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November, 2022
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November 30
Boundary County gas prices highest in North Idaho: According to AAA, Boundary County has the highest average gas price in the Idaho Panhandle at $4.36 per gallon, but not the highest in the state. That distinction goes to Blaine County, where the average price is $4.60 per gallon.
Backcountry avalanche watch in effect: The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center, Sandpoint, has issued a backcountry avalanche watch above 5,000 feet for Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, in effect until 7 a.m. Thursday.
November 29
Representing ... Giving voice ... Being heard
Gary Aitken Jr. (right), vice-chair of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, is in Washington, D.C. for discussions on transboundary mining so as to protect local interests and the health of the Kootenai River. He will also participate in the White House tribal nations summit. He met today with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in her office during a welcoming reception at the Department of Interior.
 Winter storm warning issued
The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm warning for North Idaho and northeast Washington, in effect from 10 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Thursday.
Eight- to 16-inches of snow is expected.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
November 28
ICONIC construction training program seeks operators: The Idaho Transportation Department’s workforce development program ICONIC, Idaho Career Opportunities - Next In Construction, is seeking the next batch of construction operators to take part in a month-long training in Lewiston this spring. Heavy equipment operators, cement masons, carpenters, truck drivers and mechanics are some of the main skills taught during the course.
November 26 
Snow expected overnight: Heavy snow and high winds are expected overnight in Boundary, Bonner and part of Kootenai County, prompting the National Weather Service, Spokane, to issue a winter weather advisory, in effect from 10 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Monday. A winter weather advisory for three to five inches of snow is also in effect in the Kootenai/Cabinet Region. 
November 25
Care-N-Share deadline near: Care-N-Share applications are available at Panhandle Health Clinic and EL Internet Northwest. The deadline is December 3. If you are in need of help with gifts for your kids for Christmas please get your application in soon. 
RCMP seeking Kingsgate man: The British Columbia RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit is seeking public assistance in locating Michael Mawley, who is a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation. Human remains were located after a suspicious fire on Saturday, November 19, in the community of Kingsgate at the Mawley family residence. 
Boundary County second highest voter turnout in state: Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, along with the other members of Idaho’s State Board of Canvassers, Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, and Idaho State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, conducted and certified the official state canvass for the 2022 General Election.
Boundary County Commission agenda, week of November 28
November 23
Three Mile crew ready for Thanksgiving: While no one has kept count, Chuck Quillen and his crew at Three Mile Cafe are geared up and ready for a busy day tomorrow, which must be close to their 40th annual free Thanksgiving dinner, open to all who stop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. no matter if you're a long time regular or just passing by, rich or poor. It's a Boundary County tradition and Chuck's way of expressing his gratitude to his customers and the community.
November 22
On Giving Tuesday, give to GROW: You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday but do you know about Giving Tuesday? On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we are encouraged to support causes in our local communities and beyond. On this year’s Giving Tuesday, November 29, GROW!, Boundary County’s nonprofit that manages its community garden, is asking for help to pay for ongoing operating expenses.
November 21
Rail bridge over Lake Pend Oreille opens early: Grain, lumber, groceries, holiday gifts, and other goods started traveling across the newly constructed BNSF rail bridge over Lake Pend Oreille on Sunday. The Sandpoint Junction Connector bridge is opening nearly a year ahead of schedule. The completed bridge is 4,873 feet in length, comprised of 49 spans, 224 precast concrete girders and six-pile bents totaling approximately 55,000 feet of 36-inch pipe pile.
Snow expected Tuesday: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for an area that includes Boundary County, in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday. From two to five inches of snow is expected.
IPNF Christmas tree permits available: The U.S. Forest Service will once again offer a great way to create holiday memories and enjoy the National Forests while finding this year’s holiday tree for your home! Permits are available for purchase at offices across north Idaho or online. Permits cost $5 each and allow the permit holder to cut one Christmas tree. Three tree permits are allowed per household.
Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up significantly: The average cost for a traditional American Thanksgiving feast for 10 people is up 20-percent this year compared with last year. That’s according to American Farm Bureau Federation’s 37th annual cost survey of traditional items found on a Thanksgiving Day dinner table. That represents the highest year-over-year increase in the cost of the meal in the survey’s history.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
Boundary County School Distric 101 Board meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, November 28
November 18
U of I reaches out to those grieving: The Vandal Family is mourning the loss of students Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves less than a week ago. Our hearts are broken for them and for their families, whose grief is unimaginable. Many Vandals have reached out to express their shock, sorrow and concern for the safety of our students who choose to remain on campus at this time. By Amy Lientz, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Stagnant air advisory issued: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued an air stagnation advisory for North Idaho and northeastern Washington, in effect until 3 p.m. Monday, November 21. Light winds and little vertical mixing is expected to resu4lt in stagnant air that could cause issues for those with rerspiratory problems. Cold and very dry air over the region will promote strong overnight inversions with poor mixing each afternoon.
November 17
Library board opens search for new director: The Boundary County Library Board has once again launched its search for a director, and is accepting applications for either a permanent director to take over management or an interim director to hold the fort until a qualified applicant can be found. The announcements come after years of stability and accomplishment disrupted last year by a time of turbulence and acrimony.
Merritt named SBFPD's new chief: South Boundary Fire Protection District is proud to introduce Allen Merritt as its new fire chief. Allen has lived in North Idaho for 16 years and in Naples for eight years. Shortly after moving here, he volunteered at SBFPD, and in the last seven years has continued his fire education and training, and recently was selected to hold the Captain position.
14th annual Turkey Trot coming up Thanksgiving: Bonners Ferry is looking forward to another fun, family-friendly, and free Turkey Trot 5k/10k fun run this year on Thanksgiving morning Thursday, November 24. The run is, as always, free, with no registration required. Pets are welcome, too!
November 16
Boundary County Commission agenda, week of November 21
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of October 31
November 15
Teresa Rae on Critchfield's transition committee: Superintendent-elect Debbie Critchfield has announced her transition committee, which includes Boundary County School District 101 Trustee Teresa Rae and Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Becky Meyer, Sandpoint. This committee will assist the superintendent-elect in staffing and organization of the State Department Education.
November 14
Bonner County Fairgrounds investigation underway: A criminal investigation regarding the potential misuse of public funds is ongoing at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. This issue was brought to light by a fair employee and members of the fair board. As a result of allegations made to Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall against fair director Darcey Smith, who passed away October 31.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
Family loses home, pets, as winter sets in: On November 6, Brian Fife received a phone call from a Boundary County Sheriff's dispatcher that his home was on fire and that the fire department was on scene. He was attending church in Bonners Ferry at the time and rushed home to find firefighters working to put out the flames. The home and its contents were a complete loss, but Brian’s first concern was for the pets that had been left inside.
Thank you, chief!
Friends, family, and fire personnel past and present gathered Saturday evening to show their respect and appreciation for the many years of leadership, hard work and dedication of our South Boundary Fire Chief Tony Rorhwasser. While his departure leaves some very large boots to fill, the people he served are happy for him to have the opportunity to pursue other interests. Chief Rorhwasser has been a fixture in the Naples community for nearly three decades and he will be greatly missed. Thank you, Chief, for all you have done, not only for the department, but for the entire Naples community.
Four U of I students found dead: At about 11:58 a.m. Sunday, November 13, Moscow Police responded to a call on King Road for an unconscious individual. Upon arrival, officers discovered four individuals who were deceased, now identified as Ethan Chapin, 20, Conway, Washington, Madison Mogen, 21, Coeur d’Alene, Xana Kernodle, 20, Avondale, Arizona, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Rathdrum.
November 10
Panhandle Health offer tips on avoiding RSV: As hospitals and healthcare organizations around other parts of the nation are reporting maxed out hospital capacity and overrun emergency departments due to RSV, the panhandle area of north Idaho can thankfully report that is not the case here. Yet. That makes now a perfect time to take precautions and know how you can prevent becoming ill.
Boundary County Commission agenda, week of November 14
Staying busy at Mt. Hall Elementary: Welcome to November! Mt. Hall School is abuzz with students learning, taking assessments, learning robotics, and preparing for performances. We have been working hard with the guidance and help of Mrs. Carpenter to honor our nation’s Veterans today. We have invited all veterans to the gym to watch a performance and to let us say “Thank you!” By Principal Kylee Guthrie
IDFG to monitor for chronic wasting disease in the Panhandle: Idaho Fish and Game staff will be collecting samples from deer at hunter check stations across the Panhandle over two weekends in November as part of a statewide surveillance program for chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease was detected for the first time in Idaho in 2021 after more than 20 years of proactive surveillance and testing; the first detections were in Unit 14, which is located south of Grangeville.
