Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
County temporarily closing dump
Cites 'safety issues' at 11 Mile
EPA likely OKs Kalispel tribe plan
Protects air space over reservation
Panhandle Area Council aids efforts
Helps start-ups, cities, counties, more
Grizzly activity in Cabinets studied
Agencies expand education efforts
Gov.-elect Little names budget chief
Adams oversaw Board of Pharmacy
Suicide, QBs, and the Hilinski family
N.Y. Times examines WSU story
SHS preps for accreditation visit
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Slight increase in housing stipend OK'd
Idaho governor to receive $4,551/mo.
How much snow cancels school?
Woodward: 'It's a difficult decision'
Sandpoint mom 'won't quit looking'
Daughter disappeared in Colorado
Sandpoint has new snow hotline
Residents can message city team
November tax revenue falls short
Idaho collects $16m below forecast
Idaho dog ownership tops in U.S.
58% of households have pet dog
Storms to continue throughout week
Heavy snow expected in mountains
Solar project shut down until spring
Company to replace existing panels
Anglers say economic damage done
Celebrate revival of steelhead season
Regulators turn down Avista sale
Say it's not in customers' interests
Kramer sits down with Little
Interviewed at Idaho conference
Idaho woman sentenced in fatal fire
Used cooking device to warm up car
Litehouse triples Utah facility
Expansion fueled by growth
Jade's story: Defying the odds
Sandpoint boy was shot in head
Protest set for steelhead closure
Outfitters, guides, anglers unite
Kombucha store opens in Sandpoint
Upside owners tout drink's benefits
Idaho Supreme Court to hear case
Medicaid expansion challenged
Idaho Rivers United pulls out of suit
Director surprised by steelhead closure
Rallies, rafting, a gun scare ...
Bush's many visits to Idaho
School levy funding hits record high
Idaho districts to collect over $200m
Proposition 2 faces court challenge
Freedom Foundation chair files suit
Spokane astronaut McClain blasts off
Headed to International Space Station
North Idaho's Christmas cheer saga
Jury sides with Hayden homeowner
Idaho river permit season opening
Who's longing for summer voyage?
Spill creates mess for Coleman Oil
Expected to pay over $1m in fines
High-speed chase leads to arrest
Ordeal started in Bonner County
Two Bear Air celebrates five years
Rescues include Inland Northwest
Colville wilderness plan thwarted
Aimed to quadruple protected area
Sagle neighbors upset over proposal
Asphalt plant raises health concerns
Athol armed guard is a first in Idaho
Lakeland School District utilizes levy
Ivanka Trump, Tim Cook visit Idaho
Focus on STEM education in Wilder
Two former rail conductors sue BNSF
Claim they were exposed to materials
Head Start begins new diaper bank
50 diapers per month aids families
On the water with LPO mailboat
Jones makes wintertime deliveries
Idaho student loan complaints pile up
Audit looks into practices at Navient
Tom Sherry's 2018 winter forecast
56" for Sandpoint (70" is normal)
Worker killed in SW Idaho explosion
Three injured at hazardous waste site
Gov. Otter grants his fifth pardon
Man convicted of rape at age 18
Schweitzer opens this Friday
Snowmaking gets season started
Northland to expand service
Secures $50 million investment
Idaho unemployment steady at 2.7%
Below 3% for 14th month in a row
A primer for Turkey Day travelers
Things to know before heading out
Chamber seeks T-shirt donations
Sending to California residents
Understory Coffee and Tea expands
Cafe on Highway 200 opens Nov. 20
Christmas tree installed downtown
Naples company donates grand fir
Idaho utilities are cheapest in U.S.
Average cost estimated at $343/mo.
Grant sought for Lakeshore paving
Request $100,000 from ITD program
Endowment benefits communities
Woman turned inheritance into fortune
Region's economy attracts newcomers
Could bring 15,000 more people in '19
It's Christmas tree season in IPNF
$5 permits available at ranger stations
Middleton parents rally for principal
School board mum on reinstatement
Man pleads guilty to killing cab driver
Pursuit of death penalty is dropped
Otter reflects on 12 years as governor
Advice for Little: 'Focus on necessary'
Bloomberg: EPA ready to reopen mine
Lead, zinc still flowing into Lake CdA
GOP, Medicaid expansion win big
'Hardworking Idahoans not forgotten'
Democrats do poorly in North Idaho
But pick up seats in southern region
High hopes on Inland NW slopes
Resorts optimistic despite forecasts
Middleton school staff reinstated
Put on leave after donning costumes
Republicans sweep Bonner County
Scott, McDonald, Bradshaw win
Brad Little elected Idaho governor
Defeats Democrat Paulette Jordan
Superintendent Ybarra re-elected
Oversees Idaho public schools
- Idaho OKs Medicaid expansion
- Horse racing initiative fails
Oprah hits back at racist robocalls
'Jesus don't like ugly,' she posts
DMV offers mail-in renewals
Option could save time, effort
Idaho's midterm: What's at stake
Governor, Medicaid, gambling ...
14 Idaho teachers are put on leave
Dressed up as Mexicans, border wall
Thousands sign petition for teachers
Seek to reinstate 14 who were suspended
Litehouse CEO Jim Frank retires
Prior steps in as interim president
Idaho's dangerous for snow driving
Study puts us in top 5 worst
Avista weighs in on ballot measure
Warns of significant cost increases
Federal suspect jailed in Bonner County
Isenberg faces four charges of theft
Young voters: energized or disengaged?
Groups mobilizing Idahoans ages 18-29
BNSF awaits federal OK on bridge
Will be ready to start construction
Jury awards $600,000 in boat crash
Collision killed three on Lake CdA
28 using new adult completer scholarship
Idaho aims for residents to finish college
Governors race a study in contrasts
Both embody state they seek to lead
An interview with Avista CEO Morris
Expects to wrap up Hydro One deal
County will not settle lawsuit
Filed by former airport director
Man, 20, dies in crash near Coolin
Lost control of truck on Highway 57
BOCC writes to DOE on smelter
Emphasize need for stringent EIS
Mauling victim faces online threats
Legasa's brush with bear draws hate
Candidates cover the issues at forum
Smelter sparks animated discussion
Schweitzer signs chairlift contracts
Replacing Snow Ghost next summer
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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