Weather advisories upgraded to warnings

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter storm warning for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region, in effect from noon Sunday to eight a.m. Monday. Up to four inches of valley […]

Wind advisory in effect Sunday

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a wind advisory for North Idaho and northeast Washington for potential 55 mile-per-hour wind gusts f rom 1 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. […]

!! On to state !!

The Timberlake Tigers fought hard tonight, and the Badgers struggled the the opening half, down 4-10 at one point before tying it up at 19-19 at the end of the first quarter. The Badgers took the lead about half way through the second quarter, 27-25 …

We have victory!

Tonight the Badger varsity boys faced off against the Timberlake Tigers in the first game of the district championship. Eli Blackmore started off the Badgers scoring streak with a beautiful three point shot from the top of the key to kick start the first quarter. With 44 seconds in the half, senior Wyatt Smith from out of nowhere stole the ball for a turnover and another two points to bring the half to an end at 46-24.

Busy night tonight for Badger boys basketball

By Piper Banning It’s a busy night for Badger basketball as the high school boys launch districts at home tonight at 6 p.m. and the Boundary County Middle School boys […]

Mulemanship master Ty Evans coming to town

There are very few teachers in the world who are such masters at their discipline that not only will students gladly pay for the privilege of their teachings, but spectators will stand in line to buy tickets for the pleasure of beholding the remarkable transformation that blossoms in the student as the master’s secrets are revealed and understanding sets in. One such master and his family will be in Bonners Ferry for three days this spring, and both students and spectators are lining up.

It’s playoff time, Badger fans!

The Badger boys varsity basketball team are the Intermountain league champions with a regular season record of 18-3 and 2-0 league, and they’ll host their only league opponent, the Timberlake Tigers in a two-game district playoff next week, with the first game set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 20. They will then again face off against the Tigers at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 22, again on the Badger’s home court.

Naples students told to be cautious at bus stops

Naples Elementary Principal Robin Merrifield sent students home Monday with a letter urging extra caution at bus stops as there have been reports of unfamiliar people near bus stops meriting […]

Heavy snow bursts possible this afternoon

Bursts of heavy snow showers will be possible across North Idaho this afternoon and evening as an Arctic front slides in from the northeast. Bonner and Boundary counties have the […]

Sally Olson competes in second district spelling bee

On Saturday, Salisia “Sally” Olson, the daughter of Heather and Troy Olson and an eighth grader at Boundary County Middle School, competed for the second time at the Regional Spelling […]

Badger cheerleaders bound for state

By Piper Banning The Badgers cheerleaders hit the road for districts this weekend in Lewiston, and as the bus was preparing to leave, head coach Teri Hinrichs said, “We are […]

Having fun at Fiber Fest

During this year’s Fiber Fest, more than a dozen local crafters working in a variety of natural fibers demonstrated and taught their skills to a sizeable group of visitors at our museum Saturday, February 10. Marsha Semar is a frequent, longtime exhibitor at the Saturday Market.

Idaho flags to half staff for fallen Marine

Governor Brad Little has ordered U.S. flags and State of Idaho flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor 27-year-old Captain Benjamin Moulton of Emmett, one of the five U.S. […]

Badger girls return to Timberlake tonight

It’s down to the wire for the Bonners Ferry Badger girls, who fell to Timberlake Wednesday, 46-43, forcing a third playoff game tonight at 6 p.m. at Timberlake to decide […]

Meetings set on Lincoln County library initiative

Libraries in Lincoln County, Montana, will each hold public informational meetings next week on a county resolution to put an initiative to create and fund a county library taxing district […]

Community Hospital welcomes OB/GYN

Boundary Community Hospital bids welcome Dr. Alexander Robles, a board-certified OB/GYN from Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, Libby, who will be offering services at its guest clinic. At Boundary Community Hospital, […]

A primer on the GOP caucus

The Idaho GOP Caucus takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, not just in Boundary County, but simultaneously in every county in the state, 11 a.m. for those counties in the Pacific time zone, noon for those on Mountain time, to choose the allocation for the votes of the state’s 32 delegates to the 2024 Republican National Convention taking place in Milwaukee in July.

Two Senators, two academies, Ana Chase gets three nominations

Ana Chase, born in Hawaii and soon to be a Bonners Ferry High School graduate, has been nominated by two U.S. Senators to not one but two of the nation’s the U.S. Military Academies, with Senator Mike Crapo nominating her for the U.S. Naval Academy and Senator Jim Risch nominating her for appointments to both the Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Two feral dogs on the loose

Two small dogs (far left and far right) are missing in the area of District 2 and Blume Hill Roads in Bonners Ferry. Both were rescued recently from a hoarder, […]

U of I Dean’s List honors to 19 local students

Thomas Hubbell Zachary Callos Xavier Naranjo Victoria Rae Sky Reinhardt Rose Owens Macy McIntyre Katelyn Hutchinson Falisha Elliston Eika Willis Cory Clairmont Colton Hubbell Brooklynn Jolley Ambur Robbins Alex Stella […]

Badgers cruise to win as Lion’s tank runs dry

The Eureka Lions boys basketball team made that long 120-mile trip to Bonners Ferry Monday, January 29, and while the bus did just fine, the Lions ran out of gas early and rode the bus the two-plus hours home suffering a 76-45 beating at the hands of the Bonners Ferry Badgers. — By Piper Banning

Time to invite community back to the Restorium

Joy Liljestam is a true believer in the power of activity. She was activities director at a Colorado assisted living facility for eight years before retirement. She and her husband, […]

Justice will prevail, Luttig predicts

Many North Idaho residents have been following the many court cases involving former president Donald J. Trump. Many have voiced concerns in meetings and letters to the editor that wealthy, powerful individuals are seldom brought to justice because of the undue influence of wealth and power in our judicial system. During a webinar this morning, citizens from all over the country heard a renowned conservative judge share his optimism that our system of justice, while slow moving, will succeed in the end.

