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Boundary County Archives ~ July, 2015
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July 30
Free sports physicals at Boundary Community Hospital: Boundary Community Hospital hosted another successful Free Sports Physical Clinic on Tuesday, July 28.
July 29
Sandy Schnepf to step down as Fair Board Administrator: After serving eight years as Boundary County’s Fair Board administrator, Sandy Schnepf has decided that this upcoming fair will be her last in that position.
Museum receives antique and collectible items: Boundary County Historical Society and Museum has been bequeathed numerous antiques, collectibles, and household items from the Estate of Michael Ross McCall, who passed away September, 2014.
New docks for the Rock Point Boat Launch: Boundary County’s Rock Point boat launch (located on the dike road along the river beyond the Fairgrounds) provides this community with a place for all sorts of outdoor activities, including boating and fishing.
Boundary County students honored on Dean's Lists of schools from around Idaho and beyond: Congratulations to all the Boundary County students whose hard work and dedication have led to their being listed on the Dean's List at colleges and universities around the area, for the most recently completed academic term.
Boundary County scenery featured in calendar offered by the Fair Board: To see photographs of some of Boundary County's most beautiful scenery, consider picking up your copy of the Fair Board's 2016 calendar, now for sale at the Fair Office.
July 27
New principal hired for Mount Hall and Naples Elementary Schools: As the community prepares for the back-to-school season, a lot of changes are happening within our school district. One such change is the hiring of a new principal for our two outlying elementary schools, Mount Hall Elementary and Naples Elementary.
Huckleberry picking reminders from your Idaho Panhandle National Forest: The huckleberry picking season is already upon us in north Idaho, and due to the dry season recreational pickers are finding fewer berries than in recent years.
July 22
Public meeting to discuss U.S. Highway 95 on Bonners Ferry's South Hill: A public hearing will be held Wednesday, August 5, to accept comment on plans to improve the section of U.S. Highway 95 that runs through the South Hill area of Bonners Ferry, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
July 21
Search teams locate missing kayaker on Kootenai River: KLCB Radio in Libby, Montana is reporting an incident on the Kootenai River that turned out OK, but which could potentially have had a bad outcome.
Flags flying at half-staff: President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation ordering that flags be flown at half-staff beginning today until sunset on Saturday, July 25. Flags will be lowered in remembrance of the five U.S. service members who were killed last week by a gunman at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
July 20
Museum offers digital BFHS yearbooks dating back over 100 years: Want to see your old high school yearbook again? Want to see everyone's BFHS high school yearbook?
Area fires coming under control: The Baker’s Camp Fire remains at 49 acres. It is currently at 90% containment. A 21-person hotshot crew remains at the site to monitor and work at the fire.
July 15
SPOT Bus is doing well in Boundary County: Since mid-April, the SPOT bus has been providing public transportation for citizens of Bonners Ferry. SPOT stands for Selkirks-Pend Oreille Transit and these buses have routes throughout Sandpoint, Dover, Ponderay, Kootenai and now Bonners Ferry.
Neighboring South Hill businesses work together on shoe drive: With the start of a new school year quickly approaching, ET Wireless and Bonners Ferry’s local food bank (Community Action Partnership) are working hard to make sure that every child has a new pair of shoes to wear on the first day.
Free sports physicals coming up: Boundary Community Hospital’s Medical Staff and hospital employees are volunteering their time so youth in Boundary County participating in sports receive a free physical.
Long time business Bear Auto now under new ownership: Located just at the top of the North Hill, Bear Auto has been in operation locally for the last thirty years.
Beautiful antique aircraft visit Boundary County Airport: Boundary County residents were treated to a beautiful display of antique aircraft on Monday, July 13, and again the following day on Tuesday, as members of the Puget Sound Antique Aircraft Club brought their 2015 Pacific Northwest Air Tour to our local airport.
July 14
Baker's Camp Fire still with hot spots in steep area: As of latest reports from this morning, the fire remains at 49 acres, with 75% containment.
July 13
Update on four area fires, including Baker's Camp Fire: According to reports from 11:00 a.m. this morning, helicopters were busy yesterday dropping approximately 38,000 gallons of water on the southeast corner of the fire.
July 11
Updates on other area fires: Cape Horn, Granite, Blacktail.
Bonners Ferry SWISH Basketball
Kootenai River Days, 2015: Pow Wow
Fires restrictions notched up a level: Drought conditions coupled with very high and trending to extreme fire danger levels continue to persist in northern and central Idaho.
