Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
Fifth Avenue switched to two-way
Pine next up for two-way striping
Lions Club gears up for 4th fun
Raffle funds fireworks, festivities
Idaho wants to ID veteran sites
Public can participate at website
Board OKs easement on Schweitzer
Aimed at preserving resort's slopes
Idaho superintendent visits Clark Fork
Ybarra checks out experiential program
Special treatment for LPO trout
Handle big spawners with care
Wildwood Grilling plans expansion
$2 million venture to add 21 jobs
BID sessions coming to an end
Sandpoint to decide district's fate
New K-12 science standards unveiled
Aim to appease Idaho lawmakers
Cedar Street work put on hold
Council only received one bid
Litehouse success feeds growth
Expanding its facility in Utah
Students hold space-race conference
Culmination of year-long program
Western Pleasure seeks national nod
USA Today seeks 'Best Dude Ranch'
Ceremony for new judge is June 2
Harden fills vacancy by Judge Heise
Heath Lake crossing days numbered
Official closure date not yet decided
Idaho's first medical school in sight
For-profit college to open in 2018
Suppiger, Williams, Kelly win
Elected new LPOSD trustees
Rollover crash kills juvenile
Two hurt on Spirit Lake Cutoff
City weighs options for field turf
Meanwhile, graduation is a go
Memorial honors BCSO deputy
Gagnon: 'No regrets' about career
Woman charged in Mortensen heist
Allegedly ransacked actor's home
Governor visits Clark Fork High
Attends assembly, poses for selfies
Percussionaire moving to Kootenai
Ventilator manufacturer employs 50
Sagle man released on bond
Forker, 39, faces lewd charges
Careywood man seeks damages
Says culvert floods his property
City sets BID listening sessions
Aims to determine fate of district
Rafter ID'd as Washington resident
Harston drowned on Moyie River
Head Start receives national honor
Goldsmith, Cloke also recognized
Two teens sentenced in rape case
Judge retains jurisdiction over men
Groups protest second train bridge
Led by local Wild Idaho Rising Tide
ACLU sues over lack of kosher meals
Filed on behalf of four Jewish inmates
Johansen named youth football coach
Sandpoint Affordable Football League
Rep. Labrador to run for governor
Says he's a 'proven conservative'
Rafter drowns in Moyie River
Witnesses saw 60-year-old fall
LPOSD candidates forum on tap
Six are seeking three trustee seats
Boeck running for House 1A seat
Expected to face Scott in primary
Copter rescue service to give demo
Part of Idaho Trails event in Sagle
Labrador: Comment 'wasn't elegant'
Drew national ridicule over exchange
Court order issued in utility dispute
Protects Idaho Club homeowners
Candidates resist 'alt-right' label
Seek positions on school board
Plue hooks spot on leaderboard
K&K Derby is seeing big fish
Sandpoint seeks input on field turf
Public workshop coming up May 11
Sandpoint teen denies arson charge
Three others implicated in park fire
Man charged in woman's murder
Homicide shakes up Bonners Ferry
Ponderay unveils vision of future
Includes lake access, micro-housing
Lanes still closed after derailment
Affects Highway 95 southbound
Prison ordered in Hope slaying
Provo-Buxton must serve 4 years
Train derails south of Cocolalla
Multiple cars mangled, spill corn
New law regulates short-term rentals
Legislation draws praise from Airbnb
National Day of Prayer event set
Held Thursday in Farmin Park
Festival announces summer lineup
B-52s, The Wailers, and more
Skiers dig deep for the food bank
Raise $7,442 on closing weekend
Food bank to benefit from program
Made through purchases at Walmart
Rotating art display OK'd by city
Project located at Sand Creek path
Second arrest in alleged beating
Bonner County man hospitalized
Teens participate in mock party
Aims to educate parents on issue
Covered bus shelters coming soon
Will be built by area youth program
18-year-old ordered to stand trial
Stevens to be arraigned May 15
Per diem dustup raises questions
Legislators find no easy answers
SHS named 2nd best in the state
By U.S. News and World Report
Cedar Street final design unveiled
Wider sidewalks, gardens on tap
Teen receives Credit 2 Kids award
$500 to be spent on SHS program
Four juveniles charged in park fire
Police: Teens bragged about incident
Homeowners file suit in dispute
Association seeks judicial order
RMEF honors wounded deputies
Special guests at annual banquet
ITD continues work on streets
Revision dependent on weather
Fairgrounds eyes new sound system
Board launches $40k donation drive
Meth exposure case is dismissed
Woman accused of felony child injury
Conviction upheld in robbery case
Eiland broke into Northshore home
Suspect 'dangerously mentally ill'
Blanchard man accused in shootout
City takes over BID for interim
Flower baskets, watering still on
Fire destroys park outbuilding
Chief rules blaze as 'suspicious'
Questions arise over city sales tax
Ponderay has received complaints
Judge: Idaho Club utilities to stay on
Order is sustained amid legal dispute
Six vying for three LPOSD seats
School trustee election is May 16
LPOSD candidates take to airways
Series of interviews on KRFY
Motive unclear in Laclede stabbing
Harp charged with attempted murder
Investigation into death continues
Utt's family offers differing views
Harden to succeed Judge Heise
Caldwell attorney to fill vacancy
Idaho highway funding gearing up
Includes Bonner County's Granite Hill
Artificial turf, grass or both?
City mulls Memorial Field options
Residents in lurch amid water fight
Affects homeowners at Idaho Club
Weather claws away at forest roads
IPNF compiling list of road damage
Utt released after alibi emerges
Man was held in woman's death
Mayor denounces bogus flyers
Mailings investigated by police
LPOSD studies budget issues
Staff turnover to save $180,000
Two implicated in attack on man
Incident took place in Priest River
SHS bands bring home the gold
Compete in San Francisco festival
Mudslide uncovers old dynamite
Believed to be vintage 1974
Murder suspect caught in Spokane
Nathan Utt, 41, taken into custody
Citizens question notification delay
Sheriff: No greater risk to residents
North Idaho projects on highway list
Granite Hill stretch would be widened
County seeks flood damage data
Assessment forms due April 11
Kootenai man faces lewd charges
Alleged victim was teen at the time
Students thrive with school gardens
Elks Lodge provides annual grants
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