Movers and Shakers July 27, 2012

Ritchey joins Kootenai Prosthetics & Orthotics

Timothy Ritchey has joined Kootenai Prosthetics & Orthotics of North Idaho and Spokane as a Certified Orthotist. He specializes in pediatric care and was recently employed by Hanger Orthopedic Group in Portland, Ore. Ritchey will see patients at KPO's Coeur d'Alene clinic.

Chaffee named to American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Michael Chaffee of Riverstone Orthodontics was recently the first Idaho orthodontist to be selected as an examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics.

Orthodontists seeking board certification must submit treated case records and pass an oral examination administered by a pair of examiners as part of that process.

The ABO exam is offered three times a year in St. Louis. The American Board of Orthodontics was established in 1929, and is dentistry's oldest specialty board.

Forest Products Commission members reappointed

Gov. Butch Otter has reappointed Jack Buell of St. Maries, Don Konkol of Orofino and Gerry Ikola of McCall to serve a three-year term on the Idaho Forest Products Commission.

Buell is the owner of Jack Buell Trucking, a fleet of log and chip trucks headquartered in St. Maries. He is a longtime commissioner for Benewah County and also serves on the Idaho Scaling Board, Idaho Counties Risk Management Program, U.S. Forest Service Resources Advisory Committee to the Panhandle National Forest and is a past president of the Associated Logging Contractors.

Konkol is president of the Konkolville Lumber Company in Orofino. Ikola is a third generation logger and owns and operates Ikola Logging based in McCall.

Glacier Bancorp reports net quarterly income

Glacier Bancorp Inc., parent company for Mountain West Bank, Coeur d'Alene, reported net income for the current quarter of $19 million, an increase of $7.1 million, or 60 percent, compared to $11.9 million for the prior year second quarter.

Diluted earnings per share for the current quarter was 26 cents per share, an increase of 53 percent from the prior year second quarter earnings per share of 17 cents.

"This was our best quarter ever from an earnings perspective and the highest return on average assets since March 2009," said Mick Blodnick, president and chief executive officer. "In addition, loans also grew in the quarter for the first time in three years. We also achieved great growth in both the number and balances of our checking accounts, something our staff works very hard at."

Net income for the six months ended June 30 was $35.3 million, which was an increase of $13.1 million, or 59 percent, over the prior year first six months. Diluted earnings per share of 49 cents, was an increase of 18 cents, or 58 percent, earned in the first half of 2011.

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