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Let’s talk countertops. One of my favorite upgrades in
any kitchen or bathroom often starts with countertops.
Nowadays there are so many options out there you can
choose almost any look, but all countertop surfaces are
not created the same!
Stone countertops are very popular and often go with the rustic
interiors we favor here in North Idaho. Stone ranges in all kinds
of looks and colors, from super-simple Absolute Black, to classic
Carrara Marble, to swirly-twirly Typhoon Bordeaux. As well, the
surface of stone can be polished, honed or even leathered, creating
options within options, which can be even more daunting when
it comes to the selection process. However, I will say this: Often
when it comes to natural stone, and granite in particular, my
clients experience something akin to love at first sight—they’ll see
a slab and just know that that is the rock they want in their house.
Stone is quarried all over the world, but there are several talented
fabricators and sales centers right here in the surrounding area.
Natural stone is dug out of the quarry, then split into manageable
slabs, then sent to local distributors (ours are mainly in Spokane)
and then purchased by the fabricator, who cuts it to size, adds
details like edging and specific cuts, and then it is installed. It is a
tedious process that is all the more difficult because the fabricators
are working with massive slabs that weigh thousands of pounds
and can break easier than you might think!
Quartz is fabricated roughly the same way as granite, but it is a
man-made substance, not pure stone like granite. It’s called quartz
because the manufacturers take quartz rough material, grind it
down finely, and mix it with binders and pigments to get an end
product. It can look wild with lots of variation, or subtle with little
to no variation, and can go with a variety of interiors. Many people
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granite, but often times, that is not the case
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Because it is man-made, the material is
only as good as its manufacturing process,
and different manufacturers have different
processes. A good fabricator or sales center
can help you determine the right quartz brand
for you, as they often have their favorites that
they have good working history with.
There is also tried-and-true laminate, which
has come a long way since the glossy blue
marbled look of 1985! The new laminate
materials from Wilsonart and Formica are
gorgeous—some of them look very close to
natural stone, and others looking sleek and
ready for an uber-modern interior. Edging
has also improved. Gone are the days when
wood or laminate tape was the only option
for countertop edging. Integrated Corian
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seamless rolled edges as well.
In addition, there are new composites
like Dekton, which works for both indoor
and outdoor use and is very dense, and
fun, environmentally friendly options like
compressed paper, which comes in a variety
of colors and looks like stone or even leather.
I’ve done Terrazzo countertops, concrete
countertops and even natural Linoleum
countertops. All of them are different and
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Tools are Great for Father’s Day—and for Investors
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If you’re a dad, you may well be pleased
to unwrap some tools as Father’s Day
gifts. Of course, it might be a stereotype
that all men are handy at repairs; women
certainly can be every bit as good when it
comes to building and fixing things. In fact, the
construction process is valuable for anyone to
learn, and the same skills that go into creating
and mending physical objects also can be
applied to financial projects, such as working
toward a comfortable retirement.
Here are a few of those skills:
• Diagnosing the challenge - A good
craftsperson knows that the first step toward
accomplishing any outcome is to assess the
challenge. So, for example, if you want to build
some bookshelves right into the wall, you’ll
need to locate the wall studs, determine if you
have adequate space for the shelving you want
and allow room for future expansion. Similarly,
if you want to retire at a certain age, you need
to consider the key variables: your current and
future income (How much can you count on
from your retirement plans?), where you’ll
live (Will you downsize or relocate? Will you
rent or own a house or condominium?) and
what you’ll do as a retiree (Will you travel
extensively or stick close to home? Will you
do some type of work for pay or pursue your
hobbies and volunteer?).
• Assembling the right tools and materials -
To put together your bookshelf, you will need
the right tools—saw, hammer, drill, sander
and so on—and the right building materials—
plywood, nails, screws, glue, brackets, moldings
and so on. And to work toward a comfortable
retirement, you’ll also need the right tool in the
form of a long-term financial strategy based on
your specific retirement goals, risk tolerance
and time horizon, along with the appropriate
materials—the mix of investments you use
to carry out that strategy. These investments
include those you’ve placed in your IRA,
your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored
retirement plan, and those held outside your
formal retirement accounts. Ideally, you want
a diversified mix of investments capable of
providing growth potential over time within
the context of your individual risk tolerance.
• Review your work - Once you’ve finished
your bookshelf, you occasionally may need
to make some minor adjustments or repairs
in response to slippage, cracks or other issues
that can develop over time. As an investor, you
also may need to tweak your financial strategy
periodically and adjust your investment
mix—not necessarily because something is
broken but to accommodate changes in your
life, such as a new job, new family situation
and new goals. Furthermore, over time, your
risk tolerance may change, and this needs
to be reflected in your array of investments.
Consequently, conducting an annual portfolio
review with your financial professional should
be a priority.
Tools are a big deal on Father’s Day. But the
construction-related tasks they represent,
physically and symbolically, go beyond any one
holiday and can be used by anyone interested
in working toward a solid financial future.
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TIPS FOR THE TRAIL
What you should know before beginning your adventure
By Deb Duwe, MA- KPA-CTP
A FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS
WHERE A HANDSHAKE
Seals the Deal
More pets and their families are
heading to the trails like never
before, especially after the
long North Idaho winter. How
can they help keep the trails enjoyable for
everyone? Here are a few tips:
1. Be Prepared - Things to carry on the trail:
cell phone, “poop” bags, leash and, last but not
least, doggie treats to reward your amazing
pooch for calm manners on the trail!
2. To Leash or Not to Leash - Know your
leash laws, or, if dogs are allowed at all. This
will help eliminate confusion and frustration
when taking your dog out, whether in town,
to city parks or on the trails.
My dogs eagerly check in by my side (on or
off leash) when I reward them with yummy
treats. A 6-foot leash keeps them close when
there's lots of trail traffic. I use a 15-footlong
line when the trail or walkway is not as
3. Greeting People and Dogs - How much
socialization and interaction should happen
between dogs, their people, and non-pet
people? That depends on the walker, the
canine personalities involved, and if they
clash. Some examples include happy overexcited
pooch, nervous Nellie, I don't want
to be bothered with you and sometimes Cujo
lookalike. You'll need to determine what type
your pet can mesh with. Early communication
with others on the trail can be super helpful.
Some dogs may be in training and their pet
parents may not want your dog approaching
4. Trail Goals - Make your goals realistic.
As a trainer and owner, my primary purpose
on the trail is to allow exploration of other
environments, exercise and to practice calm
behaviors in various social situations. Trail
walks can also be a perfect time to reinforce
the attention on me and not the other dogs.
I teach a "look" cue—when my canine's eyes
meet mine he is rewarded with a yummy treat.
This can be an excellent distraction while we
calmly walk past another dog. The greatest
skill for your dog during a walk is paying
attention to you with the reward being polite
behavior and a closer relationship.
5. Trail Etiquette:
• Leashed or unleashed, have your dog under
voice control. Teach them sit, stay, down, leave
it, come, off—it could save their lives.
• Yield to other walkers, bikers or families
• Respect the space of others, be it dogs or
people. Ask for permission if your dog can
greet another dog or person.
• Advocate for your canine. It is appropriate
to politely ask another owner to recall their
dog or place them on a leash as you pass. That
way it becomes a pleasurable experience for all
Walking the beautiful North Idaho trails is a
pet parent's dream. Canine companions thrive
on daily exercise and fresh air, and every walk
has the potential to strengthen the pet's social
skills and family bonding. Enhance your
training skills and develop reliable, safe trail
behaviors for the thrill of enjoying nature with
your best friend.
Debra Duwe, MA- KPA-CTP is a certified
professional dog trainer by Karen Pryor
Academy. She offers in-home private lessons
and classes at North Idaho Animal Hospital.
Deb focuses on positive reinforcement and
the powerful human/animal bond. Cell/text
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These daylighting basics will help you find the
best system for your space.
1. Daylighting systems bring true natural
light into your home
First, let’s talk about what daylighting systems
are, because there are many lighting options
available today that claim to provide natural
daylight. These lightbulbs that are labeled as
“daylight” are designed to mimic natural light
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true sources of natural light.
Solatube Daylighting Systems, on the other
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room in your home. They are also leak-proof
plus more cost-effective and time-effective
than traditional skylights that are built into the
use less energy, daylighting systems also cut
down on utility costs. You’ll save money even
taking installation costs into consideration in
the long run.
3. Daylighting systems are designed to
maintain brightness, even in corners
Traditional skylights can provide natural
lighting, but these structures are limited and
not possible for all rooms in the home. New
daylighting systems can be installed for any
interior. Plus, the Spectralight Infinity Tubing
is designed using the most reflective materials
and in configurations that allow all areas of
the room to be bright, including hard-to-reach
4. Accessories are available to help your
daylighting system meet your needs exactly
Every interior is different, and that’s why
daylighting systems can be modified with
accessories to fit your needs. Whether you’re
looking for a solar-powered nightlight solution,
a dimmer add-on or a ventilation component
for rooms like the bathroom, there’s an
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Coeur d’Alene welcomes
By Patty Hutchens
half Ironman, the Coeur d’Alene Ironman 70.3 is
scheduled for Sunday, June 30, and promises to be both
a challenge and a thrill for participants, while offering
spectators an opportunity to witness
some of the world’s greatest athletes.
The 70.3 is in reference to the total distance
covered in the event—a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile
bike ride and a 13.1-mile run, each being half the
distance of an Ironman Triathlon.
