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May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Absentee ballot deadline extended

BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the state to give Idaho voters more time — until 8 p.m. Tuesday — to request an absentee ballot for the May primary election.

May 22, 2020 12:20 a.m.

Temple plans expected in fall

MOSES LAKE — It will still be some months before The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents its official plans for the church’s new temple in Moses Lake.

May 21, 2020 10:11 a.m.

Library begins curbside service

Library begins curbside service

Historic primary participation
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Historic primary participation

BONNERS FERRY — Voting in this year’s primary election is different from past elections.

‘We are family’
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

‘We are family’

BONNERS FERRY — The staff at Bonners Ferry High School misses “their kids.”

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

University of Idaho sets spring graduation date

A total of 1,650 University of Idaho students statewide applied for 1,795 degrees for the spring semester, which ended May 15. The numbers are the largest in the past six years for a spring term.

Boat safely as creek, river levels are rising
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Boat safely as creek, river levels are rising

BONNERS FERRY — The forecast for the Kootenai River this week shows an increase from 62 feet from 57 feet, Boundary County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a press release encouraging the community to use caution during the Memorial Day weekend.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Forestry Shortcourse’ offered in June in region

Many Idaho forest landowners desire a better understanding of how forests grow and how they can better manage their forest property to meet their goals. Furthermore, forest landowners are often required to demonstrate planned, active forest management to qualify for lower forestry property tax rates and cost-share assistance for management activities such as thinning.

Council tables Fourth of July event discussion
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Council tables Fourth of July event discussion

BONNERS FERRY — Carefully following Gov. Brad Little’s stages to reopening Idaho, Bonners Ferry City Council members met in person at their Tuesday, May 19, meeting, which was also available for public participation via the Zoom app.

James Wayland Chubb, 55
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

James Wayland Chubb, 55

James Wayland Chubb, 55, passed away on April 21, 2020, at his home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Author writes children’s novel set in Bonners Ferry area

Seaview, Wash., author Kent D. Walsh is celebrating the nationwide release of his new book, “Danger,” which is set in the Bonners Ferry area.

Memorial Day ceremony planned at Grandview Cemetery
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Memorial Day ceremony planned at Grandview Cemetery

BONNERS FERRY — Past Memorial Day events have included a parade sponsored by the American Legion Post 55, though this year, no one has applied for a special event permit through the city.

Dukes Claybusters win first place for Junior Shooters
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Dukes Claybusters win first place for Junior Shooters

Wow! What a bunch of great scores today, May 16, our second time of practicing after a seven-week layoff because of the novel coronavirus. The club is still practicing six foot distancing and good hygiene as well as being very close to the 10-person rule.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Big changes proposed for P&Z fees

BONNERS FERRY — The Boundary County commissioners are poised to make big changes to the planning and zoning fees.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

County courthouse reopens with limited access

BONNERS FERRY — While Boundary County officials hope the public continues to conduct business online, over the phone or through the mail for the time being, the county courthouse reopened with limited public access Monday.

Overcoming obstacles: Lessons learned from Joe Rantz
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Overcoming obstacles: Lessons learned from Joe Rantz

He was only about 4 years old when his mother died while living in Spokane in the early 1900s. Times were tough as his father tried to provide for his family.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Boundary County Calendar - May 21-27, 2020

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North Bench Flower Patch busy as it reopens
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

North Bench Flower Patch busy as it reopens

BONNERS FERRY — Whether it’s because more people are home due to stay-in-place recommendations, or simply because it’s spring and the community is ready to grow, there’s been a common theme at many nurseries and places that are selling garden plants, flowers, vegetable starts, etc.: Most of them have been struggling to keep up with sales.

‘Keeping up with the Jones’
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Keeping up with the Jones’

Andrew J. Jones, born on Oct. 27, 1830, arrived in the Kootenai Valley in 1899. He and his wife, Maryetta (Starbuck) built a log hotel in Bonners Ferry which they operated for 2½ years.

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