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June 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

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Impressive waterfront estate comprised of 3.74 acres and 380 feet of gentle frontage. Approached by land on paved roads and by boat with

safe harbor, you'll find this impeccable 5,200 sq ft home built for generations to come. Crafted with the finest components, no detail overlooked

- a true chef's kitchen with large island and top-end appliances, central great room with soaring ceilings & locally sourced timbers, a

total of four rock fireplaces, luxurious master suite, well-appointed guest suites, and a large home office. Outside gathering areas include

covered porch and patio, a new dock, fabulous landscaping and rock work with water feature & heirloom apple orchard. There is room for

an additional dwelling to be built. All in a very private setting approximately 20 minutes' drive to Sandpoint. $1,775,000

THE PRIME lot in Raptorview Estates. One acre

waterfront parcel on the Pend Oreille River

with 126' of frontage and amazing views for

miles. This level property offers a generous

building site with paved road, community

water system, boat slip, private owner's beach

& boat launch in a very quiet setting with gorgeous

estate homes in the area. $255,000

Acreage opportunity outside city limits! 28.13

acres, Suburban zoning, less than 4 miles to

Sandpoint on county-maintained road. Gorgeous

mountain views abound. Property currently

assessed for agricultural use. Electricity

and natural gas available. $425,000

Here's your Idaho heaven! This beautifully updated

3-bedroom, 2 bath rancher boasts an

open floor plan with new engineered Hickory

flooring, a large custom kitchen, spacious & private

master suite with walk-in shower, tiled

baths & laundry/mudroom, a private deck with

hot tub and a covered porch. $439,000

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peaceful 6.54 acre parcel with gentle topography,

sunny exposure and a healthy mix of trees

in a natural, private setting where wildlife

abounds. Accessed by paved Rapid Lightning

Road, Legacy Lane is home to lovely estates on

their own private sites 16 miles to town. Property

qualifies for timber exemption. $82,900

Located on the estuary of the Pack River, this

level site at the Idaho Club is among gorgeous

custom homes and amazing mountain views.

With water and sewer hookups included, this

is the opportunity to procure your building lot

here in North Idaho, close to Sandpoint and

pristine Lake Pend O'Reille. Abundant wildlife

and breathtaking natural vistas. $130,000

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FOR SALE!

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A few Satisfied Clients’ Comments...

“Eric and Julina were on top of

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sought out homes that met our

needs and were in our price range,

which was not an easy task. The information

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homes we saw was complete and

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as they received it. They were

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Bud and Mary-Jane Henry

“Eric Skinner did an excellent job.

He was professional, trustworthy

in his dealings with us paying

close attention to details and

keeping us informed. He made

excellent use of digital tools to

streamline the buying process.

His understanding of our needs

was also excellent as he quickly

gave us a good selection of

homes to view.

Ian Potter, Raleigh, NC

“Eric, was very professional and

made us very comfortable about

our purchase. We were from out

of state while purchasing our

house and Eric brought things to

our attention that we were unaware

of that helped us make informed

decisions while doing inspections

for the house. We

looked to Eric for many recommendations

for multiple inspectors

while purchasing our house

and all of the people we hired

were just as professional.

Dennis Heavey

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the right broker selection in choosing

Eric Skinner. Never a doubt.

Eric was very good at determining

if a prospect was qualified which,

at our price point, was reassuring.

Appreciated the talent with video,

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We highly recommend Eric and his

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Elaine Lieb

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

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in your hot tub in this custom built cedar log home in the beautiful gated community of The Meadows at Fall Creek. This isn't your average log

home because it was constructed with cedar "D" logs, a double tongue & groove fitted log with a layer of insulation between each log. "D" Style

log homes are highly desired as there is no chinking between the logs to maintain and the logs hold together in a tight fit for throughout the life

of the home. You will immediately realize the quality of the construction, and appreciate how well this home is maintained. $899,000

MLS# 201900021 | 179 Artemis Way, Hope, Idaho - Looking for an impressive mountain log home overlooking the most breathtaking lake &

scenery in North Idaho? Don't miss this absolutely beautiful & massive Caribou Creek Log Home. Caribou Creek Log Homes are known for their excellence

in quality construction and unique structures. This well designed home features an incredible double-sided stone fireplace with cathedral

ceilings as a living room & kitchen centerpiece. The kitchen is very spacious with a wonderful center island, Viking appliances and a Wolf

stove. The main level master suite will absolutely thrill you when you see the views of the mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. $1,200,000

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

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(208) 290-6315

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JUNE 2019

Vol ume 9 Number 6

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Map Your Trip

Pick the perfect journey for you and your

crew!

Adventure the Pacific Northwest

Road trips & Festivals throughout the Pacific

Northwest Region

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Tips for Traveling with Kids

The best way for all to enjoy the trip! 86

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IT'S FINALLY HERE! The kids are

finishing up school, the warm weather has

arrived and we are delighted at the arrival of

summer! It goes by quickly, so I encourage

you to take some time, before it is too late,

and plan some summer adventures. Next

winter, as you cozy up by the fire, you can

look back at some wonderful memories

made with family and friends.

We at Sandpoint Living Local want to help

you make the most out of your summer,

so be sure and check out our tips in this

issue on unique places to stay and things

to do in the upcoming months. Also in

this issue, we offer tips for when traveling

with children and planning a vacation on

a budget. Whether you choose to fly off to

somewhere exotic or enjoy a “staycation”

right here in our own community, you will

want to make the most of your summer.

When planning your summer getaways,

make a commitment to “think outside the

box” this summer. Choose a place on the

map that you have never been to and set

out to explore. Whether it is a day trip, a

drive across the mountains or across the

Canadian border, make it something new

and adventurous.

And how about trying a new summer

activity? Water sports are abundant and

there is something for everyone.

Remember, adventure and expensive do

not have to go hand in hand. With options

for hiking, going to the beach, bike trails

and more, there is so much to do and so

many beautiful places right here in our

own backyard to do it!

From all of us at Sandpoint Living Local,

we hope you enjoy whatever summer

adventure you choose to set out to do!

Steve Russo

Steve Russo

Executive Director

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ABOUT THE COVER

JUNE HAS ARRIVED and the school year

is coming to an end. With summer officially

here, it's time to start planning all of your

outdoor adventures! From a day of hiking

or an afternoon on the lake to a weekend

of camping or that family road trip, there's

much to enjoy here in the Inland Northwest.

And there's no better place to spend these

warm, sunny summer months than right

here in beautiful Sandpoint.