For participants, the 2019 Ironman 70.3 in Coeur
d’Alene will offer 40 qualifying spots to participate
in the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in
Nice, France, and it also offers a venue that keeps
participants coming back time and time again.
Some of the feedback includes comments such as these:
“The course and organization was amazing and so enjoyable, the
venue was beautiful and fun, and the town was fantastic. Pretty sure
this is my favorite IRONMAN 70.3 experience of the 11 I’ve done.”
THE 2019 IRONMAN 70.3
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“There is a lot of heart in Coeur d’Alene, and I’ve seen it grow into
a triathlon community that supports biking and sports as part of
“With so much experience hosting the
IRONMAN here, it’s clear this town knows what
it’s doing. My wife and I loved the small-town
vibe and chill vacation.”
It takes over 1,500 volunteers to support this event
and help make it a success. If people are interested
in volunteering, they should contact the volunteer
director, Dani Zibell-Wolfe, at cdavolunteers@
ironman.com. There are opportunities for kids
under 18 to volunteer as well including at the run
aid stations, general swim area and bike check-in
Mark your calendar for June 30 to come on out to support these
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CAR D’LANE CELEBRATES ITS 29TH YEAR
BY DAN THOMPSON
PHOTOS BY JAMIE SEDLMAYER
that’s what I
love about it.
With the loud
noises and the
jobs, you don’t
have to know
about cars to
Like many origin stories, that of Car d’Lane
starts with a small idea.
In 1990, Idaho’s centennial year, a group
from Southern Idaho was coming up as part
of the celebration, touring the state in their classic
cars. Dennis LeKander, a Coeur d’Alene downtown
businessman, got together with a few others and
wondered how they might welcome this contingent.
LeKander owned a classic car business.
“I called as many car people as I could think of and
asked them to bring their cars downtown, and (said)
we’ll park our cars downtown and welcome them to
Coeur d’Alene,” said LeKander.
He asked the touring group to gather on the east end
of Sherman Avenue and to drive in at the same time. It
got a little publicity, he said.
“It turned out to be a neat deal, and from that point on
the Downtown Association decided to do it again the
following year,” LeKander said. “It took off from there.”
Thus was born Car d’Lane, which this year celebrates
its 29th anniversary, with a cruise through Downtown
Coeur d’Alene from 6 to 9pm on Friday, June 14. The
next day, from 8am to 4pm, owners host the Show
and Shine, where visitors can ask questions about the
vehicles, check out the cars and also get food and drink
from local vendors. Both events are free to attend.
“The car demographic, that is a smaller group of
people we tap into, and those are the people that show
their cars,” said Emily Boyd, event coordinator for the
Downtown Association. “I’m not really a car person,
but anyone can enjoy Car d’Lane, and that’s what I love
about it. With the loud noises and the fancy paint jobs,
you don’t have to know everything about cars to enjoy
The event has grown to host car owners from across
the country and has become a major event for the
Downtown Association, Boyd said. Some who show
cars do so at a number of events in the region, making
Car d’Lane one of their stops along the way, she said,
and that is to the city’s benefit.
“Just having an event for the community to attend is
a really big deal, but for the restaurants and bars, Car
d’Lane (has) a significant impact,” she said.
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This will be the second year the event will go on without the North Idaho
Classics Car Club, which co-sponsored it until a contract dispute ended
Saturday’s festivities also include a Young Builder section into which
builders 25 years old and younger can enter their car or automotiverelated
There are a number of other awards up for grabs, including “Best of ”
awards for each decade. Cars and trucks built as recently as 1980 are
allowed to enter.
Brad Enders at Classic Garage in Coeur d’Alene has been participating in
the event since he was a teenager. Classic Garage, located at 1710 North
Fourth Street, opens up for a garage tour before Friday’s cruise so people
can come see the two dozen or so cars it currently has in the shop.
Enders grew up working on cars because his dad owned a body shop, he
said, and so cars just resonated with him.
“I fell in love with the hobby when I was 14 years old,” Enders said. “My
grandparents gave me a ’62 T-Bird.”
He still has that Ford Thunderbird. When his dad passed away 10 years
ago, he turned his hobby into Classic Garage, which he operates in a
space rented from LeKander. He has gradually expanded it, taking over
other parts of the large building as the work of Classic Garage grew.
Part of the appeal of car shows is those memories, Enders said, and that’s
what makes them more than just a niche event.
“I think it brings back memories. There are collectors who have old cars,
but there’s also a group of people (who are) not interested in owning an
old car, but it brings back memories of their childhood: Their parents
had one or the car that they drove,” Enders said. “They may not have
any interest in owning a ’51 Packard, but when they see it, it brings back
memories of their childhood. So it hits on everybody, not just people that
are interested in cars.”
In order to be considered “classic,” a car needs to be at least 25 years old,
which explains the presence of a ’91 Chevrolet S10 Blazer that is currently
a project at Classic Garage. Some vehicles gain popularity as they age—
sometimes because they are rarer or have a feature that few others do.
Last year’s Car d’Lane added another nostalgic element: the Retro Studio
pin-up contest, which invites women of all ages and sizes to do up their
hair and makeup. It will be back for a second year.
The cruise on Friday will travel through downtown mostly along Sherman
and Lakeside avenues. The show on Saturday will occupy sections of
Front Avenue as well as Sherman—a fitting spot considering the original
event drove cars down that same road.
“It’s not at some fairgrounds. It’s downtown,” LeKander said, “and I think
it’s a good deal for the car people and a good deal for Coeur d’Alene.”
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who are willing to go above and beyond to best educate their patients when it
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At Kootenai Family Dental, Alexis is joined by Dr. Marie Smith and Dr.
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people who always put the patient first, no matter what.
Services offered include everything from: routine exams and cleanings,
extractions, snoring prevention and emergency dental care, bridges,
fillings, implants, dentures, root canals, veneers, Invisalign® and more.
When it comes to what they find most rewarding about the work they do,
it’s being able to change someone’s life and give them a reason to smile.
“So many people come into our office and they are scared, nervous or
dreading the experience,” says Alexis. “When you’re able to help that
person relax, help them smile for the first time in years, give them a
confidence boost or just simply make them laugh—that’s why we do it.”
Alexis and her husband Nick, who manages the office at Kootenai Family
Dental, moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2012 from Billings, Montana. They
were in search of a practice and found just what they were looking for at
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A big part of Kootenai Family Dental is community service. They are
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With a passion for community service and working with people, the team
at Kootenai Family Dental firmly believes that if they take care of their
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Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm.
Across the country, our nation will
be celebrating its 243rd birthday
come July 4 with parades, barbecues,
remembrance and, of course, lots
of fireworks. It’s a time for the nation to come
together in celebration, putting aside our differing
opinions and beliefs so we can be thankful for
the freedoms we are blessed with because of
the sacrifices of so many. These liberties are the
core of American identity and something that
should be celebrated and cherished. With the
fourth coming on a Thursday, many will take
the opportunity for a nice four-day weekend
to relieve some stress, have fun and enjoy
the beautiful summer weather of the Inland
Northwest. Communities all throughout the
region host celebrations throughout the day
and some extending into the weekend. If you’re
looking for a new view of an explosive night sky,
don’t be afraid to check out what some of your
neighboring communities have to offer.
Harrison might be home to only a few hundred
people, but you would never know it after seeing
the town’s annual celebration firsthand. Located
right on the water, Harrison is extremely popular
with boaters who enjoy the very southern end of
Lake Coeur d’Alene. Many dock their boats and
take the short walk uphill into town for food
and drink, while kids can splash in the protected
beach adjacent to the marina. There will be
vendors and food available in the City Park from
2 to 6pm, and Jam Shack will be providing the
live music. Bring your bikes and enjoy a ride
along the lakeside Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s
before settling in at dusk for the show. Families
enjoy the view from City Park while boaters line
up outside the marina for an up-close view of the
grand fireworks display.
One of the largest fireworks displays in the
Panhandle can be viewed from Downtown
Coeur d’Alene, but not before a whole day of fun
in the sun. The Chamber of Commerce puts on
a parade beginning at 10am. The route starts
at 15th and Sherman and ends at Government
Way. If you want to participate, registration is
open until June 21. The Chamber is also taking
donations to help keep the fireworks display big
and bright. After the parade, make your way
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to City Park for an all-day festival with food
and drink, live entertainment and plenty of
playground space for the kiddos.
The Sandpoint Lions Club, as it has for the last
several decades, proudly sponsors the Fourth
of July activities in Sandpoint, which include
a children’s parade and the grand parade
through the streets of Downtown Sandpoint.
The children’s parade will begin at 9am
followed by the Grand Parade at 10am. And
it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without the
fabulous fireworks show, which will take place
at dusk on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille at
City Beach. For those who purchased raffle
tickets from one of the Lion’s Club members
in May and June, they can see if they are the
winner of one of the five big prizes, which will
be announced at City Beach after the parade.
Stage performances will keep you entertained
in the afternoon, and all the wonderful patios
will be open for food and drink. During the
day you can hang out at City Beach, go for a
hike, go out on the water for a ride or enjoy a
meal at one of the fabulous restaurants in and
If you want to get a little exercise on
Independence Day and take in some incredible
sights, head down to the Circling Raven Golf
Course for a round. The Independence Day
Shotgun Start begins at 2pm and tee times are
just $75, plus, you’ll save $15 off your greens
fees for wearing red, white and blue. Players
also receive $15 in extra play cash at the casino.
