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Coeur d'Alene Tribe donates to schools

Coeur d'Alene Tribe donates to schools

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has donated $1.2 million to 52 educational programs in Idaho.

The money is going to support educational efforts ranging from reading, music, arts, science, college scholarship programs and vocational preparation.

The chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Chief Allen, says the money will allow students to focus on learning.

Most of the money was distributed in Kootenai and Benewah counties in northern Idaho, but some went as far away as Sugar City in eastern Idaho, and Wilder and Meridian in southwest Idaho.

The tribe returns 5 percent of its net gambling revenues to the financial support of education as part of its gambling compact with Idaho.

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.

North Idaho native ready to hit the slopes for Team USA

North Idaho native ready to hit the slopes for Team USA

Sandpoint, Idaho native Nate Holland is preparing for the race of his life on Monday in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Holland grew up in Sandpoint and still owns a summer business there. He's been to the Olympics twice now, finishing fourth in Vancouver in 2010.

"I made it to finals, but one off of the podium," Holland said. "That's a tough place to be, I'm hungry for this."

On Monday Holland will be on the big stage again as he competes in Snowboard Cross, his dreams on the edge of coming true.

"He wants to do well here," says his mom Rebecca. "He's really dedicated himself to this year, his determination and fighting through a broken collar bone.

She will be watching closely from Sandpoing while his dad Don will be cheering him on in person.

"I tell you, I fell like a jack in the box right now. I'm keeping a lid on the energy so I can move around here and sleep at night," he said.

While Nate has never won an Olympic medal, he's no stranger to awards. He's won eight X-Game golds, and is a 17-time world cup medalist.

Bumblebee Campground closed for 2014 season

Bumblebee Campground closed for 2014 season

A popular Idaho campground will be closed for the entirety of the 2014 camping season. Bumblebee Campground, located in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, will  be closed while crews work to remove diseased and damaged trees.


“It’s a very difficult decision to close such a popular campground,” said Coeur d’Alene River District Ranger Chad Hudson. “But with so many dangerous trees in the area we cannot allow the public to camp there until all of the hazards have been removed.”

Silver Mountain named a top ski area in North America

Silver Mountain named a top ski area in North America

Silver Mountain Resort has been named one the top ski areas in the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The local favorite came in at number 19 in the list of 20.


Conde Nast Traveler, one of the world’s premier travel magazines and websites, asked their readers to vote on the best ski areas in North America for their annual Reader’s Choice Survey. The magazine asked 20,000 readers to rate mountains based on the terrain, lifts, nightlife, ambience, restaurants and lodging.

Meet the Athletes: Spencer

Meet the Athletes: Spencer

Week days after school you can find Spencer Kimbro shooting hoops in the gym at the elementary school where his mom teaches in Moses Lake. This fall, he raced cross country at Chief Moses Middle School for the first time. On weekends, the Kimbros head to Spokane so that Spencer can practice with ParaSport Spokane.


Spencer, who has Spina Bifida, is no stranger to being interviewed. He’s the face of Youth Outdoors Unlimited, a Central Washington based nonprofit that teaches kids with disabilities how to hunt and fish. Spencer learned how to hunt and fish in 2010 and loves it.