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February 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

February 2019

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Volume 9 Number 2

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February marks our Wine & Wedding edition,

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Contents

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pg. 64

18 Get Featured

Join our Facebook group Northwest Living for a

chance to get your photos, recipes, ideas and much

more featured

22 Essentials

The latest tips and trends

30 Life & Community

The Cure for Cabin Fever: Sandpoint’s Winter

Carnival has a full lineup of fun

32 Business Spotlight

Delivering the Best in Home Health Care:

Compassionate, quality care in the comfort of your

own home

34 Good News

Providing Comfort: Volunteer cuddling staff

comforts babies

38 Sandpoint In Focus

A Man of Gratitude: Family and community are values

Mike Gunter holds close to his heart

44 Living Local

Celebrating 20 Years of Amazing Women:

Women Honoring Women hosting annual gala

50 Business Spotlight

Make Your Special Event Exquisite: Forty-One

South provides full-service catering

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

A Land with No Fences: Veterinarian cares for

horses in Mongol Derby

92 Travel & Leisure

Off Season in Cabo: The sun still shines!

pg. 92

99 Food & Drink

Discover Sandpoint’s tastiest recipes

and restaurants

105 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music and shows

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Minimalism in the New Year Part II

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

So, this is my second month exploring the topic of

minimalism. And, while I’ve come to conclusion

that, as a family, we’re simply not cut out for being

true minimalists, there are a few things that we can

take from the concept when it comes to our home. If, like

me, you have made a New Year’s resolution to simplify, then

keep reading!

As a designer, my home is my playground. And as things

have a tendency to change quickly in my house, it seldom

makes sense to spend large sums of money on decorative

items, as they will likely be changed out in a few months

anyway. However, for permanent fixtures, be it flooring or

furniture, I tend to support the idea of splurging on quality

pieces that will last and look nice for years to come.

Our flooring, for example, is a luxury vinyl product that has

a lifetime warranty. We will likely get tired of it long before

it wears out. I chose a color that we love, but that is also

flexible. The planks have enough variation in them that if

I change my mind and paint my now all white walls blue,

orange or purple, it will still match nicely. As well, our area

rugs are nice pieces that I intend to keep for a long time.

They are fairly neutral in color and will look good with a

variety of shades or changes to other pieces.

Our sofas were another splurge. We took the time to

measure carefully and research what we really wanted and

then took fabric samples home until we found just the right

combination. Then I had them ordered, and the result is

just perfect for our oddly shaped living room. In addition,

I know they will withstand years of love and hard use from

our family.

Our dining table is another example. My husband and I can’t

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

Marcea

Marine

Marcea Marine loves what she

does, and it shows. Each day she

brings a positive attitude and a

love for her students into her

classroom, touching many lives in the process.

She has been a teacher for 38 years and began

her career teaching first and second grade in the

Lakeland School District and then Northside

School in Sandpoint, followed by teaching fifth

and sixth grades at Washington Elementary.

Several years ago, she transferred to Sandpoint

Middle School, where she currently teaches

seventh grade math.

“The most rewarding aspect of teaching is, over

the years, watching the students I’ve taught

grow up and become compassionate and caring

young adults,” said Marcea. “I see them in the

community, and it makes me smile when we

stop and talk and catch up on what is happening

in their lives.”

Over her nearly four decades of teaching,

Marcea said the one thing that stands out the

most is the connections she makes with students

and teachers.

“All the subjects I have taught throughout my

years as a teacher are very important, but I

always tell my students that reaching out, caring

and making connections with others is the key

to success. If students feel valued, they will learn.

If you ask kids what they remember about their

teachers, they usually don’t talk about a specific

math lesson,” she said. “They will talk about the

connections they made with their teachers. I feel

this is the most important attribute as a teacher.”

Marcea adds that she also enjoys working with

such dedicated, hard-working colleagues in all

aspects of education. “I feel very fortunate to be

a part of a system that puts their heart and soul

into education and life.”

As a teacher, Marcea is much more than

someone who teaches math. She is a role model

for her students as well. She wants her students

to understand one aspect of living a good life,

something that is the foundation of her own life:

“Make each day your best!” Adding, “Start the

day with a positive attitude and end the day the

same way. This life lesson will add positivity to

each and every day.”

Marcea shares that one thing that has made her

career so special is that teachers really do make

a difference.

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Canine Exercise

A must when it comes to raising your pet

BY DR. DAWN MEHRA, NORTH IDAHO ANIMAL HOSPITAL

I

firmly believe a tired dog is also a healthy and happy dog. No

matter the size or breed, our canines depend on us for consistent

and sufficient exercise. Regular exercise provides an outlet for

anxiety and boredom. It boosts your canine's physical and mental

health. Keep in mind, the required exercise amount will vary depending

on the individual breed, physical condition and the environment.

How much exercise is enough? Herding and sport dogs generally

require at least one to two hours of free running at least once, but

preferably twice, daily. To stimulate their brain, try incorporating

training, foraging, catch, swimming, agility or other mind-stimulating

sessions to keep the workouts fresh and fun for both of you. Terriers

and sight hounds are very diverse—most are sprinters that have high

energy in quick bursts. They also need one to two hours but can get

by without a lot of space—a large back yard will do. A few times a

week, try and incorporate a longer and faster workout. Toy and

Brachycephalic breeds are prone to obesity, and although their exercise

needs are less, they still require exercise! Be careful with the smooshedfaced

dogs (cute as they are), because they can have some major airway

restrictions. Don't push! It's not all about size. For example, a Great

Dane needs less exercise than a Miniature Australian Shepherd, so do

your homework before you adopt a dog!

As mentioned above, finding the proper amount and type of exercise

can prevent behavioral problems as well as keep a canine fit. It is

super important to find an environment where your pet can be off the

leash. Dogs need high levels of activity and need to exert more than

we can handle on tether. If they don't get enough, they can take out

their frustrations by digging, scratching, licking and crying, and it

can exacerbate anxiety and stress. It is not fair to expect an intelligent

animal to behave when cooped up in a boring house all day with

nothing to stimulate him. Owners with good intentions can make the

mistake of assuming that their pet can lounge around the home all day

without causing chaos. Exercise engages our canine companions so

they are both mentally and physically drained. And happy.

Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital 320 S. Ella St.in

Sandpoint, IdahoVet.com, ask@idahovet.com.

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The Cure for

CabinFever

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

PHOTO COURTESY SCHWEITZER

MOUNTAIN RESORT

Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival

has a full lineup of fun

It started in 1973, and each year since,

Sandpoint’s Annual Winter Carnival

brings the town to life with 10 days of fun

for the entire family.

This year’s festivities will kick off on Friday,

February 15, with the Weird and Wonderful

Winter Parade of Lights. With floats, marching

groups and a snow shovel brigade, organizers

invite any local businesses, organizations or

groups who want to participate to register by

February 8. There is no fee to participate, only

a guarantee of fun!

Following the parade there will be an after party

at Pend d’Oreille Winery, or bring the kids by

the multiple fire pits at Understory Coffee for

free s’mores.

The following day, head over to MickDuff ’s

Beer Hall to enjoy the Fifth Annual Winter

Carnival Cornhole Classic Tournament with

the first toss beginning at 1pm. Following the

tournament, you can go for a sleigh ride and

enjoy a dinner and concert at Western Pleasure

Guest Ranch and get into the true spirit of

winter in North Idaho.

On Sunday, Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts

the Let it Glow Night Parade and Fireworks.

There will also be night skiing, so you will

want to be sure and head up to the mountain

for a fun-filled evening. Or you can make a day

of it as they will also have activities planned

including a snowshoe hike, kids’ crafts and a

campfire in the village.

This is just a sampling of what the Winter

Carnival has in store! Other events include a

Frozen 5k Run, Winter Pub Crawl, National

Margarita Day Celebration and, of course,

musical entertainment on various days

throughout the 10-day celebration at places

such as the 219 Lounge, MickDuff ’s Beer Hall,

The Panida and The Hive.

And don’t forget the favorite of many—the K9

Keg Pull, which will take place at the Granary

District from 9am to noon on Sunday, February

24, wrapping up another year of winter fun!

For more information on Winter Carnival

activities, visit SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

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We attribute the success of our business

to our staff and clinicians. We have been

so lucky to have found compassionate

clinicians and employees who have huge

hearts and passions for the same things

we did when starting the business. Our

clinicians always put our patients and

their family’s needs first.”

With a focus on creating a company offering exceptional

in-home care to their patients, AFS Home Health

has been providing the best in care to their patients

since opening in 2012. With a background in health

care, Paul Johnson, owner and administrator of AFS, saw a need

in the geriatric community—a passion of his. Combined with the

dedication of Lara Penrose, RN and Director of Patient Care Services

and Rhett Nilson, Director of Therapies, their mission continues to be

accomplished through AFS Home Health.

“Our agency cares for the community that we have our business in. We

are constantly brainstorming on ways that we can create a better place

to live for not only our patients but everyone we surround ourselves

with,” says Paul.

AFS Home Health strives to provide compassionate, quality in-home

care within Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties, delivering

services within 24 hours of receiving a referral. They are also available to

those in the community in need of assistance to help find a solution to

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their problems and needs if they cannot find the help that they need—even

when AFS Home Health’s services aren’t necessarily the answer.

Offering both home health and private pay home care and accredited

with the Accredited Commission for Health Care, AFS provides physical,

occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing, social work and certified

home health aides to Sandpoint, Clark Fork, Bonners Ferry, Priest River,

Oldtown, Blanchard, Athol and Coeur d'Alene.

The staff has a wide variety of backgrounds, yet all care about their clients as

individuals, not just patients. The caregivers are professional and passionate

in their work. AFS Home Health works hard to ensure that their clients are

matched with a caretaker who they believe will work well together.

2019 marks AFS Home Health’s eighth year in business, and as Paul says,

“We attribute the success of our business to our staff and clinicians. We have

been so lucky to have found compassionate clinicians and employees who

have huge hearts and passions for the same things we did when starting the

business. Our clinicians always put our patients and their family’s needs first.”

In addition, the staff finds the work they do truly rewarding. “Our work

allows us to positively impact people‘s rehabilitation and health care while

enabling them to stay in their homes where they feel most comfortable,” says

Lara.

