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Jury awards $120,000 for easements

Public Utility District offered $45,000 BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A jury didn’t award as much as the landowner wanted for an easement but more than doubled the PUD offer at the end of a Pend Oreille County Superior Court civil trial that concluded Friday, June 28. The 10-2 verdict awarded the Rodenbough Family Trust

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DAVIS LAKE – The body of a 48-year-old Cusick man was found alongside the road Sunday, July 1, by Davis Lake, ending a two day search. Ray Hester apparently fell to his death, falling 40 Hester feet from a rock outcropping and landing on the ground alongside the road, ac-

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$102,704 for an easement along a 194-acre parcel and $10,000 for an easement over another three and a half acre sized property. By statute, they are also entitled to 12 percent interest dating back to 2009. There will be another hearing to decide whether they should also get attorneys fees. Attorney fees could significantly increase what the PUD will have to pay. The land is located near the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway SEE PUD, 2A

Missing Cusick man falls to death BY DON GRONNING

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cording to Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzhiem. “There are no indications of foul play,” Botzhiem said. Hester’s body was spotted from the air by searchers in the Spokane County Sheriff Department’s helicopter. Hester was last seen by a family member about 1 a.m. Friday, June 29. His vehicle was found abandoned near Davis Lake on Highway 211 the next day. According to comments on

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Crews cleared debris from the culvert that runs under North Shore Road at Diamond Lake Tuesday.

Diamond Lake culvert cleared Watch and wait begins BY FRED WILLENBROCK OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County road crews responded to a citizen report Monday to the county commissioners of a partial blockage in the culvert under North Shore Road at Diamond Lake. The crews cleared the debris from the culvert Tuesday. The lake has stayed at unusually high levels for the second year in a row causing damage to property, and the county to keep a no wake order on.

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Pend Oreille County crew member P.J. Hillestad takes a look inside the culvert, which lets Moon Creek flow from Diamond Lake.

Live music, fresh food, gardening highlight Lavender Festival BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A Saturday night Wine/Microbrew Garden Gala and new musicians highlight the 2012 Pend Oreille Valley

Lavender Festival in Newport’s city park. The festival opens Saturday, July 7, with vendors open during the day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an evening Wine and Microbrew Garden Gala set for

6-9 p.m. The festival continues through Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Various exhibits and demonstrations will be held throughSEE LAVENDER, 2A

Funding continues for rural counties Bill could bring more money to schools BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER COURTESY PHOTO|ALVIN SLOCOMBE

An evening swim This moose swam around Diamond Lake the evening of Monday, June 25. A local moose expert said it was most likely a pregnant cow. Moose are known to swim around to relieve the discomfort when the due date is nearing.

|| Meet the candidates at Diamond Lake DIAMOND LAKE – The Diamond Lake Improvement Association is sponsoring a Pend Oreille County Commissioner, District 1, meeting the candidates night Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Diamond Lake Fire Station. Submit questions or areas of discussion to gguinn@ conceptcable.com for the candidates prior to July 7. A short period of time will be reserved for audience questions not already covered. Candidates include incumbent Diane Wear, Karen Skoog, Douglas Quandt, Anthony Newcomb and write in candidate Donna Lands.

KALTRAN adds trip to casino NEWPORT – KALTRAN, the Kalispel Tribe’s bus line,

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pend Oreille and Bonner counties are safe for one more year from the cancelation of large federal grant programs that support public schools and roads. The

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will add a Newport to Airway Heights run Fridays and Saturdays, starting July 6. KALTRAN conducted a month long test to see if there is enough demand for the bus, which arrives and departs from the Eagles parking lot in Newport and ends up at the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights. The test showed support for the run, with as many as 30 people at a time riding the bus. There will be three round trip runs, with busses leaving Newport at 11:05 a.m., 4:05 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. The last bus leaves the casino at 11:45 p.m. The bus costs $2.50 to ride.

No wake zone lifted from river NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County has lifted the no wake zone on the Pend Oreille River. When the river

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act passed the Senate 74-19 last week and was headed to President Obama’s desk for signature. The bill also extends the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act and the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program through fiscal year 2013. Sen. Maria Cantell, D-Wash.,

is co-sponsor of the bipartisan County Payments Reauthorization Act of 2011, which would extend SRS for five years as well as fully fund PILT for five additional year. Washington state would receive as much as $103 million over the next five years. As it stands now, PILT and SRS are extended for one more year, funded at 2011 levels. SEE RURAL, 2A

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rose above 2,041 feet, the county put the no wake zone on, meaning boats couldn’t travel faster than 5 mph in order to not leave a wake. When it fell below 2,040 Friday, June 29, the no wake zone was removed. No wake zones remain on Diamond Lake and Bead Lake. Violating the no wake rule can result in a $66 ticket.

Emphasis patrol focuses on intoxicated drivers

safe. The emphasis patrols will started Friday, June 29, and continue through Saturday July 14. The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone, whether you are driving a vehicle on the roadways or a boat on any of our local waters, don’t drink and drive or boat and drive. If you are going to consume alcoholic beverages, designate a sober driver so everyone can enjoy a safe summer season.

SANDPOINT – The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with the Idaho Transportation Department along with state and local law enforcement to reduce the number of drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs this summer season. There will be increased patrols on the Bonner County highways and back roads aimed at keeping the public

OLDTOWN – The Oldtown city council will have a special meeting to discuss personnel policy. The meeting will be held jointly with the West Bonner Water and Sewer District. It will take place before the regularly scheduled water and sewer board meeting, Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Oldtown to discuss personnel policy

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the Spokesman Review website, Hester enjoyed playing volleyball at the Maxwell House Tavern in Spokane. “I am one of the many that enjoyed having Ray around at the Maxwell House downtown,”

one poster wrote. “He loved to get out there and mix it up and we all loved having him there. “I don’t believe that there would be one person with a bad thing to say about him, even before the accident. How many of us can say that? He was a

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211 in southern Pend Oreille County. The Pend Oreille Public Utility District installed power lines over the property in 2009. The Rodenboughs agreed that the PUD had authority to condemn the land for a public use, said their attorney, Hugh Evans. The dispute was over the amount of compensation the Rodenboughs should receive for the diminished value of their property after the power lines were installed. There was one mediation to try to solve the payment issue, but it MINER PHOTO|DON GRONNING was unsuccessful. Last Friday, June 29, the jury and court personnel toured the site where the PUD The PUD initiated the lawsuit. installed power lines. The amount to pay for the easement was the subject of a The PUD’s previous offers, includ- Superior Court trial last week. ing a final offer about a month before the trial, had been rejected, initial decision to turn down the He said one of the Rodenboughs’ according to a press release from proposed $15,000 offer made by experts used old comparables to the PUD. A jury trial was necesthe PUD.” arrive at a value. sary in order to determine a “just” PUD attorney Jerry Boyd Evans countered by arguing compensation for the easements, declined comment following the that the PUD experts were the proaccording to the press release. verdict. PUD General Manager Jay fessional witnesses. He said that The transmission line was conPickett thanked the jurors. the transmission line definitely structed over two years ago, with “We appreciate the efforts of decreased the value of the land. the Rodenbough’s permission. the jury, which was comprised of A transmission line was built in The four day trial included a members of the community and the fall of 2010 in the south part of jury field trip to the site just before PUD customers,” Pickett said. Pend Oreille County to accommoclosing arguments Friday. The site Both sides had experts testify to date future growth. That required visit was requested by the PUD, the value of the easement. easements from 34 property ownaccording to the Rodenboughs’ The Rodenboughs’ experts ers. The PUD settled with all but attorney, Hugh Evans. said the difference between the the Rodenboughs, spending beEvans expressed satisfaction value of the land without the tween $600 and $73,000 for each with the verdict. easement and the value of the land easement. Altogether, the PUD “It’s a little less than we hoped with the easement was between spent about $473,000 on right of but was more than the pretrial $200,000 and $247,000. The way purchases. The district also offers,” Evans said. Rodenboughs themselves said the had to pay landowners for the tim“I’m glad it’s over,” Ellen Rodeneasements were worth $300,000 ber that was cut to make way for bough said. She and her son, to $400,000. the line. Timber purchases added Steve, both attended most of the In closing arguments, Evans up to $53,000. The construction five day trial. said that the PUD experts had cost about $1.54 million. Steve Rodenbough said the PUD undervalued the easements. Eventually, the Bare Mountain initially offered $15,000 for the The PUD’s experts valued the Substation will be constructed on easement. easements at $45,000, Boyd said Highway 211 just north of its junc“The Rodenbough family is very in closing arguments. tion with Highway 2. happy with the award made by the jury today,” he wrote in an email following the trial. “The award vindicated our

genuinely nice person with a tender heart. I wish I had more time to get to know him and know that he will be missed by all of us.” Sherman Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is handling arrangements.

LAVENDER | Microbrews, wine offered FROM PAGE 1

out the weekend. Spinning and weaving fibers with Riet Westphal and friends is both Saturday and Sunday. Model airplanes with Tony Worman and friends is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lei making with Joyce Jacobson is Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m. Learn to make a tule basketball Sunday with Wendy Ostlie. Energy readings with Robin Clemens are from noon to 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Learn lavender horticulture and wand weaving both days as well as seeing a model train display. Learn to plan sun and shade pots to attract birds and butterflies with Kief Fitzpatrick the Plantman, from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Learn about all things lavender with Bob Swanson of the Camden Creek Lavender Farms from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Karen Tillinghast will explain edible and medicinal plants from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, and learn all about herb gardening with Vicki Cahill from 1-2 p.m. From 2-3, learn about vegetable gardening. Sunday morning continues with deer resistant gardening

and native plan landscaping with Elsie Kiehn from 10-11 a.m. All things lavender continues from 11 a.m. to noon, and herb gardening is again from 1-2 p.m. The children’s area features mask making, spin art, paper airplanes and bean bag toss on Saturday, and painting and planning clay flowerpots, making snowflakes, fishing, card games, and a drawing and sketching contest Sunday. Saturday night gala music is sponsored by Frontier Communications, a new festival sponsor. The live, on-stage music will be provided by violinist Pamela Benton,+ who offers a wide variety of styles with her electronic fiddle. Frontier will also donate raffle items of a wine basket and a coffee basket to benefit the festival. A third raffle basket on the theme of “Man Cave” and barbecuing will be available. Hearty appetizers will be offered by Black Tie Catering. Manager Bill Miller is including sliced New York strip steak on crostini, bruschetta, chicken sate, Spanish puff pastry, and other “small plate” items through the dinner hour. Microbrew beer from Golden Hills Brewery and wine from Knipprath will be available in the

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is necessary for other endangered species in the recovery area, including grizzly bear, lynx and whitebark pine, “all of which require some level of fire for habitat establishment and maintenance.” Farnsworth calls the descriptions and mapping of the proposed habitat “large, vague and potentially confusing.” While snowmobiling has been the most discussed recreational activity that could be affected by the designation, the plan also calls for “little to no disturbance” from other forms of recreation. Farnsworth wants more clarification on what that exactly means, and how summer recreation will be affected. “Although the proposal mentions camping and hiking in passing as potentially affecting caribou, it does not recognize that many of the areas that may ultimately be designated as critical habitat are also popular destinations for summer recreational activities including day hiking, backpacking and camping,” Farnsworth wrote. The Bonner County commissioners have been working with USFWS to come to a compromise on how much land is designated critical habitat and how that will affect the economy at Priest Lake. After a public hearing held June 16, Bonner County commissioner Mike Nielsen discussed a plan to work together. “After receiving a generally positive response to the concept from both federal agencies, (the U.S. Forest Service and USFWS) I reduced the concept to a draft written proposal,” Nielsen said in an email. The proposal is to establish a government-to-government workgroup composed of staff including Fish and Wildlife and the Forest Service.

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wine garden both Saturday and Sunday. New festival musicians include Benton, Jackie Fox and the Hounds, Swing Street Big Band, and Yesterday’s Children Concert Productions. Saturday’s morning music opens at 10 a.m. with jazz from Spokane’s Six Foot Swing musicians, followed by “vintage vocalist” Jace Fogelman with Yesterday’s Children at 12:30 p.m. The classical quartet Tedesca leads off the afternoon at 1 p.m. Jazz and blues lounge music with vocalist Bonnie Thompson of BonTaj Trio finishes the day, beginning at 3 p.m. Jackie Fox and the Hounds offer country/folk/bluegrass from l0 a.m. to noon Sunday. The 17-piece Swing Street Big Band of Sandpoint, under the direction of Tom Walton, is scheduled from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday and closes out the daytime part of the festival. Reservations are requested for the Saturday night gala. Tickets are $25 and include music, food, and a glass of beer or wine. Additional spirits are available for purchase. Reservations can be made through lavenderfestival@live.com or Billie Martin at elkites@q.com.

