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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Multiple businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint fire

Five businesses were destroyed Monday morning after a fire tore through a historic brick building in downtown Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

Self-described anti-socialist takes aim at Sandpoint’s community hospital funding

Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Racist robocaller now living in Montana, but harassment in Sandpoint continues

Scott D. Rhodes, the neo-Nazi who plagued several parts of the country last year with hate-filled robocalls from his home in Sandpoint, is now living in Libby, Montana. But some …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Monday morning crash near Ponderay kills 2-year-old Sandpoint girl

A 2-year-old Sandpoint girl was killed Monday morning in a collision on State Highway 200 about three miles east of Ponderay, Idaho.


Expert tracker offering class Saturday

Expert tracker and wildlife researcher Brian Baxter will teach an animal tracking class Saturday in Sandpoint.


‘Zero time to act’: Fatal house fire in Sandpoint appears accidental

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the blaze at 620 E. Mountain View Drive, and additional findings will be made public later this week, Sandpoint City Administrator Jennifer …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Sandpoint house fire

A 2-year-old boy died in a house fire in Sandpoint early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Sandpoint man killed Friday in single-vehicle crash near Dover

A 67-year-old man was killed near Dover, Idaho, early Friday morning when his vehicle hit a tree.


CBDs becoming part of the cosmetic world

Some of the biggest commodities in today’s economy are products that promise relief either from pain or from aging.


Renowned Sandpoint violin maker works slowly, his care redefining meticulous

Violin making tends to be a lonesome job, even for a luthier as renowned as Ryan Soltis. His instruments bring some of the most acclaimed musicians from some of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Idaho neo-Nazi targets Florida candidate Andrew Gillum in new racist robocall

A white supremacist who has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho, has sent a new round of racist robocalls targeting Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that appear to be directed at …


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say

Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …


Northern Idaho woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


Montana troupe brings Shakespeare to area

This weekend Montana Shakespeare in the Parks comes to Liberty Lake and Sandpoint with “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Othello”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Gunman at large following deadly shooting in Sandpoint, Idaho motel

Sandpoint police officers are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a person in a downtown Sandpoint motel Monday evening.


N. Idaho police search for suspect following fatal shooting

Police in northern Idaho are searching for a man following a fatal shooting at a motel.


In robocalls featuring ‘Friends’ theme song, California neo-Nazi Patrick Little says he’s coming to Sandpoint

A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional …


Idaho officials approve railroad’s plan for second bridge

Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway’s application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Sandpoint man’s racist robocalls offer defense of Spokane transit executive

A white supremacist living in Sandpoint appears to be responsible for another spate of vitriolic automated phone calls, this time targeting Spokane-area residents in response to criticism of a Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Sandpoint retirement home resident opens fire on employee Saturday evening

Police say a resident at a Sandpoint retirement home shot at an employee Saturday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Prosecutor finds Sandpoint police officers justified in deadly shootout

Two Sandpoint Police Department officers were justified in returning fire and killing a man who reportedly shot at them while they responded to a small apartment complex in west Sandpoint …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

John Blanchette: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer returns to Sandpoint completely validated

Why Jerry Kramer had to wait more than half his life – 45 years – for a distinction that should have been pro forma will remain a mystery, though joining …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Man responsible for racist propaganda in Sandpoint now targeting Sen. Feinstein

A Sandpoint man known for blanketing his city with racist, anti-Semitic propaganda appears to be responsible for a flurry of robocalls targeting U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and urging …


Three North Idaho Republicans race to replace retiring State Sen. Shawn Keough

A retired sheriff’s deputy and two construction company owners are trying to convince Bonner and Boundary county voters that they have the credentials to replace the longest serving Idaho State …


Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott facing challenger in Republican primary

Voters in North Idaho’s most northern district get a chance next week to either endorse the ultraconservative, headline-grabbing political maneuvers of Rep. Heather Scott, or select longtime Sandpoint resident Mike …


Bonner County advisory vote could determine future of Scotchman Peaks wilderness

On Tuesday, voters in Bonner County will vote on whether or not they support a wilderness designation for the roughly 13,000 acres that make up the Idaho portion of the


N. Idaho man enters pleas following fatal collision

A northern Idaho man charged with killing a Washington state woman and injuring an Idaho woman after hitting the two with his pickup as they walked along a road in …