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Volume 109, Number 17 | 2 Sections, 20 Pages

Electric rates set to rise

Growing and learning Cusick students learn health hands on

PUD plans to raise rates by less than 2 percent

ing 4.6 cents per kWh. With rates taking effect July 1, electricity BY JANELLE ATYEO usage during the month of June, OF THE MINER which is billed in July, would be under the new rates. NEWPORT – To help lessen the Of the proposed increase on the blow of rising costs for its custom- $101.66 monthly bill, 66 cents is ers, the Pend Oreille Public Utility tied to increasing Boundary costs, District is planning small rate and $1 is associated with Pend increases over the next few years. Oreille PUD costs – acquisition This year, management is proof power transformers and other posing an increase totaling just electric infrastructure, compliless than 2 percent. If the board ance with ever increasing federal approves the rates, they would regulatory requirements, Box take effect for billings after July 1. Canyon plant modernization efA public hearing on the matforts, and similar expenditures. ter will be Tuesday, June 5, at 1 The PUD receives some at-cost p.m. at the PUD’s power from Seattle Newport adminCity Light’s Boundistration office, W H AT ’S N E X T: ary Dam, which is 130 N. Washing- A RATE HEARING before the going through reliton Ave. There PUD commissioners will be censing. Relicensing will not be a Tuesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at projects are expectsecond hearing at the Newport office. ed to drive costs up the north county over the next several meeting. years. Last year, the Rates are currently 4.5 cents PUD approved an automatic anper kilowatt hour with a basic rate nual rate adjustment for Boundof $24.50 per month. A year ago, ary power, which should be about rates went up 15 percent and the 1-2 percent a year. Rates tied to basic rate increased by $2.50. the PUD’s own system require a This year, the increase would public hearing before the board bring rates up another 1.7 perapproves them. cent, but the base rate would stay At budget time this past winter, the same. The annual adjustment PUD financial staff factored in a for power from Boundary Dam is 2 percent increase to take effect 0.7 percent while the other 1 permid-year. cent is tied to the PUD’s system. Director of finance and adminA residential customer currently istrative services John Jordan said paying $100 per month would see their bill increase to $101.66, paySEE RATES, 2A



CUSICK – Cusick Elementary students are sewing the seeds to a healthier future. All school year they’ve been learning about nutrition and noshing on fresh fruits and veggies. Not only are the kids eating healthier, they’ll eventually be getting nutritious food that’s grown right outside their classW H AT ’S N E X T: room window. Through the A GARDEN PARTY will be Cusick School District’s grant funded Fresh Starts project, stu- held Wednesday, June 6 from 1-3 p.m. dents helped create a community garden behind the school this spring. Earlier this year, grow lights were set up in the classroom where students could start their plants from seeds. That gave them a taste of the garden project, said Kelly Keogh, who’s leading the garden project. SEE GARDEN, 2A “Now they’re really excited to


Cusick first grader Jaylein Zylstra waters freshly planted sage seeds at the school’s newly built garden.


Cusick bus driver Kathy Brown helps first grader Linden Peterson plant basil seeds at a recent work day in the garden.

Man who left $110,000 for scholarships wasn’t wealthy

Newport graduate’s money will provide scholarships a year for 20 years BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


This is what the Kalispel Tribe’s Cultural Exploration Center and Rest Stop will look like when it is constructed later this year.

Tribe unveils rest stop, visitor center Building ready this summer BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

USK – A rest stop and cultural exploration center planned for construction off Highway 20 near Cusick will provide 24 hour restrooms, parking and an interpretive center, a small group of interested people was told at a meeting held Wednesday, May

24, at the Camas Center on the Kalispel Reservation. The 2,300-square-foot, singlestory building will be constructed this summer. The site is located just north of the Kaltran and Kalispel Career Training Center on about four acres of land owned by the Kalispel Tribe. It is on the Selkirk International Loop. The building will be only part of the project. There will be a dog

park, a series of trails and space in and outside the building that can be used for a variety of events, such as craft fairs. “We want to attract people to the area,” said Charles Zanderbergan of Wolfe Architectural Group, the firm that is designing the project. “We want it to be a little oasis.” SEE CENTER, 2A

|| Liquor sales change June 1 NEWPORT – The privatization of state liquor sales begins June 1, and many local stores are prepared for the change. Safeway shelves have been stocked with bottles for a couple weeks, covered in curtains that advertise sales will be offered soon. The Food Court grocery store in Ione has received its license to sell, but owner Dave Rochlin said neither of his distributors are quite ready to deliver the product. One doesn’t have a supply and the other hasn’t determined pricing yet, he said. He believes Food Court will be selling within a week or so. Previously a state contract store, Ione’s Paradise Liquors plans to continue liquor sales. Country Lane in Newport also contracted with the state to sell liquor,

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and the business applied to continue liquor sales, but they chose not to sell at this time. They’ll continue their embroidery, engraving and gift shop business, expanding their current offerings. Owner Sharon Shining said many of the little guys are hurting from the change. Costco and Safeway put much funding behind the initiative that voters passed last fall. Shining said Country Lane is retaining the rights to sell liquor again in the future. The Metaline Mini Mart has applied for a license to sell liquor. The store is less than 10,000 square feet and has applied under an exception to the rule that allows smaller stores in underserved areas to sell liquor. The state will begin considering those requests after June 1. Lady Bug Corner in Metaline Falls closed at the end of February.

NEWPORT - Verne Lindsay was known for many things. When he attended Newport High School back in the 1940s, he was the first student to own a car. He was known as a good dancer. He lettered in three sports, despite a heart condition. As an adult, bowling occupied his interest after he retired. He taught bowling and bowled around the world, throwing six perfect games after he turned 60. But what the 1949 Newport High School graduate will be remembered for around the Newport School District is the $110,645 he left to the school to be used for scholarships

when he died last September at age 82. The money will be used for four, $1,500 scholarships a year – two for vocational study and two for Lindsay academic study. The scholarship money is expected to last 20 years. “Anytime somebody generously donates money like this, we’re 1949 Lindsay very appreciative,” Newport school board president Lynn Kaney said. “It will help further the education of many students.” Lyle and Mary Balderson attended Newport High and knew Lindsay. When Lindsay’s wife, Lorrie, died in 1997, he started thinking about what SEE $110,000, 2A


No wake zones remain at Diamond, Bead lakes NEWPORT – The no wake zones remain in effect at Diamond Lake and Bead Lake. Pend Oreille County commissioners spoke with Diamond Lake resident Bob Tully Tuesday morning and he indicated levels were still high. They asked the sheriff to check the lake this week and see if there are particular areas that could be posted with wake restrictions as opposed to limiting boat speeds on the entire lake. The no wake zone on Sacheen Lake was lifted May 22. Commissioner Diane Wear said quite a few anglers were out this Memorial Day weekend and it appeared they were catching. “The lake is alive with activity, and I’d say summer has begun,” she said.

No wake zones went into effect March 27 at Diamond and Sacheen. A restriction on Bead Lake was added April 24.

Cusick seniors graduate Saturday CUSICK – Cusick High School will graduate 18 seniors with commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. in the gym. The valedictorian is Courtney Montgomery, and Jasmine Minor is the salutatorian. Class colors are black, gold and silver, and the class motto is from James Dean: “Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today.” The last day of school for the rest of the Cusick students is Friday, June 8. Students will be released at 11 a.m.



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Man kidnapped in Montana, escapes in Pend Oreille County Jumps from trunk, yells for help BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – When the motorist driving to Spokane Sunday morning saw the trunk open on the car in front of him and a man set up and start waving his hands and yelling for help, he was surprised. It was about 7 a.m. near Pend Oreille County Park on Highway 2. When the trunk opened, the car pulled over and two men tried to get the man back in the car, Pend Oreille Sheriff Alan Botzheim said. The man escaped and ran to the witness’s vehicle. The witness said the victim

told him he had been beaten, bound and forced into the trunk of the suspects’ car while in Montana. The two men got back in their car and took off towards Idaho on Highway 2. Pend Oreille County sheriff deputies coming from Newport passed the car and turned around to pursue. The car didn’t stop right away. When it got to Newport, a shotgun was thrown out of the car near the schools. The car stopped near Spokane St. and Highway 2 and the men were taken into custody without a struggle, Botzheim said. Kenny J. Morrison, 29, and John M. Davis, 39, both of Columbia Falls, Mont., were booked on charges of kidnap-

ping, unlawful imprisonment, fourth degree assault and possession of methadone without a prescription and unlawful possession of a firearm. Subsequent investigation revealed injuries to the victim that were consistent with being bound and beaten, Botzheim said. The victim refused medical attention while on scene, but was later taken to Crime Victim Services for assistance. The case may involve a family dispute over domestic violence, one source said. Pend Oreille County deputies are currently working closely with Flathead County, Mont., authorities as this case remains active. Morrison and Davis are being held at Pend Oreille County Jail on $100,000 bond each.


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Deputies make heroin, meth arrests OLDTOWN - Bonner County Sheriff deputies arrested Randle K. Phelps, 29, and Jessica L. Davis, 25, both of Spokane for possession of heroin and methamphetamine in Oldtown

When they stopped the car, deputies used a Bonner County drug dog to locate the drugs. The amount of drugs was small, Lakewold said, enough for personal use.

CENTER | River, fish depicted on floor FROM PAGE 1

He said a series of interpretive trails behind the building will feature the four seasons and what the Kalispel people traditionally did during each of the seasons. “We want people to learn about the tribe,” he said. Garco Construction of Spokane will build the center. Wolfe Architectural Group is doing the architectural design and Gavin Associates Landscaping of Otis Orchards will do the landscaping. The project is funded with a $719,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The Kalispel Tribe of Indians contributed the land and provided infrastructure for utilities about five or six years ago when Kingfisher Road was built. The ground preparation and providing access to the state highway will eat up a lot of the money, said Sev Jones, Kalispel tribal planner. The project is budget driven, he said, with architects working to make it as cost effective

as possible. The construction of the building will be slab on grade. The interpretive center will have a metal roof and will be built to withstand Pend Oreille County winters, which get about twice as much snow as in Spokane. “It will be built ‘ski-lodge heavy,’” Zanderbergan said. The reason roofs collapse under heavy snow pack has to do with the saturation of the roof as much as it has to do with the weight of the snow. The roof will be angled enough that snow will run off. Radiant heat is planned. There will be a concrete floor in the building, with a river and fish depicted. There will be various displays of Kalispel historic replicas and there will be a sound element, possibly of drumming, possibly of people speaking Salish. The signs throughout the interpretive center will be in English and Salish. The restrooms will be inside the building. There is room for a retail space inside the building. It could be one of the tribe’s busi-

nesses or a business run by a tribal member or something else. Cusick mayor Bob Spencer said vandalism could be a problem. He said he had cameras at key places around his buildings but that it was hard to identify someone who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Ray Entz, the tribe’s natural resource director, wanted to make sure that all animals, birds, fish and plants were native to the area. A question was raised about whether two toilets in each restroom would be sufficient. The architects said that that would be adequate. Highway 20 gets about 3,000 vehicles a day they said. There will be overnight parking but no RV sewer dump. The Kalispel Tribe’s governing body, the business council, approved of the design. There will be meetings with interested people about what should be in the display areas and what business should be in the visitor center, Jones said.

RATES | Several factors affect rates FROM PAGE 1

the district expects rates to go up each year by 1-2 percent for district expenses. He said the board has chosen to manage with small annual rate increases. They’re also challenging management to keep costs down, he said. Over the next few years, the total annual rate increases are expected to be 1-2 percent for PUD costs plus another 1-2 percent for Boundary power. Jordan predicts Boundary increases to be 1.7 percent in 2013, 1.3 percent in 2014, 1.1 percent in 2015 and 0.9 percent in 2016. For the PUD’s costs, he foresees a 1 percent increase over the next three years, then two years at 2 percent. After that, an increase around 9 percent may be needed. The PUD will need a new warehouse facility in the future because the one in Newport is MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER

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getting cramped. That building, which could affect rates, was planned about three years down the line, but Jordan said it’s most likely that the project will be pushed off. Along with capital projects like the warehouse, he noted there are several factors that affect the PUD’s financial forecasts. If Teck’s Pend Oreille Mine restarts, it would make a big difference for the PUD. Load growth and interest rates are other big factors. If interest rates had a resurgence to what they were five years ago, the money the district would earn would equal about the same as it would through a 5 percent rate increase, Jordan said. Moving to just a 2 percent average interest rate would bring in another $600,000 per year. In 2010, Washington state had next to the lowest residential rates in the nation at an aver-

age of 8.33 cents per kWh. Only Idaho, at 7.90 cents, was lower. The 2011 national average residential rate was 11.8 cents. For 2011, the comparable residential rate (monthly basic and energy charges combined) for Pend Oreille PUD customers was 5.6 cents. The proposed rate increase for this year also affects irrigation accounts, which are subject to an annual minimum charge on their pumps. That charge will increase from $11.75 to $11.90 per horsepower. There will be no change to commercial and industrial demand charges. Rates are being adjusted so that total revenue from each rate class is increased by 1.7 percent. Comments may be provided at the hearing or to any of the PUD commissioners or district management. The district’s main number is 509-447-3137.


