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CAROLINE LOBSINGER

Staff Writer

I grew up in the Tri-Cities, Wash., and have always loved to write. I attended the University of Washington, where I earned a double major in journalism and political science, with an area of emphasis in history.

I am the fifth out of six kids — don't believe any of the stories that my siblings tell. To be able to tell others stories and take photos for a living is a dream come true — and I considered myself blessed to be a community journalist.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking and spending time outdoors, genealogy, reading, and watching the UW Huskies and the Seattle Seahawks.

I am a servant to my cat, Frankie, who yes, will eat anything and everything in sight … even wedding cookies.

Recent Stories

Woman charged in Army Surplus fire
July 17, 2024 1 a.m.

Woman charged in Army Surplus fire

Jennifer S. Meyer, 50, was identified as the suspect following a review of multiple hours of video of the fire at Sandpoint Army Surplus and "good old-fashioned police work, Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon said.

Timber Days pays tribute to community's heritage
July 17, 2024 1 a.m.

Timber Days pays tribute to community's heritage

There's never a shortage of fun at the community's annual Timber Days celebration, slated for July 26-27.

Suspect identified in Army Surplus arson fire
July 16, 2024 6:07 p.m.

Suspect identified in Army Surplus arson fire

Jennifer S. Meyer, 50, was identified as the suspect following a review of multiple hours of video before, after and during the fire at Sandpoint Army Surplus, Coon said. She was then brought in for an interview and was arrested on Tuesday.

Velez named EBCL library director
July 16, 2024 1 a.m.

Velez named EBCL library director

Vanessa Velez is no longer the interim East Bonner County Library director. After a lengthy, nationwide search for a new director after Viktor Sjoberg stepped down earlier this year.

Sandpoint Pride celebrates love, community
July 14, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint Pride celebrates love, community

Since its 2021 start, the event has attracted several thousand people each year to the various events, which aim to affirm the dignity and quality of all in the LGBTQI2S community.

Moyie Springs waterline repairs completed
July 13, 2024 1 a.m.

Moyie Springs waterline repairs completed

Moyie Springs officials announced late Friday morning that the waterline had been fixed and the city was again running water to city residents and customers.

Bonner General throws community party
July 13, 2024 1 a.m.

Bonner General throws community party

Event celebrates hospital's 75th anniversary

While the original hospital was floated up Lake Pend Oreille in 1949 and constructed where the Sandpoint-based hospital still stands, Bonner General Health has grown and evolved with the community, CEO John Hennessy said Friday as he watched the hospital's anniversary party with a smile.

Wooden Boat Show motoring into town
July 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Wooden Boat Show motoring into town

It's the 22nd year that the Antique and Classic Boat Show has been held, with boats arriving in town Friday afternoon. The boardwalk will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along the boardwalk lining Sand Creek.

Sandpoint Pride offers voice, celebration of all
July 10, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint Pride offers voice, celebration of all

An expanded list of events — from a community conversation on Friday to a family-friendly downtown bike ride on Saturday to the main Sandpoint Pride event — offers something for everyone, Sandpoint Pride officials said.

Police: Army Surplus fire was arson
July 9, 2024 1 a.m.

Police: Army Surplus fire was arson

$5,000 reward offered in case

The fire that gutted the Army Surplus 1 store in downtown Sandpoint was intentionally set, Sandpoint Police said Monday. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the case.

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