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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.





Kootenai County Fairgrounds building new entryway

Kootenai County Fairgrounds building new entryway

The Kootenai County Fairgrounds broke ground on a new project this week. In honor of the County’s 150th Anniversary, the Fairgrounds is getting a new grand entryway.


So far, 10 public sponsors have raised over $100,000 for the upgrade. Donors include:

Silverwood Theme Park will hire 1,400

Silverwood Theme Park will hire 1,400

Press release from Silverwood Theme Park:

Every summer hundreds of thousands of guests flock to Silverwood Theme Park expecting to have good family fun and none of that would be possible without a happy, well-trained staff to greet them.  This year Silverwood is going to hire and train up to 1,400 seasonal positions at the park.

Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint named top mountain towns

Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint named top mountain towns

World Property Channel has named the top 10 mountain towns in North America and two Idaho towns have placed in the top five. Sandpoint came in at number four, and Coeur d’Alene took the prize for most beautiful.


“America’s full of great mountain towns where the people are friendly, the atmosphere is authentic ‘country’, and the outdoor recreational opportunities are almost limitless,” wrote Steve Winston at the top of the article, Top 10 Mountain Towns in America.

Fire guts Sandpoint's A & P Bar and Grill

Fire guts Sandpoint's A & P Bar and Grill

A fire gutted the A & P Bar and Grill in Sandpoint Thursday morning.

Around 9 a.m. the Sandpoint Fire Department responded to the scene and started battling the blaze.

"The owner was in the basement, and when she came upstairs she saw smoke and called 9-1-1," Sandpoint Fire Chief Robert Tyler said.

By the time first responders made their way into the bar. Flames had quickly spread from the first floor into the attic.

"It took awhile for us to get everything taken care of," Tyler said.

As the flames settled it didn't take long to determine the building was a total loss.

Neighboring businesses had to be evacuated but thanks to firewalls no other buildings were damaged and no one was injured in the fire.

As the news spread throughout Sandpoint, residents came from all over to see the damage firsthand.

"It's a small town, news travels fast, there's only so many places in town," Tim Rickert said.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire and its known whether the owner intends to rebuild.

URM cyber attack investigation coming to a close

URM cyber attack investigation coming to a close

URM Stores' investigation of a criminal cyber attack is coming to a close.

The company says they now know which stores were affected by the attack and the incident was limited to credit and debit card transactions made in those stores made between September 1, 2013 - November 24, 2013.

A list of the affected stores can be found at www.urmstores.com under the "Credit/Debit Card Announcements" link.

"We are incredibly grateful to our customers for their patience and understanding through this difficult experience. We are humbled by their support and continue to extend our sincere apologies for any frustration and inconvenience," said URM CEO Ray Sprinkle.

If you see a fraudulent charge on your card, URM asks that you contact the issuing bank.

Avista warns of new scam targeting customers

Avista warns of new scam targeting customers

From Avista Utilities:


We want to make sure you know about the latest national scam involving electric utility customers. Phishers, those who try to acquire your confidential information by posing as a trustworthy entity, are currently impersonating two different companies by sending electronic bills to customers of other utilities.