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 […]

Filing period for 2024 primary approaching

The period for filing declarations of candidacy petitions in Boundary County for the May 21 primary election will open at 9 a.m. Monday, March 4, and run from 9 a.m. […]

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. […]

Official notice of GOP caucus

  This serves as official notice that the Idaho Republican Presidential Nominating Caucus will be on Saturday, March 2. The caucuses will be held at locations in every county across […]

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.

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of January 22

***Monday, January 22, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, Commissioner Wally Cossairt, Commissioner Ben Robertson, Clerk Glenda Poston, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser. […]

Bat tests positive for rabies in Kootenai County

A bat found in Kootenai County on February 7 tested positive for rabies according to Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW). A Kootenai […]

USS Idaho to be christened in March

The U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS Idaho (SSN 799), will be formally christened and named on Saturday, March 16, at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, […]

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 […]

Lincoln County Sheriff seeking burglary suspects

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying two burglary suspects. In the early morning hours of February 6, the two broke into Meadowlark Log Homes […]

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 […]

Police warn of scammers out to steal what’s yours

In the wake of numerous recent fraud attempts the Bonners Ferry Police Department sends out a reminder that no legitimate law enforcement officer will call you asking for money, and […]

Threat of morning snow ended

5:27 a.m.: It’s 34-degrees in Bonners Ferry and it appears we missed the predicted nasty weather, and what did fall below 2,500 feet across the region, the Spokane office of […]

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. […]

Little lauds introduction of school funding bill

Governor Brad Little issued a statement today following the introduction of the school facilities funding and tax relief bill Thursday. “I am so grateful to my partners in the Legislature […]

Five running for two seats on Creston town council

The Town of Creston will be hold a by-election to fill the vacant Councillor positions resulting from the resignation of Councillors Jim Elford and Anthony Mondia in 2023. General Voting […]

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 […]

Rasor making bid for Idaho House 1A

Cornel Rasor is a conservative community leader North Idahoans trust. He was raised in Bonner County, growing up on his parent’s ranch. Cornel and his wife Kim have been married […]

FAFSA deadline extended

Students applying for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship now have until March 31, 2024, to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), rather than March 1. The FAFSA is […]

ISP seeking top-notch troopers

The Idaho State Police (ISP) is actively seeking qualified and driven individuals to join our team of dedicated men and women who safeguard the residents of Idaho. Embark on a […]

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.

Boundary County’s registered sex offenders

At present, there are 33 registered sex offenders living in Boundary County, up six from January 2, 2023, when this list was last published. There are currently no registered juvenile […]

Lowman running for District 1 House B seat

My name is Chuck Lowman. I’m asking for your vote on May 21 to serve as your representative in the Idaho House of Representatives for District 1-B. In running for […]

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, […]

BF Vet holding third feral cat fixing clinic

The Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic is continuing its efforts to address the overpopulation of the county’s feral cats by hosting another sterilization clinic, its third cat spay and neuter clinic […]

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.

House Bill 415 is a disaster waiting to happen

House Bill 415 as written is a disaster waiting to happen with implications to lessen school safety instead of enhancing it. It is a piece of legislation unsolicited by any school district or school related entity in Idaho, and it was written in a vacuum and pushed onto our state by the National Rifle Association. This bill is redundant and needs serious revision so that all Idahoan stakeholders can have input

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 […]

Republicans advance bill to arm school staff

Despite fervent opposition from school trustees, administrators and teachers as well as concern from law enforcement officials, Idaho Republicans advanced a bill that would grant school employees the right to carry guns in classrooms and give them legal immunity if they engage in a gunfight on campus.

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 […]

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. […]

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of January 8

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of January 8 ***Monday, January 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, Commissioner Wally Cossairt, Commissioner Ben Robertson, […]

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of January 1

***Monday, January 1, 2024, Commissioners did not meet due to the New Year’s holiday. ***Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, […]

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of December 25

***Monday, December 25, 2023, Commissioners did not meet due to the Christmas holiday. ***Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, Commissioner […]

Commissioners’ Minutes – Week of December 4

***Monday, December 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, Commissioner Wally Cossairt, Commissioner Ben Robertson, Clerk Glenda Poston, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser. […]

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.

