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October 3
Quilts for donation and display at the Quilt Show:  Area quilters put their skills on display at the Quilt Show on Saturday, where well over one hundred quilts were on display at the busy and well-attended show, sponsored by the Boundary County Fairgrounds.
Flags at half-staff two times this week:  Boundary County residents and Americans nationwide are being asked to fly the flag at half-staff two times this week, to commemorate two somber occasions.
Coats for Kids drive commences, seeking winter clothing for area children:  Valley View Elementary is now conducting its annual Coats for Kids drive. Anyone may drop off their gently used, clean coats, with working zippers.  These items will be made available to children who need warm clothing for the winter months.
Wolverine program coming up at the Refuge:  You probably need to know more about wolverines, right?  A special educational program on wolverines is planned for this Friday.
Idaho State Police now testing applicants for Troopers; looking for candidates for rural communities:  The Idaho State Police will begin testing applicants for Troopers beginning October 2, through November 8. ISP anticipates hiring approximately 20 new Troopers with positions available in all of ISP's six district offices.
September 30
Idaho Department of Labor seeks applicants for Industry Grants:  The Idaho Department of Labor is launching a third round of industry sector grants of up to $250,000 each to help employers develop training solutions to fill skill gaps and address employment shortages.
Studded snow tires legal beginning October 1:  Snowstorms may not be part of the immediate weather forecast, but October 1 marks the date for legal use of studded snow tires in Idaho.
43 employers set for upcoming Job Fair in Post Falls:  If you know someone looking for a job, they might be interested in attending this hiring event, sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor.
September 29
Know any adults who want to improve their basic education?  NIC hosting program on Adult Basic Education and GED®:  North Idaho College is hosting a special informational program to answer questions about Adult Basic Education and the GED® program. Anyone who is interested in enhancing their academic background and credentials is invited to attend the program to find out more.
September 27
Sheriff's Office announces recovery of body:  Last Friday, September 25, the Boundary County Sheriff's Office announced that a body had been recovered from a remote region of Boundary County.
Local firefighters to sponsor and participate in National Fallen Firefighters Foundation observance:  Here in Bonners Ferry, a parade of fire apparatus will lead to City Fire's Main Station downtown at 2:00 p.m. on that Sunday afternoon to ring the fire house bells, reflect, read the list of those that lost their lives in the fire service last year, and encourage the living.
September 23
Burn permits not being issued:  Burn permits are not being issued in Boundary County at this time, according to information from the Idaho Department of Lands, with the exception of specific agricultural burns.
September 16
Highway 95 resurfacing project near Sagle cancelled for 2015:  After being scheduled, then rescheduled, postponed, and then finally started, the on-again, off-again chip seal resurfacing project on six miles of U.S. Highway 95 near Sagle has now been cancelled for this year.  "We're not going to be doing that seal coat this year," said an Idaho Transportation Department spokesman.
September 8
Candidates filed for Bonners Ferry mayor, city council elections: Two candidates for mayor, four file for city council.
Parent Advisory Council works hard for school district students and staff:  Everyone in the community knows about the School Board and district trustees, the Superintendent and the Parent / Teacher Organizations (PTOs) that are a part of individual schools; but what about the Parent Advisory Council (the PAC)?
September 4
22 employers set for upcoming hiring event in Post Falls:  Department of Labor sponsors event to help employers and those looking for work.
September 3
Kootenai Tribe enters agreement with U.S. Fish and Wildlife in developing caribou recovery plan:  There was a time when a robust herd of caribou roamed through the higher elevations of Boundary County's west side mountains.  The Kootenai Tribe is contributing to efforts to conserve and eventually rebuild that herd.
September 3 Parker Ridge Fire update:  complete perimeter fireline will not be possible, but good progress continues:  Management of fire being turned back over to local district.
September 1
September 1 Parker Ridge Fire update: Situation improving, overall fire danger continues:  With recent rain and cooler weather, the situation at Boundary County's Parker Ridge Fire have improved, but still work to be done.  Many areas of the Panhandle Forest remain closed.
New Superintendent Pflueger outlines vision, goals in speech to district employees:  Gary Pflueger, the new Superintendent for Boundary County School District 101, met with all staff of the District yesterday, and there presented an address outlining his vision and goals for the school year, along with some of his philosophy as Superintendent.
August 27
August 27 Parker Ridge Fire update:  In-depth report on various aspects of the fire, including current fire status, the status of evacuation alerts, our air quality situation.  BFHS soccer game for today canceled, and soccer and football tomorrow also at risk of cancellation.
BFHS Soccer game canceled today; tomorrow's soccer and football games' status being evaluated:  Poor air quality deemed unsafe, see details in this story.
See our photos from the Boundary County Fair, 2015:  A few photos taken over the week at the Fair.
School District hosts free parenting seminar:  Boundary County School District #101 will be hosting a free seminar focused on a philosophy and approach to parenting known as Love and Logic.  Free dinner, and an expert speaker.
Forest Service reminds drone operators:  Steer clear of active fire areas:  In fighting western wildfires this season, officials have noted a serious, emerging problem – that of interference from Unmanned Aircraft Systems, often referred to as “drones.”
August 25
Moyie Shrine announces raffle winners:  The Moyie Shrine Club announces the winners of its raffle for the Shrine Hospital for Children.
August 20
New Boundary County Explorer Cadets graduate from Inaugural Border Patrol Explorer Program:  Local Border Patrol office helps mentor area young adults in law enforcement.  Cadets earn money and travel to Montana academy training program.
August 19
August 19 Update Parker Ridge:  Crews ignite controlled field burns: No new advances in the fire:  If you don't really have a good picture of what the Parker Ridge Fire looks like or where it has burned, you really should look at the photographs and the map that go with this story.  For example, the pictures illustrate the burn area across the northern Kootenai Valley.  Click on this story to see the details and to examine these remarkable photos.  All the photos were taken today, Wednesday, August 19.
What is that equipment doing in the river?  In-river excavation has begun on Kootenai Tribe sturgeon project :  In-river construction of the Bonners Ferry Islands project has begun. This is a Kootenai Tribe of Idaho project intended to help endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon, burbot, and other native fish.  Click on this story for more details.
The on again / off again chip seal resurfacing of Highway 95 is now--ON again (begins tomorrow):  Work begins tomorrow (August 20) with flaggers, lowered speed limits, and pilot cars.  Good Luck!
Cutting firewood suspended on all Idaho endowment lands that are currently under Stage 2 fire restrictions:  No new firewood permits to be issued at this time, those already issued are suspended until further notice.
New Certified Nursing Assistant class begins next month at the hospital:  Community Hospital offers course that can lead to employment.
Idaho Land Board approves $63 million to endowment trust lands beneficiaries; most goes to schools:  Idaho’s public school system and a number of other State institutions will receive increased payouts from Idaho endowment funds in fiscal year 2017.  The State Board of Land Commissioners unanimously approved an 11.8 percent increase in total Fiscal Year 2017 distributions compared to Fiscal Year 2016.
Multi-state fire coordination group region experiencing increased wildfires this season:  Had been an average year until recent thunderstorms with lots of lightning.
New DMV online app allows instant check of vehicle-title status:  Buying a car from someone?  Check if their title to the car is valid with new DMV application.
August 18
18 August Parker Ridge Fire update:  crews continue working, winds anticipated for Thursday:  Latest update on the fire.
August 17
All remains steady on Parker Ridge Fire:  Officials have re-calculated their estimate of the size of the fire.  Efforts battling the fire continue.
Bonners Ferry Summer Youth Theatre to perform at Boundary County Fair:  Group will perform selections from the famous Broadway musical Annie at the Fairgrounds gazebo during the Fair.  Four photos of the cast rehearsing for their performance.
August 15
August 15, 3:30 p.m.:  Parker Ridge Fire has tripled in size since yesterday:  Now at well over 6,000 acres.  A few photos available with this short story with a few additional facts from the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
Parker Ridge Fire sweeps past West Side Road and across the Kootenai Valley, forcing evacuations; one single structure confirmed burned:  This story provides the latest information we have available, more official information is expected soon.
August 14
UPDATE:  August 14, 9:00 p.m.--Parker Ridge Fire crosses West Side Road, area evacuation ordered:  Click on this story to read the official evacuation notice and recommendations for residents.
August 14, 3:15 p.m.---Parker Ridge Fire nearly 2,000 acres, crews working to protect nearby private properties:  The fire continues to expand, having made a run overnight in both north and south directions.  Crews are working to contain it to the west side of the West Side Road, and setting up defensive measures to protect homes, timber, structures, and property along the West Side Road.
Renewed efforts to bring new higher-speed internet service for Boundary County:  Are you thinking your internet is too slow?  Boundary Economic Development Council is looking to upgrade and improve internet service in some areas of the county.
