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love January. The stress of the holidays has passed,
and the new year is a clean slate. It seems like the
perfect time to start fresh on a project—whether
that’s developing a healthy eating plan or fixing
up our homes. Last year, my husband and I decided that we
would concentrate on remodeling the exterior, including new
windows, doors and siding, and I’m happy to report that we
were able to achieve our goals and stay married in the process.
That’s not always an easy feat—remodeling or building a home
can be stressful.
Many of my clients underestimate the amount of stress a
construction project may cause. Especially for those who have
no option but to stay in their home during the process, it can be
very trying indeed. Before you undertake a remodeling project,
I urge you to educate yourself on the process. Following are a
few common home projects and some of the things required
for each one.
Whole house painting. This can be very rewarding and perhaps
the most common of all remodeling projects. However, before
you hire that painter, keep in mind that this process can be very
invasive. All artwork must come off the walls, furniture must
be moved to the center of each room, light fixtures should be
removed, and floors and furniture will be tarped off. As well,
windows and doors may be taped over (if they are spraying),
and the air may be fairly toxic for a few days. Ask your painter
how long the process will take and ensure that they can be at
your house for the time it takes to finish, not breaking off to
different jobs in between. Also ask the method they will use to
paint—rollers, brushes or spray—and ask if the paint they use
is low in VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. This will
help you determine whether you should stay or just check into
a hotel room for the week!
Kitchen remodeling. This can include new cabinetry, flooring,
countertops, paint, etc. Sounds like fun, right? But if not
scheduled properly, with a kitchen remodel, days can easily
turn into weeks of no appliances, no countertops and cooking
exclusively outdoors on a barbecue! This might be OK in
the summer months, but in the winter, it can be hard to live
without the ease and comforts of your kitchen. Working with
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I love January. The stress of the holidays has
passed, and the new year is a clean slate.
New flooring. This is one of my favorite
changes to any home, and there are some
wonderful options out there. LVP (luxury
vinyl plank) for example, comes in many
colors and subtypes, and boasts a fairly easy
installation process. An entire home can be
installed in LVP in less than a week if you are
dealing with experienced flooring installers.
Opposite this product on the spectrum of
installation, however, would be sand and finish
hardwood. This is an amazing look that truly
sets your home apart, but it can be very timeconsuming.
First the wood is installed, then
sanded, then layers of product are applied in
coats. Finally, the whole thing has to cure for
two days before furniture can be put back on.
After that, it takes a full month for the new
floor to fully cure and harden.
Bathroom tile. This is one category that
truly depends on the professionalism of your
installer. If you are removing old tile, this is
best done by a professional, as they will be
able to remove the old tile with minimum
damage to the subfloor or walls behind. I can’t
stress enough the importance of appropriate
waterproofing in showers and wet areas. If your
installer is good, he will be able to save you a
lot of headache down the road in good prep,
waterproofing and overall tidiness. But, keep
in mind, they will need access to water for their
tile saw and a relatively enclosed, preferably
heated, space for cutting. Oftentimes, a garage
is perfect, but please don’t expect your tile
installer to set up their wet saw outside in the
middle of winter in freezing temperatures.
This isn’t fair to them as craftsmen, and I know
that my fingers do not work their best if they
are frozen solid—and neither will your tile
In next month’s article, we will continue the list
of projects, so stay tuned and have a happy new
As we come into colder winter
temperatures, we are all at risk of
our pipes freezing, and that can
lead to pipes bursting. We have
suggestions if you find that your pipes may be
frozen and list of suggestions on preventing
pipes from freezing.
One of the first signs that you have a problem,
and even possibly a frozen pipe, is no running
water coming out of your faucets when you
attempt to turn it on. If this does happen,
check to see that your home’s water supply is
still turned on and that there are no obvious
leaks anywhere. If your search concludes that
your pipes are more than likely frozen, but
not yet burst, we recommend calling your
local plumber to help thaw your pipes. This is
a good path for those who are unsure if they
can safely thaw pipes themselves, are unaware
of where the frozen pipes are located or can’t
access the area of the house where the pipes
But we also want to help prevent frozen
pipes, so be proactive and follow these
• Make sure all pipes that are exposed to
the extreme temperatures are drained. This
includes, but not limited to, swimming pool
and exterior sprinkler system supply lines.
• Disconnect any hoses from the exterior of
your house. Drain the hoses and store them in
• Insulate the area around light fixtures,
vents and exterior faucets. This helps prevent
freezing temperatures from gaining access to
• Open cabinet doors that have plumbing
running in them. This helps the warm air
to circulate around the pipes, keeping them
• Allow your faucets to drip cold water on
the coldest days. The movement will make it
harder for the water to freeze inside the pipes.
• Never let your thermostat fall below 55
degrees Fahrenheit in your house. Whether
night or day, make sure that your home’s
temperature never dips below freezing. This
is one of the leading causes of frozen pipes,
as people do not want to pay for heating
their homes when they are not at home. But,
turning your heater off could lead to a risky
game of frozen pipe roulette.
• Check all exterior seals on windows, doors,
garage doors, etc., and complete any necessary
repairs to make sure no heat is escaping your
Frozen water pipes and the damage they can
cause are a serious risk for people in areas
where the temperatures dip below freezing,
especially for an extended time period.
With the holidays out of the way, now is an
inconvenient time for there to be a burst
pipe or added expense that isn’t planned or
budgeted for. Unfortunately, that is when these
things tend to happen. So, be sure to take some
time to walk the perimeter of your home and
look at and investigate your pipes to prevent
what could happen.
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Over the years Priest Rivers Ministries has grown
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A Passion to Serve Those in Need
By Jillian Chandler
PRIEST RIVER MINISTRIES CONTINUES ITS LOVING MISSION
has done so many amazing things
It is inspiring to witness the incredible
people in North Idaho who give of
themselves selflessly to impact others in a positive
way; devoting countless hours to help improve the
lives of those in our local communities. And one such
organization that works toward its mission every hour
of every day is Priest River Ministries - Advocates
for Women—which strives to do all it can for the
betterment of women who have endured, and are
continuing to be affected, by physical and sexual abuse
Serving victims from Bonner, Boundary and the
northern part of Kootenai counties, Priest River
Ministries continues to be a blessing for those women
and children in need throughout these communities
for more than 17 years.
“It is an amazing miracle to see God work in this
ministry that started in 2002 as a bible study for women
who had or were experiencing domestic or sexual
violence,” says Rhonda Encinas, executive director.
“Now we shelter over 150 women and children and
their pets per year.”
Priest River Ministries receives no assistance from
the county, state or government to run their shelter
program. Rhonda and her team are dependent on the
support of foundational grants, businesses, churches,
corporations and individuals. She adds that their
greatest need is more volunteers in all three offices to
accomplish their mission, as there continues to be so
much need, and it continues to increase, everywhere.
