Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
Deputy remains in serious condition
Gagnon shot while serving warrant
LPOHS says threat unfounded
Remarks apparently misconstrued
Scott apologizes to House members
Seeks 'reconciliation' after actions
Suspicious death investigated
Idaho man found in Yaak area
Injured deputies are Gagnon, Penn
Suspect identified as Adam Foster
Two BCSO deputies, suspect shot
Were serving warrant in Blanchard
Woman rushes to aid deputies
ER nurse: 'God had a plan'
Neighbor of suspect shocked
Known suspect for 20 years
Lightning Creek levee work begins
U.S. Corps restoring two sections
Legislators want assignments stripped
Five GOP members back Rep. Scott
Newport/Priest River mulls train rides
Rotary would take over rail attraction
No charges over voter intimidation
Democrat worker allegedly harassed
Olson receives life-saving award
Helped motorist who had crashed
Rep. Scott stripped of assignments
Made comment about colleagues
Mechanical failure ruled out in crash
Bird, two others on plane were killed
LPOSD finalizes levy ballot measure
Ballot specifically outlines line items
Viggo Mortensen keeps low profile
Actor to appear at Sandpoint benefit
Bayview float homes in peril
Some are sinking under snow
Local Women's March set for Jan. 21
Coincides with national D.C. event
Scott details Growing Freedom site
Helps citizens follow legislative bills
Idaho snowpack off to good start
However, Panhandle region is driest
Parking plan amendment ends in tie
Kaniksu Health to remodel building
Connolly, McDonald sworn in
Sudick, Kelly, Rose bid farewell
Senior Companions seek volunteers
Panhandle Health program aids elderly
Gov. Otter focuses on education
Rules out tax cuts favored by GOP
Memorial Field project on schedule
Committee considering turf options
Sandpoint startup rolls out Qkey
Device makes its debut at CES
Commissioners to be sworn in
Connolly, McDonald start terms
Bridge Street bridge work mulled
City OKs applying for federal funds
City extends BID contract to March
Officials await BSU survey results
Plea pacts proposed in lewd cases
Judge wants to see evaluation results
IF&G evaluates big game feeding
Winter guidelines now in place
Ponderay mulls local option tax
Funds would aid trail construction
Provo-Buxton pleads not guilty
Woman charged in Hope killing
Power boating a big economic boost
Bonner County ranks 3rd in spending
Six rescued after overnight ordeal
PLSAR utilize snowmobiles, UTV
Program expands students' horizons
Clark Fork students reap benefits
Driver files claim against county
But ISP said woman caused crash
Idaho oil, gas industry growing
State eyes potential new areas
Armed robbery under investigation
Cash taken from Clark Fork station
River trail construction to begin
Connects Oldtown to Albeni Falls
INBC: Blood donations down 40%
Vacations, illnesses are likely factors
Plea deal near for Cocolalla mother
6-year-old died in September crash
Students' plane just about finished
Program gears up for spring flight
Interior pick draws local support
Lawmakers back Zinke nomination
Bonner County Rodeo nabs honor
Named 2016 Small Rodeo of Year
18,000 lbs. of lake weeds removed
Company recaps 'successful' efforts
First fatal flu case reported for year
Flu season declared in North Idaho
Judge upholds sawmill expansion
OKs Bonner County's decision
Wi-Fi now available at town square
City connection now 100 times faster
Idaho least prepared for health crisis
Report analyzes indicators for states
Land use survey reveals division
Project 7B sponsored assessment
Christmas dinner tradition endures
Bonner Gospel Mission offers meal
From football player to bank robber
Former Idaho Vandal Curcio reflects
Fire crews save Oak Street home
Chief credits a swift response
Claim filed over crash with deputy
Bistodeau hurt in Hwy. 95 collision
State delivers $37 million to schools
From Idaho Land Board investments
Schweitzer opens Sky House lodge
Perched at resort's 6,375-ft. summit
Idaho electors prepare to cast votes
Anti-Trump protestors attend session
Idahoans still applying for permits
Despite new concealed carry rules
LPOSD seeks $17 million levy
Covers one-third of operations
Land Trust launches fundraiser
Wants to preserve 160-acre tract
Staff: Otter considered for post
Vetted for agriculture secretary
City Hall switching to LED lighting
Net cost after rebates is $6,540
Hearing postponed in Hope killing
Provo-Buxton charged with murder
City starts up disability committee
Will review priorities, complaints
Rep. Labrador meets with Trump
Hints at possible administration role
Two apartment projects underway
Affordable housing going up on Sixth
New crisis center logs 1,000 visits
Opened its doors last December
Three injured in Highway 95 crash
ISP: Canada driver drifted into lane
Nelson, B.C. tries to keep its mellow
Flood of urbanites strains housing
Risch introduces Scotchman bill
Would protect about 14,000 acres
Businesses to receive BID survey
City assesses partnership's future
Litehouse kicks off $6.2m project
Adding 26,000 square feet to facility
Californians charged with burglary
Accused in Priest River bank theft
Scammers hit rental housing market
Sandpoint postings on Craigslist
Teacher evaluations flunk audit
99% fail to meet Idaho guidelines
Sagle students learn broadcasting
PAFE funds Channel 550 program
LPOSD narrows down levy options
Maximum requests at $9m per year
Community gets first look at ride
36 vintage carousel horses unloaded
Idaho employees' pay still lags
Despite 3% merit-based raises
Spaghetti Feed aids Toys for Tots
Held this Sunday at the Hoot Owl
Woman arrested for firing rifle at man
Anderson charged with felony assault
BGH hosts annual Parade of Trees
Community event aids education fund
Schweitzer holds Community Day
Lift tickets just $10 for the day
U.S. to build $1.6B Idaho facility
Handle nuclear waste from ships
Bonner EMS receives $37k grant
BNSF award to pay for ambulance
Area crew aids Southeast firefight
Six spent holiday away from home
Fugitive arrested following crash
Judge charged with felony eluding
City delays two-way traffic switch
Roadwork will wrap up in spring
Big game meeting set in Sandpoint
Fish and Game seeks public input
Lawmakers unlikely to repeal perk
Committee had recommended change
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. Sandpoint media firm offers marketing tips and trends, plus a window into the company’s work.
- Lake Pend Oreille School District. What's happening in our local schools? Follow LPOSD Superintendent Shawn Woodward's weekly blog.
- Lublyou. Sandpoint native Ben and Russian wife Katie post snapshots of their life in New York City.
- 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
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