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July 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

JULY 2019

LIVING LOCAL

In Focus

Sailing into Sandpoint

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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

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estate homes in the area. $255,000

Acreage opportunity outside city limits! 28.13

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be terminated at their completion after the property closes. All roads on this parcel near the shoreline can be moved as

they are private and controlled by this parcel. North Camp Bay Road on the northern shore of Camp Bay can be

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16 Camp Peine Road, Sagle, Idaho - This waterfront Riverbend

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home has geothermal heating & cooling with hydronic floors

647 Saddleback Drive, Naples, Idaho - Enjoy the absolute best views

available of the Selkirk Mountain Range off the deck in your hot tub

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Listing # 201900021 | $1,200,000 | Acres 19.25

Listing # 20190369 | $565,000 | Acres 2.0

179 Artemis Way, Hope, Idaho - Looking for an impressive mountain

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designed home features an incredible double-sided stone fireplace

with cathedral ceilings as a living room & kitchen centerpiece.

4865 Selle Road, Sandpoint, Idaho - You'll appreciate that the open

floor plan in this home allows you to prepare meals in the kitchen

while entertaining your company in the beamed, wood tongue &

grooved ceiling in your living room. This home was completely

remodeled in 2014, which included all interior flooring, plumbing,

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Listing # 20183869 | $549,000 | Condo

Listing # 20191028 | $315,000 | Acres 0.16

1600 Westwood Ct #101, Sandpoint, Idaho - Ground floor in-town

waterfront condo with breathtaking lake and mountain views!

Move-in ready 3-bedroom 2-bathroom 1500+ square foot one level

unit was remodeled in 2007 and boasts walk-out access to the lake.

Amenities include marina with boat slip, swimming pool, tennis

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Common grass area is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

916 W Lake, Sandpoint, Idaho - Located in Downtown Sandpoint this

single level 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is move-in ready. It can

be hard to find single level homes like this in Sandpoint with the

sparse inventory on the market currently. You'll appreciate the open

concept home with cathedral ceilings giving this home a very

spacious feeling. The kitchen offers a breakfast bar counter and has

plenty of room to prepare meals, while looking sharp.

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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JULY 2019

VOLUME 9 NUMBER 7

inside

All Around the Globe

Adventurous family living a unique lifestyle

Make an Investment in Memories

Deciding what boat is right for you

Aquatic Adventures

Fun in the sun and the water

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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

Family Fun in Downtown Sandpoint: Boat Show

and Anniversary Party provide something

for everyone

32 Business Spotlight

Signature Aesthetics: Let your beauty shine

34 Good News

We Trusted Them with Our Country: Now trust them

with our business!

38 Sandpoint In Focus

Sailing into Sandpoint: National regatta set for

inaugural visit

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44 Living Local

Out of the Birds' Shadow: Sagle Museum makes

move south

50 Business Spotlight

Go Sandpoint Vacation Rentals: A not so

hidden gem

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

Mission: Save Lives: Duties of the Coast Guard go

beyond party patrols

92 Travel & Leisure

Enjoy a Foodie Getaway to Spokane and the

Spokane Valley: It’s Crave! Time.

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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

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PERFECT SENIOR PORTRAITS

Three tips to ensure success

Article and Photos By Darrin Kern of Capture 1 Photography

Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a

moment. Can you recall some of your

favorite photographs of yourself? I

would venture to say there is a deeper

reason why you love them other than just that

they were a great picture. Normally, it has a lot

to do with the way you felt at the moment the

picture was taken. Perhaps it was a weekend

with your friends, victory at a football game

or getting asked to the prom by someone

you’re crazy about. My point is, if you really

want to fall in love with your senior pictures,

then the experience, emotions and memory

of your senior session must have “feel good”

written all over it. So how do we get there?

Get to know your photographer and, more

importantly, help your photographer get to

know you. Upon booking a senior session,

the first thing I ask my seniors and/or their

parents is to tell me all about them. I want

to know how you’re wired. Style, personality,

hobbies, interests, sports, favorite color. The

more info the better. Please do not skip this

step because it is one of the key ingredients

for amazing, personality-rich images. It will

help your photographer be able to capture the

real you.

Prepare way ahead of time. Everything from

scouting locations to even picking out nail

polish, do not wait till the last minute. Choose

a photographer, hair and make-up stylist,

a variety of outfits with accessories, shoes

and even some props. Also, avoid getting

sunburned at any cost two weeks before your

session. It is very hard to fix in editing. Also,

if you are going to cut or color your hair, you

should plan to have it done a week before your

session. This gives enough time for you to

make sure you absolutely love your new hair

style and know how you want to style it.

Practice. I like to give my seniors a 15-minute

orientation when I meet up with them on the

day of their session: introductions, locations,

going over ideas, outfit choices and especially

a crash course on what looks great for a guy

or flattering for a girl. But in the meantime, do

yourself a big favor and practice a variety of

standing, sitting, walking and twirling poses

in each of your outfits in front of a mirror, and

maybe even a fashion show for your family.

What we are looking for besides potential

problems with your wardrobe are variety,

flow, different looks and expressive emotions.

The biggest difference between you and a

model is they’ve learned what looks flattering,

they practice constantly and they get paid for

it.

But most importantly, be yourself. Don’t be

afraid to be quirky, bubbly or shy—let your

personality shine and think of your senior

session as the experience of a lifetime. You are

just there to be your good-looking self. And

let us photographers worry about the rest.

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BE THE

MARINE

Lead your dog to a long

and happy life

By Stephanie Vichinsky, Owner and Head

Trainer of United K9

Let me tell you the story about the city vacationer and the marine.

Imagine you are someone from a large city, and you decide to

take a vacation at a lodge in the snowy mountains. You’ve never

been in snowy mountains, and during your first hike, you get

separated from your guide and find yourself lost in the woods. You’re

not sure how far it is back to the lodge. You’re wearing all the wrong

equipment (water in your boots, uninsulated jacket, etc.). You’re not sure

how to find food or water, make shelter or find your way back. Night is

falling, the temperature is dropping, and you’re panicking.

It’s a poor situation all around, and it is understandable to feel afraid in

this situation. You are in an environment that you don’t understand and

haven’t been prepared for. The company you keep also lends to the fear

in the situation.

How would you feel if you were lost in these woods with someone just

like you? Someone just as lost, just as ill-equipped and just as panicked.

If you are anything like me, a second person panicking would likely

make me even more scared about my circumstances, especially if that

person was panicking about things that didn’t bother me prior to their

panicking. It is very easy for emotions to spread in a stressful situation.

Let’s tell the story again, but instead of being lost with someone just like

you, you’re lost with someone who is much different from you. How

would you feel being lost in these woods with a 250-pound marine who

had a tent, food and water, spare clothes, a shotgun, and says, “Don’t

worry. I’ll have you home by morning.” Again, if you’re anything like me,

you’d probably feel more at ease.

The moral of the story is this—our dogs are living in a world that they

weren’t prepared for, and we have the choice to either be the other

city vacationer or the marine. We can either represent uncertainty or

certainty.

Be the marine. Lead your dog through the situations that stress them.

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In the beginning of our training journeys, this

may be easier said than done because owners

still need time to learn, too, but even during

those times, we should ask as if we truly know

what to do. That simple act alone will help our

struggling dogs feel more at ease. Over time,

we will fill the shoes of the marine and lead our

dogs to a long and happy life.

If your have questions or just want to talk dogs,

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FAMILY FUN IN DOWNTOWN

Sandpoint

Boat Show and Anniversary Party provide

something for everyone

By Patty Hutchens | Photo by Tim Peterson

Head to Downtown Sandpoint the weekend of July 12

for some family fun! From July 12 through July 14, you

can walk along the boardwalk and view the wooden

boats in Sandpoint’s Antique and Classic Boat Show.

There will be water-themed activities,

contests and more—and of course

beautiful and unique boats unlike many

you have seen before.

The three-day event kicks off on Friday

when the public can view the launching

and mooring of boats at the ramp at City

Beach. There will also be a Welcome

Aboard Party on Friday night. Saturday

the boat show will be open from 9am to

3pm followed by a boat parade up Sand

Creek. The show will also be open on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

THIS IS THE 17TH YEAR THAT

THE INLAND EMPIRE ANTIQUE

AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY

HAS PUT ON THIS SPECTACULAR

EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE

COMMUNITY TO ENJOY!

Sunday will be an “on water” event for Chapter members to get out

on the lake for a day of fun.

This is the 17th year that the Inland Empire Antique and Classic

Boat Society has put on this spectacular

event for the entire community to enjoy!

cake and ice cream!

While you are downtown, you will want

to go by Bonner General Health where

they will be celebrating 70 years of

providing health care to Bonner County.

From noon to 3pm on Saturday, July 13,

they will be celebrating with a family

friendly event complete with Star the

Magician, music, gift bags and a chance

to win a cruiser bike. And, of course,

As the only ACBS 100-point judged show in the Pacific Northwest,

boats from near and far will be moored and awaiting inspection.

Make it a weekend of fun in Downtown Sandpoint!

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Let Your

Beauty Shine

YOUR JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION

BEGINS HERE

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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“WE SEE SMILES, EXCITEMENT AND, BEST OF ALL, INCREASED

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For more than a decade, Signature Aesthetics has been changing lives

from the outside in; bringing each client’s vision of beauty to reality.

Owner Nancy Andrews, RN-C, has had a very fulfilling career as a

registered nurse for more than 35 years, with her career evolving as a

medical professional treating the aftermath of injury, as well as her own

personal experience with a facial injury.

