January 2020 Coeur d'Alene Living Local
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Cheers to a New Year!
Over the course of 2019, we lived,
laughed and loved. There may have
been struggles we overcame and
reasons for celebration.
2020 has arrived. A time of renewal, a new
year marks a new start. Starting January 1,
anything you hope to accomplish and aspire
is in your grasp. You just need to believe it
and do all in your power to manifest your
goals for the year. It is up to you to make
your life the one you want.
In our first issue of 2020, you’ll be inspired
with articles on health, fitness trends for
workout fashion, those at-home workout
essentials to help take your fitness into your
own hands on your own schedule and much
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where automotive history abounds.
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travel story, where winter activities and
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month’s issue, you’ll once again be treated
to many of the local businesses who make
our community so special. As the new year
has arrived, make a point to revisit those old
favorites and stop in those you might not
have visited before. You’re sure to find some
truly unique businesses with caring owners
who are proud to be part of this community.
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As winter is in full swing, some opt for
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LIFE & COMMUNITY
An Elegant Evening of Fundraising: Raise
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A Passion to Serve Those in Need: Priest
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Rooms With New Views: Museum finds
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A Night to Shine: Prom night to honor
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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE REMODELING
BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS
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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
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educate yourself on the process
the winter, it can be hard to live without the ease and comforts of your
kitchen. Working with experienced contractors and sub-contractors and
having your decisions made ahead of time are key to keeping your sanity
throughout the process.
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 time-consuming. 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
minimal 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 installer’s!
In next month’s article, we will continue the list of projects, so stay tuned
and have a happy new year!
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Time for Some New Year’s Financial Resolutions
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Have you thought about your New Year’s
resolutions for 2020? When many
of us make these promises, we focus
on ways we can improve some form of our
health. We vow to get more physically healthy
by going to the gym, or we promise to improve
our mental health by learning a new language
or instrument. But it’s also important to think
about our financial health—so it’s a good idea
to develop some appropriate resolutions for
this area too.
What kinds of financial resolutions might you
make? Here are a few suggestions:
• Increase your retirement plan contributions.
One of the best financial moves you can make
is to take full advantage of your 401(k) or
similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. If
you contribute pre-tax dollars to your plan, the
more you put in, the lower your taxable income
will be for the year, and your earnings can grow
on a tax-deferred basis. So, if your salary goes
up in 2020, increase the amount you put into
your plan. Most people don’t come close to
reaching the annual contribution limit, which,
in 2019, was $19,000, or $25,000 for those 50 or
older. You might not reach these levels either,
but it’s certainly worthwhile to invest as much
as you can possibly afford.
• Use “found” money wisely. During the course
of the next year, you may well receive some
money outside your normal paychecks, such as
a bonus or a tax refund. It can be tempting to
spend this money, but you may help yourself in
the long run by investing it. You could use it to
help fund your IRA for the year or to fill a gap
in another investment account.
• Don’t overreact to market downturns.
You’ve probably heard stories about people
who lamented not getting in “on the ground
floor” of what is now a mega-company. But
a far more common investment mistake is
overreacting to temporary market downturns
by selling investments at the wrong time (when
their prices are down) and staying out of the
market until things calm down (and possibly
missing the next rally). The financial markets
always fluctuate, but if you can resolve to stay
invested and follow a consistent, long-term
strategy, you can avoid making some costly
• Be financially prepared for the unexpected.
Even if you’re diligent about saving and
investing for your long-term goals, you can
encounter obstacles along the way. And one
of these roadblocks could come in the form of
large, unexpected expenses, such as the sudden
need for a new car or some costly medical bills.
If you aren’t prepared for these costs, you might
have to dip into your long-term investments to
pay for them. To prevent this from happening,
you may want to keep sufficient cash, or cash
equivalents, in your investment accounts.
Or you might want to maintain a completely
separate account as an emergency fund, with
the money kept in low-risk, liquid vehicles. If
possible, try to maintain at least six months’
worth of living expenses in this account.
It will take some effort, but following these
resolutions could help you move closer to your
financial goals in 2020—and beyond.
Kevin R Callos, AAMS ®
Financial Advisor 83805
6600 W. Commerical Park Ave., Ste. E
Rathdrum, ID 83858
TEACHER OF THE MONTH
By Abigail Thorpe
Photo By Shay Mejie, 15th Street Photo
Kelley Martin spends her mornings
teaching first and second grade
readers and leading a team of reading
paraprofessionals. In the afternoons, she’s
surrounded by her class of twenty-five 5-
and 6-year-olds; singing, reading, counting,
playing and problem-solving.
She’s been a teacher for almost 20 years, and
in that time she’s learned
that relationships are key
to making memorable
experiences and a
positive impact on her
students’ lives. “I’ve
never had a student say, ‘I
love the way you helped
me conjugate verbs!’ or
‘The “Days of the Week”
song changed my life.’
What I have heard from
students is, ‘Mrs. Martin,
you make my day, every
day,’ and ‘I like it when
you make us laugh,’”
says Martin. “Learning
about verbs, the days of
the week, multiplication
facts and the water cycle
are all important things;
but none of those things
matter until my students
know they matter to me.”
Martin’s passion for being a positive influence
in her students’ lives goes back to her third
grade teacher, Mrs. Parrot, who knew how
important relationships are. It’s because of her
that Martin became a teacher. “Mrs. Parrot
was the first to open my eyes to the power
of a teacher’s influence,” reflects Martin.
She channels that same energy and purpose
she learned from Mrs. Parrot into her own
classroom today, making it more than just
“schoolwork” for her students.
Ask any teacher what they find most rewarding
about their work, and they will almost all say,
“I teach for the ‘Aha!’ moment,” says Martin.
“There’s a moment when a student looks at
you with a face filled
with joy and surprise
and says, ‘I get it now!’
That moment is what
fills a teacher’s bucket.”
But for Martin, it’s more
than just this “Aha!”
moment. Her most
teaching are when a
student takes a risk and
finds the courage to
try something new—
it’s these moments
that fuel her passion
for teaching. “Being a
witness to a student’s
first courageous steps
into something new and
unfamiliar is thrilling,
and I’m honored to be
part of that journey,”
HER MOST FULFILLING
TEACHING ARE WHEN
A STUDENT TAKES A
RISK AND FINDS THE
COURAGE TO TRY
THESE MOMENTS THAT
FUEL HER PASSION FOR
Reading Specialist and
Dalton Elementary School
Martin has spent
every day of her teaching career helping her
students gain the skills and courage to take
the next steps in their lives, but if she had one
life lesson she could leave them with, it’s this:
“Be generous to everyone, in every way, every
chance you get. You’ll never regret it.”
