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September 2019 Bonners Ferry Living Local

SEPTEMBER 2019

LIVING LOCAL

GO

BADGERS!

Kicking off

the Season

Honoring The Fallen

Carry The Fallen

Ruck March

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Bonners Ferry

Community Orchestra

is now accepting applications for Fall

season players. No charge to apply

or participate. Everyone will be given

consideration. Contact Glenda

at Novinger Music Center for

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THE SECRET IS OUT

IT WAS OURS FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

The secret of the beauty of the Northwest.

Yes, some people discovered long ago

the picturesque place we call home—the

mountains, the water and the friendliness

of the people. But it seems, more than ever,

people are flocking to our area in droves,

especially during the summer.

It’s amazing how quickly these summer

months went by. The kids are headed back

to school, but the memories of concerts,

festivals and time spent with family

and friends are still fresh in our mind.

Hopefully you took the time to enjoy all

that the Pacific Northwest has to offer,

whether it’s traveling to some of the places

on your bucket list or simply enjoying the

beauty of our own community. It’s difficult

to check it all off our list in such a short

amount of time.

The good news is, it’s not over yet. September

is usually one of the most beautiful months

of the year, and our community quickly

returns to what we know as “home” instead

of a tourist destination for many, and there

is still much fun to be had.

While sharing our piece of paradise may

seem difficult at times—especially when it

comes to increased traffic and long lines—

it is important to also remember that the

influx of tourists also means a thriving

economy. Local businesses prosper, and

our friends and neighbors who work hard

all year long realize the benefit of it during

tourist season. Now who can complain

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ABOUT THE COVER

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!

It's that time of year again when the Bonners Ferry

High School Badgers rally up the entire town for a

season of intensity, integrity and excitement! Don't

miss a single game, as this season is sure to impress.

This month's cover photo was taken by Jason

Duchow of Jason Duchow Photography.

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Contents

Look and feel

your best.

pg.38

10 Good News

Competitive Carving: Three events over one

weekend

12 Essentials

Transforming your house into a home

15 Financial Focus

Interested in Fixed Annuities? Beware of

common misconceptions

17 Life & Community

Truck and Tractor Pull returns to Bonners Ferry

21 A Badger for Life

David Koon begins 40th season with the Badgers

22 North Idaho In Focus

U of I program helps bring new skill to small towns

26 Business Spotlight

Bushnell Law: Local attorney continues to give back

pg.48

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28 Feature Story

Touring North America’s biggest hop farm

34 Health & Lifestyle

Things to know when you are the first responder

38 Kicking off the

Season

Travis Hinthorn takes the helm for the Badgers

this fall

48 Travel & Leisure

Fall in Fairbanks

52 Dining Guide

Eat local! Recipes and where to dine!

56 Arts &

Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music

and shows

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COMPETITIVE CARVING

Three events over one weekend

By Colin Anderson

Photos Courtesy of Kootenai

Country Montana

“WHAT COULD

BE BETTER THAN

BRINGING THE

The streets of Libby, Montana, will be louder

than usual during the second weekend of

September as chainsaws fire up and beautiful

works of art will be revealed right before your

eyes. The third annual Kootenai Country Montana

International Chainsaw Carving Championship

kicks off on Thursday, September 13, with all kinds

of demonstrations and competitions throughout the

weekend.

“What could possibly be more distinctly Montana than

chainsaw art,” said Paul Bunn, the local resident who

came up with the idea. “And what could be better than

bringing the very best in the world to the world’s most

beautiful place for a live carving championship?”

be two types of competition during the event. The

masterpiece carvings, which will be completed over the

course of four days, consist of an 8-foot pine log being

transformed into anything the artists can imagine. The

second competition is known as a quick carve. Every

day, the carvers take an hour and 15-minute break and

carve one of these smaller pieces from local Lincoln

County cedar provided by Stimson Lumber. All of these

pieces, including the masterpieces, will be available

for purchase at the auctions on Friday, Saturday and

Sunday. There are several awards the carvers are

competing for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall awarded by a

panel of five judges; People’s Choice, voted on by the

attendees; and Quick Carve Champion, awarded to the

carver with the highest auction total.

VERY BEST IN

THE WORLD TO

THE WORLD’S

MOST BEAUTIFUL

PLACE FOR A

LIVE CARVING

CHAMPIONSHIP?”

Now in its third year, the event continues to draw

in professionals from around the globe and many

additional visitors to the far reaches of Northwest

Montana.

“This is one of the most majestic outdoor recreation

areas in the country, and encouraging people to visit

for events like these is a sure way to make them want

to come back and see more,” said Kootenai Country

Montana Executive Director Troy Douthit.

Organizers say they knew right away they had a worldclass

event and brought in some of the finest chainsaw

carvers from around the globe competing for one of

the richest prize purses anywhere.

This year you will see artists coming from across

the United States, as well as eight other countries

including Zimbabwe, Ireland, Canada, Argentina,

Slovakia, Moldova, Australia and the UK. There will

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One of the greatest things about this championship is

it takes place right on Mineral Avenue in Downtown

Libby. “The carvers will be separated from the public by

safety fencing, but for all intents and purposes, the event

itself is a four-day long interactive demonstration,” said

Troy. The public can watch the entire transformation

process up close as the artists turn their raw materials

into fine art. Carvers always love to talk to the public,

share their stories, their inspirations and their love of

art.

Admission is free during the entire competition,

so bring your friends and families, but leave your

pets at home. There are no dogs allowed during the

competition due to noise and crowds. Be aware that

chainsaws will be running nearly continuously, so

it will be very noisy the closer you get to the event.

Ear protection is strongly recommended, and if you

don’t have ear protection, there will be some available


“This is one of the

most majestic outdoor

recreation areas in

the country, and

The best local place

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

encouraging people

to visit for events like

these is a sure way to

make them want to come

back and see more.”

for purchase at the information booth, as well as

T-shirts and free programs.

As a bonus this year, the International Chainsaw

Carving Championship will coincide with Libby’s

Nordicfest Heritage Festival, put on by the Sons

of Norway. This event runs Friday through

Sunday and has a little bit of everything. The Craft

Show at the Memorial Center is always a festival

favorite. Dozens of regional crafters display their

unique pieces, many of which are entered into

competition in various categories. Food booths

are open during the festivities so you can try some

traditional Scandinavian dishes. There is also

a Swedish Meatball Dinner Saturday night and

a Swedish Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning.

The parade marches through town on Saturday

morning, and there will be all sorts of live music

and entertainment each afternoon. Kids’ activities

are also available, and you can check the schedule

of events by visiting LibbyNordicfest.com.

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Harvest Fest!

Saturday, September 14th

And if two events weren’t enough for one weekend,

why not three? The fifth annual Kootenai Harvest

Festival will also be taking place on Saturday from

noon to 6pm. Not only can you dance to your

favorite local bands and shop with local vendors

for handmade crafts and homegrown food, but you

can enjoy a delicious garden-to-table dinner grown

in the Libby Community Garden and prepared by

Gracious Table. Kids will have fun in the candy

straw pit, face painting, tug-o-war, hopping all over

with sack races and more activities throughout

the day! Enjoy shopping with more than 30 local

vendors at the farmers market while the kids play.

