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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Volume 116, Number 24 | 2 Sections, 16 Pages $1.00

Newport council gets earful By Caneel Johnson Of The Miner

NEWPORT – The largest Newport City Council meeting in some time took place Monday, July 2, with people voicing their concerns on a variety of issues. Rob Owen, owner of Owen’s Grocery, Deli, and Soda Fountain, was on the agenda to discuss promoting business in Newport. “I am tired of the council’s can’t do attitude,” Owen said. “Instead of taking the path of least resistance I want to hear how we can make things happen.” Owen said he did not want to disparage the efforts of the council, but there were areas that could be improved. Owen voiced a few concerns at the meeting. He lost business because of the change in parade route for the rodeo parade. “I lost 70 percent of my business because there was See newport, 2A

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Rob Owen talks to the city council about his desire to see downtown Newport flourish. His concerns were echoed by the other community members at the regular council meeting Monday, July 9.

Enrollment falling for Newport schools

By Don Gronning Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Falling enrollment and new funding legislation from the state have given the Newport School District’s 201819 budget a different look this year. The budget is larger – $16.01 million compared to $14.4 million last year – with the state paying more than the previous year. But the additional money is directed at specific items – salaries and programs

City administrator a Newport native

– with little flexibility in how it’s spent, said the district’s financial manager Debra Buttrey. The school board approved the budget Monday night, July 9, after a public hearing. Newport teachers get a significant pay increases, Buttrey said. “Teachers are looking at, on average, about a $7,000 increase,” she said. The budget plans for an enrollment of the equivalent of 1,035 full time students,

By Caneel Johnson Of The Miner

NEWPORT – It turns out that the new city administrator was born and raised in Newport. He graduated from the high school in 1984. Both of his brothers, Andy and Buck Pelleberg, work for the Washington State Patrol. “I can’t tell you how happy I am to be working in the town where I grew up,” Pelleberg said. Pellberg married Dianna, another Newport High School graduate, just over three weeks ago. They had a

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small ceremony on the beach. They will be moving to Newport with their two Boston terriers Banni and Boggi July 27, which is his last day as city manager in Umatilla, Ore. “We found a place just up the street from the city hall,” Pelleberg said. Pelleberg has spent 28 years in city government and has a lot of ideas on how to improve the city. He spurred growth in Pasco in the 1990s by working on its infrastrucSee pelleberg, 7A

Council gets raise, talks burgers and putting on the brakes Currently, Oldtown Mayor Lonnie Orr receives a stipend of $200 per month, council president Gene Scott receives $180 per month, and the rest of the council receives $150 per month. According to Oldtown City Clerk Alicia Ehrmantrout, the mayor and council have not received a raise for at least 10 years.

By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

OLDTOWN – The Oldtown City Council approved a raise across the board for council members and the mayor at Monday evening’s council meeting. The raise amounts to $25 per month, per person. The raise will not go into effect until January 2019.

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Run What You Brung brings the crowds Rusty Coone, motorcyclist and actor in the popular television show Sons of Anarchy, looks over motorcycles at the 9th annual Run What You Brung in Oldtown last Saturday. Over 20 motorcycle clubs were present and awards were given to Best Vintage, Best Custom, and Best Paint. The event raises money for the Spokane Veterans Forum.

City planner Brian Quayle gave the council an update on Burger King coming into the vacancy left by the Ben Franklin Variety Store. He said the demolition was complete and all asbestos has been removed from the site. Construction on the fast food restaurant is scheduled to begin at See Oldtown, 7A

B r i e f ly Last boat course for Bonner County SANDPOINT – The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting its final Boat Idaho Course on July 14. The class will begin at 9 a.m. at the Marine Division boathouse located at 4001 North Boyer Road, Sandpoint. The class is expected to last about six hours. It is free to the public and is open to residents of any state. This course will teach boating safety and operational requirements, including necessary equipment. Basic boating laws and the rules of the road with regard to navigation and boater courtesy will also be covered. If you have any questions, want further information,

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Pend Oreille County candidates forum July 17 NEWPORT – Voters will have the chance to get to know candidates running in Pend Oreille County races during a candidates’ forum Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at Newport High School. The forum is sponsored by the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Newport School District and The Miner Newspapers. Candidates invited to participate include the five running for PUD commissioner: Dan Peterson, Fred Zakar,

Joe Onley, Devin Beach and Dallas Johnson; county commissioner, district 2: Mike Manus, Jeff Pittman and Sheryl Miller; and sheriff: Jon Carman and Glenn Blakeslee. Uncontested candidates are also invited: assessor Jim McCroskey, auditor Marianne Nichols, clerk Tammie Ownbey, prosecutor Dolly Hunt, and candidates for treasurer Nicole Dice and District Court Judge Robin McCroskey. If you have questions you would like asked of these candidates, submit them to The Miner Newspapers at, michellenewportminer@, or call 509-447-2433.









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down from the 1,065 students the district ended last year with. “This isn’t as conservative as in the past,” Buttrey told the board at the meeting. The state passed legislation that will shift away from funding basic education with special levies by having a statewide levy and restricting what local levies can be spent on, Buttrey said. The effect on Newport is that the district’s $5.28 million, threeyear maintenance and operations supplemental levy, passed in February, will be reduced. The district was scheduled to get $1.76 million in year one of the levy. That will be reduced to $1.428 million because of the legislation. The law also requires the district to make four-year projections on revenue and enrollment for the

first time. Buttrey said she projects enrollment continuing to fall, with 1,017 projected for 2019-20, 986 for 2020-21 and 938 for 2021-22. Since the state funds schools based on enrollment, it is important that districts come pretty lose with their projections. Buttrey said she just moved the class numbers forward and used this year’s number of 60 kindergarten students for each of the upcoming years. That represents 20 students for each of the three kindergarten classes. Since enrollment drives revenue, declining enrollment means less money over the next four years, if the projections are right. Less money means less to spend on staff, the district’s biggest expense. Buttrey says staff attrition should be enough to make up the difference without having to lay off staff. The district’s child nutrition

program, budgeted at $689,266, will operate at about a $100,000 deficit. The program normally runs at a deficit but that deficit is getting bigger. Buttrey says the district will make up the deficit as the year goes on with miscellaneous funds. If that isn’t enough, the district will tap its reserves, she said. Transportation is another item that isn’t reimbursed fully by the state. Buttrey says Newport is one of a handful of districts that aren’t fully reimbursed. The district budgeted $745,210 for next year. Buttrey says transportation will likely come in at closer to $770,000. Average salaries were projected for the next three school years. Salaries for certificated teachers will average $65,215 in 2018-19, $66,455 in 2019-20 and $67,784 for 2020-21. Classified salaries will average $46,784 in

2018-19, $47,673 in 2019-20 and $48,627 in 2020-21. Administrative salaries will average $98,805 in 2018-19, $98,644 in 2019-20 and $100,617 in 2020-21. The district has the equivalent of 46.47 full time teachers, 17.88 classified staff, 3.10 certified administrative staff, two facilities and maintenance personnel, one district administrator, 3.2 district classified people and 7.82 middle school and high school career training personnel. Buttrey said even with declining enrollment, the district intends to keep all current programs. The district budgeted for 20 Running Start students and 30 Alternative Learning Experience students. The district also has $1 million in trust funds. They budgeted spending $61,407 next year.

Newport: Trash cans, sidewalk snow plowing also discussed From Page 1A

no one in my store. There are only so many days that small businesses have the chance to make money here,” Owen said. The route was changed due to the construction on the Highway 41 bridge. The Department of Transportation was concerned that the traffic flow in and out of the city would be disrupted, according to the council. Owen said that if the city had been adamant about the need for the parade route to remain the same, DOT would have conceded and found a way to make it happen. Council members said that was doubtful because the state wouldn’t approve the closure of the street, which is also a state highway, for the parade because of safety concerns. Rodeo weekend was a success, rodeo association president Ray Hanson told the council. “The carnival is considering coming back next year. They were especially happy with our ability to be flexible,” Hanson said. The park was near capacity on Saturday, June 23. “There were lots of compliments about the water park,” Mayor Shirley Sands said. Chief of police Mark Duxbury expressed the need for signs designating smoking/vaping areas in the park as well as speed limit signs and park hours. “Most of the vandalism happens after dark,” Duxbury said. “If there is an ordinance that limits the hours people can use the park we will be able to cite people who are causing problems.” Public Works Director Dave North was concerned about the amount of the trash that was in the park and the state of the bathrooms.

“Next year we will have to assign someone to clean up a little better,” North said. “Or we may need to close the bathrooms.” The idea of closing the bathrooms didn’t go over well. “What is the point in having public restrooms if they are not available for events?” Dallas Johnson said. Johnson is running for PUD commissioner. He is also the chairman of the Pend Oreille County Democratic Party. “People see our beautiful parks and stop to use the facilities. If they are locked they will get in their cars and keep driving.” North also mentioned the fact that the bathrooms do not have lights in them, which may be another reason to close them. Johnson recommended a battery-powered light be installed in the facility. Sands dismissed the idea on the grounds that the lights would be vandalized. Owen pointed out that this was another area where a ‘can do’ attitude would be more beneficial to the town. This opened up discussion on the revitalization of Newport. The comprehensive plan that was last updated in 2011 focuses on the revitalization of Newport. There is a grant to update the plan by the end of next year. North said the city was also working on getting new street signs for the cross streets, as well as fixing some sections of the streets. Engineering consultant Bowie McCanna of McCanna Engineering reported on the status of the Transportation Improvement Board grant to build sidewalks from Pine Street to the construction at the bridge on Highway 41. “It is a match based grant, but it allows the

city to get its part of the funding from other sources,” said McCanna. “We are in the process of applying for other grants. Our goal is to turn the project into a zero cost project for the city.” Sidewalks and litter came up. Since there weren’t enough trash cans downtown, where are people were supposed to throw away trash, one person asked. Owen expressed his concern about the sidewalks in the winter. “The sidewalks need to be shoveled. It is a hazard and people have to walk in the road to get out of the snow,” Owen said. “There was at least one snow storm that it took more than two days for the plows to clear the snow.” Owen shovels in front of his store and the three stores that his grandmother owns. He would like it if it were mandatory for owners to have to shovel in front of their stores and the city to have to shovel the sidewalks around the parks and other public spaces. Other topics of revitalization brought up at the meeting were the empty storefronts around town. The empty buildings are a problem, and the possibilities of what could be done to change that were discussed. Sandy Coelho, a concerned community member, had a number of things she wanted to pursue. She suggested Friday night festivals in the summer, a harvest festival, a winter festival and an art walk on Washington Street. There were concerns over the necessary permits and insurance. The council suggested that she shoot for a winter festival this year, as there would probably not be enough time to organize anything before that.

