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Some Idaho families fall into gap in coverage BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – While the full impact of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, remains to be seen, Washington state’s expansion of Medicaid is

providing 500 more people medical coverage in Pend Oreille County. “Which in theory, will be a good thing for us,” said Tom Wilbur, CEO of Newport Hospital and Health Services. But, SEE OBAMA, 2A

Common Core standards draw critics


Kandi Gentis of the River City Business Alliance explains some of her group’s plans in the upcoming months before the Newport City Council Monday, April 7. A Pickers Paradise event is planned for May 3, in conjunction with the Newport to Priest River yard sale.

City council adopts park rules

Local districts cannot opt out

Marijuana, growth management, vandalism discussed





PRIEST RIVER – One of the things critics focused on during the recent levy defeat in the West Bonner County School District were Common Core Standards, a series of educational standards 44 states have adopted. “Like any new thing, there is always a little bit of tentativeness,” district superintendent Ellen Perconti said. Most teachers were excited about the standards, she said,

NEWPORT – The Newport City Council unanimously approved park rules that include insurance requirements for larger events in city parks. Most small events such as weddings, birthday parties and family reunions will not be required to provide insurance, according to the language of the resolution adopted Monday night, April 7. Larger groups, such as the rodeo pickers, will need to provide insurance, city administrator Ray King said after the meeting. The rodeo pickers are a group of acoustic musi-


Newport grad attends Naval War College



NEWPORT – Lieutenant Commander Erich Frandrup, a 1998 Newport graduate, graduated from the Naval War College, March 5, with a Master’s degree in arts, national security and SEE WAR, 2A COURTESY PHOTO|CHUCK FRANDRUP

Right: Lieutenant Commander Erich Frandrup, left, stands with wife Casey after the graduation from Naval War College, March 5 in Newport, R.I. Frandrup has served two tours in Iraq and will soon become the Executive Officer in San Diego, the second in command of about 200 military personnel.

B R I E F LY NEWPORT – The Hospitality House’s annual membership meeting is Monday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at 216 S. Washington Ave. in Newport. A caption in last week’s newspaper listed the wrong date. A board election will be held to add additional members to the existing board. Karen Rothstrom, Stacy Carter, Mike Manus, Moria Hemphill and Karine Brooks will continue as board members. The idea is to have a larger board to serve the members of the Hospitality House, members said. Ballots must be turned in by the start of the annual mem-

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CUSICK – Severin Erickson, the state wildlife officer, says he is used to seeing dead eagles. “We have a lot of eagles up here,” he said. “It’s not uncommon to have eagles show up dead. We probably have six or seven a year.” What isn’t common is to find sick eagles. For the second time in two weeks, a bald eagle was found sick, on the ground. Ramona Davis saw the eagle on the ground and approached it. She said she got within about 10 feet of it before it moved away from her. She then called the sheriff’s office. Dorothy Cooper of Cusick operates Kiwani Wambli Wildlife Rehabilitation. She helped capture the eagle. “It was distracted, watching its own shadow when we caught it,” she said. Davis said the raptor stood about 2.5 feet high. “(An) absolutely beautiful bird,” she said. Cooper said they took the bird to Mt. Spokane Veterinary Hospital in Mead. The bird was thought to have pneumonia and sent to Moyie Springs for rehabilitation.

bership meeting. You can send in your ballot by email to, drop it off at the Hospitality House, mail it to the Hospitality House at PO Box 802, Newport, WA 99156 or you can bring your ballot to the membership meeting. Agenda items include annual reports on finances, membership, programs and activities, and maintenance and décor. Items for discussion and membership vote include increasing membership dues and rental fees, gifting of a donated motorized wheelchair, donations to the Hospitality House Corporation, building maintenance and other topics of interest. 6B-8B


Number of sick eagles seems up

Meets President Obama during a whirlwind career

Hospitality House membership meeting April 14

cians who camp near the rodeo grounds in a park known as the Cowboy Campground. They play bluegrass music during rodeo week. Councilman Brad Hein asked that language prohibiting “weapons of any kind” be amended so that people with concealed weapons permits who have guns could lawfully bring their guns to the parks. “I would hate to put lawful concealed weapon permits holders on the wrong side of the law,” he said. Council members agreed and city attorney Tom Metzger added the












NEWPORT – Pend Oreille Crime Victim Services is hosting a Sexual Assault Awareness Walk from the Newport Gazebo to the Hospitality House Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. The event will honor law enforcement and volunteers for the work they do to keep the community safe. It is also to support sexual assault victims and their families. Snacks and beverages will be provided, as well as educational materials. Questions can be directed to 509-447-2274.



Both Erickson and Cooper think there are more sick eagles this year than in the past.

Walk supports sexual assault victims




This eagle was found Saturday, April 5, near Diamond Lake by Ramona Davis. It was taken to Mt. Spokane Veterinary Hospital, then sent to a wildlife reserve in Moyie Springs, Idaho.





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he pointed out, questions still remain for the taxpayer. “Who’s paying for it?” he said. On the other side of the state line, however, some Idaho residents aren’t qualifying for Medicaid or medical coverage tax credits. Because the state of Idaho didn’t approve the Medicaid expansions approved by the federal government, some residents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough money to receive tax credits in the health care marketplace. Diane Schaff, a community assistor at Newport Hospital, said she has encountered this problem with some Idaho families. One family of four she worked with, for example, is collecting unemployment. They didn’t make enough money to qualify for the tax credits but made too much money to qualify for Medicaid in Idaho.

Schaff said the family has to pay full price for health insurance. If they had made just a few thousands dollars more last year, they would have qualified for $600 in monthly tax credits. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “Because the ACA envisioned low-income people receiving coverage through Medicaid, people below poverty are not eligible for Marketplace subsidies. Thus, some adults in Idaho fall into a ‘coverage gap’ of earning too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to qualify for premium tax credits.” The foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, private operating foundation focusing on major health care issues in the U.S. The ACA created a new Medicaid group of individuals in Washington state, age 19 to 65 who have an income below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Changes were also made to income and deductions for ex-

isting Medicaid groups, such as children and pregnant women, and modified the Adjusted Gross Income methods used to calculate incomes. All this contributed to the expanded Medicaid benefits in Washington state. Medicaid is a benefit program for low income citizens, regardless of age. It’s called Apple Health in Washington and is funded through a combination of federal and state taxes. Medicare, on the other hand, is a health insurance program funded solely by the federal government, and covers people over a certain age who have paid into the program during their working years. The Obama administration is saying 7 million people have signed up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. However, it is unknown how many of those have actually paid their premiums and received a medical benefits card. There is questions about

WAR: Headed to San Diego for training FROM PAGE 1

strategic studies. He is now headed to sunny San Diego, Calif., his first choice in location where he will train for the position of Executive Officer and be second in command to more than 200 military personnel. “Each of us has a niche in terms of what we can do. They knew his skill level,” said Chuck Frandrup, Erich’s father and PUD director of construction and engineering. “I feel very proud.” After watching his brother graduate from the Naval Academy in 1993, Erich Frandrup said something about military life piqued his interest. “It just stirred an interest in me to want to pursue the same thing,” Frandrup said. He spent his post-high school years working his way through the Navy ranks, before he graduated from the Naval Academy in 2002 in the top 2 percent of his class. Continuing his education, Frandrup attended Duke University, graduating in 2004 with an ocean engineering degree. After 16 months of training on the explosive, ordinance and disposal (EOD) team, he learned how to disarm most types of bombs and other explosive devices. “We feel confident in our abilities to take care of whatever situation we are placed in,” Frandrup said. Frandrup said he chose this career because he was again following in his brother’s footsteps, who also went into EOD. After spending time with his brother during his first few years in the service, he said that was the clincher. “It fit,” Frandrup said. “It was what I enjoyed doing. It seemed challenging.” In the past 16 years, Frandrup has spent time in the Persian Gulf as a minesweeper, searching vessels for explosive devices. In addition to the Persian Gulf assignment, he spent two tours in Iraq, the second time in charge of about 10 teams who assisted with convoys and unarming EODs. “I have spent a lot of time in the Middle East,” he said. He has more than 480 combat missions inside of seven months, including the capture and disposal of more than 25,500 pounds of hazardous explosives. His last stop before War College was Bahrain, where he traveled to neighboring countries working with explosive, ordinance and disposal personnel. The Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is split into three trimesters, Frandrup said. He said they studied joint maritime operations, where they learned all military branches operations and commands. Strategic decision making taught students to observe national strategies. “It’s making sure everything is in alignment with where we want to go as a nation,” Frandrup said. The third area was strategy in war. Frandrup said this section looked at 10 different wars, starting with the Peloponnesian War between 499 and 449 B.C and continuing

through the current day Iraq war. “We studied both sides and how they made their decisions,” Frandrup said. For his elective, he took asymmetrical warfare, during which students study insurgents and chemical warfare. The Naval War College states the mission as developing strategic and operational leaders, helping the Chief of Naval Operations define the future Navy, strengthening maritime security cooperation and supporting combat readiness. The website states that about 600 midcareer level officers of the Navy, other U.S. services, civilian federal agencies and international naval officers come to the U.S. Naval War College. The program is 10 months long and more than half the graduates of the international course have gone on to be flag or general officers and more than 190 have been chosen to head their respective services. Now that college is done, Frandrup said he is looking forward to being an “XO” or executive officer in San Diego. He said more than 200 EOD personnel are broken into platoons where they support the military with any needed EOD experience. Frandrup was married to Casey in 2007. His brother was allowed to return from Iraq early to be his best man. He also was allowed to leave Bahrain early to be his brother’s best man in 2005. Frandrup said this was quite the honor, especially being on deployments at the times of the weddings. “One of the most exciting parts” for Frandrup is not the job but the traveling he has enjoyed while serving his country. He said it is not all work and no play and the couple travel a lot on weekends. They have been to Thailand, Jordan, the Maldives, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. “I am grateful of my wife,” Frandrup said. “She is very understanding and supportive of what I do.” Through work, Frandrup has traveled to Lebanon, Pakistan, Kuwait, Oman and many different U.S. cities. “One of the things we have enjoyed during this experience is the travel,” Frandrup said. The couple even visited the White House while Frandrup was stationed in Maryland. Frandrup met President Obama while representing the Navy during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration, chosen for the honor because he received the Bronze Star from his time in Iraq. He stood next to the President during the speech with four other military honorees. “We salute the United States Navy, and a sailor who excels in a job few can imagine but for which all are grateful. A commander of an explosive ordinance disposal team in Iraq, his nerve and steady hand have diffused countless bombs and saved countless lives,” President Obama said while introducing Frandrup. Frandrup said going to the White House was a “surprise” and one he will remember forever. “It was a neat opportunity,” Frandrup said. “Once in a lifetime.”

what will happen when someone uses their benefits card, but fails to make payments and their health coverage is canceled. Wilbur said that has yet to happen at Newport Hospital and Health Services. But if it did, he pointed out, the district would have been covering their health care costs prior to the ACA anyway. “They wouldn’t have had anything anyway, we would have been writing it off,” he said. The hospital district’s charity has dropped a bit

since the first of the year, Wilbur said. The hospital district has staff on hand to help navigate the ACA. Call Schaff at 509-4479359. The Washington State Rural Health Association is conducting a Rural Health Roundtable session in Newport Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Newport High School. A discussion will be held on the plight of rural medicine, health care reform, and its affects on local care. The public is invited.

