JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Neal Gernert, left, and his son Tyson Gernert, with Diversified Services Incorporated, check their welding work as they repair screens on the firefighter's helmet playground feature Tuesday at the 9/11 Memorial Park in Coeur d'Alene. The screens on the overside helmet were damaged recently by vandals. "With this being part of the 9/11 Memorial, you'd think people wouldn't mess with it," Tyson Gernert said.
SHAWN GUST/Press A group of kayakers paddle through the wind and choppy waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene Tuesday.
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Sydney Bell, 15, rakes pine needles from a row of grave plots Monday during the Pine Tree 4-H Club's annual clean-up effort of the Kootenai County Cemetery on Seltice Way near Huetter. The Pine Tree 4-H Club has been responsible for cleaning the area since 1976 when a restoration effort took place for the 48-plot cemetery. The club only missed one year and that was in 1980 due to the amount of ash on the area after the Mount St. Helen's eruption.
SHAWN GUST/Press An osprey soars over Lake Coeur d'Alene Friday while gathering materials for its nest.
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press A gosling comes out from under its mother's wing Wednesday a few hours after being hatched on the deck are of the Hagadone Corporation building in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Employees noticed the nest and two eggs at the beginning of May and have been waiting for the eggs to hatch.
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press A painter applies a fresh coat of paint Thursday to the clock tower to match the roofing of The Coeur d'Alene Resort.
SHAWN GUST/Press Andrew Miller, of Hayden, enjoys a peaceful afternoon of sketching in a notebook Friday near the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Fernan Batting Practice
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Miguel Kolp, 3, takes a big swing during a batting practice session Friday with his father Paul in front of his grandparents' house in Fernan Village.
Borah Track Meet
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Conner Fulks, 9, races to a first-place finish in the 100-yard dash at the Borah Elementary track and field event held Thursday.
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Dan Spears, an executive with Broadcast Music Inc., and Even Steven, one of BMI's "Songwriters of the Century," talk with fellow songwriter and musician Chris Ward during a reception Thursday for The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort Songwriters Festival. Performances will be held tonight at 7:30 at the Hagadone Event Center on the Lake, Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene City Park and a sunset lake cruise Saturday departing at 6:30 p.m.
SHAWN GUST/Press An ant moves from one lupine leaf to another Wednesday on Tubbs Hill.
SHAWN GUST/Press Crews with the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department tend to the driver of a Ford pickup after the airbag was deployed following a collision with a school bus Thursday on Ramsey Road near Interstate-90. The driver was transported to Kootenai Medical Center.