The story of Kellogg is part of the pageantry of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in the heart of  Idaho's Panhandle National Forest, the site of the city is a three mile square section of valley on the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. It is surrounded by steep hillsides rising several thousand feet from the valley floor.

 

 

 

It began with the discovery of rich lead ore in what would become the Bunker Hill Mine. The town site was first laid out in 1886 and grew rapidly as the mining activity in the Silver Valley expanded. Since that time Kellogg has traditionally been considered the industrial center of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District. Incorporated in 1913, the town grew from a mining support community, in the early years, to an important processing center for primary metals through World War II and beyond.

 

 

With the closure of the Bunker Hill Mine complex in the 1980's, the city had to look elsewhere to sustain its livelihood. In response to these challenges, the city made a major commitment to alter its own destiny. The city constructed the longest aerial transportation system (a 3.1 mile single stage gondola) in the United States and started the development of the Silverhorn Ski Area (now Silver Mountain) into a year-round recreational facility. The resort is now privately owned and the city has become a destination ski and summer resort area. The addition of condos, a water park, a golf course and hugely popular mountain bike trails at the resort have made a major contribution to this transition. The abandoned railroad bed through the middle of town was transformed into a green belt walkway which is now a part of the 72 mile long "Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes" that extends from the Montana border near Lookout Pass to Plummer, Idaho.

 

Another chapter for the City of Kellogg took place in the spring of 2005 when City Hall was moved from its original location on Main Street to the old Bunker Hill Warehouse site at 1007 McKinley Avenue. This provided a long overdue expansion of office space and additional parking to better serve our residents and visitors. In January of 2005, North Idaho College opened a satellite campus at the old city hall location. This endeavor brought a welcome addition to the area in the form of  better educational opportunities for the citizens of the Silver Valley. 

 

In 2014 the city made another commitment to the future when the city undertook a 32 million dollar roads & sewer rehabilitation project. The largest undertaking since the development of the Bunker Hill Mine began with a pledge from the EPA of funding for road resurfacing. The City Council went to the citizens for approval of an additional 8 million dollar bond that would allow the city to replace the aging sewer mains while the road project was underway. With this funding, a financial commitment from the Central Shoshone County Water District, the South Fork Coeur d'Alene Sewer district and additional grants from the Idaho Department of Commerce the project to revitalize the majority of the water lines, sewer lines, and roads in the City of Kellogg got underway in 2015. This three phase project should be complete by the fall of 2018.

 

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Upcoming Events

March 18, 2017
Elks Parade
9 - 15 July 2017
Silver Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
November 7, 2017
Election Day - Four City Council Seats & Mayor
November 8, 2017
City Council Meeting
November 14, 2017
Public Works Committee Meeting 4:00 pm
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