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October 13
Lady Slippers take it all in fourth week of Tuesday's Trouble bowling: Kathy Konek got high scratch game 183 and third high scratch series 427 in the fourth week of Tuesday Trouble bowling at AJ's Lanes October 5. Carolyn McNeill got second high scratch game 164 and second high scratch series, 450. Alice VanGundy got third high scratch game 160 and Jeanne Osborn got high scratch series 454. By Dolores Sweet
October 11
Badgers healing up in time for districts: The Badger Cross Country teams took an early morning bus ride to Lewiston Orchards near Lewiston High School for the Inland Empire Challenge Saturday, and came hope with several new personal bests.
October 6
Tuesday's Trouble finishes three weeks of bowling: On September 28, Tuesday's Trouble high scratch game went to Alice VanGundy 166 and high scratch series 441, second high game Denise Crichton 157 and third high scratch series 418, Michelle Sweet got third high scratch game 153 and Kim Haworth got second high scratch series 432.
Deer season kicks off October 10 in most of Idaho: If you're a rifle hunter, your deer season starts October 10 in most parts of the state. The general, any-weapon deer hunts includes most, but not all, units. You can find out which units are available in the Big Game Seasons and Rules booklet. Hunters can expect a fair-to-good deer hunting season, but with some caveats.
October 4
Badgers shine at Ben Castro Invitational: Sunny skies and warm temperatures were a welcome sight to the competitors at Thursday's Ben Castro Invitational at Pinehurst Golf Course, hosted by Kellogg High School. As has been the case in recent weeks, the Badgers continued to post increasingly fast times and did not fall prey to the dullness of certain sections of the course.
October 2
Pheasant hunting opening on Boundary-Smith Creek WMA: Back by popular demand, hunters can enjoy a second year of pheasant hunting at two wildlife management areas in the Panhandle, including the Boundary-Smith Creek WMA in Boundary County. Whether you are a new hunter or a seasoned veteran, pheasant hunting opportunity in 2021 will not disappoint! By T.J. Ross
September 29
Tuesday's Trouble back at the lanes: Tuesday's Trouble are back again! They started their season the day after Labor Day, but since the computers at AJ's Lanes were down we couldn't get readouts. You're going to get two weeks' scores with this write-up. By Dolores Sweet
September 28
Alexander has individual win, girls get team trophy Priest River: The Badgers traveled to Priest River Tuesday, September 21, and ran the 5k Ivan Benson Invite at Priest River High School. They modified their course to include a couple of non-consecutive laps on the track, which made it a little bit faster than normal. Highlights on the boys side included a big win for Badger Connor Alexander. On the girls side, the Badgers brought home the trophy.
September 27
Still time to see spawning Kokanee in Trestle Creek: It’s a sight you will never forget. The rhythmic sound of moving water, the crisp fall air and the vibrant red fish filling the creek will all leave you with a cherished and lasting memory. There is still time to see kokanee in Trestle Creek! For those who haven’t seen these red fish spawning in the past, September is a great month to see them for yourself.
September 24
Badgers struggle with late season injuries: On Saturday, September 18, the Badger's cross country team hosted a 5k meet at Bonners Ferry High School. The weather brought light drizzling rain all morning, but not the torrential downpour they had feared. Six schools attended; the entire Intermountain League plus 5A Coeur d'Alene high school.
September 14
Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club season starting: The Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club (KVRPC) is dedicated to the sport of small bore shooting and invites other interested people to join them. Competitive shooting is a sport of precision. KVRPC practices indoors with .22 caliber rifles and pistols shooting at a distance of 50 feet.
September 13
Badgers run well at Timberlake Invitational: On September 11,the Badger cross country teams were at Farragut State Park for the Timberlake Invitational, grateful that the smoke and eventual rain on Friday led to ideal race conditions on Saturday. The dust was tamped down, the conditions were cooler than the rest of the week, and this made for some really good racing conditions.
September 11
Lady Badgers edge by Libby in back-to-back meets: It was a grueling evening for the Badger varsity volleyball team on Thursday, September 2, going five sets after the road trip to Libby, but the team's mettle and drive sustained them as they prevailed, three games to two. They did it again last Thursday.
September 7
Friends of Mirror Lake enjoy Labor Day tourney: Friends of Mirror Lake held their annual benefit golf tournament over Labor Day weekend. A good turnout raised money for future improvements to the course. The tournament featured a nine hole alternate shot team format and a second nine hole sole survivor format for Flights A and B.
