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September 18
~ Fire restrictions lifted ~
Agencies responsible for managing lands and providing wildland fire protection in the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch area, which includes Boundary County, have lifted fire restrictions for the entire area. With the cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, conditions no longer warrant extreme fire danger; however, Forest Service personnel are still reminding the public to be careful with their fires. Fire managers would like to thank everyone for their patience during fire restrictions and for their help preventing wildfires.
Early morning drill to test abilities: Boundary County will activate its Emergency Operations Center at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow in a training exercise with several other agencies. Residents with police scanners will hear radio traffic involving emergency services throughout the county.
Year off to a great start at Valley View: The school year is off to a great start and the students and staff at Valley View are excited to be back into our hallways. The school looks great and we are very appreciative of all the hard work of the custodial staff and many others over the summer.
Dye job to aid fishery understanding: From September 24 through 29, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct dye tracer and aerial mapping studies on the Kootenai River. Data from the studies will support Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Kootenai Tribe of Idaho fisheries and river restoration projects.
College application week coming to BFHS: Idaho College Application Week is November 6 through 9, and at Bonners Ferry High School, teachers and counselors encourage eligible students to apply to at least one college during the week. And that's not all that lies ahead for BFHS students who have their eyes on higher education.
September 17
Third-annual Community Quilt Show coming: The third-annual Bonners Ferry Non-Judged Community Quilt Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. There'll be door prizes, quilt sales, vendors, demos and to add icing to the cake, the winner of the beautiful community quilt will be drawn!
September 16
Robert Joseph DombroskiSearch underway for missing Libby man: Searchers in Lincoln County are looking for Robert Joseph Dombroski, who was last seen Thursday night in Libby at around 10 p.m. wearing a black long sleeved Rob Zombie T-shirt, black slacks and black tennis shoes. He is 6'4" and 172 pounds. He has sandy blonde hair and a scorpion tattoo.
~ Firefighter needs parts for skidder ~
‎Nichole Anthony‎ is in search of a planetary ring gear and an axle gear for a 518 skidder #5051788 as Joe is up on a fire broke down. If anyone can help please call (406) 291-7014.
September 15
Lock rigs, don't leave good stuff in plain sight: The Bonners Ferry Police Department would like to remind you to be sure to lock your vehicles when unattended. Do not leave valuables such as iPods, phones, money or guns in unsecured vehicles.
Bart DavisDavis gets Senate confirmation as Idaho's U.S. Attorney: The nomination of Idaho State Senator Bart Davis to serve as Idaho’s next United States Attorney was confirmed Thursday evening by the United States Senate. Davis’ nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote on Thursday, September 7.
Rathdrum woman killed in three-car crash: A Rathdrum woman lost her life Thursday afternoon after her vehicle was rear-ended on SH53 near Rathdrum.
September 14
Idaho Panhandle National Forests weekend wildfire update: There were two new wildfires detected across the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch zone since last week. They were quickly contained and are being monitored. Even with the cooler temperatures and possible precipitation, fuel moistures are still very dry and fire danger remains extreme.
Fit & Fall Proof class starts Monday: The Bonners Ferry Senior Hospitality Center will begin the fall session of the “Fit and Fall Proof Class” at 10:45 a.m. Monday, September 18. The class is specifically targeted for older adults or anyone who would like to improve their fitness or has a history of falling or a fear of falling.
Boundary County Commission minutes, August 28
September 13
Idaho AG warns consumers in wake of Equifax hack: Hackers recently accessed the personal information of 143 million Americans at Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies. The exposed data includes consumers’ names, Social Security Numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Idaho's attorney general has tips to protect yourself.
Eller bringing Bad Asses and Disasters to museum: The Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and the Boundary County Historical Society and Museum are pleased to present “Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho” a performance by Idaho songwriter Gary Eller, at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at the Boundary County Museum, 7229 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. His performance will be followed by a jam session, so bring along your instruments!
This Old Trunk celebrates a year: An eclectic shop quietly celebrated its first anniversary last month in the old South Hill Furniture building on Main Street, and if you haven't visited yet, you owe it to yourself to stop in and visit "This Old Trunk Antiques and Collectibles, 7219 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, and owner/retail baby sitter Heather Bailey.
