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WDFW captures, spays wolf Male dog running with Ruby Creek pack BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


First heroes day celebrated Pend Oreille County Commissioners declared March 10 Pend Oreille County Heroes Day and presented first-of-their-kind Certificate of Merit awards to Pend Oreille County deputy sheriff Steve Beery, left, and Sheriff Alan Botzheim for a Feb. 20 rescue of a woman who fell through the ice on the Pend Oreille River. In addition to receiving an award, Botzheim presented citizen commendation awards to Karen and Mike Krei, who heard Debbie Johnson calling for help after she fell through the ice. The Kreis stayed on the line with the dispatchers and called encouragement to Johnson, who was in the icy water nearly half an hour. He also presented Beery with a life saving award from the sheriff’s department. In the bottom photo Johnson gives Mike Krei a hug.


IONE – A female wolf was captured and spayed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife agents Saturday, March 8, near the Pend Oreille/Stevens county border, east of Colville. It was the first time a wild wolf has been spayed in Washington, according to Donny Martorello, WDFW carnivore section manager. “We captured an adult female that was part of the Ruby


Mill Pond Dam removal behind schedule New planning causes a possible one-year delay BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

METALINE FALLS – The Mill Pond Dam removal is running about a year behind schedule because of dirt that has settled behind the century old dam. Seattle City Light and the Pend Oreille Public Utility District met a snag because the original plan to use the dirt to line the riverbanks isn’t suitable. PUD Director of Regula-

tory and Environmental Affairs Mark Cauchy said the original plan was to draw down the creek slowly and use the dirt sediment to line the banks of Sullivan Creek. However, the soil will not work for this process and plans are being changed. “It’s not the type of material that would hold together well,” Cauchy said. SCL hired Icicle Creek SEE DAM, 2A

Kalispel tribe planning for future Gaming main economic driver for now EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a series of profiles of Pend Oreille County leaders.


USK – With 56 percent of the 447 enrolled Kalispel tribal members under age 18, there is going to be a need for housing and services in the near future, says Curt Holmes, five-term Kalispel tribal councilman and tribal Director of Public and Governmental Affairs. Holmes, 40, grew up on the reservation in Usk, where he currently lives with his wife Amber and their four children. He is a graduate of Cusick High School, where he played football

and basketball. He recently graduated with honors from Whitworth University with a

‘We’re looking to identify new lands to purchase for housing or economic development.’ Curt Holmes

Kalispel Tribal Councilman

Bachelor of Arts Degree in organizational management. “We’re looking to identify new

lands to purchase for housing or economic development,” Holmes said. The tribe is looking for business opportunities both in Airway Heights, where its Northern Quest Resort and Casino is located, as well as in Pend Oreille County. Profit will be a secondary consideration for any commercial projects initially, Holmes said. There won’t be much money made at first on any ventures in Pend Oreille County, he said. “Up north, financial considerations are a secondary reason,” he said. Job creation and the services are the main reasons to construct new projects, but SEE TRIBE, 8A


Curt Holmes, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs for the Kalispel Tribe, talks to other leaders recently at the county leaders quarterly roundtable.

B R I E F LY Rodeo banquet this Saturday NEWPORT – The Newport Rodeo Association’s Annual Banquet is Saturday, March 15, with an auction to assist with summer travel and other expenses of Queen Jessica Ashley and to kick off the rodeo preparation. This year’s rodeo will be June 27 and 28. The event will be held at the Newport Eagles. A social hour begins at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., with a choice of steak or chicken. The cost is $15 per person, which includes gratuity and tax.

SMS Shuttle stopping Sandpoint run NEWPORT – The SMS Community Shuttle is discontinu-

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ing service to Sandpoint and Priest River effective March 31 because of a loss in funding. The cost to ride the SMS Community Shuttle is $3 for a oneway fare. The new schedule starts Tuesday, April 1 and will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The shuttle departs the Bank of America building in downtown Spokane at 6:30 a.m. and arrives at the Safeway in Newport at 8:15 a.m. and departs again for Spokane at 8:30 a.m. It arrives at the bank building in Spokane at 10:15 a.m. The afternoon shuttle departs the Bank of America in Spokane at 2 p.m., arrives at the Safeway in Newport at 4:15 p.m. and leaves for Spokane at 4:30 p.m. It arrives at the bank 5B-6B

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Forest Service may find new partnership in EDC NEWPORT – EDC Chairman Lonnie Johnson approached SEE BRIEFS, 8A


















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The 63-acre Mill Pond will return to a creek-like setting after the removal of the dam. The PUD and SCL are working together to remove the dam to allow for better fish habitats and rehabilitate the area to its natural setting over the next five years.

Engineering to do a soil sample study. They told SCL Capitol Projects Manager John Armstrong the material would flow downstream once the dam is removed and act more like a liquid. “The best way to do this is to allow the creek itself to flush the sediment downstream as quick as possible,” Armstrong said. “The quicker you do it, the better it is for the habitat.” He said after Icicle submitted their findings, four more dam removal experts for SCL concurred that this would be the best process. The five-year project started in 2013 with the planning process. Armstrong said this may cause a delay in the dam removal timeline. “We are probably going to be a year later than we wanted to be,” Armstrong said. Taking down the Mill Pond Dam will restore Sullivan Creek close to

how it was before the structures were placed there in the early 1900s. The dam is being removed to eliminate the manmade barrier to the upstream fish and will allow for fish access to 16 miles of new habitat. Natural sediment will also move downstream to improve water quality by cooling off the water substantially. In addition, the removal will enhance natural wetlands, which filter and purify water, supply wildlife habitat and control erosion. The 63-acre lake known as Mill Pond will revert back to the stream it originally was. The area around the lake will likely take several years to rehabilitate back to the natural setting, Armstrong said. “Our goal is to restore it as near as we can to its natural condition,” Armstrong said. The Mill Pond Dam is part of the Sullivan Lake Hydroelectric project

‘The best way to do this is to allow the creek itself to flush the sediment downstream as quick as possible. The quicker you do it, the better it is for the habitat.’ John Armstrong

SCL Capitol Projects Manager

cheaper power was being generated at Box Canyon Dam. The PUD is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to remove the Mill Pond Dam as part of the surrender of the license to operate the Sullivan Lake Hydroelectric Project. The PUD is working with Seattle City Light during the removal process. SCL is covering most of the costs of the dam removal under its relicensing of the Boundary Hydroelectric Project, which was approved by FERC at the same time as the PUD surrender on the project

was approved. “In FERC’s eyes, we are responsible for the removal of the dam,” Cauchy said. “We are very confident and Seattle is doing a good job of moving along.” The dam removal process could cost between $7 and $10 million, Armstrong said. He said this includes restoration on the site, dam removals, designing and planning, and construction, which covers demolition on the areas being rehabilitated. Armstrong said SCL is covering 99 percent of the cost. “That’s the deal that we made,” Armstrong said. The PUD is only responsible to document and photograph the original log crib dam that sits in front of the concrete dam. Armstrong said both dams are coming down but the log dam is a historic piece and must be documented for historic purposes. “It’s a very minor element of the total job,” Armstrong said. Cauchy said the PUD has not set an estimate for its portion of the project. “Any expenses from the surrender of the Sullivan Creek Project will come out of any revenue we receive from the sale of water to the State of Washington,” Cauchy said. Armstrong said this is a large and unique project because dam removal is not common. “There is not a lot of dams coming out,” Armstrong said. Work parties for those involved will be coming in the near future to work on a new design plan. Cauchy said the dam removal could take a year but that is hard to pin down at this point because no design team is in place. “There are different ways to remove a dam and it is site specific,” Cauchy said.

WOLF: The male dog escaped his owners, later caught in cougar trap FROM PAGE 1

Creek pack,” he said. The 2-year-old was running with another female and an unaltered domestic male dog, he said. WDFW agents, as part of routine monitoring of wolf packs, had darted the two female wolves with tranquilizer darts in late February. They attached collars and did a fitness inspection. At that time, one female wolf showed signs of being in heat and the other didn’t, he said. Agents released the wolves and contemplated what to do about the possibility of wolf-dog breeding. “It was a tough decision,” Martorello said of the decision to sterilize the wolf. In the end it came down to not wanting hybrids. “The goal is to restore a population of native wolves, not start a new generation of hybrids,” he said. The male dog, an Akbosh, escaped his owners south of Ione in mid January, he said. An Akbosh is a solid white dog about the size of a German shepherd. The dog ran with the females until late February, when he walked into a cougar trap and was recaptured, Martorello said. Martorello said he was not aware of any hybridization of wild wolves in Washington. The Ruby Creek pack is made up of two females. Under the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, a wolf pack is defined in the state plan as two or more wolves traveling together. The Ruby Creek pack is one of four new packs WDF&W discovered in their annual survey of the wolf population. Several known wolf packs are in Pend Oreille County. The WDF&W counted the presence of 13 wolf packs, five successful breeding pairs and at least 52 individual wolves in 2013. Three of the new packs – Ruby Creek, Dirty Shirt and Carpenter Ridge – were formed by wolves that

split off from the existing Smackout Pack in northeast Washington, he said. A fourth new pack, the Wenatchee Pack, appears to be made up of two female wolves from the Teanaway

‘The goal is to restore a population of native wolves, not start a new generation of hybrids.’ Donny Martorello

WDFW carnivore section manager

Pack, whose territory stretches between Ellensburg and Wenatchee. Martorello said the latest findings point to continued growth in the state’s wolf population under state and federal recovery plans. “While we can’t count every wolf in the state, the formation of four new packs is clear evidence of steady growth in Washington’s wolf population,” he said. “More packs mean more breeding females, which produce more pups.” All but eliminated from western states in the last century, wolves are now protected under Washington law throughout the state and under federal law in the western two-thirds of the state. The commission, an appointed panel that sets policy for WDFW, approved the plan in 2011 that guides state management and recovery of wolves in Washington. In developing its annual update, WDFW used a combination of aerial surveys, trackers and signals from 11 wolves fitted with active radiocollars, Martorello said. Despite their growing numbers, wolves were involved in far fewer conflicts with humans and livestock

in 2013 than in the previous year, Martorello said. Stephanie Simek, WDFW’s wolf conflict-resolution manager, said the department investigated 20 reported attacks on pets and livestock last year, but found that wolves were actually involved in only four of them. Confirmed wolf attacks left one calf dead and three dogs injured, she said. By comparison, wolves killed at least seven calves and one sheep in 2012, leaving six additional calves and two sheep injured, Simek said. Most of those attacks were made by the Wedge Pack on a single rancher’s cattle in northeast Washington, she said. WDFW ultimately killed seven members of the Wedge Pack to stop the escalating series of attacks, although two wolves were still travelling as a pack in the same area in 2013, she said. “That was an extraordinary event that we do not want to repeat,” said Martorello, noting that no wolves were killed by WDFW last year. The 2013 survey does, however, reflect the death of five wolves, due to causes ranging from a car accident on Blewett Pass to a legal hunt on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Simek outlined several steps WDFW has taken in the past year to reduce conflicts with wolves: • Cooperative agreements: The department entered into cost-sharing agreements with 29 livestock producers, who have made a commitment to take proactive steps to avoid conflicts with wolves. Typical strategies include improving fencing and sanitation, employing range riders and using non-lethal hazing methods to repel wolves. • Increased staffing: WDFW created a new 13-member Wildlife Conflict Section to work with livestock producers, landowners and entire communities to avoid conflicts with wolves. Seven of those positions were

new hires in 2013. • Wolf Advisory Group: A new nine-member advisory group was established to recommend strategies for encouraging more livestock owners to enter into cooperative agreements, providing compensation for wolf-related economic losses, and other issues. Members of the group represent hunters, livestock producers and conservation groups. “These actions have greatly improved the department’s ability to manage our growing wolf population and meet state recovery goals,” Martorello said. Under the state’s wolf-management plan, wolves can be removed from the state’s endangered species list once 15 successful breeding pairs are documented for three consecutive years among three designated wolfrecovery regions – or 18 successful breeding pairs in one year among three designated wolf-recovery regions. A successful breeding pair is defined as an adult male and female with at least two pups that survive until the end of the calendar year. In 2013, WDFW documented three successful breeding pairs in the Eastern Washington recovery region and two pairs in the North Cascades recovery region. No wolf packs or breeding pairs have been documented on the South Cascades/Northwest Coast recovery region. Meanwhile, the federal listing of gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act is currently under review. In June 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal to delist gray wolves nationwide. A decision is expected by the end of 2014. An overview of the 2013 wolf survey is posted on WDFW’s website at http:// gray_wolf/. A full report will be available on that site by April 4.

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Low Precip 20 .27 32 .07 33 .78 35 .08 31 31 .59 33 .27

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Lane resentenced, gets same jail time

B R I E F LY Police watching for impaired drivers PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Police Department, along with the Idaho State Police, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, and other local law enforcement agencies, will be participating in DUI emphasis patrols March 15-22. Officers will be at various places throughout Priest River strictly enforcing DUI and seatbelt laws. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 269 people were killed by drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day 2007-2011. According to NHTSA in 2011, on average, one person was killed every 53 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States. Most of these crashes involved drunk drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations of almost twice the legal limit of .08. Priest River Police Chief Drew McLain said to designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin; plan a way to get home safely at the end of the night.



