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October 30
Preparations are beginning for holiday food baskets:  Holiday Food Baskets are back again this year!  Again this Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Ministerial Association will be providing food baskets for those in our community who are in need.
Idaho plans to sell 180 lake lots by end of 2017:  The State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) voted unanimously October 28 to put 180 more State-owned leased lake lots on the auction block over the next three years.
October 28
Workshops offered on how to do business with government agencies:  If you have contemplated placing bids on federal or state projects, working as a contractor for governnent entities, or in other ways seeking to develop a business relationship with the state or federal government, you may be interested in training sessions coming up next week.
October 23
International meeting on Canada's Corra Linn Dam to be held in Bonners Ferry:  It's possible you may have never heard of the Corra Linn Dam.  But if you live in Boundary County, the Corra Linn Dam affects you.  In a few days, the International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold a public meeting right here in Bonners Ferry to discuss operations of the Corra Linn Dam.  Click on the headline for more information.
October 21
School District provides sources for weather / emergency information:  With the winter months at hand, Boundary County School District No. 101 wants to inform patrons where they can find information for school closures due to weather, or other emergency information.
October 15
Idaho and National Guard team up for program to help teens who drop out:  An opportunity for teens who have dropped out of school to renew their education in a unique and challenging environment is available. An information seminar about this program is coming up at the end of this month.
October 13
History and mystery at Grandview?  Some might think a cemetery tour a little odd, but a tour of this Boundary County cemetery proved to be quite interesting and enlightening . . .
October 11
Twin Rivers Hatchery celebrates, now open for business:  The ribbon has been cut on the Kootenai Tribe's Twin Rivers Sturgeon and Burbot Hatchery.  The Hatchery's Opening Celebration was held on Thursday, with a packed house in attendance.
Senator Crapo conducts Town Hall meeting:  U.S. Senator Mike Crapo attended a Town Hall meeting in Bonners Ferry Thursday morning, October 9.
What are all of these bugs?!!:  In some parts of the county, including the city-wide area of Bonners Ferry, the air appears to be thick with a small, winged, bluish looking insect.
Flags to be at half staff tomorrow:  Click on this headline to learn why flags will be flown at half staff on Sunday, October 12.
Experienced authors to give presentation:  Two published authors, one a University of Idaho professor, will give a presentation here October 17.
October 9
Candidate Forum informative, sometimes contentious, and--successful:  It was standing room only at the Kootenai River Inn for the Election 2014 Candidate Forum.  "There were a couple of somewhat contentious moments," said one of the organizers.
Plans begin for Festival of Trees; hospital seeking to fund new van:  For the eighteenth year, Boundary County residents will be celebrating the Christmas season with a gift to the community by supporting the Festival of Trees.
October 8
Statewide test of ham radio network involves Boundary County operators:  1700 Zulu on October 11. That's when the call for mobilization goes out.  We're talking about the mobilization of all ham radio operators within Idaho. A simulated emergency test is set to begin on October 11, and all Boundary County hams are invited to participate.
October 7
Paving set for Sandpoint Long Bridge this Thursday:  If your plans include heading south on Highway 95 this Thursday, you may want to take this road work notice into account.
Group seeking singers, instrumentalists, and dancers for June tour to Greece:  Interviews and auditions are being held for singers and dancers interested in touring Greece with Spiritsong, an international choir conducted by Vicki Blake Thompson.
October 6
Kootenai Tribe opening new Twin Rivers hatchery facility:  There once was a time when the Kootenai River was swimming with sturgeon, and teeming with burbot, a species of freshwater cod.
October 4
Valley  View students walk the walk on National Walk to School Day:  Valley View Elementary School students had a brisk and fun walk, from the downtown City Parking lot, all the way up the south hill, then across neighborhoods to their school as they took part in National Walk to School Day last Wednesday.
Kootenai Tribe plans celebration of new hatchery:  The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho invites all to celebrate with them the completion of the Twin Rivers Sturgeon and Burbot Hatchery. There will be two days of celebrating.
U.S. Senator to make three appearances in Boundary County next week:  U.S. Senator from Idaho Mike Crapo will appear at three separate meetings and events in Boundary County next week, including two Town Hall meetings and a celebration ceremony for the new Twin Rivers Fish Hatchery.
October 2
Missing hunter found safe:  A hunter missing overnight was found safe yesterday morning after an all-night search by Boundary Search and Dive Rescue, sheriff's deputies and a canine.
Candidates Forum:  only five days away; list of participating candidates now finalized:  The list of participating candidates has been finalized for the upcoming Candidate's Forum, to be held Tuesday evening at the Kootenai River Inn.  Come meet the candidates, and be ready to ask them directly any question at this non-partisan event.