There will be food and drink specials across
the property and a magnificent fireworks
display at dusk.
Bayview Daze was started by a group of
ladies, BAB (Bayview, Athol, Belmont Ladies
Group), to sell their crafts and bring people
into Bayview several years ago. Bayview Daze
is continued and sponsored by the Bayview
Chamber of Commerce. Fireworks were added
to the festivities, as well as a Street Parade. Donations for the display are
provided by the local community, visitors to the area and local businesses.
This year the celebration will be on July 6. Bayview starts the day with an
old-fashioned “let’s have fun” Street Parade at 11am, featuring Uncle Sam
and his Bucket Brigade. At 9pm an informal Lighted Boat Parade starts
their procession around Scenic Bay with fireworks to follow at 10pm. The
weekend starts with the Chamber’s Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast
at the Bayview Community Center at 8am July 4. Bayview Marinas run the
vendor portion of the event, the Street Fair starts on July 5 and runs through
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, claim your spot and enjoy a relaxing
afternoon in Pavilion Park before the sky lights up just after dusk. The
Liberty Lake Kiwanis will be serving up snacks and treats all afternoon,
so stop by and enjoy a cold soda and grilled burger or dog. Live music,
courtesy of Friends of Pavilion Park, will begin at 6pm leading up to the big
display. Fireworks are launched from the Diamonds baseball field, so even if
you can’t snag a seat in the park, they are easily viewed throughout the city.
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If you are simply too eager to wait for the 4th of July or just looking for as
many exploding mortars as you can, then get your tickets for the Spokane
Indians on Wednesday, July 3. The Indians take on the Salem-Keizer
Volcanoes with first pitch at 6:30pm. The game-day program will feature
Independence Day themes throughout the game including special-edition
hats fans can bid on. Proceeds from this auction go to the Fairchild Force
Support Squadron. Fans will be treated to a fireworks display immediately
following the game, win or lose!
Riverfront Park, Spokane
Spokane’s iconic park is still undergoing its full facelift, but that won’t be
stopping one of the largest 4th of July gatherings in the area. Much of the
park is now reopened, and if you haven’t had a chance to see it up close,
this is a great time. Live music gets going at noon and continues right up
until it’s time to light up the sky. Group performers will also take the stage.
A central area featuring crafts and food is available all day and local brewer
No-Li will be hosting a beer garden for those 21 and older. The fireworks go
off at 10pm over the Spokane River Gorge, which provides a great backdrop.
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senior at Coeur d’Alene High
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with include tennis, soccer, ballet, cross
country and track, but it is tennis and soccer
that she has chosen to focus on in her high
As a testimony to her leadership skills, Sarah
was captain of both the varsity soccer and
tennis teams this past year.
“My club soccer team placed second in
nationals in the summer of 2018,” said Sarah
of one of her athletic achievements. She
also participated in the Junior Olympics for
tennis, winning the gold medal.
But it’s not just in athletics where Sarah finds
success; she has also been on the honor roll
all four years of high school and was a DECA
national qualifier both her junior and senior
With graduation upon her, Sarah shares
that her plans include attending Boise State
University in the fall where she will study
nursing with a goal of becoming a pediatric
While Sarah received several offers to play
soccer at the collegiate level, she is instead
choosing to focus on her academics. “I may
revisit participating in collegiate tennis or
soccer depending on academic demands at
college,” she said.
While Sarah admits it was challenging at
times to continue to excel at a competitive
level when faced with a recurring ankle
injury, it did not stop her from enjoying the
camaraderie and competitiveness that come
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it, blow it off and move forward,” she said.
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senior at Lake City High School,
Cameron Johnson is passionate
about golf, and it’s a passion he
intends to carry on when he
continues his education at the collegiate level.
Cameron has won three tournaments as an
individual this year and has placed second on
“Next year I will be attending Spokane
Community College on a golf scholarship,”
said Cameron of his future plans.
Cameron is also an honor roll student who
has maintained above a 3.5 GPA throughout
high school. His plan is to major in education
and one day teach math.
“I would also like to become a golf coach,” he
When one shows success as Cameron has,
it does not come without challenges. For
Cameron, that challenge has come in the
form of being able to consistently shoot low
scores—but he believes that is changing.
“It is very hard to shoot low (scores) often,
and I haven’t always done that,” said Cameron.
“My game is now to the point where I feel like
I will shoot low every day.”
Cameron shares that what he enjoys most
about golf is that there is both a team and
“I think it’s cool that at every tournament I
can go out there and win a tournament and
also have my team win as well,” he said.
Over the years, Cameron said his coach has
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As a child growing up in small-town California, Gary Watson
liked to bury treasure.
The treasures he buried were rocks, ones he painted with
paint from his parents’ auto body shop. But one thing about the paint—
specifically the lid of the paint can—always bothered him: It just never
“At a very young age I noticed that the silver and gold paint cans had a
shiny top, but the paint that came out didn’t look like that. It’s still like
that today,” Watson said from his home in Spirit Lake, Idaho. “I was
always disappointed with the way my rocks looked compared to the cap.”
Watson went on to work in a couple different body shops, and it wasn’t
until he was 30 years old—25 years after his initial disappointment—that
he finally found what he was looking for: chrome paint.
“I saw a TV car show and they had a little blurb (about the paint),” Watson
said. “They chromed a Nerf football … that’s what I always wanted paint
to look like. I wanted it to look like the cap.”
For the last 14 years, Watson has made chrome painting a career. And for
the last two of those, he has worked out of a workshop in Spirit Lake. He,
Kristin (his wife) and their two sons moved up to Idaho to get away from
the intensity of Los Angeles, a move that Watson said will add a decade
to his life.
He was busy in Los Angeles, most certainly. Watson is one of the best—
perhaps the best—chrome painters in the world. No longer burying
hand-painted rocks in the dirt, Watson now has work displayed on six
different continents in personal or public showrooms, including the
Guggenheim in New York City.
None of the pieces start as his own, which is what might be odd about
the work he does. Artists will send him projects—like the 3-foot-tall
melting blow pop he received from artist Desire Obtain Cherish—for
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him to paint for them. He does so, sends them back, and the artist sells or
displays them, often not crediting him (though D.O.C. does) for the work
he did, which is all part of the deal.
That becomes the trouble, too, with self-promotion, because Watson isn’t
usually allowed to post photos or take credit for the work he does. He
relies on a whisper-quiet word of mouth to find work—or by working
with the same clients time and again.
A painter at heart, Watson has carved out another niche: 3-foot tall
sculptures, painted in chrome, to look like superheroes. He had one in his
workshop that was ready: an Ironman statue, from which he gently eased
off the chest plate and other pieces. This will go to the family collection of
the late Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics. This replica will tour various
comic conventions across the world, Watson said.
“I’m a car guy, and about 10 years ago somebody sent me a Silver Surfer
comic statue, and that’s what got the ball rolling with these comic book
statues,” Watson said. “They’re not toys. … These are man-cave pieces.”
Expensive ones, too. Each one is worth thousands of dollars. Watson
estimates he has made thousands of such statues.
The process of chroming a surface is really just painting, but there’s little
room for error if it’s going to look perfect at the end. Watson starts by
applying a white base coat of automotive paint. If he touches it or gets any
specks on it, imperfections can’t be polished out.
They need to dry for 24 hours, and then he adds a water-based chrome
paint—there’s actually no chromium or any other heavy metals in it—and
from there he can add colored paints on top of it, which is how he can get
all the tones in the Ironman statue.
Watson grew up working in a body shop, which meant he did lots of
painting. That became a skill that made him particularly well-suited for
working with chrome. The transition to full-time work went well. Within
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attention, in 2005, a producer from MTV
called to see if he could paint the car on
“Pimp My Ride.”
Then, a few years later, Watson learned
about a Ford Motor Company project called
the Dollar Car. The concept is that Ford will
sell a car for $1 so long as they can use it
promotionally. In addition to its line of dragracing
cars, Ford also had a program for
custom cars, so Watson put in a proposal for
a Mustang GT. Ford chose it, and his car won
Best in Show for Outstanding Achievement
in Design—out of 4,800 participants—at the
2010 SEMA show in Vegas.
Those two spotlights led to lots more work,
he said, and he’s been busy ever since. But
eventually, he and his family were ready for
a quieter life, so they moved to Idaho.
The rat-race of Los Angeles was killing me,”
Watson said. “I knew cars weren’t going to
follow me, but the comic book statues and
the artwork, nine times out of 10, it shows
up in the mail.”
So far, that plan has worked just fine. Watson
has a skill that very few people have at the
level he has it. He is also looking to create
projects of his own, start to finish, and the
last couple years he has worked on a few
different ideas in the hopes of finding a
niche, art that, when asked about it, he can
answer, “Yes, I made that,” rather than just
“Yes, I painted that.”
“I’m trying to create my own artwork, but
anything you see here is manufactured,” he
said inside his workshop. “My claim to fame
is paint. I’m a painter.”
Right now he has settled on chroming items
from nature. He held up a section of bark,
about a foot square and 2-inches deep, the
bark’s surface painted in chrome.
“The concept is man always trying to
make things perfect and flawless and even
willing to mess with nature, so it’ll be this
combination of something man made with
natural,” Watson said.
He is also enjoying the space he has in Idaho,
a 10-acre plot where he is raising chickens
and experimenting with rock gardens and
other outdoor pursuits, as he continues to
fuel his passion through his painting in the
workshop a few yards away.
