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Lake trout study underway at Priest Lake


PRIEST LAKE – The lake trout marking project is underway at Priest Lake, with numbers indicating a strong population. The project is administered by Idaho Department of Fish and Game as part of the 2013-2018 State Fisheries Management Plan. IDFG is spending the five-year period to determine what direction the fishery should take, allowing the current lake trout population to continue to thrive, or curtail the lake trout in efforts to resurrect native fish such as kokanee and bull trout. The marking project began in


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early March with trapnets being set. IDFG began collecting fish with gillnets the following week. Through April 19, a total of 2,744 lake trout had been handled, according to Jim Fredericks, Panhandle Regional Fishery Manager. “The intent of the project is to release as many fish as possible alive to help us estimate the total population,” he said. They are keeping nets relatively shallow, using a release cage to get lake trout back to their desired depth, and doing short net sets. To date, about 25 percent of the fish handled died. These


Crews from Earthworks Northwest built a road across a wetland, hauling in rocks to stabilize the base. The road will run from Highway 2, along the area marked with orange flags, to the water tank site on the hill.

Building for the future

Oldtown water-sewer system makes way for development


Sen. Smith told local officials Monday, May 6, that Republicans want to reform the way the state collects and spends taxpayer money. He said the state Department of Ecology and the Department of Fish and Wildlife were the most inefficient agencies in the state.

GOP taking close look at state budgets, Smith says

First time Republicans have seen some details BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Sen. John Smith, R-Colville, told Pend Oreille County leaders that Republicans have had their first chance in years to see some details in the state budget that the Democrats, who have controlled both houses for years, have kept them from seeing. For the most part, the Republicans didn’t like what they saw, Smith told a group

of county leaders when he met with them Monday morning, May 6 at the old courthouse. Smith said Republicans want to “fundamentally reform the way the state collects and distributes money.” The budget passed by the Republican controlled Senate had no new tax increases, he said. Smith, who was appointed to finish the term of long-time legislator Bob Morton, said he didn’t like the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of


in many years,” said Jim, who will be 84 next month. Like replacing the Oldtown Bridge in the late 1980s, it was BY JANELLE ATYEO a project that was long talked OF THE MINER about before anything happened. OLDTOWN – A project is unJim would like to eventually derway in Oldtown that could develop a 70-acre portion of set the little city up for a future his land. “If I live long enough, of change. It will take years, but I plan on it,” he said. maybe even decades to come Over the years, Jim said he’s to full fruition, but it is certain had people interested in buythat the expanded water and ing, but they backed out when sewer system will make dethey learned there was no wavelopment ter and sewer service “It would be nice to start available. possible on the east getting a little action Bobbie said she’d side of the like to see a store Pend Oreille around here.” come in, someRiver. thing like a small Mike Boeck Jim and Walmart-type store. Bobbie “I think Safeway West Bonner Investment Co. Ward have needs some competibeen watchtion,” she said. ing the daily progress on the Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. gravel road that cuts across indicated in 2010 that Oldtown their property along Highway is one of eight to 10 locations 2. The road will eventually in the western U.S. ALCO is lead to the yet-to-be-built waconsidering. The Kansaster tank that will serve what’s based retail chain has stores in known as the Albeni Addition. five Idaho locations, offering The Wards own about 100 clothing, automotive items, acres. It stretches from the crafts, electronics, fabric, gifts, new road to the area where hardware, health and beauty they built their hardware products, house wares, jewstore, Selkirk Ace, which they elry, lawn and garden supplies, sold in 2000 after nearly 30 pet supplies, sporting goods years. The Wards purchased and toys. the property in 1964, then Bobbie Ward hopes someadded more parcels in the 80s. thing will develop eventually, Until about three years ago, but for now, she’s content to let Jim hayed part of the property. the rumors run. Now he’s looking forward to Mike Boeck of Tri-Pro Cedar what the new utilities could is managing the West Bonner mean for the city of Oldtown. Investment Co., the inves“I think it’s the biggest thing tor group that is backing the that’s happened in this area project.

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NEWPORT – The Newport city council awarded tourism promotion grants to both groups that submitted written requests at their Monday, May 6, meeting. The funds come from a tax on hotel and motel revenue in the city. The council gave $500 to Jeanine and Roger Shawgo to promote a one-day vendor show at their property near Diamond Lake. They also gave $1,000 for marketing to the group that organizes the annual Relay For Life cancer research fundraising event held at Newport High School.

City council accepts Spruce Street bid NEWPORT – The Newport city council unanimously accepted the bid from Half Moon Construction and Leasing of Spokane for the Spruce Street water, sewer and


street reconstruction at their regular meeting Monday night. The bid totaled $812,648. The council earlier agreed to allow the lowest bidder to withdraw because of their $200,000 miscalculation.

Postal Service collecting food Saturday NEWPORT – U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will be picking up more than mail on Saturday, May 11. They’ll be collecting donations for local food banks at the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive. To help, leave a bag of non-perishable food where your letter carrier normally delivers your mail on Saturday. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank.


Jim and Bobbie Ward look over plans for the water tower road at their home in Oldtown. The tower will be built on their property at a site they had considered for a new home.

He said they’ve had some inquires from companies, but nothing firm yet. After years of recession, he sees that development is picking up in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane, as well

as Sandpoint, and he hopes the trend is moving this way. “Hopefully we can share in that soon,” he said. “It would be nice to start getting a little



Examples of non-perishable items include: canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), pasta and rice. Today, nearly 50 million Americans – one in six people – including 17 million children, are struggling with hunger. This is Stamp Out Hunger’s 21st year. For more information about the food drive, ask your letter carrier or contact your local post office.

Historical Society president resigns NEWPORT – After serving 18 years as president of the Pend Oreille County Historical Society, Evelyn Reed resigned abruptly during their membership meeting Saturday, May 4, during a discussion of the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce’s plans to contract out the

operation of the visitor center. The visitor center building is located on historical society property, and Reed feels the group should have a say in how it operates. After the meeting, the board met and elected Duane Becker to serve the remainder of Reed’s term, which ends in October when an election will be held. He said the board will meet this week to discuss the visitor center issue. He agrees with Reed that they should have in writing a proposal for how a contractor will operate the center before the chamber board accepts it. But he said that he doesn’t believe his organization can control what the chamber does. The visitor center has been closed since March. The chamber has asked for proposals to run the center either at the current location or at another.



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fish are being used for age analysis and diet studies, and then given to food banks. “We’re doing everything we can to minimize mortality rates, but some level of mortality is unavoidable given the depths that lake trout live,” Fredericks said. The most recent angler surveys, however, indicated there are 20,000 to 30,000 lake trout harvested annually. “The marking effort is not going to affect the overall lake trout population,” Fredericks said. Meetings were held earlier this

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Rally for workers May 1 is International Workers Day and these people turned out in Newport to celebrate the labor movement. People gathered afterwards for a potluck dinner at Newport /Priest River Rotary club building. While there were honks of support, at least one driver didn’t appreciate the rally. She paused to tell them they were communists.



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Line will connect under river

The biggest part of the water-sewer build out will Road building involved come in late summer. A pipe to connect the new water crossing wetland supply back to the existing The water and sewer system system will be built under the will probably be ready to serve river. And a pipe to connect its first customers next spring. the new development to the Last month, the water wells existing Newport sewer plant were drilled on the property will also be built under the donated by the Tri Pro Cedar river. Products. They’re still awaitBoring work should begin in ing testing to see how many late August when the water gallons per minute they’ll is low. The lines will go 20 produce. But judging from feet below the bed of the river, Tri-Pro Cedar Product’s well popping up about 1,500 feet output in the area, they’re away on the other side. The water line will benefit expected to be good. the rest of Oldtown and the In late April, crews were punching a city of Newport in road through “I think it’s the that it will create the low-lying redundancy for the wetland just biggest thing that’s current water sysnorth of High- happened in this area tem. The lines that way 2 on the in many years.” currently carry waWards’ propter from the springs erty. Dump on Hoodoo MountJim Ward trucks hauled ian are unstable. Oldtown Landowner in big rocks “It’s always good then poured to have a secondary peat over that source,” Newport as the road base. Three culCity Administrator Ray King verts were installed where the said. new road crosses the wetland He said the city is always – a mitigation requirement looking to develop new water imposed by the U.S. Army sources, but they’re currently Corps of Engineers. in fairly good shape when it Earthworks Northwest of comes to water rights. NewSandpoint is doing the job, port’s lower areas get water working four 10-hour days from Idaho. That system since April 15. The road serves much of residential continues to climb, around Newport and the downtown stands of trees and past the area. Residents west of CalisWard’s house. pel Avenue, on Quail Ridge, A 12-inch underground and the hospital, get their conduit pipe will carry utiliwater from the high pressure ties. The blue plastic pipe is system that his its own tank being laid as the road is built, on Deer Valley Road. and sandy soil is poured Under the terms of existing around the pipe to insulate it. agreements, Newport shares There is a 60-foot right of capacity at its wastewater way for the 16-foot road. The treatment plant with the city water sewer district purof Oldtown. King said there chased an easement from the should be enough capacity Wards, along with the water to handle the Albeni Additank site, for about $50,000. tion, depending on what type The new gravel road will of business eventually build travel from Highway 2, about there. 3,000 feet to the site of the Oldtown is allotted 220,000 new 500,000-gallon water gallons per day, and the city tank. currently uses less than half The spot is one that the of that. Wards once considered for a home site. It was a project Electrical work coming that never came to fruition for the busy business owners. next

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Terri Miller, the county treasurer, told Smith that she had Ecology budgets. concerns about partial pay“WDFW and Ecology are ment of taxes. She wanted supthe most inefficient agenport for a fee to handle partial cies in the state,” Smith said. payments. He said getting a look at the “We don’t want to make details of their budgets showed money on it, but we do want that WDFW had hundreds of to break even,” she said. “The unfilled positions that could be idea is to spread the costs cut. He vowed to continue on a across the people who are ac“search and destroy” mission tually causing the problem.” with its budget. Miller, a Democrat, said “We stripped out funding she also had concerns about and put back in wolf managethe Payment in Lieu of Taxes ment,” he said. Wolves have money that counties receive been Smith’s signature issue from the federal government this session. He has sponsored for national forests. several bills about wolves. “It affects schools,” she said. Smith was in Newport to get She explained that the state some feedback during a break takes the money the federal following the 114 day legislagovernment pays that is intive session. He is due back in tended for schools. Olympia Monday, May 13 for County Auditor Marianne the start of the extended sesNichols, a Republican, said sion. “We don’t want to she had concerns about County leadsame-day voter regismake money on it, tration, in which voters ers expressed a variety of but we do want to would be allowed to regconcerns about ister to vote and cast a break even.” state and other ballot the same day. She was worried it would issues. Terri Miller lead to people voting County more than once. Prosecutor Tom County treasurer Nichols was also Metzger, one of against allowing car the few Demodealerships to do vehicle regiscrats in the room, told Smith trations. that it was important to Pend “We’re concerned they may Oreille County that money for not do it right,” she said. the Rural Drug Task Force not County Assessor Jim McCrobe cut. He said the state had skey, another Republican, told funded a full time deputy for Smith he didn’t like WDFW the sheriff’s office and paid for acquiring land that could be a deputy prosecutor that was used for development. McCroshared with Lincoln County. skey also expressed concerns Funding for those positions about protecting brown trout has decreased in recent years, while eliminating the pike he said. fishery. The Kalispel Tribe has “We’re down to about half,” been netting pike, a species the Metzger said. “If that went to state considers invasive. zero, I don’t know what would “We never hear about the happen.” other species killed in the He said the money from the nets,” McCroskey said. state was effective in controlPort of Pend Oreille manager ling the meth problem. Kelley Driver said the port gave “The harm that meth does cannot be overstated,” he said. up on getting state help on a $1 million rail shop expanDeputy prosecutor Jersion they are doing, deciding emy Schmidt spends his time instead to fund the project between here and Lincoln themselves. County handling drug cases. She was also concerned He said that there is a lot of about House Bill 1620, a bill crime that is “drug fueled,” that would affect vans used by either committed while under railroads. the influence of drugs or com“It would be deadly to us,” mitted to get money for drugs. she said. The bill would require County Clerk Tammy Owenby, a Republican, echoed railroad vehicles be regulated by the Washington Utilities Metzger’s remarks. Her deand Transportation Commispartment also gets some of sion. the drug task force money to Smith said that the budget pay for increased court costs passed in the Senate didn’t associated with more drug have any new taxes, but it payments. did preserve vital programs, Sheriff Alan Botzheim, including providing money for another Republican, said that education. drug crime, particularly the The 49-member Senate is number of meth labs, have decontrolled by a coalition of 23 creased in recent years, provRepublicans and two Demoing the drug task force money crats. was effectively spent. Smith, who will run for The Republicans took control election this fall, said that he of the Senate when a pair of expects the Republicans will Democrats joined their coalipick up another seat or two. tion to give them a majority. FROM PAGE 1

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year to discuss the proposed plan with the public. Many anglers were angry that removing the lake trout is even an option in the future. Fredericks points out that the fish trapping project is not intended to suppress the population, but to better understand it. “The project is not a backdoor effort to try to suppress the lake trout population, nor is it an indication a decision (about the future) has been made,” he said. The decision on how to manage the fishery will be decided in the next five years, with the help of an advisory committee and more public involvement.

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As resource manager at Tri Pro, Boeck said they don’t currently have plans for developing their property. They’ll keep the sawmill in operation. The investment company currently includes the Merritt family with some minor partners, Boeck said. He hopes more investors will join in to share in the infrastructure development. “The Merritts are basically underwriting this for the community,” he said. The investors did the underwriting for the $3.73 million bonds voters approved in 2010. Current ratepayers in Oldtown won’t be responsible for repaying the bonds. Instead, developers front the cost of building infrastructure, and when the project is complete, the infrastructure becomes city property, and the urban renewal district refunds the developer for the project cost from the property tax money it collects over the next 20 to 30 years. Oldtown received low interest loans from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Army Corps. The environmental review process was just completed, with the comment period ends Friday. Boeck said the government entities have been good to work with. “Everyone’s cooperating, it just takes forever,” he said. The Corps provided funding under its 595 program, which is open to projects in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, providing construction financing grants that pay 75 percent of the cost with a 25 percent match. That gave about $600,000 in all. Between that and DEQ’s funding, the project is fully covered and bids are coming in within budget, according to Boeck. The pump house for the water source will be located on Tri Pro property as well. Avista will be installing underground electric service to the wells. “It’s a community thing, and it’s really good for the community as a whole,” Jim Ward said.


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SACHEEN LAKE – Two Boater Safety Classes are being offered free of charge to the community – Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at the Sacheen Fire Station on Highway 211. The station is located 5 miles north and east of the juncture of Highways 2 and 211. Those ages 12 to 50 must have their Boater Safety Cards this year, according to Washington State Law. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to pack a lunch, and there is also a shop down the road that has lunch items available for take out. Charlie Schaefer, Idaho and Washington State Certified Instructor, will again conduct these classes. Reservations are required. Email kristibell55@gmail. com and give the date you wish to attend and the names and contact numbers of those attending. At the completion of the course, Schaefer will provide you with the necessary paperwork to send into the state for your card.

Stream work planned at Power Lake USK –A stabilization project is planned by the Pend Oreille Public Utility District to address the area where the stream is eroding the campground access road and boat launch at Power Lake southwest of Usk. The PUD owns the land around the lake. Last spring, the stream overflowed its culvert and caused extensive road damage and sedimentation near the boat launch. The project involves three phases. The first will repair and stabilize the eroded bank next to the campground road above the launch. Phase 2 involves excavating a six-foot section of bank to route an overflow channel back to the main channel. Phase 3 will grade out the sediment around the boat launch as an attempt to keep the stream routed to the right of the launch. The project will be before the Pend Oreille County Planning Commission at its June 11 meeting. Written comments from the public may be submitted through May 16. Information is available through the county’s community development department in the lower level of the old courthouse. Contact Natural Resources Planner Todd McLaughlin at 509-447-4821.

Lenora water-sewer project out to big USK – The Lenora Water and Sewer District is moving forward with plans to expand its system to accommodate the Skookum Rendezvous RV Park. A special meeting to review bids for drilling a well is set for Monday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the district office, 1091 Lenora Drive. The project consists of construction and pump testing of an eight-inch diameter water well. The work is funded by a federal loan from the Department of Health, Public Works Board and Department of Commerce Drinking Water State Revolving Loan fund program. The overall project involves consolidating water systems between the district and the RV park, replacing the water treatment plant and distribution pipes and putting in 245 service meters. The office will be rebuilt as well.

Library board to hold special meeting NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Library District Board of Trustees will hold a planning meeting with staff from county library branches. The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 15, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Pine Ridge Community Church hall. The church is located at 1428 W. First St. in Newport.




Scooting along in the sun Aaliyah Madtson, 5, and Emily Madtson, 7, were getting some sun and exercise by the post office in Newport Friday, May 3 with their mother, Elissa Mohr. It wasn’t the first time the youngsters have been out on their scooters this spring, but it was one of the warmest days.

Wider vision needed for north county development BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

IONE – It will be hard to replace the jobs at the zinc mine in the northern part of Pend Oreille County, and a wider economic vision is needed. Those were some of the conclusions presented at two meetings held in the north part of the county to present findings on what to do with the property if the Teck mine closes. The meetings were held April 14

|| CORRECTION || The first day of school for the Newport School District is Wednesday, Sept. 4, which is two days after Labor Day, not the day after Labor Day, as was reported in last week’s newspaper. We regret any confusion this has caused.

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and 15, one at the Cutter Theater and one at the town hall in Ione, with a small group of about a dozen people attending each meeting. The consulting firm of Maul Foster and Alongi has been hired with a $200,000 state Department of Ecology grant received by the Economic Development Council to look into what to do with the mine site.

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IONE – Bail was set at $20,000 for a man who initially refused to identify himself or submit to fingerprinting following his arrest Tuesday, April 30. Tyler W. Batch, 29, was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents, who had to break a window to get him out of the stolen truck in which he was sleeping. Batch made a first appearance in Pend Oreille County Superior Court Thursday, May 2, before Judge Pat Monasmith. Batch acknowledged his identity to Monasmith. Robin McCroskey was appointed as a public defender. Batch is charged with second-degree identity theft, possession of stolen property, possession of an access device and possession of a stolen vehicle. Deputy prosecutor Dolly Hunt read the statement of probable cause in court. According to the statement, a person encountered a stranger who had run out of gas parked on his property near Ione

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Sunday, April 28. He said the stranger, who gave what turned out to be a false name, was later identified as Batch. The man’s father brought Batch $3 worth of gas. But when Batch started the truck, instead of driving away on the highway, he drove onto an access road. The man who first found him chased him down and had him leave the property. He wrote down the license plane number and alerted a Pend Oreille Sheriff’s deputy, Jake Larson. The truck turned out to be stolen out of Oregon. Larson looked for the truck in the area and alerted the U.S. Border Patrol. A Border Patrol agent found the stolen vehicle while working a foot patrol in a forested area near the Canadian border Monday, but when the man saw him, he sped off. The next day Border Patrol agents found Batch sleeping in the stolen truck about 10 a.m. Hunt said Batch had a criminal record that included felony assault on a police officer, burglary and controlled substance convictions, as well as several misdemeanors.

