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Boundary County Archives ~ November, 2015
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November 27
Turkey Trot 2015
November 24
Annual holiday "Festival of Trees " coming up: The Fry Healthcare Foundation is bringing "Joy to the World" with this year's 20th Annual Festival of Trees Event, held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Champion Big Trees of Idaho; some are located in Boundary County: You don't have to travel very far to see the largest Western Hemlock in Idaho. It's located right here in Boundary County.
November 22
Senators encourage providing full funding for rural county program: Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has teamed with Colorado Democrat Michael Bennett to spearhead a coalition of senators who sent a letter to senate leadership recommending full funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program in any end-of-year legislation.
November 20
In the aftermath of Tuesday's storm: Power continues to be out for approximately 50 households in Boundary County in the wake of Tuesday's high velocity winds and driving rain storm that swept through the Pacific Northwest, including northern Idaho and Boundary County.
Dazzling Night of Nativities and Carols coming in two weeks: Last year, at the first-ever Night of Nativities and Carols in Boundary County, over 130 Christmas nativity scenes were on display in a beautifully-decorated Christmas atmosphere.
Mayor Anderson honored for work with KVRI: Last Monday's meeting of the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative had the usual business and discussions on best uses of resources in Boundary County, but also one other important item on the agenda: recognizing Bonners Ferry Mayor David Anderson for his work with the group.
November 18
$4 million proposed upgrades to Riverside Road would improve access to Refuge and other federal lands: Boundary County's Riverside Road would become a bigger, safer, and more widely-accessible road if Congress approves nearly $4 million in funding, under a recent proposal to make major upgrades to that route.
November 17
Severe storm blows through Boundary County: Severe, high speed winds along with heavy rain pounded the Northwest today, with wind gusts measured as high as 119 mph in Western Washington. Over 500,000 power company customers were without power across the Northwest area of the United States.
November 16
To honor victims of Paris attacks, President requests flags be flown at half staff: President Barack Obama on Sunday issued a proclamation that the flag of the United States be flown at half staff throughout the nation this Thursday, November 19, through the day until sunset "as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on November 13, 2015, in Paris, France."
Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Program seeking volunteers: The Committee of the Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Program is looking for individuals interested in joining the committee to help with the upcoming year's program. Distinguished Young Women (formerly America's Junior Miss) is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls in the nation; the Bonners Ferry program has been in existence for over fifty years.
November 14
Naples Christmas Holiday Festival is set: A big, busy, fun day of great activities have been set for the Naples Holiday Festival, Saturday, December 5.
Governor announces new Idaho Medal of Achievement: Idaho Governor Butch Otter recently announced the creation of a new award whose intent is to honor those who have rendered notable service to Idaho and its people.
November 10
Program this evening to help high school students continue their education: In an effort to encourage high school students in Idaho to continue their education, beyond high school, the University of Idaho and the Extension Offices are sponsoring a special program to provide information and help students to overcome barriers that might prevent them from enrolling in higher education.
November 9
Free 2015 Christmas tree permits for fourth graders through "Every Kid in a Park" Initiative: The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is announcing that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the new White House initiative "Every Kid in a Park."
22 employers set for November 10 hiring event in Post Falls: Twenty-two employers will participate in the November 10 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at its Kootenai County office.
A couple of new buildings going up at area businesses
Know someone who has given amazing volunteer service to Idaho?  Nominate them for award: The nomination deadline for Idaho’s Brightest Star Awards is quickly approaching. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, November 13.
November 5
Photos from the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference
Kootenai Tribal Chairman Gary Aitken, Jr. at Washington, D.C. Tribal Nations Conference today: Gary Aitken, Jr., Chairman of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, is today attending the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., where he and other tribal leaders will meet and confer with cabinet secretaries of the federal government, members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, other high-level federal government officials, and also with President Barack Obama.
November 3
Tennis Association invitation:  "Come join your neighbors for Pickleball!" Search the web for "fastest growing sport" and you'll find that Pickleball is definitely up and coming.
Fire safety burn permits no longer required this year: Effective Monday, November 2, State of Idaho fire managers no longer are requiring fire safety burn permits for burning operations outside city limits until next year.
November 2
Idaho National Guard proposal would close Bonners Ferry Armory: Boundary County's Idaho Army National Guard Armory in Bonners Ferry (also known as a "Readiness Center") would close in a proposal the Idaho Army National Guard has submitted to the U.S. Congress.
Diana J. Watters, October 1, 1949 ~ November 20, 2015
Sheila Marie Peterson, December 6, 1940 ~ November 18, 2015
Martha Susan Plew, April 19, 1944 ~ November 18, 2015
Larry Gene Cruthers, April 28, 1940 ~ November 18, 2015
Rev. Lowell O. Carlson, July 3, 1929 ~ November 12, 2015
Dan Dean Wilson, October 10, 1927 ~ November 13, 2015
Velda Fern North, July 13, 1931 ~ November 10, 2015
Evelyn Lorriene Eby, June 16, 1929 ~ November 5, 2015
Darold Ray Bryan, February 14, 1931 ~ November 1, 2015
Fish and Game conservation officer frees tangled buck: It wasn’t an average day at the office for Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer John McLain when he encountered a white-tailed buck tangled in baling twine, but his average days don’t go viral on the Internet, either.
2015 Cross Country awards announced: Bonners Ferry High School Cross Country held their end-of-season awards banquet last Thursday, November 5. 
Interested in wolf trapping? Required course available in Coeur d'Alene: Idaho rules require a Wolf Trapper Certification course be completed and passed before a person can purchase wolf trapping tags.
Badger Cross Country competes at Idaho State Championships: Badger cross country season came to an end on October 31 at Farragut State Park at the Idaho State Championships.
Hunters can take survey about controlled hunts and auction tags: Fish and Game is getting opinions from hunters about possibly changing controlled hunt drawing odds and increasing the number of big game tags offered through auction.
Idaho Fish and Game encourages hunters to complete big game reports soon: Idaho Fish and Game encourages hunters who purchased a deer, elk, or pronghorn tag to report the results of their 2015 big game hunts as soon as possible.
Says government entities should be reporting financial information: Why are the financial quarterly statements required by Idaho Code 50-1011 not being posted by Boundary County Entities?
Concerns regarding Muslim immigration: I wish to express my concerns with the influx of Muslims coming into the U.S. Possibly not all are bad people, but I feel that it is wrong to have open borders which allow bad people into our country and communities to do bad things to good people.
Nomination for Idaho Medal of Achievement: I submitted a nomination for the newly-created Idaho Medal of Achievement for the late Dr. Forrest Bird of Sagle, Idaho.
Opposes proposed closure of Bonners Ferry National Guard Armory: Regarding the NewsBF article on the proposed eventual closure of the Bonners Ferry National Guard Armory.
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