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OCTOBER 2020

VOLUME 10 NUMBER 10

inside

Bulldog Football Welcomes the 2020 Season

Coach Knowles on hard work, building relationships

and achieving success

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Team Roster and Schedule

Don't miss out on any Bulldog games! 78

In Their Words

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s families have begun the

transition into fall with

the return of school, fall

sports and other activities,

many of our neighboring communities are

yet again struggling with new hardships, as

fires have come in fiercely. From California

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safety is once again being threatened.

As devastating as this is, it again reminds

me of the true heroes that surround us

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us all, as well as the officers ensuring that

those who are forced to evacuate from their

homes do so safely. And then there are those

in the community who have opened up

their homes for those who have lost theirs;

sharing what they have with those who have

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Each day comes with blessings as well as

hardships. We have seen this more during

the recent months than we have in a very

long time. But our communities are strong,

and no matter the battle, we will prevail and

come out with a new hope and a strength

that we didn’t know we had.

Here at Like Media, we are fortunate to share

with our readers all the positive that can be

found around us, even when in the midst of

crisis. As you flip through the pages of this

month’s issue and read our uplifting stories,

we hope that you are inspired by the people

and organizations we highlight, while also

showing your support to our advertisers,

who help make it possible for us to bring

you Sandpoint Living Local each month. We

pray that despite the negativity that you see

through to the positive that can be found.

Each day is a blessing, and it is up to us to

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AFTER

LIVING LOCAL

GO

BULLDOGS

Ride 4 Relief

PTSD survivor advocating for the

health and support of his peers

SHS

Football

Everything you need to know

about the Bulldogs 2020 season

It's Pumpkin

Season

Celebrate at the Hickey Farms

Fall Pumpkin Festival

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME

FOOTBALL!? Bulldog football that is, as

the Sandpoint High School football season

is in full swing! Be sure to get out and cheer

on your "Dawgs" and show them some love

with that awesome community support. Our

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taken by photographer Jason Duchow of Jason

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

It's Pumpkin Season: Celebrate at Hickey Farms'

Fall Pumpkin Festival

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Critter Apothecary: Keeping people and animals

healthy—naturally

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GOOD NEWS

All About Apples: Sandpoint Organic

Agriculture Center shares learning, research ...

and fruit!

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IN FOCUS

Camp Out of the Box: Panhandle Forest

provides many unique locations

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center:

Local chiropractic neurologist focuses on

finding solutions

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SUPPORTING EDUCATORS

Supporting Our Local Teachers: 5 simple ways

to show you care all year long

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LIVING LOCAL

Living Life to the Tune of a Different Time: A

man of many talents, many names and many lives

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Lumber Marketing Services: 30 years serving

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sneak peak into October ...

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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FEATURE STORY

Ride 4 Relief: PTSD survivor advocating for the

health and support of his peers

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SHS FOOTBALL

Hear from the coach, check on game schedules,

view the Varsity roster and see which players are

taking it to the next level

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Get Away with a Fall Visit to Lopez Island: The

most rural of the three major San Juan Islands

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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FEATURED RECIPE

Be a chef at home with our monthly seasonally

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don’t miss out on these events and fun

community happenings

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Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist

KEEPING YOUR HOME WARM AND COZY ALL WINTER LONG

By Nikki Luttmann, Seven Bee Interiors

For Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One, and Selkirk Glass and Cabinets

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. I love the

changing of the leaves, the deep reds and golds that brighten

up our landscape, and the thought of spending time indoors

beside a warm fire. This year, it seems that the signs are

pointing to a cold and snowy winter season. Berries are heavy on the trees,

the squirrels are extra busy stashing nuts and seeds, and it sounds like La

Nina might be showing her face this winter, meaning frigid temperatures

for us in the Pacific Northwest.

When it comes to home maintenance, we can take a lesson from nature.

Preparedness is the key to staying warm, cozy and worry-free all winter

long. The following checklist is a good refresher for those of you who are

long-time Idaho residents, and a must-do for those of you who are new

to the area. Though I’m an interior designer, I’ve seen my fair share of

damage caused by winter cold and storms. I’m often brought in after the

fact to help restore the home to what it was, but often the damage could

have been prevented with a little prep and some elbow grease (yours or a

professional’s) before the onset of winter.

1. If you have a crawl space, be sure to close your vents. This prevents

your plumbing and other utilities under the house from freezing. It’s

also a good idea to double check any insulation you might have in your

crawlspace and attic. Pests have been known to gnaw away at insulating

material around pipes and openings, creating a space where cold air can

get in and do damage.

2. Check your gutters. Having your gutters cleaned not only keeps water

flowing away from the house, where it should, but also keeps ice and

other material from clogging them further, creating a hazard that can

damage your roof.

3. Have a professional check your heating system, especially if you are

dependent in any way on wood heat for the winter, this is a must. Creosote

can build up in your flue, causing a possible fire hazard that many of us

are unaware of.

4. Have your exterior plumbing drained and turned off. Exterior plumbing

issues, such as frozen pipes, can cause interior and exterior damage when

the weather gets very cold, due to burst pipes when the ice expands inside.

5. If you leave for the winter, do not turn off your heat completely. I realize

that many people do this, but you are much better off turning the heat

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Preparedness is the key to staying warm, cozy

and worry-free all winter long.

to 55 degrees and leaving it there for the winter. Freezing temperatures

inside a home can damage drywall, flooring, cabinetry, plumbing, even

the framing of your home. Leaving the heat on at a low temperature keeps

your finishes from suffering damage and makes for a happy homeowner

in the spring when you return!

6. If you live in a location where power goes out frequently, it is a good

idea to invest in a generator. This ensures a safe and warm winter should

the power go out for an extended time.

7. Have your septic tank pumped before winter sets in. Not only is it very

difficult to locate and open a septic tank when it is under four feet of snow,

but a full septic tank is also more likely to back up in early spring when

the ground is saturated and more difficult to percolate the discharge into

the drain field.

8. Check your windows and doors for a good seal. Poor seals on doors and

windows are a leading cause of utility bill creepage in the winter months.

After all, it’s expensive to heat the outdoors!

9. If you have a basement with a sump-pump, do make sure the pump is

in working order. There is nothing worse than coming down the stairs to

your basement and finding it flooded. I’ve re-done countless basements

in the City of Sandpoint and throughout Bonner County, where the water

table is high after a failed sump-pump led to a flood situation. These are

never fun!

10. Finally, check the trees around your home. We’ve already had a few

tough windstorms this year, and trees can do major damage if they are

not in good health. Have dead branches removed, as well as any trees

that are deemed a hazard. I can only imagine the devastation and terror

that would accompany a tree coming down through someone’s home.

While this is not always preventable, proper maintenance at least limits

the possibility of this tragedy occurring.

While the above list may not be the most fun aspect of home ownership,

these are certainly necessary items to cross off your to-do list. While I love

working with people on remodeling their homes, I’d like it to be on their

terms, not because of an insurance claim or the wrath of Old Man Winter!

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Brian Smith is happy to be back

in the classroom for his 21st year

as an educator. “Last spring was

particularly challenging with the

lack of face-to-face instruction. Students

can learn so much from each other,” he

explained.

Always one to continue to

learn and adapt, Brian took

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school year head on, with

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one another. “I will always

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have students meaningfully

engage with one another,

regardless of the situation."

Brian teaches government

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Sandpoint High School. He

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With more than two decades’ experience,

Brian has seen many of his students go

on to higher education, become leaders in

their workplace and begin raising families.

It brings him great joy when he bumps

into a previous student and they mention

the impact he had on their younger self.

“It is a great reminder

that every interaction

is an opportunity to

have a positive impact

on someone else, and

I am fortunate to be

a part of a profession

that provides me so

many opportunities

with so many amazing

individuals.”

Brian’s goals for this

school year are the same

as in the past: challenge

his students, foster

productive discussion

and open a few minds to

perspectives they might not have considered

before. He encourages his students to work

through differences in opinions in order

to reach the goal they all have in common.

"No matter what the job or task is, people

respond positively to someone who is

solution-oriented and that acts with pride,

enthusiasm and a commitment to a job well

done,” said Brian.

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REDISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE

AND MOTIVATION

Releasing the kinetic power

of strategic tension

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner,

Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

Recently, it’s been a struggle to find my motivation to get out

and do things—even things I love to do. Based on some

conversations I’m having, I’m not the only one feeling this

way. Why are so many of us struggling to get out and do the

things we know bring us joy? Where is this resistance coming from?

I thought about the near-constant stream of bad news. All the social

and political conflict. The threat of the virus pandemic and the

economic uncertainty; dwelling on all of that leaves me exhausted,

thinking, “Why shouldn’t I be struggling to get motivated? Look at

everything that’s going on!”

Those questions were a distraction and an easy way to stay confused

and uncertain. They were also a way for me to excuse myself from

doing anything about it. By projecting my current worries and

frustrations into the future, giving those questions all my energy, I

was effectively excusing myself from the responsibility of getting into

action.

For me, doing what I love to do means cultivating relationships and

having transformative conversations. For you, it might be something

different. We all know what energizes us, what gets us flowing in our

gifts. The build-up of energy between thinking about doing something

and actually doing it causes tension in the space between imagining

our future and creating it. When we are not intentional about being

in action, doubt and negativity creep into that space. We hear it in the

little voice that whispers, “I don’t feel like it” and “I’m not ready,” or

“This can wait, do it tomorrow.”

Like all energy, this tension can be shifted from something that holds

us back to something that propels us forward. Physicists define this

as the transformation from potential energy to kinetic energy. That

energy transfer begins with a release, with giving up the excuses and

getting into action. When we do this, the tension holding us back

becomes a mode of action propelling us forward.

Sometimes, when we feel ourselves slipping into the cycle of thinking

about doing, we need a pattern interrupter, a thinking partner we trust

who has permission to help us pause that cycle and help us refocus our

thoughts so they become actions. Whether it comes from ourselves

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The build-up of

energy between

thinking about

doing something

and actually doing

it causes tension in

the space between

imagining our future

and creating it.

