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MAY 2019

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CELEBRATING UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

THEY ARE THE FIRST EYES we look

into and the one person who loves us

unconditionally. Our mothers play many

roles—caretaker, cook, chauffeur, nurse

and so much more. And in today’s world,

most mothers also work outside the home,

leaving little time for themselves.

While many of us are blessed to have

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a time set aside to honor those who have

sacrificed so much to give their children

all they can. While there are many ways to

celebrate and gifts we can give, there are

other unique things we can do that will

mean much more than flowers.

Think about all that your mother has done

for you and write her a note of thanks.

But more than that, be sure to mention

important life lessons she has taught you.

Did she teach you compassion? Did she

demonstrate a strong work ethic which has

influenced you?

If you are able to spend time with your

mother on Mother’s Day, bring along

photos that portray some of your most

special memories with your mom. Better

yet, make a photo collage or go online to

create a unique ceramic tile of a special

photo.

Lastly, remember those who have been a

mother figure to you. Extend your gratitude

to them as well.

We at Living Local wish all the mothers a

very happy Mother’s Day.

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Contents

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08 Good News

Young art student shows extraordinary talent

10 Essentials

Hard-Surface Flooring: Where to start

13 Financial Focus

Financial gifts can brighten anyone's Mother's Day

15 Life & Community

Graduation takes place June 1

19 Athlete of the

Month

Victoria Rae

20 In Focus

Mountain Mafia raising new motocross event in

North Idaho

24 Business Spotlight

West Wood LLC: Look no further for all of your

forestry, mulching and excavation needs

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26 Living Local

Volunteers needed to bring vision to reality

30 Health & Lifestyle

Three easy ways to reduce or prevent facial

wrinkles

32 Summer Camp

Summer camp benefits youth for many reasons

42 Travel & Leisure

Mendocino County: Travel a little further for an

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46 Dining Guide

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50 Arts &

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PASSION. CREATIVITY.

DISCIPLINE.

Young art student shows extraordinary

talent

Photos and Story By Patty Hutchens

When Aleah Jones entered her freshman year at Bonners

Ferry High School, she was especially looking forward to

her art class, a topic she has explored since the sixth grade.

But after one week in basic art, she said it quickly became

apparent that she was far more advanced than what the class was geared

toward.

Art teacher Josh Knaggs said the basic art class teaches things such as the

color wheel and other introductory concepts. He was reluctant to allow

Aleah to test out of his class until he could see some of her work, so he

first asked her to bring in some of the pieces she had created.

“I got two pages into her portfolio and said immediately, ‘You are in the

wrong class,’” said Josh. “She had some of the best drawings I’ve ever

seen.”

Aleah is extremely talented and devoted to her passion of art. She prefers

to create graphite (pencil) drawings and oil paintings but said Mr. Knaggs

helps push her out of her box.

six is ranked exceptional, and they are then in the arena of scholarships,

not that money is guaranteed, but the opportunity is greater as colleges

want talent in their ranks.”

Aleah says she loves seeing the finished product of her work and “taking

what’s in her head and creating something whether based in reality or

not.”

It is curious to note that Aleah’s interests are on the opposite ends of the

spectrum with Renaissance art and the contemporary “street art” being

her favorite to create. The inspiration for each comes from Rembrandt

and Etam Cru, a duo that consists of street artists Sainer and Bezt who

create massive street art murals that are often several stories tall and rich

in color and known throughout the world.

The time Aleah spends engaging in art is indicative of her passion.

Working anywhere from five to seven hours each day, including her flex

and lunch periods, Aleah says she has learned to make the most of both

her time and materials.

“He has really encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and branch

out to other things such as watercolor,” said Aleah.

Now a sophomore, Aleah is in AP art, which allows her to create and

produce art throughout the week as she works somewhat independently

with the hope of earning college credit and possible scholarships.

“The (AP) students submit their portfolios to the College Board, which

is an organization in charge of standardized tests for college admissions.

They employ artists and professors from around the country to critique

the students’ work and grade it based on the 0 to 6 rubric,” explained

Josh, adding that Aleah’s work is definitely worthy of a score of six. “A

score of four or higher sees one credit awarded to the student. A score of

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She credits Mr. Knaggs with instilling in her a good work ethic. “I’ve

learned that when things get difficult, it’s OK to put it aside for a while.

There will always be something else to work on,” said Aleah, adding that

when she comes back to a project after setting it aside, it allows her to be

more creative. She tends to work on her oil paintings over the weekend

when she can devote more time to it given that it is a longer process. “You

have to draw, find a board and then begin to paint,” she said.

In addition to art, Aleah is a softball player and also expresses herself

through music as a guitar player. But it is in drawing that she finds her

escape. “Once I start drawing, I don’t think of anything else,” she said.

So far this school year, Aleah estimates she has created approximately


50 pieces of art. And as talented as she is,

it surprises some to know that her pencil

drawings, much to the dismay of her teacher,

are all drawn with a mechanical pencil.

While Aleah realizes she has talent, she is also

very humble. “I need to spend more time with

certain areas of my pieces instead of rushing

through it,” said Aleah about what areas she

needs to improve upon. “I also need to try new

mediums.”

One of Aleah’s goals is to start drawing more

portraits of people she knows, an area she has

been reluctant to pursue for fear people may

not think the end product looks like the subject

she is drawing. “She is plagued with an artist’s

temperament,” jokes Josh. “She’s never really

totally happy (with her finished product).”

But if her own self portrait is any indication,

she has nothing to worry about. “I think that is

her best piece of art yet,” said Josh.

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"My intent is to take her

as far as she wants to go

with her art,” said Josh.

“I feel blessed to interact

with such talent."

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For those who enjoy art but may not have the

confidence they need, Aleah advises to take

your time. “It takes a lot of practice. I’ve done it

every day for so long. Find something you like

and just keep experimenting,” she said.

As for Josh, he is amazed at the pieces she

draws and paints. “My intent is to take her as

far as she wants to go with her art,” said Josh. “I

feel blessed to interact with such talent.”

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HARD-SURFACE FLOORING

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It’s time to start thinking about summer remodel

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top layer, followed by a composite core and a backing of

some kind. Oftentimes, the backing is a pad made out of a

waterproof rubberized product, or sometimes cork, but it

can also simply be hard plastic. This product is growing in

popularity because it is durable and highly water-resistant,

and it can be made to look like virtually any wood, tile or

even stone on the planet.

With the advent of luxury vinyl products, laminate flooring

(sometimes known by the brand name of Pergo) has certainly

lost some of its prior popularity. However, this flooring

choice still leads the pack for DIY-ers, as it is relatively easy to

install and durable. Though laminate design options are more

limited than LV products, it is still the most economical of all

plank flooring options. It’s a good choice for those looking to

upgrade from carpet without spending a fortune on flooring

and remains popular with builders and contractors due to its

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longer than any other type of flooring, short of

stone and earth! There are two basic types of

manufactured wood floor: solid and engineered.

Solid wood is just what you think it might

be—a solid plank of wood finished with some

type of sealant. These floors are what I hear

people referring to as “real wood.” However,

engineered woods are also “real wood.”

