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Privacy and Views from this builder’s own home with separate guest home on acreage. Main home has 5-bedrooms, 2.5 baths, oak floors,

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Here's your Sandpoint home with something for everyone. This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty (all bedrooms

on second floor) boasts gorgeous hardwood floors, large kitchen with upgrades, separate

family and living rooms, formal and informal dining, laundry/mudroom at 2-car garage entry, a private

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Prime lot at the Idaho Club Golf Course, on the

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custom homes and amazing mountain views.

With water and sewer hookups included, this is

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here in North Idaho, close to Sandpoint and

prissne Lake Pend O'Reille. Abundant wildlife

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

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

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

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

be terminated at their completion after the property closes. All roads on this parcel near the shoreline can be moved as

they are private and controlled by this parcel. North Camp Bay Road on the northern shore of Camp Bay can be

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

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

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

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

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(208) 290-6314

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$535,000 | Waterfront Condo

Listing # 20192412 | $550,000 | Acres 7.74

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

waterfront condo with unbelievable lake and mountain views!

Move-in ready 3-bedroom 2-bathroom 1500+ square foot one level

unit was remodeled in 2007 and boasts walk-out access to the lake.

Amenities include marina with boat slip, swimming pool, tennis

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

Common grass area is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

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

great 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch style single level home with 7.74

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

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

near the base of Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, this property is an

aviators dream! The custom home has great views overlooking the

large grass area and community grounds at the South end.

Listing # 20190906 | $899,000 | 72.72 Acres

Listing # 20191514 | $375,000 | 9.92 Acres

Subject Property

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

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

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

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you can build your dream home.

317 W 4th Ave, Clark Fork, Idaho - FEW properties give you all the

options this beautiful 9.92 acre parcel in the downtown city limits of

Clark Fork Idaho give you! Zoned Mixed Use-Commercial/Retail,

Light Industrial or Residential. Sub-dividable to 1/3 Acre lots, you can

basically build this downtown acreage out any way you want. Clark

Fork could use a large grocery or service store and this property

provides plenty of room to accomplish that!

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

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New Year

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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

more.

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LeMay - America's Car Museum in Tacoma,

Washington, the nation's top car museum

where automotive history abounds.

As winter is in full swing, some opt for

warmer climates, while others choose to

embrace the colder elements of the season.

Explore West Yellowstone in our January

travel story, where winter activities and

exploration flourish.

And, as you flip through the pages of this

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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Year! May 2020 abound with blessings.

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by the fire and plan out your goals for the

year. All things are attainable if you believe

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Friday Races: Young skiers test their skills

BUSINESS IN THE

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Life-Altering Trip: Middle school students

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Kochava: Sandpoint’s Downtown “Star”:

A work culture related to location

BUSINESS IN THE

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Foundation enriches local health care

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Remodel

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE REMODELING

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS

FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

I

love January. The stress of the holidays has passed, and the new

year is a clean slate. It seems like the perfect time to start fresh

on a project—whether that’s developing a healthy eating plan or

fixing up our homes. Last year, my husband and I decided that

we would concentrate on remodeling the exterior, including new

windows, doors and siding, and I’m happy to report that we were

able to achieve our goals and stay married in the process. That’s not

always an easy feat—remodeling or building a home can be stressful.

Many of my clients underestimate the amount of stress a

construction project may cause. Especially for those who have no

option but to stay in their home during the process, it can be very

trying indeed. Before you undertake a remodeling project, I urge

you to educate yourself on the process. Following are a few common

home projects and some of the things required for each one.

Whole house painting. This can be very rewarding and perhaps the

most common of all remodeling projects. However, before you hire

that painter, keep in mind that this process can be very invasive. All

artwork must come off the walls, furniture must be moved to the

center of each room, light fixtures should be removed, and floors

and furniture will be tarped off. As well, windows and doors may

be taped over (if they are spraying), and the air may be fairly toxic

for a few days. Ask your painter how long the process will take and

ensure that they can be at your house for the time it takes to finish,

not breaking off to different jobs in between. Also ask the method

they will use to paint—rollers, brushes or spray—and ask if the paint

they use is low in VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. This

will help you determine whether you should stay or just check into

a hotel room for the week!

Kitchen remodeling. This can include new cabinetry, flooring,

countertops, paint, etc. Sounds like fun, right? But if not scheduled

properly, with a kitchen remodel, days can easily turn into weeks of

no appliances, no countertops and cooking exclusively outdoors on

a barbecue! This might be OK in the summer months, but in

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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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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Ezra

Stafford

Sandpoint High School

Art Teacher

Now in his fourth year at Sandpoint

High School, Ezra Stafford

has brought his unique life

experiences to his art classes.

Teaching has always been a part of his life,

from a professorship at a private college to

volunteer art teacher at a nonprofit, and even

on the slopes as a ski instructor.

Ezra teaches all levels of art at Sandpoint High,

from intro classes all the way up to collegelevel

Advanced Placement classes. He’s heard

many students say, “I’m not good at art” but

has seen that outlook

change countless times.

“It is a gift every time

I hear a student say,

‘I didn’t think I was

good at art.’ I am lucky

enough to witness full

transformations in

creative possibilities,” he

said.

Ezra helps students find

their creative outlets,

which can vary greatly

from person to person.

He looks to instill in

them that there is rarely a “right” or “wrong”

way to approach creativity and, with practice

and guidance, that perspective can take form.

“For example, if you are struggling with a

project, sometimes you just need to find some

inspiration. I am able to help students find

ways to problem-solve that can relate to reallife

issues,” said Ezra.

When asked about an experience that stands

out during his time as a teacher, Ezra recalled

his time in Vermont when a student, who

had recently been adopted, came to his class.

" I AM LUCKY

ENOUGH TO

WITNESS FULL

TRANSFORMATIONS

IN CREATIVE

POSSIBILITIES."

He was found in the wild, malnourished,

undersized and suffering from multiple

illnesses. Though he had very little language

skill, Ezra noticed he was very expressive and

encouraged him to channel these expressions

through his artwork.

“For two years, I was able to be with him as

he learned how to create from imagination,

not just survival. His artwork was full of life

and joy, and as he immersed himself in his

projects alongside his peers, he found a new

way to share his voice,” Ezra said.

At SHS, Ezra’s classroom

is set up as a supportive

studio atmosphere

where students feel safe

to explore and share.

He has only three rules

students must abide by:

1. Show up.

2. Give your best effort.

3. Be kind.

Bonding with students

makes coming to work

easy for Ezra, and

he’s thrilled to be making a lasting impact

on young lives. “Making connections with

students has always been my greatest reward

in education. Teaching art full time is really a

dream come true,” he said.

We apologize for a recent editorial error. Our

November Teacher of the Month was Jacob

Stark, who was referred to as Jason throughout

the article. Once again, congratulations Jacob,

and thank you for all you do for the students in

our community.

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BEGIN THE NEW YEAR

WITH 2020 VISION

Ditch the pressure of New Year’s

resolutions and embrace the freedom

of being growth-focused every day

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner, Executive

Director, The John Maxwell Team

For most of us, the new year is an opportunity for reflection and

intention. We look back on where we’ve been, and we consider

where we would like to go during our next trip around the

sun. We’re encouraged to make lists, make promises, make

plans—and we do. Then, we get busy, and these ideas get shoved in the

desk drawer, where we find them sometime in July. Then we sit there,

reading the list like a scorecard, tallying hits and misses.

