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Community libraries host wide range of fall activities

Community libraries host wide range of fall activities

Kendama, musical theater, glitter crafts and health insurance information. You're local library has everything covered this month! The Community Library Network and The Coeur d'Alene Public Library both have your family covered for fall with fun and informative activities.

Community Library Network:

Saturday, September 21, 7-9 p.m. Kendama Tournament.  Middle and High Schoolers.  Bring your Kendama and your best tricks and pit them against your friends for a chance to win prizes. Snacks and fun provided. Free, no registration. Community Library Network at Hayden, 8385 N. Government Way, 208-772-5612.

Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans next week

Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans next week

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors University of Phoenix and Walmart, will host Hiring Our Heroes Spokane, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 70 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.

 

Companies range from America's biggest employers to dozens of small companies from the region. The event will also include a free Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for a ll job seekers.

 

Northern Idaho police warn of new phone scam

Police in northern Idaho are warning residents of a new phone scam.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the Coeur d'Alene Police Department received four calls on Thursday from separate retirement centers and assisted-living residences reporting that scammers posing as power company representatives called seeking credit card information.

Police say the scammers claimed they were from Avista Utilities and told the businesses they were behind on their payments and needed to provide credit card information to become current in their billing. None of the businesses provided the information.

Avista has confirmed its employees did not make the calls.

Opera Coeur d'Alene brings Rigoletto to the Northwest

Opera Coeur d'Alene brings Rigoletto to the Northwest

Opera is an age old musical tradition, and in recent years it's been making a comeback in the art community. Opera Coeur d'Alene is providing a local platform to hear the powerful vocals of world class opera.

“We try to make it accessible,” said Artistic Director Aaron St. Clair Nicholson. “Opera right now is really hot.”

Nicholson explains that the performance art is transforming from being exclusively for the first class crowd to being a chic way for young people to spend a Friday night because it provides and interesting and meaningful experience.

NIC approaches 80th Anniversary

NIC approaches 80th Anniversary

From North Idaho College:

The community is invited to the dedications of the historic Ft. Sherman Powder Magazine, North Idaho College’s Veterans Memorial, and Cheamkwet Park at NIC’s 80th Anniversary Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

“Community is the foundation of our mission; it’s who we serve as the local community college. So what better way to commemorate 80 years in this community than by inviting the public to help us celebrate,” said NIC President Joe Dunlap.

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department hosts open house

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department hosts open house

From the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department:

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department invites you to attend the annual fire department “Open House” this Saturday, September 14th from 11AM to 2PM at fire station #3 on 15th Street.

“Kitchen Fire Safety” is the theme for this year’s open house and there will be lots of fun and interactive fire educational activities for the entire family. The Fire department will be performing demonstrations, giving station and apparatus tours and there will be the ever popular “Combat Challenge for Kids”.

Please bring the family and join our friends at the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Open House. Hot dogs and beverages are provided, FREE.       

Prescribed burns begin in northern Idaho forest

Prescribed burns begin in northern Idaho forest

Officials with the Panhandle National Forest say more than 4,800 acres will be set alight in prescribed burn projects starting soon.

Forest Public Affairs Officer Jason Kirchner told the Coeur d'Alene Press that hunters and campers should check the forest's website before heading into the forest in the five northernmost counties of Idaho.

The Forest Service uses prescribed burns to reduce dead and downed trees and to selectively thin understory trees in dense forested stands. The agency says fire can stimulate fire resistant plant species, enhance forage for animals and reduce the risk of large uncontrolled fires.

Once burn dates or date ranges are set, the information will be posted on the U.S. Forest Service website as well as on signs along access roads, near trailheads and trail junctions.