Barbara Cossairt

Please join our family in a celebration of life for Barbara Cossairt at 11 a.m. Monday August 5, at Springs of Living Water Free Methodist Church, 6957 Labrosse Hill Street, […]

Beulah Carol (McCalmant) Anderson

Beulah Carol (McCalmant) Anderson was born January 28, 1930, in Minatare Nebraska to Edgar (Jack) and Olive McCalmant; the 11th child of 12. She died Thursday, July 18, 2024. Funeral […]

Remembering a life well lived

A good part of the old courthouse contingent gathered today with an even larger “old team” of family, friends and neighbors to fill the Bonners Ferry Eagles in remembering Tom […]

Trump remains Trump, as delusional as ever

By Mike Weland Publisher I go on record to thank Joe Biden for his service to our nation and for all he accomplished in spite of being saddled with such […]

Smoke season is upon us

Expect increased smoke over the region in the days ahead as hot, dry conditions, dry lightning and careless people have converged to kick off smoke season in Boundary County, a […]

John Stephen Hawkes

On the morning of July 18th, 2024, during a predawn summer rain, John Stephen Hawkes of Naples passed away peacefully in his sleep after complications from cancer. He was 76 […]

Blood drive tomorrow, Type O needed

Only six appointments left for the Vitalant Mobile Bonners Ferry Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, July 20, in the Safeway parking lot. If you already have […]

GOP has become a cult of personality

It was called the Republican National Convention, but in fact, it had nothing to do with the GOP most of us once knew. Gone were the party’s serious policy debates […]

Hot weather coming, where to cool down

The National Weather Service has forecast very high temperatures in Boundary County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, issuing an excessive heat warning in effect until 8 p.m. Monday. In Bonners […]

Beartaria may be for sale

It’s too early to be sure, but it appears Boundary County may get a reprieve from a potential challenge to its land use law. In a live podcast released on […]

Love letters to our library

By Clarice McKenney Boundary County Library supporters hope a new project they helped develop called Library Love Letters will shift the focus from misinformation to all the wonderful services our […]

Two weekend searches, two different outcomes

By Andrew O’Neel Boundary County Public Information Two county Search & Rescue operations over the past weekend resulted in two very different outcomes. Christian Kreiger, age 36, Samuels, was found […]

Assertion and rebuttal over obsession with Trump

By Eric Lindenbusch Bonners Ferry Mike, I think I’m beginning to understand another reason why Donald Trump has been so successful in the real estate business. You and others have […]

Herndon given Idaho Freedom Caucus position

Idaho Senator Scott Herndon, whose tenure ends at one term in January after his primary election defeat to Jim Woodward, has accepted the position as the Idaho Freedom Caucus Idaho […]

John Hamilton

Family reports that John Hamilton, longtime resident of Bonners Ferry, and executive chef at the Kootenai River Inn for 20 years, passed away in Oregon on Sunday, July 14, 2024. […]

Nevarez bound over, arraignment August 7

A Kootenai County judge on Thursday held a preliminary hearing with attorneys in Bonner County, witnesses in Boundary County and the defendant in the Boundary County jail, where she remains […]

Sympathy can’t overcome responsibility

By Mike Weland Publisher It’s been a long time, but people of my generation remember when assassination seemed a normal part of our political discourse. It wasn’t, never is. But […]

Tom Bradford Ulappa celebration

A celebration of a life well lived for Tom Bradford Ulappa will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Bonners Ferry Eagles Aerie, 7159 Second […]

Moyie Springs water flowing again

The Moyie Springs waterline is fixed and they are running water! Thanks go out to all on the system for your patience and for conserving water. “We all owe a […]

Sheriff talks huckleberries

By Sheriff David Kramer To help clarify some of the issues with huckleberry pickers that appear to be picking commercially in Boundary County, I share the following information. The Boundary […]

CASA to benefit from Battle of the Stands

  North Idaho ” CASA is thrilled to announce a fundraiser for the Bonners Ferry/Boundary County area. The First Annual “Battle of the Stands, otherwise known as Coffee for CASA […]

