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Boundary County Archives ~ July, 2016
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July 25
Boundary County to be recognized at Idaho Transportation Board meeting: Boundary County will be recognized at the upcoming meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board later this week for achieving zero traffic fatalities during 2015.
Brush Lake campground to be temporarily closed: If your campout plans this summer involve the campground at Brush Lake, you will want to take the following information into your planning.
July 20
Urgent announcement for all who plan to exhibit poultry at the Boundary County Fair: The Boundary County Extension Office has just been informed that they have to inspect all poultry that will be going to the Boundary County Fair to check for Avian Influenza.
Flags to half-staff for Louisiana officers: President Obama has ordered flags of our nation to half-staff, out of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this past Sunday.
July 15
Nichele Whittaker selected as new School Board Chairman: At last Monday's July meeting of the Boundary County School District 101 Board of Trustees, a change was made in the School Board's leadership.
Heavy equipment returns to the river as the Kootenai Tribe river restoration construction projects ramp up for the summer: In just a few weeks, those in downtown Bonners Ferry or crossing the Kootenai Bridge will once again see heavy equipment in and around the river, as the Kootenai Tribe once again ramps up its Kootenai River restoration projects for this year.
Flags at half-staff following attack in France: President Obama has issued a proclamation ordering flags to half-staff in respect for the victims of yesterday's attack in Nice, France.
Learn all about bats at upcoming educational program: Just what you always wanted to know—all about bats. A fun and educational event is planned at the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, a special program called Discover Bats. This is your chance to learn all about bats from the experts.
July 13
Speed limit on a 15 mile section of U.S. 95 will increase to 70 m.p.h.: A 15-mile section of U.S. 95 in northern Idaho will increase from its current 65 m.p.h. speed to 70 m.p.h. starting Monday, July 18, as recommended by Idaho Transportation Department engineering and traffic studies and approved by the Idaho Transportation Board in June.
July 11
Free sports physicals for Middle School and High School athletes: It's just three weeks until Boundary Community Hospital opens its doors for free sports physicals for Middle School and High School students who plan to participate in school athletic activities during the coming school year.
July 9
29 companies looking to hire at upcoming Idaho Department of Labor hiring event: Twenty-nine employers will participate in the July 13 hiring event sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor Kootenai County office.
U.S. Flags are at half staff yet again following attacks: Flags are at half-staff across the country in a demonstration of respect for the victims of the recent attack on police officers in Dallas, Texas.
NewsBF writer's article featured in statewide agricultural journal: An article published by NewsBF six weeks ago about the Farm Tour, organized and sponsored by the Boundary County Soil Conservation District and the Idaho Farm Bureau, has been picked up and re-published statewide in the Idaho Farm Bureau's Gem State Producer magazine.
Boundary County family conserves open space along area lake: About 700 acres surrounding Bonner Lake, a popular recreation area, will be permanently protected through a Forest Legacy Program conservation easement.
July 6
Hospital completes installation of new CT scanner allowing better, faster images: After a couple weeks of swapping out old equipment and installing new equipment, the hospital now has a brand new CT scan machine which continues to keep our local hospital in line with current CT scanning technology.
July 5
Summer Theater plays begin this weekend: Looking for a fun activity for the family and kids this weekend? Come see the musicals “101 Dalmatians” and “School House Rock” presented this Thursday, July 7, Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, by the Bonners Ferry Summer Theater Youth Group.
Crime statistics for Boundary County, Bonners Ferry, and Idaho detailed in Idaho State Police 2015 report "Crime in Idaho": In a report just released, details on crime statistics for Boundary County, Bonners Ferry, and for Idaho statewide are listed.
Kathy Lee Stone, September 21, 1956 ~ July 19, 2016
Danny Ray Gentry, October 26, 1955 ~ July 20, 2016
Laura Joan Disney, February 26, 1930 - July 17, 2016
John Glen Savage, April 14, 1967 ~ July 13, 2016
Phyllis Mae Tritt, September 12, 1937 ~ July 4, 2016
Cleo Mae Hicks, November 29, 1922 ~ July 4, 2016
Robert Lee (Robbie) Gust III, May 31, 1992 ~ June 26, 2016
Christopher Jacob (CJ) Erickson, February 21, 1991 ~ June 26, 2016
Fall Chinook fishing to open September 1: The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a fall Chinook salmon fishing season to open September 1 on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers.
Deer hunt blind available for hunters with disabilities through drawing at Kootenai Refuge: Those with disabilities that prevent or make it difficult to hunt big game can enter a drawing for a special hunting opportunity at the local Refuge.
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