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September 20
Court dispositions and sheriff's log
Naples Elementary locked down for emergency landing: Naples ​Elementary School ​went into lock down ​at approximately 12:10 p.m. today to accommodate the emergency landing of a medical helicopter for a non-school related incident.
Warrant served on horse rescue facility: The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a horse boarding/horse rescue facility in the Naples area today. The warrant was obtained in conjunction with an investigation into reports that animals were being abused or neglected at the facility.
St. Ann's says thanks!
St. Ann's donation
The congregation at St. Ann's Catholic church sends out heartfelt thanks to Idaho Forest Group for donating $35,000 worth of lumber for the new church! Parishoners are grateful for all the help and donations they have received so far!
4H Friday Friends need those who will share: 4-H Friday Friends needs community volunteers; someone to come share with the kids some form of valuable information or teach them an activity.
September 18
~ Fire restrictions lifted ~
Agencies responsible for managing lands and providing wildland fire protection in the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch area, which includes Boundary County, have lifted fire restrictions for the entire area. With the cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, conditions no longer warrant extreme fire danger; however, Forest Service personnel are still reminding the public to be careful with their fires. Fire managers would like to thank everyone for their patience during fire restrictions and for their help preventing wildfires.
Early morning drill to test abilities: Boundary County will activate its Emergency Operations Center at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow in a training exercise with several other agencies. Residents with police scanners will hear radio traffic involving emergency services throughout the county.
Year off to a great start at Valley View: The school year is off to a great start and the students and staff at Valley View are excited to be back into our hallways. The school looks great and we are very appreciative of all the hard work of the custodial staff and many others over the summer.
Dye job to aid fishery understanding: From September 24 through 29, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct dye tracer and aerial mapping studies on the Kootenai River. Data from the studies will support Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Kootenai Tribe of Idaho fisheries and river restoration projects.
College application week coming to BFHS: Idaho College Application Week is November 6 through 9, and at Bonners Ferry High School, teachers and counselors encourage eligible students to apply to at least one college during the week. And that's not all that lies ahead for BFHS students who have their eyes on higher education.
September 17
Third-annual Community Quilt Show coming: The third-annual Bonners Ferry Non-Judged Community Quilt Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. There'll be door prizes, quilt sales, vendors, demos and to add icing to the cake, the winner of the beautiful community quilt will be drawn!
September 16
Robert Joseph DombroskiSearch underway for missing Libby man: Searchers in Lincoln County are looking for Robert Joseph Dombroski, who was last seen Thursday night in Libby at around 10 p.m. wearing a black long sleeved Rob Zombie T-shirt, black slacks and black tennis shoes. He is 6'4" and 172 pounds. He has sandy blonde hair and a scorpion tattoo.
~ Firefighter needs parts for skidder ~
‎Nichole Anthony‎ is in search of a planetary ring gear and an axle gear for a 518 skidder #5051788 as Joe is up on a fire broke down. If anyone can help please call (406) 291-7014.
September 15
Lock rigs, don't leave good stuff in plain sight: The Bonners Ferry Police Department would like to remind you to be sure to lock your vehicles when unattended. Do not leave valuables such as iPods, phones, money or guns in unsecured vehicles.
Bart DavisDavis gets Senate confirmation as Idaho's U.S. Attorney: The nomination of Idaho State Senator Bart Davis to serve as Idaho’s next United States Attorney was confirmed Thursday evening by the United States Senate. Davis’ nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote on Thursday, September 7.
Rathdrum woman killed in three-car crash: A Rathdrum woman lost her life Thursday afternoon after her vehicle was rear-ended on SH53 near Rathdrum.
September 14
Idaho Panhandle National Forests weekend wildfire update: There were two new wildfires detected across the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch zone since last week. They were quickly contained and are being monitored. Even with the cooler temperatures and possible precipitation, fuel moistures are still very dry and fire danger remains extreme.
Fit & Fall Proof class starts Monday: The Bonners Ferry Senior Hospitality Center will begin the fall session of the “Fit and Fall Proof Class” at 10:45 a.m. Monday, September 18. The class is specifically targeted for older adults or anyone who would like to improve their fitness or has a history of falling or a fear of falling.
