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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
U.S. Congressman Raul
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.
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 ...
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.
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
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.
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
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.