Page 1

Pend Oreille County commissioner candidates interviewed. See 7A-10A

The Newport Miner

Follow us on Facebook



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Volume 109, Number 1 | 2 Sections, 20 Pages

No more TV for county prisoners Other jail operation changes made by sheriff to cut costs BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Prisoners at Pend Oreille County Jail will no longer be able to watch television while locked up. The removal of televisions is just one of a series of changes at the jail made in recent weeks. A couple weeks ago, sheriff Alan Botzheim switched to serving frozen meals to prisoners. He figures it will save about $40,000 a year, as the average cost of a frozen meal is $1.54, compared to $3.34 for meals that are prepared at the jail.

Layton brings top bulls to Bull-A-Rama Several unridden bulls in the draw

He also told commissioners that he is negotiating an arrangement with Newport Hospital and Health Services for medical personnel to come to the jail to examine prisoners. That will save money by freeing up corrections officers who transported prisoners to doctor appointments. Botzheim said he entered into a contract with the state Department of Corrections to house prisoners. Previously the county didn’t have a contract to house DOC prisoners, Botzheim said. The contract is still being worked out, but, according to Botzheim, the county will receive $75 a day for



Wake or no wake? Question commissioners find hard to answer; all sides angry BY DON GRONNING AND FRED WILLENBROCK OF THE MINER

DIAMOND LAKE – After two years of high water damage at Diamond Lake and 90 degree weather without boating because of a county no wake order, people

are hot. The situation erupted Saturday after commissioner Diane Wear called an “emergency meeting” apparently to pull the restrictions, but the other two county commissioners didn’t know about it. Commission chairwoman Laura Merrill is in Pittsburg attending a National Association of Counties convention/expo. John Hankey SEE WAKE, 2A


Ready for a float Tri-Town Float Down participants Kevin Timmreck and Nick Coufal of Ione were the first entrants into the water at Ruby Creek and the first to arrive at Ione City Park on Saturday, July 14. Here, they are geared up to continue their float trip from the Box Canyon Dam boat launch to Metaline Park Sunday morning. The inaugural Float Down drew about 50 participants who braved the morning rains. The afternoon turned out great, said organizer Jessica Davis. A Spokane woman won the $500 first place prize. The Selkirk Booster Club sold food in the park. She said they plan to do it again next year. Another paddling event, the 31st annual Poker Paddle, will take place Aug. 18 between Oldtown and Usk.

Candidates focus on water issues, vacation rentals BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER


Pend Oreille County commissioner candidate Doug Quandt addresses a crowd of about 80 people at the Diamond Lake Fire Station Thursday evening, July 12. Candidates Karen Skoog, left, Donna Lands and Diane Wear look on behind him. Anthony Newcomb was not able to attend.

|| Newport school budget hearing set for July 23 NEWPORT – The Newport School District will hold a hearing Monday, July 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the district office to take public input on the budget. The completed budget is available at the district office to review. The district anticipates enrollment to continue to drop, according to business manager Tom Crouch. Last year the district averaged 1,107 students. The 2012-2013 budget will be based on 1,081 students. Since the district receives about $5,000 per student, it is important that the district not budget for more students than actually come. The district will hold a board retreat Saturday, July 21 at 190 Woodland Drive in Newport to evaluate themselves and establish board goals for

DIAMOND LAKE – About 80 people attended the Diamond Lake candidates night on a hot Thursday evening last week, July 12. Four of the five people running for District 1 county commissioners talked about the lake’s water level, noxious weeds and vacation rentals in the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue fire station at Diamond Lake. Democratic incumbent Diane Wear, Republicans Karen Skoog and Doug Quandt and write-in Republican candidate Donna Lands were present. Independent candidate Anthony Newcomb was not able to attend because of a prior work-related engagement. The Diamond Lake Improvement Association organized the evening, giving the candidates topics for discussion that most affect the Diamond Lake community. The high water that is causing flooding at some properties, vacation rentals on the lake and invasive species such as milfoil and quagga mussels were discussed. Complaints have been filed with the county regarding vacation rentals on Diamond Lake that are not being regulated. Wear explained the complaints have to be substantiated by the county before the county can take action. Lands said she believes coming onto a private property to inspect a home almost violates the Constitution. She believes private owners should be able to do as they wish on their property, as long as it doesn’t violate the rights of their neighbors. Skoog wants to see regulations done in a respectable way, to keep

Decision tabled on power line river crossing CUSICK – The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission tabled a decision July 10 on the power poles installed at Riverbend. The board has asked the public utility district to prepare a cost analysis on installing underground power lines rather than overhead lines. The PUD was ordered to stop work after four power poles were erected on the banks of the Pend Oreille River north of Cusick in mid-June. The district did not have permits for shoreline work. The county received comments from The Washington Department of Ecology, Department of Natural


Primary ballots out this week Candidate interviews featured in this week’s issue BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Ballots will arrive in mailboxes this week for the Aug. 7 primary election. Two county commissioner seats are up for election. Voters in the south portion of the county that makes up District 1 will choose between incumbent Diane Wear and challengers Karen Skoog, Doug Quandt and Anthony Newcomb. Donna Lands is also running as a write-in candidate in that district. Voters will select just one candiSEE ELECTION, 12A



2012-13. The board has changed its meeting time for its regular meeting for July 23, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. The meetings will start at 4:30 p.m.

NEWPORT – The 15th annual Newport Bull-A-Rama bull riding competition will take place Saturday, July 21, with 17 bull riders scheduled to compete twice during the performance, which will start at 7:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Admission for kids ages 5-11 is $4, and kids 4 and under get in free. Advance tickets are available at several local businesses. Mel Layton of Elk will be bringing his top bucking bulls, including several bulls that have never had a qualified ride made on them. Mo Bandy, a black and white speckled bull, is one of those bulls. Mo Bandy is just 4 years old, pretty young for a bucking bull. “He’s going to be a hell of a bull, he gets another year on him,” Layton said. Other unridden bulls in the Layton sting include Mule Train, a big black bull with no horns and Pretty Boy Floyd, a high horned Brahma cross bull. Eddy Munster is one of Layton’s money bulls. The bull has appeared at both the National Finals Rodeo and at the Professional Bull Riders finals.


Resources and Fish and Wildlife as well as landowner Jim Whitman. Each of them stated their preference for an underground crossing. WDFW habitat biologist Jeff Lawlor said overhead power line crossings have a long term impact on wildlife habitat. He noted cottonwood trees were removed from along the bank while the PUD, as part of their federal license requirements for Box Canyon Dam, has been trying to establish more cottonwood galleries along the river. WDFW asked for mitigation for the loss of mature vegetation on the site where the poles were constructed. The new lines would replace submersible cables that were laid on the river bottom. PUD officials have said installing underground lines would cost several hundred thousand dollars.

Shoreline Master Program meetings set NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County is getting closer to completing its Shoreline Master Program. There will be three public hearings held on the SMP, all starting at 4:30 p.m. On Monday, July 30, there will be a meeting at the Sacheen Lake Fire Station at 6131 Highway 211. On Tuesday, July 31, there will be a hearing at the PUD’s Box Canyon Room at 130 N. Washington Ave. in Newport, and on Wednesday, Aug. 1, there will be a hearing at the Ione Community Center at 210 Blackwell in Ione. The public will be able to submit written comments until Monday, Aug. 8. The draft document can be viewed online at or in person between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 W. Fourth St. in Newport.



| JULY 18, 2012


The Newport Miner

County traps beavers at North Shore Road

Serving Pend Oreille County, WA

Fred J. Willenbrock Publisher

Michelle Nedved Managing Editor


J. Lindsay Guscott


Advertising Consultant

Cindy Boober

Advertising Consultant

Amy Robinson

Advertising Consultant

Janelle Atyeo

News Editor & New Media Manager

Don Gronning Reporter

Pandi Gruver Production

Susan Willenbrock Operations Manager

Jeanne Guscott Office Manager


Lifestyle Page...................Friday 12 Noon, General News ............. Monday 12 Noon Display Advertising.......... Monday 5 p.m. Classified Advertising...Monday 4 :30 p.m. Hot Box Advertising.........Tuesday 2 p.m.


8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 421 S. Spokane Ave., Newport, WA.


Pend Oreille County, WA...$24.00 West Bonner County and Spirit Lake, Idaho........$24.00 Out-of-County.......................$33.00 Single Copy..................................75¢ POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Newport Miner, 421 S. Spokane Ave., Newport, WA. 99156. Telephone: 509-447-2433 E-mail:

Published weekly by Willenbrock Publications, Inc., 421 S. Spokane Ave, Newport, WA. 99156. Periodical Postage paid at Newport, WA.; USPS No. 411930.

LE T T E R S POLIC Y We welcome letters to the editor. Letters should be typed and submitted to The Miner and Gem State 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 confirmation of authenticity. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. The Miner reserves the right to edit to conform to our publication style, policy and libel laws. Political letters will not be published the last issue prior an election. Letters will be printed as space allows.


By Mail at 421 S. Spokane Ave. Newport, WA 99156 By FAX: (509) 447-9222 * 24-Hours Comments or Information By Phone: (509) 447-2433  Our editors and writers welcome your calls to discuss issues, coverage or story ideas. By E-Mail: Classified Ads: Display Ads: Legal Ads: Subscriptions:

CO N N EC T W I T H U S The Miner Online


Pam Tully gives her input to the Pend Oreille County Commissioners during the public comment period at Monday’s meeting, July 16. Tully was in favor of keeping the no wake restriction in place, arguing that property rights trump recreation rights.

WAKE | Many still experiencing damage FROM PAGE 1

said he was unaware of the meeting. Wear and Hankey faced the matter again Monday, July 16, as about 35 people packed the commission chamber during the 15-minute public comment portion of the morning commissioner meeting. In the end, the commissioners did not lift the wake restriction. Hankey said he was not in favor of removing the restriction. “The lake level is higher now than when we put it on,” he said during the afternoon commission session. Wear released a statement after the afternoon meeting Monday. “There continues to be reports of many properties suffering damage, and boat wakes, especially bladder boat wakes, would only aggravate the issue,” she wrote. On Saturday, a crowd of more than a hundred Diamond Lake residents met outside the fire hall on Highway 2 at 4 p.m. in response to Wear’s announcement Friday that an emergency meeting of the commissioners would address the no wake order. Most thought they would be removing it even though the lake level was almost a foot above the point they pulled it last year. The idea was planted because the Diamond Lake Improvement Association board had voted that week to recommend that the no wake order be lifted by the commissioners. They notified Wear and she called the meeting. The DLIA board, which had requested the no wake order originally, was split on the issue now as hot weather and resident protests continued. Those

attending the meeting Saturday and again Monday at the commissioners regular public comment period were almost split on lifting the emergency restrictions. The DLIA board before their vote had begun their discussions with recommending the idea of lifting the order in just one part of the lake. The reasoning was to lift it at the North Shore Road end or near the outlet where it is less populated. But the majority of board members felt that it could be dangerous keeping all the speeding boats in one area and hard to enforce so they ended up recommending lifting it completely. Some argued that waves from wind cause as much damage as boat wakes and they should be able to use the lake. At the meeting Saturday board member Jeff Taylor, who voted against lifting it completely, poled the people with a show of hands to see if they were still experiencing high water damage as he was. About 80 people raised their hands but it wasn’t clear how many of them still wanted the no wake lifted. The Saturday meeting evolved into an angry debate over who is responsible for getting the lake back to normal high water levels. Many felt the county commissioners hadn’t done enough to help and weren’t pleased that they were not at the meeting. Some felt they had emergency powers to do something to lower the lake, which is something the commissioners say they aren’t sure they can do. Many were encouraged to voice their concerns to the commissioners at their Monday meeting or by email. Wear did not comment or attempt to run

the meeting Saturday. She did say she was there as a commissioner representing that area and not as the Democratic candidate running for re election. At Monday’s meeting, people were split on whether to lift the no wake ban. Some spoke about the weed spraying near Moon Creek (see separate story). The 15-minute public comment period was enough time for only six people to comment. Pam Tully spoke in favor of keeping the no wake order in effect. “We have a right to protect our property,” she said. Property rights superseded people’s right to recreation, she said. Laurie Matkin asked for time to make her comment, since she was one of the people who wanted to speak about lifting the no wake ban. She favored lifting the wake restriction. Matkin said she and her husband have owned a cabin at Diamond Lake for 27 years. She has seen low water and high water. She said when you own property on the water, you have to expect maintenance expenses. She said she and her husband rebuilt their retaining wall multiple times. She said the wake restriction prevented her family from enjoying the lake the way they wanted, as they couldn’t water ski, wakeboard or go tubing with the wake restriction on. The commissioners said they will continue to monitor the lake level weekly as they have done but did not say specifically at what level they would lift the wake rule. Monday afternoon, residents reported that the sheriff’s boat was stopping speeding watercraft with lights and sirens. It wasn’t clear if citations were being issued or just warnings.

TV | About 18 televisions removed last week FROM PAGE 1

each state prisoner. The jail also holds federal prisoners temporarily for the U.S. Border Patrol and Bureau of Indian Affairs, which also pay the $75 a day rate. Televisions were removed about three weeks ago. “We removed all the TVs and VCRs,” Botzheim said, adding that the televisions presented a safety problem. “I’m not opposed to TVs, I’m opposed to risk,” Botzheim said. The televisions and VCRs can be thrown, he said, as can the video cassettes. Prisoners were using some of the wiring in the television sets to heat coffee, which was dangerous, he said. MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER


They could also use parts within the television to make weapons, Botzheim said. He remembers one case in which a prisoner tripped over a television cord and brought a claim against the county, which was paid, Botzheim said. The county didn’t buy any of the televisions. Individual corrections officers donated televisions over the years. Botzheim said that was also not a good practice. Botzheim said that corrections officers removed about 18 televisions and VCRs about three weeks ago. He said there were other things prisoners could do besides watch television to pass time.

