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Boundary County Archives ~ January, 2016
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January 29
Forest Service looking for comments on Boundary County area forest project: The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is inviting the public to review and make comments on the Deer Creek Project Environmental Assessment.
January 25
Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale coming soon: The famous Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale will be Thursday, February 11 this year, and is in the basement of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
January 20
Bonners Ferry High School Robotics Team kicks off 10th season: This year is a very exciting year for Bonners Ferry High School Robotics Team 2130 Alpha+. We are proud to be celebrating our tenth anniversary as a team.
Time for North Idaho Cereal School! Sorry, we're not talking about munching on breakfast cereal while watching television in your pajamas. We're talking about the special seminar on cereal crops sponsored by the Idaho Wheat Commission, the Idaho Barley Commission, and the University of Idaho Extension.
January 17
Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for its next house: Boundary County Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in Boundary County since 1994 and is now accepting applications for the program's tenth house to be constructed.
Students to attend FFA Boise leadership conference: The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter has been growing rapidly within the last two years, getting students involved in agriculture and the community. Being a part of the FFA organization allows members to travel around the country learning important skills and knowledge.
January 14
Christmas Bird Count in Boundary County provides valuable information over the years: As the recent Christmas season in Boundary County passes into fond memory, along with all its events and activities—decorations, nativities, Santa arriving at Georgia Mae Plaza, caroling, and many others—we've got to mention one more Christmastime event before we move ahead in the new year: The Christmas Bird Count.
January 13
Free seminar for students (and parents) on paying for a college education: A free seminar for high school students, their parents or guardians, and high school teachers and staff, is set for next week.
January 11
23 Employers Set for Hiring Event in Post Falls: Twenty-three employers will be participating in a January 13 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor Kootenai County office.
'A Year with Frog and Toad' cast to take the stage this month: Featuring a cast of fifteen Boundary County youth, A Year with Frog and Toad will debut on Friday, January 15 at 7 p.m
January 9
Political rally held opposing Refugee Resettlement Resolution: A rally organized by those opposed to the County Commissioner's recently passed resolution on refugee resettlement attracted approximately 200 people earlier today.
Distinguished Young Women Program encourages participation in upcoming program: The Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program will soon be underway for 2016-2017. This scholarship and honors program recognizes, rewards, and encourages excellence while promoting self-esteem among young women.
January 8
Boundary County now has new electronic voting tabulators: Two months from today is the Idaho Presidential Primary election, scheduled for March 8. Boundary County voters on that day will find there has been a substantial change in how they cast their ballots.
January 7
Local Spelling Bees scheduled, winners go to Regionals: School districts throughout North Idaho will hold spelling bees in January that qualify students for the North Idaho Spelling Bee scheduled for March 19 at North Idaho College.
January 6
Bonners Ferry City Council opens year with new mayor, council members sworn in: At last night's City Council meeting, newly-elected Mayor David Sims was sworn into office and jumped right into work on city issues.
Outgoing Mayor Anderson lauded at council meeting: Outgoing Mayor David Anderson was roundly thanked for his service as Bonners Ferry's chief elected official at last night's City Council meeting.
Concerns expressed at City Council meeting on possible disruptions planned for Saturday political gathering: Concerns were expressed at last night's Bonners Ferry City Council meeting that attempts may be made to disrupt a planned political gathering this Saturday.
January 2
Museum schedules Centennial celebration party: Boundary County came to be in January 1915, and the end of the County's 100 year anniversary celebration is rapidly coming to a close.
January 1
Cold weather now makes last summer's heat and wildfires a (sort of) distant memory: In retrospect, the foundation for the record 2015 fire season was being laid in the very first months of the year: January, February, and March in early 2015, when an unusually warm, dry weather pattern settled in, melted area mountain snowpacks, and yielded little snow
A dream-like evening at the Festival of Trees Gala: The Festival of Trees Gala Event, sponsored by the Fry Healthcare Foundation, has now run for its 20th year.
Festival of Trees raises money to purchase rehab machine: The Fry Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that they were able to raise the funds required to purchase the Kinetec Centura Anatomical Shoulder and Elbow Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) machine for Boundary Community Hospital Rehabilitation Services.