Some tips for winter driving: It is no surprise at this point; winter has arrived on area roads. For those who are new to driving on winter roads, we would like to offer some pointers to make your travels safer for you and the other drivers who share the road with you. The main takeaway for snow and ice covered roads if very simple, slow down, keep more distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, allow more distance for stopping and have proper tires on your vehicle. By Sheriff Dave Kramer
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of October 24
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of October 17
November 9
Herndon prevails in Senate race: While early returns in Bonner County had write-in challenger Steve Johnson ahead of Scott Herndon in the Bonner County race for the District 1 Idaho Senate seat, the final tally posted this morning comfortably sends Herndon to Boise with a 57-percfent margin, 9,825 to 7,409.
November 8
Herndon not faring well in Bonner County: In the early count in Bonner County, District 1 Senate candidate Scott Herndon is being repudiated by write-in candidate Steven Johnson, 2,779 to 1,722. Absentee and early results only are expected to be tallied in Bonner County tonight. It could be 8 a.m. or later before the final ballots are tallied.
Naples man injured in collision with train: The Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle vs. train collision that occurred at approximately 5:53 p.m. today near US 95 at Samuels Road in Bonner County. A white 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV was traveling westbound on Samuels Road when it was struck by a train. The SUV was occupied by a 62-year-old male driver from Naples, who was not named.
Bertling pulls it off, retains commission seat: Boundary County voters did a rare thing in the 2022 mid-terms, electing a candidate defeated in the primary who ran in the general as an Independents write-in. In the May 17 primary, challenger Steve Fioravanti defeated incumbent Republican Tim Bertling for the District 2 seat on the Boundary County Board of Commissioners by 79 votes. Today, Bertling gained the upper hand to retain his seat by 198 votes, 2,598 to 2,400. John White, also an Independent, garnered 148 votes.
Boundary County 2022 General Election Results
Wise move saves man from scam: An elderly gentleman stopped by the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office today after he had almost been the victim of a telephone scam. The caller had indicated that he was a public defender from back east representing his grandson, who had been arrested. The caller said that he needed $20,000 immediately to help keep his grandson out of trouble. By Sheriff Dave Kramer
November 7
Moyie Springs City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 9
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, November 21
November 6
Heavy snow, wind expected Monday: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow and high winds, in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Total snow accumulations of four to 10 inches pushed by winds gusting to 35 miles per hour are expected across Boundary and Bonner County and north Kootenai County.
November 3
A refresher on Boundary County P&Z: With a contentious midterm election cycle nearing its end and Boundary County planning and zoning having been raised as an issue, it might not be a bad time to offer the community a refresher, a look at the introduction to the Boundary County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, first drafted in 1997 and included with each revision of the ordinance since, including the one in effect now.
Winter storm watch upgraded: The winter storm watch issued Wednesday by the Spokane office of the National Weather Service has been upgraded to a winter storm warning for heavy snow, in effect from 8 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Friday. From one to four inches of snow are expected in the valleys, with up to five inches in colder valley pockets, and as much as 10-inches could fall at higher elevations.
High wind watch issued for region: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a high wind watch for an area including Boundary County, in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Sustained southwest winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour are expected, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour possible.
Boundary County Commission agenda, week of November 7
It's time to test smoke and CO detectors: With the chill of winter setting in, the end of daylight saving time is a perfect time to not only move clocks back an hour but also to test each of your home and office smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Smoke and CO alarms save lives, but only if they are working properly, and testing only takes a few minutes. It's also a good time to run through your emergency evacuation plans as well.
November 2
Winter storm watch issued: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm watch for an area including Boundary County for possibly heavy snow, in effect from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. One to four inches of snow is expected in the valleys with up to ten inches possible in the mountains.
Twenty Mile Creek Water receives DEQ funding: Twenty Mile Creek Water Association, Inc. in Boundary County was awarded $45,000 from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to prepare a drinking water planning study to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements.
Initial steps taken to address city budget dilemma: The Bonners Ferry City Council met Tuesday evening and opened discussion on how to address a $350,000-plus budget shortfall predicated by a 2017 Idaho Supreme Court ruling, and while no clear-cut solutions emerged, the meeting was positive and a foundation laid for progress, both in the short and long term.
