Boundary County News
ITD seeks comment on Bonners Ferry project:
The Idaho Transportation Department invites the
public to comment on the US-95, Alderson Lane to
Kootenai River/RR Bridge, Bonners Ferry project.
Comments are due by November 3.
Man allegedly beat four-year-old:
On October 19, Boundary County sheriff's
detectives and Bonners Ferry Police arrested
Kyle Fuller, 34, on a charge of aggravated
Fuller allegedly beat a four year old boy, who
required significant medical treatment for his
A week at the Restorium:
Let me say right off that on any given day at
the Restorium, you will find enough activity and
activities to assure you that this place is “hummin'.”
Every morning there’s an exercise program aimed
at our residents staying as fit as possible.
Restorium Ramblings by Beatrice
ISP Road Safe Class offered for onset of winter:
The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road
Safe Class for the 2017/2018 winter driving
season from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, November
Ken Toline a patriot, servant:
Though his name is on the ballot for the
November 7 election in the only contested race
in the Bonners Ferry City Council election, Ken
Toline is not a politician. He professes no
political party affiliation. He is not, he
confesses, a “local.”
He is, he said, a patriot, a servant.
Valley View blessed with great people:
At Valley View Elementary School, we are
thankful for such wonderful students, teachers
and staff who go above and beyond daily for each
other. Our school is an amazing place due to the
people in it and we are also very fortunate to
live and work in Bonners Ferry. By Principal Nathan Williams
The curse of the beady eye:
Many people have told me that I may be the
slowest human alive. It seems like a huge
exaggeration to me, as I just believe in
conserving energy. Musings from Moyieboy, by
“The Lake.” It’s a term many of us are familiar
with from our childhood. Growing up in Bonners
Ferry in the 50s and 60s meant that during the
summer, you and your family were going to be
spending time at “The Lake.”
Never mind which lake it was, if someone said
“We’re going to ‘The Lake,’” everyone in the
family knew which lake they were referring to.
Life in North Idaho, by Mike Ashby
ISP seeking leads on fatal I-90 bicycle
collision: Idaho State Police
Troopers are continuing to investigate the fatal
vehicle versus bicycle collision which occurred
at approximately 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, on I-90 near milepost
15.5, in the eastern city limits of Coeur
It's National Forest Products Week:
Trees provide more than 5,000 products that
people use every day. From toilet paper to
toothpaste to tires, tree-based chemicals and
other wood by-products are all around us.
It is National Forest Products Week, a time to
recognize the many products and benefits that
come from forests.
College-bound Badgers, mark your calendars:
Any students interested in taking dual credit
courses so as to earn college credits while
still in high school, saving big tuition dollars
at the same time, need to meet with counselor
Bonners Ferry High School advanced opportunities
counselor Jennifer Mackey soon!
And students with an eye toward college might
want to mark down a couple of impending dates as
BCH shines through accreditation
Community Hospital has successfully completed
the accreditation process from DNV GL -
Healthcare. By earning reaccreditation as a
Critical Access Hospital, Boundary Community
Hospital (BCH) has demonstrated that it meets or
exceeds patient safety standards established by
the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Court dispositions and sheriff's log
A lot going on tonight at BFHS, help needed:
There are a few different things happening at
the high school tonight, but BFHS Principal
Kevin Dinning is asking your help to make it go
as smoothly as it can.
Capital for a Day coming to Ponderay: Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced last
week that the Bonner County community of Ponderay will host the next Capital for a Day on
Thursday, October 19.
Paradise Valley FD holding auction:
The Paradise Valley Fire District is selling
surplus equipment by sealed bid auction. The
equipment listed below will be displayed at the
Paradise Valley Fire District’s station located
at 4375 Cow Creek Road from Monday, October 23,
through Monday, November 13.
Wind advisory issued for Tuesday:
The National Weather Service has issued a wind
advisory for North Idaho and northeast
Washington in effect from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Southwest winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour are
expected, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
School in full action at BCMS!
School is already 1/8th of the way done? Hard to
believe time can go so fast, but when you are
really busy, I guess it is hard to see time go
by. BCMS is as active as always while students
and staff participate in a myriad of events.
By Principal David Miles II
Valerie Thompson wants to give back:
Valerie Thompson freely admits, when she first
begins to talk of her decision to run for
Bonners Ferry City Council, that she originally
felt way out of her comfort zone with “the whole
political thing.” But in a short time listening
to her talk about it, you recognize without
doubt that her motives are pure, and deep
Ahlquist makes good showing to small crowd:
As a three-way Idaho Republican gubernatorial
primary election May 15, 2018, heats up, the only
candidate who has never before run for political
office became the first candidate to pay a visit
to Bonners Ferry earlier this month, and while
the crowd at the Bonners Ferry Visitors Center
was small, Dr. Tommy Ahlquist was able to
present his blueprint "for an even better Idaho"
as he adroitly adroitly fielded a wide-ranging barrage of
Idaho students invited to submit holiday cards:
The Idaho State Department of Education is now
accepting Holiday Card Contest submissions from
Idaho students in grades K-6.
Hannah Sims wins
Idaho DYW scholastic award:
On October 7, Rachel Forest of Pocatello was
named Idaho Distinguished Young Woman and
awarded $7,100 in cash scholarships during the
Idaho Distinguished Young Women scholarship
program at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls.
Hannah Sims, Bonners Ferry, was one of five
scholastic award winners.
Book fair coming to Valley View:
The Valley View Book Fair takes place from 7:45
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, October
17-18, and from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
October 19, with family night going on from 4:30
to 6:30 p.m.
An old tried and true phone scam being tried
There's is apparently an old scam rearing its
ugly head once again as the unscrupulous are
tired of working at all and are trying dusty old
ways to separate you from your money.
