on Monday accused the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter...
article Save Idaho Horse Racing claims tribe is bribing signature gatherers
(Idaho) -- A move to add a ballot initiative to bring back historical horse racing machines in Idaho is seeing some heated back and forth. Last month, the people behind...

4/21/2018

article They'll Go Down in History
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Hall of Fame welcomed three more worthy and deserving members when the 2018 inductees were announced Friday evening.Prominent and successful...

4/15/2018

article Climber who died at Smith Rock from Coeur d’Alene
(Washington) -- A climber who fell to his death Tuesday at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon was from Coeur d’Alene. Alexander J. Reed, 20, fell roughly 200 feet,...

3/30/2018

article EDITORIAL: Don’t gamble on this initiative
(Idaho) -- Cowboys and Indians no longer wield Winchesters or bows and arrows. Today’s combatants are armed with clipboards. The cowboys, proponents of a thinly...

3/28/2018

article Bid to vote on betting machines at tracks sparks dispute
(Idaho) -- Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has hired operatives to...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies voter intimidation
(Idaho) -- Officials with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe say they have hired employees to counter claims surrounding a proposed ballot initiative, but deny accusations...
article Group denies harassment claims over instant horse racing machines
(Idaho) -- Horse racing has been a topic of conversation at the Statehouse over the last five years. In 2013, lawmakers approved the use of instant horse racing machines...
article Idaho Tribes Ask to Intervene in Hells Canyon Relicensing
(Idaho) -- A southeastern Idaho tribe is seeking to intervene in an Idaho utility's attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for...

3/20/2018

article Idaho lawmakers discuss false claims on ballot initiatives
(Idaho) -- An Idaho Senate panel has introduced a proposal making it illegal to knowingly lie while collecting signatures for state ballot initiatives.
article How humble bingo hall transformed into Idaho destination casino
(Idaho) -- Long before it became the destination that it is today, the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel was a bingo hall. And long before the bingo hall, it was a...

3/19/2018

article New bill came after signature-gatherer gave lawmaker false info about initiative proposal
(Idaho) -- Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, says he was surprised when he was approached by a signature-gatherer in downtown Boise during a legislative lunch break recently...

3/18/2018

article March 23, 1993: The Boom Began With Bingo
(Idaho) -- Long before it became the destination that it is today, the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel was a bingo hall. And long before the bingo hall, it was a...
article That'a 25 Years Down, 25 Millennia to Go
(Idaho) -- The most basic human instinct is to survive. Go ahead and judge others whose paths to prosperity might run counter to yours theologically, ideologically or in...

3/14/2018

article FBI recognizes LaSarte, advocate extraordinaire
(Idaho) -- Recognition wasn’t on her mind when Bernie LaSarte started an advocacy program more than a decade ago targeting the victims of domestic violence on the...

2/8/2018

article OP/ED: Cd’A Casino strategy is on the money
(Idaho) -- There’s simply no way Americans are doing less gambling these days. Nope. In fact, when you count illegal or unregulated domestic gambling, plus...

1/30/2018

article Native American gubernatorial candidate speaks in Pocatello
(Idaho) -- Rep. Paulette Jordan says if she wins the 2018 gubernatorial race she would not only be the first woman to serve as Idaho’s governor, but also the first...

1/28/2018

press release Best of 2018! Circling Raven Golf Course
(Idaho) -- Circling Raven Golf is one of the most popular, albeit challenging golf courses in North Idaho. It's been voted the number one tribal course in the country,...

1/23/2018

article Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
(Idaho) -- A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her...

1/17/2018

article CDA Tribe continues with pike relocation program
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will continue a pike relocation program in Lake Coeur d’Alene in 2018, officials say.

1/7/2018

article A big year in water rights
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is looking for a resolution to the North Idaho water adjudication process. The Tribe hopes a decision by the Idaho Supreme Court...

1/2/2018

article Gaming will be an issue
(Idaho) -- The surprising and unexpected entry of State Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, into next May’s gubernatorial primary virtually guarantees that once again...

11/11/2017

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery
(Idaho) -- The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery, according to news reports. Francis SiJohn, the chief executive officer...

