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Volume 110, Number 13 | 2 Sections, 28 Pages

Emergency rule allows killing of wolves

Wolf must be attacking pets or livestock


Boring work Brian Baumgartner of Northwest Line Builders of Spokane installs conduit for fiber optic cable by boring under the entrance to the parking lot at the Hall of Justice Building in Newport Thursday, April 25. Baumgartner guides the drill as it burrows under the pavement, guided by another worker on the other side who tracks the drill’s progress with a handheld device. Northwest Line Builders are working for the Pend Oreille Public Utility District.

OLYMPIA – Residents of eastern Washington now have the right to kill gray wolves that are attacking their pets or livestock. With legislative efforts to protect livestock and pets from wolves failing this session, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) stepped up this week to enact an emergency rule to permit ranchers, farmers, and other pet and livestock owners in the eastern third of the state to kill a wolf that is attacking their animals. The action followed a special meeting of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, during which the commission members instructed WDFW Director Phil Anderson to put the rule into effect. WDFW also is initiating a public rule-making process for the commission to consider whether


PRIEST RIVER – The man who murdered his wife and unborn child shortly before Christmas last year pleaded guilty in Bonner County Magistrate Court Tuesday, April 23. Jeremy K. Swanson admitted he killed his wife, Jennifer Swanson, with an

ice pick and kitchen knife to be sentenced Dec. 18, in their home June 12. while she lay in bed. Swanson had His plea is in exchange wanted to plead for the prosecution not guilty in court seeking the death penalty. the day after Jennifer The victim was about 15 Jeremy the murders Swanson Swanson weeks pregnant. Idaho occurred, but statute allows for murJudge Barbara der charges in the death of an Buchanan didn’t allow it and asunborn fetus. signed him a defense attorney. Swanson, who was 27 at the Swanson called Bonner County time of the murder, is scheduled dispatch at about 8:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, saying he had killed his wife. Priest River Police officers and Bonner County sheriff’s deputies arrived at their home, at 350 Harriet St., to find Jennifer dead in bed, covered with a sheet. She had suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest, back and face. She was 27. Their 20-month-old daughter SEE MURDER, 2A


Getting roads back on track

Swanson pleads guilty to murder Plea in exchange for avoiding the death penalty

to adopt permanent rules to address these issues, with a decision expected this fall. Commission Chairwoman Miranda Wecker of Naselle said the commission is striving to address the legitimate need of residents to protect their domestic animals without undermining the state’s long-term goal of supporting the recovery of gray wolves. Without the emergency rule, animal owners would have had to obtain a “caught in the act” permit from the WDFW director before lethally removing a wolf. Today’s action followed a request from 10 state legislators, including the 7th District delegation of Sen. John Smith, R-Colville, and Reps. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda. The group urged the commission and the department to use their rulemaking authority to address

Commissioners discuss ideas for road funding BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – When directors from the state’s County Road Administration Board (CRAB) visited Pend Oreille County a year ago, they warned the commissioners at the time that if they didn’t start

investing in roads, they’d soon be beyond repair. Past commissioners had shifted property tax levy power from roads to help cover current expense. Since 2006, the county has shifted $3.5 million worth of levy revenue. This action reduced the work of the road department and eventually wiped out reserves for SEE ROADS, 2A

Pike netting program wraps up BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

USK – For the second year, efforts are underway to remove as many northern pike as possible from the Pend Oreille River. From early March through April, gill nets spanning the river in Washington caught more than 5,000 pike. While anglers like the big pike, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) considers them an invasive species that eat the native fish. Next week starts the annual Spring Pike Index Netting, a survey of the pike population. That will determine if there will be another round of gill netting. “Anglers are pissed,” said John Campbell, owner of Pend Oreille Valley Sportsman in Oldtown. “We’re trying to figure out a way to stop them.” Campbell has a record breaking pike mounted on the wall of his store that he

caught in the Pend Oreille River. He has said having a trophy pike fishery would attract visitors to the area and help the economy. Campbell also expressed his distaste for efforts to rid Priest Lake of mackinaw. This spring, Idaho Fish and Game undertook a study of the lake trout, or mackinaw, population, which exploded to the detriment of other sport fisheries. Local anglers are not happy about what they think is coming next: eradication of the mackinaw. Campbell and others formed a non-profit organization aimed at stopping the Priest Lake project. “I haven’t talked to any fisherman in the county that wants these gill nets up there or in the river,” he said. On the Pend Oreille River, WDFW worked with the Kalispel Natural Resources Department (KNRD) on the pike gill netting project.

Crews from the Kalispel Natural Resources Department check their gill net on the Pend Oreille River one cloudy spring day. The netting program ran from early March through last Friday.


|| Legislature in special session May 13

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature will convene a special session starting May 13. The regular 105-day session was adjourned April 28. Gov. Jay Inslee called them to return in two weeks, as they hadn’t completed a two-year budget. The Democrats have a 55-43 majority in the House of Representative but Republicans, with the help of two Democrats, control the state 49-member Senate. There are 23 Republicans and 26 Democrats, but two Democrats, Rodney Tom of Medina and Tim Sheldon of Potlatch, have sided with Republicans to form a Majority Coalition Caucus.


The two parties are far apart on a budget. The legislature is facing a $1.2 billion budget shortfall.


of school is Thursday, June 12.

Newport school calendar set

Deadline Friday for those who want to run visitors center

NEWPORT – School will start the day after Labor Day again this year, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Newport School District directors decided at their regular board meeting held Monday, April 22. The year includes two snow days to make up any days that school is closed. Friday, Feb. 14 and Friday, May 23 are scheduled as snow make up days. If there are no snow days to make up, students will have a four-day weekend, as the following Mondays are holidays – President’s Day in February and Memorial Day in May. The last day

NEWPORT – The Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is still seeking proposals from organizations or businesses who would like to operate the city’s visitor’s center, either in their own establishment or in the current center and chamber office. Chamber president Steve Shumski said the chamber has heard from some groups or businesses, proposing the operation of the visitors center both ways. Shumski said the chamber has also received

phone calls from people who are interested in helping out, and that he’s optimistic about the future. Candidates will have the opportunity to earn up to $200 per month for performing this function. The contract would run for seven months from May to December. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. The historical society is meeting Saturday, May 4, to discuss the visitor’s center building. They own the land that the building is on and have an agreement with the chamber that makes some restrictions on operations in the building. Those interested can call the chamber at 509447-5812.



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ROADS | CRAB awarded money for Coyote Trail, Sullivan Inlet Bridge FROM PAGE 1

grant matches for major projects. Showing that they want to get road maintenance back on track, the new board of county commissioners invited the CRAB directors in for a brainstorming session Monday, April 29. “Is there any way you can help us get back on track,” chairman Mike Manus asked their guests. Jay Weber, executive director of the CRAB board, said the county’s roads started out ahead of the curve, compared to other counties. “You haven’t slipped as far (because) you had a good start,” he said. CRAB is a regulatory agency that oversees county road departments and how they are putting their money to use. CRAB director of engineering Walt Olsen visited too. He served as Pend Oreille County’s engineer for about six years in the late 1990s. Public works director Sam Castro showed some slides of roads breaking up in the spring thaw. Best Chance Road is in particularly bad condition. The slope is sloughing away, taking some asphalt with it, and at least one of the tall cedars is starting to lean over the road, county road crews reported. County engineer Don Ramsey said they may have to close the road

and implement a detour toward the Mystic and Bead lakes area. An area where a small culvert can’t handle the runoff over West Side Calispell Road was another example. Commissioners noted that fish and wildlife restrictions would require they replace the culvert with a bridge to aid fish passage, but that drives up the cost substantially. Weber compared the situation to cholesterol. In the past all cholesterol was considered bad, but now doctors talk about good and bad cholesterol. He thinks it will eventually be the same for culverts, in that there will be some cases where culverts are OK. “I hope that a balance between road needs and wildlife needs can be met in a way that makes more sense,” he said. The county had a bit of good news in the way of some new funding through CRAB. Commissioners approved the grant contracts Monday. One grant will fund the replacement of the Sullivan Lake Inlet Bridge, a 1938 timber and steel structure. The single lane bridge will be replaced with a two-lane bridge. Federal highway money will cover 80 percent of the 865,000 project cost, and the CRAB money through the Rural Arterial Program, will cover the 20 percent match – about $173,000.

The other grant will fund a resurfacing of a segment of Coyote Trail Road – the straightaway between Deer Valley Road and the stop sign at South Shore Diamond Lake Road. For the mile-long stretch, the project will cost about $812,000, of which CRAB is providing $730,000. The county is required to come up with $82,000 in matching funds, which it will pull from part of the capital projects fund that has been earmarked for roads. “This picture is not doom and gloom. The reality of it is we’ve had some struggles and we’ve managed those struggles,” Castro said. Castro reviewed the doom from previous years: six seasonal layoffs, cuts to road preservation programs, a $700,000 debt to the fleet department. It was the cut to those preservation programs that contributed to the poor condition some roads are in today. The chip seal and cracksealing program was cut from spending about $657,000 a year in 2009 to just $178,000 in 2011. The calcium chloride program was cut too. That’s used for dust control on gravel roads, and it also helps keep the gravel in place so the surface doesn’t fade down to the dirt. The Horseshoe and Fan lake areas that see high use in the dry summers have a problem with dust. District 2 foreman Dan Reijonen

said the county used to chip seal 30 to 50 miles of road each year when he started back in the early 1990s. Roads were on an eight-year rotation. But since 2007, they’ve been able to do only small projects, he said. Even if the county had the money now, they don’t have the equipment or the staff required to run a chip seal crew, Reijonen told commissioners. A few counties around the state, along with Pend Oreille, have brought up the option of returning their paved roads to gravel. Weber warned what that could mean for securing future funding. “You kiss state and federal funding goodbye,” he said. Weber said it was “phenomenal” that the county road department was able to come up with that money to pay off the debt in 2012. He also noted that employee morale is up, which is not easy in these times. Manus said he wants to get rid of the road levy shift completely, but it’s probably not going to happen this year. In 2013, the county board shifted $400,000 worth of levy power, eventually putting $100,000 back. Manus hopes that in 2014, they can cut the road levy shift to between $100,000 and $200,000. Commissioners asked Weber

how other counties are getting by without a road levy shift. Manus said that in this county, the board started relying on the shift when economic times were still good. Currently 13 counties out of 39 are diverting road levy funds. As a former county commissioner – hailing from Douglas County – Weber gave the new board some advice. He said he’s not opposed to a levy shift because it’s allowed in the law, but he said the commissioners have to decide if the shift is worth it and if they can live with the consequences. He mentioned that the amount of the shift could be reduced by bringing in other money through means such as a local option sales tax. “We can’t go after more money from the people in the county,” Manus said. Commissioners have been looking at ways to get more timber revenue. Manus said as they head into the 2014 budget process, they’re committed to coming up with enough money to allow roads to crush gravel for projects. Weber said the board has managed well with the resources it has. “I can’t say I’d manage it better,” he said, adding that he’s impressed with the work of the public works department staff. “They’re living and breathing and sleeping this program.”


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PIKE | Derby planned for May 17, 18, 19

WOLVES | Must report kill

through the nets. This year they’re Starting March 4, crews set seeing the 1- to 3-year-old fish up 30 nets a day from the dams they missed last year. to Newport. KNRD fish biologist In the past, the tribe had Nick Bean said they used more donated those fish to the food equipment this year, and they bank. But last summer, the state started earlier to avoid some of the Department of Health issued by-catch such as perch and other an advisory warning people to panfish species that show up later limit their consumption of pike in the spring. because of high mercury levels. To avoid weekend anglers, netIt is common for larger fish ting efforts “I haven’t talked to any and predators to went on contain high levels fisherman in the county four days of toxins. When fish a week. that wants these gill nets … eat smaller organCrews set isms contaminated in the river.” the nets on with mercury, it Monday, builds up in the fish’s John Campbell and went muscles. The bigger Pend Oreille Valley Sportsman Owner and older a fish is, out each day to pull the more likely it is in the catch, to have eaten lots of taking them up Friday mornings. smaller, contaminated fish. “We try to make sure we’re not The fish aren’t going to waste pulling too many fish out,” Bean though. WDFW contracted with said of efforts to avoid the byBar Tech of Reardan, which catch. runs a composting business, Pike is the target, and as of midtaking in animal and plant April, a week and a half before the waste. They arranged for a program’s end, Bean said they had dumpster on site where the pike caught 4,740 pike. were deposited and covered with Last year through two rounds saw dust. Bar Tech picked up the of gill netting, a total 5,808 pike fish every week or two and took were harvested from the river. them to their facility. Bean said the fish were larger last “Its about all we can do with year. The small fish typically slip them,” Bean said.



MURDER | Swanson plotted murder FROM PAGE 1

was also in the house, physically unharmed. Swanson was originally charged on two counts of second-degree murder, indicating lack of premeditation because he claimed he killed her during an argument over money and cars. Further investigation, however, discovered that he researched how to kill someone with an ice pick, according to detectives. He then purchased the ice pick the day of the murder, and planned to kill Jennifer while she watched television. Sheriff’s deputies interviewed Swanson at the Priest River Police Department in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 19. He appeared MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER

The annual spring survey to estimate the pike population in the river is set for May 6-10. Based on what biologists see, there may be another round of gill netting, Bean explained. In the southern half of the river, from Riverbend to Oldtown, their goal is to have less than 1.7 pike per net on average, he said. In the northern portion, their target is a half of pike per net. “If we’re below those numbers, we’ll stop for the year,” he said. If more gill netting is required, Bean said they’ll work one boat, going slough by slough to set their net for catching pike. He said they’ll continue until the river is too high or the by-catch is too high. In another effort to remove pike, the tribe is sponsoring another Pike Palooza fishing derby. Just one is planned for this year, set for May 17-19. There are no entry fees, but anglers must have a current fishing license. Register for the derby online at by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Onsite registration will be available at the check-in station.

to be in a semi-catatonic state, according to Det. Gary Johnston’s testimony. Johnston said Swanson was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and agreed to talk with investigators. According to court documents, Swanson’s original story was that he came home from work at Thorne Research in Sandpoint at about 5 p.m. He said that he and Jennifer argued over cars and money into the evening. He said when she went to lay down he went into the kitchen, got a kitchen knife and ice pick, and attacked her on the bed. Det. Phil Stella testified that at first, Swanson’s story matched the crime scene. However, upon receipt of a search warrant, detectives discovered that Swanson had

visited websites earlier in the day that explained how to kill someone with an ice pick and dismemberment. Upon a second interview at the sheriff’s office, Swanson explained he got off work at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and went to Priest River Ace Hardware to purchase an ice pick. He then bought a hamburger for himself and a sandwich for Jennifer. He said he was doing research on killing her while she watched television that evening. She went to lay down because of morning sickness and that’s when he picked up the knife and ice pick from the kitchen, went into the bedroom and killed her, according to testimony. Johnston testified that Swanson said he stabbed her until she stopped fighting.

the concerns of residents whose communities are most affected by wolf recovery. “This came down to a matter of preserving the health, safety and welfare of our residents,” Kretz said. “I don’t anticipate this change will have a negative effect on the recovery of wolves, but it was absolutely necessary, especially as grazing season begins and because we know that non-lethal methods do not always work.” Anderson said the department endorsed a policy allowing residents to kill wolves that are attacking domestic animals in testimony to the Legislature earlier this year. “As wolf activity increases and the annual turnout of livestock on the range is imminent, there’s a greater possibility of wolf-related conflict, so it’s important that we take this step now,” Anderson said. “Wolf populations are increasing faster than anyone had imagined,” the legislators wrote in an April 23 letter. They urged the commission to act quickly “to maintain social tolerance for gray wolves in northeast Washington in the timeliest manner for residents.” The letter was signed by current and former leaders of the House and Senate natural resource committees and by several lawmakers from northeast Washington, where most of the state’s wolves have established their ranges. The signers include both Republicans and Democrats. “This has truly been a team effort by Representatives Short and Kretz, district county commissioners and the thousands of residents who told their stories and voiced their opinions,” Smith said. Smith’s measure, Senate Bill 5187, laid the foundation for the emergency rule. Anderson said the rapid increase of Washington’s gray wolf population, and the experience of other states where similar rules were used during the past 10 to 15 years, make it very unlikely that the emergency rule will impede the species’ long-term recovery in Washington. WDFW wildlife managers estimate between 50 and 100 gray wolves are present in the state, and that the wolf population nearly


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doubled in 2012. As of March, there were 10 confirmed packs and two suspected packs, plus two packs with dens in Oregon and British Columbia whose members range into the state. Most of the state’s known wolf packs are found in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties. The emergency rule allows farmers, ranchers and other domestic animal owners, including their employees or agents, to kill one wolf if it is attacking their animals under the following conditions: • The rule applies only in areas of Eastern Washington where the gray wolf is not listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. The gray wolf is not federally listed in the eastern third of the state, designated in the state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan as the Eastern Washington Recovery Region. • The rule allows the owner of a domestic animal to kill only one wolf, for the duration of the regulation. If the owner can make the case that subsequent attacks are likely, he or she will need a permit from the WDFW director to kill an additional wolf during an attack. • The lethal removal must be reported to WDFW within 24 hours, and the carcass must be provided to the department. • The owner of the domestic animal that was attacked must grant access or help the department gain access to the property where the wolf was killed to enable investigation and data collection. Anyone who kills a wolf that was not attacking a domestic animal as spelled out in the rule will be subject to criminal prosecution for the illegal taking of endangered wildlife. “The commission remains committed to the goal of gray wolf recovery in Washington state,” Wecker said. “This rule provides an important option to help animal owners, but its impact is clearly limited to cases where wolves are in the act of attacking livestock or pets.” Anderson said the commission’s action responds directly to the concerns and needs of residents in regions where wolves are recovering, and it underscores the importance of prevention.


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BR I E FLY Man dies in Highway 41 wreck RATHDRUM – A Vancouver, Wash., man died after the 2012 Toyota Prius he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a logging truck on Highway 41, just north of Rathdrum Thursday, April 25, about 12:30 p.m. Brian E. Thompson, 50, was traveling north when he hit the a southbound logging truck driven by Raymond O. Colvin, 50, of Addy, Wash. Colvin was not injured, nor was a third driver Robert S. Cook, 44, of Blanchard, who drove off the road to avoid the collision. The highway was closed for more than five hours, according to press release from the Idaho State Police, who are investigating the collision.

Trustees encourage public to take library survey PRIEST RIVER – The West Bonner Library District trustees are conducting a survey in order to determine the needs of the communities served by the district. The library board encourages both library users and non-users to complete the short survey. Public input will assist the board in planning for the future of the libraries in Priest River and Blanchard. The survey can be completed online at the library’s home page, http:// A link to a printable copy is also provided on the website and paper copies are available at the Priest River Library, 118 Main St. or the Blanchard Library, 412 Railroad Ave. For more information, contact the library at 208-448-2207.

Future kindergarteners invited for visit NEWPORT – Newport kids who will be in kindergarten this coming fall are invited to an open house and registration Thursday, May 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at the elementary school. Meet the teacher and visit the classrooms. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and shot record. For information, call Stratton Elementary at 509-447-0656.

Child screening offered at Cusick CUSICK –
 The Cusick School District will be doing free screenings for parents concerned about their child’s progress Tuesday, May 14 from 3-4 p.m. The screening is for children ages birth to 5 years old. Call the school at 509-445-1125 for an appointment.

Beware of fake fundraisers feeding on Boston tragedy OLYMPIA – People are warned not to fall victim to fake fundraisers using the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy to scam people into making bogus contributions. Washington state officials said people should give only to charities you personally know and trust – or do some homework before contributing. Be suspicious of immediate donation requests; it is not necessary to donate immediately. Victims will need your help not just today – but in the days to come. Don’t give in to pressure. CARD OF THANKS The family of Becki Rice would like to thank all of our family and friends for their thoughtfulness, cards, flowers and prayers during this difficult time.




Lt. Glenn Blakeslee of the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office goes through a training simulation April 22. In this scenario, Blakeslee pulled over a driver who said he had a gun. Blakeslee didn’t shoot him. All officers spent time in the simulator working on use of force skills.

