• Post Falls Dam

  • Photographed by Tom Holman


Pulaski Tunnel Trail - 4 miles round trip
5 minutes from downtown Wallace, the two-mile Pulaski Tunnel Trail takes hikers back in time to the summer of 1910 and one of the largest forest fires in American history. Hurricane-force winds turned small fires into a blowtorch that ravaged more than 3 million acres of Idaho, Montana and Washington, culminating in what’s now known as “the Big Blowup.” At trails-end is the tunnel and commemorative markers indicating where Ed Pulaski saved all but six of the 45 firefighters under his command by holding them at gunpoint in a mine tunnel. The trail follows part of the route the crew took along cascading West Fork of Placer Creek and brings hikers to an overlook across from the tunnel. Today’s lush forest belies the damage and tragedy of that century-old fire but interpretive signs along the way tell the story of the fire and the miraculous escape. Both the trail and the mine are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pulaski Tunnel Trail is a nice and easy hike located at a well-marked trailhead soon after King Street leaves Wallace’s city limits (about half-mile south) of Wallace.

Interpretive signs along the trail tell of the calamitous summer of fire and the people who suffered its scars.

Allow two to four hours for the four-mile round trip to the Pulaski Tunnel overlook.


First 725 feet of trail are accessible to visitors with disabilities.


From I-90, take exit 61 toward I-90 BUS/Wallace. At off-ramp stop sign, turn and head south. Turn left on I-90 Business Route. Turn right onto 2nd Street. Continue to follow 2nd Street. Turn right onto Bank Street. Bank Street turns left and becomes King Street. King Street turns slightly left and becomes National Forest Road 456/Moon Pass Road. Continue on FS Road 456 for about one mile until you see the well-marked parking area on your left.

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A guide to North Idaho's booming brewery scene
New breweries keep pouring into North Idaho. Here's a guide for a beer-inspired road trip.
As we turn the calendar to that time of year when a brewery road trip is in order, here's what North Idaho is serving up, with breweries listed alphabetically by city.

Post Falls

Food: Food truck
Find it: 418 W Seltice Way, Ste A  208.262.4233
Hours: Tue –Fri 3–8, Sat 2–8

Post Fall’s Brewing Company
Food: Rotating food trucks
Find it: 112 N Spokane St 208.773.7301
Hours: 7 days noon–10

Food: Food truck
Find it: 6180 E Seltice Way 208.292.4901
Hours: Mon–Thu 3–close, Fri–Sat 1–close

Coeur d'Alene/Hayden

Food: Food truck
Find it: 317 E Coeur d’Alene Ave, Ste C
Hours: Thu & Sun 12-7 Fri & Sat 12-8

Daft Badger Brewing
Food: Full Menu
Find it: 1710 N 2nd Street
208.665.9892; www.daftbadgerbrewing.com
Hours: Tues-Thurs 11-9 Fri 11-10 Sun 11-8

Food: Snacks
Find it: 9265 N Government Way, Hayden 208.762.7343
Hours: Mon–Thu 2–10, Fri–Sat 11–midnight, Sun 11–9

Food: Food truck
Find it: 1710 N 4th St Ste 115 208.664.7727
Hours: Wed–Sat 2–10

Trickster’s Brewing Company
Food: Food truck
Find it: 3850 N. Schrieber Way
208.966.4232; www.trickstersbrewing.com
Hours: Mon–Wed 3–8, Thu–Sat 12–8, Sun 1-6


Radio BREWING CO.     
Food:  Full service
Find it: 313 Main St.  208.786.6633
Hours: Sun–Thu 11-10, Fri-Sat 11–12


Food:  Food Truck
Find it: 630 N. Almon St #130 208.596.4058
Hours: Tue–Thu 4-9, Fri-Sat 2–10

Food: Food Truck
Find it: 308 N Jackson St  208.596.4061
Hours: Mon–Thu 11–10, Fri–Sat 11–11, Sun 11–9

Sandpoint/ Ponderay

Food: Food Truck
Find it: 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr, Ponderay 208.263.9222
Hours: Sun–Thu 2–7, Fri–Sat 12–8

Matchwood Brewing Company
208.718.BREW (2739)

