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Friday, October 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Total eclipse of the plans

Everyone I know has plans for the eclipse. In Boise, the sun will be 99.555 percent obscured – a very dramatic partial eclipse. But many of us want the whole deal: Totality, glowing corona and all.

Health advisories lifted for Hayden, Avondale lakes

Health advisories related to blue-green algae outbreaks in Hayden Lake and Avondale Lake have been lifted, and the water in both lakes is again safe for fishing, swimming and domestic use.

Toxic algae bloom found in Hayden Lake

Drought and heat are taking a toll on water quality in local lakes. A health advisory was issued today for Hayden Lake after sampling confirmed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the lake’s northern end. Honeysuckle Beach, a popular swimming destination, is not affected by the bloom.

UI researchers tracking sources of Fernan Lake algae

Strands of blue-green algae beading Fernan Lake’s shoreline are a common but unwelcome sight to Bill Miller and other residents living near the lake. The small lake east of Coeur d’Alene is a recreational hub, drawing boaters, water skiers and anglers during the summer.

Health advisory lifted for Hayden Lake

Authorities have lifted a health advisory issued last week for Hayden Lake after high concentrations of blue-green algae were found.

Algae warning at Fernan Lake

People recreating at Fernan Lake east of downtown Coeur d’Alene are being advised to avoid a bloom of blue-green algae. The naturally occurring bacteria can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals. The Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued a health advisory for the lake Wednesday. People should avoid swallowing or inhaling water and avoid direct contact with water containing visible algae, the agencies said. Children and pets are particularly susceptible.

Fernan Lake algae bloom prompts health advisory

People recreating at Fernan Lake east of downtown Coeur d’Alene are being advised to avoid a bloom of blue-green algae. The naturally occurring bacteria can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals.