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Under the Sun is

Celebrating 15 Years!

U N D E R

T H E S U N

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ON OUR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN MAY!

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May 23rd at 3:00pm

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MEN & WOMEN!

Our lives are made up of many

important and valuable

components—from our family

and friends, our employers and

co-workers, to our community as a whole.

These people are pillars in our lives, helping

us to sustain a strong foundation in which

we build our lives upon.

Just as a contractor lays out plans before

beginning construction on a new home,

we, ourselves, are the ones who will first lay

down the foundation for which our lives

are built. This requires strategic planning,

the right knowledge and tools, patience and

dedication. There will, of course, be those

situations (some within our control, others

which are not) that throw us from our path,

and we sometimes find ourselves having to

pursue a different route—though with the

same final destination in mind.

As with all things in life, we must start from

the ground up. If our foundation is weak,

we will be unable to support all that relies

on that foundation. If we find ourselves

struggling and questioning ourselves,

weakening our stability, those who lean and

rely on us won’t have the support they need,

and soon things begin to shift, become

unstable and crumble.

If the past year has taught us anything,

it is how to adapt to new, ever-changing

situations. If we reflect on ourselves and

our lives, and how much they have changed

in the past year, I am sure that everyone of

us can agree that we found a strength and

perseverance we didn’t know we had. Our

foundation has become stronger, we have

become closer—even if from a distance—to

those in our lives. Though what the future

has in store for each one of us is uncertain,

we can—and will—take strength from our

core to create a future that will withstand all

hardship, standing tall, proud and strong.

A Happy Mother’s Day to all of those strong

women who are the foundation of their

families, creating homes filled with love,

happiness and stability. And this Memorial

Day, may we remember and honor all of

those men and women who sacrificed their

lives for our country and its people.

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Executive Director | steve@like-media.com

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

Punch it Up! The art of design is not a linear path

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GOOD NEWS

Rockey Lee Burkholder: Bonners Ferry’s Living

Local Finest Person of the Year; a life well lived

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

A Season of GROW: Community garden project jumps

into another season

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IN FOCUS

Invent Idaho: The state’s most forward-thinking

students submit their inventions for a virtual

competition

30

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Turner Plumbing: Boundary County’s trusted residential

and commercial professionals

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

A Place to Gather with Neighbors and Shop Local: It’s

time for farmers market season!

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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Anna Bliss, Senior, Bonners Ferry High School

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FEATURE STORY

Nonprofit Chooses Unity Over Division:

Compassion Connect


sneak peek into May ...

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TO BUILD OR BUY

What to know when you are looking for a

new home

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FEATURED RECIPE

Pan Seared Halibut with White Wine

Mediterranean Sauce over Herbed Cauli Rice

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Stroke During a Pandemic: A personal story

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THE BUILDING PROCESS

Who to hire: A few things to consider when

selecting a contractor

58

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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2021 BUILDING TRENDS

Architecture evolves alongside changes in the

modern lifestyle

52

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Washington’s Cascade Loop: The Ultimate Summer

Road Trip, Part I

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FUN & ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss out on the wonderful community

events taking place this month

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Punch it Up!

THE ART OF DESIGN IS NOT A LINEAR PATH

By Deann Hammer, Interior Designer

With the surge of spec builder housing developments arising

in the Northwest, it is important to make your mark and

captivate design character in your home.

No two homes are meant to look alike, and the people who live in them

should attempt to let their personality shine through.

One of the best ways to add personality and warmth to a home is to

wallpaper. I know—it can be scary. But the industry has changed,

and wallpaper options are now limitless. Gone are the printed floral

Grandma papers of yesterday, and here to stay are bold geometrics and

natural textures.

Peel-and-stick papers give homeowners the option of a do-it-yourself

quick transformation, or you can hire a pro to install a more permanent

version. Often homes have too much drywall, and it’s a pleasant relief to

cover it up and add texture and pattern to a room.

If you have box-beamed ceilings, papering the ceiling with a textured

paper can also have a dramatic effect.

Patterned carpets are also a fun way to jazz up a space. I love to add

patterns on a staircase runner or a living room carpet. Pattern in carpet

adds life to an often passed by space and hides more dirt from foot traffic

with a pattern underfoot.

False beams are a new trend that makes a huge impact on the feeling of

a room. They are constructed out of Styrofoam, are incredibly light and

easy to install. (Just attach a 2x4 to the ceiling, and the beam attaches to

that.) They look incredibly real and add definition to the “fifth wall” of

a room. Most can easily be purchased online. They look terrific in living

rooms, bedrooms, kitchen and dining areas.

Window treatments were so overdone in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it took me

quite a while to bring them back. The current trend is to lose the heavy

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Here to stay are bold geometrics

and natural textures.

fabric “drapery” and add a textured roller shade with a valance on all windows. Continuity

is the name of the game, so create a color/texture theme—and stick with it. Roller shade

valances are made from the same fabric as the shade, and they soften the window opening,

creating a terrific backdrop for your furnishings.

If you feel you need that extra layering of drapery, keep it light, fresh and simple with a

solid linen or sheer panel in a neutral color. Typically, each side of most windows will

accommodate two panels from an average retailer.

Accessories should be of the correct scale/size. Larger is often best with fewer pieces. Stick

to a theme and strive for quality.

Large plants (real or faux) in a simple decorative pot that is a minimum of 30-to 34-inches

tall is a terrific way to add dimension to the corner of a room and add visual appeal. My

favorites are fiddle leaf fig, mother-in-law tongue (a.k.a. snake grass) and any kind of yucca.

Stay away from ficus, as they are messy and drip sticky droplets onto your floor.

If you need help punching up the look of your home, seek out a local interior design

professional who can help you get to the finish line!

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A Drain or a Fountain

EVERY DAY, WITH EVERY CONVERSATION, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

ELEVATE EACH OTHER

ByTrish Buzzone, Thinking Partner, Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

Thinking about listing?

Call me for a free

consultation and

let’s get you moving!

If you have ever built or remodeled a home,

you know the unique combination of joy,

stress, hope and patience involved in the

process. By investing skilled labor, as well as a

lot of trust, active listening, hope and humor, we

bring our vision to fruition.

Of course, we know that project is just the

beginning. It’s the relationships we cultivate in

our homes that really matter: the shared moments

of laughter, love, hope and fear, as well as the

disagreements, misunderstandings, and other

opportunities to grow. All of these conversations

form the relationships that transform a house into

a home.

Like every great house, a healthy relationship

needs a strong foundation. For a home, that

might mean a slab, piers or pilings. While each

style is different, they all work based on the same

immutable laws of physics to produce a stable

foundation on which to build a safe, comfortable

home. In the same way, a foundation of mutual

trust and respect gives us a foundation on which

to build strong, healthy relationships. To this,

I would add one more foundational element:

influence. When we trust someone, we invite

the energy of their influence to work in our

lives, and we invest our own influence to work in

theirs. We rub against each other and we rub off

on each other, sharing and transferring energy,

perspectives, and attitudes.

The frame of a home shapes the environment

in which we live, setting the boundaries and

giving us a sense of space and place, privacy

and connection. And, like a framer connecting

wall frames and roof trusses, when we are

intentional about making healthy connections,

we create a positive, aspirational environment.

We do this by actively listening to each other, by

practicing aggressive empathy, and by looking

for opportunities to offer humor, heart, help

and hope. These connections, like the walls and

roof of our home, become boundaries that offer

warmth, comfort and safety.

And, like a home build or improvement project,

just because the work has been completed doesn’t

mean the job is done. Our relationships require

regular, proactive maintenance. We have to invest

the time and the energy to keep them safe and

healthy. We do this in our homes by checking the

systems for leaks, cracks and wear by changing

filters, cleaning fixtures and taking proactive

action to prevent problems before they happen.

We do this in our relationships by sharing positive

energy and looking for ways to add value and

elevate every experience.

We all know people who, when we’re around

them, our energy is drained. We’ve probably been

those people before. That’s a choice. We choose

to be a drain or a fountain, elevating energy or

bringing it down. When we choose to elevate,

we’re tapping into positive energy that will lift us

as it elevates others. Even when we feel tired or

discouraged or frustrated, when we just don’t “feel

it,” that positive energy is there for us. We choose

to let it flow through us … or not.

