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Q&A WITH:

ERIC SKINNER

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

GUIDE

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FINANCIAL FOCUS

How much risk should you take

before retirement?

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11 Q&A: ERIC SKINNER

A passion for making connections

14 THE LONG BRIDGE

Sandpoint’s iconic approach

18 SANDPOINT REAL ESTATE

20-22 Real Estate is on the Rise

24-26 Market Report

29-30 Featured Listings

34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of great local events, arts

and entertainment

36 FUN FACT

Catchin’ the Big One …

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LOCAL GUIDE

38 Places to Stay

38 Real Estate

40 Venues

40 Health & Beauty

40 Services

42 Things To Do

42 Top 10 Things To Do

44 Local Eats

46 CITY MAP

Get to know the places within

Sandpoint’s city limits

47 LAKE PEND OREILLE MAP

Explore all of the awesome places along

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

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The Long Bridge

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ABOUT THE COVER

On this month’s cover of Go Sandpoint Magazine

is Eric Skinner with wife Julina and their

grandchildren. Eric, a longtime Sandpoint resident

and owner and associate Broker with Century 21

RiverStone, shares his love of family, community

and business in our May Q&A on page 11.

Cover Photo By Kiersten Patterson Photography.

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Q&A WITH

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moves to Idaho?” Eric

Skinner jokingly asked his

sister when she said she and

“Who

her husband were moving

here. Fast forward a few years, and Eric and

his wife, Julina, were finding their own way to

Idaho, realizing this is where they wanted to

raise their kids. “We loaded up and moved here

with little more than a passion for Sandpoint

in 1991,” recalls Eric. His wife and he started

with a small computer and internet service

company, offering a real estate database that

made properties searchable long before Zillow

or any of the nationally known sites. Today, he

helps people fulfill their own dream of moving

to Sandpoint as an owner and associate Broker

with Century 21 RiverStone.

Q. Is there a specific memory, story or person

that has greatly influenced who you are today?

A. That’s a hard one, as at different stages in

life, many people stepped in and influenced me

greatly. That being said, Julina and I were both

greatly inspired and influenced by my sister,

Leigh, and my brother-in-law, Joe Mire, when

we were first starting our lives together. Julina

and I both grew up in families with divorced

parents and the normal life junk associated with

divorces. So family unity was something we both

longed for.

Leigh and Joe were great inspirations to us in

how they raised their three kids. They invested

heavily in the time they spent with their kids,

and it showed early on and into the adults they

became. Julina and I tried, in many ways, to

mimic what we saw in their family with Ryan

and later our daughter Bethany.

Q. What makes our town such a special,

unique place to live?

A. Sandpoint is a community where you feel

connected. Of course, the lake and mountains

are extremely beautiful, but the kinds of folks

that are attracted to our area generally want

something different than what you can find

anywhere else. Family and traditions matter

more than jobs and possessions. Most kids

from the Sandpoint area try to figure out how to

stay here and raise their families here, not how

to leave the town where they grew up. That is

special and hard to find. To me, that’s Sandpoint.

Q. What are you most passionate about in

your role as a Realtor and Broker?

A. The people you get to know. I find myself

personally invested and caring about those we

work with and our clients. You spend time with

them learning about their families and story,

and by finding common ground with them,

I oftentimes become friends with my clients.

Naturally, this makes the process of matching

them with the right property that much easier.

It’s not a job when hanging out with friends. I’m

also passionate about finding unique properties

and seeing something special that others don’t

see—until you show them.

Q. The current real estate market is

unprecedented. How have you managed to

navigate it, and what are the key takeaways/

advice you would offer buyers and sellers as a

result?

A. First, I navigate everything with a great

business partnership with Brent Stevens and his

mother, Margie Stevens, our designated Broker.

My smartest moves in life have always been by

surrounding myself with people who are smarter

than I am, from my wife to my business partners,

to our great staff and agents.

