made in Northside bombing:A 19-year-old Bonners Ferry man has been taken
into custody for the explosion that rocked
Bonners Ferry's Northside this morning and sent
two people to the hospital for treatment.
Updated 5:30 p.m. Mar. 9:
Suspected bomb injures two on the Northside: A joint investigation with the Bonners Ferry
Police Department, the Boundary County Sheriff's
Office and the Idaho State Police is underway
after an early morning explosion heard by many
on the Northside in Bonners Ferry.
More flooding expected:The National Weather Service, Spokane, has
issued a second areal flood watch as rains in
the region intensify in the region. The advisory
is in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday.
memorable trip the long way:
Gregor Philyaw and his fiancé, Jessica Ferguson,
decided to take the long way home to Bonners
Ferry from Sandpoint Wednesday, and it turned
out to be a memorable decision.
restrictions to start on Highway 1:
Speed restrictions will go into
effect on Idaho 1 from the Hall Mt. Junction to
the Canadian border Sunday, March 9. The
restrictions are designed to protect the road
and travelers until warmer spring weather can
solidify the road base.
water forecast near normal:The snowy blanket that builds in winter and
feeds Columbia River rivers and streams through
spring and summer has shown a much desired
growth spurt thanks to a wet February and
continued precipitation in early March.
'Ranger Bill' to rebuild after fire:
Bill McIntosh, known as "Ranger Bill" by many
for his years working with the U.S. Forest
Service part time keeping up the Snyder Guard
Station, doesn't yet know how, but he says he is
planning to rebuild after fire destroyed his
Camp Nine home Friday.
to Walk Out of Darkness: Leah
Meister, Bonners Ferry, will be joining with
hundreds of people to walk 18 miles through the
night in the Out of the Darkness Overnight to
benefit the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention on June 14-15.
Nystrom out of this world!Bonners
Ferry High School is ecstatic to announce the
awesome Donna Nystrom as the esteemed classified
employee of this lunar cycle, or, for those of
you more down-to-earth, as Boundary County
School District 101 Classified Employee of the
coming home for recital: For students graduating from the University of
Idaho with a performance major, it is customary
to put on a Senior Recital in Moscow. Never
being one for custom, Chloe Cavender wanted to
add a new dimension to the event and put on a
recital in her hometown of Bonners Ferry.
robot bagged and tagged: Bonners
Ferry High School's FIRST Team 2130 Alpha+ has
finished building this year's robot! By midnight
of February 18, we had our robot in its bag,
ready for competition, where we can no longer
work on it. By Derek Reynolds
and Tia Avery: Allen Avery is our son. We would like to
apologize to the people involved and the
community for his reckless behavior and lack of
regard for human life.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador:
This week, the President unveiled his budget for
Fiscal Year 2015, a budget that - if passed –
would devastate our economy and add a crushing
debt burden onto our children.
Mike Weland:Just for fun, I did a quick search of newsbf and
compiled a partial
list of the articles regarding school bomb
hoaxes in Boundary County public schools.
Badger boys off to
state: The Bonners Ferry Badger boys basketball team
earned a trip to state Thursday evening,
traveling to Timberlake and downing the Tigers
36-33 in a loser-out game decided at the free
throw line with only 35 seconds left on the
News Bonners Ferry is always in need of sports news, whether the
results of games played or events coming up. Due to my condition
following a stroke, I can no longer get out to the games, so I
depend on coaches, players or fans to keep me updated. If you
have sports news or photos, please email to
Lorain Elizabeth Niemiec passed away on
March 7, 2014, at Aces Elder Care in Bonners
Ferry. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
March 14, at Grandview Cemetery.
Joyce Ann Trueblood
passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a
short battle with lung cancer. Memorial Services
for family, friends and the community will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Bonners
Stanley Morie Battles, 72, passed away on March
5, 2014, at Boundary Community Hospital in
Bonners Ferry. Arrangements to be announced.
William Delwin Frans passed away on March 2,
2014 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene.
Private services will be held.
Michael Harris Mills, 68, passed away on
February 22, 2014, at his home in Bonners Ferry.
Private services are being held.
Mark Spencer LaVoie, of Bonner’s
Ferry, passed away Thursday, February 6, at his
home. His life well lived will be celebrated at
his home on March 22 with an open house from 1
to 4 p.m., with a service at 1:30 p.m.
Essay contest winners
named: The Boundary County Human Rights Task Force has
announced the winners in the essay contest
submitted for Martin Luther King Day.
Local students on NIC
Dean's List:North Idaho College recently announced its
Dean’s List for fall semester 2013. Students
eligible for the NIC Dean’s List must be
enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and obtain a
grade point average of 3.75 or above.
BCH Employee of the Year: Charlene Lyle is Employee of the Year for 2013
at Boundary Community Hospital. Charlene has
been employed at BCH for five years. As a
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Charlene
works full time in Acute Care.
United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Saturday, March 15
Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Bird Walk, 9 a.m. Gather at the Refuge's
Education Barn for a two hour outing. Dress for the
weather. Bring binoculars and/or a scope and a birding
guide if you have them available. Everyone is welcome.
United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, 9
a.m. to noon, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Badger baseball at Orofino, 11 a.m.
Badger softball double header at Lakeland JV, noon.
Monday, March 17
Badger softball double header at Lake City, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18
Bonners Ferry Community Blood Drive, 11
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mt. Springs Church, 6789 Main Street.
Schedule an appointment at
or call 1-800-423-0151.
Wednesday, March 19
Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative WAC
Subcommittee meeting, 7:30 a.m., Kootenai Tribal Office.
To find out more, call Patty at (208) 267-3519.
Friday, March 21
Badger baseball, home vs. LV Rogers
double header, noon.
Cabin Fever Pasta Dinner and Auction Fundraiser
for the Boundary County Democrats, 6 p.m. at
the Pearl Theater. Wine and beer and lots of fun! $10
person/$20 family. Bring already-cooked pasta dishes,
salads, desserts and bread and well-made handcafts for
the auction. Set up at 5 p.m.; clean up afterwards.
Tuesday, March 25
Badger softball double header at Sandpoint, 2 p.m.
Badger baseball at Sandpoint double header, 2 p.m.