These master gardeners are shown planting native bulrush along the Pend Oreille River in Gregg’s Addition. Pictured are Julie Chavis and Jan Wood, with Julie’s daughter Anna, and Roy Wood.

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NEWPORT – Master Gardeners experienced and new were acknowledged at a recognition dinner Wednesday, March 5. Master Gardeners are people who receive training from the Washington State University’s Extension Program. They then provide advice and assistance to people who have home gardening questions. “It’s a neat program that started in 1973 in the Seattle area,” said Carol Mack, WSU Pend Oreille County Extension/Kalispel Tribal Extension agent. The program soon made its way to the east side of the state, with the Pend Oreille Chapter starting in 1996. “We had volunteers who received training in Spokane who had been providing advice about five years prior to that,” Mack said. It was in 1996 that the program officially came to Pend Oreille County. Jane Bolz, Pandi Gruver, Suzanne Jacobson, Loretta Nichols, Anne Rogers, Tom Rogers, Patrick Shanahan, William Simpson, Lisa Trosi Ward, Carla Pogson and Jan Wood were recognized as the newest members of the Master Gardener community. They took an online course

Ione Medicare help date changes IONE – Statewide Health Information Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) will now be at the Ione Senior Center Tuesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss Medicare problem solving. The date has changed from March 18. The SHIBA program is free and offers Medicare help in the state of Washington. Trained volunteers can help in a confidential manner. The SHIBA program is a program of The Office of the Insurance Commissioner and Rural Resources. SHIBA advisors do not sell anything and are not associated with any companies. They offer free information about Medicare. For more information call 1-800-776-3857.

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NEWPORT – A man sentenced to seven and a half years in prison in 2012 for being a felon in possession of a firearm was back in Pend Oreille County for resentencing Thursday, March 6. The Court of Appeals had sent the case back to recalculate the offender score for Cory Lane, 40, who was convicted in a jury trial of the firearm charge and a failure to register as a sex offender charge. The offender score is the number used to calculate the standard sentencing range for crimes. The number is derived from the number of offenses and the severity of the offenses. The higher the offender score, the more severe the sentence. Some crimes “wash out” after a certain amount of time crime free, meaning they don’t count for sentencing purposes. Juvenile crimes are calculated differently than adult offenses. Lane has a complicated criminal history, with juvenile and adult crimes over a more than 20-year period. In the original sentence he had an offender score of 9, the maximum number of points. Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith examined

judgments and sentences and finally concluded there would be no difference in the sentencing range. “In the end, I find the offender score is nine plus, do I need to do more?” he said. Lane’s public defender Mike Morgan agreed the score was the same. Lane, who was transferred to Pend Oreille County from Coyote Ridge Correctional Center near Connell, told Monasmith that it wasn’t his intention to waste anyone’s time. Monasmith, who tried the case, was understanding. He said the sentencing range should have been documented more correctly at the time of sentencing. Monasmith said the case Lane was convicted on wasn’t strong, in his view. “It could have gone either way,” Monasmith said. But once the jury convicted, the sentence is pretty straightforward. “What it comes down to is criminal history,” he said “The court really doesn’t have much discretion.” The sentencing range Lane faced was 87-116 months. Monasmith sentenced him to 90 months on the firearm charge and 10 months on the failure to register as a sex offender charge, with sentences served concurrently.

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wo-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent national newspaper readership survey. NNA, founded in 1885, represents 2,200 members across the U.S. Its mission is to protect, promote and enhance America’s community newspapers. Most of its members are weekly or small daily newspapers in smaller or niche communities. The survey noted that more readers are using mobile devices to shop, read and communicate. The number with smart phones jumped from 24 percent to 45 percent and 39 percent said they used the phones to access local news. Newspaper websites remained the leading provider of local news, followed distantly by a local TV station’s site and then by national aggregators, such as Google and Yahoo. The annual NNA Community Newspaper Readership survey was completed in 2013 in partnership with the Center for Advanced Social Research of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. Surveyors reached 508 households in communities where a local newspaper of circulation of 15,000 or less served the communities. The survey began in 2005. It has consistently shown the community newspaper to be the information leader in smaller communities. Trust in the local newspaper remains high, the survey found. Overall, readers in the 2013 survey gave high ratings to the accuracy, coverage, quality of writing and fairness of news reporting of the local print newspapers. In “coverage of local news,” “quality of writing” and “fairness of reporting,” their combined ratings were higher than in 2012. 94 percent of readers agreed that the newspapers were informative. 80 percent said that they and their families looked forward to reading the newspapers. 78 percent relied on the newspapers for local news and information. 72 percent said the newspapers entertained them. Local readers also like to share their newspaper with others. The “pass-along rate” of the primary subscriber’s sharing with others rose in 2013 to 2.48, compared to 2.18 in 2012 and 2.33 in 2011, possibly indicating continued economic pressure from the fallout of the Great Recession as families economize by purchasing fewer individual copies. Striking was the finding that nearly one-third of households still do not have Internet access at home. The finding parallels similar conclusions from the U.S. Census Bureau and others that continue to report slow growth in Internet penetration across smaller, and particularly rural communities. NNA President Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of the Blackshear (GA) Times, remarked that the RJI research consistently shows the community newspaper as the dominant information medium in their communities. “We know that it is very difficult for a good community to survive without a good newspaper and vice versa,” Williams said. “The high levels of trust, the consistent pass-along rate and the desire to find the newspaper in whatever medium the reader wishes to use – whether mobile, print or Web – demonstrate the value of good community journalism.” -Newspaper Association of America

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YO U R O P I N I O N Newport has a lot of great people To the editor: In case you don’t already know, our town of Newport has many great people. A week ago last Tuesday, I was walking home from the post office. I stepped off the curb and took a tumble, no ice to blame. Next thing I know, I’m down, scratched and bleeding. Several of those good people were around with blankets, also the sheriff, waiting for the ambulance, and off we go to the hospital. Once again, they did a really good job. Two very sore knees and cracked ribs. Thank you to all those who rescued me. I love you. -Thelma Richter Newport

We must become independent from government To the editor: The free trade agreements do indeed destroy jobs in America. Shall we go back to high import tariffs to support a government that is out of control as per our constitution? Oh but we do have the government mentality that covets all the neighbor’s property and value through high fees and taxes. We have to support their careers and retirements. That does present a mighty high hurdle to overcome! Truth is, “Working for the government is not a job but it is a career!” Oh yes and we can’t forget the coveting from the neighbors who take more than they put in or ever put in. That is another huge hurdle and problem in our

The U.S. should intervene militarily. Russia broke International Law. The U.S. should stay out of it. We have enough of our own problems.

country? We have become the people that are more dependent than independent. These three problems must have three solutions? 1) Bring back import tariffs 2) Term limits of 14 years for any government position in the lifetime of the citizen. That would be elected and un-elected government jobs, period! That action surly would prevent cronyism, nepotism, enrichment schemes; shake hand deals, union backroom negotiations, revolving door jobs and all the other evils of a government gone wild. 3) Go back to honor, integrity and respect of thy neighbor. Stop the blame and shame of covet thy neighbor mentality. When one retires, one should get what they actually paid in and thereafter they could go to a baseline minimum with family picking up the slack for free. Until Americans are willing to seriously slice, dice and sacrifice our dependence we cannot begin to be independent and nor can we be debt free. We must mathematically and factually fix our issues regardless of what political party one claims to belong. -Donna Lands Newport

McMorris Rodgers does not represent her constituents To the editor: Past Spokesman-Review articles indicated that, in her response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ “Bette in Spokane” story was invalid. Her assertion that “Obamacare isn’t working” is also not true, particularly for her constituents; in

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The world’s eyes are focused on the crisis in Ukraine, where the population is divided over aligning the country’s economy with the European Union or with Russia. The Ukrainian president was unseated by a coup, and Russia has since sent troops into the Crimean region, claiming self defense. How do you think the U.S. should react to the crisis in Ukraine? The U.S. should place economic sanctions on Russia in an attempt to strong arm them out of Ukraine. It is a sovereign nation. The U.S. should send financial and other aid to Ukraine.



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fact, the participation rate for her eastern Washington constituents is even higher than the successful rate for the entire state. Although the Obamacare federal website rollout was initially botched, what’s most important is the end result. Generally, states running their own exchanges, primarily those with Democrat decision making, have been successful in signing up their residents. But why haven’t most Republican states and Republicans like McMorris Rodgers, who purportedly favor local control, advocated for states running their own exchanges? The answer: Clearly most Republican politicians, including McMorris Rodgers, don’t even want to give Obamacare a chance to work; kudos to a notable Republican state exception, Kentucky, for running its own exchange successfully, much due to its minority Democratic Governor, Steve Beshear. Representing a high-poverty, high-unemployment district, McMorris Rodgers’ opposition to governmentfunded job creation and raising minimum wage are among her further stands against her constituents’ needs. Please support her opposing candidate Joe Pakootas who vows to strongly represent his constituents. -Norm Luther Spokane

Russia is justified in its actions To the editor: The recent crisis in Ukraine reminds me of the fear that Americans have of being attacked or threatened. That fear drives much of our political thinking and most of our spending on the Military Industrial Complex. We must have a boogieman to fear so that the MIC can continue to be fed. The new boogieman is Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who will ride shirtless into our yard on a white horse and kill our women and children. Our president must stand up to this threat to our very existence. So we crank up our aircraft carriers and send in troops to save the day. Otherwise we might look weak to the world. The other thing to consider is that Putin doesn’t believe in Jesus, so he could be the anti-Christ. Now Christians must unite and oppose the atheist Communist threat to our very existence. Wait a minute. What’s going on in the Ukraine? Looks like some people that live there didn’t like the government and overthrew

it. Russia took the side of Crimea, which is next door. If the same kind of thing happened in Canada or Mexico wouldn’t America be concerned about our citizens who live there? That was the basis for President Reagan invading Granada. We had to save our people who were living there and I recall some medical school students that needed liberation. So the cries from Republicans are that we need a strong president who will stand up to that tyrant anti-Christ Putin when we would and have done the same thing as Putin. We can’t afford another cold war with Russia and we have no reason to become involved in the politics of Ukraine. Perhaps the Ukrainians would like to come over here and liberate us from our political, social and economic oppressions. -Pete Scobby Newport

Folks do a lot of good around here To the editor: “People don’t provide feedback, unless something is wrong.” These were the words of a local coffee shop owner to me recently. It got me thinking about this great community we live in, and how many things happen in our area daily or weekly that are noble and commendable, and never get any mention. This week I’d like to commend our local Post Office. I was awaiting a $22 part so I could complete and bill a $1,600 project (I’m a contractor). On Saturday night, I learned that my package was “delivered” the previous Wednesday – but I hadn’t seen it. I took the printout of the delivery confirmation to the post office on Monday and asked about it, but after a thorough search of the back room, nothing had come up. A note was left for my local carrier, and I expected to check back in a few days and see if anything turned up. Having had a similar situation in a different town years ago, I didn’t hold much hope about this item. Imagine my surprise when my wife notified me later on Monday afternoon that my package had been delivered to our door. Now, it seems to me that one or more people went beyond the call of duty – my mail had already been delivered for the day. Thanks Newport P.O. Your service was noted, and much appreciated. Stay tuned for more local heroes. -Nathan Weathers Newport


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Hospital Foundation fundraising net grows by $12,700 Newport Hospital and Health Services renews contract with Foundation BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – An increase in fundraising and a decrease in expenses raised the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation net proceeds by nearly $13,000, from 2012 to 2013. Foundation director Jenny Smith gave the hospital board an overview of the foundation’s projects and budget Thursday, Feb. 27, prior to the board renewing the contract between the district and the foundation. The foundation increased its number of sponsors and donors from 101 in 2012 to 153 in 2013 and increased its fundraising revenue from $50,000 in 2012 to $58,800 in 2013. Expenses, not including Smith’s salary and benefits, dropped from $30,000 to $26,100, for a fundraising net of $32,700 in 2013, over $20,000 in 2012. Smith’s salary is paid by the hospital district. Sixty percent of her job is marketing for the district, and 40 percent is foundation director. With $9,000 in contributions to the Healthy Kids Snack Bag and Healthy Newport and programs, the remaining $23,700 is in reserves to fund the healthy snack program throughout the year. “(We wanted) to allow this program to build some momentum and expand it

to see what we could do,” Smith told The Miner. The foundation board agreed to keep the foundation’s focus on this program for 2014, as it did in 2012 and 2013. The foundation contributed $8,763 to the Healthy Kids Snack Bag program in 2013, expanding it to Cusick, Priest River and Newport. Each week children in need at area schools receive a bag with seven pieces of fresh fruit, seven servings of protein such as string cheese, seven 100 percent fruit juice boxes and seven healthy grains. The foundation also contributed $247 to the Health Newport Community Wellness Initiative in 2013. In years past, the foundation contributed to the purchase of medical equipment, including a bone density scanner for $12,000 in 2009, a GlideScope Video Laryngoscope for $10,000 in 2010, and a digital mammography machine for $45,000 in 2011. The foundation contributed $3,395 to the Healthy Newport initiative in 2012, along with $4,353 to the Healthy

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To our Sandpoint and Priest River Passengers: We regret to announce that the Priest River and Sandpoint Community Shuttle providing service to Newport and Spokane will be discontinued effective March 31, 2014. Despite our best efforts and those of others in the community, we were unable to secure sufficient funding to continue the service. We appreciate the support of the community and want to thank you, our passengers, for riding with us. Service between Newport and Spokane will continue on a new schedule: Starting April 1, 2014 SPOKANE / NEWPORT Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday Depart ...............................Spokane: Bank of America ............................6:30AM Arrive / Depart .....................Newport: Safeway .........................................8:15AM / 8:30AM Arrive ...............................Spokane Bank of America .............................10:15AM Depart ...............................Spokane: Bank of America ............................2:00PM Arrive / Depart .....................Newport Safeway ..........................................4:15PM / 4:30PM Arrive ...............................Spokane Bank of America .............................5:45PM In the City of Spokane, we pick up or drop off at the Bank of America on Riverside and Howard. Upon request, we can also pick up at the following locations: Spokane International Airport, any of the major Hospitals including VA hospital, NorthTown Mall, Northpoint Wal-Mart, 29th and Regal, Fancher and Sprague or Trent and Fancher. If you have a disability that prevents you from reaching one of our stops, please call our office to see if we can arrange a pickup at your home. One-way fares • $3.00 Newport/Spokane

Reserve seating has priority. Open seating is available without reservations as capacity allows. To reserve a seat, please call 24-hours in advance or during office hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm. SMS Community Shuttle, 1-877-264-RIDE(7433) • 509-534-7171 Service is open to the general public. Service is available to all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. This service meets the requirements of the American’s With Disabilities Act. This service is funded through grants from Washington DOT.