September 12
Craig AndersonLibrary Journal honors library district as Best in America: Boundary County Library District is the Best Small Library in America, 2017, honored today by Library Journal with the support of sustaining sponsor the Junior Library Guild.
Professional angler victim of theft: A professional trophy fisherman at Perkins Lake was robbed of a large and expensive quantity of gear from his boat while he was parked for a few minutes on Monday.
Hiring event slated in Sandpoint: The Idaho Department of Labor office at 613 Ridley Village Road, Suite C, Sandpoint, is hosting a hiring event with multiple employers all under one roof from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 20.
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Letters & Opinions
Patricia Christo: What a wonderful article (Locals taking part in Walk to End Alzheimer's, September 11)! Thank you for publishing! Thank you for walking!
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: Fourteen years ago, congressional colleagues and I crafted the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to help provide the U.S. Forest Service with the tools needed to do the necessary work on the ground to restore our forests to health and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire to our communities and ecosystems.
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Sports & Outdoors
Make the call to catch poachers: With many hunting seasons in progress or about to begin, the Idaho Fish and Game is asking the public to call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline if they witness a violation of fish and game laws.
Correction: Badgers win in overtime: Thompson Falls had a great defensive game Friday night,but Bonners Ferry rallied to a 28-26 win in overtime.
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James Grant Malmquist, Sr., 75, Bonners Ferry, passed away September, 8, 2017, in his home under the care of his beloved wife of 40 years, Leona Malmquist. The family invites you to celebrate his life at noon Sunday, September 24, by having a moment of silent prayer in his honor.
Donald Joel Alexander, July 21, 1942 ~ August 27, 2017
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Hannah SimsSims preparing for state DYW in Idaho Falls: High school senior girls from across Idaho, including Hannah Sims of Bonners Ferry High School, will join together in Idaho Falls for the Distinguished Young Women of Idaho program to be held Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 at the Civic Auditorium.
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Tuesday, September 19
Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., LDS Church, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry. For an appointment, call 1-800-423-0151 or visit
Computer Tutoring by appointment, 1 to 5 p.m. in one hour sessions. Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Badger boys soccer at Immaculate Conception Academy, Post Falls, 4:30 p.m.
Badger girls soccer at Coeur d'Alene Charter, 5 p.m.
Cub Scout Pack 114 Recruitment Night, 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. All boys in grades 1-5 are welcome. For more information, call or text Bill at (208) 597-2427 or email
Badger league volleyball, home vs. Priest River, 7 p.m.
Bonners Ferry City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Bonners Ferry City Hall, 7232 Main Street. To find out more or to get scheduled on the agenda, call (208)-267-3105.
Wednesday, September 20
Badger cross country at Moscow, tba.
"S-o-o-o-o Colorful!" Storytime, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Second Harvest food distribution, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 6784 Cody St, Bonners Ferry. This will be the final distribution of the season. Bring bags and boxes!
Fall Mushroom Hunting in Boundary County, 1 to 3 p.m., Boundary County Extension Office, 6447 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. Participants will receive a list of resources including excellent online guides for identifying mushrooms. $2. To find out more, call (208) 267-3235.
Thursday, September 21
Badger girls league soccer, home vs. Timberlake, 4 p.m.
Badger boys league soccer, home vs. Timberlake, 6 p.m.
Will and Estate Planning: The Basics, 6:30 p.m., Bonners Ferry Visitor's Center. A free legal class by attorney Tom Bushnell, all are welcome!
Badger league volleyball at Timberlake, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 22
Multi-Family Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 517 Westwood Drive, Moyie Springs.
Huge Swap Meet, 8 a.m. to ?? at the Home Bar in Troy, on the grass and across the street. Wallie will be cooking up great BBQ, lots of new biker things and so much more!
Lego Club at the Boundary County Library, 1 to 3 p.m. All ages welcome and we provide Legos! 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Fab Lab Class by appointment, 1 to 7 p.m., two hour sessions. Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. To find out more, call (208) 267-3750.
Badger league football at Pullman, 7 p.m.
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