Many questions were raised on how these events would be accomplished. Who would pay for it, who would volunteer, where would it be? The council said there is only so much money available. The funds are based on the motel/hotel tax from the city, which brought about a discussion on how to make Newport a destination city. Coelho said that the small logging town she came from increased their tourism with Friday night festivals and suggested it would work for Newport.

Another audience member suggested another hotel would entice people to stay overnight and provide more taxes. Coelho requested a workshop to discuss the possibilities of the festivals before October. The need for volunteers was one of the themes of the meeting. Sands was adamant that volunteers were needed. “If it weren’t for the people sitting around me there wouldn’t have been an Easter egg hunt at all,” Sands said, referring See Newport, 7A


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County’s newest employees start By Caneel Johnson Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Two of the county’s newest employees started their new positions last week. Terra Sirevog, the county’s new human resource manager, comes from Anchorage, Alaska. She made the five-day, 2,400-mile drive with her partner and his three children last Sirevog week. The move will bring the Alaska native closer to family. Her father, Grant Sirevog, is the undersheriff for Pend Oreille County. “I was looking for a small town that had the option to build a home,” Sirevog said. “There is not a lot of opportunity for construction in Alaska, and I love having four seasons.” Sirevog’s first day was Monday, July 2. There were 28 applications

submitted for the position and six people were called, but only three people showed up for the interview. She left a human resources job at Southcentral Foundation medical facility, where she was employed for six months, to move here. She replaced Spencer Shanholtzer who left the county to pursue a job at the Inland Empire paper. Sirevog was a manager for Alaska Airlines for 20 years before that. “I am excited to be here, and I look forward to being here for a long time,” Sirevog said. The new clerk of the board is Crystal Zieske from Priest River. Zieske comes to the position from 22 years as a special services administrative assistant for the special educations department in the West Bonner County School District. “It was perfect timing that this position opened up,” Zieske said. “I loved the teamwork at my previous job, but I was looking for something new, and I was already involved in

the community here.” She says both her and her husband’s parents live in the area. Zeiske and her husband of 33 years, John, have two children Amber, 30, and John, 27. The Zeiskes love backpacking around the area. She graduated from Priest River High School. “I feel like it is one big community,” Zeiske said in reference to Priest River and NewZeiske port. Zieske’s first day was Monday, June 25. There were 15 applications for the position, and six people were interviewed. She was able to have the former clerk Rhonda Cary train her for one week before being in her own. Cary moved to Arizona. “It was invaluable,” Zeiske said. “I am looking forward to learning a new position and meeting new people.”


IONE – The Selkirk School District Board of Directors will hold their July regular meet-

ing Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m., at the Selkirk Middle/High School Music Room.

Pend Oreille County’s general fund bigger than expected By Caneel Johnson Of The Miner

NEWPORT – The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program has been approved for this year. “Getting PILT approved is the biggest budget dilemma that we face every year,” Pend Oreille County Treasurer Terry Miller said. PILT is federal funding that replaces the property taxes that would have been collected if the federal forestland was private. The expected PILT funds this year will be $1,404,200, a sizeable part of the county’s general fund budget. The Secure Rural Schools program and PILT are both Title I federal funds. The Secure Rural Schools funds are based on the county’s share of receipts from its parks and forests. SRS is awarded in February. Half of those funds go toward roads and half goes to schools. Because they are both Title I funds, the federal government subtracts the SRS amount from PILT that is awarded in June.

The 2017 portion of the SRS funds was $75,325, which is $316,135 less than 2016. The huge reduction in funds is because the SRS budget was not approved. It has not been approved since 2015 according to a press release from the office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger, R-Wash. The law states that if the government does not approve appropriations for the SRS program the funding reverts back to 25 percent of the receipts from the parks and forests. Because the appropriations were not were not approved the funds reverted back to the 25 percent, which totaled $75,325. This means that the county’s general fund will be larger than previous years. After taking out the $75,325 SRS money that was awarded in February, the general fund will be left with $1,328,875 in PILT money. “It is great, but I told the commissioners not to expect the same thing next year,” Miller said.

The SRS was approved for two years so the funding will be closer to the $400,000 it usually is, which will decrease the amount that goes to the general fund. The county received the funds this June. Next year’s PILT is projected to be $1,404,200 minus the $351,442 that was used for the SRS in 2018, which will leave the general fund with $1,052,758.


Another big source of revenue for the county is the PUD Privilege Tax. It has been distributed to the county as well. The total the PUD was responsible for was $422,410. Newport received $20,701, Ione received $4,373, Metaline Falls received $2,334, Metaline received $1,666, Cusick received $1,985, and the county received the remainder of $391,348.


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lette rs policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. Letters should be typed and submitted to The Miner office no later than 5 p.m. Friday for publication the following Wednesday. No letter will be published unless it is signed by at least one individual, even if the letter represents the view of a group. The letter must include a telephone number and address for authentication. The Miner reserves the right to edit letters. Political letters will not be published the last issue before an election. Letters will be printed as space allows.

Council finally hears what we’ve all been thinking


rying to start something new around here isn’t easy, but it’s not for lack of trying. There’s a plethora of reasons new ideas are turned down: “There won’t be enough volunteers,” “What about insurance?” “That’s not how we used to do it,” are a few of the favorite excuses heard ad naseum. Last week, local business owner Rob Owen addressed the Newport City Council and said what many of us have been thinking. There is a serious lack of “can-do” attitude plaguing our city elected officials and their staff. And let’s remember, they are elected. They work for the people who live here, not for themselves. The instances where the Newport City Council has been less than hospitable are numerous, and their excuses are getting tired. Mayor Shirley Sands said that only because of her and the city council did the annual Easter egg hunt happen in Newport City Park this year. That’s simply not true. The Newport Priest River Rotary Club, the Newport Soroptimists and the Newport School District have all helped out with time and/or money. This year, the Newport Library tried to help, but because of a lack of communication they weren’t given the opportunity. And let’s not rehash again what happened to the Farmers Market. Now the city is talking about closing public restrooms during the busiest tourist weekend of the year? Are you kidding me? The Rotary Club is in its second year of excursion train rides, a massive undertaking that requires volunteers all summer and fall. And there hasn’t been a volunteer problem yet. As evidenced by resident Sandy Coelho’s comments at that same city council meeting, there are lots of people who are looking for something to do around here. But we know from experience, that trying to start something new, something that will benefit all of us, is met with nothing but pushback and obstacles. The potential around here is boundless. If we just tweak our thinking and loosen our grip on the way we think things “should be,” a lot can happen. -MCN

For your sad sack single friends You know who they are: The ones who talk about their romantic relationships like they are subconsciously channeling the first draft of a Tolstoy novel, who refer to the opposite sex in terms of scarcity, like Prince Charming or Lady Fair is hiding out on a magical island of incandescent super heroes we mere mortals are not privy to. Our friends who continually cast their pearls before swine, like they think that pig is going to find them the emotional equivalent S o p h i E ’ s of thousand dollar truffles. To those lovelorn loners, allow me C HOI C E to say that I get it, I really do. There was a time in my life where I thought Sophia I was doomed to a prolonged memaldous bership in the Lonely Hearts Club (careful, your eyes will sink into your skull if you roll them any harder). However, so many years, hard lessons learned, and pints of Häagen-Dazs later, I know that’s not true. It’s not true for you either; it’s just a really handy, seemingly wistful excuse not to have to put ourselves out there. Not too long ago, I was talking with a single guy friend that I was attempting to set up with a girlfriend of mine that lives in Spokane. He was starting to anticipate the societal deadline of being in a committed relationship and on his way to two kids, a dog and a white picket fence before he hit the big 3-0, which was just a couple years away. Living in a small town, it often feels like the dating pool is more of a puddle, so I thought it would be a good idea for him to get out of his bubble. The conversation went something like this: “Hey, I have a friend in Spokane I think you might like to meet. She just moved back to the area and is looking to make friends. We should all hang out this weekend.” “Are you trying to set me up on a date?” “If you like her and she likes you, it’s possible.” “Nah thanks. I don’t want to have to drive to Spokane to go on dates.” “But I thought you said you were looking for a relationship?” “I am, but Spokane is too far.” (Insert sounds of crickets chirping as my brain processes this) “So, what are you doing to meet people?” “You can’t plan these things, Sophia, it just happens.” While I’m glad we no longer live in a time when marriages were planned down to the dowry, and love be damned, if you’re not meeting people and just sitting around waiting for kismet to drop the perfect relationship in your lap, then no, you most likely won’t date, much less find someone who wants to adoringly overlook your faults for the rest of their life. From a tender age, we’re imbued with the message that love is someSee Sophie, 5A

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yo u r o p i n i o n Trump trying to solve immigration problem To the editor, I want it to be known that I’m not a racist. But because I voted and support the president on everything he does, I am a racist by the leftist standards. Some people can’t tell the truth about immigration. This problem has been going on for over 30 years and the president is trying to get it done right. He didn’t separate families, that was done by previous parties. The president is trying to get the families back together. The fault of the problem is on the parents of the children. It’s a crime to cross the border illegally, which they are aware of. As for MS-13, they are very bad people, or animals, as Trump calls them. Anybody going around cutting peoples heads off and dismembering people should be called animals, worse than Charles Manson. By the way, Mr. Scobby, if the MS13 gang shows up, I will send them your way. If you want to call me racist and the rest of my friends, so be it. By all means we were all taught the same back then just like you said Mr. Scobby. It’s too bad you still struggle with it on a daily basis, when the rest of us have overcome the racism we were taught. So maybe you shouldn’t go around pointing your finger at Trump’s racists, as you call them. -Thomas Dishaw Diamond Lake

I am conservative and progressive. Do I have to be a Republican or a Democrat? To the editor, Growing up in North

