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Schweitzer Mountain Resort to open November 22

Schweitzer Mountain Resort to open November 22

Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open for the season this Saturday, November 22 at 9am. The resort will operate Saturday and Sunday with 150 acres of open terrain.

Limited terrain will be available on Midway, with the Basin Express chair lift open. The Basin Express is scheduled to operate from 9am to 3:30pm during opening weekend.

“Even though we’re only opening with limited operations, we’re very excited to get the season started in the Inland Northwest,” said President/CEO Tom Chasse.  “The fact that we have anything to offer is a direct result of pre-season brush cutting, our snowmaking capability, and our dedication to the skiers/boarders of the region.” Schweitzer will close down mid-week and then re-open on Friday, November 28th for the weekend.  With new snow in the forecast over the weekend, they hope to expand the terrain and add the Musical Chairs lift for Thanksgiving weekend.

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Panhandle Health District encourages participation in Great American Smokeout

Panhandle Health District encourages participation in Great American Smokeout

Panhandle Health District (PHD) is urging people in North Idaho to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20th, as a first step to quitting smoking for a lifetime.

Everyone is welcome to join PHD at the North Idaho College (NIC) Student Union Building from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be a booth set up with resources and educational materials, a pig lungs display, tar and phlegm jars, and other tobacco-related models. PHD staff will offer blood pressure checks, as well as carbon monoxide breath monitoring. 

“We are challenging smokers to quit for the day but, more importantly, to make a plan as to when and how they will quit entirely,” said Linda Harder, PHD’s Tobacco Cessation Coordinator. “Believe it or not, 7 out of 10 smokers want to quit. So we are here to support people through the quitting process.”

Sandpoint eyes railroad quiet zone

Officials in the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint are considering a proposed railroad quiet zone.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that residents are complaining about the constant sounding of train horns that result in a loss to quality of life in town.

Council members are scheduled to discuss the quiet zone on Wednesday.

The Federal Railroad Administration would have to approve any request for a quiet zone.

Should a quiet zone be created, six railway crossings would have to be outfitted with safety equipment.

� �The area has seen an increase in train traffic with trains carrying crude oil and coal.

Missing hunters found in Boundary County

Missing hunters found in Boundary County

Two missing hunters in the Dawson Ridge area of Boundary County, Idaho were found early Thursday, November 13. The Boundary County Sheriff's Office sent out a press release on Monday stating their office received a call on November 12 at 11:00 p.m. regarding two hunters that had left home at 3:30 p.m. that day.

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A bed for AJ

A bed for AJ

After two years of mostly sleeping in his wheelchair, Anthony “AJ” Cada, a 21-year-old Rathdrum resident, is just $1,350 away from a new bed. However, the remaining balance must be met by Friday, November 23.

Cada suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident in Lake Coeur d'Alene in 2011. It left him paralyzed from the chest down.

The adjustable bed Cada hopes to get was recommended by his doctor. While a non-paralyzed person is able to move around during their hours of sleep, people with paralysis are unable to make these adjustments. Staying in one position for hours at a time can lead to complications like pressure sores. This new bed will provide Cada with the appropriate comfort and flexibility he needs to make adjustments for himself.

N. Idaho man sentenced for lewd conduct with minor

A northern Idaho man convicted of lewd conduct with a minor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 48-year-old James LeMar Parton received the sentence Friday in 1st District Court.

Parton must serve 10 years before he's eligible for parole.

A jury convicted Parton in July.

Parton apologized in court on Friday.