August 14 Parker Ridge Fire:  well over 1,000 acres, crews working in advance to protect property and structures.  The Parker Ridge Fire in northwestern Boundary County, currently the largest fire burning in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, has continued to spread in a northwesterly direction, toward private property and structures in that direction.
Brothers both graduate from military training today:  Two Boundary County brothers graduate from training today in two different branches of military service.
August 11
August 11:  Parker Ridge Fire moves some toward the northeast in direction of private lands and structures:  Spot fires spread to the northeast last night, due to gusty winds up to nearly 40 miles per hour. This is the direction from the fire where private property lies.  These spot fires are beginning to merge together on the northeast flank of the fire. Fire crews plan to aggressively attack this area today. 
Renovation of Paradise Valley Little White Church comes to a halt:  someone stole building materials:  This has been a big summer for the Little White Church in Paradise Valley. The long-time area landmark, over 100 years old, has been enjoying an intense renovation project, with all work, time, and materials procured through donations from people and businesses throughout Paradise Valley and Boundary County.  Now the project comes to a halt as someone has apparently stolen needed building materials for the project.  Click on this story for more details.
Update on Highway 95 Construction Project in Sagle Area:  NewsBF contacted the Idaho Transportation Department on the afternoon of August 10. They tell us the company contracted to do the resurfacing of Highway 95 near Sagle, which was supposed to have begun today, has delayed the start of the project (delayed now for the second time).

The chip seal project has not started, and ITD has not heard from the contractor as to when it will start, and apparently ITD has been unable to reach the contractor to discuss the delay.
The ITD rep we spoke with says currently they have no further information, do not know of a start date for the project; but they did say that come August 28 they can seek damages from the contractor if the $27.5 million project is not in progress or completed.

We will get the word out if we hear any more on this. Until then, happy driving everyone--no construction going on yet!
August 10
August 10:  Parker Ridge Fire again doubles in size; details on the fire and firefighting efforts:  Boundary County's Parker Ridge Fire continues to grow. Reported at 263 acres just three days ago, the fire has now more than doubled in acreage to 591 acres.  Click on this story for details on the fire, including photos and maps of the fire area and location.
Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative working hard for Boundary County:  Ever heard of KVRI?  They've got a lot going on to help keep Boundary County being a great place.  Click on this story to learn more about exactly what KVRI is and what they do.
August 8
Community Meeting provides information about Parker Ridge Fire:   The Parker Ridge Fire continues to burn at the top of Parker Ridge, ignited by a lightning strike on July 29. Now at 263 acres, the fire has more than doubled in size over the past few days, still with 0% containment.  This article provides details about Thursday's meeting fire officials held to inform and update Boundary County residents on the status of the fire.
Job / Hiring Event in Post Falls August 12 with 25 employers:  Twenty-five employers will be looking to hire new employees in the August 12 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Kootenai County office.
August 7
Boulder Creek Academy students publish book on Boundary County:  Students of a local boarding school, Boulder Creek Academy, are publishing a photo journal that includes interviews of local residents in Bonners Ferry.
August 6
School District announces important information and dates for upcoming school year:  Click on this story for information from Boundary County School District 101 regarding important dates throughout the school year, school district personnel, bus routes, student handbooks, insurance, student meals, those eligible for kindergarten enrollment, how to get emergency information from the school, and more.
August 5
August 5:  Parker Ridge Fire grows, with more spread possible;  community meeting set for Thursday:  The fire area has grown by close to 25%.  Community meeting set for tomorrow, Thursday, August 6, providing fire information, questions answered by Fire and Lands officials.  Click on this story for details.
August 4
August 4 Parker Ridge fire update:  Most recent fire information.
August 2
August 2 update, Parker Ridge Fire:  This fire has added about 10 more acres.  However, fire officials say most of the dramatic increase in smoke in our area is not from this fire, but is instead from smoke drifting in from other regional fires.
Kootenai Tribe announces start of Kootenai River habitat restoration project; begins this month:  In August 2015, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho will begin construction of the Bonners Ferry Islands project, a Kootenai River habitat restoration project to help endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon, burbot and other native fish.
August 1
Fires update:  Latest information on new Parker Ridge Fire and Baker's Camp Fire:  As of August 1, 3:30 p.m., the latest available updates on the largest two fires currently burning in Boundary County.  Our story includes maps and location coordinates.
July 30
Badger athletes begin their preparation with free sports physicals at Boundary Community Hospital:  Boundary Community Hospital hosted another successful Free Sports Physical Clinic on Tuesday, as 69 students completed their sports physicals for the school year.
July 29
Boundary County students honored on Dean's Lists of schools from around Idaho and beyond:  Congratulations to all the Boundary County students whose hard work and dedication have led to their being listed on the Dean's List at colleges and universities around the area, for the most recently completed academic term.
Sandy Schnepf to step down as Fair Board Administrator:  After serving eight years as Boundary County’s Fair Board administrator, Sandy Schnepf has decided that this upcoming fair will be her last in that position. Over the years, Sandy has gotten to know many, many community members and has worked with them to provide our county with a fun annual event that everyone looks forward to.
Boundary County scenery featured in calendar offered by the Fair Board:  To see photographs of some of Boundary County's most beautiful scenery, consider picking up your copy of the Fair Board's 2016 calendar, now for sale at the Fair Office; soon to be for sale at the upcoming Boundary County Fair.
New docks for the Rock Point Boat Launch:  Boundary County’s Rock Point boat launch (located on the dike road along the river beyond the Fairgrounds) provides this community with a place for all sorts of outdoor activities, including boating and fishing. The problem? The docks at this launch are twenty years old and there are concerns about safety issues.
July 27
New principal hired for Mount Hall and Naples Elementary Schools:  Learn more about the new principal and some of her goals by clicking on this story.
Huckleberry picking reminders from your Idaho Panhandle National Forest:  The huckleberry picking season is already upon us in north Idaho, and due to the dry season recreational pickers are finding fewer berries than in recent years. This shortage has resulted in many questions about huckleberry picking, and concerns for some of the rough methods and illegal picking operations recently observed on the national forest.
July 22
Idaho Transportation Department sets public meeting to discuss U.S. Highway 95 on Bonners Ferry's South Hill:  ITD staff will be on hand to present information and displays, answer questions, and present the latest proposal for the South Hill section of U.S. 95.  Click on this story for more information.
July 21
Search teams locate missing kayaker on Kootenai River:  Montana and Idaho search crews were at work looking for Whitefish, Montana man.  Click on this headline for more details.
Flags flying at half-staff:  President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation ordering that flags be flown at half-staff beginning today until sunset on Saturday, July 25.
July 20
Museum offers digital BFHS yearbooks dating back over 100 years:  Want to see your old high school yearbook again? Want to see everyone's BFHS high school yearbook?  Take a look at this offer from the Boundary County Museum.
Museum receives antique and collectible items; some will go on exhibit, some to be sold:  items available for inspection and sale beginning July 20.
Area fires coming under control; latest report on Baker's Camp Fire:  Latest reports on area fires.  All are coming under increasing control.
July 15
Beautiful antique aircraft visit Boundary County Airport:  Boundary County residents were treated to a beautiful display of antique aircraft on Monday, July 13, and again the following day on Tuesday, as members of the Puget Sound Antique Aircraft Club brought their 2015 Pacific Northwest Air Tour to our local airport.  Don't miss some of the great photographs of the antique airplanes in this article.
SPOT Bus is doing well in Boundary County:  Since mid-April, the SPOT bus has been providing public transportation for citizens of Bonners Ferry. Ridership is growing, and the operator is even looking to purchase a second bus.
Free sports physicals coming up:  Boundary Community Hospital’s Medical Staff and hospital employees are volunteering their time so youth in Boundary County participating in sports receive a free physical.
Neighboring South Hill businesses work together on shoe drive:  With the start of a new school year quickly approaching, ET Wireless and Bonners Ferry’s local food bank (Community Action Partnership) are working hard to make sure that every child has a new pair of shoes to wear on the first day.
Long time business Bear Auto now under new ownership:  Located just at the top of the North Hill, Bear Auto has been in operation locally for the last thirty years. However, as of January 1, 2015, the business is under new ownership.
July 14
July 14, 8:40 p.m.  Fires update:  Baker's Camp Fire still with hot spots in steep area; Forest Service manages 4 smaller fires in Boundary County:  Four smaller fires managed by local ranger district.  New crews arriving to relieve current firefighters.
July 13
July 13, 11:20 a.m.  Update on four area fires, including Baker's Camp Fire:  Latest details from fire officials.  Unusual incident at Blacktail Fire--crews there had to put out an unexpected fire at their own base camp.
