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Thursday, December 13
School District 101 Board Meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, December 17. For the agenda, click here.
If you feel different, you drive different: The holiday season is a time for family, friends and co-workers to celebrate. Wherever people choose to celebrate, the Idaho Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement agencies across the state are reminding people to drive sober or get pulled over.
Community Hospital receives hoax bomb threat: Boundary Community Hospital received an email at 10:28 a.m. today with a very technical and specific bomb threat, and as Bonners Ferry Police, sheriff's deputies and U.S. Border Patrol agents responded, it was discovered that hospitals, schools and other public places nationwide were reporting the same threat.
First half 2018 taxes due December 20: Boundary County Treasurer Susan M. Larson reminds all Boundary County taxpayers that the deadline for paying the first half of the 2018 property taxes without penalty is Thursday, December 20.
Wednesday, December 12
Winter weather advisory, avalanche alert issued: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for North Idaho and northeast Washington for snow, in effect from midnight tonight to noon Thursday. One to four inches of snow is possible in the valleys and up to a foot is possible at higher elevations.
Smelterville man dies after minor injury crash: A 26-year-old Smelterville man was found dead in his home after a minor-injury single vehicle collision on 4th of July Pass on I-90 Tuesday. According to the Idaho State Police, Skyler Sauer was driving a blue 2009 Chevy Silverado east at about 11:20 a.m. when he lost control negotiating a curve.
Kimberly-Clark recalls U by Kotex Sleek tampons: Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.
Frederickson's sets holiday pickup schedules: Frederickson's B.F. Garbage LLC will not be operating on Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day, or Tuesday, January 1, New Year's Day, as employees will be taking those days off to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.
IDFG hosting Coeur d'Alene breakfast: Idaho Fish & Game is holding a Sportsman's Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, at Lake City Center, N1916 Lakewood Drive,. Coeur d'Alene. Senior fishery biologist T.J. Ross will discuss burbot in the Kootenai River and the new burbot harvest fishery opening in January.
Sloppy warmish weather to continue: Instead of the scads of snow expected, Bonners Ferry and much of the metro received a fine boat load of slop overnight. It's a fairly warm Wednesday morning and some sun possible over Boundary County today, but the weather is hanging around for awhile.
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Tuesday, December 11
Farm Bill provides market access for Idaho farms: Idaho’s agricultural producers will have streamlined access to growing foreign markets thanks to the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, known simply as the Farm Bill. Supported by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, the Farm Bill also includes provisions that provide resources to collaborative forest management and support for Idaho’s timber industry.
Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, November 20
BFHS resolution to limit distractions: Bonners Ferry High School has a New Year’s Resolution needing your support. BFHS’s goal for 2019 will be to increase academic focus by limiting the use of cell phones and personal electronics during school hours. By Principal Kevin Dinning
Field burning committee members sought: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality) is seeking candidates to fill three environmental representative positions on a committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues.
Idaho 511 going offline for maintenance: The Idaho 511 Traveler Information web page, phone line and app will not be displaying current driving conditions for approximately five hours Wednesday evening, December 12, for technology maintenance.
Two feet of snow possible in the high country: It's Tuesday morning and we're under a winter storm warning on the west side of the metro and a winter weather advisory in the east; the radar as of 6:15 a.m. looks like a kaleidoscope as a band of snow pushes east over the Selkirks and into Boundary County. If you're driving this morning, roads have a bit of everything to offer.
Monday, December 10
Colorado woman still missing: The Woodland Park Police Department, Woodland Park, Colorado, needs the public's help finding a missing 29-year-old woman. Kelsey Berreth was last seen at the Safeway in Woodland Park on November 22. Her cell phone last pinged in Gooding, Idaho, around noon Monday, December 3, and Idaho State Police are now assisting in the search. New photo and poster added December 10.
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Winter storm warning issued for West Metro: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm warning for North Idaho and northeast Washington, in effect from 4 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday. Heavy snow is expected, with five to ten inches expected in the valleys and up to two feet of new snow in the mountains.
Winter weather advisory issued for Kootenai/Cabinet: The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet region of northwest Montana, in effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulations of three to seven inches can be expected.
Success, challenges and the cost of attendance: This edition of the “Superintendent's Scoop” will be divided into three parts: current success, future challenges and the cost of attendance (an article printed January 17, 2017)! I need to begin as I have before, the number one reason for our success this year lies in the strength of our administrative team! Superintendent's Scoop by Gary Pfleuger
Christmas, 1955: Christmas! What mysteries and marvels accompany that word! Each generation has very special memories and recollections of home, church, sounds and sights that have become deeply imbedded in the canyons of their minds. Some memories never fade, becoming a part of each of us and determining how we pass on traditions. Those Were the Days, by Mike Ashby
Egyptian jobs you might not want: Ancient Egypt was juuust a bit of an odd place. If you recently moved there and checked out the local Help Wanted ads, you might be tempted to run, not walk, back where you came from. Then again, if you had a weird streak running up your backbone, you would dance a little jig. Out of Kilter, by Ken Carpenter
County Commission agenda, week of December 10
Snowy morning, worse tomorrow: A snowy Monday morning to you here in the metro, and our first winter storm watch of the season is in effect across the metro Tuesday through Wednesday morning. It looks like about half to three quarters of an inch on the ground at the top of the South Hill in Bonners Ferry, the state plows are out and traffic appears to be moving right along, though roads are slick.
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Obituaries
John Thede Jr.John A. Thede Jr., 94, Libby, passed away of natural causes Monday, December 10, 2018, at the Libby Care Center. Services for John will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Libby Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 13, at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.
Iris WatersIris Stevenson Waters, 90, on December 10, 2018 passed from this earthly world to be with her Lord and Savior in His heavenly kingdom. A memorial service and interment will occur in Bryson City, North Carolina, in the spring of 2019.
David C. Hunrichs passed away at Kootenai Medical Center shortly after being diagnosed with cancer on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the age of 62, surrounded by his mom and two sisters. A celebration of life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bonners Ferry.
Dorothy FaggDorothy Evelyn Fagg, 93, Troy, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Libby Care Center from health related issues. Evelyn is blessed with passage to the kingdom and to reunite with family and her husband Dale.
Charles BergetCharles O'Neil Berget, 81, passed away on December 6, 2018, in Libby, surrounded by his loving family at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at Christ Lutheran Church in Libby.
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Join the 119th annual Audubon Christmas bird count: Boundary County is where we call home, and it's that time of year to count another group that also calls this place home, our feathered friends who live within a seven one-half mile radius of downtown Bonners Ferry. No matter the weather, volunteers will begin at the first light of the day on Thursday, December 27.
Chili and cornbread cook-off coming: Boundary County's veterans and first responders are teaming up to host the Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at the Fairgrounds Memorial Hall in Bonners Ferry.
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IDFG wants to hear on moose, sheep and goat proposals: Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunting seasons for 2019-20, and hunters can attend open house workshops around the state to provide comments. Open houses will be held around the state in coming days.
Badger boys fall to Lakeland, girls thump Miners: Seth Bateman put up 19 points for the Badgers Tuesday and Dylan Hittle hit 13, but their efforts weren't enough to overcome the Lakeland Hawks, and the Badgers brought home a 71-52 loss.
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U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: America’s children represent our nation’s prospect for a bright and strong future. The fact that many children in our communities are not safe in their homes is far beyond tragic.
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