Local family establishes conservation easement
on large forest land parcel:
Seven hundred forty-eight acres of forestland in
Boundary County will be conserved as working
forest and wildlife habitat in perpetuity after
the Idaho Department of Lands, in
partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the
U.S. Forest Service, purchased a conservation
easement from the Hubbard family in February.
Forest Funds: Often mentioned in county and
school district budgets--what exactly are they?Any School District discussion
about funding our local schools, or about the
District budget, or school levies, you'll hear those words spoken--"Forest
Funds." They're also brought up in budget
discussions for Boundary County. But what
exactly are these mysterious "Forest Funds?"
Our story explains what they are, how they came
to be, how much Boundary County has received,
and many more facts and details on that
important money tied to forest land in our
Icy Penguin Plunge coming up:
For the fifth year, various local teams, Law
Officers, and individuals will be “Taking the
Plunge” by jumping into the Kootenai River to
raise funds for Idaho Special Olympics.
Director, Idaho Fish and Game:Idaho Fish and Game tells advocacy groups to
stop crying "Wolf": "It's
important for state agencies to understand and
respect differing points of view. But when a few
advocacy groups try to grab headlines . . . "
Badger baseball splits home opener
with Lake City JV: The Badger
baseball team looking good in the early season, splitting its
home opener doubleheader last Thursday with Lake City JV, the
Badgers losing the first game 12-4, but then coming back to earn
the split with an 11-3 win.
Fish and Game Annual Fur Auction set
: You don’t have to be a taxidermist to find a
treasure at Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur
auction. This year’s auction of furs, hides,
antlers, fishing poles, and other items is set
for Saturday, April 11 at Fish and Game’s Salmon
Region office in Salmon.
Trapper Education Course scheduled in Coeur
d'Alene: Idaho Fish and Game
is now offering voluntary trapper education courses to help
educate both new and experienced trappers. The
introduction to trapping class teaches basic trapping techniques
with a strong focus on safety and ethical trapper behavior.
Space is limited--click on this story for the details.
Our next Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge Bird Walk is
today. Bird Walks are led by expert birders. Come to
find out what species are out and about at the Refuge.
Sometimes we see mammals too. Gather at the Education
Barn. Everyone is welcome, but children under 18 must be
accompanied by a responsible adult. Bring binoculars and
a field guide if you have access to them. Dress for the
weather and expect to be out for about 2 hours. Today's
Bird Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Bonners Ferry Invitational Track Meet Saturday,
March 21 at Chuck Morgan Track at BFHS. Field
events start at 10:00 a.m. We need some help
running the meet. Contact info: George Hays
The Penguin Plunge, a fun event to raise money
for Idaho Special Olympics, is March 21 at the Search and
Rescue/Waterways Building with registration at
11:00 a.m., and the plunge starting at noon.
Minimum age for the plunge is 14 years of age.
All spectators are welcome--it's free! To
see our full story on this event,
Free clothing giveaway at the Naples Fire
Station, Saturday March 21 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m.. For more information, contact Aimee
Christopherson from Hope House at 208-267-5105.
The 2015 Mr. BFHS competition will be held in
Becker Auditorium (the high school auditorium)
on Saturday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will
be sold at the door: $5 for students and $8 for
adults. Nine Mr. BFHS candidates compete for the
title of Mr. BFHS 2015, as well as in other
categories such as fitness, talent, and
lip-sync. Expect lots of fun and lots of
All money raised will go towards helping the
senior class go on their senior trip later this
yeear to the Hot Springs in Canada.