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It was a tough day (August 27) for commuting around the Bonners Ferry metropolitan area today. Both downtown bridges with ongoing construction updates, and add to that the closure of two important downtown entrances to Highway 95: the North Main Street intersection to leave Bonners Ferry and cross the Kootenai Bridge was closed. Also closed was the Comanche Street access to Highway 95 (the street that runs through the North Side toward the hospital). Just keep thinking of the great new bridge surfaces we will soon have . . .


New business in downtown Bonners Ferry:  Woodsman's Shop:  Open now for six months, the Woodsman's Shop is located in downtown Bonners Ferry at 6389 Bonner Street (just down the side street from Jill's Cafe).  Click on this story for more information about this new business. 
Bonners Ferry High School advises of open house and other upcoming Back-to-School events:    Check this story for information about the BFHS Open House, Freshman Orientation Day, and picking up school schedules.
Idaho to auction Priest Lake lots Thursday:  The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) will auction 59 lakefront Priest Lake lots for deeded ownership during a live public auction Thursday in Coeur d’Alene. 
 
Search and Rescue crews practice raising sunken automobile in Pend Oreille:  Rescue Divers from Boundary and Bonner Counties have completed a difficult training exercise involving a sunken automobile in Lake Pend Oreille.
Boundary County Clerk Glenda Poston elected Vice President of statewide Association:  The Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks held its annual meeting in Orofino last week. One order of business was the electing of officers for the new year. Boundary County's Clerk Glenda Poston was selected as one of the state association's officers.
Idaho Senator Crapo seeking veteran's opinions on their medical care:  If you are a veteran, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is looking for information on how you feel about medical care you have received through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal programs administered in Idaho.
Police Explorer program holds graduation:  The Bonners Ferry Police Department is proud to announce that the first group of “Police Explorer Scouts" have graduated from a one week, 40-hour boot camp.  Click on this headline to learn more about the activities of the Police Explorer Post.
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Bonners Ferry holds special meeting to discuss water, sewer rates:  "We are in a zero sum game in our utilities," Mayor David Anderson stated to start off Tuesday evening's special city council meeting, held to advise city residents and other utility users of water and sewer expenses, rates, and capital improvements.
BFPD Corporal Winters completes DARE training:  The Bonners Ferry Police Department is proud to announce that Corporal Winford “Buddy” Winters recently returned from two weeks of training in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) academy.
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Letters & Opinions
Lee Haarstick:  Questions their real motivation:  . . . . politically-motivated agitators use fear, anger, excitement, guilt, anxiety, and personal conflict to keep tempers on edge supporting chaos.
R. Joseph Ward: Remarkable photo taken near Refuge: . . . taken this morning from our window overlooking the Kootenai.
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Sports & Outdoors
Fish and Game looking for your help:  Have you seen a wolf?  Scouting for upcoming hunting seasons, huckleberry picking, and general late summer recreating are all good reasons for getting away to Idaho’s great outdoors. If during these forays, you see a wolf, Fish and Game staff would like to hear about it.
Second controlled hunt drawing complete (find out if you got one):  The moment you've been waiting for is here!  Here's how hunters who applied for controlled hunts in the second application period can find out if they were successful.
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Obituaries
Terry Lee Mullin:  September 23, 1955 ~ August 25, 2014
William (Bill) Bennett:  December 16, 1935 ~ August 22, 2014
Betty Mae Long:  March 22, 1931 ~ August 15, 2014
Howard Wayne Tucker:  February 12, 1929 ~ August 17, 2014
James Burdett Dunnington: July 29, 1927 ~ August 16, 2014
Patrick Thomas Turley:  July 12, 1944 ~ August 7, 2014
David Lee Erickson:  June 18, 1971 ~ July 30, 2014
Earl Duane Erickson:  September 1, 1929 ~ August 3, 2014 
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Schools Information
Valley View:  Principal Pflueger Press, Aug 25
Local Government 
Bonners Ferry:  City Council, Aug 12
Events
Friday, August 29
Join the Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge on August 29th (from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.), and August 30th (from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) for the third annual Art in the Wild fine art show held on the Refuge just 5 miles west of Bonners Ferry.  For more details, see the full information on our Events page.
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Saturday, August 30
Art in the Wild at the Refuge continues today, although it begins earlier at 9:00 a.m.  For full details, see our Events page.
Take It Or Leave It at the Boundary County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 30, from 8:20 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 
Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, August 30 at the airport, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 
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