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January 27
Two weeks of Tuesday's Trouble: Elaine Wheeler took it all in week 16 of Tuesday’s Trouble ladies league bowling; high scratch game 201, high scratch series 463, high handicap game 264 and high handicap series 652. Regina Colby got second high scratch game 170, second high scratch series 426, second high handicap game 237 and third high handicap series 633.
January 20
KV Rifle & Pistol Club indoor season underway: The Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club and Junior Rifle Club’s indoor competitive shooting seasons are underway! The clubs compete in area matches and with more distant clubs through a tournament where scores shot on our home range are compiled via email. The Junior Rifle Club is active in promoting marksmanship, competitive target shooting and safe gun handling.
January 9
Smallmouth bass state record falls once more: It was a typical cold, December day in central Idaho with rain down low and snow in the mountains. While many anglers might have been thinking about ice-fishing, winter steelhead or even putting a fresh coat of wax on their skis and hitting the slopes, Joey Walton had other plans: big smallmouth bass. Knowing he had to make the long run across the reservoir, he set out early in search of a trophy.
December 30
Second year for Kootenai River Angler Science Program: For some, winter is a time to hibernate in the comfort of a warm home, enjoying a hot drink by a crackling fire. For others, winter offers a unique opportunity to try their hand at landing the native and once rare burbot in the Kootenai River. Referred to by some as the Kootenai leopard or ling cod, burbot in the Kootenai River are once again being pursued by anglers.
Why you shouldn't feed backyard deer: The hardship of winter motivates some well-meaning people to set out food for deer. The truth is, they’re wild animals adapted to winter, and feeding them can quickly create a variety of problems significantly affecting their health and survival. Despite good intentions, supplemental feeding of deer often harms them, frequently resulting in their death.
December 28
Konek tops Tuesday's Trouble week 15: Kathy Konek got high scratch game 175, high scratch series 466, second high handicap game 243 and second high handicap series 670 in week 15 of Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling. Alice VanGundy got second high scratch game 161 and second high scratch series 462. Donna Kent got third high scratch game 150, third high scratch series 442 and third high handicap series 658.
December 21
Claybusters not slowed down by weather: It was 12 degrees and snowing on Saturday, and still the intrepid Bonners Ferry High School shooting team, Duke's Claybusters, were out on their Highway 2 home range, breaking clay and honing their skills. Firing at 50 clay disks 4 5/16 inches in diameter launched at about 45 miles per hour, this week's top scorers were ...
December 19
Tuesday's Trouble weeks 13-14 in the books: Sheila Benson took it all in week 13 of Tuesday’s Trouble ladies league bowling at AJ’s Lanes; high scratch game 166, high scratch series 441, high handicap game 233 and high handicap series 642. Kathy Konek got second high scratch game 157, third high scratch series 416, second high handicap game 228 and third high handicap series 629.
December 11
Claybusters brave inclement weather to go shooting: It was a cool day for practice Saturday as it was 29-degrees, the wind was swirling and it was snowing so hard it was very hard to see the targets, but that didn't stop Bonners Ferry's Duke's Claybusters from spending time on the range to get in some practice.
December 9
District champions ...
The Boundary County Middle School wrestling team edged Kellogg by one point Thursday to earn the district championship!
December 6
Sapphires sparkle in week 12 of Tuesday’s Trouble: Carolyn McNeill got high scratch game 193, second high scratch series 442, high handicap game 263 and second high handicap series 652 in week 12 of Tuesday’s Trouble ladies bowling at AJ’s Lanes. Elaine Wheeler got second high scratch game 169, high scratch series 469 and high handicap series 655, Sheila Benson and Michelle Sweet tied for third high scratch game 168 and Michelle got second high handicap game 241.
November 30
Denise Chrichton rocks Tuesday's Trouble: Denise Chrichton took it all in week 11 of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling; high scratch game of 226, high scratch series with 512, high handicap game 304 and high handicap series, 746. Jeanne Osborn took second high scratch game, 176, tied for second high scratch series, 451, second high handicap game, 425, and third high handicap series with 658.
November 25
Donna Kent has a spectacular Tuesday: Donna Kent was on fire Tuesday, taking high scratch game with 203, high scratch series 491, second high handicap game, 277, and high handicap series, 713, to lead the way in week ten of Tuesday's Trouble ladies league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Way to go!
