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Silverwood Theme Park to open gates on May 30

Silverwood Theme Park announced today it is set to open its gates the weekend of May 30 and 31, and Silverwood and Boulder Beach will be open for daily operation beginning June 6.

Review: Silverwood makes a wicked transformation for Scarywood

“Ten years of fear” is Silverwood Theme Park’s slogan for Scarywood Haunted Nights in 2019, commemorating its inception in 2009. For a month of each year, the Inland Northwest’s amusement park in Athol undergoes a dramatic change. One might say the place becomes possessed.

Where the boos flow freely: Scarywood celebrates 10 years of making people scream

In 2009, Silverwood took a 180-degree turn with Scarywood Haunted Nights. If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you can think of Scarywood as the Upside Down of Silverwood – rides that were fun-scary are now plain scary-scary, and people are running around the park not to get to their favorite attraction faster but to avoid the monsters chasing them.

Fire burns lumber mill near Athol

Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.

Idaho man dead in crash near Athol

A man from Cocolalla died Friday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 near Athol, according to the Idaho State Police.

Huckleberries: Hayden Christmas cease-fire holds this yuletide

Someone must have declared a cease-fire in the battle for Christmas in that Hayden neighborhood that has pitted an attorney and his homeowners association against each other in the past. Outspoken attorney Jeremy Morris conducted his four-day mega-Christmas light show without much media fanfare or citizen fireworks Dec. 14-18. The crowds came, along with a camel, goats and 27 costumed Bible characters.