If you’re in a rut, or you’re feeling discouraged

or stuck, or you just want more positive energy

in your relationships, try this: Take a moment

and look for an opportunity to lift someone up.

Choose to be a fountain because, when we seek

to elevate others, we tap into energy that lifts us

up as well.

Join me and other local leaders at a Streaming

Leaders Virtual Round Table. Let’s make a

difference together. Learn more at TrishBuzzone.

com/streaming-leaders.

Connect with Trish Buzzone at TrishBuzzone.

com, Facebook.com/groups/streamingleaders and

LinkedIn.com/in/trishbuzzone.

Contact me today!

Jennifer Van Etten

Coldwell Banker North Woods

Office: 208-267-8575

Cell: 208-304-9050

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ROCKEY LEE BURKHOLDER

BONNERS FERRY’S LIVING LOCAL FINEST PERSON OF THE YEAR; A LIFE WELL LIVED

By Jillian Chandler

WHEN ROCKEY’S

95-YEAR-OLD

MOTHER, VALDIE,

RECEIVED THE

NEWS THAT HER

SON HAD BEEN

CHOSEN AS

FINEST PERSON

OF THE YEAR, SHE

SOBBED.

“If Rockey was alive to accept the award, he

would be smiling so wide he could eat a

banana sideways. Then boast to everyone

with bust-your-buttons pride, a rare combination of

humble and proud.”

Last month, with much anticipation within the

community, Bonners Ferry Living Local was excited

to release the names of the winners of the 2020 Finest

Awards, and to the delight of many—if not all—

Bonners Ferry native Rockey Lee Burkholder was

recognized as Bonners Ferry’s Living Local Finest

Person of the Year.

Though bittersweet, as Rockey passed away due

to complications from COVID in late 2020, it is a

reminder to the Bonners Ferry community the lasting

impression Rockey left on his neighbors, and that his

legacy will not soon be forgotten, likely to live on in

the hearts of all who knew him.

Rockey, who was born and raised in Bonners Ferry,

living all 72 years of his life here, with his mother,

and best friend, Valdie by his side. Unfortunately,

Rockey was diagnosed with COVID the day after

Thanksgiving 2020 and died on Pearl Harbor Day,

December 7.

“We were deathly afraid of Valdie or Rockey

getting COVID. Valdie with her age and Rockey

with a history of respiratory disease (asthma),”

recalls Marty Becker, Rockey's brother-in-law.

“We figured if either got COVID, they would die.

And if one died, the other would die of loneliness.

Luckily, Valdie survived because of faith, family

and community support. Her front door’s been a

swinging door.”

During Rockey’s 10-day hospital stay, he received

over 500 cards from his “fan club” in Boundary

County and across the United States. The ER nurses at

Bonner General took turns reading the cards to him

over their lunch hour. “Thankfully Rockey got to hear

and feel the love others had for him, and to be told of

special things he’d been part of, before he departed,”

Marty says.

“Rockey was love. Like love, describing Rockey would

be nebulous but easily understood by anyone who

met him,” shares Marty. “He was uncorked optimism,

unbridled joy, overflowing with compliments for the

ladies, never at a loss of warnings or insults for the

gentlemen, and giving. People remember Rockey for

dressing in vibrant colors, always waving or saying

hello no matter the situation, engaging in light

conversation or banter, and walking back and forth to

town across the bridge.”

As Marty reflects on their beloved Rockey, before the

internet, before mobile phones, before online news

sources, he says that Rockey was THE source of news

around town. Who was born, who died, what accident

happened where, what business was opening up, what

was closing down, who was dating, getting married,

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THOUGH ROCKEY’S LIFE

WAS CUT ALL TOO SHORT,

IT IS AN IMPORTANT

REMINDER TO LIVE EACH

AND EVERY DAY TO THE

FULLEST, TREATING

OTHERS WITH KINDNESS

AND A SMILE.

divorced, having an affair, a baby, building a

new home, leaving town, movie and restaurant

reviews … you name it. “The great thing was,

Rockey didn’t let truth get in the way of a good

story. We used to joke with Rockey that ‘the

truth ran through this story on stilts.’”

When Rockey’s 95-year-old mother, Valdie,

received the news that her son had been chosen

as Finest Person of the Year, she sobbed. “As a

family, it was a totem to all the good Rockey

brought to Boundary County and a community

that mothered him and treated him like family,”

adds Marty. “The saying, ‘It takes a village,’

couldn’t be truer for Rockey.”

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When asked to choose just one word to describe

Rockey, “Rainbow” was Marty’s response.

Why? “Because he was bright, appeared on days

when you needed to see something special, and

that there was a treasure of personal attributes

at either end.”

Though Rockey’s life was cut all too short, it is an

important reminder to live each and every day

to the fullest, treating others with kindness and

a smile. Everyone loves to be noticed, listened

to, complimented and sent away happier than

you found them, and Rockey made sure to do

his part in bringing a little ray of sunshine to all

he encountered.

The fact is, there will never be another Rockey.

It would be impossible. But Marty says that

dozens of people who knew Rockey have

suggested ways in which to honor him and

continue his work within the community—

with children and the elderly specifically.

“There’s talk of a permanent memorial on the

bridge, a Rockey Burkholder Day, or tossing a

small stone in the river every time you cross

the bridge with a positive thought or prayer for

someone in need,” Marty smiles.

However you choose to do so, let’s all remember,

and celebrate, Rockey Lee Burkholder, Bonners

Ferry Living Local’s Finest Person of the Year

for 2020.

Now working on our annual sponsorship drive for 2021!

Each year, we award thousands of dollars in scholarships to

local students and give monies in continued support to local

organizations for our youth, cancer support, hospice, the food bank,

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MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

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IT’S TIME FOR FARMERS MARKET SEASON!

By Jillian Chandler

The sun is shining, flowers are beginning to make their way up

from the earth, the trees are beginning to blossom; all signs

of good things to come. But one thing you won’t have to wait

for any longer is to once again enjoy Bonners

Ferry’s very own farmers market, which kicked

off on April 24.

Each spring, the City Parking Lot comes alive,

bustling with local farms, food producers and

artisans coming together to share their goods

with the community. 2021 brings with it all the

wonderful goods the market is known for, along

with a new market manager, Marcia Kirby,

who is looking forward to meeting Boundary

County’s vendors and visitors.

If you are looking to support those in your

community by purchasing local goods made

with love, then the Bonners Ferry Farmers

Market is the place to be each Saturday now

through October 2, with market hours 8am to

1pm. Each market day, shoppers will be treated

to nearly 30 vendors with everything from

EACH SPRING, THE CITY

PARKING LOT COMES

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LOCAL FARMS, FOOD

PRODUCERS AND

ARTISANS COMING

TOGETHER TO SHARE

THEIR GOODS WITH

THE COMMUNITY.

fresh produce, spices and baked goods, to handmade soaps, handspun

yarn and more.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming

special events: May 8, Flowers for Mom (just in

time for Mother's Day!); June 5, Plants for your

Garden; June 26, Kids' Day; July 24, Flower

Faire; August 21, Garlic Festival; September

18, Harvest Party; and October 2, Customer

Appreciation Day—and the last day of

the market.

The Holiday Market has been scheduled for

November 13, and there's more! This year,

The Bonners Ferry Farmers Market will be

hosting a Winter Market on December 4, 11

and 18, at Memorial Hall at the Boundary

County Fairgrounds.

For those interested in becoming a vendor

at the 2021 Bonners Ferry Farmers Market,

applications can be filled out online by visiting

BonnersFerryFarmersMarket.org.

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A SEASON OF GROW

COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT JUMPS INTO ANOTHER SEASON

by ABIGAIL THORPE

In 2009, the GROW community garden project started on the grounds

of Trinity Lutheran as a way to help educate the community on

sustainable growing practices, provide a source of healthy, good food

to those in need, and to help support and expand the local food system.

Fast forward over a decade, and the project is growing and expanding to

help not only those in the community, but new members moving in who

need help or assistance in learning what and how to grow in the North

Idaho climate.

“We believe that gardening is a healthy activity and can produce

quantities of healthy, tasty food of superior taste and quality,” explains

GROW President Gray Henderson. “So, in addition to actually providing

an opportunity to grow food in plots or raised beds, we are also trying

to educate the public in ways they can do it on their own at their own

residence.”