!! SCHOOLS CLOSED !!

All Boundary County School District 101 schools are closed today, Wednesday, January 17, due to adverse weather conditions.

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.

Winter storm warning issued for North Idaho

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for heavy snow moving into the region Tuesday night and a winter storm warning for the system it will […]

Winter storm watch issued Tuesday to Thursday

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm watch for North Idaho and northeast Washington, calling for as much as a foot of new snow from Tuesday afternoon […]

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 […]

January 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

What’s in a Name? • May 3, 1963. 700 Black children marched peacefully in Birmingham, Alabama to protest racial segregation and were met with police brutality that shocked the country […]

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.

Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, January 11

Mayor Alonzo called the Special Council Meeting to order at 12:01pm. Council members present were Ron Smith, Brion Poston and Adam Arthur joined by Zoom. Staff members present were City Engineer Mike Klaus, City Clerk/Treasurer Deborah Garcia. No Public were present.

Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, January 2

Mayor Alonzo called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Council present were Ron Smith, Val Thompson, Adam Arthur, and Brion Poston. Staff present were City Administrator Mike Klaus, City Attorney Andrakay Pluid, Police Chief Brian Zimmerman, Clerk/Treasurer Deborah Garcia. Public present …

Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, December 19

Mayor Alonzo called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Council present were Ron Smith, Val Thompson, Brion Poston, Adam Arthur. Staff present were City Engineer Mike Klaus, City Attorney Andrakay Pluid, Clerk/Treasurer Deborah Garcia, Planner Tess Vogel, Planner Clare Marley

Avista asking customers to conserve

Avista is asking customers to conserve natural gas as a result of a mechanical issue occurring with a transmission natural gas provider for Avista. The pipeline supplier’s issue is affecting […]

North Idaho man dies of flu; ninth this season in Idaho

Panhandle Health District (PHD) is reporting North Idaho’s first influenza-related death for the 2023-24 flu season. The individual, who was in their 20s, died due to complications from an influenza […]

Blizzard conditions close Idaho roads

Blizzard conditions across much of the state has caused the Idaho Transportation Department to close several routes. Plows will be out in full force today and until the winter weather […]

Skin Creek Water lands DEQ grant

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of $279,580 to seven drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary […]

Sheriff’s admin phone is now working

From the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office: 10:32 a.m. Friday, January 12, UPDATE — The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office main administrative line, (208) 267-3151, is back in service.

Warming centers set up for Boundary County residents

By Andrew O’NeelBoundary County Public Information The National Weather Service is forecasting very cold temperatures in Boundary County starting tomorrow, January 12. Forecasted daytime temperatures near zero during the day […]

Dangerous cold expected

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a wind chill warning for dangerously cold conditions, in effect until noon Saturday in the Kootenai/Cabinet Region of northwest Montana, with wind gusts […]

Wind chill warning issued

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a wind chill warning for dangerously cold conditions, in effect from 10 p.m. today through noon Saturday. The thermometer is expected to drop […]

Avalanche warning issued for North Idaho

The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center, Sandpoint, has issued an avalanche warning indicating high avalanche hazard for the entire forecast region. Danger will remain high through Thursday at elevations above 5,500-feet in the St. Joe Mountains of the Silver Valley, Selkirk Range and Cabinet Mountains of Northern Idaho and Western Montana.

Winter weather updates

  Montana winter storm warning to be followed by storm watch 2:20 p.m.: The winter storm warning in northwest Montana will remain in effect through 11 a.m. Wednesday, and it […]

9B News standing by to keep community informed

The first predicted major winter storm of this year is approaching as of 2 p.m. and a little behind schedule; it is now estimated that snow will begin falling in Bonners Ferry at about 6 p.m. today. In the days ahead, I will be standing by to bring you news as I receive it, and I encourage everyone to share with me any breaking news you might have, no matter the time, day or night.

Idaho State of the State Address

The full transcript of Idaho Governor Brad Little’s sixth State of the State Address, delivered today in Boise.

