JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Aidan Stewart, 6, races through the spray from one of the water features Monday at Bluegrass Park in Coeur d'Alene.
SHAWN GUST/Press A single bubble floats on the surface of a small puddle during a thunderstorm Tuesday in Coeur d'Alene.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Tucker Wilson lifts a bale of hay as they prepare a VIP area for the rodeo.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press A horse surveys the area outside of its stall located near the end of the midway Friday.
SHAWN GUST/Press Sierra Sauer, left, and Brandy Freer ride the Super Tilt during a visit to the North Idaho Fair from the Silver Valley.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Isaac Ballew, 9, balances himself as he rests atop his cow Friday in the Pine Tree 4-H club cattle area.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Bulls rest in a corral in preparation for the rodeo festivities Friday.
SHAWN GUST/Press Jesus Rivera, left, and Darin Webster work on setting up a house of mirrors Tuesday on the midway at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene. The Kootenai County Fair and Rodeo opens today and runs through Sunday.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Wheeler Holbrook, 1, checks out the sites from his wagon as he is pulled through the fair crowd Thursday near the midway.
SHAWN GUST/Press Mercedes Gunseor, 12, of Coeur d'Alene, checks out a reflection in a house of mirrors fun house Friday during the North Idaho Fair and Rodeo.
SHAWN GUST/Press Large cabins of fairgoers pass each other in mid air as the Skymaster rotates over the fairgrounds.
SHAWN GUST/Press David Pearl, of Coeur d'Alene, watches his children on a ride while the Star Trooper spins in the background.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Ammon Weeks, 16, delivers a customer an elephant ear Thursday from a concession stand near the food court.
SHAWN GUST/Press Carnival enthusiasts are catapulted in the air while riding the Sea Dragon.
SHAWN GUST/Press Riders zoom in circles in their swings while riding the YoYo a the fair.
SHAWN GUST/Press John Luster and Caitlin Zent, 4, enjoy an arial view of the midway Friday while riding the ferris wheel.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Ky Dissinger, 7, takes a spin in one of the midway rides Friday.
SHAWN GUST/Press Mike James reacts while spinning his seat during a ride on the Tornado.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Kolson Asher, 1, pays a visit to Fleaka, a five-year-old greyhound rescue on display at the Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest booth Friday.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Dan Dingman helps construct a fence before the arrival of rodeo participants and spectators Friday.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Alex Mallet, 10, launches into the air near the ferris wheel Friday as he launches himself on the bungee trampoline.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Emma Seckler, 5, takes a tumble off of a sheep and onto the dirt of the "mutton busting" arena Thursday at the North Idaho Fair.