However, they typically include a veneered

wear surface over a secondary wood substrate.

This allows the customer to get the look of

solid hardwood without some of the issues that

can be associated with it. Engineered woods

offer additional tensile strength through the

use of cross layering and other manufacturing

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techniques that have been specially designed

for the longevity of the product.

While both luxury vinyl and laminate

products can successfully be installed by nonprofessionals,

as long as the manufacturer

instructions are strictly followed, I highly

recommend allowing a professional to install

wood floors. They will have the tools and knowhow

to make sure that your wood floors last a

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Anyone’s Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching.

This special holiday reminds us

of the joy we receive from the

powerful bond between mother

and child. To help mark the occasion, you may

want to consider making certain financial gifts,

including the following:

For your mother:

• IRA contribution - If your mother is still

working, she is eligible to contribute to an IRA,

but she might not always fully fund it—so you

may want to help. You can’t contribute directly

to your mother’s IRA, but you can write her a

check for that purpose, though, of course, she

can use the money however she likes. In 2019,

the contribution limit for a traditional or Roth

IRA is $6,000, or $7,000 for individuals 50 or

older. (A Roth IRA does have income limits

that can reduce the contribution amount or

eliminate it altogether.)

• Insurance premium - If your mother has life,

disability or long-term care insurance, why not

offer to pay some of the premiums this year?

Long-term care premiums, in particular, can be

quite costly, especially for older policyholders.

• Introduction to a financial professional -

If your mother doesn’t already work with a

financial professional, consider introducing

her to yours, or to someone else who is

recommended by friends or relatives. A

financial advisor can help your mother

move toward her retirement goals—and, at

some point, also can work with legal and tax

professionals to assist your mother with her

estate plans.

For your children:

• 529 plan contribution - If your children are

still of school age, you may want to contribute

to a college savings vehicle. One popular choice

is a 529 savings plan. When you invest in this

plan, your earnings can grow tax-free, provided

the money is used for qualified educational

expenses. (Be aware, though, that withdrawals

not used for qualified education expenses may

be subject to federal and state taxes, as well as

an additional 10 percent penalty.)

As the 529 plan owner, you have flexibility

in using the money. For example, if you’ve

designated one of your children as the 529

plan’s beneficiary, and that child decides not to

pursue any higher education, you can switch

the beneficiary designation to another child or

to yourself.

You can choose the 529 plan offered by any

state, but your contributions might be tax

deductible if you invest in your own state’s

plan. Tax issues for 529 plans can be complex,

so, before investing, consult with your tax

advisor.

• Shares of stocks - Giving stock shares to

children is a good way to help them learn some

of the basics of investing. You can track the

progress of their stocks with them and even

do some research together about why prices

may be going up or down. By getting children

involved early, you may help instill a lifelong

interest in investing.

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concerned about various social issues. You can

help encourage this involvement—and possibly

an appreciation of the value of philanthropy—

by making a gift to a charitable group whose

work aligns with your child’s interests.

We don’t need to exchange presents on

Mother’s Day to show our appreciation for

one another, but certain financial gifts can

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CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2019

Graduation takes place June 1

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

It’s a time to celebrate all the accomplishments of our amazing

senior class and wish them well as they begin a new chapter in

their lives.

students who went onto a two-year college, 41 went to a four-year

university, one attended a vocational school, eight enlisted in the

military and 20 students went directly into the workforce.

The graduation ceremony for the Bonners Ferry High School seniors

will take place on Saturday, June 1, at

11am at the football field. Principal

Kevin Dinning said that this is a

change from what was previously a

1pm ceremony, a change that was

precipitated by a desire to have more

family time between the ceremony and

the senior class’s all-night party.

Speaking at this year’s ceremony will

be Valedictorian Connor Claphan

and Salutatorian Caleb Petersen.

According to Dinning, there will also

be a guest speaker who is voted upon

by the students and graduation committee.

While it is still unknown what the plans are for the members of

this year’s graduating class, last year’s class of 100 graduates had 30

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JUNE

1 AS WE COME TOGETHER TO

CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

OF THESE STUDENTS AND WISH

THEM WELL AS THEY BEGIN THE

NEXT CHAPTER IN THEIR LIVES!

This year’s class has 85 graduates, a handful of whom have already

enlisted in the military, eager to serve

their country. And it’s a group that has

impressed Dinning.

“They are an extremely well-rounded

group of students,” said Dinning.

“They have a unique ability to interact

with several peer groups.”

Mark your calendar for June 1 as

we come together to celebrate the

accomplishments of these students and

wish them well as they begin the next

chapter in their lives!

Please note that in the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will

be moved indoors to the Boundary County Middle School gymnasium.

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MESS THIS

MOTHER’S DAY

Moyie Mudbog a

popular tradition

By Patty Hutchens | Photos Courtesy of Anna Friesen

It’s Moyie Mudbog’s biggest event of the season, and one that keeps

mothers returning year after year to enjoy some muddy fun on their

special day.

The Mudder Day event will take place from May 10 through 12 at 1710

Eileen Road in Moyie Springs. With a mud pit, rock crawl, food vendors,

bonfires, gift shop and music, there is fun for the whole family!

in the mud pit, sand hill or rock crawl.

This year tickets are $30 for ages 13 and older and $10 for children 6 to 12.

Anyone with a military identification and children 5 and younger are free.

“Mother’s Day is our largest event of the season,” said Anna Friesen, one of the

organizers of the event, who adds that the event has been taking place since

2002. “The mud pit opens at 9. We have music and log truck load of logs for

our bonfires Friday and Saturday night. We offer a mud pit, sand hills and a

rock crawl.”

To ensure that everyone is safe and has a great time, there are specific rules that

must be followed and will be enforced. Among those are no glass, absolutely

no dogs, no riding in bed of trucks, no three- or four-wheelers, dirt bikes or

go-karts, and one must have a valid picture ID to into the event. (Please note:

Birth certificates, marriage licenses or high school diplomas are not acceptable

forms of identification.) In addition, seatbelts must be worn when participating

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Friesen states that anyone considered being reckless or unruly will be issued

a warning. If the behavior continues, that person will be escorted off the

property by security and will not be issued a refund.

While the rock crawl is open 24 hours, the mud pit and sand hill do close for

the evening.

It takes the staff several months to prepare the property for these events, but

the fun is well worth it, not to mention the revenue that it brings to the local

community! According to Friesen, there are thousands who attend this May

event each year. So make this Mother’s Day one that Mom won’t forget and

attend the Mudder Day event! And be sure to mark your calendars for Summer

Mud Fest, June 21 through 23, and Fall Mudbog, October 4 through 6.

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A

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School, Victoria Rae says that being

involved in athletics has taught her

important life lessons that have

already impacted her life in many ways.

She shares that the biggest challenge she has

had in track is overcoming mental blocks. “You

are the one who puts the block there. You can’t

be critical of yourself because if you have any

mental blocks, you feel stuck,” Victoria said.

“Patience is key,” said Victoria. “And if you

want to succeed in anything, you have to put

forth the effort. This is true in school, work and

life in general.”