AFS extends their help to the community in other ways as well. The

marketing team of Chelsie Ulrich and Caitie Stolz is actively involved in the

Sandpoint community and is currently working to become more connected

within the Hayden and Coeur d’Alene communities. From volunteering at

Sandpoint Area Seniors serving lunch to their participation in Kinderhaven’s

Festival of Trees, their dedication to serve the community reaches beyond

home health care. In additional, AFS held a very successful food drive, in

which they created meal bags for their local patients in need, providing them

with food for the holidays. Leftover food items were then donated to a local

soup kitchen.

If you are looking into home health services, AFS Home Health has the

dedicated and caring staff you’re looking for. Call them today to find out

more.

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Providing Comfort

Volunteer Cuddling staff comforts babies

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at

Kootenai Medical Center can see anywhere

from a couple to up to 16 babies a day,

depending on what is happening in the

maternity ward. Babies are brought to NICU for many

reasons, most often when they are born premature,

underweight or are in need of a medical procedure

right after birth. Others are dealing with symptoms

related to a mother’s drug or alcohol addiction. They

are the most fragile infants in the hospital and are

watched over by skilled nurses and also a group of

highly motivated volunteers.

The Baby Cuddlers program was started just a few

years ago with only a handful of volunteers working

a few hours each week. It was determined that these

most fragile infants needed the comforting touch and

warmth of human contact when a parent would not be

able to provide them with their full attention. Current

Kootenai Health Cuddler Program Chairman Eileen

Wilson remembered hearing about the program from

her daughter, a nurse, and decided to apply.

“About 300 people responded, and I was one that was

chosen,” she says. “That was about three years ago

now.”

Wilson now coordinates with the 36 women and men

who make up her team of cuddlers. Each is responsible

for at least one four-hour shift per week, and the

cuddling happens between the hours of 4am and

midnight, seven days a week, all year long.

“We provide them with comfort. We are actually the

only people to hold them other than their parents who

are not wearing gloves,” explained Wilson.

NICU babies can spend just a day or two in the unit,

but others might spend weeks or months. For parents

who have other children at home, live a long way

from the hospital or are recovering addicts, it creates

a tough situation in which they are not able to spend

all their time with their newborn. To this end the Baby

Cuddlers step in to provide the touch and warmth of

a caring adult and to sooth them during their time of

need.

“Holding these babies promotes healing, it helps with

weight gain, provides calming, encourages better sleep,

better immune systems and overall better health,” said

Wilson.

Putting a newborn baby into the hands of someone

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The Baby Cuddlers program was

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determined that these most fragile

infants needed the comforting touch

and warmth of human contact when

a parent would not be able to provide

them with their full attention.

are screened via background check and the FBI fingerprint database.

Those who are selected for the program go through a two-and-a-halfday

orientation with hospital staff, which is followed by one-on-one

training with Wilson, in which she goes over several protocol sheets

and demonstrates proper handling. All applicants must be willing

to get a flu shot, be non-smokers and cannot wear fragrance or have

artificial fingernails, precautions all taken to provide the safest possible

environment for the baby.

When a cuddler arrives for a shift they find out how many babies are

currently in the NICU. They then coordinate with nurses who handle just

a couple babies each to see where they are needed. The nurse provides the

cuddler with feedback on when the baby last ate and slept, and whether

they might need less stimulation or rocking than others. Cuddlers dress

in the same sanitized scrubs as the nurses and wash their hands up to

their elbows for a timed two minutes before entering the room and

picking up the infant. They sit in a comfortable recliner in a semi-dark

room and can hold the babies for up to two hours at a time, taking needed

bathroom and water breaks when necessary.

Other times the cuddlers might assist is to provide a comforting hand to

an infant when blood is being drawn or other uncomfortable testing is

being done on the baby. It takes a special kind of person to do this work.

“It’s very much a privilege to have this role and to manage these wonderful

people who are willing to get up at 3am and be ready to work at 4am,” said

Wilson.

There are over 150 volunteers at Kootenai Medical Center that provided

32,000 hours of work in 2018, 3,000 hours of which came from the Baby

Cuddlers program. With the program currently filled, it’s not surprising

to Wilson that so many people want to be a part of it.

“People are naturally drawn to babies and feel tremendous sympathy

and concern when the mother is not there. For many of our volunteers,

the experience brings them back to their own childbirth experience, and

some of these people had premature babies as well,” she said.

While they don’t often get to see the infants once they are released from

the NICU, the team of volunteers knows the care they are providing

is having a direct impact on improving the baby’s health and growth.

Wilson is so happy with the results that she hopes to share them with

other hospitals around the county.

“I hope we can be an example of how this works and share our program

with others because any hospital that has a NICU needs this program,”

she said.

If you would like to apply for the Baby Cuddler program or see additional

volunteer opportunities at Kootenai Health, contact Renae Langue at

208.625.465 or Rlangue@KH.org.

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Each time he drives across the Long

Bridge from his home in Sagle, Mike

Gunter cannot help but think of the

song “How Great Thou Art” while

witnessing God’s beautiful creation. It is that love

of the place he has called home nearly his entire

life that brought him back here after working

in various places immediately following college

graduation.

Mike is the third generation of the Gunter

family to live in Sagle, with his grandchildren

being the fifth generation, a fact that makes him

very proud. And although Mike didn’t return

to Sandpoint right away after college, there was

never a doubt in his mind that he would return to

his hometown one day. And there are countless

in this community who are so grateful he did, as

he has touched many lives and inspired others in

his life journey.

Mike is known to many as one of the owners

of Ponderay Design Center, which includes

Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One and Selkirk

Glass and Cabinets. And to others he is known as

simply one of the nicest people you will ever have

the privilege to meet.

He was introduced to his wife, Karen, by his cousin

at the Lewiston Round Up, and the two have

been together since. They raised two children,

Clint, a 1994 graduate of Sandpoint High School,

and Kari (Gunter) Granier, who graduated from

SHS in 1996. Clint is the manager of Sandpoint

Furniture, and Kari is the vice principal and

activities director for Sandpoint Middle School.

Mike and Karen are also proud grandparents to

Kari and her husband Ross’s two daughters and

Clint and his wife, Margie’s, triplets who are 8

years old. Ross is the manager at Selkirk Glass

and Cabinets, and Margie is the sales planning

manager for Litehouse, Inc.

Mike and Karen live on a portion of the family

farm and ranch, 90 acres in all, of which he

shares ownership with his brother. It is a place

where Mike says his children learned a strong

work ethic and the importance of responsibility

as they helped with haying and raising animals

they showed at the Bonner County Fair through

their work with 4-H. Living in a rural place with

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SANDPOINT

IN FOCUS

A MAN OF GRATITUDE

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ARE

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TO HIS HEART

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

exposure to agriculture is something that has

been an integral part of Mike’s life, and he

wouldn’t trade it for anything.

“I don’t raise cattle anymore,” says Mike. “But

I am a horseman. I like to ride, cowboy and

enjoy spending time on my (two) horses. I can’t

ride them enough but try to as much as I can.”

Being on the ranch brings a sense of peace to

him. “There is nothing I love more than going

out in the dark after work and feeding the

horses. It’s my quiet time.”

It was 1976 when Mike returned to Sandpoint

and began working at Sandpoint Furniture,

which at the time was located at 205 Cedar

Street in the same location where Di Luna’s and

Idaho Pour Authority are now.

Then the business was owned by Bob Farmin,

Chuck Bonar and Bob Nelson, and in 1984

Mike, along with Dale Jeffres and Dwight

Sheffler, purchased Sandpoint Furniture,

carrying on the tradition of excellent service

and quality furniture that first started in 1945.

With the business growing and nowhere to

expand, the trio purchased the Ponderay

property where Ponderay Design Center now

sits. They have earned a reputation for not

only fine quality goods but excellent customer

service as well. And just as important, they are

an integral part of the community and have

contributed to many causes over the years,

remaining steadfast supporters to the place

they call home.

One organization that Sandpoint Furniture

and its staff have been longtime supporters

of is Celebrate Life, the nonprofit that was

the vision of Sandpoint resident Jenny Meyer,

who passed away from breast cancer at a very

young age. Jenny’s sister, Julie Walkington, has

carried on her sister’s mission and has raised

money for local people who are facing a lifethreatening

illness or diagnosis. It is something

that Mike is proud to support and is extremely

grateful to his staff for all getting involved. In

addition, Mike has been in various advisory

groups for Bonner County Planning and was

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When asked if he plans to retire anytime soon, Mike said it’s not in his

plans, but he does enjoy the reduced work hours. “I love every minute of

what I’m doing. I come in late and make up for it by going home early. If

I rode my horses every day, that would not be nearly as fun as sneaking

away from work early to ride them,” says Mike.

And when he speaks of his wife Karen, you can see the deep love and

admiration he has for her.

“Karen worked at Sandpoint Furniture for 25 years and retired to take

care of our grandkids so our kids could give their careers the attention

they needed,” says Mike. “She always said that nobody else could give

those grandkids as much love as she could. She has been my partner in

this business right from the very start.”

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instrumental in the Day of Hope which took place in Sandpoint a few

years back.

While Mike is the first to admit he is extremely blessed, there have been

challenges in his life journey, teaching him the importance of never

taking anything for granted. It is a lesson he learned the hard way as

he was literally given a death sentence 11 years ago. Diagnosed with an

extremely rare type of cancer that manifests itself through the skin, Mike

was told that no one had ever survived the diagnosis. It was a grueling

journey as he and Karen lived in Seattle for four months while Mike went

through excruciating treatment and received a stem-cell transplant. He

survived and his case now the subject of medical journals.

Now, at 67, he is in better shape than many his age. “I feel God kept me

around for a reason. I probably should not ask what he wants me to

do,” Mike says with a smile, “but he puts things in front of me and I go

forward.”

He is grateful for Karen’s steadfast support, especially during his battle

with cancer, and for the second chance at life that God has given him.

And he will not waste a single moment.

As for his business, Mike said the “second generation,” which consists

of some of his and his partners’ children and their spouses, is now the

engine that moves the business forward, and his employees are his biggest

asset, far and above the property or inventory. He is grateful to all of them.

Mike shares that one thing he strives to instill in his employees is that in

order to be successful, they must always remember that it’s not what you

say or do but how you make the customer feel.

