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Falling Tree Kills Moscow Firefighter

In this June 9, 2010, photo, Anne Veseth of Moscow talks about going to college to learn auto mechanics in Lewiston, Idaho. The 20-year-old U.S. Forest Service firefighter died after she was struck by a falling tree in north-central Idaho, highlighting the dangerous jobs crews have as at least a dozen blazes continue to burn across the state. Veseth was killed on Sunday while helping extinguish the 43-acre Steep Corner fire near Orofino. She was killed when one tree fell and crashed into another tree, causing it to topple, too. John Miller AP story here. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Kyle Mills)

Kerri Sandaine of the Lewiston Tribune penned this story about Anne Veseth during final days at Moscow High in June 2010: Between her scholarships and 3.9 grade point average, Anne Veseth has the tools and drive to succeed in just about any career she chooses. As she heads into the final lap of high school, the Moscow senior has made her decision. "Auto mechanic. I really want to fix my car if it has any problems," said the 18-year-old Moscow native. "I knew I didn't want to sit and stare at a computer all day. This will allow me to work with my hands, and it's a skill I can use all of my life." More here.


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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