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UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Silverwood Theme Park cancels Fourth of July fireworks display

Silverwood Theme Park is canceling its annual Fourth of July fireworks show amid concerns about fire danger.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Silverwood Theme Park raises starting wage by $1 per hour

Silverwood Theme Park is raising its starting wage by $1 per hour this summer, to $9.75.


Blood, brains and buckets of fun: Get ready for Scarywood 2017

ATHOL – Scarywood special effects director Chris Russell stood up on the balls of his feet Thursday as he layered makeup on a 7-foot, 350-pound zombie. Prepping the final dress …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend: Five things to do in Spokane

You’re stuck in town for the long weekend? Good. You won’t be bored.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Excitement, awe fill Silverwood’s eclipse party

When Josie Montgomery told her mom a solar eclipse would occur on her 15th birthday, the teen’s mom was skeptical. “She said, ‘You can’t believe everything you read on Facebook,’ …


Grab your towels and sunscreen: Boulder Beach opens this weekend

Admission, which is good for both Boulder Beach and Silverwood, is $48 for adults and $25 for youth; buy three days in advance online and save $8 for an adult …


Being scary has become big business across the nation’s theme parks

The theme park industry’s biggest trick might be the way it earns so many treats for itself each year during the Halloween season.


Scarywood has teens looking over their shoulders

The question means different things to different people, but it’s an obvious one: Is Scarywood actually scary?


Silverwood’s team found inspiration for Scarywood at Knott’s Scary Farm

The leaders of Silverwood knew theme parks across the country were attracting record-setting crowds at a time when the park near Sandpoint was used to being a ghost town.


Silverwood to hire 1,400 for season, host job fair Saturday

Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d’Alene will hire and train up to 1,400 seasonal workers this year. Apply at www.workatsilverwood.com. A hiring fair with interviews will be held Saturday …


Here’s how to make the most of summer’s last splash

Many Inland Northwest students return to school next week. And thanks to the calendar this year, parents don’t get a final three-day weekend to live it up before their kids …


Silverwood ready for season

Silverwood Theme Park opens for the season Saturday. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park’s Porter Steam Locomotive, Old Engine No. 7, tickets will be $19.15 this weekend.


Silverwood ready for season

Silverwood Theme Park opens for the season Saturday. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park’s Porter Steam Locomotive, Old Engine No. 7, tickets will be $19.15 this weekend.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 24, 2014, 4:20 p.m.

Silverwood reopens water park after fire

A fire broke out this afternoon in a restroom/changing room at Silverwood’s Boulder Beach Water Park near Athol. Silverwood temporarily evacuated the water park as firefighters fought the fire.


Silverwood Theme Park hiring fair draws range of applicants

The parking lot at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds was packed Saturday and the lines were long as hundreds of people turned out to seek summer jobs at Silverwood Theme Park. …


Silverwood’s Paul Norton to lead Idaho Travel Council

When Paul Norton was 10, 11 and 12 years old, he didn’t mind the duties he and his brothers were assigned for the family business: Go on family trips to …


Silverwood sued after woman frightened after-hours at ‘Scarywood’

When does a Halloween scare go too far? A Kootenai County jury may decide just that after a Benton County woman filed a civil lawsuit against Silverwood Theme Park last …


Book Notes: Auntie’s sets Doig reading

I have to admit, whenever I read an Ivan Doig novel, I get an itch to move to Montana. Now that his latest, “The Bartender’s Tale,” is sitting on my …


Eye on Boise: Fighting wrongful firing lawsuit costly for Idaho

BOISE – Idaho’s legal bill for fighting the wrongful firing lawsuit from former Transportation Director Pam Lowe: $540,479 and counting. Information obtained under the Idaho Public Records Law shows that’s …


Recently back from Iraq, Guard members play for day at Silverwood

Brian Dalka was in Iraq with the Idaho Army National Guard during his second daughter’s birth. “But I heard it over the phone,” Dalka said. Dalka, his wife and two …


Silverwood attendance reaches new heights

Some lucky guest at Silverwood Theme Park on Wednesday night will win a 2011 season pass as the North Idaho attraction celebrates a record annual attendance of 600,000 guests. That’s …


Scarywood boosts Silverwood to record attendance

Some lucky guest at Silverwood Theme Park on Wednesday night will win a 2011 season pass as the North Idaho attraction celebrates a record annual attendance of 600,000 guests. That’s …


After dark, Silverwood’s a different park

Forget what you know about Silverwood Theme Park. As the Scarywood Haunted Nights moves in for one last fright-filled week, the park’s family fun reputation makes way for thrill-seekers scared …


Scarywood’s new features foreshadow frightful fall

Last year a group of 20-something women was wandering through Scarywood – the Halloween incarnation of Silverwood Theme Park – wondering aloud how scary it would really be, when a …


Rising above it all

Lydia Holland has experienced a lot of things in her 101 years, but never had she seen her family’s old 300-acre farm at Stateline from the air. That changed this …


Silverwood Theme Park

So your travel budget this summer may not let you afford a trip to play somewhere far away. Luckily for you, the Northwest’s largest theme park is nearby, just north …


Thrills rise to new heights

Pennsylvania college student Richard Palamara couldn’t stop screaming Monday at the monster he named: the steely 191-foot roller coaster Aftershock. And shock it did, as Silverwood Theme Park’s newest ride …