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Avalanche workshops for all snowgoers

WINTER SPORTS -- The next free avalanche workshop in Sandpoint for all snowgoers is set for Feb. 9.

The topic to be tackled by the team from the Forest Service technicians at the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center"What we can learn from 10 years of avalanche accident review in North Idaho?"

The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Forest Service Building in Sandpoint.

Contact: Kevin Davis, (208) 265-6686, kevingdavis@fs.fed.us.

In the Silver Valley, the next workshop is set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 22: It's billed as an interactive class focusing on avalanche dynamics.or class schedules

Contact: Dan Frigard, (208) 752-5130.

In Avery, contact Ed Odegaard, (208) 245-6209, eodegaard@fs.fed.us for class schedules.

Group or clubs can contact the technicians listed above to schedule free avalanche classes.

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