Don’t forget that back at the Chainsaw Carving

Championships, many pieces will be up for auction.

These will be heavy, so don’t forget the truck or

trailer if you want to bring a piece home.

Libby has a lot to celebrate, and you can get the full

gamut during this exciting weekend. Stop by for

great food and drink, family fun, incredible art and

a true Western Montana experience.

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INJECTING PERSONALITY AND INTERESTS INTO OUR HOMES

Transforming your house into a home

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS

FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

One of the best parts about my profession is that I

frequently get to look inside (and help decorate!)

gorgeous homes. Recently I had the opportunity to

help stage a home that I had always longed to see.

Knowing that a friend of mine with excellent taste had designed

it before the current owners had moved in, I knew it would

be beautiful. It did not disappoint. The interior features—tile,

fixtures, paint colors, etc.—were perfectly aligned with the

beautiful Victorian-era home.

The young couple who was selling it had decorated it in a

completely unexpected way, bringing in their more modern

sensibilities with hints of pop culture throughout. It really

worked! And it was fun to see their personalities and interests

shine in a home that had stood for more than a century.

When decorating your home, I believe that you have to be

respectful to the style and era of the house, but never forget that

it is truly your home and thus should be a reflection of you! Too

often we try and make our homes look like something out of a

catalog or décor magazine, when truly our inspiration should

come from something closer to our hearts—our own interests

and passions.

If you love classical music, for example, try bringing in pieces

of art that reflect your interest, or even use instruments or sheet

music as art. If you love “Star Wars” (and who doesn’t?), by all

means, hang movie posters, quotes or even use a well-placed

model of the Millennium Falcon as a bookend on your shelf.

What keeps this look from being too “kitch-y” is to do it well.

Have the movie posters professionally framed and keep the

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fun glimpses into your hobbies and interests

without feeling like they walked into a popculture

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I have a cousin who produces amazing skateboard

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entire wall dedicated to his art, but as they are

all clustered together, the installation reads as

one piece and therefore isn’t overwhelming.

Another example might be someone who is a

passionate gardener or plant aficionado. I have

seen lots of plants in a home done well, and I

have also seen it done poorly. Done well, plants

are healthy and thriving and clustered on a

table in a sunny window, or even several sunny

windows. They are potted in nice, somewhat

similar pots and look cohesive. Done poorly,

the plants are scattered haphazardly through

the home with no rhyme or reason and no

regard for their health. There is nothing sadder

than a half-dead plant sitting by itself in the

middle of the floor in an ugly plastic pot.

Remember, your home is and truly should be a

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F I N A N C

I A L F O C U S

Interested in Fixed Annuities?

Beware of common misconceptions

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones

Financial Advisors Kevin Callos and Merle Ansley.

Between your 401(k) or pension,

your IRA and Social Security, you

hope to have enough to enjoy a

comfortable retirement lifestyle.

Yet, you may want, or need, to find other

financial resources—one of which might be

a fixed annuity, which offers a guaranteed

interest rate and can be structured to provide

a lifetime income stream. But you may be

nervous about investing in annuities because

of some negative things you’ve heard about

them. How concerned should you be?

To help answer that question, let’s consider

some common misconceptions about fixed

annuities:

• “I won’t be able to touch any of my money

if I need some of it before I retire.” A fixed

annuity is designed to provide you with

income during your retirement years. But if

you want to withdraw a significant amount

of your money before you retire—when your

annuity is in what’s called the “accumulation

phase”—you’ll likely face a surrender charge,

as well as a 10 percent federal tax penalty.

Withdrawals may also be subject to a market

value adjustment. However, to access a small

percentage of your allocated funds, you might

not encounter any fees. And some annuity

contracts allow a 10 percent withdrawal with

no penalty.

• “Annuities cost too much.” Many annuities

are actually low in cost. Be sure to compare

the cost against the value of each additional

guarantee, feature and benefit—and only pay

for what you need.

• “The interest rate will always be too low

to make an annuity worthwhile.” A fixed

annuity is not designed to provide you with

high returns. Its key benefit is the guaranteed

interest rate and the potential for lifetime

income.

• “A deferred annuity isn’t worth the wait.” If

you set up a deferred annuity, it’s true that you

won’t immediately start receiving income. You

will, however, be able to factor future expected

payments into your retirement plan.

• “When I die, the insurance company keeps

my money.” If your payout plan includes a

beneficiary agreement, your beneficiaries will

receive the remaining amount of money in the

contract. Read the terms and conditions listed

with an annuity, as they will spell out where

the remaining money will go after you pass

away.

Of course, even if the above concerns are

simply misconceptions, it doesn’t mean there

are no issues about which you must be aware

when considering fixed annuities. For one

thing, the safety of your lifetime income stream

and guarantees will depend on the claimspaying

ability of the insurer that issued the

annuity, so you’ll want to choose a company

that has demonstrated financial strength

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annuities: They typically don’t carry a cost of

living adjustment, such as that found in Social

Security. You can find annuities that do offer

some inflation protection, but this feature can

reduce early payments significantly.

If it’s appropriate for your situation, a fixed

annuity can be a valuable addition to your

retirement income. Before purchasing one,

though, you’ll need to weigh all the potential

benefits and issues. But don’t be swayed by

misconceptions—you’ll want to base your

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PULSE-RACING, ENGINE-REVVING ACTION AWAITS

TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL RETURNS TO BONNERS FERRY

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Excitement is headed for the Boundary

County Fairgrounds as Cascade Pullers

LLC (the premier professional truck and

tractor pulling series in the Northwest)

brings the Truck and Tractor Pull to Bonners

Ferry on Saturday, September 14.

Event organizer Delton Amoth has been pulling

for 34 years. They first put on the event in

Bonners Ferry 24 years ago, and as Delton says,

“It was time to bring it back.”

"Pulse-racing, enginerevving

action, with

everything from the

little kids with their

mini tractors to the

action, with everything from the little kids with

their mini tractors to the guys and gals with

their daily drivers, and modified trucks to the

big boys with the multi-engine tractors. [There

will be] a wide variety of entertainment that

everyone will enjoy.”

He adds that they are expecting around 30

modified vehicles to participate “and whoever

wants to come to hook on with their daily

driver.”

For those who have never attended a truck

and tractor pull, the event is sure to bring

excitement and cheers from the audience.

This motorsport competition requires vehicles

(some highly modified) to pull a sled along a 35-

foot wide track the length of 300-plus feet, with

the winner being the person who pulls the sled

the furthest.

When it comes to what spectators can expect,

Delton says, “Pulse-racing, engine-revving

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their daily drivers, and

modified trucks to

the big boys with the

multi-engine tractors."

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The fun kicks off at 6pm with local pullers,

followed by modified pullers at 7pm. After the

pull, there will be a pit party with a driver meetand-greet

and autograph session. Admission to

the event, which is family friendly, is $15, and

children 6 and younger are free.