Simulator gives deputies chance to practice use of force BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Inside the darkened trailer, a scenario is projected on a screen. In the scenario, a man is heard yelling angrily at a woman. He strikes the woman and turns to confront the law enforcement officer entering the house. In the scenario, the man retreats out of sight into another room. What is the officer to do? The camera follows him into another room and the man turns and lunges at the officer with a knife held high. Now what? This is just one of the scenarios that all Pend Oreille County sheriff’s deputies were exposed to in an exercise designed to give deputies some experience in what level of force is appropriate in a variety of scenarios. The simulator is a project of

Canfield and Associates, an insurance firm that represents the city of Newport. The simulator was on site three days to allow deputies to get some practice in where use of force may be necessary. Pend Oreille County deputy prosecutors Dolly Hunt and Jeremy Schmidt also went through the exercise. Schmidt said it gave him an appreciation of the types of decisions officers have to make and how quickly the decisions have to be made. “It made me realize how good they are,” he said. He said he has seen cases come by his desk where deadly use of force would have been justified but wasn’t taken. A former law enforcement officer runs the simulations and helps deputies and others analyze their actions and gives them an idea of how such actions might play out in court with an attorney second

guessing the actions. The scenarios included traffic stops where the person being stopped had a gun and another in which a man wandered a highway, apparently out of touch with reality. In each scenario, the deputy had choices to make along the way regarding what level of force to use, from voice commands to shooting. The simulator didn’t cost the county anything, even though the county isn’t covered by Canfield and Associates, Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim said. They provided the simulator and the trainer because the city of Newport is covered by them. Botzheim said it is good to learn the best practices in use of force and this was a vivid way to do so. The county is facing a use of force lawsuit over a man who died after being shot with a taser two years ago.

Officers on trains to increase rail crossing awareness SANDPOINT – People should always be careful around railroad crossings, but Friday, May 3, law enforcement officers in North Idaho will be riding the rails to enforce laws about railroad crossings.The idea is to eliminate driver actions that can have tragic consequences by enforcing the traffic laws that pertain to these intersections. The Officer on a Train program involves one officer riding in the lead locomotive of a train. This officer observes traffic approaching the highway rail intersections as the train proceeds down the tracks. Other officers pace the train or are parked at specific locations. When a motorist is observed violating the laws pertaining to the approaching intersection, the officer on the train radios one of the chase cars, which stop the motorist, explain the dangers and

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After the session, the House Republican Caucus will schedule a meeting to officially fill the House Republican leader position. “I’m honored to be trusted to serve the state and the Seventh District in such an important role. Most importantly, I wish Richard a speedy recovery and hope he knows that I will continue the good work he has done to protect taxpayers and promote job growth in Washington,” said Kretz, R-Wauconda.

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OLYMPIA – Deputy House Republican Leader Rep. Joel Kretz was chosen last week to step in as acting House Republican leader due to eight- Kretz year leader, Rep. Richard DeBolt, stepping down because of health concerns. The regular legislative session adjourned April 28, and the first special session will begin May 13.

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During 2012, there were 10 car train collisions resulting in three people injured and two killed. So far this year there have been five car-train collisions reported, resulting in one fatality.

NEWPORT – Bail for a man charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment was reduced to $10,000 from $50,000 when he appeared before Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson Thursday, April 25. Nielson also ordered that the man have an interview with a mental health professional before he is released, if he bonds out. John L. Regan, 26, of Ione is accused of showing up at the home of a sheriff’s deputy and demanding entry. The deputy wasn’t there but his pregnant wife and three children were home, according to a statement of probable cause. She was awakened by the man identified as Regan pounding on her front door after midnight April 21 She called her husband, who told her to get her handgun in case the man got in the house. According to the statement of probable cause, she told Regan that she had a gun and he needed to get away from her house. Regan said he needed to talk to police, she said, and got angrier and kicked the door hard enough that the house shook. About that time her husband arrived. He found Regan in his

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LE T T E R S POLIC Y We welcome letters to the editor. Letters should be typed and submitted to The Miner and Gem State Miner office no later than 5 p.m. Friday for publication the following Wednesday. No letter will be published unless it is signed by at least one individual, even if the letter represents the view of a group. The letter must include a telephone number and address for confirmation of authenticity. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. The Miner reserves the right to edit to conform to our publication style, policy and libel laws. Political letters will not be published the last issue prior an election. Letters will be printed as space allows.

State fish managers earn salute


he Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the target of criticism from sportsmen, environmentalists and politicians on a regular basis. Some of it is deserved but not always their fault. They try to work with the layers of management plans for the fish and wildlife in this region, not always based on science but instead on the current whims of politicians. All of their work is done with less and less money. So after an opening day when the young and old anglers say it was a good day fishing, the WDFW should get a salute. We found the anglers in this region saying they caught fish easily and every once in a while their poles bent to the water from the weight of a lunker. They had a thrill and will go fishing again. WDFW doesn’t ask for anything more than that. Any observer of the management of fish in this region knows that the fishing opportunities are created by man and public funds. Over fishing, poor management and natural environmental changes ended any native fish populations here decades ago. Current environmentalist-inspired plans have fishery managers trying to bring back native species; sometimes at the expense of the fish already here. This causes more WDFW management headaches but they continue to remember their number one responsibility: sportsmen and women. Without the state fish planting programs and fishing regulations there wouldn’t be a happy opening day. The state planting program not only provides outdoor recreation but a tremendous tourism attraction. People from all over the region were coming to Pend Oreille County last weekend and will continue to come during the summer to fish. This “Disneyland” of fishing is worth keeping. --FJW

Unions are part of the solution

A union is an organization of well-trained workers in a workplace who choose to cooperate to achieve common goals. By forming unions, workers act together (often referred to as collective bargaining) to improve working conditions, including job safety, wages and benefits and hours to resolve disagreements GUEST between employees and employers OPINION and to promote DALLAS best practices to optimize job pro- JOHNSON PEND ductivity. Unions CHAIRMAN, OREILLE COUNTY also represent all DEMOCRATS workers by advocating workers’ family-friendly laws and policies through legislative and political action. Union workers understand that when all parties have a voice, everyone succeeds. Similarly, a business or employer association is a federation of businesses that come together to commonly address issues that the employers may face with their workers, government, regulations, the environment, etc. Business associations also represent their members by lobbying for business friendly policies and regulations through legislative and political action. Thus, a labor union’s goal is to protect the rights of workers and a Trade Association works to advance the interests of business. Both of these entities are dependent on the other to succeed. Labor has a long history of fighting for the best medium to promote the working rights of the middle class. For many, striving to assure fair compensation for quality trained and skilled workers that medium continues to be unionism. From fighting for an eight-hour work day through preventing children, as young as 9 years old, from toiling and dying in unsafe mines, factories and construction sites, supporting women in their struggle for safe work environments, rather than perishing in locked factory fires, weekends, vacations, paid sick leave, shared health care benefits to dedicated pensions that promotes a more secure old age, unions have helped workers to stand firm. Of course

individual members of unions want what is best for their families, but it is difficult to understand why workers who employ the strength of unionism to achieve better work conditions is a reason for criticism. The world is changing. America’s middle class continues to experience a painful decline in their ability to build a better life for themselves or their children. Matching the 30 plus year slide in the earning power of workers has been the weakening of unions in America. As labors’ ability to define working conditions weaken so does his earning capacity. The success of the middle class is tied as much to the success of American workers as it is to American business. Of course, we need vibrant businesses to assure America’s strength, but we also need a strong working middle class. The buying power of well-paid workers is a large part of the success of businesses. Successful American entrepreneurs do not decide to start and grow a business in an environment that lacks customers. There are products and services marketed exclusively to independently wealthy households, there are just not sufficient numbers of extremely rich to create large numbers of jobs. For this reason, the job creators in America has always been small businesses with strong middle class customers. To those who say that we no longer need unions because we have all the things unions successfully gained for workers and their families, the most honest response is that if we allow the means that got us the labor gains to die, the gains will soon wither and die also. Having strong unions helped build a stronger America, offshoring jobs weakens America. As Abraham Lincoln said, “All that harms labor is treason to America.” Labor does not ask that you give us undivided support, but only that you recognize the need for union supported labor to fight for good working conditions for all. Again, to quote Abraham Lincoln, “If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.” Yes, we are in unique times, where manufacturing jobs continue to be shipped to foreign countries


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|| Research the Shoreline Master Program To the editor: Thinking of making improvements or changes to your shoreline property? Just fire up your computer and go to: http://www.ecy. ppds_info/shoreline_conditional_use_variance_schematic. pdf. Still thinking of making improvements or changes to your shoreline property? Do you now think that government is out of control? -Jim Cowan Newport

Unions in the modern age To the editor: Labor’s challenge in the new gilded age is how to organize a “project workforce.” What is labeled “entrepreneurship,” in the information age consists of selecting and synthesizing bits of technology and distributing them through old and new channels to traditional consumers (i.e. governments, producers, individual customers). Distribution has been recognized as the most profitable element in the process. Groups of highly technical firms design new products within our borders, but contract for production where it is cheapest, and then moving it here for consumption by the cheapest way possible. The result of the system is a lopsided process called, “globalization.” The rub for organized labor is that organization of a labor force in country A means that management simply re-materializes production in country B. Goods produced within our border are also fabricated by fewer, more skilled workers using automated systems. Technicians have a tendency to think of themselves on individualistic terms and to



resist bulk organizations like industrial unions. They forget or ignore the hard fought pay, benefits, and working conditions won by union efforts. Lemming like, they allow themselves to be herded into employment situations with unlimited working hours, for a disproportionately low return and no privacy or security to complete the project which their individual skills or talents “uniquely” qualify them to complete. Management and top executives make a killing by protecting and extending the system. Consumers and taxpayers support it, usually to their cost and the economy staggers along. Can anyone say that society is better off because of it? -Arthur Greenfield Newport

Letters are false To the editor: For a time now a majority of the letters to the editor have been a disappointment to this reader, plus they demean the credibility of the newspaper. The letters are sinking to a whole new level of political rants and slander. The authors of these letters are not interested in any particular newspaper article or giving opinions on matters of public interest, but are only interested in finding a forum for their slanderous and undocumented political dribble. Sadly, this newspaper is providing them with that forum. A case in point: the letter “Obama disrespected Thatcher” (April 24, 2013). The author states that, “He (Obama) refused to send any envoy to her (Ms. Thatcher’s) funeral – blatantly fictitious. It is true that he did not send a serving member of the administration to the state funeral, but he did in fact send an appropriate envoy consisting of former secretaries of

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As law enforcement continues to uncover information about the Boston Marathon bombing plot, a new poll found that people believe occasional acts of terrorism are part of life and they doubt the government can do much to prevent them. Do you feel terrorism is now a part of life? Yes, and I think it’s been going on for decades. We’re just more sensitive to it since Sept. 11, 2001.


state George Shultz and James A. Baker III, who both served under Republican President Ronald Reagan. In attendance also were U.S. vice president Dick Cheney and his wife and ex-secretary of state Henry Kissinger, and there were other dignitaries sent from the U.S. as well. These are facts and certainly a far cry from the “he refused to send any envoy …” distorted information. When asked whether the U.S. snubbed the U.K., Britain’s prime minister’s spokesman, Jean-Christopher Gray, said “absolutely not.” Maybe one way to help alleviate this problem is to limit letters to the editor to no more than one letter a month per writer. Writers will then have ample time to check their information for accuracy. As well, these letters should be edited for clarity, grammar, good taste, plus someone should check that the letters contain truthful facts. -Phyllis J. Kardos Newport

Additional taxes are not necessary To the editor: I was very disappointed in the publisher’s view of the proposed tax on internet sales as a way of “leveling the playing field.” America has always existed with the idea that the market leveled the playing field. If a company has a product that consumers want, the company does well. If not, then the company goes under. Too many times recently, we’ve seen the government bail out and subsidize companies – chosen by them – and for the most part, those companies are still in trouble or have already gone under. The economic problems we’ve been experiencing over the last five years are not one of “not


enough taxes” but one of “too much spending.” Folks understand you can’t spend more than you bring in. Mr. Willenbrock, you are wrong that these additional taxes are necessary. I saw a bumper sticker recently that said, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying taxes.” We pay enough taxes now! -Lorraine Kirkpatrick Newport

It’s time to respect your fellow man To the editor: We know and see the cheerleaders of who resides in the Court of the Kings of Fools. Go Team Go. Forbid the truth tellers. They see light while others see darkness. What we the tax payers on this side of the fence see: We see the other neighbor wanting our hard work, dignity and freedoms taken away. We see suffering of our fellow man having to be the other neighbors slave to support their lavish life styles that they did not honestly pay into. What did you honestly pay out of your own pocket? You deserve what you honestly paid! What do we deserve? Fairness and protection of our funds paid in. What do we get? A burden of trillions upon trillions. Forbid you are granted high wages through your union and the government contracts without our say or input. The truth does not lie no matter what rose colored glasses you view it through. Truth is we the tax payers that work outside government carry the burden! You may beat me up about my view but that does not change how I feel about my fellow man throughout this planet. I love my God, family, country, friends, neighbors and SEE LETTERS, 5A



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Unfortunately, I think it is. It shouldn’t be, but you can’t trust anyone these days. No. Terrorism is not a part of life. People make too big of a deal out of random crimes. Whether they are a part of life or not, it does no good to worry about it and live in fear.

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plant. Truth leads to freedom, peace and honor of the highest order, not slavery and degradation of your fellow man. When faced with the truth, the king of fools and his followers become insistent on deception, degradation and destruction of people with courage enough to point out the truth! -Donna Lands Newport

Good abounds in this community To the editor: So many negative events in America right now have left us feeling hopeless and in a state of wonder. I’d like to share some positive events that have been occurring right here in Pend Oreille County to lighten your hearts. In November, the people of this county stepped up to sponsor 203 homeless, runaway and at risk youth, ages 12-18, through the holiday season with gifts, food

and a Christmas party. This community generosity has continued for the youth. The community continues to donate goods and financial support for the youth’s educational needs, sports programs as well as housing and clothing needs. In February Y.E.S. entered into a lease agreement with the Kalispel Tribe for a much needed office space in Newport for youth to call their own. A meeting place, mentoring, educational lab, to eat, and receive personal care items. Donated funds and fund raisers made this possible. Local businesses Anastasia’s, Bling and Sparkles and North Country Clothing, organized a Poker Fun Run for the Youth. The proceeds went to YES. Our local businesses, residences, churches and organizations joined them. The Kalispel Tribe donated top prizes and nine baskets were created for the silent auction. A memorable experience for all who participated. We have so much to be grateful for during this challenging time. Thank for your tireless commit-


and foreign workers. These countries, where cheap labor is readily available, have fewer environmental and regulatory constraints. This seems to some as a panacea for large business and multi-national corporations, but it has been destructive to small businesses, workers and communities. This offshoring began just as the advent of big box stores and large shopping malls began to force the closure of our downtowns. Just as no one should blame businesses for having to close their doors, they should not impugn workers for being unable to compete with workers who earn 99 cents an hour, with no benefits. Labor respects how difficult it is for small businesses to survive in the current weak market, but believes workers have earned respect also. To quote Dwight Eisenhower, “I have no use for those – regardless of their political party – who hold some foolish dream of spinning the

clock back to days when unorganized labor was a huddled, almost helpless mass.” Though workers and employers have struggled and battled over the years, history shows that unions and small businesses worked together to grow the middle class. Yes, we need to seek solutions to the problem of losing small businesses and jobs to less developed countries, but asking workers to continue to forego increases in hard-earned wages and benefits is not realistic. Diminishing the middle class shrinks the number of small businesses and we must stop the hemorrhaging. Many lost businesses and jobs will not return, but we should work to protect and grow those that remain. Shopping locally and buying American made products, along with supporting local workers helps our small town businesses and our communities. As always, labor will be ready to help solve the problems America is facing and invite others to join us.

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Obama full of tricks To the editor: In all my years of watching the political theater, I have never seen a president of the United States be so petulant. Not only has he moped around when he lost the gun control debate, he has gone even further in the sequester debate. President Obama is using his power of the office of the president of the United States to try, on purpose, to hurt the American people, in picking and choosing what programs he is going to reduce, so that it will hurt us the most. He is not going after duplicate or very low priority programs, but ones that will affect the people of the United States the most. This reminds me of nothing more than a spoiled, petulant, mean spirited child. When he doesn’t get his way he uses his bullying tactics and his Chicago tactics to the detriment of decent citizens of this country. We also have the CNNs and the CBSs and the NBCs that fawn over President Obama, and in so doing they totally ignore and won’t report what he is doing. Speaking of truth, remember when President Obama said that the middle income and low income people would not get a tax increase? Well he has already broken that several times, and just wait until 2013 when the rest comes into play. Just hold on to your wallets because he is getting into them in a big way. Medicare recipients who voted for President Obama, did you know that in 2013 your Medicare Plan B is jumping from $99 a month to $204 a month, and then in 2014 it is going to jump up to over $400 per month, thanks to

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Fear of UN is ridiculous To the editor: In 1967, I was the president of my high school Model United Nations Club. We went to British Columbia, Canada, for mock meetings of the General Assembly. We were assigned a country to represent and studied the political and economic conditions of that country. The idea was to learn about the world and that the USA is one county among many. We learned that there are other forms of government, religion and culture. Like with any foreign visit we were happy to return to the good old USA. Our minds weren’t brainwashed to support world order by the UN as if learning about other people and their countries might make us less American. Extremist organizations often use the fear of knowledge to keep their followers in line. Reading some letters in The Miner, one would think that the new world order is the UN and that the blue helmets will invade America and make us pledge to the UN flag. That is like believing that signing a treaty opposing land mines would make us less safe. The U.S. Senate has the power to ratify treaties as outlined in the Constitution. Exercising this power doesn’t surrender our sovereignty. Recently conservative senators rejected a treaty for the rights of the disabled on the basis that our sovereignty would be reduced by recognizing the need for special toilets for the disabled. Since the UN has never reduced our sovereignty, the historical basis for this fear of world domination is unfounded and somewhat psychotic.

America needs to join the world’s nations in solving problems that transcend national borders. The oceans and air are not exclusively American and our thin atmosphere distributes pollution and toxic chemicals worldwide. Some issues are bigger than America, and we don’t have the means to run the world by ourselves. -Pete Scobby Newport

Struggle for workers’ conditions continues To the editor: The tragedy at West, Texas is a reminder of the need for workplace safety. We see from this terrible incident that not only are the workers at risk when unsafe conditions prevail, but whole communities can be placed in danger. May 1 is known as International Workers Day, and is celebrated in 80 countries as a national holiday. Few people in our country realize, however, that this holiday originated in the U.S. during the struggle for the eight-hour work day. Until the late 1800s, people endured horrific conditions at work as a matter of course. Mines and factories were appallingly unsafe, and workers endured 16-hour work days and seven-day work weeks. Young children worked alongside their parents in these

terrible conditions. Healthcare, overtime pay, paid vacations and disability insurance were virtually unheard of. When conditions became intolerable, the workers did the only thing they could do to improve their lives – they organized. People fought and died in the struggle for better working conditions – conditions every worker in America now takes for granted. May 1 we remember those people who lost their lives to give us the workplace standards we all take for granted today. The tragedy at West, Texas is a reminder that, although we have come a long way, this struggle is far from over. We must continue to press for safety and reasonable workplace conditions. The lives that were lost at West, Texas and the lives that continue to be lost in unsafe mines and factories deserve no less. -Jan Searles Diamond Lake

Use your litter bag To the editor: Time again to clean up the roadside litter. What a shame we don’t use litter bags anymore. Would sure make things look a lot better. What a beautiful area we live in. Let’s all take care of it. -John H. Larson Sullivan Lake


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Warm weather brings out black flies BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The insects that have been swarming areas such as Diamond Lake probably aren’t true gnats, but are likely black flies, according to Mike Johnson, a forest entomologist with the state Department of Natural Resources. “We’re starting to warm up and they’re starting to emerge,” he said. They are sometimes called buffalo gnats, he said, because of the hump on their back, or turkey gnats because they also bite turkeys. “There are 17,000 species worldwide and 250 species in North America,” said Johnson, who has a doctorate degree in entomology. “They’re finding more all the time.” He said some black flies bite. “The female has to have a blood meal for the eggs to develop,” he said. In addition to humans, the females also consume poultry or livestock blood. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide emitted in breath, he said, as well as to perfume and dark colors. On people, they bite the exposed areas of the skin, such as around the belt line and the forehead. If a person suffers many bites, it can result in a rash, a fever, joints that ache and headaches, he said. “The severity depends on the species and the individual’s sensi-



The warm weather brings out the black flies like this one pictured at Diamond Lake. The tiny insects can be annoying. Black flies range in size from 5 to 15 millimeters long. The females need to consume blood for the eggs to hatch.

tivity,” he said. The insects, which range in size from 5 to 15 millimeters, have blade-like mouth parts, he said, which slice open the skin to get at the blood. They also emit an anticoagulant, which slows the blood from clotting so the insects can drink it, he says. The pain and swelling of the bite are due to the body’s allergic response to the fly’s saliva that they inject when feeding. The adult flies have to be near oxygen-rich running water, he said. The flies lay their eggs either on the water or on wet grass, he said. The flies are difficult to control

with insecticide, he said, because they can fly seven to 10 miles, farther with a strong wind. The best way to avoid being bitten is to avoid being outside around the water at dusk or daylight, he said. “While they do fly in the middle of the day, the peak times are at dawn or dusk,” Johnson said. Long sleeves and keeping your shirt tucked in can help. Some people with sensitivity even use hats with netting, he said. People who are bitten can use topical salves to treat the bite, like aloe vera. In Washington, the flies don’t cause disease in humans. “But they are annoying,” he said.

