BEST PUBLIC ART - The Bloomsday Runners in Riverfront Park - "The runners," as most people call them, have anchored the southwest corner of Riverfront Park and offered a visual touchstone for the spirit of both a city and a race since 1985. `"To run with so many people, you lose your sense of how well or poorly you run. You're just part of the flow, the sound of footsteps and breathing. You're continuously aware you're really not competing with anyone. You're sharing something,'' said local artist David Govedare when his sculpture, The Joy of Running Together, was unveiled. The 40 runners that comprise the work are all based on real people, and Govedare's minimalist iron forms fully capture the austere beauty, solitary striving and communal joy of our favorite road race.
2nd: Radio Flyer Wagon 3rd: All downtown Spokane murals
BEST PLACE TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD - Schweitzer - For the fifth consecutive year, the resort on the north side of Sandpoint, Idaho, has topped the voting in the Alpine and Nordic Combined event. With more than 2,000 acres, 59 trails and 300 i
BEST ESPRESSO DRINKS - Starbucks - Like it or not, the world is becoming a smaller place due to globalization, and the coffee world is no exception. Starbucks, the mother ship of espresso huts, once again reigns supreme in this category. T
BEST CHARITY EVENT OF THE YEAR - Wampum - To the Algonquins of pre-colonial New England, wampum was a medium of both exchange and jewelry. Disks and tubes, painstakingly carved out of coastal mollusks, were traded for goods and prized as ad