Happy Halloween!

or someone else, that pattern interrupt creates

an opportunity to step away from the questions

that lead us in circles, all those “what abouts”

and “what ifs” that take us nowhere. As we

make the shift from thinking about what we’re

going to do and start doing whatever it is that

brings us joy and helps us grow, the tension

we feel, all that potential energy, begins to

transform into kinetic energy, becoming the

momentum we need to keep moving forward.

So, today, if you’re struggling to get going,

finding excuses to keep from turning your

thinking into doing, reach out to a thinking

partner who will be a pattern interrupter

for you, focus your intention, and do the

thing. Just get started, and you will feel the

energy begin to build and grow and change.

Continue that mode of action, regardless of

the circumstances, and the momentum will

continue to build. Do the thing, and then you’ll

get the energy to do the thing.

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It’s Pumpkin Season!

CELEBRATE AT HICKEY FARMS' FALL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

By Abigail Thorpe

Hickey Farms is getting ready for their eighth annual Fall

Pumpkin Festival, starting the first weekend in October!

Head on out to the family favorite farm every weekend in

October for live entertainment, a large pumpkin patch,

kids’ activities, food vendors and more.

Set in a beautiful valley just Northeast of Sandpoint off Highway 200,

Hickey Farms boasts beautiful views of Schweitzer Mountain and the

changing colors of the season while visitors wander the pumpkin patch

and corn maze. The family farm—now in its fourth generation—has

been in the family since 1923.

Each year, the Pumpkin Festival offers a place for families to come

together and celebrate the best of fall. The farm is open Fridays, 3 to

5:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5:30pm. Kids will

enjoy the large slide, Wriggle Worm, hay rides and bouncy house while

the family wanders the food vendors, large barn with local crafts, and

more. Every Saturday and Sunday enjoy live entertainment from locals

like Devon Wade, Brian Jacobs and Star the Magician.

“We try to be a safe place where kids can come and people can come

and just meet their neighbor and disconnect from the fast life for a

while and enjoy a nice fall day,” says Dean Holt, one of Hickey Farms'

family members. “We want it to be a fun place for kids and families to

get to grow and have something they can look forward to each year... a

place for you to see your neighbor and have a good conversation.”

For more information, current hours and contact info, visit

HickeyFarmsIdaho.com.

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A Desire for

a Thriving

Community

Keeping people and animals

healthy—naturally

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

CRITTER APOTHECARY

464138 U.S. Highway 95

Sagle, Idaho 83860

208.265.2277

OnlyLocal.Farm/CritterApothecary

“Nothing feels better than helping

another person or animal. I knew

from the time I was a small child that

I wanted to help people, and that

became my life’s journey.”

In 2016, Thomas and Darla Fletcher made the move to North Idaho.

Drawn to the mountains and the four seasons—which their home state

of Texas didn’t offer—the couple was seeking an agrarian lifestyle that

they so admired of generations past.

The appeal of the “simple” life that can be found in a small town, where

residents know their neighbors and are an integral part of the community, is

what ultimately brought them to North Idaho. Since day one, the Fletchers

have been dedicated to improving the local agricultural community, which

is why they created Only Local Farmers’ Market.

“When we realized the difficulty and challenges that face small farm and

ranch operations, we decided to open Only Local as another option for

local farmers and ranchers to sell their products. We farm and ranch

too, so we know firsthand the difficulties in getting products to market,”

says Thomas. “We offer our time and resources to local small producers

and give them an opportunity to market their products year-round. This

allows them to stay focused on their farming/ranching and not worry

about selling products.”

The Critter Apothecary is another way Darla, RN and Thomas, MD give to

the community they love. Opened July 1 of this year, the pair created this

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unique business catering to those seeking herbals, salves and tinctures

to promote the health and wellness for themselves and family, both two

legged and four legged.

“Organic herbal products are a healthy alternative that, along with

education, contribute to a healthier and happier population,” affirms

Darla. “Wellness begins with a healthy immune system. We want to keep

people healthy by teaching them to support their immune system.”

Located in Sagle, Idaho, customers will find a wide array of certified

organic remedies from Dr. Paul’s Lab and other local purveyors of holistic

products. In addition, the apothecary stocks organic holistic veterinary

products for cattle, horses, sheep, goats and poultry, along with a variety

of remedies for human use as well.

The Critter Apothecary was born from the tragic loss of one of Darla and

Thomas’ cows last winter. Darla recalls the event: “One of our cows came

down with pneumonia, and even with the vet coming to the farm on a

daily basis, we ended up losing her and the unborn calf. I was devastated

that we couldn’t save her. Out of desperation, I called my friend, a local

organic dairy farmer, for advice. That’s when I learned about Dr. Paul’s

products and the importance of building immunity before sickness sets

in. We still value traditional veterinarian care, but we now supplement all

our animals with Dr. Paul’s products.”

The reward for the work they do is immense, as customers return to

thank the Fletchers for the insightful information they have generously

offered along with the array of available products for purchase. “We are

proud to be offering the best certified-organic remedies available to our

customers,” says Darla. “Given our combined 65 years in traditional

medicine, we are impressed that the time to intervene is before anyone

gets sick. An ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure.”

Darla and Thomas invite you to stop by their Critter Apothecary Sunday

through Friday from noon to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. You

can find them in the Only Local Farmers’ Market on Highway 95, just

north of Cocolalla Lake.

“Nothing feels better than helping another person or animal. That’s why

I became a nurse,” smiles Darla. “I knew from the time I was a small

child that I wanted to help people, and that became my life’s journey. The

Critter Apothecary is another way that I can continue to help people and

promote health and wellness.”

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The Inside Scoop: All About Apples

SANDPOINT ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CENTER SHARES

LEARNING, RESEARCH ... AND FRUIT!

By Abigail Thorpe

“OUR PRIMARY

GOAL IS TO

ATTRACT

ORGANIC

AGRICULTURE

RESEARCH."

Nearly 50 acres of orchard land at

the base of Schweitzer Mountain

off Boyer Road is recognizable to

locals as the former Sandpoint

Orchard, with its diverse selection of varieties.

Today, the orchard and adjoining acreage make

up the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

(SOAC)—an organization with the University of

Idaho Extension Office that provides a hands-on

research and education facility for students and

community members.

Established in August 2018 through support of a

USDA grant and a generous donation from the

Pence family, SOAC now covers 66 acres, including

a certified organic orchard specializing in heritage

apple varieties, dormitories, a retreat center and

additional land for growing and research.

“Our primary goal is to attract organic agriculture

research, as we are the university's only certified

organic research station,” says Kyle Nagy,

superintendent and orchard operations manager

for SOAC.

The center creates an opportunity for new

educational experiences in the community and

college for people dedicated to sustainable and

organic growing. Up to this point, these have

mostly included projects that relate to soil health

and pest management, but Nagy sees opportunity

for much more.

“We understand that we are not in an agricultural

hub of the state, so we want to pursue work that is

applicable to Idaho's statewide agricultural goals,

but we also want to focus on projects and research

that are meaningful to North Idaho residents,” he

explains.

The unique climate of the Inland Northwest region

makes the center a prime location for helping to

determine which crops and varieties will do well

here. The center’s wide variety of apple, plum, pear

and cherry trees helps determine which are best

suited to Sandpoint.

Sixty-eight varieties of apples currently exist in the

orchard—mostly heirloom varieties that can only

be found in a small selection of orchards across

the country. Because of this, and its dedication

to further research and preservation of heirloom

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varieties, SOAC established the Heritage Orchard Conference in May

2019, which brought around 70 people in from around the Pacific

Northwest.

The second annual conference was planned for this fall, but due to

the pandemic, SOAC has had to shift gears. The result is an exciting

opportunity for the local community to learn from home, as the

conference will now be offered as a free webinar series, which started

August 19 and extends through April 2021.

The webinar will feature a live-stream every third Wednesday of each

month, featuring speakers covering topics from pruning and grafting to

genetic identification and historical fruit uses.

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The conference and webinar are free and open to anyone who’s interested.

For those who can’t make it to the live stream, each webinar is recorded

for later viewing. Previous highlights you can currently find online are

John Bunker, one of the best-known apple explorers around.

In December, watch out for a webinar with Dan Bussey—whose seven

volume book set includes information on over 16,000 apple varieties

from the United States and Canada. “We also have Boundary County

local Casimir Holeski, of the Boundary County Orchard Restoration

Project, giving a class on restorative pruning of old fruit trees scheduled

for February 2021,” shares Nagy.

SOAC also plans to put an advisory committee together this fall to help

direct efforts to areas of concern for local farmers and ranchers in North

Idaho.

One of the key distinctions of the center is its beautiful infrastructure.

The large conference building and dormitory makes it possible for the

center to host interns, summer guests, 4-H groups and traveling campus

classes. The center even opens its doors to local nonprofit organizations

and educational events, although it is not available for private events.

“The other thing that sets us apart is our dedication to organic and

sustainable agriculture research,” says Nagy. “Organic agriculture is a

fast-growing segment of food production, and SOAC gives North Idaho

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residents and UI students the opportunity to learn about sustainable

practices. We are very excited to host interns from UI that are interested in

sustainable practices, including undergraduates pursuing the sustainable

food systems major.”

In addition to its UI-Extension classes, educational outreach programs

and conferences, SOAC typically offers orchard tours and a public apple

tasting in normal years (public events like the tasting are limited for this

year), although the facilities are not regularly open to the public. “Our

hope is to develop courses taught directly through SOAC to area residents

on subjects such as fruit tree maintenance and season extension,” shares

Nagy.

While the facilities are not frequently open to the public, the orchard

does offer u-pick raspberries late June through July, and bulk fruit sales to

people looking to make sauce, cider and pies. The majority of the produce

produced by the orchard is sold retail through local stores like Yokes

and Winter Ridge, including cherries, apples and pears. They also press

their own organic cider each year, which can be found in stores usually

October through December.

Visit the SOAC website at UIdaho.edu/cals/sandpoint-organicagriculture-center

to register for webinars or to find out more about the

center. The best way to see what is currently being harvested is to visit

their Facebook page @SandpointOrganicAgricultureCenter.


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2020

was the summer of camping.