January thaw brings a perfect score on home range

Traditionally there always seems to be a winter thaw in January and this year did not disappoint. Temperatures rose to the high 30s. Sunday, January 28, 2024, was a foggy day to go shooting. Overall, there were only 23 shooters that came out to shoot. And with the January thaw came the first perfect score in the singles at the Bonners Ferry Gun Club.

Badger boys spank Eureka on senior night

The Badger boys hosted the Lincoln County Lions tonight for Senior Night, and sent Eureka back up that long, dark highway home subdued by a good ol’ fashioned 76-45 whoopin.’ […]

Bryant brings home medals, state record

In October, Davy Bryant, Naples, traveled to Spokane and brought home medals after taking third place in men’s open bodybuilding and fourth in men’s physique in a qualifying round of […]

Little sending ISP to Texas border

Governor Brad Little announced today he is following up on a promise he made during his State of the State and Budget Address – to send two more teams of […]

Troy man charged in 2020 grizzly bear killing

A Troy man was charged this week with evidence tampering related to the shooting and killing of a grizzly bear on his property in 2020 and the discarding of the […]

Local sites needed for summer meals program

The Idaho Department of Education is seeking sponsors for this year’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides free meals and snacks to children 18 years and younger by operating […]

Festival of Hearts returning with renewed excitement

Mark your calendars! The Fry Healthcare Foundation is thrilled to announce the triumphant return of its beloved Festival of Hearts Gala, an in-person extravaganza taking place at 5 p.m. Saturday,  […]

Freezing rain, light snow could make life slippery

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for North Idaho and northeast Washington for mixed glop to make roads slick and travel dangerous through noon Sunday. […]

9B News Boundary County Voter’s Guide​

The 9B News Boundary County Voter’s Guide is published as a public service to both the electors who will vote the local ballots and the candidates seeking to serve. My […]

An evening with Fulcher leaves questions

By Clarice M McKenney I drove to Congressman Russ Fulcher’s Town Hall in Sandpoint Tuesday night in spite of the brutal cold and joined a full crowd. To everyone’s credit, […]

BCH back in stride after flood

Boundary Community Hospital experienced flooding in a portion of the facility Tuesday evening due to a burst water pipe, prompting a temporary restriction on services. We are pleased to announce that the issue has been mitigated and all hospital services have been fully restored.

Troy man stirs up ruckus in Libby Saturday

Videos on Facebook posted by Aleks Robles Saturday afternoon shows a man in a gray hoody calmly tying an orange tow strap from his pickup to a lifted Toyota pickup, both rigs parked behind a berm of centerline snow, facing south in the northbound lane of Dakota Avenue in Libby, in front of a small house in Libby. Not to the axle, but to something on the roof at the top of the passenger side door.

Revived ‘harmful to minors’ library materials bill advances in Idaho Legislature

A new bill seeking to prohibit public and school libraries from making “material harmful to minors” available to children under 18 is heading to the floor of the Idaho House of Representatives for a vote.  On Monday, the Idaho Legislature’s House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines to send House Bill 384 to the House floor.

A long tail about old noodle soup; or how much is that chicken in the Mesozoic?

I came to the Boundary County Restorium on a rainy Wednesday, November 15, nervous. Scared. Trying to put on the air of Cool Hand Luke as the Restorium bus pulled up and I rode my chair to the side, waiting for the door to open. Not where I pictured I’d be when I grew up, but here I was … make the best of it. Be smart, capable. Look cool as is possible and make the best of it. I allowed a damp mist to converge and mingle with my tears as I waited to board the conveyance that would carry me away to “The Home.” I’d seen “Happy Gilmore.” Above all else, boy … be cool

Normal energy use can resume, Avista says

Avista is pleased to announce that customers can now resume normal energy use. This follows a period of conservation requested by the company due to a mechanical issue with one […]

A comedic legend coming to Bonners Ferry

Way back in the mid-80s, living in Spokane, I came to the conclusion, ultimately proven false, that I was going to be a stand-up comic when I grew up. In the few years it took to disabuse myself of the notion, I had a few successes and made a number of dear friends. One of them, it gives me great pleasure to say, will perform in Bonners Ferry this month. If you like comedy and a good laugh, you will love Nick Theisen. ~ By Mike Weland

Groups work like clockwork to get freezing man to help

At about 6:25 a.m. today, Boundary Ambulance personnel were called out into the cold and dark to go to the aid of a 35-year-old man stranded in his disabled truck off Highland Flats Road in the vicinity or Round Mountain Road. He said he was extremely cold and feared frostbite was setting in.

A 15-year love affair broken up on questionable grounds

A Moyie Springs woman is mourning the loss of her companion of nearly 15 years, a crusty old gentleman who prefers being outside rather than inside with her. By all accounts, her gent can be a cantankerous sort, but with her, he is ever loving. Ever there. Until a day in August when, on the basis of a stranger’s allegations, her dedicated companion was taken from her while she was miles away.

Chief deputy prosecutor passes

Boundary County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tevis Hull, 63, died unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday evening, January 3, 2024, in Sagle. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center at 602 Schweitzer Cutoff Road, Sandpoint.