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Contents

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18 Get Featured

Join our Facebook group Northwest Living for a

chance to get your photos, recipes, ideas and much

more featured

22 Essentials

The latest tips and trends

30 Life & Community

Kicking off the Summer Season: Summer Sampler

set for June 27

32 Business Spotlight

Kauai Therapy & Wellness: Offering Three Services

All at One Location

34 Good News

“Father” is a Verb: Volunteers making a difference at

Lake Pend Oreille High School

38 Sandpoint In Focus

Buying or Selling? Things to know before doing so

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44 Living Local

Up and Away: Sandpoint aviation program helps

make dreams reality for high school students

50 Business Spotlight

Woodlands Family Medicine: Partnering with

Patients for Better Health

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

Chasing Failure: How Tacoma’s Richard Kresser

uses defeat as motivation

92 Travel & Leisure

Budget Travel: How to plan a summer vacation on

a tight budget

99 Food & Drink

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots around town

and local recipes

105 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music, sports

and shows!

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COUNTERTOP OVERVIEW: THE BASICS

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS

FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

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 Sandpoint 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

labor under the misinformation that quartz is more durable than

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there are so many options out there

you can choose almost any look

granite, but often times, that is not the case as it

can be more brittle and heat-sensitive. 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 edges look fantastic, and some places can

do 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 all of

them have pros and cons. Bearing that in mind,

do some research and then ask questions of your

salesperson! They can be a wealth of information

and can help you find the right product for your

home.

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A SUPERINTENDENT WITH HEART

By Patty Hutchens | Photo by SHS Cedar Post, Freddy Libby

Shawn

Woodward

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much to improve Lake Pend

Oreille School District

It’s been seven years since we introduced

you to Shawn Woodward, and a lot

has happened during his tenure as

superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille

School District—things for which teachers,

students and parents are grateful.

It is with sadness that many will say

goodbye to Woodward, who will leave his

position in Sandpoint as of July 1, taking

over as the superintendent of Mead School

District in Spokane. The impact he has

made in Sandpoint over the years has been

significant.

Kevin Hutchens, a business teacher at

Sandpoint High School and a 2012 graduate

of SHS, appreciated the support he received

from Woodward as Hutchens returned to

his alma mater to join the staff after teaching

for one year in Minnesota.

“I really loved his enthusiasm and

approachability. He was very open-minded

and optimistic about where we are heading

as a district,” said Hutchens. “He really

valued your opinion and was a great leader

in our school district.”

There have been challenges, one of which

Woodward identifies as having to face a tax

measure for funding every two years. In an

interview with SHS’s student-led newspaper,

Woodward said another challenge has been

to get the community to understand the

dire need for new facilities.

One of Woodward’s many accomplishments

include establishing the Homeschool

Academy, which now has an enrollment of

125 students, with Lake Pend Oreille School

District being the only district in Idaho with

such a program.

The biggest legacy he leaves behind,

however, was the passing of a $25 million

levy allowing the district to be competitive

with other districts when it comes to

salaries.

Geraldine Lewis, a member of the Lake Pend

Oreille School District Board of Trustees,

said she too is sorry to see Woodward leave.

“He really has been an amazing

superintendent for our district. A

professional, motivated leader with great

vision,” said Lewis. “It has been my honor

to work with him these past four years as

a trustee.”

Looking ahead, it will be difficult to replace

someone who has made such great strides

for our district, but the hope is whoever

that person is will carry on the work that

Woodward has done and achieve some of

the goals that have been challenging for the

district as well.

“I think we need to look for someone

who has a long-term plan for our district

that is realistic,” said Hutchens of the

new superintendent. “I would like to see

someone who is willing to fight for updating

our outdated facilities, as Shawn did, and

looks at providing a quality environment

for student learning.”

Thank you, Shawn. Your work has been

appreciated and you will certainly be

missed!

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TIPS FOR THE

TRAIL

What you should know

before beginning your

adventure

By Deb Duwe, MA- KPA-CTP

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: Sandpoint City,

public rights of way, dogs must be on a leash; Travers, Farmin Park and

City Beach do not allow dogs; Lake View and Hickory Park, limited leash

is permitted; Ponderay Bay Trail, off leash permitted (off-leash dogs must

be easily controlled).

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-foot-long line when the trail or walkway is not as

crowded.

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 over-excited 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 them.

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 with children.

• Respect the space of others, be it dogs or people. Ask for permission if

your dog can greet another dog or person.

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Enhance your

training skills

and develop

reliable, safe trail

behaviors for the

thrill of enjoying

nature with your

best friend.

We love our pets!

• 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

parties.

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KICKING OFF

The Summer

Summer Sampler set for June 27

By Patty Hutchens

Photo courtesy of The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce

The planning is underway, and the Sandpoint Summer

Sampler promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Mark your calendars for June 27 and head down to

Farmin Park from 5 to 8pm as the community comes

together to sample some of Sandpoint’s

finest cuisine.

“We are anticipating between 15 and

20 vendors,” said Kristin Carlson,

communications specialist for the

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of

Commerce who is hosting the event.

“With the two new breweries (Utara and

Matchwood) and a few new restaurants,

we’re hoping for closer to 20.”

The popularity of this great event has

grown throughout the years, and it’s no wonder given the food,

atmosphere, entertainment and a chance to connect with friends.

Now in its 14th year, Carlson said last year there were just under

1,200 attendees, an impressive number especially considering the

weather was not ideal.

THIS GREAT EVENT HAS GROWN

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS,

AND IT’S NO WONDER GIVEN

THE FOOD, ATMOSPHERE,

ENTERTAINMENT AND A CHANCE

TO CONNECT WITH FRIENDS.

The Summer Sampler is the first of three fundraising events the

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce will hold this summer.

The other two—Beerfest and The Scenic Half Marathon—also help

fund the nonprofit.

“We split the proceeds (for the Summer

Sampler) with each vendor 50/50,” said

Carlson. “We want to showcase our

amazing local restaurants, caterers,

breweries and wineries. The main goal

of the event is to bring locals together.

Summer Sampler is considered the

locals’ kickoff to a great summer season!”

This year’s event will feature

entertainment by Devon Wade, whose

performance is being sponsored by

Litehouse Foods, and the Chamber will also be giving away two

tickets to each Festival at Sandpoint concert this season!

What better way to sample all of the wonderful food and drink

Sandpoint has to offer? Mark your calendars and don’t miss the

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SANDPOINT’S THERAPY AND WELLNESS CENTER

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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REWARDING ABOUT THE WORK SHE DOES,

SHE REPLIED: “THAT IS EASY! CONNECTING

WITH PEOPLE AND SEEING THEM GET

BETTER AND RETURN TO THEIR PRIOR

LEVEL OF FUNCTION WITH A SMILE!”

PHOTO COURTESY OF MINDY MURRAY

Sandpoint-native Mindy Murray opened the doors to Kauai

Therapy & Wellness on Kauai, Hawaii, in 2012. Providing her

clients revolutionary physical, occupational, massage, yoga

therapy and martial arts therapy, she decided the time had come

to return home to Sandpoint, where she opened her second location in

April of 2018.

“I had a strong desire to return to my roots and give to my community

what I know I can—which is great healing therapy services,” she says.

“We are so happy to have a clinic home here in Idaho as well as the island

of Kauai! What two beautiful places!”

Born in Sandpoint, Mindy and her family left for the Hawaiian Islands

when she was 12. More than 30 years later, she would finally return

“home” with her own family.