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Why trusts can be a more efficient
way to administer your estate
By Ryan Crandall, J.D.,
Crandall Law Group
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Living trust. It’s a term you’ve probably
heard before. But what exactly is it, and
what’s its function in an estate plan?
Don’t know? Rest assured, even those who have
living trusts often find them difficult to explain.
To understand how living trusts work, it helps
to understand why estate planners use them.
One of the primary purposes of a living trust
is to avoid court supervision of your estate at
death or incapacity. If
you have a will or die
intestate (without a will),
it means your estate
will likely go through
the legal process known
as probate. Probate is
time consuming and
expensive. It is also open
to the public and can
take control away from
your family. These same
concerns arise if you
become incapacitated, in which case your loved
ones will need to institute conservatorship
proceedings in order to manage your property.
Living trusts can save your loved ones the
expense and hassle of going to court.
So how do they work? It can help to think of a
living trust like a bucket that holds all of your
stuff: your house, cars, investments, savings,
etc. On the outside of the bucket you write
your instructions—what you want to happen
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with your property when you die or become
incapacitated. As long as you’re healthy,
you hold the bucket. You can change your
instructions and do anything you want with the
property. It’s still yours. At death or incapacity,
the bucket gets passed on to a successor trustee
(often a spouse or family member) whose job
it is to carry out your instructions. Because
you’ve taken the time to put your property in
the bucket (the living trust) and write down
your instructions (the
trust documents), that
person will not need the
court’s permission to
carry out your wishes.
You’ve already provided
the authority and the
legal mechanism for
For decades, living trusts
have been the backbone
of most estate plans. Not
only do they save time and money, they provide
more flexibility than a will and can be used to
reduce taxes and protect your loved ones from
creditors and predators.
Crandall Law Group is a boutique estate
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trusts and other estate planning tools, schedule
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AN ELEGANT EVENING OF FUNDRAISING
Raise your paddle for Hospice
By Jillian Chandler
It’s an opportunity that comes once a year
but continues to make a lasting impact to
many in our local community. The annual
Hospice Wine Taste is an incredible blacktie
evening filled with full glasses and giving
hearts, and this year’s tasting event and auction
marks its 35th year raising the crucial funds
needed in order for Hospice of North Idaho to
continue its mission of providing exceptional
hospice care to those in our community.
This year’s event is fast approaching! Saturday,
February 1, the 2020 Hospice Wine Taste will
offer an unforgettable evening downtown
at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Held 5 to 9pm,
attendees will be treated to a fundraising
experience unlike any other as they gather
with like-minded members of the community
who strive to make a difference in the lives of
others—supporting hospice care for all.
As you mingle among friends and new
acquaintances, you will have the opportunity
to enjoy tastings from hundreds of fine wines,
sample dozens of gourmet appetizers from the
area’s premier chefs, and most importantly,
MEMBERS OF THE
WHO STRIVE TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN THE LIVES OF
CARE FOR ALL.
raise your paddle during the live auction.
Through your generous support, you are
helping Hospice of North Idaho to ensure
that expert hospice care is available to those
If you’re looking to get away on a luxury trip
for two, be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for
your chance to win a $4,995 travel voucher
for eight days on the Aegean Sea including
Italy and Greece. Raffle tickets are on sale
now, with only 500 tickets available. Raffle
tickets are $50 each and can be purchased
through HospiceWineTaste.org until 4:30pm
on January 31. Any remaining tickets will
only be available for purchase during Hospice
Wine Taste. The winner will be drawn and
announced during the event, though they do
not need to be present to win.
Tickets for this year’s Hospice Wine Taste
are $125 per person and can be purchased
online at HospiceWineTaste.org. Help make
a difference for a hospice patient in the
community by attending the 2020 Hospice
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A Passion to Serve Those in Need
PRIEST RIVER MINISTRIES CONTINUES ITS LOVING MISSION
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
WOMEN IS HELPING
TO SAVE LIVES AND
AID IN A BRIGHTER,
SAFER FUTURE FOR
WOMEN AND THEIR
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
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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,” declares Rhonda.
“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
and beds to walkers), and more. And people come in for those things on
almost a daily basis, according to Rhonda. For those who are unaware,
Lydia’s is open to the general public as well.
Over the years Priest Rivers Ministries has grown and expanded. Today
they have three shelters—Ruth’s House, Esther’s House and Rebekah’s
Room, which offers long-term shelter for those who need a place to stay
longer than just an emergency situation. In addition, they have office
locations in Priest River, Sandpoint and Spirit Lake, along with clothing
“closets” that are open to the general public and free of charge.
“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 supply room.
“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
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 208.448.2800.
“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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It was 37 years ago when Peak Health & Wellness Center opened its
doors to the Coeur d’Alene community. Locally owned and operated
since day one, Peak offers abundant amenities combined with a
professional and friendly staff. With the success of the first location
and the desire to help more people, the Coeur d’Alene location was joined
by Hayden, which opened in 1998, and Post Falls, opened in 2000.
With three convenient locations close to home and work, Peak makes it
easy to make your health, wellness and fitness a priority in today’s busy
world. As the new year is upon us, what better time than now to seek the
active lifestyle you’ve been looking for? Or tackle that next fitness goal?
“Anyone who is starting a new healthy lifestyle, looking to change up
their fitness routine, or even just try Peak for the first time, walks through
our doors and sees that we are a non-threatening, friendly gym,” affirms
Lindsay Cantrell, Peak Coeur d’Alene general manager. “We know that it
takes a lot more strength for people to walk in our clubs and try something
new. Every single one of our personal trainers is ready to help people of all
ages, all shapes, all sizes. The most important thing we are offering at Peak
is a welcoming atmosphere. That face-to-face, non-judgmental support is
the first thing our members need in order to succeed.”
At all three locations, they strive to continuously update all of their
facilities with the current fitness trends. Peak is always progressing,
anticipating its clients’ needs and staying ahead of the curve. “We pride
ourselves on providing state-of-the-art studio space boutiques within
one organization, all at an effective price point,” says Gary Retter, Peak
Peak’s innovative and extensive membership gives a convenience that’s
simply unprecedented in this area. “One of the biggest discouragements
for people looking to start or continue a fitness program is a lack of
convenience,” states Lindsay. “If it’s not convenient, you’re not going
to workout properly. If it’s a struggle to go, you won’t want to go. If it’s
inconvenient, it’s hard to stay motivated.”
At Peak Health & Wellness, you can go to cycling class, or you can join
a yoga class or a Pilates reformer class. You can work on your cardio or
lift weights. Offering indoor racquet facilities including four pickleball
courts, four tennis courts and five racquetball courts, Peak offers
something truly unique. In addition, they offer specialized group training
with their MUV Tribe Group Personal Training Studios located at all
three facilities. With Peak’s full-service facilities, it’s all encompassing.
