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July 6, 5:00 p.m.  Latest update on Cape Horn Fire at Bayview; maps of Cape Horn Fire and of Baker's Camp Fire:  View maps of both fires, links available by clicking on this story.
July 6, 12:40 p.m.  Fires update:  Cape Horn (Bayview) expands, assistance requested from Boundary County; local Baker's Camp fire coming under control:  Click on this story for the latest updates on these and other area fires.
July 6, 12:27 a.m.  Large forest fire in Bayview area, evacuations ordered, some structures destroyed:  Bayview area fire now at 600 acres.  Information and additional updated reports on this and other area fires, including Boundary County's Baker's Camp Fire.
Update on Boundary County's Baker's Camp forest fire and other Idaho Panhandle fires:  The Baker's Camp Fire, currently the largest fire in the northern Idaho panhandle, continues to burn as of yesterday afternoon, according to information provided by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
Thank you, Gary Leonard, and crew, and all those who worked so hard to help make another great Fourth of July in Boundary County, including all of the activities throughout the evening on Saturday.  Look for a full report on Boundary County's Independence Day celebration coming soon here on NewsBF.
Two forest fires burning in Idaho panhandle; larger blaze located in Boundary County:  Forest fires are burning right now in at least two areas of the Idaho Panhandle, one of the larger fires being located in Boundary County, according to information from the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
No more mountain biking on Long Canyon trail:  Mountain biking on Boundary County's west side Long Canyon Trail (Forest Service Trail #16), long a magnet for mountain bikers in our area and known as one of Idaho's more popular mountain biking trails, is now prohibited with recent changes announced in the management of the west side's Long Canyon area.
New principal hired for Valley View Elementary:  This upcoming school year will be full of change for many of the schools within Boundary County School District. One big change will be happening at Valley View Elementary School, as students and staff welcome their new principal.
Girls State inspires student leaders:  Three young women from Boundary County recently helped organize and operate the government of Idaho Girls State.  How do they work long, late hours, study how government works, debate legislation, run for office, and still have fun?
"Stage 1" Fire Restrictions now in force in North Idaho:  No burn permits issued, campfires restricted, and more.  With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout many parts of northern and central Idaho, local land management agencies have implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.  Click on this story to get the details on the restrictions.
North Idaho streamflows continue to be low:  An unusual combination of conditions last winter, along with our current string of high temperatures, and other factors, are leading to markedly low stream flows in Boundary County this spring and summer.  Records have been set for low streamflows this year.
Local school district and Idaho Department of Education provide Summer Food Service Program:  Provides meals through the summer for children.
Correction on articles about renovating the Paradise Valley Church:  one photograph was in error:  A couple of readers pointed out an error in a photograph with articles on the Paradise Valley Church.  Turns out, they were right.
Man sought for shoplifting Radio Shack computer in Bonners Ferry dies during alleged shoplifting incident in Coeur d'Alene:  The man who had a warrant for arrest issued two months ago in Bonners Ferry for allegedly stealing a computer from Radio Shack has died while being restrained following another alleged shoplifting incident in Coeur d'Alene.
New Appointee fills open seat on Bonners Ferry City Council:  (New photo just added to this story).  Meet Bonners Ferry's newest City Councilman. He's an estimator for Accurate Collision Services, a volunteer for the City of Bonners Ferry Fire Department, and now has some new responsibilities.
Final plans and schedule for Boundary County Fourth of July events:  (Story just updated to include full schedule of parade and events at the Eastport Fourth of July celebration, along with the Bonners Ferry schedule of events). Funding is in place, the fun and entertainment is set, and fireworks plans are made.  Click on this story to see the full story and the complete schedule of events for the big day.
Fry Healthcare Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament is in the books; golf winners and prize winners announced:  Fifty-four players, one moose calf, and several families of geese worked their way around 18-holes of golf at Mirror Lake Golf Courseall to help raise money for the hospital.
Summer is here and Idaho is ready for fire season; More active fire season expected in North Idaho:  It's official: summer is here and weather and fuel conditions indicate 2015 will be an active fire season. Plans, equipment, and personnel are in place and ready to go.
School board discusses: controversial novel, recommendations for auditorium, changes to Coaching Handbook:  High School English teacher Theresa Nix may proceed in her literature class with her proposed use of a novel that has been considered controversial in some quarters—with some conditions.  The Board also considered recommendations made about the high school auditorium, changes to the district's Coaching Manual on disciplinary issues, and other items.  Click on this headline to read more.
Recent BF City Council issues:  Administrator Boorman resigns, new City councilman appointed, new rules for dog owners:  Details on recent issues and action at the Bonners Ferry City Council available in this story.  Click on the headline above for more information.
Paradise Valley Church renovation project progressing:  Work is moving along better than expected on the restoration of the Paradise Valley Church, but there is one item they are looking for.
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Letters & Opinions
Brian L. Horejsi:  Supports prohibition of mountain biking in Long Canyon area:  "the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the scale of the landscape that should be closed to motorized and mechanized abuse."
Bethany Cavender:  Swimming pool fees, thoughts and suggestions
Val Thompson:  And another response about swimming pool fees
Jessica Tingley: Responds to concerns on swimming pool fees
Larry Bauer:  Increase in swimming pool fees is too much
Marty Huddleston:  Sequels store closing
Rosanne Smith:  Thanks to police for parade safety
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Sports & Outdoors
Alumni Baseball Game:  "Old Timers" vs Today's Badger/Legion Team:  (New action photos just added to this story!)  Players from the past challenged the current team to a fundraiser game.  Lots of baseball action going on there . . .
New video helps fishermen get along a little better:  Ever feel like other closeby fishermen are something of a bother?  Idaho Fish and Game has the answer.
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Obituaries
Geraldine J. Robinson: March 19, 1937 ~ June 27, 2015
Marjorie T. Guthrie: August 4, 1924 ~ June 22, 2015
William (Bill) Warner Hays: April 26, 1933 ~ June 19, 2015
Gifford Eugene Dinning: November 11, 1926 ~ June 11, 2015
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Social News
Traveling choir returns home, will perform music from tour of Greece:  Recently returned from their singing tour of Greece, our local Northern Idaho and British Columbia singers present homecoming concerts from their international tour: SPIRITSONG's June 2015 tour to Greece.
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Schools Information
Valley View:  Principal Pflueger Press, Mar 16
Valley View:  Principal Pflueger Press, Apr 21
Valley View:  Principal Pflueger Press, May 27
School District 101:  Agenda for May 11 Board Meeting
School District 101:  Agenda for June 15 Board Meeting
School District 101:  Agenda for Jul 13 Board Meeting
Local Government 
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, June 1
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, June 8
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, June 15
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for May 19 City Council
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for June 2 City Council
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for June 16 City Council 
Events
Saturday, July 4
Boundary County celebrates Independence Day in a big way.  For all the details on events at Eastport and in Bonners Ferry, including the fantastic Centennial Year Fireworks Show, read our detailed article and Fourth of July events schedule by clicking here.
Kootenai River Days begins July 4 and goes through July 12.  See the official poster for this event by clicking here.
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Monday, July 6
KOOTENAI RIVER DAYS:  Free kids / family movie at the United Methodist Church, (time to be announced).
The Boundary County Republican Central Committee will meet on Monday, July 6, at 6:00 p.m. at Mugsy`s.
 
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