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Frank and Jerri Duarte found Bonners Ferry in a way many other people end up discovering it. They vacationed in north Idaho and stumbled upon our small town and knew they wanted to retire in the area. However, becoming the new owners of the Northside School Bed and Breakfast was much more se…

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The University of Fairbanks Geophysical Institute predicts that beginning tonight and continuing through Sunday night, there's a chance of seeing the Northern Lights all across the northern Continental United States, to include North Idaho, Creston, Troy and Libby.

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After reading the article published earlier today, incumbent Bonners Ferry Mayor David Sims responded, calling and asking if County Clerk Glenda Poston mentioned a letter, dated today, that he received this morning. She hadn't.

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Two weeks after election day and after a reported challenge by incumbent Bonners Ferry Mayor David Sims, County Clerk Glenda Poston said she has not received anything regarding the recall and that unless she does, Dick Staples's two vote win November 5 stands and he is the new Mayor of Bonne…

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Each year, I honor Idaho veterans and volunteers who support veterans with the Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award. The lives of the award recipients are fascinating and inspiring and represent the core of what makes our communities and state so special. A common characteristic a…

I honor America’s prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) and call attention to National POW/MIA Recognition Day through Senate statements each year to try to help keep national focus on the return of American service members. Additionally, to assist with this effort, U.S. Senato…

Boundary Ambulance Service has been blessed with donations from both Dr. Stu Willis, our medical director, and his son Dr. Hank Willis and family. We are humbled by the generosity of the Willis family and greatly appreciate being able to keep snow off of the ambulances as well as getting our ambulances fixed and back on the road!

Boundary Ambulance Service. The amount of time between injury and response is consistently cited as a reason to maintain the current level of service. Sadly though, there are not enough “billable hours” to pay for that service. Jeff Lindsey states he has taken a pay cut. He fails to mention he took a position as Bonner County EMS Director.

In a 1787 letter to U.S. Representative William Stephens Smith, Thomas Jefferson posed a question, "what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

Sports & Outdoors

Each year the coaches from District I meet and name their District 1 cross country teams and their All-League list. This year, Badgers Abigail Gorton, Ceci Roemer, Hunter Smith and Taylor DeFalco are among the district's elite.

The Badger All League Soccer players chosen this year are Dalin Foster, Ben Tompkins, Daniel Walker and Lily Blackmore. Not pictured is Jennifer Schmitz. GO, BADGERS!

The Bonners Ferry Badgers concluded their season at the Port Neuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello for the Idaho 3A State Championships. Cold temperatures in the high desert in the weeks prior to left snowdrifts on the course, icy patches, but sunshine in the days prior led to ideal racing conditions that firmed up ground and PRs and SRs for many competitors.

The Badger fifth and sixth grade football team traveled to Lakeland for their last game of the season, and despite a 14-6 loss, head coach Gary Aitken Jr. had only good words for this iron man squad of 13 sixth graders and a few tough underclassmen, who he said stepped up to the challenge and came to play.

Congratulations to Sophie Egizi on setting a new catch-and-release record Gerrard rainbow trout! The 8-year-old angler wrangled up the 36.5-inch monster while trolling flies on on Idaho's famous Lake Pend Oreille in early October. Lake Pend Oreille has a well deserved reputation for producing trophy trout.


Community members turned out for the surprise retirement celebration of Barb Rawlings on Saturday, November 9, at the FairgroundsValley Events Center in Bonners Ferry. Rawlings is retiring after 40 years as a midwife. Hosted by Womancare Midwives, people came to enjoy a potluck and surprise …

The Boundary County Farm Bureau Federation held its annual meeting Saturday at the Chic n Chop restaurant. President John Kellogg led the meeting, and also recognized and presented a vase of beautiful yellow roses to Boundary County Farm Bureau Federation District One Farm Wife of the Year Kathy Reibli.


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Kaydon Booth, 19, Creston, passed away November 14, 2019, in a logging accident at a job site near Creston. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Creston Room at the Creston & District Community Complex, 312 19th Avenue North, Creston.

Mary Etta Miller, 58, Libby, left this earth for heaven on Thursday, November 7, 2019. She was surrounded by her husband and all of her children. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the new addition to Farm to Market Store, 5725 Farm to Market Road, Libby.

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