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Around the Corner

Feb. 7, 2018 Updated Thu., Feb. 8, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.

Silverwood to launch blog to celebrate 30 years

Silverwood Theme Park will be launching a new, fan-named blog, Silverwood Express, in April to help celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The blog name is a tribute to the park’s “humble beginnings as a town with a train,” according to a release sent out by the park. Silverwood Express received 349 votes of the 700 submitted, beating out Our Silverwood and Go Silverwood.

The blog will feature short, tip-driven articles, behind-the-scenes insights, advertorial content and ticket giveaways for guests and lifelong season pass holders.

Blog topic suggestions may be sent to

Coeur d’Alene barber hopes prize wheel builds community

Coeur d’Alene barbershop Mavericks Men’s Hair has teamed with local businesses to offer clients the opportunity to spin a game-style wheel on the wall to win prizes.

The wheel also offer challenges, such as to purchase flowers for a loved one, with the goal of strengthening the community in downtown Coeur d’Alene, owner Michael Kassarjian said in a news release.

Mavericks, which opened last summer, is in the Innovation Den at 418 E. Lakeside Ave.. It is open 9 a.m.-6 pm. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Theme park earns high rating for aquatic safety

StarGuard ELITE has recognized Silverwood Theme Park with a “4-Star” award, based on unannounced evaluations of lifeguard performance, skills and scenarios, attraction dispatch performance, faculty and operations and management.

StarGuard ELITE seeks to provide a complete aquatic risk prevention system and provides service to more than 100 international facilities.

Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest. To submit items for consideration, email Business Editor Paul W. Smith at

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