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  • Sandpoint-area school district won’t arm teachers

    The school district serving the Sandpoint area is no longer considering a proposal to arm teachers and other staff members as a security measure, the superintendent said. There is little …


  • Cheney doesn’t let this one get away

    It wasn’t going to happen again. A week after giving up a lead and ultimately losing to the Pullman Greyhounds, the Cheney Blackhawks weren’t about to repeat the mistakes of …


  • Authorities blame Sandpoint plane crash on drunk pilot

    SANDPOINT — Authorities in North Idaho say a pilot who crashed his twin-engine plane at the airport in Sandpoint was flying under the influence of alcohol.


  • Coldwater Creek sees drop in earnings, blames weak July

    Net revenue for the quarter was $149.7 million, compared with $163.7 million in 2012 Q2. Net sales from the retail segment were $118.6 million, compared with $129.9 million in the …


  • Knights live up to preseason hype in victory

    East Valley receiver Gage Burland and the multifaceted JT Phelan proved worth the preseason hype. “They make plays,” Knights football coach Adam Fisher said, adding their multiple threat poses problems …


  • Four friends team up to create Sandpoint music venue, The Hive

    There’s a new venue buzzing with activity in Sandpoint. About a month ago, four friends came together to create The Hive, a music and event center on 207 N. First …


  • No charges filed in Sandpoint homicide

    Charges will not be filed against a Sandpoint man who killed his father-in-law during a fight in February, Bonner County Prosecuting Attorney Louis Marshall said Friday.


  • Here’s the Dirt: Work begins on CdA WinCo

    A Utah contractor has started work on an $8.5 million WinCo Foods shopping Center in Coeur d’Alene.


  • Idaho teen accused of shooting BB gun at man

    SANDPOINT — A Sandpoint teen has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after police say he shot an Airsoft pellet gun at a Sandpoint city worker.


  • Nordic ski trails sprout near Sandpoint

    Cross-country skiers donating time, energy and their own grooming equipment are inspiring Sandpoint – a town of alpine skiing tradition – to get active on skinny skis. “It’s a classic …


  • Man killed, another shot in the arm in Sandpoint

    Police in Sandpoint are investigating a confrontation that left one man dead and another with a gunshot wound to his arm.


  • Sandpoint byway wins award

    SANDPOINT – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho has selected the U.S. Highway 95 realignment project in North Idaho as the winner of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards …


  • Coldwater Creek CEO stepping down soon

    Sandpoint women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek said its CEO and co-founder Dennis Pence will step down at the end of the year. Jill Brown Dean, who has been with the …


  • Sand Creek Byway has restored ‘small town’ feeling

    It’s shoulder season in Sandpoint. The summer crowds have dispersed and skiers have a couple of months to wait until the slopes open. But there is a bustle in town …


  • Scotchman Peaks group rises to occasion for lookout

    The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, based in Sandpoint, is teaming with the Forest Service to restore the Star Peak Lookout in the Kootenai National Forest near Heron, Mont. The …


  • Festival turns 30 with first-rate lineup — beginning to end

    One of the best-ever lineups at the Festival at Sandpoint, by sheer crowd appeal, starts tonight with the world-renowned Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Johnny Clegg. And then it just keeps …


  • Sandpoint byway set to open Friday morning

    The Sand Creek Byway in Sandpoint will open to traffic Friday morning, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.


  • Savoring Sandpoint

    SANDPOINT – Maybe Sandpoint is on the way to your next lakeside destination for summer fun. Perhaps music during the Festival at Sandpoint, Aug. 2-12, will be the draw. Either …


  • Sand Creek Byway getting finishing touches

    Three weeks after it was dedicated, and halfway through Sandpoint’s busy summer season, the much-anticipated Sand Creek Byway still isn’t open to traffic. The most expensive state highway project ever …


  • Highway 2 realignment expedited

    Work could begin as early as next spring on a major street realignment to relieve traffic congestion in downtown Sandpoint. The Idaho Transportation Board on Thursday voted to expedite the …


  • Field reports: King salmon crisis closes Alaska season

    FISHING – It’s a bad year for that salmon fishing dream trip to some portions of Alaska. Record low king runs have forced the Alaska Department of Fish and Game …


  • Sandpoint OKs milfoil plan, fund

    SANDPOINT – The Sandpoint City Council has approved spending $25,000 to use non-herbicide techniques such as hand-pulling and physical barriers in the city’s ongoing battle with Eurasian milfoil in Lake …


  • Sandpoint Arbor Day is Saturday

    The 14th annual Sandpoint Arbor Day ceremony and arboretum open house takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lakeview Park, next to the Bonner County Historical Museum …


  • Sandpoint to fight milfoil by hand

    SANDPOINT – City officials in Sandpoint are declining an offer from the Idaho Department of Agriculture to apply herbicide in Lake Pend Oreille near city beaches to eradicate Eurasian milfoil. …


  • Long-distance relationship: Sandpoint couple scores backpacking Triple Crown

    After enduring six months backpacking the Appalachian Trail, Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker were pretty sure their relationship was good for the long haul. They confirmed they could go the …


  • North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home

    The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …


  • Backpackers gear down for long distance hikes

    Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker have winnowed their long-distance hiking gear to a base weight (sans food and water) of 15-19 pounds, depending on how many luxuries they bring, such …


  • Entrepreneurs to vie in Schweitzer pitch contest

    Organizers of the Chairlift Pitch Contest want to spin the idea of the elevator pitch into something more quintessentially Sandpoint. Next Thursday they’ll send seven area business owners to the …


  • Coldwater Creek to sell 26.5 million shares at discount

    Sandpoint women’s clothing retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. said it will sell 26.5 million shares of common stock and raise roughly $21.1 million and use the money to push through a …


  • Franti, fireworks set to wrap up Festival at Sandpoint

    Little-known fact about the Festival at Sandpoint: Some people bob around in boats on Lake Pend Oreille and enjoy the concerts for free. Actually, the boat will be the only …

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