Baker's Camp Fire update: The Baker's Camp Fire, located on the west side of northern Boundary County near the end of the Smith Creek Road, continues to burn.
July 7
Boundary County knows how to celebrate a Fourth of July! We had it all:  multiple parades, a barbecue, family picnicking, games and competitions, train rides, multiple musical performances, stirring renditions of the national anthem and God Bless America and Stars and Stripes Forever, a lucky winner of a raffled fund-raiser pistol, lots of loud, a stirring speech by an Idaho legislator, and one of the best fireworks displays in the Northwest (if not further).
Updates on Cape Horn  and Baker's Camp fires
Land management agencies to implement additional Stage 1 fire restrictions in Central and Northern Idaho: With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout many parts of northern and central Idaho, local land management agencies will implement additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
Our July 4th celebration:  the effort behind the scenes: After a parade, live performances by local musicians, various family events, a lively speech by Representative Heather Scott, and an outstanding fireworks show, it is very safe to say that Boundary County’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza was a smashing success.
July 6
Latest update on Cape Horn Fire at Bayview: As of 2:00 p.m. today, current size of the fire remains at 2,000 acres, with 0% containment.
July 5
Update on Boundary County's Bakers Camp forest fire: The Baker's Camp Fire, currently the largest fire in the northern Idaho panhandle, continues to burn as of yesterday afternoon, according to information provided by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
July 4
No more mountain biking on Long Canyon trail: Mountain biking on Boundary County's west side Long Canyon Trail (Forest Service Trail #16), long a magnet for mountain bikers in our area and known as one of Idaho's more popular mountain biking trails, is now prohibited with recent changes announced in the management of the west side's Long Canyon area.
Two forest fires burning in Idaho panhandle: Forest fires are burning right now in at least two areas of the Idaho Panhandle, one of the larger fires being located in Boundary County, according to information from the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
July 1
New principal hired for Valley View Elementary: One big change will be happening at Valley View Elementary School, as students and staff welcome their new principal, Mr. Nathan Williams.
Local school district and Idaho Department of Education provide Summer Food Service Program: Boundary County School District 101 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. In this federally-funded program, meals will be provided to all children, ages 1-18, without charge.
North Idaho streamflows continue to be low: An unusual combination of conditions last winter, along with our current string of high temperatures, and other factors, are leading to markedly low stream flows in Boundary County this spring and summer.
Girls State inspires student leaders: Three young women from Boundary County recently helped organize and operate the government of Idaho Girls State.
"Stage 1" Fire Restrictions now in force in North Idaho: With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout many parts of northern and central Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, which officially began at 11:59 p.m. on June 30.
Susan Lynn Kastelic, July 9, 1962 ~ June 30, 2015
Robert Cope Boyd, December 20, 1920 ~ June 26, 2015
Karen J. Hockett, August 1, 1948 ~ July 11, 2015
Myrna Margaret Helms Amoth, February 5, 1934 ~ July 14, 2015
Leslie H. Levig, October 1, 1923 ~ July 11, 2015
Geraldine J. Robinson, March 19, 1937 ~ June 27, 2015
Traveling choir returns home, will perform music from tour of Greece: Recently returned from their singing tour of Greece, Northern Idaho and British Columbia singers present the homecoming concerts for their international touring choir, Spiritsong's June 2015 tour to Greece.
Three year license for 17 year olds? The whole idea behind the three year license is to provide a price break to those who are willing to commit to more than one year.
Second Idaho Super Hunt drawing approaching: here’s still time to enter the drawing for the hunt of a lifetime. The deadline to enter the second Super Hunt drawing is August 10.
F&G says avoid the rush — take Hunter Education now: If your sights are set on hunting this fall and you still need to complete Idaho’s hunter education requirement, Idaho Fish and Game advises that now is the perfect time to sign up for a course.
Boundary County basketball players participate (and win) in Spokane hoopfest: It took a Boundary County team to win the championship in their bracket at a sweltering Hoopfest this year.
Comments requested on proposed rule changes in bear baiting: Idaho Fish and Game is launching a negotiated rule making process and wants to hear from the public about proposed changes to bear baiting rules.
Mayor's view on city pool fees: Recently there has been a stir considering last year's implementation of a small fee structure at the city pool. It was with great consternation that the city council placed a fee on pool use last year.
Supports prohibition of mountain biking in Long Canyon area: It's not that often the Forest Service makes the "right" moves before being dragged into court, but this prohibition of mountain bikes is laudable, even though it represents virtually the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the scale of the landscape that should be closed to motorized and mechanized abuse.
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