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Daily Bee Article: Group debating historic Sandpoint depot’s future

Excerpt from article by Connor Christofferson published in Daily Bee on 9/11/09:

SANDPOINT — With reports of vandalism and hints that it will soon be abandoned, the future of Sandpoint’s train depot is uncertain at best. However, that hasn’t stopped a group of depot advocates from fighting to save the 93-year-old structure.

Approximately 25 people representing the Downtown Sandpoint Business Association, City Council, Historic Preservation Commission, Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and Schweitzer Mountain Resort met Tuesday at City Hall to discuss the depot’s future

The council will meet again next Wednesday with representatives from BNSF Railways, which owns the depot, and Amtrak, which operates the Empire Builder route that stops in Sandpoint

The crux of both meetings is to decide what, if anything, should be done with the deteriorating building. The depot has been closed to the public for several months due to a leaky roof, and Amtrak officials have publicly stated they might abandon the stop

Depot supporters, including Carrie Logan, have floated the idea of . . . Read the entire article.

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