“I can’t say how much I love it here,” he said.
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BY KAYE THORNBRUGH
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NIC provides a complete indoor and outdoor recreational experience such as climbing wall passes
available for purchase at the Student Wellness and Recreation Center on campus.
From the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene
to the stacks of Molstead Library, North
Idaho College offers a range of resources
for the community.
“Our mission is to get folks into the outdoors
and appreciating what we have here,” said NIC
Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Jacob Rothrock—
whether those people are NIC students or
members of the community.
NIC provides a complete indoor and outdoor
recreational experience. Community members
can take advantage of boat and paddleboard
rentals at Yap-Keehn-Um Beach, as well as
purchase climbing wall passes at the Student
Wellness and Recreation Center on campus.
Youth camps give kids the opportunity to sample
a range of outdoor activities at an affordable price,
and adults can take advantage of lessons for all
“I love being a resource for people who are trying
to plan their own adventure,” Rothrock said.
North Idaho College also brings in expert
speakers to enrich community events.
“It makes the community stronger,” said Josh
Misner, a communication instructor with NIC
whose writing has been published by Time
Magazine and The Huffington Post. He’s often
asked to speak as an expert on a range of subjects,
from fatherhood to social media.
“We’re providing a service to the community, not
only through educating students but by doing
community outreach,” he said.
Community colleges like NIC occupy a unique
space, Misner said: Rather than focusing solely
on students, they’re able to engage with and offer
resources to a bigger population. Expert speakers
are part of that.
On a personal level, he said it’s a privilege to share
his knowledge and expertise with his students
and with the community at large.
“I’m so glad our community has so many of these
resources,” he said. “We can tap into local experts
who have the answers.”
Accessible to students and community members
alike, the NIC Venture Network is a hub of campus
resources dedicated to helping entrepreneurs at
all stages of their journeys.
“This is a one-stop shop for your business needs,”
said Ryan Arnold, NIC director of Regional
Students can earn certificates in entrepreneurship
or associate degrees in business leadership at
NIC. Entrepreneurs can receive free, confidential
coaching, as well as affordable training at the
North Idaho Small Business Development
Center, or unlock their creativity at Gizmo-CDA.
The college library also provides free resources to
help grow a business.
“Our students can leave the classroom and have
connections for how to continue that business
idea,” Arnold said.
Conversations about modern entrepreneurship
often involve software or tech companies, he said,
but physical products are just as important. To
that end, beginning in 2020, the Venture Center
will also include a rapid prototype lab with inhouse
design assistance, fabrication tools and
“In the makerspace, we have hobbyists, but we
also have people who are chasing their business
dreams,” Arnold said. “We see a lot of people
who we wouldn’t normally see on a community
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NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART
Things to know to avoid running injuries
By Ryan Egan, Licensed Joint and Movement Specialist
As we approach summer, trail-running and road-running shoes
are swapped for mud boots. As trails dry out from mud season,
summer mountain exploration begins!
Unfortunately, most runners are severely under equipped for
the miles they seek, leading to an onslaught of running injuries and overuse
issues. Everything from plantar fasciitis and IT band syndrome to knee pain
and low back issues, running is not for the faint at heart!
My mentor, who trains the world’s elite soccer clubs, says, “You don’t run to
get in shape, you have to be in shape to run.” Albeit a bit cheeky but very true,
since nearly 80 percent of people getting their miles in this spring will sustain
some sort of injury.
There are, however, some simple, easy changes to employ if you want
to upgrade your running performance and decrease the likelihood of
unnecessary and very common injuries.
First thing is to ditch the heel strike and begin landing on the mid foot with a
slightly positive shin angle. Heel striking dramatically increases forces when
landing and essentially acts upon the body like a brake. Heel striking also
limits the loading potential of the powerful lower leg. Landing on the heel is
also a huge contributor to shin splints as the toes “slap” down when fatigue
Second, ditch the fancy footwear. Your shoes are not the issue, your foot and
ankle are. Finding a slightly more low-profile shoe can give you better feel,
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lower your ankles’ center of gravity—which can reduce
ankle sprains—and help you change to a more appropriate
mid-foot strike. Honestly, fancy shoes were made so people
could run farther and bypass the natural feedback loop of
sore paws. This is a classic example trying to obtain fitness
without the necessary foot and ankle health to withstand
the mileage it takes to “get fit.”
Third, practice some running skill work. Running is a
single-leg activity, meaning that all of the work is being
done by one leg at a time in alternating fashion. On the
other side, all the force absorption, and energy recycling, is
also done on one leg. So learning to be balanced, and equal,
by engaging in running skill work can help you not run like
you have one flat tire.
Fourth is joint mobility work. Most people lack the simple
foot, ankle and hip prerequisites to hurdle themselves
through space one leg at a time. Limitations in and around
the foot are the biggest contributor to faulty mechanics and
injury-prone movement flaws.
Lastly, practice smarter movement-based warmups that
engage the entire body, and better strength training,
learning key strength-training exercises to strengthen the
hips, knees, ankles, feet and the core. These can be done
during non-running days and can really aid in unnecessary
One thing to keep in mind is that a single strike of a
person’s running stride can carry nearly six times their
body weight in force. Meaning a 150-pound person creates
nearly a half-ton of force each strike. It’s no wonder injuries
are so prevalent.
Most people don’t set themselves in a field to rust out and
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the tolls of life accumulate and are not paid, eventually the
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WHAT IT IS AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM IT
By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician
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Summer is in full swing, and we are all
rushing outside to soak up the warmer
temperatures and the sunshine! After being
covered up all winter it feels great to shed
the layers and warm up. But don’t run out into
the sunshine without the proper consideration for
your skin. Not only will you be more susceptible
to burn, certain products in your skin-care routine
or medications you take can cause photosensitivity.
Let’s talk about what photosensitivity is, what
causes it and how to avoid it.
in your skin-care products, which may cause
sensitivity to the sun. Tretinoin (or retinoids like
Retin-A), alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid), beta
hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) and benzoyl peroxide,
cause a thinning of the outermost layers of the skin
and increase sensitivity. While these ingredients are
amazing for treating acne and signs of aging (fine
lines and dark spots), they cause more damage with
prolonged sun exposure.
How do we avoid photosensitivity?
What is photosensitivity?
Photosensitivity is an extreme sensitivity to
ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other light
sources. UV rays come directly from the sun but
also bounce off water, snow and even sand, causing
indirect exposure from the elements around you.
Symptoms of photosensitivity vary from mild to
severe. The most common symptom is a skin rash or
sunburn. In some cases, a sunburn can be so severe
that blistering or peeling can occur. Reactions vary,
depending on the length of exposure and what is in
and on your body.
What causes photosensitivity?
There are many causes of photosensitivity.
Medications such as certain antibiotics, diuretics,
chemotherapy drugs and oral acne medications
can cause photosensitivity. If you are given a
prescription with a warning of photosensitivity or
“to limit your sun exposure,” take it seriously. This
means the medication has been known to cause a
reaction to UV rays. Medical conditions such as
Lupus can cause photosensitivity as well.
It is also important to pay attention to ingredients
The best way to prevent symptoms of
photosensitivity is to limit the amount of time you
spend in the sun. We know it’s the time of year
when you want to feel the warmth of the sun on
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THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS
BY SCOTT PORTER
One of our popular health diets is the alkaline
diet. The premise is that if you make your body
less acidic this will lower the risk of destructive
diseases, like cancer. Test strips are used to
measure and monitor the pH of urine. Foods and water are
promoted that will neutralize harmful acids.
How acidic or alkaline something is can be measured by pH
on a scale of 0 to 14. Your stomach is hopefully pretty acidic,
say around 1.3 to 3.5. Blood on the other hand is slightly
alkaline and is tightly maintained around 7.35 to 7.45.
Enzymes that facilitate vital chemical reactions only work
within this narrow range.
Our lungs play an important role in maintaining consistent
pH. They do this by varying the amount of carbon dioxide
exhaled, which is more on the acidic side. The blood carries
carbon dioxide into the lungs, and the brain controls the
level of excretion by adjusting how deeply and frequently
The kidneys also play a role through excreting compounds
that are either acidic or alkaline. And the body makes
changes in internal pH by using a chemical buffering system.
Adjusting the proportion of carbonic acid and carbonate
keeps the pH throughout the body balanced.
Our pH levels vary. Skin ranges from 4.0 to 6.5. The fluid
inside our cells rests between 6.0 and 7.2, bile for digestion
goes from 7.6 to 8.8, and pancreatic fluid can be right at the
top at 8.8.
Urine can range from 4.6 to 8.0. You can change your urine
pH quickly through food, liquid and supplements. This
can be important if you get kidney stones or urinary tract
infections. Growth of different bacteria varies by changes in
the pH of your urine. Some stones will only form in a more
acidic environment, while others prefer an alkaline home.
It is important to understand that the pH of blood will not
be the same as the pH of your urine or saliva. These are two
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dramatic effect on our health. There is no doubt about that.
But what you eat, or drink, will not change the pH of your
Everything you eat and drink ends up at the same pH after
stomach acid is neutralized. The body fights very hard to
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Drinking alkaline water only makes it harder for your
digestion system to properly break down food because your
body has to produce increased stomach acid.
You can change the pH of your blood much easier if you
hyperventilate. This would make your body more acidic
and cause restriction in the blood vessels, especially in your
brain. You’d immediately get dizzy and eventually pass out.
