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In brief: Rain expected after early snow

With 1 to 4 inches of snow expected late Sunday and early today in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory effective until 4 p.m.

The heaviest snowfall could come during this morning’s commute, weather officials said.

Rain is expected to follow the snow this afternoon, and temperatures are forecast in the upper 30s.

The National Weather Service has predicted the snow level will rise to 3,000 feet. Temperatures throughout the week will range between the low 30s and low 40s with a chance of rain or showers expected through Thursday.

Silver Mountain Resort up for sale

COEUR d’ALENE – The parent company of Silver Mountain Resort in North Idaho has announced it plans to sell the ski resort and water park through sealed-bid auctions between January and April. JELD-WEN has owned the resort for 16 years.

Silver Mountain General Manager Jeff Colburn said the resort will stay open through the ski season.

Silver Mountain Resort includes the ski area, an indoor water park and a nearby golf course community. Colburn said JELD-WEN has had interest from potential buyers but none who could purchase and manage all three of those entities.

As a result, Colburn said the resort’s owners decided to sell them individually.

The sealed bid auction for the ski area will take place in mid-February.

Holiday affects offices, services

Some offices and services will be affected today by the Veterans Day holiday:

• Most city, county, state and federal offices are closed. An exception is the city of Spokane, which is open.

• Garbage pickup will proceed on a normal schedule.

• Post offices are closed.

• Most banks are closed.

• STA buses operate on normal schedules.

• Parking meters don’t have to be plugged today.


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