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February 2021 Sandpoint Living Local

FEBRUARY 2021

LIVING LOCAL

BEAUTIFUL

WEEKEND

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What is the current real estate market climate in North Idaho?

Right now, the market is still in favor of Sellers and prices continue to rise. Good news for Buyers - the new year has

brought more properties for sale and mortgage interest rates are historically low.

Is now a good time to buy or sell?

I always say when the time is right for you, the time is right. Buyers be ready. Approach your home search with proof

of your purchasing ability and understand you may need to adjust your expectations. Sellers, you presently have the

advantage of less competition. Price your home or land accordingly and know your next step. Rely on

professionals who are focused on your area for advice.

One thing is certain - our market is constantly changing. What is important to me remains the same. God, Family

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What Jackie’s clients are saying

“She’s a very warm friendly realtor who listens and always follows through on

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friends and they too have been very pleased with her advice and work ethic.”

Cat B., Sandpoint

“We have been working with Jackie for a few years and are extremely happy with

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our friends and family.”

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"Jackie outshined other potennal brokers with her in depth proposals and market

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other sectors (banking, mortgages, accounnng, etc.). We were told that she would

treat us like her only client...and it truly felt that way. Exceeded all expectaaons

despite the fact that the referral to her set the bar very high. We can't imagine

selling this house with anyone other than Jackie. We are very appreciaave to have

been introduced to her and recommend her to anyone in the area.”

Chris H. and Family, Sandpoint, ID

“Thank you so much for helping me through this process, you were awesome to

work with. Look forward to going through this process again some day.”

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FEBRUARY 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 2

inside

Be Good To Yourself

Strategies for self-love

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Beautiful Weekend Destinations to Unwind

Drivable destinations to relax solo, with a bestie or with your

partner this February

Your Tasting Adventure Awaits!

Take a seat at one of the area’s tasting rooms

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BEFORE

LOVE STARTS WITH YOU

Congratulations! We all made

it through the first month of

the new year. As February

has arrived, with it comes the

holiday we all equate to romance, roses

and … love—Valentine’s Day.

But this year, as we continue to embark

on new journeys, take this month as an

opportunity to focus on not only the love

you show others, but yourself.

Self-love is too often overlooked. But if we

don’t nurture our own bodies, minds and

spirits, exemplifying love for ourselves,

how can we possibly extend love to those

around us?

There are many things surrounding us on

a daily basis that are out of our control,

yet we have complete control over how we

treat ourselves.

This month, it’s up to you to choose how you

celebrate life and love. Whether you treat

yourself to solo dinner or a spa day, spend

Valentine’s weekend with your significant

other or family, or opt to surround yourself

with your dearest friends, love will always

be in the air wherever you go—as long as

you’re dedicating time and attention to

loving yourself first.

May love fill your life not just on Valentine’s

Day but every day.

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In this issue, we have put together

content that focuses on self-care and

how important it is that we dedicate time

for ourselves. The happier we are with

ourselves and our own lives, the easier it

is to extend that joy beyond ourselves and

share it with those we care for.

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INTRODUCING

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LIVING LOCAL

BEAUTIFUL

WEEKEND

DESTINATIONS

TO UNWIND

Your Tasting

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

Take a seat at one of the

area’s tasting rooms

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FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH WE ALL

CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY. As you

share the love with those around you, be sure

to treat yourself to all that's good in life, like a

glass—or bottle—of wine from one of the many

area tasting rooms that can be found close to

home—like Sandpoint’s very own Pend d’Oreille

Winery. Cheers to winter and wine!

Cover photo by Kiersten Patterson Photography

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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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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Pend d'Oreille Winery: 26 years of vinting excellence

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ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

Recognizing our local youth as they excel in

their sport

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

Dark Love Stout Week: A stout-lover’s

Valentine’s destination

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GOOD NEWS

The Sites, Sounds and Smells of Americana: A

cross-country ride through America’s heartland

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LIVING LOCAL

A Pathway to the Future: Changes in store for

Sandpoint’s City Beach

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Highland North Day Spa: Treat yourself, or

someone you love, to a day at the spa

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IN FOCUS

Golden Guernsey Goodness: A look inside

Bonner County’s only Grade A cow dairy

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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sneak peak into February ...

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FEATURE

Introducing SpaceX: Major milestones reached,

supported by the expertise of North Idaho native

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BE GOOD TO YOURSELF

Strategies for self-love

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BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND

DESTINATIONS TO UNWIND

Drivable destinations to relax solo, with a bestie or with

your partner this February

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YOUR TASTING

ADVENTURE AWAITS

Take a seat at one of the area’s tasting rooms

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Park City, Utah: A flight in the morning and hitting the

slopes by afternoon

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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FEATURED RECIPE

Shepherd’s Pie: A savory yet healthy take on

this classic recipe

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don’t miss out on these seasonal events and fun

community happenings

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Create A New Look in Your Kitchen or Bath

IT’S AS SIMPLE AS REPLACING YOUR HARDWARE

By Nikki Luttmann, Seven Bee Interiors

For Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One and Selkirk Glass and Cabinets

One of the quickest and easiest ways to update a tired kitchen

or bath is with the addition or change of cabinetry hardware.

It seems like a small thing, but often small changes can make

a big impact. If you, like so many people in our area, have a

house from the building boom in the early 2000s, you may have a kitchen

full of the ubiquitous “golden oak” cabinets. Popular through the 1980s

and 1990s, here in North Idaho and beyond, the golden oak era reigned

supreme well into the new millennium, as some local builders were

slower to pick up on new trends.

If your cabinetry is in good shape, but just looks a little dated, switching

or adding hardware will update your look. If your cabinets are newer, but

lack hardware, I recommend adding it ASAP. Hardware—cabinet handles

and pulls—extends the life of your cabinetry by protecting it from greasy

fingers and dirt, but also from fingernails, which are particularly harmful

to the finish on painted cabinets.

Cabinetry hardware is one of the most fun—but also daunting—finishes

to choose for your home. There are so many options available in both

finishes and style that it can be difficult to choose. Just remember, with

this element of your home, go for function in your most used spaces, like

kitchens or master baths, and have a little more fun in places that require

less use, like a powder bath or wet bar.

For finish ideas, look to your existing light fixtures. Do you have oilrubbed-bronze

(ORB) pendant lights in the kitchen? Then ORB or black

hardware might be the right choice for your cabinetry hardware. Satin

nickel vanity light in your bathroom? Satin nickel or pewter might work

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If your cabinetry is in good shape, but just looks a little

dated, switching or adding hardware will update your look.

for your cabinetry. However, that said, mixing metal finishes is usually just fine! One of my

favorite kitchens included copper pulls on the painted dark gray perimeter of the kitchen, and

black pulls on the cherry wood island. It made for a fun and playful contrast, but also balanced

out the two looks.

My advice is to go to a showroom and take a look at the hardware in person. Wrap your hand

around the pulls and knobs that you like to make sure they are comfortable in your hand. If you

still aren’t sure, purchase one piece to take home to see how it looks in your space. Remember, if

you are replacing hardware, then it is easiest to match your existing drilled holes in your cabinet.

Bring an existing pull with you to make sure you are getting the right size. It can be trickier to

measure these than you might think, so making sure they match exactly is an important step.

Selkirk Glass and Cabinets in Ponderay has a wide array of hardware to choose from, and the

sales staff there can help you find the right size and shape to suit your needs. As well, they

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

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Nutrition, Culinary Arts & Teen Living

Lake Pend Oreille High School

The impact a teacher can have on

a student often goes well beyond

the classroom. A student recently

opened up to Lake Pend Oreille High

School teacher Rand Rosecrans, and what

he told him was something he will never

forget. “I had a student tell me, ‘This school

(LPO) saved my life.’ The student then told

me I had played a part in that,” said Rand.

Rand is happy to be teaching again in his

native state. He’s been an educator for 20

years and began his career in Alaska as a

chef/instructor at a remote

public boarding school.

At LPO he continues his

work in culinary with

courses in nutrition and

foods, international cuisine,

culinary arts and teen

living. “I am simultaneously

humbled and motivated

that, built into my work,

I have the awesome

opportunity and potential

to have a very positive and

impactful influence on the

lives of my students every

single day,” Rand explained.

Like all teachers, Rand has had to adapt

his curriculum this school year and misses

seeing students' faces every day. Strategies

are continuing to be laid out to integrate

the classroom experience with online

learning. “As we move forward I believe

we can adapt by accepting the fact that this

current situation can be a struggle for all.

Sometimes we learn the most when we are

"Sometimes we

learn the most

when we are

engaged in the

management of

challenging times."

engaged in the management of challenging

times,” he said.

Rand wants to see each of his students

reach their full potential and believes there

are a few simple guidelines to follow that

will lead to success:

1. Show up. Be present and punctual

every time. It does not matter if it is an

appointment, work, school, or coffee with

a friend. Being present and punctual is a

form of self respect and integrity and shows

respect for others.

2. Be kind. The superpower

of kindness toward others

allows us to uplift, inspire

and empower. Kindness

gives us the ability to rise

above the din of division

and delusion that currently

seems so prevalent in our

world. Let us use the power

of kindness to get back to a

place of unity and strength.

3. Work hard. Hard work

is still the key to success.

At school, at your job, in

relationships with others, take responsibility

for your own life and actions through the

powerful catalyst of hard work. The world

owes you nothing but will reward you if

you diligently earn, create and build your

own story. Sometimes someone points at

the world around them and makes excuses

for why they can’t do, or blames others for

what they cannot have. This is a one-way

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PUSHING THROUGH MOST PEOPLE’S

NO. 1 FEAR

How to respond when that voice inside

whispers, “We’re not good enough”

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner

Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

Recently, a friend interviewed a successful marketing company

CEO named Tomo about how he got his start as a writer and

marketer. During the conversation, Tomo shared a valuable lesson

he learned early in his career that still inspires him today.

As a young adult writing for smaller, local businesses, Tomo demonstrated

a talent for creating relatable, targeted marketing campaigns and ad

copy. His success led to an offer from a larger firm. Tomo jumped at the

opportunity, though he wondered if, maybe, he would be in over his

head.

“I had been at the new job a few days, enough time to meet everyone,

get acclimated, help out with a project or two. I came in one morning to

find my first solo assignment waiting for me. They wanted me to write an

eBook. I had never written an eBook. In fact, I had no idea how to write

any kind of book. So, I sat there, reading the assignment over and over

again, feeling the fear build up inside me.

“I wasn’t afraid of failing. I had failed before and learned from those

failures. My fear was someone finding out I didn’t know what I was

doing. In that moment, it felt like everything I had accomplished before

didn’t matter, because I was too focused on what I’d never done.

“I sat there, staring at the blank page on my computer screen, debating

my next move. I could just leave. If I left, they would never find out.

Tempting, but I knew giving into my fear would mean losing that

opportunity, and probably others.

“So, I gathered my courage and walked to my colleague’s desk. Over his

30-year career, Dave had seen it all. I was a little in awe, wondering how

to tell him what I was thinking, when I heard myself blurt out: ‘They

asked me to write a book, and I have no idea how!’