November 1
South Boundary Fire looking to replace a legend: South Boundary Fire is looking to hire a new fire chief and they have had a posting listed for a few weeks now, but response has been light, perhaps for obvious reasons. It's a tough job, the requirements and demands are many. And it's unlikely that anyone will have an easy time filling the shoes of the department's founding chief, Tony Rohrwasser, a kind and amicable man who had the rare ability to ... well, take a look at the picture for yourself.
Being a dispatcher both challenging and rewarding: Being a sheriff’s office emergency communications officer, or dispatcher, handling 911 calls, dispatching for all the first responders in Boundary County, including law enforcement, fire and ambulance, is both a challenging and rewarding career. The calls can range from barking dog complaints to crimes in progress to someone contemplating suicide. Our community should be very thankful for the professionalism and care shown by the communications officers that we have serving.
Winter is nipping at our heels: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a special weather statement as a significant storm system moves into the area Thursday and into next Monday. One possible impact comes from strong and potentially damaging winds. These are forecast to accompany a cold front passage Friday evening into Saturday. There is still some uncertainty regarding severity of the winds, but gusts over 40 miles per hour are possible.
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Business
November 17
Cabinet Mountain Water seeking system operator: Cabinet Mountains Water District is seeking a water system operator. CMWD will consider responsible and dependable candidates that are mechanically inclined, hardworking, safety conscious, detail oriented, possess a positive attitude and are willing to take training and courses necessary for certification and operation.
November 11
Idaho Apprenticeship Week just ahead: November 14-20 is National Apprenticeship Week and marks the celebration of a proven and time-honored career pathway. Right now, 236 Idaho businesses sponsor apprenticeships, with more than 1,800 participating Idahoans getting paid on the job. Like many Americans, Idahoans have seen sharp increases in housing costs while the consumer price index has risen 8.2-percent in just one year. Facing these circumstances, Idaho’s workforce needs competitive job opportunities now more than ever, and the state’s employers need the labor.
Social
November 30
Jonathan Snyder wins Mystery Mason Award: Each year a Master Mason is chosen to be the Mystery Mason for the year. It is his responsibility to seek out an individual that stands out within the Bonners Ferry Community. He will spend his time throughout the year looking for individuals to be awarded the yearly Mystery Mason Award. This year's recipient of the Mystery Mason Award was Jonathan Snyder.
November 17
Legion Post 55 has new commander: A change of command occurred in Bonners Ferry American Legion, Post #55. Manny Figueroa, Marine, retired U.S. Border Patrol, Badger football coach and Kootenai Tribal Police Officer, was post #55 commander for many years. He has moved to Texas.
November 15
Pyette quilt lifts veteran's spirit: Few would question the notion that few things in the world are as comforting as a hand-made quilt, and Margaret Pyette has long been bringing such comfort to a very deserving group of people. Each year, she chooses two Boundary County veterans, then crafts her amazingly beautiful hand-made quilts, lovingly personalized, to be ready to give during the Veterans Day service. This year, her kind gift did more than bring comfort.
Sports/Outdoors
November 30
Denise Chrichton rocks Tuesday's Trouble: Denise Chrichton took it all in week 11 of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling; high scratch game of 226, high scratch series with 512, high handicap game 304 and high handicap series, 746. Jeanne Osborn took second high scratch game, 176, tied for second high scratch series, 451, second high handicap game, 425, and third high handicap series with 658.
November 25
Donna Kent has a spectacular Tuesday: Donna Kent was on fire Tuesday, taking high scratch game with 203, high scratch series 491, second high handicap game, 277, and high handicap series, 713, to lead the way in week ten of Tuesday's Trouble ladies league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Way to go!
November 16
Week nine in the books for Tuesday's Trouble: In week nine of Tuesday's Trouble league bowling at AJ's Lanes, Alice Van Gundy got high scratch game 176, second high scratch series 440 and high handicap game 239. Regina Colby got second high scratch game 163, high scratch series 442, third high handicap game 231 and third high handicap series 646.
November 10
Jeanne Osborn has good day at the lanes: Jeanne Osborn rolled high scratch game 175, high scratch series 433 and high handicap game, 240, in week eight of Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling at AJ's Lanes. Donna Kent got second his scratch game with 160, third high scratch series, 423, second high handicap game, 237, and second high handicap series, 654. Denise Crichton took third high scratch game with 149.
