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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.


Co-op finds rapid success

Their motto is simple: Good food. Grown here. Every Wednesday afternoon in Sandpoint, people who grow food meet with folks who wish to buy local produce and products. Together, they …


Man arrested after five-hour standoff in Sandpoint

A 19-year-old Sandpoint man was arrested this morning, hours after shots were fired inside a downtown Sandpoint apartment over the heads of guests.


Peine family trying to rebuild after fire

When Chris and Carol Peine’s 100-year-old farmhouse just south of Sandpoint caught on fire, they were lucky that the Sagle Fire Department responded quickly and extinguished the flames, leaving damage …


Sandpoint dogs poisoned by strychnine

When Frank and Carrie Corallino, of Sandpoint, returned home from work on Jan. 30, they instantly knew something was wrong with Scooby, their 2-year-old Labrador retriever-Rhodesian ridgeback mix. He greeted …


Reward offered in Sandpoint dog poisonings

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who used strychnine to kill two Sandpoint dogs.


Cancer care for area residents has come a long way

It wasn’t too long ago that a cancer patient living in Sandpoint had to travel to Coeur d’Alene for all of his or her appointments and treatments. But a lot …


Sandpoint woman knew Barack Obama as ‘Barry’

She knows him as Barry. Two years older than Sandpoint resident Dyno Wahl, he was one of her brother’s best friends during their high school years in Hawaii. He slept …


Chamber Choice Awards to honor area merchants

Although the Oscars are still several weeks away, this Friday, the red carpet will be rolled out at Sandpoint’s Panida Theater in honor of several local businesses, organizations and individuals …


Battery charges dropped against autistic girl, 8

SANDPOINT – Battery charges have been dropped against an 8-year-old autistic girl who was arrested and handcuffed following an altercation with her teachers that was apparently sparked when they refused …


ITD board passes over Dover Bridge project

BOISE - Gov. Butch Otter and North Idaho lawmakers both expressed concern Thursday after Idaho’s transportation board knocked the replacement of the deteriorated Dover Bridge off the top of a …


Post Falls Library joins digital age

Libraries are places in which to learn, to imagine, to think. It used to be books that provided the fodder – all that learning and imagining and thinking. These days, …


‘Water lodge’ regulations proposed

SANDPOINT – Bonner County officials are considering ways to regulate a new type of float home being sold in the Inland Northwest. The water lodges are considered vessels by the …


Fire destroys Idaho Club lodge

Fire destroyed the lodge at an upscale golf and luxury home community near Sandpoint on Thursday.


Injunction sought on byway

SANDPOINT – Opponents of the U.S. Highway 95 bypass in Sandpoint have asked a federal judge to issue an injunction halting construction. The North Idaho Community Action Network filed the …