“Dave smiled, offered some direction to get me started, and said, ‘Just

begin. You’ll figure it out.’ Then Dave shared a quote that, he said,

resonated with him; and it has certainly helped me through some rough

spots over the years: ‘It took me 15 years to discover I had no talent for

writing, but I couldn’t give up … by that time I was too successful.’

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"I remind myself

that as long as I

keep growing, keep

investing in myself

and in others, our

team will be who we

need to be to realize

our greater vision."

“Because of my fear of being found out, it

took me a long time to realize, and longer to

accept, that everyone already knew I didn’t

know everything, and that was okay. They saw

me face challenges, and they respected me for

overcoming them; knew my shortcomings and

appreciated the quality of my work. They cared

about who I was and what I did. I earned their

trust by living my values and growing through

each new challenge. I didn’t need to fear being

found out, because they already knew me. That

awareness led to so much freedom.

“Today, more than 20 years later, my business is

growing, and I sometimes wonder if there will

come a time when it’s too big for me. Then, I

remind myself that as long as I keep growing,

keep investing in myself and in others, our

team will be who we need to be to realize our

greater vision.”

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Dark Love Stout Week

A STOUT-LOVER’S VALENTINE’S DESTINATION

By Abigail Thorpe

Whether you’re looking for plans for Valentine’s Day, or just

love delicious stouts, the 219 Lounge’s Dark Love Stout

Week is made for February and beer lovers. Every day

from February 8 through the 14, they’ll be pouring new stouts to help

brighten the dark winter days.

Starting on Monday, February 8, the 219 will release two new (mostly)

bourbon barrel-aged stouts every day, with 11 stouts on tap Saturday

and Sunday. “We’re excited to make it a week-long event,” says 219

manager Mark Terry. Each beer was specially selected for the event

and isn’t readily available to customers, as many are one-time beers,

so this may be your only opportunity to try them.

“What makes these beers special is that the majority of them have

spent over a year in bourbon barrels,” adds Terry. The result is an

incredibly rich, decadent brew, with an unusually high alcohol

content for beer, so you may need to come back several times in the

week to sample them all.

On Saturday, February 13, the 219 will welcome back live music for

the first time in a long while with the Jason Perry Trio from Spokane.

If you’re looking for a quieter time to visit and taste the stouts when

it’s easier to spread out, plan ahead and visit during the week.

There is no cover charge or tickets required, but limited glassware will

be available starting Monday. $15 gets you a unique diner-style mug

you can take home, along with two 5-ounce pours. Additional 5- and

12-ounce pours will be available for purchase.

To learn more, visit 219.bar or @219Lounge on Facebook, and mark

your calendars for a seasonal favorite!

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Open Hearts and

Healing Hands

Treat yourself, or someone you love,

to a day at the spa

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

HIGHLANDS NORTH DAY SPA

1315 Highway 2, Suite 5

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

208.263.3211

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“I learned a long time ago that

people don’t care how much

you know until they know how

much you care—and I have

staff that show they care."

“We are a beautiful blend of heart and soul, medical and

spa atmosphere mixed together,” shares Arla Markael,

the woman behind Highlands North Day Spa in

Sandpoint.

Serving Sandpoint and surrounding communities since August of 2018,

Arla has a passion for healing and for people. “I learned a long time ago

that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you

care—and I have staff that show they care," she says.

Arla works hard to create a supportive work environment for her staff while

taking care of them with a loving approach. In turn, they lovingly take care

of each and every client who walks through their doors. “I am constantly

bringing myself into alignment with a heart-based approach to all we do and

talking about that with my amazing staff to approach their clients with that

same heart,” she says.

It was after receiving massage during pregnancy that Arla first fell in love

with massage, though, she admits, she was still skeptical about “spa time.”

Growing up on a farm in Bonners Ferry bucking hay bales, working on her

dad’s sawmill and tending huge gardens, spa time was a “bit of fluff ” in Arla’s

mind. It wasn’t until after she had purchased the spa (with her previous

business partner) that she truly realized what a beautiful—and healing—

place that was created.

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“I was under some of the worst stress imaginable, working 80-hour weeks

and really struggling,” she recalls. “One of my staff practically forced me to

do a spa treatment with an exfoliation, mud wrap, and herbal wrap ending

in a massage. By the time we were done, I honestly could not remember

why I was so stressed, and that bliss lasted several days. I was completely

on board! And I am so proud to be in such a healing industry!”

At Highlands North Day Spa, they not only provide massage (hot stone,

relaxation, deep tissue and therapeutic, and are adding Medical), facials

and anti-aging skin care, but also far infrared sauna, an Anespa mineral

shower, which heals skin and hair (like being at the best hot springs on

the planet!), and Kangen (high alkaline with minerals, electrolytes and

antioxidants) water—which is extremely beneficial and deeply hydrating

because of how the ionized molecules respond in the body.

Arla is excited to announce that Highlands North Day Spa is becoming a

Ballancer Pro Lymphatic Drainage provider. “This is more amazing that

I can express!” she smiles. With more than 40 years of research on this

machine, it was almost immediately approved with the FDA once it hit the

U.S. just three years ago. Approximately 30 of these machines make it to

the U.S. each year—and Highlands North Day Spa has one!

“It is a full-body machine that is like having four to six licensed massage

therapists working on your body at once, and the technology is so much

more advanced than old-style compression therapy,” she affirms. It’s also

phenomenal for weight loss, according to Arla. “I have seen people who

have struggled for years (active people with nutrition backgrounds) finally

have success!" And it reduces cellulite and scarring, including stretch

mark fading. And it’s a must for athletes for injury healing and reduction

of lactic acid.

In addition to their wellness treatments, they offer beauty services as well:

lash lifts, tints and extensions, waxing, nail and hair care, and more.

Arla is grateful to the community and clients she serves. She takes great joy

seeing her clients leave in bliss, “knowing the healing that has taken place

in their bodies and hearts.”

“Massage can actually help release pent-up emotions/stress as well as

trauma from physical injury that has happened to the body, aiding in

healing,” shares Arla. “Just knowing that when someone is on that table

they are in the rest and repair brainwave is gratifying. And in the other

areas of skin care and beauty treatments, knowing clients feel more

confident, beautiful and serene is really amazing!”

Treat yourself, or someone you love, to one or more of the wonderful

services offered at Highlands North Day Spa, where Arla and her team are

waiting with healing hands and open hearts.

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The Sites, Sounds and Smells of Americana

A CROSS-COUNTRY RIDE THROUGH AMERICA’S HEARTLAND

By Abigail Thorpe

IT WAS LIKE HAVING

A JOB—ONLY EACH

DAY INSTEAD OF

HEADING TO THE

OFFICE, HE’D JUMP

ON HIS BIKE FOR

AN AVERAGE OF 85

MILES THROUGH

THE HEARTLAND OF

AMERICA.

you ride, you see things

you’d never see from a car,”

explains Mel Dick, who

“When

returned from a cross-country

bike ride from Sandpoint, Idaho, to Key West,

Florida, just a few months ago. In the six months

leading up to his trip, Mel road 20 to 75 miles every

day to prepare for the grueling 4,000-mile ride that

would take just two months.

It was like having a job—only each day instead

of heading to the office, he’d jump on his bike for

an average of 85 miles through the heartland of

America, where he made new friends, connected

with old ones, and gained a picture of life in America

that inspired, sobered and delighted.

Going into the trip there was some apprehension—

after all, he was riding 4,000 to 5,000 miles through

rugged mountains, expansive prairies, remote

backcountry and along deserted highways entirely

solo. Apart from his bike and a trailer he named Bob

filled with 60 pounds of supplies to last two days and

spare gear, Mel was on his own.

This wasn’t his first cross-country trip, but it was by

far one of the most unique. In 2008 he did a 10,000-

mile trip cross-country, followed by a 1,500 mile

in 2016 and participated on a team that rode 3,000

miles as part of a Race Across America several years

ago. But this trip he rode across America during fire

season in the west, hurricane season in the south

and east, nation-wide political and social upheaval,

and a pandemic.

The plan was to ride from Sandpoint through

Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, across Kansas,

Missouri and Tennessee, and south through

Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to Key West,

raising a penny a mile for 5,000 miles to benefit the

youth services programs of the Sandpoint Rotary

Club. Three direct hurricanes as he came into the

southeast spurred multiple route changes, taking

him directly through the Ozarks and some of the

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toughest riding he’s ever experienced: relentless hills, steep, long grades,

and dangerous blind curves.

The route changes cut his trip to 4,000 miles, and so he walked the

remaining 1,000 miles in Key West, determined to reach his goal and

fulfill his promise.

The journey was a much different ride during the second half. “The

whole thing kind of changed at that point in time to much more getting

to know the locals as opposed to meeting other riders on the road,” says

Mel.

Because of COVID people had taken to their RVs, campers, bikes and

motorcycles to get outside; one of the few remaining activities and travel

that still allowed for social distancing. Indoor dining and events may

have been canceled throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, but

the campsites were full. In Breckenridge, the main street was closed off to

traffic, and the bars and restaurants were serving outdoors.

But as he got farther east things were more subdued. Streets were silent

and lots of businesses had closed. Those that remained open were

operating with to-go orders for food, and many of the hotels and motels

remained empty. But the people were generous, open and kind.

It was “the sights, sounds and smells of rural America at its best,” smiles

Mel. Communities welcomed him, and in the dearth of food options,

convenience stores became a regular haunt. He watched people from all

walks of like come and go from what he describes as the “melting pot

of America.” Grabbing their coffee and burrito for the day, construction

workers picking up bags of ice.

“They’re all walks of life, they're every ethnicity you can imagine, and

they’re all getting along very well. It kind of struck me the vast majority

of the country really gets along,” reflects Mel. His trip took place as

America was experiencing much unrest and the cities were filled with

riots, protests and discontent. But mid, rural Americana was a different

story from what the news channels portrayed. People were getting along,

and everyone was eager to help each other, to be a part of Mel’s journey.

In Missouri, as he was waiting for a shop to tune up his bike, a guy came

running in off the street and greeted Mel, asking for a picture together. He

was a complete stranger but knew some owners of a small country store

Mel had spoken to several days before. The man had recognized Mel’s

bike trailer outside the bike shop from what the couple had told him.

Another day in Florida, a guy in line at a convenience store had forgotten

his wallet, so Mel covered his $10 purchase. An hour later Mel was at a

bike shop to get some work done, and after several hours of working on

his bike, the shop told him he didn’t owe a thing. It was a pay-it-forward

moment for Mel. “It renewed my faith in how genuine and how real

people really are.”

By the end of his journey, Mel had gone 5,000 miles, met strangers who

became friends, and raised just over $14,000—more than his initial goal of

$10,000. Of the funds raised, $2,500 went to support the Resource Closet

at Farmin Stidwell Elementary School, which provides basic necessities

to students and families in need. An additional $3,000 of it will provide

six $500 scholarships to the Bulldog Resilience initiative at Sandpoint

High School, where students create their own project representing what

resilience means to them.

Asked if he would do it again, Mel smiles. For him, cycling and exercise

is a type of health insurance policy. Health permitting, he plans to do

another trip in two and half years when he turns 70, and then another

cross-country trip at 80. “With a goal of saying I want to be able to do this

when I’m 80, then I know I’ll stay healthy,” he laughs.

