Our network

Events

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

 

Those interested in helping area Big Brothers Big Sisters program now have the opportunity raise money through the Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign.

 

Participants of the campaign are asked to register their teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and then recruit their bowling team. Every team is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $100 to the BBBS program.

 

Once that money is raised, teams are invited to a celebratory bowling party that will include free bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes. Additionally, each participant will receive a limited edition 2015 BFKS t-shirt, that was designed by a Chase Middle Schooler.

 

BBBS says 100% of the money raised from this program will stay in the team's community. That money will carry out the work of matching the 80 children BBBS has on their waiting list with adult mentors, and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child's family.

 

The 2015 bowling parties will be:

Registration due March 3 for logging workshop in Sandpoint

Registration due March 3 for logging workshop in Sandpoint

Over 1,400 Idaho loggers have taken the 3-day University of Idaho Extension program on forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality, titled Logger Education to Advance Professionalism or “LEAP”. LEAP Update is an annual opportunity for LEAP graduates to build on that professional development in forestry.

 

LEAP Update will be held in Sandpoint, Idaho, March 10-11, 2015. This year’s topics include: ecology & silviculture of western hemlock, class 1 stream crossing installation, logging costing models, the new Idaho forest water quality video, Idaho FPA rule changes and BMP updates, new GPS technology to improve communications in logging, working around class 2 streams, and small scale wood pellet manufacture.

 

LEAP Update is held in conjunction with Associated Logging Contractor’s (ALC) first aid training, which allows loggers to fulfill Idaho Pro-Logger program annual continuing education requirements in one, 2-day session. The session also meets Idaho Pro-Logger requirements for forest best management practice training.

 

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

 

Idaho residents interested in boating can take a Boat Idaho Course on basic boat laws and safety from the The Nez Perce Sheriff's Office. The class will be held on March 21st at 9:00 a.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

 

The class is expected to last about six to eight house, and will be instructed by Nez Perce County Marine Corporal Levi Frary. The Boat Idaho Course is free to the public, and open to residents of any state. Whether you are new to boating, a seasoned boat operator, thinking of purchasing a boat, or just like to recreate on the water, this course will teach about boating safety and the requirements and equipment needed.

 

Basic boating laws and rules of the river with regard to navigation and boater courtesy will be instructed. For more information, or to sign up for the course, email the Sheriff's Office Marine Division at levif@co.nezperce.id.us

Area libraries accepting food for fines March 1-15

Area libraries accepting food for fines March 1-15

The Community Library Network libraries and the Coeur d'Alene Public Library want to encourage renewed relationships between community members and the library by eliminating overdue fines that may be keeping them from using their library cards.

From March 1-15, local libraries will accept donations of nonperishable food for people and pets as payment for late fees. However, food donations cannot be used to clear charges for lost or damaged items.

Libraries participating in food for fines include those in Athol, Coeur d’Alene, the Bookmobile, Hayden, Harrison, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Spirit Lake.

Donations will benefit local food banks and animal shelters.

For more information contact the Coeur d’Alene Library at 208-769-2315 or the Community Library Network at 208-772-5612.

 

Plummer Fire Station to host annual Chili Cook-off

The Plummer Fire Station will host their annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, February 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite home cooked recipes to be judged by professional chefs. Three categories will be judged for the contest: Best Overall Chili, Hottest Chili, and Most Unique Chili. There will also be a People's Choice category.

Hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be provided. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Silver Mountain Resort celebrates the 12th Man with $12 lift tickets Sunday, Feb. 1

Silver Mountain Resort celebrates the 12th Man with $12 lift tickets Sunday, Feb. 1

Silver Mountain Resort said they are "deflating" the price of their lift tickets down to $12 Sunday, February 1st in honor of the Seahawks Superbowl appearance. The resort's lifts will operate from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. so skiers and snowboarders can get a full day of mountain fun in before the big game.

Those who come to Silver Mountain on Sunday for the game will also have the chance to win a season pass for the 2015-2016 season.

This is also the resort's 9th year running a special promotion in Noah's Canteen in the village. Here is how it works: If the second half kickoff is returned for a touchdown everyone present in the bar with an open tab at that time will receive a free season pass for the 2015-2016 season.

Although that seems unlikely, the resort noted that a kickoff return for a touch down has happened at the beginning of the second half for the last two years. First by Baltimore Ravens speedster Jacoby Jones returning the ball 108 yards for a touchdown setting an NFL postseason record, then last year Percy Harvin did it for the Seahawks.

Lookout Pass Winter Carnival to take place Jan. 18

Lookout Pass Winter Carnival to take place Jan. 18

Lookout Pass will hold its Winter Carnival on Sunday, January 18th.

Events at the Winter Carnival will include face painting, temporary tattoos, a snowman contest, an egg and three legged race, volleyball, and the Wife Carry contest.

The Wife Carry will kick off at 1:00 p.m. PST on the uphill side of the lodge. The husband and wife teams will be divided into categories, and the teams will sprint 100 feet in single elimination heats. The contest will include a $100 cash prize, and there will be free swag for the participants.