At Century 21 RiverStone, we have a great core

group of professionals that know this industry

inside and out. Our internal communication

is a major key to our success. This mindset of

agents helping other agents is a powerful benefit

in navigating crazy market swings, and it is our

secret sauce in my opinion.

Q. What is exciting about the current market

and changes in North Idaho, and what do you

expect to see in the future?

A. It’s easy to focus on the concerns we all have

about the rapid growth of our area. We all feel

that way as we see some things changing. Let’s

face it, the secret of Sandpoint is out. But one

thing I find as we are growing as a community,

we are seeing great new products and properties

hitting the market.

I think it’s important for people to understand

there is a lot of responsible development

happening. I believe with the new standards

developers must go through, we are going to see

better planned communities, with amenities that

serve to keep North Idaho a special place to live.

Q. What has been a piece of advice or

experience that you’ve carried with you and

that has impacted your life for the better?

A. Don’t let others pull you down! I think we

live in a time where there is a lot of negative junk

going around. I would be the first to agree, there

is plenty to be worried about as a nation divided

making bad mistakes. But we need to not lose

our zest for life, or our passion for our future,

or that hope of that next generation figuring out

what we couldn’t.

Q. In your free time, how do you spend your

time? What is your biggest passion and outlet

outside of work?

A. I seriously enjoy hunting, fishing and pretty

much anything outdoors. I’ve been blessed to

enjoy activities like being a pilot and flying all

over the Northwest. But, without question or

hesitation, my greatest passion is spending time

with my family, specifically my grandchildren.

Julina and I have been given the greatest gift we

could have ever imagined in our lives. We moved

to Sandpoint to raise a family, and our children

and their spouses gave us a large family that is

extremely close. That was our dream when we

moved to Sandpoint, and Sandpoint provided

the quality of life that our kids wanted when

raising their kids. So, when I’m not working

these days, I’m setting up a fishing trip, planning

a sleepover or bleeding internally from them

jumping on me like a trampoline, and I wouldn’t

change a thing!

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THE

LONG BRIDGE

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SANDPOINT’S ICONIC APPROACH

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

No matter how many times you’ve driven across the bridge

connecting Sagle to Sandpoint, where the Pend Oreille

River flows out of Lake Pend Oreille, chances are the view

never ceases to amaze you. For those of us who live in Sandpoint,

there’s a moment when you arrive at the bridge from the south

when you seem to take a deep breath, relax and quietly realize

you’re home. For visitors, this first view of Sandpoint from south on

the bridge is one that’s not soon forgotten.

It’s a drive that consistently takes your breath away, whether it’s

shrouded in the mist of early morning, or the viewpoint from

which to take in one of North Idaho’s spectacular sunsets over the

mountains, reflecting into the lake and river below.

Come the summer months, the bridge serves as a point to take

in the many boaters and occasionally even boat parades that pass

beneath its storied pilings. The Long Bridge as we know it has

become intrinsically connected with Sandpoint and Lake Pend

Oreille; but as we pass along its lengths—many of us two or more

times per day—it’s easy to forget that this convenient behemoth

hasn’t always been there.

Local legend has it that sometime around 1900, the 2-1/2-yearold

son of local Tom Craig accidentally chopped his toe off. Since

the family lived on the south side of the lake, the only way to the

doctor in Sandpoint was by ferry, rowboat or the train trestle. Craig

gathered his son in his arms, and ran across the trestle, only to be

overtaken by a train, which conveniently slowed down for him to

jump aboard.

The boy made it through, but the incident was a vivid example of

why a bridge was so desperately needed to connect the farms and

communities south of the river and lake with the necessities of

town.

Several years and encouragement from many local farmers later,

the Kootenai County Commissioners began planning a new bridge,

and on May 26, 1908, the first pilings were driven for what would

become Sandpoint’s first Long Bridge, known in the early days as

the Wagon Bridge.

