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The Kootenai County prosecutor has determined a Spirit Lake resident can't appeal a property assessment on land he doesn't own, after analyzing Idaho statues and seeking other counties' advice. "It was definitely worth taking the time, because it's a question that needed to be answered, for the board (of commissioners) and for the public," said Barry McHugh, county prosecuting attorney, who said he hasn't seen this situation come up before. Larry Spencer, a Spirit Lake developer and vocal community activist, applied to appeal an assessment on Silverwood Theme Park property this month in front of the Board of Equalization. He believes the park was wrongly granted a timber exemption on developed acreage, he said/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: Do you agree with Prosecutor Barry McHugh's stand?
A man accused of masturbating while videotaping the reaction of a barista is a supervisor at Silverwood Theme Park.
Matt Alan Lambert's public defender told a judge that today when asking for Lambert to be released from jail on his own recognizance or on a low bond. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price imposed a $5,000 bond. Prosecutors had requested $15,000.
Lambert, 50, has four misdemeanor convictions from more than 15 years ago but no felonies. He's accused of masturbating in his 1992 Ford Aerostat minivan at Dagny's Coffee Co., 12900 E. Trent Ave., Wednesday while videotaping the barista, police say.
Spokane Valley police officers were staking out the stand after employees complained of a customer masturbating in his car on at least two occasions.
Lambert, who lives in Rathdrum with his wife and children, admitted he'd videotaped the barista on Monday and Wednesday, police said.
Silverwood spokeswoman Nancy DiGiammarco did not immediately know Lambert's employment status with the theme park late Thursday afternoon.
Lambert's public defender, John Whaley, called the allegations against his client "disturbing." Price called voyeurism " a charge the court rarely sees."
Job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and March 26 in Silverwood's Theatre of Illusion, in Athol.
Wages depend on experience and position, but range from the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour, said Nancy DiGiammarco, marketing, sales and public relations director.
The park is open for six months, starting May 7 with weekend operations. Staring on Memorial Day the park is open seven days a week until Labor Day.
Workers who stay for the whole season are eligible for bonuses of 50 cents an hour in July and again in August, DiGiammarco said..
Silverwood Theme Park is offering discounted tickets of $19.88 this weekend as it opens for the season. Seems the regular price for adult tickets is $41.99. Season passes are $139.99. You can read all about prices and the park here.
Question: How often do you go to Silverwood each year? Do you buy season passes? Is your experience worth the money you pay?