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| May 10, 2024 1:00 AM

Torfin earns Fire Investigation Technician certification

Firefighter and Shift Investigator Justin Torfin has tested for and earned the designation of FIT (Fire Investigation Technician) from the International Association of Arson Investigators.

This certification is a great first step toward earning the designation of Certified Fire Investigator, which requires a minimum of five years of service as a fire investigator to obtain the knowledge, training and experience to apply.

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department utilizes on shift fire investigators to begin origin and cause investigations, or to conduct origin and cause investigation on minor fires to decrease overtime costs of calling in our Certified Fire Investigators after hours. This model has been a great example of our commitment to being fiscally responsible with taxpayer money while accomplishing our fire suppression and investigation mission.

Torfin continued adding to his knowledge and training by attending the FI-210 Wildland Fire Investigation course held at our local Idaho Department of Lands office.

Orchard Ridge Senior Living welcomes Clifford to board of directors

Orchard Ridge Senior Living recently welcomed new member Gayne Clifford to its board of directors.

Clifford was voted in during the annual meeting with 13 of Orchard Ridge's 20-member churches being represented by clergy or delegates. Some church representatives came from as far as Newport and Pinehurst to be a part of the meeting.

Clifford was born and raised in Kellogg and graduated from Kellogg High School. He attended the University of Montana in Missoula and graduated with a degree in business administration. Upon graduation from the University of Montana, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army and retired in 1988 as a lieutenant colonel. He and his wife, Jo, live in Coeur d’Alene.

Clifford began a second career at North Idaho College where he worked for 25 years. He taught multiple courses in the business division, including computer concepts and applications, math, statistics, management, marketing and operational management. He accepted a promotion to department chair and spent the last 15 years of his tenure at NIC as the chair of the Business and Professional Programs Division.

Dr. Don Chisholm and Jody Azevedo were also voted on to serve a second term on the Orchard Ridge Senior Living board. Tony Berns was acknowledged and thanked for his six years of service as he transitioned off the board.

Since 1921, Orchard Ridge has served North Idaho by providing a faith-based loving home for older adults. Orchard Ridge offers a high-level assisted living/memory care facility as well as independent living. For 102 years, Orchard Ridge Senior Living has been governed by 20 sponsoring churches in the area, the only nonprofit facility of its kind in the Inland Northwest.

Hunter joins Kiemle Hagood brokerage division

Kiemle Hagood is pleased to welcome Craig Hunter to its brokerage division.

Hunter has been a commercial Realtor since 1997, and achieved his CCIM designation in 2004. He is currently licensed in Idaho, Washington and Montana. He has 27 years of experience in both commercial leasing and sales, having specialized in acquisitions, development, construction, leasing and sales.

Hunter’s expertise across multiple aspects of the industry lends to his knowledge of leasing and sales, specifically in North Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Winston & Cashatt welcomes new associate Thompson

Winston & Cashatt is proud to announce that Kenneth A. Thompson has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Thompson’s practice focuses on civil litigation and real estate.  

Thompson grew up in Coeur d’Alene. He is a graduate of the American University, Washington, D.C., College of Law. As a student, he gained courtroom experience through the school’s Criminal Justice Clinic representing defendants and later as a prosecutor in Prince George’s County, Md. His coursework focused heavily on the Constitution and Administrative Law.

After graduating in 2004, Thompson pursued a career coaching soccer at the club and collegiate levels, including more than 10 years as the head coach of the North Idaho College Men’s Soccer Program. While at NIC, he also taught as Adjunct Faculty in the political science and English departments and served on committees concerning facility development, college governance, academic success and Title IX.

Winston & Cashatt is a multidisciplinary regional law firm that has been serving clients for more than 50 years. An experienced litigation firm, it represents a roster of local and national clients through its offices in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

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    Gayne Clifford

    Craig Hunter
    Kenneth A. Thompson