September 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

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September 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

SEPTEMBER 2019

LIVING LOCAL

Go

Bulldogs!

Through the eyes of

Coach Knowles

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Jackie Suarez

208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

RIVERSTONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fantassc building site, shop and community

waterfront close to Sandpoint combine for the

perfect scenario! Come and enjoy rare lake

views from this unique 5+ acre building site

AND community waterfront lot on Lake Pend

Oreille. Store your boat and equipment in the

24' x 30' log structure with 2 overhead doors

and heated floor. $197,500

Acreage opportunity outside city limits! 28.13

acres, Suburban zoning, less than 4 miles to

Sandpoint on county-maintained road. Gorgeous

mountain views abound. Property currently

assessed for agricultural use. Electricity

and natural gas available. $425,000

Own a piece of North Idaho with all the conveniences

of living in town. The quintessennal

“Cabin in the Woods” this 3 bedroom, 2 bath

house is just under 2000 sq not including a

huge south facing deck with unfiltered views of

Garfield Bay, Lake Pend d’Oreille and The Green

Monarch Mountains. To complete the package

is a 30 x 40 square foot shop/garage. $395,000

Local Expert - World Class

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Come fall in love with this absolute jewel box

perched over Garfield Bay with a separate

shop/garage. The kitchen, with granite counters,

custom Pine cabinets, verrcal grain larch

trim and stainless appliances, serves a crowd in

style. Second floor master suite includes a private

balcony with stairs, a roomy walk-in closet

& a bath with a lux walk-in shower. $389,000

Located on the estuary of the Pack River, this

level site at the Idaho Club is among gorgeous

custom homes and amazing mountain views.

With water and sewer hookups included, this

is the opportunity to procure your building lot

here in North Idaho, close to Sandpoint and

prissne Lake Pend O'Reille. Abundant wildlife

and breathtaking natural vistas. $130,000

Honored to be voted Sandpoint’s

Finest REALTOR® 2017 & 2018

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FOR SALE!

407 ACRES & over 3000 Feet of Amphitheater Style Waterfront

Listing # 20180892 | 407 ACRES | www.campbayestate.com | $13,500,000

Once in a while a very special property becomes available. This one has been owned by the same family since 1902,

and 116 years later it's being offered for sale. This estate parcel is guaranteed to take your breath away. With 407 acres

of gently sloped terrain into over 3000 front feet of Lake Pend Oreille, your mind can only imagine what could be done

on this stunning property. There are currently about 14 leased homes on the estate with year to year leases, which can

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

completely vacated at Buyers discretion. With this much land and valuable beachfront, development into eight 50 acre

waterfront estates or higher density PUD's (Planned Unit Developments) are possible. Borders over 1300 acres of public

land, no other properties are like this at any price!

Listing # 20191500 | $995,000 | Acres 10.5

Listing # 20190906 | $899,000 | Acres 72.72

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

Timber frame cathedral home was built in compliance with IBC

(International Building Code) 2009 standards. The home has geothermal

heating & cooling with hydronic floors throughout. Everything

about this property was purposeful in its design with quality

and efficiency in mind.

MP 56 Hwy 200, Clark Fork, Idaho - Looking for that breathtaking

waterfront and mountain view property? Stop looking and come

visit this great opportunity. Own some of the most beautiful views of

North Idaho and enjoy the use of your private waterfront lot located

on the beautiful Clark Fork River, near the mouth of Lake Pend

Oreille. This 72 acre parcel has a couple of great building sites.

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

www.IdahoRealEstateListings.com

RiverStone

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

Listing # 20192307 | $415,000 | Acres 40

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

log home overlooking the most breathtaking lake & scenery in North

Idaho? Don't miss this absolutely beautiful & massive Caribou Creek

Log Home. Caribou Creek Log Homes are known for their

excellence in quality construction and unique structures. This well

designed home features an incredible double-sided stone fireplace

with cathedral ceilings as a living room & kitchen centerpiece.

410 Spyglass Hill Road, Careywood, Idaho - Rustic Mountainside

retreat on 40 acres bordering public lands...This 1700+SqFt, 3bd/2ba

log kit home features open concept in kitchen & dining areas w/tile

mud rm entry & hardwood flrs throughout.Hydronic underfloor heat,

central vac system & two beautiful cast iron wood stoves.Bright &

spacious living room w/loft, full bath & office.2 main floor bedrooms,

full bath & large second level bedroom/loft w/large closet.

Listing # 20183869 | $535,000 | Condo

Listing # 20192413 | $750,000 | Acres 21.44

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

waterfront condo with unbelievable 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

courts, dock, and floating swim platform all just steps from your door.

Common grass area is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

34 Sky Ranch Drive, Sandpoint - Don't miss this opportunity for a

great 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch style single level home with 21.44

acres on the beautiful Olmstead Sky Ranch Airpark (ID25). Located

approximately 4 miles North of the City of Sandpoint, Idaho, and near the

base of Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, this property is an aviators dream!

The custom home has great views overlooking the large grass area and

community grounds at the South end of the runway.

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

www.IdahoRealEstateListings.com

RiverStone

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very much appreciated . We here at Burlwood

Dreams take pride in creating for you beautiful

and timeless artistic, functional pieces to accent

and enhance your beautiful home. For over 25

years my passion has been working with live edge

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character and grain.

Whether it’s a piece from our store or a wonderful

one-of-a-kind design from a joint effort of your

creativity and our ability, you can be certain

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reliability, dependability, honesty and integrity.

These are the values upon which we live our lives

and base our business upon.

We look forward to serving our customers both

local and abroad now and in the future.

Again, thank you so very much,

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SEPTEMBER 2019

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 9

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Interview With the Coach

Through the eyes of Coach Knowles

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2019 Schedule

Don't miss a game this season!

Practicing Good Sportsmanship

Keep the spirit of the game alive while also

practicing good behavior!

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The Sun is setting

on Summer and fall

is creeping its way

in. happy Back to

School Sandpoint!

Go Bulldogs!

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PUBLISHER’S

Note

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.

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 about that!?

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

is usually one of the most beautiful months

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Contents

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pg. 30

18 Get Featured

Join us on Instagram @SandpointLiving for a

chance to get your photos, recipes, ideas and much

more featured

22 Essentials

The latest tips and trends

30 Life & Community

Support the Cause: Fourth annual event to benefit

cancer patients

32 Business Spotlight

Bushnell Law: A Passion for the law and

community

34 Good News

Innovation and Passion Shine Through: Laughing

Dog Brewing takes home silver

38 North Idaho In Focus

Coding From Your Couch: U of I program helps bring

new skill to small towns

44 Living Local

Nurturing Health and Community: Why the Y is a

wonderful thing

50 Business Spotlight

Rocket Fish Digital: Making an impact through

digital marketing

54 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

64 Feature Story

What’s In Your Beer? Touring North America’s

biggest hop farm

92 Travel & Leisure

Fall in Fairbanks: Enjoy long days with the Last of

the Midnight Sun and mild temperatures for the

beginning of the Aurora Seaso

98 Food & Drink

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots around

town and local recipes

105 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music, sports

and shows!

