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hosts, goblins and elections work together to create havoc this time of year. While the leaves are turning, politicians are churning up controversies. Candidates are always looking for issues because they need to have something to make speeches about. Ideally for them, that something is controversial and gets voters off the couch and into the voting booth. In Idaho, urban renewal has been heating up as a controversial issue of statewide interest. Candidates in Coeur d’Alene’s city elections were talking all around the edges of the issues these past few months. Should urban renewal commissioners be elected? Should city council members assume the job of running urban renewal projects? Only Councilman Ron Edinger came right out and said he didn’t think urban renewal commissioners should be elected, or that he, as a longtime city council member, even wanted to take on the difficult job of re-visioning his city.


oeur d’Alene has two urban renewal districts. The Lake District includes much of the downtown business area and extends down the Spokane River to where a cluster of lumber mills once provided employment for a good portion of the population. The Lake District will close its books in 2021. Then there’s the Mill District, which extends farther down the Spokane River and will expire in 2027. Riverstone, in the Lake District, is a shining example of how urban renewal works. The project aimed to rehabilitate an abandoned mill that was categorized as a polluted brownfield with a base valuation of $3.6 million. The Riverstone development has increased the value by $90 million, and the neighborhood now has a cineplex, several restaurants, retail shops, a park, a pond and hundreds of new jobs. The partnership agreement required Riverstone’s developers to pay for the street, water and sewer lines. The developers invested more than $9 million in public infrastructure. According to ignite cda Executive Director Tony Berns, the developers will be reimbursed by the urban renewal district over time, but only from the new property tax revenue generated by the Riverstone project. If the project does not produce enough new tax revenue to cover that $9 million, the developer will not be fully reimbursed. You can understand that this method puts all of the risk on the developers and zero risk on the public side. It is a great deal for the public because the developer takes all that risk. And the brownfield mill site has been cleaned up and put to new uses. Since their Coeur d’Alene beginnings in 1997, urban renewal funds have contributed to the building of a new library, the Kroc Community

Center, the acquisition of higher-educationcorridor lands, the extraordinary McEuen Park and much more. So why the controversy? Why the opposition? One explanation has been given a name: C.A.V.E., or Citizens Against Virtually Everything. The implication is that 10 percent of the people will be against anything new, no matter what. Urban renewal fuels controversy because it involves those dread essentials of community living — property taxes. And a group of naysayers have never recovered from the conversion of McEuen Field into McEuen Park. A simpler explanation for opposition is political gamesmanship — jockeying for political power in our small fish pond.


ecause urban renewal is not all that easy to understand, the anti-urban renewal crowd gets away with passing out totally misleading information. At a recent public meeting in Coeur d’Alene, for example, two local state legislators, Sen. Mary Souza and Rep. Kathy Sims, handed out leftover 2014 anti-urban renewal pamphlets that included a section called “Facts.” Ignite cda’s Tony Berns has generously suggested that the “Facts” were not facts, but “Opinions.” I prefer to suggest that these legislators are just reckless with the truth. Here’s a new list of REAL Facts: 1. Urban renewal is paid for by brand-new taxes, which are not “our tax dollars.” They are collected as a result of the urban renewal project. When the district expires in six years, the new tax revenues will co-mingle with the old, grow larger and then become “ours.” 2. It is true that existing taxing districts may feel squeezed by new responsibilities they may take on as a result of new activities in the urban renewal district. But according to ignite cda officials, no taxing districts are complaining. They know the end is in sight in 2021. 3. Requiring voter approval on new projects is simply expensive, unreasonable, impractical and inefficient. Voters would learn to hate it. 4. The Sims-Souza “Fact” sheet disparages investments in education, large parks, art and downtown entertainment. I say hogwash. Here’s the secondary benefit of urban renewal. Public art, public parks, fine educational systems, public spaces — all these create vibrant places for people to work and to play. As a result, those public amenities attract new folks and new businesses. Despite the rumble, urban renewal funds are transforming Coeur d’Alene. The benefit to the public is beyond measure. n


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e’ve all been there. Car payment, student loans, mortgages — or when the unexpected happens, as more than a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings whatsoever. Debt can be scary as hell and for too many vulnerable souls, without knowing what they’re getting into, a “payday loan,” one that is a shortterm, high-interest loan, is a way out. Payday loan companies often engage in fraudulent or abusive lending practices, including charging unnecessary or undisclosed fees, not fully disclosing the loan terms, or writing the terms in such a way that ensures an unreasonable profit for the lender. Lenders rely on customers not

being able to quickly pay their bills as they take out one loan to pay off a previous one, and eventually rack up thousands of dollars in debt. It’s a vicious cycle to find yourself in, based on a more vicious model that builds on desperation. Across Washington, outside our military bases — “extorting our troops,” to quote John Oliver — and strip malls, you’ll find numerous quick-money loan shops with names like Quik Cash. In 2009, our state placed restrictions on the number of loans individuals could take out, and since then total payday loans here have significantly decreased — from more than $1.3 billion in 2009 to $331 million in 2013, according to the state Department of Financial Institutions. The number of lenders has gone from 494 to 174 over that period.

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But the best way to prey on the poor remains. Look no further than Moneytree — because money grows on trees, right? A top political donor, Moneytree has made it their business to rewrite Washington state laws on payday loans so they can stay in business. They’ve gotten behind several Democrats, boosting donations in the past election cycle while employing Sound View Strategies, a Seattle-based public affairs firm that took to ghostwriting op-eds for lawmakers and creating confusion around “bipartisan reforms” to the 2009 restrictions. The current law makes it less confusing: Customers can borrow up to $700 from payday lenders, no more than eight times per year. The short-term loan comes with a $95 fee. Last session, Senate Bill 5899 — supported by 6th District Sen. Michael Baumgartner — would have allowed lenders to offer loans with longer terms and higher interest, but never moved in the House. A Pew Charitable Trust study found that in Idaho, the average annual interest on payday loans is a whopping 582 percent, which leads the nation. While 15 states have banned storefront lenders (online services still remain), Colorado has the lowest at 129 percent; Washington’s average rate is 192 percent. Nationally, President Obama announced the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposals to crack down on payday lending that results in “debt traps.” His proposals required lenders to do more to verify a borrower’s ability to pay or implement restrictions to foster affordability, as well as regulate collection practices. All the policy recommendations focus on regulation of the industry, which is great, but we do serious damage when we ignore the conditions that lead people to seek out small, expensive loans in the first place. The demand for these loans exists because of the increasing number of people unable to make ends meet. Real wages for Americans are stagnant over the past 35 years; for too many, they’ve become insufficient to pay for basic needs, much less put something aside. Our mainstream financial services have mostly abandoned low- and moderate-income groups; the opportunities that enable higher-income earners to save and invest do not exist for those with lower income. To paraphrase rapper Kendrick Lamar, there’s a lot of shadiness under the money tree: Lawmakers who are mouthpieces for the crooked payday loan industry should be embarrassed; it is reprehensible. Everyone, regardless of income, should be protected when they need a loan, and funding financial literacy is another crucial element to resolving this debt cycle, as we need more basic, humane approaches to stability moving forward. n Paul Dillon manages public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho. He lives in downtown Spokane.

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aniel Walters’ piece on Washington state’s standardized testing situation (“Drowning in Bubbles,” 10/29/15) helps shed light on an important issue. The problem is that even if we were somehow able to balance the need for accountability and fix the testing mess, the fix is way too far downstream to do any good. The fact is that these students should be able to take these tests. Testing should be a pain in the neck and a regrettable waste of time, but nothing more. These students should be able to pass. The reason so many students can’t manage is the same reason they literally cannot sit up in their seats. It’s the reason they are having to live without the resiliency they need to face life’s challenges. The reason they are not able to find purpose and motivation. The reason so many of them despair. The reason they cannot manage these tests is that when they were little they were completely taken off course in their development by the push for early academics in order to prepare them for the very tests we have practically ensured they cannot manage now. Academics need to disappear from early childhood education. As a teacher, I see the results of early academics in my classroom every day and it’s not pretty. What is encouraging, however, is that I also see students from play-based programs succeeding. They have been given the opportunity and time to develop impulse control, a generalized awareness, the ability to focus, the ability to manage their movement, and the ability to manage their emotions. All parents should know this: the very neural pathways your child will use for higher order thinking are built in early childhood through movement; to be socially intuitive you must practice being social a lot and have an abundance of positive and negative social experiences; and the ability to regulate one’s emotions is inconceivably more important than whether a first grader knows their letters. Self-directed play in an intentional environment allows this development. Anything else prevents it. EVE BOWERS Spokane, Wash.

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ast October, the Spokane City Council had to make a choice between what was and what could be. Washington State University’s proposal to create a new accredited medical school in Spokane had placed the school into conflict with the University of Washington. UW worried that a new medical school could imperil the funding for an expansion of UW’s existing med school. The council proposed ranking WSU’s funding higher than UW’s in its list of legislative priorities. But Steve Stevens, then the recently appointed president of Greater Spokane Inc., stood at a podium in a conservative suit and tie and complained that the

proposed prioritization would insult the UW medical students already in Spokane. “It would send a message that we don’t consider them as a part of the community, and appreciate the future health care they would provide,” Stevens said. A half-hour later, City Council President Ben Stuckart prepared to offer his opinion on the med school. But first he took a moment to take a dig at GSI, the organization tasked with both lobbying for existing businesses and attracting new ones. “Half the people on the council haven’t even met the new executive director of GSI, yet he’s coming up here telling us how to vote on the city’s agenda,” Stuckart said. “It’s really strange the way people

lobby us for things.” It’s now a year later, and both WSU and UW got the med school funding they wanted. Stevens resigned last month, kicking off a search for the next GSI president. Yet Stuckart’s irritation with GSI hasn’t subsided. He says the city of Spokane is the second largest funder of GSI, but that could change. “We have a choice next year to save $130,000 that we funded [GSI] in 2015,” Stuckart says. “That could be zero.” Is that a threat? “It’s a fact,” Stuckart says. “If re-elected, I will be considering putting our economic development dollars in a different place.” On Oct. 23, Stuckart sent a letter to GSI board chair Christine Johnson, with copies to the mayor, the city council, and the Spokane county commissioners, with a dramatic proposal: Split GSI in two.


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SI’s dual role is a relatively recent one. Rich Hadley, the CEO of Greater Spokane Inc. before Stevens, remembers the discussions that led to the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Area Economic Development Council merging into GSI back in 2007. Civic leaders researched combining the models, traveling to research hybrid organizations in Louisville, Milwaukee, and Lexington, Kentucky. The hope was that a combined organization would eliminate redundancies, reduce costs and pump up the volume of the group’s lobbying and business recruitment efforts. “One Vision. One Team. One Voice,” Hadley says. “That was the tagline.” Since then, Hadley believes it’s been a smashing success. “The amount of recognition and admiration we got across the state from other communities… was all extremely positive,” Hadley says. “What we created at Greater Spokane Inc. was copied by three other [Washington state] communities.” The timing of the merger, however, complicates the before-and-after picture. A year later, the nation plunged into recession. It was a struggle just to keep existing businesses open, much less attract new ones. The efficiencies of a combined agency, GSI’s interim CEO Alisha Benson argues, was precisely what allowed the agency to weather the recession. Benson and Johnson, the board chair, suggest that the dual missions of GSI aren’t contradictory. One way to attract new businesses? Improve the business climate for existing businesses. Shelly O’Quinn, a conservative county commissioner who worked for GSI for five years, makes the same argument. “The community needs to recognize your economic base is with the businesses you already have,” O’Quinn says. She criticizes Stuckart for suggesting he’d “hold the organization hostage by saying you can’t advocate for business climate issues if they go against you.” But outgoing City Councilman Mike Allen, another conservative, says he’s long supported separating economic development from GSI. “I’ve been saying for a couple years that I think





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ever sees a bigger problem: Most every county in the state has at least one port district, a public agency that can use its own taxing authority to build infrastructure and offer businesses powerful enticements to move to that county. But Spokane doesn’t. “Until we get a tool like the port district, we’ll continue to Band-Aid and chicken-wire things together,” adds County Commissioner Al French, who suggests that a port district could take over much of GSI’s economic development role. When GSI board chair Johnson and board chair-elect Larry Soehren sent a letter replying to Stuckart, it also mentioned a port district as a possible tool for economic development. Instead of taking a point-by-point approach to countering Stuckart’s complaints, the letter reiterated the value of the combined agencies and listed GSI’s successes, like attracting legislative funding for the North Spokane Corridor. “We believe working together on a regional basis for a shared prosperity will help us get farther faster,” the letter reads. “All of this is not to say we don’t hear your concerns. We do.” Stuckart isn’t satisfied. “This does not address these concerns,” he says, referring to GSI’s reply. “Their own pursuit of a port district proves my point it should be a separate agency.” On Monday, the executive committee of GSI met to further discuss Stuckart’s letter. While the committee agreed it would be valuable to continue conversations with Stuckart, GSI’s interim CEO Benson says, there wasn’t any desire on the committee to pursue the council president’s suggested reforms. “The executive committee is still very committed to the integrated approach of Greater Spokane Inc.,” Benson says. 

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SCHOOL PRIORITIES Last week, the board of directors for SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS finalized its list of priorities for the Washington State Legislature. The board wants lawmakers to spend more money to fund schools, make it easier to pass school bonds and recognize weighted grades. But other priorities are likely to be more controversial with teachers unions. The board wants the state to protect Spokane’s charter schools, make it easier to fine teachers and clarify language banning strikes by public employees. Read more detailed analysis on (DANIEL WALTERS)

THE OUTSIDERS Throughout the election season, candidates and campaigns repeatedly have suggested that their opponents are taking MONEY FROM OUTSIDE SPOKANE with the implication that they don’t truly represent the city’s voters. The Inlander crunched the numbers to find out how much outside money is flowing into local elections. Randy Ramos, a first-time candidate for Spokane City Council, got most of his money from out of town. Meanwhile, the Worker Bill of Rights campaign received almost all of its money from local sources (although most of it came from one individual and a related political committee). (JAKE THOMAS)


Cop Out New details about the alleged sex assault of a Spokane cop; plus, Raul Labrador makes nice with Paul Ryan RAUL AND RYAN

During the chaos over the last month in the U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador was at the center of it all. He’s considered the unofficial spokesman for the FREEDOM CAUCUS, the group of about 40 far-right House Republicans who felt that party leadership had betrayed them by compromising too often. Speaker of the House John Boehner resigned, in part, because of the challenges of working with Freedom Caucus conservatives like Labrador — himself a frequent critic of Boehner. The same environment meant few Republican leaders wanted the job. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race, hope for a uniting figure turned to one name: former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. But Ryan, known on Capitol Hill for being a conservative budget wonk, was reluctant to take the job. Furthermore, his past support for immigration reform drew fire from the anti-immigration wing of the conservative media. What followed was a series of negotiations, privately and publicly, between Ryan and the Freedom Caucus. “After McCarthy bowed out, Ryan called Raul and

talked to him,” Labrador spokesman Dan Popkey says. Ryan met with Labrador and other Freedom Caucus leaders multiple times to work out the details. “Ryan courted them, there’s no doubt about that,” Popkey says. After casting an earlier vote for Rep. Daniel Webster, Labrador voted for Ryan as speaker last week. On Oct. 30, Labrador explained his vote to conservative Idaho constituents in an email titled “A New Hope.” “As I left the House floor yesterday, I was filled with a new sense of hope,” Labrador wrote. “I am optimistic about our future but I will remain vigilant and continue to hold leadership accountable as I have over the last five years.” (DANIEL WALTERS)


Details continue to emerge in the investigation of a Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow female officer at a drunken party and of a second officer who is alleged to have destroyed evidence of the SEXUAL ASSAULT. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating each case individually and continues to gather evidence, including clothes worn by the alleged victim, bedsheets, text messages, DNA and the vehicle driven by Sgt. Gordon Ennis, the accused attacker. Officer Doug Strosahl hosted a party at his house on Oct. 24, during which the alleged victim consumed several alcoholic drinks before throwing up and passing out in a guest bedroom, according to court documents. When she awoke, Ennis allegedly was sitting on the bed next to her with his hand down her pants. The victim moved away from Ennis, according to the documents, as he said in a panicked voice, “I gotta go, I gotta go home.” When detectives arrived at Strosahl’s home to ask questions and collect evidence, he told them to get a

search warrant. Detectives believe both Strosahl and Ennis were tipped off to the investigation, based on the fact that they hired attorneys before any search warrant was filed last week. “My hope is this was innocent, not nefariously done,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says of the leaked information. “Somebody mentioned something to the wrong person, and we’ll get to the bottom of what happened.” (MITCH RYALS)


The Spokane Human Rights Commission is calling upon the city to either repeal or modify four ordinances that it says CRIMINALIZE HOMELESSNESS and put Spokane in jeopardy of losing federal funding. The six-member commission, a panel that advises city government on human rights issues, unanimously voted last week to make the recommendations. The commission cited how the existing ordinances could result in Spokane getting less funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which recently announced it would direct more money to cities that repeal laws that criminalize homelessness. Specifically, the commission is calling for a full repeal of the so-called sit-lie ordinance, which prohibits sitting or lying on public sidewalks, and striking from the city code language that broadly bans panhandling and vagrancy. The commission is also calling for a legal analysis of the city’s aggressive panhandling ordinance and reducing penalties for camping in public places. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like there is a huge appetite for changing these laws,” says Blaine Stum, Spokane HRC chair, of the reaction he’s received from city leaders. “But we are going to keep pushing.” (JAKE THOMAS)



