A fire in a building housing restrooms and changing rooms forced a temporary evacuation Sunday at Silverwood Theme Park’s Boulder Beach Water Park in Athol.
The fire broke out about 1:45 p.m. in the building on the northeast end of the water park, Silverwood spokesman Mark Robitaille said. There were no injuries but the building was a loss, Robitaille said.
The water park was reopened about 4:15 p.m.
Silverwood’s water park has one more week of operation left in the season.
Timberlake and Northern Lakes fire protection districts responded to the fire.
CdA shooting suspect arrested
Coeur d’Alene police arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated battery, both felonies, in connection with a shooting outside a bar Saturday night that left a man with a minor leg injury.
Erik Henninger, 32, of Coeur d’Alene, was arrested at 4:40 p.m. He allegedly fired a gun in the north parking lot of the Corner Bar, 1628 N. 4th St., about 10:18 p.m. Saturday.
An officer chased the suspect on foot to the area of Fifth Street and Spruce Avenue, where K-9 Officer A.J. Winstead and her partner, Pecco, began to track the suspect. A multiagency perimeter with Idaho State Police, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Coeur d’Alene Police Department officers was set up.
The K-9 unit tracked the suspect for a distance but was unable to locate him Saturday night.
One male who was outside the bar suffered a minor injury to his leg from the discharge of the gun. He was not taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department and North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force collaborated in the investigation and apprehension of Henninger.
Oregon wolf to be re-collared
MEDFORD, Ore. – Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon’s famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.
The plan calls for recapturing the male wolf along with his mate and three pups to keep tracking Western Oregon’s only known wolf family as it works its way toward pack status, the Medford Mail Tribune reported Sunday.
OR-7 set off in search of a mate in September 2011, covering thousands of meandering miles from his birthplace in northeastern Oregon to Northern California before settling in southwest Oregon. The wolf gained worldwide fame as his GPS tracking collar showed his wanderings across mountains, deserts and highways.
A federal biologist plans to set foot-hold snares in the area of eastern Jackson County in hopes of capturing at least one of the animals so it can be fitted with a GPS-transmitting collar similar to the one used to track OR-7’s 3,000-mile journey that led him here.