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INJECTING PERSONALITY AND INTERESTS

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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A home is just a house if it

doesn’t have any personality!

models to a minimum. This way, people get fun

glimpses into your hobbies and interests without

feeling like they walked into a pop-culture

museum.

I have a cousin who produces amazing

skateboard-style art and posters. I have nearly an

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.

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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

reflection of your life and no one else’s. While

I always, always believe in good design, I also

believe in people and love getting to know them

through their homes. After all, a home is just a

house if it doesn’t have any personality!

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F I N A N C

I A L F O C U S

Social Security and Your

Retirement Strategy

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

Financial Advisor, Ken Wood

Since 1922, Edward Jones

has built relationships with

people in the communities

where we work and live to

help them achieve what’s

important. That’s still who

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Please mark your calendar

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Coffee & appetizers are on us.

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LET’S TALK SOCIAL

SECURITY

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Please RSVP to Debbie at

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Ken Wood

Financial Advisor

SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR

It might not be on your calendar, but

August 14 is Social Security Day. Since

it was enacted on August 14, 1935,

Social Security has provided some

financial support for millions of Americans

during their retirement years. While Social

Security benefits, by themselves, probably

aren’t enough to enable you to retire

comfortably, they can be a key part of your

overall retirement income strategy—if you

use them wisely.

To help you make decisions about Social

Security, you will need to answer these

questions:

• When should I start taking my benefits?

You can take Social Security once you reach

62, but if you wait until your full retirement

age, which will probably be between 66 and

67, you’ll get much bigger monthly checks,

and if you wait until 70, you’ll get the biggest

possible payments. Before deciding when to

begin receiving your benefits, you’ll need to

weigh a few factors, including your estimated

longevity and your other sources of income.

• How should I consider potential spousal

benefits? If you are married, or if you’re

divorced but were married for at least 10

years, you could receive up to half of your

spouse’s full retirement benefit (offset by

your own benefit, and reduced if you claim

early). If you outlive your spouse, you could

claim survivor benefits, which can provide

either your own benefits or 100 percent of

your deceased spouse’s, whichever is larger.

Consequently, the higher-earning spouse

might want to postpone taking benefits for

as long as possible to maximize the survivor

benefit.

• How much can I earn without reducing my

Social Security benefits? If you are younger

than your full retirement age and you are

receiving Social Security, the Social Security

Administration will withhold $1 from your

benefits for each $2 you earn over a certain

threshold (which, in 2019, is $17,640). For

the year you reach your full retirement age,

your benefits could be withheld by $1 for

every $3 you earn over $46,920. But once you

reach your full retirement age, you can earn

as much as you want without your benefits

being withheld, although your benefits could

still be taxed, depending on your income.

• How much of my pre-retirement income

will Social Security replace? Generally

speaking, you should expect Social Security

to replace slightly more than a third of your

pre-retirement income. However, the higher

your income during your working years,

the lower the replacement value of Social

Security will be.

• What other sources of retirement income

should I develop? Contribute as much as you

can afford to your IRA and your 401(k) or

similar employer-sponsored retirement plan.

You may want to consult with a financial

professional, who can look at your entire

retirement income picture and recommend

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Patty Hutchens

Tom

Albertson

Superintendent of the Lake

Pend Orielle School District

While things may seem a little

different at the Lake Pend

Oreille School District

administration building and

at Sandpoint High School this fall, there will

be much familiarity as well.

After former Superintendent Shawn

Woodward left to take a position in Mead,

Washington, the nationwide search was on for

a new superintendent. It came down to three

final candidates, two who had never worked

in the district and Tom Albertson. When

all was said and done, it was a unanimous

decision by the Board of Trustees when Tom

Albertson was hired.

Albertson is a Sandpoint native with strong

ties to the community. For more than three

decades he has served as a teacher and

administrator, most recently serving as the

principal at Sandpoint High School.

In an interview following the announcement,

LPOSD trustee Cary Kelly acknowledged

that Albertson has extensive experience in

the community and has been intimately

involved with many of the issues that arise at

the district level—especially when it comes

to budgets and the levy requirements. Citing

great support from all the stakeholders, Kelly

said Albertson was the obvious choice.

“I am passionate to lead educators in the full

continuum of a student’s education pre-k

through high school graduation knowing

how important a great start in a student’s early

age has on their success,” said Albertson.

“This work excites me, and I felt compelled to

expand professionally after spending most of

my career at the secondary level. In addition,

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I possess the skill set and I am excited to work

with the school board.” Albertson also shared

the top five priorities he has as he takes over

his new position:

- Ensure academic success and high levels of

learning for all students

- Engage the community

- Recruit, train and retain highly effective

personnel

- Utilize resources effectively and be fiscally

responsible

- Provide safe and innovative learning

environments

With Albertson’s departure from Sandpoint

High School, the search was on for his

replacement. It was announced in mid-July

that former Sandpoint High School teacher

and Boundary County Middle School

principal David Miles was hired.

Miles returns to the school where he taught

social studies until six years ago when he

was awarded the position at Bonners Ferry.

Albertson, along with an interview board

consisting of department heads and members

of the community, chose Miles after requesting

input from staff as to the characteristics they

believed their new leader should possess.

Albertson is pleased with the selection of

Miles. “David Miles has been the principal at

Boundary County Middle School for the last

six years. Prior to this he taught social studies

at SHS and was on the administrative team as

an educational assistant and interim assistant

principal. David is also a graduate of SHS

and cares about students being successful, is

familiar with the Sandpoint community, and

has leadership skills to create a positive school

climate for both staff and students.”

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THE COMMONSENSE

DOG

Socialization:

quality over quantity

By Stephanie Vichinsky, Owner and Head

Trainer of United K9

People are sometimes confused when I say this, but reactivity is

a trained behavior. Through the best intentions, we often create

reactivity in our dogs but overwhelming them in an attempt to

socialize.

Most dogs with reactivity didn’t start out that way. It is a behavior that grew

over time and, unfortunately, the misconceptions about socialization are

usually to blame for the development of reactivity and even aggression.

Each of our dogs has his/her own personality. Some are social butterflies

and others are not. The first step to socialization is understanding what

personality type we are dealing with. If I am training a social butterfly,

I can set up socialization exercises that allow them to be social but also

discipline and advocate for them. By doing so, I can bring out the best in

a social dog and keep them social.

If I’m dealing with a much more reserved dog, I won’t set things up in

such a way that I expect the dog to be social. I will set things up in such a

way that the dog can observe social behavior and be part of social energy

without having any pressure put on them. Reactivity and sometimes

aggression are often created when we overwhelm our dogs. Let me give

you an example.

A few years ago, I witnessed an incident—and the image has been burned

in my memory. A young German Shepherd puppy (maybe 5 or 6 months

old) was at the park with its owners. The dog had been doing well with

other dogs and people all day, playing, accepting pets and cuddling.