Victoria has played volleyball since the fourth

grade and has been on the varsity team since

her sophomore year playing the position of

outside hitter. But it was when her mom, a

coach for the Boundary County Middle School

track team, encouraged her to try shotput

and discus in the seventh grade that Victoria

discovered her true passion. As a shotput and

discus thrower, Victoria said she enjoys the

individuality of the sport. “There is no offense

or defense. It’s only you,” she said, adding that

volleyball is a good balance as it also gives her a

chance to play a team sport.

With a total of four varsity letters, Victoria is

the reigning state champion for shotput and

finished second in state last year in discus.

She is currently top-ranked in 3-A in the state

and is sitting in the top five overall in the state of

Idaho. Her personal bests are impressive—39’7”

for shotput and 120’3” for discus, something

she hopes to improve upon and break the

school record. “The current record has been

held for 13 years, and the person who holds it

was amazing,” said Victoria.

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There have been many accolades awarded to

Victoria for her efforts in both volleyball and

track.

As a freshman on the track team, Victoria

was voted newcomer of the year and her

sophomore year she reigned in the category of

valuable points.

“In volleyball my sophomore year I was

awarded most improved and my junior year I

was voted Most Valuable Player and was named

to the All-League team for the Intermountain

League,” she said.

With over a 4.0 GPA, Victoria has already been

contacted by various schools in and around the

Pacific Northwest. She plans to participate in

track in college and would like to eventually

become a teacher. “I want to go somewhere

closer to home,” said Victoria, adding she loves

the town of Bonners Ferry and is close to her

family.

All one has to do is meet Victoria once, and it

is easy to see her enthusiasm for all she does.

It’s contagious! Congratulations to Victoria—a

bright, enthusiastic young woman who leaves

no doubt that she will succeed at all she sets out

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOUNTAIN MAFIA

ENTERTAINMENT

Mac Miltz really just needed to

borrow a trailer, and he knew

Ben Spinney had one. Simple

enough.

But once the two got to talking on their drive

from Sandpoint to Spokane, ideas began to

churn.

“We started talking about this concept and

idea, and between other jobs we kept working

on it,” Miltz said. “Then Grey (Whittier) came

on board, and within a year, a year and a half,

we ended up finding the right piece of property,

and that’s how it all jumped off.”

And so born was Mountain Mafia Entertainment,

a company “deeply rooted in outdoor adrenaline

sports,” as they describe it on their website.

The company’s main event—Mountain Havoc,

coming up on its sixth year in June—is the

subject of a six-episode series called “Mountain

Mafia,” originally on the MotorTrend Network

and now available on Amazon Prime.

“It’s not really about us and ‘Mountain Mafia,’”

Miltz said. “It’s truly about the mountain sport

and the drivers and competitors and the raw,

real nature of the competition. That’s where our

genuine feel comes from.”

The show’s first season chronicles the 2018

three-day, five-event competition, held on a wet,

cold June weekend on the course 11 miles north

of Bonners Ferry. Twenty competitors from

around the Western United States and Canada

brought in their rigs to compete in what is the

biggest event of its kind in the country.

The competition is designed to reward the

best overall driver and vehicle by putting them

through a crucible of off-road challenges:

hauling tires, climbing over boulders and

navigating a motocross-style track.

“It’s respectable, family friendly, pure vehicular

violence,” Spinney said. “When you’re racing

these trucks, you’re seeing red. You’re trying to

push the throttle through the floorboard. You’re

on the razor edge of control.”

The Mountain Mafia retained complete control

of the show, Miltz said, which was important to

them creatively and practically.

“One of the things we find very important is

we literally own everything we do,” Miltz said.

“We find it important to lead. … We are literally

creating our own niche of off-road motorsport.”

Miltz said he had been getting calls for a number

of years from producers looking for the next

big reality TV subject, but it wasn’t until an

industry function in late 2017 that he found an

opportunity the team was happy with. From

there they began planning in earnest, hiring a

production team Spinney had worked with on

snowboarding videos and preparing the course

for filming.

The course sprawls on a 90-acre tract of land

that Spinney said they at first passed up before

doubling back for another look.

They bought it in 2013 and spent a full year on

the property building out the infrastructure:

roads for competitors as well as spectators,

stadium lights for the fairgrounds, a full

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Miltz grew up in Michigan and ended up in college at the University

of Montana in Missoula. He kept heading West and ultimately landed

in Sandpoint.

With a degree in business management and a minor in media art,

Miltz wanted to start something that was his own, and partnering with

Spinney and Whittier just made sense to him.

Spinney, a competitive snowboarder who built the first terrain park

features on Schweitzer and went on to design them at numerous

resorts around the West, grew up in Sandpoint and always had a love for

mountain sports—and cars.

“Before I could even drive a car I was fixing cars, working on cars, building

stuff,” Spinney said. “I’ve always been into monster trucks and the extreme

side of automobiles.”

Whittier brings experience in off-roading and fabricating.

“It’s truly about that right team at the right time,” Miltz said. “We always

say between the three of us, without one of us none of this would have

ever happened.”

The Purcell Trench Ranch has developed a reputation as the best venue

for this type of off-roading in the country, “The Super Bowl for this type

of racing,” Miltz said, and “the pinnacle for what we do.”

They have worked to develop relationships with regional qualifiers in

other western states and in Canada so that there are more opportunities

for competitors. Some of those who come to Idaho for Havoc are planning

and creating their own courses, Spinney said, fueling his optimism that

the sport is going to keep growing.

Spinney recounted a time at a recent party in Spokane when a man came

up to him, trying to place his face.

Spinney said the man exclaimed as he made the connection. “That really

hit me. There’s no ceiling because the way we run our stuff, it’s our thing

and we do it our way, and we have some good structure.”

Miltz and Spinney kept coming back to the significance of their creative

control and how they want to be sure to represent competitors and their

sport accurately and fairly.

“Up until recently, often motorsport has had a sour taste in people’s

mouths. … Some of these events have created issues with neighbors,

zoning stuff,” Miltz said. “But what we created is we’re family friendly. It’s

a lot easier to have families there and having the quality people there, and

when these families and crews realize there’s a safe spot and professional

spot to participate or spectate, they tell friends and families, and that’s

how we’ve grown.”

Season 2 of “Mountain Mafia” is a go, they said, and film crews will be

back for Mountain Havoc June 7 through 9. Miltz said they’re planning a

few changes based on their experience last season, including mic-ing up

the trucks so people can hear the unique sound of each. They had also

planned to film some at the “Wake the Squatch” qualifier on the Ranch in

April for supplemental footage.

All of it has Miltz and Spinney excited about the future of “vehicular

violence.”

“‘Dude, I saw you on TV. You’re the host of the ‘Mountain Mafia’ show,’”

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immeasurable experience in the use of machines and techniques—they were

drawn back to their original work and have been dedicating their time to

West Wood LLC since. In 2016, they were joined by their son, David West, of

West Industries, a mulching company that he launched in 2008. Today, West

Wood LLC is family owned and operated and stronger than ever.

“It feels so good to be back home again, full time, working in our beloved

community and surrounding area; working with our family with hopes that

our children and grandchildren will carry on one day,” smiles Tim. “It is

our pleasure to satisfy our customers, showing them a vision of what their

property can be and making many lifetime friends out of the deal.”