Just about every RV sales lot

you drove by was nearly empty of inventory

as cooped up Idahoans fled to the woods.

Campgrounds all across the Panhandle where

one might typically pull in and easily find a

spot were suddenly in high demand, and those

who arrived late sometimes ended up driving

around in hopes of landing anywhere to park

a trailer or pitch a tent. It’s hard to predict

whether this will be a one-off or the new

normal in outdoor recreation.

While Idaho boasts many exceptional

campgrounds, when at capacity, noise from

other campers can detract from the sense of

peace, quiet and serenity in nature that many

campers seek. One place you are sure to find

solitude is by booking some of the Panhandle’s

more unique camping options, which can

include fire lookouts, outposts and decadesold

cabins. One such cabin is Red Ives, which

provides a fun and unique shelter far from

anything resembling a town.

The Red Ives cabin is located along the St. Joe

River about 75 miles from St. Maries, Idaho,

and 29 miles from the small town of Avery. The

cabin served as living quarters for the St. Joe

Ranger Station of the Red Ives Ranger District

in the St. Joe National Forest from the early

1930s up until 1984.

As one of the more unique wilderness rentals

available, it is extremely popular—and

reservations fill up quickly. For a long time

reservations were held on a lottery basis,

though recently this was switched over to

a first-come first-served basis; something I

learned in May when the thought of trying

to get into the lotto popped back in my head.

Red Ives, along with many other lookouts and

unique camping areas across the Panhandle,

can now be reserved through Recreation.gov.

Each cabin, campground or lookout opens up

for reservations 180 days before it opens for the

season. For example, if Red Ives cabin opens

May 30, 2021, then reservations can begin

being made November 30, 2020. This will vary

for each location. You can check the website or

call the Ranger District directly to see when

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CAMP OUT OF THE BOX

PANHANDLE FOREST PROVIDES MANY UNIQUE LOCATIONS

BY COLIN ANDERSON

opening day 2021 will be for your desired spot.

If you miss out on a prime weekend reservation,

don’t let it completely discourage you. Unlike

the previous lottery format, reservations

booked through Recreation.gov can be

canceled without fee, which is how my wife and

I ended up with a Saturday and Sunday night in

July despite waiting until May to see if anything

was available.

From St. Maries, the drive along the shadowy

St. Joe is incredibly scenic. The further you get

from town the steeper and narrower the river

canyon gets. When you reach Avery, you’re

about halfway to the cabin time wise. Once a

bustling railroad depot, the town is now home

to less than 100 people and is used as a fly

fishing outpost for those seeking west slope

cutthroat trout and also a place for campers in

the area to grab something they forgot or a slice

of pizza and a draft beer at the newly opened

TFP restaurant and bar. From Avery, you drive

another 29 miles to the clearly marked Red

Ives Road #218. The cabin is 10 miles up the

single-lane road. The road is hard packed, but

be aware of large potholes; a vehicle with good

ground clearance is highly recommended. It’s

a one-lane road with a surprising amount of

traffic, but there are typically turnouts every ¼

to ½ mile to let vehicles pass one another. The

cabin is located a short walk from the ranger

station, and keys are accessed in a lock box in

which the code is given to you by the forest

service before check-in.

The cabin contains two bedrooms: one with

a queen, another with two sets of bunk beds,

and also a queen futon in the living room. It

is surprisingly spacious for a nearly 100-yearold

structure. There is no electricity, but there

is hot and cold running water as well as a

propane refrigerator and stove/oven. Though

several large lanterns are provided, be sure to

bring additional flashlights or lamps, as the

cabin receives very little sunshine. There is an

outdoor fire pit and a front porch with chairs

to relax on.

The cabin is located at a junction where

backwoods campers and other recreationalists

can access hiking, mountain biking,

backcountry camping and horseback trails.

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Others take the road all the way into Montana for a scenic drive. The

huge increase in popularity of OHV and more stable ATVs have made

accessing these locations even easier for recreationalists. We saw a steady

stream of traffic throughout the day, which was a little surprising. Yet

when evening set in, the traffic subsided, leaving you with a sense of

true isolation. The river is directly across from the cabin, as is a large

meadow where Forest Service pack horses are held and cared for. We

watched a moose wander into the pen and, after dark, a deer crept into

our backyard, just 15 yards from our campfire. The sound of the water

and the brilliance of the night stars couldn’t have been more peaceful.

From the cabin you can see the area by vehicle or tackle one of the many

hiking trails of varying difficulty located in the area. Since implementing

catch and release only, the trout fishing on the St. Joe continues to

improve, and there are fishing holes within walking distance and a short

drive to wet your line. At a cost of $100 per night with the ability to sleep

up to eight, Red Ives provides a great wilderness experience with a few

extra creature comforts. To reserve Red Ives and other unique locations,

visit Recreation.gov and type in Panhandle National Forest.

A few additional camping destinations for your consideration:

Deer Ridge Lookout, 25 miles northeast of Bonners Ferry - 14x14

lookout with two twin beds and views of the Purcell Mountain range

in Idaho, Canada and Montana. A well-maintained road provides easy

access. Non-electric, and guests should bring plenty of water for drinking

and dishes. Fantastic hiking from the lookout, and fishing for brook and

rainbow trout is available in the Moyie River.

Magee Ranger Cabin, 60 miles from Kingston Exit, I-90 - One of the

larger cabins available for rent, this two-story facility was built in 1922

and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cabin is similar

to Red Ives with no electricity but does contain a propane stove and

refrigerator. The cabin is located near the Independence Creek Trail

System, with 34 miles of trails suitable for hiking, motorcycle riding,

horseback riding and mountain biking.

Kalispell Island Boat-In Campground, Priest Lake - As the name implies,

the only way to get to the 264-acre island is by boat or paddle. There are

51 single sites available and one group site, which can all be reserved.

There are fire pits and picnic tables, but campers will need to bring their

own waste buckets as well as all other pack-in pack-out supplies.

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Wellness

Awaits

Local chiropractic neurologist focuses on

finding solutions

By Jillian Chandler

NORTH IDAHO CHIROPRACTIC

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If you are suffering from chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, autoimmune

disease, headaches, vertigo, neurological disorders, decreased brain or body

function, memory loss or vertigo, chiropractic neurology can help you! With

practices in both Sandpoint, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, North Idaho

Chiropractic Neurology Center provides a place of hope and healing for those

suffering a variety of ailments.

Opened in February of 2020, Dr. F. Blake Ambridge, DC, DACNB, ND brings his more

than 35 years of experience to the Inland Northwest. After 32 years of practice in the

Northern California wine country, he and his wife Amy had their sights set on the

future, looking to relocate to the “perfect place” for their family. In 2016, Dr. Ambridge,

Amy and their children moved to Sandpoint. “We wanted to be closer to family and in

a community that would embrace our family and provide us the tight community and

outdoor opportunities we longed to have out our back door,” says Amy.

After relocating to North Idaho, Dr. Ambridge, who is well loved by his patients in

California, continued to care for them, commuting to his busy California practice for

over three years before deciding to start a practice in North Idaho.

“We have a specialized practice and focus on complex cases, giving the patient and

doctor the time to really unravel the cause of their condition so that underlying causes—

not just symptoms—are addressed,” says Amy, who is NICNC’s director of community

relations. “No two patients are alike or receive the same care. We schedule our patients

based on their conditions, so they have the time to really find solutions.”

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As a chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Ambridge is an expert in “brain-based”

therapy modalities; therapies directed by an understanding of the brain’s

role in movement, balance and control of function.

“I love the science behind health and the challenge of restoring optimal

function and wellness,” says Dr. Ambridge. Inspired by whole-body

health, he was drawn to natural healing, which is reflective of what he

does through his practice. By using appropriate methods of therapy from

vestibular therapies to mobilization and condition-specific brain and

body exercises, chiropractic neurologists are able to successfully alleviate

symptoms from acute/chronic pain, movement disorders to numbness

and tingling, tremors and more.

Additionally, Dr. Ambridge expanded his training and obtained a degree

as a naturopath, which has allowed him to utilize powerful natural

ways to regenerate the body. Regenerative medicine can include stem

cell, ozone, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), peptide therapy and IV vitamin

therapy to stimulate tissues to build and create healing and regeneration

in the body. Addressing chronic autoimmune and infection conditions

through advanced testing is another way Dr. Ambridge gets to the root

of the problem.

With only 650 board-certified chiropractic neurologists in the world,

Sandpoint is truly fortunate to have one of them right here in our

community. And Dr. Ambridge couldn’t be more fulfilled as he pursues

his life’s work. “I get to see results and have the satisfaction of individuals

who are struggling and less able to enjoy life, and then through directed

and purposeful intervention, they return to a better life.”

He and Amy feel fortunate to be able to call Sandpoint home and have

their practice here. “I love how the community here is ‘real,’ people are

generally kind and considerate and family-oriented, and the professional

community is very encouraging and happy to see all succeed,” affirms

Dr. Ambridge. “I think what Sandpoint has is quite rare and unique and

should be treasured and maintained.”

Dr. Ambridge and Amy are avid supporters of their community and local

organizations, having been involved with Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees

Committee, Angels Over Sandpoint, Community Assistance League,

Sandpoint’s Distinguished Young Women and more. “I have loved

serving in this community,” smiles Amy.

If you are wanting to identify the root cause of your condition and get

back to health, Dr. Ambridge is here to help. Open 9am to 5pm Tuesday

through Thursday and by appointment Monday (Sandpoint office) and

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SUPPORTING OUR

LOCAL TEACHERS

5 simple ways to show you care all year long

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year, teachers proved their agility in shifting gears quickly to teach students as effectively as

possible. Now schools have begun the 2020-21 school year, and teachers again are critical in

shaping children's education during uncertain times.

Whether your community's schools have welcomed students back in person, online or a mix

of both, it's the teachers who have the hard work of making school a positive experience no

matter the circumstances. This year in particular, it's critical to support teachers to position

them for success so students can thrive. Consider these five steps in supporting teachers and

showing you care.