“When I was young, I suffered an injury to my face that left me feeling

insecure about my appearance for many years,” she says. “After receiving

some facial procedures, it helped me regain my self-esteem and

improved my self-confidence. Now I am blessed to be able to help others

achieve their own confidence and experience the joy of having synergy

with their inner and outer beauty.”

Each patient will find themselves in good hands at Signature Aesthetics,

as Nancy has an all-encompassing background, which will put clients

at ease; from nursing in emergency, pediatric and adult intensive

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care, coronary care, flight team to home health, along with emergency

transport via ground ambulance. She also has extensive education and

certifications in aesthetic nursing that she’s held for the last 17 years.

As technology and techniques advance, Nancy is engaged in ongoing

training curriculum. This allows her to provide the best services to her

clients. She invests hundreds of hours keeping current in all techniques

while expanding her knowledge in the latest equipment and products.

Signature Aesthetics proudly provides the latest technology and

techniques in anti-aging medicine. This includes laser skin treatments,

chemical peels, rejuvenation procedures and rehydration therapy,

women’s wellness and varicose vein treatments. They are also a certified

CoolSculpting practice with three new machines. “We have held the top

place for CoolSculpting in the Pacific Inland Northwest and the top in

North Idaho most recently,” Nancy says. In addition, they have extensive

treatments to relieve potential pain with laughing gas, numbing creams

and standing orders from their doctor.

“At Signature Aesthetics, we make it a priority to provide a welcoming

and comfortable environment for all patients, and our staff has extensive

training to meet our high standards,” states Nancy. “We strive to meet

everyone exactly where they’re at on their self-improvement journey and

tailor our treatments to their specific goals.”

Signature Aesthetics feels privileged to personally escort their clients

to achieving their beauty potential. Nancy and her team witness your

confident, healthy appearance as you partner in recreating a beautiful

reflection.

“It’s all about love and the focus being centered on others,” says Nancy.

“It has been my goal to help one person at a time to achieve some of

their dreams and hopes. I feel if one person’s life has changed because of

Signature Aesthetics, then it was worth it!”

You can find Signature Aesthetics at two locations—in the Sandcreek

Plaza in Sandpoint and at Prairie Family Medicine in Coeur d’Alene.

Now is the time to let your beauty shine.

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We Trusted Them with Our Country …

NOW TRUST THEM WITH OUR BUSINESS!

By Teresa Pesce

Photos courtesy of Joe

Johnson of Trust Vets

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Joe Johnson got his heart and his back broken in the

same car accident when he was just 17 years old. The

boy, whose family were all proud veterans, was unable

to pass the military enlistment requirements when

his time came because of his injury. Giving back was

the core of his DNA, and he could not. But good men

rise up and move on, and born soldiers don’t quit. Joe

Johnson is both. He pursued a successful career in sales. ​

​Then one typical day, in one ordinary moment, an

extraordinary thing happened. Joe and his wife were

watching TV when a commercial came on with a man

who was starting a restaurant and wanted to hire as

many veterans as possible. Joe turned to his wife and

said, “What if all of us made it a point to do business

with as many veterans as we can, giving them a chance

to continue to serve their country from home?” It was

the thought he was destined to have because he was

the man to make it happen. He linked arms with the

brotherhood of veterans to serve the country together:

He created Trust Vets.​

​Trust Vets is an organization that provides two

vital avenues of business connection for veteran

entrepreneurs and professionals: Their massive online

business directory helps potential customers find a

veteran who provides the product or service they need;

and Trust Vets members can network with each other to

produce and/or promote their products and businesses.

For the veterans, Trust Vets makes it easy for them

to serve each other and their country here at home.

Veteran Jason Johnson, owner of Advance Off Road

Trailers, teamed up with a metal fabrication company

to build, assemble and prepare the parts for shipment.

His multi-purpose trailers have been sold to Chilean

Special Forces in South America, and U.S. Special

Forces is evaluating them for purchase. Retired Special

Forces Green Beret Ken Hunt of Attleboro Knives in

Sandpoint recently contracted with the National Rifle

Association for 1,100 knives. And Trust Vets recently

had a referral from an organization needing $100,000

in septic products!

​For the public, hiring a vet is made simple by searching

the TrustVets.com astonishingly inclusive directory

of top-rated veteran professionals. You can search by

category, by name or organization, or the location by

city. Need a social media wizard? (And who doesn’t

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hiring a vet is made simple

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​The directory not only connects veterans to the people in their

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“We provide all our services at no cost,” Joe says. “We have members

in more than 30 states sending business across the country, and we

consistently see huge referrals for everything from custom-built homes

to a dozen roses.” ​

​There are 34 Trust Vets members throughout the greater Sandpoint area,

and Veteran Air Force Supply & Logistics Officer Rich Faletto is their

representative. He has spearheaded Trust Vets locally for five years at

the request of founder Joe Johnson. Deeply proud of Trust Vets’ mission,

Faletto ‘vets the vets’ who apply for the free membership, confirming

their service record. “Trust Vets has received membership requests from

people who claimed to be veterans but were not,” he explains.​

​Every month, Faletto hosts a gathering of all local Sandpoint area

members at the Matchwood Brewing Company, a Trust Vets Friends of

Veterans member. He typically adds a few pitchers of beer and pop to the

occasion, and all the members and supporters get to know each other.

“One of the most common things I hear is that vets didn’t realize how

much they missed the camaraderie,” says Faletto. “They look forward to

these monthly meet-ups where they can reconnect and help take care of

each other here at home.”

Faletto understands the unbreakable bond of brotherhood among

veterans and the challenges involved in re-entering civilian life and

forging another life of service. Faletto heard the call to serve, just as they

did, and knows that call is still upon their lives.​ “Veterans feel comfortable

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​“When you hire a vet,” says Faletto, “you are hiring a highly disciplined

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Trust Vets has already created hundreds of success stories for American

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SANDPOINT

IN FOCUS

John Howell III loves Thistles. When he

retired, he got word from his wife’s college

roommate that her family had found a

boat out in Coeur d’Alene. She wondered if

Howell might want to take a look at it.

“It was sitting in a barn on their property,” Howell

said. “I flew out, looked at it, rented a 26-foot

truck and put the boat in the back of it and drove

it back to North Carolina. It was worth it.”

Turned out, the boat was No. 48, one of the first

of 4,050 Thistles ever made. Being so near the

beginning of the boats’ run, this one was made of

wood, and it was a beauty, Howell said.

“They’re really phenomenally responsive boats,

a beautiful boat in the water,” Howell said. “Just

small changes make a huge difference in your

boat speed. It’s the difference between sailing the

boat and sailing it well.”

Howell is making the trip back to North Idaho

again this July for the Thistle Nationals 2019,

an annual competition that draws sailors from

across the nation. For the first time, it is being

held in Sandpoint, on Lake Pend Oreille, and it

promises to be a boon for the city and a beautiful

event for those who want to check it out.

Howell is coming with a different boat—No.

3,849—one named D’OH that bears a picture of

Homer Simpson. A past owner won nationals in

that same boat, he said.

His will be one of about 70 in the competition,

which runs July 21 through 26. The boats—

which will start to arrive a couple days earlier—

will be on City Beach in Sandpoint and will

launch from there for each day’s races. Each boat

is crewed by three people, and considering that

many will bring their families, Regatta Co-Chair

Wayne Pignolet estimated at least 300 people will

be visiting Sandpoint for the weeklong event.

Howell said he’s excited for the opportunity to

spend a week in an area he called “drop-dead

gorgeous.”

“People turn it into a family vacation. They drive

out as a group and just enjoy the devil out of the

experience,” Howell said. “Wayne has done an

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SAILING INTO

SANDPOINT

NATIONAL REGATTA SET FOR

INAUGURAL VISIT

BY DAN THOMPSON | PHOTOS COURTSEY OF

CHRIS CHAMBERS AND JOHN DUCKWORTH

incredible job of setting it up so we can enjoy …

all the experiences of Sandpoint.”

The schedule of events for participants includes

organized stops at a number of local businesses,

including multiple stops at the 219 Lounge and

a sailing-focused trivia night at MickDuff ’s Beer

Hall.

Thistle sailboats were first designed in 1945 by

Sandy Douglass. At 17-feet long, it is more of a

performance boat than a cruising boat, Pignolet

said. It is designed to go fast.

The first 2,000 or so were built of mahogany and

are quite intricate, Pignolet said. More recent

boats have changed over to fiberglass, but design

specifications are stringent, so there is very little

that can be different from boat to boat if it is to

be called a Thistle. Boats of either material—

mahogany or fiberglass—have won the event in

the past.

“At this regatta, they have an equal chance of

winning,” Pignolet said.

Pignolet grew up in Ohio, where Thistles are

highly popular, and moved to Sandpoint 15 years

ago. Almost from the moment he arrived in

North Idaho, he said, he was telling people about

Thistles and what a great venue Pend Oreille

would be for a regatta.

“It was pretty much a dream to have them come

up and do this event,” Pignolet said. “It’s an

interesting group of people in the sense that this

is a serious competition, but they’re also here for

their vacation.”

No better place, then, he thought, than

Sandpoint.

“If we do this well, I think we establish our ability

to do these types of events in the future, the

word will get out,” Pignolet said. “Lots who sail

Thistles sail other boats, and other design boats

are always looking for cool places to go.”

Each year the Thistle Nationals rotates its host

site between its four regions, though not strictly

on a four-year cycle. Last year it was held in

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Westport, Connecticut; the year before the competition took place in

Chautauqua Lake, New York. In 2016, Eugene, Oregon, hosted the event.

