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Free Boater Education courses to be offered throughout Grant County

Free Boater Education courses to be offered throughout Grant County

 

Grant County residents interested in obtaining their boaters license will have the opportunity to take a free boater education course in multiple locations throughout the county. Classes are provided and instructed by the Grant County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit.

 

These courses are free to attend and no registration is required at most locations; registration is required for the Quincy class listed below. All materials and testing supplies will be provided.

 

A boater education card is required to operate motor vessels and personal watercraft with 15 horsepower or more. The minimum age to obtain a Boater Education Card is 12 years old. 

 

Information on when and where the classes will be offered are listed below:

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

Grant County Sheriff's Office offering free Boater Education class March 21 in Moses Lake

Grant County Sheriff's Office offering free Boater Education class March 21 in Moses Lake

 

The Grant County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit will offer a free Boating Education Course on Saturday March 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class will take place at the Grant County Sheriff's Office Sub-Station at 1274 Lowry Street in Moses Lake. No registration is needed to attend.

 

A boater education card is required to operate motor vessels with 15 or more horsepower. The minimum age to obtain the Boater Education Card is 12 years of age, but those born before January 1, 1955 are exempt from the Boater Education Card requirement.

 

All materials and testing supplies will be provided. Questions can be directed to the Sheriff's Office at 509-754-2011, or mearney@grantcountywa.gov.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

OMWBE Get Certified Campaign to host educational workshops around the state Jan. 20-23

OMWBE Get Certified Campaign to host educational workshops around the state Jan. 20-23

The Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) has announced the office will  launching a statewide ‘Get Certified’ campaign starting January 20th intended to help more women- and minority-owned businesses win contracts with state and local governments.

 

The campaign will be held from January 20th through January 23rd. Activities will include conducting more than 35 educational workshops and other stops across the state to help boost understanding for small, diverse businesses regarding the benefits getting a variety of certifications – including OMWBE certification.

Area Get Certified Roadshow events will take place at the following:

Wednesday, January, 21st

  • Republic |10:00 a.m. |Ferry County PUD 686 S Clark Ave Republic, WA 99166
  • Kettle Falls| 2:00 p.m. | Sandy's Drive Inn 1045 U.S. 395
  • Colville | 5:00 p.m. Dept of Transportation Upstairs Meeting Room 440 North Hwy, North Roundabout

 

Thursday, January 22nd

Annual Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum set for Feb. 3-5

Annual Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum set for Feb. 3-5

The 2015 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum scheduled for February 3rd - 5th , 2015 at the newly expanded Spokane Convention Center Complex convenes in less than 3 weeks. The largest farm machinery show in the Inland Northwest will host 300 exhibitors and conduct 36 educational seminars and forums relating to agri-business from large-scale operations to small acreage farms and ranches. Exhibitors will range from large farm equipment manufacturers and service providers to businesses catering to small acreage and part-time farmers who hold down other jobs while also running their family farms. Spokane Ag Expo has been bringing agri-businesses and farmers together for 38 years.

Ryan Floch Memorial Basketball Games will be held at BBCC Jan. 3

The 14th annual Ryan Floch Memorial Basketball Games will be held January 3rd at Big Bend Community College.

The BBCC women host the Alumni at 2:00 p.m., and the men’s team will host an Alumni team at 3:45 p.m.

Local high school teams also will compete in BBCC’s gym Saturday. Odessa-Harrington’s Titans will be the home team against Wilbur-Creston. The boys’ game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the girls wrap up the memorial evening starting at 7:00 p.m.

All gate receipts and donations from these games will go to the Ryan Floch Memorial Scholarship to support student athletes graduating from Class B high schools in Eastern Washington.

Ryan Floch was a basketball standout at Odessa High School. He played for BBCC from 1999 to 2001. Ryan and his brother Drew—a BBCC Foundation scholarship recipient—died with their grandfather and a cousin in a boating accident.

Donations also are accepted in Drew Floch’s name for the BBCC Foundation Scholarship awarded each year to a graduate of Odessa High School.