RURAL | PILT compensates for nontaxable federal land

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Pend Oreille County is a top recipient of these programs, and will receive about $1.14 million in SRS funding, and $758,000 in PILT funding, Cantwell’s press secretary Janeen Heath told The Miner. Bonner County will receive payment of $477,771 in PILT funding and $1.07 million in Secure Rural Schools funding. In Washington, however, state funding for education is decreased dollar-for-dollar by how much a school district receives in federal funding so it hasn’t been significant for rural school districts. But Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has added a provision in the House renewal bill that would ensure the portion of funding for schools is sent directly to the school districts. The SRS program expired Sept. 30. The program funding helps compensate for revenue lost from declining U.S. Forest Service timber harvests on federal lands near forest communities. PILT compensates counties

CULVERT | Canary grass, beaver dams to be treated FROM PAGE 1

Road District 1 Supervisor Mark Long, P.J. Hillestad and Steve Craig dragged the culvert Tuesday. Jeff Lawlor from the Washington Department of Fish and Game was on hand to watch along with county engineer George Luft and county commissioner Diane Wear. They reported that water was flowing through the culvert. It was too early to tell if it would impact the lake level. A report from

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for federal land that cannot be a source of property taxes. The fiscal year 2012 payments are the last PILT payments to go out unless the program is reauthorized. With these funds, rural counties invest in construction projects, roads, education and forest conservation to make up for their inability to collect taxes on large swaths of public lands. “The programs provide crucial investments for roads and schools in Washington’s forest communities,” Cantwell said. “As rural counties continue to face financial hardships, this support helps maintain essential services, keep roads in working condition and keep teachers on the job. Moving forward, I will continue to advance our bipartisan legislation to provide longer-term certainty for Washington timber counties.” Along with various transportation projects such as the ferry system in Washington, the act prevents subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling July 1.

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Sewell and Associates recently indicates that the weeds in the Moon Creek channel below the culvert and two beaver dams are causing the high water. The Diamond Lake Improvement Association is working on Reed Canary Grass treatment and beaver tube placement. The association also plans to use a licensed beaver trapper in the area. They haven’t determined when this will occur.

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This week last year was warm and dry. Highs stayed mostly in the 80s and the area received only .01 inches of rain. Lows were in the 40s and 50s.


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NEWPORT – The Tuesday, July 3, meeting of the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at Club Rio in Oldtown.

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SACHEEN LAKE – The virtually non-existent La Nina conditions of this past winter are certainly making up for lost ground this spring with yet another near record month of rainfall. The strong thunderstorms of this past weekend dropped another 1.38” of precipitation in the local rain buckets bringing the monthly total to a whopping 5.32” here in the Sacheen Lake area for June. While this is not even close to the 9.28 inches we received back in March, it is certainly a respectable amount of rain non-the-less, especially considering that we are now entering what is typically the driest time of the year. Even though La Nina is gone the weather patterns associated with her remain very active. This is not all that uncommon

Speed limit drops on Sullivan Lake Road IONE – The speed limit on Sullivan Lake Road is dropping during construction on the Ione Bridge. The Pend Oreille County commissioners ordered the speed limit drop from 25 mph to 20 mph during construction. The change is in effect from mile marker .2 to mile marker .44.

Stolen property charges dropped

Evergreen Art group meets at Riverbank NEWPORT – The Evergreen Art Association, which is open to all artists in the area, has its July meeting Monday, July 9, at the Riverbank Restaurant in Oldtown. All artists in the area are invited to attend the regular meeting at 10 a.m. The program will be presented by Gretchen Hellar of Sandpoint, an abstract watercolor painter. Prospective members and guests are always welcome. The featured artist for July is Randy Haa of Newport. Showing their work in the July rotation at the Black Rose Salon and Golden China Restaurant in Newport, and Hardwood Grill in Priest River are Channin Manis, Gladys Duley, Randy Haa, Jan Gleason and Gail Cory-Betz. The Evergreen Art Association’s mission is to support and promote all artists in the area and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors in local schools. For more information, call president Loyce Akers at 208-437-0274.

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POPA auditions for ‘Death of a Salesman’ NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Players Association is holding auditions for “Death of a Salesman,” Monday and Tuesday, July 16-17, at 6 p.m. at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. The production is written by Arthur Miller and produced by Paul Wham. Millie Brumbaugh is directing. The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American the-

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… In fact, global weather patterns associated with La Nina have been known to last up to 60 days past its demise which is exactly what we have Lutz been experiencing this season here in the Pacific Northwest. June can certainly be a wet month as this is the transition period between spring and summer, but this June has been unusually wet with precipitation totals so far almost three times the norm. The good news in all of this is that we certainly won’t see any water shortages this summer. On the flip side, water levels on area lakes and rivers have, and will continue to remain dangerously high in the coming days. In addition, all this moisture has led to a bumper crop of thick

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A second floor is going up on the announcer and film booth at Don Ellersick field. The Newport School District maintenance staff has been working on the project for several weeks. Mick Ratcliff, left, and Don Winterfield have volunteered to help with the finishing work. The second floor will eliminate the need to have people on the roof filming as they have in the past. The second floor gives a better view of the field and the open window will improve the live game broadcasts. A staircase was built inside the first floor. The PUD Community Connectivity department and Pend Oreille Valley Foundation contributed to the project. Sewell and Associates donated engineering services.

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NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County prosecutors dismissed charges of possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property against Remington Lumpkin, 31, of Newport. Lumpkin had been free on $25,000 bond. Prosecutors said a key witness moved away. “I don’t know where she is,” deputy prosecutor Tony Koures said in Pend Oreille County Superior Court Thursday, June 28. They dismissed the charges but reserved the option to bring them back after further investigation. Charges of residential burglary, first-degree theft and second-degree trafficking in stolen property were dismissed against Zane Lumpkin earlier.

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t was almost 30 years ago that I wrote one of my first columns as a young reporter for a western Washington newspaper. This piece was also written at the last minute with the editor waiting to get the newspaper negatives to the press. I was equally tired of the many stories I had to write about the poor economy, man’s inhumanity to man and life’s continuous stream of tragedies. More specifically at that time I was covering local government meetings. They were short on cash and had to lay people off. I wrote how they made the cuts. One of the mayors – a huge guy that owned the sporting goods store – had me come in and sit on a stool reserved for equally huge friends of his. He calmly said when I sat down: “They haven’t shot you yet?” I guess he wasn’t too happy about my budget stories. I was also in the middle of covering the state prison complex in Monroe. I went in to talk to inmates on a regular basis. It was an ocean of tragedy, violence and government bureaucracy. Depressing wasn’t enough of a word to describe the scene. But I also found a few folks abusing the abusers. They were feeding cheap tainted meat to the inmates and selling the good stuff on the side. I also went in on Thanksgiving with a wife and kids to cover one of the first conjugal visits in a state prison. Happy tension in a trailer was the story line. Today, there are different stories with different people. Many of the tragedies and problems with government are similar. We continue to record them for our readers. One thing that is similar between this column and the one I wrote 28 years ago for another newspaper is that it also ends with hope. That column was about the birth of my first son the night before and all the inspiration and hope it filled me with then. I saw a bright future ahead for him and my community. I was proud to be his father. All the rest of the stories seemed insignificant after that. I feel the same today after holding my first grandson Sunday night. Everything is going to be all right. --Fred J. Willenbrock Publisher

Both candidates guilty of gross fundraising “Isn’t it disgusting that Mr. Romney is having these secret fundraisers (he is not telling where) in Washington during these hard times,” writes Harold Fish of Eatonville. “I wonder how people here who lost their jobs and/or their homes felt reading in their newspaper that Mr. Romney had the gall to make a drop-in visit here to collect GUEST the financial OPINION homage of the rich and leave ADELE FERGUSON town with CORRESPONDENT the whole schmeer. “Sound familiar? Try Oct. 5, 2011. Pathetic and desperate it was. I really wondered whether senility (I’m fighting it too) had finally robbed you of all common sense. “Then there was ‘Spreading the blame for the gas prices.’ The typically arrogant, hypocritical, ignorant rant of those who care not one whit for the environment. “What has our massive use of energy produced? The U.S. consumes twice as much energy per capita as the richest countries of the European Union. The overall efficiency of America’s cars, vans, SUVs, did not change between 1986 and 2000, compared to a doubling of efficiency between 1975 and 1985. If that trend had continued: 50 miles per gallon. We throw away 40 percent of our food supply yet are the most glaringly fattest nation on earth.

In 2008, oil was $147 a barrel and Bush told his Wahabi bedmates to pump more. They did but said there is plenty and it is Wall Street speculators driving prices up. “What I really wanted to do in this missive was to thank you for clarifying my choice on the next governor. You tell me that Jay Inslee voted against the CheneyBush-Halliburton-Bechtel-KelloggBrown and Root war that cost 4,000 lives. Let’s not count the 40,000 who’ll never walk and talk and feed themselves. Jay Inslee has my vote on that alone. “The Lakota people call the white man wasichu which means fat-taker or greedy man who lives in complete opposition to natural order. He’s also called washi-mani or steal all. Wasichu has wrecked the world economy, polluted the planet and continues to poison with all manner of toxins and live in privilege and immunity.” I don’t recall that the President ever hung around or stopped to chin with the jobless and homeless on his visits to our state. That’s to be expected, of course. They don’t have any money to give him. He prefers to associate with the rich and powerful. He spent part of a day here not long ago on his way to a $40,000 a plate dinner at George Clooney’s Hollywood home and while here picked up $560,000 via a $35,800 per couple dinner at a private home and a $1,000 per ticket rally at the Paramount Theatre. Washingtonians ponied up $4.9 million for him in the last 13 months, considerably more than Romney’s $1.5 million Washington take over the same period. SEE FERGUSON, 5A

|| A tongue in cheek chat at the White House To the editor: When asked how the government’s doing, the Obama’s tour guide said, “Quite well actually. We’ve already had 165 fundraisers and we’re pulling in the loot!” No! I said, I meant our country’s government back in Washington D.C. “Oh,” he said. It must be doing quite well, we’ve been to Hollywood and no complaints there. We’ve been to a large number of union halls and have heard no complaints. Heck, we’ve even been to several private homes where we had to haul away the booty, excuse me, the donations in the garbage bags! And not one fat cat, erase that, I meant millionaire complained.” I asked what about the unemployment, Social Security, the wars going on, the housing debacle, the fast and furious scandal, etc., he just smiled and said, “when we get enough money, who cares?” Scratch that! I mean when we get reelected this country will see the sequel to “Change I,” anyway, old Joe B. is back there with his hand on the tiller, he knows Hillary has her fat, ah, foot in the VP chair next time anyway!” I said, well I sure hope you guys know what you’re doing, and he said, “Heck yes, Mr. Average Guy. We’re getting ours while the getting’s good.” -Larry Connelly Cusick

Life at the lake has changed To the editor: My wife and I have been at Diamond Lake since the 1950s. We have seen high water, low water, but never have we seen

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what has happened to water levels the last two years. Beaver dams have always been in Moon Creek. Historically these dams have been removed when high water flooding became a problem. Water flows through Moon Creek, to Sacheen Lake, eventually to the West Branch of the Little Spokane River. This spring, high water is not being allowed to flow out of Diamond Lake. Water flow is being inhibited in Moon Creek. The new beaver dams have raised water levels and caused a new high water mark for Diamond Lake. Sure hope the Pend Oreille County assessor pays a visit to Diamond Lake. Beaches have either washed away or are under abnormally high floodwaters and are currently unusable. Using Diamond Lake for boating, forget it. The water levels are rising, get used to a no wake on this lake for a long time. According to Cheryl Balentine’s letter, she also needs a visit from the assessor. She and her neighbors along Moon Creek can now have their property values inflated and higher taxes associated with their new found water property. The county commissioners need to do their job they were elected to perform. They do have authority to address the abnormal high water conditions at Diamond Lake. They have chosen to give lip service and do nothing. I applaud the work done by those associated with the Diamond Lake Improvement Association. It is time for all residents at Diamond Lake to support this group, especially financially as it appears to me legal pressure may be needed to alleviate once and for all the Moon Creek issue and the beaver dams that are blocking the

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To the editor: This is in reference to the story about the Inn at the Lake on Diamond (June 27 issue of The Miner). Diamond Lake inn supports the following other businesses in the area by bringing in tourist income: Pend Oreille PUD,

Any realtor will tell you people looking to buy a home want good schools and safe neighborhoods. They also look for decent roads for when they head to the mountains or the beach during holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day or July GUEST 4. They want OPINION to know that if they are in DON C. an accident, BRUNELL someone ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON will respond BUSINESS PRESIDENT quickly to help them. While Washington needs more money to build new highways and repair existing roads, streets and interstates, one area in which our state excels is emergency response. In our state, if a vehicle is stalled in the middle of the road, there is a good chance that within minutes, a state trooper or incident response truck will be there to clear the roadway and protect drivers and passengers. If there is a collision on an interstate in Washington, you’ll see a sea of flashing red and blue lights from the State Patrol, aid cars and other emergency vehicles. That’s not the case in other states. For example, if you have a fender bender in neighboring Oregon, lots of luck. This actually happened recently. A family member was on her way to work on Interstate 5 in Portland. Just beyond where I-405 merges with I-5, a pickup truck hit her car from behind. Our family member and the pickup driver managed to move both vehicles to the shoulder of the interstate. I got to the accident a half hour later and a Portland police officer pulled up just behind me. Fortunately, neither driver appeared to be seriously injured. The police officer examined both cars, asked if our car was drivable (it wasn’t), checked for leaking fluids, asked if I had called a tow truck, lit a flare and left the scene. No police report, no accident report, nothing. After more than two hours, another Portland police officer stopped, asked what had happened and if a tow truck had been called. When I said yes, he asked for an estimated time. I told him the dispatcher told me 45 minutes. He immediately called the towing service the police department uses and within 15 minutes our cars were off the interstate shoulder, and we were on the way to the emergency room to get checked out. The point is, citizens need and deserve a well-staffed professional state patrol and emergency response system. Oregon’s state police force is about half the size of Wash-

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natural flow of Moon Creek. -Dan Holman Diamond Lake

Metzger getting a taste of his own medicine To the editor: I was so sorry to hear that Tom Metzger is having a problem with his neighbor (June 27 issue of The Miner). I would like to remind him of the problem we had a few years back when we were assured by Mr. Metzger and Mr. Jim Marthaller, formerly of the planning department, that no they would never allow a resident lot to be divided into three parcels in Pend Oreille County, nor would anyone be allowed to set three RVs on said lot five feet from our living room window. That we were worrying about nothing. It will not happen. Well we all know it did happen. I would like to remind Mr. Metzger of the advice he gave us at that time and I quote him, “Pend Oreille County is not for everyone you might be happier some place else?” It is so nice that his office has the means to hire some one to help him with the problem that he is having. I mean a party at the lake, that’s terrible. -Carole Johnson Usk

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President Obama’s action was a purely political move designed to win votes in the presidential election. He should not have done it.

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It’s hugely inconvenient. Stores should provide bags as a customer service. I reuse my plastic bags anyway. Banning them is unnecessary. It’s about time. We need to cut down on waste, and reusable bags are the way to go. Reusable bags are a good idea, but I never remember to bring mine.

21% 7% Something must be done. Breaking up families through deportation in inhumane. President Obama did a good thing by allowing some young people to avoid deportation.

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Newport Rodeo Parade results announced NEWPORT – The winners of this year’s Newport Rodeo Parade were announced. The parade had about 65 entries, Newport Mayor Shirley Sands said, down somewhat from previous years. She attributed it to the rainy weather. Jess Albertson won the custom vehicle category with a 1978 Chevy El Camino. County commissioner candidate Doug Quandt won the classic division with a 1967/68 Chevy Camaro. Duane and Susan Akre won the antique vehicle category with a 1933 Chevy Truck. The Quail Run Ranch won the senior cowboy/ cowgirl division. They also won the horse drawn device category. The Clayton Pee Wee Rodeo Royalty won the rodeo royalty division. The El Katif Director’s staff took the top charitable organization award. The Disabled American

Veterans were also recognized for their DAV van. The Democrats of Pend Oreille County took the community representation division. Indulgence was the top business entry. The Newport McDonalds was also a winner and Ben Franklin won the best mounted business. Cub Scout Pack 696 was a winner, as were the Girl Scouts. The Newport High School football team was a winner. The Pend Oreille County PUD was named the best with heavy equipment. Newport Equipment won the best heavy equipment, logging division. The U.S. Forest Service won the emergency service category of heavy equipment. The Pend Oreille Valley Relay for Life was recognized and the Newport First Baptist Church won the youth group category for their vacation Bible school float.

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While you are dissing the people for being fat and wasteful and greedy, Mr. Fish, I notice that you don’t mention the trips the president is making at our expense in Air Force One during his campaign plus the cost of all the cops required for escort and security. Fundraisers are linked with a visit to a factory or a school or anything to make it look as if that was the main purpose of the trip, rather than vice versa. As for Jay Inslee, you are welcome to him, Mr. Fish. I hope you enjoy your electric car once you

and the President make gasoline and coal off limits. Better start saving for it now because they say the batteries will cost $40,000. And maybe you missed the Seattle Times story detailing how biotech giant Amgen was the top donor to Inslee’s reelection campaign in 2010, after he slipped a provision in the Obamacare law that shielded such industries from competition by cheaper genetics for 12 years, something critics said was a costly mistake worth billions to Amgen et al. (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P.O. Box 69, Hansville, WA 98340.)

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ington’s, even though Oregon is a larger state. There is a noticeable difference in state trooper presence between the two states. In Washington, the State Patrol actively enforces speed limits, aggressive driving, construction zone safety, seat belt usage, and cellphone and texting violations. In our state, reckless or intoxicated drivers are caught and punished. That’s because over the years, Washington governors and legislators have made highway safety a priority and kept our State Patrol strong. Since its modest beginnings with six motorcycle officers in 1921, the Washington State Patrol has become one of the premier law enforcement organizations in the nation with 1,600 investigators, support personnel, crime lab technicians and patrol officers. Each day, some 600 officers patrol our highways to help keep our roads and citizens safe. In contrast, budget cuts in Oregon have hurt that state’s police presence. While traffic accidents will happen, it is comforting to know that in Washington, the response is swift and public safety is the highest priority. Having made that point, the

best of all worlds is not to have an accident in the first place. Hopefully, this July 4, people will slow down, drive safely and stow their cellphones until they get to their destinations.

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South Shore Store and Restaurant, Eagles Nest Gas and Store (old Everhearts), Safeways, print shop in Newport, insurance company, The Miner Newspaper, cafe’s in Newport, McDonalds, second hand stores, etc. The list is endless when you look at all the money that exchange in this one business. Wow! Kudos neighbor, you paid your dues and what a grand inn you have! It’s so beautiful – impressive! From neighbor to neighbor imagine chasing away so much economically needed income in times like these. So why do we even want to bite the hand that feeds so many and hurt a business that paid its dues? So Mr. Metzger is the neighbor who gets to use taxpayer money from the prosecutor’s professional services budget for an issue he has with his neighbor! That is where I want my taxes to go. Mr. Metzger is retiring. With all due respect maybe Mr. Meztger ought to turn his place into such a moneymaker for his retirement. Sounds like a better plan than “not in my backyard, aye.” Here’s the real irony. Planning allowed a “use to change from its original use and intent in the middle of a development into a Mini RV Park development right around mainly single family dwellings at Sacheen Lake across from the boat launch. Do you think this changed the character of that neighborhood? Golly maybe we should support that new local business now that it’s here with the blessing from our county and state officials. That’s right, that’s not in Mr. Metzger’s backyard; it’s in Diane Wear’s, Anthony Newcomb’s, mine and others in the Sacheen Lake area aye. -Donna Lands Newport

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use permit in June 2010, to allow me to legally rent my small summer cabin. The Cagianuts exerted significant effort, along with others, to block my application. In an e-mail dated July 11, 2010, they stated “There is an urgent need to let our County Commissioners know that we need to stop approval of all conditional use applications for vacation home rentals until guidelines, rules and regulations can be established.” The rules are in place, and now that there is an attempt to enforce them, the Cagianuts appear to be unwilling to follow the very rules they sought so hard to be enacted. I support the county’s efforts to bring the Inn at the Lake into compliance with the regulations. I believe that there should be one set of rules, applied equally, to all. P.S. I did get my permit, but it was approved in mid September 2010, preventing me from any chance of renting it that summer. -Janet Rose Rea Seattle

Financial corruption forces more bankruptcies To the editor: The city of Stockton filed a record breaking municipal bankruptcy. Sucked dry of operating capital by pension benefits exceeding declining revenue investments. Pension fund financiers keep their millions of dollars in derivatives commissions at the low capital gain tax rate of 15 percent, and a return of their speculative investment capital, according to bankruptcy law. Extremes of poverty, wealth, income and tax disparities create declining social and economic health. Double-dealing financial speculation bankrupted Jefferson County ($4 billion record

bankruptcy, leveraged on an original $300 million project). JP Morgan’s, Mr. Anti-Regulation, Hands-on, Jamie Dimon, gained majority shareholder approval for continuing as CEO with $23 million in performance pay when that little March, tempest in a teapot, was April’s, $1 billion fluke loss, well maybe $2 billion, then in May, maybe up to $5 billion, now turns out, $10 billion swap and derivative loss. Key Congresspersons work to stall funding of financial regulatory reform implementation and receive financial contributions assuring continued corruption in a mafia-type stranglehold on our public money supply. One percenters get taxpayer bailouts, use our taxpayer deposits, guaranteed, low interest Fed overnight back-ups; and quantitative easing type stimulus (digitally created money, even more public subsidies). Their nonproductive increased economic activity does not increase the general economic pie. These Godfathers receive performance pay in the millions of dollars and are freely buying-up our elections. They pay-off all sides. Total world manufacturing jobs are declining with robotics increasing production rates, as populations increase. We have declining wealth, income and unsustainable economic consumer demand. The less the 99 percent have, the less jobs and economic growth there will be. A least we have Obamacare, health care and insurance profitiers, to distract us from the real social economic rot. -Duane Schofield Cusick

Our energy is not ‘American’ To the editor: Last week I had to look at the picture of the Guest Opinion article to determine if the writer was Adele Ferguson or our congresswoman. It was our

congresswoman, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who had us gathered around the family table to discuss something she calls “American energy.” I suppose it would be energy produced here in America that is subject to the world commodities and speculation free market. The market determines the price we pay for energy, not the flag of the country where it is produced or consumed. Our congresswoman fails to understand that nothing produced in the free market is American. That includes the foreign stockholders and investors that demand a return on anything a U.S. company or corporation produces. I wonder if the congresswoman thinks that U.S. citizens are the only investors that buy stocks on Wall Street. The oil that is pumped from American soil is not owned by Americans. The only way we could have American energy would be to nationalize the oil industry and have the federal government own and control the price. Not even the hydropower produced by our dams is American in the sense that electricity is a commodity subject to price speculation. I would like to see the congresswoman attach an American flag to a kilowatt. Even our coal is going to China and will come back to us in the form of plastics and consumer goods. The prices will be higher because the coal comes from America and has the added train and ship transportation costs. The congresswoman is on record opposing the environmental protection for the sake of producing American energy that is not American in any way. We live in a global economy where people in foreign countries simply outbid Americans for the energy that is produced in this country. -Pete Scobby Newport


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WDFW confirms new wolf pack OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has confirmed another wolf pack and a wolf attack on sheep in northeast Washington. Using remote video cameras, biologists documented at least five gray wolf pups last week in southern Stevens County, east of the town of Fruitland and north of the Spokane Indian Reservation. In reference to nearby Huckleberry Mountain, the pack has been named the Huckleberry pack. The new pack is Washington’s seventh confirmed wolf pack, including the recently documented Nc’icn pack on the Colville Confederated Tribes reservation. An additional five packs are also suspected in the state. At about the same time the new wolf pack was documented, WDFW investigated an attack on domestic sheep in northwestern Spokane County, near Nine Mile Falls. Based on evidence at the scene, including wolf tracks and the trauma to the carcass, state

wildlife officials confirmed that the attack was from a wolf. WDFW officials are working with the livestock producer on compensation for the sheep. Washington’s new wolf management plan, adopted last December, includes provisions to compensate ranchers who lose livestock to wolf predation, said Steve Pozzanghera, a regional WDFW director and wolf policy lead. In confirmed wolf depredation cases, livestock owners can be compensated for the full market value of lost animals. “The primary goal of the new management plan is to protect gray wolves as they naturally re-establish themselves in Washington,” Pozzanghera said. “But the plan also provides for compensation when landowners lose livestock to wolf depredation.” Wolves are currently listed by the state as endangered throughout Washington. The species remains federally listed as endangered in the western two-thirds of the state.

