The 20 Mile Water Board of Directors
would like all members to know that all water
tests have been completed and passed. The water
is good and the IDEQ boil order has been lifted!
Meet the next five DYW participants:
Twenty of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding
junior girls are taking part in this year's
Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women
Scholarship Program April 29 at the Becker
Auditorium, and here are five more of the young women now
preparing for “A Night at the Oscars.”
Enough Chicago already!A fellow told his co-worker that he had just
turned down a huge raise because he didn’t want
to move to crime ridden Chicago. His friend
replied that he had lived in Chicago for ten
years and never had a single encounter with a
crime of any kind. Musings from Moyieboy by
Former RMA director facing Wyoming sex charges:
Former Rocky Mountain Academy director Scott
Addison, 48, whose tenure there lasted just
three months, was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming,
February 22 and officially charged March 1 with
25 felony counts after multiple women accused
him of sexual assault and attempted blackmail.
Fuelwood permits available on the IPNF:
Fuelwood permits for the 2017-2018 season will
be available beginning April 1 on the Idaho
Panhandle National Forests. A Personal Use
Firewood Permit is required if you wish to take
Family's dachshund missing in Naples area:
A family's beloved dog is missing from the
Naples/Blue Lake/Deep Creek area. She's a mini
brown and tan dachshund.
She is very much missed. If you happen to see
her, please call Denice Sandelin at (208)
290-3605 or (208) 290-4262.
Moderate to heavy rain expected tonight,
Wednesday: The National Weather
Service has issued an areal flood watch for the
region, including Boundary and Bonner Counties,
effective from tonight through Friday morning as
a warm, moist storm system is expected to bring
moderate to heavy rains to the area beginning
late tonight through Wednesday.
Tutxinmepu Powwow this weekend at UI:
The University of Idaho will host its 18th
annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Saturday and Sunday,
April 1-2, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in
Over-the-year job growth continues to top nation:
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
for February held steady at 3.6 percent while
the state continued to lead the nation in
over-the-year job growth for the sixth
Time nears to get studded tires off:
If you are traveling in Idaho, the deadline for
snow tire removal is Sunday April 30. The fine
in Idaho for having studded tires past the April
30th deadline is $67.
School bus route changes on Deep Creek Loop:
In order to reduce delays in transporting
students living on Deep Creek Loop, which
remains closed at the north end from Peaceful
Way to Highway 95, School District 101 will have
a second bus running Deep Creek Loop beginning
Expect Highway 95 delays as slide area still
unstable: The Idaho
Transportation Department advised the Boundary
County Sheriff's Office late this morning that they will reduce
travel on Highway 95 near Mountain Meadows Road
to one lane until the hillside which slid onto
the highway last weekend can be deemed stable.
Readers lift NewsBF to a new milestone:
At 10:06 p.m. Thursday, someone clicked a button
Facebook page, and established News Bonners
Ferry as the best liked local news source in Boundary
County. We can't be sure who our 5,000th
Facebook friend is, but we are glad you stopped
Highway 95 moving, Deep Creek
As of 8 p.m. today, Highway 95 at mile 498.6 six
miles south of Bonners Ferry remains down to one
lane of traffic with flaggers after a major mud
slide Tuesday evening. Deep Creek Loop, which
was shut down not long after the slide, remains
Gearing up for 15th CommUNITY breakfast:
The Bonners Ferry Rotary is pleased to announce
its 15th annual CommUNITY Breakfast and Silent
Auction, to be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday,
April 22, at the Valley Event Center at the
Boundary County Fairgrounds.
Kootenai Tribe seeks aquaculture tech:
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is seeking to hire
an Aquaculture Technician II, who will work in
assisting in all phases of production of burbot
at the Kootenai Tribe’s Sturgeon and Burbot
Hatchery in Moyie Springs.
Idaho Representative Heather Scott:
As the tentative March 24th session deadline
drew closer, there was an urgency to “get done
and go home.” This reckless pace of Pelosi-style
“pass-it-to-find-out what’s-in-it” style of
legislating is counter productive to what Idaho
really needs and justification for a major
overhaul of the committee system.