But the variety of venues—and types of bodies of water—is what draws

so many to the competition. So being on Pend Oreille will present unique

challenges to the competitors. This setting will be similar to Flathead Lake

in Montana, where the competition has also been held before.

“It changes the characteristics when you sail on a (high-elevation) lake

because the air is much thinner,” Howell said. “The air density is less, so you

see this big puff coming along the water, you get ready for it.”

Varied conditions, then, leave room for sailing teams to distinguish

themselves, and it is what makes the rotating sites so much fun, Howell said.

Bringing the event to Sandpoint has been a large undertaking, and Pignolet

said the City of Sandpoint has been very helpful and accommodating

throughout the process. City Beach is a popular spot in the summer, and

Pignolet said he appreciates that the city is allowing them to use its space

for nearly a week.

“(The city) definitely came through and saw the vision and said, we get the

vision, and they’ve been really good to work with,” Pignolet said.

Spectators are welcome to come down and check out the event. Boats will

be pulled up on the beach above the swim line, Pignolet said. Each boat

has a story, and the owners are happy to share those stories as well as teach

spectators what to watch for in the races.

“If people want to understand, come down and talk to people. They love

sharing their passion. Everybody who’s showing up here is pretty well

committed,” Pignolet said.

The races will be held close to the shore, so spectators can walk out onto the

point in the park for a good view of the competition. Alternatively, people

with their own boats are welcome out in the water, so long as they stay clear

of the course.

“It will be very accessible,” Howell said, and easy to “see all these crazy

people who’ve driven halfway across the country” with their sailboats. Not

that it will be difficult to spot them.

“It’s gonna be hard to miss us,” Pignolet said.

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Sandpoint High School’s Academic

Decathlon team showered the word

success all over their 2018-19 school

year. The team demonstrated great

perseverance and heart as they climbed the

AcaDeca ladder to the top: nationals.

Academic Decathlon is the nation's premier

academic competition at the high school

level. Participants must prepare for and

are tested in 10 categories: Art, Music,

Economics, Literature, Mathematics, Social

Science, Science, Essay, Speech and Interview.

Each year there is a different overall theme

guiding the curriculum. This year's theme

was The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.

At SHS, students take this class as a humanities

elective with honors credit. Preparation for

the year begins in June, right after school

gets out. Students study all summer long to

prepare for competition as the school year

starts up once again. AcaDeca coach Dana

Stockman said, “This year's students were

simply awesome in their approach to each

competition. While we certainly had standout

students who consistently excelled, every

student on the team medaled at least once

over the course of the year.” Dana has been

the coach for four years.

At the national competition, there are

about 700 students from all over the United

States, the United Kingdom and China. The

national team consisted of team captains

Adele Marchiando and April Radford and

their teammates Nate Couch, Alara Langley,

Shane Curtis, Brennah VanCleave, Seth

McCutchan, Paige Szapocznikow and Kjetil

Lund-Andersen. In Minnesota, every student

placed in the top 10 in one or more individual

events, even if they didn't medal.

“Nationals gave me a boosted sense of pride in Sandpoint because having our

small speck on the map representing the State of Idaho at a national competition

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Five of the students earned medals in individual

events: Adele won bronze in art; Shane won

gold in speech and interview, and a silver in

essay; Brennah won silver in interview; Paige

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gold in essay and social science, and silver in

science.

Senior team captain Adele mentioned that she

was incredibly proud of herself for bronze as her

score indicated she only missed two questions

on a 55-question test. She was voted Most

Valuable Team Member by her teammates. As

she puts it, “AcaDeca is my people,” and it’s the

community that has helped her through high

school.

For junior team member Nate, the national

competition was “the symbol for the saying

‘hard work pays off.’” He expressed his love for

Sandpoint and how lucky the community is for

its opportunities. “Nationals gave me a boosted

sense of pride in Sandpoint because having our

small speck on the map representing the State

of Idaho at a national competition known for

its academic prestige is certainly something to

be proud of.”

and studious, but it’s really more like a group

of friends with a ton of inside jokes and puns

about oddly specific trivia facts.” She feels that

AcaDeca really helps to foster the excitement of

learning.

As the school year has ended, preparation

for next year is already in full force with the

topic being In Sickness and In Health: An

Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Dana

mentioned they have 10 returning decathletes

this year to “provide leadership for our new

students next fall, and I hope that we will see

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to everyone. “I think a lot of people view it as

this serious activity where we are super focused

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OUT OF THE BIRDS'

SHADOW

SAGLE MUSEUM MAKES MOVE SOUTH

STORY & PHOTOS BY DAN THOMPSON

As she pointed out inventions, airplanes and photos spanning

more than a century of United States history, Rachel Riddle

Schwam found herself apologizing for mixing up the dates

on a few displays at the new location of the Bird Aviation

Museum and Invention Center.

The double-checking was understandable. There are a lot of dates for her

to keep track of. Some items go back at least 150 years.

“You’ve got old airplanes, new airplanes, antique inventions to modern

day inventions,” Schwam said the morning before the museum’s June 1

opening at the Coeur d’Alene Airport. “It’s a big learning environment of

the history of the United States, so it’s a pretty awesome place.”

For nearly 12 years the Bird Museum called Sagle, Idaho, home. But now

that home is at the end of West Cessna Avenue, in a large blue hangar

with a door that opens to the airport tarmac. It is a fitting location for a

museum with almost a dozen airplanes and a collection that celebrates,

among other things, the history of flight in the United States.

At its previous home, up a curving road Schwam compared to the road

up to Schweitzer Resort, the Bird Museum drew anywhere from 7,000 to

13,000 visitors annually. But it wasn’t open year-round, and it was a twohour

drive from Spokane.

With that drive cut in half, Schwam hopes more school groups and other

visitors can more easily make their way to the free museum that was

founded by her stepfather, Dr. Forrest Bird, who died at age 94 in 2015,

two months before Pamela Riddle Bird, Rachel’s mother, died in a plane

accident.

“It was mixed emotions,” Schwam said of the move. “I wanted to be able

to continue what they started, but at the same time I knew space-wise we

were condensing a little bit. But we’ve created displays that keep the same

visual appearance and atmosphere of what it was (in Sagle).”

The main space in the new museum houses exhibits of all sorts. There is

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THE MUSEUM FIRST OPENED IN SAGLE IN 2007,

BUT IN 2018 SCHWAM STARTED PLANNING

THE MOVE SOUTH. BY LAST JANUARY, SHE HAD

SECURED A NEW SPACE, SO SHE ORIENTED HER

LARGE TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS TOWARD THE JOB

OF RELOCATING.

a corner devoted to World War II, and around the wall is a collection of

photos and items highlighting the contributions of women in the history

of flight. Adjacent to that is an area about space exploration, including

a 15:1 model of the Hubble Telescope, and a framed Sandpoint, Idaho,

T-shirt that went to space on the back of astronaut John Phillips.

The planes are in the center, flanked on one side by cases of model

airplanes and on the other by dozens of artificial respirators, which

Forrest Bird invented half a century ago. That includes the Bird Universal

Medical Respirator he invented in 1958 and other smaller respirators he

developed as well. For his work in that field, he was inducted into the

National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1995.

High on the walls hang flags from countries around the world—some

of which are no longer independent countries—that Forrest Bird would

have hung up when he hosted international visitors to teach them about

his respirators. He was careful to represent any guest’s home nation,

Schwam said, by displaying its flag.

Another room of the museum honors inventors from the 1800s up

through the 2000s: the inventors of cultural icons like Cabbage Patch

Kids, Gatorade and Barbie, to that of telegraphs, ice resurfacers and fiberoptic

cables.

The variety of inventions is purposeful and is geared toward one of the

museum’s goals, which Schwam said is “to inspire youth and get them

interested in math and science and aviation, and think outside the box

and become future inventors.”

Bird was a lifelong pilot and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in

World War II. In 1946 he invented the first Positive Pressure Inhalation

Device, which helped pilots breathe better at higher altitudes.

The museum first opened in Sagle in 2007, but in 2018 Schwam started

planning the move south. By last January, she had secured a new space,

so she oriented her large team of volunteers toward the job of relocating.

That meant planes needed to be flown or shuttled and many one-of-akind

artifacts needed to be packed up and brought down Highway 95.

Even the floor—a series of black, plastic, mesh-like panels—needed to be

taken apart and snapped back together.

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All that movement happened between April 15 and June 1, when

the museum officially reopened. Schwam said she plans to have a

grander opening sometime in August or September.

“Everything you see here has been done by an amazing team

of family, friends and volunteers,” Schwam said. “We had sent

a couple memos out for help, and we got help when we asked

for it. … Our new museum hangar neighbors have offered their

help. Everybody has been very welcoming.”

Not everything from the previous site fit in this new one, but

Schwam plans to rotate in items so that the entire collection gets

displayed over time. Many of the items were either donated or

are on loan.

Among the benefits of being in the new space, Schwam said, is

that the museum can now keep regular hours. It will be open

year-round Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm, a sixhour

window she hopes will draw student groups. Already she

has a number of groups booked for the fall.

The location is also easier for the airplanes on display, which can

be flown in and better maintained at an airport.

Sandpoint is a great aviation community, and Coeur d’Alene is

as well,” Schwam said.

The museum does not charge an entrance fee, though it does

request donations. It relies on those donations as well as the

income from hosting private events. In the past it has hosted

alumni events for local schools and universities, as well as at least

one fly-in wedding. Those are opportunities Schwam said she’ll

continue to pursue.

The move is bittersweet, Schwam said. Having lived in Sandpoint

for 18 years, she said it was difficult to leave.

