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February 24, 2011 in News, Outdoors
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Cheney-area dog trainer Dan Hoke brings in the third of four braces of field trial bird dogs he was working out by horseback near Fishtrap Lake Wednesday as the weather front moved into the region. He worked another 45 minutes in the snow storm before loading his dogs and horses in the trailer behind his pickup in the lonesome Lincoln County scablands. He arrived back to his Dunfur Kennel at Four Lakes around 1 p.m. after passing several vehicles that had slid off Interstate 90 as the snow greased the pavement.

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“It feels like December,” said Ryan Jacobson as he brushed snow from his car in Browne’s Addition Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 in Spokane. Nearly a foot of snow blanketed Spokane and Coeur d’Alene overnight.

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Cassady McCune removes nearly a foot of snow from her driveway on West 26th Avenue Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 on Spokane’s South Hill. Another 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible today as the storm winds down and arctic air continues to flood into the region.

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“I love this stuff,” said Eric Miesch as he cleared last night’s snow from his car on West 26th Avenue Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 on Spokane’s South Hill. Another 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible today as the storm winds down and arctic air continues to flood into the region.

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Like chicks tucked behind a mother hen, a line of cars follow a road grader west on 57th as it clears the record snowfall on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The powdery snow was blowing into massive drifts that made driving, and plowing difficult.

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A snowplow works its way down C St. in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, after a 24-hour snowfall total of about a foot in the city by the lake.

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A form of summer transportation is covered winter snowfall in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, after a 24-hour snowfall total of about a foot in the city by the lake.

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Harvey Brink snowblows his driveway at Highway 53 and Ramsey Rd. in Rathdrum, Idaho during the blizzard on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The Idaho State Patrol urged motorists to avoid the Rathdrum Prairie due to drifting and blowing snow.

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Scott Menter of Coeur d’Alene gets a snowboard ride home through more than a foot of snow down 15th Street on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, courtesy of his dog Marley.

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Howling winds and blizzard conditions created a whiteout on Schweitzer Mountain Road near Sandpoint, Idaho on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

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Canada Geese hunker down seeking refuge from blowing snow and howling winds at City Beach in Sandpoint, Idaho on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

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A pair of Adirondack chairs wait for spring to arrive under a blanket of snow on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, in the 1900 block of south Stevens Street in Spokane, Wash.

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Skiers head off Schweitzer Mountain,on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, as high winds and blizzard conditions closed the resort for the day. Bitter arctic air and sunshine is projected for the weekend.

February 23, 2011 in City
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Robert Graper, 48, of Spokane, got his eyebrows covered in snow during his 3.5 mile run along 25th Avenue during the snowstorm that hit on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Graper said it was his first day out running in a long time. “It’s kind of tough” he said during a break.

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Robert Graper, 48, of Spokane, makes his way east along 25th Avenue during the snowstorm that hit on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Graper said it was his first day out running in a long time. “It’s kind of tough,” he said during a break.

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Robert Graper, 48, of Spokane, makes his way east along 25th Avenue during the snowstorm that hit on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Graper said it was his first day out running in a long time. “It’s kind of tough,” he said during a break.

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Snow gathers on an iron planter grate on Sprague Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in downtown Spokane.

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Despite driving snow, mailman John Jackson walks his route Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Tacoma. Seattle, Tacoma, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest were bracing Wednesday for dealing with snow and cold temperatures from a winter storm.

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As a winter storm arrives in Spokane, a pedestrian at Third Avenue and Washington Street makes his way through heavy snow on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

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As a winter storm arrives in Spokane, snowflakes land and melt on a car window on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

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Snowflakes build up on an American flag displayed at a home on the 100 block of West 25th Avenue in Spokane Feb 23, 2011.

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Multiple slide offs and fender benders congested Interstate 90 through the Spokane, Wash. area on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2011. Police and fire department responders try to sort out this multiple car wreck at the eastbound Division Street exit.

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A driver struggles to get their car up the Monroe Street Hill from downtown Spokane, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. A snowstorm caused multiple slide offs and fender benders as drivers tried to navigate the city hills and highways.

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Snowflakes cling to last year’s berries on a bush on West 400 block of 16th Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Spokane, Wash. Eight inches of snow is in the forecast through Thursday in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.