Category: Arts & Culture


In books we trust:

By Jim Ramsey
Reader Contributor

One day each month of the school year,  Deb Davis’ second-grade students at Farmin Stidwell elementary school in Sandpoint have a big celebration when the …

“Hiding with Hummingbirds” by Clancie Pleasants, done with acrylic paint. This painting is currently hanging at Monarch Mountain Coffee.

Sun’s out, art’s out:

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff Writer

When Pend Oreille Art Council’s arts administrator Hannah Combs prepared for her first ArtWalk last year, she knew it was a long-standing tradition.

“Hiding …


Roasting a film legend

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

If you look up Erik Daarstad on, you’ll find his first film credit is listed as a cinematographer for a war film called “Hell …


Making a difference:

By Jodi Rawson
Reader Contributor

“To maximize learning, the kids need to know that you have a relationship with them, and that takes time to develop,” says Jayne Sturm, who …


The price of space:

By Alexandra Iosub
Reader Contributor

The tiny house movement has captured the imagination of millions of people from around the world. With several TV shows in the States and abroad, …