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hen 84-year-old Jim Ward said, “I think it’s the biggest thing that’s happened in this area in many years,” we think people in this community should listen. The former Selkirk Supply owner and longtime Newport/Oldtown businessman was referring to the start of development of several hundred acres east of the Oldtown Bridge that is now part of Oldtown. Roads are being built, a water system is being created from scratch and preparations are underway to build a sewer line under the river to connect to Newport’s treatment plant. More important than the construction is the entrepreneurial genius being applied to this development by the handful of other property owners in the new Oldtown. This community has not witnessed this large of a scope of commitment and investment by developers in the future of the community for decades. Those that don’t like change won’t be as excited as we are but without change and growth eventually small towns die. Those involved in the development have many ideas of what the area will eventually look like and what businesses will locate there. Nothing is for sure except that it will change as the development gets underway. The economic recession the last few years slowed the Oldtown developers’ plans but with the recent upswing they are back in the saddle and racing ahead. This project is being undertaken by solid business people without the bureaucratic slowdown of government entities. We believe they will get the job done because they have the right incentive: being successful and making money. And if that happens the entire community will benefit. --FJW

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Some good news on the privacy front. For now, the plug has been pulled on the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April but short-circuited in the Senate at the end of last week. As described by the Huffington Post, CISPA “would give businesses and the federal government legal protection to share information on cyber threats with each other to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity. The bill comes at a time of increased concern over hacking threats at home and from China.” Basically, CISPA would have allowed private Internet companies to give the government all your information – emails, tweets, text messages, phone calls, websites you visited,


Facebook postings – without a warrant. Doing so seems a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” The Internet and cellphones didn’t exist when the Bill of Rights was written, of course. But the founders still included new technologies and unforeseen circumstances under “effects.” The founders wanted to prevent the authorities from spying on people without a warrant, as they had suffered under the British before they revolted in 1776. Last year, the Senate was working on a different, better version of CISPA that included more privacy protections. But

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About 100 of the 165 men held at the U.S. prison at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are on a hunger strike. The U.S. Navy is force feeding some of the hunger strikers. The men held at Guantanamo run the gamut from several facing death penalty trials, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to men who have been cleared and are awaiting release by the Obama administration. The President said he would close the prison when he took office but over 4 years later has not. What should be done with the Guantanamo prison and the prisoners held there? They should continue to hold them there for as long as the federal authorities believes they present any kind of danger to the U.S. Guantanamo is as good a place as any. They should free those cleared for release immediately and send them to whatever country that will have them. The rest should be tried, with whatever punishment, including execution, administered as ordered. The ones who can’t be tried for national security reasons should be held in U.S. federal prisons. They should close the prison as soon as possible. It is a disgrace to the U.S. and will be judged by history as unjust, the same way interning Japanese Americans during World War II was. Unless convicted the men should be released.

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|| Militias are not what you’ve heard To the editor: We all have preconceived impressions about “patriot” groups such as the militias, which are formed mainly by what we have heard about them – how they are full of white, neo-Nazi, skinhead-type individuals who are blindly following some sort of self imposed leader, going out and secretly having various war games and planning in some way to overthrow our existing government. Right? I attended the “meet the militia” meeting April 20 in Sandpoint and was pleasantly surprised. I met the representatives of Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone and Spokane county militias. It turns out they are all very nice, respectable, primarily family men and their wives who feel a call to stand in defense of their respective counties. They have all met with their respective sheriffs and local elected officials and have notified the governor’s office. They will assist the local sheriffs of each county as well as respond to the governors’ call for assistance in a state of emergency. They are all referred to as various county “Light Foot” battalions who do dress in camouflage uniforms similar to our National Guard and regular army soldiers. I learned that not only in the U.S. Constitution but in the Idaho State Constitution, the states “shall” regulate militias for their state’s defense in the event of attack, civil unrest or various disasters. It turns out that every male between 18 and 45 years old is, by our state constitution, already a member of the militia, and that in times of disaster or war, the age goes up to 60. I also found out that they do train about once a month and that all of their meetings and trainings are open to the public.


Bonner County 17th Battalion of Light Foot meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Laclede Community Center, across from the saw mill. -Dan Furtney Priest River

Wake up Bonner County To the editor: Did you want ObamaCare? Neither did the Bonner County Republican Central Committee. They unanimously passed a resolution against the Health Care exchanges. Despite our wishes, all three of our elected Bonner County Republican legislators, Reps. George Eskridge and Eric Anderson and Sen. Shawn Keogh, voted for the Health Care Exchanges in mid March 2013. Health Care exchanges, whether federal or state, are the only way ObamaCare can be implemented in a state. By the way, Idaho is the only Republican state that voted for the health care exchanges. Other Republican states said no to the exchange and are using their sovereignty to fight this issue, as Chief Justice Roberts suggested in the Obamacare decision. Yet our representatives refused to even consider the sovereignty question. I noted that our legislators’ votes for the exchanges, despite conflicting with the expressed will of the people and the hints from the Supreme Court, are consistent with campaign contributions each of them received from the Health, Insurance and Medical Industries. Sen. Keough accepted $5,550. Rep. Anderson accepted $4,600. And Rep. Eskridge accepted $2,300. http:// This pack of three does not seem to be listening to the voice of the people they represent. Let’s remember this in the 2014 election. Hopefully there will



Do you feel terrorism is now a part of life?

Unfortunately, I think it is. It shouldn’t be, but you can’t trust anyone these days.


Yes, and I think it’s been going on for decades. We’re just more sensitive to it since Sept. 11, 2001.


11% 29% No. Terrorism is not a part of life. People make too big of a deal out of random crimes.

Total Votes: 28


Whether they are a part of life or not, it does no good to worry about it and live in fear.


be true conservatives running against them. -Debi Jacobs Blanchard

Opinion was researched To the editor: Ms. Kardos, in last week’s opinion, was a little miffed at my opinion of the previous week concerning Mr. Obama’s disrespect for Margret Thatcher. She said I didn’t have the facts and that what I wrote was slanderous. She also said that the British were not offended. Let me correct her error. First, it is standard operating procedure for the vice president or first lady or at minimum, the standing secretary of state, to attend the funeral of a foreign leader, even those from a lesser nation than Great Britain, our No.1 friend and ally. Next, a statement from No. 10 Downing Street said, “We are a little surprised by the White House’s reaction, as we were expecting a high profile attendance.” Also, Britain’s Sun newspaper reported that Downing Street is most angered by the rejection from Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden, and of the four surviving former U.S. presidents who opted not to attend. Also, Britain’s liberal Guardian newspaper politely called it a distinctly low-key official representation. While Barack Obama was invited, he has opted to send a presidential delegation comprising of no serving politicians like he did for Hugo Chavez’s funder, said the paper. Ms. Kardos, be assured that I research my opinions before I write them and I usually send in an opinion only once or twice a month. Sometimes I go as much as six months or more. When you told The Miner that I should have a limit to my opinions and to censor what I say, is a direct violation of my First Amendment right of freedom of speech. It is too bad that you wish to stile any opposing view of yours. -Richard Miller Newport

No access to Plan B will lead to more abortions To the editor: Why the political conservative and religious objection to Plan B contraception? They call abortion murder and child killing, but want to punish young girls with mandatory child bearing. The drug works to prevent pregnancy if taken as emergency contraception after unprotected sexual intercourse. After being raped or having unprotected sex, young girls can take Plan B within 24 hours and not get pregnant. The drug must be available over the counter to be readily available and work. The FDA realized this

and approved the drug for girls over 17 years of age. A federal judge ruled that the drug must be available to 15-year-old girls. The often labeled socialist Obama administration opposes lowering the age and is going to fight it in court with government lawyers. Now where is that socialist when you really need him? You can’t call yourself pro-life and oppose Plan B for girls who will get pregnant without it. The girl must then choose abortion or to have a child. So how is that “abstinence only” thing working for you? The abortion issue has never been about not killing unborn babies, but punishing the sin of sexual intercourse before marriage. It’s about the need to have the government control sexual behavior by taking aim at girls and younger women. So when a young girl falls from grace and has sex, you only offer her a quarter to be held between her knees as a means to prevent getting pregnant. This Plan B drug only works if taken within 24 hours of intercourse, and it must be available 24/7 and over the counter. Any opposition to the timely distribution of this drug will lead to more abortions. Why not allow a young girl to correct a mistake and not be put in a position to choose the ending of an unborn life? -Pete Scobby Newport

Union movement saves lives in U.S. To the editor: Every time there’s a tragedy like the recent one in Bangladesh, where almost 400 workers were killed in the collapse of a building housing garment factories, I thank the American union movement for having spent most of the 20th century building a protective net of safety regulations for American workers. In 1911 the Triangle Building fire in New York killed almost 150 workers in a similar situation: no safety rules were in place. The youngest of the workers were 14 years old. Most died from fire, smoke inhalation, or impact when they jumped eight to 10 stories to their death. After the fire, union activists managed to get in place working conditions such as fire extinguishers, better entrance and egress (the workers were locked in), fireproofing, alarm systems, sprinkler systems, regular inspections (the fire started in a bin where scrap fabric had been accumulating for two months), adequate fire escapes, and others. Today we take such protections for granted, but without union monitoring of working conditions, workers could be



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Pend Oreille County school districts earn high grades Cusick, Selkirk schools get achievement awards OLYMPIA – Cusick and Selkirk schools have been recognized with 2012 Washington Achievement Awards. The index is designed as a unified system to allow people compare performance of schools nationwide. Newport, Cusick and Selkirk all received ratings from fair to exemplary in academic categories. None received the lowest rating or “struggling.” Cusick Junior Senior High School received awards in three categories: overall excellence, extended graduation rate, and high progress. Overall excellence is awarded to the top 5 percent of schools in the state. Bess Herian Elementary eared an award for high progress, an

award for Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools receive special federal funding because a high percent of students come from a lowincome background. Selkirk Elementary was one of seven schools to receive the Title 1 Part A Academic Achievement Award. The honor comes with $10,000 for professional development and coming up with new strategies. Selkirk High School earned awards for language arts (reading and writing combined), math, science. The high school had perfect sevens on the index for writing and science. Cusick had a seven for its graduation rate, and Newport High School was close behind with a 6.75. Selkirk’s graduation averaged at a 5.5 on the index,

which is still in the “exemplary” range. Award winners were evaluated based on the state’s Achievement Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver for the three previous years, and ranked in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate, closing achievement gaps, and high progress. The high school Achievement Index considers the achievement of low income students, non low income students, achievement vs. peers in similar schools, and improvement from the previous year. A total of 381 elementary, middle, high and comprehensive schools were chosen as award re-

cipients. The measure also looks at the achievement by race. The award, in its fourth year, is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. An award ceremony was held April 30 at Kentwood High School in Covington. Area legislators congratulated the districts. “This award is one of our state’s highest honors for schools,” said Sen. John Smith, RColville. “The evaluation process paints a clear picture of how our schools are performing and how they are improving.” “Our teachers, parents and school administrators all care deeply for our students and how they are progressing at school,” said Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy.

“The Washington Achievement Award is in recognition of the hard work, long hours and many sacrifices made by all so that our children receive the best education possible.” “I continue to believe that our rural schools offer an element of learning that is incompa-

rable,” said Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda. “We have active parents, involved teachers and principals, and superintendents that are invested in making their schools the best they can be to serve the children in our district. I congratulate them on a job well done.”

The following charts show the index rating of Pend Oreille County schools. A rating of 7.00 to 5.5 is considered “Exemplary,” 5.49 to 5 is “Very Good,” 4.99 to 4.00 is “Good,” 3.99 to 2.50 is “Fair,” and 2.491.00 is considered “Struggling.”

Overall Elementary Schools Selkirk 5.93 Stratton 4.67 Bess Herian 4.20

Writing Reading Science Math 6.67 3.75 NA

5.25 4.5 4.5

5.67 NA 3

6.25 5.75 4.75

Middle Schools Selkirk Sadie Halstead

5.93 4.75

6.67 4

5.75 5.25

6.5 4.75

5 5

High Schools Selkirk Newport Cusick

6.36 5.65 5

7 5.75 4

5.33 6 4.5

7 4.75 4.75

6.67 6.4 3.75


Selkirk High School consistently achieves some of the highest ratings in Pend Oreille County. This chart shows overall Washington Achievement Index scores for the past four years. Selkirk and Cusick schools received awards this year. Selkirk High School had perfect sevens in writing and science.


killed regularly in workplace accidents, even in America. -Eva Gayle Six Ione

Public unions unfair to taxpayer To the editor: May Day is a celebration of spring and the crowning of the May Queen. It was a pagan holiday of spring celebration. Many holidays have their traditions. It is a way for neighbors to get together in a peaceful and loving day about flowers. Learn to honor the good traditions that bring peace together. What the unions like to do is ruin and destroy the meaning by protesting. Why protest? To make your point: that we are union, screw the boss, we deserve more and more! Private unions negoti-

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ate with the boss while public unions negotiate with themselves and the boss, who is the taxpayer, is absent. This is a direct slap in the taxpayers’ face! Public workers have the department of labor to ensure fairness to and for the public worker. All governments throughout this planet have lost their dignity to gain from the fruits of their labors – their labors being that of spending our fruits of our labors foolishly. The public union is all about fairness to themselves but not fairness to the taxpayer. When will enough be enough? Are you tired of being a slave upon the slave master? I am not anti-union for private enterprise because they negotiate with the boss. Public union has ruined our American home by their selfishness and not spending our taxes wisely. -Donna Lands Newport

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Health fair at Newport Hospital provides wealth of information NEWPORT – The Healthy Habits, Healthy Lives Wellness Fair greeted the community April 27 with a wealth of information related to health and wellness. More than 30 vendors supplied information, freebies and demonstrations to children and adults of all ages. This annual health fair was hosted by Newport Hospital and Health Services and organized as a benefit for the NHHS Foundation. In addition to visiting with vendors, wellness fair attendees took advantage of free and


Law enforcement and emergency services personnel were on hand at the Newport Hospital for the health fair April 27. They included Newport Ambulance, the U.S. Border Patrol mustangs, LifeFlight helicopter and Washington State Patrol.

County settles union contract with dispatchers NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County settled a labor contract with Teamsters Local 690, the union representing dispatchers. The contract was similar to the other county contracts. It included a 1 percent raise and a $25 increase for the health insurance premiums for workers. The county has yet to settle

with the sheriff deputies and corrections officers. Earlier this year, the county signed a contract for services with public defenders, the attorneys contracted to represent low-income adult and juvenile criminal defendants. Public defenders also represent children and parents in Youth at

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reduced-cost clinical services during the fair. Free sharps exchange, blood glucose, BMI, blood pressure, and skin cancer screenings happened throughout the day. A $20 A1-c lab test was also popular. Newport Hospital and Health Services professionals shared their knowledge and expertise with community members during the health education speaking sessions happening concurrently with the wellness fair. Topics of discussion were “Skin Cancer Detection” by Dr. Timothy Chavis, “Death with Dignity” with Dr. Clayton Kersting, “Diabetes and Exercise” with

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SACHEEN LAKE – Don Hill remembers growing up at Sacheen Lake in the 1950s and 60s. Back then controlling the rising water caused by beaver dams was a

simple matter of using dynamite to blow up the dams. It worked as far as keeping the lake level down. For the last couple decades, however, environmental laws have evolved to prevent the destruction of beaver dams.


Volunteers Perry Pearman and Don Hill work to install grates to keep beavers from filling the beaver tubes installed in the beaver dams at Sacheen Lake a couple of winters ago. The beaver tubes allow water to flow out of Sacheen Lake but beavers constantly try to block them. The galvanized metal pipe holds the tube in place.

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says. “The main concern is shoreline erosion,” he says. That and flooding. The high water has flooded into people’s basements. “Some properties flood every year,” he said. “It’s a chronic problem.” The lake has more silt than it used to have when the dams were dynamited. Of course the beavers were there before people and Hill doesn’t want to go back to the days of dynamiting the dams. He accepts that people and beavers have to coexist. “They’re a part of nature and we don’t want to eradicate them,” he says. But controlling the damage caused by high water has meant more work. Beaver tubes were installed at the beaver dams. The tubes are a pair of 2-foot culverts that go horizontally through the beaver dam and allow the water to flow through the dam. The beavers are skilled builders, however, and work to fill the tubes with tree limbs and other debris. “It’s ongoing work to maintain them,” Hill says. When tubes were first installed about 20 years ago they were made out of cedar, says Perry

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Pearman, one of the volunteers who helps maintain them. That didn’t work so well. “The beavers ate them,” he said. “They thought we were bringing them food.” The current setup with hard plastic pipe seems to work well, he says. Grates were installed to slow the beavers from filling the tubes. Hill says he has about 25 volunteers that help keep the beaver tubes open and water flowing out of the lake. Clearing the beaver tubes is a two-person operation, he says. In the wintertime, it involves canoeing and snowshoeing to get to the dams, which are located on private property at the south end of the lake. Hill is president of the Sacheen Lake Association. The Sacheen Lake Association and the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District work together on beaver control. Hill says volunteers clear the beaver tubes a couple times in the winter and weekly in the summer. The landowner grants access for the work and the volunteers

to do the work. Volunteers clear the tubes using rakes and haul away the debris. “We canoe from dam to dam,” says Hill. “It’s ongoing grunt work.”


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BEAVER | About 60 beavers on river FROM PAGE 7A

It’s grunt work he enjoys, however. “It’s always enjoyable to get out into the wetlands,” Hill says. “It’s really pretty.” Depending on who has money, either the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District or the Sacheen Lake Association also pays to have some beavers trapped and killed. When the sewer district fails to pass a maintenance and operations levy, the lake association picks up the tab.

Otherwise, the sewer district pays. The district pays a trapper who gets a permit to remove some beavers. The trapper is paid about $100 a beaver. The permits have a time period, so the cost depends on how many the trapper can catch within the time period. Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Manager Shelia Pearman says last year the district paid for eight beavers to be removed. This year they have budgeted for 13. Hill estimates there are about

60 or so beavers and four dams in the west branch of the Little Spokane River drainage that flows southwest out of Sacheen Lake. He said the lake association would like to have the beaver relocated instead of killing them. They are in contact with the Lands Council in Spokane to see if that is something that can be done. The Lands Council has a beaver relocation project, but the problem is finding someone willing to have the beavers relocated to their property, he said.

VISION | Lack of sewer hampers building FROM PAGE 3A

could be established, they said. Such an authority would have a public funding source. An adventure sports camp and a specialized sporting goods manufacturing business were two top prospects for the site. An ammunition manufacturer and a shooting camp were two ideas that have been mentioned by Pend Oreille County Commissioner Karen Skoog as possible uses for the area. But there aren’t enough motels or restaurants currently in the

area to support an adventure camp and liability insurance may be difficult to obtain. The long winter was also a concern for such a business. The environmental risks of developing a brownfield site could be managed, the consultants said. The mine sits on a contaminated site known as a brownfield, which is the reason the Department of Ecology awarded the grant. They said that the lack of public sewer and water systems will hamper any redevelopment. The consultants felt that an

adequate management structure was more important to redevelopment than any specific businesses, as market conditions could change between now and when the property becomes available. If a public development authority was created, it could also decide what to do with other vacant properties, such as the former sawmill site in Ione and the concrete site in Metaline Falls. The next step is identifying which government agencies may be willing to take the lead and getting drawing up memorandums of understanding.

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City light announces new chief of staff SEATTLE – Sephir Hamilton joined Seattle City Light on April 15, filling the Chief of Staff role that has recently been Hamilton vacant. He comes to the utility from Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Hamilton joins the utility’s seven-member Executive Management Team, and will oversee government relations, legal affairs, communications, and external affairs. Pend Oreille County commissioners worked with previous City Light chiefs of staff Sung Yang and Noel Treat to negotiate impact payments for Boundary Dam. Jorge Carrasco was also involved in the talks. He remains Seattle City Light’s superintendent. Treat spent three years as chief of staff, replacing Yang, who was also there for three years before leaving to make a position on the senior management team for the King County executive.

