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Boundary County Archives ~ March, 2016
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March 30
Boundary County among Idaho leaders in several areas of population growth: According to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, rural Boundary County is among the leaders of all Idaho counties in three measures of population growth: total population increase, percent population increase, and net in-migration.
Photographs of some new businesses and business construction now underway in Boundary County: Along with Boundary County's population growth statistics, cited in another article on NewsBF today, there is a fair amount of construction and new business going on in the county.
Photos of Curley Creek Easter Egg Hunt
March 25
Landowners can apply for funds to combat weeds: As you look out over your acres this spring, are you nervous you might see too much tansy, Canada thistle, and other noxious weeds? New Boundary County Weed Superintendent Dave Wenk is announcing a program for landowners to control noxious weeds on their property.
Meet this year's Distinguished Young Women participants: As the date of this year's Distinguished Young Women event nears, we will be receiving background information and photographs of the participants. Here are four of the twelve young women in the event.
Final results from Democratic Presidential caucuses: Voting results from the Democratic Presidential Caucuses held this past Tuesday show that Boundary County numbers were similar to the outcome statewide in Idaho: an overwhelming victory for Bernie Sanders.
Idaho Congressional Delegation sponsoring 2016 Academy Days: The Idaho Congressional Delegation announced it will host its 2016 Service Academy Days in Boise on April 2, Lewiston on April 21, and Coeur d’Alene on April 28.
Extension Office offers Friday program for children: Looking for a fun learning experience for your child grade Kindergarten through 6th? Well, come check out 4-H Friday Friends any Friday when school is in session!
March 24
Murder suspect spotted, pursued in northern Bonner County: A man with an arrest warrant for a recent Nampa, Idaho murder escaped from a pursuit in the northern part of Bonner County, along with his female companion, according to police.
March 23
Here's the official story on Penguin Plunge 2016: Penguin Plunge 2016 was a blast and huge success. Jumpers ready for “Freezin' for a Reason” took the plunge in the Kootenai River last Saturday, March 19--the last official day of winter.
Flags at half-staff following attacks in Belgium:  In a Presidential Proclamation, President Barack Obama yesterday ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff "as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium."
Sanders overwhelming winner in Idaho Democratic caucuses: With several counties having larger-than-expected crowds showing up, and long lines waiting to get in, Idaho Democrats held their caucuses throughout the state yesterday.
March 22
Valley View students deliver big Thank You to Caring People for Animals: Recently, representatives of Valley View Elementary School brought a "very large" thank you card, signed by many students, to "Caring People for Animals."  
Times announced for kindergarten registration for next school year: Time to look ahead for kindergarten enrollment for next school year. Registration for 2016-17 Kindergarten at Mt. Hall Elementary will be held at Mt. Hall School on Thursday, April 14.
March 21
Idaho State Police requesting assistance in road rage investigation: The Idaho State Police is requesting the public's assistance in a road rage incident investigation.
Penguin Plunge 2016:  Are they daring, or just crazy? What could be better to celebrate the last day of winter than Penguin Plunging into an icy Kootenai River?
Boundary County Democratic caucuses set for tomorrow: The race to the White House continues on here in Boundary County, as Democrats in the county and throughout Idaho gather tomorrow to discuss and select their preferred candidate in the Idaho Democratic caucuses.
March 17
Panhandle Health District seeking participants in local cancer research study: Panhandle Health District is now recruiting adults who have faced any type of cancer to participate in a local research study.
March 15
Local FFA chapter has special seminar with visiting experts: Last Saturday was an eventful day for the Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter. There were a few national and state officers well known within the FFA who came to Bonners Ferry to work with our FFA members on how to become better leaders.
Meet this year's Distinguished Young Women participants: Over the next several days, we will be receiving background information and photographs on those participated in this year's Distinguished Young Women event, scheduled for Saturday, April 30.
Farm Bureau looking for First Baby of Spring: In observance of agriculture and to welcome spring, Farm Bureau is looking for the first Boundary County baby born on or after March 15, which is National Agriculture Day (and which is today!).
March 14
Women in Agriculture Conference at University of Idaho Extension Office: On Saturday, March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather in 31 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers, and practical advice for learning new skills.
Idaho Commission on Aging seeking public comment on Senior Services State Plan: The Idaho Commission on Aging, an oversight agency for state senior services, is holding public meetings at senior centers across the state to present Idaho’s Senior Services State Plan and to receive public input.
List of all candidates running in upcoming May 2016 Primary: Thanks for voting in Idaho's recent Presidential Primary last week, but Idaho is not finished yet with sorting out which candidates will ultimately be on the November general election ballot.