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GOLDEN GUERNSEY GOODNESS

A LOOK INSIDE BONNER COUNTY’S ONLY

GRADE A COW DAIRY

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Drive down Dufort Road in Sagle, and

tucked back in off a side road you’ll

find Pleasant Meadow Creamery, a

family owned, family run dairy that

produces milk the gold old-fashioned way, and

where the cows still graze freely in the fields. It’s

Bonner and Kootenai counties’ only Grade A

cow dairy, and as you drive up you can glimpse

the Guernsey cows roaming contentedly in one

of the several open fields.

The Herndon family owns and runs the dairy,

which first started back in 2011 with one

Guernsey cow, a commercial castoff from

Lynden, Washington. But before she arrived, a

dairy farm, and indeed cows themselves, weren’t

in the picture at all.

The Herndons moved from Colorado to South

Sandpoint in 2004 and, the following year,

discovered 20 acres out in Sagle that was mostly

flat, wooded and had a stream running through

it—the perfect place to build their home. That

spring they moved onto the property and built

the first barn and an apartment above to live

in, and in 2006, they introduced goats to the

family acreage for personal milk. But there were

two drawbacks to goats. One, when you have a

surplus of milk, no one wants it. Second, they

only milk five or six months out of the year with

any volume. And so entered the first Herndon

family cow.

Soon she was producing too much for the

family to consume, and they started selling to

friends in Ball half-gallon jars. By the time their

first Guernsey arrived, the family had added an

additional 20 acres to their land and needed a

cow to graze it. Soon, that one cow would grow

to several, and those 40 acres became Pleasant

Meadow Creamery.

The Herndons were selling in one store under

the Idaho Small Herd Exemption, and their

raw guernsey milk was gaining traction—they

couldn’t produce enough for demand. Today,

they milk 17 cows, with six additional cows in

line to join over the next year and a half.

They are now a licensed Grade A Idaho dairy

and will have their organic certification by the

end of this summer. Their ladies still graze out

on the fertile soil every day, and you can find

Pleasant Meadow Creamery milk in multiple

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stores throughout Bonner, Boundary and

Kootenai counties.

The entire family works the farm—Paul

and his wife Debra and their son and three

daughters. The family is up and out the door

of the main house Paul built in 2010 at 5:45am

every morning. “Our lives are seven days per

week and at least 12 hours per day, between our

multiple jobs and school. There is little time for

recreation in a family dairy, but we do love what

we do and derive pleasure from it,” says Paul.

Each family member has a specific job. Paul

handles providing hay on hay days—certified

organic clover/grass hay that they produce on

a leased 20 acres and has the same nutrients as

the fresh grass the cows graze in summer. He’s

also responsible for managing the herd—any

breeding that needs to be done, natural health

care for the cows and keeping detailed records

of everything. When he’s not wandering the

fields or one of the several barns or buildings he

built from the ground up, he’s upstairs working

at his private CPA practice, a trained eye always

on the fields analyzing the cows’ behavior.

If a cow’s in distress, Paul is the one who tends to

it. The family uses natural remedies and herbal

tinctures for pretty much everything, a process

they’ve found much more successful and

healthy for the herd than using conventional

medicine and antibiotics. It also allows them to

remain organic, as one antibiotic or inorganic

supplement, and that cow has to be removed

from the herd and production.

Paul and Debra’s three daughters feed the

calves, clean pens, fill waters and more, and

their son works full time milking the herd two

times a day, every day but Sunday; Sunday Paul

milks. Debra records the prior day’s production

each morning and plans for bottling on their

four bottling days.

On these days, bottling starts around 7:30am,

and the van is loaded around 9am for

distribution to their stores. “An average day is

every day of the year,” laughs Paul. The evenings

end with more feedings, cleaning and care, but

the family is all in it together.

It’s not every day you get to see a working dairy

farm, one family at the helm. Standing in the

production facility—which Paul, of course,

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uilt himself, including all of the electrical, two books in hand, teaching

himself the process from start to finish, just like he did dairy farming—

you can see the herd of Guernseys wandering the frozen fields. One of

them, Lava, enjoying the warmth of the barn while paying two friendly

calves a visit.

Each member of the herd is like a family friend. They all have names—

if you watch closely as they’re mentioned, they’ll turn their head and

look at you as if they know you’re talking about them. The family chose

Guernseys because they have a reputation for producing the highest

quality, best-tasting milk, and they graze their cows because it produces a

better tasting milk that is healthier for consumption. The fresh grass helps

produce a better combination of fatty acids in the milk, making it better

for human health, and the results show. Lab analysis has shown the milk

is higher in fat percentage, protein, enzymes, and has a better balance of

omega 3 and 6 than conventional milk.

“The testimony of our customers is what proves to us that this is a

product that is special,” explains Paul. “First and foremost, the number

one compliment is that this is the best-tasting milk people have ever had.

The second biggest compliment comes from people who had given up

drinking milk believing it was incompatible with their bodies—until they

tried ours and discovered it was quite compatible.”

Their organic processes extend to the fields, where they adhere not only

to the standards, but the principles of being organic. “All human health

starts in the soil,” believes Paul. “On our farm, the wildlife, from soil on

up, has increased year after year. It is a joy to be such a mecca of wild bugs,

birds, plants and animals, in addition to the farm animals. It is symbiosis.”

You’ll always find Pleasant Meadow in a glass bottle, partly to keep plastic

from landfills and oceans, and partly because the glass helps preserve the

delicious flavor of the raw, unpasteurized milk, which is more palatable

and beneficial for human digestion and health than homogenized,

pasteurized milk. And the family can’t keep their milk on the shelves of

the 12 retail stores they stock.

“What is most rewarding are the accolades on the quality of the product

we receive from our customers,” explains Paul. “The reason we do this

is because it is so well received. If it was not, we would easily be doing

something else. Praise on the quality is what keeps us continuing to do the

incredibly hard work.”

You can find their milk in Yoke’s, Winter Ridge, and all of the Super 1

Foods from Bonners Ferry to Post Falls, as well as at Pilgrim’s Market in

Coeur d’Alene and Only Local in Westmond. You’ll notice a soft golden

hue to the milk—a result of the beta carotene from grass passing directly

into the fat of the animal and into the milk—and the reason they call it

“Golden Guernsey Goodness.”

You can find out more about Pleasant Meadow Creamery on their website

at PleasantMeadowCreamery.com.

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“Each time a guest tastes

our wine and has a

positive experience, we

are rewarded."

“I

love seeing the look on people’s faces the first time they walk through

our door and try our wine and food,” smiles Jim Bopp, co-owner and

winemaker of Pend d’Oreille Winery. “We’re just a little winery in

Northern Idaho, but I think people quickly realize we have a very quality

product to offer.”

Founded by Steve and Julie Meyer, Pend d’Oreille Winery opened in 1995. Jim and

partner Kylie Presta purchased the business in 2017, continuing the legacy that the

Meyers created more than a quarter century ago.

Inspired by the winemaking process and opportunity to continue to learn the science,

the history and the art of producing a quality wine is what led Jim and Kylie to become

involved in the Pend d’Oreille Winery. “Being involved in the business allows us to tell

the story of Pend d’Oreille wines,” smiles Kylie.

The intimate, hands-on winery produces locally made, award-winning wines;

approximately 17 varietals from grapes sourced from the Columbia Valley. The

winemaking team is attentive to each step of the wine-making process to ensure the

most balanced and complex product. “We are involved with the entire process—from

fruit to glass, as we intend to produce a quality wine enjoyed by many.”

The owners continue to move forward with growth and new ideas, and new wines,

while also keeping the traditions the winery laid down before them.

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You can find their tasting room in the heart of downtown

Sandpoint in the historic Belwood building. Here guests are

invited to stop in to enjoy a superb glass of wine and an artisan

pizza in the friendly yet elegant atmosphere that’s been created.

“We hope all guests feel welcome when they enter our tasting

room and enjoy a glass of excellence,” Kylie affirms. “We maintain

a local connection while also extending our presence nationwide

through our wine club.”

At Pend d’Oreille Winery, it is a collaborative effort. From those

conducting the making of the wine to the employees producing

the food and serving the wine in the tasting room, Jim says it

takes everyone’s contributions—the incredible staff and the

seamless teamwork they maintain—to deliver an experience.

Both born and raised in Sandpoint, Jim and Kylie share the same

story of moving away to pursue higher education and travel

opportunities—eventually returning to the home they love. They,

and their families, are deeply rooted in the Sandpoint community

and agree it is “an honor to be part of the local business community,

as our local businesses support one another. We work together,

we promote one another, we strengthen one another.”

“I love living here in Sandpoint. As a true native to the area, being

able to, now as I’ve gotten older, give back and be involved in the

community has been wonderful,” shares Jim. “This community

helped raise me, so now that I’m able to be part of helping raise

the next generation, and hopefully help make Sandpoint a better

place, has been very fulfilling.”

Pend d’Oreille Winery supports local nonprofits through their

Sip-n-Shop events. Kylie and Jim also volunteer with local

nonprofits and support community events.

They invite you to stop by their tasting room (open noon to

8pm Tuesday through Sunday) to taste what they have to offer.

This month marks the release of their Huckleberry Blush, and

L’Oeuvre is February’s Wine of the Month. Be sure to pair a glass

of one of these wines with one of their handcrafted meals from

their kitchen.

“Each time a guest tastes our wine and has a positive experience,

we are rewarded," they share. "We enjoy making these wines, and

we can only present them and hope they are well-received. We

hope guests taste the dedication, attention and fun we put into

our wines.”

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for one last season. For Camille, it’s been the

experience of a lifetime. “The journey that

cross country has been makes it the highlight

of my high school experience and really of

my life. The culture of support, positivity,

dedication, passion and friendship have

taught me more lessons about life and the

person I want to be than anything else,” she

said.

Camille also lettered and captained the crosscountry

team this past fall and has competed

in the state golf tournament, placing third

with her team in 2019. A student of many

interests, Camille sits at the top of her class,

has received multiple scholastic awards, and

was also named the local and state winner of

the Distinguished Young Women program.

A trying time for Camille came after an

injury her freshman season. It took her out of

competition for the entirety of her sophomore

year, but she was determined not to give up.

“What kept me going was that I still came to

practice every day, I still got to have time with

my teammates and wonderful coaches, and

when everyone would go out to run, I would

go over to SWAC (now YMCA) and do my

own workout of either swimming or being on

the elliptical,” she recalled. “It was definitely

challenging, but 100 times more rewarding.

Nothing could top the feeling of getting to go

on that first run back with my team.”

Camille plans to keep running when she goes

to college, but as a way to clear her mind,

give her day a boost and stay healthy. She is

awaiting entrance decisions to some of the top

engineering schools in the country and wants

to pursue a degree in engineering physics or

environmental science. “I want to work on

making renewable and clean energy more

accessible, affordable and efficient. I have

always had a passion for math and science,

and I want to be able to focus that passion

to help fuel my passion for environmental

protection,” she said.

Finally, Camille wants to thank her coach

Angie Brass, who she now calls not just coach,

but mentor and friend: “She has taught me

so many lessons, and one that is particularly

special is that silence is acceptance, you have

your voice for a reason, and that you are

strong enough to use it to stand up for what

is right.”