Mother moose moves Post Falls River Run: A mother moose taking up residence in Kiwanis Park meant Saturday's cross country meet had to be moved to Q'emlin Park on the Spokane River in Post Falls. The Post Falls team set up a beautiful little 1.8-mile course that started and finished on the beach, but also wound its way through a well shaded park and up into some rocky hills as well. It was very technical, which Badger coach Tyler Warner said our runners are becoming very good at.
August 30
Badgers volleyball squads shine in season opener: The Stillwater Christian volleyball teams of Kalispell, Montana, made the long trip to Bonners Ferry to face the Badgers in their season openers on Saturday, and made the long trip home with losses across the board.
Badger cross country season off to promising start: The Badger cross country team traveled to Libby Friday to run its first full meet of the season at Cabinet View Golf Course. Libby High School hosted and set up a beautiful course, measuring a full 5k, mostly grass, and cooler temperatures combined to make it an exceptional and fast morning for everybody.
August 28
Tuesday Trouble women's bowling starting season: The Women's Bowling League Tuesday Trouble is starting up on Tuesday, September 7. All skill levels are welcome. They will meet every following Tuesday until spring. Stop by AJ's Lanes, 6696 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, September 7 to learn more.
August 26
Lake Pend Oreille walleye staying put: Walleye concentrations have not changed much since the July update, with most fish still located primarily in the western portions of Lake Pend Oreille. Most walleyes are near the Sandpoint bridges, in the northern portions of Oden Bay and around Fisherman's Island and continue to be found in the Pend Oreille River, with several tagged fish found recently near Laclede and Thama.
IDFG hosting Panhandle safe skills workshop: Idaho Fish and Game staff and volunteers in the Panhandle Region will be hosting a "Hunt Safe Skills Workshop" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 18, at the Panhandle Regional office, 2885 W Kathleen Avenue, Coeur d'Alene.
August 25
Information sought on bull trout poaching on Pack River: Idaho Fish and Game has information regarding illegal harvest of bull trout on the Pack River in the Lake Pend Oreille basin this summer. Fish and Game conservation officers are seeking any information the public may have that might lead to identification of the people involved.
August 12
IDFG seeks comment on Panhandle fishing proposals: Idaho Fish and Game is currently seeking public comments on statewide proposed fishing regulation changes for 2022-2024. There are two proposed regulation changes in the Panhandle Region that Fish and Game would like to hear anglers' thoughts on.
August 10
Hunters' help needed to monitor CWD in Idaho: Chronic Wasting Disease is a threat to Idaho’s big game animals, and Fish and Game needs to prevent it from entering the state and monitor for it within the state. CWD is a contagious and fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk, and moose in North America.
August 6
Badger cross country hits practice field Monday: The Bonners Ferry Cross Country Team will hold its first practice/parents meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, August 9, in the bleachers at Kenny Mendenhall Stadium, unless air quality is poor, in which case practices will be held indoors until the smoke clears.
August 5
Hayden Lake access closing for maintenance: The Sportsman's Park access site on Hayden Lake will be closed to all public access August 9 through the 11. Fish and Game will be seal coating and re-striping the asphalt parking lot at this site.
August 4
IDFG seeks comment on fishing rules: Idaho Fish and Game is asking for public comment on potential changes for the update of the fishing regulations booklet for next the three-year cycle, 2022-2024. Comments will be accepted until 10 p.m. Pacific, Sunday, August 29.
July 27
136 finish Kootenai River Run: With the exception of timing disruptions caused by unregistered runners crossing the finish line, Saturday's Kootenai River Run, set as part of Kootenai River Days festivities, went well. "From the bands to the belly dancers, to the Restorium Renegades, to the fruit, to the finish line crew, to the prizes, to the course set up, to the scholarship coordination, promotions, ads, t-shirts, and so much more, this year's run was such a success!" said Paul Bonnell, who helped organize the run.
July 19
Highlanders: Local law enforcement was well represented over the weekend at the Kootenai Highland Gathering and Celtic Games at the Riverbend Restaurant field, Libby, and they represented the community well!
July 16
BCH offering Badger sports physicals July 27: Boundary Community Hospital is proud to continue its yearly Sports Physicals in conjunction with Bonners Ferry High School and Boundary County Middle School. Physicals are required before the first practice starts for students participating in any sports, including robotics and flag football
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