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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. …


Fulfilling a need inside the Cedar Street Bridge

When Shery Meekings first walked into the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market in downtown Sandpoint, her mind began to race. As an artist, she viewed it as a place where …


Prep roundup: Wiese hits 3; Newport wins

Courtney Wiese banked in a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left to lift Newport to a 38-37 nonleague girls basketball victory over visiting Timberlake on Monday night. The Tigers (3-3) had …


Technology improves Schweitzer experience

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has long been a favorite Inland Northwest ski destination, and this season the resort is betting that technology will take them another step toward the top.


Youths can get involved through CAL Teens

More than three decades ago as a group of families were gathered on the beach in Sandpoint for some fun and relaxation, the women began talking about the needs of …


Sculpture uses salvage materials

As you enter Sandpoint, there are signs proclaiming this resort area as a walking town. But this community is quickly evolving into much more than a place where you can …


Things are looking up at Cedar Street Bridge

It has been nearly two years since Sandpoint’s Cedar Street Bridge was forced to close temporarily, and since then it seemed the popular shopping venue would never recover. Home to …


Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail plan to be unveiled

It has been more than a year since proponents of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail began organizing workshops, holding meetings and seeking public input, and now they are ready to …


24-hour bike ride rallies community to help fight cystinosis

When they first established a foundation in honor of their son who is fighting a rare genetic disease, Brian and Tricia Sturgis never imagined their efforts would not only raise …


Mayor: Proactive economic approach keeps Sandpoint strong

According to Sandpoint Mayor Gretchen Hellar, if one were to ask members of this community how they thought the Sandpoint economy was faring, the answers would be diverse. “Every citizen …


Handle on Business: Sandpoint Pita Pit to open mid-September

About 20 new jobs will begin in Sandpoint in mid-September when a new Pita Pit restaurant opens at First Avenue and Bridge Street. Built in the 1950s as a service …


Grand jury indicts North Idaho trio on drug charges

A grand jury in northern Idaho has indicted three Bonner County residents on charges of delivering and trafficking drugs.


Stay and Play: Get sidetracked to Sandpoint

If there’s one problem with Sandpoint, it’s that there is too much to do. Between Schweitzer Mountain and City Beach, the Festival at Sandpoint and the Panida Theater, there is …


Council vote to quit flouride hurts Sandpoint’s youth most

If there is one word that pushes buttons for Sandpoint residents these days, it is fluoride. After years of debate, the Sandpoint City Council voted 4-2 last month to remove …


Furor over fluoride hard to swallow

Ten years ago, a push to put fluoride in our water failed, barely, at the polls. The forces of fluoridation vowed to keep up the fight.


Sandpoint to stop fluoridating water

Sandpoint will quit adding fluoride to the municipal water system that also serves communities from Kootenai to Dover.


Sandpoint ends fluoridation

The Sandpoint City Council has voted to quit adding fluoride to the municipal water system that also serves communities from Kootenai to Dover.


Boating accident victims identified

The couple killed in a late night boating accident Saturday near Sandpoint have been identified as Darby Campbell, 30, and his wife Amber Campbell, 34, both of Sandpoint.


Couple who died in boating accident from Sandpoint

The couple killed in a late night boating accident Saturday on Lake Pend Oreille have been identified as Darby Campbell, 30, and his wife Amber Campbell, 34, both of Sandpoint.


Crash injures postal worker

A postal worker delivering mail Tuesday was injured, as were two other people, when a car slammed into the back of his postal truck in Sandpoint, the Idaho State Police …


Economy hurts fireworks show

Organizers of a Fourth of July fireworks show in this lakeside town say the economic downturn will force them to scale back on the 30-minute spectacle of lights.


Herman’s Hermits songs will help bring back ’50s

It was 1986 when Carolyn Gleason first came up with the idea: A weekend filled with vintage cars and rock ’n’ roll music, in celebration of a time when bobbysox, …


Older, wiser, fearless

We’ll know that the extreme sports daredevils will have changed the face of the Olympic Games for good when the motto gets amended to something like, “Swifter, higher, stronger … …


The backcountry beckons

In the myriad mountains and labyrinth-like ravines that serve as Sandpoint’s backyard, the white-topped peaks call to backcountry skiers like cathedral bells to parishioners on a Sunday morning. To the …


Organizer ensures Banff film festival has local, global impacts

Michael Boge, of Sandpoint, has hosted North Idaho screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival for 14 years, first bringing the popular tour to his hometown, then adding events in …


Victim was advocate for safety

A Sandpoint man who died after being hit by a pickup Thursday afternoon had been working with an advisory committee to improve pedestrian safety. Anthony J. Joerger, 46, had worked …


Victim was pedestrian safety advocate

A Sandpoint man who died after being hit by a pickup Thursday afternoon had been working with an advisory committee to improve pedestrian safety in the town.