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October 2015 | In Pictures

Football, volleyball and soccer. Repeat. I've never considered myself much of a sports shooter, but this month has put my skills to the test. Fall prep sports proved to be in full swing in October, but I still managed to get a healthy mix of general assignments in there somewhere. 

As always, thank you for looking. I hope you enjoy what you see. 

If you have any feedback you'd like to give, please do, I'd greatly appreciate it!

A wheat field, owned by the City of Post Falls, is torched during a controlled burn to recycle the crops on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 near the intersection of Greensferry Road and Hayden Avenue north of Post Falls. 150 acres were burned. 

Civil Rights activist and author James Meredith prays during a press conference Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene. Meredith, 83, was shot three times when he was a very active part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s in the American South. 

Coeur d'Alene's Maura Donovan takes a moment to herself after her team lost the second of three games against Bonneville on Friday, Oct. 20, 2015 at Post Falls High School. 


Now that I'm three months into my time at The Coeur d'Alene Press, I'm beginning to feel something amazing that I've never really felt before: the trust of a community to accurately tell their stories. I think people are beginning to recognize me and my name, and I feel this has allowed for me to have better access on assignment. I feel so honored to be a part of and accepted by this North Idaho community, and am feeling a deeper connection with it every day. 


Sandra Hall, the oldest sister of the late U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Howard Jones, Jr., is emotional as she is given a quilt in honor of her brother's service in the Vietnam War on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Lt. George Farragut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Commemoration of the Vietnam War at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. 

Danny Goldlynn smokes a cigarette in the lobby of the White Horse Saloon and Hotel, Oct. 19, 2015, Spirit Lake, Idaho. 

From left to right, Kiersten Kerr of Coeur d'Alene High School, Meghan Palmer, Julie Hudson and Ranee Woodall of Dalton Elementary, and Bill White of Coeur d'Alene High School race against time to scratch as many Idaho Lottery scratch tickets as possible in five minutes during the annual Idaho Lottery Scratch for Schools fundraising event on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at North Idaho College. Whatever winnings the schools recieve from the scratch tickets will be given to the school. This year marked the largest Scratch for School event in North Idaho, with 58 schools competing. 

Lake City senior goal keeper Jared Stone is surrounded by teammates as he carries the 5A Region 1 championship trophy after Lake City defeated Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at Lake City High School. 


The more sports I shoot, the more I'm realizing that shooting games is therapeutic for me. The action happens right in front of you, and while you always think you know what to expect, anything can happen at any moment so in reality you don't actually don't have any idea what's going to happen. Sporting events also always have so much packed into them: emotion, loud moments, quiet moments, sometimes the occasional puking kid. I'm always pushing myself to shoot beyond just the peak action, and am slowly, but surely, seeing games differently and as opportunities to look for new moments. 


Coeur d'Alene High School students cheer and dance under the lights of their cell phones after all of the stadium lights on Coeur d'Alene's football field went out during a brief power outage at a game against Lewiston on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at Coeur d'Alene High School.  

Arlaina Stephenson of Lake City reaches out for a dig during the 5A Region 1 championship match against Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at Lake City High School. Lake City was defeated in three games. 

Lake City's Camryn Wendlandt utilizes her face in an attempt to score on a corner kick as Coeur d'Alene's Josie Bassett just misses during the 5A Region 1 Tournament Championship on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at Lake City High School. Lake City defeated Coeur d'Alene 3-1. 

From left to right, Timberlake varsity volleyball head coach Michelle Garwood, left, expresses her frustration along with Ashlyn Mallet, Shelbee Hester and Caitlin Garwood after Timberlake lost a second match against Weiser on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at Lake City High School. 

Danny Goldlynn smokes a cigarette in the lobby of the White Horse Saloon and Hotel, Oct. 19, 2015, Spirit Lake, Idaho. 

Don L. Butler sits on the tailgate of a pickup truck as he lights a wheat field on fire using a wheat burning torch to help the field recycle its crops on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 near the intersection of Greensferry Road and Hayden Avenue north of Post Falls. 150 acres of the city-owned land were burned.

A Kootenai County Fire and Rescue firefighter walks past the burnt-out shell of a vehicle that caught fire on Oct. 1, 2015 while driving eastbound on Interstate 90 just before the Spokane Street exit in Post Falls. After passing cars signaled to the driver to pull over, he managed to park on the shoulder of I90 and get out of the vehicle without sustaining injuries. The fire burned about 100 square feet of brush bordering the Interstate before emergency crews doused the flames.

Coeur d'Alene High School students Chance McWilliams, left, and Chase Vonshaaf act the parts of Jonas and The Giver during a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at Coeur d'Alene High School's Fahringer Auditorium.

St. Maries High School's Aiden Lee throws to a teammate from out-of-bounds during the Intermountain League District Tournament against Bonners Ferry on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at Post Falls High School. Bonners Ferry emerged victorious, 3-2. 

The Coeur d'Alene High School boys soccer team gets pumped up in a team huddle before taking on Lake City in the 5A District 1 Championship game Oct. 14, 2015 at Lake City High School. Coeur d'Alene advanced to the state playoffs after defeating Lake City 4-2. 

Post Falls' junior defender Cierra Foster (in white) dives over her sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Graangard, who has possession of the ball, as Coeur d'Alene's freshman forward Maddie Morris narrowly misses a goal opportunity on Oct. 1, 2015 at Post Falls High School. 

Coeur d'Alene High School football players get warmed up after a game against Lewiston was delayed mid-game due to a brief power outage that left the entire stadium pitch black on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.