Peak prides itself on its reputation as North Idaho’s leader in exercise
When it comes to what the staff finds most rewarding about the work
they do at Peak, they all agree that being able to participate in, watch and
enjoy the successes of their members as they pursue healthy lifestyles is
While fast approaching four decades in business, they attribute Peak’s
success to being a locally owned and operated facility paired with their
loyal members and a growing community.
An important aspect to the business since the beginning, Peak has
been actively involved in community events since 1983 with various
charities including: Toys 4 Tots, Community Action Partnership Food
Banks, Peak’s Annual Health Fair (six years running), Kootenai County
Police & Fire Foundation, Peak Health Club Community Fundraisers
for local schools and sports teams, Kootenai Humane Society, Ironman
Aid Station, Boys & Girls Club, and various county-wide fun runs, 5ks,
triathlons and more.
In 37 years, Peak has helped raise more than $ 298,000 for these charities
and community events.
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fitness. Let Peak and its experienced staff help guide you. To view all the
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MUSEUM FINDS NEW HOME, BUT THERE
IS MUCH TO BE DONE
BY DAN THOMPSON
PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO
The offices and hallways behind the
exhibit hall at the Museum of North
Idaho are a crowded network. Boxes
line the floors. Clear workspace is at a premium.
Rarely can two people stand shoulder-toshoulder
in the same area.
“Right here I filled this box because I don’t have
shelves to put them on,” said Dorothy Dahlgren,
the museum’s director, referring to a collection
of unfiled photos. “The table has to be up against
the shelves there because it’s so small in here.”
The museum’s paid staff of four and its
50-member crew of volunteers compete for
space because as history passes, the museum’s
collection of photos, artifacts, maps, directories
and other memorabilia only grows. And it is
certain that the museum, which is open only
by appointment during the five-month offseason,
has outgrown its current on-site space,
estimated at 4,371 square feet.
But Dahlgren, who has been with the museum
since 1982, has her eye on a move.
Last fall, the museum received a rather large
donation: It was given a house. And after it was
physically moved across Coeur d’Alene in mid-
November, the J.C. White house will undergo
renovations over the next few years at its new
site at the base of Tubbs Hill.
Standing inside it a few weeks later, before
giving a tour of the current museum back
rooms, Dahlgren walked around the house that
will, she expects, be occupied by museum staff
by the end of 2020.
“I think we’re gonna do all right here,” Dahlgren
said. “It’s just so exciting.”
The house dates back to 1903, when J.C. White,
manager of Red Collar Line steamboats, built it
at 805 Sherman Avenue. He owned it until 1924,
and soon after, Philip McManamin’s family
became the long-term owners. It eventually
became an event venue in the 1990s, when it
The plan is for the house, currently about 5,800
square feet, to undergo further renovations at
its new site and to ultimately be the centerpiece
of a much larger space for the museum, which
would expand to more than 16,000 square feet,
divided into exhibit, office, storage, library and
“They opened it when they made it an event
center in the ’90s, and that’s perfect for us, to
have this openness and the views all the way
around,” said Mike Dixon, museum board
“This would make a beautiful library,” Dixon
said, standing in one area of the house. “We’re
rethinking the whole concept, trying to get this
The board is currently raising money for the
early phases of the renovation project, which
includes the move and the cost of refurbishing
the home, said Board Vice President Julie Gibbs.
The museum is required to have a certificate of
occupancy by the end of 2020, so Gibbs said the
plan is to use the house on a limited basis before
completing the entirety of the project over the
next few years. They have not settled on an exact
date for when the museum would officially
migrate to the new house.
But the house is in place, which was in itself a
considerable achievement that saved money
and materials: Demolishing the house and
rebuilding on this new site would have been
much more expensive, said Rob Johnson, who
oversaw the move.
“My biggest challenge is over,” he said. “Now
it’s just keep chugging along and keep people
excited about it and keep the fundraising going.”
The house survived the move almost entirely
unscathed, Johnson said, noting a few cracks in
the ceiling of the uppermost room. The front
door can’t be accessed without a ladder, but
once inside, the allure of the home is obvious:
multiple spaces, open staircases, large windows
and original wood floors.
“Let them tell the story of the history,” Johnson
said of the floors. “We can patch in some boards
and it’ll be a great floor.”
Currently the museum sits along Northwest
Boulevard, adjacent to City Park and northwest
of the Coeur d’Alene Resort. During the summer,
parking can be a challenge, Dahlgren said, and
plans for later phases of the project include a
dedicated parking lot behind the White house.
Jocelyn Whitfield-Babcock, the museum’s
development director, said that while the
current location is easy to spot when driving
by, the new location will make more sense as a
destination—and it will have great views too.
“The (museum) is on Northwest Boulevard,
and so many people are driving by and seeing
us, but what we’re making this into is, instead of
making this an afterthought … it’s a destination,”
Whitfield-Babcock said. “They’re getting in the
car and they’re coming here, and it’s part of the
And, she said, the museum is certainly visible,
being so close to McEuen Park, the library,
The board is currently
raising money for the early
phases of the renovation
project, which includes
the move and the cost of
refurbishing the home.
PHOTO BY DAN THOMPSON
PHOTO BY DAN THOMPSON
Tubbs Hill and the Centennial Trail. Just standing in the parking lot for 20
minutes, she said she saw 10 to 12 people drive by just looking at the house.
The idea that a historic building will soon house a museum dedicated
to history was not lost on Robert Singletary, the museum’s program and
marketing director, who, as part of his job, hosts walking tours of Coeur
“The idea of preservation is growing in this community,” he said. “There
was an emphasis at the city, for a time, to develop, but I think you can have
both: that balance between preservation and development. … Preservation
in the long run means economic development.”
Gibbs and Dixon highlighted the partnerships that made the move possible
and that have enabled them to dream big in modernizing the museum. The
City of Coeur d’Alene, the Tubbs Hill Foundation, Ignite CDA and others,
including Mark Launder, who donated the house, have been enthusiastic
in supporting the project and helping to make it happen, they said.
Still, though, the museum hums along. Back at the current museum,
Dahlgren and volunteers will keep busy throughout the offseason before
the museum re-opens as usual for its regular hours in April. The museum’s
50 volunteers log about 2,000 hours annually, Dahlgren said, updating
archives, staffing the gift shop, sending out quarterly mailings and assisting
people who wish to come in an access the archives, which anyone, she said,
is welcome to do year-round.
The museum also has a 4,000-square-foot off-site storage facility with
more exhibit materials; a space it will continue to operate after the move.
But as it is now, the hallways are crowded, and Dahlgren is ready to have
spaces where people can come and look through old maps, directories and
other original documents with open tables dedicated to that purpose.
