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Boundary County Archives ~ April, 2015
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April 29
Coming up May 8-9-10: The 2015 Moyie Mud Bog: Organizers are putting the finishing touches on this year's 2015 edition of the Mud Bog at Moyie Springs, and are expecting lots of attendance, and lots of mud. The Mud Bog starts on Friday, May 8, and runs through the weekend, ending on May 10.
Bonners Ferry city councilman Mayo submits resignation: After six years on the Bonners Ferry City Council, and three years after retiring from the Boundary County Assessor’s Office, city councilman Tom Mayo has tendered his resignation, effective June 30, saying he’s finally ready to slow down and enjoy being retired.
BFPD Chief Boone retires, new Chief Watson appointed: When Robert Boone came to Bonners Ferry he came to retire after a 30-plus year career in law enforcement in San Bernardino County, California. He didn't come to launch a new career, something he made clear to the Bonners Ferry City Council when he was appointed Chief of Police March 4, 2014.
April 28
Little white church at Paradise Valley to be renovated: A group is organizing to renovate the little white church at Paradise Valley.  The church has been a landmark building in Paradise Valley for over 100 years.
Boundary County Centennial coins have arrived! The Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce had an idea for a special way to help commemorate the 100th birthday of Boundary County, Idaho this past January. They commissioned the striking of a special coin, minted with Idaho silver from the Sunshine Mine, to be offered for purchase to help celebrate the centennial celebration of our county.
April 27
Earthquakes and Boundary County: A series of low-magnitude earthquakes that occurred in the Sandpoint area last Thursday and Friday were felt throughout North Idaho and into areas of eastern Washington and western Montana.
April 24
Reconstruction on I-90 from Mullan to Montana has begun: Reconstruction has begun on Interstate 90 from Mullan to the Idaho/Montana State line, which is about a 4.5-mile-long stretch of freeway and includes Lookout Pass.
Burn permits required after May 9: Closed fire season in Idaho begins May 10 and extends through October 20 each year. During this period, it is unlawful for any person to set a fire outside of an incorporated city or town without first obtaining a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands.
Free Breakfast helps raise funds for scholarships: The 13th annual Free CommUNITY Breakfast and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Fairgrounds.
April 23
Earthquake in Idaho Panhandle felt by many in Boundary County: The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting what many people in Boundary County and elsewhere in the Idaho Panhandle felt earlier this evening: an earthquake.  In fact, two earthquakes.
April 21
Distinguished Young Women 2015: BFHS junior Shaleyna Higgins was selected to serve as Bonners Ferry's 50th Distinguished Young Woman on Saturday night at the annual Scholarship Program for young women held at the high school auditorium.
April 14
Sandpoint man named as wanted for theft from Boundary Computer: A warrant for the arrest of Andrew Mark Dearmin of 860 Meadowood Road, Sandpoint, Idaho has been issued By Judge Justin Julian, with bail set at $20,000.
Idaho legislators close session with funding bill for roads: "Like other states, Idaho faces a crisis – the result of long-term underinvestment in our aging roads and bridges. The fact is we are driving on the infrastructure that was designed and built for our grandparents." So says the AAA Better Roads, Fair Funding project.
Rotary Club celebrates local law enforcement: It was a packed house at the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club's First Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.
Fourth of July celebration in planning stages: In order to have another of Boundary County's fantastic Fourth of July celebrations as in years past, planning and funding needs to start now.
Driver crashes into house: On Saturday night, at about 9:10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle striking a residence. The driver, 19 year old Kurt Webb of Moyie Springs, was traveling on Old Highway 2 Loop when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a residence.
April 10
School Board meeting Monday: Boundary County School District 101 is having its regular School Board meeting on Monday, April 13, and wants to let everyone know that all are invited to attend.
Spokane news anchor to emcee Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Program: Mark Peterson, co-anchor of Good Morning Northwest on KXLY out of Spokane will be returning to Bonners Ferry to emcee this year’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program on Saturday, April 18.
April 7
Boundary County's BFHS Robotics team wins Regional Title: FIRST Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+, along with their alliance partners, Bulldogs from Calgary, Alberta and K-Bots from Standoff, Alberta, were the Regional Winners of the FIRST Robotics Western Canada Regional in Calgary, Alberta.
51 employers participating in hiring event in Post Falls next week: Fifty-one employers will be participating in the April 15 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor.
Shuffling of some downtown businesses coming soon: There will be a little shuffling going on this month on Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry.
April 6
Health Fair coming: Health advocates will man over fifty booths at this year’s Health Fair sponsored by Boundary Community Hospital on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
ACE Academy offers teenagers chance to learn about aviation careers: Navigating small airplanes, controlling air traffic and exploring Blackhawk helicopters are all part of the Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy, June 15-17, hosted by the Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Aeronautics in Boise.
April 5
Downtown Radio Shack reports stolen computer: Boundary Computer Radio Shack, on Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry, is asking for assistance from the public to help resolve what appears to be a theft of one of their computers.
April 3
Distinguished Young Women tickets on sale soon; Style Show coming up: Being stylish is just one of the many attributes the 2015 -2016 Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry participants possess, and they will share this gift at the upcoming Style Show, scheduled for Friday, April 10th.
Introducing three more participants in this year's Distinguished Young Women: Here are the biographies and photographs of the final three participants in this year's Distinguished Young Women event.
Jack Wesley Messick, September 8, 1942 ~ April 20, 2015
John E. Hicks, August 25, 1919 ~ April 25, 2015
Robert Lee Dillin, May 9, 1930 ~ April 26, 2015
Warren Burdette Bauman, May 13, 1921 ~ April 22, 2015
Jack W. Stallings, November 8, 1922 ~ April 11, 2015
Catherine C. Nagel, May 24, 1923 ~ April 05, 2015
Jack Fremont Snodgrass, June 28, 1937 ~ March 22, 2015
Elizabeth Jo Jeppesen, December 22, 1938 ~ March 29, 2015
Band with local roots Runaway Symphony wows 'em at the Pearl: Runaway Symphony (is it really a Moscow band, or is it a Bonners Ferry band on temporary loan to Moscow?), returned to its muse roots--Boundary County--this past Saturday, April 11 for a performance at the Pearl Theater.
Laments closing of Huckleberry Variety: The closing of Huckleberries is a great loss to our community. When Dolly took over The Dollar Store, she made an already thriving business into something even better.
North Idaho celebrates Earth Day with earthquakes: At approximately 7:32 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, I was sitting on my couch watching television when I noticed my four dachshunds awaken beside me and appeared to be startled.
Concerned re management of national forests: As many of us in Idaho know firsthand, poor management of our national forests has devastated forest health and rural economies.
Replies to question on spending priorities: Regarding the letter written by Mr. Bauer on the spending priorities of parents in our area whose children may be going hungry.
Questions priorities: Regarding your article BoCo backpacks looking for community help.
Opposed to Labrador's bill on employment in family logging companies: Regarding Congressman Labrador's bill permitting minor children to work in a family logging business.
I am adamantly opposed to Congressman Labrador's attempt to pass such a measure. We have Child Labor laws for a reason.
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