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PHD Lifts Advisory For Fernan Lake

Dick Martindale of the Panhandle Health District sends this news release: “A health advisory was issued on July 11th for Fernan Lake by the Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality due to the presence of high concentrations of blue-green algae that can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals. Officials from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have been monitoring the lake since the advisory was issued and they now confirm the concentration of the blue-green algae in Fernan Lake is no longer a concern for the presence of harmful toxins produced by the algae.  Therefore the health advisory has been lifted, and Fernan Lake is safe again for fishing, swimming, and domestic water  supply using the appropriate water treatment technology.”

Busy Beaver Near Fernan Launch

“If you go down to Fernan at the boat dock,” Stickman says, “walk to your right a ways, and you will see trees that have been cut down by a beaver and the lodge that has been built by this amazing animal.”

Fernan Lake Crash Victim Released

The toddler who was trapped underwater when her family's SUV rolled into Fernan Lake last month is now walking and talking again.14-month-old River Deshazer has been released from Sacred Heart Medical Center. But for Blaine Porter, the firefighter whose quick thinking saved the little girl's life, the whole situation is bittersweet because River's brother didn't make it/Anusha Roy, KXLY. More here.

Question: Isn't it nice to start Friday morning with some good news?

Account Starts For Fam Who Lost Boy

Fresh Shart Director Howard Martinson is raising funds for the homeless Deshazer family, which lost a 5YO son and has a second child, a 1YO daughter, in critical condition after a crash into Fernan Lake Sunday afternoon. Evan Deshazer, 5, died, and his sister, River Deshazer, 1, remains in critical condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Sarah Deshazer, 25, and her husband, Michael, 28, were able to escape the vehicle. “The Deshazers were a homeless family and have been Fresh Start clients for a while now,” said Howard Martinson (pictured), director of the homeless drop-in center on East Sherman Avenue, in a news release. “There’s a huge hole in our collective hearts. We are so sorry for their loss.” Martinson said an account has been opened at Idaho Independent Bank to benefit the family/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.

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Facebooking A Happy Local Ending

Here’s how social networking works in Kootenai County. Coeur d’Alene Realtor Tom Torgerson sees an upright piano abandoned along a new Fernan Lake subdivision road. He snaps a photo. Facebooks it. And laments that someone has booted such a fine old-time piano into the snow. Tom's Facebook Friend Judi Caceres reads the post and figures the eightysomething piano might cheer up her boyfriend, Ben Miller, who has been laid up in Coeur d’Alene since a drunk hit Judi and him on New Year’s Day. Jack-of-all-trades John Thompson retrieves the piano after digging Ben’s trailer out of the snow. Tom Facebooks a photo of John loading the piano onto the trailer. I snag both photos for my Hucks Online blog because Tom is now a Facebook Friend. I tweet it. I Facebook it. Others re-tweet my blog post. Then, Ben Miller, who became a Facebook Friend through the process, sends this Facebook message: “I look forward to bringing the piano back to life.” And we all lived happily ever after.

Question: Have you had a similar experience with your social networking?

To Think I Saw It On Fernan Lake Dock

Shelly Cunnington was treated to this wildlife menagerie on the dock at Fernan Lake, where she went this morning to greet the sunrise on the morning of her 44th birthday: “Got up and went to Fernan at 5am I was the only one on the dock for 2 hrs!!!! I was graced with the presence of a Moose, a Doe, and 2 Bald Eagles across from the dock how cool is that!!!!!! Thanks everyone for all the Birthday wishes you are also making this birthday an awsome one!!!!”

Question: How do you usually begin your birthdays?

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