Turn the corner on Church Street in Downtown Sandpoint, and it’s hard not to notice the large grey modern building that now houses the Kochava offices. The space used to house Inkwell—an office machine rental and office supply store—as well as a few doctors’ offices. Its upstairs was home to the local high school baseball team’s batting practice during the winter months. Before Kochava purchased it and moved its offices from the former Columbia Bank location in 2016, the large piece of real estate was rather rundown and far under serving its potential. “It wasn’t contributing to the local economy, and it’s a very large building in the middle of downtown,” says Kimberly Manning, the senior director of brand for the company and wife of CEO Charles Manning.
Originally from California and then Washington, D.C., the couple decided to make Sandpoint their home back in 2005, driven by the desire to create a better lifestyle in a smaller community...
Many people move to Sandpoint for the quality of life, beautiful scenery and endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors year-round. While many may assume that living in a rural area means sacrificing access to quality health care, that is not the case for those who call Sandpoint and the surrounding area home. Bonner General Health, with the support of the Bonner General Health Foundation, provides quality services that many may assume they would have to travel to Coeur d’Alene or Spokane to receive.
The Foundation was originally formed in 1979 with a purpose to educate the community and provide additional medical equipment to Bonner General, but after a while it went dormant.
“It was re-established in November of 2007,” said Bonner General Health’s CEO Sheryl Rickard, who explains that the board of directors for Bonner General Health...
For the 23rd year, the one and only Banff Mountain Film Festival will be coming back to Sandpoint’s Panida Theater this month! For three consecutive nights, be inspired by the international film competition that all began in 1976 and originated in Banff, Alberta. This show, as previous attendees might know, focuses on footage of specular mountain subjects from all over the world. It originated as an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities with tours across three Canadian cities. However, they saw it as an opportunity to reach other communities that couldn’t make it to the Canadian Rockies. Therefore, Sandpoint made the tour!
Mark your calendars for the weekend of January 17 through 19. On Friday and Saturday night, the doors will open at 6pm, with the film beginning at 7. Sunday, doors will open at 5pm, and the film will follow at 6. Tickets are now available for purchase at Eichardt’s, Burger Express (in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry locations), Outdoor Experience and the Alpine Shop. Tickets are also available for purchase on the Panida