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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019

The Festival at Sandpoint offers the Avett Brothers, Che Apalache and peaceful, easy vibe

Friday evening was a night of at least two firsts: the Festival at Sandpoint and, well, traveling to the popular resort enclave of less than 8,000 on the shoreline of …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Reader photo: Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

Reader photo highlights Bottle Bay on Lake Pend Oreille.

Matt Nykiel: Overwhelming majority support an EIS for rail proposal

More than 2,660 people submitted comments overwhelmingly in support of an Environmental Impact Statement to more closely analyze BNSF Railway’s proposed second rail bridge over Lake Pend Oreille.

Ice buildup may have caused barge to capsize at North Idaho Navy base

A Navy spokeswoman said the Feb. 11 incident remained under investigation Tuesday, but a buildup of ice may have been a contributing factor. The Naval Safety Center classified the incident …

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

State of the lake: Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve but threats remain

The Lake Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve with kokanee, rainbow and bull trout populations growing. However, the positive progress remains threatened by two aquatic species: walleye and mysid shrimp.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

Captain and postman: On the water with the Lake Pend Oreille mailboat

As Lake Pend Oreille’s designated mail carrier – the latest in a line going back to the late 1930s – traveling from one place to another is pretty much Captain …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Human remains discovered in North Idaho near where Montana woman went missing last year

A hunter discovered human remains on Sunday in a remote area of North Idaho in the same general area that Bonner County Sheriff’s detectives had searched for a Montana woman …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Effort to preserve the Clark Fork River Delta gets cash infusion from BPA settlement

The Clark Fork Delta restoration work is getting a cash infusion. The Bonneville Power Administration will pay the state of Idaho $24 million over the next decade for wildlife habitat …

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.

Forest Service OKs exploratory drilling for N. Idaho silica

Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.

UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018

Surging Lake Pend Oreille walleye population has biologists, some anglers, worried

A surging walleye population in Lake Pend Oreille has biologists, and some anglers, worried.

Guest opinion: Second rail bridge would be boon to all

When I learned that BNSF Railway wanted to build a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho, it seemed like an obvious choice. As it turns out, what …

Eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille offers easy, peaceful viewing of eagles

While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern …

Plan in place for oil spills on Lake Pend Oreille, Clark Fork River

A response plan is in place in the event of an oil spill on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Idaho Fish and Game will net about $907,000 from logging cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille

Logging a cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille will net about $907,000 for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. High prices for cedar logs prompted the agency to move …

Lake Pend Oreille search called off for missing boater from Newman Lake

Idaho law enforcement has called off the search of a Washington boater who went missing in a lake.

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017

Athol Man Drowns in Lake Pend Oreille

An Athol man drowned Saturday night after falling off the dock of a float home in Bayview, Idaho.

Field Reports: Little Spokane River shuttle resumes July 1

Spokane Parks and Recreation will begin its annual service on Saturday to shuttle canoes, kayaks or SUPs from the Nine Mile take-out of the Little Spokane River to the put-in …

Second bridge to be built over Lake Pend Oreille

A railway company is moving forward with design and engineering for a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.

Lake Pend Oreille water level to rise this week

The level of Lake Pend Oreille will increase 1.5-2.5 feet by the end of February as the outflow from Albeni Falls Dam is decreased to assist with downstream maintenance work, …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Brother didn’t unduly influence parents in leaving him $15 million Lake Pend Oreille property, court rules

A unanimous Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from three siblings who charged that their brother exerted “undue influence” over their parents to leave him their full shares in …

Heavy snow loads threaten floating northern Idaho homes

Floating homes along Lake Pend Oreille are tilting and sinking as a result of heavy snow loads on roofs.

Siblings battle in court over fate of forested ‘piece of heaven’ on Lake Pend Oreille

Lakefront development pits siblings against each other in Lake Pend Oreille dispute.

Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille

A 40-acre grove of cedar trees near Lake Pend Oreille could be logged next summer to generate cash for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Migrating eagles pump cash into North Idaho’s tourism economy

Migrating eagles have become a significant tourism draw since the 1990s, attracting thousands of people each year to Lake Coeur d’Alene and Lake Pend Oreille.

Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers

A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.

In Cape Horn fire, band of residents helped save neighborhood

The Cape Horn Fire near Bayview, Idaho, was sparked one year ago this week and quickly blew up into a dangerous and fast-moving wildfire. With smoke and flames bearing down …

After yearlong probe, answers expected soon in cause of Cape Horn fire

The residents of Bayview and homeowners along Cape Horn Road have waited a year for answers to what nearly was a catastrophic wildfire for the community on the south end …

Lake Pend Oreille boaters urged to watch out for debris after log boom failed

Boaters on the northern end of Lake Pend Oreille are being cautioned to watch out for logs after a log boom failed at the drift yard on the Clark Fork …

Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’

Some anglers are thrilled to reel in non-native species such as walleyes in the Inland Northwest where God, in His infinite wisdom, chose not to put them. Fisheries biologists have …