Food: Full Menu at Brew Pub
Find it: Beer Hall: 220 Cedar St  •  Brewpub: 312 N First Ave
208.209.6700 / 208.255.4351 mickduffs.com
Mon–Thu 3–9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11–9 Hours
Brewpub: Mon-Thu 11-9, Fri 12-11, Sat 11-11, Sun 11-9

Food: Full Menu
Find it: 214 Pine St 208.255.2453
Hours: Mon–Thu 11–8, Fri-Sat 11–9


Food: Full Menu  
Find it: 108 Nine Mile Rd  208.556.1120
Hours: Winter: Tue–Sat 11–9, Sun 11–8
Summer: Mon–Thu 11–9, Fri–Sat 11–10, Sun 11–8

Food: Full Menu
Find it: 610 Bank St  208.556.5600
Hours: Sun–Wed 1–6, Thu 1–7, Fri–Sat 1–8

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Farragut Shooting Range Center features year-round public access to 50, 100, and 200-yard ranges plus trap and archery shooting. Reserved use for private events is available.

Directions: From US-95, take exit for ID-54 in Athol. Drive east on ID-54 for 3.8 miles toward Bayview and Farragut State Park. Just outside of Farragut State Park, at the traffic circle, take the third exit to travel north on Perimeter Road.  Follow Perimeter Road approximately 1.5 miles where you will find a gated gravel road on your right and a sign identifying the Farragut Shooting Range Center. Follow the gravel road approximately 0.4 miles to the range.  All shooters must check in/sign in at the range office.  The address is 33644 N. Shooters Road, but does not currently appear correctly on Google Maps.

Hours:  Winter hours (late fall through early spring) for the range, weather permitting, are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Summer hours, (mid-late spring through early-late fall), are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  No sign-ins after 3 p.m.  The cost is $5 per shooter per day, regardless of age.

All scheduled closures due to reservations or unscheduled closures due to weather or other factors will be posted on the IDFG website.  If you have any questions, please call the range office directly at (208) 683-1499 or call the Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414.

What you will find at the range:

  • 50-Yard Range: 12 shooting points limited to handguns. The range accommodates 7-yard through 50-yard shooting distances.  
  • 100-Yard Range: 12 shooting points limited to rifles, shotgun slugs and scoped handguns. Normal shooting distances allowed are 50-yards through 100-yards. Shorter distances can be accommodated with permission and under direct supervision of a Range Safety Officer. Typically shorter distances are only allowed to ensure a new gun/scope is “hitting the paper” and then normal shooting distances are reinstated.    
  • 200-Yard Range: 12 shooting points limited to rifles. Normal shooting distances allowed are 100-yards through 200-yards.  
  • Shotgun Trap: 4 shooting points with manually cocked mechanical throwers. Shot size at the Farragut Range is limited to #7.5, #8, and #9. Participants must supply their own clay targets.
  • Archery Range: 20 shooting points along a 1 mile 3D target loop.
  • Known Distance Sight In Archery Range:  Targets set at 10-yard intervals, from 20 to 60 yards.
  • Amenities: Vault toilets, covered firearm shooting. For sale: eye and ear protection, paper targets, reloading brass, shooting clays and bottled water.

 Reserved Use: The Farragut Public Shooting Range hosts activities that enhance and strengthen the shooting sports. The range is available for reserved use to groups of 10 or more limited to 7 hours of shooting activity between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clubs, shooting teams, sanctioned and informal competition events, gun safety and marksmanship training events, family reunions, scouting groups, church groups, and all others are welcome and encouraged to consider hosting a special event at the Farragut Shooting Range.

In addition, the new Hunter Education Classroom reservation fee of $53.00 will take effect beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The classroom can easily seat approximately 30 people while offering plenty of parking space, a television and projector screen, indoor restroom and warming kitchen. The range use reservation is separate and in addition to the classroom reservation. Both may be available at the same time.

Contact the range office if interested in reserving space: 208-683-1499. Additional fees apply.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game – Farragut Shooting Range Center
33644 N. Shooters Road
Athol, ID  83801
Range Office:  (208) 683-1499
IDFG Panhandle Regional Office:  (208) 769-1414.