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Winners and Losers What a Washington state appeals court ruling might mean for debtors trying to get their day in court BY JAKE THOMAS


t started like almost any other attempt to collect a debt: a letter, followed by a few more. Then the phone calls came: 149 of them to Gregory and Catherine Rose, a Stevens County couple who, facing bankruptcy, had stopped making payments on their Kohl’s department store credit card in 2010. Five years later, the debt has been resolved, but the attorney who helped the Rose couple finds himself in trouble of his own. The attorneys for the collection agency succeeded in convincing an appeals court to make the rare move of leveling a $11,416 sanction against Robert Mitchell, who represented the Roses, for conduct that included trying to “bully” the attorneys for FMS, Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahomabased company trying to collect the $843 debt. Typically, debt collectors are accused of using strong-arm tactics, and the ruling raises concerns that even fewer attorneys will defend debtors. “It was kind of incomprehensible that it got to where it got,” says Alan McNeil, who formerly led University Legal Assistance, a Gonzaga University program that provides low-cost legal services. “I don’t see what [Mitchell] did that was out of the ordinary.” McNeil, who filed a brief in support of Mitchell, says that the collection industry often prevails with weak claims against debtors who lack an attorney to challenge them. He’s concerned that attorneys for a collection company spent five years pursuing sanctions over a case that was triggered by a debt of less than a thousand dollars. “Let’s be clear. We won the case; we did nothing wrong,” says John Smith, president of FMS, who is adamant about defending his firm’s reputation. The court’s ruling comes at a time when consumer debt collection has become a multibillion-dollar industry that critics say has become increasingly aggressive and unscrupulous. In Washington state and elsewhere, there are a lack of attorneys willing to defend impoverished and debt-ridden clients in these cases. Now, McNeil and others are concerned that the sanctions against Mitchell could have a chilling effect on

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n the past two decades, the debt collection business has become bigger and bolder. According to the Federal Trade Commission, revenue generated by the industry has increased more than sixfold since the 1970s. That growth, according to the FTC, was facilitated by consumers taking on more debt, and by the large-scale buying and selling of that debt, an industry sea change that occurred in the 1990s. As the industry has grown, so have the number of consumers ensnared in it. Last year, a report from the Urban Institute concluded that a third of American adults have a debt collection in their credit records. If a consumer doesn’t respond to collection letters or phone calls, the collector can file a lawsuit that can result in garnishment of the debtor’s wages. According to April Kuehnhoff, staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, defendants in the cases are rarely represented by an attorney, making them sitting ducks. Scott Kinkley, a staff attorney for the Northwest Justice Project, says that debt collection companies, aware of the lack of representation for defendants, will purchase large volumes of debt and then file as many as tens of thousands of lawsuits against debtors annually. Collection companies, says Kinkley, are told that some information surrounding the debt is inaccurate, but it’s up to the debtor to challenge it in court. “The model is sue everybody, and [debtors] are supposed to come tell the court if it’s wrong,” says Kinkley. Some cases, he says, aren’t supported by basic documentation and would crumble if they were challenged by a lawyer. But in Washington, he says, very few attorneys (only 10 that Kinkley is aware of) take these kind of cases despite the high need, because they involve representing debt-saddled clients and are unlikely to be lucrative. The industry, he says, wants to discourage consumer attorneys from taking these cases, and they’re winning. Last year, the state Supreme Court issued a ruling that made it harder for at-

torneys representing debtors to collect fees if they prevail against a debt collector. Mitchell, a former Marine, took his first debt collection case eight years ago representing a single mother who didn’t actually owe anything. Mitchell won the case, and since then has focused his practice on consumer protection. “A lot of times [debt collectors] are just looking for the smaller fish in the pond, and when they get a letter from me, it just goes away,” says Mitchell. In 2010, less than four years after starting his own practice, Mitchell volunteered to represent Gregory and Catherine Rose, friends from his church. But this case didn’t just go away.


he couple were facing bankruptcy and had stopped making payments on their Kohl’s credit card. With late fees, the debt ballooned, and FMS started making phone calls to the Roses in March 2010, calls that would total 149 over a sixweek period, according to court documents. The following month, Mitchell contacted FMS, alleging that the phone calls broke federal and state laws intended to prevent harassment by debt collectors. He threatened to file complaints against the company with the Washington Attorney General’s Office and Department of Licensing unless they settled for $5,000. FMS’ attorney made a $500 counteroffer. When they couldn’t reach a deal, Mitchell filed suit against FMS and began demanding that the company fork over documents and that its president come to Stevens County to be deposed. In a series of emails a judge described as “didactic,” Mitchell suggested that the company’s lawyers were committing an ethical breach by delaying the case, urging them to settle before it became “prohibitively expensive.” “I am more than happy to engage in litigation with FMS,” Mitchell writes in one email. “However, it may behoove you and FMS to seriously consider ceasing gamesmanship regarding this case. This is not my first rodeo.” That October, Steven Stolle, an attorney then with the Seattle firm Martens + Associates representing FMS, refused in an email to send the company’s president to Washington for a deposition, as demanded by Mitchell. In an email, he wrote, “I find your constant belligerence [sic], threats, and attempts to dictate and lecture me tiresome, grossly unprofessional and flat unacceptable.” The next month, a trial court judge dismissed the Roses’ lawsuit. Nobody disputed that they were in debt, but because they didn’t have the documentation to prove they met the legal definition of being in “default,” they didn’t qualify for legal protections. Mitchell says he could have appealed, but the Roses wanted to move on. Martens + Associates didn’t want to move on. In February 2011, the firm moved for sanctions against Mitchell, alleging that the lawsuit was “frivolous.” It further alleged that Mitchell made a “blatant attempt to thwart” the defense’s efforts to gather evidence, made misrepresentations of fact and attempted to “bully” FMS into a settlement. Initially, a trial court granted the sanctions, which included a $70,546 penalty. In 2013, Mitchell successfully appealed the sanctions. But Martens + Associates took their case back to the appeals court, which issued a 92-page ruling last week reinstating the sanctions but reducing the fee to $11,416. Mitchell says that as an inexperienced attorney, he made mistakes and “offended a judge.” He says he’ll pay the penalty, although he disputes some of the court’s conclusions. Mitchell also adds that going against debt collectors means playing hardball. “It’s the way they practice,” he says. “It’s the way the clients are. The collection agencies are bullies, and I think that’s what they expect from their attorneys.” Smith, president of FMS, stresses that his company treats debtors with respect and tries to work with them while going to lengths to follow the law. “I don’t know how we would have won if we were bullies,” he says. “What people can’t get past is if people don’t pay their bills, the economy won’t survive.” 

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d e r n 1985, Jim Hayford came home from his freshman year of college for Christmas, pretty much flat broke. His dad knew this, gave him a little cash and sent him off to the Sun Valley Mall in Concord, California, to buy his family gifts. It was two days before Christmas; the place was packed when Hayford and two friends arrived. At See’s Candy, he figured he could get his grandmother some sweets, ignoring the fact that she had false teeth. He’s never been a guy for lines, and when he saw one at the candy store, he’d figure he’d try a different See’s across from the mall. As he and his friends were leaving, a flash of light shot down the center of the two-story structure. The place rumbled, then a wall of people came running at them. They took refuge in an organ store, where the shopkeeper continued playing throughout the melee. When they got outside, they saw the tail of an airplane that had crashed into the mall, directly above the See’s Candy store. Hayford and his friends were dazed by the events and watched dumbfounded as the injured began to make their way out of the shopping center. The plane’s pilot, who had been disoriented in the fog trying to land at the nearby airport, was killed on impact, as were his two passengers. Four people in the mall also lost their lives and about 80 others were injured, most of them burned by the plane’s fuel. “At that time, that’s when the light hit home that you’re not promised tomorrow. I began to think very seriously about what I wanted to do with my life,” says Hayford. “I knew I wanted to be part of the solution, I knew I wanted to invest myself in others. The people who had the biggest influence on me were coaches. At that point I changed my major and decided I wanted to



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do something that would lead me to education so I could be a coach.” It’s 20 years later, and Hayford is entering his fifth season as the head basketball coach at Eastern Washington University, which is why he’s telling this harrowing story to Spokane’s Rotary Club 21. He’s fresh off a school-best 26-win season that saw the Eagles take the Big Sky Conference title on their way to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 years. Along the way, EWU went to Indiana and won, featured the nation’s leading scorer in Tyler Harvey, was among the country’s top teams in scoring and 3-pointers and cultivated a following that grew with each seemingly impossible comeback. Still, when the Rotary Club’s president takes the podium to thank Hayford for speaking, he calls him “Coach Hayward.” It happens again at the end of the club meeting. In a region where Gonzaga’s powerhouse shadow can loom heavy, it’s understandable that the coach at the other Division I team in the Spokane area might not be a household name. Hayford, 48, is never going to be Mark Few, and he’s not trying to be. He doesn’t like comparisons. He hates comparing things, because one side always comes out a loser, and he’s had most of his professional life judged by a scoreboard anyway. He’s not trying to make his team the next Gonzaga. He’s fine being his own man, having his own team. It’s the only way he’s ever done it. n the dining room of the Spokane Club, Hayford sips on a Diet Coke and fires off an email on his cell phone, but he stops when the server comes by. He calls her by name and asks how she’s been. It’s


BY MIKE BOOKEY the same with the busboy. Hayford inquires as to how the motorcycle is coming along. The kid says it’s almost ready, and the coach wishes him well. Hayford meets at a table in the club most mornings before practice with his coaches, before they all carpool out to campus. It’s a good plan, he says, because it might encourage him to cross the skywalk over to the club’s gym. He likes the routine, just as he likes Spokane, even if he moved here 15 years ago knowing absolutely nothing about it. “When we moved to Spokane, I didn’t know a person here. And I mean we really didn’t know a single person, but here we are showing up with a girl starting first grade with a terminal illness,” he says. Hayford and his wife Robin had decided to move to Spokane with their younger son Joseph after daughter Jayme, then 6, was diagnosed with leukemia. Hayford had been in his second year at the University of Sioux Falls. He had led USF, an NAIA school, to a program-best 22 wins, but Jayme’s illness meant they’d have to move for treatment. If it meant that Hayford had to give up coaching, he was ready to do that. Instead, he landed the head-coaching job at Whitworth University. At Whitworth, Hayford began winning immediately. Off the court, the coach’s family was having similar success. Jayme underwent treatment in Spokane and Seattle until she was in sixth grade, battling all the way. She’s about to hit her 10-year cancerfree anniversary. The family’s challenges resulted in a core group of friends in Spokane that Hayford has come to consider family. “Spokane loved us from the beginning, and we’ve tried to love Spokane back,” says ...continued on page 22



Coach Hayford cuts down the nets after a come-from-behind win against Montana gave the Eagles their first Big Sky Championship in more than a decade.

“THE MAN IN THE RED BLAZER,” CONTINUED... the coach. Hayford’s Whitworth teams were always at the top of their conference, and the coach recorded a 217-57 record during his time on the cozy, pine-tree-laden campus in north Spokane. His teams were always loaded with shooters and made trips to six NCAA D-III tournaments, including three Sweet Sixteens. At the end of the 2010-11 campaign, Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves made Hayford his new head basketball coach. “He’s one of only 13 coaches ever, I think, to go from D-III to Division I, but I’ve always thought that a great coach is capable of winning at all levels,” says Chaves. “He helps raise the level of all his programs with his tenacity and attitude.” n a recent afternoon, Hayford spends a lot of time pacing the floor of Eastern’s Reese Court with his hands rubbing his bald head. There are 16 days remaining until Eastern heads to Mississippi State for a nationally televised game on Nov. 13, and there’s still work to be done. Even after Venky Jois, the Australian senior forward who’s expected to be the conference’s premier player, throws



down a two-handed dunk in a five-on-five scrimmage, Hayford halts practice. The subsequent inbounds pass was lazy, and that doesn’t work. He’ll stop things again when redshirt freshman Will Ferris, a sharp guard with great touch, fails to use a ball screen correctly. When Ferris does it again, Hayford sends him to run lines, where assistants talk him up and lend high fives on his trips down the court. He does the same when lightning-quick sophomore guard Sir Washington lags up the floor. “Do you want to play fast?” he asks. Hayford’s coaching is Socratic like this. It’s almost all questions to his players, which he always calls by first name, never commands. And they answer, but there’s not much time to do it, because everything moves quickly in a Hayford practice. When the practice heats up and the players are executing, it’s something to behold. This afternoon, it’s threes on both ends, back and forth, then again on both ends. Everybody shoots the three, everybody sprints up and down, and you can taste the sort of excitement a style like this can engender. “I call it playing downhill and deep.

We like to tilt the court and come at you fast. That’s the downhill. Every year I’ve been a D-I coach, we’ve been in the top 10 of 3-pointers attempted. And that’s the deep,” he explains. The style was lauded by Basketball Hall of Famer and current SMU coach Larry Brown after the Eagles traveled to Dallas for a game last season. The legendary coach picked Hayford’s brain on the style, which the Eagles coach says was built gradually over years of teaching the game. However it came to be, it attracts players to Cheney who want to score, like Austin McBroom, who came to Eastern from Saint Louis University as a graduate transfer to finish his college career. McBroom loved the way Eastern’s guards get to score, but it was Hayford’s personality that sealed the deal. “He really cares about his guys. A lot of coaches say they love you, but this guy is serious. He makes it a family,” says the Los Angeles native. McBroom was one of the last recruits to SLU by the late Rick Majerus, a mentor to Hayford throughout his career until his death in 2012. The Eastern players get a lot of love from their coach, but it comes with a con-

dition of accountability. Hayford wants to know everyday, and from every player, when they’re done with class for the day. They text him to let him know. “I want to know that they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing, which is getting their education,” he says. Part of that education had the entire Eagles team out at Whitman Elementary in Spokane’s Hillyard area before a recent practice for the College Headed and Making Progress (CHAMPS) program that Hayford helped start with teacher Jodi Schock. CHAMPS teams a player with a specific student who they’ll mentor through high school. With his slender 6-5 frame wedged into a tiny desk, junior forward Felix Von Hofe helps a soft-spoken student with a worksheet on the subject of citizenship. “What does it mean to be a good citizen?” asks Von Hofe in his bouncy Australian accent. “Are you a good citizen if you help out your friends?” The kid nods. “Well, then, write it down!” says Von Hofe, named a co-captain of this year’s team. Behind them, Hayford looks on with a smile.

ive days after the Eagles had clinched their first NCAA tournament berth in 11 years, Hayford was standing outside the team bus in Portland, where Eastern would soon play Georgetown in the opening round. Because they could score at will and possessed the nation’s leading scorer, the Eagles were the trendy upset pick in a lot of brackets. It helped that Georgetown had an awful reputation for losing in the first round in recent years. He was on the phone with CBS Sports Radio firebrand Jim Rome. At the end of the call, Rome thanked him for calling in. But Hayford didn’t say goodbye. “We’re gonna win and talk again, Jim,” he told Rome before hanging up. Rome loved it. His team inside that bus loved it, too. They were listening to the interview and were going bonkers. But by that night, Hayford’s comment produced headlines like “Eastern Washington Coach Guarantees Win.” “I didn’t guarantee a win. What I said was, ‘We’re gonna win.’ I’ve said that to my team before every game I’ve ever played. I probably didn’t need to say it to Jim Rome and a national audience, though.” The Eagles didn’t fulfill Hayford’s prophecy, losing to Georgetown 84-74. The Eagles made nine 3-pointers, but Georgetown made 11 and Eastern struggled with the physicality of the Hoyas’ much bigger lineup. Hayford walked away with great memories and a taste of what his program could achieve. As an added bonus, he received a five-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $155,000 annually over the summer. Change came quickly after the loss to Georgetown when Harvey, who’d averaged 23.1 points per game as the nation’s leading scorer, announced he’d enter the NBA draft. Hayford was standing by his side when Harvey made the announcement and held no hard feelings about the sharpshooter forgoing his final year of eligibility. “Tyler was the bridge between here and Whitworth for me,” says Hayford, who recruited Harvey at Whitworth. “If Whitworth hadn’t been good enough, Tyler wouldn’t have come, and if Whitworth hadn’t been good enough, I wouldn’t have ended up at Eastern,” says Hayford. The story was recounted in numerous national publications as Harvey’s star rose in his final season at Eastern, but that doesn’t make it less Disney-movie ready. Hayford, as he tells it, was on a plane to California and ran into Frank Harvey, Tyler’s dad and a longtime college coach who Hayford had first met many years earlier as an assistant at then-NAIA Azusa Pacific, his alma mater. Frank told him that Tyler hadn’t received offers, but insisted that the kid could shoot the lights out. “By the end of the flight, I had my No. 1 recruit,” says Hayford. When Hayford was hired by Eastern just a year later, Harvey said he wanted to give Division I a shot, and Hayford told him, “Well, I’m giving Division I a shot, too, so you might as well come along.” With Harvey drafted by the Orlando Magic and starting the season with their D-League affiliate, things are different with the Eagles. Jois, still a thundering force under the basket, remains, but that’s about it. They lost starters Drew Brandon and Parker Kelly to graduation. Then forward Ognjen Miljkovic left the program, leaving Jois the lone returning starter. Hayford says he has the weapons his system needs. Von Hofe and Bogdan Bliznyuk, voted the Big Sky’s top freshman last season, will fill some of the gaps, as will McBroom, the transfer from Saint Louis. Then there’s Washington, arguably the team’s most athletic player, who spent a bulk of last season injured. There also are players with impressive stat lines who’ve transferred from junior colleges. “When we have our [Big Sky championship] ring ceremony at our home opener, there’s going to be a lot of guys on the side clapping,” says Hayford. “But this team will find its own identity.” He then offers another reminder that he doesn’t want to measure this season against last year’s campaign. Again, he doesn’t like comparisons. His program can speak for itself. “Let’s find our own niche,” he says. “Let’s be who we are.” 




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Kyle Wiltjer is getting preseason accolades unheard of at Gonzaga — and he’s ready to live up to the hype BY HOWIE STALWICK

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yle Wiltjer doesn’t talk much trash on the basketball court and doesn’t do a whole lot to draw attention to himself, besides playing the game with an inordinate amount of skill. Do not, however, mistake Wiltjer for someone afraid to speak his mind. Last year, before he ever played a game at Gonzaga, Wiltjer — who played on Kentucky’s 2012 national champions – said the Bulldogs could win it all in 2015. Gonzaga lost in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, but Wiltjer tells the Inlander he believes he can go out as a national champion this season as a senior.


