Latest Idaho Panhandle Stories

2008-09-22 09:00:09

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Jolee Bacon really sizzles when it comes to hog-calling. The northern Idaho woman took first place Saturday in the competition at the Nez Perce County Fair. She has raised several champion pigs for 4-H contests. Bacon says she calls pigs every morning and night with her 9-year-old daughter, Jacey. Bacon won the crowd over as she started her hog call with a few loud snorts and a long, drawn-out "sooey." (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-15 12:00:00

By Erica F. Curless, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 15--North Idaho residents with questions about the controversial process of sorting out who owns what water rights are invited to a series of town hall meetings next week. The state Department of Water Resources will have seven meetings in Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties, starting Monday in Wallace and wrapping up July 24 in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. "These meetings provide an opportunity for people to learn...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Kevin Graman, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 10--HEYBURN STATE PARK, Idaho -- The battle for Lake Coeur d'Alene is being waged on its southern shores against an alien invader. Eurasian milfoil, a nonnative weed introduced to local lakes by unwitting boaters, was discovered along the shorelines of southern Lake Coeur d'Alene and the lower lakes in 2003. Milfoil forms a mat of thick vegetation that can stop a powerboat in its wake, fatally ensnare a swimmer and wipe out...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 4--BONNERS FERRY -- A thinning project to improve the vigor of old-growth trees on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest can continue after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed an earlier court decision halting the work. The project calls for selective logging on nearly 4,000 acres northeast of Bonners Ferry to remove young trees growing underneath large, old trees. In 2003, the Forest Service proposed three timber sales...

2007-01-08 03:00:17

By Wilson, Rocky Steel Structures of America Inc., of Post Falls, has six building projects under way in North Idaho and Spokane Valley that have a combined value of nearly $12 million. The company erects steel buildings and wood-frame buildings with metal siding, says Justin Sternberg, co-owner of the business along with his brother, Shawn Sternberg. Steel Structures is constructing two office-warehouse complexes in Hayden, Idaho, for separate owners; a sixbuilding complex in Rathdrum,...

2005-07-02 21:53:27

By William Stimson COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (Reuters) - An 8-year-old girl whodisappeared with her brother six weeks ago after her family wasmurdered was found on Saturday with a registered sex offenderat a restaurant near her home in Idaho, police said. Police said Shasta Groene's 9-year-old brother Dylanremained missing but initial information has led them tobelieve he was dead. Kootenai County Sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger said policefound Shasta at a Denny's restaurant eating breakfast...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.