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May 28
Brothers launch Ground Breakers yard care service: Three hard working young Bonners Ferry brothers; Ethan, 14, Hunter, 12, and Ammon Matthews, 10, have launched "Ground Breakers," offering Bonners Ferry businesses and residents full lawn care, tractor and excavator services through the summer break, working to learn and hone their business skills and to raise money for college.
May 2
Deep Creek Farm Stand a throwback to a more neighborly time: The sign says it's a farm stand, its Facebook page says it's a grocery store, but Deep Creek Farm Stand is far, far more than either. Nestled in the beautiful cedars of the former home and studio of Boundary County icons Lew and Jean Mace, it is now a uniquely wonderful "community friendly, happening place," where customers are trusted and the products a testament to the amazing talents and skills of our Boundary County neighbors.
April 25
Teascarlet brings her art downtown: Hannah Sucsy, who sold her first artwork at age five and adopted the pen name Teascarlet at age 13, short for the "Tears of Scarlet" she shed painstakingly learning the intricacies of using a variety of media, from crayons and markers as a young girl to charcoal and India ink in her teens, when she began getting commissions. Now she sells her art at her new gallery and studio, "Teascarlet Fine Arts Gallery," which opened at 6389 Kootenai Street in Bonners Ferry April 1.
April 24
Sierra Temple nee Spangler coming home soon to practice: Sierra (Spangler) Temple always wanted a career that would be fulfilling, challenging and rewarding, that built her up personally as well as professionally. Since animals hold a very special place in her heart, working with animals was also desired, which made veterinary medicine her perfect fit. When she graduates from Washington State University later this spring, she'll be Dr. Sierra Temple, and she'll be headed back home to practice at Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic.
April 7
April 15 deadline for BMP grant applications: Idaho landowners, farmers, and ranchers who are interested in implementing agricultural best management practices have until April 15, to submit applications under the state Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Grant Program.
April 3
Catnip Getaway expands to include cat grooming: A year after establishing Catnip Getaway, Boundary County's first and only boarding facility dedicated to cats, Julie Rosengrant has expanded her services to offer county feline fanciers another first; full service grooming for felines only, to include a stylish haircut, nail trimming, a triple shampoo and rinse, a high-velocity blow dry, comb-out and an ear cleaning, leaving your cat feeling and looking great!
March 29
New hearing on TSC application set for April 4: Boundary County Commissioners will rehold public hearing at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, to accept comment and consider a conditional use permit application by James and Elida Byler to open a Tractor Supply Store on a 5.99-acre parcel zoned commercial/light industrial at 87 Homestead Loop between Bonners Ferry and Three Mile in a building to exceed 15,000 square feet. The planning and zoning commission forwarded a recommendation of approval.
March 24
AJ's Lanes getting new owners, new name: Robert Endicott and Gary Rhoads are the new owners of Boundary County's only bowling alley, AJ's Lanes, soon to be renamed Liberty Lanes Bar and Grill, 6662 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry. The anticipated opening date is Monday, May 1, though they may be open on weekends prior to that date to test equipment and measure business.
February 7
Murdocks take over campground and RV park: On November 1, the owners of the Bonners Ferry Log Inn sold five luxury log cabins, a log cabin-style bathhouse building and 21 RV sites situated on 3.7 acres to Bonners Ferry residents Munro and Rachel Murdock. The Murdocks have since rebranded the business as North Haven Campground and are working on implementing various property improvements and amenity upgrades.
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.
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Mike Weland, Publisher

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