“Our volunteers are the backbone to this organization’s
success, receiving little recognition,” attests Rhonda.
“But they provide immeasurable kindness as they live
out their service to God at Priest River Ministries -
Advocates for Women.”
At its inception, Priest River Ministries was made
up of just six members and acted as a support group
for women who were victims of sexual assault and
domestic violence. As the ministry for women and
children grew stronger, the team at Priest River
Ministries determined that the need was so great
for these women and children that they turned their
attention to doing all they could to try and find ways to
help them. “We shifted a majority of the things we did
to help these women and children who were suffering,”
“Domestic violence happens to one in three women,
so everyone knows somebody who has experienced
this—or is that somebody,” Rhonda says. “Through
Priest River Ministries, we’re encouraging these women
and giving them their self-respect back. We’re helping
them to make good, healthy decisions for themselves
and their children—a happy life free of violence. To not
be afraid every day. That makes healthy communities,
healthier schools, healthier places to work at.”
Priest River Ministries received their nonprofit 501(c)
(3) status in 2006 and opened their first shelter, Ruth’s
House, more than a decade ago in 2008. Once Ruth’s
House was established, Lydia’s Place was born. “There
were so many women leaving situations with nothing,”
says Rhonda. “That’s what instigated Lydia’s.” Here,
those in need will find clothing, bedding, blankets,
linens, towels, children’s furniture (from baby baths
“When mothers are struggling to buy clothes,
diapers and formula for their children, being able
to supply these things every month for them, free
of charge, is truly rewarding,” says Rhonda.
“Being able to do that is important. When we can
reduce that stress, we can reduce violence.
"Between Priest River, Spirit Lake and Sandpoint,
just in our clothing supply, just those in crisis, we
see over 450 people a month,” states Rhonda. “And
we never charge for anything; our counseling,
childcare, all the supplies we give out.”
Rhonda is excited to announce that Priest River
Ministries recently moved their Sandpoint office
to a much larger facility at 502 North Second
Street downtown! You will find them on the first
(bottom) floor of the Life Choices Pregnancy
Center. Now with three office spaces, this is
where those in Sandpoint and the surrounding
communities can also find their free clothing and
“We are thrilled to be working alongside this
amazing nonprofit, as many of our clients
intersect,” smiles Rhonda. In addition, they have
opened Tabitha's Closet, where they provide
children's clothing sizes 12 months and up, as
well as free household and personal supplies.
The office and closet are open Monday through
Wednesday, noon to 4pm, to the general public,
while counseling and paralegal assistance is
available by appointment.
Priest River Ministries - Advocates for Women
is helping to save lives and aid in a brighter, safer
future for women and their children. If you are
looking to volunteer or make a donation to Priest
River Ministries, Rhonda invites you to stop by
their office. For those who are seeking assistance
or know someone who is in an unhealthy and
unsafe situation, please don’t hesitate to call
“We want to try and help prevent these situations
as much as we can,” affirms Rhonda. “The
more people who engage, the more people who
volunteer, the more we can stop these assaults.”
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Coming February 8 is Fry Healthcare’s
annual Festival of Hearts Gala. Held at the
Kootenai River Inn, the Gala aims to raise
funds for 3D Mammogram equipment for
Boundary Community Hospital.
For an American woman, there is a one in
eight chance that she will develop breast
cancer in her lifetime. In the past, the
screening rates for annual mammograms
in Boundary County have been among
the lowest in the state of Idaho. The Fry
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The gala features a four-course dinner with
wine, dessert dash and live auction. In
addition to participating in funding the 3D
Mammogram equipment by attending the
event, the community has the opportunity
to help purchase other necessary
technology. This year, donors participating
in Fund-an-Item will be supporting the
purchase of the BiPap Ventilator System
for Cardiopulmonary and Emergency use.
This device can save lives by providing
mechanical ventilation (artificial breathing)
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For any questions about the 2020 Festival
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Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help
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COMMUNITY GENEROSITY RAISES
SPIRITS AND ELEVATES HOPE
BY HANNAH SUCSY WILLIS
For the second time in her short life, second grader Paisley Choate is
battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She is currently receiving
treatment at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, preparing
to receive a bone marrow transplant in Seattle in early 2020. And
while there is nothing anyone can do to lessen the gravity of what her family
is going through, there are literally thousands of people who have pitched in to
carry a piece of the burden in some small way.
Anyone who has ever had surgery, been a hospital patient for any length of
time or dealt with a chronic medical condition knows that multiple bills coming
from multiple departments is the norm. Treating cancer carries its own massive
price tag. Corey Choate, Paisley's dad, said that the therapy needed to prepare
her for bone marrow transplant will cost well over $1 million. Even on the other
side, after cancer has been defeated, Paisley will require regular checkups for
15 more years. And the cost doesn’t end there. Travel to the hospital, lost time
from work and other non-medical expenses in addition to bills from doctors,
hospitals and labs add up to become a huge financial burden. Even with medical
insurance, the financial toll is mind-blowing.
And yet, despite the details of this situation that are no doubt overwhelming,
the first thing Corey Choate said to me was how incredibly blessed and thankful
they are. The help of the community has been critical in making it through this.
Last year, after Paisley’s initial diagnosis, the Bonners Ferry Eagles Club held a
fundraiser breakfast, and Tony of Two Tones Cafe held a benefit dinner. Since
her recent relapse, Chad at the Naples General Store is having a raffle, and
Nancy Croll is helping with donations through her store. Each one of those
fundraisers, of course, is only as successful as the people making donations,
coming to eat, buying raffle tickets, etc. Without a doubt, a tribe is needed to
come together in a situation of need like this.
This is one of those times where a small town shows that they have the force of
a small army.
The Paisley Choate Online Auction Fundraiser is a group on Facebook and
has well over a 10th of the population of Boundary County involved. This
fundraiser was started by the caring staff at Naples Elementary, where Paisley
attends when she isn’t receiving treatment. As of press time, approximately
250 items had been donated and the bidding reaching more than $20,000.
Baked goods, handmade jewelry, spa services, plumbing labor, a room design
makeover, oil changes, topsoil, a Texas lake tour, and an Okie Noodling trip
are just a few of the creative donations. A couple of selfless individuals even
donated huckleberries, huckleberry jam and huckleberry cheesecake! Though
the auction has now ended, monetary donations can still be made at Mountain
In a time where social media is the battlefield for opposing opinions, this
was a refreshing and encouraging gift for our community to see each other’s
generosity. My prayer is that each act of generosity or encouragement would be
multiplied and that all of it added together, along with every other prayer lifted
up on behalf of Paisley, would equal the one thing that her family needs more
than anything: hope.
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friends, food and her favorite sport—
basketball. A Bonners Ferry High School
senior, Baylee is in the midst of her final
season for the Badgers. She’s accomplished a
lot during her playing career including being
named to the IML team and honored as an
Idaho Top Scholar during her junior year.