People would call the puppy very social. But as the day went on, the

constant pressure from passing strangers and dogs entering the puppy’s

space made the puppy anxious. It was too much stimulation over too

long a period of time. Rather than advocating for the puppy and giving

it space, the owners allowed the strange people and dogs to continue to

pressure him.

Toward the end of the day, the puppy growled and snapped at a child

riding by on a scooter. This response was not aggression. It was an

overwhelmed dog begging for space. When the owners saw the dog snap,

they grabbed the puppy, held its mouth closed, and asked the child on

the scooter to come back and pet the puppy so the dog could learn to be

more social. In that very instance, the owners created reactivity toward

children, and possibly aggression.

I don’t write this to point fingers at owners or make people feel ashamed.

I write this to raise awareness about the advice about socialization that

is out there. I have read online articles and heard trainers recommend

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Socialization should

always be quality

over quantity.

We love our pets!

the exact methods that these folks used, and it

boggles my mind.

When it comes to socialization, we need to

ask some very valuable questions. 1) Am I

in complete control of the outcome of this

socialization exercise? 2) Am I in a position

to advocate for my dog and all other parties

involved? 3) Have I set the exercise up to fit the

level my dog is at (social or shy)?

Socialization should always be quality over

quantity. If you want to socialize your dog,

set up exercises with small groups of people

or dogs you know in an environment you

can control (public settings are much harder

to control than private). Advocate for your

dog by creating space when necessary, and let

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Fourth annual event to benefit cancer patients

By Patty Hutchens | Photos by Jenn Markwardt

Last year 7B Women, through its Boobs ‘n Beer Fun Run

and Oktoberfest, and with the generous support of

sponsors and the community, were able to raise $20,000

for Community Cancer Services and Celebrate Life, two

grassroots organizations that do so much for local cancer patients.

The event has grown exponentially over the last three years with

total funds raised of nearly $40,000.

This year, in order to accommodate the

growing crowds, 7B Women will be

partnering with Matchwood Brewing

Company to bring participants an even

bigger event!

“We are excited to be at a bigger venue

where we can accommodate all our

attendees rain or shine,” said Jenn

Markwardt, co-chair of the event.

Also new this year is the fact the event is taking place on a Saturday

as opposed to Sundays in previous years. “We are hopeful it will

bring more out to support a great cause,” said Alice Sloane, also a

co-chair.

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It all begins with a 5k Fun Run that begins at 11am. Costumes

are highly encouraged, whether it’s sporting head-to-toe pink

or coming dressed for the Oktoberfest theme. After the race join

fellow racers and the community for an Oktoberfest at Matchwood

Brewing. For those 21 and older, your race registration includes a

beer and bratwurst, and a portion of all beer sales will go back to

the cause. Grab lunch, sit back and relax with friends as you listen

to live music. Be sure and bring the kids,

as there will also be a kids’ zone.

Registration is $45 for adults (beer, brat

and race T-shirt included) and $10 for

kids 12 and younger. Late registration is

$55 for adults and $15 for kids effective

Thursday, September 21 at 10pm. Online

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at 6pm.

Packet pickup will take place at

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Saturday, September 21 from 9 to 10:30am. You can register in

person at both locations. For more information, visit 7BWomen.

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A Passion for the

Law and Community

Local attorney continues to give back

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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BUSHNELL LAW

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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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A FREE CLASS ON WILLS AND TRUSTS IS HELD AT THEIR OFFICE

ON THE THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 6:30PM.

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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Innovation and Passion Shine Through

LAUGHING DOG BREWING TAKES HOME SILVER

Story & Photos By

Kendall Lang

“SEEING PEOPLE

ENJOY OUR

BEER AND OUR

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ONE OF THE

GREATEST

THINGS ABOUT

WHAT WE DO."

Sandpoint has a colossal amount of educated

craft beer drinkers, and what better way to

expand on their knowledge than to have

extraordinary breweries in the area to learn

from. One, in particular, Laughing Dog Brewing,

has proven their abilities to create beers that are both

tasteful to their customers and also obtain the “wow”

factor to win national awards.

This year, Laughing Dog took their talents once

again to the North American Brewers Association

International Beer Awards competition in Idaho

Falls, the second largest in the nation. Although

taking four beers to the competition in different

categories, the new and innovative English Pale Ale

was the one that gained the most traction at the event.

Judging of the beers submitted to the competition

fall within four different categories: appearance,

aroma, flavor and carbonation levels. “Just because

a beer tastes good doesn’t mean it falls into stylistic

categories,” as Evan Addario, brewer extraordinaire

said, “so we needed to create something that would

be appealing to judges and, of course, our customers

at home.”

The English Pale Ale was the product of the minds

of Laughing Dog, which offers each taste-tester a

light, spring-seasonal taste that is lower in alcohol

and easy to drink as the spring turns to the summer

months. As Laughing Dog Brewing describes, “Our

English Pale Ale is brewed with the most classic

English malts and hops.” This creates a “biscuity malt

character balanced with a faint orange fruitiness and

a spicy/earthy hop character.”

Well, the 2019 judges at the NABA competition

found Laughing Dog’s English Pale Ale to meet the

requirements of both the competition and appealing

to their taste buds as Laughing Dog brought home

the Silver Medal in Strong Bitter ESB (extra special)

category. Michelle Sivertson, vice president of

operations, exclaimed, “It’s a huge accomplishment

to any brewer to get any award at this event, let alone

a Silver, and especially because every person judging

the beer is credentialed and it is all done blindly.”

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The brewers at Laughing Dog have been said to be extremely innovative

and always looking for something new while also being stylistically

correct. As Addario said, they are “true to school.” But that true-to-school

innovation has led them to great success and will continue as the brewers’

passions and dedication continue to stem new ideas. “Seeing people

enjoy our beer and our brewery is one of the greatest things about what

we do,” Addario said.

An honor, for sure, to Laughing Dog to win a Silver Medal this year.

Last year they won a Gold Medal for their Pecan Porter. Medaling is in

Laughing Dog’s history, and Sivertson owes it to the innovative brewers

they have on their crew—and also the Sandpoint community. Sivertson

is very thankful for the Sandpoint community and also the comradery

that all the other breweries in the area have with each other. “I very much

appreciate the comradery we share with others in the community. We

are all here to support each other, not directly compete all the time.”

As a team, they all have brought the brewing community of Sandpoint

together.

to the people of Sandpoint, particularly driven by animals and children.

For nine years, they have been heavily involved in the Panhandle Animal

Shelter and have supported the Yappy Hour while regularly contributing

to the betterment of PAS. They are present with K9 Companions and

Ponderay Days. They help with the nutrition food drives at Kootenai

Elementary and partake in KXLY’s Coats 4 Kids coat drive. In the past

they have been a big aspect of the K-9 Keg Pulls in the winter months.

Sivertson says that she is truly honored to be a part of a community like

Sandpoint. “I am thankful that our staff is invested as well.”