THE POC WEED BOARD WORKING TOGETHER WITH YOU FOR EFFECTIVE WEED MANAGEMENT Managing Weeds Is Healthy For Our Lands & Economy A recent study determined allowing weeds to grow costs in excess of one trillion dollars annually world-wide. Weeds reduce property values & recreational opportunities.

TO ASSIST IN YOUR WEED MANAGEMENT EFFORTS WE ARE PROVIDING: • Our popular Neighborhood Cooperative Cost-Share Program. Applications are available at the March 22nd workshop, from the office or the web after April 1st. Partial funding is available this year. • FREE Biocontrol Agents for spotted knapweed, Dalmation toadflax & St. Johnswort. • Rental sprayer equipment and information for weed control are available. Board: Warren Koontz, 1st Dist. 509-447-3886; Joe Sherman, 4th Dist. 509-6711115; Wes Bailey, 2nd Dist. 509-447-3387. Districts 3 & 5 are vacant if interested in applying. Board Meetings held the second Wednesday of every even month 2pm in theWeed Board office. The office of the Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed Control Board is located in the Courthouse Annex, South 418 Scott Avenue, and is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (509) 447-2402. FAX number is (509) 447-6477. Our postal address is, PO Box 5085; Newport, WA 991565085; our e-mail address is, and, our web site is


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year to year. Gardeners must complete 25 hours of approved community service and get 10 hours of continuing education credits to retain their Master Gardener status. The 32 active Master Gardeners contributed 1,572 hours of volunteer time in 2013. All were honored at the March 5 dinner, with some recognized for 10 years of service. They included Vicky Cahill, Kathy Carlsen, Debra Files and Linda Headrick. Some Master Gardeners contributed more than 75 volunteer hours in 2013, including Dixie Chichester, Sandy Loskill and Sheila Pattison. Chichester was honored for volunteering the most hours. Master Gardeners can take a break from master gardening, Mack said. “Laurie Wright’s kids graduated, so she came back,” Mack said. In addition to Wright, Gretchen Koenig, Phylis Von Miller and Eileen Matthai returned to the program. Master Gardeners are involved in a variety of activities throughout the year, including food gardens at the elementary schools in the Newport, Selkirk and Cusick school districts. They have a demonstration garden at the Create Arts Center and will hold a plant clinic and plant sale. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener or getting advice from a Master Gardener call the WSU Extension Office at 509-447-2401.


said the only ceiling tiles left for replacement have fire systems attached. “Someone special has to come do that,” Smith said. The cost to replace just the ceiling tiles was about $80,000, Smith said. The floor tiles in the cafeteria and hallways are

NEWPORT – Contractors at Newport High School will finish cleaning the school Friday, March 14, after a fire sparked in the sawdust collector outside of the woodshop Feb. 21. Smoke infiltrated the school exhaust system, spreading the smell ‘They cover throughout the building. absolutely A hot ember was sucked into the sawdust collector everything. Any from a lathe a student was operating. The shop teacher costs the district noticed the smoke and immediately reacted. Students has incurred were evacuated to Stratton because of this, Elementary and the school was closed for two days to they cover.’ assist contractors in cleaning efforts. Dave Smith As of Friday, March 7, the Newport Superintendent school still had a lingering smell of smoke and clean up being recoated, the hope will continue until Friday being that the smoke smell or Saturday, March 14-15, will dissipate more. Parts Superintendent Dave Smith of the school, including the said. gym are getting fresh paint “That’s their goal,” Smith on the walls. The wood said. paneling in the cafeteria and Air Scrubbers are still other areas will be sanded placed throughout the and sealed. school to scrub the air of The air ducts are cleaned the smoke smell. Smith said at night and there are a they would be there through couple more days left of at least Friday, March 14, cleaning the ducts. Smith maybe longer. said they may leave a lingerThe school has received ing dust smell in the school. a facelift because of the fire. One student with asthma New ceiling tiles have been had issues with the dust and installed in almost every smoke and she was moved room of the school. Smith from the area before the

problem escalated. The district’s insurance company, Canfield, is covering the $250,000 cost of repairs. Smith said that includes the added bus service to take athletes to different schools to practice and any salary for staff that stays to help with cleanup efforts. “They cover absolutely everything,” Smith said. “Any costs the district has incurred because of this, they cover.” Belfor Property Restoration and Ductz Professionals are handling the clean up work. “They have been doing a good job,” Smith said. He said they have consistently stayed on time for each part of the project. Smith said the fire will leave the school better than it was before because almost everything has been cleaned or repainted. “It’s a big operation,” Smith said. Students have had some slight inconveniences following the fire, the athletes affected the most. Practices for spring sports are underway, however, the gymnasium at the high school will be closed until Monday, March 17. Athletes have been bussed to other area schools for practices. Newport athletic director Zac Farnam said the baseball and soccer teams are


Belfor employees replaced ceiling tiles, cleaned the school top to bottom, painted, cleaned the air with Ozone and will continue work at the high school to rid the school of the smell of smoke. Superintendent Dave Smith said the project would be completed by Friday, March 14 and will leave the school looking better than it did before the fire.

practicing before school or late in the day from 5-8 p.m. at Sadie Halstead Middle School. “We also have batting cages set up in our shop,” Farnam said. Softball is practicing at Priest River Junior High and track is using the high school hallways and multipurpose room. “They will have grass by

next week,” Smith said. The only areas still closed to students are the woodshop and gym. The woodshop may not be open at the same time as the rest of the school because the district has not found a new sawdust collector, Smith said. In the meantime, the shop students are using the class time to work on Computer Aided Design computers.

Development regulation amendments proposed BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – People have a chance to comment on the proposed amendments to Pend Oreille County’s Development Regulations that will be the subject of a public hearing before the county planning commission Tuesday, April 22. Public and agency comments are due April 11. The public can make comments under the State Environmental Policy Act. Comments to the SEPA checklist are due April 11. Proposed amendments to the development regula-

tions include changing the recreational vehicle park definition, changing the off-premise sign regulation, adopting the International Building Codes and exempting relocated structures for the snow load requirement. According to county community development director Mike Lithgow, the planning commission held a series of meetings in 2012 about the sign amendment and the commercial RV park change. The commercial RV lot rules stem from a situation in the Sacheen Lake area. One commercial RV lot owner had a permitted lot and another made use of the county’s

Bidding begins on Sullivan Lake pipe NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District is accepting bids from contractors for the Sullivan Lake cold water pipe project until Friday, April 4 at 2:30 p.m. The project includes construction of a new intake screen and pipeline through low-level outlets in the dam. There will be a mandatory pre-bid job meeting Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Sullivan Lake Dam near Metaline Falls. Bids should be submitted to the PUD at P.O. Box 190, 130 N. Washington St., Newport, WA, 99156 with attention to Contract Administrator

Eileen Dugger. One original and two copies are requested. The project includes installing about 1,000 feet of 48-inch high-density polyethylene pipe for moving water up to 160 cubic feet per second at the bottom of the lake. An intake structure with NOAA fisheries compliant fish screens will be built more than 120 feet below the surface. An equipment building will be constructed for an outlet gate that will also be built. The Sullivan Lake Dam will be repaired, including the appendages, gates and guides.

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locations and could be lit, under the proposed change. Lighting would have to be directed downward and comply with the county’s lighting ordinance. Signs larger than 3 square feet must get a permit, if the new rules are accepted, he said. The snow load exemption would be for buildings or mobile homes that are moved. Under this proposal, the county would allow an exemption to the 50-pound per square foot standard that is

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Metaline Falls home partially flooded by water system BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

METALINE FALLS – A basement partially flooded and half a dozen water heaters vented after a small rock entered into the pressure reducing valve in the Metaline Falls water system early morning Tuesday, Feb. 11. “There was a hole in a pipe on Lehigh Avenue, which opened our pressure reducing valve calling for water,” said Mark Scott, PUD water systems manager. “Once it opened, we had a rock get stuck in the valve causing high water pressure in the town area.” Scott said about 20-25 homes were out of water for 12 hours. The rest of

the town was not affected. The cost to fix the damage done to the PUD infrastructure is estimated at about $5,000. PUD treasurer Sarah Holderman said owners of damaged homes may submit a damage claim to the PUD. “In order for a claim to be processed, proof of damage as well as a bill of repair or damage estimate must be included,” Holderman said. She said the PUD would investigate all claims submitted. Scott said the PUD does maintenance on the pressure reducing valves (PRV’s) but said they will fail at times. The PUD has strainers to catch debris but not all debris is caught, Scott

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Conservation groups say ATV plan unacceptable BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Conservation Northwest said they would be filing an objection to the Forest Service South End ATV plan because the wording in the plan is too vague and they felt they had

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River trail planning begins Walking, bike trail would connect Dover to Oldtown; implementation at least a year away BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – It was a packed house for the first official planning meeting of the proposed Pend Oreille River Passage Trail Thursday, March 6, at the Beardmore Building in downtown Priest River. About 40 people, representing interests from Sandpoint to Newport and beyond, attended, expressing their hopes and support for the trail that will connect Dover to Oldtown. The process will be a long one, though said Alex Stone, of the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. He laid out a planning timeline, with implementation not beginning for another year. The Priest Community Forest Connection is spearheading local efforts, with the assistance of the National Parks Service. The NPS has a contract with the Idaho-Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, who donate in-kind design work for projects such as the trail. Stone led the discussion Thursday. She showed the group other projects the Parks Service has worked on in Idaho, including the “Daylighting Indian Creek” project in Caldwell. Back in the 1950s, a creek that ran through town was encased in concrete to expand

development. The daylighting project meeting. removed the concrete and made the “If we all work together, we can get creek a natural focal point of downtown this trail going,” Priest River councilCaldwell. man Doug Wagner said. The Rivers, Trails and Conservation All ages were represented, from Assistance program retired folks who are looking works on between ‘If we all work for more ways to get exercise, 20 and 25 projects a to students from Priest River year in Washington, together, we Lamanna High School, who Idaho and Oregon. can get this trail were both interested in using This project would the trail with their families, continue the walkinggoing.’ and working on the trail in trail that runs along preparation for a career in Highway 2 from architecture. Doug Wagner Sandpoint to Dover. Priest River Councilman Walkers, runners, bicyclists The trail would and horse riders all expressed continue on through interest in using the trail. Priest River, on to Oldtown. While there Right now the focus is on organizing is interest in expanding it into Newport sub-groups and defining the process. and beyond, Liz Johnson-Gebhardt told Information will be gathered, along the group Thursday that the focus is with public input, into the fall of 2014. solely on Idaho at this time. A draft plan is expected sometime beResidents from around the region tween November and March of 2015. expressed interest in making the trail No future meetings are scheduled accessible to walkers, runners, bikers yet, Johnson-Gebhardt said Tuesday, and equestrians, with suggestions of but notices will be published when local fauna and landscaping. they are. “The impact of doing this is phenomShe said they may be meetings of enal,” said Doug Eastwood of Coeur subgroups and committees, rather d’Alene, a board member of the Idaho than another large, community meetPedestrian and Bicycle Alliance. “The ing. benefits are endless.” Visit City council members from both projects/river-passage-trail/ for more Oldtown and Priest River were at the information.