“Our programming is exceeding our ability to handle it with the current
staff,” she said, referring to the walking tours, school visits, archivers and
researchers who visit. “With the new building we would be able to have
more of a presence, and our services could be more accessible to people.”
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Lake City High School
When senior Seth Hanson started
competing in high school sports,
he wasn’t the biggest kid on the
floor. From very early on he told himself that
being shorter than most wouldn’t hold him
back from achieving his goals. “Although I
could not control my height, I continued to
work hard to continue to improve and, now
that I am older, my size and strength have
increased, allowing me to be the player I
know I can be,” he said.
Seth has participated in baseball, track
and field, and basketball, the latter being
his favorite of the three. While initially he
wanted to continue his baseball career, his
junior year he crossed over his basketball
leaping ability to the long jump and triple
jump events, earning a varsity letter in track
and field in his first season.
Seth’s been on the varsity basketball team
since his sophomore season and says
his coaches taught him that hard work,
dedication and persistence will always pay
off in the long run. “Coach Winger always
says to “Stay on the ship,” which means don’t
give up no matter what, even when things get
difficult,” said Seth.
For Seth, having healthy competition in
practice and playing against top talent in
the state has brought great challenges and
successes as he competes in his final season.
“The thing I enjoy the most about playing
basketball is being able to compete at a high
level with my teammates and having fun
while being successful,” he said.
Seth carries a 3.7 GPA and has maintained his
Honor Roll status throughout the entirety of
high school. He’s been accepted to Montana
State, Lewis and Clark State, and Montana
Western and will likely make the decision
on where to earn his degree at one of these
Seth envisions basketball being a major part
of his post high school life. “I would like to
study sports administration in hope of one
day being able to coach basketball at the high
school and/or college level,” Seth explained.
“Playing different sports while growing up,
I realized my love of basketball was greatest
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Playing multiple sports has taught Coeur
d’Alene High School senior Hunter
Schueller that there will always be
triumphs and tribulations in life. Hunter holds
a long list of academic and athletic accolades
that include North Idaho top scholar, North
Idaho College’s Dean’s List (he is currently
dual enrolled), multiple athletic letters and
trips to the state tournament in both football
and wrestling. However, it was an unexpected
outcome his junior year that helped him see
life a bit differently.
Going into the state wrestling tournament
ranked No. 3 in his weight class and having
placed the previous two years, Hunter was
expecting another medal, however, that
didn’t happen. “I did not wrestle to my full
capabilities in that tournament due to placing
too much pressure on myself to place high in
that tournament,” he recalled. Instead of letting
that moment define him, Hunter re-centered,
worked harder in the offseason and took a new
mental approach for his senior season. “I am
also learning to trust my training so I can relax
and have more confidence before matches,” he
Another life lesson that has stuck with Hunter
is from his wrestling coach Tony Hook,
who told his team to “be comfortable in the
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of themselves, and I think this quote shows
people how to achieve this. It is not always
going to be easy, but if you can just push
yourself a little bit more each day, even if you
don’t think you can, you will be able to achieve
things you didn’t think you would be able to,”
The 4.0 student will soon face the decision on
whether to become a Beaver or a Cougar, as
he’s been accepted to both Washington State
and Oregon State universities. While he is
currently not looking to pursue Division I
athletics, Hunter does want to keep sports as a
major part of his life moving forward.
He’s collected shoes for much of his life and
enjoys sketching out new designs. He has
hopes to continue to do so for a major apparel
label. “I really enjoy customizing apparel, and
as someone who believes in enjoying what
they do, I want to go down a path that I know
I will have fun in,” he said.
When reflecting on his high school athletic
career, Hunter said he is thankful that he was
able to challenge himself against the highest
competition in the state and learn about
adversity, enjoying the grind, teamwork, and
pushing his own limits. “This can translate to
life,” Hunter said, “as there are many work- and
life-related situations where working together
is the only way to get something done.”
“I am also learning to trust my training so I can relax and have more confidence
A NIGHT TO SHINE
PROM NIGHT TO HONOR COEUR D’ALENE’S
SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY
BY TAYLOR SHILLAM
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CAUSE CHURCH, COEUR D’ALENE
For one special night in February, people in cities across the world
will simultaneously celebrate an opportunity for guests of all
abilities to have a dazzling prom night experience.
Night to Shine, an annual event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation,
is a chance to come together to support, recognize and honor the special
needs community. The foundation is committed to bringing faith, hope
and love to those needing a brighter day, inspired by Tebow’s experiences
on international mission trips. The foundation created the event to
celebrate individuals with special needs.
This year’s Night to Shine will take place on February 9 and will be hosted
locally at the Cause Church in Coeur d’Alene.
The “shine” factor of the evening will extend to all participants. The
prom event is known for being a thoughtfully well-rounded, high-quality
experience provided to not only the honored guests but the family
members and caretakers accompanying them, the event volunteers and
the hosting church. It will truly be a night to remember for the entire
community; a chance for people to come together in support of an
Thousands of people across the world have already committed to
making their contribution to this year’s Night to Shine, an event that has
continued to steadily gain momentum and participation since it began
In that first year, Night to Shine events were held in 44 churches across 26
states and three countries. More than 15,000 volunteers came together to
honor a total of 7,000 guests that year.
The prom night event has since grown to reach more than 650 churches,
from 35 different denominations, in all 50 U.S. states and a total of 24
total countries. Four years later, the most recent Night to Shine event
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saw a total of 200,000 volunteers come together to serve more than
100,000 guests in 655 churches. The impact of Night to Shine can truly
be felt all over the world.
The heartfelt impact will certainly be present locally, with the Cause
Church hosting the event for a second year this February. As a Christian
church, their “cause” is to see people far from God come into saving,
healing and transforming relationship with Jesus.
Located on 1010 East Sherman Avenue, the Cause Church shares
what they do in this simple statement: know God, find freedom,
discover purpose and make a difference. The church moved into its
current location in November of 2017. It’s a welcoming space that will
comfortably hold its maximum of 120 honored guests and 100 volunteers
on the night of the event.
In a tour of the Cause, pastor Jeff Cope emphasized the high standard
of excellence that comes with hosting an event like Night to Shine. He
was noticeably honored to play a key role in producing such a large-scale
event celebrating the local special needs community.
“It’s a call to action,” he said, reflecting on the preparation and care that
is required to host Night to Shine.
Cope considers every factor. From effectively utilizing the space,
decorating to create an experience, coordinating a large group of
volunteers, reaching out to community partners, providing quality food,
and every fine detail that makes the event inclusive and memorable for
each person in attendance, he is dedicated to providing a night that is
deeply special. “We want nothing less than a five-star experience.”
Night to Shine guests are guaranteed to have nothing short of the prom
of their dreams, with every detail the Cause and its community partners
have in store.
