Injury Crash: Highway 41/Old Priest River Road
Idaho State Police Troopers are investigating a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 2:14 PM on September 30th near State Highway 41 and Old Priest River Road in Bonner County, Idaho. The driver of a Toyota SUV was stopped on Old Priest River Road and pulled onto Highway...
ISP: Motorcyclist life-flighted to hospital after crash
BONNER COUNTY, Idaho -- The Idaho State Police (ISP) are investigating a motorcycle crash that sent an Oldtown man to the hospital by an air ambulance. The crash happened near State Highway 41 and Old Priest River Road near Oldtown around 2:14 p.m. on Saturday. According to ISP, a 52-year-old...
Pregnant with no OB-GYNs around: In Idaho, maternity care became a casualty of its abortion ban
If you’re pregnant in Bonner County, Idaho, you’ll likely spend a lot of time on Route 95. Bonner General Health, a 25-bed hospital, discontinued obstetrics, labor and delivery services this year. So for residents, Route 95 is the way to the closest in-state hospital with obstetrics care, which is at least an hour’s drive south — or longer in the snowy winter.
Puppies in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in priest river, ID?
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near priest river.
Multi-Vehicle Injury Crash on US95 Near Sandpoint Prompts Investigation
Wednesday at 10:59 AM, the Idaho State Police responded to a multi-vehicle injury crash on US95 milepost 472.5, just south of Sandpoint on the Long Bridge. A black Ford pickup driven by a 21-year-old male was traveling southbound when the driver lost control and hit the jersey barrier. The vehicle then collided with a northbound white Subaru Forester driven by a 33-year-old female.
Public Health Advisory issued for Cocolalla Lake
HAYDEN, ID. - The Panhandle Health District, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Idaho Department of Environmental Equality issued a health advisory for Cocolalla Lake, Friday, due to the presence of cyanobacteria discovered in a recent water sample.
West Bonner School District holds first board meeting after several cancellations
PRIEST RIVER, Idaho — Two days after West Bonner School District Superintendent Branden Durst announced he would be stepping down, he sat down with trustees. They haven't held a meeting in over a month. Several have been canceled, including last Wednesday's when trustee Troy Reinbold didn't show up. Reinbold...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in rathdrum, ID
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of rathdrum..
This Week in History - Sept. 28, 2023
An exclusive undertaking establishment will be opened in the Kinnear building, formerly occupied by the Hende Furniture store about the first of next week, according to A.M. Peterson, of Newport, who is here this week, directing the installation of equipment. Mr. Peterson will have associated with him H.R. Crouch, also of Newport, and the firm will be known as Peterson and Crouch. They have a Buick combination hearse and ambulance for use in connection with their business.
Medical Lake teacher affected by Gray Fire gets heartwarming surprise
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. — As residents of Elk and Medical Lake evacuated their homes, many were forced to leave their most valuable possessions behind. As the communities try to rebuild, some items just can't be replaced.
Family dog returns home after month-long journey in Elk woods
ELK, Wash. -- On the day of the Oregon Road Fire, the Long Family lost their home, but they also lost their family pet, as their dog ran off into the woods among the chaos of evacuation.
Kootenai County sheriff calls out 'explicit' books in North Idaho libraries
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — Kootenai County sheriff Robert Norris said he's been hearing community concerns around books with explicit and sexual content since winter 2022. He said community members have alerted him to hundreds of books that carries, what is believed, to be inappropriate content. He began looking into...
Bicyclist hit by car, killed in Hayden
HAYDEN, Idaho -- A bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Hayden Wednesday morning.
Council gives final greenlight for construction of James E. Russell Sports Center
After more than a year of planning — and rising community debate in recent months — Sandpoint City Council members voted Sept. 27 to give their final approval to the contracts that will open the way for the start of construction on the James E. Russell Sports Center at Travers Park.
XC: Beckle takes first at Ivan Benson, multiple PRs
PRIEST RIVER — Sydney Beckle took first at the Ivan Benson Invite in Priest River for Badger girls cross country on Sept 21. The girls tied in points with 4A Lakeland. Sydney Beckle earned her first high school cross country win and posted her fastest time of the season at 21:08.76. Matisyn Stiern took second place for the Badgers at 21:57.39.
Hayden Saturday Market Hosts Annual Fall Fest: A Celebration of Autumn with Local Farmers and Vendors
The annual Fall Fest at the Market brings local farmers and vendors together to celebrate the autumn season. This year, it's held at the Hayden Saturday market. The festival features free family activities, such as pumpkin painting and scarecrow stuffing. Attendees can also buy fall-themed treats like caramel apples, pumpkin pastries, pecan pie, and hot spiced cider.
Local Flavor: San Francisco Sourdough
Tired of the same-old fast food for lunch? McDonald’s and Taco Bell on the daily got you down?. Supporting local businesses is how a community survives and thrives. Instead of choosing corporate fast foods over and over, why not dine local?. Look no further than Rathdrum’s very own San...
Bart Budwig brings cosmic country vibe to Little Panida Theater
In that delicate space somewhere between outlaw country, folk, modern Northwest soul and Jupiter lies Bart Budwig. Armed with a guitar, trumpet and pockets full of lyrics about love, loss and everything in between, Budwig has cut his musical teeth playing shows throughout the West with some of the region’s more prolific performers.
Blue Creek Press celebrates 20th anniversary
Since its founding in 2003, independent publishing house Blue Creek Press has supported authors, promoted creativity and provided readers with a diverse catalog spanning genres from fiction to poetry, non-fiction and more. Over the course of its two decades in business, Blue Creek Press has established a broad Northwest audience,...
Sandpoint City Council votes to rezone portions of BoCo Fairgrounds
In a special public hearing Sept. 27, Sandpoint City Council members voted to approve two requests from the Bonner County commissioners to rezone portions of the Bonner County Fairgrounds and the adjacent Sheriff’s Office Readiness Center. Commissioner Luke Omodt gave testimony on behalf of the county, with Sheriff Daryl...