Monday, October 02, 2023

Local News

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Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago

Boundary County Excellence: BFPD officers honored after water rescue

Two Bonners Ferry police officers received the Life Saving Award from at the Sept. 19 city council meeting—the s...

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
Annual United Women of Faith Fall Rummage Sale

The annual United Women in Faith’s fall rummage, book, bake sale is scheduled for Oc. 6 from 9-4 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 9a.m.- noon at the Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church, corner of Lincoln and Denve...

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
BF mayor resigns due to conflict of interest, nepotism, hasn’t pulled candidacy

James “Dick” R. Staples resigned as Bonners Ferry mayor Friday, Sept. 22, due to the possibility a family member may receive a job at the city, creating a co...

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
NICA completes charter application, goes before charter commission in December

North Idaho Classical Academy has submitted its charter application to the state commission and finalized purchase of the former Boulder Creek Academy.

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
West Bonner OKs vacancies in truncated meeting

Shortly before it was scheduled to start, the West Bonner school board meeting was paused for a phone call. Superintendent Branden Durst and trustees Marg...

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Stories sought of local veterans, service members

This November, the Bonners Ferry Herald and Bonner County Daily Bee will publish “Valor”, an annual tribute to veterans to honor their service and commitment.

Updated 6 days, 14 hours ago
Durst announces plans to step down

West Bonner Superintendent Branden Durst announced on social media he is seeking an “amicable and fair” exit from his position. Durst posted a page-and-a-...

Updated 1 week ago
Bear Fair coming to fairgrounds

The first-ever Boundary County Bear Fair is coming out of hibernation on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Grizzly recovery efforts looking up in Panhandle

Grizzly bear recovery is in full swing in the Idaho Panhandle and northwestern Montana and officials are looking for ways to mitigate negative interactions b...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Jail sentence for former teacher

A former Lake City High School teacher who pleaded guilty to “engaging in sexual contact” with a 15-year-old student more than a decade ago will spend four m...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Jailed man faces additional escape charge

A 41-year-old man already imprisoned in the Bonner County Jail now faces an additional charge of escape after deputies allege he did not return from a medic...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
West Bonner trustee skips meeting

As the clock ticked closer to 6 p.m., the murmuring started as West Bonner County School Board trustee Troy Reinbold's seat remained empty. "Is he here?" ...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
BFHS moving to 4A in 2024 due to new classification rules

The Bonners Ferry Badgers will move to 4A classification in 2024 due to a new classification system for Idaho high school athletics based on enrollment voted...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Last Second Harvest for the year Oct. 4

Second Harvest food donations returns to the Boundary County Fairgrounds for this year's final donation on October 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
‘Not guilty’ verdict reached in rape trial

After a three-day jury trial, a Sandpoint man was found not guilty Sept. 13 on a rape charge tied to allegations stemming from a 2019 incident.