We have always marveled at how adept winemakers and grape growers are at adjusting to all that a vintage hurls at them. There are few truly “perfect” growing years when it comes to farming wine grapes. It has only become more complex and uncertain in recent years as the variable conditions from temperature to smoke to rain seem to have become more extreme. In talking to several winemakers over recent weeks, we have learned that in wine country around the west they now get smoke forecasts as often as they do weather forecasts, and I can tell you they pay very close attention to both.
Through the discovery of gold by Andrew Prichard in 1882 a human avalanche of 5,000 “gold rushers” soon descended on the area around Eagle Creek and Murray. But within a year, these prospectors began spilling over the Coeur d’Alene mountains to the south to prospect for additional gold deposits. However, lead-silver outcroppings were found, rather than gold, and claims were filed.
Community Library Network headed toward lapse of insurance coverage
The Community Library Network may not have liability insurance coverage as early as Sunday.
Trustees considered their options during a meeting Wednesday, including the possibility of a 24-hour emergency notice to close all libraries in the district if insurance is not in place by the time the library network’s existing policy through the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program expires at midnight Saturday.