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For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 1 day, 18 hours ago

Second lawsuit filed over Festival gun ban

SANDPOINT — A second lawsuit has been filed over the Festival at Sandpoint’s ban on firearms at War Memorial Fie...

Updated 1 day, 21 hours ago
COVID-19 community spread identified in Bonner County

SANDPOINT — While the number of COVID-19 cases didn’t go up in the region, community spread has been identified in Bonner County, Panhandle Health District o...

Updated 4 days, 22 hours ago
COVID-19 cases jump to 90 in region

SANDPOINT — While Bonner County dropped to five cases, the five northern counties saw a jump of 8 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 90.

Updated 1 week ago
Two new cases reported in Bonner County

SANDPOINT — Panhandle Health District has reported two new COVID-19 cases in Bonner County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the community to ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
County rejects Idaho’s stay-home order

SANDPOINT — Calling Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order unconstitutional, Bonner County commissioners said they would not be following the directives outl...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Four hurt as three motorcycles crash

Four people were taken to Kootenai Health following an accident on Interstate 90 near Fourth of July Pass about noon Monday.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
First Benewah County COVID-19 case confirmed

SANDPOINT — Panhandle Health District confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in Benewah County on Saturday.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Sagle resident reported missing

BAYVIEW — The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Sagle man reported missing after being dropped off to pick mushrooms in the Bayview area Thur...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
New COVID-19 cases reported in Kootenai County

SANDPOINT — For the second day in a row, the Panhandle Health District reported a new COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County on Sunday, bringing the total number ...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Lions cancel July Fourth celebration

SANDPOINT — There won’t been any crowds lining the streets and cars festively decorated with the American flag this year as the Sandpoint Lions Club announce...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Conditional use permit appeal nixed

SANDPOINT — The Sandpoint Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to approve The Ridge multi-family conditional use permit was affirmed at last week’s May ...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Kootenai County adds COVID-19 case

SANDPOINT — Panhandle Health District reported a new COVID-19 case Saturday in Kootenai County, bringing the total up to 68. Of those cases, 64 were no longe...

Updated 4 weeks ago
BGH announces elimination of some service departments

SANDPOINT — Due to the unprecedented negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bonner General Health officials announced in a Friday afternoon press rele...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
BGH offering serology testing for COVID-19 antibodies

SANDPOINT — The Bonner General Health Laboratory Services department is now cleared to provide serology testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibodies.

Updated 1 month ago
Festival at Sandpoint cancels 2020 season

SANDPOINT — The Festival at Sandpoint, in consultation with local health officials, music industry experts, and the Festival at Sandpoint’s Board of Director...