Upon their arrival to the event, guests will walk the red carpet along the
church’s long main hallway. Professional photographers and cheering
fans will line the red carpet, ready to capture every moment. Each
guest will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken against
backdrops resembling magazine covers or take their own pictures to be
printed instantly with the provided Polaroid cameras. Guests will have
two main rooms available for them to enjoy the night. Dancing and
dining will take place in front of the church’s main stage, where guests
will enjoy a catered meal served on tables with linens provided by the
Coeur d’Alene Resort. The nave of the church provides an excellent
space for guests to put on their dancing shoes and let loose.
A break from the dance floor will be provided in the game room, where
guests can relax, engage in board games and let their inner rock stars
shine with karaoke, a reported favorite activity of the night last year.
Throughout the entire event, a local limousine company will provide
rides through Downtown Coeur d’Alene on a rotating schedule,
providing a first-class transportation experience reminiscent of a classic
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prom night. To cap off a night of lasting memories, every single one of
the honored guests will be crowned king or queen of the prom.
While the honored guests enjoy dancing, limousine rides and games,
their accompanying caretakers, relatives and community members will
have their own opportunities to relax, shine and feel appreciated.
A room at the Cause will be dedicated to their pampering for the night,
including hair and beauty services provided by local business owners.
Massage therapists will also be in attendance to provide stress-relieving
head and neck massages.
Night to Shine, an event all about inclusivity, joy and celebrating life,
will honor guests aged 14 and older. With all the care, thought and love
that its hosts are so clearly pouring into the event, it is not a night to
miss. Members, supporters and friends of Coeur d’Alene’s special needs
community are all encouraged to attend as a guest or volunteer.
“What we can do here, we can’t do anywhere else,” said Cope. He hopes
the event will provide a call to action for more local churches to host a
Night to Shine and continue building the event’s reach to encompass a
greater population within the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area.
To contribute or volunteer at the event, contact The Cause via email
at email@example.com. Additional information for prospective
volunteers will be posted to their website in the coming weeks. Cope
stated The Cause will gladly accept volunteer assistance from anyone
who wants to join in on the special night.
For more information about the Tim Tebow Foundation, including
directions to host or contribute to a Night to Shine event, visit
TimTebowFoundation.org. You can also send a person with special
needs to the event by donating $35 through the foundation’s website.
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necessary roles in health care, and there’s a rising need for more
workers with this special training and knowledge.
The demand for lab workers has grown 13 percent in the last year, almost
double the average for other U.S. jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Those jobs are becoming increasingly hard to fill because medical laboratory
technology is a field seldom first considered by career-seekers, and lab
workers often go unnoticed by patients.
“We’re so behind-the-scenes that people don’t really think of us,” said Sonja
Nehr-Kanet, director of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at
North Idaho College. “Most people think of doctors and nurses.”
Every day, the work of lab professionals influences a majority of clinical
decisions made by doctors, nurses and other more visible health-care
practitioners. Diseases and medical conditions are detected, diagnosed and
monitored, all based on lab test results.
It’s estimated that 70 percent of all patients have some type of lab work done.
Students who successfully complete the two-year Medical Laboratory
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degree, and they will be eligible to sit for a national certification examination.
Certification enables them to work in labs in hospitals, clinics, physicians’
offices and in private diagnostic labs.
“But there is a backlog (of lab results) because there aren’t enough of us,” Nehr-
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The rise of automation in labs may help address the shortage.
“But you’re still going to need a person with a brain overseeing the work and
making sure it makes sense,” Nehr-Kanet said.
NIC’s program, the only of its kind in Idaho that is accredited by the National
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Nehr-Kanet to make it easy for graduates to transfer their credits toward a
bachelor-level Medical Laboratory Scientist credential, a program offered at
Idaho State University.
There are other advanced career paths that can begin with a two-year Medical
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have gone and what impacts they’ve made,” said Nehr-Kanet, a medical lab
scientist herself. “My contribution to patients is through my students.”
To apply, and for more information about the program, visit NIC.edu/mlt.
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SEASONAL LIVING FOR WINTER WELLNESS
Tips for replenishing your body
By Jeff Pufnock L.Ac. Ph.D. and Jessica Youngs L.Ac.
In Chinese medicine and many holistic healing traditions around the
world, the simplest path to health is learning to live in alignment
with the seasons. This alignment can be understood by observing the
seasonal processes of nature around us. The spring is the initiatory growth
of seeds into sprouts that then give rise to the full abundance of fruit in
the summer. The fall is the drawing inward of nutrients and the release of
the leaves to the ground. The winter holds the place of complete stillness,
deep nourishment and infinite potential. The seeds of the next year’s
blossoms are firmly planted beneath the earth, resting in the dreams of the
flowers they will become and the fruit they will bear. This winter process is
absolutely essential for the spring to rise anew from a place of well-being
Without the deep rest and quietude of winter, the vitality of spring is
reduced and the potential for the entire year is diminished. American
culture emphasizes ‘perpetual summer’ through its endless pressure to
always do and produce more, and we all inhibit ourselves from embracing
adequate rest during the correct time of year. This yearly depletion pattern
repeats and leads to a drastic reduction of energy and vitality, including a
weakened immune system.
Science suggests the prevalence of winter colds and flus results from
stagnant air indoors and increased close personal contact with others.
If our bodies are well nourished and our immune systems are resilient,
we should be able to be moderately exposed to colds and flus without
contracting them ourselves.
In Chinese medicine, deep rest during winter is essential for the
replenishment of our vitality. It is completely natural to need and desire
more rest at this time of year, even if responsibilities at work and home do
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not accommodate this. Replenishing our vitality through deep rest
requires going against the societal tendencies to always do more and
instead relax into opportunities to do less. We are all able to do our
best quality work when our rest is of the same quality.
Tips for a Replenishing Winter:
Fulfilling Nourishment: Drink warm water with lemon, herbal
teas and hot cider. Enjoy slow-cooked foods such as stews, soups,
curries, root vegetables, beans, lentils, seeds and nuts. Steam or bake
vegetables—and eat plenty of them. Avoid ice water, raw salads and
Deep Rest: Create extra time for sleep and honor your commitment
to your health. Turn off electronic devices one hour before bedtime,
avoid the news and anything disruptive. Instead, use soft lighting to
journal, meditate or snuggle up. Be in bed in a dark room by 10:30pm
and wake with your own natural rhythm when possible.
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NATURAL, LIFTED, EXTENDED
Lash enhancement options and choosing the best option for you
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By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician
he options are endless: extensions,
strips, growth serums, perms,
even magnetic. Whatever your
choice is for getting eyelashes
that “pop,” there is no doubt it is currently one
of the biggest beauty trends. Depending on the
type of pop you’re looking for and the condition
of your lashes, there are many options out there
to accentuate those beautiful eyes of yours.
