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Sex offender arrested in 1981 killing

SANDPOINT — A convicted sex offender who has been living in Sandpoint was arrested Friday in connection with the abduction and killing of a 6-year-old boy in California in 1981.

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Bell engineers a successful career

SANDPOINT — Commencement, University of Colorado, 1969. The post-war American economy is at its peak. Millions of barrels of oil had just been discovered in northern Alaska. NASA would be delivering the first human to the moon that summer, and the aerospace industry was in full swing. Nuclea…

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Bonners Ferry finds way onto ISIS 'hit list'

BONNERS FERRY — Boundary County once again caught a flash of the national spotlight for a dubious and unenviable reason this week when Bonners Ferry was listed on an Islamic State in Syria and Iraq “hit list.”

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Sheriff’s office hit with another tort claim

SANDPOINT — A former sheriff’s lieutenant who alleges he was effectively demoted without cause before being unjustly fired is seeking $6 million in damages from Bonner County.

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County: Give area wilderness designation

SANDPOINT — Bonner County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to designate the Idaho portion of the Scotchman Peaks area as wilderness.

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Recent Obituaries

Sunday 03/29/2015
Marilyn Martha Truppe, 83
Posted: March 29, 2015 - 10:00 am

Marilyn Martha Truppe, 83, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at her home in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Saturday 03/28/2015
Kelli Dawn Burt, 54
Posted: March 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

Kelli Dawn Burt, 54, of Sandpoint, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2015, at Bonner General Health. She joined Jesus after a battling a brief, but difficult battle with liver cancer.

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MGySgt (Ret) Milton ‘Bud’ Wininger, 95
Posted: March 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

MGySgt (Ret) Milton “Bud” Wininger died peacefully on March 24, 2015, at his home in Heron, Mont.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Catherine Jane (Ramsay) Rembowski, 72
Posted: March 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Catherine Jane (Ramsay) Rembowski, 72, of Laclede, Idaho, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Kenneth Lee Matthews, 76
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Kenneth Lee Matthews, 76, of Sandpoint, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home at Hearthstone Village in Kootenai, Idaho.

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Differences persist on deadline day for Iran nuke talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement.

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