“We have books and newspapers,” he said. Botzheim asked county commissioners Monday, July 16, if he could sell $1,300 worth of kitchen equipment that is no longer necessary, now that the county has started using frozen meals instead of preparing meals. There are currently about 27 prisoners held at the Pend Oreille County Jail. Many are in jail awaiting trial. The jail has 31 beds. Most prisoners in the Spokane County Jail are not able to watch television, although some are. Prisoners in the Stevens County Jail are able to watch television, as are prisoners in the Bonner County Jail.

NEWPORT – Four beavers were removed from the culvert on North Shore Diamond Lake Road last week. Two were trapped Friday, July 13, one Sunday and one more Tuesday morning, trapped by a member of the road department staff who is a licensed trapper. The county is using a drowning set trap that is set underwater so it drowns the beaver. The county road crew cleared the culvert under North Shore Road July 2. This is an effort to keep the culvert clear so water can flow out of Diamond Lake and down the channel that leads to Moon Creek. County engineer Don Ramsey said the culvert has been flowing with no obstruction since then. No beavers were in the traps Monday, but the trapper observed a beaver in the area and reset traps. County officials plan to continue trapping near the road until they believe there is no more beaver activity. The Lands Council, a conservation organization based in Spokane, is seeking beaver relocation sites for the third season of its Beaver Solutions program. The non-profit organization offers site assessments and beaver relocations at no cost. They have discussed assisting the Diamond Lake Improvement Asso-

ISSUES | No chamber forum FROM PAGE 1

renters safe but also encourage economic growth. Quandt encouraged the public to report violations and that he would direct the planning commission to address the issue if he were elected. All four candidates congratulated the DLIA for its work on invasive species such as milfoil. The association has installed a wash station at the public boat launch and has acquired grants to treat the weed. While the weed issue is in the hands of the state, all the candidates said they would do everything in their power to be a voice for Pend Oreille County in the fight against


“He’s probably 7 or 8 years old,” Layton said. “They ride him about one out of eight times.” Riders who make the whistle usually finish in the money. Catwalk was the top bull at the Pro West Finals rodeo last year. The Brahma-cross bull made short work of Newport’s Jesse Kardos at the Newport Rodeo about a month ago. Catwalk has been ridden and when he is, a top score results. A rider was marked 90 points on him earlier this year at an Oregon rodeo. Kardos and Thor Hoefer of Priest River, two high school bull riders who competed at the Bull-A-Rama last year, will not be riding this year. Both are in Wyoming competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo. Riders who will be competing include 2007 Pro West champion Jace Berg, who won the most money – about $1,400 – at last year’s event. Other riders include Casey Stoner and Cheyne Anderson, both of Elk. The Newport bull riding drew 17 entries, up from 15 last year. Riders will be competing for $2,500 in added money, which

L A ST W E E K July

Mostly sunny, chance of rain




Mostly sunny






Some scattered Mostly sunny showers

Mostly sunny


Mostly sunny


Tuesday Bright and sunny


Source: National Weather Service, Newport, WA

invasive species. The candidates also talked about how they would help Diamond Lake residents deal with the high water that is causing flooding on some properties and the no wake restriction the county commissioners imposed. (Their ideas can be read on pages 7A-10A of this issue of The Miner.) The three District 3 candidates participated in a north county candidates night on July 4 in Metaline. The Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, who traditionally holds candidates forums in years past, has no plans to hold one for this year’s primary election.

BULLS | Catwalk top bull at last year’s Pro West finals


Wednesday Thursday

ciation with beaver removal farther down Moon Creek where there are two dams. “Sometimes it’s tree protection that needs to be done,” said Amanda Parrish of the Lands Council, regarding landowners’ concerns for losing trees on their properties. “Other times it’s the issue of flooding from beaver ponds, a blocked culvert or a handful of other issues.” When the Lands Council receives these types of calls, they spend time consulting landowners and providing them with strategies to keep the beaver in their current habitat while appeasing the owners. If none of the strategies appeal to the landowner, then the council will offer to relocate the beavers. Beaver dams create wetlands that retain rain and snow melt, releasing water slowly to cause a natural increase in late summer flows and enhance riparian habitat. Maintaining a partnership with the Colville National Forest, the organization has relocated several families within the forest’s watersheds, and has the option to continue doing so, but encourages individuals interested in the environmental benefits beavers offer to contact them for more information. Landowners interested in learning more can visit The Lands Council’s website, www.landscouncil. org, or contact Amanda Parrish at

10 11 12 13 14 15 16


91 91 97 98 84 76 91


Low Precip.

61 59 58 68 66 62 68

will be added to the rider’s entry fee money. Riders pay $86 entry fees, with $70 going into the purse. The other money is used to pay judges. Most of the bulls that will appear at the Bull-A-Rama were raised by Layton at his Elk ranch. He has about 40 bulls. Raising bucking bulls can be challenging, he said. “You raise them four years and see if they’ll buck,” he said. Not all bulls do, even ones bred to buck. But the good bulls are worth quite a bit more than they were 20 years ago. A top bucking bull will sell for more than $100,000. There will be barrel racing at the Bull-A-Rama, with several top Washington Barrel Race Association members expected to compete, including Katie Bremer from Ellensburg. Bremer, a several time WBRA champion, will be riding her 6-year-old gelding, Sunny. Her mother, Diane Miller, and sister, Rose Miller, will also be competing. Barrel racers will be competing in several divisions, depending on how much money has been won on the horse. There is $300 added money for the open division, $200 for the $2,000 division and $200 for the $500 division.

.09” .25”

Source: Albeni Falls Dam

This week last year saw highs in the mid-60s, warming up to 89 on July 24. Lows were between 55 and 45, and three rainy days netted .08 of an inch.


JULY 18, 2012 |

Flowering rush weed invading Pend Oreille River

BR I E FLY Learn about tribal, community programs July 24 USK – A daylong community resource event will be held Tuesday, July 24 at the Camas Center for Community Wellness, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives of different programs will be available to provide information. There will be booths set up where representatives will be available to answer questions about services offered to Kalispel Tribe members and the community. KALTRAN, the medical clinic, the fire department will be among the programs represented. There will be door prizes, raffles, free cookies and beverages. In addition, people will be able get a discounted day pass to the Camas Center for $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, contact Jenni Jones at 509447-7109 or 509-671-6682. The event is sponsored by the Camas Path Prevention Program.

New meeting date for Fire District 5 CUSICK – Pend Oreille County Fire District No. 5, which serves residents and visitors between Calicoma Road and Alaska Lane on the west side of the Pend Oreille River, will be changing its regular meeting day to the first Tuesday of the month. The district is making the change to better accommodate staff training schedules. Commissioner meetings start at 7 p.m. and the public is always encouraged to attend. The meetings are held at Fire Station 51, the little green building just north of the Riverview Bible Camp off Highway 20.

Hospital board meets for annual retreat NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Hospital District No. 1 board of trustees, which operates Newport Hospital and Health Services, will meet for a board retreat Wednesday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Camas Wellness Center on the Kalispel Reservation. The board will discuss its objectives and strategic planning for the next year.

Lavender Festival deemed a success NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival was once again a success, in it’s ninth year July 7-8. Between 3,500 and 4,000 people attended the event at Newport City Park. That is about how many turned out in 2011, maybe a bit more, chairwoman Loyce Akers said. “I think it turned out just lovely and I was really pleased with our board members who put on a great show,” she said. Some classes scheduled for Sunday were canceled because no one was in attendance, Akers said.

Volunteers needed for flowering rush survey July 28


The shaded area shows the 990-acre Camp Cowles Scout Reservation at Diamond Lake. Nearly 4,000 LDS scouts will come to camp here for a week July 30 through Aug. 4. The newly developed Camp Sunrise is located roughly at the tent icon off of North Shore Road.

Boy Scout encampment will bring thousands of scouts to Diamond Lake BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

DIAMOND LAKE – Nearly 4,000 Boy Scouts from around the Northwest will spend a week at Camp Cowles at Diamond Lake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints Aaronic Priesthood Encampment. From July 30 through Aug. 4 Camp Cowles will be busy with activity. The last large encampment in the area was in 1984 at Farragut State Park. Then, 11,000 Scouts participated in the largest encampment in the history of the

church. Scouts had some work to do at Camp Cowles to prepare for the event. A year ago in May more than 2,000 Scouts pitched in to clear a 66-acre site known as Camp Sunrise. The site – on the western edge of the 990-acre Camp Cowles, off of North Shore Road – was previously undeveloped, used mostly for hiking. They turned it into an area where 18 different scouting groups, known as stakes, will set up camp for the week. It also includes four hillside gathering areas and an amphitheatre. The

Fight results in arrests IONE – A late night fight resulted in one man being arrested for assault and the alleged victim being arrested for malicious mischief and detained on an immigration hold. Rodney J. Williams, 33, is accused of using some sort of weapon to strike Jaime D. Sanchez, 36, in the back of the head. Sanchez was arrested for malicious mischief, charged with breaking the window in a car. He is also being detained on an immigration hold. According to a statement of probable cause, Williams and Sanchez were in a fight Wednesday, July 11. Both men were reported to have been drinking and arguing before getting into a fist fight in Ione, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. During the fight Sanchez allegedly broke out a window in Williams’ car, and then left the scene in a vehicle with a female friend. Williams followed Sanchez in another vehicle, and caught up with him at Highway 31 near milepost 6

where another fight ensued. During this altercation Williams allegedly used some type of weapon to hit Sanchez numerous times in the head, causing several large lacerations. Williams then fled the scene in his vehicle. Sanchez was taken by ambulance to Newport Hospital for treatment where he was later released and then subsequently taken into custody for third degree malicious mischief. After deputies learned Williams had fled the scene, the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office issued a call for law enforcement to be on the lookout for him. Deputies from Bonner County located Williams in Oldtown, where he complained of an eye injury and was also taken by ambulance to Newport Hospital for treatment. After treatment, Williams was arrested. Williams was in Pend Oreille County District Court for a first apSEE FIGHT, 6A

LDS church donated the work and the new infrastructure, which includes power to the site and a new road. In the “Catch the Vision” encampment scouts will focus on tapping into their potential. They’ll participate in more than 50 types of activities, both team and individual events, such as challenge courses, triathlon and archery. They’ll have the opportunity to work on more than 40 types of merit badges. The whole group will gather for two camp-wide firesides, one Monday evening and one Friday.

NEWPORT – Volunteers are needed to paddle or boat the Pend Oreille River Saturday, July 28 to search for flowering rush, a new invasive water weed. The survey event will begin at 9 a.m. with a short training session on identification to be held at the Oldtown boat launch, immediately east of the Highway 2 bridge near Newport. Participants will receive survey materials, sign up for their preferred location, and then disperse along the river. The main emphasis for the day will be the reach between Newport and Cusick, but volunteers desiring to survey other areas are welcome as well. The event is coordinated by a partnership including the Pend Oreille River Water Trail steering committee, Idaho Department of Agriculture, Washington Department of Ecology, Pend Oreille County Weed Board and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) was found in the Pend Oreille River downstream of Albeni Falls Dam in 2010 and 2011, and was immediately removed from those spots. But the weed has been spreading in Lake Pend Oreille for at least four years and will continue to occasionally show up downstream. While the particular strain of plant found in the Clark Fork/


Flowering rush was found in the Pend Oreille River in 2010 and 2011. Plants have a cylindrical stalk, up to five feet tall, ending in a cluster of light pink flowers. The thin, upright leaves may reach three feet or more.

Pend Oreille system generally doesn’t produce flowers, it can spread rapidly through rhizome fragmentation, and can form dense stands, impacting both recreational activities and fish habitat. Flowering rush creates an ideal habitat for the great pond snail that hosts parasites causing swimmer’s itch. Organizers hope to prevent the weed from ever becoming established in the Pend Oreille River by enlisting volunteers to be on the lookout for pioneering plants and to effectively dig it up or report locations to the county weed board for removal. For more information contact or ssorby@ or call 509-4472401.

15th ANNUAL BULL - A - RAMA Sat., July 21st • 7:30pm Newport Rodeo Arena $ 3,000 Added Purse

Ticket Prices Ages 1-4 FREE Ages 5-11 $400 Adults: Advance $1000 At Gate $1200

Added Purses Sponsored by: McDonalds, Newport Albeni Falls Building Supply, Oldtown Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Contact 509-447-3214 or 360-770-1180

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Owens Seebers Safeway Family Foods Selkirk Supply Priest River Ace Priest River Times Oldtown Hardware Carter County (Sandpoint) Big R (Ponderay) The Cabin Grill (Ione) Cross Roads Cafe (Usk)

Live Entertainment Every Weekend - All Weekend!

PUD, tribe to discuss payment NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District is planning to meet with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians over the formula used to calculate its payment under the 10(e) settlement. Since 2008, the tribe has received a portion of the PUD’s power production as compensation for tribal lands flooded when Box Canyon Dam was built. Under the agreement, the tribe is entitled to power worth up to $200,000 per year. The Bonneville Power Administration has since changed its tiered rate structure. The PUD wants to discuss how that impacts the payments to the tribe. Mark Cauchy, the district’s director of regulatory and environmental affairs, said the change will work out in favor of the tribe. No meeting date has been set yet.