“Come out and see what started as a farmers

competition turned into lots of horsepower!”

says Delton.


Honoring The Fallen

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BY TERESA PESCE​

Veterans are solemnly aware of their brotherhood in battle.

They carry the fallen. In civilian life, Active Heroes

gives patriotic civilians an opportunity to show their

willingness to do the

same by participating in a Carry

The Fallen ruck march. With a ruck

sack on their backs to symbolize

the psychological burdens of war

that drive some veterans to suicide,

participants join together in a hike

to spread the message that nobody

is alone and that there is a whole

community network of support for

our vets. ​

The next ruck march will take place

September 21 starting at Log Inn

Cabins and RV. Opening ceremonies

will be at 10am, followed by the

three-hour ruck march starting at

10:30am. The closing ceremony

will be held after the march with a

community barbecue, beer garden,

kids’ activities, live and silent auctions and 50/50 raffle. ​

​Active Heroes was started by U.S. Army Veteran Troy Yocum. Troy

returned home from serving in Iraq with a wound in his soul that

would never entirely heal. His battle buddy had committed suicide. To

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suicide crisis in the U.S., Troy hiked 7,800-plus miles across America,

sharing his mission with each community along the way. Every step

was motivated by his compassion

for the living who were suffering

as his friend had suffered and

by his commitment to help save

their lives. Carry the Fallen ruck

marches are in support of Troy’s

journey. ​

Veteran John Riddle of Bonners

Ferry brought the Carry the

Fallen ruck sack march to Bonners

Ferry, where he built a team of

like-hearted people who wanted

to bolster community support,

resources and networking to help

veterans and their families. The

march created a strengthening

camaraderie for military families

and raised $12,000—with $4,400

applied locally—to support the

Bonners Ferry VFW post, the Bonners Ferry Disabled American

Veterans Chapter and Active Heroes initiatives. Active Heroes events

are free for veterans, former military service members and military

family members. All are welcome and encouraged to support the

march’s mission of eliminating veteran suicide.​

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A BADGER FOR LIFE

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Players come and go. Even coaches

come and go. But for four decades

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football field for the Bonners Ferry

Badgers. David Koon, who has lived in Bonners

Ferry his entire life, began as a manager for

the team when he was in his freshmen year

at Bonners Ferry High School. Now, 40 years

later, he remains on the staff as the equipment

manager and loves every minute of it.

“I just love being with the kids,” said Koon,

who proudly adds that he is the oldest coach

for the team. “Being out there makes me feel

young.”

He says he has made many friendships

throughout the years, not only with the players

but with their families as well. And as a mentor

to both the varsity and junior varsity players,

Koon says he encourages all the seniors each

season to enjoy every moment because it will

go by faster than they can ever imagine. “I tell

them they’ll never have this feeling again, so

enjoy it,” said Koon.

In addition to his role for the football team,

Koon is also an assistant coach for the golf

team, something he has done for approximately

the last 10 years. “We even took two kids to

state this year,” he said proudly.

Former Badger Head Football Coach Cory

Kramer has known Koon for many years and

is grateful for his dedication.

“I’ve known Dave since 1989, as a player, a

coach and parent of kids that played while he’s

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been a coach. His passion and care for Badger

football has never changed,” said Kramer.

A volunteer, Koon’s role extends far beyond the

field. In addition to his job as an equipment

manager, he must take online classes each year

on topics such as concussion awareness, heat

stroke and more.

When asked to share one of his most

memorable moments, Koon said he simply

loves them all. But it was a memory of being

recognized by the community that still brings

him to tears. At one game, the coaches and

team made a “tunnel.” Koon did not realize it

was for him. He walked through the tunnel of

players and coaches and was presented with his

own letterman’s jacket.

“It surprised the heck out of me. I was bawling

like a baby!” said Koon. Both teams, the fans,

the cheerleaders and the coaches all gave Koon

a well-deserved standing ovation.

“I wear the jacket at all the homecoming games

and at some of the other games too,” said Koon.

And if you are thinking that after four decades

David Koon may be thinking of retirement,

think again.

“I’m not going to retire so long as I can still

walk,” he said. “And even if I can’t, I still may

work with the team.”

Thank you, David Koon, for your years of

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Sean Bonner is quick to call himself a

nerd, and during his 15 years living in

North Idaho, he has come to realize that

he is not alone.

Through the Coeur d’Alene branch of the

Innovation Collective, he and other self-avowed

nerds have a place to come together and work

toward the organization’s mission, which is to

create “a global entrepreneurship movement in

smaller towns,” nodding to the uniqueness of

each town and the skills of each member.

Charles Buck is the associate vice president

and executive officer for University of Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, and his charge is to increase

educational access in the community to foster

positive growth and development, not just in

Coeur d’Alene but in towns across the state.

So perhaps it was only a matter of time that

the efforts of Buck and people like Bonner in

the Innovation Collective were able to come

together. And come together they have, with a

program that is off to a faster start than either

of them expected.

With the help of Apple, the University of Idaho

and the Innovation Collective have created

“Inspire Idaho.” The program’s goal? To help

Idahoans learn the skills of coding and mobile

app development, all without driving farther

than their hometown library or enrolling in

university classes.

“We need to find other products that our

citizens can understand and really benefit

from,” Buck said. “We want to bring something

that’s relevant to our communities.”

The need is evident. The tech world is already in

need of about 50,000 qualified coders and app

writers, Buck said, and that demand isn’t going

away. But not everyone is in a position to uproot

their families in order to redirect their careers,

he said.

In early 2018, Buck ended up in conversations

with some representatives from Apple, which,

he learned, already had a curriculum to teach

people how to code and develop apps—all in

about 180 hours of work and study.

In March that year, Buck mustered five teams

of U of I and Apple representatives to travel

across the state, visiting 20 cities and holding

forums to introduce this idea to Idahoans. Buck

thought they might get a couple hundred people

interested.

Within four days, they had 450 signups. Now

they have 348 people enrolled across 11 sites—

including Bonners Ferry and Coeur d’Alene—

with another 550 people waiting to join teams.

A Sandpoint-based group is scheduled to start

this fall.

“The key thing about the curriculum that got

me excited about going forward is it’s not just

learning how to code,” Buck said. “You can go

from knowing nothing to a fully developed app

if you get through the curriculum, so there’s a

real tangible deliverable on the other end.”

Buck and his colleagues at the University of Idaho

are doing what they can to ensure a successful

experience for those involved in the program.

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ight about now. Bonner has been involved with the group in Bonners

Ferry, sometimes through in-person visits but more often by video chat

from his home in Post Falls. Every student has been enthusiastic, he

said, though not all who started will finish the program.

While Apple’s curriculum is called “Everyone Can Code,” some people

pick it up faster than others or are able to devote more time to it.

Bonner’s group in Bonners Ferry decided that a pace of four hours per

week was a good starting point to get done in a year, but that hasn’t

necessarily been a pace everyone has kept up with.

Also, the process of learning to code and then actually writing specific

code to build the apps that students are setting out to create is not

necessarily a smooth one, Bonner said.

