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Boundary County Archives ~ October, 2015
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October 28
Children's author Hogg visits Valley View: “Children, you must pay your teachers…you must pay them with ‘respect’!” stated Gary Hogg, author of such books as Garbage Snooper Surprise, Don’t Bake That Snake!, and I Heard of a Nerd Bird.
Pearl Theater to host Annual Fall Festival and Fashion Show: It is that time of year again! We start to lose our tan, shake off that summer heat, quit worrying about our yards, drink and eat pumpkin spice … everything … and begin the season of celebrations!
October 27
Preliminary hearing rescheduled for man held for failing to report body found at Roman Nose: Last Friday was the scheduled date for the preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court in Bonners Ferry for Skyler Ingraham, who is being held in Boundary County Jail in connection with the discovery of the body of Brent Barron, found in the Roman Nose Lakes area in late September.
October 26
Hatchery open house and public presentation a fun and interesting success: You don't get many chances to see the inside operations of our local world-class sturgeon and burbot hatchery.
October 21
Pools and islands are finished in river project: Project managers are reporting that the excavation of the deep pools in the river and the construction of the islands are now complete.
October 20
School Board considers use of proceeds from sale of Evergreen: The Board of Boundary County School District 101 is considering how best to use the proceeds from the sale of the Evergreen School property.
October 19
Local Girl Scouts win Bronze Award: Liliana Brinkman, Sierra Petesch, and Emma Lucas were presented with the Girl Scout's Bronze Award for their work in recycling in Boundary County.
Evergreen School sold to Idaho company: The Evergreen School property, located a little east of the Moyie Bridge, which for the past several years has been closed as a school and offered for sale by the school district, sold a couple of months ago to Triple C Holdings, an Idaho company.
October 16
Idaho's September unemployment rate holds steady: s September’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent, Idaho’s labor force reached an historical record high by exceeding 800,000 for the first time ever.
Speed limit now 80 mph on Montana Interstate Highways: Since October 1, drivers on the Interstate Highways in Montana are seeing new speed limits of 80 mph.
Human remains found on downtown Kootenai River island: The Boundary County Sheriff's Office announced yesterday that "skeletal human remains" were discovered on a gravel island in the Kootenai River east of Bonners Ferry.
Intern positions available for students interested in Governor's office: Idaho Governor Butch Otter's office is now accepting internship applications for the 2016 legislative session.
October 15
Tribe schedules public meeting to present information on river restoration: It was one year ago last October the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho opened the new Twin Rivers Sturgeon and Burbot Hatchery, a state-of-the-art hatchery really unlike any in the world.
Fire managers extend closed fire season: Continued dry conditions and unseasonably high fire danger statewide have prompted State of Idaho fire managers to extend the period required under law to obtain a fire safety burn permit for certain controlled burn activities.
October 14
Still wondering about the heavy equipment in the Kootenai River? Anyone who drives across the Kootenai Bridge in Bonners Ferry can see the curious sight: excavation equipment, heavy trucks, dozers, and other heavy equipment operating right in the river.
Sheriff's Office makes arrest in recent burglaries and thefts: The Boundary County Sheriff's Office has been conducting ongoing investigations into several large burglaries which have occurred over the past couple of months.
Post Falls man arrested in relation to body recovered near Roman Nose Lakes: Post Falls Police announced on Monday they had arrested 20 year old Skyler Abbott Ingraham of Post Falls on a warrant related to the death of 52 year old Brent Barron, whose body was recovered in late September in the Roman Nose Lakes area.
October 13
Doing business with the government? Learn basic guidelines for doing business with the government at free workshops in Sandpoint and Post Falls October 20-21.
Climate Prediction Center says Northwest on track for mild winter: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center released an updated El Nino forecast this week that is in line with previous forecasts in recent months predicting that weather patterns driven by Pacific Ocean water temperatures will rival the strongest El Nino on record in 1997-1998.
Hospital Auxiliary purchases digital televisions and surgery cart: Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased five digital televisions and a surgery cart for the hospital’s Acute Care and Extended Care Facility.