November 7
Local smallbore shooters shine in NRA sectional: In the spring of 2022, members of the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club shot in the NRA Sectional rifle match at their home range. They compete with .22 caliber rifles, single shot, at a distance of 50 feet indoors. A sectional match is one in which a shooter obtains their national ranking. Matches are held across the United States, the scores are sent into the NRA then combined with others to see how everyone did. After months of waiting the results are in.
Letters
November 29
Radical right looking the wrong way in laying blame: Despite what those of the righteous far right proclaim, the most egregious offenders of grooming and abuse aren't the marginalized so easily blamed, but the upright stalwarts we tend to hold in esteem; those we respect and tend to believe over the pleas of the abused. The pious, the wealthy ... the powerful. By Mike Weland
November 21
Remember your mail carrier this season: There’s a certain romance we embrace about the white blanket that comes down the mountains and tucks our community to bed for the winter. Comments about the slower pace and looking forward to cozy dinners with friends prevail in general conversation. Hunting season, canned preserves, community craft markets, concerts and festive traditions of all sorts make this season so blessed and worthwhile. By Stephanie Ross
November 20
The politics of idiotic hypocrisy: "Donald Trump can't save America. He can't even save himself. He used us to win the White House," Dr. Mike Evans was quoted saying in a recent New York Times article. "We had to close our mouths and eyes when he said things that horrified us. I cannot do that anymore." By Mike Weland
November 13
JBS keeping conspiracy theories alive: So what is agenda 2030 and why did so many who support it write in Tim Bertling's name? Simply put, it is a plan to control everyone and everything on planet Earth in the name of saving the environment. There are 17 goals in all that taken together would replace liberty, self-government, free markets and nationhood with totalitarian technocratic rule at the global level. By Bob Vickaryous
November 7
Keep what makes Boundary County dear, vote Bertling: My family moved to Boundary County in 1970 when I was just 11 years old. My dad was hired as a U.S. Customs Inspector at Eastport on the U.S./Canadian border. Although I wasn’t born in Boundary County, with the exception of college, I’ve lived in Boundary County most of my life. My family came from Wyoming by way of Montana and fell into the quiet life of the small town of Eastport. By Janis Tucker
November 4
More than the vote count will be decided Tuesday: Tuesday's election will tell us far more than vote counts and who will be selected to positions of public service and trust. It will also tell us if there is to be a future for democracy in our nation. Not by the vote, but by the reaction in the days following by both candidates and voters for whom the vote didn't go as well as expected, those who, when asked if they'll accept the results of their election, insist without a trace of shame, "I’m going to win the election, and I will accept that result.” By Mike Weland
November 3
Where is the outrage now from the Idaho GOP? When several well-known Republicans recently endorsed Democrat Tom Arkoosh for Attorney General, the condemnation of these Republicans from the Idaho Republican Party leadership was quick, damning and unforgiving. So it’s surprising that Idaho Republican Party leaders have said nothing about the endorsement of Ammon Bundy, by not only Republicans but by actual party leaders. By Tom Luna
November 2
Bertling best choice for positive change: There seems to be some discussion and questions regarding Tim Bertling and his well-backed write-in campaign. Supporters have been called "cronies" and "good ol' boys." Tim has been called a RINO for switching parties. Locals have been told to leave if they don't like the change this new group is bringing. We should all thank Tim for continuing to campaign and fight to retain his seat amidst such a slanderous race. By Chad Kimball
November 1
We need a steady hand on the wheel: It has been a very busy fall but the work is done and now it’s time for action. The signs have gone up. Hands have been shaken. Doors have been knocked on and answered. Issues have been discussed. Op Eds have been written and the case has been made for who is the right choice for district two county commissioner. As I said, the work is now done and it’s time for action. By Tim Dougherty
We're running out of room and time: "Your gross generalizations, pot stirring and slanderous comments are no different than what you are supposedly taking a stance against. And, at least one group above shouldn’t be included with the others anyway," a reader said in response to an editorial I posted recently on Facebook, reprinted here. "Instead, why not use your platform to look for the common ground that brings us together in this community. Not on what separates." By Mike Weland
Write in Tim Bertling for Boundary County Commissioner: What does it take to be a successful Boundary County Commissioner? A good candidate for County Commissioner would be someone who was raised and has lived in Boundary County for a lifetime and is intimately knowledgeable about every inch of Boundary County. Someone who has worked extensively in the timber industry and who owns his own business with an understanding of what it takes to manage one. By Darrell Kerby
November 8 is when we defend our Republic: I remember the 50s, McCarthyism and my dad holding John Birch Society meetings in our home. We went to prayer meetings to ask for strength and guidance in fighting the Communist menace and impending domination by the United Nations. In all of this, I saw how fear and uncertainty drives people to absolutism and authoritarianism. And I saw how using the tools in our baloney detection kit keeps the focus on “liberty and justice for all.” By Mary Ollie
All sane voters should write in Steve Johnson: Are you a Republican who has begun to wonder what the Bonner County Republican Central Committee (BCRCC) is doing to our party? I am a lifelong Republican with 28 years of military service, a man who has served multiple governors in various capacities, and a past precinct chair of this organization. I am appalled and disgusted with the current direction of the central committee. By Tony McDermott
Events/Entertainment
November 30
Festival of Trees is back: The Fry Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce the return of the Festival of Trees. It's a little different this year than in years past; each department participated by decorating a tree, and they were able to pick their theme and items to accompany their tree. Whichever department wins by highest bid will receive $1,000 from FHF towards equipment needed in their department.