July 11
Boundary County's Baker's Camp Fire update:  Fire grows in size; photos and videos available:  The Baker's Camp Fire, located on the west side of northern Boundary County near the end of the Smith Creek Road, continues to burn, and has grown in size.  Additional firefighters on the way.  This article also has photographs and videos of Boundary County's Baker's Camp Fire, provided by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
Updates on other area fires:  Cape Horn, Granite, Blacktail:  Check here to get the newest information on three other fires burning in the Idaho Panhandle.
See our Photos of Kootenai River Days 2015 Events:
     ®Pow Wow Photos
     ®Bonners Ferry SWISH Basketball Photos
Fires restrictions notched up a level:  North Idaho going up to Stage II restrictions:  Drought conditions coupled with very high and trending to extreme fire danger levels continue to persist in northern and central Idaho. These unprecedented conditions have prompted fire restrictions to be raised to Stage II in these areas, which includes Boundary County.
July 7
Boundary County knows how to celebrate a Fourth of July!  No one can say Boundary County, Idaho doesn't know how to put on an Independence Day celebration.  We had it all!

Read this story to get all the details on all of the action.  Also, take a look at our video (about 2 1/2 minutes) featuring highlights of the Eastport and Bonners Ferry Parades.  You'll see the link to the video in this story.
Our July 4th celebration:  the effort behind the scenes:  After a parade, live performances by local musicians, various family events, a lively speech by Congresswoman Heather Scott, and an outstanding fireworks show, it is very safe to say that Boundary County’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza was a smashing success.  This article takes a look at what it takes to bring all of this together.
Land management agencies to implement additional Stage 1 fire restrictions in Central and Northern Idaho:  With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout many parts of northern and central Idaho, local land management agencies will implement additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions inclusive of all land in the Coeur d’Alene and Grangeville Dispatch areas and Zone 4 of the Payette Dispatch area beginning at 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2015.
July 7, 11:40 a.m.   Updates on Cape Horn  and Baker's Camp fires:  FEMA funds made available for Cape Horn Fire;  public meeting tonight in Bayview.  Progress being made on Baker's Camp Fire.
July 6
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.
July 5
Update on Boundary County's Bakers 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.
July 4
For the complete schedule of Boundary County Fourth of July parades, fireworks, and other activities, click here!
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.
July 1
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.
June 26
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.
June 24
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:  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.
June 18
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.
June 14
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.
June 12
Results of 4th Grade Idaho History coloring contest; winners earn commemorative silver coins:  The Boundary County Commissioners and the Boundary County Historical Society partnered with the Boundary County School District 101 Fourth Grade classes in a coloring contest. Students in the fourth grade study Idaho history, and were pleased to be a part of Boundary County's centennial year.
Second half property taxes due by June 22, 2015:  Boundary County Treasurer, Sue Larson would like to remind all Boundary County taxpayers that the deadline for paying the second half of 2014 property taxes without penalty is Monday, June 22, due to June 20 falling on a weekend this year. Click on this article for more details.
The story on Boundary County Victim Services (and their soon-to-come Yard Sale and Bake Sale):  If you have a mind to pick up some great bargains, or if instead you are looking for some great tasty treats, you will want to be at the Yard Sale and Bake Sale coming up next Friday, June 19, sponsored by Boundary County Victim Services.  What exactly is Boundary County Victim Services?  Click on this article to learn more.
Nation's news cycle trains its eye—for the moment—on Troy, Montana:  Troy, Montana found itself projected across national newspapers, websites, and televisions around the country this week, as a story about a leader in the region's black community, who formerly lived in Troy, spread around the country.
Environmental Assessment allows ongoing White Sturgeon habitat restoration work to move forward:  The Bonneville Power Administration has given the green light for ongoing white sturgeon habitat restoration work to continue this September in the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Recent rains haven't done enough, predicted runoff flows still low:  Despite recent rains in the Columbia Basin (of which the Kootenai and Moyie Rivers are tributaries), it hasn’t been enough to alter forecasts for low river flows between now and September.
June 9
Final planning for Boundary County's Fourth of July fireworks: Read this story to discover more about our soon to come Independence Day fireworks program.
• One of the area's biggest and best fireworks programs
• Extra touches this year to celebrate the Boundary County Centennial
• Fund raising still going on
• Raffle in progress for a pistol

• Be there for a great show on the Fourth of July!
ITD rolls out new website information featuring public transit information statewide:  A new innovative website from the Idaho Transportation Department’s Public Transportation Group provides information for public transit throughout Idaho.
June 3
Graduation, BFHS Class of 2015:  101 BFHS seniors graduated, as rainy weather intervened to move the graduation ceremony for the Bonners Ferry High School Class of 2015 from its scheduled outdoor location to the indoor location of the Middle School gymnasium.
June 2
(Note:  this story now has a new photo of Mr. Pflueger available)
Meet Gary Pflueger, new Superintendent of Boundary County School District 101:  Last week, the board of Boundary County School district 101 selected Valley View principal Gary Pflueger to serve as the new superintendent for the School District.  In this story, learn more about Mr. Pflueger's outlook on his new responsibilities.
May 31
Antique aircraft air tour coming to Bonners Ferry:  The Pacific Northwest Air Tour is coming to Bonners Ferry on Monday, July 13. Around thirty antique and classic airplanes will be arriving for display at the Bonners Ferry Airport.
Your invitation to the Fry Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament:  Bring your clubs and join the 7th Annual Fry Healthcare Foundation's Golf Tournament on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Mirror Lake Golf Course.  What golfer wouldn't want to play eighteen holes of golf with the towering Selkirk Mountains in the background?
. . . and, as part of the fun at the Golf Tournament----The Great Golf Ball Drop:  Five dollars secures an entry into the Great Golf Ball Drop game for a chance to win a 55 inch SMART TV!
May 27
Boundary County Memorial Day, 2015: tories and photos (and a video):  The day started off cloudy and a little rainy, but by the time the Boundary County Memorial Day Parade 2015 rolled down Main Street in Bonners Ferry, the weather was holding for a great parade. The parade was followed by a special Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony held at Grandview Cemetery.
Candidates for School Superintendent meet the public:  Two new candidates are being considered for the superintendent of Boundary County School District 101, and both spent their day last Friday in interviews and meetings with District administration and personnel. The day ended in the evening with both candidates being introduced to the public, where they presented information about themselves and took questions from the audience.
May 23
Seasonal flow augmentation for Kootenai River white sturgeon gets underway at Libby Dam:  Flow augmentation for Kootenai River white sturgeon got underway last Friday.
Boundary Community Hospital Health Fair a tremendous success:  Over 700 people attended this year’s popular Health Fair hosted on Saturday, May 9, by Boundary Community Hospital.  Activities included a fun run, kids bike rodeo, vendors and displays, free lab testing, tours of hospital and emergency equipment, and more.  
ITD, law enforcement partners rally against 100 Deadliest Days:  Last year, 40 percent of Idaho’s fatal motor-vehicle crashes occurred during the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) statistics.  The time period between the two holidays, referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days,” is when road conditions are at their best, but more lives are lost on Idaho roads than other times of the year due to vehicle crashes.  
May 19
Results are now in for the Boundary County School District Zone 3 Trustee and Boundary County Library District Trustee Elections, held on May 19.  Click on this headline for the election results.
Data emerging on current water outlook:  Just a year ago, around this time, NewsBF was putting up stories looking at the possibility of flooding at Boundary County rivers. Readers were posting photos of their pastures with standing water in the fields.  This year, just a quick glance at the Moyie River will tell you things are not the same this time around.
Click It or Ticket: Enforcing the law to save lives;  Bonners Ferry PD joins in effort:  Extra enforcement emphasized around Memorial Day.  Chief Vic Watson writes:  "If there is one thing I could urge all motorists—drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages—to do every time you get in a vehicle, it’s buckle up. It is the single most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash."
May 13
Photographers, take a look at this, Quick!  Boundary County photographersthe Fair Board is looking for your help:  The Boundary County Fair Board is sponsoring a contest to select a great photograph for the cover of this year's Fair Book. The winner of the contest not only has their photograph displayed as the cover photo for the Fair Book, but also collects a prize of $100.  If you're interested, click on this headline to read this story immediatelythe deadline is coming up quickly!
Boundary County Museum opens their summer season with special presentation:  The Boundary County Museum kicked off their summer season (and their summer hours) with a big event last Saturday, May 9. Special presentations were made throughout the day.  Several great activities that were packed with both information and fun took place throughout the day.
May 12
Enjoy an evening with your family and friends at the downtown Bonners Ferry Artwalk:  Picture yourself on a leisurely evening in May, strolling lazily around downtown Bonners Ferry, stopping by a business here, or perhaps a restaurant there, enjoying original creations of art prepared for this special day, and on display in each business.
