Boundary County News
Online county scanner feed going off
The Broadcastify police
scanner feed for Boundary County that people use
online will be down for about a week starting at
about noon Sunday. Allen Gemmrig, who provides
the feed, will be making upgrades to improve
reception and will let us know when it is back
|The Rod Benders and Libby
Ignitors enjoyed a wonderful breakfast
at Chic n' Chop Restaurant in Bonners
Ferry this morning and are now out for a
cruise through Bonners Ferry and
Ponderay! This sunshine means cruisin'
BFHS Robotics competes at Western Canada
Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team
2130 Alpha+ recently returned from Calgary,
Alberta, after competing in the Western Canada
Regional. This year teams competed from Turkey,
Poland, China, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and
the United States. The event was a celebration
of diversity and the universal language of STEM
was spoken by all participants.
Tech Connect Fair slated at NIC:
The public is invited to meet with employers
from the area and learn about career
opportunities at the Tech Connect Career Fair
and Open House Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 7
p.m. at the North Idaho College Parker Technical
Education Center in Rathdrum.
Idaho unemployment drops again:
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
dropped to 3.5 percent in March, down one tenth
of a percent from 3.6 percent in February. March
marks the 78th straight month of over-the-year
labor force gains.
In the face of stroke, think FAST:
A drooping face, weakness or numbness on one
side, slurred or garbled speech ... this might
be a stroke! Like heart attacks, a stroke is a
life-and-death emergency; time is critical and
every second counts, so think F-A-S-T and dial
9-1-1 immediately. By Stu Willis, MD
Spring Hiring Event to be the year's biggest:
The Spring Hiring Event organized by the Idaho
Department of Labor will have more than 60
employers eager to fill more than 700 job
openings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April
26, at Real Life Ministries, N1866 Cecil Road,
Translator channels down
There have been multiple lightening strikes near
the Boundary County translator tower and several
channels and stations are off the air. Crews
were able to restore power today and will head
up back up in the morning to diagnose and
hopefully fix other issues.
A few tips on driving blind:
In every family's history there are a few tales
that get told and retold so much, embellished
with every telling, that they actually seem to
breathe a life of their own.
This is not one of them.
Somehow the facts about the daring deeds I am
about to unfold escaped me until a measly 20
years ago. Musings from Moyieboy by Ken
Carl Rey and the Blues Gators blowing into town:
Carl Rey, a 40-year veteran of the jazz and
blues music scene, blends his classic “old
style” to the contemporary edge of his band, The
Blues Gators, this Saturday night for a swing
dance and concert at The Pearl. Doors open at 6
p.m. and Carl Rey and the Blues Gators kick it
up at 7.
GROW has low-cost garden plots available:
Are you interested in growing your own fresh
vegetables in a ready-made organic garden? They
have inexpensive plots available in the GROW Community Garden located on Buchanan Street in
Bonners Ferry behind Trinity Lutheran Church.
ITD seeks input on public transportation:
In January, the Idaho Transportation Department
held public meetings throughout Idaho to share
information and learn more about public
transportation in those areas. The agency is now
launching district surveys to give individuals
unable to attend those meetings an opportunity
to provide input.
Sheriff opening a drug drop box Monday:
In co-operation with the
208 project, the Boundary County Sheriff’s
Office has elected to participate in a Drug Drop
Box program. The drug drop box, located in the
lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, is designed to
provide citizens of Boundary County with a safe
and secure location for disposal of unused,
expired or unneeded prescription drugs.
TV station KBCI 9 shut down:
After discovering technical issues in the
handling of a contract regarding the
establishment of KBCI Channel 9 between the
Boundary County Translator District Board and
owned by former translator district board chair
Michael Listman, the board held a special
meeting April 4 and terminated the October 4,
2015, agreement, effectively taking the local
television channel off the air.
Governor urges Idahoans to be flood aware:
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter urged Idahoans
to exercise increased caution and keep a close
eye on the increasing risk of flooding along
many of the state’s waterways – from the Boise,
Payette, Big Wood and Little Wood to the Bear
and Upper Snake river basins.
