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Water levels plummet across West

We did receive some welcome rainfall last week, but conditions here in North Idaho and the rest of the western U.S. are still very dry. As of Saturday, about .30 inches of rain had fallen in Coeur d’Alene this month. June’s normal precipitation is 1.93 inches, so based on current patterns, it looks like we’ll have a fourth straight month with precipitation totals below normal in North Idaho.
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In North Idaho, property values outpace insurance policies

COEUR d’ALENE — How much does it cost to protect a home or business?. As property values continue to skyrocket in North Idaho, many insurance policies aren’t keeping up with the true replacement cost of homes and commercial buildings — whether property owners realize it or not. Most home insurance...
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OROFINO — Adorned in multicolored tassels separating them from their classmates, two Orofino High School students walked to accept their high school diplomas Friday. But it wasn’t a new experience for Annie Vaage and Fletcher Wahl. Four weeks earlier, they had received their associate degrees. Vaage, 18, was born in...
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COEUR d’ALENE — With businesses throughout North Idaho struggling to find applicants, the balance of power has shifted from employers to workers. “All the leverage is with the job seekers right now,” economist Sam Wolkenhauer said when he addressed the Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene during Friday’s monthly meeting. Gov....
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Orofino Man Suffers Minor Injuries After Striking Deer With Motorcycle on US12 Wednesday Night

PECK - On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at approximately 8:29pm, Idaho State Police Troopers responded to a crash eastbound on US12 near milepost 35 that involved a motorcycle. According to a release from the Idaho State Police, 59-year-old Theodore Mills, of Orofino, was traveling eastbound on US 12 near milepost 35. Mills was unable to avoid a deer and struck it directly, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle. Mills was not wearing a helmet, but only sustained minor injuries. Mills was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital.
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