Reward offered in grizzly bear shootings in northern Idaho BONNERS FERRY – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement agents and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are investigating the fatal shooting of a federally protected grizzly bear

$110,000 | Lindsay was a good neighbor, dancer FROM PAGE 1

he would do with his estate. He owned a nice house on the South Hill in Spokane that would be worth something. “We talked to him after Lorrie died,” Lyle Balderson said. “He had no family and no one to leave money to.” So the Baldersons suggested leaving it to the school district for scholarships. Mary Balderson said that Lindsay was popular in school. “He was well liked,” she said. “He was a hard worker and very popular because of his car.” Lyle Balderson remembers Lindsay being popular with the girls because of how well he could dance. “Girls would ask him to dance,” he said. Reed Mahan was Lindsay’s neighbor for 12 years in Spokane. “He was the kind of neighbor who would do anything for you,” Mahan said. In the winter, Lindsay would clear several of his neighbors’ driveways with his snow blower. He would watch out for his neighbors, turning their lights on and off when they were out of town. He had a shop and would fix things such as sprinklers for his neighbors. “He was an old school neighbor, the kind you don’t see anymore,” Mahan said. He enjoyed golf for many years, but as he got older, bowling occupied more and more of his time. He was a regular at Lilac Lanes in Spokane, where he taught young people how to bowl. “They absolutely loved him,” remembers Don Sullivan, the night manager at Lilac Lanes. Lindsay’s athletic prowess extended to bowling. Rolling one perfect game is something, let alone the six or so that Lindsay rolled after age 60. “He was a pretty darn good bowler,” Sullivan said. Even late in his life, he had an average of 180190, he said.


see things going out in the gardens,” she said. The elementary students got their hands dirty for a workday in the garden May 8. The younger ones had fun moving rocks to prep the planting spots. Students also planted seeds and their lettuce and spinach starts that will be ready to harvest soon. The garden is located behind the school on the east end of the football field. There are raised beds, greenhouses and pyramid trellises. Old tractor tires were turned into planters. Bulbs were planted in the fall, so the garden got its first bit of color when the daffodil bloomed this spring. There are plans to include fruit trees. An end of the school year garden party is planned for Wednesday, June 6 from 1-3 p.m. There will be activities such as face painting for kids, all focused on garden themes. It was when school nurse Lisa Hoxie saw students filling their bellies with junk food that she wanted to find a way to provide healthy snacks. She told Keogh,

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Lindsay’s love of cars rivaled his love for bowling. He was the driver when he and his buddies ran around back in the day. Joe Sutton was one of Lindsay’s lifelong friends. The two attended Newport High School together and remained close throughout Lindsay’s life. Sutton recalled a time in the mid-1950s when Lindsay was driving a friend and him to Sandpoint from Priest River. “We were going to Sandpoint to play the slots,” Sutton remembers. Lindsay was driving a tan car that was the same color as a police car. “We came up behind a guy who was drunk and all over the road,” Sutton said. He jokingly said he wished he had a light so they could pull the driver over. Lindsay said he had a spotlight and a red bandana. They got it out and pulled over the inebriated driver. Their buddy was home from the service dressed in a uniform and the pair sent him to talk to the driver. “He asked the guy for his license and registration,” Sutton said. He told the guy he had too much to drink and to slide over, he would drive him home. “He told him he wasn’t going to arrest him this time but if he saw him again he would arrest him,” Sutton said. In addition to having a car, Lindsay also had a job in high school, working as a typesetter for The Newport Miner. It turned out to be his profession. He went on to work at The Spokesman Review for 33 years as a typesetter. But his real legacy may well turn out to center on the students that will further their education as a result of his donation or donors that may contribute to the school because of his example. The size of the donation was impressive, said Sutton, who is head of the Newport Alumni Association. “This was really something for someone who didn’t have a lot of wealth,” Sutton said.

GARDEN | Kids ate kumquats


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an administrative assistant at the school, about the Empire Health Foundation. She wrote the grant, and the district was awarded a three-year grant for $25,000. Along with making the garden possible, the grant provides healthy snacks every week and has a nurse educator visit once a month to talk on topics such as nutrition, digestion and diabetes. “The education focus is to encourage kids to eat more healthy food and focus on getting more natural food in their diets,” Keogh said. The kids get fresh fruits and vegetables, and some are not the usual fare you pick up at the grocery store. They’ve tried kumquats, and they found blood oranges with their bright red fruit to be a new experience. “They thought that was kind of wild,” Keogh said. Next year, nutrition and garden themes will be incorporated into the science and math curriculum. Community volunteers interested in watering and weeding to help keep the gardens going through the summer can call the school at 509-445-1125.

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The first week of June last year was warm with highs reaching 80 degrees by June 5. Lows were between 53 and 40. Three rainy days netted .83 of an inch for the week.



Disability board meets Tuesday NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Developmental Disability Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, June 5 at noon at the county meeting room, located at 101 S. Garden Ave., Newport. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, contact Jim Chermak at 509-447-5651, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

County repairing flooddamaged roads NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County continues to operate under the flood emergency that was declared in mid-March, and road repairs are in the plans. Rocky Gorge Road was closed due to water over the road, and now the county road department is working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to replace the culvert there before this fall. Public works director Sam Castro said the current culvert is undersized and it’s rusted out on the bottom. Best Chance Road has an enormous runoff, he said, and WDFW is requiring a bridge be installed there because the stream is considered bull trout territory. County staff is looking for funding for what could be a $250,000 project. The road emergency allowed county staff to clear culverts, speeding up the permit approval process.

Cusick audit notes monitoring of Title I funding OLYMPIA – The Cusick School District has made additional efforts to track employees’ time associated with federal Title I funding after state auditors found that some salaries and benefits charged to the program didn’t have proper documentation that showed the time could be charged to that grant. In the audit that covered finances between September 2009 and August 2011, auditors found that $1,250 of the special education director’s stipend was charged to Title I in error, according to the report released May 14. The audit focused on apportionment (teacher education and experience reporting), financial condition and associated student body activities.

Planned burn improves elk and mule deer habitat NEWPORT – Colville National Forest crews have completed a prescribed fire in the Sullivan Creek drainage in northern Pend Oreille County, just east of the Cascade Cut-off Road. The prescribed fire will improve local forage for big game and reduce hazardous fuels in the forest. The project was completed in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The project area provides yearround habitat for elk, mule deer and other ungulates. Roughly 320 acres were under-burned. Later this year, the existing forage plants will respond vigorously, providing high quality browse and green forage for big game. The overall fuel reduction in the project area will help prevent future catastrophic wildfires. Aspects in the area range from east to west but are predominantly south-facing. There are numerous benchy areas with flatter slopes. Vegetation consists of open stands of ponderosa pine or mixed conifers with a grass/forb understory. There are inter-mixed pockets of upland shrubs and aspen. Many of the shrubs had become overgrown tangles with large amounts of woody stems. Douglas maple, willows, serviceberry and wild cherries are among the important browse species present. Newport/Sullivan Lake Ranger District fire crews used two firing methods to complete this project. Portions of the project area were hand-ignited using drip torches. Most of the area was ignited from a helicopter using a “plastic sphere dispenser.” Small, white, fuel-filled spheres the size of ping pong balls were dropped from the helicopter onto the project area, allowing ignition of a large area in a short time frame. The Colville National Forest completes many such habitat

Updated forest maps available for ORVs COLVILLE – The Colville National Forest has released its updated map of motorized trails on the forest land. The maps contain which routes are legally open, prohibitions regarding motor vehicle use on the forest, and operator responsibilities. If a motor vehicle is operated off the designated route system shown on the map, the operator is subject to fines of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to six months or both. Additional penalties may apply to motor vehicle operators creating ruts or damaging vegetation. “This year’s wet spring and heavy runoff has made many of the roads on the forest muddy, and on occasion impassible,” said Doug Bladek, forest engineer for the Colville National Forest. “With roads in such fragile condition, it is important to stay on designated roads and trails, as designated in the (map). Forest visitors should use extra caution by avoiding any routes that could be damaged by motor vehicle use due to muddy or flooded roadbeds.”


Large algae bloom found at Diamond Lake

State tests show not toxic BY FRED WILLENBROCK OF THE MINER

DIAMOND LAKE – An unusual discoloring of the crystal clear waters of Diamond Lake during the second week of May has been identified by state officials as an algae bloom. Although some algae can produce toxins that are harmful to animals and humans, there were no toxins in the sample tested. The lake is now clear again but the mystery continues. The exact cause of the bloom that was observed in most of the lake is debatable, according to state officials but the clue is to find the increased nutrients. The other issue that came up was who to call when a bloom is observed. Washington State Department of Ecology officials said people could call them. The Spokane telephone number is 509-3293400. They said to ask for the water quality department. They will test the water or ask the Northeast Tri-County Health District to do it. DOE tests will determine if the algae is toxic but not the source of nutrients. “A lake turns over after winter, releasing nutrients from the bottom,” said Mike Hepp from the state Department of Ecology compliance department in Spokane, when asked by The Miner for a possible cause. Many longtime residents said they had never seen a bloom this large or one at all. He said the ice could trap the


nutrients and then when the spring thaw comes they release. Sometimes these situations cause algae blooms. They also can occur in the fall but are not as large. One theory on why there possibly is more nutrients in Diamond Lake is that it has had two years of high water. This could wash more fertilizer from lawns and other nutrient rich natural materials into the lake. Hepp said scientists argue both ways on this. Some feel the high water allows more cleansing in the wetlands and others feel more nutrients are added. The main concern is that the bloom can contain Cyanobacteria, formerly called “blue-green algae” which are relatively simple, primitive life forms closely related to bacteria. They are sometimes toxic to animals and humans. Hepp said they don’t know why some types of algae grow and others don’t. Only tests can tell. Many types of algae are always present in area lakes. Samples must be taken in clean containers and kept chilled so the algae is alive. Only the DOE lab in Seattle can test for toxins and the samples must get there alive. Spokane DOE staff can tell what type of algae is present in most cases, he said, but they send it to Seattle. Tricia Shoblom, DOE environmental specialist in the northwest regional office in Seattle, was first contacted by people in Pend SEE ALGAE, 5A




A column of smoke rises from the Cascade prescribed burn project near Sullivan Lake. Colville Forest crews burned 320 acres to improve forage for big game and reduce the risk of wildfire.

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It was American Legion Post 147 that awarded Priest River Police officer Chris Davis and several Bonner County Sheriff deputies their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year honor May 5. They were given the award for their efforts in rescuing a driver who was trapped in a car that went into the Pend Oreille River off LeClerc Road. It was reported differently in last week’s paper. We regret any confusion this caused.

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Diamond Lake needs county help


nother incident is pointing towards the obvious. Diamond Lake has some emergency problems that the Pend Oreille County Commissioners need to help resolve. So far, they keep pointing to citizens to resolve them even though this is their largest residential tax base and during the summer one of the most populated. Any safety and health issue there would be devastating. The commissioners have the power and resources to fix the problems – and the duty to do so. The most recent incident was an unusual algae bloom that started in the second week of May. Thanks to a Miner reporter and citizens around the lake, the state Department of Ecology was notified and tests done. The reason this can be a serious problem is that some forms of algae are toxic to animals and humans. In such as case, notification must be made to stay out of the water. The only way to tell is to test it quickly. Algae blooms also can mean there is a nutrient source such as a sewage leak. This would also need quick action. When the bloom was first reported, the county wasn’t clear about who to call. They didn’t volunteer to call but made some suggestions. We suggest that the commissioners review this process and direct all staff that they should notify the Department of Ecology office in Spokane. (See separate story.) Then the county should have a staff member follow up to make sure it gets tested quickly and be aware of the results. In this incident, after people called, DOE tested the water and luckily it wasn’t toxic. The commissioners didn’t know that on Tuesday even though the test was back by last Wednesday. The Northeast Tri-County Health District was asked by ecology to make the test but they didn’t have anyone that could do it fast enough. They also didn’t get the DOE report – another place for the commissioners to get involved. The commissioners are on the health district board. We think they must get a better system going that doesn’t leave it to the discretion of staff. If they aren’t available, a chain of who is next in line in one of the agencies or in the county should be established. The commissioners should be notified so they can monitor this. The second and most important task the commissioners should begin doing today is taking over the leadership of finding a solution to the high water at Diamond Lake. This might even be a good reason there are more nutrients and potentially dangerous algae blooms. The commissioners have the resources and time to work with state and local agencies to find a solution. They have many emergency powers – this is an emergency. They can and should be using their powers. We haven’t heard them suggest anything but that residents should fix the problem themselves. They forget it is their job to protect life and property, and we think they could do a good job if they just tried. --FJW

Comments on current events

ITEM: Sophia was the most popular name for baby girls born in the USA last year, according to the Social Security Administration, while the previous favorite, Isabella, came in second. Others in the top 10 are Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Miá and Chloe. Jacob remained the top name for boys for the 13th year, followed by Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden and Daniel. COMMENT: Whatever happened to naming kids after their forebears so family names like John, James, Thomas, Mary and Elizabeth lived on? The SSA says new mothers have been naming their babies after celebrities, example Mason, which is the name of the son of Kourtney Kardashian. I guess I can’t be critical. I named my daughter Annette after one of the Dionne Quintuplets because I fancied the name. And my mother named one of her 10 children Robin after Bob Burns, the radio humorist who was usually referred to as Robin by friend Bing Crosby. She just liked the name. ITEM: President Obama and the Democrats raised $43.6 million in April for his reelection campaign, a drop from his March collection of $53 million. He got $29 million in January and $45 million in February. This doesn’t include the $15 million raised at a single event at George Clooney’s home, and the take from three dinners that same weekend in Washington and in San Francisco where guests paid $35,800 each. COMMENT: I remember years ago when any pols who dared to have a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser

dinner were widely criticized since most of their constituents couldn’t afford to attend. The usual price for a fundraiser dinner was $25 or $50 plus maybe $100 if you cared to attend a private reception first. I wonder how people out of work and/or losing their homes by inability to keep up the payments feel when they read about the enormous haul made by the president, which will be going on until November? ITEM: I saw on TV where the new presiGUEST dent of the University of OPINION Washington ADELE will be paid FERGUSON $270,000 a CORRESPONDENT year, along with a fat package of benefits, from a provided-for home and car to various annuities. COMMENT: No wonder they had to raise the tuition. ITEM: The FBI is investigating how information about a thwarted bomb plot by al Qaida to detonate an underwear bomb on an airliner bound for the U.S. was leaked to the media. Disclosure of the plot, reported by Associated Press on May 7, compromised U.S. operations against the terrorist group, said the FBI, and puts lives of sources at risk. AP said it agreed not to publish the plot for two weeks at White House request and after it had been dealt SEE FERGUSON, 5A

