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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

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Museum of North Idaho seeks new board memebers

Museum of North Idaho seeks new board memebers

 

The Museum of North Idaho is looking for new board members who believe knowing local history adds value and improves the quality of life for community members.

 

As the communities within North Idaho grow and change, the Museum is working to expand its programs, facilities, and staff to preserve regional history. Board leadership is needed to ensure that history has a place in our future.

 

The Museum of North Idaho's nominating committee is currently seeking applicants to fill four, three-year terms on its nine-member non-profit governance Board of Directors. Those interested in applying should contact Dorothy Dahlgren at (208) 664-3448, or dd@museumni.org for an informational packet. Board members will be elected by the membership in mid April.

Worley man sentenced for theft from the Benewah Market

Worley man sentenced for theft from the Benewah Market

On Tuesday, Adam Lee SiJohn, 26, of Worley, Idaho, was sentenced to six months in prison for his part in the theft of more than $22,000 from the Benewah Market in Plummer, Idaho, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered SiJohn to pay $22,665.04 in restitution. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, SiJohn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on October 21, 2014, and pleaded guilty to theft from a tribal organization on December 10, 2014.

 

According to the plea agreement, SiJohn admitted that on the late evening and early morning of August 20 and 21, 2014, he and his two co-defendants devised a plan to rob the Benewah Market. SiJohn was given the keys and the combination to the store safe. SiJohn took three bank bags from the safe. The bags contained cash and checks totaling $22,655.04.

 

The case was investigated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Community Library Network in North Idaho helps teens get connected during Teen Tech Week 2015

The Community Library Network in North Idaho helps teens get connected during Teen Tech Week 2015

 

 

North Idaho teens will be tuning in at the library as the Community Library Network celebrates Teen Tech Week. This year, programming extends beyond one week, and will be celebrated from March 10th to the 21st. Thousands of libraries and schools across the country will also participate in this year's theme, "Libraries are for making", to encourage teen to explore, create, and share content beyond the classroom.

 

Tech week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Associates (YALSA) aimed at teen, their parents, and educators, The purpose of the initiative is to help teen to be competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries.

 

"Getting teens into libraries is essential," said Youth Services Specialist, Denise Neujahr. "Offering gaming, free music, access to computers, and online homework help is important. We want teens to know that we are happy to help them discover what we offer and how to use these resources. We promote creativity using technology, and can provide teens with materials that they may not normally get a chance to use.”

 

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Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office ask for public's help regarding vandalism

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office ask for public's help regarding vandalism

 

Update: The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office has been advised that the reported vandalism of the lower monument at the scenic overlook at the top of Old Spiral Highway did not occur.  Sheriff Joe Rodriguez was contacted by a private contractor who stated he was given permission by the Friends of the Airport Commission to remove the memorial, refurbish it and relocate it to the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport.  This information has been confirmed and the investigation discontinued.

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On March 1st, Nez Perce County Deputies were informed of a vandalism at the scenic over look at the top of the Old Spiral Highway. When the Deputy arrived, he found the lower monument at the overlook had been damaged, and the metal plate containing the engraved memorial was missing. The Deputy found the partial handrail around the monument site was also missing.

 

Anyone with information regarding the damage to the monument or missing memorial is asked to contact Deputy Dupea with the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Department.

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

 

Those interested in helping area Big Brothers Big Sisters program now have the opportunity raise money through the Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign.

 

Participants of the campaign are asked to register their teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and then recruit their bowling team. Every team is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $100 to the BBBS program.

 

Once that money is raised, teams are invited to a celebratory bowling party that will include free bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes. Additionally, each participant will receive a limited edition 2015 BFKS t-shirt, that was designed by a Chase Middle Schooler.

 

BBBS says 100% of the money raised from this program will stay in the team's community. That money will carry out the work of matching the 80 children BBBS has on their waiting list with adult mentors, and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child's family.

 

The 2015 bowling parties will be:

Registration due March 3 for logging workshop in Sandpoint

Registration due March 3 for logging workshop in Sandpoint

Over 1,400 Idaho loggers have taken the 3-day University of Idaho Extension program on forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality, titled Logger Education to Advance Professionalism or “LEAP”. LEAP Update is an annual opportunity for LEAP graduates to build on that professional development in forestry.

 

LEAP Update will be held in Sandpoint, Idaho, March 10-11, 2015. This year’s topics include: ecology & silviculture of western hemlock, class 1 stream crossing installation, logging costing models, the new Idaho forest water quality video, Idaho FPA rule changes and BMP updates, new GPS technology to improve communications in logging, working around class 2 streams, and small scale wood pellet manufacture.

 

LEAP Update is held in conjunction with Associated Logging Contractor’s (ALC) first aid training, which allows loggers to fulfill Idaho Pro-Logger program annual continuing education requirements in one, 2-day session. The session also meets Idaho Pro-Logger requirements for forest best management practice training.