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Sneva skis a blend of quality craftsmanship, personal care

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

In his 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell coined his famous “10,000 Hour Rule.” He claimed the key to developing world-class skill is 10,000 hours of practice. T.J. Sneva figures he has made about 30,000 skis. According to Gladwell, you should expect a mighty fine product made by Sneva Mfg.

Staffing changes in Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 4 p.m.

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has a new acting forest supervisor: Holly Jewkes. Jewkes replaces Mary Farnsworth, who recently became the deputy regional forester for the intermountain region in Ogden, Utah.

Eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille offers easy, peaceful viewing of eagles

Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Bald Eagles congregating at Granite Creek. (Jason Wilmoth / Courtesy)
While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Searching for this quieter experience, I traveled to Pend Oreille to watch the eagles congregate on a recent late-November day.

Bill Jennings: Let’s hope our ‘flaws’ keep us perfect

Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

We couldn’t fly under the radar forever. In its November 2017 issue, Powder, a snow sports industry publication that targets hardcore enthusiasts, featured Spokane in a piece titled “The Next American Ski Towns.” Local media made it a feel good story last week. But is this really good news?

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