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|| Government can’t protect us; We need our guns To the editor: If our government, under the unbelievable “change” administration, is controlled by Obama and others of his ilk for the next four years, the anti-gun people who make up a minority that has the ears of some long term senators and representatives and the pocketbooks of billionaires like New York City mayor Bloomberg and multibillionaire George Soros, will come out of the woodwork with their “save the world” ideas. Just across our southern boarder in Mexico this month over 50 headless, footless bodies were found along their roads. The people who are doing these things have already been crossing over into the U.S. and have started to settle into L.A., Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, etc. Do we want the government to take our arms away from us when they can’t disarm the criminals! Our court says their hands are tied when it comes to sentencing. My solution would be to give the victims’ families the rights of sentencing. I believe very few murderers, rapists or serious assaulters would live to commit again! My last thought on what might happen if our people in D.C. tried to take our guns, they should first read over the transcripts covering the fiascos that took place at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, under the Democrat’s directions. -Larry Connelly Cusick

What are the true costs of alternative energy? To the editor: Apparently, another wind farm is destined for the farmlands south of Spokane. I thought the purpose of the environmental movement was to save the environment, not destroy it! Nothing like a lovely drive into the countryside and coming over a hill and seeing them! Those things are so disgustingly, artificially wrong! Remember all the fuss about saving the spotted owl and other endangered birds? IF a logger killed one or even disturbed their nest, he was in deep do-do! Does anyone


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have any idea how many rare birds are whacked out of the air by those monstrosities, per year, per month, per hour? I guess as long as your project is considered green you can eradicate all the endangered species you want, no problem. Unfortunately, the whole ecosystem has got to be thrown off balance by something that kills that many birds, bats, bees. Their initial costs are only exceeded by their maintenance costs. The transmissions can’t take the strain of those huge propellers and they’re catching fire! There are pictures of them burning merrily away all over the web! So, what will we end up paying per kilowatt hour when we total installation and maintenance costs? And finally, recent studies show that wind farms generate significant temperature increases. Isn’t global warming still a major concern? So when we set out to develop alternative energy sources, why weren’t these issues addressed before we committed all this time and money to them? Is this the best we can do? Really? -Tom Frisque Usk

Road maintenance solutions are laudable To the editor: Since my college days in electrical and electronic engineering I’ve seen information technology bring more efficiency with less personal mobility. Since my military days in the transportation corps I’ve valued sustainable transportation plans: globally, nationally and locally. Although demographic demands may change by advancements in roadways, railways, airways, waterways and means of locomotion, including electric and electronic devices, our transportation demands for the mass carriers for industrial production and economic growth remain as constant maintenance requirements for our society. How do we adequately fund these competing demands? Reduce the ever increasing maintenance costs: Reduce the paved roads: Reduce technology consulting and software updates: Reduce administrative redundancy:


He doesn’t speak for my views. I disagree with gay marriage.

I will probably live forever. I drink coffee nonstop.

I drink coffee, but sparingly. Despite the latest study, I don’t think it’s all that healthy. I’ve never been a coffee drinker.

Cost-shift expenses and free-up revenues? Reduce county commissioners’ full-time salaries to avoid road levy shifts? In 2004 my opposition part-time commissioner candidate was campaigning for all-weather county roads. Once in office he decided to change to a full-time commissioner, with a 73 percent pay raise. So there must be a connection. If current commissioners’ salaries are not reduced until the next terms, maybe the work duties could be changed: Reduce general administrative time in half: Less travel time: Less government meetings: Less micromanaging: Dedicating additional time to less duplicative work: Grant writing: Roads destruction: Snowplowing? Let’s make road levy shifts a thing of the past. -Duane Schofield Cusick

New commissioners could mean positive change To the editor: Pend Oreille County has seven candidates running for two county commission seats. If the two candidates that win those seats vote together, they can change the current county government. Hopefully that change would be positive. Start with county roads. No one likes crummy roads. Good roads are an indicator of a healthy community. Another sore spot is growth management. We should be able to decide what property rights we are willing to give up to non-elected planners. The current view is that we must bow to the will of the political gods in Olympia. Like our national politics, does the county have a spending or a revenue problem? For years the commissioners have spent more than the revenue collected. They shift road maintenance funds, sell timber and land to fill the gap between revenue and spending. It’s a mistake to assume that we must have a county government that is the same as a county with a much larger population and revenue base. A rural county can’t support all the services and departments of an urban county, and still have funds left over for road maintenance. SEE LETTERS, 5A



President Obama announced his support for gay marriage. What do you think of his move?

A recent study showed that coffee drinkers live longer. How’s your coffee habit?

I don’t like drip coffee, but I like the specialty espresso.


I don’t think the leader of the nation should take a stance on this religious matter.



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It’s obviously a political move meant to gain him some votes this November.

Total Votes: 26

It’s long overdue. We’re far behind other countries on marriage equality.

It was merely a formality. His politics have long shown his support for human rights, including gay rights.


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NEWPORT – A Pend Oreille County jury took a couple hours to find Zane E. Lumpkin, 29, not guilty of three felonies and a gross misdemeanor following a three-day jury trial that took place before Judge Pat Monasmith in Pend Oreille County Superior Court May 21-23. It was the first criminal jury trial in Superior Court this year. Lumpkin was facing two counts of harassment/threats to kill, a burglary charge and a fourth degree assault domestic violence charge. In the burglary charge, the jury could have con-


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with by authorities. COMMENT: Just as the husband is first under suspicion when a wife disappears, members of Congress, especially those on the intelligence committees, are first who should come under suspicion because there is a history of such leaks by those seeking to schmooze the media. Jim McDermott is a prime example. And remember “Leaky” Leahy? Let’s not forget somebody leaked how angry the Navy Seals were who got bin Laden and heard President Obama spill his guts on how it was accomplished. (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P.O. Box 69, Hansville, WA 98340.)


Any voter who likes the peace and quiet of rural living should be opposed in every way to big county government with all its rules, regulations, ordinances and inspectors intruding on your person and property. The last thing that any of us should want is more county government that mandates increases in sales and property taxes. Then there are the priorities set by commissioners. Are they considering a new ordinance for dog licenses or revising the snowplow plan to ensure we have enough resources to keep the roads open? Do we need a dogcatcher more than a snowplow driver? Please feel free to question any commissioner candidate over these issues. -Pete Scobby Newport

Oreille County and helped organize the effort to get a sample and test it. She had asked Tri County Health to get the sample because health districts usually do that for DOE. They apparently didn’t have anyone available so DOE sent someone from Spokane. The test came back as non-detectable for toxicity, Shoblom said. It did detect Asterionella which is a major group of algae that do not produce toxins. There wasn’t the blue-green algae associated with toxins. Matt Schanz, from the Tri County Health District Colville office, said he was called by DOE to take a sample but couldn’t get it done in a timely way. He said the district does take samples but DOE is responsible for tests. The district

would post health warning signs if it was determined there were toxins. Diamond Lake resident Bob Tully, who has been struggling with high water problems at his property, told the Pend Oreille County commissioners Monday that there is a strong possibility that the high water is causing the algae bloom. He said the water has only dropped a few inches from its high point last year. Tully said the Diamond Lake Improvement Association would most likely test the water quality since it didn’t appear anyone else was doing it. The association does this twice a year. He said he was at the boat launch during the bloom and anglers were reporting it all around the lake. It has cleared up now but he fears it could come back again.


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victed on lesser charges of first degree criminal trespassing or residential burglary, according to defense attorney Peter Jones. “I think the jury found there was reasonable doubt,” Jones said. He said the state’s case centered on phone calls made from a cell phone and investigators didn’t call all the numbers that had been called when Lumpkin was alleged to have the phone. Deputy prosecutor Tony Koures said the entire case didn’t center on the cell phone, just the threats to kill charges, which occurred on separate dates than the burglary. He was disappointed with the

verdict. “It’s extremely unfortunate,” Koures said. Lumpkin, who was in custody at the time of trial, appeared before the jury unshackled and in regular clothes. At one point he left the witness box and pulled up his shirt to show the jurors his tattoos. Lumpkin is still facing criminal charges of residential burglary, first-degree theft and second-degree trafficking in stolen property. He is being held in the Pend Oreille County Jail on $50,000 bond. Jones said he anticipates going to trial on these charges, too.

Mosquitoes out in force Health district advises reducing birds is one way to track West Nile horse cases of West Nile virus habitat to help prevent West Nile virus since it’s primarily a disease were detected. Five mosquito virus of birds – especially crows, ravens, samples in Franklin, Grant and OLYMPIA – Sunny days and jays, magpies and hawks. The Yakima counties tested positive warmer temperatures make way Department of Health asks people for the virus. The highest level of for lots of outdoor activities. It’s to watch for dead birds and report West Nile virus in Washington also mosquito season, which inthem online or contact their local so far was 2009 when 38 human creases the risk for West Nile virus health agency. Dead bird monicases were confirmed, and one and the need to avoid mosquito toring is encouraged from May died. bites. through November. State and More information is available The Washington State Departlocal health agencies will use this by calling 1-866-78-VIRUS or ment of Health has resumed information to track unusual invisiting the department’s website: tracking the virus in our state creases or clusters of bird deaths. with the online dead bird reportIn 2011, no human, bird, or WNV/WNVQA2.html. ing system. “This system helps show || D E A T H N O T I C E || where West Nile virus activity is in our state. It also lends a hand to counties John L. Simpkins where resources are limited,” Priest River said Maryanne Guichard, assistant secretary for the John L. Simpkins of Priest River passed away Tuesday, May 29 at state Department of Health’s Newport Hospital and Health Services. He was 83. environmental public health A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the division. Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River. Locating and testing dead Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements.

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Waterways board discusses new policies PRIEST LAKE – The Bonner County Waterways Advisory Board will discuss a number of policies at a public hearing June 7 following the 9 a.m. board meeting at the Inn at Priest Lake. Policies to be discussed include use of county docks, no wake zones, parking and flooding. The first policy to be discussed is regarding parking at boat launches. The current policy states that no person shall park a boat or leave a vessel unattended at a county dock. The exception would be Slee Street at Coolin on Priest Lake, which would all two-hour parking in the mooring slips only, to allow for boaters to access the local facilities in Coolin. Parking on boat ramp areas

or blocking access to a boat ramp is prohibited except when in the actual process of loading or uploading a vessel. Vehicles left in the boat ramp areas may be impounded at the owner’s expense in addition to any penalty prescribed in this chapter. Overnight parking of boats, vehicles or trailers is prohibited in any of the parking areas associated with all of the county boat launch facilities. Vehicles left in the boat launch parking areas may be impounded at the owner’s expense in addition to any penalty prescribed in this chapter. The board will also discuss the “no water skiing zones,” including that of Upper Priest Lake, Priest Lake and the Thorofare. No water skiing

areas prohibit any motor driven watercraft from towing a water skier, a tube, a wakeboard, a knee board or any other type of appliance. This area also prohibits wake boarding and wake surfing. However, this is not intended to prohibit the towing of a watercraft or other objects at no wake speed. Finally, the board will discuss no wake zones on Lake Pend Oreille. Once flood stage is reached at 2,063.5 feet, as measured at the Hope gauge, the “no wake zone” will automatically be extended to 500 feet from shore on the lake and the Pend Oreille River. Once the water level decreases below 2.063.5, these restrictions will automatically expire.


Spokane resident Todd Benson stands before his “Our Democracy” work on the side of the former veterinary building on Highway 2 in Newport. Benson did the piece to encourage people to vote this year.

Get out and vote

Local artist encourages voter activism BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – This fall, artist Todd Benson will vote for the president of the United States for his first time ever as the native Canadian becomes a U.S. citizen. He’s using his art to encourage others to get out and vote. In his street art style, Benson created a large work on the side of his father’s building in Newport. The piece takes up a panel on the side of the former veterinary clinic (now vacant) on Highway 2 – a building that Benson designed himself as an architecture student. It has an image of President Barak Obama and Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney face-to-face on a star spangled background. It reads: “Our Democracy … Vote!” The work doesn’t advocate for one party or the other, rather Benson is just hoping to encourage people to get involved. Using the street art style is a way to get the attention of the younger generation. Being an active voter is something that resonates with Benson in his personal life, this year especially. He and his family have lived the last 20 years in the Spokane and Newport area. Benson has lived in the U.S. since age 6, and both he and his mom are becoming citizens this year. “To us it’s a big thing,” he said.

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Benson moved often when he was growing up, and he says he always felt like he was from somewhere else. “What I have awoken up to is the notion that I am an American. That this is my home, and this is my country – the notion of citizenship,” he said. “Only America could have made me who I am.” Down one side of the spray painted image is the word Newport. Benson said the mural was sort of his love letter to Newport and to his dad as well. The opposite gives love to his dad and his wife, who Benson affectionately calls “Nug.” The scrawl on the lower right-hand side is Benson’s signature. The artist has put up versions of the piece in Spokane – one on the driveway of a friend. He’s done other work in places around North Spokane, noting that he receives

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permission to paint on buildings and does not do it illegally. Staying politically neutral with the Obama vs. Romney image, Benson is hoping to appeal to people on both sides. He regrets that the nation has become so polarized. “I want to remind us through this mural project that we are all in this together at the end of the day,” Benson said. “We are all American and we all have a responsibility.” “I didn’t like it when the left called Bush a Nazi, and I don’t like it now when I last saw a sticker on my Republican neighbor’s door that showed Obama with the cross hairs of a sniper over him. No matter what, he is our president and that office requires respect,” he said. “It was a sense of national pride that spurred me.”

