Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho
"The Rathdrum Prairie is now dotted with homes. As recently as last year there were more grass fields than subdivisions. This year, for the first time since the 1970s, thousands of acres of bluegrass stubble will not be burned as summer draws to a close," writes Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho here.
*Mari/Dogwalk Musings contends that the only way to restore credibility in professional sports is to quit giving a pass to athletes behaving badly, like Michael Vick, Pacman Jones and Kobe Bryant here.
*Family Phil/A Family Runs Through It spots something you never want to see around your huckleberry patch -- fresh bear poop -- here.
*Nic/Rants, Raves & Random Thoughts offers this factoid: "Did you know that if five people jump simultaneously in the elevator connecting the Coeur d'Alene Resort to its parking garage, the elevator will temporarily accelerate causing built in safety mechanisms to jam the lift into place to prevent possible multi-story free fall here?
*Marianne Love/Slight Detour has pulled down a coupla ribbons at the Bonner County Fair for her veggies and other goods but she was surprised that her crookneck squash didn't do better here. Newby blogger Sparky also has a fair comment here.
Meanwhile, BrodH20 sees cost of school supplies soar here, Freedom of Expression applauds Glacier Park's shuttle service here, Cis wonders why she collects things here, F-Words doesn't care about the color pink here, Idaho native Go Figure is told to go back to California here, Live, Love, Laugh, Hope tries to add value to people she encounters here, Morialekafa finishes a new Auschwitz history here, Napkin Notes finds herself getting interviewed here, Silver Valley Girl is GEARing Up for a new job here, and Un-Muted Mumblings won't be rooting for Jacksonville this NFL season here.