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Lillie Albertson, February 25, 2017
Richard Allen “Dick” Boisselle, August 21, 1946 ~ February 19, 2017
Donald A. Magee, November 28, 1948 ~ February 18, 2017
William H. Clark, Jr., July 30, 1924 ~ February 19, 2017
Janice E. Johnson, January 11, 1932 ~ February 16, 2017
James C. Sheppard, November 24, 1933 ~ February 20, 2017
Robert “David” Abeyta, February 2, 2017
Florence Arlene Carey, March 18, 1924 ~ February 15, 2017
Carol Lee Andrews, December 26, 1936 ~ February 4, 2017
Ralph Allen, February 7, 1921 ~ February 6, 2017
Juanita May Randolph Sheffler Hudson, December 17, 1929 ~ February 1, 2017
Wanda Maxine Carpender, May 15, 1932 ~ January 31, 2017
Myrna May Walters, May 27, 1942 ~ January 31, 2017
Word to your mother, Grace: Bonners Ferry High School art educator Josh Knaggs recently decided to take a moment to recognize the actions and attitude of one of his students, Grace Detherow. "I have had the absolute pleasure of having Ms. Detherow in my art classes for the past three years," he said.
Hospital Auxiliary pie sale a big success: Thank you to everyone who donated or purchased pies at the famous Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale on Thursday, February 16. The 50 pies and cakes were sold out by Noon and the Auxiliary raised over $1,000.
Mt. Hall names Citizens of the Month: Congratulations to Alison Williams and Riley Thompson, this month's Citizens of the Month at Mt. Hall Elementary!
BCH welcomes nurse Janet Lukehart: Boundary Community Hospital bids you to help welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Janet Lukehart to Boundary Community Clinics. Now that they have three providers, the Primary Care Clinic will start seeing patients Monday through Friday starting Monday, March 6.
Darrelyn Rose is Artist of the Month: Local artist Darrelyn Rose is the Boundary County Artist Association’s Artist of the Month of February. Her work will be on display in the Mountain West Bank lobby from February 13 to March 13.
Halleman joins staff at BF Family Medicine: Bonners Ferry Family Medicine, 6488 Chinook Street, Bonners Ferry,  is honored to have Haley Halleman join the practice. Haley is a certified Physician Assistant, licensed in Idaho as well as Oregon.
Host families needed: Two more foreign exchange student host families are needed for the 2017-2018 school year.
Melior wins BCMS Geographic Bee: Boundary County Middle School eighth grader Emmet Melior won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 26, along with a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. The Idaho school champions, including Melior, will take a qualifying test, with the 100 top scorers being eligible to compete in the State Bee on March 31.
Varsity lacrosse meeting set: There will be a meeting for varsity players on the Bonners Ferry lacrosse team at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Still good ice fishing in the Panhandle: Winter certainly has been cold and snowy in the Panhandle this year. Shoveling snow and contending with slippery roads can make winter a less than pleasant time for many people. Fortunately, the winter has also provided a good ice fishing season that many anglers have gotten out and enjoyed. By Andy Dux
IFWF accepting grant applications: The Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 grants cycle. The grants program provides funding on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and tax-exempt organizations.
Bosworth inducted into Timbersports Hall of Fame: Bonners Ferry native Carson Bosworth is one of three timber sports athletes to be inducted into the Stihl Timbersports Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Season setting time for big game: Deer and elk seasons might seem like a long way off, here in the middle of winter, but there are things you should do now for the upcoming seasons. I’m not talking about tuning up the bow or sighting in the rifle (although those are always options). By Wayne Wakkinen
Sneak peek at new moose, sheep and goat rules: Idaho Fish and Game Commission on January 26 adopted new rules for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat for the 2017-18 hunting seasons. By Roger Phillips
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the majority of Idaho’s veterans served during the Vietnam War. Veterans put their lives on the line and lost friends and family during their service to our country. Many lessons can be learned from these great Americans.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: It was a great week to be home in Idaho. I always love the change of scenery and the opportunity to travel through the district and spend time with my constituents.
Idaho Representative Heather Scott: Week 7 of the 2017 Legislative Session has been the busiest yet! Floor sessions have been starting earlier than usual in order to have enough time to vote on all the bills and conduct our regular business.
Idaho Representative Ronald Nate: Sometimes a bill doesn't need to pass in order to have an impact. Merely bringing the issue forward causes key decision makers to reconsider current practices, explore alternatives, and respond to citizen input. The bill to repeal the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test is a perfect example.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: In Idaho, one in three Medicare beneficiaries have chosen a private health plan through Medicare Advantage, which allows beneficiaries to select a health plan that best suits their individual budget and health needs.