“I brought my hubby (who traded his surfboard for a snowboard), three

kids and two dogs back home here,” says Mindy. “We have a home in

Sandpoint built on property that has been in my family since the ‘70s.

My father owned Ricardo’s Pizza for years, and my mother was an

occupational therapist for Panhandle Home Health.”

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At Kauai Therapy & Wellness, Mindy is joined by Garrett Fischer, DPT

(Dr. of PT); Jessie Hunt, LMT; Kelcee Tomco, LMT; Heidi Disbro, PTA;

and Brooke Rieger, Clinic Coordinator.

They offer three services all at one location: physical therapy, occupational

therapy and massage therapy. Financial hardship programs are available

for those who qualify, and Kauai offers same-day appointments. In most

cases, there is no doctor referral required. They have programs for those

who do not want to use their insurance due to high deductibles, out-ofstate

benefits or those who do not have insurance. If you’re looking for

a dry needling, medical massage or laser pain session, they invite you to

give them a call. “We know how to get you better—faster!" affirms Mindy.

Kauai Therapy and Wellness is also licensed to offer dry needling, a

manual therapy that uses very thin needles inserted in your muscle

tissue. It is used to stimulate neural, muscular and connective tissues for

the management of musculoskeletal conditions, pain and movementrelated

impairments.

When asked what she finds most rewarding about the work she does, she

replied: “That is easy! Connecting with people and seeing them get better

and return to their prior level of function with a smile!”

Mindy and her team find it important to give back to the community

they call home; the community that has shown them support since first

opening their doors to Sandpoint just a little more than one year ago.

After the devastating fire in Downtown Sandpoint that left multiple

businesses destroyed, Mindy and her staff held free therapy sessions

for firefighters involved in putting out the flames, also donating to help

the employees left without work due to the fire. They’ve contributed to

the Regeneration Calvary Chapel Youth Mission Trip to Mexico and

the Women’s March; have volunteered their chair and sports massage

services at various events; and several on the staff volunteer annually for

the Festival at Sandpoint. Their massage therapist serves on the PTA at

Washington Elementary; and Mindy teaches Sunday School.

At the end of each day, she is fulfilled by the work she and her team are

able to accomplish and attributes the success of her business to God. “His

hand is in all of this.”

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“Father” is a Verb

VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT LAKE PEND OREILLE HIGH SCHOOL

By Teresa Pesce

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One Father’s Day weekend, all the kids in

Sunday school were asked to share their

favorite memory of being with their dad. All

five sons of the pastor—in separate classes

so none knew what his brothers had said—shared the

same thing: going to the doughnut shop with their

dad before church. There had been many fun family

vacations that were carefully planned, often elaborate,

and sometimes expensive, but it was the doughnut

shop with Dad they all loved and remembered best.

Spending time with Dad is precious to kids.

Sometimes we joke about how dads parent their

children—it’s frequently different than how moms do

it—but what they do serves definite purposes in a child’s

life. Some of the ways men “father” their children tend

to be universal and ageless; for instance, the way dads

have of balancing a child over their head on the palm

of their hand and gently rotating them back and forth;

the way they twirl, swing, dangle and toss a child up

into the air and catch them. An older man treasures

a very dear childhood memory of his dad and uncles

tossing him back and forth across the living room

while his mom protested that he was going to hit the

chandelier. (He didn’t.) It turns out that these momworrying

forms of play are important in developing a

child’s sense of balance!

There is also a touch of benign neglect that dads bring

to the parenting equation. It’s a gently humorous truth

that you can usually tell when Dad has dressed the kids.

Their hair is rumpled, their clothes don’t match, and he

is oblivious. Dads can also be indulgently indifferent

about food. When Mom is away, pizza rules the day!

In general, dads don’t worry as much about things as

moms do, and they are more likely to encourage their

children to take risks and meet challenges—which is an

important part of a child’s character growth.

Men are the less verbal of the parenting pair, but that

is often a plus—not a problem. Kids receive characterbuilding

communication from their dads without

words getting in the way. One son remembers suffering

a withering loss to a rival team, and his dad said, “We’ll

work on it.” Then he tossed him a basketball and they

shot a few hoops together. His son processed his dad’s

reaction as being allowed to absorb the loss without a

mushy discussion or a chirpy pep talk. Dads say a great

deal without saying much at all. It’s one of their gifts.

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If you would like to tap into

your own “Dad power” and

make a difference in the life of

a child, one simple and deeply

rewarding way is to volunteer

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School, an alternative school

in Sandpoint.

A dad’s respect for his daughter and his admiration of her strengths and

gifts builds a natural wall of belief and confidence against anyone who

would think of or treat her otherwise.

Kids don’t need the greatest dad in the world; they just need a dad who is

in their world. And if they don’t have a dad in their world? “Fathering” is

something any man can do. Simply spending time with a young person

activates all the dynamics of fathering. A dad doesn’t have to be a sage or

a psychologist. He doesn’t have to be a skilled mentor or motivator. All he

really has to be—is there. Men do great “Dad things” without even being

aware of it. If you would like to tap into your own “Dad power” and make

a difference in the life of a child, one simple and deeply rewarding way

is to volunteer at Lake Pend Oreille High School, an alternative school

in Sandpoint. There, children whose lives have been more challenging

than most have the opportunity to complete their academic education

and experience a supportive, caring environment.

The teachers and volunteers become pseudo family members to the

students. One graduate asked a teacher-friend to walk her down the aisle

when she married. Another considered a teacher-friend a grandfather

figure in their life. “That is the beauty of this school,” says teacher Randy

Wilhelm. “We’re one big family.” Randy first came to the campus as a

guest speaker, changed careers, and is now in his 21st year there.

The modest downtown campus often becomes home to the students and

many stop by and check in from time to time after they graduate. As one

graduate put it, “I miss this place so much!” They share their successes

and sometimes ask for advice. They list the teachers as job references.

They get help in building community connections and guidance in going

in the right direction. “It’s nice to keep in touch and see them land on

their feet and move forward,” Randy says, “to see them go on to college,

get married, have families.”

Because some of the students have been hurt and let down, they may

initially think a volunteer is just going to leave them like everyone else

in their life has done. But when connection begins, there is nothing else

like it.

“You never know when you’re making that big impact,” Randy says.

“Once volunteers get involved, they tend to stay just because they enjoy

the students. You may not know the backstory of the battle a student is

fighting, but you can help them win it.”

For more information, call Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School at

208.263.6121. (Although this article is about dads in commemoration of

Father’s Day, women volunteers are needed just as much!)

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SANDPOINT

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homeownership is your next step!

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BUYING OR SELLING?

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community; Realtors® are educated in real estate

matters; Realtors® act as your “guide” in any

real estate transaction; and Realtors® are bound

to a Code of Ethics. Realtors® care about their

communities. Whether it is volunteering at a

fundraiser, belonging to the hospital board of

directors, coaching little league or attending city

council meetings, chances are there are more

than a few Realtors® in the crowd.