Completed and ready for use in March of 1910, the wooden

bridge connecting Sagle with Sandpoint spanned almost 2 miles,

incorporated 1,540 pilings and cost around $20,000. In the

middle was a steel lift to allow steamboat traffic to pass through

underneath. It was a massive undertaking that would gain renown

as the “longest wooden bridge in the world” at the time. Wooden

planks were placed lengthwise down the span of the bridge, which

connected directly with 1st Avenue at its arrival in Sandpoint.

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By the 1930s, the bridge had started to fall into disrepair,

its wooden structure and surface breaking down. It was

torn down to make room for a second bridge built during

the Great Depression with help from the Works Progress

Administration (WPA), a New Deal agency created by

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which employed millions

of job seekers during the Great Depression to work on public

buildings and roads.

At the time of its construction, the second long bridge

provided employment for members of around 750 families

in the area, writes May Garrison for Spokane Historical.

Timber for the bridge was logged from the area, amounting

to close to 3 million feet of lumber. Three thousand larch

pilings alone were driven into the river button to support

the bridge.

The bridge was dedicated on March 3 of 1934, and while it

was still built of wood, it proved a much safer and quieter

brother to its predecessor, and still retained its fame as the

longest wooden bridge in the world.

For 22 years the bridge served the area, accommodating

the heavy traffic of the World War II years when the naval

training station at Farragut brought thousands of people and

tons of traffic and heavy supplies through the area. Heavy

use and North Idaho winters took their toll on the bridge,

and in 1956 the third Long Bridge was built, this time of

steel and concrete, with the span consisting partly of fill and

partly bridge.

The new bridge was built east of its predecessor and

connected just north of town instead of with 1st Avenue.

The historic bridge may have lost its title as the longest

wooden bridge in the world, but its scale and span was

nonetheless impressive, as was the cost. Less than 50 years

after construction of the first bridge, this new one cost a

whopping $12 million. It would be retired for vehicular use

in 1981, when the existing fourth bridge was dedicated, built

right alongside the previous one.

Now walkers, runners and bikers use the historic third

Long Bridge daily, enjoying the views and space, while cars

and trucks pass to the west, easily navigating the distance

between Sagle and Sandpoint. Long forgotten are the days

when a river and lake cut off easy connection from the south

of the river, although fishermen are occasionally reminded

of the area’s previous life when their lines snag on old wood

pilings sunk below the surface of the water.

Today, we jet between Coeur d’Alene, Rathdrum, Sandpoint

and Bonners Ferry without hesitation, pausing in the midst

of our drive to take in the view you can’t help but notice as

you cross the Long Bridge, decades of history passing below.

As you make the journey across the bridge, to the east

you’ll notice another bridge of almost equal length, bearing

hundreds of feet of train car on its north or southward

journey. The Sandpoint railroad bridge runs parallel to the

Long Bridge—oftentimes you’ll look over your shoulder to

the sight and sound of a train chugging the distance over the

large mass of water.

NOW WALKERS, RUNNERS AND BIKERS USE

THE HISTORIC THIRD LONG BRIDGE DAILY,

ENJOYING THE VIEWS AND SPACE, WHILE

CARS AND TRUCKS PASS TO THE WEST, EASILY

NAVIGATING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN SAGLE

AND SANDPOINT.

TODAY, WE JET BETWEEN COEUR D’ALENE,

RATHDRUM, SANDPOINT AND BONNERS

FERRY WITHOUT HESITATION, PAUSING IN THE

MIDST OF OUR DRIVE TO TAKE IN THE VIEW

YOU CAN’T HELP BUT NOTICE AS YOU CROSS

THE LONG BRIDGE, DECADES OF HISTORY

PASSING BELOW.

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This bridge carries an even longer history than our beloved Long

Bridge. First built in 1905, it spent over a century helping trains

make the long trek through North Idaho’s scenic landscape,

crossing Idaho’s largest body of water. While large parts of the

bridge have been replaced over the years, there are still portions

of the 4,800-foot span that remain original.

