As winter progresses Idaho roads become more and more treacherous.
To help prevent further accidents and keep drivers safe, Idaho State Police will hold the sixth annual Road Safe driving class next Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Idaho State Police Region Office, 602 W. Prairie Ave., in Coeur d’Alene.
The course will educate participants on situations drivers experience in winter road conditions, specifically in Idaho. A power point presentation, video and discussion will provide drivers with safe driving tips during the winter season, how to handle aggressive drivers, drunk drivers and other driving issues.
The class is free and open to the public.
To register and for more information call 772-6055. Space is limited to 60 people.
County receives funds to help emergency programs
The Shelter National Board Program, chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities, and the United Way of America, recently awarded Kootenai County $69,214 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Local agencies chosen to receive funds from the grant must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
For an application, public or private voluntary agencies need to contact United Way, 501 E. Lakeside Ave., Suite 3. The completed application must be returned by 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Bar Circle Water makes request to add sites
The Bar Circle “S” Water Co., serving approximately 156 households seven miles north of Coeur d’Alene, would like to add a proposed 237-acre subdivision and its potential 47 five-acre residential sites to its service territory.
Bar Circle said the added territory, estimated 1,300 feet from the existing territory, won’t affect existing customers and won’t require construction of additional sources of water supply or reservoir facilities. Adequate capacity on the company’s existing system to serve the proposed subdivision was determined using a hydraulic modeling study, performed by Toothman-Orton Engineering.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will be taking customer comment through Wednesday.
Comments will be accepted via e-mail at www.puc.idaho.gov. Click on “Comments & Questions” and fill in the case number (BCS-W-08-01). Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to 334-3762.
Chamber luncheon Wednesday
On Wednesday the Rathdrum Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 13541 Highway 53 in Rathdrum at noon. Networking begins at 11:45 a.m.
Chamber president Joseph Hume will be giving the State of the Chamber address.
The cost is $10 per person and reservations are required. Call 687-2866.
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