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Extra! Judge Draws Line In Sanders Beach Sand

Sunbathers and swimmers wanting to use Coeur d’Alene’s popular Sanders Beach lost several feet of sand today when a 1st District judge ruled that the public only has access below 2,130 feet. That means Coeur d’Alene must get a survey and figure out how to mark the invisible line in the sand that is where the court has ruled the location of the ordinary high water mark, the place where private property ends and public land begins. But first, the city plans to ask the court to not enforce the 2,130 foot ruling until the Idaho Supreme Court makes a final decision. An August hearing is scheduled.

For the rest of Erica Curless’ story, click here.

Question: In the end, do you think sunbathers will win access to all of Sanders Beach below 2130 (the seawalls)? Or do you think the state Supreme Court is going to hand it over to the East Lakeshore Drive owners to close?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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