Established more than 80 years ago, on April 29, 1938, by 12 employees of Potlatch Forests, Inc., P1FCU (Potlatch No.1 Financial Credit Union) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. The company currently serves members in 15 counties in Idaho, eight in Oregon and the entire state of Washington.


“We were organized by a group of individuals with the desire to make lending more readily available for employees of Potlatch Forests, Inc.,” says President and CEO Chris Loseth. “Over 80 years later, we are staying true to our organiza...

October’s athlete of the month stays busy throughout the entire school year. Junior Lily Blackmore is currently in soccer season but soon will come dance team, track and even golf. Through athletics and competition, Lily has learned to push herself in order to meet her goals.

“One life lesson I have learned from being involved in sports is that you are not ever going to be the best but you should always strive to be the best, meaning you are always going to have to be working on being better,” she says.

Lily thrives at soccer, being a starter on...

“We fell in love with Idaho—the landscape and beauty. When we saw this property, we knew it was what we wanted. We saw this orchard and we loved it! We loved the whole idea of converting it to organic. The idea of offering a healthier option in produce sounded appealing to us.”


Kathleen and Wayne Tesoriero discovered Bonners Ferry several years ago, when their son and his family moved to the area. It only took a few visits for them to fall in love with Bonners Ferry, and they soon decided to take the necessary steps to relocate, not only to be...

Thomas A. Bushnell’s passion for helping people and solving problems started at an early age in third grade, while strategizing for a mock trial.


Today, Tom is owner and attorney at law at Bushnell Law, which opened its doors in Bonners Ferry in March of 2017. Since day one, Tom and his firm have been dedicated to being efficient and personable to each client who walks through their doors.


“We emphasize performing in a timely fashion so we can supply our clients with quality services while maintaining affordability,” says Tom.


The firm handles...

If you are a business owner, do you ever wonder just how people find out about you? Sure, you can ask a random sample of customers or clients, but it does not provide you with a true picture of just how your message is being spread throughout the community.

Steve Russo, owner of Like Media, Inc., the parent company of Living Local 360, realizes that as technology has exploded exponentially over the last several years, there are many avenues to brand one’s business, and he set out to do what he could to optimize his clients’ exposure in the world...

With the goal to connect with local homeowners and contractors, Badger Building Center has established itself as one of the top independent lumber yards in the region, servicing North Idaho, Western Montana, the Flathead Valley and Eastern Washington.

Originally established in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1983 by husband-and-wife Mike and Sandy Badger, their son Lee Badger acquired responsibility of the company in 1990—with the company poised for substantial growth in the years to come.

The following year, Badger Building Center opened its second locatio...

“Hospice is not a place,” says Jennifer Van Etten, community outreach coordinator for Auburn Crest Hospice. “It’s a philosophy of care that enhances life as it nears the end for the patients and their families and friends. Even when medicine cannot provide a cure, it can offer comfort, care and assistance that can help maintain a better quality of life for the patient. This type of attention involves the aggressive treatment of physical and emotional pain and the utmost attention to the quality of life.”

Auburn Crest Hospice opened its doors in...

It was three decades ago that Tim and Lisa West launched their forestry company. After taking a hiatus from 2003 through 2016 to work as a Forestry Product Application Consultant for John Deere Corporation—where Tim worked with many different companies in diverse regions and markets (North America, Finland, Sweden and Australia) and gained immeasurable experience in the use of machines and techniques—they were drawn back to their original work and have been dedicating their time to West Wood LLC since. In 2016, they were joined by their son, Da...

Charlie Carter has called North Idaho home since 1992. Growing up, he was surrounded by dogs, chickens and rabbits, along with a variety of other animals, beginning a lifelong love of animals and wildlife. In addition, his grandfather owned the local feed store. After moving to the area, Charlie was looking for something that allowed him to draw from that childhood experience that he longed for. In September 1999, his dream came to fruition.

Quality Farm & Garden in Sandpoint had put their business up for sale. Charlie saw an opportunity to cont...

Kirsten Madden has been offering her services as a Realtor for the past decade, and in May of 2018, she purchased Century 21 Four Seasons here in Bonners Ferry.

Kirsten’s career in the real estate industry began when she was an escrow officer, and it quickly became apparent to her that real estate was—and remains today—her passion. Kirsten, a Broker since 2008, is joined at Century 21 Four Seasons Realty by Realtors Jim Greenslitt and Darci Price, and office manager Jackie Smith.

The team emphasizes the importance of building relationships. “I fi...

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