Hospitality House elects new board members NEWPORT – The Hospitality House senior center will be under new management come October, with the election of nine new board members. During the month of April, two potluck lunches were held to acquaint the community with the center, encourage new members, and invite new ideas and suggestions to improve the Hospitality House, located on Washington Avenue in downtown Newport. Brief notes on the candidates’ strengths and experience were distributed during the potlucks, and a locked ballot box was set

up. Twelve candidates were listed on the ballots to fill nine seats. Forty ballots were counted Monday, April 26, and elected board members are: Mike Manus, Doug Rigg, Karen Rothstrom, Shelly Stafford, Moira Hemphill, Stacy Carter, Joanne Richter, Raelene Rigg and Karine Brooke. The newly elected board members will soon begin to implement some of the ideas and activities that have been requested by the membership. One request is for increased hours of operation for greeting visitors, and this will top the list. A member-

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Prescribed fire planned on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests SANDPOINT – The Idaho Panhandle National Forest plans to initiate its annual prescribed fire program starting this week, continuing into the following weeks. Prescribed burning is used to reduce dead and down fuels, selectively thin understory trees in dense forested stands, stimulate fire resistant plant species, enhance forage and browse, reduce the risk of large standreplacement fires, and restore fire under controlled conditions as a disturbance factor in these landscapes. Prescribed fire managers are planning to implement hazardous fuel reduction burns, weather and conditions permitting, at the following project sites: • Priest Lake Ranger District Lakeview/Reeder (520 acres): East side of Lakeview Mountain, near Elkins Resort • Sandpoint Ranger District South Grouse Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project (18 acres): On Grouse Mountain, approximately 4 miles east of Sagle

Wrenco Sale Area (20 acres): 6 miles north of Laclede West Gold Restoration Project Area (75 acres): Approximately 2 miles southwest of Lakeview Prospect Sale Area (56 acres) and Gold Pond Sale Area (20 acres): Approximately 4 miles south of Bayview • Bonners Ferry Ranger District Stampede Sale Area (200 acres): Near Stampede Lake and the community of Naples Borderline Stew Sale Area (30 acres): Approximately 20 miles North of Bonners Ferry on Highway 95 Ruby Copper Sale Area (20 acres): Approximately 31 miles North of Bonners Ferry on Highway 95 Actual acres within each project area may vary dependent upon fuel conditions, smoke dispersion, wind patterns, and other variables. The exact timing of these planned burns is unknown as prescribed burning is dependent on weather conditions, fuel moisture and smoke

dispersion criteria. Up to 12,000 acres of national forest system lands in north Idaho could be burned this spring and fall depending on conditions. “Prescribed fire plays an important ecological role in providing great benefits to forest health,” Forest Supervisor Mary Farnsworth said. “Prescribed burning will reduce wildfire risks for local communities, while improving wildlife habitat and restoring the forest’s resiliency to threats such as uncharacteristic fires, insects and disease.” Active burning will occur for a period of two to three days, with smoldering fire afterward until rains extinguish the fires. Burn areas can pose very hazardous conditions such as rapid and unpredictable spreading of flames, falling trees, heavy smoke and limited visibility, and rolling rocks and logs. Prescribed fire areas can be dangerous and members of the public are urged to stay away from these areas during burning operations and

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for a few days afterward. If you plan on recreating or hunting in these project areas make sure you understand your location relative to the burn units. If you find yourself in an active burn area, you should travel downslope or away from the predominant path of flames, because fire typically burns fastest upslope. When burn dates or date ranges are forecasted, signs will be posted along access roads and near affected trailheads and trail junctions. Temporary access restrictions or closures may be utilized if deemed necessary for public safety. Prescribed burns, especially those within areas that contain a high volume of vegetation, often produce large amounts of smoke. The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is a member of the Montana/Idaho Airshed Group, which monitors and limits the accumulation of smoke from controlled burns through scientific monitoring of weather conditions and formal coordination of burns. People with

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BR I E FLY Wiese, Anderson shoot well at golf matches NEWPORT – The Newport golf team played Chewelah and Medical Lake at the Fairways Wednesday, April 24. Newport’s Gage Anderson shot an 84, coming in second place for the boys. Courtney Wiese shot an 87, taking first place for the girls. Neither the boys or the girls had enough golfers to register a team score. The girls competed at the Chewelah Invite Friday, April 26. Wiese came in fourth, shooting an 89. Teams competing included Chelan, Colville, Lakeside, Okanogan, Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Quincy, Chewelah and Kellogg. Newport took third with 470. Newport hosts Lakeside at StoneRidge Golf Course Wednesday, May 1, at 2 p.m.

Arnell takes fourth at Cusick golf match CUSICK – The Cusick boys golf team competed at Chewelah Wednesday, April 24, with Zayne Arnell finishing fourth out of four teams, shooting a 52 on nine holes. Along with Cusick, Wilbur-Creston, Inchelium and Almira-Coulee/Hartline also competed. Dakota Schubert shot a 57, Jacob Tesdahl hit a 58 and Marcus Sheridan hit a 59. Cusick hosted Odessa-Harrington Tuesday at StoneRidge, after The Miner went to press. Coach Jim Sattleen said they were excited to host at StoneRidge for the first time. Subdistricts begin Monday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Meadowwoods Golf Course in Liberty Lake.

Priest River golfers hit the green PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River golf team competed against Bonners Ferry this past week, both on April 23 and April 25. Results were not available at press time. The Spartans traveled to Timberlake to play at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, after The Miner went to press. They host Kellogg at the Ranch Club at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, and then head to districts in Post Falls Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

Commission to meet in Coeur d’Alene COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet May 15 and 16 in Coeur d’Alene. A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Members of the public who want to address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing. All testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items at the meeting. Routine agenda items include setting a season for Chinook salmon, consideration of the fiscal 2015 budget direction, election of commission chairman and vice-chairman, and a briefing on nonbiological rules for game animals. Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director’s Office at 208334-5159 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD).

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finishing fourth in 13.56. She also had the best triple jump of her career, taking another SPIRIT LAKE – It was a day fourth at 31-09. to focus on individual perforFor the boys, junior Andy mances when the Priest River Meyer ran his best 200, takTrack and Field athletes traveled ing eighth in 24.29. Senior to the Timberlake Invite Friday, Jason Oliver ran his best 3,200 April 26. of the year, taking seventh in The Spartans were missing 10:58.72. Freshman Nick Burns about a quarter of their team for improved his long jump to 17-03 various reasons, so they were to take 10th. a little lower than usual in the Senior Steffie Pavey was the team rankings. Out of 11 teams, highest placer for the Spartans. the girls were fourth and the She won the 800 and the oneboys finished ninth. mile run. Beth “As coaches we Bykerk took O N D EC K: focused more on how MEET OF CHAMPIONS second in the great a day it was for Thursday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. shot put. Eric Mcseason bests for all Cracken finished the kids that did compete, and fourth in both the 800 and the it was a great day,” said coach mile. Angel Clark took third in Jared Hughes. the long jump and fifth in triple. Out of the 33 kids that comOther fifth place finishers were peted, 29 had at least one season Elisabeth Young in the 800 and best in an individual event or Kinya Morrison in the 3,200. relay, he said. The boys four-by-200 meter “This shows the kids that the relay took third with a team of hard work is paying off and they Nick Burns, Michael Taylor, Jorare getting better,” Hughes said. dan Otero and Blaine Nelson. Junior Jill Weimer had her best Thursday, May 2, Priest River time in the 100-meter high hur- will take a smaller group to the dles. She placed fifth in 17.29. Meet of Champions at Post Falls She also took two thirds, in the High School. Events start at 2:30 high jump and triple jump. p.m. They’re warming up for Junior Amber Trantum ran districts, which will be the folher best in the 100-meter dash, lowing Friday and Saturday. BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER


Newport senior Alex Abercrombie comes into home plate Tuesday, April 23, against Freeman. The Grizzlies won 17-3 after five innings, when the game was called on the mercy rule.

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NEWPORT – The Newport softball team handily beat Freeman 17-3 Tuesday, April 23, at home. The game was called after five innings on the mercy rule. Newport led 3-2 at the end of the first inning. They added three runs in the second, two in the third and nine in the fourth. Freeman managed one more run in the fifth before the game was called. Bianca Sanchez pitched for Newport and Chaleigh Kirkwood caught. Kirkwood hit a double for Newport. The Griz had a tougher time against Riverside Monday, April 29, losing both games of a doubleheader in six innings each.

Riverside won game one 14-4, the Griz in the second game. They and game two 13-3. lost 13-3 in six innings. In game one, Riverside led 4-0 Riverside dominated from the at the end of the first inning. beginning, scoring two in the Newport scored first and six in the third one in the third, before Newport crossed followed by O N D EC K: home plate with three two runs in the AT LAKESIDE WEDNESDAY, runs in the fourth. Rivbottom of the May 1, 3 p.m. erside responded with inning for the one run in both the Rams. Newport added three more fourth and fifth innings and three runs in the fourth to come within in the sixth to end the game. two, but Riverside came alive and Again Sanchez and Peters scored five in the fourth and three pitched and Chaleigh Kirkwood in the sixth to end the game. was behind the plate. Kirkwood Sanchez pitched for Newport hit a homerun for Newport, until Rene Peters relieved her in and Jensen Kirkwood hit a the fifth. Kirkwood caught. single. McKinsey Madison hit two Sanchez hit two homeruns for singles. Newport, along with a double. The Grizzlies hosted Kettle Falls Peters, Jensen Kirkwood, AberTuesday, after The Miner went crombie and Rylee Moss each hit to press. They travel to Lakeside a single. Wednesday, May 1 to play at 3 Things didn’t improve much for p.m.

Selkirk sweeps St. Michael’s, Reardan IONE – The Selkirk softball team won four games last week, winning doubleheaders against St. Michael’s Tuesday, April 22 and Reardan Thursday, April 25. The Rangers dealt St. Michael’s their first two league losses of the season when they beat them 14-4, 3-0 in games played at Selkirk. In the first game, after St. Michael’s scored in the first inning, Selkirk’s Abiona Carrasco hit a home run to drive in Kirbi Anderson, who got on base with a double. After scoring in both the second and third innings, Selkirk’s Katie Couch hit a three run homerun. Selkirk had three errors in the fifth inning, allowing St. Michael’s to score three runs on one hit. Selkirk continued to score, though, scoring runs in the fifth and closing out the game with a four run sixth inning.

Selkirk had seven hitters with Selkirk coach Cathy Enyeart said. two hits in the game, including Ellie Thursday, April 25, the Rangers Grass, who had a homerun and a played a non-league doubleheader triple, Couch and Carrasco, who at Reardan, winning 4-0 and 12both hit home runs and singles, 11. MacKenzie McAnerin, who hit a Game one was a low scoring aftriple and a single and Josie Miller fair with Selkirk scoring two runs and Kirbi Anderson who each had in the second inning when Anna a double and a Kotzian stroked a two run single. single to put the Rangers There was less O N D EC K: out in front. In the seventh hitting and more AT CURLEW SATURDAY, McAnerin drilled a two run May 4, noon defense in the single to provide the Rangsecond game. ers a couple more runs. Anderson pitched the two hit Anderson shut out the Indians shutout, striking out six and not allowing just one hit. giving up a base on balls. The Ranger defense commitSelkirk scored three runs in the ted just one error and had some second inning when Reiber had the outstanding plays including an only Ranger hit of the game and amazing running catch by Ellie Selkirk scored on a fielders choice Grass and a tremendous job at first and then had two runs walked in. base by Couch who was playing her “Those runs proved to be the SEE SELKIRK, 11A difference in a very tight matchup,”

Cusick baseball 2-2 for week BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

CUSICK – The Cusick Panther’s baseball team has its work cut out for them as they seek a Northeast 1B League playoff berth. “We need to win three of the last four games,” Cusick coach Tell Hamilton said. The Panthers played doubleheaders at home with Wilbur-Creston Tuesday, April O N D EC K: 23 and St. AT NORTHPORT FRIDAY Michael’s Friday, May 3 2 p.m. April 26 last week, winning one game and losing a game against each team. They won the first game 4-3 against Wilbur-Creston in an exciting game that went into the eighth inning. “Wilbur-Creston is a tough team, Hamilton said. “We played great.” Hamilton said Cusick pitcher John Cutshall a good game great and the defense also played well. The game was knotted at three after seven innings, forcing the extra inning. With one out, Ryan Sample hit a triple and Michael Konkright drove him in with a single up the middle. “It was good baseball on both sides,” Hamilton said of the game. SEE CUSICK, 11A

Lady Panthers nearly sweep the week CUSICK – The Cusick softball out five and walked 11 in seven team beat Wilbur-Creston in innings. both games of a double The Panther header Tuesday, April defense held 23, but split with St. O N D EC K: Wilbur-Creston to Michael’s Friday, April AT NORTHPORT FRIDAY, five singles. Jessica 26. May 3, 2 p.m. Nelson was two for Game one against four with a homeW-C went to Cusick with a score run. Lauren Nelson was four for of 19-4. Brianna Balcom pitched four with two doubles and a triple. and Reigan Allen caught. Balcom Haley Adams hit a two RBI triple. struck out four and walked two in Savage and Allen each hit an RBI three innings of work. The defense double. Cassidy Hansen hit the held W-C to three singles for the game winning two-RBI double in game. the bottom of the seventh inning Jessica Nelson had two triples with one out. with three RBIs. “We had a couple of mental Haley Adams had a triple with mistakes along with some errors, three RBIs also. Tiffany Yarber but the offense really stepped up went two for three with two RBIs. and did a good job,” coach Dan Cusick won game two 8-7. Savage said. Shanelle Savage pitched and Balcom caught. Savage struck SEE PANTHERS, 11A



WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Northeast A League Boys Soccer vs. Lakeside at Districts: 4 p.m. - Lakeside Priest River Golf vs. Kellogg: 1:30 p.m. - Ranch Club Golf Course, Priest River Newport Golf vs. Lakeside: 2 p.m. - StoneRidge, Blanchard Newport Softball at Lakeside: 3 p.m. - Lakeside Newport Track vs. Lakeside: 3:30 p.m. - Newport THURSDAY, MAY 2 Priest River Track at Meet of Champions: 2 p.m. - Post Falls Priest River Softball at Districts: 3 p.m. - Timberlake Priest River Baseball vs. Timberlake: 3 p.m. - Timberlake FRIDAY, MAY 3 Cusick Softball vs. Northport: 2 p.m. - Northport Cusick Baseball vs. Northport: 2 p.m. - Northport Newport Baseball vs. Lakeside: 2 p.m. - Lakeside SATURDAY, MAY 4 North B League Baseball Tie



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Cusick’s Derrick Bluff pitched the second game against St. Michael’s at Cusick Friday, April 26, throwing 13 strikeouts in the 3-1 Cusick win.

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NEWPORT – Riverside had the best of Newport in the Northeast A League track and field dual Wednesday, April 24, but the Grizzlies had several outstanding performances that took first place. Riverside won the boys team standings by a narrow margin 48-46, and the Riverside girls won by a farther stretch: 50-37. Zack Chantry won the 200-meter dash in 25.06 seconds. He was also part of the winning 400-meter relay team with Braden Barranco, Kaben Hastings and Coltin Worley. Barranco improved his pole vault to 13 feet, 6 inches to win the event. Worley also took wins in the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump. Other winners for the boys were

Rockey McDaniel in the shot put the top 10 were: Scott McMeen, and triple jump and Eric Cunfifth in the 1,600 and 10th in ningham with a personal record the 800; the 400-meter relay at of 118-10 in the discus. sixth; Worley, eighth in the 300 The Lady Grizzlies dominated hurdles; and Chantry, eighth the field events. Kylin Brown took in the 200. For the girls, Emma the high jump, Erin Rednour won Houck was 10th in pole vault at the pole vault, Hanna Seiler won 7-06. Cusick High School also discus, and Kayla Warner took competed Saturday, but did not javelin. Arielle place. Walden won O N D EC K: Next up Lakeall three of VS. LAKESIDE WEDNESDAY, May side will visit for her events: the 1, 3:30 p.m. another league 100 hurdles, dual Wednesday, long and triple AT SENIOR TWILIGHT Invitational May 1 at 3:30 p.m. jump. Saturday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. The Senior TwiThe Grizzlies light Invitational also competed in the Riverside is Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Invitational Saturday. The boys Hosted by Davenport and Northwere 11th out of 23 schools. The west Christian, the meet is held at girls didn’t have a team score. Davenport High School. Seniors Barranco won pole vault at a are encouraged to wear colorful season best 14 feet, coming off a school-spirited socks. shoulder surgery. McDaniel was The following Saturday is the fifth in triple jump. Others in district meet, held in Newport.


With the aid of super hero socks, Coltin Worley, right, hands off to Kaben Hastings in the four-by-100 meter relay. Newport won in the race against Riverside.

Ranger boys beat St. Michael’s, lose to Reardan Miller pitched the second game. appearances on the day with seven walks,” “He brought the heat,” Selkirk coach Pete Whittekiend said. Whittekiend said. Things didn’t go as well in a nonIONE – The Selkirk Rangers baseball team St. Michael’s managed just one league contest at Reardan Friday, “He brought won both Northeast 1B League games of a hit off Miller, who allowed no April 26. the heat.” doubleheader against St. Michael’s Tuesearned runs, walked none and Box scores weren’t available, but day, April 23, winning 11-4 and 10-0. struck out nine during his five inSelkirk lost 10-6 and 15-3 to the Pete Whittekiend, No. 3 team in the Northeast 2B They jumped out to an nings of work. about Avery early lead in the first game, After jumping out to a League. scoring six runs in the first O N D EC K : three run first inning lead, Miller’s pitchSelkirk’s Northeast 1B League ing against St. three innings. AT CURLEW, SATURDAY, the Rangers tacked on record is 6-6, with an overall reMichael’s Avery Miller racked up May 4, noon another three runs in the cord of 8-8. They are currently in three RBIs on three hits, fourth. fourth place in the league, behind Selkirk Coach including a double in the doubled in the Avey kicked things off with a Republic, Almira/Coulee-Hartline third inning and Emery Maupin hit a big single, bringing home Maupin and Ray and Odessa-Harrington. two run double in the third inning. Davis. Davis got a double. The Rangers hosted Cusick after deadline Dominic Cain struck out 13, allowing One Selkirk batter got on base numerous Tuesday, then go on to play a doubleheader three earned runs, four hits and two walks times without getting a hit. at Curlew Saturday, May 4. The first game in sevens of work. “Mikey Weiss was on base all seven plate will start at noon.