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foods on the alkaline diet and consider much of it healthy,
especially nutrient-dense whole foods. I just don’t expect it
to change my body’s pH.
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HARD TO STOMACH
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BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH
Amber wants to gain weight. No
matter how hard she tries, she can’t
seem to crack the 97-pound mark.
She celebrated being able to eat
a tablespoon of chocolate pudding. The
Rathdrum woman suffers from gastroparesis
or stomach paralysis. She can only eat eggs and
mashed potatoes once or twice a day in small
“I can’t even drink water without stomach
upset,” says Amber. “Gatorade is my best friend,
but I can only tolerate one flavor, light blue. I
used to be able to drink only a teaspoon at a
time. I have come a long way.”
Gastroparesis is a rare disease in which the
stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal
fashion. Symptoms include heartburn, nausea,
vomiting and feeling full quickly when eating.
There is no cure for the disease that affects about
50 people out of 100,000 in the United States
annually. The psychological impact for many
people with this disease is profound, and people
can suffer from depression.
Amber, who will turn 30 this summer, says she
struggled with horrible stomach issues for years
and no one seemed to believe her symptoms
were real. Then she met Gina Prindle, a nurse
practitioner for Heritage Health.
“Gina is wonderful because she listened to me
and knew it wasn’t all in my head,” says Amber.
“She got me to a specialist who identified my
Prindle says she had never encountered
gastroparesis, but she knew something was not
right with her patient.
“I don’t dismiss what patients are telling me, and
I accept that their symptoms are real for them,”
says Prindle. “Abdominal pain that is getting
worse should be looked at by a specialist.”
After medications were unsuccessful in
lessening Amber’s symptoms, it was decided
she needed to have a feeding tube installed. She
nearly died on May 13, 2016, after surgery to
install a feeding tube into her stomach.
“Gina helped me get through it,” says Amber. “I
love her so much.”
Amber’s body rejected the feeding tube and it
was removed the following spring in 2017. Since
then, she is working hard to eat more.
“I have an amazing husband, daughter and
family support system,” says Amber, who is
optimistic about the future. “God has shown me
what I needed to see and where I need to go.”
How Tacoma’s Richard
Kresser uses defeat as
BY ANNELI FOGT
PHOTOS COURTESY OF RICHARD KRESSER
Richard Kresser stood outside a café in Bend, Oregon,
devastated. He cried as he spoke to his girlfriend over the
phone. “The trip’s over,” he told her.
His bicycle, and the 80 pounds of highly specialized gear
that had been attached to it, was gone: stolen by a passerby in the
less than 10 minutes he had been inside grabbing breakfast. It was
early July of 2018 and Richard was nearly halfway through the Tour
de Volcanoes—a human-powered, mostly self-supported challenge
he dreamed up that would see him bike to and summit the 16 active
volcanoes between Mount Lassen in California and Mount Baker
in Washington. In total, he would cover 2,400 miles on his bike and
gain 127,000 feet of elevation. On foot, the 16 summits would add
up to 180 miles with nearly 80,000 feet of elevation gain.
It was the most recent of the extreme adventures thought up by
the Tacoma-based Army veteran and ultrarunner from Iowa who
seeks out chances for failure and finds joy in overcoming it. His
motto: “If you’re not scared, it’s not a big enough goal.” He had been
planning Tour de Volcanoes for years and had already summited
six volcanoes before he found himself at that cafe with only the
clothes on his back, journal, phone and helmet. He was admitting
defeat. It was uncharacteristic … and painful.
“At that point, there’s anger and then there’s quickly acceptance,”
Richard recalls of coming to the realization his bike was stolen.
“Even if I got the bike, all the gear that I had for my very particular
style of climbing would have taken so long and been so expensive
to replace that it was that final sigh of … ‘I’ll just catch a flight and
But Richard found motivation in his impending defeat and, after
saying goodbye to his girlfriend, found a convenience store with a
surveillance camera nearby. The employees there had seen a bike
in the alleyway. It was his, but more than half of the gear on it had
been stolen. “Now I had my bike and it was that acceptance of ‘I do
have to keep going, and now I have even more of a hurdle of how to
replace the gear,’” he says.
He took a day to regroup before picking up where he left off and
riding 40 miles west to the Three Sisters. He summited all of them
that day—36 hours after nearly scrapping the tour.
Sixty miles north was Mount Jefferson: a technical climb that
Richard, who was summiting all of these volcanoes solo, was going
into blind on a day with questionable weather. “I hadn’t seen the
route,” he says. “Not knowing what I was getting myself into was
really concerning, but taking a weather day would severely delay
me. That day was a gray area where winds were decently strong, but
they were not terrible. I was thinking, ‘I could maybe do it, but it’s
taking a lot of risk.’”
Richard recognized that while he wanted the summit, things could
go awry quickly. So he forced himself to take a rest day and wait for
“That was such a moral conundrum,” he said. “Right after having
taken 36 hours off for the bike being stolen, all I wanted to do was
go, and having the reins pulled on me was so hard. That was the
only day I took off.”
He summited Jefferson the next day and encountered the steepest
snow he’s ever climbed without a rope. Richard admits “it was
pretty hairy,” but everything went well. After that, he knew the
hardest parts were over.
“Then it was just like, ‘OK, don’t mess up now. You
know all the rest of them,” Richard recalls.
Over the next 13 days, Richard biked to and climbed
up Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams,
Mount Rainier, Glacier Peak and Mount Baker
without a hitch. Back at the trailhead after summiting
Mount Baker on that last day, he stopped the clock
on the Tour de Volcanoes 25 days, nine hours and 58
minutes after first setting off up the slopes of Mount
Lassen more than 2,000 miles south.
The snowfield Richard was standing on continued
upward in front of him at a 70-degree angle. It was
2am and the light from the full moon lit his path up
to Mount Rainier’s summit. Looking down, he could
see the headlights of cars making their way up the
winding roads inside the national park.
“It was that moment when I knew I needed more of
this in my life,” Richard says.
Born and raised in Iowa, the 21-year-old college
student had never seen a mountain. Now, he was
more than 1,700 miles from home on the side of one
of the tallest in the contiguous United States. And he
While Richard grew up in a family that spent time
outdoors, most trips consisted of car camping and
bike riding. “I knew nothing of adventure sports,” he
says. So, when he picked up a magazine at the age of
11 and saw a person rock climbing on the cover, he
was immediately intrigued. Seven years later, when it
came time for him to go to college, he chose to study
civil engineering at Iowa State University and joined
Army ROTC with the hope that the military could
help him get to the wild, natural spaces where he
It did. During the summer between his junior and
senior years, he and the rest of the cadets in his
class were sent to Fort Lewis (now Joint Base Lewis-
McChord) for a three-week camp where Richard saw
mountains—and Mount Rainier—for the first time.
“Just walking out on the drill grounds and seeing this
“If you’re not
scared, it’s not
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OVER THE NEXT 13 DAYS,
RICHARD BIKED TO AND
CLIMBED UP MOUNT HOOD,
MOUNT SAINT HELENS,
MOUNT ADAMS, MOUNT
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massive mountain right there, it was amazing,”
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base, so I didn’t really get to experience it, but I
was exposed to that.”
He returned to the Iowa State campus that
fall with a newfound desire to return West.
And he wasn’t the only one. A few classmates
he knew from being involved in the school’s
outdoor recreation program sent an email later
that semester asking who would be interested
in a two-week road trip west the following
summer to climb some of the Pacific Northwest
volcanoes, including Rainier. Richard jumped
at the chance.
“We failed on every mountain in those two
weeks except for Rainier,” Richard says. “I was a
total [disaster], I had no idea what I was doing.”
But he was hooked. “That trip, hands down,
changed my life,” he says.
He graduated in 2009 and was set to begin his
four-year term of service with the U.S. Army
in Fort Hood, Texas. In a stroke of luck, he
switched with another soldier who wanted to
go to Texas and Richard ended up back at Fort
Lewis. “I moved out here and then just went
down the rabbit hole,” he says.
During his four years at Fort Lewis, the
marathon runner started climbing and
summited all the major mountains in the area.
By the time he completed his military service
in 2013, he was looking for a challenge that
would truly test his physical prowess. He had
completed 50-mile running races before and
always felt at the end that he “had more in the
tank,” he says. He decided to return to Iowa for
the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across
Iowa (RAGBRAI)—a weeklong, 420-mile ride
from the Missouri River to the Mississippi
River. But he wouldn’t be biking, he’d be
running. “I wondered if I could run 400 miles
in seven days in the Iowa heat,” he says.
In July of 2013, he became the first person to
run the RAGBRAI route and immediately
began thinking up his next challenge. Back
in Washington, while working ski patrol at
Steven’s Pass, he concocted a plan for a brutal
trip he coined Dick’s RASH. He would go up,
down and around Rainier, Adams, St. Helens
and Hood—230 miles with 71,000 feet of
elevation gain—in seven days.
Traditionally, a trip of that scale would take
three times as long, and as he planned, Richard
began to understand the magnitude of the
undertaking. By his calculations, Rainier alone
would take one day to summit and then two
days to run around the 93-mile Wonderland
Trail. “That’s half my time on one mountain.
That was so intimidating,” he says.
