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Trashing the CdA River, one raft at a time

Cpl.Gary Yergler of the Shoshone County Sheriff
Cpl.Gary Yergler of the Shoshone County Sheriff"s Office talks with Chris Eachon of Rathdrum on Saturday during a sweep aimed at underage drinkers, anyone carrying glass bottles, which is banned by a new law, and rowdiness along the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. Eachon was checked and released. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

RIVERS -- At the risk of sounding like a liberal, greenie, environmental wacko, I must say I'm disgusted by the number of beer cans and even bottles the summer river tubers and rafters deposit in the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River on a hot summer day.

Seems like the Pack It In-Pack It Out slogan is replaced by Put It In-Puke It Out.

I'll let you know when Bud Lights outnumber cutthroat trout.

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Rich Landers
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