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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.

 

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Kellogg firefighters battle large apartment fire

Firefighters battled a large structure fire Friday morning in Kellogg, Idaho. 

According to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office Dispatch, the fire was at an old apartment complex. They reported there were no known injuries. 

Six fire vehicles were sent to the scene to battle the flames. 

The Kellogg Police Department is now handling the case. 

PHD's Nurse-Family Partnership Program expanding to help more first-time mothers

PHD's Nurse-Family Partnership Program expanding to help more first-time mothers

 

The Panhandle Health District (PHD) announced Tuesday its plans to expand the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program to serve more vulnerable, first-time mothers and their children in northern Idaho. NFP is an evidence based program that pairs low-income, first-time mothers with a Registered Nurse who empowers them to become confident parents and strong, self-sufficient women in our community. These nurses visit the mothers at home, starting from pregnancy up until the child's second birthday.

 

As a result of local success and demand, PHD's program has been named an independent implementation site for NFP. This distinction provides increases funding for nurses and potential clients served in the area.

 

Former Wallace High School teacher arrested in AZ for drug, sex offenses with students

Former Wallace High School teacher arrested in AZ for drug, sex offenses with students

 

A former Wallace High School teacher was arrested in Bullhead City, Arizona for engaging in illegal conduct with several students.

 

Bullhead City Police arrested Joseph James Pagel, 33, on Friday, March 13th when a 17-year-old Mohave High School (MHS) student told school officials Pagel had been sending explicit text messages and nude photos to her.

 

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Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

Panhandle Tour de Thrift set for March 21

The Panhandle Tour de Thrift event promises to be a unique combination of bargain shopping and prizes as customers travel through Sandpoint and Ponderay thrift stores in search of quality secondhand merchandise on March 21st. 

Eight local businesses have joined forces to offer discounts and one-day sales. Shoppers will have opportunities to win great prizes; passports will be available at each location and shoppers can get them stamped at any participating stores for a change to win. The grand prize is a $200 gift card to Super 1 Foods.

"It's a fabulous time of year for people to get out and see what our area thrift stores have to offer, whether they have cabin fever or are just new to the area," said Panhandle Animal Shelter Thrift Store Manager, Christy Syth.

Participants announced for the 2015 North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee

 

A total of 53 fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho will participate in the twelfth annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, March 21st at North Idaho College. The winner of competition will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the end of May.

 

Each contestant was the winner of his or her respective grade level in district qualifying bees held in public school districts as well as a home school and private school district throughout North Idaho.

 

“A total of 53 schools are involved in this year’s spelling bee from 11 districts across North Idaho, including home school associations and private schools,” said North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Coordinator Mindy Patterson. “Congratulations to those who qualified for the regional bee this year—it’s an amazing accomplishment.”