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The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in finding Alejadro G. Flores, a 14-year-old Hauser boy who is missing after a late-night ATV ride.

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A tractor-trailer crashed on I-90 about five miles east of Wallace this morning, and one eastbound lane remains closed as of 5:30 p.m. as crews clean apples off the roadway.

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CORRECTED: A Spokane man facing two counts of rape in Boundary County was arrested twice last week for DUI in Spokane. This week, six Spokane Police officers involved in his arrests and his cell mate are under self quarantine after Mordecai L. Cochrane, 21, tested positive for COVID-19.

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Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho has met the criteria to advance to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly reopen Idaho’s economy.

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As of 8 a.m. today, Boundary Community Hospital's clinical medical laboratory has run 98 tests for COVID-19, with 91 returning negative and seven awaiting results.

June 15 is the last day for eligible homeowners and disabled veterans to apply for a reduction in their 2020 property taxes. They must give their completed application to their county assessor by that date.

Boundary County Commissioners will meet in special session at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28, in the Commissioners’ Office, Room 28 in the Boundary County Courthouse, 6452 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry, to conduct a conference call with the county elected officials/department heads meeting to rece…

After nine weeks of lobby closures at Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) offices statewide, reception areas opened again Monday.

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Despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic including a transition to remote learning midway through the semester, a total of 913 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction this spring, LC State administrators announced. Boundary County was well represented.

I have a personal favor to ask of everyone who knows and loves my beloved brother, Rockey (see "Rockey Burkholder is Bonners Ferry at its best"). My dear husband, Marty, has been taking my soon-to-be 95-year-old mother, Valdie, and 72-year-old brother/town mascot, Rockey, on road trips throu…

A local lady dropped off 60 handmade "thank you" cards for staff at Boundary Community Hospital Thursday. Each card is personally inscribed, “Thank you for caring at such a trying time."

Sports & Outdoors

The Forest Service staff on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests is preparing campgrounds for forest visitors in alignment with state orders and federal phased reopening plans.

I called Governor Little’s office and got a return call today about opening the Trap Club to shooting again. They said okay as long as we limited to 10 people and stayed six feet apart for social distancing, which is fine for shooting as shooters are nine feet apart anyway to abide by trapsh…

Applications for controlled deer, elk, pronghorn and fall bear hunts run May 1 through June 5. Elk hunters are reminded that new for 2020, there is a five-day waiting period to buy capped elk zone tags for any resident who applies for a controlled elk hunt regardless of whether the person dr…

Congratulations to Sawyer Livesey of Post Falls, Idaho on setting a new catch/release record for Bull Trout. Sawyer caught the monster while fishing the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry on April 8.

Obituaries

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I am saddened to pass word that Foster Mayo, who worked and volunteered many years with the Bonners Ferry Police Department and the Boundary County Sheriff's Office, passed away this morning, May 24, 2020, of cancer.

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Thomas A. Wells, 81, Missoula, passed away on March 4, 2020, in Apache Junction, Arizona. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

John Bradley Standal, 73, passed away at his home in Bonners Ferry May 21, 2020. A full obituary is pending and arrangements to be announced.

Viola Bertha Welchko went to heaven on April 13, 2020, at Sunrise Assisted Living, Danville, California. She was 104 years young. Interment will be in Bonners Ferry.

Mikell P. Mowreader, 85, of Hayden, passed away at her home on May 4, 2020. The family plans a private graveside ceremony in July and suggests memorials to Hospice of North Idaho, Feeding America or the St. Maries Chapter of Friends of the Library.

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