Caelem posts a win in season’s first outing

In his first outing of the season, Caelem Stewart, 11, took a checkered flag Friday at Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, winning the eight-lap (two mile) B Heat. He finished the […]

Marianne Hale joins husband in retirement

Hired in August, 1997, today was the last day of a wild and wonderful tenure spanning just over a quarter of a century of service to both Boundary County School […]

Herd of Badgers bound for state

By Piper Banning Badger Reporter Timberlake may have taken the Intermountain League titles in boys and girls track May 9-10, but the Badgers, finishing second in both, will be well […]

Naylors celebrate double graduation

Roger and Kandy Naylor, Bonners Ferry, are doubly proud this graduation season as they celebrate two Liberty University graduations! Their son, Shane, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, while their […]

New bear spray recycling program established

By Laura Roady Naturally North Idaho Do you have expired bear spray sitting around? Not sure how to dispose of bear spray properly? Boundary and Bonner County residents and visitors […]

Hundreds of Beavers invading Bonners Ferry

Prepare yourself for the funniest movie you have ever seen! The Pearl Theater is thrilled to be hosting the North Idaho premier of Hundreds of Beavers, the comedy cult hit […]

Kootenay Lake Board of Control to meet at KRI

The International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold its annual public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Kootenai River Inn, 7196 Plaza Street, Bonners […]

National Pet Week winners named

Only two students showed up for the NPW Poster Contest photo, and since the picture looked a little bare, the two got to have their picture taken with the amazing […]

Drone show to light up Creston’s 100th birthday

Indulge in a mesmerizing Drone Show – an exquisite fusion of dazzling lights and enchanting music, meticulously crafted exclusively for Creston! Watch as the sky ignites at the Creston & […]

Mesrtzweiller is teacher of the quarter

Mt. Hall Elementary School’s certified employee of the the third quarter is third grade teacher Rachel Mertzweiller. This is her second year at Mt. Hall and her students and our […]

A Senior’s Center Celebration of Moms

The Bonners Ferry Seniors Center was all bustle and ado Friday in preparation for very special lunch in celebration of some of Boundary County’s most beautiful moms. Before staff could […]

G4 solar storms set to hit Earth

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a severe geomagnetic storm warning from a solar outburst due to reach Earth this afternoon, possibly disrupting power, radio and television. The […]

Lance Freeze pursuing career in medicine

Lance Freeze, a 2020 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School and the son of Joe and Tracy Freeze, Bonners Ferry, will graduate from University of Idaho on Saturday, May 11, […]

Lady Badgers stand together strong

By Piper Banning 9B News Badger Sports Reporter Some days, nothing you try seems to work. All you can do is keep trying. In so doing you never lose … […]

Meeting ends when crowd grows to violate fire code

By Clarice McKenney More than 90 people crowded the room where Boundary Board of County Commissioners intended to hear from the public about the proposed amendment to the enforcement provisions […]

Burn permits required beginning Friday

Idaho Burn Permits are required annually between May 10 and October 20. Obtaining a burn permit ensures your burn is in compliance with Idaho law (Idaho Code 38-115). Individuals living […]

Flags to half staff Sunday for fallen firefighters

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded […]

Seniors Center holding a yard sale

Help make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community! The   Bonners Ferry Seniors Center is selling several items that have become unnecessary clutter in hopes to free […]

Father and son duo make Badger history

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter For Badger junior Asher Williams, the 2023/24 basketball season was special, filled as it was with remarkable achievements, including the Badger basketball team’s first […]

April a record month for 9B.News

9.B.News has logged 5,440,319 hits from 57,930 unique visitors so far in 2024, with a record 1.7-million plus hits coming in April, well over the previous high month of 1.3-million […]

Eight Badger juniors named Idaho Top Scholars

Bonners Ferry High School principal Lisa Iverson is pleased to present her school’s North Idaho College Idaho Top Scholars (l-r) Helene Rae, Morgan Tye, Sydney Hinthorn, Jesse Fess, Sydney Beckle, […]

Electioneering setback from polling sites increase

As primary election day 2024 draws near, Boundary County Clerk Glenda Poston wants to ensure county residents are aware of new electioneering setbacks from polling sites signed into law March […]

Seniors Hospitality Center reopening Monday

The Seniors Hospitality Center, 6635 Lincoln Street will reopen its doors on May 6, following a temporary closure after the discovery of significant management issues. An audit is now underway, […]

2024 Bonners Ferry DYW program a night to remember

By Piper Banning There was an amazing amount of talent in and around Bonners Ferry High School’s Becker Auditorium Saturday evening as 14 young women, all high school juniors, culminated […]

Family in Friday fire lost everything

A Moyie Springs family stopped at the store on their way home Friday so they could spend the weekend at home, but when Rae Stindt opened the door of their […]

Riley Kimball is Bonners Ferry’s 2024 DWY

  By Piper Banning Your Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Woman of 2024 is Riley Kimball (left), 1st Runner Up: Sydney Hinthorn, 2nd Runner Up: Alexandra Fodge and 3rd Runner Up: […]

Riders and rodders help ease family’s burden

By Mike Weland Wednesday was special for a three-year-old Bonners Ferry boy and his family, coping with the very worst news any parent could ever have to face; “I’m sorry, […]

Everybody wins at BFHS donkey basketball gala

By Piper Banning and Mike Weland Photos by Martha Fowler The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter brought the bray back to the Badger Den Wednesday night to showcase some of the […]

Three BCMS Badgers capture rare and elusive t-shirt

Lavelle Mayhew, Joan Moellmer and Julie Erikson, sixth, seventh and eighth grade respectively, were identified by Boundary County Middle School staff as being safe, civil and/or productive and were paid […]

Idaho flags to half staff for fallen deputy

Governor Brad Little ordered U.S. flags and State of Idaho flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Ada County Deputy Tobin Bolter who was shot while conducting a traffic […]

Tribe, BPA seeking comment on refuge floodplain proposal

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to provide funding to the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho to restore floodplain connectivity to the Kootenai River historic floodplains within the Kootenai National Wildlife […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.

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.

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, […]

2024 Badgers make school history

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badgers walked the knifes edge in Nampa this memorable Saturday, March 2, but the tougher the challenge the deeper they dug down, and […]

Trump wins all the Idaho marbles

The Idaho Republican Party has announced that President Donald J. Trump has won the Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus, winning all 32 of Idaho’s delegates to the Republican National Convention in […]

Snowmobiler dies in Upper Pack avalanche

At about 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, the Boundary County Sheriffs Office received a distress call from a snowmobiler in the upper mountainous area of Pack River in the Hunt […]

Badger lady wrestlers bring home state hardware

The Badger girls came home from the 2024 Idaho State Girls High School Wrestling Championship in Pocatello last weekend with 73.5 points and a third place finish behind Thunder Ridge, […]

County acquires empty downtown grocery, park ground

Boundary County Commission Chair Tim Bertling confirmed that the county closed last week on the sale of the old grocery building downtown that’s been sitting empty since 2017, with plans to move the county courtrooms and other of the busier county offices into. Commissioners have a good idea of what they’d like to see in the 15,000 square foot building and they’re shopping for an architectural firm to work out the details and put the plans to paper.

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.