And if you know Mike or have the opportunity to meet him, you will

instantly know that is not just a business philosophy—it’s something he

lives and breathes every day. He makes each person in his life feel special,

and this community is blessed to have him.

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“I grew up watching state games since my dad

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One of the challenges Aly has faced in high

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“I've had to perform at a higher level with the

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Aly has a 3.8 GPA and is currently exploring

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“I look at that like the saying, ‘You’re only as

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

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Sandpoint has been recognized throughout the country,

and even the world, as one of the most beautiful places on

earth. But it is not just the physical beauty that makes this

town so special, it is the people who give of their time and

talent that truly make it a wonderful place to live or visit. And

while many do so without the expectation of being recognized for

their efforts, the Women Honoring Women organization has been

doing just that for the last 20 years.

Former Sandpoint mayor and longtime community volunteer Marsha

Ogilvie formed Women Honoring Women with the purpose of

recognizing and celebrating Women of Wisdom who have done much

through volunteerism and leadership to improve the quality of life for

others in Bonner County.

The board members, approximately 25 women from around the

community, accept nominations each year from friends, family, coworkers

or neighbors of candidates the nominators wish to be named

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nominee has touched the lives of others through her altruistic actions.

The committee’s decision is not based on how many letters of nomination

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The Gala Luncheon and Program will be held on Saturday, May

11, from 11am to 1:30pm at the Ponderay Events Center. Tickets

are $30 and sell out quickly. To reserve your ticket, contact Diane

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If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund for Women of

Wisdom, please send your donation to Women Honoring Women,

1481 Wrenco Loop Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

• Community: The candidate must show a long-term commitment and

positive impact to Bonner County.

• Leadership: The candidate must demonstrate dedicated leadership.

• Inspiration: The candidate must inspire others and set an example for

future generations of women.

• Grace/Courage/Integrity: The candidate must face life’s challenges with

grace and courage and live a life of dignity, integrity and honor.

Women may be nominated posthumously as well.

Since it first began, Women Honoring Women has honored more than

111 Women of Wisdom from Bonner County, and the choice is not

always an easy one to make.

“Our committee meets shortly after the nomination period closes and

reads every nomination letter,” said Board President Kari Saccomanno,

who adds that it is at that meeting when the honorees are chosen.

Leslie Marshall is a new member of the board and looks forward to

honoring the incredible women from the community.

“I am so excited and honored to be a new member of this organization.

After attending last year's gala, I was impressed with all the good Women

Honoring Women has been doing and continues to do. What an upbeat

group of women!” said Leslie.

For board member Barbara Eacret, joining the board has been an

opportunity to bestow upon others an honor she received.

“I received this incredible honor (being a Woman of Wisdom) in 2011

after being in the community for only nine years and could not have

been more shocked,” said Barbara. “I have found our community to be

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much of which is due to the involvement of amazing, talented and caring

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While part of the mission of Women

Honoring Women is to honor older women

in the community, another important

aspect is to inspire and support young

women in their journey as well. To that

end, each year Women Honoring Women

donates scholarships to graduating seniors

and at times others who are continuing their

post-secondary education. The Women of

Wisdom Scholarship Fund was established

in 2002 to encourage young women to

pursue their quest of higher education.

“As an organization that honors women

65 years of age and older who possess

vision, a love of learning, a commitment

to their community, leadership qualities,

provide inspiration and show grace, we feel

it is important to also do what we can to

encourage the younger women in Bonner

County to pursue an education and support

them on that journey,” said Marlene Rorke,

scholarship committee chairperson.

Last year one of the scholarship recipients

was Kaylee Taylor, a 2018 graduate of Priest

River Lamanna High School. The money

helped her to pursue her goal of attending

North Idaho College to obtain an associate’s

degree in criminal justice. She then plans

to attend the University of Idaho to obtain

a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with an

emphasis in criminal justice with a goal of

eventually attending law school. In a note

to the board of Women Honoring Women,

Kaylee expressed gratitude for awarding her

this scholarship.

“Thank you all for recognizing me for

this incredible scholarship in the midst

of starting my new and much anticipated

journey. I appreciate every piece of it.

… Thank you to the women recognized

(as Women of Wisdom) for being great

examples set forth to others to be reminded

to always live their life with grace and

wisdom. It is because of women like you

that allow me to push forth to achieve my

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With both a private room, which can accommodate up to 24 guests, as

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both small, intimate gatherings or a group up to 175 guests. The rates to

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Cassandra encourages people to contact the restaurant directly.

“The private room is perfect for business meetings, baby showers,

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Owning two restaurants, Forty-One South and Shoga Sushi, Cassandra

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“What I love most about catering special events is that every event is

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throughout the year for meetings or employee retreats,” said Cassandra.

“We have gotten to know the clientele so well, including their setup and

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Although we are not typically open for lunch service, we do accommodate

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Meal Timing

Don’ t sabotage yourself, plan for success

By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS, Owner, CrossFit Sandpoint

THERE’S A LOT OF PURPORTED INFORMATION OUT THERE

surrounding meal timing these days.

Long story short, there are no secrets. But I’d like to point out some things

you should consider when planning your day around your meals.

My preface to these points is that calories in versus calories out is still the

primary driver of weight and fat loss. No ifs, ands or buts. So, regardless of

what you decide to do after reading this, that is still the most important factor

to consider if weight management is your goal.

With that in mind, in regard to meal timing, you should plan your meals in

the best way that allows you to adhere to your calorie plan. If you race out the

door every morning and can barely remember to put on pants, adding in an

extra layer of complication of trying to make a complete breakfast is probably

not in the cards for you. You might do it for a week or two, but it probably

won’t stick forever.

The side of that coin is that you need to prevent yourself from getting to a

point where you’re famished. When you get to that starving point, you make

bad decisions. There’s a trigger within all of us that allows us more leeway

when we think we’ve suffered through that starvation. “I’ve been hungry for

at least two or three hours; I’m eating the first thing I can get my hands on.”

That’s not a good place to put yourself in.

Be sure to do whatever allows you to get your calories in and doesn’t leave

you starving or making bad decisions.

Honestly, you can stop reading right here and be just fine. But if you’re

interested in fueling your workouts and helping with recovery from those

workouts, I’ll add some other considerations.

If you’re interested in performance or fitness, you should consume something

before you work out. Ideally, this is 30 to 60 minutes beforehand and consists

of easy-digesting carbohydrates (20 to 30 grams is a rough suggestion). This

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your blood pressure and blood lipids and discuss with your

medical provider the risks of heart disease.

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workouts.

Additionally, you should consider your postworkout

meal. So many people have been trained

to believe in the post-workout window, where

all of your gains are lost or made depending

on when and what you eat. Unfortunately, the

science behind this is murky at best, and it goes

in the face of your body’s natural behaviors.

Working out, especially with any intensity, will

turn your body’s fight or flight hormones on.

Your body doesn’t know whether it’s working

out or working to dig itself out of a pile of rubble

for survival. To ensure these physical tasks are

completed as best as possible, your body will

allocate all of its resources away from its rest and

digest functions and send those resources to the

limbs and brain. In that post-workout window,

your body is still coming down off that rush of

effort, your blood is still in the extremities and

your digestion functions are impaired. Bottom

line is that your post- workout meal should

be delayed until you’re settled down from that

workout.

A final consideration is what you should

eat before bed. Ideally you’re eating protein

combined with some fat before bed. Your body

repairs itself during sleep. Giving it a dose

of protein before bed will help those repairs

get made. Think of it as leaving out building

materials for your body’s construction crew.

Pair that protein with fat and those building

materials are digested slower, allowing for a full

night’s worth of rebuilding to be done.

The point of all of this is to remember that food

is fuel. Sometimes delicious but always fuel—

fuel for maintaining your organism and keeping

it functioning every hour of every day; fuel

for performing in brief moments of training/

moving with intention; or fuel for repairing or

storing excess fuel as tissue. When that fuel is

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BRIDAL

SKIN CARE

A skin-care timeline

to get your face picture

perfect for the big day

BY KRISTIN CARLSON, MEDICAL

ESTHETICIAN, REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA,

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You're engaged! Whether it was a total surprise or

you knew it was coming, it's hard to not envision

your wedding day from the moment the

engagement ring is on your finger. We certainly

don't all envision the same type of wedding, but we all want

at least one thing: to look and feel our best on the big day!

I have worked with many brides over the years. I myself

was a bride-to-be long before I entered the aesthetics world,

envisioning clear, glowing skin in my wedding photos. I

suffered from breakouts and went to see an esthetician a

few months before the wedding. We put together a plan and

had my skin glowing in time for the “I dos”. You could say

the experience was the start of my passion for aesthetics.

So, almost 10 years into my aesthetics career, here is my

recommended skin-care timeline for your best shot at the

skin you've dreamed of on your wedding day:

6 Months Out

Start a medical-grade or high-quality skin-care regimen.

Just as you may start a healthy diet or exercise program to

get your body in tip top shape, do the same for your skin!

Feed it with the best quality ingredients and it will start to

look and feel the way you hoped. A vitamin C serum to

help brighten your complexion, an uplifting eye cream to

nourish the under eyes or a hydrating moisturizer to bring

life back to dehydrated skin; whatever your goal is, start

sooner rather than later.

3-4 Months Out

Start a series of chemical peels. They sound scary, but

chemical peels can give you the most bang for your buck.

Chemical peels can even skin tone by lightening sun

damage and age spots, help clear acne and acne scarring,

reduce the appearance of fine lines and brighten the skin.

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Look and feel

your best.

Depending on the peel strength and the type of acid used, peels can

be repeated once every three to four weeks, allowing you time to fit

in a series of three to four peels before the wedding.

2-4 Months Out

There is nothing more refreshing than a good facial. When using

a good quality, medical-grade skin-care line, facials can be very

beneficial in correcting small imperfections. The skin gets a good

exfoliation (removal of dead skin cells, dirt and debris from the

surface of the skin), allowing the products to penetrate deeper

into the dermal layers. It also accelerates your cell turnover rate,

which speeds up healing and stimulates collagen growth, not to

mention the hour or so when you get to decompress from your

busy schedule and relax!

1 Month Out

Injections such as Botox and fillers should be done at least one

month prior to the wedding to ensure any bruising or swelling has

subsided well before you walk down the aisle.