“One thing (my mother) always told me was to follow my own

dreams and my own passions, and somebody said to me the

other day that I’m coming out from behind their shadow, and

so it’s emotional,” Schwam said. “But I am proud of what my

family has done. My friends, coworkers, my volunteers, even my

own children have made sacrifices. They helped put this floor

together.

“As a family we’re here, and our volunteers have been with us so

long, many of them are our family. … I am blessed that I have

this awesome group of people.”

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Since being named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA

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people throughout the country as they come to witness the beauty of the

mountains and lake firsthand.

While there are many lodging options when it comes to visiting North Idaho,

the trend has changed dramatically with more people than ever now seeking a

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“We are seeing more and more visitors from not just the Pacific Northwest but

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Steve Russo. “People are realizing that it makes much more sense to rent a home

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Go Sandpoint is a full-service vacation rental company that has been in business

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WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Maximize your life expectancy

By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS, Owner, CrossFit Sandpoint

Despite the advancement of literally everything else in our lives, life

expectancy in the United States is actually declining. Think about

that for a second. That should be a flabbergasting piece of data.

The generations that have access to a litany of available

information, an infinite amount of options for exercise and nutrition, an

overwhelming amount of coaches and trainers out there, and the fact that we

should be more aware of it than ever, are losing to generations that grew up

on cereal and cigarettes.

Are new generations lazier? Do they expect someone else to come and solve

their problems before their time on this earth prematurely expires? Perhaps.

Perhaps not. I really don’t know the answer.

However, what I do know is that the other side of the spectrum is equally as

dramatic. In no other time in human history have we had more fit, healthy

and active people who spend a significant part of their time, energy and

resources on prolonging their abilities and purpose as high-functioning

humans.

These people are exercising and purposefully moving daily. They’re

eating well, monitoring relevant numbers, taking care of their bodies and

continuing to improve well into the decades that would previously mean

getting final affairs in order and checking into assisted living.

On both ends of the spectrum, this curve of function and wellness is only

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The population of overweight, sedentary and

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of fit, strong and mindful about wellness is only

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If you can imagine a graph of outlook and future

for each, it becomes incredibly significant.

While one side will start to see a decline in

performance and function as early as their teens

and 20s—and will likely only live until their

mid-60s or early 70s at best—the other side is

still kicking butt into their 70s and 80s, with the

potential to live until they reach their early 100s.

(And these are only hypotheticals. I can only

speak from the anecdotes of witnessing people

in their 70s here at CrossFit.)

Imagine the difference in quality of life, the

length of life and the amount of experience in

one’s life for the person who might live twice as

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WHAT ARE

DERMAL

FILLERS?

Everything you need to know

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN, Refined Aesthetics

Med Spa, pllc, Sandpoint, Idaho

As we begin to age, one of the first things we

notice is fine lines. But as the aging process

continues, those fine lines turn into deeper

creases and folds begin to develop in our

lower face. The fat pads that once sat high on our

cheekbones, providing us youthful cheek contours and

a strong support and foundation for the entire lower

face, begins to drop. We are left with deep lines between

our nose and lip, referred to as nasolabial folds, as well

as a downturned mouth, undefined jawline, and flat or

sunken cheeks and temples.

If you are dealing with lost facial volume and feel it is

aging you, there are treatments that can help. Dermal

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dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a type of

carbohydrate that is naturally occurring in the body

and can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water.

They can help to reduce the appearance of lines and

wrinkles and can also be used to augment the lips or

regain the natural and youthful-looking contours of

the face. Below we answer your most frequently asked

questions about dermal fillers.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

There is a large selection of dermal fillers on the market,

and they all vary greatly in their ability to lift, stretch

and plump. The type of filler selected for different areas

of the face, as well as how much is needed, will impact

your treatment cost. Filler comes in 0.5- to 1-milliliter

syringes, and the cost per syringe generally ranges

from $400 to $800. It is important that you talk with

your aesthetic provider to discuss what your goals are

and to develop a treatment plan that addresses your

desired outcome and budget.

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Look and feel

your best.

How long do dermal fillers last?

On average, dermal filler lasts nine to 18 months.

They are naturally broken down and metabolized

by your body, therefore how long they last

depends on our body’s metabolism, as well as

the type of filler used, what area it was injected

(for instance, an area of the face that has a lot of

movement, like around the mouth, versus a place

with less movement, like the cheeks), as well as

how much filler was used.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

Most dermal fillers have lidocaine in them, which

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Are dermal fillers safe?

As with any aesthetic treatment, there are some

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BONNER GENERAL HEALTH COMPLETES

NEW MRI PROJECT

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Bonner General Health recently completed a construction project to

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Daniel Holland, Diagnostic Imaging director at Bonner General Health said,

"I am very excited for the launch of this new magnet. It is going to increase

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The project involved removing the back wall of the MRI room to be able to

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The new MRI provides a whole new level of patient comfort. It has the

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Through its interactive monitor you can learn how

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THE CLOUDY HAZE

SURROUNDING

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THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

“CBD” is now technically restricted to approved drugs,

and they could face violations if this is used on labels. The

FDA also limits manufacturers or distributors of CBD

products from making health claims of any kind.

There is sometimes a misperception that CBD is

marijuana. Yes, it is derived from the same species of plant,

but the compound that makes marijuana a recreational

drug is called THC. This has the psychoactive effects in

the brain that create the effect of “getting high.” CBD

does not do this.

Plants in the U.S. have been long cultivated for high

percentages of extracted THC, as much as 50 to 70

percent. CBD derived from these plants often requires

considerable processing to remove the THC.

European hemp on the other hand has not been

cultivated as a recreational drug, and extracts naturally

contain less than 0.3 percent THC. This makes it legal at

the federal level for distribution in all 50 states, though

state laws will vary.

Scientists have discovered upward of a hundred different

cannabinoids in hemp. Research is showing that CBD

may have a beneficial effect on anxiety, stress, pain

relief, mood management, gut motility and appetite

stimulation.

CBD does not just come from hemp. It’s such an

important compound that our body actually makes it.

These cannabinoids are also found in other plants like

clove, black pepper, Echinacea, broccoli, ginseng and

carrots. That is why they are called phytocannabinoids;

phyto meaning plant.

One area of great concern is synthetic CBD. Early last

year, 52 individuals were hospitalized in Utah for

exposure to toxins that were presented as cannabidiol.

And in order to make money off a rapidly growing

industry, some companies are spiking their products in

order to increase the amount of CBD they can claim their

product has.

There is value in considering CBD. To counter a surge

in economic adulteration of CBD products, nationally

recognized Thorne Research now tests for 370 synthetic

adulterants in their hemp oil. They already test for heavy

metals, residual solvents, THC levels, yeasts and molds.

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is most commonly considered

an organic compound extracted from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol has

become a popular natural remedy for a variety of ailments. But there is a

cloudy haze of issues and risks surrounding consumer CBD products due

to quality, efficacy, consistency and legality.

Officially, meaning approved by the Food and Drug Administration, CBD is sold

as a pharmaceutical for the treatment of seizures under the name EPIDIOLEX®. Its

effectiveness was established through two different clinical trials for those with either

Lennox–Gastaut or Dravet syndrome.

What this means is that CBD is considered a legitimate and legal drug—but only through

prescription as treatment of pediatric seizures.

As a result of FDA approval and oversight, many companies have recognized the term

As a consumer product, cannabidiol is in such a state of

flux. There are no labelling requirements or regulated

dosage guidelines. Often, it’s very hard to discern the

amount of CBD a product contains even when the labels

state an amount. Testing is showing variations in batches

and often claims simply do not stand up to analysis.

It is the complete lack of standardization and questionable

quality that rightfully make state lawmakers and agencies

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If you are shopping, look for products from reputable and

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MISSION:

SAVE LIVES

Duties of the Coast Guard go

beyond party patrols

BY DAN AZNOFF

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEFENSE VISIAL INFORMATION

DISTRIBUTION SERVICE

The orange-striped ships with sailors from the US Coast Guard

that patrol the waters of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are

responsible for more than checking registrations and policing

loud parties.

District 13 of the Coast Guard has authority over commercial fishing

regulations, enforcing environmental regulations and protecting inland

waters. But their primary mission is to protect the Pacific coastline from

attack from hostile forces from the border of California to the straights of

Juan de Fuca in Northwest Washington.

“District 13, based in Seattle, covers a vast range of commercial and

recreational boating responsibilities,” said Petty Officer Third Class

Trevor Lilburn, who is stationed at the Coast Guard base on Alaskan

Way in Seattle.

“The Seattle base alone is responsible for monitoring the Port of Seattle,

the third largest domestic port in the country,” he said proudly. “That

includes the Washington state ferry system, which transports 24 million

passengers and 11 million vehicles across 10 routes every year.”

The 3,000 sailors assigned to the Seattle-based Coast Guard station are

also responsible for the nation’s third largest cruise ship terminal, the

nation’s largest grain export terminal and the multitude of commerce

that relies on the Columbia River to reach international destinations.

As the often-overlooked branch of the US military, the Coast Guard staffs

three bases built originally to protect the Pacific Coastline. In addition

to the one on the Seattle waterfront, Coast Guard bases are located in

Bellingham near the Canadian border and in the Oregon town of North

Bend.

An inland facility on the Columbia near Kennewick is responsible for

safety on the vast number of lakes that draw thousands of recreational

boaters with varying degrees of compliance at the helm of their vessel.

“There are times it feels like we are policing a college dorm during

frat rush week,” said one officer assigned to the Clover Island base in

Kennewick.

One incident that highlights the vital role the Coast Guard plays in

protecting boaters took place last year when the branch of the Coast

Guard was called on to assist the Kootenai County Sheriff ’s office with

monitoring boaters at Lake Coeur d'Alene over one of the busiest

weekends of the year.