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Realtors®. How do you determine which three

to five to interview? You may already know

a Realtor® or two, or maybe a trusted family

member or friend can make a recommendation.

Maybe you saw their picture online. Do your

research. This person will be working on your

behalf, so he or she, or sometimes they, should

be a perfect fit for your needs. Becoming a

homeowner is truly the biggest investment of

your lifetime, and you should be represented in

the best way possible to protect your interests

and investment.

In a technology-driven world, we are missing an

important element that a computer or a big data

company cannot provide or replace—personal

knowledge and experience. Realtors® do so

much more than technology can. Realtors® are

hands on, here to show you the homes you are

interested in, and guess what? You can’t smell

cat pee through a computer screen! Zillow and

Trulia won’t tell you about or show you defects

in a septic system/drain field or know that there

are train tracks in the backyard, among many

other things you really should know and care

about. A Realtor® has access to the local multiple

listing service information and can give you a

more accurate local market analysis than Zillow’s

“Zestimate,” as well as sharing their listing

information with other local Realtors®. Realtors®

keep the human “touch” in the transaction

because, honestly folks, real estate is not an

online event!

Having said all of this, we come to the state of

residency and the current market. With a local

unemployment rate of 4.1 percent and 1,727

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employers in Bonner County with projected job growth of +1,392 (9.8

percent increase) within the next five years, affordable housing has been

and remains a serious issue and topic of discussion. Large employers such

as Schweitzer, Litehouse, Quest and others struggle to retain employees due

to housing opportunities or lack thereof (what is affordable to one may not

be for another). The median wage in Bonner County is $15.99, the median

household income is $47,135, and with current home prices, it is easy to see

why it is hard for many to afford a mortgage of $225,000 or more.

In just the past year, we have seen areas such as Seven Sisters subdivision in

Kootenai go from having 20 lots available for building to completely selling

out. Construction at Dover Bay is constant and ever-expanding. The small

development off Poplar Street has homes selling before they are built. More

and more developments are needed to meet the current housing needs. In

2008, at the downturn of the market, the median single-family home price

was $258,00 with 275 units sold. In 2012, the market hit a low with the

median single-family home price of $187,000 and 393 units sold. Currently,

2019 has seen the median single-family home price of $315,000 (which is

the same as year-end 2018) with only 145 units sold as of May 20, 2019.

Lack of inventory has led to multiple offer situations on those properties

being listed, many turning into bidding wars. Cash sales have increased 27

percent over the last three years, and one-third of the sales to date in 2019

have been cash transactions. Many factors play into the increase of cash

transactions. Some say it is the higher population of retirees, others say it is

those who have received their insurance checks from the fires in California

who are moving to Idaho, and some could argue that those folks from the

city who were tired of the hustle and bustle sold their home for a large profit

and can find a nicer home here for less. It is hard to say for certain, but it

does play a role in our housing market.

Local Realtors® are working toward finding a solution for the local housing

issues. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask questions. Realtors® are the

professionals who can answer your questions and get you started in the

right direction!

Sources: Selkirk Multiple Listing Service, Idaho Department of Labor,

REALTOR® Property Resource.

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hard work have paid off, but it has not been

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“There were times when I would really

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I'd really put a lot of pressure on myself and

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Ethan, who also played basketball on the

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enjoys most about sports is the team aspect.

“You get to hang out with guys with like

interests and work toward a common goal,”

he said. “Plus, joking around is always fun!”

With college a few years off, Ethan is currently

focusing on bringing home to Sandpoint a

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“I have played baseball with a great group

of guys for years, and I believe we can make

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She shares that what she enjoys most about the

sport is having a team that supports her, and

this year was especially memorable.

“I feel that my senior year was the best year yet

because our team was very supportive,” said

Tanis, who plays third base and pitcher.

Her coach, Elizabeth Hawkins-Williams,

praises Tanis’s effort and ability.

this year, which is a huge jump over the past

seasons.”

Looking ahead, Tanis will attend North Idaho

College where she will study phlebotomy. “I

love helping people, and that’s why I want to

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“She has always been one of the hardest

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we made her a captain this season,” said

Elizabeth. “She has a great attitude and has

really worked to improve her mental game. All

of those things lead her to the success she has

had on the field.”

Tanis led the team in almost every offensive

category and has tied the single season

homerun record this year with four home

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percentage this season with an SLG (slugging)

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UP AND AWAY

SANDPOINT AVIATION PROGRAM HELPS MAKE DREAMS

REALITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

BY DAN THOMPSON

PHOTOS BY KENDALL LANG PHOTOGRAPHY

On a rainy spring Saturday morning, Kristi Lowry was

ungreasing a portion of the fuselage on an old World War II

airplane at the Sandpoint Airport. Eventually, she or another

student would strip off the mint green paint and replace it

with a more original Army green.

Lowry, a Clark Fork High School student, is often at the airport on

Saturday mornings, part of a high school aviation program held there.

“I like being able to learn a lot of new things with building,” Lowry said.

“Usually girls aren’t involved with these things.”

On this morning, about half of the dozen or so students there are girls,

which is standard for the group, said Ken Larson, who is in charge of the

program.

Lowry will log her time working on the two airplanes in the hangar, an

effort she can eventually convert into flying time. She wants to be a pilot.

“The first time I flew a plane, I knew this was the best thing in the world,”

she said.

All the students there seemed to agree with her. Larson, who flew in the

Air Force and then flew business jets, co-founded the North Idaho High

School Aerospace Program with Barney Ballard six years ago.

“We have a ground school class that’s an actual academic class at

Sandpoint (High School), and it has kind of evolved into a career

pathways class,” Larson said.

This year, he said, there are 16 students in the class. Some are

homeschooled while others attend high schools in the area. And most

of them are at the airport just about every Saturday to work on restoring

these two planes.

Patches, the more complete of the two, the group hopes to use in its own

training flights. Accordingly, they plan to put in a bigger engine, one

with an electric starter for the propeller. The other plane, whose fuselage

Lowry was working on, was in many more pieces. Both were originally

gliders used in World War II.

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SO FAR, A HANDFUL OF FORMER MEMBERS ARE

NOW ENROLLED IN AVIATION PROGRAMS AT

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OTHERS ARE TRAINING TO BE—OR ALREADY

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G.I. Bill. Dean is an engineer and designed large commercial airplanes

before he retired, “but,” he said, “this is where my love lies.”

“It’s just part of my DNA. I was born this way,” Dean said of working with

planes. “This is a great way (for students) to get started. Hopefully this

gives them a connection with history.”

In a different hangar, Larson keeps the two training planes: a Zodiac

named Zoey and a Cessna 150 named Lupe. It gives students two different

wing configurations (high and low wings) to practice in.

Students also spend time flying, and through the program they can earn

their pilot’s license. About a dozen have, Larson said, in the program’s

brief history. The process still costs money, but someone who is taking

lessons outside the program would pay more to earn a license, he said.