Linda Sue Nash: Shane Rucker is my nephew. He lived with me in 2015. Poor kid should never have joined the Marines.
W. Gillham: I recently called the NewsBF office to seek assistance with finding a contractor to clear the snow off my parents house on Wells Street while my elderly parents were hospitalized in California.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: This week I was honored and humbled to introduce the Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act (H.R. 1112). This legislation will correct an oversight in current law regarding benefits under the GI Bill on behalf of one of Idaho’s veterans.
Melonie: I want to say thank you to the men who came and plowed my mother in law's drive way!
Clara: I just wanted to say thank you to the guy in the truck who helped push our car onto the highway from Deep Creek Loop during the first snowfall.
Carol: Thank you to Rory and his group of five others from the Mennonite Church for getting our roof clear!
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: It’s been an amazing two weeks in Washington. Congress has moved swiftly and boldly to repeal overreaching last-minute rules from the Obama Administration, reasserting its constitutional duty to make the law and pushing back against abuse of executive authority.
District 1 Representative Heather Scott: Week #5 of the 2017 legislative session is coming to a close and legislators have been busy. To date, a total of 155 House Bills and 82 Senate Bills have been printed.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: The American electorate surprised the world in November because they were tired of their government acting as master instead of servant. The people’s message is clear: It’s time for real and lasting change.
Gerald B. Higgs: There is currently a bill pending in the Washington State Legislature sponsored by seven state senators to end Daylight Savings Time in Washington state. This has a high likelihood of passing. In the event it does, I propose that we pass legislation in Idaho that follows.
District 1 Representative Heather Scott: Citizens showed up on the Capitol steps this week to speak out against the federal-mandated Common Core in our Idaho schools.
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Boundary County Archives ~ February, 2017
February 28
More snow is on the way: The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, in effect from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Another phone scam making the rounds: The Boundary County Sheriff's Office has put out word that yet another telephone scam appears to be making its way to the phones of Boundary County residents.
Avista to upgrade Bonners Ferry gate station: The Idaho Public Utilities Commission accepted Avista’s Natural Gas Integrated Resource Plan, which the utility is required to update every two years. The plan outlines how the northern Idaho natural gas utility plans to meet future natural gas needs.
February 27
Winter weather advisory for snow tonight: The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 7 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Forest Service moving ahead with Deer Creek project: Mary Farnsworth, Forest Supervisor of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, has chosen to move forward with alternative 2 as analyzed in the environmental assessment for the Deer Creek project located on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District. The final decision document will be signed once the objection period ends.
Service Academy Days coming to North Idaho: The Idaho Congressional Delegation announced its 2017 Service Academy Days across Idaho. Each Service Academy Day session offers students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to meet with liaisons, cadets, and midshipmen from each of the nation’s respective service academies and provides an opportunity for questions.
February 25
Prepping for the Plunge!
Bonners Ferry Border Patrol Explorer Post #190 extends a big Thank You to such a supportive community! Explorers Cowell, Dawson and Cook sold all the 50/50 raffle tickets for Special Olympics today at Super 1 Foods, raising $341.65 to help support Special Olympic Athletes!
Fioravanti a finalist in $10k BBB competition: Bonners Ferry's own Mary Fioravanti, a senior at Bonners Ferry High School, was named a northwest finalist Friday in the Better Business Bureau Foundation's 2017 $10,000 Students of Integrity Scholarship competition.
Snow advisory issued: The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter weather advisory for snow for an area including Bonners Ferry, Eastport, Sandpoint and Priest River, which is in effect from 9 p.m. today to 3 p.m. Monday.
February 24
Interested in forming a gardening club? Nancy Russell is seeking those who would be interested in forming a Boundary County Gardening Club that would meet one evening per month to learn about various gardening topics.
School M&O levy election just around the corner: There is an important M&O Levy Election on Tuesday, March 14. As a result of past support many projects have been sustained in BCSD including safe and secure schools, growth in technology and maintaining instructional support personnel.
Chamber offering free Hawaiian adventure: The Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses are hosting a luau on Wednesday, March 1, so don your sunglasses and flip flops as well as your favorite Hawaiian shirt and meet up at Sugar Plum Floral at 5:30 p.m. to kick off the adventure!
BCH is hiring: Boundary Community Hospital is seeking patient focused candidates for the following positions: Certified Nurse Assistant, full time; Certified Nurse Assistant, part time; Surgery Tech, part time; and Registered Nurse, part time.
