As a traveling veterinarian and a world traveler, Bruce Pedersen is accustomed to rugged terrain.

He practices veterinary medicine in Watford City, North Dakota, and Butte, Montana, boom towns 550 miles and 150 years apart, and lives the rest of the time—“the goal is half the year”—in Sandpoint, Idaho, he said. He has also traveled to India a number of times, climbed to the base camp at Everest with his daughter and taken a humanitarian trip to Swaziland and South Africa.

But none of those places quite compare to Mongolia.

“The landscape was like...

Adam Kenney loves sports.

He loves to surf and snowboard and is a big fan of basketball and hockey. At a mid-week Spokane Chiefs game in January, he cheered often, and he cheered loud.

“I’m the expert,” Kenney said with a laugh.

Kenney was there with about 10 other adults for an evening outing through Specialized Needs Recreation, an organization in North Idaho that provides recreational opportunities for youth and adults who have developmental and physical disabilities.

Kenney kept an eye out for Boomer, the Chiefs’ mascot, making his rounds in th...

While some people like to plan out their vacations all in advance, others just kind of go with the flow. You can do a bit of research online into places to stay and eat and fun things to do in a new area, but often the best information comes from speaking with someone local. Many thousands of visitors swing through Coeur d’Alene each year, and whether it’s for a few hours or a few weeks, a lot head to the Visitors Center for information on what to do in and around Coeur d’Alene. Here you will find pamphlets, papers, maps and magazines with all...

True Life Canvas - Permanent Cosmetics and Training Academy was introduced to the Coeur d’Alene community in 2013.

The establishment is owned by husband-and-wife-team Hayley and Aaron Gabriel. With Hayley’s artistry and experience combined with Aaron’s marketing expertise, along with permanent cosmetic artists Heidi Klein and Caitlin Redmond, True Life Canvas provides everything you need—artistry, comfort, experience and safety.

“My background is in fine art—my father Stephen Shortridge is a nationally acclaimed artist and I, too, paint,” says Ha...

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kootenai Medical Center can see anywhere from a couple to up to 16 babies a day, depending on what is happening in the maternity ward. Babies are brought to NICU for many reasons, most often when they are born premature, underweight or are in need of a medical procedure right after birth. Others are dealing with symptoms related to a mother’s drug or alcohol addiction. They are the most fragile infants in the hospital and are watched over by skilled nurses and also a group of highly motivated volunteer...

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