Baylee isn’t the tallest competitor on the floor,
and although she admits that has created
some challenges for her, she’s learned a
valuable lesson about overcoming adversity.
“A life lesson I learned from being involved
in sports is that you’re not always going to be
the best, so all you can do is work hard and
try your best,” she said.
While she’s suited up for many games, some
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As Baylee begins to plan her future post high
school, she envisions herself attending BYU -
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She won’t be competing at the collegiate
level in basketball but still hopes to find
intramural sports so she can keep playing the
game she loves.
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to notice the large grey modern building
that now houses the Kochava offices. The space
used to house Inkwell—an office machine rental
and office supply store—as well as a few doctors’
offices. Its upstairs was home to the local high
school baseball team’s batting practice during
the winter months. Before Kochava purchased it
and moved its offices from the former Columbia
Bank location in 2016, the large piece of real
estate was rather rundown and far under serving
its potential. “It wasn’t contributing to the local
economy, and it’s a very large building in the
middle of downtown,” says Kimberly Manning,
the senior director of brand for the company and
wife of CEO Charles Manning.
Originally from California and then Washington,
D.C., the couple decided to make Sandpoint their
home back in 2005, driven by the desire to create
a better lifestyle in a smaller community with
natural resources like the lake and the mountain.
“No place had the combination of amenities
that Sandpoint does. It’s really special, it’s really
unique, and that led to our choice to be here,”
says Manning. They arrived with a vision in place
of starting a company that would fill the void in
mobile analytics and attribution.
“We had already been hearing for several years, if
your company is internet based, you really should
be able to do it from anywhere. We kind of went
into it thinking, ‘I get it in theory, we really have
no idea if it will be proven out,’” smiles Manning.
Over eight years since the founding of the
company in 2011 and offices all over the world
later, they’ve proven this theory cannot just work,
it can thrive.
They named the company Kochava—a word that
means star in Hebrew. “The idea is that we look
in the night sky and you can see millions of stars
with the naked eye, but there are billions that
you can’t see, unless you have the right tool,” says
Manning. “The stars are like data. You have these
data points—some of which you can easily see—
but many multiples more that you can’t without
the right tools. Kochava provides those tools for
The decision to start a tech company in the small
mountain town of Sandpoint was no easy feat—
partners in the Silicon Valley almost scoffed at
the idea. But Charles Manning was dedicated
to proving the fact that you could in fact work
from anywhere—and do it well. “There was this
forgone conclusion that it wasn’t possible, and
that really impacted him to dig in and prove
otherwise,” recalls Kimberly Manning. “That is
underrecognized as a source of success for the
There were benefits and drawbacks to the
decision to base the company here. There is a
much smaller work pool to choose from, and
travel is not always easy. On the flipside, the cost
is much lower, and there is less competition.
“There’s only been a handful of serious
competitors in the core space of attribution
and analytics since our beginning, and we have
held our own against those competitors, sort of
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says Manning. “We are an anomaly in that we’re
located in a place like we are.”
Being a smaller company has its perks. For one,
it’s able to adapt quickly and react more nimbly
to customer needs. For another, it’s able to
prioritize quality of life in its location offerings.
Kochava might not have the huge private campus
companies like Google and Facebook have in the
Silicon Valley, but it’s been able to make the city of
Sandpoint its campus, and to great success. “That
really was the vision, allowing Sandpoint to be the
campus and putting the company in the middle of
it.” Manning laughs, “I think we really contribute
to happy hour in Sandpoint.”
Location is at the center of Kochava’s culture.
Recruiting may be difficult this far from a
large tech center and university programs that
specialize in computer science, but retention is
high. Employees who are here really want to be
“If they can have a relevant job working on
interesting global technology and live where
they want to live, they’re very happy about that
combination,” says Manning. “So we tend to have
a company culture that is one of gratitude and
hard work and willingness to dedicate themselves
to what they’re doing here, and I think that is hard
to quantify but it’s very unique. That’s a really
good foundation for a great team.”
Employees at Kochava embrace the mountain
lifestyle. They are in Sandpoint because they want
to be here. Skiing, mountain biking, running,
lake sports—all are central to the lifestyle of
Sandpoint, and people have unparalleled access to
these activities, access they wouldn’t have living in
a place like San Francisco. “It costs more, it takes
longer, it’s crowded, it’s difficult,” muses Manning.
“Sandpoint is a breath of fresh air compared to
Every year Kochava hosts Kochava Summit for
their customers and partners called with the
aim of highlighting “Why Sandpoint?” “We felt
like if you could spend a day or two here, you
would get it,” smiles Manning. Now catering
to a couple hundred people and at capacity, the
event includes seminars, workshops and local
outdoor activities. “It’s become a really soughtafter
industry event,” says Manning. Kochava
partners with local businesses for the event, and
even works with Schwietzer to offer its guests an
experience on the mountain. The Kochava team
estimates the impact on the local economy from
the three days in February the Summit convenes
is around $250,000—a key boon to the local
economy during a time of the year not much else
Kochava works to get involved in the Sandpoint
communities in other ways beyond its location
and Kochava Summit. It supports various
nonprofits in the city like the Panhandle Alliance
for Education—the focus for its giving is quality
of life in Sandpoint and education.
“There are a lot of people in this town who
volunteer a tremendous amount of time to work
on what they believe in, and where we can come
in and partner with the people who are on the
ground doing that work, we really enjoy being
able to do that,” says Manning.
Because Sandpoint is so small, the results of
charitable giving can actually be seen and
appreciated. “If we were in a larger city, many
of the things that we do would be a drop in the
bucket,” says Manning. “Here you can make a big
impact with what we’re able to contribute, and it’s
very rewarding. ... It’s a great honor and privilege
for us and for the team in general to be able to
support the things that we care about and that
make Sandpoint great.”
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Insurance steering tactics you need to know:
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• Telling you you may be responsible for additional costs, despite
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In May 2018, Shane Florea introduced North Idaho
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From the moment you walk into North Idaho Collision
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“Being in an accident is stressful, from the accident itself to
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From towing and insurance assistance to explaining the repair process
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people who care about and watch after each other. We bring that spirit of
community and care to our business each day.”
With NICRC’s recent completion of an extensive I-CAR certification,
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“We let our clients know that it does matter where they take their
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Are you going to another town or are you staying local?
“We deeply hope that people in our community never experience an
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It is important to know that if or when you are involved in an accident,
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A business built on honesty, integrity and doing the right thing, if you
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customer service and just love of our community, working for our clients
and their cars and insurance companies,” smiles Shane.
