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CdA Press - July 10, 2014 - 12:00am
• Dalton Gardens chip-sealing starts Monday

Knife-wielding woman shot, killed by police

CdA Press - July 10, 2014 - 12:00am
SANDPOINT - A 35-year-old woman armed with a knife was shot and killed by police outside Bonner General Health on Tuesday night.

Calling all wakeboarders and water skiers

CdA Press - July 10, 2014 - 12:00am
HAUSER LAKE - A waterski and wakeboard amateur and professional competition is scheduled for this weekend.

Fernan Lake advisory issued

CdA Press - July 10, 2014 - 12:00am
A health advisory has been issued for Fernan Lake by the Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

Son, you're getting a house

CdA Press - July 10, 2014 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - Jean Mayberry trembled with excitement when she heard that she won the grand prize of the North Idaho College Foundation's 21st annual Really BIG Raffle: a beautiful, brand-new $288,00

Current Conditions : 72.1F, Clear - 10:30 PM PDT Jul. 9

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - July 9, 2014 - 10:30pm
Temperature: 72.1°F | Humidity: 63% | Pressure: 29.79in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NE | Wind Speed: 0.7mph

Wednesday as of Jul. 9 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - July 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 93F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night as of Jul. 9 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - July 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday Night - Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday as of Jul. 9 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - July 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday - Clear. High of 91F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Current Conditions : 90.9F, Clear - 7:00 PM PDT Jul. 9

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Temperature: 90.9°F | Humidity: 27% | Pressure: 29.77in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NE | Wind Speed: 4.5mph

Parting Shot: Sunrise at Q'emiln Park

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 5:05pm

Kerri Thoreson took this beautiful shot of the sunrise at Q'emiln Park this morning.

When is the last time you saw the sunrise?

Update: CdA cop kills "pit bull"

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 4:57pm

KREM TV is reporting that the owner of the dog shot this afternoon by a Cda police officer says it was not a pit bull, but a black lab.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—An officer shot and killed a pit bull on Wednesday morning near 8th Street and Sherman. Investigators described the dog as a “vicious” pit bull and said it lunged at the officer. However, the dog's owner said the dog was not a pit bull but a black lab.

The incident began Wednesday morning when an officer responded to call about a suspicious van. The caller claimed the driver of van was watching young children from a nearby parking lot. The owners of coffee shop reported the white van because they thought it was possibley connected to child luring case. More here, including photo of the dog.

From earlier today: A Coeur d’Alene police officer shot and killed a pit bull that lunged at him from the window of a van parked near downtown this morning.

Officers had responded around 11 a.m. to reports of a suspicious van, possibly with someone watching young children, parked in a lot behind 821 Sherman Ave.

As an officer approached along the driver’s side, a “vicious pit bull dog lunged out the open driver’s side window toward the officer’s face,” Sgt. Jeff Walther with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said in a news release.

The officer fired one round from his service weapon as the dog lunged, striking the animal in the chest and killing it, Walther said. The officer was not injured.

The van was unoccupied. Officers are working to locate the owner.

Wednesday Wild Card 7.9.14

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 4:32pm

Dave is taking a personal day to attend to family matters. This is not, as you may assume, his 47th vacation day. But who's counting?

I'll do my best to load the blog with phrases like "mebbe" "viewtiful" ap-hollow-gize" and call people "pal" at random. That way you won't miss him so much. I can prolly even find a cat photo to front page.
Speaking of cats, Milo and Thor wrote my last two columns and they received so much attention and affirmation, that I'm a little worried about my job security. Mebbe DFO should let Huckleberry take a turn at his print column. Just a thought.

Here's your Wild Card.

Today's Top Post: Palin at the Parade

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 4:32pm

A watchful berrypicker reported last night that Kylee Cruz/KXLY had posted a photo of herself with Palin at the 4th of July parade.

Here's the tweet that went with the photo: "Look who's at the CDA Parade? Sarah Palin! She's here for a family reunion with 70+ ppl"

Also, this brief ran in yesterday's SR:

Sarah Palin is getting another term on television.

The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Palin’s series, “Amazing America,” is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.

On the series, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska ex-governor profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen. The show aired Thursday nights and finished its first season May 29.

The small network could not say exactly how many people watched Palin. But the Sportsman Channel is now available in more homes than when “Amazing America” started and network executives said they believe the high-profile show helped persuade more carriers to offer it.

Obviously folks are still interested in Sarah Palin. To what do attribute the interest?

Man held on $2 million in murders of woman, 5-year-old girl

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

A Post Falls man accused of murdering his wife and the woman’s 5-year-old daughter Tuesday is being held on $2 million bail.

Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 24, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the strangulation deaths of Facunda Velenzuelaleon and her daughter, Dayanna M. Valencia, in the Post Falls apartment he shared with them.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty or life in prison. Full story.

Update: World Cup: Don't cry for me Argentina

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 3:50pm

Update: Final score: Argentina 4 Netherlands 2

And of course, I'm missing the game. Feel free to post updates here. Or follow along here.

Who are you rooting for?

Current Conditions : 92.3F, Clear - 3:50 PM PDT Jul. 9

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - July 9, 2014 - 3:50pm
Temperature: 92.3°F | Humidity: 28% | Pressure: 29.82in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 3.1mph

Second edition of Cd'A newsletter now available!

CdA City Blog - July 9, 2014 - 3:46pm
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Bay Views: Legal vs street stuff

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 3:34pm

On his Bay Views blog Herb Huseland writes:

Much has been written about Washington's new Marijuana law. I decided to do the math. At $25.00 per gram 3.5 grams (one eighth ounce) the price is $87.50. On the street you can buy an eighth for $40.00.

Somehow I don't think the state is going to kill off the black market. In fact it is possible that they have set the bar higher for illegal pot. One of the ironies is that you can buy an ounce from a drug dealer for about $300 and the minute it hits your pocket it is untraceable from the legal which would have cost $700.00. More here.

Herb concludes: If the new law was designed to attack drug lords, they missed by a mile. The moral of this story is ... What? 

Anyone have an answer for Herb's query?

Guy Who Wrote Book on Surviving Running of the Bulls Gets Gored

Huckleberries Blog - July 9, 2014 - 3:15pm

A Chicago author who co-wrote the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” was gored Wednesday morning during the Pamplona bull run, the festival’s website reports.

Bill Hillman, 32, tripped and fell while participating in the third run of the weeklong San Fermin festival. The bull, the heaviest of the six animals released, gored him twice in the right thigh. Hillman, who has been running in the festival for over a decade, is said to be in a stable condition. Full story.

I do not understand why anyone would want to run with the bulls in Pamplona, do you?