Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spokane Riverfront Park Plans Deviate from Charm of Riverfront Park. 2014 November Ballots.

As editor of this blog, I was planning to vote for improved streets and parks. But, then on the news, I got a look at some of the plans for the park.

"The committee decided a new building to house the Looff Carrousel – one of the most beloved attractions in Riverfront Park – is needed, too. The outdated carrousel building lacks proper bathrooms and catering facilities. The committee pictured a much bigger building with glass walls so the carrousel is visible from the street. " http://m.spokesman.com/stories/2014/may/04/proposed-riverfront-park-changes-offer-promenade/

Well, we can already see the Carrousel from the street.
Frankly, the Carrousel is just fine the way it is now, with a charming view of the river.
There are many ways to add bathrooms without destroying the present building.

New plans include moving the carrousel, and putting it in an ugly glass/rock circle..
Frankly, the new proposed building looks like a huge tupperware container, with uncharming "Loof Carousel" misspelled in loopy red script.


In fact, all the new proposed buildings are the blunt-lined shed roofs, wtih metal and glass.
This architecture, while perhaps trendy, slashes into River Front Park's rustic city ambience.

Due to this trashing of our park, I, personally, am not voting for these "improvements."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Please Sign the Justice of Arfee Petition ASAP and Share! Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Police and City Complicit in Shooting and Killing an Innocent Dog, Leaving the Public in Danger of Trigger-Happy

Please Sign the Justice of Arfee Petition ASAP and Share! Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Police and City Complicit in Shooting and Killing an Innocent Dog, Leaving the Public in Danger of Trigger-Happy


Petition: Justice For Arfee! Investigate His Case And Apply A Fair Punishment To The Officer That Destroyed Him! | PetitionHub.O

A police officer that destroyed a black lab inside a parked van back in July, got away with just a pay cut.
Background Info:
Justice for Arfee Protest: Today in Coeur d'Alene was Arfee's Day!!!
Coeur d'Alene Police Dept Press Lie about Cop Killing Innocent Dog July 10, 2014
"Most people are afraid to post comments here [on a previous website]and on Facebook for fear of what these CdA thugs may do. A very sad day all around.
God bless those willing to stand and fight - and the witnesses willing to share their story on Facebook, knowing the CdA thugs are out there with guns itching to shoot.
They are "monitoring" social media. Wouldn't it just be easier to not shoot dogs and follow the law?
Lets see how the CDA Press responds... God is watching."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wolves in the Pacific Northwest: News Release from WDFW officials to discuss wolf "management" on Oct. 14, 2014

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, which has been killing wolves instead of managing them, is asking for the public to discuss wolf management at a scheduled meeting on Oct. 14, 2014 at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 6 to 9 pm. Hopefully, this will be a real discussion, and not just another lecture from the WDFW. 

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


October 6, 2014
Contact: WDFW Wildlife Program, (360) 902-2515

WDFW officials to discuss wolf
management Oct. 14 in Lynnwood

OLYMPIA - The public will have an opportunity to discuss wolf management with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) leaders during a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Lynnwood.
The meeting will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 1EF of the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
WDFW officials will provide information on recent wolf attacks on livestock in the state, and on the packs involved in those incidents - the Huckleberry pack in Stevens County and the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County.
WDFW's actions to protect sheep this summer from the Huckleberry pack are described in a question-and-answer document on the department's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/huckleberry_faq.html .
WDFW officials also confirmed recently that wolves were responsible for killing a cow and calf at a cattle grazing site in Ferry County, within the range of the newly discovered Profanity Peak pack. WDFW wildlife conflict specialists continue to monitor that situation.
In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the federal list of endangered species in the eastern third of the state, but the species is still protected under Washington state law. The state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and state laws set the parameters for responding to wolf predation on livestock.
The department has also established a Wolf Advisory Group that provides input to the department on wolf plan implementation. More information on that group is available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/wag/

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, among others who want to seize or sell off our national parks and forests.

"U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) was an original co-sponsor of Rep. Chaffetz’s legislation to sell off more than 3 million acres of public lands to private interests."

Claire Moser is a Research and Advocacy Associate with the Public Lands Project at American Progress. Matt Lee-Ashley is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Public Lands Project at American Progress.

Via Western Priorities:
Billings Gazette, Montana:  “Federal lands belong to the American people — to folks in Missouri and Iowa, New York and Texas just as they do to Montanans and Wyomingites. Congress cannot simply give away the birthright of its citizens.”