February 23
HOME SAFE! Two dogs found wandering on highway: Two culprits were found today on Highway 95 by Mirror Lake Golf Course. If you belong to them or know who does, you can retrieve them by calling Renee at (208) 946-6182.
Tree plugs available from BSCD: Cassie Olson wants to let the community know that she still have some Ponderosa pine tree seedling plugs available for sale at the Boundary Soil Conservation District.
Boundary County Commission minutes, February 6
Boundary County Commission minutes, January 30
Boundary County Commission minutes, January 23
Boundary County Commission minutes, January 2
February 22
Rucker to be released to mom: A federal judge ruled today to release Shane Rucker, 33, Bonners Ferry, who is facing two federal charges after allegedly torching St. Ann's Catholic Church last April, into his mother's custody. The ruling will allow Rucker to leave jail on Thursday.
BFHS welcomes semester two and hopes for more sun! In total, semester one flew by, and I don’t know where the time went. I am thankful for a great semester, and there are many people that I will be thanking in the coming weeks for helping BFHS put another semester under our belt. By Principal Kevin Dinning
County Road closures now in effect: A number of Boundary County roads have been closed today to hauling due to spring break up weather conditions. There is a 24-hour grace period, but just to be safe, if you need to haul on a Boundary County road and you're not sure, call Road & Bridge at (208) 267-3838 before you head out.
Paradise Valley woman meets cougar in her yard: Melissa ran into a cougar in her back yard Tuesday evening when she went out to shut her chicken coop for the night in Paradise Valley between Black Mountain Road and Brown Creek. If you live out that way and heard a crazy woman screaming, she said, that would have been her. It turns out, she did just what experts recommend in such a confrontation.
February 21
The power of a child's smile and a wave: While in Super1 in Bonners Ferry recently, Samantha West and her three kids walked around looking for groceries. "It was busy in there and I kept feeling like I was in someone's way," Samantha wrote in a rave she posted today on the Bonners Ferry Rant & Rave page on Facebook.
Crapo, Risch call for another year of SRS funding: Citing the stress on many rural county budgets, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined 78 of their colleagues in sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling on it to provide funding for the Secure Rural Schools program in the President’s upcoming budget request.
Local quilts keeping refugee children in Jordan cozy: Quilters in Boundary County have been busy for some time now making and donating quilts to Quilts Beyond Borders, a non profit organization dedicated "To Provide quilts to children in need, especially orphans living in under-served areas of the world where the warmth of a quilt is needed at night."
CNA scholarships available at BCH: CNA scholarships are available for the spring semester of the nursing assistant certification program in Bonners Ferry through North Idaho College and Boundary Community Hospital, which starts March 28.
The curse Of Lippy Goatenstein: My tendency to adopt strange habits without even knowing it has become legendary. A few years ago I was out back paying some attention to my two Goatie Boys. Musings from Moyieboy, by Ken Carpenter
Honorably discharged vets to get online PX privileges: After four years of coordination with the Departments of Defense, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on November 11, Veteran's Day, 2017.
February 20
Festival of Hearts a huge success! The Fry Healthcare Foundation Festival of Hearts was a resounding success, raising more than $37,000 in one night. With the money from the gala, combined with funds from the 2016 Golf Tournament, we are able to fund the entire $41,000 for the Spacelabs Healthcare Cardiac Monitoring Central Station Control System for Boundary Community Hospital.
Apps and gadgets in forestry; two classes offered: Forestry technology has been undergoing many changes. Managers of large public or industrial forest lands have increasingly combined aerial imagery with geographic information systems (GIS) to develop ever more sophisticated, geo-referenced forest information.
February 19
Shawn Keough's report from Boise: Greetings from our state Capitol! Thank you to those who have contacted me to let me know your perspectives on the idea of renaming our Long Bridge across the Pend Oreille River the Veterans’ Memorial Long Bridge.
February 18
Rucker pleads not guilty to St. Ann's arson: Shane Rucker, 33, Bonners Ferry, appeared in U.S. District Court Friday in Coeur d'Alene and entered a plea of not guilty to two charges brought Wednesday by a Boise grand jury for allegedly burning down St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry April 21, 2016.
February 17
Nasty roads ... 
Photo by Sara McIntyre 
With all the recent bad weather, roads around Boundary County, especially the side and feeder roads, have been treacherous of late, with a combination of slush, ice and water making travel difficult and the timing of the weather making it hard for hard-working road crews to get and stay caught up. This shot was taken today on Crossport Road near Katka, where Dobson Creek has overflowed.
