Sandpoint

Will Bike for Food

Point to Bay trip to raise funds for Sandpoint backpack program. Haven’t heard of it? That’s why this Sandpoint teacher is doing something about it. ... Full story

College Presence in Sandpoint Continues to Grow

Walk on to the Sandpoint “campus” of North Idaho College and it’s almost old-home week. Faces familiar from various organizations and businesses around town are ... Full story

A Short Tour of Sandpoint's Bypass

It's open... so what's it like? ... Full story

Take a Walking Tour of Sandpoint

Young entrepreneur offers up a slice of history ... Full story

The Beauty in Walls

The Beauty in Walls: Sandpoint Artist Marie-Dominique Verdier talks Books, Photography and an Art-Full Life ... Full story

The Imps of Sandpoint

Almost 30 years ago, there was something odd down by Memorial Field ... Full story

Sandpoint's Fourth "R"

Residents can Reduce, Re-use, Recycle... or Re-Store ... Full story

SHAKE THE SAND OUT OF SANDPOINT ON APRIL 30

Volunteers Sought to Help Clean Up Downtown Sandpoint and Beyond ... Full story

Love Notes

Skijoing - Taking off faster than horses can race ... Full story

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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

I was born a poor German child in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a cold April eve in 1958, on the heels of the greatest event in the history of the state: the hiring of Vincent T. Lombardi to the Green Bay Packers. Hence began my love affair with the game of football and my team in green and gold. Due to my father’s (100%) disability with MS, we moved to sunny San Diego, CA in the summer of 1968 to escape the bitter cold of those Wisconsin winters and its negative effect on my Dad's disease. While in San Diego I found not only my love for beautiful beaches and beautiful girls, but also for the stage. From junior high through college at San Diego State University, I was performing and directing in three to five theatrical productions per year. Between theatre and football I managed to squeeze in distance running as an avocation, competing in numerous 10k races, half marathons and finally the San Diego Marathon. Realizing that the chances of becoming a fabulously rich and famous actor were few and far between, I decided on an advertising career in the newspaper business as my vocation. I began at a weekly publication, then a daily, then the #1 monthly senior publication in the country, Senior World Newsmagazine, where I became their Regional Sales Manager. Looking for a “quality of life” change for our family, my wife I found Sandpoint, Idaho in 1993 and moved here with our son in 1994. I worked for the Daily Bee and then in the car business before finding my niche as Director of Sales and Advertising for Keokee Creative Group in 2001, where I remain today. In the Fall of 2006, Trish found my knowledge of sport, my gift of gab and my theatrical spin on life in the sporting world a match for the River Journal, and I’ve been writing my sports column ever since. Still waiting for that call from Sports Illustrated, though. Of course now that Ric Reilly has retired, maybe there’s a chance…