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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.
BOUNDARY COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS:

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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