Any of these options, along with a good home regimen, will help

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Bonner General Health Opens

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New Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

WELCOME DR. SUSAN ANDERSON, OTOLARYNGOLOGIST

ARTICLE PROVIDED BY BONNER GENERAL HEALTH

The Sandpoint area has not had a full time ENT physician since 2002.

ENT physicians from Coeur d’Alene see patients in Sandpoint on a

limited basis, but if a patient requires surgery it is usually performed

in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls. Bonner General Health’s mission is

to provide quality, compassionate care close to home, and that is why we

opened the new Bonner General Ear, Nose & Throat clinic in Sandpoint on

February 1, 2019. The clinic is located in Suite 203 in the Pinegrove Medical

building located at 606 North Third Avenue. We are very excited to welcome

Dr. Susan Anderson as the otolaryngologist (ENT physician) for the clinic.

Dr. Anderson is originally from Montana and has been in practice for over

11 years. She received her medical degree from Des Moines University

College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency program at

Ohio University-Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, that encompassed all

aspects of otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, and a fellowship with

emphasis on thyroid and parathyroid surgery, as well as a broad exposure to

ablative head and neck surgery.

Dr. Anderson served as the staff physician and residency director at

Oklahoma State University from January 2011 to August 2013. She provided

support for the otolaryngology services in complex head and neck cancer

cases at Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tulsa. Since 2013, she has been

serving the community of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and providing services to

the Cherokee Nation.

Dr. Anderson is board certified with the American Osteopathic Association

Board and has expertise in medical and surgical management of diseases and

disorders related to the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head

and neck. She treats both pediatric and adult patients with special interest in

head and neck cancer.

She routinely treats and manages conditions of the ears and nose such as

ear infections, ear tubes, hearing loss evaluations, tinnitus, earwax removal,

swimmer’s ear, congestion, airway obstruction, polyps and growths,

nosebleeds, allergies, deviated septum and postnasal drip. She treats

conditions relating to the throat including hoarseness, tonsil and adenoid

infections, problems swallowing and disorders of the larynx (voice box). Dr.

Anderson also treats sleep disordered breathing, snoring and provides sleep

apnea evaluations.

"I am excited to be returning to the Northwest and look forward to providing

ENT services to Sandpoint and the surrounding communities,” said Dr.

Anderson. “In medical school I knew I wanted to pursue a specialty that

involved surgery. I chose to specialize in ENT because it allows me to see

patients of all ages. There have been days in my practice when I have seen

a 2-day-old infant for tongue-tie followed by a patient nearing 100 years of

age with hearing loss. Also the anatomy of the head and neck is complex and

elegant, which the science nerd in me loves."

For more information on the Bonner General Ear, Nose and Throat clinic

visit BonnerGeneral.org. To make an appointment with Dr. Anderson call

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OWN YOUR

GOALS

Change takes faith, trust,

patience and more

BY RYAN EGAN, LICENSED JOINT

AND MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

AND OWNER OF MVMNT:GYM

SANDPOINT

Reach your

goals this

year!

It is now February. For those of us who have

made 2019 life recalibration decisions, it has

been an exhilarating and freeing 31 days. For

those who made frivolous or inappropriate

goals, the last 31 days have been filled with excuses,

justification and frustration. Change isn’t one

decision; it’s a complete overhaul of one’s daily

habits. The real change isn’t formed from a kneejerk

reaction to the scale but rather every tiny act

of the will impressed upon each daily decision. The

real change is the continued pursuit of the process,

not the marathon you run or the 10 pounds you

lose. Obtaining your goal and becoming the person

you wanted to reconstruct prior isn’t lasting change.

First, true change takes faith. You must decide it’s

possible to become who you really are deep down.

Stop convincing yourself it won’t be worth the hard

work required. It saddens me that people spend

enormous amounts of time convincing themselves

that becoming their best self isn’t worth the effort.

We all do it. If you listen close, you can hear the

justification happening non-stop.

Second, true change takes trust. You need a reliable

process and environment that will provide the

necessary context for your success to occur.

Third, true change takes patience. Calm down and

stop pestering yourself with the perpetual “Are we

there yet?” “When will we be there?” nonsense.

Keep going until you arrive and integrate faith

wherever necessary in appropriate amounts until

you reach your destination.

Fourth, true change takes a worthy why. The “big

why” behind the struggle is the real fuel behind

perseverance and success. Motivation is unreliable

and only wanes in the face of mounting life

demands.

The key to making solid and attainable goals is a

simple acronym SMARTER. I personally think

making small, easy-to-reach goals are crucial. As

you succeed, each victory builds on itself fueling

you with confidence to take down big giants. Even

King David had to fight lions and bears before

facing Goliath.

Here are the 7 Key Steps to owning your goals:

Be Specific. Don’t just make any weight loss a goal.

Say I will lose 10 pounds.

Measurable. Make sure you have a direct way of

tracking and marking your progress.

Make goals that are Attainable. Don’t set yourself up

to fail. Losing 50 pounds in a month is silly.

Be Realistic. Learning to play the guitar like Eric

Clapton in 2019 is slightly questionable.

Make it Timely. When creating appropriate

goals make sure you plan with specific dates and

appropriate amounts of time to complete them.

Defeat is imminent when the numbers don’t add up.

Expandable. Good goals follow the SMART

principle. Great goals can be compounded and

expanded. Why run a marathon if you don’t

continue to run after. Why not choose something

that will expand into other areas of your life?

Great goals are Repeatable. One-hit-wonder goals

never forge lasting change.

Being able to repeat a pursuit ensures reliability and

resilience. This builds self-trust and confidence.

Obviously some life goals are unique life highlights,

but even for the greatest of life goals, they all follow

the SMART principle.

Be thankful and graceful. If you fall down don’t stay

off the wagon. Get up and keep going. Deciding you

won’t stop is the key to being unstoppable.

KEEP GOING

UNTIL YOU ARRIVE

AND INTEGRATE

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The

ROLE OF

Magnesium

IT’S AN ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

Over the years as a functional medicine pharmacist

specializing in clinical nutrition, I’ve become quite familiar

with thousands of different supplements. I’ve also learned

how to discern between the quality of raw materials that are

used. But one of the most valuable things I’ve come to understand is how

to prioritize what to actually take.

My first priority, though, is to try and get the most nutrients from what

I eat. I think it is important to start with diet and maximize nutrientdense

and clean foods. This typically works well, especially here in the

Sandpoint community where we have a fantastic assortment of very

caring farmers.

There are some challenges to this. Some of the nutrients I consider

essential are just not showing up in our food in the necessary amounts.

No matter how good we eat and stay away from things that don’t lend

themselves to supporting our optimal health, I still find consistency in

some general deficiencies.

This starts with a balance of beneficial gut bacteria as our digestive system

is responsible for critical functions including absorption and immune

support. Next is vitamin D due to the diminished visible sunlight we see

a lot of the year. Third on my list of foundational nutrients is magnesium,

a mineral that is mostly not getting obtained from food alone.

It’s easy to know if you likely have a magnesium deficiency. Leg cramps

and twitching muscles are often a sure sign. Another concern that

indicates possible low levels is discovering that bone mineralization is

slowing down or heading in the wrong direction.

There are many factors that contribute to each of these, including

genetics, the mix of other nutrients and the efficiency of our stomach in

breaking down food. But in general, magnesium remains at the top of

nutrients that I recommend most often.

Much of our commercial soils are too depleted to add enough magnesium

to our diet. Cooking plays a big role in removing almost half of our

dietary magnesium even before we eat our leafy greens and grains.

Magnesium is so important. It plays a vital role in almost all enzymatic

functions throughout our body, is important for replication of our cells,

helps in the formation of protein and even supports energy production

in the cell mitochondria. Tired? Maybe you aren’t getting enough

magnesium.

Maintaining normal blood pressure depends upon magnesium.

The muscles of our blood vessels can spasm and remain rigid due to

deficiency. And this loss of elasticity will contribute to inflammation and

interfere with blood flow.

Headaches and migraines can be related to a lack of this nutrient.

Sometimes we excrete magnesium too quickly or can’t get it into the

brain. So taking enough of the right form becomes important. Function

of various cell receptors in the brain are modulated by this mineral. It

also has an effect on nitric oxide synthesis, which in turn affects healthy

blood flow.

In addition to magnesium, there are three more nutrients I consider

foundational. This includes an effective multivitamin, plenty of omega

3s and often some additional digestive enzymes. But I will always place

magnesium high on the list.

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When you take magnesium, the form of it is important. Some forms,

like oxide and citrate, can lead to soft stool. This may not be a bad thing

for those who feel constipated. But other forms, such as glycinate and

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A Land with

No Fences

Veterinarian cares for horses

in Mongol Derby

BY DAN THOMPSON

PHOTOS COURTESY BRUCE PEDERSEN

As a traveling veterinarian and a world traveler, Bruce Pedersen

is accustomed to rugged terrain.

He practices veterinary medicine in Watford City, North

Dakota, and Butte, Montana, boom towns 550 miles and 150

years apart, and lives the rest of the time—“the goal is half the year”—

in Sandpoint, Idaho, he said. He has also traveled to India a number of

times, climbed to the base camp at Everest with his daughter and taken a

humanitarian trip to Swaziland and South Africa.

But none of those places quite compare to Mongolia.

“The landscape was like nothing I’d ever experienced,” Pedersen said.

“No fences. I describe it as a Galapagos experience: It’s the same that it

was probably 3,000 years ago. These horses were pure, naturally selected,

semi-wild, just amazing.”

He was describing the 1,400 or so horses needed for the annual Mongol

Derby, an event first run in 2009 that re-creates and pays homage to

Genghis Khan’s version of the Pony Express, meant to send messages

across the vast Mongolian Steppe as fast as possible.

Pedersen, one who relishes new experiences and the personal connections

that open such opportunities, was encouraged by a friend to apply to vet

the race. His application was accepted, and last August, he headed to

Ulaanbaatar for pre-race training and a three-week adventure along with

eight other vets (for the horses), a team of medics (for the humans), about

40 riders and a host of locals.

Their goal? Keep everyone healthy—most certainly the horses—and

finish the 1,000-kilometer course in 10 days or fewer.

