Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
Victim was on way to Veterans Dinner
Wife seriously injured in Hwy. 2 crash
One charge dismissed in murder trial
McDermott faces sentencing Dec. 3
Notes from a Sandpoint startup
The opportunity in disruption
No 2019 federal funds for underpass
But organizers will plan another attempt
Southside earns STEAM certification
School just one of five in state of Idaho
Reclaim Idaho collecting signatures
Education funding initiative launches
Settlement reached in lawsuit
Jogger accidentally killed in 2017
Health insurance tax credits available
Idaho enrollment deadline is Dec. 16
Missing Idaho toddler mystery on TV
HLN airs episode about disappearance
Schweitzer's new lifts ready to roll
Resort opens for season Nov. 29
Sandpoint wins math competition
Ends CdA Charter's 3-year streak
L.A. Times article: 'Go back to California'
Newcomers fuel Boise backlash
Mayor race, levy drew most heat
A recap of city, school elections
Litehouse president named CEO
Prior responsible for strategic mission
80,000 people moved to Idaho in '18
Yep, majority were from California
Sandpoint re-elects Rognstad mayor
Voters OK permanent LPOSD levy
Festival enters firearms legal fray
Attorney files motion to intervene
Idaho school levies set record ... again
Property owners to pay $214m this year
BNSF's new double-track in service
2.5-mile project near Westmond closing gap
Idaho firefighters praised for efforts
Save several homes in California
Idaho ranks 38th for fattest states
Mississippi claims nation's top spot
Expanded Medicaid draws 35,000
Idaho enrollment opened up Nov. 1
8-year-old girl breaks fishing record
Egizi reels in 36.5" rainbow on LPO
20 years of Ski Idaho license plates
Funds nonprofit representing resorts
Octoburrrrr: Sandpoint breaks record
Previous average low set in 1919
Innovia Foundation launches campaign
Aims to keep more wealth in Inland NW
Frazee trial begins in Colorado
Girlfriend from Idaho to testify
Mayoral candidate terminated from job
Williamson was Waterkeeper director
Idaho test scores top national average
Ybarra: Students outperforming peers
Tight job market affecting ski resorts
Woo workers with perks, higher pay
Uninsured children on rise in Idaho
31% increase from 2016 to 2018
Deputy cleared in Spokane shooting
25-year-old Sandpoint man was killed
Washington will still turn back clock
Despite new law eliminating change
Idaho school funding effort begins
Raises taxes on wealthy, corporations
Commission seeks input on lake level
Gather opinions with questionnaire
N. Idaho men pose for hilarious calendar
Proceeds assist local cancer patients
How tool aided law enforcement
Suspect identified in local killing
Southside educator receives honor
Leonard lauded for STEAM efforts
SHS girls soccer wins championship
Shut down Kuna in state final 2-0
Tamarack makes 'significant progress'
Files plans to emerge from Chapter 11
BCSO deputy cited for bridge collision
Carl allegedly sideswiped another car
Growth is big issue for CdA elections
Development dominates local politics
$41 million U.S. 95 project on track
To ease traffic flow through Garwood
ICL applauds Avista settlement
Lowers average bill by 1 percent
Widow sues Bonner County, BCSO
Husband shot, killed at Coolin cabin
Company completes Quest acquisition
Name is changed to Kodiak Aircraft
More time granted for psych evaluation
Woman charged in 2017 Hope murder
Remembering a Farragut recruit
75 years after his sacrifice in WWII
Sandpoint a top leaf-viewing town
On Vacasa's list of scenic places
Business re-opens in Spokane Valley
Fire gutted Sandpoint Chocolate Bear
Judge blocks Trump energy rules effort
Cites risk to struggling sage grouse
Artifical turf approved at Memorial
Mayor casts the tie-breaking vote
Former Festival director sentenced
Wahl, 56, pleads guilty to DUI
IF&G goes high-tech for hunters
Video game teaches field dressing
County forms music festival panel
Cites Festival at Sandpoint turmoil
Grizzly spotted north of Upper Priest
Captured on motion-activated camera
Report: Dire bird losses by 2050
Due to climate change in region
City likely to decide on turf Wednesday
Consider options made by consultants
Get ready: Rain, mountain snow on way
String of storms set to hit Northwest
Kochava CEO joins Forbes Council
Manning part of executive community
ISP investigates Long Bridge crash
Deputy side-swiped car; no injuries
Schweitzer touted for its affordability
Ranked third among U.S. ski resorts
Avista settles Idaho rate case
Drops average bill by 1 percent
Festival's future in doubt amid woes
Staff resigns; board faces challenges
Consultants reveal park concepts
Favor artificial turf at Memorial
Idaho CEO buys Hawaii cattle ranch
VanderSloot pays off debts, raises pay