“When people start getting into the actual (digital) playgrounds, they

say, ‘Wow this is way more than I thought,’” said Bonner, a software

developer. “The program was trying to get people enthusiastic, and

some are realizing this isn’t quite what they thought, but the people who

are still in now are definitely wanting to finish. … At the root it’s a selfstudy,

so you get out of it what you put into it.”

Bonner believes in the program, though, and said he will continue to

work with groups this fall.

“The University of Idaho was founded when all the states were being

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settled and farmed, and they realized we had all these people who need

to be able to do a good job at farming,” Bonner said. “We have a new

shift in technology and workforce, and people are doing something now

to retool, so the U of I is a good sponsor to get this program started.”

Along with Bonner, Jim Hutten will be a mentor for the Sandpoint team.

The group of about 15 will meet at the library on a weekly basis, he said,

with the hope that being together will help members troubleshoot and

learn together.

“Like any other learning, (we) want to create an environment here

where people are inspired, where they can go when they get frustrated

but not be on a rigorous training schedule like education is,” Hutten

said. “Charles (Buck) has a great vision. We need to change the way

people learn and get educated.”

Hutten, as well as others he talks to in Sandpoint, realizes that coding

is a skill that’s not going away. Many people, he said, don’t want to leave

Sandpoint, but they want a better job and they want to learn the skill on

their own time.

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A Passion for the

Law and Community

Local attorney continues to give back

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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“WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO

HAVE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

OF WHAT THEIR OPTIONS ARE AND

THE DANGERS THAT CAN BEFALL

PROPERTY AND INHERITANCES THAT

ARE NOT PROPERLY PROTECTED.”

Thomas A. Bushnell’s passion for helping people and solving

problems started at an early age in third grade, while strategizing

for a mock trial.

Today, Tom is owner and attorney at law at Bushnell Law, which

opened its doors in Bonners Ferry in March of 2017. Since day one, Tom

and his firm have been dedicated to being efficient and personable to

each client who walks through their doors.

“We emphasize performing in a timely fashion so we can supply our

clients with quality services while maintaining affordability,” says Tom.

The firm handles many different aspects of law. Sixty percent of their

business is estate planning. Bushnell Law specializes in ensuring the

maximum amount possible is left to their clients’ loved ones by avoiding

probate and Medicaid liens, keeping money that should be passed down

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to the descendants from being usurped by outside forces. “We want the

community to have a deeper understanding of what their options are

and the dangers that can befall property and inheritances that are not

properly protected,” affirms Tom. This led Tom to start teaching a free

class on the third Friday of every month at 6:30pm to inform people

about wills and trusts.

Tom has a gift for explaining the legal processes in simple terms for his

clients, which allows them to easily understand the process without

having to have a legal background.

As Sheraya Hauck, paralegal and office manager at Bushnell Law shares,

“Tom loves to help people. He wants them to leave in a better position

than when they arrived at our office, no matter the issue at hand.”

decades after relocating from Washington state. Tom and his family

originally moved to Porthill and lived off-grid in a log home. As Tom

says, “The natural beauty of Boundary County is unparalleled.”

During Tom and Sherry’s more than 37 years of marriage, the couple has

been devoted not only to each other but three nonprofit organizations.

Today they run Blessed Beginnings, a crisis pregnancy center in

Boundary County, as well as two other nonprofit organizations.

If you are looking for a local attorney to help guide you through your

estate planning or any of the additional services they offer, Bushnell Law

has your best interest in mind. Thomas A. Bushnell is licensed in Idaho,

Washington and California.

The Bushnells have called Boundary County home for the last two

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BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ELK MOUNTAIN FARMS AND

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To brew beer you need four key ingredients: water, yeast, malt

and hops. Clean water makes for a crisp beverage, and yeast

is used to convert sugars into alcohol. Malt is where the color

and flavor profile comes from, and hops add to the aroma and

bitterness. A stroll down any grocery store aisle and you’ll find such a

wide range of choices that it’s hard to fathom they all come from the

same four basic ingredients. If you’ve tipped back a Bud Light, Goose

Island IPA, Elysian Dragon Tooth Stout or Ten Barrel Trail Beer, then

you’ll want to raise your glass and toast to one of the men who supplies

the beer industry with one of its key ingredients.

Ed Atkins is a fourth generation farmer whose family continues to work

the lands along the Kootenai River Valley in the far reaches of Northern

Idaho. About 10 miles south of the Canadian border you’ll find a lush

valley surrounded by towering mountains. All kinds of crops flourish

here including hops, and Ed and his team have more than a few plants

to keep an eye on.

Elk Mountain Farms was built in 1987 and originally covered 600

acres. In 1989, the farm was expanded by another 600 acres, and in

1991 an additional 500 acres were added. The 1,700 acres easily makes

Elk Mountain Farms the largest hop farm in North America. Ed is the

general manager of the massive operation, something he didn’t see

coming when he started here more than 30 years ago.

“I didn’t know anything about hops,” he recalled. In the late ‘80s Ed was

in the logging industry when he was laid off due to slowing production.

He knew the person who was starting up the farm and was asked if he

wanted a job. “I thought I’d work there for a few months then head back

into the woods again, but here I am,” he said.

Ed now oversees a full-time staff of 21 and seasonal workers that during

harvest can swell to 220. He’s held numerous positions from mechanic

to manager to business operations, and GM for the last 11 years. From

having no knowledge of hops, Ed is now a walking encyclopedia. “We

have a rich, fertile valley here with lots of irrigation, long summer

days and cool nights. Hops enjoy the 80 degree days and the 60 degree

nights,” he explained.

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Elk Mountain Farms is situated on similar latitude to hop farms in

Germany. This was taken into account when finding a location for

the massive operation. Hallertau and Saaz are some of the oldest hops

known to man and do very well in Germany. These were the first

varieties planted at Elk Mountain and were also very successful. During

the early days of the farm, the hops were being utilized for Budweiser’s

flagship products Bud and Bud Light. As the craft beer movement began

to swing back up again, it was Ed’s job to bring in additional varieties

to meet brewers’ demand for new products. “We started with two and

are now growing seven varieties,” said Ed. These include Amarillo and

the newest rage Citra, used in juicy or hazy-style IPAs. It’s a market

that’s much different from when Ed began his career at Elk Mountain.

“Today’s consumers are a lot more fickle, and I see there is virtually no

loyalty to brands. It seems to always be about what’s new versus what’s

good.”

With that in mind, the experimental side of the farm has also ramped

up. There was a time when Ed and his team were only experimenting

with a half dozen plants; today that number has skyrocketed to 1,500.

“We are always looking for the next big thing as there are two big niches

today: drinking what’s local or regional or what’s the new latest and

greatest.” While the experimental side is an operation of itself, the main

farm is where the vast majority of the work comes from.

