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New principal hired for Mount Hall and Naples Elementary Schools:  Learn more about the new principal and some of her goals by clicking on this story.
Huckleberry picking reminders from your Idaho Panhandle National Forest:  The huckleberry picking season is already upon us in north Idaho, and due to the dry season recreational pickers are finding fewer berries than in recent years. This shortage has resulted in many questions about huckleberry picking, and concerns for some of the rough methods and illegal picking operations recently observed on the national forest.
Mayor responds to concerns on fees at city swimming pool:  The Mayor's letter is in our Letters to the Editor section.
Idaho Transportation Department sets public meeting to discuss U.S. Highway 95 on Bonners Ferry's South Hill:  ITD staff will be on hand to present information and displays, answer questions, and present the latest proposal for the South Hill section of U.S. 95.  Click on this story for more information.

Just letting all U.S. 95 drivers know:
• Idaho Transportation department crews will chip seal a six-mile section of U.S. 95 through Athol, in the Garwood to Sagle corridor, from Monday, August 10 through August 31.  That means three weeks of construction / chip sealing.

Work from milepost 447 to milepost 453 will proceed in the northbound lanes first, then crews will switch to the southbound lanes. Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone, with flaggers and pilot cars on hand to guide traffic.

Search teams locate missing kayaker on Kootenai River:  Montana and Idaho search crews were at work looking for Whitefish, Montana man.  Click on this headline for more details.
Museum offers digital BFHS yearbooks dating back over 100 years:  Want to see your old high school yearbook again? Want to see everyone's BFHS high school yearbook?  Take a look at this offer from the Boundary County Museum.
Museum receives antique and collectible items; some will go on exhibit, some to be sold:  items available for inspection and sale beginning July 20.
Area fires coming under control; latest report on Baker's Camp Fire:  Latest reports on area fires.  All are coming under increasing control.
Beautiful antique aircraft visit Boundary County Airport:  Boundary County residents were treated to a beautiful display of antique aircraft on Monday, July 13, and again the following day on Tuesday, as members of the Puget Sound Antique Aircraft Club brought their 2015 Pacific Northwest Air Tour to our local airport.  Don't miss some of the great photographs of the antique airplanes in this article.
SPOT Bus is doing well in Boundary County:  Since mid-April, the SPOT bus has been providing public transportation for citizens of Bonners Ferry. Ridership is growing, and the operator is even looking to purchase a second bus.
Free sports physicals coming up:  Boundary Community Hospital’s Medical Staff and hospital employees are volunteering their time so youth in Boundary County participating in sports receive a free physical.
Neighboring South Hill businesses work together on shoe drive:  With the start of a new school year quickly approaching, ET Wireless and Bonners Ferry’s local food bank (Community Action Partnership) are working hard to make sure that every child has a new pair of shoes to wear on the first day.
Long time business Bear Auto now under new ownership:  Located just at the top of the North Hill, Bear Auto has been in operation locally for the last thirty years. However, as of January 1, 2015, the business is under new ownership.
See our Photos of Kootenai River Days 2015 Events: 
    
     ®Pow Wow Photos

     ®Bonners Ferry SWISH Basketball Photos
             
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Letters & Opinions
David Anderson:  Mayor's view on city pool fees
Brian L. Horejsi:  Supports prohibition of mountain biking in Long Canyon area:  "the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the scale of the landscape that should be closed to motorized and mechanized abuse."
Bethany Cavender:  Swimming pool fees, thoughts and suggestions
Val Thompson:  And another response about swimming pool fees
Jessica Tingley: Responds to concerns on swimming pool fees
Larry Bauer:  Increase in swimming pool fees is too much
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Sports & Outdoors
Second Idaho Super Hunt drawing approaching:  There’s still time to enter the drawing for the hunt of a lifetime.
Three year license for 17 year olds?  Fish and Game gives the answer:  And you can read their answer right here.
Huckleberry picking reminders from your Idaho Panhandle National Forest:  The huckleberry picking season is already upon us in north Idaho, and due to the dry season recreational pickers are finding fewer berries than in recent years. This shortage has resulted in many questions about huckleberry picking, and concerns for some of the rough methods and illegal picking operations recently observed on the national forest.
F&G says avoid the rush—take Hunter Education now:  If your sights are set on hunting this fall and you still need to complete Idaho’s hunter education requirement, Idaho Fish and Game advises that now is the perfect time to sign up for a course.
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Obituaries
Robert Cope Boyd: December 20, 1920 ~ June 26, 2015
Myrna Margaret Helms Amoth: February 5, 1934 ~ July 14, 2015
Karen J. Hockett:  August 1, 1948 ~ July 11, 2015
Leslie H. Levig: October 1, 1923 ~ July 11, 2015
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Schools Information
School District 101:  Agenda for June 15 Board Meeting
School District 101:  Agenda for July 13 Board Meeting
Local Government 
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, June 29
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, July 6
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, July 13
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for June 16 City Council 
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for July 7 City Council
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for July 21 City Council
Events
Tuesday, July 28
Free Sports Physicals for Boundary County students who are planning to participate in school athletics in the coming school year.  This will be Tuesday, July 28 at Boundary Community Hospital, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Click here to read a full story with all the details on the Free Sports Physicals and how they work.

Thanks, Boundary Community Hospital, for providing this great community service for all Badgers!
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Saturday, August 1
The Boundary County Museum invites you to step back in time on the first Saturday in August, August 1.

Enjoy a free admission day at the Museum. Admission will be paid by Friends of the Museum, this month sponsored by Dave and Dottie Gray.

To see the official poster for this event, click here.
 
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