Large cougar on prowl near Northside
Killed alpacas, miniature horse in area
Priest River man to serve 15 years
DUI crash killed Cocolalla man
Lawmakers get first look at budgets
Declining revenues could be factor
River group pleads for dam breaching
Pen letter to Gov. Little, congressmen
Football star's dad helps injured hunter
Idaho's Vander Esch big part of rescue
Lone Harrison candidate drops out
Follows resignation of former mayor
Sandpoint man dies in car accident
On Highway 95 south of White Bird
Sandpoint's great pumpkin patch
Take festive trip to Hickey Farms
NBC's Harry Smith travels to Wallace
Checks out 'Center of the Universe'
Hope murder case will go to trial
Carpenter charged in 2017 murder
Couple starts farm-based brewery
Lone Mountain Farms opens Oct. 5
Idaho projects 2020 insurance rates
Up 4% small group, 6% individual
Two 20-year-olds charged in incident
Following crash on Cocolalla Flats
Idaho student seeks vaping changes
Advocates for legislation to raise age
Idaho first-grader's photo goes viral
Hilarious school picture stuns mom
Grizzlies were spotted at Schweitzer
Summer sightings signal an expansion
Idaho seeks OK on work requirement
Would affect enrollees in Medicaid
Newport smelter clears hurdle
Appeal of zoning change denied
County serves city in Festival gun suit
City: Taxpayers will bear costs of case
'Welcome to Idaho' sign nets $11k
ITD sold sticker-covered sign online
New SHS rule targets loitering students
Affects parking lot during school hours
It's beginning to feel a lot like winter
Wind, snow, low temps hit region
Church launches 'PB&J Saturdays'
Sandpoint Methodists feed need
Lakes Commission to present updates
Will address CF driftyard, water rights
Link up to local bloggers:
Dirt & Denim. Holly and Mr. Denim write on gardening, DIY, and life in general.
Hike North Idaho. Love to read about, and share, stories of hiking in North Idaho? Then this adventure blog's for you!
Slight Detour. Sandpoint native and former SHS English teacher Marianne Love writes daily about life around here.
Sparkling Vintage Life. Jennifer Lamont Leo on preserving the past, and “grace notes” for 21st century life.
Brian's Bike Buzz. He rides bikes, dreams about bikes, and blogs about biking in Sandpoint and afield.
I Love. I Live. I Ride. Sandpoint's Danielle lives on a 5th generation family ranch, but still has time to blog!
Keokee Blog. Company highlights, SEO, social media and marketing tips, Wordpress tutorials and resources.
Mountain Architect. John Hendricks blogs on projects, trends and more.
As The Lake Churns. About Priest Lake, the land, people and happenings.
- Writing North Idaho. A web retreat for writers in the North Idaho Panhandle.
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If you like Sandpoint, you’ll love Sandpoint Magazine. This color glossy magazine has been published twice a year since 1990. Read the current issue and check the Sandpoint Magazine archive more than 500 stories online.
Ben Stein: The American Spectator
Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist and lawyer who lives in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Sandpoint. He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator - and often writes about Sandpoint. View his webpage for links to his essays at Spectator.org.
Assignment America:Sandpoint, ID
New York Times writes about Sandpoint in their Assignment America series. "Sandpoint, Idaho, hugging the edge of Lake Pend Oreille, is bucking a major demographic trend: In an era when many rural places are bleeding out, this one is holding its own."
Year-round destination ski resort
USA Today lists seven awesome ski resorts that offer year-round fun, and Schweitzer is one of them! Explore mountain bike trails, running trails, huckleberry picking, disc golf and horseback riding in the summer and of course skiing and snowboarding in the winter!
The 10 best lake towns in North America
USA Today names Sandpoint as one of the 10 best lake towns in North America, saying "You’ll need an afternoon nap in a lakeside hammock after joining in a beach volleyball game or heading out on the water for paddling, sailing, Jet Skiing or wakeboarding." We all know that to be true!
One of 24 'coolest towns'
Matador Network names Sandpoint as one of the nation's coolest towns, saying we have "almost too many" scenic byways and mountain ranges for one town. That’s how we like it!
Schweitzer big on powder, light on parties
Seattle Times writer reviews Schweitzer Mountain Resort: "On a midweek, balmy spring day with no lift lines and still decent snow, I swooped down the empty slopes and paused to revel in the views. It was a taste of skier heaven." See the full story, "Schweitzer ski resort: Big on powder, light on parties."
