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Golf Island opens in Coeur d’Alene

Indoor virtual golf facility Golf Island has opened in the Riverstone area of Coeur d'Alene, at 2410 N. Old Mill Loop. Owners Thomas Tedder—founder of Post Falls-based gun holster manufacturer Tedder Industries LLC—and Taylor Vold debuted the five-bay...


Kootenai County hopes to maintain its momentum

Momentum from a decade of strong growth in North Idaho is enabling the region to continue its rapid recovery from the pandemic-induced recession of 2020, claims Sam Wolkenhauer, Post Falls-based regional labor economist for the Idaho Department of Labor. ...


Volatility in wood prices, supply to extend into 2022

Prices for wood products have been up and down this year, and experts say that volatility will remain into 2022. Shawn Church, editor of the Eugene, Ore.-based FastMarkets Random Lengths, a publication that tracks lumber prices and forest-products ...


Future looks shiny for Silver Valley mining industry

Mining companies active in North Idaho’s Silver Valley are optimistic about 2022 and beyond. Mike Satre, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla’s Mining Co.’s director of governmental affairs, says the company expects to see steady production of silver, gold...


Pelvic health gains traction with wider population

Physical therapy providers specializing in pelvic health issues have seen growth in patients seeking their help. While pelvic health traditionally has been viewed as a women’s health issue, providers assert that pelvic health impacts men and children...


Not your father’s law firm: How the legal field is facing a culture shift

In Spokane and across the U.S., law firms are struggling to recruit experienced attorneys to join their firms. An industrywide cultural shift in younger attorneys that many older attorneys haven’t experienced likely is coming into play. ...


Cd’A makerspace boasts new director, mobile lab

Coeur d’Alene nonprofit makerspace Gizmo-cda Inc. has a new mobile makerspace, as well as a new executive director to lead the organization. On the Coeur d’Alene campus of North Idaho College, Gizmo’s 11,000-square-foot space in the Hedlund ...


Idaho Forest Group apprenticeships help to expand skilled workforce

Millwrights, industrial electricians, and heavy-duty mechanics are in high demand at Idaho Forest Group’s sawmills right now, says Marie Price, the lumber company’s director of training and development....


Tedder Industries names new CEO

Tedder Industries LLC, the Post Falls-based designer and manufacturer of firearm holsters and accessories, has named Shawn Hostetter as its new CEO....


An expanded field of uses at Sandpoint’s signature park

In 2019, the city of Sandpoint, Idaho, sought to retain a team to perform a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. Dell Hatch, landscape architect and principal at Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, who claims Sandpoint as his hometown...

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