The program has received grants and scholarships to help offset the cost.

So far, a handful of former members are now enrolled in aviation

programs at colleges to become commercial pilots. Others are training

to be—or already are—aircraft mechanics. Still more are in engineering

school. Entering a post-secondary program with a license in hand is an

advantage for those who want to work around planes, Larson said, but

there are other benefits as well.

“It’s a difficult thing to achieve, the license. It takes a lot of academic

work, a lot of flying and precision, and really a commitment,” Larson

said. “So employers see that, and especially the Air Force people, they see

that somebody can achieve something difficult and stick with it, so it’s

more than just the license; it’s the ability to do it.”

Maggie Kirscher was Larson’s first student, before the program existed in

its current form. A counselor at Sandpoint High School told her about

the opportunity and sent her for a job shadow. After the flight, Kirscher

was all in.

“I had an intro flight with Ken and went up for an hour, and I just got

hooked,” she said. “It’s a really incredible thing.”

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Kirscher earned her pilot’s license after her senior year at Sandpoint, in

2012, and then went to North Idaho College to complete a number of

her general requirements. After that she enrolled at Cochise College in

Arizona, and there she got her instrument, commercial and instructor’s

licenses.

She was hired as a first officer for Republic Airlines last June and said she

loves it.

Gavin Klein does, too. After two years in the aviation maintenance

technology program at North Idaho College, Klein is a student at the

University of Alaska in Anchorage, about a year and a half from earning

a bachelor’s degree in professional piloting.

A Sandpoint graduate, Klein appreciated that the high school program

emphasized other aspects of aviation, not just piloting.

“There’s so much more to aviation [than] just flying,” Klein said, “so it

shows a lot of the students that they can be a part of aviation but you

don’t have to fly.”

The program is completely reliant on volunteers and donations. They

were given a Zenith Zodiac CH 601XL—a plane Klein helped rebuild—

that they finished in August 2017. After that the group restored a 1945

Taylorcraft BC12-D, which they sold locally in order to buy the two

planes that they are currently working on.

They have a Rotorway Executive helicopter—in pieces—they would like

to sell, Larson said. They were just donated another plane from Las Vegas,

and Dean drove down and brought it back. That will be a project for a

little later on, according to Larson.

“We’ve run out of space,” Larson said, “and the cost of operating is going

up, so we’re having to stop growing, which is a little bit of an issue because

we’re getting a lot more interest.”

The students would fly every day if they had the time, Larson said, but

they are busy with school, homework, sports and other commitments.

They each keep a mechanic’s log book, and when they’ve worked enough

hours they get a free flight.

Kirscher said the experience students get working on planes and flying

them is a big advantage and was invaluable to her as she worked her way

into the profession.

“What Ken has done in Sandpoint is one of the most incredible things I’ve

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who deserve my full attention and care. I think success is built on treating

people with compassion and, of course, with solid evidence-based care.”

Woodlands Family Medicine opened its doors in 2009, with Dr. Joan Bloom

one of the founding providers. Darwin joined WFM in 2017, and that same

year they moved locations to their new wellness center at 30544 Highway

200 in Ponderay.

Woodlands is a group of providers including Bloom, Hurst and Dr.

Lindsey Rupple. They are a full-service primary care clinic providing men’s

and women’s health exams, along with pediatric care such as wellness,

vaccinations and sports physicals. They also assist local businesses with

work injury cases and have daily slots for same-day sick appointments.

On the health campus, orthopedic care is also available with North Idaho

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I strive at each appointment to give patients the time and attention they

need,” says Hurst. “I don’t want people walking out feeling like you were

not heard or that pertinent questions were not answered. The truth is,

when I take a few extra minutes to listen, I am able to do a better job of

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He finds it rewarding to be able to build long-term relationships with his

patients while seeing them make positive changes in their daily lives. “I

am very aware of the trust put in me to make good decisions regarding

their personal health,” says Hurst. “That trust gives me a lot of satisfaction

in my work. I get to both celebrate success and offer support in more

difficult times.”

His philosophy of care regarding patient health is one of not minimizing

problems. “I keep saying I would like to put up a picture in my exam

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what we don’t want to do! If there is an issue, I always advocate to do

what needs to be done to improve the situation.” He often encourages

lifestyle changes and works with patients to make that change sustainable.

Hurst has been a part of the Bonner County community for more than

two decades. He grew up in Pennsylvania, and as a young man he spent

time in Sweden. Upon returning, he says, “I decided that I needed bigger

mountains and more snow than my home state could offer! I met my

wife here and we have a daughter. I feel so fortunate to live in such a great

place with a wonderful community of people.”

When not devoting time to his patients, Hurst enjoys skiing, running and

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NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART

Things to know to avoid running injuries

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As we approach summer, mud boots are swapped out for trailrunning

and road-running shoes. 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

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INJURIES.

• Arthritis Relief Program

• Yoga Therapy

• Pain Relieving 830 Cold Laser

• Vertigo/Dizziness

• Sports Injuries

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 nonrunning

days and can really aid in unnecessary

running woes.

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.

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PHOTO-

SENSITIVITY

What it is and how you can

protect your skin from it

By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician, Refined

Aesthetics Med Spa, PLLC

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.

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 in

your skin-care products, which may cause sensitivity

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Look and feel

your best.

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?

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

your skin! But keep in mind the risks and make

SPF your new best friend. This is not just for those

who are photosensitive—everyone should wear

sunscreen daily. Also, wear a wide-brimmed hat,

sunglasses and long sleeved lightweight clothing

to keep you out of direct sun exposure. UV rays

are always more intense at higher altitudes, so

if you’re heading to the mountains keep this in

mind. If you are a sun lover and know you will be

exposed regularly, you may consider putting those

retinol products on the back shelf for the summer.

After all, getting a sunburn is counterproductive

for anti-aging. The fall is a great time to add these

products back in to your routine when the sun is

much less intense. Remember, don’t discontinue

medications without talking to your health-care

provider first.

We want you to enjoy your summer. Go boating,

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hike. Just remember to protect your skin—all

your skin—with daily SPF application and

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BONNER GENERAL HEALTH

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

By Sheryl Rickard, CEO of Bonner General Health

Bonner General Health was established as Bonner General Hospital

on July 12, 1949, making 2019 our 70th anniversary!

Initially, the hospital was the infirmary building used at Farragut

Naval Training Station. The building was barged from the southern

part of Lake Pend Oreille to the current hospital location. The hospital has

had many additions and renovations since, including major additions in

1972, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2000 and 2015.

In 2013, Bonner General Hospital added the “doing business as” name of

Bonner General Health to better reflect what we do and the multitude of

services we provide. Approximately 75 percent of our business is outpatient,

much of which is provided outside of the main hospital building. We also

wanted our name to reflect that we are committed to improving the health

of our community.