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1. Add extra supplies: Go beyond the supplies list and buy extras for the teacher. This might

be adding extra glue sticks and pencils or making a teacher's care basket with personal items

like hand lotion, sanitizing wipes, tea and coffee, stickers, etc. What's more, remember that

supplies are needed all school year long. At the start of school the supply closet is bursting,

but a few months later it might be sparse. A mid-year supply drop-off is sure to be appreciated.

You might even consider running a supply drive to help teachers in need throughout

the year.

2. Ask about volunteer opportunities: In-person volunteer opportunities may be limited

or unavailable right now, so be proactive and ask teachers about virtual or distance volunteering

options. You might be able to lead a virtual story time, organize a book club, help

by checking digital papers, dropping off items at students' homes and much more. Simply

reach out to your teacher to show your willingness to help, and you can discuss volunteer opportunities

that match your skills and interests. Beyond the classroom, check out volunteer

opportunities at libraries, study halls,

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not only helps you understand what's happening

in your student's world, it helps you

be a more engaged partner in their education.

Teachers appreciate parents and caregivers

who stay up to date by reading grade newsletters

promptly, checking emails from the

school often and visiting classroom websites

or social media pages regularly. Additionally,

consider attending school board meetings,

even if it's virtually, so you know what's happening

in the district.

5. Practice patience and understanding:

The 2020-21 school year contains a lot of

unknowns. Whether it's in-person, virtual or

hybrid, remember to practice patience and

understanding with educators as they navigate

these new waters. Everyone is in this

together, and teachers are doing their best.

Remember, the attitude you project about

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make sure to stay positive and make the best

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LIVING LIFE TO THE TUNE

OF A DIFFERENT TIME

A man of many talents, many names

and many lives

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Many in town know him simply as Fiddlin’ Red. He’s his own

kind of local legend, who is known to be able to fix anything

from old violins and fiddles to banjos, guitars and even

wind instruments. If you ask him, he works on everything

but pianos. Stepping in the quiet, peaceful shop on Church Street in

Downtown Sandpoint, you’ll likely find him bent over an instrument,

new or old, quietly working his magic to tempt some lightness of sound

out of its hollow depths.

Today he is bent over a trumpet, working to fix the mouthpiece. He

repairs all of the band instruments for the local schools—this is just one

of them. The store is quiet, almost like stepping into another era. There

are instruments all around, some new, some old. They seem to find their

way into Red’s hands, just like the antique, meticulously restored banjo

he often plays. “I attract them, they come to me, ‘Please, Red, help me,’”

he smiles.

There are black-and-white drawings lining the walls, a few old signs,

pictures and albums here and there—one of them his own from days

back traveling with his folk band. Red plays the fiddle, banjo, mandolin

and guitar, but you get the feeling talking to him and watching him work

that he could pretty much play any instrument he put his hand to. It’s a

kind of magic he has—that unlearned ability to create music and find an

instrument’s purest sound. It can’t really be taught, but somehow Red

has it.

Fiddlin’ Red’s been known by a few names throughout his life—including

Wild Bill Hickock (the resemblance is almost uncanny), but perhaps the

best place to start Red Simpson’s story is back in California in the 1960s,

when the music first spoke to him.

He was listening to the San Diego Folk Festival broadcast over the radio,

and that was it. “I heard old timers, I just naturally thought, that's for

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IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC HE HAS—THAT UNLEARNED

ABILITY TO CREATE MUSIC AND FIND AN

INSTRUMENT’S PUREST SOUND. IT CAN’T REALLY BE

TAUGHT, BUT SOMEHOW RED HAS IT.

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me. Who knows what gives people their interests, we’re sort of born with

them.” Having taught for over 50 years, Red has noticed some people are

born to be musicians—from all indications, he is one of those people.

From the moment he first heard old-time music, Red was hooked. He

taught himself to play the fiddle in high school by collecting records and

learning from ear. He was playing live in bars before he graduated from

high school—lying about his age to get in. He soon picked up the banjo

and violin in the same way—by ear, simply listening to old records.

He dubbed himself Fiddlin’ Red—a name taken from old 78 records he

had from the ‘20s and ‘30s that said Fiddlin’ Red Henderson or Fiddlin’

Red something else. “There must have been a lot of red-head fiddlers,” he

laughs. He formed his first band, Fiddlin’ Red and the Old Scratch Band,

and the group set out together in an old 1950s GMC truck with a gypsy

wagon on the back to play the old gold rush towns in Northern California

and make their first album.

“We sold several thousand of those record albums,” recalls Red. “We

didn't make it big, we made it small. We played live on the radio in Los

Angeles and became part of the San Diego Folk Festival.” That first album

record hangs on the wall behind his work station—a memento of the

beginning of what would be a lifelong story of following the music.

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When the band broke up, Red continued to pursue his passion for

old-time living. He started going to mountain man rendezvous and

apprenticed with a blacksmith in Sonora, California, hitchhiking the

4-mile journey to the smithy. He became adept at making incredibly

accurate reproductions of tools, knives and even flintlock rifles, and

was even invited to co-teach a blacksmith seminar with Peter Ross—the

master blacksmith from Colonial Williamsburg.

Around this time, as he puts it, he got “shanghaied” to Southern Oregon

by a group of mountain men in need of a fiddler and blacksmith for

weekend mountain man rendezvous. He started another band called

the Bitter Lick String Band in the Grants Pass area and saved enough

money to buy his own land: a plot in Northeastern Washington, near the

Columbia River.

It marked the start of a 25-year-long span of living like a frontiersman.

Red built two log homesteads while living on the property, hunting

and fishing for his meals using the same tools and weapons as those

frontiersmen who settled the Pacific Northwest many years before.

In many ways, it was in his blood. His grandfather was a professional

cowboy, and his great and great, great grandfathers were both stagecoach

drivers back when the West was young and wild.


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During this time, Red’s identity was forged by two separate forces: He was

adopted by a Native American elder from the Colville Tribe and spent

15 years attending ceremonies and learning about native traditions. He

also met up with a Buffalo Bill Wild West show touring the Northwest.

He started playing old-time music for the show, and it wasn’t long before

people started to notice his uncanny resemblance to Wild Bill Hickock.

And it wasn’t just in appearance—“I did a lot of study on his personality,

and I feel like we're a bit alike. He was well liked by some and hated by

others .... He was a good shot and dressed nice,” muses Red. “He played

fiddle—it’s not well known that he did, but in his personal letters you

could tell.”

Red now had yet another concurrent identity and spent the weekends

touring the Northwest trick shooting, acting and playing music as Wild

Bill Hickock.

Sandpoint entered Red’s life in the same way most of his experiences thus

far had occurred: because of music. Sandpoint needed someone who did

instrument repair, and Red had plenty of experience—from working at

two guitar manufacturing companies in Southern California building

instruments in 1973 to repairing antique instruments since high school

and working at a music house in Colville for 25 years.

It was several years later that he opened Fiddlin’ Red’s Music—what he

calls his retirement. “This is the first music store I've ever owned,” he says.

“I can set the atmosphere for my own likes.”

Red plays local private parties and events with his four-piece band Fiddlin’

Red and the Wildwood as well as his duo with banjo player Chloey Davis,

who also teaches in his store.

He once again lives in an old log home—this one built in the 1890s, before

his time. It has electricity and running water, but he still uses kerosene

lamps throughout, and the home has retained its old-time look and feel.

For him, Sandpoint’s draw has been the people. From his students and

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“When I moved here it was kind of like an old

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in the same places.”

Walk in Red’s store today, and you instantly

feel welcomed to another place and time.

It’s obvious he loves music—and welcomes

others to share in his passion for the historic

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credits hard work and God’s blessing

to the success Lumber Marketing has

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2020 marks 30 years in business for Lumber Marketing Services,

but his lumber experience goes back almost 50 years when he

began unloading railcars of lumber by hand in St. Paul, Minnesota,

for a large wholesale lumber company his family owned. Now,

Lumber Marketing Services, founded by Jamie Emmer in 1990, is

an international wholesale and retail lumber distribution company, which

specializes in siding, paneling and decking. Up until he began LMS, Jamie

had been mainly selling wholesale wood around the world—10 years ago,

his largest customer was in Beirut, Lebanon! There have always been some

local sales in the past, but nothing like the last few years. “Since I chose to

live here, serving the local market just happened, but was never the target,”

he says.

Jamie grew up in the lumber industry and is third generation in the field—

continuing the tradition and craft set before him. Sought after for his

extensive knowledge and experience, Jamie credits hard work and God’s

blessing to the success Lumber Marketing has seen over the years.

Forty years ago, Jamie came to North Idaho for the recreational possibilities

that flourished here, as so many people before and after him have. A

husband, and father to four daughters, he developed Lumber Marketing

Services on the foundation of building relationships and continually

exceeding customers’ expectations. “We are committed to providing an

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unmatched level of quality, service and price to our valued customers,”

Jamie affirms.

Earlier this year, his daughter Madeline joined the LMS team, and he

couldn’t be more excited—or proud. Graduating from Montana State

University with high honors, Madeline went on to pursue a career as

a dental hygienist, but it was not something she was passionate about.

“After some convincing on my part, she left dental hygienist school

and began working at LMS early in the year and has since taken over

the payables and receivables, payroll, website and social media, as well

as all pre-accountant bookkeeping. Then somewhat unexpectedly, she

initiated creating a new customer base and has developed some new high

value customers on her own!”

At Lumber Marketing Services, they assist builders, contractors and

retail lumber yards in obtaining specialty lumber products and building

materials at competitive prices. Lumber Marketing offers mill-direct

lumber sales, wholesale lumber sales, smaller specialty orders on a

custom basis, as well as custom millwork and framing packages.

“Our business is unique in that our supply contacts are mainly mill

direct, whereas other yards in the area mostly buy from co-op buying

groups and wholesale distributors,” says Jamie. “When I began wholesale

brokering for the family firm in 1977, selling carloads to large national

lumber wholesale distribution yards was all we did, same for my father

and grandfather going back to 1910. My first sale was selling a block

of carloads of Boise Cascade plywood to a Boise Cascade distribution

center. That’s how good our buyers were.”

