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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Film Festival Proceeds To Help Local Trails

No plans for Sunday night? Do something fun while helping out local trails. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be shown at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center on January 25 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Proceeds go to support the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation as well as The Satipo Kids Project located in Satipo, Peru. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00at the door. They're available at Vertical Earth and the Camera Corral in downtown Coeur d’Alene as well as all area Zip’s Drive-ins in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Hayden.

Eight films will be shown including 'Journey to the Center' about BASE jumpers on a 10,000 mile cultural exploration of China, 'Crux,' about some pretty fearless snowboarders, and other films about kayaking, backcountry skiing, and bicycling.

For more information, call North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation Manager Charlie Miller at 208-292-1634.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

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