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THE MONTH

TAG BENEFIELD

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Whether it’s on the wrestling mat

or the football field, Sandpoint

High School senior Tag

Benefield loves to compete. In football, Tag

thrives on the defensive side of the ball. He

was named Defensive MVP for the third

time his senior season and was also recently

named to the first team for the state of Idaho

at linebacker. Colleges are taking notice,

and Tag is still considering where he might

want to suit up and continue his career after

graduation this spring.

Tag knows that the more effort he puts

into his craft, the better he will ultimately

become. “A lesson that I have learned is that

nothing is given, and if you want something,

you have to work for it.”

This was especially true for Tag during his

junior year, when he suffered a major knee

injury. An intense rehab plan was put in

place, and Tag was determined to compete

at the state tournament in his other favorite

sport—wrestling. Through hard work and

determination, Tag was able not just to

compete again but at an extremely high level,

eventually taking home a third-place finish

at the state tournament in his weight class.

He is currently well into his senior season of

wrestling and has his sights set on another

trip to state in hopes of becoming champion.

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Of the numerous sports Tag has played over

the years, football remains his favorite. “It’s

the competition and getting to play with all

of my friends that makes it my favorite,” he

explained.

His abilities and leadership qualities have led

him to be named captain of both the football

and wrestling teams for his senior season.

Tag is considering a major in either business

or physical therapy, and the University of

Idaho is one of the schools he is considering

attending.

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A PATHWAY TO THE FUTURE

Changes in store for Sandpoint’s City Beach

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Since City Beach was first formed almost 100 years ago in 1922 on

land donated by the Northern Pacific Railroad, the waterfront land

has served as a community gathering place for families, visitors and

locals alike.

Improvements in the 1950s served to create a more welcoming and

usable spot, without the flooding that early years saw in the area, and

over the years, City Beach has become a popular spot cherished by locals

and enjoyed by visitors. On any sunny summer day, its waterfront is filled

with families and individuals enjoying the lake and grassy open spaces.

While changes have gradually been made over the years, there has never

been a master plan to help determine how to best utilize the space. A

brand-new Master Plan introduced by the City plans to change that. The

new project—part of a master plan that includes future design changes

for City Beach, War Memorial Field, the Downtown Waterfront and

Travers/Centennial/Great Northern Sports Complex—centers around a

goal of maximizing the value of the waterfront for public use.

The City Beach Concept Plan is shaped around five design principles

and community values the City looks to honor: maintaining the park

as a community gathering space, maximizing the waterfront for public

use, connecting the park with other recreation and downtown activities,

repurposing underutilized areas, and contributing to the economic

vitality of the city.

The Master Plan was no small undertaking. The City of Sandpoint went

through a year-long planning process that involved members of the

community and local and city organizations before it went before the

City Council and was approved this past September.

The City wanted to make sure that any Master Plan was a reflection

not only of the City’s growing needs, but also of residents’ and visitors’

desires. With that in mind, a random sample survey was sent to various

Sandpoint households, and an open online survey was available for those

who wanted to contribute their input, including those from surrounding

areas who actively use Sandpoint’s amenities. The City held several

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workshops and focus groups, and did key stakeholder interviews, in

order to drive the vision of the Master Plan.

“What we are most proud of and excited about is that we have developed

a vision through community involvement and as a city organization, and

we have a commitment that we will deliver what we say we are going to

do,” says Jennifer Stapleton, Sandpoint city administrator.

The Master Plan is the first in the City’s history, and was designed to

look to the future in creating public spaces that allow people to enjoy

the incredible beauty and community of Sandpoint. With this in mind,

the plan was created to provide a concept and goal, with the funding and

actual implementation of the plan to follow.

“Once you have a vision and a concept, it allows people to think beyond

what currently exists and buy into that vision and what something could

be,” explains Stapleton. The concept was developed around a visioning

exercise rather than a specific dollar amount or ceiling cap in order to

create a long-term vision that wasn’t restricted by dollars.

“A question was asked in the survey about how people would like to

see us accomplish this, and public/private partnership for funding was

overwhelmingly supported,” she adds.

As the vision develops, the City will look to grants, assistance from

outside organizations and nonprofits, private donors and additional

revenue streams to help fund the projects as time, support and demand

allow.

One of the first steps in the plan for City Beach involves a land swap

between the City of Sandpoint and the Cox family for the property that

currently serves as the RV park in exchange for the grassy area currently

in front of the Edgewater Resort.

The exchange, which is currently in the works, will allow for the city boat

launch to be realigned and moved to the waterfront area the RV park

currently occupies, allowing for more boat moorage, increased public

access to the waterfront, and increased safety and ease, since the launch

will no longer compete with other activities taking place in the area.

As part of the process, the RV park will move into City ownership and

serve as a revenue source until the design and construction of the boat

launch is completed, which the city hopes to do in the next two to three

years.

The Edgewater hotel anticipates a tear down and reconstruction of the

iconic hotel and restaurant starting in September, with plans to rebuild

and double the size of the resort.

Further plans for City Beach involve a connecting boardwalk that runs

under the train bridge and byway to connect the downtown waterfront

side with the City Beach side, as well as a larger playground with a splash

pad, and increased parking for boats and vehicles.

“All of us who live in this area and enjoy City Beach appreciate the

challenges of parking and accessing down there in peak summertime,”

says Stapleton. As development and growth in the area continues, coupled

with an increased demand for outdoor activities due to COVID, the City

has been even more motivated to prioritize parks and recreation projects.

Down the road, the Master Plan also calls for a large performance

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structure and activity pad on the western side

of the park that would accommodate concerts

and performances, and even serve seasonally

as basketball courts or other court games.

The hardscape surface could also serve as an

ice rink during winter months, providing an

additional activity for the community. The

area directly east would be further opened

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“As we’re thinking about how we launch this,

we have to be thinking about it as a whole,

because what we don’t want to do is take away a

use in one park until we get that use to another

park,” explains Stapleton.

Phasing is likely to occur across multiple parks

simultaneously, as the Master Plan takes shape

over 10 to 15 years, which is a lofty goal. The

City specifically approached the Master Plan in

this way in order to be driven by a long-term

shared vision that would accommodate growth

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Sprain, Strain or Just in Pain?

The importance of RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation

By Emily Hedine, PTA student, and Mindy Murray, OT/R, Owner, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Have you ever had an injury that resulted in pain, swelling and

weakness? It is extremely common for anyone of all ages to suffer

a strain or sprain just doing everyday things.

In the United States, approximately 2 million acute ankle sprains occur

annually, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Have

you ever experienced spraining your ankle or straining your back during

physical activity? You are not alone; those are two of the most common

injuries. A sprain and a strain are very similar, but let’s explain their

differences and how to care for each injury.

A sprain and strain are defined by:

Sprain: Overstretching or a tear in a ligament, which connects bone to

bone. Your ankle is the most common area to sprain on your body.

muscle to bone. Your hamstrings and low back are the most common area

to have a strain on your body.

Symptoms of a sprain include:

• pain

• swelling

• bruising

• stiffness in the joint

Whereas the symptoms of a strain include:

• pain

• swelling

• muscle spasms

• cramping

• trouble moving

Strain: Overstretching or a tear in a muscle or a tendon, which connects

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is time to move into gaining full range of motion

and strengthening at the joint to help prevent

another injury from occurring. By not allowing

your injury enough time to heal you are at risk

for reinjury if you push yourself too soon and

too hard.

Strengthening your ankles is a very beneficial

way to prevent an ankle sprain. A couple of easy

at-home exercises you could do to strengthen

your ankle include balancing on an uneven

surface like a pillow or a bosu ball, starting with

two feet then progressing to make it harder by

bringing your feet closer together; closing your

eyes or standing on one leg; or drawing the

alphabet with your toes pointed in the air while

seated.

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your health-care professionals.

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INTENSE PULSED

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We answer your most

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BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN

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Have you ever wondered how to get rid

of those brown spots on your skin?

Have those spider veins on your face

been bothering you every time you look in the

mirror? Keep reading to find out more on intense

pulsed light (IPL) and how you can quickly and

efficiently treat skin imperfections.

What is (IPL) intense pulsed light? IPL is used

to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. IPL uses

photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial

through the delivery of a comfortable light

treatment. After just one treatment, patients

generally see significant improvement in the

clarity and complexions of their skin.

What are the benefits? IPL improves

the appearance of age spots (red/brown

pigmentations), vascular lesions such as facial

telangiectasia (spider veins), rosacea (redness),

freckles and sun damage. It can not be used to

treat melasma, a condition that causes dark,

discolored patches on the skin, typically a result

of hormonal changes (pregnancy, birth control).

It is important to see a trained provider who can

correctly identify your skin condition to provide

appropriate treatment. Treating melasma with

IPL can make the discoloration darker and more

pronounced.

What areas can be treated? IPL can be used on

all areas of the body. Most common treatment

areas include the face, neck, chest and back of

hands, however, larger areas can also be treated

if needed.

What are the steps that must be taken before

treatment? Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure

and tanning for three to four weeks prior to

treatment. If there is any pigment/tan on your

skin, you risk pigment irregularities. Do not

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spray tan or use self-tanners two weeks prior.

Discontinue the use of Retinol three to four

days before treatment. Antibiotics that cause

photosensitivity should also be avoided for one

week prior to treatment, and you should consult

with your medical provider to determine if any

medication you are taking is contraindicated.

All these steps are taken to ensure you receive

the safest treatment.

What should I expect during and after

treatment? You will be given protective

eyewear to wear. There will be a bright flash

of light from the laser, and you will feel a

sensation on your skin that feels like a light

snap from an elastic band. Redness and

slight warming of the skin are normal after

treatment, and usually subsides within an hour.

Sunscreen will be applied before leaving your

appointment. Over the next 24 to 48 hours,

you may see a darkening of pigmented spots;

a week afterward, the pigmented lesions will

begin to flake off.

After treating vascular lesions, you may see the

vein blanch or disappear, or a color change in

the vessel that will dissipate after a few days.

How many treatments are recommended?

Improved skin appearance is often visible after

one session. Multiple sessions will continue to

improve your results. For most patients, one to

three treatments are recommended.

How much does IPL cost? Prices for treatments

vary from practice to practice, and generally

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Are there any side effects? Most patients

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KIDS ENT HEALTH MONTH

FROM INFANTS TO TEENS, TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR KIDS' EARS,

NOSE AND THROAT HEALTHY AT EVERY AGE

By Dr. Susan Anderson, Otolaryngologist, Bonner General Health

February is Kids ENT Health month. Ear, nose and throat ailments

are a prime reason children need health care. Primary care providers

and pediatricians manage the majority of these complaints. Common

conditions that bring a child to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose

and throat specialist) are recurring ear infections, concern for hearing loss/

speech delay, nasal congestion, nose bleeds and tonsil-related issues.