Started as a joint venture between the University of Idaho Extension and

local community volunteers, GROW was and still is the only community

garden in Bonners Ferry. “Much of the original focus remains the same

today,” continues Henderson. “Supplying opportunities for citizens to

rent plots that are organically maintained in which to grow their own

produce, supplying produce to local food banks and the restorium, as

well as to some of the local lunch programs.”

This year, in addition to offering in-ground and raised garden plots for

rent to the community, GROW is planning the installation of a pollinator

garden containing plants that attract pollinating insects to the garden and

area. “In addition to serving the garden, it will also be a demonstration of

how individuals can establish similar plantings on their own property,”

says Henderson.

They are also considering establishing a permanent plot of perennial

berry crops as a demonstration and for the community to enjoy, and will

be planting two flower beds that people can come cut from to enjoy at

home.

In 2019 GROW introduced Little Free Gardens to Bonners Ferry, when

they partnered with local businesses to offer small container gardens

open to the public to gather from. This year, they plan to continue the

program with over 50 sites. “The purpose of the LFG program is to

show how easy it is to grow healthy food in small spaces and provide an

opportunity to taste produce from those gardens,” explains Henderson.

The community is invited to pick produce from these free gardens to take

home and enjoy, no strings attached.

In addition to their community food offerings, many of the GROW

volunteers are certified Master Gardeners and happy to give advice and

tips for growing successfully in North Idaho. “We find this particularly

helpful to new residents moving here from warmer climates,” says

Henderson.

GROW is always looking for volunteers and helpers, and people can get

involved in the community garden, rent a plot or volunteer by contacting

Gray Henderson (520.561.0643) or Kate Painter (509.432.5755), or

visiting GROW’s website at GrowBoundaryCounty.org.

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or game, others can come at even more

inopportune times—just ask Bonners Ferry

High School senior Anna Bliss. “Junior year

I was quarterback of our powder puff team

during Homecoming week. We were playing

against seniors and I made a run, and in the

process, I twisted my ankle, tearing a ligament.”

Anna would miss the remainder of her

volleyball season and the entirety of her

basketball season. She committed to hours of

rehabilitation, which helped her get back to all

the sports she loves. “The great thing was I was

able to fully recover and play what little of our

softball season we had last year, and I was able

to play all my sports this year with no troubles.”

Anna is used to handling curveballs in life. Her

family has moved around the country several

times due to new job opportunities, ministry

involvement and helping out extended family.

She’s attended many different schools and been

a part of many teams,

learning a lot along the

way. “Through this process

of visiting different places,

and the challenges that

were encountered, I

found myself exposed to

various perspectives and

gained the skills necessary

to embrace, adapt and

overcome the unexpected.”

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In the classroom, Anna carries a 4.0 GPA and

will be in the top 10 of her graduating class this

spring. She is also very proud of her first place

finish at both districts and at state for a public

speaking competition through the group of

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).

She has enrolled in the Computer Science

Program at the University of Idaho with an

emphasis in cyber security. “Technology

is always advancing, but it is also creating

new problems. This creates an endless

opportunity for cyber security specialists

to answer their true calling: to adapt and

overcome the unexpected. I am looking

forward to this exciting challenge as I move

forward with my education,” she explained.

Anna hopes to play some intramural sports

when she lands on campus and is excited to

pursue the next chapter of her life. She also

plans to follow her family’s lead and continue to

serve others through volunteer opportunities.

“Through volunteering, I have learned the true

meaning of leadership.

Leadership is the result of

serving others. We gain

respect by helping others

and genuinely caring.

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you do, and you do what

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INVENT IDAHO

THE STATE’S MOST FORWARD-THINKING STUDENTS SUBMIT THEIR

INVENTIONS FOR A VIRTUAL COMPETITION

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Invent Idaho operates with the future in

mind, starting with today’s youth. Its

mission is to “inspire, encourage and

recognize students for their inventions,

designs and innovations.”

North Idaho’s premier student invention

program began in 1989 and has since impacted

countless lives. Invent Idaho provides a platform

to students to form valuable connections, build

critical skills and find out how far their ideas can

take them.

Hosted annually at the University of Idaho,

Invent Idaho is the state’s only program of

its kind. According to its mission statement,

Invent Idaho addresses “dozens of State Science

Standards, as well as the number one Technology

and Communication Standard, Creativity and

Innovation.”

With Idaho schools’ emphasis on STEM

education, the organization hopes they can only

continue growing.

As many events have in the last year, the 2021

Invent Idaho convention took on a different

format from years past. Keeping COVID-19

concerns, restrictions and regulations in mind,

Invent Idaho’s regional events were each held

and judged virtually. The change didn’t affect its

success; in fact, the organization was surprised

to see an increase in numbers.

“Even in the midst of a challenging year,

our number of participants in Invent Idaho

held strong and steady, and our number of

participating schools even increased,” shared

Beth Brubaker, state director for Invent Idaho.

With the impact of the pandemic affecting the

way students learn and interact, “educators

and parents are seeking out fresh, innovative

pathways for students to engage in learning,” the

organization stated.

In 2021, they saw the participant count increase

by over 50 inventors compared to last year.

The process behind Invent Idaho begins with

students identifying a problem and designing an

innovative solution. The student inventors create

blueprints, then a prototype of their invention—

all while logging their progress in a journal and

preparing for the big pitch, a short presentation

to explain what they’ve created.

The Inventor’s Journal is a requirement for every

participant. In the journal, inventors thoroughly

track the entire invention process, starting

with the idea and following it through various

prototypes to completion.

This year, with all regional events held virtually,

each student was asked to record a continuous

four- to six-minute video pitch to submit

online. Parents were encouraged to let their

young inventors complete all the necessary

work themselves, except those related to safety

and construction. Fresh and innovative only

begins to describe the annual competition. The

only program in Idaho dedicated to celebrating

student creativity and innovation, Invent Idaho

simultaneously develops key problem-solving

skills within its participants. The program

emphasizes an inventive thinking process

designed to hone skills in creative thinking,

construct knowledge and communication

technologies.

In the three events typically held across the state,

students participate in progressive levels of the

competition. First-, second- and third-place

regional winners are chosen alongside a Best of

Category and Best of Show, with each winner

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Participants can contribute projects from a

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This year, two groups of students advanced to compete on a national

level and earned free patent searches to further develop their

inventions, including Autumn and Julianna Schwam from Hayden

Canyon Charter. Three student inventors were selected to display their

invention at the University of Idaho EXPO alongside the university’s

senior engineering design project, including Chelsea Venning with her

invention, the Plant Saver.

The Plant Saver is a device that guides a plant into the sunlight until

it has reached its required time in the sun, when it’s then rotated back

into the shade. Her idea was inspired by watching plants of her own

suffer in last summer's wavering temperatures.

“I want inventions like this to help positively impact the environment

and help keep smaller plants alive,” Venning shared. She hopes to

continue participating in Invent Idaho throughout high school and

eventually reach the world competition, building on her skills and

experiences as she gets closer to making her ideas a reality.

Additional 2021 winners include Isabelle Meredith from Lakeland

Junior High, who qualified for Nationals with her invention “Famous

Monument,” and Ava Shields from Post Falls, Figpickels’ Pick Winner

for "Dessert Rush."

Dessert Rush was inspired by Shields' love for board games. The game

works by rolling a dice to move pieces around the board, collecting

recipe ingredients along the way. Creating a game of her own took

time, creativity and precision.

“The hardest part of creating this game was designing the cards,” Shields

recalled. “I had to create them using extremely exact measurements.”

She then had to find just the right print shop to provide color copies

of her designs.

The effort invested into creative projects like Ava's builds a strong

foundation for Invent Idaho participants to forge a bright future.

“My goals for the future focus on working hard and accepting that

change might be needed at times," Shields said, reflecting on her

finished project. “I hope that inventions like mine will impact the

world by giving people everywhere joy and happiness.”

Those looking to get involved can visit InventIdaho.com for

information on participation, competition guidelines and

sponsorships. Opportunities within Invent Idaho even include

free training workshops that can be arranged for students to earn

university credit.

thinking and construct knowledge, encouraging innovation, creative

engagement, research, math and writing. The impact of the event has

reached far beyond the Northwest.