INLANDER: For the second straight year, do you truly believe Gonzaga has a shot at the national title? WILTJER: I feel we have an even better chance. We have a really good team, and we also learned from our mistakes last year. The West Coast Conference doesn’t always get a lot of respect from the national media, so were you surprised when CBS Sports named you the National Preseason Player of the Year? Yeah, a little bit. It’s an honor. It’s definitely cool to see, because I’ve been working really hard. How close did you come to turning pro after last season? Not very close. I was just doing my due diligence, seeing if there was any opportunity. Just making sure I wasn’t passing up on any good opportunities. What did NBA people tell you about your prospects for the 2015 draft? I would probably be in the second round, but nothing is guaranteed in the second round, so I just wanted to come back and work on my game and hopefully get to the Final Four. I think the NBA draft will take care of itself.


Did you consider turning pro overseas? A little bit. My main goal is to play in the NBA, but definitely there are good opportunities over there. The crowds, talent and notoriety are often much greater at SEC schools like Kentucky than in the WCC. Did you ever find it difficult to get up for games last season? No, not at all. All our home games are crazy. It’s sold out every game. Then when we go on the road, everyone wants to beat us, so every game is a challenge, and every game the fans are out watching us. It’s been amazing. It’s definitely exceeded my expectations, because the fan support is unbelievable. As a McDonald’s All-American and a top-25 national recruit out of Jesuit High School in Portland, what schools were the finalists in the recruiting battle for you? Gonzaga, Kentucky, Texas, Cal and North Carolina. Why did you pick Kentucky? I just really wanted to win a national championship, and I wanted to really challenge myself, see where I stood against some of the best players in the nation. Why did you transfer? After all, you were the SEC Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore at Kentucky. I really wanted to either redshirt at Kentucky or transfer and redshirt to work on my game. Gonzaga has a really good program for redshirt players, and [Gonzaga’s offensive] system, it’s a little better fit for my game: I can play inside and out. They really develop their players, so that was big for me. 


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backcourt to graduation, Gonzaga is now testing the limits of Few’s take-on-the-world philosophy. Here’s a look at the top teams the Zags, armed with the frontcourt trifecta of Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Przemek Karnowski, will play, and where they’ll play them.

Pittsburgh Fri, Nov. 13 at 4 pm, ESPN Okinawa, Japan (5,929 miles from Spokane) Apparently, the Zags will go anywhere, even if they have to cross the Pacific. Pitt is down this season, picked to finish 10th in the tough ACC, but as this Armed Forces Classic matchup is this season’s first game that counts, played after an eight-hour flight, who knows what could happen?

Washington Wed, Nov. 25 at 9 am, ESPN Paradise Island, Bahamas (2,676 miles from Spokane) The Zags got the invitation to this year’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, as did UW, meaning that these in-state foes will renew their rivalry on foreign soil rather than just making the easy drive. Whatever. We’ll take it. If Gonzaga continues winning in the tournament, they could face No. 24 UConn, as well as Texas, Texas A&M and Michigan, all just outside the Top 25.

Arizona Sat, Dec. 5 at 12:15 pm, ESPN McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane The West Coast’s premier teams are finally coming to the Kennel. With the Wildcats currently ranked 10th in the nation, this will make for a blockbuster matchup, one of the biggest games ever played on the Gonzaga campus. Arizona lost Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson and T.J. McConnell to the NBA, but still has 7-footer Kaleb Tarczewski down low.

UCLA Sat, Dec. 12 at 7 pm, ESPN2 McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane In their third Pac-12 game in a span of 11 days (they visit WSU on Dec. 2), Gonzaga plays UCLA in Spokane in a reprise of last year’s Sweet Sixteen game. The Zags went to UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion last season, Wiltjer scoring 24 points in an 87-74 victory.

TENNESSEE Sat, Dec. 19 at 8 pm, ESPNU Key Arena, Seattle (282 miles from Spokane) The Battle in Seattle brings in an SEC opponent in 2015, an improvement in talent for the Westside classic in comparison to previous years. Tennessee is picked to finish near the bottom of the SEC, but you can expect former Texas coach Rick Barnes to have the Volunteers in shape.

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g n i w o gr ugs o c e h t rnie Kent makes more money than any basketball coach in Washington State University history. If $1.4 million a year seems like a lot of cash, consider how difficult it is to attract unusually tall, athletic young men to a school that hasn’t won a conference basketball title since 1941. You remember 1941. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio strung



Head coach: Ernie Kent 2014-15 record: 13-18 overall, 7-11 Pac-12 Preseason Pac-12 media poll: 12th Key returning players: F Josh Hawkinson, G Ike Iroegbu, W Que Johnson together his record 56-game hitting streak. And Washington State won the Pacific Coast (now Pac-12) Conference championship before losing to Wisconsin in the NCAA title game. Kent, the most energetic 60-yearold on planet Earth, wasn’t alive the last time the Cougars won a conference championship. He’s not foolish enough to predict his inexperienced


squad will change anything in that regard this season, but he’s not losing any sleep over the fact that WSU is the overwhelming “favorite” to finish last in the Pac-12, according to the league’s preseason media poll. “The media has no clue of who you’re bringing into your program,” Kent says, “because they’ve not followed these players that we’re bringing in the door. They have no clue as to what goes on during the summer because they’re not in the weight room with you. They’re not on the track running. They’re not in the pick-up games.” Kent speaks the truth. Still, the Cougars lost leading scorer DaVonté Lacy off a 13-18 team that tied for eighth in the Pac-12 at 7-11. Seven of the team’s 13 players are newcomers, and the Cougars might start three junior college transfers. Kent, beginning his 20th season as a college head coach, says he has “the best group of big guys I’ve ever coached.” Leading the way is junior forward Josh Hawkinson, who ranked 10th in the nation with a conferenceleading 10.8 rebounds per game last season. His scoring average (14.7)

ranked second on the Cougars and 11th in the conference, and his school-record 20 double-doubles (10 or more points and rebounds in a game) led the Pac-12 and ranked fourth nationally. Kent says Hawkinson is “our go-to guy, our team leader.” The coach is quick to add, “He has to get better defensively … he’s worked on that extremely hard.” Kent says Hawkinson’s numbers and playing time may drop a bit this season. Both men say that could be a good thing. “This team has a little more depth,” Hawkinson explains, “so I know there’s going to be a lot more guys behind me that can back me up.” Junior centers Conor Clifford and Valentine Izundu are transfers. Clifford, a 7-footer who starred on California’s state JC champions last season, is more gifted offensively than the defense-oriented Izundu, who saw little action in two years at Houston. Junior Ike Iroegbu (8.9 ppg) is set to start at his natural “2” guard position after starting at the point the second half of last season. JC transfer Charles Callison (“A really strong point guard, outstanding leadership,” Kent says) is battling former starter Ny Redding for a starting job. JC transfers Darrien King and Renard Suggs are talented 3-point gunners who are pushing junior Que Johnson for a starting wing spot. Viont’e Daniels, the state Class 4A Player of the Year at Federal Way High School, is another perimeter threat. Forward Robert Franks was an honorable mention all-state pick at Vancouver’s Evergreen High last season. The Cougars’ lone seniors, post Junior Longrus and forward Brett Boese (from Shadle Park in Spokane), again figure to fight for playing time. Kent acknowledges there will be growing pains with so many new players. “They’re a very talented basketball team,” he insists. 


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HOPING TO DANCE AGAIN After a memorable run in the NCAAs last year, Gonzaga’s women look to top that feat BY FRANNY WRIGHT espite a shaky end to the 2014-15 regular season and a loss to Brigham Young in the WCC semifinals, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team more than proved they were deserving of their NCAA tournament bid. Led by first-year head coach Lisa Fortier, the Zags beat 6th-seeded George Washington 82-69 in the first round and 3rd seed Oregon State 76-64 in the second round to reach the Sweet Sixteen. The Zags were the aggressors for a majority of their matchup against second-seeded Tennessee, but ultimately the Vols’ accuracy from the free-throw line led them to a 73-69 win over the Zags in overtime. What does all of that mean for this upcoming season? Fortier’s high level of coaching, acknowledged by far more than Zag fans, earned her the Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award. Her familiarity with the Zags’ program, after serving as coordinator of basketball operations for two years and assistant coach for seven more, was evident in her smooth transition into her new role. The Zags have won the past 11 regular-season WCC titles, and this year received six of nine firstplace votes in the coaches’ poll, making them the 2015-16 WCC preseason favorite. Though the Zags graduated two strong



shooters — Sunny Greinacher and Keani Albanez — seniors Elle Tinkle and Shelby Cheslek have established themselves as big presences on the court; both have been named to the preseason All-WCC team. Tinkle averaged 11.7 points per game last season and was named to the all-WCC first team; Cheslek was third in the conference in blocks at 1.6 per game, fourth in rebounds at 8.2 per game. Gonzaga Prep’s Laura Stockton, Head coach: Lisa Fortier daughter of 2014-15 record: 26-8, 16-2 WCC Zags legend Preseason WCC poll: 1st and NBA Hall Key returning players: G Elle of Famer John Tinkle, C Shelby Cheslek Stockton, is a freshman on this year’s team. Kiara Kudron returns after redshirting last season; as a sophomore, she boasted the team’s highest field-goal percentage. The Zags play eight of their 12 non-conference games in the Kennel, though some of the matchups won’t be easy. Stanford won the Pac-12 tournament last season, North Carolina made it to the Sweet Sixteen and Dayton lost to eventual national champion Connecticut in the Elite Eight. “It is going to be one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country,” says Fortier. “We wanted to test ourselves early in order to help prepare us for conference and postseason play.” The Zags tip off against Carroll College in an exhibition game at the Kennel on Nov. 6 at 6 pm; the regular season begins a week later at at home against Air Force (Nov. 13, 6 pm). It’s the Zags’ first-ever game against the Falcons. 


SAIL ON Whitworth’s Pirates want to build on their winning ways BY MAX CARTER oming off its fourth straight Northwest Conference championship, Whitworth has no reason not to expect continued excellence: The Pirates have gone 100-18 under head coach Matt Logie, making him the quickest Division III coach to reach 100 victories. With a deep, experienced core and a small but talented freshman class, Logie and the Pirates will look to build on their success last season. At the helm will be senior guard George Valle, junior guard Kenny Love and junior forward Christian Jurlina. Together, the three upperclassmen averaged 38 points, 13.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game last year; Logie looks for more of the same this season. “We have a lot of returning pieces that have


WHITWORTH PIRATES Head coach: Matt Logie 2014-15 record: 25-4 (15-1 Northwest Conference) Preseason national ranking: 3rd in poll, 10th in DIII News poll Key returning players: G George Valle, F Christian Jurlina, G Kenny Love

an opportunity to build on what we accomplished last year,” Logie says. “With the way that we play, having those experienced guards is a real advantage to what we are trying to accomplish.” Valle, a contributor for Logie since his freshman year, blossomed into a key piece of the offense last season. That being said, the senior from Bellevue, Washington, wants to be a more dynamic player this year. “I only attempted one (3-point shot) per game last year, which didn’t really allow us to spread the floor like we wanted to,” Valle said. “This summer, I really got up a lot of makes so that I could try to shoot 40 percent or better from three this year.” Love, last season’s NWC Player of the Year, has worked hard this offseason to be physically prepared. Aside from those physical skills, the junior from Santa Rosa, California, has also been focused on growing as a leader and helping the team bond. “It’s been fun relying less on the coaches and more on each other to do things the right way,” Love said. “As opposed to having to come together — we already did that last year, so we have been able to focus more on growing together as a unit.” The Pirates haven’t advanced past the second round of the Division III NCAA tournament since the 2012-13 season, and for Logie and his squad, the NWC championships, the awards, the winning records, they don’t mean anything. The Pirates have their eyes set on a D-III NCAA title. “There is definitely a feeling of some unfinished business,” says Valle. 

RELOADING ON THE PALOUSE Still getting used to returning to the Big Sky, Idaho is hoping to make its mark BY DAN NAILEN he Idaho Vandals’ return to the Big Sky conference for men’s hoops after nearly 20 years away came with the expected advantages, like shorter road trips and the re-engagement of historic rivalries. But head coach Don Verlin acknowledges being “a little disappointed” in how his team did, ending up in seventh place last year. “The standards at the University of Idaho are a lot higher than what we finished last year,” Verlin says, “and we hope to obviously do a lot better this year.” It won’t be easy, considering the squad lost four starters, including some serious firepower in the departed Connor Hill, Mike Scott and Sekou Wiggs. But the team also has nine players returning, many who logged Head coach: Don Verlin significant minutes 2014-15 record: 13-17 during a season that overall, 8-10 Big Sky saw the Vandals Preseason Big Sky hang tough through coaches poll: 8th three nail-biters with Key returning players: conference champs F Arkadiy Mkrtychyan, Eastern Washington, G Perrion Callandret, G and beat both teams Victor Sanders picked to win the Big Sky this year, Montana and Weber State, in addition to taking down their Palouse neighbors, Washington State. “I’ve been really impressed how, since the end of the season last year, some of our returning guys — [Perrion] Callandret, [Arkadiy] Mkrtychyan and [Victor] Sanders — have really picked up the pace and worked hard to be the best they could be, all the way from spring through summer and into our fall workouts,” Verlin says. “Callandret has been here two years and has the ability to be one of the best guards in the Big Sky conference. I’d be shocked if he’s not. Those guys are really taking up the challenge and seeing the future, and saying, ‘Hey, this is our time.’” Verlin believes this year’s team has the best chemistry of any of his Vandal squads so far, with the returning regulars and newcomers like University of San Diego transfer and Spokane native Chris Sarbaugh adding a nice dose of experienced leadership to help the team tackle the challenges ahead. Chief among those is the team’s ability to play tough defense and win on the road. Last season, the Vandals were 11-3 in Moscow (7-2 in conference home games),



but struggled on the road, going 2-12 overall and 1-8 on Big Sky trips. Verlin knows that conference champions typically manage at least a .500 record on the road, and there’s only so much a coach can do to help the team get ready to compete in enemy territory. “We have a road routine, but ultimately it comes down to the players, in taking ownership of what it takes to win on the road,” Verlin says. “If you’re going to be a conference champion, you have to be one of the best defensive teams. The team that wins the conference, they’re able to take their defense on the road and hold people down on their home court. Since I’ve been at the University of Idaho, we haven’t had a problem scoring the ball. It’s been our ability to defend, especially on the road. It’s obviously been a focus in the preseason.” With five of their first six games on the road, we won’t have to wait long to see if Verlin’s lessons have been taken to heart. 


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Shann Ray has written a great American novel, and that might not even be the most impressive thing about him BY MIKE BOOKEY


t’s just three days before Shann Ray’s first novel is set to hit bookstores, and you’d think that there might be at least a hint of apprehension or nervousness emanating from the author when he sits down for a beer at a neighborhood brewery. It helps that the book, American Copper, has already received glowing reviews from Esquire magazine and Library Journal, and been praised by fellow writers including Sherman Alexie and Dave Eggers. But really, it could be argued that publishing an acclaimed novel isn’t even the most remarkable thing that Ray (whose actual name is Shann Ferch) has done in his 48 years. He’s still one of the greatest basketball players ever to come out of Montana and had a stellar college career. He even played professionally in Germany for a while. But then Ray became a marriage and family psychologist, and that became his life. Eventually, he started teaching at Gonzaga as a professor of leadership and forgiveness studies. And then, about 15 years ago, he took up writing. ...continued on next page

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Shann Ray’s American Copper is already receiving critical acclaim.


“RENAISSANCE MAN,” CONTINUED... “I think it looks weird from the outside. It looks like I’m doing all these things, but in reality it sort of unfolded in small steps,” says Ray. “I do love silence, quietness, wilderness, but I’m also into 10-year projects.” He’s serious about that. Becoming a skilled point guard who could shoot the lights out from three-point range and drive the lane for a dunk was his first long-term pursuit, and taught Ray the worth of slow, deliberate focus. “Basketball taught me about deep discipline and being precision-oriented. And with everything else, I think I’ve always loved the long journey of studying,” says Ray. American Copper is the result of another long-range pursuit, one that Ray began first by writing short stories for his counseling clients, stories that were essentially healing parables. That took him to a slow-burn MFA at Eastern Washington University, where he chipped away at the degree while still teaching at Gonzaga and continuing his counseling practice. But the book is not divorced from Ray’s other areas of interest. It’s heavy, if not almost singular, regarding the notion of forgiveness, and it’s also thick with family struggles. The novel, set in Montana between the 1860s and 1930s, brings together seemingly divergent characters and their experiences in the booming new West of the time. There’s the daughter of a copper baron, a brawny bull rider and a Cheyenne cattle roper who comes from a line of peace chiefs. The first section is an enthralling yet brutal read. There’s family loss and personal struggle, but the most lasting images are Ray’s description of the Sand Creek Massacre, a real-life event in 1864 in which as many as 163 Cheyenne and Arapaho villagers — at least two-thirds of them women and children — were brutally murdered and mutilated by a Colorado Territory militia. “I wanted this to be a love song to Montana, but also to the nation, to say that inside our amnesia and deep atrocities, we can find forgiveness,” says Ray. The forgiveness in American Copper is gor-

geous and beautifully wrought, as these characters, all with their own baggage and pain, come together. The writing evokes the greats of the Western genre, as do the lengthy, pastoral passages Ray delivers about long horse rides into the hills, and the influence of the early railroads, and all the good and bad that was required to build them. It’s a Western, for sure, but Ray thinks it’s more than that. “I wanted to disrupt and fracture the Western genre with postcolonial thought, because we have this colonial amnesia, especially when it comes to white-privilege community,” he says. Although his studies and academic writings prepared him with ample historical background, Ray nevertheless found himself buried in research in order to make American Copper a reality. He dug into the history of copper mining and that of Butte, Montana, the fascinating and sin-laden Western boom town with an abyss-like mine that was providing as much as 60 percent of the world’s electrical conduit. “There was a ton of research. It’s a bigger project, to be as honorable as you can to all the things that have gone on,” he says. To celebrate the novel’s release, Ray has called in Alexie, the Spokane native and literary superstar (and funniest stand-up comedian who isn’t actually a stand-up comedian), to host a show at the Bing Crosby Theater. Accompanying readings of the book are musical compositions from the novel’s era, played by a group that includes Ray’s wife, Jennifer. He hopes that helps the audience get a more complete feel of this big, full-hearted book. “I think there’s a certain grace involved in anybody reading anybody else’s work. The writers I know are always so thankful of the connection between writers and readers,” says Ray. “I feel art in its central essence is about love and connection, intimacy.”  Shann Ray’s American Copper book release with Sherman Alexie • Tue, Nov. 10, at 7 pm • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague



Karen Mobley was honored with the inaugural Mobley Arts Impact Award. KRISTEN BLACK PHOTO


n the night before Halloween, Spokane’s creative community celebrated the Spokane Arts Awards — in costume, of course — at McKinstry Innovation Station. The Leadership award went to Jerry and Patty Dicker, who in addition to owning the Bing Crosby Theater and the Modern Theater, have also heavily invested in a number of other arts-related institutions around town. Ginger Ewing, a co-founder of Terrain and Window Dressing, took home the Inclusion award, while the Collaboration prize went to Saranac Art Projects. The Imagination award was bestowed upon Sharma Shields, author of the critically

lauded novel The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. Karen Mobley, pictured above with Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, was recognized with the inaugural Mobley Arts Impact Award, which will now be presented to those who, like Mobley, have devoted a lifetime to advocating for the arts. Also announced at the event was Spokane’s new poet laureate, Laura Read, whose poems have been widely published in a number of journals. Read is a writing instructor at both Spokane Falls Community College and the Salish Schools of Spokane.

