I didn't catch the parade Saturday morning. But I did enjoy two nights of music and festival atmosphere at Hayden Days Friday and Saturday. Kelly Hughes & his western band drew a huge crowd Friday night. The Swing Street Big Band of Sandpoint attracted fewer on Saturday night. But put on a swell jazz presentation, featuring vocalist Maria Larson. I hadn't heard of Swings Street before, even though they've been performing locally for 17-18 years. They're worth the time to catch a performance. Now for today's Wild Card ...
On his Facebook page, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., calls this viewtiful scenic: "Dog Days of Summer." Can we all agree that we've reached the dog days of summer?
Question: How would you rate the weather this summer?
Kerri Thoreson (RE: Evening ends in parking ticket): To clarify, I wasn't angry, just frustrated. If, like with airport parking, you could receive a time stamped ticket when you enter the lot and then pay for however long you were actually parked, that would be well-received. I welcome you to read the many comments under that post to see that there appears to be many others frustrated not with paying for parking but with understanding what the process is now. I've also already written the check for the fine and will mail it today. I love downtown Coeur d'Alene, always have since growing up on 9th and Sherman. But a $20 fine on a citation written up after 10 p.m. at night in a mostly empty parking lot seems excessive. Had a nice chat with Mayor Widmyer yesterday after he'd read the post and comments. I'm thinking he was already on top of the issue.
Question: When did you last get a parking ticket in Coeur d'Alene?
OfCoffee (RE: Albertson purchase of Safeway OK'd): In a way, this is a prophesy come true. Joe Albertson started his company way back when he was fired from the company now known as Safeway. He was a middle-manager with my grandfather in Boise. Their company was purchased by what is now Safeway. Both men started their own grocery store chain. (My grandfather's was M&W in the Boise area. )Joe "allegedly" vowed to put an Albertsons across from every Safeway and put them out of business. It may not have worked like he foresaw, but it's funny how things come full circle.
Question: I worked my way through my senior year of high school and partly through college as a clerk in a grocery store. I enjoyed the experience greatly -- the pace, the customers and the work. Have you ever worked in a grocery store?
Anne Nesse, the Democratic opponent to state Sen. Kathy Sims, was on hand with a sign to demonstrate her support for raising the Idaho minimum wage from $7.25. She attended a Minimum Wage rally featuring U.S. Senate candidate Nels Mitchell and U.S. House candidate Shirley Ringo, both Demcrats, at Riverfront Park this afternoon. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
- 5:26 p.m. Male van, wearing cowboy hate, may have watched kids @ Winton Park before leaving w/b on Linden/CdA.
- 5:05 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 27-28 here.
- 4:46 p.m. 5-7, 140lbs male has fled on foot from therapy appointment @ 2500 NW Blvd/CdA, on juvenile detention release; he's still wearing his detention center clothing.
- 4:41 p.m. 56YO male is en route to Post Falls Walgreens, possibly driving while intoxicated.
- 4:32 p.m. Female is in Post Falls business parking lot, screaming at customers.
- 4:29 p.m. Female needs medical help @ Post Falls WalMart East, Row 4, after domestic fight; police are trying to shelter her & her 2 children while they look in WalMart for the male who battered her.
- 4:27 p.m. Someone is suffering a seizure @ 14900 block of Arbor/Mountain Brook, Post Falls.
- 4:16 p.m. Rathdrum female has finally persuaded unwanted male to leave her home.
- 3:37 p.m. Undisclosed parking problem reported @ 100 N4th Street/CdA.
- 3:25 p.m. Firemen on scene decides smoke in Blanchard area (3:17 item) is dust from logging operation.
- 3:22 p.m. A power line is down over unoccupied trailer @ 20632 Altamont Road/Rathdrum.
- 3:17 p.m. Smoke reported @ H41/Clagstone Road, Blanchard area.
- 3:14 p.m. Extra Coeur d'Alene Tribe patrol requested for Conkling Park/Worley area.
- 2:48 p.m. Someone hurt in fall on Steamboat Drive is at dock on Kidd Island Bay, boat access only.
- 2:42 p.m. 86YO male has fallen @ 8600 block of Harbor Park Court/Post Falls & needs help getting up.
- 2:06 p.m. 25YO female is yelling at customers in parking lot outside Coeur d'Alene store.
- 2:04 p.m. 61YO male is suffering chest pain in computer room near front lobby of Buck Knives.
- 1:59 p.m. Driver of green pickup w/load of something beneath tarp in back is tailgating @ e/b I-90/NW Blvd.
- 1:14 p.m. Local mother threatening to kill herself unless son brings back her dog.
- AM Scanner Traffic
David Herbold and his son, Felix Herbold, march in an "animal parade" on Main Street in Moscow on Friday. The parade marked the conclusion of a children's Summer Art Camp at the University of Idaho's Prichard Art Gallery. David Herbold was one of four instructors at the camp. (AP/Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Geoff Crimmins)
- Small plane crashed in north-central Idaho/AP
- Couple declares VW bus not for sale/Allie Norton, KXLY
- Balukoff knocks Otter for destroying records/Eye on Boise
- Boys & Girls Club offers fun, safe place for kids/Devin Heilman, Press
- Senator suggests secret review by legislators before releasing reports/EOB
- Private prison left ill patients without medication during transition/Eye on Boise
Here's some of the political literature that was being handed out at the Minimum Wage Rally earlier this afternoon at Riverstone Park, by supporters of U.S. Senate candidate Nels Mitchell and U.S. House candidate Shirley Ringo, both Democrats.
1501 E. Sherman Ave & 15th
Coeur d'Alene Weather
Current conditions: Fair
Temperature: 95° F
Wind: N 0 mph
Feels like: 95° F
Visibility: 10 mi
Sunrise: 5:18 am
Sunset: 8:25 pm