Boundary County News
Stitch in Time
candidate Sue Larson: I
write to introduce myself to you, as I am
running for the office of Boundary County
Treasurer. My name is Sue Larson, and I already
have all of the requisite knowledge for the
Plenty of Easter Egg hunts to choose from:
If you're looking for a plate to take your
children, dressed up in their Easter finery and
toting their darling little baskets, to
enjoy that wonderful childhood tradition of
hunting Easter eggs, you don't have to look far
if you're in Boundary County, where you have
four events to choose from Saturday.
is 2014 Ag Baby: In observance of agriculture, spring, and
new beginnings, Farm Bureau is pleased to
announce this year’s first baby of spring.
Caitlyn Paige Dunham, born March 20 to Bethany
and Anthony Dunham.
discharge at full capacity: In response to increased snowpack in the
Kootenai Basin during the month of March, the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is discharging full
powerhouse capacity, about 25,000 cubic feet per
second, at Libby Dam.
Veterans Stand Down coming May 10: The 2014 North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will
take place this year from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, at the Kootenai County
Fairgrounds. The event is held annually to
provide services to homeless and disadvantaged
veterans in Coeur d’ Alene and the surrounding
seeking man who hit ambulance: The
Idaho State Police are asking for the public's
assistance in locating Samuel John McCartney,
36, of Twin Falls, Idaho.
McCartney was charged with inattentive driving
in Adams County after the car he was driving
collided head-on with the Council Ambulance on
Highway 95 at milepost 121 near Indian Valley on
October 22, 2013.
needs to find new home: Morty
is a four-year-old male Lab/Rhodesian ridgeback
mix who grew a whole lot more than the family
who picked him up from the free box
at the Bonners Ferry Farmers Market expected, and now
they are trying to find him a forever family who
can give him room to run and romp.
Update: Morty found a forever home! Thank you!
contestants 8 through 10: Here are the final three contestants in the 2014
Distinguished Young Women competition, which
takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in
the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High
Davis living his automotive dream: After years of study and work, a dream comes
true on Saturday for a former Bonners Ferry
couple, as Brian Davis and his wife, Jenna
Richardson-Davis, open Hellbilly Customs, a
complete automotive customization shop in Coeur
testing going well at VVES: The first week of Idaho State testing has gone
very well. The fifth grade has taken the Science ISAT assessment. This week we begin the new SBAC
assessment for math and language arts. By
Principal Gary Pfleuger
records and sheriff's log
phone maintenance planned ~
Boundary Community Hospital will be
undergoing phone system maintenance from 3 to
3:30 a.m. Monday, April 14. Please call the
Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911 for all
emergency calls during this time.
has European dreams: Bonners
Ferry High School junior Kassy Lecrenski, whom
you may have seen working the produce aisle at
Super 1 Foods, is excited about a once in a
lifetime opportunity for travel, and while she's
working hard to make her dream come true on her
own, her community can help her, and her
aspiring classmates, get to where they hope to go.
Microsoft will not call to fix computer bug:
A Bonners Ferry man reported getting a phone
call today from "Microsoft" informing him that
his computer has been infected by a virus, and
insisting that he follow his instructions or
face digital catastrophe. Fortunately, he
recognized the scam before it bit him.
Birthday bash Saturday at the Eagles:
The Bonners Ferry Eagles are hosting a
one-of-a-kind birthday bash tomorrow evening,
one during which you can share tales, laughs and
memories of a combined 319 years of Boundary
County living in a single sitting.
destroys contents of Highland Flats home:
While firefighters from three departments were
able to save the shell, the interior and
contents of a storage building with upstairs
living quarters were completely destroyed by
fire Thursday afternoon, leaving an elderly man
and his dog homeless and lacking.
recovering in Denver after collision:
BJ Roop, 63, Naples, traveled to Denver in late
March to visit family for a few weeks, but after
shattering both ankles in a vehicle collision
March 31, the visit there will instead be for
unplanned months, time that will pass much more
quickly with well wishes from friends here at
Library to hold meetings on expansion plans:
A series of weekly public informational meetings
will kick off next week to explain two measures
that will go before Boundary County voters May
20 that would, if approved, bring a world-class
library housing much more to Bonners Ferry.
with ties to county indicted: Nathan Paul Davenport, 34, and Matthew Taber Annable, 39, both of whom lived in Boundary
County near Eastport when their alleged crime
spree began, were indicted Wednesday by a
federal grand jury in Boise for multiple bank
larcenies, conspiracy, and use of a deadly
weapon during a felony offense, U.S. Attorney
Wendy J. Olson announced.
prescribed burns to begin: The Idaho Panhandle National Forest plans to
initiate their annual prescribed fire program
starting today and continue into the following
contestants 4-7: Here are the next four contestants in this
year's Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women
contest; if you missed the first three,
click here! All 10 are working day and night
for the big event, which takes place at 6:30
p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Becker
Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School.
Health Fair coming May 10: Health advocates will man over fifty booths at
this year’s Health Fair sponsored by Boundary
Community Hospital, taking place on Saturday,
arrested in drug sting: The Bonners Ferry Police Department announced
that at about 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, officers,
deputies and agents from the Bonners Ferry
Police Department, Boundary County Narcotics
Task Force, Boundary County Sheriff’s Office,
U.S. Forest Service Police and the U.S. Border
Patrol served narcotics related search warrants
in the 6500 Block of Madison Street and the 6600
Block of Augusta Street in Bonners Ferry.
Kootenai expected to reach action stage:
A forecast by the National Weather Service
predicts that the Kootenai River will reach and
slightly exceed flood action stage at about 11
a.m. Friday, April 11.
scholarship deadline near
Applications for Bonners Ferry Rotary
Club scholarships, which are available for high
school graduating seniors as well as students
attending college or in vo-tech programs, are
due on April 17. Applications are available on
Rotary club website.
Groups demand bull trout recovery plan:
Citing the fish stock’s “precarious state,”
Friends of the Wild Swan and Alliance for the
Wild Rockies filed a legal complaint Tuesday in
federal court in Portland, Oregon, faulting the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to
complete recovery plans for bull trout as
required under the Endangered Species Act.
honored for service to city: Bonners Ferry Police Chief Bob Boone recently
recognized Dean Satchwell for his years of
service to the community, both as an employee and
volunteer for the City of Bonners Ferry and the
Bonners Ferry Police Department, presenting him
with the department's Distinguished Service
to be 'Capital for a Day:' Idaho
Governor Butch Otter is bringing the State
Government to Boundary County when he visits on
Friday, April 25, bringing part of Boise with
him. The “Capital for a Day” program is designed
to allow citizens the opportunity to engage with
the governor and his staff regarding any concern
or problem they are experiencing in dealing with
an issue in the state governmental process.
the Wild' seeks talent: Friends of the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
is hosting its third annual "Art in the Wild"
art show and sale Friday and Saturday, August
29-30, and organizers recently sent out
invitations to artists who've participated in
the past, but they are sure there is much more
talent out there.
bomb suspect waives prelim: Bonners
Ferry Police Chief Bob Boone reports that pipe
bomb suspect Allen Stafford, also known as
Avery, appeared in front of Judge Justin Julian
on Friday and waived his preliminary hearing.
nice, wet month in the basin: Libby Dam's April water supply forecast for
April to August has been helped considerably by
a lot of moisture received in the region in
March, an extremely wet month in the Kootenai
records and sheriff's log