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West Wood LLC provides a multitude of services: mulching and mastication,

fuels reduction projects, logging, hazard tree removal, building-site prep,

wildland firefighting, brush piling, fire lines, and have included pasture

improvement/development, landscaping and utility work in conjunction with

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No other business in this area offers the vast number of services and

experience that West Wood has to offer. “We all grew up in, and worked in,

farming, construction and forestry,” says Tim. “We think outside the box

and try different things, which is how our business got started initially.

A lot of the methods we pioneered are standards today in the timber

industry. Because we are one of the only fuels reduction companies that

fights fires too, it gives us a well-rounded experience in our business.”

Lisa brings her years of experience to the business, where she takes care

of the books, chases parts, does PR work and keeps the guys on track. She

also joins the teams on fires as a driver.

David recalls one West Wood client, a landowner who built a house in a

wooded subdivision. His wife was so overwhelmed with disappointment

because of the deplorable state of their 5-acre parcel that she wanted to

sell the property and move. The West Wood team came in and mulched

it, gave them a beautiful piece of property—and a view! Because of the

impressive results of the project, the couple’s neighbors were inspired by

the transformation and decided to have West Wood come in and clean

up their properties as well.

to take something that has been neglected and renew it, or to start from

scratch and develop an idea that a homeowner or land owner can fall in

love with.”

The team credits the success of West Wood solely to the work ethic that

has been instilled in them from this area and their family—to do the best

work they can, combined with the ability to be creative and the vision

and passion for what they do. “This isn’t a job for us, it’s a lifestyle, and we

made work from something we know and love to do,” Lisa says.

West Wood’s top-notch work is speaking for itself, and the team is

looking to expand! “West Wood and our services are in high demand due

to countless referrals,” says David. “We are looking to add more quality

members to our team to make that expansion happen.”

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exactly what West Wood will deliver.

“That is what’s rewarding—happy customers,”David says. “It is inspiring

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THE RIVERSIDE

PARK PROJECT

IS A “GO!”​

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO BRING VISION TO REALITY

BY TERESA PESCE

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the awesome surroundings of

Bonners Ferry were safely accessible by trails for anyone

and everyone who wanted to stroll by a river, go for an

invigorating mountain hike or bike along a smooth path

through natural beauty? ​

And wouldn’t it be wonderful if people cooped up in a noisy city glutted

with traffic could get away to Bonners Ferry for a few precious days to

listen to the hushed current of a stream and walk out, hike out or bike out

the tension knotting up their shoulders? ​

Well, it’s about to happen!​

9B Trails, a local nonprofit volunteer organization aimed at creating new

trails in Boundary, has a trail-blazing announcement! Thanks to a recent

$25,000 Urban Renewal grant, the new Riverside Park Trail System is

finally about to become a reality.

“This project originally began in 1998; however, due to a variety of

issues, it was never completed,” explains 9B Trails Treasurer Tess Rae.

“Now because of the efforts of 9B Trail volunteers and this grant, we are

ready to move forward on the project. It’s a happy day for Bonners Ferry

residents!”

In collaboration with the City of Bonners Ferry and the Parks and

Recreation Department, 9B Trails will create at least 2 miles of connected

trails. This trail system will start at the north end of the Kootenai River

Bridge, meander down towards the river, under the bridge and around

the park. “It will be a delight for families, bikers and pedestrians alike,

and will also provide easy access from downtown Bonners Ferry to the

park, District 2 Road and out along the gorgeous Kootenai River.”​

​Safety is a critical factor in creating an outdoor environment. As Tess

expresses it, “Moms pushing strollers want to feel safe.” Safety means

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IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF

BONNERS FERRY AND THE PARKS AND

RECREATION DEPARTMENT, 9B TRAILS WILL

CREATE AT LEAST 2 MILES OF CONNECTED

TRAILS. THIS TRAIL SYSTEM WILL START AT THE

NORTH END OF THE KOOTENAI RIVER BRIDGE,

MEANDER DOWN TOWARDS THE RIVER, UNDER

THE BRIDGE AND AROUND THE PARK.

everything from lighted paths to easy, complete access to the park.

“Parents want somewhere to go with their children to take them on safe

paths. Bonners Ferry has always lacked sidewalks, which is why I wanted

to get involved with this project. As a mom, I didn’t feel quite safe driving

the kids to the mountains in order for them to ride their bikes or go for

a walk.”

​The road to a green light for this project has been a long one. “We’ve

been in the advocacy and land acquisition phase, bringing stakeholders

and land holders together to make The Riverside Park Project a reality in

Bonners Ferry,” Tess says. “With the receipt of this grant, we are working

on securing lease agreements and final plan approval. We plan to build an

8-foot hard-surface trail with lights for safety and connect a trail system

that will go around the park and up onto the dike so people can enjoy

the river.” ​

​But as Tess says, “Great trails don’t just happen,” so 9B Trails is reaching

out to the community for assistance.​

Does creating a more beautiful future for Bonners Ferry appeal to you?

Would you like to help out and at the same time get to know some of the

best people on earth—Bonners Ferry residents just like you? There are

many ways you can do so. Some volunteers like to help create the trails.

If your tool knowledge is limited to a rake, that’s perfect! For the more

tool-savvy, there are other projects to be constructed. Getting the whole

family together to help blaze a trail can open young eyes to a world no

mobile screen can ever convey. If physical activity isn’t your forte, it’s a

wonderful thing to become a Friend of 9B Trails. Your donation of any

amount is needed, welcomed and appreciated, and your tax-deductible

donation will go directly toward the projects.

Volunteers are the very heart of 9B Trails. They are outdoor enthusiasts

from all walks of life, ages, interests and backgrounds. The big-hearted,

hard-working 9B members volunteer across the board in so many areas

of the organization it’s impossible to tether any of them to just one title.

They are deeply rooted in the Bonners Ferry community.

​“Together, with community involvement and partnerships, our mission

is to provide accessible, non-motorized public trails in the local area

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FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

DO I NEED TRAIL BUILDING EXPERIENCE?​

Nope! 9B Trails will provide the training

necessary for you to build. The crew chief will

be there to guide you and answer any questions

you may have. ​

DO I NEED TO BRING TOOLS?​

Tools will be provided, but if you happen to have

a Pulaski or McCloud tool, bring it!​

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?​

Boots or sturdy closed-toed shoes, long pants

and layered clothing on top. A long-sleeved

pullover or sweatshirt over a long-sleeved

T-shirt usually works well because one is

prepared for cold or hot weather. Even if it's

really cold, you'll warm up once you start

working. Other items to consider wearing are

sunglasses and a hat (especially during tick

season).​

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?​

You should bring a sack lunch/snack and

plenty of water. Bug spray, sun block and work

gloves are recommended.​

IS THERE AN AGE LIMITATION FOR

VOLUNTEERS?​

Due to liability reasons, we limit our volunteer

age to 14 years and above, unless accompanied

by a parent/guardian. Also, if any volunteer is

a minor (under 18), we require that the guardian

sign a waiver and medical form for the minor.​

WHEN DO WE MEET AND WHAT

HAPPENS?​

Meeting times vary and will be advertised

accordingly. Before work begins, those

supervising will give a brief safety talk. After

orientation, the group hikes to the build location.