Central Montana in the 50s, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They were homesteaders who became small business owners. Family was most important. Religion, education, literature, arts, and sports were part of family life. So was working hard, taking responsibility for one’s life, being independent, treating all people with respect, and reaching out to people less fortunate. Politically theirs was a divided household. My grandmother was a Democrat, my grandfather a Republican. They took their voting responsibility very seriously. Voting is in my genes. When I cast my ballot, I hear my grandfather’s voice about taking responsibility for one’s life and being independent in one ear. In the other I hear my grandmother talking about treating all people with respect and reaching out to those less fortunate. When I enter the voting booth party affiliation becomes secondary to candidate qualifications and basic principles. I am a registered Democrat but I have voted for Republicans in county, state, and national elections. The candidate who best shares the values passed to me by both grandparents is the one who receives my vote. I hope that in November the best candidate for the job gets your vote. -Ken Meyers Sagle

Substance abuse a top priority for Blakeslee To the editor, Glenn Blakeslee, Sergeant in the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office, is a Republican candidate for Sheriff of Pend Oreille County. Blakeslee’s response to a question (are you going to

reade r’s poll Visit The Miner Online to answer our readers’ poll question through Monday afternoon. Find it on the right-hand side of the page at The results will be printed next week on this page. You need not be a subscriber to participate. If you have any ideas for future readers’ poll questions, submit them at

President Donald Trump nominated conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. Do you think the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court means the end of legal abortion in the U.S.? Yes, I hope so. Elections have consequences and the conservatives won. No, there have been many Supreme Court Justices nominated by anti-abortion Republican presidents and Roe V. Wade still stands.

address the drug problem in this county?) was “absolutely.” We have a responsibility to protect all county citizens, but have primary responsibility in the areas of the county, while Newport has their own police department. Crossover partnering of all neighboring law enforcement agencies will continue to be utilized to target illegal drug operations. Substance abuse in all forms will be a top priority. Issues on safeguarding medications and underage drinking will be addressed with school authorities and concerned parents. Getting the community involved through various settings and meetings will be beneficial in eradicating the drug problem in the county. Join me in my support of Glenn Blakeslee for Sheriff of Pend Oreille County. -Ron Niederbrach Newport

Short silent at border Town Hall To the editor, At a Town Hall meeting in Colville on 6/28/18, concerning hours of operations for seven of the 11 border crossings that are within our 7th district. Bulleted items of concern to our local citizenry: • The meeting was in Colville, problematic for stakeholders that have to cross a mountain pass. • Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) admitted that input from members of the communities impacted were not sought out for input (this includes business owners, and individuals who need access to the border for both work, recreation and the Canadians who frequent our area for both work and recreation). • In attendance were Johnna Exner, Ferry

County Commissioner, Steve Kiss, Pend Oreille Commissioner, Pete Daggett the Mayor of Metaline and Andrew Engell from Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Colville office and Washington State Senator Shelly Short who did arrive, albeit late, and took notes. They all spoke in opposition with the lone exception being Senator Short who made no comments. • Citizen Karen Hardy did speak at the end of the meeting, requesting new measurements regarding the impact of this change and needs to include all stakeholders. • Karen made the last comment of the evening in support of the people in the 7th district and the hardship experienced by reducing the border hours of operation. • After the town hall, many thanked Ms. Hardy for speaking up and thanked her for taking the time to be there. People are looking for a leader, an advocate and representation. Shelly Short has proved once more she is not. Karen Hardy is running for the State Senate against Shelley Short, says her slogan is “Standing Tall,” that’s what she did at the town hall and that’s what she’ll continue to do. Vote Karen Hardy so we won’t keep coming up Short. -Jacqueline M. Ostendorf Curlew

Zakar best choice for PUD To the editor, Fred Zakar is running for PUD commissioner No.1. He retired in October 2016 from the PUD, after 22 years. He is a straightshooting, no nonsense See LETTERS, 5A

r e a d e r ’ s p o l l r e s u lt s Do you think the Supreme Court made the right decision in ruling unions can’t require members to pay for collective bargaining?


Yes, it’s long overdue and a ruling that likely would have come about sooner if Justice Antonin Scalia hadn’t died in 2016. It simply isn’t right to force public sector workers to pay for speech they don’t believe in.

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No, it’s just another example of a conservative plutocracy undoing labor rights. It has nothing to do with free speech and everything to do with union busting.

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individual. Fred Zakar has been my neighbor for 25 years. We are a small community in our neighborhood. He is always helping one neighbor or another: plowing the snow, moving gravel/sand, digging ditches, moving tree debris. He even contacted the local postmaster to get approval to move our mailboxes so the snowplow trucks wouldn’t continue to destroy them. I urge you to give your support and vote to Fred Zakar for PUD Commissioner No. 1. -Anita King Sacheen Lake

Supports Manus for county commissioner To the editor, I am writing this letter in support of Mike Manus for Pend Oreille County Commissioner. My grandparents moved to this county in the early 1960s. My parents owned property north of Cusick, and I grew up loving this land. Poverty has always been the worst problem this county has ever suffered. I grew up directly across from the Kalispel Indian Reservation. I watched those good people suffer the effects of extreme poverty. It is such a pleasure and joy see the positive changes in their community and by extension in ours since their community has established the casino. While that industry is not located in our county, the positive effects are felt here. I remember when Ponderay Newsprint was first proposed. The public outcry was similar to the outcry heard now with the proposed Pac West smelter. I’m sure we each know several families whose standard of living has been dramatically improved through employment at the paper mill. Mike has been instrumental in the effort for economic development in our county. It takes significant vision and strength to move our county economy forward.

the people opposing them will line up in our streets to fight. When Trump views fellow humans as an infestation and labels them criminals, he takes away their humanity. Mistreatment and malice are then morally and legally justified with racism. America becomes a country of fear and hate rather than a shining beacon of hope. Millions of people live in the USA without a legal status. Most of them work under the table for their Supports Zakar for PUD American employers. The rest of us benefit from the commissioner fruits of their illegal labor. To the editor, Americans’ desire for I am writing this letter to illegal drugs complicates endorse Fred Zakar for the the immigration issue. The position of P.U.D. commissooner we legalize drugs, sioner number 1. the crime associated with Fred worked for the Pend the distribution of drugs Oreille P.U.D. for 22 years. will be eliminated. Pot is That experiences has given now available at a store him the knowledge and the background needed to be in a leadership position. Fred and I have been neighbors for over 20 years. He is known in our Reeds Landing community as a generous giver of his time, humor and talents. Fred is always ready to help any of us who are in need. Fred Zakar’s professional experience and his personal qualities make him the obvious choice for P.U.D. No. 1 commissioner position. -Cheryl Schoesler Sacheen Lake

The lack of civility by some toward our elected officials has been astounding. Mike’s efforts for economic development in our county do not go unseen or unappreciated by the silent majority. His war on poverty in our county should be strongly supported. My husband and I strongly support Mike Manus for Commissioner of Pend Oreille County. -Martha Winje, PA-C Newport

Cartels, gangs disappear if drugs legalized To the editor, Immigration built our country and racism nearly destroyed it. Visit a Civil War battlefield and see where Americans lined up by the tens of thousands and killed each other over the racism of slavery. Now history is about to repeat itself with President Trump’s war on immigration and people illegally residing in America. Thanks to the president’s ugly leadership and poor example, racist Americans are being freed from the stigma of their racism. Racists and


rather than a back alley in the middle of the night. Illegal drug importation across our borders dries up overnight. Street gangs lose most of their reason for existence. Central American countries would regain control when drug cartels have no U.S. customers. Many immigrants would return home solving much of the immigration issue. The alternative is to hire more ICE agents, build more detention centers and erect a border wall as a monument to stupidity. We love the cheap goods and services provided by illegal immigrant labor. We desire the illegal drugs illegally imported from Central America, and we love the feeling of superiority that racism provides. -Pete Scobby Newport

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for exceptional overall performance. Presenting the award at the mill was Frank O’Toole, President of Gannett Supply. Through an extensive survey process covering

more than 120 print sites, Gannett Supply rated its suppliers on quality, delivery and service. These scores determined 80 percent of the Supplier of the Year award, with the

remaining 20 percent linked to supplier sustainability, trust and overall support. Gannett Supply sources ink, plates and other raw materials used by Gannett Co., Inc. in its publishing operations. Ponderay has been a supplier of Gannett for more than 20 years. “We are pleased to recognize Ponderay with our Supplier of the Year award. The mill has provided exceptional service and support to our many pressrooms and achieved high marks across our survey that ranked them first in service, second in quality and third in delivery. We also deeply value Ponderay’s commitment to the environment through their sustainability certifications,” O’Toole said.

As part of the award, Gannett is donating a total of $10,000 to two charities selected by Ponderay: Youth Emergency Services of Pend Oreille County (Y.E.S.), supporting homeless and at-risk youth, and the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation, in support of the Healthy Kids Snack Bags and Reach Out and Read programs. “At Ponderay, we take customer service and product quality very seriously. This makes a big difference to our customers and sets us apart from our competitors,” said Myron Johnson, General Manager of the Ponderay mill. “Our employees understand that, and deserve the credit for the award.” This is the second honor

Ponderay has received in the last year. In October 2017, the mill received the Environmental Excellence Award from the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association for reducing its carbon emissions, improving its overall energy efficiency and for lowering its water consumption levels. Ponderay Newsprint Company is an unconsolidated partnership in which Resolute Forest Products Inc. has a 40 percent interest, with the remaining 60 percent owned by subsidiaries of several large publishing companies. In operation since 1989, the newsprint mill has an annual production capacity of 226,000 metric tons and employs close to 150 people.

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the end of July. Council also received a request from a resident for a speed limit sign on Old Diamond Mill Road going down toward Mary’s Feed and Farm. Councilmember Susan Jones said she has received complaints regarding vehicles coming in to the business’s parking lot too fast. The speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

Members of American Legion Post No. 155 of Oldtown also attended the council meeting, following up with the town regarding their request to build a veterans’ memorial gazebo and flagpole on the town hall’s lawn. The structure would be about 14 square feet, said Orr, and would include picnic benches and a plaque commemorating local veterans. Post Commander Bruce Taylor said the legion

would also like to plant three decorative trees on the property along the street. Orr said the town was open to the idea of the project and asked Taylor to meet with him at a later date to discuss the project in more detail. Taylor also praised the generosity of the community toward the American Legion, saying that the post raised $1,000 in raffle sales at the Newport Rodeo last month.