May 8
Museum kicks off summer season with full day of great activities:  Saturday, May 9 is the day for a full day of great Boundary County activities at the Museum.  The Boundary County Museum kicks off their summer season with a slate of fun, entertainment, and education that will last through the day.  Check this story for the full schedule of events for the day.
May 7
Badger Softball:  On to State!  Things weren't looking that great for the Badgers in the District Championship game.  That changed quickly when a Badger grand slam home run put them in the lead.  Click on this story for more details of the game.

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony next week:  The Boundary County Chaplain Corps is honored to announce it is holding a Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony to celebrate and honor the lives the those Idaho Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Road work will affect all traffic at Eastport port of entry:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations advises that a road resurfacing project at the port of entry in Eastport, Idaho, will impact traffic entering the United States at Eastport through the summer and into the fall, until October 1, 2015.
May 5
ITD Crews cleaning, clearing U.S. 95 in Bonners Ferry through May 14:  Idaho Transportation Department maintenance crews are brooming and flushing U.S. 95 of left-over winter debris throughout Bonners Ferry.
May 2
Bonners Ferry Badgers are champions in remarkable baseball season:  If you haven't seen them yet this season, you get one more chance--Bonners Ferry is hosting the District Tournament this Monday.  Consider rewarding yourself with a leisurely afternoon watching this exciting Badger team play.
April 29
BFPD Chief Boone retires, new Chief Watson appointed:  When Robert Boone came to Bonners Ferry he came to retire after a 30-plus year career in law enforcement in San Bernardino County, California. He didn't come to launch a new career.  Meanwhile,  new Bonners Ferry Police Chief Vic Watson had long yearned to be
able to live in and enjoy the beauty of North Idaho.  Read the story here about Bonners Ferry's retiring chief of police, and the city's newly appointed chief of police.
Coming up May 8-9-10: The 2015 Moyie Mud Bog:  The countdown is down to only 9 more days: Organizers are putting the finishing touches on this year's 2015 edition of the Mud Bog at Moyie Springs, and are expecting lots of attendance, and lots of mud.
Bonners Ferry city councilman Mayo submits resignation:  After six years on the Bonners Ferry City Council, and three years after retiring from the Boundary County Assessor’s Office, city councilman Tom Mayo has tendered his resignation.
April 28
Boundary County Centennial coins have arrived!: The Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce had an idea for a special way to help commemorate the 100th birthday of Boundary County, Idaho this past January—the minting of a special silver coin.  The finished coins have now arrived and can be picked up.  A few coins remain available for sale.
Little white church at Paradise Valley to be renovated:  A group is organizing to renovate the little white church at Paradise Valley.  The church has been a landmark building in Paradise Valley for over 100 years.  "The church was built in 1903 and is in need of quite a bit of TLC," said Larry Hall, one of organizers of the project.
April 27
Earthquakes and Boundary County:  Have we had earthquakes here before?  Are we at risk?  A series of low-magnitude earthquakes that occurred in the Sandpoint area last Thursday and Friday were felt throughout North Idaho and into areas of eastern Washington and western Montana. Many residents of Boundary County felt the shaking of these Sandpoint-area earthquakes.  Once the shaking had subsided, questions regarding earthquakes in our area and region began to surface.
April 24
Thinking about burning that slash pile or that field?  Burn permits required after May 9:  Closed fire season in Idaho begins May 10 and extends through October 20 each year.
Free Breakfast helps raise funds for scholarships:  Our 13th annual Free CommUNITY Breakfast and Silent Auction will help many students earn scholarships for college and vocational school.
Reconstruction on I-90 from Mullan to Montana has begun:  Reconstruction has begun on Interstate 90 from Mullan to the Idaho/Montana State line, which is about a 4.5-mile-long stretch of freeway and includes Lookout Pass.  If you plan to use I-90 eastbound, you'll want to know in advance about this road construction project.
April 23
Earthquake in Idaho Panhandle felt by many in Boundary County:  An earthquake with epicenter near Sandpoint was felt by many in Boundary County.  The USGS is saying the 4.1 magnitude quake was 3.1 miles below the surface.  Click on this story for more details.
Updated at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24:  Now total of 3 earthquakes, each a few hours apart, reported since 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
April 21
Distinguished Young Women 2015:  In a swashbuckling adventure, BFHS Junior Shaleyna Higgins was selected last Saturday to serve as Bonners Ferry's 2015 Distinguished Young Woman.  Click on this story to read full coverage of the fun Distinguished Young Women event, including 25 great photographs of the contestants, dance routines, talent presentations, and more.
April 14
Idaho legislators close session with funding bill for roads:  Bill passes that meets about one-third of funding estimated to maintain roads.  "The fact is we are driving on the infrastructure that was designed and built for our grandparents."
Driver crashes into house:  On Saturday night, at about 9:10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle striking a residence.
Sandpoint man named as wanted for theft from Boundary Computer:  A warrant for the arrest of a suspect has been issued by Judge Justin Julian.
Fourth of July celebration in planning stages:  In order to have another of Boundary County's fantastic Fourth of July celebrations as in years past, planning and funding needs to start now.  Gary Leonard, who has spearheaded the organizing and funding of our area's Fourth of July celebrations in recent years, has again volunteered to help coordinate this year’s July Fourth event.
Rotary Club celebrates local law enforcement:  It was a packed house at the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club's First Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.
April 10
School Board meeting Monday to address variety of current schools' topics:  Including policies on conflict of interest, food service and nutrition standards, increasing staffing, alternate routes to graduation, and much more.  Click on this story for full details.
Spokane news anchor to emcee Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Program:  Co-anchor of Good Morning Northwest on KXLY out of Spokane will be returning to Bonners Ferry to emcee this year’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program.
April 7
Boundary County's BFHS Robotics team wins Regional Title:  FIRST Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+, along with their alliance partners, Bulldogs from Calgary, Alberta and K-Bots from Standoff, Alberta, were the Regional Winners of the FIRST Robotics Western Canada Regional in Calgary, Alberta.
Shuffling of some downtown businesses coming soon:  There will be a little shuffling going on this month on Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry.
51 employers participating in hiring event in Post Falls next week:  Fifty-one employers will be participating in the April 15 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor.
April 6
Got a teen interested in aviation?  ACE Academy offers teenagers chance to learn about aviation careers:  Navigating small airplanes, controlling air traffic and exploring Blackhawk helicopters are all part of the Aviation Career Exploration Academy, offered by the Idaho Transportation Department.  The three day academy also includes discussions with representatives from aeronautical schools, tours of the Boise airport and local aviation businesses, and tours with the Idaho Army and Air National Guard.  Alsoflights to nearby airports.  See this story for more details.
Health Fair coming:  informational booths, Fun Run, Kids' Bike Rodeo, helicopter/firetruck/ambulance displays, and more:  This year's Boundary Community Hospital offers information, free lab testing, and fun.
April 5
Downtown Radio Shack reports stolen computer, asks public help with security photos:  Boundary Computer Radio Shack, on Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry, is asking for assistance from the public to help resolve what appears to be a theft of one of their computers.  They want to know if you can identify the man shown in their security camera photos.  Click on this article to see eight security photos.
Photos for Distinguished Young Women featured in our most recent profile now available:  Click here to see the Biographies and photographs of the latest three Distinguished Young Women participants.
April 3
Distinguished Young Women tickets on sale soon;  Style Show coming up:  Being stylish is just one of the many attributes the 2015 -2016 Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry participants possess, and they will share this gift at the upcoming Style Show.
Introducing three more participants in this year's Distinguished Young Women:  This week our coverage of Distinguished Young Women continues as we publish brief biographies of three more program participants, using information provided by our local Distinguished Young Women officials.  Click this story for this week's biographies.
March 29
Secure Rural Schools program approved by U.S. House of Representatives, aimed at providing funds for rural counties:  In Washington, D.C., the U. S. House of Representatives has passed legislation which authorizes funding for Secure Rural Schools. The legislation still has several steps to become final, but could provide funds for Boundary County.
Boundary County students participate and place in regional spelling bee:  Several students from Boundary County placed in the 12th annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, held March 21 at North Idaho College.
87 pies donated and sold at hospital Pie Sale:  Over $1450 was raised at the Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale in February as, once again, the community supported and enjoyed this traditional annual event.
Residence fire last week:  Last Wednesday, March 25, Paradise Valley Fire responded to a residence fire.
Boundary County's icy Penguin Plunge 2015:  The Bonners Ferry Idaho 2015 Penguin Plunge is now in the history books as a success. Money raised for Special Olympics in Idaho was in excess of $4,400 with additional pledges still arriving.