Laughing Dog Brewing is passionate about what they are doing, what

they have brought to the community and what they will continue to give

back to its community members.

“Every day we come to the brewery, it’s a recipe for a good day. Beer is

fun!” Sivertson said. “We are challenged and inspired with new ideas,

but as long as we continue to do the right things, for our brewery and

community, it’s a good day.”

Laughing Dog is not only involved in the design and creation of delicious

beers for our community to enjoy. The brewery also dives into giving back

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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.

Toward that end, each group has at least one

expert or mentor—someone with experience in

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coding or software development—as a sort of

“den mother” to guide enrollees. That’s where the

Innovation Collective has leveraged its state-wide

reach, enlisting volunteers to fill those roles.

“The volunteers are what’s really impressed me,”

Buck said.

The program has also reached out to libraries

to offer spaces for the teams to meet and to

businesses and municipalities to help eliminate

the primary barrier to entry: the need for a

Macbook computer to complete the curriculum.

Through grants and donations, some groups

have had their computers paid for, while others

are able to borrow some through the university’s

various branches.

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“We’re limited by Macbooks and by experts to get

more teams going,” Buck said. “That’s really our

main thing right now.”

Groups first launched last summer, so many of

them are coming to the end of the program right

about now. Bonner has been involved with the

group in Bonners Ferry, sometimes through inperson

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 self-study, 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 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.

This program, then, is a great fit, Hutten said.

“We would like them to get done in 12 months, but if someone falls behind,

that’s OK,” Hutten said. “Our goal is, let’s keep going.”

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Faced with a difficult decision, Brandon said

he will choose his school based on the quality

of the school. “I’ll look at how I relate to the

players and coaches and the overall feeling I

get on the campus.”

What Brandon says he loves most about

football doesn't have much to do with scoring

the points or sacking the quarterback; it’s all

about relationships.

“What I enjoy most is the bond you have

with your brothers on and off the field,” said

Brandon.

The areas of study that interest him the most

are business administration/entrepreneurship

and mechanical engineering.

Although playing sports year-round can be

quite time consuming, Brandon says when he

does have free time he enjoys skiing, riding

motorcycles and spending time on the lake.

When asked what coach has had the greatest

influence on him, Brandon could not just

choose one. “Coach Knowles, Coach Yarno

and Engelson. They have all taught me the

value of hard work.”

Brandon has also appreciated the advice

of former head coach Satini Puailoa, who

emphasized the importance of being a multisport

athlete. “It is something I have always

done, but now I realize how much more

athletic one becomes when participating in

multiple sports. You definitely need to switch

it up.”

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Since moving from Hawaii two years

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the Sandpoint High School crosscountry

team. Although she has been a

runner prior to her arrival here, she says there is

something special about the SHS cross-country

team that she cannot get anywhere else.

“Since joining and training with this team, I

have been able to cut my 5k time down to 20:54,

almost a three- to four-minute improvement

from when I began, and become captain of the

girls’ team,” said Bionce, who is currently in the

top 10 percent of her class and a member of the

National Honor Society.

She shares that one of the most challenging

things when it comes to cross country is the

mental aspect.

attending the Oregon Institute of Technology

to study pharmaceutical engineering and

possibly macroeconomics.

Bionce is grateful to be part of the SHS

cross-country team and says a team with this

dynamic is hard to come by and, in her opinion,

irreplaceable.

And as she goes forward in life, she will take

with her an important lesson that running has

taught her: “There is always something left to

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“Mental strength triumphs over your physical

strength, constantly pushing your comfort level

further,” said Bionce. “It also requires strong,

genuine relationships with the team and the

people you race beside.”

She adds that running beside teammates every

day, getting to know each other’s breaking

points and testing their limits together is what

she cherishes the most.

While she has yet to decide on her post high

school plans, Bionce says she is interested in

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NURTURING HEALTH

AND COMMUNITY

WHY THE Y IS A WONDERFUL THING

BY ALISON HENSLEE

When people work together to find ways of improving the

quality of life in their community, that’s a good thing.

When they bring about something that improves the

quality of life and promotes better health opportunities

year-round, that’s even better!

For residents of Sandpoint, the list of healthy outdoor activities is vast

with a seemingly endless variety of options for nearly every age or

skill level. During inclement weather, the list of things to do narrows

substantially, and for lower income families, even more so.

So when the YMCA opened in the former Sandpoint West Athletic

Club facility last December, the options for indoor activities increased

dramatically and, most importantly, affordably.

For more than a decade, a dedicated and diverse group of citizens

focused on creating a community recreation center with the goal that

it be accessible by every person and family who wanted to join. In 2013,

realizing they had no funding or expertise in areas such as fundraising or

program planning, the group decided to partner with YMCA of Inland

Northwest.

Board Chairperson Kendon Perry says, “Sandpoint is clearly a spectacular

place to call home and own a business, with abundant outdoor activities.

For some folks in our community there is a significant barrier to indoor

healthy living activities. The YMCA membership for all program and

mission-driven philosophy will definitely open doors for every citizen

that wants to join the Y or participate in Y programs.”

The group worked closely with the Spokane Y team, who was firmly

committed to this project and helped the board stay focused on the needs

of the community. Their vision was strongly supported by Sandpoint

residents, and when Sandpoint West Athletic Club owners Don and

Sue Helander put their facility on the market, the timing was perfect for

YMCA to move into town.

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“OUR MISSION IS TO PUT CHRISTIAN

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The move was boosted with a multi-year sponsorship from Litehouse

Foods, which enabled the YMCA to close on purchasing the facility in

Sandpoint and kick start a campaign for future program enhancements

and funding for infrastructure upgrades. In honor of their sponsorship,

the facility was named The Litehouse YMCA.

The salad dressing company, with deep roots in Bonner County, felt this

was a natural fit with their core values, one of which is stewardship. CEO

Kelly Prior explains, “We believe that we have a responsibility to serve

the communities in which we operate. When the YMCA approached

Litehouse about the opportunity to partner with them, it felt like a

natural fit. Their focus on families, a mission driven with faith-inspired

values and commitment to providing new programs for our communities

aligned with our vision.”

YMCA works on the principle of providing a safe place for everyone to

learn, grow and thrive, where they can feel healthy, confident, connected

and secure. YMCA is committed to: youth development, empowering

young people to reach their full potential; healthy living, working to

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improve the well-being of individuals and the community; and social

responsibility, providing support and inspiring action within the

communities they serve.

They also believe in providing kid-focused staffed activities, connecting

teens together in a safe and fun environment, giving families healthy

spaces to enjoy their time together, and increasing access by providing

affordable programming, health and wellness opportunities for all ages.

The Litehouse YMCA currently offers a variety of programs for every age,

from infants to senior citizens. For kids, the Y offers summer day camp,

Crazy 8’s (a math camp), youth fitness training, karate, dance and swim

instruction. They help local youth play football and, holding on to Don

Helander’s favorite sport, racquetball!