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this year’s version from the House clearly was objectionable. We don’t always agree with the American Civil Liberties Union, but they have been strong all along on privacy. Said Michelle Richardson, ACLU legislative council, “CISPA is too controversial, it’s too expansive, it’s just not the same sort of program contemplated by the Senate last year. We’re pleased to hear the Senate will probably pick up where it left off last year.” We’re also dismayed that CISPA passed the House of Representatives, 288-127, even though it’s run by Republicans, who are supposed to value limited government and personal

privacy. We understand the concerns about China, North Korea and other governments hacking into American government and business computer systems. But we believe that legislation can be crafted to deal with threats without shredding the Bill of Rights. “We are currently drafting a bipartisan informationsharing bill and will proceed as soon as we come to an agreement,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., announced last week; she is chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. We encourage her to make sure that Americans’ Fourth Amendment privacy rights are respected in the new legislation.


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County, town of Ione in process of creating airport board IONE – The town of Ione and Pend Oreille County are in the process of creating a joint airport zoning board, a requirement of the Airport Zoning Act. The town council held a hearing on the matter April 17 with no public comments. The county commissioners will have a hearing Tuesday,

May 14, at 2 p.m. at the old county courthouse. The board will help enforce regulations of the zoning area, such as specifying land uses and regulating the height of structures and trees. They’ll look at possible zoning regulations to enhance safety for both the pilots and the people on

the ground, said councilman John Redinger. As a joint board between the town and the county, the members will include two representatives appointed by each entity, and a chairperson elected by a majority of the appointed members. Appointments will happen after the board is formed.

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Lumber track spills load Highway 20 was blocked for three and a half hours about five miles south of Tiger when a lumber truck tipped and lost its load Thursday, May 2, around 11:31 a.m. Pierre Joseph Verreault, 47, of Cranbrook, B.C., was driving a 2007 International truck and 2012 Wilson trailer southbound on Highway 20 when the truck left the road to the right and rolled on its side. Reports from the scene indicate the driver was uninjured. According to the Washington State Patrol, the cause was inattentive driving and the driver was charged.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-4423030 For Reservations Commissioner Kiss Office Hours: 3-6:45 p.m. - Ione Library Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Assembly of God Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

Town updating wastewater system IONE – The town of Ione is taking bids for improvements to its wastewater treatment facility. Bids are due to the town clerk by May 22 at 1 p.m. The project involves building a headworks screening structure, a septage receiving station, retrofitting an existing chlorine contact basin for UV disinfection, installing about 785 feet of three-inch water line and 252 feet of 15-inch gravity sewer main, replacing aeration equipment, removing biosolids from the treatment lagoons, as well as replacing security fencing. At the same time, the town is applying for coverage under the state’s general permit for biosolids management. The permit would address management of the site at 41 Hanks Butte Road where the town applies biosolids as a soil

Fiber project will overrun its budget BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – As the Pend Oreille Public Utility District and Internet service providers prepare to hook up their first fiber customers next week, the PUD is anticipating that the $34 million federal stimulus project will overrun its budget. But the PUD managers said they are still committed to connecting every home and business. Joe Onley, the PUD’s Community Network System (CNS) manager, projects an overrun of a couple hundred thousand dollars due to engineering expenses. The district established a $7.9 million cap for engineering expenses, which included all inspection costs, environmental assessment, business compliance and advertising, as well as general design work. The engineering expenses were paid in $500,000 increments, the last of which was awarded in mid-April. Onley said there were 10 inspectors working daily on the project. With a project of such magnitude, engineers had to get into some unanticipated details.

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PUD general manager John Jordan said they could also decide to stop work before all the connections are completed to customer homes and businesses. But, he said, the district has an obligation to do that work at its own cost. “We would honor that obligation,” he said, “But we would only have to connect immediately for those customers who actually sign up for service with a retail provider. Otherwise, an underground connection to a customer not taking service, we could do sometime later, over the next few years, using our own crews as time is available.” The first fiber to the home customers will be hooked up in the Sacheen Lake area May 14, Onley said. They plan to hook up one customer for each of the ISPs – Concept Cable, iFiber and POVN. Onley said his house will be the first, as recommended by Jordan, to give the district a sort of test run. The PUD hasn’t yet decided how it will deal with the cost overrun. One option would be to use the $2.5 million of working capital that was transferred to CNS from electric system operations when it became its





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Four bid to lease Priest Lake cabins

Two are inter family bids BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

BOISE – Most of the 354 leaseholders of lakeside property at Priest Lake applied to renew their leases by the April 30 deadline but there were only four competing bids for the right to lease, according to Emily Callihan, spokesperson for the Idaho Department of Lands. The bids, called conflict bids, required the bidder to put down a full year’s lease payment and the $250 processing fee. “In one case that was $24,000,” she said. Denny Christenson, president of the Priest Lake State Lessees Association, said that all the conflict bids were on leases held by association members. Two of the properties were bid on by members of families who currently hold the leases. “They are not arms length

deals, so to speak,” he said. They are interfamily disputes, he said. He said another of the conflict bids may be resolved by a land transfer in which the Priest Lake property is swapped for land elsewhere. That could be completed before the lease expires. Callihan said a few bids came in after the April 30 deadline. They were received but not accepted. She said 344 of the 354 leaseholders submitted applications to renew the leases. The application gives them the right but not an obligation to renew the lease. A closed auction will be held in October for the right to lease, Callihan said. Only the people who submitted applications prior to the deadline will be allowed to bid, she said. The minimum bid for the right to lease will be $1,000. This is the first time lessees have had to compete for the right to lease. An Idaho Supreme Court case overturned

Robinson succumbs to cancer Longtime prosecuting attorney passes away in Arizona BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

TUCSON, Ariz. – Longtime Bonner County prosecutor and Priest River city attorney Phil RobRobinson inson passed away Monday, April 29 at the age of 67. Robinson died at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Services are being handled by Coffelt Funeral Home in Sandpoint and are scheduled for May 18. “He’s going to be dearly missed,” Priest River City Councilman Doug Wagner said. Robinson served as the city’s attorney. “He was an amazing, amazing person – both as an attorney, as a mentor and as a friend,” Priest River Mayor Jim Martin said. Robinson was a Sandpoint native. He was first appointed as Bonner County’s deputy prosecutor in January 1977. In 1982 he was elected as prosecutor, and was reelected in 1984 and 1988 and served until January 1993. He did not seek reelection in 1992 when the office became full time,

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but was elected again in 1996 and reelected in 2000 and 2004. He retired from the county in 2008, but continued on as the city of Priest River’s attorney. He donated the land across the street from city hall to the Priest River Community Garden. Robinson was born and raised in Bonner County, graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho in 1968 and his Juris Doctorate from the UI Law School in 1970. He served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Navy from 1970 until June 1976 in Rhode Island, Texas and California as trial attorney and as the staff judge advocate for the Naval Regional Medical Center. He returned to Sandpoint in June 1976 and opened a private practice. In 2004, he was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the Department of Health and Welfare for his work for child protection. A full obituary will run at a later date.

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the law protecting the leases last July, declaring it unconstitutional. Christenson said the problem with the leases is the 84 percent increase in the lease. “Some people can’t afford it or justify the cost,” he said. Christenson said the appraisals on which the leases are based are flawed. The state had the land appraised, resulting in the lease increase. The lease is 4 percent of the appraised vale of the land and the money goes to benefit Idaho schools. He is hoping the state will have the properties reappraised. “We’re putting as much pressure as we can to get the state to discard the appraisals,” Christenson said. The state plans to sell not only the leases, but eventually the land itself. While all the leases are up for renewal, the state plans to sell about 10 or so properties a year, Callihan said. Leaseholders would have to

agree to the sale, she said. The window to apply to sell the land may open this summer, she said. Christenson said many of the association’s members are eager to buy the land on which their cabins sit. Many have been in the families for generations, he said. If the land is sold, it will be through auction. An appraisal will be conducted of the property and improvements before the auction, Callihan said. If the buyer of the property is not the leaseholder, they would pay the leaseholder for the appraised value of the improvements. That would be a set amount and not subject to negotiation, she said. “It can’t be higher or lower,” she said. Leases that are not renewed, would be considered unleased property, Callihan said. The Department of Land may reopen the bid process. Christenson said that 27 of the 354 leaseholders have decided not to renew the leases.

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Lamanna high receives bronze medal from national magazine BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – U.S. News and World Report, in its annual ranking of the nation’s education institutions, gave Priest River Lamanna High School a bronze medal ranking, listing it as one of the top high schools in the state of Idaho. “The award acknowledges the hard work and tireless efforts of the district staff and the high school in particular,” West Bonner School Superintendent Ellen Perconti said. “Our schools work to provide a great education that ensures all students have the knowledge and skills for success in life.” Test scores show 93 percent of PRLHS students are proficient in reading and 87 percent are proficient in math. Both are higher than state averages. The students to teacher ratio is 13:1. To produce the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best High

Schools rankings, U.S. News and World Report teamed up with the Washington, D.C.based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR implemented U.S. News’s comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. They analyzed 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This is the total number of public high schools that had 12th-grade enrollment and sufficient data from the 2010-2011 school year to analyze.

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Lakeside is district soccer champ LAKESIDE – The Lakeside Eagles are the boys District 7, 1A champion after beating Medical Lake 1-0 Wednesday, May 1. Both Lakeside and Medical Lake moved on to the bi-district tournament with the Caribou Trail League and the Central Wasington B League. Playing in Round 1 Saturday, May 4, Lakeside hosted CTL’s No. 4 team, Okanogan, and lost 3-1. Medical Lake played at CTL’s No. 2 seed, Quincy, and lost 6-0. Round 2 was Tuesday, May 7 at Wentatchee’s Apple Bowl after The Miner’s deadline. Round 3 is set for Saturday, May 11 in Wenatchee, and regionals begin Monday, May 13. The Newport boys lost to Medical Lake in the first round of Districts. They were third in the league ahead of Riverside with a 3-7 league record.

Pavey wins 800 at Meet of Champions BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

POST FALLS – Competing against Idaho’s larger schools, Priest River athletes held their own at the Meet of Champions in Post Falls Thursday, May 2. Senior Steffie Pavey managed to take first in the 800-meter run, running her best time yet – 2 minutes, 20.27 seconds. She also had a PR in the 1,600, taking fourth at 5:26.80. Junior Beth Bykerk threw her best all season in the discus, 108 feet, 3 inches, and took third place there and in the shot put, throwing 34-03. Kinya Morrison finished ninth in the 3,200, and Jill Weimer O N D EC K : AT DISTRICTS was ninth in FRIDAY and the 100-meter Saturday, hurdles. The May 10 and Lady Spartans scored 29.5 team 11 points for ninth place. Coeur d’Alene won the girls and boys team standings. The Spartan boys were 12th, having scored nine points. The boys sprint medley had the best showing of the day. They took fourth place in 3:59.85 with a team of Diamond Robinson, Starling Infante, Andy Meyer and Michael Taylor. Districts are Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at Timberlake High School. Events start at 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. The top three placers in individual events will advance to the state meet the following weekend. The top relays will go.


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DIAMOND LAKE – Two weekends worth of fishing derbies are planned at Diamond Lake. Saturday, May 11, the Elk VFW is hosting a derby. Sign up by Friday, May 10, at 9 p.m. at the VFW. Entry is $30 for a two-person team. One person must be a VFW member. The derby lasts from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A fish fry and potluck is planned afterward. Cash prizes are awarded for smallest and biggest fish. For information, call 509-292-8252 after 3 p.m. A second derby is planned for Saturday, May 18, sponsored by the local ABATE chapter. The derby starts at 7 a.m. with check-in at the South Shore Store parking lot and at Camp Cowles. Things wrap up at 1 p.m. with weigh-in and prize awards at the Boat Launch Restaurant and Lounge. Entry is $5 for adults and $1 for kids under 15. For information, contact Stan at 509-9533767.

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Newport’s Gage Anderson takes a swing Wednesday, May 1 at the StoneRidge Golf Course when the Grizzlies hosted Lakeside. Lakeside won the boys match and Newport won the girls, with Courtney Wiese taking first place with an 89.

Newport golfers prove promising BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

BLANCHARD – The Newport golf team hosted Lakeside Wednesday, May 1, at StoneRidge Golf Course. The Newport girls won with Courtney Wiese in the lead, shooting an 89. Sydney

Hearnden, a junior, had a strong showing too, shooting a 99, coach Jim Murphy said. On the boys’ side, Gage Anderson had a tough day but Dean Ownbey shot his best round of the season with a 98. Lakeside won the boys’ match. The Grizzlies head to the

district tournament Wednesday, May 8, at the Sundance Golf Course, beginning at 10 a.m. Murphy is expecting to take three boys and three girls to the tournament. They then attend bi-districts in Chewelah Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

IONE – Selkirk claimed a share “Kirby has been extremely of the league title with two wins consist all season, she has walked over Curlew Saturday, May 4, win- just 15 batters and struck out 125 ning the first game 12-0 and the in the 19 games she has pitched,” second 14-1. said Selkirk coach Cathy Enyeart. Tuesday, April 30, Selkirk beat After three innings Selkirk led two Cusick in both games of a doubleto one. header Tuesday, April 30. (See The Rangers would hold the separate story.) Cougars scoreless the rest of the In the first game against Curlew, way while scoring 12 more runs the Rangers scored over the next four innings, seven coming in a seventh 12 runs on 11 hits, O N D EC K: taking advantage of AT NORTH B League inning in which Selkirk scored seven runs on seven eight Cougar errors. District Tournament in Kettle Falls hits. Pitcher Kirbi Included in those hits was Anderson threw her Saturday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. a two-run home run by tenth shutout of the Couch and a triple by Grass. year, limiting Curlew Carrasco also had a triple, and the to just one hit. The leadoff Curlew offense had doubles by Anderson hitter got a single, but after that and Grass. only one Cougar runner would Christman had three hits, as reach base and that would be on did Carrasco. Anderson and Grass an error. each had two. Reiber, MacKenzie Anderson struck out 10 and McAnerin, Espe and Kotzian each didn’t walk any. The Ranger defense committed just the one error. added a hit for the Rangers to bring the total to 15 hits. On offense, Anderson had two The two wins left Selkirk in a tie hits, one a double. Ellie Grass had with Almira/Coulee-Hartline atop two hits, including a triple and the Northeast 1B League and puts Abiona Carrasco had two singles. Katie Couch hit a triple and Jessi- them into the district tournament ka Rieber a double for the Rangers. as the No. 2 seed. Selkirk finished regular season Savanah Christman, Nicole Espe, play with an overall record of 18 and Anna Kotzian all had singles. wins and two losses, and a league In game two Curlew scored one record of 14 wins and two losses. run on five hits and three Ranger Selkirk plays next Saturday, miscues. Anderson struck out five May 11 in Kettle Falls at 2:15 p.m. and again did not walk a batter.

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Selkirk takes down Cusick on softball diamond IONE – With two wins over Cusick Tuesday, April 30, Selkirk ran its league record to 12-2 and remained in a tie for first place with Almira/Coulee-Hartline in Northeast B1 League softball play. Game one was a really close game with Cusick jumping out to a one-run lead when the leadoff hitter hit a homerun. In the top of the second, another batter hit a two out homerun to give the Panthers a two run lead. Selkirk scored one in the bottom of the second when Ellie Grass hit a two out single and Nicole Espe drove her in with a single. The Rangers tied the game on an RBI single by Jessika Reiber in the bottom of the third. In the bottom of the fourth Selkirk took the lead scoring three runs. MaKenzie McAnerin led off with a single, Savanah Christman drove her in with a single and Kirbi Anderson belted a two run homerun as the inning ended with Selkirk leading 5-2. Cusick added two runs in the top of the fifth inning as Haley Adams had a two run homerun. Selkirk

scored six runs in their half of the inning to extend the lead. Christman had a three run triple in the inning and Anderson an RBI single as Selkirk led 11-4. Cusick came roaring back with five runs of their own in the sixth with singles by Reigan Allen and Cassidy Hansen and a two-run double by Adams. They added one more, but the Rangers held on to come away with the 11-10 win. Shanelle Savage pitched for Cusick with Adams catching and Anderson threw for the Rangers with Reiber behind the plate. Anderson was three for four in the game with a homerun, as Christman had two hits with a triple. Reiber had two singles, Abiona Carrasco, Grass, Espe and McAnerin each added a single for Selkirk. McHill had two homeruns for the Panthers, Adams a homerun and a double, and Allen and Hansen each had two singles. Brianna Balcom had a homerun and Jessica Nelson added a single. In game two the Rangers took a six-run lead in the first inning.

Grass had a three-run triple in the inning. Cusick scored in the second inning when Hansen led it off with a homerun. Selkirk scored three in the inning and added two more in the third when Carrasco hit a one out single, Reiber tripled to drive her in and Katie Couch had an RBI single. Cusick scored one in the fifth to bring the score to 11-2. Grass had a two out double to drive in a run to give Selkirk a 10-run lead and end the game with a score of 12-2. Reiber went three for three and Grass was two for three with a double and triple. Carrasco, Couch and Kotzian all had singles. For Cusick, Hansen had the only extra base hit when she hit a solo homerun in the second inning. Jessica Nelson had two singles and Balcom, Lauren Nelson, Allen and Angelina Fish each singled. Blacom pitched and struck out four and walked eight in five innings. Adams caught. Anderson threw for the Rangers to improve her season record to 15 wins and two losses.