Spartan nine win two, lose two


Cusick, Selkirk perform well at league meet Selkirk girls second behind Reardan

Tokita took third in the 200 and sixth in the 100 and 400. Bridget Fountain was fifth in BY JANELLE ATYEO the 300-meter low hurdles. OF THE MINER While Reardan had the top boys and girls teams, the Lady SPOKANE – For the Cusick Rangers came in second and boys track and field team, the Cusick girls were fifth out three seemed to be of seven teams. the magic number at O N D EC K : On the boys side, a league meet ThursAT DISTRICTS TUESDAY, it was Cusick in day, April 25 hosted by May 7, 10 a.m. fifth and Selkirk St. George’s School at seventh. North Central High School. The Selkirk girls had first Junior Quinton Montgomplace finishes with Georgie ery finished third in all of Shafer in the two hurdle events his events. It was a personal as well as triple jump, and Erin best finish in the 100-meter Rumelhart in the javelin. In dash (12-04 seconds), the 200 second for Selkirk was Katie (25.94), the shot put (36 feet, Dewey in the 200, and Aley 5.25 inches) and the discus Curran in the shot and disc. (109-05). Alex Yarnell was third in triple Cusick teammate Nolan Finjump and fourth in long jump. ley, another junior, was third in For the Ranger boys, Tristan javelin and long jump. His 115- Carmen took sixth in the 200, 06 in the javelin and 17-05 in ninth in the 400 and long jump long jump were also PRs. Finley and 11th in the 400. Sean was also sixth in the 400 and Huntsman was seventh in long seventh in the 200. jump and 10th in the 100, 200 For the Lady Panthers, Baylie and 400. Brown was the top placer. She The teams competed in was second in the javelin and another league meet Tuesday, took third in both shot and April 30, hosted by Valley disc. Her javelin throw was a Christian. Results were not PR at 70-09, as was her mark available before The Miner went in the shot put, 24-09.5. Rina to press.


Cusick freshman Baylie Brown throws discus at a league meet at North Central Thursday. She finished third in discus and shot put.

The District 7 1B/2B meet is Tuesday, May 7 at Mt. Spokane High School. Field events start

at 10 a.m. and running events at 11:15 a.m. with the girls four-by-200.

Priest River heads to districts after packed week BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River softball team finished up Intermountain League play this week, and heads to District May 2 and 7. The Spartans finished the season in third place. The Spartans lost to Timberlake 10-6 Tuesday, April 23. “Although we hit pretty well, our downfall again was errors, six of them in all,” head coach Ron Kruse said. Timberlake led 6-0 heading into the fourth inning, when they scored two more before Priest River got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Priest River managed one run in the fifth and both teams scored two in

the sixth. Priest River’s final run Kellogg’s shortstop hit two of the game came in the bottom of homeruns. Both Ayonna Lentz the seventh, but it wasn’t enough and Destiny Day had triples for to catch up. Priest River. The Spartans split with Kellogg Priest River had similar results Thursday, April against Bonners 25, winning the Ferry Saturday, April first game 11-2 and O N D EC K: 27. They won the first losing 16-11 in the AT DISTRICTS, MAY 2 game of the doublesecond. and May 7, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. header 12-1 with “In the first game at Timberlake Krampert pitched a against Kellogg we no-hitter in a fivewon 11-2 on some really nice inning game. The Spartans had pitching by Brittany Krampert,” three errors that led to one run for Kruse said. “She held a good Bonners. hitting Kellogg team to just four The Spartans lost the second hits.” game 12-8. Krampert was out for She also went two for three at the Distinguished Young Woman the plate with four RBIs. In the competition so Sabrina Brandt got second game, she didn’t pitch as the start at the pitching mound, well and Priest River again had and junior varsity pitcher Vivian problems with errors, seven in all. Reynolds finished the game.

“They both pitched well, each only giving up four hits, but again errors cost us lots of runs,” Kruse said. The Spartans traveled to Sandpoint Tuesday, April 30, after The Miner went to press. They begin the Idaho District I-II tournament Thursday, May 2, taking on Timberlake at Timberlake at 3 p.m. The winner of that game will play the winner of Kellogg versus Bonners Ferry in game 4 of the tournament at 3 p.m. May 7. The losers will play each other, also Tuesday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in game 3 of the tournament. It is a loserout game. The winner of game 4 is the district champion and goes to state. The loser of game 4 plays the winner of game 3 for a trip to state.

Senior Nick Farham pitched the first game. He threw a one-hitter. “He was amazing and was overPRIEST RIVER – The Priest powering their hitters,” Schultz River boys baseball team played said. “His fastball had some pop.” three teams last week, beating Farnham had 11 strikeouts, five Bonners Ferry in a doubleheader walks and didn’t give up a hit till and losing to Timberthe sixth inning. lake and Kettle Falls “That homerun was “We played They hosted Timgreat defense a shot. There was no berlake Tuesday, April behind him and doubt that it was out, it had some timely 23, losing 15-2. “We played five good hit the road behind the hitting,” Schultz innings of baseball, said. Ashton fence in right field.” Priest River coach Brooks went 2-3 Mark Schultz said. with a pair of Mark Schultz, about Tyler They were trailing doubles, Farham by on going into the Barber’s home run against went 2-2 with 3 Bonners Ferry sixth inning, when RBIs, King was 2 errors and Timberlake Priest River Coach -2 with two RBIs. hitting got the better In the second of them. Timberlake game, the Sparscored 13 runs in the final two tans scored seven runs in the first innings. inning and the game was never R.C. Akre pitched four innings really close. for the Spartans, giving up three Akre went 2-5 with five RBIs hits and no earned runs. Nick and a triple in the sixth inning. Farnham pitched the final three “That was a big hit for us and innings. give us a little more of a cushion,” Schultz didn’t fault his team’s Schultz said. Barber went 3-3 batting. The Spartans only struck with four RBIs, and a home run. out once. “That homerun was a shot. “We were hitting the ball right There was no doubt that it was at them and they made the plays,” out, it hit the road behind the he said. fence in right field,” Schultz said. The Spartans traveled to Kettle Dalton Sommer went 1-5 and Falls Thursday, April 25, losing played great defense, he said. 10-8 in a game that came down to Farnham went 2-4 with a RBI, the last inning. Cody Edwards went 1-4 and had a “We started out slow and got good game at first base, he said. behind early,” Schultz said, trailAkre pitched well, Schultz said, ing 7-0 at the start of the fourth putting in a little over five innings inning. on the mound. Priest River batters got cracking “It was an awesome senior day in the fourth inning, scoring eight for us, the boys knew going in runs to take a brief lead. Kettle if we won we still had a shot at Falls tied it up in the bottom of league and they all played well the fourth, before scoring tow in and gave us a shot at it,” he said. the bottom of the eighth to get the Schultz said it was a good senior win. class. Tyler Barber went 2-3 with 2 “This senior class will be RBIs, Jake Perkins went 2-4 with missed,” he said. a RBI and Wyatt King went 1-2 The Spartans are in second with 2 RBIs. place in the Intermountain In an Intermountain League League with a 7-2 record. Timberdoubleheader against Bonners lake currently leads the league. Ferry back at Priest River SaturPriest River’s overall record is day, April 27, the Spartans won 10-2. 6-0 and 13-6. The Spartans played at SandIt was the final home game point after deadline and will for the seniors and the Spartans travel to Timberlake for a doubleclosed it out in fine fashion. header Thursday, May 2. BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

IDFG drafting new elk management plan COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is revising its Idaho Elk Management Plan, which was last updated in 1999. Unlike annual hunting regulations, species management plans provide direction for management of a species for the next 10 years or more. Plans are completed for wildlife that are hunted, fished and trapped, as well as those that are not harvested. Management plans can be rigid, guiding documents that are closely followed with the intent to achieve longterm goals for a particular species.

In the previous plan, elk management primarily addressed the need to manage hunter density and distribution while incorporating population changes. Once complete, the new plan will address hunter preference and current elk numbers in the state. Once completed the IDFG Commission will provide final approval of the plan and its information. Before being adopted, information, including hunter survey results, aerial surveys and current elk population status, will SEE ELK, 12A



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Soccer season ends in overtime BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER


Newport senior Erik Person, center, works the ball past Medical Lake in Tuesday’s senior night game. Medical Lake won 5-1.


FREEMAN – The Newport Grizzlies baseball team was beaten 18-3 by Freeman Tuesday, April 23 at home and lost 19-5 and 11-0 to Riverside Saturday, April 27. Newport showed some O N D EC K : offensive spark AT LAKESIDE, in the FreeFRIDAY, May 4, man game. 2 p.m. After Freeman scored two points in the first inning, Newport answered with three of their own. “Our starting lineup started off well,” Newport coach Sam Castro said. “We had three batters that hit doubles – Bailey Brown, Kyle


Jackson and Chase Slocum “We can see board, losing the first game – this allowed us to put improvement 19-5 but scoring three in points on the board.” the opening inning. The Grizzlies didn’t score each game Austin Krogh hit a again, although they had we play.” double for the Grizzlies in runners in position. that game. Tyler Hunt got “We also stranded run- Sam Castro a pair of singles and Seth ners that inning with bases Newport Coach Hervey, Brown and Jackson loaded,” Castor said. also got hits. He sees the offensive Newport lost the second play as sign the team is improving, game 11-0. While they were hurt though. by seven errors, they did manage “We can see improvement each six hits. Hunt hit two singles and game we play,” he said. The team Brown, DaVerna, Slocum and Heris working hard to maintain their vey also got hits. academics, which has resulted in Newport’s record is 0-14. more players being eligible and givThey played Kettle Falls after ing Newport more consistency. deadline Tuesday and will travel to Saturday Newport played a Lakeside for a doubleheader Friday, doubleheader at Riverside. They May 3. The first game will get uncontinued to get points on the derway at 2 p.m.

Game one against St. Michael’s Friday went to Cusick with a score of 14-13. Shanelle Savage pitched and Adams caught. Eight of the nine starters had at least one hit. Val Keogh and Adams each hit a double. Adams, Balcom and Tiffany Yarber hit a triple each and Adams added a homerun to round out the hitting. Yarber’s triple came in the bottom of the seventh inning with bases loaded and one out. The hit scored

three runs and Seven batters for “We had a couple of the game winning Cusick had hits in mental mistakes along RBI. game two. Jessica “The smile on with some errors, but the Nelson and Balcom Tiffany’s face offense really stepped up had one double when she hit the each and Adams and did a good job,” game winner, added two doubles. is what makes Cusick traveled Dan Savage coaching fun,” to Selkirk to play Savage said. Tuesday, but results Lady Panthers Coach Game two went were not available to St. Michaels at press time. with a score of 18-10. Savage They travel to Northport Friday, pitched and Balcom and Adams May 3, to play at 2 p.m., rounding caught. out regular season play.

|| BASEBALL TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Freeman 18, Newport 3 Freeman Newport

206 55 18 19 0 300 00 3 3 3

Paukert and Smith; Brown and Slocum. W-Paukert. L-Brown (0-1) HITS: Freeman-Kitterman 4, Iris 2, Smith 3, Phipper 2, Crane 2, Paukert, Hoppman, Halpin 2, Beaulaurier 2. Newport-Brown, Jackson, Slocum. 2B-Brown, Jackson, Slocumb, Smith 2, Iris.

Timberlake 15, Priest River 2 Timberlake 200 006 7 15 13 1 Priest River 000 100 1 2 6 6 Tonkin and Allen; Akre, Farnham (5), Perkins (7), King (7) and Barber. W-Tonkin. L-Farnham (2-1). HITS: TL-Cramer, Allen, Masterson 2, Tonkin 2, Galloway, Foster, Johnson 3, Howard 2. PR-Sommer, Brooks 2, Farnham, Edwards, Je. Griffin. 2B-Cramer, Tonkin, Foster, Johnson.

Selkirk 11, St. Michael’s 4 St. Michael’s 000 103 4 3 3 Selkirk 105 203 x 11 8 3 Cyr and Sc. South; Cain and Ross. W-Cain (4-3). L-Cyr. HITS: 2B-St. Michael’s: Cyr; Selkirk: Cain, A. Miller, Maupin.

Selkirk 10, St. Michael’s 0 St. Michael’s 000 00 0 1 5 Selkirk 304 3x 10 8 0

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Priest River 6, Bonners Ferry 9 Bonners Ferry 000 000 0 0 1 0 Priest River 012 021 x 6 7 1 Clarkson and Skeen; Farnham and Barber. W-Farnham(3-1). L-Clarkston.
 HITS: Bonners FerrySkeen. Priest River-Barber, Brooks 2, Farnham 2, King 2. 2B-Brooks 2, Farnham.

Priest River 13, Bonners Ferry 6 Bonners Ferry 000 032 1 6 11 2 Priest River 710 113 x 13 11 3 B. Bennett, Hawks (4), Weir (5) and Clarkson; Akre, King (6) and Barber. W-Akre (2-2). L-B. Bennett. HITS: Bonners Ferry-Skeen 3, Weir, Clarkson, Umphenher, Wood, Hawks, C. Bennett, Blackmore. Priest River-Akre 2, Sommer, Barber 3, Perkins, Brooks, Farnham 2, Edwards. 2B-Skeen, Umphenher, Barber, Brooks. 3B-Skeen, C. Bennett. Akre. HR-Barber.

Riverside 19, Newport 5 Newport 301 01 5 7 6 Riverside 812 8x 19 5 0 Hervey, Brown (1) and Satterlee; McMahon, Caveness (4) and Kramer. W-McMahon. L-Brown. HITS: Newport-Krogh, Brown, Hunt 2, Jackson, Hervey. Riverside-Shuler 2, Harden, Kramer, Trower. 2B-Krogh, Shuler, Trower.

Sa. South and Sc. South; A. Miller and Ross, Weiss (5). W-A. Miller (3-3). L-Sa. South. HITS: 2B-Selkirk: Davis.

Riverside 11, Newport 0 Newport 000 00 0 6 7 Riverside 434 0x 11 8 0

Cusick 4, Wilbur-Creston 3 Wilbur-Creston 100 200 0 3 5 3 Cusick 300 000 1 4 6 2

Jackson and Slocum; Fairbanks, Caveness (4) and Norwood. W-Caveness. L-Jackson. HITS: NewportBrown, Hunt 2, DaVerna, Slocum, Hervey. Home-Shuler, McMackin, Wetherell, Fairbanks 2, Kramer 3. 2B-Shuler, McMackin, Wetherell, Kramer.

Gronlund and B. Rosman; Cutshall and G. Peterson. W-Cutshall. L-Gronlund. HITS: 2B-W-C: C. Magers 2. 3B-Cusick: Sample.

Wilbur-Creston 8, Cusick 0 Wilbur-Creston 401 300 0 8 7 2 Cusick 000 000 0 0 3 6 T. Rosman and B. Rosman; Bluff and G. Peterson, Cutshall (2). W-T. Rosman. L-Bluff. HITS: 2B-Cusick: Shanholtzer, W-C: Bobeau.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Kettle Falls 10, Priest River 8 Priest River 000 800 0 8 8 2 Kettle Falls 123 102 x 10 9 1 King, Brooks (3), Akre (4) and Griffin, Barber(4); Vining, Thompson (4), Disque (5) and Hansen. W-Disque (2-2). L-Akre.
HITS: Priest River-Akre, Farnham, Barber 2, Perkins 2, King, Hass. Kettle Falls-Thompson, Disque, Thomas 2, Vining 2, Hyde, Walker. 2B-Barber, King, Disque, Thomas 2.

The second game wasn’t as good for Cusick, he said, with the Panthers losing 8-0. “They had a big first inning and we never recovered,” he said of Wilbur-Creston’s four run start. The Panthers didn’t hit well and had six errors, he said. “It was the complete opposite of the first game,” Hamilton said. Friday, the Panthers hosted St. Michael’s of Spokane. They lost the first game 10-4. “It was another game where we made errors at the beginning,” Hamilton said. “We didn’t get anything going.” Cutshall pitched again, but didn’t have his usual game, walking several batters. “He had an off day,” Hamilton

SOFTBALL TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Newport 17, Freeman 3 Freeman Newport

200 01 3 4 2 332 9x 17 16 2

Malloy and Jackson; Sanchez and C. Kirkwood. W-Sanchez. L-Malloy. HITS: 2B-Newport: C. Kirkwood. HR-Freeman: Schultz.

Cusick 19, Wilbur-Creston 4 Wilbur-Creston 103 0 Cusick 199 x

430 19 12 0

McCartney and M. Kane; Balcom and Allen. W-Balcom (3-2). L-McCartney. HITS: 3B-Cusick: Adams, J. Nelson 2.

Cusick 8, Wilbur-Creston 7 Wilbur-Creston 000 420 1 7 5 0 Cusick 014 010 2 8 12 0 McCartney and Haglin; Savage and Balcom.


first set of games at that position, Enyeart said. Couch had two hits in the game, a double and a single. The Rangers had seven six other singles one each by Savanah Christman, Anderson, Reiber, McAnerin, Nicole Espe and Kotzian. Game two saw the bats heating up for both teams with Selkirk winning the game with a score of 12-11. Reardan scored a run in the first inning to take the lead. Selkirk responded with five runs in the second. The Indians scored two in the third and added four runs in the bottom of the fourth to


W-Savage (5-2). L-McCartney. HITS: 2B-Cusick: L. Nelson 2, Allen, Savage, C. Hansen. 3B-Cusick: L. Nelson, Adams. HR-Cusick: J. Nelson (2).

Selkirk 14, St. Michael’s 4 St. Michael’s (13-4, 12-3) 100 030 4 2 3 Selkirk (12-2, 10-2) 211 424 14 16 3 Statistics: B. Raynor and B. Urann; Anderson and Reiber. W-Anderson (10-2). L-B. Raynor. HITS: 2B-StM, House. Sel, Anderson, Miller. 3B-StM, Durazzo. Sel, McAnerin, Grass. HR-Sel, Carrasco, Couch, Grass.

Selkirk 3, St. Michael’s 0 St. Michael’s (13-4, 12-3) 000 000 0 0 2 0 Selkirk (12-2, 10-2) 030 000 x 3 1 3 Statistics: House and B. Urann; Anderson and Reiber. W-Anderson (11-2). L-House.

Timberlake 10, Priest River 6 Timberlake 402 202 0 10 8 1 Priest River 000 212 1 6 7 6 Statistics: S. Malloy, B. Krampert. W-Mallow, L-Krampert. HITS: Timberlake-L. Posch 2, J. Kalar, S. Malloy, O. Owen 3, K. Malloy 2, A. Rubyhand, M. Slatterly, D. Mccormick. Priest River-Destiny Day, Alyssa Deal, Brittany Krampert 2, Ayonna Lentz 2, Erika Nelson, Paige Broesch 2, Aimee Warren 2, Michaela Dreyer.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Selkirk 4, Reardan 0 Selkirk 020 000 2 4 8 1 Reardan 000 000 0 0 1 4 Anderson and Reiber; Collins and C. Haack. W-Anderson. L-Collins. 2B-Selkirk, Couch.

Selkirk 12, Reardan 11 Selkirk Reardan

said. The bright spot were the doubles of Ryan Sample and Eli Peterson, who both hit two, although they didn’t score. The Panthers turned it around in the second game, winning 3-1. Derrick Bluff pitched for Cusick, striking out 13, giving up three hits and one run. Gavin Peterson scored first for the Panthers, after getting on base when he was hit by a pitch. He stole a base and was driven in. Elijah Peterson continued the base thievery in the next inning. After he got on base because of an error, he stole second and third, then scored on a wild pitch. Gavin Peterson scored in the third inning. He too stole third, then scored on a fielder’s choice hit by

Derrick Bluff. Hamilton said Cusick has played well one game and poorly the next all season. The same umpires called Wilbur-Creston and St. Michael’s. They noticed it too, he said. “They said we didn’t even look like the same team,” he said. Cusick’s 4-10 record reflects that inconsistency. They are currently in seventh place in the nine-team Northeast 1B League. They played at Selkirk after deadline Tuesday and will travel to Northport for a doubleheader Friday, May 3. Friday’s game will start at 2 p.m. Cusick might play a game Saturday, May 4 against at team from L.V. Rogers of Nelson, British Columbia, although that game isn’t confirmed.

retake the lead 7-5. Selkirk scored four in their half of the fifth to lead 9-7 just to see Reardan take the lead back in the bottom of the inning with four runs to lead 11-9 where it remained until the seventh inning. With one out and runners on second and third, freshman Ellie Grass stroked a two run triple to tie the game and later scored on a past ball to give Selkirk a one run lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Third baseman Christman made the first out on a nice catch on a foul ball. Selkirk committed two errors to put the tying and winning runs on first and second base. Christman made

another nice play on a pop up to record the second out and Anderson got the number four hitter for the Indians to hit a ground ball to Kotzian at second for the final out and preserve the win for the Rangers. Freshman Hannah Rick saw her first action in the pitcher’s circle for Selkirk as she pitched two and a third innings in the game. Extra base hits for Selkirk included the triple by Grass, and doubles by Reiber and Carrasco. Selkirk returned to league play against Cusick Tuesday at home. Results were not available at press time. The Rangers travel to Curlew Saturday, May 4 to play at noon.