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ture, roads, water and other projects that are designed to promote growth. He also worked as the senior city engineer in Kennewick and owned a tourism business in the Tri Cities. He is currently the city manager in Umatilla, Ore. He is looking forward to bringing his experience to Newport. “Newport is on the verge of greatness and I want to be a part of it,” Pellegerbg said. He said he feels comfortable stepping into the position with his experience. He has been very successful in his past revitalization projects, and is looking forward to doing it here. “Looking around the city council meeting I could see that the property and business owners are poised and ready to get the ball rolling,” said Pel-

leberg. “There is a lot of support and enthusiasm.” He has been following Newport’s progress and looking at the road works and infrastructure. He thanked his predecessor, Ray King, for the job he did. King left a strong foundation to build from. “I am ready to hit the ground running,” Pelleberg said. The first thing he is going to do is sit down with the mayor and the council to get a pulse of the goals and plans for the future. City council member Mark Zorica was on the hiring committee. He thinks they made a good pick. “It is great for the city and the people,” Zorica said. “Ray did a great job and we were worried about finding someone to replace him, but Russ is well qualified and a great fit for the position. I can’t wait for him to start.”

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to council members. “I spent my own hard earned money to purchase eggs and candy because there was no way I would be mayor of a town that had no Easter egg hunt.” Coelho said she had a hard time finding places to volunteer when she first arrived. She went to the sheriff to see if there was anything she could help with, and was told there was not, so she decided to bring them coffee and doughnuts once a month. She said she went to the school to see if they needed volunteers, but the only thing that was available would not work for her schedule. Sands stressed that she should join the Chamber of Commerce. It is in desperate need of volunteers. Owen made his plea for volunteers to the anti-smelter people in the audience. “What I ask of CANSS and Responsible Growth NE Washington is that you remain just as active in the community after the smelter issues is resolved as you are now,” Owen said. “This issue has brought many of you to the forefront that have never been involved before. Stay active, the community needs you.” Smelter opponents Mike Naylor and Tracy Morgan were there to discuss water. Morgan said the PacWest had said they would use Newport city water in the letter to Department of Ecology. Naylor wanted the council to know about the danger to the city’s water recharge area that a smelter would bring. He suggested the city ask for a National Environmental Policy Act review. Sands said that the city could not supply the smelter with water. The property they would build it on is not in the city nor is it adjacent to the city, one of the requirements to annex it into the city.

Other council business included the need for a new meter at the Historical Society. There is a leak in one of the sprinkler systems and it needs to be fixed or shut off and be tied into another line. Duxbury explained that suspicious activity and speeding ticket numbers were up because there were more officers on patrol and they were doing their job. The patrols for the rodeo weekend went seamlessly, he said. The

council approved the shift changes, and the mutual aid agreement between Newport and Bonner County. The new city manager, Russ Pelleberg, signed his contract at the meeting and will officially start in August. (See related story) The next city council meeting has been moved to Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Sands and mayor pro-tem Keith Campbell will be unable to make the meeting, as they are out of town on business.

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Christine had gone to Mitchell’s IGA in Priest River on March 25, 2004. Stephen Lott said that at approximately 11 a.m., he saw Christine talking on a pay phone at the store, and then get into a red pickup in the store parking lot. BCSO continued interviews and searched for Christine throughout Bonner County. Her body was discovered by a hunter off Forest Service Road 499 in Kootenai County in February 2016. According to Lakewold, the lead detective on the case, Gary Johnson, continued conducting more interviews and reanalyzing the evidence, which continued to point to Stephen. In a statement issued Thursday, July 5 from BCSO, a letter written by Stephen in recent months held information contradictory to what he told detectives in early interviews. Lakewold said the letter, which was obtained from a “cooperating family member” said Christine Lott had died in Bonner County from suicide. Lakewold added that Stephen Lott relayed his original narrative to law enforcement for years until BCSO’s discovery of the letter this June. “The tenacity on the part of our detectives, particularly Detective Johnson in bringing this case to a conclusion is much appreciated,” said Lakewold. “With the help of law enforcement in Kootenai County and Murfreesboro, Tenn. We were able to make this arrest.” Lott was brought back to Bonner County on July 3 after being extradited from Tennessee. During his first appearance in court Thursday, July 5 he was charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held in Bonner County Jail on a $1 million bond. He has also been charged with failing to notify the coroner of a death, which is also a felony. Lakewold said BCSO is actively working on a small handful of cold cases like the Lott murder. He added that the April 2017 murder of Shirley Ramey in Hope and December 2017 murder of George Andres in Clark Fork are not considered “even remotely cold” and that BCSO detectives are doing work “weekly, if not daily” on those two cases. Another case that he said he would not comment on involves a 25-year-old homicide.

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Free movies in the park back this Saturday PRIEST RIVER – Free movies in the park returns this weekend at Priest River City Park with a showing of The Greatest Showman Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. On Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m., the Pixar film Coco will be shown at the Newport City Park. Movies are free to the public. People are responsible for bringing their own seating. There will be free activities one hour prior to each movie hosted by the Pend Oreille County Library District in Newport and West Bonner Library District in Priest River. The food trailer “Roxy’s Fair Food” will be present at all events selling turkey legs, hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, drinks and more. On Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. Beauty and The Beast will show in Priest River City Park, followed by Jumanji in Newport City Park Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.

Big Summer Cool Down at House of The Lord OLDTOWN – The house of The Lord Church hosts The Big Summer Cool Down Saturday, July 14, 3-7 p.m. The familyfriendly event will have waterslides, hot dogs, a slip and slide and water balloons. The event is free and open to the public. Wear clothes suitable for getting wet. House of The Lord Church is located at 754 Silver Birch Lane in Oldtown.

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One Act Play Festival, annual barbecue coming up NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Playhouse has a lot of activity going on, and volunteers and actors are needed for upcoming productions and to help with fundraising and community support. The One Act Play Festival is coming up Friday, July 20 and Saturday, 21 and features six brand-new unpublished plays. The audience is encouraged to vote for their favorite and provide feedback. For more information on ticket prices, contact the Playhouse at 509-447-9900 or email mail@pendoreilleplayers.

Library provides hub to connect Cynthia Byerley of Create Art Center does crafts with a youth at the Newport Connects event at the Newport Library Saturday, June 30. The event occurred after business hours and brought a variety of service and resource vendors to the library, including WISE counseling, foster care, non-profits and others.


org. The public is invited to the annual Pend Oreille Playhouse Barbecue Sunday, July 22, 1-3 p.m. There will be free lunch and spirits tasting by Two Loons Distillery. Board officers will be elected. To know more about the Pend Oreille Playhouse and be a part of keeping theatrical arts vibrant in the Pend Oreille River Valley, this event is a good place to get started. For more information, including ticket prices and sustaining memberships, go to

Singer, puppeteer bringing free concerts to area NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Library District is bringing folksongs and puppetry to the area for a series of three performances. Red Yarn is a performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into a high-energy show for all ages. He will perform Tuesday, July 31 at the Cutter Theatre at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, he will perform at the

Calispel Valley Library in Cusick at 11 a.m., then in the Newport City Park at 2 p.m. People attending the performance in the park should ring their own chairs and blankets for seating. The Kalispel Tribe funds the concerts, so admittance is free. Get a preview of Red Yarn’s music at com/user/redyarnfilms.

Courtesy photo|Red Yarn

Red Yarn (Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who combines folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows.

we e k ah ead Wednesday, July 11 Rotary Club: 8 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Newport TOPS: 8:30 a.m. Hospitality House Overeaters Anonymous: 9 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use front entrance. Contact Barb at 509-4470775. Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Story Time - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick: 11 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River Lioness Meeting: 11:45 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center Home and Community Educators Diamond Lake Club: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971 Weavers’ Group: Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-665-5921 for s

Thursday, July 12 Alcoholic’s Anonymous Women’s meeting: 10 a.m. - Rotary Club, Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown Line Dancing: 11 a.m. Priest River Senior Center UCC Non-Denominational Bible Study Group: 10 a.m. - United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third St., Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Priest River Library Quilters Meet: 11 a.m. Priest River Senior Center Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Home and Community Educators Dalkena Club: Noon - Call Bonnie Witt 509-447-3647 or Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781

Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport

Priest River Food Bank Open: 9-11:45 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center

Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. Priest River Assembly of God Church

Priest River Food Bank Open: 3-5:45 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Family Movie Night: 5:308 p.m. - Newport Library BASIC Meeting: 6 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Pend Oreille Kids’ Club: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

Line Dancing: 10 a.m. Priest River Senior Center

Happy Agers Meeting and Potluck: Noon - Priest River Senior Center

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Youth ~6:30 p.m. Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265


Story Time: 3 p.m. - Newport Library

S.S. ~ 9:15 • Worship ~ 10:45 a.m. Family Night, Wednesday ~ 7 p.m. (Bible and Youth Clubs) Pastor Steve Powers - 509-447-3687

Dance Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport


Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Catholic Church

Saturday, July 14 Books out Back: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Priest River Library Kids Movie Club: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - Newport Library Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Sunday, July 15 Newport Youth: 4 p.m. Sadie Halstead Middle School Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Monday, July 16 Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

Tuesday, July 17 Blanchard Stitchers’ Quilting Session: 9 a.m. to noon - Blanchard Community Center Families For Kids and DCFS: 9-11 a.m. - 1600 W. First St., Newport

Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting – Pine Ridge Community Church, 1428 W. First

St., Newport Priest River Chamber of Commerce Dinner Meeting: 5:30 p.m. - Rotating Restaurants Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church

Where to Worship

Friday, July 13 Books Out Back: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Priest River Library

Soroptimist International of Newport Social Meeting: 12-1 p.m. – Pine Ridge Community Church

of Diamond Lake Corner of North Shore Road and Jorgens Road Informal Family-style Worship Sundays 10:00 a.m.


