Today is the deadline to qualify to win the early bird prizes in the North Idaho College Foundation’s 16th annual Really BIG Raffle. The early bird prizes include a $500 Costco gift card and a $250 fuel card.
The Really BIG Raffle is the major fundraiser for the college and supports student and program needs, along with providing a learning laboratory for NIC’s carpentry students.
Tickets are $100 each and only 5,000 are available. The drawing will be held July 8.
The raffle’s grand prize is a $300,000 home. Other prizes include a $20,000 car, a $10,000 boat, a $3,500 vacation package and a $2,000 shopping spree.
Tickets are available at the NIC Foundation Office and Super 1 Foods in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum and Trading Company Stores in Post Falls.
To purchase tickets and for more information, call (208) 769-3271 or visit www.nic.edu/foundation.
Federal grant feeds trail effort
The cities of Sandpoint, Kootenai and Ponderay, Bonner County and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality were awarded a $650,000 Environmental Protection Agency environmental protection assessment grant to evaluate potential contaminants along a two-mile shoreline corridor and develop a trail between the cities. The project area includes Black Rock, the site of a former silver and lead smelter.
A broad-based community effort is underway to explore options to create a nonmotorized greenbelt along the northwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille, including property and easement purchases, trail amenities and a railroad underpass. Trail advocates say the benefits of such a trail include access to waterfront, a nonmotorized connection between the three cities, and the potential for a waterfront park in Ponderay.
For more information about the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail, visit www.pobtrail.org.
Fairhurst named city clerk
Post Falls has appointed Carol Fairhurst as city clerk.
Fairhurst has served as deputy clerk since 2006 and is a state-certified municipal clerk.
Students receive science awards
North Idaho College science students were recently awarded scholarships in the college’s natural sciences division.
Students receiving awards include Elizabeth Beechler of Coeur d’Alene, who received the W. James Burns Award, an annual scholarship given to top students in the biology department. The scholarship will cover one year of tuition and other fees at NIC.
Kenneth Beamer of Rathdrum received the Robert D. Murray Outstanding Transfer Student Award. Bryne Rush of Rathdrum received the Outstanding Chemistry Student Award.
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