Friday, December 19, 2014

Website Available When Library is Closed

Early Closure for Christmas, New Year’s Eves; closed for Holidays

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will close early, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 31, for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
The library will be closed, along with all City of Coeur d’Alene Offices, for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
When the library is closed many library services can still be accessed 24/7 through the library website: cdalibrary.org.
Patrons can access their accounts to check due dates and to reserve books and other items.
E-books and e-audiobooks can be downloaded to reading and listening devices through the OverDrive system. Free music downloads — up to five songs a week — are available through the Freegal service.
The newest online service available is language learning through Rosetta Stone.
Other online resources include access to magazines, newspapers, and reference materials; automotive repair manuals; study guides for history and literature; career information and practice tests; consumer health information; and genealogy resources to name a few.
Online resources can be accessed by clicking the EXPLORE link. Some services do require a password and/or user name. These can be obtained by calling 208-769-2315 or visiting the library during open hours.


Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

City Hall closed Christmas; garbage pickup delayed by one day



Coeur d’Alene City Hall will be closed for Christmas on Thursday, December 25. Other city offices and facilities will be closed as well. Emergency calls for police, fire, and streets can be made by dialing 911. Other city facilities have emergency numbers and can be reached if the need arises: Sewer back-up 769-2241; water 755-9729. City of Coeur d'Alene garbage pickup will be delayed by one day. 

City Hall and other city facilities will open Friday, December 26th, at 8:00 a.m. For more information, please call 769-2300.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Share Your Talents at Library’s Open Mic Night



Debut Activity for New Millennial Meetups
Does it sometimes seem like every program at the library is designed to appeal to youth younger than 18 and adults over 40?
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library has heard you.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., the library will host its debut event for Millennial Meetups, focusing on people in their 20s and 30s. Sign-ups will begin at 5:45 p.m. for Open Mic Night in the library Community Room at 702 E. Front Ave.
Share a song, a poem, your writing, your stand-up routine, etc. The library will provide microphones, an audio hookup (standard 1/8th inch stereo plug), coffee and other refreshments. You just need to bring your talent.
Plans call for monthly Millennial Meetups programs for the immediate future. And you can share your own ideas for what you want to see the library offer. For suggestions or information contact the library at info@cdalibrary.org or call 208-769-2315.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.


City still accepting Four Corners feedback online



Dozens of citizens have provided feedback on Four Corners master plan and the design team still wants to hear from you.

Conceptual plans for the city-sponsored Four Corners/BLM Corridor Master Plan can be found on the city’s website, cdaid.org. Click on the “Four Corners” tab at the top of the homepage to view the current plans and provide feedback.

The study encompasses Independence Point, parking near the Museum of North Idaho, Mullan Avenue, Memorial Field and Bureau of Land Management property that extends from River Avenue to Riverstone.

Promoting healthy trees on Government Way


Chuck VanGuilder with Specialty Tree Service trims limbs Thursday morning on Government Way.

A number of trees in the median of Government Way near Forest Cemetery were pruned on Thursday, helping to enhance branch structure, promote healthy growth and improve their overall appearance.

Arborists with Specialty Tree Service donated their time to prune the trees, working alongside a city parks and recreation crew. The tree service used their equipment and bucket truck for the pruning, while the city assisted with ground work and clearing debris.

Specialty Tree Service owner Ken Roberge has a special interest in the trees along Government Way since he has donated many of them over the years and lives in close proximity.

“I want to give back and support our community,” Roberge said. In the future, he hopes to partner with other arborists in a networking effort to support the community’s urban forestry.

Pruning trees is important to establish good structure and maintain structural integrity. When hiring a tree service to prune trees, it is important to hire a company that has an ISA Certified Arborist on staff. Improper pruning can create lasting damage, shorten the tree’s life and can also create hazards.

For information on tree care or public street trees contact the Urban Forestry Division of the parks and recreation department 769-2266 or visit www.cdaid.org/parks.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Street/water breakfast a tasty success


Enjoying their breakfast, from left, Mark Broglio, Jon Broemmeling, Justin Kimberling, Pat Cardwell, Terry Leigh, Susan Wolf, Kevin Johnson.

Employees with the city’s water and street departments enjoyed a “shop-”cooked meal Wednesday morning at the street shop. It’s the third year the two crews have gotten together for an early morning pre-Christmas breakfast feast. “Special thanks to the cooks, the cleanup crew, the bacon lady, and the eaters!” said water superintendent Jim Markley.

Santa is coming to town (In a big red fire engine)



Beginning Friday, kids in Coeur d’Alene will get to see Santa in the streets of our community, and yes, his sleigh will be a big, red fire engine covered in Christmas lights. 

Santa and members of the Coeur d’Alene Firefighters Local 710 will be around town every evening through December 23 collecting food and cash donations for the local food bank. Santa’s will be on the streets from 4:30-8:30 nightly.

December 19               West of 7th St, South of Appleway Ave
December 20               East of 7th St, South of Appleway Ave
December 21               East of Highway 95, North of Appleway Ave
December 22               West of Highway 95, North of Appleway Ave and South of Dalton Ave
December 23               West of Highway 95, North of Dalton Ave and South of Prairie

You can follow Santa minute by minute by visiting cdafire.org and clicking on Santa Tracker.

When you see flashing red lights and hear Christmas music, come out and donate a can of food and say hello to Santa and firefighters. They will be sharing candy canes and other surprises. Santa’s journey will last from 4:30-8:30 each evening.