11/10/2017

article Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO Facing Misdemeanor Battery Charge
(Idaho) -- Northern Idaho authorities say the CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel has been arrested following an attack on his brother, the former Coeur d...

11/9/2017

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery
(Idaho) -- The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery, according to news reports. Francis SiJohn, the chief executive officer...
article Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO accused of battery; alleged victim is brother, a former Coeur d’Alene Tribe police chief
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel CEO Francis SiJohn was arrested in Post Falls early Tuesday morning for the alleged battery of his brother, former...

11/8/2017

article Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO arrested for battery; alleged victim is brother, a former Coeur d’Alene Tribe Police Chief
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel CEO Francis SiJohn was arrested in Post Falls early Tuesday morning for the alleged battery of his brother, former...

11/7/2017

article Idaho Supreme Court upholds CdA Tribe’s jurisdiction over St. Joe River docks
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has the authority to remove unpermitted docks and pilings on the St. Joe River that were...
article New precedent set for upholding Idaho tribal court decisions
(Idaho) -- A recent Idaho Supreme Court decision sets a precedent for ensuring tribal court judgments are upheld throughout the state, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe said...

11/6/2017

article New Precedent Set for Tribal Court Decisions in Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe says a recent Idaho Supreme Court decision sets a new precedent for ensuring tribal court judgments are upheld throughout the...

10/24/2017

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe to unveil memorial for Sisters Building in DeSmet
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will pay tribute to the Sisters of Charity of Providence Boarding school, known locally as the Sisters Building, that was...

9/9/2017

article The right tools
(Idaho) -- Many of today’s students face an economic challenge that hampers their ability to succeed in the classroom. They don’t have the basic school...

8/23/2017

article Curley admits casino theft
(Idaho) -- A Worley man pleaded guilty in Federal Court Aug. 15 to stealing more than $60,000 from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Colten Nicholas Curley, age 20, of...

7/27/2017

article Post Falls woman pleads guilty to stealing from a tribal organization
(Idaho) -- 53-year-old Julianna Park from Post Falls pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft from a tribal organization. According to the plea agreement and statements made in...

7/15/2017

article Coeur d’Alene tribe brings dance, culture and cardio to Washington, D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Imani Antone, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, has been dancing for as long as she can remember. “No matter how stressed I may feel...

6/8/2017

article GUEST ACCESS / How the Coeur d'Alene Casino is trying to connect visitors with tribal culture and the land
(Idaho) -- Dancing, drumming, singing, regalia, storytelling. They're not just vital to many tribal cultures; they're sacred. That makes for challenges in...

5/13/2017

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino
(Idaho) -- A former employee of the casino owned by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is being accused of embezzlement. According to an indictment filed in federal court,...

5/11/2017

article Idaho man accused of stealing from Coeur d’Alene Casino
(Idaho) -- A 19-year-old Idaho man embezzled more than $64,000 while working at the Coeur d’Alene Casino last year, a federal indictment says. Colten N. Curley, 19...

5/9/2017

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe elects Tribal Council members
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene tribal members in Plummer cast their votes May 6 and 7 to fill two positions on the seven-member Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council....

5/8/2017

article CdA tribe elects Stensgar, Luke
(Idaho) -- Over the weekend, Coeur d’Alene tribal members cast their votes to fill two positions on the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. Incumbent Ernie...

4/17/2017

article CdA Tribe’s ‘Powwow Sweat’ program incorporates fitness, tribal culture
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has made national news, as NPR reports that the tribe’s developed an innovative “Powwow Sweat” program that...

4/11/2017

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe resumes gillnetting pike in Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is using gillnets to cut down on northern pike in hopes of helping cutthroat trout populations in northern Idaho.
article Tribe resumes gillnetting northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene
(Idaho) -- Gillnets are being deployed again this year as fisheries biologists begin another season of a multi-year project targeting northern pike in order to improve...

4/10/2017

article Tribe resumes gillnetting northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene
(Idaho) -- In North Idaho, where northern pike are tolerated by state fisheries managers and prized by many anglers, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has been clamping down...

1/8/2017

article Idaho Mythweaver bridging cultures
(Idaho) -- Some 27 years into its history, The Idaho Mythweaver just completed what volunteer executive director Jane Fritz assessed to be “the best year we’...