The pressure of missed opportunity weighs heavy, distracting us from

all the other opportunities around us. Discouraged, we fall back into

familiar, comfortable habits, and the cycle repeats all over again. We

break that cycle when we realize the time to invest in personal growth

is always “right now,” and then we act. Set aside the cultural pressure

of a date on the calendar, and ask yourself: “In the next six months, if

nothing has changed, would I be satisfied?”

If the answer is “no,” the next question to ask is, “What are my habits,

and in what areas would I like to grow?” To answer this, grab a pen

and write down an area of choice and an area of skill. An area of choice

is a mindset or habit that may hold us back. An area of skill is a specific

trait or talent we want to develop. Instead of thinking about how to

break the ‘bad’ habits, set aside a few minutes every day to reflect on

that area of choice and area of skill, and a few more minutes taking

action in those areas. As we practice these intentional habits, investing

just a few minutes each day looking back with a forward focus, our

vision solidifies and we build momentum, because where our focus

goes our energy flows.

Turning Reflection into Motivation

Old habits are tough to break, because we’ve been trained to focus

mainly on our failures, making mental checklists of ways we messed

up and making promises to do better. However, we tap into a greater

source of energy when we reflect on both our successes and failures.

We see more clearly where to shift our habits, creating a gap for

growth. When we practice this daily, we see potential and opportunity

we did not see before, generating momentum that keeps us moving

forward.

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For most of us, the new

year is an opportunity

for reflection and

intention. We look back

on where we’ve been,

and we consider where

we would like to go

during our next trip

around the sun.

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Finding Energy in Forward Focus

Distractions come at us from every direction.

We try to focus on what’s in front of us, then

something else demands our attention. It

might be a chore, a new idea, or old, stinkin’

thinkin’. When we respond with intention,

when we reflect on and invest in those two

habits written on that piece of paper, we push

past these distractions. With practice, staying

focused on positive action becomes easier.

With that in mind, as we move into 2020,

avoid the temptation of building checklists and

making promises. Choose, instead, to reflect

and invest in personal growth every day.

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Young skiers test their skills

By Colin Anderson

January isn’t always the best month for

getting kids to be active. It’s cold and

dark, and going outside isn’t always the

most fun—unless you’re going up to the

mountain, of course. The Friday night Junior

Race Series is a great way to introduce young

kids to ski racing. It includes professional

timing, coaches and a lot of fun.

The series is put on by Independent Racing, a

local nonprofit whose coaches volunteer their

time for instruction and can also provide the

necessary equipment for those new to skiing

or those who might not be able to afford it.

The goal of the Friday night race series is to

provide a low-cost opportunity for both new

and experienced racers. It also gives kids

an opportunity to meet others with similar

interests and get them excited about the fun

of racing down the slopes.

The first session is on Friday, January 3,

during which racers will receive instruction

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from coaches and get to practice on the

race course. Once they get somewhat

comfortable on the snow, each participant

will shoot down the course for two timed

official NASTAR runs, which they can then

hope to beat in subsequent sessions.

Then, each Friday night in January, racers

meet at 5:30 to continue to try and beat their

previous time, taking two more NASTAR

runs each week. Racers are separated into

teams, and it’s OK if you can’t make every

session.

Cost is $35 for those who have a NASTAR

season pass or $45 for those who do not.

Participants also received a T-shirt and an

ice cream party, as well as a chance at some

great prizes.

For registration and additional information,

contact Shep Snow at 208.263.3552, by

email at shep@thesnowschool.com or visit

IndependenceRacing.com.

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Opened in 2012, AFS Home Health has been providing exceptional

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counties. The company was acquired in October of 2019 by Eden

Home Health and will continue to serve the community with

compassionate, quality care in the comfort and safety of your own home.

If you or someone you know is recovering from surgery or illness, or living

with a chronic disease, AFS Eden Health's highly skilled medical team of

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A home health agency, AFS Eden Health is able to provide their patients

skilled needs such as nursing and certified nursing assistants, physical and

occupational therapy, speech and language services, and social services. They

accept a majority of local insurances, and Medicare covers home health at 100

percent.

“We are very community driven, and we strive to provide the best care we

possibly can,” says Chelsie Ulrich, AFS Eden Heath’s community liaison.

“We have every discipline possible available to our community, and we are

constantly looking for ways to improve our services.”

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Home health care provides medical treatment for illness, injury or surgery

with the goal of helping the patient recover and regain their independence.

“It is extremely rewarding to be able to help coordinate fast quality care

for people in our community,” says Chelsie. “I know that there are a lot

of people out there who don’t have anybody, and the fact that we are able

to do that is a wonderful thing, and I am glad to be able to be a part of its

great team.”

AFS Eden Health caters their services to your lifestyle through personalized

care that includes flexible scheduling, reliable and experienced staff, and

services individualized to your needs. In addition, they are dedicated to

establishing a trusting relationship with you and your family.

“Nothing gives us more satisfaction than having a potential patient or

family member call, who don’t know how to help a family member, and we

can say that we can come in there and help you,” says Chelsie. “It’s amazing

and warms my heart, as it does with everyone who works in our company.”

Whether still recovering after a hospital stay to long-term care to help

maintain quality of life, AFS Eden Health's nursing care and daily

assistance is here to help you regain your independence. Have you or a

family member recently undergone surgery, been in the hospital, been

diagnosed with pneumonia? It’s very likely that these circumstances would

qualify one for home health.

For those who are unsure whether home health is something that could

be beneficial to them and an avenue they should pursue, questions to

ask oneself or about that of a loved one include: Is it taxing trying to

accomplish one’s daily tasks? Do they require help? Is it safe to be driving?

How can home health help? “If you have questions about how we can help,

please contact us so we can determine a plan of action,” says Chelsie.

Serving patients as young as 25 to well over 100, AFS Eden Health has

a diverse range of patients and can cater home health services to each

individual based on their needs.

“If you or a loved one doesn’t know which way to turn or avenue to go

down, even if you don’t qualify for our services, we can direct you down

the right road,” affirms Chelsie.

If you believe home health may be the solution your family members are

seeking, call AFS Eden Home Health today.

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Life-Altering Trip

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARE FOR COSTA RICA

By Colin Anderson

Photos Courtesy of Marcea Marine

& Perky Smith-Hagadone

THEY CAN

PROVIDE ONE

OF THE MOST

MEMORABLE TRIPS

IMAGINABLE—

IF YOU COME

PREPARED TO

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Costa Rica is a country of near endless

green, dense jungles, incredible

biodiversity, volcanoes, white sand

beaches; a perfect place to relax, unwind

and soak up some vitamin D. While thousands

come here for these reasons, each year a group of

Sandpoint students makes the flight down for a far

more intense visit.

“I’m actually surprised we get anyone to signup!”

laughed Perky Smith-Hagadone. Perky is

the principal at Northside Elementary. Along

with friend and recently retired teacher Marcea

Marine, they formed Ecoteach, a yearly trip for a

few lucky seventh and eighth graders. While they

don’t promise surf lessons or lazy days poolside,

they can provide one of the most memorable trips

imaginable—if you come prepared to work.

Perky and Marcea took their first group of students

in 2005 and have been taking around 15 students

to Costa Rica nearly every year since. The trip is

typically about 12 days long, and kids are active

each and every day. While not affiliated directly

with the school district, the pair presents the trip

each fall at assemblies in each of the middle schools

in hopes of gathering enough interest to keep it

going. This year 25 students applied with an essay,

which included their environmental interests

and how they deal with hardship. Fourteen were

chosen, mostly eighth graders, so current seventh

graders who missed out this year would have

another opportunity in their eighth-grade year.