Throwers place well at league meet BY JANELLE ATYEO

mentally tough and ended up winning,” coach Scott Salesky said. PRIEST RIVER – The Priest Priest River also took down River golf team began its district Kellogg. tournament Monday, at the “We played as consistently as Highlands Golf Course in Post we have all year and got the win Falls. Results were not available over a very good Kellogg team,” by press time. They finSalesky said. ished up Intermountain “We ended up MacDonald shot League play last week, going undefeated a 36, Nunley and playing Timberlake at shot a 41, in the dual part Mortensen Twin Lakes Tuesday, Douglas shot 43 and of our season” Clark shot a 45. April 30, and hosting Kellogg at the Ranch “We ended up Club Wednesday, May 1. Scott Salesky going undefeated in The Spartans won the dual part of our Head Coach against Timberlake, season but Kellogg shooting a 187. nudged us out in the Colton Clark shot a two Intermountain 45, the best of the day. League matches that we had Eric Mortensen shot a 46, so they claimed first while we Marcus Douglas a 49 and Colton were a point behind in second,” Nunley a 47. Jeremy MacDonald Salesky said. shot a 50. “I hope we continue our good “We played well against Timplay Monday at our district tourberlake at a tough Twin Lake nament at the Highlands golf Village course; it snowed, rained, course in Post Falls.” and hailed and was pretty much Priest River attends the state a miserable day but we stayed tournament Monday, May 13. BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER



WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 Newport Golf at Districts: 10 a.m. - Sundance


SPOKANE VALLEY – Local track and field athletes placed well when Valley Christian hosted a Northeast B League meet Tuesday, April 30, in Spokane Valley. Selkirk’s Aley Curran won the discus with a throw of 82 feet, 6 inches. She took second in shot put at 25-10. Also for Selkirk, Guyla Boyle stepped up in the 800-meter run with a personal record and took second place. Her time was 2 minutes, 47.10 seconds. Sean Huntsman took seventh in the 400 and ninth in the long jump. Tristan Carmen ran the 400 for 10th place. Throwing for Cusick, Baylie Brown marked a personal best in the javelin to take fourth at 71 feet, 8 inches. She was fifth in the shot and 10th in discus. Bridget Fountain took second in the 300-meter low hurdles. Rina Tokita had a good day, placing fifth in the 100, sixth in the 200 with a PR of 31.44 seconds, and taking seventh in the 400. Iris Strangeowl ran the 1,600 for fourth place and was fifth in the 800. For the Panther boys, Quinton Montgomery placed second in the 200, fourth in the 100 and discus

FRIDAY, MAY 10 Priest River Baseball at Districts: 1 p.m. - Timberlake Priest River Track at Districts: 4 p.m. - Timberlake SATURDAY, MAY 11 Elk VFW Fishing Derby: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Diamond Lake Priest River Track at Districts: 9 a.m. - Timberlake Newport Track at Districts: 11 a.m. - Newport Priest River Baseball at Districts: TBA - Timberlake Cusick Softball vs. Curlew at Districts: Noon - Kettle Falls Selkirk Softball at Districts: TBA - Kettle Falls Northeast A League Boys Soccer at Bi-Districts Round 3: TBA Newport at Northeast A League Softball Districts:



TBA Newport at Northeast A League Baseball Districts: TBA Idaho District 2 Softball State Play-in Game: 3 p.m. - Cottonwood North B League District Baseball: TBA MONDAY, MAY 13 Northeast A League Boys Soccer at Regionals: TBA Priest River Golf at State: TBA Cusick Golf at Districts: 10:30 a.m. - Meadowwoods at Liberty Lake TUESDAY, MAY 14 Northeast A League Boys Soccer at Regionals: TBA Priest River Golf at State: TBA Newport Golf at Bi-Districts: 10 a.m. - Chewelah WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Northeast A League Boys Soccer at Regionals: TBA


Cusick sophomore Iris Strangeowl runs the 800 at a league meet hosted by Valley Christian April 30. She took fifth.

and sixth in shot put. The teams competed at a District 7 meet Tuesday, May 7, at Mt. Spokane High School. Results

were not available before The Miner went to press. The 1B District 7 state qualifier is May 17 at Riverside.


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Cusick, Selkirk split doubleheader BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

IONE – Northeast 1B League rivals Cusick and Selkirk faced off in a boys baseball doubleheader Tuesday, April 30, with Cusick winning the first game 11-9 and Selkirk taking the second 4-3. The first game was a wild one, with Cusick taking a 2-0 first inning lead. Then Selkirk scored eight runs in the second inning after pitcher John Cutshall had troubles. “He hit five batters and gave up eight runs,” Cusick coach Tell Hamilton said. Freshman Tyson Shanholtzer came in for relief for Cusick and got the game back on track. “He pitched the rest of the game,” Hamilton said, allowing one run and two hits.

Selkirk coach Pete Whittekiend said the Rangers had their own problems after the second inning. “We then proceeded to boot the ball around making error after error,” Whittekiend said, ending up with seven errors. It was still a good game, Hamilton said. “It was a fun game,” he said. “We didn’t give up.” Cusick had eight hits, with Michael Konkright, getting a double. “It was a good team effort,” Hamilton said. The next game was close, with the lead changing six times before Selkirk wrapped up the win after a strong sixth inning. The game was tied 2-2 going into the top of the inning. Cusick scored to go ahead, then Selkirk answered with a two run double by Stephen Avey, scoring

Ray Davis and Emery Maupin in what turned out to be the winning runs. Avery Miller pitched for the Rangers, allowing three runs in seven innings. He struck out seven, walked one and gave up five hits in the game. “Avey has been coming through in the clutch,” Whittekiend said. “He has three game winning RBIs in the last two seasons.”

(Right) Selkirk’s Dominic Cain gets in the air in a bid to score in the second game against Cusick. Cusick catcher John Cutshall gets the tag after a relay throw from Eli Peterson to Dustin Newkirk in the second game of a doubleheader played in Ione Tuesday, April 30. Selkirk won this game 4-3. COURTESY PHOTO|PATTI CUTSHALL

Cusick girls in fourth place CUSICK – After winning two and Allen each had a triple. games of a doubleheader over the Game two went to Cusick 22-18. weekend the Cusick softball team Adams pitched four innings and finished the regular season in Allen caught. Adams had five fourth place in league play. strikeouts and 16 walks in four Friday, May 3, Cusick traveled to innings. Savage pitched the last Northport. Game one three innings and went to Cusick 15-13. Adams caught. O N D EC K : Shanelle Savage Savage had four pitched and Reigan AT DISTRICT TOURNAMENT strikeouts and Allen caught. Savage vs. Curlew Saturday, May four walks. 11, noon struck out nine and Jessica Nelson walked 10 in seven went six for six innings of work. Haley Adams hit with two doubles and five RBIs. two doubles while Allen, Lauren Adams and Cassidy Hansen Nelson and Jessica Nelson each each added two doubles of their added one apiece. Jessica Nelson own and Lauren Nelson hit a

double. Savage and Lauren Nelson each hit a triple while Adams hit her ninth homerun of the year. Allen also hit a homerun. The Lady Panthers have a league record of 10-6 (11-7 overall). Cusick played Selkirk Tuesday, April 30, and lost both games of a doubleheader. See separate story. The girls will play next at the district tournament Saturday, May 11 in a loser-out game against Curlew at noon. First round district games are at Kettle Falls

Lakeside bests Newport in league meet BY JANELLE ATYEO


12-2. “I am sure the weather affected Brittany Krampert’s pitching; she gave up 10 hits and had a season high five walks with no strikeouts,” Kruse said. At the plate she had two of Priest River’s four hits. Sabrina Brandt started the second game and gave up nine runs on only two hits but also gave up five walks and hit a batter. Priest River lost 13-3. Johnna Fitzmorris pitched the second half of the game. It was her first time pitching at the varsity level. “She did okay only giving up two hits, four walks and two hit batters,” Kruse said. Sophomore Aimee Warren had a good game at the plate going 2-2.



Newport sophomore Curtis Phillips throws the shot at Wednesday’s home meet with Lakeside.

Newport will host the district meet Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. The top four in all laned events go on to regionals, and the top six in distance and field events advance.

Opening day success NEWPORT – Anglers were smiling in Pend Oreille County on the opening day of fishing season Saturday, April 27, as they pulled a steady stream of big fish out of area lakes despite a chilly, windy day. A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff member was at the Diamond Lake boat launch counting fish for the opening day of lowland lakes. He said there were many limits of trout in the 14inch range with the biggest opening day he saw about 24 inches. One fisherman casting from the launch area kept his string of trout in the water and was shocked when an Osprey swooped in and stole the catch. Anglers at other lakes in the county reported good fishing on opening day.

go to the state play-in game next Saturday at Prairie High School in Cottonwood,” coach Ron PRIEST RIVER – The Priest Kruse said. River softball team is headed into Timberlake hit the ball very the second round of the district well again, knocking out 14 hits, tournament Tuesday, May 7, afwhile Priest River had just four ter losing the first round to Timhits. Ayonna Lentz hit two of the berlake Thursday, four. May 2. Tuesday’s O N D EC K: Prior to districts, results were not STATE TOURNAMENT PLAY- Priest River played available at press IN Game, Saturday, May 11, 3 Sandpoint in a doup.m. in Grangeville time. blheader Tuesday, Priest River lost April 30, losing 12-2 in five inboth games by the nings against Timberlake. 10-run mercy rule. “It was a disappointing loss “We started the game in a hailbut we are not out of the playoffs storm with the entire field coated yet, we play Bonner’s Ferry on in white,” Kruse said. “Even after Tuesday, the winner of that game it melted off it was still very frigid plays the loser of Kellogg and and windy.” Timberlake for an opportunity to Priest River lost the first game


Grizzlies turn four double plays against Chewelah


NEWPORT – Lakeside had the upper hand in most every event when they visited Newport for a Northeast A League Track and Field dual meet Wednesday, May 1. The Eagles boys team won 108-37over the Grizzlies, and the girls won 103-27. The boys 400-meter relay team won it again with a team of Braden Barranco, Zack Chantry, Carter Schutz and Coltin Worley. Worley had a win of his own in the 300-meter low hurdles. Barranco won the pole vault at 13 feet, 6 inches, and Chantry took the 200-meter dash in 24.83 seconds. Rockey McDaniel won the triple jump for Newport, leaping 38-04. Newport senior O N D EC K : Scott McMeen had a personal AT DISTRICTS record-setting day in the 1,600. With SATURDAY, a time of 4 minutes, 42 seconds, May 11, 11 he took second behind Lakeside’s a.m. Ryan Coffman. Lakeside’s JT Lauderdale also beat McMeen in the 800, but just a nose. Kaben Hastings took second place in the 100-meter dash with a PR 12.14 seconds. For the girls, Kylin Brown on the high jump at 4-08, a PR for her. Arielle Walden won the 100-meter hurdles and the triple jump. Lakeside’s Jenna Widman had her beat by one inch in the long jump. Hanna Seiler was second in the javelin with a personal best 63 feet. She also took second in discus. Saturday, May 4, the team traveled to Davenport for the Senior Twilight Invitational. Junior Erin Rednour won pole vault at 7 foot, 6 inches, and Marissa Hosftee was second at 6 foot. The boys’ four-by-100 relay won again with at team of Kaben Hastings, McDaniel, Chantry and McMeen. McDaniel was second in the triple jump and third in long jump with a PR 18-02.

Lady Spartans lose first round of districts

Based on creel checks conducted at 98 lakes around the state, WDFW estimates that anglers caught an average of 4.6 trout on opening day. At Diamond Lake, 25 anglers were surveyed, and the average catch per angler was 3.2 fish. “We saw a lot of limits caught at lakes around the state and many anglers happy with the large trout,” said Chris Donley, WDFW’s Inland Fish program manager. “Late morning and early afternoon windy weather blew folks off of some waters, but not before they caught lots of fish.” For most lakes, the daily limit is five fish. Donley said the 4,076 anglers contacted by WDFW on opening day retained an average of 2.8 trout – up from 2.3 fish in

recent years. The rest of the fish were released. Donley said one reason for the higher retention rate may be that 2.2 million of the “catchable-size” trout WDFW planted before the opener averaged 10-12 inches – about a third larger than in the past. Many lakes were also stocked with thousands of triploids, broodstock and other large trout weighing up to 11 pounds apiece. The largest fish caught and recorded included a 24.5-inch rainbow trout at Vance Creek Pond NO. 2 (Lake Inez) in Grays Harbor County, and a 24-inch rainbow at Lincoln County’s Fishtrap Lake. Donley said opening weekend is just the beginning of five to six months of good fishing.

NEWPORT – The Grizzly baseball team had their best game of the season in a 9-5 loss to Chewelah in the first game of the senior night doubleheader Wednesday, May 1. The Grizzlies turned four double plays in the game. “It was amazing,” Newport coach Sam Castro said. In one play, the tag was made at home and a throwback to third got the second out, Castro said. Kyle Jackson, Bailey Brown, Jacob Satterlee and Chase Slocum were involved in the double plays, Castro said. Tyler Hunt pitched for Newport. Newport got 10 hits in the game, including a double by Satterlee. Satterlee continued to bat well, going four for four at the plate in the second game. Newport got 10 hits in all in that game, including hits by Austin Krogh, Jeremiah DeVerna, Jacob Theirs, Jackson, Hunt and Slocum. The next night Newport finished their season with a doubleheader at Lakeside, losing the first game 19-0 and the second one 14-1 to the team that ended up second in the Northeast A League, behind Medical Lake. Newport got five hits in the first game, with Seth Hervey, Satterlee, Jackson, DeVerna and Krogh all getting hits. Krogh pitched for Newport. In the second game Satterlee scored in the fourth inning, with Hervey starting as pitcher for Newport. Earlier in the week the Grizzlies faced Kettle Falls, Tuesday, April 30, losing 14-0 on a cold day that saw hail falling earlier in the day. Satterlee, who pitched for Newport, also got two hits for the Grizzlies, a single in the first inning and


Newport’s Chase Slocum prepares to throw a Kettle Falls runner out at first in a game played Tuesday, April 30, at Newport. Kettle Falls won 14-0.

another in the fifth inning. DeVerna and Jackson also got singles. Newport finished the year with a 0-19 record.

Spartans secure second seed for playoffs BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

SPIRIT LAKE – The Priest River Spartans baseball team split a doubleheader with Timberlake in the last games of the regular season Thursday, May 2, winning the first game 7-3 and losing the second 13-3. Priest River had a shot at winning the Intermountain League title, said Spartan coach Mark Schultz, but they needed to win both games to do so. Things started well, Schultz said. “In the first game we played really well, playing great defense and banging out 15 hits,” he said. Priest River took a commanding lead in the fourth inning when they scored six runs. R.C. Akre went 3-4 at bat with two RBIs, Tyler Barber went 2-4, Ashton brooks went 3-4, Jake Perkins went 2-4 with two RBIs and Cody Edwards went 1-4 with two RBIs, Akre pitched a great game, with five strikeouts and

one walk. “He pitched awesome, and we played awesome behind him,” Schultz said. The second game didn’t go as well. “We made some mistakes early and Timberlake capitalized on our mistakes,” Schultz said. Timberlake was up 7-0 by the third inning. “We just couldn’t get anything going offensively,” he said. Barber hit a two-run RBI single in the fifth inning and Brooks also had a RBI single to drive in the Spartan’s only points in the game. A big five run fifth inning put the cap on the game for Timberlake. Earlier in the week, the Spartans handed Sandpoint a pair of losses in a doubleheader played there Tuesday, April 30. Priest River won the first game 6-3 but it was close throughout, with the game tied at 2-2 going into the fifth inning. The Spartans managed a run,

then scored three in the sixth inning to take the win. Schultz said the team played well throughout the game. In the second game, Priest River blew out Sandpoint 14-5, but they trailed early on. A seven-run sixth inning sealed the game. Brooks had a great game, Schultz said, going 4-5 with three doubles and a triple and six RBIs. “He is seeing the ball well right now,” Schultz said. Schultz said the team has had a good year, but now the second season starts, with the Spartans aiming for the state playoffs. Priest River finished 7-2 in league and 13-6 overall. They take on Bonners Ferry Friday at 1 p.m. in a game played at Timberlake High School in Sprit Lake. They will play the next day, with their opponent and time to be announced after the first round of play.



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Newport’s Bianca Sanchez throws a pitch during the Grizzlies’ game against Kettle Falls Tuesday, April 30. Kettle won 10-9.

Selkirk finishes with three wins BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

IONE – The Selkirk Rangers baseball team finished their season with three wins, beating Cusick Tuesday, April 30, at home (See separate story) and traveling to Curlew to win both games of a doubleheader there Saturday, May 4. Selkirk cruised to a win in the first game, beating Curlew 11-1. Selkirk was up by eight at the end of the second inning. Emery Maupin led the batting early, hitting a two run double, and getting another RBI single. Brandyn Ross also hit an RBI single, as did Dominic Cain and Ray Davis got on base with a single in those early innings. Maupin finished the game with three RBIs on three hits. “Cain shut down Curlew while he was on the bump,” Selkirk coach Pete Whittekiend said of his pitcher. Cain didn’t

walk any and struck out five in five innings. He allowed two hits and one earned run. “Maupin has made a huge improvement this season,” Whittekiend said. He also had words of praise for Nick Lane., who got his first career double and made a couple nice catches in right field. In the second game, Selkirk was even more effective at bat, scoring 15 runs off a dozen hits to take a 15-10 win. Avery Miller pitched six innings of the game, striking out 10, walking none and giving up seven hits. Maupin continued his hitting streak, getting five RBIs on two hits. Emery Maupin continued his tear, driving in eight runs on the day. Logan Miller had a nice game collecting two hits, Emery Maupin continued his tear driving in 8 runs on the day. Logan Miller had a nice game, collecting two hits, Whittekiend said.

NEPWORT – The Newport softball team finished its season in last place of the Northeast A League, with an overall record of 4-16, after losing to Kettle Falls Tuesday, April 30, and losing both games of a doubleheader against Lakeside, the No. 1 team in the league, Wednesday, May 1. Newport hosted Kettle Falls Tuesday, April 30 and lost 109. Bianca Sanchez pitched for Newport with Chaleigh Kirkwood behind the plate. The game was tied at two runs each going into the second inning, when Kettle pulled ahead with five runs. Newport answered with one run in the bottom of

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In the second game, the bats were busy at Curlew on Saturday, and when the dust cleared the Selkirk Rangers varsity had a 15-9 win over Curlew in seven innings. The teams banged out 20 hits between them, as well as six for extra bases. Eleven runs in the opening three innings allowed the Selkirk Rangers varsity to easily put away Curlew. A tworun single by Emery Maupin, a fielder’s choice, and during the first inning an error and a sacrifice fly by Maupin in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Selkirk Rangers varsity. Selkirk finished the regular season in fifth place in the nine team Northeast 1B League, behind Republic, Northport, Almira/CouleeHartline and Odessa-Harrington. Selkirk had a 9-7 league record and was 11-9 overall.

fourth and the game was over. In the second contest the game was much closer, with both teams CUSICK – The Cusick Panthers scoring in the first inning. Cusick boys baseball team saw their had a big fifth inning to tie the Northeast 1B League season end game at 4-4. in Northport Friday, May 3, when “It was a battle back and forth,” they lost 19-4 and 6-5, but still Cusick coach Tell Hamilton said. ended the year on a high note Cusick pulled ahead in the top of with a 14-4 win over the fifth when Eli L.V. Rogers of Nelson, “The younger guys Peterson walked B.C., Saturday, May 4. played and we to get on base and The Panthers played changed positions. It Derrick Bluff got Tuesday against a base hit to drive Selkirk. (See separate made for a fun game.” him in. story.) But Northport Tell Hamilton, about the In the Northport answered with season’s last baseball game two runs of their game, Cusick scored first, getting two runs Cusick Coach own in the bottom in the first inning. But of the inning to by the third inning take the win. things started to break Northport down and Northport scored a ended up third in the nine-team dozen runs to effectively end the league, behind Almira/Couleegame. Hartline and Odessa-Harrington. Cusick came back in the top of Cusick finished in seventh. the fourth to score another pair Since the Northport loss put the of runs but Northport answered Panthers out of the playoff picture, with seven in the bottom of the Cusick returned home Saturday,


SOFTBALL TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Cusick (5-7, 4-6) Selkirk (14-2, 12-2)

110 025 1 10 12 4 011 360 x 11 10 5

Statistics: Savage and Adams; Anderson and Rieber. W-Anderson (14-2). L-Savage. HITS: 2B-Cusick: Adams. 3B-Selkirk: Christman. HR-Cusick: McHill 2, Adams, Balcom; Selkirk: Anderson.

Cusick (5-7, 4-6) Selkirk (14-2, 12-2)

010 01 2 7 5 632 01 12 8 4

Statistics: Balcom and Adams; Anderson and Rieber. W-Anderson (15-2). L-Balcom. HITS: 2B-Selkirk: Grass. 3B-Selkirk: Grass, Rieber. HR-Cusick: Hansen.

