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August 17
What's cooking at the fair? Friends, family and fun aplenty! 
There's a whole lot cooking at the 2017 Boundary County Fair, and you don't want to miss a minute of it! To see what is still ahead and a few new pictures of what has happened, click here. To see the full schedule and all the NewsBF pictures, visit the print version! 
IPNF weekend wildfire update: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect until further notice in all state, federal, and private forestland and rangeland in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, and Latah Counties. This also includes public lands in Washington and Montana that are administered by the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Wildfire and the eclipse; what land managers are doing: With all the additional people outside enjoying the historic eclipse event in Idaho on Monday, land managers and fire managers are taking extra steps to ensure public safety when it comes to wildfire. 
Land Board sets new record for endowments for FY19: The State Board of Land Commissioners approved on Tuesday a 6.4-percent year-over-year increase in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 payout from the eight endowment funds that support Idaho's public school system, universities and other beneficiaries. 
It's a beeping, bleeping world: I've had it with dummy alarms. It seems like you can't go anywhere or do anything without some infernal contraption beeping at you. They do it with one goal in mind: to alert you, the dummy, that something is amiss, or done, or desiring your instant attention. Musings from Moyieboy, by Ken Carpenter 
August 16
Trapper Peak was ablaze 50 years ago: It was a hot, dry August 11 in 1967 when a violent thunderstorm roared across the Northwest, a storm full of crackling lightning, rolling thunder, and no rain in sight. By August 12, three fires had broken out on Trapper Peak in Boundary County, and plumes of smoke marked the beginning of fires that would consume the tinder dry forest floor vegetation, and spread into the towering trees.
August 15
~ Cabinet Mountain Water members asked to conserve ~
Cabinet Mountain Water District members are being asked to be stingy with water use for the next few days as a main pump has quit and the severity of the problem is not yet known. Until further notice, members are asked to water lawns only as necessary and refrain from using any water that is not essential. Additional information will be posted as it's made available; those needing additional information can call (208) 946-1985.
Court dispositions and sheriff's log
Idaho Land Board to auction 10 properties: The State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) today authorized the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) to offer 10 commercial properties for auction in 2017. The properties are a combination of commercial buildings, parking lots and vacant commercial building lots located in Boise, Meridian and Idaho Falls.
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Letters & Opinions
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: Shauna HillLast month I wrote you about the House’s unanimous passage of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act, which includes a bill I introduced to bring relief to veteran families. I have more good news.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: “Today, we need to feed some 7 billion people. By the year 2050, that population will swell to 9.5 billion ... To put the demand for food into perspective, we are going to have to double our production between now and 2050. We will have to produce more food in the next 30 years than has been produced in the last 8,000 years ..."
Rosanne Smith: It’s gotta be the eclipse cuz’ I’m sure not seeing straight. The Moyie Springs City Council, based on the wishes of one member, is writing an Ordinance that makes using “Jake Brakes” (unmuffled) within the city limits an offense.
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Sports & Outdoors
River cleanup set on the North Fork: The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River Watershed Advisory Group and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests invite you to participate in the fourth public cleanup day on the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River.
Discount sports physicals at Bonners Ferry Family Medicine: If your child missed the free sports physical at Boundary Community Hospital, don't fret! There's a back to school special at Bonners Ferry Family Medicine!
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James "Jim" Edward Chubb, 75, passed away on August 13, 2017, at Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.
Aubyn Ann Curtiss, 92, passed away August 9, 2017, at her home near Fortine, Montana, surrounded by the love and care of her children, relatives and friends. Memorial services for the former Montana State Senator and Representative will be at the Fortine Community Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, with a graveside service to follow at the Fortine Community Cemetery.
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Three graduate Community Hospital CNA program: Boundary Community Hospital and North Idaho College announced the graduation of the summer semester Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) class in Bonners Ferry. Pictured left to right: Instructor Tracey Maas, RN, Jennah Smith, Chloe Fletcher and Hannah Olson.
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Friday, August 18
Animal coverings with the Toledo Zoo, 1 p.m., Boundary County Library. To learn more, call (208) 267-3750.
"Wills and Trusts, the Basics," 6:30 p.m. Free class with attorney Thomas Bushnell, Boundary County Law, 6430 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To reserve your seat, call (208) 267-9321.
Boundary County Fair!
Saturday, August 19
Badger league volleyball at Priest River, tba.
Badger cross country, home vs. Timberlake, 9 a.m.
Badger girls league soccer, home vs. Priest River, 5 p.m.
Badger league football at Timberlake, 6 p.m.
Badger boys league soccer, home vs. Priest River, 7 p.m.
Monday, August 21
Solar Eclipse live stream with NASA, 9 a.m. to noon, Boundary County Library. To learn more, call (208) 267-3750.
Tuesday, August 22
Badger girls league soccer at St. Maries, 2 p.m.
Badger boys league soccer at St. Maries, 4 p.m.
Thursday, August 24
Badger boys soccer, home vs. Lakeland, 4 p.m.
Badger girls league soccer at Kellogg, 6 p.m.
Friday, August 25
Badger football, home vs. Libby, 7 p.m.
Performer's Circle at the Pearl Theater, 7 p.m., 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry.
Friday, August 25
Badger football, home vs. Libby, 7 p.m.
Performer's Circle at the Pearl Theater, 7 p.m., 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry.
Saturday, August 26
Badger cross country, home vs. Coeur d'Alene Charter, tba.
Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Garlic Fest, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bonners Ferry City parking lot.
Chess Club, 10 a.m. to noon at the Boundary County Library.
Badger girls soccer, home vs. Stillwater Christian, 10 a.m.
Badger boys soccer, home vs. Stillwater Christian, noon.
Badger volleyball, home vs. Lakeland, 4:30 p.m.
Movie Night at The Pearl, 6:30 p.m., The Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry.
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