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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.

Meet the Athletes: Mike

Meet the Athletes: Mike

You can’t help but smile when you’re around 10-year-old Mike Lucas. He’s a double amputee, but his smile and spirit are bright reminder to always get back up and go for it.


Outside of his disability, Mike is just like any other 10-year-old boy. He likes to play basketball and video games on the Wii. His favorite subject in school is science. At the Shoe City Open track meet, Mike ended a long day of races making sure that everyone had a snack and chasing after a football with members of Team U.S.A.. When he took a tumble on the field he popped right back up.