A single acre on the farm contains 889 plants, meaning at full capacity

there are more than 1.5 million plants that are tended to. “Hops are high

maintenance and high labor,” explained Ed. Hop bines grow vertically,


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Only a few thousand people call

the area home, and while there

has been growth in the previous

30 years, it’s unlikely to ever

impact the farm, its space or the

river which it is reliant on.

and each bine on the farm will reach a height

of about 20 feet. Elk Mountain uses a core

yarn that is made from coconut husk fibers

as a way for the plant to wrap itself and grow

vertically. Workers need to put these up at the

start of each year. Most plants require two

strings each. This translates to approximately

80 million feet or 15,000 miles worth of string

put up by hand each and every year.

Unfortunately for the team, the bines need

assistance if they are going to reach their full

potential, which means training. Each May

workers go out for the first training, which

involves manually wrapping each bine around

the string. About a month later it’s done again.

Keep in mind, there are more than a million

plants—and this is done twice! “We do this

so that all the bines grow to an even length

because we want them to all grow and bloom

at the same time.”

About 100 to 150 workers tackle these jobs in

the spring and summer.

There is a small window when the hop cones

are ready to harvest. This is usually in August,

and that’s when Elk Mountain Farms really

begins to ramp up. Two-hundred-and-twenty

seasonal workers are brought in to work

around the clock. “We’ve done it in 17 days,

but typically it’s about 20 or 21 days,” said Ed.

Each worker is set to a specific task to ensure

everything is done correctly and timely so the

farm doesn’t miss its limited window.

Hop combines are sent out into the fields.

There are only about 30 of these in the U.S.,

and Elk Mountain has six of them. “You have

to build them yourself,” said Ed. “We can’t just

call up John Deere and have them make us

one.” The massive machines gather the whole

bine and begin separating out the cones from

the rest of the plant. Bines are sent through

an unloader, which breaks up the clumps and

starts to separate the cones from the rest of the

plant. The first cleaning done in the field is just

step one of the process.

The harvested hops are brought into two

massive structures on property to further

separate the cones from waste materials. The

cones run through an intricate system in

which they are bounced on mesh, blasted by

air and shaken again. In all they go through six

different stations including mesh grates, arm

piercers, trammels, a harp and finally dribble

tables. (If it’s at all confusing, it should be.

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Just know that by the time they come out they

are cleared of any excess material). Materials

separated from the cones are composted and go

back into the fields to be used on the next crop.

The next step in the process is drying the hops.

This is done in a massive kiln powered by a

9 million BTU propane burner and a 75,000

CFM fan. The hops are dried at a temperature of

around 130 to 145 degrees. Once out of the kiln

a conveyor drops them into another area atop

a cloth for them to cool. These tables are filled

about 30-inches deep, and it takes anywhere from

four to 13 hours for the hops to hit their preferred

moisture level of 9.5 percent. “Operators feel by

hand and read the moisture levels. Once we hit

that mark, they are sent to be bailed,” explained

Ed.

At this point the hops are ready to be used and

can be shipped to distributors and brewers

around North America. The hops are run up an

additional set of belts and dropped into a weight

box. They fall into a cloth, and once 200 pounds

are in, they are sealed up by hand using two

commercial-grade sewing machines. Each bail is

labeled, and they are ready to be shipped.

When harvest is complete there is still plenty of

work to be done preparing for next season before

winter sets in. Workers stay on until around

Thanksgiving time, when things slow enough for

everyone to catch their breath, if only for a short

time.

For Ed, the entire experience is something he

didn’t envision but wouldn’t change. He’s been

able to work alongside a passionate group,

many of whom started when the farm was built

and retired after never leaving. “I’ve had great

mentors here; the people that help you, I owe a

debt of gratitude to them,” said Ed.

As you look around the Northwest, new breweries

continue to pop up seemingly on a monthly basis.

Competition for taps at bars and restaurants is

fierce, and brewers are altering their marketing

and creating new styles in ways they didn’t have

to when the craft beer renaissance started again

in the early 2000s. While it seems like something

that’s never-ending and here to stay, Ed isn’t so

sure. “Craft died in the mid-'90s and came back

again in the mid-2000s. It’s usually about a 10-

year cycle,” Ed predicted. Ed points to consumer

data showing big gains in the wine and whisky

industry taking a bite into beer sales. Hop-free

spiked seltzers are also exploding onto the scene,

all products competing in one of the biggest

global industries.

Ed has been through it before, and the farm

is ready to adapt to what consumers want. If

brewers continue looking for the next new hop

flavor, Ed’s team will keep the experimental

varieties going strong. If consumers begin to

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pull away from a saturated craft beer market,

they’ll adjust for that too, all part of 32 years

experience in farming one of the more unique

crops on earth.

The relative isolation of Elk Mountain Farms

ensures that encroachment likely will never

become an issue. Only a few thousand people

call the area home, and while there has been

growth in the previous 30 years, it’s unlikely

to ever impact the farm, its space or the river

which it is reliant on. The scale of the operation

and which hops are growing might change, but

as long as there is beer, the farm will continue

to supply some of the biggest names in the

industry.

The 1,700 acres

easily makes

Elk Mountain

Farms the

largest

hop farm

in North

America.

With more than three decades under his belt,

Ed knows his career is coming to an end in

the near future. “At some point we have to

hand this off to the next generation, and as

I’m nearing the end of my career, it’s definitely

something you think more about,” he said. Ed

credits his mentors for helping him get to the

position he is in and hopes that his mentorship

of other employees will keep that cycle going.

One-and-a-half million plants is a lot to look

after, and it takes a special talent to do so. The

next time you pop the top of your favorite long

neck or order up that dry-hopped Citra bomb

double IPA, give a cheers to Ed, after all, it

wouldn’t be so refreshing without a whole lot

of hard work.

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STOP THE

BLEED

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE

THE FIRST RESPONDER

BY WANDA WILKERSON, RN

BOUNDARY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSE MANAGER

Let’s imagine you are out in the woods with a friend

who falls. They have a compound fracture in the

leg which is bleeding profusely. You are miles away

from help. What do you do? First, stop the bleed.

You are the help until assistance arrives. You are the first care

provider and you can learn methods for bleeding control for

the injured.

What is “Stop the Bleed”? It is a national awareness program

and call to action to encourage bystanders to become

trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding

emergency before professional help arrives. Following so

many devastating disasters in 2015, the “No One Should Die

from Uncontrolled Bleeding” movement gained national

attention, and in October 2015 the White House launched

the “Stop the Bleed” campaign.

The idea came to engage the public to assist and limit blood

loss. The primary directive of the Stop the Bleed campaign

is that the first few minutes following a major hemorrhageproducing

injury, victims and bystanders can take action

and limit blood loss—ultimately saving a life. Civilians need

basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able

to provide immediate frontline aid until first responders

are able to take over the care of an injured person. Due to

many situations, there may be a delay between the time of

injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without

civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable

deaths will occur.

Keep in Mind:

• Trauma is the fourth leading cause of death in Idaho and

is often caused by motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings,

poisonings, suicides and bicycle/pedestrian accidents.

• Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death after

injury.

• In an emergency, someone can bleed to death before help

arrives (in as little as three minutes).

• When there are multiple casualties, EMS services may be

overwhelmed.

• In an active shooter event, law enforcement must focus on

mitigating the threat.