He nearly didn’t make it out of the United States. A day or two before the

race he looked at his passport. Expired.

So, he and Heather (his wife) drove through the night to Seattle, secured

a last-minute passport, and then Pedersen boarded a plane headed across

the ocean toward Mongolia.

“I didn’t really explore it that much. I’m not the best at preparation,” he

said this winter, looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows at the bed and

breakfast he and Heather own and operate in Sandpoint. “It was like

going to a movie where you haven’t seen the trailer.

“I’m gonna vet the Mongol Derby,” he said to himself. “It sounds like fun.”

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It went far beyond pure fun, though. For Pedersen, the trip became about

the relationship between a people and the earth that sustains them, and

the balance between how technology is an aide but also a hindrance to

the human connections that it so often seeks to foster.

“Animals are a piece of our connection with the earth and what I saw

in those people and how intimate their lives were with those animals

and agriculture,” Pedersen said of the Mongolians. “How much removed

we’ve gotten.”

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The Mongol Derby draws riders from across the world. The 2018 roster

included women and men from 11 different countries, mostly from the

United States and Australia.

“The riders help each other, and that’s one of the big important points,”

Pedersen said. “They call it a race, but it’s really more of a journey. It’s not

as much about winning as it is about completing.

The task is daunting: Ride 1,000 kilometers in 25 to 28 stages in 10 days—

this year’s winners finished on day seven—navigating with a GPS and

elementary maps that show little more than peaks, valleys and the next

checkpoint.

At each checkpoint riders meet unique horses. If you’re first to reach a


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checkpoint, then you get first pick of your next steed.

All the animals belong to Mongolians who loan them to

the race—part of each rider’s $13,000 entrance fee goes

toward paying locals for their horses and hospitality—and

are then returned after a leg of the event.

“There is enough value in 50 horses hired to the Derby to

satisfy all their cash needs for a year. It's a game changer,”

Katy Willings, Derby chief since 2018, wrote in an

email. “That said, we tend to hire the horses in fives and

10s, numbers which mean we can be confident that the

herders have spent time on each horse to prepare it: Can it

be caught and handled, saddled, mounted, is it fit to carry

an adult, at speed?”

No horse is ridden twice, and the horses that go well earn

a financial bonus for the herder, Willings said.

Pedersen’s job was to check the horses for injuries and

elevated heart rates. To some extent, too, he, along with

the medics, was assessing the well-being of the riders and

their fitness to keep riding, especially mentally.

But over the entire event Pedersen said he only assessed

one penalty, and not one horse sustained a serious injury.

“We had one colic, but 1,400 horses, just pretty minor

lamenesses, a cut we had to sew up,” Pedersen said. “The

riders were beat up way worse than the horses.”

The Steppe is unforgiving. Vast and varied, the terrain

tests riders’ skills in navigation and horsemanship, and

also their mental mettle.

Between checkpoints, riders wore an emergency SOS

button that they could press if they got into trouble. That

happened a couple dozen times over the course of the

event, usually because a rider had been thrown from the

horse and it had sped off. Other times it was for minor

injuries.

But this year, the majority of riders finished.

Each rider wore a GPS, which, pragmatically, showed

the operation center where everyone was at a given time,

helping ensure their safety in an emergency. But it also

ensured they followed the strict rules of riding only by

daylight.

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“It gives me a unique

perspective on a

working animal, and

I think that’s where

I’ve grown to really

appreciate purpose, as

in when animals have

a purpose.”

A rider could either bed down at a checkpoint

or stop along the course overnight, taking

care of their horse and lodging with locals or

sleeping wherever they opted to. They just

couldn’t ride again until 6:30 the next morning.

Pedersen also stayed with locals and drank his

share of yak milk and other fermented dairy.

Their hospitality impressed him.

“It gives me a unique perspective on a working

animal, and I think that’s where I’ve grown to

really appreciate purpose, as in when animals

have a purpose,” Pedersen said. “A sled dog, a

Mongolian Derby horse. There’s a need to do

something, something that drives us, to give us

purpose.

“Out there they are one step away from being

wild.”

Indeed, many of the horses still bore the faint

stripes of their Zebra cousins, Pedersen said,

and most were only about 13 hands tall. But

they were stout, strong, fast—and they sure

loved to run.

---

Pedersen knows a thing or two about

competitions like the Derby. He has vetted the

Iditarod in Alaska five times—he plans to do so

again in March—and has done so in other races

as well.

Often the events recreate some sort of historical

journey of necessity: The famed serum run in

Alaska, for example, is the inspiration for the

Iditarod. Others, like Race the Wild Coast in

South Africa, are held so that riders and horses

can test the limits of their capabilities.

Pedersen first worked the Iditarod when he was

a young vet in Jackson, Wyoming. The parallels

between the sled dog race and the Derby were

many for him, especially the high level of

respect for the animals.

But the level of support is much different. The

Iditarod ensures very quick access to primary

care for mushers and dogs, but that’s simply not

possible in Mongolia.

“The Mongol Derby was a lot more isolated,

more intimate with the way things used to be,

not as much technology or modernization,”

Pedersen said.

And for as harsh as the Steppe was in August, it’s

not nearly as treacherous as Alaska in March.

Alaska wouldn’t be safe if there was less

support, he said. “The Alaskan environment in

the winter is so much more unforgiving.”

The experience in Asia reminded him of the

life-saving value of technology, most certainly.

But the nights spent with people who lack so

much of what Pedersen has back in the United

States also reminded him of the ways that

technology gets in the way.

“To observe their family time was a bit enviable

on the quality of those interactions. The single

focus of tending for their animals, they milk yak,

they lived off the land,” he said. “Modernization

has infiltrated a little bit … but I still felt that it

was preserved to some historical aspect of how

it was.”

Pedersen sees parallels in North Dakota, where,

when he sees large animals as a vet, they are

ranch horses. Animals with a job, a purpose, a

clear connection with the land.

---

Toward the end of the Derby, Pedersen and a

handful of vets found themselves at the final

checkpoint, and they had a realization: Why

not ride?

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“We said, wait a minute, we’re in Mongolia.

We need to throw a leg over a horse and ride,”

Pedersen said.

So, they cobbled together what equipment they

had, including the Mongol saddles that were,

to put it much more delicately than the saddles

themselves, jostling to ride.

The final leg was about 36 kilometers, and

Pedersen was on it. The horse he rode belonged

to a Mongolian boy who loaned it to him.

“I was honored by that young boy. That’s his

prized possession,” Pedersen said. “That was

his horse and he let me ride it.”

The horse knew how to choose a path, much

better, he realized, than he did as a rider. He

nicknamed it Cereb, short for cerebrum,

because it was so automatic for the horse to

navigate the terrain.

One leg into a marmot hole—which were

multitudinous and often obscured—would

undoubtedly toss Pedersen and lame the horse.

“These horses want to run, so they are hell

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“Out there

they are one

step away

from being

wild.”

bent. It’s not just a trot. At first I’m steering

them, and then I realized, no, you let them

have their head,” he said. “Just to be on them

and feel them, it gave us a real appreciation for

the riders.”

They rode across the finish line and steered

right into a lake.

It ended with a big party, including some

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Genghis vodka (he brought back a flask of it).

“I think among the crews in particular there is

a feeling of having been into battle together,”

Willings said. “So many of the challenges

of the event are unbeknownst to the riders,

thank goodness, and we adopt a kind of ‘game

face,’ which at the event's safe and successful

conclusion, is fun to take off again, and admit

how crazy things got at times.”

Five or six days later, Pedersen boarded an

airplane in Ulaanbaatar, bound for Beijing,

then Seattle and then Spokane.

Pedersen is still often on the move, driving to

Butte and Watford City, maintaining his role in

the vet practices he helped start.

But he is always looking for the next adventure.

He’s even considering riding in that race along

the South African coast.

“I might still have it in me,” he said.

At the least, he has the Iditarod coming up. And

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Choices are limitless when it comes to wedding

venues in the Pacific Northwest

By Patty Hutchens

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It’s the moment women dream of from the time they are little girls—the perfect wedding. And while

it was typically assumed those weddings would take place in a church, today couples are finding

breathtaking venues among God’s own beautiful creations to begin their life together. Whether on

a mountain top, on the shores of a body of water, in the fields of places such as a vineyard or in the

middle of a forest, there are so many incredible places from which to choose when it comes to saying “I

do”—especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Kendall and Dereck Lang were both raised in North Idaho and are outdoor enthusiasts, so when it came

time to plan their wedding, there was no question it would take place among the beauty of the place

they call home. On the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint with the backdrop of the breathtaking

mountain range, they invited their guests to share in a celebration that reflected the couple’s love of North

Idaho.

“You cannot go wrong getting married anywhere outdoors in Sandpoint,” said Kendall. “And with the

beauty of nature surrounding you, you do not have to have a lot of the decorations you would have to

do if it took place indoors. If you put too much into it, it takes away from the natural beauty of your

surroundings.”

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Because weather can always be unpredictable, the couple rented tents as

a backup plan, but in the end, it was a beautiful day.

In Western Washington, you have an abundance of places from which to

choose. Whether it is on the shores of Puget Sound, in a castle or in the

beauty of the majestic soaring trees, there is something for everyone.

In Port Townsend, the Manresa Castle Hotel, which dates back to 1892,

is a popular venue for those wishing Victorian elegance and a romantic

setting. With a picturesque rose garden or the Victorian wood-paneled

library as possible places to say “I do,” The Manresa Castle makes a

bride’s dream of a storybook wedding come true.

In Snohomish off Highway 2, you will find Twin Willow Gardens whose

Cedar Chapel is a truly magical place to welcome friends and family

to your special day. The beauty of the trees and the rustic feel of the

outdoors provide an intimate setting.

Maddie and Ryan Horton wed last summer and began their planning

by researching venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. “I even started

looking at venues on places like the website WeddingWire.com,” said

Maddie. “I stumbled upon Settlers Creek. It didn't even have a photo by

the name, but I liked the sound of it so I did a little more research, and

the first photo I saw of it blew me away!”

The photo showed an aerial shot of a beautiful dance floor with string

lights and the silos lit up under a starry night sky.

