Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Our Little Secret

I have been agonizing about what if anything I should do about the absentee ownership of our local bar/restaurants. I have been a customer of the Captain's Wheel Resort for 26 years, now. This reflects a period of five different ownerships. This has made me feel a corporate loyalty that probably is unmatched in this village.

What has finally tipped me over, is the sloppy management. On site we have an extraordinary personality, as manager and day bartender... While she and others are not drunk while working.

Without a question, when it gets busy, and not adequate help is scheduled, service goes to hell. The service is on duty personal, the scheduling of waitresses is a management function.

A couple weeks ago, specifically, a Thursday and Friday, yes, she was drunk on duty. On that occasion, she was a happy drunk, dancing and hounding the juke box, while loving on everyone except those waiting for service.

Now we come to Friday, February 23. a patron scoring over 21% alcohol breathalyzer, drove his truck through the parking lot, smashing into other cars, then running, smashed into the water & sewer building. OK, it was his fault for drinking too much, but what about the bartender that kept on serving this person. Shouldn't they be just as guilty?

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Historical vs Hysterical

The collective ego of the far left seems to feel that if something unusual happens,we control it by our collective actions. We are told by the experts that global warming is caused by coal and other related stuff.

An example or two, I am 82 years old. In my life experience, coal stoves were in every home except those with furnaces. A few years later most switched to oil stoves. Now these radicals claim we are currently on the road to hell anyway, even with electric and gas fuels. But lets regress back to our global climate in the past.

The last Ice Age, but not the only one, affected our area, Washington and Idaho. It was labeled  the Pleistocene Epoch. The last 15000 years covered our area with the Cordilleran. Ice Sheet. One result was a 300 foot drop in sea level.

As the ice crept forward  , it measured about 7000 feet deep as it crossed what is now the U.S./Canadian border. It dwindled down to about 3000 at its terminus near Seattle.The Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands were terra firma. These waterways were formed as the ice sheets retreated, gouging out new routes for the soon to be islands and inlets letting ocean water to flow inland.

During the periods between ice ages, Southern Greenland became a farming community founded by Danish explorer, Lief Erickson. There is too much information for just one post, so I'll sign off for now with follow ups later.

Next up,the great flood on the Clark Fork River.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hans Neubauer, RIP

Yet another area icon has been lost. I wrote a tribute mostly dictated by his lovely three step-daughters several years ago. Today I must write another.

Hans arrived with friend and co-worker when Chan bought the Scenic Bay Marina, thence when the developer, who had bought up troubled resort properties got the y herself..opportunity to snap up these resorts at pennies on the dollar.

As before, the tribute was that he was a great Pop. This time it is about his work ethic, his integrity and his friendly approach to doing business. His loyalty to Chan is legendary.

We will all miss him. It is our understanding that Lynn, his widow does not want to run J.D.s by herself so reopening is up in the air. We understand that there will be a tribute this Saturday, time unknown. (2:00 pm)

Scenic Bay Marina  won't be the same without him.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Abolish the boat launch?

I was chatting with a woman yesterday about the dangers of boats launching, swimmers in the water and fishing all happening at the same time.

She had a simple solution. Abolish the boat launch and substitute a swimming beach. Leave the docks for boaters to access local businesses.

As intriguing as this sounds, boat trailers would not be crowding parking, and boats could launch at Farragut. I'd like to hear some comments on this.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Athol Relocated?

The story in today's Coeur d'Alene Press outlined several features, but left other glaring errors and omissions.

To start with it featured prominently the Silverwood Theme Park which indeed is a fine place to recreate. Still there are problems with the story by Tyler Wilson.

For starters, you cannot reach Athol from Hwy 53. Athol is framed by Hwy 54 which is the main street. Also, to arrive at Farragut State Park you must be on Hwy 54 as well. But wait. There is more.

Just four more miles you can access the premier vacation spot, Bayview. Nestled on the shores of Scenic Bay and adjacent to Idlewild Bay, the only sheltered waters in Lake Pend Oreille.

Seven marinas serve people from all parts of Washington and even Oregon. The sailing capitol of   North Idaho fishing and swimming, these activities rival Silverwood.They both serve the recreation needs, just in different ways.

Real Estate is also available both lots and homes with a fantastic view of the sparkling waters that treat residents and visitors alike.

So please return Athol, Farragut State Park and yes, Bayview, too.


Thursday, June 06, 2019

The Lake House

Many of you are wondering why The Lake House aka floating Patio has been closed for the past three days. It will reopen today, Thursday June 6.

The closure was due to significant damage suffered from last weekend's severe Thunder Storm. Repairs have been completed and Natasha & company are again operational. Come on down.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Mueller Report Bullshoot a lot of info

Prosecutors are not asked to find the innocent, only the guilty and then only if a crime has been committed.

for those of you that rely on opinion over facts, you need to stop  casting aspersions based on philosophy and other Quackeries, and start using governing tactics along with communication aimed toward the inaccuracies of the socialist left, leaning harder every year.

This country cannot survive in a maelstrom of bitter denunciations and falsehood. Win at the ballot box if you will, but stop tearing this country apart.

The mainstream media is harping on the premise that the prosecutor is hiding something. He is. a protection for those that were found not guilty of any crime and any further info on them is not legal.

People on the far left or just crazy, stop it.