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Feature Photos - June

| July 10, 2015 7:45 AM

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Officer Aaron Ogle reeves the engine of his police motorcycle for three-year-old Sam Diteri at the Boys and Girls Club in Post Falls.

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Miley Robinson, 6, shoots a basketball at the Boys and Girls Club in Post Falls on Saturday during the clubs free family fun day.

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Taking a stroll down Appleway Ave. is Budweiser Clydesdale, Fez, and handler Zach Uding Thursday in Coeur d’Alene. The Clydesdale was on it’s to meet a group of people at Paddy’s Sports Bar.

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Taking a day off work, Jeff Yates glides across the water on a kiteboard at Independence Point Thursday morning in Coeur d’Alene hoping to gain some extra speed from a breeze.

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A duck family flocks to the water at Riverstone Park Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene as the afternoon heat rose.

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Keeping cool on the exceptionally warm Tuesday, Aalia Greer, 13, gains the courage to catch some air off a dock at Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene. Temperatures are expecting to cool off into the week.

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Teriney McKarcher, a fourth-grader at Mullan Trail Elementary, holds her pose as Chief Joseph during a “living museum” event on Wednesday as part of the Post Falls school’s Idaho history curriculum. Students had red paper buttons on their shoulders that, when pushed, would prompt a brief description of their characters and their significance relating to Idaho.

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Doug Reeves of Mcminnville Oregon registers Friday for the Ironman triathlon at the Ironman village located in the city park in Coeur d’Alene. Some 2,000 are expected to compete in Sunday’s race.

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Shai Walker, left, Mackenzie Banning and Brittnee Willoughby, far right, enjoy the afternoon sunbathing at Independence Point Friday in Coeur d’Alene. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s over the weekend.

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A great blue heron takes flight from its log perch Tuesday at Fernan Lake. To order wildlife prints, go to http://cdapress.com/photojournalism.

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John Carrington, 6, concentrates on the ball while playing catch with his grandfather Tuesday at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene. To order prints, go to http://cdapress.com/photojournalism.

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From left, Mariah Klepper, 10 and Caden Gordon, 10, hold a large moose antler during part of the outdoor learning exercise at Hayden Lake Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. Hayden Lake Elementary School plans to incorporate outdoor education as part of their curriculum.

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Mariah Klepper, fourth grade student at Hayden Lake Elementary School, holds a deer antler on her head during part of the outdoor learning exercise on Thursday.

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Author Michael Koep speaks about his newly released book “Leaves of Fire” Friday at the Wiggett Building in Coeur d’Alene at the book's launch. The self-published book is the third book in "The Newirth Mythology," a trilogy filled with fantasy and adventure.

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Michael Koep, author of “Leaves of Fire”, speaks to the audience at the book’s launch in Coeur d’Alene at the Wiggett Building Friday. People attending were encouraged to wear red in spirit of the event and a best dressed in red contest was incorporated.

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Devin Fertig, left, Mike Higbee, and Weldon Warren add a sundial to overlook McEuen Park near Fifth Street and Front Avenue in Coeur d’Alene Thursday. The 21-foot-tall sundial is an art contribution that is courtesy of Parkwood Business Properties, which donated $50,000 for the piece.

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A marmot appears from behind a bush to check his surroundings Wednesday at Falls Park in Post Falls. To order wildlife prints, go to http://cdapress.com/photojournalism.

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Teenagers sit on the breakwater in the bay outside of the Coeur d'Alene Resort on Monday afternoon.

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Joshua Martel, 20, gains progress in his mural painting on the side of Burt’s Music and Sound located on East Sherman in Coeur d’Alene. Martel creates this painting of his roommate on a guitar to portray the relaxed environment of Coeur d’Alene, a place he used to call home. Now living in the Portland area, Martel wanted to bring some inspiration and hope to his hometown.

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Adrian Delucia, 10, flies through the air at the Coeur d'Alene Skate Park on Friday afternoon.

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Walt Maurice baits a fishing line near Independence Point on Tuesday morning.

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Josh Caldwell holds his two year old son Trevin on his shoulders while walking through Coeur d'Alene City Park on Tuesday morning.

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A single engine air tanker (SEAT) plane drops water on a wildland fire more than 10 acres in size southeast of the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 54 in Spirit Lake on Monday. Two SEAT planes and a helicopter offered air support to more than 40 firefighters from Timberlake Fire Protection District, Hauser Lake Fire Protection District, Spirit Lake Fire Protection District, Northern Lakes Fire Protection District, Kootenai Fire and Rescue, Idaho Department of Lands, U.S. Forest Service and Coeur d’Alene Helitack to battle the blaze into the evening.

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A helicopter empties a 300-gallon bucket of water onto a hot spot after filling up with lake water from nearby Spirit Lake.

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A firefighter with the Idaho Department of Lands hoses down the perimeter of a brush fire as several acres smolder in Spirit Lake.

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A helicopter emerges from a huge plume of smoke after dousing a wildland fire with water. The aircraft made dozens of passes in an effort to extinguish the blaze.

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A firefighter works to extinguish several small fires in an effort to contain a larger blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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David Hamilton, 52, of Coeur d’Alene, rides a scooter along Sherman Avenue with fishing gear in tow on his way to Fernan Lake on Tuesday. Hamilton planned to fish for blue gill as bait to later catch catfish.

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Bonham Kaplan, 5, focuses on a barn owl as part of a wildlife presentation by Idaho Fish and Game’s wildlife educator Beth Paragamian Tuesday at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library as part of their summer reading program.

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Katie Ness, a sophomore at New Vision High School, rakes a path at Treaty Rock Park Thursday in Post Falls. The school’s environmental math and science classes have been working in the park to create defined trails throughout the area.

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New Vision High School freshman students Brandon Worfolk, left and Dylan Germano transfer rocks off a trailer to create steps for a path around the Treaty Rock Park. The school took part in the park improvement as a way to incorporate community involvement.

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Justice Leonard (11) fishes on the banks of the Spokane River on Blackwell Island Tuesday afternoon.

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From left, Emily Hart and Roxie Sandberg look into a microscope to observe different forms of zooplankton and algae pulled from the water in Lake Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday as part of a group of students from Hayden Meadows Elementary School visiting the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Harbor Center Campus

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Marie Penally, left, teaches Jim Oxenrider's fourth grade class from Hayden Meadows Elementary School about how rain and stormwater effects Lake Coeur d'Alene and the aquifer at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Harbor Center Campus on Tuesday morning.

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MATT WEIGAND/Press Kelly Krause carries a muddy hose back to a fire truck after using it to extinguish a four acre brush fire in Post Falls on Friday afternoon.