On July 12, Dr. Jay Apt, four space shuttle mission astronaut and currently professor and co-director of Carnegie-Mellon University’s Electricity Industry Center, interrupted his flying vacation to the western U.S. to come to Northern Air at Boundary County Airport for recurrent flight training.
Governor Brad Little announced that more than 10,000 Idaho Return to Work bonuses were sought for employees by nearly 2,000 Idaho businesses today – the first day of the application window opening.
The Lincoln County Health Department has received notice of an additional seven cases of novel coronavirus in Lincoln County. The breakdown of demographics is as follows:
Beginning Tuesday, July 14, Panhandle Health District (PHD) will only be writing orders for COVID-19 testing for individuals who are uninsured and do not have a primary care provider.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
A Coeur d'Alene man is under suspicion of impaired driving after a single-vehicle collision in Rathrum Sunday morning that seriously injured his passenger.
Lincoln County Health Department has received notice of an additional 19 cases of novel coronavirus in Libby. The breakdown of demographics is as follows:
If you are noticing smoke over the metro, a few wildfires are burning in Washington, including the Road 11 fire northeast of Wenatchee, that went from 2,000 acres, as logged on the U.S. Wildfire Activity Map at 1:08 p.m. today to around 10,000 acres, as reported by KXLY Channel 4, Spokane.
A range of two dozen Mexico-based company 4E Global hand sanitizers, many carrying the Blumen label and known to have been sold in Bonners Ferry, have been recalled and a warning issued to avoid their use.
In the face of a novel coronavirus and COVID-19, people seem awful quick to pooh-pooh the power of the virus, and the misperceptions have deep historical roots here in the Americas.
Due to the announcement of additional cases of COVID-19 in Boundary County, those at the Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry and the Wine Walk committee feel that it would be unwise to take chances with the health of our community at this time and have made the decision to cancel the Rotary Wine Wa…
U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Montana, this week sponsored the "Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act," which would restrict federal funding to cities and states that allow “anarchist jurisdictions” when local or city governments give up their duty to protect its citizens from non-government…
Sports & Outdoors
A cool breeze and cloudy skies greeted the half dozen naturalists as they met along the Kootenai River near Libby, Montana. The group discussed strategies to see more birds, the keys to identifying Rocky Mountain Region wildflowers and shrubs, how to better tune into the natural world and th…
Several historic lookout towers across the Idaho Panhandle continue to be staffed by various agencies, including the Forest Service and Idaho Department of Lands.
2020’s Kootenai River Run has been canceled in the spirit of social responsibility, but that hasn’t deterred the committee’s commitment to our community’s exceptional youth. This year there were three qualified candidates for the Kootenai River Run’s $1,000 scholarship.
Boundary Community Hospital is again offering its annual free Sports Physical Clinic as a service to Boundary County student athletes. This year the event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28.
9B Arenacross fills the Boundary County Fairgrounds arena Saturday, June 27, with gates opening at 5 and racing kicking off at 6 p.m.
Three Idaho anglers won $1,000 each after catching reward-tagged fish in the Pend Oreille walleye lottery during the month of May. These are the first reward tag winners since the program launched in March 2019.
Letters to the Editor
Flirting with defamation directed at an Idaho taxpayer and family-owned small business is a shameful way to introduce one's candidacy for public office (even a Democrat candidacy), but that's exactly what would-be politician Travis Oler did in his July 9 article in the Kootenai Valley Times.
Nearly every article I publish these days on a topic of politics, health or science is increasingly met by derision, requests for statistics not covered, condemnation for not covering all the alternative "facts" or conspiracies and and more.
Whenever the Idaho Freedom Foundation and its allied politicians, such as Julianne Young (R-Blackfoot) and Heather Scott (R-Blanchard), are attacked for representing special interests, they have two basic defenses. First, the Idaho Freedom Foundation argues that conservatives are not a “spec…