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Boundary County Archives ~ March, 2015
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March 29
Secure Rural Schools program approved by U.S. House of Representatives: In Washington, D.C., the U. S. House of Representatives has passed legislation which authorizes funding for Secure Rural Schools. The legislation still needs to be passed by the Senate to become final.
87 pies donated and sold at hospital Pie Sale: Over $1,450 was raised at the Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale in February as, once again, the community supported and enjoyed this traditional annual event. The Hospital Auxiliary members expressed a deep thank-you to the community for their support.
Boundary County's icy Penguin Plunge 2015: The Bonners Ferry Idaho 2015 Penguin Plunge is now in the history books as a success. Money raised for Special Olympics in Idaho was in excess of $4,400 with additional pledges still arriving.
Residence fire last week: Last Wednesday, March 25, Paradise Valley Fire responded to a residence fire located at Lone Pony Lane, with the original call into dispatch at 12:50 p.m.
Boundary County students participate and place in regional spelling bee: Several students from Boundary County placed in the 12th annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, held March 21 at North Idaho College.
BoCo Backpacks looking for community help: The school year is drawing to a close, and the volunteers in the Boundary County Backpacks are in the planning stages for the weekend supplemental food program for school age children for the school year 2015-16.
March 18
Bonners Ferry Police arrest suspect at gunpoint for alleged Grand Theft: Last Thursday, March 12, the call went out to Boundary County Law Enforcement: a man described as a tall, skinny male with a dark goatee had allegedly stolen a check from a person at the Kootenai River Inn.
Introducing more of this year's participants in Distinguished Young Women: As this year's Distinguished Young Women event approaches, we will be publishing photos and brief biographies of three program participants each week, using information provided by our local Distinguished Young Women officials.
March 14
Regional Spelling Bee competition set: Five students from Boundary County Schools have earned their way into the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, to be held Saturday, March 21 at North Idaho College.
Labrador introduces bill permitting minor children to work in family logging businesses: If your children are working with you in a family-owned logging business, you may technically be violating federal law. That situation may be remedied, however, under legislation proposed by Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador.
March 12
Locally-filmed movie The Fish Between the Falls to have Bonners Ferry premier: Boundary County residents are well aware of the ongoing effort over recent years to restore the population of the Kootenai River's signature fish, the white sturgeon. Now, a movie shot largely in Boundary County is telling the story to the world.
March 11
Introducing this year's participants in Distinguished Young Women: As this year's Distinguished Young Women event approaches, we will be publishing photos and brief biographies of three program participants each week, using information provided by our local Distinguished Young Women officials.
Local family establishes conservation easement on large forest land parcel: Seven hundred forty-eight acres of forestland in Boundary County will be conserved as working forest and wildlife habitat in perpetuity after the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service, purchased a conservation easement from the Hubbard family in February.
March 10
Preliminary Results for Supplemental Maintenance & Operations Levy
March 9
School levy vote totals will be available here on our website: Tomorrow is the vote for Boundary County School District 101 Supplemental Maintenance and Operations Levy. Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Idaho Day celebrated statewide and in Boundary County: Idaho celebrated its first ever Idaho Day last Wednesday, March 4. Celebratory activities were held at the state capitol building in Boise, around the state, and even here in Boundary County.
One "Forest Funds" program has been authorized: County likely to receive federal payment in June:
March 6
Fire managers ask public to use caution during spring burning: With the lack of snow and the forecast for warm and dry weather, landowners will likely continue debris, ditch and field burning. Boundary County fire departments, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and the U.S. Forest Service ask landowners to think twice before lighting the match.
March 5
Forest Funds: Often mentioned in county and school district budgets--what exactly are they? Forest funds. Those are the words that always make their way into any conversation about money and budgets for Boundary County. Any Boundary County School District discussion about funding our local schools, or about the District budget--you'll hear those words spoken.
March 4
Idaho Department of Labor sponsors hiring event in Post Falls: Nineteen employers will be participating in the March 11 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Kootenai County office in Post Falls.
