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Between the damned and the damning

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Since 1976, when the United States affirmed the legality of capital punishment, more than 7,800 people have been sentenced to death, 1,517 of which have …

A stellar origin story

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Have you ever gazed upward and wondered how the universe began? If so, have we got a treat for you. 

The Sandpoint library will host …

Checkmate, mate

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Join fellow chess enthusiasts for a one-day chess tournament that harkens back nearly three decades in Sandpoint. 

The Lou Domanski Chess Festival tournament will begin …

MCS expands Summer Academy offerings

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

It’s been an exciting year for the Sandpoint Music Conservatory. In September 2019, MCS announced it had completed the purchase of the downtown Sandpoint building …

Happy [bleep] year

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I received a breaking news alert on my phone on Feb. 2, 2020, announcing the fact that the day’s palindromic date (02/02/2020) is the only …

The gift of music

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Playing a musical instrument is a lifelong activity that enriches life, one note at a time. Musical for Life, a Sandpoint-based nonprofit organization, aims to …

Rainy day blues

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

It rained most of last week, and as a result I’ve found myself listening to work by more melancholy, contemplative artists on our office Spotify …

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