Be prepared for spring road break-up: Once again it is the time of the year we need to think about break up road closures. Trust me; it is not my favorite part of this job. Temperatures are warming up and hard surfaced roads are soaking in the sunshine and a surface thaw will begin. Cold nights will slow it down. By Clint Kimball
BCH certified as level IV trauma center: Boundary Community Hospital has recently been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the State of Idaho. The designation for the hospital is part of the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System (TSE) and is reserved for hospitals that meet the stringent criteria established by the state.
Crapo accepting internship applications: The deadline is rapidly approaching for Idaho’s students to apply for internship opportunities in U.S. Senator Mike Crapo’s Washington, D.C., office, or in one of his six regional offices throughout Idaho.
Boundary County Commissioners minutes, January 16
February 16
Snow storm is over, digging continues: The snow storm is over, the roads are getting better, and slowly members of our community are digging out. By Michael Meier, Boundary County Director of Emergency Management
Arrest made in St. Ann's arson: Shane Rucker, 33, Bonners Ferry, was arrested today on a two-count federal indictment in the District of Idaho charging him with destruction of religious property and using a fire to damage or destroy religious property.
Sandbags available at Road & Bridge: Today the National Weather Bureau issued a flood warning for Boundary County and others. With the melting snow and light rain falling, county residents may be experiencing some local water problems with their homes or driveways. By County PIO Michael Meier
Flood watch upgraded to warning: The areal flood watch issued Wednesday has been cancelled and replaced by an areal flood warning, which means that the chances of flooding are imminent and that those in flood-prone areas should prepare to go to higher ground if it becomes necessary. The warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. today.
Our kids really are worth whatever it takes: February has been an unpredictable month of school, or lack of school I should say. I know students, staff, and parents are ready to get back to normal. Speaking of normal, this winter has been anything but. However, as I was shoveling the roofs of Naples Elementary and Mt. Hall Elementary, I was touched by how many people turned out to help the schools. By Principal Lisa Iverson
4-H Friday Friends seeking coordinator: Boundary County 4-H Friday Friends is looking for a program coordinator. The position is 19 hours a week total with 10 of those hours on Fridays during the school year.
USFS Region 1 accepting job applications: U.S. Forest Service Region 1 is pleased to announce the beginning of their summer temporary positions being advertised on starting today. The advertisements will close on February 22 at midnight EST.
February 15
School district gives thanks: What a week! February 6 through 10 will be one for the record books. It was a great combination of dangerous roads, heavy snow/ice and changing weather conditions which shut BCSD #101 down; some might call it the “perfect storm.”
February 14
Snowmaggedon '17 officially ends: The state of emergency declared by Boundary County Commissioners a week earlier was quietly and gratefully allowed to expire Monday, and while the work made necessary by the heavy drop of February snow has by no means ended, the pace has slowed to a more tolerable level much less frenetic.
Victim Services support group starting back up: Boundary County Victim Services has experienced a short hiatus in their support group due to a lack of participants. It is their hope that with new word of mouth and sharing on social media they can start it up again, and they've set March 1 for the date.
Areal flood watch issued: The National Weather Service has issued an areal flood watch for North Idaho and northeast Washington, in effect from Wednesday evening through Friday morning.
New law office opening in Creamery Building: The old Creamery Building office recently vacated by Boundary Abstract didn't stay empty long, and Bonners Ferry attorney Thomas Bushnell, who had been on hiatus since a health scare last year, is bustling, with plenty of help from his family, to get everything ready for his official opening day tomorrow.
February 13
If you are missing a mule and a pony call Merrill Marcy, 267-4303.
To everyone within Bonners Ferry City limits along the South Hill who get their garbage picked up in the alleyway: Currently the alleyways are not plowed and therefore the garbage pickup will take place on plowed streets for the remainder of the time the alleyways are impassible. The garbage service contractor has been contacted and been advised to operate in this manner until further notice.
ISP now answering poaching hotline: Due to changes in a contractor used for Idaho’s Citizens Against Poaching hotline, callers should not be alarmed when Idaho State Police answers the phone.
Akins Harvest Foods to close: Employees at Akins Harvest Foods, 7168 1st Street in downtown Bonners Ferry, were notified last week that they'll be without jobs as of Wednesday, February 22, when the store is scheduled to be shuttered.
