Sandpoint, ID

Man arrested in Spirit Lake for second-degree murder

SPIRIT LAKE, ID. — A man has been arrested for second-degree murder after shooting his friend in the head. According to the Bonner County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect, 64-year-old Michael Schofield, called 911 to report that he shot his friend in the head on Spirit Lake Cutoff Road near Rocky Mountain Ranch Road and Beare Road. Deputies found the body...
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Bonner County Daily Bee

Laclede man hurt in crash

A Laclede man was airlifted to an area hospital after he was injured in a Saturday car crash, Idaho State Police said. The two-vehicle collision occurred about 10:50 a.m., Aug. 6, near milepost 27 on U.S. 2 just west of Sandpoint. ISP officials said the driver of a 2005 Honda...
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Bonner County Daily Bee

All smiles at the finish line

It's all smiles as a female swimmer crosses the finish line at the Long Beach Swim event on Saturday, Aug 6. Hundreds of swimmers turned out for the annual swim across Lake Pend Oreille from Sagle to the shores of Dog Beach in Sandpoint.
FOX 28 Spokane

Spirit Lake woman convicted of physically and mentally abusing young girl

SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho – A Spirit Lake woman was convicted on multiple injury to a child charges alleging that she physically and mentally abused a minor child. The case against 37-year-old Monica Schug is related to a case against her husband, Matthew Schug. Matthew was convicted of lewd conduct with the same girl and sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Newport High School Places Second in International Rocketry Challenge

After competing against 724 teams from 41 different states and winning the American Rocketry Challenge back in May, Newport High School placed second in the International Rocketry Challenge while representing the United States. This competition was held in London and according to The American Rocketry Challenge, “The International Rocketry Challenge...
Bonner County Daily Bee

Festival hosts two concerts today

SANDPOINT — There are two, count 'em two, great Festival at Sandpoint concerts being held today. First up is the Family Matinee concert with Lisa Livesay. The concert will be held from noon-2 p.m. Livesay is thrilled to be a guest at The Festival at Sandpoint, singing some of...

Spokane Symphony performing in Sandpoint on Sunday

SANDPOINT, ID. — In its 76th season, the Spokane Symphony will be performing at the Festival in Sandpoint on Sunday. Known as the largest and most active performing arts organization across the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Symphony will be performing with the focus of nature guiding the performance to wrap up the weekend’s festivities.
Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County History - Aug. 7, 2022

Lt. and Mrs. Philip Robinson and daughter, Amy, of Corpus Christi, Tex., have been visiting the past week with his parents, the Dan Robinsons, of Dufort Rd. Lt. Robinson is an attorney with the U.S. Navy. Also enjoying the family reunion are Capt. and Mrs. Dan Robinson and children of Missoula, Mont., where he is an instructor at the University of Montana with the U.S. Air Force ROTC program. Anita Robinson, who recently completed two years of medical school at the University of South Dakota, is spending her summer at home before entering Southwestern University, Dallas, Tex., where she will complete her medical training.
Bonner County Daily Bee

Give your Festival feast a bit of Oriental flair

Today wraps up a wonderful season of Festival at Sandpoint concerts that have beckoned music lovers from around the area. While the many excellent food booths offer superlative temptations, sometimes you want to bring your supper to enjoy it along with the great music and the added ambiance of the resident ospreys.
Coeur d'Alene Press

THE FRONT ROW with TREVAN PIXLEY: Six months, and counting at The Bee

The last six months in Sandpoint have taught me a lot of things. I learned quickly that Lewiston has nothing on Sandpoint regarding winters. Having moved up here in mid-February, I was greeted right away by the brutal winters this area has to offer. THERE WERE several nights where I'd...
Bonner County Daily Bee

Trial set in battery case

SANDPOINT — A Sagle resident is facing charges of felony battery and misdemeanor resisting arrest following an argument in late May. Cody Harrison, 44, was arrested by Bonner County Sheriff’s deputies after being reported for domestic battery. A friend of the alleged victim decided to report the events...
Coeur d'Alene Press

MY TURN: From crisis to crisis with no loss of enthusiasm

For more than two years, Kootenai Health has been in a state of crisis management; first with the COVID-19 pandemic response, then (and still) with a health care labor shortage and now with related financial recovery. The idea of moving from one challenge to the next without loss of enthusiasm has been attributed to both Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. Both leaders were famous for plain language and inspiring encouragement through difficult times.
Bonner County Daily Bee

Trial set in assault case

SANDPOINT — Jordan Kaleb Vangrimbergen, 24, is headed to trial on felony assault charges in connection to a May dispute in which he threatened to kill two people. The charges stem from a May incident when Vangrimbergen allegedly threatened to murder two people during a dispute. Vangrimbergen also faces charges for misdemeanor domestic battery in the presence of a child and misdemeanor false imprisonment.