Ear infections are the most common ailment in childhood; 80 to 90 percent

of children will have an ear infection by 3 years of age, with the highest

incidence being between 6 and 18 months. Ear infections are also the most

common cause of antibiotic use in children in the United States. Fortunately,

most ear infections resolve with treatment, and children typically outgrow

ear infections by ages 3 to 5 years. A consultation with an otolaryngologist

for children who have four ear infections within six months or six within 12

months is recommended. If the fluid in the small space behind the eardrum

(the middle ear) does not resolve within three months of an ear infection,

a specialist's referral is warranted. These children will frequently need ear

tubes to help the middle ear fluid drain, thus preventing the build-up of

liquid and bacteria in the middle ear. 1

Tonsil and adenoid issues are common for consultation in the Ear, Nose

and Throat Clinic. The tonsils are located in the back of the mouth on each

side. The adenoid is in the back of the nose. The tonsils are visible by looking

in the mouth, but the adenoids typically cannot be seen on routine exams.

Evaluating the adenoid usually requires passing an endoscope through the

nose or obtaining an X-ray. The tonsils and adenoids are lymphoid tissue

and part of the immune system, but their role is limited. Removing them

does not weaken the immune system, and for some, removal may reduce

the frequency of illnesses. A provider may consider removing the tonsils

or adenoids if they are excessively enlarged or frequently infected. Tonsils

and adenoids do not need to be infected to become enlarged. Children often

have obstructive problems from enlarged tonsils and adenoids without ever

having had sore throats or "strep throat."

Problems sometimes caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids are:

• Obstructed breathing during sleep (i.e., sleep apnea)

• Poor disposition and irritable behavior

• Eating problems

• Constant nasal obstruction and congestion

• Poor alignment of teeth

• Abnormal facial development

Parents may seek consultation regarding tonsils after noticing loud snoring

and restless sleep.

A newer ailment seen in the ENT Clinic is hearing loss in teens and

adolescents associated with earbuds or headphones. Kids listen to electronic

media at levels that are often louder than what is allowed by law in a

workplace, leading to high-frequency hearing loss. However, it is not just the

volume causing the hearing changes, but the amount of time using earbuds/

headphones. Children today spend more time listening to electronic media.

Hearing damage is similar to sun damage; it is additive over time, and too

much causes harm.

One study showed 14.2 percent of school-aged children have high-frequency

hearing loss or other audiometric changes. 2 To protect your child's hearing,

kids should take breaks after an hour of listening and turn the volume down

to about 60 percent on their audio players. 3 The best practice for everyone

is that you should be able to hear conversations going on around you while

listening to your media with earbuds/headphones. Also, kids should not

sleep with their earbuds/headphones on; this is additional "trauma time" to

their hearing.

For more information or to reach Dr. Anderson, call Bonner General Ear,

Nose, and Throat Clinic at 208.265.1003 or visit BonnerGeneral.org.

References: 1. Rosenfeld, RM, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy

Tubes in Children. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery149(1S) S1–S35

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Foundation 2013

2. le Clercq, CMP, et al. Association Between Portable Music

Player Use and Hearing Loss Among Children of School Age in the

Netherlands. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(8):668-675.

3. 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics

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February is Kids Ear, Nose and Throat Health Month

Bring your child in for a ENT screening today!

Bonner General Health's ENT clinic,

led by Board Certified Otolaryngologist,

Dr. Susan Anderson, treats pediatric

patients of all ages for conditions

related to:

• Chronic Ear Infections

• Gastroesophageal Reflux

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• Hearing Loss

• Sinusitis

• Sleep-disordered Breathing

• Swimmer’s Ear

• Tonsillitis

• Tonsils and Adenoids

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In these unreliable times, it is helpful to find

things we can count on and that will be certain to

boost our outlook.

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throughout the day, sleep better at night, have

sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and

positive about themselves and their lives. And

it’s also a powerful medicine for many common

mental health challenges.

As one example, a recent study done by the

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found that running for 15 minutes a day or

walking for an hour reduces the risk of major

depression by 26 percent.

Increasing your activity will promote many

positive changes in the brain, including neural

growth, reduced inflammation, and promote

feelings of calm and well-being.

It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals

in your brain that energize your spirits and make

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Finally, exercise can also serve as a distraction,

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Increasing your activity through various kinds

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It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical

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Mindfulness matters. While exercising, try to

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breathing, or the feeling of the wind on your

skin. By adding this mindfulness element—really

focusing on your body and how it feels as you

exercise—you’ll not only improve your physical

condition faster, but you may also be able to

interrupt the flow of constant worries running

through your head.

Thirty minutes of exercise of moderate intensity,

such as brisk walking three days a week, is

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ARE NATUROPATHS

PHYSICIANS?

SORTING THROUGH THE CONFUSION

SURROUNDING NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

As a pharmacist, I work with doctors every day supporting

patients. I understand well a physician's role in the health of our

community. Yet, I am not always clear about naturopaths here

in Idaho.

A quick search in Sandpoint reveals the source of mystery. You will see such

terms as “naturopathic clinic,” “naturopath,” “ND,” “certified traditional

naturopath,” “TND,” "NMD" and “naturopathic practitioner.”

While these seem to imply a doctoral level of education and certification

from a medical board, this is far from reality. The only designation in

Idaho that represents official licensure is “naturopathic medical doctor” or

“NMD.” The rest have no formal standards and are commonly used by “lay”

naturopaths.

Medical doctors are primary care physicians who have met established

requirements to practice medicine. They have graduated from an accredited

academic program and take an approved test that confirms their knowledge.

The Idaho Board of Medicine serves by regulating licenses for medical

physicians (MD), osteopathic physicians (DO), physician assistants (PA)

and naturopathic physicians (NMD). Chiropractors (DC) are licensed by

the Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians and dentists by the Board of

Dentistry (DDS). Nurse practitioners (NP) are certified by the Idaho Board

of Nursing. The State Board of Acupuncture regulates acupuncturists and

oriental medicine (LAc).

A Naturopathic Medical Board was established last year to regulate licensed

naturopaths. In 2005 there was a Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Act,

but that became confusing and conflictual, and was repealed in 2015.

Nationally, licensed naturopaths are certified to have 4,100 hours of inperson

education, 1,200 hours of supervised hands-on clinical training,

graduated from a U.S. Department of Education accredited doctoral

program, and passed all four of the naturopathic licensing exams.

These individuals are considered physicians in Idaho and can legally

practice primary care and prescribe medications. They are trained to

diagnose and treat both acute and chronic illness. They officially have been

granted exclusive use of the term “NMD” or “naturopathic medical doctor.”

All the other terms surrounding naturopaths remain unregulated in Idaho,

even if regulated in other states. For example, an “ND,” or naturopathic

doctor, is regulated in Washington, Oregon and Montana. In those states

you know someone is a licensed physician when they call themselves an

ND or naturopath.

But here in Idaho, anyone, regardless of training, can call themselves an ND,

naturopath, or say they have a naturopathic clinic. The new law allowed for

continued use of those terms since they had been historically supported.

This calls for caution as education and background vary widely. NMD

licensure is a great indicator when searching for a naturopathic physician

who has met the state requirements and national educational standards.

Another good place to look is by asking about education and training.

There are seven accredited naturopathic universities in North America—

Bastyr, NUNM, National University, Boucher, CCNM, SCNM, and NUHS.

These are medical schools that offer exceptional and rigorous education.

They all include clinical training.

Once you know how to sort through all these terms, you should be able to

more easily find a qualified naturopathic practitioner who is well-trained

and knowledgeable to meet your needs.

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INTRODUCING

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MAJOR MILESTONES REACHED, SUPPORTED BY

THE EXPERTISE OF NORTH IDAHO NATIVE

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX,

began with a billionaire’s dream of transporting humans to

Mars.

Founded in the early 2000s by investor and business guru Elon

Musk, the forward-thinking company has been behind a number of

revolutionary firsts and major milestones in its first two decades as a

company.

According to CNET, Musk’s venture into the realm of space was rooted

in the intention to buy a rocket as a publicity stunt to reignite the world’s

excitement for space. The vision that began with a plan to purchase a

Russian rocket turned into finding a way to build his own, with Musk’s

creation of SpaceX.

SpaceX is the only private company that has returned a spacecraft from

low-Earth orbit—and its achievements don’t stop there.

The company’s big victories began in 2008, when it became the first

privately funded group to put a payload in Earth’s orbit. Its Falcon 1

rocket orbited Earth for the first time on September 28 of that year,

paving the way for Falcon 9, it’s nine-engine version of the original

Falcon.

The first orbital class rocket capable of preflight, the Falcon 9 is a

reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured for the reliable

and safe transport of payloads (meaning people, satellites or cargo,

typically measured in terms of weight) into Earth’s orbit and beyond.

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket is unique in its ability to transport

its carrying load into orbit, then have its first stage return to Earth.

Traditionally, a rocket’s stages are due to the high amount of fuel required

to launch a rocket; once the first stage has emptied its fuel, it detaches

and returns to Earth, allowing the second stage to continue on without

the excess weight.

An orbital rocket that has been used to launch satellites for a number of

purposes and resupply the International Space Station, the Falcon 9 has

now flown over 80 missions.

Weighing over 1.2 million pounds, the Falcon 9 is nearly 230 feet tall and

12 feet in diameter. According to SpaceX, the rocket’s nine engines are

gradually throttled near the end of first-stage flight, to limit acceleration

as the rocket’s mass decreases with the burning of fuel. The engines are

also used to decelerate the vehicle at landing time.

The rocket has four landing legs, made from state-of-the-art fiber

placed symmetrically around the base of the rocket to deploy just before

landing.

The Falcon 9’s successful upright landing and recovery in December

2015 was a major win for SpaceX, as that first safe and successful landing

paved the way for the creation of the final version of Falcon 9: the Block 5

Falcon 9 rocket, designed to be refurbished for reuse of up to 100 times.

According to Time, reusable, recoverable rocket stages that can touch

down on dry land have been a topic of discussion for decades, with

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the goal to reduce costs and bring speed to turnaround

time, but SpaceX was the first to successfully make the

concept a reality.

SpaceX’s rockets are streamlined in terms of engine

design and production; helping to reduce costs and

outsourcing, as a majority of the company’s parts are

produced on its own factory floor.

Why the focus on reusability? It’s what allows SpaceX to

supply the most expensive parts of the rocket, in turn

driving down the cost of space access and potentially

breaking barriers to taking space travel further than it’s

ever been.

The majority of rockets are designed to burn up on

reentry, but SpaceX rockets can withstand reentry, to

successfully return to Earth with the ability to fly again.

Most of the cost from launching a rocket comes from

building it; and historically, most rockets have only

flown one time. SpaceX believes that a fully, rapidly

reusable rocket is the required “pivotal breakthrough” to

substantially reduce the cost of space access.

According to SpaceX, a commercial airplane costs

about the same to build as the Falcon 9 rocket, but will

typically fly multiple times per day and conduct tens

of thousands of flights over its lifetime. By their logic,

if following the commercial model, a rapidly reusable

space launch vehicle could significantly reduce the cost

of traveling to space.

Making any margin of progress in the realm of rocketry

is significant, and SpaceX is in the business of redefining

successful space transport.

In May of 2020, the company’s Crew Dragon capsule,

perched atop the Falcon 9 rocket, transported NASA

astronauts to space. Launching from the Kennedy Space

Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, it was SpaceX’s

first ever human-spaceflight launch. The May 30, 2020

mission also marked the first U.S. rocket launch with a

crew of astronauts since 2011, when the shuttle era came

to an end.