Visit BleedingControl.org to find classes available near

you. Stop the Bleed kits can be purchased, which are small

enough to carry in your day pack out in the woods or to keep

at your place of work, your desk or your vehicle. Classes take

about one to two hours and can equip you with the skills

and knowledge to save a life by stopping the bleed. Several

members of the Boundary Community Hospital Emergency

Team are Stop the Bleed instructors as part of their Time

Sensitive Emergency protocols.

If you’d like to arrange for a class for your group or organization,

call BCH Community Relations at 208.267.6912.

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KICKING

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SEASON

TRAVIS HINTHORN TAKES THE HELM FOR THE BADGERS THIS FALL

BY PATTY HUTCHENS | PHOTO BY ALISON HENSLEE

As the new head coach for the Bonners Ferry High

School varsity football team, Travis Hinthorn is

no stranger to fans. In the early 2000s he spent six

years as the offensive coordinator for Bonners Ferry

High School, and for the last seven years he has coached the

Boundary County Middle School eighth grade team.

“I also volunteered at Lakeland High School while I was student

teaching and coached middle school football at Sandpoint

Middle School for one year when I was teaching there,” said

Coach Hinthorn, who

takes over this year as

the new head coach of

the Bonners Ferry High

School varsity squad

after Corey Kramer

stepped down after four

years as head coach.

Coach Hinthorn will be

joined on the sidelines

by assistant coaches

Kevin Campbell, Andy

Rice, Danny Swift and

Dave Koon.

“Some of our goals we

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have talked about for this year are to create a positive culture of

high character and to establish expectations on and off the field,”

said Coach Hinthorn, adding that he looks forward to working

with the athletes he has come to know at Boundary County

Middle School.

“It should be a smooth transition,” he said. “Kevin Campbell

teaches at the high school and knows the athletes well, and Andy

Rice and I have been at the middle school for years coaching

these current players.”

Hinthorn states that the

key players to watch

this season include Ty

Bateman, Larry Hoehne,

Jake Jelinek, Isaiah

Shottanana and Quinn

Tucker.

Looking ahead to the

schedule, Coach Hinthorn

states that Timberlake will

once again be the team to

beat.

“All their coaches are

teachers and coach

multiple sports. They do


“SOME OF OUR GOALS WE HAVE TALKED

ABOUT FOR THIS YEAR ARE TO CREATE A

POSITIVE CULTURE OF HIGH CHARACTER

AND TO ESTABLISH EXPECTATIONS ON

AND OFF THE FIELD.”

a great job of recruiting players and

getting them out for track and into

the weight room,” said Hinthorn.

“We are not there yet, but we are

headed in that direction.”

He is grateful for the chance

to coach this year’s varsity

team and is confident

the community will

once again come out to

support the team.

“The thing I enjoy about

football is that it sets the

tone for the school spirit

in the community at the

beginning of the year.

People love to watch their

team Friday night under the

lights. Hopefully we can fill

the bleachers and make it a

community event,” said

Hinthorn. “I enjoy all

the players trying to

come together to

be the best team

they can be and

represent our

community in a

positive way—

because when

you are on

a team,

the team

is bigger

t h a n

you.”

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PROMOTING GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

Being involved in sports at an early age has many lifelong benefits that the player will carry with him or her

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Teamwork. Kids need to learn to work with others to achieve a

common goal, whether it’s on or off the field. Positively reinforcing

teamwork is one of the most important—if not the most important—

aspects of any team sport. Like the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in

team.” Encouraging players to work together helps promote a positive

environment that will help to nurture each player’s growth. It also

provides additional support to those on the team who are either

struggling or left out. Teamwork creates a bond among the members

of the team. A team will either succeed together or fail together.

2

Respect. Children and young adults look to their coaches as role

models. Imparting positive values on one's players is a key aspect

to the game before it's ever played. It is equally important for the

coach to treat his/her players with respect as it is for the players

to show respect to their coach, fellow teammates, referee and the

opposing team. Keep language clean on the field, regardless of

who you are addressing. As a coach, players will tend to mimic

his or her behavior, so it is important for coaches to set a positive

example at all times.

3

Humility. In addition to practicing one’s sport, it is important

to also practice humility. Yes, when a player makes that winning

hoop or scores that final touchdown for the win, many will

tend to elicit not-so-appropriate behavior after their big play. It

is important to teach them that it is, of course, OK to celebrate,

but not at the expense of others. They should demonstrate their

excitement in a responsible and respectful manner, and the

coach should encourage players to focus on the team's success

as a whole—not the individual. The same can be said when the

opposing team scores. Don't show signs of resentment or anger.

The coach and players should keep their composure and get ready

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Integrity. One essential component of any game is promoting

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the importance of clean play. There are rules and regulations for

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protect each and every player. Let these developing athletes earn

their wins honestly without sacrificing their morals. A dirty player

can bring down an entire team. If there is any question that a play

could be problematic, the solution is easy—come up with a new

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Constructive Criticism. Everyone will make a mistake at some

point, and how the coach, teammates and parents react can make or

break a young athlete. Never call a player out in front of everyone.

Even though emotions can take over and a coach’s or parent’s first

instinct can be to react, don’t. This will not only embarrass the player,

and even those around him or her, but will most likely result in them

struggling to keep playing. Wait until the game is over and emotions

have calmed to sit down privately to discuss the matter. There is

never a reason to belittle a young athlete in front of others, and in

doing so they are being taught that it is OK to treat others this way.

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Learning. The emphasis a coach should impart on any sport is not

on winning but learning. Sports play an important role when it

comes to instilling vital habits such as discipline, time management,

perseverance and commitment. Players will learn hand-eye

coordination, how to work with others and how to handle a loss—

or win—with grace. Though everyone wants that winning victory,

it is important to keep the focus on learning the important skills,

growing personally as well as a team and working hard toward a

common goal. These life habits gained on the field will benefit all

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Fall in Fairbanks

Enjoy long days with the Last of the Midnight Sun and mild

temperatures for the beginning of the Aurora Season

Story & Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

From September until the snow accumulates is the perfect time to visit Fairbanks, Alaska. The summer

crowds have returned home, but you can still enjoy some of the warmer weather activities—and may

even see the Aurora Borealis. Give yourself three full days to enjoy this itinerary, which gives you a

good overview of the area. Upon arrival in Fairbanks, visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors

Center to find information to explore Fairbanks and Alaska’s interior. It’s more than just a visitors' center and

more like a natural history museum. Learn about Alaska’s Native Peoples and check out the world-class exhibits.

Day 1

Chena Hot Springs Resort is your stop for the night. It is about a 60-minute scenic drive from Fairbanks

through the Chena River State Recreation Area. The road parallels the Chena River, and wildlife sightings,

especially moose, are common along the Beaver Ponds and sloughs. Insider Tip: There are limited facilities

along this route, so plan accordingly. Your stay here is a good opportunity to put away the technology and enjoy

the natural surroundings. If you want a truly authentic Alaskan experience, stay in one of the “dry cabins” with

no running water and their own outhouse. If that is too rustic, the Moose Lodge has spacious rooms with full

baths.

