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In brief: Kootenai food bank seeks community’s help

The Community Action Partnership’s Kootenai County Food Bank is asking for the community’s help putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for some families in need.

The food bank desperately needs turkeys for low-income families in the area.

It served almost 840 families Wednesday and has no turkeys left for the remaining 1,650 families that are signed up to receive a Thanksgiving basket. Last year, they provided more than 1,725 baskets. This year, about 2,500 low-income families are signed up to receive one.

The food bank also needs any other traditional Thanksgiving staples.

For more information, call Program Manager Carolyn Shewfelt at (208) 640-6640.

Lifts open today at Lookout Pass ski area

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area opens its lifts today to take advantage of fresh snow on a base up to 20 inches deep, Phil Edholm, ski area president, said Thursday.

“The majority of the front side of the mountain will be open with top to bottom skiing and riding off Chair 1 plus the beginner area,” Edholm said, noting that coverage is good and snow was still falling at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Lifts will operate today through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with reduced ticket rates but full services.

Additional lifts and terrain will be opened as conditions allow, Edholm said.

Lookout Pass, located along Interstate 90 at the Idaho/Montana state line, will reopen on Thanksgiving Day and continue through that weekend.


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