12/31/2016

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe Gets First Eagles for Aviary
(Idaho) -- The day was dark. Fog obliterated the landscape. Rain and snow alternated throughout the day. Despite that, the enthusiasm of the people in attendance couldn...

11/5/2016

article Water potatoes: Digging a tribal tradition
(Idaho) -- Already in a 4-year-old's paradise — mud — Nikye Carillo spotted a water potato that had been dug up from the southern end of Lake Coeur d...

10/27/2016

article Tribe to share history culture in CdA
(Idaho) -- The history and culture of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe will be shared through November in a collaboration with the Salvation Army Kroc Center and the Human...

10/12/2016

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe opens Northwest’s first tribal eagle aviary
(Idaho) -- The first tribal eagle aviary in the Northwest is opening on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, which will allow the tribe to keep captive bald and...

9/17/2016

article Cd’A Tribal Housing wins grant for roofs
(Idaho) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development competitively awarded $438,100 in Indian Community Development Block Grant funds to the Coeur d’...

9/12/2016

article Sijohn is new casino CEO for Coeur d’Alene Tribe
(Idaho) -- Francis SiJohn has been chosen as the new CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. SiJohn has worked at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel...

9/10/2016

article SiJohn new casino CEO
(Idaho) -- Francis SiJohn is the next CEO of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, announced The Coeur d'Alene Tribe Friday. SiJohn, according to a press...

9/9/2016

article Tribe announces new casino exec
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is proud to announce the next Chief Executive Officer of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Francis SiJohn.

7/19/2016

article Statue honors prominent Coeur d'Alene tribal chief
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene City and tribal leaders dedicated a statue honoring one of the Coeur d'Alene tribe’s most prominent chiefs. Long before there...
article P.S. City, tribe dedicate statue
(Idaho) -- Chief Morris Antelope was known to be fair and just, a strong advocate for the rights of his people at a time when the Coeur d’Alene Tribe began to...

6/29/2016

article Tribe operates liquor store
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Development Corporation acquired a contract to sell liquor from a local vendor in Plummer.

6/25/2016

article Dedication set for new CdA public art July 18
(Idaho) -- A new piece of public art honoring Coeur d’Alene Indian Chief Morris Antelope will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Monday, July 18. The statue of the chief...

6/16/2016

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe lets casino resort CEO go
(Idaho) -- Dave Matheson has again lost his job as CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley. Matheson’s contract was not renewed, and the Coeur...

6/15/2016

article Cd’A Tribe seeking new casino CEO
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has declined to renew Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO Dave Matheson’s contract this week and will begin a search for a new...

6/14/2016

article Tribe gives $1.4 million
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe recently donated more than $1.37 million to area schools and non-profits. More than 104 organizations, including St. Maries...

6/10/2016

article Coeur d’Alene Tribe canoe stops at City Park
(Idaho) -- Members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe lined the shore of City Beach, searching the horizon for Warch, the canoe. All at once, people started murmuring to...

6/8/2016

article Coeur d’Alene tribe begins canoe journey
(Idaho) -- Smoke from burning sweetgrass drifted over the 35-foot-long dugout cedar canoe and its seven paddlers. Words of prayer and blessing were spoken, seeking...

6/7/2016

article Coeur d'Alene tribe launches handmade canoe
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is bringing an important tradition back to life. A canoe that was handmade by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe started its first...

6/1/2016

article Tribe announces $1.37M in education donations
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe announced it recently donated $1.37 million to area schools and nonprofits. In a ceremony at the Stensgar Pavilion at the...

5/18/2016

article Court rejects tribe's appeal
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication’s water court denied a motion by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to reconsider its ruling on a...

5/1/2016

article Coeur d'Alene home to two golf gems including a bucket-list island green
(Idaho) -- Hope floats. Most golf balls, of course, do not. About a seven-hour drive from Calgary — not too far for a summer getaway — is the only floating,...

4/9/2016

article Free rides to end on Citylink
(Idaho) -- For the two years Lindsey Smith has been riding Citylink for free, she has found the bus transit system reliable as well as economical for her to get around.

2/15/2016

article Gaming Commission Bill
(Idaho) -- Legislators have drafted a bill that could save live horse racing. It's the Gaming Commission Bill. The bill would create a gaming commission to oversee...

