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UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018

Coeur d’Alene woman dies after driving car into Fernan Lake

A 40-year-old woman is dead after driving her car into Fernan Lake Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Divers search for person who fell into Fernan Lake when boat capsized

Jesse A. Bishop, 60, remains missing after the boat he was in capsized early Tuesday morning at the East Fernan boat launch.

UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

Kootenai County detectives seek information on SUV months after mother, two kids die at Fernan Lake

Detectives hope the description of a vehicle will help them solve the case of a Coeur d’Alene mom who was found dead with her two toddler boys in a submerged …

Investigators look for tips related to death of Coeur d’Alene mom and two children

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information from anyone who saw Misty Phelps between 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 and when the she and her two young sons …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 3, 2016

Adult and two children found dead in vehicle in Fernan Lake

One adult and two small children were found dead Thursday morning in a vehicle submerged in Fernan Lake.

University of Idaho ‘lake lab’ to study ecology, economy of local lakes

A $100,000 laboratory at the University of Idaho-Coeur d’Alene will track the ecology of North Idaho lakes and their role in the regional economy.

Blue-green algae advisory lifted for Hayden and Avondale lakes

Blue-green algae advisories have been lifted for Hayden Lake and Avondale Lake, but remain in place for Fernan Lake.

Blue-green algae bloom now affects all of Fernan Lake

A blue-green algae bloom on the east side of Fernan Lake has spread and now impacts the entire lake.

Blue-green algae outbreaks lead to advisories for parts of Hayden and Fernan lakes

Blue-green algae outbreaks have been confirmed in parts of Hayden and Fernan lakes.

Police name Coeur d’Alene man who died after being pulled from Fernan Lake

A young man who died Monday after being pulled from Fernan Lake was identified Tuesday as Andrew C. Riggs-Wiedmaier, 22, of Coeur d’Alene. Riggs-Wiedmaier was a passenger in a 1997 …

One person dead of apparent drowning in Fernan Lake

One person died after ending up in Fernan Lake at about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Crews plant native shrubs at Fernan Lake to battle algae problems

Native shrubs will become the front line for keeping phosphorous out of Fernan Lake. The erosion control project aims to improve water quality in the lake east of Coeur d’Alene, …

CdA woman arrested for DUI after driving car into Fernan Lake

A 22-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman lost control of her car and drove it into Fernan Lake Sunday night. She was arrested for driving under the influence after her blood-alcohol content …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Body found near Fernan Lake

Spokane detectives are taking the lead in an investigation surrounding a body found this morning in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest near Fernan Lake.

Health advisory issued for Fernan Lake

A health advisory was issued Friday for Fernan Lake, where toxic blue-green algae was found in the water.

Fernan Lake tested positive for blue-green algae; health advisory issued

A health advisory was issued Saturday for Fernan Lake, Idaho, where toxic blue-green algae was found present in the water.

Algae health advisory at Fernan Lake lifted

Blue-green algae is no longer a threat to recreation at Fernan Lake, the Panhandle Health District says.

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 …

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 …

Troopers, firefighters honored for rescues

Two Idaho State Police troopers and two Coeur d’Alene firefighters who helped rescue two children trapped in a car overturned in Fernan Lake are among the 12 recipients of Idaho’s …

Frozen gourmets harvest fish through ice

Bryan Lepagnol trudged across Fernan Lake’s frozen surface Friday afternoon, pulling a sled filled with fishing supplies. The sky was blue overhead. The perch were biting. And the ice was …

Fernan Lake accident victim’s condition improves

The condition of a 1-year-old girl who was hospitalized after her family’s car slid into Fernan Lake on Sunday has been upgraded from critical to serious.

Help offered for homeless family that lost boy in lake

The director of a Coeur d’Alene homeless center said that the family that lost a child Sunday after their car slid into Fernan Lake was homeless.

50 acres donated to CdA for preserve

Three northern Idaho residents have donated 50 acres to the city of Coeur d’Alene to preserve as a waterfront walking area along Fernan Lake. Jim Elder, Pat Acuff and Doug …

Residents consider catch, release for deer chomping their gardens

Fernan Village has become prime real estate for whitetail deer: no wolves, no hunters, easy access to the forest and loads of tasty landscaping. But the ravenous and increasingly bold …