Brenda Arlene Park: December 3, 1938 ~ January 23, 2016
Ray Stanley Olson: September 13, 1920 ~ January 23, 2016
Lane Dirks: April 9, 2011 ~ January 24, 2016
Marjorie Virginia Rees: January 2, 1922 ~ January 6, 2016
Kathleen Patricia (Kathee) Robinson, February 27, 1939 ~ January 3, 2016
Della Lorraine Huggins Mercer, April 7, 1931 ~ December 31, 2015
Terry Michael (Duke) Guthrie, June 17, 1949 ~ December 31, 2015
Mary Elizabeth Pitts Thornbrugh, September 6, 1973 ~ December 24, 2015
Restorium busy with activities and events: Life for the residents at the Community Restorium is active and busy. The fall and holiday season has been a time of celebration and recognition. The residents had a fun time making up bags of candy for trick or treaters and greeting the children at Halloween time.
School District names Bateman December classified Employee of the Month: This month, Boundary County School District 101 highlights Mr. Cal Bateman as the District Classified Employee of the Month for December 2015!
Idaho Arts Commission sponsors writing workshop and public reading by author: Author Renee D’Aoust will treat the community to readings of her work at Bonners Books in Bonners Ferry on Friday, January 15 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Anderson is School District Certified Employee of the Month: Boundary County School District Certified Employee of the Month goes to none other than BFHS teacher Craig Anderson.
F&G Director Declares Idaho wolf management a success: When Idaho Fish and Game took over wolf management in 2011, the wolf population had grown unchecked for more than a decade after reaching federal recovery levels of 10 breeding pairs and 100 wolves eleven years earlier.
Furbearer Trapping Course scheduled in Coeur d'Alene: Many of the first Europeans to settle in northern Idaho came to the area to trap furbearing animals. Fur was traded for supplies and used to make coats, hats, gloves and other articles of clothing.
Radio collars are vital tool for game management: Idaho Fish and Game biologist Craig White recently got a message telling him two elk died, but it didn't come from a colleague or a citizen, it was from a satellite.
Studies Say: No more than 10 seconds air time for catch-and-release fish: Ten seconds is all the time an angler should take to remove the hook, take pictures and return a fish to water, according to a recommendation in a recent survey of studies about the impacts of exposing fish to air.
Recap of December's Moose Madness 2015: The 2015 Moose Madness annual event was held on Friday, December 18. Everyone who attended had a blast, of course, although all Badger fans were disappointed to find out at the end of the evening that Sandpoint would remain in possession of the Moose Rack trophy this year.
Think you've got a big-game trophy animal? Most big-game hunts are over and stories are circulating about some big trophies that were taken during the fall hunting seasons, including a possible state-record moose.
New Year requires new Idaho hunting and fishing license: Before heading out in the New Year, Idaho hunters and anglers are reminded to pick up a 2016 license. Nearly all of Idaho’s hunting and fishing licenses, tags, and permits are sold on a calendar year basis, and they expire December 31.
Too many election sessions: I feel that everyone should know how the voting this year will be in the primaries. To vote in the primaries for the position of President of the United States, you must be affiliated with a registered political party.
Disagrees with Oscars boycotts: In lieu of the black actors who feel they are being slighted because there weren't any black nominations and are boycotting the Oscars, I would like to lead a boycott of the NBA.
Legislators must be doing a good job: Thank you for the Letter to the Editor regarding Representatives Scott and Dixon visiting the protesters at the Malheur National Wildlife Reguge in Oregon.
Legislators Scott and Dixon's Malheur visit discredits Idaho, poses serious questions: Heather Scott and Sage Dixon's recent trip to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon to meet with Ammon Bundy and the group who has seized that site by armed force not only brings discredit upon Idaho, but poses serious questions of loyalties and legalities.
Is anyone really willing to take a chance? Regarding last Saturday's gathering for the Commissioner's Refugee Resolution: With the atrocities that the refugees are committing in Europe, is anyone really willing to take a chance that it won't happen in this country, this state, or this community?
We are supposed to accept this? Let me get this straight ... Our rights and liberties are going away little by little, and we're supposed to accept it ...
Event organized:  Choose Compassion: There are moments in life when silence is consent, and something within us demands that we speak our truth. This is a gathering for any who desire an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the many other concerned citizens of Boundary County who choose hospitality, compassion, and a willingness to help those in need regardless of race, creed, or nationality.
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