1/28/2016

article Coeur d’Alene Casino mixes it up with Bar Wars
(Idaho) -- If you visit the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel this Saturday night, you might need a designated driver for the Millennium Falcon.

1/24/2016

article Idaho horsemen say instant racing fight not over
(Idaho) -- Rows of slot-like gambling machines sit in empty betting parlors at Idaho's horse racing tracks. Employees once in charge of serving cocktails to bettors...

12/9/2015

article Idaho Council on Indian Affairs opens Boise meeting, reviews tribes' economic impact
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs is meeting at the state Capitol this afternoon, with an agenda ranging from an economic impact review, public safety...
article Indian Affairs Council backs new emergency communications commission, if tribes get voting member
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Indian Affairs Council has voted unanimously to support proposed legislation from Brigadier General Brad Richy, director of the Idaho Bureau of...

12/8/2015

article Otter's office says it has no legislation in works on instant racing; tribes say they think it's over
(Idaho) -- When Idaho Indian Affairs Council Chairman Marc Gibbs, R-Grace, asked tribal leaders on the council today to talk about “instant racing,” Chief...

12/3/2015

article Court orders Idaho to pay CdA Tribe legal fees for instant racing case, but cuts amount
(Idaho) -- Idaho must pay the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s attorney fees and costs associated with the tribe’s lawsuit over slot machine-like “instant...
article Idaho Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Coeur d'Alene Tribe
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Supreme Court has ordered the state of Idaho to pay attorney fees and costs to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in the instant racing case. Earlier...

12/2/2015

article Idaho high court awards legal fees in instant racing case
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that Idaho must pay the Coeur d'Alene Tribe about $57,000 in legal fees in a case involving the legality of lucrative...

12/1/2015

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe names new Police Chief
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has selected a new Chief of Police. Effective December 1, 2015, Sam Abrahamson will be the new Chief of Police for the Coeur d...
article Tribe promotes officer Abrahamson
(Idaho) -- Sam Abrahamson will be the new Chief of Police for the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Department starting Tuesday. Abrahamson, an enrolled member of the...

11/30/2015

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe hires new police chief
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police have a new police chief. On Monday, the department announced Sam Abrahamson will become the new Chief of Police starting...

11/28/2015

article Winter Blessing showcases Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s rich culture
(Idaho) -- It’s a perfect time to build a small fire, sit close to your friends and family and listen to stories. In that spirit, the Coeur d’Alene Casino...

11/7/2015

article A Modest Ernie Stensgar Honored by NIGA for Selfless Dedication to Sovereignty
(Florida) -- After more than three decades of service defending and advancing Indian rights and championing tribal self-reliance, longtime Coeur d'Alene tribal...

10/31/2015

article Eye on Boise: Otter wants ‘instant racing’ back, but with restrictions
(Idaho) -- Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants to see slot machine-like “instant racing” terminals return in Idaho with tighter regulations, in an effort to boost...

10/28/2015

article Idaho governor calls for return of instant racing terminals
(Idaho) -- Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he wants to see lucrative betting machines known as instant horse racing terminals reinstated in Idaho, with tighter...

10/19/2015

article 10-day liquor suspension served to Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
(Idaho) -- From November 1st to the 10th, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel will not be allowed to serve alcohol due to a ten day liquor license suspension....
article Idaho tribe's casino sanctioned for hosting racy performance
(Idaho) -- Regulators have temporarily suspended an American Indian casino's liquor license after determining the Idaho venue hosted an all-male revue that featured...

10/18/2015

article Coeur d’Alene Casino liquor license suspended
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is blaming “excessive” dance moves by hunky male performers for a 10-day liquor license suspension.

10/13/2015

article Tribe Defends Tardy Fees Request In Horse-Racing Row [sub req]
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has told the Idaho Supreme Court that the state was "plainly incorrect" in characterizing as widespread a 14-day period...

10/10/2015

article State: Tribe should not be granted extension to collect fees
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Attorney General's office says the Idaho Supreme Court has made it loud and clear that all deadlines matter. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe filed a...