Chance of precip coming, shouldn't amount to much: While Boundary County has a high chance of seeing more snow after the weather becomes unsettled beginning Wednesday, there is little chance we will see very much, if any accumulation.
Three Elk Mountain farmers honored: The Boundary Soil Conservation District had the pleasure of awarding John Kellogg, Ed Atkins and John Solt 2016 Conservation Farmer of the Year awards at a breakfast banquet hosted at the Kootenai River Inn on February 7. The three gentlemen accepted the awards on behalf of Elk Mountain Farms.
Feist Creek gearing up for Valentine's Day: If you still haven't decided where to take your sweetheart for Valentine's Day Tuesday, there's no place more romantic than Feist Creek Restaurant and Motel, 2673 Moyie River Road, and the crew is gearing up to make your visit wonderful.
Penguin Plunge just around the corner! You have the opportunity to support our Special Olympians by participating in the Penguin Plunge 2017. For the seventh year, teams and law enforcement officers will be “Taking the Plunge” by jumping into Kootenai River to raise funds for Idaho Special Olympics.
'Ruby Ridge' to air on Idaho Public Television: It’s been 25 years since the Ruby Ridge siege in North Idaho. Randy Weaver and his family faced off with federal agents in a shocking stand-off on a mountain top not far from Bonners Ferry. A new documentary titled “Ruby Ridge” airs Tuesday night on American Experience on Idaho Public Television.
February 10
For those facing flooding problems, Boundary County will have sandbags outside the gate at Road & Bridge, 73 Sunrise Road at the top of the North Hill, on Saturday morning. Sand is available at the county landfill.
Road clearing will take time: One of the leftovers from our declared emergency snow storm is the terrible condition of all our city and county roads. Roads are being cleared as quickly as possible within the county, but it's going to take time. By Michael Meier, Boundary County Emergency Management
County asking for damage reports: Boundary County Emergency Management Director Michael Meier is asking all county residents who suffered structural damage to their home or buildings during the latest snow storm event since commissioners declared a state of emergency February 6 to please report those damages by sending an email to
In the big chair ...
If the face behind that big desk looks familiar, that's because it's our very own Idaho District 1 Senator Shawn Keough at the head of the Senate Chamber on Friday. "I was honored to preside over the Idaho State Senate today!" she said.
February 9
Power outages widespread, could last into Friday: Northern Lights is fighting through a significant ice and snow storm that continues to impact our area with wide spread power outages. Additionally, ice and snow loaded trees and power lines will continue to complicate this problem by causing new outages over the next 24 hours.
Friends of the Restorium Valentine's raffle underway: Friends of the Restorium are holding their 12th annual Valentine’ Day basket raffle, with drawings to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 11.
Businesses warned of phishing scam: Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is asking Idahoans to be on the lookout for a particularly dangerous phishing scam that could compromise sensitive employee data.
Boundary County Public Schools are closed today due to weather.
February 8
Boundary County public schools will be OPEN Thursday, February 9. If conditions worsen overnight, and closure become necessary, district officials will make the decision in the morning. I apologize for the initial post stating schools were closed.
Inmates coming to help as more snow falls: Due to recent Severe Winter Weather, Boundary County declared a State of Emergency on February 6 to assist with the critical infrastructure within the county only. By Mike Meier, Boundary County Public Information
February 7
Boundary County public schools will be closed Wednesday, February 8, due to adverse weather and to enable students who are able to assist in preparations for the next storm system expected Wednesday night.
Wednesday storm watch upgraded to warning: The winter storm watch issued early this morning has been upgraded to a winter storm warning, in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 4 p.m. Thursday.
Snow daze ...
Just because schools have been closed for bad weather this week doesn't mean staff and many students haven't been hard at work, they just traded pens, computers and books for snow shovels and snow blowers and the cozy classrooms for the school house roof! Teachers Kelly Hinthorn and Janis Tucker send out a cordial invitation to any who want to help before the next winter storm hits! They'll be at ... er, on Boundary County Middle School on Wednesday.
A Valentines to remember with 'Elvis': Come in from the snow to warm your Valentine with a “Love Me Tender” Saturday night at The Pearl Theater, at 7 p.m. February 11. Brad Mitchell, a renowned Elvis tribute performer, just returned from the Caribbean after performing for an Elvis Birthday Cruise, and he’s looking forward to making your weekend special.
Round II of Snowmaggedon on the way: In the face of another winter storm poised to arrived almost on the heels that just left the region reeling, the National Weather Service has canceled a snow advisory issued Monday and issued a winter storm watch for snow, rain and ice in its stead. The watch is effective from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.
