7Bee

7Bee

7Bee is the official podcast of the Bonner County Daily Bee in Sandpoint, Idaho. Listen in to get a pulse on what is happening in Bonner and Boundary counties and hear stories about local figures and prominent locations in the community you won't find anywhere else. Our newsroom staff, consisting of managing editor Caroline Lobsinger, news editor Keith Kinnaird, sports editor Dylan Greene and general assignment reporter Rachel Sun, will be the recurring hosts of the podcast.

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May 3, 2021 20 min

Victor Corral Martinez talks to Kyle Watts, owner of Woody's Gun and Pawn, about firearms, hunting and safety.

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Mark Wendle struggled as a student. In high school he barely passed his classes, and in college he was told he was wasting his time and his father's money.? Now 81 years old and a doctor of biology, he says some advice from his old Boy Scout Troop leader helped him become the person he is today.

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News Editor Keith Kinnaird talks to Chad Landrum, a fishing guide who serves as president of North Idaho Sportfishing Association, about walleye and Lake Pend Oreille.


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In this episode of the 7Bee Podcast, sports editor Dylan Greene sits down with Mel Dick, a past president of the Sandpoint Rotary Club, to discuss his recent cycling trip across the U.S. Mel traveled from Sandpoint, Idaho, all the way to Key West, Florida, and along the way got a taste of the sights and sounds of rural America. He visited some memorable places and stumbled across plenty of people who left an impact on him and rejuv...

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In this episode of the 7Bee Podcast, our friends up at the Bonners Ferry Herald (senior reporter Victor Corral Martinez and advertising specialist Jennifer Wright) host the show for the first time and give us an update on all the latest happenings in Boundary County.

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In today's episode, reporter Rachel Sun interviews Sandpoint resident Gilma Gonzalez about her 15-year-long journey to United States citizenship — and why it was so important to her.

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In this episode of the 7Bee Podcast, Sports Editor Dylan Greene reads a story he wrote about longtime Clark Fork volleyball coach Cindy Derr that will publish in Tuesday's paper. Cindy passed away at the age of 65 just over two weeks ago. Her legacy at Clark Fork High and in the community is one that will last forever, and her presence will be sorely missed. Read the full story in Tuesday's Bee.

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March 15, 2021 15 min

Sagle resident Lilly Mitsui has been raising puppies to become service dogs on and off for 25 years. In today's episode, hear her talk to reporter Rachel Sun about her experiences, why she does what she does and the puppies she's raised.

Read more on Lilly and her puppies here.

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Local hunters, anglers and sportsmen celebrated their love for the outdoors and for their respective sports at the annual Bonner County Sportsmen Association's annual Gun 'n' Horn show, held March 5-7.

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In this episode of the 7Bee Podcast, Bonner County Daily Bee Sports Editor Dylan Greene reflects on the 2020-21 season for the Sandpoint girls basketball team and looks back on the journey they took to get to state for the seventh time in the last eight years. 

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February 15, 2021 15 min

In today's episode, reporter Rachel Sun talks to 93-year-old musician and Sandpoint resident Les Tucker about his life playing music.

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February 8, 2021 40 min

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have put a damper on some of Schweitzer Prime Timers' social activities, this group of skiers — all 50 years old and up — are still carving out plenty of fun on Schweitzer Mountain Resort.


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February 1, 2021 16 min

7Bee Podcast sits down with West Bonner Library District Director Katie Crill to talk about renovation of the Priest River Library. The district is about halfway through a $800,000 construction project approved by voters November 2016. 

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Today's 7Bee podcast features Georgia Simmons, a trustee with the Bonner General Health Foundation and chairperson of the annual Heart Ball; Molly Rickard, and Erin Binnall, community development manager and public information officer with Bonner General Health and the BGH Foundation; as we talk about the annual event, the foundation and renovation of the hospital's Emergency Department, which is the recipient of funds rais...

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In this episode of the 7Bee Podcast, Sports Editor Dylan Greene sits down with Sandpoint head football coach Ryan Knowles and offensive coordinator Jeremy Thielbahr. The pair are brothers-in-law and both graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1997. They both went on to play college football, but at rival schools. Thielbahr was a running back and tight end at Washington State University while Knowles was a defensive end at the Univ...

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January 18, 2021 23 min

In today's 7Bee Podcast, reporter Rachel Sun Interviews Ken Larson, the advisor for Sandpoint High School's ACES (Aerospace Center of Excellence Sandpoint) and the North Idaho High School Aerospace program, along with Anna Filce, Ken's first student in the program, about how the aerospace program got started.

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January 11, 2021 60 min

In the 12th episode of the 7Bee Podcast, News editor Keith Kinnaird interviews Jane Fritz about the geese at Sandpoint City Beach and the city's program to remove them.

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January 4, 2021 10 min

In today's episode, managing editor Caroline Lobsinger interviews Boy Scout Troop 111 about this year's scaled-down Polar Plunge in the time of COVID.

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In this episode of the 7Bee Podcast, Sports Editor Dylan Greene recaps the top local sports storylines of 2020. He looks back on the success of the Sandpoint girls basketball team this past winter, the installation of artificial turf at War Memorial Field, the historic run by the Sandpoint football team this fall and much more. Dylan will have a story in Thursday's paper that breaks down the top 10 local sports stories of 2020.

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In this episode of the 7Bee podcast, Rachel Sun interviews hospice volunteer Anne Ross about her work helping care for hospice patients, and her own family's experience with hospice.

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