Champion Big Trees of Idaho;
some are located in Boundary County:
You don't have to travel far to see some of the
record biggest trees in Idaho—some of them are
located right here in Boundary County.
Click on this story to see the details on
Idaho's Big Tree Program, managed by the
University of Idaho Extension Forestry.
Annual Holiday "Festival of Trees" coming up:
The Fry Healthcare Foundation is bringing
to the World" with this year's 20th Annual
Festival of Trees
Event, held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds
in Bonners Ferry on Friday, December 11 and
Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Senators encourage providing full funding
for rural county program: Idaho
Senator Mike Crapo has teamed with Colorado
Democrat Michael Bennett to spearhead a
coalition of senators who sent a letter to
senate leadership recommending full funding for
the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in
any end-of-year legislation. This program
has been an important source of funds for
Boundary County and other local government
entities around the nation.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's storm . . .
Power continues to be out for approximately 50
households in Boundary County in the wake of
Tuesday's high velocity winds and driving rain
storm that swept through the Pacific Northwest,
including northern Idaho and Boundary County.
Other damage also reported.
Dazzling Night of Nativities and Carols coming
in 2 weeks: Last year, at the
first-ever Night of Nativities and Carols in
Boundary County, over 130 Christmas nativity
scenes were on display in a
beautifully-decorated Christmas atmosphere.
This year, planners are anticipating far more
displays, and are inviting all to come and see
these unique pieces of Christmas art.
Mayor Anderson honored for work with KVRI:
Last Monday's meeting of the Kootenai
Valley Resource Initiative had the usual
business and discussions on best uses of
resources in Boundary County, but also one other
important item on the agenda.
Naples Christmas Holiday Festival is set:
A big, busy, fun day of great activities have
been set for the Naples Holiday Festival, set
for Saturday, December 5. Click on this
story to see all the great events, goodies, and
excitement that are planned.
Governor announces new Idaho Medal of
Idaho Governor Butch Otter recently announced
the creation of a new award whose intent is to honor those who have rendered notable service to
Idaho and its people. The award
is the highest civilian honor conferred by the
State of Idaho, recognizing individual Idahoans
for their “exceptional, meritorious, and
inspirational” service to the people of Idaho.
Cross Country awards announced:
Bonners Ferry High School Cross Country held
their end-of-season awards banquet last
Thursday. Several Badgers made the
All-League list of Cross Country runners, and
individual awards were also given.
Badger Cross Country competes at Idaho State
Championships: Badger cross
country season came to an end on October 31 at
Farragut State Park at the Idaho State
Championships. Runners from all over the state
converged on a rainy North Idaho state park to
compete in the largest ever Idaho state cross
The Second Annual Holiday Shopping Event will take place
in Bonners Ferry on Friday, November 27 and Saturday,
November 28. This fun event will include offers from
many different merchants all across downtown, as well as
up on the South and North Hills. Watch for holiday
coupon sheets and punch cards at participating
merchants. Have your card punched every time you make a
purchase and turn it in at your last stop for the
Holiday Gift Dollars drawing which will take place after
Thanksgiving weekend. Last year, we had 10 fifty dollar
winners, and we are hoping for more this year!
More events below, or go to Events Page
Tuesday, December 1
The Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative Forestry
Sub-committee meeting will be Tuesday, December 1 at
1:00 p.m. at the Kootenai Tribal Office. There will be a
Forest Service update on projects and status going
forward. For further information contact Patty Perry at
208-267-3519 or at email@example.com