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Local man arrested on charges of kidnapping, rape
July 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Local man arrested on charges of kidnapping, rape

A local man has been arrested after allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman in the City Beach parking lot.

Sheriff's office to man watercraft inspection stations
July 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Sheriff's office to man watercraft inspection stations

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office has entered into an agreement with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to staff multiple watercraft invasive species inspection stations around the county.

BTAA strives to keep families and pets together
July 11, 2024 1 a.m.

BTAA strives to keep families and pets together

Better Together Animal Alliance has nearly 100 cats and dogs looking for forever homes right now, but the alliance is much more than just an animal shelter.

Sandpoint Urban Area Transportation Plan approved by BOCC
July 10, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint Urban Area Transportation Plan approved by BOCC

The Sandpoint Urban Area Transportation Plan — a project created in collaboration by multiple agencies and cities — was approved Tuesday by Bonner County commissioners.

Public hearing set for comp plan map amendment on Schweitzer Mountain properties
July 9, 2024 1 a.m.

Public hearing set for comp plan map amendment on Schweitzer Mountain properties

Public comments are being accepted for an upcoming public hearing regarding a comprehensive plan map amendment on seven Schweitzer Mountain-owned properties.

Johnson announces county commissioner campaign
July 4, 2024 1 a.m.

Johnson announces county commissioner campaign

Vowing to return “common-sense leadership” to Bonner County, Steve Johnson recently announced his candidacy for the Bonner County District 1 commissioner seat.

Sagle road to be vacated
July 4, 2024 1 a.m.

Sagle road to be vacated

The vacation of a Sagle road has been approved following a public hearing and resolution approval by the Bonner County commissioners.

Chip sealing to begin Monday in District 1
July 4, 2024 1 a.m.

Chip sealing to begin Monday in District 1

The Bonner County Road and Bridge Department is beginning its chip sealing project Monday, July 8, in the county’s District 1 sector, south of the Long Bridge.

July 3, 2024 1 a.m.

Keep pets safe this Fourth of July

More pets go missing on or around the Fourth of July than at any other time throughout the year. Family Pet Urgent Care in Ponderay has offered a handful of tips for keeping pets well prepared for the upcoming holiday should they wander off.

Priest River Senior Center to be sold at auction
July 3, 2024 1 a.m.

Priest River Senior Center to be sold at auction

The Priest River City Council may be considering the procurement of the Priest River Senior Center following the Bonner County commissioners’ approval to sell it at auction.

Resolutions, time extension requests on BOCC agenda
June 30, 2024 1 a.m.

Resolutions, time extension requests on BOCC agenda

Another short meeting is on the table for the Bonner County commissioners this upcoming Tuesday.

Over $15,000 raised for NAMI during Cinco de Mayo
June 29, 2024 1 a.m.

Over $15,000 raised for NAMI during Cinco de Mayo

Over $15,000 has been donated to NAMI Far North’s Sand Creek Clubhouse project this year by the 2024 Leadership Sandpoint class.

June 29, 2024 1 a.m.

PR Mudhole's campground won't reopen this year

Further delays have been placed on the re-opening of The Mudhole campground in Priest River after an extensive paving project is taking longer than anticipated, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff said.

USACE seeking public input on master plan
June 29, 2024 1 a.m.

USACE seeking public input on master plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on the corps’ Albeni Falls Dam Project Master Plan, which will impact the next five years of recreation in the county.

KPSD receives DEQ grant funds
June 28, 2024 1 a.m.

KPSD receives DEQ grant funds

The Kootenai Ponderay Sewer District announced Thursday that it has received the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality grant it had applied for in efforts to clean up the Boyer Slough.

KPSD receives funds to clean up Boyer Slough
June 27, 2024 1 a.m.

KPSD receives funds to clean up Boyer Slough

The Kootenai Ponderay Sewer District recently received the funding to clean up the Boyer Slough after it became polluted with runoff from the district.

BOCC approves sixth Colburn project change order
June 26, 2024 1 a.m.

BOCC approves sixth Colburn project change order

Bonner County commissioners approved the sixth change order for the Colburn improvement project at their Tuesday business meeting.

June 25, 2024 1 a.m.

