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Public invited to Monday retirement celebration for Ysursa in the Capitol

spokesman.com — The public is invited to a retirement celebration on Monday, Dec. 22, honoring Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who is retiring after 12 years as Idaho’s secretary of state and 40 years in the office, including many years as chief deputy to then-Secretary of State Pete Cenarrussa. The celebration ...
Dec 17, 2014

RT @BetsyZRussell: Eye on Boise: Public invited to Monday retirement celebration for Ysursa in the Capitol, 2 pm, 2nd flr rotunda goo.gl/SmBMQz #idpol

Dec 17, 2014

Eye on Boise: Public invited to Monday retirement celebration for Ysursa in the Capitol, 2 pm, 2nd flr rotunda goo.gl/SmBMQz #idpol

Outdoors Blog: Eagles Count Grows

spokesman.com — A multi-exposure image by Spokane pastor-photographer Craig Goodwin illustrates the sequence of a bald eagle snatching a spawning kokanee this week from the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin) The number of bald eagles has nearly doubled since last week for their annual gathering to feast on kokanee spawning ...

Wolves kill more sheep in Whitman County

spokesman.com — PREDATORS - More sheep have been killed by wolves in northwestern Whitman County since the first attack in decades occurred on Dec. 9. Three dead sheep were investigated Sunday where about 1,200 sheep are being pastured in stubble fields near the Spokane and Lincoln county borders.

22YO Gets Prison In Spirit Lake Death

spokesman.com — A Post Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the 2012 death of a teenager who drowned in Spirit Lake. Dylan P. Paschall, 22, had been charged with second-degree murder for his involvement in Luke Anana-Kuewa’s death but pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. First District Judge ...
Dec 17, 2014

22YO Dylan Paschall gets 4 yrs in prison fixed for 2012 drowning death of 18YO at Spirit Lake: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… #1stdistrictcourt

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spokesman.com — 5:14 p.m. 6YO left in running vehicle in park lot of Ross Dress for Less, 225 W. Canfield Ave/CdA. 5:11 p.m. Post Falls school counselor reports depressed teen threatening to stab himself to death. 4:55 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Dept activities report for Dec. 16-17 here. 4:49 p.m. Unwanted person ...
Dec 17, 2014

Scanner Traffic (39 items & counting) includes 2 deer-car accidents & 6YO left in running vehicle at store: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Coeur d'Alene Police Department Facebooks: A female employee who works at a local business received a call on its business line today. The male caller identified himself as "David Brown from the Coeur d'Alene City Water Department." He told the employee that the city was prepared to shut off the ...
Dec 17, 2014

Police @CdAPD warns of scammer who claims he's "Dave Brown" from city water dept: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Rogers boys basketball upsets Central Valley in GSL

spokesman.com — Coming off his team's first loss last week, Rogers boys basketball coach Joel Soter expected his Pirates to bounce back with a better effort Tuesday. Soter got that and more. Tate Dunbar hit a free throw with 13 seconds left to lift the visiting Pirates to a 56-54 upset win over the third-ranked Central Valley Bears in a Greater Spokane League game.
Dec 17, 2014

Rogers boys basketball upsets Central Valley in GSL - Spokesman Mobile - Dec. 17, 2014 m.spokesman.com/stories/2014/d…

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Coeur d'Alene Today's announcement: "Congratulations to Mark Dotson and Bryan Varney, winners of the city’s photo contest. Mark won the People's Choice award for his picture (above) of a sunset taken from the balcony of his residence on the sixth floor of The Lofts downtown. The other winner’s photo, taken ...
Dec 17, 2014

NIdaho blog rdp includes winning photo for city contest -- a sunset over CdA's north shore: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… pic.twitter.com/HYsqurIC7u

Bogus Basin announces Friday opening

spokesman.com — Bogus Basin has announced that it will open for skiing on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with three chairlifts on the front side of the mountain operating: Deer Point (#1), Showcase (#4), and Coach (#7), along with the Easy Rider magic carpet and a small terrain park in ...
Dec 17, 2014

Eye on Boise: Bogus Basin announces Friday opening; Deer Point, Showcase and Coach to operate goo.gl/Ix94Vd

