No salt mines nearby. No ocean in the area, either. No matter. Saltwater’s in his roots. Clint Bower spent his early days on the sea off the coast of Southern California, where he worked as a deckhand for a couple of years as a teenager. “There was plenty of salt on my mind,” he said. “But it was spray.” Some 50 years later, he’s no longer a crew member aboard a yacht, but salt remains on his mind. For the past year and a half, Clint Bower and his wife, Cheryl, have been developing a gourmet salt company. The Bowers founded Ocean Gourmet Salts in Rathdrum at the end of 2014 and have been working ever since on branding and marketing. They recently launched their line of six aromatic salts and are now shifting their focus to sales and distribution/Adriana Janovich, SR. More here.