CITY: Public members did not speak at hearings FROM PAGE 1

language. The resolution the council passed authorized a special events permit application. The city administrator has “sole discretion” to require the permit for some special events when the administrator, in this case King, “determines that any aspect of the proposed event may present a probable risk to the public’s safety or well being.” The city council held two public hearings, with no members of the public speaking at either one. The first hearing was about a Community Development Block Grant that King wants to seek up to $750,000 to put in a low pressure zone water storage tank system located on Quail Ridge. The second hearing was about the city’s marijuana business moratorium. Metzger told the council that the state hadn’t worked out the conflict between rules for medical marijuana and retail marijuana. He said it was a good idea to let things be worked out before allowing businesses to sell, grow or process marijuana within the city. Councilman Sam Brooks asked what that meant. Metzger said the city wouldn’t accept any marijuana related business license applications. Councilman Ken Smith pointed out that the state liquor board gives the state license and they were going ahead with their licensing. Mayor Shirley Sands said that it seemed unlikely Newport would lose any tax revenue because of the moratorium. She said when she was in Olympia during the legislative session, it was apparent to her that the governor wasn’t interested in using proposed taxes to punish or reward cities and counties for marijuana moratoriums. There were bills to do both in the last legislative session. She said Gov. Jay Inslee seemed more concerned with K-12 education. The council heard an update on the recently passed Growth Management legislation, the so-called revert back legislation that would let four small counties plan differently than they do under the Growth Management Act, if their county commissions voted to do so. Pend Oreille County is one of the counties. King said Newport could

lose some grant funding if the county did that. He said cities have a say in the matter and that if three cities, including Newport, wanted to oppose reverting back, it would not happen. Metzger, who also serves as the county’s chief civil attorney, said the county was a long way from passing a resolution. If they did, he said county commissioners have told him they would solicit input from people and cities. Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim presented his monthly update. (See related story.) Vandals cut the locks with bolt cutters and caused about $2,000 of damage to electrical boxes at the picnic section at the back side of the park. King asked what could be done to prevent future vandalism. Botzheim said better lighting in that part of the park would help. A camera at the park was pointed in a different direction from the vandalism. Botzheim also talked of dog bites. He said there had been three last month, two from one dog. That dog, which was euthanized, bit a toddler and Newport’s animal control officer Alan Fernandez. Fernandez was bitten severely enough he was taken to the emergency room, King said. King updated the council on the project to put sidewalks along Highway 2. He said the project hadn’t gone to bid yet. “I don’t like bidding a project this late,“ King said. But he needed to finalize details of the project with the state, which is interested because it is along Highway 2. King said the project is estimated to cost about $646,000. Sidewalks will be installed along Highway 2 from Owen’s Grocery to Calispel Avenue to Seventh Street. King said he expects work to start in August or September. Kandi Gentis of the River City Business Alliance updated the council on several events her organization is planning. They will hold a Pickers Paradise event May 3 in conjunction with the Newport to Priest River yard sale. Gentis describes the Pickers Paradise as a “flea market extraordinaire.” May 10, the group will be involved with the Mother’s Day Marathon. They will have food and gift booths throughout the downtown area for the event, which is expected to draw 400 runners.

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B R I E F LY Firewood permits now available COLVILLE – The 2014 personal use firewood permits on the Colville National Forest are available for sale at all Colville National Forest offices and at the Spokane district Bureau of Land Management office. Permits are $5 a cord with a 4-cord minimum of $20 and a 12-cord maximum per household. To purchase a personal use firewood permit, visit your local ranger station. For more information about the Colville National Forest personal use firewood program or for the closest Colville National Forest office, visit the website at colville/ or call 509684-7000.


Newport Mayor Shirley Sands and Newport Hospital Dietary Manager Susie Calvert hold pictures that students from Sadie Halstead drew, depicting Meals on Wheels. These pictures can been viewed at the hospital’s Pine Street Café.

Newport’s Mayor Sands supports Meals on Wheels NEWPORT – Last year the Tri-County Senior Nutrition Program, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, served 3,847 meals to the more vulnerable residents in Pend Oreille County. Newport Mayor Shirley Sands, who volunteers for Meals on Wheels, said, “Meals on Wheels is a great program with human contact and a

Health board meets in Newport NEWPORT – The regular meeting of the Board of Health of Northeast Tri County Health District will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at Rudy Marmo’s Italian Restaurant, 208 S. Washington Ave., Newport. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Public input is welcome. The meeting site is barrier free. People needing special accommodations should contact Kelly LeCaire at Northeast Tri County Health District at 509684-1301 or 1-800-8273218 by April 10. The Northeast Tri County Health District will conduct a continuation of the public hearing from Jan. 15 concerning Group B water systems. The hearing will begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information or materials, contact Northeast Tri County Health District Administrator David Windom at or 509-684-1301.

warm meal. Not only does it meet a need with each recipient, as a volunteer, it is very rewarding to participate in. I really enjoy meeting each one, their families and their life stories.” The Newport Hospital’s Pine Street Café, under Susie Calvert’s leadership, prepares the hot meals that are delivered in the Newport area.

Students from Sadie Halstead Middle School recently drew pictures depicting Meals on Wheels. These pictures can be seen at the Pine Street Café. If you, or someone you know could benefit from Meals on Wheels, or if you are interested in volunteering, call Rural resources Community Action and ask for Anita or Darlene at 800-873-5889.

Biochar meetings start in April NEWPORT – There will be a series of meetings about biochar, which is fine grained charcoal made by burning wood, manure, crop residues and sold waste in a specially designed furnace with limited to no oxygen. Gloria Flora, a former Forest Service worker, will conduct the free seminars. An introduction to biochar seminar will take place April 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cutter Theater in Metaline Falls, at the PUD room in Newport from 7-8:30 p.m. April 17 and at the Camas Center May 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be several biochar seminars held in April and May. Biochar and technology and production seminars will be held April 30, from 7-8:30

p.m. at the Cutter Theater, at the PUD room in Newport May 1, from 7-8:30 pm., and at the Camas Center May 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. Biochar is particularly effective in reducing soil acidity, resulting in reduced fertilizer costs where it is used, supporters say. Detractors point out that some crooks have used biochar and other forms of renewable energy to lure unsuspecting investors into scams. According to a flyer announcing the workshops, community leaders and citizens will collaboratively determine if, how and where biomass waste can be recycled into marketable products and renewable energy. For more information email Flora at ask_us@biochar-us.

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SANDPOINT – Thirdgeneration Bonner County resident Stephen Snedden, a Sandpointarea attorney, is running for Idaho State House of Rep- Snedden resentatives, District 1. If elected, he would represent Bonner and Boundary counties. Incumbent Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, is not seeking re-election after serving since 2004. Running against Snedden in the May primary election is Republican Heather Stott of Blanchard. Snedden served four years on the Sandpoint City Council. He said he fixed problems for local businesses while on the council, helped adopt a city-wide hiring freeze, as part of his “disciplined” approach

to public finance, and made the budget more accurate. His biggest concern is the economy. “My friends are moving away to find jobs that support their families,” he said in a press release. “We have a lot of local businesses that started in garages and grew to be great companies. There is a history of entrepreneurism here. Our own ideas and people can create the best job,” he said. He’s concerned about the growing number of laws and burden it places on citizens. “It takes a subject matter expert to navigate nearly any state agency these days. It really slants the playing field,” he said. “You have to be hyper-vigilant in order to project your rights.” SEE SNEDDEN, 6A

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bamacare enrollment is “on track” to reach 7 million, according to news reports last week, the original deadline for obtaining health insurance (before the administration delayed the deadline another couple weeks). Not everyone un-skeptically accepted the 7 million figure, which CNN attributed to an anonymous “senior administration official.” In fact, many critics of President Obama’s signature domestic achievement – if it can be characterized as such – disbelieved his claim last week that Obamacare had reached 6 million enrollees. “I think they are lying to us,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, “about who has paid, who has not paid, who is getting subsidies.” Indeed, the administration – with an assist from much of the all-too-pliant “mainstream” media – has deliberately blurred the distinction between “sign-ups” and actual “enrollments.” There may indeed be 6 million, or even 7 million, Obamacare sign-ups. But if those who signed up didn’t also pay up their first month’s premium, they are not enrolled in an insurance plan. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told an Oklahoma television station Monday that as few as 80 percent of those who signed up for health insurance on a federal or state Obamacare exchange had actually paid for their policy. That means the 7 million Obamacare enrollees widely reported Monday are more like 5.6 million. Then there’s the question of who are those 5.6 million enrollees. A report by the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform found that 89 percent of Obamacare enrollees had health insurance in 2013. Only 11 percent were uninsured last year. That’s significant because the main target of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were the more than 45 million uninsured Americans. That means that, of the 5.6 million Americans who enrolled in Obamacare since last year, only 616,000 of them actually lacked health insurance. This story went underreported Monday in much of the mainstream media, which dutifully passed along to the unsuspecting American public the cheery narrative about Obamacare fed to them by some unnamed senior administration official or another. Rep. Blackburn said last week that the Obama administration has some explaining to do. And the perfect backdrop will be the appearance this month by Secretary Sebelius before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. At that hearing, we’d like to see confirmation of the number of paid enrollees, the number of enrollees that already had an existing health policy and the number of enrolles that were previously uninsured. We’d also like to see figures for those who joined the ranks of the insured because of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, those who enrolled in Obamacare because they were forced to leave the plan they already had and those paying higher, rather than lower, insurance premiums because of Obamacare. “They need to tell us the truth,” said Rep. Blackburn, and “stop hiding behind all these shifting numbers.” We couldn’t agree more.

Together, we can restore federal forests Our federal forests are withering away from neglect, insects and disease, and nowhere is this more true than in Eastern Washington. A staggering one-third of our country’s national forest land managed by the U.S. Forest Service is diseased or dying. In the Colville National Forest alone, 300,000 of the forest’s 1.1 million acres are bug-infested. After infestations in Okanogan, Klickitat, Yakima and Ferry counties, the Washington Department of Natural Resources has declared forest healthhazard warnings. Our state estimates that devastating tree die-offs will impact one-third of Eastern Washington’s forests over the next 15 years. While federal, state and local leaders are aware of the crisis, what sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is that federal forest mismanagement is what got us into this mess. The Colville National Forest, for instance, is the economic driver for Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, and yet employment in the forest has dropped by 70 percent in the last two decades. Timber production in the forest is down two-thirds from its production in the late 1980s. Decades of neglect of our

federal forests has left them overcrowded, sick, fireprone and susceptible to insects and disease. However, there is a silver lining: Active forest G U E ST manageO P I N I O N ment and restoration REP. CATHY can help MCMORRIS heal our RODGERS forests, R-WASH. and momentum is shifting this direction. I’ve been working with local stakeholders and the Forest Service on an innovative public-private approach to revive Colville National Forest. Last fall, through the “A to Z” Mill Creek Pilot Project, the U.S. Forest Service awarded a 10-year contract to a local lumber company to harvest timber on 55,000 acres of the Colville National Forest. Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. in Colville will pay $1 million up front for the right to purchase $30 million of timber, a project designed to restore the forest, reduce the risk of forest fires and strengthen our rural economy. This project was two years in the making, and SEE RODGERS, 5A


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YO U R O P I N I O N Hobby Lobby case would set precedent to curtail rights To the editor: The Hobby Lobby case is only superficially about women’s reproductive rights, as we know there are already low cost birth control options available for women. The Department of “inJustice” has carefully framed the argument as narrowly as possible, hoping citizens won’t pay attention. That would be foolish for us because if they win, you can bet they’ll use this decision as a precedent to craft another whole body of punitive laws designed to curtail other rights. It doesn’t seem to bother the Obama administration to gerrymander IRS laws to discriminate against tax exempt organizations it doesn’t like. They regularly trample the rights of businesses like Gibson Guitars and even charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor. Have you noticed that none of the 38 or more illegal changes Obama has made to his own health care plan improve the quality of care you receive? Those changes were only designed to improve the re-electability of incumbent Democrats! What kind of health care can you expect from a system designed by people like that? The Hobby Lobby case is important because it is yet another clear example of the ongoing attack on our personal freedoms by an administration drunk with power. -Tom Frisque Usk

GMA is the epitome of bad government To the editor: I was pleased to see the story and editorial in The Miner about opportunity to opt out of the Growth Management Act legislation

that was passed for four rural Washington counties. The current county commissioners will likely opt out. The GMA has been a waste of public money and resources. It treated a small rural county the same as a large urban county. It’s the one-size fits all approach to public policy that often produces folly. The GMA is nothing more than a consultant’s paycheck and a lawyer’s fee. The idea is to create roadblocks to slow development and growth rather than to manage it. Residents who don’t want nearby property developed embraced this law as a means to keep other property owners from developing their property. All that happens is that the price of development goes up and that price is passed on to existing property owners in the form of higher tax assessments and fees. When a neighbor spends twice as much to develop his property, the property tax assessment for your property increases and you pay more taxes every year. Now if you like throwing away money, that seems to be a very good way to do it. If you rent, the tax increase is passed on to you by your landlord. Even your homeowner’s insurance increases since your property is worth more. Now try and sell your overpriced property in this depressed area and market – good luck. The GMA is the epitome of bad government. When the land becomes more valuable, all the roadblocks are bypassed by market forces. At that point the developer merely passes on all development costs to the buyers. That produces higher loan payments and higher taxes. What benefit is the higher cost to a young, growing family? -Pete Scobby Newport

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The National Labor Relations Board ruled recently that college football players who receive athletic scholarships are employees for purposes of forming a union. Do you think college athletes should be able to unionize? Yes, college athletes bring in millions of dollars for their schools. Their time and actions are controlled by the college, they receive scholarships, they clearly are employees and should be able to form a union. No, they are getting a college education. They are studentathletes, not employees. It’s not that simple. Some players in some high profile sports definitely should be able to unionize but players in minor sports may not want or need to form union.

