ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Clark Fork, ID

Sandpoint Reader

High inflows continue to affect lake level

In an update shared with the on June 28, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Scott Lawrence said that the Albeni Falls Dam — located on the west side of the county and responsible for controlling how much water flows through the Pend Oreille River from its source in Lake Pend Oreille — would begin shifting operations to attempt to get the lake at a consistent summer level.
BONNER COUNTY, ID
Picture for High inflows continue to affect lake level
Bonner County Daily Bee

Sandpoint United Methodist Church Welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Catherine Lyle will be welcomed to the Sandpoint United Methodist Church commencing Sunday, July 3, at the corner of Cedar and Boyer. Worship service begins at 9 a.m. but the community may meet and greet the pastor any time after 8 a.m. The congregation and new pastor welcome...
SANDPOINT, ID
Picture for Sandpoint United Methodist Church Welcomes new pastor
Sandpoint Reader

‘A friendly place to do business’

The Chevron station on the corner of Main Street and Highway 200 in Clark Fork has existed in that spot “since Clark Fork started selling gas,” estimates lifetime local George Thornton. By all accounts, the business — through all its owners and iterations — is approaching a century serving the town. Nearly 60 of those were spent with another lifetime local, Bob Hays, at the helm.
CLARK FORK, ID
LOCAL CHANNELS
Bonner County Daily Bee

BGH Foundation announces benefit run

SANDPOINT – The Bonner General Health Foundation is looking to make the hospital the first and only one in Idaho with a new piece of “state-of-the-art rehab technology.”. After organizing and hosting the annual formal fundraiser The Heart Ball in February for the past 14 years, BGH is adding a new fundraising event and already has a goal in mind.
SANDPOINT, ID
Sandpoint Reader

City Council adopts five-year strategic plan

Sandpoint City Council members unanimously approved a strategic plan at their June 15 meeting, establishing a slate of priorities to be addressed between now and 2027. The city adopted its first one-year strategic plan in 2017, followed by a three-year plan. This will be Sandpoint’s first five-year plan, intended to provide a foundation for how City Hall will navigate the next five years across a range of categories, from housing to infrastructure to economic prosperity and more.
SANDPOINT, ID
RELATED LOCATIONS
Bonner County Daily Bee

BTAA receives $2,500 Petco Love grant

Better Together Animal Alliance received a $2,500 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Ponderay Petco on Thursday. Petco Love is a national nonprofit that harnesses "the power of love" to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. In addition, the nonprofit helps find homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like BTAA — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
PONDERAY, ID
Bonner County Daily Bee

County commissioners approve plot divisions, payments, personnel policy changes

SANDPOINT — The county commissioners meeting ended in under 20 minutes on Tuesday and began with the unanimous approval of the consent agenda. Approved as part of the consent agenda were liquor licenses for the Bank Barroom and Bistro in downtown Sandpoint (formerly Beet & Basil) and for the Bottle Bay Bar & Grill in Sagle.
SANDPOINT, ID
Bonner County Daily Bee

The blessing of children

Recently a news anchor on CNN announced her departure from the show due to her family responsibilities and the time demands of her specific career. She said that anyone can take her place and the show would go on but no one could take her place as the mother of her children. I later saw a reporter from the same network talk about how expensive and inconvenient it is to have a baby.
SAGLE, ID
NEARBY CITIES
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Bonner County Daily Bee

Summer Sampler set to cook up fun, tasty treats

SANDPOINT – After a hiatus due to the pandemic, Summer Sampler is back to cook up plenty of fun and tasty treats. The event, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Farmin Park. Described by Kate McAlister, Greater Sandpoint Chamber president and CEO,...
SANDPOINT, ID
Sandpoint Reader

The Sandpoint Eater: Baking for brides (and grooms)

June brides have been a-blooming, and this month I was fortunate enough to witness the unions of two of them. More than 2,000 miles apart, a couple of my favorite 7B ladies (best friends and classmates of Casey) tied the knot with their long-time loves. Both sets of nuptials took place in storybook outdoor settings, and Mother Nature deserves all the credit for the incredibly stunning lighting, backdrops and photo ops.
SANDPOINT, ID
Sandpoint Reader

Sandpoint Lions Club to host Fourth of July festivities in Sandpoint

There are many timeless pairings in life: Romeo and Juliet, peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin. When July rolls around, though, Sandpoint gets to enjoy the winning combination of Sandpoint Lions Club and Independence Day. The philanthropic organization has hosted Fourth of July festivities in Sandpoint since the early 1950s, providing generations of families with memories of this special holiday in which we celebrate our independence.
SANDPOINT, ID
Bonner County Daily Bee

Summer Sampler sizzles

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, Summer Sampler returned with plenty fun, tasty treats and great music. The event, which celebrated its 15th anniversary, was described by Kate McAlister, Greater Sandpoint Chamber president and CEO, as the unofficial kick off to summer. Pulling together bite sizes of their menus,...
SANDPOINT, ID
Bonner County Daily Bee

Scott Allen Neer, 53

“Lake Pend Oreille lost a humble fisherman” (stated on Facebook fishing club post - Staci Johnson) Scott Allen Neer, 53, passed away from health complications while on a job site on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. From Sandpoint, Idaho, Scott was the owner of Scott Neer Tree Service, where he...
SANDPOINT, ID
Bonner County Daily Bee

Youngsters shine during SHS softball scrimmage

The Sandpoint High School softball team may have come out victorious in its scrimmage against Bonners Ferry 18-15 at Sandpoint Middle School, but the objective was to just get better. “I saw a lot of great things today,” Sandpoint High School softball coach Elizabeth Hawkins-Williams said. “We had a lot...
SANDPOINT, ID
Sandpoint Reader

Bite-sized bliss

There’s one thing both visitors and Sandpoint locals can always agree on: our restaurants are top notch. There is no better — or cheaper — way to taste morsels from a variety of Sandpoint’s premier eateries than attending the annual Summer Sampler from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 30 at Farmin Park.
SANDPOINT, ID
livelytimes.com

Blues festivals amp up in Idaho and Montana

After a pandemic lapse, blues festivals are back in July and August, beginning with the Historic Wallace Blues Festival, July 8-10. Also on tap are festivals in Noxon, Hot Springs, Libby and Billings. Wallace, the historic mining town just over Lookout Pass in Idaho, offers a great venue for the...
MONTANA STATE
Coeur d'Alene Press

Kootenai Health Foundation announces new leader

Cara Nielsen will be joining the Kootenai Health Foundation as its new president, effective Monday, Aug. 1, according to an announcement by Kootenai Health and the foundation. Nielsen is coming to Kootenai Health from the Idaho Community Foundation, where she has served as the vice president of philanthropy and impact since 2019. Prior to that, she was the executive director of development at Boise State University.
KOOTENAI, ID
bonnersferryherald.com

Calendar June 30 - July 6

SPOT bus: service to Sandpoint is provided on Tuesday and Thursday. Call 24 hours in advance, 208-267-4740. There is no cost for the service. Quilting Group: 9 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody St., Bonners Ferry. Group meets every Thursday to make kits and quilts for both local use and to ship to disaster areas and/or third world countries. For more information, call the church at 208-267-2894.
BONNERS FERRY, ID
Bonner County Daily Bee

Sandpoint Sharks host annual bake sale

The Sandpoint Sharks swim team, which has been performing exceptionally well over its last couple of competitions, is reaching out to the community. The annual Sandpoint Sharks swim team bake sale is set to take place on Saturday, July 2. The Sandpoint Sharks swim team's bake sale will take place...
SANDPOINT, ID
ARCHIVES