November 16
Week nine in the books for Tuesday's Trouble: In week nine of Tuesday's Trouble league bowling at AJ's Lanes, Alice Van Gundy got high scratch game 176, second high scratch series 440 and high handicap game 239. Regina Colby got second high scratch game 163, high scratch series 442, third high handicap game 231 and third high handicap series 646.
November 10
Jeanne Osborn has good day at the lanes: Jeanne Osborn rolled high scratch game 175, high scratch series 433 and high handicap game, 240, in week eight of Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling at AJ's Lanes. Donna Kent got second his scratch game with 160, third high scratch series, 423, second high handicap game, 237, and second high handicap series, 654. Denise Crichton took third high scratch game with 149.
November 7
Local smallbore shooters shine in NRA sectional: In the spring of 2022, members of the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club shot in the NRA Sectional rifle match at their home range. They compete with .22 caliber rifles, single shot, at a distance of 50 feet indoors. A sectional match is one in which a shooter obtains their national ranking. Matches are held across the United States, the scores are sent into the NRA then combined with others to see how everyone did. After months of waiting the results are in.
October 29
Badger season continues!!
Katie Banning photo
The 2022 Bonners Ferry Badgers are 9-0 with a 21-7 win over the Wood River Wolverines and moving up to the next bracket!
October 26
Two weeks of Tuesday's Trouble: Alice VanGundy took high scratch game in week five of Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling at AJ's Lanes in Bonners Ferry with 163, high scratch series at 456, second high handicap game 228 and second high handicap series with 651. Evelyn Smith took second high scratch game, 160, high handicap game 257 and high handicap series, 664. Regina Colby got third high scratch game, 157, and second high scratch series with 407.
October 20
IML Champions ... Bound for state!
Photo courtesy Teresa Rae
Congratulations go out to the Bonners Ferry High School Varsity Volleyball team for winning the Intermountain League District Championship match against the Timberlake Tigers last night! The win sends the Badgers to the IHSAA 3A State Tournament being held in Idaho Falls next week, October 28-29. GO BADGERS!!!
October 17
Volley for a Cure 2022 raises $4,476: Volley for a Cure 2022 raised $4,476 for our local Cancer Support Group! What a great night of pink attire, Badger volleyball, and community fellowship! There was not a dry eye in the gym as we supported the fighters, honored the survivors and remembered the taken all while beating Timberlake and raising money for a truly worthy cause! Everyone in the Badger volleyball program extends thanks all of the community members and businesses who supported this year’s event.
October 14
Topaz makes a good showing in Tuesday's Trouble week four: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game with 157 and high scratch series of 424 in week four of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's Lanes, and Gail Thompson took second high handicap game 232 and tied for second high scratch game, 152, with Michelle Sweet, who also took third high scratch series with 414.
Catch monster trout, help science: If you've spent much time fishing on Lake Pend Oreille, then maybe you’ve been lucky enough to catch a monster rainbow trout. If not, you’ve likely seen pictures of the truly impressive fish that reside there. In recent years, Lake Pend Oreille has been producing more rainbow trout over 20 pounds than anywhere else on Earth! This world-class trophy fishery is firing on all cylinders right now, and Idaho Fish and Game is working hard to keep it that way.
October 5
Week three in the books for Tuesday's Trouble: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game with 169, second high scratch series, 444, high handicap game 243 and third high handicap series 666 to lead the way in week three of Tuesday's Trouble Bowling at AJ's Lanes. Kathy Konek tied for second high scratch game with 165 and tied with Lil Jiminez for high handicap game 240. Elaine Wheeler tied for second high scratch game, 165, and took high scratch series with 451.
October 4
Eight Badgers set PRs at Lewiston: Conditions were optimal for a good day on Saturday for the Inland Empire Challenge. The course at Lewiston got a good amount of rain on Thursday and Friday, so there was no risk of dust and the ground was great for allowing spikes to grab deeply into the soil. It would have been nice if it had stayed a little cooler for the later races, but everybody runs under the same conditions, and everybody had a great day anyway.
