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October 23
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 battery. Fuller allegedly beat a four year old boy, who required significant medical treatment for his injuries.
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 11.
City council candidate 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 Ken Carpenter
October 20
The Lake: “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
October 19
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 d'Alene.
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.
October 18
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 well.
BCH shines through accreditation process: Boundary 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 Services.
Court dispositions and sheriff's log
October 17
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.
October 16
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
October 15
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 rooted.
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 questions.
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.
October 14
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 again: 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.
October 13
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 Ferry pictorial
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 gone.
October 12
The end of a Christmas concert era approaches: 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.
October 11
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 person.
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 fundraiser: 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 more!
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.
Andy Sydow 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 open.
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
October 10
 ~ Sheriff's Office Flag Raising and Dedication ~
Everyone is 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 flag.
~ 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.
October 9
Don't let election 2018 make you overlook November 7: 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 Carpenter
October 8
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 Mike Ashby
October 7
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.
October 6
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 d'Alene man.
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.
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