Boundary County Commission minutes, August 28
September 13
Eller bringing Bad Asses and Disasters to museum: The Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and the Boundary County Historical Society and Museum are pleased to present “Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho” a performance by Idaho songwriter Gary Eller, at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at the Boundary County Museum, 7229 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. His performance will be followed by a jam session, so bring along your instruments!
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Letters & Opinions
Rosanne Smith: The City Council of Moyie Springs is moving forward to make our fire department a corporation. The reason for this is then the RR will give/donate funds to build a new fire station.
Patricia Christo: What a wonderful article (Locals taking part in Walk to End Alzheimer's, September 11)! Thank you for publishing! Thank you for walking!
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Sports & Outdoors
Make the call to catch poachers: With many hunting seasons in progress or about to begin, the Idaho Fish and Game is asking the public to call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline if they witness a violation of fish and game laws.
Correction: Badgers win in overtime: Thompson Falls had a great defensive game Friday night,but Bonners Ferry rallied to a 28-26 win in overtime.
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James Grant Malmquist, Sr., 75, Bonners Ferry, passed away September, 8, 2017, in his home under the care of his beloved wife of 40 years, Leona Malmquist. The family invites you to celebrate his life at noon Sunday, September 24, by having a moment of silent prayer in his honor.
Donald Joel Alexander, July 21, 1942 ~ August 27, 2017
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Hannah SimsSims preparing for state DYW in Idaho Falls: High school senior girls from across Idaho, including Hannah Sims of Bonners Ferry High School, will join together in Idaho Falls for the Distinguished Young Women of Idaho program to be held Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 at the Civic Auditorium.
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Thursday, September 21
Badger girls league soccer, home vs. Timberlake, 4 p.m.
Badger boys league soccer, home vs. Timberlake, 6 p.m.
Will and Estate Planning: The Basics, 6:30 p.m., Bonners Ferry Visitor's Center. A free legal class by attorney Tom Bushnell, all are welcome!
Badger league volleyball at Timberlake, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 22
Multi-Family Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 517 Westwood Drive, Moyie Springs.
Lego Club at the Boundary County Library, 1 to 3 p.m. All ages welcome and we provide Legos! 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Fab Lab Class by appointment, 1 to 7 p.m., two hour sessions. Boundary County Library. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Badger league football at Pullman, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 23
Multi-Family Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 517 Westwood Drive, Moyie Springs.
Huge Swap Meet, 8 a.m. to ?? at the Home Bar in Troy, on the grass and across the street. Wallie will be cooking up great BBQ, lots of new biker things and so much more!
Chess Club, 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and skill levels welcome! Boundary County Library. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Badger volleyball at Riverside High School, 12:30 p.m.
Farm to Table Local Gourmet Feast, 6 to 9 p.m., Boundary County Fairgrounds. Local organic produce from the GROW Community Garden will be featured along with locally raised meat, flowers, and fruit from Boundary County. We will feature Meet Your Producers, in which some of our local producers will share their stories. If you are interested in helping with the event or supplying local produce, contact Kate at the Extension Office. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Bonners Books, the UI Extension Office, or by clicking here. To find out more, call (208) 267-3235.
Sunday, September 24
Huge Swap Meet, 8 a.m. to ?? at the Home Bar in Troy, on the grass and across the street. Wallie will be cooking up great BBQ, lots of new biker things and so much more!
Monday, September 25
Fab Lab Class by appointment, 1 to 7 p.m. in two hour sessions. Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Tuesday, September 26
Successful Techniques for Fall Weed Spraying for Lawns and Pastures, 1 to 4 p.m., Boundary County Extension Office. Bring your questions and problems! Pesticide recertification credits will be available. $5. To find out more, call (208) 267-3235.
Computer Tutoring by appointment, 1 to 5 p.m. in one hour sessions. Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Badger girls soccer at Stillwater Christian, Kalispell, 4 p.m.
Badger boys soccer at Stillwater Christian, Kalispell, 4 p.m.
Badger league volleyball, home vs. Kellogg, 7 p.m.
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