Tom P. Hubbard (509) 991-1725 Kelly R. Hubbard (509) 220-0898 We are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the federal Medicare program

50th Anniversary Otto and Dolly Baumgardner

Celebrate their 50 years of marriage with their family and friends July 21, 2012 from 11am to 3pm at the Davis Lake Grange. Please join us.

Every Sunday Every Friday “Relax on the Patio Day” & Saturday enjoy Live Acoustic Music 4-7pm $2 Well Drinks This Sunday: & $2 Draft Beers & Mike Duncan Appetizers Specials

Music around the campfire starts at 7pm Wine • Beer • Appetizer Specials

Eat • Drink • Relax • Stay Awhile

Summer Hrs: 11am - 9pm M-F / Weekend Breakfasts

Full Bar Open Late On Weekends


Experienced Culinary Arts Team on Staff

(509) 445-1262 Located in Beautiful Downtown Usk • Like us on Facebook!

“Why eat in a bar when you can drink in a restaurant?” • Reservations Appreciated

Minors Welcome Inside Until 11:30pm


| JULY 18, 2012



 O U R




LETTERS POLICY We welcome letters to the editor. Letters should be typed and submitted to The Miner and Gem State 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 confirmation of authenticity. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. The Miner reserves the right to edit to conform to our publication style, policy and libel laws. Political letters will not be published the last issue prior an election. Letters will be printed as space allows.

Election coverage excellent – read it O

ur staff has done an excellent job of presenting a glimpse at the candidates running for Pend Oreille County Commissioner in the crowded primary race. They put time and limited space to the important task. Now it’s time for the voters to do their part and read them. They will also be saved until the primary on The Miner Online. It is virtually impossible for us or these candidates to share every point of view and personal characteristic in one interview, but they tried. After reading this week, voters should take an opportunity to meet them or email questions to them. Local government is always important but with limited funds those elected next year will be making decisions that will impact every voter. Every one of these candidates has the best interests of their community at heart. What varies is the skill levels and theories on how to manage the people’s money and services. Now is the time to find out if they match what you want for your government. This isn’t like “The Bachelor” television show where you discuss the candidate’s appearance and guess what they are thinking with a friend to make a choice. It’s about how you understand how they say they will fix what is wrong with life in your community. And there isn’t one way to do it; but you have to believe in their way and their ability to execute their plans. Some candidates don’t have a plan for many issues and that should also be a concern. Others have been in office and must stand on their past records along with future plans. No one candidate is perfect – if they were we would make them King or Queen of the county. It’s time for the voters to go to work. --FJW

‘The rest of the story’ about the Wall Street Journal Since I have frequently praised the Wall Street Journal as the best and most informative newspaper I take, I feel obliged now to, as that old-time radio news analyst used to say each day, “and now, the rest of the story.” When I renewed my WSJ some weeks back, I expected to continue receiving it at my home but on making my weekly trip to the post office, I found my box full of Journals. I called up WSJ and asked them to please stop GUEST mailing the paOPINION per to me since I get it at home. The WSJ spokes- ADELE man assured me FERGUSON CORRESPONDENT that would be done. The next week I again found a week’s worth of Journals in my post office box so I called them again. I don’t need two copies a day, I said, please stop sending me the paper in the mail. Sorry about that, said the Journal, it will be taken care of, and thank you for your business. The WSJ speaker even called me back to tell me my subscription was good until November of next year so I didn’t need to bother renewing it for awhile. After a third week of finding my box full of Journals (and yes, it was also being delivered to my home each day), I was beginning to get a little irritated. “What’s the matter with you people,” I demanded, “can’t you stop this mail delivery?” Of course they could, they said, and it is now being done. Sorry for the inconvenience. At the end of the fourth week with the usual six Journals crammed into my post office box, I was beginning to regret ever taking the damn thing no matter how good it is. It has been taken care of, said the Journal in our fourth exchange. But that wasn’t the corker. This morning when I picked up my usual newspapers at the end of

my driveway, no Journal. There was a note from the carrier that read “They stopped the wrong WSJ.” “What is wrong with you people?” I demanded in my fifth call to the paper. I love your newspaper, I said. I get more information out of it than all the rest I take put together but what kind of circulation department do you run that can’t stop a paper from being mailed for four weeks and then when you finally do issue a stop order, it’s the wrong one? I don’t want it stopped at my home, which you have now done but at the post office. I pay for my papers on renewal a year in advance, I said. I even include a tip for the carrier, something I used to think was a little excessive but have grown to appreciate mine who has a tough route to handle and once even had her car and load of papers stolen when she stopped some place and got out and the cops had to locate it and put her back to work. The employee who took my call this time, said when I renewed I gave a different address and that’s why it went to the post office. I pay my bills through my post office address, not my street address, and always have, I said, which should have been apparent to you. But I fail to understand how you can produce such a good newspaper with the latest news in each edition and yet so are the most inefficient in delivering it to me. The mail copy will stop on Wednesday, I was told, and my home delivery is being restored. I won’t say thank you and goodbye, I said, because I did that for four weeks during which nothing I was told by four different people was accomplished. I await my next post office visit so I can see if you can take your inefficiency at delivery of product to a higher degree. And that, so far, “is the rest of the story.” (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P.O. Box 69, Hansville, WA 98340.)

Web story comments policy

The Miner staff invites readers to comment on select stories on our Web site, www.pendoreillerivervalley. com. Commentators have the option of adding their name or writing anonymously. The Miner staff will review each comment before it is posted and reserves the right to omit or edit comments. If you want to comment only to our writers and editors let us know that you do not want your comment published.



Skoog is candidate who will limit government

Keep up the good work on county SMP

To the editor: It seems that on regular occasions we hear about the importance of the next exercise of the “democratic” process in our land. The upcoming election is no different. The current challenges to our traditional systems of government at all levels and challenges to conventional patterns of living and functioning in society are many and pervasive. As a people, if we desire to be free, we must understand the principles and doctrines from which we came and hold to those that are vital to the process of returning to being a free people. The principle of representative, open government that is accountable to the electorate. As a people, we must be responsible, not only in our own lives, but also in our governmental systems. We must limit government to only those functions that are necessary for securing rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We must adhere to sound morals. There is one candidate for Pend Oreille County Commissioner who understands these principles as they pertain to government. Karen Skoog is dedicated to returning to those principles that have afforded us great freedom. She has demonstrated a tireless commitment to them. I encourage you to vote Karen Skoog for Pend Oreille County Commissioner, District 1. -Kevin Akesson Newport

To the editor: Highest praise to our county commissioners! Your June 6 Revised Draft of the Shoreline Master Plan reflects your listening and supporting your fellow citizens in many areas of our concerns. Your firm stand and conviction to help us keep our local decisions local is impressive! Ironically the Department of Ecology touts that drafts are to be developed locally, then they throw hissy fits when we do! Apparently “locally drafted” to DOE means “DOE-draftedor-we’ll-see-you-in-court.” We who live, work, and steward our lands and waters here know what is best for those lands and waters. So do our friends and neighbors working in our local agencies who help, educate, and support us to those ends. Commissioners, know that we “have your back” in this, and we will stand in the fray with you as long as it takes. Folks, we flooded our commissioners with over 500 letters in the previous draft, let’s keep up the great work. Please review the June 6 Revised SMP Draft at http:// asp. Public comment period ends Aug. 8! Our commissioners, local representatives, and local agencies need our comments on this latest SMP Draft. In the end, it is about our rights and our lands, not a “one-size-fits-all” plan


R E A D E R S’



Visit The Miner Online to answer our readers’ poll question through Tuesday morning. Find it on the left-hand side of the page at www. The results will be printed next week on this page. You need not be a subscriber to participate. If you have ideas for future readers’ poll topics, submit them to minernews@

The Bonner County primary election was held in May and the Pend Oreille County primary election is coming up in August. Idaho and Washington have two different ways to determine which candidates go on to the general election in November. In Idaho, the primary election is for only Republicans and Democrats. The top two vote getters in each party move on to the general. In Washington, all candidates for each office, regardless of party, compete in the primary election. The top two vote getters continue onto the general.


written by Seattle zealots. -Jo Cardone Ione

Stop our nation from becoming what we don’t want To the editor: We, the majority of the people, have just been presented with another “pot hole” in our lives that we must bump over, navigate around or live with. When approximately 75 percent of the people have voiced a negative opinion about “Obamacare,” why would the Supreme Court vote to saddle us – and many generations to follow – with the bills for medical care for those unwilling to work? Yes, there are millions who through no fault need help. I object to paying for the ones who are illegal members of our country and who use the emergency room as their family doctor. The half trillion dollars to be taken out of existing health services, including 15 to 20 percent reduction for doctor care of Medicare patients, this is not the government’s money, it is our tax money and can only be replaced by additional taxes or “fees” unless they resort to the “magic printing press” again. The only thing we own that is more powerful than the hundreds of billions being spent to “change” our country into something we didn’t ask for, don’t want and won’t stand for, is our vote! Each of our votes cancels out


one of those illegal votes that the Obama, Holder administration will not cancel by doing their job through required voter ID and scrubbing the voter lists to remove the dead, moved, or voting more than once people (generally in the southern states). -Larry Connelly Cusick

Lessons from other places To the editor: Both Mammoth Lakes and Stockton, Calif., and Scranton, Pa., have chosen bankruptcy as their solution to running their municipalities like a free lunch program rather than a real business. The city of San Bernardino, Calif., population 200,000, has a $26 million budget gap and reported only $133,000 in cash on hand and accounts payable of $3.4 million (vendor bills). The mayor, in a move to find a solution, has cut the wages of all city workers to minimum wage. I see the small businesses who do work for these cities as the losers here; folks like you and me, getting stiffed because of poor fiscal policies and management. This forum has hosted much discussion on the fiscal policies of Pend Oreille County. We’ve heard of spending on consultants and cancelling rent streams on county buildings only to have those buildings now sit empty with the county paying for utilities, all with our SEE LETTERS, 6A



The law is flawed but better than It is a big win for President Obama. nothing. Maybe it will pave the way There is very little chance the law will for single payer health insurance. be repealed in a divided Congress and, as provisions of the law become apparent, it will become more popular.



Which method of primary election do you think is most responsible and effective? Washington’s top two primary method makes the most sense. Voters should base their decision on the candidate, not their party.

55% 0%

I prefer Idaho’s party-based method. This prevents voters from sabotaging other parties’ by voting for the candidate least likely to win in the general election. Neither system works. I think we should do away with parties all together. I don’t care either way. The whole system is messed up.

It will energize Romney supporters and those seeking to overturn the law by electing him president.

I don’t care. I like the insurance I have, so it has very little effect on me.

Total Votes: 20


on either side of the channel. Plans were to travel the creek in a canoe, using a backpack sprayer to apply the herbicide. BY JANELLE ATYEO The weeds were too thick OF THE MINER though, and an airboat had to be used to apply the herbicide DIAMOND LAKE – The noxinstead. ious weed canary grass that’s Some residents along the prevalent in the channel that stream were unhappy with the runs into Moon Creek should weed treatment. Some have begin withering told The Miner WSDA’s Pesticide away within a they wanted week or so. On to be involved Management Division July 6, the weeds in the decision in Spokane received were sprayed making process with Touchsince the treatthe complaint, and the down, a liquid area is investigator has started ment herbicide using literally in their glyphosate like his inspection of the back yards. Roundup, by a One resident facts surrounding the licensed applicaput out a sign in application. tor – Lakeland protest and colRestoration and lected the names Inland Water Pest Control and and license plate numbers of Consulting, who was hired by those doing the treatment. Anthe Diamond Lake Improveother area landowner, Gaylan ment Association. Warren, called the sheriff’s ofThey focused on the segment fice to complain about the weed of the stream between North spraying. Warren, who lives in Shore Road to the start of the the Moon Creek Estates develbeaver pond and about 50 feet SEE WEEDS, 6A

Thank You

The family of Bill Cole wish to thank all of his extended family and friends of his family for the encouragement and cards during this time. A very special thank you to Karen Rothstrom for all her caring ways and hard work. We wish to thank the Hospitality House and card playing friends for being there on Saturday 14th, 2012. Thanks Hospice for all the excellent care givers and the wonderful care. Emma Cole, Angie (Cole) & Michael O’Keefe, and Jon & Sondi Cole & Family


DIAMOND LAKE – The owners of Inn at the Lake have asked for more time to appeal Pend Oreille County’s notice of violation for the vacation rental at 581 South Shore Road. Pend Oreille County Community Development Director Mike Lithgow declined to extend the deadline. He said the timelines set by the county were reasonable. In a July 13 letter to the Inn’s attorney, he proposed the owners file an appeal with the Pend Oreille County Planning Commission by July 20. Pend Oreille County would then set a hearing with the Planning Commission, probably in late August. Lithgow suggested that an inspection of the building be arranged between now and the date of the hearing, if any. Lithgow had sent the owners a

letter dated June 18 that notified them that it appeared the inn is in violation of county code. Specifically, Lithgow said the owners didn’t get the necessary building permits to add three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms to the inn, that it needs a conditional use permit to operate a special event center in the current location and the inn is an unauthorized vacation rental. The owners were given until July 6 to correct the alleged violations. Stacy Bjordahl is an attorney representing the inn owners. The inn is owned by Gayle Cagianut through the Cagianut Family Trust. Bjordahl wrote July 5 to request an extension until Sept. 15. “It is my understanding that the County has previously granted extensions under a similar set

of circumstances (e.g. Sheckler),� she wrote. She said an extension is needed to accommodate her workload, existing deadlines mandated by the Court of Appeals as well as a scheduled family vacation out of the county. Previously, she had asserted the inn is licensed by the state as transient lodging and state rules regarding transient lodging are stricter than the county rules, Bjordahl wrote. Since the inn was operating before the county established vacation rental and building codes, its rights to continue to operate, including operating an event center, was considered an acceptable non conforming use, she wrote. In her letter of July 5, Bjordahl wrote, “With respect to your request to inspect the property, we will accommodate an inspection the week of September 10, when I am available to travel to

Newport. Since there have been no structural alterations to the Inn since 2006, by the property owners, there does not appear to be any immediate need to inspect the property.� The county has hired Stanley Schwartz, an outside attorney, to represent the county, as county prosecutor Tom Metzger lives next door. Schwartz is being paid through the professional services part of the prosecutor budget. It’s Lithgow’s call, Schwartz said. He said he provided some legal advice but it is up to Lithgow. Schwartz was not concerned with how long the process was taking. “That’s due process,� he said. The Pend Oreille County Planning Board Commissioners are the final authority for the county on the matter. The next step would be Superior Court.



