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Public to meet superintendent candidates

Fourteen applied, board hopes to make decision by early July BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


The rain left a slick arena and the bareback horse Supremo and rider Seth Shelton had a scary time, as the horse fell and slid into the fence. Shelton helped hold the horse down until help could come get the animal untangled from the fence. Neither horse nor rider were hurt in the wreck and Shelton ended up tied for second.

Rain stays away for Newport Rodeo weekend

Best attendance in years BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Rodeo organizers were nervous, as an inch of rain fell in the two days before the rodeo, but by Fri-

day afternoon the rain had stopped and the sun started to shine. On Saturday, the 64th annual Newport Rodeo and parade drew some of the biggest crowds in years. “Saturday was phenomenal,” Newport Rodeo Association president Ray


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NEWPORT – The board of directors of the Newport School District have narrowed the list of candidates for the superintendent position from 14 to three, with public meetings set for Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m. at Newport High School. The three finalists are David Smith, a high school principal from the Freeman School District; Steven McCullough, superintendent of the Curlew School District; and Chris Rush, a high school principal from the Warden School District. “I’m confident we have some good candidates,” school board chairwoman April Owen said at Monday night’s regular school

board meeting June 24. The board met twice in executive session to discuss the candidates. The plan is to have school staff meet with the candidates at noon Wednesday, before the public meetings. The board will use a similar process as the one they used to hire Jason Thompson, the district’s current superintendent. Thompson resigned to take a job as executive director of human resources for the Marysville School District. His last day is June 26. Thompson was emotional at the meeting as he expressed his appreciation for working as superintendent of the Newport school board. The appreciation was reciprocated, as the board complimented him on the job he has done at Newport. The candidates will meet with the board, staff and then the pubSEE CANDIDATES, 10A

Hanson said. “We had good numbers of contestants and a good crowd.” Rodeo association treasurer Nick Tucker said that there was an increase of about 400 in rodeo ticket sales at the SEE RODEO, 2A

Fiber work slowing down Newport could be ready for service soon BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Work on the fiber optic system in South Pend Oreille County is slowing down as the public utility district (PUD) reels in expenses due to cost overruns. Retail service providers are serving some customers with high speed Internet over the

PUD system but are waiting ton, D.C., managers told conon the PUD to hook up more. cerned members of the public The PUD’s fiber who visited project is at least W H AT ’S N E X T: the board $1.9 million over PUD MANAGERS WILL discuss meeting this budget and is week. their plans for financing the not yet complete. PUD comoverrun at the July 16 comThe $34 million missioner meeting in Newmissioners project is funded port. heard a mostly by a federal report on the stimulus grant, and there’s current status of the south little to no hope of getting county fiber build out at a more money from Washingworkshop before their regu-

lar meeting Tuesday, June 25. They’ll have a report on the fiber budget and plans the district has for financing the cost overrun at their July 16 meeting in Newport. Last year, the PUD ran a couple of marketing campaigns to get people signed up for fiber service. They were asked to sign a consent SEE FIBER, 2A

New manager takes over at Ponderay Newsprint COURTESY PHOTO|STEVE DAWSON


USK – A new title was officially given to one of the oldest employees of Ponderay Newsprint Company. Myron Johnson started working at the mill during construction 25 years ago and is now the general manager. Johnson, 57, has served as interim manager since earlier this year when manager Der-

rick Lindgren transferred to another paper mill the managing partner, Resolute Forest Products, owned in Canada. Johnson officially took over last Wednesday, June 19. He has served Ponderay in several management positions including assistant paper mill manager. He said he was hired Johnson during the construction of the

newsprint mill and had input in its design. One of the areas, he has been working on and will continue to do is controlling costs. “It’s a trend in the industry to look for opportunities to consolidate job duties,” Johnson said. And they are doing that amongst other steps to keep the mill’s expenses down. Before taking over officially, Ponderay had SEE MANAGER, 2A

|| Security cameras may watch courthouse

NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County officials are looking into installing security cameras at the old courthouse on Fourth Street. Funds from a Help America Vote Act grant would pay for the equipment. Last year, the grant helped remodel the elections office and create a secured area for ballot processing. The cameras would help catch any tampering. “Hopefully we’d never need to use it,” Auditor Marianne Nichols said. She said there is about $18,000 remaining from the federal grant that could go toward security cameras. She is working with other department heads to decide the best locations for cameras.


Volunteers to clean up Diamond Lake

DIAMOND LAKE – The annual clean up of Diamond Lake is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Quonset hut just east of the fire station on Highway 2 for directions and garbage sacks. Organizers said that a couple of trucks are needed to drive around and pick up trash bags for delivery to the transfer station. The Diamond Lake Improvement Association (DLIA) is sponsoring the clean up day. They’ll wrap up the work with a barbecue at noon back at the Quonset hut. Bring the family for hamburgers and hot dogs and meet your neighbors. The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol will be on hand with their patrol boat for the kids to see, and Charlie Shaffer will have boater safety info available.

Fire claims shop South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue firefighters battle a fire that destroyed a shop in the 9000 block of Coyote Trail Road Thursday, June 20. Pend Oreille County Fire District 4 provided mutual aid. The shop and the contents were at total loss, including a 1995 Ford automobile the owner was restoring. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it isn’t considered suspicious, according to SPOFR Fire Chief Mike Nokes. No one was hurt and no other buildings were nearby, he said.


Coming up July 13, DLIA will be holding a yard sale to benefit the Clean Boats Clean Waters program in the parking lot at the Boat Launch Restaurant. Donations will be accepted through July 12. Call Pam at 509-447-5942 for the drop off location or to have a volunteer pick it up items for you.

County replacing traffic signs NEWPORT – Drivers in Pend Oreille County will notice shiny new traffic signs installed along roadways. The county’s road department received a grant of $760,000 form Federal Highways Administration to upgrade signs. County Public Works Director Sam Castro noted that the goal is to address the high fatality rate on county roads. “The benefit here, the reason why we’re doing this, is

it’s saving lives,” he said. While local drivers might be familiar with road names and where the curves come up, Castro noted that most fatalities that occur are people from outside the area. Signs have been replaced on Horseshoe Lake Road, Camden, Spring Valley, Scotia and Gray roads. Crews are moving on to Deer Valley and Coyote Trail Road. Castro said the project is about 40 percent complete. Contractors are doing the work, as is required with any federally funded project. There may be a 5 to 10 minute traffic delay in the area crews are working. Flaggers are stationed at either end of the work site, and a pilot car leads motorists through. At least one stop sign has been added as part of the project. Those traveling on South Shore Diamond Lake Road must now stop at Coyote Trail.



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Metaline Falls Mayor Tara Leininger, right, looks on as Phil Haggar presents to the committee the plans for the mine. Pictured are Jim Darling with MFA, Haggar, Kalispel Tribe business manager Terry Knapton and Leininger.

Pend Oreille Mine may find new uses BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

METALINE FALLS – The Teck Community Planners held a meeting on the future plans of the Pend Oreille Mine Monday, June 24, at the Metaline Falls Town Hall, discussing the two most beneficial options for the site if the mine closes operations in the next few years. The next steps for the planning committee will come once the final draft of the executive summary comes from Maul, Foster and Alongi, the consulting company the Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council (EDC) hired. That is expected to arrive to the members in the next 30 days. Once those documents have been received, the committee will meet to make the decisions about the mine property. They don’t have any funds to implement either of the proposed plans at this time. Phil Haggar, senior planner with Maul, Foster and Alongi, held the presentation to the 11 people at the public meeting, to discuss the two options that the mine site has once operations there cease. The first option is to make the land into a specialty product manufacturing site. This option has received the

most positive feedback because it would bring employment opportunities into the area to offset the layoffs that would happen if the mine was to close. The second option is to turn the hilly terrain into an adventure sports base camp. This is the more “elusive” concept and would require a long-term effort from the surrounding communities to make happen. There would be “rustic” camping, classes to teach outdoor sports as well as extreme sports and would create an exciting place for people to travel to and support the local economy. The EDC)received a grant for $200,000 from the Washington State Department of Ecology to develop a plan for the mine property. Part of the plan is to implement community involvement from the people in the north Pend Oreille area. This committee was formed in 2009, and once the grant was received in October 2011, the group started making future plans for the mine site. All attendees stressed that the mine is not closing at this point in time and these plans are just to be ready if and or when that time comes. “The north county area really does need employment op-

portunities,” Haggar said. “The mine is a far greater economic engine at that property right now than they will ever find in the short-term. It is very important.” However, with talks still circling Pend Oreille County about when or if the mine will close, Haggar feels that a combination of the two options should be reached by the planning committee to make the best use of the land in the future. “I would like to see the mine continue operation, even in care and maintenance,” EDC director Jamie Wyrobek, said. She points out that currently the mine employs about 85 people. The mine is currently on a temporary shut down and the remaining employees are doing exploratory drilling for Teck. “That is a major employer for this area, so our ultimate goal is to support the mine and hope they stay in business. But realistically, we know that that is not going to last forever, so we have to make plans now and put proper safeguards in place to prepare for when that day comes,” Wyrobek said. “We have to be realistic,” Wyrobek said. “It’s about jobs and our local economy. Don’t lose sight of the pros and cons.”

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gate over the two days. He anticipates when the advance ticket sales are collected, the attendance will push 4,000 for the two-day event, held Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. “Saturday we had to get people to squish together so people could get a seat,” he said. “I’ve never seen that in the five years I’ve been involved with the rodeo.” This year the rodeo didn’t take place the same weekend as Hoopfest in Spokane, as it does some years. When the two are held the same weekend, the rodeo suffers. Tucker said he also thought the last minute addition of the Paradise Amusements carnival helped with the draw. That was a sentiment echoed by Newport-Priest River Rotary Club President Ken Schueman. “Having the carnival back was a good thing,” Schueman said. The Rotary Club operated the beer garden, which was moved inside the rodeo grounds this year. “We did well,” Schueman said. “Moving the beer garden MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER


inside the rodeo grounds was a good idea.” The Rotary Club also coordinated the Old Fashioned Carnival. Nonprofit groups and others operated a few booths such as ring toss and fishing booths as fundraisers. Schueman said he wouldn’t know the details of exactly how well the groups did until after a meeting that will take place after The Miner’s deadline. Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce President Steve Shumski said he thought parade crowds were more enthusiastic this year. “I don’t know how to explain it, but the parade crowd seemed more appreciative this year,” Shumski said. “There was more cheering and applauding the different parade entries.” There were 82 parade entries this year, up from 65 last year. Rob Owen of Owen’s Grocery said the parade seemed to draw more spectators. “It was pretty good,” Owen said. “It was definitely better than last year.” He said the crowd seemed more spread out than last

year. As with most rodeos, there are thrills and spills and injuries. The saddle bronc rider who was carried out of the arena in an ambulance Saturday after a hard fall was treated and released from the Newport hospital that night. Bullfighter Brett Summers was awarded a trophy belt buckle by Hanson during the Saturday rodeo performance in appreciation of his work over the years with the Newport Rodeo.

Parade winners Youth horse and rider: Savanah Lindell Antique car: Gene Tipton 1926 Model T Ford Custom car: Aaron McClure 1952 Chevy Classic Car: Aaron McClure 1952 Chevy Youth Float: Newport First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock Community float: Pend Oreille Valley Relay for Life Charitable entry: El Katif Shriner’s Lizzie Patrol Business award: Sanchez Gardening Musical award : El Katif Shriners Calliope

form with the PUD ahead of the Sept. 28, 2012, deadline. PUD managers said the district has made a promise to build to those homes and businesses eventually. First, they’ll focus on the 447 people who have already signed up with a retail service provider (RSP). The PUD has completed 58 hook ups as of Tuesday, installing the needed electronics at those locations. Three companies are providing service through the PUD’s fiber system: Concept Cable has one customer hooked up so far, iFiber has about 45 or 50, and Pend Oreille Valley Networks has 10 to 15. “I’m happy with the way it’s going,” Melannie Jones of POVN said, adding that it’s a synergistic project. “If they (PUD) speed things up, we speed up.” According to the PUD’s fiber policy, those people who didn’t express interest to the PUD by the September deadline will have to pay $1,500 to have the fiber line brought to their house. Service providers say they are waiting on the PUD to do their end of the work to get customers ready for service and have asked the district to speed things up. The district is waiting on some equipment to be delivered, the collars that go around the electrical meter have been ordered, but it could take about three weeks to get the bulk of the equipment in. PUD general manager John Jordan said he’s leaning toward opening the hubs that are ready to serve. Before, the PUD’s strategy was to prepare areas for service that were likely to have the most people subscribe to fiber service. That meant that the relatively populated but underserved Sacheen Lake area was the first to light up. That strategy also kept technicians working in one localized area instead of traveling throughout the south county. Jordan said they could probably open the Newport hub soon. Commissioner Curt Knapp liked that idea, especially for hooking up businesses. Eight recent project installs are bringing in more than $8,300 in monthly revenues. In the last month, 11 retail customers were billed on the PUD’s system. With a base fee of $35 per customer that RSPs pay the PUD, that totals about $385. About 60 customers will be billed in July. The project contractor, Henkels

MANAGER | Mill now down to 164 employees total year history, the mill had more than 200 employees. At yearimposed a hiring freeze as they end, there were 172, and now looked at costs. Johnson said it they are operating with close to looks like they 164. won’t have to “It’s a trend in the industry The newsmake employ- to look for opportunities to print mill has ment cuts a full order consolidate job duties.” but will use book even as attrition and newsprint deMyron Johnson restructurmand declines ing duties to Ponderay Newsprint General Manager around the reduce staff. country. They aren’t Johnson said looking at contracting for some that at this time any large capiservices like other mills have tal investments they have on done, he said. the drawing boards, particuBut the mill is operating with larly for energy efficiency, are less staff. At one time in its 25on hold by the owners.



