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Guatemala set to be next topic presented in CDA Library's Novel Destination program

Photos and stories from the Central American nation of Guatemala will be featured in a Novel Destinations program at Coeur d'Alene Library on Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The program will be presented on the big screen in the Community Room at 702 E. Front Ave., and will include images taken by David Gerber and Joyce Lider on a trip they took with their spouses. Their presentation will include tips on destinations, culture, cuisine and transportation options for people considering a trip to Guatemala.

Novel Destinations is a program sponsored by the Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation. It offers travelogues based on trips taken by area residents who present their photos and stories.

This is a free event to attend, but donations are welcome. Individuals who have a travelogue to share at the library are asked to contact the Library Foundation at 208-769-2380 or by email at cdalibraryfoundation@gmail.com

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Bumblebee Campground closed for 2015

Bumblebee Campground in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest will remain closed for the 2015 season.

The decision came from the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests over safety risks associated with loose limbs in the trees above campsites that could become falling projectiles in the case of a wind event.

Crews evaluate the campground for hazards prior to opening each season. Last summer, crews removed a large number of diseased, dead and dying trees to improve public safety at the Bumblebee Campground site. 

During this year's inspections, numerous, large, loose limbs were discovered in the over-story above the campground's campsites. According to the Ranger District, a typical winter, including heavy winter storms and higher snow loads, would have most likely dislodged these limbs. However, last year's mild winter did not provide these needed stresses to clear the over-story of loose tree limbs. the District will assess the trees again after a more typical winter season with the hopes of having the campground open for the 2016 season.

Search continues for CDA men missing in Riggins, ID

Officials are searching for two men reported missing in the French Creek area of Salmon River Road Tuesday morning, according to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office.

Patrick Lusk, 27, and 35-year-old Jason Gritten, both of Couer d'Alene had reportedly planned to canoe across the river and hike to the Burgdorf Hot Springs. They failed to return home when planned and on Sunday were reported overdue by family.

An Idaho County Corporal searched the area for the vehicle the men were driving, but couldn't find it. Monday, Idaho department of Fish and Game officers searched the river by boat, but didn't find the men.

The search will resume Tuesday with the help of the Idaho County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team.

Coeur d'Alene police looking for endangered runaway

Coeur d'Alene police officers are searching for an endangered missing girl.

14-year-old Kireasa T. McRae was last seen at her home in the 1300 block of E. Front Ave. around 10 pm last night. She is believed to be depressed, having suicidal thoughts and had also taken an unknown amount of prescription medication prior to leaving.

She was last seen wearing dark colored clothing. She is 5-feet 7-inches, 150 pounds, has hazel eyes and recently dyed red hair.

If you have any information, contact the Police Department at 769-2320.

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New York artist Scott LoBaido recently painted a flag mural outside of Post Falls American Legion Post 143. Here's a look into the creation of the artwork.

NIC and CD'A Public Library to open doors for Sgt. Moore funeral service viewings

Both the Coeur d'Alene Public Library and North Idaho College will open their doors to help accommodate the large amount of community members expected to turn out for Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore's funeral service on Saturday.

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday May 9th, the Coeur d'Alene Public Library at 702 E. Front Ave. will stream the service with seating available for 100 people. The exterior doors on both floors of the library will open at 9:30 a.m.

Due to the large crowd expected to attend the service, an additional viewing area will be made available in North Idaho College's Student Union Building. The Student Union Building will also open at 9:30 a.m. and is available for anyone wishing to pay their respects. There will be room for about 300 people.

Community honors Sgt. Moore with blue-lit homes

Since the death of Sgt. Greg Moore, many in the community have taken to social media to express their sorrow and condolences. It's a rare instance where virtually every member of the community comes together, and instead of spewing hate, they share love and encouragement.

After the shooting, it wasn't long until the Facebook event "Lights On for Sergeant Greg Moore" was created. The event asks the community to keep a nightly porch lamp vigil in support of Moore's family and the Coeur d'Alene Police Department. Already, more than 3,000 people are participating.

KXLY4 later posted a picture on its Facebook page, showing a law enforcement officer's home in Eastern Washington glowing blue in honor of fallen Sergeant Greg Moore. Immediately, Facebook friends began sharing their own photos to honor Moore.