In addition to the knowledge and superior services they provide, you will

find a company that is attentive to their clientele and their individual

needs, providing personal service to each client they serve.

With an appreciation for the local community paired with a generous

heart, Jamie has given much of his time and talent back to the place he

calls home. He has served on the board of the Hope Christian Council for

20 years; has been an elder at Cedar Hills church for the past 14 years; and

has volunteered counseling with at-risk teenage girls for 15 years.

Jamie is proud to have been able to serve the community with his own

company since 1990 and looks forward to another 30 years doing what he

loves, sharing his passion and commitment, while Madeline is honored

to be the fourth generation to help in continuing the legacy her family

has built.

If you are in the market for real wood siding, decking, paneling, flooring

and timber, discover what Jamie and Madeline at Lumber Marketing can

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HIP HEALTH

Tips to keep your hips movin’ and groovin’

By Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Our hips are involved in many different movements throughout

the day including walking, getting in your car, pulling food from

the oven, pretty much anything you can think of. It is so very

important we take care of our hips. If they start hurting, they can

make life really hard.

There are several components of hip health which include: hip strength, food

and healing modalities.

Hip Strength

The hip joint is the meeting place that connects the upper and lower body.

Many of the muscles of the hip connect to the legs or spine. Our hips are

involved in most actions performed throughout the day, so it is important

they are strong enough to support the stresses put on them.

The gluteus muscle group includes the maximus, medius and minimus.

These muscles bring your leg back, out to the side, help turn your toes out,

and stabilize your hips.

The Iliopsoas muscle is made up of the iliacus and the psoas major muscles.

This muscle group is in charge of flexion of the thigh at the hip, flexion of the

trunk at the hip, and external rotation of the thigh at the hip.

In our daily life, we perform lots of forward movements, but not much sideto-side

or backward movement. Here are some great exercises to strengthen

your hips and keep them healthy: side stepping with a slight bend in your

knees; stair steps; and backward walking, keeping a slight bend in your knees.

Food for Hip Health

Foods that will be beneficial for hip health are foods that are in the omega-3

fatty acid category. Studies have consistently shown a connection between an

increase in omega-3 fatty acids and a decrease in inflammation.

HEALTHY TIP

A HEALTHY HALLOWEEN?

It's October! And that means ... Halloween! To save your kids—and

yourself!—from overindulging, be sure to fill up on a healthy dinner

or snack before trick-or-treating, so when it comes time to enjoy the

goodies, you enjoy just a small amount, rather than the entire bag. You

can also do your part by handing out non-sugary treats, like all-natural

fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix or pretzels!

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It is recommended that your vitamin and mineral

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if you are not getting enough. Foods that contain

omega-3 fatty acids include: fatty cold-water fish,

nuts and seeds, plant oils and plants, and fortified

foods. A good example of a meal high in omega-3

fatty acids would be 6 ounces of salmon cooked

in walnut oil with quinoa and a side of Brussels

sprouts or avocado.

Healing Modalities

Here at Kauai Therapy & Wellness, we have

several healing modalities that help provide our

patients pain relief. Our modalities include the

830 cold laser, electrical stimulation and dry

needling.

Our 830 cold laser is a revolutionary low-level

laser therapy that uses infrared laser light at an

830nm wavelength. The cold laser helps with

decreasing inflammation while increasing

lymphatic response and cell metabolism.

Electrical stimulation units work to decrease

pain, help decrease joint swelling and improve

blood flow and circulation. Our clinic has two

TENS units and two larger units.

Dry needling is performed by our dry needling

certified physical therapist. “Dry needling is

not traditional Chinese acupuncture, as it does

not treat traditional Chinese energy lines,” says

Garrett Fischer, DPT, cert. DN. “Dry needling is a

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DERMAPLANING

All your questions, answered

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When it comes to spa services, we

all want to get the most out of our

treatment and leave feeling relaxed

and recharged, but we also want

to see a difference when we look in the mirror. If

you are looking for a quick, easy and affordable

treatment that can help to improve the health of

your skin, you should consider dermaplaning.

Below we answer your most common questions!

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation, or skin

resurfacing, using a sterile surgical blade that

gently sheds the top layer of dull, dead skin, as

well as temporarily removes fine peach fuzz hairs.

This activates the skin cells beneath to renew and

freshen. The result is an immediately smoother,

brighter, healthier, glowing complexion.

The procedure works particularly well for

smoothing the skin of those with dry or coarse

skin, for lessening acne scarring or uneven skin

tone, and for removing the buildup of dead cells

for those with mature or damaged skin.

After dermaplaning, the skin-care products you use

at home can penetrate deeper, making them more

effective. Dermaplaning can be done on its own,

or added to other treatments like HydraFacials,

chemical peels, light therapy and more.

How much does dermaplaning cost?

Dermaplaning ranges in price depending on where

you receive the treatment. On average it is $30 to

$100.

How long will my dermaplaning results last?

You will love your results immediately after

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Refined Aesthetics

look and feel your best

your treatment and will notice a decrease in

fine facial hair (peach fuzz) and a glowing

complexion for approximately one month. A

lot of clients choose to repeat this treatment

every month to keep a healthy cell turnover

and see long-term results such as a decrease in

fine lines, hyper-pigmentation and scarring.

How long will my appointment take?

Your treatment will take approximately 30

minutes.

Will dermaplaning hurt?

No, not at all. Most clients report it feels very

relaxing.

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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BREAST CANCER SCREENING

By Laci Burk, FNP-BC Sandpoint Women’s Health

During the month of October, National Breast Cancer

Awareness Month, many women question if they should be

getting annual mammograms. Several controversial articles

have been in the news lately about the pros and cons for

annual breast cancer screenings, and if mammograms are

even safe.

The most important thing for women (and men) is to know their family

and personal health history, and to be proactive in their health care.

Women who have a family history of even one family member testing

positive for the BRCA genes, or having breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and

even peritoneal (lining of the abdominal cavity) cancer has an increased

risk of developing breast cancer. The risk of developing breast cancer also

increases for anyone who had radiation of their chest between the ages

of 10 and 30. Women with any of the mentioned risk factors should start

having mammograms no later than age 40, possibly sooner, and should

talk to their health-care provider for their recommendation based on their

individual risks.

Women who do not have any contributing risk factors are considered to

be at an average risk for developing breast cancer over their lifetime. These

women should consider starting to get mammograms no later than age 45,

as recommended by the American Cancer Society, and should continue to

have yearly mammograms until age 55. After age 55, women can talk to

their health-care providers about their individual risk factors and at this

time possibly start having mammograms every other year.

One misconception people often have is that mammograms are unsafe due

to the radiation exposure, and they feel the radiation itself can cause cancer.

The radiation exposure in a mammogram is less than in a traditional X-ray.

People are exposed to radiation every day in their natural surroundings.

The radiation exposure from a mammogram is about 13 percent of the

radiation an average person is naturally exposed to over one year. Studies

show the benefits of yearly mammograms for women starting at age 40 are

much better than the risks of having mammograms, because oftentimes,

when breast cancer is discovered from other screening methods, it is at an

advanced stage.

3-D Mammography is the latest technology available in breast cancer

screening, and it is available in the Sandpoint area only at Bonner General

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• Advantages of 3-D Mammography over 2-D Mammography:

• 3-D mammography detects 40 percent more invasive cancers than 2-D

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• Exams use virtually the same radiation dose as 2-D mammography.

• Images are taken from different angles than a traditional 2-D

mammogram, allowing doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a

time.

• It is proven to be the most superior screening for breast cancer.

• 3-D mammography results in up to 40 percent fewer callbacks for

rescreening.

The most important thing to remember is to be proactive in your own

health care. Monthly self breast exams are still recommended, and if

you notice any changes in either breast, it is more important to see your

health-care provider for evaluation than think to yourself, “I don't have the

typical risk factors,” because more and more newly diagnosed breast cancer

patients have no risk factors.

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TRANSITION TO

STILLNESS

Conscious living in autumn

By Jeff Pufnock L.Ac. Ph.D. and

Jessica Youngs L.Ac.

Embodied Virtue Acupuncture &

Herbal Medicine

THIS IS ALSO AN

OPTIMAL TIME FOR

LETTING GO OF THE

THINGS THAT NO

LONGER SERVE US,

TO SURRENDER THE

CONSTANT DRIVE TO DO

MORE AND TO CREATE

A CALM ENVIRONMENT

IN PREPARATION FOR

WINTER.

We began our journey of living in

alignment with the seasons with

winter in the December 2019

issue. This month, we complete

the cycle with the transition into fall. We currently

find ourselves having come through the expansive

warmth and the abundant growth of summer,

and are entering the time when the natural world

begins preparations for winter. The fruits that we

dreamed of in winter, initialized in spring and

grew throughout summer have reached their ripe

maturity. We have now reached the time of harvest,

gathering and storage. This gathering occurs not

only within our gardens but also occurs as a larger

energetic movement in the entire environment that

we reside within.

In Chinese medicine, autumn is the energetic pivot

into the Yin, or the descending part of the year.

The initiation of this movement actually occurs at

the summer solstice, when the sun begins to move

lower in the sky, the days become shorter and the

rest of the world responds. Plants express this

gathering and storing energy with the movement

of nutrients into their roots and the production

of seeds. We also begin the process of gathering

in ourselves as we feel our physical energy begin

to slow, with more desire for cozy time spent in

personal reflection. Transitioning into a more calm,

subdued lifestyle is vitally important to facilitate

our physical restoration and continued good health

during the winter months.

Fall in Chinese medicine is a time of letting go and

surrender. The trees let go of their leaves to conserve

their resources and support their continued

survival through the cold winter ahead. While it

is tempting to try to hang onto the long summer

days of outdoor play, it is important to gently let

this go and honor the seasonal shift by winding the

day down with the earlier setting sun. This is also

an optimal time for letting go of the things that no

longer serve us, to surrender the constant drive

to do more and to create a calm environment in

preparation for winter. The energetics of the season

invite us to begin to pull back and relax into stillness

and warmth, preparing for the dreamy hibernation

of winter.

Tips for a Healthy Fall:

• Begin the transition to more introspective,

calm activities.

