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Stories tagged: Lake Coeur d'Alene

Guided osprey cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Saturday

Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?

Increased cutthroat survival shows value of pike suppression in Lake Coeur d’Alene

The killing of predatory northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene has started to pay dividends for cutthroat trout, according to fishery managers.

Avista advises property owners, boaters of fluctuating water levels over holiday weekend

Avista is advising shoreline property owners and boaters that water levels in the Spokane River above Post Falls Dam and Lake Coeur d’Alene will fluctuate because of predicted rain over …

CdA Tribe, Fish and Game expanding gillnetting in southern Lake Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene Lake managers will aggressively target northern pike in the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene starting this month.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Lori Isenberg pleads guilty in Coeur d’Alene to embezzling housing funds

A Coeur d’Alene woman, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death her husband from last February, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than a half million dollars from the …

Hundreds ring in New Year with icy dip in Lake Coeur d’Alene for Polar Bear Plunge

Hundreds of people in shorts, bathing suits and sandals, shivering and and their teeth chattering in below-freezing temperatures, then willfully sprinting into the frigid waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Yep, …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

As salmon spawn, eagles return in numbers to Lake Coeur d’Alene

Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.

Reader photo: Dead on

Jerry Rowles took this photo of a bald eagle headed straight toward him on Dec. 9. Rowles was between Beauty Bay and Mineral Ridge on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The images …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene jury finds Magner partially responsible for 2016 boating deaths

After being acquitted in an earlier criminal case, Dennis D. Magner of Spokane has been found partially responsible in the wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two …

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s pike reward program will end Sept. 30.

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s pike reward program will end Sept. 30.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner acquitted in boating deaths

A jury acquitted former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner of killing three people in a Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash two years ago.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

In second day of testimony, Dennis Magner says he has no memory of crash that killed three on Lake Coeur d’Alene

During his second day of testimony, former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner told jurors he had no recollection of crashing his boat into another vessel on Lake Coeur d’Alene two …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6:53 a.m.

Spokane man accused of causing the deaths of three in Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash testifies at trial

Former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner, who is accused of inadvertently causing the deaths of three in a Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash two years ago, took the stand in …

Invasive weed found in Lake Coeur d’Alene

State officials said they’ve found an invasive, noxious weed in Lake Coeur d’Alene.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Medical Examiner testifying in Dennis Magner’s trial said victims of boat crash sustained life-threatening injuries before drowning

A medical examiner testifying in the trial of Dennis Magner, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal conspiracy for his involvement in a boat crash that left three dead, …

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Passing boaters unable to revive Spokane man who drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene

A Spokane man drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene and died Monday afternoon despite lifesaving efforts by passing boaters.

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Obermiller faces lengthy prison term despite being found innocent of child killing

Having been acquitted last year for the beating death of a 2-year-old girl, Jason J. Obermiller still faces several years in prison before the convicted felon can call himself a …

New survey of Coeur d’Alene Lake anglers shows support for northern pike management plan

A newly published survey of anglers on Lake Coeur d’Alene shows widespread support for how biologists are managing northern pike and cutthroat trout populations.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Hundreds plunge into frigid Lake Coeur d’Alene (on purpose)

Polar Plunge participants brought inflatable palm trees and unicorn rafts, donned Viking helmets and American flag Speedos and waited, shivering, in various stages of undress as noon approached.

Out & about: Bald eagles flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene

OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Phosphorus pollution flowing into Lake Coeur d’Alene has doubled since 1990s

Since the 1990s, the volume of phosphorus flowing into Lake Coeur d’Alene has nearly doubled. That’s a concern for scientists. Phosphorus affects algae production in the lake and the long-term …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from boat victims’ fund

A Cheney business owner convicted of stealing $14,000 from a memorial fund has been ordered to pay the money back.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Former advertising executive pleads not guilty to causing fatal Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash

Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner pleaded not guilty Friday after an Idaho grand jury filed charges against him for the deaths of three people killed in a boat collision last …

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Police say racist motivations appear not to have played a role in Lake Coeur d’Alene altercation that goes viral

When Rayshaun Banks went to Lake Coeur d’Alene two weeks ago to relax on the beach near the resort, he never expected to find himself at the center of a …

In the Garden: CdA Garden Tour features a visit to the Hagadone estate on Casco Bay

The 20th annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour features a visit to the Hagadone estate on Casco Bay.

100 years ago in Spokane: Amidst flooding, Natatorium Park bridge collapses; 2 German families ordered to move

The Spokane River rose another 6 inches and Lake Coeur d’Alene rose another 9 inches in the worst flooding since 1894. Floodwaters spread out over “private grounds and city streets …

UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Harrison Gun Club floats down Lake Coeur d’Alene as dikes fail during major flooding

How bad was the flooding in North Idaho? The building of the Harrison Gun Club “floated down Lake Coeur d’Alene.”

UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against suspect in Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash

The family of Justin Luhr has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Spokane Superior Court against Dennis Magner, the man suspected of driving a boat that crashed into Luhr’s boat …

Huckleberries: Montana reader agrees: Lake Coeur d’Alene is ‘best damn thing’ about Idaho

An old friend agrees with Huckleberries that Lake Coeur d’Alene is a swell place to recreate and certainly worthy of “best damn place” in Idaho accolades from a New York …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Lake Coeur d’Alene may reach highest level since 1997; St. Maries levee gets emergency help from the Army Corps of Engineers

St. Maries levee gets emergency help from Army Corps of Engineers as water levels rise in St. Joe River and Lake Coeur d’Alene