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Thursday 11/19/2015
Owl pellets provide clues to owl's diet
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 8:57 am

Even though most owls are nocturnal hunters and we can’t see what they hunt, we know a surprising amount of information about their diet. An owl’s feces look like any other bird dropping, so we can’t tell what they eat. The clues to an owl’s diet lay in owl pellets--regurgitated pellets of indigestible material such as bones, fur, fish scales and teeth--because owls swallow their prey whole.

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Thursday 11/12/2015
Birthdays for Nov. 12-Nov. 16
Updated: November 12, 2015 - 8:33 am

November 12

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Tiny salamander delivers big surprise to predators
Updated: November 12, 2015 - 9:45 am

What has large bulbous eyes, a blunt snout, a long fourth toe on its hind foot and is three to four inches long? A long-toed salamander.

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Earlier deadlines for Thanksgiving week at Herald
Updated: November 12, 2015 - 10:52 am

The Herald will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; Thursday, Nov. 26. Deadlines that week will be earlier. 

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Friday 11/06/2015
Ben Carson displays Naples student’s “Flat Stanley” project
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 8:40 am

Every year, students in Mr. Alverez's class at Naples Elementary School participate in a "Flat Stanley" project, where they mail off a paper man named Stanley to someone, whether a family member, celebrity, or world traveler, and have the recipient take a picture with him. Fourth-grade student Rad Hanson decided to send his to Ben Carson, a presidential candidate nominee.

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Airport gained momentum after rough start
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 9:26 am

With the Parker Ridge fire this summer, the Boundary County Airport was very active. Helicopters and other aircraft associated with the fire utilized the airport for refueling and staging. In addition there were the regular aircraft visiting the airport, students flight training, scenic flights and business-related flights.

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Friday 08/14/2015
Painter takes the helm as new Extension educator
Posted: August 14, 2015 - 3:17 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Kate Painter knew from the time she was a little girl that she loved agriculture.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Flying trykes - yes siree they are here!
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 2:17 pm

BONNERS FERRY — A trike fly-in will be held at Boundary County airport from July 29 to Aug. 2. An open house will be held on Aug.1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. so people can talk to the pilots and learn more about trike flying. There will be flying activity each evening around 6 p.m. so viewers can see the trikes take off and how they operate.

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Friday 07/10/2015
Sidewalk work to begin on Augusta Lane next summer
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 3:33 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Due to a grant awarded by ITD, the city of Bonners Ferry will begin a sidewalk and crosswalk project on Augusta Lane.

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Spiritsong to perform homecoming concerts
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 3:30 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Northern Idaho and British Columbia singers present the homecoming concerts for their international touring choir, Spiritsong’s June 2015 tour to Greece.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Kootenai Tribe to host pow wow July 10-12
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY —The Kootenai Tribe will hold a pow wow during Kootenai River Days. The pow wow will begin Friday evening on July 10 at 7 p.m. and end Sunday at 8 p.m. on July 12.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Seven steps to creating a waterwise landscape
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

With more than 50 percent of household water being used in the yard and garden, it is time to adjust our gardening practices.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Restorium Barbecue June 28
Posted: June 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — The annual Friends of the Restorium community barbecue will be Sunday, June 28 from 11-3 at the Restorium.

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Posted: June 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

This coming Saturday, June 20, at 5 p.m. on the lawn at the South Boundary Fire Station No. 1 in Naples, 20 Stagecoach Road there will be a free barbecue for the residents of the South Boundary Fire District, neighbors and friends.

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Spit bugs most powerful jumping insect
Posted: June 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Spit bugs, spittlebugs, froghoppers. They’re all the same insect that produces the globs of spit-like froth on the stems of grasses, flowers and shrubs this time of year.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Regehrs fete 50th anniversary
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Mary Ann (John) and Ron Regehr of Peoria, Ill.., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. The couple will celebrate their anniversary in Taormina, Sicily, Italy.

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Friday 06/05/2015
16th Car Show set for Saturday
Posted: June 05, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Bonners Ferry’s signature car show event, the Borders 3 Jamboree will take place this Saturday, June 6 in downtown Bonners Ferry.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Rotary scholarship deadline April 15
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Bonners Ferry Rotary Club is seeking applicants to receive $14,000 in scholarships this year.

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News anchor to emcee DYW event
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Mark Peterson, co-anchor of Good Morning Northwest on KXLY out of Spokane will be returning to Bonners Ferry to emcee this year’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program on April 18.

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Find your best photo for 2015 fair book contest
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — With Boundary County celebrating its centennial this year, the 2015 fair theme is “HOME — Where The Heart Is”.

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Badger golf season starts off with win on home course
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY —The Bonners Ferry Badgers golf team got off to a good start in defeating Clark Fork and Mullan in a tri-match on March 24 at Mirror Lake Golf Course. The Badgers shot a team total of 190 to come in first with Clark Fork coming in second at 268 and Mullan third with a 290.

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Local girls bring home gymnastics gold in state event
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Thirteen athletes from Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry competed in a one-day tournament in Pocatello for the Idaho State Gymnastics finals March 27.

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Millipedes don’t have 1,000 legs
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

While sweeping the garage last fall, I came across small carcasses that were c-shaped, hollow, white and smaller than a dime. I hadn’t seen any creature around that could have made them until last week when I moved the compost barrel.