"The Idaho Invention Convention prepares students for the needs of

the 21st century economy,” the organization stated. They are proud

of empowering a new generation of innovators, critical thinkers and

problem solvers.

The student inventors of Invent Idaho are in no shortage of bold,

creative ideas.

Creative thinking and innovation are qualities to celebrate, support and

strengthen, especially within the young minds who are preparing to shape

the future with their ideas. Invent Idaho is a unique event doing just that:

celebrating the creative abilities of our youth.

“We hope all schools will continue to provide the Invent Idaho student

invention program for their students, and that new schools, districts and

parents will embrace the opportunity,” Brubaker stated. “These young

inventors are the future of this country!”

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“We have a fantastic team of nine

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Family owned and operated, Turner Plumbing is a company that

strives to add value to the community while excelling in customer

service. A full-service plumbing company that is dedicated to

serving both Boundary and Bonner counties, Turner Plumbing—with

the addition of their excavation and underground department Turner

Dirt—offers 24/7 emergency repair response and service, water heater

services, sewer camera with sonar locating, slip-inspections, hydronic

heating and boiler systems, underground repairs, septic systems, small

drain jetting and gas piping, and new construction and remodels.

Lucas Turner has been a plumber for 17 years and always had a desire

to have his own plumbing company, while Mike DesRosiers was an

experienced machinist in the oil fields. The two friends had often

discussed starting a business together, and in 2019, they decided to put

their skills, talents and finances together, creating a vision of what they

wanted to be as businessmen and members of the community.

Lucas and Mike planned out their goals for the company and started

taking action to move that direction. “When these two men put their

minds to doing something, things start happening!” shares Charli

Turner, Lucas’ wife and marketing and human resources administrator of

Turner Plumbing.

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They soon realized their goal, and Turner Plumbing was born in January

of 2020.

The Turner Plumbing team is comprised of a group of men who all take

pride in doing quality work and leaving the customer happy at the end of

each job they complete. “Every one of our guys comes with a unique skill

set,” says Charli. One journeyman specializes in hydronic heat; one is a

gas pipe specialist; another one of their journeymen is a master at service

plumbing. “These men take pride in learning from each other to be the

best they can be,” she adds.

Their apprentices are equally hard workers and fast learners. Along with

working long hours, they are in school every day working toward their

journeyman’s license and taking certification classes for Turner Plumbing’s

new construction and underground department—Turner Dirt.

“We have a fantastic team of nine people who show up every day and give

everything they have to make Turner Plumbing a success,” affirms Charli.

“We have the most top-notch team in North Idaho, and we are very proud

to have them as part of the Turner Plumbing team.”

It is important for Lucas and Mike to take care of their employees, who

dedicate their time and passion to completing each job they do with the

utmost integrity and professionalism. Employees earn competitive wages

along with a unique benefits package.

When it comes to the success the company has seen in its 16 months of

business, it is a result of Mike and Lucas’ strong relationship and leadership

skills paired with a mutually strong work ethic. That trickles down to their

team, who work hard each day to utilize their expertise to provide the best

to the customers they serve. “We are constantly learning and striving to

be better,” says Lucas. “We learn from each other and from the customer.”

Mike and Lucas are both proud to be able to call Bonners Ferry home and

contribute to the community through Turner Plumbing. Being able to own

their own business in the place they love has given them the opportunity

to have a career that allows them to live and thrive in Bonners Ferry.

In addition, the business is a family affair, as Mike's son Ryker works on

the Dirt crew, while Lucas' daughter Cassidy works as the company's office

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CHOOSING

UNITY OVER

DIVISION

COMPASSION CONNECT

BY RACHEL KELLY

When asked about the guiding principle of

their work with Compassion Connect,

Christine Gilge and Kawehi Marshall of

Compassion Connect Puget Sound quoted

their inspiration from Jesus:

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the

same way I loved you, love one another. This is how you will be

recognized as my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-

35 (MSG).

The command to “love on another” is repeated three times.

Apparently, Jesus thought his followers might forget! And it’s

true, sometimes they did. Sometimes they do. Compassion

Connect was founded with the intention to combat that apathy

through unity, so that the command to love one another is not

forgotten.

In fact, Christine and Kawehi had several answers. They quoted

verses of unity in the church. Oneness in Christ. “God is light.

In him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5). Which they take

to mean that light should be a part of their regular everyday

interactions, infused into their work and their conversation.

They talked about many hands making light work. All their

inspiration seemed to be about devotion to love. Love that they

have felt from God, and love that they were interested in passing

along. It is the kind of love that won’t let others feel isolated. Love

that inspires connection.

Simply put, the drive of Compassion Connect is to equip

community members to shine a light into dark corners. To see

those who may feel unseen. To connect with the unconnected. To

choose “unity over division and compassion over complacency.”

Their base is in Portland, Oregon, but Compassion Connect

functions in Washington, Idaho and Arizona as well.

Practically, for Compassion Connect, this means bringing

churches together to serve their neighbors in tangible ways. The

idea being that churches, and people as a whole, are united by

the commonality of their ancestry. Churches are united by a

belief in Christ. The community is united behind the intrinsic

value of the human being. No matter where their beginnings,

no matter where those beginnings seem to be headed. While

not everyone may share the same religion, most can agree that

people are important. Compassion is essential. Compassion

Connect ignites these common values to address two common

community struggles: accessible health care and sex trafficking.

Compassion Connect partners with churches, law enforcement,

the FBI, and nonprofits in the area to bring a whole solution to

each community. In this way Compassion Connect is a larger

resource, not just one part of the whole answer. Health care and

sex trafficking require resources from all different corners of the

community, and Compassion Connect works to see that happen.

Organically, by relationship. In this way no one part of the

community is left on its own without support. The community

is the ultimate benefactor of the partnerships that Compassion

Connect creates.

One of the ways in which Compassion Connect helps their

communities serve their neighbors is through community health

care. Several local churches in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and

Arizona unite to offer a free Compassion Health Clinic. They

address a variety of health needs such as dental, physical therapy,

nutrition, optometry, wellness and prayer. They even provide a

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tent with games and activities for children whose parents

are in their various appointments. Health-care workers,

nurses, social workers, food pantries and doctors from

the churches in the community come together to offer

these services, free of charge.

The most recent Compassion Clinic was hosted in

Tacoma, Washington. Congolese and Kenyan refugees

were brought by bus from Seattle, and cheerily greeted

by the wide smile of the head social worker for the clinic.

She rode with the refugees up and down from Seattle,

busily occupying herself with connecting to the refugee

individuals and families, bringing comfort. Then she

would begin her rounds with questions such as, “Do

you need a translator?” or “How do you feel today?”

Refugees and community members are then met by

the next round of people who guide them through

various paperwork, signatures and triage, where their

overall health is examined. They then wait to be treated

by the various clinics within the church, according to

their need.

Compassion Connect has several volunteer doctors,

nurses and medical assistants to oversee the various

clinics, as well as a medical team lead. They have

special chairs and tables for physical therapy, and all the

various equipment for fitting their patients with glasses.

Thanks to generous donors, Compassion Connect also

has a large amount of dental equipment, which can be

transported from state to state according to need. An

entire dentistry chair and sanitized tools is rolled up into

one unit the size of a large toolbox. They have several

such “toolboxes” that they unpack for one clinic. It is

quite the event!

At this most recent Washington Compassion Clinic, the

co-founder of Compassion Connect, Milan Homola,

attended along with the director of the Idaho branch,

John McGee. In 2014, in Caldwell, Idaho, area churches

held their first Compassion Connect community health

clinic. Caldwell area churches are now expanding their

resources to additional communities. The director and

staff from the Idaho branch were visiting the Washington

clinic to connect and learn from the providers there. As

the Compassion Connect staff from South Sound in

Washington welcomed the leaders and staff from the

Idaho branch, their camaraderie was apparent. They

wanted to share, to show and to support. Compassion

Connect really does choose unity over division.

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The second need that Compassion Connect helps

communities tackle is more difficult to address. Sex

trafficking is a business that flourishes strictly because it

does not often see the light of day. Its victims go unheard.

