Talk Of The Town

They've got your back... Hips and knees too

June 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

When Doug McInnis, M.D., was a senior in high school, he watched his 78-year-old grandmother struggle to walk — bad knees had confined her to a wheelchair.  Then she underwent orthopedic surgery to replace her knees.  “She was ...

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Always Evergreen

June 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Evergreen was started almost 30 years ago by Jim Petersen as a small nonprofit; in response to the call for public input on the first decadal forest plans developed by the U.S. Forest Service. It turned out the public had a lot to say. Soon...

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A true calling

June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Matt Clark and Graham Johnson love their lives. Instead of living to work, they work to live at an occupation that allows them to enjoy what matters most — their families.    Who knew as young men, they would find jobs that would tu...

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Special caregivers

June 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Cheryl Kosanke first became a caregiver out of necessity. She took care of her husband, Richard, for two years before he succumbed to kidney failure. “There was no hospice. It was all me,” she says. “He was my husband of ...

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Dentistry is in Justin Rader's DNA

June 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

While Justin Rader's journey to becoming a dentist is the road less travelled, there was little doubt the Coeur d'Alene native would be helping people with their smiles. It's in his DNA. “There's been 100 years of having a dentist i...

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A vigilant sheepdog arrives

June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Terry Alling has dedicated his life to service. After successful careers in the military and law enforcement, he's turned his focus to helping people achieve the American Dream. He recently launched Sheepdogs Real Estate with Coldwell Bank...

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Emily Haas leading the green team

June 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

Emily Haas is no stranger to hard work. The Idaho Central Credit Union Coeur d'Alene branch manager started working at 14, cleaning newly constructed homes. By 16, she had a retail sales job. At 18, the Boise native became a teller at ICC...

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Big smiles

June 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Alexis LaRose is trying to change the world — one smile at a time. The owner of Kootenai Family Dental, a growing practice in Coeur d'Alene, is trying to change perceptions of dentistry with kindness. “I truly care about every...

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Advocating for children

June 09, 2017 at 11:00 am

KJ Torgerson's on her phone in front of the downtown federal courthouse, trying to secure more money and stretch every dollar as far as it will go for North Idaho CASA. After she gets off the phone, you can see it in her striking blue eyes...

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Joel Bertsch believes in treating people right

May 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

Joel Bertsch does things the right way, step by step without bravado or shortcuts. And that's not blowing hot air. “I believe in treating people right and good things will come,” says Bertsch, owner of JA Bertsch Heating &...

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