Newport. “For us to be competitive against these guys, we’re going to have to have more guys at that skill level,” Person said. Even with his son graduating this spring, Person said he’ll be back coaching next season, as long as there’s an interest from the players. Newport came up against Lakeside in their last regular season game Thursday, April 25. They lost 4-0. In their last home game, Tuesday, April 23, Newport hosted Medical Lake. The Cardinals were up 4-0 before Person scored off a penalty kick late in the second half. Medical Lake added one more after that to end the game 5-1.


Newport nine bested by Freeman, Riverside after strong start BY DON GRONNING

MEDICAL LAKE – Each of the four times the Newport boys soccer team came up against Medical Lake this season, the Cardinals got the better of the smaller Newport team. In the first round of the District playoffs Monday, April 29, No. 2 Medical Lake won 2-1 over No. 3 Newport, but it took until overtime to do it. Newport senior Erik Person scored first to put the Grizzlies up 1-0. Medical Lake scored about 10 minutes later. Regulation ended 1-1, but four minutes into overtime, the Cardinals got the winning goal. That ended Newport’s season

and sent Medical Lake on to play No. 1 Lakeside for the district championship. The game is set for Wednesday, May 1 at Lakeside’s home field. “It was a very competitive game all the way to the end,” Newport coach Jerry Person said of the district game. Newport ended their season third in the Northeast A League ahead of Riverside. They had a 3-7 league record and were 6-9 overall. Coach Person said the team has come a long way. In the future, he’d like to see the team members make a big commitment to soccer and start playing year-round. Medical Lake and Lakeside players do that, and it gives them a big advantage over

050 040 3 12 12 2 102 440 0 11 12 4

Anderson, Rick (3), Anderson (6) and Reiber, Christman (3), Reiber (5); C. Haack and Chilson, S. Haack (5). W-Anderson. L-C. Haack. 2B-Selkirk, Carrasco. Reardan, C. Haack 2. 3B-Selkirk, Graff.

Priest River 11, Kellogg 2 Kellogg 000 200 0 2 4 1 Priest River 006 320 x 11 14 5 Stats: R. Yergler, B. Krampert. W-Krampert. L-Yergler. HITS: Kellogg-A. Specht, Amber Eixenberger 2, A. Barr, H. Zisk, T. Ivie 3, K. Madsen. Priest River-Destiny Day 2, Alyssa Deal 2, Brittany Krampert 3, Ayonna Lentz, Erika Nelson 2, Kaylee Fink, Paige Broesch 2.

Kellogg 16, Priest River 11 Kellogg 302 406 1 16 14 3 Priest River 331 220 0 11 13 7 Stats: Yergler, Krampert. W-Yergler. L-Krampert. HITS: Priest River-Brittany Krampert, Ayonna Lentz 3, Destiny


Day 4, Kaylee Fink 2, Erika Nelson 3, Aimee Warren. Kellogg-B. Howard 2, A. Specht 4, Amber Eixenberger, A. Barr 3, T. Ivie 2, R. Yergler, K. Arthur, K. Bublitz 2.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 St. Michael’s (13-4, 12-3) 320 102 5 13 13 Cusick (5-5, 4-4) 012 501 5 14 14 Statistics: B. Raynor and Uran; Savage and Adams. W-Savage (6-2). L-B. Raynor. HITS: 2B-StM, Graham, Ochin, Isaksun. Cus, Adams, Keogh. 3B-StM, K. Raynor. Cus, Balcom, Adams, Yarber. HR-Cus, Adams.

St. Michael’s (13-4, 12-3) 014 270 4 18 14 Cusick (5-5, 4-4) 141 003 1 10 8 Statistics: Isaksun and Urann; Savage and Balcom, Adams (5). W-Isaksun. L-Savage (6-3). HITS: 2B-StM, R. Raynor, Graham, K. Raynor, Neller. Cus, Adams 2, Nelson, Balcom. 3B-StM, Urann.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Bonners Ferry 121 150 2 12 8 6 Priest River 500 101 1 8 10 8 Stats: M. Carle, S. Brandt. W-Carle, L-Brant. HITS: BF-G. Blackmore 3, M. Carle 2, B. Reasoner 4, L. Taggart 4, S. Roldan 2, M. Ahner, C. Coon 2, C. Copley, S. Hicks 2. PR-Destiny Day 4, Alyssa Deal 2, Ayonna Lentz 2, Kaylee Fink, Erika Nelson 3, Sabrina Brandt 2, Johnna Fitzmorris 2, Angie Taylor, Vivian Reynolds.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Newport 14, Riverside 4 Newport (4-13, 3-12) 001 300 4 7 1 Riverside (16-2, 14-2) 402 503 14 14 2 Statistics: Sanchez, Peters (5) and C. Kirkwood; K. Hunt and J. Hunt. W-K Hunt (13-2). L-Sanchez. HITS: Newport-Sanchez 3, Peters, J. Kirkwood, Abercrombie, Moss. Riverside-K. Hunt 2, H. Pace, Supanchick 2, J. Hunt 2, Winkler 2, M. Pace 3, E. Workman 2. 2B-Sanchez, K. Hunt, Supanchick, J. Hunt 2, Winkler, M. Pace 2. 3B-Winkler. HR-Sanchez 2, K. Hunt.

Riverside 13, Newport 3 Newport (4-13, 3-12) 000 300 3 4 4 Riverside (16-2, 14-2) 206 113 13 14 0 Statistics: Sanchez, Peters (5) and C. Kirkwood; K. Hunt and J. Hunt. W-K. Hunt (14-2). L-Sanchez. HITS: Newport-C. Kirkwood, J. Kirkwood, Madison 2. Riverside-K. Hunt 3, H. Pace 2, Supanchick, J. Hunt, Winkler 2, M. Pace 2, Gifford 2, N. Workman. 2B-K. Hunt, H. Pace 2, Supanchick, Winkler, Gifford. HR-C. Kirkwood.

GOLF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Boys Golf Participating teams: Chewelah, Medical Lake, Newport

Team results: Chewelah 436, Medical Lake 595, Newport incomplete. Individual results: 1, Olson (Che) 78. 2, Anderson (Newport) 84. 3, Long (Che) 85.

Girls Golf Participating teams: Medical Lake, Chewelah, Newport Team results: 1, Wiese (Newport) 87. 2, Hartman (ML) 102. 3, Veltri (ML) 104. Team results: Medical Lake 542, Chewelah and Newport incomplete.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Chewelah Girls Invitational Participating teams: Chelan, Colville, Lakeside, Okanogan, Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Quincy, Chewelah, Kellogg, Newport Team results: Kellogg 360, Lakeside 448, Newport 470, Chewelah 479, Medical Lake 513, Deer Park 521, Colville 528 Individual results: 1, Pouttu (Kel) 79. 2, Q. Cooper (Chelan) 86. 3, Gibbons (Kel) 87. 4, S. Cooper (Chelan) 89. 4, Wiese (New) 89.

SOCCER TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Northeast A League at Newport Medical Lake 5, Newport 1 Scoring: First half - 1, ML, Lawson (Masteller) 20:00. 2, ML, Lawson 37:00. Second half - 3, ML, Lesnykh 50:00. 4, ML, White 65:00. 5, New, Person 68:00. 6, ML, White 73:00. Shots: Medical Lake 22, Newport 16. Saves: Medical Lake, Velazquez 6; Newport, Solis 7.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Northeast A League at Lakeside Lakeside 4, Newport 0 Scoring: First half - 1, Lak, R. Carroll (Middleton) 17:00. 2, Lak, Chernikov (Dewey) 19:00. Second half - 3, Lak, Middleton (Dewey) 54:00. 4, Lak, Williams 59:00. Shots: Newport 7, Lakeside 15. Saves: Newport, Solis 10. Lakeside, Lahue 6, Songstad 1.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 District 7 Round 1 Medical Lake 2, Newport 1 OT Scoring: First half - 1, New, Person, 17:00. 2, ML, White (Hansen) 26:00. Second half - None. First overtime - 3, ML, White (Masteller) 83:00. Shots: Newport 7, Medical Lake 17. Saves: Newport, Solis 12. Medical Lake, Velazquez 5.

TRACK AND FIELD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Northeast A League at Newport Boys team scoring: Riverside 48, Newport 46.

100: 1, Collins (Riv) 12.24. 200: 1, Chantry (New) 25.06. 400: 1, Wilcox (Riv) 54.84. 800: 1, Hart (Riv) 2:11.13. 1,600: 1, Taylor (Riv) 4:43.58. 3,200: 1, Ferraro (Riv) 10:47.12. 110 hurdles: 1, Cameron (Riv) 19.96. 300 hurdles: 1, Worley (New) 46.45. 400 relay: 1, Newport 46.52. 1,600 relay: 1, Riverside 3:41.12. High jump: 1, Reed (Riv) 4-10. Long jump: 1, Worley (New) 18-03.25. Triple jump: 1, McDaniel (New) 38-03. Pole vault: 1, Barranco (New) 13-06. Discus: 1, Cunningham (New) 118-10. Javelin: 1, Allen (Riv) 132-11. Shot put: 1, McDaniel (New) 37-08. Girls team scoring: Riverside 50, Newport 37. 100: 1, Dykeman (Riv) 13.57. 200: 1, Davis (Riv) 28.23. 400: 1, Davis (Riv) 1:03.75. 800: 1, Mildes (Riv) 2:36.45. 1,600: 1, Raymond (Riv) 7:18.92. 3,200: 1, Owens (Riv) 14:04. 100 high hurdles: 1, Walden (New) 15.91. 300 hurdles: 1, Shannon (Riv) 50.82. 400 relay: 1, Riverside 53.31. 800 relay: 1, Riverside 1:55.20. 1,600 relay: 1, Riverside 4:30.14. High jump: 1, Brown (New) 4-06. Long jump: 1, Walden (New) 16-01. Triple jump: 1, Walden (New) 34-05.50. Pole vault: 1, Rednour (New) 7-00. Discus: 1, Seiler (New) 73-10. Javelin: 1, Warner (New) 74-11. Shot put: 1, Chrisp (Riv) 26-08.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Timberlake Invite Boys team standings: 1, Deer Park 211. 2, Timberlake 154. 3, Freeman 95. 4, Bonners Ferry 63. 5, St. Maries 50. 6, Kellogg 42. 7, Stillwater Christian 27. 8, Kootenai 23. 9, Priest River 16. 10, Coeur d’Alene Charter 11. 11, Lakeside 3. Girls team standings: 1, Deer Park 136. 2, Timberlake 115.5. 3, Kellogg 112. 4, Priest River 95.5. 5, Bonners Ferry 71.5. 6, Freeman 62. 7, Kootenai 41.5. 8, Lakeside 22. 9, Stillwater Christian 17. 10, Coeur d’Alene Charter 14. 11, St. Maries 4. Priest River placers: 100: 4, Amber Trantum 13.56. 200: 6, Mollie French 29.16. 800: 1, Steffie Pavey 2:27.84. 4, Erica McCracken 2:41.62. 5, Elisabeth Young 2:42.48. 1 mile: 1, Pavey 5:35.87. 4, McCracken 6:10.87. 3,200: 5, Kinya Morrison 13:40.63. 100 hurdles: 5, Jill Weimer 17.29. Shot put: 2, Beth Bykerk 33-08. High jump: 3, Weimer 4-10. Long jump: 3, Angel Clark 14-06.5. 5, Trantum 14-03.5. Triple jump: 3, Weimer 32-0. 4, Trantum 31-09. 5, Clark 31-06.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Riverside Invite Boys team scoring: Ferris 99.50, East Valley 77, Mt. Spokane 77, Riverside 67, Cheney 49, Colfax 38.50, Lakeside 34, Shadle Park 25.50, Reardan 25, Colville 24, Newport 23, Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia 18, Republic 18, Lind-Ritzville 18, Chelan 17, Medical Lake 16, Wellpinit 13.50, Liberty 7, Northwest Christian 6, Northport 5, Tonasket 2, St. George’s 2, Chewelah 1. Local placers: Pole vault: 1, Barranco (New) 1400. 2, Konrad (MS) 13-06. 3, Schimke (Lak) 13-00. Girls team scoring: Mt. Spokane 120.50, Riverside 106, East Valley 87.33, Colfax 58, Lakeside 47, Colville 40.50, Chelan 34.66, Northwest Christian 27, Cheney 26.66, Tonasket 24.66, Reardan 24, Northport 22, LindRitzville 22, Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia 13.66, Shadle Park 8.66, Ferris 8, Liberty 8, Chewelah 5, Columbia 5, St. George’s 4.66, Republic 3.66, Medical Lake 3.


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Newport senior will cheer at U of M BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – After traveling to Missoula for tryouts in mid-April, Newport High School senior Brittany Hopkins learned she’ll be cheering for another team of Grizzlies next fall. She made the cheerleading squad at the University of Montana. Hopkins will cheer for basketball, volley- Hopkins ball and football, and the cheerleading squad does cheer competitions too. “It’s a really fun environment. Everybody is really spirited here,� Hopkins said of her choice to tryout at the U of M. She’s looking forward to doing partner stunting, which she learned during tryouts. She’ll also do more tumbling as a university cheerleader. Hopkins has been cheering in Newport since seventh grade, and this year she also competed with a cheer team in Spokane through Built It Athletics. The team went to a national competition in Las Vegas and placed in their category. At Newport, Hopkins has also been involved in the National Honor Society and a mentoring program through the Associated Student Body, and she played volleyball in middle school and her first three years of high school. She is the daughter of Kellie and Bryan Hopkins. Her mom was her junior high and high school cheer coach, but she’ll be retiring from varsity cheer when her daughter graduates. Hopkins is unsure what her major will be at the U of M. The acceptance to the cheerleading team doesn’t come with a scholarship, but she will get a stipend, her mom said.

Baldwin graduates from Rocky Mountain College BILLINGS, Mont. – Jessica Baldwin of Newport graduates from Rocky Mountain College with a Bachelor of Science Saturday, May 4. RMC is graduating 220 students. The commencement speaker is astronaut and solar physicist, Dr. Loren W. Acton, a native of Montana. Rocky Mountain College is a private liberal arts college located in Billings, Mont.


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METALINE FALLS – “Lumberjacks In Love” will be back on the Cutter Theatre stage for one more weekend Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12, and reservations are required. “Lumberjacks in Love” features Cutter Players Dave Daniel, John Kinney, Debbie Link, Pete Smoldon, Eric Wittenmyer and Alex Yarnell. The play is directed by Leininger, with music director Donivan Johnson, and Sam Yarnell the creator of the set and stage manager.

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IONE – Mark your calendars and sign up soon for the second annual Tri Town Float Down, scheduled July 20-21 on the Pend Oreille River in the Ione area. In this two-day poker paddle event, participants will start at the Ruby Creek Crossing, Saturday, July 20 between 9 a.m. and noon. Participants paddle 16 miles on the first day picking up ping-pong balls at three stops along the route to Ione Park. Paddlers must finish the route no later than 5 p.m. Day two starts at the Box Canyon Dam, 4 miles north of Ione Park, and culminates at Metaline Park. Float your tube or boat and collect two more poker cards at each end during the 5-mile float. Start time

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PRIEST RIVER – The small Christian private school in Oldtown doesn’t typically send many contestants to the Distinguished Young Women program in Priest River. But after House of the Lord Christian Academy junior Abriana Thompson won the title Saturday night, April 27, she thinks a few more will be interested in coming years. Thompson, the daughter of Tim Thompson and Gina Thompson, was named the 2013-2014 Distinguished Young Woman amongst five other contestants who were judged on scholastics, self expression, fitness, interview and talent as they apply to the program’s mission, to allow the girls to “be your best self.” “They were all a great group of girls. Any one of them could have been chosen and I would have been happy,” said Shirley Sands, chairwoman of the local program.

Fundraising for Metaline fireworks METALINE – Citizens for a Patriotic Fourth have announced their annual fund drive for buying fireworks. They would like local businesses and neighbors to make a donation for the Fourth of July celebration at Metaline Park. Donations can be sent to CFAPF, P.O. 544, Ione WA 99139.

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and family. Thompson won the self expression portion of the program, interview and fitness. The judges’ decision was announced at the end of the night. First runner up was Melton, who also won the talent portion of the program for her piano solo of

“River Flows in You,” by Yiruma. Anna Pavey received the Spirit of Junior Miss award for good attitude, supportiveness and enthusiasm. The Be Your Best Self award and the scholarship award went to Krampert. The scholastic portion was judged on grades, difficulty of classes, classroom performance and national test scores.

Roadless boundaries change COEUR D’ALENE – The chief of the Forest Service is proposing to modify Idaho Roadless Area boundaries for the Big Creek, Grandmother Mountain, Pinchot Butte, Roland Point and Wonderful Peak Idaho Roadless Areas on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The changes will reflect lands acquired within or adjacent to these roadless areas. The lands were acquired in 2008 after the Idaho Rule was established. In addition, the U.S. Forest Service is correcting mapping errors in the Salmo-Priest, and Upper Priest Idaho Roadless Areas, reflecting the boundaries of eligible wild and scenic river corridors in these two roadless areas.

There’s also a proposal to add the Buckhorn Ridge Idaho Roadless Areas to the list under the Kootenai National Forest. The roadless area is located on both the Kootenai National Forest and the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Written comments are being accepted through June 3 to Idaho Roadless Area Idaho Panhandle Correction, Northern Region Regional Office, 200 East Broadway, P.O. Box 7669, Missoula, MT 59807-7669. Email comments to commentsnorthern-regional-office@fs.fed. us, or fax to 406-329-3314. Comments can be reviewed at http://

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Special deadline Tuesdays 2 p.m. 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE May 4th. Time 8:00-5:00. Material and sewing, plus other nice things at 101 Laurelhurst Drive, Newport. (13p) ABANDONED VEHICLE AUCTION Newport Towing. 137 South Newport Avenue, Newport. (509) 447-1200. May 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Viewing starts at 9:00 a.m.. (13) CATTLE PASTURE WANTED Must be fenced and have water source. 10-70 Pairs. (509) 939-8831/ (509) 954-5668. (10HB-4p) CHEWELAH’S 4TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE! Over 35 sale locations! Saturday May 4th, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. www. Enjoy a day full of bargain hunting fun! (12HB-2p) COLLEGE STUDENT Available for summer employment. Experienced office assistant plus have customer service skills. Very Responsible and reliable. References available. Call Courtney (208) 946-6374. (13HB-2) ESTATE SALE 624 West Third Street, Newport. Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon both days. (13p) ESTATE SALE 79 West Jefferson, Priest River. Saturday May 4th 9:00 -5:00, Sunday May 5th 10:00-2:00. Dressers, crafts, chairs, upright freezer and more! (13p) DRYWALL TAPER/ finisher needed, experienced. Must have own transportation and tools. Please send resume and references to or phone (509) 447-3057. (13-3p)

FASHION SHACK 112 Spokane Avenue, Newport. Opening May 1st. Name brand clothing, new and used. See ad in this week’s Miner! (13p) FELLOWSHIP BUILDER COMPANY Building beautiful additions and remodels. Call for free estimates or references from past projects. Russ Bell (509) 671-0937. (12HB-4) IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! Multi family May Days sale. May 4th, 9:00-3:00. 529 West 3rd, Newport. (13p) FLOATING Connect-A-Dock for personal watercraft. 2 years old, great shape. $2100. Will deliver to northeast Washington, north Idaho. (509) 2600290. (10HB-4) FREE INFORMATION WILLS, TRUSTS AND AVOIDING PROBATE Thursday, May 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Denise Stewart Law Office, 301 South Washington Avenue, Suite A, Newport. Coffee and cookies provided. Call (509) 447-3242 to reserve a spot as seating is limited. (10HB-4) FRONTIER VILLAGE FLEA MARKET Gently used items, handmade goods, arts and crafts, yard decor and more. Come see our vendors! May 3rd, 4th, 5th, and second weekend each month, June- October. 1/4 mile south of Diamond Lake. Frontier Village. (509) 671-6668. (11HB-3p) GOLD CANYON CANDLES Great line of fresh smelling candles plus all natural cleaning supplies. Call Joanna (509) 447-2842 to place an order/ host a party! (13p)

HUGE MOVING IN SALE Armoire, desk, beds, toys, tools and much more! Friday May 3rd through Saturday the 4th 8:00-3:00. 514 North Warren Street, Newport. (13p) HYPNOSIS Stop smoking/ lose weight now. Individual or groups. Purposeful Life Mastery Coaching. Dr. Douglas Rigg P.h.D., CHt, (509) 589-0638. (7-tf) JUNK FROM MY TRUNK Vintage junk show June 22nd. Vendor space available. Must be vintage, collectible, antique, repurposed, etc. Highway 2 between Diamond Lake and Newport. (509) 589-0097. (12HB-4) LIKE SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS? Thank organized labor! Celebrate International Workers Day May 1st. Pend Oreille County Democrats. (13) MY SISTER’S COTTAGE Big garage sale Friday and Saturday. 306 South Washington Avenue, Newport. Fabulous stuff at fabulous prices! (13) NEWPORT YARD SALE 146 Laurelhurst at entry to Quail Ridge. Friday May 3rd, Saturday May 4th, 8:00-4:00. Good quality. Some antiques. (13p) OLDTOWN AUTO SALES We buy clean used cars and RV’s. See our complete inventory online at OPEN MIC First Friday of every month. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 North Union, Newport. 7:00 p.m. Admission $2.00. Bring a song or story to share, and watch the stars come out! (48, 52, 4, 9, 13, 18, 22, 26, 31, 35, 39, 44) Find it fast in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.

