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Landers to speak at anniversary celebration
January 5, 2018
Friends of Scotchman Peaks will celebrate their 13th anniversary on Saturday, January 13, with a gathering at the Panida Theater, Sandpoint, featuring eminent outdoor journalist Rich Landers, who will talk about his 40-plus year career at the Spokane Spokesman Review.

Landers will give a talk, “40 ‘Rich’ Years in the Great Outdoors,” about his career at the Spokesman-Review. He retired after 40 years in December.

“Rich has been one of the best supporters of the Friends' proposal over the years,” said FSPW executive director Phil Hough. “We look forward to hearing great stories about his adventures both locally and around the world.”

Sandpoint Magazine publisher Chris Bessler will be on hand to facilitate the conversation with Rich.

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Inc. (FSPW) was formed in January 2005 by residents of north Idaho and northwest Montana who believe the Scotchman Peaks roadless area deserves permanent protection as wilderness. In the five northern counties of the Idaho Panhandle, there are no acres of designated wilderness. Additionally, the Kootenai National Forest has the smallest percentage of Wilderness, less than four-percent, of any national forest in Montana.

You can learn more about the organization on their website.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Landers' presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a silent auction and Landers’ guidebooks will be available for purchase. The Panida will be selling beer and wine as well as the usual refreshments.

Tickets are $5 and are available at Eichardt’s Pub, Sandpoint, Bonners Books in Bonners Ferry, online at and at the Panida. Please note that only a limited number of tickets to the VIP meet and greet pre-event with Rich remain.

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, email or call (208) 290-1281.
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