A veteran-owned dental clinic, LakeView Dental in Coeur d’Alene specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontics. Combining his passion of dentistry with a love of artistry, Brett Matteson, DDS, FACP brings a unique perspective and inspired techniques to his treatment of each and every one of his patients at his practice.


Dr. Brett earned his Bachelor of Science at La Sierra University and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University in 2006. After graduating, he was accepted into the United States...

“There is so much hope here. Kids are so resilient; once they feel safe, you begin to see the hope in them.”
Rosa Mettler, LCSW, is the chief program officer at the Children’s Village, which, for more than 28 years, has been providing a safe and nurturing space for abused and neglected children in our community.


“It is so rewarding to watch them blossom as they develop healthy, loving relationships,” she says.


With an experienced and loving staff who strive each day to offer their love and support to those most vulnerable, Children’s Village, w...

When a person goes to college and gets a degree, they typically learn a great deal about their chosen field, hoping to find a good job, make a lot of money and live the perfect dream life. For one Spokane woman though, going from point A to point B has already happened in her 30-some years, but with a fascinating, and life-changing, twist.


Kumiko Love, an accredited financial counselor and the creator of The Budget Mom, was raised on a farm in Chewelah, Washington, and lived a normal farm-girl life. She grew up, went off to college where she ob...

October is a favorite of many Northwesterners. A sunny day with a bit of a bite in the air but no snow on the ground makes for a lot of smiles. It’s also the last chance to get out and enjoy dry ground before the November rains and December snows start to fall. All around the region there are fall activities, many culminating around Halloween. You can sample seasonal foods and drinks, select that perfect pumpkin, enjoy carnivals and entertainment or be scared completely out of your mind. Check out some of our favorites, and enjoy the last breat...

When in high school or college, it’s pretty easy to join a competitive team. There are all kinds of clubs and sports at competitive and intramural levels, and without a full-time job or family, you’ve generally got a lot more time for practices and competitions. As we get older it can become more difficult to find a way to scratch that competitive itch in a team environment, as there just aren’t as many opportunities due to our many daily obligations and responsibilities. For almost a decade now, a group of local women are finding not just a wa...

Janae Rayborn
Lake City High School

Carrie Minden Photography

October Athlete of the Month Janae Rayborn is focused on her last season as a Lake City High School volleyball player. The senior knew a while back that this was her calling in athletics and what she wanted to expend her full energy on. “Over the years I have played basketball, soccer and tennis, but I eventually wanted to choose one sport to focus on full time. This was a really hard decision for me, but I'm so glad I chose volleyball,” said Janae.


When she was a freshman Janae played...

Army veteran Rich Henning showed his respect to the first responders of 9/11 by doing what comes naturally. He took a walk.


Henning wanted to duplicate the effort of the emergency teams that responded to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center that ominous morning by climbing 104 flights of stairs. Unfortunately, there are very few buildings with that many floors east of the Cascades.


So instead, he did the next best thing. He found an 18-story building and climbed the stairs top to bottom six times for a total of 110 floors.


“Did the extra f...

Hidden amongst the tall trees in Hayden, Idaho, yet only a few minutes from Highway 95 on Government Way, is where you will find a building, which is unpretentious on the outside but takes you to another place once you enter.

Constructed from 1983 to 1986 by the Louisiana Pacific Corporation with a budget of $1.5 million—which was a substantial sum for the time—it was built to operate as the corporation’s one-of-a-kind divisional headquarters.


In 2004, Bielec Enterprises, Inc. purchased the building from Louisiana Pacific, which then leased spac...

To brew beer you need four key ingredients: water, yeast, malt and hops. Clean water makes for a crisp beverage, and yeast is used to convert sugars into alcohol. Malt is where the color and flavor profile comes from, and hops add to the aroma and bitterness. A stroll down any grocery store aisle and you’ll find such a wide range of choices that it’s hard to fathom they all come from the same four basic ingredients. If you’ve tipped back a Bud Light, Goose Island IPA, Elysian Dragon Tooth Stout or Ten Barrel Trail Beer, then you’ll want to rais...

Sean Bonner is quick to call himself a nerd, and during his 15 years living in North Idaho, he has come to realize that he is not alone.


Through the Coeur d’Alene branch of the Innovation Collective, he and other self-avowed nerds have a place to come together and work toward the organization’s mission, which is to create “a global entrepreneurship movement in smaller towns,” nodding to the uniqueness of each town and the skills of each member.


Charles Buck is the associate vice president and executive officer for University of Idaho Coeur d'Al...

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