TV Z NATION USES LOCAL TALENT Most locals are aware that Spokane is the site of filming for Syfy’s zombie apocalypse drama, Z Nation. The show has created jobs while putting the region on the map as a viable setting for the film industry. Things got even more local during the series’ second season of filming, with two Spokane directors each taking the helm of an episode. Having both worked as creative heads since the show’s first season, Jason McKee and Juan Mas were asked by Z Nation’s showrunners to oversee direction of episodes nine and 10, respectively, for the current season. McKee’s episode airs this Friday. In a special event to help support the work of the Washington Film PAC, the Garland Theater is hosting a big-screen showing of that episode on Nov. 6 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door for a $10 suggested donation to support the bipartisan film industry lobby group. (CHEY SCOTT)


TV The mysterious film reel shows an entirely different world: the U.S. actually wins World War II. The country isn’t divided into the Great Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States; the two realms divided by the neutral Rocky Mountain states. This is the premise of Amazon’s new original series THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. The first two episodes are now streaming, and the full, 10-episode season is set for a Nov. 20 release. Based on the popular dystopian/sci-fi novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, this story begins in 1962. A young woman in San Francisco suddenly comes to possess the aforementioned film reel, an illicit item passed between members of the resistance. She then travels to the neutral zone to deliver it to another agent. But, of course, nothing is as it seems. MUSIC Los Angeles electroindustrial rockers HEALTH broke onto the scene back in 2007 when Crystal Castles remixed their track “Crimewave.” Though often pegged in the subgenre of racket or noise music — HEALTH’s previous albums are definitely frantic and fast — the band’s latest record, DEATH MAGIC, takes a more melodic approach. The clattering drums and throbbing electronic beats of past records are still there, but the monotonic vocals are soft in contrast to the frenetic guitars and synth carrying each song forward. DEATH MAGIC shows a refined application of lyrics to melody, attesting to time spent perfecting their sound. GAME Hurry, climb aboard your bubblegum-pink spaceship — it’s time to save the world from evil space robots and constellations turned to living beasts! Fire up the lasers and don’t bump into bad guys, or your ship will start to crack. In the long-anticipated LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS SPACETIME, the co-op space shooter released earlier this fall by Asteroid Base, you and a (human) friend, or you and an A.I. space pet, are tasked with traveling through the galaxy to save its adorable animal residents who’ve been imprisoned by “Anti-Love” forces. With randomly generated levels on each mission and cool customization options for your spaceship, Lovers — available for Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux, stays fresh, frantic and fun. n



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hey’re on stage clowning around. Wearing an assortment of oversized curly wigs, hats and polka-dot bow ties, the players burst into Cole Porter’s “Be A Clown.” They breeze through the chorus, but the verses prove tricky. The piano accompanist plugs on anyway. “Oh, let’s try that again,” says show codirector Carol Roberts to the six other actors lining the edge of the tiny stage framed with a red curtain. Tonight, at the downtown Wallace Sixth Street Melodrama Theatre, performers are rehearsing for Curtain Call: A Vaudeville Revue, a variety show of favorite songs, jokes, tap dances and skits from the theater’s 32 years in business. This is a rarity, as the theater normally stages melodramas — a genre, especially popular in the 1800s, known for hyper-sensationalism, improvisation and stereotypical characters (think Snidely Whiplash from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, who constantly ties damsels to train tracks). Melodramas commonly have two titles, such as this summer’s Sixth Street original show The Trouble With the Theatre OR Why Are You Acting Like That? The first Sixth Street scripts, in the early ’80s, dramatized miners’ lives in the Silver Valley. Ever since, local actors and directors have mostly written their own family-friendly shows, meaning they don’t pay show royalties, just a music licensing fee for songs used. In the summers, when historic Wallace is overflowing with tourists, the theater is open nearly every day. During the school year, they offer shorter runs, and also a regular play or musical. Tonight, a crowd has gathered from across the Silver Valley for this special revue. There

were no auditions; these are all folks who’ve helped shape the theater, through the years of plenty and the more prevalent years of barely scraping by.


Elvira stands in the spotlight, wrapped in a bushy feather boa. A bespectacled Ken Bartle croons lovingly to the cardboard cutout: “I’d rather dive into a swimming pool filled with double-edged razor blades / Than spend one more minute with you.” The darkened 87-seat theater fills with laughter from the other actors. The original “Weird Al” Yankovic tune is a comical choice for the Lutheran pastor in his 60s from Pinehurst, Idaho. He’s not afraid to do much for laughs. In one melodrama last year, he played a brother and sister. His stage entrance in a dress received the heartiest chuckles from his Our Savior Lutheran Church congregants in the audience. Bartle says he doesn’t usually participate in the theater’s summer productions; he needs time to ride his Harley-Davidson, after all. “This is all just part of my personality,” Bartle says. “It’s the best way to get this all out.”


They say there’s a ghost here. Of course, thespians are notoriously superstitious and the building has been standing for well over a century, miraculously surviving multiple fires. This supposed spirit is one of the workers from the brothel which used to occupy this space — just one of many brothels from Wallace’s sordid past. “I can’t believe there’s a ghost here. I’m here

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by myself a lot of the time,” says Sixth Street veteran Paul Roberts, husband to Carol and also the Kellogg High School drama teacher. Walking around the theater’s second floor, he shows off the bedrooms that have been turned into dressing and costume rooms. There’s one pantry-size room specifically for hats. The largest space at the end of the long, chilly corridor, which would have belonged to the madam, houses props. Even though the theater has occupied the building for 30 years, Paul says passersby have inquired if the upstairs is still open for business. It is not.


In the past year and a half, the theater has undergone a major transformation. They’ve cleaned up. Theater manager Sean Shelley, a Wallace native with a boyish face, has overseen the project with the help of many local volunteers. “Some upstairs rooms you couldn’t even walk into,” says Shelley, who has written three shows. “We had no idea what we had in the basement, and then we ended up finding some brand-new power tools.” Now people can walk through the building without tripping, and the theater is saving money. They’ve uncovered clothes with the tags still on and strange props from old performances. “We recently found a sign that said ‘White Slaves,’” Shelley says. “I don’t even want to know what that’s about.”

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Rick Shaffer, the self-appointed Prime Minister of Wallace, hasn’t been in a production since 2005. But tonight, after a bit of a warmup, he’s back in the theater groove. “I have absolutely no talent,” says Shaffer, who owns multiple hotels in town. “But I’m an adrenaline junkie, and that thrill you get when you’re about to grab a doorknob and to make an entrance on stage, that energy is incredible.” He recalls shows where everything went wrong. Once, the backdrop began falling down and he had to prop it up with his 6-foot-8-inch frame. There was another time, 30 minutes before a show, that he took over a role for someone who called in sick. He walked around stage with the lines in hand. He says the awkward moments are what bind the Sixth Street performers together. “This is small-town stuff at its best,” Shaffer says. “The show must always go on.”  Curtain Call: A Vaudeville Review • Fri-Sun, Nov. 6-22, Fri and Sat at 7 pm; Sun at 2 pm • $15/$13 seniors, students, military • Sixth Street Melodrama Theatre • 212 Sixth St., Wallace, Idaho • • 208-752-8871

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exchange a knowing glance and go back below decks, your bearings momentarily restored. With the rest, you fight them with the same futility a ship fights the waves. You fire shot after shot. Whole volleys. Six shots at a time, sometimes. Every vodka Red Bull, every Jäger bomb is a salvo: This is the one that will hit him below the waterline, make him turn keel and call for his tab. BY ZACH HAGADONE Sink the menace, salvage his scrap and hold fast until you send the last of them to the cold dark, where they’ll sink and finally lay down. orking the bar is like going to war on Then it’s so silent you can hear the boards a ship. Scurrying down that narrow creaking. You peer through the gloom at the flotgangway between taps, bottles and sam — crushed plastic cups from when you ran bar top; bumping, stretching, snatching, scribout of clean glassware, straws, napkins, so many bling, grabbing, pouring, sorting and shouting. lime and lemon wedges, the occasional slick of Shoveling drinks over the side in a demented vomit. The air is still hot and stinking of spiced bailing; fighting the chaos that threatened to overrum, aspartame, sweat, cologne and perfume. whelm the whole operation. You could drown if The ammunition has run low but the plunder you aren’t careful. has been good. The people stack up like It’s strange to round the waves, surging from unknown D I S T I L L E D bar and walk the floor, pull the depths in their thousands of stools and chairs and remember pounds of screaming pressure. A SHOT OF LIFE each as orders. This one was the Egos, moods, agendas smashing sonofabitch who wanted four Duck Farts. This against the wood, second by second. You could one was that leering tourist who tried to teach feel the rocking, pounding rhythm of the crush; you how to make “the perfect” Long Island ice its ebbs and flows driven by some mindless tea. This one thought she was at a wine bar and violent impulse. kept asking for samples. “What a helluva way to make a living,” one Sweep and swab. The toilets are a disgrace. of those old guys says. Those sweet, headWash and wash and wash your hands. Pour shaking old guys who order bottled beer and near-boiling water on everything. Rearm the know exactly what it costs and pay cash and tip coolers, check the kegs and pull fresh fifths from at least a dollar for every drink. Their kind are the storeroom. Don’t worry about cutting new like lighthouse keepers for bartenders — someone fruit. Get the glassware cleaned and stowed. with whom to surface, safe, and breathe. You

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Fine wine doesn’t come to mind when you think of Idaho, but that could soon change BY TARYN PHANEUF


n the steep, narrow canyons of the LewisClark Valley, cold air slides downhill along the ground, draining low enough and fast enough to protect grapevines from disease and frost. Producers in the region are aware that few people expect wine from Idaho, but that hasn’t stopped them from winning awards over the years. With 81 acres of grapes in 16 vineyards and the potential for many more, growers and economic developers await federal designation as an American Viticultural Area — a distinction that could open the door to more grapes and more money in the region. Grape growers have a long and interrupted

history in the valley. Lewiston housed the first vineyards in all of Idaho in the 1860s. In 1872, a French immigrant farmer named Louis Delsol imported grape cuttings and set up a vineyard on two acres, where he produced the first of Lewiston’s wines, according to Nez Perce County Historical Society documents. “This was kind of the heart of grape growing in the Northwest,” says Melissa Sanborn of Colter’s Creek Vineyard and Winery in Juliaetta, Idaho. ‘Then it sort of died off.” During Prohibition, growers uprooted vines and planted fruit orchards. Wine grapes didn’t return to the state until the 1970s, but this time

the industry grew in the Snake River Valley near Boise before returning to Lewiston. Across the border, vineyards in Clarkston that are characteristically distinct from those in Walla Walla thrive again after about 100 years of dormant industry. Growers like Sanborn think designating the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA will help the region realize its potential. Granted by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, AVAs are selected based on distinguishing features and clear boundaries. Once an area is officially named, wineries there can take advantage of special bottle labels that highlight the origin of their grapes and pro-

Colter’s Creek Vineyard and Winery in Juliaetta, Idaho.


mote the region. In Lewiston, the process began in 2009 and included local vineyards, the Idaho Wine Commission and the Clearwater Economic Development Association. Designation seems certain but won’t be official until early 2016, Sanborn says. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed it doesn’t go too far past winter,” she says. “People start bottling after the first of the year through spring. Once the AVA is approved, we can label everything. Everyone wants to cash in on that label.” Deb Smith, a CEDA economic development specialist, says a growing wine industry in the region draws tourists with growers and winemakers. That means more jobs and money pouring into the local economy. With the right attention, growth could happen soon, she says. “I can’t wait for 10 years down the road to see where we’re at,” Smith says. “I expect by May 2017 that we will see a couple new vineyards, potentially a new winery and definitely an increase in tourism.” SPOKANE The proposed AVA would annex part of an area in Washington that includes Clarkston. CLARKSTON It requests that the LEWISTON 11-million-acre Columbia Valley AVA shrink by 57,019 acres, which, in part, houses Basalt Cellars Winery. While he’s on board now, Basalt Cellars co-owner The Lewis-Clark Valley American Rick Wasem says Viticultural Area would include about he wasn’t involved 300,000 acres around Lewiston. in initial discussions that will likely result in his altered AVA membership. He proposed expanding or overlapping with the Columbia Valley. That doesn’t stop him from thinking the Lewis-Clark Valley deserves recognition. “There’s good fruit being produced and more vineyards going in,” he says. A trained geologist, Wasem understands the details that distinguish his grapes and, subsequently, his wine. In this summer’s heat, Basalt’s grapes grew thicker skin to retain water, which contributed to more concentrated flavors and colors, he says. Smaller berries allowed for open clusters, giving each grape an equal chance for even sun and color. More than an aesthetic, these factors add and protect flavor of the wine made from these grapes, he says. Generally, the more than 300,000 acres included in the LewisClark Valley AVA share distinguishing features like a temperate climate, steep slopes, and similar elevation, but some elements aren’t uniform. Wasem says a vineyard within view of his accumulates about twice as much rain and has temperatures about five degrees cooler. These microclimates present possibilities for growing different grapes that local winemakers would benefit from. To Sanborn, this is the true potential of the region. Colter’s Creek Winery supplements their grapes with some that grow in southern Idaho, but wants to make wine that’s completely from the Lewis-Clark Valley. For that, Sanborn needs more growers who may be able to grow varieties she doesn’t. While her vineyard may be too hot for Chardonnay, she thinks it would grow well at a site 10 miles away. “I haven’t come across a growing area like it,” Sanborn says of the valley. “It’s pretty remarkable. Everyone thinks Idaho is cold. … We’re at the lowest point in the state and one of the hottest points in the state. It’s this little nook tucked in the Idaho-Washington border. The wines from here — I can taste it in them.” n

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expand, so teaming up with a partner, and a local one, at that, is key for No-Li to keep up with increased demand “We’ve driven every block of Spokane selling this beer, so it was a priority for us to brew it and keep it in Spokane, and we were able to work it out,” R E S TA U R A N T says Bryant, adding FINDER that his brewers will Looking for a new place to be on site at Orlison to eat? Search the region’s brew, but on Orlison’s most comprehensive bar equipment. and restaurant guide at For Orlison’s Orlin Reinbold, contracting his space to No-Li was a win-win decision, even if his own brewery is also undergoing considerable expansion. “We’re moving that many more barrels of beer through our brewery, which helps our overhead, and we’re also helping No-Li,” says Reinbold. “But I think my brewers will also learn from their brewers.” Reinbold says that Orlison beer is now making its way into the Carolinas as well as Canada, but that they’ll be able to keep up with demand even while sparing some time for No-Li. But No-Li is looking to expand their production capabilities in the next two years, with an eye on making the step to becoming a true regional brewery.



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ou always hear about the collegial nature of the Inland Northwest’s craft brewing scene. The brewers are mostly all friends who love each other’s beer and are known to lend a helping hand when needed, but it seems that No-Li Brewhouse and Orlison Brewing Co. have taken things to the next level.

Last week it was announced that No-Li would be brewing out at Orlison’s Airway Heights production facility in order to roll out a 12-ounce can of their Born & Raised IPA, which has essentially become No-Li’s flagship brew. No-Li’s John Bryant said his company’s Logan neighborhood brewery is at capacity and unable to

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Marketplace opens in Cheney, hoping to cover a lot of bases BY QUINN WESTERN


yellow building sitting on a busy street in Cheney is a new spot for brunch, drinking and picking up local honey and salsa. The chairs in the restaurant half are occupied by locals and college students; the other half is a store shelving deli meat, baked goods, pumpkins and locally made soap. Marketplace was originally north of Spokane in Deer

Park, but owners Lori and Kelly Musgrave moved to Cheney after numerous requests from locals and to be closer to home. It is a restaurant, a marketplace selling local goods, a bar and a bakery all in one, with the goal of being a farmers market available through the whole year. “People still want to get their fresh cow’s milk, fresh salsa and fresh bread,” said Lori Musgrave.

