As news of a shooting spree at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., spread across the nation on Black Friday, it caused me to reflect on the city I loved and lived in from 1999 to 2004.
Dan Zach fought forest fires as a smoke jumper for eight years, but he did not get his fill of trees. After he gave up firefighting to spend less time away from his family, Zach figured he would put his chain saw skills back to work. In June 2014, he opened North End Tree Service.
This dash-cam video, provided by the McCall Police Department after a public records request, provides mostly audio of the arrest of Rodney (Tom) Whaley, of Cascade for speeding by Officer Brian Wood on July 6, 2011. Whaley, who was 78, was initially charged with resisting arrest but the charges were later dropped. He filed a federal lawsuit for violation of his civil rights against Wood and the McCall Police. The lawsuit was settled. Wood is one of the two deputies who were involved in the shooting death of rancher Jack Yantis near Council, Idaho, on Nov. 1, 2015.