Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
Waterfront Condo to be Built in Sandpoint
$5m project: 13 units near Sand Creek
Quest Aircraft Launches New Website
Site revamped just before EAA AirVenture
City Adopts Preliminary Budget
Proposed budget: 1.8 percent increase
City praises City Beach lifeguards
Awards delayed by near-drowning
Document exposes jail sex scandal
BCSO explains lack of investigation
Canadian company buying Avista
Rates not impacted in $5.3b deal
North Hughes Fire closes trails
50-acre blaze north of Nordman
Three sworn in for LPOSD board
Lewis named chair, Kelly vice-chair
Sandpoint OKs financial policies
Requires adequate funding levels
Man rescued from well in Sagle
Treated for hypothermia, injuries
Gov. Otter recovering from infection
Recently underwent back surgeries
Hearing set in drug trafficking case
Meth, heroin found during traffic stop
Sonar team searching for body
Key, 67, likely drowned in LPO
Sandpoint woman killed in crash
Wolf, 31, collided with a semi
Festival unveils frog sculptures
Artwork created by Leata Judd
Idaho tightens noncompete clause
Goes against the nationwide trend
Northern Lights launching solar project
Sagle: Idaho's first cooperative community solar project
ID resists fed. request for voter data
ID reacts to Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Sentencing set it stabbing case
Hearing set for Wash. man accused of stabbing in Laclede
County drawn into collision dispute
Motorcyclists hurt after hitting horse
No-wake scofflaws being warned
Patrols set for Pend Oreille River
Sunnyside timber sale to proceed
Funds to support wildlife projects
Pay raise mulled for council, mayor
Stapleton: Lower than regional cities
Super One breaks ground in Athol
New store will also sell hardware
Local caterer hired for Hough wedding
Hegsted serves celebrity CdA event
Keough not running for re-election
Supports Woodward as replacement
Library expansion project kicks off
$2.7 million 'tranformation' begins
Man charged with first-degree arson
Allegedly attempted to burn home
Lost dog home after nine months
Spent winter in Idaho mountains
City seeks input on Oak Street plan
Improvements include bike path
Two sued for alleged influence
Purchased elderly couple's farm
Mellen updates popular 'Cabinets'
Trail guidebook in its third edition
Service dogs aid IF&G officers
Hudson on duty in Bonner County
Details emerge in bear attack
IF&G: Woman, bear crossed paths
City urges control of invasive weeds
Wet spring led to extensive growth
Montana earthquake felt in Idaho
Registered 5.8, aftershocks followed
Woman injured in bear attack
Near Priest Lake Visitors Center
Lake Pend Oreille boater missing
Last seen leaving Cape Horn area
Man drowns after falling off dock
Happened at Bayview float house
Zodiac fined $500,000 for explosion
17 employees were injured in 2015
Tamarack receives governor award
Recognized for their contributions
Corps warns of debris on lake
Due to Clark Fork facility breach
Memorial Field project wrapping up
Scheduled to be completed July 21
New Dufort facility set to open
Located northwest of current site
Fire chief urges caution on Fourth
Consumer fireworks are a concern
Longtime Lion leads Fourth parade
Reeb has been a member since 1970
Business owners mull BID future
Attend workshop ahead of decision
Council supports dog park proposal
Would be located in Lakeview Park
Washington man faces rape charge
Smith, 65, held in lieu of $250,000
Timberline relocating to Athol
Sandpoint company employs 50
Cocolalla man dies in car crash
Brown veered off Highway 95
25-unit RV park planned in Sagle
County P&Z holds public hearing
Group dispels boycotting rumor
Sandpoint Indivisible not in parade
Sandpoint Marina project announced
Lofts now on sale starting at $299,900
Man charged with manslaughter
Crash killed Litehouse employee
Schweitzer suit seeks declaration
Water system ownership at stake
Hanna Flats plan questioned
IDL, USFS to log 2,800 acres
NIC's aerospace program growing
Curriculum expands to meet demand
Sagle woman sentenced for 7th DUI
McIntire must serve at least one year
Dems hold state meeting in Sandpoint
Kicking off 14-city 'Resistance' tour
Sandpoint hosts Chili Cook-Off
Compete for spot in world event
10th annual CHAFE 150 sets record
341 cyclists raise $50,000 for autism
Man pleads guilty in knife attack
Harp accused in Laclede incident
Group questions parade exclusion
Indivisible's application is denied
JFAC updated on Idaho forests
Sandpoint part of spring tour
Domestic dispute ends in arrests
Kootenai couple face felonies
Fulcher leaving governor race
Now seeks congressional seat
Albeni Falls taken off free-flow
Corps: Outflows to be reduced
JFAC visits region on spring tour
Updated on watercraft inspections
Avista seeks electric, gas rate hikes
Increase would fund infrastructure
Stapleton talks city street changes
Pine Street has been 'challenging'
New StoryWalk site unveiled
McNearney Park in Ponderay
UI wants alcohol sales at games
Board declined request last year
Teen arson case now under seal
Frank-Allen charged in park fire
SHS grads set sights on the future
Smallest graduating class since '95
Computer issues bog down DMV
County system now back on track
Cedar, First now two-way streets
Signal lights are now activated
Rallies to protest Amtrak cuts
Likely to impact Sandpoint
Hundreds pack Scotchman forum
More open houses being scheduled
Man faces charges of lewd conduct
Carlin accused of abusing 5-year-old
Teen crafts training device for EMS
Forcible entry door created in class
SHS graduation set for Friday
Held in the new grandstands
County eyes vacation rental permits
Aims to maintain residential character
Sagle man arrested on rape charge
Barber, 19, also charged with abuse
Woman to serve time in DUI crash
Brown found on stranger's couch
Intermax taps into fiber network
First provider on the city system
Sandpoint family escapes house fire
Suspected cause under investigation
Renowned chef opening restaurant
Farmhouse to serve comfort food
Judge rules against Montanore Mine
Would impact Cabinets Wilderness
Street changes cause confusion
Law enforcement aids in traffic
Beware of region's black biting flies
Snowy winter aids breeding grounds
Dock collision injures three teens
Took place on Pend Oreille River
Accident victim was from Sandpoint
Prophet fell from cliff at Palouse Falls
Football mom wins '66 Mustang
Raffle proceeds benefit program
Link up to local bloggers:
- As The Lake Churns. About Priest Lake, the land, people and happenings.
- 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.
- From a Simple Mind. Local great-grandma tosses loose thoughts.
- Hike North Idaho. Love to read about, and share, stories of hiking in North Idaho? Then this adventure blog's for you!
- Huckleberries. Spokesman-Review's David Oliveria puts his finger on pulse of current regional news and happenings.
- 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