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BR I E FLY Maws and Paws golf tournament set for May 18 BLANCHARD – A golf fundraiser to benefit Newport’s middle school and high school students will be held Saturday, May 18 at the StoneRidge Golf Course in Blanchard. Sponsored by the Maws and Paws Booster Club, the group is hoping it will become an annual event. The event includes 18 holes of golf, dinner and a chance to win a host of prizes, including a Hawaiian vacation for a hole in one. Awards will be given for the longest drive, the players hitting closest to the pin and a tennis ball challenge. Players will be able to purchase mulligans, there will be a split the pot competition, and golfers can bet on whether they will make a birdie in any of five given holes. Registration begins at noon, with the tournament set to start at 1 p.m. It will feature a shotgun start, with teams teeing off simultaneously from different holes. Registration cost is $75 per player. A full team is not needed to register, individuals can enter and organizers will find them a team. Call 509-671-3736 for more information, including information on how to sponsor a hole.

Davis Lake Grange raising funds for community DALKENA – The Davis Lake Grange has been busy raising money for scholarships, dictionaries for third graders and helping kids go to summer camp programs. “So far we have served coffee and cookies to travelers at the Sprague rest stop,” said Gene Spooner. The grange has also held a chili cook-off among the members, followed by an all you can eat chili feed for the public. The first Saturday of each month the grange also holds an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the grange, located at the corner of Baker Lake and Turner roads in the Dalkena area. The next breakfast will be Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5 for adults, $3.50 for ages 5-12 and under 5 eat free. Later this spring they plan a garage sale.

Share the Dharma May 5 NEWPORT – “Calming the Mind, Simplifying Our Lives,” is the theme for Sravasti Abbey’s Sharing the Dharma Day Sunday, May 5. The day-long event – including guided meditation, a Buddhist teaching, a vegetarian potluck lunch, and after lunch discussion – begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Sravasti Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane near Newport. The abbey offers Dharma Day once a month as an open house invitation for people of all faiths and backgrounds to visit and learn more about Buddhism. Dress is casual; friendly curiosity and openness to learn are the only pre-requisites. Guests are invited to bring a vegetarian lunch item to share. Topics for Sharing the Dharma Day are drawn from the new book, “Don’t Believe Everything You Think,” by the Abbey’s founder, Thubten Chodron. Chodron will give a reading and discussion about this book May 31 at 7 p.m. at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane. There is no charge for events at Sravasti Abbey, and offerings – of food for the community and/ or financial gifts – are always welcomed. For more information and directions call 509-447-5549 or email

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Cusick kids make homes for birds “Grandpa Tom” came to the Bess Herian Elementary School in Cusick April 23 to help the kindergarteners create their own birdhouses. Grandpa Tom donates his time and supplies to area kindergartens, giving the students a unique craft experience.

Learn about Uganda at Dalkena Church DALKENA – The community is invited to learn about a Christian school project that has blossomed in Uganda when Sarah Sityo speaks at Dalkena Church May 8 and 12. Everyone is encouraged to come and hear how Sarah and her husband Robert founded Fountain of Hope Christian School in Bukeeka, Uganda. Since 2006, it has grown from a dozen students to more than 1,000, and their academic scores are among the highest in the nation. Sityo will share the story of

how God protected and provided for them as they worked to build the school, organizers said. They have also started four churches in the area and are involved in a number of other outreaches to the local villagers. Wednesday, May 8 Sityo will share with the Women’s Bible Study Group at 9 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch. At 6 p.m. there will be a community African dinner for no charge, followed by Sityo sharing with children in grades kindergarten through eighth. There are also groups for

Newport, pastel; and Annette Lien of Spokane, drawing. The Best of Show is “Egret,” an oil painting by Nancy Lawder. The Evergreen Art Association, which is open to all persons interested in art, meets monthly in Oldtown. The Evergreen Art Association’s mission is to support and promote all artists in the area and to provide scholarships to a graduating senior in local schools. For more information,

Vote gives Newport team $2,500 NEWPORT – A team from Newport High School won $2,500 for its work to brighten the lives of kids in traumatic situations. They received the most votes in the Hundred Dollar Project. Newport’s DECA Grizzly Bears That Care Team won for their project in which teddy bears are collected for law officers and firefighters to give to children in trying circumstances. Newport student Tamithy Bridges noted that half the homes lost to fire had been occupied at the time by families with children. Earlier this year, 20 teams from Washington and Idaho submitted project ideas for the Hundred Dollar Project, which encourages teens to “start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life or change the world.” The project is sponsored by the Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union. Judges narrowed down the submissions to 10 that were given $100 each. The groups were required to report back with a video showing how they used that money. The Newport team used the $100 to buy teddy bears. In April visitors to hundreddol-

junior high, high school, men and women. Sunday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m., Sityo will be speaking at the adult Sunday school class. This will be followed by church at 11 a.m. and a Mother’s Day barbecue at the Pontius’ home at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Main dish, beverages and table service will be provided. If you are able, bring a side dish, salad or dessert. For more information contact Tim or Denise Pontius at or 509-4470271.

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NEWPORT – WSU/Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners 13th annual Plant Sale and raffle will be held Saturday, May 11 at Newport’s Stratton Elementary School Gymnasium, 1201 W. Fifth St. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the sale will continue until noon or when plants are sold out, whichever comes first. Choose from a wide variety of ornamentals, shrubs, trees and

USK – Dry late summers and falls are usually a fact of life in Pend Oreille County, which means that gardeners must use some kind of irrigation to keep lawns green and vegetables happy. Join the “Growing Your Groceries – Waterwise!” evening class offered through the WSU Kalispel Tribal Extension Program Wednesday, May 8 for tips and techniques to stretch each drop and have the healthiest garden ever. The class is from 6-8 p.m. at the Kalispel Camas Center for Com-

munity Wellness, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk, and is open to the public with a registration fee of $5. To register, call 509-447-2401 or email WSU Master Gardeners Dixie Chichester and Dave Cassel will instruct the class, offering waterwise gardening options from planning to harvest. From droughtresistant plant suggestions and lawn alternatives to how to install drip irrigation systems that water the plants and not the weeds, this class will have something for all gardeners.

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“Where Jesus and Real Life Meet.” Worship Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m. at the Newport High School Real Life Ministries office, 420 4th St. Newport, WA - Office Phone: (509) 447-2164 or Toll Free (877) 997-1200


1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Girls Club, ages 9 to 12, 5:30 to 7:00 pm Soul’d Out Youth, ages 13 thru 19, 6:00 pm Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265

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vegetables, plus special gift items appropriate for Mothers’ Day. Raffle items include gift certificates and great prizes from local area artists, restaurants and shops. Proceeds from the plant sale and raffle will be used to fund a long list of Master Gardener educational projects. For further information call the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension Office in Newport, 418 Scott Ave., 509-447-2401.

Help clean up the highway SACHEEN LAKE – The Sacheen Lake Association is organizing a spring cleaning for area roads. The group will pick up trash along Fertile Valley Road Saturday, May 11, starting at 9 a.m. A clean up along Highway 211 is planned for

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


Be Waterwise at local gardening class website were invited to vote for the project they felt was most deserving of further prizes. More than 2,500 votes were cast. Teen groups from Central Valley and Ferris high schools received $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, for getting the second and third most votes. Central Valley’s LETEM Play project promoted the benefits of music education throughout the region. Ferris High School had the third most votes for a DECA group worked with a culinary class to bake and sell cupcakes. They used that money to set up booths where students created and signed more than 500 get-well cards for children being treated through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Spokane. This was the second year for the Hundred Dollar Project. Last year’s winners were the CV Technology Student Group, which led a project to provide stuffed animals for the Catholic Charities Christmas Bureau; Sandpoint Interact, which raised money to buy basic school supplies for students in Ecuador; and Simply Nutritious, which promoted healthy eating in Ephrata.

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Local artists awarded prizes NEWPORT – The Evergreen Art Association announced the winners of its open juried show held at Create Arts Center in Newport April 27-30. Stan Miller of Spokane, an internationally known watercolorist and juror awarded monetary prizes in each category. Category winners are Nancy Lawder of Elk, oil; Dixie Slator of Spokane, acrylic and photography; Sam Brooks of Newport, watercolor; Carol Wenz of Ione, mixed media; Gloria Whitley of


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the following Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. Each day, helpers should meet at Meyers-Harter Park to organize before hitting the road. A second clean up is planned at the end of summer. SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

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


“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


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.

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.

Diamond Lake Church 326002 Hwy. 2, West of Newport Head Elder Dale French, (509) 447-4565 Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North Pastor Ron Fleck (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


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Health and ‘Fit Together! Challenge’ awards spring trophy Radiologists take prize two times in a row BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The trophy for the spring Healthy Newport Fit Together! challenge remains in the hands of Trimmin’ the Fat, the team from Newport Hospital and Health Services Radiology. The team earned the most points in the six-week challenge, which involves tracking daily steps, eating right and meeting other good-for-you challenges. Teams of eight wore pedometers with the goal of reaching 10,000 steps – about five miles – per day, the recommended amount for a healthy, active lifestyle. Over the challenge, participants logged more than 90 million steps – about 45,000 miles. This time around, teams got extra points if their team included a member who is under 18. Silas Blair was the youngest Fit Together! participant at age 7. He stepped along with The Renovators, a team sponsored by Rural Resources where his grandma, Mary Sterling, works. His mom, Joya Blair of Sandpoint, said Silas was so excited to get his pedometer that he wore it around the house, counting steps for three hours straight. He had no problem meeting the nutrition challenge, even when it came to eating his vegetables. In fact, in the week where the nutrition challenge called for avoiding soda and alcohol, he teased his mom that it would be easier for him than for her. The spring challenge started in late February and wrapped up with a “Soup”erbowl party April 22 at the Newport High School cafeteria. Local chefs entered their best soup in a tasting contest, winners were announced and guests bid on raffle baskets donated by the teams. The Hair Benders team from Anastasia’s Salon received the prize for logging the most steps overall: 5,788,088. The best team photo went to the Red Hot Mammas. This was the third challenge since the program kicked off in 2012. A total 23 teams competed with 184 participants. Upcoming Fit Together! challenges have yet to be announced. Visit for more information.


Healthy Newport’s youngest competitor, Silas Blair, 7, picks a prize for participating in the spring Fit Together! challenge with the help of committee member Susan Chapman. Blair was on a team with his mom, aunt and grandma.

Top 10 point finishers: 1) Trimmin the Fat (Newport Hospital and Health Services) - 2831 points 2) Paper Weights (The Miner) - 2,823 3) Walkin’ the Talk (Eastern Washington University Early Head Start) - 2,768 4) Xman and the Acute Care Clan (NHHS) - 2,737 5) Hair Benders (Anastasia’s Salon & Spa) - 2,723 6) Red Hot Mammas - 2,721 7) Losin’ the Cushion (NHHS Long Term Care) - 2,657 8) Calorie Crushing Cougars - 2,574 9) Re-bad (NHHS Physical Therapy) - 2,549 10) Mission Slim possible - 2,548

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Hospital provides for Meals on Wheels BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport Hospital and Health Services lends a hand to the Meals on Wheels program in more than one way. Not only are the hot meals delivered to local seniors made in the hospital kitchen, the staff has their own way of getting behind the senior nutrition program. During the March for Meals campaign, hospital staff held a variety of fundraisers in support of the program – from a silent auction for a gift basket to selling raffle tickets for a Kindle e-reader. They raised more than $1,700. The local Meals on Wheels program is organized through Rural Resources Community Action, based in Colville and serving the tri-county area. The organization contracts with the Newport Hospital to cook the meals three times a week, and volunteers pick up the food and deliver it door to door for those in need. “I think of this gift as a double whammy,” said Darlene Visger, senior nutrition program assistant with Rural Resources. While the donation benefits the program for seniors, it also helps support local jobs at the hospital. Meals on Wheels served 4,500 meals in Pend Oreille County last year, delivering hot or frozen meals to seniors who need a little


Hospital staff that helped raise money for Meals on Wheels pose with the program’s coordinator. They are: Jackie Naccarato, left, with her kids Lexi and Chase Scott, Darlene Visger, the senior nutrition program assistant to Rural Resources, Deanna Watson, and Katie Weber.


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Weight loss tips for real life Chances are you’ve been down the weight loss road before. And chances are just as good that you’ve gained it all back. But don’t despair; there are ways to avoid the dreaded yo-yo. Harley Pasternak, best-selling author and the go-to trainer for A-list stars, answers some common questions about how to lose weight – and the tools needed to keep it off.

What’s the biggest mistake people make when it comes to weight loss? Too many people set unrealistic expectations from the start. Extreme diets don’t work. You can’t sustain that kind of deprivation over the long haul, and you’re setting yourself up for failure. For sustained weight loss, you need a diet and exercise plan that you can maintain. It starts with setting realistic goals. Check with your doctor first, but for most people, losing one to two pounds a week makes sense.

How should I get started and pick the right plan? Instead of starving yourself or risking injury by over-exercising, focus on being active throughout the day. Park your car farther away from your destination, take the stairs, make social plans walking distance from home or work; every step adds up. When deciding on a diet plan, do your research. I believe in Shaklee 180 because it is consistent with what I’ve been teaching my clients for years and is

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Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Newport NEWPORT – Residents living in and around Newport can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The Eagles Club will host a Life Line Screening Thursday, May 16 at 236 S. Union Ave. The screenings focus on stroke prevention, providing testing for the three leading causes of stroke including high blood pressure, carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability, and 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke. Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient, providers said. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong


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Deliciously heart healthy dishes Chef Antonia Lofaso’s surprisingly easy tips for great tasting food for the heart Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States; yet, it is largely preventable with the help of a hearthealthy diet. Celebrity Chef Antonia Lofaso, a fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars,” knows firsthand how important it is to eat heart healthy. Her mother was recently diagnosed with early signs of heart disease, and both women have been working together to make small changes in the kitchen. Here are a few of their favorite heart-healthy eating tips: • Pantry Potential: Fill the pantry with heart-healthy surprises that add crunch, dimension and layers of flavor without too much salt, fat and sugar. Good solid flavor boosters include nuts or homemade croutons, flavorful soups as readymade marinades, dried fruits for balanced sweetness, and herbs and spices. • Swap it Out: Any heart-healthy eating plan needs to taste good, so consider swapping out ingredients in family favorite recipes, like lasagna. Consider subbing out ingredients like heavy cream and cheese with ingredients that naturally boost flavor, like acid from citrus fruit or even lower sodium cream of chicken or mushroom soup. • Look at the Label: When grocery shopping, read labels to identify high-quality ingredients and products that are heart healthy. Not quite sure what to look for? The American Heart Association makes it easy with their Heart Check mark, which indicates a product has met their criteria for a heart-healthy food. For more heart healthy tips, visit

Goat cheese panzanella with chicken, tangerines and tomato vinaigrette A fresh, seasonal take on Chef Lofaso’s famous Panzanella salad from her acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant, Black Market Liquor Bar, this recipe takes cues from her Italian roots and features vibrant vegetables, such as arugula and red onion as the base. Chef Lofaso substitutes tangerines instead of a traditional tomato to add sweetness and acid, and boosts the flavor of the vinaigrette with Campbell’s Healthy Request Tomato soup.

This dish is perfect for any night of the week and even easy to assemble for a heart-healthy lunch at work. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 4 servings 3 oz. crumbled reduced fat goat cheese 6 cup arugula 6 tangerines, supremed (peeled and sectioned) 2 - 4 oz. butterflied chicken breasts ½ small red onion, shaved 4 pieces whole grain 100 percent whole wheat bread 1 T extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 2 T condensed tomato soup 3 T chopped flat leaf parsley 4 T freshly picked basil 2 T chopped shallots (or 1 t of chopped garlic if shallots are unavailable) ½ t salt and pepper

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Itchy skin a summertime hazard From bug bites and dry skin to poison ivy and chronic skin conditions, itching makes life very uncomfortable. And it’s an annoyance that gets under just about everyone’s skin. Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults have suffered from some kind of itch in the past 12 months; and for 26 percent of those polled, the itch was bad enough to see a healthcare professional, according to a recent poll conducted online by Harris Interactive for TriCalm, a new antiitch gel. You know it when you feel it, but what exactly is an itch, and is there anything you can do about it?

Anatomy of an itch The skin is your largest organ, and the average body is covered by about 20 square feet of it. Because it’s so large and exposed, it comes in contact with a lot of potential irritants. Itching, known as pruritus, is a built-in defense mechanism against those irritants.


