MISSING: Have You Seen This Woman?

Kate - Riverstone Park Statue photography by 29k Productions, LCCKate, the bronze statue from Riverstone Park is missing. The statue, which boasted strangely creepy eyes, was partially removed by vandals on Friday night or early Saturday morning. It depicted Kate, a 1920s-era woman on a bicycle, followed by two dogs. All that remains is one of the dogs and the bicycle frame. One of the dogs and Kate herself have been removed.

According to Coeur d’Alene Recreation Director Steve Anthony, Kate weighed several hundred pounds and the dog weighed 30-50 pounds, making it unlikely that this was a mere prank, as it would have taken planning and a great deal of effort to cut away and remove the statue.

Winter Weather Advisory - Dec. 20, 2013

A new winter weather advisory has been posted for the Coeur d'Alene area. Current predictions are for snow to begin falling early to mid afternoon in CdA with our temperatures hanging around the high 20s. Another storm is expected early next week in time for Christmas.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
432 AM PST FRI DEC 20 2013

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT...

IDZ002-WAZ036-210045-
/O.CON.KOTX.WW.Y.0028.131220T1800Z-131221T0600Z/
COEUR D`ALENE AREA-SPOKANE AREA-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...
HAYDEN...WORLEY...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD
432 AM PST FRI DEC 20 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES. LOCALLY 6 INCHES POSSIBLE
IN IDAHO AND SOUTHERN SPOKANE COUNTY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN AFTER MID-MORNING AND INTENSIFY DURING
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE
PERIOD BEFORE TAPERING OFF.

* LOCATIONS: COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...WORLEY...
SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD.

* IMPACTS: SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS AND
WILL ESPECIALLY IMPACT THE FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

Wind Chill Watch - Dec. 5, 2013

Prepare for deep freeze. The national weather service has warned that the Coeur d'Alene area will be facing an arctic blast over the next couple of days, pushing our temperatures even colder than normal with a major wind chill factor.

Saturday is expected to have a high temperature of just 10o F, and weekend lows will be around 0o, perhaps dipping as low as -7o. With 10-20mph winds, that could equate to even colder temperatures that feel like 15 to 20 below zero.

Please stay safe and remember to bundle up out there! With temperatures like this, frostbite becomes a risk, even without being in snow, ice or water.

The full text of the weather advisory is below:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1016 AM PST THU DEC 5 2013

...BRUTALLY COLD WIND CHILLS POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING...

.A REINFORCING SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR WILL SPILL INTO THE INLAND
NORTHWEST BY FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY. BREEZY
NORTHEAST WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE SURGE OF COLD AIR COULD DROP WIND
CHILL VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

IDZ001>004-WAZ033>037-060700-
/O.CON.KOTX.WC.A.0001.131207T0300Z-131207T1800Z/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-
CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-WASHINGTON PALOUSE-MOSES LAKE AREA-
UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...SANDPOINT...ATHOL...
BONNERS FERRY...PRIEST RIVER...EASTPORT...
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...
WORLEY...MOSCOW...PLUMMER...POTLATCH...GENESEE...KELLOGG...
PINEHURST...OSBURN...WALLACE...MULLAN...FOURTH OF JULY PASS...
DOBSON PASS...LOOKOUT PASS...PULLMAN...COLFAX...ROSALIA...
LA CROSSE...OAKESDALE...TEKOA...UNIONTOWN...MOSES LAKE...
EPHRATA...OTHELLO...QUINCY...RITZVILLE...GRAND COULEE...ODESSA...
WILBUR...COULEE CITY...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD...

CdA Library Closed for Thanksgiving 2013

The Coeur d'Alene Public Library will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 28-29. Regular library hours will resume at noon on Saturday.

As always, when the library is closed, you can still access the catalog, your account, digital book downloads and other useful resources through their website, http://cdalibrary.org.

Some of these resources require a username and password which can be acquired by calling or visiting the library during open hours.

For questions or more information, you can call the library at 208.769.2315.

Schweitzer Webcams

Want to take a peek at Schweitzer Mountain's current conditions without having to make the drive to Sandpoint? Check out their webcams!

Cam 1: Schweitzer Village, shot from the lakeview lodge
Cam 2: Basin Express Cam, shot from the back of the Ski & Ride Center
Cam 3: Lakeview Triple, shot from the top of the Lakeview Triple

Schweitzer Village Basin Express Cam Lakeview Triple

Visit Schweitzer Ski Resort's Twitter feed, @SchweitzerID.