THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR BOUNDARY COUNTY, BONNERS FERRY, MOYIE SPRINGS, NAPLES AND PORTHILL SINCE 1891

Bonners Ferry Herald

VOL. 125, NO. 37

THURSDAY, September 21, 2017

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Briefly

Man survives being trapped 2 days in ravine

KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) ? Authorities say a man spent two days trapped in his vehicle after it plunged into a ravine. The Idaho County Sheriff?s Office reported Jacob Phillips, 24, of Kamiah appeared to have a broken leg when rescuers pulled from the car Sunday morning. After going missing Friday afternoon, searchers then located Phillips about 75 feet down a ravine off State Highway 162. Photo by Jessica Kellar Rocks painted by Jessica Kellar and her mom, Rona Johnson. Some of the rocks they paint travel to new destinations with Johnson, who teaches Native American education around the world.

North Idaho rocks

Painted rock craze brings families, community together

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? How can something as simple as a rock bring together a community, young and old, families and artists? How can a chunk of the earth, worn over the years and centuries into unique shapes and sizes, pull people away from their mobile devices, televisions, and video games, and bring them outside, walking or running in the sunshine? How can the very thing that we step over and on every day make a person smile and bring them joy? The painted rock craze has taken the country by storm, passing from one community By TANNA YEOUMANS Staff Writer BONNERS FERRY ? At 4:46 p.m. on Sept. 16 there was a fire reported south of Moose Valley Farms at 495114 Hwy 95. South Boundary Fire Department responded, with North Bench Fire Department and Boundary Ambulance Service assisting with a boat that had caught on fire. The boat was a 32 foot Carver powerboat that rolled off the trailer into the surrounding sand. The owner worked quickly to remove the batteries and anything that would cause further damage, fire personnel to the next. Tana Kay Amaral was inspired to start the Facebook page, North Idaho Rocks, including both Boundary and Bonner County, last November after seeing the Lewiston/Clarkston page called LC Valley Rocks. It was a slow start. Amaral attributed to it being winter, but she didn?t give up hope. ?I stayed positive and continued to paint and hide rocks and tell every person in town I came in contact with about it and shared the group on local pages,? she said. When spring rolled around and somebody posted on a popular local See ROCKS, A2 reported. The owner had more than 125 gallons of fuel in the tank and noticed fuel running down the bilge before erupting in flames. Since the surrounding area was sand, there was little chance for the flames to spread, but there was an attack line put into place to prevent any chance of the fire spreading to nearby trees in the vicinity. Paradise Valley Fire Department also assisted with another safety line while North Bench Fire Department supplied the engines with their water tenders. The fire was safely contained and no one was injured. Photo by Shannon Mcnutt Silas Smith enjoys painting rocks to hide, with his grandmother, Shannon Mcnutt.

Montana woman arrested on drug charge

More than a quarter pound of Meth found in car

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? A Montana woman charged with drug trafficking waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Sept. 12. The waiver clears the way for Halie Herzog to be arraigned in 1st District Court on Oct. 5. Herzog, a 23-yearold from Columbia Falls, was stopped on Sept. 3 for exceeding the speed limit by Bonners Ferry Police Herzog Sergeant Willie Cowell. ?Upon my initial contact with Herzog, I believed she was lying to me regarding her whereabouts and travels due to her unusually nervous behavior, of which was not consistent with the innocent motoring public,? said Cowell in his affidavit. According to the police report, Cowell returned to his vehicle to complete a no insurance ticket and requested the aid of U.S. Border Protection Agent David Grainger and his drug detecting K-9. Bonners Ferry Police Officer Raul Lopez also arrived to assist. See ARREST, A10

Multiple agencies work to contain boat fire

Photo by Mandi Bateman Firefighters work to put out a Sept. 16 boat fire south of Moose Valley. The fire was safely contained and no one was injured. More photos appear on page A10.

WEATHER High:

54

Sept. 20 Low:

39

Sept. 20 KOOTENAI RIVER ELEVATION

45.72

Sept. 20 INSIDE:

Calendar

A8

Outdoors

B3

September 21st

6:30-7:30 pm

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