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INW: Canadian Alive After Ordeal

Penticton British Columbia, couple Albert Chretien and wife Rita are shown in this undated Royal Canadian Mounted Police handout photo. The coupe went missing en route to Las Vegas more than a month ago. Rita Chretien has been found alive Friday in a remote part of northeastern Nevada police say. There is no word yet about the whereabouts of her husband. See story link below. (AP Photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police via The Canadian Press)

Question: Do you have skills enough to survive long last in a wilderness?

INW Headlines — 5.4.11

A group of people in a large canoe head upriver into scores of fishing boats during the Spring Chin Salmon run on the Willamette River in Oregon City, Ore., Wednesday. The peak time for salmon fishing on the Willamette River runs April-May. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

INW: Historic Desmet Building Burns

The Sisters of Charity of Providence School, which burned to the ground this morning, looked like this in about 1915 — from DeSmet photo postcard, circa 1915. See story below. (SR photo archives, first published in 1974)

Question: Have you ever stopped to visit Coeur d'Alene Tribe HQ or any other tribal sites along Highway 95, exclusing the Coeur d'Alene Casino?

INW: NIdaho Tech School Bill Dies

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns (& Priest Lake Photos Facebook page) provides another example of her spectacular photography of Priest Lake nature-scapes above.

INW: 2 Bullwinkles Nibble Apple Tree

In the hills above Rathdrum & Hauser at the old Brand X Ranch, Jana Tritto photographed these two bull moose trimming an apple tree this morning. In his Outdoors Blog, Rich Landers points out that winter weather is moving moose closer to townto nibble tender landscaping plants. And that Fish & Game officers advise householders and towns people to gave the large animals wide berth. You can read Rich’s post here.

Question: Have you seen a moose in town or your yard lately?

INW: Celebrating Dave Niehaus

Fans hold up signs during a “Celebration of Life” program for Dave Niehaus at Safeco Field Saturday in Seattle. A few thousand fans turned out at Safeco Field on a chilly afternoon to pay tribute to Niehaus, the Hall of Fame Seattle Mariners broadcaster who unexpectedly died of a heart attack on Nov. 10 at the age of 75. Niehause was the narrator for 34 seasons of Mariners baseball, from the first pitch in franchise history in 1977 through the end of the 2010 season. Story here. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Mark Harrison)

INW: KKK Snowman Goes Viral

Mark Eliseuson stands in his driveway in Hayden Thursday next to flags and a no tresspassing sign he displays on and inside his garage. Eliseuson removed the head of a snowman in his front yard that had depicted a white hooded figure associated with the Klu Klux Klan after being notified by law-enforcement officers that he could be charged with a crime because the snowman was holding what appeared to be a noose. The story by KXLY’s Tania Dall & Rob Kauder has gone viral, being picked up by The Drudge Report today. And: original Dall/Kauder story plus Hucks Online comments here. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

INW: CdA Auctioneer Among Best

A Coeur d’Alene auctioneer recently became the first woman to win the Annual Northwest Auctioneers Association Championship. Rose Backs began her auctioneer career in 1997 and graduated third in her class from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Indiana in 2003. She quickly became one of the top female auctioneers in the nation. Spokesman-Review story here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

Question: When did you last bid on something at an auction? What was it?

Montana School Bans Dirty Dancin’

Starting with the Nov. 12 Sadie Hawkins dance, the high school will enforce new dancing expectations. While Glacier always has had a policy forbidding “lewd conduct” at school, on buses or at school-sponsored events — including dances — the new rules are much more explicit. The new expectations are outlined in a draft Principal Callie Langohr sent out earlier this month. “Vulgar/provocative dancing, such as grinding, will not be allowed, nor any form of dance which is sexually suggestive or mimics sexual acts. Students must be facing one another when dancing and must keep some space between one another, with appropriate hand placements,” the draft says/Kristi Albertson, Daily Inter Lake. More here. (AP/Lionsgate Home Entertainment File Photo: Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing.)

