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A cool breeze and cloudy skies greeted the half dozen naturalists as they met along the Kootenai River near Libby, Montana. The group discussed strategies to see more birds, the keys to identifying Rocky Mountain Region wildflowers and shrubs, how to better tune into the natural world and th…

Several historic lookout towers across the Idaho Panhandle continue to be staffed by various agencies, including the Forest Service and Idaho Department of Lands.

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2020’s Kootenai River Run has been canceled in the spirit of social responsibility, but that hasn’t deterred the committee’s commitment to our community’s exceptional youth. This year there were three qualified candidates for the Kootenai River Run’s $1,000 scholarship.

Boundary Community Hospital is again offering its annual free Sports Physical Clinic as a service to Boundary County student athletes. This year the event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28.

The nonprofit organization Idaho Trails Association is looking for hikers who are interested in helping on one-day, weekend and week-long projects throughout the summer to maintain trails in North Idaho.

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…

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 The action is effective immediately and lasts until the rule is repealed consistent with relevant sta…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.

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.

The Idaho High School Activities Association, in the response to COVID-19, and to best serve our member schools, student participants, coaches and Idaho families are announcing the following:

Reece Liermann, a third grader at Valley View, traveled to the Spokane Convention Center today and won all-around honors in the Royal Festival gymnastics competition, and her team, who train at the Seeking to Encourage Young People (STEP) Training Centre, Sandpoint, won as well.

The Spokane Chiefs matched a season best six-game winning streak with a 4-3 shootout win over the Tri-City Americans in front of over 10,000 at Spokane Arena on Saturday night. Team captain and New Jersey Devils prospect Ty Smith, after setting a new franchise mark with eight points in Frida…

The Badger wrestling team came home from the 2020 Idaho High School State Championship tournament in Nampa with one gold and one silver medal and a seventh place finish overall.

The Bonners Ferry Badgers finished the IHSAA 3A - District I-II tournament in third place with 232.4 points, behind Timberlake, 299.2, and Kellogg, 256.3. Priest River finished in fourth place with 74 points.

The Priest Lake Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests have new reservation options now on Bartoo and Kalispell Island Campsites on Priest Lake, those reservations are available through Recreation.gov.

The Badger JV wrestlers traveled to Coeur d'Alene Saturday for the Lake City JV Tourney, and Marcus Regehr brought home gold in the 126 pound weight class.

Lakeland came in first in the Bonners Ferry Invitational wrestling competition Friday and Saturday with 246.5 points, but the Badgers put on an outstanding event and finished the tourney in second place with 179.

Six public meetings are being held by Idaho Fish & Game to allow public comments and opinions on how best to manage the 2020 Chinook Salmon fisheries in the Clearwater, Hells Canyon, lower Salmon, Little Salmon and South Fork Salmon rivers.

The Bonners Ferry Badger wrestling team rumbled at the North Idaho Rumble in Coeur d'Alene Friday and Saturday and rolled home with a ninth-place finish among the 30 teams participating. Evan Barajas, 126, and Andrew Sandelin-Macintosh, 195, both chalked third place finishes.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently published a new statewide wolf population estimate based on an improved model incorporating remote camera surveys and other monitoring efforts and have proposed changes for wolf hunting in Idaho.

The Badger JV wrestling squad traveled to Rathdrum Saturday to compete in the Lakeland JV 2020 with seven other North Idaho schools, and took fifth place, with Nathaniel Varelman and Andrew Sandelin-Macintosh both winning theire divisions.

The Bonners Ferry Badger wrestlers traveled to Priest River tonight and decimated the undermanned Spartans, 61 to 12. Of 13 bouts, six were forfeited, all in favor of the Badgers.

The Bonners Ferry Badger wrestlers look down Lake City, Coeur d'Alene and Lakeland before falling to Timberlake in the Van Tuinstra Duals January 17-18 at Timberlake, and came home with second place.

Lewis and Clark State College cross country coach Mike Collins announced the signing of five student-athletes to the 2020 Lewis-Clark State Cross Country program, including Badger standout Abigail Gorton, who will be a Warrior next season.

The Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer management plans for 2020-2025 are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website. These plans cover how Fish and Game will manage Idaho mule deer and white-tailed deer populations, hunting, and habitats over the next six years.

A group of six Bonners Ferry students made their way to the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest today in Sandpoint, and all divisions were represented and all the Bonners Ferry kids took first or second place, with four moving on to the next round.

James Porter Jr. had a whirlwind day on Friday. That morning, Porter, 19, Bonners Ferry, was traded by the Moose Jaw Warriors to the Spokane Chiefs, and Junior packed his bags and headed to Spokane.

Starting on January 1, the State of Idaho will require non-residents riding in Idaho to purchase a non-resident off-highway vehicle (OHV) sticker. The fee will be the same $12 that Idaho residents are currently required to purchase.

Hunters and other interested members of the public have until January 12 to offer their input on Fish and Game’s newly proposed Moose Management Plan for 2020-25. The Moose Management Plan is a six-year document that guides the department in protecting and managing moose populations in Idaho…