About 160 local students have gone over the years,

each coming back a changed person.

“You will probably never have an experience like

this. You will be a different and stronger person

when you get back,” said Marcea.

This June, the 14 students will fly into San Juan

and will quickly move from the city to much more

isolated locations. One of the major focuses of the

trip is helping preserve and study the leatherback

turtle population in the area. Predators, poaching

and human encroachment have had a massive

impact on the species, but these kids will get to do

their part to help ensure the turtles will continue

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to call the area home. Participants will gather turtle eggs from the beach

to be brought to a hatchery where they are safe and can be studied. This

is done so by students combing the beach at night without a flashlight as

to not spook the turtles, and often until 2am. Students then work with

a Greek biologist, taking measurements of hatchlings before returning

them to the beach and setting them in the sand so they can crawl their

way back to the ocean. While the work is hard, and the accommodations

are rustic bungalows without air conditioning, the experience is one not

easily forgotten.

“It’s pitch dark, and you see more stars than you’ll ever see, distant

lighting across the Caribbean Sea, and fireflies in the palm trees,” said

Marcea. “It’s incredible.”

There are no parental chaperones on this tour. Outside of Perky and

Marcea, there are two Costa Rican guides and a bus driver transporting

the group. There are also no cell phones allowed, which surprising to

some, has never been an issue according to Perky and Marcea.

When their work with the turtles is complete, the group heads north

to see how an organic coffee plantation is run while also planting trees.

During their travels, students stay with native Costa Rican families,

most of whom speak little to no English. It’s just one of the many lessons

students learn in overcoming barriers during the trip.

A trip into the Monteverde Cloud Forest is a highlight. The group also

takes the annual ‘death march,’ dubbed by Perky and Marcea, to visit a

forest people. It’s a 6-mile trek through dense forest, which includes a wet

crossing of a swift river and challenging hike to meet up with the isolated

community. “They get to learn about medicines from the forest, their

plate of food is served on banana leaves, and the local kids always want to

play soccer with them, and they can be pretty rough,” said Perky.

To take part in the trip, kids have to have hearty souls. You will get

wet, hike a lot of miles, perform manual labor but also get to see and

experience one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. “We’ve seen

200 bird species, sloths, frogs, lizards, crabs, monkeys, toucans,” said

Perky. “Kids who love animals will have their minds blown.”

Toward the end of the trip, the focus shifts a bit more to the fun side, with

visits to swimming holes, whitewater rafting, and zip lining across the

jungle canopy. When they arrive back home, they are exhausted, covered

in bug bites and scrapes, and parents say they often sleep most of the next

day. The impact of the trip, however, leaves a lasting impression.

“Many say it’s the most amazing thing that’s happened in their lives. We’ve

had many kids end up going into the science field or traveling abroad

once they leave high school,” said Marcea.

This year’s group is currently meeting twice a month in preparation for

the trip. They are learning Costa Rican culture and a bit of Spanish, and

studying the local plants and animals. They depart on June 9 and will be

ready to work hard while also being able to enjoy one of the most unique

opportunities available to them.

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SANDPOINT

IN FOCUS

KOCHAVA: SANDPOINT’S DOWNTOWN “STAR”

A WORK CULTURE RELATED TO LOCATION

BY ABIGAIL THORPE | PHOTOS COURTESY OF KOCHAVA

Turn the corner on Church Street in

Downtown Sandpoint, and it’s hard not

to notice the large grey modern building

that now houses the Kochava offices. The space

used to house Inkwell—an office machine rental

and office supply store—as well as a few doctors’

offices. Its upstairs was home to the local high

school baseball team’s batting practice during

the winter months. Before Kochava purchased it

and moved its offices from the former Columbia

Bank location in 2016, the large piece of real

estate was rather rundown and far under serving

its potential. “It wasn’t contributing to the local

economy, and it’s a very large building in the

middle of downtown,” says Kimberly Manning,

the senior director of brand for the company

and wife of CEO Charles Manning.

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Originally from California and then Washington,

D.C., the couple decided to make Sandpoint

their home back in 2005, driven by the desire to

create a better lifestyle in a smaller community

with natural resources like the lake and the

mountain. “No place had the combination of

amenities that Sandpoint does. It’s really special,

it’s really unique, and that led to our choice to be

here,” says Manning. They arrived with a vision

in place of starting a company that would fill the

void in mobile analytics and attribution.

“We had already been hearing for several years,

if your company is internet based, you really

should be able to do it from anywhere. We kind

of went into it thinking, ‘I get it in theory, we

really have no idea if it will be proven out,’”

smiles Manning. Over eight years since the

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founding of the company in 2011 and offices all

over the world later, they’ve proven this theory

cannot just work, it can thrive.

They named the company Kochava—a word

that means star in Hebrew. “The idea is that we

look in the night sky and you can see millions of

stars with the naked eye, but there are billions

that you can’t see, unless you have the right tool,”

says Manning. “The stars are like data. You have

these data points—some of which you can easily

see—but many multiples more that you can’t

without the right tools. Kochava provides those

tools for our customers.”

The decision to start a tech company in the small

mountain town of Sandpoint was no easy feat—

partners in the Silicon Valley almost scoffed at


the idea. But Charles Manning was dedicated

to proving the fact that you could in fact work

from anywhere—and do it well. “There was this

forgone conclusion that it wasn’t possible, and

that really impacted him to dig in and prove

otherwise,” recalls Kimberly Manning. “That is

underrecognized as a source of success for the

company.”

There were benefits and drawbacks to the

decision to base the company here. There is a

much smaller work pool to choose from, and

travel is not always easy. On the flipside, the cost

is much lower, and there is less competition.

“There’s only been a handful of serious

competitors in the core space of attribution

and analytics since our beginning, and we have

held our own against those competitors, sort of

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against the odds because we’re much smaller,”

says Manning. “We are an anomaly in that we’re

located in a place like we are.”

Being a smaller company has its perks. For one,

it’s able to adapt quickly and react more nimbly

to customer needs. For another, it’s able to

prioritize quality of life in its location offerings.

Kochava might not have the huge private campus

companies like Google and Facebook have in the

Silicon Valley, but it’s been able to make the city

of Sandpoint its campus, and to great success.

“That really was the vision, allowing Sandpoint

to be the campus and putting the company in

the middle of it.” Manning laughs, “I think we

really contribute to happy hour in Sandpoint.”

Location is at the center of Kochava’s culture.

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Recruiting may be difficult this far from a

large tech center and university programs that

specialize in computer science, but retention is

high. Employees who are here really want to be

here.

“If they can have a relevant job working on

interesting global technology and live where

they want to live, they’re very happy about that

combination,” says Manning. “So we tend to

have a company culture that is one of gratitude

and hard work and willingness to dedicate

themselves to what they’re doing here, and I

think that is hard to quantify but it’s very unique.

That’s a really good foundation for a great team.”

Employees at Kochava embrace the mountain

lifestyle. They are in Sandpoint because they


want to be here. Skiing, mountain biking, running, lake sports—all are

central to the lifestyle of Sandpoint, and people have unparalleled access

to these activities, access they wouldn’t have living in a place like San

Francisco. “It costs more, it takes longer, it’s crowded, it’s difficult,” muses

Manning. “Sandpoint is a breath of fresh air compared to that.”

Every year Kochava hosts Kochava Summit for their customers and

partners called with the aim of highlighting “Why Sandpoint?” “We felt like

if you could spend a day or two here, you would get it,” smiles Manning.