10/6/2015

article Instant Horse Racing Machines Illegal; Idaho Supreme Court Rules For Tribes
(Idaho) -- Instant horse racing machines, which closely resemble slot machines, are now officially illegal in Idaho following a ruling by the Idaho Supreme Court. This...

10/4/2015

article Opening the door to heritage
(Idaho) -- Sarai Mays said when her grandson began school, he came home in tears because he didn't believe he was an American Indian unless he had a bow and arrows.

9/25/2015

article Tribe to pay fish bounty for Lake Coeur d'Alene research
(Idaho) -- A tribe is implementing a temporary bounty on northern pike as it studies cutthroat trout predators. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports starting Oct. 1, the...

9/9/2015

article Tribe donates $1.2M to schools, arts
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has announced more than $1.1 million in education donations for 2015. ... The Tribe has been supporting education for more than...

9/1/2015

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe donates $10,300 in grants to NIC Foundation
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe presented the North Idaho College Foundation with a check for $5,300 and the NIC Booster Club with a check for $5,000 recently.

8/11/2015

article Idaho justices bristle at state’s instant-racing arguments
(Idaho) -- Idaho Supreme Court justices appeared unconvinced Tuesday by arguments that the court should stay out of a dispute over a botched veto of a gambling bill, to...
article Idaho Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Ban On Instant Horse Racing
(Idaho) -- It’s a multi-million dollar question that now stands before the Idaho Supreme Court: Should a ban on instant horse racing become law? This question was...
article Idaho Supreme Court listens to betting-machine arguments
(Idaho) -- Justices on Idaho's highest court listened to legal arguments on Tuesday over whether lucrative betting machines should remain legal in the state. The...
article Idaho Supreme Court to hear arguments today in instant racing case
(Idaho) -- Today is the day that the Idaho Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the instant racing case, the lawsuit from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe that raises...

7/27/2015

article EDITORIAL: And then there was one
(Massachusetts) -- The music is winding down, and one potential partner is left standing. But if the state Gaming Commission finds that the sole commercial bidder for a...
article BLOG: Captain Obvious Makes Landmark Ruling: Texas Hold ‘Em Is Poker
(Idaho) -- Texas Hold ‘Em is poker. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most, but the pronouncement was a serious disappointment to an Idaho casino....

7/26/2015

article Idaho Tribe Loses Appeal to Run Poker Room
(Idaho) -- The Couer d’Alene tribe in Idaho lost its appeal in the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to allow it to run a poker room at its gambling facility.

7/22/2015

article 9th Circuit rules against CdA Tribe in Texas Hold 'Em poker case
(Idaho) -- The 9th Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals has ruled against the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s bid to offer Texas Hold ‘Em poker at its reservation...
article 9th Circuit upholds injunction against Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Texas Hold ’em tournaments
(Idaho) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal judge’s temporary injunction against the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s offering of Texas...
article Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Idaho Tribe's Poker Games
(Idaho) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a request by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to dismiss a lawsuit by Idaho officials seeking to prevent Texas Hold 'Em...
article Coeur d’Alene Tribe loses Texas Hold ’Em appeal
(Idaho) -- Texas Hold ’Em isn’t allowed in Idaho, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe wants to offer the...

7/12/2015

article Julyamsh powwow replaced with shorter celebration for 2015
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe won’t host a powwow this summer, but it will put on a brief cultural celebration next weekend that includes some...

6/9/2015

article Greyhound Park wants to participate in instant racing court case at Idaho Supreme Court
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene Racing, operator of the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls, has filed a petition to offer arguments in the Coeur d’Alene...

6/8/2015

article Pakootas hired to lead some Nez Perce Tribe businesses
(Idaho) -- The Clearwater River Casino is under new management. The Nez Perce Tribe has hired former Washington State Congressional Candidate Joseph Pakootas to lead...

6/7/2015

article Tribe Challenges Idaho Governor’s Veto of Instant Horse Racing Machines in State Supreme Court
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has petitioned the Idaho Supreme Court over Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of a gaming bill, and the...

6/4/2015

article Idaho Tribe asks Supreme Court to deny Governor’s veto
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho wants the state’s Supreme Court to enforce legislation passed overwhelmingly by both houses but vetoed by...