it’s sort of a catch 22, Holmes said. There isn’t much traffic coming into the county, so the tribe may look at partnering with some other entity to build a reason to come, he said. With the benefit of one or two catalysts – a nice place to stay for instance – economic development on the reservation is possible, with services and housing flowing from that. “We’ve looked at a number of different ideas,” he said. “But until we put the Spokane matter to rest, it’s hard to concentrate.” The Spokane matter is the Spokane Tribe’s desire to build its own casino in Airway Heights. The Kalispel tribe has opposed the proposal. The decision is in the hands of the Department of Interior now, he said. It is uncertain when a decision will be made, which has the entire community wondering, including tribal members. After the BIA makes a decision on the Spokane’s casino, it will be up to Gov. Jay Inslee to approve the new casino. A Spokane casino in Airway Heights would likely take a big chunk of their casino revenues, as much as 60 percent by the tribe’s own estimation, about 40 percent according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Holmes said. Holmes said that much of a reduction would jeopardize tribal programs. “At that point, we would have to decide between debt service and tribal programs,” Holmes said. The tribe built and expanded the Northern Quest Resort and Casino with several million dollars in loans. The tribe has donated well over $12 million to community projects throughout the Inland Northwest since the casino opened. Holmes said the Kalispels didn’t oppose the proposed Spokane tribe’s casino plans at first. “We support tribal businesses,” Holmes said. Many Kalispel tribal members are related to Spokane tribal members, he said and could enroll in the Spokane Tribe. But as the scope of the proposed casino became apparent, the Kalispels saw that their economic interests were threatened by a Spokane casino in Airway Heights. The Bureau of Indian Affairs released an environmental impact statement last year that looked at, among other

things, the economic impact of the proposed Spokane casino on other tribes. According to the impact statement, either of two casino options proposed by the Spokane Tribe would not result in the closure of any of the competing gaming facilities, nor would it affect the ability of the Kalispel tribe to provide services to tribal members. Holmes and the tribe continue to oppose the Spokane’s casino. He said the final impact statement in the BIA report was paid for by the Spokane Tribe. “It’s not unbiased,” he said. Prior to the BIA’s final impact statement, the Kalispels commissioned their own report from Nathan Associates that supported their claim that a Spokane tribal casino would eat into tribal revenue and could cause the tribe to default on their bank loan. The Kalispels don’t publicly reveal how much Northern Quest casino makes. The BIA environmental impact statement is redacted when it comes to that, but Holmes said the casino doesn’t make as much as other casinos. “The Tulalip casino is similar in size to Northern Quest and makes substantially more,” Holmes said. There are far more people in the region their casino serves and they spend more when they come to the casino, he said. The hotel expansion has been successful, Holmes said, with 100 percent occupancy on weekends. As the Kalispels’ economic influence grew, so did their relationships with other local governmental entities. Holmes said that the tribe has a good relationship with neighboring governmental entities, including the Spokane and Pend Oreille county commissioners, the PUD, various school districts and the city of Cusick. Holmes said the different local governments interact with each other quite a bit. Tribal councilmember Ray Pierre was invited to a Pend Oreille County Commission meeting recently and tribal leaders take part in the county leader roundtable sessions, a quarterly meeting of elected officials. Officials from the PUD, Pend Oreille County, the Port, Cusick, the hospital district and the Newport School District attended the most recent meeting, which was held at the Camas Center for Community Wellness. It wasn’t always that way. “It used to be everyone did

their own thing,” Holmes said. In addition to working with local governments, the tribe also works with the federal and state governments. “We have the blessing, or the curse, to contribute to campaigns,” Holmes said. That at least gets them access to elected officials, he said. On the national level, the tribe is interested in issues such as changes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. On the state level, the tribe is interested in a variety of issues, including basing water quality standards on a more realistic rate of fish consumption, said Holmes. “Fish consumption is a big deal,” Holmes said. Water quality standards would have to be higher in order for it to be safe for people to eat more than 6.5 grams of fish a day – about eight ounces a month – which is what current water quality standards are based on. Oregon recently upped their average fish consumption rate to 175 grams per day and Washington is considering changing its average fish consumption rate. “Businesses say they can’t do it, but I want my kids to be able to eat fish,” Holmes says. “Maybe the standards need to be looked at.” Holmes is in his fifth term on Business Council, as the legislative body for the tribe is known. The three-year term expires in June 2014. Holmes’ board and committee work includes service on the Kalispel Economic Enterprise Authority Board, the Camas Path Board, where he serves as chairman, and the Washington Indian Gaming Association’s Executive

Board. Holmes is also a member of the Washington Indian Gaming Association, the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians, the Impact Mitigation Fund Committee and has served on the Kalispel Gaming Enterprise Board and on the Advisory Committee for the Relicensing of Box Canyon Dam. The Kalispels have had stable leadership. Tribal chairman Glen Nenema is one of the two longest serving elected tribal leaders in the state, with nearly 30 years as chairman. The tribe is planning for succession, but since leadership is democratically elected, there is only so much that can be done, Homes said. “It’s up to the tribe to elect their leaders,” he said. As the tribal business interests become more complex, the need for quality management grows. The tribe is training new leaders through its Management Training Program. Right now, the resort and casino provide most of the tribe’s revenues, but eventually that will change, Holmes said. One of the benefits of stable leadership has been that the focus has been on health and education and not on enriching tribal members. In some other parts of Indian country, tribes with casinos pay more than $100,000 a year in per capita payments, the payments tribal members receive for being enrolled members of the tribe. Kalispel tribal leadership has kept Kalispel per capita payments at about $12,000 a year, Holmes said.


the Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council board and asked about the possibilities of partnering with the Forest Service to serve as a grant conduit for promoting higher ATV use. The conversation took place during the regular EDC meeting Wednesday, Feb. 19. Members of the EDC board said they would like to move this recreational opportunity forward. Johnson said the process is in the “exploratory” phase and the EDC is looking into how they can

partner with the Forest Service. “In looking forward in the coming year, it is something I would like to explore,” Johnson said. Johnson will meet with County Commissioner Mike Manus and Forest Service District Ranger Gayne Sears Thursday, March 27, to discuss how the EDC can help with the project. “Looking at economic development, you have to go for everything,” Johnson said. “If there is an opportunity to promote ATV riding in the county, we should be there.”

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project. This would help with the funding of signage, educational classes and other expenses incurred. The plan states that educational programs and classes would be implemented, however, Heflick said they would like the educational opportunities to be spelled out in detail about what will be offered. Another part of the group’s issue is with the timeframe the Forest Service has put on implementation. Manus said the current plan is over a 15-year window, however, Heflick said no time period is specified in the plan. The Forest Service could implement all of the roads or just a portion of the roads at one time, Heflick said. He said they would like to see the project laid out before implementation. Manus said the project will be phased in and each section will come up at different times throughout the timeline. “But it is not spelled out which roads will open when,” Manus said. Heflick said they are open to working with the involved parties for a solution. Heflick said if the Forest Service agrees to work on the three main areas of concern, then the Range would support the project. Manus said the county commissioners are working hard to move this project forward. “I feel good about the project moving forward,” Manus said. People in attendance at the meeting about the South End Project included EDC Director Jamie Wyrobek, EDC chairman Lonnie Johnson, Stevens County Commissioner Steve Parker, President of Tri-County ATV Gary Neilsen, Mike Poulson from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., office, Mike Petersen from the Lands Council in Spokane, David Heflick from Conservation Northwest and Forest Service District Ranger Rodney Smoldon. Heflick said having a meeting with the Forest Service after filing the objection will “undoubtedly happen.” He said they are not planning anything regarding having their objection denied. The 30-day resolution period begins following the Monday, March 10 deadline and Heflick said the parties come together and work on the differences. He said the Forest Service will have to provide assurances on what they agree to implement. Manus said the resolution period could last the whole 30 days or be handled quickly if the parties come to an agreement. “It sounded like it could be done in one day if everybody can come to terms,” Manus said. Manus said the parties need to talk, work out differences and move on. Heflick said, “It has to be detailed enough. The devil will be in the details.”


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B R I E F LY Cusick honors winter athletes CUSICK – The Panthers are honoring their winter athletes Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the commons area at the high school. Boys and girls basketball will be honored. The girls finished the season 12-7. The boys finished the season 19-4.


Newport hosts Metaline Falls Gun Club in annual county shoot NEWPORT – The Newport and Metaline Gun Clubs held their annual shoot at the Newport Gun Club Sunday, March 9. Following are the results: 16 Yard: A-class: Dan Willner, winner, Mark Deinhardt, runner up; B-class: Lisa Enyeart, winner, Bruce Galiardo, runner up; C-class: Bob Avey, winner, Chris Yeaw, runner up; D-class: Andy Wiley, winner, Jimmy Schaper, runner up Ladies: Diane Luhr, winner; Tiare Kline, runner up Youth: Matthew Schaper, winner; Robby Owen, runner up Veteran: Nick Larson, winner; Arlyn Duncan, runner up Handicap: Rob Linton, winner; Keith Enyeart, runner up Doubles: A-class: Arlie Ward, winner; Dan Reijonen, runner up; B-class: Arlyn Duncan, winner; Johan Mayrhofer, runner up; C-class: Bruce Galiardo, winner, Keith Enyeart, runner up 5 person team: Metaline Falls Gun Club High overall: Keith Enyeart

Baseball, softball, boys soccer begins for Newport, Priest River NEWPORT – Newport and Priest River high schools kick off their spring sports seasons playing each other in softball and baseball Tuesday, March 18. Both will be played at Priest River Junior High, starting at 4 p.m. Also beginning spring play is the Newport boys soccer team, taking on the Mead Junior Varsity at 4 p.m. Tuesday, on the road. In Washington, boys soccer is a spring sport, whereas in Idaho, the boys played in the fall.


Lady Griz are academic champs The Newport girls varsity basketball team are the 1A State Academic Champions. They received the title at the State Championship in Yakima Saturday, March 8, for the accumulative grade point average of 3.857 for the first semester of this school year. Coach Mike Frederick said eight girls were on the varsity roster at the time names were submitted. Pictured here are Frederick, left, Tiffany Huang, Jalin Earl, Elise Cunningham, Emily Lewis, Jolie Frederick, Holly Malsbury, Hadley Stratton, Samantha Siemsen.

Spartans honor wrestlers March 26 PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Spartans will honor wrestlers Wednesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Roxy Theater in Newport.

The Spartans returned from state, March 1, with three wrestlers who took a podium spot. Senior Dallas Hopkins took third, sophomore Greg Fitzmor-

ris finished fourth and freshman Clayton Bowman finished fifth, the highest ranking freshman wrestler in Spartan history.

Bluebirds arriving in Idaho Nest boxes available from Fish and Game do not nest because they do not find suitable homes. Man-made nest boxes help to fill the shortage of natural nest sites. Many Idahoans have already discovered the fun and satisfaction of building, placing and monitoring bluebird nest boxes. The Panhandle Region office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has long been involved in coordinating the construction and distribution of bluebird nest boxes. School and civic groups have worked together to build boxes for people interested in


Last weekend I made a trip into the St. Joe area to look at winter conditions for wildlife. While I was primarily interested in how the snow levels were impacting big game, I was struck by the number of migratory birds that are on their way back to northern nesting grounds. The wetlands around Benewah Lake were covered with ducks, geese and swans. So are Cougar Bay on Coeur d’Alene Lake and many other wetlands. Songbird species are also beginning to show up. A few bluebirds should be here by now with more on the way. Two species of bluebirds live in Idaho: the western bluebird and the mountain bluebird. The mountain bluebird is the Idaho state bird. The mountain bluebird is larger than the western bluebird and both are slightly smaller than robins. Thoreau said, “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” This statement could apply to any of the North American bluebird species, for the males of each species sport brilliant blue backs. The male mountain bluebird has a very bright blue back and is pale blue below. The female is mostly gray with a trace of blue on the wings and tail. The western bluebird is less brightly colored. Males and females both have rust on the breast. Bluebirds live throughout Idaho in high desert juniper and mahogany, in forest meadows, and valleys and ridges in mountainous regions. They are most common at elevations of 4,000 feet and higher. Bluebirds are ground feeders with grasshoppers being a favorite food. They also consume beetles, ants, wasps, caterpillars, crickets and even berries. The bluebird’s bill is not suited for creating nest cavities, so they make their nests in existing cavities excavated by woodpeckers or other animals. Nests are lined with grass, fine strips of bark and pine needles. Bluebirds return to Idaho from their wintering grounds in the southwestern U.S. by late February or early March and seek tree cavities for nesting. Since many trees with suitable nesting holes have been cut for firewood, cleared to make way for development or have been occupied by non-native starlings or house sparrows, some bluebirds

Two species of bluebirds live in Idaho: the western bluebird and the mountain bluebird. providing our native, state bird with a place to nest and raise young. IDFG Volunteers have built bluebird nest boxes that are now available at the Idaho Fish and Game office, 2885 W Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. We are asking for a donation of $5 per bluebird box to cover the cost of wood and fasteners to put them together. We also have a pamphlet called “Building Homes for Idaho’s Bluebirds” available free of charge at our office. This contains plans for constructing boxes if you choose to make your own. There is also important information about how and where to place boxes so they are likely to successfully produce bluebirds. You can pick one up at the IDFG office when you get your boxes, or, call us and we can email it to you. If you already have bluebird boxes installed on your property, it is important to clean them out now in preparation for the next nesting season. The brochure includes information on how to monitor and maintain boxes. Since boxes have the greatest likelihood of being used the first year if placed by lateMarch, pick this publication up as soon as possible if you plan to build your own boxes. However, because bluebirds may move into boxes as late as mid-May, placement by then could allow boxes to still be used this year by late nesters.

S P O RT S S C O R E B O A R D BOLWING MARCH 5 Wednesday Night Loopers Team Won Ok Lanes 361 Pooch Parlor 342 McCroskey Defense 323 Club Rio 322.5 Pend Oreille Marine 316

Lost 289 308 327 327.5 334

Treasurers A-Z 285.5 364.5 High scratch game: Jim Goss 248. High handicap game: Jim Goss 271. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 602. High handicap series: Don Plattenberger 660. High team scratch game: Pooch Parlor 924. High handicap game: Pooch Parlor 1,131. High team scratch series: OK Lanes 2,590. High handicap series: Club Rio 3,111. Converted splits: Evie Logan 5-6, Sharon Smith 5-10, John Hastings 2-7, 2-7.