Take Back Idaho taking on extremists

Take Back Idaho PAC, which is dedicated to protecting Idaho from extremism and misinformation, are ramping up their nonpartisan efforts to ensure a more informed electorate and over time, a […]

Winter storm to be followed by bone-numbing cold

This week’s weather is shaping up to be frightful, with snow forecast to begin falling in Bonners Ferry at about three p.m. today and continuing nearly nonstop through about 11 […]

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.

Winter storm watch issued for North Idaho

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm watch for North Idaho, which will go into effect Monday morning after a current winter weather advisory now in effect […]

Winter storm heading to northwest Montana

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has added a winter storm watch on top of a winter weather advisory issued Friday for the Kootenai/Cabinet and Lower Clark Fork Regions. The advisory […]

Sauter will seek to keep on serving

By Mark Sauter It’s been nearly two years since a couple of friends called and encouraged me to run for the state legislature. It’s been a good learning and working […]

Winter weather advisory issued for North Idaho

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for North Idaho and northeast Washington for snow and slick driving conditions, in effect from 10 p.m. Friday through […]

Ordinance adopted on Kaufman zone change

BOUNDARY COUNTY, IDAHO SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE #24-6 BOUNDARY COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING FILE #23-0065 STEVEN & LENA KAUFFMAN ZONE CHANGE RURAL RESIDENTIAL TO RURAL COMMUNITY/COMMERCIAL TITLE: AN ORDINANCE OF BOUNDARY […]

Public meeting for the Porthill Land Port of Entry Draft EA

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts from the proposed expansion and modernization of the existing Porthill Land […]

County P&Z to meet January 25

Notice is hereby given that public hearings pursuant to Idaho Code and Boundary County code have been set for the Boundary County Planning & Zoning Commission on January 25, 2024, […]

‘Top Cop’ proposal misperceived by community watchdog

Recently, there have been conversations on social media regarding a program that my patrol sergeant introduced to the patrol deputies of the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office. The program, referred to as “Top Cop,” was intended to directly encourage proactive policing, criminal interdiction and involvement with the community by the deputies.

Winter weather in northwest Montana

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai Cabinet and Lower Clark Fork regions of northwest Montana for snow, in effect from 8 p.m. […]

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.

Assessor’s office facing another round of ‘efficiency:’

Online Renewals? Why are there different totals on my renewal notice? First, a little background for those who may be new to the area: The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Idaho is run at the state level by the Idaho Transportation Department, or ITD. At the local county level, the assessor oversees motor vehicle registrations and the sheriff typically oversees driver’s licensing. Your local Boundary County Assessor’s Office/DMV has been adapting to some new statewide programs being implemented by ITD.

Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions

Felonies and misdemeanorsDecember 16 – 29 Judge Lamont Berecz Natalie Marie Adams, Bonners Ferry, born 2002, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance November 14, charging agency not listed, […]

Over-snow vehicle use decision rendered

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has issued a final decision for the Kaniksu Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Project. The Kaniksu Project designates a system of over-snow vehicle routes and riding […]

Ridin’ the rails still not a good idea

A 32-year-old Coeur d’Alene man is facing multiple charges after taking a drive through a railroad crossing arm at the Arizona Street railroad crossing and then headed west … on […]

Police acquire new video camera system

The Bonners Ferry Police Department is pleased to announce the recent purchase of a new video camera system for the police department. This new system includes dash cameras for the […]

BNSF delivering wreaths for veterans graves

As you gather with friends, family, and loved ones this month, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive adorned with the Stars and Stripes and a festive wreath may have rolled […]

Winter arrives at 7:27 p.m. Thursday

Excerpted from EarthSky.org The 2023 winter solstice, the arrival of winter, takes place at 7:27 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, December 21, marking the shortest day and longest night of the […]

A new way to vote is gaining traction

By Zachary RothIdaho Capital Sun  With U.S. democracy plagued by extremism, polarization and a growing disconnect between voters and lawmakers, a set of reforms that could dramatically upend how Americans […]