Now catering to a couple hundred people and at capacity, the event

includes seminars, workshops and local outdoor activities. “It’s become a

really sought-after industry event,” says Manning. Kochava partners with

local businesses for the event, and even works with Schwietzer to offer its

guests an experience on the mountain. The Kochava team estimates the

impact on the local economy from the three days in February the Summit

convenes is around $250,000—a key boon to the local economy during a

time of the year not much else is happening.

Kochava works to get involved in the Sandpoint communities in other ways

beyond its location and Kochava Summit. It supports various nonprofits in

the city like the Panhandle Alliance for Education—the focus for its giving

is quality of life in Sandpoint and education.

“There are a lot of people in this town who volunteer a tremendous amount

of time to work on what they believe in, and where we can come in and

partner with the people who are on the ground doing that work, we really

enjoy being able to do that,” says Manning.

Because Sandpoint is so small, the results of charitable giving can actually

be seen and appreciated. “If we were in a larger city, many of the things that

we do would be a drop in the bucket,” says Manning. “Here you can make

a big impact with what we’re able to contribute, and it’s very rewarding. ...

It’s a great honor and privilege for us and for the team in general to be able

to support the things that we care about and that make Sandpoint great.”

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Local.

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Sandpoint’s tile and stone experts

By Jillian Chandler

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“WE STRIVE TO MAKE OUR

INSTALLATION PROCESSES AS MINIMALLY

INVASIVE ON OUR CLIENTS’ HOMES AND

ENSURE THAT OUR TECHNICIANS CREATE

A CLEAN, SMOOTH AND FUN PROCESS

WHENEVER POSSIBLE.”

Born and raised in North Idaho, Nick and Sheyna Rust knew

that this was the area that would always be home. They live

an adventurous lifestyle with their two daughters, Darby and

Jacey. When they’re not at work, you will find the Rust family

out on the lake, in the woods or at the ski hill.

“We feel truly blessed upon the success we have been able to create in

the place we love,” says Nick.

After years of hard work, Nick and Sheyna are excited about the future

of the two companies they’ve created, now named RTS Tile & Stone and

Cleanlinez Tile Restoration. “We are very thankful to all our builders,

homeowners and other business folk whose continuing support helps

our company thrive,” says Sheyna.

RTS is a full-service professional tile and stone installation company

that has been serving Sandpoint and the surrounding area for nearly

two decades. As a fully licensed, bonded and insured business, you can

trust that their companies bring knowledge and experience to every job

they take on.

“It’s important that people recognize the importance of proper tile

assemblies,” affirms Nick. “There are a lot of new products and

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installation systems out there. Understanding these products and how

they are used is an essential component for avoiding failures.”

Seeking to stay current in the industry standards, RTS routinely

brings in representatives from these tile manufacturers for trainings,

demonstrations and certifications, helping their technicians tackle just

about any installation concepts imaginable.

“Our goal is to be the first company with fully certified installation

technicians as recognized by the National Tile Council of North

America,” says Nick.

Complementing their strong integrity for getting the job done right, the

entire crew at RTS takes great pride in their attentiveness for customer

service. Showing up on time, maintaining a professional atmosphere

and jobsite cleanliness only enhances the experience for their clientele.

“We know there are many companies providing similar services as us,

that is why at RTS, we know it’s the little things that can make a big

difference!” says Nick. “We strive to make our installation processes

as minimally invasive on our clients’ homes and ensure that our

technicians create a clean, smooth and fun process whenever possible.”


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Thanks to their large crew, they’ve become enticing to builders and

developers in that they are able to accomplish large projects in very short

timeframes, assisting their clientele in meeting difficult deadlines.

When choosing RTS for your installations, you’ll be rewarded with

quality products, professionalism and creativity. “We pride ourselves on

our reputation on our work and customer service,” says Sheyna.

The couple also takes pride in being able to provide well-paying jobs for

local families. “We want everyone on our crew to enjoy this area as much

as we do. We are so very thankful for our dedicated employees!”

2019 was an exciting year for RTS Tile & Stone, according to Nick.

“We were fortunate to take part in some really unique and challenging

installations.” Their craftsmanship can transform an idea into a genuine

work of art. From custom bathrooms and large format floors to accent

walls, RTS will give your home its own special character and stunning

beauty meant to last the test of time.

"It is always fun witnessing a space transform from something old to

something new for our clients. It’s a real joy to see their expressions

when the final product is delivered; always something new and exciting,”

says Klinton McBaine of RTS Tile & Stone.

In addition to RTS, Nick and Sheyna are the owners of Cleanlinez

Tile Restoration. With a combination of knowledge, products used

and maintenance services, they are able to offer a lifetime warranty on

all installations. “The fact that we have a sister company to continue

to maintain our installations as well as maintain and repair other

installations really makes our company unique,” affirms Sheyna. “We also

do a complete care package of restoration and maintenance of tile, stone

and grout, refinish natural stone, and repair and polish travertine, marble

and granite.”

From their beautiful work at the Idaho Club and Taylor and Sons Chevy

to the Belwood Building and Kochava, Nick and Sheyna enjoy being able

to see the work they’ve done throughout Sandpoint. “I love seeing our

work when we go places,” smiles Sheyna. “It’s so rewarding.”

With their roots being deep in Sandpoint, the Rusts plan on continuing

to grow their business right here in North Idaho. “We’re not going

anywhere,” says Nick. “We’re excited to be opening a second office in the

Coeur d’Alene area for 2020, expanding services to all of North Idaho.

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As Sandpoint High School’s head

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A senior at Sandpoint High School, Brady is

a competitive student athlete, participating in

three varsity sports: cross-country, wrestling

and track. Stark praises Brady in his work

ethic, “which puts him in the elite athlete

category as a wrestler,” Stark said.

Brady just recently signed with Lewis-Clark

State College in Lewiston to be a part of

their cross-country/track and field program,

where he will pursue his associate degree

in engineering. His interest in engineering

began due to his fascination with learning

how things work and being able to solve

problems. He finds this part of engineering

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As a wrestler, Brady believed that he would

become a better wrestler if he incorporated

cross-country into his life. “I had the idea

in my mind that the endurance and grit of

a distance runner were essential elements of

great wrestlers,” he said. With his competitive

mindset, he finds his sports to be outlets for

him to open up and push through mental,

emotional and physical barriers. “The feeling

of accomplishment when hard work pays off

is a great motivator.”

In seventh grade, Brady’s coach said

something that really resonated with his

mentality toward life: “When you work hard,

good things happen.” And working hard and

being successful is exactly what Brady has

accomplished.

“The feeling of accomplishment when hard work pays off is a

great motivator."

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Another multisport athlete,

Sandpoint High School senior

Alyssa Lish begins her basketball

season with a bang. Growing

up an athlete, Alyssa said she takes pride in

getting good grades in school and balancing

life in general. “I’ve always tried to be a

good example of a student-athlete because

it’s difficult for kids to find time in between

practice and games to do schoolwork,” she

explains. She finds the ability to play sports

during the school year is her outlet from

schoolwork, and she finds it to be a very

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more emphasis on team bonding and forming

friendships with our teammates. It helps us to

maintain our focus on working hard for each

other and encouraging one another on and off

the court.”

During volleyball season, Coach Karen Alsager

gave Alyssa a life lesson she will never forget.

“Coach Alsager has taught me to never cut

corners. I will never get better or push my

limits if I give up early in a workout or neglect

my schoolwork,” Alyssa said. “I have the

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I realize that I hurt myself and others from

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As a senior, Alyssa is planning on staying in

Idaho to pursue something in the sports field

and possibly golf at the college level. Being

around sports her whole life, she enjoys being

in that environment. “I haven’t decided if I

want to help athletes medically or explore the

business side of sports, but I know for a fact I

want to be involved in that scene.”