School in session for local hay producers: On Monday, November 2, University of Idaho Extension in Boundary County is hosting a day of educational programming for hay producers from 8:00 am -5:00 p.m. at the University of Idaho Extension office in Bonners Ferry.
Flu shots available now at Panhandle Health District: Panhandle Health District is encouraging everyone over six months of age to get their influenza (a.k.a. “flu”) vaccine.
October 3
Wolverine program coming up at the Refuge: A special educational program on wolverines is planned for this Friday, October 9. The seldom-seen, solitary, powerful wolverine is the largest member of the weasel family.
Quilts for donation and display at the Quilt Show: Well over one hundred quilts were on display at the busy and well-attended Quilt Show, sponsored by the Boundary County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, October 3.
Idaho State Police now testing applicants for Troopers: The Idaho State Police will begin testing applicants for Troopers beginning October 2, through November 8.
Flags at half-staff two times this week: Boundary County residents and Americans nationwide are being asked to fly the flag at half-staff two times this week, to commemorate two somber occasions.
Coats for Kids drive commences: Valley View Elementary is now conducting its annual Coats for Kids drive. Anyone may drop off their gently used, clean coats, with working zippers.
Karen Lucille (Fredericksen) Corbeil, August 19, 1944 ~ October 14, 2015
Hollis Duane Brooks, December 17, 1923 ~ October 14, 2015
Jean Clara Piper, March 3, 1930 ~ October 11, 2015
William Lee Irwin, July 20, 1934 ~ October 7, 2015
Kathleen Marie Vickaryous, July 27, 1914 ~ October 4, 2015
John Barry Harper Sr., October 15, 1941 ~ September 29, 2015
Bonners Ferry Community Choir begins rehearsals: Welcoming singers from high school age to senior citizens, the Bonners Ferry Community Choir begins rehearsals on Tuesday Oct. 20 at 6:45 p.m.
Parachuting beavers go global: It wasn't exactly an unreleased Beatles tune or a missing Monet, but the much-talked-about film featuring parachuting beavers was recently rediscovered in Fish and Game's archives.
Cross Country: Boys' and Girls' teams place second at District; both advance to State: The Badger cross country teams made the trip back to Farragut State Park on Thursday to race in the Idaho District 1 3A Championships on the same 5k course they ran back in September.
Fall Chinook season ends soon: he fall Chinook season will end October 31 in the Clearwater River, a short stretch of the lower Salmon River and in the Snake River, except the section from Cliff Mountain Rapids upstream to Hells Canyon Dam, which closes November 17.
Girls and Boys XC take second at Kellogg: The cross country regular season came to a close last week as teams make final preparations for district competitions coming this week. The BFHS team traveled to Kellogg last Thursday for the Ben Castro Invitational at Pinehurst Golf Course on Thursday.
Badger Cross Country competes at Sandpoint: The Badgers cross country teams were able to enjoy some time closer to home after a long week at Priest River and Moscow.
From field to freezer: tips for processing your big game animal: You successfully shot a deer, elk or other big game animal. Now the work begins. You want to properly process the animal so you get many healthy, enjoyable meals from it.
Badgers among top finishers in cross country meets at Priest River and Moscow: Cross country season is half way over after the Badgers ran two meets in three days last week. On Thursday the Badgers competed at Priest River’s Ivan Benson Invite and on Saturday made the long trip to Moscow for the Bob Weisel Invite.
Check stations give Fish and Game a glimpse of the hunting season: Idaho Fish and Game's check stations help the department gather valuable information from hunters, and their help and cooperation is appreciated during big-game seasons.
All hunters and anglers are required to stop at check stations: Throughout the fall deer and elk seasons, Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) will be running check stations to collect data on hunter and angler success.
Thanks for support at Friends of Mirror Lake and the Flannel Shirt Open: Thanks to all the participants and sponsors in the Friends of Mirror Lake and the Flannel Shirt Open held at Mirror Lake Golf course over the last few weeks.
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