This allows for the farmers to do well year-round, she said, as well as meet the demand for local products. “You can see how popular our honey is this week,” she said, pointing at the nearly empty cabinet. Marketplace has been open only a few weeks, with a grand opening coming later this month, and has a few more finishing touches to add. In the works are an alumni room sporting a mural of Eastern Washington University, a big screen for game-watching and memorabilia from Eastern and local high schools. There also are plans for a patio that will sit on First Street, which they hope to build and have packed full by St. Patrick’s Day. As for now, Marketplace is serving up breakfast and lunch with a full espresso bar, a full bar stocked with local wines and beers, and brunch on weekends. They hope to have a dinner menu soon. One of the most popular breakfast items is the heart attack sandwich — sausage, egg, bacon, ham and cheese, smothered with gravy, all slammed between two slices of bread. The brunch menu changes, but so far it has included pumpkin-stuffed French toast, breakfast lasagna and pumpkin pancakes with whipped cream. I would tell you about one of the most popular desserts, but I ate it too quickly, although the manager said it was a caramel apple cheese bar ($3). All I remember is that it was crumbly, and sort of the French Apple pie you wish your grandmother made. “Because Cheney doesn’t have comfort food, that’s what we’re hoping to bring [as well as] sustainability,” Musgrave said. n Marketplace • 1011 First St., Cheney • Open Tue-Fri, 7 am to 6 pm; Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm • • 979-1051



Good Old Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie celebrates the original spirit of its creator BY SCOTT RENSHAW


he Peanuts Movie by Schulz” reads the title card of the new animated feature based on the beloved comic strip — and it feels like there’s something of a dare in that designation. On one hand, the creators could argue that it’s literally correct, in that two of the three credited screenwriters are Craig Schulz and Bryan Schulz, the son and grandson, respectively, of Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz. But the implication is that this is a feature to which the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus would give a nod of approval. “This isn’t just a crass capitalization on a familiar brand,” those two additional words say to us. “Sure, it’s 3-D CGI animation instead of hand-drawn. But trust us.” In a sense, it’s clear from the outset that director Steve Martino (Ice Age: Continental Drift) isn’t interested in shaking up the Peanuts universe too radically. These kids still occupy an adult-free world, one where Snoopy still writes his novels on a manual typewriter, people still call one another on rotary phones, and children still go outside to play on a snow day. The characters aren’t just frozen at the same grade-school age; they’re frozen in 1965. That means Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp) is still hapless and anxiety-ridden, and it’s from that basic foundation that the story emerges. The Little RedHaired Girl has just moved into town, and Charlie Brown is simultaneously desperate to impress her, and terrified of actually interacting with her. So he embarks on a series of likely doomed endeavors to prove his worth: entering the school talent show; learning to dance so he can dazzle at a school event; binge-reading War and Peace so he can write the most erudite book report in third-grade history. Martino and his Schulz-led writing team bounce deftly between the various episodic misadventures, looking for a tone that’s more in


keeping with the gentle adventure of previous big-screen before everything had to be frantic and madcap. Peanuts movies like Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown and Bon It feels a bit frustrating, then, that The Peanuts Movie Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!) than with the spends as much time as it does on its nudging bits of fan classic holiday TV specials. That means extra time for service. It’s one thing to honor the creative team that Snoopy’s fantasy confrontations flying his doghouse into brought previous Peanuts adventures to life by having battle with the Red Baron — where he attempts to rescue The Little Red-Haired Girl’s family arrive via “Mendela poodle pilot named Fifi (Kristin Cheson & Melendez Moving,” or noweth) — and a couple of more extended using Vince Guaraldi’s jazzy THE PEANUTS MOVIE bumbling chase/action sequences. It may be piano themes and the late Bill Rated G weird to see Charlie Brown’s squiggly foreMelendez’s voice as Snoopy and Directed by Steve Martino lock rendered in 3-D animation, but it does Woodstock. But there’s no real Starring Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley feel like The Peanuts Movie embraces the more point to an almost word-forBelle Miller relaxed pacing of family films from an era word repeat of Lucy’s (Hadley Belle Miller) reaction to being licked by Snoopy, or showing the characters dancing the same iconic steps — Shermy’s shrug-shuffle, Frieda’s giddy swing — familiar from A Charlie Brown Christmas. This isn’t a movie that begs for the kind of selfawareness that shows Charlie Brown picking out his clothes from a closet filled with nothing but yellow shirts adorned with black zigzags. Instead, it’s a movie that really does honor Schulz’s idea that children had complex interior lives, and his respect for integrity. Charlie Brown may forever be getting knocked over on the mound by every pitch he throws, or tangled up in the Kite-Eating Tree, but as he says at one point here, “Charlie Brown is not a quitter.” The plot, loose though it may be, keeps a focus on the notion of Charlie Brown finding himself in his embarrassing situations because of everything that’s good and decent about him. He’s the counterpoint to Lucy’s aggressive narcissism, a demonstration of Schulz’s idea that Charlie Brown wasn’t just a character, but that he had character. While The Peanuts Movie succeeds at being amusing and engaging for all ages, it’s perhaps just as important that it also succeeds at being “by Schulz.” 


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Childhood friends Jess (Drew Barrymore) and Milly (Toni Collette) think they have been through it all, but when Milly is diagnosed with breast cancer, they find themselves running the gamut of friendship. Filled with emotion and relevant discussion on the very real effects that cancer has on so many lives and relationships, Barrymore and Collette paint a picture of love and resiliency in the face of fear. In the same way that a brain-damaged Barrymore made you laugh and cry in 50 First Dates, the spunky, energetic duo of Jess and Milly bring the feeling throughout. (MC) Rated PG-13


The Little Red-Haired Girl has just moved into town, and Charlie Brown is simultaneously desperate to impress her, and terrified of actually interacting with her. So he embarks on a series of likely doomed endeavors to prove his worth: entering the school talent show; learning to dance so he can dazzle at a school event; binge-reading War and Peace so he can write the most erudite book report in third-grade history. (SR) Rated G




Black Mass tells the story of notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, played here by Johnny Depp. The cast



In 2004, CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) found out when they lost their jobs and their careers due to a 60 Minutes story regarding President George W. Bush’s military service. Citing documents detailing Bush’s absence from service and his AWOL status, Rather and Mapes faced a sea of criticism and doubt that they never foresaw. Supported by actors including Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace, this true story provides a timely commentary on First Amendment rights and truth in journalism. At Magic Lantern (MC) Rated




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In the immediate aftermath of the events of Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) has gone rogue, chasing hints of a big bad guy around the globe, while back in London, the new M (Ralph Fiennes) is battling with C (Andrew Scott), who is about to launch a new blanket electronic surveillance scheme that will replace the 00 program: something about drone warfare being more efficient than spies with a license to kill. (MJ) Rated PG-13




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struggles with their Boston accents and Depp’s performance is lacking in energy, even if there are some menacingly exciting scenes. As a gangster flick it’s OK, but doesn’t do justice to the insanity that was Bulger’s life. (MB) Rated R


Set in 1957, it’s the fact-based story of how Jim Donovan (Tom Hanks) came to be assigned as the public defender for Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Russian spy facing possible execution for espionage. The prosecution and judge want the appearance of a fair trial that holds up America’s ideals during the peak of the Cold War, but they don’t really care about whether it’s actually fair. (SR) Rated PG-13


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What do you get when Bradley Cooper plays a successful, party-boy chef who blows his career on drugs and alcohol? You get a lot of yelling, overplayed drama and close-ups of Cooper’s glistening eyes. When Cooper’s Adam Jones is offered a head chef job in London by his former maitre d’ Tony, he finds himself with another chance at stardom in the restaurant business. (Max Carter) Rated R



In their final ascent to reach the highest point on Earth, a group of climbers are engulfed by one of the fiercest blizzards ever experienced by man. The mountaineers are pushed to their limits as they face freezing temperatures, harsh winds, and dangerous terrain. Based on a true story, Everest shares the inspiring tale of survival against all odds. (MW) Rated PG-13


This thriller follows a group of college students who travel to Peru in an attempt to stop the destruction of the Amazon. Upon their arrival, the wide eyed activists are shocked to find the native people they intended to protect have other plans for them instead. Director Eli Roth will make you think twice about wanting to save the rainforest in this suspenseful horror. (MW) Rated R










This documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), tells the story of young Malala Yousafzai, who many know as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with girls’ education in the Middle East. The film is inspiring, as it should be, considering its subject matter, but doesn’t offer much insight into Malala’s life or add a new perspective to her accomplishments. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated PG-13


Gamers will recognize Hitman Agent 47 for the video game series it is based on. Action film fans will see it as the reboot of the 2007 film Hitman, which has a similar structure — a bald white man is a genetically modified killer with superhuman abilities and, in the next 90ish minutes, there’s lots of action and conspiracy. However, the 2015 reboot is more about that main character, known as Agent 47. (MS) Rated R


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The all-star monster cast returns in this family-friendly comedy from Sony Pictures Animation. When Mavis pays a visit to her human in-laws, Dracula enlists his grandson Dennis in a “monster-in-training” boot camp since he has yet to show proper signs of a blossoming young vampire. Things get a little scary when great-grandpa Vlad





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pays a visit to the hotel and finds things aren’t quite how they used to be. (MW) Rated PG


If you remember this 1980s cartoon series, you’re probably not the target audience for this filmic remake, which is full of teeny-bop glitter explosions as young Jerrica becomes an Internet pop sensation overnight. Or maybe you are the audience, that’s up to you. There’s plenty of pop magic, Juliette Lewis as a ruthless band manager and even a Molly Ringwald sighting. Oh! There’s also a robot… for some reason. (MB) Rated PG



Morgan) are on their way to a party that could change their social fortunes when they discover that their town has been overrun by zombies. Along the way, they join forces with Denise (Sarah Dumont), the mandatory attractive young blonde woman with a shotgun who is clearly way older in real life than any of the main male characters. This raucous, over-the-top zombie flick features appearances from Cloris Leachman and a beautifully cast David Koechner as Scout Master Rogers. (MC) Rated R



FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is the lead on a hostage-finding and -rescuing team, and as the film begins, we see just how brutal this work can be. And yet, Kate’s experience here is nothing compared to what she will encounter when she joins an interagency task force with a much larger purview. She’s not sure why the task force needs her, and she’s not even sure she’s gotten a clear answer as to who these guys are: Is flip-flop- and Hawaiian-shirt-wearing badass Matt (Josh Brolin) DEA? CIA? It’s all a brutal look at the war on drugs. (MJ) Rated R


Steve Jobs, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, touches on all these aspects of Jobs’ legacy. Framed as three distinct scenes, it follows Jobs in the minutes before three major product launches: the Macintosh announcement in 1984 that led to his firing from Apple; the introduction of Jobs’s first and only post-Apple project, the NeXT Computer, in 1988; and his triumphant return to Apple with the announcement of the first iMac. (PC) Rated R


Let’s see, who is best suited to play Kaulder, a witch hunter who centuries ago destroyed the Queen Witch with his enormous sword, rock hard abs and overall bad-assery? Duh, Vin Diesel. When the Queen Witch is resurrected in the modern world, Kaulder must take up his sword again alongside a brave priest Dolan 37th (Elijah Wood) to defeat the evil spirits. (MC) Rated PG-13 From the director of epics like Alien, Gladiator and most recently Prometheus comes this chilling, definitive film about survival and the ongoing mission of life on Mars. When a devastating storm forces a NASA crew on Mars to head home, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is lost in the chaos and presumed dead. But when Watney wakes up, alone and 140 million miles from home, he is faced with a decision; live or die. (MC) Rated PG-13 Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) is called out of a complacent early retirement to head to Bolivia to manage a flailing presidential campaign and soon finds all her instincts kick back into action. Bodine sets her sights against her counterpart, an American consultant for the other major presidential campaign with the delightful name Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton, in smirking, ice-cold killer mode), leading to a biting political film. (PC) Rated R


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Based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same title, this documentary goes around the world to take a look at the different faces of climate change, and also some of the factors causing it. Directed by Avi Lewis, This Changes Everything features the personal stories of four different subjects in different spots on the globe who illustrate the filmmaker and authors idea “that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.” At Magic Lantern (MB) Not Rated 



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he opening gambit of Spectre — the fourth lance scheme that will replace the 00 program: outing in the reinvigorated-for-the-21stsomething about drone warfare being more century James Bond franchise — is absoefficient than spies with a license to kill. lutely spectacular. It begins with a long sequence Apart from occasional explosions of not enin which the secret agent and a lady friend wend tirely undiverting action — the plane-versus-SUV their way through raucous Day of the Dead game of chicken is mildly amusing — Bond’s glorevelers in Mexico City, through streets heaving betrotting and spycraft is dreary and perfunctory with partiers, into a fancy hotel (where the party this time around: very little of the brains or verve continues), up to a room. Then it graduates to of Casino Royale or Skyfall turn up here. There’s authentically thrilling, as Bond leaps out the hotel nothing in the least bit surprising or unexpected window and across rooftops to do a Secret Agent about anything Bond uncovers on his journeys: Thing, and we are powerfully in the moment as if we are meant to be startled by the things he Bond goes to work. learns about the mysterious criminal organizaThere is atmosphere to spare tion called Spectre (we are offered here, and humor, and actionno hint of what that name means) SPECTRE movie grace. It’s exhilarating. If or its leader, Franz Oberhauser Rated PG-13 this is how Spectre begins, what (Christoph Waltz), startlement fails Directed by Sam Mendes amazing goodies does it have to materialize. Starring Daniel Craig, Andrew up its sleeve for the meat of the Everyone might as well be Scott, Christoph Waltz movie? As it turns out, not much enacting a Bond puppet show, at all. Spectre never reaches that which sometimes descends into same pinnacle of movie-movie joy again; it’s like ickiness, as in the sequence with Monica Bellucci. director Sam Mendes steps out once the opening Her character is completely superfluous except has unspooled, and leaves the rest of the movie as someone for Bond to mechanically bed, as if to his understudy. The thin plot never catches as part of a box-checking exercise for Essential fire, either. Underlying connections between all Bond Scenes: they’ve barely met before they are four films are laid out here... and Spectre only engaging in the unsexiest grappling imaginable, moves Bond backward. The earlier films actively and then her character is completely forgotten, worked to make room for a Cold War relic like never spoken of or seen again. Bond in the new global paradigm. Spectre throws Of course the sex is as empty and as bloodthat all away. less and as tween-friendly as the violence, which In the immediate aftermath of the events is a particular problem here, when there’s nothof Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) has gone rogue, ing but old-school Bond sex and violence on offer. chasing hints of a big bad guy around the globe, Yet little here works on the level of nostalgia, while back in London, the new M (Ralph Fieither. It just feels trite and tired. Which is a parennes) is battling with C (Andrew Scott), who is ticular disappointment for a series that had, until about to launch a new blanket electronic surveilnow, avoided that trap. n

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Classical Headbanging Local metal band Age of Nefilim is making a live record with a choir and orchestra BY LAURA JOHNSON


t first it’s only drums. You can’t hear the 20-piece orchestra or the singers at the back of the stage. Not the grand piano, nor or the wailing guitar. Instead, the double bass drum pedal and wildly crashing cymbals have taken the Spokane Falls Community College’s music building auditorium hostage. As the night’s rehearsal continues, Age of Nefilim drummer Devon Jensen attempts to soften his grinding metal sound. Other musical parts begin to emerge. Chorale director Nathan Lansing, leading the group from the center, does his best to keep it all together. This is the first practice for the live concert recording taking place this Saturday. The music isn’t terribly

complex — a lot of whole notes — for the orchestra and choir; they’re there for ambiance. But the counting is made nearly impossible tonight, as they can’t hear one another. Musicians are lost and confused in a sea of black notes on a white page. Age of Nefilim, on the other hand, plays its extremely technical and noodly parts from memory, choosing to play without frontman Matt Lefebvre’s roaring vocals just for the evening. The rehearsal is going better than expected. “This is the first time I really believe this thing is going to work,” says SFCC Audio Engineering/Jazz Presents advisor Pam Meyer halfway through the practice.

Thankfully, the full drum kit won’t be there for the actual performance on Saturday. Instead, the college is renting an electronic drum set. Guitars and bass will be plugged into recording equipment instead of amps. A usual Age of Nefilim show, like the one that killed at this year’s Volume, is far louder than what’s about to transpire. And it’s supposed to be different. “I will bet all of my body parts that something like this has never happened in Spokane before,” says guitarist Josh “J” Rodriguez after tonight’s rehearsal. This year’s Uncharted Territory, which paired the Spokane Symphony with local electronic, hip-hop and folk bands, came close. But Saturday’s show will include original music specifically written for orchestra, ...continued on next page

Spokane Falls Community College Chorale Director Nathan Lansing, second from the left, conducts the SFCC Symphony Orchestra and (left to right) Age of Nephilim guitarist Josh Rodriguez, drummer Devon Jensen and guitarist Matt Lefebvre in preparation for a live recording at the school’s music building auditorium. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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choir and a metal band. This is a school-sanctioned event, but no one is getting paid. The band members don’t even go to SFCC; it was friend and audio engineering student Anthony Stalker’s idea. Stalker, also in the local metal scene, asked Meyer if a metal collaboration would be possible. The answer was maybe, but other faculty had to be consulted first. “I immediately said ‘Yes,’” says orchestra director Shelley Rotz, who is playing violin for the concert but admits she doesn’t listen to metal. “I love collaborating, and this is an important thing for our students to learn how to do, to work with other kinds of groups and genres.” Of course, there were naysayers. One teacher from another department told administrators that metal was too dark; that it was something the school shouldn’t get behind. “This was my decision,” says Meyer. “I fought for this and then these guys did everything themselves.” More than a year later, it’s finally happening. This music is far from standard death metal. Its thick, spaceage textures could have blasted from a video game. If anything, it celebrates life. The compositions come from the mind of frontman Lefebvre. He says the pseudoscience book The 12th Planet, which espouses that aliens exist in our solar system and helped populate Earth, heavily influenced him. Song titles like “Dredging the Swamps” and “Dimension and Timelines are Interwoven” tip off listeners to the concept. “There’s enough satanic music out there already,” Lefebvre says. “We’re making music that’s more so popular in Europe.” At the concert, which will also include a light show, the fivepiece is releasing its first full-length album, Cataclysm in the Land of the Watchers. Its 10 tracks also will be played at the show, and the plan is to release the original and live recordings as a double set in the coming months. Age of Nefilim has been a band for more than a decade, but there has been some turnover in recent months. They’ve gained a new bass player and drummer and fresh motivation. “We’re having fun at rehearsal again,” says Traci Barringer, the band’s badass keyboardist. Tonight’s practice took a lot out of them. After everything is loaded and locked in their cars, the band heads to Mootsy’s, their favorite local haunt. “We hope this show can open up some doors for us and other musicians in Spokane,” Lefebvre says. “I’ve waited my whole life to do something like this,” Rodriguez says. n Age of Nefilim live record performance with the Spokane Falls Community College orchestra and choir • Sat, Nov. 7, at 7:30 pm • $10/$15 day of, $7 with SFCC student ID • All-ages • SFCC Music Building auditorium • 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. • 533-3741







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A Labyrinthine Roar Elder puts pen to paper to produce its heavy psych rock BY BEN SALMON


o hear the difference between Elder four years ago and Elder today, listen to the first 10 seconds of their two most recent

albums. Dead Roots Stirring, from 2011, opens with the familiar hum of an amplifier before launching into one deep, distorted note, repeated on an electric guitar about four dozen times in a row. It is eternal-riff stoner rock stripped down to its very essence. The beginning of Lore, released earlier this year, doesn’t even sound like the same band. Here, twin guitars dance in harmony around a mind-bendingly complicated and hyper-melodic lick before giving way to a crush of six-stringed fuzz. This portends not just an album full of heavy psych rock, but one of the very best such albums of the year. Both Lore and Dead Roots Stirring were written, recorded and released by Elder, a Massachusetts trio whose members — Nick DiSalvo, Jack Donovan and Matt Couto — have either known each other for a long time, or they were created in a lab for the sole purpose of cranking out an ambitious, anvil-heavy amalgam of note-perfect prog-rock, psych-metal, melodic doom and stony sludge. Lore, in particular, is glorious. That’s by design. That’s how Elder does things. DiSalvo — the guitarist/vocalist from a non-musical family and a “white bread” small town — says he and his mates have bristled against the stoner rock label for the decade they’ve been together because of the implication that those kinds of bands get high, get in a room and get to riffing.

