Bonners Ferry Herald

VOL. 125, NO. 30

THURSDAY, August 3, 2017



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DEQ issues air quality advisory

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality advisory to notify residents of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties of degraded air quality. Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada has entered the area and boosted the levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) into the moderate air quality category. At that level, people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution may experience health impacts. For more information, call the DEQ?s regional office at (208) 769-1422.

Women tackle the outdoors

Photo by Mandi Bateman Attendees practice their archery skills during Saturday?s Women?s Outdoor Clinic at the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kootenai Gun Club. For many women, they let arrows fly for the first time.

Hawaii visits the senior center

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? For many seniors, the ability to go on vacation to anywhere exotic is just not possible for a variety of reasons. That was the inspiration for Nancy Martinez to create the themed luncheons at Seniors Hospitality Center of Boundary County. Martinez is on the activity board, and bursts with infectious enthusiasm. ?We try to do something once a month. Last month we went to Mexico. It?s fun,? she explained, so on Friday, July 28, Hawaii came to the Seniors Hospitality Center. Every participant was greeted with a lei placed around their neck, and the brave- or the ambusheddonned grass skirts. ?I think it?s great,? said former Senior Companion Coordinator, Larry Hare, sporting a grass skirt. ?They come here to enjoy themselves, relax, get away from the hoopla and the politics of life. They laugh. So they laugh at my skirt. It?s good.? There was Hawaiian themed music, which had many up and dancing. Hula hoops came out See HAWAII, A3

Smiles, fun, memories part of BFHS All Class Reunion

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? Every four years, Bonners Ferry High School alumni are drawn from around the country to return home, swarm the streets, searching out or accidentally finding their former classmates. The results were a recurring theme of sounds of excited greetings, hugs, handshakes, back slaps, all taking place, over and over, the length of the packed street. The All Class Reunion

Clinic introduces fi eld dressing, safety tips, hunting techniques

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? ?The fastest growing demographic in hunting is actually women,? explained Idaho Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Julie Lininger, who has been teaching the Women?s Outdoor Clinic for 12 years. ?Women are getting into the outdoor sports. It is traditionally, and still is, a male dominated sport, and trying to find someone to tutor you or teach you can be a little bit daunting.? The Women?s Outdoor Clinic was held Saturday, July 29, at the Kootenai Early in the day, the street begins to fill at the 2017 All Class Reunion. took place on Main Street, Saturday, July 29, but mini reunions dotted the weekend all around town, in restaurants, meeting rooms, and private homes. There is no one story for an event like this. Instead, it is hundreds of stories, all happening simultaneously. National Wildlife Refuge and the Kootenai Gun Club and was sponsored by Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Kootenai Valley Sportsmen. Approximately 30 women attended, having signed up months ago, as the popular class fills up quickly. The class was a mix of classroom education, demonstrations, and hands on learning. They learned about hunter and outdoor safety, ethics and regulations, archery, fly fishing, field dressing, fish filleting, trap shooting, gun cleaning, live shooting and more. See WOMEN, A10 Courtesy photo

It seems like only yesterday ...

This is what the All Class Reunion is about ? finding old friends and enjoying good times and memories in downtown Bonners Ferry. Photo by Mandi Bateman Old friends reminisced, sharing memories of joy, sports, family, loss, or mischief caused in the See REUNION, A2



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