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FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

Lake Shows Signs Of Freezing 

You know it's frigid when Lake Coeur d'Alene shows obvious signs of freezing. This week's bone-chilling temperatures have made the lake's shores turn to ice, but don't bother breaking out your skates. "It won't be cold long enough for the lake to freeze over," said...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

Phil Sees Shadow, More Winter Ahead 11 

Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter. But, at this rate, that might not be so bad. The groundhog made his "prediction" on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in the...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

Kris: Taking Warm Buns Too Far 

On her Facebook page, KXLY weathercaster Kris Crocker writes: "Just in time for the cold weather, the seat heater in my car burned a hole all the way through the leather of my seat. I wasn't expecting that. I'm all for warm buns, but GEEZ."...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

“I caught the limit,” said Tom Colnaric, of Hayden, after ice fishing at Fernan Lake in Coeur d’Alene on Monday.  (Kathy Plonka)

Parting Shot: Winter's just warming up 11 

“I caught the limit,” said Tom Colnaric, of Hayden, after ice fishing at Fernan Lake in Coeur d’Alene on Monday. Winter – barely seven days old, according to the calendar – is making a powerful return to the region this week. Snow, possibly heavy at...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

MoscowM: I Love Winter 

Moscow Minidoka: Does anyone else get annoyed by the way our Inland Northwest “radio personalities” (and I suppose “television personalities” too) act when giving the weather forecast? Just this morning the guy on our local oldies station reported the possibility of snow with the same...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2008

Tubob: Up On The Roof 11 

I just got down off my complex cantilevered-peaked angled roof plane surfaces with my youngest, the six foot five TOWWSG son. It was a nighmarish job of breaking huge slabs of snow to send ripping over the edge plunging into huge detonating hits on the...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

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Parting Shot 12/18/08 

Sherri Gittel shovels out the sign in front of Gittel's grocery store Thursday on Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County received approximately two feet of snow from the latest storm. JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-ReviewQuestion: What did you do today while the...

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CDA Sets Record For Snowfall

Coeur d'Alene blew through its 24-hour snowfall record with 25 inches reported at the mouth of the lake with about 3 additional inches expected through today. The old record was 16 inches set on Feb. 6, 1955/Mike Prager, SR

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Love: Surviving Drive To CDA 

While drivng to and from Coeur d'Alene yesterday (both trips taking a few minutes shy of two hours to cover the 45 miles), I could think of only two other times I'd been so fearful of the possibilities of meeting my maker. And I drove...

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Expert: Don't Shovel Roofs Yet 

Should you worry about the snow piling up on your roof? Probably not — at least not yet, says Rick Simmet, roofing manager for Specialty Home Products. This snow’s really light, so I don’t think it’s going to be an issue like it was last...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.