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& McCoy, has released all subcontractors and is down to three crews. Two are working on the backbone and the other is completing customer service drops. The tentative plan is to keep Henkels & McCoy on as long as possible to do the remaining installs. The company can do 30 to 40 installs a week at the cost of $140 per install. To complete the remaining 400 or so, that will cost the PUD about $56,000. It should take two and a half to three months for the contractor to complete that work. The PUD’s two-person crew would do the remaining splicing work, according to Jordan’s suggestion at Tuesday’s meeting. That would take about six to eight weeks, he said, and it would save paying the contractor $200,000 to do the same work. Some service drops won’t be done. A service drop takes the fiber line from the utility pole to the home. The district will hold off on extending the line to about 400 customers who need the fiber line bored underground to their homes. The district is waiting on permits for some places where the fiber line needs to cross the Pend Oreille River. That will delay service to three areas: the Skookum area around Conklin Meadows Road, Furport and Greggs Addition, and the Pend Oreille Homes area on the river around Bear Paw Drive. In those areas, 15 people have requested service so far. At Tuesday’s meeting, two members of the public address commissioners with their concerns about the fiber project. One summertime resident at Bead Lake wanted to know if there was an option for customers signing up for a shorter term contract. RSPs currently require a yearlong contract from their customers. District managers said they would consider changing the policy. The PUD’s Community Network System, which is in charge of the fiber system, has had some personnel changes in light of the budget overruns. Joe Onley was removed from his role as CNS manager June 18. He will temporarily continue work on the broadband system for a few months while the project ramps down and will then be reassigned to a different department of the PUD. Employees were notified in an email last week. Robert Fritz was appointed as acting CNS manager. Jordan noted that he may soon be listing the position and soliciting outside candidates and will also consider existing employees for the position.

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Salmo Basin Trail temporarily closed to stock animals

BR I E FLY Mill Creek Road temporarily closed

NEWPORT – Mill Creek Road on the Colville National Forest will be temporarily closed four miles east of the junction where it meets Leclerc Road North. Mill Creek Road is located about 30 miles north of Newport. The closure will be in effect from July 8 through July 31 while crews replace a stream crossing culvert that is currently blocking fish passage. For more Information on this temporary closure, contact the Newport Ranger Station at 509447-7300. For more information on road conditions across the Colville National Forest visit

Sacheen sewer out to bid, July meeting changed SACHEEN LAKE – Bids are being solicited to build the Sacheen Lake sewer system. The Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District anticipates the construction will cost about $7.9 million but won’t know for sure until the bids are opened July 24 at 3 p.m. at the Sacheen Lake Fire station at 6131 Highway 211. The regular July meeting of the Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District has been moved from July 3 to Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m., also at the Sacheen Lake Fire station.

City council adjusting construction budget NEWPORT – The Newport City Council is holding a public hearing ahead of its regular meeting Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers, 200 S. Washington Ave. The council will consider proposed amendments to the 2013 Fiscal Year Budget. According to Treasurer Nickole Schutte, because of the Spruce Street construction project, the council needs to meet to move money from one area of the budget, where it is not needed, and put it into a different area of the budget to help offset the costs of the construction project.

Two injured in Highway 211 wreck NEWPORT – Two Spokane women were injured Friday, June 21 about 15 miles north of Newport when their car failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a sign and tree about 4 p.m. Yunhi Chung, 60, was driving the 2000 Chrysler Concord north on Highway 211 when she failed to stop at a stop sign and crossed Highway 20, striking a tree and sign. She was taken by helicopter to Providence Sacred heart Medical Center. Jung I Kang, 70, was the passenger. She was transported to the Newport Hospital, according to a press release from the Washington State Patrol. According to the press release, the collision was caused by inattention. Negligent driving charges are anticipated. Both women were wearing seatbelts.


Chinese educators tour reservation Six community college leaders from China made a daylong tour of the Kalispel Indian Reservation Wednesday, June 12. Here Terry Knapton, business manager for the tribe, shows the visitors a dock constructed by students at the Kalispel Career Training Center. The delegation was hosted by Community Colleges of Spokane.

Calispell ORV trail gets a new look

Motorized trail maps now available

NEWPORT – Local ORV trails are being updated and new maps are being issued so that all riders may enjoy the scenery and get a little dirty in the process. The Middle Fork Calispell ORV Trailhead and Trail will have a different look for the summer. Boulders were moved and a new gate installed at the beginning of the trail. The allows administrative access to full-sized vehicles at part of the Power Lake Project. Off road vehicles will still have access to the trail, as there will be a space provided for direct access next to the new gate. The trailhead is located about 20 miles north of Newport near Power Lake. This access allows vehicles onto trails 313, 314 and 315. The U.S. Forest Service’s Power Lake vegetation management project is expected to last for about the next five years. For more information on the

Calispell ORV Trail system or the Power Lake Project, call the Newport Ranger Station at 509447-7300. The Forest Service’s 2013 Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are now available at all Colville National Forest offices, and can be found at the Colville National Forest website at www.fs.usda. gov/colville/. The maps show the Colville National Forest roads and trails designated open to motor vehicle use, including ORV trails, motocross trails and jeep trails. The maps contain information on 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 MVUM, 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 resource

damage, such as causing ruts or damaging vegetation, when driving on muddy roads and trails. For a free copy of the MVUM or for more information on traveling on Colville National Forest roads, visit any of these Colville National Forest Offices: Sullivan Lake Ranger District, 12641 Sullivan Lake Road, Metaline Falls, 509-446-7500. Newport Ranger District, 315 N. Warren, Newport, 509-4477300. Colville National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 765 S. Main St., Colville, 509- 684-7000. Kettle Falls Regional Information Center, 425 W. Third, Kettle Falls, 509-738-2300. Three Rivers Ranger District, 255 W. 11th, Kettle Falls, 509738-7700 Republic Ranger District, 650 E. Delaware Ave., Republic, 509-775-7400. Spokane BLM Office and Colville National Forest Information, 1103 N. Fancher, Spokane, 509-536-1200 or 509-536-1266.

METALINE FALLS – The Colville National Forest will be partnering with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) to replace nine failing puncheons and install one new drainage structure on 4.1 miles of the #506 Salmo Basin Trail this summer. A puncheon is a wooden structure that elevates the trail above muddy or swampy areas of a trail. This project will begin in early July and will continue until November, depending on weather conditions. During this time, this section of the trail will be closed to stock for public safety and protection of the natural resources. Although crews anticipate keeping the trail open to hikers, there may be occasions where segments of the trail will be temporarily closed to all users

for safety and protection of the natural resources. These repairs will help to maintain access into the rugged and scenic SalmoPriest Wilderness for current and future generations. The Salmo Basin Trailhead, located at the end of Sullivan Creek Road, will be used for a staging area, material loading site and campsite for crews working on the project. Although the trailhead will remain open to the public, parking space may be limited. For more information about the project and updates on temporary trail closures, please contact the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station at 509-446-7500. This project aims to maintain access into the rugged and scenic Salmo-Priest Wilderness for current and future generations.  

Law cracks down on impaired boaters NEWPORT – Operation Dry Water, a statewide campaign targeting boaters who operate their vessels under the influence of drugs or alcohol, will kick into high gear June 28, 29 and 30. The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office marine enforcement officers will conduct increased patrols, as well as check all boat operators for the state required boater education card. Impaired boaters can expect penalties to be severe. “We plan to stop intoxicated boaters and to educate as many boaters as possible about the hazards of operating a boat while the influence (BUI),” says Sgt. Questin Youk of the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. Boating under the influence can be deadly for both passen-

gers and boat operators, many of whom capsize their vessel or simply fall overboard. According to State Parks Boating Programs, since 2004, alcohol was a factor in at least 30 percent of the people killed in boating accidents in Washington, including five of the eight boating deaths so far in 2013. As a result of the high incidence of drunk boating, marine law enforcement agencies around the state, including the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office, are getting tougher on enforcing laws against this high-risk behavior. “We want boaters to enjoy themselves, but there will be zero tolerance for BUI,” says Youk. For more information, visit

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Little Spokane River watershed topic of Ecology meeting RIVERSIDE – A meeting set for Thursday, June 27, will discuss the next steps in the effort to reduce the level of nutrients in the Little Spokane River watershed, which includes the Diamond and Sacheen lake areas. The Washington State Department of Ecology will host the meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Spokane District 4 fire station, located on Deer Park Milan

Cats in need of adoption NEWPORT – A local animal rescue group, Pawsitive Outreach Spay/Neuter Alliance (POSNA), is seeking homes for more than 50 cats. About five years ago, a rescuer brought in one female cat and didn’t have the funds to have it spayed. The kittens kept coming, totaling more than 75 cats. While the rescuer took good care of them, they’re in need of a new home. POSNA volunteers say the cats are well socialized, healthy and adoptable. Other animal rescue groups in the area have helped out too. Priest River Animal Rescue provided financial aid to spay and neuter more than 20 kittens, which Panhandle Shelter in Sandpoint then took in. Timberlake Litter Control in Spirit Lake provided the spay/neuter surgeries


at a reduced rate. June 15, POSNA helpers took 24 kittens and two nursing mothers to eight foster homes in three different counties. More foster homes are needed. Each home needs to have litter boxes, quality food, toys and beds. POSNA is also seeking monetary donations to help with the situation. POSNA will have a booth at the Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival July 7 and 8. Donations of arts and crafts, and animal related items are needed. “Come by and see us, and maybe sign up as a volunteer. We sure need your help,” volunteer Anna Simsich said. To donate, foster or volunteer, call Cindy at 509-6711427, or Kari at 208-4481067.

Road west of Riverside High School. Ecology is working to improve water quality in the watershed, reducing dissolved oxygen by reducing nutrients. Ecology’s Karen Baldwin said data has been collected, and the department will start analyzing that information to determine how much levels need to be reduced and where the problem sites are.

She said they’ll be looking to the public to help determine the best ways to reduce nutrients. Until a plan is implemented, she said people can always take action to reduce their footprint on the watershed, being mindful of how you’re applying lawn fertilizer and dealing with livestock near water. She hopes to have more information on the situation by early next year.

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Time to work on ORV trail system

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hether you like them or hate them, it’s time to work on an off road vehicle system that everyone agrees on and is clearly marked. There are several things going on this year that indicate that this might finally happen. It’s long overdue. People who love to ride through the forests of this region on motorized off road vehicles and are concerned about other forest users want to know where they should go. They want maps and signs so they aren’t interfering with other people’s enjoyment of nature. These outdoorsman on wheels also don’t want to damage the environment that attracts them to the areas where they like to ride. So, they need to have a trail system, connected by county and Forest Service roads that is clearly designated. For those that hate these off road vehicles, we remind them that the forests belong to everyone. They aren’t going away so they need to have a place to ride. It was only a few years ago that everyone thought personal watercraft would ruin everyone’s enjoyment of the lakes and rivers around us. But they have become part of the summer scene. They have also had to obey rules and suffered the legal consequences when they didn’t. Off road vehicle users should be under the same scrutiny when the trail system is designated. For those that don’t like them, make sure the rules are enforced by local government. The Forest Service has begun this process and has some areas already designated for ORV use. They have maps available and can tell a person the stiff fines they have for those that get off the trails. Their system needs to link up with the county and private roads, and that is what is being worked out now. They also need to expand their trail system in some areas. Public meetings on these various issues are planned, so if interested a person should attend them. Or talk to your county commissioners or district forest rangers about concerns. Other things that must be worked out are who pays for signage and enforcement of the rules. Both will be needed to make the system work for those that love ORVs and those not so much. But ORVs aren’t going away so the system must be built now. --FJW

What about the rest of us? The newspaper Politico reports that dozens of members of Congress and their staffers are so worried about rising premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that they may quit or retire before the law fully goes into effect Jan. 1. Currently, members of Congress and their staff are covered by the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which provides generous benefits, including a 75 percent taxpayer subsidy of health care premiums. But an amendment to the ACA or ”Obamacare,” sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, requires that, beginning Jan. 1, 2014, members of Congress and their staff must purchase their health insurance through a government exchange. It is not clear that they would continue to receive their current subsidies. Members of Congress and their staff fear costs could skyrocket if their subsidies disappear. Congressional leaders fear a “brain drain” if their staffers leave. Rep. Pete Session, R-Texas, warned, “It’s going to hinder our ability for members to take care of their families.” Rep. Tom Cole, ROkla., said, “A lot of the staff stays on largely because of the benefit levels and particularly if you’ve got people with families … it’s just not right.” Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., complained, “Listen, this is simply not fair to these employees. They are federal employees.” We appreciate their concern for federal employees – but what about the rest of us? Since Obamacare was signed into law in 2010, private employers have been warning that it would cause confusion, mar-

ket disruption and rising prices. Apparently, that reality is just now reaching the lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders are scrambling to find a “fix” to protect their staffers. Hopefully, in that process, they will fix it for the rest of us. Most insurers are predicting big premium increases under Obamacare, a stark contrast to the president’s GUEST promise that the law would OPINION actually reduce DON C. health insurBRUNELL ance costs. For ASSOCIATION OF example, the WASHINGTON Ohio DepartBUSINESS PRESIDENT ment of Insurance recently predicted that premiums in that state will rise by 88 percent under Obamacare. Another unknown is how many Americans will receive premium subsidies and how much those subsidies will cost taxpayers. As many as 26 million Americans may be eligible for subsidies next year. The law provides subsidies to individuals with annual incomes of $45,000 and up to $94,200 for a family of four. But some families may lose their coverage entirely. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, notes that the penalties in Obamacare for not providing employer-sponsored coverage are SEE BRUNELL, 5A

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|| New energy code will hurt construction industry To the editor: In accordance with the Revised Code of Washington, the Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) is preparing to adopt a revised State Energy Code as part of the State Building Code. The Energy Code Technical Advisory Group is currently proposing that the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) be adopted as the Washington State Energy Code. Per RCW 19.27A.020, the current and prior Washington State Energy Codes established two climate zones for Washington state. Climate Zone 2 includes 12 Eastern Washington counties, including Pend Oreille County. The IECC proposes three climate zones for Washington state, namely 4, 5 and 6. Climate Zone 6 includes the four northern counties. One of the effects of the proposed changes in the Energy Code is that new homes constructed within the fourth northeastern counties will be required to have continuous R-5 insulation installed over the exterior face of the walls of the homes. This requirement will only apply to those four counties and will not be required in other portions of the state. This requirement will increase the cost of home construction in an economically challenging time and in an area where project initial costs are very important. Another effect is to require a four-foot insulation depth around the perimeter of the house foundation for slab on grade construction in the four northern counties. All other areas of the state will be required to have a two-foot depth of insulation. The additional two-foot depth of insulation will increase excavation and foundation construction costs for that type of construction. Please encourage the SBCC (sbcc@ga.wa. gov) to issue an emergency rule and initiate permanent rule making to place the four northern counties of the state with the other counties of the state for the sake of fairness and to limit negative impacts on the construction industry in our area. -Kevin Akesson Newport

