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Dates set for the Lake Pend Oreille Club Spring Derby and Pin Auction

Dates set for the Lake Pend Oreille Club Spring Derby and Pin Auction

 

The Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's Annual Spring K&K Fishing Derby will kick off on April 25th, running through May 3rd.

 

Prior to the Derby, the organization will host their annual Pin Auction at the Sandpoint Elks Club at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the event which the organizations says will have a great selection of items going up for bid.

 

The Derby will run for 9 days. There is a $40 Adult Entry fee. Over $9500 in cash and prizes in the Adult Divisions for Mackinaw and Rainbow will be up for grabs to those who bring home the biggest catch.

 

Information on the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club and how to enter the Derby can be found at http://lpoic.org/.

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.

 

Circling Raven Golf Club opens for the season on Friday

Circling Raven Golf Club opens for the season on Friday

 

With a mild winter already over and expectations of a mild spring still lingering, Circling Raven Golf Club will open Friday April 3rd.

 

According to the club, players can expect the course, designed by Gene Bates to be lush and healthy, and players can also expect Circling Raven to live up to the many accolades including everyone's list of "Top 100" courses in America.

 

"Our staff is back and the clubhouse is loaded with new merchandise and the gold course is beautiful," said Director of Golf, Tom Davidson. "For the first time in a number of years, we have mild weather on opening day, and we're looking forward to seeing old friends and new this Friday."

 

Circling Raven is an amenity of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort and is owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The club already has over 7,000 rounds of gold booked for the 2015 season.

 

More information on the Golf Club, rates, and bookings can be found by calling 800-523-2464 ext. 7223, or by visiting www.CDACasino.com/Golf.

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

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

Schweitzer Mountain Resort fires up snow-making machines to combat lack of snow

Schweitzer Mountain Resort fires up snow-making machines to combat lack of snow

 

Even with the lack of snow and warmer temperatures this season, Schweitzer Mountain Resort are not quite ready to let Mother Nature have complete control with the amount of snow on their slopes. 

 

“Our season isn’t over,” said Tom Chasse, CEO of Schweitzer Mountain Resort. “We’ve seen some challenging weather conditions this season but with the temps below freezing the last few nights, we can make our own snow. Our snow making system has made it possible for us to open early the last 3 seasons and now, we plan to make snow as long as the temperatures allow us or until Mother Nature picks up the slack. We are going to work with all the tools we have to keep good coverage in the base area until our closing date in early April.”

 

Chairlift speed dating to be offered at Silver Mt. Resort this Saturday

Chairlift speed dating to be offered at Silver Mt. Resort this Saturday

Silver Mountain Resort is inviting everyone up to the mountain to enjoy their Valentine's and President's Day weekend. The resort says all lifts are scheduled to be in operation, and the chair 2 basin is skiing great.

To celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday, the resort will have live music and events including Speed Dating. 

"Pick up your complimentary Speed Dating pass at the bottom of chair 2 and enjoy an 8 minute chairlift ride with someone who enjoys the slopes as much as you do," the resort said in a statement.

Silver will also be offering $5 off day tickers for current season pass holders from any ski are on the planet.

For more information on the weekend's events, visit their website at  www.silvermt.com/.