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News >  Idaho

Deputies Experience Close Call At Motel Shots Fired At Plummer Eerily Similar To The Tragedy In Omak

A motel shootout with a happier ending took place in Plummer, Ida., on the same night an Omak, Wash., officer was killed responding to a similar call. The Wednesday incidents were uncannily alike, said Benewah County Sheriff Joe Blackburn. "It was a domestic call at the motel in Plummer," Blackburn said. "The guy had a gun. He fired shots inside the motel and outside."

News >  Idaho

Quarry Proposal Abandoned Neighbors Had Protested Blasting

The owners of a rock quarry along the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River have given up their quest for rezoning that would allow mining to continue. The operation began last year without the necessary county rezone from suburban residential to "natural resource district." People who lived along the scenic river near Enaville were surprised and upset when blasting began. Hundreds more signed a petition objecting to the rock quarry. They were expected to be out in full force Wednesday for a Shoshone County commission hearing on the matter.
News >  Spokane

Post Falls Powwow Planned Organizers Say July Event Could Draw About 20,000

Like the dancers they're inviting, organizers of a huge summer powwow here must do some fast and fancy footwork. They're launching an event that could lure 20,000 or more people. But they have only two weeks to get the word out to the participants who will make it possible: Indian families who compete in dancing and drumming, and sell their handicrafts.
News >  Idaho

Council Grants Become Paths To Future, Past Idaho Humanities Council Funds Projects That Celebrate History, Widen Community Horizons

The Idaho Humanities Council may seem like a vague and academic group, but director Rick Ardinger says it can help communities grapple with some real-world problems. Such as: Coping with population growth. Improving education. Luring tourists. "We're one of the very few organizations that give money to museums," Ardinger said Monday. "They're often the reason that people come to small towns."
News >  Idaho

Old Crew Camp Becomes A Little Bit Of Haven

1. Bob Baker and Steve Smith of Lutherhaven walk across the campus of the Shoshone Work Center on Wednesday. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. Rebecca Smith, outdoor recreation director of Lutherhaven, walks through the deserted cafeteria of the Shoshone Work Center. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Nation/World

Montana Gem Drives Golf Course Plan

Developers hope the site where the Bunker Hill smelter stacks once stood will be part of a golf course. They are inspired by a course in Anaconda, Mont., that is situated on once-contaminated ground. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Idaho

Castlewood Subdivision Rejected Hayden Mayor Who Is Also The Developer Sits Out, Acknowledging Conflict Of Interest

The City Council on Tuesday evening turned down a request to approve Castlewood Court. The decision was greeted with delight by many who live near the proposed subdivision. Neighbors had hired an attorney and circulated a petition fighting the proposal, partly on the grounds that its 56 lots were too many to put on the triangular piece of land.
News >  Idaho

Hospital Official Charged With Assaulting Colleague Report Says Incident Began During Discussion Of Benefits

The human resource manager at Shoshone Medical Center has been charged with assaulting the Kellogg hospital's business office manager. Gary Ackerman could spend three months in jail, pay a $300 fine or both if convicted of the misdemeanor, Shoshone County Prosecutor John Cossel said Monday. Ackerman, 46, has denied becoming abusive during a Feb. 27 discussion with Patricia Wolfe.
News >  Nation/World

Fighting Confusion As Well As Fire Emergency Crews Discuss Crash Response

FROM FOR THE RECORD (Tuesday, March 3, 1998): Correction Name incorrect: Lt. Brad Belmont of the Hayden Fire Department organized Sunday's debriefing for emergency crews involved in a fatal airplane accident. His name was reported incorrectly in a Monday article. At first Hayden Lake firefighters weren't sure what they were dealing with when a small plane crashed into an empty house Thursday morning. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Nation/World

Going By The Board Nearly 200 Snowboarders Compete At Silver Mountain

Waiting for a shot at glory 1. Young snowboarders wait for competition to begin at the First Security Winter Games on Sunday at Silver Mountain. Photo by Jason Clark/The Spokesman-Review 2. Brain Bonnett of Spokane celebrates after finishing first in his division during Sunday's first heat. Photo by Jason Clark/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Idaho

Life Care Copes With Ban On New Patients Nursing Home Says Problems Have Been Corrected And That It Is Working With Families And The State

The Life Care Center of Coeur d'Alene is unable to admit patients because state inspectors found serious instances of "substandard care" during a January inspection. The ban has been in place for two weeks. It will be lifted after the nursing home passes a follow-up survey, said John Hathaway of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.