Participants run into the water during the Polar Bear Plunge at Sanders Beach in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Hundreds of people took part in this annual event. The air temperature was in the high teens while the water was about 40 degrees fahrenheit. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)
It was an honor to cover our region once again in 2015 for Inlander readers. Just as with every other year, I'm grateful for the people I met, who told their stories and shared some time with me.