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Washington voters may decide on same-sex marriage OLYMPIA – Washington voters may be deciding if gay couples can marry on the November general election ballot. The legislature approved same-sex marriage in February. However, many people believe it should be decided by a vote of the people and efforts are underway to put the issue on the ballot. If enough signatures are turned into the state by Wednesday, June 6, the Secretary of State’s Office will notify county auditors in the late evening. The legislation allowing gay marriage will be suspended pending signature review or a public vote. If no petition is submitted, the same-sex marriage legislation becomes effective June 7. If a petition is submitted without

enough raw signatures, the legislation becomes effective June 11-13. If the petition lacks enough verified signatures, the legislation becomes effective immediately. If the question goes to the ballot and the voters approve the legislation, then the legislation becomes effective 30 days after general election day, on Dec. 6. For a referendum, the sponsors need to submit at least 120,577 valid signatures of Washington registered voters. Since many signatures will be invalid, the Secretary of State recommends that sponsors submit about 150,000 signatures. The most common reason a signature is rejected is because the signer is not registered to vote. The Secretary of State will

notify the county auditors late Wednesday if the petition has been turned in, which will suspend the legislation. In that case, the secretary of state will not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on June 7. Beginning Thursday, June 7, the Secretary of State will count the gross number of signatures submitted. This process also eliminates signature lines that are clearly not real people, such as Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse, so those lines are not included in the gross signature count. If the gross signature count indicates that the sponsors have submitted less than 120,577 signatures, then the Secretary SEE MARRIAGE, 7A




WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport



Al-Anon Meeting: 7-8 p.m. - 220 Larch St., Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 House of the Lord Graduation: 7 p.m. - HLCA, Oldtown Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Boy Scouts Wood Badge Training: Camp Coweles, Diamond Lake Priest River American Legion Breakfast: 8-10:30 a.m. - VFW on Larch Street Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Cusick High School Graduation: 10 a.m. - Cusick High School Gym Pend Oreille County Historical Society: 10 a.m. - Bradley Building, Newport Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Pend Oreille Valley Computer Club: 10 a.m. - Pend Oreille Valley Network in Newport Priest River Graduation: 10 a.m. - Priest River Lamanna High School Priest River Legion Auxiliary: 11 a.m. - VFW Hall, Larch Street Athol American Legion Post 149 Bingo: 1 p.m. - Post 149 Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Cornerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown Spring Choral Show: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211

THURSDAY, MAY 31 Boy Scouts Wood Badge Training: Camp Coweles, Diamond Lake Joy in the Morning: 9-11 a.m. - Priest River Southern Baptist Church Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick StoryTime: 1 p.m. - Newport Library After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Boy Scouts Wood Badge Training: Camp Coweles, Diamond Lake Blanchard TOPS: 8-9:30 a.m. Blanchard Community Church Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance RiverWriters Creative Writing Group: 11 a.m. - Priest River Library Lunch and Card Playing: 11:30 a.m. - Old Skookum Grange on LeClerc Road Tango Class: 4-6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord Spring Choral Show: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Afternoon Concert: 3 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House MONDAY, JUNE 4 Blanchard Community Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. - Blanchard Community Center Bonner County Homeschool Group: 2:30 p.m. - Priest River City Park Youth Advisory Council 4 p.m. Blanchard Library Fourth of July Auction: 5-9 p.m. Ranch Club, Priest River Blanchard Lions: 7 p.m. Blanchard Inn Newport Lions Club: 7 p.m. -

of State’s office could determine at that point that the measure does not qualify for the ballot and the suspension is lifted. (This is highly unlikely since the sponsors will also be counting the number of signatures submitted.) Assuming that the sponsors submit at least 120,577 signatures, the Secretary of State will decide whether a random sample or a full check of the signatures will be performed. This decision is fairly critical because, for a referendum, it is the difference between checking 3,600-4,500 signatures in a random sample versus checking 130,000-plus signatures in a full check.

A random sample check could likely be finished in a few days. A full check would likely take a few weeks. The Secretary of State believes that, if the sponsors initially appear to have sufficient signatures, the law is suspended until the final, official determination that the measure either qualifies for the ballot or does not qualify for the ballot. It is difficult at this point to give a date on when that will occur because the length of time depends on whether a random sample or full check is

Various Locations, Call 509-4474157 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Priest River Chamber: 7 a.m. The Ranch Club Group Hike at Pend Oreille County Park: 9 a.m. - Meet at Priest River Senior Center Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church Soroptimist International of Newport Business Meeting: 12-1 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church Overeaters Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church, Newport, use back entrance Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce: 6 p.m. - PUD Office, Newport Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Kaniksu Lodge 97: 6 p.m. - VFW Hall in Priest River Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. St. Anthony’s Church Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue: 7 p.m. - Newport Health Center Basement


Kalispel Career Training Center lead instructor Fritz Fox, left, KCTC director of mentoring and training Terry Knapton and Cusick Elementary principal/CTE director Mike Phillips are shown at the Northeast Washington Association of School Administrators awards banquet in Spokane April 20.

Knapton, Fox recognized for community leadership SPOKANE – Terry Knapton and Fritz Fox were recognized for their community leadership and service to education and young people. They received certificates of merit from the Northeast Washington Association of School Administrators. Cusick School District leadership nominated Knapton and Fox for the awards, which were presented at the NEWASA/ WASA Leadership awards banquet on April 20, at West Valley High School in Spokane. Knapton is the director of mentoring and training for the Kalispel

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NEWPORT – After studying river flows in a large scale model of the Box Canyon Dam, the Pend Oreille Public Utility District will have a second, more specialized model built to learn about flows in the spillway bay. The model will be 1:25 scale, costing about $200,000. Consultants will use it to further study their plans for reducing the effects of total dissolved gas – which is harmful to fish – as the water flows over the spillway. The University of Iowa will be doing the study. The PUD had originally planned to abate for TDG effects with its new turbines. Because the new turbines can handle more water, less would be going over the spillway. Along with that, a bypass system involved an auxiliary spillway. In testing those plans, the first model showed using that location for the auxiliary spillway didn’t help as much as expected. The model allowed engineers to try


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Tribe of Indians. Under his direction, the Kalispel Career Training Center has developed into a facility that provides instruction to high school students and adult learners in manufacturing, auto body, automotive repair, multimedia and construction. Fox is the lead instructor for the KCTC and has successfully transitioned from his position as shop foreman at the former Kalispel Case Line to a career technical education high school instructor who actively engages students in hands-on learning experiences.

The Kalispel Tribe, along with a consortium of community partners funded the Kalispel Career Training Center to increase workforce development and job opportunities. “We are very proud of the groups represented in this collaborative partnership and what this project means for the future of our Tribe and Pend Oreille County. This is a great example of what can be accomplished when we simply work together,” said Curt Holmes, director of public and governmental affairs for the tribe.

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different options with the spillway gates and the crane system. Changes to the crane system would have been extremely expensive, said Mark Cauchy, director of regulatory and environmental affairs. The option the PUD is pursuing doesn’t involve redoing the crane. The more specialized model will identify any potential risks with the selected plan, making sure it doesn’t cause problems or damage to the spillway. Cauchy said they want to see how it would operate in high water when much of the river is running over the gates. “We want to make sure it can handle that,” he said. It will likely be a couple years before construction of the new model begins. With the first, 40:1 model, engineers also studied the best location for the upstream and downstream fish passage facilities, helping decide the size of the

structure, what kind of flows attract fish. Cauchy said if they can manage for lower flows, it means they can use a smaller, less expensive fish passage structure. The first model cost between $400,000 and $500,000. Cauchy noted the project was done on time and on budget. “By looking at alternatives, we actually come up with better structures that do a better job on both fish passage and the TDG. We end up with better facilities at less cost,” he said. The first model, which was built in a Seattle area warehouse, will be disassembled. Cauchy said they may save parts of it for future studies, but shipping and storage costs would have to be considered. The first model is one-fortieth the size of the actual dam – 70 feet long by 33 feet wide – with a topographic floor to match the contours of the bottom of the Pend Oreille River.

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Retired educators make grants NEWPORT – The Washington State School Retirees Association continued awarding money to area educators to use for projects. Ten teachers received $50. In the Selkirk School District, Angela Cain will help keep her sixth grade students’ pencil pouches supplied with pencils, pens and markers. Second grade teacher Beverly Dial will use the money to buy book tape to fix reading books in her classroom. First grade teacher Carla Chantry will use the money to update and replace several books

in her reading program. Selkirk fifth grade teacher Valerie Van Dyke will use the money to buy a script to put on a Revolutionary War play. Fourth grade teacher Stephanie Carlson will also use the money to buy a script to put on a play at the Cutter Theatre. Third grade teacher Karen Milleran will use the $50 to buy headphones for the iPods that the district bought for each student. The students use the iPods for things like playing games that reinforce the basics of math. At Stratton Elementary School

in Newport, first grade teacher Michele Hastings will use the money to buy more books and posters for her science curriculum. Music teacher Nancy Sauer will buy quality headphones with her grant. Kindergarten teacher Pam Nichols will use the grant she was awarded to send weekly care packages and letters to a troop of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Kindergarten teacher Nancy Hoisington will buy a storage shelf so her students can keep some extra clothes and classroom supplies.

Lookout wolf pack likely killed calf OLYMPIA – Washington state and federal wildlife managers have determined that wolves likely caused injuries that resulted in the death of a calf on a Methow Valley ranch May 19 and that the landowner would qualify for compensation. The landowner would be the first in the state to qualify for compensation under criteria established by the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan adopted late last year. Steve Pozzanghera, a regional director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said it was not possible to say for certain that wolves caused the injuries that resulted in the death of the calf, although evidence at the scene supports that conclusion. “The calf was mostly consumed by the time the department was called in,” Pozzanghera said.

“But photos of the carcass taken earlier by the rancher as well as tracks located in the area were definitely consistent with wolves.” Pozzanghera also noted that the 3,000acre ranch near Carlton is in an area traditionally used by the Lookout wolf pack, and that remote, motion-triggered cameras had photographed two wolves on nearby National Forest land in recent weeks. The Lookout pack is one of five wolf packs confirmed by WDFW in the state. The department is currently working to confirm other wolf packs. Officials from WDFW met May 22 with those from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA’s Wildlife Services Program to examine the evidence and develop a response to the loss of the calf. All three agencies are involved, because wolves in the western two

thirds of the state are protected as an endangered species under both state and federal law. The primary goal of the state’s new wolf management plan is to protect gray wolves as they reestablish themselves in Washington, but it also includes provisions to compensate ranchers who lose livestock to wolf predation, Pozzanghera said. Under the new management plan, ranchers can be compensated up to $1,500 per cow for wolf predation classified as “probable.” The plan also allows ranchers to be paid up to twice that amount for lost livestock that are “confirmed” to have been killed by wolves on ranches over 100 acres. “The sooner we can investigate the situation, the better our chances are of determining whether the incident is a wolf kill and whether compensation is warranted,” he said.

To the House of the Lord Christian Academy Graduating Class of 2012 Graduation Ceremonies begin at 7:00 p.m. - Friday, June 1st

Austin Meyers

Julia Ringhand

Hannah Berg

Karmen Rodriguez

Samuel Rogers

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Aerocet (208) 448-0400

Mangy Moose Café (208) 448-4468

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Ben Franklin (208) 437-4822 Animal Doctor (208) 437-2800 City Service Valcon (208) 437-3513

Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home (509) 447-3118 Fenix Photography (208) 304-7883

Community Colleges of Spokane Newport Center (509) 447-3835 Laclede Convenience Store & Deli (208) 263-3892 Pend Oreille Veterinary Clinic (208) 437-2145

TO THE CUSICK GRADUATING CLASS OF 2012 Graduation Ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. - Saturday, June 2nd

Brittany Adamson

Riley Alsept

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Haley Augustine

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Roman Chantry

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Amber Mickelson

Andrew Huddleston

Anna Hurst

Ashley Bosch

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Austin Glazier

Austin Oberg

Bobby Clark

Brandon Johnson

Candice Brager

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Casey Fowler

Cassandra Stagner

Cheyenne Lee

Christopher van der Heijden

Ciera Sprague

Collin Holman

Cory Coleman

Dalyn Bretthauer

Daniel Desjarlais

Dylan Kurylo

Elizabeth Halcro

Emma Reed

Ethan Nolen

Felisha Johnson

Hunter Kyler

Janelle Whitaker

Jantzen Broschet

Jeremy Gilder

Jessica Jones

Joesph Snider

Karen Snow

Karissa Douglas

Katelynn Wehlast

Katey Huggler

Kathryn Rainey

Katlynn Slack

Kaylea Passmore

Kelsey Lederle

Kiefer Prins

Kole Akre

Kyle Groom

Lara Turner

Levi Hass

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Lorelei Zeason

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Manuel Perez

Matt Nelson

Matthew Oliver

Megan McCain

Michaela Olinger

Neal Johnson

Nicole Larson

Nicole Scribner

Rachel Murray

Sabrina Aguayo

Samantha Martin

Shantelle Warren

Sierra Fitzmorris

Skylar Owens

Staci Tompkins

Steven Kingery

Steven Truby

Tara Bowden

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Tiffany Cox

Tiffany Peterson

Tina Bosch

Tyler Roberts

Tyler Wilson

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BR I E FLY Sponsors sought for golf tourney DEER PARK – Sponsorships are available for the People of Pend Oreille Golf Scramble, set for June 29 at the Deer Park Golf Course. The event is a fundraiser for the Panther Pride Athletic Association, the Kalispel Career Training Center and the Pend Oreille County Fair. People and businesses can become a title sponsor. For $500, the sponsor is entitled to enter a four person team and have four sponsor signs, $400 gets you a team and three signs, $300 gets the team and two sponsor signs and for $200 you can enter the team and have one sponsor sign. Organizers are also looking for donated items for a silent auction and for the raffle. Contact Terry Knapton at 509445-1147 for information.

Laptop raffle raises funds for women, children PRIEST RIVER – To support women and children in need, Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women are raffling off a new Acer Netbook. Raffle tickets can be purchased at $2 a piece, or three for $5. The raffle will be held in June. Purchase tickets through the group’s Facebook page, www., and use the FundRazr tool to donate. You can also call the office during business hours Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. at 208-448-2800, and leave a message with the receptionist. If you are in the Priest River area, you can stop by the Rivertown Mall during business hours, and purchase a ticket in person. All donations will directly benefit women and children who are affected by domestic violence and need access to emergency or long-term shelter, advocacy, legal aid, support groups, and much more. To learn more about PRMAdvocates for Women, go to, or stop by and say hello.


Smokey presents poster winners Students at Priest Lake Elementary received certificates and prizes for a Smokey Bear/Woodsy Own poster contest during Smokey’s annual visit to the school. Pictured are the following: front row, Luke Butler, left, and Tyler Storro; middle row, Gunnar Harvey, left, Ava Driftmeyer, Sarah Bach, Hank Whitman, Bobby Best, Faith Spaude, Quade Storro and Kenyan Troup; and back row, Mikey Donahoe, left, Smokey Bear, Melissa Shardy and Emily Driftmeyer.