“It was like nothing I had ever seen before and was the perfect

combination of Idaho and elegance. I wanted an outdoor setting that

showcased the beauty of Idaho, but I didn't want a rustic feel. I wanted

it to be romantic and elegant, which is really everything this venue

encompassed. This was the only venue I toured, and I was instantly

sold.”

Although Maddie grew up in North Idaho, she and Ryan live in

Southern California, so there were definite challenges to planning what

could be considered a destination wedding in their case.

“The biggest challenge was time management and preparedness.

Lucky for me, I was one of those girls with wedding Pinterest boards

well before I even had a boyfriend, so when it came time to choosing

vendors I was able to do that pretty quickly,” she said. “My advice would

be to choose your vendors as soon as possible and fully take advantage

of your time when you are in the location of your wedding. I came back

twice before arriving two weeks before the wedding. Those two trips

I took I made sure to book every important thing I could think of. It

helps to always be prepared when meeting with vendors; have photos of

what you envision, and it makes the process go so much smoother.”

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In addition to the beauty of the location, Maddie said she chose it

because it was unique. The venue also included a wedding planner

which Maddie said made everything run smoothly. When planning a

wedding in a different location from where you live, she said it was a

huge benefit to have a full-service venue. “They provide food, they order

the rentals, provide set up and take down,” said Maddie. “Everything is

provided by them except cake, flowers, music, special decorations and

any extra vendors you may want.”

Like Kendall, Maddie made sure to have a backup plan in the event of

poor weather. “We had not only a plan B but a plan C as well in case

something else crazy were to happen,” she said.

She encourages couples to trust their instincts when it comes to

choosing the place to begin their happily ever after. If you are like she

and Ryan, you will know when you have found the perfect spot.

With amazing views, mountain tops can also provide a beautiful venue

for the beginning of a couple’s life together. Schweitzer Mountain Resort

in North Idaho is very popular, and it’s not just for summer weddings

either.

According to the sales staff, there are 20 to 25 weddings each year at

the resort, with two to five of them being winter weddings, with some

couples skiing down the mountain from the ceremony to the reception.

“The majority of our couples get married on top of the mountain or

in the village,” said Dig Chrismer, marketing manager for Schweitzer

Mountain Resort, which was named as one of the top 10 most scenic ski

resorts in the world by USA Today in 2014.

No matter where a couple chooses to get married, the important thing

to remember is follow your heart.

“Honestly, I had a huge list going of locations I thought could work

and that I thought might be worth looking into. I thought that I would

need to narrow them down when it came to it, but when I found

Settlers Creek I knew immediately that I wanted it. We went, we saw, we

booked.”

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“When searching for the perfect place, be true to yourself. Get married

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A Winery Wedding

A ROMANTIC SETTING FOR THAT SPECIAL DAY

BY JILLAN CHANDLER

It’s one of the biggest, most important days in a couple’s life—the day they commit to love,

honor and cherish each other for the rest of their days; the moment they unite themselves to

become one. This meaningful day, complete with ceremony and reception, brings family and

friends from across the country, and globe, to come together to celebrate the happy couple and

wish them well on their journey of marriage. This is a day too that many couples want to create a

beautiful and unforgettable occasion for not only themselves, but their loved ones who have come

to share in this memorable event.

The spring and summer months are the ideal time for many to wed. And if you’re engaged and

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We have found some beautiful locations in Washington

and Idaho that have the experience, combined with a

gorgeous setting, to gather for that special day.

Recently voted Gig Harbor’s Finest Wedding Venue,

Olalla Vineyard & Winery in Olalla, Washington, prides

themselves on excellent customer service and attention

to detail.

“Our private vineyard makes the perfect backdrop for

weddings!” says Mary Ellen Houston, owner of Olalla

Vineyard and Winery with husband Stuart. “A lush and

beautiful property of 6 acres filled with mature gardens,

well-established vineyard and rustic farm tables and

chairs help to make your special day absolutely perfect!

We also have a view of Colvos Passage, Olalla Bay and

Vashon Island.”

Rustic, farm-style weddings are their specialty,

embracing the natural beauty of the vineyard. Simple

decorations, twinkling lights and wine barrels make

for the perfect romantic winery wedding, with most

ceremonies held right in the picturesque back vineyard.

They can accommodate a guest list of up to 125 people.

And if you are looking to have a small intimate indoor

ceremony, their Loft, located upstairs from the winery’s

tasting room, can accommodate up to 25 guests.

“Weddings are extremely special days, and we love

helping our guests make memories that will last a

lifetime,” smiles Mary Ellen.

Housed in the Florentine-style Cliff House, Arbor Crest

Wine Cellars in Spokane, Washington, offers stunning

gardens and grounds accompanied by a picturesque

vineyard and unmatched views unlike any other you

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from,” says Carsen Quinnett, private event and wedding manager

for Arbor Crest. “Couples have the choice between cityscape views,

mountain views or a forest setting for their ceremony. Our large tent

overlooking the vineyard offers a stunning reception location to

continue the celebration.”

The location is home to 4 acres of gardens and grounds with unrivaled

views of Spokane surrounding the winery’s historic Florentine-style

mansion, 450 feet about the river valley—truly an unparalleled venue of

breathtaking beauty, promise and romance.

Chris and Shilo Vogel had a church ceremony but chose Arbor Crest

for their reception. “We wanted our reception to have the ambiance

of a sophisticated, stylish, yet distinctive atmosphere,” says Shilo,

adding, “The atmosphere was indescribable. It was large enough to

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We had so many guests who told us it was the best reception they had

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From small intimate weddings of 10 guests to larger parties of 325,

Arbor Crest is truly a magical wedding destination to say, “I do.”

“Arbor Crest is a family, and we want to celebrate you as if you’re part of

ours!” says Carsen. “We have a passion for detail and want to make sure

your day is the exact vision you dreamed of.”

Housed in a historic 100-year-old brick building in Downtown

Spokane, Barrister Winery is much more than your average winery.

Not only do they serve up award-winning wines but have earned the

reputation of being a sought-after wedding and reception location.

"One of the best things about Barrister Winery is that the textured

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at Barrister Winery ... they will be surrounded by a

beautiful, classic space with intimate lighting; they will

enjoy hand-crafted and customizable menu selections;

and, most importantly, they will have fun," says Ellie.

Barrister Winery has the ability to host up to 200 seated

guests for a wedding and slightly larger groups for a

cocktail/appetizer reception.

"What sets Barrister apart is the details," according to

Ellie. "Not only do we offer a beautiful space but also

award-winning wines, hand-crafted catering by Beacon

Hill, distinctive lighting, an urban courtyard garden,

curated artwork, a day-of coordinator and attentive

service team."

PHOTO BY OXANA BRIK

Arbor Crest Winery

4705 North Fruit Hill Road

Spokane, Washington 99217

509.927.9463

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Barrister Winery

1213 West Railroad Avenue

Spokane, Washington 99201

509.465.3591

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Coeur d’Alene Cellars

3890 North Schreiber Way

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

208.664.2336

CdACellars.com

Olalla Vineyard and Winery

13176 Olalla Valley Road SE

Olalla, Washington, 98359

253.851.4949

OlallaWines.com

Located in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is where you

will find Coeur d’Alene Cellars. If you are planning a

big wedding of up to 300 guests, you have the option to

reserve the entire winery for your private affair.

The beautiful red state-of-the-art facility and beautiful

winery garden with its well-manicured lawns and

covered patio is a quaint yet stunning space to start the

beginning of your wedded life together.

All wedding ceremonies are held outdoors in the elegant

winery garden, and there is the option to use the barrel

room for additional guest seating. It’s always a good

idea to coordinate the use of a tent, if inclement weather

arises on your big day, and the covered patio can easily

be used as a dance floor.

A winery wedding—it doesn’t get much more romantic

than that!

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VISION

The Heartwood Center welcomes

all community events, including

weddings and receptions, private parties, workshops, non-profit events and more.

The Heartwood Center provides 12 five foot round tables, 4 six foot banquet tables,

200 chairs, professional sound system in the main Hall and a catering room.

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BY COLIN ANDERSON | PHOTOS BY

PICTURESQUE PHOTOGRAPHY

Your big day is on the horizon and you want to make sure everyone has a memorable evening as they

share in your celebration. The service, cocktail hour and late-night dancing are all favorites, but just as

important is the food that accompanies your wedding. Receptions can be formal or informal, appetizers

or multi-course meals. No matter which way you go, there are some important subjects to consider when

choosing the company that provides your meal.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A CATERER

Plated and Poured

CAN THEY WORK WITH SPECIALIZED

DIETS?

It might be important to have gluten-free,

vegetarian or vegan options for your guests, so

ask if these options are available. If the dinner is

plated this might just be a few dishes, whereas

buffet style would need to be one of the main

dishes. You can also ask if they source their

ingredients locally or if meals are previously

frozen or prepared fresh. Be sure to ask if there is

an additional charge for these options.

BUFFET OR PLATED

Wedding costs add up quickly and food

is no different. If you’ve dreamed of a

plated dinner, the sticker shock might

send you over the edge as these typically

start around $20 per plate for basic fare

and rise quickly with more intriguing

entrees. If you have a small reception,

the cost is much easier to absorb, but

those with 100 guests or more are most

often going with a buffet-style dinner in

which guests create their own plates.

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THE SERVICE, COCKTAIL HOUR AND LATE-NIGHT DANCING

ARE ALL FAVORITES, BUT JUST AS IMPORTANT IS THE

FOOD THAT ACCOMPANIES YOUR WEDDING.

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ALCOHOL

Depending on the situation, your caterer might

very well also end up being the evening’s bartending

service. Make sure they have both a liquor license

and liquor liability insurance. In the event someone

leaves your wedding after an open bar and injures

themselves, another or property, insurance will

minimize your potential cost and responsibility.

Decide whether you want to provide complimentary

drinks to your guests, set a budget that, when hit,

guests begin purchasing drinks, or if guests should

purchase all drinks.

SHARE AND ESTABLISH A

BUDGET

Your food budget should be one of the

main expenses in your overall wedding

budget and you should be up front with

restaurants or catering companies about

what your maximum dollar is when

you sit down to discuss your event.

Many caterers have set pricing but have

flexibility by substituting items in or out

of their menu to align with your budget.

Make sure that their quote includes any

sales tax, gratuities or transportation

fees as those costs can quickly bring you

back over budget.