Much has changed over the past 100 years as the region grows

and people move in from all across the country, but when you

cross the Long Bridge and glance east, the familiar sight of a

train whistling in across the bridge is a reminder of the early

days of Sandpoint, and the role the railroad has played in our

small town on the lake.

In modern days, the crucial—and sometimes controversial—

story of the Long Bridge and railroad bridge continue to evolve.

Now, a bypass extends the bridge over the city, allowing for a

more calm downtown without the traffic of Highway 95 adding

to the ever-growing bustle of Sandpoint, and construction is

underway on a second railroad bridge to help reduce congestion

at the crossing. It’s yet another sign that times are changing,

yet our small town in the middle of it remains connected to

the south by a lasting landmark whose history has become as

intrinsically tied to the town of Sandpoint as the trains that

hourly cross through the town on all sides.

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A popular destination for those looking simply

looking for a change of pace to celebrities, with

sightings from Kim Kardashian to Justin Bieber

generating buzz throughout the year, North Idaho

is the not-so-hidden gem that more and more

people are ready to claim a corner of.

In fact, the KLIX radio station based in Idaho Falls

reported last month that 1,000 people move to

Idaho daily. Of course, Sandpoint is no exception

from this influx.

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ON THE

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New data shows just how popular North Idaho is for homebuyers

By Taylor Shillam

While the rising demand in the regional housing market is nothing new,

more information continues to emerge as North Idaho locals navigate

an influx of movers to the area.

Recently, Realtor.com highlighted hot housing markets very close to home for

Sandpoint, naming Coeur d’Alene the eighth-hottest housing market in the nation for

February 2021. Spokane ranked just behind it as the 10th hottest market.

With a significant jump from last year’s number 62 spot on the hotlist, up to its current

place in the top 10, the Coeur d’Alene area shows no signs of slowing down in drawing

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A popular destination for those looking simply looking for a change of pace to

celebrities, with sightings from Kim Kardashian to Justin Bieber generating buzz

throughout the year, North Idaho is the not-so-hidden gem that more and more people

are ready to claim a corner of.

In fact, the KLIX radio station based in Idaho Falls reported last month that 1,000

people move to Idaho daily. Of course, Sandpoint is no exception from this influx.

With the housing market steadily on the rise over the past year, the statistics are no real

surprise. Even still, seeing new numbers reflecting the reality of the housing market

packs a bigger punch with a new level of perspective on just how busy it’s becoming.

From its market research, Realtor.com named several locations “secondary cities”—

cities like Portland, Maine; Pueblo, Colorado; and, of course, “a slew of zip codes

in North Idaho”—that have become movers’ most sought-after destinations. Larger

metro cities are noticeably moving down in market rankings as buyers continue to

prioritize space and affordability in these areas that offer less hustle and bustle while

still remaining close to major hubs.

According to Housing Wire, Zillow researchers claimed millions of additional

households could enter the market this year. As lifestyles continue to adapt in the

midst of the pandemic, spending more time at home has inspired many to completely

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Partnering with Realtors who truly know the local marketplace, have access to

the most current information and understand how to use that information to best

support their clients will prove invaluable this year.

relocate their home base—and with its lake access and undeniable natural

beauty, it’s no surprise North Idaho has lured in many of those prospective

buyers.

The influx of movers has driven the sales of North Idaho’s high-end and

high-priced homes, with more homes selling in the $1 to $2 million range

than ever before. As high-budget homes have become the norm and firsttime

buyers’ price points rise to new heights, the question becomes how

to best navigate the current market.

Despite North Idaho’s housing market remaining in the realm of high

demand and low inventory for at least the near future, locals who are

ready to buy or sell in the area can start now, with a proactive approach.

Staying on top of research and building strategic partnerships with real

estate experts can make all the difference in making your local house hunt

a successful, even enjoyable experience.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in 2021, having a realistic perspective

of the market is the first step. By staying on top of current trends, you’ll

have the ability to make the best, most educated decisions as you move

forward in finding a house you love.

