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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2013, 11:14 a.m.

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 …


Cross-country racers hit finish line

Four mostly middle-age Sandpoint men have bicycled across the country in 6 days, 9 hours and 28 minutes to raise $80,000 for autism. Wayne Pignolet, 51, describes his experience with …


Out & About: Rare namesake born at Wild Horse Island

For the first time in more than a century, a wild horse has given birth on Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island.


Vietnam War copter headed to Sandpoint

SANDPOINT – A group of veterans in North Idaho has purchased a military surplus H-34 helicopter they hope to display in Sandpoint as a Vietnam War memorial. “It will be …


Sandpoint aircraft maker and Spokane flight center share training resources

Sandpoint-based Quest Aircraft has formed a partnership with Spokane Turbine Center, a nonprofit, church-supported training center for mission aviators. Quest will now use Spokane Turbine Center’s million-dollar flight simulator and …


Children’s clinic blends therapies

Imagine having a child who requires not only speech therapy, but also occupational therapy and possibly physical therapy. Then you are told your younger child also needs at least one …


Riders from Sandpoint focus on autism

For the past 12 years, David and Lisa Barth, of Sandpoint, have cocooned around their small family, maxed out with the day-to-day challenge and joy of raising an autistic son. …