Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
Goullette enters Alford pleas
Charged in fatal '16 collision
Lightning Creek work to begin
Flood damage occurred in '15
Gray ghosts 'functionally extinct'
Three caribou left in Selkirk herd
Schweitzer closes out big year
255,000 skier visits sets record
Sun Valley ski lodge catches fire
Building significantly damaged
Who will be the next governor?
Columnist Reuter weighs in
Lieutenant governor candidates clash
Sharp exchanges in televised debate
U of I requesting tuition hikes
Full-time cost would go up $452
Idaho's battle against CBD oil
Supporters seek epilepsy relief
County preps for road maintenance
Intersection rebuild tops projects
Police seek person of interest
Man involved in business theft
Schweitzer avalanche dog retires
Chaco served at resort for 9 years
NIC eases credit transfer process
Joins Interstate Passport Network
Humorist, author McManus dies
Sandpoint childhood influenced work
Leroy talks policy in Sandpoint visit
District 1 candidate touts experience
E. coli outbreak spreads to Idaho
H&W reports link to romaine lettuce
Schweitzer gets new avalanche dog
Puppy to begin training next winter
UP investing in rail infrastructure
$22.3m includes North Idaho work
Risch: Wilderness decision not mine
Says community determines outcome
SHS walkout spurs student activism
'I felt really empowered honestly'
Seahawks player to visit local school
Kootenai earns Fuel Up to Play award
Grants available for arts nonprofits
Foundation seeks requests up to $10k
Idaho math, reading scores flat
Scores higher than U.S. average
Hope murder remains a mystery
One year later, BCSO not giving up
Man's murder trial moved to 2019
Coleman charged in cab driver's death
Low-income 'opportunity zones' certified
Includes tract in Bonner County
County signs executive order
Regarding multiple-use areas
Insurance companies join forces
Sandpoint firms take Alliant name
Schools chief seeks feedback on plan
KISS funds officers, teacher training
Newport sees airport in its future
City administrator focused on plan
City hires Public Works director
Wilson ready to make an impact
UI students: Fire athletic director
Vote on Spear is largely symbolic
Website post rips Solar Roadways
Says project generated $36 in energy
Schweitzer breaks snow record
416" tops all previous seasons
Candidate softens stance on abortion
Nonini had said it merits death penalty
Plenty of candidate forums lined up
Primary election coming up in May
Soft roadbeds cause closures
Spring breakup season is here
Idaho to require autism coverage
Was one of six states without rule
UI puts AD on administrative leave
Investigates Spears' handling of issue
'I ought to kick your a--'
Candidate threatens radio host
Festival announces lineup early
ZZ Top, Phillip Phillips top list
Keough closes out final session
Bridge work could begin this fall
BNSF provides aerial rendering
Marathon runner, 75, inspires others
Sandpoint's Wright continues to train
Festival nixes number line system
Moves to new tiered pricing plan
Wages are rising fastest in Idaho
Low unemployment behind 5.3% rise
Waterkeeper voices bridge concerns
Seeks longer public comment period
Hearings set for second train bridge
Public can speak up on issue May 23
Bonners Ferry hosts high-tech tour
Inspire Idaho teaches coding to all
Bullying: How far is too far?
SHS Post finds blurred line
Nate Holland 'drops the hammer'
Wins season's final World Cup
Ponderay OKs indoor shooting range
First of its kind in Bonner County
Idaho urban areas see rapid growth
Kootenai County up 3% in one year
Idaho unemployment stays low
At 3% for six months in a row
Two marches, one issue
Hundreds rally in Sandpoint
Student's gesture inspires others
Cedar Post video: Yona Soltis»
How 13 keys laws may affect you
Legislature's 2018 session roundup
Sandpoint's on 'fastest growing' list
No. 7 for U.S. micropolitan towns
Hecla, CEO hit with violations
Spells trouble for proposed mines
Principal at CdA High School dies
Schueller apparently commits suicide
MADD applauds driving device bill
Idaho's biggest DUI reform since '97
Plan to address Medicaid gap dies
Health care advocates pack House
Region reacts to hate crime posters
Incidents appear to be on the rise
SHS AcaDeca team on to nationals
Will represent Idaho next month
Otter signs abortion reversal law
Affects drug-induced procedures
Fire shuts Highway 41 overnight
House catches fire in Oldtown
Idaho dependent on gun industry
Ranks #1 for economic impact
Taking a break from social media
SHS Cedar Post reports on trend
Risch helped set up N. Korea talks
Contacted by S. Korea at Olympics
County keeps an eye on roads
Spring breakup will be a threat
Idaho community supports teacher
Turtle that was fed puppy euthanized
Over 100 SHS students join walkout
Show support for shooting victims
Thousands walk out across Idaho
1,500 students protest at Statehouse
10 wolves killed in North Idaho
Aimed at boosting elk numbers
SHS students talk gun violence
Video reveals varied viewpoints
Idaho unemployment at 3 percent
Steady for fifth consecutive month
Silverwood increases starting wage
Tight labor market cited for $1 boost
Autism therapist faces felony charges
Police: Kreiger-Hurst defrauded clients
Idaho teacher investigated for incident
Reportedly fed live puppy to turtle
Idaho legislators reject gun control bill
Limited firearms for domestic abusers
County declares SilverWing victory
Ruling will award nearly $800,000
245-acre technology park proposed
Developers eyeing site in Post Falls
Candidates flock to file for election
Idaho's primary ballot is crowded
Lawmakers may ease sentences
Dates to Idaho's war on drugs
Idaho high school bans backpacks
Follows threats in the Caldwell area
Vintage snowmobile races thriving
Priest Lake hosts successful event
Grandfather talks about shooting
Says Kuhlman was high on drugs
CdA Police show support at hospital
Also provide security after shootings
No change to advisory vote ballot
County takes up Scotchman issue
Three library volunteers honored
Receive presidential service award
Sandpoint officers recovering
Clark remains hospitalized
County revisits ballot wording
At request of resident Dan Rose
Group seeks to protect steelhead
Wants F&G to shut down fishing
Idaho gains at expense of other states
But new challenges are now emerging
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Brian's Bike Buzz. He rides bikes, dreams about bikes, and blogs about biking in Sandpoint and afield.
- Eye on Boise. Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
- Hike North Idaho. Love to read about, and share, stories of hiking in North Idaho? Then this adventure blog's for you!
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.
Sandpoint Wellness Council. Alternative practitioners blog on natural health care.
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.
- 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! Check out his webpage for links to his essays.
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; here's a sample of Sandpoint mentions in his essays:
- Sandpoint When It Shimmers, 7.8.14
- Goodbye to Sandpoint, 9.18.12
- Far Away From the Panic, 8.10.11
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 in a story picked up by the Idaho Statesman Nov. 24, 2014: "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. Go read the Rand McNally story.
'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 Best of the Road page.
Under the radar ski town
Sandpoint's small-town charm and great skiing win it accolades as "most under the radar ski town" in Sunset Magazine's "Top 10 Best Ski Destinations in the West."
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