Many of SpaceX’s earlier milestones led up to last year’s

successful launch.

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With 108 total launches,

71 landings and 50

reflow rockets, SpaceX

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forward and innovate,

operating with their

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In 2008, the Falcon 1 became the first privately

developed fuel rocket to reach the Earth’s orbit.

In 2012, the Dragon spacecraft became the first

commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the

International Space Station. Then in 2015, the Falcon

9 rocket achieved the first-ever orbital class rocket

landing, delivering 11 communication satellites to

orbit.

It’s easy for successes within the realm of space

transport and rocketry to feel like tales from another

planet. However, a connection to the works of SpaceX

can be found closer to home in North Idaho native

Jacob Katz, a senior guidance and navigation control

engineer for the company.

Katz has been involved in many of SpaceX’s innovative

projects, including the Falcon 9 rocket. He will often

see missions through from start to finish, figuring

out the possibility of a proposed mission, designing

a vehicle’s trajectory, programming its software and

controlling its launch.

The 2003 Bonners Ferry High School graduate has

helped make possible the launch of several successful

missions on behalf of SpaceX. Katz graduated from

MIT, having studied aeronautics and astronautics

before joining the company.

Katz brought to SpaceX a unique background in both

software development and engineering. After a string

of unique internship opportunities including one

with Jeff Bezos’ Seattle-based company Blue Origin,

and successfully launching an international Robotics

league with his father as a PhD student, Katz quickly

became well-rounded in his field.

The Falcon 9 missions and milestones have garnered

a lot of media attention through the years, and Katz’s

expertise has supported him in being involved in

the navigation, trajectory and completion of several

milestone flights.

Young aspiring scientists can find inspiration in Katz’s

success, a testament to the heights one can reach with

a passion for their craft and a dedication to continue

learning.

Katz was raised by teachers—his parents Ed and Jill

Katz—and always wanted to learn more about the

mechanics of how things work. Recalling an impressive

simulation of a space shuttle crew mission in his fifth

grade class, he remains thankful for the teachers who

invested their time in opening his eyes up to the world.

“It’s so valuable to support the school system,” Katz

said, emphasizing his gratitude for the opportunities he

was provided by great educators he encountered along

the way to SpaceX—his father included.

Katz contributed to the two astronauts successfully

landing with the first flight of the Crew Dragon in May,

and a second trip completed with four astronauts in

November 2020.

With 108 total launches, 71 landings and 50 reflow

rockets, SpaceX continues to move forward and

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innovate, operating with their chief mission in

mind: making humanity multi-planetary.

Musk, who has famously co-founded the major

companies PayPal, Tesla Motors, and solar

energy company Solar City, had no formal

training in rocketry but has unsurprisingly

found success with his creation of SpaceX,

which holds its own among established

companies like Boeing.

Musk was the winner of this year’s Axel

Springer Award, given by the media and tech

company to innovative personalities who

generate change and influence culture. The

award recognizes achievement and encourages

continued progress.

The award-winning founder has a big vision

for the company, having shared at the awards

broadcast that he believes SpaceX can start

sending humans to Mars by 2026, at the latest.

Musk has discussed setting his sights on Mars

on several occasions, with many eager to find

out if his estimated frame is realistic.

At a distance of about 140 million miles away,

Mars is one of Earth’s closest neighbors. “It’s

a little cold, but we can warm it up,” SpaceX

states on their website, describing the distance

from Mars to the sun being about 1.5 times the

distance between the Earth and sun.

SpaceX plans to create a reusable transportation

system capable of an orbit refueling and

leveraging Mars’ natural H20 and C02

resources to refuel on the surface of Mars. The

company states they are working on the next

generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that

will be the most powerful ever built, capable of

carrying humans to the red planet and other

space bound destinations.

When innovative

minds and

revolutionary,

forward-thinking

technology are

combined, there is

truly no telling

what distances can be

reached.

Today, the Starship, a combination of their

Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket,

represents a “fully reusable transportation

system designed to carry both crew and cargo

to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond,”

SpaceX described, noting the vehicle’s ability to

carry over 100 metric tons to Earth orbit.

Starship 8 successfully launched and landed

on December 8, 2020, showing promise for the

model’s future endeavors.

To see SpaceX vehicles in action, visit SpaceX.

com or the company’s YouTube channel for

videos of each Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy

flights. Each launch is broadcast live online,

with the launch schedule continuously updated

on the Twitter feeds of both SpaceX and Musk.

When innovative minds and revolutionary,

forward-thinking technology are combined,

there is truly no telling what distances can be

reached.

“It’s about believing in the future and thinking

that the future will be better than the past,”

Musk has said to describe his vision. “And I

can’t think of anything more exciting than

going out there and being among the stars.”

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February, the month so often associated with love, is the perfect

time to direct some of that love back to yourself.

It’s often easier to give love away than to receive love, let alone

provide it for ourselves. Self-love can sound like a cliché term or

an unnecessary notion, but in reality, it’s an essential component of

living well. The more we give and the busier we get, the more critical

it becomes to prioritize time to refill our own cup.

While you’re connecting with loved ones this month, remember to

keep a strong connection to yourself. A bit of daily self-love can go a

long way—below are a few simple ways to incorporate self-love this

month and beyond.

Listen to yourself. Self-love starts with the way you speak to yourself.

If your inward thoughts don’t mirror the supportive, constructive

way you would speak to someone you care about, it’s time to shift

your perspective.

Changing the tone of your inner dialogue to be kinder and more

uplifting can quickly help you feel more loved and inspired. Thoughts

are powerful foundations that shape your outlook. Be intentional in

building a healthy foundation for yourself.

In addition to positive thoughts, take regular inventory of your

mental and physical well-being. Take note if you’re feeling stressed,

overwhelmed, tired or in a rut—all signs to slow down, recharge and

reevaluate.

Pay just as much attention when you feel uplifted, recharged and

positive, so you can spend more time on what ignites those feelings

in you.

Treat your body like the valuable vessel it is. Part of loving yourself

is celebrating all the incredible things your body does for you each

day. Prioritizing care for the most valuable vessel you’ll ever have is a

critical component of self-love.

Keep mood-boosting endorphins flowing by identifying the forms

of movement that make you feel good and doing them on a regular

basis. Your muscles, joints and happy hormones will thank you for

the regular breath of fresh air.

Daily consumption of the whole foods that energize and fuel you,

while including the foods you love and crave, encourages a balanced,

sustainable approach to fueling your body.

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When you eat well and move often in a

healthy balance, it doesn’t take long to start

glowing from the inside out.

Nourish healthy relationships. Pay attention

to the people who make you feel more loved,

more appreciated and more like yourself.

Healthy relationships can boost your selflove,

simply through the love you receive

from those key people in your life. Whether

that circle is large or small, quality is what

matters most.

On the flip side, identify the relationships

that don’t serve you. Take the time to identify

toxic relationships that could be in your life—

relationships that feel one-sided, bring more

negative qualities than positive, or that you’ve

simply outgrown.

Prioritizing yourself can mean re-prioritizing

who you spend your time and energy on by

setting healthy boundaries or stepping away

from the relationships that keep you from

your best, happiest self.

Leave your comfort zone. Fill yourself with

confidence and cultivate a healthy level

of self-trust by taking a step outside your

comfort zone. Give yourself the opportunity

to get spontaneous, try something new, and

let go—you can learn a lot about yourself

when you let yourself get uncomfortable. An

opportunity to be vulnerable can be scary but

will give you the opportunity to grow and the

powerful knowledge that you can make it to

the other side of an uncomfortable situation.

The first step doesn’t have to be big. It can

be as small as taking yourself to dinner or

exploring a new place. Other highly doable

options include taking up a new hobby,

attending an event on your own, starting a

conversation with a stranger or sharing your

feelings with someone. Get creative—and get

closer to yourself in the process.

Get to know yourself. Never stop learning

about yourself. Every step you take toward

identifying your goals, your values, what you

love in life and what you want from it takes

you closer to your happiest, most loved self.

Spend time with yourself, whether it’s a few

minutes of daily journaling or meditation, or

taking a solo adventure. The more you show

up for yourself and learn about yourself, the

more you’ll have to love.

Identify what you’re good at—and do more

of it. Doesn’t it feel great to be a master at

something? Ignite your self-esteem by using

your talents, whether it’s making a recipe

you’ve perfected, playing a sport you love

or exercising your creativity. Playing to your

talents can quickly boost your mood and

bring you back to more of what you love

about yourself.

Celebrate yourself. Life has inevitable ups

and downs that shape who we are. Self-love

includes loving every part of yourself—your

flaws, mistakes and times of challenge—and

accepting them as opportunities for growth

and strength.

So, celebrate who you are: your wins, your

losses, the experiences you’re proud of and

the lessons you’ve learned. Every piece of your

path matters, and it’s important to recognize

how far you’ve come.

As you enjoy February’s focus on love,

remember to give some back to yourself.

Love takes many forms, but one you always

keep with you should cultivate your most

important relationship: the relationship you

have with yourself.

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Beautiful Weekend Destinations to Unwind

DRIVABLE DESTINATIONS TO RELAX SOLO, WITH A BESTIE OR WITH YOUR PARTNER THIS FEBRUARY

by ABIGAIL THORPE

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middle of winter has arrived, and regardless of with whom or how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s important to treat yourself

to some much-needed time away to relax, replenish and re-energize with some good old-fashioned self-care. You don’t have to drive far to

find exciting destinations you can unwind with a variety of amenities and activities at your fingertips, and despite the times, many places

are still offering spa and dining services with increased health precautions.

Take the opportunity to get away this month and treat yourself to a true weekend off. Whether it’s by yourself, with your loved one, or for a friends’

weekend away, make this month all about pampering yourself.

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Lewis Clark Valley

Nestled in the valley along the confluence of the Snake

and Clearwater rivers lies the Lewis Clark Valley along

the Idaho and Washington borders. Its location offers a

particularly mild climate not far from the snow and cold

of North Idaho, with vast opportunity to explore the area

walking, biking or hiking, along with a rich wine legacy.

One of the youngest American Viticulture Areas in Idaho

and Washington, the area is no stranger to vineyards.

Vines were planted as early as 1872, but it wasn’t until

recently that the area resurrected its wine heritage. Stay

at one of the many hotels, motels or inns, and explore the

16 different vineyards and 10 wineries in the region for

the ultimate relaxing wine destination.

Suncadia

Just an hour and a half from Seattle lies the Suncadia

Resort in Cle Elum, boasting over 6,000 acres of forested

mountain landscape and year-round activities and trails.

The ultimate Northwest escape for families, couples or

friend groups, Suncadia offers a bit of everything to help

you relax.

Choose from the luxurious lodge or inn for a weekend

stay in the mountains, and unwind in the Glade Spring

Spa at the resort. Indoor and outdoor pools are open

with occupancy limits, and when you’re ready for

some adventure, head outdoors for ice skating, tubing,

snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling

for the ultimate winter destination all in one spot.

Restaurants are currently to-go only, but what better

excuse to disconnect and take time to relax in your room

away from home?

