Boundary County Court Records—Dec. 7, 2023
Rojelio Anest (DOB 2001) of Bonners Ferry; charged with vehicle registration-failure to register annually on Nov 21, 2023, by BFPD. Disposition: Guilty with fines of $10.50 and Costs of $59.50. John Gregory Baird (DOB 1957) of Bonners Ferry; charged with exceeding work zone speed limit on Nov 16, 2023 by...
Boundary County’s feral cat population is concerning
BOUNDARY COUNTY — It is estimated there are hundreds of thousands of feral cats in Boundary County, Linda Endow Hall with Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic told Boundary County Commissioners last month. Cat populations can grow exponentially, as females can reproduce two to three times a year, Hall told commissioners...
Local volunteers send Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
PARADISE VALLEY — After months of monetary and humanitarian donations, a group of local volunteers has been able to pack and send a filled shipping container to Ukraine. Clothing, medical supplies, books and much more came flooding in from the Boundary County community. Volunteers packed the donations in early September, but funds to ship the container slowly trickled in, leaving the boxes in storage until Nov. 22.
Brink harvests turkey
Waylon Brink came from Hawaii to harvest a turkey in Boundary County. Brink has family in the area. Share your hunting photos with the Herald by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure to comply with all hunting laws.
Boundary County Calendar - Dec. 7-17, 2023
Editor’s note: If you would like to have your meeting or event shared with the community, please contact us at email@example.com or call 208-267-5521. ”Seeking Santa”: short holiday play for the entire family produced by the Pearl Theater; 6 p.m., doors open; 6:30 p.m., play begins; Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry; tickets available online at thehistoricpearltheater.org or at the door for $5 each.
Bonnie Tritt Kelson
Former Boundary County resident Bonnie June Tritt Kelson, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 15, 2023, beside her faithful husband of 73 years, Phillip Charles Kelson in Tualatin, Ore. Bonnie was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Verlin and Orah White Tritt. Bonnie's parents, three...
This Week In History - Dec. 7, 2023
John Stein, who accidentally shot Joe Siek, a local blacksmith, in the left arm while deer hunting near Snyder on Nov. 17, will hunt no more. Last Sunday he was visited at his ranch by J.R. Meeker and W.H. Heathershaw and stated he would never take a gun into the woods again. He sold his rifle, a .35 Remington automatic, to Mr. Meeker, and told him to use the money toward defraying Siek’s hospital expenses. He announced the intention of paying all doctor bills.
Rains, warm temps prompt flood watch
Rains and warmer weather prompted a flood watch that continues through today. The flood watch, issued by the National Weather Service, impacts Boundary, Bonner, Benewah, Shoshone, Kootenai and Latah counties in North Idaho, as well as Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties in Washington state. "A moderately strong atmospheric...
Kids Shop Free at SCAA
BONNERS FERRY—Second Chance Animal Adoption Thrift Store is hosting a Kids Shop Free event for children ages three to 12, which will sunset on Dec. 23. Kids are invited to choose a gift for a family member, friend or anyone they wish. Participants also get to choose a toy for themselves. While there is an age limit, Second Chance is happy to accommodate special needs children of any age.
First Responder Appreciation Dinner this Saturday
On Saturday, Dec. 9, Boundary County Chaplain Corps is hosting a drop-in dinner for all first responders in Boundary County from 4-7 p.m. at the Covenant Bible Church facility located at 59 Plato Drive, on Hwy 95 near 3-Mile. All first responders and their families are invited to attend at...
Weather warnings issued for this weekend
SANDPOINT — Winter weather advisories are being issued across the region warning locals and visitors of heavy snowfall and high winds expected for this weekend. An advisory issued by the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office said that from 4 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday, the North Idaho Panhandle can expect up to 8 inches of snow. Other areas in Idaho are expecting between 2 and 6 inches. Wind gusts are likely to get up to 40 mph Saturday.
District 1 volunteers celebrate Open Primaries goal
Open Primaries Initiative volunteers celebrated a big milestone Saturday — qualifying the measure for the 2024 ballot. “Legislative District 1 is one of the very first districts in Idaho with enough signatures to qualify our Citizens’ Initiative for the 2024 ballot,” Luke Mayville told initiative volunteers from Bonner and Boundary counties who packed Sandpoint Community Hall.
Boundary County Court Records - Nov. 30, 2023
Abdykerim Akzholov (DOB 1989) of Philadelphia, Pa.; charged with exceeding the maximum posted speed limit (1-15 mph), amended to unlawful act prohibited/required by state law, on Nov 8, 2023, by BFPD. Disposition: Guilty with fines of $33.50 and costs of $56.50. Kevin Avery Althauser (DOB 1975) of Naples; charged with...
Local senior evicted, community looking to help
NORTH BENCH — A Boundary County senior has been evicted and the community is coming together to move her before winter sets in. On Monday, Nov. 27 at a bench trial, Terry Brannon, 64, was evicted for violating a rental agreement, because she used a gate barred to her by the current property owner, Harlan Properties, LLC.
KTOI receives grant to help reduce overburdened landfill
BOUNDARY COUNTY — The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho has been selected for the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling program by the Environmental Protection Agency. The program, which is for recycling grants is for tribes and intertribal consortia. The grant program is funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...
This Week in History - Nov. 30, 2023
The new fireproof concrete vaults at the county courthouse have been completed and for the first time since Boundary County was organized, it is now possible to keep all the county records in a fireproof room. The new vault is 10x20 feet in diameter and contains two floors. Thirty-three head...
Woelfe boys share hunting photos
Boundary County Woelfe brothers share there successful hunting trips with the community. Gordon Woelfe, 12, shares his hunting photos with the Herald. Gordon successfully harvested a deer and several turkeys. Winchester Woelfe, 13, shares a successful deer hunt. Share your hunting photos with the Herald by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org...
Boundary County Calendar - Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2023
Editor’s note: If you would like to have your meeting or event shared with the community, please contact us at email@example.com or call 208-267-5521. Performers Circle: free event; 7 p.m., The Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry. Information: thehistoricpearltheater.org. ACTIVITIES. SPOT bus: free service to Sandpoint; call 24...
VanGesen: Lawsuit settlement a matter of expediency
Settlement of a 2015 lawsuit alleging racial profiling was a matter of expediency and practicality, not an admission of guilt, according to a Boundary County sheriff candidate involved in the Washington state case. The lawsuit stems from a Sept. 13, 2015, traffic stop, after Jon VanGesen pulled over Omari Taylor,...