36245 Hwy 41, Oldtown, ID Sunday School 10 a.m. for all ages Sunday Worship - 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study 6 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 208-437-0150


3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Thursday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Pastor Becky Anderson 509-447-4121

LIFELINE MINISTRIES Full Gospel - Spirit Filled 214 S. Montana Ave., Oldtown 916-671-4460 Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Friday Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer 4:30 p.m. Pastor Jim McDonald


BAHÁ’Í FAITH OF NEWPORT Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 “Through His potency everything that 612 W. First St., Sat. - 4 p.m., Sun. - 11 a.m. hath, from time immemorial, been veiled Usk: St. Jude’s 111 River Rd., and hidden, is now revealed.” Sat. 5:30 p.m. Please call 509-550-2035 for the next Usk: Our Lady of Sorrows scheduled devotional. Wonderful 1981 LeClerc Creek Rd. resources can be found at Sun. - 1st & 2nd - 5:30pm and Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, NEWPORT FIRST 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., BAPTIST CHURCH Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m. “Sharing Christ As He Is, With People As They Are” 2nd & Spokane Sts HOUSE OF THE LORD 447-3846 754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 9 a.m. Sunday School ‘’Contemporary Worship’’ 10:15 a.m. Worship Service Sun. ~ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Real 4 Life - College ages “Jesus Youth Church” 3rd & 4th Mondays Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 p.m. The Immortals Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032 (13-High School ) Thur. 7-9 Pastor Rob Malcolm

REAL LIFE NEWPORT “Where Jesus and Real Life Meet.” Worship Time: Sunday 9:30 a.m., at the Newport High School Real Life Ministries office, 420 4th St. Newport, WA Office Phone: (509) 447-2164



332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Worship Service 10 a.m. (509) 447-4338


Saturdays, 10:00a.m. Diamond Lake 301 W. Spruce St, Newport 326002 Highway 2 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Pastor R. Shannon Chasteen Edgemere - 5161 Vay Rd 11:00a.m. (864) 378-7056 Bible preaching, God Newport - 777 Lilac Ln 10:40a.m. honoring music


1 mile S. of Newport on Hwy. 2 447-3742 Pastor Rob Greenslade Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Weds. 6:30 p.m.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 180 Osprey Lane Priest River 208-448-2724 Sunday School 10:00a.m. Sunday Service 11:00a.m. Elder Led


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They came, they saw, they raced

he 9th annual Run What You Brung drag races was back in full force Saturday, July 7, with 48 riders racing and 70 vendors setting up in Oldtown. Prizes were awarded and Rusty Coones from the television show “Sons of Anarchy” attended the event to visit with fans and sign autographs.

All photos by Sophia Aldous.

Bikers head to the starting line; the one in front sports a Captain America symbol on his windshield.

Husband and wife team and event volunteers show off their motorcycle jackets.

Bikes aren’t just for boys: This woman prepares to race.

And they’re off! Motorcyclists take off from the starting line.

“Hey, nice bike!” A member of security chats with a rider before he heads to the track.

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obituari es Michelle Balazs Newport

Michelle Ralene Balazs, born May 19, 1971, passed away July 1, 2018, in her home, surrounded by beautiBalazs ful, peaceful scenery, which she always loved. She was born in Spokane, Wash., to David L. Balazs and Susan J. Ball Balazs. She attended West Valley High School, Ricks College and Spokane Community College. She had various occupations, including entrepreneurship, but most of all loved being a mother. She is survived by her parents; sons Jordan Balazs, Forrest Jeanneret and Ethan Balazs; brothers Eric Balazs (Julie) and Joshua Balazs; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be missed greatly and loved ones look forward to a heavenly reunion. Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Lyle G. Berendt Newport

Lyle Gordon Berendt was born Aug. 17, 1949, in Newport, Wash., and went to his Lord and Savior July 2, 2018. He was 68. Lyle spent his childhood

on the family ranch outside of Cusick. He graduated as a 12-year senior from Cusick High School where he participated in all three sports, being somewhat of a football legend. It Berendt was at Cusick where he met his sweetheart Gail Boggs and the two were married in 1969. There wasn’t a harder worker than Lyle. At one point in his younger years he held three jobs at one time. Farming was his favorite occupation, but over the years he owned a feed store, co-owned a construction company with his brother, Dan, drove truck for the county, remodeled homes, worked in the woods, and was employed by PVF until his retirement in 2003. Lyle had a variety of activities including hunting, fishing, restoring tractors, ATV riding, rock hounding and gardening, but his heart’s greatest love was spending time with his grandson Connor. Connor and Lyle shared an unbreakable bond that only a grandfather and his grandson could share. Lyle is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail, son Lane Berendt, daughter Melody Brown, grandson Connor Brown, brothers

P u bl i c m e e t i n g s Wednesday, July 11 Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - Courthouse Conference Room, 625 Fourth St., Newport Pend Oreille Conservation District Board: 9:30 a.m. - Newport Post Office Building Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Board: 5 p.m. - Sacheen Fire Station, Highway 211 Bonner County Democrats: 6:30-8 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint West Bonner Water and Sewer District: 6:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall Metaline Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Town Hall

Monday, July 16 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. - Priest River City Hall Newport City Council: 6 p.m. - Newport City Hall Pend Oreille Fire District No. 8 Board: 7 p.m. - Fire Station at Spring Valley and Tweedie Roads

Tuesday, July 17 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m.

- Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. Newport PUD Offices Cusick School Board: 3:30 p.m. - Cusick High School Library West Pend Oreille Fire District Board: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Station on Highway 57 Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint

Wednesday, July 18 Pend Oreille Economic Development Council: 8:30 a.m. - Newport High School Multipurpose Room Diamond Lake Water and Sewer District Board: 10 a.m. - District Office Pend Oreille County Park Board: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. Dalkena Fire Station West Bonner County School Board: 6 p.m. District Office, Priest River Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

Dan and Paul Berendt and his mother Marjory Berendt. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Berendt. It was Lyle’s wish that no service be held, instead please toast in his mem-

ory. Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Raymond Robert Bostrom Medical Lake

Raymond Robert Bostrom, a longtime resident of Oldtown, Idaho, passed away at his home in Medical Lake, Wash.,

May 22, 2018, of natural causes. He was 56. Ray was born Oct. 19, 1960. He attended Idaho Hill Elementary School and was a 1980 graduate of Newport High School, See obituaries, 4B

po li c e r e po rts 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.

Monday, July 2 ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 20, report of a deer needs that need to be dispatched. THEFT-WATERCRAFT: Hwy. 211, Newport, report of a boat stolen from a residence. FATAL ACCIDENT: LeClerc Road S., Usk report of male in UTV accident.

of Newport was arrested for trespassing. FIRE: Hwy. 20, report of a large pile burning in the field. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report of a motorcycle accident one subject was injured. LITTERING: McCloud Creek Road, Newport, report that a person dumped a truckload of garbage off the road. RECOVERED VEHICLE: LeClerc Road N., Cusick DRUGS: Buffalo Lane, Cusick SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Elmers Loop, Newport, report that someone is living in the truck parked behind property. FIRE-SMOKE ONLY: 2nd Ave., Cusick, report of black smoke coming up near house in Cusick unknown address. ARREST: W. Walnut St., Newport, Melissa S. Dick, 41, of Spokane, was arrested for theft. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: W. 5th St., report that an officer is out with three juveniles two males and one female. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 20, report of a light blue Ford possible DUI.

FRAUD: Sicley Road, Cusick, report that someone opened a Verizon account in her name and the amount total’s $6,000.

ASSAULT: Sacheen Terrace Drive, report that a subject pulled a knife on him. The suspect is wearing shorts and a cowboy hat.

THEFT: W. Walnut St., report that someone broke into fireworks stand last night.

POSSIBLE DUI: Hwy. 2, report of a possible DUI headed into town.

ABANDONED VEHICLE: Snowberry Lane, report of a dark blue PT Cruiser off in the ditch with no plates has been there for about a week.

ARREST: Boat Launch Road, Newport Ryan C., Bohr, 29, of Spokane was arrested for an out of county warrant.

ARREST: S. Washington Ave., Newport, Jonathan M. Norman, 28, of Newport was arrested for Department of Corrections detainer. FIREWORKS: S. Cass Ave., Newport, report of a group of kids lighting off some type of fireball firework and tossing it back and forth. ARREST: Hwy. 20, Nicholas G. Johnson, 40, of Stevens County was arrested on violation of order. MISSING PERSON: State Route 2, report that a camper went looking for cell phone and has been missing since 2 p.m. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: N. Newport Ave., Newport, report of suspicious male in the restaurant. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: Farber Lane, Cusick report that their lights are flickering on and off and heard someone in garage, which is attached to the house. MISSING PERSON: Bergen Road, Newport, report that complainant’s 15-year-old daughter has been missing since 8 p.m. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL: N. Fea Ave., Newport, report that complainants wife put her hands on him. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Spring Valley Road, Newport, report of a multi colored 70’s Chevy pick up blocking southbound lane and complainant almost hit it.

Tuesday, July 3 ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report that a vehicle hit a deer. FOUND PROPERTY: S. Newport Ave., Newport, report that a bicycle has been sitting in the alley for the last two days. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, Cusick, report that a blue Prius hit a deer. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Lone Pine Road, Newport, report that three very aggressive pit bulls ran onto property and were chasing her horses. JUVENILE PROBLEM: S. Union Ave., Newport, report that an officer is out with two kids near railroad tracks behind Pend Oreille Playhouse. JUVENILE PROBLEM: W. 7th St., Newport, report that complainant’s son is being physical. ERRATIC DRIVER: N. Spokane Ave., Newport, report of a known female driving erratically and tried to run them off the roadway.

Wednesday, July 4 ARREST: Elmers Loop, Newport, James F., Snyder, 43,

THREATENING: LeClerc Road N., Ione, report that complainant was threatened by a man that said he would shoot the complainant and have a deputy get him. DISTURBANCE: W. 4th St., report that there was a fight and someone was bleeding ARREST: Jason R. Sijon, 29, of Cusick was arrested for out of county warrants. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Hwy. 2, Newport, report that an officer is out with suspicious vehicle.

Thursday, June 5 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Scotia Road, report of a vehicle upside down in ditch, no one is inside it. ASSAULT: Newport, report that a juvenile female says she was assaulted. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Veit Road, repot of a suspicious trailer that was partially blocking. ACCIDENT: Sullivan Lake Road, report of a motorcycle accident, no one was injured. HARASSMENT: W. Kelly Drive, report that complainant’s ex is harassing. BURGLARY: Lenora Drive, report that a shop was broken into between last night and this morning. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: Driskill Road, report that a known subject is trying to run complainant off the road. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of a vehicle all over the roadway and driving into oncoming traffic. ATTEMPT-LOCATE: Doreen Drive, report of an attempt to locate wanted subject. JUVENILE PROBLEM: N. Washington Ave., report of a juvenile trying to run away from home. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 20, report of a vehicle swerving all over the roadway, going 10 mph under the speed limit. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: River Road, report of a male on a 3-wheeler with no helmet or lights.

STANCES: Hwy. 2, report of a complaint against light on patrol car.

ILLEGAL BURNING: LeClerc Road N., a third party report of possible illegal fire at the caves.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION VIOLATION: W. 4th St., report of a sex offense violation.