Ione development concerns are valid To the editor: I am new to the area of north Pend Oreille County. I take offense to Mr. Scobby’s views about him supporting us. (Letter to the editor, March 26) The people here are the salt of the earth. I have been received here with open arms. The businesses in Ione are, I’m guessing, getting by. The people I have talked to would love to see industry in the area. Just because people want more information about a development doesn’t make them against it. While finding our home, we saw lots of older developments that never were fully developed. We happen to now live in one. Now that is a big drain on county resources. Their concerns are legitimate. I am not “new” to rural living, as I spent the late 70s to early 90s in Cocolalla, Idaho. If Mr. Scobby would read the paper instead of just writing, he would realize that Spokane County has a valid claim about supporting us. Twenty-seven percent of Pend Oreille County works there. They should be upset by the dollars we take from them. I hope that life never leaves me with nothing to do but write the local paper every week. -Matthew Hartman Cusick

More levy on West Bonner To the editor: In 2008, when the economy went south, funding was cut by the state, because of lack of funds. The state’s plan was that if schools’ staff paid part of their benefits package, like the rest of non-government employees, then the funding would be enough. West Bonner staff was

not willing to sacrifice with the rest of us. Therefore, the local levy was dramatically increased. I would note that not too many residents of West Bonner make nearly as much as staff and administrators at the school. Almost none have anything like their benefits. Yet, somehow they keep telling us it is for the kids. By the way, according to our state senator, funding from the state has returned to 2008 levels. The levy was $650,000 then, why should it be $3 million now? Student population is also down by 20 percent. It is time to stop being fooled. Vote No on May 20! -Franklin W. James Spirit Lake

McMorris Rodgers needs to represent constituents on immigration bill To the editor: In an historic bipartisan 68-32 vote, last June the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that included a path to citizenship for eleven million illegal immigrants, an innovative temporary worker program, and increased visa numbers for skilled foreign workers, as well as a nationwide employment eligibility verification system and stricter border control. This was a result of bipartisan cooperation among lawmakers, business groups, labor unions, agricultural interests, and immigration advocates. Although many predict that the bill would pass in the U.S. House, the majority Republican leadership there refuses to bring it up. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects the bill would reduce federal budget deficits by $197 billion over SEE LETTERS, 5A

R E A D E R ’ S P O L L R E S U LT S Do you think pro baseball is a dying sport? Maybe, but I don’t care about sports.

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23% 68% 9% Yes, the top athletes are going to other sports.

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Newport School District wins cash for serving breakfast NEWPORT – The Newport School District, and seven other Washington state school districts, were awarded cash prizes for serving more students the first meal of the day, breakfast. Newport received a $1,500 grant, which has been used for smoothie machines for Stratton Elementary and the high school. The eight districts being honored in Washington state are Newport, Dixie, Pomeroy, Easton, Skamania, Satsop, Mary M. Knight and Qualcene. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, the Washington State Dairy Council and the non-profit advocacy Children’s Alliance group for kids are recognizing the school districts with gold, silver and bronze awards and cash prizes of $500 to $1,500. The Dairy Council provided funds for the awards and colorful banners to hang in the local schools. According to the Children’s Alliance, in the 2012-2013 school

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year, each district served school breakfasts to 29 to 43 percent more students than in 20112012. “Our Washington constitution says that the paramount duty of this state is to educate young people,” Dorn said. “And you cannot educate the next generation if they’re hungry.” Newport Business Manager Tom Crouch said the district changed to a free breakfast program a few years back and added breakfast in the classroom at Stratton in September 2012, which increased the participation in the breakfast program. Students are served after the bell rings. He said before the inclassroom meal, a lot of the kids would not eat breakfast or eat food while at home. “The kids usually eat their breakfast,” Crouch said. The Children’s Alliance said serving breakfast after the bell SEE BREAKFAST, 6A

Richard L. Bond of Walla Walla passed away April 5 at Matty’s Home Care at the age of 94. Mr. Bond was born June 3, 1919, in Spokane, to Dwight A. and Vida Burroughs Bond. He graduated from North Center High School. On June 4, 1938, he and Lois M. McDowell married in Spokane. They lived in Chattaroy and owned the Riverside Service convenience store and gas station and the Ram Drive-In on the Newport Highway. After selling their business, they traveled for about 20 years in their motor home before settling back in Chattaroy. They moved to the Walla Walla area 12 years ago from Spokane. Mrs. Bond passed away in 2009. He is survived by two daughters, Connie Eide of Milton-Freewater and Betty Janu of Scandia, Minn.; one son, Dwight Bond of Spokane; seven grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Burial will be at a later date in Deer Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Family and friends may share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.

RODGERS: It’s up to the Senate to move forward government to designate Washington forest lands for treatment under the Farm Bill, it increases the likelihood those lands will eventually be restored and improved. The U.S. Senate, meanwhile, has an opportunity to improve forest health not just in Washington, but across the country. I was an original sponsor of H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, which was passed by the House last fall. The legislation


the proposed public-private partnership will make Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties a model for the rest of the country. Gov. Jay Inslee will also play an important role in coming months. As part of the Farm Bill approved by Congress earlier this year, governors have until Tuesday to request federal forest lands in their state as in need of treatment for insects and disease. If Inslee requests the federal

directs the Forest Service to meet specific harvest levels in certain areas, will help improve forest health and prevent catastrophic wildfires. At the same time, it extends supplemental Secure Rural Schools payments for one year and would improve local forest management by allowing counties to manage portions of national forest land through the creation of “Community Forest Demonstration Areas.” Now it’s up to the Senate to move the ball forward.

By federal, state and local leaders working together, we can begin to restore our federal forests and provide stable, sustainable revenue for the benefit of local communities. U.S. REP. CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS REPRESENTS EASTERN WASHINGTON’S 5TH DISTRICT, WHICH INCLUDES PEND OREILLE COUNTY. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE AND SERVES AS CHAIRWOMAN OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE.


Burgler gets drug treatment sentence BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A man who pleaded guilty to second degree burglary and malicious mischief for his role in the burglary of the Just Because store was given a Drug Treatment Sentencing Alternative when he was sentenced by Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Alan Neilson Thursday, March 27. Bobby J. Holt, 50, received a prison based DOSA of 29.75 months on the burglary charge and 12.75 months on the malicious mischief charge. That represents the midway point of the likely sentence Holt would have received if he had not been granted the DOSA. Deputy prosecutor Dolly Hunt told Neilson that the burglary occurred during the holiday season and that items were not recovered. She said between insurance and the business owner, $27,000 in restitution would be sought. “That’s a significant amount for a small business,” she said. She recommended the DOSA because, with time off for good behavior, Holt was probably facing 34 months in prison, close to the 29.75 months she was recommending with the DOSA. In exchange for the plea, she dismissed a possession of a controlled substance charge. Defense attorney Robin McCroskey said that Holt had never been to drug treatment before and needed it. She said

he had MRSA and needed to get money for meth and for MRSA treatment drugs. MRSA stands for Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus, an infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.

Between insurance and the business owner, $27,000 in restitution would be sought.

Holt said he had been conviction free from 19992013, but that a year ago he started using meth, about the time he was diagnosed with MRSA. Holt said when he was jailed, he had MRSA. He was kept in a holding cell for seven days until cleared by a doctor to be with the general population in jail, he said. Nielson agreed to the sentence. He assessed $1,150 in fines and court costs. Neilson said that at some point, drug use starts to catch up with you and affects your health. “It can be fatal,” he said. Holt’s main goal right now should be his health, he said. Holt and two others were arrested for the Nov. 12 burglary, in which a wall was kicked in from an adjacent business, in downtown Newport.


the next decade. Furthermore, it is supported by such pro-business and proagriculture groups as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the local Washington Growers League, an influential Eastern Washington agribusiness association working on immigration in an unusual alliance with the Washington Federation of State Employees. Interestingly, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration has also expressed support.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., needs to represent her constituents, many in business and agriculture, by standing up to US House leadership so as to pass this bill. -Roz Luther Spokane

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New York have just resolved to pull their support from the program after working with it for more than a year. Six-hundredthousand-member strong just notified their leaders of NY State United Teachers of this decision. Now they depend on political leaders to echo these concerns and change direction to dump Common Core. Idaho political leaders are wrestling with the same problems. They

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have heard from parents, teachers and administrators how online exams are disruptive, invalid and unreliable. Lack of experience not lack of money enables SBAC to develop the tests and permit your child to be a guinea pig while they work out the kinks in the testing.

Parents, advise the school your child will not participate in the sample testing. You can opt out. Ask the school for the policy requiring participation for testing. No law in Idaho prevents you from opting your child out of testing. -Carolyn Minnick Sagle


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Sheriff looking for suspects in City Park vandalism BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Vandals hit Newport City Park during March and Sheriff Alan Botzheim said 12 electrical boxes were opened and damaged. “I don’t know why they would do them all,” Botzheim said. “I don’t think people realize the cost when they do something like this.” Botzheim estimated the damage at up to $2,000. Botzheim said people with information on the ongoing investigation should call the sheriff’s office, 509447-1980. March saw an increase in burglaries in the Newport and Diamond Lake areas. A burglar broke into the trailer the Pend Oreille Players use for storing their costumes and set pieces for their play productions. Botzheim said the only things stolen were a couple pairs of boots used by the play company. There were no burglaries in February. Diamond Lake also had three burglaries reported in March. A shed on a summer home was broken into and a small outboard boat motor is missing. The second burglary was also on a summer home and a garage was broken into. There was no report on

missing items currently. Botzheim said that people who have summer homes should have a friend or neighbor check on the property while the home-

‘I think calls are pretty much consistent with the time of the year.’ Alan Botzheim

Pend Oreille County Sheriff

owner is away. The third burglary in Diamond Lake may have involved recently recaptured inmate Ryan Apling. A north shore home was broken into and a laptop and food was stolen. Botzheim said fingerprints were found at the scene and a search warrant was issued for the vehicle Apling was later apprehended in. Two other people, Kyle Mishenko, 32, from Newport, and Adina Ahlers, 30, from Priest River, were arrested with Apling at the time of his re-capture and Botzheim said additional charges may be pending from this burglary case on all three defendants. “The food they stole, we recovered,” Botzheim said.


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“Subsequent investigation led to additional charges for (Apling, Mishenko and Ahlers).” Animal bites hit a slight increase with six calls during March. A pitbull dog bit a child in the face in Newport, which Botzheim called a “serious” bite. When Animal Control was coming to take the dog at the owner’s request, the dog bit the Animal Control officer, Alan Fernandez. “That was a pretty serious bite too,” Botzheim said. The dog was put on a 10-day quarantine and then will be put down. The owner voluntarily surrendered the dog. A 15-yearold female ran away from her Cusick home in March. She was found safe and returned to her home. Botzheim said most of the time, a runaway is found and returned home. Ione had a trespassing call but Botzheim said other than that, the north end of the county had a consistent month with an average number of normal calls. Botzheim said the spring is when people participate in more activities and that could have an impact on how many calls are made monthly. “I think calls are pretty much consistent with the time of the year,” Botzheim said.

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Police Department recently conducted DUI emphasis patrols March 15-22, dedicating more than 26 hours looking for impaired drivers and conducted 23 traffic stops, issuing one citation for no insurance. In a continued effort to keep the community safe the Priest River Police Department, along with the Idaho


High education is also a top priority for Snedden. He told The Miner he was not expecting his bid for election to come this soon.

He expected Anderson to run for one more term, but was approached by Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, to run for Anderson’s seat when

he declined to run again. Snedden serves on the boards of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail.

BREAKFAST: Hunger disrupts learning FROM PAGE 5A

increases participation because it reduces barriers like late buses or crowded lunchrooms. Crouch said the teachers use this time to handle announcements and other school-related news. “No child should go hungry in Washington,” the food policy director at Children’s Alliance Linda Stone said. “We have led the country in creating innovative ways to solve childhood hunger. These standout districts’ progress shows that we can do better.” The Children’s Alliance

said one in four children is growing up in homes where there is not enough food. While most lowincome students are served lunch, only 43 percent are served breakfast. On a national level, Latino and African American households are 60-70 percent more likely to experience hunger than the national average, according to the Children’s Alliance 2013 report, Hungry in Washington. “Educators know that hunger disrupts learning and stifles academic performance,” Stone said. “School meals are a crucial

part of the state’s food security network.” During the 2014 state legislative session, Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Seattle and Sen. Steve Litzow, RMercer Island, sponsored the Breakfast After the Bell Act, to spur more kids to get a great start to the school day. The bill did not become law this year but the Children’s Alliance will continue to work with allies and lawmakers to increase school breakfast participation in Washington.

speeding or driving too fast for conditions, improper lane changing, tailgating and improper passing. Speeding is a factor in nearly 33 percent of all fatal crashes. Speed related crashes cost society more than $40 billion a year. In 2012, aggressive driving contributed to more than half of all motor-vehicle crashes in Idaho, killed 66 people and seriously injured another 629.

