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Home improvement project in Sandpoint goes viral with discovery of old Spokesman-Reviews

When Annika Hinds decided to redo her little sister’s bedroom during the pandemic, she found a surprise under the carpet: 50-year-old Spokesman-Review newspapers. And then she was surprised again: video …


UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2020

Sandpoint company Kochava offers free smartphone data to nonprofits interested in mapping the spread of coronavirus

Kochava, founded in Sandpoint in 2011, is releasing some of the data it collects for digital marketing to people interested in mapping the spread of the highly contagious virus, as …


Copper the bunny joins family home in Sandpoint, gets warm welcome from Tucker the pit bull

Robby Meyer said he was surprised when the family dog took a liking to Copper. The chestnut-colored bunny was a birthday gift for Meyer’s 5-year-old daughter.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Unsafe weather conditions, power outages expected day before Thanksgiving

A windstorm blowing through the region could cause power outages and unsafe travel conditions just before the Thanksgiving holiday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a Spokane Valley driver south of Sandpoint

Leo W. Welke, 28, of Priest River, Idaho was struck by a driver from Spokane Valley and died at the hospital Sunday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sandpoint resident killed in three-car crash on Highway 2 in Dover

Alan A. Ropp, 44, of Sandpoint, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Highway 2 in Dover Tuesday afternoon that was caused when a Nissan pickup truck, …


8-year-old Sandpoint girl shatters Idaho catch-and-release record

An 8-year-old Idaho girl obliterated a state catch-and-release record last month while fishing with her family at Lake Pend Oreille.


Vandals linebacker Kyle Perry boasts strong Idaho heritage

Kyle Perry represents the kind of well-rounded student-athlete a state school like the University of Idaho gets when its recruiting is on its game. He is not merely a Vandal, …


University of Idaho receives approval to sell Sandpoint property

The University of Idaho received approval from the State Board of Education Thursday to sell a 75-acre parcel of land in Sandpoint that has gone unused for more than a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

On Tap: Sandpoint boasts thriving craft beer scene

Once a hub of railroads and logging, Sandpoint seems to have embraced its current identity, and you don’t have to look far to find antique stores, art galleries and boutique …


National regatta to be held in Sandpoint next week

Thistles, some stacked on trailers two or three high, were already arriving Thursday afternoon as a stiff breeze moved through Sandpoint.


Racist podcaster still sending hateful robocalls, this time in Georgia

A racist robocall that circulated last week in the Atlanta, Georgia, area appears to be the work of a white supremacist who recently moved from Sandpoint to Libby, Montana.


Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness holds annual fundraiser

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is holding its annual fundraiser Wednesday at the Idaho Pour Authority in Sandpoint.


Sandpoint osprey cam back online

The osprey pair at Sandpoint’s Memorial Field dubbed “Sandy and Pete” has returned from winter migration – and the avian stars are already putting on a show as they build …


Bay Trail Fun Run features Lake Pend Oreille views

Registration is now open for the Bay Trail Fun Run in Sandpoint, Idaho, where a few hundred folks run or walk the 5K and 10K courses along scenic waterfront trails.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019

STCU to acquire customer accounts from Banner Bank branch in Sandpoint

Spokane Teachers Credit Union is acquiring customer accounts from a Sandpoint branch of Banner Bank, pending state and federal approval.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Sandpoint homicide suspect appears in court weeks after sitting in jail on unrelated charges

A man in custody since March on allegations of giving false information to police has been officially charged in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Robert H. Wohali.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

February Sandpoint fire that destroyed five businesses ruled accidental

The Feb. 11 fire that destroyed five Sandpoint businesses and affected two others, totaling more than $4 million in damages, was ruled an accident Friday by Idaho State Fire Marshal.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Sandpoint killing suspect sits in jail on unrelated charges

A suspect in a Sandpoint killing is sitting in jail with a $15,000 bond for unrelated charges, and prosecutors say it may take weeks until homicide-related charges are filed.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Sandpoint man found dead with gunshot wound; suspect arrested

Sandpoint police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of Robert Cameron Hegseth Wohali, who had been missing since Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 …