They also offer healthy living programs, such as group exercise classes

(studio and water), dance, personal fitness training and nutrition

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YMCAs are created to fit each community, and the Litehouse Y is

unique in how it will meet local community needs. As insight is

gained, they will create new programs to accomplish the goals of

this area. They aim to be a community partner by delivering schoolage

care and more teen programs, as well as specifically serve

Sandpoint’s active adult population by providing a variety of group

exercise classes. The Y’s main goal is to build social connections

by making the Y experience available for all, where everyone is

welcome.

“Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through

programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all,” says

YMCA Communications and Marketing Director Mary Berry.

Since opening the Litehouse YMCA last December, there has

been a learning curve, according to Mary: “During this first year

of operation, our leadership is meeting with, and learning from,

local leaders and members of the community to determine which

programs and services would be of most value to the area.”

Mary shares that part of meeting the needs of the community means

listening to the needs of the community. The City of Sandpoint

conducted a study of local students from grades six through 12, and

their parents, and received feedback about the need for affordable

after-school programs, family friendly activities, structured

activities for teens and a safe space for all during structured or

unstructured times.

“The YMCA has a long story of meeting these types of community

need, and we look forward to opportunities to grow programs and

services which the community identifies as priorities,” Mary says.

With high hopes for the future, Kendon adds, “I am confident

The Litehouse Y will continue to grow and the philosophy of

collaborating with existing organizations will only increase the

standard of living and offer healthy living opportunities throughout

our community.”

Prior reiterates that from Litehouse’s perspective, “Our goal is for

the YMCA to be able to offer affordable programs to our community

that encourage family, faith and healthy living with mind and body.”

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Comfort by design in your home!

The ability to meet members and community

participants wherever they are is only possible

through continued support. YMCA is a

charitable nonprofit organization that believes

in membership for all, based on a sliding scale

according to each household’s income … and

no one is turned away due to financial hardship.

To give to the YMCA is to give directly to the

community.

If you haven’t been to the Litehouse YMCA

yet, consider checking it out. Sign up for a class

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Steve Russo, owner of Like Media, Inc., the parent company of Living Local

360, realizes that as technology has exploded exponentially over the last

several years, there are many avenues to brand one’s business, and he set out to

do what he could to optimize his clients’ exposure in the world of advertising.

“People are receiving their information in a variety of ways. We are a society

that is on the run, tied to our phones and social media, so it is critical to utilize

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A year ago, Like Media launched a new company, Rocket Fish Digital, the

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marketing are the most effective for that particular business.

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The experienced staff at Rocket Fish Digital will provide social media

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Russo explains that one such way is through analyzing the average

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A PAIN IN THE FOOT

Eight drug-free solutions for plantar fasciitis

By Mindy Murray, OTR/L Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar

fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of

your foot.

There are many amazing treatments to help get rid of your discomfort.

Stretching

Calf Stretching: To help loosen those muscles, take a towel or belt and loop it

around the ball of your foot. Keeping your leg straight, gently pull toward your

body until you feel a stretch in the lower part of your leg.

Plantar Fascia Stretching: Gently pull your toes up with your hand until you

feel a stretch along the ball of your foot. Holding that for 30 seconds and

repeating up to five times can make a world of difference in your pain levels.

Manual Therapy

Traditional massage of the calf and Achilles heel can also reduce pain. To

massage the area yourself, you can use a rolling pin or tennis ball on the sole of

your foot to roll out the plantar fascia, gradually applying more pressure once

it's tolerable.

Footwear/Orthotics

We recommended shoes for plantar fasciitis that should feel comfortable right

out of the box. It also should control your foot’s motion and, for some people,

correct pronation, good arch support and cushioning, particularly if you have

high arches.

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BRINGING THE SUNSHINE

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Dry Needling

A number of studies have investigated the use of

dry needling for healing damaged tissues. Dry

needling may improve the structure, organization

and strength of collagen fibers. The plantar

fascia is made up of a sheet of connective tissue

called “collagen” and, therefore, responds well to

treatments such as dry needling. Not only has it

been shown to reduce pain/inflammation, but it

actually has been shown to improve the overall

strength of your ligaments.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping has been used for centuries among

both Eastern- and Western-based health-care

practitioners. It is used in therapy to “decompress”

the plantar fascia whereas traditional massage

techniques use “compression.” This suction and

negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen

(stretch) muscles and encourage blood flow.

830 Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy offers a quick, painless, noninvasive,

side-effect-free alternative to relieve the

debilitating pain of plantar fasciitis by sending

light (photons) into your injured tissues and can

penetrate 2 inches without being absorbed by

the skin, fat or blood. Once the photons find the

injured tissues, they stimulate and energize the

cells to repair and strengthen at a remarkably fast

rate. This treatment does not wear off.

Weight Changes

If you're overweight you may put more pressure

on the bottom of your feet. That pressure can lead

to plantar fasciitis. Losing weight can help not

only with plantar fasciitis pain but also help with

your overall health and wellness.

Taping

Kinesiology tape is one treatment that your

physical therapist may use to help provide relief

from your plantar fasciitis by taking the pressure

of your plantar fascia, supporting your foot’s

natural arch and by facilitating the muscles

surrounding your foot to provide support.

It is important to discuss these skilled therapy

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IT’S A TRICKY

CONDITION

Quick tips for combating acne

By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician, Refined

Aesthetics Med Spa, PLLC

Let’s be honest, acne is the worst. It is a

condition that affects men and women

of all ages and can be tricky to treat.

Acne is typically caused by an excess

of oil production and hair follicles getting clogged by

dead skin cells. Treatment can vary greatly depending

on the cause of your acne (bacteria, diet, hormones,

inflammation, etc.), but you know what they say? It’s

always better to prevent than treat. Below are some tips

that can help prevent an acne breakout from occurring

at all.

Tips for reducing acne:

Change your pillowcase regularly. Nighttime is when

your body and your skin are allowed a chance to rest

and rebuild. Having a fresh pillowcase to lay your

face on means there is no bacteria interrupting this

rebuilding state. Change your pillowcase two times per

week, and during active breakouts change it daily.

Dry your face with a clean towel after washing.

Dedicate a separate hand towel or washcloth

specifically to your face. Use it to pat your face dry after

washing and then throw it in the dirty laundry. Use a

new one each time.

Clean your cell phone every day. Our phones, whether

it’s a cell phone or your office phone, probably get the

most use on any given day. They can hold on to a lot

of germs (scientists at the University of Arizona have

found that cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria

than most toilet seats). Try to avoid holding your

phone against your face and give it a wipe down with

an antibacterial wipe at the end of each day.

Clean and replace makeup brushes. Makeup brushes

are another breeding ground for bacteria. Brushes used

for concealer and foundation should be cleaned once

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Look and feel

your best.

a week with a mild cleanser and warm water. All

other brushes (used for eye makeup, powder and

blush) should be cleaned twice a month. If you

have active acne, try to clean them after every/

every other use.