Diamond Lake meeting moved due to holiday DIAMOND LAKE – The Diamond Lake Improvement Association board’s monthly meeting is moved to Wednesday, July 11, be-

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Selkirk selects Educator of the Year METALINE FALLS – A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” That is a quote from U.S. author, Henry Adams, great-grandson of John Adams. While a teacher may never know the end result of their influence, there is one place we can point to where it begins. It starts quietly, Fairbairn with a smile and gentle voice, but like a ripple on a pond, it is never ending, always expanding. According to Selkirk School District Superintendent Nancy Lotze that is how you can describe the influence of Patricia “Trish” Fairbairn on Selkirk students for the past 18 years. With the exception of one of those years as a first grade teacher, Fairbairn has spent that time as Selkirk’s sole kindergarten teacher. On June 15, at the end of year elementary school assembly, Lotze announced that Fairbairn was selected as the 2012 Selkirk Educator of the Year. Beginning in 1999, the Selkirk School District Board of Directors began recognizing one staff member each year as Educator of the Year. The board makes the selection based on nominations received from students, parents, community, and other staff but the school board makes the final decision after a lengthy review of the nominations and discussion. The educator selected must have a reputation for professionalism and have the respect of both staff and students. Some award winners are selected for a specific contribution they have made during that year and others are recognized because they constantly go out of their way to help others and consistently look for new ways to positively influence the lives of students. The reason for Fairbairn’s award falls into both categories. Over the past two years, she assumed a new role as Title 1 teacher in addition to her kindergarten assignment. Fairbairn split her time between both the kindergarten classroom and developing

interventions to help students in grades 1-5 become more successful in reading and math. She also organized the three successful Family Night evenings. Sandy Haney, elementary paraeducator, wrote in her nomination for Fairbairn that “the compassion she shows our students is amazing. She always takes the extra time to make sure they (students) are getting the help they need to become more successful in the classroom. Working with Trish in the Title 1 program has been another part of my job that I love.” Pam Hamman, another paraeducator who has worked with her noted that “Trish’s learning never stops. She has embraced changes in her job with enthusiasm. When kindergarten went to a half-day program and she became the Title instructor, she worked with staff and children, learning her job and guiding us through the changes. Her calm, quiet, confident demeanor makes it easy for the children to learn and makes these changes less stressful for us all.” Other staff members including teachers and counselors also submitted nominations for Fairbairn citing that she is continually looking for ways to make a positive impact on students by making connections with staff and students, investing her time and resources, and by what appears to be an inexhaustible supply of flexibility. Also noted was Fairbairn’s desire to improve and grow professionally. Students heartily seconded the nomination. The majority of children in our elementary school have benefited from her guided instruction and gentle approach as they launched their educational career. Her classroom is a place of joy, comfort, and learning. Superintendent Lotze said, “While the end result of a teacher’s positive influence may never be fully realized, the school board intended the award as recognition that a quality beginning to a child’s educational journey, like that provided by Trish Fairbairn, is priceless.”

‘Scrambled McManus,’ artist reception set for July 14 METALINE FALLS – Enjoy an evening of laughter at the Cutter Theatre when Tim Behrens presents “Scrambled McManus,” a comedy by Patrick McManus. The event is set for Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls. Tickets are $15. McManus and Behrens personally selected some of their favorite tales from the four complete McManus Comedies for inclusion in this story stew. Stories include many audience favorites: The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, the Grasshopper Trap, the Camping Trip with 100-year-old Ed, First Date (with Melba Peachbottom), the Mummy Story (or how I learned to love the dark) and just for this show, Our First Cannon. The audience hears directly from 10 McManus characters as they humorously recount how story made them come to life, and why stories mean so much in the first place. The show appeals equally to diehard fans and to newcomers to the wacky wonderful world of Pat McManus and the denizens of his hometown of Blight, Idaho. McManus, one of the most popular humor writers in the country, has penned 23 titles which have sold more than 6 million copies. Five of his short humor collections have made

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IONE – A book of local historical fiction written by a local author is set to air on the KSPS program The Bookshelf. “Jennie’s Tiger: A woman’s pioneering stand in an untamed corner of Washington state” was written by Ione-area resident Eva Gayle Six. The story is based on the reallife memoir of Jennie Wooding, a pioneer woman who carved out

her family home at Tiger in the 1900s and helped make it a community with a school, a store and post office. The Bookshelf airs on 91.1 FM Monday through Thursday from 6:30-7 p.m. There will be eight episodes reading segments of Six’s book, starting Monday, July 9, Monday through Thursday, ending July 19.

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Bull of the Woods nominations now accepted BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the Bull of the Woods for the annual Timber Days celebration. The Bull of the Woods is a person who dedicated his life to working in the timber or logging industry. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, July 10. Submit entries, along with an explanation as to why your candidate should have this honor, along with a photo if available. Submissions can be sent to the chamber office at prchamber@conceptcable. com, call 208-448-2721, or mail them to PO Box 929, Priest River

ID 83856. They can also be dropped off at 910 Highway 2, Suite B, Priest River. Priest River Timber Days is set for the weekend of July 27-29. The event begins with the Hot Neon Nights Car Cruise through downtown Priest River the evening of Friday, July 27. Saturday, July 28 is Timber Days, with a fun run, parade, logging competitions, craft and food vendors, kids’ games, an obstacle course and beer garden. All events are in the city park. The Asphalt Angels Car Show is that day also, in the parking lot of Priest River Junior High. Sunday wraps up the festivities with lawn mower races on Main Street in downtown.

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New superintendent offered permanent position Dr. Perconti from Lewiston School District accepts position

a permanent replacement that the school board trustees are hoping will bring some stability to the district. Dr. Ellen Perconti, who was director of curriculum and assessment for the Lewiston School District, was offered the job and accepted at Wednesday night’s school board meeting, June 20, after a meet and greet during which several teachers and members of the

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public asked questions of her. Perconti said she was looking to move forward in her career. School board vice president Eric Eldenburg said they weren’t sure what kind of candidates they would be getting when advertising for an interim superintendent. Since the board started the search late in the hiring season, the plan was to find someone to fill in for outgoing superintendent Mike Mc-

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This is one of the animals waiting for adoption. All are altered and vaccinated before going to their forever homes.

Animal care agency changes name

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Spay/Neuter Alliance (POSNA) is tweaking its name. The initials will remain the same, but they will now stand for “Pawsitive Outreach Spay/Neuter Alliance.” It will be business as usual, however, as the group continues to provide affordable spay/neuter assistance to low income pet owners, including transportation to and from the clinic. “We have always helped anyone we possibly could, so we don’t want people to think we only work in Pend Oreille County,” POSNA president Cindy Knudsen said. “We’ve had a few people call and say ‘well, you probably won’t help us because we live in Idaho,’ so we have to wonder if we’re missing people who don’t call at all. We’ve helped people and their animals from Priest Lake to Bayview, from Ione to Elk, and

everywhere in between. Community outreach is what we do, so our new name will better reflect our mission.” Although POSNA doesn’t have a shelter at this point, they also do rescue work. “We currently have over a dozen wonderful animals saved from desperate situations, waiting for forever homes,” foster coordinator Tammy Parker said. “If there were just more people able to foster, on a temporary basis, we could help many more. We are always dealing with a number of very difficult situations at any one time, most of which have been going on for years. There is such an enormous backlog of need! We are very pleased to welcome the new members coming onboard, but more are needed.” POSNA members are excited to

be at the Lavender Festival. “It will be a wonderful opportunity to visit with some of the people we’ve worked with in the past, and meet new friends who can help us reach even more animals in need,” vice president Stacy Hawley said. “We’ve assisted in the spaying/neutering of over 250 animals so far this year, and with strong community support, a big impact can be made towards reducing the number of homeless and abandoned animals in our area.” The group, a non-profit organization, is still in need of donations of craft items for the festival, good quality cat and dog food for the animals in their care and pet owners in need, and of course monetary gifts. If you can help in any way, or if you need help with your own animals, call Cindy at 509-671-1427.

Help keep invasive species out of Washington waters OLYMPIA – As state waters warm with the approach of summer, aquatic plants and animals flourish – including aquatic invasive species. Boaters can help protect the waters they enjoy – and avoid potential fines – by following a few simple precautions, said Allen Pleus, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) aquatic invasive-species coordinator. To protect Washington waters, all watercraft should be cleaned, drained and dried before launch and after leaving the water for a new destination. Transporting aquatic invasive species is illegal in Washington, with a potential fine of $500 plus decontamination costs for violations. Specifically, boaters are asked to take the following steps before launching or moving their boat to another destination: • Clean – remove any visible plants, dirt or animal life from boats, motors, trailers, boots and other personal gear and equipment, and • Drain – pull the plug to release lake or stream water at the source from fish wells, wakeboard ballast tanks and bait buckets (put bait in the garbage), For more information on aquatic invasive species, visit the

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Monitoring protocols assess the implementation and effectiveness of selected forest practices COLVILLE – A recently completed timber sale project in the Misery Lake area of the Colville National Forest in Pend Oreille County has received a passing grade after being scrutinized to see if outcomes fulfilled requirements set by the U.S. Forest Service. The work was carried out by the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition and paid for by a grant provided by Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-determination Act of 2000. The Forestry Coalition worked collaboratively with the Forest Service to design and implement monitoring protocols to assess project effectiveness of selected forest practices applied to the Misery Timber Sale. The Forestry Coalition specifically looked at: Road construction and maintenance; streamside buffers; regeneration harvest patch size, basal area, number of trees per acre, and stand density index; and the efficacy of forestry prescriptions. Fuels reduction was also evaluated in reducing the likelihood of catastrophic fire spreading to the adjacent Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). A picture guide of prescriptions, treatments, and suitable leave trees was also developed. The Forest Service and Forestry Coalition held a field trip in May to review monitoring report findings and discuss how better to adapt findings to future forestry projects. “The purpose of effectiveness monitoring was essentially to test if forestry practices applied to Misery Project were followed and did outcomes meet intended objectives. The USFS and NEWFC mutually developed monitoring protocols that focused on the application and effectiveness of forestry Best Management Practices (BMP’s) including pre- and post-harvest streamside (no-cut) buffers, leave-tree quality/quan-

tity and road construction and maintenance,” said Eric Trimble, U.S Forest Service program manager. “The challenge the Forestry Coalition took on was to use its extensive background in forest management, in collaboration with the Colville National Forest, to develop a set of management protocols to assess post-project effectiveness,” said Dick Dunton, retired Washington DNR firefighter and monitoring coordinator for the Misery

project. “Effectiveness monitoring is essential to adaptively adjust management prescriptions to meet the needs of restoring healthy forest ecosystems in our Colville National Forest.” Interested parties are invited to review the Misery Lake Monitoring Final Report and prescription and treatment picture guide on the Forestry Coalition webpage www. newforestrycoalition.org/ for more information.

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Register now for Sage Memorial Run NEWPORT – The annual Sage Memorial Run is set for Saturday, July 21 in the Newport City Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance. New this year, there will be a 2K family fitness mayor’s walk/run with Newport mayor Shirley Sands and other officials walking in support of the SIDS Alliance. Sage’s Dash, a 100-yard run for children 12 and under, will start at 8:15 a.m. The 2K and 5k fun run will start at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration for the race is open through July 13. Entry forms are available at sagememorial5k. com, through active.com, or call Cindy Campbell at 509-671-3326 for more information. The entry fee is $15 or $10 without a race shirt. On site registration will be available the day of the event from 7:458:15 a.m. Participation in Sage’s Dash is free. The entry fee includes a free race photo. Timing will be by rip tags, and awards will be given in age divisions with customized medals and ribbons. To honor and celebrate the life of a child, people are invited to bring a wallet-sized photo for the White Rose Memorial Wall. There will also be a butterfly release to conclude the memorial.

Selkirk honors softball players IONE – The Selkirk softball team honored its players at an awards ceremony Friday, June 18. The Most Valuable Player was Courtney Holter, who was also named MVP for the Panorama League. Defensive players for the year were RaeAnn McCollim and Kirbi Anderson. Holter was named offensive player of the regular season with a 580 batting average, and Annie Couch was office player of the regular and post season with a batting average of 539. Annie Couch was most inspirational and Katie Couch was most improved. Holter and Annie Couch are best teammates and the coach’s award went to Jesskia Reiber and Cozza Curran. Holter and Curran were honored for four years of perfect practice attendance. McCollim, Annie Couch, Reiber and Anderson were honored for perfect practice attendance this season.