Moyie Spring City Council minutes, January 4
February 6
Boundary County public schools will be closed Tuesday, February 7, due to snow.
More heavy snow possible Wednesday night: In its latest hazardous weather outlook for North Idaho and northeast Washington, the National Weather Service is forecasting another winter storm capable of producing heavy snow to begin Wednesday night and last through Thursday.
Storm warning cancelled, advisory issued: The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm warning for North Idaho and has replaced it with a winter weather advisory for snow, in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Storm warning extended to 10 p.m.: The National Weather Service has extended the winter storm warning now in effect until 10 p.m. today for North Idaho.
A Facebook look at Snow Storm 2017: All already seem to agree ... this latest storm has brought down the most snow on Boundary County since the big storms of the late 1990s. Fortunately, as of 7 a.m., most of the snowfall has moved off to the south and east. Here is a look at what we woke up to this morning, as posted by local residents on Facebook.
Roads terrible, many power outages: As of 6 a.m. today, road conditions are abysmal throughout Boundary County; road crews have been working through the night but have been unable to keep up with the snowfall. Northern Lights is reporting numerous power outages throughout the county, including the entire Copeland area to the Canadian border.
February 5
Boundary County public schools will be closed Monday, February 6, due to adverse weather.
The NIC outreach centers in Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint are CLOSED Monday, February 6 due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions. North Idaho College's main Coeur d'Alene campus and all other centers are open.
Snow lovers rejoice in winter wonderland: If you're in Boundary County and you love snow, you're likely happy now and will probably only get happier as the week goes on ... unless you have to travel or work outside. In that case, chances are good that by the time the week ahead is over, you'll be asking yourself, "why oh why did I ever think I loved snow?"
February 4
Winter storm warning extended: The winter storm warning currently in effect has been extended through 10 a.m. Monday, with snowfall expected to linger north of Sandpoint into Monday, bring an additional five to 10-inches, with the heaviest snow expected along the Canadian border.
February 3
Sheriff, ambulance service forge closer tie: In a time of continual threats against law enforcement officers, the Boundary County Sheriff's Office and Boundary Ambulance Service have created a partnership to protect our law enforcement personnel in high threat tactical situations.
Curley Creek home destroyed by fire: Boundary County Dispatch received a call shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday of a house fire located at 500 Curley Creek Road. Sheriff’s deputies, Curley Creek Fire, and Boundary Ambulance were all dispatched to the scene.
Dog attacked by wolf on front porch: Sheraya Hauck‎ wants to let people know that on Wednesday evening on lower Meadow Creek one of her parents' dogs started yelping and crying, so the family all ran outside and came face to face with an extremely large wolf, who had their dog pinned on the front porch.
February 2
BridgeWay offers Bright Beginnings: BridgeWay Bright Beginnings at BridgeWay Assembly of God, 66027 Highway 2 east of Three Mile, has childcare openings for children ages six weeks to 12 years, including Fridays for school aged children.
Whip up your best pies; hospital auxiliary pie sale coming soon: The famous Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale will be held on Thursday, February 16, this year, in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street. You may purchase a whole pie or by the slice. The coffee pot will be on, ready to serve.
Post Falls hiring event February 8: This month's Idaho Department of Labor hiring event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, February 8, at their Post Falls office, N600 Thornton Street.
Winter storm watch upgraded to warning: The winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service early this morning has been upgraded to a winter storm warning, meaning that the certainty in the prediction of heavy snow have for the region have increased. The warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday.
Winter storm watch issued for snow: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for snow in North Idaho and northeast Washington, effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.
February 1
Scott restored to committee assignments: After having been stripped of her committee assignments January 12 for alleged inappropriate comments to a fellow legislator, Idaho District 1 representative Heather Scott, Blanchard, was restored to her seats on the House Commerce, Environment at State Affairs Committees today.
February a great month for sky watchers: As February 2017 opens, the young moon is sweeping past the planets Venus and Mars in the western sky after sunset. Venus rules over the evening sky while Jupiter lords over the morning sky. Venus, the brightest planet, blazes in the west first thing at dusk, and showcases its greatest illuminated extent on February 17. By Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd
You, too, can be an Infection Preventionist: Deep in the heart of winter, it is an excellent time to remind everyone that each of you play an important role in infection prevention. By Connie Sue Clum
The Boundary County Middle School Leadership Class has decorated the halls with several bulletin boards to honor Human Rights and to remind everyone who sees them to treat others with kindness.
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