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When is an itch more than just an itch? It’s obvious when an itch is caused by a bug bite or poison ivy. But what if you’re not sure what’s causing the itch? • Dry Skin — Itching that doesn’t come with obvious skin changes, like a rash, is most often due to dry skin, also known as xerosis. Dry skin usually results from environmental factors like hot or cold weather with low humidity, and washing or bathing too much. • Skin Conditions — Eczema, psoriasis, scabies, hives, and chickenpox can cause itchy skin. The itching is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as bumps, blisters, and red, irritated skin. • Internal Diseases — These in-

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Protect young eyes in the technology age Whether it’s a tablet with an educational purpose or a big screen displaying the latest video game, the use of electronic technology is skyrocketing among kids. In fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children ages 8 to 18 spend more than 7.5 with electronics every day. Unfortunately, all of that screen time can cause eye fatigue, and ultimately have an impact on your child’s overall vision and eye health. To view things closer, our eyes automatically adjust by

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MEALS | Likes visitors the past, the Meals on Wheels program has contracted with the grieving the loss of her husband local restaurant to serve the food. and needed some help during her The March for Meals campaign trying time. People like that use has been going since 2002 “so no the Meals on Wheels program for senior goes hungry,” according to a short time. the slogan. Others have difficulty cooking Also during the annual fund for themselves but are otherwise drive, Mountain West Bank’s independent enough to stay at Newport Branch secured a cortheir own homes. porate donation of $2,500. That For the seniors “It’s more than the meals. money will stay on the program, with the local Meals on Wheels Sometimes the drivers are program in Pend brings much more the only people they see.” Oreille County. than just hot food. Stratton The regular visit Darlene Visger Elementary from volunteers is Senior Nutrition Program Assistant students held a something seniors change drive that look forward to, raised money and once in a while it’s a lifesaver. for the program. Thrivent for “It’s more than the meals. Lutherans donated $300. Efforts Sometimes the drivers are the by hospital staff raised the followonly people they see,” Visger said. ing amounts: Kindle raffle $907, Meals on Wheels drivers keep basket auction $605, Mary Kay an eye on the seniors they serve, party $182, and miscellaneous and they notice when somedonation $20. thing’s amiss. Visger said volunTo send a donation of your own, teers have rescued people who make checks payable to Rural have fallen and were unable to Resources Senior Nutrition, 956 call for help. S. Main, Colville, WA 99114. For some, the program provides If you or someone you know frozen meals to keep them fed would benefit from a hot meal, through the weekend. Currently, call Rural Resources at 877seniors in the Ione and Metaline 219-5542 and ask for Anita or Falls area get frozen meals. In Darlene. FROM PAGE 3B

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Betty Jane (Hopkirk) Schoepf Newport

Betty Jane (Hopkirk) Schoepf, a long-time Sacramento resident, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 26 in Newport, where she had resided in recent Schoepf years. She was 87. An accomplished soprano and former student of the late Joyce Cline, she was active for many years in local theatre productions in Sacramento and sang in a number of choruses and church choirs. In Newport, she was a member of the United Church of Christ and sang in the choir. Always a poetess, she wrote a short poem a few days before her death in honor of a fellow assisted living member who had turned 108. In Newport she will be remembered for originating a senior citizens theatrical group “The Well-Cured Hams.” She was also involved in Create and Northwest Performing Arts. Mrs. Schoepf was born May 5, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of David and Lillian Hopkirk. Not long after her birth, her parents relocated to her paternal grandparents’ farm in Lockridge, Iowa, and eventually to the nearby farm of her pioneer great-grandparents. She attended and graduated in 1942 from Lockridge School, at that time a K-12 school where she was the valedictorian. After graduation, she became a woman’s ordinance worker (WOW) at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and became an expert on the metal lathe. With the relocation of her parents and siblings to Sacramento in 1944, she moved shortly thereafter to that city, became a student at Sacramento Junior College and graduated with the highest honors. She was married three times and out-lived all of her husbands: Charles J. “Jack” Gibbs, Harold Johnson and John Schoepf. From her marriage to Gibbs she is survived by her son, David Jay Gibbs, a resident of Newport, his wife Kim and their three children: Carol Cherry of Sacramento, Bonnie Quintin of Athol, Idaho, and Becky Gibbs of Spokane. She had three great-grandchildren: Garrek Cherry, Gabrielle Cherry and Dylan Burkey. She is also survived by a sister Carolyn Betteridge of Sacramento and a brother, John D. Hopkirk, of Albany, Calif. She worked as a bookkeeper, accountant, and an enrolled agent for a number of Sacramento businesses, most notably Huhn and Associates. Prior to that career, she was a secretary and office manager for the California Hay, Feed and Grain Dealers Association. Always a diva and always the entertainer, she brought joy and laughter to her friends and family. Although continually in pain from an auto-immune disease, fibromyalgia, she managed to place the needs of others ahead of herself. Her presence at events of family and friends will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Schoepf at the United Church of Christ in Newport Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. A light luncheon will be served afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to a local charity. A burial service will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento



Dustin A. Pelican, 34, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear/failure to pay legal financial obligation fines. He is 5 Pelican feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Mead area. Kelly D. Warren, 38, is wanted


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

Charles “Vince” Vincent Heintzelman Newport

Charles “Vince” Vincent Heintzelman was born May 1, 1944, in Brookfield, Mo., and after a courageous fight with Crohn’s disease for 45 Heintzelman years, passed away in his home in Newport April 27. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 50 years, Brendia; son Charles “Chuck” Jr.; daughters Christine, Cherie and Candace “Candy;” 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his mother, Betty Ann; brothers William “Bill,” and Clinton “Clint;” and sister Sue Ann; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father, Leo. In 1962 he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired after 17 years with a medical discharge after serving our country during the Vietnam War. He went back to school and obtained his Associate of Arts and Sciences in electrical and hydraulics, graduating at the top of his class. He did electrical work on lumber stackers for 16 years and continued consulting worldwide for four years after that. In 1966, Mr. Heintzelman was stationed for temporary duty in Fairbanks, Alaska. This experience changed his life forever. While there he discovered the world of dog sled racing. When he got home, he convinced his wife Brendia that they should look for their first Siberian Husky, Kado. It was perfect, as she could show them and he could race them. They used only Siberian Huskies for a few years before he wanted to go faster and be more competitive. He continued to race sled dogs for 31 years. It became his wife’s hobby, his children’s hobby and even several of his grandchildren joined their “papa” in dog sled racing. He was able to recognize his dream and took his dogs, wife, and two grandchildren to race in Alaska in 2005, 2006 and 2007. His granddaughter continued on with his dream moving to Alaska and working with sled dogs while going to school in Fairbanks where it all began. He kept several dogs even after his health deteriorated beyond his ability to race dogs. It was his life and his passion, claiming even a month ago that he would race again. There will be a viewing at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home Thursday, May 2 between noon and 6 p.m. A Rosary will be held at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Friday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Newport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to the Newport Hospital and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at


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.



on two Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear/failure to pay LFO fines. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 163 pounds, with brown hair and Warren brown eyes. His last known address was in the Ione area. Marty L. Moody, 48, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of driving while suspended and reckless endangerment. Moody He is 6 feet tall and weighs 290 pounds, with hazel hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Newport area.

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

PEND OREILLE COUNTY Monday, April 22 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report that Chevy truck went off the road and hit a tree, unknown injuries. ACCIDENT – LeClerc Rd. N., Ione, report of a vehicle deer collision. FORGERY – Thompson Rd., Newport, report that ex-wife forged legal documents. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Skookum Meadow Drive, report of mailbox knocked over again. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Greenhouse Rd., Ione, report that vehicle pulled up to turnaround and dumped something out. ARREST – Tyler Clinton Turner, 40, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. Tuesday, April 23 NOISE COMPLAINT – Hwy. 20, report of noise coming from business. ILLEGAL BURNING – Davaz Carlton Rd., report that subject is burning, possibly without a permit. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Knott Rd., report of odd activity around residence. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Fertile Valley Rd., report that subject on county property cutting wood against signs posted. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – W. 5th St., Newport, report of problems with vehicle speeding in area. ANIMAL PROBLEM – W. Pine St., Newport, report that dog has been trying to enter emergency room for last two days. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that male yelled obscenities at respondent. BURGLARY – Berry Rd., report of residence and shop broken into. BURGLARY – River Rd., report of residence broken into. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Amber Lane, report of female out of control. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES



– Coyote Trail Rd., report of people in complainant’s driveway, unknown who they are. Wednesday, April 24 SUSPICIOUS PERSON – W. 1st St., report of man and woman sleeping in the restroom for two nights. DECEASED PERSON – Hyw. 20 ARREST – Chad Nathan Dunn, 37, of Spokane and Robert Anthony Monroe, 53, of Newport were transported to Pend Oreille county Jail on warrants. DECEASED PERSON – River Road, respondent found friend deceased. BURGLARY – W. Kelly Drive, report of residence broken into, windows broken, vehicle missing. THREATENING – Terrace Ave., report of survey crew threatened earlier today by male. HARASSMENT – Larsen Blvd., report that known subject swerved vehicle at complainant. ARREST – Michael G. Shelly, 32, of Newport was arrested on a local warrant. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – Hwy. 2, report of female in a white SUV crying. ARREST – Thomas Chy McGuire, 42, of Cusick was arrested on a warrant. Thursday, April 25 WEAPON OFFENSE – Hope Rd., report that neighbor is shooting. RECOVERED VEHICLE – Winchester St., report of possible stolen vehicle at this address. RECOVERED VEHICLE – Power Lake, report of recovered ATV, stolen locally. FIRE – Spring Valley Rd., report of brush fire out of control. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle tailgating complainant, swerving over lines. ARREST – W. Walnut St., Newport, Kelly Rose Bemis, 30, of Newport was arrested for unlawful possession of a legend drug and third degree theft. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Joey D. Morning Owl, 27, of Spokane was arrested on warrants. ARREST – W. 4th St., Robert J. Kelly, 19, of Newport was arrested on a warrant. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – Whitetail Rd., report of vehicle with door open and a hose in another car possibly siphoning fuel. ARREST – S. Scott Ave., Roy Mitchell Moore, 28, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. Friday, April 26 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Deeter Rd., report of garage door open on residence that’s not normally open.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of contraband found in jail. FIRE – Deer Valley Rd., report of fire in the trees. ANIMAL PROBLEM – Watertower Lane, report of four llamas on complainant’s property again. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Coyote Trail Rd., report that female was assaulted. VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER – Regal Rd., report of video taken that violates the court order the complainant has against the respondents. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. 8th Ave., report of strange phone messages coming to complainant’s son. FIRE – Bergen Rd., report of brush fire out of control. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Trask Pond Rd., report of male seen rummaging through a car. TRESPASSING –Calispel Trail Loop, report that neighbor is chasing two known persons off property after confronting them. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Scotia Rd., report of truck is parked outside with unknown people inside. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of possible rollover accident unknown injuries.

who he was. BURGLARY – Hwy. 211, Newport, report that someone is in complainant’s camper trailer. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Ione area, complainant reports something that looked like a burning balloon floating in the sky.

Saturday, April 27 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Hwy. 2, report of suspicious vehicle at entrance to the park. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – S. Spokane Ave., report that house was egged last night. WEAPONS OFFENSE – Spring Valley Rd., report of subjects shooting automatic weapons. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – W. 4th St., report that garage was egged overnight. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Hwy. 31, report of male walking in roadway may be intoxicated. JUVENILE PROBLEM – S. 2nd Ave., report of intoxicated juvenile.

Thursday, April 25 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 57, Priest River DRIVING WITHOUT PRIVILEGES – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, a 28-yearold Oldtown man was cited and released for driving without privileges. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, Pamela Clark, 50, of Sandpoint, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Sunday, April 28 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Ashenfelter Bay Rd., report of subjects camping overnight down by the public access. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 5th St. Newport, report that elderly female is cussing and yelling at everyone who walks by. BURGLARY – C Street, Metaline Falls, report that garage was broken into sometime last night. THEFT – Main Ave., Metaline, report of a 40s galvanized bathtub and a stainless steel commercial dishpan stolen from yard. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Box Canyon Rd., Ione. Report of male subject was on the property and they don’t know


p.m. - Priest River City Hall Bonner County Fair Board: 6 p.m. - Fairgrounds Office in Sandpoint Blanchard Tea Party: 6:30 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint TUESDAY, MAY 7 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille


WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, April 22 RUNAWAY JUVENILE – 8th St., Priest River ARREST – Stone Rd., Blanchard, Cheryl Rawson, 48 of Spirit Lake was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant. DOMESTIC DISPUTE – S. State Ave., Oldtown Tuesday, April 23 SEX OFFENSE – Fallis Lane, Oldtown THEFT – Hwy. 2, Priest River Wednesday, April 24 GRAND THEFT – Santiago Rd., Blanchard RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River ARREST – Tweedie Rd., Blanchard, Tracey C. Fuller, 41, of Newport was arrested on misdemeanor warrants.

Friday, April 26 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 57, Priest River DRIVING WITHOUT PRIVILEGES – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, a 28-yearold Oldtown man was cited and released for driving without privileges. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, Pamela Clark, 50, of Sandpoint, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. BURGLARY – Hwy. 41, Blanchard ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River, report of hit and run. GRAND THEFT – Krupps Rd., Spirit Lake CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Old Priest River Rd., Priest River Saturday, April 27 HARASSMENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River Sunday, April 28 No reportable incidents.


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NURSING OPPORTUNITY Life Care Center of Sandpoint RN | LPN Full-time evening shift positions available for Idaho-licensed nurses. Long-term care experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits in a teamoriented environment. Vickie O’Connor, 208-265-9299 | 208-265-9710 Fax 1125 N. Division St. Sandpoint, ID 83864 Vickie_O’ Visit us


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REPORTER For award winning weekly community newspapers. Full time plus medical benefits. Excellent writing and organizational skills. Photography skills a plus. Must work well under deadlines. Send cover letter, resume to: The Miner Newspapers, 421 South Spokane Avenue, Newport Washington 99156 or (12tf) RECEPTIONIST Counseling Services: full time, union position. Salary: $2,285.89/ month plus benefits. 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 the County website www. Application deadline: May 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm. (13-2) Every day is Sale Day in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Read them every week.

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Real Estate Wanted Mobile/Mfg. Homes Commercial Property Yard Sale Misc. Wanted Boats & Motors Cars & Trucks Motorcycles Recreational Vehicles Machinery, Tractors Logging Timber Farm & Ranch Animals for Sale Notices



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3 BEDROOM TRAILER No pets. Lazy Acres Trailer Park. Newport. (208) 4374502. (7-tf) 2 BEDROOM 1 bath mobile between Priest River and Newport. No pets. Rent negotiable plus deposit. (208) 4374502. (8-tf) 1200 SQUARE FEET Cathedral ceilings. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. First plus deposit, includes water/ sewer/ garbage. Priest River. (208) 448-1823.(9-tf) DOUBLEWIDE 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage, office, Pend Oreille River lot 12 miles north of Newport. $700/ month plus $600 deposit. Sewer and water paid. No smoking, no pets. (509) 447-4629. (11-3p) TWO BEDROOM 2 bath house in Cusick. $650/ month. Good credit and references required. (801) 835-3440. (12-3p) ECONOMICAL 2 bedroom apartment in Newport. Walking distance to all services. All utilities are included. Clean and well maintained. Includes range and refrigerator. No pets. No smoking. $535/ $400 deposit. References and background check required. (208) 660-2164. (11-3) RENT: NEWPORT 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment No smoking. No pets. Tenant pays electric. Owner pays water/ sewer/ garbage. $300 deposit, $300/ month. Donna (509) 671-1118. (11-3p) Miner want ads work.




NEWPORT HOUSE Near schools and park. 3 bedroom, 1 bath with carport. $650/ month. 1st and last. $500 damage/ cleaning deposit. No smoking! No pets! Shawgo Brothers, LLC. (509) 550-9083/ (509) 447-2346. (11-3p) METALINE FALLS WASHINGTON Very nice, large 1 bedroom apartment, Jacuzzi tub, dishwasher. Post Office building. Water, sewer, garbage and internet included. $465/ month plus deposit. (208) 610-9220. Other rentals available. (11-3) IN NEWPORT Retired couple will rent lower floor in their home to single person. Furnished bedroom, living room, includes range, refrigerator, television, internet access. No smoking. Personal references. $250. (509) 447-5209, (509) 671-0171. (12-3) DIAMOND LAKE AREA Custom home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, attached garage. No pets. $725/ month (208) 610-6870.(13-3p)

NEWPORT HOUSE 3 bedroom 1 bath with carport near park and schools. Finished 32x42 shop with full bath, office/ kitchen. $155,000 owner contract. Shawgo Brothers, LLC. (509) 447-2346 or (509) 550-9083. (13-tf)





COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in strip mall. Available immediately. 1200 square feet, 301 West Spruce Street, Newport. Lease negotiable. (509) 954-8467 or (509) 747-7134. (12-6p)



Oldtown Auto Sales

303 N. State Ave. • Oldtown


Let us Sell your Car, Truck or RV We charge 10% or a minimum of $200

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 $26,995 2008 Ford F150 4x4 XLT $21,995 2003 Buick Park Avenue $7,995 2000 GMC ExCab 4x4 $7,495 1940 Dodge 4D Sedan $5,995 2000 Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD $4,995 2003 Ford Focus 4D $4,695 1998 Dodge Durango 4x4 $4,495 1995 Cadillac Deville 98k $3,495 1995 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 $2,995 2002 Saturn 4D $2,495 1995 Buick Lesabre 4D $2,195 1990 Ford F250 4x4 $1,995 2002 Chev Express Van $1,995 1994 Ford Cargo Van $1,495 1971 Honda CT 90 Motorcycle $750 2002 Tahoe 25ft Trailer $11,495 1999 Kit 30ft 5th Wheel Trailer $9,995 1995 Layton 5th Wheel Trailer $7,995 1949 John Deer Tractor $4,995 1973 Concord Motorhome 20FT $2,995

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ZECHARIAH a three year old, has been at the Panhandle Animal Shelter for well over a year! It is difficult to place large black dogs, but sweet Zech loves people and plays well with other dogs. Please consider adding Zech to your family before any more of his life is wasted away! $85 will buy you all the love this neutered/ vaccinated boy can give. Call Ponderay Animal Shelter at (208) 265-7297. (26p) 7 FREE PUREBRED Female Mastiff. Call for details. (509) 671-7777. (13)



WARM. FUN Professional Couple Eager To Provide Your Child With Love And Happiness Forever. Expenses Paid. Ann and Peter. Call 1-800-593-1730 ADOPT: Loving Family longs to provide Everything for 1st baby. Beaches, Laughter, Financial Security. Tina 1-800-933-1975. Expenses paid. EDUCATION/CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 866-673-6209. EVENTS-FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details.

LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (425) 803-9061. BAJILLIONS STILL AVAILABLE for good R.E. Contracts, Notes and Annuities. Receiving Payments? It may be time to give us a call. Skip Foss 800-6373677. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS from only $3997.00 -- Make and Save Money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: 1-800578-1363 Ext. 300N HELP WANTED -DRIVERS DRIVERS - CDL-A. Regional Flatbed Drivers.** Pay Increase**.40 CPM. Tarp Pay. Drop Pay. O/O Pay. Safety Bonus & Paid Vacation. Excellent equipment & Full Benefits! Consistent Miles & Hometime. 1 yr. Exp. Req’d 800-762-3776 DRIVERS -- Tired of Being Gone? We get you Home! Call Haney Truck Line one of best NW heavy haul carriers. Great pay/benefits package. 1-888-414-4467. DRIVER -- One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDLA, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 LEGAL SERVICES

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You too can Advertise Weekly for only $8.00 Call 447-2433 ATTORNEYS Law Office of Denise Stewart

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


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


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

Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy

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

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

OPTOMETRIST Newport Vision Source

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

Newport Dental Center

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

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

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HEALTH CLINICS Kaniksu Health Services Priest River Medical Clinic

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

Camas Center Medical & Dental Services 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 447-7111 - (509) 445-1152 fax

HYPNOTHERAPY Purposeful Life Mastery Coaching

Dr. Douglas Rigg, P.H.D., CHt Registered Hypnotherapist Stop Smoking, Weight Loss, Motivation Individual and Groups - 509-589-0638

PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services

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

Core Physical Therapy

at Club Energy • Newport Gary Schneider PT • (509) 671-3122 Monday thru Friday By Appointment


Patients seen at Newport Hospital twice a month 509-926-2848 -- Call for appointments

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We Have a Million Ideas for Our Customers! 421 S. Spokane, Newport -- 447-2433

REAL ESTATE Richard Bockemuehl

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

2013110 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7763.27420 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor in interest to Washington Mutual Bank Grantee: Brett Hebdon and Karen





Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On May 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the

Hebson, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2004 0276797 Tax Parcel ID No.: 453015 11 0001 Abbreviated Legal: 1-56 f8 E1\2NE1\4NE1\4 LYING SOUTH OF COUNTY RD #133 15-30-45, Pend Oreille Co., WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of

highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Pend Oreille, State of Washington: That part of the East half of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 15, Township 30 North, Range

45, East of the Willamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington. More Accurately Described As: That part of the East half of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 15, Township 30 North, Range 45 EWM, lying South of County Road #133, Pend Oreille County,

Washington. Commonly known as: 102 Enchanted Forest Lane Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 08/17/04, recorded on 08/27/04, under Auditor’s File No. 2004 0276797, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from CONTINUED ON 13B

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24 hr. Commercial/Public Card Lock Fuels INCLUDE: • Highway Diesel • Off-Road Diesel • Unleaded Gasoline HOME DELIVERIES INCLUDE: • Stove Oil • Furnace Oil • Highway Diesel • Off-Road Diesel • Unleaded Gasoline Propane, Lubricants, Filters and Fuel Additives Available On-Site

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CONTINUED FROM 12B Brett D. Hebdon and Karen L. Hebdon, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Land Title, a Washington corporation, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Washington Mutual Bank, a Washington corporation, as Beneficiary. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 1/23/2013 Monthly Payments $27,848.42 Lender’s Fees & Costs $137.72 Total Arrearage $27,986.14 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $472.50 Statutory Mailings $30.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $572.50 Total Amount Due: $28,558.64 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $107,180.35, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 03/01/10, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession,

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 womenandpeoplesecuring 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)

encumbrances or condition of the Property on May 10, 2013. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 04/29/13 (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 04/29/13 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 04/29/13 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Brett D. Hebdon 102 Enchanted Forest Lane Newport, WA 99156 Brett D. Hebdon 2301 North Wilbur Road Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Karen L. Hebdon 102 Enchanted Forest Lane Newport, WA 99156 Karen L. Hebdon 2301 North Wilbur Road Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Brett D. Hebdon 2885 Sanford Avenue Southwest Granville, MI 49418 Karen L. Hebdon 2885 Sanford Avenue Southwest Granville, MI 49418 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 10/18/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 10/18/12 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right


to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and www. EFFECTIVE: 1/23/2013 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Heather L. Smith (425) 5861900. (TS# 7763.27420) 1002.163710-File No. Published in The Newport Miner April 10 and May 1, 2013