What is the chamber doing today? To the editor: After reading the recent article in the paper about the chamber of commerce “jobbing out” the visitor information center, I felt I had to speak. The chamber re-invented itself in 1988


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and became the Newport/Oldtown Chamber of Commerce. This was to include the businesses in Oldtown, as we considered them part of the community. This is what the chamber used to do to promote business/tourism in this community: • St. Valentine’s Day softball tournament in Feburary • Bed Race through downtown Newport on Flag Day • Certified Visitor Friendly seminars • Christmas decoration that hung from the flagpoles • Sponsoring the Poker Paddle • Implementing the Sharing Trees in Newport (which was taken over by DSHS) • Helped to vote down paying a business license fee to the city • Planted the giant blue spruce tree at Centennial Plaza and decorated it and gazebo • Getting the Washington State Liquor Control Board to give the chamber back the ability to have a beer garden during rodeo and organizing concession booths • Having Santa come to town at Centennial Plaza • Working with Evelyn Reed and others to build the Centennial Plaza • Taking all the volunteers at the chamber office on a tour around the county for better informed volunteers • Donating picnic tables to the city park • Putting up “Welcome to Pend Oreille County/Newport” signs • Had chamber summit meetings with other chambers • Obtained and ran the Burger Wagon I was involved, with the help of a lot of caring people, in these events. Our meetings had 15 to 20 businesses attending. What has the chamber done recently? Has the chamber carried on the hard work? From reading the articles in the newspaper, it seems the chamber has even now given up the visitor information center. What is the chamber doing besides raising the dues to join the chamber, and why would I want to? -Arlin Beehler Newport

Support Newport Hospital RNs To the editor: The RNs at Newport Hospital are currently in contract negotiations. We are asking to be treated with respect and a fair contract. In a recent article Newport Hospital CEO Tom Wilbur implied his offer would “make them competitive.” A very misleading state-



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Fireworks go on sale Friday, and while only “safe and sane” fireworks are legal, many people like to go all out for Independence Day. How big do you go with your fireworks on the Fourth of July? The bigger the better. I spend top dollar for the coolest exploders. I don’t buy fireworks. It’s money gone up in flames. I leave the big displays for the professionals. It’s more fun to sit back and watch. It might be illegal, but I make my own explosives. More bang for your buck. My display rivals the biggest and best professional shows in the area. It’s more fun to do it yourself.


ment. We are currently the lowest paid RNs in our area and pretty much the state when compared to similar facilities. Memorial Day weekend is always busy. To illustrate, we saw over 100 patients through ER, seven required transfers and another 11 were admitted. The question that needs to be asked, “Who is Tom Wilbur comparing us to?” He is comparing us to a seven-bed hospital, a facility that has an 11 RN staff. Not exactly similar! We are not asking for Spokane wage, which would be nice but would be a 25 percent increase of pay. The wage proposal from the RNs will still place us at the bottom of the pay scale but with company from Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, also a public hospital district. So why do we stay? Yes it is convenient not to have to drive an hour but more importantly we like caring for our community: neighbors, classmates, as well as generations of friends and family. I do not feel I should be penalized for working in the community I live. I am held to the same standard as a RN at any medical center but with a whole lot less back up staff. Please tell our CEO and the board of commissioners we are deserving of a fair contract. Again thank you for your support. You make our jobs worthwhile. -Doris Hiebert RN Newport

Fiber is the cure To the editor: Dear PUD, Those of us on Scotia Road are suffering terribly from severe Internet constipation and as we all know, fiber is the cure for our condition. Please be merciful and bring us relief ASAP. Pretty please and thank you! -Christine Holz Newport

Need for surveillance is a red herring To the editor: Picture yourself as an inmate and not a citizen of the USA. The government claims to protect you from terrorist threats, but must monitor your telephone and Internet use to determine if you are one of the terrorists plotting an attack. Go back to World War II and occupied France. The night before D Day, the allies sent out a radio message. It was a poem, and the last lines were the signal for the Underground to attack German installations. Even if the Germans SEE LETTERS, 4A



Should the government be able to track the phone calls and internet use of its citizens without a court order? No, and what’s worse is that people don’t seem to mind.

Yes, it’s not really spying. Businesses have been collecting data about your online use from the start, the government should be able to do this in a limited manner for national security.

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Yes, I have nothing to hide and if tracking my internet use and phone records helps keep the country safer, I don’t mind.

No, it’s outrageous. You should be able to make phone calls and go online without the government tracking what you’re doing. This isn’t China.


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Fourth of July fireworks coming to a town near you BRUNELL | NEWPORT – Celebrating Independence Day usually means a day with family or friends, good food, parades, music and a night filled with exploding colors. Local residents have all of these options, in a town nearby on Thursday, July 4. Fireworks have been the symbol of the Fourth of July since 1777, the first celebration of our nation’s independence. More than 236 years have passed since the first celebration and the fascination for pyrotechnic displays has stayed strong. The Kalispel Tribe of Indians will be hosting their Independence Day celebration again this year, with games and prizes, a band, free snow cones and popcorn. The celebration starts at 2 p.m. on the powwow grounds on the reservation at Usk. They are also serving a free lunch from 3-4 p.m. The festivities will continue until the last firework explodes in the sky. The display begins shortly after the sun goes down. On the Fourth of July, the Usk Community Club is offering an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, eggs and coffee or juice breakfast

from 8-11 a.m. The cost is $4.50 and children under 5 are free. The parade starts at the community club and will wind through the streets of Usk and Cusick. The Cusick American Legion Post 217 will offer a membership drive and family Bingo at 1:30 p.m., hamburgers for $3 at 3 p.m. and the Texas Twister band will play on the Legion stage at 7 p.m. Diamond Lake is holding their annual boat parade at 2 p.m. Anyone with a boat is welcome to join the parade, with many of the participants boats decked out in red, white and blue. Line up at the Beach Club on the east end of the lake around 1:30 p.m. The Diamond Lake Improvement Association will then set off fireworks at dusk, or around 10 p.m., from a barge located at the center of the lake. Spectators are welcome on the shores and in the water, but are asked to keep a safe distance from the fireworks display. Residents are also hosting a half-marathon and swim at 6 a.m. at the public boat launch. Metaline is holding its annual potluck and fireworks again this


had all of the technology available today, they couldn’t have stopped the Underground attacks. So the government’s need for surveillance of its citizens is a red herring at the very least. We have seen thousands of attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years. Our army of occupation hasn’t been able to stop the terrorist attacks. It is not possible for our government to protect us no matter what they do. Even if they create a police state with a guard on every corner and road blocks, the bombs will still explode. Reality tells us that some things cannot be prevented, and terrorist attacks probably top the list. In 10 years, the best the enemy

year. Beef, pork, hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream will be provided for the 5 p.m. dinner at Riverfront Park. Organizers ask that people bring their own table service and lawn chairs and if possible, a potluck food item for others to enjoy. They are holding a raffle for cords of wood and cash prizes throughout the day. Tickets are $5. The festivities will end after the fireworks display that will take place shortly after dusk. Donations for the fireworks display can be sent to Citizens for a Patriotic Fourth, P.O. Box 544, Ione, WA 99139. Personal fireworks will not be allowed in the park for the evening’s activities. Priest River residents will have fireworks and activities in Bonner Park West. Food vendors will be in the park for the day and Frank Moore will play at 6 p.m. Fireworks will be set off around 10 p.m. from the park. The city of Spirit Lake is celebrating with a parade and vendors in Big City Park. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and the food, crafts and games will be available until 4 p.m. Once dusk arrives in Spirit Lake, fireworks will be set off from the baseball park on Jefferson Street. Priest Lake will be celebrating the day with a variety of things to do. The annual Fourth of

has had to offer are failed shoe and underwear bombers. The recent pressure cooker bombs in Boston were not prevented by the huge NSA system of surveillance. We even had a failed pipe bomber in Spokane who was able to plant his bomb along a MLK Day parade route. Recently, the government claimed that its surveillance prevented a number of attacks. I wonder how many billions were spent to achieve this small number of potential saves. Our fear has allowed the government to throw our Constitution out the window. How can we give up our freedom and still be free? -Pete Scobby Newport

July kids parade at Granite Bay begins at 10 a.m. It includes a flag ceremony, ribbons and treats. Kids can decorate their bikes, scooters and golf cars. Participants can meet at the north end of White Fir Lane by 9:50 a.m. The Blue Diamond Marina is having a hamburger and hot dog barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Contact the marina for more information at 208-443-2240. The Coolin Civic Center is holding a free ice cream social from 6-8 p.m. And of course, fireworks will light up the sky shortly after dusk, with shows being at Hill’s and Elkins resorts on July 4 and at Grandview July 5. Grandview’s festivities for July 5 include yard games and barbecue starting at 6 p.m. There will be a raffle for a paddle boat and other prizes. Proceeds benefit next year’s fireworks show. LaClede Family Days will be taking place this year. The Community Club is hosting a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. The parade will start from the Community Club at 11 a.m. The Klondyke Café and Tavern is offering horseshoe tournaments and games, a barbecue of pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw for $7 and then will close out the night with a colorful display of fireworks at dark.

Meet the Candidates for Newport School District Superintendant Wednesday, June 26. The Newport School District Board of Directors invites you to meet the three Superintendent candidates: Steven McCullough from Curlew; Chris Rust from Warden; and Dave Smith from Freeman. There will be an open public forum at Newport High School on Wednesday, June 26, from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM. Come meet the candidates!


so small that, faced with skyrocketing premiums, employers will drop their existing employee health plans. It’s simply cheaper to pay the fine and move those employees into state health insurance exchanges. Holtz-Eakin estimates that as many as 40 million workers could lose their employer-sponsored health coverage. Critics charge that these perverse incentives are designed to destabilize the private insurance market and forge a national single-payer government health care system. Regardless of intent, the impact will be severe. Some of the same labor unions that enthusiastically supported Obamacare are now having


second thoughts. They’re concerned that the incentives to push employees into state exchanges will undermine union contracts. Historically, high-quality health benefits have been one of the biggest enticements labor unions have to attract and retain members. If workers are shunted into the state exchanges, that benefit disappears. In Washington, D.C., congressional leaders are waiting for the Office of Personnel Management to decide whether members of Congress and their staffers will continue to receive their taxpayerfunded subsidies after Jan. 1. That decision, expected in the next few months, may “fix” things for the folks who work on Capitol Hill. But what about the rest of us?


to all our sponsors & volunteers for making this year’s Newport Rodeo a huge success. Newport Rodeo Assocation

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Wishing Everyone a Safe & Happy 4th of July • Leadership You Expect. . . Integrity You Deserve! • Focused on What Counts. . . the People of Pend Oreille County! • Bringing Experience & a Common Sense Approach to the County!

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Tri Town Float Down boats into Ione Second Pend Oreille River paddle planned for August BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

IONE – Once again, residents and visitors will have two poker paddle events to choose from this year, one in the north end of Pend Oreille County and one from Oldtown to Usk, set for August. The Tri Town Float Down Poker Paddle, July 20-21, is a great way to take in the Pend Oreille River scenery and float the river in a non-motorized boat, with hopes of winning cash from the best poker hand when shoring at the Metaline Park finish line. “There is really no skill for this,” Ione Mayor Jessica Davis said. “Anybody could literally do this.” The second annual Tri Town Float Down will start Saturday, July 20 at 7 a.m. at the public boat launch near mile marker 44 on Highway 20 near Reynolds Creek Road, just south of the Blueslide Resort. More than 100 people participated last year. The first day of the event is an eight-mile stretch of the Pend Oreille River. During those miles, there will be three stops to get poker cards, one at the boat launch, one about halfway through the eight mile stretch and the final one at Ione Park where the first day ends. This day is designed to paddle the river on a non-motorized boat. The second day of the two-day

event is a float from Box Canyon Dam, which is the first stop of the day, and ending at Metaline Park for the last stop, five miles down the river. This day is set up for inner tubes to float the river and give sore arms a rest, but boats are also acceptable to use. People are allowed to start launching their boat or inner tube after 7 a.m. but all floaters should be in the water by noon on Sunday. They will offer inner tubes for rent for $2. “Anything without a motor you can use,” Davis said. She refers to canoes, kayaks and paddleboards as the most common boats used to paddle the river. The poker hands are earned by simply showing up at the checkpoints. Organizers try to keep it simple so everyone can enjoy spending the day on the river. Any person or team of two can register for the float down by paying the $25 registration fee before July 6. This gives the person or team one hand of poker. For $35, the person or team will receive three additional hands of poker. After July 6, the cost goes up to $35 per person or team and $45 for the additional poker hands. There is a “last chance” stop that will be placed somewhere along the second day of floating. This stop is to win an extra hand of poker. Organizers will explain more at the time of launching on Sunday morning. Prize buoys will be in the water again this year. According to Davis, they are

opening up the Ione Park for camping, for both evenings. They will also be offering food in the park for both days. “We encourage people to stay in the area Friday and Saturday night, free of charge,” Davis said. Winners will be announced on Sunday after the last floaters find their way to Metaline Park. The awards take place at the Western Star Bar and Grill, 202 State Route 31, Metaline. “There will be cash prizes and lots of other goodies regarding water sports,” Davis said. To register for the Tri Town Float Down, go to www.Facebook. com/TriTownFloatDownPokerPaddle or call 509-446-2449.

August paddle starts in Oldtown The 32nd annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle is coming Saturday, Aug. 24, leaving from Oldtown and ending at the Usk boat launch, with five spots located along the way. Bring your dart skills to this poker paddle, as participants have to hit a playing


NEWPORT – Some Pend Oreille Public Utility District employees and the board of commissioners will be getting a pay raise July 1. This spring, the district approved a new salary policy that now bases non-union employees pay increases on merit. The commissioner’s pay is set by a state statute and changes every five years. The new a monthly salary is $2,285 – or about $27,420 per year – and a per diem of $114 that has an annual limit of $15,960. Per diem is paid when the commissioner travels or attends meeting for the PUD. That’s an increase from the past five years, which gave com-

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missioners a salary of $1,800 per month and a $90 per diem that topped out at $12,600 per year. The change was calculated on the difference in the consumer price index between 2008 and 2013, which saw an 8.66 percent increase. Last year, the three commissioners made between $29,000 and $35,000 from salary and per diem.