According to one local newspaper, crews from the Coast Guard stopped

and escorted three boats back to shore for boating under the influence, in

addition to ending the voyage of two other boats for negligent operations.

In total, the military contingent stopped 81 boats, issued 21 warnings and

was called on to help with numerous EMT responses and commercial

inspections in just one weekend.

"A lot of people had their required safety gear," said USCG Maritime

Enforcement Specialist Second Class Paul Quaife, "but unfortunately we

did have some people who chose to operate a vessel under the influence."

As Lilburn explained, the mission of the Coast Guard is to save lives, not

to be on the prowl for rowdy mariners.

In June, the Coast Guard based in North Bend deployed one of its

helicopters to conduct a technical rope rescue for a hiker who had fallen

into the center of the caldera in Crater Lake in Oregon.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a

dispatch from local authorities at 9:18pm that a hiker had stranded

himself on rock pilings and was surrounded by water and oncoming

waves.

The aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard

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Sector Columbia River hoisted the uninjured man and

transported him to Air Station Astoria.

One Coast Guard spokesperson compared the duties of

the marine-based military to those of firefighters.

“Always on call,” he said. “And ready to respond at a

moment's notice.”

The Coast Guard is America’s maritime first responder

As one of the country's five armed services, the Coast

Guard has a unique agency that can trace its history to

August 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the

construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws

as well as to prevent smuggling.

Known variously through the 19th and early 20th centuries

as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service,

the Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as

the nation grew.

The Coast Guard established its presence in the Pacific

Northwest with the construction and operation of 16

lighthouses along the coast built between 1852 and 1858.

The responsibilities of the Coast Guard in the Northwest

expanded in 1854 when the revenue cutter Jefferson Davis

was assigned to prevent late-night shipping of homemade

alcohol from remote ports around the Puget Sound.

District 13 covers the coastal waterways and inland lakes

of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The sailors

and officers have 21 cutters, 132 boats and 11 aircraft

based throughout the region to complete their mission.

The largest region in the Coast Guard system also has

access to three endurance cutters for high seas rescue, two

icebreakers, a port security unit, a maritime safety unit

and security team out of Base Seattle.

Many of those pieces of specialty equipment were used

in February of 2018 when Coast Guard crews were

dispatched to rescue five members of an 87-foot fishing

vessel who were forced to abandon ship when it was

engulfed by flames south of Neah Bay.

Crews aboard the Coast Guard cutters Cuttyhunk and

Swordfish, an MH-65 dolphin helicopter from Coast

Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles and

motor lifeboats from Station Quillayute River and Station

The Coast Guard

established its

presence in the Pacific

Northwest with

the construction

and operation of 16

lighthouses along

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One Coast Guard

spokesperson

compared the duties

of the marine-based

military to those of

firefighters.

“Always on call,” he

said. “And ready to

respond at a moment's

notice.”

Neah Bay responded to the emergency.

According to a statement released by the Coast

Guard, the pumps on the 87-foot Sunnfjord had

failed to keep up with the rising water.

“While responders were in route, the fishermen

reported they had their survival suits on,

life jackets, that captain put his cell phone in

a plastic bag to help keep it dry as they were

experiencing issues with their handheld radio,

and the water had risen in the engine room to

above the floor boards,” the release stated.

The rescued fishermen were transported to

Coast Guard Station at Neah Bay.

The Sunnfjord sank approximately 6 miles

offshore in about 300 feet of water. The vessel

still had 800 gallons of diesel fuel onboard when

it sank below the high seas. Another Coast

Guard vessel with environmental containment

equipment was dispatched to the scene to

guard against the potential impact of fuel on

the sensitive area.

Double duty

Rescue crews from the Coast Guard were

stretched thin last June when they performed

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two rescue operations in the same day off the

coast of Oregon. In one incident, a Coast Guard

helicopter crew hoisted an injured 26-year old

Ukrainian man who reportedly suffered from

spasms from a boat 72 miles off the coast. The

man had reportedly suffered lacerations two

days earlier and had not had his tetanus shot.

The second rescue took place when a Coast

Guard helicopter was called in to save a hiker

from a ledge in Humbug State Park when

officials determined there was no access to

safely remove him by land.

Not all the Coast Guard rescues are equally

dramatic. Last summer, Coast Guard sailors

were called in by a Washington state ferry when

a man fell off his 39-foot boat near the Elliott

Bay Marina in Seattle. The man was reportedly

wearing a life jacket and communicated with

rescue crews with a hand-held radio he kept

above the water until he was pulled onto a 25-

foot response boat.

Some rescues do not even include people. In

July of 2018, the Coast Guard was called in to

investigate a 48-foot sailboat that was adrift

near Greys Harbor.

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Barracuda

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discovered the sailboat more than 440 miles

southeast of its last reported position. After an

inspection of the vessel’s seaworthiness, it was

towed to Coast Guard Station Fort Bragg.

The owners were reportedly sailing from

Hawaii to Bellingham when a storm rendered

their vessel disabled and tore their main sail.

The couple activated their emergency position

indicating radio beacon, and a helicopter crew

from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in

Astoria responded and rescued them.

“The vessel was not under power and was

completely at the mercy of the sea,” said

Chief Warrant Officer Chris Ramp, the Sector

Humboldt Bay command center chief. “The

owners probably never thought they’d see it

again.”

The active Coast Guard personnel are not the

only ones with eyes on the coastline or the

inland waters of the Northwest. There is also an

active contingent of Coast Guard Auxiliary on

duty to assist with educational programs and

public safety.

Thomas Bliss, the Flotilla Commander for the

auxiliary in Seattle, explained that the Coast

Guard Auxiliary has been active for more than


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79 years to provide navigational assistance and

be watchful for polluters.

The Washington state auxiliary provides

support to active duty personnel at events like

SeaFair and at festivals and celebrations all

summer across the state.

“We do not have punitive authority,” said

Bliss. “Our job is to steer owners in the right

direction so they have the proper safety

equipment aboard before they are caught in a

situation when it’s too late.”

With a smile, Bliss said auxiliary members try

to teach lessons in basic “boating etiquette.”

The Coast Guard

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task in District 13,

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The lake is deeper than Loch Ness. Its

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that have made it such an attractive testing

location for the US Navy since WWII.

The Coast Guard has a monumental task in

District 13, from safeguarding recreational

boaters on the Puget Sound to protecting

some of the military’s most secret submarine

research at a remote lake in Idaho.

More than 20 members of the auxiliary are

available to support activities in Western

Washington, while an equal number assist the

Coast Guard with crowd control and education

east of the Cascades.

On Lake Coeur d'Alene, and Lake Pend Oreille

in Sandpoint the Coast Guard is charged with

enforcing regulations and reporting violations

to the proper authority, according to Bliss.

The Coast Guard has one other duty in North

Idaho. That is keeping recreational boaters a

safe distance from the clandestine submarine

testing that goes on at Lake Pend Oreille in

the panhandle of Idaho. The lake has been the

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since the middle of the last century.

The site was chosen because of the lake’s unique

combination of 148 square miles of surface

area, crystal clear water and one of the deepest

lakes in the country. Depths in some portions

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Petty Officer Third Class Trevor Lilburn

summed up the task: “It is a job we accept with

the knowledge that we are protecting lives and

doing our duty to maintain peace.”

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For the Shanafelt family, big changes came together

quickly. In January of 2017 they bought a boat. In April

their house went on the market and by June it was sold.

Come July, they were moved in and starting a new life

course very few would embark on. Their new home was a 46’

Nodhavn vessel they named the ‘Noeta,’ and their new home was

afloat in the waters of Gig Harbor, Washington.

“We were working really hard, doing well, achieved a lot but

didn’t see each other all that much,” recalled Alexa Shanafelt,

an educator, wife and mother of three. “We just started asking

ourselves, ‘What are we doing?’”

Alexa and husband Pat had always dreamed of enjoying a life

at sea but weren’t planning on starting their adventure until all

three kids were out of the house. That changed, however, over a

family dinner.

“We got talking and our daughter Hailey said, ‘That sounds fun!’

And we pretty much decided to do it that night,” said Alexa.

The Shanafelts sold their four-bedroom home and the bulk of

their other possessions, downsizing enough to be able to fit two

parents, one adult child, two teens and the family cat Gilligan

inside the vessel that is about the length of your typical school

bus. While acclimating to their new lives and space, the Shanafelts

docked the Noeta in the protected harbor. Alexa continued to

teach and Pat continued to pilot planes for Alaska Airlines while

Hailey and son Jack attended traditional high school. After a

year it was time to set sail with four aboard as oldest daughter

Mikayla would be moving to California for her career.

They laid out a plan to sail down the Pacific Coast and got as far

as San Francisco before that plan was altered. The boat Pat had

always dreamed of owning, a 50-foot Nordhavn hull 20, came on

the market, something that rarely happens. The boat, however,

was in Rhode Island. Being the adventurous family nonetheless,

they made an offer having only seen photos. The offer was

accepted, the original boat was sold in San Francisco and the

Shanafelts were now on their way to the Northeast.

Being able to add a third stateroom to their floating home

became a priority, especially with two teenagers on board. With

the original boat, the plan was to float leisurely down past the

Baja Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez, docking in Banderas

Bay and Puerto Vallarta area. With Pat still piloting airplanes,

the Noeta needs to stay near an airport to continue his work and

Puerto Vallarta provides that.

The Shanafelts would still get to their final destination, albeit,

from a quite different approach.

From the far Northeastern seaboard, they set sail for Florida,

sailing up close to the statue of Liberty and seeing other iconic

landmarks and communities they never thought they’d be

floating by.