Matthee spreads message to Boundary County

By Clarice M. McKenney Two Boundary County voters of different party persuasions recently met Karen Matthee on their doorsteps. Both told this reporter that they were impressed enough to vote […]

With extreme heat, prepare before you travel

With consecutive days of temperatures nearing or exceeding 100 degrees, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is urging motorists to prepare themselves and their vehicles for traveling in the extreme heat. […]

A JB’s Les Schwab customer for life

By Carolyn DeVincolis Birrell Last week: I ran up against the curb while parallel parking downtown and scrubbed my nearly-new set of tires. The hissing left no doubt of the […]

Campfires prohibited in southeast BC

Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Friday, July 12, 2024, Category 1 campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre in British Columbia, including Creston. This order […]

Avian flu testing set for July 24

Free Avian flu tests will be given from 2 to 6 p.m. , Wednesday, July 24, at the fairgrounds indoor arena. The test will require a simple blood draw; they […]

Bonner County Sheriff seeks missing woman

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m.: Esperanza Bastian has been found! The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating Esperanza Bastian: a 65 year-old female, grey hair, brown eyes, […]

Seven county residents earn U of I degrees

A total of 1,773 University of Idaho degrees were awarded to 1,729 students, which includes 273 associate degrees, 1,016 bachelor’s degrees, 326 master’s degrees and 158 doctoral degrees. Seven degrees, […]

State champion Badgers gather one more time

The storied 2024 Idaho 3A Basketball Champion Bonners Ferry Badger Boys gathered Monday at the Kootenai River Inn for one final team get-together to pick up their championship rings as […]

Alderson Lane closed for water main work

Alderson Lane is closed just north of the Paradise Valley Road intersection in Bonners Ferry until 5 p.m. today for work on a water main. Passenger vehicles can access Paradise […]

Give a monkey thumbs

The Earth has never had to contend with so much profound, paradigm-shifting change as that wrought by our species in the last two million years, most in the last few […]

2nd Harvest truck coming July 18

2nd Harvest Inland Empire will return to Bonners Ferry with their free food distribution from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18. They are hoping to again serve over […]

Serious skateboarders coming to Bonners Ferry

There will be some word-class skateboarding going on at the Bonners Ferry Skate Park soon as the Boundary County Skatepark Alliance continues to work on building a park worthy of […]

James Milton Yount

James Milton Yount, of Bend Oregon, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 29, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Private services will be held […]

A Fourth to remember

By Mike Weland If official records were kept, today’s 2024 Independence Day parade could quite possibly have swept multiple records … few in attendance recall one of its duration, its […]

Scammer gets earful from ‘grandma’

An old scam is once again being perpetrated in Bonners Ferry, this one targeting the elderly. A Bonners Ferry grandmother received a call today that came up on caller ID […]

Independence Day: May it not be our last

By Mike Weland Publisher “Today, there is no lower court in the United States of America than its highest court,” I wrote Monday after the abhorrent decision by the U.S. […]

Six county students earn NIC Deans List honors

North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2024. Students eligible for the NIC Dean’s List must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and obtain […]

Cleanup underway at Ambush Rock

Photos by Sue Kemmis As part of the reclamation and clean-up of Ambush Rock, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, working with Goodfellow Bros. and Boundary County Search and Dive Rescue, […]

Wildfire season heating up across Idaho, nation

Nationwide, there are 60 large wildfires and complexes. Idaho Department of Lands firefighters and support staff are in Alaska assisting with the 172 active wildfires across that state. Currently, Idaho […]

Fair volunteers urgently needed

Did you know that the Boundary County Fair operates with only five employees? Two are hired specifically for the summer months leading up to the fair. The rest of our […]

Oberholtzer named Restorium Employee of the Month

Lumin Oberholtzer has been named the June recipient of the Community Restorium Ray Olson “We Care” Employee of the Month award. She was selected for the award by the residents […]

