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Odette Bolano, 2019 Women of the Year

Odette Bolano, 2019 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Odette Bolano says her immigrant parents did everything they could to make sure their children were cared for, loved and had the education that would allow them to excel in their adult lives. These values have allowed Bolano to succeed in life, and as the president and CEO of Saint…

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Diane Bevan, 2019 Women of the Year

Diane Bevan, 2019 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Diane Bevan learned the value of hard work growing up on a small family farm in rural Oklahoma. And as the tallest of six siblings—all girls—Bevan often wore her sisters’ hand-me-downs, which forced her to learn the valuable skill of sewing. Though born of necessity, it’s a skill Bevan is…

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Franklin G. Lee, 2018 Leaders in Law

Franklin G. Lee, 2018 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review Growing up, Franklin G. Lee wanted to be an architect. He followed that dream, earned degrees in architecture, and began working in the field. When some of his clients got into legal trouble, Lee was tasked with assisting his client’s lawyers, and that’s when he became interested in practicing law.…

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Clay Karwisch, 2018 Leaders in Law

Clay Karwisch, 2018 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review In college, Clay Karwisch planned to become a history professor. But before pursuing graduate school, he changed his mind and decided to become a lawyer instead. “It’s been a good fit,” Karwisch says. “One of the things I really like about practicing law is, even if you specialize in a…

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James D. Hovren, 2018 Leaders in Law

James D. Hovren, 2018 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review When James D. Hovren was a child, his father passed away. Following his tragic loss, Hovren says he began to see the importance of a good lawyer. In college, he studied political science and business, and then applied to law school. Today he is a parter at Evans Keane LLP…

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Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

From the Las Vegas Optic Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel. It’s been played at several Robertson sporting events, and the duo has even performed the song live for fellow students. Garcia and…

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Forty-four years of driving

Forty-four years of driving

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas native Tony Archuleta has spent 44 of his 84 years behind the wheel of a school bus, and he’s loved every minute of it. In fact, he never missed a day of work. During his long career, he has driven buses for West Las Vegas, Rio Gallinas and…

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Josh Miles, 2018 Excellence in Finance

Josh Miles, 2018 Excellence in Finance

From the Idaho Business Review One of the first things Josh Miles learned at Oregon State University was that he didn’t want to be an accountant. “I took my accounting courses and recognized that I hated that,” Miles says. “But then I took a finance course and it totally lit me on fire. I just…

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