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On the Waterfront …

Today, On the Waterfront (flying solo), I saw:

  • Two guys from a sign company taking down the cross beams for that "Welcome to Coeur d'Alene" sign that had stood for decades along Northwest Boulvard, near Mullan Road (now Fort Grounds Drive). The vertical post were still in place. The sign was in the way of an overhaul of the 4 Corners area at Northwest Boulevard & Government Way/Mullan Road.
  • The area from which the 3 young adults fell over the weekend, above Coeur d'Alene Pipe & Cigar and Crow's Nest Antiques, 416 Sherman Ave/downtown CdA. The parapet gave way as the three individuals dangled their feet over the edge. An adjoining parapet remained in place. The police have given estimates that they fell from 25-30 feet. I suspect it is around 20. And that a hard-plastic awning below may have broken their fall and saved greater injuries or worse.

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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