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‘We’re deeply impacted’: Closure of U.S.-Canadian border disrupts life in towns that straddle it

Small towns close to the U.S.-Canada border are feeling the effects of shelter-in-place orders, in some cases separating families on opposite sides of the border.

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

One dead in Bonners Ferry shooting

One person was killed in a shooting in Bonners Ferry on Thursday night.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Crews work to contain fuel spill, recover locomotives after train derails into Kootenai River

Emergency crews have rescued two train operators trapped in a BNSF engine that derailed into the Kootenai River 10 miles east of Bonners Ferry on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Bonners Ferry man killed in New Years Eve crash near Eastport

An Idaho man died in a car crash Tuesday afternoon, after leaving the road and hitting a power pole south of Eastport.

Idaho’s Bees to Bears project hopes this simple idea can combat climate change

As heavy machinery shunted earth, dug pits and generally disturbed a sunny September day, Michael Lucid explained how all this commotion may combat the worst effects of climate change.

Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott facing challenger in Republican primary

Voters in North Idaho’s most northern district get a chance next week to either endorse the ultraconservative, headline-grabbing political maneuvers of Rep. Heather Scott, or select longtime Sandpoint resident Mike …

2017 Intermountain League preview: Timberlake seeks to continue title streak

The Timberlake football team may field its youngest team ever under coach Roy Albertson.

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

Suspect and victim in suspicious death in Bonners Ferry identified

Boundary County sheriff’s deputies have identified Eric Dante as the man suspected of killing 38-year-old Jesseka Musson inside her Cedar Court Trailer Park in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, a sheriff’s office …

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017

Deputies make arrest in connection to suspicious death in Bonners Ferry

Boundary County sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in connection to a suspicious death in Bonners Ferry.

Body of missing Idaho man found in Kootenai River

The body of an Idaho man who slipped into the Kootenai River near Troy in December has been recovered.

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Crews clear one lane of Highway 95 after mudslide buried 75-foot stretch in Boundary County

One lane of State Highway 95 was reopened in Boundary County this morning after a mudslide Tuesday night closed the highway in both directions.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Man accused of burning down Bonners Ferry church released to his mother’s home

The man accused of burning down a Catholic church in Bonners Ferry in April will be released, but remain under strict monitoring, according to an Idaho federal judge.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017

Idaho boys: Bonners Ferry boys rout CdA Charter in district tilt

Chris Sabin tossed in a game-high 22 points to lead Bonners Ferry to a 75-70 victory over Coeur d’Alene Charter in a 3A District 1 loser-out game in Bonners Ferry.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Bonners Ferry man arrested in connection with arson at St. Ann’s Catholic Church

A Bonners Ferry man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry, which was completely destroyed in the blaze in April.

Six North Idaho prep volleyball teams head to state

The Lake City volleyball team has had some nice feats under first-year coach Jenna Leggat. The Timberwolves won the 5A Inland Empire League championship and followed it up with a …

Intermountain League: Timberlake still the favorite but rest should close gap

While the Timberlake Tigers are favored to claim a 13th consecutive crown and advance to the state playoffs for a 14th straight year under Roy Albertson, this is the first …

After arson fire, St. Ann’s in Bonners Ferry waits to rejoice again

Fourteen weeks after an arsonist burned the church to the ground, St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry is pressing on with prayer and song and hopes of rebuilding next …

Investigators explore if Idaho church arson merits federal charges

Federal agencies have taken over the investigation of the arson fire that destroyed the Catholic church in Bonners Ferry early Thursday morning.

Members of church destroyed by arson hold Mass

About 200 people attended Catholic mass Thursday at the Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church, the same day fire destroyed St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Afterward, attendees walked to the nearby lot …

Arson destroys Bonners Ferry Catholic church

A morning explosion caused a large fire at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonner’s Ferry.

Man sentenced for shooting dog he mistook for wolf

A Bonners Ferry man who shot two dogs on a Forest Service Road last year after his dad allegedly told him to “shoot the wolf” was sentenced to two years …

Huckleberries: Quest for pop ended in Bonners Ferry showdown

Today, Dave Keyes, of Sandpoint, manages a string of newspapers for a Billings, Mont., newspaper group. But 30 years ago, he was a rookie reporter for the Bonners Ferry Herald …

Grizzly shot, killed near family’s North Idaho home

A 2-year-old male grizzly bear threatening a North Idaho family was shot and ultimately killed on Tuesday. Now Barbara Casey, who shot the bear, is worried she’s in trouble for …

Crews battle flames near Colville, Springdale

As forest fires continued to burn in Stevens County and across Eastern Washington, officials banned fireworks and open burning. Hot temperatures and winds led to red flag warnings.

Big Horn Show: Tips from the best

Ted Forsi’s Alaska adventure started with some mentors in Spokane who invited him to join them 45 years ago on a hunt up north. After more than four decades since …

Vikings, Badgers fail to advance

Rylan Bergersen scored 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Borah cruised past Coeur d’Alene 67-51 in a State 5A play-in game Saturday in Grangeville, Idaho. The Lions shot 50 percent …

Idaho boys basketball roundup: Lakeland Hawks end drought

It was a smile of relief. Sure Lakeland boys basketball coach Dave Stockwell was overjoyed to see his team break a state tournament drought. But it was definitely a stress-relieving …

Thunderbirds slip by Chiefs in tournament

Scott Eansor scored a goal 4 minutes, 45 seconds into overtime and the Seattle Thunderbirds completed a rally from a two-goal deficit to edge the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 at the …

Two men arrested in connection to seven-state ATM thefts

A Bonners Ferry man is in federal custody after investigators say he and an accomplice broke into ATMs and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in a seven-state string of …

Bonners Ferry schools see bomb threats return

After a bomb threat scrawled in a boys’ bathroom prompted evacuation of the high school last week, Bonners Ferry officials hope they are not in for a repeat of last …