Kettle Falls (10-7, 9-7) Newport (4-14, 3-13)

253 000 0 10 13 2 212 000 4 9 15 5

Statistics: McNelly and Keenah; Sanchez and C. Kirkwood. W-McNelly. L-Sanchez. HITS: Kettle FallsKeenah 2, Owens 3, Berg 3, McNelly, Pounds 2, Anderson 2. Newport-Sanchez 4, M. Abercrombie 2, C. Kirkwood 3, J. Kirkwood, A. Abercrombie 3, Poisel 2. 2B-Keenah, McNelly, Anderson, Ssanchez, M. Abercrombie, C. Kirkwood, A. Abercrombie. HR-Owens, C. Kirkwood.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Newport (4-16, 3-15) 000 00 0 2 4 Lakeside (WA) (17-1, 17-1) 045 2x 11 16 1 Statistics Sanchez and C.Kirkwood; N.Tiffany and Tanner. W-N.Tiffany (16-1). L-Sanchez. HITS: Newport-C.Kirkwood 2. Lakeside-Gerty 2, N.Tiffany 2, Sheldon, Tanner 3, Naccarato 2, Jones, Kyllo 2, Spencer, Carden 2. 2B-Naccarato. 3B-Carden 2. HR-N.Tiffany.

Newport (4-16, 3-15) 110 130 6 11 5 Lakeside (WA) (17-1, 17-1) 114 722 17 12 4 Statistics: Peters and C.Kirkwood; Mc.Brittos and Tanner. W-Mc.Brittos (1-0). L-Peters. HITS: NewportSanchez 2, J.Kirkwood 2, Kepper, Madison, C.Kirkwood 2, A.Abercrombie, M.Abercrombie, Moss. Lakeside-Gerty, N.Tiffany 3, Sheldon 2, Tanner 2, Spencer, Carden 2, Jones. 2B-Moss, Carden, Jones. 3B-C.Kirkwood, Sheldon, Tanner. HR-Gerty, Sheldon.

FRIDAY, MAY 3 Cusick 15, Northport 13 Cusick (7-7, 6-6) 2 5 8 0 0 0 0 15 Northport (4-12, 4-10) 0 0 5 1 2 2 3 13 Statistics: Savage and Allen; Gosen and Gilmore. W-Savage. L-Gosen. HITS: 2B-Cus, Adams 2. Nor, Gilmore. 3B-Cus, Allen 2, Adams. Nor, Pratt.

Cusick 22, Northport 17 Cusick (7-7, 6-6) 5 3 6 0 6 0 2 22 Northport (4-12, 4-10) 3 1 4 5 4 0 0 17 Statistics: Adams and Allen; Cox and Gilmore. W-Adams. L-Cox. HITS: 2B-Cus, Nelson. 3B-Cus, Nelson, Allen, Savage. Nor, Gilmore.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Selkirk 12, Curlew 0 Selkirk 202 323 12 8 0 Curlew 000 000 0 1 9 Anderson and Reiber; Fanning, L. Gibson (4), McCullough (7) and H. Gibson, S n o w ( 4 ) . W - A n d e r s o n . L- Fa n n i n g ( 4 - 4 ) . HITS: 2B-Sel, Anderson, Reiber, Graph. 3B-Grass.

Selirks 14, Curlew 1 Selkirk 020 212 7 14 14 1 Curlew 001 000 1 1 4 6 Anderson and Reiber; Fanning, L. Gibson (6) and H. Gibson, Snow (6). W-Anderson. L-Fanning (4-5). HITS: 2B-Sel, Anderson, Gras. 3B-Sel, Carrasco, Couch.

BASEBALL TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Kettle Falls 14, Newport 0 Kettle Falls 241 07 14 13 0 Newport 000 00 0 4 2 Thomas and Hanson; Satterlee and Jackson battery. W-Thomas. L-Satterlee (0-3) HITS: 2B-Kettle Falls: Disque.

Cusick 11, Selkirk 9 Cusick 201 233 0 11 8 4 Selkirk 080 100 0 9 5 7 Selkirk 080 100 0 9 5 7


Priest River 6, Sandpoint 3 Priest River 010 113 0 6 10 1 Sandpoint 010 101 0 3 11 1 Farnham, Akre (3), King (5) and Barber; Feyen, Pearlstein (6), Stangel (7) and Sunquist. W: King 3-2. L: Feyen

Priest River 14, Sandpoint 5 Priest River 301 017 2 14 17 1 Sandpoint 320 000 0 5 8 2 HITS: Priest River – Akre 2, Sommer, Barber 3, Farnham 2, Brooks 4, Perkins, Je. Griffin, Hass 3. Sandpoint – Farrell, Russo, Puryear, Feyen, Hancock, Sunquist, Steen, Newton. 2B: PR – Akre, Brooks 3. SP – Farrell, Feyen. 3B: PR- Brooks HITS: Priest River – Akre 2, Farnham 2, Brooks 3, Edwards, Ja. Griffin, Hass. Sandpoint – Farrell 4, Feyen, Hancock, Lutz 2, Stangel 2, Puryear. 2B: PR – Farnham, Edwards. SP – Farrell, Feyen, Stangel. 3B: PR – Hass

THURSDAY, MAY 2 Priest River 7, Timberlake 3 Priest River 000 600 1 7 15 0 Timberlake 010 101 0 3 8 0 A k r e a n d B a r b e r ; To n k i n , H a n s e n ( 6 ) a n d A l l e n . W - A k r e ( 3 - 2 ) . L- To n k i n . HITS: Priest River-Akre 3, Barber 2, Farnham, Brooks 3, Perkins 3, King, Edwards, Je. Griffin. Timberlake-Hansen 2, Tonkin, Galloway 2, Foster, Johnson 2. 2B-Akre, Brooks, Edwards.

Timberlake 13, Priest River 3 Priest River 000 03 3 2 2 Timberlake 223 15 13 10 2 Farnham, King (3), Perkins (5) and Barber; Cramer, Foster (5) and Allen. W-Cramer. L-Farnham (3-2). HITS: Priest River-Barber, Brooks. Timberlake-Hansen 2, Cramer, Allen, Masterson, Tonkin 2, Galloway 2, Johnson. 2B-Cramer, Allen, Galloway 2.

Cutshall, Shanholzer (2) and G. Peterson; Cain and Ross. W-Shanholzer. L-Cain (4-4).

Selkirk 4, Cusick 3 Cusick 100 011 0 3 4 3 Selkirk 200 002 0 4 4 5

200 2 0012

LIBERTY LAKE – The top Cusick golfer just missed qualifying for districts Monday, May 6, when playing at MeadowWood Golf Course for the sub-district tournament. That put an end to the Panther golf season. Sophomore Jacob Tesdahl was the top finisher. He had one blow up hole that put him at 113 for the day. Players needed to finish in the top half to continue to districts. The boys needed to score 110 or lower.


Bluff and Cutshall; A. Miller and Ross. W-Bluff. L-A. Miller (4-4). HITS: 2B-Sel, Avey.

FRIDAY, MAY 3 Northport 19, Cusick 3 Cusick Northport

May 4, to play L.V. Rogers and just have fun and play baseball. “The younger guys played and we changed positions,” Hamilton said. “It made for a fun game.” L.V. Rogers won the first game 12-2 but Cusick came back and won the second game 14-4 to end the season. Terrance Gould pitched for Cusick, striking out 10, and allowing four runs on three hits. Hamilton said the season was better than the 5-11 league record showed. “We lost four close games where we just couldn’t get timely hits,” he said. Cusick ended the season with a 5-13 overall record. This group of seniors is the first class he has coached throughout all four years of high school in football as well as baseball. Derrick Bluff, Ryan Sample, John Cutshall, Gavin Peterson and Devlin Sheridan were the seniors that played their last high school baseball game at home Saturday.

Cusick golf done at sub-districts

moose, as well as “quality” categories for deer and elk. Those applications cost $13.70. WDFW reminds hunters to update their email and mailing address in the system when purchasing their special hunting permit applications and licenses. Each year, hundreds of special hunting permits are returned due to invalid addresses. Results of the special-permit drawing will be available online by the end of June. Winners will be notified by mail by mid-July.


called on the 10-run mercy rule in the fifth inning. Sanchez and Kirkwood again teamed up on the mound and behind homeplate for the Griz. Kirkwood had Newport’s sole hits – two singles. The second game went six innings, with Newport losing 17-6 before it was called. Rene Peters pitched for the Grizzlies. Kirkwood hit a single and a triple for Newport and Rylee Moss hit a double. Sanchez and Jensen Kirkwood each hit two singles, and Isabelle Kepner, McKinsey Madison, Alex Abercrombie and Maggie Abercrombie each hit singles. The Northeast A League District Tournament begins Saturday, May 11.

Cusick finishes season with fun win

Deadline to apply for special hunts May 22 OLYMPIA – Hunters have through May 22 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state. Permit winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in late June. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license. To apply for a special hunt permit,

the inning but Kettle Falls scored three in the top of the third to maintain the lead. Newport managed two runs in the bottom of the third and rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the couldn’t catch up. Kirkwood had three hits, including a homerun and a double. Sanchez hit a double and three singles, Alex Abercrombie had two singles and a double, and Maggie Abercrombie had one single and a double. Tori Poisel hit two singles and Jensen Kirkwood hit a single. Newport lost to Lakeside, who is 17-1 overall, in six innings of game one Wednesday, 11-0. Lakeside scored four runs in the second, five in the third and two in the fourth before the game was

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Sophomore Zayne Arnell shot a 123, and Dakota Schubert a 137. Alyssa Walrath was the only girl playing for Cusick at the Liberty Lake Golf Course. She scored high at 190, but saw improvement as the day went on. She will not be moving on to districts. In their last regular season competition, Cusick played with seven other schools at StoneRidge in Blanchard Tuesday, April 30. The boys finished in the middle of the pack. Tesdahl shot a 110,


HITS: 2B-Nor, Hedrick, Masters. HR-Nor, Burke (1).

4, Brown 71-08. 7, Rumelhart 65-05.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Northeast A League at Newport Boys team scoring: Lakeside 108, Newport 37

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Bluff and Cutshall; Burke, Johnson (6) and Masters. W-Johnson (5-4). L-Bluff. HITS: 2B-Nor, Burke, Masters.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Selkirk 11, Curlew 10 Selkirk 450 02 11 7 0 Curlew 100 00 1 2 5 Cain and Ross; Tresham and Beedle. W-Cain. L-Tresham.2B-Selkirk, Maupin 2, Lane. Curlew, Metcalf.

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Individual winners: 100: Nick Christianson (Lak) 11.08. 200: Zack Chantry (New) 24.83. 400: Reilly O’Connor (Lak) 56.33. 800: JT Lauderdale (Lak) 2:09. 1,600: Ryan Coffman (Lak) 4:36. 3,200: 1, Nick Thomas (Lak) 10:44. 110 hurdles: Casey Collins (Lak) 19.52. 300 hurdles: Coltin Worley (New) 45.7. 400 relay: Newport 45.82. Shot put: Dylan Schmidt (Lak) 41-07. Discus: Micah Humann (Lak) 132-07. Javelin: Braedyn Crouse (Lak) 137-08. High jump: Donovin Grundhauser (Lak) 5-06. Pole Vault: Braden Barranco (New) 13-06. Long jump: Grant Perkins (Lak) 19-01.5. Triple Jump: Rockey McDaniel (New) 38-04. Girls team scoring: Lakeside 103, Newport 27. Individual winners: 100: Tiffani Given (Lak) 13.15. 200: Malkenna Pratt (Lak) 27.98. 400: Chelsea Tremblay (Lak) 1:05.5. 800: Sofie Marikis (Lak) 2:33. 1,600: Marikis 5:24. 100 hurdles: Arielle Walden (New) 15.8. 300 hurdles: Katie Collins (Lak) 51.28. 400 relay: Lakeside 53.5. 800 relay: Lakeside 1:55.27. 1,600 relay: Lakeside 4:26. Shot put: Jenna Widman (Lak) 36-05. Discus: Kaileen Shaw (Lak) 73-10. Javelin: Farrahn O’Hara (Lak) 92-01. High jump: Kylin Brown (New) 4-08. Pole vault: Samantha Blake (Lak) 10-0. Long jump: Widman 16-01.5. Triple jump: Walden 35-01.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 District 1 Meet of Champions at Post Falls

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Arnell 109, and Schubert 127. It was Walrath’s first game after being sick much of the season. She finished with a 139. “The kids are very young, all seem to be looking forward to next year,” Coach Jim Satleen said. “Hopefully they’ll be working on their games. He thanked those at the school for their support this season, as well as the parents. District play continues Monday, May 13 at MeadowWoods.

TRACK AND FIELD TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Northeast B League at Spokane Valley Local boys placers: 100: 4, Quinton Montgomery (Cusick) 12.24. 200: 2, Montgomery 24.18. 400: 7, Sean Huntsman (Selkirk) 1:04.78. 10, Tristan Carmen (Sel) 1:09.73. Shot put: 6, Montgomery 34-02.5. Discus: 4, Montgomery 102-05. Long jump: 9, Huntsman 15-03.5. Local girls placers: 100: 5, Rina Tokita (Cus) 14.68. 200: Tokita 31.13. 400: 6, Patricia Story (Sel) 1:11.70. 7, Tokita 1:12.41. 800: 2, Guyla Boyle (Sel) 2:47.10. 5, Iris Strange Owl (Cus) 3:09.80. 9, Bridget Fountain (Cus) 3:16.60. 1,600: 4, Strange Owl 6:59.15. 300 hurdles: 2, Fountain 1:03.79. Shot put: 2, Aley Curran (Sel) 25-10. 3, Erin Rumelhart (Sel) 25-05. 5, Baylie Brown (Cus) 24-0. Disucs: 1, Curran 82-06. 10, Brown 60-09. Javelin:

Boys team standings: 1, Coeur d’Alene 154.33. 2, Post Falls 106.33. 3, Lake City 100. 4, Sandpoint 90. 5, Timberlake 85. 6, Lakeland 41. 7, St. Maries 40. 8, Bonners Ferry 34.5. 9, Kellogg 24.33. 10, Coeur D’Alene Charter 13. 11, Wallace 12.5. 12, Priest River 9. 13, Kootenai 6. Boys placers: 100: 1, Johnson (CdA) 11.24. 2, Turnbull (Spt) 11.46. T3, Condon (Tim) Hatfield (Wal) 11.64. 200: 1, Baker (LC) 23.14. 2, Davide (PF) 23.30. 3, Louie-McGee (LC) 23.43. 400: 1, Davide (PF) 50.15. 2, Louie-McGee (LC) 50.81. 3, Wendt (Kel) 51.79. 800: 1, Dunton (CdA) 1:58.24. 2, Burgstahler (Spt) 2:00.17. 3, Little (LC) 2:01.11. 1,600: 1, Levora (Spt) 4:31.52. 2, Fredericks (CdA) 4:39.42. 3, Richardson (Tim) 4:45.01. 3,200: 1, Levora (Spt) 9:49.61. 2, Reoch (BF) 10:08.93. 3, Winton (CdA) 10:12.97. 110 high hurdles: 1, Hammond (PF) 15.27. 2, Lee (CdA) 15.34. 3, Marianno (PF) 15.44. 300 hurdles: 1, Wall (LC) 40.91. 2, Lee (CdA) 41.02. 3, Austin (Tim) 42.18. 400 relay: 1, Coeur d’Alene 43.45. 2, Lake City 44.08. 3, Sandpoint 44.85. 1,600 relay: 1, Lake City 3:30.94. 2, Sandpoint 3:31.07. 3, Timberlake 3:40.04.   4x200 relay: 1, Lake City 1:32.47. 2, Post Falls 1:32.76. 3, Coeur d’Alene 1:34.22. 4x800 relay: 1, Lake City 8:31.86. 2, Coeur d’Alene 8:35.62. 3, Post Falls 9:09.77 . 1600 Sprint medley: 1, Lakeland 3:47.72. 2, St. Maries 3:49.35. 3, Timberlake 3:59.28. High jump: 1, Smith (PF) 6-02. 2, Failor (PF) 5-10. 3, Wendt (Kel) 5-10. Long jump: 1, Baker (CdA) 21-09.50. 2, Dahlheimer (CdA) 20-03.75. 3 Rodriguez (Spt) 2000.50. Triple jump: 1, Baker (CdA) 42-04.75. Rice (BF)

41-11.25. 3, Carlson (PF) 41-00.50. Pole vault: 1, Jermyn (CdA) 13-00. 2, Rhodes (Tim) 13-00. 3, Graham (CdA) 12-06. Discus: 1, Feasline (StM) 156-10. 2, Domingez (CdA) 143-10. 3, Pays (Spt) 139-09. Shot put: 1, Feasline (StM) 48-02. 2, Hazaard (CdA) 46-09. 3, Pays (Spt) 45-01. Girls team standings: 1, Coeur d’Alene 168. 2, Post Falls 111. 3, Lake City 94.1. 4, Sandpoint 79. 5, Kellogg 68.6. 6, Timberlake 49. 7, Lakeland 42. 8, Bonners Ferry 38.1 9, Priest River 29.5. 10, Kootenai 16. 11, Wallace 11. 12, Lakeside 6.1. 13, Mullan 3.6. 14, St. Maries 1. Girls placers: 100:  1, Ward (LC) 12.64. 2, Goetz (CdA) 12.71. 3, Risoldi-Guy (Kel) 12.99. 200: 1, Ward (LC) 26.56. 2, Tackett (CdA) 26.74. 3, Risoldi-Guy (Kel) 27.20. 400:  1, Walton (PF) 59.38. 2, Tackett (CdA) 59.80. 3, Ward (Lkld) 1:00.72. 800:  1, Pavey (PR) 2:20.27. 2, Kr. Story (CdA) 2:20.40. 3, Rade (CdA) 2:27.21. 1,600: 1, Ka. Story (CdA) 5:20.98. 2, Kr. Story (CdA) 5:23.55. 3. Woodward (Spt) 5:25.53. 3,200: 1, Ka. Story (CdA) 11:37.61. 2, Brown (CdA) 11:38.22. 3, Brown (CdA) 11:58.79. 100 high hurdles:  1, Walton (PF) 15.11. 2, Gunnerson (CdA) 15.18. 3, J. Ward (Lkld) 16.04. 300 hurdles: 1, Walton (PF) 45.49. 2, Gunnerson (CdA) 45.98. 3, Sheppard (Kel) 47.34. 400 relay: 1, Coeur d’Alene 50.28. 2, Lake City 51.34. 3, Sandpoint 52.63. 800 relay: 1, Lake City 1:47.29. 2, Post Falls 1:48.14. 3, Coeur d’Alene 1:50.93. 1,600 relay: 1, Coeur d’Alene 4:03.34. 2, Lake City 4:09.00. 3, Bonners Ferry 4:24.08. 4x800 relay: 1, Coeur d’Alene 10:02.55. 2, Post Falls 10:17.77. 3, Lake City 10:24.32. 800 Sprint Medley: 1, Timberlake 2:02.25. 2, Kellogg 2:03.73. 3, Bonners Ferry 2:04.14. High jump: 1, Ward (Lkld) 5-05. 2, Sheppard (Kel) 5-00. 3, Suppigger (Spt) 5-00. Long jump: 1, Sheppard (Kel) 16-10.50. 2, Meehan (PF) 16-10.25. 3, Hill (Wal) 16-03.50. Triple jump:  1, Wahl (Spt) 33-07.50. 2, Failor (PF) 33-05.75. 3, Widmyer (LC) 33-03.25. Pole vault: 1, Strand (CdA) 10-00. 2, McInturff (Koo) 9-00. 3, Hammons (CdA) 8-06. Discus: 1, Alamillo (Spt) 123-03. 2, Whitcomb (LC) 110-09.50. 3, Bykerk 108-03. Shot put: 1, Gennett (PF) 36-10. 2, Cooper (Kel) 35-01.50. 3, Brown-Sonder (Lksd) 34-03.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Senior Twilight Invitational at Davenport Boys team standings: 1, Chewelah 128. 2, Davenport and Northwest Christian-Colbert 115. 4, Newport 81. 5, Odessa-Harrington 80. 6, Lakeside 69. 7, Wilbur-Creston 8. Newport placers: 100: 1, Brendan Geary 12.46. 5, Kaben Hastings 12.57. 200: 4, Zack Chantry 24.69. 400: 4, Chantry 56.98. 800: 4, Scott McMeen 2:21.14. 1,600: 3, McMeen 5:07.51. 110 hurdles: 4, Cory Wylie 21.37. 400 relay: 1, Newport 3:52.91. Shot put: 5, Cody Fisher 36-09. Pole vault: 3, Wylie 8-06. Long jump: 3, Rockey McDaniel 18-02. Triple jump: 2, McDaniel 38-08. Girls team standings: 1, Odessa-Harrington 123. 2, Northwest Christian-Colbert 110.5. 3, Chewelah 92.5. 4, Lakeside 73. 5, Newport 50. 6, Davenport 26. 7, Wilbur-Creston 20. Newport placers: Discus: 5, Hanna Seiler 71-09. High jump: 3, Kylin Brown 4-04. Pole vault: 1, Erin Rednour 7-06. 2, Marissa Hofstee 6-0.


| MAY 8, 2013


BR I E FLY Learn about veteran benefits BLANCHARD – Area veterans are invited to the Blanchard Community Center Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. for a special evening with Darryl Heisey, Idaho State veteran service officer and veteran advocate from Post Falls. Heisey will provide an informative briefing on Veteran Affairs benefits. The information may change the life of a veteran you know or the surviving spouse of a veteran, organizers said. The briefing will cover long-term care, service connected conditions and nonservice connected pensions, burial benefits and educational opportunities. If you are a veteran, the spouse of a veteran or know of a veteran who needs this information, you are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions and concerns. For more information about this program or other events at the community center, call 208-437-1037.

