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Located on the estuary of the Pack River, this
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be terminated at their completion after the property closes. All roads on this parcel near the shoreline can be moved as
they are private and controlled by this parcel. North Camp Bay Road on the northern shore of Camp Bay can be
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16 Camp Peine Road, Sagle, Idaho - This waterfront Riverbend
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
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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.
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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!
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community grounds at the South end of the runway.
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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
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.
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The good news is, it’s not over yet. September
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TRANSFORMING YOUR HOUSE INTO A HOME
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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
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
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.
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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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
• 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
• 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
moves to help you achieve the lifestyle you’ve
envisioned for your later years.
Keep in mind that your decisions about
Social Security filing strategies should always
be based on your specific needs and health
considerations. For more information, visit
the Social Security Administration website at
One final word: You may have concerns
about the stability of Social Security. While
no one can predict the future, many potential
solutions exist to put the program on more
solid footing. Consequently, try to focus on
the actions you can control.
This information is believed to be reliable, but
investors should rely on information from the
Social Security Administration before making
a decision on when to take Social Security
benefits. It is general information and not
meant to cover all scenarios. Your situation
may be different, so be sure to discuss this with
the Social Security Administration prior to
TEACHER OF THE MONTH
By Patty Hutchens
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,
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
- Utilize resources effectively and be fiscally
- Provide safe and innovative learning
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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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
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
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
always be quality
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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
your dog bloom in their own time. With these
simple steps you can hopefully avoid reactivity
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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
“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
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It all begins with a 5k Fun Run that begins at 11am. Costumes
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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,
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Innovation and Passion Shine Through
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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
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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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
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
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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
Through the Coeur d’Alene branch of the
Innovation Collective, he and other self-avowed
nerds have a place to come together and work
toward the organization’s mission, which is to
create “a global entrepreneurship movement in
smaller towns,” nodding to the uniqueness of
each town and the skills of each member.
Charles Buck is the associate vice president and
executive officer for University of Idaho Coeur
d’Alene, and his charge is to increase educational
access in the community to foster positive growth
and development, not just in Coeur d’Alene but
in towns across the state.
So perhaps it was only a matter of time that the
efforts of Buck and people like Bonner in the
Innovation Collective were able to come together.
And come together they have, with a program
that is off to a faster start than either of them
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
“We need to find other products that our citizens
can understand and really benefit from,” Buck
said. “We want to bring something that’s relevant
to our communities.”
The need is evident. The tech world is already in
need of about 50,000 qualified coders and app
writers, Buck said, and that demand isn’t going
away. But not everyone is in a position to uproot
their families in order to redirect their careers, he
In early 2018, Buck ended up in conversations
with some representatives from Apple, which, he
learned, already had a curriculum to teach people
how to code and develop apps—all in about 180
hours of work and study.
In March that year, Buck mustered five teams
of U of I and Apple representatives to travel
across the state, visiting 20 cities and holding
forums to introduce this idea to Idahoans. Buck
thought they might get a couple hundred people
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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
“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
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,”
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
“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
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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had received offers from five different schools
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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
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What Brandon says he loves most about
football doesn't have much to do with scoring
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“What I enjoy most is the bond you have
with your brothers on and off the field,” said
The areas of study that interest him the most
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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
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athlete. “It is something I have always
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Since moving from Hawaii two years
ago, Bionce Vincent has thrived with
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
attending the Oregon Institute of Technology
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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,
And as she goes forward in life, she will take
with her an important lesson that running has
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She adds that running beside teammates every
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WHY THE Y IS A WONDERFUL THING
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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
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
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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
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
coaching. During the day, family swim time is offered, along with the use
of whirlpools and saunas.
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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
“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
“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
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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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
There are many amazing treatments to help get rid of your discomfort.
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.
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
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
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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 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.
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injured tissues, they stimulate and energize the
cells to repair and strengthen at a remarkably fast
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If you're overweight you may put more pressure
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to plantar fasciitis. Losing weight can help not
only with plantar fasciitis pain but also help with
your overall health and wellness.
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
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IT’S A TRICKY
Quick tips for combating acne
By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician, Refined
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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
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
Look and feel
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
length of a breakout. A healthy diet and lifestyle,
along with staying hydrated, will also help reduce
the effects of acne. For more tips and tricks to
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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
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.
Saturday, October 19 ~ Capstone Event - A series of movie scenes
moderated by a panel of Palliative Care experts and community members
including questions and conversation from the audience about 'Living &
Dying Well' in our town; 6pm at the Panida Theater.
For more information about all of the services provided by Bonner General
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We offer an 8-week Coping with Grief class, an Adult Grief
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Don’t let it impact your
quality of life
By Amanda Thome, DPT, Cornerstone
Pelvic floor disorders among women are
alarmingly prevalent. Did you know that
pelvic floor disorders affect approximately
10 percent of women ages 29 through 39,
and it steadily climbs to a prevalence of 50 percent
of women experiencing pelvic floor disorders by
the age of 80? It can’t be stressed enough that while
pelvic floor disorders become more common as
women age, this is not a normal part of aging. Pelvic
floor disorders can seriously impact your quality
of life, but they don’t have to. Thankfully, these
disorders can often be reversed or vastly improved
with conservative treatment.
The pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles
and ligaments in the pelvic region which acts like
a sling to support the organs in our pelvis. The
pelvic floor is hidden from view; however, it can
be trained and therefore strengthened just like any
other muscle in our body. People living with pelvic
floor disorders may experience symptoms such as
urinary incontinence or constipation, including
straining or pain during bowel movements. They
may have pain or pressure in the pelvic region, a
heavy feeling in the pelvis or muscle spasms in the
pelvis. So what causes these disorders? Common
causes can include a weakened pelvic floor, which
may or may not be due to childbirth, obesity, pelvic
surgery, heavy lifting or straining due to chronic
constipation, and even genetics.
So what can be done? The first step is to talk with
your health-care provider about your symptoms.
The second step is to begin pelvic floor training
with a physical therapist who has specialized
training in this field. Research shows that up to 50
percent of women who try pelvic floor exercises by
a pamphlet/handout do the techniques incorrectly,
which can make their problem worse. For this
reason, it is important to have a therapist to teach
you the correct ways to retrain your pelvic floor.
Evidence shows that when done correctly and
taught by a physical therapist who specializes in
these conditions, pelvic floor exercises are effective
for treating many pelvic floor disorders. It is never
too late to start training. There is evidence to
support that older patients with incontinence are
just as likely to see improvements from the exercises
as younger people.
If you are a woman living with a pelvic floor
disorder, talk to your health-care provider today
about pelvic floor physical therapy. You can learn
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NO ONE IS
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BY SCOTT PORTER | SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG
Despite the controversy surrounding Lyme disease and
the idea that it simply does not exist, the Center for
Disease Control (CDC) maintains an official national
surveillance database of probable and confirmed
cases. In 2017 there were 42,743 cases reported by
local and regional authorities around the country—131 came out
of the Pacific Northwest, of which 20 of these were individuals in
Idaho. Unofficially, the CDC estimates there are over 300,000 cases
diagnosed each year.
Lyme disease, or more formally Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial
infection that comes from the bite of infected ticks. It is the very small
immature nymph that causes most infections. These are less than 2
millimeters in size, barely seen and easily overlooked. The adults are
just as likely to cause a problem, but they are more visible and thus
A significant amount of Lyme disease cases occur during the months
of June, July and August. All ages can be affected, but children 5 to
15 and adults 50 to 70 carry most of the burden. Keep in mind, ticks
don’t care how old you are, and they can also find you in winter.
These creatures don’t just fall on you, they will run toward you. They
use sensors to detect CO2 or ammonia and extend prickly legs in
hope you’ll brush against them. Once they bite into you, they use an
anesthetic so you don’t feel them sucking.
It is commonly thought it takes about 24 to 48 hours before the
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
Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) terms this “chronic Lyme” and
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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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
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
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
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,
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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
The next step in the process is drying the hops.
This is done in a massive kiln powered by a
9 million BTU propane burner and a 75,000
CFM fan. The hops are dried at a temperature
of around 130 to 145 degrees. Once out of the
kiln a conveyor drops them into another area
atop a cloth for them to cool. These tables
are filled about 30-inches deep, and it takes
anywhere from four to 13 hours for the hops
to hit their preferred moisture level of 9.5
percent. “Operators feel by hand and read the
moisture levels. Once we hit that mark, they
are sent to be bailed,” explained Ed.
At this point the hops are ready to be used
and can be shipped to distributors and
brewers around North America. The hops are
run up an additional set of belts and dropped
into a weight box. They fall into a cloth, and
once 200 pounds are in, they are sealed up
by hand using two commercial-grade sewing
machines. Each bail is labeled, and they are
ready to be shipped.
When harvest is complete there is still plenty
of work to be done preparing for next season
before winter sets in. Workers stay on until
around Thanksgiving time, when things slow
enough for everyone to catch their breath, if
only for a short time.
For Ed, the entire experience is something he
didn’t envision but wouldn’t change. He’s been
able to work alongside a passionate group,
many of whom started when the farm was
built and retired after never leaving. “I’ve had
great mentors here; the people that help you,
I owe a debt of gratitude to them,” said Ed.
As you look around the Northwest, new
breweries continue to pop up seemingly
on a monthly basis. Competition for taps at
bars and restaurants is fierce, and brewers
are altering their marketing and creating
new styles in ways they didn’t have to when
the craft beer renaissance started again in the
early 2000s. While it seems like something
that’s never-ending and here to stay, Ed isn’t
so sure. “Craft died in the mid-'90s and came
back again in the mid-2000s. It’s usually
about a 10-year cycle,” Ed predicted. Ed
points to consumer data showing big gains
in the wine and whisky industry taking a bite
into beer sales. Hop-free spiked seltzers are
also exploding onto the scene, all products
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competing in one of the biggest global
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
Only a few
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.
change, but as long as there is beer, the farm
will continue to supply some of the biggest
names in the industry.
