Friday, March 27, 2015

Museum of North Idaho to feature 'History Outside the Museum'

The Museum of North Idaho’s feature exhibit History Outside the Museum highlights historic buildings, structures and sites in the Coeur d’Alene region.

"These sites and their stories add life and energy to our communities," said museum director Dorothy Dahlgren. Highlights include gone, but not forgotten, buildings like the Wilma Theater. The exhibit, which will run April 1 through Oct. 31, looks at the role of the National Register of Historic Places and other agencies that help people to preserve and recognize historic sites.

The Museum is located downtown adjacent to Coeur d'Alene City Park. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am-5 pm, April 1 through Oct. 31. A free one-hour parking pass can be requested at the Museum desk.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coeur d’Alene Center for Healthy Living Grant Proposal Video

This video was prepared to support our America's Best Communities grant competition application submitted on March 24, 2015. CDA 2030, along with team members from City of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Health, University of Idaho, Heritage Health, and Jobs Plus, have put this application together in hopes of making some of our community's visions a reality through this economic development grant opportunity. Check out the video here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Forums to focus on Cd’A housing needs, grant funding

The city of Coeur d’Alene is holding a public forum this Thursday and an open house Friday to gather public input on housing and community development needs.

Thursday’s forum will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 710 E. Mulan Ave. Friday’s open house will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room, 702 Front Ave.

The city is seeking input regarding the allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds for the program year 2015, which runs from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. The city is currently in the process of putting together its annual action plan to determine how these federal funds will be spent in Coeur d’Alene.

For information contact Sherri Wastweet, grant administrator with the Panhandle Area Council at 772-0582 or Renata McLeod, Coeur d’Alene city clerk, at 769-2231.

Specialized Needs Recreation Spring Break Camp is March 30-April 3

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) is holding Camp All-Stars “Spring Break” Day Camp March 30 through April 3 at the SNR facility, 3700 Government Way, Suite J, in Coeur d’Alene.  

Each day, campers will enjoy six hours of activities, community outings, crafts and games. The day camp is for youth ages 4-21 and is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cost is $15 a day.

Transportation is provided for participants living in Post Falls. SNR will meet at the Trading Company, 1501 E Seltice Way, at 8:30 a.m. and will drop off at 3:30 p.m.  Participants that live in the Coeur d’Alene area will meet at the SNR facility at 9 a.m. and leave at 3 p.m.

Unfortunately, SNR is not able to provide one-on-one assistance but those who require such supervision are encouraged to join the camp with a care provider, assistant or parent.
Specialized Needs Recreation will also offer 11 weeks of summer break day camp. Camp All-stars starts June 8th -August 21st. We are now accepting registration forms. Space is limited and scholarships will be available for those who qualify.

To register or for more information about Spring/Summer Break Day Camp, please call 208-755-6781.

SNR is also looking for volunteers to help out with for both spring and summer day camp. Applicants must be at least 13. For more information, visit  

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cd’A firefighters climb stairs, raise $12K for charity

Five Coeur d’Alene firefighters recently raced up 69 flights of stairs in full firefighting gear to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Firefighter Scott Robinson, who served on the committee for the 24th annual Leukemia Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stair Climb, said donations will be collected through the end of the month and may exceed $12,000. As of Monday, the $11,450 had been collected from the stair climb at Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.

“That’s the most we’ve raised at this event by far,” Robinson said. This is the fifth year Coeur d’Alene firefighters have participated in the stair climb. Robinson was joined by fellow fighters Erik Loney, Matt Church, Eric McAuliff, and Justin Wearne in the event.

At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck overlooking the city.

“It’s pretty difficult because the stairwells get hot and we’re packing 60 pounds of gear including our tanks, which we’re breathing through,” Robinson said. It takes about 20 minutes to scale the stairs.

“I am proud to be able to help LLS at the level that I do, and I am proud to do so as a Coeur d’Alene firefighter,” he said.