6/3/2015

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes betting machine battle to court
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to order the state to enforce legislation banning instant horse racing terminals. The tribe...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe wants gaming machines out by July
(Idaho) -- During the regular legislative session this year lawmakers passed a bill to repeal a law that allows instant horse racing machines that were supposed to be...
article Coeur d’Alene Tribe asks Idaho Supreme Court to enforce historical racing betting ban
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has taken the next legal step to challenge Gov. Butch Otter's veto of a ban on electronic horse-racing betting terminals,...
press release Tribe Files Legal Challenge To Veto
(Idaho) -- Today, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe filed a petition with the Idaho Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to compel Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to...

5/29/2015

article Tribe's Benewah Medical Center to celebrate 25th anniversary
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Benewah Medical Center is rapidly approaching its 25th anniversary and is planning a party to celebrate.

5/26/2015

article Course Source: Eagle Vines, Circling Raven [2nd Item]
(Idaho) -- THE LAST RESORT: Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho. THE LAYOUT: For destination golfers, the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course deserves its lofty...

5/7/2015

article CDA Tribe plans to challenge instant racing repeal veto
(Idaho) -- The fight over instant racing machines in Idaho isn't over. A spokesperson for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe says they will challenge Gov. Butch Otter's...
article Prostitutes migrate to Idaho following Spokane enforcement actions
(Idaho) -- Regulars at the Coeur d’Alene Casino began complaining early this year that they were being approached by prostitutes, says the tribe’s Public...

5/5/2015

article Allan re-elected, named chairman
(Idaho) -- Over the weekend, Coeur d'Alene tribal members cast their votes to fill three open Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council positions. Chief J. Allan was again re...

4/6/2015

article Tribe Plays Hand Against State's Poker Ban At 9th Circ.
(Idaho) -- The Coeur D'Alene tribe of Idaho on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to overturn the state's injunction forbidding it from holding Texas Hold 'em...

2/25/2015

article Fueled By Casinos, Idaho Tribal Businesses Have $1 Billion Economic Impact
(Idaho) -- A new study says the five tribes of Idaho play a major role in the state’s economy. The study was put together by University of Idaho research economist...

2/9/2015

article Idaho Senate committee hears testimony on proposal to end instant horse racing
(Idaho) -- The Senate State Affairs Committee listened to nearly three hours of testimony Monday from various horse-racing industry representatives urging members not to...
article Instant racing: 'A long and dubious history around the country'
(Idaho) -- Helo Hancock, legislative liaison for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, told the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning, “We are here today because...
article Sho-Ban tribal chair on Lamb: 'When you do a background check, you find out these kinds of things'
(Idaho) -- Nathan Small, chairman Fort Hall Business Council of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, told the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning that he supports the...
article Potential historical racing repeal could impact Sandy Downs
(Idaho) -- A recent resolution could prove to be mute for the city of Idaho Falls if the Senate State Affairs Committee repeals the 2013 law that allows for historical...

2/6/2015

article Julyamsh Pow Wow Canceled Over Horse Racing Machines
(Idaho) -- Julyamsh, billed as the northwest’s largest outdoor pow wow is canceled for 2015. The pow wow has been held at Greyhound Park in Post Falls, Idaho, for...
article Nonini pitches bill to cap 'instant racing' locations at three
(Idaho) -- Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, proposed new legislation this morning designed to limit controversial “instant racing” machines to three...

2/5/2015

article CDA's mayor (and many others) send a letter opposing Greyhound Park machines
(Idaho) -- Today, a crowd of former and current elected officials in Kootenai County sent a letter to the governor and numerous legislators opposing the "instant-...
article Leaders seek ban on racing machines
(Idaho) -- Community leaders are asking Idaho's governor and attorney general to ban instant horse racing machines in Idaho. A group of 17 community leaders signed a...

2/4/2015

article 17 North Idaho leaders call for halt to ‘instant racing’ machines
(Idaho) -- A group of 17 North Idaho community leaders, including Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer; former Mayor Sandi Bloem; Ron Nilson, president of Ground...
article Editorial: Instant horse racing not good bet for Idaho
(Idaho) -- Idaho legislators reconsidering instant horse racing are on the right track. Two years ago, the lawmakers accepted the premise that the gambling devices were...

