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In brief: Grill cooking class will be Monday

BLANCHARD – The Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, will have a Grillin’ & Chillin’ cooking class Monday , from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The menu includes grilled vegetable salad ambrosia with lemon dressing and feta cheese; grilled fish with three citrus white butter sauce; grilled chicken tulips with horseradish-orange marmalade glaze; grilled pork ribs and grilled stone fruit with honey and ricotta cheese.

The class is $25 per person.

For reservations and more information, call (208) 437-0426.

Harrison Lake hike

planned Saturday

HARRISON LAKE – The Idaho Conservation League will have a Harrison Lake day hike on Saturday.

The hike will begin at Harrison Lake and end at Myrtle Creek.

To register and for a full listing of the summer hiking schedule, call (208) 265-3511 or visit www.idahoconservation. org. For a free American Selkirk hiking map, visit

City receives grant

for tree maintenance

COEUR D’ALENE – The city of Coeur d’Alene was awarded $133,512 in federal stimulus grant funding to perform public tree maintenance work. The purpose of the funds is to help improve the overall health and value of the public tree resources while increasing public safety.

The city has plans to contract work on both park trees and street trees. Nearly 300 trees will be removed or pruned. Property owners will be contacted if they live where work is scheduled to be conducted.

Coeur d’Alene is one of four communities in Kootenai and Bonner counties that qualified for and were awarded funds. The city received the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, distributed to the Idaho Department of Lands in cooperation with the USDA-Forest Service.

For more information, call Karen Haskew, at (208) 769-2266.

Ironman participant fundraising for Alzheimer’s

COEUR D’ALENE – Christiane Swartz, a counselor at Light Years Geriatric Mental Health in Post Falls, is raising money to help families affected by Alzheimer’s by competing in Ironman Coeur d’Alene next Sunday.

Swartz is seeking community support while she swims 2.4 miles, bikes 112 miles, and runs 26.2 miles, to raise funds.

To donate and for more information, call (208) 998-3254 or visit

KMC teen volunteers earn scholarships

COEUR D’ALENE – Teen volunteers at Kootenai Medical Center were recently awarded Kim Svee Memorial Teen Volunteer scholarships for outstanding service and leadership.

The local teens include Gaelen Guzman, a 2010 graduate of Timberlake High School. He was in the volunteer program from 2006 through 2009, and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Coeur d’Alene High School 2010 graduate Brian Klatt was in the program from 2005 through 2009, and received a scholarship for $1,000.

And, Amanda Smith, a 2010 graduate at Lake City High School, was in the volunteer program from 2006 through 2008 and was a substitute volunteer in 2009. She was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Kim Svee’s family began the scholarship fund in her memory, after she was killed in an auto accident at 16.


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