The Health Services Building and Sky Bridge, located at 423 North Third

Avenue, was completed in 2015. This enabled us to consolidate our

services by moving Sandpoint Women’s Health, the Wound Care Center,

Anticoagulation Clinic and Performance Therapy Services into the

new building along with Human Resources, Patient Financial Services,

Accounting and the IT department. This opened space in the main hospital

building for other services to expand.

physicians and our generous donors and volunteers.

Bonner General Health has 62 physicians on active medical staff. Recently

we opened Bonner General Ear, Nose and Throat and hired a full-time

otolaryngologist. We also added a psychologist and nurse practitioner in

the Bonner General Behavioral Health Clinic, a fourth orthopedic surgeon

at Bonner General Orthopedics, and soon we will bring on a full-time

ophthalmologist. We are proud to partner with Schweitzer Mountain Resort

to operate a First Aid Station staffed with registered nurses during the ski

season.

We continue to grow and improve our technology. Bonner General Health

provides a multitude of diagnostic imaging services including MRI, 3-D

mammography, CT, nuclear medicine, echocardiogram, fluoroscopy, bone

mineral density tests (DEXA), ultrasound and x-ray.

The services provided through our Performance Therapy Services

rehabilitation clinics include but are not limited to aquatic therapy, cancer

rehabilitation, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, hand

therapy, and Parkinson’s LVST Big and Loud therapy.

Bonner General Health will continue to grow and change to meet the needs

of our community.

Our mission to serve our community by providing excellent health care close

to home is possible due to our talented staff of 455 individuals, our skilled

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Serving Our Community for 70 years!

For a comprehensive list of our services please visit

BonnerGeneral.org

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520 N. Third Avenue, Sandpoint, ID

208.263.1441


ARE YOU

STRUGGLING

WITH PAIN?

Pain Neuroscience

Education could be

the solution

By Amanda Thome, DPT,

Cornerstone Physical Therapy

PAIN NEUROSCIENCE

EDUCATION HAS

ACTUALLY BEEN

FOUND TO BE FAR

MORE EFFECTIVE IN

TREATING CHRONIC

PAIN THAN MANY OF

THE MEDICATIONS

PRESCRIBED TO

PATIENTS.

It is estimated that 144,000 people go to

outpatient physical therapy every day for low

back pain, and 110 million Americans suffer

with chronic pain. It is undeniable that pain

is an epidemic. What you may not know is there

is a shift in the way we understand and treat pain.

It has been shown that when health-care providers

explain the source of someone's pain with terms

like ‘wear and tear,’ ‘deterioration,’ ‘crumbling,’

‘collapsing,’ ‘bulging’ and similar descriptors, it

actually induces fear, anxiety and depression. As

more and more research has come out in the last

decade or so, it has been shown that the classic way

many health-care providers looked at and explained

pain to patients wasn’t the full picture and, in many

cases, contributed to the perpetuation of pain.

Did you know, if you take 100 people and do an

MRI on them, 40 percent will have a bulging disc

in their spine yet experience no pain? One in three

people over 30 will have some sort of rotator cuff

pathology yet will not have pain or limitations; at

age 70, it climbs to two out of every three people.

Interestingly enough one in every three college

basketball players has arthritis in the knee, and

anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of people without

knee pain have arthritis at the knee on MRI.

The above shows that you can have tissue damage

without pain and you can have pain without

evidence of tissue damage. Tissue health and

pain are not the same thing. People may have had

tissue damage that caused pain, but this damage

has healed yet their pain persists. They go to the

doctor and get imaging studies and leave without

an explanation for their continued pain.

There is now strong research that tells us how pain

can become chronic, widespread and even impact

things like attention, sleep, memory and fatigue.

What is even more exciting than having research

to explain how this can happen is the fact that

there is now gold-level evidence that supports pain

neuroscience education (PNE) combined with

graded and targeted exercises can treat patients

struggling with many chronic pain conditions.

Research even shows that if someone suffering from

chronic pain actually has their health-care provider

explain to them how pain happens in a way that

allows the patient to understand pain, on day one

their pain, function and fear all improve. Pain

neuroscience education has actually been found to

be far more effective in treating chronic pain than

many of the medications prescribed to patients. For

instance: For every two patients taught PNE, one

will show improvements in their function. For every

three patients taught PNE, one will have improved

pain. This may not sound impressive until you

compare it to common medical interventions. For

instance: The medication gabapentin which is often

prescribed to patients in pain is effective in one out

of six, and antidepressants are effective in only one

out of seven.

The world of pain and our understanding of pain

is constantly growing for the betterment of the

patients we treat. If you or someone you know

deals with chronic pain, you are encouraged to seek

help from providers ready to treat your pain and

conditions possibly through exercise and education.

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AN ALKALINE

DIET

THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

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

we breathe.

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

separate and independent systems. Yes, what we eat has a

dramatic effect on our health. There is no doubt about that.

But what you eat, or drink, will not change the pH of your

blood.

Everything you eat and drink ends up at the same pH after

stomach acid is neutralized. The body fights very hard to

make sure nothing acidic makes it into the intestines.

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.

Or you could hold your breath to make your body more

alkaline with the same result. I don’t suggest either.

Drinking lots of water is always a good thing. I do like the

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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CHASING

FAILURE

How Tacoma’s Richard

Kresser uses defeat as

motivation

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

come home.’”

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

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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

better weather.

“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.

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“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.

Success.

*****

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

was elated.

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

could climb.

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

His motto:

“If you’re not

scared, it’s not

a big enough

goal.”

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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.

massive mountain right there, it was amazing,”

he recalls. “We never were allowed to leave the

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 said.

He graduated in 2009 and was set to begin his

four-year term of service with the U.S. Army

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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

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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 and

closer. I was

crying again. It

was so beautiful.

I was at the

summit.”

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

Skimo.

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Roadtrips

Festivals

PLAN YOUR SUMMER

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Located in Cottonwood, Idaho, an approximate fourhour

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it will definitely be worth it!

Locations in Washington where fire lookouts are available include:

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Lookout Mountain, Park Butte, Quartz Mountain, Three Fingers

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Food & Drink

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

weekend. TasteofTacoma.com

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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.

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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

The park is home to Toby and Sweet Willy, otherwise known as the world’s two

largest beagles. Toby is a 12-foot-tall beagle statue, and Sweet Willy serves as

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There is a different theme for

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to name a few. Admission

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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 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 readily available inside the festival. SeattleBeerFest.com

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

of crafts, gifts and, oh yes, food. ArtontheGreenCdA.com

Arts & Entertainment

Kirkland Summerfest

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

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August 1 - 4, 2019, Darrington, Washington

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The Festival at Sandpoint

has played host to

incredible entertainers

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capacity venue.

Darrington Bluegrass Park in Darrington, Washington. The

annual festival prides itself as offering a “vibrant” community

setting that welcomes all ages. From the live performances,

dancing and kids zone to relaxing and socializing in the beer

garden, this is a festival the whole family will enjoy. This

year’s lineup includes Tipper, Umphrey’s McGee, Gramatik,

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.

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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.

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Traveling with Kids?

