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Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago

Community transmission identified in Boundary, Shoshone counties

Panhandle Health District has identified community transmission of COVID-19 in Boundary and Shoshone counties.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Boundary County counts 6 more COVID-19 cases

BONNERS FERRY — Boundary County has been notified of six more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases now in the county to 13. Panhandle...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Panhandle Health District denies mask mandate

The panhandle health district’s health board met for a special meeting to discuss a potential mask mandate; the motion was denied and postponed following further discussion.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Kootenai River Days events canceled

BONNERS FERRY — Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Kootenai River Days events are being canceled for 2020 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 1 month ago
City: No parade, fireworks permit has been sought for Fourth of July

BONNERS FERRY — As of Wednesday, the city has not received — or issued — a complete parade permit for a parade or fireworks show on the Fourth of July, Bonne...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
City: No parade, fireworks permit has been sought

BONNERS FERRY — So far, no complete parade permit has been submitted — or issued — by the city for a parade on the Fourth of July, Bonners Ferry officials sa...

Updated 2 months ago
COVID-19 community spread identified in Bonner County

SANDPOINT — While the number of COVID-19 cases didn’t go up in the region, community spread has been identified in Bonner County, Panhandle Health District o...

Updated 2 months ago
Bertling wins GOP commission seat race

BONNERS FERRY — The winner between the five Republican candidates for the County Commissioner District 2 seat is Tim Bertling with 842 votes. Phillip Sweet h...

Updated 2 months ago
COVID-19 cases jump to 90 in region

SANDPOINT — While Bonner County dropped to five cases, the five northern counties saw a jump of 8 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 90.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
New COVID-19 cases reported in Kootenai County

SANDPOINT — For the second day in a row, the Panhandle Health District reported a new COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County on Sunday, bringing the total number ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Courthouse to open for limited public access Monday

While Boundary County officials are requesting the public continue to conduct county business online, over the phone, or through the mail whenever possible, the courthouse be opened for limited public access begi...

Updated 3 months ago
Festival at Sandpoint cancels 2020 season

SANDPOINT — The Festival at Sandpoint, in consultation with local health officials, music industry experts, and the Festival at Sandpoint’s Board of Director...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
KRI targets May 16 to reopen

KRI targets May 16 to reopen

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
More than 3M COVID-19 cases reported worldwide

The total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed three million worldwide on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
PHD announces 2 COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County

SANDPOINT — After three days with no new novel coronavirus cases in the region, two confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported by the Panhandle Health District i...