Tagged: Ben Olson

Fat biking in North Idaho

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Chances are you’ve seen someone biking around town or on snowy trails with a fat-tire bicycle. If you’ve ever wondered what they are all about

Scaling up

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Bella Noté Music Studios has welcomed two new teachers to its roster, as well as added classes for 2020, expanding learning opportunities for the next …

Four breweries a brewin’

MickDuff’s Brewing Company

Brothers Mickey and Duffy Mahoney were early adopters in the Sandpoint brewery scene, opening their brewpub on First Avenue in 2006. They were only 20-somethings then, but …

Save those wrapping paper tubes!

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

After Christmas has come and gone and living rooms across town are filled with crumpled ribbons, bows and wrapping paper, the environmentally conscious often try …

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