Pearl Board statement on June pride event

Regarding the upcoming Pride event: This event is a rental as well as a collaboration for the elements that fit into our mission statement. The Historic Pearl Theater does not […]

Idaho voters are now the only check on GOP extremism

By Lauren Necochea Idaho Democratic Party Chair Our branches of government are designed to provide checks and balances. When the Idaho Legislature commits overreach, cruelty, or foolishness, the governor’s veto […]

Idaho’s spendiest primaries: a look at the numbers

Through March 31, incumbent Sen. Scott Herndon and challenger Jim Woodward have spent $132,162 ahead of the May 21 GOP primary. Anyone who has been following Idaho elections has been watching this Panhandle rematch between two Sagle Republicans.

Derrick and Cassie Alt welcome Lainey Leigh

Derrick and Cassie Alt, Mountain Home, Idaho, welcomed daughter Lainey Leigh Alt, their first child together, at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, she weighed seven pounds, two ounces, and she […]

Travis cares about the community

My name is Dale Anderson, and I am a retired police officer after roughly 29 years of service. I started my law enforcement career in the Salt Lake Valley in […]

Scott Herndon voted against help for veterans

In 2023 and 2024 Scott Herndon voted against funding Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services. He was one of only nine Senators voting against veterans. This Division supports County Veteran Service […]

GOP elites stabbing radicals in the back

By Dorothy Moon IDGOP Chairwoman In 1854, Americans from all walks of life gathered in churches, schoolhouses, and community centers to build what would become the Republican Party. Our party […]

Woodward listens

When I met Jim Woodward, I asked him why I should vote for him. After all, he is an Idaho conservative. He told me he would “listen to me.” I […]

Idaho absentee ballot tracking now online

A new feature on the Idaho Secretary of State’s elections website allows users to track the status of absentee ballots statewide (as of close of business Wednesday, 25,121 absentee ballots […]

Travis Stolley will police neighborly

I support Travis Stolley for Boundary County Sheriff. In listening to the candidates and reviewing their websites, some things seem appealing on the surface, but others are deeply concerning. I […]

Peggy Louise (Althauser) Weyer

Peggy Louise (Althauser) Weyer passed away on April 12, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 6, 1949 in Centralia, Washington, to Donald and Frances […]

Kathryn Larson launches House campaign in county

By Clarice McKenney Sagle resident Kathryn Larson engaged with Boundary County residents in downtown Bonners Ferry in her bid for the Idaho House of Representatives on April 16. Larson, the […]

Jamie Delano Lockman

Jamie Delano Lockman, 89, died April 16, 2024, at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint. Jamie was born on December 10, 1934, in Bonners Ferry, the son of Lester and Hilma […]

Expect delays at McArthur Lake beginning Monday

As of April the bridge abutments and pier, which serve as foundations for the bridge itself, are nearing completion on US Highway 95 near McArthur Lake. Once these are finished the […]

Passport processing to halt for election

Due to the expected increase of traffic and workload in the office for the upcoming primary election, the Boundary County Clerk’s office will suspend all passport application processing from May […]

Due to the expected increase of traffic and workload in the office for the upcoming primary election, the Boundary County Clerk’s office will suspend all passport application processing from May 13 through May 27. Please call (208) 267-2242 to set up your passport appointment before the Monday, May 13, deadline.

Due to the expected increase of traffic and workload in the office for the upcoming primary election, the Boundary County Clerk’s office will suspend all passport application processing from May […]

Enough with innuendo

In response to Mary Ollie’s recent letter, “Numbers do not statistics make,” a statement is made that out-of-state contributions to Mr. Stolley are less than four-percent and Mr. VanGesen’s are […]

Highest recommendation for Stolley

Hello citizens of Boundary County. I am writing to you regarding the election campaign of Travis Stolley for the Office of Sheriff. Though he is currently an active member of […]

Woodward serves all constituents, not narrow few

As residents of the Bonners Ferry community, we have known Jim Woodward, his wife Brenda, and their respective families for decades. Jim and Brenda are exemplary individuals in their personal […]

Saving our Republican soul

By Sandy Patano Co-founder North Idaho Republicans Former Vice Chair Idaho Republican Party Lifelong Republican This year’s May 21 primary presents not just a contest of names and faces, but […]

Numbers do not statistics make

A recent letter by Bud Franklinson caught my interest as statistics is one of my favorite subjects and an area that I’ve used throughout my career. The Idaho Secretary of […]

Carl Joseph Vinton

Carl Joseph Vinton, 76, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, passed away on April 7, 2024, after a long battle with diabetes. He was born on February 18, 1948, the third of 14 […]

Please don’t take Food Bank boxes!