Plan ahead for puppy, kitten season NEWPORT – It’s spring, and puppy and kitten season is right around the corner. The usual deluge of unwanted animals doesn’t have to happen. Pawsitive Outreach Spay/ Neuter Alliance (POSNA) is offering affordable spay/neuter assistance to low income pet owners, as well as for stray and feral animals in both Idaho and Washington. The next clinic will be Wednesday, May 22. The cost is $25 to spay or neuter any cat. Dogs are priced by weight, and are equally affordable, with a minimum charge of $40 for small dogs. Transportation to and from the clinic is provided, so bigger dogs are on a space available basis. Book your appointment now by calling Cindy at 509-671-1427. POSNA is always seeking volunteers. Also needed are bedding, toys, fencing and construction materials, good quality pet food for the rescued animals in their care, and of course monetary support. If you have items to donate, or would like to join the team, call Cindy at the number above.


Honored for scholarship These Newport High School students were honored at the Spokane Scholars Foundation awards banquet at the Spokane Convention Center April 22. Spokane County educators nominated students for their academic achievement in specific areas. Part of the Newport School District is in Spokane County. Pictured are Jasmine Smith (recognized for her work in English), left, Rebecca Daigneault (social studies), Jacklin McCroskey (mathematics), Jordan Braun (fine arts), Jenna Kersting (world languages) and Margaret Abercrombie (science).

Book sale benefits backpack giveaway NEWPORT – The Newport Friends of the Library group is providing book bags to the newly registered kindergarten students at Stratton Elementary School. To support the program, the group is hosting its spring book sale Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Library. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Nothing is priced over $1. This is the second year that the friends have donated book bags, two books, a coloring book about the library, library logo pencils,

information for parents on obtaining library cards for their children, and information on library activities for parents and children. The donation is part of the ongoing free services the friends provide for the local community to encourage reading and use of the library. This year’s donation is vaulted at more than $600, and all the funds are raised by the sale of used books at the friend’s book sale room and the spring and fall book sales. The book sale room is open during all library hours.

Library friends holding plant sale NEWPORT – The Friends of the West Bonner Libraries group will be holding a plant sale Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Priest River Junior High. Stop by for a spring start and benefit your local library programs.

Donate blood May 21 at hospital NEWPORT – People will have an opportunity to donate some much needed blood at Newport Hospital Tuesday, May 21, when the Inland Northwest Blood Center and Newport Hospital and Health Services hold their blood drive, which will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. The INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. People are reminded that a single donation can save the lives of as many as three people.

‘Ties to the Land’ workshop in Newport June 8 NEWPORT – Millions of acres of family-owned forest land, rangelands, and agricultural land in the U.S. will change hands in the next few years. Landowners in Pend Oreille and Bonner counties can learn how to plan for an orderly ownership transition at a seven-hour Extension workshop Saturday, June 8, in Newport. “Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage” program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Create Arts Center, 900 W. Fourth St. Pre-registration is required, and a registration form can be downloaded at http://forestry.wsu. edu. Early registration is suggested, as attendance is limited to the first 25 participants to respond. A $35 registration fee covers refreshments, a 76 page award-winning workbook, and companion DVD for the first family member. Additional family members are $10 each, and additional workbooks

can be purchased for $25. Taking charge of the succession process in time is vital to prevent family forests and rural lands from being converted to different uses. This award-winning intergenerational family forest workshop involves presentations, video clips and interactive exercises to help families successfully work through the many barriers to land ownership transition. For registration questions, contact the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County at 208-263-8511 or Washington State University Pend Oreille County Extension in Newport, 509-447-2401. For program questions, contact Kirk David at 208-683-3168. This program is co-sponsored by WSU Extension, UI Extension, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Idaho Department of Lands, and the American Tree Farm System.

Golf tournament will raise funds for Grizzlies football NEWPORT – Newport High School’s football team will hold a golf tournament June 15 at the Ranch Club in Priest River with hopes of it becoming a staple for funding off-season programs. “We are trying to start a new tradition of hosting a (golf) tournament every year,” coach Zac Farnam said. “All of the proceeds go to helping student athletes pay for summer football camp.” Sign ups are available now. The registration deadline is

May 31. Team fees are set at $50 per player – or $200 per team of four players. It includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and a tournament T-shirt. Cart fees are extra. The tournament’s format features a four-man best ball scramble with each team required to use a minimum of three tee shots per player. As play progresses throughout the day prizes will be offered for a hole in one ($15,000), men’s and women’s longest drive and a closest to the pin prize for

men and women. Organizers are also looking for sponsors. Business support begins at $100, which includes signage on the course. Other packages for businesses include logo placement on the event’s T-shirts, sign placement on the course and at Newport football home games. For more information contact Farnam at 509-447-2481 extension 3601 or via email at FarnamZac@newport.wednet. edu.

Players ready for new season NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Players Association will kick off their new season with a gala event at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m. The players will announce the plays chosen for their upcoming season. The evening begins with a buffet

Dinner, auction benefits Rotary scholarships OLDTOWN – The Newport/ Priest River Rotary Club is hosting a Mother’s Day Eve dinner and auction Saturday, May 11 at the Rotary Park in Oldtown. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the auction starts around 6:30 p.m. Skeye’s the Limit is catering. The cost is $20 per person and proceeds benefit the five scholarships the Rotary gives each year to local seniors graduating from high school. To RSVP, call Terri at 208448-2431 or Nadine at 208448-2736.




Mullaley awarded for leadership Newport resident Rob Mullaley received a Washington School Administrators Community Leadership Award for his work with the Newport School District. Mullaley has been a dedicated volunteer for more than 15 years, said Jason Thompson, Newport School District superintendent, who nominated Mullaley for the award. Mullaley has worked on the sidelines of football and basketball games and has drawn praise for how friendly, efficient and professional he is, Thompson said. Thompson, left, and Mullaley are pictured at a luncheon held at West Valley High School in Spokane on Friday, April 19, where Mullaley received the award.

Boy Scouts gear up for summer camps DIAMOND LAKE – Camp Cowles, along Diamond Lake’s north shore, will be a busy place this summer, like all summers. The Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts had its first spring camporee already the weekend of April 27, and a couple more spring campouts are planned in May. The first one brought about 250 scouts from Spokane Valley to a camp based at Carbon Lodge and Camp Ponderosa. Anyone can come out and lend a hand at the work weekend set for mid-May. Meet Saturday, May 18 at Carbon Lodge. The workday will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch provided. Projects include manual labor that doesn’t require a lot of experience – painting, staining and basic repairs. From June 16-22, the Japeechen

Rendezvous will have about 25 scouts living as if it were the 1880s. They’ll learn about black powder shooting, tomahawk throwing, blacksmithing, and building a dugout canoe, among other activities. Registrations are already coming in for the Cub Country program this summer. There will be six sessions of the summer camp, lasting three or four days each. The first session starts July 5. This will be the seventh summer for Cub Country, a camp for Cub Scouts, ages 6-10. Every summer there’s about 550 Cub Scouts, plus another 500 parents and grandparents that participate. Fundraising is ongoing for the construction of the new dining lodge that will replace Finch Lodge.

“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 409 S. Spokane • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 / 97.3 FM “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

dinner, prepared by Two Sisters Catering, and includes a no-host wine bar, live entertainment, live and silent auction and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will help to fund POPA’s 2013-14 theatre season. Tickets are $35 per person or

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


“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

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

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


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

Community Church Directory CATHOLIC MASSES

$50 per couple, available now at the playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., and online at Seating is limited; reserve your
place now. Those two have auction items to donate, can contact Gail at 509447-2750. 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





William Gregory Abbott Usk

William “Bill” Gregory Abbott passed away April 24. Mr. Abbott was born in 1958 in Vallejo, Calif., to William and Anna Marie Abbott Abbott. He spent his childhood in Napa, Calif. At age 17 he joined the Navy and served on the aircraft carrier the USS Kittyhawk for three years. He was honorably discharged in 1978. After the Navy, he stayed in San Diego where he became a counselor for a group home that served children with special needs. He was also a health inspector. Mr. Abbott lived in many states, finally settling down happily with his wife, Beverly, in Usk. He was passionate about his Lord Jesus Christ. He loved playing and writing music, as well as cooking for the love of his life. He lived by the Pend Oreille River and loved sitting in his “God chair,” watching the wildlife and the calmness of the river. Family said his charisma and outgoing personality will be missed by all who were a part of his life. He is survived by his wife Beverly Abbott of Usk, daughter Anna Marie (and Brandon) Cordova, son William (and Emily) Abbott, both of Denver, as well as Erin (and Devin) Brower of Spokane. He had four grandchildren: Adian, Eden, Juliet and Francesa. He is survived by four siblings: Linda (and Fred) Knapp, Craig (and Kathy) Abbott, Allen (and Charlene) Abbott, and Kevin Sayle; mother Anna Marie Sayle; several nieces and nephews.

Doreen J. Ells Cusick

Doreen J. Ells passed away at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane Friday, May 3, at the age of 65. She was born June 23, 1947, and was a Ells lifetime resident of Pend Oreille County. She graduated from Cusick High School in 1966 and began working at Pennell fur farm. She later worked for her mother at the Crossroads Cafe before spending years working with her partner Bob Grimmett running the Cusick Tavern. Ms. Ells was devoted to her family and cared for her aging mother until her passing in 2007. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 217, an avid pool player and loved throwing darts. She was known for cooking burgers at local July Fourth celebrations and events. She spent time with friends and family any time she could. She is preceded in death by her life partner Bob Grimmett, parents Ben and Doris Nelson, father William Ells and brother David Ells. She is survived by her siblings Rick Nelson, Bernie Nelson, Ben Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who will be greatly missed. The family will have a memorial service Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 217 in Cusick.

Harold “Chick” Seeber Post Falls

Harold “Chick” Seeber passed away Saturday, May 4, at the age of 82. Mr. Seeber was born in Kellogg to Harold and Gustava Seeber (Barnhart) Seeber in 1930. After graduation from Wardner-Kellogg High School in 1948, he pursued a degree at Washington State College in Pullman, where he graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy. Upon graduation, he settled in Coeur d’Alene with his first wife, Beverly, and began working for Sherman Drug. They welcomed two daughters into the family, Stephanie Ann and Sandy Marie. After several years, Mr. Seeber was ready to venture into business on his own. He moved to Spokane Valley where he started Seeber Vista Drug. After a fire destroyed


the pharmacy, the family moved to Newport where Mr. Seeber took a position as the administrator of Newport Hospital District. While in Newport, he met his second wife, Hedy Gretener. They married June 3, 1967. Shortly thereafter they welcomed two additional members to the family, Gregory Charles and Lisa Melanie. Feeling the need to own his own business again, Chick and Hedy purchased Aker’s Drug in 1969. They ran the pharmacy together as Seeber’s Drug until Hedy’s death in 1993. Shortly thereafter the business was sold to their son, Greg. Chick retired in 1994. Soon after his retirement, he met Kay Cronin, his partner for the past 19 years. Mr. Seeber enjoyed his retirement with Kay. They traveled to numerous places such as Europe, Alaska and Hawaii. Besides traveling, they also enjoyed playing tennis, golf and skiing. The couple spent their winters in Phoenix and summers in Post Falls. In his earlier life, Chick enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing and weekly golf rounds with his friends. Mr. Seeber is survived by his partner, Kay Cronin of Post Falls; his four children, Stephanie Seeber-Duley of Coeur d’Alene, Sandy Schwarztbauer (and Scott) of Wasilla, Alaska, Greg Seeber (and Nicole) of Newport, and Lisa Skay (and Tracy) of Spokane; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the American Lutheran Church in Newport Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Marshalee Thompson Priest River

Marshalee Thompson, a life long resident of Priest River and Oldtown, passed away April 22 after a long battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was 64. She was born May 18, 1948, in Newport and married the love of her life, Wayne Guy Thompson in Dalkena. She worked many jobs over the years as a waitress, homemaker and eventually became a realtor, which she loved. She also taught sewing to many young women over the years in 4H. She enjoyed reading, traveling and a good game of golf, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Family said she was a very strong and quiet person. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, father Rex Edgar and three brothers: Jerry Edgar, Tim Edgar and Terry Foss. She is survived by her son Tim Thompson and his wife Gina of Priest River, daughter Amy Scribner of Oldtown, and son Dan Thompson of Post Falls; seven grandchildren, Bailey Scribner, Abriana Thompson, Shelby Scribner, Colton Thompson, Allee Thompson and Willow Thompson; parents Marge Edgar of Priest River and Clarence Foss of Lewiston; siblings Janet Howard, Michael Edgar, Esther Booth, Vicki Leaming, Cheryl Blevins, Bill Foss, Lorreta Jones and Keith Foss; many wonderful friends and one cat she wasn’t really sure she wanted but grew to love, Muffy. A celebration of life and a potluck were held Sunday, May 5, at the Ranch Club.

Roberta G. Koepke Usk

Roberta G. Koepke (Birdie Moore) of Usk passed away Wednesday, May 1 after a brave battle with cancer. She was 51. She was born on Koepke July 9, 1961, in St. Ignatius, Mont. Family said they were blessed to have Birdie as a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved to travel and take family vacations and lived her life to the fullest. She was a generous soul known for her infectious laugh. She gained her happiness by bringing joy to others.


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 29 BURGLARY – S. Spokane Ave., Newport, report that someone has been in the complainant’s apartment and taken several items. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Tavis R. Davis, 29, of Colville was arrested on a local warrant. FOUND PROPERTY – S. Shore Diamond Lake, report of found a bicycle. THREATENING – Scotia Rd., Newport, report that boyfriend’s ex is leaving threatening voicemails. ANIMAL CRUELTY – Calispel Trail Loop, Newport, report of horses and dogs being neglected and abused. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Cedar Drive, Newport, a person reported finding a sled with items on it sitting on the side of the road last night. TRESPASSING – Robarge North Rd., Metaline Falls, report of a dark red Chevy S-10 Blazer speeding through property about 10 minutes ago. DRUGS – Newport City Hall, drug investigation. VEHICLE FIRE – Hwy. 2, report of a gray van with smoke coming out of the cab, non-blocking on the westbound side. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that a window is open in front of the building behind the garbage cans but there are no vehicles or people around. Tuesday, April 30 FOUND PROPERTY – Levitch Rd., report of gas powered pressure washer found on side of the highway. FIRE – Bigfoot Rd., report of slash pile out of control. ARREST – Pass Creek Pass, Tyler W. Batch, 29, was arrested for identity theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Hwy. 2, report of white male walking with

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Wednesday, May 1 LITTERING – Laurelhurst Drive, report of large amount of garbage dumped on side of road. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Pines Rd., respondent feels threatened by neighbor cleaning his handgun outside. FRAUD – Hall Lane, report of cell phone account altered without complainant’s knowledge. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Box Canyon Rd., report of lock was taken off gate. BRUSH FIRE – LeClerc Rd. N., report of brush fire on side of road. ILLEGAL BURNING – Spring Valley Rd., respondent believes neighbor is burning plastic. Thursday, May 2 ANIMAL PROBLEM – Deer Valley Rd., report of cattle in roadway. JUVENILE PROBLEM – S. Calispell Ave., person reporting threats made by 30-year-old male. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. 2nd St., person reporting that daughter’s items were destroyed at her dad’s house. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of one vehicle rollover. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. 5th St., subject requesting assistance removing male being disruptive. TRESPASSING – Green Rd., respondent would like subject trespassed for fraud. JUVENILE PROBLEM – S. Calispell Ave., report that 13-year-old daughter did not come home from school. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Bobier Rd. N., report of vehicle sitting in driveway with male inside. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. Pine St., report of juveniles jumping on cars. DISTURBANCES – S. Newport Ave., respondent can hear disturbance in progress. ARREST – Raymond Jeffrey Neal, 41, of Spokane was arrested on tribal charges. Friday, May 3 ARREST – Hope Rd., John R. Sanders, 30, of Newport was arrested for fourth-degree assault domestic violence. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report that suspicious mail received.



Highway 20, Ione Newport School Board: 3:15 p.m. Stratton Elementary Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6: 6 p.m. - Furport Fire Hall, 7572 LeClerc Road Oldtown City Council: 6:30 p.m. Oldtown City Hall Cusick Town Council: 7 p.m. - Cusick Community Center

MONDAY, MAY 13 Candidates File for Election: Pend Oreille County Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442

TUESDAY, MAY 14 Candidates File for Election: Pend Oreille County Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Port of Pend Oreille Commissioners: 9 a.m. - 1981 Black Road, Usk

Nicholas Lee Pulsifer

Nicholas Lee Pulsifer was born April 2 to Derek and Alicia Pulsifer of Brewster, Wash. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches in length. He joins siblings Kara, 8, Emily, 6, and Matthew, 3. Grandparents are Tad and Peggy Loutzenhiser of Newport, Katy Paulsifer of Washougal, Wash., and Dan Pulsifer of Battle Ground, Wash.