November 25
Moyie Springs gearing up for first Village Christmas Craft Fair: The City of Moyie Springs will have its first Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, December 2, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at Moyie Springs City Hall, complete with door prizes, goodie gift bags (while supply last), Polaroid pictures by the Christmas tree and complimentary coffee, hot cider and hot chocolate. On Saturday, there will be Christmas crafts for your children to make while you are checking out the vendors' crafts.
November 18
Shook Twins bringing back a Thanksgiving tradition: The Shook Twins will return home to Sandpoint to continue a Thanksgiving tradition interrupted by the pandemic, playing for their Bonners Ferry fans and friends at the Pearl Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, November 25, and they're bringing along special guest John Craigie as well.
November 8
'Annie' coming to BFHS this week: We have all seen the classic movie "Annie," whether with your children or as one yourself. Now is your chance to relive the memories in a new and unique way. With an impressive set, superb actors and live music, this take on the age-old tale will have you laughing and crying in the same scene. Performances will be held at Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High school at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a matinee showing at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Dedication, open house set at new Post Falls state veterans home: The newest Idaho State Veterans Home, at 590 S. Pleasant View Road, Post Falls, will be dedicated with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, November 11. The ceremony had been scheduled to take place outside, but due to the current weather conditions will be moved indoors. There will be a limited capacity of 170. Admittance will begin at 1:40 p.m. and is on a first come basis.
November 7
78th annual Bonners Ferry FFA Banquet Saturday: The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter continues its 74 year tradition with their Annual FFA Harvest Auction being held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at Bonners Ferry High School. A complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Obituaries
November 29
Jeremy Michael 'J.M.' Gross was born on September 15, 1988, at Bonners General Hospital. He passed away on November 19, 2022 at his home in Moyie Springs. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 10, at Bridgeway Assembly of God, 66027 Highway 2, Bonners Ferry, with a luncheon to follow.
November 28
Sock Yoshida, 96, recently of Moyie Springs, died peacefully Thursday evening, November 24, 2022, at the Boundary County Restorium. The family is following Sock’s wishes to be buried with his wife and will be holding his cremated remains to take back to California in the spring for a service there.
November 21
Dale Samuel Cruttenden, 73, Bonners Ferry, died on November 20, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Dale was born on January 24, 1949 in Hastings, Michigan the son of Albert and Avis Benedict Cruttenden.
November 17
Denise Yvonne Overton, 52, Spokane, passed away after a medical emergency while serving time on a drug conviction in the Boundary County Jail on October 28, 2022. A memorial service is being planned for the spring of 2023.
November 15
Robert Hugh Stoddard, 72, passed away at his Bonners Ferry home November 12, 2022. Robert was born on April 27, 1950, in Pocatello, the son of Jack and Marie Stevens Stoddard. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at the LDS Church, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry, and at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, at the LDS Church, 1835 Highland Drive Prosser, Washington.
November 14
Robert "Bob" Lamar Bridges, Bonners Ferry, passed away on November 9, 2022, with his loving wife of 42 years, Amy (Liebhauser) Bridges, by his side. His final care was provided by the amazing staff of Auburn Crest Hospice Care and their two compassionate home health care workers. Bob was born July 24, 1936, in Nashville, Georgia, to Grace and Russell Bridges.
November 2
Delores Riekena passed away at the Bonners Ferry Hospital on October 26, 2022, with her husband, Rick, by her side. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry. Private interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.