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SUSPICIOUS PERSON: S. Cass Ave., Hwy. 2, report of contacting a male and female. DISORDERLY: Power Lake, report of disorderly campers. ARREST: Hwy, 2, Zacarias Gonzalez, 40, of Deer Park was arrester for driving without a license suspended/revoked. DISTURBANCE: Hwy. 20, report of a male refusing to get out of vehicle. JUVENILE PROBLEM: Silver Birch Road, report of a juvenile trying to run away from home. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 20, report of a tree blocking southbound lane.

Monday, July 2 ANIMAL PROBLEM: Larch St., Priest River, report of a dog running at large. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Tucker Lane, Oldtown, SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE: Hwy. 2, Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING: Hwy. 2, Oldtown TRAFFIC VIOLATION: N State Ave., Oldtown, VEHICLE THEFT: Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake

Tuesday, July 3

ARREST: Box Canyon Dam, Craig E. Schafer, 59, of Ione was arrested for DUI.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: Merritt St. Priest River, report that a dog license is required.

ARREST: Timothy G. Stoddard, 44, of Newport was arrested for driving without a license and DUI.


Saturday, June 7

RECKLESS DRIVING: Hwy. 2, Oldtown,

BURGLARY: W. Spruce St., report that a church was broken into sometime last night. THEFT: W. 4th St., report that complainant believes packages are being stolen. ARREST: W. Walnut St., James J. Hudgens, 45, of Spokane was arrested for driving with out a license, driving without interlock, and resisting arrest. FISH & GAME: Hwy. 20, report of angler contact. THREATENING: Hwy. 2, report of a male staggering in the roadway and making threats. ILLEGAL BURNING: Hwy. 31, report of a small cardboard fire. PURSUIT: USFS Road 2700, report of officer in pursuit of two motorcycles. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL: Waterview Drive, report that a relative hit complainant with brass knuckles. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: 1st Ave., report of an ongoing issue with vandalism. FIREWORKS: Rustic Road, repot of subjects lighting fireworks off in the area. FIREWORKS: Pines Road, report of fireworks being set off in the area. WEAPON OFFENSE: Stanley Drive, report that a juvenile accidentally shot in lower leg by brother.

Sunday, June 8 ANIMAL NOISE: Pines Road, report of an on-going issue with neighbors dogs barking. THEFT: W. 3rd St., report of a couple of bikes stolen from a residence. HARASSMENT: LeClerc Road N., report of a female that keeps yelling at complainant during morning walk.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: Old Forest Road, Spirit Lake

ANIMAL PROBLEM: 4th St., Oldtown SHOPLIFTING: Hwy. 2, Priest River, DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Jefferson Ave., Priest River

Wednesday, July 4 UNLAWFUL ENTRY: Hanaford Road, Blanchard SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE: Hwy. 2, Priest River, report of a suspicious vehicle. FIRE: USFS 2550, Blanchard, report of a one-acre wild land fire that burned up an old abandoned camp trailer and truck.

Thursday, July 5 ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 2, Oldtown DISTURBING THE PEACE: N. Steamboat Bay Road, Coolin ACCIDENT, UNKNOWN INJURY: Hwy. 2, Priest River UNLAWFUL ENTRY: Harriet St., Priest River INTOXICATED PERSON: 4th St., Priest River

Friday, July 6 BURGLARY: Old Diamond Mill Road, Oldtown ACCIDENT, UNKNOWN INJURY: Hoo Doo Loop, Oldtown NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: W. Lakeshore Road, Priest Lake BURGLARY: Holiday Loop, Blanchard, report of a vehicle burglary at Stoneridge Resort. DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Hwy. 2, Newport TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Hwy. 2 Priest River

ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy, 2, report of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed.

ARREST: Tanglefoot Trail, Coolin, Ryan J. Byrd, 23, Spokane was arrested for DUI.

BOATING PROBLEM: Pend Oreille River, report that a boat motor blew up, need assistance to getting back to shore.

ARREST: E. Lincoln Ave., Priest River, Peter M. Douglas, 25, of Sagle was arrested for failure to appear or comply.

DISTURBANCE: N. Union Ave., report of subjects with motorcycle and car pulled off road yelling at each other. THEFT: W. Spruce St., report of items stolen from yard sometime last night. ARREST: Family Foods, Ian L. Mende, 29, of Newport was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, and obstruction of a public servant.

Saturday, July 7 ACCIDENT, INJURIES: Hwy. 41, Oldtown, report of an injury motorcycle crash. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 2, Oldtown ACCIDENT, INJURIES: N. Idaho Ave., Oldtown FIREWORKS VIOLATION: E. Cedar Lane, Priest River

ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, report that a vehicle hit a deer.

THEFT-AUTOMOBILE: Stanley Court, report of a vehicle stolen sometime today.

FIREWORKS VIOLATION: Old Priest River Road, Priest River

FOUND PROPERTY: Winchester St. report that subjects in vehicle threw a wallet out of the window.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Diamond Heights Road, Oldtown

Friday, June 6

DRUGS: Hwy. 211, report that complainant found a bunch of needles, gloves, white rocks in driveway, possibly meth.

ILLEGAL BURNING: Kent Creek Lane, report of a slash pile fire unattended, burn restrictions in effect. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: Hwy. 2, report that complainant believes a known subject tried to run him off the roadway last night. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUM-

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Bond Road, report of a loud explosion that shook the windows of the house. ANIMAL PROBLEM: N. Washington Ave., report of two stray dogs running loose in the area.

Sunday, June 8 ARREST: Hanaford Road, Blanchard, a 14-year-old male was arrested for burglary, grand theft, criminal trespass and unlawful entry. FIRE STRUCTURE: S. Diamond Park Road, Coolin


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s p o rt s c a l e n da r Thursday, July 12

Lunch Break Cycle: 12:15 p.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Pickleball Open Play: 8 a.m. – Camas Center

Open Gym, Adult Basketball: 7 a.m. - Newport High School

Lap Swim Only: 8:30 a.m. – Camas Center

Saturday, July 14

P90X: 9 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Monday, July 16

Yoga: 8:45 a.m. – Camas Center

Insanity: 6 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Spinning: 10 a.m. – Camas Center

Hybrid: 8:30 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Road Rebels Newport Running Club: 5:45 p.m. – Kelly’s Bar and Grill

Lunch Break Cycle: 12:15 p.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Water Aerobics: 5 p.m. – Camas Center

Friday, July 13


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PiYo (Pilates, yoga blend): 5:45 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Spinning: 8:15 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness


Sunset Spin: 7:15 p.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Tuesday, July 17

Flow Yoga: 7 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

PiYo (Pilates, yoga blend): 5:45 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Boot Camp: 8:15 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Spinning: 8 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Lap Swim Only: 8:30 a.m. – Camas Center

S.A.I.L.: 10 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Steppin’ to the Beat (dance): 9:30 a.m. – Total Balance Fitness

30-Minute Spin: 4:45 p.m. – Total Balance Fitness

Water Aerobics: 10 a.m. –


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Idaho residents can apply for a grizzly tag, although there’s a chance the hunt may be canceled due to litigation.

Idaho resident hunters can apply for grizzly bear hunt through July 15

Albeni Hwy. • Priest River By Roger Phillips Washington Customers Call Toll Free 1-800-440-8254 Public Information Specialist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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BOISE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will accept controlled hunt applications for a 2018 grizzly bear tag through July 15. The drawing is limited to Idaho residents with a valid Idaho hunting license. Hunters can apply at any Fish and Game license vendor, at Fish and

Game regional offices, online at buy-online, or by mail. All mailed applications must be postmarked no later than July 15. The controlled hunt number is 8601. Applicants will pay a nonrefundable $16.75 application fee and must prepay the cost of the tag to apply, which is $199.75 for hunters not Price Locked (those who did not hold an Idaho hunting, fishing or trapping license in 2017) and $166.75 for hunters who are Price Locked. Tag fees will be refunded to unsuccessful applicants, but not the application fee or the cost of the license. Resident hunters who applied for 2018 moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat, as well as other

big game tags, can apply for the 2018 grizzly bear tag. The drawing is expected to occur in early August. The successful applicant will pick up the tag at the Idaho Falls Regional Office. Fish and Game staff will give the hunter training and information about grizzly bear identification before the hunt. There is a chance this hunt may not occur due to pending litigation in federal court. If the hunt is canceled by court order prior to the drawing, applicants will not be refunded either the hunting license or application fees. The tag fee will be refunded to all applicants. If the proposed hunt is stopped after the draw-

ing results, the successful applicant will have the tag fee refunded, but not the hunting license or application fee. The following rules also apply for the fall 2018 grizzly bear hunt: • Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 15, 2018 • Bag Limit: One grizzly bear, except, no female grizzly bear accompanied by young may be taken, and no young grizzly bear(s) accompanied by adult grizzly bear(s) may be taken. • Dogs: Use of dogs to attract or pursue grizzly bears is prohibited. • Bait: Hunting grizzly bears over bait is illegal. • Electronic Calls: It is unlawful to use electronic calls to attract grizzly bears for the purpose of harvest.

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where he made many friends. Ray, following in his father’s footsteps was an exceptional saw filer and worked at many of the local mills and in Spokane. Bostrom Ray was preceded in death by his father Edward, his mother Bernadine and his sister Cathy. He is survived by aunts, uncles, many cousins and a lifetime of friends. Graveside services will be held on July 14, at 11 a.m. at the Newport Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at the home of Bobbie Ward. Please call for directions at 509-6711000.

Elizabeth L. Homan Priest River



July 4, Betty died peacefully at home in Priest River in her sleep, with her family. She was 86. Betty was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Kamiah, Idaho. In 1951 she met the love of her life, Marion W. Homan. After she served him a strawberry soda, he came back for another. They were married on Dec. 27, 1951, in Kamiah. Betty was active in her church, loved the Se-

ahawks and the Mariners. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary, and her husband of 66 years, Marion W. Homan. She leaves behind son, Robert M. Homan, daughter-in-law, Dana M. Homan and grandchildren Phillip W. Homan, Alexander P. Homan, Paxton C. Homan, as well as great grandchildren Lillian L. Homan, and Abigail C. Homan. Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Annette J. Norton Newport

Annette J. Norton, 52, of Newport passed away Friday, April 27, 2018, surrounded by her family. Annette is survived by her husband, mother, six children, five step-children, 18 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Annette loved spending time with her family, hunting, fishing, crafts and gardening. 
 She is predeceased by her father and her son. People are invited to come celebrate the life of Annette J. Norton, at a potluck Sunday, July 22,

2018, at noon, at Squaw Valley Road in Priest Lake, Idaho (follow the signs). People can RSVP celebrationoflife99156@ so the family can know how many to expect.

