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Comments sought for proposed railway bridge near Sandpoint

The Idaho Department of Lands has set a date for public hearings concerning a proposed railroad bridge near Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Wounded officers released from hospital in wake of gunfire exchange at Sandpoint apartment

A soft, blue glow illuminated a portion of the Sandpoint Long Bridge on Tuesday night, a show of support for wounded Sandpoint police officers Eric Clark and Michael Hutter.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11 p.m.

Sandpoint police officers wounded in shootout recovering; suspect killed

Two Sandpoint police officers were wounded and a male suspect was killed during a shootout early Monday at a small apartment complex.


Proposed drilling project stirs up residents

A proposed exploratory drilling project along an Idaho lake is stirring up concerns from some residents.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Salad dressing maker Litehouse unveils Sandpoint expansion amid continued sales growth

On Wednesday, brothers Doug and Edward Hawkins Jr. were back at the site to celebrate Litehouse Inc.’s latest expansion. From humble beginnings, the company has grown into a business with …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Sandpoint racist flyer suspect identified

For more than a year, Sandpoint has been plagued by racist propaganda, from flyers targeting city leaders to CDs left on cars in a high school parking lot. Police now …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Thousands lose power in North Idaho from heavy snow

Thousands of North Idaho residents were without power Wednesday morning as heavy snow downed power lines.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

One dead in head-on collision near Sagle, Idaho

One man has died from his injuries Thursday following a head-on collision on Highway 95 Wednesday evening near Sagle, Idaho.


On eve of release of new JFK assassination details, former press agent says she’s found her answers

Sue Vogelsinger, 81, said she’ll likely touch base with old friends in Washington, D.C. on Thursday after new documents are released in the death of her former boss, President John …


Racist fliers target Sandpoint mayor

Sandpoint Shelby Rognstad and others have been the target of racist fliers since April. Churches, elected officials and members of the community spoke out against the hateful literature on Wednesday.


2017 4A IEL preview: Sandpoint coach George Yarno Jr. ready to put new system to use

Second-year Sandpoint head coach George Yarno Jr. has been molded by first-rate football minds.


Plan in place for oil spills on Lake Pend Oreille, Clark Fork River

A response plan is in place in the event of an oil spill on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Idaho football: Post Falls uses superior quickness to overtake Sandpoint in season opener

It’s an exaggeration to say that it has been since the Ice Age that a Post Falls football team has had as much speed as it showed on Friday …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Kalispel paddle the Pend Oreille in dugout canoes, embracing historic ties to the waterway

For the first time in about a century, members of the Kalispel Tribe made a 51-mile journey in a traditional-style dugout canoe from City Beach Park in Sandpoint downstream to …


Man accused of shooting 2 Bonner County deputies fit to face charges

An Idaho man accused of shooting two Bonner County sheriff’s deputies in January has been found to be mentally capable of facing the charges against him after spending time at …


Wildwood Grilling of Sandpoint embarking on a $2 million capital expansion

Wildwood Grilling of Sandpoint is embarking on a $2 million capital expansion that will create 21 new jobs.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Golf with Jim Meehan: Future looks bright for scenic Idaho Club

The Idaho Club on Monday did what it usually does to me.


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

In Sandpoint school board races, candidates resist ‘alt-right’ and ‘Redoubter’ labels

Candidates and current members of a North Idaho school board say they’re trying to block a slate of far-right ideologues from winning a majority in this month’s elections. But those …


Second bridge to be built over Lake Pend Oreille

A railway company is moving forward with design and engineering for a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.


Idaho teacher accused of sex with student pleads not guilty

A former Idaho teacher accused of having sex with a student has pleaded not guilty.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides

SANDPOINT – Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues for roads and homes in North Idaho. Bonner County crews are working to clear multiple roads damaged by mudslides …


Teacher accused of having sex with student heads to trial

A former high school teacher in Idaho will stand trial for having sex with a former student. Nichole Thiel was bound over to district court on Wednesday after the victim …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:35 a.m.

Sandpoint’s Quest Aircraft taps aviation veteran to lead company

Quest Aircraft Company in Sandpoint has named aviation veteran Robert H. Wells its new CEO.


Heavy snow loads threaten floating northern Idaho homes

Floating homes along Lake Pend Oreille are tilting and sinking as a result of heavy snow loads on roofs.


Sandpoint’s Qkey, which puts online security in a user’s hands, shown at CES

A North Idaho startup aiming to boost online security and a virtual reality company with Palouse roots are showing their stuff this week at CES, the flashy, cutting-edge gadget show …


Idaho veteran given second chance with guide dog

A disabled veteran in Idaho is getting a second chance with a service dog next week after his first one was taken back because of unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood.


Schweitzer Resort ready to open Sky House summit lodge

Visitors to Schweitzer Mountain Resort soon can sit on top of the world with a warm drink in their hands. The ski resort near Sandpoint is about to open Sky …


Quest Aircraft CEO set to retire

Samuel Hill plans to retire next month as CEO of Quest Aircraft Company in Sandpoint. A search for a successor is underway.


Complete antique carousel finds new home in Sandpoint

The wooden horses were the life of the party, surrounded by bright lights, music and laughing families as they spun under their tent at fairs and festivals. But then the …