March 3
Icy Penguin Plunge coming up: For the fifth year, various local teams, Law Enforcement Officers, and individuals will be “Taking the Plunge” by jumping into the Kootenai River to raise funds for Idaho Special Olympics.
ITD broadcast to inform contractors on requirements for federal projects: Construction contractors and local agencies from throughout Idaho can learn about labor regulations and requirements for federal projects at a free workshop March 16 in Boise that also will be broadcast statewide.
Did you know tomorrow is Idaho Day? Idaho's first ever Idaho Day celebration is tomorrow, March 4. It will be a day to celebrate “Idaho, her culture, her history, her diversity, her resources, her beauty, and her greatness,” according to Idaho Representative Linden Bateman.
School District presents levy information meeting this Friday: This Friday, March 6, the Boundary County School District will present an information meeting on their request for $2.4 million for the Supplemental Maintenance and Operations Levy, the vote for which is set for this coming Tuesday, March 10.
Idaho legislative bill recognizes Boundary County Centennial: So far, six weeks into the current Idaho legislative session, 454 bills have been introduced. Although many of those bills deal with budgeting, fish and game rules, tax issues and more, one bill before the legislature is of a more personal nature for Boundary County.
Terrall Joseph (Terry) Jeppesen, November 29, 1935 ~ March 12, 2015
Barbara Rae Brazier, August 7, 1915 ~ March 11, 2015
Laura A. Solt, January 15, 1967 ~ March 9, 2015
Shari L. Hirsh, October 11, 1960 ~ March 5, 2015
Helen M. Simon, December 4, 1919 ~ March 2, 2015
Florence Carol Burkhart, March 1, 1918 ~ February 12, 2015
Turkey hunting season opens soon: Turkey hunting is a sport rich in tradition that began long before Europeans arrived in North America. Native Americans hunted the wild turkey for food for more than 4,000 years.
Fish and Game releases rainbow stocking schedule for area lakes: Idaho Fish and Game has released their planned schedule for stocking Idaho Panhandle area lakes with rainbow trout.
Fish and Game Commission approves Chinook salmon season for this spring: The Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and rules for the earliest of Idaho's Chinook salmon fishing.
Badger baseball splits home opener with Lake City JV: The Badger baseball team split its home opener doubleheader last Thursday with Lake City JV, the Badgers losing the first game 12-4, but then coming back to earn the split with an 11-3 win.
Trapper Education Course scheduled in Coeur d'Alene: Idaho Fish and Game is now offering voluntary trapper education courses to help educate both new and experienced trappers.
Track meet this weekend looking for volunteers: Bonners Ferry High School Track Coach George Hays is asking for volunteers to help with this weekends' BFHS track meet.
Fish and Game Annual Fur Auction set: You don’t have to be a taxidermist to find a treasure at Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur auction. This year’s auction of furs, hides, antlers, fishing poles, and other items is set for Saturday, April 11 at Fish and Game’s Salmon Region office in Salmon.
Idaho Fish and Game offers new bowhunter online course: Idaho bowhunters in need of bowhunter education certification now have the option of being certified online. The course is designed to help Idaho bowhunters sharpen their skills and learn safe in-the-field practices.
Fish and Game seeks public input on Big Game rules: Wildlife managers with Idaho Fish and Game are in the process of crafting seasons and rules for the 2015 big game hunting season, and they want to hear from those interested in providing input.
Black bear or Grizzly? Idaho Fish and Game offers online bear identification course: Black bears and grizzly bears have some distinct differences, but sometimes they are not crystal clear. That is why Fish and Game offers an online instructional course.
Fish and Game process should be protected: There appears to be a misperception among some Idaho lawmakers that the Fish and Game Commission has ignored prior legislative directives to raise revenue and improve habitat and access.
Commenting on Forest Funds article: I want to thank you for explaining Forest Funds so well. Your article is very accurate, to the point and extremely informative to those that are not familiar with this issue.
Top 10 reasons to vote Yes for the levy: Top 10 Reasons to Vote YES for the BCSD Levy on March 10th ...
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