County has 13 on U of I spring dean’s list

  A total of 2,922 students qualified for the University of Idaho Dean’s List for the Spring 2024 semester, which ended May 10. To qualify for the Dean’s List, U […]

IPNF getting $4.8-million for fire mitigation

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests today announced a wildfire mitigation project that will bring $2,194,800 to state and private lands and $2,778,500 to federal lands in North Idaho. One of […]

Nevarez remains jailed after initial hearing

Alleged threats against Boundary County Prosecutor Andrakay Pluid and her children, made to a probation officer administering a court-ordered urinalysis on a Bonners Ferry woman facing two recent misdemeanor charges […]

Betrayed by the weak

By Mike Weland Today, there is no lower court in the United States of America than its highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court of Donald J. Trump has upended the […]

Shoreline debris removal set for Ambush Rock

As part of the reclamation and clean-up of Ambush Rock, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is working with Goodfellow Bros. to remove the car bodies that are located along the […]

Body of missing kayaker found

A body found Sunday morning and recovered from the Kootenai River in Lincoln County has been identified as Jessica Prado, who had been reported missing Wednesday, June 26, while kayaking […]

Outta Shapers have fun at Hoopfest

By Katie Banning “The Outta Shapers” of Bonners Ferry sponsored by Turner Plumbing, competed in Hoopfest in Spokane over the weekend, the largest three on three basketball tournament in the […]

USPS rates going up in July

The United States Postal Service recently announced upcoming changes to their shipping rates, with two separate hikes going into effect in July. These changes will impact the cost of sending […]

Collision claims life of Boundary County couple

Updated 2:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 ~ The Idaho State Police are continuing to investigate this three-vehicle fatality collision which occurred on US 95 near milepost 497 on June 29, […]

Chester ‘Chet’ Savage

Chester “Chet” Savage was born in Muskegon, Michigan on April 21, 1945, to Donald Savage and Frances (Kvarnberg) Savage. He passed from this life on June 23, 2024, in the […]

Empower Piper’s journey toward independence

By Mike Weland Piper Banning was resuscitated at birth and has overcome hardships that would bow the lesser spirit to become a “typical” 16-year-old few would imagine has faced and […]

Maintenance Superhero retiring, but staying on

Friends of the Restorium vice president Donna Jo Dirks presented facility maintenance supervisor Kevin Schnuerle a “Maintenance Superhero” photo today at a coffee reception in his honor at the Restorium […]

Roosevelt Road will see construction July 8-11

Roosevelt Road, east of North Idaho Energy Logs and west of Zimmerman Road, will be closed July 8-11 while TC Energy/GTN works on the pipeline. During this closure, residents west […]

Martin George-William Draxlir

Martin George-William Draxlir entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 7, 2024. A memorial celebration of his life is being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, […]

Kayakers missing in Kootenai River

At approximately 7:58 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call of a missing person in the Kootenai River. It was reported that Jared Satterlund and Jessica […]

BFHS volleyball camp bodes a bright future

If turnout at this year’s Bonners Ferry High School Volleyball Camp June 011-13 is any indication, the Badger volleyball program stands to be in pretty good shape for the next […]

Maas Loop to close at Pine Street

Maas Loop just north of Pine Street will be temporarily closed from July 1 – 3 while TC energy/GTN works on the pipeline. During this closure, residents north of Pine […]

Eleanor Jane Speer

October 25, 1933 – June 1, 2024 Heaven gained an angel in the early hours of June 1, 2024. Eleanor Jane Speer lived her whole life in the Puget Sound […]

Douglas Allen Reoch

Douglas Allen Reoch was born on a Saturday evening, March 5, 1949, in Seattle, to Maud (Dalrymple) and Edwin Reoch. To our great sorrow, he died Saturday afternoon, June 22, […]

Joan Marie Luttge

Joan Marie Luttge was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19, 1932, to William and Margaret Wiggins. She lived with her daughter in Bonners Ferry and died June 17, 2024. The […]

Summer interns learning at BF Vet Clinic

Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic has welcomed two summer interns who are working to become doctors of veterinary medicine; Sandpoint native Jordan Cassidy and Riana Abeshima, who hails from Hawaii. Jordan […]

Concerns raised regarding Nevarez arraignment

Concerns are being raised that a June 18 arrest warrant issued against Jamisha Nevarez, 46, Bonners Ferry, that culminated in her arrest and a two-day jail stay before her release […]

Jeffrey H. Boiler

Jeffrey H. Boiler, 71, Bonners Ferry, died Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Kootenai Health, Coeur d’Alene, after suffering a heart attack at his home on Sunday, June 16. A full […]

Is that why it’s called pride?