FROM MODEL T
Exhibits continue to wow
BY COLIN ANDERSON
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LEMAY - AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM
If you’ve meandered through one of the many car shows of the
Northwest, you’ve probably seen some pretty cool rides. It’s
a great way to get up close to a piece of history. The common
vehicles featured in most of these shows are mid ‘50s to late ‘70s
American-made automobiles. Some shows have rules as to how
old the car must be to be shown, what condition it is in or where it was
made. While these shows can be a lot of fun, especially for those who
grew up driving one of these muscle machines, being able to see a wider
variety of automotive history is a more difficult thing to find. Lucky for
us, North America’s largest continuous “car show” can be found right in
our backyard. And if you’ve never been, you are sure in for a treat.
LeMay - America’s Car Museum is a bucket-list trip for those serious
about automotive history but also a great time for those who know little
to nothing about vehicles of the past or even how a car works; and that’s
the beauty of this place.
“It’s truly multi-generational,” said Ashley Bice, National Strategic
Initiatives Officer with America’s Automotive Trust, a nonprofit
organization aimed at preserving America’s car heritage. “Everyone
walks away with a great experience.”
The ACM collection includes some 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles
inside the 165,000-square-foot complex, with vehicles spanning more
than a century. “It’s all about the celebration of America’s love affair
with the automobile, not one particular vehicle or brand,” said Bice. The
collection varies from some of the earliest models ever made to some of
the newest in luxury, high speed or concept on the market today.
The museum came to be when Harold and Nancy LeMay had amassed
the largest privately owned collection of vehicles and memorabilia in
the world. When asked about his collection, the late Harold LeMay said,
“I don’t go for just the dollar value car. If it is unusual, I like it. So, I am
kind of a maverick, since I am not a dyed-in-the-wool Chevy, Ford or
Duesenberg man. I see it, I like it, I buy it.”
After amassing such a large collection, and seeing the sheer enjoyment
of guests at their annual car show and open house at the couple’s
homestead, the LeMays made the decision that instead of seeing their
collection scattered and auctioned off to private owners, it would be
better served as a piece of history that all could enjoy. After more than
a decade of planning, grant writing, fundraising, ups and downs, and
surviving the economic downtown, ground was broken in 2011, and
the museum saw its doors open for good in June of 2012. Since then,
thousands of visitors from all 50 states and 47 countries have passed
through the doors to admire this truly one-of-a-kind collection.
First-time visitors are amazed almost instantly as they walk through the
doors. Most museums typically display only a small portion of their
collections, as many of the rare artifacts are kept in storage and away
from the public eye. Rather unique to LeMay - America’s Car Museum
is that the collection is held in an “open air” setting. Vehicles that aren’t
currently on display in one of the numerous exhibits are still open for
easy public view in the center lower levels of the complex.
While the LeMays are the primary donors to the museum, other cars,
trucks, motorcycles and unique pieces of automotive history have come
from many different sources. According to Bice, two-thirds of the
vehicles on display come from private donors—not just from the area
but across both oceans.
“We had a 1941 Buick go to China for an exhibition and then back to the
museum. Our 1927 La Salle that is currently on display competed in the
2011 Mille Miglia in Italy,” she said.
It’s a unique opportunity for collectors as they have a safe place to display
their car where thousands more people will get to see and experience
it than at a regional car show. It also helps the museum continually
bring in new pieces of history to share as the exhibits rotate often and
showcase different brands, eras and styles.
“You don’t have to be a ‘car guy’ to enjoy this place,
but if you are, there is definitely a lot of eye candy to
enjoy,” said Bice.
Getting the unique autos is often a two-way street.
Sometimes the museum is made aware of a special
car or vehicle that would make a great fit for an
upcoming exhibit, making a request to the owner; and
other times, the vehicle’s owner is made aware of the
museum and wants to be part of sharing its history
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The museum recently wrapped up displaying one of
the more unique collections on the planet. While many
donate a single vehicle or maybe a couple, Brown M.
Maloney loaned LeMay 125 Honda motorcycles from
multiple decades. Maloney was highlighted in the
2019 Master Collector’s Exhibit, which is reserved for
“dedicated enthusiasts whose passion for cars knows
no bounds.” A new Master Collector will be featured
later this year.
The collection at LeMay includes just about anything
you can think of, along with several vehicles and
artifacts you might not have known to exist. One
exhibit might include the earliest Cadillac, Model Ts
and Model As, and around the corner you’ll find a
display of British-made automobiles. Muscle cars and
family wagons, high-end ultra-fast sports cars and
even the foot-powered “Flintmobile” from the 1994
Flintstones movie are on display for guests’ enjoyment.
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One of the more popular exhibits is Route 66, which
includes a rotating interactive collection of cars and
memorabilia to celebrate America’s iconic roadway.
This exhibit is dedicated to the heyday of American
automobile travel and helps a younger generation see
what a family road trip on this iconic highway looked
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like in the 1950s and ‘60s.
First-time visitors should set aside some time to visit
Lucky’s Garage to learn about Harold LeMay, his passion
for automobiles, how he came to own so many and his
decision to put them on display for all to enjoy. This is a
permanent exhibit paying tribute to those who made it all
Though initially popular in the south, NASCAR’s following
has grown not just nationwide but has spread to a worldwide
audience. Two-hundred mile per hour super cars dominate
the tracks today, but this sport got its humble beginning
from southern moonshiners tuning engines for a few
extra horsepower in order to avoid the law while running
their illicit alcohol. In the Legends of Motorsports: The
NASCAR story you’ll not only learn about how the sport
began to blossom but see the evolution of race cars, many
of which you’ll recognize from popular drivers throughout
If you want to take your racing experience up a notch, be
sure to stop by the Speed Zone. Here you are strapped into
a state-of-the-art CXC racing simulator so you can get the
feel of track and slot car racing.
One of the most exciting new exhibits at LeMay is Saleen:
From the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar. The
incredible display was unveiled this past fall with Steve
Saleen in attendance. Visitors are treated to a unique
display of Saleen’s rich automotive history spanning over
four decades. You can enjoy a variety of historic vehicles
on display, including his personal racing machines, early
Saleen Mustangs, the Saleen S7 (considered America’s first
supercar), and examples of the company’s new Saleen 1
mid-engine turbocharged sports car and recently unveiled
Saleen 1 GT4 concept race car.
Other exhibits include the opulent rides of the 1930s and a
wing of all British-made autos.
There is no shortage of vehicles to see, but there are also
great opportunities to get hands on and interactive as well.
“We have dedicated spaces for kids and families to really
experience automobiles,” said Bice. These include the
photo car where you can have your picture taken with
a 1923 Buick touring car. There is also the Family Zone
which has multiple interactive pieces for kids to explore.
Here they can study how a car works by looking at an
exposed chassis, build and race pinewood derby cars, get
behind the wheel of a Mustang, and design their own car.
Many school groups have come through the museum, and
there are also family-focused programs as well as adultonly
programs on the calendar. What’s truly amazing is
the museum is run almost entirely on a volunteer basis.
