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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.

Firework sales blast off this weekend

Firework sales blast off this weekend

The Fourth of July is just a week away, and firework sales begin this weekend!

Washington State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy wants to remind residents to know the local laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks, and to make sure you are only using legal fireworks. This year, 937 licenses were issued for retail firework stands.

A fireworks ban has been in place in the unincorporated areas of Spokane County for 21 years, as well as Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney and Liberty Lake.

Fireworks are legal on private property in Airway Heights, Medical Lake and Deer Park.

Bottle rockets, missiles and firecrackers are illegal anywhere in Washington state.

In Coeur d'Alene, non-aerial fireworks are allowed on private property but not in public places like Tubbs Hill or City Park.

If you do find yourself in an area where fireworks are allowed, there are some guidelines you to keep in mind to make sure your family has a safe and fun Fourth.

CdA MMA fighter to wear Idaho made gear in televised fight

CdA MMA fighter to wear Idaho made gear in televised fight

A professional Bellator MMA fighter will be sporting a LC Valley apparel and fight gear company's product this weekend in a nationally televised fight.


Steven Smith, who started Kumite in 2008, says light heavyweight Jamelle Jones of Coeur d'Alene will be wearing Kumite fight shorts Friday, June 6, at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Jones also coaches college wrestling at North Idaho College.

Hoopfest registration deadline extended

Hoopfest registration deadline extended

If you missed the Hoopfest registration deadline you’re in luck. Hoopfest has extended the deadline through Monday and will allow up to 150 more teams to register.