No parking implemented on Sunnyside Road

New “no parking” signs have been placed along the shoreline of Sunnyside Road following an influx of drivers parking their vehicles in the street to access shoreline along the right of way.

BOCC approves Panhandle Bike Ranch CUP appeal, denies reversal appeal
June 25, 2024 1 a.m.

BOCC approves Panhandle Bike Ranch CUP appeal, denies reversal appeal

Bonner County commissioners voted Monday to deny an appeal to reverse a conditional use permit for the Panhandle Bike Ranch and, instead, approved an to relax conditions of that permit, albeit with modifications.

Man arrested on assault charges
June 23, 2024 1 a.m.

Man arrested on assault charges

A Clark Fork man has been arrested following an alleged assault against two men who were recently seeking political office in Bonner County. According to Bonner County Sheriff’s reports, late last month, deputies were called to a Sagle business after reports of an assault had been made. The suspect, Michael Franco, was detained across the street from the business while deputies spoke to the two alleged victims.

BOCC outlines Tuesday agenda
June 23, 2024 1 a.m.

BOCC outlines Tuesday agenda

Seven departments will be coming before the Bonner County commissioners this week at their regular Tuesday business meeting.

City seeking employees for youth summer programs
June 22, 2024 1 a.m.

City seeking employees for youth summer programs

The Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department is looking to fill multiple positions to run its youth summer programs.

June 21, 2024 1 a.m.

Kick off the 4th with CF Freedom Fun Run

Rather than sleeping in this year, some Bonner County residents are choosing to kick off their Fourth of July with the Freedom 5K Fun Run in Clark Fork.

Community chats being put on hold
June 20, 2024 1 a.m.

Community chats being put on hold

Bonner County Commissioner Asia Williams’s community chats are being put on hold for a few months while peak vacation season is underway.

Help pets find a fur-ever home at BTAA's adoptions events
June 20, 2024 1 a.m.

Help pets find a fur-ever home at BTAA's adoptions events

Come for the raffle prizes, leave with a fur-ever friend at Better Together Animal Alliance’s adoption events in Ponderay and Sandpoint the next two weeks.

Williams taking deeper look at trail documents
June 19, 2024 1 a.m.

Williams taking deeper look at trail documents

Commissioner Asia Williams announced that she would be taking a deeper look into the Camp Bay legal documents following her discussion of them at last week’s commissioners’ meeting.

June 19, 2024 1 a.m.

LPO expected to reach summer pool today

Lake Pend Oreille is expected to reach normal summer pool levels today, according to an update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday.

BCSO: Children found living in filth
June 18, 2024 1 a.m.

BCSO: Children found living in filth

Couple arrested, sentenced in connection to case

A couple was arrested in April on two counts each of injury to a child after Bonner County Sheriff’s deputies discovered that their children were allegedly living in an RV filled with rotting garbage and human feces.

BCSO: Children found living in filth
June 18, 2024 1 a.m.

BCSO: Children found living in filth

Couple arrested, sentenced in connection to case

A couple was arrested in April on two counts each of injury to a child after Bonner County Sheriff’s deputies discovered that their children were allegedly living in an RV filled with rotting garbage and human feces.

Library offering summer nature, reading programs for kids
June 18, 2024 1 a.m.

Library offering summer nature, reading programs for kids

The Sandpoint Library is encouraging kids to both get out in nature as well as get their reading in with multiple kids’ programs being offered this summer.

Extremely short BOCC agenda this week
June 16, 2024 1 a.m.

Extremely short BOCC agenda this week

An incredibly short agenda is on the Bonner County commissioners’ radar this week.

Bowman's trespass appeal granted
June 15, 2024 1 a.m.

Bowman's trespass appeal granted

After nearly five months of being trespassed from the Bonner County Administration Building and attending commissioners’ meetings in person, Dave Bowman’s trespass order has been reversed.

Sandpoint offering new kids' programs this July
June 15, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint offering new kids' programs this July

The city of Sandpoint is introducing two new programs this July for kids in the community.

Calling to say hello on Field Day
June 14, 2024 1 a.m.

Calling to say hello on Field Day

Annual event

The Bonner County Amateur Radio Club and Bonner County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be hosting ARRL Amateur Radio Field Day 2024 the fourth full weekend in June.

ITD drops controversial route
June 14, 2024 1 a.m.

