“We fell in love with Idaho—the landscape and beauty. When we saw this property, we knew it was what we wanted. We saw this orchard and we loved it! We loved the whole idea of converting it to organic. The idea of offering a healthier option in produce sounded appealing to us.”


Kathleen and Wayne Tesoriero discovered Bonners Ferry several years ago, when their son and his family moved to the area. It only took a few visits for them to fall in love with Bonners Ferry, and they soon decided to take the necessary steps to relocate, not only to be...

To brew beer you need four key ingredients: water, yeast, malt and hops. Clean water makes for a crisp beverage, and yeast is used to convert sugars into alcohol. Malt is where the color and flavor profile comes from, and hops add to the aroma and bitterness. A stroll down any grocery store aisle and you’ll find such a wide range of choices that it’s hard to fathom they all come from the same four basic ingredients. If you’ve tipped back a Bud Light, Goose Island IPA, Elysian Dragon Tooth Stout or Ten Barrel Trail Beer, then you’ll want to rais...

From September until the snow accumulates is the perfect time to visit Fairbanks, Alaska. The summer crowds have returned home, but you can still enjoy some of the warmer weather activities—and may even see the Aurora Borealis. Give yourself three full days to enjoy this itinerary, which gives you a good overview of the area. Upon arrival in Fairbanks, visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center to find information to explore Fairbanks and Alaska’s interior. It’s more than just a visitors’ center and more like a natural history museu...

Sean Bonner is quick to call himself a nerd, and during his 15 years living in North Idaho, he has come to realize that he is not alone.


Through the Coeur d’Alene branch of the Innovation Collective, he and other self-avowed nerds have a place to come together and work toward the organization’s mission, which is to create “a global entrepreneurship movement in smaller towns,” nodding to the uniqueness of each town and the skills of each member.


Charles Buck is the associate vice president and executive officer for University of Idaho Coeur d'Al...

Thomas A. Bushnell’s passion for helping people and solving problems started at an early age in third grade, while strategizing for a mock trial.


Today, Tom is owner and attorney at law at Bushnell Law, which opened its doors in Bonners Ferry in March of 2017. Since day one, Tom and his firm have been dedicated to being efficient and personable to each client who walks through their doors.


“We emphasize performing in a timely fashion so we can supply our clients with quality services while maintaining affordability,” says Tom.


The firm handles...

The streets of Libby, Montana, will be louder than usual during the second weekend of September as chainsaws fire up and beautiful works of art will be revealed right before your eyes. The third annual Kootenai Country Montana International Chainsaw Carving Championship kicks off on Thursday, September 13, with all kinds of demonstrations and competitions throughout the weekend.


“What could possibly be more distinctly Montana than chainsaw art,” said Paul Bunn, the local resident who came up with the idea. “And what could be better than bringin...

2019 marks the 99th year that the Bonners Ferry community has enjoyed the excitement of its annual Boundary County Fair—with 2020 to mark its centennial! A tradition that continues year after year, the fair offers four days of smiles, laughter and enjoyment for all ages.

Held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds August 14 through 17, this year’s theme is “It’s All the Buzz.”

Opening ceremonies will take place Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30pm in the Indoor Arena, with the baked goods auction held during opening ceremonies. $2,100 was raised last year,...

“O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain” can’t help but ring in your head as you traverse miles of the grain-rich farmland across country roads and state highways and over the rolling hills of the Palouse to reach the Lewis Clark Valley and the towns of Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington. At some points, depending on the time of year, all you can see in any direction are “amber waves of grain.” No matter which direction you travel from, there are no interstate highways that lead to your destination, which makes for a l...

When the town of Libby, Montana, is brought up, words like cancer, asbestos and vermiculite are often associated. In 2000, the entire town was declared an EPA Superfund site as a result of environmental illnesses and fatalities born of the W. R. Grace vermiculite mine, the ore laced with amphibole asbestos. While the cleanup continues, longtime residents want people to know their town is much more than “the town that was poisoned” and is becoming a hub for year-round outdoor activities and tourism.

Surrounded by the Cabinet Mountains and meander...

If you are a business owner, do you ever wonder just how people find out about you? Sure, you can ask a random sample of customers or clients, but it does not provide you with a true picture of just how your message is being spread throughout the community.

Steve Russo, owner of Like Media, Inc., the parent company of Living Local 360, realizes that as technology has exploded exponentially over the last several years, there are many avenues to brand one’s business, and he set out to do what he could to optimize his clients’ exposure in the world...

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