Idaho schools get $61-million Christmas gift

It is a very Merry Christmas for Idaho’s public schools this year. Public schools are receiving a $61,532,200 distribution for the current school year, which is the largest portion of […]

Flags to half-staff for justice O’Connor

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was an American icon, the first woman on our Nation’s highest court. She spent her career committed to the stable center, pragmatic and in search of […]

Snow, freezing rain expected in Kootenai/Cabinet

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region for freezing rain and wet snow overnight, which could make the morning commute a little […]

124th Christmas Bird Count coming up

Boundary County is where we call home, and it’s that time of year to count another group that also calls it home. It is time to survey our feathered friends […]

Double murder suspect possibly spotted in area

Several Ponderay residents in the past week have reported possibly seeing a man wanted for two murders last year in Okanogan County, Washington, and area residents are warned that Dylan […]

Watch out for “clone-site” scams

By Mike Weland The Internet can simplify many tasks for you, but scammers have figured out how to get you when you go online to do such routine tasks as […]

Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, September 5

MINUTES BONNERS FERRY CITY COUNCIL September 5, 2023 6:00 pm Mayor Staples opened the meeting at 6:00 pm with the pledge of allegiance. Present for the meeting included Council members, […]

Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, September 19

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING September 19, 2023 6:00 pm Mayor Staples opened the meeting at 6:00 pm with the pledge of allegiance. Present for the meeting included Council […]

Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, September 22

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING September 22, 2023 8:30 AM Mayor Staples opened the meeting at 8:30 am. Present for the meeting included Council members Val Thompson, Rick Alonzo […]

Boundary County Commission minutes week of December 4

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of December 4, 2023***Monday, December 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, Commissioner Wally Cossairt, Commissioner Ben Robertson, […]

Boundary County Commission minutes week of November 27

Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – Week of November 27, 2023***Monday, November 27, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Tim Bertling, Commissioner Wally Cossairt, Commissioner Ben Robertson, […]

LCSC, ISU to train PAs in Bonners Ferry

Lewis-Clark State College and Idaho State University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cement and streamline a partnership that will serve the vital health care education needs of […]

Open primaries initiative reaches 50,000 signatures

By Clark CorbinIdaho Capital Sun Organizers with Idahoans for Open Primaries announced Wednesday the coalition has gathered more than 50,000 signatures as part of its effort to qualify a ballot […]

Idaho GOP faces early deadline for caucus

The Idaho primary election isn’t until May and there are no looming deadlines, the Idaho Democratic presidential caucus is two days later, so no pending deadlines there, but those wishing […]

Golf committee recommends Ben over Dick

The golf committee empaneled to interview applicants to take over management of Mirror Lake Golf Course next season after the retirement this year of Ralph Lotspeich have once again forwarded […]

First half property taxes due next week

Boundary County Treasurer Jennifer Economu reminds all Boundary County taxpayers that the deadline for paying the first half of the 2023 property taxes without penalty is Wednesday, December 20, 2023. […]

Creston Fire Rescue to share holiday cheer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — when Creston Fire Rescue shares the Christmas spirit with the community by Christmas caroling Creston Fire Rescue Style! Their decorated fire […]

Idaho’s big game can handle most Idaho winters

Humans aren’t the only ones who can find it a bit of a struggle when extremely frigid weather or unusually deep snow hits Idaho. Our state’s wildlife — specifically deer, […]

NIC Basic Patrol Academy celebrates 16 graduates

It can be difficult to make it through a 16-week college course. Studying for exams and taking notes during lectures can be exhausting, but the graduates of North Idaho College’s […]

Hantz found deceased in Huson Peak area

A citizen called Lincoln County Sheriff’s dispatch at 10:01a.m. Tuesday and reported finding Johnnie Hantz deceased in the Huson Peak area off Quartz Creek Road, his Can Am side by […]

Herndon seeks comment on constitutional amendment

The next legislative session is just four weeks away, and Idaho Senator Scott Herndon, District 1, is seeking public comment on a constitutional amendment he plans to propose this session […]

Achtung! Watchman conveys Stasi warning

As Human Rights Day approached, the Boundary County Watchman on Saturday posted Facebook links to “Achtung! Amerikaner – Interview Gordon Kahl and Casey Whalen Discussing Modern Day Stasi State,” a 13 1/2 minute podcast “interview” attempting to make the case that collaboration between northwest human rights organizations and state and federal law enforcement agencies amounts to a disgusting evil on par with Stasi, the Ministry for State Security of East Germany from 1950 to 1990 often likened to Russia’s notorious KGB.