These folks handle everything from tour guides, greeters
and manning various interactive stations to monitoring
the collections and doing general maintenance and upkeep
on the collection.
While many of the museum’s collection will likely never
see outdoor roadways again, that isn’t to say you won’t soon
see and hear some of them rumbling the
streets of the Northwest.
“Our Drive Home program takes vehicles
from the collection and gets them out
on the road driving from one point to
another,” explained Bice.
In fact, part of the collection will take a
unique journey later this year. To recreate
the iconic American road trip, vehicles
from LeMay will be brought to California
in late spring and driven across the
country, eventually landing in Detroit
for the American Auto Show in June. The
cars will be making stops at famous points
of interest and National Parks along the
way. “We really want to keep the hobby
alive, and this is a great opportunity to get
people to see these cars up close, outside,
and appreciate the history,” said Bice.
While any time of year is a great time
to visit, those wanting an even more
unique experience will want to mark
their calendars for the evening of March
you don’t have
to be a ‘car guy’
to enjoy this
place, but if
you are, there
a lot of eye
candy to enjoy.
13. Each year, the museum hosts a yearly
party called Drive the Blues Away. This
year’s theme is “Viva Las Vegas.” Guests
can still wander throughout the museum,
but you’ll also be treated to food,
drink and live music as you peruse the
collection. Tickets will be going on sale
soon for this exclusive event.
When the weather turns brighter and
warmer, you’ll find even more fun
outside the museum walls with Cruise
Ins and Drive-In movies featuring a 40-
foot screen. Take a Spin will put you in
a moving car, which could be anything
from a Packard to a vintage fire truck.
There is always something new to find
at LeMay - America’s Car Museum. New
visitors are astonished by the sheer scope
of the place, while members continue to
find new details they might have missed
on previous visits. Nowhere else can you
find a collection of such variety, all thanks
to the incredible generosity of Harold and
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By Chinna McKechnie, RN,
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Millions of lives are saved each year
with modern medicine, yet millions
still die. In the 16th century, 30
percent of children died before the
age of 15 from measles, diphtheria
or whooping cough. The 17th century saw the death of
nearly 80 percent of the American Native population
from smallpox and measles brought from the European
settlers. In the 1900s, influenza and pneumonia were the
No. 1 killers. These diseases are prevented today with
Vaccines save lives
In 1796, British surgeon Edward Jenner invented the
smallpox vaccine, the world’s first vaccine against any
disease. Widespread rollout of Jenner’s vaccine across
Europe and North America saw that smallpox was
almost completely eliminated by the first half of the
20th century. Efforts were intensified in 1966 to the rest
of the world and finally, by 1977, the last known case
was identified in Somalia. A disease that once caused
millions of deaths around the world simply does not
Measles vaccine was developed in 1963, and the illness
went from 400,000 cases in the United States each
year to 25,000 in 1970. In 2000, when international
distributions of measles vaccine were rolled out, the
numbers went from 600,000 cases in 2000 to 122,000
cases in 2012.
There is a concept called herd immunity. When there are
enough people vaccinated against a disease, even those
unable to get the vaccine are protected. You protect
others by protecting yourself. Smallpox is proof that
herd immunity works. Smallpox is the only disease that
has been eradicated so far, but it’s entirely possible to
eradicate all of the nearly 30 diseases that
have vaccinations, including Ebola.
In 1918, the pandemic flu that hit worldwide
affected even our rural neighborhood. It
infected an estimated 500 million people
worldwide and killed nearly 675,000 in the
According to Idaho Health and Welfare,
“Rural Idaho suffered terribly from the
1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The mortality
rate was nearly 50 percent in Paris, Idaho.
Quarantines had no real impact on the
spread of the disease. While influenza rates
lessened during the late fall, it was not until
the summer of 1919 that the disease began
to disappear from the state. In Idaho, out of
a reported Native American population of
4,208, there were 650 influenza cases and 75
deaths (case mortality of 11.5 percent).”
The flu vaccine was developed in 1938 by
Jonas Salk and Thomas Francis. It was first
given to the U.S. military forces to protect
the soldiers during World War II. With herd
immunity, we may avoid another pandemic.
Do more for your community
Vaccine-prevented diseases are making
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Many health-care facilities now make it
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The beginning of a new year is, for most of us, synonymous with a
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You’ve seen it happen year after year: January hits and gym memberships
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space. According to ACE Fitness, jumping rope can help improve your
coordination, as it requires you to keep a cadence as you move. Creating
intervals by alternating quicker cadences with slower cadences drives
your body to work hard to adjust, maximizing your effort and burn in
a shorter amount of time. This also encourages cognitive function as the
communication between your brain, wrists and leg muscles keeps your
entire body moving. A study by the Cooper Institute reported that 10
minutes of jumping rope can have the equivalent benefits of a 30-minute
jog, and who wouldn’t want to make that trade?
Suspension trainer/TRX bands - Suspension training is low impact,
highly adjustable and allows you to build strength while perfecting
posture simply by using your body weight. All you need is an anchor
point with the TRX Home System, and nothing works the core muscles
you didn’t know you had like this does. Using your body weight to balance
and stabilize against the anchor point engages your deep core muscles
every step of the way. You can plank, squat, lunge, row, even incorporate
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yoga sequences into your TRX training, taking each to the next level
as the support from the straps allows for increased intensity when you
simply change your body angle. Find new workout inspiration in the
TRX app, which releases new workouts regularly and is often included
for one year with your purchase of the bands.
Medicine Ball - Revive your athleticism and demonstrate your power
with the medicine ball. They can be thrown, caught and slammed,
allowing for the explosive movements that will get the heart pumping
and improve overall functional performance. Available in varying
weights and sizes, you’ll have plenty of options—choose a weight that
will undoubtedly make you notice the additional effort with each move
but won’t compromise your form. You can add the medicine ball into
almost any move, including cardio (hold and press it up in jumping
jacks), core work (weighted V-ups and Russian twists) and dynamic
strength (in a push-up, place one hand on the medicine ball as you push
and engage the core). Have fun with it and play an adult fitness version
of wall-ball or grab a partner for a strengthening game of catch. This lowimpact,
high-power tool is a must.
Dumbbells - It’s proven that strength training is the type of workout
that continues burning the most calories long after the workout ends,
due to the higher metabolism associated with increased muscle tone.
However, you don’t need the big machines at the gym to build and tone
muscle. Instead, invest in a pair of dumbbells. Dumbbells allow you to
strengthen every part of the body, keep the muscles guessing and push
past fitness plateaus with the hundreds of different exercises they make
possible. Because they allow for a wider range of motion, they provide a
deeper stretch to the muscle, more room for functional movement and
the ability to isolate more specific muscles to reach your unique goals.