With more than three decades under his belt,
Ed knows his career is coming to an end in
the near future. “At some point we have to
hand this off to the next generation, and as
I’m nearing the end of my career, it’s definitely
something you think more about,” he said. Ed
credits his mentors for helping him get to the
position he is in and hopes that his mentorship
of other employees will keep that cycle going.
One-and-a-half million plants is a lot to look
after, and it takes a special talent to do so. The
next time you pop the top of your favorite long
neck or order up that dry-hopped Citra bomb
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EYES OF COACH
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
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
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
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.
“I want every aspect of this team to be allstate—from
photography to the players to
our coaches,” said Coach Knowles. “That’s a
little overwhelming, but that’s what the kids
deserve, and that’s what I’ll expect.”
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Teamwork. Kids need to learn to work with others to achieve a
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Respect. Children and young adults look to their coaches as role
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Race look like a fun run. Also located on-site with the hotel is Lavelle’s
Bistro—one of the few upscale dining spots in Fairbanks.
Get an early start from the hot springs and book a morning tour to either
Gold Dredge 8 or the Riverboat Discovery. The Binkley family has a long
family history dating from the Gold Rush era and owns both businesses.
If you are a fan of TV shows like “Gold Rush,” then you will enjoy the
train ride to Gold Dredge 8 where you can explore a gold dredge and pan
for gold. The Riverboat Discovery will take you on a roundtrip tour of
so many iconic Alaska experiences from a Bush Pilot demonstration, a
dog sled demonstration and a walking tour of a Chena Indian Village, all
truly memorable experiences.
In the afternoon, book a tour at the Running Reindeer Ranch, where
owner Jane Atkinson has created a one-of-a-kind experience. She will
regale you with stories of the early days of her reindeer journey and
why the ranch is named “Running”—and yes, it does involve runaway
reindeer. Atkinson is a gifted storyteller, and her tales are shared while
reindeer frolic around you. Enjoy a walk through a boreal forest with
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plenty of photo opportunities. By the time
you depart, you will learn everything you
could possibly imagine about reindeer. This
is sure to be the highlight of your Alaskan
The Pumphouse Restaurant on the banks of
the Chena River recreates the glory days of
the Victorian Gold Rush era. This Fairbanks
Treasure is filled with antiques and authenticto-the-period
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.
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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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers
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Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to
delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety
of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,
sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!
Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille
and offers breathtaking views of the mountains
and water with sunsets that beautifully color the
sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride
themselves on building relationships with the locals
and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each
guest’s tastes and preferences.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant
in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of
many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita
Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there
is something for everyone here, and its newly
expanded menu has brought even more choices
to diners. If you are looking for family fun, a date
night or even a place to host a party in their private
dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will
keep you coming back for more!
314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint
Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s
menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have
a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open
daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is
something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!
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CEDAR STREET BISTRO
Experience tasty food and great coffee in a truly unique setting.
Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted
Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and
wraps, stone-baked pizzas, dessert and savory crepes, fresh
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Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!
Open Sunday 9am to 6pm, and Monday through Friday 7am to
7pm; closed Saturday.
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Enjoy farm-fresh, seasonally inspired food. Brunch is served
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bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread.
Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm.
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Cook Time: 30 minutes
2 garlic cloves, minced
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
• 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
• 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
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SoupTember: Battle for the Golden Ladle returns
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!”
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.
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.
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,
UPCOMING EVENTS IN OCTOBER ...
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17 TRIVIA NIGHT
TRUCK MILLS AND
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6 MIAH KOHAL
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7 THE GROOVE BLACK
9PM - 12AM
11 TRUCK MILLS AND
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13 HAROLD’S IGA
9PM - 12AM
14 DOWN SOUTH BAND
9PM - 12AM
TRUCK MILLS AND
CARL REY 6PM - 9PM
PAUL AND IEVA CATALDO
8PM - 11PM
20 B RADICALS
9PM - 12AM
21 DONNIE EMERSON
9PM - 12AM
Stay & Play
25 TRUCK MILLS AND
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27 RIGHT FRONT BURNER
9PM - 12AM
28 CROOKED TOOTH
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9:00am to 2:00pm
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Bonner County Fairgrounds
PONDERAY NEIGHBORHOOD DAY
1:00 to 6:00pm
WATER SUMMIT - PRESENTED BY
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6:00 to 9:00pm
GOOD CO ELECTRO SWING
AT THE HEARTWOOD
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BOOBS ‘N BEER - 5K FUN
RUN & OKTOBERFEST
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Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go
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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
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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
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Come discover absolutely amazing views
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