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March 29, 2020 5:10 p.m.

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BONNERS FERRY — With the residents of the Boundary Community Hospital (BCH), Extended Care Facility / Nursing Home closed off from visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff is working hard to make that time fun for all.

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March 29, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Bonner County has first COVID-19 case

PHD announces 12 cases of COVID-19 in region, apparent community transmission

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March 28, 2020 6:25 p.m.

Motorcycle accident on Westside Road

BONNERS FERRY — A man was transported to the hospital after a motorcycle accident on Westside Road this afternoon, Saturday, March 28.

March 27, 2020 9:05 p.m.

IPNF temporarily closes campgrounds to limit COVID-19 spread

Effective Saturday, March 28, many or most developed campgrounds and certain other recreation sites on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will be closed until further notice for the health and safety of visitors and staff.

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March 27, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Little signs order to boost funds for coronavirus response

Boise — Governor Brad Little’s latest executive orders and proclamation will boost funds available for Idaho’s coronavirus response, manage the impact of the crisis on the state budget, and help the thousands of Idahoans suddenly unemployed due to the 2019 novel coronavirus.

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March 26, 2020 3:52 p.m.

Affected Government Services

BONNERS FERRY — According to a press release from Andrew O’Neel, Director of Emergency Management and Public Information Officer, the Boundary County essential government services have been affected as a result of Governor Brad Little’s statewide Stay-Home Order issued yesterday.

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March 26, 2020 1:28 p.m.

Idaho reports 3 COVID-19 deaths

The Department of Health and Welfare and two local public health districts are reporting the state’s first deaths related to COVID-19.

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March 26, 2020 12:46 p.m.

10th COVID-19 case confirmed in Kootenai County

A Kootenai County woman in her 50s has been confirmed as having novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the Panhandle Health District and Kootenai Health. The woman is self-isolating at home and contact tracing is ongoing.

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March 26, 2020 9:56 a.m.

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March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Center temporarily cancels Congregate meals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seniors Hospitality Center will be closed to the Congregate Nutrition Services Program meals until April 10. The meals normally take place at noon every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Finalists announced for North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame awards

Five Badgers in contention for sports honors

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March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

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March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Local churches think outside the box

Livestreaming services, other measures taken amid COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Boundary County government restricts physical access

Boundary County began restricting physical access of members of the public to government offices on March 20, and will continue until further notice.

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March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Firefighters take to the ice for training

EASTPORT — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — where businesses are temporarily closing, people are practicing social distancing or hunkering down at home, and toilet paper is the hot commodity — some things have not changed.

March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Marketing help for local business

BONNERS FERRY— The Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce is available for local business needs.

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March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Jan Jarrott

Jan Jarrott

Jan Jarrott (Burnap, Metcalf, Bigsby), born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Nov. 6, 1935, has passed away in her Bonners Ferry summer home due to rapid onset Lung Cancer diagnosed March 6, 2020.

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March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Voters asked to vote absentee for May election

BONNERS FERRY — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boundary County Courthouse is not open to the public, so Boundary County voters are asked to take part in #VoteEarlyIdaho and vote absentee for the May 19 Primary Election.

March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho Department of Labor services available remotely

Local Idaho Department of Labor representatives are not able to meet in person with customers due to the temporary statewide office closures.

March 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Council orders bars and restaurants to close

BONNERS FERRY — While there are no reported COVID-19 cases in Boundary County, the effects of the worldwide pandemic has finally made its way to the local area, specifically with the City of Bonners Ferry and Boundary County through local government response.

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