At long last, our colors fly over sheriff's
office: It was a dull, gray day in Bonners
Ferry, and a Friday the 13th at that,
but neither the cold of fall or the omen
of the date could stop a good crowd from
turning out at 11 a.m. to watch as the
American flag, with great ceremony, was
hoisted over the Boundary County
Sheriff's Office. A News Bonners
Cheyenne's 4-H tom turkey stolen:
Update: Though injured, Tom
Sebastian was dropped off in the dark wee hours
of night and Cheyenne is already working in
hopes of helping him recover.
This is Tom Sebastian, a Narragansett tom turkey
being loved and raised by Cheyenne Cada as her
4-H project. At around 7 a.m. today, Cheyenne's
mom, Liz, heard their turkey hen raising a fuss
outside their home on Comanche Street in Bonners
Ferry, and later went out to find Tom Sebastian
The end of a Christmas concert era
The Bonners Ferry Community Choir will begin
rehearsals for this year's Christmas concert
next week, and all singers, high school age
through senior citizens, are welcome. No
auditions are required, but it's going to be a
special year for singers, though tinged with
sadness as two women who've been the choir's
heart and soul for 40 years both step down.
Winter weather expected at pass elevations:
The National Weather Service has issued a winter
weather advisory in effect from 5 p.m. today
through 11 a.m. Friday for snow across the
higher elevations, including passes, in North
Idaho and northeast Washington.
USMC birthday party November 10:
The United States Marine Corps birthday
celebration in Boundary County will be at the
Kootenai River Inn on Friday, November 10.
Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and the program and
dinner will start at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per
Fatal crash shuts down Highway 95:
Emergency crews responded to a report of a fatal
single-vehicle rollover on the North Hill on
Highway 95 just north of the Kootenai River
Bridge this afternoon, a crash that closed the
highway for nearly three hours. The crash was
reported at about 2:45 p.m., and Highway 95 was
closed shortly after deputies arrived on scene.
John A. Crump, 49, Bonners Ferry, was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Fioravanti to speak at Patriot Academy
Mary Fioravanti, who graduated Bonners Ferry
High School in May and now attends North Idaho
College, took part in the Northwest Patriot
Academy elite leadership training program in
Boise last summer, and she is so thrilled by the
experience she wants to invite everyone to learn
Symposium to kick off neighborhood watch program:
The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is
sponsoring “A Night Out Against Crime: A
Symposium on Safety” which will be held from 3
to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at the former
Bonners Ferry National Guard Armory across the
highway from the Boundary County Middle School.
coming back by popular demand:
Up-and-coming Colorado rocker Andy Sydow returns
to The Pearl Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday,
October 21. His performance impressed the local
audience so much last year they requested his
return for another show! This time Pearl Theater
Open Mic favorites Paul Bonnell and Friends will
Students invited to envision Planning My Future:
Students in public schools throughout Idaho have
the opportunity to visualize their college or
career goals this fall through the State
Department of Education’s annual Planning My
Future art contest.
Court dispositions and sheriff's log
~ Sheriff's Office Flag Raising
and Dedication ~
cordially invited to the Boundary County
Sheriff's Office Flag Raising and Dedication
Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, at the
Boundary County Sheriff's Office, 6438 Kootenai
Street, Bonners Ferry. After wondering why the
sheriff's office didn't have its own flag pole,
Sheriff Dave Kramer asked the Idaho Forest
Group, owners of the Bonners Ferry mill
property, if they might donate one of the old
mill flagpoles. Instead, they donated a
beautiful new one, installed this week. Please
join as the Sheriff's Office raises its first
~ Outdoor burn season begins soon ~
Beginning Saturday, October 21,
Boundary County and Moyie Springs residents are
free to burn yard waste outdoors without an
Idaho Department of Lands burn permit.
Don't let election 2018 make you overlook
There's an election coming up November 7, but
the ads you're seeing on television and in the
daily papers aren't for this year, they're for next
year's mid-term election cycle. In this year's
final election, on November 7, only residents of
the Cities of Bonners Ferry and Moyie Springs
will be going to the polls in Boundary County,
but it's the most important of elections as we
vote in city officers.
Little Boy Pink just doesn’t sound right:
My favorite color has always been blue, and
since blue is the most popular of all colors
that would make me just another run-of-the-mill
color dude. I am not partial to any particular
shade of blue, I seem to like all of the dozens
of tints. Musings from Moyieboy, by Ken
Just in case:
The primary source of meat in the Ashby home in
the 1950s and 60s was that which my dad would
hunt and fish for. That included, but was not
limited to, venison, duck, geese and, of course,
fish. He was a consummate hunter, killing or
catching every known species that lived or swam
in Boundary County. Life in North Idaho, by
Rain, snow and cool outlook in the days ahead:
Rain is in the forecast for Saturday, but it's
coming hand-in-hand with cooler temperatures,
with the snow level dropping to 5,500 feet and
more gusty winds.
Early morning crash claims 23 year old:
The Idaho State Police responded to a
single-vehicle crash at about 2 a.m. today in
Coeur d'Alene that claimed the life of a Coeur
Asteroid to sweep close to Earth October 11-12:
The Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS)
at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
California, and other astronomers and
observatories around the globe have had their
eye on a small asteroid, designated 2012 TC4.
It’ll pass close to Earth on October 11-12.
Big job fair in Post Falls Wednesday:
The Fall Job Fair organized by the Idaho
Department of Labor will have more than 50
employers ready to fill nearly 1,500 positions.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11, at Real Life Ministries,
N1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls.
Gowen Field air show returns:
The Idaho National Guard is proud to present
Gowen Field’s first open house and airshow in
more than 20 years: Gowen Thunder 2017, which
runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, October 14 and 15. The event is open to
the public and general admission is free.