Snow expected in Kootenai/Cabinet region

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for snow in the Kootenai/Cabinet region of northwest Montana, in effect from 5 p.m. today through 11 a.m. Sunday. […]

Missing Buddhist monk may be in North Idaho

The search continues for a 64-year-old Buddhist monk reported missing November 7 from the Srvasti Abbey in Newport, Washington, having gone for a walk after lunch and failing to have […]

Canada coal mines a concern for Kootenai Tribe

By Mia MaldonadoIdaho Capital Sun Members of the Kootenai Tribe have spent decades and more than $500 million since the 1980s to restore fish populations in North Idaho, and despite […]

Advisory issued for weekend snow

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for snow in North Idaho and northeast Washington, in effect from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday. Two […]

Flags to half staff for Pearl Harbor Day

On this day 82 years ago, 2,403 service members and civilians were killed in a painful and unprovoked attack on our Armed Forces. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we […]

Former GOP chairs warn Moon of unrest in the ranks

Former Idaho Republican Party chairs Tom Luna of Caldwell and Trent Clark of Soda Springs formally warned Chairwoman Dorothy Moon and her party allies of growing discontent among Idaho’s nearly […]

Chaplain Corps hosting dinner for first responders

The Boundary County Chaplain Corps is hosting a drop-in dinner for all first responders in Boundary County from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, December 9, at Covenant Bible Church, 59 Plato Drive, […]

IDGOP responds to former GOP chairs claims

We believe it is crucial to address the recent allegations and veiled threat made by former IDGOP chairs Tom Luna and Trent Clark suggesting that the Idaho Republican Party is […]

Trow Creek Water lands DEQ grant

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of $331,741 to nine drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary […]

Libby man and his dog still missing

Johnnie Lee Hantz, age 72, of Libby was reported missing on November 29. He was last seen leaving Libby on Tuesday, November 28, driving northbound on Highway 37 in a […]

District 1 Republicans persist in dysfunction

By Mike Weland The Legislative District 1 Republican Central Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, in the Sandpoint VFW Hall, 1325 Pine Street, and as has become […]

Winter weather advisory issued for Kootenai/Cabinet

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region of northwest Montana for snow and freezing rain, in effect from 2 p.m. today through […]

Property tax bills hitting mailboxes this week

Property tax bills arrive in Idahoans’ mailboxes across the state this week, and in most counties, taxpayers will see huge reductions in year-over-year taxes due to the historic property tax […]

Libby man and his dog missing

Johnnie Lee Hantz was last seen leaving Libby, Montana, on Tuesday, driving northbound on Highway 37 in a camo-colored CAN-AM side by side with Montana license plate AAMX0486. He was […]

On snowy roads, watch out for the wings

With expectations high for the most significant lowland snow accumulations so far this season, Idaho Transportation Department plows are out in force preparing the roadways for safe travel. Nearly all […]

VanGesen announces run for Boundary County Sheriff

Jon VanGesen, 54, Naples, is entering the race for Boundary County Sheriff. VanGesen said he decided to run for Sheriff in the 2024 Republican primary election to continue the path […]

Pinkerton in race for county commission

Lester “Les” Pinkerton is announcing his candidacy for District 1 Boundary County Commissioner, currently held by Wally Cossairt. “Retirement brought me back home to Bonners Ferry. I want to give […]

Schuman announces candidacy for sheriff

My name is David Schuman. It is my intent to run for Sheriff of Boundary County in the next election. I started my Peace Officer career in 1979, with the […]

Travis Stolley announces bid for sheriff

Born and raised in Bonners Ferry, Travis Stolley joined the United States Marine Corp soon after graduating Bonners Ferry High School in 2005, serving nearly nine years before receiving an […]