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Festival of Trees set for December 11-12

By definition, JOY is a feeling, source, or cause of great happiness.  It can also be something or someone that gives joy to others or the success in doing, finding, or getting something.  With that in mind, the Fry Foundation is bringing “Joy to the World” with this year’s 20th Annual Festival of Trees Event, held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Rotary, Food Bank, others work to insure a Happy Thanksgiving
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Thanksgiving is a holiday where Americans can be grateful for what they have, and take pleasure in helping as much as they can for those in need.

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2nd Annual Hometown Holiday event set for Nov. 27-28
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Local businesses, with support from the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce, are joining together to offer folks a chance to stay home during the biggest shopping weekend of the year with abundant local sales and specials for the second Annual Hometown Holiday Event on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. From storewide sales to fresh-baked cookies, this weekend promises to give everyone a shopping experience that will be both pleasurable and easy on the wallet. Best of all, every dollar spent at home is one more dollar that stays local, helping boost our local economy. On Friday, November 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., everyone is welcome to the Annual Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Georgia Mae Plaza, along with the arrival of Santa Claus to greet all the Boundary County children and their families. Come down for this special event, complete with hot cocoa, cookies and treats for the kids. Watch Bonners Ferry, Idaho’s and other local Facebook pages for more details. 

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Friday 11/13/2015
Voter turnout in local election up slightly from 2011 in Bonners
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 8:19 am

In what seems to be a national trend, voter turnout for last week’s local elections skewed low, with 32 percent of registered voters in Bonners Ferry showing up at the polls to vote for the offices of mayor and city council. Moyie Springs was even lower, with a 22 percent showing.

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District receives spring 2015 ISAT scores
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 8:38 am

Results from the ISAT by Smarter Balance taken the spring of 2015 by most of the grades in Boundary County School District to test common core state-wide were released publicly.

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Thursday 11/05/2015
Sims elected mayor, council incumbents sweep
Updated: November 05, 2015 - 9:22 am

After a sparse voter turnout Tuesday, David Sims, director of the Boundary Economic Development Council, has been elected mayor of Bonners Ferry by just 27 votes over incumbent David Anderson.

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Thursday 10/29/2015
Local candidates discuss issues at forum
Updated: October 30, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Candidates running for office in Bonners Ferry and Moyie Springs had the opportunity to address interested voters Friday at a candidate forum held at Mugsy’s Convention Hall.

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

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

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Thursday 08/13/2015
Road project may close alleys
Posted: August 13, 2015

BONNERS FERRY — A public hearing was held on Aug. 5 for Boundary County residents to bring concerns to ITD representatives about the South Hill Project.

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