March 29, 2009 in Idaho Voices

Animal shelters seeking foster help


Homeless dogs at Panhandle Animal Shelter, 870 Kootenai Cut-Off Road in Ponderay, and other animal shelters in the Sandpoint/Ponderay area are in need of foster homes.

Shelter and space is no longer available and the homeless dogs are being turned away because there is nowhere else for them to go.

Panhandle is urging the community to open their homes to their vaccinated, spayed/neutered dogs, while the space and care is used for other needy dogs, to prepare them for adoption.

For information to be a foster home for the dogs at Panhandle Animal Shelter or for more information call (208) 265-7297 or e-mail

Coeur d’Alene

NIC awards graphic design scholarship

North Idaho College recently awarded Mario Barrientos of Colombia the Toni M. Robideaux Scholarship, a $1,000 award, from the Spokane Advertising Federation.

Barrientos is a graphic design major and was chosen as the recipient of the award in the graphic design category, which includes entries from both two-year colleges and four-year universities throughout the region. His award submission included a class project to design marketing materials for a cologne product.

The Toni M. Robideaux Scholarship Fund, established in honor of Robideaux’s contributions to advertising, art and design, recognizes student achievement and excellence in advertising arts.

North Idaho

Region police force to begin academy

Beginning April 15, Post Falls Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, Rathdrum Police, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police, and the Coeur d’Alene Police Department will introduce a Multi-Agency Citizens Academy to local community members.

The purpose of the Academy is to develop a positive relationship between law enforcement and the community through education. Participants learn how local law enforcement agencies operate and have the opportunity to volunteer for positions available within law enforcement departments.

For an application visit,, or Applications must be postmarked by Friday.

For more information call Lt. Pat Knight at the Post Falls Police Department at (208) 773-3517; Sgt. Joe Jovick at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department at (208) 446-1300; Lt. Tomi McLean at the Rathdrum Police Department; or Sgt. Christie Wood at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320.

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