Very pretty, short haired, middle age white female. Very Sweet




Male boxer mix.

Lovely apricot, long haired female. Loves a safe outside/ inside home.

Grey and white short hair female.

WHAT THE BLEEP IS HAPPENING ON DEC. 21, 2012? by Marsha Lord A lecture including insights of Mayan, Incan, Hopi & Nostradamus

Sunday, July 22 • 1pm

Doubletree Hotel • Spokane Valley Also see Marsha:

Saturday, July 21 • 10am-4:30 Spokane Holistic Fair • Unity Church (29th & Bernard)

Saturday, August 11 • 11am


1-2 year old buff colored, short hair male. Very Loving


Small, female lab mix


Female Aussie or Catahoula mix


Short hair Siamese mix, male, handsome fellow!

Camas Center • Cusick, WA Readings available after each event

Call 509-671-0916

Vacation Bible School


July 30 – August 3

9:00 am – 11:30 am (Breakfast served at 8:30 am) Ages 4 – 12 Children will be delighted to make an illustrated “garden book�, adding uniquely designed pages each day. They will also build their own planter and sow their own seeds.


Young purebred hound. Needs someone with some dog experience to teach him manners, but loving nature.


Male Black Lab


Female Golden Retriever mix.


Various Kittens


One of these women is terminally ill. The other is 84.

Life is unpredictable. That’s why Hospice of Spokane provides holistic end-of-life care to people of all ages. Learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones when you need it most.




Inn at the Lake owners ask for extension

Weeds treated at Moon Creek

Herbicide treatment causes some stir with neighboring landowners

JULY 18, 2012 |

Animals in need of a good home will be featured in this section on the first and third week of each month, thanks to these advertisers and The Miner Newspaper. These pets can be adopted from the Priest River Animal Rescue, Hwy 2, across the street from Mitchell’s Grocery Store in Priest River. Hours are 11 to 4, 208-448-0699. Please visit our web site to view all available adoptions at


Serving Pend Oreille Valley for 18 years

PRIEST RIVER ID • (208) 448-2548

Full & Self Service Cats & Dogs

Designing and Manufacturing the World’s Finest Commercial Aircraft Interiors


Mon-Fri 9 to 2 & Sat by Appt.


Help us care for our area’s animals

(208) 448-1180

All proceeds benefit Priest River Animal Rescue

309 N. State Ave • Oldtown • 208-437-0503

C&D ZODIAC CONNIE & (509) 447-4122 • Newport

Critters Thrift Shop



Carpet Upholstery


301 S. Washington Newport

Truck Mount


P.R.I.D.E Certified

Kevin Hopkins 208-437-5298

Home Health Care Pharmacy

(509) 447-2484


| JULY 18, 2012


tax dollars. Will we be next? Should we reduce the pay of the county commissioners to minimum wage? Our commissioners are not elected to be popular, they are elected to be responsible and run this county properly. Isn’t it time they ran Pend Oreille County like a business or is it time we the voters find people who will? -Judson Lightsey Newport

Vote for Art Coday To the editor: If there is anything you don’t like about Obamacarvve, if you think it needs major surgery if not outright repeal and real reform, then start voting for change in the August primary and vote for Dr. Art Coday to represent Washington in the U.S. Senate. We have two good men running for the Republican nomination. One is a practicing physician and small-business owner with a solid grasp of the Constitution, a working knowledge of health care and the ability to make a difference in shaping real health care reform. The other has good intentions and a business background, but just not the experience to command respect at the health care negotiating table. This is the year to send our best medical expertise from Washington to Washington: Dr. Art Coday. In a year when negative campaigning is the norm, we need a candidate with a positive difference. Art Coday is a practicing physician, caring for seniors and the disabled on Medicare and Medicaid. Art Coday has a calling to serve, and now he is ready to serve the people of Washington. -Sue Lani Madsen Edwall, Wash.

Will the ATLA get needed LIBOR fraud evidence? To the editor: The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) tort claim subpoenas for deep-pocket plaintiffs lead to discovery of the investment fraud evidence Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulator, Borksley Borne, needed a decade ago to predict the currency, interest


WEEDS | swaps and mortgage securities derivatives financial collapse in 2007. London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) interest rates are calculated for 10 different currencies and 15 borrowing periods ranging from overnight to one year and are published daily after 11 a.m. (London time). The New York Fed knew since 2008 of Libor (LIE-BORE) rigging reports and defining interest rate indexes used by the global banking and mortgage industries. Barkley Bank of London recent disclosures showed how this interest rate fixing worked against bond investors (municipalities) with deep pockets here in the U.S., in dealings with Saudi majority owned Citi Group and Jamie Dimon controlled JP Morgan Chase, as he has sat in direct conflict of interest on the NY Fed Board of governors. Trial lawyers will have a feast recovering injunctions, attorney fees, treble damages and regulator evidence sufficient for trust busting our too-big-to-fail banks. This is the next banking industry scandal to wash ashore in the U.S. from Europe and back. This one promises to force unmanageable banks using the public insured deposits, to abide by their living wills required by the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform Act, and break-up, rather than get taxpayer bailouts to pay the shareholder losses. I may want to go back into trial law with my pals in the ATLA (and WSTLA-Washington State Trial Lawyers Association). This is going to be easy money. Maybe the trial lawyer shark feeding frenzy of bankers will give mal health care providers a rest. -Duane Schofield Cusick

County should allow healthy businesses

To the editor: What have Republicans been telling us about raising taxes and passing regulations that prevent job growth and economic recovery? If it’s true, then what is Pend Oreille County doing with their proposed sales tax increase and code enforcement at the Inn at the Lake on Diamond Lake? They are doing the opposite of Republican preaching by raising taxes and going after a successful local business that contributes tax revenues and generates economic

Memorial Gathering for

Don Nelson

Sat., July 29th 2-4pm Please join our family for a celebration of Don’s life. Bring your favorite memories and stories to share. The gathering will be held at Delbert Nelson’s home on Idaho Hill. Turn South off Hwy 41 on S. Marian Ave. More information (509) 939-8091


Joel Kretz Washington State Representative 7th District • (R)

It’s been an honor to stand for rural Eastern Washington values in Olympia, and I would appreciate your vote! Paid for by The Committee to Elect Joel Kretz, Steve Oswin Treasurer

activity from its customers for other local businesses. Please don’t vote for any county commissioner candidate that supports the sales tax increase or aggressive enforcement of job killing regulations. Code enforcement and the budget would be non-issues if commissioners would lead and manage. Could one of the commissioners step in and find a compromise to the Inn at the Lake code enforcement action? No, they hired a lawyer/ consultant to represent them in the coming legal battle. They will spend thousands of dollars they don’t have on an issue they have the authority and means to resolve. Any county taxpayer reading this letter should understand that businesses like the inn lower the overall tax burden for all of us. The anti-business policies of our county commissioners are just adding to the economic hole that they have dug for us. We demand that the commissioners resolve this undesirable code enforcement. The county should help local businesses not overregulate them. What has Pend Oreille County done to support its business taxpayers and revenue generators? Their approach is to put a sales tax increase on the November ballot which we should overwhelmingly reject. Our local businesses don’t need their customers to pay more sales tax. Isn’t 7.6 percent on every purchase enough? -Pete Scobby Newport

Majority rules To the editor: The county commissioners are the folks we love to hate, especially at election time. And they have done a lot of things to disagree with. Currently the county board includes two Republicans and one Democrat. That means that every issue has been decided by the Republican majority. If we want county policies to change, we need to change that equation. We know we don’t like what’s been happening under Laura Merrill’s Republican-controlled county commissioners board, so let’s try

something different. Let’s vote Democrat for county commissioner and give some new ideas a chance. -Jan Searles Newport

Principles of law To the editor: Karen Skoog attended our May and June Pend Oreille County Park Board meetings. Karen is a person with common sense as a concerned citizen and grass roots leader. Karen will bring the people’s voice to the table concerning public safety, less spending and property rights through committed leadership. Karen is committed to listen to our concerns, studying the issues and seeking principled solutions. Our county commissioners are in dire need of leadership redirection. Land and home owners live with unpopular policies and unconstitutional laws. Land/home owners need to stop and rethink laws of principles to make changes to current laws and mandates that are unpopular. Elect Karen. She is a person with knowledge of principles to encourage voters to abolish unpopular laws. Our county is so top heavy on employees with union wages and benefits; county taxpayers cannot keep up. One person with the knowledge and background how the state and counties apply laws and policies is Karen Skoog. Karen will be a commissioner with common sense and principles making this county an enjoyable place to raise a family and for seniors to retire. Since we live in a snow belt, Karen cannot change the laws of snow. Karen can provide with us with ways to do away with unpopular laws and policies. I see Karen being relentless, tireless and a dedicated leader making our county one of the best in this state. -Charles E. Smith Newport


Thanks to all of my family and friends for their support, food, and well wishes during and after my recent open heart surgery. A special thanks to Basic for the money and all the good food. Thanks to all my doctors and nurses for the wonderful care. Geri Strange. (24p)

Memorial Celebration Eleanor O. McMurray July 28th • 4pm at the home of Sheila & Perry Pearman 8272 Fertile Valley Rd., Sacheen Lake Serving Refreshments Sharing Great Memories


opment but is not directly on the water, is worried that the herbicide will poison his well. He says he was not notified by the county about the plans for treatment. He thinks killing the weeds is not going to make any difference in the water level, and the airboat did more to knock down weeds and dam up the

stream. Warren filed a complaint with the Washington State Department of Agriculture. WSDA’s Pesticide Management Division in Spokane received the complaint, and the investigator has started his inspection of the facts surrounding the application. Because the situation is under review, WSDA’s spokesman could not provide further details.


pearance Thursday, July 12. He was originally charged with first degree assault, which could have resulted in a life in prison sentence. But in court, defense attorney Barrett Scudder said that the facts didn’t support a first degree assault charge. Deputy prosecutor Jeremy Schmidt agreed and dropped it to second degree assault. Scudder argued that there wasn’t enough for a second degree assault charge. District Court Judge Philip Van de Veer said the facts supported a charge of third degree assault, which is punishable by a maximum of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Schmidt said Williams had several failure to appear charges in Arizona. He asked for a $10,000

CUMMINGS GRAVEL PRODUCTS Sized Gravel 160. per 12 yd. Load


Call 509-447-0515 Cell 509-671-0992

bond. Scudder said he didn’t think a large bond was necessary. “This was mutual combat,” Scudder said. “I don’t think it warrants a substantial bond.” Van de Veer set bail at $5,000, noting the failure to appear charges. In addition to Sanchez, four others were detained on immigration holds.

Bob Wilson(R) for Washington State Representative, District 7

Let’s get mad about our ever-increasing taxes! Let’s stop this insanity and get back to working for the people of Washington State. My opponent has been there for 8 years; do you even know his name? Paid for by the campaign to elect Robert Wilson, R. Wilson Treasurer

BUYING CEDAR LOGS Delivered into Naples, Idaho & Swan Lake Landing, St. Maries, Idaho

Trevor Favaro 208-290-4547


Presented by Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance, Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home and the City of Newport

Saturday, July 21, 2012 8:00 a.m. Newport City Park, Calispel & 1st, Newport, WA Free pancake breakfast to participants and family, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home & Crematory. New this year: A 2K Family Fitness Mayor’s Walk/Run. We are excited to have our Mayor Shirley Sands, other officials, family and friends walking in support of NISSA. Opening Ceremony 8:00 a.m.The 2K/5K start at 8:30 a.m.Sage’s Dash is free for children 12 and under, 8:15 a.m. 100 yard Dash and goodie bags for each child.. Honor and celebrate the life of a child at the White Rose Memorial wall. Bring wallet size photo for a picture frame. Awards ceremony in both 2K and 5K distances. Ribbons for age divisions 6 deep, in 10 year brackets, Medals for top 3 male and top 3 female runners. A new award this year, a triple crown award for those attending all three years. Registration forms are available at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home or Packet pick-up is available on Friday 3-6 p.m. at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home or the morning of event near the start line beginning at 7:45. Onsite registration 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Free race photo included with registration. Random drawings/silent auction. The event will conclude with a butterfly release.