• As the days begin to get shorter, go to bed in

accordance with the setting sun and avoid

continuing the summer schedule of staying

up late.

• Physical exercises should be more gentle and

mindful, with a focus on linking breath with

movement. Yoga, Taiji and Pilates are good

options.

• Do a gentle detox as you transition into more

warming foods.

• Start your day with warm water with lemon, and

drink warm miso soup before meals.

• Reduce salads, cold smoothies, icy drinks and

raw foods, which are harder on digestion in the

colder months.

• Incorporate more introspective self-care: Use

meditation and breathing exercises to keep the

lungs healthy and support descending energy in

the body.

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Embodied Virtue Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine,

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WHEN GOOD FOOD

BECOMES BAD

HOW EATING TOO MUCH CAN LEAD TO

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

I’m not your typical pharmacist focused solely on dispensing

prescription drugs. While these are valuable and effective, I

also think it is important to emphasize a whole foods diet and

balanced nutrition. Many of the chronic health conditions I

encounter can be avoided by putting more thought into what we eat.

Sometimes I hear people making certain foods bad. But this is simply

not the case. It’s more a matter of how much we eat of these foods and

how often we eat them. And it’s also wise to consider what else is in

these foods.

Let’s look at one of my favorites—a sandwich. I love the taste, smell,

warmth and texture of a nicely heated Italian hoagie with cheese and

all the toppings. This is not bad on its own. But I can tell you if I eat

too much at one time or indulge too frequently, I just don’t feel well.

Not feeling well with something we eat can lead to detrimental health

consequences over a long period of time. Inflammation is one of the

first responses our body initiates when we eat something it doesn’t

like. Chronic inflammation will contribute to heart disease, diabetes,

osteoporosis, cognitive decline, and autoimmune disorders such as

arthritis.

Inflammation is normally a healthy and important immune response.

But sustained inflammation is damaging in many ways. When I eat

half a sandwich, regardless of what I put on it, my body may not like

some of it, but it will not be that big of a deal. And over the next few

days things will settle down.

But when I eat a whole one or have one every day, then my body

cannot tone down the inflammatory response. This is when food that

tastes so good can become so bad.

There are several things that trigger an inflammatory response. Trauma,

infections, nutrient deficiencies, toxins and stress all play a role. In

the case of my sandwich example, my body could be responding to

several items—the small flour particles in the bread feeding my gut

bacteria, proteins from gluten and dairy, refined oils in the dressings,

or flavorings and preservatives in the processed meats.

It can even go deeper than that when I look at how the grains were

grown and stored, or what the animals were fed from which we got the

meat or milk for the cheese. This includes chemicals to keep bugs and

molds at bay or to enhance growth, stabilizers to keep the bread from

going bad too quickly, thickeners and even the toxins from molds that

find their way in.

I have friends who can eat a sandwich every day with a cold beer and

not feel like it is a problem. I’m jealous, but this is not me. Some people

can’t even have one bite of a sandwich without getting diarrhea. We are

all different in how we respond to what we eat.

The main thing to consider is the long-term effects of foods that we

may be sensitive to. Go ahead and enjoy them; don’t make them bad.

But be conscious of how frequently you eat them and how much.

Eat whole foods, clean meats and fish if your beliefs support that,

good quality fats, some fruits and grains, and lots of vegetables. And

supplement with the foundational nutrients we typically cannot get

enough of from food alone—effective probiotics, vitamin D and K,

absorbable magnesium, active B vitamins, chelated trace minerals and

omega 3s.

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

Center for Functional Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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RIDE 4 RELIEF

PTSD SURVIVOR ADVOCATING FOR THE HEALTH AND

SUPPORT OF HIS PEERS

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

“PTSD IS NOT THE PERSON REFUSING TO LET GO OF THE PAST, BUT THE PAST REFUSING TO LET GO OF THE PERSON.”

Imagine a condition that continually brings pieces of your most traumatic experiences into your everyday life. For many individuals whose careers

place them in the line of crisis, that is the reality.

It’s estimated that 30 percent of first responders will develop behavior health conditions, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The daily duties

of their positions often require them to face traumatic stressors and situations that place them at high risk for both PTSD and ASD (Acute Distress

Disorder). Just as often, they are left unsure of how to recover and regain their lives following a traumatic incident.

At times, it can require a person who has experienced and recovered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to be able to fully recognize and support

the condition in others.

One man has made it his cause to reduce first responder suicide and increase wellness support for police and fire fighters suffering from PTSD across

the country. Using the mode of transportation that brought him therapeutic relief throughout his own battle with PTSD—riding his motorcycle—Jeff

Shepard has taken his cause to cities across the country in a growing movement to raise awareness and support for his peers.

Ride 4 Relief is the movement. Organized by Shepard, a retired officer and PTSD survivor, the nonprofit organization is dedicated to generating a wide

community of support for first responders (including paramedics, firefighters, police and corrections officers) who have faced PTSD.

As his efforts have gathered more and more publicity, Shepard has partnered with charities, media outlets and various sponsors to highlight precincts

throughout the nation as they nurture the health and wellness of their teams. He has worked to connect first responders with the necessary support,

education and relief for their PTSD symptoms, while sharing his own story of recovery.

At the beginning of Ride 4 Relief, Shepard visited police and fire departments during the months of June (PTSD Awareness Month) and July, steadily

building momentum, recognition and awareness for his cause along the way. Shepard embarked on his first tour in 2017 and later followed up with

the larger 35-state tour.

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Taking a close, intimate approach at each department and

precinct along his journey, Shepard used his mounting publicity

to connect the media with members of the police and fire

departments. Working to shed light on the experiences faced

by real-life first responders, Shepard used his platform of press

conferences and media coverage to further advocate for PTSD

support. With his own set of hardships brought on by PTSD,

Shepard has taken every measure to have his message heard, and

he has been nothing but the ideal advocate for a cause hitting so

close to home.

Shepard first experienced PTSD following his involvement in an

ambush shooting in 2012, while working at a Seattle area police

department. He had been a police officer for 10 years and a

firefighter for eight.

At the time of the shooting, Shepard was attempting a simple

stop of a subject walking down the street, when the subject pulled

out a shotgun and began to fire while Shepard remained in his

patrol car.

While he wasn’t physically injured in the shooting, the incident

took a significant mental toll on Shepard, immediately impacting

his sleep patterns and emotional well-being. Days later, Shepard

was diagnosed with PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition

triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms often include flashbacks,

nightmares, severe anxiety and uncontrollable, recurring

thoughts about the event. Additional symptoms can include

negative thoughts, hopelessness, detachment and depression.

Many traumatic events will result in a difficult, but temporary,

adjustment period—but when symptoms get worse or persist

for extended amounts of time, the cause is likely PTSD. Taking

the right coping mechanisms and emphasizing self-care are

critical in order to keep symptoms at bay and keep day-to-day

function improving.

Shepard went to therapy for his symptoms for almost a year

before returning to work. He was then able to focus on achieving

his lifelong goal of becoming a motor officer. From the moment

Shepard began working for the police, his dream had been to work

in the traffic unit and turn his passion for riding motorcycles into

his full-time career.

In 2015, Shepard passed the challenging two-week motor officer

training—an experience he has claimed to be one of the most

challenging feats of his life. At the time, he had returned to a

good place mentally, excited for the future and looking forward

to returning to work each day. However, Shepard’s battle with

PTSD was not yet over.

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Just three years after returning to work and two months after

becoming a motor officer, everything changed once again. While

on duty on July 4, 2015, Shepard was the target of an explosive

device. The explosive struck his right leg before exploding, leaving

him with a ruptured eardrum, burn injuries across his face and

body, and the return of his PTSD symptoms.

After another year of therapy and doctors’ visits, the incident

eventually led to his medical retirement.

“This had been a really hard time during my life, and I have really

felt like my identity was taken from me,” Jeff wrote in a statement

for Ride 4 Relief. “I have spent a lot of time thinking about my

condition. I knew that there were so many other police officers,

soldiers and first responders dealing with the same issues.”

Shepard realized that utilizing healthy outlets had made all the

difference in his progress toward recovery from PTSD. Riding

his motorcycle had become a form of therapy, a way to distance

himself from the stressors and triggers that could arise in everyday

life. Shepard has since made it his goal to bring that same feeling

of peace, relief and healing to first responders across the country.

The idea first came to him at an event, where participants were

creating dream boards that would help them visualize their goals

coming to life. Immediately, Shepard saw a motorcycle at the

center of his vision for the future. He also quickly recalled a recent

meeting with Leslie Mayne, founding director of the Permission

To Start Dreaming (PTSD) Foundation.

The PTSD Foundation is a registered nonprofit that supports

alternative therapy programs to aid soldiers in overcoming

symptoms of the condition and once again reach a life beyond

the service they provided their country. When Jeff met Leslie,

he was quickly moved by her story and the purpose behind

her foundation.

It all came together the moment he was tasked with creating his

dream board, and the seeds of inspiration were planted. Shepard

knew he wanted to build on his connection with Leslie to organize

a ride to support others who had suffered from PTSD. The ride

would reach first responders, soldiers, police officers, firefighters,

and those who were dedicated to assisting them.

Ride 4 Relief was organized, and Shepard set out to educate

communities across the United States. He also sought to highlight

the police and fire departments who were “doing good things”

on a national level, in terms of supporting their team members’

health, well-being and resiliency in the face of trauma.

Ignited by the idea and fueled by his experiences, Shepard took

to his motorcycle on a nationwide tour to accomplish his goal to

gather leaders and generate advocacy for PTSD support.

“That’s what our main goal is,” Jeff stated in an interview with the

Toledo, Ohio, Fire Department, “raising awareness and support

for the men and women putting their life out on the line every day

for their community.”

Eventually making worldwide news, Shepard took his ride to the

streets in June, during PTSD Awareness Month, stopping in major

cities from Seattle to Virginia to share his story.

His longest ride, through June and July of 2019, took him to 35

states around the nation, covering major cities in Washington,

Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Mississippi,

Florida and more, and included stops in New York City and

Washington, DC.