Coeur d’Alene Casino

You don’t have to gamble to enjoy a bit of luxury away

from home. Thirty minutes outside Coeur d’Alene,

Idaho, lies the Coeur d’Alene Casino, where luxury,

relaxation and fun combine to make the perfect weekend

away. Dine from a collection of options including the

fine dining restaurant Chinook when you stay in the

cozy rustic mountain lodge or modern spa tower, and

relax during the day at Spa Ssakwa’q’n, which is open

and offers affordable luxurious experiences for one or

more including facials, massages and body treatments.

Whether you need some time alone or are headed out for

a girls’ trip, this is the perfect spot to drop your bags and

relax for the entire weekend.

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Quinn’s Hot Springs

Nothing takes the chill out of a cold winter day like a

dip in the hot springs. Not far past the Montana- Idaho

border lies Quinn’s Hot Springs, an idyllic destination

that features 100 percent natural geothermal pools

individually calibrated to temperatures from 89 to 106

degrees, plus an ice pool.

Two lodges and over 25 individual cabins offer a rustic

woodland stay, and currently only guests can use the hot

springs, making for a more private, peaceful experience.

When you’re not soaking up the warmth, enjoy delicious

creations from the Harwood House Restaurant, or head

over to Quinn’s Tavern for more casual bites.

Talus Rock

One mile from downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, sits Talus

Rock, a peaceful, rustic villa nestled on 18 acres that can

be rented out in its entirety, or as individual rooms for

a weekend escape. The full-service luxury lodge is the

perfect retreat to recharge and enjoy time with friends or

your partner. Full-body massages or couple’s massages

are available from experienced, specially selected local

masseuses, and guests can enjoy a range of package

options from the romance package, to breakfast in bed

or a luxurious spa basket.

Willows Lodge

Nothing says relaxation like a weekend escape at an

award-winning hotel, a visit to the spa and the best

wine in the region. Perfect for a romantic or refreshing

weekend getaway, the Willows Lodge in Washington’s

Woodinville Wine Country offers the best in Northwest

luxury. The spa at Willows Lodge provides a mini

vacation for the mind, body and spirit while you’re not

out exploring and tasting from the more than 115 top

wineries and tasting rooms in the area. While the lodge

offers various restaurant options, all dining is currently

to-go and in-room, so grab a bottle to-go and enjoy a

restful night in.

Silver Mountain

Hit the slopes and then hit the Solitude Massage and Spa

for the ultimate Relaxation Retreat Package to soothe

your aches and decompress. Silver Mountain Resort

in Kellogg, Idaho, offers a little bit of something for

everyone, whether you’re getting away on your own, or

the entire family is joining. Each room includes access

to the Silver Rapids Waterpark, so while Mom and Dad

relax in the spa, the kids can have fun in the indoor

waterpark. Plus, a host of shopping and dining options

mean you won’t need to leave the entire weekend.

Whatever your winter may bring, take some time to treat

yourself this February, and take off for a weekend to

restore, replenish and rejuvenate for the months ahead.

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TAKE A SEAT AT ONE OF THE AREA’S TASTING ROOMS

by JILLIAN CHANDLER | COURTESY PHOTOS

It’s that time of year, mid-winter, when we tend to find it harder to get outside and partake in the many offerings our area

has to offer. If you’re looking for an adventure to please your palate, then a stop at one—or more!—of North Idaho’s area

wineries and tasting rooms might just be the answer. Join us on a tasting journey for a sampling of some must-visit stops.

COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS

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Coeur d’Alene Cellars has been a staple in the Coeur d’Alene community for

nearly two decades, and owner Kimber Gates provides not only impeccable

wines but a beautiful atmosphere to accompany that glass—or bottle—of wine.

Located at 3890 North Schreiber Way, here you are invited to discover “the fine

art of wine.” Offering a full menu of their wines, guests have the option to taste

them individually or in flights, and don't forget to pair them with one of their

delicious cheese boards or truffle flights. All wines are available by the glass or

bottle to enjoy at the winery and for purchase (bottle or case) to take home.

To accompany the wine, Coeur d'Alene Cellars features live music, paint and sip

events, wine club events, winemaking and tasting experiences. Be sure to visit

their website, CdACellars.com, or call 208.664.2336 for current winery/tasting

rooms hours and up-to-date information.

CASTAWAY CELLARS

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Owners Scott and Shelly Crawford invite you to their family owned boutique

winery in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Providing guests a warm and inviting

atmosphere, take a seat in their tasting room, where your palate can explore

their well-crafted, small-batch wines created from the exceptional vineyards of

the Pacific Northwest. Guests are sure to discover delicious wines paired with

some fun and education along the way. You can find Castaway Cellars at 210

Sherman Avenue, Suite 161. For additional information, including hours, visit

CastawayCellars.com.

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The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-driven organization

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PEND D’OREILLE WINERY

Located in the heart of downtown Sandpoint in the historic century-old and beautifully

restored Belwood Building at 301 Cedar Street, Pend d’Oreille Winery is a North Idaho

favorite! Celebrating more than two decades of vintning excellence, wine tastings are

offered daily, providing guests five 1-ounce pours (pre-selected wines of the vintner's

choice) or a flight of three 3-ounce pours (a customizable tasting where you select three

wines you would like to try). As the tasting menu changes monthly, be sure to view their

current tasting menu on their website, POWine.com.

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Pend d'Oreille is also well-known for their refillable growlers. Fill yours up with their

house wines or a wine from their rotating tap selection. Stop by on Friday or Saturday

evening, where live musical performances accompany the award-winning wines.

HEART ROCK WINES

Opened in 2015 in Bonners Ferry, Heart Rock Wines is the place to go for those local and

visiting wine lovers. A visit to their tasting room, which can be found in the Bonnerport

Building at 6371 Kootenai Street, will leave you wanting more, as they feature some of the

finest wines from Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as Californian, French, Italian,

Spanish and Argentinian varietals and blends. Less is more at Heart Rock wines, where

they value quality over quantity.

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Throughout the year they offer wine and food pairing events, as well as live music. Be sure

to visit their website, HeartRockWines.com, or their Facebook page for current tasting

room hours.

CAMAS PRAIRIE WINERY

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The tiny logging town of Bovill, Idaho, in Latah County, is home to North Idaho's oldest

winery. Established in 1983, Camas Prairie is a small boutique winery that produces

approximately 2,000 cases a year. Though they produce all varieties of wines, there is a

clear focus on Meads—using the lightest local honeys for "a crisp, light and casual flavor."

You can discover more about Camas Prairie Winery online at CamasParirieWinery.com,

or by stopping in their tasting room, which is located at 207 Main Street.

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CLEARWATER CANYON CELLARS

Named the 2015 Idaho Winery of the Year as well as 2020 Pacific Northwest Winery of

the Year by Wine Press Northwest, Clearwater Canyon Cellars in Lewiston produces wine

made from grapes grown within 20 miles of the winery. Their tasting room can be found

at 3143 10th Street and is open for indoor tastings as well as curbside pickup. Coco

Umiker, winemaker, and her husband Karl, vineyard manager, are the owners, growing

grapes and living as fourth-generation farmers on their family's land in the Lewis-Clark

Valley. The next time you find yourself in the Lewis-Clark Valley, or are looking to plan

your next tasting adventure, be sure to treat yourself to these premier wines. Find out

more at ClearwaterCanyonCellars.com.


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PARK CITY, UTAH

A flight in the morning and hitting the

slopes by afternoon

By Marguerite Cleveland

Park City, Utah, is one of the best destinations in the United States to ski—especially if you need to fly here. You can fly to Salt Lake City’s

brand-new airport, which opened in September 2020. Its oversize baggage claim utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver ski bags

vertically, eliminating the wait for oversize baggage. Accessing your rental car is a breeze with an entrance to the parking garage near

the baggage claim. Arrive in the morning, and after a short 35-minute drive to Park City, you can hit the slopes the same day.

Park City really does live up to its reputation as a premier winter vacation destination. Alaska Airlines offers nonstop flights from Seattle and

one-stop flights from Spokane. You can snag some great rates with their promotions. Usually, hotels and resorts are fully booked six months

out, but due to the pandemic you can still find availability and some great rates.

When you exit Interstate 80 on your way into Park City, stop at the Kimball Junction Center, the main visitor center for Park City. It’s a great spot

to get recommendations for your visit as well as exclusive offers. They even have coffee. Also in Kimball Junction is an outlet mall and shopping.

Where to Stay

Park City offers a variety of lodging types in all price points. The Sheraton Park City offers a centrally located property and is a good fit for

families. The complimentary shuttle does ski runs during the day to Park City Mountain, and in the evening runs to Main Street for dining and

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S K I N N E R & S T E V E N S P r o p e r t i e s

MLS# 20203261 - Clark Fork

Expansive views from this nearly 140 acre parcel just east of the quaint

city of Clark Fork that is very close to the Clark Fork River. The property is

split by a natural bluff that provides a terraced landscape separaang the

property into two level piece. At the base of the bluff sits a russc

barn/storage building that overlooks a natural pond. The property is bordered

by Naaonal Forest on a porron of the West boundary. Enjoy views

of the Cabinet Mountains, the Clark Fork River Valley and Schweitzer

Mountain. Many oppons for this parcel as it lends itself to be split into

mullple smaller parcels or could be divided into a few large acreage

estates. Plenty of wildlife to include Elk, Deer, Moose, Turkey and Water

Fowl that frequent this property.

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Looking for that breath-taking waterfront and mountain

view property? Stop looking and come visit this great

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North Idaho and enjoy the use of your private waterfront

lot located on the beauuful Clark Fork River. $899,000

MLS# 20210028 - Sagle

The only Buck Run lot currently available. This waterfront

lot offers easy access to Lake Pend Oreille and is just a short

distance to Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain. Build your

dream home on this parcel and enjoy life on the water!

$525,000

MLS# 20210106 - Kootenai

This tastefully remodeled single story, turn-key, home has

both outside curb appeal and inside funcconality. You will

love the open feeling upon entry with vaulted ceilings in the

living room and an open flow to the dining room and

kitchen to make entertaining easy. $398,000

Hidden Harbor Lots

MLS# 201900099 - Lot 3 (1.72 Acres) - $623,200

MLS# 201900097 - Lot 1 (1.65 Acres) - $599,450

MLS# 201900098 - Lot 2 (1.40 Acres) - $509,200

Lot 4 & 9 - $160,000

Lot 6, 7, & 8 - $315,000

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shopping. Timbers Bar and heated patio offer a complimentary après-ski

appetizer and hot beverage each afternoon, and children are welcome. The

indoor atrium pool, hot tub and sauna hit the spot after a day of skiing.

For a truly luxury stay, head to the Deer Valley Resort to stay at the

Stein Eriksen Lodge. The authentic European lodge welcomes you from

the moment you arrive with warm, crackling fireplaces and touches of

Olympian Stein Eriksen’s Norwegian heritage. With opulent dining, great

ski-in/ski-out access and a high-end spa, the lodge truly earns its Forbes

Five-Star hotel and spa rating.