“(Building songs) is a very pen-to-the-paper, ‘Work out exactly what we’re going to do and how to execute it’ thing for us,” he says. “There’s almost nothing that’s created out of jamming for us. Almost all of it is created through very heavyhanded revision and editing our songs. It’s like, if you’re gonna do a 15-minute song, it’d better be cohesive. You better be able to pull it off.” Each of the five songs on Lore stretch past the nine-minute mark, with the title track clocking in just under 16 minutes. Still, it’s a thrilling album that never feels overbearing; dark and densely packed, it’s imbued with enough melodic ideas and nimble playing to let light shine through. The result is disarmingly accessible for such a labyrinthine roar. “When you have the technology, it’s easy to just record one thing and layer another thing on top of it,” DiSalvo says. “It almost becomes like a neurotic thing, like how much can you pack into this and still pull it off live.” Speaking of live, Tuesday marks Elder’s first time in Spokane, and a sort of launch point for their first trip across America’s middle section (despite the fact that they’ve toured Europe three times, and just returned from Australia). “We’ve gotten a lot more attention for the album than I ever thought we would,” DiSalvo says. “It’s taken us a lot of places that I don’t think we ever thought we would go.” n Spirit Caravan with Elder, Tsuga, Cattywomp and Carved in Bone • Tue, Nov. 10, at 7:30 pm • $10 • All-ages • Pinnacle Northwest • 412 W. Sprague • • 368-4077

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or their upcoming EP release show Saturday, the Backups aren’t backing up anyone. They’re headlining an event that includes good company: local rockers Pine League, transcendent singer Scott Ryan and the Hoot Hoots, Seattle-based but Spokane faves. The Backups’ new EP, Spaceman, is worth the celebration; it’s reflective of the sound they’ve worked three years to achieve. The four-piece made up of local guys ages 19 and 20 are as close as brothers, guitarist Connor Buckingham says. He describes their music as happy and upbeat; a 1960s vibe with an indie-rock twist. The title track is the record’s catchiest pop tune, reminiscent of late-’90s Top 40 in the best way. There’s even a reprise of the song at the record’s end. — LAURA JOHNSON The Backups CD release with the Hoot Hoots, Pine League and Scott Ryan • Sat, Nov. 7, at 7 pm • $10/$15 day of • All-ages • The Big Dipper • 171 S. Washington • • 863-8098


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MUSIC | VENUES 315 MARTINIS & TAPAS • 315 E. Wallace, CdA • 208-667-9660 ARBOR CREST • 4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd. • 927-9463 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BARTLETT • 228 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2174 BIG BARN BREWING • 16004 N. Applewood Ln, Mead • 238-2489 THE BIG DIPPER • 171 S. Washington St. • 863-8098 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division St. • 467-9638 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BLACK DIAMOND • 9614 E. Sprague • 891-8357 BOLO’S• 116 S. Best Rd. • 891-8995 BOOMERS • 18219 E. Appleway Ave. • 755-7486 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 BUCER’S COFFEEHOUSE PUB • 201 S. Main, Moscow • 208-882-5216 BUCKHORN INN • 13311 Sunset Hwy.• 244-3991 CALYPSOS • 116 E Lakeside Ave., CdA • 208665-0591 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, CdA • 208-6649463 CHAPS • 4237 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 624-4182 CHATEAU RIVE • 621 W. Mallon Ave. • 795-2030 CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2464 COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS • 3890 N. Schreiber Way, CdA • 208-664-2336 CRAFTED TAP HOUSE • 523 Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-292-4813 CRAVE• 401 W. Riverside Suite 101. • 321-7480 CRUISERS • 6105 W Seltice Way, Post Falls • (208) 773-4706 CURLEY’S • 26433 W. Hwy. 53 • 208-773-5816 DALEY’S • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, CdA • 208765-8888 FIZZIE MULLIGANS • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 THE FLAME • 2401 E. Sprague Ave. • 534-9121 THE FOXHOLE• 829 E. Boone • 315-5327 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GRANDE RONDE CELLARS • 906 W. 2nd • 455-8161 HANDLEBARS • 12005 E. Trent, Spokane Valley • 309-3715 HOGFISH • 1920 E. Sherman, CdA • 208-667-1896 IRON HORSE • 407 E. Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-667-7314 THE JACKSON ST. • 2436 N. Astor • 315-8497 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208-8837662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague • 747-6005 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 448-0887 THE LANTERN TAP HOUSE • 1004 S. Perry St. • 315-9531 THE LARIAT • 11820 N Market St, Mead • 4669918 LA ROSA CLUB • 105 S. First Ave., Sandpoint • 208-255-2100 LEFTBANK WINE BAR • 108 N. Washington • 315-8623 LUCKY’S IRISH PUB • 408 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2605 MAX AT MIRABEAU • 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. • 924-9000 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 NASHVILLE NORTH • 6361 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls • 208-457-9128 NECTAR• 120 N. Stevens St. • 869-1572 NORTHERN RAIL PUB • 5209 N. Market • 487-4269 NORTHERN QUEST • 100 N. Hayford • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • 474-1621 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 O’SHAY’S • 313 E. CdA Lake Dr. • 208-667-4666 THE PALOMINO • 6425 N Lidgerwood St • 443-5213 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY • 301 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208-265-8545 PINNACLE NORTHWEST • 412 W. Sprague • 368-4077 RED LION RIVER INN • 700 N. Division St. • 326-5577 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 REPUBLIC BREWING • 26 Clark Ave. • 775-2700 THE RIDLER PIANO BAR • 718 W. Riverside . • 822-7938 THE ROADHOUSE • 20 N. Raymond • 413-1894 SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE • 209 E. Lakeside Ave. • 208-664-8008 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 SPOKANE ARENA • 720 W. Mallon • 279-7000 SULLIVAN SCOREBOARD • 205 N Sullivan Rd • 891-0880 SWAXX • 23 E. Lincoln Rd. • 703-7474 TAMARACK • 912 W Sprague • 315-4846 THE VIKING • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 ZOLA • 22 W. Main Ave. • 624-2416



Development in downtown Spokane is booming, and not just when it comes to newly constructed structures. A recent Spokesman-Review report shows that 2015 has seen a record-setting number of historic building projects eligible for property tax exemptions, given to qualified projects in such spaces. There seems to be a contagious, renewed interest in preserving Spokane’s structural past. To celebrate these efforts to preserve our city’s rich built history, Spokane Preservation Advocates hosts its second annual awards night to recognize those who are preserving and educating others about our city’s heritage. The event, open to all, includes a half-hour of socialization before the ceremony. — CHEY SCOTT Historic Preservation Awards • Sun, Nov. 8, at 6 pm • Free (donations accepted) and open to the public • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague •




John Holmgren: Selected Works • Tue, Nov. 10-Jan. 29, 2016; reception Tue, Nov. 10, at 5 pm • Free • Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth • 300 W. Hawthorne • • 777-3258

David Sedaris • Thu, Nov. 12, at 7:30 pm • $45/$50 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • • 227-7638

Whitworth hosts award-winning artist John Holmgren, a Western Washington-born artist whose work examines the meaning of places, the environment, time and memory. Travels each summer during his youth still have heavy influence on Holmgren’s artistic vision, through which he explores how personal history and memory are tied to place. Holmgren explores these ideas by melding his photos into mixed media, ephemera collages that contrast the industrial, built environment with natural settings. — CHEY SCOTT

If you consider an appearance by David Sedaris as simply a “spoken-word” show or author reading, you don’t have a clear understanding of just how entertaining the man is in person. The writer and NPR radio essayist is one of the more hilarious people to regularly tour through the states, and while his shows do indeed combine some reading and some audience Q&A, taken as a whole they are more like stand-up comedy gigs delivered by the smartest guy in the room. — DAN NAILEN

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In a night of delicious musical fusion, legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny takes the stage with the award-winning Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble. Over the course of his 53 years in music, Metheny has accepted 20 Grammy awards and played with revered musicians including Herbie Hancock and David Bowie. Known primarily for his unique soloing style, characterized by laid-back articulation and advanced rhythm and harmony, Metheny is no one-trick pony, performing in numerous genres, including modern jazz, classical and rock. — MAX CARTER Pat Metheny with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble • Sat, Nov. 7, at 8 pm • $18-$23 • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • • 624-1200

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Garageland’s bar area was just completed and opened for business last week. Now the renovated record shop/restaurant hosts La Resistance, a traveling art and music collaborative that puts on about four shows per year. Curated by LauraLee White, around 20 local artists’ work (one to four pieces per artist, for sale between $50 and $500) can be seen per show. Some artists are well known in the scene, others are up and coming. Not only is the art show themed around music, but the First Friday event includes local singersongwriters adding to the ambiance. — LAURA JOHNSON La Resistance feat. artists Chris Bean, Chris Bovey, Tiffany Patterson and musicians Carlton Oakes, Casey Rodgers and many more • Fri, Nov. 6, at 5 pm • Free • Garageland • 230 W. Riverside • 315-8324



VICTORIA JR. FUNDRAISER FOR SALLY’S HOUSE A silent auction with snacks and music; all money raised is to support Sally’s House, which benefits children who are removed from their home due to abuse, abandonment or criminal activity. Victoria Jr. is a graphic novel series by Spokane author/illustrator Manny Tremblay. Nov. 6, 6-9 pm. $25-$40. The Gathering House, 733 W. Garland. KYRS 12TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Join KYRS as it celebrates 12 years on the airwaves with food, drinks, live music, auctions and dancing to the music of the Bobby Patterson Band. Nov. 7, 7-10 pm. $20. Washington Cracker Co. Building, 304 W. Pacific. (747-3012)

MAKING ART COUNT The MAC’s 2015 art auction fundraiser was juried by Paul Manoguerra, director of Gonzaga’s Jundt Art Museum. The event includes a quick finish artist demo, silent and live auctions, dinner, drinks and live music. Nov. 7, 5 pm. $100/person. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (800-899-1482) SPOKANE VALLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER This year’s public history program is “The Horse Slaughter Story” presented by Mahlon Kriebel. Also includes the annual Heritage Preservation Award, a silent auction and a themed meal. Nov. 7, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. $20. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Rd. (922-4570)






I SAW YOU MY GRANDMA SPOTTED YOU When my mom called to tell me my grandma wanted to give you my number but didn’t... According to my mom, her and my grandma were in north Spokane at Total Wine on the afternoon of Thursday, October 15th. They were standing in the aisle, looking a bit perplexed, as another customer, YOU, came up and asked if they could use some help. Described by my mom as just my type: tall, brown hair, clean trimmed beard, handsome, very nice, and clearly a beer connoisseur. You talked beers and breweries with them and ended up picking out the beer for my grandpa’s 80th birthday (Pinner Throwback IPA; Bale Breaker Top Cutter IPA; Firestone Easy Jack IPA). Needless to say, as my grandma got back to the car she mentioned to my mom she should’ve asked some questions and given you my number. My thoughts: You have great taste in beer, you helped my mom and grandma just because, and you got my grandma’s stamp of approval. At the very least I’d like to meet you for a beer. Cheers! Contact me here: RESPONSE TO "A PLEA TO MY SOULMATE" I am probably the most confused person on this planet. How do I know this is for real? I know how I feel, It has not changed in the 24 years. It never will. I look at your Facebook and you are in a relationship, so why exactly now? If you just want to play with my heart for another 24 years, please don’t.

I would be willing to meet and talk. Only respond if you are 100 percent! Love and confusion THE MEDICAL STUDENT It was a Wednesday at Rockwood clinic (north); you are a medical student who was shadowing the doctor I was seeing. I was rambling on about my concerns of ADD and you just kept smiling at me. I can’t stop thinking about you.I need to find a way to see your great smile again. VOLUNTEERING AT 2ND HARVEST You were volunteering at the night sort on 29 October at 2nd Harvest. You had glasses, a WSU shirt, and you climbed into one of the bins to sort donated food from refuse. I just thought you were hot and thought you should know! I volunteer there a lot. You should, too. THE CHILE PHARMACEUTICAL GUY Willy who spent time in South America: You and your friend were outside the Bartlett and nYne on Friday 10/9. My friend and I ran across your path and I thought I recognized you as one of the band members from a photo in the Inlander. You have a sharp mind, great smile, and the best hands! I would love to have a REPEAT, ON THE ROCKS, WITH A TWIST! I wish I would have taken the Lyft after letting my dog out. jj677223@ SLC TO GEG CONNECTION You, returning from work in LA, AR, MS as an HR professional, redhead, former bodybuilder with pretty hazel eyes. Thank you for the 2-hour chat about everything but nothing at the same time. You made me forget about work stress and dealing with family illness. You’re the kind of person that reminds me about the kind people of Spokane. I hope we meet again. WINCO PRODUCE I saw your smile and those eyes piercing straight through me on 10-29-2015 around 2 pm in the WinCo produce Dept. And then you spoke and the butterflies fluttered Mr Parks in that uniform. We followed each other through the department and again in the bananas you spoke again. I didn’t have the nerve to speak you had me in knots and speechless. If it was you and you remember me contact me here. Address me as Ms. Butterflies. NEATO BURRITO, HALLOWEEN It was around 6:45, Halloween night. You were

in line ahead of me, ordering chicken nachos. We glanced briefly at each other, before I broke eye contact in a fit of shyness. Would’ve liked to start a conversation. Maybe it’s not too late... What was my costume? halloween_15@outlook. com. LONG-HAIRED REDHEAD @ GREAT CLIPS NEAR SHOPKO You were wearing glasses. I was getting my hair cut Sunday, by someone else, but I kept seeing you in the mirror. I just wanted to

red, all I needed was the white one. My heart is heavy and my soul is hiding. I’m devastated and I’m dying inside before I even knew I was alive. So cheers to you and jeers to me. Live laugh above all else give. LKLEBVM If one of us was going to do one of these, naturally, it’s me. Anyway, thank you for everything you do for me. You have no idea how much you mean to me. Also, you’re crazy hot and that’s a big plus. You deserve every happiness

dures may not be covered by insurance and to expect large bills. ENVELOPE SNATCHER You came into my store Monday night with your daughter and asked if we had an envelope. I provided you with one, and you demanded another. I gave that as well, and you walked away without paying me, or even saying please or thank you. When my coworker informed you they were 11 cents each, you gave her a mean glare and blatantly ignored her, dropped off your

If you just want to play with my heart for another 24 years, please don’t. — RESPONSE TO “A PLEA TO MY SOULMATE”

say, I think you are absolutely Gorgeous! GOOD OL' FASHIONED LOVER BOY Dear “Dear”/ “Significant Other”/ “Honey”/ “Good ol’ Fashioned Lover Boy”/ “Boyfriend!?” I know we haven’t yet clarified official titles yet, but please accept my apologies for making your unrequited acquaintances to my extended family with or without your consent to divulge the orgasmic details of our personal relationship AKA, what the old folk refer to as “Free Love,” as in and yes, I clarified for them: unprecedented, unprotected and almost unadulterated fornication. Love You! XOXO!

the world has to offer, don’t forget that! I love you L&T!


HELLO BATMAN Have wished upon a falling star and hope that someday will come. Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best. Love you so very deeply. Batgirl

BURNED I hope you enjoy the package you stole off my porch this afternoon. It contained a memorial candle for my best friend who passed away July 1. Her mother created a candle with my friend’s favorite scents and set up a site so proceeds could go to my friend’s favorite charity. I couldn’t buy a whole bunch and they’re not cheap, but I was able to purchase one candle to support her charity and as a way to honor her memory. You’ll see the whole story when you open the package you stole, a picture of the friend I lost, a story of her work with the animal charity. I hope that if there is any decency left in you that you will return the package when you see what is inside. No pawn shop will take it and no one will see the true value in it except me. What is really sickening is that you must have watched the postal worker drop the package off and immediately take it from my porch. I stayed home today expecting the package. You stole a lot more than a box and I hope you know that what goes around will come around.

MYMY KIT As far back as the folk tales go, to the legends of true, I want you to remember that as I paint the roses

BIG BILLS Jeers to some local hospitals for not informing patients being admitted to their ER, that necessary proce-

CHEERS RE: DEAR BATGIRL The Batman that replied in the Oct. 22 edition. I am not the Batgirl you are seeking. Good luck in your quest. Wishing you all the best. Someone else’s Batgirl.

SOUND OFF 1. Visit by 3 pm Monday. 2. Pick a category (I Saw You, You Saw Me, Cheers or Jeers). 3. Provide basic info: your name and email (so we know you’re real). 4. To connect via I Saw You, provide a non-identifying email to be included with your submission — like “,” not “”

rent checks, and left. You are an a-hole and a thief, even if what you took was less than a quarter. And here’s the kicker: we’ve been known to give an envelope out to customers who didn’t realize the price, or who were having particularly crappy days. We might have even been happy to give them to you, but your attitude was so self-entitled and churlish, I’d sooner eat my own shoe than help you out in any way. Please don’t return, or if you must, buy your own damn box of envelopes, you cheapskate. And please learn some manners — they say children learn how to behave from their parents, and your girl should have something positive to aspire to. 


