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Lookout Pass celebrates end of season

Lookout Pass celebrates end of season

In celebration of the end of a great season, Lookout Pass is ending the year with a weekend full of fun and special deals.


On Friday, lift tickets will be reduced to just $20. Half of the proceeds will be donated to 92.9 ZZU’s Christmas Wish Fund. Christmas Wish works to make a better holiday for local families in need.

Hoopfest registration open at midnight

Hoopfest registration open at midnight

The weather has warmed up and dried out, and the basketball courts are calling your name! Hoopfest is just 106 days away, and it’s time to start thinking about this year’s team. Registration for the world’s largest three-on-three tournament begins at midnight.

Mom asks community to remember daughter with acts of kindness

Mom asks community to remember daughter with acts of kindness

On July 10th, 2012, Jovie Sloan Preston died of SIDS at just 16 weeks old. This Sunday would have been her second birthday, and to celebrate her mom is hoping the community will spend March 16th spreading random acts of kindness in honor of her little girl.


Last year, Molly Preston celebrated Jovi’s birthday by thanking the first responders and doctors who helped her the day that she found her daughter dead in her crib after laying her down for a nap. Preston brought them cookies, but this year she wants to honor her daughter’s short life on a grander scale.

KXLY hits the slopes for 24 Hours for Hank

KXLY hits the slopes for 24 Hours for Hank

The boy in the above picture is Henry, but  friends call him Hank.

In November 2007 he was diagnosed with Cystinosis, a rare genetic disease that affects approximately 500 people in the United States (mostly children), and about 2,000 people worldwide. This disease causes the amino acid “cystine” to accumulate in the body’s cells. Over time, cystine buildup slowly destroys various organs including the kidneys, liver, muscles, white blood cells, eyes and central nervous system.

Because Cystinosis is such a rare disease that affects such a small population, research money is scarce to nonexistent. Termed an "orphan disease", Cystinosis has not been adopted by the pharmaceutical industry because it provides little financial incentive for the private sector to make and market new medications to treat it or prevent it.

Yet research on complicated diseases like Cystinosis often lead to advancements in other rare diseases. In 2008 Hank's parents attended a fundraiser in California to raise money for research, and after talking to physicians and researchers are very hopeful a cure will be found some day soon.

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Google is calling all kids to enter the 2014 Doodle for Google competition. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter their doodles interpreting the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Entries being accepted for teen film festival

Entries being accepted for teen film festival

From the Community Library Network:


The Community Library Network invite teens, ages 13 to 18, to enter the Teen Film Festival Video Contest.  Now entering its fifth year, this year’s theme is “Spark a Reaction.”   Entries may be up to five minutes long using the theme.  The deadline for submission is Friday, April 11, midnight.

 

NIC offering FAFSA completion sessions

NIC offering FAFSA completion sessions

North Idaho College is helping students navigate the world of financial aid. NIC is hosting two FAFSA completion events, one at the main campus, and one at NIC at Sandpoint.


The sessions are free and open to all students regardless of what college they plan on attending. The event will will walk students through the  changes in financial federal aid that will begin in 2015 as well. To make the web of FAFSA more interesting, door prizes and snacks will be provided.