By Hanna Sucsy Teascarlet Fine Arts I wasn’t necessarily “celebrating” Pride month. I hadn’t planned to go to the Pride event. Then I drove by and saw my friend McCallum […]

Debbie Miller

I’ve just learned of the passing of Debbie Miller, 66, Talkeetna, Alaska, formerly Debbie Weland of Bonners Ferry, on June 20, 2024, after a long struggle with COPD.

Help needed to celebrate 248 years of independence

John Becker and the crew working diligently to put on another outstanding Bonners Ferry Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, are still looking for volunteers, a necessary ingredient for any […]

Seeking silent auction item for Restorium BBQ

The Friends of the Restorium have stepped into high gear as the annual Community Restorium BBQ draws close, and they’ve put out a call for silent auction items, which can […]

‘A Love So Bold;’ original poem may usher in new section

Isaac Gorman is the young man I write about in the article, “Last week tough, but it had bright moments.” He submitted this original poem as a letter to the editor, which is not the proper section for such work. I’m instead running it as a news item as there isn’t an alternative … yet. Isaac’s poem may turn out to be the premier entry in an entirely new section, tentatively titled “Your Voice,” an outlet for all the creative writers in our Boundary County communities!

Ballot info for noncitizen voting amendment approved

by Kyle Pfannenstiel, Idaho Capital Sun June 21, 2024 A proposed amendment to the Idaho Constitution that would prohibit non-U.S. citizens from voting in Idaho elections will go before voters […]

Milton John Hengel

Milton John Hengel passed away June 10, 2024, in Meridian, Idaho, just a month short of his 97th birthday. A private family service will be held on his birthday July […]

Nevarez back in custody

A warrant issued Tuesday against Jamesha M. Nevarez, 46, also known as Misha Davis, for failing to comply with terms of her release from jail May 31 after a tirade […]

What is truth?

By Mike Munoz Pastor, Covenant Bible Church Thank you, Mr. Weland, for your vigorous response to Mr. Tanners post concerning the pride event at the Pearl Theater—“Open letter to the […]

Legislative candidate consults with locals

By Clarice McKenney Legislative candidate Kathryn Larson, running for Idaho House of Representatives Seat 1B, discussed issues with residents from the towns and rural areas of Boundary County during a […]

Last week tough, but it had bright moments

By Mike Weland Publisher It’s been over a week since the 9B.News website and my Facebook sites went wonky June 7, and it’s been by turns exhausting, excruciating, exhilarating, It […]

Bloodhound missing after storm

Our bloodhound mix is missing. He took off scared during the thunderstorms and hasn’t made it back home. Please call or message me if you see him (208) 603-1477. The […]

USFS/IDL investing to reduce fire danger

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Northern Region is investing $1 million to expand the collaborative work with the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) to reduce wildfire risk and […]

Gail Loretta Olson

Gail Loretta Olson (1938-2024), 85, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2024, at Boundary Community Hospital with her family at her side. Gail was born on October 29, 1938, in […]

Doris Verna Dirks Jantz

Doris Verna Dirks Jantz was born the youngest of ten children, to Enoch and Hannah (Koehn) Dirks in Durham, Kansas, on May 16, 1929. She peacefully passed away on June […]

Free Badger sports physicals July 10

Boundary Community Hospital (BCH), in partnership with BCSD 101 is proud to host its annual Free Sports Physicals event. This event ensures all Boundary County students have the opportunity to […]