The next step is teaming up with a Realtor who can stay in tune with your

goals and provide expert guidance to help you best navigate the market

to reach those goals. Partnering with Realtors who truly know the local

marketplace, have access to the most current information and understand

how to use that information to best support their clients will prove

invaluable this year.

Do your research and identify local teams or agents who have been

recently active near the areas you’re looking to buy or sell in, to secure the

guidance of a professional who knows the details of what’s available and

realistic for your needs. Be assertive about having conversations, holding

interviews and asking the right questions.

Statistics are showing the housing market is booming—but not impossible

to navigate. With the right approach, even a house hunt near the hottest

markets can result in a big win.

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MARKET REPORT

Whether it’s vacant land, an existing home or a new build, the demand for housing

across Bonner County is showing no signs of a slow down. New residents who seek the

Northwest lifestyle are having a profound effect on the local housing market.

There is stiff competition for many properties, and persistence, patience and

preparedness are the key to landing the home you want in an ultra competitive market.

Here’s a look at how the current selling landscape is shaping up for summer.

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Sandpoint Real Estate

TRENDS

MEDIAN PRICE PER SQ FT

$400

$360

$320

$280

$240

Nov 2020

Dec 2020

Jan 2021

Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

INVENTORY

65

55

45

35

25

Nov 2020

Dec 2020

Jan 2021

Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

MEDIAN HOUSE SIZE FOR SALE

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2.1K

2K

1.9K

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Apr 2021


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

Our market continues to favor Sellers. Good news for Buyers – Spring is here, and more properties are entering the

market. Mortgage lenders are still offering extremely low rates.

Is now a good time to buy or sell?

I always say when the time is right for you, the time is right.

Sellers, you currently have the advantage of high demand and relatively low supply. Rely on professionals, price

your home or land accordingly and know your next step.

Buyers be ready. Cash offers tend to take priority in this market. Approach your home search with proof of your purchasing

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

and Relationships.

Contact Jackie Suarez, your local expert for help with your real estate needs.

What Jackie’s clients are saying

“Jackie is a pro hands down. Very clear and good communicaaon. A wealth of

knowledge that makes a difference! We highly recommend Jackie for any real

estate transacaon. You will not be disappointed!

Steve and Kim R., Sandpoint

“Jackie is an enthusiasac and energeac Realtor. Her posiave and forward-leaning

demeanor makes her a pleasure to work with. Not only did she find me a house,

she found one for my kids as well! All this in an excepaonally challenging

market. She has earned my highest level of trust and confidence!

Jesse, Naples, Idaho.

"Jackie Suarez did an excellent job markeang and selling our unique property.

Her price esamate was spot on and her diligence helped us get the price we

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“Professional x 100…Excepaonal Customer Service…Excellent.”

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ENTERTAINMENT

MAY 2021

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SANDPOINT FARMERS MARKET

MAY 1-29

The Farmers Market at Sandpoint has made its return to Farmin Park. The season’s market kicked off May 1 to the

enjoyment of the community as they shopped local while wandering produce, goods, crafts and food from a variety

of local vendors throughout the area. Last year the farmers market looked a bit different than normal due to the

pandemic, but this year things will start to get back to normal with the return to Farmin Park, and even live music

will be returning on Saturdays to round out the fun, celebratory, community-centric gathering we all look forward

to every season. Market hours are 3 to 5:30pm Wednesdays and 9am to 1pm Saturdays. For additional details, visit

SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

TOUCH A TRUCK

MAY 22

Kids of all ages won’t want to miss this event! Scheduled for Saturday, May 22, the community is invited to come

explore some very important vehicles in our community: ambulance, fire truck, police command center and more

during the Touch a Truck event. The fun takes place 10:30am to 1pm at the Hope Memorial Community Center,

located at 415 Wellington Place, in Hope. Free and open to the public, this is sure to bring smiles to the faces of both

young and old. For additional details about the event, call Memorial Community Center at 208.264.5481.