The missing youth and women of our communities

disappear quietly because they are alone. They are

unconnected, with few advocates. Finding them, hearing

them, takes more than just a few people. Addressing

trafficking requires not only the unity of the church, but

the involvement of the whole community. Compassion

Connect seeks to end sex trafficking by doing just that:

spurring involvement. Bringing the unseen and unheard

to the forefront.

The anti-trafficking aspect of the Compassion Connect

ministry is called Adorned In Grace. Each local Adorned

in Grace ministry is run by local directors and volunteers,

and addresses their communities according to their need.

Anti-trafficking can be either preventive or proactive. This

assures for a grass roots approach to each community;

ears and eyes that directly connect to the present need.

Adorned in Grace is then subdivided into two parts, the

bridal boutique and the ministry center. The Adorned in

Grace bridal boutique sells gently used bridal and formal

wear at a discounted price. The boutique, along with

church presentations and the website, offer opportunities

for awareness and community involvement. All proceeds

from the boutique then go to the larger ministry of

prevention and restoration.

From talking with Christine Gilge and Kawehi Marshall,

who work within Adorned in Grace Puget Sound, the

resources that prevent trafficking are often those that also

offer restoration. Adorned in Grace Puget Sound works

within the G.R.A.C.E. model, which is an acronym for

Gospel, Resources, Activity, Community and Education/

Employment. Each man, woman or child who comes into

the ministry offices are assessed with a G.R.A.C.E plan, to

see where their practical and spiritual needs lie.

Practical needs are, of course, addressed first. Needs such

as housing, food, safety and medical care are provided for

through a network of larger community partners (such

as community shelters). Unfortunately, these needs are

extremely pressing and present. Christine receives at least

one to two calls a month of rape, a missing child or suicide

that have to do with sexual predators and violence. Some

are more vulnerable than others, but safety is a concern

for every child. Every woman. Every family.

This is why prevention is so key to the administration of

Adorned in Grace Puget Sound. They do this through a

variety of community efforts, including the arts! They

showcase ballet and painting events that tell the stories

of victims, bringing awareness for its prevention. Art

is not just an effective mode for communication, but a

healing balm for storytellers. They also hold classes and

workshops to teach Power Over Predators, deal with

societal pressures and combat isolation. A specific group,

The Trophies of Grace, works with teenage boys. They

even partner with a ranch to teach survivors practical

life skills for future employment. Being on the ranch

promotes healing, community and involvement. This

brings safety and opens up avenues for conversation.

Unfortunately, even with prevention, there are many

people who slip through the cracks. This is where the need

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for restoration comes in. As mentioned above,

it’s the practical first. But afterward, once the

pressing physical needs are addressed, the

trauma done to the emotions and spirit of the

survivor also need restoration. This part is all

about “trust, connection and conversation.”

This is where the tools for prevention also

bring about restoration. Painting, dance,

cooking classes, employment, empowerment

classes, counseling and community

involvement. Simply put, Adorned in Grace

connects women and children with their

communities, with safe professionals and

compassionate care. This promotes a place of

safety, allowing each person an opportunity to

process, heal and move forward.

As our communities deal with an

unprecedented time of isolation, Compassion

Connect has not once closed its doors. If

anything, their call toward action has only

increased. While they have been cautious (the

medical community is always gloved, sanitized

and masked), inaction was simply not an

option. Division is simply not a part of their

mission. In all of their efforts, Compassion

Connect has relied on the passion and the

dedication of their neighbors, volunteers and

community. This has been especially valuable

in the midst of these difficult times.

The gap in quality medical care toward the

unrepresented has only widened throughout

the pandemic. The Compassion Health

Clinics have worked to close that gap this

year, though hampered by fewer resources.

Meanwhile, isolation has agitated the already

Though

hardships may

grow, access

to hope does

not diminish.

pressing problem of sex trafficking. This year,

Adorned in Grace has continued to bring

attention and community action toward

prevention and restoration. Their classes

have not stopped (though some have moved

online), their phones have not been turned

off, and their contact with shelters and other

various community resources have not

been severed.

We are all very aware of this year's hardships,

of the pressure that our communities have

withstood. As we look forward to a future

of promise, we can still look back and be

grateful. Grateful that there are, and always be,

organizations like Compassion Connect that

never cease to shine a light into dark places.

Though hardships may grow, access to hope

does not diminish. Compassion Connect

shows us that we too can find common

ground to choose unity over division. We too

can look into the eyes of others and see the

human. The person. We can, and do, choose

compassion over complacency.

For more information and how you can get

involved, please see CompassionConnect.org.

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STROKE DURING A PANDEMIC

A personal story

By Wanda Wilkerson, BSN, RN, CEN, Stroke Manager, Boundary Community Hospital

On February 2, 2021, at 2am, we received a phone call from the

Sacred Heart Medical Center Emergency Department that our

mother had a stroke. So began an emotional rollercoaster of

events. We contacted family and headed to the hospital. We

drove the two-and-a-half-hour trip not knowing if we would get to see her

once we arrived. There is a worldwide pandemic going on, with COVID -19

visitor restrictions in every hospital.

To our amazement, we were masked upon arrival and ushered into the ED

and allowed to see Mom. She was 95 ½ years old, and we had not been able

to see her for over a year due to the pandemic! She looked frail and tired.

Her stroke symptoms were classic with slurred speech, left-sided weakness,

and neglect. She recognized us right away, smiled through her mask and

was able to tell us her story through her slurred speech.

She reported getting ready for bed in her assisted living facility when she

felt dizzy and reached for something to grab and fell to the floor in her

bathroom. She yelled out for help, as she couldn’t walk or get up, but because

she always kept her medical alert bracelet in her dresser drawer rather than

on her wrist, no one came for several hours. Her last known “well time”

would be around 9:30pm. This is an important time to know, as it becomes

a countdown time for the hospital to be able to render treatment. This is a

Time Sensitive Emergency, and the longer one waits to seek treatment, the

less chance there is to do any intervention.

She received a CT scan upon arrival to find out if her stroke was hemorrhagic

(brain bleed) or ischemic (blood clot). The ischemic stroke is 80 percent

more prevalent than the hemorrhagic type. She had the less common brain

bleed, and we were told that they would observe her in the hospital ICU

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She was 95 ½

years old, and

we had not been

able to see her

and repeat the CT scan the next morning to see

if the bleed was the same or worse. They would

also try to keep her blood pressure at a normal

level.

After about five minutes in the ED, we were

ushered out so they could admit her to the ICU,

where we would not be able to visit her at all. We

left, not knowing if we would ever see her again.

Her health reports changed daily, and she was

transferred to a nursing home, where we were

able to visit through a window a few times.

She took another turn for the worse and was

transferred back to a hospital in the middle of

the night two weeks after her initial stroke.

At this hospital, she tested positive for

COVID-19 and quickly went into respiratory

distress.

for over a year

due to the

pandemic!

We called from the hospital parking lot and spoke

with her wonderful nurse who instructed us to

come in to say goodbye. Wearing appropriate

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hold our mother’s hands and love her at the

bedside rather than her dying alone. She passed

one-and-a-half hours after we arrived. She died

of COVID-19.

Stories like this highlight the need to act quickly

if you suspect a stroke. As a Level II Stroke Time

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Building Trends

for 2021

ARCHITECTURE EVOLVES ALONGSIDE CHANGES IN THE MODERN LIFESTYLE

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

Trends in architecture and design naturally evolve alongside

the lifestyle shifts that dictate how those unique spaces are

used. As times change, the way we build must do the same.

The residential and commercial builds of 2021 have common

qualities rooted in sustainability, open spaces and versatility. This year’s

major building influences include a renewed closeness to nature, care for

the environment and lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic.

Whether you’re looking to build, buy or rent property this year, noting

the newest building trends can help refine your search. As you define the

needs for your own living and working spaces, keep an eye out for the

following building trends in 2021:

Multi-purposed spaces

After an emergence of open floor plans replacing the formal dining and

living rooms of the past, multi-purpose rooms are shifting the focus

into bigger, more diverse uses of a single space. Today’s homes are being

designed to accommodate lifestyles that are steadily becoming more

fluid, adaptable and open to change.

