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Racist podcaster still sending hateful robocalls, this time in Georgia

A racist robocall that circulated last week in the Atlanta, Georgia, area appears to be the work of a white supremacist who recently moved from Sandpoint to Libby, Montana.


Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness holds annual fundraiser

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is holding its annual fundraiser Wednesday at the Idaho Pour Authority in Sandpoint.


Sandpoint osprey cam back online

The osprey pair at Sandpoint’s Memorial Field dubbed “Sandy and Pete” has returned from winter migration – and the avian stars are already putting on a show as they build …


Bay Trail Fun Run features Lake Pend Oreille views

Registration is now open for the Bay Trail Fun Run in Sandpoint, Idaho, where a few hundred folks run or walk the 5K and 10K courses along scenic waterfront trails.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

STCU to acquire customer accounts from Banner Bank branch in Sandpoint

Spokane Teachers Credit Union is acquiring customer accounts from a Sandpoint branch of Banner Bank, pending state and federal approval.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Sandpoint homicide suspect appears in court weeks after sitting in jail on unrelated charges

A man in custody since March on allegations of giving false information to police has been officially charged in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Robert H. Wohali.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

February Sandpoint fire that destroyed five businesses ruled accidental

The Feb. 11 fire that destroyed five Sandpoint businesses and affected two others, totaling more than $4 million in damages, was ruled an accident Friday by Idaho State Fire Marshal.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Sandpoint killing suspect sits in jail on unrelated charges

A suspect in a Sandpoint killing is sitting in jail with a $15,000 bond for unrelated charges, and prosecutors say it may take weeks until homicide-related charges are filed.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Sandpoint man found dead with gunshot wound; suspect arrested

Sandpoint police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of Robert Cameron Hegseth Wohali, who had been missing since Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Multiple businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint fire

Five businesses were destroyed Monday morning after a fire tore through a historic brick building in downtown Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

Self-described anti-socialist takes aim at Sandpoint’s community hospital funding

Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Racist robocaller now living in Montana, but harassment in Sandpoint continues

Scott D. Rhodes, the neo-Nazi who plagued several parts of the country last year with hate-filled robocalls from his home in Sandpoint, is now living in Libby, Montana. But some …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Monday morning crash near Ponderay kills 2-year-old Sandpoint girl

A 2-year-old Sandpoint girl was killed Monday morning in a collision on State Highway 200 about three miles east of Ponderay, Idaho.


Expert tracker offering class Saturday

Expert tracker and wildlife researcher Brian Baxter will teach an animal tracking class Saturday in Sandpoint.


‘Zero time to act’: Fatal house fire in Sandpoint appears accidental

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the blaze at 620 E. Mountain View Drive, and additional findings will be made public later this week, Sandpoint City Administrator Jennifer …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Sandpoint house fire

A 2-year-old boy died in a house fire in Sandpoint early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Sandpoint man killed Friday in single-vehicle crash near Dover

A 67-year-old man was killed near Dover, Idaho, early Friday morning when his vehicle hit a tree.


CBDs becoming part of the cosmetic world

Some of the biggest commodities in today’s economy are products that promise relief either from pain or from aging.


Renowned Sandpoint violin maker works slowly, his care redefining meticulous

Violin making tends to be a lonesome job, even for a luthier as renowned as Ryan Soltis. His instruments bring some of the most acclaimed musicians from some of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Idaho neo-Nazi targets Florida candidate Andrew Gillum in new racist robocall

A white supremacist who has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho, has sent a new round of racist robocalls targeting Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that appear to be directed at …


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say

Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …


Northern Idaho woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


Montana troupe brings Shakespeare to area

This weekend Montana Shakespeare in the Parks comes to Liberty Lake and Sandpoint with “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Othello”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Gunman at large following deadly shooting in Sandpoint, Idaho motel

Sandpoint police officers are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a person in a downtown Sandpoint motel Monday evening.


N. Idaho police search for suspect following fatal shooting

Police in northern Idaho are searching for a man following a fatal shooting at a motel.


In robocalls featuring ‘Friends’ theme song, California neo-Nazi Patrick Little says he’s coming to Sandpoint

A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional …


Idaho officials approve railroad’s plan for second bridge

Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway’s application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.