The build will usually start soon thereafter. ​

through advocacy, planning, building, maintaining and fundraising,”

Tess says. That noble goal requires skill sets of every kind and financial

support as well. ​

Together 9B Trails volunteers have ignited a grassroots movement that

has accomplished astonishing things since their beginning in March

2018. ​

Last summer, through the generosity of Xmas Hills, LLC and in loving

memory of Caroline Farnsworth, 9B Trails acquired more than 1,100 acres

of private land on the outskirts of Bonners Ferry to develop 25 miles of trails

for hiking, biking, equestrian, snowshoeing and Nordic opportunities for

people of all levels of skill and ability. “Our volunteers have already built

3 miles of those trails, with another 5 miles slated for this summer,” Tess

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In partnership with the Idaho Department of Lands, 9B Trails is also

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“We hope everyone will strongly consider joining 9B Trails in giving our

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Whether you are middle aged and feeling

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Avoid Unprotected Sun Exposure

Unprotected sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer and premature

aging, and you should protect yourself from it the best you can. Regardless

of the weather, sunscreen should be worn every single day. Choose one that

is at least SPF 35 and reapply every two to three hours; more frequently if

you are sweating or swimming.

In addition, it is helpful to have a physical barrier when possible. Find shade

when you’re at the beach, wear a large brimmed hat, never forget your

sunglasses and find clothing/swimsuits with built-in sun protection. Rash

guards, rather than bikini tops, allow you to be outdoors all day without the

dreaded sunburn on your chest and shoulders.

Watch your sleeping habits

Most of us have heard the phrase, "I need to get my beauty sleep." Not only is

it important to get enough sleep for overall health, but how you sleep can also

affect how you age.

During sleep our bodies repair at a cellular level. This allows for cell turnover

and production, leaving our bodies and skin rejuvenated. Lack of sleep can

lead to a dull complexion, dry skin and collagen breakdown, all of which make

us appear older. Aim for at least eight hours a night.

If possible, also try to avoid sleeping on your stomach or side. Having your

face pressed into a pillow creates folds in your face that can lead to permanent

lines and wrinkles.

There are pillows designed to cradle your head in a way that prevents your

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Avoid damage while cleansing (and drying)

It is important to cleanse your skin daily, especially at the end of the day to

remove pollution, product and makeup. While cleansing and applying your

skin-care products, use lukewarm water, as hot water can strip your natural

oils, and gentle pressure. Your face is a delicate rose, not a sturdy leaf. It does

not require a lot of friction and pressure to get it clean. Use light circular

motion while cleansing, soft upward strokes when applying product and a

clean, soft towel to pat dry when done. Do not rub your face dry. This will

help to prevent unnecessary breakdown of collagen, leaving your skin firmer,

thicker and tighter.

While these tips are a great start to preventing premature aging, there are

countless other factors that can contribute. Smoking, high stress, not drinking

enough water and overconsumption of sugar (to name a few) can all affect

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It’s what childhood memories are made of. Summer camp for many is a time to try new activities, meet new friends and gain some

independence from Mom and Dad. But the benefits extend far beyond that and can teach children values that will help guide

them through life.

One of the most important things to realize is that it is not easy for some children to make friends, and the bonding that occurs in a camp

setting is far different than when one is in school or engaged in athletics. At overnight camp in particular, kids are living together and

experiencing life without distractions. In this setting, they can really forge a bond unlike any other friendship. With counselors present

to make sure all are included, it can put a parent’s mind at ease wondering if their child will fit in and be accepted. While it may be hard

to send your child to an overnight camp, you may want to start out with a camp that isn’t so long, and I’m sure by the end they will be

asking if they can stay longer next time.

Technology in today’s world has exploded exponentially, making it harder than ever to become “unplugged.” Unfortunately, connecting

one-on-one and in person has become less frequent. Taking a break from technology is something we all should do, but rarely act upon.

Allowing your child to do so will allow him or her time to connect with others, learn from positive role models such as camp

counselors and gain a greater appreciation of nature, outdoor activities and things that keep their mind and body

engaged. And hopefully the break from technology will translate to less screen time away from camp as well.

A child who has attended camp is likely to develop a sense of independence earlier than those who may

not attend camp. The growth of a child can be amazing when the parent or parents are actually absent

(but under other adult supervision). And it doesn’t stop there. Most people who have sent a child to

college have remarked how much the young adult has “grown up” after only one semester away from

home. With that independence also comes a sense of empowerment—something that will serve

them well in life.

Living together for a period of time at camp can also teach children the concept of teamwork.

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turning to one another for advice, living and experiencing each day

together can build a strong bond and give a child, who may not

otherwise be on an athletic team, a sense of what it is like to be part of a

team. Teaching a child how to be a team player will give them the tools

they need to build good and long-lasting relationships throughout

their lives.

Trying new activities and finding things they enjoy is a great way

to build a child’s self-confidence—something that will definitely

benefit them as they go through life. It is natural for a child to feel

more pressure with his or her parents watching, so camp is a great

opportunity to explore various activities. A child’s first time doing

anything, whether it is paddling a canoe, swimming or riding a horse,

can be activities that may push them out of their comfort zone, but

doing these things while being supported by camp counselors, in a safe

environment, can do much to build their self-confidence.

There are so many different kinds of camps that it is important to

explore what one is right for your child. Do they want to learn more

about a particular activity or sport? Investigate what camps are available

that will help teach your child more about these skills or topics.

organizations provide a camp for kids who are grieving.

Camp can be expensive, but there are ones available that provide

scholarships or even payment on a sliding scale. Don’t let cost be a

deterrent to providing lifelong memories for your child.

While there are countless long-term benefits to sending your child to

overnight camp, it can be tough on both kids and parents. Some ways

to make the transition easier is to visit the camp prior to attending.

Many offer open houses or will gladly provide a tour to families who

are interested.

It is also helpful to sign your children up to attend camp with a friend,

sibling or other relative. It’s always nice to see a familiar face, especially

if you are feeling a bit homesick.

Lastly, go the old-fashioned route of sending letters to your child. In

your correspondence, be sure to not include things that may make

them feel homesick. Avoid details of the “fun” things going on at home

or how much you miss them. Instead, make the letters encouraging

and inquire about their activities.

For children with special needs or who may have special medical needs

such as diabetes, going to camp that caters to those needs can open a

whole new world to them. It can help them realize that they are not

alone in their world. Connecting with other kids who face the same

daily challenges they do can provide a newfound confidence. And

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Whatever you decide, know that sending your child to camp is an

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developing new skills and connecting with others whom they may

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Summer is nearly here, and unless you plan on keeping the kids busy every day on your own, it’s time to register for summer

camp. Camp offers kids of all ages a chance to meet new friends, develop skills, learn something new, find a lifelong hobby and

allows Mom and Dad a bit of breathing room as well. There are thousands of camps across the country focusing on a variety

of interests.

