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September 30
Local fire department observes National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend:  The Bonners Ferry Fire Department will host a ceremony at Station 1 downtown on October 11, beginning at noon, in connection with the 33rd annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend observance.
September 27
Religious, Tribal Leaders Send To U.S. President, Canadian Prime Minister Declaration On Modernizing Columbia River Treaty:  Religious and indigenous leaders this week transmitted to U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper a "Declaration of Ethics and Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty," which they say should serve as the foundation for international negotiations regarding renewal of the Columbia River
Idaho State Police warns on telephone scam:  The Idaho State Police has continued to take new reports from various parts of Idaho of people receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be from the Idaho State Police.
September 26
Meet candidates at upcoming Candidate's Forum:  Meet candidates at upcoming Candidate's ForumIn just 39 days from today, Boundary County residents will be voting in Election 2014 on November 4.  Local voters have a great opportunity coming up to meet with candidates and to personally submit questions and issues of concern at a Candidate Forum scheduled for Tuesday, October 7.
Boundary County Fair 2014: A Fair to Remember!
Boundary County Fair 2015: Contest starts now:

The 2014 Boundary County Fair is a fair to remember with the storm that blew through on Friday.  Boundary County will be celebrating its centennial in 2015. The Boundary County Fair Board is sponsoring a contest for the 2015 fair theme and artwork for the cover of the fair book.
CASA event raising funds to help abused, neglected children:  The North Idaho CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) serves abused and neglected children in the five north Idaho counties.  The program is inviting the community to attend the 2nd Annual "CASA Uncorked" event to help support the volunteers vital to the organization.
September 24
Studded tires legal on Idaho's highways beginning October 1st:Drivers can once again use studded tires on Idaho roadways beginning Oct. 1, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.  Idaho state law allows the use of studded tires October 1 - April 30 each year.
September 20
Idaho State Police reportedly completing investigation of last month's five-injury collision:  There are reports that Idaho State Police is completing its investigation of a two-vehicle collision, involving the local Drivers' Education car, that injured five people last month.
September 19
U.S., Canada consider revisiting Columbia River Treaty, which includes Libby Dam:  Tuesday, September 16 marked the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the Columbia River Treaty.  This U.S. and Canadian treaty involves extensive issues on management of the Columbia River system, one part of which is the Libby Dam.  This comprehensive article from the Columbia Basin Bulletin examines details of the treaty, and current discussions on revisiting that accord.
Boundary County employment rates improving:  Unemployment figures for Boundary County trended downward and are improving in the latest numbers from the Idaho Department of Labor.  We know government statistics can sometimes be dazing and hypnotic--that's why we tried to jazz this up with some useful InfoGraphics. Take a look and see what you  think.
September 18
Five years in the making, Boundary County resident publishes book:  Here's what you do in Boundary County: check the timber and lumber industry for hidden authors.  That's where you will find McCallum Morgan, whose book A Hole in the Ice, was just published a couple of weeks ago.
September 17
Interest expands in Botkin Bonners Ferry song:  It's been gathering momentum around the worldwide web:  Boundary County resident Daniel Botkin, his band Runaway Symphony, and one of their songs--a song about a town in North Idaho . . .
September 16
Senator Crapo invites Idahoans to tele-townhall meeting:  Senator Crapo invites Idahoans to tele-townhall meeting:  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host his third tele-townhall meeting of 2014 and is encouraging Idahoans to participate.
Historical Society offers tour of cemetery:  Would you be interested in learning more about Grandview Cemetery, its history, and details on some of the prominent people of Boundary County's past?  The Boundary County Historical Society is sponsoring a Historical Walking Tour of the old section of Grandview Cemetery.
September 13
New owner for ET Wireless:  ET Wireless, the cell phone sales and service business, located on Bonners Ferry's south hill since 2007, was recently sold to a local businesswoman and is now under new ownership.
"Coats for Kids" Drive at Valley View Elementary School:  Valley View Elementary School is beginning its annual Coats for Kids drive Monday, September 15. Anyone may drop off gently used, clean coats with working zippers.
September 12
A Boundary County Gem:  The Dance Studio:  So, would most people be surprised to learn that rough, tough, and rugged Boundary County is home to a dance studio, whose graduates from its graceful instruction in creative dance, jazz dance, modern, and ballet are now scattered across the USA?
September 11
Boundary County, get ready for bluegrass!:  You can be there to enjoy, live and in person, an internationally-recognized bluegrass band, coming up in just a couple of weeks, right here in Bonners Ferry.
ISP safety recommendations for new school year:  Idaho's school children are back in school and Idaho State Police along with local law enforcement agencies want to warn motorists of the danger that may be just around the corner as children travel to and from school each day.
