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Boundary County Archives ~ February, 2015
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February 25
Museum celebrates donation of Kootenai Tribe artifacts and photographs: A unique and noteworthy collection of Kootenai Tribe art, artifacts, and photographs was unveiled for public display at the Boundary County Museum last Saturday, February 21.
Runaway Symphony a hit in Bonners Ferry performance: Last Saturday night, a large crowd of a few hundred people gathered at the auditorium of Bonners Ferry High School to enjoy an evening concert by the Moscow, Idaho-based band Runaway Symphony.
Distinguished Young Women gearing up for swash-buckling pirate fun: Nine of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money and prizes in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program.
NIC Dean's List honors local students: North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2014.
February 15
Public meets two applicants for School Superintendent position: The search is well underway for a new Superintendent for Boundary County School District 101. Current Superintendent Richard Conley announced his retirement a couple of months ago.
February 11
Fish and Game lists statewide job openings: Idaho Fish and Game periodically lists employment openings with their department. In their most recent listing, three summer jobs are included that are located in areas in or near Boundary County.
Department of Labor sponsors job fair at Post Falls office: Twenty-one employers will be participating in the February 11 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Kootenai County office in Post Falls.
Keough expresses concern over aging Idaho bridges: Idaho Senator Shawn Keough has issued a press release regarding Idaho's transportation network, which includes, among other things, concerns about funding to maintain the system and in particular expresses concern about bridges in our state.
February 10
Search and Rescue trains for winter ice and water rescues: With spring around the corner, ice on the lakes and rivers is a potential hazard. We all remember the recent local story of the trapped elk and subsequent rescue.
February 6
Family requests help on missing teen: The family of Samantha Webster has reported the 16 year old as a runaway through the Boundary County Sheriffs Office.
Runaway Symphony band to perform locally: Runaway Symphony is coming to Bonners Ferry. The Moscow-based independent folk/rock band and writers of the popular song Bonners Ferry will be performing Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Becker Auditorium in Bonners Ferry High School.
Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team 2130 is awarded 3D printer: Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+ is excited to share the news that we were chosen to receive an EKOCYCLE™ Cube® 3D Printer for our Robotics team.
Looking for a fun evening? Catch a play tonight (or tomorrow) at BFHS: Bonners Ferry high school students will have the whole town thinking pink when they present their two final performances of Legally Blonde beginning tonight.
ITD presents South Hill highway construction plans at open house meeting: A lengthy section of the highway on Bonners Ferry's South Hill will be updated with a left turn lane, sidewalks, shoulders, new drainage systems, and more. Currently, the Idaho Transportation Department is looking at two different options to update the road.
Forest Service seeks comments on local area Deer Creek project: he Bonners Ferry Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF) is seeking public comments on a forest management project being developed in collaboration with the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative as part of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.
February 3
ITD imposes speed restrictions on Highway 95 north of Mt. Hall junction: The Idaho Department of Transportation will begin break-up speed restrictions Wednesday morning, February 4, for drivers on a 16.5-mile section of U.S. 95 through Boundary County, close to the Canadian border.
February 2
High School helps out with Souper Bowl during Super Bowl week: All the enthusiasm and excitement around the Super Bowl inspired a meaningful community event at BFHS last week.
Online now from Idaho Driver's License officials: practice tests and a mobile app: Building on the success of the driver’s license practice-test mobile app, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is now offering a free web-based knowledge practice test on its official website.
Harvey Lester Pedey, August 10, 1939 ~ February 11, 2015
Wanda Renee Stevenson Gustaveson, March 9, 1937 ~ February 12, 2015
Terry Ann Paulus, December 22, 1921 ~ January 20, 2015
Norma Frances Snyder, October 7, 1937 ~ January 23, 2015
Roberta Rae Chase, February 28, 1937 ~ February 1, 2015
Children's Theatre Rapunzel production this weekend: The Missoula Children's Theatre will be presenting performances of Rapunzel in Bonners Ferry soon.
Badger Basketball:  Three named to All-League Team: In Badger basketball action last night, the Badgers lost in the District 1 Tournament championship game against Idaho's #1 ranked 3A team Kellogg Wildcats.
Kootenai Refuge sponsors evening Owl Calling event: We look forward to seeing you at the Refuge for the Friday, February 27 Owl Program. Owl calling starts at 5:45 p.m.
Don't get stuck in the Autumn rush--sign up for Hunter Education now: Every autumn as the leaves begin to change, thousands of Idahoans begin to focus on one thing: heading to the back country to hunt. If you are new to hunting, you must first complete a hunter education course.
If you're anticipating steelhead fishing on the Clearwater River, here's the story you're looking for: This winter has been a good one for steelhead anglers in Idaho; especially on the Clearwater River.
Badger girls lose first District Tournament game: Basketball's year-end District Tournament is where teams earn the right to go to the Idaho State Basketball Tournament. In this year' Tournament, the BFHS Girls' Varsity team opened District competition with a game against Priest River.
Badger boys almost knock off #1 ranked Kellogg: The Bonners Ferry Badger Boys' Varsity basketball team took Idaho's #1 ranked Kellogg Wildcats right down to the closing seconds before losing the game by 3 points, 46-43.
Badger Boys' and Girls' Varsity get overtime wins: The Bonners Ferry Badger Boys' basketball team won a hard-fought match against the 5A Coeur d'Alene Junior Varsity squad last night in Coeur d'Alene.
Fish and Game to present update program on Lake Pend Oreille Fishery: For Idaho Panhandle anglers and biologists alike, one of the greatest highlights of 2014 was watching scores of anglers enjoy great Kokanee fishing on Lake Pend Oreille.
We pay less tax for schools now than 10 years ago: There are many reasons to support the school Maintenance and Operations levy that is coming up for a vote on March 10. The most important is that the levy is an absolute necessity for our schools.
The school levy, taxes, and funding education: I wish there were another way, besides levies, to pay for our public education in Boundary County. I’ve only lived in Idaho for 1 ½ years. Levies for school funding are new to me.
We may not always agree with School District spending: There are so many reasons that anyone could come up with to not support the school Maintenance and Operations Levy.
Appreciates her day spent at Boundary County Middle School: I recently accepted an invitation to attend a day with my sixth grader at Boundary County Middle School. Middle school ... I had flashbacks of my own tumultuous, transition from elementary to high school.
Keough's concern for bridges is something new: Regarding your recent article: "Keough expresses concern over aging Idaho bridges." Well, well. Senator Keough is finally looking to do something for her constituents in North Idaho.
Recommends upcoming levy: It’s about the kids, not us! Idaho is a great place to raise children, but Idaho does not fund the educational system as it should.
Idaho Fish and Game tells advocacy groups to stop crying "Wolf": It's important for state agencies to understand and respect differing points of view. But when a few advocacy groups try to grab headlines by skewing Idaho Fish and Game scientific wolf monitoring data in ways that simply aren't true, it's also important to set the record straight.
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