Sports Camps

If your child is moving on from learning how to play a sport to a competitive team, athletic camps are a great way to improve

their skills during the off-season. In summer, many universities, community colleges, high schools and AAU groups put

together weeklong camps. Instructors are typically current coaches and players, and children get advice and

coaching from those who are dedicated to the sport. If your child is serious about pursuing top-tier

competition during high school and looking at furthering a sports career upon graduation, it’s best

to get them in front of team representatives at an early age. There are also plenty of camps out there

for kids who just want to learn to play golf or tennis, improve their ice skating or try out a new sport.

Art Camps

An unfortunate reality for many schools across the country is the slashing of funding for the arts.

Kids being able to express themselves through drawing and painting, acting and theatre, or music is

vital to helping create a well-rounded individual. Art camps focus on bringing out the creative side in a

young mind while also helping kids break out of their comfort zone. Theatre camps work on acting and

performing skills in a group setting and, at the end of the week, campers put on a show in front of a live

audience. Practicing an instrument alone all summer isn’t ideal, but music camps allow your musician to

get back in a group setting. Those who like to draw, paint and sculpt can learn advanced techniques from

professional artists.

Spiritual/Religious Camps

Churches were some of the first organizations to begin putting together summer camps for children,

realizing that learning about faith in an environment that also allows kids to burn off some energy, meet

new friends and be without Mom and Dad for a few days was highly beneficial. These camps are all a little

different but most incorporate teaching of the faith in dealing with everyday situations. There are Bible

study camps that are typically more faith-driven and outdoor recreation camps that tend to encourage

children to meet and interact with new kids of a similar faith. Check with your church as even if they do

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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts aren’t the only campers who can

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Kids can swim and learn to fish or canoe. Campers can practice

archery, arts and crafts, and learn to build a fire as well as other

wilderness survival skills. The YMCA is a great resource for weeklong

day camps that again focus on building new relationships,

skills and confidence. Many of these camps are also cell-phone

free, so kids learn how to put the phone and video games down

for awhile and communicate face-to-face with their peers.

Education Camps

The summer slip has been well documented as those students not

in year-round school often take a bit of a step back in the learning

process when they return to school in the fall. Summer classes

can help keep the mind sharp. Students who might be struggling

on a particular subject receive more attention from educators

allowing them a better chance at success. College-prep courses are often offered as well, and

students can study for Advanced Placement tests that, if passed, can often knock out a couple

of college credits while they are still in high school.

While these camps are all tried and true, there are also hundreds of unique experiences out

there for those looking at a new challenge or something a little more out of the box.

NASA offers Space Camps at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and also at the U.S. Space

and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Here students learn robotics and get to speak

directly with astronauts who have been to outer space.

Microsoft is offering free summer technology classes at all of its local stores. DigiGirlz Coding

is offered to girls 11 through 18 and is taught by professional women in the tech industry. Kids

ages 6 and older can learn basic coding of games like Minecraft and Harry Potter Kano.

And if you thought summer camp was only for kids, don’t worry—there is a place for grownups

too! Adults-only camps are beginning to grow in popularity as grownups look to relieve some

of their favorite childhood memories now with other adults and a different perspective on the

world. These include all your favorite camp games, crafts and activities often mixed in with a

few adult beverages as well.

No matter the camp, giving your child an opportunity to meet new friends, challenge

themselves and be on their own for a short while will be something that will likely stick with

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by boat, will delight children ages 5 (must be entering first grade in the fall) to

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Coro Mendocino

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By Marguerite Cleveland

Photos Courtesy of Kevin Brutocao, Visit Mendocino and The Testa Ranch

There is a scene at the end of the movie “A Walk in the Clouds” when a horrific fire destroys a family’s

vineyards. All is not lost with the discovery of an old root which the family will use to reestablish the

vineyards. For this wine tour of Mendocino County, the focus is on some of the original families,

the roots of the wine industry in the area. These are the fourth and fifth generations of Italian

immigrants, many growing grapes for more than 100 years. With names like Brutocao, Graziano, Parducci,

Barra and Testa, their wines reflect this heritage.

Mendocino County is a climatically diverse region bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, redwood forests

to the north and split by the Coastal Mountain Range. Within these extremes are warm valleys with lots of sun

perfect for growing grapes.

If you are a red wine lover, one of the best ways to experience Mendocino wine is with Coro Mendocino. This is

the first wine in the United States to brand itself similar to a European appellation with their strict rules. Each

wine passes through four blind tastings before it is declared worthy of the Coro Mendocino label.

“Coro was established to show off our world-class grapes and the innovative people associated with them;

generations of family farming that has since brought new farmers and ranchers to this great agricultural

community we call Mendocino County,” says Hoss Milone, winemaker for Brutocao Cellars. “Zinfandel makes

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“CORO WAS ESTABLISHED TO SHOW OFF OUR

WORLD-CLASS GRAPES AND THE INNOVATIVE

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NEW FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO THIS

GREAT AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY WE CALL

MENDOCINO COUNTY."

has a Zin blend that is Coro. Currently our 2015 vintage is for sale.

Every summer is when we release. Our next release event for the 2016

Coro is on July 16, 2019, with 11 wineries offering tastings of their own

individual Coros at the Mendocino Music Festival in the iconic Village

of Mendocino on the coast.

“The establishment of Coro started over 15 years ago when a group of

Mendocino county winemakers got together to discuss a project that

could define what Mendocino winemaking was all about. We started

with Zinfandel, but the beauty of the project has been the Old-World

varietals that are such an important part of each unique blend, and it

showcases the diversity of the grapes grown in this county,” says Steve

Brutocao, president and CEO of Brutocao Family Vineyards.

For a very authentic stay, choose the Testa House as your home during

your visit. This lovely craftsmen-style three-bedroom farmhouse was

built in 1927 by the original Italian immigrants who farmed the land.

This vintage home is filled with original features and old Testa family

photos yet has all the modern conveniences for a comfortable stay.

“Staying at our Testa House is truly something special. It is a place to get

away and relax but still feel right at home. You wake up and have your

coffee to the waterfront view and end the day with a glass of wine on

the back porch overlooking the vineyard. At Testa you are surrounded

by 106 years of history, beautiful vineyards, a working winery, old rustic

barns and our Tasting Room, which is just steps from the house. There

is truly nothing else like it," says Maria Martinson, a fourth-generation

winemaker and owner of the Testa Ranch.

Begin or end your wine tasting day at the Testa Tasting Room. At each

stop of your tasting journey, be sure and try the Coro Mendocino; these

red blends are a work of art with each winemaker showcasing their

skills. It is interesting to taste each winemaker’s Coro Mendocino and to

compare the differences. Not far from Testa are Barra of Mendocino and

Parducci tasting rooms. If you prefer to picnic at the wineries, plan to

swing by the Redwood Valley Market, a cute little local store with a deli.

After your first round of tastings head into Ukiah to School Street, which

has local boutiques and a bookstore. For lunch visit Schat's Bakery for

fresh soups, sandwiches and salads or to pick up some treats for breakfast

at the Testa House. The Bottle Shop is very popular with locals. This deli

makes great sandwiches, and don’t forget to add the Mendo mustard.

