Drive through Sandpoint, and one of the first things you’ll notice—even subconsciously appreciate—are the beautiful variety of trees that line our streets and dot our public and private lands. Sandpoint’s tree canopy is one of the things that make our downtown and residential streets so special—and that’s for good reason.
Trees have long been prized and valued by the local community, and the City of Sandpoint has been a member of Tree City USA since 1996— soon celebrating its 25th anniversary of caring for our urban canopy through membership with the national program. Sandpoint has a long history of participating with the Tree City USA program and protecting its urban canopy—a passion that comes from the community and members stressing the importance of our local trees.
Since the Bird Museum opened 14 years ago, Todd Moore has been a loyal volunteer. Even after the museum moved from Sagle, Idaho—near where Moore lives—to its present site about 35 miles south in Hayden, he still makes the drive so he can guide visitors and answer their questions.
“There’s just so many different people (who visit),” Moore said. “Fighter pilots (visit), medical people come to see the respirators. Just really interesting people that come in for a variety of reasons.”
For some people in Sandpoint, the Emergency Department might be the only part of Bonner General Hospital you have ever, or will ever, visit. If so, you probably noticed that incredible staff and exceptional care are a hallmark of the BGH Emergency Department, but the facilities have long since started to show their age. Thanks to a grant from the Sunderland Foundation and community support through the Heart Ball, the facilities now have a new lease on life. Flooring and surfaces over time had seams or cracks where dirt and contamination could collect; cabinets, lighting and paint were dated; and space was limited for the doctors and nurses on shift.
Today, when you drive up to the Emergency Department, you are greeted by a brand new sign that clearly marks the entrance...
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