Thursday Niters Team Dysfunctional Wilkinson Rental Enforcers Plain Nasty’s Wanna Bees Country Lane Diesel Dawgs OK Lanes

Won 64 59 55 53 49 48 44 43

Lost 40 45 49 51 55 56 59 55

High scratch game: Diesel Dawgs 691. High handicap game: Enforcers 885. High scratch series: Diesel Dawgs 1,934. High handicap series: Dysfunctional 2,503. High scratch game: Arlo Hoisington 223, Pam Nichols 181. High handicap game: Arlo Hoisington 251, Codie Frisque 282. High scratch series: Duane Jones 595, Pam Nichols 491. High handicap series: Tom Hoisington Jr. 693, Codie Frisque 714.

MARCH 7 Friday Night Leftovers

Team Won Stoney Rollers 66 EZ-Rider 60 Party of Four 60 Weber Enterprises 59 Gutter Gang 57 OK Lanes 54.5 Timber Room 54 Stone Ridge Lakers 53.5 Cusick Tavern 50 Screamin 4 Ice Cream Nick’s Angels 45 King Pin 43

Lost 42 48 48 49 51 53.5 54 54.5 58 46 62 63 65

High Scratch Games: Brian Hilliard 251, Sara Goss 190. High Handicap Games: Rush Balison 265, Coleen Matuska 245. High scratch series: Brian Hilliard 693, Sara Goss 529. High handicap series: Rush Balison 702, Gail Weaver 690. Converted splits: Teri King 4-7, David Williamson 6-10, 4-9, Jim Goss 5-7, Sharon Smith 3-10.


Hargrove returns to coach Grizzly baseball BY DON GRONNING

Grizzly athletes honored NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies are holding their winter sports banquet Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Boys and girls basketball and wrestling will be honored during the event. The banquet was delayed due to the lingering smoke smell from a fire in the wood shop a couple weeks ago. District officials want ample time for the smell to dissipate and for work crews to finish up without interference. Newport Athletic Director Zac Farnam said the district appreciates area residents’ understanding and flexibility of the situation.

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NEWPORT – A 2006 Newport High School graduate will coach the Newport Grizzlies baseball team this Hargrove season. Chance Hargrove, 26, is the new baseball coach, replacing Sam Castro, who resigned. It isn’t the first time the Grizzly baseball team has been coached by a Hargrove. Rusty Hargrove, Chance’s father, coached Newport baseball, taking teams to the state tournament several times. Chance Hargrove played for his dad’s teams. In 20052006, the Grizzlies only lost two games, both in playoff games at the state tournament. They finished second one year, losing a heartbreaker for the state title and finishing third the next year. Chance Hargrove was an All League catcher on those teams. He went on to play two years at Everett Community

College on the West side of the state, then played two years at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., where he went on to be an assistant coach. He worked with hitters, outfielders and catchers. He was in South Dakota when he heard about the Newport opening. “I figured it would be a good opportunity,” he said. He still attends Dakota State, taking online classes to complete an education degree. He moved back in December. Practice started a week ago Monday, with about 1516 players turning out. Hargrove says that’s about the right number of players for a varsity team. “Any more than that and guys can’t get playing time,” he said. Hargrove expected to escape South Dakota’s brutal winter when he came back to Pend Oreille County. “I moved back expecting the weather to be milder,” he said. The joke was on Hargrove, though, as he got back in time for winter’s last blast in Pend Oreille County, with near zero temperatures and heavy snowfall.

Hunters have until March 31 to apply for multiple-season permits OLYMPIA – Deer and elk hunters in Washington have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2014 multiple-season permit, which greatly increases their opportunities for success in the field. In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will randomly draw names for 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multipleseason elk permits. Winners of the drawing will be eligible to purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2014. Winners who purchase the multiple-season elk tag by Aug. 31 can participate in general elk-hunting season in both eastern and western Washington. Winners also may choose any weapon type when applying for a special permit to hunt deer or elk. “This is a great opportunity for hunters to extend their hunting season this fall,” said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW. “Rather than having to choose one hunting method over another, hunters drawn for a multiple-season permit who purchase the tag can participate in multiple seasons.” Ware noted that the tags can be used only during general seasons and in game

management units that are open during a modern firearm, muzzleloader or archery general season. For example, winners may not hunt during the muzzleloader general season in an area that is not open for the muzzleloader general season. Also, hunters can apply only once for each species and are limited to harvesting one deer or elk. A 2014 hunting license is not required to submit an application, but winners of the drawing must purchase one before they can purchase a multiple-season tag. Hunters may purchase a multiple-season permit application at an authorized license dealer, listed at http:// or by calling 866-2469453. The permit application is $7.10 for residents and $110.50 for nonresidents. Hunting licenses and multiple-season tags can be purchased from local license dealers, on the Internet at or by calling 866-246-9453. Including transaction fees, multiple-season deer or elk tags cost $182 for residents and nonresidents in addition to the cost of an annual hunting license. For more information, visit WDFW’s website at http://wdfw. or call the licensing department at 360-9022464.





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B R I E F LY Looking for past Girl State Representatives PRIEST RIVER – The second annual Girl State tea will be held June 6 in Priest River. Organizers said the tea is an opportunity to meet the new Girl State representatives and share memories of past Girl State experiences. If you attended Girl State and would like to attend the tea, contact Barbara Cooper at blcooper9@ or Patricia Sudick at


NEWPORT – The Little Grand Old Opry is Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the Hospitality House, 312 S. Washington, Newport. Featuring local musicians. Donations accepted.

First female vice commander has local ties

Yoga, sushi classes at the library PRIEST RIVER – The Live and Learn Series at Priest River Library will once again host May Callos for “Roll That Sushi” Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. “If you have ever tried May’s sushi you will want to learn her technique and secrets,” organizers said. Pre-register for this class at 208-448-2207. Priest River Library is offering the fifth installment to the Computer Basics classes. Monday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. Colin of Limey Solutions will return to teach Understanding Computers. This class will be computer basics at a simple level for all new and totally confused computer users. Register for this class at 208-448-2207, a minimum of six participants is required. The last March Live & Learn class will be Yoga with Shelby Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. “Now that spring is here come learn about yoga and stretch out those winter kinks with some simple techniques,” organizers said. Check the library website for more information at or call 208-448-2207 in Priest River, and 208-4370801 in Blanchard. Find the library at facebook. com/WestBonnerLibraries.

Playhouse gets a new director BY DESIREÉ HOOD

Listen to live music this Friday

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The 120th Fighter Wing of the Montana Air National Guard for the first time Loomis has named a female to be its new vice commander. Col. Donna Loomis took over the job in December. In March, the Whitehall resident will mark 27 years with the Montana National Guard. Loomis is the daughter of LaRee (and Danny) Sheridan of Usk, and the late Merrill Davis of Priest River. She is the granddaughter of the late Lois and Alvin Hensley. Loomis started as an enlisted airman and worked as an aerospace ground equipment mechanic. She worked her way up through the enlisted ranks for five years until she finished her college degree and was commissioned as an officer. During her two decades with the Guard, she’s always been a traditional Guardsman and a schoolteacher in Whitehall.



John Floyd is raising money for the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation Healthy Kids Snack Bag program. People can pledge money to the program for every mile Floyd walks this year.

Local benefactor hikes for healthy kids NEWPORT – A local hiker is dedicating his 2014 season to helping kids eat healthy. John Floyd of Newport is planning to hike 1,500 miles this spring and summer. People can follow his trek online and pledge money to the Healthy Kids Snag Bag program. Floyd’s healthy lifestyle includes a love of the outdoors. After retiring from the U.S. Navy Seabees and getting his three children on their way in college, he began long-distance hiking. In 2009, he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine; in 2010 he completed the Potomac Heritage Trail, from the Atlantic to Pittsburgh. Since his move to Newport in 2010, he has devoted part of his summers to section hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, Mexico to Canada, through California, Oregon and Washington; the Continental Divide Trail, through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana; and the Pacific Northwest Trail, from Glacier National Park to Point Alava on the Olympic Peninsula.

Last year, his hiking totaled more than 1,250 miles – he even paddled a large portion of the Pend Oreille River Trail. His goal is to complete the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail, making him a “Triple Crown” hiker, and use other trails to reach a total of 10,000 miles. Proceeds from Floyd’s hiking season benefit the NHHS Foundation’s Healthy Kids Snack Bag Program, which currently serves more than 200 children from Newport, Priest River, Priest Lake, Oldtown and Cusick. The weekly snack bags cost around $6 each. The children receive a healthy grain, a protein, a piece of fresh fruit and a 100 percent fruit juice for every day of the week. Individuals can follow Floyd’s 2014 journey via the NHHS Foundation website,, starting in early spring. The foundation will receive frequent updates based on Floyd’s daily GPS coordinates at each resting point. Pledge forms are available online or by calling the foundation office at 509447-7928.

Weeds, neighbors and cinnamon rolls workshop March 22 at Camas Center NEWPORT – Property owners can find out how to manage weeds and sign up for neighborhood cost-share assistance Saturday, March 22, at a workshop offered by WSU Pend Oreille County Extension and the Pend Oreille County Weed Board. This annual event, the Weeds, Neighbors and Cinnamon Rolls Workshop, will be held at Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1821 N. LeClerc Rd, Usk, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thanks to sponsorship by Kalispel Tribe Department of Natural Resources, Centaurea, Inc., and WilberEllis Company there is no admission charge, but participants are asked to pre-register by calling 509-447-2401 or emailing to reserve handouts, lunch, and their share of locallyproduced refreshments. Speakers for the workshop include Jon Paul

Driver of WSU Western Risk Management Education on composting and weed management; Joel Fields of Wilber Ellis Company on pasture and hay weeds; Matt Berger with Kalispel Department of Natural Resources on herbicide resistance and new aquatic weeds; Aaron Brown of Washington State Department of Agriculture on pesticide licensing; and Sharon Sorby, Jan Rice and Loretta Nichols, Pend Oreille County Weed Board staff on tools and strategies for noxious weed management. Class participants will receive their 2014 Neighborhood Cost Share application early. Four recertification credits are available for both Washington and Idaho pesticide applicator license holders. Program information and a full agenda is available through links at www. weed.asp.

CORRECTION The Week Ahead calendar in last week’s issue of The Miner incorrectly stated the opening of the Pend Oreille Playhouse production of “Beauty is a Beast.” The production will be March 21-23. The Miner regrets any confusion this may have caused.


“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 101 S. Scott • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 / 97.3 FM “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Youth ~7:00 p.m. Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265


NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Playhouse is adding director Jillian Kramer to its staff who is exKramer cited to direct “Grease” this fall using middle and high school aged children. “It’s such a popular show, I expect a lot of kids to audition,” Kramer said. “From what I hear, there is just loads of talent in the area.” This is the first production for Kramer, a 10-year theater director, after taking a small break to be a mom to her almost one-year-old daughter and a wife to her husband of six years. However, she said she is ready to be back in the saddle with upcoming drama “boot camps” and directing the fall show. “I’m excited to get back to work,” Kramer said. “I find it to be such rewarding work.” She said she loves being a mom but she is working on finding a balance between work and home. Kramer comes from Thousand Oaks, Calif., but moved to the Coeur d’Alene area before high school. She went to Willamette University in Oregon and obtained a Theater Arts degree before working with the Missoula Children’s Theatre for more than a year. Kramer said working with that production company was hard as they would travel from city to city in teams of two in a little red truck that held everything needed for a production of 70 people. They audition children on Monday and by Friday, a show is ready for viewing. The process repeats itself the following week. “I believe the arts to be an integral part of a child’s academic, emotional and social development,” Kramer said in her artist statement. “It is

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m. Church School ~ 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Rev. Russell Clark 447-4121

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S.S. ~ 9:30 • Worship ~ 11 a.m. Family Night, Wednesday ~ 7 p.m. (Bible and Youth Clubs) Pastor Sandy Strait - 509-447-3687

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH of Diamond Lake Corner of North Shore Road and Jorgens Road Informal Family-style Worship Sundays 10:00 a.m. 509-671-3436


36245 Hwy 41, Oldtown, ID Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Services - 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study 6 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 208-437-0150


4912 Spring Valley Road Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. -- Sunday School (509) 447-3588

a privilege to share my love of the performing arts with others.” Having found her passion for teaching and directing at the Children’s Theatre, she taught and directed in Seattle and McCall, Idaho, before returning to Coeur d’Alene and becoming the education director at the Lake City Playhouse for more than two years. Kramer made her movie debut in John Carpenter’s “The Ward” where she played the principle role of “Ghost Alice.” The movie was shot in Medical Lake a few years ago and Kramer said costume and makeup were a challenge for the role. “It took three hours to get into makeup each day in

‘From what I hear, there is just loads of talent in the area.’ Jillian Kramer Theater Director

order to look like the villainous ghost that killed off each character in the movie,” Kramer said. Her husband hails from Sandpoint so the opportunity to return to his hometown became a reality and she moved to Sandpoint more than a year ago. “This is where we are laying down our roots,” Kramer said. Kramer will be offering Film Production Boot Camp Monday through Friday, March 31 through April 4 in Sandpoint. This spring break camp will consist of writing, filming and editing a short film. For more information on the camp, email Kramer at filmbootcamp@gmail. com. “Grease” showings will be in November, with auditions in September. Kramer will rehearse for nine weeks working on music, dancing and acting for the 1979 show. AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH E.L.C.A.

