Online county scanner feed going off
temporarily The Broadcastify police scanner feed
for Boundary County that people use online will
be down for about a week starting at about noon
Sunday. Allen Gemmrig, who provides the feed,
will be making upgrades to improve reception and
will let us know when it is back up.
The Rod Benders and Libby
Ignitors enjoyed a wonderful breakfast
at Chic n' Chop Restaurant in Bonners
Ferry this morning and are now out for a
cruise through Bonners Ferry and
Ponderay! This sunshine means cruisin'
BFHS Robotics competes at Western Canada
Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team
2130 Alpha+ recently returned from Calgary,
Alberta, after competing in the Western Canada
Regional. This year teams competed from Turkey,
Poland, China, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and
the United States. The event was a celebration
of diversity and the universal language of STEM
was spoken by all participants.
Tech Connect Fair slated at NIC:
The public is invited to meet with employers
from the area and learn about career
opportunities at the Tech Connect Career Fair
and Open House Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 7
p.m. at the North Idaho College Parker Technical
Education Center in Rathdrum.
Idaho unemployment drops again:
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
dropped to 3.5 percent in March, down one tenth
of a percent from 3.6 percent in February. March
marks the 78th straight month of over-the-year
labor force gains.
In the face of stroke, think FAST:
A drooping face, weakness or numbness on one
side, slurred or garbled speech ... this might
be a stroke! Like heart attacks, a stroke is a
life-and-death emergency; time is critical and
every second counts, so think F-A-S-T and dial
9-1-1 immediately. By Stu Willis, MD
Spring Hiring Event to be the year's biggest:
The Spring Hiring Event organized by the Idaho
Department of Labor will have more than 60
employers eager to fill more than 700 job
openings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April
26, at Real Life Ministries, N1866 Cecil Road,
A few tips on driving blind:
In every family's history there are a few tales
that get told and retold so much, embellished
with every telling, that they actually seem to
breathe a life of their own.
This is not one of them.
Somehow the facts about the daring deeds I am
about to unfold escaped me until a measly 20
years ago. Musings from Moyieboy by Ken
GROW has low-cost garden plots available:
Are you interested in growing your own fresh
vegetables in a ready-made organic garden? They
have inexpensive plots available in the GROW Community Garden located on Buchanan Street in
Bonners Ferry behind Trinity Lutheran Church.
ITD seeks input on public transportation:
In January, the Idaho Transportation Department
held public meetings throughout Idaho to share
information and learn more about public
transportation in those areas. The agency is now
launching district surveys to give individuals
unable to attend those meetings an opportunity
to provide input.
Sheriff opening a drug drop box Monday:
In co-operation with the
208 project, the Boundary County Sheriff’s
Office has elected to participate in a Drug Drop
Box program. The drug drop box, located in the
lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, is designed to
provide citizens of Boundary County with a safe
and secure location for disposal of unused,
expired or unneeded prescription drugs.
TV station KBCI 9 shut down:
After discovering technical issues in the
handling of a contract regarding the
establishment of KBCI Channel 9 between the
Boundary County Translator District Board and
TechPartner, owned by former translator district board chair
Michael Listman, the board held a special
meeting April 4 and terminated the October 4,
2015, agreement, effectively taking the local
television channel off the air.
Richard Cowell IV:
On behalf of Explorer Post 190, I would like to
wish everyone a very large thank you. From the
beginning, we had people both within our
organization and in the community believing we
had truly signed up for an impossible task.
Moyie City Council is holding a special meeting
at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, April 19. They will
decide whether an individual may develop his
property by placing two homes (trailers) on one
parcel without splitting it.
Idaho Representative Heather Scott:
Just because the legislative session is over
doesn’t mean the job of the legislator or the
citizen is done. Now, through the end of the
year, is the most important time to pay
attention to proposed rules, regulations and
fees which bureaucrats and lobbyists are
Badgers trample Wildcats in two:
The Bonners Ferry Badger baseball team began their Intermountain
League title defense Saturday with convincing wins over the
Kellogg Wildcats, 11-1 and 10-0. Both games were shortened due
to the 10-run rule. By Coach Tom Turpin
Spring chinook seasons open Saturday:
The spring chinook salmon fishing season will
open Saturday, April 22, with a four-day-a-week
season in the Clearwater River drainage, and
daily fishing on the Snake, lower Salmon and
Little Salmon rivers.