Let’s explore the different options to help you
determine what will enhance one of your most
Lash Extensions - We all have friends with long,
thick, perfectly curled lashes. Many times, they
are our own children or a partner who could care
less about perfect lashes. Ugh. For those of us who
were not blessed with the “perfect eyelash gene,”
we may turn to lash extensions. Lash extensions
can be made of several different materials
including synthetic fibers, silk, mink, human
hair, even horsehair, and are used to accentuate,
lengthen and fill in your natural lashes. An
adhesive is used to glue an individual or small
bunch of hairs to your existing lashes. The nice
thing about extensions is you can determine the
length and amount of volume you would like, thus
enabling your technician to create a very natural
or very dramatic look. Lash extensions require an
initial treatment which can take anywhere from
one to three hours, with “fill-in” appointments
every two to four weeks. Your lashes have a
natural shedding process, resulting in a loss of
approximately one to five lashes per day, which
is why fill-in appointments will keep your lashes
Lash Strips - Similar to extensions, lash strips are
typically made of synthetic fibers or human hairs
and are applied with an adhesive. The difference is
they come adhered to a strip, which you measure
and cut then apply to your natural lash line with
an adhesive. They typically create a more dramatic
look and are applied and removed daily, or for
Lash Lifting/Perming - This is a process in which
your natural lashes are placed onto a rod using
adhesive then processed into a curled position.
This typically includes a lash tint, giving your
natural lashes the look of using an eyelash curler
and applying one coat of mascara. This is a lowmaintenance
treatment, usually lasting six to
eight weeks. It is great for those with long, straight
lashes and those who want a less dramatic look.
Lash tinting is great for those with light-colored
Growth Serums - Growth serums are solutions
applied to the lash line, promoting lash growth
and resulting in longer, fuller, stronger natural
lashes. There are natural serums as well as
medical grade. Natural growth serums typically
contain biotin as their main ingredient, which
is a vitamin B used to strengthen the lash, thus
resulting in longer, stronger lashes. Medicalgrade
growth serums, such as Latisse, require a
prescription through a medical provider. Latisse
is a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, approved
by the FDA, to produce longer, thicker, stronger
lashes. Natural serums tend to take a bit longer
to produce results but can be purchased over the
Talk to your aesthetic provider to discuss the
best lash enhancement option for you. Do your
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area to a trained professional.
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Sustain Those Workouts
By Ryan Egan, Licensed Joint and
TO GET HEALTHY, AND
IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS,
GET YOUR METABOLIC RATE
AND YOUR VO2 ANALYZED.
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ZONES TO TRAIN IN AND
HOW MANY CALORIES YOU
With oodles of science in support of
the benefits, and results, produced
with HIIT training (high intensity
interval training), nearly every gym is packed
with people in classes performing movements,
and conditioning work, at high intensity
in order to achieve the body they’ve always
wanted in half the time. News flash! You cannot
achieve long-lasting physical superiority in
30-minute workouts. Things that are made fast
also break fast; your addiction to the high of
HIIT, and the lie you have been marketed to
believe, will ultimately lead to an unsustainable
path of broken promises—and damaged body
High intensity interval training is primarily
used at the pinnacle of athletic development
to achieve very specific adaptations and
gain an edge on the competition. It is also
used alongside a well-executed training plan
designed by a coach who knows exactly why,
what and how to engage in high intensity work
at the correct dosage, and frequency, without
injury and exhaustion.
It is not a weekly training tool to be used week
in and week out, by weekend instagram fitness
“experts” and stay-at-home moms, or the “I
just don’t have time” excuse-aholics.
HIIT training can deliver varying results, but at
what cost? Unfortunately, most “go-hards” lack
key fundamentals needed to benefit from such
training and resist injury. Joint mobility is the
top requisite to performing any exercise, but
it is the king when it comes to high-intensity
work. Because the demand on the body is so
high when you’re redlining yourself, it simply
does not allow for any other thoughts other
than breathe, keep going and don’t vomit—
which eliminates focus on body position and
form. Without the ability to keep your form in
check, injury risk rises sharply.
HIIT training can only deliver so much. You
cannot offset eating, drinking and living like an
unsupervised child for 9,990 minutes in three
30-minute workouts per week. HIIT training
isn’t magic, and please stop talking about the
“afterburn.” If your metabolism is the size of
a matchstick, then it can only burn so much
regardless of intensity, and once the fire is
out, it cools off quickly. Your metabolism can
increase however, but only with continually
sustained controlled efforts to build an aerobic
base that increases resting metabolic processes
and oxygen consumption.
Finally, HIIT training does not allow room
for motor learning or refinement, because the
brain makes decisions on how to move by what
is available for use (dynamic systems theory).
If you lack the body control, joint range of
motion or skill to engage in high-intensity
work with precision, you’re likely just flailing
around wasting your time—and money.
To get healthy, and improve your fitness, get
your metabolic rate and your VO2 analyzed.
Then you’ll know exactly what heart rate zones
to train in and how many calories you actually
need. Once you know what heart rate zone you
burn fat the best, spend three or more hours a
week in that zone, but I guarantee, it won’t be
high intensity. Which is actually good, because
you might be able to sustain those workouts
without burnout, or injury.
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ONE LIFE AT A TIME
Drug addiction grips the Silver Valley
BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH
MIKE’S FIRST DRINK OF ALCOHOL
CAME BEFORE HE WAS 6 YEARS OLD.
He smoked marijuana at 11, then took opioids
later that same year. He eventually graduated to
heroin and methamphetamines.
Mike was arrested numerous times, but it didn’t
matter. Drugs and alcohol controlled him.
Over a year ago, the Pinehurst resident hit rock
“I was using heroin and meth together, and I
couldn’t see a future for myself or point in my
life. I was so ready to be done. I couldn’t stop
and I didn’t care if I died,” said Mike. “I couldn’t
find a way out. I couldn’t see a reason to.”
However, an arrest last February finally changed
“It was an eye opener for me,” he said. “I was
able to get clean and decided what I wanted
to do with my life. That’s not who I wanted to
be. That’s not my potential. I have way more
potential than that.”
Mike found help and hope through the Restored
Paths program at Heritage Health. He faced his
internal issues and worked hard to defeat the
lifestyle that had dominated his world for most
of his life.
Today, Mike is clean and sober. He is working
for a construction company in the Silver Valley.
“For the first time, I have my own place, I have
my own truck,” he said. “I am still learning how
to budget my money, but I am getting there.”
He credits Heritage Health for providing him
coping mechanisms to avoid slipping back into
using drugs and alcohol.
“The only thing that has saved me is the program
here at Heritage Health,” said Mike. “I have
learned so many skills, and they have shown me
a way to apply them to regular day occurrences.”