They have a variety of pasta salads and other grab-and-go items to pack

a picnic.

In the afternoon head to Hopland for some more wine tasting. Another

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The Wineries

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fourth-generation run vineyard and winery is

Brutocao Cellars. “Our long history of grape

growing and winemaking goes back 75 years when

my grandfather, Irv Bliss, first bought the property

that is now fondly called the Bliss Ranch. Every

bottle has family involvement, from my brother Len

growing the grapes, to my brother David helping

to make the wine, to myself and my nephews Ryan

and Kevin marketing and selling the finished product. It all starts in the

vineyard, and the ground is sacred to us. This is the same land that our

grandpa fell in love with; that our mom helped pick grapes on; that our

dad saw the vision and potential of and expanded our business; that my

brothers and I have continued that passion and that our children will

after us,” says Steve.

There are so many unique activities available to see and do while in the

area. Head up to Willits and catch The Skunk Train. The two-hour Wolf

Train Turn will take you into the redwood-rich Noyo River Canyon where

you will see the stately giants from the comfort of a train. Montgomery

Woods State Park is another location to see the redwoods while enjoying

a nice hike.

Also in Hopland is the Graziano family of wines. This is another old

Italian family with the fourth generation working in the company.

Graziano has a very good Coro Mendocino and four separate labels for

their wines.

For dinner a must is The Broiler Steak House in Redwood Valley. It has

been around since 1966 serving juicy steaks, seafood and other yummy

dishes. This is where the locals go for a nice meal or family celebration.

It’s just unpretentious and good. Another restaurant getting a lot of buzz

is Patrona Restaurant and Lounge. Owned by wine chefs Bridget and

Craig, the two are passionate about their community, and the menus are

based on what is available from local purveyors. Their award-winning

wine list is heavy on Mendocino County wines, which are all kept in a

temperature-controlled wine room.

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day use pass which includes the use of the famous "champagne" Vichy

Mineral Baths, Olympic-size swimming pool (in season), Hot Pool and

private 700 acres of walking and hiking trails. Picnic tables are available

throughout the grounds for guests' enjoyment. There is a waterfall onsite,

and it is spectacular this year due to all the recent rain. The Testa

House is pretty centrally located. If you wish to go further afield, Willits

is an interesting town to visit. From there you can head west to Fort Bragg

for a nice day trip to the coast.

To get to Mendocino County, fly into the San Francisco International

Airport. It is a two-and-a-half hour scenic drive that takes you over the

Golden Gate Bridge. It is about an hour further than Napa or Sonoma but

well worth the drive.

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convenience right around the corner

THREE MILE CORNER

STORE

A full service store with

something for everyone

STATION

24hr full service gas station

and truck stop

CAFE

Come enjoy great food and

amazing service

STORE HOURS:

Mon-Sat 5am-9:30pm

Sunday 6am-9:30pm

GAS | DIESEL | PROPANE

CAFE HOURS:

Mon-Sat 5am-8pm

Sunday 6am-8pm

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Your local Dining Guide

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RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS

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FRESH SPRING CHEESE

BOARD

WITH A SPARKLING GRAPEFRUIT TONIC

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Marina Gunn

@marinagunn | MarinaGunn.com

INGREDIENTS:

1 box of crackers

2 salamis of your choice (1 thin sliced and 1 thick sliced)

2 wedges of your preferred cheese (We chose a soft brie and a

mild gouda, but choose any cheese you prefer.)

1 stem of grapes (about ½ cup)

1 roma tomato, halved

½ cup strawberries, halved

½ cucumber, sliced

⅓ cup raspberries

¼ cup cherry tomatoes

¼ cup almonds

Sparkling Grapefruit Tonic

Grapefruit juice

Tonic Water

METHOD:

• Assemble platter by first washing and slicing all fruits and

vegetables.

• Add crackers in a small section, then begin adding in your larger

items first such as cheese and salami. • Continue by adding

all elements of the cheese board onto the platter. We used an

elongated wooden board to serve. Begin with small quantities on

the board and refresh during the event so all produce and salami

are fresh for your guests.

• For the sparkling grapefruit tonic, fill a glass with ice. Pour 1 part

juice to 2 parts tonic water. Stir and serve.

• Serve your fresh spring cheese board with a refreshing grapefruit

tonic and enjoy!

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GENERATIONS AT THE

HEMLOCKS

Come out to Generations at the Hemlocks' newly renovated

restaurant where you'll enjoy fine dining with the best service

in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally

grown produce, meats and wild game, as well as fresh herbs

harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday

and Saturday 4 to 9pm, Saturday brunch 9am to 1pm.

73400 Hwy 2 | Moyie Springs

208.267.4363 | HemlocksLodging.com

Facebook.com/GenerationsattheHemlocks

We Set

the Standard!

FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT

At Feist Creek Restaurant the delicious smells and warm

atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and

dinner daily, customer favorites range from their smoked

prime rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,

homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more. Full

bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own private

waterfall make this a destination spot to remember. Their winter

hours are Wednesday - Sunday noon - 9pm.

2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry

208.267.8649

Facebook.com/FeistCreekRestaurant

CHIC-N-CHOP

At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and

more, they’re open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30am to 8pm

and Sunday 6am to 2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267-2431

SOUL SHINE

Step into SoulShine, where you’ll discover different daily housemade

specials at this cozy bistro. They are committed to using

local and ethically sourced ingredients as much as possible,

so by choosing to dine at SoulShine, you’re supporting our

local farmers as well! Now serving breakfast along with their

sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and baked goods. Sit back,

relax and treat yourself to their delicious fare.

7178 Main St. | Bonners Ferry | 208.597.3326

Facebook.com/SoulShineBonnersFerry

6425 South Main Street

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.4000

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BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with

fast, friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find

hearty and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of

specialty coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry?

There's a drive-up window for your convenience. A stop at

this restaurant is a must for locals and visitors alike!

6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.1486

Facebook.com/TheBadgersDenCafe


TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a brand new restaurant where guests

will enjoy flavors from around the world in dishes made

using the freshest ingredients. With menu options ranging

from Asian salads and nachos, to unique beef and chicken

entrees, burgers, salads and desserts, there's something for

everyone! Indoor and patio seating available. Open daily

11am to 9pm.

6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.417.304

Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe

KOOTENAI RIVER KITCHEN

Kootenai River Kitchen serves organic world cuisine with

gluten-free options in their cozy space, located downtown

by the Post Office. You will find daily servings of unique

and original foods, baked goods, fresh-made juices and

delicious smoothies. Treat yourself to house-made ice

cream and frozen yogurt, buy local art or just relax over

lunch with a book or a friend. Now featuring fresh organic

breads and baked goods from Winter Ridge Natural

Foods! Open Wednesday - Friday from 11:30am - 5:30pm;

on Saturdays, find KRK at the BF Farmers Market from

8am - 1pm.