After two years of training, Richard took on
the RASH in the summer of 2016. He started
at Rainier where he summited and descended
the glaciated 14,411-foot volcano in under
12 hours before heading straight for the
Wonderland Trail where he went 43 hours with
no real sleep, a sore throat and got caught in a
surprise rainstorm 20 miles from the finish line.
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“Morally, I was done,” Richard recalls in a
blog post for the Mountaineers about that last
day on the Wonderland Trail. “How could I
continue in weather like this, already with a
sore throat? ‘Just keep moving,’ I told myself.
‘You never know what will happen.’ After many
hours, I finally made it to the van. I was in
horrible shape and sure I wouldn’t be able to
finish, but I couldn’t come up with an excuse
to quit. I could still walk, the sore throat was
bad but I could still eat, and I had no idea if
weather was going to be bad or good the rest of
the week. Well, got to try at least, right?”
He did more than try. Richard completed the
ascent, descent and around-the-mountain run
of Adams in just over 18.5 hours and Saint
Helens in 14.5 hours. After five days, only
Hood was left, but Richard was done—“wore
down,” as he recalled in the blog post.
“On the drive down I-5 to Hood, I cried. Just
bawled,” Richard writes in the post. “About
nothing, about everything. It was the first time
in days I was stationary and didn’t have anything
else to think about. All of the emotions from
the previous three mountains flooded over
me, all the positives and all the negatives. And
“It kept getting
closer. I was
crying again. It
was so beautiful.
I was at the
to think I was only one mountain away from
being done. So close ….”
Richard’s 14-hour run around Hood was rough,
but he kept moving forward and, after a threehour
nap, he set off for the summit with skis
on his back—determined to make this descent
fun. But the ascent was hard. Richard found
it hard to move uphill. “All my reserves were
spent,” he writes. “Slowly, but surely, I made
progress up Hood. It kept getting closer and
closer. I was crying again. It was so beautiful. I
was at the summit.”
In the parking lot after skiing what he calls
“some of the happiest turns” of his life six
hours after setting off for Hood’s summit and
one week after beginning the RASH, there was
no fanfare for Richard’s feat. “I was just walking
back to my car after having just finished this
big achievement. No one around me knew
what I’d just did,” he said.
But that’s just how he likes it. For Richard,
these feats are not about gaining recognition or
setting records. They’re about acknowledging
the possibility of failure, using it as motivation,
and overcoming. “It’s an internal feeling—that
quiet satisfaction of being able to do something
I set out to do—that’s why I do it,” he says.
Professionally, Richard is a firefighter for the
City of Everett, works for Steven’s Pass Ski
Patrol in the winters and organizes Skimo—
uphill ski touring— events in Washington state
through the company he founded, Snow Goat
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Taste of Tacoma
June 21 - 23, 2019, Tacoma, Washington
Point Defiance Park will host the wildly popular event, now in its
34th season. More than 40 regional restaurants and food truck
operators will give your taste buds a trip around the culinary
world. Here you can choose your own adventure or pre-purchase
‘Taste It’ tickets, which include tickets for food tastings as well
as five beer or wine tasters as well. The two 21+ beer gardens
also include wine and craft cocktails from Heritage Distilling.
Admission is free. Once inside you’ll find a kids carnival, chef
competitions and more than 100 live music acts throughout the
July 11 - 13, 2019, Spokane Valley, Washington
Spokane continues to grow, and so does the food scene. CRAVE!
brings together the top regional chefs from Eastern Washington
and North Idaho for a three-day culinary experience. There
are several “Top Chef ” contestants and James Beard winners
and nominees who will serve up a variety of samples. There is
a different theme for each session; fire and smoke, seafood, and
around the world, to name a few. Admission gets you unlimited
samples of both food and drink from local brewers, distillers and
vintners. The schedule includes cooking demonstrations from
expert chefs, and you can vote on your favorite dishes. Tickets for
single sessions and all weekend passes are available. CraveNW.
Seattle International Beer Fest
July 12 - 14, 2019, Seattle, Washington
Not only does this annual beer lovers mecca include the best of
the city but also brings in some of the top international brands
and some of the most crazy experimental brews you won’t find
on any shelf. You won’t get to them all as there will be more than
200 taps pouring. Sours, fruit beers, double IPAs, barley wines and
‘wild’ ales can be found alongside more traditional styles in seven
different tents spread out across the festival grounds at the Seattle
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to name a few. Admission
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brewers, distillers and vintners.
Center Pavilion. Tastes are 4 ounces each and run anywhere
from $1 to $7, with most in the $1 to $2 range. Food is also
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Taste of Coeur d’Alene/Art on the Green
August 3 - 5, 2019, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
While technically two separate events, the proximity between
them makes this an annual pilgrimage for many in the Inland
Northwest. Close to 200 artists from all over the region set up
booths featuring paintings, photography, metal sculpting and
more on the lawns of North Idaho College. Just a beachside
walk over to downtown’s City Park will bring revelers to the
Taste of Coeur d’Alene, where they will find a wide range of food
on-site, served up food-truck style. Local chefs serve up their
favorites, and there is a beer garden featuring local brewers.
The main strip of downtown is also closed for pedestrians
where another 250 or so vendors are set up selling a wide range
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July 26 - 28, 2019, Kirkland, Washington
This three-day music and arts festival returns to the picturesque
shores of Lake Washington for its eighth year offering the
perfect environment for the artists, musicians and fans to
enjoy an incredible summer weekend filled with music and art.
During Summerfest, attendees will be treated to dozens of live
performances, outdoor entertainment venues, delicious food,
local beers and wines, street fair with more than 200 vendors,
Create Zone, Rotary Duck Dash and KidZone. Though the
event is free for those wandering the streets, there are festival
passes that get you into the main stage events and KidZone
passes available for purchase. This is Kirkland’s signature
event of the year with more than 40,000 attendees. Don’t miss
August 1 - 4, 2019, Darrington, Washington
Summer Meltdown offers a weekend “where the music meets
the mountain.” People gather from all over the West to attend
this four-day music, camping and adventure festival held at
Darrington Bluegrass Park in Darrington, Washington. The
annual festival prides itself as offering a “vibrant” community
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Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Polish Ambassador,
CloZee, G Jones, along with three dozen more acts. All
general admission tickets include optional tent camping.
Discounted weekend passes are available for youth ages 9 to
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Festival at Sandpoint
August 1 -11, 2019, Sandpoint, Idaho
Enjoy eight nights of incredible entertainment featuring a
variety of genres under the stars and overlooking the water in
a breathtaking setting at War Memorial Field in Sandpoint,
Idaho. Now in its 37th year, The Festival at Sandpoint has
played host to incredible entertainers drawing people
from all over the Pacific Northwest to enjoy the 4,000-seat
capacity venue. Intimate in its setting, attendees can choose
to bring in their own food and drink or enjoy some of the
fabulous food and beverages provided on-site. This year’s
lineup includes Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Walk
Off The Earth, Jackson Browne, Lake Street Dive, The Avett
Brothers, and Kool & The Gang, as well as the Family Concert
featuring The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One
Dancers and Grand Finale featuring the Spokane Symphony.
Watershed Music Festival
August 2 - 4, 2019, George, Washington
This country music festival is one you won't want to miss.
Enjoy a weekend of camping and live musical performances
by some of the top country artists around. Held at The Gorge
Amphitheatre overlooking the Columbia River (just 10 miles
northeast of Quincy), this year’s lineup features Miranda
Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown,
Brothers Osborne, Chris Young, Maren Morris, Midland,
Kip Moore and many more. The Gorge Amphitheatre offers
some of the most spectacular views in the world from any
music venue and seats more than 20,000, including the
lawn area. Country fans from all over the Pacific Northwest
continue to flock to Watershed—the biggest three-day
country and music festival in the Northwest—year after year.
FOR TRAVELING WITH KIDS
AVOID THE STRESS WITH THESE TIPS
BY PATTY HUTCHENS
DISCUSS YOUR PLANS
DON'T OVERPACK &
GIVE THE KIDS INPUT
When planning your trip, be sure to talk about
your plans in advance and, if your children are at
the appropriate age, allow them to be involved in
the planning process. Offer them options of various
activities that you can all participate in and allow
plenty of time for each stage of the trip so you are not
rushed. Also, allow for downtime. While traveling
can be exhilarating, it can be exhausting too. Try to
keep kids’ bedtimes close to that which they have at
home. By doing so, you will have a happier travel
companion! You may also want to consider renting
a home through Airbnb or VRBO as opposed to a
hotel room so parents can have some time of their
own after the kids go to bed.
Planning ahead for delays can help alleviate stress.
If you are traveling by plane, be sure to pack extra
snacks and activities for the kids to do in the event of
a flight delay. Do you typically limit screen time while
at home? This is the time to maybe ease up on those
restrictions and allow the kids to have some added
fun while keeping them occupied at the same time!
For older kids, one thing that can help keep them
busy is keeping a journal, either handwritten or on
their laptop. It’s a way they can document their trip,
and it can also provide them with something to do in
the event delays take place.
Don’t over pack! Kids (and adults) tend to want to
bring all they can on a trip. After all, it’s nice to have
choices, right? Allow the kids to have some input
into what goes into their suitcase, but remind them
that whether it’s a backpack or a small roller bag,
they will have to help transport all they bring. By all
means, though, if they have a favorite stuffed animal
or blanket that gives them comfort, that is a “must”
when it comes to packing.