“We learned quickly that there is a huge migration of people

that take the intercostals waterway from the Northeast down to

Florida every year,” said Pat.

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The family has found out that it’s not just the

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shallower waters. In fact, it’s common to bump the bottom

in the much shallower waters of the Atlantic, something that

happened three such times but without any damage. They

made it to Fort Lauderdale, and as their Noeta left on a cargo

ship through the panama canal, the family made their way

back across the country by land, eventually meeting back up

with the boat in La Paz, Mexico.

Two of the most common questions the family gets during

their travels are ‘Why?’ and ‘How do you live like that?’ While

true the Shanafelts are living in much tighter quarters than

most, they deal with the same family dynamics as us and deal

with each situation with honesty.

“We all get along really well, but when someone needs their

space or quiet time, you have to give it to them,” said Alexa.

“It forces you to deal with everything that comes up, and we

make sure everyone has an equal say because you just can’t

keep anything bottled up,” said Pat.

Before leaving Washington they reached out to other families

via social media and blogs to get some advice as well. What

they discovered was a very tight-knit community of people the

Shanafelts were quickly brought into.

Teenagers typically do schooling either from their parents or

online education programs. Around 1pm classes stop and kids

get on the radio to coordinate a place to meet up, which could

be someone’s boat or a place in town. “Nobody gets left out,

and it’s a very unique situation,” said Alexa.

Jack and Hailey still hang out as typical teenagers would,

but have also done some volunteering and have immersed

themselves in the Spanish language by riding local buses and

frequenting local markets and other stores. The family has

found out that it’s not just the ‘cruising’ community that is

welcoming but that the locals in the places they dock are also

very inviting.

“I tell people if you just open your ears, eyes and heart, it will

change you. It’s been really powerful how this experience

has been,” said Pat.

“It’s so rewarding to just let go of your fears of other people,

and we have really enjoyed getting to know families from

all over,” said Alexa.

Hailey is now 17 and is beginning to look at colleges. Her

plan is to spend another year on the boat before heading

off to continue her education. Jack is 15 and has a few

more years to decide what he would like to do. As far

as Mom and Dad are concerned, they see no immediate

reason to head back on land.

“We are going to do this until we no longer enjoy it or we

physically can’t,” said Alexa.

You can follow the family’s journey on social media and

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Sit back, close your eyes and picture yourself on the beautiful open

water with the sun beating down on you. If you try hard enough,

you will be able to hear the laughter and joy coming from those

who accompany you on this adventure. Maybe it’s your children

or friends. Or maybe it’s just you and your significant other. For many

that may seem just like a dream, but it can become a reality, and knowing

where to start and how to choose the correct boat for your needs is

important when making such a large investment. Do you see yourself on a

pontoon boat? Do you and your family enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding

and tubing? Perhaps the tranquility of a sailboat is what appeals to you

most. Do you enjoy getting out in the early morning hours and fishing?

Because each boat is specific and specialized, what one you buy will

be driven by what activities you will want to enjoy while on the water.

Finding a boat to fit your activities, tastes, needs of your crew and budget

will require research. One way to be exposed to a plethora of options

is to attend a boat show. Boat shows typically can be found nationwide

beginning in fall going all the way into May. Spokane’s boat show is

usually in February of each year. The next one in Seattle is scheduled for

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Begin by carefully considering what will give you the optimal use of your new

purchase. Is it realistic to think you want something you can put on a trailer and

haul from home to water each time you want to use it? If not, be sure to work into

your budget the cost of a boat slip for the summer months.

If entertaining friends while gliding at lower speeds across the water while

making dinner on the grill is something that you envision, a pontoon boat is the

perfect solution. They have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to

pontoon tube design, new boat-building materials, innovations in outdoor fabrics

and efficient outboard engines. You can get one with the basics or go all out and

purchase one with a second story complete with a slide for some family fun! Once

thought of as slow-moving vessels, today there are pontoon boats with as much

as 900 horsepower and ones that can top speeds in the 60s. They also come with

performance pontoon “tube” packages, allowing them to corner as well as some

traditional fiberglass-hulled boats.

If you are into watersports, there can be many factors to consider when deciding

what boat will best suit your needs. According to Boating Magazine, each tow sport

requires its own specific wake characteristics. For instance, slalom skiers want small

wakes, whereas wakeboard riders and wake surfers desire larger wakes. And for

those who don’t need one for a specific sport, there is a crossover boat that allows

you to ride, surf and ski.

In an August 2017 article, Boating Magazine reports, “A few builders make crossover

boats that let you ride, surf and ski, such as the Malibu 20 VTX, Nautique G20,

Supra SR and the Tigé RZR. These boats typically use a V-drive engine, but the

shorter and lighter size along with empty ballast tanks keep the wake smaller for

recreational slalom skiing.”

If sailing is your thing, then the best advice is to start with something small and

perfect your skills before moving up. Experts suggest that adults are best starting off

with something in the 22- to 27-foot range, (if kids will be learning, they should start

with something smaller). A boat of this size is typically easy to sail, won’t capsize,

has ample room and is affordable. Take advantage of others’ knowledge and ask local

sailors for their advice as well.

If, after ample research and inquiries, you are still uncertain, try renting a boat for

a day. There are many places available to rent anything from small speed boats to

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larger pontoons. It is best to take advantage of these opportunities before

making an investment you may quickly regret.

So you’ve come to your decision, and it’s time to make that investment.

Boat loans are very similar to car loans, with a specific amount on which

you pay interest over a fixed term. They are available through banks,

credit unions, boat dealers or marine finance companies. If you can make

a sizeable down payment and have a low debt-to-income ratio, you may

qualify for a subprime loan. When deciding what you can truly afford, be

sure to consider the cost of ongoing maintenance, storage, insurance and

the ever-fluctuating cost of fuel.

Boat loans can be both secured and unsecured. Since a secured loan

allows the lender to take back the boat in case of default, unsecured loans

are a higher risk to the lender and will typically have a higher interest

rate. Secured loans can generally be as long as a 20-year term, depending

on the amount and lender, while unsecured loans are typically no longer

than seven years.

Interest rates, as of April 2019, were between 4 and 6 percent on secured

loans, but things the lender will consider include credit history, loan

term and loan amount. For a secured loan, the lender will also likely do a

marine survey to assess the condition of the boat.

We live in a beautiful place with many opportunities to get out and enjoy

the water. Be sure to do your research, even test drive or rent a few of your

choices, and consider what you can afford. After making that purchase,

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We are fortunate to live in a place where the outdoors offer us an abundance of natural pleasures, from hiking and

biking trails, to beautiful parks and lakes, rivers and ocean. As the sun shines brightly and the warm air surrounds

us, there’s nothing like spending a day on the water to cool you off.

Here are some of the top on-the-water recreational activities you’ll want to try this summer—if you haven’t already.

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Wakeboarding

We’ve all seen those wakeboarders out on the water, surfing and jumping wakes, even throwing in a flip or two. This can be intimidating to say the least.

But, if you’ve never tried wakeboarding, there’s no time like now! Attempting any new sport can be difficult, but it is said that wakeboarding is one of

the water sports that can easily and quickly be picked up. The concept is simple: You get into the water behind your towing vessel, secure yourself onto a

short board with foot bindings, hold onto a rope and … you’re off! The most difficult part of the process can be actually getting up out of the water. But

once you’re up, it’s time to ride those wakes—thus the name wakeboarding. Make sure to where a life jacket, and some even suggest a helmet.

Wakesurfing

A similar water sport to wakeboarding, wakesurfing takes excitement and skill to the next level. Like wakeboarding, the “surfer” gets up on the wake,

initially by using a tow rope. But rather than continuing to hold on, once the rider reaches the peak of the wake, he or she let's go and trails behind the

boat, surfing the boat's wake without being pulled by the boat. The sport resembles surfing and can be done on any body of water. It is important to note

that you should never attempt wakesurfing behind a boat with an exposed propeller, as serious injury could result.

Kitesurfing

Also referred to as kiteboarding or kiting, kitesurfing is a wind-powered surface water sport that uses a kite and a board to “surf ” across the water. This

action sport combines elements of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, snowboarding, skateboarding and sailing, creating the ultimate

water sport activity. The kitesurfer, or kiteboarder, rides a small surfboard or kiteboard (which is similar to a wakeboard), and harnesses the power of the

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Imagine soaring high into the sky, the wind at your face, the blue waters below; that feeling of weightlessness and freedom. And the views can’t be beat!

This recreational kiting activity, also known as parascending or parakiting, tows the willing participant (or participants) behind a water vessel, usually

a boat, while being attached to a specially designed canopy wing called a parasail wing, resembling a parachute. While parasailing, you’ll find yourself

hundreds of feet in the air. It is important to note that if there are extreme winds and dark clouds, it’s best to reschedule your water adventure.

Jet Skiing

If you’re into the speed and smooth ride that hopping on a motorcycle gives you, you can take that adrenaline rush off-road and to the next level—onto

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Boating

This classic family friendly activity appeals to all ages. A day on the water on the comfort of a boat really can’t be beat. It’s a great way to spend time

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deterrent. With boat rentals easily available, there’s no reason not to splurge for a day of memory making. And of course, to add some extra excitement

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It’s Crave! Time.

By Marguerite Cleveland

Visionary chefs from around the Pacific Northwest will be converging on the City of Spokane Valley

for the annual Crave! Food and Drink Celebration July 11 through 13, 2019. With all this culinary

talent in the area, it makes the perfect time for a foodie trip. Spokane is building a reputation as a

food lovers’ paradise, and it is an exciting time to experience it. From older family loved restaurants

to new and innovative places, there is something to love for everyone.