You won’t run out of things to do while visiting this resort. Take a short walk to visit the dog kennels. The

nearly 100 Alaskan sled dogs are a bundle of energy and love visitors. Take a kennel tour or enjoy a dog sled

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TAKE A SHORT WALK TO VISIT THE DOG

KENNELS. THE NEARLY 100 ALASKAN SLED

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ride; options are available year-round. Next visit the Ice Museum. It’s so

fun to explore this masterpiece carved from ice. Insider Tip: Splurge for

the apple martini served in a glass made of ice. The activities center is the

heart of the resort. From here you can book activities or just hang out.

It is open 24 hours a day. Lastly, don’t miss the hot springs; what a lovely

way to soak off all that stiffness from traveling.

There are two dining options at the resort: the Chena Hot Springs

Restaurant serves three sit-down meals a day and is famed for its “Chena

Fresh” lettuce and tomatoes, which are grown on-site year-round and is

a real treat in the winter months when fresh produce is scarce. The other

option is the Aurora Café, which serves soups, salads and sandwiches in

the activities center.

Day 2

Plan to spend a full day exploring all Fairbanks has to offer. Stay at the

SpringHill Suites in Downtown Fairbanks. It is in the hub of the city with

restaurants and shops in close proximity. Across the street are the Chena

River and the Yukon Quest Store. It’s worth stopping in to learn about

this 1,000-mile dog sled race, which makes the famous Iditarod Dog Sled

Race look like a fun run. Also located on-site with the hotel is Lavelle’s

Bistro—one of the few upscale dining spots in Fairbanks.

Get an early start from the hot springs and book a morning tour to either

Gold Dredge 8 or the Riverboat Discovery. The Binkley family has a long

family history dating from the Gold Rush era and owns both businesses.

If you are a fan of TV shows like “Gold Rush,” then you will enjoy the

train ride to Gold Dredge 8 where you can explore a gold dredge and pan

for gold. The Riverboat Discovery will take you on a roundtrip tour of

so many iconic Alaska experiences from a Bush Pilot demonstration, a

dog sled demonstration and a walking tour of a Chena Indian Village, all

truly memorable experiences.

In the afternoon, book a tour at the Running Reindeer Ranch, where

owner Jane Atkinson has created a one-of-a-kind experience. She will

regale you with stories of the early days of her reindeer journey and

why the ranch is named “Running”—and yes, it does involve runaway

reindeer. Atkinson is a gifted storyteller, and her tales are shared while

reindeer frolic around you. Enjoy a walk through a boreal forest with

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plenty of photo opportunities. By the time you

depart, you will learn everything you could

possibly imagine about reindeer. This is sure

to be the highlight of your Alaskan getaway.

The Pumphouse Restaurant on the banks of

the Chena River recreates the glory days of

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Day 3

are lucky you will spot some of the bucket list animals such as grizzly

bears, wolves, caribou, moose and Dall sheep. Bring binoculars and a

camera with a zoom lens. Watch for cars pulled over to the side of the

road or just stopped, as that is a sure sign someone has spotted an animal.

Denali National Park is a two-hour scenic drive from Fairbanks. As

summer facilities shut down you want to start out with a full tank of gas

and plan a substantial picnic to bring with you (enough for two meals).

This is an easily doable day trip, and on the scenic drive you are likely to

see wildlife on the way to the park.

The bus transportation in the park shuts down on September 12. After

this date you can drive to mile post 30 at the Teklanika River. The road

is open year-round to vehicles as long as conditions allow. Your first

stop will be the Murie Science and Learning Center at mile 1.5 on the

park road. This serves as the winter visitors' center. After getting all the

information you need and double checking on the road status, head 1.5

miles up the road to the Denali Dog Sled Kennels. (Note, they are closed

on Mondays.) There are no formal programs, but you can get up close to

the dogs and learn more about their mission in the park.

People come to Denali National Park for its breathtaking natural scenery.

As you begin your drive into the park, keep an eye out for wildlife. If you

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At mile 15 you will come to the Savage River, which is a good place to

stop. Restrooms are available, and there is a 1.7-mile round-trip loop

trail that follows along the Savage River for a mile before crossing over

a bridge and returning on the other side. There is just a slight elevation

change, but the trail is rocky. Unlike most national parks, you can hike

off-trail in Denali—just be careful and watch your footing. People have

died when hiking off-trail here.

You can continue your drive until you reach mile 30, the Teklanika Rest

Stop, which is your turn-around point. Depending on the weather and

the amount of daylight hours, you may have the opportunity to see the

Aurora Borealis. It will make for a long day, but if you didn’t see it at the

Chena Hot Springs it will be worth it to have this special experience.

Head to Fairbanks for the night and fly home the next morning or take a

late-afternoon flight and squeeze another activity in such as the Museum

of the North at the University of Alaska.

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convenience right around the corner

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STORE

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something for everyone

STATION

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STEAMED ARTICHOKES WITH

LEMON AIOLI + A TOMATO AND

CUCUMBER SALAD

Recipe & Photo by Marina Gunn

@MarinaGunn | MarinaGunn.com

Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS:

2 artichokes

3 tbsp. mayonnaise (Vegan alternatives work as well!)

2 medium lemons

4 fresh tomatoes

2 cucumbers

Fresh basil

Kosher salt

Pepper

Olive oil

METHOD:

• In a large steaming pot, fill water and bring to a boil.

• Wash and cut off the tops and bottom ¼-inch stem of the

artichokes. Place in the steamer and cook until a fork easily

pierces stem and leaves detach with ease, about 40 minutes.

• In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise

and the juice of one medium lemon. Add salt and pepper to

taste. It should be tangy and creamy, the perfect match for

your savory artichoke. Set aside for dipping.

• Slice the tomatoes and cucumbers to your size preference.

Slicing in wedges is a beautiful way to present the produce.

Place in a serving dish and toss with salt, pepper, lemon juice,

fresh basil and top with good olive oil.

• Serve artichokes and enjoy!

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GENERATIONS AT THE

HEMLOCKS

Come out to Generations at the Hemlocks' newly renovated

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

in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally

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

harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday

and Saturday 4 to 9pm, reservations recommended, walk-ins

welcome.

73400 Hwy 2 | Moyie Springs

208.267.4363 | HemlocksLodging.com

Facebook.com/GenerationsattheHemlocks

We Set

the Standard!

PHO 9B THE NOODLE JOINT

Serving Bonners Ferry customers the best in Asian-fusion

cuisine, you'll find their dishes prepared with only the

freshest ingredients! From Yakisoba with choice chicken,

beef sirloin, shrimp or vegetables, pho made daily using

roasted bones and homemade stock to a variety of teriyaki

rice bowls and more, guests will find a delicious variety of

choices. Take out/limited dine in Monday through Friday,

11am to 9:30pm and Saturday, 3 to 7pm.

