By Lyndsie Kiebert
Bonner County Commissioners approved higher no-wake zone fines Tuesday, doubling the infraction cost and making subsequent infractions even more costly.
Fines for no-wake zone violations were previously $75 for each infraction. Now, first infractions will cost boaters $150, and subsequent penalties will each be $300. The Bonner County Waterways Advisory Board proposed the changes.
Due to the current flooding on the county’s waterways, the no-wake zone is 500 feet — not the usual 200 feet — until further notice. BOCC will revoke the temporary 500-foot rule in an undetermined but upcoming Tuesday business meeting, all depending on water levels.
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