April 14, 2012 in City

In brief: Suspect in stabbing at Coeur d’Alene bar arrested

From Staff And Wire Reports

Coeur d’Alene police arrested a Post Falls man in connection with a stabbing early Friday morning at a downtown Coeur d’Alene bar.

Jeremy Lyght, 30, was arrested a short distance from Rendezvous, 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. He was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on one count of attempted first-degree murder, police Sgt. Erik Turrell said in a news release.

Police responded to the Rendezvous on a reported stabbing about 1:40 a.m. They found a 25-year-old man with a stab wound to the left side of his neck. Medics took the victim to Kootenai Medical Center. The victim’s identity and condition were not released.

Police located Lyght based on a description given by witnesses to the attack.

EPA to offer classes related to Superfund site cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding four workshops to explain a program that provides free technical assistance for communities within the Coeur d’Alene Basin Superfund site.

Communities can apply to the program to seek educational or technical help in a variety of areas. Some examples would be a workshop to help local residents understand the pollution cleanup process or a refresher course for families on how to avoid exposure to heavy metals.

The workshops are:

• Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the Wallace Inn, Gold Room, 100 Front St., Wallace.

• Wednesday, 10 a.m., Post Falls City Hall, council chambers, 408 N. Spokane St.

• Thursday, 2 and 6 p.m., Silver Mountain Resort, Shoshone Room, 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg.

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Nez Perce Tribe releases 40 lampreys into the Wallowa

LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Nez Perce Tribe is working to bring the lampreys back to their homeland.

The La Grande Observer reports the tribe released 40 of the jawless, boneless fish in the Wallowa River that had been gathered from dams on the Columbia River.

Jim Harbeck, field office supervisor for Nez Perce Fisheries, said restoring the lampreys brings back a fish that was a staple of tribal diets and an important part of the ecosystem.

“They were a missing part for a long time,” he said.

Like salmon, lampreys lay their eggs in freshwater rivers and grow to be adults in the ocean.

During the three to seven years lampreys live in rivers, they bury themselves in silty river bottoms, feeding on tiny bits of food they filter from the water. In the ocean they attach themselves to adult fish as parasites.

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