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EMILY BONSANT

Staff Writer

I have deep North Idaho roots and graduated from Eastern Washington University with an English degree with a creative writing emphasis with a minor in film.

I worked at at the Bonner County Daily Bee before coming to work at the Bonners Ferry Herald in August 2021. I enjoy writing for the paper that my great-grandfather read and covering the same small town community that is still alive today.

I cover all things Badger sports, local politics and government, community news, business, outdoors and appear on the 7Bee podcast for the Herald's update.

When I'm not working I can be found reading a good book and sipping tea, knitting or attempting to sign opera.

Recent Stories

Local presidential caucus set for March 2
February 17, 2024 1 a.m.

Local presidential caucus set for March 2

Idaho Republicans will hold a presidential caucus on March 2, rather than a regular presidential primary due to a faux pas during the 2023 legislative session. Last year, legislation was passed that removed the May primary election with the intent of having it moved to March. However, the language to move the primary was not added to the bill, removing the presidential primary election.

ITD: 300 killed on state's roads in 2023
January 27, 2024 1 a.m.

ITD: 300 killed on state's roads in 2023

Almost 300 people were killed in fatal crashes on the state’s roads in 2023, according to preliminary data from the Idaho Transportation Department.

Man stranded in freezing temperatures
January 18, 2024 1 a.m.

Man stranded in freezing temperatures

A Boundary County man suffered frostbite after he became stranded in his disabled vehicle.

Family, friends remember long-time attorney
January 11, 2024 1 a.m.

Family, friends remember long-time attorney

Boundary County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tevis Hull, 63, died unexpectedly on the evening of January 3, leaving a void for the county’s legal department.

VanGesen: Lawsuit settlement a matter of expediency
November 26, 2023 1 a.m.

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.

American Legion mural project to honor veterans
November 9, 2023 1 a.m.

American Legion mural project to honor veterans

The American Legion Post 55 is working to add a mural honoring veterans on the outside of the Veterans of Foreign War and Veterans Alliance building in Bonners Ferry.

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice
November 9, 2023 1 a.m.

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

When thinking of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, images of rows upon rows of white headstones from Arlington Cemetary may come to mind. This image often comes to my mind, but not because I’ve seen a headstone on the TV screen of one lone name as the camera pulls back to reveal the multitude of stones memorializing the dead.

Tribes: Watershed pollution must be addressed
November 5, 2023 2 a.m.

Tribes: Watershed pollution must be addressed

The Ktunaxa Nation and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho are calling on the U.S. and Canada to immediately address pollution in the Kootenai Watershed.

BF to start over search for golf manager
November 4, 2023 1 a.m.

BF to start over search for golf manager

At the last Bonners Ferry City Council meeting, the board voted to start over in its search for a new golf course manager. Tuesday at a special meeting, they discussed how to make that happen.

Moyie Springs questions additional engineering fees
October 17, 2023 1 a.m.

Moyie Springs questions additional engineering fees

Moyie city councilors had heated words with Keller Associates, an engineering company tasked with working on a city sewer project, regarding additional costs for services and payment already rendered. The exchange took place at a special meeting Oct. 4 prior to the council’s regular meeting.

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