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Idaho 4-H working toward specialty license plates

Idaho 4-H working toward specialty license plates

Do you want to show your support to the State of Idaho's 4-H program by sporting a 4-H themed license plate? Well now you can help make that happen.

A volunteer fund raising group, Idaho Friends of 4-H, is asking supporters of the University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development program to participate in a survey about adding a green clover to special Idaho license plates.

The group is offering an online survey to get opinions and collect signatures. It is five questions and takes about two minutes to complete.

Get nonstop from Spokane to L.A.

Get nonstop from Spokane to L.A.

Getting to Los Angeles just got quicker and easier. Spokane International Airport will accept the first passengers to embark on a nonstop flight from GEG to LAX on Tuesday. They're doing it in style.

Passengers will be given a celebrity welcome, complete with chair massage and breakfast. Paparrazi will be on hand, capturing the headlines and taking photos of the travelers against a backdrop of the golden California sand and surf. Each person also can participate in a raffle for California-themed prizes.

Schweitzer Cutoff Rd. Closed

Schweitzer Cutoff Rd. Closed

Please note that Schweitzer Cutoff Road is closed where it intersects Hwy. 95. Don't worry though, the road is closed for construction and the inconvenience will only last two days.

Schweitzer Cutoff will be closed today and tomorrow, May 28-29, and will reopen on May 30th. The closure will only be between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

Safety tips for a safe drive on Memorial Day

Safety tips for a safe drive on Memorial Day

Many families take to the open road over Memorial Day to take advantage of the long weekend and to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Idaho State Police wants to remind all drivers to remain safe.

 

Last year there were 129 crashes in Idaho with 81 injuries and two fatalities. Idaho State Police has provided these safety reminders which are great for both Idaho and Washington drivers:

 

Wear Your Seatbelts: Police in both Idaho and Washington will be strictly enforcing seat belt laws and drivers with children are reminded to make sure all children are in age appropriate safety seats and that children under 12 are in the back seat.

 

Designate a Driver: Nearly 30 people a day die in an alcohol related crash. Make sure to designate a driver before anyone in your party drinks.

 

ATV safety courses provide valuable skills to keep you safe

ATV safety courses provide valuable skills to keep you safe

In last two weeks Eastern Washington and North Idaho have seen over five ATV accidents including one death in the LC Valley last week. While ATV riding is fun, it's important to learn proper technique to remain safe.

 

“We think it takes special skills to ride an ATV,” says Dale Stevens, a licensed ATV safety instructor with the ATV Safety Institute. ASI is a non-profit sponsored by the all the major ATV manufacturers. Instructors like Stevens teach regular safety classes to educate riders on proper technique, safety skills and the responsibilities that come with owning and riding ATVs.

 

After taking his course many riders tell Stevens that they didn't know what a work out riding is and that they expected it to be easier. Stevens says that a lot of people expect ATVs to be like riding a couch on wheels but it that it takes a lot of physical effort and knowledge of how ATVs operate to remain safe while riding.

 

California teen injured during high speed crash near Nordman

A vehicle accident near Nordman sent a Los Gatos, Calif. teenager to the hospital on Monday evening.

Just before 10 p.m., 17-year-old Pryce T. Turner, was driving north along Highway 53 when he lost control of his 1970 Monte Carlo near milepost 36.

Turner’s vehicle crossed the highway and hit some trees on the southbound side of the roadway.

Turner was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with injuries.

Idaho State Police said in a news release that Turner was driving at a high rate of speed when he crashed. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Oldtown man injured in semi crash

A semi crash sent an Oldtown man to Newport Hospital on Tuesday morning.

Idaho State Police say Paul J. Ruczak, 60, was driving northbound on Highway 57 north of Quartz Mountain Road when he went off the roadway, overturned and hit several trees.

Ruczak was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.