Cycling event to benefit Panhandle Health District

The third annual “Pedalin’ for Project Health,” sponsored by the Panhandle Public Health Foundation, will be July 18.

The event raises money toward projects that benefit public health in Idaho’s five northern counties.

The ride will include the Sandpoint Community Trail, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and the Centennial Trail. The Foundation will raffle a reconditioned Olmo road bike with Dura-Ace gearing and toe-clip pedals. Raffle tickets will cost $1 each or six for $5.

The cost is $25 per adult rider and $5 per child with an adult. Registration deadline is Friday.

To register and for more information, go to www.phd1.idaho.gov.

Police warn against dangerous fireworks

The Post Falls Police Department has issued a reminder to local residents that it is unlawful to sell, possess or use dangerous fireworks at any time within the city of Post Falls, including firecrackers, cherry bombs, skyrockets, bottle rockets, Roman candles, and pyrotechnic displays such as aerial shells or any device that explodes either on the ground or in the air.

The police department has also stated that it is unlawful to use any fireworks including “safe and sane” within the boundaries of any public park or any publicly owned property such as streets, curbs, and sidewalks in the city or school district properties. If residents are caught with illegal fireworks, the fireworks will be confiscated and the residents could be charged with a misdemeanor crime.

For more information, call (208) 773-3517.

Osprey Cruise July 11 on Lake Coeur ‘Alene

The 10th annual Osprey Cruise will be held on Lake Coeur d’Alene July 11, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to view osprey in their natural habitat. A no-host coffee, snack and breakfast bar will be available. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged.

Boarding will begin at the boardwalk marina docks no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $15 per person and children 13 and younger are admitted free.

To register, go to www.ospreycruise09.eventbrite.com.

The event is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Natural Resources Committee in partnership with Idaho Fish and Game, the Raptor Chapter and The Nature Conservancy.

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