Multi-purpose spaces are here to stay, with large dens, great rooms and

combined rooms becoming increasingly popular. Unique, customized

combinations will be seen, with trends toward high vaulted ceilings

providing the possibility to enhance the all-encompassing nature of a

great room.

Layered kitchens

Even with the popularity of open and versatile rooms, there remains

value in leaving something to the imagination. New homes are testing

layered kitchens, with an open living and dining zone separated from a

hidden working zone, to encourage a cleaner culinary display.

Layered kitchens can provide a larger, private storage space, while leaving

major food prep and cleanup to be completed out of sight. A clean display

for guests brings the focus to enjoying the dining experience.

Comfortable outdoor spaces

Outdoor gatherings are on the rise, with elaborate outdoor rooms

and patios becoming the new at-home hot spots. Functional outdoor

spaces used for intimate gatherings or solitary moments of serenity are

being created with specialized flooring material, creative enclosures

and carefully chosen lighting to create an oasis experience just outside

the home.

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To get more use from them throughout the changing seasons, patio heaters

have taken many forms, including increasingly stylish and versatile fire pits,

heat lamps and more. Using infrared light, gas, wood-burning fires, propane,

electricity and more, outdoor spaces are more comfortable and common

than before.

Natural influences

With technology being an essential component of working and staying

connected for many, more homes will reflect the desire to unplug throughout

the day. Touches that promote a reconnection to nature while staying close to

home are becoming more common, such as small balconies and terraces that

make a breath of fresh air easily accessible. Trending “glass curtains” allow a

full opening of a space at any time.

Architectural technology is developing to invite more natural light from the

sun, using carefully chosen layouts, materials and a building’s available space

in an effort to reduce the need for artificial lighting.

A focus on sustainability

To respond to changes in the environment, including climate change,

environmental regulations, and how and where people spend their time and

resources, architecture is adapting to increase sustainability.

Climate change continues to be a hot topic with many industries jumping

on board to support more sustainable practices. Architecture is no exception,

with the demand for carbon neutral buildings in both residential and

commercial settings on the rise.

Carbon neutrality related to architecture refers to the intention to reduce

the carbon energy used by a building, starting with its construction and

continuing through its use.

Using more environmentally friendly materials encourages a variety of

materials to be used within the home. Architects are incorporating sustainable

innovation by adopting new building technologies and new methods of

designing environmentally friendly structures. New strategies include green

buildings created of a sustainable material palette, designed to use local

materials and reduce costs related to energy consumption and transportation.

Minimalism

2021 is seeing designers and architects go back to basics, leaving behind large

framing and heavy detailing to focus back on the simpler, core elements of

design. Supporting the trend toward sustainability, minimalist design takes

the essentials and leaves the rest, with simplicity that uses modern, highquality

materials to promote efficient heating and insulation.

Inside newer buildings and homes, expect to see more white interiors

highlighted with neutral black and gray tones.

Advanced stay-home amenities

Newer building designs are prioritizing the ability to do more while staying

home, with designated spaces to work and exercise. With restricted access to

gyms and studios, the implementation of home gyms is especially on the rise.

The gyms of 2021 aren’t just a tucked away corner of a spare room or garage.

Many will focus on complete wellness—a space to truly prioritize health. This

can look like a complete exercise studio, a home sauna, or a meditation room

with carefully chosen lighting, foliage and décor to match.

Architecture continues to evolve alongside changes in the modern lifestyle.

This year, look for the top building trends that focus on values rooted in

health, the environment, and making the most of the space you call home.

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TO BUILD OR TO BUY

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LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME

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The current housing market is unprecedented and fast, to

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Should you build?

“The obvious benefit of building is that everything can be

customized to your liking,” says Kristen Madden of Century

21, Four Season Realty in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. “It can be very

difficult to find a pre-built home that actually checks off all of the

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“We always want to make sure people simply understand the time

commitment,” adds Hawkins. “It really is like taking on another

job. Partnering with and interviewing several builders will help you

understand if it’s a good fit.”

Do your homework.

If you decide to build, make sure you do your homework. Be prepared

for it to cost more and take longer than you expect—if you’re looking

to save money, building probably isn’t the best option (unless you

already own your land or are a licensed contractor and can do the

work yourself).

“Usually, to go out and build new, it’s going to take longer, it’s probably

going to have some additional costs that you might not be aware of,”

explains Cunningham. Plus, if you’re new to the market, it’s going to be

especially difficult to find a contractor, subs and even an architect who’s

willing to work with you or has the time.

That’s where doing your homework comes in. Make sure you have

reliable, good experts to work with. Check out their references, their

licenses, their previous work and any reviews. In this market, you often

don’t want to go with the first person available.

What about buying?

Well, you guessed it, this is a difficult market to purchase your dream

home as well. But it’s possible to find a home—you’ll just, most likely,

have to make concessions. “Most of the time the buyer has to prioritize

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their desires and, unfortunately, must settle or sacrifice on some of

them,” says Madden. “Benefits of buying a home include the fact that

it is already set up and hopefully move-in ready,” she continues. This

typically means you won’t have to get permits, install utilities or drill

for wells and septic.

“If you want what the majority wants, we can likely find it in a resale

with moderate enhancements you can make to personalize [the space],”

adds Hawkins. “However, if your specific design style or layout is not

common ... building may be your best bet!”

The benefits to buying a new or existing home are time and cost, but

you may have to sacrifice something on your wish list. With new

builds, however, there is a chance to determine some custom features—

as long as you get in early enough. If you purchase a new build before

construction, you could have the opportunity to determine things like

countertops, colors and more, explains Cunningham. A lot of builders

are willing to do semi-custom, but you need to contact the developer

before they even start construction to see if they have new builds

available with semi-custom options.

If you’re considering an existing or older home, often the best question

to ask yourself is how are the bones of the house. It’s much easier to

update and refresh things like paint color, cabinets and flooring than

to change a layout. If you find an older home with a sturdy structure

and potential at the right price, it might be worth considering making

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FOR YOUR NEEDS AND BUDGET

A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A CONTRACTOR

by Colin Anderson

For those wary of dipping their toes into a sizzling hot real estate market, improving your existing home can be a nice alternative to getting

into a bidding war for a new home. A new kitchen, bathroom, home office, outdoor patio or deck can breathe fresh air into your home.

There are plenty of contractors out there willing to do the work. Some are excellent, others not so much. Whether it’s a project big or small,

it’s important to do plenty of research before hiring someone that will be making changes to your biggest investment.

Multiple Bids

While it can be tempting to just go with the first person you meet, you

might end up overpaying or with someone who might not be the right

fit for your project. A lot of factors go into a contractor’s bid for a job

like materials, time, crew, and the quality of the finishes. While one

professional might use cabinets from a big box store, another might only

use locally made products. You don’t want to get stuck overpaying for

similar work, but if someone comes in quite lower than other bids, that’s

a red flag as well. Get several bids, analyze them carefully, and go with

your gut.

Licensed, Bonded,

Insured

Like other professionals that need certifications, there are required

licenses contractors must have in order to run their business. Cities

and counties vary in the permitting process, but your contractor should

be familiar with all permits needed to begin work on your project. If

a permit is missed and a building inspector takes note of the project,

it could have to be demolished if it’s not up to code—and you might

also be stuck with a large fine. Make sure the contractor carries

insurance that covers themselves and any other workers who will be on

your property.

Price vs. Quality

For some, price is no object, but for the majority of us, you want the best

quality materials, finishes and craftsmanship your budget will allow.

Be upfront about your budget during the bidding process. A good

contractor will be honest when it comes to wants and expectations

but can also find cost-saving measures. If they give you a quote, ask

for a few ways they could cut costs without cutting too many corners.

If doing some of the demolition yourself allows you to upgrade from

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THE NATION’S NEWEST SCENIC BYWAY

– WASHINGTON’S CASCADE LOOP

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip, Part I

By Marguerite Cleveland

With the weather warming up, thoughts are turning to summer vacations and what to do with the COVID-19 Pandemic

still holding on. A summer road trip is a great way to travel with plenty of outdoor activities and easier social distancing.