This year in particular has increased Alyssa’s

hunger for competition and provided her

a greater appreciation for the team aspect

of sports. “My fellow seniors and I have put

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ENHANCING LIVES

BONNER GENERAL HEALTH FOUNDATION ENRICHES

LOCAL HEALTH CARE

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BONNER GENERAL HEALTH

Many people move to Sandpoint for the quality of life,

beautiful scenery and endless opportunities to enjoy

the outdoors year-round. While many may assume that

living in a rural area means sacrificing access to quality

health care, that is not the case for those who call Sandpoint and the

surrounding area home. Bonner General Health, with the support of the

Bonner General Health Foundation, provides quality services that many

may assume they would have to travel to Coeur d’Alene or Spokane to

receive.

The Foundation was originally formed in 1979 with a purpose to educate

the community and provide additional medical equipment to Bonner

General, but after a while it went dormant.

“It was re-established in November of 2007,” said Bonner General Health’s

CEO Sheryl Rickard, who explains that the board of directors for Bonner

General Health felt that there needed to be an increased awareness of

the resources available to Sandpoint and the surrounding community.

Also, as a nonprofit hospital, they struggled to keep up with technology,

as there was not enough money in the operating budget to purchase new

equipment. But that all changed with the revived foundation and the

extraordinary effort by many in the community to help raise funds.

Erin Binnall has served as the community development manager for

Bonner General Health since January of 2017. In her role, she oversees

the foundation and actively engages with local partners to collaborate

and identify health needs and resources to benefit Bonner County. She

also oversees marketing for Bonner General Health and works closely

with the foundation board and the advisory council to bring awareness

and engage community members regarding the importance and positive

impact a strong health-care system has not only for improving health but

also for our local economy.

The foundation board consists of a diverse group of 11 individuals, which

includes people from the tourism industry, medical community, financial

industry, members of local businesses and retirees. They are a working

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THE ANNUAL HEART BALL CONSISTS OF

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board that meets monthly to discuss the needs of Bonner General Health

and to discuss the best way to meet those needs.

In addition to the board, there is also an advisory council made up of 65

members of the community that meets quarterly with Binnall and the

rest of the foundation board members.

“These meetings are to increase their knowledge of the comprehensive

services and programs offered by BGH; to develop a better

understanding of the equipment and technology needed to operate

a community hospital like BGH; and to provide a platform to provide

advice and recommendations to the BGH Foundation about fundraising

programs and activities,” said Binnall. “(The Council) acts as ‘two-way

communicators’ in the community, conveying information about BGH

and the BGH Foundation, and providing feedback they receive from

community members.”

One of the ways the Bonner General Health foundation raises money is

through its annual Heart Ball—now in its 12th year. Over the years, the

Heart Ball, as well as various letter-writing campaigns, have raised more

than $820,000 to better serve the needs of the Sandpoint community and

beyond.

Some of the ways the foundation has enriched local health care is

through the purchase of a portable ultrasound machine, surgical

warming cabinets and cardiac equipment. And to the delight of many,

it has fulfilled some of the wish lists for the Pediatric and Rehabilitation

departments. Money raised has also been used to remodel the Obstetrics

Department, purchase an orthopedic surgical table, and has helped to

significantly elevate the overall patient care environment. Last year, the

foundation presented Bonner General Health with a check for $132,000

to help fund new equipment for ENT surgical procedures.

Binnall explains that a great deal goes into the decision of deciding what

the Heart Ball funds will be used for each year.

“The hospital leadership team prioritizes needs and introduces those

needs to the foundation board,” said Binnall. “After discussion between

the board and hospital administration, the foundation will vote on which

need will make the most impact in the community.”

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This year the funds raised at the February 15th event will be used to

fund a new ophthalmology clinic.

“Since the retirement of Dr. George, Bonner County residents are having

to travel to Coeur d’Alene and Spokane to receive ophthalmology and

eye surgery services,” said Binnall, who adds that the new provider,

Dr. Torres, will be joining the Bonner General Health team February

3, 2020.

“Dr. Torres recently retired from 30 years of active duty military service

in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame

and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed

ophthalmology residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center

in Tacoma, Washington, and additional fellowship training in the subspecialties

of Corneal Surgery and Refractive Surgery at the Jules Stein

Eye Institute, University of California Los Angeles.”

The annual Heart Ball consists of a beautiful sit-down three-course

dinner preceded by a social hour and an opportunity to mingle with

other attendees. There will be several live auction packages and an

incredible dessert auction, which is always wildly popular. Some of the

items up for auction include packages such as Stock your Cellar and

Unforgettable Florence, just to name a couple. Following the auction,

attendees stay to dance the night away in the beautifully transformed

space.

Tickets to this year’s Heart Ball are $150 for an individual ticket or

$2,000 to sponsor a table of eight. Sponsorship for a table of 10 is

$2,200. The highly popular event will have appetizers and dinner

catered by Tango Café, a full cash bar provided by Trinity at City Beach

and music provided by Rox Music Company.

The needs of Bonner General Health are constantly evolving and

increasing. If you would like to make a donation to the foundation

to support the health care in our community, there are many ways to

do so. You can make a gift to honor the memory of someone who has

made a difference in your life or to commemorate a special occasion.

You may also leave a legacy through gifting through your estate—

through a bequest, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity

and life estate gift annuity.

“You may also donate by volunteering your time to support quality

patient care and support services to our many service lines,” said

Binnall. “Every donor’s contribution helps build the hospital and

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additional service programs that make

excellent health care possible for those who

live in Sandpoint and the surrounding areas. A

gift to the Bonner General Health Foundation

multiplies your generosity many times over.”

Members of the Bonner General Health

Foundation are Debbie Heiser, Georgia

Simmons, Justin Dick, Margi Gunter, Grant

Simmons, Chris Chambers, Carol Davis,

Allen McClelland, Stephanie Aitken, Dr. Tom

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members are Matt Mire and Justin Schuck.

To learn more about the 2020 Heart Ball, to

sponsor a table or purchase tickets, please

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POPPING YOUR SHOULDER INSTEAD OF

NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS?

Reasons why your shoulder may be making a popping sound

By Mindy Murray, OTR/L and Owner, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

I

often hear this question in my practice: “Why is my shoulder popping?”

There are multiple reasons for this common issue, as the shoulder is a

complex and unstable joint. It is comprised of bone, ligaments, cartilage

and tendons that allow for ease of movement in so many different

directions, but this is also why the shoulder is a commonly injured joint that

results in shoulder pain.

Why do I have shoulder pain and popping? Before you assume the worst, ask

yourself the following:

1. Is the popping I feel painful?

2. Has there been a recent injury of my shoulder resulting in any pain?

3. Does my shoulder feel stable?

4. Is it accompanied by any weakness?

Clicking and popping can occur for many reasons. If it is painless, it can

be just a harmless joint noise known as crepitus. On the other hand, if it is

associated with pain, it may be due to degenerative arthritis from years of

wear and tear. This occurs when the cartilage that protects the bone has worn

down and becomes rough. The result is increased joint inflammation and

shoulder pain. It can continue to progress causing loss of motion, strength,

and eventually inability to use the arm.

Clicking and popping can also be due to repetitive overuse of the shoulder,

resulting in bursitis and tendinitis. The rotator cuff tendons can become worn

down slowly over time, much like the sole of a shoe that eventually wears

apart. If left untreated, the result is a tearing of the rotator cuff tendon, which

causes increased pain, inability to sleep, lost motion, decreased strength and

inability to use the arm with many daily activities.

