Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Museum of North Idaho seeking new board members

The Museum of North Idaho’s nominating committee is seeking applicants to fill four, three-year terms on its nine-member non-profit board of directors.

As our communities grow and change the museum is working to expand its programs, facilities and staff to preserve regional history. If you believe that knowing your history adds value and improves the quality of your life and community, you are a good applicant. Board leadership is needed to ensure that history has a place in our future.

For an informational packet, contact Museum Director Dorothy Dahlgren at 664-3448 or or at Deadline to apply is mid-April.

Specialized Needs Recreation St. Patrick’s Day Dance is Friday

Come on out for a night of fun and don’t forget to wear green at the Specialized Needs Recreation St. Patrick’s Day Dance this Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Prairie View Elementary, 2478 East Poleline in Post Falls.

There will be snacks provided, prizes awarded and a D.J. present. Cost is $5 per person and you can register by calling 755-6781.

Specialized Needs Recreation a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities for youth and adults who have disabilities.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Latest Four Corners conceptual drawings now online

The city continues to collect feedback on the Four Corners master plan. Through public workshops and online comments, hundreds of citizens have offered their input. The latest conceptual drawings and site descriptions have now been posted on the city’s website.  Online comments will be accepted until March 31, at which time the city’s consultant will compile all the information received and prepare a Four Corners plan to submit to the City Council for consideration.
To review the latest plans, click here.

Arts Commission seeks artists for Utility Box Beautification Project

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Utility Box Beautification Project.  The utility boxes, which keep lights flashing and communications running, are undiscovered canvases for artists, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and other individuals with the imagination to cover them with their artwork.

Box locations have been designated to be enhanced in Coeur d’Alene using an artist’s design to be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the boxes. The design must integrate all sides of a box to capture the interest of those that drive and walk by. 

Public art can be a change agent for the community.  It creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city, while turning ordinary spaces into community landmarks. Public art in Coeur d’Alene promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, is accessible to everyone.

Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at  Artist proposals are due by 5 p.m., April 15. Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Sean Holm, Arts Commission Liaison, at (208) 676-7401.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrate Idaho Day this Wednesday

Here is a perfect reason to celebrate the greatness of our state! Last year, the Idaho Legislature established an official “Idaho Day” to be observed each March 4. While we should all celebrate our state year-round, Wednesday is a particularly good time to educate ourselves about Idaho’s culture, history, resources and beauty.

“Idaho Day gives our citizens a special event to look forward to each year,” said Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer. “We all need to learn more about our wonderful state.

Cd’A residents invited to take a survey to determine housing needs

The city of Coeur d’Alene has hired a consulting firm to conduct a housing needs assessment—and the community is invited to participate. Through an online survey, the city is seeking feedback in making important decisions about housing and community issues.

They survey can be found on the city’s website at Click on the “Housing Survey” button.

Coeur d’Alene residents have a valuable perspective that will help us determine housing and community needs. It is expected that the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. The survey will be open until March 31.

Public computers at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library are available to those who do not have a computer. Hard copies of the survey will be available this week at the St. Vincent de Paul Help Center, 201 E. Harrison Ave., and in the City Hall customer survey center.

This survey is not associated with any political party or election. It is not a polling instrument and there is no ballot issue associated with this research. Your responses are completely confidential and will only be reported in combination with other responses. If you have any questions about this survey, would like to request a paper version of the survey or require a reasonable accommodation to enable you to participate in the survey please contact Christy Pushchak: or 800-­748­-3222 ext. 261.

To take the survey click here.