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An early morning call to the fair office was answered by an appropriately busy fair administrator today, who confirmed without hesitation that the Centennial Boundary County Fair is not just a go, it's actually going!

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In a "normal" year, the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club sponsors the Kootenai River Ride and sells tickets on a bicycle. Since this is an unusual time, the ride and bike ticket sales are cancelled.

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One of the last B-25 bombers that saw active combat during World War II landed at Coeur d'Alene's Pappy Boyington Field this morning, and it'll be on display and available for crawl-throughs and even flights between now and Sunday.

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Three North Idaho residents died Sunday evening in a single vehicle collision on Highway 200 in Bonner County.

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The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a suspected human-caused wildfire, Stirton Road (N11005), near the community of Kimberley. The fire is approximately two hectares in size and is being actively actioned by initial attack and unit crews, with aerial support from air tankers, and ground…

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The National Park Service on Thursday offered the following sound advice for handling unexpected bear encounters on its Facebook page. Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.⁣⁣

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Recently, rumours about a COVID-19 outbreak has made the rounds on social media. Many of you have found these rumors convincing, and I’m hoping that this post will help clear up any confusion.

Sports & Outdoors

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Bonners Ferry Badger Cross Country will begin its 2020 campaign at 4 p.m. Monday, August 10, in the bleachers at Kenny Mendenhall Stadium.

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As the non-profit that supports Boundary Community Hospital, the Board of Directors for Fry Healthcare Foundation (FHF) has decided to cancel their annual Golf Tournament for 2020.

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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…

Letters to the Editor

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A common human trait, it seems, is the need to look down on and/or hate other human beings. Whether that be in the interest of self preservation or ego inflation makes no difference, it's something we all do. What must change if we are to progress socially beyond where we're at now is how we…

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The Coronavirus pandemic has been the dominating issue in our country for months now, and with the recent debate surrounding subjects such as unemployment and schools re-opening, it’s important to evaluate the steps the President and his administration have taken to ensure America will get t…

Social

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Congregants at Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church invite all in the community to join them at 9 a.m. Sunday, August 2, on the church parsonage lawn, next to the church, for an outdoor worship service led by thir new pastor, Lee Books.

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Rhome DesBiens, your 86-year-old mother reached out and asked us to send you a big "Happy Birthday!" from her, and she wants you to know she's thinking of you ... Happy birthday, Rhome!

Obituaries

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Kay (Burtner) Thompson announces her passing on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at home with family near Bonners Ferry, Idaho at the age of 77 years. Private family services will be held at a later date at the Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.

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Erma Lee Peterson, 81, passed away on August 3 at Life Care Center in Sandpoint. Per Erma’s request, no service is planned.

Robert Berg, proud father, loving husband, mad scientist, mountain man, and bad joke connoisseur, passed into the next dimension on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

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Wilmer Charles "Bill" Stemmene lost his fight with cancer on July 20, 2020, at Kootenai Health. A celebration of life will be held late spring or early summer 2021.

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Douglas Clyde Smith passed from this world on July 14, 2020, at Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona. He was so weary from having health issues these last few months it was time to let go and make his way home.

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