Start with one pair that challenges you but allows you to work through
your desired rep range with good form, then work up in weight from
Sliders - Maybe you’ve never associated doing lunges with “gliding,” but
it’s also likely you’ve never considered incorporating sliders into your
fitness routine. These small discs add a whole new dimension to your
workout, increasing intensity by adding an element of instability that
instantly requires your core to work in sync with the rest of your body
and stay engaged the entire time. Place them under your feet or hands to
increase the work in body-weight moves like planks, mountain climbers
and lunges, taking them to the next level for plank jacks, moving pikes
and three-way side squats. You’ll immediately notice the extra pull in
hard-to-target areas like the lower abs. The discs are budget friendly,
compact and designed to work on both flooring and carpet, allowing
you plenty of room to glide your way into total-body toning.
Yoga mat - If you’ve ever practiced yoga regularly, you know it doesn’t
take long to notice the benefits. It’s a long list including enhanced
flexibility, relaxation, mental clarity, muscle tone and better posture.
Yoga rounds out a great fitness regimen as a form of moving meditation
that strengthens while relieving tight muscles and keeping your nervous
system (including that fight-or-flight mentality) in check. The term
yoga encompasses a wide variety of flows, from the more challenging
and strength-based Power Vinyasa, and there are classes available online
in formats from power yoga to simple stretching. To access online yoga
courses at any time, check out sites like Gaia or Glo that categorize
workouts by skill level, time limit, fitness goals and more. Having a yoga
mat around will provide support in other elements of your workout as
well, from TRX training to ground-based core work.
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If your 2020 goals are calling for you to skip the gym and take your
fitness into your own hands, start with these seven items. Get creative
and keep yourself motivated with the endless amounts of workouts you
can build with these seven essentials, all while staying within the space
of your own home.
FROM THE HOME TO THE GYM, STEP INTO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IN STYLE
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
The Northwest is the land of outdoor adventure, but when you
aren’t hitting the slopes or paddle-boarding the lake, there’s
plenty more to keep you active—whether it’s a morning
yoga session, CrossFit or the good old gym. Wellness has
increasingly become more of a lifestyle choice than a stand-alone event
in our day-to-day lives, and as working out becomes a central part of our
every day, so too do the clothes we do it in. Leggings aren’t just for the
trail or the studio anymore, and our trainers don’t come off the moment
we walk out the gym door.
According to Allied Market Research, the global activewear market is
experiencing an annual 6.5 percent growth rate and expected to reach
$547 million by 2024. Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Beyoncé and Khloé
Kardashian have created fitness fashion empires of their own and taken
to social media, promoting athletic wear as more of a statement piece
and less an outfit reserved only for the gym.
Whether you’re on the mountain, in the yoga studio or out running
errands this new year, here’s a quick trip down the 2020 runway of
workout fashion trends.
Athleisure and Multifunctional - Workout clothing no longer fits only
one specific need or occasion. Men and women alike are looking for
pieces you can wear on your morning workout and out to run errands
or meet friends for coffee. As lines between the workplace, home and
social spaces become increasingly blurred, activewear has to fit many
purposes—and look good doing it. The birth of athleisure—activewear
you can be athletic in and wear for leisure—has caused the explosion of
Expect this trend to continue into the new year, with new
design and tech innovation transforming the way we wear our
workout clothing. Bold colors, sleek design and eye-catching
details mean those leggings aren’t just meant for the studio—
they’re making their way into everyday activities, and even
occasionally an evening out.
Retro: Bold and Bright - Everything comes back around, and
workout fashion is no exception to the rule. Expect 2020 athletic
wear to run full force into the ‘90s trend that’s been spreading
across the fashion industry. We’re talking bright neon colors,
statement pieces like matching tracksuit ensembles and big
bold logos. Rebirth of brands like Reebok, Champion and Fila
are part of this flashback to the ‘90s, with original logos front
and center—a fashion statement on and off the track. Despite
the winter chill, midriff exposure continues to flaunt its face;
don’t expect those crop tops to go anywhere.
Sustainable - It may be a flashback to a previous decade
style-wise, but athletic wear is taking a forward-thinking
step when it comes to sustainability. Traditionally, activewear
incorporates a lot of nylon and spandex—materials that take
a lot of energy to produce and don’t break down easily in their
afterlife. Consumers are more aware of the products they
purchase and increasingly look for a company’s sustainability
practices—both in its material and waste use, and its approach
to fair wage and labor practices. Brands like Patagonia and
Athleta are responding in kind, offering new options for the
environmentally and socially conscious consumer. Eighty
percent of Patagonia’s snow collection is made with recycled
AS ATHLETIC FASHION GROWS
IN POPULARITY, COMPANIES
ARE TRENDING TOWARD A
MORE INCLUSIVE, EXTENSIVE
OFFERING THAT CATERS TO
ALL BODY TYPES.
fabrics; Athleta offers their “supersonic” leggings made of
recycled nylon fabric; and Adidas' Ultraboost shoe features
material made from recycled plastic found in beach and coastal
Animal Print - Don’t hide your wild side—if it’s spotted or
striped and looks like a wild animal, it’s runway approved.
Animal print, like zebra and leopard, is hot in the fashion world
this year, and athletic wear is living up to its hype as a wearanywhere
statement genre that keeps up with the times. Maybe,
just maybe, those zebra print leggings will help you run a little
Technologically Innovative - Pretty is as pretty does, but it
needs to function well too. Multifunctionality is key to workout
clothing these days, which means it needs to hold up as well
at the gym as it does on the couch and seamlessly bridge
the transition between performance and comfort. Athletic
brands have increased their tech performance immensely over
past years, and 2020 is all about innovation. Look for highperformance
fabrics that keep you cool (or warm) and have
sweat-wicking properties for comfort in and out of the gym.
Ultra-sculpt leggings help to define muscle, while no-seam
technology makes that transition from workout to hangout
(literally) seamless. Running and training shoes are sleek and
light—and pack more of a punch when it comes to comfort for
your feet. And of course, don’t forget the actual inclusion of
tech into your gear. Whether it’s hidden pockets for your phone
or built-in tracking, workout fashion is all about making your
life a little easier.
Body Positive - The activewear world is finally catching on that
fit comes in all shapes and sizes. As athletic fashion grows in
popularity, companies are trending toward a more inclusive,
extensive offering that caters to all body types. Established
brands like Nike are increasing their size offerings, while
smaller labels like Good American or Girlfriend Collective are
actively promoting fashion inclusivity and body positivity in
their activewear, ensuring everyone a good fit in their fitness
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Tips for the entire family
Our bodies and minds work best when they are fueled by healthy foods, but with the busyness
of everyday life, it can be difficult incorporating the right foods into our meals. We’ve compiled
some tips and tricks to help make 2020 a successful year filled with delicious and wholesome
meals and snacks—and make it easy for the entire family!
