Rotary awards scholarships:On May 16, the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club had the
pleasure of awarding $13,000 to 14 local high
school and college students at a dessert
reception held in their honor at the Kootenai
River Inn. The students were joined by their
families for this celebration.
Girl' found: This sweet and gentle
older female yellow lab was found on Parker
Canyon Road May 23, and she's now at Second
Chance Animal Adoption, 6651 Lincoln Street,
waiting to go home. If you own her or know who
does, call (208) 267-7504. To see dogs waiting
for homes at Second Chance, click here.
Internet down for hours: Much of North Idaho, including many internet
users from Kootenai County to the Canadian
border, lost their service shortly before noon
today caused by a disruption in a Frontier
transmission line, leading to near riots in many
communities as internet users, many not seen
outside for months, poured into the streets.
not necessarily news!
learning as school year winds down: The Knowledge Fair and Dessert Auction held on
May 16 was fun, informative and productive ...
All participants and guests walked away knowing
more than they knew when they arrived! By
Principal Gary Pfleuger
senators seek to defund proposed FDA rule:
In an effort to prevent potentially devastating
regulatory burdens from being placed on U.S.
farmers, Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and
Congressman Dr. Dan Benishek (R-Michigan) today
introduced the SCRAP Act, or Stopping Costly
Regulations Against Produce, in the U.S. House
suspending highway work for holiday:
Work that could impact travel will be suspended
on all Idaho Transportation Department highway
construction projects statewide Saturday, Sunday
and Monday, May 25-27, for the Memorial Day
holiday, except in special circumstances.
Whittaker, Weland win school board seats:
With a dismal turn out of only four percent of
eligible voters, Nichele Whittaker won election
today as school board trustee for zone 5 and
Mike Weland for zone 1. Only 238 voters went to
Decision pending on mud bog: Despite contention, a public hearing this
morning on a proposed one-time special event
permit to hold a mud bog/rock crawl in Highland
Flats in August ran remarkably smooth, with even
vocal critics congratulating applicant DelRay
Romero on both his preparation and presentation.
A decision is pending until next Tuesday.
author to have book signing: After
raising six rambunctious kids and setting them
loose on the world, Willow Feller found the
time, and the peace, to pursue her passion for
writing, and she'll be signing copies of her
first novel, "The Epic Undoing of Haley Ann
Ewing" by Evergreen Press, from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Bonners Books, 7159
Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry.
Caribou Bar dedicated: It took a lot of people to bring
back to life the old
White Caribou Bar, founded more than 100 years
ago in Bonners Ferry.
Fred Fisher opened the bar, which featured the
iconic Bonners Ferry white caribou, on Main
Street in 1905, and ran it until it closed four
years later in 1909.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo:
As part of our government’s system of checks and
balances, Congress conducts oversight over
agencies to bring about transparency and
accountability. This is even more necessary with
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),
which was established unlike any other federal
department or agency.
Leonard:You know I am a big fan of sheriff involvement
in crime prevention and our community. I commend
Detective McClelland for his efforts and I hope
you encourage his efforts as we all should.
Boosters and NBC Basketball Camps have teamed up to bring the
Bonners Ferry Basketball Camps June 10-11. Camp for 7 to 11 year
olds will be from 9 a.m. to noon and camp for 12 to 18 year olds
from1 to 4 p.m. Cost is down this year, too; $65 if you
pre-register, $75 if you sign up at the door. To find out more,
call (208) 755-6118.
Badgers one game
short of state: The Badger baseball team endured a rough season
all year but never gave up the fight, missing
the state tournament for a second straight year
by one game. The Badgers finished the season
11-12 overall last Saturday, losing to Priest
River in the winner to state game.
Evan Miles Gatherers passed away December
28, 2012, at his home in Bonners Ferry at the
age of 53. A remembrance gathering for Evan’s
family and friends will be held at Evan’s home
at 2 p.m. May 25. It will be a potluck meal so
bring a dish.
Lynn Stemmene, 53, passed away on May 12, 2013,
at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene.
Private services will be held and a complete
obituary will follow.
welcome baby girl: Rosalyn Anne Bushnell was born May 10 at Lavendar and Rose Birth and Mothering Center,
Libby, Montana, to Jacob and Renita Bushnell,
Bonners Ferry. She joins big brother Kyler Jacob
Barajas first spring baby: In observance of agriculture, spring, and
new beginnings, Farm Bureau is pleased to
announce this year’s first baby of spring, Jaxon
Memorial Day, courthouse closed, no
mail delivery, Boundary County public schools closed.
Those participating in the Bonners Ferry Memorial Day
Parade begin gathering at 9 a.m., parade through
downtown Bonners Ferry begins at 10 a.m. Memorial Day
services at Grandview Cemetery begins after the parade
has ended. A re-dedication of American Legion Post #55
begins at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28
Boundary County Commissioners will
reconvene public hearing at 10 a.m. in the Extension
Office to render a decision on a special event
application by DelMar Romero to stage a mud bog/rock
crawl event on property he owns in Highland Flats in
August. For more, click here.
Last day of school for the Bonners Ferry High School
Class of 2013.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is
hosting a combined Columbia River Treaty and Libby Dam
annual operations public information meeting at the
Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 31
Kindergarten readiness discussion, 1
Valley View Elementary kindergarten building. Find
out what a five year old needs to know in their first
year of school! To find out more, call (208) 267-5519.
Benders Car Club invites classic car owners
and enthusiasts to join them for a cruise kicking off at
5:30 p.m. in the city parking lot by the Visitor's
Center. They'll cruise through town, then out out to the
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge parking lot, where
barbecue will be available. Meet up with old friends and
make new! To find out more, call Ken at (208) 290-4030.
Because of a miscommunication the GROW!
community garden group was unable to have a
presence at the Health Fair where the drawing for
their raffle was to take place. As a result a public
drawing will be held on June 1 at the Car Show at
the Fairgrounds. All tickets are being held until
that drawing. GROW! greatly appreciates all who
support the gardens by buying tickets and/or