Christiana Lea Reynolds Newport

Christiana Lea Reynolds of Newport passed away June 29, 2018. She was 45. She was born Sept. 29, 1972, and graduated Reynolds from Newport High School in 1991. She is survived by her husband at their home, her mother, two sisters and one brother in Idaho. She is preceded in death by her father and one sister. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., July 14, at Spirit Valley Christian Fellowship at 82 Industrial Park, Mile Post 21 Highway 41, in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

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2018171 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF T H E S TAT E O F WA S H I N G T O N FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE C ase N o . : 1 8 - 2 - 0 0 0 3 6 - 6 S U M M O N S B Y P U B L I C AT I O N NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DOROTHY MARKS; JOHN MARKS; OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY, Defendants. To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DOROTHY MARKS and OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 13 day of June, 2018, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff, McCarthy & Holthus, LLP at the office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The basis for the complaint is a foreclosure of the property commonly known as 262 Lillijard Road, Newport, WA 99156, Pend Oreille County, Washington as a result of a default under the terms of the note and deed of trust. DATED: June 4, 2018 McCarthy & Holthus, LLP /s/ Warren Lance Warren Lance WSBA No. 51586 108 1st Avenue South, Ste. 300 Seattle, WA 98104 Attorneys for Plaintiff Published in The Newport Miner June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11 and 18, 2018.(20-6) ________________________ 2018180 PUBLIC NOTICE Continued on 6B

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Continued from 5B IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF T H E S TAT E O F WA S H I N G T O N IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 17-2-00079-1 Writ of Execution (Real Property) Issued : 05/24/2018 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY ALLEN CHANTRY and DOLORES CHANTRY, husband and wife, Plaintiff, vs. R&B VENTURES, LLC, a Washington limited ) liability company; RICK OXFORD and BRIANNA OXFORD, husband and wife, ISAAC OXFORD, a single man; Northwest Maintenance Repair, Inc., and unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; Urban Tango Capital, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; Lords Ranch, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; and all other persons or parties, known or unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described herein, Defendant(s). TO: R&B Ventures, a Washington

limited liability company; Rick Oxford and Brianna Oxford, husband and wife, Isaac Oxford, a single man; Northwest Maintenance Repair Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation, Urban Tango Capital, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington Corporation; Lords Ranch, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; and all other persons or parties, known or unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: W1/2, W1/2, N1/2 of Government Lot 6, Section 19, Township 31 North, Range 46 E.W.M., and the SE1/4, NE1/4, NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 24, Township 31 North, Range 45 E.W.M., Pend Oreille County Washington; Tax Account No. 463119060005, plus seven (7) manufactured/mobile homes situate and attached thereon identified as: VIN#: 1437OFBD13XS40062 Mod Yr: 1974 Make: Marle Series/Body Type: 70/14


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VIN#: OW1755 Mod Yr: 1971 Make: Fours Series/Body Type: 68D/14 VIN#: WAFL1XA44643697 Mod Yr: 1981 Make: FLTWD Series/Body Type: 14X66MOB VIN#: WAFL1A710310693 Mod Yr: 1977 Make: Barr Series/Body Type: HS MBL HM 66L VIN#: 60313 Mod Yr: 1976 Make: Maro Series/Body Type: 14/67 VIN#: 09L12689 Mod Yr: 1978 Make: Liberty Series/Body Type: 14/56 VIN#: 17084 Mod Yr: 1981 Make: Olympian Series/Body Type: 14X66 The sale of the above-described property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, July 27, 2018 Place: 801 South Spokane Avenue, Main Entrance Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $661,179.74, together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale

date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. DATED this 14th day of June, 2018 ALAN A. BOTZHEIM, SHERIFF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON by: /s/ Ciara Williamson Ciara Williamson, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner June 20, 27, July 4 and 11, 2018. (21-4) __________________________ 2018181 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF T H E S TAT E O F WA S H I N G T O N IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 17-2-00079-1 Writ of Execution (Personal Property) Issued : 05/24/2018 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY ALLEN CHANTRY and DOLORES CHANTRY, husband and wife, Plaintiff, vs. R&B VENTURES, LLC, a Washing-

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Continued from 6B ton limited liability company; RICK OXFORD and BRIANNA OXFORD, husband and wife, ISAAC OXFORD, a single man; Northwest Maintenance Repair, Inc., and unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; Urban Tango Capital, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; Lords Ranch, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; and all other persons or parties, known or unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described herein, Defendant(s). TO: R&B Ventures, a Washington limited liability company; Rick Oxford and Brianna Oxford, husband and wife, Isaac Oxford, a single man; Northwest Maintenance Repair Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation, Urban Tango Capital, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington Corporation; Lords Ranch, Inc., an unlicensed and inactive Washington corporation; and all other persons or parties, known or unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: Eleven Manufactured/Mobile Homes identified as: VIN#: KW6301 Year: 1978 Make: PRNCT VIN#: V83427 Year: 1972 Make: OLYMN VIN#: 1727 Year: 1978 Make: VANDK VIN#: ORFL1X821381161 Year: 1978 Make: SNDPT VIN#: POS571 Year: 1974 Make: PEERL VIN#: IDFL1AD461307133 Year: 1984 Make: BROAM VIN#: 1643394832 Year: 1984 Make: CHAMP VIN#: 09L16903 Year: 1980 Make: PEERL VIN#: 1659304313 Year: 1985 Make: CHAMP VIN#: 70142K1GOS23393 Year: 1960 Make: GOVNR VIN#: KBIDSN413213 Year: 1984 Make: TRLR The sale of the above-described property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, July 27, 2018 Place: 801 South Spokane Avenue, Main Entrance Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $661,179.74, together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. DATED this 14th day of June, 2018 ALAN A. BOTZHEIM, SHERIFF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON by: /s/ Ciara Williamson Ciara Williamson, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner June 20, 27, July 4 and 11, 2018. (21-4) ________________________ 2018169 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WA S H I N G T O N COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE C ase N o . : 1 8 - 7 - 0 0 0 3 6 - 4 NOTICE AND SUMMONS B Y P U B L I C AT I O N (Termination) In re the Termination of : ALYSSA MAE MORFORD D.O.B. 03/09/2012 Minor Child. TO: Anyone Claiming a Paternal Interest, Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was filed on April 19, 2018 ; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: July 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Pend Oreille County Superior Court, 229 S. Garden Ave., Newport WA 99156. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD ARE TERMIANTED. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT

THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER AN ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE TERMINATING YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Termination Petition, call DSHS at 509-447-6220. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to TRM.aspx. DATED this 31st day of May 2018, by TAMMIE A. OWNBEY, Pend Oreille County Clerk. Published in The Newport Miner June 27, July 4 and 11, 2018.(22-3) __________________________ 2018193 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WA S H I N G T O N FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY NO. 18-4-00028-26 P R O B AT E N O T I C E T O CREDITORS ( R C W 11 . 4 0 . 0 3 0 ) Estate of LEON H. BEAM, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed PHYLLIS BEAM as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: June 27, 2018. /s/Bonnie A. Favor Bonnie A. Favor, WSBA# 17456 Attorney for Personal Representative 1006 West Meeker Street Kent, WA 98032 Published in The Newport Miner June 27, July 4 and 11, 2018.(22-3) _________________________ 2018203 PUBLIC NOTICE COMBINED NOTICE OF A P P L I C AT I O N A N D A C T I O N Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on June 4, 2018 received a complete Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Application, Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, and associated documents from Bill Hayes and did on June 20, 2018 issue a Determination of Completeness for an Upland Rock Retaining Wall (FILE NO. SSDP-18-012), Location: 11 Trask Road, Parcel #: 443136559023 SEPA was not required for this project. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Annex Building, 418 South Scott Street, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and viewed at Contact: Andy Huddleston, Community Development Department Planner, (509) 447-6462, ahuddleston@ Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than July 19, 2018. Required Permits: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Floodplain Development Permit (Pend Oreille County) Dated: July 2, 2018 Published in The Newport Miner July 4 and 11, 2018.(23-2) ________________________ 2018200 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING D AT E / T I M E C H A N G E Cusick School District No. 59 Pend Oreille County, Washington The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cusick School District No. 59 (the

“District”) hereby provides this notice that they will meet for their July and August Board Meeting(s) on: Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 and August 21st Time: 8:00 a.m. for both dates Location: High School Library Cusick School District 305 Monumental Way Cusick, WA The purpose of this meeting is for the July Board meeting and Budget Hearing. In accordance with chapter 28a.505.050, revised code of Washington, the Cusick School District #059 hereby gives notice that the Board of Directors will meet for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the district for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against any part of the 2018-19 budget, the four year budget plan, or any proposed changes to uses of enrichment funding under RCW 28A.505.240. Said hearing shall commence at 3:30 pm, July 24, 2018 at the Cusick School District #059, 305 Monumental Rd, Cusick, WA, 99119 All inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to Don Hawpe, Superintendent, at (509) 445-1125. The purpose of this meeting is for the regularly scheduled August Board Meeting. /s/ Don Hawpe Cusick School District No. 59 Don Hawpe, Supt. Published in The Newport Miner July 11 and 18, 2018.(24-2) _________________________ 2018201 PUBLIC NOTICE R E Q U E S T F O R Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S O N - C A L L WAT E R E N G I N E E R C O N S U LT I N G S E R V I C E S PEND OREILLE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County (the District), is requesting qualifications for on-call consultants with a strong engineering staff to assist our Water Department and their 10 community water systems with infrastructure improvements and with planning and development for future infrastructure projects. The qualified individual will provide engineering, surveying, environmental, emergencies and other technical services on an on-call basis. The consultant chosen will need to be a multi-discipline firm to help us in completing projects and expansion in our community. The consultant will be working on public works projects, improvements, maintenance projects, which may include water distribution systems and transmission pipelines, water reservoir and treatment plant, surface and ground water systems and other water system improvement projects. Required Experience: 10 years in public domestic drinking water systems Licensed P.E. Civil Engineering Masters in Science (preferred) Demonstrated safety record Demonstrated experience on related contracts Statements must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., July 27, 2018. Submittals may be sent to: Communications and Public Contracts Manager Pend Oreille PUD P.O. Box 190 Newport, WA 99156 Women’s, minority, and small business enterprises are encouraged to apply. The District is an equal opportunity employer. Published in The Newport Miner July 11 and 18, 2018.(24-2) __________________________ 2018205 PUBLIC NOTICE Pend Oreille County Request for Qualifications – Developmental Disabilities Employment and Day Program Services: Pend Oreille County Counseling Services is requesting proposals to provide Employment and Day Program services to adults with developmental disabilities ages 21 and up in Pend Oreille County for the time period of October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2022. Requests for application packets must be received no later than 4:30p.m. August 1, 2018. Please direct requests for application packets or questions regarding this RFQ to: Pend Oreille County Counseling Services, PO Box 5055, Newport WA 99156. 509-447-5651. Pend Oreille County is an EOE.