BoCo Backpacks looking for community help:  The school year is drawing to a close, and the volunteers in the Boundary County Backpacks are in the planning stages for the weekend supplemental food program for school age children for the next school year,
March 18
Bonners Ferry Police arrest suspect at gunpoint for alleged Grand Theft:  Last Thursday, March 12, the call went out to Boundary County Law Enforcement: a man described as a tall, skinny male with a dark goatee had allegedly stolen a check from a person at the Kootenai River Inn.
Introducing more of this year's participants in Distinguished Young Women:  This week our coverage of Distinguished Young Women continues as we publish photos and brief biographies of three more program participants, using information provided by our local Distinguished Young Women officials.  Click this story for this week's biographies.
March 14
Regional Spelling Bee competition set; includes five spellers from Boundary County:  Five students from Boundary County Schools have earned their way into the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, to be held Saturday, March 21 at North Idaho College.
Labrador introduces bill permitting minor children to work in family logging businesses:  If your children are working with you in a family-owned logging business, you may technically be violating federal law. That situation may be remedied, however, under legislation proposed by Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador.
March 12
Locally-filmed movie The Fish Between the Falls to have Bonners Ferry premier:  Boundary County residents are well aware of the ongoing effort over recent years to restore the population of the Kootenai River's signature fish, the white sturgeon.  Now, a movie shot largely in Boundary County is telling the story to the world.  The movie's local showing is coming up soon.
March 11
Introducing this year's participants in Distinguished Young Women:  As this year's Distinguished Young Women event approaches, we will be publishing photos and brief biographies of three program participants each week, using information provided by our local Distinguished Young Women officials.  Here are this week's biographies.
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.
March 10
School Maintenance & Operations Levy vote totals available:  Click here to view the results of the School District M&O Levy for March 10, 2015.
March 9
School levy vote totals will be available here on our website:  Watch this space to see results on the school levy voting.
Idaho Day celebrated statewide and in Boundary County:  Idaho celebrated its first ever Idaho Day last Wednesday, March 4. Celebretory activities were held at the state capitol building in Boise, around the state, and even here in Boundary County, where 4th graders participated in a archeological dig at the Museum.
CORRECTION / UPDATE: One "Forest Funds" program has been authorized, county likely to receive federal payment in June:  Authorization of PILT funding last December will send money to Boundary County.
March 6
Fire managers ask public to use caution during spring burning:  With the lack of snow and the forecast for warm and dry weather, landowners will likely continue debris, ditch and field burning. Boundary County fire managers have some recommendations.
March 5
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 county.
March 4
Idaho Department of Labor sponsors hiring event in Post Falls; 19 employers looking to hire:  Coming up next week.
March 3
School District presents levy information meeting this Friday for all to attend; will also be broadcast on the internet:  This Friday, March 6, the Boundary County School District will present an information meeting on their request for $2.4 million for the Supplemental Maintenance and Operations Levy, the vote for which is set for this coming Tuesday, March 10.  The District is inviting everyone to attend.  The meeting will also be broadcast on Boundary County Live.  Click on this story for more information.  
Did you know—tomorrow is Idaho Day:  Idaho's first ever Idaho Day celebration is tomorrow, March 4. Many statewide events, and a few local events, are scheduled.  The official Idaho Capitol Building celebration will be broadcast on a live internet stream by Idaho Public Television at 11:10 a.m.
Icy Penguin Plunge coming up:  For the fifth year, various local teams, Law Enforcement Officers, and individuals will be “Taking the Plunge” by jumping into the Kootenai River to raise funds for Idaho Special Olympics.
Idaho legislative bill recognizes Boundary County Centennial:  Of all the legislating going on in Boise, one bill before the legislature is of a more personal nature for Boundary County.
ITD broadcast to inform contractors on requirements for federal projects:  Construction contractors and local agencies from throughout Idaho can learn about labor regulations and requirements for federal projects at a free workshop in Boise that also will be broadcast statewide.
February 26
Museum celebrates donation of Kootenai Tribe artifacts and photographs:  A unique and noteworthy collection of Kootenai Tribe art, artifacts, and photographs was unveiled for public display at the Boundary County Museum last Saturday, February 21. And of course, there was a celebration and special presentation also.
February 25
Distinguished Young Women gearing up for swash-buckling pirate fun:  Nine of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money and prizes in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly Junior Miss).
Runaway Symphony a hit in Bonners Ferry performance:  Last Saturday night, a large crowd of a few hundred people gathered at the auditorium of Bonners Ferry High School to enjoy an evening concert by the Moscow, Idaho-based band Runaway Symphony.  Why so much local interest in this band?
NIC Dean's List honors local students:  North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2014.  And we've got several Boundary County students on that list.  Check this story to learn more.
February 15
Public meets two applicants for School Superintendent position:  The search is well underway for a new Superintendent for Boundary County School District 101. Current Superintendent Richard Conley announced his retirement a couple of months ago. The District has been accepting and reviewing applications, and on Friday night held formal meetings and interviews with two individuals the School Board considers to be qualified for the position. 
Note:  This article contains brief video clips from the public meeting and questions with the candidates.
February 11
Keough expresses concern over aging Idaho bridges; several located in Boundary County:  It looks like Boundary County has 19 state and local bridges that are age 50 years or more.
Department of Labor sponsors job fair at Post Falls office:  Twenty-one employers will be participating in the February 11 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Kootenai County office in Post Falls.
Fish and Game lists statewide job openings, include some nearby summer jobs:  Idaho Fish and Game periodically lists employment openings with their department. In their most recent listing, three summer jobs are included that are located in areas in or near Boundary County.  Click on this headline to learn more about these Fish and Game summer job listings, and other employment opportunities with Fish and Game.
February 10
Search and Rescue trains for winter ice and water rescues:  With spring around the corner, ice on the lakes and rivers is a potential hazard.  Boundary County Information Officer Michael Meier reports on how local members of Boundary Search and Dive Rescue Team recently participated in training to renew and update their skills for wintertime ice and water rescues.
February 6
Looking for a fun evening? Catch a play tonight (or tomorrow) at BFHS: 
Bonners Ferry high school students will have the whole town thinking pink when they present their two final performances of Legally Blonde beginning tonight, February 6. This fun and upbeat musical follows the adventures of a sorority girl named Elle Woods – a Gemini with a double Capricorn moon – who tries to win her ex-boyfriend back by earning a Harvard law degree.
ITD presents South Hill highway construction plans at open house meeting:  A lengthy section of the highway on Bonners Ferry's South Hill will be updated with a left turn lane, sidewalks, shoulders, new drainage systems, and more. Currently, the Idaho Transportation Department is looking at two different options to update the road. ITD held a public meeting in Bonners Ferry last night to inform residents on details of the project.
Runaway Symphony band to perform locally; bringing their song Bonners Ferry with them:  This band features Daniel Botkin, a former resident of Boundary County. Mr. Botkin's song Bonners Ferry, is something of a hit in these parts, and has been popular with Boundary County social media circles.
Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team 2130 is awarded 3D printer: Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+ was selected to receive an EKOCYCLE™ Cube® 3D Printer.  And they're already putting it to work.
Forest Service seeks comments on local area Deer Creek project, a KVRI collaboration:  The Bonners Ferry Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF) is seeking public comments on a forest management project being developed in collaboration with the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative as part of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.
Family requests help on missing teen:  Reported as runaway.
February 3
ITD imposes speed restrictions on Highway 95 north of Mt. Hall junction:  The Idaho Department of Transportation will begin break-up speed restrictions on this section Wednesday morning, February 4.
February 2
High School helps out with Souper Bowl during Super Bowl week:  All the enthusiasm and excitement around the Super Bowl inspired a meaningful community event at BFHS last week.
Online now from Idaho Driver's License officials:  practice tests and a mobile app:  Building on the success of the driver’s license practice-test mobile app, the Idaho Transportation Department is now offering free practice tests on its official website.
January 31
Successful Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+ enters ninth year:  Students, mentors, parents and alumni from Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+ met on January 3 for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Broadcast. This year’s game is “Recycle Rush,” and the team hopes to continue the success they have had in previous years.
After publishing our article on the ITD travel website and the Boundary County webcam, a reader reminded us of another webcam located in Boundary County.  For more information on this, see our Letters to the Editor.
January 30
Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale is coming up:  Picture in your mind tables full of pies side by side—lemon meringue pies with towering browned meringue peaks; delicious double-crusted apple pies, huckleberry pies . . . . .
Gear Up program helps students prepare to further their education:  Sometimes in rural areas, there are obstacles that might interfere with students attaining post high school education--obstacles that aren't factors in larger, more metropolitan areas. Gear Up can help students overcome those obstacles.
New Arm Bike speeds recovery at Boundary Community Hospital:  Come and ride the bicycle—the arm bicycle that is.
January 28
ITD travel website contains helpful winter travel information; it even has a Boundary County webcam:  Got a winter driving trip coming up?  You may be glad to know that the Idaho Transportation Department maintains a website with some great information on highways and mountain passes throughout the state.  You can even view a Boundary County highway location on an ITD webcam.
