Sandpoint Magazine Summer 2005 Sandpoint Magazine Summer 2005
Sandpoint Magazine

Sandpoint Magazine Summer 2005


Summer 2005 Sandpoint Magazine

Who, What and Why in Greater Sandpoint
  • Inventor achieving his dream: Mark Cherry’s SmartPlugs save fuel
  • Call her ‘Ms. Mayor’: Gretchen Hellar city’s third female mayor
  • Kami Blood: Native girl has penchant to paint – always
  • Bonner County Fair reaches milestone with 80th event
  • Tractor club showcases America’s heritage
  • Documenting extraordinary lives: Kurland photographed celebrities in cruise ships’ heyday
  • Lakedance Film Festival beefs up in its third year
  • Keeping the zaniness alive: Ranel Hanson takes over Zany Zebra
  • Lake Pend Oreille: Where’s the apostrophe?
  • The Republicans are coming: GOP convention to be held in Sandpoint
  • An artist’s fascination: Grishkoff explores ‘the tool as art’
  • Big book on a small town: ‘Sandpoint: A Small Town with a Big Heart’
  • Sandpoint EAA chapter bonds aircraft enthusiasts
  • The CHaFE 150 aims to launch literacy
  • ‘Rock and Read’ at the festival
  • A ‘town treasure,’ the Healing Garden: Volunteers work to update, expand park


Jake Plummer, retired Denver Broncos quarterback

Photo Essay
Old Barns, Old Farms

Real Estate

  • Debuting The Idaho Club and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
  • Phenomenal new home a ‘God-inspired vision’
  • Carving out a lifestyle, profiles of upcoming developments
  • Building progress – communities continue to take shape
  • The changing face of the west side
  • Old-timer Realtors: lives and times of the three longest-running agents
  • Priest River revival and its cornerstone, Beardmore. Plus: The PR market
  • Green building – how a national building trend gains local appeal
  • Living off the grid and why families find self-reliance rewarding
  • Marketwatch: Shift to a buyer’s market complete

Natives & Newcomers


Eats & Drinks

Dining Guide



Cover story: Easy Hiking
Five hikes that are easy to get to but not necessarily easy to do. Plus: A shoreline trail from Sandpoint to Kootenai, the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail

Archaeology Dig
The largest such project in Idaho’s history uncovers Sandpoint’s history

Alleys of Sandpoint
One photographer publishes a yearlong sojourn into alleyways

The County’s Last Dairy Farmers
Poelstras carry on a way of life, a family tradition since 1944

Lisa VanDerKarr’s Colorful Work
Painter weaves Sandpoint into images that lift the spirit.

Big Water, Big Book
New book charts Lake Pend Oreille – and its people

In the printed magazine, you’ll also find these features:

David Thompson Bicentennial
Encampment commemorates the explorer’s travels 200 years ago

Alternative Healing Community
How a plethora of practitioners offers options to allopathic treatments

Public Spaces
Places such as the old high school and the bridge invite people in

Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Nature awareness school works to connect people and the natural world

Pend Oreille Pontooning
Pontoon boats, possibly the perfect vehicle for putzing on the lake

Celebrating Three Decades of POAC
The Pend Oreille Arts Council puts art on stage, on walls and in schools

The Spectacular Pack River Delta
Restoration plans for the delta. Plus: How to recreate in this watery hot spot

SHS Valedictorians Spell
Sandpoint High’s high achievers and just what they’re achieving

Bird Aviation Museum Encore
Soars into second season as its founder racks up achievements

The High Drive
An adventurous driving tour around Lake Pend Oreille

Artists’ Studio Tour
Get driven to artistic distraction and see art in the making. Plus: Art about town – downtown galleries at a glance

Challenging Times
Lessons learned elsewhere in Idaho raise questions

Back to the Middle Ages: Last Page
'Round here, we Saxons really live in the Shire of Pendale

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