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Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”

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Hiring Heroes career fair Friday

Hiring Heroes career fair Friday

Inland Northwest Hiring Heroes (INWH) is hosting the 2nd annual Hiring Heroes Career and Resource Fair on Friday, September 19 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.

From 10 am until 3 pm, over 100 of the inland northwest's top employers will be present, ready to be matched with well-qualified past and present military members and their families. Participating organizations represent a diverse field, including engineering, technology, education, health care, human services, manufacturing, financial services, aviation, transportation, construction, environmental sciences, retail, consumer products and the government and non-profit sectors.

Heath's Haven in Post Falls wins $800 in rescue contest

Heath's Haven in Post Falls wins $800 in rescue contest

Heath's Haven animal rescue in Post Falls has one an $800 prize in Tractor Supply Co.'s national Rescue your Rescue contest, an online competition to recognize groups working to find forever homes for adoptable animals.

Founded in 2010, Heath's Haven is dedicated to rescuing and improving the lives of special needs animals, specifically those with neurological conditions and mobility issues.

Around the country, Tractor Supply will present a total of $25,000 worth of checks to prizewinners on Saturday, September 20 during Pet Appreciation Week events at local Tractor Supply stores. The event will also feature pet adoptions through a partnership with Petfinder.com, demonstrations on pet nutrition, discounts on pet food and supplies, free giveaways and valuable in-store prize drawings.

Libraries adding Rosetta Stone to online services

Libraries adding Rosetta Stone to online services

The Community Library Network and Coeur d'Alene Public Library want to help you expand your horizons by expanding their online learning resources.

Starting October 1, patrons will be able to access Rosetta Stone learning resources through the libraries' websites. The service offers more than 50 hours of foundational instruction using an interactive immersion approach to build skills in 30 languages. Core lessons will build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Mobile apps are also available to reinforce language learning on the go.

“Both the Community Library Network and the Coeur d'Alene Library have received multiple requests for us to provide the Rosetta Stone language CDs,” said Coeur d'Alene Library Director Bette Ammon. “We feel this online resource is a better investment, because it allows for multiple users at the same time and covers more languages than we could otherwise provide.”

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Rally for Rick

Rally for Rick

A Spokane man is asking for the public's support as he battles with stage four brain cancer. Rick Ecklel is 29 years old and has nearly 20 tumors in his brain, some as large as a golf ball. Because of this and his upcoming treatment, Rick is unable work and will have zero income for the duration of his battle.

How you can help:

This Sunday, September 21 you can help support Rick without missing a second of football by heading down to PJ's Pub at 1717 North Monroe. Events include both dart and pool tournaments, along with a karaoke showdown, silent auction and raffle for the chance to hit PJ's owner Meadow Frank with a pie.

If you would like to donate to Rick's cause, but are unable to make it to the fundraiser on Sunday, there is a GoFundMe account set up here. You can also donate items for the silent auction by contacting PJ's Pub at (509) 919-3788 or Brenda Baldwin at (509) 218-0119.

Garage fire displaces Post Falls residents

Garage fire displaces Post Falls residents

A garage fire has displaced two people from their home in Post Falls.

The two were forced out of their home when their garage caught fire early Tuesday morning at the corner of Bridle Lane and Rawhide Ridge Road.

That fire started just after midnight.

The fire destroyed the garage and a car.

The call to police originally came in to the department as a weapons offense, due to a large amount of ammunition going off inside the garage.

According to Captain Rick Cutter of the Post Falls Fire Department, the house itself was most unscathed.

"We did get a little bit of fire, I guess, into the attic," said Cutter. "Everything in the house was saved. Everything in the garage is destroyed."

The two occupants of the home and a dog were not hurt.

The Red Cross is assisting.

Call center brings hundreds of jobs to Coeur d'Alene

One of the largest companies in the U.S. is bringing hundreds of jobs to the Lake city.

The company is bringing more than just jobs to Coeur d'Alene.

The new Alliance Data Retail Service call center will eventually employ 400 people in it's Idaho office.

They are starting off a bit smaller, planning to double their hundred person staff by the end of this year.

"We just got really lucky to land here in Coeur d'Alene. We really wanted to expand our footprint in the

Pacific time zone," said Derrek Thomas, Director of operations.

The company handles all customer service operations for major retailer credit cards like Ann Taylor, Abercrombie & Fitch and Buckle.

But jobs are not the only thing they are bringing to the area. Alliance Data is a partner of the United Way.

On Monday the company presented the Kootenai County United Way with a $50,000 check.

The money will be used for a kindergarten readiness program.

The Alliance Data Retail Service Call center is hiring and for more information you can visit their website at Alliancedata.com.