Michael Gooch, who is an addiction counselor
for Heritage Health’s Restored Paths Program,
said Mike’s success story is a beacon for others
fighting the same fight.
“Our rooms should be full because the problem
is so extreme,” said Gooch. “Mining was the
industry here for a long time, but it’s fading out.
Addiction is the industry here now. You see
families who are now highly addicted to drugs.”
In major metropolitan areas, addiction can be
seen on the streets. Cities like Seattle, Portland
and Spokane are struggling with what to do
with large groups of homeless people who have
substance abuse and mental health problems.
“There’s no homelessness here,” said Gooch.
“You don’t have that rock bottom of the
streets here. The parents cradle it, enable it. It’s
To help combat the problem, Gooch helped
create Narcotics Anonymous in the Silver
Valley and encourages his patients to assist their
friends and family.
“What you say you’re going to do isn’t important,
it’s what you’re doing,” said Gooch. “It’s an
important philosophy. We’re here to help, but
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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
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.
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
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TAKE FITNESS INTO
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HOME GYM ESSENTIALS FOR 2020
BY TAYLOR SHILLAM
The beginning of a new year is, for most of us, synonymous with a
fresh start. It’s a symbolic hit of the “reset” button in areas of life
like mindfulness, home improvement, education and, of course,
You’ve seen it happen year after year: January hits and gym memberships
surge, with New Year’s resolutions driving the masses to revamp their
fitness routines with full force.
If fitness is on the forefront of your New Year’s resolutions, but sweating
your days away in a crowded gym is not, it might be time for a change
of scenery. With the right equipment, your fitness goals can be reached
within the comfort of your own home.
Resistance bands - You can quite literally start small in terms of your
home fitness equipment with resistance bands. They’re space-efficient
and highly portable; for frequent travelers, the bands will pack easily
into your suitcase, and for those working with limited space, they can
be tucked in a drawer when not in use. The elastic bands add an element
of dynamic strength training to a workout, with the additional level of
challenge depending on the size and stiffness of the band. Smaller, thicker
bands can be set around the knees and ankles during dynamic warmups
and lower body work, while longer, looser bands can be used to
strengthen and stretch the upper body. The small bands provide a long
list of opportunities to diversify your workouts.
Jump rope - Don’t underestimate the power of the jump rope. The jump
rope packs a huge cardiorespiratory punch in a small package, and
all you need for an effective workout with one is the right amount of
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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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.
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.
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FROM THE HOME TO THE GYM, STEP INTO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IN STYLE
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
The Inland 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
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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
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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
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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 make it easy for the entire family!
PLANNING & PREPPING
It’s easy to find oneself scrambling about when it comes to mealtime—
especially dinner. Pizza or takeout anyone? Instead of that drive-through
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.
PREPARE & FREEZE
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 lasagna ready to pop in the oven whenever you
choose, you also have fresh sauce to use for another evening meal.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
When shopping for the family, you can’t forget the snacks. Be sure to
choose easy to eat foods that are also great for on the go—but not the
pre-packaged ones! Instead of opting to buy that sugar-laden applesauce,
why not go for the fresh apples? Let’s skip the chips and cookies and
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 great!
But be sure not to buy the sugar- and salt-coated kind. Raw nuts and trail
mixes that have natural dried fruit (sorry, no chocolate chips or M&M’s)
make the best choice. String cheese is another great option!
GET THE KIDS INVOLVED
Children are more prone to eat healthy meals that they helped prepare!
Not only will dinner become more relaxing, as the kids will be more than
excited to eat what they have made, but it’s a wonderful way to spend
uninterrupted quality time together as a family. Choices are always good.
Start with letting them choose what vegetable to have, then let them do
the cutting, whether it’s lettuce for the salad, broccoli or green beans.
For the protein, give them the option of chicken or steak, then let them
help in selecting the seasonings to flavor the meat with. Mashed potatoes
anyone? Let them do the mixing. The options are endless.
It is quite alright to indulge in something sugary and sweet on occasion.
Instead of purchasing that cake or cookies from the grocery store, why
not invest in a healthy dessert cookbook (there are lots to choose from
these days!) and let the kids pick one to prepare together each week. It’s
amazing the wonderful treats that you can make that can be healthy for
you too! Substituting organic honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar for
the staple white sugar is one of the first steps. And, it’s always good to
use a bit less than the recipe calls for. Desserts that incorporate fruits
like bananas, apples and blueberries are always a good choice. There’s
nothing like the smell of something baking in the oven on a cold winter’s
DON’T FORGET THE WATER
Water is extremely important for all ages and lifestyles. It is said that eight
8-ounce glasses of water a day per person is ideal, though that number can
fluctuate greatly, depending on weight. The more accurate measurement
of water one should consume each day is their body weight, divided by
two, in ounces. If you are a 150-pound person, you should be consuming
a minimum of 75 ounces of water each day. Many times, when one feels
hunger, it is dehydration they are experiencing. By drinking the right amount
of water that your body requires, this can help curve desires for unnecessary
snacking or overindulging at mealtime. And the more water you drink,
the less you’ll desire sugary, calorie-filled choices. It’s a wonderful, simple,
healthy habit the entire family can incorporate into their daily routine.
A WINTER WONDERLAND
Make a trip to West Yellowstone this season
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
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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
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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
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350 calories (average)
24 grams of protein
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¼ cup fresh organic blueberries
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¼ cup Zola Acai Purée
¼ cup water
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• Pour blueberries into a 16-ounce cup, then add two to
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• Add Zola Acai Purée and water to blender.
• Add vanilla protein powder and berry-flavored protein
• Blend on low speed, increasing speed as mixture
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Photos by Owen Aird
The Culinary Stone has been serving the Coeur d’Alene
community for six years now, and exciting things are
Be sure to stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for
artisan deli meats and cheeses. They invite you to take
a seat and enjoy great food. Try their delicious gourmet
sandwiches, salads and homemade soups, all made to order!
At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast
on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They
display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the
kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
If you are looking for that perfect charcuterie or veggie
platter for a party or special event that is not only tasty but
a work of art, The Culinary Stone is read to make it happen.
Just call or stop in. And don’t forget about their café featuring
artisan breads, European pastries and cakes.
Each week, area chefs invite you to pull up a seat at one of
The Culinary Stone’s cooking classes, where you will learn
to create new delicious meals that you can share with others,
all while engaging with new friends. They also host weekly
wine tastings, so you can explore new wines to pair with your
meals at home.
The Deli is open 10:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday,
10:30am to 5pm Sunday; while The Cafe is open 7:30am to
5:30pm Monday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5pm Sunday.
Enjoy an experience you won’t find anywhere else … at The
2129 Main Street | Coeur d’Alene
208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com
MAX AT MIRABEAU
Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated
to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a
wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect
match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte
brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody
Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday
and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered
until close. Open daily at 6am.