_________________ 2013116 PUBLIC NOTICE In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Pend Oreille SHARI JAYLENE HICKS, PETITIONER, vs. DAVID NOEL HICKS, RESPONDENT. Cause No. 01-3-000047 The State of Washington to the said Shari Jaylene Hicks: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this motion, to wit, within sixty days after the 10th day of April, 2013, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court, and answer the motion of the respondent David Noel Hicks and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for respondent David Noel Hicks, at her office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, relief will be granted according to the motion, which has been filed with the clerk of said court to modify and terminate order for protection. EOWEN S. ROSENTRATER 108 N. Washington St., Suite 402 Spokane, WA 99201 Published in The Newport Miner April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 and 15, 2013. (10-6)

_________________ 2013123 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Case No.: 13-4-00014-1 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) In the Estate of: Dorothy Lydia Frost, Deceased. The person named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner provided by RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representatives or the Personal Representatives’ attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim; and filing the original of the claim with the Court. The claim must be presented within the later

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of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representatives served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.040.020(1) (c); or (2) Four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: April 17, 2013 Personal Representatives: Kenneth Smith Attorney for Personal Representatives: Linda J. Mathis Address for Mailing or Service: 301 W. Spruce St., Suite B, Newport, WA 99156 /s/ Linda J. Mathis Linda Mathis Attorney for Personal Representative WSBA #16495 301 W. Spruce St., Suite B Newport, WA 99156 (509) 447-5929, Fax: (509) 447-5858 Published in The Newport Miner April 17, 24 and May 1, 2012. (11-3)

_________________ 2013126 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE No. 13-4-00412-9 Amended Probate Notice to Creditors RCW 11.40.030 In the Matter of the Estate of: ROY EUGENE SIMS, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. The bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. The initial Probate Notice to Creditors RCW 11.40.030 had the date of First Publication as March 28, 2013. The date is Amended to be : April 24, 2013. /s/ Alica Sims Alica Sims Personal Representative Address: P.O. Box 1393 The Dalles, OR 97058 Douglas, Eden, Phillips DeRuyter & Stanyer, P.S. /s/ Brent T. Stanyer Brent T. Stanyer Attorney for Personal Representative 717 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 1500 Spokane, WA 992013923 Published in The Newport Miner April 24, May 1 and 8, 2013. (12-3)

_________________ 2013128 NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to 43.21C RCW, notice is hereby giv-

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en that Pend Oreille County did on April 22, 2013 receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist with supplemental documents (Site Plans) prepared for the Dawson Landing Expansion Project. Locations: 116 Elizabeth Ave., Ione, WA 99139. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the County Community Development Dept. Pend Oreille County has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 19711-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed application. Written comments on the SEPA checklist must be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than May 09, 2013. The submitted application and related documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and is available on the Pend Oreille County website: Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Natural Resource Planner, tmclaughlin@pendoreille. org. Required Permit(s): Grading and Fill Permit (POC) Date of permit application: April 22, 2013 Date of determination of completeness: April 22, 2013 Date of notice of application and action: April 22, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner April 24 and May 1, 2013. (12-2)

_________________ 2013129 NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to 43.21C RCW, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on April 22, 2013 receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist with supplemental documents (JARPA, Design Report, Site Plans) prepared for the Pend Oreille PUD #1 Stream Habitat Restoration Projects. Locations: Middle Branch LeClerc Creek, White Man Creek, and North Fork Calispell Creek. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the County Community Development Dept. Pend Oreille County has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 19711-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed application. Written comments on the SEPA checklist must be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than May 09, 2013. The submitted application and related documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and is available on the Pend Oreille County website: Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Natural Resource Planner, tmclaughlin@pendoreille. org. Required Permit(s): Critical Areas Approval (POC), Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Section 401 (WA DOE), Federal Authorization (USACE & USFS) Date of permit applica-

tion: April 22, 2013 Date of determination of completeness: April 22, 2013 Date of notice of application and action: April 22, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner April 24 and May 1, 2013. (12-2)

_________________ 2013133 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID 2013 VEG ETATI O N MANAGEMENT Contract 13-025 Bid Opening Date: May 22, 2013 In accordance with RCW Chapter 54.04, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, hereby solicits sealed bids for the 2013 Vegetation Management Work. Work of this Contract will include: Hazard tree removal and clearing of specified sections of Pend Oreille PUD’s overhead distribution lines located between Cusick and the U.S./Canadian Border. Successful bidder must be able to provide the following type of machine: A track-driven skid steer type machine (rubber or steel track) with a head type that is capable of reaching up banks or below road beds as described above. Successful bidder must have previous power line right-of-way experience, experienced ground personnel, and equipment to complete the work. Interested parties may obtain complete bid specifications by contacting the Contract Administrator at (509) 447-9345. Contractors must have completed the PUD’s 2013 Contractor Pre-Qualification Application and been approved as a pre-qualified contractor prior to the bid opening. Sealed bids will be received as outlined in the contract documents on or before 2:30 pm. (local time) May 22, 2013, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, at the PUD’s Newport office, 130 N. Washington. Bids received after the bid opening time will be rejected. The PUD is an equal opportunity employer. Small, minority- and womenowned businesses are encouraged to submit bids. All work performed on the project will be subject to the higher of Washington State prevailing wages and tree trimmer rates of the current prevailing wage rates, employee benefits, and working conditions expressed through the current agreement between the Northwest Line Constructors Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 77. For information or questions regarding this project, please contact Keith Cordes at (509) 671-1885. Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 2013. (13)

_________________ 2013135 CALL FOR BIDS FOR PROJECT: Spillway Jib Cranes Contract No. 13-019 Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County In accordance with RCW Chapter 54.04, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, hereby solicits sealed bids for Spillway Jib Cranes. Work of this Contract will include: Fabrication and installation of two 5 ton Jib Cranes that will be attached to the Box Canyon Hydroelectric facilities main Spillway Crane. Interested parties may obtain a bid document by contacting the Contract Administrator at (509)

447-9345. Sealed bids will be received as outlined in the contract documents on or before 2:30 p.m. (local time) May 22nd, 2013, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, at the PUD’s Newport office. Bids received after the bid opening time will be rejected. Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bidding, or to exercise any other right or action provided by statute. Women’s and minority enterprises are encouraged to submit bids. Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 2013. (13)

_________________ 2013136 CALL FOR BIDS FOR PROJECT: Power House Crane Truck Replacement Contract No. 13-018 Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County In accordance with RCW Chapter 54.04, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, hereby solicits sealed bids for Power House Crane Truck Replacement. Work of this Contract will include: Replacing all four crane trucks that support the PUD’s 150 ton gantry crane. Interested parties may obtain a bid document by contacting the Contract Administrator at (509) 447-9345. Sealed bids will be received as outlined in the contract documents on or before 2:30 p.m. (local time) May 22nd, 2013, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, at the PUD’s Newport office. Bids received after the bid opening time will be rejected. Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bidding, or to exercise any other right or action provided by statute. Women’s and minority enterprises are encouraged to submit bids. Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 2013. (13)

_________________ 2013138 NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is Hereby Given that a public hearing will be held by the Cusick Town Council in the Cusick Community Center, 111 1st St., Cusick WA on May 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to review community development and housing needs, inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and receive comments on proposed activities, particularly from low- and moderate-income persons and persons residing in the area. Up to $35,000 for a single jurisdiction or $40,000 for a multiple jurisdiction project may be available to the Town of Cusick to fund a planning project that principally benefits low- and moderate- income persons. An overview of the proposed Cusick Food Bank and Social Services Improvement project will be available for review at the Town of Cusick on May 13th, 2013. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Town of Cusick until June 1, 2013. The Cusick Community Center meeting room is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving 24-hour advance

notice. Contact Charlotte Yergens at (509) 447-2266. Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 2013. (13)


2013142 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Town of Ione Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Improvement Project Sealed bids will be received until 1:00 pm, May 22, 2013, at the Ione Town Hall, 207 Houghton (P.O. Box 498), Ione, WA, 99139, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. This project provides for improvements to the Town of Ione Wastewater Treatment Facility including the construction of a headworks screening structure, a septage receiving station, retrofitting an existing chlorine contact basin for UV disinfection, installing approximately 785 feet of 3 inch water line and 252 feet of 15 inch gravity sewer main, replacement of aeration equipment, removal and disposal of biosolids from the treatment lagoons, replacement of security fencing, and related improvements, all in accordance with the Contract Documents. Each proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by cash, a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, payable to the Town of Ione, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, each in the full amount of the contract price. The Contractor will be allowed 65 working days to complete the Base Bid work. Contract documents may be examined at the following locations: 1. Ione Town Hall, 207 Houghton, Ione, WA, 99139 2. Century West Engineering, 11707 E Montgomery Dr., Spokane Valley, WA 99206 3. Associated General Contractors, 4935 E. Trent, Spokane, WA 99212 4. Spokane Regional Plan Center, 209 N. Havana, Spokane, WA 99202 5. Associated Builders and Contractors, 12310 E. Mirabeau Pkwy Ste 100, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 Contract documents may be procured from Century West Engineering upon payment of a $50.00 non-refundable plan fee for each set (postage not included). For information regarding the proposed work, contact Bryan Hicks of Century West Engineering at (509) 838-3810. This project is partially funded through the Washington State Community Development Block Grant Program with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. All work performed will be subject to federal or state prevailing wage rates, whichever are higher. Award of the construction contract is contingent upon approval by the funding agency. The town shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding document or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular. The Town of Ione is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms are encouraged to submit bids. /s/ Sandy Hutchinson Sandy Hutchinson Town Clerk-Treasurer Published in The Newport Miner May 1 and 8, 2013. (13) CONTINUED ON 14B


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Computer Basics for Adults: 10 a.m. to Noon - Newport Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Calispel Post 217: 6 p.m. - American Legion in Cusick BASIC Meeting: 6 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 7 p.m. 508 Quail Loop, Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport THURSDAY, MAY 2 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. - 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord Bingo: 6 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center 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 Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 3 Blanchard TOPS: 8:30-10 a.m. - Blanchard Community Church


_________________ 2013140 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on April 22, 2013, receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist, Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, and site plans from Pend Oreille PUD #1, and did on April 29, 2013 issue a Determination of Completeness for Power Lake Campground Streambank Stabilization project on Power Lake. (FILE NO. SSDP-13-005), Location: Within Sect. 28, T32N, R43E WM, Power Lake Campground, Usk, WA 99180. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on April 22, 2013. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and also on our website at www. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Natural Resource Planner, tmclaughlin@pendoreille. org. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than May 16, 2013. Required Permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Federal Authorization (Army Corps) Dated: April 29, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner May 1 and 8, 2013. (13-2)




PRM-Advocates for Women: 9:30-11 a.m. Cornerstone Mall, Oldtown Story Time: 11 a.m. - Newport Library Davis Lake Grange: 6 p.m. - Davis Lake Grange Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Priest River. Call Jan 208-9466131 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - Priest River VFW Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport

Chamber Office Youth Advisory Council 4 p.m. - Blanchard Library Newport Maws and Paws Booster Club: 6 p.m. - Newport High School Library Newport Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. - Kelly’s Restaurant, Call Ota Harris at 509-447-4157 Blanchard Lions: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Inn Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Community-wide Yard Sale: Newport and Priest River Priest River American Legion Breakfast: 8-10:30 a.m. - VFW on Larch Street Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 240 N. Union Ave., Newport Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Priest River Legion Auxiliary: 11 a.m. - VFW Hall, Larch Street Angel Paws: Noon - Kelly’s Restaurant, call Janet at 509-447-3541 Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown Creative Spirits Auction and Dinner: 6 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown

TUESDAY, MAY 7 Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church Soroptimist International of Newport Business Meeting: 12-1 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Kaniksu Lodge 97: 6 p.m. - VFW Hall in Priest River Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce: 6 p.m. - PUD Office, Newport Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles Belly Dance Fitness: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue: 7 p.m. - Newport Health Center Basement

SUNDAY, MAY 5 Dharma Day: 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Sravasti Abbey, Newport Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Senior Showcase: 3 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House MONDAY, MAY 6 Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Bonner County Homeschool Group: 2:30 p.m. - Priest River City Park Priest River Chamber Board: 4 p.m. -


_________________ 2013141 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held in Commissioner Chambers by the Pend Oreille County on May 14, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., on the statutory creation of a Town of Ione and Pend Oreille County Joint Airport Zoning Board, in accordance with the Airport Zoning Act, RCW 14.12.030(2), and FAR Part 77, Far Part 150 and the 2009 Airport Layout Plan, approved and adopted by the Ione Town Council on October 6, 2010. Dated: April 26th, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 2013. (13)

_________________ 2013130 LENORA WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT Will hold a Special Meeting on 10 May 2013 at 10:00 am To be held at the District office located at 1091 Lenora Drive Usk, WA 99180 Purpose of the meeting is to Evaluate and Take Action on the bids received for the Drilling of Lancelot Well #2. Tina Swink Published in The Newport Miner May 1 and 8, 2013. (13-2)

_________________ 2013131 DECLARATION OF FORFEITURE Pursuant to The Revised Code of Washington CHAPTER 61.30.070 TO: 1. Teegan Diamond 73 Old Prospect Rd. Wentworth NSW 2145 Australia (Surviving wife of Don Grant) 2. Dennis Treglown (Whereabouts unknown) 3. Robert L. Grant &

Diamond Lake Club: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971 Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Notes: Updated Aug. 1, 2012 Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center Home and Community Educators


Gayla J. Grant (Whereabouts unknown (a) The name, address and telephone number of the seller: Seller’s Name: Judy S. McBroom, Trustee of the McBroom Family Rev. Living Trust Address: 7807 N. Five Mile Rd., Spokane, WA 99208-8851 Telephone: 509-4667692 Agent’s or Attorney’s Name: Douglas D. Lambarth Address: PO Box 366, Newport, WA 99156 Telephone: 509-4473036 (b) Description of the Contract: Real Estate Contract dated August 21, 1998, executed by Roy G. McBroom and Judy McBroom, as seller, and Dennis Treglown, as purchaser, which Contract or a memorandum thereof was recorded under Auditor’s No. 244641 on August 21, 1998, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington. The Treglown purchaser’s interest was subsequently assigned to Don M. Grant on October 7, 2005, and recorded at No. 283709. The original seller’s interest was assigned to Judy S. McBroom, Trustee, on September 16, 2004, and recorded at No. 277609 on October 21, 2004, (c) Legal description of the property: Lot 5 in Block I of Penrith Acres Subdivision, Plat Book 3, page 158, records of Auditor of Pend Oreille County, Washington. Auditor of Pend Oreille County, Washington Assessor’s Tax# 453133 51 0005 (d) Forfeiture: The Contract described above is forfeited, the purchaser’s rights under the Contract are cancelled and all right, title and interest in the property of the purchaser and of all person claiming an interest in the Contract, the property or any portion of either through the




purchaser, are terminated except the following persons and claims: (e) Surrender of possession: All person whose rights in the property have been terminated and who are in or come into possession of any portion of the property (including improvements and unharvested crops) are required to surrender such possession to the seller no later than May 20, 2013. (f) Compliance with statutory procedure: The Contract forfeiture was conducted in compliance with all requirements of RCW Chapter 61.30 and the application provision of the Contract described above. (g) Action to set aside: The purchaser and any person claiming any interest in the purchaser’s rights under the Contract or in the property who were given the Notice of Intent to Forfeit and the Declaration of Forfeiture have the right, for a period ending June 30, 2013, to commence a court action to set aside the forfeiture if the seller did not have the right to forfeit the Contract or filed to comply with the provision of RCW Chapter 61.30. DATED April 23, 2013. /s/ Judy McBroom Judy McBroom Trustee of the McBroom Family Rev. Living Trust Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 2013. (13)

_________________ 2013132 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 12-2-001975 Sheriff’s Public Notice on Sale of Real Property Order of Sale Issued: 04/19/2013 Lothar and Patricia Wallner, husband and wife,

Plaintiff, vs. Bonnie McAllister, a single person, Gerald L. McAllister Jr. and Tina McAllister, husband and wife Defendant(s). To: Bonnie McAllister, a single person, Gerald L. McAllister Jr. and Tina McAllister, husband and wife; 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 is described as: Legal Description: Lot 3, D F&S Acres, According to The Plat Thereof Recorded in Book 3 of Plats, Page 213-A, Records of Pend Oreille County, Washington; located at 1878 Horseshoe Lake Rd, Deer Park, WA 99006 The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, June 14, 2013 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 in the amount of $44,689.10, together with interest, costs, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. DATED this 24th day of April 2013. Alan Botzheim, Sheriff Pend Oreille County, Washington by: /s/ DeLana Lacy DeLana Lacy, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2013. (13-4)



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201388 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON TO: STEVEN C. GROOM PO BOX 298 NEWPORT, WA 99156 MICHELLE R. GROOM PO BOX 298 NEWPORT, WA 99156 CITY OF NEWPORT 200 S. WASHINGTON NEWPORT, WA 99156 EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT 132 South Arthur Street Spokane, WA 99202 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 915 2ND AVENUE MS W245 SEATTLE, WA 98174 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 920 W. RIVERSIDE AVENUE SPOKANE, WA 99201 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 31st day of May 2013 at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the main lobby of the Pend Oreille County Superior Courthouse, 625 W 4th Street, in the City of Newport, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington, to wit. Lots 8, 9, and 12; the east 38 feet of Lot 7; and the north 6 feet of the east 38 feet of Lot 10, all in Block 4 of Talmadge’s Addition to Newport, Plat Book 1, page 2, records of the Auditor of Pend Oreille County, Washington; also Lot 2 in Block 3 of Talmadge’s Addition to Newport. Parcel No. 463119510262; 463119510006; 463119510025 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated June 29, 2000, recorded June 30, 2000, under Auditor’s File No. 2000 0254127, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington from Steve C. Groom and Michelle R. Groom, husband and wife, as Grantors, to Pend Oreille Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Thomas W. D’Orazi and Theodora F. D’Orazi, husband and wife, as Beneficiaries. Beneficial interest in said Deed of Trust was assigned to Steven D. Maki and Leslie K. Maki, Trustees under the Maki Living Trust dated June 25, 2001, by Assignment of Deed of Trust recorded December 20, 2012 under recording number 20120313807. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiaries of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default for which this foreclosure is made is as follows: Failure to pay when due the entire unpaid balance and related interest fees and charges, all of which are due or past due: 1. Unpaid balance of principal, accrued $120,848.65 interest, late charges, escrow charges, and escrow close-out related charges 2. Real Property Taxes (2012) 1,306.69 3. Real Property Taxes (2013) 1,248.48 4. City of Newport Assessment 539.86 TOTAL UNPAID LOAN, INTEREST AND LATE CHARGES: $123,943.68 * The amounts shown in Item 1 including interest through 2/21/13. Interest will continue to accrue on the unpaid principal balance at $38.57 per day. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $108,293.88, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from the 5th day of May 2012 and such other costs and fees as are due under the 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. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 31st day of May 2013. Because the entire obligation is past due, the sale may be terminated any time before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, paying applicable charges to reconvey the deed of trust lien. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: NAME ADDRESS STEVEN C. GROOM PO BOX 298 NEWPORT, WA 99156 MICHELLE R. GROOM PO BOX 298 NEWPORT, WA 99156 CITY OF NEWPORT 200 S. WASHINGTON NEWPORT, WA 99156 EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT 132 South Arthur Street Spokane, WA 99202 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 915 2ND AVENUE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE MS W245 SEATTLE, WA 98174 by both first class and certified mail on the 6th day of January 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor was personally served on the 8th day of January 2013, 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 objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE 1. If you are the owner or an occupant who is not a tenant of the property that is to be sold, pursuant to RCW 61.24.060, the purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale will be entitled to possession of the property on the twentieth day following the sale. 2. If you are a tenant or subtenant in possession of the property that is to be sold, pursuant to RCW 61.24.146, the purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale may either give you a new rental agreement OR following the sale may give you a written notice to vacate the property in sixty days or more before the end of the monthly rental period. DATED this day of February 2013. BRIAN C. BALCH, Successor Trustee 601 S. DIVISION STREET SPOKANE, WA 99202-1335 (509) 455-8883 Published in The Newport Miner May 1 and 22, 2013. (13,16)

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