September 4
Fatal auto accident in early-morning hours:  A Bonners Ferry area resident died in a single vehicle motor vehicle accident near Moyie Springs early this morning.
Dale Joseph Albertson: August 2, 1951 - September 24, 2014
Leon Leo Joseph Dlug: March 16, 1938 ~ September 28, 2014
Jerre Caroline Stemmene: November 25, 1927 ~ September 19, 2014
Ronald Dale Nystrom: November 5, 1932 ~ September 13, 2014
Hallie L Olson: September 16, 1970 ~ September 14, 2014
John Joseph Wanner:  June 14, 1927 ~ September 4, 2014
Louie Abraham:  September 29, 1985 ~ September 4, 2014
Caroline Rose Pluid:  July 29, 1929 ~ August 27, 2014  
LaPage - Barker Wedding:  Brenda LaPage and Warren Barker weremarried May 1st, 2014, on Pensacola Beach, in Florida. Click on this headline for the full story and a photo.
Badger cross country at Plantes Ferry  meet:  Battling against the heat and high-level competition, the Badger cross country team gave it their best shot at the Plantes Ferry meet in Spokane.
Fish and Game:  How to legally recover roadkill:  We have to admit it:  This is a subject that secretly we all sort of wonder about, but publicly, we all turn up our noses in disdain:  roadkill.  And we're not just talking about roadkill, we are talking about salvaging roadkill.
Wolf trapping class scheduled in Pocatello:  The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is holding a wolf trapping certification class in Pocatello on Saturday, September 27.
All hunters and anglers required to stop at check stations:  Throughout the deer and elk seasons, Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) will be running check stations to collect data on hunter and angler success. Idaho Code requires that "all sportsmen, with or without game, must stop at Fish & Game check stations."
Badger runners perform well at meets in Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene:  The BFHS Cross Country team had a busy week last week, running two races in three days. The team began by running at Kellogg at Pinehurst Golf Course, a notoriously fast race, on Thursday, September 11, and again at Coeur d’Alene’s hilly Hayden Canyon for the Super 1 Invitational on Saturday, September 13.
BFHS Women's soccer posts another win:  BFHS Women's Soccer won their match this weekend against Kellogg. "The girls played amazing," said Coach Delude.
Spotlighters beware! you might be shooting an ASA:  Fish and Game is taking aggressive action to catch and prosecute people who spotlight game animals.
Fall turkey season opens soon:  Hunters looking to bag a wild Idaho turkey can start hunting on Monday, September 15.
BFHS Womens' soccer posts a win:  The Bonners Ferry Badger Womens' soccer team picked up a road win in Kellogg in their latest game on Saturday.
Cross Country team again performs well:  With the cancellation of the annual Silverwood Coaster Cross meet, Coeur d’Alene High School stepped up to host a “jamboree” meet.
BFHS Football: Badgers fall in home opener:  A report on Friday's football game, BFHS vs Newport.
Badger cross-country opens season with great meet at Post Falls:  Badger cross country kicked off the 2014 campaign by shaking off the rust at Kiwanis Park in Post Falls on Thursday.
Badger football loses at Libby in action-filled game:  On August 30 the Bonners Ferry Badger football team traveled to Libby, Montana to take on the Libby Loggers.  This year the Badgers are a young group with only one senior available for the first 2 games.
Fish and Game releases area fish stocking information:  Looking for some ideas on spots where you can do some fishing this fall?  
Alan and Debbie Flory:  Tucker brings experience:  "will bring fresh new energy as our County Commissioner."
Greg Johnson:  Tucker will move county forward:  "Tim Tucker represented North Idaho well during his 13 years in the state legislature . . . "
Rebecca J. Huseby:  Supports Scott for District 1A Idaho House of Representatives:  "A refreshing perspective on politics! There is an old-fashioned air of Americanism about this vibrant little woman . . . "
Don Jordan:  Supports Tucker for county commissioner:  "Tim will be a County Commissioner who will represent ALL of us, with experience and dedication! He served us for 13 years in the Idaho State legislature . . ."
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore:  Idaho, Montana, Wyoming wildlife directors comment on wolverines:   "For the record, our states opposed the Service’s original recommendation to list wolverines . . ."
Donna Capurso:  Upcoming legislative committee meeting on transfer of federal lands to Idaho:  "Please take the time to attend this meeting; I have attached the flier"
Idaho State Senator Sheryl L. Nuxoll:  Upcoming area meeting of Federal Lands Interim Committee:  "The Federal Lands Interim Committee is a state legislative committee set up to study the legal transfer of federal lands (specifically national forests) back to the state of Idaho."
Don Jordan:  Photo of Hall Mountain area drilling:  Attached is a photo of the core drilling rig on Harvey Mountain, drilling test holes for the MMG mine.   
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