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four- to six-hour paddle down the river at the Usk Bar and Grill. There will be live music and specials offered on food items. The bar is located about half a block from the boat launch and is a family friendly restaurant as well as bar. For more information, contact 509-447-5922.



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People can launch their boat at the Oldtown Rotary Park boat launch between 8-10 a.m. The five stops along the Pend Oreille River are Pioneer Park, Sandy Shores, Greggs Road, Ponderay Shores and Davis Road. The paddlers will then take their boats out of the river at the boat launch in Usk. Awards will be given after the

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card on a board to get the best poker hand. Registration is the day of the event from 6-8 a.m. or Friday, Aug. 23 at the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $30 for adults, $15 for children and $10 for an extra poker hand. This paddle is a one-day event.

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Kayaks filled with happy paddlers make their way down the Pend Oreilel River for last year’s first annual Tri Town Float Down. The event is set for July 20 and 21 this year.

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Energy code will increase construction costs Unless state Energy Code changed, new homes will cost thousands more here BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A state energy code designed to make residential buildings more energy efficient will add thousands of dollars to home construction costs in four counties, including Pend Oreille County, unless commissioners can get the code changed, Pend Oreille County Commissioners said. The four northeastern counties are Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry and Okanogan. The code is scheduled to go into effect July 1. The code requires homes built in those four counties to have thicker insulation of the building envelope – the outside of the building – as well as deeper footings. “The question is, is this change really going to save money in energy costs,” Pend Oreille County Commissioner Karen Skoog said. Stevens County Commissioner Wes McCart has taken the lead in trying to get the code changed through a special rulemaking process.

County commissioners from codes every three years, Nogler each of the four counties sent a said. The Energy Code was upletter to the Washington State dated last year, he said. Building Code Council asking The Energy Code is part of that the code be amended. a national standard, he said. The push seems to be havImplementing the code was tied ing an effect, according to Tim to the Recovery Act, he said. Nogler, managing director of the States that accepted federal State Building Code Council, the Recovery Act money agreed to agency that handles building update their codes, he said. codes in Washington. Currently only Washington, “I think (the change) will California, Maryland and Ilpass,” Nogler linois are fully said. A con- W H AT ’S N E X T: compliant, but he ference call is THERE WILL BE a special meeting expects the other scheduled for of the State Building Code Council states to comply. Friday, June to consider a temporary change to Nogler said 28 to discuss the Energy Code Friday, June 28, that moving the the change. at 2 p.m. People can participate four counties to a Nogler said by phone by calling 360-407-3780 Spokane County he anticiand entering PIN 472097 #. standard won’t efpates the four fect the Recovery counties will be reclassified to Act money the state received. the same category as Spokane He said the federal government County. wants “overall equivalency” in Initially that will be a temthe standards. porary 120-day change, he “This particular change won’t said. A permanent change will affect that,” he said. likely follow but will need to go There will be a special meetthrough the formal rule making of the State Building Code ing process, which requires a Council to consider a temporary public hearing. A hearing is set change to the Energy Code for Sept. 20 at the Spokane ValFriday, June 28, at 2 p.m. People ley Event Center to take up the can participate by phone by callchange. ing 360-407-3780 and entering The state updates its building PIN 472097 #.

PUD | Employees will have annual review FROM PAGE 6A

For district employees, in the past, the PUD would generally tie non-union salary increases to whatever the union workers were getting. Under the new policy, employees will have an annual performance evaluation each May. In a statement that accompanies the new policy, the commissioners noted that they aim to hire and retain good employees. Recognizing that the utility industry occupies a regional and national market, the policy

Lenora board moves July meeting USK – The Lenora Water and Sewer District has rescheduled their board meeting for the month of July. The meeting will be July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Skookum Lodge. The board usually meets on the first Monday of the month.

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references market data and aims to provide competitive wages. “For salaries, the district strives to pay at or close to industry scale; however, some jobs may be paid with a consideration toward local pay scales,” the policy states. Wages for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are set by the union contract, which the PUD negotiates with other Washington PUDs. Union workers received a 1.5 percent pay raise April 1. Those working in apprenticeable

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|| 2013213 NEWPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice Of Special Meeting The Board of Directors of Newport Consolidated Joint School District has called a special meeting for Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 11:30 – 9:00 pm to be held at the Newport School District board room for the purpose of interviewing superintendent candidates. Published in The Newport Miner June 26, 2013. (21)

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2013212 2013 CALL FOR BIDS PEND OREILLE COUNTY UNLEADED GASOLINE, NO. 2 CLEAR DIESEL Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Pend Oreille County, Washington, at their Office in the Courthouse at Newport, Washington, until 11:00 a.m., Monday July 22, 2013, and then publicly opened at 11:30 a.m., Monday July 22, 2013 and read for the Contract to furnish Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel Fuel to Pend Oreille County from August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014. The following are estimated annual quantities: NEWPORT SHOP CUSICK SHOP IONE SHOP Unleaded Gasoline - 15,000 gals 20,000 gals 25,000 gals No. 2 Diesel Fuel - 40,000 gals 45,000 gals 40,000 gals Bids shall state Octane level “not to be less than 87 for unleaded fuel”, supplier margin and delivered, to County Storage Tanks at Newport, Cusick, and Ione, Washington. Bids shall include all cost per gallon including but not limited to freight/delivery charges. Tanks must be maintained at 40% of rated capacity. All deliveries are to be metered into the tank at the time of delivery by the supplier and Pend Oreille County reserves the right to draw random samples for testing of any delivery. Failure to provide samples or a failed test will result in immediate termination of Contract. The tanks at the Cusick and Ione Shops are above ground tanks which will require pumping capability to fill. If for any reason it does not become financially feasible or due to mechanical problems as a result of poor quality fuel, Pend Oreille County reserves the right to terminate the contract and acquire its fuel elsewhere. The current tank sizes at the County Shops are: LOCATION DIESEL UNLEADED GASOLINE Newport, Deer Valley Rd 12,000 gals 1,500 gals Cusick, Hwy 211 8,000 gals 1,500 gals Ione, Elizabeth Ave 8,000 gals 4,000 gals The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bids and to accept such bid or bids as may be deemed in the best interest of Pend Oreille County. BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE MAIL BIDS TO: Board of County Commissioners PO Box 5025 Newport, Washington 99156 With “Bid for Fuel” clearly stated on the left side of the envelope. A copy of the Bid Proposal may be obtained by contacting: Pend Oreille County Public Works Department, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-6456 Clerk of the Board

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Jeanine and Roger Shawgo would like to thank everyone that attended our 1st annual JFMT vintage event Sat. June 22nd. The response was overwhelming with over 1000 shoppers. 40 vendors and numerous vintage travel trailers went home very pleased. A special thank you to the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Dept. for their assistance with our traffic control parking problem. There was plenty of parking off the state highway for shoppers. Please DO NOT park on the state highway right of way. There will be parking attendants next year. Also thank You to the City Of Newport for some funds allotted for advertising. It was very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you all at Treasures On Foxwood August 10th and 11th.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Boy Scout Japeechen Rendezvous: Camp Cowles Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. Priest River Senior Center Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Sacheen Ladies of the Lake: Noon - Various Locations, call President Maria Bullock at 509-998-4221 Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Jessa’s Creative Dance Class: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Oldtown Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-623-5626 for locations Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Cornerstone Building, Oldtown THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Boy Scout Japeechen Rendezvous: Camp Cowles Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel

Valley Library, Cusick After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Boy Scout Japeechen Rendezvous: Camp Cowles Blanchard TOPS: 8:30-10 a.m. Blanchard Community Church PRM-Advocates for Women: 9:30-11 a.m. - Cornerstone Mall, Oldtown Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Story Time: 11 a.m. - Newport Library Happy Agers Meeting and Potluck: Noon - Priest River Senior Center Dance Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Little Grand Old Opry Show: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport ‘The Sound of Music’: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-946-6131 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - Priest River VFW SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Boy Scout Japeechen Rendezvous: Camp Cowles Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 240 N. Union Ave., Newport Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown



Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown Battle of the Bulls: 7 p.m. - Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint ‘The Sound of Music’: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport ‘The Sound of Music’: 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Cornerstone Building, Oldtown MONDAY, JULY 1 Country Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. Blanchard Community Center Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Bonner County Homeschool Group: 2:30 p.m. - Priest River City Park Youth Advisory Council: 4 p.m. Blanchard Library Priest River Chamber Board: 4 p.m. - Chamber Office Newport Maws and Paws Booster Club: 6 p.m. - Newport High School Library Newport Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. Kelly’s Restaurant, Call Ota Harris at 509-447-4157 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Blanchard Lions: 7 p.m. Blanchard Inn Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick TUESDAY, JULY 2 Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Soroptimist International of Newport Business Meeting: 12-1 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church Jessa’s Creative Dance Class: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center




Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Kaniksu Lodge 97: 6 p.m. - VFW Hall in Priest River Belly Dance Fitness: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport 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 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Computer Basics for Adults: 10 a.m. to Noon - Newport Library Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Jessa’s Creative Dance Class: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Oldtown Calispel Post 217: 6 p.m. - American Legion in Cusick Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m.: 1710 9th St., Priest River BASIC Meeting: 6 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center

Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 7 p.m.: 508 Quail Loop, Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Cornerstone Building, Oldtown THURSDAY, JULY 4 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Fourth of July Parade: 11:30 a.m. - Laclede Fourth of July Parade - Noon Cusick Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel

Valley Library, Cusick Boat Parade: 2 p.m. - Diamond Lake After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m.: 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Bingo: 6 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. Fireworks Display: Dusk - Kalispel Reservation, Laclede, Spirit Lake, Diamond Lake Priest River Fireworks Display: Dusk - Bonner Park West

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Senior center gains momentum COLVILLE – The state Department of Commerce awarded the city of Colville a $600,000 grant to build a new senior center. This year, the community development block grant went to just 14 cities or counties and Colville is the only one to receive support for a senior-focused

project. “The seniors in our area will greatly benefit from a new center. This grant money will give them the boost they need to begin construction,” said Sen. John Smith, R-Colville. The state received almost three-dozen applications request-

ing more than $23 million in grants. The Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) is given an annual allotment from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It provides funds to benefit lower-income people in rural areas.

Comedic, mysterious actors wanted METALINE FALLS – The Cutter Theatre is holding auditions for the summer play Monday and Tuesday, July 1-2, at 7 p.m. in the theater, 302 Park St. The play, “Murder Me, Murder Me Not,” is a mystery comedy that will be directed by Selkirk High School English teacher Katie McKee. The tentative rehearsal schedule will be available soon, but is flexible toward summer vacation plans for the actors. The rehearsals will begin after July 4, and the performances for the play is Labor Day, Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1.

The show is not the traditional Cutter Theatre musical that happens over the summer, but instead has six roles that will work together to serve the audience with mystery and laughs. The roles include: Mary Ellen, your “girl next door;” Geraldine Gaston, the “center of attention;” Alice, the maid at the Gaston house; Father Bently, rather too self-confident; Inspector Feydeau, thinks he’s French; and Ambrose Brinks, a private investigator. Age requirements for the characters are mostly middle-aged, although some can be played

older or younger depending on those who audition. Artistic Director Tara Leininger is excited to have a new play director at the Cutter Theatre. Staff is looking for people interested in back-stage work, specifically in set construction and props. The summer show is an important event at the Cutter in conjunction with “Affair on Main Street,” also over Labor Day weekend. For more information on the auditions, play, or how to become a volunteer, call the Cutter Theatre at 509-446-4108.

‘Going, Going, Gone’ auction raises money for Cutter Theatre METALINE FALLS – The Cutter Theatre is hosting the 10th Annual “Going, Going, Gone!” auction Saturday, June 29, to raise operating funds to keep the theater an important part of north Pend Oreille County. Dinner of pizza and salad will be served at 5:30 p.m. for a $10 charge and they ask that reservations be made to attend dinner. Beer and wine will also be available. The auction starts at 7 p.m. with no admission cost to attend. Items that will be auctioned off include vacation get-aways, driveway gravel, fresh-baked cookies every

month and many other items. The Cutter Theatre is home to local businesses in Metaline Falls as well as home to a branch of the Library. The theater is a busy venue that hosts events, meetings and performances. Like many community centers, the Cutter relies on fundraising events to support the building and its programs. The auction is part of that revenue support. “Special gifts provide improvements and some events are almost self-supporting,” Cutter Executive Director Jenn Fusaro said. “But unless we can pay the power bill

|| N O R T H P E N D O R E I L L E CO U N T Y E V E N T S WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Tiger Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - State Routes 20 and 31 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-4423030 For Reservations Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Catholic Church THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Tiger Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - State Routes 20 and 31 Boundary Dam Tours: 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Boundary Dam Road Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Tiger Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - State Routes 20 and 31 Boundary Dam Tours: 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Boundary Dam Road Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Ione Senior Center SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Tiger Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - State Routes 20 and 31 Boundary Dam Tours: 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Boundary Dam Road Going, Going, Gone Community


Auction: 6 p.m. - Cutter Theatre SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Tiger Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - State Routes 20 and 31 Boundary Dam Tours: 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Boundary Dam Road MONDAY, JULY 1 Boundary Dam Tours: 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Boundary Dam Road Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Emergency Food Bank Board: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center TUESDAY, JULY 2 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library Forgotten Corner Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. - Ione Senior Center WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Tiger Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - State Routes 20 and 31 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-4423030 For Reservations Commissioner Kiss Office Hours: 3-6:45 p.m. - Ione Library Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Catholic Church Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

County commissioners won’t meet next week NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County commissioners will not hold their regular meeting Monday and Tuesday, July 1 and 2. The clerk of the board is taking time off and suggested the board cancel their meeting for the holiday week. At Monday’s meeting, June 24,

the board authorized one commissioner to sign payroll warrants and vouchers for the week. The commissioners will still be attending various other meetings for the week, and commissioner Steve Kiss plans to hold his regular office hours in Ione Wednesday.

or fix the roof, we’ll have to close the doors.” Fusaro and the board of directors are worried about people thinking that the Cutter will always be there and after 20 years, it is easy to take something for granted. “The auction is a vital source for funding, but it won’t happen without the community coming and bidding on some unique and interesting items,” Cutter Artistic Director Tara Leininger said. “I love an auction and know many in our community do too.” For more information about the auction or for dinner reservations, contact the Cutter Theatre at 509-446-4108.


