Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
Wilderness vote language finalized
Public to weigh in on Scotchman
Smelter opponents to hold march
Protesting Newport plan Saturday
County OKs Natural Resource Plan
Requires federal, county coordination
Trio sues Sandpoint guest ranch
Say they were injured on sleigh
BNSF plans $135m in investments
Includes Sandpoint-Whitefish route
Idaho potatoes make way for grapes
Forbes writer extols virtues of crop
Weekend snowfall breaks record
Meteorologist: Welcome to North Idaho
Lignetics adds four new plants
Kootenai facility employs 50
Bill limiting bond elections advances
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Scott
Sandpoint is a 'storybook paradise'
Reader's Digest lists top winter towns
Mental health grant to aid counties
Funds suicide prevention training
Virus awareness bill nearing vote
Kootenai family affected by CMV
SHS duo claim welding honors
Luce, Kohal part of competition
SHS's Roget receives academic nod
Senior named National Merit finalist
Idaho-born boarders come up short
Compete in the Olympics halfpipe
'Liberty legislators' unveil proposals
Includes removal of grocery tax
Woman pleads not guilty to perjury
Albertson faces two-day jury trial
Newsome pleads not guilty in case
Accused of leaving accident scene
City pitching UI plan to foundation
Opportunity for 77 acres 'historic'
Winter Carnival offers fun for all
45th annual event kicks off Friday
Jordan bringing in a substitute
Candidate not resigning after all
Woman accused of embezzlement
McGrath worked at Sandpoint Title
City seeks funding for UI property
Wants public's input on master plan
Climate change education heats up
Idaho may strip science standards
Jordan resigns from Legislature
Focuses on her race for governor
Coeur d'Alene: Top Olympics town?
Fits 'Happy 700' criteria for hosting
Gervasi sentenced to 20 years prison
Lawyer: 'Sad statement' of meth effects
Priest River Times being replaced
Bee to publish Thursday edition
Work remains at Ponderay eyesore
Owner still cleaning up trailer park
$200m Idaho tax cut bill progresses
Offers $130 tax credit for children
Engelhardt running for Assessor
Former Sagle Fire commissioner
Lake Pend Oreille level on the rise
Corps resumes flexible winter ops
Lawmakers introduce left lane bill
Would impose fine for slow drivers
Medicaid effort draws national headlines
HuffPo reports Sandpoint pair's initiative
Kramer voted into Hall of Fame
Sandpoint native in NFL '58-'68
City seeks input on UI property
Recreation, jobs, housing on list
IF&G won't suppress PL trout
Sent surveys to 10,000 anglers
Litehouse celebrates expansion
Completes $6.2 million remodel
Sandpoint hires first HR specialist
Goes worked for City of Spokane
Legislators advance vaccine bill
Eases requirements for parents
Assessor employee seeks post
Gow is 27-year office veteran
Fire destroys unoccupied home
Located on lakeshore in Sagle
SHS coaches resign positions
Both Yarno, Roos stepping down
Green Mountain drill meeting set
Company proposes exploration
Sandpoint man jailed on violations
Sheeley dodged prison in rape case
SHS rallies big-time in Tots drive
Teachers' stunts aid $10k donation
City treasurer leaving a legacy
Syth refinanced sewer bond, more
Idahoans forfeit paid time off
State ranks first in the U.S.
Bizarre Bazaar a local gem
Store thrives with volunteers
Two uninjured after buried in snow
Schweitzer urges caution for skiers
Trial ordered in bus stop collision
Man charged with leaving scene
City officials elected to positions
Stapleton, Williamson take on roles
Idaho PTech shutting down in June
Due to lack of long-term funding
City approves Oak Street bike path
Improvement estimated at $365k
Small cut proposed in NIC funding
President had sought $1m increase
The Idaho K-12 teacher brain drain
Schools struggle to keep workforce
Flu season may be past its peak
Eight deaths in northern Idaho
Clark Fork man arrested in incident
Neighbor says he was threatened
Idaho panel OKs inmate labor bill
Opens up hiring to all agriculture
Hundreds attend women's march
Features candidate for governor
Mattox Farm lights up music scene
Up-and-coming bands dropping in
Sandpoint mom urges legislation
'Time is now' for Health Care Plan
Death penalty mulled in murder
Man accused of killing cab driver
Public Works' Luttmann resigns
Syth also leaving post as treasurer
Financial disclosure proposal killed
Legislative committee halts progress
Women's March planned Saturday
Begins at noon in middle school
Man faces felony for alleged attack
Borja, 36, involved in Hope incident
ITD eyes Highway 41 expansion
Widening Post Falls to Rathdrum
The nasty business of flu in Idaho
Influenza expert advises vaccination
Dog rescued from Chuck Slough
Selkirk Fire puts training to test
Lewd suspect back in custody
Breymann, 60, not at hearing
Shuler receives Achievement Award
Recognized posthumously for work
SASi seniors featured in calendar
'Nine over Ninety' available locally
Sandpoint racist flyer suspect ID'd
Rhodes says he's targeted by media
LPOSD seeks input on priorities
Public encouraged to participate
The Idaho Club plans expansion
Hearing to consider 'Lake Estates'
Flu outbreak shuts Kellogg schools
23 Idahoans have died this season
Suspended sentenced in gun case
Crider fined, put on probation
Leniency denied in lewd conduct case
Carlin must serve 5 years of sentence
Southside Water operator retires
Bopp served community 33 years
Scotchman issue headed to ballot
Voters will weigh in on wilderness
Comment sought on drilling plan
Company eyes silica near LPO
Man suspected in threatening calls
Rhodes implicated in SHS incident
Otter delivers final State of the State
Seeks 3% raise for state employees
Mandy Evans named IBR honoree
Shelter director 'humbled' by award
Richard Miller running for assessor
Has experience in building industry
LillyBrooke Center opens on First
Home serves survivors of abuse
Grant sought for 160-acre property
Trails for all at Pine Street Woods
Idaho water season off to slow start
But Panhandle snowpack is normal
Whiskey Bay residents aid rescue
Bonner County EMS applauds effort
Woman warns of satellite scam
Told to pay upfront fee of $150
Idaho college enrollment rises
Clears the 100,000 plateau
City takes on parking enforcement
Hires community resource officers
Man pleads not guilty to firing gun
Juettner charged with misdemeanor
McNall celebrates 100th birthday
He moved to Sandpoint in 1922
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!
- 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.
Get an eyeful of Sandpoint at this ongoing photo diary of our area. If you're a shutterbug, enter your own shots for fame and prizes. Click to see the digital album.
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