October 3
Lot of great items up for grabs at Volley for a Cure Tuesday: Don't forget there's volleyball for a cause Tuesday; it's Volley for a Cure at Bonners Ferry High School! Join us as we take on the Timberlake Tigers, with C/JV action beginning at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.. All proceeds raised at this event go directly to our local cancer support Group...this year’s silent auction is going to be a doozy! Building a house/shop/shouse? Idaho Forest Group has graciously donated a unit of lumber - get some wood and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time!
September 28
Volley For A Cure just around the corner: It’s that time of the year again! Join the BFHS volleyball teams as they take on the Timberlake Tigers on Tuesday, October 4, with the C/JV starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity at 7 p.m. in their annual Volley For A Cure event!
September 27
The Topaz shine in week two of Tuesday's Trouble: Michelle Sweet bowled a 167 and took high scratch game and took 454 and high scratch series in the second week of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Donna Nystrom rolled 164 for second high scratch game and Kathy Konek took third with 157. Elaine Wheeler bowled second high scratch series, 447, and Sheila Benson third with 423.
September 21
Tuesday's Trouble returns to the lanes: Sheila Benson took high scratch game 170 and high scratch series with 470 as Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling returned to AJ's Lanes to kick off a new season on Tuesday. Carolyn McNeill took second high scratch game with 166 and third high scratch scratch series with 391, Regina Colby took third high scratch game, 379, and DaVonna Cada took high scratch series with 397. By Dolores Sweet
September 16
Badgers now 4-0!
Katie Banning photo
The Bonners Ferry Badger football team is now 4-0, having defeated the Connell Eagles, 14-6, after a 202-mile road trip to Connell, Washington ...
with help, of course, from an amazing cheer squad! Go, Badgers!!
September 15
What to do if hunt affected by large fires: Hunters planning their first trips want to pay close attention to fire closures and be prepared to alter their plans if necessary. Large fires are common in Idaho and are often burning when archery season opens at the end of August. Fires can created large closure areas that temporarily curb hunters’ access to some areas.
September 12
KV Rifle & Pistol Club holding reunion: Are you a past member of the Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club? Did you use to target shoot in the basement of the Sportsmen’s Club? They're having a reunion get-to-together of past and present members of the Junior Rifle, Senior Rifle and Pistol Club members!
September 8
Bonners Bash Demolition Derby is still on: Despite the Boundary County Fairgrounds being used as the staging area for those fighting the Kootenai River Complex fires, the Bonners Bash Demolition Derby and all the fun that goes with it is still a go for 7 p.m. Saturday! Organizers and Forest Service officials have been working together to make it work, and areas will be roped off to delineate areas needed for fire personnel. Demo derby patrons are asked not to cross the lines and to make way for fire fighters.
September 6
Boundary-Smith Creek WMA ADA duck blind upgraded: The ADA-accessible waterfowl blind installed at the Boundary-Smith Creek Wildlife Management Area in 2021 has been upgraded to improve parking and access for hunters, with a parking lot immediately across the road from the current location of the blind, located on the northernmost portion of the WMA.
August 24
Fry Foundation's 13-annual golf tourney just around the corner: The 13th annual Fry Foundation Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, takes place Friday,, September 9, at Mirror Lake Golf Course in Bonners Ferry, and both players and sponsors are invited to take part!
August 15
2022 Badger football is here! All are encouraged to come out to meet and support the Bonners Ferry Badger football team in a Blue and White Lift-A-Thon, potluck and scrimmage on Friday, August 19, taking place in the high school weight room and at Kenny Mendenhall Stadium.
August 14
Tuesday Trouble gearing up for bowling season: Tuesday Trouble Ladies Bowling League will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday September 6, at AJ's Lanes, 6696 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. All levels of skill are welcome. Come in a bit earlier for more information on the upcoming season.
August 4
BCMS football practice starts Monday: Boundary County Middle School football practice is set to start August 8. The first week will be focused on conditioning and during the second week, athletes will go full pads. Practice will be held Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the practice field.
August 1
Badger cross country season set to begin: Bonners Ferry High School cross country will begin fall practice at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 8, at the south end of the bleachers of the football/track stadium with a mandatory parent/information meeting to be followed by a short practice. Coaches will be going over team rules and expectations for the season.
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