SIRENS: An alarming trend

Print Article

Itís 7 a.m. and the daily rash of sirens has already started.

Some days our community sounds like New York City. Blaring firetruck sirens, along with support vehicles, fill the air with alarmingly more frequency. That much screaming used to mean a front-page newspaper article the next morning reporting some horrible, tragic accident. But usually there is little information to explain all the previous dayís alarms.

I have the utmost respect for emergency responders and know they are only doing their job. I just wonder why the uptick in calls that require so many sirens. Is it normal for a community this size? Is there any solution to the noise problem? Iíve lived a half mile from the Ramsey Road station for 25 years and never heard the number of daily sirens weíre experiencing. It can only get worse as our area explodes in growth.

Itís quiet again. Whew! Many thanks to all the emergency personnel who come to our rescue all day long. I just hope youíre wearing ear protection!

CYNTHIA MARLETTE

Coeur díAlene

Print Article

Read More

PREP WRESTLING: Lakeland gets rolling, paddles Sandpoint

January 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press RATHDRUM ó Once Lakeland got rolling on the wrestling mat, it was tough to stop. Chandler Axtell (120 pounds) and Devin Suko (138) earned decisions by one-point for the Hawks, who won nine matches b...

Comments

Read More

NIC WRESTLING: Cardinals bounce back, blank Umpqua

January 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press ROSEBURG, Ore. ó After a setback on Friday, North Idaho College interim wrestling coach Brandon Richardson addressed his fears going forward to his team. Then they responded. NIC, ranked fourth in ...

Comments

Read More

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Another big win for Lakeland

January 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press RATHDRUM ó The vibe in the Lakeland locker room was one of focus and determination. Then it showed on the court. Katy Ryan had 19 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and five blocked shots for the H...

Comments

Read More

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Hawks bury Bulldogs with fast start

January 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press RATHDRUM ó Jalen Skalskiy totaled 23 points and six rebounds and Lakeland jumped all over Sandpoint early en route to a 66-43 victory in 4A Inland Empire League play Friday night at Hawk Court. Skal...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2019 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X