ITD drops controversial route

Would have cut through multi-generational family farms

After extensive community feedback, the Idaho Transportation Department has dropped one of the proposed routes for a proposed highway thoroughfare through Sagle. The proposed route — which was only at the beginning of the brainstorming phase to see if it would be feasible — would see the highway snake to the east, going through numerous multi-generational family farms. This caused significant public criticism throughout the county as the term “eminent domain” circulated in the community. Eminent domain is the governmental ability to obtain private property and convert it into public use, and residents thought ITD would enforce that to take control of properties for the project.

ICL raises awareness about algal blooms
June 13, 2024 1 a.m.

ICL raises awareness about algal blooms

North Idaho is no stranger to harmful algal blooms affecting the surrounding lakes in the area, especially in late summer.

Sandpoint man suffers spinal injuries following skydiving accident
June 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint man suffers spinal injuries following skydiving accident

A Sandpoint man is seeking the community’s help after breaking multiple vertebrae in his back during a Memorial Day skydiving event.

Camp Bay lake access stalled until trail completed
June 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Camp Bay lake access stalled until trail completed

Despite multiple protests, the public will not have access to the Camp Bay shoreline until the final path has been completed next year, Bonner County Commissioner Asia Williams said Tuesday.

Senators, congressman call out USACE
June 11, 2024 1 a.m.

Senators, congressman call out USACE

The issues at Albeni Falls Dam reached federal levels last week after senators James Risch and Mike Crapo, as well as Congressman Russ Fulcher, called on the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize the matter.

Williams to discuss Albeni Falls Dam, WBCSD at BOCC meeting
June 11, 2024 1 a.m.

Williams to discuss Albeni Falls Dam, WBCSD at BOCC meeting

Nine points of discussion are on Commissioner Asia Williams’s District 2 commissioner report for this Tuesday.

Gate issue is long-term problem
June 6, 2024 1 a.m.

Gate issue is long-term problem

The meeting, held by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was prompted by the April discovery of defects on spillway Gate 3 at the dam.

BOCC denies appeal hearing refund
June 5, 2024 1 a.m.

BOCC denies appeal hearing refund

A Bonner County resident’s appeal fees will not be returned to them after commissioners voted against the request at their regular Tuesday meeting.

Two appeals filed against Panhandle Bike Ranch CUP
June 4, 2024 1 a.m.

Two appeals filed against Panhandle Bike Ranch CUP

Two appeals have been filed regarding the Panhandle Bike Ranch outside Sagle that was approved in April — one from multiple individuals upset by the county’s approval of the bike park and one from the applicants themselves.

June 1, 2024 1 a.m.

Circus magic coming to Sandpoint

Lions, tigers, bears — oh my! Sandpoint kids will get the opportunity to see some of those animals and more at the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus when it comes to town this June.

Sandpoint offering youth, adult summer programs
May 31, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint offering youth, adult summer programs

Summer has been slow to arrive in Sandpoint, but as the weather forecast promises that warmer weather is right around the corner, the city of Sandpoint is gearing up to kick off its summer programs for youth and adults.

Camp helps youth handle grief
May 31, 2024 1 a.m.

Camp helps youth handle grief

Grief is something we everyone experiences during their lifetime, and kids are no exception. Bonner General Health Community Hospice is providing a way to help kids learn how to deal with grief by bringing back Kid’s Grief Camp after a four-year hiatus.

May 30, 2024 1 a.m.

Ponderay railroad crossings closed this weekend for maintenance

Union Pacific will be closing two of its railroad crossings in the Ponderay area between June 1-3 for maintenance and repairs.

BOCC approves fund transfer
May 30, 2024 1 a.m.

BOCC approves fund transfer

Bonner County commissioners have approved the transfer of funds from the justice fund contingency budget following a mishap that occurred with the Clerk and HR departments.

Sunnyside Road closed today for repairs
May 29, 2024 1 a.m.

Sunnyside Road closed today for repairs

The Bonner County Road and Bridge Department will be closing Sunnyside Road for a short period today to make repairs after an unexpected road washout in the 100 block.

BOCC approves addition of duties for current position
May 29, 2024 1 a.m.

BOCC approves addition of duties for current position

The Bonner County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the transfer of roles for a justice services position in the juvenile detention center.