Somebody apparently helped themselves to the large empty boxes at the Community Action Partnership Food Bank, 6665 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, curtailing how much food they are able to bring […]

Interesting donation information

I recently did some research into local candidates donations using the Idaho Sunshine Database. After this research, I have a few questions: What is Boundary Educational Services Int.? This entity, […]

Young Badgers hosting Sunday football

This Sunday Boundary County youth sports will host a tournament of seven on seven one hand touch football, with fifth through eighth graders from as far away as Coeur d’Alene, […]

Calm, quiet … Stolley can be counted on


Yellowstone takes it all in week 29

By Dolores Sweet Denise Crichton got high scratch game 185, high scratch series 440, high handicap game 263 and second high handicap series 674 to lead the Tuesday’s Trouble ladies […]

Stolley has served his country and his community

With nine years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and four deployments during the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, Travis Stolley has served his country well. He and his family understand the […]

Let’s keep Idaho IDAHO

By Jim Woodward Candidate, Idaho Senate District 1 The My 21 primary election is six weeks away and a messaging mantra is surfacing from ultra-conservatives warning voters to Keep Idaho […]

IDPR seeks to fill advisory committee vacancies

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) seeks volunteers to fill vacancies on Advisory Committees that improve outdoor recreation offerings across Idaho. Candidates are being sought in the following […]

Larry Ray Wycoff

Larry Ray Wycoff passed away Friday, April 5, 2024. Larry was born July 14, 1962, in Moscow, Idaho. Services will be held at a later date. He spent is youth […]

Jesse Schmitz home, facing long road to healing

After 17 days hospitalization at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene following a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 95 near Elmira March 27, Jesse Schmitz, now a grandpa, is back home, […]

Lazlo is home to rest with his family

UPDATE: Within moments of learning that help was needed, three of Boundary County’s most adventurous outdoorsmen and explorers, Genny, Kale and Pat, called, geared up and were on the way. […]

Marian Rosalie Rosco

Marian Rosco passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024 at her residence in Sandpoint. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at United Methodist Church, 6568 […]

Spring OHV classes tentatively set

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office will once again offer an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) training course for youth this spring in time for off-rod fun through the summer. Idaho State law […]

Clearing up some of the speculation

By Dave Schuman I’m a candidate for the elected office of Sheriff in Boundary County, Idaho. After I declared my candidacy, and after a law enforcement career spanning decades with […]

The never-ending session

By Steve Berch Idaho Congressman A legislative session officially ends when the House and Senate each declare Sine Die, which in Latin literally means “end of day.” Legislatively, it means […]

Local lakes getting stocked with rainbows

Idaho Fish and Game crews are busy these days across the state, stocking lakes with around 225,000 catchable rainbow trout. Over 33,000 of the 10 to 12 fish will be […]

Voting Mark Sauter

Most of us want our elected representatives to be hard-working, effective, and responsive to us, their constituents. Our current State Representative from District 1A is just that. That’s why I’m […]

Mountain View Christian School capture eclipse

Students in Miss Jantz sixth grade class at Mountain View Christian School used a paper cup with a pinhole in the bottom, tilted onto a flat surface, to safely capture […]

New numbers for Idaho DMV

Beginning today, April 8, Idahoans will need to dial new phone numbers to reach the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV has new phone service provider which required […]

The answer is Jon VanGesen

Boundary County is an amazing place that my wife and I are proud to call home. The decent people, the land and the freedom to live how we like under […]

A hateful and loathful response revisited

By Mike Weland Publisher In the wake of news last week of a three-day queer pride event this June, I was compelled by the comments to add an addendum to […]

VanGesen the only candidate with command experience

After attending the debate, reviewing the websites and Facebook Pages of the three candidates for Boundary County Sheriff, it surprised me that only one candidate has any incident command level […]

Badgers split doubleheader with Kellogg

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badger boys dominated Kellogg in the opening game of a home doubleheader Wednesday, shutting out the Wildcats 9-0, but gave up the second […]

Deeply concerned for future of Idaho

By Jim Pierce North Idaho Republicans As an enthusiastic outdoorsman and proud fourth-generation Idahoan, I’ve always cherished the freedom and natural beauty of our beloved state. However, recent developments within […]

Bonners Ferry woman may not see again

A Bonners Ferry mother of two is hospitalized in Spokane and facing the possibility of losing her sight. She and her family haven’t asked, but they could certainly use the […]

Jesse and Maria are grandparents!!

She came one day later than expected, missing her due date and grandpa Jesse Schmitz’s 49th birthday Thursday by just under 24 hours, but nobody is complaining! Lorelai Avril Peconga […]

Man jailed for possessing bombs

By Mike Weland A 57-year-old Addie man faces up to five years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines after three finished pipe bombs and material for several more […]

Collision devastates Creston family

A two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 near Kitchener, British Columbia, just east of Creston Thursday claimed the lives of both drivers and the unborn child one was carrying, left […]

Next TNR cat clinic coming up April 13

Since Dr. Roland Hall DVM and the crew at the Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic began their TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic in October, more than 120 […]

Dave Walter for precinct committeeman

I have known Dave Walter and his family my entire life. Dave is currently running for the position of Republican Committeeman for the Bonners Ferry/Kootenai Precinct and is highly qualified […]

Travis Stolley for sheriff

I am probably not much different than most when I say I’m sick of all the non-factual political propaganda circulating across our nation and even within our own community. I […]

And now, the full slate: DYW contestants 11 – 14

This year, 14 of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in the annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly […]

County P&Z public hearings set

Notice is hereby given that public hearings pursuant to Idaho Code and Boundary County code have been set for the Boundary County Planning & Zoning Commission on APRIL 25, 2024, […]

Huggins seen on the highway … spring is here

By Sheriff David Kramer One of the first signs of spring in Boundary County is seeing Terry Huggins picking up trash along the roads. I have seen Terry along Highway […]

Wants a sheriff invested in the community

I keep saying that I have zero interest in politics, but I guess that’s not totally true. With this position open for sheriff in my community, I’ve been paying a […]

Claude Bourbon returning to the Pearl

Claude Bourbon returns to the Pearl Theater for another of his amazing virtuoso progressive blues performances that involve all 10 of his flying fingers to elicit a sound from his […]

Three day Queer Pride event planned in June

The local Bonners Ferry Pride committee is excited to announce the first ever Queer Pride event in Bonners Ferry! It will be held at the Historic Pearl Theater Friday through […]

Larry Dean Hall

Larry Dean Hall, 82, passed away at home Friday, March 29, 2024 in Bonners Ferry. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Little […]

Political misinformation

If you’ve recently received junk mail attacking Jim Woodward, a native of Boundary and Bonner County, brace yourself for ore as Idaho’s primary election approaches. This malicious misinformation campaign, unprecedented […]

Rose running for Idaho Senate District 1

Dan Rose announced today the launch of an Independent candidacy for the position of State Senate, Legislative District 1. I’m running for Idaho State Senate to represent the people of […]

Future of our republic hinges on elections ahead

By Mike Weland Publisher I’ve been a reporter in Boundary County, in one fashion or another, since 1991, about 33 years. When I arrived, I was welcomed almost anywhere, and […]

ISP enhancing rural support for sex crime victims

In alignment with “Building Connected Communities,” the Idaho State Police (ISP) proudly announces its ongoing commitment to enhancing access to crucial support services for survivors of sexual assault throughout Idaho […]

Say hello to two new dispatchers

Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer extends a welcome to two new calm voices who have recently joined the team in the dispatch center, there to provide calm when all around […]

Boating season is right around the corner

Boating season is right around the corner and some have already taken to the water here in Boundary County. The Boundary Count y Sheriff’s Office has added some legal requirements […]

Sheriff candidate retires from sheriff’s office

BREAKING: At about 9 a.m. today, patrol corporal Dave Schuman, also a candidate for Boundary County Sheriff, posted the following to his Facebook age: “I am officially retired from the […]

Jane Kirby

Jane Kirby, a long time deputy with the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office and former Boundary County Commissioner Walt Kirby’s beloved “Road Dog ” for 73 adventurous years, passed away at […]

Curley Creek kids enjoy exciting Easter Egg hunt

The weather was about perfect and the turnout excellent for the Curley Q’s, in conjunction with the Road Runners  4-H club, to put together an excellent Easter Hunt at Curley […]

Two weeks of Tuesday’s Trouble ladies bowling

By Dolores Sweet Regina Colby got high scratch game 164 and high handicap game 237 in week 27 of Tuesday’s Trouble women’s league bowling at Liberty Lanes. Elaine Wheeler got […]

Help Jim take back his Senate seat

I met Jim Woodward when he was first running for office. He impressed me with his kindness and genuine interest in my thoughts and opinions. This was true even after […]

Partisan primary ballot now final

The deadline for partisan candidates to withdraw their candidacy for the May 21 primary election was Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5 p.m., which followed the March 4-15 filing period. […]

Marriott Sandpoint opens in Ponderay

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Sandpoint opened its doors in Ponderay February 15 as the first Marriott product in North Idaho. Sandpoint is the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts with […]

Meet Bonners Ferry DYW contestants 8-10

This year, 14 of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in the annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly […]

Rejecting racism and the status quo

By Jack Riggs, M.D. Idaho Lieutenant Governor, January 30, 2001 – January 6, 2003 Coeur d’Alene As President Ronald Reagan once said, “Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the […]

Badgers earn rare win in Bulldog Errorpalooza

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badgers fell in the opening game of a doubleheader against the Sandpoint Bulldogs Thursday, but took advantage of errors in game two to […]

Boulder Creek Oz lands REAP Project funding

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of over $120 million in 541 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) projects across 44 states. Through the […]

Elmira crash under investigation

The Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:07 p.m. Wednesday on US Highway 95 at West Elmira Road in North Bonner County. The driver […]

North Idaho Classical Academy seeking construction services

Pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-2320, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that North Idaho Classical Academy (NICA) is soliciting statements of qualification for Design Build Services for the construction of K-6 school facility at 147 Emerson Lane, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805.

Badger JV mmakes quick work out of Spartans

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badger JV boys hosted the Priest River Spartans in a doubleheader Tuesday that saw a little bit of all four seasons over the […]

Time to ‘recall’ Herndon

Similar to the situation that recently occurred in the West Bonner school district, we need to “recall” senator Herndon for thinking he knows best how to ‘engineer’ our society. We, […]

Badger wrestler establishes an unassailable legacy

By Piper Banning Badger sports reporter Bonners Ferry High School senior Savannah Rickter started wrestling boys at age six and did amazingly well at it right up until her sophomore […]

Jaylyn Ann Hayden

Jaylyn Ann Hayden was born March 26, 1943, to Louise Ann Vrska Burns and W.J. Burns at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She died March 20, 2024. Viewing […]

Claybusters take on four-day Camus Prairie shoot

Last weekend, three Claybusters and their coaches traveled to Walla Walla, Washington, to shoot in the 70th annual Camas Prairie Handicap Shoot. Two Claybusters, Trenton Myers and Garrick Patty, earned their way by winning the top shooter awards in the 2024 10-week winter league.

Running out the clock

The 2024 legislative session is heading into the End Game phase. This is when bills being held hostage by the House, Senate and Governor’s office are either released or shot […]

Gary Lewis Meddock

Gary Lewis Meddock, 75, Bonners Ferry, passed away on March 18, 2024, at the home he shared with his sister Judy Everhart. At Gary’s request, there will be no service. […]

Vote for decency, be a RINO

I’m an Independent voter who registers Republican to get decent people into state government. Jim Woodward is one of those people, and his opponent – Scott Herndon – is not. […]

Cete of Badgers nominated for Hall of Fame awards

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Bonners Ferry Badgers will be well represented at this year’s North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame awards banquet April 6 at the Coeur […]

Robert (Bob) Martin

Robert (Bob) Martin, 96, Naples, a talented gentleman loved by all, passed away in the presence of his immediate family; Laurel, Crystal, Lyric, Ammie and Johnny. Bob led a very […]

March a busy one for local shoot

The Washington State Junior Indoor Rifle Championships took place at the Spokane and Tacoma ranges on March 9. Kootenai Valley Jr Rifle team member, Kyalynn Comer traveled to the Spokane […]

County Commission Agenda – Week of March 25

All times are tentative unless identified as a specific appointment or public hearing & the Board will address items on the agenda as they are completed, which may either shorten […]

Stop spending on stupid stuff

Twenty years ago, Kootenai County was a place where elected officials guarded taxpayers’ dollars like the gold in Fort Knox. We protected our public assets and knew we shouldn’t spend […]

Thank you for standing up

As a 27-year voting resident of Boundary County I can’t thank you enough for everything you do, daily, to make our community better. From the days in late ’97 when […]

Meet Bonners Ferry DWY contestants 4-7

This year, 14 of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in the annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly […]

Barb and me

By Clarice McKenney My first acquaintance when I moved to far-north Boundary County, Idaho was Barb Brown, and through the quarter of a century as next-door neighbors, we became the […]

Shotgun winter league draws to a close

After an 11 week span that began during the frigid first weeks of January, this past Sunday was the finale for the Bonners Ferry Gun Club Winter Leagues. The weather […]

Five from county graduate U of I

A total of 574 degrees were awarded to 562 students at the University of Idaho. In-person ceremonies were December 9 in Moscow. The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, […]

9B Quilters warm hearts at the Restorium

The residents at the Boundary Community Restorium were treated warmly last week when activities director Joy Liljestam brought in boxes of beautiful quilts sewn by the gracious and wonderful 9B […]

Melody Rae Benefiel

Melody Rae Benefiel was born in Spokane November 16, 1953, to her loving parents William and Hazel Bolding. Melody passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Post Falls. surrounded […]

Thank you for coverage, Steve Berch

As a devoted 9bNews reader, I very much appreciated you publishing Idaho District 15 Representative Steve Berch’s comprehensive summary of bills this session. Senator Herndon glosses over the mess MAGA […]

Avalanche warning in effect

The North Idaho Avalanche Center, Sandpoint, has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for Boundary and Bonner Counties in effect through 6:30 a.m. Monday due to warming temperatures and sunshine that […]

Museum abustle with fourth graders for Idaho Day

The Boundary County Museum began three days filled with hustle, bustle, and the energy that comes with fourth graders March 4. Working in groups, peering closely across tables, they searched […]

Rotary scholarship deadline approaching

The Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry is a non-profit organization open to all individuals interested in expanding their sense of self and community. The Rotary Scholarship is offered to any […]

Identifying trusted sources of election information

Ahead of the 2024 elections, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane reminds Idahoans to look to the Idaho Secretary of State, County Clerks, and local election officials as the trusted […]

Injuries in December crash worse than suspected

Lifelong Bonners Ferry resident Mary Collett suffered serious injuries December 6 in a two vehicle collision on Highway 95 in front of the Kootenai River Inn that left both vehicles […]

IFF losing hold but Boise wants Herndon

I am encouraged by the letters and opinions concerning the upcoming Idaho elections and the hope Jim Woodword regains office. There are many who blame “newcomers” for his loss. If […]

Give ’em an inch . . .

By Representative Steve Berch A lot has happened since my last newsletter – and there’s a lot more yet to come. As a result, this newsletter is somewhat jam-packed. The […]

Meet the first three DYW contestants of 2024

This year, 14 of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in the annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly […]

BFHS announces top scholars

Bonners Ferry High School would like to congratulate this year’s Top Ten Seniors, above. These students finished with the highest grade point averages in their class and have worked exceptionally […]

Our democracy hangs in the balance

This year Idaho made another grand leap back into the dark ages. Back in 2011, our leaders closed the Republican primaries. And then last summer they decided to limit this […]

Sandra Lynn Haag

Sandra Lynn Haag was born and raised in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She was born December 3, 1941 in Boundary County Community Hospital, where she also passed away peacefully in the […]

Charlene Joanne Kalb

Charlene Kalb, Bonners Ferry, passed away March, 12, 2024, at the age of 87. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody […]

Landfill seeks equipment operator

Boundary County Solid Waste is currently looking to hire a full time Equipment Operator. Selected candidate will work at the Main Landfill. Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Job description […]

A special day for the Belle of Bonners Ferry

A near miracle occurred in Bonners Ferry as staff and patrons at the Bonners Ferry Senior Center managed to surprise the inimitable and irrepressible gem of Boundary County, Marciavee Cossette, […]

We are all in this together

Since coming here in 2017, I’ve watched this community come together to accomplish some amazing things. It’s not uncommon to see a mealtrain or “gofundme” set up for a family […]

Regina Viola Dasenbrock Eberhardt

Regina Viola Dasenbrock Eberhardt passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024, in Lewiston. She was born Sept. 13, 1937, to Edward Dasenbrock and Rose Nuxoll Dasenbrock. Regina spent her early childhood […]

Will we nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth?

Last weekend, around seven-percent of Idaho’s registered Republicans came together and showed their strong favor of MAGA and Donald Trump, hardly a referendum on which to base Dorothy Moon’s resounding declaration, “Idaho is Trump country.”

Voter trust eroding in Idaho

Voters need to be able to trust their elected leaders to safeguard our democratic processes. That trust is eroding in Idaho. Disturbing bills coming from the Republican supermajority threaten to undo votes of the people, make it harder for Idahoans to exercise their voting rights, gerrymander political districts, and much more.

Please plan to vote – your future and freedom depends on it!

The recent Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus revealed a very disturbing reality: over 91% of Republican voters in Kootenai County found themselves either shut out, opting out, or simply ill-informed about the event. That would be like throwing a party and inviting 100 people, but having only eight or nine attend. Statewide turnout was even lower. The State Party succeeded in their goal of restricting access.

Idaho is Trump country

By Dorothy Moon IDGOP Chairwoman Last weekend, tens of thousands of Republicans came together to select Idaho’s choice for the next President of the United States. Donald Trump overwhelmingly won […]

Beware ‘policeman’s ball’ scammers

It’s spring and time once again for the flood of phone solicitations for the policeman’s ball, the funds for the families of the fallen and many more, and while there […]

Badger baseball, softball seasons getting underway

The Badger baseball and softball teams are on the move for their first games of the season Friday and Saturday against the Orofino Maniacs with the boys game, a doubleheader, beginning at 2 p.m. and softball getting underway at 3 p.m.

Mrs. Drea’s fifth grade class visits Froyo Mama

Mrs. Drea Leach and her fifth grade class at Valley View got out for some exercise on Tuesday, February 13, walking down the South Hill and into downtown Bonners Ferry, to Froyo Mama, a new business classmate Ryle’s parents had opened recently.

Nita Friedman

Nita Friedman, 85, died March 2, 2024, in the Boundary Community Hospital Extended Care Facility. Nita was born on October 11, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Charles […]

Asher Williams State 3A Tourney MVP

Badger junior Asher Williams, who averaged 26 points per game in the 2024 Idaho State 3A Boys Basketball Championship Tournament, hitting 55-percent of his shots from the field and 46-percent of the shots he fired off from three point land and who averaged two steals per game not only led his team to its first-ever championship trophy, he was named to the 3A All Tournament Team as tournament Most Valuable Player.

Facebook, Instagram are down

Meta’s family of apps including Facebook and Instagram were experiencing widespread technical problems Tuesday, with thousands of users logging errors in accessing the social media services. Users reported problems including […]

Attorney General Labrador has no business meddling in election security

House Bill 470 would create an “Office of Election Crimes and Security” in Raul Labrador’s office. That would certainly be a waste of taxpayer dollars. The office staff would have little to do because Idaho elections have historically been fair and honest. The Attorney General’s sidekick, Dorothy Moon, who now chairs the extremist branch of the GOP, was never able to prove her wild claims that Canadians were coming over the border to vote in Idaho elections.

Gunsmoke comes out blazing in week 24

Elaine Wheeler got high scratch game 182, second high scratch series 463, second high handicap game 245 and second high handicap series 652 in week 24 of Tuesdays Trouble women’s league bowling. Sheila Benson got second high scratch game 169 and high scratch series 471, and Jeanne Osborn got third high scratch game 158.

Democrats name state caucus sites

The Idaho Democratic Party announced locations for the 2024 Idaho Democratic Presidential Caucus. In Boundary County, the caucus will be held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds, 6567 Recreation Park Road, […]

UP trains collide on Mirror Lake Road

Shortly before noon today, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from Union Pacific that two trains had collided on the UP track where it crosses Mirror Lake Road, about a half-mile […]