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Whether you are coming from a short distance away—can you say staycation?—or driving from further afield,

plan to make your base at Spokane’s grand dame, the Historic Davenport Hotel. This lovingly restored gem

is just beautiful. It is a food and wine destination on its own with its renowned Sunday Brunch and two wine

tasting rooms on-site. Book a Brunch package or a Sip and Stay package, which are perfect options for food and

wine lovers. Insider Tip: Make sure to have a cocktail at the Peacock Room Lounge with happy hour every day

(even on weekends). It has a jazz-age vibe and a stunning 5,000-piece stained glass Peacock.

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treats but you will help the less fortunate with both 2nd Harvest Foods

and Wishing Star, this year’s beneficiaries. The 2019 lineup includes

over 40 chefs and is at the Spokane Valley CenterPlace Regional Event

Center. There are a variety of options for tickets. You can purchase for

just one event or splurge for the whole weekend. Kicking the event off

on Thursday, July 11, is a Seafood Bash. The Grand Tasting takes place

Saturday, July 13, from noon to 4pm. You don’t want to miss this one with

over 70 participants with food, wineries, artisans, craft breweries, cider

makers and distillers. Visit Walla Walla will anchor the event.

The Cork District

The Cork District in Spokane is one of the most convenient areas in

Washington to taste wine with tasting rooms from wineries across the

state. From the Historic Davenport Hotel, just take the elevator downstairs

to two tasting rooms on-site, Arbor Crest and Va Piano. Just a short walk

away is Helix Wines, which are just outstanding. Also make sure to stop

in Terra Blanca for a truly stunning tasting room, which is in the old

Chronicle (a newspaper) building. It is a rather unique experience and a

little more hopping than most tasting rooms as many of the residents in

the apartments above the tasting room are wine club members. It offers

a fun vibe, and the younger crowd is a great source for local favorites for

restaurants and entertainment.

Eat

The food scene in Spokane has just blossomed in the past 10 years. James

Beard Chef semifinalist Adam Hegsted is the creative visionary behind

Crave! and serves as the culinary director for the event. His restaurants,

under the Eat Good Group, are also culinary destinations while in town.

Another James Beard Chef semifinalist is Jeremy Hansen and Top Chef

contestant Chad White, who both own restaurants in the area. There are

some great eateries in the Downtown Entertainment District. Cochinito

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Luigi’s Italian Restaurant has been around for more than 30 years and is

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Sunday Brunch at the Historic Davenport Hotel is an epic gastronomic

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ballrooms. The extravaganza of food includes

buffets of seafood, salads, specialty items and

carved meats like prime rib. House-made

desserts and a towering chocolate fountain

will satisfy any sweet tooth. Champagne and

mimosas are included or, for an additional

charge, take a trip to the Bloody Mary Bar.

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Head out to the Bluff. Just 15 minutes north

of Spokane you’ll find more than 35 farms,

which are part of the Green Bluff Growers.

Endless fields of green fill a 12-miles square area of farms, country

stores, farm stands, wineries and breweries. Farm to table takes on a new

meaning when the restaurant is located on the farm or orchard. Well

worth the drive and fits in with the theme of this trip. There is something

special about getting in your car and discovering where your food comes

from. Agritourism has really helped small, local, family farms. Your

dollars go a long way to help these treasures stay in business.

With a weekend centered around food, shopping has to include a culinary

store. Make sure to check out the locally owned Kitchen Engine, located

in the old Flour Mill. Their motto is “Find Your Inner Chef.” How can you

not with over 7,000 items to choose from. The store has all the tools you

need to create your next culinary masterpiece. High-end cutlery, pots

and pans, every kitchen gadget you can imagine, as well as spices, sauces

and other culinary treats will have you yearning to get in the kitchen.

They also offer cooking classes and demonstrations. Check out their

calendar for more information.

After all that food, a little exercise is in order. You can easily access the

Spokane Riverwalk from your hotel. It is a 1.9-mile loop trail with the

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highlight being Spokane Falls. The falls are so thunderous you’ll hear

them before you see them. Roaring through downtown, the Spokane

River has carved its way into a river gorge. In addition to the trail and

artwork, plan to purchase a ticket to ride on the Skyride to have a bird’seye

view of the Spokane Falls from a gondola. Two suspension bridges

along the trail allow you to cross over the river to the other side.

Spokane really deserves its reputation as a foodie paradise. When

planning your weekend, peruse the Crave! events and see which ones you

want to attend. Pay attention to which local restaurants are participating.

Plan your other meals around places you didn’t get to experience at

Crave! or visit a favorite from the festival. There are such a variety of

great places to eat you want to hit as many as you can. The Visit Spokane

website is a good source of information on the area. Everything you need

to know from hotels to restaurants to things to do is on the site. It is well

organized and easy to find what you are looking for.

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and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

SweetLousIdaho.com

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

41SouthSandpoint.com

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Shoga Sushi

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2001

shogasushi.com

Jalapenos 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

SandpointJalapenos.com

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

CEDAR STREET BISTRO

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

Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted

Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and

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

salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from

7am - 5pm daily.

334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4396 | CedarStBistro.com

Full service bar with

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

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

MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

Coming Events

Outdoor BBQ Buffet Series

July 17th

Music by: Justin Landis

Beer Provided by: KRBC

July 31st

Music by: ToneDevil Brothers

Beer provided by: Mad Bomber

208-255-2603

477227 Highway 95 N

Ponderay, ID 83852

Conveniently located next to Hotel

Ruby in Ponderay

HotelRubyPonderay.com

Part of the Eat Good Group family of

restaurants

EatGoodGroup.com

FarmHouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

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SPRING PEA, RADISH +

FETA SALAD

Recipe & Photos Courtesy of Marina Gunn

@marinagunn | MarinaGunn.com

Serves 3 - 4

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups of leafy greens of your choice (red leaf lettuce, spinach,

romaine)

½ lb. fresh spring peas (or 1 can of sweet peas)

5 to 6 radishes, thinly sliced

3 green onions, thinly sliced

4 oz. feta, crumbled

Handful of sprouts (broccoli, radish or mung bean sprouts)

¼ lemon, juiced

¼ cup olive oil

Pinch of salt and pepper

METHOD:

• If using fresh peas, taste them first. If they are tender, keep them

raw for the salad. If they are a bit tough, blanch them in a small

pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes.

Drain and spread them on a baking sheet in a single layer to

cool. If using frozen peas, thaw them by leaving them at room

temperature or by running them under warm water. Canned peas

can also be used.

• Starting with the salad greens, layer and add peas, sliced

radishes, green onions, crumbled feta, and sprouts.

• Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil to top. Sprinkle with salt and

pepper.

• Serve and 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

41SouthSandpoint.com

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THIS SUMMER

Cool off with amazing ice cream,

or an old-fashioned float!

www.MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

Monday-Friday | 8:30am-5:30pm

1326 Baldy Mtn Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.9446

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enjoy craft beer, food, live music and games

ENTERTAINMENT

JULY 13TH

Cheers to

Sandpoint

JOIN THE GREATER

SANDPOINT CHAMBER OF

COMMERCE FOR BEERFEST

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

For the sixth year in a row, the Greater

Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce will

host the Sandpoint Beerfest—an event

that has people flocking from all over the

Inland Northwest to enjoy craft beer, food, live

music and games.

Held on the lawn at Trinity at City Beach and

offering breathtaking views of Lake Pend Oreille,

the Sandpoint Beerfest will take place from noon

to 5pm on Saturday, July 13. There will be craft

brews and ciders from 16 regional breweries,

including four local breweries, with food catered

by Trinity at City Beach. Live music will be

performed by Tennis, a band which is known and

loved by many locals!

VIP tickets are available for purchase in advance

for $75 and include a commemorative Sandpoint

Beerfest glass, eight tokens good for eight samples

or four full beers, an exclusive Beerfest T-shirt,

one meal and an exclusive pretzel necklace.

General admission, which is $25, includes a

commemorative Beerfest glass and six tasting

tokens. For those under 21, or those who are

designated drivers, the price of admission is $10

and includes a refillable commemorative plastic

cup for MickDuff’s root beer or lemonade.

Children 3 years of age and younger are free.

Bring your chairs, blankets and umbrellas for

lounging on the lawn, and please be advised that

no dogs are permitted at the event.

This event benefits the Greater Sandpoint

Chamber of Commerce and is almost always a

sellout, so get your tickets early! Thanks to the

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and

the major sponsors, Hendrick’s Architecture,

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar and Ting for

bringing this great event to Sandpoint. Cheers!

You can purchase tickets online at Tickets.

beerfests.com/event/sandpoint-beerfest.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY

6&7

Race the Wolf

Race the Wolf is proud to join the Skyrunner USA Series trail running series in 2019

with three distances: 52k and 25k Skyrunner USA events on July 6, and an 8k trail

race on July 7. The course boasts steep climbs, fun single-track and some super fast

two-track, not to mention the epic views. Find additional information and the link

to register at Schweitzer.com.

JULY

07

Book Trust Lawn Party

Enjoy croquet, cocktails and dinner in an amazing lakefront

venue at the second annual Book Trust Lawn Party. This allwhite

croquet lawn party at Oden Bay will raise money for

the Book Trust in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. For

more information, contact Karen Quill at kbquill@gmail.com

or call 808.280.6516.

JULY

10

2019 Full Draw Film Tour

Experience some of the best outdoor and bow hunting

films you'll ever get to see in one place as The Panida

Theater presents the Full Draw Film Tour Wednesday, July

10, starting at 7pm. Tickets are priced $17 for adults, $10

for youth (ages 4 to 17) and available online at Panida.org

or at the door.

