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Local man missing after falling into Kootenai: Lincoln County, Montana, authorities are continuing to search for a 41-year-old Bonners Ferry man who fell into the Kootenai River Tuesday night as he and his fiancé were scouting a spot to be married.
Santa's Bonners Ferry arrival caught on tape! A distinguished visitor arrived in Boundary County the day after Thanksgiving. Transported in a fire truck furnished by the Bonners Ferry Fire Department, Santa Claus arrived at the Georgia Mae Plaza in downtown Bonners Ferry to the cheers and greetings of a very large crowd of children and parents.
Holiday spirit alive and well at BCMS: Our Citizen of the Month results for November are in. November’s trait was Citizenship. Please congratulate Dillon Mai sixth, Jenny Owens, seventh, Kami Bremer, eighth, and Jerry Jiminez, staff. Next month, December, the trait is Generosity. By Principal David Miles II
Community Choir to present annual Christmas concert: Bonners Ferry Community Choir presents "Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 16, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 18, both at Trinity Lutheran Church, just off Highway 95 on Cody Street in Bonners Ferry.
Flags half staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Seventy-five years ago, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, destroying much of our Pacific Fleet and killing more than 2,400 Americans. The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on the Congress to declare war and "make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us."
County seeks Emergency Management director: Boundary County is seeking to fill the position of Director of Boundary County Office of Emergency Management to fill the shoes of current director Dave Kramer, who will be taking over as sheriff in January.
Join the 117th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count: Boundary County is where we call home. It is that time of year to count another group that also calls it home. It is time to survey our feathered friends. No matter the weather, volunteers will start in the first light of the day to begin counting.
Moyie Springs City Council minutes, November 7
Winter storm watch calling for snow: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the possibility of heavy snowfall Thursday through Saturday morning in the Idaho Panhandle.
First half property taxes due December 20: Boundary County Treasurer Susan Larson would like to remind all Boundary County taxpayers that the deadline for paying the first half of the 2016 property taxes without penalty is Tuesday, December 20.
County P&Z to consider conditional use: The Boundary County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 15, in the main courtroom at the Boundary County Courthouse to accept public comment on Conditional Use Application 17-016 by John Oxley.
Explorers raising funds to attend memorial: It is estimated that every 53 hours a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty in the United States. The month of November has seen the tragic loss of 20 officers’ nationwide; more than any other month in 2016.
Holiday season busy at BCMS: Our Penny War fundraiser was a fantastic success! Through the efforts of our students and the competitive nature of our school, we were able to raise $1,517.40 to donate to local organizations. The money was split and checks given to the local Legion and VFW chapters. By Principal David Miles II
ITD seeking public input on projects: The Idaho Transportation Department is taking public comment on 26 bridge projects on highway routes across the state. The bridges will be built as funding becomes available. That list includes five spans in the Idaho Panhandle, including the Round Prairie Creek Bridge, Highway 95 at Mile 529.96 in Boundary County.
Winter weather could finally be coming: After a relatively mild November, the arrival of December could finally bring the onset of winter, with the next six days in a row offering a good chance of snowfall, and temperatures predicted to drop into the single digits a week from today.
BCH hosting Giving Tree: This year, Boundary Community Hospital is sponsoring a Christmas Giving Tree in the Outpatient Services Lobby for the benefit of Boundary County children through the BoCo Backpacks program.
Man arrested for disturbance at Naples School: On November 21 at about 8:15 a.m., Naples Elementary School contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that they had placed the school on lock down due to an intruder being on the school grounds.
ISP working to resolve *ISP issues: Through public feedback, Idaho State Police recently learned that *ISP (*477) was not working for some users with certain mobile phones.
Licenses, ID cards running late: The Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles wants to reassure customers who have not yet received a driver’s license or identification card applied for in the last five weeks.
School district seeks bids: Boundary County School District 101 is seeking sealed bids for work to be done on the Valley View Elementary gym floor. The deadline is 2 p.m. Monday, December 19.
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Letters & Opinions
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: Some Americans are so disappointed by the result of the election that they call for abolition of a 229-year-old institution that has kept our nation strong and united, the Electoral College.
Rosanne Smith: Moyie Springs News ... Seems the city council has filled the position of mayor with Chad Farrens and appointed Heather Andrews to fill the seat vacated by Farrens. Also, in other news you won't see with your monthly water bill ...
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Sports & Outdoors
Hunters urged to turn in reports: With most of the major big game hunting seasons over for the year, Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters who purchased a 2016 deer, elk, or pronghorn tag to report the results of their big game hunts as soon as possible.
IDFG seeks input on proposals: Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2017 and 2018.
Idaho hunting and fishing licenses back online: People can once again buy Idaho hunting and fishing licenses and tags online, but they will have to establish a user name and password to get entrance into the system.
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Obituaries
Cheryl Jean Adkison, July 19, 1944 ~ November 26, 2016
Kenneth Dale Gee, December 17, 1952 ~ November 27, 2016
Johnnie Allen Cook, April 20, 1945 ~ November 22, 2016
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Mrs. Hart BCSD Employee of the Month: It’s not every day that a principal gets the opportunity to recognize the efforts of one of their incredible teachers. Today I do. It’s with great honor and admiration that I recognize Mrs. Lyndsay Hart as Boundary County School District’s November Certified Employee of the Month. By Principal Lisa Iverson
Meyers named BCSD Employee of the Month: Boundary County Middle School is proud to announce Charles Meyers as the district’s Classified Employee of the Month. Charles tries hard to bring out the best in his students, always keeps a positive attitude, and has more patience than most people have.
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Events
Friday, December 9
Saturday, December 10
Spin-In, Boundary County Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spinners, weavers, tatters, knitters welcome! To find out more, call Kate at (208) 267-3235.
Monday, December 12
Tuesday, December 13
Hospital Auxiliary Meeting and monthly luncheon,11:30 a.m., Chic-N-Chop Restaurant. New members are welcome! For more information, call (208) 267-6912.
Wednesday, December 14
Winter Food Preservation Class: Making Jerky, 2 to 4 p.m., Boundary County Extension Office, 6447 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. Learn how to safely make your own jerky using a food dehydrator. Cost is $10. Seating is limited, preregistration required; to register or find out more, call (208) 267-3235.
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