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March 19
Tuesday's Trouble weeks 23-24: Kathy Konek took high scratch game, 163, high scratch series, 422, tied for second high handicap game, 231, and took second high handicap series, 626, to lead week 23 in Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling in week 23 of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Regina Colby was a pin behind, scoring 162 for second.
March 12
NRA Foundation grants Claybusters $10,400: The NRA Foundation has awarded the Bonners Ferry Claybusters Trap Team a grant totaling $10,400 to fund ammunition for the shooting program. "We are very excited about our Claybusters team," said Head Coach Ron Campbell, "and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community and our youth. The coaching staff and team members thank the NRA Foundation and the Friends of the NRA for selecting our program and providing ammunition for this amazing team.”
March 7
KV shooters shine in sectional match: On the weekend of February 24 - 26, the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club in Bonners Ferry hosted two rifle matches. Both were what is known as a sectional match. Your score is sent to the NRA and all sectional scores are accumulated and your national ranking determined. Those results being posted by the NRA later in the year.
March 2
Adam Hiatt Frontier Conference Coach of the Year 
Montana Tech head basketball coach Adam Hiatt, a 1997 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School and the son of Russ and Sulet Hiatt, was named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year after his Orediggers defeated the Providence Argos Tuesday night, 103-95, winning Montana Tech's second consecutive conference tournament championship. It was the highest scoring tourney championship in conference history. Read more here.
March 1
Sapphires sparkle in week 22: Alice VanGundy took high game, 163, and high scratch series, 438, and Donna Kent got second high scratch game, 161, in week 22 of Tuesday's Trouble ladies league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Carolyn McNeill rolled third high scratch game with 161.
IDFG 'Learn to Hunt & Fish' day camps slated: If hands-on learning is your thing, look no further than our Learn-to-Hunt-and-Fish day camps in the Panhandle Region! Not only do participants leave hunter education certified, but they also leave with more specialized hunting and fishing know-how compared to a standard hunter education class. During summer 2022, staff from the Idaho Fish and Game Panhandle Regional office hosted these camps at the Farragut Shooting Range Center. Participants raved about their experience.
February 27
Ranked Number 1 in State!
The Bonners Ferry Badgers basketball team finished their season top seeded in state 3A with a 21-1 record, and they'll be heading to Meridian High School Thursday, March 2, to take on number eight seed Buhl at 7 p.m. to open their bid for the 2023 Idaho state championship! GO, BADGERS!!
February 23
Duke's Claybusters shotgun raffle underway: The Bonners Ferry High School trapshooting team Duke's Claybusters is once again selling raffle tickets to purchase safety equipment, targets and ammunition. Prizes are a $100 gift certificate at Super 1 Foods, dinner, spa and a night's stay at the Kootenai River Inn and a Mossberg shotgun.
February 16
Nik Bertling sets LC indoor pole vault record: Lewis-Clark State College's Nik Bertling, Bonners Ferry, was named the Rize Laboratory Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week on Monday. Bertling, a senior pole vaulter, broke his own school record in the indoor pole vault when he cleared a height of 4.67 meters (15.3 feet) at the Whitworth Invite February 10-11 in Spokane.
Sheila Benson rocks week 21 of Tuesday's Trouble: Sheila Benson ran the lanes in week 21 of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's Lanes February 7, taking high scratch game 173, high scratch series 470, second high handicap game 235 and high handicap series 656. Elaine Wheeler got second high scratch game 166 and third high scratch series 424.
February 13
Tuesday's Trouble, weeks 18 and 19: In week 18 of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's, Alice VanGundy took high scratch game with 178, third high scratch series, 444, and tied for second high handicap game, 238. Regina Colby took second high scratch game, 177, high handicap game 246, and second high handicap series, 645. Elaine Wheeler took third high handicap scratch game, 161, second high scratch series, 448, and third high handicap series, 634.
February 9
Apply now for spring turkey controlled hunts: Turkey hunters looking to apply for 2023 spring controlled turkey hunts have until March 1 to apply. Information on the spring 2023 controlled turkey hunts can be found in the 2022-23 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules book.
February 5
Local shooters do well in Junior Olympic state championship: The North Idaho Junior Olympic Rifle Championship took place on the weekend of January 17 at the Kootenai Valley Rifle Range. Shooters from the Bonners Ferry (KV), Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene clubs represented. Their scores of shooters were combined with competitors from southern Idaho and the 2023 Idaho Junior Olympic Champions declared.
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.
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