BY JILLAN CHANDLER
PLANNING & PREPPING
It’s easy to find oneself scrambling about when it comes to mealtime—
especially dinner. Pizza or takeout anyone? Instead of that drivethrough
window or reaching for your phone to call in your order, what
if you had all the prep work done for that next family meal? Allot one
day a week where you set aside time to plan out your meals for the
week, making a list, shopping for those items then prepping them all so
they’re ready to go when it comes time to cook. By doing this, dinner
will be a breeze, as all you have to do so pull everything you need, ready
to go, from the fridge straight to the stove or oven.
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It’s Sunday night, and you’re making a delicious lasagna for the
family to enjoy together. Why not make two, freezing one for
another night? Homemade always beats store-bought and allows
you to cater the meal precisely to your family’s taste. Incorporate
lean meats, vegetables like spinach, zucchini and bell peppers,
and anything else you desire! While you’re at it, plan on making a
homemade marina to layer and top it off with, storing the rest either
in freezer bags or by canning it. Now you not only have another
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instead select other fruits like bananas and oranges, which all make for
a great snack on the go. And don’t forget the veggies! Celery, carrots
and mini bell peppers are great choices. Raw nuts and trail mix are also
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A WINTER WONDERLAND
Make a trip to West Yellowstone this season
NO TRIP TO THE AREA IS COMPLETE
WITHOUT A TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE
NATIONAL PARK. ALWAYS STUNNING, IT
WILL BLOW YOU AWAY WITH ITS BEAUTY
DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.
By Marguerite Cleveland
When the winter snows blanket the town of West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park, the summer
crowds dissipate, making this the ideal time of year to visit. West Yellowstone makes the perfect base
for exploring all the area has to offer in the winter months and is the closest park entrance to the Old
Faithful Geyser. Surrounded by three National Forests, plenty of trout streams and lakes, it makes
getting back to nature easy. There is a surprising number of things to do from snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and
snowshoeing to winter fly fishing. The town of West Yellowstone is right outside the West Entrance to the park and,
although it is closed to cars in the winter, it is open for licensed tour operators for snowmobile and snowcoach tours.
Where to Stay
The Yellowstone Lodge has a great location for your base during your time in the area. It is only one block away from
popular attractions, restaurants and shopping, and just three blocks away from the West Entrance to Yellowstone
National Park. The hotel is one of the newer properties in West Yellowstone. It has decent sized modern rooms, and
there is even a family suite option if you need more space. Amenities on the property include an indoor heated pool
and hot tub. The included continental breakfast is substantial with a nice variety. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Where to Eat
Most restaurants in the area are heavy on the Western theme. Think hearty steaks, burgers and comfort food. While in
town make sure to try an elk or bison dish. Madison Crossing Lounge is in an old school. The first West Yellowstone
school was built in 1918 and now houses commercial businesses including the restaurant. This is a wonderful place to
dine. They work hard to source locally as much as possible to support the
local economy and offer a very well-rounded menu with nightly specials
and several elk and bison options; think delicious bison meatloaf or elk
tenderloin medallions with a blueberry-tarragon reduction.
The Slippery Otter Pub is a rowdy, casual pub with good service and tasty
food. Try a bison burger or jalapeno wontons with huckleberry sauce.
The Book Peddler is a coffee shop tucked in the back of a store. This is
where the locals grab coffee. The baked goods are house made, and the
blueberry scone is light and delicate, and pairs perfectly with a cup of
What to Do
No trip to the area is complete without a trip to Yellowstone National
Park. Always stunning, it will blow you away with its beauty during the
winter months. Mounds of snow contrast with steaming geysers, and
wildlife viewing is at its peak. If you are going to splurge on anything
during your trip, make it hiring Yellowstone Guide Amy Beegel, Easy
Tours Yellowstone, LLC to guide your snowmobile trip into the park.
Certified guides are required in the winter months, and Amy is a pro.
Super fun and so knowledgeable about the park, she will curate your
tour to fit the interests of your group. A great guide makes or breaks a
trip, so contact Amy first and she will help you arrange the snowmobile
rentals. Plan for a full-day adventure. Local outfitters also have snowsuits,
gloves and boots available for rent. Be aware when making any kind of
reservations that there is no cell phone service outside of town, so many
outfitters will get back to you in the evening after they have returned
from day tours.
You won’t be able to spot a bear in Yellowstone National Park in the winter
because they hibernate, but the bears that live at the Grizzly & Wolf
Discovery Center don’t hibernate. The center gives you the opportunity
to explore the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves as well as the new
River Otter Exhibit. Each exhibit has warm buildings so you can observe
the animals both inside and outside. The center has also acquired a
world-class exhibit BEARS once it completed its tour of the country. It
is interactive and explores the ways bears have captured our attention
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WHERE TO STAY
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convenience right around the corner
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WHERE TO EAT
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through myth, art, literature, history and
folklore. It is well worth a visit. The animals
that live at the center can no longer return
to the wild for a variety of reasons including
being orphaned, a nuisance animal or
suffered injuries. This is not a typical tourist
attraction but an education center, and you
will learn so much about the wildlife in the
area. Your ticket is good for two days, so
don’t be surprised if the kids ask to go back
The Yellowstone Giant Screen and Trading
Post makes a nice stop if the weather is not
cooperating. It opens in the afternoon for
shopping, and movies start at 3:30pm. The
Yellowstone Movie shows every day and
provides a good overview of the history of
Yellowstone National Park. A current movie
is also shown each day. Check with the
theater for current listings and times.
You’ll want to schedule in time to explore West Yellowstone by foot. It is
a cute walkable town with a “Wild West” feel about it.
If you want a special adventure, head out to Big Sky for a dogsled
adventure with Spirit of the North. Unlike many companies, with Spirit
of the North you will receive hands-on instruction and have the thrill of
driving a sled dog team. If you’ve never been around an Alaskan huskies
dog team, you are in for a treat. The dogs are high energy and love to run.
They are friendly and enjoy receiving lots of petting. The trips take place
1 mile about the Mountain Village at the ski resort in what is known
as Moonlight Basin. You’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery along the trail
including views of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks.
Located around 30 miles outside of West Yellowstone, the historic 320
Guest Ranch offers evening sleigh rides. This magical ride takes you
along the Gallatin River on a sleigh pulled by draft horses. On a clear
night, being so far out of town, the stars are so bright in the night sky. The
sleigh ride takes you to Mountain Man Campsite where you will enjoy
wild game chili, a variety of snacks and hot beverages, with the option
of adult beverages. Listen to ranch stories by the bonfire before heading
back. The trip lasts about an hour. You can also arrange for a private
West Yellowstone is truly special during the wintertime. When planning
for your trip, prepare for extreme weather and pack layers and warm
clothing. Before heading out each day, check the weather forecast so you
don’t get caught in an unexpected storm. For more information, visit
DestinationYellowstone.com and YellowstoneDestination.com.
