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KootenaiValleyTimes.com was established March 1, 2017, by longtime Bonners Ferry reporter Mike Weland (Bonners Ferry Herald, print Kootenai Valley Times, KBFI Radio, NewsBF, Boundary County PIO) with the idea of providing responsive local news at the speed of the internet and in time to make a difference, supporting and connecting our communities along the banks of the Kootenai River; Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Troy and Libby, Montana, and Creston, BC.


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!


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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.

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Gordon Rodney, 75, Creston, passed away on March 29, 2020, in Kelowna. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Joan Morris, 73, Creston, passed away March 29. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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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.

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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.

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