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January 16
County P&Z to hear two conditional use applications: The Boundary County Planning and Zoning Commission will hear and accept comment on conditional use permit applications seeking to establish a business retreat on McArthur Lake Road and a wood products manufacturing plant off Enterprise Way when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, at the Boundary County Annex, 6566 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.
January 4
Koon, Hazdovac swap seats on BCH Board: Eldon Koon has stepped down as chairman of the Boundary Community Hospital Board of Trustees and has been appointed vice chair, and vice chair Paul Hazdovac has stepped up to become the new board chairman.
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.
October 21
The Catnip Getaway caters to kitty comfort: After 12 years as a licensed veterinary tech at Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic, Julie Rosengrant, a life-long cat lover, made a dream come true this summer, and she's now splitting her time between the clinic, where she works three mornings a week, and the new business she opened this summer, The Catnip Getaway, a boarding facility dedicated to the comfort and pampering of her feline guests.
October 18
Wild Child Board & Groom fulfilling a dream: Ari VanCampen has long had a deep love and compassion for animals, so much so that the mere mention of a critter can bring her to happy tears. And now, after years of dreaming, she's taking the plunge and starting a business of her own that will make the best of her passion, opening Wild Child Board & Groom on Bridle Path Road in Paradise Valley, with pet boarding available November 1 and pet grooming to be offered with the New Year.
August 30
Cabinet Mountain Water seeking system operator: Cabinet Mountains Water District is seeking a skilled and experienced operator. Possession of Class 1 Treatment (DWT-1) and Class 2 Distribution (DWD-2) licenses is preferred. The successful applicant will be a self-motivated individual who can work independently.
August 19
Bonners Ferry Medicine Man not going anywhere: The Sandpoint Medicine Man Pharmacy closed abruptly last Friday, due in part to staffing issues, and the closure has raised concerns that other Medicine Man Pharmacies, including the Bonners Ferry Medicine Man, might be closing as well. Local owner Aimee Stuermer assures that this isn't the case.
August 18
Timbers Roadside Grill offers a taste of heaven: When you visit a restaurant for the first time, bite into the sandwich you ordered and your eyes close involuntarily, you stop chewing and all you can do is sit momentarily, savor the taste and think, "oh, my goodness!" you know you've found a place you're going to go back to, a place you're going to take your family to when they visit, your friends and significant others. Just such a place opened July 16 in the Moyie Store.
August 6
Iron Mike's seeking to expand: A public hearing will be held on a county conditional use permit application by Davis Family Revocable Trust to allow for the expansion of Iron Mike's Family Fitness, 64450 Highway Two at Three Mile. The permit would allow construction of an addition that would increase the size of the facility to over 15,000 square feet. The property is zoned commercial/light industrial.
July 25
Panida offering a Little Theater lease opportunity: Got a great idea for a business in one of downtown Sandpoint's most prime locations? The Panida's Little Theater is available for lease – and the Panida management is inviting proposals from potential businesses or groups that will partner in the space.
July 5
Two Tones Cafe celebrating fourth anniversary: Two Tones Cafe opened the summer of 2018, and Tony and the crew will celebrate their four-year anniversary Saturday, July 9, and you're invited! Norman Baker and his band will be livening up the secret garden patio and there'll be great food specials to go along with it. It's their way of saying "thank you all for being our guests for four years!"
June 6
Shelman Realty joins forces with ERA Real Estate: ERA® Real Estate, a global franchising leader within the Realogy family of brands, today announced the affiliation of ERA Shelman Realty, 6737 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. The firm has served the community since 1963. Co-owners Mark and Loralee Carey bought the firm in 2018 from Mark’s brother Steve Carey, who bought the brokerage from the original founder, Monk Shelman, in 1991.
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.
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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