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Decorate a virtual sweater for Toys for Tots

Decorate a virtual sweater for Toys for Tots

Avista has a fun and easy way for you to give back this holiday season. For every virtual Christmas sweater designed on their website, Avista will donate $1 to Toys for Tots up to $10,000.


So far 2,610 sweaters have been generated. The fun online craft only takes a few minutes to put together and can be as personal or goofy as you’d like. You can either upload your own photo or choose from fun characters like a snowman or bear. From there you pick your sweater and start decorating!

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Get acquainted with the Community Bookmobile

Get acquainted with the Community Bookmobile

From the Community Library Network:


The vibrant blue and yellow bookmobile catches the eye, but what it contains inside catches the imagination.  Come see what it has to offer on Friday, December 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way.

Rathdrum man dies in fatal car crash

Idaho State Police say icy roads are to blame for a Rathdrum man's death early Saturday morning.

39-year-old Joshua Means was driving south on Lambert Lane when he lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway, and hit a tree.

Means died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Post Falls police searching for robbery suspect

Post Falls police officers are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Chevron gas station on Friday night.

Just before 11 p.m. a man entered the Ross Point Chevron at 4020 E Seltice Way and demanded money. He was described as an approximately 30 to 40 year old white man wearing blue jeans, a grey sweatshirt with a black scarf over his face.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the store and headed on foot toward Ross Point Road.

The suspect did not display a weapon or make any threats.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Post Falls Police Department at (208) 773-3517.

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Spirit Lake teacher honored with Milken Award

Spirit Lake teacher honored with Milken Award

From the Idaho Department of Education:


A high school teacher in Spirit Lake was awarded the prestigious 2013 Milken Educator Award for Idaho in a surprise assembly Friday morning.

Track Santa as he visits Coeur d'Alene

Track Santa as he visits Coeur d'Alene

Santa Claus will be flying over Coeur d’Alene next week and with the help of the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department’s Santa Tracker you and your family can keep tabs on where he’ll be and when.


Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s riding a fire engine. He’ll be joining members of the Coeur d’Alene Firefighters Local 710 to collect food bank donations while spreading holiday cheer.

Stranger pays down family's layaway account

Stranger pays down family's layaway account

When Amanda Johnson went to the Post Falls Wal-Mart earlier this week to make a payment on her layaway account, she was worried that she wouldn’t be able to pay it down in time for Christmas. Her worry was replaced with pure joy when the cashier told her that a complete stranger had paid her bill.


“It’s just overwhelming,” said Amanda. The Wal-Mart employee explained that a woman had come into the store the day before and asked to pay down the layaway accounts of three strangers. For Amanda, having her $204.82 bill covered was a Christmas miracle.