Spring prescribed burning starts soon COLVILLE – Colville National Forest Fire Managers are keeping a close eye on the weather and moisture conditions on the Colville National Forest. If moisture levels and expected smoke dispersion patterns are within Washington State smoke management standards, crews could begin the spring prescribed burning season as early as the first week of April and continue into June. Residents in the Pend Oreille Valley and those traveling up Highway 20 can expect to see smoke on the west side of the valley from Cusick and north to Ione. Crews will also be conducting burns in the Browns Lake area south of Highway 20, part of the Tiger

highway, as well as near the Ruby Creek drainage 12 miles north of Cusick. Burning will occur on Cottonwood Divide and in the Conger timber sale area, and may be visible from either side of Flowery Trail. Burning may also occur east of the Pend Oreille River in the geophysical area near Indian Creek, about 2.5 miles northeast of Furport. Since air quality is a major consideration during prescribed fire operations, crews may suspend burning operation if conditions warrant or if smoke begins to impact local communities. In order to ensure you have the latest information on prescribed fires on the Colville National Forest, contact your local Ranger District.

PUD commissioners increase line extensions BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

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State Police, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will conduct aggressive driving emphasis patrols April 11-28. PRPD Officers will be at various places throughout Priest River strictly enforcing aggressive and seatbelt laws. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aggressive driving occurs when drivers are

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility Board of Commissioners approved increasing line extension fees during a public hearing, Tuesday, April 1, because the costs have gone up since the last increase in 2007. The new rates begin immediately. The rate will change from $550 to $700 for an overhead connection, underground connections possibly costing more. The PUD categorizes customers as residential, commercial, irrigation or industrial and the $700 average quote is for a single-phase residential customer and rates may vary for other types of installs. The policy from 2007 stated the PUD would recover all costs of line extensions from the customer, however, PUD treasurer Sarah Holderman said to the commissioners during the hearing that only 77 percent of costs have been recovered on average over the last decade. She said inflation has gone up 11 percent. “All of our expenses have

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“We are slowly pulling out of the economic downturn. We expect a few more (line extension) this year.” Chuck Frandrup

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PUD Assistant General Manager April Owen said there is no free base charge for a line extension. “Some utilities recover a portion of the cost in their energy rate, but we do not choose to do that,” Owen said. “The process we are going through now is an interim move to better recover our cost for extensions

to new customers, as we haven’t fully recovered the actual costs in recent years.” According to PUD Engineering Manager Chuck Frandrup, the PUD has seen a steady rise in the amount of line extensions and upgrades in recent years. The cost of materials and labor has increased, Frandrup said, and safety procedures have also required a fourth person be added to the three man crew. In 2011, 55 line extensions were done. In 2012, 64 were done and in 2013, 66. Upgrades were 17, 16 and 23 for the same three years. Frandrup said the numbers would likely keep increasing in upcoming years. “We are slowly pulling out of the economic downturn,” Frandrup said. “We expect a few more this year.” Holderman said the staff is recommending the increase, for a comprehensive study to be done in the fall and that the effective date for the increase is Tuesday, April 1.

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METALINE FALLS – The Cutter Theatre is holding the annual Flea Market and Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where area residents can shop and find bargains in a variety of themes. “Basically you get to shop a whole bunch of yard sales under one roof all at the same time,” said Cutter Theatre Executive Director Jenn Fusaro. “It’s a pretty good place to find

a bargain.” More than 30 vendors have signed up to sell items during the sale, Fusaro said. Both floors of the Cutter will have vendor tables. The Selkirk Trailblazers are hosting bingo on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion in Metaline Falls. Cards cost $1 or six for $5. Two sessions will be played. Soup and dessert will be available for purchase

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BOISE – The 2013 annual summary of wolf monitoring in Idaho shows wolf numbers remain well above the 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs required to keep gray wolves off the endangered species list under the 2009 de-listing rule. The 2013 Idaho Wolf Monitoring Progress Report includes the current status of the wolf population in Idaho. Biologists documented 107 wolf packs in Idaho at the end of 2013, fewer than the 117 documented at the end of 2012, but still the second highest documented since reintroduction. Seven additional packs were added to the 2012 total based on evidence collected during 2013, bringing that total to 124 packs. Not all packs are presumed documented. An estimated 659 wolves were associated with documented packs of wolves in Idaho at the end of 2013. In addition, 28 documented border packs were counted in Montana,


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Ione senior project helps cancer patients IONE – Trevor Grant wanted to honor his brother Levi, a cancer sufferer, for his senior project. When the opportunity arose to raise “pop tabs” for cancer, he sent out a Facebook blast that has been seen by people from Ione to Afghanistan, ending in a truckload delivery Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Block Bar and Grill in Ione. The Combat Vet Riders in Spokane saw the post and started collecting. They are bringing a truckload of aluminum soda can tabs, including boxes of them sent from deployed members of their riding group who are currently in Afghanistan. “Makes them feel like they are a part of it even though they can’t be here,” said Nicole Thomas, girlfriend of a CVR member. The tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The charity will then take them to a recycle center and weigh them, getting a check that will go toward cancer treatments


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and have seen huge successes in writing. Perconti said she was a little surprised by the reaction against the Common Core Standards. She said the district will communicate better about the standards. For instance, the standards do not require districts to buy curriculum, she said, nor do they affect how the teachers teach in order to meet the standards. Dan Furtney of Priest River has been a critic of Common Core. “There is heavy opposition to this thing and not just here,” he said. His biggest objection is the top down way the standards were developed. “Local people have no control over it,” he said. He is also suspicious of the federal government exerting control over local education. One of Furtney’s concerns was about the federal government collecting data on students that will follow them throughout their lives. Both the Idaho Common Core website (www.sde. and the Common Core Standards Initiative site ( say that implementing the Common Core State Standards does not require data collection. The Common Core standards are a set of educational standards measuring children’s progress in math and English. Students in K-12 are tested every year on a set of core concepts, which are supposed to prepare students for college and the workforce. The Common Core standards grew out of a concern that the 2001 No Child Left Behind law had reduced educational standards, since the law required improvement in test scores but left it up to states to write their own tests. It sets out a sequence of skills, or “competencies,” for students to master. Whether it is through tackling math problems or analyzing text, the common core encourages students to show evidence for their answers and explain how they think, with the overall goal of promoting more critical thinking at earlier ages. Districts and schools choose curriculums that meet those standards. Forty-five states, including Washington and Idaho,

adopted the standards. Since then Indiana has dropped out and more state are considering it. Local district does not have the option to opt out, Perconti said. Prior to developing the standards, each state had its own standards. Corinne Mantle-Bromley, Dean of Education at the University of Idaho, said educational standards are being raised, something she says is a good thing, although it could lead to lower test scores at first. This is the first year to implement the standards in Idaho. Mantle-Bromley said there is a learning curve for districts as they become accustomed to the higher standards. “Teachers will need support and development in implementing the standards,” she said. The number of Idaho students going on to college lags the nation, she said. If Common Core standards help more students go on to post secondary education, that is good, as education is one of the things that helps people out of poverty, she said. The Common Core standards are copyrighted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. Mike Meade has been teaching in the Newport School District for 36 years. He said the Common

Core standards look pretty good to him. “One of the advantages is that curriculum will have one set of standards,” he said. He said there was a lot of research behind the standards, which will focus more on higher order thinking, he said. “It will be harder for the kids,” he said. Perconti agrees but said that is good. “Kids are more engaged when they have to think more,” Perconti said. In Washington, districts are field testing the tests this year before using them for the state achievement tests next year, Meade said. He said individual districts won’t know the results of the tests this year. Instead they will be used to fine tune the tests. At Newport, the elementary students are taking the tests now. “The kids didn’t show any panic,” Meade said. “It was not a stressful time for the students.” His fourth grade class practiced taking the test online. Meade said that the problem isn’t really with the Common Core standards or the testing. He has seen plenty of standards in the four decades he has been teaching. “I have seen standards come and go,” he said. “The main problem is what politicians do with the results.”



“I don’t know what is going on,” Erickson said. He said in addition to the two recent eagles found in Pend Oreille County, two more sick eagles were found within a week of each other about a month ago in Stevens County. They were sent to Washington State University. The eagle that was taken to Mt. Spokane Veterinary Hospital last week with avian botulism recovered and was released. Laila Courtney, the clinic’s manager, said she doesn’t think there are more sick eagles this year. “There’s nothing out of the ordinary,” she said. “No lead, no human caused injuries.”

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B R I E F LY Spartan baseball to play Bonners Ferry, Timberlake PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Spartan baseball team didn’t have any games last week but will be in action Saturday, April 12, with a doubleheader at Bonners Ferry. The first game will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, the Spartans will go to Spirit Lake for a game against Timberlake. That game will start at 4 p.m.

Spring weather welcomes golf season NEWPORT – The weather is cooperating and area schools have seen more golfers hitting the green. The Cusick Panthers resume play with a tournament Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in Harrington/ Colfax where they will battle against Inchelium, St. Georges, Lind-Ritzville/ Sprague, Northwest Christian, Wilbur-Creston and Odessa Harrington. The Priest River Spartans kick off the season at an Intermountain League Tournament, Thursday, April 10 at 1 p.m. at Timberlake. The Newport Grizzlies start the season with two matches in the upcoming week. They will travel to Deer Park, Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. for the Deer Park Boys Invite. On Wednesday, April 15, the Grizzlies travel to Medical Lake to take on the Cardinals and Freeman.

Lady Spartans take week off for spring break PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River softball team had the week off for spring break, but return to the diamond Thursday, April 10 to take on Lakeland on the road. The game starts at 4 p.m. They then travel to Bonners Ferry for a doubleheader Saturday, April 12, with games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Spartans finish up the week at Timberlake Tuesday, April 15 with a game at 4 p.m.

Track continues after spring break NEWPORT – The track season resumes following spring break for Priest River and a break in meets for Cusick. The Priest River Spartans will return to the field coming off of spring break when they attend the Kellogg Invite, Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. The Cusick Panthers will take on Columbia, Selkirk, Wellpinit, Northport and Curlew in Davenport, Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.


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for April 26 lowland lakes opener OLYMPIA – Washington’s biggest fishing day of the year – the lowland lakes trout opener – is Saturday, April 26, and state fish hatchery crews are getting ready by releasing millions of catchable fish in lakes across the state. For this year’s fishing season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) plans to plant nearly 16.5 million trout and kokanee in hundreds of lakes on both sides of the Cascades. Those fish include 2.3 million catchable trout, nearly 115,000 jumbo trout weighing up to 11 pounds apiece, and more than 50,000 triploid trout averaging 1½ pounds each. Millions of carry-over trout that were stocked last year and have grown to catchable size will also be available in lakes throughout the state. So far this season, 1,092 rainbow trout were planted in Diamond Lake April 1. Diamond will receive an additional 30,000 triploid Rainbow Trout in April and 250 jumbo Rain-


NEWPORT – The Newport boys soccer team suffered two losses this past week, losing to Riverside 2-1 Thursday and to Medical Lake 4-0 Saturday. The Grizzlies are now 0-3 overall and 0-2 in Northeast A League play. Riverside scored two ON DECK: VS. OROVILLE: Saturday, April 12, Noon AT COLVILLE: Monday, April 14, 4 p.m. VS. LAKESIDE: Tuesday, April 15, 4 p.m.

quick goals in the second half of the game Thursday at Newport. Newport’s Daniel Foust scored the Grizzlies’ sole goal 15 minutes before the final whistle. Riverside had 20 shots on goal and Newport had 10. Newport’s keeper Mathew Solis had 18 saves. Newport lost 4-0 against Medical Lake on the road Saturday. The Cardinals scored their second goal at 25 minutes and their final goal at 70 minutes. Newport had just three



Newport junior David Quandt, No. 4, dribbles past a Riverside player with the Grizzlies hosted the Rams Thursday, April 3. Riverside won 2-1.

shots on goal while Medical Lake had 20. Solis had 13 saves for the Griz. The boys traveled to Clarkston to play Tuesday, April 8 after The Miner went

to press. They host Oroville Saturday, April 12 at noon, and then travel to Colville Monday, April 14 and host Lakeside Tuesday, April 15. Both games start at 4 p.m.