Shoulder pain and impingement occur when the space between the top of

the shoulder blade and the top of the upper arm bone is narrowed due to

swelling and inflammation. This causes a pinching of the rotator cuff tendons

and bursa. Untreated, this too can lead to tearing of the rotator cuff tendons

and lost function in the shoulder.

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Shoulder instability occurs when the head of

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In many cases, the ligaments are too loose. The

result is additional damage to the cartilage of

the shoulder and increased pain and weakness.

If left untreated, the episodes can increase in

severity and frequency.

Treatment of Shoulder Pain and Popping

If you are like me, you want the easiest, most

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main goals should be empowering you on how

to address the issue so it will go away—forever.

Several clinical tests are performed to identify

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and muscle function. Typical treatments may

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1. Protection of the shoulder is initially a must

to prevent further damage. This may include

relative rest for a period of time and education

about damaging activities and movements.

2. Flexibility movements to increase mobility

without pain or discomfort. These should be

gentle and progressive with emphasis on proper

mechanics of the shoulder.

3. Progressive strengthening exercises for

different muscle groups. Examples include

specific rotator cuff exercises and shoulder-blade

strengthening (known as scapular stabilization).

4. Advanced techniques such as modalities like

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NATURAL, LIFTED,

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Lash enhancement

options and choosing the

best option for you

By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician,

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T

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

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yours. Let's explore the different options to help you

determine what will enhance one of your most alluring

features.

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

looking consistent.

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SCREENING AND PREVENTION

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER

By Kristin Algoe, MD OB/GYN

I go to the Emergency Room or Immediate Care?" Many

people ask this when they are injured, ill or have a family member

who needs medical treatment. Once winter approaches, there is

"Should

an increase of ice and snow, cases of cold and flu, and people

participating in winter activities, all of which are factors that can lead to

needing medical treatment.

Cervical cancer rates have decreased dramatically in the United States over

the last 30 years. This decrease is directly related to widespread and accepted

screening within our communities. These improvements are wonderful, but

cervical cancer remains a threatening and morbid disease. The American

Cancer Society estimates that this year in the U.S., there will be 13,170 new

cases of invasive cervical cancer, and 4,250 women will die from this disease.

Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of

35 and 44. The diagnosis is rare in women younger than 20. More than 15

percent of cervical cancer cases are found in women over 65. However, these

cancers rarely occur in women who get regular tests to screen for cervical

cancer before they turn 65.

Most cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in women who were never

screened or screened inappropriately. There are new technologies and

recommendations for cervical cancer screening evolving all of the time.

What should you know about the latest recommendations and how to

protect yourself from cervical cancer?

Pap tests are still the preferred method to screen for cervical cancer. A pap

test is a sample of cells collected from your cervix as part of a pelvic exam.

A test for HPV (human papilloma virus) may be added to your pap test

or tested after the results of your pap are read. This combination has been

shown to help identify precancerous cells that can be treated before turning

into cancer.

Pap screening is now recommended to start at age 21 and continue every

three years until age 30. After age 30, the screening interval may increase to

every five years. Any abnormal results will prompt more testing and followup.

You may be screened more often if you have risks due to immune system

deficiency. Screening may end at age 65 if you are at low risk.

Women typically do not need a pap test who have had a hysterectomy

(removal of the uterus, including the cervix) and have no history of prior

abnormal pap tests.

The HPV vaccine decreases risks of exposure to HPV, which very often

causes precancerous cells that can develop in the cervix. The HPV vaccine is

ideally given to girls and boys by 13 years of age. Adults can also receive the

HPV vaccine; ask your health-care provider if you are a candidate.

Although the HPV vaccine is very effective, it cannot clear HPV that may

already be present. Also, it is not 100 percent effective against all strains of

HPV. Therefore, it is important to continue with routine screening, even if

you are vaccinated.

All women should have access to screening. Many programs are available that

can help with the cost through most of your local primary care or OB/GYN

medical facilities. Please contact your local health department or Sandpoint

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further information.

Dr. Kristin Algoe is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and

Gynecology; she has practiced medicine at Sandpoint Women's Health since

July 2009.

References: American College of OB/GYN "Cervical Cancer Screening and

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SEASONAL

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WINTER

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WITHOUT THE DEEP

REST AND QUIETUDE

OF WINTER, THE

VITALITY OF SPRING

IS REDUCED AND

THE POTENTIAL FOR

THE ENTIRE YEAR IS

DIMINISHED.

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 and vitality.

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 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 slowcooked

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 cold smoothies.

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.

Self-Reflection: Winter is a time for deeply

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THE ORIGINS OF

THE GUT MICROBIOME

AND HOW TO FEED THE RIGHT ONES

TO STAY HEALTHY AND STRONG

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

It’s commonly thought we collect our microbiome while we are

being born. There is some truth to this since during childbirth, and

within seconds of being in the world, we get exposed to bacteria. But

researchers have discovered that the bacteria in infants’ early stools do

not match the same species that would have been collected while going

through the birth canal.

Estimates vary, but we could have just as many, if not more, bacteria in our

body than the number of cells we have. This would mean there are about 150

million genes from bacteria residing in our gut, mostly in the colon—150

times more than our own DNA. Whatever the numbers are, bacteria play an

important role in digesting what we eat.

The bacteria in our gut help break down carbohydrates, especially fruits and

vegetables, which our body typically has a hard time digesting. We would

not be able to break down much fiber without specialized bacteria. They can

break down proteins and produce nutrients our body needs, like vitamins B

and K, as well as butyrate.

So where does our gut microbiome originate? One study found that bacteria

actually inhabit the placenta and amniotic fluid, typically thought to be

sterile, and thus may begin to populate our digestive tract even before we are

born. They concluded that these bacteria are more representative of what is

in our mouths than the birth canal.

Whether a baby was delivered via cesarean or not, the bacterial makeup was

the same. This research tends to support other studies showing it may actually

be the antibiotics given during a cesarean that affect a newborn’s microbiome

more than the cesarean itself. As we grow, we begin to take on additional

bacteria from our environment and early foods.

While researchers go back and forth on the notion of the origin of our

microbiome and whether the placenta is sterile or not, one thing remains

solid: We have a lot of bacteria in our digestive system. About 3 to 6 pounds,

this is trillions of bacteria, representing several thousand different species.

In addition to helping break down large molecules of food into smaller ones,

bacteria in our gut fight off outside invaders. They keep us both healthy and

strong. Some bacteria are more helpful at these activities than others. And the

ones that stick around are the ones that affect us the most.

Bacteria can easily get pushed out of our digestive system. In order to survive

they must attach themselves to the lining of our gut. From there they do a lot

of the work protecting and feeding us. They do this by taking up space so the

bad guys don’t have a place to reside.

Feeding our gut bacteria the right foods is important to maintaining a healthy

gut microbiome. Most beneficial bacteria will thrive on vegetables and grains.

Think nutrient-dense whole foods, and you’re good to go.

Micro-organisms that are problematic tend to thrive on particles that are

small and sweet. This means anything made out of flour and sugar. Whether

it is wheat, corn, rice, coconut or almond flour, small particle sizes leave

detrimental bacteria with a lot of surface area to gorge on.

Blended or pressed drinks do the same thing, like juices and smoothies.

Products trying to look like milk are typically thickened and sweetened. Just

as much as harmful bacteria love small particles and sweet things, they love

these thickeners even more.

