The museum’s newspaper archive contains original newspapers dating from the mid-1890s to the present day. The early newspapers are fragile. Microfilm, or in some cases, photocopies of the originals, are made available to researchers. The archive also houses microfilm of some early newspapers for which we do not have original copies.

The East Bonner County Library District also offers several local newspapers in digital format, dating back to 1940, including the Bonner County Daily Bee, the Sandpoint Daily Bee, the Sandpoint News-Bulletin, and the Lewis County Herald.

Below is a partial inventory of newspapers in the Museum’s collection. (Please note that this is not a complete inventory. Links to indexes are being added on a regular basis.) [updated 11/12/2010]

A brief history of Sandpoint newspapers by Gary Pietsch.

Clark Fork

The Clark’s Fork Times 1911-1915

The River Journal, 1993-present


Hope Prospector 1891-1892

Hope Examiner 1893-1897

Hope Herald 1913-1914



Priest River


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