Rocky McDaniel and Erin Rednour both take third place BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

IONE – Newport junior Rocky McDaniel and senior Erin Rednour both jumped to third place victories for the Grizzlies during the Deer Park Invitational track meet, Friday, April 4, where Selkirk and more than 20 other teams took part in the action. The Grizzly boys team finished in 14th, with Deer Park taking first, Freeman in second and Colville ON DECK: in third. The SELKIRK AT DAVENPORT: Newport girls Tuesday, April 15, 3:30 p.m. finished at 11th NEWPORT VS. MEDICAL and Selkirk tied LAKE AND FREEMAN: th Wednesday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. for 17 , with Deer Park also taking the top spot for the girls, Colville coming in second and Chewelah rounding out the top three. “The team continues to improve weekly as they set personal records each meet,” Newport head coach Rory Axel said. For the Grizzly and Ranger boys, Newport’s McDaniel finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 6 inches and in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 5.5 inches. “McDaniel continues to do well at the invites as he has won six medals at our first three meets,” Axel said. The Grizzlies took seventh place in the 4x100 relay with teammates McDaniel, Allen Walden, Brendan Geary and Lance

Wood with a time of 49.35 seconds. The same Grizzlies participated in the 4x400 relay finishing in 10th place in 4:04.81. Sophomore Ty McDaniel shot to an 11th place finish in the shot put with a distance of 38 feet, 6.50 inches for the Grizzlies and a 10th place finish during the discus at 115 feet, 9 inches. Senior Grizzly Eric Cunningham finished 14th in the discus with a distance of 111 feet and he finished 10th in the javelin with 126

‘The team continues to improve weekly as they set personal records each meet.’ Rory Axel

NEWPORT – The Newport softball team lost two games to Kettle Falls Saturday in Northeast ON DECK: A League play. The AT LAKESIDE: first game ended Tuesday, April 15, 4 after three inp.m. nings, with Kettle up 30-0. The second game ended after six innings, with Kettle winning 14-1.


feet, 10 inches. The triple jump saw Selkirk senior Sean Huntsman finish in 14th with a distance of 32 feet, 6 inches. Huntsman also competed in the long jump, finishing in 19th with a distance of 15 feet, 11 inches. Grizzly senior Erin Rednour topped the Grizzly girls with a third place 7 foot pole vault that gave her a third place finish. Teammate freshman Rhianna Knore jumped 6 feet to finish in fifth in the pole vault.

Five Kettle Falls players had two hits or more in the first game and a Kettle Falls grand slam in the third helped in the win. Jensen Kirkwood pitched for Newport and Chaleigh Kirkwood was behind the plate. Newport had two hits in the loss, singles by Jensen Kirkwood and Goldie Akesson. The second game was a bit easier on the Griz, but Kettle’s Emily Owens hit her second grand slam of the day in

NEWPORT – Head coach Jim Murphy may be the reason for the large 30-player golf turnout this season, however, he credits “word of mouth.” The sport is something any person can play and enjoy, Murphy said. Murphy started coaching three years ago, coaching his first year with about 18 golfers. The number increased to about 30 players this year. He said on average between 8-12 students turn out for golf. Murphy said this is a sport that can be played for life once the skills have been learned. “A lot of the kids see it as a fun thing,” Murphy said. “I think the kids enjoy it.” Assistant Coach Dave Siemsen said Murphy is very organized and always prepared. The parent support shows, he said. “We are excited to see so many kids interested in golf,” Siemsen said. “It’s just a good morale.” According to the Professional Golfers Association (PGA), it has more than


the fourth inning. Newport’s sole run came in the bottom of the fourth when Jensen Kirkwood hit a homerun. Serena Jakeman had the other hit for Newport, a single. Breana Anderson pitched for Newport and Chaleigh Kirkwood caught. The Grizzlies traveled to Bonners Ferry Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They have a week off for spring break and then travel to Lakeside Tuesday, April 15 for a 4 p.m. game.

27,000 men and women promoting, playing and teaching the sport around the U.S. According to Golf Week, more than 26 million people played at least one round of golf in 2010. This is a decline as USA Today reported in 2012 that people are not playing as often because money does not allow for them to buy into clubs and pay the fees to golf. Senior golfer Sydney Hearnden has spent three years on the Newport team but has been golfing since

‘It’s a life long sport so I can do it the rest of my life.’ Sydney Hearnden Senior golfer

the seventh grade. She plays soccer for Newport in addition to golf. “It finally just clicked that I should probably do golf and get better and better,” Hearnden said. “It’s a life long sport SEE GOLF, 3B


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Newport golfers hit the course BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzly golf team sent six golfers to the Medical


Lake Invite Monday, March 31, all three pairings placing in the top three out of seven participating schools AT DEER PARK BOYS INVITE: Monday, April 14, 10 a.m.

for the 2-man scramble. “They did alright for their first day out,” head coach Jim Murphy said. SEE GRIZZLIES, 2B


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Newport splits doubleheader with Kettle Falls BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


Little Guys and Gals wrestle Kole Keogh, 5 years old, is from the Newport Little Guys wrestling program. He pins his opponent and takes a win for the team. Keogh attends Bess Herian Elementary in Cusick. The Selkirk Little Guys wrestling program organized Little Guys and Gals, a wrestling tournament for children ages 5-14, held at the Camas Wellness Center, Saturday, March 29. About 12 different wrestling teams took part in the all-day event. Former and current wrestlers from Newport, Cusick and Selkirk volunteered as the referees.

Selkirk takes down Cusick on softball diamond BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

CUSICK – The Cusick and Selkirk softball team met on the diamond Saturday for a doubleheader that finished with the Rangers on top. Selkirk won the first game 6-3 and ON DECK: the second SELKIRK VS. ACH: game 13-3. Saturday, April 12, Noon In the first CUSICK VS. COLUMBIA: game, Selkirk Saturday, April 12, 1 p.m. scored one run in the first inning and five in the third. Cusick scored one run each in the fourth and

fifth innings. “They’re coming along really well,” Selkirk coach Jeff Miller said of his team. His two eighth grade pitchers each have two wins, and one of them, Sayvanna Warren, hit a homerun Saturday. “From top to bottom, we’re just hitting the ball really well,” Miller said. Cusick coach Monica Allen said she’s like to see her team getting stronger at the plate, but her defense worked pretty well until Renee Wynne was injured by a ball to the head in the second inning of game two. Allen said the injury shook up the team, and affected their play.

The game was tied at one run until Selkirk scored six in the top of the second. They scored five more in the third and the game was called on the 10-run rule at the bottom of the fifth. For Cusick, Val Keough hit three singles in the first game, as did Nalene Andrews. Iola Hansen hit two singles and Brianna Balcom and Cassidy Hansen each hit one single. The second game, Balcom had a triple, Lilli Cupp had two singles and Reigan Allen and Cassidy Hansen each hit singles. Selkirk will host Almira-Coulee/Hartline Saturday, April 12 at noon. Cusick hosts Columbia the same day at 1 p.m.

Cusick, Selkirk 1-1 Saturday BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

CUSICK – The Cusick Panthers and Selkirk Rangers squared off in a Northeast 1B North baseball doubleheader Saturday, April 5 at Cusick. The Rangers won the first game 4-2 and the Panthers took the second game 19-7. Cusick scored two runs in the first inning of game one, their only scores of the game. “We just couldn’t score any more,” Cusick coach Tell Hamilton said. Michael Konkright hit a double in that first inning, Hamilton said. He also pitched. “He pitched pretty well,” Hamilton said. When he looked at the books, it appeared Konkright technically threw a nohitter, he said, although the team had too many walks and errors to get a win. Dominic Cain got the win for Selkirk. “Cain pitched well,” Hamilton said. Selkirk came back in the third inning with a score. They followed that up with two more in the fourth inning and capped it with a score in the seventh inning. Selkirk coach Pete Whittekiend said third baseman Charlie Lavigueur had a great day in the field and at bat, hitting three RBIs. He had four RBIs on the day when he came to bat with

two outs ahead of him. Brady Filler and Jacob Couch both had RBI groundouts in the first game for Selkirk, both of which came at critical points in the game, Whittekiend said. In the second game, Selkirk had young pitchers and many walked batters, Hamilton said. ON DECK: Whittekiend said his team didn’t SELKIRK VS. ALMIRA have a good second game. “The COULEE-HARTLINE: second game was plagued by many Saturday, April 12 noon walks and poor play,” he said. CUSICK VS. COLUMBIA: Cusick scored eight in the opening Saturday, April 12, noon inning, what proved to be an insurSELKIRK VS. NELSON mountable lead, Selkirk scored once B.C.: Tuesday, April 15, in the second inning and twice in the 2 p.m. third, but Cusick also added three in the third inning. Selkirk kept in it, scoring three in the fifth inning and one in the sixth. Selkirk ended up with six runs on seven hits. Cusick had 19 runs on 16 hits. Selkirk has a 1-1 record. Cusick is 1-3. Selkirk will host Almira-Coulee-Hartline Saturday, April 12. The first game will start at noon. Cusick will host Columbia that same day, with the first game also starting at noon. Selkirk will host Nelson B.C. Tuesday, April 15. The game will start at 2 p.m.

FISH: Crews began this year’s stocking in March FROM PAGE 1B

bow Trout. It will receive an additional 12,000 Brown Trout. Carls Lake will receive 500 triploid Rainbow Trout in April and May, as will Cooks Lake. Cooks will also receive 350 jumbo Rainbow Trout in April. Fan Lake will receive 2,500 triploid Rainbow Trout in April, and Frater Lake will get 1,000 catchable Rainbow Trout in April. Sacheen Lake will get 6,000 triploid Rainbow Trout in April. Horseshoe, Davis, Marshall and Sacheen also received fish in October 2013. Crews began this year’s stocking program in March and will continue through June. All opening day lakes will be stocked prior to the opener on

April 26. To put this in perspective, if all the catchable trout being released were laid end to end, they would stretch from Westport to Spokane. “With this many fish planted, families should enjoy a great fishing season all across the state, so come on out and fish Washington,” said Chris Donley, WDFW inland fish program manager. Donley reminds anglers to make sure they have a current Washington freshwater fishing license, valid through March 31, 2015. Licenses can be purchased online at https:// ; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or from about 700 license dealers across the state. For license vendor locations, visit the

WDFW website at licensing/vendors/ . Freshwater fishing licenses cost $29.50 for resident adults 16 to 69 years old. Fifteen-year-olds can buy a license for $8.05, and seniors 70 and older can buy an annual freshwater fishing license for $7.50. Children 14 years of age and younger do not need a fishing license. The department’s Fish Washington website, available from the department’s homepage, provides the when’s, where’s and how-to’s of fishing throughout the state. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW’s website at statewide/.

NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies baseball team split a doubleheader with Kettle Falls Saturday, April 5, losing the first ON DECK: game 3-2 AT LAKESIDE: Tuesand winday, April 15, 4 p.m. ning the AT RIVERSIDE: Wednesday, April 16, second 4 p.m. game 4-0. Newport coach Chance Hargrove was happy with his pitchers. “Kyle Jackson pitched a good game for us giving up nine hits and three earned runs in a seven inning complete game,” Hargrove said of the first game. “He didn’t walk any batters.” The problem was with hitting. “We didn’t hit the ball very well,” he said, scoring two runs on four hits. Rapp, Bailey Brown, Jesse Reyes and Jacob Satterlee all got hits for Newport. Jeron Konkright threw a no hitter for Newport in the second game. “He gave up four hits, struck out six and only walked one batter,” Hargrove said. Even with Konkright’s

pitching, the game was close going into the next to last inning, with Newport up 1-0 at the start of the sixth. Ryan Rapp walked to lead off the inning. Then, with two out, Jesse Reyes hit an RBI double, scoring Rapp. Reyes was driven in by an RBI single by Nathaniel Buhler. Jackson drove him with a single. “All the runs scored in the sixth inning came with two outs,” Hargrove said. Newport has a 2-5 Northeast A League record and is

‘All the runs scored in the sixth inning came with two outs.’ Chance Hargrove Newport coach about the second game

2-6 overall. Newport played Bonners Ferry after deadline Tuesday, April 5. Newport will be at Nine Mile Falls for a game with Lakeside Tuesday, April 15. They will travel to Riverside for a game Wednesday, April 16. Both games start at 4 p.m.

Seymour top coach for Northeast 1B North NEWPORT – Cusick and Selkirk both had players named to the Northeast 1B North girls All Opponent team, with Nenema Cusick coach Rob Seymour named Coach of the Year. Nalene Andrews and Caytlin Nenema from Cusick Seymour were chosen for the All Opponent team, as was Katie Couch of Selkirk. The Most Valuable Player

selection was Shania Graham of Republic. Others selected included Republic’s Savannah Bowe, ColumCouch bia’s Asia Kieffe, Inchelium’s Tasheena Kohler and Curlew’s Lindsey Gibson. Selkirk’s Hannah Rick received an Honorable Andrews Mention, as did three Republic players Sierra Mcquay, Makenna Weltz and Haley McRae.

