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‘Kate’ returns to Riverstone

"Kate," the popular statue created by Coeur d’Alene artist David Clemons, has been restored and returned to Riverstone after a vandal(s) store and dismantled her in January 2014. (Photo: Coeur d'Alene Press)

The popular bronze statue known simply as “Kate” at Riverstone Park takes the public back to a less-rushed and more peaceful time. But for some reason, in the past few years, Kate has been a victim of the times. Now, after being gone for nearly two years following an incident in which she was cut from her bike and stolen, the turn-of-the-century lady cyclist has returned to Riverstone Park — zipping along with her two small dogs running at her sides. She was re-installed last week. She was stolen in January 2014. A guy who was shed-antler hunting while bike riding along the Yellowstone Trail found her in March 2014/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

DFO: "Kate" is my favorite piece of art work among the many pieces of public art in Coeur d'Alene. How about you? Which is your favorite?

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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