Members of Avondale Golf Course frequently enjoy sightings of the local wildlife, from birds to deer to muskrats.
But Dale the duck was special.
For years, the black cayuga duck was Avondale’s unofficial mascot, beloved by golfers and staff alike.
A group of four people allegedly ran Dale over with a golf cart Friday, killing the duck and devastating the Avondale community who loved it.
Death of Post Falls man cited in opening speech at governors meeting
COEUR d’ALENE — The death of a Post Falls man who died in a helicopter crash while fighting a fire was cited as motivation for federal and state governments to do all they can to minimize forest fires.
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, said the loss of 41-year-old Thomas Hayes of Post Falls and 36-year-old Jared Bird of Anchorage “emphasizes the important work that we have to do to try to reduce the risk of wildfire.
“It's obviously a very tragic circumstance and situation and I just want you to know our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the families of those who have been lost," he said.
Thomas Patrick Hayes died in a Chinook helicopter crash the afternoon of July 21st, 2022.
He was the captain of the two-pilot crew operating the heavy helicopter in support of the Moose Fire off the Salmon River in northern Idaho.
The animals shot and killed July 10 by a Troy, Mont., man are likely wolf-dog hybrids and not wolves as originally reported.
Dillon Tabish, with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, advised local media by email Thursday that additional information had come to light after the agency learned of a local resident who was keeping wolf-dog hybrids in close proximity to where the alleged wolves had been shot.