2/3/2015

article Lawmakers surprised, disappointed at Julyamsh Pow Wow cancellation
(Idaho) -- Two of the three state lawmakers whose district includes the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls said Monday they were surprised and disappointed that...
article Popular Powwow Event Cancelled Due To Gambling Machines Conflict
(Idaho) -- The popular Julyamsh Powwow, the largest such event in the Northwest, has been canceled this year in northern Idaho. The Julyamsh event was to be held at the...

2/2/2015

article Idaho tribes' gambling fight draws opposition
(Idaho) -- Idaho tribes have sent a letter to Gov. Butch Otter asking that a law allowing historical horse racing, also known as instant racing, be repealed.
article Julyamsh event canceled
(Idaho) -- The big Julyamsh powwow held annually at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls has been canceled, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort announced Friday.
article Ka-Pow! Julyamsh 2015 canceled
(Idaho) -- A popular Post Falls summer event has become a casualty of the ongoing debate over the legality of historical horse racing in Idaho.
article Racing machine disagreement leaves Julyamsh without a venue
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Indians says it won't be hosting Julyamsh for 2015, saying they don't have a suitable venue for the annual powwow.
article Lamb retires
(Idaho) -- The director of the Idaho Racing Commission retired abruptly Friday amid controversy surrounding instant gaming machines that were legalized in Idaho in 2013.

2/1/2015

article Big Coeur d'Alene powwow that averages 1,600 participants canceled after 17-year history
(Idaho) -- One of the biggest Powwows in the nation — the Julyamsh powwow held annually at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls — has been canceled for this year.

1/31/2015

article Press exclusive: CDA Tribe cancels 2015 Julyamsh powwow
(Washington) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will not host its annual Julyamsh powwow this year. Helo Hancock, the tribe’s legislative director, told The Press the...

1/27/2015

article Idaho state senator wants ISP to conduct instant racing investigation
(Idaho) -- A state senator from Coeur d’Alene says he thinks the Idaho State Police is the right agency to investigate the legality of slot-like machines known as...

1/26/2015

article Northern Idaho Indian Tribe pushes back against video horse betting terminals
(Idaho) -- Betting machines found in Les Bois park and two other horse racing tracks in Idaho that encourage gambling with simulated horse races, could be going away if...
article Senator questions police probe of instant racing machines
(Idaho) -- A North Idaho state senator is questioning why the Post Falls Police Department is investigating the “instant racing” machines in use at the...

1/25/2015

article Senate panel just as concerned about 'instant racing' machines as House panel, introduces repeal bill
(Idaho) -- The Senate State Affairs Committee sounded no more receptive this morning to the spread of so-called “instant racing” terminals that resemble slot...

1/24/2015

article Idaho lawmakers query slot machine-like 'instant racing'
(Idaho) -- Greyhound Park and Occasion Center Common Manager Doug Okuniewicz talked about the park’s new instant horse racing terminals at the facility Tuesday in...

1/23/2015

article Effort afoot to get rid of instant racing
(Idaho) -- As thousands of people wager millions of dollars on the new instant horse racing machines in Garden City, Post Falls and Idaho Falls, law enforcement officers...
article Idaho senators introduce bill to repeal law that allowed 'instant racing' machines
(Idaho) -- An Idaho Senate committee agreed unanimously Friday to introduce legislation to repeal the 2013 law that authorized betting on “historical” horse...
article N. Idaho tribe seeks to stop instant horse racing in Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is going up against Idaho's horse racing industry by asking the state to ban lucrative slot-like machines known as instant...

1/20/2015

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies filing complaint at non-Indian track
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe did not file a formal complaint against a non-Indian racetrack, a spokesperson said. The Greyhound Park and Event Center accused...
article Horse race machines spark debate for Idaho tribes, casinos
(Idaho) -- “Instant racing” machines flash neon colors at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls, where for as little as a quarter, people can...
article Post Falls Police investigating whether ‘instant racing’ terminals are illegal slot machines
(Idaho) -- Northern Idaho police have launched a criminal investigation probing the legality of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals, which are...

1/19/2015

article In the right slot? / Police look into historic horse racing machines
(Idaho) -- The Post Falls Police Department is investigating the appropriateness of the "Historic Horse Racing" machines at the Greyhound Park and Event Center...

