Glass of health

The Wellness Tree Health Clinic and Juice Bar is like walking into an Apple store with a splash of Douglas fir. Maybe a little more than a splash. The white countertops and chairs, coupled with the wooden shelves and seating, create a clean and fresh atmosphere, just like the juice served up at the café. But... Continue Reading →

Roll it up

The employees at a rustic French creperie on the South Hill are already greeting some repeat customers by name. And they've been open only a week. The Fleur de Sel Artisan Creperie on Grand Boulevard is the little brother to the much-lauded Fleur de Sel restaurant in Post Falls. The Creperie, with its wood-accented walls contrasted... Continue Reading →

Finely made

Greg Shelman became a wine connoisseur at 14 years old. He has the card from a Napa Valley winery to prove it. He couldn't drink, of course. But he held the corks up to his nostrils and was so enamored by the scent that he carried those corks around in his pocket for days. Shelman is... Continue Reading →

A picture of the good life

A photograph of Jesse James sitting next to his assassin, Robert Ford, could be worth far more than the $10,000 bounty that was on James' head in 1882. Following in his older brother Frank's footsteps, James joined Confederate guerrillas at 16 years old. At the end of the Civil War, James continued the Confederate fight by leading... Continue Reading →

Stitching season

Barbara Parker sits in a spare bedroom in her North Spokane home, stitching the numbers on a Washington State football jersey while watching the team play on television. "You see your stuff on TV and think 'That's cool,'" she says with a laugh. There are rolls of fabric leaning against the wall, boxes of fabric letters... Continue Reading →

A clinic for Kristina

PDF version here. Nursing students at CSU, Chico are working to carry on the legacy of service left by their classmate Kristina Chesterman, who was struck and killed September 24, 2013, by an allegedly drunk driver. Twenty-one-year-old Chesterman was in her fourth year at Chico State and dreamed of providing health care to underserved areas... Continue Reading →

Night at Haggin Oaks driving range: A shot in the dark

Placed on tees by an unseen, automated machine, the white balls pop up through small openings in the green practice mats, their dimpled surfaces a study of shadows under the stadium lighting. A chorus of whoosh-thwackechoes through Haggin Oaks’ driving range,where a handful of night owls and a security guard occupy the largely desolate facility. Golf balls soar (and slice)... Continue Reading →

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