Thomas Bradford Ulappa

Thomas Bradford Ulappa,75, Westside Road, Bonners Ferry, woke up deceased in the early hours of June 12, 2024, in Hospice amid loved ones in Boise, never again to hear the […]

Work scheduled on Blume Hill Road

Blume Hill Road will be closed between Arrowleaf Drive and French Point Drive from Monday, June 24, until about Thursday, June 27, while TC energy/GTN works on the pipeline. There […]

An open response to Mike Weland’s rebuttal

By Steve Tanner Bonners Ferry Thank you for producing 9B News and printing letters you disagree with and not limiting open discourse, as the Herald does (one per 30 days); […]

A rite of spring

Beverly Krichbaum was driving through the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge June 6 when she spotted this doe and her fawn scant moments after the birth … Momma was still cleaning the newborn! Beverly was and to get a number of good shots before mother and child bounded off together.

Pride event will go on

By Jessica Tingley The Pearl Theater In response to Steve Tanner’s letter of June 13. The Bonners Ferry Pride event is a rental. The Pearl Board could not cancel it […]

Ken Baker named Chief of North Bench Fire

The Board of Directors of the North Bench Fire District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Baker as Chief of the North Bench Volunteer Fire Department. The appointment […]

Thomas “Tom” Ulappa

Thomas “Tom” Ulappa, 75, Westside Road, Bonners Ferry, passed away the night of June 12, 2024, in Boise. No services are planned, and his obituary is pending.

Bridges Home returning with their instruments

Bridges Home, a high-energy duo made up of husband and wife Tami Belzer-Gunter and Dave Gunter, return to the Pearl stage Saturday night, June 8, for an unforgettable night of […]

Labrador needs a crash course on legal ethics

By Jim Jones JJ Commontater Despite what many people may think about lawyers, the legal profession sets high standards of ethical conduct for licensed lawyers. The Idaho State Bar has […]

Markynn Pluid to be a Badger at Snow College

Inspire Girls Basketball Club would like to congratulate Markynn Pluid for signing to play basketball at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, with a full ride scholarship. A Badger in high school, […]

Ruth Elaine Unruh Schmidt

Ruth Elaine Unruh Schmidt was born to Virgil and Marjorie Unruh in Bonners Ferry, Idaho on March 9, 1960. She passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of […]

Restorium personnel honored by residents

Residents at the Boundary Community Restorium expressed their thanks to two members of a truly amazing staff, presenting a certificate of appreciation to maintenance supervisor Kevin Schnuerle, who will retire […]

City pool opening Sunday

The Bonners Ferry City Pool, 7040 Helena Street, will open for the 2024 season this Sunday, June 9, offering free swimming through August 31, plus swimming lessons for ages four […]

Second half property taxes due by June 20

Boundary County Treasurer Jennifer Economu would like to remind all Boundary County taxpayers that the deadline for paying the second half of the 2023 property taxes without penalty is Thursday, […]

2nd Harvest coming June 13

The third 2nd Harvest free food distribution of the season will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. Cars should enter […]

Elyse Yvonne Matejovsky

Elyse Yvonne Matejovsky, 92, Hope, Idaho, died on June 2, 2024, in Bonners Ferry. The eldest child of Thelma (Herting) and Leo Durkin, Lee was born in 1931 in Wolf […]

Davis terminated from Seniors Center, jailed

Details are scant but according to witnesses, the Bonners Ferry Seniors Center Board voted today to dismiss Misha Davis as chief executive officer after a brief but tumultuous tenure that […]

Morning run nearly ends in tragedy

Sulet Hiatt and her dog Molly were walking back to the car in the high school parking lot from their morning run on the track Thursday when Molly sniffed out […]

Nancy Marie Wagner

Nancy Marie Wagner, 66, passed away on May 6, 2024. She leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter that will forever be cherished by her family and friends. A […]

Bridger Leigh Reichart

Bridger Leigh Reichart gained his angel wings far too early on May 11, 2024 at just eight months old. He was the son of Cody and Jordan Reichart of Naples. […]