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for winter recreation committee OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for winter sports enthusiasts to serve on the Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC). The committee has two positions that will soon become vacant. One position is for a snowmobiler who lives in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Clallam, Jefferson or Island counties (Area 1). Another position is for an at-large candidate to represent non-motorized winter sports enthusiasts. Nominations must be received by July 31. New appointments begin Oct. 1. To send nominations or request an application, contact the Winter Recreation Program at winter@parks.wa.gov, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service, 800-833-6388. For more information on nominations, call 360-902-8684.

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PRIEST RIVER – In prepration for fall sports season, Priest River Lamanna High School announced a schedule of first practice dates as well as information about required physicals and drug tests for athletes. Free sports physicals will be offered at Newport Family Medicine Aug. 3. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Most insurance plans do not pay for sports physicals, so this is a $30 savings. On Aug. 8 at 6 p.m., all parents with students in fall sports are asked to attend an orientation. School personnel will be on hand to collect fees and paperwork. The school must have a completed sports packet on file for each athlete, including a physical for all ninth and 11th grade athletes and

anyone that doesn’t have one on file, activities contract agreement, student-parent/ guardian warning, and a drug testing form signed in front of a notary. Sports packets can be picked up at the district office during the summer months, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $35 ASB fee is due before first day of competition. A $15 drug test fee is due at the time of drug testing. Drug testing will be done Aug. 10 with girls soccer testing from 8-8:30 a.m., boy soccer 8:30-9 a.m., volleyball 9-9:30 a.m., cross country 9:30-10 a.m., and football 1011 a.m. Boys and girls soccer teams will begin practice Aug. 6. The first football and cross country practice is Aug. 10, and volleyball starts Aug. 13.

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Zach Farnam, Newport’s new high school football coach, puts the team through a spring camp at the high school Friday, June 22. Farnam was hired as a physical education and weights teacher and was formally hired as football coach at Tuesday’s board meeting. Farnam, a 2002 Deer Park High School graduate, has been an assistant coach at Deer Park the last six years.

Mini triathlon set for Sept. 1 at Usk USK – Plans are forming for the inaugural Tsunami Sprint – a mini triathlon to be held Saturday, Sept. 1, starting at Cusick City Park. Participants will swim across the Pend Oreille River to the Kalispel powwow grounds, about 0.61 miles. There, they’ll begin a 17.5-mile bike ride on a loop course, returning to the powwow grounds to set their bikes down and lace up their running shoes for a four mile run. The bicycle route leaves the powwow grounds and heading south on LeClerc Road, across the Usk Bridge, crossing Highway 20 at McKenzie Road, then traveling along West Calispell Road Loop through Cusick along River Road, back across the Usk Bridge and to the powwow grounds. The running course travels north on the Kalispel dike along the Pend Oreille River then south

on LeClerc and finishing back at the powwow grounds. First place prizes will be awarded to winners from each zip code. Team relays of two or three people will be competing overall for the “ice torch.” The entry fee is $50 for individuals or $100 for a team relay. Entry forms are available at www.tsunamisprint.com. Organizers are seeking sponsors. Donations can be sent to Tsunami Corporation, 525 S. Union Ave., Newport, WA 99156. So far, sponsors include the Kalispel Public Safety Department, Camas Center, Country Lane and the Usk General Store. Organizers thanked the Kalispel Tribe of Indians for allowing the event to be held on tribal land. A few pre-events are planned to warm up for the triathlon. An indoor test run will take place at the Camas Center on Aug. 25.

There is a $10 registration fee, plus a $10 Camas Center fee if the participant does not have a membership. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. A pre-sprint potluck is planned for Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Cusick City Park. There will be music and karaoke and a healthy potluck with a prize awarded to the healthiest recipe. A drum circle is also part of the festivities. There will be drums made available to people that do not have their own. Contact Cynthia Merritt, 509-435-6398. All proceeds are going towards beginning a local software development company that specializes in athletics, education, and business development for the iPad and iPhone. The goal of this company is to become world renown in each of these markets by utilizing a special set of patent pending development methods.

Participation encouraged in Idaho’s wildlife summit BOISE – Anyone with an interest in wildlife in Idaho is encouraged to participate in the Idaho Wildlife Summit Aug. 24, 25 and 26. The Summit will convene in Boise and six concurrent satellite sites in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Salmon. People may participate online if they are unable to attend in person. The summit is a landmark event for wildlife conservation in Idaho. It is the most far-reaching undertaking the agency has attempted, in terms of encouraging all wildlife enthusiasts to participate and the technologies being used to engage them. Idaho Fish and Game hopes to gain a better understanding of what is important to people in terms of the future of wildlife. One way for participants to express that is through an “Idaho Café” on Saturday afternoon. The Idaho Café is a structured discussion in which participants will be able to exchange ideas. They will gather in a café-like setting with four people around a small table to discuss a specific question and record their thoughts. After about a half hour, three people at each table will move to

different tables; one will stay. The process then repeats with a new question. Participants will get through five questions in about 2 1/2 hours. Participants also may share their opinions in several “Fishing Polls” – a simple electronic poll also known as a clicker poll – with instant or nearly instant results. At several times during the summit, participants will be asked to respond to survey questions by using any electronic device that has texting capability, such as a cell phone, a smart phone or a home computer. The event also will include opportunities for participants to learn about the challenges facing wildlife conservation through presentations by several experts and through “Trading Posts.” Trading Posts are information booths staffed by Fish and Game employees to answer questions and to highlight the breadth of what Fish and Game does to manage all Idaho wildlife. They will be open throughout the summit weekend. Among the experts to speak at the summit is Shane Mahoney, an internationally recognized wildlife researcher, conservationist, hunter and speaker. Many

call Mahoney a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, who is considered to be the father of modern wildlife conservation. Idaho’s population has tripled since a voters’ initiative 74 years ago established the way Fish and Game manages wildlife today. The challenges to wildlife have changed since 1938 as well, including increasing habitat loss, declining populations of sagegrouse and bull trout and more competition for available water. Though Idaho boasts a strong hunting and fishing culture, the revenue from license and tag fees is not enough to keep up with increasing demands on the agency that manages the state’s broad spectrum of fish and wildlife. Fish and Game Commission chairman Randy Budge recently said the agency “soon may approach a crossroads … when tough decisions have to be made.” Seating is limited at the seven sites, so participants must register to reserve a spot. Though registration is free, Fish and Game would accept any donations to help offset the costs for providing meals and beverages. For more about the Idaho Wildlife Summit or to register go to: fishandgame.idaho.gov/summit.

IONE – Selkirk track and field this year lettered nine athletes. In order to letter with Selkirk track and field, athletes are required to score 10 or more points throughout the season or qualify for districts or state. Points are awarded by the home team hosting a meet. The amount of points that are awarded is based on the athlete’s finishing position. First place gets 10 points, eight points for second place, six for third, five for fourth place, on down to one point awarded for an eighth place finish. This years letters were awarded to: Mike Haskins, Sean Huntsman, Josh Ross, Beau Taylor, Aley Curran, Emily Guthrie, Kathleen Huntsman, Georgie Shafer and Patricia Story. The top two point winners for the girls team were Shafer with 238 points and Guthrie with 41. For the boys, Taylor had 64

points and Ross had 35. Shafer was also recognized for her state performance, placing second overall in the 100-meter hurdles. Although the Rangers had a young team this year, head coach Susan Vermeulen said they were encouraged to set new personal records at each of their meets throughout the season. “PRs were broken at all meets, and every athlete should be proud of their success this year,” she said. “It has been an absolute pleasure and joy to work with the Selkirk Track and Field team this year and throughout my 10 years coaching at Selkirk,” said Vermeulen, who is moving to Canada. “I will miss coaching at Selkirk.” “Coach V” joked that the kids should wear head cams next year “so I can see you from across the border.”

Registration open for Autumn Bloom fun run NEWPORT – The third annual Autumn Bloom fun run is set for Sept. 15 at T.J. Kelly Park in Newport. Registration is now open for the 5K and 10K races. The 10K run, sponsored by the Newport Hospital & Health Services Foundation, is a second seed qualifier for Bloomsday 2013. More than 70

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runners participated last year. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $15 for kids up to age 19, or $10 without a race Tshift. Forms are available on the hospital website, www. phd1.org under the foundation’s page. The pre-registration deadline is Sept. 10.

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Used book sale in Priest River Saturday PRIEST RIVER – Two rooms of books will be on sale at the Priest River Library Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $2 per bag of books. Librarians said it looks like this is a summer for reading, so come stock up.

OLDTOWN – A series of informational programs are offered at Albeni Falls campgrounds throughout the summer. Albeni Falls Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, organizes the programs at Riley Creek Campground in Laclede and the Mudhole in Priest River. Join ranger Kassadee for an “amazing race” through the campground and the chance to win a free night of camping Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at Riley Creek. Learn about bats Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mudhole and Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at Riley Creek.

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Three retire from West Bonner Schools Retiring music teacher Barb Fournier comforts retiring elementary teacher Maureen Gerow as West Bonner School Board chairwoman Peggy Smith reads a letter from Priest River Elementary principal Sue Lee, honoring Gerow for her 24 years of teaching in Priest River. At Wednesday’s board meeting June 20, Lee also wrote a letter for retiring PRE teacher Nancy White and Idaho Hill principal Susie Luckey spoke about how they will miss seeing Fournier lead the band at basketball games.

POPA announces third annual One-Act Play Festival NEWPORT – Pend Oreille Players will host their third annual One Act Play Festival, featuring original short plays from playwrights throughout the U.S. and British Columbia, Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, at 7 p.m. Tickets prices for the festival are $10 for adults per night or $15 per pass for both nights, pre-purchased and $5 for youth 18 and under. Tickets are available at the theatre box office, and on-line at www.pendoreilleplayers.org. Friday night performances: “Sleepover,” is a playful short comedy written by Seth Freeman of Pacific Palisades, Calif. In this story, a young bride-to-be spends the night in her fiancé’s old bedroom, with her future motherin-law. Cast features Gillian Monte and Millie Brumbaugh, who also directs. “Mounted Drill, Boots and Saddles,” is a historical drama written by Phyllis Kardos of Newport and

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Brad Ogle and Christina Heller NEWPORT – Christina Heller and Brad Ogle announced their plans to marry July 12. The bride to be is the daughter of Steven and Melanie Heller of Newport, and Ogle is the son of Carolyn Ogle and Denny Hilsabek of Spokane. He is a graduate of Spokane Community College.

directed by Dee Ann Boydston. Inspiration for the play is taken from the author’s great-great-grand-uncle’s Civil War diary. Cast includes Mark Miller, Alyssa Miller, Tyrian Miller, Tiana Miller, Jesse Kautz and Charles Talley. A man returns to his hometown in search of a lost love before embarking on a life-changing journey, in a story the playwright describes simply as “loneliness.” “Dina,” a drama written by Jeff Sult of Valley Stream, New York, and directed by Kari Thompson features Gail Cory-Betz and Terry Canfield, with Alyssa Miller as Dina. Completing income tax forms is never a picnic, and even less so when you’re terrified of your accountant, as we find in “Tax Time,” a comedy written by Tim Scheurer of Westerville, Ohio. Erica Fuller and Gibson Hunter portray a young couple preparing to come face to face with Leonard,

a septuagenarian curmudgeon who does not suffer fools, played by Bill Betz. Saturday night performances: In “A Very Silly Script,” a comedy written by Peter Blacklock of Blind Bay, B.C., we find a man and woman ship-wrecked on a deserted island. She insists that they were married just before the ship sank; unfortunately he can’t even remember his own name, much less how he ended up with this attractive stranger. Performed by Heidi Gnos Kuban and Kevin Kuban, who also directs. “Related Moments,” a drama by the late William Derringer of Albuquerque, N.M., and directed by Danny Litowitz is the story of a man approaching middle age and questioning his life choices, through conversations with his (deceased) parents. Cast includes Oran D. Lord, Jonathan Schlotthauer, Erica Fuller, Linda Youngblood and Danny Litowitz.

Graduates receive EWU scholarships CHENEY, Wash. – Heather Molvik of Newport and Christine Evers of Cusick have received scholarships from Eastern Washington University. Molvik, a 2010 Newport High School graduate, has been awarded a Trustees Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year at Eastern. This award is given to continuing EWU students with a GPA of 3.8 or higher. At NHS, Molvik was an honors student and was a member of the soccer, softball and track teams. She was also a Spokane Scholar and participated in the Running Start program. She is currently pursuing a degree in anthropology and biology as a senior at EWU. She is a member of the Anthropology Club, was recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, participated in

the Leadership Living Learning Community, served as a participant and representative of EWU at regional and national research conferences and works as a math tutor. She is the daughter of Pat and Donna Molvik of Newport. Evers has been awarded a Sonja Matison Scholarship for $3,200 for the coming academic year. This award is given a social work major. Evers earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations, speech communication and TV-radio from Auburn University. She has completed a school social work practicum at Evergreen Elementary in Spokane. Evers is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at EWU. She is the daughter of the Jean Edwards of Vidalia, and the late Ray Milano.

