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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Congress and the Trump Administration have enacted three phases of legislation providing resources to support the fight against the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service say that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

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One new case of COVID-19 in the Idaho Panhandle today brings the total cases to 45, with 42 cases confirmed in Kootenai County and three in Bonner County.

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With our late spring this year, there is still time to prune your fruit trees! Then follow pruning with a dormant spray, which is your best defense against over-wintering insects and some diseases during the growing season.

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Public health plays a critical role in building strong, prosperous, and free societies around the world. Today, as our Nation and entire global community continue to combat the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we reaffirm our commitment to do our part to stop the spread of this …

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The investigation continues into the death of chiropractor Brian Drake, 45, Hayden, who was shot to death on the evening of Thursday, March 12, at or near his office on Bonners Ferry's South Hill.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state governments have made decisions that may impact your income and tax filings. Please pay careful attention to the different deadlines for Idaho state and federal filings below -- they are about a month apart.

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The Bonners Ferry branch of Columbia Bank has closed its lobby except by appointment until further notice, asking all customers who are able to use their drive through or online banking services.

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Any business, school, organization or agency with news of a COVID-19 related closure or postponement in Lincoln County, Montana, Boundary County Idaho or the Kootenay Region of British Columbia is encouraged to message notices here, email them to mikew@kootenaivalleytimes.com or call (208) 2…

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This year's Hall Mountain Fire Association Auxiliary officers and committee chairpersons for 2020 are: Justine Williams, president Janis Jessup, treasurer, Jodi Stoddard, secretary.

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Due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along the northern border, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at the Port of Porthill, Idaho, effective Monday, April 6.

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More Boundary County roads have reopened to hauling in spite of the wet, wintry weather we've been enjoying, but many are still closed due to spring breakup conditions.

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Bandit has been missing since Friday in the Ruby Creek/Highland Flats area and the boy who is missing his companion is heart broken. Bandit is a male heeler and he's super friendly.

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The Centers for Disease Control reports 277,205 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today in the U.S. and a cumulative total of 6,593 deaths, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Baltimore, shows 311,301 confirmed cases in the U.S., 14,694 recovered and 8,476 deaths as of 5:21 p.m. Eastern today.

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With over a million people around the globe suffering COVID-19, more and more people with the sniffles or a cough wonder if it could be ... and wonder at what point they should take their symptoms seriously and when and how they should seek a test or medical attention.

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Susan Mueller is working on her Easter project at Trinity Lutheran Church, compiling an iMovie of videos families send her of them making and displaying signs that say "Christ is Risen" and "Alleluia!"

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The National Weather service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 11 p.m today, with one to three inches of snow possible in Boundary and Bonner Counties.

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In response to a letter written by Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler on Thursday, Bonner General Health this afternoon issued a press release written by Dr. Ben Good and endorsed by the hospital, by BGH medical staff and the ER team saying they continue to follow guidelines from the Center…

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“Grandma: I’m in the hospital, sick, please wire money right away.” “Grandpa: I’m stuck overseas, please send money.” Grandparent scams can take a new twist – and a new sense of urgency – in these days of Coronavirus.

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As New York reels under the strain of COVID-19, with 92,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,400 deaths as of Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a scathing letter to New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who had requested the president appoint a military general to oversee the Defense Production Act.

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Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler wrote a letter today urging Governor Brad Little to assemble the full legislature for an emergency meeting in Boise to discuss points raised about the COVID-19 response in a letter by Naples, Florida, businessman Alfie Oakes, contending that "media fear" h…

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The Idaho Transportation Department has launched a new traffic-tracking tool that allows government agencies, emergency services, and the public to see the latest changes in driver behavior on Idaho highways.

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Boundary County School District #101 will move to a soft school closure beginning April 6 and continue through April 20 at a minimum in an effort to protect our students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members.

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