Election 2012

JULY 18, 2012 |


|| P E N D O R E I L L E C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R || DISTRICT 1 Donna R. Lands

Anthony C. Newcomb

Republican write-in candidate Age: 50 Residence: 3501 Highway 211 Occupation: Operates Lands Moonlight RV Park Biography: Lands was born in Greenville, S.C. Her family on her mother’s side goes back to the settling of Jamestown, Va., in the 1600s. She moved to Spokane in spring of 1969 and graduated from North Central High School in Spokane in 1979. Lands received a three-year degree in electronic engineering technology in 1988 from Spokane Community College. She attended college as a single mother of three children under the age of four. She met her husband, Bill Lands, at college. They have been together since 1985 and were married in 1989. They moved to Joseph, Ore., in 1991 and became self-employed, opening a restaurant called the Old Town Café. They sold that and purchased the Moonlight RV Park near Sacheen Lake in 1995, which they still own. They have five adult children; Jeanie Gardner Conger, Donnie Gardner, Jessica Riley Lands Birchler, BillieRae Lands and Benjamin Lands. They have four grandsons, Christian, Preston, Rowan and Ryan. They all graduated from Newport High School. Lands’ past political experience has been “just being a vocal tax payer, property owner, business owner (21 years) Realtor eight years and having raised a disabled child. I have been involved because we have been placed in predicaments where we had to be active in protecting and saving property and family rights.” Why are you running for office? “Our Constitution was founded on the principles of protecting our rights to life, liberty and property,” Lands said. “Property includes protection of the funds. The last 21 years I have been serving my fellow neighbors in the private sector and now I feel it’s my civic duty to serve my fellow neighbors in the public arena. “We must have a county-wide theme and major attraction opened to the public every day, not just once a month or once a season,” she said. “We have the tourists but we as a community have not figured out how to keep them here spending their money.” Lands said she is running as a write in because she missed the deadline to register as a candidate. “I hadn’t made up my mind yet,” she said. The tipping point was when the county interpreted its RV park rules to mean people could have two recreational vehicles on each parcel of land. Lands said that allowed a business to be developed that is unfairly competing with her business. She said the county comprehensive plan is out of compliance with state law. State law interprets two RVs on a single lot to be a manufactured home development. • Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? Lands said there is value to protecting shorelines. “Development shouldn’t be to the point where property can flood,” she said. She has no objection to the proposed shoreline setbacks for the Shoreline Master Program Pend Oreille County is developing. “A hundred feet is nothing,” she said, referring to the 100-foot setback proposed for one category of land. “Why would you want to build that close?” She points to Wallowa Lake near Joseph, Ore., as an example of a county successfully protecting a shoreline:

Biography: “I am married to Angela with our four kids, Alexandra, Arianna, Abigail, and AJ. Angela is a successful realtor at the John L Scott Real Estate Brokerage firm in Newport. All four of our kids attend Newport School District schools. Alexandra graduated from Newport High School this spring and will be attending Washington State University in the fall. We are a very active and involved family in and around our community. Angela and I strive to be positive examples to our children, demonstrating that it takes service minded individuals to make an impact in the world around us. “Staying active is also an important part of my life. I completed the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon and have run a full marathon and a few half marathons in my spare time.” On his resume is an associate degree from Spokane Community College, Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota in aeronautics, veteran of the United States Coast Guard, 14 years in the aviation industry, finance director, current president Maws and Paws Booster Club at Newport High School, secretary of the Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council, board member of the Tri- County Economic Development District loan board, and member of the Community Connect Committee (PUD fiber optic committee). Why are you running for office? I am running for office because we simply have to do better. We cannot continue to go down our current path of over spending in our county government. It is time for leadership that is proactive, instead of reactive. Leadership that will lead by example, not place blame on others. My campaign is about four very simple action items. 1. We must return to part-time commissioners. 2. We must stop spending money on outside consultants. 3. We must stop transferring money from roads. 4. We must promote Pend Oreille County’s current businesses and actively promote future business growth. • Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? Newcomb said there is public good in protecting shorelines, but the regulations shouldn’t be too restrictive. “We have to find a balance,” he said. He said he was concerned about the position the state is taking on the shoreline rules. “We’re supposed to have a say in local affairs,” he said. “We have to make a stand.” • How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? “I would start with the commissioners,” Newcomb said. He said the positions need to be part time, with part time pay. “The pay needs to be similar to the PUD commissioners,” he said, about $20,000 annually. He said he would keep his job, if elected. He questioned how the commissioners could cut a 20-year employee like the board’s clerk, a 20-year employee who was laid off last month, instead of their own salaries. “You need to lead by example and start with yourself,” he said. “It all boils down to leadership.” • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to SEE NEWCOMB, 10A


24 hour Info 447 - 4125 Show times Friday – Thursday Open 7 days

July 20-26

ICE AGE 4 Dark Knight Rises Amazing Spiderman

PG PG-13 PG-13

All Show times Friday 7:30 pm Sat 4:00, 7:30 Sun 2:00, 5:30 M - TH 7:30 Dark Knight Trilogy Thurs Night July 19 6:15pm

S Shhoow w -- O Offtteenn aa ggrreeaatt oonnee

Republican Age: 48 Residence: Elk Occupation: Volunteer grassroots leader

Independent Age: 40 Residence: Sacheen Lake Occupation: West coast Newcomb district manager for a Global Supplier of Aviation Fuels and Services


A Allw waayyss aa G Goooodd

Karen Skoog

Coming Soon

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Bourne Legacy Bully Expendables 2 Premium Rush Odd Life of Timothy Green

Diane Wear


Biography: I grew up picking and packing fruit on my parents’ and neighboring farms. By 18 I had my own business on the horse show circuit. I saved enough money to travel around Europe, and lived two years in Finland, the country of my grandparents, where I worked and studied. My husband John and I have been married for 26 years and have five children. Modeling leadership and entrepreneurship to our children was a home school goal. We bought houses and remodeled them to sell or rent out. Our first business was an appliance store. We worked hard and learned a lot but closed it three years later. Our next business was a successful roofing company we later sold to partners. I have volunteered as a sex offender chaperone, horse therapy aide and living history interpreter. I am the Farm Bureau committee chair for Pend Oreille County and represent local agriculture interests in Little Spokane watershed meetings. I have a non-profit organization dedicated to education on land-use issues and have organized workshops in Pend Oreille County and one regional event. I helped form the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights local chapter and organized the Shoreline and Property Rights event held in January. Why are you running for office? I testified in favor of a bill that would have given Pend Oreille and three other counties the option to get out of the Growth Management Act. It passed the house with bipartisan support. The incumbent lobbied the senate to stop the bill. We don’t need a commissioner that thinks land-use decisions are best made in Olympia rather then by local government and citizens. I believe county commissioner is the representative of the people that is closest to the people. With my grassroots political experience, leadership and dedication to Constitutional principles I have the tools to do the job. • Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? Skoog believes if there is damage being done to people’s property, something needs to be done to stop it. However, she does not like the one-size-fits-all, preventative Shoreline Master Plan, mandated by the Department of Ecology. Skoog said she thinks the SMP assumes that wherever people are, damage will be done. Preventing something that hasn’t happened yet takes away people’s rights, and she doesn’t agree that humans will most likely do the wrong thing. However, if someone is doing wrong that is affecting other people, it needs to be stopped.

Democrat, incumbent Age: 61 Residence: 7512 Fertile Valley Road Wear Occupation: Pend Oreille County Commissioner, District 1

Republican Age: 49 Residence: 275 Forest Grove Lane, Newport Occupation: Self-employed, independent distribu- Quandt tor, Stand Firm Distributing LLC

Biography: I was employed by Washington State Public Schools since 1976 and resigned after being elected in 2008. (She served as the activities assistant at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane.) My 24 years of community involvement in Pend Oreille include: Sacheen Lake Association President, 1995-2002 and current member; South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue Auxiliary, Founding Member, 2003 – present; West Branch Little Spokane River Committee Member, 2006-present; Pend Oreille Conservation District Supervisor, January 2005-2008; Northeast Area Conservation District Treasurer, 2005-2008; Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Marine Advisory Board, 2002; Newport Community Health Center Advisory Board, 2010-present; CAPS Committee (Citizens Actively Promoting Schools), 2004–present; Lavender Festival Volunteer 2004–present; Newport Soroptimist Member, 2010– present. My husband Brad is also committed to our community by serving as a volunteer SPOFR Firefighter/EMT and a long-time volunteer for the Sacheen Lake Association. We have been married for 43 years this fall and have two sons and daughters-in-law, and two beautiful fun loving grandchildren.

Biography: Quandt and his wife, Rhonda, have been married 24 years. They are raising four young men; David, 15, and Johnny, 13, and they are the proud guardians of Curtis and Cody Philips, 16. Quandt, who graduated from high school in Butte, Mont., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1990. He moved to the Newport area in 2001 from Spokane. About three years ago he became the Little Debbie distributer for North Idaho. Quandt counts integrity and a calm demeanor among his strengths, as well a business background. “I have expertise in managing budgets, building high performing teams and delivering positive results,” he said. “I am well organized and highly proficient in financial planning.” Quandt is active in the community. “It is an important aspect of my life to give back to the community through volunteering,” he said. “I’ve had the pleasure of coaching youth recreational sports and leading a children’s ministry as well as being an active participant and mentor in my church.” He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Newport. This is his first run at elected office.

Why are you running for office? I care deeply about this county and I’m not done yet. I don’t support big government, but I’m all for efficiency in how we operate. The extreme county budget issues that bent the cost curve up in 2005 remain difficult to overcome, yet the county continues to receive the priority services expected. It’s going to take a couple more budget cycles, but the curve is beginning to even out, so let’s hang in there together.

Why are you running for office? “I’m pleased to be running for District 1 Commissioner because I’m the positive change our county needs,” Quandt said. “We face many challenges i.e. the budget, roads, schools, lack of employment opportunities, land use and water management. I’ll strive by not making empty promises that cannot be delivered. “My pledge is to achieve positive changes by understanding the challenges we face today while brainstorming with our various departments. Constructive change can happen within our budget and laws with my financial background and many years of managerial expertise. Elect me to represent your voice and be your facilitator as we work together.”

• Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? Wear listed the benefits of adequately protecting the shorelines: preventing the loss of land by erosion, water quality, property value. She pointed to River Road in Cusick as an example of what can happen when shorelines are not protected properly, adding that it is an expensive fix although Cusick’s repair project is paid for with grant money.

• How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? Skoog said the commissioners are between a “rock and a hard place,” when it comes to the budget. The state mandates the county provide certain services that the county must pay for. “Even administrative costs have to be built in,” she said. Less spending is her principle when it comes to balancing the budget, but she doesn’t want to make promises she can’t keep, and therefore would study the budget closely and research what mandates the county has to pay for. She believes furlough days are one opSEE SKOOG, 10A

Copper • Brass • Aluminum Stainless • Aluminum Cans Batteries • Radiators

Doug Quandt

We also recycle Cardboard • Iron Newspaper

PAYING CASH!* *In accordance with WA State Law.

DU-MOR RECYCLING N 6404 Perry • Spokane, WA (509) 489-6482 One block north of Francis, 14 blocks east of Division

• Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? “There is always public good in protecting shorelines,” he said. “We have to protect them from people who are not good stewards.” That doesn’t mean he is a fan of the



Support Our Brave American Veterans

July 20th & 21st

2012 RUN WHATCHA BRUNG! Drag Races Down Main Street Oldtown • Live Music • Food • Camping • Bike Show • Swap Meet • Raffles Benefits The American Legion Riders & Second Shot Supporting Local Area Veterans


PARK $ &FLYfor just Included FREE:



Located just 200 yards from the Spokane International Airport


| JULY 18, 2012

Election 2012


|| P E N D O R E I L L E C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R || DISTRICT 3 Tim Ibbetson

Steve Kiss

Republican Age: 58 Residence: Ione Occupation: 35 years in real estate


Biography: Ibbetson was born July 21, 1953, in Long Beach, Calif., and attended Saint Barnabas Catholic school, Saint Johns Military Academy, and Long Beach Polytechnic High School, graduating in 1972. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1972 and was a communications specialist with a top secret SIOP/ESI clearance to encode and decode military communications of national importance. He was honorably discharged as S/ Sgt in 1976. Ibbetson was married in 1997 to Kathy and they have two children, Trent and Krystin, and five grandchildren. Ibbetson spent 34 years in real estate sales, property management, leasing, and personnel management. He served on numerous boards of directors, with involvement in risk management. Ibbetson has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 18 years, buying his home in Ione eight years ago. He began development of Lost Creek Estates in 2006, and continues to be involved in the local issues and property rights, and is currently the president of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights – Pend Oreille County organization.


Pend Oreille County Precincts In the primary election, only precincts within the respective districts will vote for commissioner. Commissioner District 3 includes most of the landmass of the county from Furport and Usk on north. Commissioner District 1 is in the southernmost part of the county, including Sacheen and Diamond lakes. The entire county will vote on the two commissioner seats in the general election in November.

|| E D I T O R S N O T E || In preparation for the Aug. 7 primary, The Miner invited candidates in local races to sit down for an interview. Candidates were asked to provide a short biography and a statement on why they are running for office. The other questions were asked in person during an interview in The Miner’s office. Two reporters were present, with one asking the questions and one taking notes. All interviews were done in person at The Miner office, except for Seventh District Representative Candidate Joel Kretz, who was interviewed over the phone due to distance.