YAPPY HOUR

MAY 27

Come and celebrate Yappy Hour with the Better Together Animal Alliance (formerly Panhandle Animal Shelter). Bring

your canine companion to the Ponderay PetSafe Dog Park, located at 870 Kootenai Cutoff Road in Ponderay, on Thursday,

May 27. From 4 to 7pm, join other animal lovers in the community and enjoy local beer, local music, and hopefully some

sunshine! Yappy Hour is held on the last Thursday of each month May through September. The event is free and open

to the public. Find out more about the Better Together Animal Alliance atBetterTogetherAnimalAlliance.org. For more

information about Yappy Hour and upcoming locations, call 208.265.7297.

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

current health crisis, there is the possibility that event schedules may change or events canceled

completely. Be sure to visit event websites to stay up to date with current information.

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MAY

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It’s the season for fishing, so for all those

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majestic waters? In 1995, Jim Eversole

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Lake Pend Oreille—a 43 pound, 6 ounce

Mackinaw. But the lake’s also known for its

huge rainbows, which are coming back. The

largest rainbow to be fished out of the lake

was a 37 pounder caught in 1947 by Wes

Hamlet. Why such big fish? An abundance

of Kokanee to feed on, for one.

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THINGS TO DO

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Sandpoint Elks Golf Course

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Sandpoint is home to four great breweries. Bike to each, or

take a walking tour: Matchood Brewing Co., Utara BrewingCo.,

MickDuff’s Brewing Co., Laughing Dog Brewing

Catch a Show at the Panida Theater

Stop in the historic theater for an independent feature or short

film. Panida.org

Enjoy fun in the sun at the sandy, grassy downtown public

beach on the lake. SandpointIdaho.gov

Visit Schweitzer Mountain

Explore the village dining and shopping and enjoy the

adventures in summer and winter. Schweitzer.com

Shop the Sandpoint Shopping District

Explore the many unique shops in charming downtown.

DowntownSandpoint.com

Explore Local Galleries

Walk the downtown and stop in at several local galleries to

enjoy local and regional art.