Zieske named Presser Scholar MOSCOW, Idaho – John Robert Zieske was awarded the prestigious Presser Scholar Scholarship at the University of Idaho. The award is funded by The Presser Foundation in Haverford, Penn., and operates under the will and deeds of trust created by its founder, Theodore Presser. It is one of the few foundations in the U.S. dedicated solely to the support of music and music education. Undergraduate schools of music

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CHENEY – Sarah Dunn of Ione has been awarded a Trustees Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year at Eastern Washington University. This award is given to a returning student with a 3.8 or higher grade point average. Dunn graduated from Selkirk High School in 2011, where she played volleyball for four years, was class secretary for five years, ASB secretary her senior year, National Honor Roll senior year and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at SFCC during Running Start. She is the daughter of Sally Hewitt of Metaline Falls and Kevin Dunn of Ione.

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at accredited colleges, universities and independent institutions of higher education are invited to apply for the opportunity to present the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award to an outstanding music major whom they select. Zieske, a music education major, has maintained a 3.99 grade point average at the University of Idaho and will receive a cash stipend of $4,800 for use in his senior year. The student is selected by the

president of the school and the head of the music department solely on the basis of the merit and achievement of the student. This award is an honor award and the student, in his/her senior year, is to be known as a Presser Scholar. Zieske is a 2009 graduate of Priest River Lamanna High School and is the son of John and Crystal Zieske of Priest River. His grandparents are Lee and Tudy Smith.

“Publish or Perish,” is a farce written and directed by Gail Cory-Betz of Newport. Trying to raise money after the stock market tumbles, Paul and Susanne are determined to collaborate on a book of “historical significance.” Well, Susanne is, anyway. Paul is given to fantasy musings, as well as quoting the Bard, and is definitely a hindrance to the process. When Paul turns up dead, it’s not the “who” but the “why” that will slay the audience. Cast includes Laura Stuivenga, Michael Thompson, Ben Kardos, Erica Smith, Janelle Atyeo and Angelica Dwyer. In “Planned Obsolescence,” a dramatic-comedy by Kathleen McLaughlin of La Mesa, Calif., a chance meeting between a young woman facing emotional and mechanical breakdowns, and an appliance repairman leads to a date for lunch. Directed by Duncan Heaney, featuring Maxine Barber and Xavier Culver.

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“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 409 S. Spokane • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 CalvaryNewport@aol.com / 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

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES

“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

Dockins, McAlpin plan Hawaiian wedding OLDTOWN – Brian and Cindy Dockins of Oldtown are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Taylor Scott Dockins, a 2009 political science graduate of Boise State University, to Felicia Erin McAlpin, daughter of Kevin and Jan Collins and Andy McAlpin of Post Falls. McAlpin is a 2011 graduate of Eastern Washington in dental hygiene. The couple plan to exchange their vows on Maui, Sept. 22. To celebrate the couple’s union, a local reception in Coeur d’Alene will be held Oct. 6.

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Animal Rescue Golf Tournament is Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at the Ranch Club, west of Priest River on Highway 2. All proceeds benefit the animal rescue shelter. The cost is $35 per

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 newportucc@conceptcable.com www.newportucc.org

CHURCH DIRECTORY

1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Girls Club, ages 9 to 12, 4:30 to 6:00 pm Soul’d Out Youth, ages 13 thru 19, 6:00 pm Church ~ 447-3265 Pastor Mitch McGhee E-mail pineridgecc@gmail.com

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

CHURCH OF FAITH

36245 Hwy 41, Oldtown, ID Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Services - 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 208-437-0150 www.newportchurchoffaith.com

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Saturday, July 21, is all about owls at 7 p.m. at Riley Creek and Ranger Andrew attendees how to be a junior ranger of the Corps of Engineers Friday, July 27, at the Mudhole and Saturday, July 28, at Riley Creek. The program begins at 7 p.m. both days. Albeni Falls Dam also offer free tours of the dam, seven days a week at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. These programs are not limited to just campgrounds as there staff that can cater to school groups and numerous other agencies as well, all year long.

person, which includes golf, pizza, beer and prizes. The format is an 18-hold scramble with four people per team, men, women or mixed. To register, call Cathy at 208448-2548 or Dennis at 208-4481731.

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

NEWPORT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

“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

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

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Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. - 5p.m. Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 - 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m.

754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 ‘’Contemporary Worship’’ Sun. ~ 10 a.m. “United Generation Church” Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032 www.hotl.me

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS

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

Diamond Lake Church 326002 Hwy. 2, West of Newport Pastor Clinton Schultz, (509) 447-4565 Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North Pastor Ron Fleck (509) 447-4755 Sat. Morning Services Sabbath School 9:30 • Worship 11:00 NACS THRIFT SHOP (509) 447-3488 PO Valley Church School (208) 437-2638

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Sanford “Sam” Barker Oldtown

Sanford “Sam” G. Barker, a resident of Soap Lake and former longtime resident of Oldtown passed away Saturday, June 30 at his home with his Baker family at his side. He was 64. Mr. Barker was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., the son of Sanford F. and Nina (Conrad) Barker. He was raised and educated in Marble Mount, Wash., and graduated from Concrete High School in Concrete, Wash. He worked construction as a heavy equipment operator his entire life. He married Esther Benson Feb. 17, 2001, and for the last two and a half years they have made their home in Soap Lake. Hobbies include woodworking, fishing, hunting, cooking, gardening and, since his illness, he took up crocheting. He gave away many projects to Soap Lake residents. Family members said he never met a stranger. He enjoyed volunteering at the Food Bank in Soap Lake. Survivors include his wife, Esther Barker of Soap Lake; his mother, Nina Barker of Burlington, Wash.; sons, Vidal Barker and family and Bryan Ronk and family; granddaughter they were raising, Alana Rucker of Soap Lake; brother, Ben and Debbie Barker and family, Oldtown; sisters Darlene Hurn and family, SedroWoolley, Wash., Carol Caroll and family, Wadena, Minn., and Nancy and Curt Parker and family, Fortine, Mont. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at the Church of Faith, 36245 Highway 41, Oldtown. Sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at www.kayserschapel. com. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory, Moses Lake.

Clarence Heckenlively Newport

Clarence Heckenlively of Newport, formerly of Oldtown, passed away peacefully in his sleep June 29. He was 85. Mr. Heckenlively was born in Heckenlively Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 7, 1926, the fourth of five children born to Charles Elmer Heckenlively and Edith Mann. His father moved the family to Ventura County in 1931, where he built the family home at 50 Valley Road in Oak View, a home that still stands today. After completing high school, Mr. Heckenlively joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served as gunner’s mate on the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge for her maiden voyage and shakedown in the Atlantic. With his service complete and Honorable Discharge in hand, he returned to Ventura County in 1946, where he married Patricia Roberts in 1948. They had three children: Jill, Judith and Danny. After their divorce in 1954, Mr. Heckenlively married Marion Ramos in 1957. This union produced four boys: Steven, Chuck, Jim and Erik. He also raised Toni, Marion’s

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daughter from a previous marriage. His working life was highlighted by 20 years of proud service with the Teamsters Union, driving a truck for Knudsen Dairy Products out of Montalvo, and another 20 years in management for Laura Scudder’s, a division of Borden Foods, in Ventura. Mr. Heckenlively retired in 1988, and he and Marion traded the hustle and bustle of Southern California for the peaceful serenity of Northern Idaho, where they settled in the community of Oldtown. After a fire destroyed the family home in 2009, they moved to Newport, where he enjoyed each and every moment in the peaceful community until his passing. His various hobbies throughout his life highlighted the diversity of his talents as an artist and craftsman. He enjoyed carpentry and woodworking; he studied early California history and was a collector of relics and artifacts on his many excursions through the deserts and ghost towns of Southern California and Nevada. An avid rock hound, he was a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of Ventura and produced many award-winning pieces of lapidary. He studied Native American history, and enjoyed fashioning replicas of the tools used by early Americans. He enjoyed riding motorcycles in the California desert, was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, and was well into his 70s before discovering a newfound passion and talent for painting. Mr. Heckenlively will be best remembered for his devotion to his wife, Marion. Family and friends always knew he was never more than a phone call away, no matter the need. In addition to Marion, he is survived by his brother Larry; daughters Jill, Judith and Toni; sons Steven, Chuck, Jim and Erik; and 20 grandchildren and greatgrand­children. Services will be private. For information call 509-671-7493. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.shermanknapp.com.

Terry DuWayne Jay Skookum Meadows

Terry DuWayne Jay passed away June 17 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. He was 71 years old. Mr. Jay was born in 1940 in Pasco. He was preceded in death Jay by his wife, Linda, the love of his life. He was an avid outdoorsman and a veteran of the Coast Guard. He and Linda documented their life in the outdoors. “It’s like living in another world, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” she wrote. “There was no place he would rather be than in the woods fishing or hunting.” Mr. Jay loved restoring classic cars and collecting old records. He was a resident of Washington for the last 30 years. He is survived by a large family, including many grandchildren. His laugh will be missed, relatives said.

|| P E N D O R E I L L E C O U N T Y || SHERIFF’S MOST WANTED LIST 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 weekly section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

John L. West, 34, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on a on a second degree burglary charge, a West malicious mischief domestic violence charge and a third degree theft charge. He is 5 feet 6 inches, weighs 194 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Newport area.

John L. Nunnery, 38, is wanted on two Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on a fourth degree assault domestic violence Nunnery charge and a warrant for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended. He is 5 feet, 11 inches and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. His last known address is in the Spokane area.

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|| 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 25 BURGLARY – 1st Ave., report that door was tampered with. THREATENING – Pines Rd., Newport, report that subject yelled at complainant and threatened to shoot her horses. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Kelly John Wood, 43, of Newport was arrested on warrants. ABONDONED VEHICLE – Arizona Lane, Newport, report of trailer left on complainant’s undeveloped property. TRESPASSING – Rockwood Rd., report of pickup truck on complainant’s property that shouldn’t be there. VEHICLE PROWL – 2nd Ave., Cusick, report of vehicle prowl two weeks ago. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Trevor Dean Ducharme, 22, of Spokane was arrested on a local warrant. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – Hwy. 211, report of male and female arguing. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of verbal disagreement. CHILD ABUSE – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of possible child abuse. VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER – South Ave., Metaline Falls, report that respondent is at protected person’s residence. INTOXICATION – W. Pine St., Newport, report that intoxicated subject left hospital in an SUV. FRAUD – W. Sacheen St., Cusick, report of credit card fraud. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 20, report of northbound Chevy Colorado at high rate of speed. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of truck pulling an excavator; had a rock fly off it and it hit complainant’s vehicle. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 20, report of newer Honda with erratic lane travel. ARREST – LeClerc Rd. S., Ginger L. Bullock, 49, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. ACCIDENT – Driskill Rd., report of vehicle in ditch. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 2nd St., report of 90s model Crown Vic with couple of young males. Tuesday, June 26 ANIMAL PROBLEM – LeClerc Rd. S., Newport, report of horses on roadway. ARREST – N. Grandview Ave., Charles L. Blodgett, 46, of Spokane was arrested for malicious

SATURDAY, JULY 7 Pondoray Shores Water and Sewer District: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille Public Utility District Office, Newport MONDAY, JULY 9 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6: 6 p.m. - Furport Fire Hall, 7572 LeClerc Road Newport School Board: 6:30 p.m. - District Offices Oldtown City Council: 6:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall Cusick Town Council: 7 p.m. Cusick Community Center

