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PM Scanner Traffic — 9.15.14

Sept. 15, 2014 4:46 p.m. - Updated: 5:39 p.m.

  • 5:31 p.m. Officers warn female that her boyfriend has warrants from 2 states & she should be careful not to harbor him.
  • 5:16 p.m. Female reports that male trashed her living space in rural Kootenai County, unknown location.
  • 5:06 p.m. Alarm that sounded in bank @ 550 W. Honeysuckle Ave/Hayden proves to be a false one.
  • 4:44 p.m. Male in black Dodge Nitro, registered in Bonner County, appeared drunk during stop at Tom Addis Ford.
  • 4:36 p.m. Animal control officer wants dog owner informed that his pet needs to be quarantined.
  • 4:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 14-15 here.
  • 3:43 p.m. Spirit Lake police trespass male from Super 1 & Timberlake Litter Patrol.
  • 3:41 p.m. Vehicle-motorcycle crash reported @ s/b I-90, south of Canfield Avenue/CdA; cyclist has leg injury.
  • 3:34 p.m. Male in handcuffs escaped briefly from probation dept before being caught on Govt Way b/n Anton & Neider.
  • 3:32 p.m. Deputy investigating possible trespass on Riverview Drive/Shale Court, south of Spokane River.
  • 3:29 p.m. Couple is involved in physical dispute near Fred Meyer garden center, arrived in tan Chevy Tahoe.
  • 2:47 p.m. ISP officer reports driver of disabled vehicle on I-90 needs jump after Les Scwab changed tire & left.
  • 2:30 p.m. Undisclosed animal problem in 800 block of Public Works Way/Post Falls.
  • 1:54 p.m. Neighbors are arguing @ Chateau Mobile Home Park/Post Falls.
  • 1:43 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Fire responding to 2-vehicle, T-bone crash that cause radiator fluid leak, unknown location.
  • 1:22 p.m. Driver of red Jeep Cherokee reports driver of car now parked @ Lake City High made unsafe pass.
  • 1:19 p.m. Pedestrian reports smelling marijuana smoke as he passed 2 Subarus parked side-by-side in CdA apt lot.
  • AM Scanner Traffic

New Food Truck Features Crepes

Sept. 15, 2014 4:35 p.m. - Updated: 4:39 p.m.

Sounds like there's a new food truck in town, specializing in French crepes among breakfast, brunch & lunch offerings. The Coeur d'Braizh Crepes Facebook site announced today: “So! We were able to get set up briefly today at noon and do a sort of a trial run, finally! Yay! Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 16th we will be up and running and ready to serve you from 7:30 until 1:30! Breakfast, brunch and lunch…3615 N Govt Way is where you'll find us!” Christa Hazel, who took advantage of a soft opening by the business today, posts: “Heather Riviere, at her crepe truck. Look for them just north of Black Sheep on Govt Way. Yummy!!!”

Question: Are you a crepes fan?


LC Playhouse, Interplayers Merge

Sept. 15, 2014 4:22 p.m. - Updated: 4:32 p.m.

Faced with the prospect of closing Spokane’s only professional theater company, the board of directors at Interplayers instead opted to merge operations with a community theater company, Lake City Playhouse of Coeur d’Alene. The merger, announced Monday, gives operational control of Interplayers to Lake City. The playhouse’s artistic director George Green will oversee both companies, along with LCP’s managing director, Hannah Paton. Out in this transition are Interplayers executive director Pamela Brown, artistic director Reed McColm and associate artistic director Michael Weaver. Ryan Oelrich, secretary of Interplayers board, said it became clear earlier this year that Interplayers could not continue to operate as it had been – the income just wasn’t there/Carolyn Lamberson, SR. More here.

Question: What do you think of this merger?

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PM Headlines — 9.15.14

Sept. 15, 2014 4:19 p.m. - Updated: 4:54 p.m.

On the Priest Lake Facebook wall, Pecky Cox/As the Lake Churns calls this photo: “Walking the Dog, Priest Lake style.”