Resist picking. It is the hardest yet most

important one of all. A whitehead that looks like it

is about to erupt is so tempting to squeeze, but do

your absolute best to keep your hands away. Just

like our cell phones, our hands hold on to a lot

of bacteria throughout the day. Transferring it to

your face only creates more chances for a blemish

to arise. Plus, squeezing and picking increases

your chance for scarring, creating a mark lasting

much longer than the blemish itself. If you

absolutely cannot resist the whitehead, make

sure your face and hands are clean, use gloves or

a tissue, and sanitize the blemish afterward. Or

better yet, see your skin-care professional for a

cleansing facial with extractions.

These quick and easy tips will not solve your

acne, but they can help reduce the frequency and

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OFFERING HOPE

BONNER GENERAL HEALTH COMMUNITY HOSPICE PROVIDES

PERSONALIZED CARE AND INCREASED QUALITY OF LIFE

Article Provided By Bonner General Health

Bonner General Health Community Hospice provides personalized

care in Bonner and Boundary counties for those facing a lifelimiting

illness, injury or disease. The hospice medical director,

along with a team of nurses, social workers, certified nurse aides,

therapists, chaplains and volunteers work in partnership with patients’

health-care providers and offer physical, emotional and spiritual services and

support for the hospice client and their families.

A common misconception of hospice care is that it is a sign of giving up. The

hospice team and volunteers are working on changing that. “If brought in

timely, hospice services offer hope, increased quality of life and so much more

for those facing their end-of-life journey. We also see loved ones cope with

the loss better,” explained Tami Feyen, Bonner General Health Community

Hospice and Home Health Services manager.

“Our patients define their goals and what is most important to them as they

walk their very important end-of-life journey. We mobilize every resource

possible to meet what is most important to them,” said Feyen. “We are the

only nonprofit hospice provider in Northern Idaho, which means we give

back to our community, providing care services and support to residents of

Bonner and Boundary counties. Our program and services are made possible

in part due to generous donations from our community.

Classes and support groups are offered at no charge to help adults process

and understand grief, develop coping skills and adapt to change. A monthly

support group for parents grieving the loss of a child is held, as well as an

annual Kids Grief Camp that helps children ages 8 to 17 cope with the loss of

a parent, grandparent, sibling or close friend.

Bonner General Health Community Hospice is collaborating with Kootenai

Health and NW Palliative Care, hosting a weeklong series of events about

"Living & Dying Well" in Sandpoint from October 14 through 19.

The weeklong series of events includes:

Monday, October 14 ~ Death Café - People gather, eat cake, drink tea and

have a discussion to increase awareness about death; 4 to 6pm. Location to

be announced.

Tuesday, October 15 ~ Poetry Reading & Music - Open mic with poetry,

conversation and music from the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint; 4 to

6pm. Location to be announced.

Wednesday, October 16 ~ KRFY 88.5 FM Morning Show - “Living & Dying

Well” conversation with hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler at 8am with Dr.

Nicole Pelly and Lissa DeFreitas.

Thursday, October 17 ~ Season of Life Stroll - A facilitated nature hike

starts at the trail head of the Pend Oreille Bay Trail at 4pm.

Friday, October 18 ~ “Death Over Dinner”- Community meal (potluck)

with conversation held at Sandpoint Community Hall from 6 to 8pm.

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Despite the controversy surrounding Lyme disease and

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diagnosed each year.

Lyme disease, or more formally Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial

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bacteria are transmitted, but it can happen sooner. A rash may appear

within seven to 14 days at the site of a tick bite as the infection stays

localized. Borrelia burgdorferi, the formal name of the bacteria, can

also cause fever, headache and neck pain in the early stages and give

rise to arthritis as the disease progresses.

If you’ve been bitten, preventive antibiotics could be the best way to

avoid exposure to Lyme. In later stages, it gets harder, especially since

individuals vary in regard to treatment. Symptoms sometimes linger

for months or years, and in some cases cause severe and permanent

organ and neurological damage.

There are those who live with long-term, chronic and debilitating

symptoms due to a persistent infection. The International Lyme and

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has a database of physicians trained to handle such complex cases.

Ticks carry more than Lyme disease. They also harbor bacteria and

viruses that give rise to ailments such as Babesia, Rocky Mountain

spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, Powassan virus, and tularemia. But

remember, not all ticks are infected.

It is difficult to accurately diagnose Lyme disease throughout all

stages. And not all physicians agree on diagnosis and treatment. Thus

many cases go unreported, and the CDC is investing heavily at new

diagnosis methods and other strains of bacteria.

ILADS recommends if you suspect you have Lyme disease that the

first step is to use a highly sensitive ELISA test followed by a Western

Blot if something came back positive.

Getting infected does not automatically mean you’ll have symptoms,

and it takes time for the infection to show up on tests. Maintaining

optimal health, especially gut and immune function, remains a top

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WHAT'S IN

YOUR BEER?

Touring North America’s biggest

hop farm

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF COLIN ANDERSON

AND ELK MOUNTAIN FARMS

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.

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 hazystyle

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

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vertically, 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,

The 1,700 acres

easily makes

Elk Mountain

Farms the

largest hop

farm in North

America.

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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. 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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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With more than three decades under his belt,

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something you think more about,” he said. Ed

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

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next time you pop the top of your favorite long

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THROUGH THE

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KNOWLES

A PREVIEW OF THE 2019 SEASON

By Patty Hutchens

What a difference a year makes. When Sandpoint High

School varsity football head coach Ryan Knowles arrived

in Sandpoint a year ago, he says the biggest challenge was

quickly familiarizing himself with his players.

“That first part was tough. Part of being a coach is knowing your

players. That’s why I coach—to build relationships—and that takes

time,” said Coach Knowles. “Now I’ve built relationships with a lot

of people, but most importantly with the players.”

He has spent a year watching those players run, lift and handle

adversity both on and off the field. And now that he has a firm

understanding of his core players, he is looking forward to this

season. “We are getting back to winning. That’s exciting,” said

Knowles.

From freshmen to varsity, Coach Knowles has assembled a coaching

staff that gives him confidence that the upcoming season will be one

of hard work and success. New to this year’s varsity staff is Jeremy

Thielbahr who will be the offensive coordinator, quarterback coach

and will also be coaching the wide receivers.

No stranger to Sandpoint, Thielbahr graduated from Sandpoint

High School in 1997 where he played football, baseball and ran track.

He broke school records and was named to the All-Inland Empire

League, All-North Idaho and All-State teams in addition to receiving

many other recognitions. He went on to play for Washington State

as well as serving as a graduate assistant coach. Most recently he

coached at Eastside Catholic in Sammamish, Washington, where he

has won three state titles in the last five seasons.

Assisting Coach Knowles at varsity will be former Bulldog head

coach George Yarno, a return that has Knowles very excited. “He is

a tremendous coach and really relates well with the players,” he said

of Yarno, who will coach the offensive line.