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Depending upon the age of your children, consider
bringing a paper map along. While we have come
to rely on Siri and our car’s navigation systems for
directions, it can be fun for kids to follow along
with the route and may possibly keep them from
asking you, “How long until we stop?” Books on CD
can also help make the trip go faster for everyone!
Choose something that will engage your child. If you
have satellite radio, there are several choices for kids’
channels as well. And when all else fails, be ready to
break into song and have everyone else sing along!
Family vacations are fun, and they don’t have to be
stressful. Just remember, plan and pack accordingly
and involve the kids as much as possible from the
start. They’ll feel more invested, and that goes a long
way to family harmony!
Equip your car for anything that may come your
way! Be sure to bring a lot of Ziploc baggies and a
marker to label them. These can come in handy in
a multitude of situations, especially snacks! Even
if your child is potty trained, be sure to pack some
wipes in the car. Whether it’s that spilled juice on
the car seat or cleaning a messy face, you will be
glad you brought them along. Also be sure to pack
a little first aid kit for cuts and scrapes. Don’t forget
to include medication—you never know when an
upset stomach could sabotage your journey! If your
children are little, also include painter’s tape and use
it to cover outlets in hotels. It’s easy to use and is not
damaging to surfaces the way masking tape can be.
If you are traveling by car, especially with a toddler,
be sure to break up the trip. It is natural to want to get
in and just drive to our destination to arrive sooner
than later, but a few hours into the trip you will
quickly realize this is not realistic. When planning
your trip, strategize as to where you can stop for
breaks and allow your children to get some activity.
Perhaps pack a picnic lunch and eat in a park where
they can run around, play on a playground and let
out some of that stored up energy.
How to plan a summer vacation on a tight budget
By Marguerite Cleveland
Summer is upon us, and it is time for that annual rite of passage—the summer vacation. It can be an
expensive extravaganza or you can choose a more frugal option. Some of my best memories of family
vacations are the ones that were the least expensive. With a little planning and creativity you can have a
fun vacation that won’t break the bank.
Staycation. The staycation is the ultimate budget vacation, but you have to make some rules first to ensure it is
a vacation. The rules are: Decide the length of the vacation, determine a budget, stick to it and lastly no work.
This last one is tough and must be agreed upon by all parties. No family yard work, no house projects and no
working from home.
Plan activities for each day and visit local attractions. Maybe invest in a family membership that you can use all
summer at a local aquarium, museum or pool. Turn your backyard into a summer playground with fun yard
toys. It’s low tech, but running through a sprinkler never gets old. Rent an outdoor movie screen for summer
movies under the stars and purchase movie candy from the dollar store. The key is to spend time together as a
family and just have some fun.
At the end of the week, invest in a night at a waterpark hotel. For a family of four the cost is about the same as a
day at a waterpark. Many hotels will let you check in early to use the waterpark and stay later the next day after
ROAD TRIPS ARE ONE OF THE MORE
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you check out to swim some more. Make sure to bring snacks to save
money, as nothing builds an appetite like swimming.
Summer Road Trip. Road trips are one of the more economical ways to
travel with a family versus the high cost of plane tickets to a destination.
The first rule of thumb is to plan how far you want to drive. For a
weekend trip plan no further than a three- to four-hour drive. If you are
planning for a weeklong trip, venture out about a seven- to eight-hour
drive. Consider more scenic routes and research fun stops along the way.
Next decide if you want to go to multiple destinations or make a base
at one location. The more relaxing route is to pick a location and then
venture out from there.
When traveling with family, a cabin or vacation rental can save you
money. You may pay slightly more than a hotel room but you can cut
costs by cooking some of your meals. For budget lodging check state
parks or campgrounds for low-cost cabin rentals. Websites like AirBnB.
com or VRBO also offer options for economic vacation rentals. Spend
some time researching your options and look for any specials at your
destination. Often resorts will offer a free night if you stay for a certain
number of days.
Plan to eat breakfast at your lodging, have your big meal at lunch at a
restaurant where lunch prices are less than dinner, bring back leftovers
and supplement with other foods for an easy dinner. Purchasing local
favorites or specialties makes a fun meal. Plan easy cookouts. You can
also cook and freeze meals to bring with you. This allows the cook in the
family to vacation without spending lots of time in the kitchen. For the
car pack a snack box and a cooler with cold drinks. During the summer
heat, beverages can quickly add up in costs if purchasing on the road.
For savings on lodging, some surprising places offer deals. Groupon is
a go to for local deals, but did you know they offer travel deals as well?
Rakuten.com (formerly Ebates.com) offers cashback on hotels and
vacations. A quick search revealed offers from 3 to 10 percent cashback
on hotel websites, and discount sites like Expedia and TripAdvisor. You
can double dip by going through Rakuten to access Groupon. You will
get cashback on your Groupon discounted purchase—a win all around.
Also, when searching for lodging, check the pricing on different dates.
For example, in big cities with lots of business travel, rates are often
more expensive during the week, and they offer specials on the weekend
whereas a resort area is more costly on weekends than on weekdays.
Summer Cruise. A cruise is a more expensive
endeavor, but if you are willing to wait until the last
minute there are deals to be had. VacationsToGo.
com is one of the best websites for discount travel.
Although prices may be the same on other sites,
they often have onboard ship credits and other
perks available only through VacationsToGo. The key to making a cruise
a good deal is you must be able to drive to the port, and the ship needs
to start and end at the same port. Last-minute airfare for a family of four
defeats the cost savings of booking last minute. At the time this article
was written, the site had many Alaska cruise deals out of Seattle and
Vancouver for as much as 79 percent off. This deal offered a price of $749
(not including taxes) per person for an ocean-view cabin with a brochure
price of $3,498—and also threw in a $175 per cabin onboard credit. The
less expensive cabins sell first, so oftentimes last minute you can pick up
a great deal on an ocean-view or balcony cabin. One offer was less than
$400 (not including taxes) a person for a seven-day Alaskan cruise.
Once you are on your cruise you can save additional money by taking
the time to plan your trip. Take advantage of all the things your cruise
includes. Plan your shore excursions so that you eat all your meals on
the ship. Shore excursions in Alaska are pricey, but by researching the
ports of call you can save money. Many Alaskan ports are walkable. You
can spend your time in port seeing quite a bit on your feet. One thing to
be aware of if you book an excursion through the cruise line: They will
make sure you are back or will wait for you if it is delayed when the ship
is due to depart. You do not have this guarantee when you book a shore
excursion through another business.
When shopping look for unusual options for souvenirs to reduce your
costs. In Sitka, the Russian Orthodox Church had a wonderful gift shop
with very good prices; many under $10. When on the ship, look for deals
that can save you money. Drinks can be pricey, but one cruise line offered
a pub crawl through all the areas on the ship that served mixed drinks for
not much more than the cost of one drink. At each stop you received a
cocktail or shot themed for that stop. Some ships will offer wine tastings
for a set price.
When planning a budget vacation, the Internet is your friend. Research,
research, research. This is the key to finding great deals. Read forums on
websites. Facebook has travel pages and groups for every interest. The
website for your destination is also a wealth of information. Send away
for free area guides. Do a web search for coupons for an attraction you
want to visit. Use Groupon for the destination you are traveling to for
discounts on food, activities and even spa treatments. If you are willing
to put the work in beforehand, it will pay off by lowering the cost of your
Your local Dining Guide
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BLISTERED PEPPER +
ARUGULA CHICKEN SALAD
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2 cups arugula
5-7 sweet peppers
1/2 red onion (sliced thinly)
2 chicken breasts, shredded
2 tbsp. dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. of dried dill or 1-2 sprigs of fresh dill
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
• Place sweet peppers in a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil on
medium high for 5 to 6 minutes until crisp. Flip and cook for an
additional 2 to 3 minutes, so that both sides are golden brown.
• While the peppers are cooking, place arugula in a bowl and top
with thinly sliced red onion and chicken; it’s the perfect addition
to the salad. Also substitute fish or even a cooked egg!
• In a small bowl, whisk dijon mustard with dill, lemon juice and a
pinch of salt. Once combined, slowly add the olive oil while still
whisking to allow the oil and mustard to emulsify and combine
for a creamy dressing.
• Once the peppers are cooked, top the salad with the dressing and
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The Valley’s Award-Winning Eats
By Jillian Chandler
Chef de Cuisine Michael Durbin and Executive Chef/
Food and Beverage Director Shawn Matlock are serving
up eclectic cuisine at MAX, located in Mirabeau Park
Hotel in Spokane Valley.
Shawn joined the MAX team in June 2015, having an
extensive background in culinary management. Michael
was hired at the restaurant in July 2017, bringing his
widespread background in menu creation and plating
design to the table. Both bring an overabundance of
commitment to create only the best product to serve each
and every single guest while developing the team from
At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast
on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They
display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the
kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
The MAX menu—five of them to be exact—offers eclectic
cuisine, dishing out more than 100 menu items to choose
from 20 hours a day. The team is constantly exploring
new flavors and experimenting with new dishes and
ingredients, along with perfecting existing menu items.
The food is complemented by a warm and inviting
atmosphere; an exciting place to relax and enjoy a good
time, no matter what the occasion. The entire staff is
committed to surpass guest expectations and creating a
food experience that makes guests want to return again.
Take a seat and dine at MAX and see what chefs Michael
and Shawn are up to in the kitchen.
MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel
1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley
MAX AT MIRABEAU
Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated
to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a
wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect
match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte
brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody
Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday
and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered
until close. Open daily at 6am.