Regardless of their origin, considering your gut bacteria when eating is

important. Probiotics are top of my list as well. Take care of them and they’ll

take care of you.

Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the director of the Center for

Functional Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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FROM MODEL T

TO GT4

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 Americanmade

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

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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

with others.

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

Rather unique

to LeMay -

America’s Car

Museum is that

the collection

is held in

an “open air”

setting.

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automobile travel and helps a younger generation see

what a family road trip on this iconic highway looked

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 possible.

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 its history.

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 adult-only programs on the calendar. What’s truly

amazing is the museum is run almost entirely on a

volunteer basis. These folks handle everything from

tour guides, greeters and manning various interactive

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stations to monitoring the collections and

doing general maintenance and upkeep on the

collection.

While many of the museum’s collection will

likely never see outdoor roadways again, that

isn’t to say you won’t soon see and hear some

of them rumbling the streets of the Northwest.

“Our Drive Home program takes vehicles from

the collection and gets them out on the road

driving from one point to another,” explained

Bice.

In fact, part of the collection will take a unique

journey later this year. To recreate the iconic

American road trip, vehicles from LeMay will

be brought to California in late spring and

driven across the country, eventually landing

in Detroit for the American Auto Show in June.

The cars will be making stops at famous points

of interest and National Parks along the way.

“We really want to keep the hobby alive, and

“We have dedicated

spaces for kids

and families to

really experience

automobiles.”

this is a great opportunity to get people to see

these cars up close, outside, and appreciate the

history,” said Bice.

While any time of year is a great time to visit,

those wanting an even more unique experience

will want to mark their calendars for the

evening of March 13. Each year, the museum

hosts a yearly party called Drive the Blues Away.

This year’s theme is “Viva Las Vegas.” Guests

can still wander throughout the museum, but

you’ll also be treated to food, drink and live

music as you peruse the collection. Tickets will

be going on sale soon for this exclusive event.

When the weather turns brighter and warmer,

you’ll find even more fun outside the museum

walls with Cruise Ins and Drive-In movies

featuring a 40-foot screen. Take a Spin will put

you in a moving car, which could be anything

from a Packard to a vintage fire truck.

There is always something new to find at

LeMay - America’s Car Museum. New visitors

are astonished by the sheer scope of the place,

while members continue to find new details

they might have missed on previous visits.

Nowhere else can you find a collection of such

variety, all thanks to the incredible generosity

of Harold and Nancy LeMay.

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TAKE FITNESSINTO

YOUR OWN HANDS

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,

physical fitness.

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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yoga sequences into your TRX training, taking

each to the next level as the support from the

straps allows for increased intensity when you

simply change your body angle. Find new workout

inspiration in the TRX app, which releases new

workouts regularly and is often included for one

year with your purchase of the bands.

Medicine ball - Revive your athleticism and

demonstrate your power with the medicine

ball. They can be thrown, caught and slammed,

allowing for the explosive movements that will get

the heart pumping and improve overall functional

performance. Available in varying weights and sizes,

you’ll have plenty of options—choose a weight that

will undoubtedly make you notice the additional

effort with each move but won’t compromise your

form. You can add the medicine ball into almost

any move, including cardio (hold and press it up

in jumping jacks), core work (weighted V-ups and

Russian twists) and dynamic strength (in a pushup,

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

low-impact, 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 there.

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

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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 strengthbased

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 groundbased

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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WORKOUT

FASHION

trends

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

athletic-wear consumerism.

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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

environmentally and socially conscious consumer. Eighty

percent of Patagonia’s snow collection is made with recycled

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AS ATHLETIC FASHION GROWS

IN POPULARITY, COMPANIES

ARE TRENDING TOWARD A

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OFFERING THAT CATERS TO

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fabrics; Athleta offers their “supersonic” leggings made of

recycled nylon fabric; and Adidas' Ultraboost shoe features

material made from recycled plastic found in beach and coastal

communities.

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

faster.

Technologically Innovative - Pretty is as pretty does, but it

needs to function well too. Multifunctionality is key to workout

clothing these days, which means it needs to hold up as well

at the gym as it does on the couch and seamlessly bridge

the transition between performance and comfort. Athletic

brands have increased their tech performance immensely over

past years, and 2020 is all about innovation. Look for highperformance

fabrics that keep you cool (or warm) and have

sweat-wicking properties for comfort in and out of the gym.

Ultra-sculpt leggings help to define muscle, while no-seam

technology makes that transition from workout to hangout

(literally) seamless. Running and training shoes are sleek and

light—and pack more of a punch when it comes to comfort for

your feet. And of course, don’t forget the actual inclusion of

tech into your gear. Whether it’s hidden pockets for your phone

or built-in tracking, workout fashion is all about making your

life a little easier.

Body Positive - The activewear world is finally catching on that

fit comes in all shapes and sizes. As athletic fashion grows in

popularity, companies are trending toward a more inclusive,

extensive offering that caters to all body types. Established

brands like Nike are increasing their size offerings, while

smaller labels like Good American or Girlfriend Collective are

actively promoting fashion inclusivity and body positivity in

their activewear, ensuring everyone a good fit in their fitness

lifestyle.

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and a Family Fun ride, awesome ride support and a fabulous afterride

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EAT RIGHT

healthy eating tips

BY JILLAN CHANDLER

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!

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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.

HOMEMADE “TREATS”

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

day.

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,

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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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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.

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

coffee.

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

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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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WHERE TO EAT

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WHAT TO DO

Easy Tours Yellowstone -

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Spirit of the North Sled dog Adventures -

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Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center -

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Yellowstone Giant Screen -

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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

again.

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

sleigh ride.

West Yellowstone is truly special during the wintertime. When planning

for your trip, prepare for extreme weather and pack layers and warm

clothing. Before heading out each day, check the weather forecast so you

don’t get caught in an unexpected storm. For more information, visit

DestinationYellowstone.com and YellowstoneDestination.com.

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Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho, USA

When you’re this high, you’ve gotta have some good pie.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Waterfront Views | Live Music | An Experience

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Happy New Year!

Sushi Thursday, every Thursday evening, 5 to close!

Order our quick to-go!

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

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Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs, and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

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Forty-One South

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. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

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Shoga Sushi

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2001

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Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newly

expanded menu has brought even more choices

to diners. If you are looking for family fun, a date

night or even a place to host a party in their private

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

keep you coming back for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.2995

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have

a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open

daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

CEDAR STREET BISTRO

Experience tasty food and great coffee in a truly unique setting.

Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted

Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and

wraps, stone-baked pizzas, dessert and savory crepes, fresh

salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from

7am to pm daily.

334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

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CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!

Open Sunday 9am to 6pm, and Monday through Friday 7am to

6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First St. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

& SILO BAR

Enjoy farm-fresh, seasonally inspired food. Brunch is served

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf and

smoked steelhead trout. Silo Bar open daily at 11am.

477227 Highway 95 N. | Ponderay

208.255.2603

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MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE

They now have homemade pies on Thursday! Come experience

the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls,

pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on their homemade

bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread.

Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm.

1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint

208.263.9446

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ACAI BOWL

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Brian Treat

NUTRIENT PROFILE:

350 calories (average)

24 grams of protein

High in micronutrients

Low-carb, low-sugar

INGREDIENTS:

¼ cup fresh organic blueberries

2-3 fresh organic strawberries

¼ cup Zola Acai Purée

¼ cup water

2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

2 scoops of berry-flavored protein powder

ice

METHOD:

• Pour blueberries into a 16-ounce cup, then add two to

three strawberries. Fill the cup to the top with ice. Pour

in blender.

