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The National Weather Service, Spokane, has upgraded a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning above 3,000 feet in the Idaho Panhandle in effect through 10 a.m. Friday.

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These words are attributed to Hans Christian Anderson, the Danish author of “The Little Mermaid” and other old style fairy tales. Music reverberates through each of us, but seems to converse on a deeper level with the heart that is frightened or too shattered for words. After months of perso…

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Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo Hillstomp is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, and they'll be on stage at the Pearl theater at 7 p.m. Friday, December 13.

U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota)’s legislation to help stop unwanted robocalls has gained the support of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Crapo and Klobuchar introduced S. 2204, the Data Analytics Robocall Technology (DART) …

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Cailey Rankin is a hometown girl from Bonners Ferry, now preparing to graduate with honors with a business degree from Boise State University. She is hoping for her community's support as she and her team of entrpreneurs compete for funding for their business idea, BLink.

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Boundary County School District 101 has established a GiveGab online fundraiser in an effort to ensure that Boundary County students and their families have accesss to warmth during the winter months, food for the long breaks and appropriate attire to wear for extracurricular activities.

The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter storm warning above 3,000 feet in the Idaho Panhandle, effective from 7 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Friday.

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proceeding with impeachment charges against President Trump. As a member of Congress and an Idaho Representative, I understand the gravity of the situation. Every future U.S. President will be subject to the precedent Congress sets within the next few days.


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Brian and Courtney Morter, Bonners Ferry, were blessed with a baby girl, Hannah Rose, Monday evening, December 9, at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Oregon.

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This year's sixth annual Night of Nativities features hundreds of unique and beautiful nativity sets from around the world; Japan, Mongolia, Germany, France and elsewhere, and many are not only for children, but made by the hands of children!


John Fritts passed away at his home near Naples on December 7, 2019.  Funeral services are pending and a full obituary will follow.

Lloyd B. Richardson passed away on December 6, 2019, at Hearthstone Village in Sandpoint. Private arrangements are being made.

Vicky A. Colter passed away on December 8, 2019, at her home near Naples, Idaho. Private arrangements are being made made.

Kathleen S. Hedrick passed away on December 7, 2019 at her home near Naples, Idaho. Private arrangements are beinig made.

Sports & Outdoors

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The University of Idaho Track & Field program is excited to announce the signing of Victoria Rae of Bonners Ferry High School. Rae is one of the top throwers in the Northwest who has a lot of potential.

Idaho's All-State high school soccer teams were announced today, and Bonners Ferry Badger junior Dalin Foster was named to the Class 3A Boy's second team. He was the only member of the boys teams from the Intermountain League.

Swimmer Julia Cummings, the first swimmer in Badger history, brought more trophies home to the Badger trophy case, taking second place in the girls 100 yard back and third in the 50-yard freestyle.

Holly Ansley put up 14 points to lead all scorers Tuesday as the Badgers hosted Lakeland, but a short jumper by Hawk Katy Ryan at the final buzzer gave Lakeland a one point win, 53-52.

Letters to the Editor

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More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and, absent a medical breakthrough, that number could rise to nearly 14 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This disease is tragic and life-altering—wherever, whenever and whomever it strikes.


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