“The county wouldn’t allow building at the ends of Wallowa Lake,” she said. • How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? Lands said that she would ask county employees to take a pay cut. “If every employee gave up a half hour pay, we wouldn’t have to lay off anyone,” she said. She wouldn’t exempt commissioners from the pay cut. She would be willing to work full time for $25,000 a year, she said. • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? “I would as long as the money is set aside for a specific purpose,” she said. She is not in favor of using it for the general fund. She favors selling land to buy income-producing land, say a private beach where admission is charged. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? In general, Lands said that she isn’t for increasing taxes. She said she would consider a $10 RV tax for parked RVs. She also would like to hear what the public would think about establishing a system for paid permits for mailboxes. • County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? “They need to leave that road fund alone” Lands said. “It’s wrong to steal money from the road fund.” Lands is in favor of cross training county employees, including employees who work in the road department. If more people had a commercial drivers license, like she does, they might be able to help driving the equipment, she said. If the county were better managed, the road levy shift wouldn’t be necessary, she said. • What could the county do better to help relieve high water at Diamond Lake? “We need to find ways to dredge Moon Creek,” Lands said. “Government should not close its eyes to this.” SEE LANDS, 10A

Why are you running for office? I decided to run for county commissioner over regulations mandated on our county, its citizens, businesses, property owners and the inability for the populous to enjoy the county. Watching our friends, neighbors and citizens struggle as they attempt to find jobs, and see people making choices which tear families apart, because they have to go elsewhere to find work, means that we need someone who will find ways to bring jobs here. State agencies have to quit closing our recreational areas, so tourism will flourish rather than cripple our economy, by shutting down trails in our forest. • Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? Ibbetson says there is public good in protecting the shorelines, but the Shoreline Master Program is “far overreaching.” As president of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, he said he’s concerned with the impact the plan will have on individual rights, their property rights and the economy. He said the results will be “catastrophic” if the Department of Ecology gets to put in the buffers it wants. Ibbetson believes the plan should be locally crafted, and that’s just what the commissioners have done. “I believe the commissioners have the right and the duty to protect this county,” he said. He was shocked at Ecology’s threats for not going along with what they want. • How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? “No matter what you do it’s going to hurt,” Ibbetson said. “You can’t cut your way out of the situation as it is now.” He said coming out of the budget crisis will take cuts in staff and cuts in efficiency in all levels, except in public safety. He said most people won’t like it, but cuts may mean three or four-day work weeks, not having a real person answer the phones, and expecting long lines when going to conduct county business “because the personnel is not going to be there.” • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? “If parcels are of no use, absolutely,” he said, adding that they are not currently collecting taxes and they could be a liability for the county. He is not in favor of selling timber out of necessity, but said timber should be sold in a methodical manner. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? “People need to understand there’s going to be some tax increases,” Ibbetson said. “I believe we’ve got to get this county back to health. … Right now we’re on oxygen.” Pay and expenses continue to escalate and we’re already having trouble. Taxes like one for funding weed control is an alternative, but Ibbetson feels that the weed board is doing a good job with its cost share program and controlling state mandate weeds.

Republican Age: 62 Residence: Metaline Occupation: Self-employed logging contractor

Kathleen Mayall


Biography: I was born in Roseburg, Ore., moved to Newport in 1960 and Metaline Falls in 1964. I have deep roots in Pend Oreille County, as my grandfather signed the 1910 census in Ione and my mother and her siblings were raised there. I graduated from Selkirk High School in 1968 and attended Washington State University for 2 1/2 years. I worked for a short time at Lehigh Cement Co. and Ponderay Newsprint. Since 1973, I have primarily been a self-employed logging contractor. My business experience includes: employee, bonding, insurance, permitting and sub-contractor issues. I served on the POC planning commission from 1989-2008, working with eight other members and consultants on the comprehensive plan from start to finish, along with many other issues. I have had the honor to serve the Port of Pend Oreille as commissioner since 1998 to the present. As such, I have along with two other commissioners, dealt with employee and benefit issues, federal regulations, expansion of facilities and a declining revenue base. I have been married to my wife Nancy, a life-long resident of North POC, for 37 years; with three grown children, all earning their living in POC. I have five grandchildren attending the Selkirk and Newport schools. (Kiss says if elected he would resign from the port commission.) Why are you running for office? My goal is to represent all residents of Pend Oreille County in a fair and efficient manner on all issues. I intend to work towards less government interference in our daily lives; maintaining a safe environment with education and employment opportunities for both young and old alike, and maintaining and improving infrastructure. I will work to ensure that budget monies are spent wisely and are used efficiently for the maintenance and improvement of our quality of life in Pend Oreille County. • Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? “Definitely,” Kiss said, adding that you have to consider how changes you make to the shoreline will impact neighbors, and he believes local control is the way to go. “I want to see the land used, but not abused,” he said. He thinks the Washington Department of Ecology has too much influence from the west side of the state, and those solutions won’t always work here. As for building setbacks from the waterfront, he thinks it should be decided on a case-by-case basis, and that also requires local decision making. • How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? Kiss said he’s been studying the budget and sees that on paper the easiest thing to do is to cut staff, but with so many duties tied to grant funding, that would cut the nose off despite the face in some cases. “We have to live within our means,” Kiss said. “Maybe not provide the level of services we have in the past.” • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? Kiss would consider selling smaller, isolated parcels, but getting rid of the bigger acreages or waterfront property would be a “disservice” to future generations, he said. “It’s money to fix our short term ills. Then what do you do next time?” he said. As a logger, Kiss thinks the county’s timberland is being overcut. A parcel he logged for the county around 1980 has been cut two or three times since then, he said, adding that timber grows slowly here. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? “You have to look at all the options,” he said. He would not be in favor of any tax increases that weren’t earmarked for a specific cause. “I hate to see a tax increase dumped into the general fund and disappear,” he said.

• County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on

• County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? “We can’t take any more from roads. The infrastructure is hurting,” Kiss said. He is not in favor of the levy shift, but doesn’t want to condemn anybody’s decision to approve



Democrat Age: 46 Residence: Ione Occupation: Owner/operator of hair salon


Biography: I graduated Selkirk High School in 1984. I have owned and operated a small business in Ione for the past 14 years. The business has allowed me as a single parent to raise my daughter, Taylor Mayall, in a small town, country setting. She graduated Selkirk High School this year, while participating in the Running Start program for the past two years and is attending Eastern Washington University this fall to study occupational therapy. I recently became engaged to be married to Jon Turpin who was born and raised in north Pend Oreille County, so were his two adult children and two grandchildren. Why are you running for office? I decided to run for Commissioner of District 3 because I have a strong sense of civil duty and community pride. I volunteered one season with my daughter Taylor at the Tiger Historical Museum. I was the secretary of the Metalines Chamber of Commerce for one and half years. It has now become the North Pend Oreille Valley Chamber of Commerce. I have also attended and observed the Ione town council meetings for approximately six years. Though not a politician, I am a problem solver, with a skill base founded on developing and operating a business while raising my child. I recognize the need to form alliances that benefit all participants. • Do you think there’s any public good in protecting the shorelines? Mayall said she has read the various drafts of the Shoreline Master Plan, and there are a lot of misconceptions out there. The first draft, she said, was too restrictive, and the second draft was more forgiving, but it doesn’t protect the shorelines more than they are now. She agrees the river needs to be protected, but it can’t all be done at once. She believes shoreline management should be more lenient, which is what the people want, she said. Two-hundred-foot setbacks are too excessive. • How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? Mayall said while the county is pretty locked in to what needs to be spent, she would go over each department’s budget and look at the miscellaneous line items. She said she’s noticed some departments have multiple miscellaneous funds, between $3,000 and $5,000 each. “I would probably go, ‘what’s that?’” she said. She would also examine the number of consultants hired by the county. As commissioner, she would want to ask each of the department heads if they are in favor of consultants. If they are, they would be hired. If not, she would forgo hiring them. Mayall said she’s willing to cut the commissioners’ salary to three-fourths time, but she realizes this wouldn’t make up for the budget shortfall. “There’s no quick fix,” she said. • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? Mayall said she may be in favor of selling some lands owned by the county, but first she would want to see if any of it would be suitable for new businesses that could lease the property from the county. She is especially interested in county-owned land within towns. Towns would benefit from new businesses hooking into utilities. As for timberland, Mayall is not in favor of the county selling because of the renewable resources. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? Mayall said people don’t want higher taxes and doesn’t think voters would approve a property tax increase. As for increasing taxes without a vote of the people, she said she would talk to her constituents in the north end of the county to see what their priorities are. If people are willing to go without law enforcement in order to prevent increased taxes, she would work to educate the people. • County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? Mayall acknowledges that many people SEE MAYALL, 9A


Election 2012 

JULY 18, 2012 |


|| S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E , D I S T R I C T 7 || POSITION 2 Joel Kretz Republican, incumbent Age: 55 Residence: Wauconda Occupation: Rancher Kretz Biography: Joel Kretz and his family live on the family ranch in Okanogan County where they raise cattle, horses and timber. A lifelong Washingtonian, Kretz has a long record of community involvement on both local and statewide issues prior to being elected state Representative in 2004. In Olympia, he has been a strong advocate for smaller government, and improving the business climate in our state and has received numerous awards from small business and agricultural groups. He serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resource, Business and Finance and Rules Committees and is the Deputy Minority Leader. He also was appointed to the Open Government Task Force by the attorney general.

Why are you running for office? First, state government has grown too large and inefficient and has gotten to the point where it serves itself, instead of the citizens. I want to continue my work to downsize and streamline state government. Second, improve our business climate. We are in a global economy, and we can’t even compete with Idaho. Endless bureaucracy, red tape and redundant and unnecessary regulations are stifling job growth. And third, we need to prioritize state spending, so we can fully fund our core responsibilities such as funding our rural schools and hospitals, take care of the truly vulnerable, and provide a high level of public safety.


Seventh Legislative District Washington’s Seventh Legislative District is made up of Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln and parts of Spokane and Okanogan counties. Representatives to Olympia serve two-year terms. Position 1 is held by Shelly Short, who is running unopposed this election.


repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? Ibbetson is not in favor of the road levy shift, but at this point, he said, he’s not sure if there’s any way around it. He said the county needs to look at other forms of revenue and be aggressive in going after grants, though, he notes, he’s not a big fan of grants because of the hidden hooks. In the meantime, he’d like to see the county do its best in continuing to reduce costs, which may involve cutting services. • What can the county do to improve the economy in north? “The county needs to do its best to cut down on the permitting process,” he said. He believes cottage industry will flourish around tourism, offering things like bed and breakfasts, sporting good stores and repair shops. People want to recreate here, but the roads are getting cut off, he feels, and the commissioners need to stand up for keeping land open to recreationalists. He pointed out the north county can promote its airport and railway to tourists. He thinks the county can get ahead by “utilizing those resources that are in front of us.”


She said the state Department of Ecology and Department of Fish and Wildlife have been turning a blind eye to the problems caused by the high water. “Government is supposed to protect people, and that includes their property,” she said. She would like to see drainage ditches to address what she said is a countywide problem. • What’s the best way to communicate with your constituents? Lands said face-to-face communication is how she would prefer to communicate with constituents. She wants to hear people’s concerns. “I’m always up for coffee,” she said. As for the people who may not bring concerns to her, she said communicating through the newspaper is a way to reach them.


are upset about the road levy shift and she thinks the county needs to move away from that. “(The county) has to get more responsible,” she said. • What can the county do to improve the economy in the north? Mayall wants to encourage new businesses to move to north Pend Oreille County. She wants to devise a plan to attract new jobs by locating properties that are available for new businesses and use the various town’s current infrastructure as incentive to move here. She wants to see smaller businesses that employ 50 to 70 employees and pay a livable wage.

• Another breeding pair of wolves was recently discovered in Washington. They will remain on the endangered list until the population reaches a certain number of breeding pairs. Do you feel that number is a good target? Do you agree with the state’s recovery plan? Kretz thinks the number for the target recovery level is too high at 15 breeding pairs. He noted that a pair doesn’t mean two wolves, rather a pack with a breeding pair can number eight to 10 wolves. “It’s a ludicrous number,” he said. He’s concerned the wolves will decimate deer and elk herds since Washington doesn’t have the winter range to support ungulates. Unlike Idaho, most of Washington is ranches and farms near small communities. “We’re bearing the brunt of it,” Kretz said. “If (wolves are) so wonderful, I’d really like a couple breeding pairs in downtown Seattle.” • What does the state need to do to fix the budget problem? Kretz said Olympia needs to prioritize its spending. Adequate funding for education would be at the top of the list, along with taking care of people who can’t take care of themselves and then public safety, Kretz said. The problem at the state level, according to Kretz, is that “we haven’t cut to the bone. There’s a lot of wasteful spending still going on in Olympia.” • How can the state help small counties like Pend Oreille fix its roads? “I feel for them because they’ve got real budget problems at the county level,” Kretz said. He thinks the gas tax could be spent more efficiently. He estimates half of the gas tax is currently spent on things other than asphalt. “We try to put too many things in that funding,” he said. “Bike lanes may be wonderful, but I don’t agree with taking those really tapped out gas tax dollars and spending them on that.” • Can a representative change how the Department of Ecology deals with regulations in their districts – for example, helping to reduce restrictions from future shoreline development laws. “Right now the DOE is just running amuck,” he said, adding it would be easier to change that with a Republican majority. Kretz said they must at least try to hold Ecology accountable: “Grill them on science, how did they come up with this conclusion.” Kretz explained how he tried to push a bill to allow Pend Oreille County to opt out of the Growth Management Act. He was surprised when one of the local commissioners came to Olympia to argue against it. The gist of it was allowing decisions to be made locally. “The best government is the closest government to the people,” he said. “I trust the people on the ground to make good decisions on land use.” • What is the most important duty of a state Representative that will help residents of Pend Oreille County? “The biggest thing is to just stay connected with people and listen,” Kretz said. “Most good ideas don’t come from Olympia, they come from back home.” When he’s at the capitol, he feels the biggest part is to educate urban legislators about the realities of the rural areas in the rest of the state. He found that was a big issue when talking hospital funding. Urban legislators don’t understand the distances and the isolation, he said. • There hasn’t been a candidate from Pend Oreille County in decades. Do you think a candidate from Pend Oreille County can win? Why or why not? Kretz said he ran into some doubts when he first ran for office, but he thinks a candidate from Pend Oreille can “absolutely” win. “Problems around the district are pretty similar,” he said, adding that the key is as a candidate “you’ve got to match the district.” • Can a Representative from a minority party from a small rural district be effective in Olympia? How? Kretz said being deputy minority leader of the House of Representatives puts him in the room when the high level discussions happen. He explained how some political maneuvering from his party kept the Legislature from getting rid of levy equalization, which keeps small rural schools in property-poor districts afloat. The last day of the session, they burnt a lot of time on the floor talking. The Speaker of the House had other priorities, Kretz said, and the paperwork for the levy equalization didn’t get filed in time. The vote was going to come up after midnight, but most people had left. “That was a big political thing from just a little person from Wauconda,” Kretz said. “A lot of it is knowing how the system works.”

