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Boundary County Archives ~ October, 2011
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October 31
New zoning laws take effect Thursday: On Thursday, November 3, a new set of land use laws governing those who live outside city limits in this county are going to take effect. It's taken six years to put them all together, everyone who has played a part in their development knows they aren't perfect ... but they will be law.
Lincoln County Sheriff looking for a legacy in a bag of bones: The Lincoln County, Montana, Sheriffs Office is seeking help from anyone with information about a bag of human bones found in a Eureka, Montana, dumpster in August.
County commission minutes, October 24
County Commission minutes, October 17-18
County Commission minutes, October 3-4
Court records and sheriffs log
October 29
A day through Luka's eyes: Like many college students, Luka Krmpotich wakes up early so he can brew a pot of coffee before heading out to class. But unlike many of the 50,000 other students on campus, the psychology major is borderline blind, or what he refers to as having “low vision.”
Eagles donate to Explore 4-H program: The Boundary County Eagles Lodge generously donated $500 to the Explore 4-H Afterschool Fun program in Bonners Ferry. The Afterschool program offers students, grades K-6, a safe, casual, fun and educational environment on Friday’s, while their parents work.
EAA offering youth aviation scholarship: The local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter is offering one aviation scholarship for a youth 16 to 18 years of age. The applicant must be a Boundary County resident and training must be at Northern Air Inc. located at the Boundary County Regional Airport.
Notes from the principal at Valley View Elementary
Idaho jobless rate dips below national average: Hiring across the Idaho economy in September fell just short of levels during the mid-2000 expansion, but it was enough to drive the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down two-tenths of a point to 9 percent. It was the first time Idaho’s rate has slipped below the national rate since last November.
Court records and Sheriff's log
County Commission minutes, October 10-11
County Commission minutes, September 26-27
County Commission minutes, September 12-13
October 28
Chris Clark out of running for Bonners Ferry City Council: While he no doubt has supporters, a vote for Chris Clark to retain his seat on the Bonners Ferry City Council in the upcoming election for several city positions will be a vote wasted; Clark bought property and moved out of city limits after he submitted his declaration of candidacy to retain his seat, and he's no longer eligible to run, but his name will still be on the ballot for voters in the City of Bonners Ferry.
Kootenai River Brewing hosting a monster bash: Mike Naumann, owner and master brewer at the Kootenai River Brewing Company, didn't wear lederhosen for Octoberfest, but his wait staff did wear genuine German attire, including the beautiful and alluring dirndl. There's no telling what they're going to be wearing this Saturday night, but it's going to be fun.
Live Christmas tree to be dedicated to Dick Kelson: At 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, "The Village of Bonners Ferry" will dedicate a live Christmas tree to the memory of life-long resident Dick Kelson, who died at the age of 77 May 16, 2011, while tending his nursery on Deep Creek Loop.
Bonners Ferry Christmas tree lighting to be a festive event: This year's Bonners Ferry tree lighting celebration is shaping up to be a festive day that no one looking to get into the Christmas spirit will want to miss. Organizers are already working hard to get Bonners Ferry merchants in the mood to kick off a holiday season that will be long remembered.
Gingerbread Winter Village coming to Bonners Ferry: Everyone who has that old fashioned spark of Christmas is invited and encouraged to take part in the creation of a Gingerbread Winter Village of Bonners Ferry that will be put on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, in the south entrance of the Bonners Ferry Museum.
October 27
County zoning ordinance adopted: Boundary County Commissioners on Monday reconvened a public hearing to give final consideration to a document nearly six years in the making, taking just half an hour and accepting no additional public comment to approve and adopt a new Boundary County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance and map, laying out land use law for the decade ahead.
October 13
Presenting the Pearl! Both the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce and the local Rotary Club have had the early privilege recently of seeing the community's newest gem ... and this one's a pearl ... The Pearl Theater. "A comfortably sized, eclectic venue that will draw musicians and theatrical performers from around the country to Bonners Ferry."
Rotary learns about grizzly bears: At their meeting Tuesday, October 4, Boundary County Rotarians learned more about a critter that's made a lot of news lately in the county, the grizzly bear, and they heard it from two of the people in the county who likely know more on the subject than anyone else in the world.
Fair board seeking member: The Boundary County Fair Board is seeking letters of interest from community members interested in serving to fill a vacancy.
Studded tires okay in Idaho, Montana: While they're not recommended until conditions warrant, it became legal in Idaho and Montana to put on studded snow tires October 1. Those driving in Washington and Oregon have to wait until November 1.
October 12
Public meeting Thursday on proposed border security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Great Northwest Events Center to discuss proposed changes in security measures along the northern border of the United States.
Idaho delegation decries over-zealous EPA: A Priest Lake, Idaho, couple is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court over a land use dispute with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that should have never occurred, according to members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation.
