West Bonner parents say they saved their school district
PRIEST RIVER — What did you do last summer? A group of mothers and grandmothers in tiny Priest River proudly responds, “We saved a school district.”. It was a relentless and months-long effort that included hundreds of home visits and thousands of phone calls. But a core group...
Bonner County voters show how to stand up for public education
Having followed public affairs in the Gem State since 1966, I have always believed that most Idahoans are practical people who appreciate and support reasonable, pragmatic political leaders. They generally can see through those who seek to gain political power...
Branden Durst, embattled West Bonner Superintendent, announces his resignation
Branden Durst announced he would be leaving his job as West Bonner County School District Superintendent on Monday. In a statement posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, Durst wrote he would be seeking “an amicable and fair exit” from his role. The decision comes less than three months after he was selected by the District’s school board 3-2.
West Bonner School District superintendent announces resignation
PRIEST RIVER, ID. -- West Bonner School District Superintendent Branden Durst announced Monday he will be stepping down from his position.
Superintendent Brandon Durst Resigns Amid Criticism Over Covid Comments in West Bonner
West Bonner County School District Superintendent, Brandon Durst, has announced his resignation after facing criticism. It is unclear when his last day will be. He made several controversial remarks about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Durst announces plans to step down
PRIEST RIVER — 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-half letter to district patron announcing his plans on his account on X, formerly known as Twitter. No date has been...
West Bonner School District superintendent Branden Durst resigns citing 'relentless obstacles'
BONNER COUNTY, Idaho — After a short three months in his controversially-appointed role, the West Bonner School District (WBSD) superintendent announced his resignation on Monday. In a letter posted via Twitter, Branden Durst said he wants "an amicable and fair exit" from his role as superintendent. In the letter,...
Branden Durst to resign from West Bonner district
Branden Durst announced he will resign from his role as leader of the West Bonner County School District. He has served as the district’s quasi-superintendent since June 28. In the announcement (made on X, formerly known as Twitter), Durst said he will seek an “amicable and fair exit” and that the move is necessary to “promote healing and unity within the community.”
Branden Durst signals end to West Bonner Superintendent role
PRIEST RIVER, Idaho — A major development in the Idaho education world, Branden Durst, a state superintendent candidate this past cycle and a former Democratic state lawmaker, is moving on from his role as Superintendent of the West Bonner School District. Durst took to social media Monday afternoon with...
Embattled North Idaho Superintendent Durst Plans to Step Down
The embattled Bonner County Superintendent plans to step down. In a social media post, Brandon Durst says he's seeking "an amicable and fair exit" from his job. The West Bonner County School District's board of trustees hired Durst in June, following a 3-2 vote. The decision sparked...
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. To honor Bonner and Boundary veterans and military service members, we are seeking the public’s help in honoring these men and women by sharing their photos, stories and service of themselves or family members.
OPINION: Be wary of confrontational politics
Discussing politics with friends often elicits a common refrain: "It's so ugly! I hate politics! It doesn't even matter if I vote. Yuck." Unfortunately, this sentiment is not accidental; it's a byproduct of a communication style known as 'confrontational politics.' This approach is corrosive and aggressive, aimed at discouraging participation in both social media and voting.