Class creates quilts The Career Exploration Class at Selkirk High School holds the four lap quilts they created for Cancer Care Northwest. The class gathered donated fabric from the Forgotten Corners Quilt Guild and Sweet Creek Creations. The students decided on patterns, cut, aligned and pieced the projects together. Sweet Creek Creations quilted the top to the back for the students and then the students hand stitched the bindings. “This turned out to be a great service project for a very special entity,” said teacher Angela Cain.

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METALINE FALLS – An Independence Day community prayer service will be held Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. at Busta Park at the corners of Washington and Fifth Ave. East in Metaline Falls. “In these days, where we watch others struggle to balance religion and democracy, we must remember that it was not, and is not, an easy issue even for us,” Reverend Tara Leininger said. “Before a day of family gatherings, picnics and fireworks, we need to pause and give thanks for the blessings of God that are ours, including being Americans.” The Congregational United Church of Christ welcomes everyone to the festivities for


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PUD electric rates go up July 1 BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – After hearing public concerns, Pend Oreille Public Utility District commissioners approved a slightly smaller electric rate increase at their meeting Tuesday, June 25. Starting July 1, rates will go up 1.95 percent. The district had planned for a 2 percent rate increase. While it doesn’t change much, the board did try to address concerns they heard from some ranchers about the irrigation rates. Those rates were scheduled to increase to 4.71 cents per kilowatt hour (kwh) under the original proposal, but now they’ll stay at 4.59 cents. Residential customers will pay 4.72 cents per kilowatt hour. The average residential bill is expected to increase by about $2 per month, depending on how much electricity is used. A small home may see a $1 increase while a high energy

user may see a $6 increase, Treasurer Sarah Holderman said. The rate increase includes 0.45 percent for the automatic adjustment due to rates for power from Seattle City Light’s Boundary Dam. Those costs will be increasing in future years as Seattle implements the terms and conditions of its new license. The other 1.5 percent increase comes from the PUD’s expenses, which are increasing due to inflation. That includes things such as fuel costs, transformer purchase, health insurance benefits and more. By comparison, the federal government measure of inflation, CPI-U increased 2.1 percent in 2012. The PUD also borrowed money for the Box Canyon turbine upgrades and plant modernization in 2012. Debt service on this new debt drives a small portion of the rate increase. The fiber optic broadband project is not a factor in the increase.

The 1.95 percent increase will generate about $175,000 in additional revenue for the PUD each year. The district has seen a decrease in the number of customers, auditor April Owen said. “We really do rely on customer growth to deal with our rate structure,” she said. School districts are budgeting for the increase. Newport’s business manager Tom Crouch said they currently budget about $200,000 per year for electricity. He’s anticipating an increase of about $4,000 for the coming school year as they plan their budget. “At 2 percent, a $4,000 increase is just something we’d budget an increase for and work with it,” he said. Schools are considered a commercial customer, which will see rates got from 4.08 cents per kwh to 4.18 cents. In general, each service tier will see rates increase by a tenth of a cent. For general service customers – most homes and businesses – the

base charge remains at $24.50 per month. Four members of the public attended the rate hearing June 4. Travis Hanson asked the board to be aware of the affect power costs have on the Ponderay Newsprint mill. The mill has its own contract for power with the PUD and this rate increase does not apply to them. John Galley pointed out that irrigation rates used to be lower than residential rates in order to support farming. The PUD currently has about five or six irrigation customers with their meters turned on. While the commissioners did tweak irrigation rates a bit, they mentioned that their staff has worked hard to put together the best possible budget, which was built with a 2 percent rate increase. “We, as a staff, shouldn’t be in here asking for a rate increase if we don’t need one,” General Manager John Jordan said.

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lic. People are encouraged to give their feedback to the board. The board hopes to have a superintendent hired in early July. The new superintendent will have to deal with declining enrollment and a subsequent drop in state funding. The district gets about $5,000 in apportionment money from the state for each student attending school. The district is budgeting for 1,016 students next year, down from the 1,081 they budgeted for last year. Actual enrollment for the 2012-13 school year averaged

1,061. “The largest drop was in Parent Partnership Program,” district business manager Tom Crouch said. The Parent Partnership Program is the program that assists parents who are home schooling their youngsters. The district budgeted for 65 students for the program, which is also known as the Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) program, but enrollment this year has averaged between 30-35 students. Crouch said the district has lost many ALE students to other districts, specifically Deer Park, which has the second largest ALE

program in the state, with about 500 ALE students, Crouch said. Many parents, who work in Spokane, drop their students off at districts such as Mead, Riverside and Deer Park on their way to work, he said. Stratton Elementary School principal Terri Holmes, who also oversees the Parent Partnership Program, told school board members that not all the students that left the program left the district. Math testing started this year and after seeing the results, many parents enrolled their youngsters in regular school, she said.

The district is working on their budget for next year but the process is going slow, as the state Legislature hasn’t adopted a budget yet, so districts aren’t sure how much money they will get from the state. Crouch said the district began talks with the unions about staffing needs. As enrollment drops, so do staffing needs. Crouch said he doesn’t anticipate any layoffs. Instead retirements and attrition will reduce the work force, as some teachers and other staff that leave will not be replaced. Crouch anticipates the budget will be adopted by July 24.



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WDFW seeks applicants for two wildlife advisory councils

BR I E FLY Selkirk softballers celebrate their season METALINE – The Selkirk High School softball team had their awards night Tuesday, June 11. Most Inspirational went to Savanah Christman and Jessika Reiber. Ellie Grass and Hannah Rick were Most Improved. The Best Defensive Player was Katie Couch, and Kribi Anderson was the Most Valuable Player. The Best Team Mate Award went to Christman. Anderson, Reiber and Christmas each got a Captain’s Award. Anderson was named the Best Offensive Player for her batting average of 466. The Coaches Award went to MacKenzie McAnerin, and Reiber, Abigail Christman, Grass and Rick were recognized for their perfect practice attendance. The team gave special recognition to coach Craig Larson, who is stepping down after volunteering for eight years. “Thanks Craig for your dedication to our program. For the countless hours you have spent coaching, encouraging, pitching, brainstorming, scorekeeping, and being the calming voice in the storms,” coaches said.

Paddling club meets Wednesday PRIEST RIVER – The Pend Oreille River Paddlers Association meeting is Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Priest River Lamanna High School cafeteria. With plans to start a rowing club in the area, the group will talk about summer events they can attend to encourage interest in paddling and rowing in the Pend Oreille area. Follow the club on Facebook by searching Head of the Pend Oreille. The head race is planned for Sept. 28 this year in Priest River.

Anderson named all-league MVP Anderson







METALINE – Selkirk’s Kribi Anderson was named MVP of the Northeast 1B AllLeague Softball team. Others from Selkirk on the all-league list were Jessika Reiber, Savanah Christman and Abiona Carrosco. From Cusick, Haley Adams and Lauren Nelson made the team. Shenelle Savage got an honorable mention. Coach of the year was Mike Raynor from St. Michael’s. Others on the all-league team were Julianna Hughes and Reinnee Rockett from Almira/ Coulee-Hartline; Becky Raynor, Katie Raynor and Brittani Urann from St. Michael’s; Curlew’s Lindsey Gibson and Haleigh Gibson; Lyndsay McCartney and Hannah Haglin from Wilbur-Creston; and eri Cox and Marissa Gilmore of Northport. Makenna Tipps and Allison Fox from ACH got honorable mention, as did Sarah Gosen of Northport and Sierra McQuay of Republic.



Newport’s Jesse Kardos got his hand stuck in his bull rope for a few heart stopping seconds during the Friday night performance. He walked away from the wreck and went to the Colville rodeo, where he tied for first place with Priest River’s Thor Hoefer.

Spirit Lake bull rider takes biggest check

Muddy arena doesn’t slow bulls, only two ridden BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The heavy rain stopped in time for the rodeo performances Friday and Saturday nights, June 21-22, but the arena was still plenty muddy for the 64th annual Newport Rodeo. A muddy arena usually slows down the bucking stock, as the animals are either mired in mud or feel like they are slipping and don’t buck as hard. But it didn’t seem to bother the bucking bulls from the Layton-McMillan rodeo string, as they dispatched all but two bull riders. Spirit Lake bull rider Dakota Rice scored 74 points in Friday’s performance to win the biggest check at this year’s rodeo, $1,259. Jaylee Britt of Hermiston, Ore., finished second and probably cashed the biggest check he ever got for a 39-point ride and $942. No other riders made qualified rides, including Newport’s Jesse Kardos and Priest River’s Thor Hoefer. Kardos hung up to his bull Friday but walked away unhurt. Both Kardos and Hoefer traveled to Colville, where they split first and second in the bull riding, pocketing $767 each. The Colville Rodeo took place the same days as Newport and many contestants competed in both rodeos. Kym LaRoche of Arlington, Wash., won the barrel racing with a 16.324 run. She won $918. Ellensburg bareback rider Nick Gutzwiler won the bareback riding with a 77, winning $544. He also placed third in the steer wrestling to bring his Newport winnings to just over $900. He was the only contestant to place in more than one event. Seth Shelton, who split second, had a scary moment Friday when his horse fell and slid into the fence. The horse had its legs caught in the fence but the pickup man, Shelton and others helped free the animal, which was uninjured. The ambulance crew carried saddle bronc rider Wyatt Grant to the hospital after he bucked off Saturday and landed on his head and neck. He was treated and released from the Newport Hospital. Kailla Mussell of Chilliwack, B.C., won the saddle bronc riding with a 74 score Friday. Mussell is the only woman bronc rider in the world who competes against men. She

either wins first or nothing at Newport. Two years ago she won the bronc riding here. She won $685 for her ride this year. Brandon Christensen, another Hermiston cowboy, won the steer wrestling with a 4.23 run Friday, collecting $717. Veteran tie down roper Brad Goodrich, also of Hermiston, won his event with a 12.38 run, winning $843. Kiley Streeter of Palisades,

Wash., won the breakaway roping with a time of 2.57, collecting $756. Three women caught their calves in less than three seconds. Bryce Palmer and Garret Rogers won the team roping with a time of 5.6, pocketing $583 each. The ranch bronc riding was a new event this year. Results were not available at press time.

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is looking for nominations to two citizen advisory groups that advise the department on wildlife management issues affecting game and non-game species. WDFW Director Phil Anderson will appoint a 25 member Game Management Advisory Council (GMAC), which will advise the department on issues about hunter access, resource allocation and research projects. Anderson will also appoint a 17 member Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council (WDAC) which will make management recommendations on non-game species, ranging from frogs to whales. Both advisory groups will be elected into a three-year term starting July 1. The current WDAC appointments have expired and GMAC appointments will expire June 30. Previous and current advisory group members are encouraged by Anderson to apply, but the department said it is also looking for new candidates with varied backgrounds who can effectively present their views on wildlife management to WDFW and the public. “The department carefully considers recommendations received from these advisory groups,” Anderson said. “We value the experience that long-standing members bring to the table, but we also want each council to represent the diversity of interests that the public has about wildlife

management across the state.” WDFW will consider all nominations received by 5 p.m. on July 15. Nominations must be submitted in writing and include the following information: The name of the advisory group, nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address, relevant experience and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group, nominee’s effectiveness in communication and the name and contact information for any individual or organization submitting a nomination. Nominations can be submitted to: GMAC: Send nomination to Dave Ware, WDFW Game Division Manager, at or Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1091. For more information, contact Dave Ware at 360-902-2509. WDAC:   Send nomination to Eric Gardner, Wildlife Diversity Division Manager, at Eric.Gardner@dfw. or Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1091. For more information, contact Eric Gardner at 360-902-2509. The GMAC holds at least three one-day meetings each year and the WDAC holds at least two meetings per year. Special meetings may be called when special issues or topics arise. Council members are eligible to be reimbursed by WDFW for travel expenses to attend meetings.

Newport Rodeo Results Bareback riding Place score/time name 1. 77 Nick Gutzwiller 2-3. 72 Orlun McGuffin 2-3. 72 Seth Shelton

winnings $544 $319 $319

Tie down roping 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

12. 38 13.38 14.68 15.68 18.67 21.5

Brad Goodrich Jason Minor Brock Palmer Michael Pederson Aaron Marts Keegan Smith

$843 $698 $552 $407 $261 $145

Saddle bronc riding 1. 2. 3.

74 73 67

Kaila Mussel Jacob Stacy Bill Hamerness

$685 $502 $335

Breakaway roping 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2.57 2.62 2.92 3.45 4.22 4.46

Kiley Streeter Brittini Carlson Maggie Weber Lindsey Parkins Bailey Minor Shelby Streeter

$756 $626 495 $365 $234 $130

Steer wrestling 1. 2. 3. 4.

4.23 5.39 5.63 5.81

Brandon Christensen Eric Knapp Nick Gutzwiler Cody McCleary

$717 $538 $358 $179

Team Roping 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

5.6 6.05 6.13 6.6 6.64 11.28

Bryce Palmer/Garret Rogers TC Naccarato/Shane Rucker Jason Minor/Brent Fallon Kelsey Felton/Chase Hansen Casey Fuller/Shane Crossley Jack Fisher/Andy Carlson

$583 483 $382 $281 $181 $100

Barrel Racing 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

16.324 16.443 16.503 16.582 16.69 16.694 16.807 16.818

Kym LaRoche Katy Bremmer Cheyenne Allan Callahan Crossley Sam Boone Rose Miller Jody Wallen Brenna Loften

$918 $798 $678 $559 $439 $319 $199 $79

Bull riding 1. 2.

74 39

Dakota Rice Jaylee Britt


Runners and spectators of all ages enjoy the beautiful Diamond Lake surroundings as they take part in last year’s half marathon run to celebrate Independence Day.