Drive The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

Relax with a Spa Day

Visit the Wildflower Spa at Seasons Resort or Highlands North

Day Spa for a day of rejuvenation.TheWildflowerDaySpa.com |

HighlandsNorthDaySpa.com

Stop in Cedar Street Bridge

Explore various shops and restaurants in the downtown

bridge spanning Sand Creek. CedarStreetBridge.com

Do a Tasting at the Local Winery

Enjoy local sips from Pend d’Oreille Winery. POWine.com

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Big Game Banquet

Saturday, May 22nd at 4pm

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH SWEET LOU’S JALAPENOS

LOCAL EATS

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

LOUNGE

WATERFRONT

KIDS’ MENU

PARTIES

CATERING

PRICING

219 Lounge Sandpoint

208.263.5673

Bar

$$

Arlo’s Ristorante

Sandpoint

208.255.4186

Italian

$$

Baxter’s on Cedar

Sandpoint

208.229.8377

New American

$$

Beet and Basil

Sandpoint

208.920.6144

Fusion

$$

City Beach Organics

Sandpoint

208.265.9919

Organic / Vegan

$$

Dish at Dover Bay

Dover Bay

208.265.6467

American /

Seafood

$$

Chimney Rock Grill

Schweitzer

208.255.3071

American

$$

Eichardt’s

Sandpoint

208.263.4005

Pub

$-$$

Fat Bass Bar & Grill Priest River 208.265.8854

Forty One South

Sagle

208.265.2000

Steakhouse /

American

Fine Dining

$$

$$

Hoot Owl Cafe

Ponderay

208.265.9348

Cafe

$-$$

Ivano’s Ristorante Sandpoint 208.263.0211 Italian

$$

Jalapenos Mexican Restuarant

Sandpoint

208.263.2995

Mexican

$-$$

Joel’s

Sandpoint

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Mexican

$-$$

MickDuff’s Brewpub

Sandpoint

208.255.4351

Pub / American

$$

Panhandler Pies

Sandpoint

208.263.2912

American

$-$$

Pend d’Oreille Winery

Sandpoint

208.265.8545

Modern Cuisine

$$

Second Avenue Pizza

Sandpoint

208.263.9321

Pizza

$-$$

Secret Thai

Sandpoint

208.263.9960

Thai

$$

Shoga Sushi

Sagle

208.265.2001

Seafood

$$

Sky House Schweitzer 208.263.9555 American

$$

Spuds Waterfront Grill

Sandpoint

208.265.4311

American

$$

Sweet Lou’s

Ponderay

208.263.1381

American

$$

Thai Nigiri

Sandpoint

208.265.2587

Thai/Sushi

$$

The Hydra

Sandpoint

208.263.7123

Steakhouse

$$

Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint 208.255.7558 Seafood

$$

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Andy’s

Frameshop

We have been open for business

for over 40 years!

Open Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6pm

501 Oak Street | Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.7331

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- Pre-Cut Mats -

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Frames in Stock!

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Tues-Fri 9:30-4:30 | Sat 10-3 | Sun-Mon Closed

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337 Olive Ave. in Sandpoint

$

20 OFF

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*Expires 05/31/2021. In store only.

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*Excludes firearms, ammunition and sale

items. Expires May 31, 2021.

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“We Keep It Clean!”

SPRING IS HERE

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Get on the schedule soon; call today!

Spring Cleaning

Starts Indoors.

Let Us Help!

Self-Serve Wash Proceeds are donated to build the

new Sandpoint City Dog Park!

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Commercial Janitorial Services

Call For Your Free Estimate

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Baldy

DIVISON

200

Ponderosa Park

farmin stidwell

Chestnut

lake pend oreille

high school

2

sand creek

bike path

Sand Cree k Byway

Spruce

Larch

Hickory

MAIN

hickory street park

Larch

Fir

dover bike path

visitor center

sand creek

pend oreille

bay trail

Poplar

Madison

Haley

Monroe

library

sandpoint middle

school

playing fields

Richland

Washington

CEDAR

Elliot

Jefferson

Garden

Lake

Ella

park

Ruth

Florence

Forest

PINE

pine st. park

Oak

park

Alder

Superior

6th

Euclid

Farmin park

cedar street bridge

panida theater

4th

3rd

Church

NIC &

Events Center

2nd

1st

Bridge

Dearborn

marina

city beach

marina

sandpoint high

school

Madison

Monroe

Ontario

Olive

Ella

Erie

Michigan

Marion

Florence

Lavina

Boyer

St. Claire

Lakeview Blvd

Antoine

Huron

memorial field

Pacific

Idaho

3rd ave. pier

95

Lily

Lake Pend Oreille Dr.

Northshore Dr.

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Lakeview park

SANDPOINT

on Lake Pend Oreille


Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Pnr

Snpn

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Pend Oreille River

2

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City Beach

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Long

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Camp Bay

Mineral

Point

Pearl Island

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Island

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Maiden Rock

Kilroy

Bay

Windy

Point

Indian

Point

Deadman

Point

Clark

Fork

River

Granite

Point

Whisker Rock Bay

Lake

Ced C

B

Cape Horn

Scenic Bay

Pend

Buttonhook

Bay

Idlewilde

Bay

Echo Bay

L

Oreille

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Sandpoint’s Neighborhood

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As a 3rd generation Sandpoint native, I’ve

learned that one of the vital elements to keeping

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proudly worked for Sandpoint Women’s Health

for over 28 years, and I believe that keeping

good healthcare readily available here in

Sandpoint is essential.

Join me,

May 18 at the polls, to help ensure our town continues

to support our local healthcare system.

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