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mischief and violating a no contact order. BURGLARY – Hwy. 20, report of shed broken into. Wednesday, June 27 FIRE SMOKE ONLY – Fries Lane, report of fire on mountainside, smoke only. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Fertile Valley Rd., report of someone checking on vacant property whose gate is usually closed. DISTURBANCE – LeClerc Rd. S., Newport, report of subjects yelling and throwing things over fence. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Tacoma Creek Rd., report of vehicle parked on side of road with female inside; two males walking on road. FOUND PROPERTY – N. Spokane Ave., backpack full of things found. ACCIDENT – McCloud Creek Rd., report of rollover accident no injuries. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of white Ford travelling at high rate of speed. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 211, report of lane travel problem, slow speed truck with one taillight. ARREST – Mickiyah Jaie NenemaSiJohn, 25, of Cusick was arrested for failure to appear. ARREST – Douglas Joseph LeBlanc, 53, of Valley was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – Daren Lyle Martin, 53, of Colbert was arrested on a warrant. Thursday, June 28 ACCIDENT – Flowery Trail Rd., report of a rollover, non-injury, non-blocking accident. THEFT – LeClerc Rd. S., Newport, report that subjects took meds from residence. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of single vehicle accident, non-blocking, non-injury. BURGLARY – N. Shore Diamond Lake, report of cabin and travel trailer broken into. LOST PROPERTY – Hwy. 20, report that 12-foot boat floated away on river. ACCIDENT – S. Washington Ave., report that someone witnessed red truck hit another vehicle and leave. ASSAULT – LeClerc Rd. N., reported to officer. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of red vehicle driving erratically. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Shore Diamond Lake, report of someone yelling for help. HAZMAT – S. Union Ave., Newport, strong odor of propane reported. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Riverview Drive, Cusick, report that home was broke into. ARREST – N. Shore, Diamond Lake, James Ray Wilson, 20, of Newport was arrested on warrants. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – S. Shore Diamond Lake ARREST – Gordon Howard Forsyth, 53, of Cusick was arrested for reckless driving. Friday, June 29 INTOXICATION – N. Shore Rd., Diamond Lake, report of two intoxicated males by fire bowl. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Winchester St., person reports hearing female yelling help. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of driver passing in no passing zone.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Knott Rd., Newport, report that male sex offender followed children around neighborhood. ERRATIC DRIVER – LeClerc Rd. N., report of Ford truck traveling at high rate of speed. FOUND PROPERTY – Elmers Loop, Newport, report of found set of car keys. MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT – Hwy. 211, Newport ARREST – Coyote Trail Rd., Newport, Joshua Shane Boles, 35, of Elk was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended. TRAFFIC HAZARD – Davis Lake Rd., Usk, report of male racing up/ down on ATV. THEFT – LeClerc Rd. N., Ione, reported theft of two tackle boxes and fishing poles. VEHICLE PROWL – LeClerc Rd. N., third party report of two males prowling vehicles in the parking lot. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Westside Calispell, report of female being followed by subject. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – W. 7th St., person reports hearing people fighting and banging around. Saturday June 30 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – W. 7th St., Newport, report that male pushed female against wall. ARREST – Jesse Patrick Gillette, 21, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence and interfering with reporting domestic violence. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Box Canyon Rd., report of person in blue jeans and red jacket huddled on the west side of the road. TRESPASSING – N. Washington Ave., Newport, report from complainant watching house that evicted person broke into house. THEFT – N. Main Ave., Metaline, report of bicycle stolen yesterday. HARASSMENT – Cedar Creek Rd., Ione, report of complainant receiving flyers in the mail considered harassing. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – N. Union Ave., Newport, report of male passed out on steps. ARREST – Dean Allen Bennett, 45, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, Chevy car reported swerving and tailgating. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. Washington Ave., Newport, report of Toyota with door open by post office; no one around. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Christopher James Biermann, 54, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. FIREWORKS – Chippewa Ave., complainant believes the fireworks that are being set off are illegal. FIREWORKS – W. 1st St., Newport DISTURBANCE – W. Kelly Drive, report of subjects fighting at location. NOISE COMPLAINT – Graham Rd., report of large group of people making a lot of noise, drinking. Sunday, July 1 MISSING PERSON – Hwy. 31, report of camper not been seen since last night. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – Harworth Rd., Newport, report of four wheelers speeding on road.

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TRESPASSING – W. Walnut St., Newport, report that male who has been trespassed from business is in front of store. FIREWORKS – Bobier Rd. S., Newport, complainant reports hearing fireworks for about half hour. THEFT – Sacheen Terrace Drive, report of theft of seven solar lights from back yard sometime during the week of 18th. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED – LeClerc Rd. N., report of suspended driver. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that someone attempted to gain entry to subject’s shop. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Hwy. 2, Newport, report that male beat up two females. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – W. Walnut St., report that 17-year-old was contacted and grabbed by an unknown male. INTOXICATION – Metaline Park, Metaline, report of intoxicated subjects in park. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Allen Rd., Elk, report of suspicious activity in the area.

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, June 25 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, report of car-moose collision. FRAUD – Hwy. 41, Blanchard Tuesday, June 26 NON INJURY ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River, report of vehiclemoose collision. RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River NON SUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECK – Hwy. 2, Priest River MARINE INCIDENT – East shore, Priest Lake, report of an unoccupied drifting boat. THEFT – S. 2nd St., Priest River ACCIDENT – Hwy. 41, Spirit Lake, report of a crash. Wednesday, June 27 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River Thursday, June 28 DOMESTIC DISPUTE – Ben Morris Rd., Priest River ARREST – Hwy. 41, Oldtown, Jacob Frueh, 32, of Newport was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and driving without privileges. Friday, June 29 ARREST – Hwy. 57, Priest River ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River ARREST – Reynolds Lane, Priest River, Kristina Kane, 44, of Priest River was arrested on a Bonner County warrant. ARREST – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake, Norman W. Robbins, 51, of Blanchard was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and for possessing methamphetamine. Saturday, June 30 VEHICLE THEFT – S. Marian Ave., Oldtown NON INJURY ACCIDENT – Wisconsin St., Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River Sunday, July 1 TRAFFIC VIOLATION – Hwy. 57, Priest River, report of a person driving without privileges. BURGLARY – E. Lincoln Ave., Priest River

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2012178 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 61.24, et seq. T.S. No: D535431 WA Unit Code: D Loan No: 6603955-9001/GRIFFIN AP #1: 463119-51-0048 AP #2: 463119-51-0049 I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the undersigned trustee, T.D. Service Company of Washington, 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400, Orange, CA 92868, will on JULY 13, 2012 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. AT THE MAIN STAIRS TO THE OLD CITY COURTHOUSE, 625 W. 4TH STREET, NEWPORT, State of WASHINGTON, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of the sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of PEND OREILLE, State of WASHINGTON, to Wit: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 7, TALMADGE’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF NEWPORT, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. PERSONAL PROPERTY ALL EQUIPMENT, FIXTURES, AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PERSONAL PROPERTY NOW OR HEREAFTER OWNED BY GRANTOR, AND NOW OR HEREAFTER ATTACHED OR AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY; TOGETHER WITH ALL ACCESSIONS, PARTS, AND ADDITIONS TO, ALL REPLACEMENTS OF, AND ALL SUBSTITUTIONS FOR, ANY OF SUCH PROPERTY; AND TOGETHER WITH ALL ISSUES AND PROFITS THEREON AND PROCEEDS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL INSURANCE PROCEEDS AND REFUNDS OF PREMIUMS) FROM ANY SALE OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF THE PROPERTY. The street or other common designation if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 217 S WASHINGTON, NEWPORT, WA 99156 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the above street or other common designation. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated June 27, 2005, recorded June 29, 2005, under Auditor’s File No. 2005 0281819 in Book --- Page --- , records of PEND OREILLE County, WASHINGTON, from MARLIN L GRIFFIN as Grantor, to PEND OREILLE TITLE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of STERLING SAVINGS BANK as Beneficiary. AND SAID DEED OF TRUST CONTAINS A SECURITY AGREEMENT OF EVEN DATE, BUSINESS LOAN AGREEMENT DATED 06/27/2005 II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are

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as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: 8 PYMTS FROM 08/30/11 TO 03/30/12 @ 919.70 $7,357.60 8 L/C FROM 09/09/11 TO 04/09/12 @ 50.00 $400.00 ADVANCE - PROPERTY TAXES $2,745.74 Subtotal of amounts in arrears: $10,503.34 As to the defaults which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary of your Deed of Trust, you must cure each such default. Listed below are the defaults which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary of your Deed of Trust. Opposite each such listed default is a brief description of the action necessary to cure the default and a description of the documentation necessary to show that the default has been cured. IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is principal $79,758.58 together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from 07/30/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of the sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on 07/13/12. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by 07/02/12, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before 07/02/12, (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 07/02/12, (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address: MARLIN L. GRIFFIN 217 S WASHINGTON NEWPORT, WA 99156 SPOUSE OF MARLIN L. GRIFFIN 217 S WASHINGTON NEWPORT, WA 99156 OCCUPANT 217 S WASHINGTON NEWPORT, WA 99156 MARLIN L. GRIFFIN 217 S WASHINGTON AVE NEWPORT, WA 99156 SPOUSE OF MARLIN L. GRIFFIN 217 S WASHINGTON AVE NEWPORT, WA 99156 MARLIN L. GRIFFIN P O BOX 296 NEWPORT, WA 99156 SPOUSE OF MARLIN L. GRIFFIN P O BOX 296 NEWPORT, WA 99156 MARLIN L. GRIFFIN 5526 E ELOIKA RD CHATTEROY, WA 99003 SPOUSE OF MARLIN L. GRIFFIN 5526 E ELOIKA RD CHATTEROY, WA 99003 MARLIN L. GRIFFIN P O BOX 137 NEWPORT, WA 99156 SPOUSE OF MARLIN L. GRIFFIN P O BOX 137 NEWPORT, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail on March 8, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on March 8,

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2012, 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 abovedescribed property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings, under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. Notice and other personal service may be served on the Trustee at: T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF WASHINGTON 520 E. Denny Way Seattle, WA 98122-2100 (800) 843-0260 (206) 859-6989 DATED: April 9, 2012 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF WASHINGTON, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE By JOANNA L. DEVELASCO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868 (800) 843-0260 (206) 8596989 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If available, the expected opening bid and/ or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com/ sales TAC# 956822 PUB: 06/13/12, 07/04/12 Published in The Newport Miner June 13 and July 4, 2012. (19, 22)

_________________ 2012207 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 at on Tuesday, July 10th at Box Canyon Dam. A luncheon will be at noon followed by the meeting at 1:00 p.m. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager /s/ Karen Willner Clerk of the Board /s/ Chris Mylar Clerk of the Board Publish in The Newport Miner June 27 and July 4, 2012. (21-2)

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APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE: That Verbrugge Living Trust of Newport, WA on May 7, 2012 under Application No. S3-30664 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Grouse Creek, tributary to the Little Spokane River in the amount of 0.2 cubic foot per second, each year, for non-consumptive hydrowpower generation. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the E1/2W1/2 of Section 17, Township 30 N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. This application has been approved for priority processing under WAC 173-152-050(2c). Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from July 4, 2012 STATE OF WASHINGTON D E PA R T M E N T O F ECOLOGY WATER RESOURCES PROGRAM - ERO PO BOX 47611 OLYMPIA,WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner June 27 and July 4, 2012 (21-2)

_________________ 2012211 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 12-4-00024-1 Probate Notice to Creditors In Re the Estate of: Shirley Joan Teats, Deceased. Probate Notice to Creditors-RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative, or the attorneys of record, at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Clerk of the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) Four (4) months after the date of the first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATED at Tacoma, Washington, this ________ day of June, 2012. Merrill C. Teats, Jr. Personal Representative of the Estate of Shirley Joan Teats, Deceased David M cG oldr ick, WSBA No. 1230 Of Morton McGoldrick P.S. 820 “A” Street, Suite 600 Tacoma, Washington 98402 Attorney for Merrill C. Teats, Jr., Personal Representative Published in The Newport Miner June 27, July 4 and 11, 2012. (21-3)

________________ 2012219 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No: 11-02851-6 Loan No: 0022576375 APN: 14695 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 3, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 229 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, WA, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, the undersigned Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or state chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 2, DIAMOND HEIGHTS FIRST ADDITION, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN BOOK 4 OF PLATS, PAGE 8. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated November 20, 2006, recorded on November 27, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0290245, of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of Pend Oreille County, WA, from STEVEN D. SHAW, A MARRIED MAN DEALING IN HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY. as the original Grantor(s) to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as the original Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as the original Beneficiary. An Assignment recorded under Auditor’s File No 2007 0293695. The current Beneficiary is: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007FXD2, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD2, (the “Beneficiary”). More commonly known as: 141 DIAMOND DR, NEWPORT, WA 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 default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/ are as follows: failed to pay payments which became due; together with late charges due; The total amount of payments due is $37,165.27; the total amount of late charges due is $1,619.50; the total amount of advances made is/are $0.00. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $157,997.34, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from March 1, 1999, 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 August 3, 2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by July 23, 2012, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before July 23, 2012 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s

or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the July 23, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the Sale, by the Borrower, Grantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrances paying principal and, 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): 141 DIAMOND DR NEWPORT, WA 99156 141 DIAMOND DR NEWPORT, WA 991569582 141 DIAMOND DRIVE NEWPORT, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail on March 26, 2012, 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 the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060; SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714573-1965 DATED: May 1, 2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee 1920 Main Street, Suite 1120 Irvine, CA 92614 Phone No: 949-2524900 Juan Enriquez, Authorized Signature 946366 7/4, 07/25/2012 Published in The Newport Miner July 4 and 25, 2012 (22,25)