Idaho State Police announces 2015 National Missing Children Poster Contest:  Idaho's Missing Persons Clearinghouse and the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification invites entries from Idaho's fifth graders for the 2015 National Missing Children Poster Contest.
January 27
Changes coming to Highway 95; ITD schedules informational open house in Bonners Ferry:  The Idaho Transportation Department is already well into the planning stages for upgrades and changes on Boundary County's part of Highway 95.  At this upcoming open house, they will be providing information on current proposals for the Highway, and looking for your input.  If you want to have any say in what happens with the Highway, this meeting will give you that opportunity.
Boundary County celebrates 100 years:  Wait a minute. Was this 2015? Or was it, somehow . . . . 1915?    It seemed like it might be 1915, as organizers of Boundary County's Centennial celebration faithfully recreated the original celebration of 100 years ago, when residents of two-day-old Boundary County, Idaho, lauded the newly minted northernmost county in Idaho.
Photograph album of the Boundary County Centennial Celebration:  Click on this headline to view our photos of the big Centennial celebration last Saturday.
Chamber of Commerce issues silver coin commemorating Boundary County Centennial:  As planning for the Boundary County Centennial celebration progressed, the folks at the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce had an idea.  Working with the Sunshine Mine, the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce commissioned a special silver coin, commemorating the Centennial of Boundary County.
January 26
Boundary County youth qualifies for North Idaho Regionals in Elks Hoop Shoot competition:  One of Idaho's premier basketball free throw shooters lives right here in Boundary County.  He regularly sinks 20+ out of 25 free throws--even under the pressure of competition.
Manny Scott gives moving motivational presentations for students and community:  Well-known motivational speaker gives an inspiring presentation to students, also meets with community following a great spaghetti dinner.
Human Rights Task Force announces winners of essay contest:  The Boundary County Human Rights Task Force has announced the winners of the Martin Luther King Day essay contest.  These include winners at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Moscow Renaissance Fair coming in spring, looking for artisan vendors:  Are you a Boundary County artisan? Looking for a popular venue to sell some of your creations?  The Moscow Renaissance Fair - a Celebration of Spring - is looking for artisans in the Northwest to sell their wares at this year’s festival.
January 23
Unemployment numbers for December released;  Boundary County little changed:  Boundary County December 2014 unemployment figures are up only slightly from the month before, but are clearly improved over the December figures of a year ago.  See our chart listing unemployment data for all of Idaho.
NAMI offering free course on mental illness issues:  Family to Family, a twelve week course for family and friends of individuals with mental illness, is being offered by the Far North Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The free course, facilitated by trained family members, will start on Monday, February 9. 
January 22
Troy Mine shutting down operations, hopes to re-open in future when metal prices improve:  The company that owns the copper and silver mine in Troy, Montana has announced a shutdown of operations at the mine, which will lead to layoffs of approximately 70 current employees. Falling prices for copper and silver are forcing the closure, according to the company that owns the mine.
Special TV program aims to improve after-high-school education in Idaho:  Students, parents can call live to college and trade school reps during upcoming TV program aimed at overcoming roadblocks to post high school education.  Idahoans who end their education in high school can expect to earn only half as much as those with a four-year degree, yet fewer than 47 percent of the state’s 2013 high school graduates went on to enroll in a two- or four-year degree program.
January 15
Idaho inaugural events celebrated:  On Friday, January 9, Governor Butch Otter was sworn in on the steps of the Idaho Capitol Building, in a public ceremony that also included the swearing in of the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction.  The next day:  the Inaugural Procession and Ball.
Change in voting site for Valley View Precinct:  Chris Peterson, Deputy Recorder at the Courthouse, has advised of a change in election polling sites for the Valley View Precinct.
Patriot Awards given to School District adminstrators:  Earlier today, personnel of Boundary County School District 101 were recognized with the Patriot Award, given by the U.S. Department of Defense office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Hospital Extended Care Facility visitation restriction lifted:  Boundary Community Hospital announced today that the visitation restriction that was put in place last week has been lifted.
AMBER Alerts now to appear on your Facebook account:  On January 13, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced a partnership with Facebook to send AMBER Alerts to the social network's community to help find missing children.  The new initiative will deliver AMBER Alerts to people's News Feeds in targeted search areas after a child has been abducted and the National Center has issued an alert.
Free community dinner and motivational presentation sponsored by School District:  For a great (and free) dinner and a chance for a great motivational experience, consider attending a special evening sponsored by Boundary County School District 101. This event features motivational speaker Manny Scott, who will be in Bonners Ferry for two days next week.
Certified Nursing Assistant class begins next week:  Boundary Community Hospital provides classes to earn certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) four times a year. A new class will begin at the hospital Tuesday, January 20.
Driver safety course:  A driver safety course will be taught on Thursday, January 29, at the Senior Center at 6635 Lincoln on the South Hill in Bonners Ferry.  Safety tips and possibly a way to save money on insurance.
January 9
Hospital's Extended Care Facility temporarily closed to visitors due to influenza outbreak:  Currently, Boundary Community Hospital’s Extended Care Facility is under visitation restriction to protect the facility residents and the general public from influenza.
January 8
Get ready to celebrate:  Boundary County Centennial blast coming up:  One hundred years ago, late on a Saturday night in 1915, Moses Alexander, who had been Idaho's governor for only 19 days, signed Idaho House Bill No. 1.  With that signature, on January 23, 1915, Boundary County was officially created.

One hundred years later, we've got another party coming.
Boundary County Treasurer Fessler retiring, shares her story:  Boundary County Treasurer Jenny Fessler will retire tomorrow and turn over her ledger books to new incoming Treasurer Sue Larson. We asked Ms. Fessler to share with our readers her thoughts on her career and her years serving as Boundary County Treasurer. Here is what she had to say.
January 7
Highway 95 construction and improvements coming; local website comprehensive source of information:  Changes are coming to Highway 95 in its course through Boundary County, and the Idaho Transportation Department wants input from Boundary County citizens to help plan those changes.  If you, like most of us, feel extremely unqualified to give any meaningful input on how our future highway should be, we have a suggestion for the first place you should start: the Highway 95 Bonners Ferry website.
National Geographic Bee champion Ethan Hubbard has opportunity to advance to state competition:  Valley View Elementary held its 4th Annual National Geographic Bee, sponsored by National Geographic, on December 18, right before Christmas Break. A new school champion was named.  In this article, you can take a Fifth Grade National Geographic Bee challenge quiz to see how your geography knowledge stacks up!
Icy roads lead to wreck with semi and pickup:  A two vehicle collision in the early hours of Tuesday, January 6, blocked Highway 95 for hours, and sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Hiring event next week in Post Falls:  Fifteen employers will be participating in the January 14 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Post Falls office.
January 6
Heavy snows hit the area; Next up:  freezing rain:  Snow blanketed the area, closing Boundary County schools on Monday, January 5 and causing havoc on roadways.  Check this story to see how it affected snow levels, the Water Year, and more on what is coming up.
January 5
Candidates declaring for Boundary County Sheriff, 2016:  It's still over a year until Primary Election 2016, but a couple of candidates have already announced their intentions to seek the office of Boundary County Sheriff.  Click on this article to read about the candidates, their qualifications, and what they would hope to accomplish as Sheriff.
January 4
Winter storm warning today:  The National Weather Service is continuing its Winter Storm Warning, in effect this morning from 7:00 a.m., until 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, January 5.
January 2
Counties working on plans for response to hazardous rail spills:  The three northern Idaho Counties, Boundary, Bonner and Kootenai, have joined forces by way of a Federal Grant to establish or update their response plans to potential spills from rail cars.
January 1, 2015
Latest Boundary County snowpack and water supply:  The early read on our water supply for next spring and summer is in.  Check this story to see how our snowpack is doing, what our precipitation for the year has been, and projections for our water supply in the coming sunny months.
December 25
Festival of Trees 2014 edition raises funds to support hospital:  The Festival of Trees accomplished its goal of raising funds for the continual support of our local hospital, Boundary Community Hospital.  Read here to learn details of this year's event, and some of the medical items the Fry Healthcare Foundation was able to fund.
Winner announced for DARE Program shotgun raffle:  The Bonners Ferry Police Department is happy to announce who holds the winning raffle ticket and is the proud winner of the brand new Winchester 12 gauge waterfowl shotgun.
Idaho population increased during 2014:  Enough people moved into Idaho in 2014 to cause a net increase in the population by an amount almost equal to the combined populations of Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint.
Your New Years' Eve invitation from the Pearl:  The Pearl Theater invites all to ring in the New Year at their special New Year's Eve party on Wednesday, December 31, the final day of 2014.