JULY

11-13

Crave! Food & Drink

Celebration

Held at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane

Valley Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13, Crave

is a unique culinary event showcasing the creative talents

of visionary chefs from around the Northwest. Guests are

invited to savor the creative talents of award-winning

chefs, specialty food purveyors, winemakers and craft

drink providers. CraveNW.com

JULY

12-14

JULY

13

JULY

13

2019 Sandpoint

SummerFest

This year Sandpoint's community-driven music festival

is back for its 25th year! Held in Sagle July 12 through 14,

this is a weekend for great music, dancing, food and drink,

artists, craftsmen, vendors, entertainers, camping, kid's

activities plus much more! From single-day to individual

all-inclusive passes, visit Eureka-Institute.org to purchase

your tickest to this weekend festival of family music, arts

and culture.

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6th Annual Sandpoint

Beerfest!

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is hosting its

sixth annual Sandpoint Beerfest Saturday, July 13, noon to

5pm on the lawn at Trinity at City Beach. Come enjoy craft

brews and ciders from Sandpoint's four local breweries plus

breweries from across the region, food catered by Trinity at

City Beach, live music with Tennis, corn hole, beer trivia with

prizes, pretzel necklaces and more! Visit Tickets.Beerfests.

com/event/sandpoint-beerfest to purchase tickets.

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Bonner General Health's 70th

Anniversary Party

Bring your family and join Bonner General Health (423 N.

Third Ave.) on Saturday, July 13, from noon to 3pm, and help

them celebrate their 70th anniversary! Star the Magician will

be there, as well as fun games, music, gift bags, cake and ice

cream, and a chance to win a cruiser bike!

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JULY

13

Farmers Market’s 31st Anniversary

Celebration

Head to the Sandpoint Farmers Market July 13, 9am to 1pm, and help celebrate its

31st anniversary! In addition to all of the great vendors, the market will be joined by

Star Alexander the Magician, face painters from Creations for Sandpoint Inc., belly

dancers, musical guests Muffy and the Riff Hangers, along with additional highlights.

Don't miss the fun! SandpointFarmersMarket.com

JULY

14

Jacey's Race

JULY

20&21

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JULY

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SOFD Pancake Breakfast:

Sunday, July 14, 7 to 11am, head to Sandpoint High School

for Jacey's Race 5k and 1k fun run/walk. Get outside, be

active and support an incredible local cause! Jacey's Race

is a community event specifically held to raise awareness

and support for local families with children battling cancer

or other life threatening illness. Race day is full of fun and is

a great event for children and families. After the race, enjoy

dunk tanks, water slides, face painting, cotton candy, snow

cones and more! Jaceys-Race.com

JULY

27

Shakespeare in the Park

Head to Schweitzer for the fifth annual Northwest WineFest

held on the Schweitzer Village lawn. Enjoy great bands,

great wine, great food and great fun at this two-day event!

To taste, stop by the sales tent and purchase your souvenir

wine glass with tasting tickets, then head to “Wine Alley”

and get sampling! Each ticket gets you a 2-ounce pour, with

additional tickets available for purchase. Schweitzer.com

JULY

27

Celebration of Arts & Culture

Saturday, July 27, 2019, start your day off right with a

scenic drive along Highway 200 to Sam Owen Fire Station

#1 at the junction of Peninsula Road and Highway 200 in

Hope. Let the volunteer firefighters cook you a delicious

breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy,

all for only $5. Then tour the station, climb into the

trucks and pick up free handouts and fire chief hats for

the kids. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11am. For

information call 208.264.5745.

AUG.

1-11

Festival at Sandpoint

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks returns to Memorial

Field July 27 to perform Henry IV, Part I. Hosted by Lost

Horse Press, gates open at 3pm, and the play begins

at 6pm. Arrive early with your chairs, blankets and

picnics, visit with friends and family, and enjoy pre-play

performances. Shakespeare in the Park is free and open to

the public. ShakespeareintheParks.org

Join the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint for their

Celebration of Arts & Culture. Held at Memorial Field

Saturday, July 27, this event will feature the Matsiko World

Orphan Choir with MCS Children's Choir in collaboration

with community children; MCS musicians, theater

group and percussion fun ensemble; Sandpoint Literary

Collective poets and writers; tribal dancing and contra

dance. Gates open at 1pm with the performances starting

at 1:30pm. SandpointConservatory.org

Join The Festival at Sandpoint for eight nights of eclectic

music under the stars on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

in Sandpoint August 1 through 11. This internationally

renowned summer concert series provides a laid-back and

intimate atmosphere at Memorial Field in Sandpoint and

feels as though the artists are playing in your backyard.

To view this year's lineup and to purchase tickets, visit

FestivalatSandpoint.com.

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July 27 Fun-Run, ATV & Dirt Bike Ride

Hosted By: Boundary Backcountry Access

ABOUT US:

Non-profit organization formed to promote

the enjoyment of outdoor recreation and the

responsible access to public lands.

START: 9-10AM

Snowmobile Park at 3309 Highland Flats Rd. | Naples, ID

Registration starts at 8:30am

$10/person, 12 and under free

Staggered Start | Lots of Prizes | Lunch Provided

STAY TUNED - More Details to Come!

Follow us on Facebook: Boundary Backcountry Access or Email: boundarybca@yahoo.com

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Events:

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SUCCEEDING TOGETHER

JOIN NOW

Memberships have benefits!

NURTURE YOUR NATURE

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

www.sandpointchamber.org

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Living North Idaho Style

“Waiting for my appointment!”

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• Custom Flooring

and Boards

• Large Real Wood Beams - Up to

44’ Long

• Decorative Mantles, Desktops,

Counters, etc

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Call Today for your FREE No

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Your local hometown sawmill

Gary & Brandon reGehr

4355 Cow Creek Road Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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Tahoe Grand Islander Pontoon

Available on Lake Pend Oreille

EXPERIENCE • PASSION • RESULTS

Accounting | Property Inspection | Marketing | Tenant Screening

Tenant Retention & Leasing Services | Maintenance

25ft Pontoon Boat, 11 people, 115 HP motor 4

stroke outboard 25 Ft motor, Pontoon Stereo, Boat changing closet,

Tahoe Grand

Bimini Seats Cover, 11

Islander

30 People

Pontoon

gal fuel tank,

Available on Lake Pend Oreille

Fuel not include in rental.

115 HP motor

Boat Includes:

4 Stroke 1 Ski Rope. Outboard 4 Ski Vests. Motor

Additional toys available upon request

Stereo

Changing Closet

Bimini Cover

30 Gallon Fuel Tank

Fuel not included in rental.

25ft Pontoon Boat, 11 people, 115 HP motor 4

stroke outboard motor, Stereo, changing closet,

BOAT Bimini Cover, INCLUDES

30 gal fuel tank,

Fuel not Rental 1 Ski include Pricing: Rope in rental.

Boat

14 Day Ski Includes: Vests $450

2 Days $850

1 Additional Ski Rope. toys 4 Ski available Vests.

3 Days $1,150

Additional toys upon

4 Days

available request

$1,400

upon request

Longer rentals available. Email for a quote.

Note: 1 Day rentals are from 9am to 5pm.

FritzBoatRentals@gmail.com

509-481-7457

home.We offer a full range of property

management and maintenance

services tailored to you as a property

owner, investor, landlord or tenant.

With summer already in full force,

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summer maintenance needs!

(208)263-9233 • sandpointrentals.com

Rental Pricing:

1 Day $450

2 Days $850

1 Day $450 2 Days $850

3 Days $1,150

3 Days $1,150 4 Days $1,400 4 Days $1,400

Longer rentals available. Email for a quote.

Note: 1 Longer Day rentals rentals are from available. 9am to 5pm.

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Email for a quote.

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Auto • Home • Business

Grizzly Glass Centers offers more than 30 years of experience, with the best

reputation, and provides only top quality services. Expert auto glass services with top

qualified and certified technicians on staff, we use only professional grade products

and up to date equipment. We offer quality work at an affordable price, guaranteed!

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Join us for our summer menu!

Come see us at Kootenai River Days

and the Boundary County Fair!

NEW MENU ITEMS

• Grilled Rainbow Trout with Wild Rice Pilaf

• Marinated Lamb served over Jasmine Rice

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• Craft Beers and Amazing Wines

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Hometown Favorites and Homemade Specials

Including:

• Biscuits and Gravy

• Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

• Meatloaf

• Pork Chops

• Shakes

• Apple Crisp

• Shelby’s Signature Carrot Cake!

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Your Lake Adventure

Starts Here!

SANDPOINT

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LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN

SANDPOINT, IDAHO

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RIVERSTONE

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

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

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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.

$139,900

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

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Excepponal 1 acre building lot in Swan

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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

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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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range and central island, open floor plan with rock fireplace, and master suite with its own wood stove and spa-like bath. Lower level includes

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

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

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

year-round vacaaon getaway. $625,000

Extraordinary 4 acres of wooded property located

in the Sherri Shores sub-division on Cocolalla

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 &

gorgeous long-range views, conveniently located

between Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene.

Seller will consider installing seppc. $81,000

Something for everyone! 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath,

2432 sqq Mountain Meadows beauty with

hardwood floors, lux baths, spacious master

suite and fenced, private yard with deck near

schools, parks, and the Lake. $425,000

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Ron Hanson and Jackie Suarez

Since 2000, Ron and Jackie have helped buyers and sellers

navigate the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market.

Consistent communication, effective marketing, negotiating

and networking skills translate to smooth transitions for their

clients.

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