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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

In His Image Family Festival announced
June 14, 2024 1 a.m.

In His Image Family Festival announced

Local churches and businesses have joined together to unify the community and its churches by providing the opportunity to fellowship at the In His Image Family Festival.

Electioneering distance near polls extended to 250 feet
May 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Electioneering distance near polls extended to 250 feet

Electioneering at the polls is no longer allowed within 250 feet. The May 21 primary will see some changes in electioneering on Election Day since a new bill has increased the distance from 100 feet to 250 feet within a polling place or any building where an election is being held.

North Idaho counties report increase of sexual assault
May 7, 2024 1:08 a.m.

North Idaho counties report increase of sexual assault

As reports of sexual assault increase throughout North Idaho, advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors are working to keep up.

Murder, arson case advances to district court
April 26, 2024 1 a.m.

Murder, arson case advances to district court

A second-degree murder and arson case is advancing to district court following a two-day preliminary hearing that concluded Tuesday.

Moyie Springs, IFG working on easement
April 21, 2024 1 a.m.

Moyie Springs, IFG working on easement

Will help city access water system after leak, mudslide

Moyie Springs is working with Idaho Forestry Group on a new easement to access the city’s wells by a different route following a failure to the city’s main water line.

Moyie mudslide caused by water line break
March 30, 2024 1 a.m.

Moyie mudslide caused by water line break

When the city's main water line broke early Sunday morning, it caused a several hundred foot mudslide and led the city to declare a local state of emergency.

Community rallies to help snowmobiler's family
March 5, 2024 1 a.m.

Community rallies to help snowmobiler's family

A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the family of a Sandpoint man killed in a Friday avalanche. Lance J. Gidley, 54, of Sandpoint, was killed when he was caught in an avalanche Friday afternoon in the remote area of Boundary County. Searchers recovered the body Saturday after the snowmobiler was caught in an avalanche in the upper mountainous area of Pack River near Hunt Lake.

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.

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