December 20
The Ferry at Bonners Ferry:  150 years celebrated at the Museum:  Fifty cents is what it would cost you to cross the Kootenai River on Mr. Bonner's original ferryboat when it was first established  back in December 1864.  The Boundary County Museum marked the Sesquicentennial Anniversary (that's the 150 year anniversary) of the beginning of Mr. Edward L. Bonner's ferryboat business.  Click on this headline to read about the big celebration event.
Night of Nativities and Carols event dazzles:  Can you imagine 133 Christmas nativity scenes on display in a beautiful and festive setting, with live performances of Christmas music helping to set a tone fitting for a peaceful holiday evening?  This remarkable Christmas event was held earlier today, one that is planned to become an annual holiday event in Boundary County.

Lots of Nativity photos included with this story.
Christmas shopping at the Boundary County Museum:  Still trying to come up with that last minute unique Christmas gift?  Did you know you can purchase some great Boundary County-themed items at the Boundary County Museum?
December 19

Moose Madness is tonight. If you have never experienced Moose Madness, consider giving it a look. It is a high energy, noisy, fun-filled experience, featuring fun basketball between Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint, student competitions that take place during breaks in the basketball action, and lots of cheering, bands, and overall madness.  Click on this headline to see the details on how Moose Madness works, and all the excitement to be had.
November's Idaho jobless rate under 4%, lowest in nearly 7 years:  (But Boundary County's rate goes up).  Above average employer payrolls and a declining labor force drove Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate below 4 percent last month for the first time since early 2008. Boundary County, however, saw a rise in unemployment over last month's figures.
Idaho ranks 2nd in the nation for volunteerism:  Over 36 percent of Idahoans volunteered during 2013, the second highest percentage among the states, according to the latest report on volunteerism from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship.
December 17
School Board finalizes policies on drug testing and emergency response;  plans upcoming M&O Levy request:  The Board of Trustees for Boundary County School District 101 met Monday, and among other things, finalized updated policies on drug testing of students, finalized changes to the District's Emergency Response Plan, and came closer to determining the amount they plan to request from voters for the upcoming 2015 Supplemental Maintenance and Operations Levy.
High speed chase in Bonner and Boundary Counties:  A high speed chase that started in Bonner County and crossed into south Boundary County occurred last Sunday night on December 14.
Dust off your maps!  Geographic Bee is coming up:  For the 27th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades.  One of those schools: Valley View Elementary School, right here in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Bonners Ferry Ranger District Office temporary closure:  On Thursday December 18, 2014 the Bonners Ferry ranger District Office will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as Bonners Ferry Electric works to replace power line poles supplying the office.
December 15
Human Rights Task Force hosting art show:  The Boundary County Human Rights Task Force is hosting an art show, and is inviting community members to display their artwork of any medium.
December 11
The Ferry at Bonners Ferry Sesquicentennial Birthday, 1864 - 2014:  Did you know that on December 22, 2014, the Ferry at Bonners Ferry will be 150 years old?  And that you are invited to help in the celebration, birthday cake and all, at the Museum.
Boundary County Library awarded funding for technology center:  The Boundary County Library has received two grants, an Idaho Department of Commerce Gem Grant, and a USDA Rural Development Grant, to fund a digital technology center that will equip residents of Bonners Ferry with the new technologies that are becoming increasingly necessary in the modern world.
Follow-up: Idaho teacher wins contest for $100,000 for her school:  You may have read a story here at NewsBF recently, where we relayed a request from Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to help an Idaho teacher win a $100,000 prize for her school.  Well, guess what . . . .
Annual Community Choir Holiday Concerts coming up:  Once again, the long standing Bonners Ferry tradition lives on. Over 80 local singers, children and adults, join together to present "All on a Starry Night," this year's annual Bonners Ferry Community Choir Christmas Concert.
December 5
Forest Service seeking seasonal workers at Bonners Ferry Job Fair; Part of the program will focus on recruiting military veterans:  The U.S. Forest Service will present job fairs statewide this Monday, December 8 at the 25 Idaho Department of Labor local offices all across Idaho, including our local office in Bonners Ferry.
Coming up this Christmas Season:  Night of Nativities and Carols:  Night of Nativities and Carols is another Boundary County Christmas season event. At this event, organizers are planning three things.
December 4
Seventeen employers at upcoming Hiring Event:  Seventeen employers will be participating in the December 10 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Post Falls office.
December 3
Lawsuit filed against City of Bonners Ferry:  In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court, a former employee of the City of Bonners Ferry Electrical Shop is requesting a jury trial to decide his claims of harassment and hostility at work, which he contends led to the loss of his job.
Inauguration events listed for newly elected Idaho officials; Idaho public invited:  The 2015 inauguration ceremony for the Governor of Idaho and State of Idaho constitutional officers will take place on Friday, January 9, 2015.  Glittering inaugural events are set for the following day at the Idaho State Capitol building.
December 1
Thinking of using aerial technology for hunting?  Think violation!:  Like all sports, hunting has its rules.   One of those rules involves using an aerial perspective to improve one's odds in the hunt.  Think carefully about that . . . .
November 25
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses:  Small, nonfarm businesses in Boundary County and 10 other counties in Idaho, as well as neighboring counties in Montana, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, may be eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.
Police Youth Explorer Post competes in law enforcement chili cook off:  The Bonners Ferry Police Department is proud to announce the Boundary County Law Enforcement Explorer Post #190 competed against area law enforcement agencies in Mt. Hall School's "Battle of the Badges" benefit chili cook off.
November 21
‘Tis the season for Christmas tree permits:  Many families in our forested area enjoy the tradition of scouting over Forest Service or BLM land to locate, cut, and take home their own Christmas tree.  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
Governor Otter is asking a favor of us . . .  "One of Idaho's very own teachers is in the final leg of an extremely competitive grant competition, and could use the support of everyone in our great state!"  Click on the headline for this story to learn how you can help out.
Labrador to discuss immigration issues on national television program:  Idaho 1st District Republican Congressman Raúl Labrador will appear on the nationally-televised CBS news program Face the Nation with Bob Scheiffer on Sunday.
Travelers visiting the International Selkirk Loop report spending nearly $5 million in our region:  Officials of the International Selkirk Loop have recently completed an online traveler survey that provides valuable information for the member communities and businesses of the scenic Loop region. This survey asked thousands of travelers a variety of questions concerning their visit to our area.
November 19
Bonners Ferry Police arrest suspected interstate drug trafficker:  The Bonners Ferry Police Department announced the arrest of a 22 year old Kila, Montana man for alleged possession for sale of a controlled substance, following an early morning traffic stop by Bonners Ferry Police.
Police and school administrators identify suspect in last week's school bomb threat:  Bonners Ferry Police, in cooperation with Boundary County School District 101 administrators, have identified a 12 year old suspect in last week's November 12 bomb threat at Boundary County Middle School.
Kramer elected as officer in state rescue association:  David Kramer was recently elected as the First Vice-Commander of Idaho State Search and Rescue Association (ISSAR) for the 2014-2015 year.
Bonners Ferry Police sponsors hunting shotgun raffle:  The Bonners Ferry Police Department is proudly raffling off this beautiful, brand new, Winchester XSP Waterfowl Max5 12 gauge hunting shotgun, just in time for Christmas.
November 17
Sandpoint woman injured in vehicle rollover on Highway 2:  Earlier today at 3:25 p.m., a Sandpoint woman was involved in a serious single car rollover on U.S. Highway 2 at milepost 68.
Emergency crews check Restorium after carbon monoxide alarm sounds:  The Community Restorium went into emergency precautions after a carbon monoxide alarm sounded earlier this evening.
Lost hunters located after spending night in sub-freezing temperatures:  Last Wednesday, November 12, the Boundary County Sheriff's Office received a call at 11:00 p.m. regarding two missing hunters.  The hunters had gone out in midafternoon for some quick hunting time before dinner.  When they hadn't returned by 11:00 p.m., the search began.
November 15
Crazy basketball with local team vs Harlem Ambassadors:  It was basketball and more as the Harlem Ambassadors came to town to challenge the local NBA Wanna B's team. Not only was there fancy ball handling, impressive scoring moves, and athletic play--on both teams--but somehow during the game, a football game broke out, also a wrestling match, and somehow around sixty members of the audience ended up doing a line dance on the basketball court, led by the Harlem Ambassadors.
November 14
Flags at half staff in Idaho today (November 14) in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jon L. Hartway, one of the Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed last week in a helicopter crash during a National Guard training mission.  The other pilot killed in that crash, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Stien P. Gearhart, was similarly honored with Idaho flags at half staff two days ago on November 12.
Note:  City of Bonners Ferry has announced that the hearing that had been set for November 18 to discuss water and sewer rates has been changed to December 2.