Cusick, Selkirk players named to All Opponent team NEWPORT – Two players from Cusick and two from Selkirk were named to the Northeast 1B North All Opponent team, with Cusick coach Mailly JR Bluff named Coach of the Year. Cusick’s Chad Browneagle was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Alec Bluff was also named to Cain the All Opponent Team. From Selkirk, Dominic Cain and Shawn Mailly were selected for first team. Others on the team included Roger Finley of Inchelium,


JR. Bluff

Aaron Fritts of Republic, Gunner Brown, Mathan Knapp and Coby GrumA. Bluff bach, all from Curlew. Cameron Bauer of Cusick received an Honorable Mention, as did Aaron McCullough of Curlew and Brayden Allen of Columbia.

GRIZZLIES: Newport kicks off season April 14 at Deer Park boys invite FROM PAGE 1B

He took returning golfers Spencer Siemsen and Greg Vaughn as a duo, Dean Ownbey and Otis Smith, and girls Sydney Hearnden and Tiffany Huang. The golfers paired up for the 2-man scramble, which had about 30 golf pairings from the different schools. Murphy said there were about 20 boys

teams and about 12 girls teams participating. Murphy said he is looking forward to the season kicking off and seeing how his team will compete. The team competed in a “practice round” scramble with players from Cusick, Tuesday, April 1. “We had quite a few kids shoot pretty well,” assistant coach Dave Siemsen said. The scramble was at StoneRidge Golf Course

‘We had quite a few kids shoot pretty well.’ Dave Siemsen

Assistant Coach and they played a 9-hole match with regular scoring.

“It was great,” Murphy said. “A lot of them, it was their first time to play more than one hole.” Siemsen said the weather was nice and it was “awesome” to be on the course. The Grizzlies kick off the season Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Deer Park Boys Invite. They continue the action on Tuesday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Medical Lake match against the Freeman Rebels and the Cardinals.




GOLF: Mentally straining at times FROM PAGE 1B

so I can do it the rest of my life.” She said her parents met while golfing and have been married for 11 years now. That personal connection and her athletic competitiveness help her be the best golfer she can be, she said. Hearnden said Murphy has always been her coach while part of the Newport team. She said the high turnout is from people learning he is a good coach and that Murphy teaches the golfers to enjoy playing the life-long sport. “I love Murph. He is awesome,” she said. She said high school is four short years and she enjoys playing the spring sport. “Golf is not one of those sports that is super competitive,” Hearnden said. “You can literally go out and just have fun and hit balls on the range all day or go play with your friends.” However, Hearnden said the sport can be challenging at times. “It’s more of a mental sport,” Hearnden

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said. “It’s mentally straining at times. You get upset with yourself a lot.” Freshman golfer Gabe Furman is new to the team but not to the sport. He also started golfing several years ago, learning from his grandfather and uncle. His uncle passed away a couple years ago and Furman chose to play the sport in honor of the men who influenced his life. “He and my Grandpa are the ones who taught me, so I kind of just keep golfing,” Furman said. “I am not that good at it, but I still enjoy it. I think it is really fun.” Furman plays soccer and baseball in addition to golf, choosing golf over baseball and soccer this year as all three are played in the spring. “I think it is definitely fun,” Furman said. “I guess there is always time to get better.” Being outside in the sun and enjoying the spring weather is a draw to the students, Murphy said. The golfers play at StoneRidge Golf Course, a course Murphy says is “awesome.”


Dog of the M nth “Sammi”

is a 2 year old Pointing Wire Haired Griffon owned by Greg and Nicole Seeber of Newport. Sammi boards and trains agility and obedience at Lucky Us Ranch with her favorite kid, Colton. Thanks Seeber family for letting us get to know your great dog Sammi.

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TRACK: Both schools, girls shot excelled The Selkirk Rangers relay team finished 13th, with Kiarra Curran, Alex Yarnell, McGeorge and Katie Dewey finishing in 2 minutes, 10.81 seconds. Newport and Selkirk both excelled in the girls shot put. Grizzly senior Hanna Seiler finished 12th with 25 feet, 6 inches. Ranger sophomore Dana Riggleman threw 22 feet, 6.5 inches to finish at 21st, Grizzly junior Margarita Bolter threw 22 feet, 2 inches finishing in 25th and Ranger junior Erin Rumelhart threw 21 feet, 10.5 inches to finish at 26th. In the javelin, Grizzly thrower Waterman threw 77 feet, 8 inches to finish in seventh for the team. Sophomore Grizzly Kylin Brown jumped to a 10th place finish in the high


“Rednour continues to place in the top three, winning her third medal in pole vault,” Axel said. Teammate sophomore Emma Waterman finished the 200 meter dash in 30.34 seconds to finish in eighth. Selkirk sophomore Lauren McGeorge finished the 100-meter hurdles in 20.99 seconds, placing eighth. The Grizzly 4x100 relay team finished in sixth, with Kylin Brown, Emma Waterman, Rebecca Malcolm and Aryonna Willoughby finishing in one minute 30 seconds. The Grizzly 4x200 relay team of Malcolm, Willoughby, Waterman and Rednour finished 12th with 2 minutes, 10.52 seconds as their time.



jump, hitting 4 feet, 3 inches. Jumping for the Rangers, sophomore Dewey finished seventh in the long jump with 13 feet 7.25 inches. Following close on her heels was teammate Yarnell, finishing 13th in 12 feet, 8 inches. Yarnell also excelled at the triple jump, finishing eighth with 28 feet, 6.75 inches. “We are now past the initial conditioning phase and are now into working on speed and technique,” Axel said. The Selkirk Rangers will travel to Davenport, Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. Newport will take on Medical Lake and Freeman at home, Wednesday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m.





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B R I E F LY Meditation retreat in April NEWPORT – Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery outside Newport, will offer a weekend meditation retreat Friday through Sunday, April 25-27 called “Bringing Dharma Into Daily Life.” Ordained nuns of the Abbey will lead guided meditations, silent time, teachings and service opportunities to teach how to make the Buddha’s teachings, “the Dharma,” an integral part of daily life. This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. The Buddha taught many ways to calm the mind and develop greater peace, love, and compassion, but people sometimes find it hard to apply these methods in the midst of their busy lives. This retreat will give people who are curious about Buddhist methods a chance to take a weekend break and explore the Buddha’s approach to making their lives more meaningful. The retreat begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday lunch. An application and a financial offering are required to reserve a spot. For more information, go to, write office.sravasti@, or call 509447-5549.


Cassie Gleason, left, coach Evonne Cada, Eva Kimble, Jessica Gleason and Noelle Kimble, the Oceans of Grace team, took first place at the regional Bible quiz event in Ravensdale, Wash., March 27-30.

Area team wins regional Bible challenge

NEWPORT – Oceans of Grace, a Bible quizzing team, took first place at the regional tournament in Ravensdale, Wash., March 27-30, beating out eight other teams. The team, including Cassie and Jessica Gleason of Oldtown and Eva Kimble and Noelle Kimble from Priest River with coach

Evonne Cada from Newport, also won the Christian Character award at the event. The team was formed by Cada who has coached a Bible quiz team for several years. This is the second year a team from the Inland Northwest Bible Quizzing program has won the regional tournament.

Donate blood in Newport NEWPORT – Blood donations will be taken at the United Church of Christ, Thursday, April 17 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. The church is located at 430 W. Third in Newport. Newport volunteers will be led by coordinator George Lunden. The Inland Northwest Blood Center needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. A single donation can save the lives of up to three people.

Learn to save money, avoid credit pitfalls PRIEST RIVER – Live and Learn will celebrate Money Smart Week April 6-12 with a presentation by financial advisor Seth Callos Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the Priest River Library. Learn how to save for a rainy day, college and the pit falls of credit cards. Any parent with sixth graders or older, are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided. Pre-register for this presentation at 208-4482207. Story Time in Blanchard, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 9 and Story Time in Priest River at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, will celebrate Money Smart Week with counting games, money bingo and drawings for classic piggy banks. “Every youngster should start to save their pennies and there is no better time to start than Money Smart Week April 6-12,” librarians said. Check the library website for more information at http://westbonner.lili. org or call 208-448-2207 in Priest River, and 208437-0801 in Blanchard. Find the library at


Master Gardener Harry Loskill works in his greenhouse for the Master Gardener Plant Sale, Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Stratton Elementary School.

Spring brings Master Gardener plant sale NEWPORT – Spring has sprung and the Master Gardeners of Pend Oreille County have been planting in anticipation of their annual Plant Sale and Raffle, Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Stratton Elementary School. The plant sale features fruits, vegetables, trees and houseplants. The plants have all been started and raised by the local master gardeners, ready to be hardened off outdoors and planted when the frost danger has passed. These are all plants suited to the Pend Oreille Valley area, many started from seeds collected by Master Gardeners from last season’s

successful gardens. Master Gardener Suzanne Jacobsen has made a list of expected donations to the plant sale that features 200 tomato plants of a wide variety that area residents will not find at a box store. In addition, house plants, berry plants, some trees, herbs, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers – hot and mild – and more will be available. The raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle features donated items from Master Gardeners and local merchants. This year, a table will be offered with free garden seeds. Organizers suggest raising the fruit or vegetable and donating

the results to the Newport Food Bank. CALVARY CHAPEL NEWPORT

“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

DALKENA COMMUNITY CHURCH • VILLAGE MISSIONS 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



Painting at Create Bob Kowal gets some instruction on his painting from instructor Barry Dumaw at the Create Arts Center in Newport Thursday, April 3. Kowal started painting just before the first of the year. This is his third painting. “My grandmother started painting at age 75,” he said.

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


Chambers and Hooper to exchange vows NEWPORT – Brittany Chambers and Christopher Hooper will exchange wedding vows during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the New Testament Church on Woodstock Lane, Newport. The bride is the daughter of Frank Waldref and Ronda Chambers of Newport, and is a 2012 graduate of Newport High School. The groom is the son of James and Michelle Hooper and a 2010 Newport High School graduate. Nathan Frisk will officiate. The maid of honor is Shaylin Hooper and the best man is

Brandon Hoebreckx. Bridesmaids are Sarah Chambers and Brandy Chambers. Groomsmen are Erik Weidemier and Dustin Chambers. The flower girls are Madison Hooper and Olivia Weidemier and the ring bearer is Hunter DePriest. Gage Seger and Brandon Chambers are ushers. A reception will follow at the church. The couple will honeymoon during a romantic weekend out of town. The bride is employed at Store N’ More and the groom works for Krugers Sheet Metal.

Local actor Cheyenne Jackson performs at Spokane Symphony SPOKANE – Former Newport resident Cheyenne Jackson will be performing classics from the Great American Songbook, live with orchestra, at the Spokane Symphony, Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Ticket prices are $35 and $48 and go on sale to the general public Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Avenue, or by phone at 509-624-1200. They may also be purchased online at, or at TicketsWest outlets at 1-800-325-SEAT. According to the Spokane Symphony, Jackson is one of today’s hottest stars of stage and screen. They said Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter who has starred in numerous Broadway shows and various television productions, including NBC’s “30 Rock” and Fox’s “Glee.” Jackson has appeared in a number of films, including the Oscar-nominated “United 93,” which won the Boston Society of Film Critics award for Best Ensemble Cast. His first leading Broadway role in “All Shook Up” earned him a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. In concert, he has sold-out Carnegie Hall twice. The first was “The Power of Two” in October 2010, a nightclub act with Michael Feinstein that featured the best of the Great American Songbook. This performance was followed by Jackson’s solo debut concert “Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era” in November 2011, with the New York Pops. In 2013, he released a new album of original music titled, “I’m Blue, Skies,” that includes the top 40 hit singles “Drive” and “Before You.” Born and raised in Newport, Jackson started his career on the stage of the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater.

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

Community Church Directory CATHOLIC MASSES

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


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


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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Ronald Jewel Persyn NEWPORT

Ronald Jewel Persyn of Newport passed away April 4, of natural causes. He was 72. Persyn Mr. Persyn was born Nov. 17, 1941, to Jack and Mylenia (Elmer) Persyn. Mr. Persyn was loved and admired for his subtle wisdom and character. He is survived by the “absolute” love of his life, Gileel, and their three children, Rhonda (and Gary) Odell, Glenn (and Jenny) Persyn and Ramona (and Marc) Flagg. Mr. Persyn was lovingly called “Pop” by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Mylenia Persyn, two brothers, Wayne (and Sue) Persyn, and Gary (and Tina) Persyn. His wish was that friends and family remember all the good times they shared and by his request, no services will be held.