KXLY's Kris Crocker to emcee DYW:
Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women program
is excited to announce that KXLY’s chief
meteorologist Kris Crocker is returning to
Bonners Ferry for a third time to emcee this
year’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship
program, “A Night at the Oscars,” on Saturday,
Another Judge Harden to serve in North Idaho:
Caldwell attorney Tera Harden, the daughter of
longtime Boundary County Magistrate Court Judge
Quentin Harden, will soon be working a bit closer to
home, having been selected to fill a vacancy on
the Bonner County Magistrate Court bench as
Judge Debra Heise, who has been approved for
senior status after more than 32 years of
service, prepares for retirement.
Stripe rust off to an early start:
Stripe rust is continuing to develop on winter
wheat across the region, due to weather
conditions that favor rust infection and spread.
being given for Arbor Day:
Among the pioneers moving into the Nebraska
Territory in 1854 was J. Sterling Morton from
Detroit. He and his wife were lovers of nature,
and the home they established in barren Nebraska
was quickly planted with trees, shrubs and
flowers. That love formed the foundation for
what became Arbor Day.
From Boundary County Road and Bridge:
Furrow Road is closed just east of junction at
Flat House Road continuing east to the junction
at Farm to Market Road for culvert work. Farm to
Market Road and Flat House Road are both open.
Barricades and Road closed signs are installed
while this work is being done. To learn more,
call Road and Bridge at (208) 267-3838.
Time to get no spray agreements in:
Spring is here and the Boundary County Weed
Department will soon be spraying roadsides for
noxious weeds. If you do not want weeds sprayed
in front of your property you must submit a “do
not spray” agreement by May 1.
The morel of the story is it's pickin' time:
As the snow finally recedes and the temperatures
warm, it's time to start thinking about
harvesting mushrooms. The Idaho Panhandle
National Forests welcomes mushroom harvesting,
and offers these tips and information.
Forest Service closes more roads:
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has issued
additional road closures on multiple Forest
Service roads in Boundary and Bonner County for
public health and safety due to flooding damage
and unsafe conditions.
Concern the MP 498 slide could go again:
The slide area near mile 498 at Mountain Meadows
Road on Highway 95 remains active, and with the
possibility of additional rain and thunderstorms
this afternoon, further slide activity could
take place at any time, possibly resulting in a
third highway shutdown.
Bob Graham honored for 43 years' service to
Bob Graham’s service to Boundary County and to
the citizens who live here was celebrated April
12 at the County Extension Office by those who
had worked with him over the years.
Graham served as Incident Commander in Boundary
County for over 43 years. During that time he
had responded to just about every type of
Utt exonerated in Bonner County murder probe:
The Bonner County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday
issued a press release exonerating Nathan Utt as
a suspect in a suspicious death reported in
Hope, Idaho, April 5.
Flood watch extended through tonight, t-storms
The National Weather Service in Spokane has
issued a flood watch for portions of North Idaho
and Northeast Washington, including Boundary and
Bonner Counties, in effect through late tonight.
Two cooling their heels at Second Chance:
Two young male dogs, one a Rottweiler, the other
a great Dane, went out cavorting today in
separate areas and they now find themselves
behind bars at Second Chance Animal Adoption,
waiting for their people to pick them up and
take them home.
ITD surveyor gets video of April 7 slide:
ITD crews were on scene with cameras rolling as
a hillside broke free and covered a section of
U.S. 95 south of Bonners Ferry on Friday, April
7. In the video, now posted to
YouTube, you can see tons of mud, rocks, and
trees slide down, pushing two layers of concrete
barriers off the road. Overall, 800 cubic yards
of debris slid onto the road.
Plenty of cool cars on the summer horizon:
There are many events in the area each year and
the local car shows are an exciting way to get
out of the house and check out some cool cars,
while also providing an opportunity to bring
your own special car to show off to others in
Idahoans continue to head for the cities:
The steady shift of Idaho’s population from
smaller to larger counties continued between
July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, according to
estimates released recently by the U.S. Census
Bureau. Overall, Idaho’s population grew 1.8
percent to 1,683,140.
Bonners Ferry, Miss Idaho!
|Thank you to
Miss Idaho Kylee Solberg (back row,
center), for talking to Boundary County
Middle School students today about
making good choices. Her platform
focused on social media and she also
gave some great leadership tips!
The attack of the flaming bacon bombs:
I know people who would kill for bacon. Don’t
laugh, it’s true. If they had been lost in the
woods for a week and suddenly found their way to
your campsite, and you denied them the pile of
bacon on your plate, they would murder you and
gobble the bacon. Musings from Moyieboy by
Boundary County Commission minutes, March 20
Boundary County Commission minutes, March 27