Forty employers set to meet job applicants in area hiring event in Post Falls:  Forty employers are participating in an October 8 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor.  Participating employers include companies in manufacturing, sales, construction, health care, government, and many others.  Click on the headline for this story to see the full list.
Boundary Community Hospital offers 25% off mammography screening:  When statistics are one in eight—of anything—the odds are high.  That's why it is so important for women to have regular mammography screenings.  Boundary Community Hospital's special program this month can help.
Explorers cooking up downtown fundraiser:  Boundary County Explorer Post 190 will be hitting the street downtown this Saturday, in a fun-filled fund raising event.  Along with merchandise for purchase, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more will be available.
Joy Elaine Carpenter: July 26, 1956 ~ October 31, 2014
David Ronald Johnson: July 2, 1951 ~ October 31, 2014
Donald Richard Mercer:  September 25, 1929 ~ October 24, 2014
Curtis Vernon: March 30, 1955 ~ October 11, 2014
Frederick John Marek:  June 22, 1940 ~ October 17, 2014
Michael Ross McCall:  April 14, 1947 ~ September 26, 2014
Dorene Dehlbom: September 5, 1951 ~ October 6, 2014
Multiple choirs to gather in Bonners Ferry for choral festival:  Three choirs from Bonners Ferry and two choirs from Creston, British Columbia will gather in Bonners Ferry in November for a choral festival performance titled "Imagine."
80th birthday party for John Alt.  October 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Chic-n-Chop: Stop by and wish him a happy birthday! (Sponsored by: Linda Alt)
Cross Country team does well at Districts, prepares for State Tournament; Perkins claims District Championship, Warner named Coach of the Year:  The rain let up just in time for the District 1 3A Cross Country Championships to get underway last Thursday, October 23.
Social media page in the fight against poaching:  Several recent poaching cases are catching the attention of Facebook users who follow the Citizens Against Poaching page.
BFHS Volleyball begins state competition with two matches this Friday at Twin Falls. They will first play Sugar-Salem at 9 am.

The BFHS Cross Country team will run this Saturday on a beautiful 3 mile course around the lake at Eagle Island State Park. The girls run first at noon, with the boys following an hour later.

We plan to keep the latest updates for both teams posted right here.
BOYS SOCCER:  In spite of Caleb Blackmore's eight saves for the Badgers, Sun Valley's Community School wins the consolation trophy at the Idaho State 3A Soccer tournament, defeating Bonners Ferry 2-0 on Friday. Congratulations on a great season!
SOCCER:  In State Tournament play today, Thursday, October 23, the District I champion BFHS Badger Boys' Soccer team loses its first game to Wendell with a score 5-0. They will next play American Falls tomorrow, October 24.
VOLLEYBALL:  After winning the Intermountain League championship, the BFHS Volleyball team sweeps six of six games to win two matches and capture first place at the District Tournament.  They now move on to the Idaho State Volleyball Tournament, held in Twin Falls October 31-November 1.
Fish and Game approves historic Coho Salmon season; restored species had been technically extinct:  Anglers, a unique salmon season opens in a river not that far off.  The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved an historic fishery for the Clearwater River. For the first time ever, a specific season for Coho Salmon will open in Idaho.
Great regular season finale for BFHS Cross Country:  District competition up next.
BFHS Cross Country performs well at Priest River and Moscow:  The Badgers gain momentum in meets last weekend, including some first place finishes.
Rifle season for deer opens Friday:  Deer hunters are gearing up for opening day across Idaho, as numbers are up and opportunity is high. Three consecutive mild winters across most of Idaho are resulting in unusually high numbers of mule deer and whitetail deer.
It's that special time of year:  Deer hunt opening soon:  The regular deer season opens October 10 in most regions of Idaho.  Take a look at this story to see some tips from Fish and Game on hunting opportunities for youth, their guide in taking care of game meat in the backcountry, and information on hunting rules.
Ask Fish & Game: Hunting on private land:  Idaho Fish and Game answers some commonly-asked questions.
Linda Fontanes:  Questions Bry's non-participation in forum
Darrell Kerby: Keough seniority emphasized: "As the number 2 ranking member of the Idaho Senate, she works for our interests."
Boundary County Explorers Post 190: Thanks for community support!
Lorraine Simkins:  Makes voting recommendations:  "Well, it's close to election time!! I would like you to consider . . . "
Andrew Scott:  Scott's husband clarifies her philosophy and credentials:  As an aquatic biologist, Heather spent much of the first 10 years she lived in North Idaho working on various . . .
Sharon Oldfield:     Candidates:  Consider Facebook information as public information
Jim Paulus:  Dreaming that ITD thinks about the rest of us
Angela Tuttle: Scott a creative thinker: "she doesn't make empty promises . . . "
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