Robert “Bob” Wilson Republican Age: 51 Residents: Ione Occupation: Retired Border Patrol Agent/novelist/ columnist


Biography: I am a Washington State native, born and raised in the Yakima Valley. I grew up on a small farm and cut asparagus, picked cherries and other such “farm labor” as a youth and even baled hops each summer while in college. I graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1983. I was accepted into the Master of Business Administration Program at Sul Ross State University in Texas but never completed it due to a transfer to Washington state. I worked for the U.S. Border Patrol for 25 years with more than 12 years on the southern border and six in the Tri Cities before coming to Pend Oreille County where I was a founding member of the Metaline station. Since retirement I have obtained my real estate license, dabbled in that for a year; wrote two books – one of which is published, “Pippy, The Miracle of a Dream,” available on Amazon, etc. I have also written just over 110 articles for the, the Yahoo Contributor Network and the Tri City Herald. I make my home just outside of Ione and have three children, the two oldest are “land men” working for an oil company. Why are you running for office? “I believe my combination of life and work experiences, my education and my ability to not go along with the status quo will allow me to be a representative that can make a difference which is what I desire. “During my career with the Border Patrol I was lucky enough to meet people from every walk of life. I observed that few people are afraid to publically go against the system even if they know it’s wrong or don’t agree with it because of the fear of being publically ostracized or unconventional. I am not afraid of that!” Wilson said he first thought about getting into politics when he was working for the U.S. Border Patrol in the Tri Cities and an illegal immigrant killed a state trooper in 1999. Two other law enforcement officers were also killed by illegal immigrants. He wants to “needle” the federal government into taking care of the immigration problem. Wilson said illegals need to be deported because they are a threat to society. He said a majority of drug cases in the Tri Cities and Yakima involved Mexican nationals and most gang members are the children of legal permanent residents. • Another breeding pair of wolves was recently discovered in Washington. They will remain on the endangered list until the population reaches a certain number of breeding pairs. Do you feel that number is a good target? Do you agree with the state’s recovery plan? Wilson said the state can’t have both wolves and caribou and elk – they are mutually exclusive. He likes the idea of wolves, but he doesn’t think they work in our area. We can’t kill them, because they are still listed as endangered in Washington, so we’d have to relocate them, which can be expensive. He would like to know why they are listed as endangered in Washington while they are being hunted across the border in Idaho. • What does the state need to do to fix the budget problem? Wilson said the state needs to stop all new construction. Any projects in the planning stages need to put on hold. Repairs to infrastructure should be done, as well as projects that have begun, but other than that, construction needs to stop. He said all budgets need to be put on hold. He noted that the Washington State Patrol budget has increased 10 percent. It shouldn’t have increased at all until the economy recovers. • How can the state help small counties like Pend Oreille fix its roads? Instead of the state spending money on bigger, new projects – such as the bypass in Spokane – the budget should focus on repairs to what we already have, Wilson said. The west side of the state spends most of the state’s budget, Wilson said. There needs to be more of a fair share, especially for the poorer counties, like Pend Oreille. • Can a representative change how the Department of Ecology deals with regulations in their districts – for example, helping to reduce restrictions from future shoreline development laws. Wilson said the state representative has the pulpit to represent what the people want. He can make his voice heard more than the “regular” person, and can express the concerns of the public at the state level. However, the legislature has no control over the Department of Ecology and the DOE is going to have its own ideas on how things should be done. • What is the most important duty of a state Representative that will help residents of Pend Oreille County? Wilson said a state representative’s most important duty is to cut back on taxes. He read recently about a proposed “trip tax” that would help make up for the $3.8 billion loss electric cars have caused. The tax would charge residents per mile on their vehicle. He thinks that would hurt the average person. He would put a lid on new taxes, and if possible, cut current taxes. He wants vehicle tabs to go back to the $30 they were supposed to be after the state approved legislation in 2000. • There hasn’t been a candidate from Pend Oreille County in decades. Do you think a candidate from Pend Oreille County can win? Why or why not? Wilson believes a candidate from Pend Oreille County can win, as long as it’s the right person. He said his views are a bit different from the Republican status quo, and he would be passionate about issues that are important to voters in the 7th District. “Let’s get passionate about a new gas tax. Let’s get passionate about a new trip tax,” he said. • Can a Representative from a minority party from a small rural district be effective in Olympia? How? Wilson said he would give interviews in local newspapers and possibly write a column. He would tell people that being a Democrat or Republican doesn’t matter: he knows everyone’s hurting. He would get on his pulpit and tell the legislature that what it’s doing is killing the state’s residents. He wants to make district 7 constituents aware of what’s happening at the state level. He said he’s never heard of the incumbent, Joel Kretz. “I don’t hear him screaming,” Wilson said.


| JULY 18, 2012


• How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? “This year, the cuts will invariably be staff,” Wear said. She said over the last couple years the commissioners have been working to bend the cost curve, and “we’re just about where we need to be.” She explained that when the previous board of commissioners gave large raises in 2005 they didn’t look down the road far enough to plan for how to fund those salaries in the future. As a result, expenses increased by 5 percent a year while revenue grew at only 3 percent, Wear said. “It threw the county budget out of whack,” she said. Wear feels the county could have cut deeper in 2009, but at that time they chose to keep the staff and try to come out of the recession. The cuts came later and now the county is “bare bones,” she feels. “There’s no fat left to trim,” she said. At the same time, Wear feels that the county was able to retain the services people expect. “We’ve done a good job,” she said. • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? To evaluate the county’s properties and come up with a long-term plan, the commissioners have put together a citizen’s committee – including a realtor, timber company representative and a former public works director. Wear said she would need to see the committee’s educated recommendations before making a decision. She said there are some county parcels, such as one in a residential area of Newport, that the county will probably never use. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? The commissioners are considering a three-tenths of 1 percent sales tax for public safety. The revenue would help fund the sheriff’s office and reduce the strain on the county’s general fund, meaning the commissioners would be able to do less of a road levy shift, Wear explained. “We’re short staffed in both the jail and dispatch. That poses a risk for the county we cannot afford,” Wear said. The sales tax would amount to 3 cents on a $10 purchase, she pointed out. She added that she is not in favor of going to the people for any more than one new tax. • County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? “We need to continue to bend the cost curve to lessen the road levy shift,” Wear said. She feels the public works department has done a good job of streamlining its budget to get costs down. The department has also been more proactive in obtaining grant funding. “I hate the word tax,” she said, but the public safety tax would “cut the road levy shift in half.” As far as doing without a road levy shift, Wear sees that potential in the next couple of years. • What could the county do better to help relieve high water at Diamond Lake? “I believe it’s a watershed issue,” she said. “People overlook the fact that we’ve had two extremely wet years. Diamond Lake is not the only lake that is high.” Living on Sacheen Lake, Wear has dealt with this same issue for the past 24 years, she said. In that case, she said the county did what they could to assist, getting beaver mitigation money and working with the conservation district to install beaver dam outlet tubes. Now the county has been working with the Diamond Lake Improvement Association on the high water issue. • What’s the best way to communicate with your constituents? Communicating personally is the best way, Wear said. In the technology age, the county website and blogs are also ways to reach people, and the county can always do better with providing press releases. She feels the newspaper could have taken a proactive roll in educating people, particularly about the shoreline master program. She heard from the public that they didn’t know about the plan. Weekly educational stories on the hot topics would have helped, she feels. Wear has wanted to make the commissioner meetings available on video so people could attend remotely. She said the other commissioners didn’t feel that was necessary, instead they implemented a public comment period during the Monday meeting as a concession. Wear said she will push for video again. Being the only Democrat on the board in a strongly Republican county, Wear said she’s often the odd man out, but she wouldn’t change her affiliation, she’s a Democrat to her core. But she feels having those differing views is beneficial in decision making.


Shoreline Master Program that is being developed. “It’s too aggressive,” he said, particularly the setbacks. • How would you handle the county budget shortages? What area would you cut? Quandt said that he would work with department heads and other elected officials to develop a workable budget. “It’s going to take teamwork,” he said. He said he sees the commissioners as supervisors. He didn’t have an answer to where he would make cuts specifically. He said once elected, when he has details, he would make decisions about what cuts to make. • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? “I would look into it,” he said. Deciding whether to sell a particular parcel or not depends on the parcel, he said. But to overcome the county’s financial problems, “I don’t think anything is off the table,” he said. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? “I’m not a proponent of new taxes,” he said. But he would vote for the public safety sales tax increase county commissioners want to put before voters this fall. “The sales tax seems to have been well thought out,” he said. • County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its

gain some revenue? “I think that’s short sighted thinking,” he said, especially in a depressed real estate market. “Once you sell it it’s gone,” he said. Selling land, especially timber producing land, is “just throwing money away,” as the county will no longer be able to get money from the timber harvest. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? “Absolutely not,” he said. “We have to clean our own house before you go to the voters for a new tax.” Putting a public safety sales tax before voters this fall, as county commissioners plan, is a waste of time, they won’t approve it, he said. • County roads are in need of maintenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? Newcomb said he is not in favor of a road levy shift. He said the current state of the county roads is because of past road levy shifts. “You can’t steal (from the road department) year after year and not have it deteriorate to the state it is now,” he said. The answer lies in adequately funding the road department. He said the road department has done well with the money they have, but other county departments need to do the same with their budgets. • What could the county do better to help relieve high water at Diamond Lake? Newcomb said the current board hasn’t been proactive enough about the high water. “We’re playing catch up,” he said. “This problem has been brewing.” He said he would negotiate with the people who live downstream to work

road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? Quandt said he would try to minimize any road levy shift, but doesn’t see how the county can do away with it altogether this budget. He would try to minimize expenses and pursue any revenue available. Quandt said he would work with the road department to prioritize which roads to work on and how to fund it. “It’s not going to be a quick fix,” he said. The problem didn’t happen overnight and it will take time to arrive at a solution, he said. It comes down to sitting down with road department supervisors and developing a plan and executing it. • What could the county do better to help relieve high water at Diamond Lake? The Diamond Lake Improvement Association has taken a lead role in this and Quandt said he would continue to work with them. The county needs to maintain the culvert and to act as a facilitator between the people who live near Moon Creek and the Diamond Lake Improvement Association. Quandt said he doesn’t know if beaver tubes will be the answer to the high water, but the county needs to do its part to try to bring it down. • What’s the best way to communicate with your constituents? Quandt said face-to-face communication is best, especially with county employees. To communicate with other constituents, Quandt said he would use traditional media and new media. “I would definitely blog,” he said. He would work with radio and newspapers to get information out. “You have to use the media you have,” he said.


the shift. “It maybe was the only option,” he said. He’s heard that just 1 percent of the county roads will be seal coated this year. “That doesn’t sit well,” he said. He’s not in favor of relying on grants, but in the case of maintaining our roads, he feels the county must go after more federal and state money, and the department must build its reserve funds so it has matching funds for those grants. “I’m not opposed to a local tax if we could let the state match us back,” he said. While he worries about grant programs drying up, he said maybe the county needs to receive more fuel tax or license fees back from the state. In his research, he’s found that the road crews are at a minimum, and he plans to look into the office staffing and see if the department is “top heavy.”


tion to save the county money, but those are based on the union contracts. She would look at scaling back county services, without affecting public safety, and she would look at cutting the Information Technology department to save money. She understands the public’s concerns with the commissioners’ salaries, but that cannot be changed while a commissioner is in office. • Would you be in favor of selling parcels of county land as a way to gain some revenue? Skoog said she hasn’t researched the lands the county could sell, but she is generally in favor of land belonging to individuals, which would increase property tax revenue for the county. If the land in question is timberland, she would be less inclined to agree with the county selling because of timber revenue. State and federal lands, she said, should be open to public use. • Would you be in favor of imposing new taxes to help boost county revenue? Skoog is not in favor of property taxes going up, but she’s not opposed to an increase in sales tax. She would want the least aggressive form of tax increases, if they are necessary. • County roads are in need of ma intenance – insofar that the state has warned the county about keeping up on repairs – but the budget is tight. What does the county need to do about its road system? Would you continue the road levy shift? Skoog wants to the see the road levy shift decreased. Public safety is her top priority and roads are the first level of safety, she said. It is the prerogative of the commissioners to shift the levy funds, and sometimes that is necessary to balance the budget, she said. For



out a way the county could have access to remove weeds and install beaver tubes, where feasible. “At Sacheen Lake we had to negotiate with the downstream folks,” he said, referring to negotiations to install beaver tubes at Sacheen Lake to deal with a similar problem. He said the main problem has been with the county commissioners. “You can’t sit two years and do nothing,” he said. “With a lot of issues, this board has been behind.” • What’s the best way to communicate with your constituents? Newcomb said that he would meet regularly with constituents for coffee. “Even members of Congress have constituent coffees,” he said. The faceto-face meetings are valuable, he said. A good place to meet the community is the schools, he said. Being “plugged in” is important. He isn’t convinced that social media – such as Facebook – are a good way for commissioners to communicate with constituents. “I’m not sold people will interact through social media,” he said. • Four years ago you ran for this seat as a Republican. Why are you running as in Independent this time around? “The more I though about it, the more I realized party has nothing to do with the commissioner seat,” he said. He said as he went door to door, the more he realized that party affiliation was a problem for about half the people he met. “I learned last time that as soon as I said Republican or Democrat, about 50 percent aren’t listening to you. Or worse, they won’t talk to you.” He said he is a conservative. • There has been talk that you have a residence in Oldtown, Idaho. Where do you reside? “I live at Sacheen Lake,” he said. That’s where he is registered to vote. He and his wife have an investment property in Idaho, he said, and they are preparing to rent it out.