Washington’s Cascade Loop is now the nation’s newest scenic byway, and it is an epic journey taking you to coastal islands,

highlights of aviation history, the Cascade Mountains, gorgeous lakes and a plethora of charming small towns. This trip is a loop, so it is easy

to access whether you are beginning in Idaho or Washington. So, gas up your vacation vehicle and let’s get going.

Your journey begins crossing on to Fidalgo Island and the charming town of Anacortes. Cute shops and restaurants abound. It is also a

gateway to the San Juan Islands. You can take a side trip by walking on a Washington state ferry to spend a day in Friday Harbor on San

Juan Island.

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THE STUNNING LANDSCAPE OVERLOOKING

THE PUGET SOUND OFFERS SOME INCREDIBLE

HIKES ON THE BLUFFS, BEACHES AND

THROUGH HISTORIC FARMLAND.

Whidbey Island

One of the highlights of this area is the Deception Pass bridge. It is a very

scenic drive and one of the most iconic in Washington. Once you cross

the bridge, take time to stop at Deception Pass State Park. Head to the

parking lot by the water, where you can get a great view of the bridge for

a photo opportunity. The park is on both sides of the bridge with some

great hikes.

Next head to the darling town of Coupeville, and make it your base

for a day or two. Stay at the Fort Casey Inn in the historic quarters,

which were built for Army officers before World War I. The cottages

are comfortably furnished while keeping their historic charm. They are

just a short walk to beaches, trails and a bird sanctuary. For a vintage

experience, plan to see a movie at the Blue Fox Drive-in Theater. There

is something about watching a movie under the stars.

If you have been watching CNN’s "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,"

this is the stop for you. The first episode focuses mainly on Neapolitan

Pizza and Enzo Coccia. Surprisingly, in Coupeville you can visit Ciao, an

Italian market and restaurant. Chef Mark Laska apprenticed under Enzo

Coccia and is certified by the Italian Minister of Agriculture to make

authentic Neapolitan Pizza. The pizza is good, but the cannoli are to die

for. Laska settled in Coupeville because of its proximity to the Ebey’s

Landing National Historical Reserve and access to heritage farms. You

may not be able to go to Italy this summer, but you can replicate the

experience on Whidbey Island.

Take some time to explore the Ebey’s Landing National Historical

Reserve. The stunning landscape overlooking the Puget Sound offers

some incredible hikes on the bluffs, beaches and through historic

farmland. Many of these heritage farms are seeing new life with young

families starting farming businesses.

Oak Harbor is a tiny hamlet with a one-block downtown area. The

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum tells the story of how this small

island town played an important role in World War II with the building

of the Naval Air Station and the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft, which was

one of the best search-and-rescue bombers of its time.

Langley is a cute waterfront town. My favorite site is the Whale Bell

Park overlooking the Saratoga Passage that has a giant bell. If you see a

whale, you ring the bell, letting everyone in town know there has been

a sighting. You can easily observe gray whales in the spring right from

shore. Orcas and humpbacks are seen throughout the year. It is exciting

to see that telltale spout. In town is the Langley Whale Center, where

you can get more information. Stop into Saltwater Fish House and

Oyster Bar for a great meal, or purchase road trip provisions from their

Seabiscuit bakery and small market.

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The Fort Casey Inn - FortCaseyInn.com

WHERE TO EAT

Ciao - Ciao.store

Saltwater Langley - SaltwaterLangley.com

First and Union Kitchen - FirstandUnionKitchen.com

WHAT TO DO

Blue Fox Drive-in Theater - BlueFoxDrivein.com

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve - NPS.gov/ebla

Boeing Future of Flight - BoeingFutureofFlight.com

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum - FlyingHeritage.org

Langley Whale Center - Facebook.com/LangleyWhaleCenter

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum - PNWNAM.org

Take the ferry from Clinton to Mukilteo. Stretch your

legs at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park and check out

some of the waterfront restaurants.

Everett

Much of the history of aerospace technology took

place in Everett, the home of Boeing, a pioneer in

aviation and the birthplace of the 747. The Boeing

Future of Flight will take you on a tour of the

factory—the largest building in the world by volume.

It is fascinating seeing these behemoth planes come

to life. Not far away is the Flying Heritage & Combat

Armor Museum, where you can see a vintage aircraft

from the earliest days of aviation, as well as a great

collection of tanks.

Snohomish

This darling historic town is known as the “Antique

Capital of the Northwest.” There are more than 175

antique dealers all within a six-block area. Downtown

is also bustling with visitors checking out the

boutiques and great local restaurants. There are also

six wine tasting rooms all within walking distance of

each other. Take some time to walk along the river

and come back up into the residential area filled with vintage Victorian

and the PNW staple—the Craftsman-style homes.

Make sure to have brunch at the First and Union Kitchen, which also

has a great bakery onsite. The food is Pacific Northwest style, and you

will usually find wild edible mushrooms foraged from local forests.

Grab some bakery treats for snacks on your road trip. They have a lovely

courtyard you can eat in if you are lucky enough to snag a seat. Arrive

early, as it gets terribly busy on weekends.

One of the nice things about a road trip is you can pack more convenience

items in your car. Some road trip essentials include a cooler and picnic

basket with drinks and snacks. Pack lunches for the more isolated legs

of the trip. To reduce plastic waste, bring a refillable water bottle for

each person. Portable chairs are nice to have, especially for stargazing. A

coated tablecloth is essential for covering picnic tables, and you can wipe

off any messes. Don’t forget trash bags, as many places require you to pack

your trash out. Plan for the extreme weather changes along the Cascade

Loop. The mountain regions and the coastline can be chilly, even in the

summer while Eastern Washington receives extreme temperature highs.

For more information on the Cascade Loop, visit CascadeLoop.com. You

can order a guide to the Cascade Loop, and the website has maps and

ideas of where to stay, what to do and where to eat. The individual towns

and destinations also have their own sites with more detailed information

listed on the aforementioned website.

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Old West Texas BBQ is now open for the 2021 season!

We’ll be serving every Wednesday-Sunday from

11am until sold out, daily.

Don’t miss Scott Helmer performing live in concert at

The Hemlocks July 16, 7-10pm.

The Hemlocks is a long-standing RV park with cabins, a newly

remodeled boutique hotel, a restaurant and lodging.

new mesquite slow-smoked meats section

Vacuum sealed for taking home. To-go menus

and outdoor seating under the log pavilion!

Old West Texas BBQ at the Hemlocks has a vast menu of

culinary delights, utilizing the freshest ingredients to bring

homemade dishes straight to your table. Come dine with us

today on Mesquite Slow-Smoked BBQ.

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PAN-SEARED HALIBUT

WITH WHITE WINE MEDITERRANEAN SAUCE

OVER HERBED CAULI RICE

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

For the White Wine Mediterranean Sauce:

3 tbs. avocado oil

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

3 large cloves garlic, finely minced

3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half

1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

For the Halibut:

1 tbsp. avocado oil

2 tbsp. butter

1 1/2 lbs. fresh halibut, cut into 4 fillets

salt and pepper to taste

For the Cauli Rice:

2 tbsp. olive oil

4 cups frozen cauliflower rice, thawed

2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

METHOD:

For the Cauli Rice:

• In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil. Add

cauliflower rice and Italian seasoning and salt. Stir until cauliflower

rice is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Remove pan from heat and

set aside.

For the White Wine Mediterranean Sauce:

• Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add crushed red

pepper flakes and garlic, and sauté for 1 minute, or until garlic is

fragrant. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until

they're soft and blistering, but still hold their shape, 9 to 12 minutes.

• Add in the white wine, stir, and allow the mixture to come to a gentle

simmer. Reduce heat to low.

• Stir in the kalamata olives, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and

pepper, and cook for 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

For the Halibut:

• Heat oil and butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Pat the

halibut dry with paper towels. Then season both sides of the halibut

with salt and pepper.

• Place halibut in the oil and butter and cook until golden brown, about

4 minutes. Carefully flip the halibut over and continue cooking for

another 4 to 5 minutes, or until it's cooked through.

To Serve:

• Place 1 cup cauliflower rice in the center of the serving plate, place a

slice of halibut on top of the cauliflower and pour Mediterranean sauce

over the halibut. Repeat for additional servings. (This recipe serves 4.)

