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New Works By 10 Artists exhibition to kick of Cd'A ArtWalk season

New Works By 10 Artists exhibition to kick of Cd'A ArtWalk season

 

10 area artists will display their work at The Art Spirit Gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene from April 10th through May 9th. Everyone is welcome to attend, and an opening reception will take place on April 10th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The event will kick of the City's 2015 ArtWalk season.

 

The Art Spirit Gallery is located at 415 Sherman Avenue and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For the past 18 years, the gallery has brought monthly changing shows of original art to the community in order to encourage support of local artists.

 

In March, the gallery surpassed the amount of $3 million paid to artists, with 80% of those commissions going to artists within a 50 mile radius of the gallery.

 

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Post Falls annual tree giveaway event happening April 11

Post Falls annual tree giveaway event happening April 11

 

The City of Post Falls will be giving away 3,000 free trees during their 11th Annual Tree Giveaway on April 11th. Area residents are invited to stop by Q'emiln Park in Post Falls to select up to three landscape-sized plants per household.

 

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with an Arbor Day proclamation and a Tree City USA recognition ceremony. Afterward, a tree giveaway will begin on a first-come, first-served bases. The tree types are not yet confirmed, but in years past, the trees have ranged in size from 6 to 8 feet tall and are a mix of medium to large shade trees and small, flowering tree. These trees will come in a container or are bare-root; the bare-root trees are placed in plastic bags to keep the roots moist for the trip home.

 

Tree experts will be available to help select the right tree for you yard, and give tips on are and maintenance.

 

Decision brings convicted killer closer to execution

Those waiting for justice for convicted child serial killer Joseph Duncan can claim victory today. A panel from the 9th Circuit Court of appeals issued a decision Friday morning that puts Duncan a step closer to execution.

Joseph Duncan admitted killing three members of a Coeur d'Alene family at their Wolf Lodge home in 2005. He kidnapped the family's two youngest children, eight year old Shasta and nine year old Dylan, and kept them for weeks in the mountains above St. Regis, Montana. While there, he tortured Dylan and videotaped the assaults; he then shot and killed Dylan before returning Shasta to Coeur d'Alene six weeks after her family's murder.

After pleaded guilty to the family's murders in Kootenai County, Duncan was tried in federal court for the kidnappings and for Dylan's murder. He represented himself at trial and made no effort to prove his innocence. He was sentenced to death.

In 2008, attorneys appointed as Duncan's stand-by council filed an appeal, against Duncan's wishes. He filed a waiver of appeal, which was accepted. Later, though, Duncan apparently changed his mind and asked the court to reinstate the appeal.





Registration now open for the 11th annual Leadman Triathlon

Registration now open for the 11th annual Leadman Triathlon

 

Silver Mountain Resort will host the 11th annual NASCO LEADMAN Triathlon on Saturday April 25th. The three legged race will feature a 1 mile downhill ski followed by a 7-11 mile downhill mountain bike ride on a combination dirt road and dirt/mud single track. It will finish off with a roughly 4 mile run on various surfaces with multiple inclines and declines.

 

Athletes can participate as a team or individual. Families are also encouraged to compete as a team as the event has seen racers as young as 7 and as old as 76 during its 11 years.

 

A post-race celebration will take place in Gondola Village and will feature live music by Kari Margurite, a barbecue, and an awards ceremony. The event is hosted by The Kellogg Rotary Club and gives 100% of the net proceeds to local non-profit organizations and community projects.

 

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Spokane Valley one step closer to City Hall, awards design contract to Cd'A architectural firm

Spokane Valley one step closer to City Hall, awards design contract to Cd'A architectural firm

 

Spokane Valley is one step closer its own City Hall.

 

Architects West, Inc. was awarded the contract for architectural design services for the project. The company was one of four design firms that submitted proposals for the project. The firm is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 

"We are thrilled to begin the design work for a new City of Spokane Valley City Hall at University City," said the City of Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos. "It will be a key piece of a new civic center located within a growing and repurposed mix of commercial, educational, and multi-family opportunities and potential in this vital area. With the favorable financial and construction conditions that prevail today, our City now has the opportunity to build a much needed, but "right-sized" municipal structure that reflects our City's continuing commitment to lean government and responsible stewardship of our tax dollars."

 

NIC students to exhibit art in the Corner Gallery April 13 to May 8

NIC students to exhibit art in the Corner Gallery April 13 to May 8

 

Fine Arts students at North Idaho College will exhibit their artwork during the Student Art Show April 13th - May 8th in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.

 

The Student Art Show will feature a variety of original works of fine art created by NIC students. There will also be large pieces of student art located throughout Boswell Hall.

 

The opening reception for the show will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday April 13th in the gallery.

 

The Corner Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p,m, Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. Admission to the gallery is free.

 

Violin Auction raises funds for the Cd'A Symphony

Violin Auction raises funds for the Cd'A Symphony

 

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony successfully wrapped up part one of their unique Instrument Auction fundraiser on March 23rd with the successful auction of a custom-built violin.

 

The winning bidder, Betsy Bullard of Coeur d'Alene, has played violin in the Coeur d'Alene Symphony for 22 years.

 

"I'm thrilled," Bullard said. "I made the bid just because I love the Symphony and had no idea we would actually win it."

 

She, her husband Mike, and their two adult sons each have different different musical interests. Mike does classical voice, her son Dan is a jazz pianist, and son Harrison plays classical guitar.

 

The violin was custom built specifically with the Symphony in mind by Jay Prior of Custom Strings in Spokane Valley.