1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley
509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com
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DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENe
Next to Holiday Inn Express
"Come hungry, Stay late,
THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE
OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK
A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the
country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,
soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the
high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,
microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home
in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic
outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by
Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden
208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
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Adventure Bound Media
Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style
atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads
and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a
fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the
glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late
every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music
featuring national and local artists. For more information
including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to
visit their website.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
2 SEPARATE RESTAURANTS TO
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DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS
41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID
Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint
A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly
staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best
seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes
salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked
fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish
215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
315 Martinis and Tapas
At 315, guests will be treated to a full dinner menu and tapas
using fresh and seasonal food, more than 50 hand-crafted
martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer
and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose
to dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge, at the
bar our outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly
specials and food and drink pairings weekly, and live music
on Tuesday night! The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway and
elopement packages. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close.
315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.9660 | 315MartinisandTapas.com
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
OPEN WED-SUN NIGHTS
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. A variety of delicious food year-round.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
SHOGA SUSHI BAR
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! Beautiful waterfront dining
with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous
service. On Wedsnday nights it’s buy one Sushi Roll get one
half off! Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful
waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.
Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,
accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They
uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone
of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly
atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio
and full bar there is always something to keep customers
coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040
5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum
208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
“There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic
and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.
Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private
cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR
2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees
and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4-10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests
are treated to bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in,
take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed,
and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad.
Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from
Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered
green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with
Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS
Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned
butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out
the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats
and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line
of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty
sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and
wild game processing are also available.
525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls
208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats
Grill and Sushi
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215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene
Locally Owned & Operated
TASTE THE NORTHWEST
JULY 11 -13, 2019
FOOD & DRINK CELEBRATION
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WHAT’S GOING ON
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From the Ashes
North Idaho’s premier barbecue event returns
to Settlers Creek BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
THIS DEFINITELY ISN’T YOUR AVERAGE SUNDAY COOKOUT IN THE BACKYARD.
Meat lovers, prepare yourselves for a barbecue like you’ve never experienced
before—unless you were fortunate enough to attend the inaugural 2018 event. For
the second year, this American smoked and fired foods adventure makes its way
to Settlers Creek.
This year, the event has been extended from one day to two. Friday, June 21,
from 5 to 9pm, you won’t want to miss the Light the Fires Dinner. Andy Buffington
of Hiro’s BBQ, Brad Peugh of Bohica Smoke and Christopher White of Cosmic
Cowboy Grill kick off the weekend with a traditional Low Country Boil-style dinner,
and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Saturday, June 22, 11am to 4pm, nationally recognized pitmasters from across the
country will once again gather in Coeur d’Alene at Settlers Creek where they will
showcase the best of the best in American barbecue. From brisket and whole hog
to salmon and turkey, paired with traditional and not-so-ordinary side dishes, the
pitmaster stations are sure to impress at this summer celebration!
In addition to the pitmaster stations for sampling the various barbecue styles
and accompaniments, the event will also feature some of Idaho’s favorite area
culinarians leading an “Application Station” where guests can connect with local
chefs to learn new ways to prepare these primal cuts of smoked and fired foods.
Chefs include Davd Adlard, Candle in the Woods; Matt Curmi, Wildwood Grilling;
Nick Isenberg, Chomper Café; and Teresa Whitney, Sysco Spokane.
Along with the mouth-watering food offerings, you have the opportunity to
sip regional craft beers and wines. There will also be activities, games and
entertainment throughout the day. Families are invited to eat, sip and enjoy a
beautiful North Idaho summer’s day at Settlers Creek.
Friday’s dinner tickets are priced $29 for adults, $15 for youth, $85 for a family pack
(two adults and two youth); Saturday tickets are $35 for adults (with drink ticket),
$30 (no drink ticket), $15 for youth, $97 for a family pack (two adults and two
youth). On-site parking is available for $10 each day. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit FromTheAshesIdaho.com.
Emerge Pop-Up Show
Family Fun Day in the Park
5k ISP Foot Pursuit for CASA
One night ... many artist. It’s time for another amazing
Pop-Up show! June 7, 5pm to midnight, join Emerge at 524
Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene for an evening
of art, music, live performances and drinks. Visit EmergeCdA.
com, where you can check out information on the artists,
performers, bands, food, beer and all the happenings.
On the last day of school, Friday, June 7, noon to 6pm,
celebrate the end of the school year and kick off the
summer by heading to Coeur d’Alene’s City Park for the
annual Family Day in the Park. Fun for all ages, you’ll find
more than 80 vendors, games, activities, music, beer
garden, food court, discounted museum admission,
interactive displays and more! NIFamily.com/family-day
Upcoming Events in May
ISP and CASA are teaming up to help child victims at McEuen
Park Saturday, June 8, 8:30am to noon. Do you have what
it takes to outrun an Idaho State Police Trooper? Now’s the
time to find out. Registration includes entry and ISP Foot
Pursuit T-shirt. In addition to the Hot Pursuit 5k, there will be
3.1-mile Fun Run and Family Walk. Afterward, enjoy games
and food, and visit the ISP Trooper Station. Register online at
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• Cocktail Hour/Networking
• Economic Expert Panel
• Keynote Speaker
JUNE 11TH @ COEUR D’ALENE RESORT
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Economic Expert Panel: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
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315 Martinis and Tapas at the Greenbriar Inn
Wednesday, June 19th - 7pm
A SPECTACULAR TASTING EVENT OF WORLD CLASS WHISKEY:
Ireland · Scotland · Canada · Japan · USA
Kentucky · Montana · Washington
Very rare “Blood Oath” whiskey
Serving delicious tapas to pair with each whiskey.
Plus lots of games and prizes!
This event sells out quickly, so make your reservations today by
calling 208.667.9660 or visit www.315martinisandtapas.com!
Certified Specialist of Spirits & Graduate of the Whisky Network
Dean A Opsal CSS “The Bourbon Cowboy”
315 E. Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
8 & 9
7th Annual Coeur d’Alene
Artist Studio Tour
The Artist Studio Tour allows the community the
opportunity to visit local artists at work in their
studios and get a glimpse into their creative process.
Visit 16 studios, interact with 36 professional
artists and enjoy their work in progress, enjoy
a variety of media and creative styles, and view
and purchase fine art directly from the artists.
Studio Tour programs and maps are available
at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce.
Day for Kids
Day for Kids is a day set aside each year to celebrate
and honor kids in our community. The Boys & Girls
Club invites everyone to join them for a day of free
family fun. McEuen Park is the place to be Saturday,
June 15, 10am to 2pm. There will be carnival games,
prizes, bounce houses, photo booth, food and
more! For more information, call 208.618.2582.
SayRoar Gala & Benefit
The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents “Magical
Movie Music” at the Coeur d’Alene Resort 6:30
to 9pm, featuring selections from chart-topping
Hollywood composer and SayRoar Studios
collaborator Thomas Bergersen and a movie
studio auction. The concert proceeds benefit
Coeur d’Alene’s nonprofit SayRoar Academy.
Purchase tickets online at SayRoar.com.
Calam Shrine Circus 2019
The circus is coming to the Kootenai County
Fairgrounds. With two show times (4 and 7pm) and
three rings of affordable family fun, “The Shrine
Circus” will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the
aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and
elephants, and kids will have the unique opportunity
to ride and pet different types of animals. Tickets are
$12 for adults at the gate. For more information, call
14 & 15
29th Annual Car d’Lane
This classic car weekend—just in time for Father’s
Day—takes place in the heart of Downtown Coeur
d’Alene. To kick off the weekend fun, there’s the
Car d’Lane Cruise Friday evening, 6 to 9pm, when
these beauties will roll down Sherman Avenue,
rev up their engines, shoot flames and sound
their horns. Saturday, 8am to 4pm, cars will be on
display as they line Sherman Avenue for the Show
and Shine. CdADowntown.com
Movie in the Park
Post Falls Parks and Recreation and Post Falls Police
Department present Movie the Park Friday, June 21,
7 to 10pm at the newly constructed Tullamore Park,
3673 East Bogie Drive in Post Falls. The movie for
the night? “Despicable Me 3”! Bring your blankets
and chairs for this free family event. Popcorn will be
provided by HergGroup Coeur d’Alene. Call the Rec
Department at 208.773.0539 for more information.
Gathering of the Bands
20th Annual KEC Golf Classic
Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Firefighters Pipes and
Drums, this is an invitational gathering of regional
pipe bands; a day of socializing, performing and
building community. The community is invited to
attend this free, family friendly event at City Park,
12:30 to 4:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an
afternoon of bagpiping. Find the event on Facebook
for additional information.
Kootenai Electric Cooperative’s 20th Annual Golf
Classic will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf
Course Friday, June 28, 11am to 7pm, with proceeds
from this year’s event benefiting the Operation
Round Up® Scholarship Program. Last year, KEC
raised more than $22,000! The tournament will
be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 2pm.
For more information and to register to play, visit
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by the 13.1-mile run that loops along the shores of
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$660,000 | MLS #19-5221
Experience the city lights and CdA Resort
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$825,000 | MLS #19-4445
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$1,250,000 | MLS #19-3286
This fully furnished Spectacular Diamond Lake
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$869,627 | MLS #19-5179
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$1,450,000 | MLS #19-3981
Welcome to Copper Canyon Lane’s most
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$999,950 | MLS #19-1312
Stunning panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille
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