If you’ve meandered through one of the many car shows of the Northwest, you’ve probably seen some pretty cool rides. It’s a great way to get up close to a piece of history. The common vehicles featured in most of these shows are mid ‘50s to late ‘70s American-made automobiles. Some shows have rules as to how old the car must be to be shown, what condition it is in or where it was made. While these shows can be a lot of fun, especially for those who grew up driving one of these muscle machines, being able to see a wider variety of automotive his...

When the winter snows blanket the town of West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park, the summer crowds dissipate, making this the ideal time of year to visit. West Yellowstone makes the perfect base for exploring all the area has to offer in the winter months and is the closest park entrance to the Old Faithful Geyser. Surrounded by three national forests, plenty of trout streams and lakes, it makes getting back to nature easy. There is a surprising number of things to do from snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to winter fl...

For the second time in her short life, second grader Paisley Choate is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She is currently receiving treatment at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, preparing to receive a bone marrow transplant in Seattle in early 2020. And while there is nothing anyone can do to lessen the gravity of what her family is going through, there are literally thousands of people who have pitched in to carry a piece of the burden in some small way.


Anyone who has ever had surgery, been a hospital patient for any length o...

Fry Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to serve the ongoing needs of Boundary Community Hospital and Extended Care Facility. “Our fundraising efforts directly impact the health of our community through necessary purchases that allow the hospital to maintain the highest standards of health care and state-of-the-art equipment,” says Lauren Kuczka, marketing and community relations at BCH.


Coming February 8 is Fry Healthcare’s annual Festival of Hearts Gala. Held at the Kootenai River Inn, the Gala aims to raise funds for 3D Mammogram equipment fo...

Baylee Blackmore enjoys many of the simple things in life: family, friends, food and her favorite sport—basketball. A Bonners Ferry High School senior, Baylee is in the midst of her final season for the Badgers. She’s accomplished a lot during her playing career including being named to the IML team and honored as an Idaho Top Scholar during her junior year.


Baylee isn’t the tallest competitor on the floor, and although she admits that has created some challenges for her, she’s learned a valuable lesson about overcoming adversity. “A life lesso...

In May 2018, Shane Florea introduced North Idaho Collision Repair to the Bonners Ferry Community. An independently owned and operated collision repair facility, Shane provides customers auto body repair with accident assistance. Not only does NICRC deliver high-quality vehicle repairs, they offer a lifetime warranty on all qualified repairs and a personal service guarantee. “If we don’t meet your repair and customer experience expectations, we will make it right,” affirms Shane.


From the moment you walk into North Idaho Collision Repair Center,...

“God has done so many amazing things for us.”


It is inspiring to witness the incredible people in the community who give of themselves selflessly to impact others in a positive way; devoting countless hours to help improve the lives of those in our community. And one such organization that works toward its mission every hour of every day is Priest River Ministries - Advocates for Women—which strives to do all it can for the betterment of women who have endured, and are continuing to be affected, by physical and sexual abuse and violence.


Servin...

Traditions passed down from one generation to the next bring us closer to our loved ones, especially around the holidays. Except when they don’t. What do we do with a tradition centered around togetherness when we find ourselves alone? How do we manage to celebrate when each passing holiday only stands to remind us just how far away we are from extended family?


The holidays can be particularly hard for anyone who isn’t surrounded by those they hold dear, regardless of the reason for the separation. Lisa Carle found this to be particularly true...

“Business has always been a passion. The outdoors, too. And furthermore, I’ve always loved playing with fire!”
Tim Garcia is the man behind Überleben, which launched its first product—the Zünden Fire Starter—in March of 2016. During that time, he and his wife, along with their children, were living with family in Southern California, and within the first few months of Überleben going live, they began planning their relocation north.


“My wife and I have four children, and we homeschool. Those two things alone were pretty ostracizing in Californi...

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

What does Bonners Ferry have to offer to the members of our community as well as draw residents of neighboring towns? What could compel people to drive once a week from an hour away in all directions and appeal to an age range of 12 years old up to mid-80s?


It is the Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra—an organization that has been in existence for the past 45 years. And since the group is filling a demand that surrounding communities aren't, it is expanding in several way...

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