Current news from local and regional media, including the Sandpoint Reader, Spokesman-Review and the Sandpoint Online Newsroom
McDonald facing backlash over audio
Says comments 'dramatically edited'
Searches in Idaho are called off
Two missing in separate cases
Lieutenant governor hopefuls spar
McGeachin, Collum debate issues
Otter: Hunter tainted Idaho's reputation
Calls commissioner's photos distasteful
Spirit Lake man dies in shooting
Apparently attacked two women
Idaho owes $20 million to fight fires
202 in 2018 were caused by humans
IFG commissioner resigns amid flap
Shared photos of Africa hunting trip
Bear attack survivor recalls ordeal
Hunters had filmed bear spray video
Kodiak planes assist Michael efforts
Quest sends team from Sandpoint
'A king in a crown' at Sandpoint High
Downs syndrome student wins title
Hayden man survives bear attack
Legasa was hunting in Montana
Otter endorses horse racing vote
Initiative seeks to revive industry
Prop 1 'horse racing' leads spending
Eclipses Idaho's governor race
Is Idaho ready to expand Medicaid?
Polls are showing significant support
Local 'Misery' play gets the axe
Legal complications halt shows
County adopts social media policy
Affects all employees and officials
Search continues for two missing
Separate incidents in Idaho County
Schools.com ranks U of I #1 in Idaho
Organization looks at 'overall picture'
Idaho OKs hike in health plan rates
2019 plans will rise average of 5%
Leonard Paul Store to be auctioned
Owners had tried selling the business
Man organizing clown performance
To play accordions at Rhodes' home
Bobcat photographed on Long Bridge
Sandpoint Police capture unusual scene
Groups seek commissioners' recusal
Involves proposed smelter property
Lawyer: Man too young for penalty
Coleman charged in Kootenai murder
Costs, efficiencies hinder solar roads
Sandpoint project illustrates problem
Sun Valley tops in Ski Magazine poll
Schweitzer also receives a mention
Remains identified as missing woman
BCSO labels death as a homicide
Sandpoint seeks solution to goose issue
City Beach droppings draw complaints
Avista lowers electricity rates
Drop 5.5% for Idaho customers
Jordan, Little talk tax, fiscal policy
Candidates attend first public forum
Scotchman advisory vote scrutinized
Boise writer shares opinion on issue
For Schweitzer, is faster lift better?
Getting nostalgic about Snowghost
Another sign of Idaho growth ...
California company moving to Boise
Schweitzer makes management changes
Deepens its family-based experiences
State government center in the works
Idaho bought 200-acre HP campus
Idaho warns of voter registration scam
Callers request personal information
Man dies in Highway 200 crash
Casteel collided with dump truck
Human remains found near Lakeview
Area searched in '17 for missing woman
Long Bridge path clean-up day set
Tattoo company leads effort Oct. 7
Downtown sewer work progressing
Pavers, signs, benches adorn Cedar
Winery balances tradition, changes
New owners at Sandpoint business
SHS students rank lunch spots
Joel's at the top with five stars
LPOSD board discusses budget
View video of September meeting
Idaho's wine industry gains notoriety
Featured in upcoming 'Wine Trails'
Federal judge cancels grizzly hunts
Scheduled in Idaho, Wyoming
Video is latest attack on publisher
Stack of Reader papers lit on fire
Idaho tribes awarded $1.8 million
Grants to improve public safety
More Idaho women start businesses
But male workers are still paid more
First results are in for solar road panels
Bold idea proves to be underwhelming
Robocalls attack Reader publisher
Olson decries 'attempt to impugn'
How to respond to racists robocalls ...
Accordion-playing clowns, says man
Counterfeit $20 bills reported in area
Suspect reportedly hit farmers market
Naysayers dominate smelter hearing
One person speaks in favor of plan
Forbes reports on UI's InspireID
Expands access to programming
Idaho's favorite Halloween candy?
It's a disappointment ... candy corn
Idaho firefighting bill totals $17m
In line with recent years' averages
Regulators OK Avista sale timeline
New schedule set after shakeup
UI rolls out rebranding effort
Pride gold "I" is official logo
'Be grateful Californians moving here'
Boise columnist hits on touchy topic
Students to gather county feedback
Invited by Project7B Sept. 20-23
Idahoans rank among happiest
WalletHub puts Gem State at 6th
Two top staffers with Jordan resign
Less than two months before election
Sagle family coping after incident
Teen survived accidental gunshot
Paving begins on Cedar Street
Project nears its final stages
Cougar Fire nears containment
Area closure remains in effect
Two killed in Clark Fork collision
Three children injured, one critical
Commercial kitchens fuel industry
New facility opening in Bonner Mall
ISP won't release shooting information
Next hearing in lawsuit set for October
Smelter public meetings scheduled
Includes Priest River on Sept. 20
One wheel, one heck of a long way
Man unicycles across state for PTA
Ink fading on hunting, fishing licenses
Idaho agency offers free replacements
Sandpoint launching new mobile app
Allows users to report non-emergencies
Idaho warns of smaller tax refunds
Otter's budget office cites new laws
100 deaths this summer on Idaho roads
ISP says it's worst season for fatalities
CdA neighbors fight 'mistake on lake'
File appeal with Idaho Supreme Court
Wasylko pleads not guilty of theft
Sagle woman worked at midwifery
Forty-foot statue bound for Jamaica
Frost carving redwood in Ponderay
Claims of abuse at state-run center
Ex-employee files tort against H&W
School, city talk crosswalk safety
Washington may use gating system
NIC to create two healthcare programs
Awarded workforce development grant
Comedian aids world bicycle nonprofit
Langley kicks off tour in Sandpoint
More robocalls linked to Rhodes
Apparently targets Florida candidate
Idaho coalition fights Proposition 1
Say initiative is about slot machines
Idaho reviews inmate fire crew program
Follows rape accusation at Utah blaze
Spirit Lake dog dies from gunshot
Family offers $2,000 reward in case
Idaho's Justice Warren Jones dies
Served 10 years on Supreme Court
Vestal: California connection to hate
Racists put Idaho in spotlight again
Area school supply distributions held
Washington Trust, Angels fund events
Judge puts grizzly hunts on hold
Considers restoring protections
Drug, hate crimes on the rise
Double-digit growth in Idaho
Canada invests in The Great Trail
$30 million to help support system
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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.
- 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.
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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