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Dorothy Thompson Reed
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 12:47 pm

A reception wake for Dorothy Thompson Reed will be held Saturday, April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mugsy’s. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

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Bonners Ferry Warriors’ lacrosse season opens
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 10:53 am

The Bonners Ferry Warriors Lacrosse Club opened its 2015 campaign at home against the Sandpoint Lacrosse Club Thursday, April 9 at the John and Shirley Lindberg Memorial Field (the soccer field) at Bonners Ferry High School.

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Veterans’ reps to visit twice
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 10:11 am

BONNERS FERRY —On Thursday April 16 and 30 the representative from the Idaho State Veteran’s Service Office will be in Bonners Ferry to answer questions about current veteran’s benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and take new claims for benefits for eligible veterans and their dependents.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
DYW Fashion Show April 10
Posted: April 02, 2015 - 10:52 am

BONNERS FERRY — Being stylish is just one of the many attributes the 2015 -2016 Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry participants possess, and they will share this gift at the upcoming Style Show, scheduled for Friday, April 10.

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Friday 03/06/2015
Are you ready to jump? Polar Bear Plunge March 21
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — You have the opportunity to support our Special Olympians by participating in the Penguin Plunge.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Volunteers help ‘Fill the Bus’
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — The eighth annual ‘Fill the Bus’ food drive held on Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 19, marked another successful year for food and cash donations in Boundary County.

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'McManus in Love' comes to the Pearl
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Get in the spirit of spring this winter with a performance of “McManus in Love,” a one-man comedy written by nationally renowned humor writer Patrick F. McManus, and starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Manny Scott brings tears, awareness to area
Posted: January 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Most of the audiences Manny Scott addressed on a whirlwind tour through Bonners Ferry Jan. 22 and 23 grew up far away from the urban southern California streets that shaped Scott’s early life.

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Plan for road closures
Posted: January 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — If the weather forecasters are right, Boundary County drivers could see road closures go into effect early in February. Although front yards or fields may have little or no frost present, compacted roads that have been kept bare do have frost and it is now in the process of thawing from the top down, according to Jeff Gutshall, Boundary County Road and Bridge Superintendent.

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Library basement remodel begins
Posted: January 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Boundary County Library will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 7 to install new public computers as part of the library’s innovative technology expansion project.

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Friday 01/23/2015
‘Freedom Writer’ Manny Scott to speak here
Posted: January 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Celebrated public speaker, writer and educational consultant Manny Scott will speak in the Boundary County Middle School cafeteria Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Friday 01/16/2015
Schools warn parents about ‘tap out’ game
Posted: January 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — A letter was recently sent home to Boundary County parents warning them that kids have been found playing a choking game in local schools.

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Hospital announces BFHS CNA grads; new class to start
Posted: January 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — A new CNA class will begin Tuesday, Jan. 20 and continue through March 12.

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Friday 12/12/2014
Property taxes due Dec. 22
Posted: December 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Boundary County Treasurer Jenny Fessler would like to remind all Boundary County taxpayers that the deadline for paying the first half of this year’s taxes without penalty is Monday, Dec. 22 because the regular due date, Dec. 20, falls on the weekend.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Shop Local a success
Posted: December 05, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Bonners Ferry merchants were thrilled by the support shown by the local community as many Boundary County residents made the commitment to ‘shop local’ November 28 and 29.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Shopping local pays off big on Friday and Saturday
Posted: November 26, 2014 - 11:22 am

BONNERS FERRY — No need to brave the icy roads to Sandpoint, or fight the traffic in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane this weekend.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Black Friday deals at home
Posted: November 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Want to stay home for Thanksgiving dinner?

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Turkey Trot a 6-year-tradition
Posted: November 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — For the sixth year, intrepid trotters will turn out for the annual Bonners Ferry Turkey Trot 5k/10k Fun Run on Thanksgiving morning.

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Friday 11/14/2014
Bonners Ferry missionaries embrace Thailand post
Posted: November 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

From Bonners Ferry to Minnesota to Alaska to Thailand, Troy and Cora Roberts’ life journey is a story of high-school sweethearts turned into a Jesus-serving family.

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Friday 11/07/2014
Care-N-Share Christmas marks 32nd year services
Posted: November 07, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — Care-N-Share was started 32 years ago to help the children of Bonners Ferry at Christmas time.

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Holiday food baskets available
Posted: November 07, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — This Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Ministerial Association will be providing food baskets for needy families in the local area.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Cleanup Week in Bonners Ferry is Nov. 3-10
Posted: November 06, 2014 - 11:34 am

The Bonners Ferry Street Department will pick up yard waste from the front curb side of residences and businesses during the week of Nov. 3 through Nov. 10.

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Harvest dinner Thursday, Nov. 6
Posted: November 06, 2014 - 11:37 am

BONNERS FERRY — The annual United Methodist Women Harvest Dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, on the corner of Denver and Lincoln Streets.

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Friday 10/17/2014
Festival of Trees to raise funds for van
Posted: October 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — For the 18th year, Boundary County residents will be celebrating the Christmas season with a gift to the community by supporting the Festival of Trees.

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Friday 10/10/2014
Cancer event a 28-year tradition
Posted: October 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

You have the opportunity to get your belly full and do a good deed by attending the American Cancer Society’s annual spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the popular Chic-N-Chop restaurant.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Thrivent to give away food on Oct. 8
Posted: September 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

BONNERS FERRY — The Boundary County Thrivent chapter and Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting a free food distribution day Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody St. in Bonners Ferry.

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River level to drop, accord to U.S. Corps
Posted: September 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Libby Dam, outflow for the Kootenai River will remain at 9 kcfs through Sept. 26, and then ramp down 1 kcfs per day starting Friday evening. Final outflow will be 6 kcfs for the remainder of the month.

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