TRAFFIC OFFENSE – LeClerc Rd. S., report that vehicle tried to run complainant off the road. BURGLARY – Hwy. 2, respondent reports he had several items stolen from his shop. BAD CHECK – Hwy. 31, report that subject has three checks that are bad. FIRE – Deer Valley Rd., report of brush fire. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Jorgens Rd., report of white male wandering the area sitting in ditch in front of complainant’s home. VEHICLE PROWL – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights FRAUD – Hwy. 2,report of subject possibly committing fraud. ARREST – Hwy. 31, Douglas D. Rice, 54, of Colville was arrested for driving under the influence. DISTURBANCE – Jorgens Rd., report of female at residence and males yelling. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 211, 911 call, no one talking but operator can hear noise in background, then mention of police. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of malicious mischief in the jail. ARREST – Lance Joseph Sinka, 38, of Athol was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Saturday, May 4 NOISE COMPLAINT – W. 4th St., report of loud noises coming from another apartment. BURGLARY – Houghton St., report of grandfather clock missing. ERRATIC DRIVER – LeClerc Rd. N., report of blue Durango driving erratically. FOUND PROPERTY – Coyote Trail Rd., respondent found wallet on roadway. ERRATIC DRIVER – Driskill Rd., report of vehicle speeding and driving unsafely. HARASSMENT – Beaver Valley Rd., report of harassment against a protection order. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Coyote Trail Rd., report of two suspicious vehicles at the gravel pit. VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER – W. Pine St., report that subject called respondent in violation of protective order. ARREST – Gary Joe Gartin, 61, of Ione was arrested for disorderly conduct. Sunday, May 5 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – LeClerc Rd., S., report of fence taken down. BOATING OFFENSE – Pend Oreille River, deputy out with vessel. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Conklin Meadows Rd., report that subject found bee hives on his property. ARREST – Timber Mountain Rd., Lonnie Dee Roberts 64, of Spokane was arrested for driving

Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse West Bonner Library District Board of Trustees: 9 a.m. - Priest River Library Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Newport PUD Offices Friends of the Library: Noon Priest River Library Pend Oreille County Planning Commission Hearings: 6 p.m. Cusick Community Center West Bonner Water and Sewer District: 6:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall West Bonner Library Board: 7 p.m. - Priest River Library Laclede Water District: 7:30 p.m. -


parents are Rich and Marcia Ryan and Jim and Barb Schlaich.

Halie Marie Rose Duffield Halie Marie Rose Duffield was born April 17 at 12:32 p.m. to Trisha Duffield of Newport. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches long delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Jones. Grandmother is Ann Duffield.

Ruth Ann Schlaich

Ayden Lee Teem

Ruth Ann Schlaich was born April 14 at 9:34 a.m. to Bri and Matt Schlaich of Newport. She weighed 7 pounds, 1/2 ounce and measured 19 ¼ inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Kraus. Grand-

Ayden Lee Teem was born April 22 at 3:55 p.m. to Kristen Strong and Eric Teem of Newport. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 22 inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Lewis.

under the influence. THEFT – Hwy. 2, Newport, report that firearm is missing from residence. BOATING OFFENSE – Sacheen Lake, deputy out with fishing vessel. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Hwy. 211, report that someone tried to get into a garage. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Baker Lake Rd., Newport, report that there is a light on in a house that should be vacant.

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, April 29 BURGLARY – Hwy. 57, Priest River DISTURBING THE PEACE – E. Lincoln Ave., Priest River Tuesday, April 30 DOMESTIC DISPUTE – Larch St., Priest River Wednesday, May 1 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Oldtown SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, Priest River ARREST – Jackson Ave., Priest River, Jason E. Frink, 31, of Great Falls, Mont., was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – Hwy. 41, Blanchard, Summer Isabell, 19, of Coeur d’Alene was arrested for driving without a license and cited for underage driving under the influence. Thursday, May 2 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, a 19 year old woman from Hayden was cited and released for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. A 19-year-old man from Hayden was cited and released for possession of marijuana. A 19 year old man was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol. Friday, May 3 ARREST – Blanchard Cutoff, Blanchard, Christopher Mickelson, 40, of Priest River, was arrested for driving without privileges. DRIVING WITH INVALID LICENSE – Blanchard Cutoff, a Blanchard woman was charged with driving with an invalid driver’s license. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Blanchard Cutoff Saturday, May 4 RECKLESS DRIVING – Kaniksu St., Priest River DISTURBING THE PEACE – Railroad Ave., Blanchard Sunday, May 5 UNLAWFUL ENTRY – Pineview Lane, Spirit Lake BURGLARY – Hwy. 57 Priest River INTOXICATED PERSON – Hwy. 2, Priest River



WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - County Courthouse in Newport Pend Oreille Conservation District Board: 9:30 a.m. - Newport Post Office Building Bonner County Democrats: 6:30-8 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint




chainsaw on his shoulder. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of male hanging around employee entrance. ACCIDENT – S. Scott Ave., report of two-vehicle accident. THEFT – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of gas drive off. ILLEGAL BURNING – Hwy. 2, subject stated there was an unattended fire. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – S. Washington Ave., report of female stating she was assaulted.


Laclede Community Hall WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Candidates File for Election: Pend Oreille County Pend Oreille Economic Development Council: 8:30 a.m. - Various Locations Diamond Lake Water and Sewer District Board: 10 a.m. - District Office Pend Oreille County Park Board: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center West Bonner County School Board: 6 p.m. - District Office, Priest River Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station


He joins siblings Arik, Aspen, Clayton and Alex. Grandparents are Clay Strong and Jessie Sorrell and Tim and Trisha Brown.

Dagger Lee Ness Dagger Lee Ness was born

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April 22 at 5:45 p.m. to Jennifer Price and Lee Ness of Newport. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Lewis. He joins brother Mordachi.

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Man turns rock hobby into new business at Diamond Lake

Fashion Shack offers clothing for entire family BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The pinktrimmed house on Spokane Avenue across from River Mountain Village has opened its doors to clothing shoppers. Sandy Paul opened the Fashion Shack May 1, offering name brand used and some new clothing for the whole family, from babies, kids and juniors, on up to adults. “I’m a shopaholic,” Paul said of her inspiration to open a store. She has five other shoppers that help her round up the best clothing to sell at the shop. She said it’s nice to have a variety of people helping out because they all have different tastes in fashion. Eventually, she said, they’ll be offering more than clothing. She has some camping gear and fishing poles to sell.

Paul has lived in the Newport area for about 10 years. She said it was love that brought her Paul here from Belfair, Wash. Although her husband passed away in December, she plans to stay on their property. Paul has four grandchildren who attend the Newport schools. She’s volunteered as a tutor at Stratton Elementary for eight years. Any extra help children can get in the kindergarten or first grades, she believes it will help them catch up. To encourage the continuance of the tutoring program, she’s collecting donations at the shop. The Fashion Shack is located at 112 S. Spokane Ave. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


She was proceded in death by her father, Robert Gary Moore; brother Richard Allen Moore; brother-in-law Michael Hilborn; uncle Eneas Nenema; and aunt Mary and uncle Phillip Haugen. She is survived by her mother Christine Moore; siblings Glen Nenema (and Chet Bluff), Gail LeBret (and Guy), Christie Bichler (and Anthony), Sherri Hilborn; son Jason Allen Bowman (and Nicole); daughter Angelina Justine and Alaina Christine Hilborn; grandchildren Jayden Allen Bowman, Peyton James Bowman, and Jordan Hameline; and numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her. A Rosary was be Friday, May 3 with funeral services and a celebration of her life Saturday, May 4 at the community building in Usk. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.

Earl Thomas Brooke Jr. Ione

Earl Thomas Brooke Jr. passed away Feb. 9 at the age of 87. Family said he led a life with more chapters than most novels. The end chapter concludes with loving and devoted family and friends keeping a vigil during his last courageous days. Mr. Brooke was born Sept. 28, 1925, the oldest of nine children in Bakersfield, Calif., and was raised in Monterey. As a young boy, he spent his time diving in the ocean for abalone and working in Cannery Row sorting sea creatures as they were off loaded from large fishing ships. At age 16, he joined the U.S. Navy to fight in World War II. He was discharged in 1944 and

went to work for the Ford Motor Co. in Richmond. By the time the Korean War broke out he was married to his first wife and had one daughter. He went back into active duty with the rank of sergeant, in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a tank operator. Always an adventurer, during his life he was a deep-sea salvage operator, a firefighter, Formula 1 racecar driver, builder of custom luxury boats, a San Jose motorcycle police officer, owner of two AAMCO Transmission shops in Oakland and Vallejo, owner of Plumas Pines Resort at Lake Almanor in Chester, Calif.; inventor of an underwater movie camera used in numerous documentaries, and the best mechanic ever. He fell in love with the great Northwest and spent his retirement years at Davis Lake and Ione. He was a member of the local American Legion and Moose Lodge. Mr. Brooke was preceded in death by his only son, Earl Thomas “Timmy” Brooke III. He is survived by five daughters: Ginger Marieiro (and Jim), Terry Fry, Lana Brooke-Mayer, Lisa Kirvin (and Robert), all of California, and Lori Brooke of Montana; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; his best buddy, nephew Gene Lackey and numerous other family members and friends. A celebration of his life with military honors will be held Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at the Newport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 217, P.O. Box 272, Cusick, WA 99119, or to another veterans’ organization of your choice. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.


DIAMOND LAKE – Jeff Hanley, 50, has been interested in rocks since he was a youngster. “I can remember going garnet hunting in Idaho as a child,” he said. Now he is opening a store and turning his hobby into a full time business – Gold-E-Rocks, which opened this week at Diamond Lake. His wife, Michelle Hanley, will actually be the storeowner, but Hanley’s expertise with gems and lapidary will be a key part of the business. Hanley offers precious and

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semi-precious gems, as well as lapidary equipment, both new and used. He will also teach lapidary, the art of cutting larger gems Hanley into smaller ones and making decorative objects. Hanley has been on the show circuit for 20 years. He goes to shows in Washington and Idaho, as well as venturing into Oregon occasionally. Hanley has some interesting items, such as mastodon ivory, and some expensive items, such as $1,500 pieces of green agate

called chrysoprase, as well as ago. opal. They have five children and “But we’ve got an awful lot another one on the way. The that sells for $1 or youngsters range in age “I can remember from 2 to 17. Hanley less,” he said. He will also have going garnet also works as a school gold panning equipdriver and is active hunting in Idaho bus ment. in Cub Scouts, teachas a child.” Hanley has a ing youngsters about background as a geology. mechanic, which was Jeff Hanley The store is located his main occupain the old Eagle Point Gold-E-Rocks Owner tion until shoulder Laundromat, off Highproblems made him way 2, at 32a5182 N. unable to work at Highway 2 B. that about six months ago. It will be open seven days a The Hanleys grew up in Steweek this summer, from 8 a.m. vens County and moved to Pend to 6 p.m., to take advantage of Oreille County a couple years summer traffic. 509-671-3155.

Have your credit cards processed in Newport BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Processing credit cards payments is the main thing Valued Merchant Processing does, but not the only thing. The three-person shop is a part of a national company headquartered in Idaho Falls. According to Heather Maughan, the company also handles gift cards, check processing and even makes business loans. While the business is headquartered in Idaho Falls, Maughan and her husband, Gene Maughan, live in Newport. She takes pride in the fact that her company doesn’t have any hidden fees. “I’m going to live here forever,” she said. “I don’t want people knocking on my door complaining about hidden fees.”

There is no monthly minimum amount of credit card payments to process. “If you don’t have any billings, you only pay the $5 Maughan monthly fee,” she said. When a firm does have payments to collect, Valued Merchant Processing charges a percentage of what is billed, in line with industry standards, she said. There are no contracts and no set up or application fees, she said. Businesses can also use Valued Merchant Processing for checks, she said. The company uses

|| D E A T H || NOTICE Philip H. Robinson Priest River

Philip H. Robinson passed away in Tucson, Ariz., April 29, following an extended battle with cancer. He was 67. A complete obituary, announcing funeral services, will run at a later date. Mr. Robinson was a native of Sandpoint, a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired Bonner County prosecuting attorney.


Telecheck, a service that verifies that a check is good. “They can verify it and put the money in your account tomorrow,” she said. Companies who want to offer gift cards can go to her company for those, Maughan said, at a reasonable cost. The gift cards are reloadable, she said. The business opened last July and expanded in December. The Maughans moved to Newport because they were attracted to the natural beauty, she said. They used to visit friends in Kalispell, Mont., and would also come to Spokane, driving through Pend Oreille County in the process.


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.


Troy R. Neufeldt, 23, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of controlled substance possession.




He is 5-foot-6, 200 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in the Newport area.


“We fell in love with it,” Maughan said. She is a native of New Jersey. Before moving to Newport, the Maughans lived n Astoria, Ore. Asotria was nice, she said, but Oregon schools aren’t as good as Washington schools, so she was happy to move here. The Maughans have two children who attend Newport schools: a 12-year-old son Cayson and their daughter, 9-yearold Kalli. Valued Merchant Processing is located at 319 W. First St., across from the Newport post office. They are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 208-313-9141.

Andrew S. Ewing, 25, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of reckless driving. He is 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in the Oldtown area. Ira G. Shealy, 43,

is wanted on two Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear and failure to pay LFO fines. He is 5-foot-8, 150 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair, last known to reside in the Newport area. Scott A. Benson, 32, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of controlled subBenson stance violation. He is 5-foot-11, 180 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair, last residing in the Newport area.

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VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED for transporting clients to medical appointments. Reimbursement for mileage and meals. Work your own schedule. Requires good driving record, clean insured personal vehicle, helpful attitude, good heart. Call 1(800) 892-4817, Extension 4. (13-3p) FACILITIES MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Public Works: Full time, union position. Salary: $3403.78 to $3608.79/ month, depending on experience with County benefits. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Obtain application and job description: Pend Oreille County Human Resources Office, 625 West 4th Street, Newport, Washington, (509) 4476499 or County website: Application deadline: May 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm. (14-2) Miner want ads work.





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IN NEWPORT 3 bedroom 1 bath. New paint, carpet, updated kitchen and appliances. Carport, close to schools. No cats. No H.U.D. $700 plus deposit (509) 6710458 (14-3p) 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) TWO BEDROOM 2 bath house in Cusick. $650/ month. Good credit and references required. (801) 835-3440. (12-3p)

DIAMOND LAKE AREA Custom home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, attached garage. No pets. $725/ month (208) 610-6870.(13-3p)




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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Life Care Center of Sandpoint $1000 sign-on bonus! Full-time positions available for all shifts. Must be an Idaho-certified nursing assistant. Longterm 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 EOE/M/F/V/D – 39408


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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) Find it fast in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.

Newport School District CERTIFICATED SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS The Newport School District is accepting applications for the substitute teaching positions. Additional information and applications may be obtained by calling the Newport School District at (509) 447-3167 or visit our website at Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Support (On-call) Pend Oreille County Public Utility District #1 is seeking a well-qualified individual to perform a variety of administrative and customer service tasks at our Box Canyon hydroelectric project. This is an “on call” position (variable work hours), requiring scheduling flexibility depending on workload and office requirements. Qualified candidates must have demonstrated administrative, organizational and communication skills. Must be proficient in customer service including responding to customer inquiries, accepting payments, and resolving conflicts. Daily responsibilities include: keyboarding, filing, basic accounting tasks, employee/ vendor/contractor interactions, record keeping, processing of purchasing orders, etc. Must be able to multi-task in a busy office environment involving routine and major project-related activities. Experience using Microsoft application software (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, etc.) is strongly preferred. A high school diploma (or GED) is required, along with a minimum of two years’ experience in a business/office setting. Starting rate of pay $15.87/hour; no benefits are included with this position. Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Pend Oreille PUD #1, PO Box 190, Newport, WA 99156 or to Applications may be obtained at the main Newport office or at Box Canyon Dam, or online at Deadline for application submissions is May 17, 2013. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We gladly provide Consultation & Assistance for Manging your Forest Land and Marketing your Logs For information contact

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CHIROPRACTIC 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

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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

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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

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

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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. (14-3p)

METALINE FALLS WASHINGTON Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment. Nice view. Water, sewer, garbage plus wi-fi included. Post office building. $425 plus deposit. (208) 610-9220. (14-3)

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. (14-tf)

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) 6710171. (12-3)



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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. (14-3)


NEWPORT CHURCH Building, 4,000 plus square feet. 2 bathrooms, kitchen, fireplace, electric furnaces. $1,000 a month, first/ last. $750 damage/ cleaning deposit. No smoking! No pets! Shawgo Brothers, LLC. (509) 447-2346/ (509) 550-9083. (14-3p)

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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)

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Jody R. Blakley General Contractor

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(509) 292-2200

Owners Bob & Jane Clark

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We are celebrating 10 years of service for Pets and People, Too!

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Quality Electrical Services at affordable prices

FREE Estimates Matt Dahlin

41 Homes built in the city since 1974

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Specializing in Custom & Log Home Construction “Lodge Logs” Log Home Dealer Foundations, Framing, Siding, Roofing, Decks, ETC.

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Floors & More, Inc Husqvarna • Jonsered and Echo Chain Saws 682 High St., Priest River (208) 448-1522

Operating Since 1980 Professional, Experienced, Friendly Service Clean, Inspect, Masonry Repair Licensed and Bonded

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Stutes Construction

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Licensed in Washington and Idaho

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Kevin Johnson 24/7 Emergency Service 208-255-9580

• General Contractor • Roofing • Siding • Room Additions • Decks • Foundations • Manufactured Home Set-up 208-448-1869 208-660-4087 Harold Stutes Priest River

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Rob’s Heating & Cooling

Cell 509-710-8939 Newport

Floral Plants Gifts Home Decor

Fleur de Lis Floral & Home

125 N. Washington Ave., Newport


Heating/AC Complete Heating, Cooling & Duct Systems

(509) 671-2276

Delivering Propane & Fuel to All of Pend Oreille & Bonner Counties! Call us today!


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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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The Amanda Kasper Agency Amanda Kasper

MPA, BA Agent/Owner

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Attorney at Law

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General Manager Montana & Northern Idaho


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Office Services • Affordable Tax Service • Any Size Business • Bookkeeping • Payroll, Taxes


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Well Drilling

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Full service yard care & spring cleanup e Fre tes a m i Est

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Quality veterinary care for your pets and barnyard friends.

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Small & Large Animal Medicine & Surgery Brian Dockins DVM

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NEWPORT CHURCH Building zoned for multi family housing. 4,000 plus square feet with 2 bathrooms, kitchen, fireplace, two electric furnaces. $225,000. Shawgo Brothers, LLC. (509) 550-9083, (509) 447-2346. (14-3p)

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.




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) OFFICE/ RETAIL space available June 1st. Timberline Center, Priest River, between Ace Hardware and Floral Traditions. 1,240 square feet plus more if needed. Call Ruth (208) 448-1914. (14TF)



ADOPT: A Beautiful Home, Love & Laughter, Fashion Exec, Nurturing Family yearns for 1st bay. Expenses paid Claudine 1-800-561-9323 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. FINANCIAL 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. Miner want ads work.

