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Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”

Fifth annual 5k Dash for Cash this Saturday

Fifth annual 5k Dash for Cash this Saturday

Get ready to lace up your running shoes for a good cause. This Saturday is the 5th Annual “Dash for Cash,” raising money for member agencies of the United Way of Moscow/Latah County.

The 5k fun run begins at 9 am at Toyota of Pullman, with the route taking runners and walkers to Moscow and back.

Registration is $22 for adults and $12 for children ages six to 15 and includes a commemorative t-shirt. Pre-registration is open online now through Friday the 19th at 5 pm and is encouraged for a faster check-in. All participants should be at the starting area by 8 am Saturday.

Before and after the Dash for Cash, participants will be treated to light refreshments from Team Idaho Real Estate, Idaho Ice, Dutch Brothers, Rosauers and Moscow Food Co-Op. There will also be awards for first through third place in the male, female, youth, adult and senior categories.

Funds raised by the Dash for Cash benefit the following organizations:

SCRAPS offering adoption special on cats

SCRAPS offering adoption special on cats

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is bursting at the seams with cats! According to Shelter Operations Manager Mary Reynolds-Paullin, SCRAPS has been inundated with cats all summer and now the other local rescue groups are full.

“Our cat room is overflowing with beautiful, adoptable cats that desperately need loving homes,” Reynolds-Paullin said.

SCRAPS is offering a great cat adoption special starting on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th. Cat adoption fees will be waived and cats and kittens can be adopted for just the price of a license ($15).

SCRAPS also reminds the public that they have spay/neuter vouchers available for both cats and dogs. For the price of a pet license, SCRAPS will provide you with a ‘dollars off’ coupon to have your pet spayed or neutered.

Thunder on the Snake Jet Boat Races this weekend

Thunder on the Snake Jet Boat Races this weekend

The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public to cooperate for this weekend's Thunder on the Snake Jet Boat Races on Saturday and Sunday.

They are asking all recreational boats to stay to the side of the river, don't produce a wake and keep the course clear during the following times:

  • Saturday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Racing will take place from Hells Gate Marine to Bear Bar on both days.

Perseid meteor shower Star Party tonight

Perseid meteor shower Star Party tonight

If the storm clouds clear we'll be in for an incredible show from the stars tonight, and the Nez Perce National Historical Park wants to make sure you get the most out of it.

Ranger Kevin Peters and Lewis-Clark State College Professor Emeritus Dr. Victor Kriss will hose a Perseid meteor shower Start Party tonight, August 12, at the park in Spalding.

Starting at 8:00 pm at the visitor center, Kriss will talk about the meteor shower and its origin, and Peters will talk about the influence of stars in the Nez Perce culture.

As the sky darkens, everyone will be invited to go outside and view the shooting stars. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on, and something warm to wear.

The actual peak of the meteor shower will be at about midnight, but a bright moon will interfere with the best watching. However, the meteors at around 9 or 10 pm should be long, spectacular shooting stars – about one every five minutes.

Eastern Washington 4th of July celebrations

Eastern Washington 4th of July celebrations

Looking for 4th of July fireworks in your community? Check out the list we've compiled for you:

 

Adams County:

  • Othello – Lions Park at 10:00 pm

Asotin County:

  • Clarkston – Adams Field, Clarkston High School at 10:00 pm

Benton County:

  • Benton City – Little League Fields at Dusk
  • Kennewick – Columbia Park at Dusk
  • Prosser – Prosser High School at 10:00 pm

Columbia County:

None listed

Douglas County:

  • Watervillw – NCW Fairgrounds at 10:00 pm

Ferry County:

North Idaho 4th of July Celebrations

North Idaho 4th of July Celebrations

Looking for 4th of July celebrations in your community? Check out the list we've compiled for you:

 

Bonners Ferry – Parade at 5:00 pm on Main Street, activities all day and fireworks at dusk at Boundary County Fair Grounds.

Clark Fork – Fourth of July Celebration, 7:30 am, fireworks at dusk at the baseball field.

Coeur d'Alene - 4th of July Festival, 10:00 am at City Park, fireworks at dusk.

Harrison – Fourth of July Fireworks, dusk on the waterfront.

Hope – Fireworks at dusk over the lake.

Laclade - 32nd Annual Family Days Fourth of July, 7:00 am at the Community Center, fireworks at dusk at Riley Creek Recreation Area.

Moscow – Independence Day Celebration, Noon at Friendship Square.