Joyce and Cecil Statton OLDTOWN


Joyce Ann Statton passed away July 20, 2012, and her husband, Cecil Clyde Statton passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Joyce was born Oct. 27, 1939, in Bakersfield, Calif., the ninth of 13 children to Claude and Nora Reed. Cecil was born Jan. 7, 1937, in El Reno, Okla., the sixth of seven children to Jay and Edith Statton. Cecil and Joyce marred in 1956 in Bakersfield, where they raised five children. While in California, Joyce worked from home doing upholstery work and sewing for people and later worked for a machine shop. Cecil worked at a lumberyard and later for the county of Kern. In 1980,

they moved to a piece of land on the outskirts of Oldtown, where they built their home. Over the next few years all of their children followed them. Joyce, at around the age of 45, went back to school to earn her high school diploma and became a nurse. She had a special gift for working with the elderly. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She was a excellent seamstress and she loved working out in the yard and planting flowers and watching her grandkids play. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do if she set her mind to it, family said. Cecil enjoyed fishing, had a love for country music, and liked to sing Karaoke from time to time, and sitting on the porch watching the grandkids. The couple was preceded in death by both sets of their parents; four brothers and a sister for Joyce; and three brothers and two sisters for Cecil. Also preceding them was there son Cecil “Tiger” Statton, grandsons Jacob Tyler Statton, Lance Leon Comstock and Adam Don Comstock. They are survived by Karen Comstock, Diana Statton and Donna Statton of Newport, Vickie Statton of Coeur d’Alene, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They will be missed forever but never forgotten, family said. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Darrell “Shorty” “Butch” Ives USK

Darrell Ives of Usk, known to some as Shorty and others as Butch, passed away April 7 at the age of 71. He was born June 3, 1942. He is survived by his sons, Gerald and Robert Ives, brothers Bill Ives, Jesse Rock and Bob Holmes and sister Debra Dumaw. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Sadie Lea Kaler Sadie Lea Kaler was born Dec. 16 at 7:54 a.m. to Stasha and Lawson Kaler III. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches in length, delivered by Drs. Lewis and Kraus at Newport Hospital. She joins sister Leah. Maternal grandparents are Tony and Carri Bitton. Paternal grandparents are Sadie and Lawson Kaler.

Carter Michael Swartz Carter Michael Swartz was born Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. to Alyssa Swartz. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 19 inches in length, delivered by Dr. Kersting at Newport Hospital. Maternal grandmother is Mildred Swartz.

Jamison Orlando Williamson Jamison Orlando Williamson was born Dec. 19 at 10:53 p.m. to Alicia Williamson. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length, delivered by Dr. Ragsdale at Newport Hospital. He joins brothers Cloud and Zack. Grandparents are Warren Taylor, Roberta David, Danny Vines and Rahnda Williamson.

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.

den Ave., Newport, Jesse Patrick Gillette, 22, of Newport was arrested for a probation violation.


FIRE: W. Spruce St., report that dryer was on fire; is out now but still smells like something may be burning.

MONDAY, MARCH 31 THEFT: W. 2nd St., theft reported. SEARCH WARRANT: S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of search of cell phone.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Seymour Lane JUVENILE PROBLEM: S. Calispel Ave., report that son was shoved and punched at school on Friday. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: S. State Ave., complainant believes someone set a small fire in his garage today while he was in and out of it. ASSAULT: W. 5th St., report that complainant’s sister beat up her roommate. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: W. 1st St., report that male dressed in all black and dark sunglasses went to a residence, knocked on the door then just leaned on door when cars went by. ASSAULT: S. Union Ave., Newport, report that assault occurred. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Deer Valley Rd., complainant had a female show up on her property saying she was wandering in the woods, seemed evasive. ARREST: N. 1st Ave., Naomi Shae Wood, 22, of Ione was arrested on a warrant. THEFT: Pend Oreille County, report that complainant’s gun was stolen from his pickup.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: River Rd., complainant states someone backed over her mailbox sometime last night. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Woodpecker Lane, report that rear license plate missing; believes someone stole it. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: W. 1st St., report that power boxes were vandalized. COURT COMMITMENT: S. Gar-

Marihana A. Churchill was born Dec. 23 at 9:23 a.m. to Courtney L. Smith. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 ¾ inches in length, delivered by Dr. Lewis at Newport Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Daniel L. Smith and Teresa M. Armack.

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MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Enchanted Forest Lane, report that someone broke out brand new windows that the complainant put in sometime Saturday night into Sunday. AGENCY ASSIST: N. Craig Ave., report of officer bit by dog; requesting medical and deputy to assist. BURGLARY: Community Hall Rd. COURT COMMITMENT: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Richard Charles Sherwood, 58, of Wellpinit was remanded from court. FIRE: Bunge Rd., Fire District 8 mutual aid requested for travel trailer on fire; request tender engine and man power.

ARREST: Hwy. 2, Jaron B. Borbridge, 27, of Deer Park was arrested on a warrant and for driving while license suspended. ARREST: Holly Agnes Totland, 30, of Elk was arrested for rendering criminal assistance.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 ACCIDENT: W. Walnut St., Newport, caller advised that an orange Nissan pickup hit a parked car in the parking lot.

62, of Deer Park was arrested for driving under the influence.


ARREST: Douglas Edwin Ward, 55, of Newport, was arrested for second degree criminal trespass.

FIRE: Greenhouse Rd., twovehicle fire reported.

ARREST: David Richard Rowberry, 30, of Spokane was arrested for driving while license suspended.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 ARREST: N. Washington Ave., Newport, Anthony L. Schaff, 30, of Newport was arrested on warrants. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Jason A. Zaragosa, 31, Newport was arrested on a warrant. ACCIDENT: S. Washington Ave., report of van in accident. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: Veit Rd. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Metaline, report that subject shot a goose at the city park. NOISE COMPLAINT: Hummingbird Lane

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, single car rollover with injuries reported. ARREST: Hwy. 20, Paul A. Davis, 55, of Newport was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Spring Valley Rd. FIRE: Hwy. 20, report of vehicle dripping fluid that is on fire. TRESPASSING: Yarrow Lane SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Deeter Rd. FIRE: Penny Lane, grass fire reported. ARREST: Hwy. 20, Jeremy M. Sundheim, 42, of Spokane Valley was arrested for driving with a suspended license. ARREST: Southshore Diamond Lake, Amy L. Wood, 37, of Spokane was arrested for driving with a suspended license. POSSIBLE DUI: Camden Rd., possible DUI reported. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. 4th St., suspicious circumstance reported. ARREST: Riley Alan Sundberg, 26, of Quincy was arrested for fourth degree assault. ARREST: Kerry Fred Langley, 41, of West Richland was arrested on a warrant. WEST BONNER COUNTY


TRESPASSING: S. Newport Ave., report that transients that have been previously trespassed are back again.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: River Rd., Cusick, report of juvenile in and out of neighbor’s house wearing black jacket, jeans.

AGENCY ASSIST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, person requesting deputy in the court regarding emergency custody case.

ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Anthony Elvis Purcell, 53, of Newport was arrested on a warrant.

FOUND PROPERTY: Langille Canyon Rd., Oldtown

POSSIBLE DUI: Hwy. 2, erratic driver, possible DUI, white Yukon male driver wearing a red hat.

ACCIDENT: Skookum Creek Rd., report that vehicle went into fence, unknown injuries, reporting party did not have service at the vehicle.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: E. Jefferson Ave., Priest River

LITTERING: Scotia Rd., garbage strung along the road. VIOLATION: Pend Oreille County, reported violation of order. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: Hwy. 20, report that van passed in a no passing zone. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: S. Union Ave., report of male walking very slowly looking over fences. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Horseshoe Lake Rd., report that neighbor’s dogs bit horse and ripped its nostril last night. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: S. Scott Ave., Newport, report that vehicle parked in back parking lot of clinic; male and female inside. AGENCY ASSIST: McKenzie Rd., complainant requests deputy check if anyone was caring for a subject who is in the hospital. WELFARE CHECK: Hwy. 20, report of, at base of Cooks Mountain, on west side of road, female sitting in ditch, car pulled up and appeared to want her to get in, she refused, been there five minutes. ARREST: David Thomas Lake,

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL: Mckay St., report of two males fighting, intoxicated father-in-law attacked complainant’s dad, no weapons. HARASSMENT: Newport area, reporting party states female has been harassing her brother online, posting photos and making statements. BURGLARY: Hwy. 20, report of possible burglary in progress.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 UNATTENDED DEATH: Dubius Creek Rd., Priest River

RECKLESS DRIVING: Hwy. 2, Priest River

FOUND PROPERTY: Eastside Rd., Priest River

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 DRIVING WITHOUT PRIVILEGES: Stone Road Cutoff, Blanchard, a 22-year-old Blanchard man was cited and released for driving without privileges.


SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Hwy. 20, report of vehicle by yellow house with damage.


ARREST: E. 4th Ave., Riley A. Sundberg, 26, was arrested for assault.

VEHICLE THEFT: E. Beardmore Ave., Priest River

AGENCY ASSIST: Hwy. 2, assist with intoxicated individuals, three female subjects with lacerations to the face.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 THEFT: Pineview Lane, Spirit Lake


ARREST: W. 4th St., Kerry F. Langley, 41, was arrested on a warrant.






Oreille County Courthouse

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

PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione

PEND OREILLE COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD: 2 p.m. - Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Newport

PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 6: 6 p.m. - Furport Fire Hall, 7572 LeClerc Road

BONNER COUNTY DEMOCRATS: 6:30-8 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint METALINE TOWN COUNCIL: 7 p.m. - Metaline Town Hall


OLDTOWN CITY COUNCIL: 6:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall CUSICK TOWN COUNCIL: 7 p.m. - Cusick Community Center

TUESDAY, APRIL 15 BONNER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building



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.

ing under the influence. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is statewide.

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Robert L. Carter, 33, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of driv-

MISSIONERS: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse PEND OREILLE PUD COMMISSIONERS: 10 a.m. - Newport PUD Offices CUSICK SCHOOL BOARD: 3:30 p.m. - Cusick High School Library PROPERTY RIGHTS COUNCIL: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint WEST PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT BOARD: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Station on Highway 57


PEND OREILLE CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD: 9:30 a.m. Newport Post Office Building DIAMOND LAKE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT BOARD: 10 a.m. - District Office PEND OREILLE COUNTY PARK BOARD: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center FIRE DISTRICT NO. 4 COMMISSIONERS: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station WEST BONNER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: 6 p.m. - District Office, Priest River IONE TOWN COUNCIL: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office


Cassandra R. Andrews, 23, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charge Andrews of domestic violence assault 4th. She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 150

pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Her last known address was in the Cusick area. Extradition is statewide. Jody N. Dewitt, 37, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to pay legal financial obligations, fines Dewitt and failure to notify of address change. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. Her last known

location was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho. Diana A. Gray, 37, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of assault 2nd. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and Gray weighs 150 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair. Her last known location was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho.