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Published in The Newport Miner July 11 and 18, 2018.(24-2) __________________________ 2018206 PUBLIC NOTICE SELKIRK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 70 P E N D O R E I L L E C O U N T Y, WA S H I N G T O N NOTICE OF MEETING TO AMEND 2 0 1 7 - 1 8 B U D G E T, ADOPT 2018-19 BUDGET AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Selkirk School District No. 70, Pend Oreille County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a regular meeting on July 23, 2018, commencing at 6:00 PM in the Selkirk High School music room, located at 10372 Hwy 31 Ione, Washington. The meeting is called for the purpose of amending the budget of the District for the 2017-18 fiscal year and the fixing and adopting the budget of the District for the ensuing 2018-19 fiscal year. Prior to adoption of the 2018-19 budget, the Board will hold a hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the 2018-19 budget. Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against any part of the 2018-19 budget, the four year budget plan, or any proposed changes to uses of enrichment funding under RCW 28A.505.240 Maintenance and Operations Levy. Upon conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall fix and determine the appropriation from each fund contained in the 2018-19 budget and shall, by resolution, adopt the 2018-19 budget, the four year budget plan summary, and the four-year enrollment projection. 2018-19 budget information is available on the District website www.selkirkschools. org or may be obtained by contacting John Rumelhart, Business Manager, 509-446-2951. SELKIRK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 70 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON /s/ Nancy Lotze Nancy Lotze Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors Published in The Newport Miner July 11, 18 and 25, 2018.(24-3) __________________________ 2018209 PUBLIC NOTICE T own of C usick R equest for P roposal Wastewater Facilities P lan and O ther Wastewater R e lated C onsulting S ervices Background The Town of Cusick is in need of an evaluation of their existing wastewater facilities including collection, treatment and disposal in order to ensure their reliability and to provide sewer service to various new developments being proposed in the area. The Town would like to have an engineer, or engineers, available on a on-call basis to not only prepare plans at the Town’s request, but to participate in discussions and to review development proposals from the Kalispel Tribal or developers. The purpose of this request is to obtain a qualified consultant, or consultants to provide required professional services including the preparation a Wastewater Facilities Plan. The wastewater work will confirm to the applicable sections of Chapter 173-240 Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) document “Criteria for Sewage Works Design”. The Town is also requesting a statement of qualification for consulting and engineering services simultaneously with this request for Wastewater services. In order to be considered for wastewater service, the proposer must also complete a statement of qualifications so as to be included on the Town’s roster Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the name of the RFP clearly marked on the outside other envelope. Proposals may not be e-mailed, faxed or transmitted over the phone. Five copies of the proposal shall be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday July 25th to: Jennifer Lee - Clerk Town of Cusick P.O. Box 263 Cusick WA 99119 No proposal will be accepted after the above referenced date. Any proposals received after the above Continued on 8B


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2018207 PUBLIC NOTICE 2018-2020 date, whether by mail or otherwise CALL FOR BIDS will be returned unopened. PEND OREILLE COUNTY Questions regarding the RFP should UNLEADED GASOLINE, NO. 2 CLEAR DIESEL be should be directed to: Dan Sander Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Pend Oreille County, Washington, at their Office in the Courthouse at Newport, 509-879-0268 Washington, until 1:00 p.m., Tuesday July 24, 2018, and then publicly Any firm failing to submit information opened Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., July 24, 2018 and read for the Contract to in accordance with this request may furnish Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel Fuel to Pend Oreille County from be considered unresponsive and may August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020. therefore be subject to disqualificaThe following are estimated total annual quantities: tion by the Town. NEWPORT SHOP CUSICK SHOP IONE SHOP The Town may, at its option, contact Unleaded Gasoline - 15,000 gals 20,000 gals 25,000 gals a proposer to ask clarifying quesNo. 2 Diesel Fuel - 40,000 gals 40,000 gals 40,000 gals tions concerning the proposer ’s The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all submittal. At the Town’s option, the bids, to waive any informality in the bids and to accept such bid or bids as Town may hold interviews with the may be deemed in the best interest of Pend Oreille County. proposers qualifying as finalists. The Additional information on bid specifications and a copy of the Bid proposal final selection(s) will be that (those) can be found on our county website-go to Public Works Department-Call consultant(s) which, in the option of to bids tab-ER&R/Fleet Maintenance tab: or by Published in The Newport Miner July the Town, best meets the requirecontacting the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department at the County ments set forth in the RFP and is 11, 2018.(24) Courthouse, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-6456, ask for _________________________ determined to be the most highly Teresa Deal. qualified. Clerk of the Board The wastewater work is the Town’s first priority and is expected to begin Published in The Newport Miner July 11 and 18, 2018.(24-2) within 45 days in order to submit a _________________________________________________________ funding application to DOE by this 2018202 fall’s application deadline. N O I – T he P O C W eed B oard S eeks N P D E S C overage All cost incurred in the preparation of a submittal and participation in the Pend Oreille County Weed Board, 509-447-2402, is seeking to update coverage to add two lakes and areas proposal process shall be borne by along the Pend Oreille River under the NPDES Waste Discharge General Permit for aquatic plant and algae the proposing firms. Once the submit- management. The proposed updated and added coverage applies to Marshall and Shearer Lakes, Ione North tal is in the Town’s possession, it shall (west side), Ione East, Ione West, Davis & Greenwater Estates, Duncan Pond, Sandy Shores & Spring Haven become the property of the Town and and Tiger East. considered public documents under Selected sites within the permitted areas may be treated to control aquatic weeds and algae growth between applicable Washington State law. All May 15, 2018 and September 30, 2021. The chemicals planned for use may be any one or a combination of: documentation that is provided to the 2,4-D, Amine and Esther, Triclopyr TEA, Fluridone, Glyphosate, Diquat and Endothall; Shearer Lake may be Town may be subject to disclosure treated with the beneficial organism product, Aqua Clear. The total acreage, including updates, for treatment in accordance with Washing State coverage is 1,400 acres. Any person desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application must do so public disclosure laws. The Town requests that your proposal in writing within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice (7/11/2018). Comments must be submitted to the Department of Ecology. Any person interested in the Department’s action on the application may notify address the following five areas: A. A brief summary of the firm’s ex- the Department of their interest within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Submit comments to: perience working with small Towns Department of Ecology and communities in the areas of P.O. Box 47696 wastewater collection, treatment and Olympia, WA 98504-7600 disposal. Please include three client Attn: Water Quality Program, Aquatic Pesticide Permit Manager references. Your experience working Email: with DOE in Facility Plan review and Telephone: 360-407-6283 approval, funding and permitting is The chemicals planned for use have varying use restrictions, please refer to the table below: Active Ingredient Drinking Water Irrigation Fishing Swimming also requested. The experience of the Herbicide None None None proposed project manager and indi- Aqua Clear Beneficial micro-organisms None viduals (including sub -consultants, Aqua-Kleen Butoxyethyl ester of 2,4-D 21 days or 70 ppb 21 days or 100 ppb None 24 hours Endothall 0.1 ppb 0-25 days None 24 hour advisory if any) who will be working on the Aquathol K 21 days or 70 ppb 21 days or 100 ppb None 24 hour advisory various portions of this request and DMA-4-IVM 2,4-D Amine Butoxyethyl ester of 2,4-D 21 days or 70 ppb 21 days or 100 ppb None 24 hours your proposed project management Navigate Triclopyr 0.3 ppb 120 days or 0.9 ppb None 24 hour advisory and communication plans should also Renovate Reward Diquat bromide 10 days 3-5 days None 24 hour advisory be included. Fluridone 6-20 ppb 4-14 days or 9 ppb None 24 hour advisory B. The availability of experienced Sonar Any water use restrictions and or advisories will be posted near the treatment areas along the private shoreline staff to work on this project. C. Your firm’s experience in assist- and public access points. Copies of the application are available by calling the Water Quality Program, Aquatic ing communities in applying for DOE Pesticide Permit Coordinator at 360-407-6283. funding assistance for the preparation 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 applicaof the Facility Plan. D. It is the Town’s intention that the tion are available by contacting the Aquatic Pesticide Permit Manager. Facility Plan include both the collection system and the treatment/ Published in The Newport Miner July 4 and 11, 2018.(23-3) disposal aspects of the Town’s sew- ______________________________________________________________________________________ erage system. a. Your firm’s approach to developing the collection system portion of the plan including opportunities for Town staff to assist in data collection. A proposed task list and level of effort for each task is requested. b. Your firm’s approach to evaluating the existing treatment and disposal facilities and developing recommendations for upgrades or replacements. A proposed task list and level of effort for each task is requested. E. Your firm’s experience in providing on-going general wastewater consulting services including facility required operation and preventive maintenance guidance, desired data collection and analysis, and participating in new development proposals and reviews. Past experience in developing a collection system rehabilitation program will be valued. The Town reserves the right to select more than one consultant to accomplish the above tasks. Evaluation Criteria The Town will evaluate proposals using the following criteria: A. Experience and organization of project team. Emphasis will be place on recent experience and expertise in performing the required services with similar sized communities. B. Record of past performance and project examples including the amount of involvement of various project team members C. Work plan and level of effort D. Project management and communication plan E. Interviews: The Town may or may not conduct an interview. If the Town determines that interviews are necessary, the Town will conduct interview with the short listed proposers (finalists). Interviews may be in person, or the Town may choose a conference call format. Cusick is an Equal opportunity employer and has a non-discrimination policy. 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2018199 PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) seeks requests for proposals from agencies and businesses interested in providing the following services: Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties: Senior Nutrition Interested agencies and businesses should access the ALTCEW website at for more information. Responses are due at ALTCEW by 3:00 p.m. (PDT) August 6, 2018. ALTCEW will conduct a pre-bid conference July 11, 2018 starting at 1:30 p.m. at 1222 N. Post Street, Spokane, WA.

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