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Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Brian Treat
350 calories (average)
24 grams of protein
High in micronutrients
¼ cup fresh organic blueberries
2-3 fresh organic strawberries
¼ cup Zola Acai Purée
¼ cup water
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
2 scoops of berry-flavored protein powder
• Pour blueberries into a 16-ounce cup, then add two to
three strawberries. Fill the cup to the top with ice. Pour
• Add Zola Acai Purée and water to blender.
• Add vanilla protein powder and berry-flavored
• Blend on low speed, increasing speed as mixture
allows. Blend for approximately 2 minutes.
• Pour into a bowl of your choice, add desired toppings
and serve. Suggested toppings include sliced banana,
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pizzas, using only the freshest ingredients around.
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Serving Bonners Ferry customers the best in Asian-fusion
cuisine, you'll find their dishes prepared with only the freshest
ingredients! From Yakisoba with choice chicken, beef sirloin,
shrimp or vegetables, pho made daily using roasted bones and
homemade stock to a variety of teriyaki rice bowls and more,
guests will find a delicious variety of choices. Take out/limited
dine in Monday through Friday, 11am to 7pm.
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SERVING ASIAN FUSION
At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful
service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff
treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and
customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and
more, they’re open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30am to 8pm
and Sunday 6am to 2pm.
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FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT
6425 South Main Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
At Feist Creek Restaurant the delicious smells and warm
atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and
dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime
rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,
homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.
Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own
private waterfall make this a destination spot to remember.
Their summer hours are Wednesday - Monday noon - 9pm.
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BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND
At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,
friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find hearty
and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty
coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup
window for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a
must for locals and visitors alike!
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Pho Soup, made daily using roasted
bones and homemade stock,
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IT'S TIME TO
HOW MANY OF US SET OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS BY WRITING
THEM ON A PIECE OF PAPER or tucking them away safely in our mind,
only to discover around November 15 that we lost the paper under
a stack of other papers or buried the list under hundreds of other
thoughts in our mind?
Want a better solution this coming year so that you can have better
Creating a vision board is the best way to set your goals clearly with
intentionality, then keep them visible throughout the year. Alison
Henslee, owner of the Creative Soul Collective, leads vision board
workshops locally and is a firm believer in their usefulness and
“I’ve seen amazing things come to people and incredible goals
reached from creating personal vision boards,” Alison shares. “One
client from last year told me that she’d achieved all but one of her
2019 goals on her board, and I had a goal for 2020 met three days after
I created my board in November!”
Three Vision Board Workshops set for this month!
The process is fun and easy. Clients gather at her workshops to plan for
their future while browsing through magazines for photos that have
significance or represent their goals. Alison provides food, drink and
motivational content while they work, and she encourages people to
think of their board not only as a way to track goals but also as art
forms, encouraging the use of colors, textures and patterns for more
To utilize that appeal and keep her goals in view, Alison frames her
boards. She buys plain black picture frames at the dollar store and
remove the glass, and then hangs them throughout her home.
Alison will be hosting 2020 vision board workshops at her home
on Sunday, January 5 (1pm) and January 12 (10am), with a third
workshop, date still to be determined, at Under the Sun. She's also
happy to do private or corporate visioning sessions.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact her at 208.610.8806.
Follow the Creative Soul Collective on Facebook and Instagram for the
latest on all her upcoming workshops and painting classes.
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 11, as the Sandpoint
Cornhole League will be conducting a Double Elimination Cornhole
Tournament. Held at the National Guard Armory, proceeds will
benefit the Boundary Community Hospital 3D Mammogram Fund.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three in each division. Preregistration
is $50 for competitive two-person teams and $40 for
social two-person teams. Food and beverages, beer and wine will
be supplied by Two Tones Café, who will donate a portion of their
revenues to the cause. Email Dennis at email@example.com to
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Cultivate your self-care and mindful decision-making tools during
stressful times! "Healthy Farms" is the theme for the eighth annual
Women in Agriculture Conference, which takes place Saturday,
January 25, 8am to 3pm, at UI Extension, Boundary County.
Experience an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning
and networking with other women farmers. In addition, there will
be a speaker who will teach you how to use mindfulness to change
your brain for the good! Registration to attend the conference is $35
per person. To reserve your spot and for additional information and
online registration details, call 208.267.3235.
WEST MY FRIEND
7 to 9pm | The Pearl Theater
Call 208.610.2846 or visit ThePearlTheater.org
Back by popular demand, three-piece Cascadian folk outfit West My
Friend returns to The Pearl Theater on Saturday, February 1, with
their sonically adventurous acoustic music. The show kicks off at
7pm. The band, who has been performing together for more than
a decade, features Eden Oliver on guitar and vocals, Alex Rempel
on mandolin and vocals, and Jeff Poynter on accordion and vocal.
Tickets ($15 in advance, $18 at the door and $5 for students) can
be purchased at Bonners Books and Mountain Mike’s, and online at
ThePearlTheater.org. For additional information, call The Pearl at
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Alisa Callos (In Memory of “Nana”)
Auburn Crest Hospice
Bonners Ferry Veterinary Clinic
Boundary Abstract Company
Boundary Community Hospital
Board of Trustees
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
Craig and Donna Johnson
Edward Jones Investments
Elk Mountain Farms
Frederickson’s BF Garbage
Gardiner Prime Angus
Geri Garten (In Honor of Becky Garten)
Idaho Forest Group
In Memory of David Hood
In Memory of Gene Ehrmantrout
In Memory of Hospice Nurse Jan Sample
Y Thank You 2019 Sponsors/Donors Y
In Memory of Lori Liverance
J.B.’s Tire & Automotive
Janice Claridge & Rick Lozoya
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Medicine Man Pharmacy
Michael & Phyllis Karnes
Michael & Polly Melendez
In Memory of Brendan
Mountain West Bank
Oriental Gardens Restaurant
The Pearl Theater | 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry, ID
Riverside Auto Center
Robert Yost, MD
Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry
Shellye D. Lindsay (Veryl Lindsay Fund)
Super 1 Foods
Yellowstone Insurance Exchange
THE PEARL THEATER PRESENTS
Back by popular demand with their sonically adventurous acoustic music!
February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OPEN MIC | Thursday, January 2 at 7pm
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN COMMUNITY THEATER PRODUCTION AUDITIONS
Friday, January 3 at 6-8pm | Saturday, January 4 at 10am-12pm
PERFORMER’S CIRCLE | Thursday, January 30 at 7pm
Kootenai River Inn
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
February 8, 2020
Gala Dinner and Auction to Benefit
Boundary Community Hospital
Event Tickets Y $75 Each
Seating is limited.
To check ticket availability call: (208) 267-6912
Fry Healthcare Foundation
6640 Kaniksu Street Y Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Fry Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c) (3)
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