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Sandpoint man acquitted of charges

SANDPOINT — A Sandpoint man was acquitted of two counts of sexual assault by a Bonner County jury this week. Jesse Samuel Hines, 34, was acquitted on a count of child sexual abuse and a count of lewd conduct on Thursday following 18 minutes of deliberation by the jury.
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Bonner County History - May 22, 2022

Service awards were made to eight Bonner General Hospital staff members during National Hospital Week. Five year pins went to nurses aides Patsy Utterback, Helen Thomas, Clara Schilling and Elizabeth Fournier, cook Grace Parsons and insurance clerk Marlene Wilcox. Theresa Gallagher, LPN, and dietary manager Ruth Crane received 15 year pins. Awarding pins were BGH administrator James Breinich, asst. administrator Phoebe Senft, and nursing director Elsa Wormington.
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Wheatcroft selected Festival poster artist

SANDPOINT — Local photographer Woods Wheatcroft has been selected as the 2022 poster artist for The Festival at Sandpoint. Wheatcroft was selected for the honor by past poster artists of the summer concert series, which will be taking place July 28-Aug. 7 at Memorial Field. Born in February 1970...
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Local Old-Time Fiddlers chapter to restart May 28

After a gap of nearly 20 years, the local chapter of the Idaho Old-Time Fiddlers Association (IOTFA) is about to spring back into action. Officially designated District 1a, which covers Bonner and Boundary counties, the revived group will hold monthly gatherings starting with its first meeting on Saturday, May 28 from 3-5 p.m. at the East Bonner County Library branch in Sandpoint.
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Community joins forces to feed kids

SANDPOINT — For our local children, summer vacation is a time for swimming, biking, and playing with friends. It is also a time for hunger. For the 40% of children in eastern Bonner County who depend on the Free and Reduced Lunch program during school months, summer vacation means reduced access to food.
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Best Shot - May 21, 2022

"Kindergartners playing around during recess at Hope Elementary," writes Leslie Kiebert in sharing this Best Shot in response to a Daily Bee Facebook page asking readers to share their favorite recent photo. If you have a photo that you took that you would like to see run as a Best Shot or I Took The Bee send it in to the Bonner County Daily Bee, P.O. Box 159, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864; or drop them off at 310 Church St., Sandpoint. You may also email your pictures in to the Bonner County Daily Bee along with your name, caption information, hometown and phone number to bcdailybee@bonnercounty...
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Williams, Omodt and Dorman prevail in BoCo primary races

Bonner County government will see several new faces come January, as the May 17 primary poised three Republicans for uncontested November races for commissioner in both Districts 2 and 3, as well as for the assessor’s seat. Out of 31,585 voters registered in Bonner County before Election Day, 14,083...
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TRESTLE CREEK: Worth preserving

On May 11, Bonner County Commissioners approved modifications to a proposed marina and residential development at the mouth of Trestle Creek on Lake Pend Oreille. The “Idaho Club North Lake Planned Unit Development” includes plans for 100 boat slips, a boat ramp, boat storage facilities and five residential units at the mouth of the creek. The property is owned by the Idaho Club, which also owns and operates the Idaho Club Golf Course on the lower Pack River.
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Local man sentenced for accessory to murder

SANDPOINT — A Bonner County man was sentenced to six months in jail for his role in the November 2020 murder of Brandon Hurst. Scott Thomas Kachel, 63, accepted a plea deal with the state on March 8, pleading guilty to a charge of being an accessory to murder. At Tuesday’s sentencing, the state recommended the court place Kachel on supervised probation with an underlying one- to five-year sentence.
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Elections sees changes in local, state leadership

BONNER COUNTY — The race is over, for now, for Bonner County’s energetic election season with a majority of the contested races seeing a change in leadership by the time the last ballots were counted. The race with the highest number of hopefuls, the District 3 Board of...
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Bonner County News of Record - May 10, 2022

Editor’s note: Some calls do not list numbered locations or other location details because that information was not listed on the log provided by Bonner Dispatch. Report of malicious injury to property in the 4300 block of Hoo Doo Loop Road in Oldtown at 7:28 a.m. An information report...
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Planning commission denies gravel pit code change

