~ Due to weather, tonight home wrestling
meet versus Kellogg and the boy's basketball
away game at St. Maries have been cancelled. ~
School board to hold M&O levy workshops:
The Boundary County School District #101 board
finalized dates and locations for the upcoming
Maintenance and Operations Levy workshops during
their meeting on Wednesday, January 11.
Pearl Theater to celebrate Robert Burns:
Put on your plaid and join us at The Pearl for a
glimpse of Old World Scotland at Burns Night at
7 p.m. Saturday!
Come on in to share some traditional Shepherd’s
pie, Bubbles and Squeeks, Red and Green cake and
heartwarming soup as you immerse yourself in the
traditions of Scotland.
Busy but fun times at Naples and Mt. Hall!
With second quarter coming to its end, it’s a
nice time to sit back and reflect on what a
great second quarter it was. Mt. Hall and Naples
were especially busy. We enjoyed our
Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, as well as
all of the excitement that goes into the holiday
season. By Principal Lisa Iverson
'Backyard Poultry' coming to NIC Sandpoint:
If you are trying to decide what kinds of
poultry to raise, check out "Backyard Poultry:
Eggs, Meat and Much More!" at 6:30 p.m. each
Monday from February 6 through February 20 at
North Idaho College at Sandpoint, 102 Euclid
Areal flood watch issued:
The National Weather Service has issued an areal
flood watch for North Idaho and northeast
Washington, in effect from Wednesday morning
through late Thursday night.
Attendance vital to student performance:
Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution that
will help your children succeed? I have an easy
plan. The business of education is to help
people make informed decisions. The only way to
do this is to teach the facts, increase
communication and share knowledge.
Superintendent's Scoop by Gary Pflueger
Idaho to receive $7.48 million in settlement
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced
on Friday that a nearly $864 million settlement
has been reached with Moody’s Corporation,
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and Moody’s
Analytics, Inc., by the U.S. Department of
Justice, 21 states and the District of Columbia.
Otter takes steps to protect state computer
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed an executive
order Monday enacting the recommendations of his
Cybersecurity Task Force. They include
appointing a “Director of Information Security”
to lead efforts to detect, identify and thwart
hacks on the State of Idaho’s computer networks.
Storm warning issued for snow, sleet, ice:
The National Weather Service has issued a winter
storm warning for snow, freezing rain and sleet
in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday through 8 a.m.
Thursday. The winter storm watch issued Sunday
is no longer in effect.
Two Bonner County deputies shot: An investigation is underway after two Bonner
County Sheriff's deputies were shot while
attempting to serve a warrant on Mountain View
Road in Blanchard shortly before 11:30 a.m. today.
At a press conference this afternoon, a Kootenai
County deputy told reporters that both deputies
and the suspect, all of whom were transported to
Kootenai Health, are expected to survive. Both
deputies, he said, were shot three times. As yet
no names are being released, nor is the
condition of the suspect.
BCH orthopedic clinic expands:
The Orthopedic Clinic at Boundary Community
Hospital is expanding. Mike Schicker, DO, from
North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in
Ponderay will have specialist clinic hours on
Friday mornings starting this month.
Emergency responders train for river spill:
On Saturday, January 14, several first
responders from local fire departments, Boundary
County Search and Rescue, the Sheriff’s Office
and Kootenai Tribal Police came together to
train with Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad
personnel on spill containment on the Kootenai
and Moyie Rivers.
Stay safe from scam tax calls:
The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reminds
everyone that it's income tax time again, and
with that comes the telephone scams by people
representing themselves as being with the IRS or
State Tax Commission.
Capturing wolverines with pixels and wire
brushes: The forest floor has a
thick blanket of snow topped by a layer of
bone-chilling air that’s so still a creaking
tree sounds like an airhorn. It appears all
animals have abandoned the forest for warmer
climes, but biologist Diane Evans Mack’s remote
cameras tell a different story. A handful of
hardy animals roam Idaho’s snowy, mountainous
forests, and among them are wolverines.
North Idaho elk study in its fourth year:
Fish and Game biologists in Idaho’s Panhandle
region have started the fourth year of a
comprehensive elk mortality study. Working with
a private helicopter contractor, biologists have
been in the field capturing and collaring elk
since January 8.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo:
I recently wrote about the need to heed the
Social Security Trustee’s warnings and shore up
Social Security. Like the requirements for the
Social Security Trustees to annually assess the
state of the trust funds that support the Social
Security program, the Medicare Trustees are also
required by law to report to Congress on the
state of the Medicare trust funds.
Idaho Representative Heather Scott:
Monday kicked off with Governor Otter delivering
the annual State of the State address. Idaho’s
future is looking bright as it is going into its
seventh straight year of economic growth.
Congressman Raul Labrador:
This week I moved to relieve Idaho’s overloaded
federal courts by introducing a bill authorizing
a third U.S. District judge in the District of
Idaho. Since 2015, Idaho has had just one
full-time district court judge and the Judicial
Conference of the United States has declared a
judicial emergency in our state.
Mr. Murray BCSD Employee of the Month:
I believe without a doubt that the difference
between good and great teachers is that great
teachers are always learning. We at Naples
Elementary have a school full of great teachers,
and I get to recognize one of them. By Principal Lisa Iverson
MacDonald introduces Rotary to IDCIS:
On Tuesday, Summer MacDonald, Idaho Department
of Labor Bonners Ferry, spoke to the Bonners
Ferry Rotary Club about the Idaho Career
Information System, the Educate Idaho Network
and the North Idaho Education Partnership.
KBCI Channel 9 Open House, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., 6541 Main Street, Bonners Ferry (same building as
Friday, January 20
Badger Wrestling at Timberlake Dual Tourney, 3 p.m.,
Chili Feed and Auction to benefit
Bonners Ferry Lacrosse, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church,
6558 Lincoln Street. Great auction items and great chili
Saturday, January 21
Badger Wrestling at Timberlake Dual Tourney, 8 a.m.,
Quilting Class, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., A
Little Comfort Quilting, 7189 Main Street, #641, Bonners
Ferry. Class fee is $45. To register, call
Badger Girls Basketball vs. Kellogg,
3:30 p.m., home.
Badger Boys Basketball vs. Kellogg, 5
Burns Night, 7 p.m. at the Pearl
Theater. Tickets are $15 advance, $17 at the door and $5
students. Advance tickets available at Mountain Mikes
and Bonners Books.
Monday, January 23
Winter Food Preservation Class: Canning Wild
Game, 1 to 4 p.m., Boundary County Extension
Office, 6447 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. Learn how
to safely preserve your wild game using a pressure
canner. Information on how to properly care for your
pressure canner will also be provided. Cost is $15.
Seating limited, preregistration required; to register or
find out more, call (208) 267-3235.
Boundary County Distinguished Young Women
(formerly Junior Miss) program is getting ready to start
its 2017-2018 program. Orientation for interested girls
and their parents will be held at 6 p.m. in the high
Wednesday, January 25
Idaho Wheat and Barley Commission cereal school,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. Pesticide recertification and
continuing education credits will be available. For more
information, download the
flier. Call (208) 267-3235 to
Thursday, January 26
Badger Wrestling vs. American Falls and Kellogg, 4 p.m.,
Friday, January 27
Badger Wrestling at North Idaho Rumble, 3 p.m., at Coeur
d'Alene High School.
Badger Girls Basketball vs. Priest River, 5:30 p.m.,
Badger Boys Basketball vs. Priest River, 7 p.m., away.