Setting is 'second to none'
Writer extols the many virtues of our region in Travel Destination: Scenic Sandpoint in The Columbus Dispatch on June 22, 2014. "The forte of the town, whose oldest buildings date only to the early 20th century, lies not in its architecture but in its natural beauty."
Picture-Perfect Mountain Town
Sandpoint was rated as one of "10 Picture-Perfect Mountain Towns" by USA Today on Nov. 28, 2013. "... This little township is a vibrant, happening haven in the wilds of northern Idaho."
Idaho's Hippest Mountain Town
Sandpoint's a ski town that's also "urbane and cultured" says a November 2013 story, "Idaho's Hippest Mountain Town" in Men's Journal. "As tempted as you'll be to linger in town, the majestic Selkirk Mountains ... exert a gravitational pull."
Sandpoint's an American eCity
Seems there are both brains and beauty around here: Sandpoint was named the 2013 Idaho eCity, an award by Google to recognize the strongest online business community in each state.
We've got 'famed tree skiing'
Sandpoint ranks as one of the "Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns" according to National Geographic Adventure ... "for those seeking the famed tree skiing of the Selkirks without the trip to Canada."
Schweitzer one of '10 Best Mountains You've Never Skied'
Ski Magazine touts Schweitzer as one of the '10 Best Mountains You've Never Skied' in its November 2012 issue. Tons of snow, awesome terrain, no crowds and cold beer rate northern Idaho ski resort on enviable list.
Sandpoint a lakeside destination
The Missoulian highlights Sandpoint as a lakeside destination in light of Rand McNally's 'Best of the Road' Most Beautiful Small Town award bestowed on our little mountain-and-lake berg, in a July 24, 2012, feature story.
Sandpoint a 'prettiest winter town'
Travel & Leisure magazine ranks Sandpoint among the nation's dozen "prettiest winter towns" in a March 2, 2012, feature.
Schweitzer an 'underrated' resort
CNN/Travel in a Feb. 24, 2012, feature lists Schweitzer Mountain Resort as one of 7 Underrated Ski Resorts, noting that it's unlikely you'll wait more than five minutes in the lift line.
A 'Best Old House Town'
Our town's many vintage residential homes caught the eye of This Old House, which in February 2012 named Sandpoint a "Best Old House Neighborhood 2012." Read about it at This Old House.
'No. 1 Ski Town in USA'
That's what Rand McNally called Sandpoint when it named the country's "Top Seven Ski Towns" in a January 17, 2012, roundup of the best mountain towns. Sandpoint won the top rating over the likes of Lake Tahoe, Park City, Mammoth and Jackson.
'Most Beautiful Town in USA'
So say USA Today and Rand McNally, which sent traveling teams to towns around the nation to determine the five best small towns in America. Sandpoint grabbed "Most Beautiful Town" honors from among an initial 600+ nominees. Read the CdA Press article.
We're a railroading attraction
Sandpoint's famous as "The Funnel" for railroads in the northern tier states, as USA Today writes in its Aug. 4, 2010, story "Idaho town draws railfans from around world."
Who says you can't have it all?
Sandpoint's a good destination for second home buyers, says USA Today in its April 16, 2010, story, "Having it all in Sandpoint."
Leading the transition movement
New York Times writes in-depth article on the Sandpoint Transition Initiative in its story "The End is Near! (Yay!)" (registration required) published in April 2009.
We're a 'market to watch'
Mountain Living Magazine says Sandpoint is one of 5 "mountain markets to watch." Click to see its September 2008 market appraisal, What Market Slump? (pdf format)
An 'idyllic adventure haven'
National Geographic Adventure Magazine touts the local character of "quiet Sandpoint," while newcomers rave about the town's strong sense of community. Click to read the August 2008 story Idaho's Last Stand.
A top-15 travel destination
"I was smitten with this lakefront town from the moment I saw it," says USA Today travel writer Laura Bly in naming Sandpoint a top U.S. destination. Read the entire May 25, 2007, story: Summer Vacations: 15 unforgettable trips.
We've got the goods in fall
The New York Times features Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille in a guide for "leaf lovers" published Oct. 6, 2006. Click to read the full story: Fall Foliage; Bright Leaves, Big Country.
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Sand Creek Byway
Despite years of controversy and legal action against the proposed Highway 95 bypass around Sandpoint, the Sand Creek Byway construction commenced in 2008 and was finished and opened to the public July 27, 2012.
• ITD Sand Creek Bypass – Weekly updates
• Aerial Photos – Photographer Jerry Luther captures monthly snapshots of progress on the Sand Creek Bypass; photos are posted on CallJerry.biz/SandCreek