With a goal of returning injured raptors to the wild, BIRDS OF PREY NORTHWEST providesmedical care to sick, injured & orphaned birds.
Headed by birds of prey biologist/expert Janie Veltkamp, the non-profit facility educates the public about raptors, their protection, & how they are critical to our ecosystem.
For rescue emergency of an eagle, hawk, falcon or owl, call 208-245-1367 or 208-582-0797; or Idaho Fish & Game, 208-769-1414.
If there's a void in your life - family members you're looking for & haven't found - Kootenai County Genealogical Society members are available each Wednesday from 1-4 pm at HAYDEN LIBRARY. Let them help you - no charge.
Get assistance completing the branches of family trees.
HAYDEN LIBRARY is located at 8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden. Phone 208-772-5612. Find more programs HERE.
Sign up for the FREE "Crime Reports" map, available from KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, which shows recent locations of car thefts, burglaries, assaults, sex offenders & more.
KCSO also offers "Alert" mass emergency notifications for Kootenai County & from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security. Sign up HEREor call 208-446-1300.
"Because safe neighborhood are everybody's business", proactive "Block Watch" programs exist in our communities. To find out more, or to organize one, contact:
FREE bicycle licensing is offered by POST FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT so if bikes become lost or stolen, they can be returned to the rightful owners easier & quicker. (Unclaimed bicycles are eventually sold to auction after 90 days.)
Bicycle licenses are issued at the police department M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Bikes need to be taken to station, located at 1717 E. Polson Ave., Post Falls, 208-773-3517.
Licensing can also be done online. More info HERE.
"SAFE KIDS KOOTENAI COUNTY" aims to reduce accidental drownings, especially among children, by supplying & maintaining life jacket loaner stations at popular boat launches.
FREE of charge, the public can use & then return the U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFDs sized from infant to adult XL (with instructions on how to choose the proper one.)
For more info, contact Donna Kalanick at 208-625-5722, or click HERE.
Transportation services are available at no cost to Kootenai & Benewah County rIders.
CITYLINK operates 4 routes, 7 days a week, including holidays, with over 150 stops.
CITYLINK buses have seating for 33 people, racks for bicycles & wheelchair lifts.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offers at no cost, unbiased Medicare benefits info & assistance through workshops. If preferred, an app't can be set for one-on-one counseling at 2005 Ironwood Parkway, CdA, by calling 1-800-247-4422.
SHIBA is a service of Idaho Department of Insurance.
Some businesses offer FREE community meeting rooms. Each has requirements or purposes, so be sure to call stores for specifics.
1717 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (lobby); 208-773-3517
alert! kootenai notifications
Sign up for the FREE "Kootenai County Emergency Alert Program" - receive critical information on major forest fires, flooding, winter storms, road closures, evacuations of buildings/neighborhoods & more.
Time-sensitive messages will be sent wherever you specify - your home, mobile or business phones, email or text messages.
"If we can't reach you, we can't alert you". Sign up HERE.
idaho state police news
Be knowledgeable. Sign up for news releases (traffic delays/accidents & more) from IDAHO STATE POLICE.
Past reports have been archived & can be accessed as well. Sign up HERE.
child car seat
Car seat inspections are offered FREE of charge at KOOTENAI HEALTH for new parents & caregivers.
The program exists to prevent unintentional childhood injury or death. Call 208-625-4642 to schedule an appointment.
KOOTENAI HEALTH is located at 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene.