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May 12
Lynn and Leah Jantz 2021 Conservation Farmers of the Year: Each year the Boundary Soil Conservation District looks back over the previous farming season and nominates and chooses a local farmer who went above and beyond. BSCD is pleased to announce their choice for 2021 Conservation Farmer of the Year to Kootenai Valley Ranch Inc., also known as Lynn and Leah Jantz. KVR is deeply rooted in agriculture, as well as soil and water conservation.
April 4
Toasty Mobile Saunas coming to Iron Mike's: Toasty Mobile Saunas will be offering hourly open sauna sessions at Iron Mike's Gym, 64450 US-2, Bonners Ferry, with one of their beautiful mobile saunas in the lot from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning April 7. Come and experience the warm, soft heat of a traditional wood-fired sauna!
February 22
An Elmira landmark enters an eclectic new phase: Once renowned for the best burgers in North Idaho, the grill at the Elmira Store on Highway 95 just south of the Bonner/Boundary County line was turned off in January, 2017, after the death of proprietor Ed Cook Jr. The grill remains cold, the post office closed, but that unprepossessing old building is open once again, now as Mountain Traders, and with a vibrancy that is sure to grow both the legacy and the legend of the way station between Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint.
December 10
ET Wireless to close its doors: Joy Schmitz, owner of ET Wireless, 6665 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, announces with a broken heart that she will be closing it doors December 30. For the rest of December, ET Wireless will be able to add new lines and upgrades. These devices, however must be picked up and activated by December 29. Therefore, if you have plans to upgrade but haven’t made it in, please hurry in and allow them to help you one last time.
November 22
Jake's Landing updating operating hours: The owners and staff at Jake's Landing in Porthill are excited with the border restriction changes coming at the end of the month, and they look forward to seeing their Canadian friends again. This week they will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and closed Thursday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 4
Tribe's Kootenai Travel Plaza will bring revenue, Sonic: The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is planning the first phase of economic development on the Three-Mile portion of the Kootenai Indian Reservation, located in Ktunaxa Territory along Highway 95 and just west of the Boundary County Airport. Phase One of the economic development project consists of an 8,660 square foot travel center with gas and diesel fueling stations, truck parking, convenience store and a Sonic Restaurant!
November 3
YDA seeking admin assistant: Youngwirth, Davis & Associates is looking to hire a bookkeeper/administrative assistant. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. General job responsibilities include answering and redirection of incoming calls, customer service handling concerns and questions.
October 18
Sweet Heat Co. takes gold in Utah Cheese Awards: A small Bonners Ferry business with a penchant for spicing sweet things up was recognized with two medals in the "Best of the West" Utah Cheese Awards, to be presented at the 2021 Tasting Reception and Medal Ceremony November 11 at Bewilder Brewing in Salt Lake City.
October 15
Farmers Insurance office moves: Sally Hendricks-Bauer's Farmers Insurance office has moved to 5932 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, across from Dodge Peak Lodge. Her telephone remains the same; (208) 267-2644.
October 14
Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub in Creston opening tomorrow: Fields Forward Society is excited to announce the opening of the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre, 401 Payne Street, Creston, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, October 15. The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Lana Popham, will be on hand for the grand opening. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the event is by invitation only.
October 13
Idaho worker's comp insurance cost to drop for 2022: The National Council on Compensation Insurance recently submitted their annual rate recommendation and the Idaho Department of Insurance accepted a seven-percent reduction in rates, effective January 1. Workers’ compensation insurers can now either adopt the NCCI rates without modification or propose to the Idaho Department of Insurance's review an adjustment from NCCI’s rates.
September 24
Alta recognized as Idaho Pollution Prevention Champion: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is recognizing four Idaho businesses as 2021 Pollution Prevention Champions for their efforts to reduce the generation of pollution in Idaho, including Alta Forest Products, Naples.
August 24
Yoder's Market to close: Henry and Verna Yoder, owners of Yoder's Market, announced this morning that they will close its doors by the end of September or once their stock on hand is sold.
August 22
Boundary Abstract is now Alliance Title & Escrow: Alliance Title & Escrow, LLC, Boise, recently acquired Boundary Abstract Company, Ltd., 6977 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, adding an additional county to its coverage area. Alliance Title is part of the Futura Title of Companies.
June 4
Building a working farm from the soil up: When Edward and Julie Newcomb bought the 10-acres of land off Old Highway 2 Loop that would become Cloud Eleven Mountain Farms in 2015, it was forest growing from the hardpan glacial silt that comprises much of North Idaho, fine for giving trees a toe-hold, but hard scrabble for much else.
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