332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Sunday School 9 am - Worship Service 10 am (509) 447-4338


“Sharing Christ As He Is, With People As They Are” 2nd & Spokane Sts 447-3846 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time September - May AWANA - Tuesday 5:30 p.m. The Immortals (13-High School ) Thur. 7-9 Pastor Rob Malcolm



Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. - 5p.m. Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 - 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m.


Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North Head Elder Gilbert Navarro (509) 447-4755 Sat. Morning Services Sabbath School 9:30 • Worship 11:00 NACS THRIFT SHOP (509) 447-3488 PO Valley Church School (208) 437-2638

4 Miles South of Newport, Hwy. 2 Sun.: 9:30 Sun. School, 10:30, Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Service Sun. & Wed. at Pastor’s house. Jams 5 pm 2nd Saturdays Pastor, Walt Campbell: 447-5101


754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 ‘’Contemporary Worship’’ Sun. ~ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. “United Generation Church” Youth Group Wednesday 6 p.m. Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032


1 mile S. of Newport on Hwy. 2 • 447-3742 Pastor Rob Greenslade Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Weds. 6:30 p.m.



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NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Playhouse is holding a directing workshop starting Monday, March 24, to teach participants how to make a play light up the stage. The workshop is taught by Charlie Monte, with guest speaker Travis Grey. There will be six classes over two weeks held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Designed for ages 14 and up, the workshop is free for those under 18 or still in high school and $25 per week for adults. Register online at the playhouse website,, by phone 509-4479900, or in person at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Washington. The playhouse hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.


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OBITUARI ES Gary Dewayne Cunningham CUSICK

Gary Dewayne Cunningham of Cusick passed away Saturday morning, March 1. He was 59 years old. Mr. CunningCunningham ham was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Ventura, Calif. At the age of 19, he entered the U.S. Army. He later moved to Cusick with his wife and children. His passions included golf, woodworking and stained glass. Mr. Cunningham is survived by his loving wife Bridget, his five children Gaspar, Aaron, Melissa, Petra and Abishai. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and his two best friends, his rottweilers Tusken and Legion. “He may be gone but the love he taught us will never be forgotten,” his family said. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.

Priscilla Ann Bollinger NEWPORT

Priscilla Ann Bollinger of Newport, passed away Feb. 28 in Newport at the age of 69. Mrs. Bollinger was born June Bollinger 19, 1944, in Fresno, Calif. She had lived in Dunlap, Calif., for more than 30 years and has lived in Newport for the last four years. Family said she was a wonderful person, full of happiness and joy. She loved to do handmade and Indian crafts. Mrs. Bollinger is survived by her husband, Gerry Bollinger, six siblings, nine children, 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many others she took in and cared for. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nadine Musser and Floyd Howell. The last thing she would always say was: “Bye for now.”

D E AT H N O T I C E Merritt D. Rice

Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.

Lillie Ellen “Bubbles” Dalebout SURPRISE, ARIZ.

Lillie Ellen “Bubbles” Dalebout of Surprise, Ariz., passed away March 2 at the age of 91. She was a longtime resident of Priest River, having lived there for a total of 75 years. Mrs. Dalebout was born July 22, 1922, in Blythe, Calif., to Ora and Ellen (Duren) Hughes, the fifth of seven children. Her family moved a lot when she was growing up. Eventually she ended up in Priest River where she met Sam Dalebout. They were married April 13, 1940, and they had two children, Deanna and Sam. She was involved in so many things. She was a Girl Scout leader, coached little league, was a swimming instructor, worked at the thrift shop and food bank, played basketball on the women’s town team, and was also an avid bowler. Her church was important to her, along with all her friends and family. She also loved to fish and hunt. Survivors include her son Sam, of Buckeye, Ariz., eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam, daughter Deanna Ross, three brothers, Bill, Bob and Harry, and three sisters, Mary, Evelyn and Faye. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at the ShermanKnapp Funeral Home in Priest River, with interment following at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Community Cancer Services, 1215 Michigan St., Suite B, Sandpoint, ID, 83864. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp. com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The police reports, taken from dispatch logs provided to The Miner by law enforcement agencies, are not intended to be an exact report but rather a comprehensive list of police calls in Pend Oreille and West Bonner counties. Dispatch also fields calls for the Kalispel Tribe property in Airway Heights. Certain police calls are generally omitted because of space constraints. These include but aren’t limited to ambulance calls for illness, unfounded alarms, traffic stops, dogs at large, abandoned vehicles, 911 hang–ups and civil standbys. All dispositions for the police reports are assumed to be active, assist or transfer at press time. The police reports are updated each weekday on The Miner Online. PEND OREILLE COUNTY

MONDAY, MARCH 3 ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of vehicle going too fast for conditions. THEFT: N. Washington Ave., Newport HARASSMENT: Regal Rd., report of neighbor yelling at complainant. TRAFFIC HAZARD: LeClerc Rd. N., report of school bus blocking roadway. TRESPASSING: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights ARREST: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, Anthony E. Wright, was arrested on a trespass warrant ROBBERY: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights

WA N T E D EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509-447-3151. This is a regular section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

Gabriel C. Ashby, 23, is wanted on five Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on original charges of DV assault 4th, two DV protection order violations, driving with license suspended and criminal solicitation. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighs 165 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Thomas C. McGuire, 43, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of DV harassment gross misdemeanor. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weights 145 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

ACCIDENT: Tiger Cutoff, report of semi-truck slide off, nonblocking, fire crews on scene, unknown damage to vehicle. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Quail Loop, Newport, complainant states wife/ex wife has not been heard from in three days. ARREST: Kathleen Marie Emerson, 57, of Usk was arrested for driving while license suspended/ revoked and driving under the influence.


SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: LeClerc Rd. N., report of white mini van parked in front of driveway.

ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Lonnie Dee Roberts, 65, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant.

THEFT: LeClerc Rd. N., reported theft of medication.

FIRE: Hwy. 31, report of doublewide trailer on fire.

JUVENILE PROBLEM: S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that male juvenile has knife; threatening people in house.

ARREST: Hwy. 2, Andrew D. Osberg, 25, of Chattaroy was arrested for driving under the influence.

ARREST: N. Washington Ave., Newport, Anthony Elvis Purcell, 53, of Newport was arrested for driving while license suspended.


THURSDAY, MARCH 6 PROPERTY DAMAGE: N. Calispel Ave., complainant states basement flooded; about two inches of standing water. TRESPASSING: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of subject arrested for 1st degree trespassing.

THEFT: LeClerc Rd. N., report of money theft.

ERRATIC DRIVER: W. Sacheen St., report of white Toyota pickup speeding.

DISTURBANCE: Buck Creek Rd., report that male broke items in house, was asked to leave and then broke a hole in door.


ARREST: S. Washington Ave., Newport, Rudolph A. Cash, 37, of Spokane Valley was arrested on a warrant.

ARREST: Stevens County Jail, Justyn Lynn Barcellos, 20, was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer.

DRUGS: S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of drugs.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: S. Union Ave., Newport, suspicious vehicle reported.

ARREST: Sacheen Southshore, Rowdy P. Schubert, 44, of Cusick was arrested for driving while license suspended.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: S. Garden Ave., Newport, complainant believes someone is living out of vehicle in parking lot.

THEFT: W. 2nd St., report of money missing from room.


DRUGS: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of drugs.

SEARCH WARRANT: S. Garden Ave., Newport

911 HANGUP: Quail Loop, Newport, report of heavily breathing male, disconnects on all callbacks.

38, of Newport was arrested for driving with a suspended/ revoked license.



ARREST: Deeter Rd., Lance Joseph Sinka, 39, of Newport was arrested for driving while license suspended. VEHICLE PROWL: W. 3rd, report of small dark sedan, two men with ski mask trying to get in. ARREST: Cody James Green, 20, of Addy was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. ARREST: Rebecca Ann Eckhoff,

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 BURGLARY: Sullivan Lake Rd., report that recreational property with camper was broken into and items stolen. ARREST: Hwy. 2, Aaron R. Bujko, 29, of Priest River was arrested on a warrant. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of DV physical. COURT COMMITMENT: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Matthew Harley Daniel Taunt, 18, of Spokane Valley was booked and released for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana. ACCIDENT: W. Walnut St., Newport, report that subject backed into another car and driver may be intoxicated. FOUND PROPERTY: S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of keys found in parking lot. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Gray Rd., complainant reports hearing loud explosion in the area below his cabin, someone shooting automatic weapons of some type all day and now two explosions; one shook his whole cabin.

cobs, 22, of Auburn was arrested on a warrant.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 PROPERTY DAMAGE: N. Calispel Ave., Newport, water from snow melt draining into basement. ARREST: Hwy. 2, Marie C. Seig, 63, of Newport was arrested for driving while license suspended. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. Walnut St. ARREST: W. Pine St., Newport, William C. Elston, 27, of Newport was arrested on warrants. WEST BONNER COUNTY


TUESDAY, MARCH 4 HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS: S. Harmony Hill Lane, Priest River ANIMAL PROBLEM: Summit Blvd., Priest River, report of a found dog.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 INJURY ACCIDENT: Rockview Drive, Priest River, report of a two-vehicle injury crash.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6 FIRE: S. Rena Rd., Oldtown


SATURDAY, MARCH 8 BATTERY: Eldenburg Rd., Priest River, Sarah E. Adkins, 53, of Priest River was arrested for domestic battery. WEAPON OFFENSE: S. Montana Ave., Oldtown, report of shots being fired. ARREST: E. 4th St. S., Oldtown, Robert Nelson, 32, of Oldtown was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 MISSING PERSON: Eagle Drive, Spirit Lake SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: E. Settlement Rd., Priest River

ARREST: W. 5th St., Cory M. Ja-


Oreille County Courthouse

PEND OREILLE CEMETERY NO. 1: 8:15 a.m. - E. 100 Circle Drive, Newport

PRIEST RIVER CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. - Priest River City Hall

PEND OREILLE CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD: 9:30 a.m. Newport Post Office Building BONNER COUNTY DEMOCRATS: 6:30-8 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint METALINE TOWN COUNCIL: 7 p.m. - Metaline Town Hall



Merritt D. Rice of Metaline Falls passed away March 9 at the age of 78. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Merritt Rice Public Works building in Metaline Falls with a potluck reception to follow at the Lillian Bailey Elementary School. A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.


SELKIRK SCHOOL BOARD: 6 p.m. - Selkirk Middle/High School Music Room NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. - Newport City Hall PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 8 BOARD: 7 p.m. - Fire Station at Spring Valley and Tweedie Roads

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 BONNER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building

PEND OREILLE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse PEND OREILLE PUD COMMISSIONERS: 10 a.m. - Newport PUD Offices

DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: 8:30 a.m. - Various Locations DIAMOND LAKE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT BOARD: 10 a.m. - District Office

CUSICK SCHOOL BOARD: 3:30 p.m. - Cusick High School Library

PEND OREILLE COUNTY PARK BOARD: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center

WEST PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT BOARD: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Station on Highway 57

WEST BONNER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: 6 p.m. - District Office, Priest River

PROPERTY RIGHTS COUNCIL: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint

FIRE DISTRICT NO. 4 COMMISSIONERS: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station


IONE TOWN COUNCIL: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office



Jan. 22 Daniel Bailey, 49, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $1,000 ($750 suspended) for negligent driving; $1,493 total fees and fines. Syndee Caskey, 18, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (357 suspended), 12 months probation and fined $5,000 ($5,000 suspended) for fourth degree assault, possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol; $293 total fees. Cody Gibbs, 21, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $150 for two counts of third degree driving while license suspended and resisting arrest and sentenced to 60 days in jail for three counts of third degree driving while license suspended: $236 total fees and fine. Terry Glidden, 59, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,000 suspended) for driving under the influence; $2,323 total fees and fines. Burton Hurd, 55, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended) 24 months probation and fined

$5,000 ($4,000 suspended) for reckless driving and fined $124 for driving with an open container; $2,367 total fees and fines. Robert Rumsey, 26, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (347 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,750 suspended) for fourth degree assault domestic violence and making a false statement to an officer; $1,493 total fees and fine. Shelley Smith, 34, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($5,000 suspended) for criminal solicitation; $1,243 total fees and fine. Gilbert Smolik, 25, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (313 suspended) 24 months probation for driving under the influence and fined $1,620 for reckless endangerment, driving under the influence and driving while license suspended; $2,820 total fees and fines.

Jan. 29 Kenneth Plummer, 43, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (340 suspended) and fined $5,000 ($3,000 suspended) for driving under the influence and sentenced to 90 days in jail (66 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended license: $3,250

total fees and fines.

Feb. 5 Alicia Green, 23, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) 12 months probation and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving while license suspended; $192 total fees and fine. Paul Solar, 54, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for shooting a firearm from/across a highway and sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended) 24 months probation for unlawful hunting of big game: $6,193 total fees and fine. Michele Springsteen, 46, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 suspended), 12 months probation and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended license; $193 total fees and fine. Cory Uselton, 19, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (337 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,800 suspended) for non-felony failure to register as a sex offender; $593 total fees and fine.