November 13
Preparations underway for 2014 Festival of Trees:  For the past eighteen years, the Festival of Trees has been produced by the Fry Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors and friends of the organization. This year is no different. Many people are spending hours planning, organizing and preparing for the event which this year will be on Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13.
November 12
Local authors publish illustrated book of Selkirk Loop:  A photographic journey encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and southeastern British Columbia, Selkirks Spectacular, features images by local photographers Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady.  Book publication parties, public invited, are scheduled and coming up soon in Bonners Ferry.  Click on this headline for more details.
Boundary Community Hospital training and preparing for Ebola, just in case:  With the current concern and surveillance going on worldwide regarding patients with the Ebola virus, you may want to know that our local hospital is already well into preparations and close monitoring for individuals who may have the infection, or who may have been exposed to the virus.
Report on success of recent emergency test of Idaho ham radio:  If there were some emergency, and all the phones went out, what would happen to keep vital communication going?  Ham radio is already organized to be ready at any time in just such a case.  Last month, a statewide simulated test of Idaho ham radio emergency communication systems was done.  This story reports on the success of that test.
November 11
Veterans' Day Remembrance Ceremony today:  Each year, a special Remembrance Ceremony is held on Veterans' Day at Veterans' Memorial Park, next to the library.  Today's ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.  Click this headline for more details.
Idaho Family Reading Week coming, Valley View is ready:  Get ready . . . Idaho Family Reading Week is November 17-20!  Valley View Elementary School has a full week of activities planned to get your family reading with our theme of: "Building a Community of Readers!"
Successful "Night for the Museum" fundraiser:  The fourth annual "Night for the Museum" fundraiser was held at the Museum on October 25, and was enjoyed by a sold-out crowd of nearly 100.
November 8
Record Alaskan storm leading to freezing temperatures here:  Make the most of Boundary County's brilliant sunshine and relatively nice autumn temperatures while we have them this weekend. Drastic changes are on the way.  Read here about how a storm that began thousands of miles away is sending low temperatures our way.
November 7
Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes near Boise:  At approximately 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) yesterday evening on November 6, an Idaho Army National Guard AH-64D Apache helicopter with two pilots aboard crashed during a training mission.
November 6
Boundary County emergency crews respond to gunshot injury in Highland Flats area:  Boundary County emergency services responded yesterday, November 5, to a call to assist a man with a gunshot wound in the area of the Highland Flats Snowmobile Park.
November 5
Paradise Valley Fire District seeks to fill board vacancy:  The Paradise Valley Fire District is seeking a volunteer to fill out its 3-person board of directors, according to Orrin Everhart, board chairman.  More details available by clicking on the headline for this article.

Final unofficial tallies for Boundary County are now available as of 12:45 a.m., November 5, with 7 out of 7 precincts reporting.
Click here to see local Boundary County results.

To view results for Legislative District 1 races (Keough vs Fioravanti, Sorge vs Dixon, Scott vs Bry), click here.

For statewide Idaho election results, click here.
November 4
Owner changes for local branch of Panhandle State Bank:  Something is different at Panhandle State Bank on the Bonners Ferry South Hill.    New name. New owner. And a little bit of a new look.
Twenty-one companies looking to hire at Post Falls event:  Twenty-one employers are participating in the Wednesday, November 12 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor.  Click on this story to find out what companies are hiring, and details about the event.
Care-N-Share looking for your help for Christmas:  Thirty-two years ago, Care-N-Share was started to help the children of Bonners Ferry at Christmas time.  Through this program, you can help children in our area during the holiday season.
October 30
Preparations are beginning for holiday food baskets:  Holiday Food Baskets are back again this year!  Again this Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Ministerial Association will be providing food baskets for those in our community who are in need.
Idaho plans to sell 180 lake lots by end of 2017:  The State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) voted unanimously October 28 to put 180 more State-owned leased lake lots on the auction block over the next three years.
October 28
Workshops offered on how to do business with government agencies:  If you have contemplated placing bids on federal or state projects, working as a contractor for governnent entities, or in other ways seeking to develop a business relationship with the state or federal government, you may be interested in training sessions coming up next week.
October 23
International meeting on Canada's Corra Linn Dam to be held in Bonners Ferry:  It's possible you may have never heard of the Corra Linn Dam.  But if you live in Boundary County, the Corra Linn Dam affects you.  In a few days, the International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold a public meeting right here in Bonners Ferry to discuss operations of the Corra Linn Dam.  Click on the headline for more information.
October 21
School District provides sources for weather / emergency information:  With the winter months at hand, Boundary County School District No. 101 wants to inform patrons where they can find information for school closures due to weather, or other emergency information.
October 15
Idaho and National Guard team up for program to help teens who drop out:  An opportunity for teens who have dropped out of school to renew their education in a unique and challenging environment is available. An information seminar about this program is coming up at the end of this month.
October 13
History and mystery at Grandview?  Some might think a cemetery tour a little odd, but a tour of this Boundary County cemetery proved to be quite interesting and enlightening . . .
October 11
Twin Rivers Hatchery celebrates, now open for business:  The ribbon has been cut on the Kootenai Tribe's Twin Rivers Sturgeon and Burbot Hatchery.  The Hatchery's Opening Celebration was held on Thursday, with a packed house in attendance.
Senator Crapo conducts Town Hall meeting:  U.S. Senator Mike Crapo attended a Town Hall meeting in Bonners Ferry Thursday morning, October 9.
What are all of these bugs?!!:  In some parts of the county, including the city-wide area of Bonners Ferry, the air appears to be thick with a small, winged, bluish looking insect.
Flags to be at half staff tomorrow:  Click on this headline to learn why flags will be flown at half staff on Sunday, October 12.
Experienced authors to give presentation:  Two published authors, one a University of Idaho professor, will give a presentation here October 17.
October 9
Candidate Forum informative, sometimes contentious, and--successful:  It was standing room only at the Kootenai River Inn for the Election 2014 Candidate Forum.  "There were a couple of somewhat contentious moments," said one of the organizers.
Plans begin for Festival of Trees; hospital seeking to fund new van:  For the eighteenth year, Boundary County residents will be celebrating the Christmas season with a gift to the community by supporting the Festival of Trees.
October 8
Statewide test of ham radio network involves Boundary County operators:  1700 Zulu on October 11. That's when the call for mobilization goes out.  We're talking about the mobilization of all ham radio operators within Idaho. A simulated emergency test is set to begin on October 11, and all Boundary County hams are invited to participate.
October 7
Paving set for Sandpoint Long Bridge this Thursday:  If your plans include heading south on Highway 95 this Thursday, you may want to take this road work notice into account.
Group seeking singers, instrumentalists, and dancers for June tour to Greece:  Interviews and auditions are being held for singers and dancers interested in touring Greece with Spiritsong, an international choir conducted by Vicki Blake Thompson.
October 6
Kootenai Tribe opening new Twin Rivers hatchery facility:  There once was a time when the Kootenai River was swimming with sturgeon, and teeming with burbot, a species of freshwater cod.
October 4
Valley  View students walk the walk on National Walk to School Day:  Valley View Elementary School students had a brisk and fun walk, from the downtown City Parking lot, all the way up the south hill, then across neighborhoods to their school as they took part in National Walk to School Day last Wednesday.
Kootenai Tribe plans celebration of new hatchery:  The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho invites all to celebrate with them the completion of the Twin Rivers Sturgeon and Burbot Hatchery. There will be two days of celebrating.
U.S. Senator to make three appearances in Boundary County next week:  U.S. Senator from Idaho Mike Crapo will appear at three separate meetings and events in Boundary County next week, including two Town Hall meetings and a celebration ceremony for the new Twin Rivers Fish Hatchery.
October 2
Missing hunter found safe:  A hunter missing overnight was found safe yesterday morning after an all-night search by Boundary Search and Dive Rescue, sheriff's deputies and a canine.
Candidates Forum:  only five days away; list of participating candidates now finalized:  The list of participating candidates has been finalized for the upcoming Candidate's Forum, to be held Tuesday evening at the Kootenai River Inn.  Come meet the candidates, and be ready to ask them directly any question at this non-partisan event.
Forty employers set to meet job applicants in area hiring event in Post Falls:  Forty employers are participating in an October 8 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor.  Participating employers include companies in manufacturing, sales, construction, health care, government, and many others.  Click on the headline for this story to see the full list.
Boundary Community Hospital offers 25% off mammography screening:  When statistics are one in eight—of anything—the odds are high.  That's why it is so important for women to have regular mammography screenings.  Boundary Community Hospital's special program this month can help.
Explorers cooking up downtown fundraiser:  Boundary County Explorer Post 190 will be hitting the street downtown this Saturday, in a fun-filled fund raising event.  Along with merchandise for purchase, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more will be available.
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