6387 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.2000

Facebook.com/ Pho 9B The Noodle Joint

CHIC-N-CHOP

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

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

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

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and

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

and Sunday 6am to 2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267.2431

SOUL SHINE

Step into SoulShine, where you’ll discover different daily

house-made specials at this cozy bistro. They are committed

to using local and ethically sourced ingredients as much

as possible, so by choosing to dine at SoulShine, you’re

supporting our local farmers as well! Now serving breakfast

along with their sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and baked

goods. Sit back, relax and treat yourself to their delicious fare.

7178 Main St. | Bonners Ferry | 208.597.3326

Facebook.com/SoulShineBonnersFerry

6425 South Main Street

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.4000

BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

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

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

and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty

coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup

window for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a

must for locals and visitors alike!

6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.1486

Facebook.com/TheBadgersDenCafe

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TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a restaurant where guests will enjoy

flavors from around the world in dishes made using the

freshest ingredients. With menu options ranging from

Asian salads and nachos, to unique beef and chicken

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

everyone! Indoor and patio seating available. Open daily

11am to 9pm.

6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.417.304

Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe

MONDAY - FRIDAY

11AM - 9:30PM

SATURDAY

3PM - 7PM

MI PUEBLO

Come join Mi Pueblo for a fiesta of flavor! Proudly serving

authentic Mexican food, this colorful diner features dining

in, take-out services and space for larger groups. The

menu is packed full of beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian

selections, including options for smaller appetites or people

with dietary restrictions. Delicious combo meals let you

sample different items, all at wallet-satisfying prices!

7168 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.4735

Facebook.com/Mi Pueblo Authentic Mexican Food

FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT

ALL FRESH INGREDIENTS

SERVING ASIAN FUSION

At Feist Creek Restaurant the delicious smells and warm

atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and

dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime

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

homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their

own private waterfall make this a destination spot to

remember. Their summer hours are Wednesday - Monday

noon - 9pm.

2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry

208.267.8649

Facebook.com/FeistCreekRestaurant

EAT FRESH

Pho Soup, made daily using roasted

bones and homemade stock,

naturally gluten free.

Yakisoba

Choice Chicken

Beef Sirloin

Shrimp

Vegetable

Teriyaki Rice Bowls

6387 Kootenai St. Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.2000

Pho 9B The Noodle Joint

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SEPTEMBER 2019

Bonners Ferry

ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going

on in Bonners Ferry this

month!

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ENTERTAINMENT

SEPT

07

Demo Time

Get ready for wrecks

BY COLIN ANDERSON

THE SCOPE AND PRIZE POOL FOR ONE OF BONNERS FERRY’S MOST

POPULAR YEARLY EVENTS CONTINUES TO GROW. Once again, Glass House

Demo Productions is proud to present demolition derby at its finest with

the annual Bonners Ferry Smash and Bash on Saturday, September 7.

Drivers will compete in several categories including full size, truck and

compact. A prize pool of $15,000 will be awarded, including $4,000 to the

winner of the full-size derby and $1,000 each to the winners of the truck

and compact heats. Additional cash prizes will be awarded for placing in

the top three.

“This demo is about derby family, fun and hitting hard. Hope to see you all

there,” said Kyle Watts, event organizer.

If you are interested in taking part in the action, you can find all the

information, rules and acceptable alterations at GlassHouseDemo.com.

There is no entry fee for those looking to smash up their cars, and free

pizza and drinks will be provided to drivers and the pit crew once the

derby is completed.

For those who would rather watch from a distance, tickets are already on

sale. You can stop by Woody’s Gun and Pawn to pick them up in person,

or you can call Kyle at 208.267.4867 to have your tickets placed at will call.

Advanced tickets are highly recommended as the event typically sells out.

All ages are welcome, and the first heats get going at 6pm. Those with

small children or sensitive hearing might also want to bring ear plugs.

Concessions are available on-site.

The event promises to be one of great family fun. Close out your summer

with the sounds of metal on metal and see who comes out on top at the

always exciting Smash and Bash.

HIGHLIGHT EVENT

SEPT

06

Annual Golf Tournament

SEPT

07

GROW! Farm to Table Local

Food Feast & Fundraiser

For the 11th year in a row, the Fry Healthcare Foundation will host its annual golf

tournament at Mirror Lake Golf Course. This year’s event will take place on Friday,

September 6, with check-in at 11am and the shotgun start at noon. Following the

tournament there will be a cookout along with prize presentations and a flyover by the

crew at Life Flight Network. For more information, contact Fry Healthcare Foundation

at 208.267.6912. BoundaryCommunityHospital.org/foundation

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The fourth annual GROW! Farm to Table Local Food Feast & Fundraiser marks GROW!'s

10th anniversary of providing fresh organic produce to our local community! This year's

feast will be held Saturday, September 7, 6 to 9pm at BeeHaven Flower Farm, which is

located just 5 miles north of Bonners Ferry at 2431 Moonshadow Road. Join GROW! for

an evening of food, entertainment, fundraising and just plain fun! Tickets are $40 each

and can be purchased online at EventBrite.com.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September

AUG

29 —2

SEPT

LIVING SANCTUARY MINISTRY

ANNUAL CAMP MEETING

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 2

Bonners Ferry

Call Sandy at 208.267.6274 for more information

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SEPTEMBER

BONNERS FERRY FARMERS MARKET

HARVEST FESTIVAL

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8:00am to 1:00pm

Bonners Ferry City Parking Lot

208.597.2927

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SEPTEMBER

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH KEN

5

7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Pearl Theater

Bonners Ferry

208.610.2846 / ThePearlTheater.org

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KOOTENAI RIVER RIDE 2019

SEPTEMBER 14

100k - 8:00am | 60k - 9:00am | 16k - 9:30am

Boundary County Fairgrounds

Bonners Ferry

KootenaiRiverRide.com

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2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT

DON’T

MISS!

SEPTEMBER 6

Check in at 11:00am * Shotgun start at Noon

Mirror Lake Golf Course

Bonners Ferry

Email FryHealthcare@bcch.org for more info

BoundaryCommunityHospital.org/foundation

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FAMILY DAY BUMBLEBEE

SURVEY #4

SEPTEMBER 20

10:00am to 2:00pm

Smith Creek Picnic Area of

Boundary-Smith Creek WMA

Register to attend online at EventBrite.com

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FIRST FREE SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 7

10:00am to 4:00pm

Boundary County Historical Society & Museum

Bonners Ferry

208.267.7720 / bcmuseum@meadowcrk.com

BoundaryCountyMuseum.org

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CARRY THE FALLEN RUCK

MARCH

SEPTEMBER 21

10:00am

Log Inn Cabins and RV

Bonners Ferry

ActiveHeroes.org

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SEPTEMBER

TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

14

6:00pm

Boundary County Fairgrounds

Bonners Ferry

For details, email cascadepullers@gmail.com

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WINE & BEER WALK: GATSBY,

GANGSTERS & GALS

DON’T

MISS!

SEPTEMBER 26

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Georgia Mae Plaza

Bonners Ferry

Tickets available online at ThePearlTheater.org

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and online at thepearltheater.org

Open Mic - September 5th

Performers Circle - September 27th

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