Pend Oreille libraries plan summer fun NEWPORT – Reading programs for local children are being planned in all Pend Oreille County libraries this summer, with “Dream Big” the theme of the year. Monday through Friday there will be a program scheduled somewhere in at least one of the libraries, so families can pick the schedule and library that suits their needs. Along with stories and crafts, each library also offers free lunches for the kids and free books, courtesy of North Pend Oreille First Books. Newport will have its programs Wednesdays, June 20 through July 25. Preschool through age 10 will enjoy stories and crafts from 10:30-11 a.m., lunch for kids is 11:30 a.m. to noon and activities for kids ages 10 and up are from 12-12:30 p.m.

Calispel Valley Library, located in Cusick, will be having its programs Thursdays from June 14 through July 26. Messy Storytime will be 10:30-11 a.m., free lunch for kids from 11-11:30 a.m. and an arts and crafts program from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Ione Library has two weekly programs planned, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. with stories, crafts and paper sack lunches for kids. Metalines Community Library in Metaline Falls will be having two programs a week, Mondays and Fridays starting at 10:30 a.m. Lunch, art and crafts and fun stories will be on the schedule. This library will also be having book discussions for kids on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. starting with the book, “How to Eat Fried

Worms” by Thomas Rockwell. Summer Reading programs in public libraries have proven to be beneficial to children’s continued reading skills and motivate them to enjoy books and use libraries. According to one study of the Dominican University, students who participated in the public library summer reading program were better at reading than nonparticipating peers by the end of third grade. They also had higher scores on standard tests than kids who did not attend public library summer reading programs. For more information, call one of your local libraries: Newport at 509-447-2111, Calispel Valley (Cusick) at 509-445-1215, Ione Library and Metalines Community Library at 509-446-3232.

Players announce upcoming shows NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Players Association has announced its season of shows to be performed at the Pend Oreille Playhouse in Newport in 20122013. The third annual One Act Play Festival, featuring eight short plays submitted by playwrights from across the U.S. and Canada runs July 13 and 14. Aug. 24-26 is the senior theatre camp production, “Pryde of the West,” a musical melodrama written and directed by Gail Cory-Betz and performed by kids in grades 7-12. Sept. 15-30 runs “Death of a Salesman,” written by Arthur Miller, directed by Millie Brumbaugh.

Oct. 26 and 27, “War of the Worlds,” written by Orson Welles, will be presented as radio theatre. Nov. 2-18, “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior,” a Broadway Junior Production featuring youth actors, will be directed by Dee Ann Boydston. Dec. 13-16 will show “Christmas Belles,” written by Jones, Hope, Wooten, directed by Gail Cory-Betz. Jan. 25 and 26, 2013, is the fourth annual Servicemen’s Canteen USO-style variety show honoring veterans and servicemen and women, presented by the youth actors from Pend Oreille Players in Training (POPIT).

Animal group seeks raffle items NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Spay/Neuter Alliance (P.O.S.N.A.), a local group providing affordable spay/neuter assistance to low income pet owners, has been given a space at the upcoming Lavender Festival. The group is reaching out to quilters, crafters and collectors, to donate items that can be raffled at the festival to help generate funds for their work. “With over 200 animals altered so far this year, we have already surpassed the number we were able to help during all of 2011,” said Cindy Knudsen, president of the organization. “We are still in need of donations to make up the clinic fees for dozens of stray and abandoned animals we were able to help recently. Our goal is to always be there for animals in


need, and with strong community support we can maintain, or increase this momentum.” “Fosters and other volunteers are worth their weight in gold, and we sure could use more help,” said Tammy Parker, longtime kitten foster. “When we are working with homeless animals, the first priority is to get them into a stable environment, after which they are altered, vaccinated, provided with any needed medical care, and adopted to good homes. The more fosters we have, the better our ability to help animals in desperate situations.” If you can help with a donation of time, money, or a raffle item, or if you need help getting your pet “fixed,” call Cindy at 509-6711427.

Feb. 9-24, 2013, is the 10th annual Howard’s Follies, A Yesteryear Production – written, produced and directed by Howard Wildin. March 8-17, 2013, youth actors in grades 3-6 will put on a production that has yet to be announced. April 12-28, 2013, “Alice in Wonderland,” a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale will take the stage. June 15-30, 2013, runs “The Sound of Music,” Rogers & Hammerstein II, directed by Millie Brumbaugh. The Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre is located at 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. For more information, call 509-671-

Clean boats program looking for volunteers DIAMOND LAKE – The Diamond Lake Improvement Association is looking for volunteers to help inspect boats for milfoil and zebra mussels. The Clean Boats, Clean Waters program is inspecting vessels at the Diamond Lake boat launch and will provide training at the launch. Contact Sandy and Ralph Christiansen at 509-9986272. Place your classified or display ad with The Miner and it will appear in both newspapers - The Newport Miner (Pend Oreille County) and The Gem State Miner (West Bonner County). All for one good price. Call (509) 447-2433 for details.


“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


“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

NEWPORT – Meditation is an activity most closely associated with Buddhism, but few people understand what it really is. Meditation is the topic of the Sharing the Dharma Day Sunday, June 3 at Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery near Newport. The program runs from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes guided meditation, followed by a talk on the topic of the day, vegetarian potluck lunch, and facilitated discussion. “Nowadays meditation is sometimes confused with other activities,” said Sravasti Abbey founder Venerable Thubten Chodron. “Meditation is not simply relaxing the body and mind. Nor is it imagining being a successful person with wonderful possessions, good relationships, appreciation from others, and fame. Nor is it simply being aware of what we are doing at any particular moment.” “The Tibetan word for meditation is gom,” she explained, “which suggests ‘to habituate’ or ‘to familiarize.’ Meditation means habituating ourselves to constructive, realistic, and beneficial emotions and attitudes.



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Air Force Airman Michael J. Lewis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Lewis is the son of Keith and Jan Lewis of Newport. He is a 2009 graduate of Newport High School. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Savage, Piengkham to marry CUSICK – Shanda Savage and Lance Piengkham announced their engagement recently. Both are 2010 graduates of Cusick High School. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dan and Dawn Savage. The groom-to-be is the son of Somvang and Betty Jo Piengkham.

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“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


1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Church ~ 447-3265 Pastor Mitch McGhee E-mail

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


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Meditation is used to transform our thoughts and views so that they are more compassionate and correspond to reality.” Sravasti Abbey invites people of all faiths and backgrounds who are curious about meditation or would like to know more about the Buddha’s teachings. Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey in 2003 as one of the first monasteries in the U.S. dedicated to training and supporting Western monks and nuns in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Chodron has practiced and studied Buddhism for more than 35 years, and her teachers include the Dalai Lama. She is the author of many books, including “Buddhism for Beginners,” source of the Sharing the Dharma Day teachings. Chodron teaches meditation and Buddhist philosophy worldwide. Sravasti Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane, Newport. For more information and directions call 509-447-5549 or email Check out the full Sharing the Dharma Day program at www. html.

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 5pm 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.


Diamond Lake Church 326002 Hwy. 2, West of Newport Pastor Clinton Schultz, (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


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Selkirk schools get clear audit OLYMPIA – An audit of the Selkirk School District’s financial statements and federal award

turned up no problems, according to a report from the state auditor’s office issued May 21.

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Senior Nick Gardner gives a presentation about his future plans as part of his culminating project at Selkirk High School.

Selkirk seniors look to the future IONE – Selkirk High School’s Senior Presentation Night is Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the high school. Selkirk seniors will give their senior presentations, which include the careers they plan to pursue, future personal/educational goals and their culminating project. The culminating project, involving research, hands-on experiences, a portfolio and a presentation is a requirement for graduation in Washington. The 23 Selkirk seniors have many projects to share. Two of the seniors worked on the Columbia Digital Archive project with

members of the Tiger Historical Society. Two other seniors held a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation raising money and awareness for breast cancer. The Selkirk Student Store operation involved four other seniors. Two seniors conducted a recycling program at the high school while two others restored the information sign for the goat lookout. The Selkirk Youth Softball and Basketball programs involved three seniors, while two other seniors put on a career fair. One senior traveled to Ione one day per week to assist with the community food bank. Other senior projects

Teck honors Brown, Vermuelen IONE – Teck, the owner of the Pend Oreille Mine, is hosting an open house for Mark Brown and Susan Vermeulen. Brown has been the general manager of the Pend Oreille Mine for many years and Vermeulen has been very involved at Selkirk High School. Both are


leaving their positions. The open house is Friday, June 8 from 5-7 p.m., at the Ione City Park. Hamburgers and salads will be served. There will be a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. Come and wish them farewell as they embark on their new journey.


THURSDAY, MAY 31 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Ione Library FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Ione Senior Center MONDAY, JUNE 4 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library North County Computer Club: 7 p.m. - Metalines Library Emergency Food Bank Board: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Ione Library Book Discussion Group: 4-5 p.m. - Ione Library Forgotten Corner Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. - Ione Senior Center Pend Oreille River Walleye Club:


included developing a basketball instructional video, providing information on WIC (improving the health and nutrition of women, infants and young children in Washington), working as a special services assistant, completion of a fire training program and working as a district office assistant. Students, parents and community members are invited to attend Wednesday and learn about the careers the seniors plan to pursue. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Dianne Allert or Angela Cain at the high school, 509-446-3505.

Blood drive set for June 6 METALINE FALLS – The Inland Northwest Blood Center will be visiting Metaline Falls for a community blood drive Wednesday, June 6, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 220 E. Fourth Ave. in Metaline Falls. Volunteers led by Linda Falwey will be coordinating the blood drive. INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest.

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7 p.m. - American Legion in Metaline Falls American Legion Post 144: 7:30 p.m. - American Legion in Metaline Falls WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Ione Community Center Advisory Board: 7 p.m. - Old Ione Town Hall Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office

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Cusick senior takes fourth straight shot put title

BR I E FLY Cusick honors spring athletes CUSICK – Cusick’s spring sports dessert is set for Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school.


Cole represents Panthers at state golf tournament CUSICK – Cusick’s Quenten Cole participated at the state golf tournament at the Oakbrook Country Club in Lakewood. He finished with a 102 and failed to advance to the medalist round. Cole fought errant tee shots most of the day and ended up making too many recovery shots to score well. After hitting the ball long and straight during the practice round Monday, he felt pretty confident going into the tourney. Unfortunately, Tuesday was a tough day at the wrong time, coach Jim Sattleen said. “To Quenten’s credit, he kept his emotions in check and completed the round with class. Many of our districts’ coaches and players were disappointed he didn’t qualify because he is well-received and respected,” Sattleen said.

Anderson plays day two at state tournament DUPONT, Wash. – Newport’s Gage Anderson and Courtney Wiese traveled to Dupont, Wash., last week to play in the two-day 1A State Golf Tournament. Wiese finished 22nd on the first day, Tuesday, May 22, missing the cut to continue on by two places. The top 20 out of 40 girls continued. Anderson was tied for first at the end of the first day and continued on to play Wednesday. However, he struggled on day two and finished 36th out of 80 golfers. “They played in torrential rain and wind. It was ugly,” golf coach Jim Murphy said.

Kids invited to fish Lake Thomas COLVILLE – All children, ages 14 and younger, are invited to participate in a free fishing festival being held at Lake Thomas Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to fishing, there will be a free lunch, fish themed events, and prize giveaways. The event will take place at the Princess Pines 4-H Camp, about 25 miles east of Colville on Highway 20. There will be a casting contest, an interactive flowing river model table, a fish print coloring table, a Web of Life costume parade and the 30foot long U.S. Forest Service salmon tent where children sit for story time. Free worms and tackle are available for those who need it. Volunteers will be on hand to help teach children the basics of fishing, bait hooks, manage lines and generally help children catch and land fish. This event helps provide youth and their families with a fun and free opportunity to spend quality time together outdoors while discovering and enjoying the exciting benefits of sport fishing and outdoor recreation.

Priest River awards track athletes PRIEST RIVER – The Spartans awarded their top track and field athletes with an awards night Thursday, May 24. MVPs were Steffie Pavey and Andy Meyer with Brady Nelson and Austin Glazier runners up. Pavey and Andrew Huddleston were named most inspirational while Nelson and Meyer were most improved. Outstanding freshmen Erica McCracken and Josh Marks were recognized as well.




Newport sophomore Braden Barranco clears the bar in the pole vault at the state meet this past weekend. Barranco beat out a Cashmere athlete for the state title.

CHENEY – Cusick senior Andrea Heinen has a gold medal for each of her four years throwing shot put at the state 1B track and field meet. This past weekend Shafer in Cheney she won shot put and earned her third straight title in discus. Heinen’s best shot put throw was 3.5 feet ahead of her closest competition, marking at 36 feet, 10 inches. In discus, she was also best by 3 feet, winning with a toss of 118-03. The wind was a factor for the throwers, and Cusick sophomore Quinton Montgomery didn’t make his best mark in the discus, but he did throw 90 feet for eighth place.

For Selkirk, sophomore Georgie Shafer ran with a pulled hamstring and took second in the 100-meter hurdles. She pulled it in practice earlier in the week and had been nursing it since, coach Susan Vermeulen said. She had her take it easy in the 100 at state. She ran a 14.4 and didn’t make the finals. In the hurdles, she pushed herself to a 17.24-second finish for second place. Had she been at the top of her game, she could have passed the first place Mount Rainier Lutheran girl. Junior Patricia Story false started in the 400 and didn’t get to run. Mount Rainier Lutheran was the top girls team amongst 1B schools. Cusick was 12th with 20 points and Selkirk scored eight points to tie at 22. Valley Christian won the boys title. Montgomery earned the Cusick boys one point for 28th place.

