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Dates set for the Lake Pend Oreille Club Spring Derby and Pin Auction

Dates set for the Lake Pend Oreille Club Spring Derby and Pin Auction

 

The Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's Annual Spring K&K Fishing Derby will kick off on April 25th, running through May 3rd.

 

Prior to the Derby, the organization will host their annual Pin Auction at the Sandpoint Elks Club at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the event which the organizations says will have a great selection of items going up for bid.

 

The Derby will run for 9 days. There is a $40 Adult Entry fee. Over $9500 in cash and prizes in the Adult Divisions for Mackinaw and Rainbow will be up for grabs to those who bring home the biggest catch.

 

Information on the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club and how to enter the Derby can be found at http://lpoic.org/.

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Man arrested for fleeing from rollover crash

A driver fled from a rollover crash in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest resulting in an extensive search and his eventual arrest.

On Friday at about 10:30 p.m., Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a single vehicle rollover collision in the forested area about three miles due east of Chilco, Idaho and about five miles southeast of Athol, ID.

A 911 call came into the Sheriff’s Office from a woman reporting that she, her boyfriend, and her three juvenile sons were driving in the National Forest looking for an area to camp in when they came to the end of a narrow road. The female and the juveniles had exited her Chevrolet Suburban so her boyfriend could turn the truck around. Unfortunately the rear tires slid over the edge of the road and the truck went down the hill about 50 feet, rolling several times.

1 dead in semi truck collision

An elderly woman is dead after her vehicle collided with a commercial semi-trailer.

It happened Saturday afternoon at about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Pleasantview Road, near Hauser, Idaho.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies found that a 1995 Aerostar van being driven by an 85-year-old woman was westbound on Prairie Ave., when it appears that she failed to yield from the stop sign and drove into the path of a northbound conventional semi truck pulling a 53-foot box trailer.

The van struck the side of the semi trailer. The woman, who was the only occupant in the van, was found dead at the scene.

The Sheriff's Traffic Investigation Team responded to the collision and will determine the cause of the crash.

The woman's name is being withheld pending notification to her next of kin. Investigators are having difficulty locating her family as she was known to be living a transient lifestyle. Autopsy and toxicology results won't be available for several weeks.

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.

 

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Circling Raven Golf Club opens for the season on Friday

Circling Raven Golf Club opens for the season on Friday

 

With a mild winter already over and expectations of a mild spring still lingering, Circling Raven Golf Club will open Friday April 3rd.

 

According to the club, players can expect the course, designed by Gene Bates to be lush and healthy, and players can also expect Circling Raven to live up to the many accolades including everyone's list of "Top 100" courses in America.

 

"Our staff is back and the clubhouse is loaded with new merchandise and the gold course is beautiful," said Director of Golf, Tom Davidson. "For the first time in a number of years, we have mild weather on opening day, and we're looking forward to seeing old friends and new this Friday."

 

Circling Raven is an amenity of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort and is owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The club already has over 7,000 rounds of gold booked for the 2015 season.

 

More information on the Golf Club, rates, and bookings can be found by calling 800-523-2464 ext. 7223, or by visiting www.CDACasino.com/Golf.

Sandpoint man arrested in cold case murder of California boy

An Idaho man has been arrested for the strangling death of a Southern California boy after DNA testing linked him the slaying 33 years ago.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1a46Pu7 ) Kenneth Rasmuson was arrested Friday and taken to the Bonner County Jail in Sandpoint, Idaho. He will be extradited to California to face murder charges in the 1981 killing of 6-year-old Jeffrey Vargo.

The boy went missing while bicycling around his Anaheim Hills home. His strangled body was found at a construction site about 25 miles away in Pomona.

Rasmusson was convicted twice of sexually assaulting children in California. He relocated to Idaho in 2010, and has no criminal history there.

Vargo's mother told the Register she hopes justice will be served so he can't hurt anyone else.

Registration now open for the 11th annual Leadman Triathlon

Registration now open for the 11th annual Leadman Triathlon

 

Silver Mountain Resort will host the 11th annual NASCO LEADMAN Triathlon on Saturday April 25th. The three legged race will feature a 1 mile downhill ski followed by a 7-11 mile downhill mountain bike ride on a combination dirt road and dirt/mud single track. It will finish off with a roughly 4 mile run on various surfaces with multiple inclines and declines.

 

Athletes can participate as a team or individual. Families are also encouraged to compete as a team as the event has seen racers as young as 7 and as old as 76 during its 11 years.

 

A post-race celebration will take place in Gondola Village and will feature live music by Kari Margurite, a barbecue, and an awards ceremony. The event is hosted by The Kellogg Rotary Club and gives 100% of the net proceeds to local non-profit organizations and community projects.