AVOID THE STRESS WITH THESE TIPS

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

You know your kids better than anyone. Are they the type who are flexible and can go with the flow or do they crave routine?

Considering your children’s traits when it comes to planning a trip will help guide you through the planning process and help to avoid

total meltdowns—for you and the kids!

DISCUSS YOUR PLANS

IN ADVANCE

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.

PLAN FOR

DELAYS

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 OVERPACK &

GIVE THE KIDS INPUT

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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(NOUN) A STRONG DESIRE FOR OR

IMPULSE TO WANDER OR TRAVEL AND

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BREAK UP THE

TRIP

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EVERYTHING

CHOOSE ENGAGING

ACTIVITIES

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.

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.

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

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Budget Travel

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

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ROAD TRIPS ARE ONE OF THE MORE

ECONOMICAL WAYS TO TRAVEL

WITH A FAMILY VERSUS THE HIGH

COST OF PLANE TICKETS TO A

DESTINATION.

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 cash back 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.

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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

vacation.

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

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Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

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Forty-One South

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year round.

Reservations recommended.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2000

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Shoga Sushi

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2001

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Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newlyexpanded

menu has brought even more choices

to diners. If you are looking for family fun, a date

night or even a place to host a party in their private

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

keep you coming back for more!

314 North Second Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho

83864. 208.263.2995

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

CEDAR STREET BISTRO

Experience tasty food and great coffee in a truly unique setting.

Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted

Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and

wraps, stone-baked pizzas, dessert and savory crepes, fresh

salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from

7am - 5pm daily.

334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4396 | CedarStBistro.com

Full service bar with

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

craft cocktails

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!

Sun: 9am-6pm | Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm | Sat: closed for REST.

117 N. First St. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

& SILO BAR

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

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf and

smoked steelhead trout. Silo Bar open daily at 11am. Learn

more at FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

477227 Highway 95 N. | Ponderay

208.255.2603

MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE

They now have homemade pies on Thursday! Come experience

the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls,

pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on their homemade

bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread.

Open Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.

1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint

208.263.9446

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BLISTERED PEPPER +

ARUGULA CHICKEN SALAD

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Marina Gunn

@marinagunn | MarinaGunn.com

INGREDIENTS:

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

METHOD:

• 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

peppers. Enjoy!

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Delicious Food & Fun Cocktails

Take-out Available

Open 4:30PM – 9:00PM 7 Days a week

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

208. 265. 2000

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Fresh baked goods every day!

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plenty of fun things to keep the kids busy

ENTERTAINMENT

JUNE 21

A Schweitzer

Summer

SUMMER ACTIVITES ON THE

MOUNTAIN ABOUND

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF SCHWEITZER

MOUNTAIN RESORT

Schweitzer Mountain is known throughout

the nation as a top-tier winter mountain

experience. People come from all over the

world to experience its incredible powder,

tight tree skiing, and world-class hospitality and

accommodations. Year-round visitors know that

the fun doesn’t end when the last of the snow

melts.

Beginning June 21 and running through early

September, summer activities abound on the

mountain including plenty of fun things to keep

the kids busy. Besides the breathtaking views,

you’ll find all sorts of family fun through the

Schweitzer Activities Center.

A dual zipline is available for those 8 and older

weighing more than 60 pounds. The 700-foot

long line allows you to take off side by side with a

friend or child for a quick adrenaline rush. In the

village you’ll find a trampoline jumper where kids

are strapped into a harness and can attempt flips

without fear of sailing off the trampoline. A 25-

foot climbing wall is also a favorite as they can try

several different levels of difficulty as they make

their way to the top. Kiddos also love stepping

back in time for old-school mining techniques at

the Sluice Box. You can purchase a bag from the

activities center that’s guaranteed to have gems

buried in it, waiting to be revealed.

Daily and season passes are available for all

activities or you can purchase single ride/

experience tickets as well. Many families also

choose to ride the Great Escape Quad Chair to the

top for even more amazing views. The village also

offers plenty of free activities with an open tennis

and basketball court, disc golf, playground, lawn

games including giant chess and checkers, and of

course hiking both the ski mountain and crosscountry

trails.

With smaller crowds and great cool summer

weather, you’ll be sure to have a memorable day

on one of the area’s most famous mountains.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE

09

Customer Appreciation Day

Stop by the Sandpoint Farmers Market on Saturday, June 8, 9am to 1pm, get your

weekly shopping done, visit with friends and be sure to enter the raffle (tickets

available at all vendor booths) for a chance to win market goods or market bucks

(to use for market purchases). There will also be a live performance by Musha

Marimba from 10am to 1pm. The raffle is free, but you must be present to win.

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JUNE

09

2019 Bay Trail Fun Run

Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail's biggest event of the year

is here! Don't miss the chance to take part in the Annual Bay

Trail Fun Run 5k and 10k along the shores of beautiful Lake

Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. Taking place June 9 at 9am,

participants will receive T-shirts, water bottles and other

freebies for all, awards for top finishers, a reduced priced

racers’ lunch menu at Trinity at City Beach Restaurant, and

the chance to win a Festival at Sandpoint season pass.

Register online at POBTrail.org/events.

JUNE

15

JUNE

14

CHAFE 150 Pre-Ride Dinner

Tristen Chernove, a Para-Olympic Gold Medalist, threetime

world champion rider and Canadian para-cyclist of

the year, will be the guest speaker at a pre-ride dinner on

Friday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30pm at Trinity at City Beach.

The special dinner will be held beachside under the big

tent and includes all-you-can-eat pasta buffet, dessert and

two tickets for beer or wine. Tickets are $35 and available

online at SandpointRotary.ejoinme.org/chafedinner.

JUNE

15

JUNE

15

Challenge of Champions

Bull Riding

If you're looking for an amazing night of great family fun

and awesome bull riding, you won't want to miss the

Challenge Champions Tour as it makes its way to the

Bonner County Fairgrounds Saturday, June 15, 7:30 to

9:30pm. For more information, including ticket sales, visit

CCTBullRiding.com/events.

JUNE

21

CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo

Sandpoint Rotary presents the 2019 CHAFE 150 Gran

Fondo! The ride supports children's literacy and afterschool

reading programs for children in the Lake Pend

Oreille School District as well as other Rotary community

programs. Six routes to choose from, six fully stocked break

stops, full rider support, prizes for top fundraisers and an

epic after ride party for the whole community at City

Beach! There's also a Family Fun Ride with events for the

whole family! Register and learn more at CHAFE150.org.

Upcoming Events in JULY

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CELEBRATION

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ATV Charity Fun Run

Sandpoint Eagles 589 invites outdoor enthusiasts to join

them for their ATV Charity Fun Run Saturday, June 15. The

ride kicks off at 11am at 1078 Gooby Road and finishes at

the Sandpoint Eagles. Cost is $25 first hand and $5 extra

for second hand.There will be prizes and food at the end of

the run. This is Sandpoint Eagles annual charity fun run. For

additional information, contact Stefanie at 208.290.0505.