Question: Do you agree with the move to crack down on dirty dancing by Glacier High in Kalispell, Mont.?

INW: High School Bans Dirty Dancin’

First-grader Mikaela Alles answers questions from her teacher aboutSt. Rose of Lima at All Saints Catholic School on Monday.Many students at the Catholic school researched and dressed as their favorite saints for All Saints Day.(SR Photo: Jesse Tinsley)

INW: Where The Buffalo Roam

A group of nearly 20 bison run into the corral during the annual roundup at the National Bison Range Tuesday, near Moiese, Mont. Nearly 400 bison were brought in for inspection on Monday and Tuesday. According the Outdoor Recreation Planner for the National Bison Range Complex Pat Jamieson last year 1100 teachers and students came out to view the roundup. Story here. (AP Photo/Daily Inter Lake, Brenda Ahearn)

INW: Abusive Boyfriend Wanted Pot

Angela Gilbert struggles to hold back tears as she stands outside a Hillyard apartment building holding a photo of her sister, Rebecca McCollough and her children Wednesday. Police say McCollough’s 1-year-old son Santiago was beaten to death by her boyfriend Tuesday night. James R. “J.R.” Cooley says he was frustrated by the child’s crying and his lack of marijuana. Meghann Cuniff story here. (SR Photo: Christopher Anderson)

INW: Boise Dedicates Soldier Memorial

Debbie Welch, of Caldwell shades in the name of her cousin, Commander Philip A. Murphy-Sweet, who was killed by enemy action in Baghdad in 2007, on the wall of the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial on Saturday in Boise. The newly constructed monument was dedicated in a ceremony Saturday with hundreds of supporters in attendance. (AP Photo/ Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield)

INW: Bronco QB Wins Another Award

Boise State’s Kellen Moore hi-fives fans after beating Virginia Tech 33-30 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Monday. Now, Moore has been named The O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. See Statesman story here. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman: Joe Jaszewski)

INW: Kirkpatrick To Discuss Shooting

Rocco Segadelli, 11 months old, of Boise, is wide-eyed as he checks out the inside of a Mickey Mouse  balloon at the Spirit of Boise  Balloon Classic Night Glow Saturday night at Ann Morrison Park in Boise. (AP Photo/Idaho Press Tribune: Mike Vogt)

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick to hold 2 pm press conference to discuss Creach shooting investigation/KXLY.

INW: Montana DUI Culture Under Fire

People are shown outside Red’s Bar on a late Friday night in Missoula, Mont., earlier this month.  Montana has long been a state where you could crack open a beer and drive down the interstate just about as fast as you liked. Drinking and  driving  was legal until 2003, when it was changed only under heavy federal duress, and there was no specified speed limit on major highways. But spurred by the high-profile death last year of a highway patrolman at the hands of an intoxicated driver,  Montana’s Old West drinking and  driving culture is in retreat. Story here. (AP Photo/Mike Albans)

Question: Do you miss the days that you could drive as fast as was “reasonable & prudent” in Montana?

INW: WTC Beams Arrive In Silverdale

Bulls riders leave the arena as steel  beams from the World Trade Center from Sept. 11, 2001, lie on a trailer behind during the  Kitsap County Fair & Stampede in Silverdale, Wash., Sunday. The beams, which were put on display in two or three Kootenai County locations earlier this month (see Kerri Thoreson’s photos here), will become part of a Kitsap County, Wash., memorial. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)

INW: Iupati ‘Destined For Greatness’

Standout lineman Mike Iupati is shown hugging University of Idaho coach Robb Akey in the final moments of the Vandals victory over Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl last Dec. 30. Now, Iupati is not only a San Francisco 49er lineman. But he also was selected by Bleacher Report as No. 4 of 15 NFL rookies this year who are destined for greatness. Click here.

INW: Big Drums Heading For Billings

Several workmen prepare for transport to a Conoco-Phillips refinery in Billings, Mont., from the Port of Lewiston Monday. Each load will contain half a drum that will be assembled on site. Archives: Billings Gazette story here. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Barry Kough)

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