The Bonners Ferry location of Papé Machinery, which with its predecessor companies Sims Implement and North Columbia Equipment has served Boundary County, Idaho, agriculture for 66 years, will be closing its doors and its business in Bonners Ferry within a matter of weeks, reports News Bonners Ferry.

The newspaper reports:

The closing of the business was confirmed by Pat Walsh, spokesman for Papé Machinery. "The decision was not easy to make, and was purely based on the depressed economic agricultural climate in Northern Idaho," said Mr. Walsh. He said the business will close on September 1, or when the company's work is done at the end of the current harvest season.

Mr. Walsh said that currently there are two employees at the Bonners Ferry branch of Papé Machinery's large regional collection of companies and locations. "Both have been offered and accepted opportunities to stay with Papé at our Ponderay location," he said.

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