Congressman Raul Labrador: Fresh
off of an election that delivered a unified
Republican government, the nation is in a
position to finally see the realization of the
party’s biggest campaign promise — the total
repeal of Obamacare. Last week, House leadership
produced a bill that fell far short of that
Hayden Lake angler reels in the latest state
North Idaho angler Scott Kerns now holds the the
Idaho catch-and-release record for Northern
Pike. He caught a 44-plus inch Northern Pike
while ice fishing on Hayden Lake in early March.
The fish, weighing approximately 33 pounds, was
a true trophy for any angler.
Spring chinook seasons set:
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved the
spring chinook seasons and rules for the Snake,
Clearwater, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers
during its regular meeting Thursday, March 16,
in Boise. Fishing will open April 22.
Fall will bring more elk tags, fewer mule deer:
Hunters will see fewer hunting opportunities for
mule deer does in the fall, but more controlled
hunts for elk, particularly cow elk.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners on Thursday,
March 17 set the hunting seasons for deer, elk,
bear, pronghorn, mountain lion and wolf. The
rules will be available online and in print in
Lauretta Tase Walters passed away peacefully at
the Boundary County Restorium on March 17, 2017.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April
6, in the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home Chapel,
Bonners Ferry, with private interment in
Merrill and Betty to celebrate 70th anniversary:
Merrill Marcy and Betty Patterson were married March 30, 1947,
in Naples, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to attend an
open house in celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary at
the Chic-N-Chop Restaurant in Bonners Ferry between 1 and 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 1.
Garrek Dlug earns pilot's wings:
Garrek Dlug, 17, is Bonners Ferry’s newest
private pilot. Garrek started training for his
license last year through an Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) Ground School
Donkey Basketball, 6 p.m., Bonners
Ferry High School Gym. Advance tickets are $8 adults, $6
students and $4 children, available at the high school
office, tickets at the door $1 more. Proceeds benefit
the high school athletic department general fund.
Lake Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" public
meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Ponderay Events Center,
401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E, Ponderay. Anyone interested in the Lake Pend
Oreille fishery is welcome to attend.
Friday, March 31
BFHS Robotics Open House,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Boundary County
Middle School Robotics Shop. Come see
the team awnd meet this year's robot
Saturday, April 1
Free First Saturday at the Boundary County
Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission
sponsored by Paul and Sue Graves.
Badger Softball, 3 p.m., double header at Riverside.
Helping Hands of Naples People Helping People
Fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m., South Boundary Fire
Station 1, Naples. All you can eat homemade ham feast
with dessert, $7 adults, $5 kids 4-10, $25 for a family
of five. Kids three and under eat free!
Gil Rivas live, 5 to 8 p.m., Kootenai
River Brewing Company, 6424 Riverside Street, Bonners
Ferry. For reservations or to find out more, call (208)
Monday, April 3
Spring Break in Boundary County public
schools. Classes resume Monday, April 10.
Wednesday, April 5
Boundary County Victim Services Support Group,
noon, United Methodist Church. For victims of domestic
violence or sexual abuse. Facilitated by trained Crime
Victim Advocates. Free child care provided. First
Wednesday of every month. The 24/7 Crisis and
Information line is (208) 267-5211.
Thursday, April 6
Badger Baseball, 11 a.m., double header
vs. Riverside, home.
Friday, April 7
DIY Greenhouse From Cattle Panels to Extend Your
Gardening Season, 1 to 4 p.m., Boundary County
Extension office, 6447 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry.
Cost is $5,
call (208) 267-3235 to register. (Rescheduled from March
Badger Softball, 3 p.m., double header
at St. Maries.
Lincoln Day Dinner, no-host social, 6
p.m., buffet dinner, 7 p.m., Kootenai River Inn.
Sponsored by the Boundary County Republican Central
Committee. Tickets are $45 per person,
available from any Boundary County Republican precinct
committee person. Please RSVP by March 28 by emailing