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Dead Hunter Had Family In Boundary

A grizzly bear wounded by a hunter later attacked and killed the hunter’s partner Friday after the two men tracked the animal in a remote area along the Idaho-Montana boarder, authorities said. The dead hunter was identified by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office as Steve Stevenson, 39, a member of a hunting party from Winnemucca, Nev. The attack occurred about 10 a.m. PDT in a mountainous, heavily forested region in Lincoln County, Mont., near the Canadian border. Stevenson’s hunting partner, 21-year-old Ty Bell, shot and wounded a young male grizzly, believing it to be a black bear, undersheriff Brent Faulkner said. “They tracked the bear into an area of heavy cover where Mr. Stevenson was attacked by the wounded grizzly bear,” Faulkner said in a news release late Friday/Meghann Cuniff, SR. More here. And: Anusha Roy's KXLY story & video here (inset photo courtesy of KXLY.

Question: How will this tragedy affect the congressional debate started by the Idaho congressional delegation re: providing more leeway for individuals to protect themselves against endangered grizzlies?

Deanna: Parks Dept. Can Save Bear

Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander: It looks like the Parks Department has figured out a way to save the statue. It will take some rebar and a lot of work, but they are pretty sure it is repairable. There will always show some damage, but the Parks folks are darn good at repairs. They do a great job of keeping those wooden statues in good repair all over town. Hopefully the neighbors will keep an eye on what it going on around the Bryan Bear. Citizens are the best protection for our public art and keeping the vandals from winning.

Question: Am I the only one who thinks that the Coeur d’Alene Parks & Cemetery Department is one of the best if not the best in the Inland Northwest and probably beyond?

Vandals Attack Bryan Public Art

Vandals in Coeur d’Alene took the ‘Right to Bear Arms’ way too literally recently when someone used a saw to cut a wooden Grizzly Bear statue off at the ankles at a neighborhood park. Around Coeur d’Alene there are a half dozen wood carved statues including a majestic nine-foot tall Grizzly standing watch at Bryan Field. “Everybody likes it, I don’t know why somebody would want to cut it down,” neighborhood resident Jean LaForge said/Tania Dall, KXLY. More here.

Question: Which acts of vandalism bug you most?

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