Grizzlies get the gold at state meet BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

CHENEY – The end of the track and field season came with many triumphs and one heartbreaking loss for Newport. The Grizzlies came away with four state 1A titles, and they probably would have had another if it weren’t for the injury of one of Newport’s best sprinters in school history. Senior Jake Wiley injured his hamstring during training earlier in the week. And while coaches were worried he’d bother it coming out of the blocks in the 100, he sailed through the preliminaries fine. It was in the 400 prelims, though, that put an early end to his first track season. About 60 yards into the race, he grabbed the back of his leg, and that was it, coach Rory Axel said. “It was a big heartbreak for Jake because he has done so well and has been so dominant this season,” he said. Based on his past performances, Axel thinks Wiley could have won the 200 and



been a contender for the MINER PHOTO|JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY top spot in the Newport senior Aaron Castle winds up to throw the shot, mak400. ing his way to another state title and breaking his own state The football meet record this past weekend at Cheney. Castle won the shot and basketball put and discus. star will go on to play basketball at the University Newport’s top thrower in school of Montana in Missoula. Having history, senior Aaron Castle broke had such success at his first track his own meet record from last season – breaking school records year. He won shot put at 64 feet, in the 100 and 200 – Axel said 4.5 inches and took the discus title he’s thinking of doing track at the U of M. SEE NEWPORT, 7B


Cusick senior Andrea Heinen launches the shot put for her fourth straight title in that event.

Lady Rangers take third at state Highest finish for any Ranger team sport YAKIMA – The Selkirk softball team took third place at the 1B State Tournament this past weekend in Yakima. Selkirk opened the state tournament against the Touchet COURTESY PHOTO|DENNIS FLANAGAN

Selkirk right fielder Annie Couch lays down a perfect bunt base hit starting off the game for Selkirk against Quilcene at the state tournament.

Two locals qualify for bull riding national finals BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

ELLENSBURG – Local bull riders Jesse Kardos and Thor Hoefer both qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo following the state finals held in Ellensburg May 26-28. Kardos, from Newport, won the state title for the season, with Hoefer, from Priest River, finishing second. They will compete July 15-21 at the national finals in Rock Springs, Wyo. The bulls were tough at Ellensburg, with only three qualified

rides during the event. Hoefer won second with a 58 score during Sunday’s competition. Kardos, who bucked off Saturday and Sunday, won the short round with a 79 point ride Monday. He qualified for the short round based on his season record. Both Kardos and Hoefer won money at Newport last year, with Hoefer pocketing more than $900 at the Bull-A-Rama and Kardos placing at the Newport Rodeo. Both are expected to compete again at the Newport Rodeo, set for June 22-23.

Indians. A combination of good hitting and pitching by the Indians and poor defense and hitting by the Rangers combined to leave Selkirk on the short end of an 11-1 score. “Selkirk came out playing tight and just could not seem to loosen up and play the way they had all year,” coach Cathy Enyeart said. Finding themselves in the losers bracket and facing elimination against the Quilcene, Selkirk responded with terrific



WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Newport Youth Athletic Association Baseball and Softball: Newport THURSDAY, MAY 31 Newport Youth Athletic Association Baseball and Softball: Newport FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Newport Youth Athletic Association Baseball and Softball:

pitching and some power hitting, scoring 10 runs and holding Quilcene scoreless. The Rangers had five triples in the game, two by Courtney Holter, with Jessika Reiber, Josie Miller and RaeAnn McCollim each smacking one. Kirbi Anderson belted a double. Rangers with singles in the game were Savanah Christman with two, and McCollim, Holter, Abiona Carrasco each with one. SEE RANGERS, 7B



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Newport high school senior Jesse Kardos won the Washington State High School Rodeo bull riding championship with rides like this one at White Swan earlier this spring. Priest River’s Thor Hoefer finished second for the year and also qualified for the national finals.

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Michael Glen Farley Newport

Michael Glen Farley passed away suddenly at work May 21. He was 51 years old. Mr. Farley was born in Redding, Calif., April 11, 1961, to Farley Larry Dale and Clarinda Rew Farley. The family moved to Spokane in 1963, where he attended school before joining the U.S. Navy, traveling in the Asian Pacific and then returning to Spokane where he raised his family. He and his wife, Pam, moved to Pend Oreille County a few years ago when his employment relocated him. The couple built their dream home here. Mr. Farley was an amazing man who left so many wonderful memories with everyone who knew him, friends say. Whether it was snowmobiling with the Barranco boys or fun on the river with his grandchildren, he lived every day to the fullest. Mr. Farley is survived by the love of his life, Pam; his two daughters, Tammy Farley and Jennifer Farley; his three stepchildren, Gina Manfredi, Lorraine Moore and Steven Manfredi; seven grandchildren Riley, Ionnatan, Kailey, Alexandria, Ava, Elijah and Glen. His mother, Clarinda Rew Farley Troemel, stepfather Norm Troemel; sisters Wendy McNairy and Brenda Powell; his brothers-in-law Vinnie, Robert and Steve Barranco and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. His father and grandparents predeceased him. He will be missed by all and always in our hearts and memories, friends say. Donations in Mr. Farley’s name would be appreciated to Pend Oreille Camp Scholarship Program, c/o Steve Wilson, Dalkena Community Church, 425961 State Route 20, Newport, WA 99156 or the charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at



SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Pondoray Shores Water and Sewer District: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille Public Utility District Office, Newport MONDAY, JUNE 4 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. Priest River City Hall Newport City Council: 6 p.m. Newport City Hall Bonner County Fair Board: 6 p.m. - Fairgrounds Office in Sandpoint Blanchard Tea Party: 6:30 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille PUD Commission-


The following cases were resolved in Pend Oreille County District Court by Judge Philip Van de Veer.

March 28 Edwin Chase, 61, was assessed $250 in court costs for a probation violation. Wesley Lubahn, 32, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (83 suspended) and 24 months probations for failure to stop and give information and driving with license suspended. Charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer, making a false statement to a public servant were dismissed: $336 total fees.

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Jeffrey “Jake” Jacobsen Kelso Lake, Idaho

Jeffrey “Jake” Jacobsen passed away due to a sudden heart attack May 4, right after winning a game of pickleball. He was 65. Born in Webster Jacobsen City, Iowa, and raised in Lynwood, Calif., he was a graduate of Cal-Poly, Pomona. He moved to Newport in the 1970s and made his home in Hayden beginning in the 80s. He worked as a carpenter, a Swift long haul driver and truck driver for the Coeur d’Alene Goodwill store for five years. He chose to retire to focus again on travel. During the winter of 2010-11 he drove his fifth-wheel trailer to Cabo San Lucas and back, camping along the way. Mr. Jacobsen enjoyed camping, landscaping, baking, hiking and Frisbee. He especially enjoyed playing pickleball with his brother Joel and friends at the Kroc Center, The Hub in Spokane Valley, and at Stoneridge in Blanchard. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother James of Lafayette, Calif. He is survived by his brother John and wife Nancy of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and Joel and wife Mercy of Newport; sister-in-law Kathy; nieces Sophie Hinchliff and Hannah Hirst, nephews John, Scott, Andrew and Tim, and his ex-wife Mary of Hayden. He last resided with his friend Jennessa of Kelso Lake, Idaho. Mr. Jacobsen said the most amazing thing he ever saw was the birth of his niece Sophie. He was known as the “favorite uncle” of the whole Jacobsen family. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at



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Andrew Lampert, 41, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $500 for reckless endangerment and sentenced to 364 days in jail (245 suspended) and fined $500 for fourth degree assault; $2,843 total fees and fines.

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, May 21 ARREST – Black Rd., Usk, Shelby R. Vickrey, 30, of Usk was arrested on local warrants. THREATENING – Village Lawn, Metaline Falls, report of threatening message left on voicemail. HARASSMENT – W. Sacheen St., Cusick, report of harassment by family member. THEFT – Hope Rd., Newport, report of a 14-foot aluminum boat taken from property. BURGLARY – Bead Lake, Newport, report of lock broken off door and items missing. HARASSMENT – Casey Rd., Newport, report of person harassing complainant and her children. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – N. Main Ave., Metaline, complainant reports being punched in the face by brother. Tuesday, May 22 CHILD ABUSE – Hwy. 2, Newport DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Mountain Bluff Lane, Newport, report that husband threw chair and wife with it. THEFT – Veit Rd., Newport, report of for sale signs missing from property. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Finnila Drive, Newport, report of older blue Mustang, no plates, sitting in front of residence. ACCIDENT – Spring Valley Rd., Newport, report of a one vehicle accident. ASSAULT – Dury Lane, Ione, report that male subject threw something and hit complainant. BURGLARY – Ione area, report of cabin break in, window broken and door kicked in. ASSAULT – Houghton St., Ione, report of female hit in the head by a rock thrown by another female. RECOVERED PROPERTY – W. Walnut St., report of lost or stolen credit card. FOUND PROPERTY – Meadow Rd., report of found license plates on side of Forest Service road. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of white vehicle all over the road and over fog line. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Newport Ave., Newport, report of male walking with power tools. ARREST – Travis James Griffith, 29, of Valley was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. ARREST – Michael Gary Shelly, 31, of Newport was arrested for intimidating a witness. Wednesday, May 23 TRANSPORT – Mickiyah Jaie Nenema-SiJohn, 25, of Cusick was transported on local warrants to the jail. ARREST – South Shadows Drive, Cusick, Brad W. Epperson, 26, of Cusick was arrested for failure to appear. ERRATIC DRIVER – W. Walnut St., report of Nissan speeding and erratic lane travel. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. Circle Drive, Newport, report of 11-year-old male causing a disturbance.


Thursday, May 24 BURGLARY – Balcom Rd., Newport, report of house broken into over the winter. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Hayford, Airway Heights, report of coin changer located behind business busted. FOUND PROPERTY – Scotia Rd., report of found bike. DRUGS – Kalispel Reservation SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 31, report that inside of house was damaged while complainant was gone. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – City View Lane, Newport, report of suspicious male on property asking about a possible overturned truck by the water tower. Male became very nervous when he was told the police would be called. ARREST – E. 5th Ave., William Brandon Parker, 31, of Metaline Falls was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence, harassment threats to kill and criminal trespass. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED – Westside Calispell Rd., subject cited and released from scene. THREATENING – E. Joyner Drive, Ione, report that male subject threatened to burn complainant’s house down and was harassing the complainant’s children; subject might be intoxicated. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of possible DUI. THEFT – Hwy. 211, Usk, report of gun stolen from locked cabinet. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. 7th St., Newport, report of juveniles roaming around the area and refusing to leave. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – LeClerc Rd. S., Newport, report of boat on the river very close to the shoreline believes they are looking at the properties on the river. TRESPASSING – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights DISORDERLY – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of intoxicated subject acting out. RECOVERED VEHICLE – Enchanted Forest Lane, stolen vehicle tracked into county by Spokane. ARREST – Enchanted Forest Lane, Newport, Wayne B. Clinton, 47, was arrested for driving while license suspended and on a Department of Corrections warrant. Friday, May 25 NOISE COMPLAINT – Hwy.20, report of a noise complaint pertaining to a business. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Nicholson Rd., Elk, report that SUV came up complainant’s driveway through closed chain. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of black Mustang speeding, unsafe passing. BURGLARY – Horseshoe Lake Rd., report of construction site broken into. PHONE OFFENSE – W. 1st St., Newport, report that complainant received angry phone message from subject. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of lock broken on one of the units, possible break in. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 20, report of pickup unsafe passing, speeding. WEAPON OFFENSE – Silver Birch Rd., report of shooting for past 10 minutes, complainant feels unsafe. JUVENILE PROBLEM – N. Warren Ave., report of two juveniles lighting fires. TRESPASSING – Blackberry Lane, Usk, report of subject on property marking with paint. ILLEGAL BURNING – W. Sacheen St., Cusick, report that subject at residence is burning garbage. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – LeClerc Rd. N., Cusick, report of possible alcohol poisoning. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – Riverside

April 11 Sandra J. Wuennecke, 48, was sentenced to 24 months probation and fined $1,000 for reckless endangerment; $2,986 total fees and fine. Troy Thompson, 40, was assessed $1,000 court costs for a probation violation. Kyle Murphy, 26, was sentenced to 21 days in jail for a probation violation.




Ave., report of subject driving with no license and possibly intoxicated. ARREST – Wayne Bertraud Clinton, 47, of Usk was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer and for driving while license suspended. ARREST – Evan Michael Knight, 27, of Newport was arrested for driving while under the influence. ARREST – Garrett Skylar Simmons, 18, of Spokane Valley was arrested for negligent driving. Saturday, May 26 ACCIDENT – McCloud Creek Rd., report of vehicle off roadway. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 31, Metaline Falls, report of Nissan sedan in ditch. THEFT – Deer Valley Lane, Newport, report of winch stolen in past few weeks. BURGLARY – Phay Rd., Elk, report of items stolen from shop and house. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Fertile Valley Rd., report of vehicle parked on state land. FIRE – Hwy. 20, Newport, report of tree on power line, flames. BOATING OFFENSE – Sacheen Lake DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Elmers Loop, report of male yelling and acting threatening. THEFT – Hwy. 20, Cusick, report of saddle, bridle and bit stolen from barn. ACCIDENT – W. Walnut St., Newport, report that vehicle hitting complainant’s bumper while she was in store, female got out and looked at damage and then left. BOATING OFFENSE – Diamond Lake, reported violation of no wake zone. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Stacey Ann Delamater, 24, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant. STRUCTURE FIRE – Willms Rd., Elk ARREST – Phillip David Elmer, 56, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence. Sunday, May 27 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report that male escaped from trunk of vehicle. MISSING PERSON – Power Lake, report that juvenile male left camp early, unable to locate him at other campsites. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – S. Shore Rd., Diamond Lake, report of man walking around neighborhood looking into homes. TRESPASSING – Gray Rd., Newport, report that someone has put up a tree stand and fell trees on complainant’s property. ANIMAL CRUELTY – Calispel Trail Loop, Newport, report of animal cruelty to horses. WEAPON OFFENSE – Bennett Rd., Usk, report of extremely loud weapon fire. HARASSMENT – N. Spokane Ave., report of harassment. THREATENING – Dry Canyon, Ione, report of threats to kill. THEFT – S. Washington Ave., Newport, reported theft of money at local business. THREATENING – Hwy. 31, report of male threatening a group of people, alcohol involved. ACCIDENT – Fertile Valley Rd., report of one car, non-injury accident. AGENCY ASSIST – S. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, agency assist on robbery. ARREST – Kenny Joseph Morrison, 29, of Columbia Falls, Mont, was arrested for attempt to elude, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, fourth degree assault, second degree kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. ARREST – John Marion Davis, 39, of Columbia Falls, Mont., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, fourth degree assault, second degree kidnapping