Swim, run to kick off Independence Day DIAMOND LAKE – Residents at Diamond Lake are spending the morning of the Fourth of July swimming a mile and running a half marathon, because they want to. Participants will start at 6 a.m. with a one-mile swim that leaves from the public boat launch. After climbing to the shore, they will then run 13.1 miles, leaving from the South Shore Store at 7 a.m. and crossing the finish line in front of the store when their



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Girls Basketball Camp: 9-11 a.m. - Newport High School Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association Meeting: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Lamnna High School Cafeteria THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Girls Basketball Camp: 9-11

run is complete. In past years, more than 20 people have taken part in the community half marathon and swim. Jeffrey Bell, event organizer, has a “handful” of volunteers that will kayak along with the swimmers and help with the runners as they complete this journey. According to Bell, this informal half marathon has been going for the past six years. “It’s just a bunch of friends,” Bell said. “It’s a lot of fun.”



a.m. - Newport High School TUESDAY, JULY 2 Group Hike at Lake Darling: 9 a.m. - Meet at Priest River Senior Center THURSDAY, JULY 4 Diamond Lake Half Marathon: 7:30 a.m. - South Shore Store

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• Big Crowds • No Rain • Lots of fun The calf pantyhose pull contest challenged locals.

Miner photos by Don Gronning and Fred Willenbrock

A recorded crowd packed themselves in Saturday.

Left: Rodeo clown Josh Sheppard wakeboards behind a horse. Dave and Sue Melbourn were Grand Marshalls in the parade Saturday.

Above: Rodeo Association president Ray Hanson honors bullfighter Brett Summers.

Paradise Amusements returned to the rodeo at the last minute.

Relay for Life organized some carnival activities.

Left, parade watchers fill the sidewalks.


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New events, new faces at the Rodeo

The ranch bronc riding was a new event this year. This rider uses talcum powder to make his ride as wild as possible.

Miner photos by Don Gronning and Fred Willenbrock Kaila Mussell, the only female saddle bronc rider who competes against men, won the event with this ride Friday.

Marshall Peone coming down from a tough Layton-McMillan bronc. The rodeo parade Saturday drew a number of interesting entries, including this float.

Right: This young fan was enjoying the action.

The Newport Priest River Rotary Club’s beer garden was a big hit. It was inside the rodeo grounds this year, with a variety of beverages to choose from. Youngsters seemed to enjoy the carnival ball on water.



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BR I E FLY Blanchard’s annual auction has arrived BLANCHARD – The Blanchard Community Center’s annual auction will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at 685 Rusho Lane, where a variety of items will be auctioned off to support the center’s operating budget. Recent construction costs have affected operating funds for the year. Previewing the merchandise will start at 9 a.m. Some of the items being auctioned off include gift certificates to area businesses, restaurants, golf, resorts and hotels, gift baskets and more. Larry Cunningham will be the auctioneer again this year. His “fun” personality makes the auction more enjoyable for guests, organizers said. Concessions will be open during this event, and all are welcome to come enjoy fun, food and friends. For more information, to volunteer or to donate items for the auction, contact 208-4374072.

Learn what lurks in our waters PRIEST RIVER – The Live and Learn series at the Priest River Library presents “Threats to Our Aquatic Ecosystems,” Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Join Betsy Hull, natural resource specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as she presents information about threats to our waterways. What lurks in our waters? She will be able to answer your questions about the invasive species tags required for your watercraft, what the inspection entails and what fines you might pay if you do not have the proper tags for your watercraft. There is no charge for these programs and preregistration is not required. The next Live and Learn series at the Priest River Library will be “Photo Safari” July 13 at 11 a.m., presented by Joan Budai, photographer and local author.

Newport residents graduate from college NEWPORT – The Community Colleges of Spokane saluted their 2013 graduating class, giving 21 Newport students diplomas in four different areas on June 18. Associate of Arts candidates were John Cutshall, graduating from running start with honors; Emil Richter with honors; Ryan Barquist-Tafoya; Amanda Persick; Benjamin Lands; Gregory Seganos; Mary Malone; and Kristy Tucker. Career and Technical program candidates included those with the Administrative Assistant, Associate of Applied Science: Kelly Burgess and Melinda Patterson, with honors. General Business, Associate in Applied Science earners were Lorri Berry with honors, Jacqueline Dimitratos with honors, John Poisel III from running start and Timothy Radan. In the Business and Software Applications program, Brian Barker graduated with honors. GED graduates were Kellie Dean with honors, Olivia Tanner Flores, Julia Gutknecht, Carly Jackson, Jessica McGraw and Heidi Morgan.

Share your life events for free NEWPORT – The Newport and Gem State Miner Newspapers are looking to share your life events with the community. Submit births, weddings and engagements to The Miner for publication at no charge. The Miner can be reached at 509447-2433, minernews@povn. com or visit online, or stop by the office at 421 S. Spokane in Newport.


Loyce Akers stands in front of her artwork, a collection of photography, acrylics, pastels and watercolors, now on display at the visitor center in Newport.

Local artists staff visitor’s center BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The visitor center in Newport has found new volunteers to greet visitors this summer and showcase their art, all at the same time. “The chamber didn’t want to run the visitor’s center any longer and we thought it would be a good match with the River Arts Alliance,” said Loyce Akers, president of the River Arts Alliance. Steve Shumski, president of the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, is very pleased with the working agreement with the River Arts Alliance (RAA). “They are doing absolutely awesome. They are extremely friendly and helpful,” Shumski said. “(Akers) and the volunteers that she has, couldn’t ask for a better group.” The RAA is also making a small art gallery out of the chamber building. As part of the artists agreement for having their artwork displayed, artists must work one day out of the six weeks that their art will be displayed and give 30 percent of their sales to the RAA. The staff is currently looking for more volunteers and artists to work the center. The artists rotate every six weeks and offer a variety of items including jewelry, glass, paintings and photography. “There will be six artists (displayed) at a time, I am thinking,” Akers said. Akers is a local artist and has a

past filled with photography, oil painting, acrylics, pastels and is currently learning watercolors. “I do a little bit of everything,” Akers said. “I really like pastels so those are probably my favorites.” According to Duane Becker, president-elect Pend Oreille County Historical Society, per the agreement with the chamber, the visitor center is not allowed to sell items that the museum has in its gift shop, including hand crafted items and local and regional history books. There are four volunteers that currently staff the visitor center. They will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays and be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the rest of the week, including weekends. The main duties for the visitor center are to answer questions and hand out maps and brochures. They also let visitors know about the local businesses that are in town. The visitor center has a small budget of $200 per month that they receive from the hotel/motel tax and granted from the chamber, but Akers says that this is not enough money to cover the monthly expenses. According to Shumski, this money covers the utility bill, phone bill and miscellaneous supplies that the visitor center would need to operate daily. Peggy Greene, a volunteer, feels that this policy should change in the future. They will be asking the chamber for operating expenses and are hopeful they will get them. “Every other visitor’s center in the

Enjoy World War II music Independence Day weekend SACHEEN LAKE – “Two Old Broads present the Songs of WWII” is coming to the Circle Moon Theater July 5 and 6. These two performers Copeland will croon to your heart’s content such numbers as: “Sentimental Journey,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Love Letters,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and many more standards of the World War II era. Heidi Gnos Kuban and Diane Copeland have been performing separately for many years and have now teamed up, but these two old broads are still very much in their prime. Copeland is one of the most brilliant piano and vocal performers the area has seen in many a year, organizers say. She can play anything. Gnos Kuban has been wowing audiences since she

went back to performing in 2006. Together, the show highlights Copeland’s musicianship and the perfect, round liltGnos Kuban ing notes of Gnos Kuban. With this throwback to the USO Canteen experience, dancing is encouraged, as is dressing in uniform or clothes of the era. Guests can enjoy an all American dinner of barbecue ribs made by River Catering by Darcie The Circle Moon Theater is located on Highway 211 near Sacheen Lake. Tickets are $25 for dinner and show. Show only tickets are $12 for adult or $10 for seniors and children. They’re available in advance at Seeber’s Pharmacy in Newport or make reservations by calling Terri or Zola at 208-448-1294.

Local Gonzaga students make the grade SPOKANE – Three local students have earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list and dean’s list for the spring semester 2013. Earning a 3.7 to 4.0 gradepoint average for the presi-

dent’s list were Chelsea Linton of Priest River and Jonathan May of Newport. Terra Donley of Cusick earned placement on the dean’s list for a GPA of 3.5 to 3.69.

country is funded by county hotel/ motel taxes and they have paid employees,” Greene said. Akers added, “We are not funded. We are totally volunteer and self funded.” There have been more than 150 visitors to the center since the end of May when RAA took over, and they are hopeful that those numbers keep rising. “We have had a really good amount of people,” Akers said. “I think they might even increase a little bit.” RAA is a non-profit that is an umbrella organization that encompasses 10 other arts associations: The Cutter Theatre, Elk Music Association, Create Arts Center, Pend Oreille Players Association, Pend Oreille County Historical Society, Evergreen Arts Association, Friends of Priest River Theater, Pend Oreille Festival Association, Yesterday’s Children Concert Productions and the Newport-Priest River Rotary Club. Each of the 10 organizations pay a $25 membership fee to RAA and then any members that they have automatically become members of RAA. They all work together to make sure that events do not coincide with each other and they all promote each other’s events as well. RAA meets on the second Thursday of every month. The locations change for each meeting, call 509671-0295 for more information.


“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


Summer reading at local libraries

NEWPORT – All across the country, kids will “Dig into Reading” this summer. That’s the theme for the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Local branches have different dates for their summer programs. Summer Reading at the Newport Public Library begins June 26 and runs each Wednesday through July 31. Activities include crafts, stories and a reading contest. Participants will receive a free book from Pend Oreille First Books. Kids ages 1-8 meet at 10:30 a.m., a free lunch is provided at 11 a.m. for kids of all ages, then kids 9 and up meet at 11:30 a.m. The Summer Reading at the Calispel Valley Library in Cusick started June 13 and continues Thursdays through July 25. Messy Story Time is from 10:30-11 a.m., lunch snacks are served from 11-11:30, and art projects are from 11:30 to noon. In Ione, summer reading program runs June 25 through July 25. Story times are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Activities include digging worms, making terrariums from old jars, and how to make compost bins from recycled containers. A prize drawing will be awarded in different age groups, from pre-school kids to young adults. The Metalines Library program started June 15 and runs through July 31. Story times are Mondays at 11 a.m. for elementary kids, and Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. for all ages. Snack bags are offered with crackers, fruit, pudding and juice. On the second and



Glen A. Whittekiend

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Glen A. Whittekiend participated in a change of command onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut May 16 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. He is the son of Marie and Lesley Whittekiend of Newport. Cmdr. William Musser relieved Cmdr. Glen B. Quast as commanding officer. Quast had commanded the ship since Oct. 2011. Whittekiend and other sailors of Farragut recently completed the basic phase training of the composite training unit exercise with the Dwight D. Eisenhower

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


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


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

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

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


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

fourth Saturday of each month, the Metalines Library will host a play date. Try out the electronic chess game or make something with the Legos. Read a few books and enter the reading contest to win a prize between June 1 and July 31. Summer Reading at the Priest River Library starts June 26 at 11 a.m. with water safety day. July 3, kids will learn about gardens, July 10 is dinosaurs, July 17 worms, July 24 crystals and July 30 rock dig. The West Bonner Library has partnered with the school district Summer Food Service to offer lunches during Summer Reading in Priest River and at the Blanchard Branch Aug. 7 and 14. Blanchard Summer Reading Dates are Aug. 7 rock dig, Aug. 14 dinosaurs, and Aug. 21 worms. The Summer Reading Program at Priest Lake Public Library began June 20 and continues for eight sessions Thursdays at 10 a.m. This program is open to the public for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Activities include crafts, games, guest speakers and planting vegetables and flowers in the new organic raised garden. The library provides reading incentive prizes, snacks and free books throughout the program. At Priest Lake, July 11, kids will be pressing flowers. The special activity July 25 is making a pirate sword; they’ll dig for dinosaurs Aug. 1.

Community Church Directory CATHOLIC MASSES

Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Saturday evening - 7 p.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 Head Elder Dale French, (509) 447-4565 Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North Pastor Ron Fleck (509) 447-4755 Sat. Morning Services Sabbath School 9:30 • Worship 11:00 NACS THRIFT SHOP (509) 447-3488 PO Valley Church School (208) 437-2638



Carrier Strike Group. Farragut returned from its 10-month deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation in April of this year. The destroyer was also awarded the Battle “E” for displaying excellence in the areas of maritime warfare, engineering and survivability and command, control, communication and information warfare. Farragut is entering a summer-long maintenance period at Naval Station Mayport. Whittekiend is a 2006 graduate of Newport High School and joined the Navy in October 2006. SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

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


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


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


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


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


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


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Sign Up for Two Rides on the Pend Oreille River We invite you to join the fun.

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Country Hardware Store


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H&D Diesel

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Newport Miner

Newport Vision Source

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Carl Pitts & Sons Well Drilling (208) 437-4168

Green Owl Tavern

Tri Pro Forest Products

The Red Barn

(208) 437-2412

(509) 684-8995

Les Schwab

Cathy’s Cafe

(208) 448-1995

(208) 448-2311

(509) 446-2447

Ben Franklin (208) 437-4822

Northern Lakes Dock & Barge (208) 437-2004

Perfection Tire

Kalispel Tribe

(509) 447-3933

(509) 445-1147

Selkirk Ace Hardware (208) 437-5669

Roger’s Body & Frame (509) 447-4225

Replacing “The Poker Paddle” for North Pend Oreille County, you don’t want to miss the second annual TTFD! Along the way watch for “game bullys” and stops to build your hand and win prizes!** $25 Registration (before July 6th) includes one hand. One Extra Hand: $5 OR Three Extra hands: $10. $35 Registration (after July 6th) includes one hand. One Extra Hand: $10 OR Three Extra Hands $25. For more information visit

For special deals on extra hands, call 509-446-2449 All participants are required to sign a release form, and responsible for their own equipment and safety. *Participants under the age of 16 must have an adult with them. *Participants must be present at the end of day 2 to win.