_______________ 2012212 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7431.20224 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Freedom Mortgage Corporation Grantee: Martha Gifford, a single person Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 20070290804 Tax Parcel ID No.: 453124-55-0051 Abbreviated Legal: THE W 70’ OF L-10 & L-11 & W 70’ OF THE N 25M OF L-10 BLK 10 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On August 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Hall of CONTINUED ON 9B


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 || 2012218 NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

AUGUST 7, 2012 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Primary Election in Pend Oreille County will be held on August 7, 2012 with the following registration deadlines for all precincts within Pend Oreille County, Washington: The last day for mail or online voter registrations and transfer of an existing registration to a new address will be Monday July 9, 2012. The last day for in-person registration (for an individual who is otherwise eligible to be a registered voter, is not currently registered in Washington State and has resided in Pend Oreille County for at least 30 days before the election) is July 30, 2012 at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office, 625 W 4th Street in Newport. All registered voters in Pend Oreille County will be mailed a ballot on July 18 - 20, 2012. If you do not received a ballot or need a replacement ballot please contact the Auditor’s Office at (509) 447- 6472 or come in to the Auditor’s office. Ballots must postmarked no later than Election Day or ballots may be dropped off in the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office Monday – Friday 8:00 am until 4:30pm or on Election Day 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. 24 Hour Ballot drop-boxes are located in the alley behind the County Courthouse at 625 W 4th Street, Newport and between Library and Community Center at 112 N Central, Ione and will remain opened until 8:00pm Election Day. The Accessible Voting Unit will be available for use at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office. For information regarding assistance with voter registration, voting, or accessibility issues, please contact the election office at (509) 447-6472 or email lkrizenesky@ pendoreille.org or log onto http://www.pendoreilleco.org/county/elections.asp. A public meeting of the Pend Oreille County Canvassing Board will be held at 10:00 am August 21, 2012 to canvass and certify the Primary Election pursuant to RCW chapter 29A.60. This meeting will take place in the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 W. 4th Street, Newport. The following offices will have candidates appear on the ballot: FEDERAL (STATEWIDE) U.S. Senator Partisan office (6 Year Term) CONGRESSIONAL U.S. Representative District 5 Partisan office (2 Year Term) (*Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman*) Washington State (Statewide) Governor Partisan office (4 Year Term) Lt. Governor Partisan office (4 Year Term) Secretary of State Partisan office (4 Year Term) State Treasurer Partisan office (4 Year Term) State Auditor Partisan office (4 Year Term) Attorney General Partisan office (4 Year Term) Commissioner of Public Lands Partisan office (4 Year Term) Superintendent of Public Instruction Nonpartisan office (4 Year Term) Insurance Commissioner Partisan office (4 Year Term) State Legislative Representative District 7 Pos. 1 Partisan office (2 Year Term) (*Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens*) State Legislative Representative District 7 Pos. 2 Partisan office (2 Year Term) (*Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens*) Pend Oreille County County Commissioner Position 1 Partisan office (4 Year Term) County Commissioner Position 3 Partisan office (4 Year Term) Supreme Court (Statewide) Justice Position 2 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Term) Justice Position 8 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Short and Full Term) Justice Position 9 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Short and Full Term) JUDICIAL Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1 (Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens) Judge Position 1 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Short and Full Term) Superior Court (Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens) Judge Position 1 Nonpartisan office (4 Year Term) Judge Position 2 Nonpartisan office (4 Year Term) PRECINCT COMMITTEE OFFICERS PRECINCT 01 CAMDEN Republican (2-year term) PRECINCT 03 DALKENA Republican (2-year term) PRECINCT 19 USK Republican (2-year term) PRECINCT 20 DIAMOND LK W Republican (2-year term) PRECINCT 21 DEER VLY N Republican (2-year term) PRECINCT 22 LOCKE Republican (2-year term) PRECINCT 26 FERTILE VALLEY SOUTH Republican (2-year term) Please Publish July 4, 2012 in the NEWPORT MINER /s/ Marianne Nichols Marianne Nichols, Pend Oreille County Auditor and Supervisor of Elections, Pend Oreille County, Washington Published in The Newport Miner July 4th, 2012 (22)

2012217 2012 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 1:00 p.m Monday July 23. 2012, and then publicly opened Monday at 1:30p.m. July 23, 2012 and read for the Contract to furnish Unleaded Gasoline, Diesel Fuel to Pend Oreille County from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013. The following are estimated annual quantities: NEWPORT SHOP CUSICK SHOP lONE 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 lone, 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 lone 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 lone, 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 the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department at the County Courthouse, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-6456 Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner July 4th and 11th, 2012 (22-2)

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CONTINUED FROM 8B Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of PEND OREILLE, State of Washington: The West 70 feet of the North 25 feet of Lot 10 and the West 70 feet of Lots 11 and 12 all in Block 10 of Scott’s Second Addition to the Town of Newport, Pend Oreille County, Washington, according to the recorded plat thereof. Commonly known as: 731 West 5th Street Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 12/29/06, recorded on 01/08/07, under Auditor’s File No. 2007-0290804, records of PEND OREILLE County, Washington, from Martha Gifford, an unmarried woman, as Grantor, to First American Title Insurance Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Freedom Mortgage Corp, its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Freedom Mortgage Corp, its successors and assigns to Freedom Mortgage Corporation, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20120310915. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 05/01/2012 Monthly Payments $9,178.29 Late Charges $308.96 Lender’s Fees & Costs $634.62 Total Arrearage $10,121.87 Tr u s t e e ’s E x p e n s e s (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $675.00 Title Report $596.10 Statutory Mailings $20.00 Recording Costs $15.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $1,376.10 Total Amount Due: $11,497.97 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $142,840.85, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 08/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on August 3, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 07/23/12 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 07/23/12 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph

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III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/ are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 07/23/12 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Martha Gifford 731 West 5th Street Newport, WA 99156 Martha Gifford PO Box 1097 Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Martha Gifford 731 West 5th Street Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Martha Gifford PO Box 1097 Newport, WA 99156 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 02/24/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 02/24/12 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE

TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www. USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 05/01/2012 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 980090997 Contact: Winston Khan (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7431.20224) 1002.209659File No. Published in The Newport Miner July 4th and 25, 2012 (22,25)

_________________ 2012220 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on June 25, 2012, receive a complete application requesting a boundary line adjustment submitted by Karl & Virginia Dilling to adjust the boundaries between existing contiguous parcels. This boundary line adjustment will result in modification of the boundaries between two contiguous parcels; Within Sec. 08,05 & 06, T34N, R43E, WM. (Parcel #’s 443408-22-0002 & 43340550-0007 & 443406-50-5004 Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Community Development Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Director. Written

comments from the public may be submitted no later than July 20, 2012 after which a final administrative decision will be made. Dated: June 29, 2012 Published in The Newport Miner July 4, 2012 (22)

_________________ 2012221 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on June 22, 2012, receive a complete application requesting a boundary line adjustment submitted by Fred Fouse, Candi Eighme & Frank Stewart to adjust the boundaries between existing contiguous parcels. This boundary line adjustment will result in modification of the boundaries between two contiguous parcels; Within Sec. 13, T34N, R43E, WM. (Parcel #’s 433413-219001 & 433413-10-0003) Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Community Development Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted no later than July 20, 2012 after which a final administrative decision will be made. Dated: June 29, 2012 Published in The Newport Miner July 4, 2012. (22)

_________________ 2012222 INVITATION TO BID Parking Lot Improvements on the Kalispel Indian Reservation The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is soliciting bids from qualified enterprises for two related projects: Bid Package #1: Pavement Striping and Signage – Trade Contractors Bid Package #2: Parking Lot Improvements and Asphalt Repairs – General Contractor Bids will be evaluated separately and may be awarded to different contractors. Pre-bid Job Walk: A pre-bid job walk will be held on July 12th, at 1:00

pm. Meet in parking area behind the Kalispel Tribal Headquarters Building at 1981 N LeClerc Road, Usk, WA. Bid Date: Bids must be received by the Kalispel Tribe no later than due July 23rd, 10:00 am. Signed bids may be delivered to 1981 N. LeClerc Road, Usk, WA, mailed to Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Planning & Development Department, P.O. Box 39, Usk, WA 99180, or faxed to (509) 445-0920 Term of Project: Work on this project must begin by August 13th, 2012 with work substantially completed by August 30th, 2012. Bid documents will be available on July 9th, 2012, and will be available to view at: 1. Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Planning & Development Department, 1981 N LeClerc Road, Usk, WA 99180 2. Associated General Contractors, 4935 E Trent Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 3. Associated Builders and Contractors, 12310 E Mirabeau Parkway, St 100, Spokane Valley, 3WA 99216 4. Spokane Regional Plan Center, 102 E Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 Bidders may order sets of drawings or PDF’s at their expense from Standard Digital Print Co., 256 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA. (509) 624-2985. Tribal policies regarding Indian preference apply to this project. Documentation of Indian ownership and statements of qualifications will be required prior to Tribal designation as a qualified vendor eligible for Indian preferences associated with this project. Determination of ‘qualified vendor eligible for Indian preference’ is at the sole discretion of the Kalispel Tribe. Contacts: For more information contact Judy Romann: phone: (509) 447-7119, email: jromann@kalispeltribe.com or faxed to: (509) 445-0920. The Project Engineer, Mr. Koesel, can be reached at (509) 447-3626 Published in The Newport Miner July 4th, 2012 (22)

2012223 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Weed Board Is seeking coverage under the NPDES Waste Discharge General Permit for aquatic plant and algae management. The proposed coverage applies to Calispel Lake for less than 5 acres in total of herbicide treatment at the Calispel Duck Club blinds. Please contact Sharon Sorby, 509-447-6478 or ssorby@pendoreille.org, for more information. Calispel Lake may be treated to control aquatic plants and algae. The chemicals planned for use are: glyphosate and/or imazapyr. Any person desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application must do so in writing within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice (7/11/2012). Comments must be submitted to the Department of Ecology. Any person interested in the Department’s action on the application may notify the Department of their interest within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Submit comments to: Department of Ecology P.O. Box 47696 Olympia, WA 98504-7600 Attn: Water Quality Program, Aquatic Pesticide Permit Manager Email: jonathan.jennings@ecy.wa.gov Telephone: 360-407-6283 The chemicals planned for use have varying use restrictions, please refer to the table below: Herbicide Active Ingredient Drinking Water Irrigation Fishing Swimming Aqua Neat Glyphosate 48 hours None None 24 hour advisory Imazapyr 2SL Imazapyr 48 hours 120 days or 1 ppb None 24 hour advisory Persons with legal water rights should contact the applicant if this coverage will result in a restriction of these rights. Permittees are required to provide an alternative water supply during treatment. Copies of the application are available by contacting the Aquatic Pesticide Permit Manager. Published in The Newport Miner July 4 and 11, 2012. (22-2)

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April 11 Jacob Conner, 21, was sentenced to 45 days in jail for a probation violation.

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David C. Porter, 31, was sentenced to 365 days in jail (334 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $250 for third-degree theft; $643 total fees and fine. Jeffrey R. Park, 29, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (60 suspended) and 24 months probation for third-degree driving while license suspended: $468 total fees. William C. Elston, 26, was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating a no contact order and 45 days in jail for a probation violation; $468 total fees. Daniel J. Oliver, 28, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 24 months probation and fined $250 for third-degree driving while license suspended; $718 total fees and fine. Glen Lizana, 49, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (361 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $1,000 for reckless driving; $1,393 total fees and fine. Timothy A. Best, 44, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and 12 months probation for third-degree driving with a suspended license; $393 total fees. Christopher J. McCoy, 25, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and 12 months probation for negligent driving; $393 total fees. Frederick Hamberg, 21, was sentenced to two days in jail, 24 months probation for malicious mischief third-degree $893 total fees and fine.

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May 2 Monica Alderman, 30. A charge of obstructing a public servant was dismissed with prejudice. Jordan Dalziel, 22, was assessed $2,686 in fees and fine for reckless driving and a previous charge of malicious mischief was reinstated; $2,686 in fees and fines. A fourth-degree assault charge was dismissed. Dillen Endress, 20, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (60 suspended) and fined $250, converted to a public defender fee, for third-degree driving while license suspended; $1,043 total fees and fine. A charge of making a false statement to a public servant was dismissed.

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May 9 David Holman, 45, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (344 suspended) 24 months probation for fourthdegree assault; $1,543 total fees.

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