NOTE: I Saw You/Cheers & Jeers is for adults 18 or older. The Inlander reserves the right to edit or reject any posting at any time at its sole discretion and assumes no responsibility for the content.

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#wtbevents 54 INLANDER NOVEMBER 5, 2015

EVENTS | CALENDAR RACE TO FEED VETERANS Fairmount Memorial Association, Heritage Funeral Home and Meals on Wheels Spokane are partnering up again for the 3rd Annual 5K. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Nov. 8, 10 am. $20. Riverside Memorial Park, 211 N. Government Way.


FIRST THURSDAY COMEDY Laugh out loud with live standup comedy the first Thursday of every month in Impulse Nightclub. Each edition of the show features funny local folks from around the region. Nov. 5 show features Mika Lahman, Jared Munson, Phillip Kopczynski and Ryan McComb. $10. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Just in time for the holiday season, the Blue Door players get creative with a themed improv show. Fridays in November, at 8 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) IMPROV LAB The Blue Door players try out new material on stage, monthly on the first Friday, at 10 pm. Not rated. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) CHONDA PIERCE: FOCUS ON THE FUNNY The Emmy-nominated “country comic” performs live in a solo stand up show. Nov. 7, 7 pm. $25-$60. Turning Point Open Bible Church, 11911 N. Division. (800-965-9324) SAFARI Fast-paced short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. (Not rated.) Saturdays at 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) SCHOOL OF IMPROVISED COMEDY Teen classes ($25) are offered the first Saturday of the month, from 11:30 am-2 pm. Ages 11-18. Adult classes ($125) available throughout the year; see site for more info. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. (747-7045) TRIVIA + OPEN MIC COMEDY Trivia starts at 8 pm; stick around for open mic comedy afterward. Tuesdays, from 8-10 pm. Free. Checkerboard Bar, 1716 E. Sprague. (535-4007)


DISNEY ON ICE: FROZEN The popular new Disney film is recreated on ice, featuring all its favorite characters and special appearances by other Disney film characters. Nov. 4-8; show times vary. $20-$65. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000) BAZAAR & RUMMAGE SALE St. John’s Lutheran Church hosts its annual event, also with traditional meals at low cost. Includes baked goods, lefse, German potato salad, homemade apple cider, german sausage, a raffle and craft items. Nov. 6, 9 am-7 pm and Nov. 7, 9 am-4 pm. 223 S. Hallett. Medical Lake, n/a. (299-4114) COEUR D’ALENE PARK 125TH ANNIVERSARY Hosted by the Friends of Coeur d’Alene Park. Includes catered dinner, live music, a reading of Aubrey White’s writings and presentation of the new master plan for the park. Nov. 7, 6:30 pm. $75/ person. Patsy Clark Mansion, 2208 W. Second Ave. CVHS FALL CRAFT FAIR Proceeds benefit the Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard. Nov. 7-8, from 9 am-5 pm. $2 admission. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan. (927-6848) FAMILY UNITY PARTY Bring your family

to explore and interact through hands-on activities. Free for families with children with disabilities. Please bring a side dish or finger food to share. RSVP requested. Nov. 7, 6-8 pm. Palouse Discovery Science Center, 950 NE Nelson Ct., Pullman. (208-874-7891) SANDPOINT HOLIDAY MARKET An indoor holiday market celebration, hosting both farmers market and student vendors for a selection of locally-grown produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, soap, fine crafts, gifts, and more. At Forrest Bird Charter High School, 614 S. Madison Ave. Nov. 7, 10 am-3 pm. Free. LET THERE BE LEGOS Bring the family as the traveling Lego Build Day stops at each SCLD branch. Drop in for an hour or all day and build to your heart’s content. Awesome creations are on display at that library for the month before being dismantled and shipped off to the next library for Lego Build Day. Nov. 7, 10 am-5 pm. Free. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd. (893-8350) PIONEER DAY The Spokane chapter of the German-American Society celebrates Pioneer Day to honor the thousands of German-speaking immigrants who settled in the Pacific Northwest during the last two centuries. Events include a German-style dinner, concert and dancing. Members and guests welcome. Nov. 7, 6 pm. $15. Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third. STCU FREE FAMILY SATURDAY The final event of the year allows families to see the museum’s exhibits at no charge. Meet local ceramicist Liz Bishop, artist Gloria Fox, tour the Campbell House and hear live music by local performers. Nov. 7, 10 am-5 pm. Free. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. (509-456-3931) SUGAR RUSH SPOKANE The third annual 5K or 10K fun run/walk benefits Inland Northwest Baby. Participants enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, treats and activities at the finish line. Sat, Nov. 7, at 8:30 am. Nov. 7, 8:30 am. McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N Cincinnati. (313-6000) WINTER MARKET The annual market features 30+ local artisans and vendors; hosted by Heart of the Arts, Inc. Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, from 10 am-2 pm. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. (208-669-2249) HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS Spokane Preservation Advocates presents its second awards, honoring people who have restored, rehabilitated or preserved Spokane’s historic built environment, or those who have educated the community about our heritage. Nov. 8, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. GSI’S ANNUAL ECONOMIC FORECAST See what’s expected on the road ahead for your business as you listen to Dr. John W. Mitchell, Principal, M&H Economic Consultants, and Dr. Grant Forsyth, Chief Economist, Avista. Nov. 10, 7:30-9:30 am. $35-$45. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (321-3630) FREE DAY FOR VETERANS On Veterans Day, all active and retired Military members can enjoy a day at The Kroc free of charge. Nov. 11. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. (208-667-1865) VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED The Spokane VA Medical Center joins the leadership and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51 for the community’s annual Veterans Day event. Doors open at 9 am.

Nov. 11, 10 am. No cost. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000) WEDNESDAY CONTRA DANCE Spokane Folklore Society’s weekly Wednesday dance, with Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots playing and caller Nora Scott. No experience needed, everyone is welcome. Beginner workshop at 7:15 pm. Nov. 11, 7:30-9:30 pm. $5-$7. Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth. HERITAGE CAPITAL PROJECTS A 3-hour session providing an overview of the HCP program’s background, requirements and processes. Also includes a roundtable discussion on potential Heritage Capital Projects. See link for more info. Registration requested. Nov. 12, 1-4 pm. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. bit. ly/1WuWb05 (253-798-5909)


WASHINGTON STATE CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL The inaugural event features 30 displays of more than 3,000 pieces of lit, Chinese Lanterns, built and installed by Chinese artisans throughout an expanse of Riverfront Park. Also includes Chinese cuisine prepared by awardwinning Chef Jeremy Hansen (Fri-Sat, 5-9 pm) and live performances by Chinese artists nightly at 6 and 8 pm. The festival runs through Nov. 15 (now extended), and is open daily: Sun-Thu, 5-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5-11 pm. $12-$60. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard. 15TH ANNUAL LANTERN PARADE SpoLang German Language Students of all ages parade with their handmade glowing lanterns through downtown Spokane singing traditional lantern songs. Children of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to participate in the celebration. Starts at the Looff Carrousel. Nov. 6, 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard. (981-1155) SCANDINAVIAN BAZAAR The annual bazaar features Scandinavian specialties such as lefse and rosette, krumkake and sandbakkel cookies, plus other holiday cookies and crafts. Proceeds from the event go to local charities. Also includes a Norwegian “coffee hour” (9-11 am; $6) with homemade Scandinavian specialties served by women in traditional dress. Nov. 7, 9 am-1 pm. Free admission. Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. (624-9233)


FADE TO WINTER BY MSP FILMS Winter Swap hosts a screening of the MSP 2015 film paying homage to the beginning of the winter season. Tickets benefit the Lookout Pass Race Team. Ticket also includes admission to Winter Swap on Nov. 7. Nov. 5, 7-9 pm. $10. Hayden Discount Cinema, 300 West Centa. V FOR VENDETTA A free screening of the film, in conjunction of Guy Fawkes Night. Offering $2 beers and free popcorn. Doors at 7 pm, movie at 8 pm. Nov. 5, 7 pm. Free. The Museum, 5225 N. Freya. (509-844-2187) SILENT FILM NIGHT Larry Telles, a local film historian, shows several silent films and explains the history behind them. The program uses real 16mm film and includes a live music accompaniment. Nov. 6, 7-9 pm. $5. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William. WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL The fest celebrates the natural and wild world through environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect

the environment. Screening includes beer, wine and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the Idaho Conservation League. Nov. 6, 7-10 pm. $10-$12. Sandpoint Events Center, 515 Pine St. (208-265-9565) Z NATION SCREENING/BENEFIT A screening of episode 9 of Z Nation’s second season, directed by Spokane director Jason McKee — the first of the show’s episodes led by a local director. Ticket proceeds support the efforts of the WAfilmPAC. Nov. 6, 8 pm. $10 suggested donation. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. (327-1050) LOVE BETWEEN THE SHEETS A special one-night screening of the documentary about the female community that’s built a powerhouse industry sharing love stories. Romance fiction is sold in 34 languages on six continents, grossing more than a billion dollars a year and outselling mystery, sci-fi and fantasy combined. Nov. 7, 6:30 pm. $12. Regal Cinemas Riverstone Stadium 14, 2416 Old Mill Loop. (800-326-3264) POST-APOCALYPTIC SURVIVAL FILM SERIES Explore post-apocalyptic worlds through the film Mad Max (Rated R; 2015) and partake in a post-film discussion with a local film expert. Nov. 8, 2-4 pm. Free. Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St. (893-8250) CHINESE MOVIE NIGHT: THE GRANDMASTER The University of Idaho Confucius Institute hosts a monthly Chinese Movie Night, with a brief introduction to each film by visiting South China University of Technology instructor, Mrs. Jianhong Lu, a specialist in Chinese cinema and film culture. Includes a post-film audience discussion. Nov. 11, 7 pm. Free. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main. (208-882-4127)


TASTY THURSDAYS Wine tastings are hosted every Thursday evening, from 5-7, sampling something new each week. $5/ person; fee waived if you find a bottle you love and buy. Live music and light appetizers offered. Uva Trattoria, 2605 N. Fourth. (208-930-0573) FRENCH SAUCES 101 Join Chef JeanPierre as he teaches the secret of the five “mother sauces” (béchamel, espagnole, hollandaise, tomato and veloute). Nov. 5, 6-8 pm. $40. Gourmet Way, 8222 N. Gov’t Way. TASTEFUL THURSDAYS Weekly events feature live music and seasonal product samples — wine, beer, cheese and more — from local and regional producers. Thursdays, from 5-7 pm, through Dec. 18 (except Thanksgiving Day). Free. Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. 5th St. (208-882-8537) VETERANS’ DINNER The center honors veterans at its annual dinner, with Col. Brian Newberry, Former Commander of Fairchild Air Force Base, as the keynote speaker. Entertainment provided by Pages of Harmony. All veterans receive free dinners. Reservations requested. Nov. 5, 5:30 pm. Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. (535-0803) ITALIAN COOKING CLASS Chef Angelo of Angelo’s Ristorante teaches how to prepare crab cakes with a mango & roasted corn salsa and basil aioli along with Bucatini all’Amatriciana. Nov. 6, 6-8 pm. $40. Gourmet Way, 8222 N. Government Way. EPICUREAN DELIGHT Thirty restaurants and 30 wineries/breweries come together for the 34th Annual Epicurean Delight, benefiting the Inland Northwest Blood Center and Blood Center Foundation.

Nov. 6, 6-11 pm. $175/person, tables of 10 available. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (232-4442) AKI MATSURI JAPANESE FALL FOOD FEST Featuring traditional Japanese ramen (chicken, pork or tofu; $10), Gyoza pot stickers, Agedashi deep fried tofu, various Sushi and desserts (all $4-$7). Vegetarian items also offered; see full menu online. Nov. 8, 11 am-3 pm. $4-$10. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (534-7954) COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF TROY CHANDLER Chef Troy, of the Bonsai Bistro, shows how to properly filet and remove the bones from a salmon. Nov. 11, 5:30 pm. $50/person. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. (208-457-8950) GIRLS PINT OUT SPOKANE MEETUP The Inland Northwest chapter of the national craft beer organization for women meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Free to attend. Free. The Backyard Public House, 1811 W. Broadway. YAKISOBA COOKING CLASS Chef Janet Campbell from the Hayden Lake Country Club teaches how to prepare Chasu, a pork loin marinated overnight and then baked, sliced and served with a mustard dipping sauce. The main course is be Yakisoba noodles. Nov. 12, 6-8 pm. $40. Gourmet Way, 8222 N. Government Way. (208-762-1333)


SPOKANE CHORAL ARTISTS In “A Choral Tapestry,” SCA weaves together choral favorites from over the centuries. Featuring Jeffrey Van’s “A Procession Winding Around Us” with guest artist, local guitarist John Paul Shields. Nov. 6-7 at 7:30 pm. $12-$18. Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. (979-4656) SPOKANE SYMPHONY WITH A SPLASH: AUTUMN Enjoy live music from a local band in the Fox lobby while noshing on food and drink specials. The party moves into the hall at 7 pm for a 1-hour performance of pieces by Beethoven, Zappa and the West Coast premiere of composer Harry Stafylakis’ “Arc of Horizon.” Nov. 6, 5 pm. $25. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (624-1200) WHITWORTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH PAT METHANY The Grammy-winning jazz guitarist performs jazz standards and some of his most famous originals, accompanied by the award-winning Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dan Keberle, for the 27th annual Guest Artist Jazz Concert. Nov. 7, 8 pm. $18-$23. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (624-1200) PIANO RECITAL: LOVE & REMEMBRANCE Featuring Dr. Ivana Cojbasic in a piano recital performing the music of Liszt, Scriabin and Chopin. $15 requested donation; $5/students. Nov. 8, 3-4:30 pm. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (838-4277) SPOKANE YOUTH SYMPHONY: TREASURES Featuring the four orchestras of the SYS: strings, sinfonietta, philharmonic and symphony orchestra, in a concert program of works by Wagner, Borodin, Verdi and Bernstein. Nov. 8, 4 pm. $12$16. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (448-4446)



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I was dating a sociopathic compulsive liar for three months. I had a gut feeling that he was lying about his work, education, and finances, but I had no real proof. This allowed him to manipulate me and convince me that I was crazy, insecure, and paranoid. Finally, through Internet searches and contact with his ex-wife, I got proof together and confronted him. Though I dumped him, I’ve become super-edgy and suspicious that everyone’s lying to me. I even accused a co-worker of stealing my phone. I AMY ALKON think the stress this guy put me through probably caused PTSD. How does one move on after dating a sociopath? —Burned Tales from your PTSD support group: THEM: “I was held captive with a burlap bag over my head and beaten with electrical cords.” YOU: “I’m right there with you, bro. This dude I was dating told me his Ferrari was paid for, and it turned out to be leased!” YOU: “My boyfriend pretended he was buying a mansion, but he really lives with his parents.” THEM: “That’s terrible. Can you help me put on my prosthetic leg?” Sure, according to Pat Benatar, “love is a battlefield.” But spending three months fighting with a sociopathic boyfriend doesn’t leave you ducking for cover whenever a car backfires like a guy who did three tours of IED disposal in Iraq and came home with most of the parts he went in with. Ofer Zur, a psychologist who specializes in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, explains, “To meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD, the stressor experienced must involve actual or threatened death or serious injury.” What you did experience is called “gaslighting,” a covert form of psychological bullying that leaves you doubting your perception of reality and, eventually, accepting the bully’s distorted, self-serving version. So, for example, when you question your partner on something — like their work, education, or finances — instead of doing the civilized, healthy-person thing and giving you an answer, they blast you for daring to insult them by asking. (People who are cheating will often do this.) Day after day, as they treat you like you’re nuts, blind, or dumb, your self-worth erodes and you feel less and less able to trust your judgment — to the point where you start using all the red flags as carwash towels. The thing is, gaslighting isn’t like an alien spaceship with a giant vacuum hose, sucking in any person in its path. It’s the need for outside validation that makes a person susceptible, explains psychologist Robin Stern in “The Gaslight Effect.” Another risk factor is an overvaluing of romantic love — seeing it as a magical eraser for life’s problems and a way to duck out of the grubby work of developing a self. Believing the unbelievable is the price of maintaining a relationship that seems “more intense, more glamorous, and more special.” This is basically selling yourself out for love — though all you really have is a snake charmer and a snake, all in one basket, with a boyfriend face taped across the front. To your credit, you had a strong enough self that you eventually crawled up through the romantic cloud cover and did some late-night Internet snake-hunting. Though you’ve given your reptile the boot (or perhaps upcycled him into a handbag), your fear of being scammed again has you going all Inspector Javert on every slightly shifty-eyed co-worker. Consider that you’re reacting to the romantic con job as if it happened randomly, like a roast chicken falling out of a private jet and cracking you on the head. To stop wildly flinging suspicion around, accept responsibility: Admit that you got duped because you wanted to believe more than you wanted to see. Granted, it isn’t always easy to identify the liars. (You can’t just keep an eye out for those telltale pants on fire.) Stern, however, offers good advice to avoid getting taken in by gaslighters and other pathologically inventive hustlers. Instead of debating them on whether a particular piece of information is right or wrong, focus on your feelings. Ask yourself: “Do I like being treated this way…talked to this way?” And though you don’t have PTSD, you might take a page out of Zur’s playbook — his notion that we heal from bad experiences by creating a narrative that gives them meaning for the future. You, for example, could use this experience as a giant Post-it note reminding you to take a relationship slowly, meet a person’s circle of friends, and see who they are over time — instead of immediately declaring that you’ve found the love of the century. If you’re going to have a fairy-tale relationship, it shouldn’t be because little or nothing in it exists in real life. n ©2015, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email (


EVENTS | CALENDAR WASHINGTON IDAHO SYMPHONY The concert program includes Bedrich Smetana’s “The Moldau from Má vlast,” Antonín Dvořák’s “Piano Concerto in G Minor;” and Robert Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor,” and features pianist Stephen Hough. Nov. 8, 3 pm. $10-$25. Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall, Washington State University, Pullman Campus. (509-335-8522) SHADLE PARK VETERAN’S CONCERT The annual Salute to Veteran’s Concert, featuring the Shadle Park band and jazz band performing big band, jazz and patriotic tunes in a salute to Veteran’s. Nov. 9, 7-8 pm. Free. Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St. (354-6735) VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT A concert featuring the Joel E. Ferris High School wind ensemble performing numerous patriotic selections in honor of United States veterans. Nov. 9, 7-8:30 pm. Free. Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. (624-9233) HEINAVANKER This acclaimed Estonian vocal ensemble sings ancient runic songs, folk hymns, and early Renaissance sacred music as well as works by Arvo Pärt and other contemporary Estonian composers that reflect these influences. Nov. 10, 7:30 pm. $10-$22. University of Idaho Admin. Building, 851 Campus Dr., Moscow. (888-884-3246) TRIBUTES: GONZAGA WIND SYMPHONY Conducted by Robert Spittal, the Symphony joins the Spokane British Brass Band for a concert tribute to American veterans featuring works by Whitacre, Marquez, Kallman, Arnold and Spittal. Nov. 11, 7:30-9 pm. $7-$10. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague.


