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In brief: Man jumps to his death from overpass onto I-5

Mon., April 16, 2012

SEATTLE – A man is dead after jumping onto Interstate 5 from an overpass in downtown Seattle.

The Washington State Patrol said the man dropped onto the northbound lanes of the freeway near the Convention Center at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

KOMO reports that police and medics arrived quickly and began CPR, but the man was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.

Traffic was narrowed down to one lane through the area, creating a backup that extended through the downtown area.

Author, photographer to give talks on wolves

Author and wildlife photographer George Wuerthner will talk about predator ecology and wolves’ niche in the landscape at upcoming events in North Idaho.

He’ll speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave.

On Thursday, he’ll speak at noon at the Iron Horse Bar & Grill in Coeur d’Alene, 407 E. Sherman Ave.

Wuerthner’s talks are sponsored by Kootenai Environmental Alliance, the Northern Wolf Alliance and Friends of the Clearwater.

Cabela’s emphasizing guns at event for women

Cabela’s Ladies Day Out is Saturday, and guns are a special emphasis this year.

More than 5 million women participate in shooting sports, a 46 percent increase in the last decade, according to the outdoor retailer.

The free event starts at 10 a.m. at the Post Falls store and includes fly casting, fishing on Lake Coeur d’Alene, camp cooking and archery. Tours of the gun counter and gun library will be given, and product specialists will be on hand to answer questions.

Cabela’s is located at 101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls. For more: href=”http://www.cabelas.com/PostFalls”>www.cabelas.com /PostFalls.

West Side paper mill closing after 81 years

EVERETT – The Kimberly-Clark pulp mill in Everett first opened in 1931 as the Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Company. On Sunday, it shut its doors for the final time.

After a failed attempt to sell the mill, Kimberly-Clark announced in December that it would close the plant and level all the buildings. The company cited falling profits. The mill employed about 750 people. Many were laid off by New Year’s Day – and Sunday, the small remaining skeleton crew said goodbye.

“It’s a sad time for the community and a sad time for the people of the mill and everybody around it,” said Bruce Knudson, who had worked at the mill since 1974.


 

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