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Prime Real Estate to expand to Northern Idaho

Prime Real Estate to expand to Northern Idaho
Prime Real Estate Group, a real estate brokerage that has served the Spokane community for almost three years, has announced its expansion of services to Idaho.“We’ll initially represent clients in the Idaho Panhandle,” Melissa Murphy, Owner and Designated Broker of Prime, said. “but we’ll be serving clients further south very soon.”Prime represents both home buyers and sellers.

Triple Play employee wins award at international amusement park expo in Orlando, FL

Triple Play employee wins award at international amusement park expo in Orlando, FL

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (lAAPA) recently awarded Triple Play Family Fun Park employee, Cody Chambers, with the 2014 'Spirit Award' at the annual attractions expo held in Orlando, Florida. There were approximately 30,500 attendees from over 40 countries represented.

The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are the most prestigious awards within the attractions industry worldwide. The program was designed to build on the high quality and excellence that the "Brass Ring" has already come to signify.

"The Spirit Award recognizes those who bring something extra, a smile, a team spirit and a positive attitude that never fades. If you ask any team leader they will tell you how important it is to have a person who keeps everyone motivated and working together," said Ryan Stana, CEO and Founder at BWS & Associates.

Chambers was in the top three selected out of nearly 100 entries and did not know she won until they announced it at the Brass Ring Awards Ceremony. She received a beautiful crystal plaque and a $500.00 check.

Cd'A Resort Holiday Light Show needs votes to earn national award

Cd'A Resort Holiday Light Show needs votes to earn national award

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show now has the chance to be named the best public lights display in the nation.

To earn the title, a USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice award, the Coeur d'Alene light show needs votes.

The Lake City's display has already been honored by USA TODAY as one of the top 20 light shows in the United States. As a top 20 nominee, the light show is considered to be one of "the best, biggest and brightest" shows in the country.

To cast your vote, and make The Coeur d'Alene light show the best in the nation, cast your vote at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-public-lights-display/holiday-lights-show-coeur-dalene-resort/.

People can vote online once per day, and voting will close Monday, Dec. 15 at 9:00 a.m. PST.

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light show is currently in its 28th season.

Hiring event with 40 companies in Post Falls

Hiring event with 40 companies in Post Falls

Get your interview outfit ready, 40 employers are preparing for a hiring event on Wednesday, October 8.

Sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor, the event runs from 10 am to 2 pm at Real Life Ministries (1866 N. Cecil Rd.) in Post Falls.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and be prepared to fill out applications and be interviewed.

Participating companies include:

Washingtonians flocking to Idaho for cheaper alcohol

Washingtonians flocking to Idaho for cheaper alcohol

Just hundreds of yards from Washington, and barely into Idaho, the shelves of the State Line Liquor Store are stocked, but sticker shock proves they won't be for long.

The store opened months after Washington voters passed I-1183. When privatized liquor started almost two years ago in Washington, Kootenai County saw an increase of $7 million in liquor sales each year. So many people are crossing the border to buy booze. Those purchases from Washingtonians left nearly $420,000 in sales tax for Kootenai County last year.

If you put the average price for a bottle of liquor at about $20, that means 350,000 bottles would leave the county each year. The sales tax would stay.

The Idaho State Liquor Division says Kootenai County had the highest growth in the state.

"It's not a regular thing but when I'm over here, pop in, just do it," said Eric Carlson of Spokane Valley.

Almost every license plate KXLY saw at the liquor store this afternoon was from Washington, including Eric Carlson's.

"How come they can do it cheaper here, not there. It's not like we're crossing oceans?" Carlson said.

Lime prices causing consumers to pucker up

Lime prices causing consumers to pucker up

Lime, the little fruit that causes some to pucker, is causing that same reaction when consumers look at the price lately.

"The price of limes has been crazy," Casa De Oro owner Enrique Torres said.

Torres owns Casa De Oro in North Spokane. He said he's squeezing out hundreds of dollars each week on limes to keep the restaurant running.

"You can't go to a Mexican restaurant and order a margarita or beer without the lime," he said.

Torres just put in a $150 order Tuesday for a case of 140 limes.

"Like four months ago they were $20 a case," Torres said.

It's going to be an expensive week for the restaurant, with their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration coming up on Saturday. Torres said they'll need up to six cases of limes for Cinco de Mayo alone.

"It's going to be $700 for the limes," he said.

At grocery stores, customers are seeing the same thing. Limes that usually only cost a couple dimes are now pushing a dollar. Some stores haven't even had them because of the shortage.

Silverwood to hire 1,300 employees

Silverwood to hire 1,300 employees

Hundreds of people visited the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the Silverwood Job Fair.

Silverwood Theme Park is hoping to hire a total 1,300 people. Most of the available positions are seasonal, May to October, but they are looking to fill some full-time positions as well.

"It's a great summer job, it's fun, they can earn free tickets for their friends and family, and it's a great first job for those who are looking for a first job," said John Jachim, of Silverwood.

There are still plenty of opportunities to apply to work at Silverwood. Applicants can go online to www.workatsilverwood.com? and fill out an application, or go to one of the two remaining job fairs. Job fairs will be held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds April 5 and 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.