1/13/2015

article Instant Racing bets called 'illegal hoax'
(Idaho) -- Calling Instant Racing machines an “illegal hoax,” several Native American tribes in Idaho are demanding Gov. C. L. Otter immediately end the use...

1/8/2015

article Idaho tribes seek halt to ‘instant racing’ betting machines - The Spokesman-Review
(Idaho) -- The chairmen of 4 Idaho Indian tribes on Tuesday referred to as on the state’s governor and attorney general to finish the spread of so-referred to as...

1/6/2015

article Idaho tribes ask Otter to end instant racing
(Idaho) -- Idaho tribes are demanding Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter cease all use of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals because they say the...
article Idaho tribes call ‘instant racing’ machines an ‘illegal hoax’
(Idaho) -- The chairmen of four Idaho Indian tribes are calling on the state’s governor and Attorney General to end the spread of so-called “instant racing...
press release Idaho Tribes ask Governor Otter to End Instant Racing
(Idaho) -- In a letter sent today, the Chairmen of the Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai, Shoshone-Bannock and Shoshone-Paiute tribes urged Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch...

12/28/2014

article Saddled with questions
(Idaho) -- After placing your bet, a very small seconds-long video of a historic horse race starts playing in the corner while 95 percent of the screen rolls three...

12/21/2014

article DOI makes $9M in buy-back offers on Coeur d'Alene Reservation
(Idaho) -- The Interior Department has sent out $9 million in offers to landowners on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation in Idaho. The offers were made to more than 400...
article Instant racing earns big bucks, draws concerns
(Idaho) -- Nestled in the heart of the small town of Garden City, just outside of Boise, are 200 slot-like machines collecting millions of dollars each month.

10/31/2014

article BLOG: ‘Vera’ Hits CdA Casino Jackpot, Sorta
(Idaho) -- I finally saw that Coeur d'Alene Casino commercial featuring Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson, as “Vera.” Kerri discussed her day as an...

9/22/2014

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho can't offer poker games while it pursues an appeal of a federal judge's decision. The tribe started offering...

9/20/2014

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe Loses Another Hand In Effort to Deal Poker Games
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is still playing a riksy hand in its hopes to allow live poker at its North Idaho casino. In March, Citydesk reported that the...
article Poker permission awaits appeals court decision
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will have to continue without its Texas hold 'em tournaments while it waits for a decision by a federal appeals court.

9/11/2014

article In brief: CdA Casino’s Last Catch Pike Tourney approaches
(Idaho) -- September into October has long been known as a great month to go fishing for northern pike in the Idaho Panhandle, and the season is getting an added...

9/8/2014

article Idaho Casino Forced to Shut Down Live Poker Gaming
(Idaho) -- Across the United States, poker players have different rules they must abide by for the game of poker. Some states offer poker gaming online and in live game...
article Idaho Tribe Ordered To Stop Poker Room
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene tribe in the state of Idaho was ordered by a federal judge on Friday to cease offering Texas hold’em poker games. The casino has...

9/7/2014

article Judge Issues Ruling Blocking Live Poker Tournaments in Idaho
(Idaho) -- Live Texas Hold'em tournament poker is once again banned in Idaho, at least for now, after a United States District Court judge issued an injunction that...
article Judge Orders Halt to CdA Casino Poker Tournaments, Tribe Vows to Appeal Decision
(Idaho) -- A U.S. district judge has put a stop to Texas Hold 'Em tournaments at the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley, prompting the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to...
article Water at heart of region and its people
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene region has always been blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and natural resources. The lodge pole pines and tamarack trees that...

9/6/2014

article Idaho Poker Ruling Could Impact California Online Poker
(USA) -- On Friday a federal district court in Idaho ruled that the Coeur d’Alene tribe must stop hosting poker tournaments until a lawsuit brought by the state is...
article Court tells tribe to fold
(Idaho) -- A federal judge's decision Friday requires the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop offering poker at its casino near Worley. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn...

9/5/2014

article Judge orders shutdown of CdA Tribe’s poker room at casino
(Idaho) -- U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill issued an injunction today ordering a halt to “Texas Hold ‘Em” poker tournaments at the Coeur d’Alene...

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