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WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, May 21 FRAUD – Hwy. 2, Priest River Tuesday, May 22 GRAND THEFT – Womack Rd., Oldtown MISSING PERSON – Rocky Mountain Ranch Rd., Spirit Lake HARRASMENT – W. Settlement Rd., Priest River, a Sandpoint man was cited for telephonic harassment. DOMESTIC DISPUTE – E. 4th St. S., Oldtown Wednesday, May 23 TRAFFIC VIOLATION – Hwy. 2, Priest River, a 20-year-old male from Sandpoint was cited for driving without privileges. ARREST – Hank Allen Way, Blanchard, Michael Shaffer, 21, of Blanchard was arrested on warrants. SHOPLIFITING – E. 4th St. N., Oldtown, report of two juvenile males were charged with willful concealment and released to their parents. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Hoodoo Loop, Oldtown, a man and a 16-year-old male were cited and released for placing debris on a roadway. DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Dufort Rd., Priest River, report of a fight. GRAND THEFT – Hwy. 2, Priest River ARREST – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Ross A. Flood, 48, and Joshua C. Gervasi, 19, of Sandpoint were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Thursday, May 24 SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Big Creek Rd., Priest River BURGLARY – N. Steamboat Bay Rd., Coolin MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY – Harriet St., Priest River Friday, May 25 RECKLESS DRIVING – Old Priest River Rd., Priest River, report of a reckless driver in the area. RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River HAZARDOUS CONDITION – Jefferson Ave., Priest River CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Randle K. Phelps, 29, and Jessica L. Davis, 25, both of Spokane were arrested for possessing methamphetamine and heroin. BURGLARY – Peninsula Loop, Priest River DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Hwy. 2, Priest River ACCIDENT INJURIES – Eastriver Rd., Priest Lake, deputy responded to an injury accident ATV crash. NON INJURY ACCIDENT – Eastriver Rd., Priest River Saturday, May 26 MARINE INCIDENT – Promontory S., Priest Lake, report of a marine incident. DOMESTIC DISPUTE – Dickensheet Rd., Coolin THEFT – Main St., Priest River DRIVING WITHOUT PRIVILEGES – Hwy. 2, a woman was cited and released for driving without privileges. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Hwy. 41, Oldtown, Dean S. Inwood, 45, of Priest River was arrested for driving under the influence. Sunday, May 27 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Spirit Lake Cutoff, a teenager was cited and released for possession of marijuana. ACCIDENT – USFS 1013, Priest Lake ARREST – Clagstone Rd., Spirit Lake, Nathan Gordon, 24, of Spokane Valley was arrested for driving under the influence.

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|| PUBLIC || NOTICES 2012126 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 11-2-00230-2 Summons for Publication (RCW 4.28.110) Wilmington Trust Co., as Successor to J.P.Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Dean D. Hunt and Angela M. Hunt, both individually and the marital community comprised thereof; Spokane Teachers Credit Union; Defendants. The State of Washington to the said defendants Dean D. Hunt and Angela M. Hunt: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to with, within sixty days after the 18th day of April, 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff Wilmington Trust Co., as successor to J. P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., (“Plaintiff”), and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff at her office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. A lawsuit has been started against you in the Superior Court of Pend Oreille County by Plaintiff to Quiet Title and for Declara-


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Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. tory Relief. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Routh Crabtree Olson, P.S. Kathleen A. Allen, WSBA No. 19655 Attorneys for Plaintiff Routh Crabtree Olsen, P.S. 13555 SE 36th St., Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98006 Telephone: 425-4582122, Facsimile: 425-4582131 Published in The Newport Miner April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. (11-6)

_________________ 2012114 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. Trustee Sale No WA07000058-11-1 APN 433706519039 Title Order No 110211360-WA-GNO I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 8, 2012, 10:00 AM, at the main stairs of the Old City Courthouse, 625 W. Fourth Street in the City of Newport, WA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, the undersigned Trustee, will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington, towit: Lot 37 of CHIPPEWA ADDITION, Plat Book 1, Page 24, records of the Auditor of Pend Oreille County, Washington. APN: 433706519039 More commonly known as 106 CHIPPEWA, IONE, WA 99139 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated December 26, 2007 and recorded on December 31, 2007 as Instrument No. 2007 0295844 and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement and recorded May 17, 2010 as Instrument Number 2010035190 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Pend Oreille County, Washington from LOWDELL J HEREFORD AND JULIA K BROWN as Grantor(s), to JOAN H. ANDERSON, EVP ON BEHALF OF FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as the original Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, the current Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrowers’ or Grantors’ default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. Current Beneficiary: FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Contact Phone No: (800) 968-7700 Address: 5151 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098 III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: FAILURE TO PAY WHEN DUE THE

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FOLLOWING AMOUNTS WHICH ARE NOW IN ARREARS: DELINQUENT PAYMENT INFORMATION From 10/01/2010 To March 3, 2012 Number of Payments 18 Monthly Payment $986.99 Total $17,765.82 LATE CHARGE INFORMATION From 10/01/2010 To March 3, 2012 Number of Payments 18 Monthly Payment $49.34 Total $888.12 PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: December 26, 2007 Note Amount: $129,412.00 Interest Paid To: September 1, 2010 Next Due Date: October 1, 2010 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $143,407.29, together with interest as provided in the Note from the October 1, 2010, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on June 8, 2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by May 28, 2012, (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 May 28, 2012 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustees’ fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers’ or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the May 28, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/ or Deed of Trust. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the current Beneficiary, FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): 106 CHIPPEWA, IONE, WA 99139 PO BOX 284, IONE, WA 99139, 106 Chippewa, lone, WA 99139, PO BOX 284, IONE, WA 99139, 106 Chippewa, lone, WA 99139, 106 Chippewa, lone, WA 99139, Po Box 284, lone, WA 99139, by both first class and certified mail on August 24, 2011, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to 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 Trustees’ Sale. 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 the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060; NOTICE TO GUARANTOR(S) - RCW 61.24.042 - (1) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustees’ Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the Grantor in order to avoid the Trustee’s Sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24. RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustees’ Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any Deed of Trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and costs. The failure of the Beneficiary to provide any Guarantor the notice referred to in this section does not invalidate either the notices given to the Borrower or the Grantor, or the Trustee’s Sale. Dated: March 3, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS By: Paula Gutierrez, Authorized Signatory TRUSTEE CORPS 1700 Seventh Avenue Suite 2100 Seattle, WA 98101 TRUSTEE CORPS 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 A-4212613 05/09/2012, 05/30/2012 Published in The Newport Miner May 9 and May 30, 2012. (14,17)

_________________ 2012167 NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE AUCTION Under an Order of Judicial Sale and Judgment entered in UNITED STATES V. JIRI V. PRUSA; ELANY A. PRUSA; ORINOCO LAND TRUST (No. CV 11-346-JLQ-USDC E.D. Wash), the United States will offer to sell at public auction property located in Pend Oreille County, Washington, and is more particularly described as: 2 - 56 F6 LOT 7 BLK A LESS RD PLEASANT VIEW 33-32-45 Assessor’s Geographic Identity No: 453233510007 Date /Time of Auction: June 28, 2012. at 1:00 p.m.; Registration 12:30 p.m. Location of Auction: Pend Oreille County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th Street, Newport, Washington 99156 Minimum bid amount: $25,000 Terms and Conditions of Sale The successful bidder shall be required to DEPOSIT at the time of the sale with the Internal Revenue Service Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist a minimum of




ten percent of the bid, with the deposit to be made by certified or cashier’s check payable to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Before being permitted to bid at the sale, bidders shall display to the Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist proof that they are able to comply with this requirement. No bids will be accepted from anyone who has not presented that proof. The balance of the purchase price for the property is to be paid to the Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist within 20 days after the date the bid is accepted, by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the “U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.” If the bidder fails to fulfill this requirement, the deposit shall be forfeited and shall be applied to cover the expenses of the sale, including commissions due under 28 U.S.C. § 1921(c), with any amount remaining to be applied to the federal tax liabilities of the taxpayers at issue herein. The property shall again be offered for sale under the terms and conditions of this Order of sale. The sale of the property shall not be final until confirmation by the Court. On confirmation of the sale, a deed of judicial sale conveying the property to the purchaser will be delivered. On confirmation of the sale, all interests in, liens against, or claims to, the property that are held or asserted by all parties to this action are discharged and extinguished. Redemption rights under state law shall not apply to this sale under federal law. Upon confirmation of the sale, the recorder of deeds for Pend Oreille County, Washington shall permit transfer of the property to be reflected upon that county’s register of title. The sale shall be subject to any building lines, if established, all laws, ordinances, and governmental regulations (including building and zoning ordinances), affecting the property, and easements and restrictions of record, if any. Contact: Kathryn K. Clark, Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist, Internal Revenue Service, 55. South Market Street, HQ5410, San Jose, CA 95113; (408) 817-6474; or; or Published in The Newport Miner May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2012. (16-4)

________________ 2012168 PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC RATE HEARING FOR CONSIDERATION OF ELECTRIC SYSTEM RATE ADJUSTMENTS The Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County has scheduled a public hearing for the consideration of electric system rate adjustments. The date, time and location of the hearing is as follows: June 5, 2012 - 1:00 p.m., Newport Administration Office Box Canyon Conference Room 130 N. Washington Avenue Newport, WA The public is invited to attend and be heard. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)

________________ 2012169 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Per RCW 35.77.010,

the CITY OF NEWPORT will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. at its regular scheduled Council Meeting on June 4, 2012, in Council Chambers located at 200 S. Washington, Newport, Washington on the proposed Six Year Transportation Improvement Program. City Council Newport, WA Nickole Schutte City Clerk / Treas. Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)

________________ 2012170 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Developmental Disability Advisory Board will be meeting at 12:00 pm, June 5, 2012, at the County Meeting Room located at 101 S. Garden Avenue, Newport. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, contact Jim Chermak at 509-447-5651, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)

_________________ 2012172 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Timothy E. Neeley of Spokane, Washington on June 8, 2007 under Application No. S3-30534 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Bead Lake in the amount of 0.2 cubic feet per second, each year, for continuous domestic supply and the seasonal irrigation of .25 acres. The source of the proposed appropriation is to be located within Lot 24, Block 1 of Homestead Addition to Bead Lake within the SW ¼ of Section 4, T. 32 N., R. 45 E.W.M. All within Pend Oreille County, Washington. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from 5/30/12 State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program – ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia WA 985047611 Published May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)

_________________ 2012174 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application for Change/Transfer of Water Right Under One (1) Surface Water Certificate Take Notice: That Cordes Ranch of Cusick, Washington has made application for change/transfer of water right in order to change the point of diversion as granted under Surface Water Certificate No. 11852. That said water right authorizes the withdrawal of 3.99 cubic feet per second, during irrigation season each year, for irrigation of 400 acres; and 0.01 cubic feet per second, continuously, for domestic supply. That the authorized surface water source is from Calispell Creek (Calispell River) a tributary of Pend Oreille River, with point of diversion located within Government Lot 10, Sec. 19, T. 33 N., R. 44 E.W.M. That they propose to change the surface water

source to be from Trimble Creek, a tributary of Pend Oreille River, with point of diversion to be located within the NE1/4NE1/4 of Sec. 12, T. 33 N., R. 43 E.W.M.. All within Pend Oreille County, Washington. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from May 30, 2012 State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program – ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)

________________ 2012176 COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on May 16, 2012 received a complete Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application and SEPA Environmental Checklist from Richard and Kim Archer, and did on May 17, 2012 issue a Determination of Completeness for a recreational dock project on the Pend Oreille River. (FILE NO. SSDP-12-012), Location: Within Sect. 35, T32N, R44E WM, 801 Bear Paw Rd. Newport, WA 99156. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on May 04, 2012, and the county expects to issue a Determination of Non-Significance for this project. The optional DNS process is being used and this may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts for the proposal. 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. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than June 07, 2012. The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission will be hearing this Substantial Shoreline Development Permit Application on June 12, 2012 at 6:00pm in the Cusick Community Center, 111 S. First Ave., Cusick, WA Required Permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Substantial Shoreline Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Federal Authorization Dated: May 17, 2012 Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)

_________________ 2012177 COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on May 17, 2012 received a complete Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application and SEPA Environmental Checklist from Michael and Madeline Moore, and did on May 18, 2012 issue a Determination of CompleteCONTINUED ON 7B



Anderson pitched for Selkirk throwing a one hit shutout, striking out six and walking none to help the Rangers advance in the consolation bracket. Next up for the Rangers were the Loggerettes of Wishka Valley. The winner of this game would advance to the trophy round and the chance to play for third or fourth place. The game was scoreless until the third when Annie Couch reached base on an error with two outs. McCollim and Holter each had RBI singles to give Selkirk the 2-0 lead. The Rangers tacked on four more runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to win the game 7-0 and advance to the trophy round. Selkirk had seven hits, one a double by Katie Couch. McCollim had two singles and Annie Couch, Holter, Christman and Carrasco each had one. Anderson pitched her second shutout of the tournament giving up just five hits over the seven innings and walking just two. For the second year in a row Selkirk played in the third and fourth place game in the state tournament. The Rangers had the opportunity to face the Indians

Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2) ____________________ 2012160 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Case No.: 12-7-00013-6 NOTICE AND SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION (Dependency) In re the Dependency of: KAYLEE KRAMER D.O.B. 10/08/1997 Minor Child. To: JESSICA GROOM A Dependency Petition was filed on March 22, 2012 (Date); A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: June 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m./p.m. at Pend Oreille County Superior Court, 229 S. Garden Ave., Newport WA 99156. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL


NEWPORT | from Touchet. game of the state tournament Selkirk came into the game giving up five runs on four hits, relaxed and ready to play. Selkirk striking out five and walking just took a three-run lead in the top of one. Anderson completed her the first inning and never looked season with a perfect 14 win and back, scoring two more in the sec- no loss pitching record. Reiber, ond and 10 in the fourth to lead despite getting banged up and 15-1 going into the fifth inning. bruised, caught the four games After getting the first two outs of demonstrating tremendous dethe inning the termination Ranger defense Anderson completed her season and toughseemed to play with a perfect 14 win and no ness, coaches a little tight said. loss pitching record. Reiber, committing Annie three errors and despite getting banged up and Couch, Mcallowing four and bruised, caught the four games Collim runs to score. Katie Couch Finally with demonstrating tremendous each were two outs and awarded determination and toughness runners on sportsmanfirst and third, ship medalcenterfielder Abiona Carrasco lions. secured a fly ball to end the game. The Ranger team, both playThe Rangers claimed the third ers and coaches appreciated the place trophy, which is the highest outpouring of support from what ever team finish in Selkirk sports. they believe to be the number one Annie Couch was four for four fans in the state. in the game. Katie Couch and “It was almost like playing at Carrasco each had two hits, one a home,” coaches said. single and one a triple. Anderson Selkirk ended its outstanding had two hits, one a double. Reiber season with an overall record 25and McCollim each had a couple 2. Along with the third place troof singles driving in two runs phy in the state tournament the apiece. Christman had a single to Rangers also took home trophies bring the Ranger hit total to 15. for being both league and district Anderson pitched her third champions.

|| CONTINUED FROM 6B ness for a recreational dock project on Diamond Lake. (FILE NO. SSDP-12-013), Location: Within Sect. 02, T30N, R44E WM, 422 Bayview Blvd. Newport, WA 99156. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on May 17, 2012, and the county expects to issue a Determination of Non-Significance for this project. The optional DNS process is being used and this may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts for the proposal. 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. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than June 07, 2012. The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission will be hearing this Substantial Shoreline Development Permit Application on June 12, 2012 at 6:00pm in the Cusick Community Center, 111 S. First Ave., Cusick, WA Required Permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Substantial Shoreline Development Permit (Pend Oreille County Dated: May 17, 2012

MAY 30, 2012 |

DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS DEPENDENT AS DEFINED IN RCW 13.34.050(5). THIS BEGINS A JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER A DEPENDENCY ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, call DSHS at 509/447-6216. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to DPY.aspx. DATED this 9th day of May, 2012, by TAMMIE A. OWNBEY, Pend Oreille County Clerk. Published in The Newport Miner May 30, June 6 and 13, 2012. (17-3)

_________________ 2012179 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7023.98544 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Grantee: Matthew A. Finnigan and Anne Finch, also known as Dorothy A. Finch, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2007 0293498 Tax Parcel ID No.: 17584 Abbreviated Legal: LOT 6 BLK 1 BEAD LAKE CUNNINGHAM’S Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On June 29, 2012, 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: Lot 6 in Block 1 of Cunningham’s Bead Lake Homestead Addition, Pend Oreille County, Washington, according to the recorded Plat thereof recorded in Book 2, Plats, Page 77. Commonly known as: 61 Levi Road Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 07/16/07, recorded on 07/23/07, under Auditor’s File No. 2007 0293498, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Matthew A. Finnigan and Anne Finch, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Northwest Trustee Services, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary. *The Tax Parcel ID number

and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 03/27/2012 Monthly Payments $17,335.92 Late Charges $709.44 Lender’s Fees & Costs ($1,996.50) Total Arrearage $16,048.86 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $775.00 Title Report $914.60 Statutory Mailings $30.00 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $117.50 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,851.10 Total Amount Due: $17,899.96 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $248,904.08, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 07/01/11, 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 June 29, 2012. 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 06/18/12 (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 close of the Trustee’s business on 06/18/12 (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 06/18/12 (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



at 165-11. The conditions for throwing weren’t great Friday and Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The wind was with them, Axel said, which is not conducive to good discus flight. Still, Castle won the shot put by more than eight feet and was 16 feet ahead of the competition in discus. He’ll be going on to throw for the University of Arizona. In his first state meet, sophomore Braden Barranco picked up a gold medal. With a dramatic finish, he won the pole vault, matching his personal best 14 feet, 3 inches. He battled it out with Cashmere senior Brad Wood for the top spot. Both are technically sound and were easily clearing the bar on the first jump. Barranco missed twice at 13-06, and just when everyone thought that was it, he cleared it on the third try with a solid effort, coach Axel said. After that, both kids cleared 14 feet easily, but the Cashmere pole vaulter hadn’t been over 14 feet before, and Barranco took the lead. Barranco has tried for 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 Matthew A. Finnigan 61 Levi Road Newport, WA 99156 Anne Finch 61 Levi Road Newport, WA 99156 Matthew A. Finnigan P.O. Box 7182 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Anne Finch P.O. Box 7182 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Matthew A. Finnigan 449 Sierra Manor Road Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Anne Finch 449 Sierra Manor Road Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 02/21/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 02/22/12 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 foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to

school record this season at 14-08, but each time he’s just brushed it. Junior Arielle Walden retained her title in the 100-meter high hurdles. She ran 15.15 seconds in the preliminaries and 15.45 in the finals. Last year, Walden had a photo finish with two girls for the state title. “This year, once she was over the second hurdle, there was no doubt who was winning that race,” Axel said. Walden’s closest competition in the hurdles was from her own league, junior Chelsea Philips of Colville placed second in 16.02. Walden was second in the triple jump, breaking her own school record at 36-11.25. She took third in long jump at 17 feet even. The winner was an Orting senior at 17-07. Senior Don Burns, throwing shot put, was sitting in eighth place and just squeaked into the finals. With his last throw of the day, he improved by 2 feet, Axel said, and jumped to third place. Two other athletes also put all their effort behind their last throws and just nipped Burns. He ended up in fifth place at 4802.75.

The Newport boys team placed sixth, having accumulated 34 points amongst just four athletes. Had Wiley been able to run his events at full force, Axel thinks the boys could have been within a point or two of winning state. Freeman managed to take fourth place with 44 points. Colville was seventh (30.5 points) and Lakeside eighth (27). The Newport girls were 10th with 24 points behind Riverside in sixth (39), Lakeside in seventh (38) and Colville in eighth (32). The girls from Orting won the 1A team title with 59 points. Hoquiam won the boys division with 55. Four from Newport were invited to the border dual where the best from Oregon and Washington compete at Lewis & Clark College in Portland Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. Wiley won’t be able to make it, but Castle, Barranco and Walden will make the trip. “We’re looking forward to Aaron having some competition,” throws coaches Bill Burnett said. Castle should be the best shot thrower at the meet, but three other discus throwers have had better marks than him this season.


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 right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and www.

EFFECTIVE: 03/27/2012 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Vonnie McElligott (425) (425)586-1900. (TS# 7023.98544) 1002.209306File No. Published in The Newport Miner May 30 and June 20, 2012. (17, 20)

_________________ 2012180 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representatives named below have been appointed as personal representatives of the estate of Thelma Irene Schetter. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representatives or the personal representatives’ attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to

claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: May 30, 2012 Personal Representatives: Jewell & Shirley Ownbey Address for Mailing or Service: 358 E. Birch St. # 201, Colville, WA 99114 Court and Cause Number: Pend Oreille County Superior Court (WA), No. 2012-4-00022-4 Published in The Newport Miner May 30, June 6 and 13, 2012. (17-3)

________________ 2012181 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on May 18th, 2012, receive a complete application requesting the segregation of a 100 +/acre parcel into one 12.00 acre +/- parcel, and one 88 acre parcel +/- submitted by Pend Oreille County Public Utility District #1. Location: 14806 State Route 31 Within Sec. 22, 23, 26, 27, T39N, R43E, WM). Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Public Works Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike

Lithgow, Community Development Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted no later than June 14TH 2012, after which a final administrative decision will be made. Dated: May 25, 2012 Published in The Newport Miner May 30, 2012. (17)

_________________ 2012182 PEND OREILLE COUNTY NOTICE OF SALE TRIMBLE-LOOP The Pend Oreille County Board of Commissioners will accept Sealed Bids to be followed immediately by oral bidding, for an estimated 1072 MBF of saw timber plus other forest products, from the Trimble-Loop Timber Sale. Bids will be opened in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 9:30 A.M., June 12, 2012. This is a stumpage sale. The successful bidder will be responsible for logging the sale. The timber is located near Cusick, Washington. Bidders can obtain further information by contacting Pend Oreille County Public Works at 509-447-4513 or by contacting Steve Gibson at 509-447-5916. Published in The Newport Miner May 30 and June 6, 2012. (17-2)

2012175 PUBLIC NOTICE THE PEND OREILLE COUNTY WEED BOARD Is seeking coverage under the NPDES Waste Discharge General Permit for aquatic plant and algae management. The proposed coverage applies to the Pend Oreille River for approximately 30 acres in total of herbicide treatment at Arthur’s Tranquil Acres, Copeland’s Addition, Dalkena, Grant’s Cove, Gregg’s Rd, McInnis Rd, Riverview Blvd, Skookum Rendezvous, Stanley Rd, Sunset Blvd and Tiger Inlet. Property owners or associations interested in pursuing herbicide treatments for milfoil management must notify the Weed Board immediately for inclusion in this year’s work. Please notify Sharon Sorby, 509-447-2402 or The Pend Oreille River may be treated to control aquatic plants and algae. The chemicals planned for use are: 2,4-D Amine, 2,4-D Ester, Diquat dibromide, Endothall (dipotassium salt), Endothall (mono- salt), Triclopyr TEA. Any person desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application must do so in writing within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice (5/30/2012). Comments must be submitted to the Department of Ecology. Any person interested in the Department’s action on the application may notify the Department of their interest within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Submit comments to: Department of Ecology P.O. Box 47696 Olympia, WA 98504-7600 Attn: Water Quality Program, Aquatic Pesticide Permit Manager Email: Telephone: 360-407-6283 The chemicals planned for use have varying use restrictions, please refer to the table below:



Butoxyethyl ester of 2,4-D

Active Ingredient

Drinking Water Irrigation 21 days or 100 ppb 21 days or 70 ppb


24 hours


Aquathol K DMA-4IVM Navigate Renovate Reward Sonar

Endothall 2,4-D Amine

0.1 ppb 21 days or 70 ppb

0-25 days 21 days or 100 ppb

None None

24 hour advisory 24 hour advisory

Butoxyethyl ester of 2,4-D Triclopyr Diquat bromide Fluridone

21 days or 70 ppb 0.3 ppb 10 days 6-20 ppb

21 days or 100 ppb 120 days or 0.9 ppb 3-5 days 4-14 days or 9 ppb

None None None None

24 hours 24 hour advisory 24 hour advisory 24 hour advisory

Persons with legal water rights should contact the applicant if this coverage will result in a restriction of these rights. Permittees are required to provide an alternative water supply during treatment. Copies of the application are available by contacting the Aquatic Pesticide Permit Manager. Published in The Newport Miner May 23 and 30, 2012. (16-2)


| MAY 30, 2012

Message from Tom Wilbur, CEO


Welcome Coumadin & Warfarin Patients! We, at Family Medicine Newport and Family Health Center Newport, have been contacted by Spokane Cardiology in regards to moving your anticoagulation management back to your primary care providers.

Healthcare Reform & Local Strategies Many continue to ask what effect healthcare legislation will have on our local care delivery system. The simple answer for us here at Newport - the future has always been tricky to gauge even in certain times. We have always adapted to the conditions and fiscal challenges presented to us and the next decade will be no different. Certainly the outlook and outcome will change, but the challenge remains – adapt and evolve to best serve our community. Adapt with evidence based practices. Providers working together to develop evidenced based treatment guidelines, coordinate primary/specialty care, share results, and reduce duplicative efforts to treat illnesses. Our providers and staff continuously strive to develop our services as part of a larger local and regional system; we always have. We want to work with our local and subspecialty providers to get the best and most appropriate care to our community, locally. Adapt with new technology. We are very excited about the local development of the fiber-optic connections to every home and what that could mean for care delivery and the interaction with our local and regional providers. The potential uses of high speed interactive tools to share information, connect to the clinic and hospital, and participate in tele-medicine programs from home. Evolve our systems and procedures. We expect that economic pressures will ultimately reduce the payments we receive for providing services so we will look for means to coordinate care and to reduce the cost to deliver care across the system. We believe that proper coordination may also reduce the indirect costs to patients - travel time, work time lost, and support cost for families.

We can be your medical home and anticoagulation clinic! It’s Simple

More Information:


 If you have been seen at our clinics within the last year, simply call your doctor at (509) 447-3139 and notify him/her that you would like us to be your anticoagulation clinic. No office visit required.  If you have not been seen at our clinics within the last year an appointment is required to establish your new Coumadin orders.


 Each month you will have your INR drawn at the NHHS lab.  That same day, your anticoagulation nurse will call you with results and medication instructions from your Primary Care Provider.

 No monthly clinic appointment is needed when your INR is within normal ranges and therapeutic!  Your anticoagulation nurse is available by phone or in clinic with questions you may have in regards to Coumadin, your diet, or other medications you can take while on Coumadin.

Here is what our patients are saying about our services. . . ver y “Dr. Jones was asked helpful when I good questions. Very experience.” “I give Dr. Kersting a “glowing” review! I have recommended him to others-he is an excellent provider.”

“Dr. Ragsdale is very informative. I never felt as though I have left with questions unanswered. She never makes me feel rushed and always comes in with a smile.”

Uncertainty is our reality. It has never been easy to anticipate the right investment for developing a new system; however, we will continue to enhance our systems using the basic principles we have always sought to achieve. We remain actively committed to providing for the most appropriate and cost effective care models for our community and look forward to being part of the system solution.

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We feel a key element in our success with these efforts will be to build upon the foundation we have established with the regional providers to develop collaborative relationships. Our goal remains to provide as much care as possible in our local setting, close to home. If an out-of-area physician refers you for outpatient lab, radiology, physical therapy or rehabilitation, be sure to ask if those services are available here so you can schedule your appointment in Newport. Here When You Need Us . . . A Tradition of Quality and Commitment

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