June 16, 2014 in Idaho, Region

In brief: Four taken to hospital following Idaho crash

From Staff And Wire Reports

Two adults and two children were taken to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene following a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision on Idaho Highway 41 north of Spirit Lake.

Abilene Anderson, 32, of Coeur d’Alene, was driving a Toyota RAV4 heading north when she swerved over the centerline, striking a Jeep Cherokee driven by Gregory Watson, 28, of Sagle, the Idaho State Police said in a release.

Both vehicles each had a 3-year-old child in car seats, the ISP said.

Anderson was later taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane where she underwent surgery Sunday.

Watson was listed in critical condition, according to a Kootenai Health spokesman. The two children were treated and released, the spokesman said.

Anderson was wearing a seat belt, while Watson was not, the ISP said.

Yellowstone visits up for May and 2014

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first five months of this year has risen almost 6 percent compared to 2013.

The National Park Service reported a total of 415,185 recreational visitors to Yellowstone for the first five months of 2014. That compares to 392,222 recreational visitors for early 2013.

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