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)



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Your Right to Know

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. 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)

_________________ 2013117 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7037.94080 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Grantee: Charles J. Williams and Linda L. Williams, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 20070295295 Tax Parcel ID No.: 443213210001 Abbreviated Legal: PTN NE1/4NW1/4 13-32-44 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). Web site: http://

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ers/homeownership/post_ purchase_counselors_ foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Tollfree: 1-800-569-4287. Web site: offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s earch&searchstate=WA&f ilterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice. org/what-clear. I. On May 17, 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 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: The North 997.50 feet of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 13, Township 32 North, Range 44 East of the Willamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Except therefrom the West 664 feet thereof and except the South 280.6 feet thereof. Commonly known as: 382 Skookum Meadows Drive Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/14/07, recorded on 11/21/07, under Auditor’s File No. 20070295295, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Charles J Williams and Linda L. Williams, Husband and Wife, as Grantor, to Frontier Title & Escrow Company, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Wilmington Finance Inc., its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Wilmington Finance Inc., its successors and assigns to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under A u d i t o r ’s F i l e N o . 20120311831. *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 01/03/2013 Monthly Payments $42,734.21 Lender’s Fees & Costs $1,555.27 Total Arrearage $44,289.48 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $506.25 Title Repor t $656.36 Statutory Mailings $56.72 Recording Costs $92.00 Postings $140.00 Total Costs $1,451.33 Total Amount Due: $45,740.81 Other known defaults as


follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $128,439.80, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 12/01/09, 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, encumbrances or condition of the Property on May 17, 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 05/06/13 (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 05/06/13 (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 05/06/13 (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 Charles J Williams 382 Skookum Meadows Drive N e w p o r t , WA 9 9 1 5 6 Charles J Williams PO Box 272 Usk, WA 99180-0272 Linda L Williams 382 Skookum Meadows Drive Newport, WA 99156 Linda L Williams PO Box 272 Usk, WA 99180-0272 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 06/20/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 06/20/12 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 tenantoccupied 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: 01/03/2013 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Heather L. Smith (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7037.94080) 1002.220434File No. Published in The Newport Miner April 17 AND May 8, 2013. (11, 14)

_________________ 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)

_________________ 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 New-

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_________________ 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) ___________________ 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. (13-2)

_________________ 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. CONTINUED ON 10B


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CONTINUED FROM 9B 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)

_________________ 2013134 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON, I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned trustee will on the 14th day of June 2013, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at inside of the front door of the Pend Oreille County Superior Courthouse, 229 South Garden Avenue, Newport, Washington 99156, in the County of Pend Oreille, 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. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A, PARCEL NO. 443107.51.0016 AND 443107.51.8016, which is subject to that certain deed of trust a Deed of Trust recorded January 17, 2008, under instrument number 20080296040, from DANA K. MOREY, a single person and STEVEN THOMAS MOREY, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Grantors, TO: FRONTIER TITLE & ESCROW, to secure an obligation in favor of EQUITY TRUST COMPANY, Custodian FBO JAMES S. McGIVERN, CESA, as to an undivided Thirteen and One-Third Per Cent (13 1/3%) interest as a tenant in common, EQUITY TRUST COMPANY, Custodian FBO THOMAS P. McGIVERN , CESA, as to an undivided Thirteen and One-Third Per Cent (13 1/3%) interest as a tenant in common, EQUITY TRUST COMPANY, Custodian FBO JAMES R. McGIVERN, HSA, as to an undivided Nineteen and One-Third Per Cent (19 1/3%) interest as a tenant in common, and JAMES M. McGIVERN, as to an undivided Fifty-Four Per Cent (54%) interest as a tenant in common. A new Trustee was appointed thereunder by instrument recorded January 23, 2013, under instrument number 20130314126, re-recorded under instrument 20130314170, the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington. 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 Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default for which time this foreclosure is made is as follows: Monthly Payments: Three (3) monthly payments at $324.95 each for December 1, 2012, January 1, 2013 and February 1, 2013 $974.85, Three (3) late charges of $150.00 each for monthly Payment not made within 5 days of its due date$450.00,Three (3) monthly service charges of $12.05 per month to Allegro Escrow, Inc.$ 36.15, Accrued Interest $5,468.73, TOTAL MONTHLY PAYMENTS, LATE CHARGES, MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGES, AND ACCRUED INTEREST:

$6,929.73, b. Default other than failure to make monthly payments: Hazard Insurance, if unpaid; 2012 and 2013 Real Estate Taxes, if unpaid; IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $32,220.63, together with interest as in the note provided from the 26th day of September 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 said Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 14th day of June 2013. The defaults referred to in paragraph III must be cured by the3rd day of June 2013 (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 the 3rd of June 2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated by the Grantor any time after the 3rd of June 2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale by the grantor or his successor in interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the principal and interest plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or deed of trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or trustee to the grantor or his successor in interest at the following address: NAME ADDRESS Dana E. Morey 1 Deer Creek Lane Newport, WA 99156, Steven Thomas Morey 11 Deer Creek Lane Newport, WA 99156, Dana E. Morey 7838 Hwy 211 Newport, WA 99156, Steven Thomas Morey 2767 Bandy Rd, Priest River, ID 83856, Steven Thomas Morey 35985 HWY 41 Oldtown, ID 83822, Elizabeth M. McBride, P.S. Corp. 1201 N. Ash, Ste 101 Spokane, WA 99201, Cynthia L Deleon 15812 E. Indiana, Ste 200 Spokane, WA 99216, Residents of Property Subject to Foreclosure Sale 11 Deer Creek Lane Newport, WA 99156; by both first class and certified mail on the 23rd day of January 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the trustee; and the Grantor or his successor in interest was personally served on the 24th 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 in his possession proof of such service or posting. VII. The trustee whose name and address is 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 him of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the trustee’s sale. [ONLY IF APPLICABLE UNDER RCW 61.24.040(9) 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 and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the unlawful detainer act, chapter 59.12 RCW.] If you are a tenant or subtenant in possession of the property that was purchased, pursuant to Section 4 of this act, the purchaser at the Trustee’s sale may either give you a new rental agreement OR give you a written notice to vacate the property in sixty (60) days or more before the end of the monthly rental period. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS GUARANTEE IS SITUATED IN 1HE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE, STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND DESCRIBED BELOW: That portion of the North half of the Southeast quarter of Section 7, Township 31 North, Range 44 E.W.M., Pend Oreille County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast comer of said Section 7; Thence North 00”07’3S” East along the East line of said Section 7, a distance of 504 feet; Thence South 89º59’40” West a distance of 939.37 feet; Thence North 00º15’00” West a distance of 1,280.09 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence South 89º57’00” West a distance of 819.16 feet; Thence South 71°10’00” West a distance of 214.81 feet, more or less, to the center line of Deer Creek as existing on September 1, 1971; Thence Northerly along the centerline of Deer Creek to an intersection with the Easterly line of State Road No. 311 (formerly No. 6B) a distance of 115 feet, more or less; Thence North 27º43’00” East along the East right of way line of said State Road No. 311, a distance of 460 feet; Thence North 89°55’00” East, a distance of 859.66 feet, more or less, to a point which bears North 00°15’00” East from the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence South 00°15’00” West a distance of 436.25 feet, more or less, to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. Being Lot 16 of Deer Creek Acres, an unrecorded plat in file with the Pend Oreille County Engineer. TOGETHER WITH that portion of the North half of the Southeast quarter of said Section 7 described as follows: Commencing at the Southeasterly comer of said Southeast quarter; Thence South 89º59’40” West along the Southerly line of said Southeast quarter a distance of 940.50 feet; Thence, leaving said line, North 00º15’00” East, 1,784.09 feet; Thence South 89°57’00” West 630.20 feet to the Point of Beginning; Thence South 65º49’32” West 238.21 feet; Thence South 79°14’40” West 182 feet, more or less, to the center of Deer Creek; Thence Northerly along the center of said Deer Creek, 61 feet, more or less, to a point which bears South 89°57’00” West 188.96 feet and South 71°10’00” West 215 feet, more or less, from said point of beginning; Thence leaving said centerline North 71°10’00” East 215 feet, more or less, to a point which bears South 89º57’00” West 188.96 feet from said point of beginning; Thence North 89º57’00” East 188.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being a portion of Lot C


of Deer Creek Acres, an unrecorded Plat on file with the Pend Oreille County Engineer and designated as Lot C-1 by the Pend Oreille County Assessor. Published in The Newport Miner May 8 and June 5, 2013. (14, 18)

________________ 2013143 PUBLIC NOTICE Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County Vendor List Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, as required by RCW 39.04.190, is notifying the public of the existence of a vendor list and soliciting new vendors. The purpose is to seek vendors not presently on the District’s vendor list who can provide materials, equipment, supplies, or services for the District. The vendor list consists of companies that provide materials, equipment, supplies, or services for the District, i.e. electrical equipment, office furniture, communication equipment, vehicles, hydroelectric equipment, building and facilities equipment, and other equipment and supplies and services. Vendors not already on the list may obtain applications by contacting the Contracts Administrator at (509) 447-9345 or Published in The Newport Miner May 8, 2013. (14)

_________________ 2013144 PUBLIC NOTICE Application for Coverage Under the General Permit for Biosolids Management Notice is hereby given that the Town of Ione has submitted an application to the Department of Ecology to obtain coverage under the General Permit for Biosolids Management. A copy of the general permit can be found at: http:// w w w. e c y. w a . g o v / p r o grams/swfa/biosolids/pdf/ BiosolidsManagement.pdf The Town of Ione has issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on April 17th, 2013 for the proposal described in this notice after review of a completed Environmental Checklist and other information on file with the agency. Copies of the DNS and the completed Environmental Checklist are available from the Town of Ione. Persons wishing to comment on the DNS should direct written comments to the Town of Ione no later than May 20th, 2013. The Town of Ione applies biosolids as a soil amendment. The land application site is located at 41 Hanks Butte Road, Ione, WA. Our permit application includes a Site Specific Land Application Plan that addresses the management of our biosolids at this site. Our permit application includes a General Land Application Plan that addresses how future land application sites will be identified and managed. Proposals for new sites will be consistent with our General Land Application Plan, and additional environmental review will be completed if needed. Public notice at proposed new sites will include a 30day comment period, and signs will be posted around the proposed sites. Any person who wants to comment on this proposal or to request a public hearing or meeting must do so, in writing. Comments or requests must be submitted to Betty Ann Bickner by June 3rd, 2013. If you wish to be included on an Interested Parties List to receive notification of activities relating to this project, please notify, in




writing, Town of Ione. Town of Ione will provide written confirmation by certified mail, return receipt requested, to each interested person or organization that their name has been placed on the list. Contact persons to receive questions, comments, or requests: Betty Ann Bickner Department of Ecology Eastern Regional Office 4601 N. Monroe, Ste 100 Spokane, WA 992051295 509-329-3505 Bryan Hunt, Solid Waste Coordinator Tri-County Health Department 605 Hwy 20 Newport, WA 99156 509-447-3131 Jessica Davis, Mayou Town of Ione P.O. Box 498 Ione, WA 99139 509-442-3611 Charles Spears, Town Council Member Town of Ione. P.O. Box 498 Ione, WA 99139 509-442-3611 Published in The Newport Miner May 8, 2013. (14)

_________________ 2013145 NOTICE OF PUBLIC TIMBER SALE Department of Natural Resources will auction timber to the highest bidder. Contract terms and bidding information is available by calling Northeast Region at (509) 684-7474 or by visiting the Region Office at Colville or Product Sales & Leasing Division, Olympia. Bidding information may also be obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. at the on June 18, 2013. MUDDY MADNESS, App. No. 089223, approximately 35 miles by road Northeast of Colville, WA. on part(s) of Sections 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 20 and 21 all in Township 37 North, Range 42 East, Sections 36 all in Township 38 North, Range 42 East, W.M., comprising approximately 7,421 Mbf of Timber. This sale is Export Restricted. POWER TOWER SORTS App. Nos. 089534-089542, Approximately 18 miles west of Newport, WA on part(s) of Sections 8, 9, and 16 all in Township 31 North, Range 43 East, W.M., each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 1,752 tons DF/WL peeler/sawlogs 7-10” minimum acceptable bid $70.00/ton; Sort #2 approximately 3,040 tons DF/ WL peeler/sawlogs 11”+ minimum acceptable bid $80.00/ton; Sort #3 approximately 1,593 tons LP/GF/ WH/ES/AF/WP and nonchuckable DF/WL sawlogs 7-10” minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ton; Sort #4 approximately 6,508 tons LP/GF/WH/ES/AF/WP and non-chuckable DF/WL sawlogs 11”+ minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ ton; Sort #5 approximately 4,576 tons WRC sawlogs 5”+ minimum acceptable bid $140.00/ton; Sort #6 approximately 140 mbf WRC Poles class 6-35’ & better minimum acceptable bid $900.00/mbf; Sort #7 approximately 1,331 tons all species except PP & WRC chip & saw 5-6” minimum acceptable bid $50.00/ ton; Sort#8 approximately 549 tons all species except WRC Utility 2”+ minimum acceptable bid $25.00/ tons; Sort #9 approximately 403 tons Dead DF/WL/ Green Paper Birch 6”+ minimum acceptable bid $29.00/tons. This sale is Export Restricted. PYRAMID PASS SORTS App. Nos. 088196-088205, approximately 24 miles northeast of Usk, WA on

part(s) of Section 24 and 26 all in Township 35 North, Range 44 East, W.M. Section 18 and 20 all in Township 35 North, Range 45 East, W.M., each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 11,256 tons DF/WL peeler/ sawlogs 7-10” minimum acceptable bid $70.00/ ton; Sort #2 approximately 8,985 tons DF/WL peeler/ sawlogs 11”+ minimum acceptable bid $80.00/ ton; Sort #3 approximately 436 tons PP sawlogs 6-10” minimum acceptable bid $35.00/ton; Sort #4 approximately 811 tons PP sawlogs 11”+ minimum acceptable bid $69.00/ ton; Sort #5 approximately 5,630 tons LP/GF/WH/ES/ AF/ and non-chuckable DF/ WL sawlogs 7-10” minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ ton; Sort #6 approximately 4,297 tons LP/GF/WH/ES/ AF and non-chuckable DF/ WL sawlogs 11”+ minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ ton; Sort #7 approximately 2,284 tons WRC sawlogs 5”+ minimum acceptable bid $140.00/ton; Sort #8 approximately 105 mbf WRC Poles class 6 or better 35’+ minimum acceptable bid $900.00/mbf; Sort #9 approximately 8032 tons all conifer species except PP and WRC chip & saw 5-6” minimum acceptable bid $50.00/tons; Sort #10 approximately 8,973 tons all conifer species except WRC Utility 2”+ minimum acceptable bid $25.00/ tons; This sale is Export Restricted. OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DATE AND PLACE FOR COMMENCING AN APPEAL: Notice is given under SEPA, RCW 43.21C.075, WAC 197-11-680 of Department of Natural Resource’s action described in (4) below. 1. Any person whose property rights or interests will be affected and feels himself aggrieved by the Department action may appeal to Pend Oreille County Superior Court within 30 days of May 7, 2013, pursuant to RCW 79.02.030. 2. Any action to set aside, enjoin, review, or otherwise challenge such action on the grounds of noncompliance with the provisions of RCW 43.21C (State Environmental Policy Act) shall be commenced on or before June 6, 2013. 3. Pursuant to WAC 19711-680(4)(d), no appeal may be filed under RCW 43.21C more than 30 days after the date in (1) above, unless an appeal was filed under RCW 79.02.030 as in (1) above. 4. Description of Department Action: Approval for sale of the proposed timber sale(s), shown above. 5. Type of environmental review under SEPA: A determination of nonsignificance or mitigated determination of non-significance was issued for each timber sale. 6. Documents may be examined during regular business hours at the Region Office of the Department of Natural Resources and at Olympia Headquarters, Product Sales & Leasing Division, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98504-7016, (360) 902-1340. 7. This notice filed by: Robert McKellar, Assistant Region Manager, Northeast Region Office 225 South Silke Road, Colville, WA 99114-9369 (509) 684-7474 Published in The Newport Miner May 8, 2013. (14)

_________________ 2013148 NOTICE OF PUBLIC TIMBER SALE Department of Natural Resources will auction

timber to the highest bidder. Contract terms and bidding information is available by calling Northeast Region at (509) 684-7474 or by visiting the Region Office at Colville or Product Sales & Leasing Division, Olympia. Bidding information may also be obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. at the on June 20, 2013. WINDY JIM FIT SORTS App. Nos. 089841-089847, approximately 32 miles northeast of Colville, WA on part(s) of Section 16 and 36 all in Township 38 North, Range 42 East, W.M., Section 16 in Township 39 North, Range 42 East, W.M. and Section 36 in Township 38 North, Range 41 East, W.M., each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 2,088 tons DF/WL 7-10” sawlogs/peelers minimum acceptable bid $70.00/ton; Sort #2 approximately 610 tons DF/WL 11”+ sawlogs/ peelers minimum acceptable bid $80.00/ton; Sort #3 approximately 2,511 tons AF/WH/GF/ES/LP/WP and non-chuckable DF/WL 7-10” sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ton; Sort #4 AF/WH/GF/ES/LP/ WP and non-chuckable DF/ WL 11”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ton; Sort #5 approximately 823 tons WRC 5”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $140.00/ton; Sort #6 approximately 15,936 tons all conifer species except WRC & PP 5-6” minimum acceptable bid $50.00/ tons; Sort #7 approximately 4,338 tons all conifer species except WRC 2”+ utility minimum acceptable bid $25.00/tons. This sale is Export Restricted. SKOOKUM FIT SORTS App. Nos. 089356-089359, approximately 7 miles northeast of Usk, WA, 4 miles west of Newport, WA and 4 miles south of Newport, WA on part(s) of Section 36 all in Township 34 North, Range 44 East, W.M., Section 16 and 36 in Township 31 North, Range 45 East, W.M., each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 3,566 tons GF/LP/ PP/WP/WH 7-10” sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/tons; Sort #2 approximately 1,113 tons LP/ WH 11”+ sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $65.00/ tons; Sort #3 LP/PP/GF/WP/ WH 5-6” sawlogs minimum acceptable bid $50.00/ tons; Sort #4 All conifer species except WRC 2+ utility minimum acceptable bid $25.00/tons. This sale is Export Restricted. OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DATE AND PLACE FOR COMMENCING AN APPEAL: Notice is given under SEPA, RCW 43.21C.075, WAC 197-11-680 of Department of Natural Resource’s action described in (4) below. 1. Any person whose property rights or interests will be affected and feels himself aggrieved by the Department action may appeal to Pend Oreille County Superior Court within 30 days of May 7, 2013, pursuant to RCW 79.02.030. 2. Any action to set aside, enjoin, review, or otherwise challenge such action on the grounds of noncompliance with the provisions of RCW 43.21C (State Environmental Policy Act) shall be commenced on or before June 6, 2013. 3. Pursuant to WAC 19711-680(4)(d), no appeal may be filed under RCW 43.21C more than 30 days after the date in (1) above, unless an appeal was filed under RCW 79.02.030 as in (1) above. 4. Description of Department Action: Approval for sale of the proposed timber

sale(s), shown above. 5. Type of environmental review under SEPA: A determination of nonsignificance or mitigated determination of non-significance was issued for each timber sale. 6. Documents may be examined during regular business hours at the Region Office of the Department of Natural Resources and at Olympia Headquarters, Product Sales & Leasing Division, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98504-7016, (360) 902-1340. 7. This notice filed by: Robert McKellar, Assistant Region Manager, Northeast Region Office 225 South Silke Road, Colville, WA 99114-9369 (509) 684-7474 Published in The Newport Miner May 8, 2013. (14)

_________________ 2013149 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Library District Board of Trustees will be holding a planning meeting with staff on 15 May 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. The meeting will be held at the Pine Ridge Community Church Hall. Published in The Newport Miner May 8, 2013. (14)

_________________ 2013150 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on April 25, 2013, receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist, Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, and site plans from Pend Oreille PUD #1, and did on April 02, 2013 issue a Determination of Completeness for LeClerc Road North Power Pole installation project on LeClerc Road North. (FILE NO. SSDP-13-006), Location: LeClerc Road North (MP 11.6 – MP 13.6). An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on April 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 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 23, 2013. Required Permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Federal Authorization Dated: May 06, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner May 8 and 15, 2013. (14-2)

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