Burn permits required beginning May 10:
Starting May 10, Idahoans must obtain a burn
permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL)
before starting certain controlled burn
activities. Permits can be obtained online
or in person.
Brittany Spangler new Bonners Ferry
Distinguished Young Woman:
Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women program,
staged on Saturday, fulfilled its promise to
dazzle all those in attendance with its
performances, stage decorations, costumes and
dresses, and eleven remarkable and talented
young women participating in the event, all with
the backdrop of this year's theme: Around the
World in 80 Days.
New Boundary County businesses discussed at Big
Ideas Dinner: Big
Ideas were shared at last night's Bonners Ferry
Chamber of Commerce Big Ideas Dinner 2016. Along
with dinner, Chamber of Commerce officers
presented details for upcoming events being
planned for Boundary County, and
several local entrepreneurs presented summaries
of businesses they are developing. The evenng
included an update on the status of Bonners Ferry's new
Shopko store currently being built on the South
Please join us at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge for
the first Friends of KNWR sponsored program of 2016 to
learn about the fascinating geology of North Idaho. Dr.
McFaddan will explain how geologic upheaval and colossal
forces formed the Purcell Trench which connects the
Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. This will be an
indoor and outdoor program. Dress appropriately for the
What: Geology of the Purcell Trench;
preceded by a short walk to see some of the geologic
features Dr. McFaddan will discuss. Who: Dr. Mark McFaddan When: Friday, May 6, 2016 Where: Education Barn at KNWR Time: 6:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $2.00
The Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is an
all-volunteer organization. All program donations are
used to bring future programs to the Refuge and to help
fund projects the Friends assist with at the Refuge.
Saturday, May 7
The 2016 North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will take place
May 7 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds from 8:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. The Stand Down is a kickoff to a program
created by St. Vincent de Paul to assist veterans and
their families in Idaho's five northern counties with
services throughout the year.
Service organizations that provide medical, dental,
housing, clothing, clothing repair, food assistance,
haircuts, massages and bike repair will be available at
the Stand Down. Employers who have immediate openings
will be taking applications.
A hot meal will be served to all veterans, volunteers
and service providers. There will be activities for the
entire family. Military surplus will be available, but
due to a new VA mandate it will only be distributed to
homeless and disadvantaged veterans.
For more information or veterans assistance call Eric
Swanbeck, St. Vincent de Paul Veteran Services
Coordinator at (208) 664-3095, ext. 314.
Boundary County Museum special program Saturday, May 7,
dedicating the "Stories of the Rails," section of the
Museum Courtyard. This will include stories by retired
railroad workers, lunch, stories by local historian
Howard Kent, stories of logging camps and railroads, and
Click here to see the official flyer for this event.
It all begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Boundary County
Sunday, May 8
The Bonners Ferry Eagles #3522 will be hosting their
annual Mother’s Day breakfast from 8:00 a..m. til 11:00
a.m. on Sunday, May 8 at the Eagle Aerie on Second
Street (behind Akins Harvest Foods). Menu will be
omelets with ham or sausage to order, hash browns,
fruit, fruit juices, coffee and tea. Donation is $6.00
with all proceeds going to The Friends of the Restorium.
Bring “Mom” and the family in for a wonderful meal to
honor Mothers everywhere.