Moody, 76, passed away peacefully
at his home in Bonners Ferry to be with Jesus on
December 5, 2016. A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Mountain
Springs Church, 6789 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.
Wanda Maxine Carpender,
84, passed away suddenly on January 31 in
Bonners Ferry with her loving husband Sam by her
side. A memorial service is being planned for
May 14, 2017.
Kevin McNally, born March 17, 1952,
passed away peacefully at his home in Bonners
Ferry on December 10, 2016. A small service to
bury Kevin's ashes will be held at Grandview
Cemetery 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1. A get
together at the Bonners Ferry Eagles Aerie will
be held afterward.
VVES a great place to work and share life:
Valley View Elementary School (VVES) is a busy
place with so many great students and
hard-working staff. At VVES we have students and
staff that go out of their way to hold doors,
pick up garbage on the campus, give an
encouraging word when needed, and are just
wonderful citizens to be around. By Principal Nathan Williams
Quite a lively winter at the Restorium:
Life here in the Restorium is full of activity.
We are blessed to have a staff who really cares
about us and who do much to make our lives
This winter has been so severe, but several
inside activities kept our folks busy so no one
got cabin fever too badly! Restorium
Volunteer Appreciation Day at Boundary County
Community Restorium, 1 p.m. All the wonderful
Restorium volunteers and supporters are invited to a
pizza luncheon. They will also be serving breadsticks,
salad and dessert. Please attend so they can show you
our great appreciation for all you do!
Tuesday, April 25
Badger Softball, 4 p.m., at Kellogg.
Badger Baseball, 4 p.m., at Kellogg.
Wednesday, April 26
Community Blood Drive, 9:45 a.m. to 2
p.m., Bonners Ferry High School Gym, 6485 Tamarack Lane.
For an appointment, call 1-800-423-0151 or visit
Mushrooming in Boundary County, 1 to 4
p.m., Boundary County Extension office, 6447 Kootenai
Street, Bonners Ferry. Boundary County is one of the
best areas in the country for gathering wild mushrooms,
according to local expert Art Church, and in this free
class, he will discuss identification and techniques for
safe mushroom foraging. Class size is limited. To
register, call (208) 267-3235.
Thursday, April 27
Badger Baseball, 4 p.m., at Lakeland.
Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
casual get-together, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Mugsy's,
7161 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Would you like to learn
more about the Refuge and meet some of people who are
actively involved? Want to get more involved? Hors
d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a no host
Bonners Ferry Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards
Dinner, 6 p.m., Kootenai River Brewing Company,
6424 Riverside Street, Bonners Ferry. Contact Wendy Hawks at (208) 290-1880, Patty
Branson at (208) 610-8213 or Melinda Brinkman at (208)
610-8056 for more information or to register for the
Friday, April 28
Naples Elementary kindergarten registration,
by appointment, Naples School. If you plan on enrolling
your kindergartener at Naples, please call Linda Lee at
Saturday, April 29
Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Opening Day,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bonners Ferry City parking lot.
Badger Softball, 11 a.m., double header at Timberlake.
Badger Baseball, 11 a.m., double header at Timberlake.
Movie at the Pearl, 7 p.m.: To
celebrate Earth Day, the Pearl Theater brings you
"Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things."
This #1 indie documentary of 2016 examines the many
flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the
lives of minimalists from all walks of life — families,
entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists,
scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker — all
of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with
less. Admission by donation. Movie is not rated.
Tuesday, May 2
Badger Softball, 4 p.m., vs. Priest
Badger Baseball, 4 p.m., vs. Priest
Wednesday, May 3
Boundary County Victim Services Support Group,
noon, United Methodist Church. Free child care provided. First
Wednesday of every month. The 24/7 Crisis and
Information line is (208) 267-5211.