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All proceeds from the ride would benefit the

Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation;

the organization that inspired Shepard to start

it all. The foundation’s mission is providing

hope and healing to those who serve by finding

the best tools and training to enhance the

minds, bodies and spiritual well-being of the

nation’s first responders, veterans and their

family members.

Founded in 2011 and based in the Pacific

Northwest, the Permission To Start

Dreaming Foundation has supported local

organizations offering alternative therapies

to help soldiers and families readjust to life

at home. Their goal is to provide answers

and solutions that promote healing through

hosting events, creating connections and

growing a community of compassionate

allies and citizens.

The foundation has designed and delivered

workshops, leadership summits and

retreats that focus on growth and stress

recovery following PTSD. Foundation

leaders hold monthly huddles to “create

a life of meaning, consequence and joy”

through fostering lasting relationships.

Led by foundation members with first

responder, law enforcement and military

experience, and always directed by a mental

health professional, the monthly meetings

are meant to be a safe environment to share

experiences and camaraderie. Free to attend

and open to the community, the huddles are

held monthly in Gig Harbor, Washington, with

Tacoma and Bremerton communities to follow.

“That’s what our

main goal is, raising

awareness and

support for the men

and women putting

their life out on the

line every day for

their community.”

To aid in supporting future efforts by Jeff

Shepard and the Ride 4 Relief movement,

donations can be provided directly to the

Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation

online at PTSDFoundation.org.

When he’s not riding in support of his cause,

Shepard acts as the founder of Down

Range Baby, a manufacturer of tactical

diaper bags for dads. Boasting the popular

taglines “Strong enough to go to war” and

“Bottles to bullets,” Down Range Baby

gear is manufactured in a U.S. facility that

specializes in manufacturing products for

the military.

Shepard’s success as both an advocate

and company owner have led to features

in publications, television shows and

worldwide news. He uses his continued

publicity to provide greater support for

his peers whose lives have been affected by

PTSD, ASD and depression.

Above all, Shepard wants those suffering

PTSD to know that they are not alone.

“There is help and relief out there. I know

it, because I overcome my PTSD every day.”

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BULLDOG FOOTBALL WELCOMES THE

2020 Season

Coach Knowles on hard work, building relationships and achieving success

Head Sandpoint High School football coach Ryan Knowles

is no newcomer to the field. A Sandpoint local—he

graduated from SHS in 1997—Coach Knowles has

memories of his own years as a Sandpoint High School

Bulldog. He went on to play for the University of Idaho, and since

graduating from there has gone on to coach at the high school level

at Central Valley in Spokane, two schools in Kent, Washington, and

also assisted at the University of Idaho and held various coaching

positions at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Just over two years ago Knowles joined the Sandpoint Bulldogs once

again, this time as their head coach. Now in the middle of his third

season as head coach, he’s forged a relationship with his players and

is committed to continuing to build a great team, on and off the field.

“Part of being a coach is knowing your players. That’s why I coach—to

build relationships—and that takes time,” says Coach Knowles. “Now

I’ve built relationships with a lot of people, but most importantly with

the players.”

Coach Knowles is all about hard work and determination to keep

the team performing well this season. There is some great talent

on the team; that, combined with teamwork and each individual’s

commitment, is what makes Sandpoint High School Football so

great.

“When the talent meets the hard work, you have a special team, and

that’s what we will base this season off of,” says Coach Knowles. “We

use our core, but you win with all the other players.”

Coach Knowles is joined again this year by a team of dedicated

coaches who are committed to helping make Sandpoint Football the

best it can be.

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

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

Scott Albertson has been coaching Sandpoint High School for 11

years—including the 1997 team which was the only team to win

the state championship in the history of Sandpoint High School.

A Sandpoint High School graduate like Coach Knowles, Coach

Albertson played football for Whitworth College and went on to play

as a starter for the Pirates for three years.

He is now Sandpoint’s defensive back coach and appreciates the

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opportunity to impact players’ lives. “It is enjoyable to watch them

grow and become confident at their position,” says Coach Albertson.

“And with that comes success .... Everyone is different, so you need

to adapt to each player in order to communicate and educate them

for their job,” he adds. “Respect is earned, not demanded.”

Linebacker coach Dylan Benefield is now in his third year of varsity

coaching, having coached junior tackle for six years before. Also

a Sandpoint High School graduate, he played safety on the varsity

team midway through

his sophomore year and

continued to become

captain and MVP of the

team in his senior year.

“Coaching should be fun,

and the players should be

excited knowing that when

they put in the work, the

results can be great,” says

Coach Benefield. “And

then when it all comes

together, it makes for some

great football players and is

exciting for all the Bulldog

fans.”

Running back coach Chad

Loutzenhiser is a known

name to Bulldog fans—this

is his fifth year coaching

varsity. “What I enjoy the

most is being with these

young men in a competitive

environment and watching

them excel in a sport that

takes a lot of hard work and

dedication,” he says.

Growing up in Northern

California, he was a devoted

football player, and has gone

on to coach his own boys for

many years.

The team is once again

joined this year by offensive

coordinator, quarterback

and wide receiver coach

Jeremy Thielbahr. A

Sandpoint High School

graduate of 1997, he broke

school records and was named to the All-Inland Empire League,

All-North Idaho and All-State teams in addition to receiving many

other recognitions. After playing for Washington State and serving

as a graduate assistant coach, Coach Thielbahr went on to coach

Eastside Catholic in Sammamish, Washington, where he won three

state titles before returning to Sandpoint to coach.

Coach George Yarno, Jr. served as head coach of Sandpoint High

School Football for two years before taking a break and returning

last year as the offensive line coach. Coach Yarno played for the

University of Nevada in 2003 and 2004 and then went on to play

for Idaho State University from 2005 to 2007. He also played for the

Boise Burn in the Arena

Football League in 2008,

before coaching at the high

school level.

His goal is to help build

up players who are

strong members of the

community on and off the

field. “This is accomplished

through hard work and

accountability. We want to

build young men with what

we do inside and outside

of school and football by

working hard and serving

our community.”

The varsity team coaches

are joined by JV coaches

Warren Eggar, Brian

Jensen and Matt Waterous,

and freshman coaches

Corey Coon, Jermey

Bauck, Cole Ducken,

Quentin Ducken, Sean

Lyon and Rob Sherrill.

Each coach brings a

special skill set and ability

to the table, contributing

to making Sandpoint High

School’s varsity, JV and

freshman football teams

the best they can be.

“I want every aspect of this

team to be all-state—from

photography to the players

to our coaches,” said Coach

Knowles. “That’s a little

overwhelming, but that’s

what the kids deserve, and

that’s what I’ll expect.”

It’s time to head on out and support our Sandpoint Bulldogs for

what promises to be a successful rest of the football season!

Let’s go Bulldogs! GO FIGHT WIN

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In Their Words:

FOUR OF OUR SENIORS

TALK FOOTBALL

BY BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Welcome our senior players! In their final year of

playing, seniors Taggert Benefield, Christopher

Kappen, Isaac Web and Keith Jensen talk about

the best part of playing SHS Football, their future

plans, and the moments that made a difference.

Taggert Benefield #22 plays middle linebacker and running

back. “What sets this team (apart) I think is how competitive

we are on and off the field, and it translates to the weight

room," he says. "We as a team are very dedicated to the

weight room and trying to out work each other and our

opponents all the time; we just have a competitive edge.”

Benefield hopes to play football in college moving forward,

where he looks forward to earning his degree in business.

Christopher Sean (Braden) Kappen #8: “The best part of

my football experience here at Sandpoint was last year’s

Homecoming game against Lake City. We had lost the year

before, I had just got off of a knee injury, and it felt good to

come back and win,” says the says wide receiver, sometimes

running back and return kickoff.

He plans to go to a four-year college, do track or football,

and get his bachelors and maybe masters in investment

banking.

Isaac Webb #47’s favorite memory is beating Lakeland at

home last year during a league game—he had three sacks

during that one game.

“I think what sets our team apart from others is our desire

to get better in the off-season,” he says. “I was shocked

at the amount of players we had show up every day for

optional lifting all summer. We work hard lifting, and we

have shown a lot of gains with our lifting program.

Webb expects the team to end the regular season with a

positive record and to make it to the playoffs.

Keith Jensen #72 believes their work ethic and ability to

come together sets the Sandpoint Football team apart. “I'd

say the best part so far for me is being able to see my friends

and I grow as people and football players,” he adds. “You

really build a bond with people when in the weight room

and on the field.”

He plans to pursue a business degree after high school.

Come on out and cheer on the final year of our senior high

school football players!

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GET AWAY WITH A FALL VISIT

TO LOPEZ ISLAND

The most rural of the three major San Juan Islands

By Marguerite Cleveland

The minute you board the Washington State Ferry in Anacortes heading toward Lopez Island, your stress begins to slip away.

Lopez Island is less visited than its larger neighbors Orcas and San Juan Island. Rolling farmlands, woods and open spaces with

views for miles draw visitors to the island who want to disconnect and relax. It is known as the friendliest of the San Juan Islands,

with a local custom of waving to passing cars. There are less restaurants, shops and businesses on Lopez Island, but the tradeoff

is worth it for less people. Plan to spend your time taking quiet walks with public access to beaches and forests, or just reading and relaxing.

To get to Lopez Island, take a Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, Washington. Make sure to make a ferry reservation—and note that

you cannot make a reservation for your return trip. Plan to allow time on your last day to wait in the ferry line. Weather in the fall can be

anywhere from warm and sunny to wet and cold, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Where to Stay

The best place to stay on the island, with the most amenities, is the Lopez Islander Resort, which overlooks the scenic Fisherman Bay. The

on-site restaurant offers waterfront dining and is known for its prime rib and fresh seafood dishes. There is a variety of lodging options

from hotel rooms to vacation home rentals. Camping is available at the resort as well as a full-service marina. All have access to the heated

swimming pool and jacuzzi. If you decide you don’t want to drive your car, you can park it in the resort’s parking lot and walk or bike onto

the ferry. You can arrange a complimentary shuttle pickup with the resort. The location is convenient to Lopez Village, which is home to

most of the shopping and restaurants on the island.

