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Sandpoint Blog: Snowy Twilight along the Pend Oreille River - 12/30/10 09:17 PM
Pictures near the town of Priest River, Idaho along the Pend Oreille River. Pend Oreille River near Priest River, Idaho The Pend Oreille River in winter white Looking into Priest River, Idaho from the snowy shores of the Pend Oreille River Pend Oreille River Winter Ponies with their wintercoats along the Pend Oreille River Black Ice Accident on Hwy 2 near Priest River Gary Lirette, featured in Where To Retire magazine and host of the Tuesday noon local radio shows: North Idaho Business as well as North Idaho Arts.
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Sandpoint Blog: Sandpoint & North Idaho January 2011 Calendar of Events - 12/29/10 09:18 PM
Sandpoint Upcoming Events - This Week in Sandpoint from the Sandpoint Chamber Coeur d'Alene Upcoming Events - from the CdA Chamber Check out all daily Sandpoint Events in the Bonner Daily Bee Bonner Mall Cinema Movie Schedule - click here! January 1: Happy New Year! January 1: Coeur d'Alene - Polar Bear Plunge For all that are brave enough to jump into the frigid waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene, this is your day! Welcome the New Year with a fast and furious plunge. 11:30am. January 1: Hayden - New Year's Polar Bear Plunge 12 noon at Honeysuckle Beach on Hayden Lake, (0 comments)
Schweitzer Mountain Christmas Day Photos- Crazy Beautiful above Lake Pend Oreille: Sandpoint Blog - 12/25/10 04:52 PM
Here is a Merry Christmas treat. By 10AM my gal O'Hally and I had tracked up to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to take sunrise pictures while the moon still beamed over Lake Pend Oreille above the resort town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Before 11AM we had beef and Monterey Jack fritattas, Dove hot chocolate, and had put a duck in the oven. Right now O'Hally is snowboarding with a family friend, and I am posting these pics for everyone. I have posted all the pics on my Gary Lirette Facebook Photos page. Here are some of the best: Moon shining over Schweitzer Village (3 comments)
More Random photos of Sandpoint and North Idaho #2: Sandpoint Blog - 12/21/10 02:55 PM
Here are some more random pics of North Idaho and Sandpoint: Cedar Street Bridge in Sandpoint winter scene Sailing Lake Pend Oreille Lake Pend Oreille Sunset Sandpoint, Idaho Sandpoint, Idaho Sandpoint, Idaho view over RR bridge Sandpoint Train Depot Train crossing Lake Pend Oreille Schweitzer Mountain in autumn (1 comments)
Random photos of Sandpoint and North Idaho #1: Sandpoint Blog - 12/21/10 02:47 PM
Looking through some of my old pictures of Sandpoint, I found these and thought I would share: Sandpoint, Idaho Sandpoint Longbridge Green Monarchs from Lake Pend Oreille Clark Fork River Kullyspell House: Idaho's oldest home and original trading post Lake Pend Oreille from Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort North Idaho Autumn at Dover Bay Pend Oreille River in winter Pend Oreille River in winter Rapid Lightning Creek in winter Gary Lirette, featured in Where To Retire magazine and host of the Tuesday noon local radio shows: North Idaho Business as well as North Idaho Arts.
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Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy conserving 610 acres on Morton Slough: Sandpoint Blog - 12/19/10 03:58 PM
The Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy: A nonprofit land trust that helps willing landowners permanently preserve natural areas, forests, lakes, streams, farms, ranches, recreational areas and wildlife and fish habitat in Bonner County, Idaho and Sanders County, Montana. (I have had the Conservancy on my radio shows many times. Here is what they have recently sent out.) We at the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy want to thank-you for your interest over the past year. This is a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season and to ask for your support as the year draws to a close. We have experienced (0 comments)
Downtown Sandpoint photos of Winter: Sandpoint Blog - 12/19/10 03:36 PM
Here are just a few pics of Sandpoint one winter night and the next morning. Historic Panida Theater on First Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho Christmas Tree at Jeff Jones Square in Sandpoint, Idaho Holiday lights on Main Street in Sandpoint, Idaho Wintery Main Street in Sandpoint, Idaho Gary Lirette, featured in Where To Retire magazine and host of the Tuesday noon local radio shows: North Idaho Business as well as North Idaho Arts.