EVERYTHING IN WRITING

As with any contract it is always best to have

everything in writing. Your caterer will probably

ask for at least a 50 percent deposit to secure the

date. You don’t’ want to be out that much money

if you don’t have everything you are asking for

in writing. Be sure to read over cancellation and

refund policies and how far out you have the

ability to make changes to the menu or amount

of guests you are planning for.

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Off Season in Cabo

The sun still shines!

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Over the past few years my wife and I have come to really appreciate traveling in the month of

September. With summer vacations over, kids going back to school and tolerable weather around

most of the country, people aren’t necessarily putting travel high on their list during this month.

Residing in the Northwest and being far from pale blue and bathtub warm ocean waters, we are

happy to take a beach vacation any time of year. If you do head to the southern United States, Mexico or the

Caribbean this time of year, you are always rolling the dice as mid-August through the end of October is peak

hurricane season. While that can certainly ruin a vacation, your chances of being stuck in a major storm are

pretty miniscule and your chances of having prime beaches, easy reservations and calmer streets are all but a

sure thing.

This past September we decided to book a six-night trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located on the very

southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, this once small fishing village would be unrecognizable to those who visited

some 30 years ago. The towns of Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas are connected via “The Tourist Corridor,”

where a staggering number of all-inclusive mega resorts reside. As our friendly cab driver pointed out, there

were currently six new massive resort complexes currently under construction.

As we traveled the near hour-long (and $70) ride from the International Airport to Downtown Cabo San

Lucas, we were pleasantly surprised and how green and beautiful the surrounding landscape was. The area is

very much a desert but still quite colorful. The driver showed us where George Clooney’s oceanfront villa was

(currently for sale) and some incredible golf courses where six-figure membership gets you through the front

gate. Alas, these were not in our travel plans.

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WITH HIGH HEAT DURING THE DAY,

WE FOUND OURSELVES MOSTLY

MUNCHING ON APPETIZERS AND FISH

TACOS. WE FOUND TACOS GARDENIAS

RIGHT BEHIND OUR CONDO AND ENDED

UP EATING THERE SEVERAL TIMES.

Many come to Cabo San Lucas for the all-inclusive hotels. Here you’ve

already pre-paid for just about everything: room, food, drinks and

entertainment. While I can very much understand a vacation in which

you don’t have to plan anything, leave the pool or rarely take out your

wallet (except to tip of course), we are much more into exploring new

places, so our destination was an older condo complex set just a block

back from the beach.

When we talked with several Cabo veterans about going down in

September, they all told us to push the trip off until October when the

heat and humidity would both drop significantly. There is no sugar

coating it; September is a hot and humid month for the Baja peninsula.

With Hawaiian island-like weather most of the year, many locals actually

leave during August and September to take their vacations away from the

heat and humidity. With plane tickets and hotels 40 to 60 percent cheaper

during these months, we decided the little bit of extra heat would be OK

to deal with.

The Beach

The main attraction to most tropical vacations is the beach, and Playa

el Medano is the center of all the daytime action in Cabo San Lucas.

Playa el Medano stretches from the marina up along the entire bay

and is the main safe swimmable beach in the area. The beachfront is

littered with casual bars and restaurants, a few expensive all-inclusives

and, as like the rest of Mexico, plenty of vendors. Dressed in all white

and constantly meandering up and down the beach, they are looking to

sell you everything from hair braiding and henna tattoos to sombreros,

jewelry and cigars. While it can be a little overwhelming at first, a simple

“No thank you” or just ignoring their attention-grabbing pitch will often

lead them to move on rather quickly. Vendors are not allowed inside the

beachfront restaurants either, so as long as you aren’t in the first couple

rows of beach-front seating, you’ll be left more at peace to take down

your margarita or Dos Equis.

Water sports are easy to arrange here with jet skis and parasailing easily

rented right from the beach. A dip in the warm waters feels incredible

after walking through the humid air. The seas are less tranquil in the fall,

but you can still wade out about 20 to 30 yards with your feet on the

bottom.

Water taxis are running constantly to take visitors out to Lover’s Beach

at El Arco, the area’s famous landmark. While still busy, there are no

services here, so it’s a little less hectic than on Playa Medano, and seeing

El Arco up close is also a memorable sight.

The Food

As you would expect, seafood is the specialty in most restaurants and

cafés in Cabo. With high heat during the day, we found ourselves mostly

munching on appetizers and fish tacos. We found Tacos Gardenias right

behind our condo and ended up eating there several times. The fresh fish

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The meal and ambiance were incredible.

ceviche and molcajete were incredible. Fresh fish or shrimp tacos were

grilled or fried and came with a tray of about a dozen different sauces,

salsas and garnishes to make an awesome and affordable lunch or latenight

snack.

Baja Brewing Company was started by a couple of friends from Colorado

and now has three locations. We frequented the one atop the Cachet

Beach Hotel roof just about every day. With so few tourists around, we

were able to snag the tables with the best view, kick back and enjoy solid

craft beers.

As mentioned earlier, many locals will take off during the humid season,

so a few of the more heralded restaurants were closed for a few weeks

while the owners took their vacations. I would estimate this was only

about 5 to 10 percent of the restaurants, and we were able to find plenty to

eat everywhere we went. We splurged one evening and went to Los Tres

Gallos, which focuses on locally sourced traditional Mexican fine dining.

The open-air restaurant was dimly lit, and you feel like you are eating in a

200-year-old courtyard. The meal and ambiance were incredible.

The Nightlife

Other than the beach, many come to Cabo for its renowned nightlife

which is located around the marina and the streets directly behind it.

Once the sun goes down the music goes up and loud beats pump into the

streets as employees look to lure you into high-octane parties at places

like The Giggling Marling, El Squid Roe and Mandala. The over-40 crowd

often makes its way to Cabo Wabo in hopes of spotting owner Sammy

Hagar or some of his buddies up on stage for an impromptu live set. We

found a few of the smaller bars a bit more appealing like Happy Endings

Cantina with its two beers and two shots for $5 daily promotion and

Pochos with its open patio and views of the super yachts parked in the

marina.

While partying and beach going is always available, there is plenty

more to do with a week in Cabo. Some of the best sport fishing in the

world is found off its shores; there are horseback and ATV trips into

the surrounding desert; and a day trip up to the town of Todos Santos

can give you a break from fast-paced Cabo to enjoy a peaceful and artsy

community where you can also visit the Hotel California from the famed

Eagles’ song.

There is always a reason off-season travel is cheaper, but those willing to

risk the potential for less than ideal conditions often come away with an

incredible experience for a lot less than they would have otherwise paid.

What are you waiting for? It’s never too early to start planning your fall

getaway today.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Waterfront Views

Live Music

An Experience

Valentine’s Day

Thursday Feb 14th, 2019 | 4pm-9pm

Entrée’s Include:

Surf and Turf • Filet Mignon • Premium Choice Midwestern Prime Rib

Oysters-- on the half shell or pan fried

Alaskan King Crab Legs • Shrimp Scampi and More!

Dine Out For A Cause-Bonner

Community Food Bank

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Proceeds from all meals, beverage and to-go orders

will benefit the Food Bank! Bring 2 non-perishables

food items and receive a free dessert

Weird and Wonderful Pub Crawl

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

For more info go to the Dine Around Sandpoint FB page

Join TCB and several local beer hubs

for some of the weirdest and most wonderful beers,

commemorative tasting glass available…

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

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Forty-One South

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year round.

Reservations recommended.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2000

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Shoga Sushi

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2001

shogasushi.com

Jalapenos

Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant in Downtown Sandpoint has

been a favorite of many for over 25 years.

Whether it’s Margarita Monday, Taco

Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is

something for everyone here, and its

newly-expanded menu has brought even

more choices to diners. If you are looking

for family fun, a date night or even a place

to host a party in their private dining room,

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will keep you

coming back for more!

314 North Second Avenue,

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864.

208.263.2995

SandpointJalapenos.com

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have

a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating.

Open daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night.

There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

CEDAR STREET BISTRO

Experience tasty food and great coffee in a truly unique

setting. Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries,

handcrafted Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet

sandwiches and wraps, stone-baked pizzas, dessert and savory

crepes, fresh salads and homemade soups. Something for

everyone from 7am - 5pm daily.

334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4396 | CedarStBistro.com

Full service bar with

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-from-scratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated downtown

location. They serve homemade soups daily! Conveniently

located, they can also make your order to go!

Sun: 9am-4pm | Mon-Fri: 7am-4pm | Sat: closed for REST

117 N. First St. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

craft cocktails

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN & SILO BAR

Enjoy farm-fresh, seasonally inspired food. Brunch is served

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf

and smoked steelhead trout. Silo bar open daily at 11am.

Learn more at FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

477227 Highway 95 N. | Ponderay

208.255.2603

Northern Country Cuisine,

featuring house smoked

barbecue, smoked chicken and

farm to table comfort foods.

Coming Events

Brad Judy Book Signing

Feb 9th, 5pm - 8pm

Live Music with Devon Wade

Feb 23rd at 5pm

THE HOUND 208-255-2603

Looking for a great place to relax and enjoy what has been

awarded Sandpoint's Finest Pizza? Come to The Hound and

enjoy salad, appetizers, sandwiches and, of course, amazing

specialty pizza. A variety of cold craft beer is on tap as you

sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of

summer in Sandpoint! Takeout is also available.

202 1/2 1st Ave, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

208.263.0966 | Check out our menu online at

thehoundsp.com

477227 Highway 95 N

Ponderay, ID 83852

Conveniently located next to Hotel

Ruby in Ponderay

HotelRubyPonderay.com

Part of the Eat Good Group family of

restaurants

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WHITE BEAN SHAKSHUKA

WITH GOAT CHEESE

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Marina Gunn

INGREDIENTS

• 3 tbsp. olive oil

• 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

• 2 carrots, finely chopped

• kosher salt

• 4 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 tbsp. ground cumin

• 2 tsp. harissa

• 1/2 tsp. paprika

• 1 tbsp. tomato paste

• 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

• 1 can white beans (cannellini or great northern)

• 4 large eggs

• crumbled goat cheese

• chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

METHOD

• In a large skillet with high sides, heat the olive

oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots and

½ tsp. salt. Stir and cook for 10-12 minutes until

onions are transparent.