BNI Endorses Wood, Howard

Sept. 15, 2014 3:24 p.m. - Updated: 3:28 p.m.

The board of directors of Balance North Idaho announces its endorsement of candidates for the Board of Trustees for North Idaho College in Kootenai County. The election for the two open seats is non-partisan. BNI is proud to endorse incumbent trustees and candidates, Christie Wood and Ken Howard.  Both have proven to be invaluable leaders in the strong direction and success that the college is known for. Full BNI news release here.

Question: This news release indicates to me that Balance North Idaho will be a factor in nonpartisan races (Coeur d'Alene School Board & City Council) next year. Thoughts?


SeaHawks v. Chargers

Sept. 15, 2014 3:21 p.m. - Updated: 3:23 p.m.

It's safe to say
with all that heat
it was one “hell”
of a defeat.

The Bard of Sherman Avenue


Death Shadows Idaho Campaigns

Sept. 15, 2014 2:58 p.m. - Updated: 2:59 p.m.

Idaho has produced a number of officeholders and office-seekers who met untimely deaths, either in plane or auto crashes, or job accidents. All had potential to grow and might have been quite successful. In two cases, that of Jim McClure’s and Cecil Andrus’, the deaths of their chief rivals cleared the way for them to become two of Idaho’s greatest office-holders, leaving one to wonder how the state’s political history might have changed. In an odd quirk of fate, three of the *seven were from Kellogg: John Mattmiller, Vern Lannen and Jerry Blackbird. Mattmiller died in a plane crash while trying to land in the fog at the Kellogg airport in 1966. At the time he was the clear favorite to win the First District Republican Congressional nomination and would have probably won in November/Chris Carlson, Carlson Chronicles. More here.

Question: Do you remember Vern Lannen and/or Jerry Blackbird?

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Sept. 15, 2014 2:29 p.m. - Updated: 2:31 p.m.

Many literate people share one trait. We have words that irritate us and from college educated writers. Sure, obvious non-words like irregardless are at the top of the list, but mine is the word, “on.” Read yesterday's or today's sports page and you will see the word misused dozens of times.For instance, they will say, “The Seahawks will play San Diego on Sunday.” Why use the word on at all. The sentence would be just fine with “The Seahawks will play San Diego Sunday. This redundancy burns my butt every times I see it/Herb Huseland, Bay Views. More here.

Question: Are there words that irritate you?


HBO Blogosphere — 9.15.2014

Sept. 15, 2014 2:26 p.m. - Updated: 3:10 p.m.

Chief Allan, chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe, leads Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and the City Council on a tour of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation recently. The city of Coeur d'Alene and the tribe are planning partnership opportunities for the future. The city plans to place a sculpture with a American Indian theme on the Spokane River, within the Education Corridor, soon. More here. (Coeur d'Alene Today Photo: Keith Erickson)

HucksOnline numbers (for week of Sept 7-13): 34,389 page-views/21,879 unique views

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AARP-Eligible Adults Adopting Kids

Sept. 15, 2014 1:25 p.m. - Updated: 1:30 p.m.

Bob Salsbury takes a rock handed to him by his granddaughter Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at his valley home. He is in the processing of adopting his granddaughter. (SR Photo: Jesse Tinsley)

There was a little RV in Bob Salsbury’s imaginary retirement, or maybe a Volkswagen van. He’d drive to the coast and camp on the shore. He’d hike and wander the beaches, a “crazy old man” gathering agate and sea glass. Salsbury had worked for the state since Jimmy Carter was president. He’d raised three children. He was ready to retire. He still is, and he still will. But now there’s a curly-haired little girl in the picture – his granddaughter, who loves flowers and butterflies, whose paintings and drawings hang throughout their Spokane Valley home – whom he’s adopting after his daughter and the girl’s biological father relinquished their parental rights. It’s a move more AARP-eligible adults are making, adopting children as first-time parents or tapping into previous experience as parents, by adopting the children of younger relatives who can’t do it themselves/Adrian Rogers, SR. More here.

Question: Do you Boomers who have adopted grandchildren or children of relatives?

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