big High Five, Bonners Ferry! For
the next three years, beginning in 2017,
Boundary County youth are going to discover new
ways to eat better and stay more active, fit and
healthy, thanks to a High Five Community
Transformation Grant awarded Bonners Ferry by
the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation For Health.
meetings set on Columbia Basin EIS:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of
Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration
have announced their intent to prepare an
environmental impact statement on the Columbia
River System operations and configurations for
14 federal projects in the interior Columbia
on for missing Post Falls man: On
the evening of Saturday, October 22, the Post
Falls Police Department was informed that
William “Bo” Kirk was last seen at his place of
work, Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post
Falls, at approximately 7 p.m. He was expected
home at around 7:20 p.m., but did not arrive.
Missing hunter found safe: A local
hunter was found safe this morning, walking out
on his own after spending a chilly night in the
woods off Giles Connection Cutoff.
students get progress reports, go to the polls
and more: Midquarter progress
reports were sent home last Wednesday with
students. I can’t believe we are already 1/8 of
the way through this year! If you did not
receive your child’s progress report, ask your
child why ... and then give us a call! A
BCMS & NewsBF pictorial by Principal David Miles
Investigation continues on pedestrian collision:
Idaho State Police are continuing to investigate
the vehicle versus pedestrian fatality crash
involving a Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputy
which occurred in the intersection of US 95 and
Miles Avenue in the early morning hours of
Forest gates to open: As visitors
take to the woods to hunt and/or collect
firewood, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests
remind them that forest gates in grizzly bear
management units will be opening soon.
DMVs to close for new software:
County Division of Motor Vehicle offices across
the state will close for half-day increments in
late October or early November to install
software in conjunction with new driver’s
licenses and identification cards.
through history at the Porthill Cemetery:
Perched on a hill above what was once called
Ockonook (“a grassy hillside with rocks”) at the
very top of Boundary County lies a small
cemetery with an incredible history dating back
to 1898. Familiar historical names such as
Klockmann, Sloop, McLoughlin, Baker, and King
can be found in this, the Porthill Cemetery.
for Kids drive on at Valley View:
Valley View Elementary is now conducting its
annual Coats for Kids drive, and anyone can drop
off their clean, gently used coats with working
zippers, hats, gloves, boots and scarves during
Valley View’s office hours, 8 a.m. through 4
p.m. Monday through Thursday at 6750 Augusta
Street in Bonners Ferry.
Dave Kramer is the right choice for Sheriff. I have
heard and read the rumors and falsehoods circulating about Dave
and his lack of qualifications.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo:
The men and women who serve in the Guard and Reserve and their
families give immensely of their time and talents to serving our
nation. Their skills and commitment also add great value to the
workforce and our communities.
U.S. Congressman Raul
Labrador: As we near the end of the 114th Congress,
many groups have released their scorecards rating members of
Congress on their performance. I’m happy to report that my
record of fighting for jobs, growing our economy and a smaller,
more limited, government has been recognized by four important
Jordan Young burns up Kellogg course:
Rain and grass do not usually generate fast
cross country times. During the Ben Castro
Kellogg Invite, held at Pinehurst Golf Course, a
flat course and talented runners managed some of
the fastest times of the season.
it's early, deer season looking good:
Judging deer hunting success a week into the
season is kind of like predicting a football
game after the first quarter when the score is
7-3, but so far, deer hunters are reporting
seeing plenty of animals and expressed general
satisfaction with their hunts.
Big game hunters must call in reports:
Fish and Game's online hunter reports have
unfortunately been a casualty of the data breach
of our online vendor's database, but hunters can
still file their reports by calling the
toll-free number at (877) 268-9365.
Caroline Louise Farnsworth passed
away peacefully at her home in Bonners Ferry on
October 20, 2016, at the age of 94. Services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 29, at
the LDS Church, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners
Ferry, with interment in Grandview Cemetery.
an FFA National Finalist: Thomas Smith of the
Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter, earned the National Finalist award
Friday for Agricultural Sales Proficiency as this year's
National FFA Convention in Indianapolis drew to a close.
wins Hall Mountain Fire quilt raffle: Don Easley,
Paradise Valley, is the happy winner of the Hall Mountain
Volunteer Fire Association Auxiliary Quilt Raffle and this
awesome queen-size denim quilt, made and donated by Carol
Martin, of Port Hill.
stepping up to help dad out at Pro-X: Andrew
Brubaker from Pro X Home Center in Bonners Ferry is attending
the Fall 2016 class of the North American Retail Hardware
Association’s Retail Management Certification Program, thanks to
a $6,250 scholarship sponsored by Do it Best Corp. that will
cover half of the course tuition.
View PTO grateful: Totals are just in and the
Valley View PTO Book Fair sold $4,800 in books! All of the
profit from this sale will go directly back into our Valley View
Elementary to purchase books that teachers will use with
The third annual Harvest Festival,
Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church, 6558 Lincoln
Street, Bonners Ferry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Lots of family
fun, hot dogs, games for all ages. Children are welcome
to wear costumes!
Annual Fall Festival and Fashion Show,
7 p.m. at the Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners
Ferry. Tickets are $15 at the
door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Under the Sun,
The Dressing Room and Bonner Books. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Monday, October 31
Trunk or Treat, First Baptist Church, 6711 El
Paso Street, Bonners Ferry, 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Halloween book unleashing party for the
horror comedy "Ambulatory Cadavers" by Bonners Ferry
author McCallum Morgan, 6 to 8 p.m., Bonners Books, 7195
Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Prizes, free candy and a
reading by the author.
Tuesday, November 1
The North Idaho Forage and Grazing School,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall
Way, Ponderay. A $15 registration fee covers
refreshments and lunch, handouts, and a memory stick
with all the presentations, handouts, and relevant
Extension bulletins. Please call the Boundary County
Extension office at (208) 267-3235 for more information
and to register, or download the registration form and
agenda at http://tinyurl.com/2016NIDHaySchool.
The Boundary County 4-H Leader's Banquet,
6:30 p.m. at the