1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley
509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com
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Learn more about our packages and specials by visiting our website or speaking with a specialist.
WHOLE, HALVES AND QUARTER CUTS OF YOUR FAVORITE BEEF AND PORK OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY!
Stop in for all of your home cooking essentials from Wood Chips for Home Smokers,
Select Sauces, Rubs and everything in between! Large selection of American-Made
Smokers, Grills and Locally Made Fire Pits.
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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar
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Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!
Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & TAP HOUSE
601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda
THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE
A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the
country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,
soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the
high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,
microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home
in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic
outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by
Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden
208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style
atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads
and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a
fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the
glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late
every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music
featuring national and local artists. For more information
including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to
visit their website.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS
41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID
Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint
A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly
staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best
seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes
salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked
fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish
215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
315 MARTINIS AND TAPAS
At 315, guests will be treated to a full dinner menu and tapas
using fresh and seasonal food, more than 50 hand-crafted
martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer
and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose
to dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge, at the
bar our outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly
specials and food and drink pairings weekly, and live music
on Tuesday night! The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway and
elopement packages. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close.
315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.9660 | 315MartinisandTapas.com
OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK
A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic
lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it
is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the
winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative
cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a
memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year-round.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
THE CULINARY STONE
Whether you love to eat or simply love to cook, at The
Culinary Stone, you’ll discover specialty foods from
around the world, while the large space also offers
hundreds of unique items to outfit your kitchen. Here
they invite you to learn how to “live to eat.” Located at the
Riverstone Shopping Center in Coeur d’Alene, they offer
everything from gourmet foods, cheeses and Italian meats,
wine tastings, cooking classes, kitchen supplies and more!
2129 Main St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com
Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.
Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,
accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They
uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone
of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly
atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio
and full bar there is always something to keep customers
coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040
5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum
208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
“There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic
and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.
Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private
cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR
2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees
and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4 to 10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests
are treated to bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in,
take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed,
and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad.
Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from
Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered
green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with
Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS
Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned
butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out
the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats
and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line
of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty
sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and
wild game processing are also available.
525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls
208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats
Be a chef at home or dine with us!
• Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar
• Smoked Fish
• 12 different kinds of fish and chips
215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene
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Mac & Cheese Festival returns in
By Jillian Chandler
IT’S A CHILDHOOD FAVORITE THAT, EVEN AS ADULTS, STILL MAKES
OUR HEARTS, AND BELLIES, HAPPY. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking
warm, cheesy, gooey macaroni and cheese. But, hold tight, we’re
not talking about Kraft or Velveeta here. We’re referring to gourmet
concoctions made by favorite area chefs and businesses that are sure
to wow your taste buds!
Come celebrate this favorite dish at this year’s Mac & Cheese Festival.
Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, this food
celebration takes place noon to 5pm Saturday, January 18, at the
Coeur d’Alene Resort.
While adults and children alike enjoy a comfort-food-filled day,
participating chefs will be competing for the Golden Noodle Award!
Attendees also have an opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite
dish to help determine the 2020 People’s Choice winner.
If you’re looking to pair your mac & cheese with a nice cold brew, you
have the option to taste craft beer samples as well during the event.
As of press time, unfortunately, Kiddie Mac tickets (for children 12
and younger), along with VIP Experience tickets, had already sold out.
But you’re in luck. Mac Pack tickets, which include six mac & cheese
tasters, are still available and just $25; Mac & Beer tickets, which
include eight 4-ounce beer tastings, a commemorative pint glass and
six mac & cheese tasters, are available for $35 (must be 21 and older
for the beer tasting).
And if you’re hungry and thirsty for some more once you’ve devoured
your samples, there will be additional mac and beer tasting tickets
available for purchase during the event.
Be sure to check out CdADowntown.com as the event nears to check
out what restaurants will be participating at this year’s Mac & Cheese
Tickets can be purchased online through CdAResort.com or EventBrite.
com. As tickets are sure to sell out for the event, don’t hesitate! Cheesy
FOR MORE EVENTS, VISIT CDALIVINGLOCAL.COM
POST FALLS BRIDAL TOUR
10am to 4pm
Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, Trailhead Event
Center & Red Lion Templin’s Hotel
Brides, and grooms, you won’t want to miss the 2020 Post Falls
Bridal Tour taking place Saturday, January 18. Held 10am to 4pm,
this is a great opportunity for you to find everything you’re looking
for to make your wedding a day to remember. Trailhead Event
Center, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center and Red Lion Templin’s
Hotel will all be participating, each offering a unique location for
your wedding or reception, as well as vendors for bridal attire,
cakes, catering, flowers and more. This event is free to attend. For
additional information, contact Post Falls Parks and Recreation at
4:30 to 9pm
Coeur d’Alene Shrine Club Event Center
This annual event is a favorite, selling out each year! This year’s
Crab Feed takes place Saturday, January 18, from 4:30 to 9pm at the
Coeur d’Alene Shrine Club in Hayden (1250 West Lancaster Road).
Guests will enjoy a feast of all-you-can-eat crab, salad and french
bread. There will be free beer (for those 21 and older) until the keg
runs dry, along with a no-host bar. Be sure to bring some extra cash
for the silent auction, offering a variety of great items. Proceeds
will benefit the Shrine Club. To purchase tickets, $40 each, call
208.457.7001 and leave a message for a call back.
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
24 - 26
Friday & Saturday at 7pm | Sunday at 6pm
Schuler Performing Arts Center
The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Coeur d’Alene January
24 through 26. Approximately 26 different films will be shown over
three evenings at Schuler Performing Arts Center in Boswell Hall
on the North Idaho College campus. Be inspired by the international
film competition, showcasing footage of spectacular mountain
subjects from all over the world. Showtimes are 7pm Friday
and Saturday, 6pm Sunday. Online tickets are $18 and available at
BrownPaperTickets.com. You can also purchase tickets at Mountain
Madness Soap Co., The Art Spirit Gallery, Ski Shack, Tri State
Outfitters, Vertical Earth, Camera Coral, and all three
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$595,000 | MLS # 19-8639
Your Private Lake Retreat or next Vacation Rental
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sunsets and direct views of the CDA Resort from
this home that overlooks Echo Bay and is located
only 20-minutes via car and just 5-minutes by
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$440,000 | MLS # 19-6387
Modern loft living -- Live and work space in
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the Pend Oreille River, post office, library & many
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$1,200,000 | MLS # 19-7566
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RARE level vacant lot located in Downtown CDA!
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$1,250,000 | MLS # 19-3286
This fully furnished Spectacular Diamond Lake
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$290,000 | MLS # 19-5714
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