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Blood Center Foundation launches scholarship and grants for local community colleges

Blood Center Foundation launches scholarship and grants for local community colleges

 

The Board of Directors of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has launched two scholarships and awarded two grants totaling $41,590 for second quarter, 2015. According to the Blood Center, this money is meant to continue its commitment to funding education, technology and research advances in the field of blood banking and transfusion medicine.

 

Scholarships for community college students studying phlebotomy at the Community Colleges of Spokane, North Idaho College and Lewis & Clark State College will be offered beginning in the fall. Each institution will receive $3,000 per year for scholarship awards to offset registration and program fees.

 

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Greensferry Overpass construction to affect both I-90 and local traffic in Post Falls

Greensferry Overpass construction to affect both I-90 and local traffic in Post Falls

I-90 traffic through Post Falls will be diverted during the week of April 20 to April 24 due to work on the Greensferry Overpass Project.


 

The project will include placement of bridge girders for all three spans of the overpass, and will affect both I-90 and local traffic. The public is advised to take caution in the work zones and expect delays during the following times:


 

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Eastbound I-90 will be completely closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for placement of girders over the interstate. Eastbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 5 (Spokane Street), be routed along Seltice Way through Post Falls, and back onto I-90 at Exit (Hwy-41).


 

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Westbound I-90 will be completely closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Westbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 7 (Hwy-41), be routed along Seltice Way through Post Falls, and back onto I-90 at Exit 5 (Spokane Street).


 

NIC presents free "Lift Your Voice and Sing" concert April 21

NIC presents free "Lift Your Voice and Sing" concert April 21

 

 

North Idaho College will present “Lift Every Voice and Sing” choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.

 

The NIC Cardinal Chorale and Chamber Singers will present a program of uplifting, inspirational, and innovative music that celebrates the human voice and the complex interaction of the choral ensemble. This concert also to raise awareness about the need for music scholarships and celebrates the many outstanding student musicians for NIC’s music department.

 

The Cardinal Chorale will perform music that focuses on the power of singing. “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a hymn by John Rosamond Johnson is a song of empowerment and opens the concert. “Brainstorm,” by David Brunner, examines the power and excitement of creativity. “How Can I Keep from Singing,” a well-known hymn, arranged by David Schwoebel, features Katie Eppenstein on clarinet.

 

The annual Hayden Kite Festival is back April 25

The annual Hayden Kite Festival is back April 25

 

The annual Hayden Kite Festival will be back Saturday April 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Broadmoore Park.

 

Kite enthusiast and casual flyers alike are invited to attend the event. Registration for the competition will begin at noon, and judging will take place from 12:00-2:00 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m.

 

There will be multiple categories for kites in the competition including Best in Show, High Flyer, Best Homemade and more. The festival is free and open to all ages.

 

Information on the Hayden Kite Festival can also be found at www.cityofhaydenid.us.

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Kootenai Co. Sheriff's Office investigating reported shooting in Hauser

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating what neighbors say was a shooting in Hauser, Idaho. 

The incident happened at the Westside Resort in the 11000 block of N Hauser Lake Rd.

According to a neighbor, she and her husband heard a gunshot and ran outside to see what was going on. She says they found a man who had been shot in the stomach. She told KXLY4 that her husband began life-saving measures until paramedics arrived.

Beer money author to speak at Hayden Library

Beer money author to speak at Hayden Library

 

Local author Darin Hayes will talk about his book, Beer Money, on Wednesday April 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hayden Library.

 

In addition to being an author, Hayes is also a financial advisor. His book is the first to explain money using something most adults already understand: Beer. Through the use of beer and humor, Hayes offers an approach to the world of finance to help people get money smart.

 

His book covers specific action steps to take to help ensure financial success. He'll speak about the basics of investing in stocks and bonds, the different types of retirement accounts, how to budget better, and the importance of insurance.

 

While at the library, Hayes will also speak about the ever-increasing needs for financial education, share anecdotes from his book, and demonstrate how everyone can start their own pub-crawl to financial success. The program is free and no registration is required.

 

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.