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Another driver dies off Hayden Lake boat ramp

Kootenai County sheriff’s officials today said alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor in the apparent drowning death of a woman who passed by barriers and drove into Hayden Lake on Thursday night.

Monson comes full circle (nearly)

After stops at Gonzaga, Minnesota and now Long Beach State Dan Monson has a keen perspective on things as a coach and a father.

D.A. Points makes winner out of Murray at Pebble Beach

D.A. Points captured his first PGA Tour victory and dragged along Bill Murray of “Caddyshack” fame to the pro-am title at Pebble Beach, Calif. Points holed out from 100 yards for eagle on the 14th hole and followed that with a 30-foot bending birdie putt that carried him to a 5-under 67 and a two-shot victory Sunday. He became the fourth player in the last 20 years to make Pebble Beach his first PGA Tour victory.

Cavs beat Clippers, end record losing streak

NBA: Nearly two months after it started innocently, the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped their NBA-record losing streak at 26 games Friday night with a 126-119 win in overtime against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers, who did all they could to extend the Cavs’ misery. Cleveland won for the first time since Dec. 18, and had to go an extra five minutes to ensure it didn’t set a record for the longest skid in pro sports history. The Cavs will gladly settle with tying the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the worst streak among the four major sports.

Here’s the Dirt: Liberty Lake lots have natural neighbor

A new housing development on Liberty Lake will be backed up by a big chunk of land that will remain natural and open to the public. Twelve homes are planned at Mackenzie Beach on the southeast side of the lake. The same family owned the land for more than a century and laid plans to ensure the preservation of 113 acres, which is being deeded to Spokane County for conservation and recreation.

Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail plan to be unveiled

It has been more than a year since proponents of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail began organizing workshops, holding meetings and seeking public input, and now they are ready to unveil their plan. A public trail corridor that will be built along the northwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille, the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail conceptual plan is a response by many in the community to the continued growth of Sandpoint and its surrounding communities. The group’s goal is to preserve public access to what is one of the area’s most precious features – Lake Pend Oreille – and to provide a beautiful setting where people can hike.

Stay and Play: Get sidetracked to Sandpoint

If there’s one problem with Sandpoint, it’s that there is too much to do. Between Schweitzer Mountain and City Beach, the Festival at Sandpoint and the Panida Theater, there is always something going on somewhere. In other words, if you are just spending one day, plan ahead and choose something for everyone in your family.

Restored convertible ready for esteemed auto show

A gleaming purple and silver 1929 Packard will travel this week from a Post Falls auto restoration shop to one of the world’s most prestigious car shows. The 1929 Packard Runabout restored by Glenn Vaughn and his staff is one of 175 automobiles accepted for entrance to the 2010 Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, Calif.

Yellowstone fire burning 385 acres

A 385-acre wildfire is burning near the center of Yellowstone National Park. A research flight discovered the fire burning two miles south of Beach Lake on Sunday. Gusty winds helped it spread from about a half-acre to 150 acres Sunday and up to about 385 acres Monday.