School bus route changes on Deep Creek Loop:
In order to reduce delays in transporting
students living on Deep Creek Loop, which
remains closed at the north end from Peaceful
Way to Highway 95, School District 101 will have
a second bus running Deep Creek Loop beginning
Expect Highway 95 delays as slide area still
unstable: The Idaho
Transportation Department advised the Boundary
County Sheriff's Office late this morning that they will reduce
travel on Highway 95 near Mountain Meadows Road
to one lane until the hillside which slid onto
the highway last weekend can be deemed stable.
Readers lift NewsBF to a new milestone:
At 10:06 p.m. Thursday, someone clicked a button
Facebook page, and established News Bonners
Ferry as the best liked local news source in Boundary
County. We can't be sure who our 5,000th
Facebook friend is, but we are glad you stopped
Highway 95 moving, Deep Creek
As of 8 p.m. today, Highway 95 at mile 498.6 six
miles south of Bonners Ferry remains down to one
lane of traffic with flaggers after a major mud
slide Tuesday evening. Deep Creek Loop, which
was shut down not long after the slide, remains
Gearing up for 15th CommUNITY breakfast:
The Bonners Ferry Rotary is pleased to announce
its 15th annual CommUNITY Breakfast and Silent
Auction, to be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday,
April 22, at the Valley Event Center at the
Boundary County Fairgrounds.
Kootenai Tribe seeks aquaculture tech:
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is seeking to hire
an Aquaculture Technician II, who will work in
assisting in all phases of production of burbot
at the Kootenai Tribe’s Sturgeon and Burbot
Hatchery in Moyie Springs.
Applegate's body recovered from river:
The body of a Bonners Ferry man who fell into
the Kootenai River near Troy while scouting for
wedding locations with his fiancé in December
has been recovered by the Lincoln County
Meet the second five DYW participants:
Twenty of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding
junior girls are taking part in this year's
Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women
Scholarship Program April 29 at the Becker
Auditorium, and in each of the next three weeks, we'll
introduce you to five more of the young women now
preparing for “A Night at the Oscars.”
Staying safe and healthy during and after a
In the wake of several North Idaho communities
experiencing flooding and anticipating more rain
this week, Panhandle Health District (PHD) is
reminding residents to stay safe and healthy
during and after flood conditions.
Major mudslide closes Highway 95:
Boundary County was hit once again by a mudslide
Tuesday evening that shut down travel on U.S.
95, this one the most significant since the
major slides of 20 years ago. The hillside on
the north side of the highway came down in a
rush just south of Mountain Meadows Road near
mile 498 at about 8:39 p.m.
Flood warning extended as more rain forecast:
The National Weather Service has extended its
flood warning until noon Saturday as another
round of rain is expected Thursday night and
into Friday on ground that is too waterlogged to
absorb more moisture.
history of the Ash Street hill: With all the mudslides occurring this year and
in particular the slide off on the South Hill on
Ash Street Saturday, the staff at the Boundary
County Museum thought the folks of Boundary
County might enjoy a “slip sliding away” history
of how the South Hill arrived at its current
20 Mile Water under boil notice:
The Twenty Mile Creek Water Association is under
a drinking water advisory until further notice
following depressurization of the water system
caused by a water main break.
Congressman Raul Labrador: Fresh
off of an election that delivered a unified
Republican government, the nation is in a
position to finally see the realization of the
party’s biggest campaign promise — the total
repeal of Obamacare. Last week, House leadership
produced a bill that fell far short of that
It has come to my attention that certain people
in authority are pushing for a county wide fire
district. While this sounds great on its face,
there are many problems with this plan.
Hayden Lake angler reels in the latest state
North Idaho angler Scott Kerns now holds the the
Idaho catch-and-release record for Northern
Pike. He caught a 44-plus inch Northern Pike
while ice fishing on Hayden Lake in early March.
The fish, weighing approximately 33 pounds, was
a true trophy for any angler.
Spring chinook seasons set:
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved the
spring chinook seasons and rules for the Snake,
Clearwater, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers
during its regular meeting Thursday, March 16,
in Boise. Fishing will open April 22.
Fall will bring more elk tags, fewer mule deer:
Hunters will see fewer hunting opportunities for
mule deer does in the fall, but more controlled
hunts for elk, particularly cow elk.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners on Thursday,
March 17 set the hunting seasons for deer, elk,
bear, pronghorn, mountain lion and wolf. The
rules will be available online and in print in
Lauretta Tase Walters passed away peacefully at
the Boundary County Restorium on March 17, 2017.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April
6, in the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home Chapel,
Bonners Ferry, with private interment in
Merrill and Betty to celebrate 70th anniversary:
Merrill Marcy and Betty Patterson were married March 30, 1947,
in Naples, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to attend an
open house in celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary at
the Chic-N-Chop Restaurant in Bonners Ferry between 1 and 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 1.
Garrek Dlug earns pilot's wings:
Garrek Dlug, 17, is Bonners Ferry’s newest
private pilot. Garrek started training for his
license last year through an Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) Ground School
Boundary County Quilts Beyond Borders Sew Day,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boundary County Extension Office. To find out more,
call Carol Jean Hubbard at (208) 255-6980.
Understanding Your Credit Score, 3 to
4:30 p.m., Boundary County Extension office, 6447
Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To register, call (208) 267-3235.
Kootenai River Days Meeting, 5 p.m.
Monday, in the Kootenai River Inn meeting room. All
volunteers or anyone interested in being involved is
welcomed to attend!
Thursday, March 30
Donkey Basketball, 6 p.m., Bonners
Ferry High School Gym. Advance tickets are $8 adults, $6
students and $4 children, available at the high school
office, tickets at the door $1 more. Proceeds benefit
the high school athletic department general fund.
Lake Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" public
meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Ponderay Events Center,
401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E, Ponderay. IDFG staff will
give a presentation summarizing fisheries information
and activities related to the Lake Pend Oreille fishery
from the past year. Anyone interested in the Lake Pend
Oreille fishery is welcome to attend.
Friday, March 31
DIY Greenhouse From Cattle Panels to Extend Your
Gardening Season, 1 to 4 p.m., Boundary County
Extension office, 6447 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry.
Construct a very sturdy, low cost greenhouse using metal
cattle panels and a plastic cover in this class. Adding
shade cloth in summer can protect your plants from heat
stress and reduce watering needs. The panels will also
protect your plants from predation by deer. Cost is $5,
call (208) 267-3235 to register.
BFHS Robotics Open House,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Boundary County
Middle School Robotics Shop. Come see
the team awnd meet this year's robot
Saturday, April 1
Free First Saturday at the Boundary County
Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission
sponsored by Paul and Sue Graves.
Badger Softball, 3 p.m., double header at Riverside.
Helping Hands of Naples People Helping People
Fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m., South Boundary Fire
Station 1, Naples. All you can eat homemade ham feast
with dessert, $7 adults, $5 kids 4-10, $25 for a family
of five. Kids three and under eat free!
Gil Rivas live, 5 to 8 p.m., Kootenai
River Brewing Company, 6424 Riverside Street, Bonners
Ferry. For reservations or to find out more, call (208)