Poker Paddle • August 24 The 32nd annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle Saturday, Aug. 24 For information call 509-447-5922 Participants can also register the day of the event from 6-8 a.m. or Friday at the Greater Newport Area Chamber office Leaving from Oldtown and ending at the Usk boat launch, with five spots located along the way. Bring your dart skills to this poker paddle, as participants have to hit a playing card on a board to get the best poker hand. People can launch their boat at the Oldtown Rotary Park boat launch between 8-10 a.m. The five stops along the Pend Oreille River are Pioneer Park, Sandy Shores, Greggs Road, Ponderay Shores and Davis Road. The paddlers will then take their boats out of the river at the boat launch in Usk. Awards will be given after the four- to six-hour paddle down the river at the Usk Bar and Grill. There will be live music and specials offered on food items. The bar is located about half a block from the boat launch and is a family friendly restaurant as well as bar.


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WELCOME TO GREEN BLUFF A Guide to Special Events and Farm Fresh Produce at Green Bluff







Mark, Arlene, Jason & Morghan Morrell – 9807 E. Day Road, Mead, WA 99021 Make Our Farm Your Family Memory. *Country Store, *Take-N-Bake Pies, *Pumpkin Patches, *Orchard Café, *Fruitloop Express, *Play Area, *Wiggle Worm, *Wine Tasting, *Corn Cannon, *Tours, *All Festivals.

Lloyd & Janet Thorson. N. 17007 Sands Road Mead. U-Pick & Picked to Order: Cherries (Bing, Lambert, Rainier & others), Tomatoes, pickles & gourmet vegetables, Apples, Pumpkins & Squash, Grapes, Cut Flowers, Decorative items: wreaths, cornstalks, gourds, etc. Bulbs & Fall Mums. Friendly Personal Attention. Apricots Are Back!!!!

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John & Beverly Yaryan - 1/2 mile E. of Green Bluff Store U-Pick & Picked: CHERRIES, APRICOTS, PEACHES, (Early & Late Red Haven, Daroga Red, Rosa, Red Globe) Variety of APPLES, (Early Gold, Gala, Mcintosh, Jonathan, Honey Crisp, Fugi, Cameo etc) Nectarines, Plums, Honey

The Hunts, 10909 E. Day Mt. Spokane Rd., Mead WA 99021 U-Pick strawberries, Rhubarb, apricots, RASPBERRIES, Blueberries, blackberries, PEACHES, plums, cherries, VEGETABLES, herbs. APPLEFEST: Pumpkin patch (reg & giant), apples, squash, gourds, cornstalks, ginseng, garlic, etc. No Spray or low spray produce. We Grow all we sell. Sometimes Closed Monday. www.

8. WELLENS’ LUSCIOUS FRUIT & ANTIQUES 509-238-6978 Warren & Anne Wellens - 16420 N. Sands Road, Mead, WA 99021 U·Pick and Picked fruit. CHERRIES: Bing, Lambert, Van and Pie. Four varieties of APRICOTS, Early Apples, eary slicing and canning PEACHES, Plums, Prunes and 15 varietes of APPLES. Antique Shop, Delicious dessert kitchen during apple festival. Call for hours of operation. We grow all we sell!

509-238-2640 Larry & Karen Knapp - 7722 E. Ballard Rd. Colbert WA 99005 Strawberries, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Blackberried, Gourds. Autumn Attrections: Punkin’ Chunkin’, Goat Mountain and More!

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Rick & Katie Holestine - Established in 2005 with only 2 goats, we raise and sell boer and boer-kiko goats for consumption, 4-H and FFA projects as well as pasture pets. Fresh eggs, aspargus (in season), u-pick blueberrries.


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Tuesday, July 16th - Canning, Drying and Freezing Demonstration 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - $8.00 per person Friday and Saturday, July 19th & 20th - Antique and Craft Fair 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 23rd - What Can You Do With A Pie Cherry? Demonstration 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - $8.00 per person 18207 N. Sands Rd., Mead, WA • • 509-238-1978

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Paul Linn Fadon Usk

Paul Linn Fadon, a resident of Skookum Rendezvous RV Resort at Usk, passed away May 23 at the Providence Regional Cancer Center in Fadon Everett, Wash., due to metastatic renal cell cancer. He was 71. Mr. Fadon was born Jan. 4, 1942, in Sedro Wolley, Wash., to George Fadon and Louise Wagoner Fadon. He went to school in Granite Falls, Wash., most of his life but graduated from Arlington High School in 1960. Mr. Fadon served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967. He took many ‘continuing education’ courses at Boeing during his 25-year career. He pursued learning and knowledge throughout his life with special interests in Biblical as well as national and international history. With Boeing, he served the company in Saudi Arabia from 1986 to 1989. His fondest years were working on the 777 in Everett. He retired in 2006 as a logistics engineer in Seattle. He married Linda Browning Fadon March 18, 2000, in Maui, Hawaii. Mr. Fadon was always at home in the pilot’s seat of an airplane. He also enjoyed building airplane and automobile models, the exhilaration of fishing (claiming his biggest catch was his wife Linda) and enjoyed travel with her whether in his red Corvette convertible, or their RV. Family said that he lived with grace, humility and integrity. He was known for his courage, kindness, warmth and genuine smile. His passion for Corvettes and the thrill of “the ride” helped to fulfill many happy adventures with his equally adventuresome wife, Linda, and their two Bichons, Monty and Cotton. He was a talented musician and loved playing his baby grand piano. If asked “How would you like to be remembered,” he would probably smile and quietly say, “About all you can do in life is be who you are.” He believed in authenticity and will be missed and remembered as a fine human being. He was a member of the Elks Club, The American Legion and AOPA. He is survived by wife Linda Browning Fadon; children Lori Johnson and J.P. Fadon (and Huiyu); stepchildren Jackie Kotter (and Sean), David Andrus (and Marla); and grandchildren Erica Pitner, Alex Koch, Kyle Viguie,





Kayla Andrus, Nina Fadon, Niko Johnson, Cooper Andrus; and great-grandchildren to Hayden and Jaxson Pitner. He was preceded in death by his father George Fadon, mother Louise Wagoner Fadon, and his first wife Betty A. Fadon. A private family graveside service was held at the Bow Cemetery in Bow, Wash., June 13. Memorials can be made to Over The Wall Ministries and The American Cancer Society.

Wayne M. Keeney Colville

Wayne M. Keeney of Colville passed away June 18 at the age of 85. Mr. Keeney was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Balston, Ore., to Vessie Knight Keeney & Wayne Keeney. He attended school through the ninth grade and went to barber school, learned hotel management and went to various trade schools. He served in World War II and Korea with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wiseman DE 667. He worked in steel plant utility, railroad utility, retail, for the U.S. Forest Service, in the grocery industry and as a barber. As a barber, he would go to his clients who couldn’t physically make it to his shop, whether it was their homes, hospitals, or convalescent centers. A veteran would never pay for his haircut in his shop. Mr. Keeney married Elna “Andy” G. Anderson Keeney in October 1947 in Vancouver, Wash. They lived on the Pend Oreille River from the mid 1970s until the mid 90s, off of Barber Road south of the Tiger store. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and woodworking. He was a member of American Legion Post 144 in the early 1980s. Survivors include sons Wayne D. Keeney of Colville and Dave H. Keeney of Gulfport, Miss.; sister Betty Lou Irwin of Carriere, Miss.; grandchildren Tim Tommerup of Lincoln, Neb., Douglas Keeney of Colville, Adrianne Keeney of Denver, Aaron Keeney of Gulfport, Miss.; and great-grandchildren Ty, Devin, and Emmie Tommerup of Lincoln, Neb. He was preceded in death by parents Vessie Knight Keeney and Wayne A. Keeney, sister June Sullivan and wife Elna “Andy” Keeney. Interment will be at Metaline Cemetary at a date yet to be determined.



Carole Craig

Ruby Lee Peterson

Carole Craig, a former Newport resident, passed away Sunday, June 23, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 80. A full obituary with service details will appear in next week’s paper. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Lee Peterson passed away in the loving arms of her family in Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 29, 2012, at the age of 79. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lutheran Church.






Editor’s Note: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509-4473151. This is a regular section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

Rikki N. Bays, 29, is wanted on two Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on original charges of driving while suspended Bays and assault fourth degree domestic violence. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds, with green eyes and blond hair. Her last known address was in the Newport area. Gary R. Counts, 33, of Ione is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on


original charges of assault fourth degree domestic violence. He is 5-foot-6 and 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Darin D. Bigness, Counts 47, of Newport is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of controlled substance possession. He is 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, with Bigness blue eyes and red hair. Sampson S. Pagaling, 27, of Newport is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for assault fourth degree and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is 6 feet tall and 195 pounds, with brown Pagaling eyes and black hair.

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, June 17 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Spring Valley Rd., report that respondent has not seen daughter or granddaughter since Friday. ASSAULT – Main St., report of subject assaulted by female. PHONE OFFENSE – W. 7th St., report that respondent received threatening text messages. DISTURBANCE – W. Kelly Drive, report that subject threw knife and hit respondent. ACCIDENT – Phay Rd., report that vehicle took out four sections of fence. TRESPASSING – Tweedie Rd., report of two men on property, unknown who they are. ARREST – 4th Ave., Eric David Neighbors, 27, of Metaline Falls was arrested for fourth degree assault. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – W. 2nd St., report that children that live behind complainant threw burning papers over her fence. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – N. Warren Ave., report of suspicious female by the rear door of the building. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 20, report of vacant house has lights going off. DISTURBANCE – Houghton St., report of intoxicated female threatening people. Tuesday, June 18 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Davis Lake Rd., report of 45-year-old female, conscious and breathing but unresponsive found wandering the woods. THEFT – LeClerc Rd. S., report of fishing equipment and an air compressor missing from trailer overnight. THEFT – W. 1st St., report of theft of health and welfare card. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Westside Calispell Rd., respondent believes dog was poisoned. ARREST – Houghton St., Jacob W. Conner, 22, of Ione was arrested for violation of a anti-harassment order. TRESPASSING – Elmers Loop, report of mini-van with two males inside high centered on stump. ACCIDENT – S. Washington Ave., report that caller witnessed a hit

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Public Hospital District No. 1 Board: 4 p.m. - Sandifur Meeting Room, Newport Hospital Pend Oreille County Library District Board: 5 p.m. - PUD Conference Room, Newport Priest River Airport Board: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River City Hall FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Port of Pend Oreille: 9 a.m. Port Office, 1981 Black Road, Usk MONDAY, JULY 1 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse



Wednesday, June 19 THEFT – Telephone Rd. E., report of Chevy pickup stolen this morning. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Driskill Rd., report of two males and two females with baseball bat and bag that keep hiding in the bushes. VEHICLE PROWL – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of vehicle prowl. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – W. 2nd St., report that front door of residence was written on overnight. SUSPICOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Union Ave., Newport, person reports hearing explosion in the area, not sure if it was a transformer. ARREST – Lucas J. Nelson, 35, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant. FOUND PROPERTY – Newport area CHILD ABUSE – W. 7th St. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Robert John Yovino, 42, of Usk was arrested on a warrant. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – E. Joyner Drive, complainant believes his vehicle and trailer may have been stolen from property. ARREST – S. Newport Ave., Charles Daniel Shaw, 28, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED – Hwy. 20, report of suspended driver. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Veit Rd., complainant reports walking his dog and a remote control tractor ran the 15-feet leash over and the dog is now gone. ARREST – Jackie DeLynn PaulForte, 41, of Newport was arrested on a warrant.

Thursday, June 20 FIRE – Coyote Trail Rd., report of garage fire, fully engulfed.


TUESDAY, JULY 2 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Newport offices Bonner County Soil and Water Conservation District: 1:30 p.m. - USDA Office, 1224 Washington




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MARIJUANA – Telephone Rd. E., report that renter was growing in the basement. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Garden Ave., report of suspicious documents in question. HARASSMENT – Diamond Drive, report that neighbors are harassing complainant and is afraid they will harm her. INTOXICATION – W. 5th St., report of male staggering on the side of the road, seems intoxicated. WEAPON OFFENSE – W. 5th St. NOISE COMPLAINT – Deer Valley Rd., report that neighbors have been blaring music for two hours. Friday, June 21 THEFT – Hwy. 20, reported theft of 1994 Ford pickup. ACCIDENT – LeClerc Rd. S., report of single vehicle accident, no injuries. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 20, report of pickup swerving and crossing the line. ASSAULT – Scotia Rd., complainant reports being assaulted by another resident. ACCIDENT – Triangle Rd., report that one vehicle ran off road. TRESPASSING – Seymour Lane, report of subjects camping behind complainant’s house. THEFT –Hwy. 2, report of vehicle taken from property. BURGLARY – Fertile Valley Rd., report of house broken into. ARREST – Willms Rd., Ricco, Joshua Thomas Ricco, 22, of Spokane was arrested for disorderly conduct. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of large boat tipped over on the side of the road. ARREST – E. 5th Ave., Renea Kim Schrade, 48, of Metaline Falls was arrested fourth degree assault domestic violence. BURGLARY –Stanley Drive, report of house broken into and items taken. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Spokane Ave., report that male pounded on complainant’s door, possibly intoxicated. Saturday, June 22 BURGLARY – Hwy. 31, report that someone broke into apartment and stole items. ARREST – Spokane County, Bryan Lee Jaillet, 34, of Spokane was arrested on a local warrant. BURGLARY – Scenic Lane, report that someone broke into complainant’s cabin and stole everything. THEFT – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of stolen purse. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Pend Oreille County, subject reports she was held against her will. HARASSMENT – S. Scott Ave., report of neighbor harassing respondent. ARREST – W. 1st St., Samantha Lavelle Smith, 26, of Cusick was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. ARREST – W. 1st St., Richard Lee Smith, 28, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant and for violating a


Newport City Council: 6 p.m. Newport City Hall Bonner County Fair Board: 6 p.m. - Fairgrounds Office in Sandpoint Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. Priest River City Hall Blanchard Tea Party: 6:30 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint




and run. BURGLARY – N. Warren Ave., report that chainsaw was stolen. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – W. Sacheen St., report of male and female yelling at each other. TRESPASSING – Wolfe Mountain Rd., report of male subject on the property trespassing. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of erratic driver in white SUV. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. Pine St., report that subject states medications have been withheld from him. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report one vehicle non-blocking non-injury accident. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of front door to store open, store is closed. HARASSMENT – W. 1st St., report of subject harassing 10-year-old female. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – Finnila Drive, report of sounds of screaming and dishes being broken. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of kids riding bikes in busy area.