Joining this experienced trio will be Ryan’s dad, John Knowles,

who will coach the defensive line; Scott Albertson as coach of the

defensive backs; Chad Loutzenhiser as running back coach; and

Dylan Benefield, who will coach the linebackers.

The junior varsity team will be led by Jeremy Harris, who will

serve as head coach as well as the defensive coordinator and varsity

defensive line assistant coach. Assisting Harris on junior varsity

is Matt Waterous, who will be the offensive coordinator and the

assistant wide receiver coach for the varsity team.

“The JV and varsity teams practice together so that we can maximize

the development for the younger guys. That’s our future,” said Coach

Knowles.

The freshmen team is led by Corey Coon, with Quentin Ducken,

Troy Holt, Kevin Hutchens and Sean Lyon as his assistants.

“This is a great coaching staff all the way around. We have guys in

places where we can really raise the bar,” said Coach Knowles.

The freshmen team attended a camp in Post Falls in early June, facing

off against teams such as Coeur d’Alene, Lakeland, Timberlake and

Post Falls. “They did great things on both sides of the ball. Many

of them have been lifting weights since December,” said Coach

Knowles of the then eighth graders who were coming in after school

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to prepare for high school football.

This year, Knowles made the decision to have the varsity team return to the Border League, where the players attended

a camp in late June. They played at University High School, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene, scrimmaging against various

teams where Knowles said they performed extremely well. Then on Thursday and Friday of that week they traveled to

Eastern Washington University, where they scrimmaged against many high-caliber Northwest teams.

Going into the season, Coach Knowles stated that, while the team has many strengths, he sees the biggest one

being the offensive line. “Brandon Casey will lead the way for us there,” he said.

While he lost two linemen to graduation, he said most of the offensive line will play both

sides of the ball, giving the team a strong defensive line as well.

Coach Knowles said he likes the diversity of opponents in the upcoming season.

“We replaced the Canadian games this year with two Washington games. It is

better for consistency,” he explained, highlighting the fact that the Canadians

have different rules, so those games have not always been played by the

American football rules and regulations.

The biggest challenge heading into the season, said Knowles, is how fast

the Bulldogs can get up to speed with their new offensive system under

Coach Thielbahr. There is new terminology, verbiage and plays they

will need to learn.

“We also need to eliminate giving up the big play. We need to sack

the quarterback more and need to take care of the ball more on

special teams. It all comes down to taking care of the ball.”

Looking ahead, part of what Coach Knowles is doing to develop the

future of his teams is to form a Sandpoint Middle School football

team next year. “We will definitely do eighth grade and hopefully

seventh grade can join the party,” he said. “It’s a big step forward

for this community.”

While skill is a big factor when it comes to success on

the field, so are determination and hard work. When it

comes to playing time, Knowles said he looks at each

case individually, but his goal is to have all his players

be hard workers and skilled at their position.

“When the talent meets the hard work, you have

a special team, and that’s what we will base this

season off of,” said Knowles. “We use our core,

but you win with all the other players.”

There was no summer off for this hardworking

coach. He was in the weight room every day

from 8 to 11am helping his players train and

planning for the upcoming season. He sets

high goals and expectations and says it’s the

least he can do for his players.

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PROMOTING GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER | PHOTOS BY JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

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

throughout their life, so it is important that the adults surrounding them and pushing them forward promote good

sportsmanship, no matter the sport. Here are some great pieces of advice for parents and coaches to help their

student athletes on and off the field.

1

2

3

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.

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.

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

for what's to come.

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Integrity. One essential component of any game is promoting

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competition starting at an early age. Young athletes should be taught

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

a reason, and they should not be frowned upon. They are there to

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

game plan.

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.

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

involved in all aspects of life.

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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

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getaway.

The Pumphouse Restaurant on the banks of

the Chena River recreates the glory days of

the Victorian Gold Rush era. This Fairbanks

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furnishings, many 150 years

old. The food is cooked to order from fresh

local ingredients, Alaskan salmon and

Certified Angus beef. This place is popular with locals and tourists alike

because of the great food and service.

Day 3

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

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.

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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A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

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Jalapenos Mexican

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Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

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Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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1 yellow onion, chopped

1 leek, chopped

2 tbsp. kosher salt

2 tbsp. olive oil

½ tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. harissa

1 tsp. cumin

1 can (28 oz.) of peeled tomatoes (San Marzano are my favorite.)

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

2 cups arugula or spinach, or a mixture of the two

Goat milk yogurt

Zhoug (a spicy Middle-Eastern Pesto). I get zhoug or shoug from

Trader Joe’s, but if you’re feeling up to it, you can make your

own!)

Chopped parsley

METHOD:

• In a large pot (Dutch oven or soup/stock pot), sauté garlic, onion

and leek with olive oil and salt, turmeric, harissa and cumin until

soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

• Add tomatoes and turn to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, crushing

tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Add chicken broth and simmer

for an additional 5 minutes.

• With an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pot until

creamy. (You can also pour into a blender if you don’t have an

immersion blender, whatever works for you!) Add salt to taste, if

needed.

• Add the 2 cups of arugula, spinach or both. Stir in on low heat

until lightly wilted but still green.

• Serve with a dollop of goat milk yogurt, zhoug and chopped

parsley.

• Enjoy!

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SEPTEMBER 2019

sandpoint

ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going

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ENTERTAINMENT

SEPT

19

It’s Time to Get Cookin’

SoupTember: Battle for the Golden Ladle returns

September 19

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO ATTEND SOUPTEMBER: BATTLE FOR THE GOLDEN

LADLE, Sandpoint Community Resource Center’s annual fundraiser, Thursday,

September 19 from 5 to 8pm at Farmin Park.

Come and join the fun as 12 local chefs compete for the Golden Ladle Award. You’ll

have the opportunity to sample soups from your favorite local restaurants and vote

for your favorite! This year's competitors include Dish, Beet and Basil, Chimney Rock,

Eichardt's, Jalapeños, Pack River Store, Pend d'Oreille Winery, Skeyes the Limit,

Spuds, Tango Cafe, Trinity at City Beach and Winter Ridge. Also enjoy a raffle, auction

and live music featuring Browne Salmon Truck!

“We are dedicated to bringing hope to people who don’t know where to turn by

bridging the gap between people in need and those who serve,” says Linnis Jellinek,

executive director for Sandpoint Community Resource Center. “We are joining together

to strengthen our community, and you hold the key to influence the circumstances for

all. One by one changing lives, and you can help!”

Funds raised support Sandpoint Community Resource Center, which aims to help

those in need of social services in Bonner and Boundary counties.

Admission is $10, and tickets can be purchased online at Give.Classy.org/

SCRCSoupTember2019. Be sure to purchase raffle tickets as well for a chance to win a

Dine Around Sandpoint basket. “Each of the 12 participating restaurants have donated

a dining card, and three lucky raffle ticket winners will enjoy dining out, along with a

surprise in one of the dining baskets of two-day passes to ski Schweitzer Mountain!”

says Linnis.