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Applications will be forwarded to the screening committee on April 11, 2014. Please submit your application prior to this date to ensure consideration. Also, if needed to garner an adequate pool, applications may be accepted until this position is filled. Under the direction of the Colville Center Manager, the Newport Center Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of SCC’s Newport Center. This position is responsible for identifying community needs, ensuring students are processed correctly for classes, and working with and assisting instructional departments with student service needs to help improve student achievement. The Center Manager must work collaboratively with on and off-campus SCC student services staff, instructional departments, and district personnel and will serve as a member of the student services leadership team. Salary: $46,353.00 Annually Job Type: Exempt Details of these jobs and others with CCS, SCC, SFCC, and Head Start are listed on our website at along with application requirements and a link to complete a Job Interest Card. EOE/AA

River Ranger – Temporary $23.88 – 27.78/hour Plus Excellent Benefits Seattle City Light is looking for seasonal River Ranger at the Boundary Powerhouse in northeast Washington. The River Ranger will monitor the site and resource conditions at designated recreation and cultural sites throughout the Project area, and educate visitors about appropriate behaviors and recreational practices. For more information and to apply, visit by 4/15/14. The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workforce. MALE AND FEMALE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS $2743.42- $3211.13/ month. Union; shift differential; competitive benefits package which includes vacation, sick leave and medical; Application deadline 4:00 p.m. April 14, 2014, Physical agility and written examinations held April 17, 2014. Civil Service application required. $15.00 processing fee. Application and job announcement available: or Civil Service, 625 West 4th, Newport, Washington; (509) 447-2712. (8-3) PART TIME RECEPTIONIST who has computer knowledge, great people skills, multi- tasking abilities, attention to detail, and is willing to be flexible with their schedule. This position is on a 30 day trial period, at which time an evaluation will be made. Your schedule will be discussed during your interview. Please send your hand written resume to: Jennifer at Post Office Box 1619, Newport, Washington, 99156.(8-3)

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Counseling Services: full time, union position. Salary: $3705.52/ month to $4,020.27/ month depending on experience and licensure plus county benefits. $250.00/ month stipend for DMHP oncall. Master’s Degree required. Licensed Social Worker and/ or DMHP experience preferred. 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) 447-6499 or County website www. Open until filled.(9-3) HIRING FOR SUMMER POSITIONS Pub and Grill at Stoneridge. Seeking bartenders and waitresses. Apply in person 355 Stoneridge Road, Blanchard. (9-4)

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201480 PUBLIC NOTICE T S N o WA09000025-13-1 APN 453124620013 / 17021 TO No 8368254 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM, at the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 229 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, WA 99156, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, the undersigned Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashiers’ check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the

time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of King, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 16, BLOCK B, 3RD ADDITION TO MCAVOY’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF NEWPORT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN BOOK 3 OF PLATS, PAGE 202, RECORDS OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON. APN: 453124620013 / 17021 More commonly known as 121 E CIRCLE DR, NEWPORT, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated as of March 10, 2006, recorded on March 29, 2006 as Instrument No. 20060286179 of official records in the Office of the Recorder

of Pend Oreille County, Washington from Larry H. Gates and Roseann C. Gates, Married & Husband and Wife, as Trustor(s), to First American Title , as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Washington Mutual Bank, as original Beneficiary. The beneficial interest was assigned to Caliber Home Loans, Inc., FKA Vericrest Financial Inc. and recorded as Instrument Number 20130315982. II. No action commenced by Caliber Home Loans, Inc. FKA Vericrest Financial, Inc., the current Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrowers’ or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. Current Beneficiary: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. FKA Vericrest Financial, Inc. Contact Phone No: 858-6495724 Address: 13801 Wireless Way, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: FAILURE TO PAY WHEN DUE THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS WHICH ARE NOW IN ARREARS: DELINQUENT PAYMENT INFORMATION From March 1, 2013 To December 9, 2013 Number of Payments 9 Monthly Payment $663.71 To t a l $ 5 , 9 7 3 . 3 9 L AT E CHARGE INFORMATION From March 1, 2013 To December 9, 2013 Number of Payments 8 Monthly Payment $24.99 Total $199.92 PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: March 10, 2006 Note Amount: $79,086.00 Interest Paid To: February 1, 2013 Next Due Date: March 1, 2013 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $71,728.85, together with interest as provided in the Note or other instrument secured, and such other costs and fees as are due under the

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Note or other instrument secured, and 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 April 18, 2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by April 7, 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 April 7, 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 cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the April 7, 2014 (11 days before the

sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/ or Deed of Trust. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the current Beneficiary, Caliber Home Loans, Inc. FKA Vericrest Financial, Inc. or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following a d d re s s ( e s ) : A D DRESS UNKNOW SPOUSE OF LARRY GATES 121 E CIRCLE DR, NEWPORT, WA 9 9 1 5 6 L A R RY H . GATES 121 E CIRCLE DR, NEWPORT, WA 9 9 1 5 6 L A R RY H . GATES 121 CIRCLE DRIVE, NEWPORT, WA 99156 ROSEANN C. GATES 121 E CIRCLE DR, NEWPORT, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail on November 6, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Bor-

rower 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 this 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 invalidating the Trustee’s Sale. X. If the Borrower received a letter under RCW 61.24.031: THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED I N WA S H I N G T O N NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you 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 forecloCONTINUED ON 9B


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WE E K AH EAD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 ROTARY CLUB: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance

Center, Newport 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

nerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown SET FREE NORTHWEST MEAL AND WORSHIP: 6:30 p.m. Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown ‘THE SECRET GARDEN’: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse

NEWPORT TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles

LOOSELY KNIT: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

FIBER ARTS KNITTING AND SPINNING GROUP: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30-8 p.m. - Newport Library

‘THE SECRET GARDEN’: 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 5:30 p.m. - House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown

NEWPORT YOUTH: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School

STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library PRIEST RIVER LIONESS: 11:30 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center AL-ANON: Noon - American Lutheran Church WEAVERS’ GROUP: Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATORS DIAMOND LAKE CLUB: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971 PRM-ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown PINOCHLE: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center

HEALTHY COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m. - Ione Adventist Church, 101 S. 8th St. PEND OREILLE KIDS CLUB: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church PINOCHLE: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church ASPHALT ANGELS: 7 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center SPIRIT LAKE LIONS: 7 p.m. Spirit Lake Civic Center

FRIDAY, APRIL 11 STORY TIME: 11 a.m. - Newport Library

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, APRIL 10 PRIEST RIVER FOOD BANK OPEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center

HAPPY AGERS MEETING AND POTLUCK: Noon - Priest River Senior Center DANCE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport ‘THE SECRET GARDEN’: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse 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


BASIC MEETING: 10 a.m. Blanchard Community Center

CUTTER THEATRE FLEA MARKET AND INDOOR YARD SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Cutter Theatre, Metaline Falls

STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library

WOMEN’S AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

STORY TIME - CALISPEL VALLEY LIBRARY, CUSICK: 10:30 a.m. Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

KIDS MOVIE CLUB: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - Newport Library

OPEN PAINTING WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts

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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)


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

MONDAY, APRIL 14 EVERGREEN ART ASSOCIATION: 10 a.m. - Riverbank Restaurant

BLANCHARD STITCHERS QUILTING SESSION: 9 a.m. to noon Blanchard Community Center BLANCHARD SPINNERS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center KINSHIP CAREGIVERS FOSTER PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: 9-11 a.m. - Sandifur Room, Newport Hospital MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church 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

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: 6 p.m. - Sandifur Room, Newport Hospital


PRIEST RIVER LIONS: 6:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center

WEIGHT WATCHERS: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church BLANCHARD GRANGE MEETING: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Grange

TUESDAY, APRIL 15 FAMILIES FOR KIDS AND DCFS: 9-11 a.m. - 1600 W. First St.,

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LADIES BIBLE STUDY: 6 p.m. - House of the Lord, 754 Silver Birch Lane, Oldtown PINOCHLE: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church

brances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest costs. The failure of the Beneficiary to provide any Guarantor to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and costs. The failure of the Beneficiary to provide any Guarantor the notice referred to in this section does not invalidate either the notices given to the Borrower or the Grantor, or the Trustee’s Sale. Dated: December 9, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS By: Joseph Barragan, Authorized Signatory T R U S T EE CORPS 1700 Seventh Avenue Suite 2100 Seattle WA 98101 TRUSTEE CORPS 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT FOR AUTOMATED SALES I N F O R M AT I O N PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-5731965 P1074409 3/19, 04/09/2014 Published in The Newport Miner March 19 and April 9, 2014. (7, 10)

______________ 201498 NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE Cusick School District No. 59 Pend Oreille County, Washington The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cusick School District No. 59 (the “District”) hereby provides this notice that they will meet for their April Board Meeting on:

PINOCHLE: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center

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

JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

FIBER ARTS KNITTING AND SPINNING GROUP: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport NEWPORT TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles 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

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BINGO: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST/AUXILIARY: 6 p.m. - Priest River VFW NORTH IDAHO PATTERN RACERS 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Oldtown PRIEST RIVER ANIMAL RESCUE: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River PRIEST RIVER TOPS: 6 p.m. Priest River Free Methodist Church YORK RITE OF FREEMASONRY: 6:30 p.m. - Spirit Lake Temple

AL-ANON: Noon - American Lutheran Church

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

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HAPPY AGERS CARD PARTY: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center

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 tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060; NOTICE TO GUARANTOR(S) - RCW 61.24.042 - (1) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustees’ Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the Grantor in order to avoid the Trustee’s Sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24.RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustees’ Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any Deed of Trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encum-


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Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: High School Library Cusick School District 305 Monumental Way Cusick, WA The purpose of this meeting is for the regularly scheduled April Board Meeting. Cusick School District No. 59 Pend Oreille County, Washington /s/ By: Don Hawpe Don Hawpe; Secretary, Board of Directors Published in The Newport Miner April 2 and 9, 2014. (9-2)

____________ 201499 WAREHOUSEMANS LIEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is given that Diamond Lake Mini Storage will be selling by live auction the contents of unit #C18 belonging to Angela Stocksett 2566 S. Meridian #C, Puyallup, WA 98373, amount owing $652 .00, unit# A22 belonging to Amanda McGee 32 Grizzly Loop, Newport, WA, 99156, amount owing $350.00, unit #A27 belonging to Gail and Robert Miller 609 East Ockert St., South Oldtown, ID 83822 amount owing $1425.00. Auction to be held on April 12th at 1:00 at Diamond Lake Mini Storage 325502 N Highway 2, Newport, WA 99156 Katherine Rager 447-4088 Published in The Newport Miner April 2 and 9, 2014. (9-2)

_____________ 201456 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 on April 22, 2014. WINDY JIM FIT SORTS, App. No. 089841-089847, 32 miles northeast of Colville and approximately 7 miles northwest of Ione, WA on part(s) of Sections 16 all in Township 38 North, Range 42 East, Sections 36 all in Township 38 North, Range 41 East, Sections 36 all in Township 38 North, Range 42 East, Sections 16 all in Township 39 North, Range 42 East, W.M., each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 1134 tons DF/WL 7-10” sawlogs/ peelers minimum acceptable bid $70.00/ ton; Sort #2 approximately 240 tons DF/ WL 11”+ sawlogs/ peelers minimum acceptable bid $75.00/ ton; Sort #3 approximately 1,575 tons AF/ WH/GF/LP/WP and non-chuckable DF/ WL 7-10” sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ton; Sort #4 approximately 216 tons AF/WH/GF 11”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ ton; Sort #5 approximately 713 tons WRC 5”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $180.00/ton; Sort #6 approximately 14,285 tons all conifer species except WRC & PP 5-6” chip and saw minimum acceptable bid $50.00/tons; Sort #7 approximately 3,969

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tons all conifer species except WRC 2”+ utility minimum acceptable bid $25.00/tons. This sale is Export Restricted. Published in The Newport Miner April 2 and 9, 2014. (9-2) _________________ 2014101 PUBLIC NOTICE In The Superior Court of the State of Washington In and for the County of Pend Oreille Cause No.: 13-20074-8 Writ of Execution issued 03/27/14 Sheriff’s Public Notice of Sale 21st Mortgage Corporation, a Delaware corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Fredrick J. Avery and Darlene S. Avery, Defendant(s). To: Fredrick J. Avery and Darlene S. Avery; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold in described as: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Those parts of the north half of the north half of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter and north half of the north half of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter if any, of Section 12, Township 32 North, Range 44, E.W.M., Pend Oreille County, Washington. Lying easterly of Skookum Creek

Except the north 164 feet thereof. Including a 2008 Goldenwest mobile home, estate model, 52x27, with a serial number of ALB032579ORAB And more commonly known as 544 Skookum Meadows Dr., Newpor t, WA 99156. The sale of the above-described property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 Place: Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice; Front Door, East Entrance, 229 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $125,765.67, together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. Dated this 4th day of April, 2014 Alan A. Botzheim, Sheriff Pend Oreille County, Washington By: /s/ DeLana Lacy DeLana Lacy, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014. (10-4)

_____________ 2014102 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille Conservation District Board of Supervisor’s regular meeting scheduled for April 9, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. has been cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Conservation District, 121 N. Washington Ave in Newport, WA. Published in The

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____________ 2014103 PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – PEND OREILLE COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 (“District”) is soliciting statements of qualifications and performance information from firms or teams of firms interested in providing architectural and engineering services for the feasibility/needs analysis/ planning for several major construction and renovation projects. Interested parties should contact Kim Manus, CFO, by no later than April 30, 2014 to obtain a copy of the RFQ guidelines and submittal instructions.  Contact may be made via mail:  Kim Manus, CFO, 714 W. Pine Street, Newport, WA 99156 / Phone: 509-447-2441, ext. 4226 / e-mail: kim. manus@nhhsqualitycare .org.  Candidates requesting consideration for selection will be required to return the Sealed RFQ Response Proposal in accordance with the RFQ Guidelines on or before 2 pm on Friday, May 16, 2014.  The District, d.b.a. Newport Hospital and Health Services, encourages Statements of Qualifications via the RFQ Response Proposal process from minority and womenowned firms.  Please identify if any employee of your firm has a personal/nonprofessional relationship with any District employee. Published in The Newport Miner April 9, 2014. (10)

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