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no contact order. THREATENING – Fir Drive, report that subject left threatening message. FRAUD – W. 5th St., report that someone took funds from complainant’s checking account. ERRATIC DRIVER – W. 1st St., Newport HARASSMENT – Green Rd., respondent reports getting harassing phone calls and text messages. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – N. Spokane Ave., report suspicious person riding a bike. BURGLARY – McKay St., respondent can hear someone at the storage sheds. Sunday, June 23 THEFT – Allen Rd., report of items missing from room. SUSPCIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of a loud explosion. BURGLARY – Casey Rd., report that respondent came home and found house ransacked. THREATENING – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of security guard threatened. INTOXICATION – W. 7th St., report that intoxicated female walked into residence stating her car broke down. MISSING PERSON – S. Newport Ave., report that 18-year-old male and female left to go on hike and have not returned.

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, June 17 BURGLARY – Eastside Cutoff, Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River BATTERY – Hwy. 2, Oldtown RUNAWAY JUVENILE – 8th St., Priest River Tuesday, June 18 BURGLARY – Toad Rd., Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING – State Ave., Oldtown Wednesday, June 19 THEFT – Hwy. 2, Priest River FOUND PROPERTY – Parsons Drive, Priest River Thursday, June 20 NONSUFFICIENT FUND CHECKS – Hwy. 2, Priest River Friday, June 21 TRAFFIC STOP – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, deputy conducted a K9 sniff during a traffic stop. Saturday, June 22 TRESPASSING – Hwy. 2, Priest River Sunday, June 23 TRAFFIC HAZARD – Kelso Lake Rd., Priest River, report of horses in the roadway. RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, Kenneth D. Gilbert Jr., 45, of Sandpoint was arrested for driving under the influence and open container.


Ave., Ste. 101 West Pend Oreille Fire District: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Hall on Highway 57 Pend Oreille County Fair Board: 7 p.m. - Fairgrounds at Cusick Pend Oreille Fire District No. 5: 7 p.m. - Fire Station 51, 406722 Highway 20, Cusick WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Diamond Lake Water and Sewer:

10 a.m. - District Office, 172 South Shore Road Oldtown Urban Renewal District Board: 5:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station No. 41 Diamond Lake Improvement Association: 6:30 p.m. - Diamond Lake Fire Station, Highway 2


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


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MOVING SALE Saturday June 29, 9:003:00. 569 Quail Loop, Newport. Household items, home decor, crafts, etcetera. (21p) HUGE SALE! Furniture , clothes, bikes, toys, etcetera. Friday Saturday, Sunday 8:00-5:00. 62 Pinehill Road, Newport. Off Southshore, Diamond Lake. (21p) YARD SALE Saturday, June 29th 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 805 Thomas Lane, Ashenfelter Estates. Lots of miscellaneous, nice oak server and hutch. (21p)

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Open: Tuesday - Friday 8:30-5:30 Saturday 8:30-2:00 Closed Sunday & Monday

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Your Right to Know

Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. 2013172 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE NO. 13-2-00053-5 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION ROBIN A. HALL Plaintiff, vs. TERESA A. REED and JOHN DOE REED, wife and husband and wife, and the marital community composed thereof, Defendants. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS, TERESA A. REED and JOHN DOE REED: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 22nd day of May, 2013, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Robin A. Hall, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff Robin A. Hall at their 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. This lawsuit arises out of personal injuries and damages as a result of the motor vehicle accident which took place on March 22, 2012. DATED this day of May,

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

2013. CRAIG SWAPP & ASSOCIATES By: Wesley D. Mortensen WSBA No. 39690 Attorney for Plaintiff 16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Suite 1900 Spokane Valley, WA 99216 (509) 252·5037 (509) 252-5038 FAX Published in The Newport Miner May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2013. (16-6)

_________________ 2013178 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON County of Pend Oreille Case No.: 13-7-00023-1 Notice and Summons by Publication (Termination) In re the Welfare of: Angelica Bepler D.O.B. 06/18/12 Minor Child. To: Samantha Melting, mother, A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was filed on March 28, 2013; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Pend Oreille County Superior Court, 229 S. Garden Ave., Newport WA 99156. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. The hearing will determine if your parental rights to your child are terminated. If you do not appear at the hearing the court may enter an order in your absence terminating your parental rights. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Termination Petition, call DSHS at 509-447-6220. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to TRM.aspx. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2013, by Tammie A. Ownbey, Pend Oreille County Clerk. Printed in The Newport Miner June 19, 26 and July 3, 2013, (20-3)

_________________ 2013199 ADDITIONAL MEETINGS PORT OF PEND OREILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Port of Pend Oreille Board of Commissioners will hold extra meetings, in addition to the regularly scheduled meetings, during the months of June through September 2013. The additional meetings will be held of June 28th, July 23rd, August 27th and September 24th. All meetings will begin at 9 a.m. in the Port office at 1981 Black Road, Usk, WA. /s/ Kelly J. Driver Manager Publish in The Newport Miner June 19 and 26, 2013. (20-2)

_________________ 2013203 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS


SACHEEN LAKE RESIDENTIAL WASTEWATER P U M P S TAT I O N P R O CUREMENT MATERIALS ONLY Sacheen Lake, WA Sealed bids will be received by the Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District for procurement of new residential wastewater grinder pumpstations at the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Station #32, 6131 Highway 211, Newport, WA 99156, until 3:00 p.m. local time, on July 24, 2013 after which all bids will be read aloud. Proposals received after the time set for receiving bids will not be considered. The project consists of supplying new residential wastewater grinder pumpstations to meet Washington State Department of Ecology requirements concerning water quality for area groundwaters. Bids will be received on supplying the pump stations materials and control panels only. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations: James A. Sewell & Associates, LLC, 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156 Associated Builders & Contractors, 12310 East Mirabeau Parkway, Suite 100, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 Associated General Contractors, Inland Northwest Chapter, E. 4935 Trent, Spokane, WA 99212 Associated General Contractors, 3895 North Schrieber Way, Suite 100, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 Idaho Associated General Contractors, 1649 West Shoreline Drive, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702 Spokane Regional Plan Center, 209 North Havana, Spokane, WA 99202 Tri-City Construction Council, 20 East, Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 Contract documents were prepared by James A. Sewell and Associates, LLC. Documents can be purchased for $50 per set by contacting James A. Sewell and Associates, LLC, 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156, Phone 509-447-3626. Contact: Kevin Koesel. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District. The Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Bids from women and minority owned businesses are invited. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and make award to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder for the base bid item within the funding resources at the time of bid award. Bid award is anticipated to be within 90 days of bid opening. Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District /s/ Sheila Pearman Sheila Pearman, District Manager Dated 6/11/13

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2013204 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SACHEEN LAKE WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT PROJECT - 2013 Sacheen Lake, WA Sealed bids will be received by the Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District for construction of a new wastewater collection and treatment system at the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Station #32, 6131 Highway 211, Newport, WA 99156, until 3:00 p.m. local time, on July 24, 2013 after which all bids will be read aloud. Proposals received after the time set for receiving bids will not be considered. The project consists of installing a new wastewater collection and treatment system to meet Washington State Department of Ecology requirements concerning water quality for area groundwaters. Bids will be received on three bid Schedules. Bid Schedule A includes construction of the lagoon/land application wastewater treatment facility. Bid Schedule B includes installation of the sewer collection mainline and pumping station. Bid Schedule C includes installation of the individual services and pumping stations for each lot within the project. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations: James A. Sewell & Associates, LLC , 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156 Associated Builders & Contractors, 12310 East Mirabeau Parkway, Suite 100, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 Associated General Contractors, Inland Northwest Chapter, E. 4935 Trent, Spokane, WA 99212 Associated General Contractors, 3895 North Schrieber Way, Suite 100, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 Idaho Associated General Contractors, 1649 West Shoreline Drive, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702 Spokane Regional Plan Center, 209 North Havana, Spokane, WA 99202 Tri-City Construction Council, 20 East, Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 Contract documents were prepared by James A. Sewell and Associates, LLC. Documents can be purchased for $125 per set for Bid Schedules A and B and $ 300 per set for Bid Schedule C by contacting James A. Sewell and Associates, LLC, 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156, Phone 509-447-3626. Contact: Kevin Koesel. A voluntary project walk-through and pre-bid conference will be held at the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Station #32 on July 10, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Bidders are required to have a Washington State Contractors License in order to submit a bid. All specialty subcontractors (plumbers, electricians, and heating or air conditioning craftsmen) must also have a Washington State Contractors License. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District. The Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District is an




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Bids from women and minority owned businesses are invited. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and make award to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder for the base bid item within the funding resources at the time of bid award. Bid award is anticipated to be within 90 days of bid opening. Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District /s/ Sheila Pearman Sheila Pearman, District Manager Dated 6/11/13 Published in The Newport Miner on June 19 and June 26, 2013. (20-2)

_________________ 2013207 COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on July 17, 2013 received a complete Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, RGP 7, SEPA Environmental Checklist, and associated documents from George and Macil Mondich, and did on July 17, 2013 issue a Determination of Completeness for a shoreline stabilization project on the Pend Oreille River. (FILE NO. SSDP13-007), Location: 226 N. Main, Metaline, WA 99152. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on May 15, 2013, and the county expects to issue a Mitigated 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 July 5, 2013. The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission will be hearing this Substantial Shoreline Development Permit Application on July 09, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Cusick Community Center, 111 S. First Ave., Cusick, WA Required Permits: Substantial Shoreline Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Federal Authorization Dated: July 17, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner July 19 and 26, 2013. (20-2)

_________________ 2013195 LEGAL NOTICE LEADERS MEETING The Boards of Commissioners of the Port of Pend Oreille, Public Utility District No. 1 and Pend Oreille County will meet on Tuesday, July 9th at the Camas Wellness Center at Usk. The meeting will begin at noon. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager /s/ Karen Willner Clerk of the Board /s/ Liz Braun Clerk of the Board Publish in The Newport Miner June 26 and July 3, 2013. (21-2)

_________________ 2013201 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Pend Oreille Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in their Meeting Room, 625 W. 4th, Newport, at 10:00am, July 16, 2013 on the matter of a road name change regarding renaming of a portion of Amber Lane to Moonbeam Court. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, contact the Clerk of the Board at 509-447-4119, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Published in The Newport June 26 and July 3, 2013. (21-2)

_________________ 2013205 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. Loan No: 0001926006 APN: 443028-51-9002 TS No: 2013-1139 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on 7/26/2013, at 10:00 AM The main stairs of the Old City Courthouse, 625 W. Fourth Street in the City of Newport, Washington 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, to-wit: LOT 2 BARNETT DIVISION; EXCEPT THE NORTH 330 FEET THEREOF, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEROF, RECORDED IN BOOK 1 OF SHORT PLATS, PAGE 50, RECORDS OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 392 PHAY ROAD ELK, WASHINGTON 99009 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 8/24/2000, recorded 9/6/2000, under Auditor’s File No. 2000-0255067, in Book XX, Page XX records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from WILLIAM A. BARNETT, A MARRIED MAN, as Grantor(s), to PEND ORIELLE TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of “MERS” IS MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MERS IS A SEPARATE CORPORATION THAT IS ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR LENDER AND LENDER’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. MERS IS THE BENEFICIARY UNDER THIS SECURITY INSTRUMENT. LENDER IS GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by “MERS” IS MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MERS IS A SEPARATE CORPORATION THAT IS ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR LENDER AND LENDER’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. MERS IS THE BENEFICIARY UNDER THIS SECURITY INSTRUMENT. LENDER IS GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. to Wells Fargo Bank, N A, as certificate trustee (not in its individual capacity but solely as certificate trustee), in trust for registered Holders of VNT Trust Series 20102 under an Assignment recorded under Auditor’s file # 20100306411 II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage.

III. The defaults) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Unpaid Charges $9,534.18 Legal Fees $3,797.49 Late Charge ($120.90) Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: PAYMENT INFORMATIONFROM 6/1/2009 THRU 6/30/2009 NO.PMT 1 AMOUNT $1,514.22 TOTAL $1,514.22 FROM 7/1/2009 THRU 5/31/2011 NO. PMT 23 AMOUNT $1,211.41 TOTAL $27,862.43 FROM 6/1/2011 THRU 5/31/2012 NO. PMT 12 AMOUNT $1,222.26 T O TA L $14,667.12 FROM 6/1/2012 THRU 7/26/2013 NO. PMT 14 AMOUNT $1,306.27 TOTAL $18,287.78 FROM 6/1/2009 THRU 6/30/2009 NO. LATE CHARGES 1 TOTAL $60.55 FROM 7/1/2009 THRU 5/31/2011 NO. LATE CHARGES 23 TOTAL $ 1,392.65 FROM 6/1/2011 THRU 5/31/2012 NO. LATE CHARGES 12 TOTAL $726.60 FROM 6/1/2012 THRU 7/26/2013 NO. LATE CHARGES 14 TOTAL $847.70 PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 8/24/2000 Note Amount: $123,750.00 Interest Paid To: 5/1/2009 Next Due Date: 6/1/2009 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $115,585.27, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 5/1/2009, 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 7/26/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 7/15/2013, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 7/15/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. 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 7/15/2013(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 Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME ADDRESS WILLIAM A. BARNETT, A MARRIED MAN 392 PHAY ROAD ELK, WASHINGTON 99009 by both first class and certified mail on 3/15/2013, 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 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 and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATED: 4/16/2013 S.B.S. TRUSTEE NETWORK, INC, 31194 LA BAYA DRIVE #106 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362 (818) 991-4600 MITCH WILLET, PRESIDENT A-4380569 06/26/2013, 07/17/2013 Published in The Newport Miner June 26 and July 17, 2013. (21, 24)

_________________ 2013208 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON




 (RCW 11.40.030)

 Estate of




 The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW I 1.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets.

 Date of First Publication of this Notice: June 26, 2013.
/s/ George R. Guinn

 George R. Guinn, Personal Representative

 Richards Law Office, PLLC
 605 East Holland Avenue, Suite 113 Spokane, Washington 99218-1246 Published in The Newport Miner June 26, July 3, 10 and 17, 2013. (21-4)

_________________ 2013211 NOTICE The regular meeting of the Sacheen Lake Sewer & Water District Board for July will be moved to July 10, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Sacheen Lake Fire Station. Sheila Pearman District Manager Published in The Newport Miner June 26, 2013. (21)

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