• Add Zola Acai Purée and water to blender.

• Add vanilla protein powder and berry-flavored

protein powder.

• Blend on low speed, increasing speed as mixture

allows. Blend for approximately 2 minutes.

• Pour into a bowl of your choice, add desired toppings

and serve. Suggested toppings include sliced banana,

granola, coconut shavings, peanut or almond butter,

chia seeds, goji berries, pistachios and more!

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Delicious Food & Fun Cocktails

Take-out Available

Open 4:30PM – 9:00PM 7 Days a week

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

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Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

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JANUARY 2020

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ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going

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BANFF MOUNTAIN

FILM

FESTIVAL

World Tour Coming to Sandpoint for its 23rd year!

By Taylor Martin

January

17-19

For the 23rd year, the one and only Banff Mountain Film Festival will

be coming back to Sandpoint’s Panida Theater this month! For three

consecutive nights, be inspired by the international film competition

that all began in 1976 and originated in Banff, Alberta. This show,

as previous attendees might know, focuses on footage of specular

mountain subjects from all over the world. It originated as an outreach

program to bring the festival to other communities with tours across

three Canadian cities. However, they saw it as an opportunity to reach

other communities that couldn’t make it to the Canadian Rockies.

Therefore, Sandpoint made the tour!

Mark your calendars for the weekend of January 17 through 19. On

Friday and Saturday night, the doors will open at 6pm, with the film

beginning at 7. Sunday, doors will open at 5pm, and the film will follow

at 6. Tickets are now available for purchase at Eichardt’s, Burger Express

(in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry locations), Outdoor Experience and

the Alpine Shop. Tickets are also available for purchase on the Panida

Theater website at Panida.org. Any remaining tickets will be sold at

the door, but you don’t want to miss out, so buy now! Tickets are $18

in advance or $20 at the door. One of the best things about this event

is that a portion of the proceeds will go to Sandpoint’s local program

called North Idaho Mountain Sports Education (NIMSEF).

What will that do for NIMSEF? It will give 70 or more local kids a ski

pass to Schweitzer Mountain, with lessons and ski gear included.

Jeff Rouleau from NIMSEF will be the one raffling off the prizes at the

Panida Theater all three nights of the show. Bring your families and

friends to an unforgettable event that will start their 2020 year off with

a bang!

Wish to learn more about this amazing event? For more information,

you are welcome to visit their website at MountainFever.us. To learn

more about the North Idaho Mountain Sports Education Fund, please

visit NIMSEF.com.

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12

JANUARY

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

12

7:30 to 11:30pm

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JANUARY

The Hive and Dig Beats Productions once again welcomes Yonder

Mountain String Band, who for the past 20 years has redefined

bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre

beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing

the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation.

(For more information about YMSB, visit BeesWaxSystems.

com/thehive.) It's time to get your foot-stomping groove on

with YMSB! Don't miss your chance to witness this incredible

performance, which takes place Sunday, January 12, from 7:30

to 11:30pm at The Hive. Tickets are priced $25 to $35 and can be

purchased online at EventBrite.com.

NORTHERN LIGHTS AT SCHWEITZER

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6 to 7pm

Schweitzer Mountain Resort | Schweitzer.com

The month just got a bit brighter, as Sandpoint's Schweitzer

Mountain Resort will once again host their Northern Lights show.

Held in the Village on Saturday, January 18, the evening kicks off

at 6pm with a torchlight parade down Jam Session followed by a

massive fireworks show in the village. This is sure to be an event

the entire family won’t want to miss! Afterward, for those 21 and

older, head up to Taps for music and partying. While you’re at it,

you can make a night of it and book a stay at the resort. Find out

more online at Schweitzer.com.

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

25

8am to 4:30pm

UI Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

WomenInAg.WSU.edu

Hosted by UI Extension, Bonner County, don't miss the 2020

Women in Agriculture Conference. Held Saturday, January

25 at the University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture

Center, "Healthy Farms" is the theme for this year’s conference.

Experience an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration,

learning and networking with other women farmers. This is a

one-day event held simultaneously at sites throughout Alaska,

Hawaii, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Cost is $30 for early

bird pricing (until January 17), and $35 starting January 18.

Registration is required. For more information and to register,

please visit WomenInAg.WSU.edu or email Jennifer Jensen at

jenjensen@uidaho.edu.

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L O C A L E X P E R T

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Come live the Dover lifestyle without the planned development restriccons! This well-built beauty, taken down to the foundaaon and remodeled

in 2014, boasts a large, open floor plan, main floor bedroom with aaached bath, second floor loo bedroom (non-conforming, no

closet), third bedroom with adjacent bath, large laundry room and a lovely sun room overlooking the gardens and fenced yard. Outside you'll find

mature fruit trees, berries, perennial plannngs, paao and covered front porch. Appliances included for a turn-key experience. $397,000

Come to Ridgehaven and enjoy absolute privacy

on this gently sloped 5 acre parcel.

Remove some trees and open up gorgeous

views of the Selkirks and Schweitzer Mountain,

while keeping plenty of usable ground

for the home site. $55,000

Absolutely Idaho - here's your mountain retreat

site! 5 acres with filtered views of Lake

Pend O'Reille that can be drasscally improved

with thinning. Come experience this

peaceful, private locaaon 17 miles to Sandpoint

away from the noise of everyday life.

$59,000

2.2 ACRE building lot in an area of fine

homes with gorgeous mountain views, filtered

water views and lots of sunny exposure,

approximately 15 minutes' drive to

Sandpoint or Priest River. Wetlands exist,

approved building spot. $79,500

LOT 5 - $40,000 LOT 13 - $50,000 Lot 14 - $40,000

Bear Claw Subdivision. Three lots available in a quiet, natural seeng. East of Cark Fork, Idaho – a sportsman’s

paradise with the Clark Fork River that feeds the great Pend O’Reille Lake, all there for your enjoyment.

Hike or hunt out your back door with US Forest Service property directly adjacent to the subdision.

Come discover absolutely amazing views from

this 3.6 acre parcel ADJACENT TO FOREST SERVICE

in highly desirable Canyon Creek Ranch. Build

among nature with views that sweep across the

mountains, and hike for miles out your back door

directly to public lands in this very quiet locaaon.

Power and phone are to the property. $130,000

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L O C A L E X P E R T

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Come live the country lifestyle on 20 gorgeous acres adjacent to Forest Service with year-round Crystal Creek, a pond, barn, and amazing

views that span the valley. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home includes wood burning stove, propane heater, old-fashioned cook stove, propane

on-demand hot water and main floor master bedroom with adjacent covered porch. The barn with milking room built in 2010 has separate

power meter and could be converted to guest space. The land is the perfect mix of forest and open areas, in a very private seeng with excellent

sun exposure and access to miles of trails. This offering is priced mindful of a buyer's desire to update the home. $460,000

Acreage opportunity, outside city limits! 28.13

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on the north and east boundaries by county-maintained

Woolsey Road. Gorgeous mountain

views abound. Property currently assessed

for agricultural use, taxed at $323/year (2018).

Buyer to verify $425,000

4.96 acres with lovely sunny exposure & gorgeous

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Come find peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and

views that go for miles on this 20.15 acres just

south of Sandpoint, ID. Seppc installed and

electricity is to the property corner, ready for

you to complete the building vision, or buy and

hold for future plans. Elk, deer, and other

mature wildlife abound. $105,000

Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker

Since 2000, Jackie has helped buyers and sellers

navigate the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market.

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