HIGHLIGHT EVENT

Attendees can also bid on Festival at Sandpoint 2020 season passes, a social

membership to the Idaho Club valued at $5800, dinner for eight aboard Lake

Pend Oreille Cruises and local artwork during the live auction.

To find out more about Sandpoint Community Resource Center, you can visit

their website, SandpointCommunityResource.com.

SEPT

15

Scenic Half Marathon

Sandpoint’s annual Scenic Half Marathon returns Sunday, September 15. With a route

through historic Downtown Sandpoint, across the iconic Long Bridge with views of

Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountains, it’s no wonder it’s called the Scenic

Half Marathon! The half marathon race will begin promptly at 8am with the 10k race

following at 8:15am. Registration to participate in this year’s race is $70 for the half

marathon and $45 for the 10k. Those interested can visit ScenicHalf.com for additional

information and to register.

SEPT

21

7th Annual Oktoberfest

Don’t miss Hope’s seventh annual Oktoberfest Saturday, September 21, featuring Devon

Wade. The celebration kicks off at 5pm in the Memorial Community Center in Hope.

Enjoy live music by Devon Wade while partaking in a delicious homemade braut meal,

beer on tap, plus wine and other beverages, which will all be available for purchase. Be

sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win great prizes.! All proceeds benefit the MCC’s

programs including the Hope Preschool. Admission is free! For additional information,

call 208.264.5481.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN OCTOBER ...

01-

31

SCARYWOOD

11

SUGARHILL GANG

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MORE THAN A WOMAN

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

4

TRUCK MILLS AND

MIKE ELLIOTT 6PM - 9PM

6 MIAH KOHAL

9PM - 12AM

AN IHG HOTEL

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7 THE GROOVE BLACK

9PM - 12AM

11 TRUCK MILLS AND

MIKE JOHNSON

9PM - 12AM

13 HAROLD’S IGA

9PM - 12AM

14 DOWN SOUTH BAND

9PM - 12AM

18

19

TRUCK MILLS AND

CARL REY 6PM - 9PM

PAUL AND IEVA CATALDO

8PM - 11PM

20 B RADICALS

9PM - 12AM

21 DONNIE EMERSON

9PM - 12AM

EVALUATE

YOUR TRAVEL

Stay & Play

Minutes from

Schweitzer!

25 TRUCK MILLS AND

TOM DUEBENDORFER

6PM - 9PM

27 RIGHT FRONT BURNER

9PM - 12AM

28 CROOKED TOOTH

9PM - 12AM

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

/ September

07

September

BACK TO SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE

07

10am to 3pm

Super 1 Foods

208.818.7025

13

14

SANDPOINT CORNHOLE

TOURNAMENT

September 13-14

3:00 to 9:00pm / 8:30am to 6:00pm

MickDuff’s Brewing Co.

Find the event on Facebook!

Email sandpointcornhole@gmail.com to register

07

September

20TH ANNUAL INJECTORS

CAR SHOW

07

9:00am to 2:00pm

Downtown Sandpoint

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September

TASTE OF THE MARKET

14

9:00am to 1:00pm

Farmin Park

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07

September

HORSEPOWER COLLIDES!

07

6:00pm

Bonner County Fairgrounds

208.691.1343

14

September

PONDERAY NEIGHBORHOOD DAY

14

1:00 to 6:00pm

Harbison Field

POBTrail.org

09-

14

September

WACANID RIDE

09-14

8:00am start

Sandpoint

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DON’T

MISS!

20

WATER SUMMIT - PRESENTED BY

LAKE PEND OREILLE WATERKEEPER

September 20

6:00 to 9:00pm

Panida Theater

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September

GOOD CO ELECTRO SWING

AT THE HEARTWOOD

12

7:00 to 11:00pm

Heartwood Center

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21

September

BOOBS ‘N BEER - 5K FUN

RUN & OKTOBERFEST

21

9:00am to 4:00pm

Matchwood Brewing Company

Find the event on Facebook for a

dditional information

UPCOMING EVENTS IN OCTOBER ...

INTRODUCTION TO

18 MIG WELDING

25

ONE STREET OVER

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WOMEN’S HEALTH

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THE 219’S 85TH

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• Commemorative glass for two

• Round-trip shuttle to fairgrounds

TICKETS

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• $8 - Seniors/Military

• FREE - 12 years and younger

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Two great shows... One easy price... Three fun days. The Northwest

Taste Show provides attendees the opportunity to watch and interact

with local chefs during live cooking demos all the while tasting,

sipping and sampling a variety of products — plus the Home Idea

Show offers attendees the chance to browse hundreds of

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

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, 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.

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Jackie Suarez

208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

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-

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

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

Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go

for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of Sandpoint,

ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to the

property corner, ready for you to complete the building

vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife

abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,

mature trees and abundant sunshine behind a

locked gate. $115,000

Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular

home on a corner lot in Sandpoint, with

large detatched garage / shop. $239,000

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. $79,000

Come discover absolutely amazing views

from this 3.6 acre parcel ADJACENT TO

FOREST SERVICE in highly desirable Canyon

Creek Ranch. Build among nature with views

that sweep across the mountains, and hike

for miles out your back door. $130,000

Privacy and Views! 5-bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty on acreage with open floor plan, oak floors, huge master suite with balcony, covered porch

& lovely landscaping with pond. Separate guest home, large 3-car garage, and separate storage/mechanic building conveniently located between

Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. $545,000

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Jackie Suarez

208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

RIVERSTONE

Come live the country lifestyle on 20 gorgeous acres adjacent to

Forest Service with year-round Crystal Creek, a pond, barn, and amazing

views that span the valley. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home includes

wood burning stove, propane heater, old-fashioned cook stove, propane

on-demand hot water and main floor master bedroom with adjacent

covered porch. $460,000

Lot 1 - 7.5 Acres - $149,000 | Lot 2 - 7.5 Acres - $145,000 You are in

luck, two of the nicest properres in the desirable SELLE VALLEY are

now available. Both lots are 7.5 peaceful acres and both have beauuful

mountain views Cabinet and Selkirk. Seven Sisters, Roman Nose

and Chimney Rock can be seen in the distance from this property.

Surrounded by nice, well kept homes and adjoining farms.

Extremely well-kept manufactured home on a

9,584 sq corner lot zoned mull-use residen-

-al. Builders/developers - potennal here for

mull-family use. Exissng home has an aaached

garage, addiional storage building, large

fenced yard with RV/carport and wide gate,

trees and gardens all in a convenient, central

Sandpoint locaaon. $159,000

4.96 acres with lovely sunny exposure & gorgeous

long-range views, conveniently located

between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. Perch

your home on this level building site and enjoy

the southerly views all the way to Mount Spokane

in this peaceful, private seeng. Electricity

is to the property and seppc is installed for a

3-bedroom, 2-bath home.. $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. $415,000

Discover Sandpoint with

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.

See these and many more homes online

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