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Blogs/Videos for North Idaho. Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Hope, Priest, Naples, Sagle and surrounding areas. Everything from market updates, places to see, fun events, every day goings on! Enjoy

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2014 

I was stopped at the Intersection of Highway 95 and Schweitzer Cutoff yesterday morning and was admiring the work of unnoticed flaggers.  Part of the beauty of their work was the fact they were pretty much unnoticed.  Six flaggers manned this one intersection.  Overkill?  Not at all.  Could they ...
07/26/2014
How many times have we said "its a dogs life"?  There are so many ways I would actually feel complimented if someone felt I was leading a 'dogs life'.  One aspect I make a concious effort in trying to be more like my dogs, is how they live each day to itself.   They get up with yesterday behind t...
07/21/2014
Noted as the premier outdoor swimming event for the Pacific Northwest the Long Bridge swim has grown from 68 swimmers in 1995 to over 750 in 2013.  Well over 6,500 swimmers have participated over the 19 year span since the events inception.   An ideal event for participants as well as spectators....
07/20/2014
A line from one of his last movies, Space Cowboys, seems appropriate.  I don't believe he spoke it but they were walking down the hall and said something to the affect "Have you noticed that all our friends seem to be dead?"  As I grow older many of the actors I have grown up with and enjoyed thr...
07/20/2014
I was called by my broker yesterday asking me if I would call a client to follow up on a listing that had gone south with the client and the listing agent.  ( this call was made to me not because of any expertise on my part...more the fact my broker guessed me most likely to say no problem)  Also...
07/19/2014
Sandpoint, Idaho.  So much to do.  Think you are in good shape?  How bout the trying out the 'Chafe 150' bicycle ride next year.  Yes the '150' is for miles on this single day ride!  Starting in Sandpoint the ride moves north to Hwy 2 then east into Montana.  Up and around and back down to Clark ...
07/19/2014
Bonners Ferry, Idaho is a small town with a population of approximately 2,700.  The town is extremely community minded with events geared towards helping locals, whether it be school programs, individuals or scholarships.   One such event is the KOOTENAI RIVER RUN.  A  5 and 10 K walk run startin...
07/14/2014
This special 2,000 sq. ft. home is just as special on the inside as the views and area is surrounding it.  This home is located in 'Garfield Bay, A Hidden Gem' (as previously posted about the Bay) on Lake Pend Oreile, North Idaho just a few minutes South East of Sandpoint.                        ...
07/13/2014
While walking Halley downtown yesterday I could not help but notice the people enjoying the wide variety of resturants offered in Sandpoint, Idaho.Even more fantastic is the number, of establishments, with outdoor seating enabling people to enjoy not only their food but the ambiance of Sandpoint ...
07/13/2014
I am pretty new to Active Rain.  Somewhat surprised to see all the fuss about the change in rules and points,  and then again not really.  I have been fortunate in working in a few different career fields.  The common thread is the people, not the product.  The 80 / 20 rule (90/10?) holds true wi...
07/13/2014
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