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TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a restaurant where guests will enjoy flavors

from around the world in dishes made using the freshest

ingredients. With menu options ranging from Asian salads

and nachos, to unique beef and chicken entrees, burgers,

salads and desserts, there's something for everyone! Indoor

and patio seating available. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-

8pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 3-8pm.

6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.417.3040

Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe

PIZZA FACTORY

If you're looking for delicious and fresh pizza in Bonners

Ferry, look no further. At Pizza Factory, they proudly serve

up delicious calzones, tasty pasta and, of course, pipinghot

pizzas, using only the freshest ingredients around.

Sit down, grab a slice (or two, or three) and dig in! Open

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-

10pm. And ... they deliver!

6637 Fry St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.7771 | PizzaFactory.com

Facebook.com/BonnersFerryPizzaFactory

Happy

Mother's Day!

Treat your mom with unique

decor, a flower hanging

basket or a gift card!

BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,

friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find delicious

breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty coffee drinks,

smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a drive-up window

for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a must for

locals and visitors alike! Open 7 days a week, 6am-2pm

6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.1486

Facebook.com/TheBadgersDenCafe

FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT

At Feist Creek Restaurant, the delicious smells and warm

atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and

dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime

rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,

homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own

private waterfall make this a destination spot to remember.

You can find them open Friday-Sunday from 12pm-close.

2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry

208.267.8649

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Vased Floral Arrangments

Green Plants & Pots

Candles & More

Hours Monday-Friday 9-5 | Saturday 9-4

Mother’s Day Hours 9-12

6368 Main Street, Bonners Ferry

208.267.1129

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TAVERN AT THE LODGE

Looking to excite your taste buds? Guests will be treated

to starters like Escargot and Spanish Shrimp; new lunch

offerings to include Lamb and Beef Gyros Kabob and

Shoarito Mediterranean Burrito; more than a dozen entrees

such as Chicken Piccata, Cioppino and the 12-ounce

Ribeye; and a variety of delicious house-made soups

and salads. Open for dinner 5-8pm Wednesday-Sunday.

Reservations recommended.

5952 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.7268


CHIC-N-CHOP

At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies

and more, they’re open Tuesday-Saturday 4:30am-8pm and

Sunday 6am-2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267.2431

GRAMA J'S BEIGNETS

Experience a trademark taste of New Orleans, where

you’ll find Grama J serving up freshly made beignets,

plain or in classic breakfast styles, and delicious crepes

both sweet and savory, as well as fresh authentic chicory

coffee and hand-drawn espressos. Linger over your

meal while reading on a comfy couch or playing board

games in front of the fireplace in her cozy dining room.

Open Thursday-Saturday 7am-3pm, Sunday 7am-1pm.

Dinner served on the 3rd Friday of each month 5-9pm.

6371 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry

509.230.4470

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IN DOWNTOWN

BONNERS FERRY

BOUNDARY COMMUNITY CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

By Jillian Chandler

Hosted by the Fry Healthcare Foundation and benefiting

Boundary Community Hospital, the 2021 Boundary

Community Corn Hole Tournament promises to be a fun day

of social and competitive team competitions.

Scheduled for Saturday, May 29, fun will be had 1 to 4pm in beautiful

downtown Bonners Ferry at Kootenai River Brewing Company (6424

Riverside Street) and Riverside Auto Center (6437 Bonner Street) with

the social and competitive team competitions. Finalists will compete

starting at 4pm at the Champion Arena on the patio of Kootenai River

Brewing Company, followed by a high energy Advanced Player Corn

Hole Competition.

Teams of two players (no substitutions once competition begins)

include Social Teams ($60 per team), with prizes to include $200

for the winner, $150 for second place and $75 for third; Competitive

Courts ($80 per team), with prizes of $300, $200 and $100; and

Advanced Courts ($100 per team), with a $500 first prize, $400 second

prize and $300 third prize. Rules and judges to be conducted by 7B

Baggers Corn Hole League.

Proceeds will be used to fund new crash carts for the Emergency

Department and a procedure table for the new Podiatry Clinic.

For additional details about this year’s tournament, and to register

to participate, visit BoundaryCommunityHospital.org/foundation/

cornhole. Team registration is already underway, so make sure to sign

up today!

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FLOWERS FOR MOM

With Mother's Day just around the corner (this year it’s on Sunday,

May 9), you will want to be sure to head to the Bonners Ferry

Farmers Market on Saturday, May 8, where market goers will have

the opportunity to browse a variety of beautiful fresh flowers from

area farmers; a perfect gift for Mom or that special lady in your life.

Be sure to browse the variety of vendors to find that one-of-a-kind

Mother's day gift that is sure to delight. The weekly market is now

underway for the season, taking place from 8am to 1pm at Bonners

Ferry's City Parking Lot. To find out more about the Bonners Ferry

Farmers Market, you can visit BonnersFerryFarmersMarket.org.

COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra will present a concert at

3pm Sunday, May 23, at Becker Auditorium. This concert will feature

Daniel Beal, an accomplished seventh-grade pianist from Coeur

d'Alene, performing Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with the

orchestra. Additional music will include American favorites by

George Gershwin, Glenn Miller and Aaron Copland, along with an

inspiring American Folk Hymn Medley and a knee-slapping/footstomping

country hoedown. The audience will be entertained and

enriched by this afternoon of music. There is no charge to attend,

though donations will be accepted.

OKLAHOMA JR.

After much anticipation (more than a year, to be exact), the Pearl

Theater’s doors are once again open to the community, where

smiles, chatter and laughter are sure to fill the space that has been

vacant for months due to the pandemic. Oklahoma Jr. will grace

the stage of The Pearl May 27 through 29. Directed by local talent

Kelly Collett, who also directed last year’s Cheaper by the Dozen,

the set is said to be incredible, the cast and crew amazing, and the

performance one the whole family is sure to enjoy. For showtimes

and ticket information, visit ThePearlTheater.org.

* 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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CRUSHING | HAULING | EXCAVATING

Wink Inc. does gravel sales, crushing, hauling, road building,

excavation, utilities, demolition, sewer systems, rock walls,

site prep, foundations, water lines, subdivision development ...

We Do Everything!!

WINK INC.

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This one-day bicycle ride with 150-, 100-, 80-, 40- and 25-mile

routes is presented on September 11, 2021, by the Sandpoint

Rotary Club to benefit literacy and after-school reading programs

for the Lake Pend Oreille School District and other Rotary

community service projects. The 150-, 100- and 80-mile routes

incorporate a newly paved route through Montana, alleviating

traffic congestion on the customary routes leading into Clark

Fork, Idaho.

Learn more at CHAFE150.org.

Join the ride. Make a difference.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Registration is open!

NORTH IDAHO’S ORIGINAL

FOREST SCAPING COMPANY

SITE PREP | MULCHING | LAND CLEARING

FUELS REDUCTION | EXCAVATION

TREE REMOVAL | LOGGING

OUR SPONSORS MAKE IT HAPPEN. WE THANK YOU!

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

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convenience right around the corner

THREE MILE CORNER

STORE

A full-service store with

something for everyone

STATION

24hr full-service gas station

and truck stop

CAFE

Come enjoy great food and

amazing service

STORE HOURS:

Mon-Sat 5am-9:30pm

Sunday 6am-9:30pm

GAS | DIESEL | PROPANE

CAFE HOURS:

Mon-Sat 5am-8pm

Sunday 6am-8pm

THREE MILE JUNCTION | 3 MILES NORTH OF BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO, 83805 | 208.267.2541

Three Mile Corner Store & Cafe

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AWARD-WINNING TEAM OF

PROFESSIONALS.

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges

in 9 areas of the body. Some common side effects

include temporary numbness, discomfort and swelling.

Discover the power of deciding for yourself. In a world where you’re

constantly being told how to look and how to feel if you don’t look

that way, nothing is more powerful than getting to decide for yourself

what beauty means. Signature Aesthetics works with you to make

your vision of beauty a reality, from small touch-ups to life-altering

improvements. Call or visit us today for a personal consultation to

determine how we can bring out the beauty you see in yourself.

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Sandpoint, ID 83864

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HANDCRAFTED LOG & TIMBER HOMES

World-class handcrafted log shells.

Visit CaribouCreek.com to download free floor plans.

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800.619.1156

www.CARIBOUCREEK.com

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