Kelly Rae Kerby

March 10, 1974 – May 30, 2024 In a small town we all know that an obituary has little to do with the telling of a person’s life. In a […]

Commissioners meeting in special session today

Boundary County Commissioners will meet in special session at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Commissioner’s Chambers, Room 28 in the courthouse at 6452 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry, […]

Artist Studio Tour signup deadline extended

Hannah Sucsy, owner of Teascarlet Fine Art and Tamara Wagner, owner of Wood Thief Art, are joining forces again to put on another art event! The 2024 Boundary County Artist […]

Memorial Day 2024 … Bravo Zulu Bonners Ferry!

By Mike Weland “I invite you to look around at the grave and memorial sites bearing American flags here today,” newly elected Americal Legion Post Commander Joe Knight told those […]

You without sin, cast the first stone

By Mike Weland Got yet another email last night alerting me to the fact that “Michelle Nevarez AKA Jamisha Nevarez, Misha Naumann, Misha Davis. Uses 9B News Article as ID. […]

LeeVern Koehhn

LeeVern Koehn was born September 11, 1938, to Edward and Katie Koehn near Ulysses, Kansas. He passed away May 25, 2024, at Sunset Home in Bonners Ferry. He was 85 […]

Imagine if they were competent

By Mike Weland Our nation’s great divide is no longer the Rockies, a majestic mountain range separating us east from west, but instead a dark and ignoble chasm founded on […]

Fitting in or kicking pricks?

I appreciate that as of now we have the right to speak our mind. But I truly believe we do not have an “inalienable” right to our own “facts.” The […]

100 deadliest days begin this weekend

Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to be a busy travel time in the Gem State. Idaho is about to enter the 100 Deadliest Days on Idaho roads- the time […]

Boundary County man named head of health district

Erik Ketner is the new Director of Panhandle Health District. The District’s Board of Health made the announcement Thursday after the decision was confirmed at their Board of Health meeting. […]

Reasonable people have had enough

Conservatives have been bombarded for the past 10 years with a non-stop barrage of institutional changes and demands for “rights” that break with traditions and assault common sense. The list […]

Biden gets 95-percent of Idaho Democrat’s vote

The Idaho Democratic Party announced the final statewide results of the Idaho Democratic presidential caucus held today. With 2,412 votes cast in the Idaho Democratic presidential caucus, President Biden won […]

Eight Bonners Ferry students earn LCSC honors

A total of 836 students made Lewis-Clark State College’s honor roll for the 2024 spring semester, college officials have announced, and eight of them are from Bonners Ferry. To qualify […]

Highway 2 resurfacing to begin Tuesday

On May 28 the Idaho Transportation Department will begin resurfacing U.S. Highway 2 starting at its junction with U.S. Highway 95 east to the Montana state line. This project will […]

Woodward back to Senate, Stolley wins sheriff

By Mike Weland A repudiation of sorts Tuesday in North Idaho of the extremist “conservative” sect of the the GOP, and a John Bircher’s attempt to return the Democrats to […]

Caelem posts a win in season’s first outing

In his first outing of the season, Caelem Stewart, 11, took a checkered flag Friday at Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, winning the eight-lap (two mile) B Heat. He finished the […]

9B Quilters giving away Janome sewing machine

Any interested Boundary County youth aged 8 to 17 is welcome to apply for the 9B Quilters and Stitchin Dreams Janome sewing machine give away for 2024. The application is […]

Creston man jailed for death of six-week-old

A 22-year-old Creston, British Columbia, man is in custody in the Boundary County Jail on $250,000 bond after being charged with first degree murder May 9 for the death of […]

Tuesday’s election important in many ways

By Rod Gramer Every two years one hears the next election will be one of the most important ever. The truth is every election is important because it determines the […]

Voting for VanGesen, Lowmawn

I am supporting Jon VanGesen for Sheriff of Boundary County, and Chuck Lowman for District 1B. Each brings work experience for the jobs. Jon VanGesen brings many years of experience […]