2019 SANDPOINT

12- SUMMERFEST

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14

Pend Oreille Art Council’s Art

Walk Reception

ArtWalk is an annual summertime tradition where local

businesses and galleries join with Pend Oreille Art Council

to provide exciting art exhibits in Sandpoint’s downtown

core. Each participating location will host the juried exhibits

from late June through early September. ArtWalk 2019

Receptions will be held June 21, and July 26, 5:30 to 8pm.

For more information and to view participating venues, visit

ArtinSandpoint.org/artwalk-2.

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JUNE EVENTS

1 THE WOW WOW’S

9PM - 12AM

5 TRUCK MILLS AND

PAT COLE 6PM - 9PM

6 REVEREND JUSTIN

HYLTON 8PM - 11PM

7 WORKING SPLIFFS

9PM - 12AM

8 DOWN SOUTH BAND

9PM - 12AM

12 TRUCK MILLS AND

JOHN FIRSHI 6PM - 9PM

14 LOST OX

9PM - 12AM

15

19

21

DEVON WADE

9PM - 12AM

TRUCK MILLS AND

CARL REY 6PM - 9PM

SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY, FRIENDS OF

SCOTCHMAN PEAKS FUNDRAISER AND

MUSIC BY PB. & JAM 5PM - 8PM

21 BRIGHT MOMENTS JAZZ

9PM -12AM

22 KICK OFF THE SUMMER

PARTY WITH THE MIAH

KOHAL BAND 9PM - 12AM

26 TRUCK MILLS AND

BRUCE BISHOP

6PM - 9PM

27 PAMELA BENTON

8PM - 11PM

28 BUM JUNGLE 9PM - 12AM

29

VFW BEER FESTIVAL FEATURING BEERS

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WITH JOHN FIRSHI 5PM - 8PM

29 NAUGHTY PINE

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JUNE

21

Summer Solstice Party

Join The 219 Lounge from 5 to 8pm.for this fundraising event benefiting Friends of

Scotchman Peaks. Stop in and enjoy a large selection of summer seasonal beers

from craft breweries around the region; food from Shilla food truck, Korean BBQ with

Seoul; and music by P.B. & Jam, a five-piece smooth jazz ensemble featuring some of

the finest musicians in the Northwest. Free and open to the public, this event is for

ages 21 and older. 219.bar

JUNE

22

DogFest North Idaho

Gather your friends, family and dogs for a day of crazy

canine games, contests, dog demonstrations, food, music

and inspirational speakers at DogFest North Idaho. Held

at Forrest M. Bird Charter Schools 10am to 2pm, this fun

community family and dog friendly fundraiser benefits

Canine Companions for Independence and their mission

of providing highly trained assistance dogs to people

with disabilities ... free of charge! Registration is free but

donations encouraged. CCI.org/dogfestnorthidaho

JUNE

27

Summer Sampler

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce kicks off

summer with the 14th annual Summer Sampler 5 to 8pm

in Farmin Park. This is your chance to sample delicious

food and drink from Sandpoint's finest restaurants,

wineries and breweries. Great food and drink combined

with live music with Devon Wade makes for a night not

to miss. Admission is free, and tasting tickets are $1 each.

SandpointChamber.org

JUNE

22

3rd Annual Turn ‘N’ Burn

Gaming Event

Presented by Bonner County 4-H Horse Leaders, Saturday,

June 22, the Bonner County Fairgrounds is the place to be.

Registration takes place 8:30 to 9:30am, with the games

starting at 10am. Games include Figure 8, Keyhole, Half 8,

Flag Race and Barrels. Proceeds will support the Bonner

County 4-H Horse Program by providing scholarships to

horse camp, clinics and horse shows. For more information,

contact Michelle Sadewic at 208.290.0456 or Krissy Peck at

208.920.1386.

JUNE

28-29

Sandpoint Radius Film

Festival

With all of the "international" film festivals, Sandpoint

Radius Film Festival was created to cater to regional

talent, with networking and learning opportunities for

both filmmakers and moviegoers alike. They encourage

film submissions from within a 400-mile radius around

Sandpoint. Held at the Panida Theater, there will be a

"Meet and Greet" on Friday evening, followed by three

film blocks on Saturday. SandpointRadius.com

JUNE

23

7B Sunday

It's that time once again to head up to Schweitzer Mountain

Resort for 7B Sunday. Sunday, June 23, 11am to 5pm, join

the community in celebrating the summer season as Bonner

County businesses and nonprofit organizations come

together for you to sample the best that the county has to

offer all in one place. Local food vendors, retail stores, artists

and musicians all at Schweitzer for the day! Find out more at

Schweitzer.com.

JULY

04

Fourth of July Parades &

Fireworks

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.

Upcoming Events in JULY

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Chamber Events • Community Calendars • Visitor Guide • Relocation Info • Volunteer Opportunities

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-driven organization

composed of approximately 450 business enterprises, civic organizations, and individuals. The

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce provides the first impression to many visitors, new

residents, and businesses seeking to relocate here.

208.263.2161

info@sandpointchamber.com

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93.25 ACRES WITH BIG PANORAMIC VIEWS. Overlooking Lake Cocolalla in the Panhandle of Idaho,

this perfect estate parcel features mixed topography, trees and meadows in an amazing natural set-

-ng. Gorgeous lake and mountain vistas, sunny exposure and extreme privacy are yours here, conveniently

located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. $475,000

Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go

for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of Sandpoint,

ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to the

property corner, ready for you to complete the building

vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife

abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,

mature trees and abundant sunshine behind a

locked gate. $135,000

Impeccably maintained 2-bedroom home

on 1.24 acres, minutes to Sandpoint, 1 mile

from Shepherd Lake access. 2 bedrooms, 1

bath, carport and wrap-around deck complete

the offering. The mobile home is NOT

real property, keeping annual taxes low.

$149,900

Come to Ridgehaven and enjoy absolute privacy

on this gently sloped 5 acre parcel.

Remove some trees and open up gorgeous

views of the Selkirks and Schweitzer Mountain,

while keeping plenty of usable ground

for the home site. $65,000

Excepponal 1 acre building lot in Swan

Shores includes access to this community

waterfront. Filtered water views from the

treed building site. Community water and

sewer hookups included. $110,000.

Brand new homes to be built in SANDPOINT

Photos are of Similar Completed Construction

3-bedroom, 2 ½ -bath, 2145 sq beauty

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Jackie Suarez

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Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

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RIVERSTONE

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

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

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

year-round vacaaon getaway. $625,000

Extraordinary 4 acres of wooded property located

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lake. Mullple building sites to take advantage

of the surrounding mountains and for your

ideal home. Property was successfully perk

tested, though has since expired. Shared community

well hook-up is in place. $79,000

4.96 acres with lovely southern exposure &

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between Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene.

Seller will consider installing seppc. $81,000

A-Frame Cabin in the Woods with open floor

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Since 2000, Ron and Jackie have helped buyers and sellers

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