No new cases of COVID-19 today in Idaho's five northern counties, with 42 cases in Kootenai County and three in Bonner County. Boundary, Shoshone and Benewah remain free of the illness.
Recreational vehicle registrations will be paused in April as the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation implements a new, online system to provide faster transactions and better service.
The Bonners Ferry High School football field will light up on Friday night, April 10, one of about 100 schools around the state that will turn on stadium lights to honor students and communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Sandpoint woman died Tuesday evening in a single vehicle collision on Highway 95 at Careywood Road north of Athol.
With Idaho state K-12 public schools under a soft closure order for the remainder of this school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis-Clark State College is helping teachers earn credit for delivering remote and online instruction through a workshop.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, issued an update on the Paycheck Protection Program, a provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
More disabled veterans in Idaho are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,320 on their home and up to one acre of land thanks to a recent law change.
Based on the recent “soft closure” guidelines issued by the Idaho State Board of Education, the Idaho High School Activities Association will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The University of Idaho release it's list of Fall Semester 2019 graduates, and three Boundary County students have new diplomas.
After a night of dubious talent and hilarious fun, Badger Ben Tompkins (right) was crowned Mr. BFHS 2020 Friday night at Bonners Ferry High School.
This year the Hall Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Raffle Grand Prize will be a $1,000 shopping spree at Far North Outfitters, and second place will be winner's choice; a Henry 22LR Rifle or an M&P .380 EZ Pistol!
Sports & Outdoors
At their April 4 meeting, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a rule that temporarily suspends the sale of several types of nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags and permits. The action is effective immediately and lasts until the rule is repealed consistent with relevant sta…
Idaho Fish and Game has not closed any fishing or hunting seasons in response to Covid-19, and the department is providing guidelines in accordance with the Governor's orders for social distancing at least six feet apart, including while fishing and at access sites and boat ramps.
Even though the annual banquet is cancelled, North Idaho athletes, teams and coaches have been selected as finalists for the annual North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame awards.
The Fish and Game Commission recently approved spring Chinook fishing on the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers to start April 25 and run until closed by the Fish and Game director.
Alfred 'Al' Victor Pennock, Libby, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the age of 91. Services, initially set for Saturday, April 18, have been postponed due to the current pandemic. The date will be announced once rescheduled.
Cathy Lynette Shaw, 65, passed away suddenly March 29, 2020, at her home in Naples. Due to current concerns regarding travel and social gatherings, a memorial service for family and friends celebration of life will be held at a later date.
At the age of 85, Hod joined his former baseball teammates on April 1, 2020. His final days were spent at the Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene and now the angels are rejoicing as they welcome him home. A memorial is being planned at a later date.
Russell A. Nida, 71, passed peacefully in his Lewiston home Monday, March 23, 2020. Services will be held in Cottonwood at a later date, with a gathering to follow for friends and family.
Bob John Schatzel, beloved father, son, and brother, age 52, of Chesaw, Washington, fell asleep in Jesus at his parents' home in the Moyie Springs area on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Letters to the Editor
Dr. Ben Good and Bonner General Health have asked citizens to trust their judgment regarding the coronavirus and the associated restrictions on freedom. In response, I have one simple request to make of them:
Publishers note: While this letter is written specifically about the COVID-19 response in Kootenai County, it applies in most places around the world. Novel coronavirus is, as the name implies, novel, meaning new and never before seen, either immunologically by those the virus afflicts or by…
I reached out to Boundary County Extended Care to find out if residents could use anything to ease the “lockdown.” This is the response I received.