Utah condor chick lost; AZ chicks soaring

spokesman.com — ENDANGERED SPECIES - Endangered California condors appear to be two-for three this year in efforts to recover the endangered species to historic range in Arizona and Utah. While no carcass has been spotted or found, biologists following the first documented California condor chick hatched in Utah have reluctantly conceded that the rare raptor has died, reports Brett Prettyman of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Meyer, Quade Are Outstanding Women

spokesman.com — Two Kootenai County women were among the 50 selected by Idaho Business Review as 2014 Idaho Outstanding Women of the Year -- Judy Meyer and S.C. Danielle Quade. Meyer is a North Idaho College trustee and co-founder of Parkwood Business Properties. Quade is a partner with Hawley Troxell of Coeur ...
Dec 17, 2014

2 Kootenai Co women make 50 Most Outstanding Women list of Idaho Business Review: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… @IBRnews

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spokesman.com — Happy music and marching stretching block after block, but what fun's a parade without your .380 Glock? The Bard of Sherman Avenue
Dec 17, 2014

Poet's Corner: What's a parade w/o your #Glock wonders The Bard of Sherman Avenue: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… #cdaid

Search: No Drugs At Post Falls High

spokesman.com — Post Falls Police Department Facebook: "The Post Falls Police Department, with the assistances of the Coeur d Alene Police Department, conducted a drug dog search at Post Falls High School this morning. K-9 Koda (PFPD) and K-9 Max (CDA PD) were the dogs involved. We assist the school periodically by ...
Dec 17, 2014

Dog check of Post Falls school lockers finds no drugs & @postfallspolice is delighted: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Oregon 2nd Most Humble State

spokesman.com — Maybe it's the Marcus Mariota influence. Mariota's humble Heisman speech is just the latest example of Oregon's modest ways, according to a report released this week. In a survey of 2,500 Americans, Oregon ranked as the second-most humble state in the union. Utah came in first. HeyLets, the developers of a ...
Dec 17, 2014

Hard To Be Humble Dept: Oregon 2nd most humble state, neighbor Washington 2nd most braggadocious one: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… #humblestate

Student journalist makes waves: Plagiarism with a purpose

spokesman.com — A local high school newspaper included a plagiarized editorial in its latest issue - intentionally. Student writer Harmony Soto, after first contacting Boise Weekly writer George Prentice for permission, published his piece as her own - then acknowledged it in a biting editorial note, reports Melissa Davlin of Idaho Reports.
Dec 17, 2014

Eye on Boise: @davlinnews reports on plagiarism with a purpose, as a student journalist makes waves goo.gl/aMRNnj #idpol

Brundage to open Friday for the ski season

spokesman.com — Brundage Mountain has announced it will open Friday for the ski season, with three lifts, the BlueBird Quad, Lakeview Lift and Easy Street, operating from 9:30 to 4:30 and seven-day operations planned. Early-season conditions remain on the lower half of the mountain, according to spokeswoman April Whitney, due to recent ...
Dec 17, 2014

Eye on Boise: Brundage to open Friday for the ski season, start seven-day operations goo.gl/tV9VnQ

Congress cashes out on sage grouse as status study continues

spokesman.com — THREATENED SPECIES - The fate of an iconic western prairie bird appears to be hanging in limbo. U.S. officials say they will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from going into effect.

Woman looking for new home for rescued junkyard dog

spokesman.com — One year after taking a blind blue heeler she named "Tank" from deplorable conditions at a junkyard near Twisp, Judy Camp is looking for a new home for the pooch. Camp badly injured her knee, which has made caring for Tank and two other rescue dogs impossible.
Dec 17, 2014

.@kiphillreporter wrote about a rescued junkyard dog that needs a new home - spokesman.com/stories/2014/d… via @spokesmanreview

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Two downtown Coeur d'Alene restaurants are listed among the 10 Best Restaurants in Idaho by the CultureTrip, an online site dedicated to providing information on "the best of art, food, culture and travel for every country." You can see why CultureTrip included Beverly's and The Cellar at 317 Sherman among ...