($600 suspended) for driving under the influence; $817 total fees and fine. Debbie Plunkett, 47, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (313 suspended) and fined $5,000 ($3,300 suspended), 60 months probation and fined $5,000 ($3,300 suspended) for driving under the influence and sentenced to 364 days in jail (353 suspended) for obstructing a public servant; $3,024 total fees and fines.

Feb. 26 Charles Castro, 32, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for driving while license suspended; $43 total fees and fine. Melissa Fox, 34, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 24 months probation and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for resisting arrest, and $100 court costs for third degree driving while license suspended: $493 total. Charles Fraley, 26, was

sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($5,000 suspended) for unlawful hunting of big game; $6,193 total fees and fine. Taren Lacroix, 26, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (75 suspended), 12 months probation and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended license; $193 total fees and fine. Seymour Reuben, 50, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) 12 months probation and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and having an open alcoholic container; $442 total fees and fine. William Schrock, 54, was fined $250 for no valid operator’s license and assessed $150 court fee for a probation violation; $400 total fees and fines.


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Feb. 19 Kenneth Kimble, 47, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $1,000


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Monday at 4:30 p.m. Late Ads until Tuesday 2:00 p.m. In The Hot Box.


First 20 Words plus bold, centered head.............$11/Week Each Additional Word....................................................50¢ ea. Special: 2 Weeks Consecutive Run................3rd Week Free Hot Box: First 20 Words, bold centered head.....$14/Week Each Additional Word....................................................65¢ ea. Classified Ads require pre-payment

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HIRING FOR ALL POSITIONS: Boat Launch at Diamond Lake Cooks, Waitresses, Bartenders, Convenience Store, Dishwashers Call 509-550-9651 to set up an interview. Contact Stacey


$500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR DAY AND EVENING SHIFTS! $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR NIGHT SHIFT! Full-time positions available for all shifts. Must be an Idaho-certified nursing assistant. Long-term care experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment.

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Reach more than 1,100,000 Homes in 115 Washington State Community Newspapers. One Week, up to 25 Words, Prepaid - $195- 25 Words, $8 each additional. •Reach 325,000 Homes in 48 Idaho State Community Newspapers. One Week, up to 25 words prepaid $125. Deadline: 12 days before publication.


The Miner reserves the right to edit, reject or reclassify any advertisement.


Please check your ad the first time it appears and immediately report any error to the Classified Department. We regret that we cannot be responsible for more than a one-time incorrect insertion if you do not call the error to our attention.

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Cusick School District No. 59 Position Announcement

TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE/ DISPATCHER Please call the district office at (509) 445-1125 for more information or visit our website for the position announcement and job description: Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applicant will perform a variety of skilled maintenance and construction work in the Street Division of the Public Works Department. This position is Monday through Friday and is subject to call out on evenings and weekends. Must have a current CDL Class A/B drivers license. Applicant must be experienced with running heavy equipment and dump trucks/ snow plows. Annual starting salary $36,000.00. Please contact Newport City Hall, 200 S. Washington Avenue or (509) 447-5611 for an application packet. Deadline: 03/24/14 at 1:00 P.M. (EOE)

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SEASONAL WEED FIELD INSPECTORS Several temporary positions avalable. Wage: $11.30/ hour to $13.01/ hour, depending on experience. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Obtain application packet from the Human Resources Office, 625 West 4th Street, Newport, Washington, (509) 447-6499 or County website: www.pendoreilleco. org. Application deadline: March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm. (4-3) N.A.C. OR H.C.A. Newport adult family home needs your help for part time worker. One 24 hour shift. Possible future full time. Please call (509) 447-0139, ask for Laura, or (509) 671-2721. (5-3p)

NEWPORT PARENT CO-OP PRESCHOOL in conjunction with Community Colleges of Spokane is hiring a part- time Program Facilitator for both our toddler and pre-k preschool programs. This position would be working with families in operation of a dynamic, well- established co-op preschool. This is a part time position with a minimum of 10-12 hours per week not including planning time and monthly meetings This position requires strong educational, organizational and interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s degree and experience in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education is preferred. This is a nonbenefit position with wage dependent on experience. Please submit cover letter and resume to either or Stratton Elementary School, care of Jayme Kiss, Post Office Box 70, Newport, Washington 99156. Deadline for applications is March 15th.(4-3) MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE Washington State Children’s Administration has a vacancy for a Social Service Specialist in Pend Oreille County. Competitive salary/ benefit package. Apply at Equal opportunity employer. (4-3p)

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SACHEEN LAKE AREA 2 parcels. Parcel #1: 6 1/2 acres includes 2 lots, level, trees, open areas, well, septic and power. $50,000. Parcel #2: 1 1/2 acre lot, no Northern Pines Real Estate Services improvements, open building site, trees, 509-447-5922 mostly level. $6,500. Property approximately 2 blocks off Highway 211 on county mainMETALINE DUPLEX tained road. Both prop1 bedroom $465; Wa- erties adjoin. Owner will ter, sewer, garbage, carry. 1/2 down, short electricity are included. term contract. (509) (208) 610-9220. (3-4) 447-4861.(6-3p) 1 BEDROOM CABIN 8-1/2 miles from Newport in Furport. No smoking. $500/ month. OFFICE SPACE First, last plus deposit, references. (509) 671- Washington Street, Newport. 400 square 0687. (3-4p) feet with additional 3 BEDROOM storage space of 350 2 bath, 2 decks, tipout, 2 square feet. (208) 755room addition, carport, 1568. (51-tf) woodstove, appliances. Yard and garden. $625/ month. References, deposits. No pets/ no smoking. Newpor t, Birch & Alder Logs 10” + diameter Deer Valley. (509) 671Need several 1689.(6-3P) truck loads


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The District is currently seeking a qualified individual to perform in the capacity of an On-call Customer Service Representative at our Newport location. The position incumbent will perform a variety of tasks to ensure that District customer needs are met, such as billing, account set-up and changes and responding to information requests. This position involves a variable work schedule (hours/days), requiring flexibility depending on office workload, staffing needs and other circumstances. Qualified candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills related to staff, customer and vendor interactions. Proficiency in using standard office equipment, including a personal computer and related billing/accounting software, are required. Ten key and typing ability (45 wpm or better), along with strong basic math skills are also required. Other requirements include a high school diploma (or equivalent), along with a minimum of two years of experience in a walk-in/drivethrough customer service setting. Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Pend Oreille PUD #1, PO Box 190, Newport, WA 99156 or to Applications may be obtained at the main Newport office or at Box Canyon Dam, or online at Deadline for receipt of application materials is March 21, 2014. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

end Oreille Public Utility District

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1990 Ford F250 4X4 .....$5,995 2006 Saturn Ion 4D ......$5,895 2001 Chrysler PT SOLD Cruiser ..........................$3,995 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Truck .............................$3,995 1997 Chev Blazer 4x4 ..$3,495 1997 Cadillac Deville 4D .....................$2,995 1989 Ford F150 Truck 4x4................................$2,995 1978 Chev 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck .............................$2,495 1989 Ford Bronco ll 4x4................................$1,795

1949 PAN/ SHOVEL A chance to own a vintage, one of a kind motorcycle! Priced to sell: $15,000. (208) 5975074. (5-3p)

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CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONAL Counseling Services: full time, union position. Salary: $3,485.68/ month plus benefits. Current Washington state certification required. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Obtain application and job description from Pend Oreille County Human Resources, 625 West 4th Newport, Washington. (509) 4476499 or the County website www.pendoreilleco. org Open until filled. (5-3)


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Law Office of Denise Stewart

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Medicaid, Business 301 S. Washington Ave., Suite A, Newport, WA (509) 447-3242

CHIROPRACTIC Camas Center Medical & Dental Services Ryan Leisy, DC - (509) 447-7111 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119

MASSAGE THERAPY Harmony Healing Arts Center Gloria Campbell -- 448-2623 47 10th -- Priest River

Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy

Lois A. Ernst, Licensed Massage Therapist 322 S. Washington -- Newport -- 447-3898

The Willows - Massage & Bodywork Studio Judy C. Fredrickson, RN, LMP Newport -- (509) 671-7035


Licensed Counselor, Many Insurances Accepted 415 W. Walnut, Newport, WA -- (509) 671-0226

DENTIST Newport Dental Center

James G. Cool, D.M.D. Family Dentistry -- Evening Hours 610 W. 2nd -- (509) 447-3105 • 800-221-9929

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Complete Family Dentistry & Orthodontics 424 N. Warren Ave., Newport -- 447-5960 Toll Free 877-447-5960

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Dentistry for Children North Spokane County - off Hwy 2 506 E. Hastings Rd Ste B Spokane Wa 99218 (509) 252-4746

HEALTH CLINICS Kaniksu Health Services Priest River Medical Clinic

Family Practice, Minor Emergencies Behavioral Health Mon. & Wed., 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tue. & Thu., 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (208) 448-2321

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OPTOMETRIST Newport Vision Source

Drs. Michael & Cheryl Fenno 205 S. Washington -- 447-2945

PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services

A Service of Bonner General Hospital Tim Gray, P.T. -- 448-4151 Mon.-Wed.-Fri. - 9-5 • Tues. & Thurs. 9-4

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Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings.

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save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: 1-877-894-HOME(1877-894-4663) . Web site: http://www.dfi. homeownership/post_ purchase_counselors_ foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: 1-800-569-

201451 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE Tr u s t e e S a l e # 1368995-1 Title # 7013730 APN: #: 443009-22-0002 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE O F WA S H I N G T O N CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to meditation if you are eligible and it may help you


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4287 Web site: http:// hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index. cfm?webListAction= search&searchstate= WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 Web site: http://nwjustice. org/what-clear NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, CLEAR RECON CORP., 9311 S.E. 36th Street, Suite 100, Mercer Island, WA 98040, Trustee will on 3/21/2014 at 10:00 AM at At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 229 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, WA 99156 at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of cash, cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or Stat chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington, to-wit: THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUAR-

TER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 30 NORTH, RANGE 44 EWM, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 1055 NORTH SHORE ROAD , NEWPORT, WA 99156 APN: 443009-22-0002 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/8/2006, recorded 11/14/2006, under Auditor’s File No. 2006 0290060, in Book XX, Page XX records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from DANIEL E. SOARES, A MARRIED PERSON, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Grantor(s), to FRONTIER TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MOUNTAIN WEST BANK, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by CITIMORTGAGE INC., under an Assignment recorded under Auditor’s File No 20120312265. II. No action commenced


by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr ust / M or t gage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 11/8/2006 Note Amount: $196,000.00 I n t e r e s t P a i d To : 11/1/2011 Next Due Date: 12/1/2011 PAYMENT INFORMATION FROM THRU NO.PMT A M O U N T T O TA L 12/1/2011 6/30/2012 7 $1,443.92 $10,107.44 7/1/2012 17 $1,455.09 $24,736.53 ADVANCES/LATE CHARGES DESCRIPTION TOTAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION $948.07 APPRAISAL/BPO $84.00 INSPECTIONS $251.00 Accrued Late Charges $1,709.87 ESTIMATED FORECLOSURE FEES AND COSTS DESCRIPTION TOTAL Trustee’s Fee’s $900.00 Auc-

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CONTINUED FROM 6B tioneer Fee $100.00 Mailings (MLG COST/ NOD) $42.40 Mailings (MLG COST/NOS) $65.25 Maiilngs (MLG C O S T / O C C U PA N T NOTICE) $10.97 Posting of Notice of Default $100.00 Posting of Notice of Sale $100.00 Postponement Fee $150.00 Publication of Notice of Sale $753.00 Record Deed $64.00 Record Notice of Sale $77.00 Record Substitution of Trustee $15.00 Record Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale $63.00 T.S.G.Fee $673.58 Title Datedown Fee $100.00 Mailings $87.12 TOTAL DUE AS OF 11/8/2013 $67,463.10 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $184,138.91, together with interest as provided in the Note from 12/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 3/21/2014 The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 3/10/2014, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 3/10/2014 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 3/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the or the Grantor’s successor interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest se-

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. The newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising or real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275. (31tf)

cured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “1” EXHIBIT “1” NAME ADDRESS DANIEL E SOARES 1055 NORTH SHORE ROAD NEWPORT, WA 99156 DANIEL E SOARES 11 E MICHIGAN SCHOOL RD SEQUIM, WA 98382 KIM M SOARES 1055 NORTH SHORE ROAD NEWPORT, WA 99156 KIM M SOARES 11 E MICHIGAN SCHOOL RD SEQUIM, WA 98382 by both first class and certified mail on 9/19/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidation the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS – The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not the tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenants-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 11/11/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP., as Successor Trustee C. Hoy For additional information or service


you may contact: Clear Recon Corp. 9311 S.E. 36th Street, Suite 100 Mercer Island, WA 98040 Phone: (206) 707-9599 P1070514 2/19, 03/12/2014 Published in The Newport Miner February 19 and March 12, 2014. (3, 6)


201443 NOTICE OF PUBLIC TIMBER SALE Department of Natural Resources will auction timber to the highest bidder. Contract terms and bidding information is available by calling Northeast Region at (509) 684-7474 or by visiting the Region Office at Colville or Product Sales & Leasing Division, Olympia. Bidding information may also be obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Northeast Region on March 25, 2014. LITTLE BLUE GROUSE SORT 01, App. No. 090697090705, 16 miles west of Newport, WA on part(s) of Sections 16 all in Township 31 North, Range 43 East, W.M., each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 1788 tons DF/WL 7”10” sawlogs/peelers minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ton; Sort #2 approximately 3630 tons DF/WL 11”+ sawlogs/peelers minimum acceptable bid $80.00/ton; Sort #3 approximately 1513 tons GF/WH/WP/LP and non-chuckable DF/WL 7”-10” sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $55.00/ton; Sort #4 approximately 6090 tons GF/WH/WP/LP and non-chuckable DF/WL 11”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ton; Sort # 5 a p proxi matel y 2402 tons WRC 5”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $90.00/ ton; Sort #6 approximately 515 tons WRC Poles Class 6-35’ & better minimum acceptable bid $100/ton; Sort #7 approximately 1069 tons all conifer species except PP & WRC 5”-6” chip & saw minimum acceptable bid $50.00/ton; Sort #8 approximately 315 tons all green conifer species except WRC 2”+ utility minimum acceptable bid $25.00/ ton; Sort #9 approximately 678 tons dead DF/WL 5”+ utility minimum acceptable bid $25.00.00/ton. This sale is Export Restricted. Published in The Newport Miner March 5 and 12, 2014. (5-2)


201465 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Library District, Board of Trustees have changed their regularly scheduled Board meeting from March 27, 2014 to March 20, 2014 due to conflict in schedules. The meeting will be held at the Pend Oreille County Library District Office at 10:00 A.M.