6428 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry

208.295.2185

Facebook.com/KootenaiRiverKitchen

TASTE THE NORTHWEST

JULY 11 -13, 2019

EAT FRESH

FOOD & DRINK CELEBRATION

SPOKANE VALLEY • CraveNW.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY

11

HEALTHY HABITS BEGIN HERE

Visit the Community Health Fair on May 11

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11, as you and the family

explore local health-care resources and discover ways both

young and old can remain active and healthy. After all, doesn't

everyone want to live a longer, healthier life? While we know

the answer to that is a resounding yes, the truth is not everyone

knows where to find answers to health questions or where

to find local services and support groups. That’s why this year’s Community Health Fair is the perfect opportunity to educate yourself and

take advantage of all the information available from hospital and clinic staff as well as various vendors and service providers in and around

Boundary County. The Community Health Fair will run from 9am to noon and has something for the whole family.

Sponsored by Boundary Community Clinics, the Mountain Trail Safety Clinic will include first aid demonstrations and information on hiking

and riding on the mountain bike trails. There will also be special exhibit areas that will include information on time-sensitive emergencies,

information on advance directives and what to do to be prepared in the event of an emergency.

There will be on-site health screenings available to all Boundary County residents, so come and take advantage of the many tests that are

free of charge.

Kids will enjoy an opportunity to see the Life Flight helicopter up close, and there will be the annual Family Fun Run/Walk—a 3k, 5k or 10k

event which begins at 8am. Team participation is always encouraged, and the first 70 people to register will receive a free T-shirt. There may

also be T-shirts for sale on the day of the race. The race will begin and end in front of the hospital’s emergency entrance. All participants must

register and sign a liability release form.

Pre-registration for the race begins on May 1 with entry forms available at Outpatient Services. You can also register the day of the event

beginning at 7am. For more information, go to BoundaryCommunityHospital.org.

MAY

MAY

02 02

09 &

16

Idaho Gives

You can help in supporting the causes that make Bonners

Ferry great! Idaho Gives is a statewide, 24-hour giving day

taking place on May 2, and it's all online! Visit IdahoGives.

org on May 2 and donate $10 or more to the nonprofit of

your choice. Hashtag your posts #IdahoGives when you

share your support on Facebook and Twitter.

Cheerleading Open Gym

BFHS cheerleaders and NIC cheerleaders will be demonstrating, teaching and

helping with stunting, tumbling and dance and cheer techniques at BFHS Gym 4:15

to 6pm each day.They encourage and welcome students, grades sixth through 12th,

to attend; there is no cost to participate. For more information, contact Andria at

andria.hedrick@mail.bcsd101.com.

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Bringing flavors from around

the world using local ingredients.

Open: Mon-Thurs 11am - 9pm

Fri-Sat 11am-10pm | Sun 10am-7pm

Find Us on Facebook: Two Tones Cafe

NEW at Two Tones!

• Open for Sunday Brunch in May! - Great

items on our menu from the buffet and

more.

• Bring Mom to Two Tones for Mother’s Day-

Watch our Facebook page for a very special

Mother’s Day menu.

• The outdoor patio will be opening soon.

Join the fun and enter for a chance to win in

our Name the Patio contest!

• Check Out Our Daily Specials - Featured

on Facebook. “Like” our page so you don’t

miss out!

208.417.3040 6536 Main Street Bonners Ferry, ID

The Pearl Presents...

REEL STARS

OF THE PEARL

Film is a vital part of The Pearl Theater’s mission!

Your donations will help fund our brand new

movie projector and ensure that The Pearl can

continue to provide our community with movies

and other film entertainment. All donations

are gratefully appreciated, and Reel Stars will

have their names printed on a commemorative

poster displayed at The Pearl.

HERE’S HOW:

• Donate $500 or more and get your name

on a director’s chair!

• Donate $100 and your name will be

featured in a larger square of film strip.

• Donated $25 and you’ll be immortalized

in a square of smaller film strip.

Your Contribution is Tax Deductible - Thank You for Your Support!

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MAY

MAY

MAY

03 08 11

Live Music at The Springs: Tom

Burr

Head to The Springs at Kootenai River Inn

Casino and Spa and enjoy the talented Tom

Burr as he performs his folk, rock-inspired

music live 6 to 9pm. In addition to the music,

there will also be great specials available

in The Springs to enjoy dinner during his

performance. KootenaiRiverInn.com

MAY

16-

18

33rd Annual Lost in the '50s

This is a Sandpoint community favorite not to be

missed! This year's event will once again feature terrific

musical acts each night with concerts and dances. The

three-day event includes Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, Charlie

Thomas and the Drifters, Freddie Cannon, Rocky and

the Rollers, and Little Anthony and The Imperials, a

vintage car parade, street dances, show and dance, car

show and more! Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s.

MAY

26

Boundary County Diabetes

Education Support Group

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or

pre-diabetes, it’s important to have support

from other people with the disease. Join the

Boundary County Diabetic Education Support

Group at 1pm in the Panhandle Health

Meeting Room at 7402 Caribou Street. Anyone

is welcome, including family members and

caregivers. Call 208.267.3141 Ext. 4235 for

more information.

MAY

17&

18

Plant Sale

The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter invites the

community to join them at Bonners Ferry High

School the weekend of May 17 and 18, 9am to 5pm

on both days. Choose from an incredible selection

including lots of flowers, hanging baskets, herbs,

succulents, bedding plants and more. Find more

on Facebook.

MAY

27-

31

Mother's Day at the Farmers

Market

Join the Bonners Ferry Farmers Market 8am to 1pm at

the City Parking Lot for this free Mother's Day event.

Saturday, May 11, the Farmers Market will have its

master gardeners on hand helping kids to plant a flower

for Mom. Plants, dirt and containers will be provided.

Be sure to visit the market every Saturday through

October. BonnersFerryFarmersMarket.org

MAY

18

Bird Walk

Join The Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife

Refuge 9 to 11am for their monthly Bird Walk.

The group will meet at the Refuge Education

Barn at 9am. Be sure to come prepared and

dressed for any weather: wear warm clothes and

boots, bring water, binoculars, scope (optional)

and Bird ID book. For additional information,

call the Refuge office at 208.267.3888.

FriendsofKootenaiNationalWildlifeRefuge.org

JUNE

01

Celebrate America

Memorial Day Weekend, Bonners Ferry

Community Orchestra will present an exciting

program of patriotic music that celebrates the

liberty we enjoy. Join them at Becker Auditorium

at Bonners Ferry High School at 3pm. The

performance is free to attend. Contact Glenda

Novinger at 208.597.1118 or novingerpiano@

gmail.com for more information.

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BFHS Cheerleading Tryouts

Bonners Ferry High School Cheerleading

Tryouts will be held May 27 through 31 after

school in the gym. There will be a meeting

Thursday, May 23, to discuss requirements

and answer any additional questions. For

more information, contact Andria at andria.

hedrick@mail.bcsd101.com.

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20th Annual Borders 3

Jamboree

Join the Rod Benders Car Club Saturday, June 1, am

to 4pm, for their 20th annual Borders 3 Jamboree

in Downtown Bonners Ferry! Bring the family out

for a fun community day and lots of classic cars!

Those who would like to register their car for the

show can do so starting at 7am. Games for the kids

start at noon, and awards ceremony begins around

2. All funds raised go back into our community.

IdahoRodBenders.com


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