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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Coeur d’Alene Tribe member Jeanie Louie, left, and her granddaughter Northstar Garvais Lawrence, 10, spoke at Monday’s dedication of the statue of her great-grandfather, Chief Morris Antelope, along the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene. Antelope is remembered as a strong advocate of the rights of the Coeur d’Alene Indians. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Chief Antelope honored in sculpture along river 

Chief Morris Antelope was known to be fair and just, a strong advocate for the rights of his people at a time the Coeur d’Alene Tribe began to follow the ways of the missionaries and settlers and turn to farming and ranching. More than 150 years after his birth on Lake Coeur d’Alene, a bronze statue honoring the life and legacy of Chief Antelope now sits next to the Spokane River near North Idaho College.

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SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016



Huckleberries: Chief Antelope again looks on Lake Coeur d’Alene

One of the things you should know about Chief Morris Antelope, before a statue of him is dedicated at Coeur d'Alene Monday, is the meaning of his Coeur d'Alene name, Ats’qhule’khw – "Looks at the land." And he did. Chief Antelope ranched and farmed thousands of acres on the Palouse. Also, he spoke both English and Coeur d'Alene. And was a respected spokesman for Inland Northwest tribes. Also, he has a great-great-grandson in a high position with the tribe today.

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016


This structure burned to the ground in the Cape Horn fire near Bayview in July 2015. The Idaho Department of Lands investigated the cause of the fire for a year and released its findings Friday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Flare gun used, but no evidence it caused Cape Horn fire, investigators say 

Idaho state investigators said Friday they haven’t determined exactly how last summer’s Cape Horn fire near Bayview started, even though a woman camping near the fire’s origin had fired two marine flares earlier in the day, with one “dud” landing on the tinder-dry shoreline. After a year-long probe of the fire’s cause, the Idaho Department of Lands said the cause and person responsible for the human-caused blaze that destroyed nine homes and charred over 1,300 acres “has not yet been determined.”

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THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016

Death of University of Idaho dean ruled accidental drowning

OROFINO, Idaho – North Idaho authorities have determined that a dean at the University of Idaho found dead in a car submerged in a reservoir died as a result of an accidental drowning after making a wrong turn. Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz said 57-year-old Paul Joyce couldn’t get out of the Toyota Prius when it started sinking in Dworshak Reservoir late at night in April.

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016


Bond set at $5 million for man charged with Idaho killing

CALDWELL, Idaho – A man who authorities say spent three months on the run after a fatal stabbing in southwest Idaho is being held on $5 million bond. A 3rd District Court judge set the bond on Monday and also gave the OK for 32-year-old James Mancuso to have a public defender.

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Idaho to require water use monitors on some wells

BOISE – Idaho officials are requiring well users pumping water from a large aquifer to install measuring devices to better monitor their water usage. The Capital Press reports that the Idaho Department of Water Resources says the devices must be ...

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