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100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: Passenger yacht disparaged in court

The Miss Spokane was christened in 1917 with elaborate ceremonies on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, the vessel immediately proved disappointing “because it did not develop the speed necessary to compete with the railroads, and was unmanageable in the St. Joe River.”

How an Idaho couple survived 30 cold and wet hours trapped in an ice cave

The couple, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, were rescued Sunday night following a weekend adventure-turned-catastrophe which left the two fighting simply to stay alive. The Christiansens set out early Saturday morning for what they thought would be a daylong excursion to the Darby Canyon Ice Cave to celebrate Spencer’s 31st birthday.

100 years ago near Metaline Falls: Club explores Gardner Cave

A group called the Spokane Research Club went on an excursion to Gardner’s Cave near Metaline Falls, “the miniature Mammoth Cave.” It was, said the Spokane Daily Chronicle, “one of the most scenic and attractive of the natural wonders” in the state. It was discovered years earlier by Ed Gardner.

Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand – With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy morning that saw the boys leave temple life to return to their families. Those present gave alms – flowers, food, money – as a gesture of their religious devotion.

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet.

Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week.