CONQUEST OF THE CAGE Excitefight returns to Northern Quest, hosting 10 mixed martial arts bouts, including the main event featuring featherweight fighters Austin Arnett of Lewiston, Idaho against Ryan Mulvihill of Spokane. Nov. 6, 7 pm. $45-$125. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford. (242-7000) WINTER SWAP Buy and sell skis, snowboards, clothing and accessories at this 17th annual ski swap hosted by Lookout Pass and Silver Moutain. Nov. 7, 9 am-3 pm. $5. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. winterswap. org (208-765-4969) ALPINE SKI & SNOWBOARD WAXING BASICS Prep your equipment for the start of the winter sports season, with access to REI’s waxing benches, irons, wax and brushes. Technicians share best practices and provide assistance. Bring your gear with you. Nov. 11, 6:308:30 pm. $35-$55. REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. (328-9900) FREE STATE PARKS DAY In celebration of Washington State Parks’ 102nd birthday, residents are offered access to any state park without needing a Discover Pass. Includes access locally to Riverside and Mount Spokane State Parks. Nov. 11. SPOKANE CHIEFS VS. EVERETT SILVERTIPS Regular season hockey match. Nov. 11, 7:05 pm. $10-$22. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000)


EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL Based on Sam Raimi’s ‘80s cult classic films, “Evil

Dead: The Musical” unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin; boy expects to get lucky; boy unleashes ancient evil spirit; friends turn into Candarian Demons; boy fights until dawn to survive. Through Nov. 15, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $27. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. (325-2507) SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET A performance of the dark, Steven Sondheim musical. Nov. 5-8 and 11-15 at 7:30 pm; also Nov. 7-8 and 14-15 at 1:30 pm. $12-$20. Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N Grand Ave. (509-334-0750) A POTPOURRI OF PLAYS IV Eight short, comedic plays presented by the Corbin Players. Reservations suggested for this annually sold-out production. Includes complimentary refreshments at intermission. Nov. 6, 2 pm. $10-$12. Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (327-1584) A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL CYT North Idaho performs the classic holiday tale in a musical adaptation from Broadway. Nov. 6-15; Fri at 7 pm, Sat at 3 pm and 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. *Free Veteran’s Day showing on Nov. 11 at noon, free to veterans, active duty military and their families or retired military. Reservations requested; must show ID. $11-$15. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. CURTAIN CALL: A VAUDEVILLE REVIEW A variety show featuring the most memorable songs, quips and skits from the first 32 years of the Sixth Street Theater’s “Kelly’s Alley Revues.” Nov. 6-22, Fri-Sat, 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $13-$15. Sixth Street Theater, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. HIT AND RUN IX The ninth year of local playwright Sandra Hosking’s ever-popular stage reading of new, 10-minute comedies by playwrights from the Spokane area and beyond. Nov. 6-7 at 7:30 pm, Nov. 8 at 2 pm. $10. Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third. THE WILD PARTY Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties. Nov. 6-29, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $23-$27. Modern Theater Spokane, 174 S. Howard. WITHOUT DECOR PRESENTS: RACE David Mamet’s controversial but ultimately thought-provoking play about the lies we tell ourselves in America about the issue of race. Nov. 6-7, at 7:30 pm. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208-882-4127) THE WIZARD OF OZ CYT Spokane performs a stage adaptation of the classic Frank L. Baum story-turned film. FriSun; show times TBA. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE Presenting the comedy, “Who dun it” with a four-course Italian dinner. Audience members can vote for who did it! For ages 18+. Nov. 7, 6:30-9:30 pm. $25/ person; reservations required. Mt. St. Michael’s, 8500 North Saint Michaels Rd. (467-0986) LAURA, OR SCENES FROM A COMMON WORLD Gonzaga and Whitworth host a preview of Square Top Theatre’s latest original performance, a one-night-only, work-in-progress film screening and live stage performance. Charles Pepiton, Square Top Theatre’s director and a GU theatre professor, worked to de-

velop the production last summer. Nov. 12, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone. pepiton@ (328-4220) THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT SFCC drama students perform the play written by Jean Giraudoux, a mid-20th century French Impressionist fantasy where those on the fringes of life try to save the world. Nov. 12-21, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $1 admission with food donation. $1/$10. Spartan Theater at SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3222)


LARRY ELLINGSON: FORCE OF ATTRACTION A mixed media sculpture exhibition featuring the Spokane artist’s work. Final weekend; closes Nov. 6. Gallery hours Mon-Thu, 10 am-4 pm and Fri, 10 am-2:30 pm. In the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery at NIC. Mon.-Fri.. through Nov. 6. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave. (208-769-3300) LYNNE HAAGENSEN & LANCE LUSCHNIG A co-exhibition featuring UI art professor emerita Haagensen’s “Dances with History;” works developed in small Palouse museums and during trips to Spain. Alongside her work is Luschnig’s photography in “Observations in Passing,” featuring locally-shot images. Artist talk Nov. 5, at 6:30 pm. Exhibit runs through Dec. 6, gallery hours Tue-Sat, 10 am-8 pm and Sun, 10 am-6 pm. Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St, Moscow. MIKE HASTIE PHOTO ESSAY “Lying is the Most Powerful Weapon in War” is hosted by Spokane Veterans for Peace. Raised in a military family, Hastie bore witness to the effects of war in countries from Japan to Germany to the entire United States. Exhibit runs through Nov. 30; open Mon-Sat, from 10 am-6 pm. Free and open to the public. Community Building, 35 W. Main. (232-1950) FIRST FRIDAY Art galleries and businesses across downtown Spokane and beyond host monthly receptions to showcase new displays of art. Friday, Nov. 6, from 5-8 pm. For complete event details, visit JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE The annual event features fair/ direct trade arts, crafts and alternative gifts from around the world. Nov. 6, 10 am-7 pm and Nov. 7, 9 am-4 pm. First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. (624-1957) MIXOLOGY WITH A TWIST RELEASE PARTY The release of the second art and cocktail recipe book by local artist Sheila Evans, featuring 30+ original recipes by bartenders throughout Washington and Oregon. An original painting illustrates each drink. Nov. 6, 5-10 pm. Free. Mizuna, 214 N. Howard St. (714-2526) THE ART OF THE RENASSAINCE Explore some of the most influential artists and their famous works of art from the Renaissance, with College Professor and Art Historian Dr. Meredith Shimizu. Sessions held Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Feb. 21 and March 13, at 2 pm. $10 suggested donation per lecture. The MAC, 2316 W. First Ave. (4563931) JOHN HOLMGREN The artist’s work explores connections to and experiences of place, landscape, environment, time and memory. Nov. 10-Jan. 29, 2016;

opening reception Nov. 10, 5-6 pm with an artist lecture from 6-7 pm. Gallery open Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 10 am-2 pm. Gallery closed Nov. 25-28, Dec. 19-Jan. 4 and Jan. 16-18. Free and open to the public. Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Ave. (777-4513)




FLOATING BRIDGE PRESS POETS READING It’s no secret: Spokane is a city of poets. Auntie’s hosts a reading with poets published by Floating Bridge Press, including John Whalen, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Laura Read. Nov. 5, 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509-8380206) 3 MINUTE MIC Auntie’s poetry open mic, held every first Friday continues with natty guest host Isaac Grambo. If you’ve got Halloween or Thanksgiving-themed poems, feel free to bring them along, though anything is welcome. This is always a free speech event. Nov. 6, 8-9 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) ENVIRONMENTAL SOLITUDE: WES WEHR AND THE ART OF CONNECTION: Seattle-based artist and paleo-botanist Wes Wehr (1929-2004) nurtured strong ties to eastern Washington in two different realms. Drawing on interviews and research Spokane’s Jack Nisbet traces Wehr’s character and influence on two very different museums. Nov. 6, 6:15 pm. $10 suggested donation. The MAC, 2316 W. First Ave. PULITZER COLUMNIST LEONARD PITTS JR. Pitts comes to Spokane to share from his new novel, “Grant Park,” which follows a pair of veteran journalists from the days of Martin Luther King, Jr. up to the 2008 Presidential elections. The nationally-syndicated columnist is famous for his commentary on race, politics and culture. Nov. 10, 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) SHANN RAY BOOK LAUNCH The Spokane author releases his debut novel, “American Copper,” in an event that also features an appearance by Sherman Alexie. Nov. 10, 7 pm. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. POET ALLISON JOSEPH Joseph gives a public reading, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. She’s has published many award-winning collections and currently teaches at the MFA program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. Nov. 11, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. University of Idaho, 709 S. Deakin St. (208-885-6111) DAVID SEDARIS Tweaking the familiar until it warps, Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Nov. 12, 7:30 pm. $45-$50. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. (227-7404) 


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A Picture of the Good Life A historic photograph is about to change the life of one local woman Sandy Mills and boyfriend Tom Razo believe the above photo of Jesse James could be worth millions.



photograph of Jesse James sitting next to his assassin, Robert Ford, could be worth far more than the $10,000 bounty that was on James’ head in 1882. Following in his older brother Frank’s footsteps, James joined Confederate guerrillas at 16 years old. At the end of the Civil War, James continued the Confederate fight by leading a gang of outlaws robbing banks, stagecoaches and trains owned by Northern institutions. These legendary outlaws roamed the West and holed up in a number of hiding places. That’s how this photo landed in the hands of Pauline Higgins in Cedar County, Missouri, who then passed it down from daughter to daughter to daughter to Sandy Mills. Mills, 40, a house cleaner, lives north of Spokane with her boyfriend, Tom Razo, and five children. “My grandma had it wrapped up in a hankie,” Mills says. “She’s always cherished it. Everyone in my family did, which is why it has been kept in good condition for 130 years.”


Mills was given the tintype in 2003 by her grandmother, Isabelle Klemann, who died in 2006. “She told me to buy some land and find a good man,” Mills says.


ills tried to sell the tintype for years, but no one believed it was real. She and Razo then contacted Lois Gibson, a forensic artist for the Houston Police Department who has authenticated photographs and people for 33 years. Gibson compared the image with five authenticated photographs of James and one known established photograph of Ford. “I kept looking at every detail and each time I could not eliminate [it],” Gibson says. For example, she looked at the distance from James’ mouth to his nose, the texture of his hair and the “slight anomaly of Jesse James’s left eye/eyebrow being slightly bigger than his right eye/ eyebrow.” The tintype was consistent. “I’m a weepy person and I was

almost crying for joy,” Gibson says. “I pictured her buying a big house.” Gibson authenticated a photograph of Billy the Kid in 2014, which sold for $2.3 million. She believes this photograph of James and Ford could be worth more. “Now we can prove those people wrong,” Gibson says. A few months after first making contact with Gibson, Mills and Razo were vindicated, with a lot more emotion and tears than Mills and Razo expected. “We screamed and hollered and jumped up and down,” Razo says. All of their work building a family tree and finding a way to establish the tintype finally paid off after 12 years. Now they just want to show the world this picture and the history of the legendary outlaw.


he yellowish tintype, a little larger than the palm of Mills’ hand, is estimated to have been taken in the early 1880s. James sits in striped pants, with disheveled jacket and hair, in a chair alongside his charming

fellow gang member, Ford. James and his brother, Frank James, trusted the Ford brothers and hid with them during this time. Gibson believes the photograph was taken while Ford looked up to James and before he betrayed him. Ford shot James in the back of the head to collect the reward money. For this, Mills’ ancestors had referred to Ford as a coward, Gibson says. Her ancestors appreciated and respected James. “He was fighting for what he believed in, like we do today,” Razo says. As a little girl, Mills would run up to ask her grandmother to show her the family heirloom inside her handkerchief. Now, the imaginations of the children in her house embrace it as well. “It’s been amazing to share this with my family,” Mills said. If the price is right, Mills will use the money to buy some land, just as her grandmother told her to do. “I think she would be absolutely content,” Mills says. “She trusted me with it and wanted me to have a good life.” n


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Ladd Bjorneby watercolors and acrylics including views of Spokane Falls

La Patience. Central African themed music, plus arts and cultural activites.

Enjoy the rich abstract artworks of Todd Mires along with the soulful acoustic duo, Wyatt Wood.

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Spokane artist Ona Jacobson brings us “The Endangered and the Rescued.”


Jeannine Marx Fruci Watercolor Artist Jeannine Marx Fruci presents “Feeling at Home in the Northwest.”


Modern impressionistic oil painter, Lauren Simison and scuptor, Jim Oxford.


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Casey Ryan Live music, half price all EATS menu Happy Hour (4-6pm) and Spokane’s best cocktails 10 years running!


Hannah Koeske, paint and mixed media.


Jennifer Gibson, framed Photographs.


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Deanna Hormann, Ron Hormann, Preston Lawson, Sheri Queen, and Terry Lee. Mixed Media and Photography Exhibit with demonstration by Terry Lee.

The Northwest Gallery specializes in 18th-21st Century paintings with an emphasis on American impressionism and movements of the early 20th century.

Tom Shine. Prints will be available with a portion of sales going to Gonzaga Prep. Taste the newly released Cabernet. Open until 8pm.


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The Front Porch Trio Steve Simmons on Guitar and Vocals, Alan Fischer on Mandolin and Trumpet and Rick Singer on Drums.


With Jon Deviny: Art Director. Designer. Illustrator. A local favorite!


Lisa Soranaka and collaborator, Eric-Alain Parker, completed the mural within the Cedar Street Railroad overpass.


Gay Waldman. A dynamic and colofrul exhibit called “My Friends Gardens.”


TJ Ediger + Luke Sturgeon. New work from Laboratory artists-in-residence, these works explore the relationship between our physical and digital worlds.

Jake Flaherty and Jenni DeBarros Enjoy unique wood art pieces by Jake and photography by Jenni while enjoying a glass of wine or a beer.


Lila Girvin collection, “Intangible Spaces.” Vibrant colors to explore the “compelling ways the land converges with the sky.”


SPARK art partnership program special exhibition with Jonathan Finck, Eddie Kerr, Matthew Pretz, Kim Diep, and David Gonzales.


Artist Bobbie Wieber. Mona Lisa on Display 5 to 7pm.

Groups 5-6:30pm/Singing in the New Year Competition 7-9pm. Enjoy great music all evening with Bryant and Grant Elementary groups followed by Singing in the New Year - a Vocal Competition!




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Dean Davis. A photographic exploration of 24 regional artists’ palettes. If you missed this show at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Here is another chance to see it.


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Ben Joyce. Enjoy award-winning cider and the debut of renowned local artist Ben Joyce’s Limited Edition series.


Todd Mires, Helen Parsons, Marion Flanary, Adam Scoggin, Jeff Schindler, Nathan O’Brien. 6 Artists. 3 Stories. Live Music by Starlite Motel.


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Sam White - October Faces. Come see the Picassoesque faces both inside and outside Marmot Art Space in Kendall Yards.


Amazing and sensual art from Elsie Stewart, plus delicious food, outstanding music and liquid art (wine) from 5pm to 10pm.

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“100 Stories: A Centennial Exhibition,” Spokane Watercolor Society Show, Cafe MAC food specials. “Environmental Solitude: Wes Wehr and the Art of Connection” by Jack Nisbet, 6:15-7:30 pm in the auditorium.


Heather Beaty & Shana Smith. Come view our artists in action teaching a class and have a drink or two!


Happy hour with the artist 4 to 7pm. Live music 7 to 9pm. Ginger Oakes woth porcelain sculptures depicting spirits in the vineyard with delicacy and strength. Live music by Carlton Oakes and Jason Bear. Savory bites, artisan cheeses available all night.


Steph. Creepy art pieces with some Japanese inspired pieces. Strange, dreamlike, highly detailed.


A variety of artwork from resident artists: Ali Blackwood, Ashley Moss, Audreana Camm, Bethany Ellifritz, Heather Hofstetter, and Kyle Genther. Paint your own masterpiece for $10!


Patricia Barkley is a stained glass, and John Blessent is a silversmith and jeweler. Together they brighten our art world with original, stunning pieces.


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Local jazz vocalist, Kathleen Cavender, has been singing into a microphone for most of her life, including for local rock/pop groups in the 70s and popular northwest band, Weston Davis.


Dave and Liz Ulmen, Desiree Mowry, Katie Machain and Bess Hardie. Small Works of Art: Jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and woodcut prints. Sample Steam Plant’s handcrafted brew while you enjoy the show.


Austin Stiegemeier. Large-scale figurative watercolor paintings in a series that originated in Barcelona, Spain. View Austin’s water colors and sketches while listening to Kari Marguerite’s music and sipping on your favorite Whiskey.


Collection of oil paintings by Don Bott.


Brad Johnson. Brad creates organic, thought provoking & unique, drawings, paintings and sculptures.


“Cut to the Core” Solo show featuring the one-of-a-kind, carved, corrugated, rhythmic ceramic forms by ceramic sculptor Chris Kelsey, co-owner of Trackside’s Studio and Gallery.


Original works by noted Spokane artist, Dick Ibach. Music by Crushpad.


“Edges Soften,” new thread paintings and mixed media works of Christina Rothe. Artwork on display through November; Mo-Fr 10-6pm and Sat 10-4pm.


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