What to Do

People from all over the world flock to Park City for its famed dry powder

snow, so it is no surprise the premier winter activity is skiing at two

renowned ski resorts. Park City Mountain is the largest in the United

States at over 7,300 acres. Deer Valley provides a luxury experience

to their day guests. The pricey lift tickets include free parking and

complimentary ski storage, and they limit the number of skiers on the

mountain so there are no big crowds. Spread out over six mountains, this

is the place to go for uncrowded slopes. Both properties have procedures

in place for COVID-19, and you will be required to wear a mask on the

slopes. Purchase lift tickets in advance, and those with epic passes must

reserve their ski days.

Historic Main Street is the place to be for dining and shopping. It is

located on a hill, so wear shoes or boots with a good tread, as it can be

slippery in the ice and snow. Make sure to allow time to visit the Park

City Museum. This museum covers the early mining and skiing history, as

well as the Sundance Festival. Great imaginative interactive exhibits bring

that history to life. Sit on a train bench and watch historic videos from

the “windows.” Experience being a miner and set off TNT for a simulated

explosion. This is not a large museum, but all the space is well used. Adults

and children alike will enjoy it.

Utah Olympic Park is just a short drive from downtown Park City and

is worth a visit. The main building houses two museums: the Alf Engen

Ski Museum and the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games Museum.

Admission is free to both. Olympians from all over the world train and

compete here, so you may have an opportunity to see a competition.

The museums have some fun simulators. One lets you try your skill at

ski jumping. There is also a Winter Bobsled Experience where you hurtle

down the Salt Lake 2020 Olympic Winter Games Sliding Track with a

professional pilot at the helm.

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Stein Eriksen Lodge - SteinLodge.com

WHERE TO EAT

Park City Mountain - ParkCityMountain.com

Deer Valley - DeerValley.com

Park City Museum - ParkCityHistory.org

Utah Olympic Park - UtahOlympicLegacy.org

WHAT TO DO

The Eating Establishment - TheEatingEstablishment.net

Stein Lodge Alpenglobes - SteinLodge.com/dining/stein-alpenglobes

Chimayo - ChimayoRestaurant.com

Silver Star Café - TheSilverStarCafe.com

Where to Eat

Dining in Park City is a treat, and there is such a variety

at all price points. The Eating Establishment is located

on Main Street and is a must for breakfast, which you

can order all day. They have an interesting take on

traditional egg dishes. Try the loaded baked potato

omelet—it tastes as good as it sounds.

For a true splurge, head up to the Stein Eriksen Lodge

for their Alpenglobe experience. It is like being inside

a snow globe. The clear domes sit on the deck of the

Mountain Lodge and are climate controlled with a

panoramic view of Deer Valley. Absolutely stunning.

For a less expensive option, come up and enjoy

breakfast at Glitretind. The Norwegian Potato and

Bacon Pancake topped with poached eggs, Jarlsberg

cheese sauce and cranberries is a unique memorable

dish that makes it worth the drive to Deer Valley.

Chimayo is located on Main Street and is such a special

place. The service is impeccable, and the Southwestern

décor and Mexican tile floor add a cozy feel. The freshly

baked bread is served with a house-made cilantro

bread oil that elevates this humble starter. At least one

person at your table needs to order the Crown Roast

of Barbecue Spareribs. It is one of those dishes that arrives, and everyone

exclaims at the presentation. Caramelized chipotle-glazed spareribs are

rolled to give the appearance of a crown pork roast and filled with mashed

potatoes on a bed of hominy salpicon. Truly divine.

The Silver Star Café is in the Silver Star Village. You’ll want to make dinner

reservations, as it is very popular—especially with the locals. The owners

focus on their “four legs of our table”: great food, ambiance, service and

music (COVID-19 dependent). A must-try dish is the Pork Osso Bucco,

which was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

This meal has a lot going on with coconut creamed corn, nestled around

a locally sourced pork shank, and topped with fresh tomatillo salsa, cotija

cheese, cilantro and pork jus.

Two health notes: Park City has COVID-19 policies in effect to ensure your

safety. Most restaurants are open for indoor dining with limited capacity.

Shops and attractions are open as well. You must wear a mask for most

activities and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. With an elevation range

between 7,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level, you may experience some

altitude sickness for the first 48 hours if you come from lower levels. Some

symptoms include fatigue, headaches and nausea. The key is to drink lots

of water, take it easy and avoid alcohol your first day or two.

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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

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 for take-out for lunch and

dinner 11am to 7pm.

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 7am 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.

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509.720.5412

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Uptown Bagel Co.

If you're looking for the perfect stop for breakfast, lunch

and everything in between, then look no further than your

neighborhood bagel shop. At Uptown Bagel Co. in Sandpoint,

they proudly serve up the freshest bagels in town from 7am

to 3pm Monday through Saturday, and 8am to 1pm Sunday.

Any time is bagel time. Uptown Bagel Co. proudly serves

Tractor beverages, New Yorker Bagels and Doma Coffee.

13 N. 3rd Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.9276 | UptownBagels.com

The Inland Northwest’s Preferred Caterer

509.210.0880

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

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SWEET LOU’S

RESTAURANT & BAR

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

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FORTY-ONE SOUTH

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

THE BURGER DOCK

Voted Best Burger in Bonner County! Treat yourself

to the tastiest burger in town, made with housepressed

patties using locally sourced, grass-fed meat

from Wood’s. Burgers are served on a soft toasted

organic bun finished with quality ingredients and

homemade sauces. Diners can also choose from

a selection of salads, hand-cut fries, real ice cream

milkshakes, soft drinks and beer, wine and canned

cocktails. Visit Facebook and Instagram for their

latest promos, and find them in the Gateway parking

lot at Schweitzer on weekends and holidays! Open

Monday-Tuesday 11am-3pm, Thursday-Saturday

11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. You can order to-go!

116 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint.

208.597.7027 | TheBurgerDock.com

TAYSTY'S EATERY &

WINE BAR

Located on the historic Cedar Street Bridge, take in

the views of Sand Creek and the mountains beyond

while enjoying an unforgettable meal at Taysty's—

downtown’s newest favorite place to eat. Here you

will find breakfast all day (breakfast burritos, deluxe

breakfast sandwiches and pizzas, savory or sweet

crepes, and quiche), while lunch and dinner provide

a selection of fresh salads, grilled sandwiches and

wraps, and artisan pizzas—all made in-house. Finish

your meal with their authentic gelato! You can also

choose to take a seat at their wine bar, which offers

tapas to pair with your wine. Open daily.

334 N. 1st Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4396

TaystysEateryAndWineBar.com

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

SandpointJalapenos.com

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

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Sandpoint, Idaho

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SHEPHERD’S PIE

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp. avocado oil

2 tbsp. butter

2 lbs. ground beef

1 large onion

2 carrots, diced

3 celery stalks, diced

1 cup frozen peas

2 sprigs each rosemary and thyme

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp. tapioca starch

1 cup red wine

1 1/2 cups beef stock

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp. tomato paste

For the topping:

1 large cauliflower

1/4 cup butter

1 tbsp. heavy cream

1/2 cup parmesan, shredded

METHOD:

• Heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large

cast-iron pot set over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until

brown. When done, remove the beef into a bowl from the pan with

a slotted spoon and set aside.

• Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan and add

onions, carrots, celery and peas. Season with salt and sauté

vegetables until tender—about 10 minutes. Add the rosemary,

thyme and tapioca starch and wine. Cook until wine has reduced

to half. Add beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste.

Cook until sauce has reduced and thickened—about 20 minutes.

Add in beef and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into an oven-safe

dish to cool.

• In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower

and cover with a lid to allow cauliflower to steam. Cauliflower is

done when pierced with a fork and cauliflower is soft—about 15

minutes.

• Remove cauliflower from the pot into a high-powered blender.

Add butter cream and parmesan and blend until smooth.

• Top meat with cauliflower and bake in a 350˚F preheated oven

for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly

before serving.

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Open for Dine-in

and Take-out!

At Forty-One South you will enjoy spectacular sunsets, beautiful

waterfront dining, innovative cuisine, delicious food, fun cocktails,

and professional and courteous service. Relax with a drink and

enjoy the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille waterfront in our romantic

lodge setting. We have a full bar and extensive wine list too.

OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK

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13TH ANNUAL

HEART BALL

MUCH-ANTICIPATED EVENT GOES

VIRTUAL FOR 2021

By Jillian Chandler

February marks Bonner General Healthcare Foundation’s

annual Heart Ball. And the fun is going virtual for this year’s

event. 2021 marks the 13th year of the Heart Ball, with the fun

taking place Saturday, February 6, starting at 7pm.

According to Patty Hutchens, secretary for the Bonner General

Healthcare Foundation, “There will be our ever-popular dessert

auction online leading up to the event, and desserts will be delivered

the day of the Heart Ball. The evening will consist of a live auction

of three amazing packages, testimonials from people whose lives

have been impacted by the care they received at Bonner General

Health, and our paddle raise. We will also have giveaways of things

generously donated from our local stores.”

take part in donating after the event, according to Justin Dick,

Bonner General Healthcare Foundation president.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Emergency

Department's remodel and upgraded technology. Those individuals

or businesses who sponsor $5,000 will be recognized in a variety

of ways, including a plaque on a wall in the new Emergency

Department.

To sign up for the Virtual Heart Ball, visit BonnerGeneral.org/BGH-

Foundation. And due to the event being virtual this year, there is no

limit on the number of attendees! Patty adds, “We are encouraging

people to make it a date night and party at your own home!”

For those who are unable to attend the live virtual event, they can

access the entire evening's Heart Ball 2021 online, where they can

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Firearms/Ammo Store in 2020!

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products at a fair price. Very knowledgeable and

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with chocolate, to addresses in Sandpoint, Kootenai and Ponderay. All you

have to do is visit Panida.org, click on the Valentine image, follow it to the

Valentine form, contribute $10 (which will be dedicated to the restoration

of the beacon-of-hope marquee), and your handmade Valentine will be on

its way just in time for Valentine's Day, delivered on Saturday, February

13. Monday, February 8, is the final day they'll be taking orders, so sign up

today to send that special someone, whether your significant other, child,

parent or friend, a Secret Valentine. It is sure to warm their heart.

DARK LOVE STOUT WEEK

219 Lounge’s Dark Love Stout Week is made for February and beer lovers.

Every day from February 8 through the 14, they’ll be pouring new stouts

to be enjoyed. Starting on Monday, February 8, they will release two new

(mostly) bourbon barrel-aged stouts every day, with 11 stouts on tap

Saturday and Sunday. Each beer was specially selected for the event. For $15,

you’ll receive a unique diner-style mug (limited availability) you can take

home, along with two 5-ounce pours. Additional 5- and 12-ounce pours

will be available for purchase. To learn more, visit 219.bar or @219Lounge

on Facebook, and mark your calendars for a seasonal favorite!

LET IT GLOW FIREWORKS SHOW

Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend up at Schweitzer Mountain Resort!

Get your tickets early to enjoy the holiday up on the mountain. Then on

Sunday, February 14, gather, at a socially safe distance of course, and take

in the bright lights of their spectacular Let it Glow Fireworks Show! And

you don't have to be up on the mountain to enjoy the show, which is free

and open to the public to enjoy. Please note that the event is subject to

change depending on the current COVID-19 protocols that are in place at

the time. To find out more, and to see other upcoming events at Schweitzer,

visit Schweitzer.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.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

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