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The Festival at Sandpoint will announce the 2022 lineup in the spring, ringing in its 39th year with two weekends of rock, pop, folk and bluegrass at Sandpoint's War Memorial Field from July 28th through August 7th

Festival at Sandpoint Virtual Wine Auction
Mar 7, 2022 – Mar 12, 2022

Welcome to our second-annual Virtual Wine Auction! This fundraiser supports the Festival at Sandpoint’s mission to make exceptional musicians and great performances accessible to the community. Our non-profit organization is so much more than a music festival. We’re passionate about community education year-round and we partner with other organizations and schools to provide a variety of educational programs to inspire, educate and assist area youth.

We greatly appreciate your attendance and support. We hope you enjoy what we have in store for you!


Vetiver at The Longshot

    Sunday, March 20, 2022
    6:00 PM 9:30 PM
    The Longshot
The Festival at Sandpoint presents an evening with Vetiver at The Longshot on Sunday, March 20th, 2022. Doors will open at 6:30pm and music will begin at 7:30pm. All guests must show proof of vaccination or negative 72-hour PCR test required at the door.

Formed in 2002 in San Francisco, California, and headed by Andy Cabic, the American folk band has since been on extensive tours, opened and collaborated with multiple artists, has been featured on commercials, and worked with a composer for documentaries and films. Vetiver opened for Wilco at The Festival at Sandpoint in 2015 and brings an upbeat indie-folk sound to their stage.

The ability to experience Vetiver in an intimate setting is a musical evening you won't want to miss. Tickets are limited for a band of this caliber, so get your tickets before they're gone! Complete with a bar, snacks, and open to all ages, grab your friends and family and come enjoy amazing live music at The Long Shot!

Here's what you missed in 2021:

St. Paul & The Broken Bones with The Dip
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Jake Owen with Colby Acuff
Friday, July 30, 2021

Shakey Graves with Tre Burt
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Keb’ Mo’ with The Brother Brothers
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Gladys Knight with Sam Tru
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Young the Giant with Biddadat
Friday, August 6, 2021

Village People with Lucas Brookbank Brown
Saturday, August 7, 2021


Here's what you missed in 2019:

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with special guests Lucius

Walk Off The Earth with Shook Twins

Jackson Browne

FAMILY CONCERT featuring The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers.

Lake Street Dive with Darlingside

The Avett Brothers

Kool & The Gang with Leroy Bell & His Only Friends

Grand Finale: Spokane Symphony with special guest Sybarite5

Spread your blanket on the grass, open your picnic basket and relax on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to music from Mozart to Led Zeppelin. Sybarite5 is classical music’s most dynamic new ensemble, classically trained to knock your socks off! Complimentary wine tasting before the concert for those 21 and older and a fabulous fireworks display following the show. 


Here's what you missed in 2018:

Aug. 2 — Big Head Todd & the Monsters
The Colorado-bred alt-rockers have dabbled in blues, jazz and funk since forming in the late '80s and have developed a fervent following in jam-band circles.

Aug. 3 — Amos Lee
A traditionalist whose smooth, Americana-influenced sound recalls the great singer-songwriters of the '70s, with the occasional tip of the hat to classic R&B.

Aug. 4 — ZZ Top
If you were bummed these bearded southern rock legends canceled their previously scheduled Northern Quest gig, fear not: They'll be taking over Sandpoint with those spinning guitars that made them MTV staples in the '80s.

Aug. 9 — Greensky Bluegrass
This five-piece from Kalamazoo puts a jammy, improv-heavy twist on old-school bluegrass, and the result has brought them some cult adoration.

Aug. 10 — Sublime with Rome
Although they didn't have a hit until after lead singer Bradley Nowell's death, Sublime has since had a long (but bumpy) trajectory, now with frontman Rome Ramirez. They're returning to the area following a Northern Quest gig with the Offspring last July.

Aug. 11 — Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw
A co-headlining show with two adult contemporary favorites: Phillip Phillips is best known for winning the 11th season of American Idol and Gavin DeGraw for early 2000s hits like "I Don't Want to Be" and "Chariot."

Beyond those headliners, there will be a family concert on Aug. 5, which features music from the Festival Community Orchestra alongside carnival-style attractions, and the annual fireworks-finale performance by the Spokane Symphony closes things out on Aug. 12.

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The clear pristine waters of our many lakes and its tributaries provide ample opportunities to paddle your way through North Idaho’s waterways in a canoe or kayak and let the “quiet” speak to your soul. No matter where you are in North Idaho, you're surrounded by hundreds of lakes, rivers or streams, making the opportunities to head out in a kayak or canoe almost endless.


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