Where to Eat

There are a limited number of restaurants on the island, and the summer of 2020 was a tough one as COVID-19 wreaked havoc on their peak

season. The two well-known restaurants in Lopez Village only offer takeout at this time. The Islander Bar and Grill at the Lopez Islander

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Resort is open for dine-in or takeout, and is a good option if you prefer

a sit-down meal.

One restaurant that has adjusted is Ursa Minor. “When our dining room

was forced to close in mid-March, we knew that our survival depended

upon our immediate action. We quickly pivoted our business model

depending on what our customers needed at that exact moment in time.

We soon realized that our business would never be the same,” said coowner

Nova Askue. “Beautifully plated conceptual dishes just didn't

seem appropriate at the time, so we launched 'Comfort Food To-Go';

comforting meals for uncertain times. Something we had thought would

only be temporary lasted 16 weeks, and to this day we are still serving up

fried chicken to-go.”

They have also paired with Holly B’s Bakery, using her sweet corn cookies

with their Ursa Minor house-made ice cream to create the ultimate ice

cream sandwich. They strive to source locally and support island farmers

as much as possible.

Haven Kitchen and Bar has a lovely waterfront view from its location in

Lopez Village. It is known for its imaginative menu filled with a variety of

dishes to include local ingredients and fresh seafood with international

influences. They also offer fresh in-house baked goods.

What to Do

Lopez Village is the commercial heart of the island and has a grocery

store, pharmacy and an organic grocery. There are some cute shops,

galleries, a coffee shop and a bakery. Grab a coffee and wander through

the shops in this waterfront hamlet at a leisurely pace. Everything seems

to just slow down on island time.

Before you head out to Lopez, call and book a time to pick up some local

wine at Lopez Island Vineyards. At this time, the tasting room is closed,

but you can see the grounds when you pick up your wine. Owner Brent

Charnley is one of the original pioneers of Washington wine. The first

winery in the San Juan Islands, he and his wife Maggie have organically

grown grapes on their land for over 30 years. Don’t miss the Madeleine

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Plan to spend your time taking quiet walks

with public access to beaches and forests, or

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The Speci f ics

For more information, visit the San Juan Islands

Official Visitors’ site, VisitSanJuanIslands.com

or the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce site,

LopezIsland.com for updates on COVID-19 and what

is open. Typically, many restaurants and some

businesses are closed early in the week. Make sure

to verify hours and make reservations for hotels and

restaurants.

WHERE TO STAY

Lopez Islander Resort - LopezFun.com

WHERE TO EAT

Ursa Minor - UrsaMinorLopez.com (take-out only)

Haven Kitchen and Bar - LopezHaven.com

WHAT TO DO

Lopez Island Vineyards - LopezIslandVineyards.com

Lopez Hill - LopezHill.org

Angevine and Siegerrebe varietals, both estate

grown. In 2017, the Madeleine Angevine made The

Seattle Times list of the top 50 wines of the year.

You can’t visit the island without planning to spend

some time outside. Lopez is popular to cycle, as it

offers some of the easiest terrain in the area. Think

sloping country lanes with no traffic and wide-open

spaces. In the fall, you will need to bring your own

bicycle, as no rentals are available outside of the

summer season.

Hiking is a joy with so many options. In addition

to a state park, there are a variety of local parks.

One must-do hike is the Shark Reef Sanctuary. It

is tucked away on the west side of the island. The

1-mile round-trip hike begins in a forest before

opening on a bluff overlooking a rocky shoreline

with absolutely stunning views. Seal and sea lion

sightings are common. It is well worth the short

trek.

Another great outdoor space is the Watmough Bay

Preserve. Park in the lot and follow the trail leading

right to the beach. The protected natural bay is

calm and secluded with a smooth, rocky beach

surrounded by natural stone cliffs. What strikes most people when they

visit is how quiet it is. It is a lovely space to explore, even on a rainy day.

Referred to as “The Heart of Lopez,” Lopez Hill is a Pacific Northwest

rainforest that gives you a sense of being isolated from civilization though

just a short distance to homes and roads. There are 4 miles of primitive

trails with limited signage, but it is pretty easy to keep on the trail. It is the

place locals visit to renew their spirits.

When traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to have

safe practices during this time. Make reservations for everything you can.

Check the Visitors’ websites for your destination for updates. Call your

lodging a day or two before you travel for specific information as well as

any business on your “must see” list. Wear a mask and wash or sanitize your

hands often. Travel with a few extra provisions in case the situation changes

so you will have something to ear. Lastly, spend what you can to help these

small local businesses survive.

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DELICIOUS DELI PRODUCTS

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Monday-Friday | 8:30am-5:30pm

1326 Baldy Mtn Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.9446 Join us!

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

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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

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar

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

208.263.1381

SweetLousIdaho.com

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.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000

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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

BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

From food truck to full service restaurant, Beet and Basil’s

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

what’s fresh and in season. Open Tuesday-Saturday 3pm-9pm.

105 S. First. Ave | Sandpoint

208.920.6144

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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 10am

to 6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

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LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

of Eat Good Group, Le Catering Co. features the best Inland

Northwest producers and products cooked by award-winning

chefs. They specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and honestly. They

invite you to call them to set up your special event.

24001 E. Mission Ave. | Liberty Lake

509.720.5412

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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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APPLE CRISP AND HOMEMADE

VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM

Recipe By Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS: APPLE CRISP

10 cups apples, peeled and sliced (Granny Smith, Pink Lady or MacIntosh)

Juice from 1 lemon

1/2 cup Lakanto Maple Syrup or liquid sweetener of choice

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

1 tsp. xanthan gum

1 1/2 cups almond meal

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup Lakanto gold sweetener (brown sugar substitute)

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup melted ghee (clarified butter)

METHOD:

Apple Filling:

• Wash, core, peel and slice apples into a large bowl.

• Add lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and xanthan gum

to the apples and mix well.

• Pour apple mixture in a 9x13 baking dish.

Crisp Topping:

• In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the almond meal, oats, pecans,

Lakanto sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and baking powder.

• Add melted ghee and mix until crumbly using a fork.

• Crumble the topping mixture over the apples in the baking dish.

• Bake in a 350˚ preheated oven for 45 minutes. Topping should be

golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before

serving warm.

INGREDIENTS: HOMEMADE VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM

5 organic eggs, whipped

4 cups heavy whipping cream

13.5 oz. can full fat coconut cream

1/2 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener

5 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

3 whole vanilla bean pods

METHOD:

• Slice the vanilla beans in half using a sharp knife lengthwise. Using the

tip of the knife, scrape out all the vanilla bean. Set aside.

• In a large bowl, whisk eggs until scrambled. Mix in whipping cream,

coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla, salt and vanilla bean.

• Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the

manufacturer's directions.

• When the ice cream is firm, place in a freezer-safe container and chill for

3 to 4 hours before serving over your warm apple crisp.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR

SGT. MIKE VICTORINO

BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS

By Jillian Chandler

A

Benefit Dinner and Auction has been scheduled for

Saturday, October 17, with proceeds from the fundraising

event going to support Ponderay detective Sgt. Mike

Victorino.

On the afternoon of August 15, Sgt. Victorino was involved in a

motorcycle accident when he hit loose gravel and lost control of his

2008 Harley Davidson during a club ride just east of Lewiston. He

was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering severe injuries. He was

airlifted to the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston,

undergone surgery, and just recently, was able to move to a facility

closer to home.

A 24-year veteran of law enforcement and veteran of the United

States Air Force, Sgt. Victorino has been with the Ponderay Police

Department since June of 2001 (his past service also includes

the Spirit Lake Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff's

Office, Bonner County Sheriff's Office and the Sandpoint Police

Department).

He has a long recovery ahead of him, and he and his family are in

need of the support of the local community.

Please join the family and friends of Sgt. Mike Victorino at the

Bonner County Fairgrounds (4203 North Boyer Avenue) on Saturday,

October 17, for a Dinner and Auction benefit in his honor. From 3

to 9pm, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, merchandise, a

kids’ corner, and dinner catered by Sweet Lou's. Admission includes

dinner, soda, water and coffee. There will also be a full cash bar.

Tickets, which are just $10 each, can be purchased online at

EventBrite.com

(EventBrite.com/e/Mike-Victorino-Benefit-

Tickets-119516349619 ) or at the door the day of the event. Kids 5

and younger are free to attend. And be sure to stay up-to-date by

following the event at Facebook.com/SgtVictorinoBenefit .

Sgt. Victorino has served our local communities and country, and

now we have the opportunity to serve him.

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07 OCTOBER

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

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Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School invites local

families to join students for Walk to School Day October 7. Walk to School

Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking

and biking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing

physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion

and concern for the environment. This event builds connections between

families, schools and the broader community. For more information on

this event, contact erin.billings@lposd.org. To learn more about Walk to

School Day, visit WalkBiketoSchool.org.

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Now is your chance for an incredible opportunity to connect, learn and

grow together, as you are invited to join leaders from around the world

for a live virtual leadership event on October 9. During this live simulcast

Live 2 Lead event, you will hear from incredible leaders including John C.

Maxwell; former CEO of Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally; COO and

President of Focus Brands, Kat Cole; and immensely talented entertainer

and entrepreneur, Steve Harvey. Experience Live 2 Lead from the comfort

of your own home or office while taking the opportunity to make local,

national and international connections you never would otherwise. Secure

your seat or set up a watch party for your team at TrishBuzzone.com/

streaming-leaders.

FARMERS’ MARKET CLOSING DAY

October 10

As summer has ended and fall is in full swing, now is the time to stock

up on the best local produce to fill your pantry and freezer for the winter!

Come out and support our hardworking farmers and artisans at the final

Sandpoint Farmers’ Market of the season! The food and fun takes place

Saturday, October 10, at Farmin Park. From 8am to 1pm, the market will

be closing out their 2020 season with fine arts and crafts, specialty items

and baked goods, fresh produce, food and more. Fall family fun awaits!

SandpointFarmersMarket.com

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place

as planned. Due to the current health crisis, there is the possibility that event

schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event websites

to stay up to date with current information.

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A Team Approach to Wealth Management

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