Rae seeks second term on school board: I would like
to introduce myself, for those of you who don’t know me. My name
is Teresa Rae and I am running for reelection for Boundary County
School District 101, Zone 5, Naples. I have been a board member
for the past four years and have been attending board meetings
since late 2014 as a volunteer facilities planner for our
Amid COVID resurgence,
students have choices: Thank you to our staff and
students for an amazing start to the school year! Our students
have a renewed sense of school spirit and excitement. Our staff
continues to work diligently to serve our students, colleagues and
the community. Although we are extremely excited to be in school,
we are asking for community help and support. Over the last two
and a half weeks, we have continued to see an increase in the
number of staff and students with Covid-19. By Superintendent
A crisis exists, but
no medical professional will let you die: While many
vehemently dispute and do all in their power to "protect their
freedoms" and so prolong the ordeal, there is a major healthcare
crisis in Idaho. It is sufficient to warrant the activation of
crisis standards of care protocols statewide September 16 by the
Department of Health and Welfare. But in this teeming world of
instant misinformation, small grains of truth get quickly
stretched beyond comprehension, in both ways.
Boundary County First
Judicial District Court dispositions
offices to close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day:
In June of this year, the Canadian federal government passed
legislation to mark September 30 as the National Day for Truth and
Reconciliation. As part of this formal recognition the Regional
District of Central Kootenay will close all offices, recreation
facilities and waste and recycling facilities on Thursday,
looking for heavy equipment operator: Boundary County
Road & Bridge has a position open for a full-time heavy equipment
operator. The position is full time with 40 hours per week
starting at $18.73 per hour with full benefits, including medical
coverage for family members.
Troy School District needs a few good folks
The Troy School District is looking for some great team members to
join us! They have need for full-time classroom aide
paraprofessionals and substitutes for teachers and
paraprofessionals. Those interested should call (406) 295-4321 or
for Idaho's missing: The Idaho Missing Persons
Clearinghouse was established in 1999 to provide a central
location for resources to identify and assist state and national
efforts to locate Idaho’s missing. A missing person is someone
whose whereabouts is unknown to a parent, caretaker or others who
have normal contact with the person. As of September 15, there
were 169 Idahoans listed as missing, including a Boundary County
of Boundary County Historic Places incorporate: The
Friends of Boundary County Historic Places recently incorporated
to celebrate and retain local history and places and to encourage
the protection and proper use of historical sites. They'll be
hosting their first fundraiser October 2 at Snyder Guard Station
on the Moyie River.
preliminary election results released: The
preliminary results of the Town of Creston's 2021 By-Election for
two town councillor positions, with Keith Baldwin and Norm Eisler
leading the five candidate pack.
video indicates P&Z violation: Former Hollywood actor
and comic Owen Benjamin Smith, better known as Owen Benjamin,
earlier this week released for his "bears" a long awaited
documentary on Beartaria, a dream development being built on ten
acres along the Moyie River off Earl Lane Road south of Good
Grief. It attempts to portray a bucolic and pastoral place where a
legion of "bears" from around the world can visit at will to work,
camp, fish, raise livestock and more.
Hall Elementary off to an amazing year: The school
year is officially in full swing! Students and staff – new and
seasoned – are off to an amazing start and this wonderful
combination of individuals are integral to what makes Mt. Hall
exceptional. By Principal Kylee Guthrie
doctors implore rethinking anti-COVID vax stance: We,
the medical providers of Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners
Ferry, write to you at this time concerning the current healthcare
challenges in our region. Staffing difficulties and surging COVID
cases have contributed to increased strain on our health care
systems. We ask now that you please consider getting vaccinated
fire closures lifted: All forest closures associated
with the Trestle Creek Complex near Hope, Idaho, have been
completely rescinded. The public is again free to enter and use
areas previously closed for public safety during the fire
suppression efforts. Started by lightning on Wednesday, July 7,
the Trestle Creek Complex eventually grew to more than 6,600 acres
before it was contained by a robust firefighting effort.
local ballots to be decided November 2: Boundary
County voters will be asked to decide who will fill two seats on
the School District 101 Board of Trustees, one on the Bonners
Ferry City Council and whether or not to pass a proposed increase
for the county ambulance service district in the next election.
new Paul Rawlings play shaping up nicely: Local
playwright and director Paul Rawlings is currently in rehearsal
with his newest theater production, "Swan Song," and opening night
at the Pearl Theater is only a month away.
recognized as Idaho Pollution Prevention Champion:
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is recognizing four
Idaho businesses as 2021 Pollution Prevention Champions for their
efforts to reduce the generation of pollution in Idaho, including
Alta Forest Products, Naples.
Market to close: Henry and Verna Yoder, owners of
Yoder's Market, announced this morning that they will close its
doors by the end of September or once their stock on hand is sold.