Business forum will help harness tech: Idaho National Laboratory, University of Idaho, Idaho TechConnect and Jobs Plus will present a business development forum from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, at the Jacklin Science and Technology Center, University of Idaho Research Park, 721 Lochsa St., Post Falls, Idaho.
Moyie Springs City Council minutes, September 7
Court records and sheriffs log
October 11
Recycling now easier in Boundary County: Claine Skeen, the superintendent at the Boundary County Landfill, knows better than most the value of recycling, and he's never stinted in his efforts to turn the "trash" that ends up in our landfill into "treasure." Following in the footsteps of his predecessor and mentor, the late Woody Watts, his efforts have been key to keeping local garbage disposal affordable and keeping our county landfill viable, and Claine and his crew recently made a huge stride that not many in the community yet recognize.
October 7
Paean to a Sister: When you entered my life you usurped my role as the baby of the family; I can’t thank you enough! You joined our merry tribe of little cowboys and Indians, leveling the playing field of Tom, Mike and me by the addition of another girl. Feisty, strong-willed and determined to keep up with your older siblings, you stoically took it all on and brought new meaning and joy to our family.
City Council moving forward on annexation: After a contentious public hearing of the Bonners Ferry Planning and Zoning Commission September 29, and a vote of two yes to three no to recommend that the idea of annexation be stopped, the Bonners Ferry City Council on Tuesday made motion to proceed with plans to annex several properties into the limits of the city.
October 6
Watt pleads guilty: Jennifer Watt, 39, Bonners Ferry, appeared for an arraignment hearing this week and pled guilty to three counts of grand theft for taking money from the Selkirk Loop Association while she was an employee.  
October 4
Living with wildlife ... a growing concern: At 7 p.m. Thursday, October 20, Idaho Fish and Game biologist Becky Haag, on behalf of the Friends of the Kootenai Wildlife Refuge, is going to give a presentation and answer questions on a subject gaining much national attention lately; living with wildlife.
Bovey takes a dive on his way to earning wings: Dominic Bovey, Sandpoint, is the latest new pilot to earn his wings at Northern Air, and he took a cool dive into Priest Lake on his way to the big moment. There's also another beautiful new aircraft in a hangar at the Bonners Ferry Airport, and Larry Engert has reason to smile.
County Commisison minutes, September 5
Court records and sheriffs log
Brenda Stackhouse Gard, February 16, 1959 ~ September 25, 2011
Nan Margaret Flannigan, October 25, 1944 ~ September 30, 2011
Don Lincks, August 29, 1952 ~ September 26, 2011
Mabel V. Hopper, April 4, 1929 ~ September 25, 2011
Gavin Flower October student of the month: Delta Kappa Gamma is honored to recognize Gavin Flower as their October student of the month. Gavin is the epitome of a hard-working good student, according to Judy Wages, science teacher at Bonners Ferry High School.
Cancer Society benefit sets record: The American Cancer Society dinner held October 20 at the Chic n'Chop Restaurant raised a record $1,451. This was the 24th year the dinner has been held in Bonners Ferry to benefit the local area.
Leona Lilli Justus born: Elizabeth and Ray Justice of Bonners Ferry are the proud parents of Leona Lilli Justice, born August 19 at Bonner General Hospital, Sandpoint.
Recent marriages
Erika Theil leaving county: Erika Theil, who has served as the University of Idaho Boundary County Extension Office's 4-H coordinator for several years and as secretary of the board of the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce for the past two will be leaving Boundary County soon for a move up.
St. Mary's Episcopal makes local donations: The congregation at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 6850 Denver Street, recently presented checks worth $600 to two worthy local groups dedicated to helping.
Recent marriages
Badger boys district cross country champions: The Badger girls cross country team earned third agt the district meet October 20 at Priest River's Ranch Club Golf Course. The boys won district and Intermountain League titles and advanced to the state championship meet, being held today in Boise.
Middle schoolers rumble to finish football season: The seventh and eighth grade Badgers faced off against Timberlake and Priest River to end their season last week on a high note.
Adult co-ed volleyball league begins November 2: The adult co-ed volleyball league will begin November 2, with play each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the high school and middle school gyms.
BFMS seventh graders getting better, eighth graders shine: The Bonners Ferry Middle School seventh graders are struggling but making strides, while the eighth graders are dominating, skunking Priest River 28-0 and downing Lakeland 35-12.
BFMS football underway: The Bonners Ferry Middle School seventh and eighth grade teams have their first two games under their belts, and according to coach Don Alt, both squads are showing promise.
Congressman Raul Labrador: This week the House of Representatives continued to make reviving the economy its number one priority by passing H.R. 674. This bill ended a 3 percent phantom “tax” on government contracts. This new tax on doing business with the federal government was immediately criticized, and its implementation was delayed on two separate occasions.
Warren Santoro; I have no clue who you are, but I simply wish to express my gratitude for the remembrance of your sister. I know love and I know death. And I know there is no joy if one has not experienced pain.
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