Contra Dance invites all to come and participate: Celebrate Spring! Bonners Ferry Contra Dance April 1, 2016 (and again on May 20th) from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the American Legion Hall, 6416 Kootenai St, Bonners Ferry.
Candidates Who Have Filed for Election
March 10
Judge orders continuing custody for Boundary County man charged in Bundy standoff: Todd C. Engel, a man who is reportedly from Boundary County, Idaho, will remain in federal custody and will be transported to Nevada to face charges for multiple felonies in connection with his participation in the 2014 Cliven Bundy armed standoff with law enforcement over grazing rights and access / control of federal lands.
March 9
Idaho Presidential Primary—Boundary County Report: In the four Republican primaries and caucuses held yesterday, Idaho was the only state that prevented presidential candidate Donald Trump from claiming a clean sweep of the days' voting.
26 employers set for hiring event in Post Falls: Twenty-six employers will participate in the March 9 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor Kootenai County office.
Another busy night at the Bonners Ferry High School: It was a busy night at the Bonners Ferry High School last night, with the lights burning late as several simultaneous activities went on throughout the school.
March 8
Boundary County snowpack and precipitation continue to look good this year: The Boundary County area snowpack is looking more and more optimistic at this point in the year. The current snowpack is just shy being twice what it was at this point last year, which was a below average precipitation year, and a year that was later stricken by wildfires throughout the region, including some right here in our county.
Mr. BFHS this weekend: Don't miss this year's comical performance of Mr. BFHS! Mr. BFHS is a senior class fundraiser put on by senior boys intending to have a good time and entertain the community.
Search for new Library District Director lands Anderson: Craig Anderson, well-known Bonners Ferry High School teacher, was chosen to succeed Sandy Ashworth as the director of the Boundary County Library District by the district’s Board of Trustees.
Presidential Primary Results
March 7
Now it's our turn: Idaho Presidential Primary is tomorrow: After watching 28 states and territories head to the primary voting booths over the past month or so, Idaho now goes to the polls to vote its preferences in the Idaho Presidential Primary.
Flags at half-staff for former First Lady Nancy Reagan: President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation requesting that flags of the United States be flown at half-staff in respect for former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
March 5
Boundary County man arrested in five state federal sweep: A Boundary County man who was arrested in a multi-state sweep on Thursday made a first appearance in federal court yesterday in connection with the 2014 armed standoff over grazing cattle on public lands near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property.
March 4
Idaho Air National Guard deploying to the Middle East: The Idaho Air National Guard is preparing to make its first major deployment in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group.
Funding available for private forest lands in Lower Kootenai River Watershed Restoration Project: The local office of the Boundary Soil Conservation District has announced that Boundary County has obtained a grant to address a variety of issues on non-industrial private forest lands.
March 2
Boundary County sending five spelling champions to Regional Spelling Bee: Five Boundary County champion spellers will be competing with 43 other North Idaho students, with an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. on the line for the winner.
Twelve participating in Distinguished Young Women 2016: Twelve of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money and prizes in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program.
Joseph Erwin Robins: July 10, 1931 ~ March 17, 2016
James “Jim” Wilson, July 23, 1941 ~ March 6, 2016
David Edward Story, January 23, 1940 ~ March 5, 2016
James Earl Tompkins, December 15, 1942 ~ February 29, 2016
Choir concert Thursday with Middle School and High School choirs: Next Thursday, March 31 marks the date for the 3rd quarter choir concert. The upcoming choir concert is at 7:00 p.m. in Becker Auditorium at the high school, and will be showcasing the young talent from the middle school all the way up through the high school.
School District announces February Employees of the Month: Janet Gause is Boundary County School District’s February Employee of the Month. Janet has worked for the school district for 22 years.
Badgers sweep Maniacs in three game series: The Bonners Ferry Badger baseball team traveled to Orofino this past weekend for their annual three game series against the Maniacs, winning all three games for the first time in program history.
Enter Idaho Super Hunt for hunt of a lifetime: With every entry in Fish and Game's Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands.
$10,000 reward offered in illegal killing of Grizzly Bear in Bonner County: Two rewards totaling $10,000 have been offered for information on the killing of a federally-protected grizzly bear in Idaho.
Big Horn Show coming in Spokane for its 56th year: The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council's 56th annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is scheduled for the Interstate Fairgrounds in Spokane March 17-20.
Here is your basic starter information on catching some of Idaho's biggest fish: Want to catch big fish? Of course you do, and if you want to consistently catch them, steelhead and salmon are your best bets. Let’s look at the tape, scale and ticker.
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