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201470 PUBLIC NOTICE COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on February 27, 2014 received a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist with supplemental documents prepared by the Pend Oreille PUD #1 and did on February 27, 2014 issue a Determination of Completeness for a streambank habitat restoration project(FILE NO. SEPA-14-003), Location: Fourth of July Creek and Seco Creek (tributaries to East Branch LeClerc Creek), Cusick, WA 99119. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on January 30, 2014, and the county expects to issue a Determination of Non-Significance for this project. The optional DNS process is being used and this may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts for the proposal. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than March 20, 2014. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and viewed at Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner, tmclaughlin@ Required Permits: Environmentally Sensitive Areas Review (Pend Oreille County), Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Federal Authorization Dated: February 27, 2014 Published in The Newport Miner March 5 and 12, 2014. (5-2)


201471 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY No. 14-4-00009-3 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of Michael W. Jones, Deceased. Please Take Notice The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and

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(ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice s provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: March 5, 2014. /s/Donna L. Jones Donna L. Jones, Personal Representative Denise Stewart Attorney at Law PLLC PO Box 301 Newport WA 99156 509-447-3242 Published in the Newport Miner March 5, 12 and 19, 2014. (5-3)


201473 PUBLIC NOTICE The annual meeting of the Metaline Falls Community Hospital Association will be held at the Selkirk High School Music Room on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kelly Curtiss, President Metaline Falls Community Hospital Association Published in The Newport Miner March 12 and 19, 2014. (6-2)


201476 PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Bids SULLIVAN LAKE COLD WATER PIPE Contract No. 14001 PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Washington is requesting bids from qualified Contractors to construct a new intake screen and pipeline in Sullivan Lake and through the low level outlets in Sullivan Lake Dam. The Contractor’s work includes, but is not limited to: 1) Installing an intake structure with NOAA Fisheries compliant fish screens at a minimum of 120 feet below the lake water surface; 2) Installing the steel support structure and pile foundation for the intake structure; 3) Installing approximately 1,000 feet of 48-inch inside diameter HDPE for conveyance of up to 160 cfs of cold water on the bottom of Sullivan Lake; 4) Construction of concrete anchorages for the pipeline, intake, and outlet structures; 5) Fabrication and installation of steel pipe, steel outlet liner, and an outlet gate structure; 6) Construction of an equipment building and equipment to operate the outlet gate, screen cleaning system, and system controls; and 7) Repair and rehabilitation of the dam structure, appendages, gates, and guides. The project is located at Sullivan Lake, near Metaline Falls, WA. A mandatory prebid job meeting and site tour will be held on March 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., meeting at the parking lot of the

Sullivan Lake Ranger Station, located at 12641 Sullivan Lake Rd, Metaline Falls, WA 99153. Bids must be submitted to the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County (OWNER) at their offices in Newport, Washington as follows: Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County PO Box 190 130 N. Washington St. Newpor t, WA 99156 Attn: Contract Administrator, Eileen Dugger (1 original and 2 copies) Interested parties may obtain a bid packet by contacting the Contract Administrator at (509) 447-9345. Sealed bids will be received as outlined in the contract documents on or before 2:30 p.m. (local time) April 4, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, at the PUD’s Newport office, 130 N. Washington. Bids received after the bid opening time will be rejected. Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bidding, or to exercise any other right or action provided by statute. Women’s and minority enterprises are encouraged to submit bids. Published in The Newport Miner March 12, 2014. (6)


201477 PUBLIC NOTICE PEND OREILLE COUNTY WEED BOARD CALL FOR BIDS AND BID OPENING HEARING Sealed bids for the furnishing of Herbicides and Adjuvants to the Pend Oreille County Weed Board in estimated quantities totaling $20,000 for the year 2014 will be received by the Weed Board of Pend Oreille County, Washington, until 2:30 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2014. They will be publicly opened and read during a hearing held April 9, 2014 at 2:15 PM in the Weed Board Office in the old County Courthouse Annex. Bid specifications are available at the Weed Board office, 418 S Scott Ave, Newport WA, 509-447-2402 or electronically from lnichols@pendoreille. org. The Weed Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bids and to accept such bid or bids as may be deemed in the best interest of Pend Oreille County. Bids must be either mailed to: Pend Oreille County Weed Board PO Box 5085, Newport, Washington 99156-5085 or hand delivered to the Weed Board office at the street address above. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the hearing, contact the Weed Board, 509447-2402, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Published in The Newport Miner March 12 and 19, 2014. (6-2)

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Notice of Development Regulation Amendment Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County is proposing amendments to the Development Regulations. These amendments include revisions to the following: RV Park Definition, Table of Permitted Uses, Exempting Relocated Structures within Pend Oreille County from the Snow Load Requirement, Off Premise Sign Regulations and Adopting the 2012 International Building Codes as Amended by Washington State in RCW 19.27 & WAC 50-04. Please contact Mike Lithgow, Director of Community Development for a more detailed description of the proposed changes. On April 22nd, 2014 the Pend Oreille County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss and receive comments on the proposed Development Regulation Amendments which includes revisions to the Regulations that were prepared following additional deliberations by the Planning Commission and in response to public comments received during the drafting process. The Planning Commission will also hold a Public Hearing to formalize a recommendation on the Draft Development Regulation Amendments on May 13th, 2014. The Board of County Commissioners will then conduct a public hearing for adoption of the draft Development Regulation Amendments in May of 2014 (date & time to be determined). The comment period for the SEPA checklist ends April 11th, 2014. Copies of the proposed revisions are available to the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department, Courthouse Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Copies are also available at Pend Oreille County Libraries and on the Community Development website: development_regulations_update_2.asp Public and Agency Comments must be received by May 12th, 2014. Date of notice of amendment: March 5, 2014 Published in The Newport Miner March 12 and 19, 2014. (6-2)


201479 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Action Pursuant to 43.21C RCW, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on February 10th, 2014 receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist and associated documents prepared by Pend Oreille County Public Works for the Best Chance Rd. / NF Skookum Creek Bridge Installation Project (File No. SEPA-14-002). Pend Oreille County has issued a Determination of Non-Significance for this project. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11340; the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from March 10, 2014.


Comments must be submitted by March 25, 2014. The submitted application and related documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:00 PM at the County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 4474821 and viewed at www.pendoreilleco. org. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner, Date of SEPA application: February 10, 2014 Date of Determination of Completeness: February 10, 2014 Date of Notice of Application: February 10, 2014 Date of Threshold SEPA Determination: March 07, 2014 Published in The Newport Miner March 12, 2014. (6)


201481 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE No. 14-400231-1 Probate Notice to Creditors RCW 11.40.030 In the Matter of the Estate of Mabel E. Allen Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: March 12, 2014 / s / D e l o re s A . Webb DELORES A. WEBB Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: Karen L. Sayre, WSBA #15548 SAYRE & SAYRE, P.S. Address for Mailing or Service: West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460 Spokane, Washington 99201-2262 (509) 325-7330 Published in The Newport Miner March 12, 19 and 26, 2014. (6-3)


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Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee accepting proposals COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will be accepting proposals for review and consideration for funding for Fiscal Year 2014. The proposal deadline is March 28. “The RAC will be very busy over the next few months because they have about $600,000 to award for 2014,” said Mary Farnsworth, Idaho Panhandle National Forest Supervisor. “RAC participation enables local county residents to have a meaningful role in deciding how federal funds are spent on public lands.” The RAC is currently scheduled to meet and approve proposals April 4. The

funds are available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, which was reauthorized by Congress for one year. RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands in Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone or Benewah counties, or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forests. Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements, or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations. The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that

will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintains roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds. The Idaho Panhandle RAC covers the Idaho Panhandle National Forests within the State of Idaho, excluding the small portion of the national forest within Latah County. Applications for RAC proposals can be obtained at main/ipnf/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees, or from the RAC Coordinator Copper • Brass • Aluminum Stainless • Aluminum Cans Batteries • Radiators

Jason Kirchner via e-mail at Potential project sponsors should contact local Forest Service offices to obtain information that may be needed for a proposal, including a Forest Service contact, and to ensure proper agreements and paperwork are completed that will enable the project sponsor to obtain funding if approved by the RAC. Selected project sponsors may be asked to make a short presentation to the Idaho Panhandle RAC April 4. We also recycle Cardboard • Iron Newspaper

WE E K AH EAD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 ROTARY CLUB: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance NEWPORT TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles FIBER ARTS KNITTING AND SPINNING GROUP: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library PRIEST RIVER LIONESS: 11:30 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center WEAVERS’ GROUP: Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center PINOCHLE: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center PRM-ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown AL-ANON: Noon - American Lutheran Church HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATORS DIAMOND LAKE CLUB: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971 JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport PRIEST RIVER TOPS: 6 p.m. Priest River Free Methodist Church SPIRIT LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-6655921 for locations ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 PRIEST RIVER FOOD BANK OPEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library STORY TIME - CALISPEL VALLEY LIBRARY, CUSICK: 10:30 a.m. Calispel Valley Library, Cusick BASIC MEETING: 10 a.m. Blanchard Community Center OPEN PAINTING WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport LOOSELY KNIT: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATORS DALKENA CLUB: Noon Call Bonnie Witt 509-447-3647 or Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport

AND WORSHIP: 6:30 p.m. Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown

SUNDAY, MARCH 16 ATHOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 149 BINGO: 1 p.m. - Post 149 NEWPORT YOUTH: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

MONDAY, MARCH 17 PRIEST RIVER LIONS: 6:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 BLANCHARD SPINNERS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center FAMILIES FOR KIDS AND DCFS: 9-11 a.m. - 1600 W. First St., Newport MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church BLANCHARD STITCHERS QUILTING SESSION: 9 a.m. to noon Blanchard Community Center KINSHIP CAREGIVERS FOSTER PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: 9-11 a.m. - Sandifur Room, Newport Hospital SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NEWPORT SOCIAL MEETING: 12-12:30 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center WEIGHT WATCHERS: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport PRIEST RIVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DINNER MEETING: 5:30 p.m. - Rotating Restaurants PINOCHLE: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick LADIES BIBLE STUDY: 6 p.m. House of the Lord, 754 Silver Birch Lane, Oldtown BINGO: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles BELLY DANCE FITNESS: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30-8 p.m. - Newport Library CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 5:30 p.m. - House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance

PEND OREILLE KIDS CLUB: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

FRIDAY, MARCH 14 STORY TIME: 11 a.m. - Newport Library HAPPY AGERS MEETING AND POTLUCK: Noon - Priest River Senior Center DANCE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING: 7 p.m. - Priest River VFW AL-ANON: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-946-6131

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 VFW BREAKFAST: 8-11 a.m. - 112 Larch St., Priest River WOMEN’S AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport HAPPY AGERS CARD PARTY: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA MEETING: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown OATH KEEPERS CONSTITUTIONAL STUDY GROUP: 5:30 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport SET FREE NORTHWEST MEAL

*In accordance with WA State Law.

DOMINOS: 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

ROTARY CLUB: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park

PINOCHLE: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport


NEWPORT TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles FIBER ARTS KNITTING AND SPINNING GROUP: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport MASTER CHEF COOKING SERIES: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Blanchard Community Center STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library PRM-ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown AL-ANON: Noon - American Lutheran Church PINOCHLE: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport PRIEST RIVER ANIMAL RESCUE: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River PRIEST RIVER TOPS: 6 p.m. Priest River Free Methodist Church NORTH IDAHO PATTERN RACERS 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Oldtown YORK RITE OF FREEMASONRY: 6:30 p.m. - Spirit Lake Temple VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST/AUXILIARY: 1 p.m. - Priest River VFW ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

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The Idaho Panhandle RAC meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Headquarters located at 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. Meetings are always open to the public.

Completed applications must be received in hardcopy form on or before the March 28 deadline. Mail completed proposals to Jason Kirchner, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815.


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