Abstract is now Alliance Title & Escrow: Alliance
Title & Escrow, LLC, Boise, recently acquired Boundary Abstract
Company, Ltd., 6977 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, adding an
additional county to its coverage area. Alliance Title is part of
the Futura Title of Companies.
a working farm from the soil up: When Edward and
Julie Newcomb bought the 10-acres of land off Old Highway 2 Loop
that would become Cloud Eleven Mountain Farms in 2015, it was
forest growing from the hardpan glacial silt that comprises much
of North Idaho, fine for giving trees a toe-hold, but hard
scrabble for much else.
pediatric patients warm to caring community: Danielle
Larsson began working as Boundary Community Hospital's Community
Relations and Marketing Director last spring after Lauren Kuczka's
retirement, and she's working now to revive interest in an old
community project that's fallen by the wayside as well as
revitalize another, in hopes of once again bringing comfort to
young children and bringing joy to the hearts of those who take
Meeker needs cheered up: Charlie Meeker, in a
hospital for COVID and a long way from home, needs some of that BF
hometown love. He’ll be getting out of Sacred Heart Medical
Center, Spokane, soon, but he's very sad that he’s alone. If you
have a moment, his family asks friends and neighbors to please
call him and say hi!
celebrates a year of brightening Restorium: Fraiser,
the Community Restorium companion puppy, celebrates his first
birthday this weekend! What a year of watching him grow and
connect with Restorium residents, making a bond and friendship
none will ever forget.
Yaak fundraisers move events to Labor Day weekend:
Two of Yaak’s community groups are pooling their resources and
holding their traditional fundraising events over Labor Day
weekend this year. The Yaak School is undergoing foundation work
this summer and so was unable to hold its usual July arts and
crafts fair on school grounds, and Upper Yaak Fire, which has long
held its annual Rummage Sale over Memorial Day weekend, this year
switches to Labor Day weekend.
struggle with late season injuries: On Saturday,
September 18, the Badger's cross country team hosted a 5k meet at
Bonners Ferry High School. The weather brought light drizzling
rain all morning, but not the torrential downpour they had feared.
Six schools attended; the entire Intermountain League plus 5A
Coeur d'Alene high school.
Valley Rifle and Pistol Club season starting: The
Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club (KVRPC) is dedicated to the
sport of small bore shooting and invites other interested people
to join them. Competitive shooting is a sport of precision. KVRPC
practices indoors with .22 caliber rifles and pistols shooting at
a distance of 50 feet.
run well at Timberlake Invitational: On September
11,the Badger cross country teams were at Farragut State Park for
the Timberlake Invitational, grateful that the smoke and eventual
rain on Friday led to ideal race conditions on Saturday. The dust
was tamped down, the conditions were cooler than the rest of the
week, and this made for some really good racing conditions.
Badgers edge by Libby in back-to-back meets: It was a
grueling evening for the Badger varsity volleyball team on
Thursday, September 2, going five sets after the road trip to
Libby, but the team's mettle and drive sustained them as they
prevailed, three games to two. They did it again last Thursday.
of Mirror Lake enjoy Labor Day tourney: Friends of
Mirror Lake held their annual benefit golf tournament over Labor
Day weekend. A good turnout raised money for future improvements
to the course. The tournament featured a nine hole alternate shot
team format and a second nine hole sole survivor format for
Flights A and B.
limit must be raised: Congress has raised or
suspended the country’s debt ceiling about 80 times since 1960.
Now it must do so again. If not, sometime in October—it is
impossible to predict precisely when—the Treasury Department’s
cash balance will fall to an insufficient level, and the federal
government will be unable to pay its bills.
next? Hundreds of thousands of federal employees and
contractors across America will be forced to choose between
getting the jab (or being tested weekly), or losing their job.
Some legal experts are saying the President’s requirement is
legal, while others believe it is patently unconstitutional.
By Idaho First District Representative Heather Scott
to school during uncertain times: The new school year
begins with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid
spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our
overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that
our local school boards, administrators, teachers and parents are
ready to meet the challenge. By Kurt Liebich, President, Idaho
State Board of Education
owes community honesty, transparency: Upon reading
the 9B.news article relating to the August 19 annual budget
meeting, it saddens me to learn again about the lack of
transparency at the Boundary County Library. As a tax paying
citizen I would like to know where my dollars are being spent.
By Lee Haarstick
acts as a chilling force to intimidate and silence:
After months of fighting to protect your data, the court has ruled
that our office must release personal information on thousands of
Idahoans to the media, where it has the potential to be misused to
harass Idahoans who speak out on controversial issues. By
Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin
Sarah Basler passed to be with the Lord September 18,
2021, in Coeur d’Alene. She was 94 years old. A graveside service
for Farice will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25,
Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry.
Snyder was born December 25, 1948, to parents Mary
and BG Rock in Casper, Wyoming. She died September 8, 2021.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 3, at Bonners
Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street, with a meal following at
Paradise Valley Grange.
Merrill, 80, Bonners Ferry, passed away peacefully at
home on September 20, 2021. Richard was a faithful husband,
father, grandfather, brother, friend, and lover of his Heavenly
William Sater was born to Carl Alexander Sater and
Helen Beatrix (Wentz) Sater on June 25, 1932, in North Bend,
Washington, at the family home, where he joined his older brother,
Dan. He died on September 10, 2021, at the age of 89. We hope you
will all come out and celebrate with us on April 16, 2022, at the
Auction Barn to celebrate the man, the myth, the legend. There
will be a memorial service and an auction for John’s estate.
Ray Merrifield, 71, born in Bonners Ferry and a
graduate of Bonners Ferry High School, passed away at Generations
Assisted Living in Rathdrum on September 14, 2021. At this time,
no formal public service is planned. Larry's ashes will be placed
in part at Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry, and the remaining
ashes will be spread across the mountains of North Idaho in a