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Briefs April 10, 2010

| April 10, 2010 9:00 PM

Garwood-Sagle impact statement available for review; Spring into Safety Carnival is today

Garwood-Sagle impact statement available for review

COEUR d'ALENE - The U.S. 95 Garwood to Sagle Final Environmental Impact Statement is available for public review.

The FEIS evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the alignment alternatives to improve 31.5 miles of U.S. 95 between Garwood and Sagle (milepost 438.24 to 469.75). The FEIS also identifies a preferred alternative for U.S. 95 between those communities.

The FEIS can be viewed at:

• ITD District 1, 600 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d'Alene, 772-1200

• Athol City Hall, 30355 N. Third St., Athol, 683-2101

• Athol Library, 30399 N. Third St., Athol, 683-2979

• Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, 769-2315

• Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, 772-5612

• Rathdrum Library, 16780 W. Highway 41, Rathdrum, 687-1029

To view the document online, go to itd.idaho.gov, click on Projects, North Idaho, U.S. 95, Garwood to Sagle Environmental Study, then Final Environmental Impact Statement.

CDs of the FEIS are available at ITD District 1 in Coeur d'Alene or by calling 772-1288.

Spring into Safety Carnival is today

The Coeur d'Alene School District is sponsoring its fourth annual Spring into Safety Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Coeur d'Alene High School.

The free event will include a variety of indoor exhibits related to safety and family preparedness.

The Coeur d'Alene city police will have a table where people may dispose of unused, out-of-date prescription medicines.

Outdoors in the south parking lot, children can climb onboard a fire truck and check out a Coast Guard boat. Visitors can tour the county's Mobil Command Unit and the Kootenai-Shoshone Libraries bookmobile.

A shred truck will be on site, courtesy of Numerica Credit Union. Area residents may bring up to two boxes of personal papers for free shredding.

The school district's Nutrition Services department will be selling lunches for $2.50 per person. Each young child who attends will receive a passport booklet to have stamped by participating agencies; completed passports may be returned for a prize.

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