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Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty 200 Main StreetSandpoint, Idaho 208-255-3474 www.SandpointID.net - To learn all about Sandpoint and (5 comments)
Zero Point Crystals - An intriguing North Idaho gift store: Sandpoint Blog - 12/19/10 03:23 PM
I interviewed William Friedman, owner of Zero Point, on Speak Up North Idaho last Thursday. These conversations I have several times a month with various characters and business people from Sandpoint and North Idaho on my three radio shows keep me in touch with my community and help me to be a better REALTOR. Zero Point 226 N. 1st Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-244-2522 William also is the owner of another local business: Idaho Stone. The way he puts it, "We have rocks for indoors and bigger rocks for outdoors." Here are some interesting points about Zero Point: ZERO POINT MOVED (0 comments)
Know where you are going in life, you may already be there: Sandpoint Blog - 12/15/10 02:13 PM
A lesson about understanding whether you are following your business plan or not.A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them."Not very long," answered the Mexican."But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?""I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, (0 comments)
Finally, some economic good news for Sandpoint, Idaho's outlook: Sandpoint Blog - 12/14/10 06:48 PM
By Gary Lirette, host of North Idaho Business radio show on KSPT and KBFI, and REALTOR® for Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty Sandpoint has seen a number of new businesses open in the last year, among them the Pita Pit, and Super One. I have worked for years supporting the arts, local events, and mentoring small businesses, but this year seemed especially important. So far, it looks as though Sandpoint is faring well. Few businesses have closed their doors this winter. Plus, while recently unemployment in Bonner County was at a 25-year high, we have some bright spots. For instance, after losing Harold's (0 comments)
Gary Lirette, featured in Where To Retire magazine and host of the Tuesday noon local radio shows: North Idaho Business as well as North Idaho Arts.
E-mail Gary or call 208-610-1384Read Gary's Blogs
Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty 200 Main StreetSandpoint, Idaho 208-255-3474 www.SandpointID.net - To learn all about Sandpoint and North Idaho www.RealtySandpoint.com - For Sandpoint Realty www.SkiSchweitzer.net - To visit Schweitzer Mountain's Community Web (8 comments)
Great Sandpoint Reviews & Schweitzer Mountain Stories: Sandpoint Blog - 12/09/10 05:36 PM
National recognition and reviews about Sandpoint, Idaho & Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort Sandpoint nation's eleventh Coolest Small Town - Budget Travel in a national poll Best Snowboard Resorts - Schweitzer Mountain among the Top 10 according to Sno.co.uk Schweitzer Ski Resort - West's Best Ski Towns in December 2010 CNN Travel article
Most under the radar: Sandpoint, ID - In the West's best ski towns from the December issue of Sunset magazine Big Dig Tells Nuanced Story About North Idaho Town - A team of archeologists unearth some great history from Sandpoint's early days under the new Sand Creek Byway in (0 comments)
Recap of my December 9, 2010 radio show - Speak Up North Idaho: Sandpoint Blog - 12/09/10 05:07 PM
With a blanket of winter white outside and the holidays on our doorstep, I asked Craig Gildersleeve to visit on my Thursday noon show, Speak Up North Idaho, broadcast on KSPT and KBFI in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. I asked Craig what the most popular items for fish are this time of year. The answer came quickly: Dungenous Crab. While these most delicous crustaceans are sold year-round, but 80% are purchase in December and January, according to Craig. He told me that while frozen Salmon still sells well, other favs are ling cod, oysters, and petrole sole. He said you (0 comments)
Ski Joring during Sandpoint Winter Carnival: Sandpoint Blog - 12/08/10 11:11 PM
I had a conversation with Matt Smart from Mountain Horse Adventures last Thursday on my show: Speak Up North Idaho, broadcast on KSPT and KBFI in North Idaho. Guess you will be the first to read that now, in addition to hosting North Idaho Business as well as North Idaho Arts & Adventure, I took over the reigns of my third show this week. Matt talked about a new event for our area, taking place during Sandpoint Winter Carnival January 15 and 16, 2011. The way Matt calls it 1 Horse, 1 Skier, 1 Rope. What is it? Ski Joring. Also (1 comments)
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