• Add the garlic, cumin, harissa, paprika, a pinch of

salt and cook about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato

paste, crushed tomatoes and white beans.

• With a wooden spoon, create four wells and

crack in your eggs. Cover and simmer until the

whites are cooked but the yolks are still runny (5-6

minutes). Sprinkle salt and top with goat cheese

and parsley and serve.

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Fresh, homemade food

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24 Hours for Hank!

ENTERTAINMENT

March19

Skiing for

Cystinosis

2,400 FEET OF SCHWEITZER

HELPS FUND RESEARCH FOR

RARE DISEASE

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

PHOTO COURTESY SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

It was 11 years ago when a young Sandpoint

boy was diagnosed with a rare disease,

Cystinosis. That diagnosis sent young Hank

Sturgis’s parents into action. For Hank and

others who suffer from the disease, their amino

acid, known as cystine, accumulates over time in

the body’s cells destroying various organs including

the kidneys, liver, muscles, white blood cells, eyes

and central nervous system. Because the disease is

so rare, affecting only 500 people in the U.S. and

approximately 2,000 people worldwide, there is

little research money allocated to finding a cure.

Hank’s parents, Brian and Tricia, have done much

to raise funds for research. Through the 24 Hours

for Hank Foundation, there has been over $1

million raised. It’s not an easy task, but thanks to

the generosity of many, there is headway being

made.

And you, too, can make an impact and have fun at

the same time! On Saturday, March 19, Schweitzer

Mountain Resort will again host the 2,400 Feet

of Schweitzer event. It’s a sunrise giant slalom

event which begins at the Sky House Lodge at the

summit and ends 2,400 vertical feet later at the

Outback Lodge at the base of Schweitzer, all in an

effort to raise funds for continued research.

This fundraising event is limited to 200 participants

with categories for two- and four-person teams.

The race is open to all alpine, telemark skiers and

snowboarders of all abilities and will begin early

morning prior to the opening of Schweitzer.

Included in the entry fee is an all-day lift ticket,

event T-shirt, breakfast at the Outback Lodge,

limited hotel discounts at the Selkirk Lodge and a

ticket to the awards dinner and silent auction on

Saturday night.

There will be prizes awarded in various categories,

and for anyone who brings in $750 in donations,

they will receive a 24 Hours of Schweitzer jacket.

Don’t miss out! Register online at 24HoursForHank.

org and follow the link to events. And don’t forget

to start your fundraising early!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FEB

02

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Cirque Zuma Zuma combines the mystique of Africa with all the excitement

of a theatrical cirque performance, with live music and percussionist. This

action-packed show includes Egyptian limbo dances, South African gumboot

dance, Gabonese tumbling and South African contortionist feats known as the

“ultimate African circus." Held at the Panida Theater, doors open at 6pm with the

performance beginning at 7pm. Purchase tickets online at Panida.org.

FEB

02

Groundhog Day

FEB

03

Sunday Shutdown Special

FEB

05

Bonner Mall Seniors Day

Join 219 for a fundraising party for the Angels Over

Sandpoint Pre-Follies, 6 to 9pm, this is sure to be a fun-filled

evening starting with music by Right Front Burner. There

will also be entertaining appearances by “the Queen of

Ireland,” the 219 groundhog, a Tap Takeover and more

surprises! The party continues with Lavoy, a five-piece

Spokane-based Alt-Pop and Indie band from 9pm to

midnight. 219.bar

FEB

6-7

MCS Student Recitals

Wednesday, February 6, the Music Conservatory of

Sandpoint students will perform at The Heartwood Center,

with recitals starting at 4 and 6pm. Thursday, February 7,

theater students will perform their work starting at 5pm. To

find out more, call 208.265.4444. SandpointConservatory.

org

During the Government Shutdown, Matchwood Brewing

Company is offering furloughed federal workers going

without pay one free beverage or one free burger every

Sunday, 11am to 10pm, for as long as the government

is shut down. They invite you to come and enjoy a beer

or burger on them and relax for a moment during these

stressful times.

FEB

7, 14,

21 & 28

Tasteful Thursdays

Every Thursday, 3 to 6pm, join Winter Ridge Natural Foods

Market for their Tasteful Thursdays event, where you will

have the opportunity to taste new libations and products.

This event is free to attend. Don't miss out! For more

information, call 208.265.8135.

Held the first Tuesday of each month 9am to noon, Bonner

Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day, when

all are welcome to come walk the mall. The morning

includes a featured speaker or entertainment, games and

a drawing. For more information, contact 208.263.4272.

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FEB

09

Pack River Store Monthly

Tasting Menu

Join Pack River Store Saturday, February 9, 6 to 9pm, for their

monthly tasting featuring a five-course tasting menu. The

menu features smoked salmon, bacon, dill and potato pancake;

housemade boudin blanc sausage; potato gnocchi; pan-roasted

swordfish; and chocolate and butterscotch tort. Cost is $75 per

person. Reservations are required. Seats are limited to just 26, so

reserve your seat today by calling 208.263.2409.

FEB

09

7th Annual Sandpoint F4WM

Banquet

The Foundation for Wildlife Management hosts their

seventh annual F4WM Banquet Saturday, February 9, 3

to 9pm. Held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, this is an

evening of dinner, libations, auctions, games, raffles and

fun for everyone! To find out more, contact Justin Webb at

justin@f4wm.org.

FEB

24

SheJumps: Get The Girls

Out

SheJumpers will be taking over Schweitzer Mountain

Resort on Sunday, February 24 for Get the Girls Out; a day

of crazy good times, huge smiles, laughter and joy while

celebrating the outdoors and each other. In its fourth year

at Schweitzer, this event is aimed at connecting women

who share a passion for the outdoors, welcoming those

who are just starting to get their feet wet. This year’s theme

is Luau. Cost is $10, and tickets can be purchased online at

EventBrite.com.

FEB

14

Valentine's Day Singles

Speed Dating & Game Night

Looking for love this Valentine's Day? Head to MickDuff's

Brewing Co. and Beer Hall Thursday, February 14, where

they're ready to play matchmaker for those 21 to 40. Dating

will begin at 6:30pm, with the dating portion to last about

an hour. There is no cost to participate, but those interested

are asked to call the Beer Hall at 208.209.6700, email

mack@mickduffs.com or come down to reserve your spot.

Space is limited, and participants will receive $1 off pints.

FEB

26

John Craigie in Concert

Di Luna presents John Craigie with special guest Hanna

Haas. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style,

engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations,

John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singersongwriters,

while blazing a trail of his own. The show

takes place 7:30 to 10:30pm. Tickets are $20 per person.

Call 208.263.0846 to reserve your seat today. DiLunas.com

FEB

14-26

Sandpoint Winter Carnival

Every year in the dead of winter since 1973, Sandpoint cooks

up a sure antidote to cabin fever. It’s the Sandpoint Winter

Carnival, pure fun celebrating the best of the snowy season.

The annual Winter Carnival includes fireworks and fun at

Schweitzer, live music all over town, parties galore plus other

traditional favorites including the Parade of Lights and the

K9 Keg Pull. SandpointWinterCarnival.com

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in a row, 7B Women are cultivating a space where women

from all walks of life can come together to be inspired,

supported and enveloped in a community. You're sure to

walk away energized, motivated and maybe with a few

new friends, too! Take the day to unplug, invest in yourself

and make a plan for 2019 to be the year of you! Register

online at 7BWomen.com.

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THE VIEWS you've been looking for, with a home that wraps you in quality and style. Perched among the treetops on the quiet side of Garfield

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a bath with walk-in shower, laundry room and roomy bedroom/bunk room with wet bar. All appliances, including generator are included.

Furnishings are negooable. Inside spaces transiion to outdoor decks to take in the glorious, long-range vistas. Dock includes boat

lii, swimming plaaorm and waterside storage for kayaks and toys. A rare waterfront offering on .84 acre, the perfect seeng for your

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Lawn to Water’s Edge! 3-bedroom waterfront beauty with open floor plan, main floor master bedroom,

rock fireplace & loo PLUS a 30x40 shop on 1.92 level acre. Start your Pend O’Reille memories

now. $699,000

3-bedroom, 2 bath, new homes in Moon Ridge

Estates. Quality construccon and finishes include

custom cabinets and granite counters. All

this in a prime locaaon of upscale homes near

Schweitzer Resort, trails, stores & services.

call for current pricing

TWO ADJACENT HOMES less than 10 miles to

Sandpoint. Main home is 2688 Sq Ft manufactured

home with large kitchen & open floor

plan on 2.9 acres w/heated shop studio/guest

cabin. Second home is a 2-bedroom 1986

mobile on 1.24 acre with new covered

wrap-around deck. $464,900

Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that

go for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of

Sandpoint, ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to

the property corner, ready for you to complete the

building vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife

abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,

mature trees and abundant sunshine

behind a locked gate. $135,000

THE PRIME lot in Raptorview Estates. One acre

waterfront parcel on the Pend Oreille River

with 126' of frontage and amazing views for

miles. This level property offers a generous

building site with paved road, community

water system, boat slip, private owner's beach

& boat launch. $199,000

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Jackie Suarez

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Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

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RIVERSTONE

93.25 ACRES WITH BIG PANORAMIC VIEWS.

Overlooking Lake Cocolalla in the Panhandle of

Idaho, this perfect estate parcel features mixed

topography, trees and meadows in an amazing

natural seeng. Gorgeous lake and mountain

vistas, sunny exposure and extreme privacy are

yours here, conveniently located between

Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. $475,000

Beauuful 4-bedroom country home on 20 very private

acres adjacent to public lands. Brazilian hardwood

floors, rock fireplaces & chef’s kitchen with

granite counters & butcher block island. Luxurious

master suite, separate library/den balcony, detached

garage with shop space. Paved Road. Hike right out

your door to hundreds of acres of US lands and

wildlife.. $445,000

Views, easy access, community water and

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Shores. .46 acre lot with mature tree, one er

from the river. $74,500

Ski Resort Heaven! Rise to the top and enjoy

absolutely stunning views that span from Schweitzer

Bowl to the Cabinet Mountains from

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Gorgeous NEW waterfront home on 4.82 acres

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ground. Power and phone are to the property

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17 miles to Sandpoint. $45,000

Discover Sandpoint with

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