Marianne Hale joins husband in retirement

Hired in August, 1997, today was the last day of a wild and wonderful tenure spanning just over a quarter of a century of service to both Boundary County School […]

Herd of Badgers bound for state

By Piper Banning Badger Reporter Timberlake may have taken the Intermountain League titles in boys and girls track May 9-10, but the Badgers, finishing second in both, will be well […]

The future belongs to the brave; vote wisely

“It’s morning again in America.” Forty years ago, Americans heard those words in a Ronald Reagan presidential campaign ad. Forty years later and many Republican candidates are dishing up gloom […]

Woodward, Sauter, Lowman push socialist agenda

The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union and one of the largest activist groups in the U.S. It promotes abortion, same sex marriage, gun control and the […]

Power trips

By Timothy Braatz According to the website of Dave Schuman, candidate for Boundary County sheriff, he is a “member of Constitutional Peace Officers and Idaho Constitutional Sheriffs.” The “constitutional sheriffs” […]

Naylors celebrate double graduation

Roger and Kandy Naylor, Bonners Ferry, are doubly proud this graduation season as they celebrate two Liberty University graduations! Their son, Shane, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, while their […]

Barbara Lenore Cossairt

Barbara Lenore Cossairt, 86, was born to Archie “Fudd” and Netta Turner on February 14, 1938. Dr. Bowles parked at the top of Turner Hill and walked down to the […]

DEQ grants Moyie Springs a low interest loan

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a $130,840 low-interest drinking water construction loan to the City of Moyie Springs. The funding will provide emergency […]

New bear spray recycling program established

By Laura Roady Naturally North Idaho Do you have expired bear spray sitting around? Not sure how to dispose of bear spray properly? Boundary and Bonner County residents and visitors […]

Hundreds of Beavers invading Bonners Ferry

Prepare yourself for the funniest movie you have ever seen! The Pearl Theater is thrilled to be hosting the North Idaho premier of Hundreds of Beavers, the comedy cult hit […]

Kootenay Lake Board of Control to meet at KRI

The International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold its annual public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Kootenai River Inn, 7196 Plaza Street, Bonners […]

National Pet Week winners named

Only two students showed up for the NPW Poster Contest photo, and since the picture looked a little bare, the two got to have their picture taken with the amazing […]

Drone show to light up Creston’s 100th birthday

Indulge in a mesmerizing Drone Show – an exquisite fusion of dazzling lights and enchanting music, meticulously crafted exclusively for Creston! Watch as the sky ignites at the Creston & […]

Mesrtzweiller is teacher of the quarter

Mt. Hall Elementary School’s certified employee of the the third quarter is third grade teacher Rachel Mertzweiller. This is her second year at Mt. Hall and her students and our […]

Three candidates — one choice

I am a longtime resident of Boundary County. This letter is about the three candidates running in the Republican primary for sheriff. There are three men — Dave Schuman, Jon […]

A letter in support of Mark Sauter

This year, the Idaho legislature passed a very important bill, H596a. This bill was for Prescription Benefit Management Reform. This bill will have a positive effect on almost every single […]

Mark Sauter has proven expertise

Here in the west, the threat of catastrophic fire is always looming. We saw the grim reality last summer when hundreds of homes were torched in a matter of hours […]

Killing the Idaho Republican Party

By Mary Souza Question: How do you kill the Republican Party in one of the most conservative states? Answer: Allow the Libertarians and Anarchists to take charge and change the […]

Categories don’t capture political complexities

Conservative-liberal. Fascist-communist. These are examples of binary categories that don’t capture the true complexity of political thought that actually exists. To a fascist, Scott Herndon is liberal. But that doesn’t […]

Bonners Ferry man back in treatment for Lyme Disease

After years battling the debilitating effects from the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, Joseph Cook thought he’d finally overcome the effects of Lyme Disease, in his case […]

A Senior’s Center Celebration of Moms

The Bonners Ferry Seniors Center was all bustle and ado Friday in preparation for very special lunch in celebration of some of Boundary County’s most beautiful moms. Before staff could […]