SANDPOINT — The Bonner County Planning Commission recommended denial of a code change request applying only to already existing gravel pits in the county. A packed audience consisting mainly of members of local land use groups and gravel industry workers watched the commission recommend denial of the requested change to the county’s land use code. The proposed change would allow for gravel pits to extract resources within parcel boundaries while adhering to agreements with the Idaho Department of Lands without first needing to obtain additional permits from the county.
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Bee office to close early on Friday

SANDPOINT — The Bonner County Daily Bee will be closing its office early Friday to allow staff to enjoy the Lost in the ‘50s fun. The office will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. but will reopen with normal business hours on Monday.
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County collects taxes, approves routine spending

SANDPOINT — Bonner County commissioners handled millions of dollars coming into, and going out of, the county’s budget at Tuesday’s weekly business meeting. The Treasurer’s Office gained the commission’s approval regarding joint quarterly reports for the county’s second quarter budget. The incoming total of $39,153,920.92 is made up of property taxes, Emergency Medical Services taxes, and other revenue from smaller taxing districts. Following public questions, Commission Chairman Dan McDonald said about 46% of the county’s total revenue comes from county taxes, and the rest comes from state and federal grant funding, fees, and other forms of revenue.
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Bonner County History - May 19, 2022

The Kamloops Klub, 302 N. First, was extensively damaged Monday night by fire. The blaze was noticed just before midnight by lounge patrons when a cloud of smoke burst in from the rear of the building, which is located between the Panida Theatre and the Bi-Rite Drug Store and North Idaho Realty building. Neither of these buildings were ever threatened due to strong firewalls. A little-known fire hose located on the stage of the theatre was used to keep the fire truck tanks filled. Russell Kotschevar owns the building. The business is operated by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rasor.
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Still rollin’

Gerry “Rocky” Seader has been playing the drums since the age of 10 and drumming on the road with classic rock ’n’ roll acts since the age of 18. Barely a legal adult and touring with the likes of Dick Clark, Frankie Avalon and Danny & the Juniors, Seader remembers thinking: “What have I gotten myself into?”
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Will you answer the call for help?

How many times a day do you check your phone? My usual answer is:”Too many.”. It’s easy to take an understanding of technology for granted as it’s become a mainstay in our lives, but not everyone shares the same experience. Something like sending an email could seem like a menial chore to some people, while feeling like an insurmountable task to others. This becomes emotionally exhausting when email might be the only way that someone can communicate with their children who have moved abroad.
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Bonner County News of Record - May 9, 2022

Editor’s note: Some calls do not list numbered locations or other location details because that information was not listed on the log provided by Bonner Dispatch. Report of an animal problem on North Kootenai Road at 6:23 a.m. Mathew Troxler, 30, of Coeur d'Alene was cited in the 2000...
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Legals for May, 20 2022

NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (ADULT OR EMANCIPATED MINOR) CASE NO. CV09-22-595 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 1ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF BONNER IN RE: CHRISTOPHER PAUL-CAVANAUGH BAFUS A PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME OF CHRISTOPHER PAUL-CAVANAUGH BAFUS, NOW RESIDING IN THE CITY OF CLARK FORK, STATE OF IDAHO, HAS BEEN FILED IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO. THE NAME WILL CHANGE TO CHRISTOPHER PAUL CAVANAUGH-BAFUS. THE REASON FOR THE CHANGE IN NAME IS: WANT CAVANAUGH AS LEGAL LAST NAME WITH BAFUS HYPHENATED. CAVANAUGH IS BIOLOGICAL LAST NAME. A HEARING ON THE PETITION IS SCHEDULED FOR 11 O'CLOCK A.M. JUNE 22, 2022 AT THE BONNER COUNTY COURTHOUSE. OBJECTIONS MAY BE FILED BY ANY PERSON WHO CAN SHOW THE COURT A GOOD REASON AGAINST THE NAME CHANGE. DATE: 5-10-22 /S/ CRYSTAL SANBOM CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT BCB LEGAL 4196 AD#533499 MAY 20, 27, JUNE 3, 10,2022.
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