• What can the county do to improve the economy in north? “All I see is tourism, and I’m not a big fan of that as an answer,” he said, noting the short summer season. But he feels promoting the area to visitors would be a benefit, maybe partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to promote recreation or promoting fishing by being proactive on what fish grow in the river. Fiber optics may be the answer for drawing in businesses that can provide employment, he said. Kiss hates to see the young people leaving to find jobs. When he got out of high school, there was the mine, the woods, the cement plant, sawmills, he recalls, and his children have all found good jobs locally, but he worries about what his grandkids will do. He hasn’t been involved with the planning for the future of the Pend Oreille Mine site. He said he wants them to continue mining there instead of turning the site into something else. Then, he said he does have a personal interest. His property is one of the few left where the family owns the mineral rights, “and they’re heading our way,” he said.

example, money might need to be moved to the justice department if a jury trial arises. And the county is required by state law to pay for some services. “I can’t predict the future,” she said. • What could the county do better to help relieve high water at Diamond Lake? Skoog said that since the land involved in the Diamond Lake water level issue is not county-owned, a commissioner has a limited role in what can be done to alleviate the problem. She has several suggestions for the Diamond Lake Improvement Association, including researching the possibility of a drainage district that would collect taxes to work on the problem. She also suggests a contract and compensation for those people in the Moon Creek area, whose property needs to be accessed to install beaver tubes and clear weeds to possibly improve drainage. • What’s the best way to communicate with your constituents? Skoog said she wants to sit around the table with her constituents, rather than behind a desk. She suggests the videoconference software Skype for those who cannot attend commissioner meetings in person but still want to participate. She, herself, has called into commissioner meetings on speakerphone and has encouraged others to do so as well. “Town hall meetings are also important,” she said, and she would blog about county issues. Skoog wants the public to know she would be open to people coming to her to discuss county issues. “I may say ‘I don’t know yet,’” but she would research issues raised by her constituents. She is the Farm Bureau Committee Chairwoman for Pend Oreille County and has experience listening to the public’s concerns. She said she goes to coffee in her neighborhood on a regular basis to listen to the ranchers’ concerns.

Locally Owned & Operated

311 W. Walnut Newport, WA (509) 447-3933 We are proud to have the area’s #1 ASE Certified Master Tech (We’re the place that other shops call for advice)

Always free popcorn, bottled water and wi-fi for your convenience.


$1995 (most vehicles) 4x4’s & Diesels Extra

With COUPON Saturdays Only!

Oil change Special


North Pend Oreille


Lumberjacks in love METALINE FALLS – The Cutter Players in Metaline Falls are staging a musical comedy for two weekends this summer. The play will run Down River Days weekend as well as Affair on Mainstreet weekend over Labor Day. The first shows run Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. The tale takes place in a nearby 1930s lumber camp and involves five lumberjacks who’d just as soon live in a burly man’s uncomplicated world – a world where bath time is once a month and the blast of the dinner bell brings the boys running. When a mail order bride


shows up, the fun begins. The Cutter Players in this production include: Dave Daniel, John Kinney, Deborah Link, Pete Smolden, Eric Wittemyer and Alex Yarnell. The production is directed by Tara Leininger with set design by Sam Yarnell. Tickets are $12, available for advance purchase at 509-446-4108. On Saturday, July 28 only, a 6 p.m. meal before the play will include pulled pork sandwiches, choice of salads and apple crisp desert, all served lumberjack-style for $10. Make reservations by July 28 for menu planning.

ANOTHER BEST YARD SALE EVER! Great stuff! Antique set of twin beds, some furniture. Vintage wool coats. Plant sale-perennials and wonderful planted containers. Nice junior girl clothes and boy’s clothes. Garden stuff, household and much more. July 19th, 20th and 21st. 9:00-?? 519 South Scott Avenue, Newport, off Highway 2. (24p) DID YOU GET YOUR BOOK YET? This special collector’s edition, “100 Years of Pend Oreille County” is selling fast...only a few left! $18.30 with tax ($5.00 shipped anywhere.) Newport and Gem State Miner Newspapers. (509) 447-2433. (17tf) DID YOU MISS IT? You won’t miss a thing when you subscribe to The Miner. Save $15.00 a year and receive it in your mail every Wednesday. (509) 447-2433.(47HB-altTF) DOG GROOMING VACATION BOARDING TRAINING Visit us or our website: (509) 447-3541. LuckyUs Ranch, 5122 Scotia Road, Newport. (23HB-4) FOR SALE BY OWNER 1800 square foot waterfront home on east shore of Lake Sacheen. Home and contents (furniture, appliances, etc.) being offered “as is”. Bids in the $240,000 range will be accepted until midnight July 23, at which time the property will be sold to the highest bidder. To place a bid, or for further information, contact Linda J. Mathis, attorney at (509) 447-5929. (23HB-2p) FOR SALE: Washer and dryer, stackable, $300 for both. Gas lawnmower $35. (509) 361-8765 or (509) 361-9922. (24p) FREE JUNIOR GOLF DAY AT STONERIDGE August 3, 2012, ages 7- 17: Register by July 30th, through the pro shop. (208) 437-4653. (24HB-2) GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday, 20th and 21st. 9:00-3:00. 7012 Coyote Trail Road, Newport. Women’s clothes, pots, pans, bedding. Treasures and more! (24p) GARAGE SALE July 20, 21, and 22, 8 - 4. 7162 Fertile Valley Rd, Sacheen Lake. Antique furniture, glassware, pottery, tools, artwork, lighting, barbeque, lamps, many miscellanous collectibles, unique Morris chair, Victorian round table, antique tools, Mexican furniture. GOOD NEIGHBOR Write in candidate Donna Lands for Pend Oreille County Commissioner District 1. Paid for by Donna Lands. (18HB-9) IF YOU HAD HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY between 2004 and present time and required a second surgery you may be entitled to compensation, Attorney Charles Johnson (800) 535-5727. (24p) JAMES EVERHART or Betty and Paul Everhart, Heidi Everhart is searching for you. (916) 242.0037. (24p) LIKE NEW Twin mattress and box spring with oak bookshelf headboard, frame. 3 sets of sheets, heated mattress pad and comforter. $250 or best offer. (509) 671-5561. (24p) MOVING TRUCK FULL SALE All prices slashed. No reasonable offer refused. Friday July 20, 9:005:00. No early birds. 319 South Cass Avenue, Newport. (24p)

MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE End of Pines Road, off of Scotia Road, Newport. 8:00-5:00 Friday, Saturday. Vintage children’s books! Anything and everything! (24p) OLDTOWN AUTO SALES We buy clean used cars and RV’s. See our complete inventory online at PONDERAY SHORES Water and Sewer District is looking for a certified operator. Call Pat Gracio at (509) 939-6781. (24p) PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR Swim school starting at Albeni Cove, Fridays. Donation driven. Enroll today! (509) 589-0721. (24p) ROAD ATLAS Current, detailed road atlas, spiral bound with laminated cover. Pend Oreille County, Washington $30.00. Bonner County, Idaho $35.00. Sold at The Miner Newspapers, 421 South Spokane Avenue, Newport. (509) 447-2433.(12HB-alt tf) SALES BY TUDY Huge Priest River annual Barn Sale. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 to 4:00. 20 plus tables, plus outside. Decorator’s dream, lovely gift items, name brand quality clothing- adult and kid’s. Furniture, appliances, display shelves, car carrier, utility trailer, mowers. Across Merritt Bridge- follow signs. No previews or early sales. Cash preferred. (24p) SILPADA JEWELRY 30 to 50 percent off, Friday, 11 5:30. 5922 Northshore Diamond Lake Road. Also garage sale 9 to noon. (24p) SWIMMING POOL KIT Metal frame, 24’ diameter by 52” deep. 3 years old. Excellent condition. Cost $1,000, sell for $400. (509) 998-3225. (24p) USED UTILITY POWER POLES Various lengths and sizes available. (509) 447-4632. (24HB-2) WANTED: TEACHER For organ lessons for Newport man in his home. (509) 447-5502. (23HB-2) WASHINGTON AND IDAHO LEGAL FORMS Available at The Miner Newspapers, 421 South Spokane, Newport. (509) 447-2433.(36HB-alt-tf) YARD SALE Kid’s clothes and adult clothing, paperback books, jewelry, kitchen, and lots of miscellaneous items. July 20 and 21, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm rain or shine. 252 E. Lincoln, Priest River. No earlies please. (24p) YOU DIG PERENNIAL SALE $5.00 a bunch or two for $7.00. Saturday, July 21, 1:00-8:00 p.m. No early birds please. 319 South Cass Avenue, Newport. (24p) VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE AT WEST PRIEST LAKE FIRE DISTRICT The district has an open seat on the Board of Commissioners. This seat represents the Central portion of the District. The District has three stations and approximately 85 square miles. Applicants for position must be Bonner County residents living within the District. Please send resume to West Priest Lake Fire District, Post Office Box 450, Nordman, Idaho 83848. Respond by July 30, 2012. Also have positions for Volunteer Firefighter. (24HB-2) Need something at a good price? Try The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.


JULY 18, 2012 |


WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office THURSDAY, JULY 19 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. Ione Library North Pend Oreille Lions: 7 p.m. Ione Train Depot FRIDAY, JULY 20 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Ione Senior Center SUNDAY, JULY 22 9 four K-9s Golf Tournament: 1


Special deadline Tuesdays 2 p.m.


Art on display at Cutter The Cutter Theatre Art Gallery was the site for a reception for artist Mel McCuddin Saturday evening, July 14 before the Tim Behrens’s one-man show of Patrick McManus’s stories. McCuddin is seen here discussing his work with Mary Rush of Spokane.

owing ShAmazing NowThe Spider-man

Rated PG-13

Nu-Vu Theatre

Metaline Falls Friday thru Monday



E V E N T S ||

p.m. - Serendipity Golf Course, Ione MONDAY, JULY 23 Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 Board: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Writers Group: 10 a.m. - Metalines Library Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library

Country Carpet Cleaning Residential & Commercial

Need a good carpet clean?

Give us a call!



Stove Maintenancee & Repair

r 15% thOroFugFhLJualyb31o st


Vintage Clothes Cottage Collectables Backyard Bits

• Gas • Pellet • Wood

Over 20 years experience Servicing all makes and models Ph: (509) 684-6123 • Cell: (509) 675-0974

304 Main Street • Ione, WA • (509) 442-2209 Open: 10 - 4 Tues. - Sat.

Serving Tri-County Area Lic# STOVESD897B1

Lumberjacks In Love A Musical Comedy by Fred Alley & James Kaplan Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm

Five burly lumberjacks celebrate a world where bath time is once a month & the blast of a dinner bell brings the boys running. When a mail order bride arrives, all sorts of fun follows.


Tickets are $12 and Guest Reservations are encouraged 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, WA

(509) 446-4108 •

We are now serving Colville and the surrounding areas at:


Call our Spokane Valley Office to Schedule your appointment

(509) 892-2480

C.F.A.P.F. announces another successful 4th of July Celebration Thanks to our many supporters including:

Hwy. 395 4 miles S of Colville • 509-684-1380 • Toll Free: 1-866-684-5600 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED OPEN 7 DAYS: 9-5 Mon.-Sat. • 12-5 Sun.

Come to Colville to see the Best & ONLY log cabin in the area! QUALITY CUSTOM BUILT MANUFACTURED HOMES




Yes, You Can Choose Your... CABINETS


Knotty Alder, Knotty Hickory, Maple, Oak Cedar, Log, Vinyl, or Hard Siding

AVAILABLE OPTIONS: Steel Roofs, 4/12 & 6/12 Pitches, Prismatic Window Systems, Bay Windows, Stainless Steel Appliances, Prow Porches, Corian Counters, Hardwood Floors, Interior Accent Paint Colors, Solid Knotty Pine Interior Doors, Energy Star & more.

Ashton Construction John & Pat Hankey Dawson Construction Teck Washington, Inc. PUD #1 Rural Telephone/POTC N.P.O. Lions

NPO Chamber of Commerce American Legion Auxiliary Mountain West Bank Cathy’s Cafe North County Video Seattle City Light Nu-Vu Theatre

Special thanks to all of our workers, including Ashton Construction for great Ice Cream & Popsicles. Thanks to Boundary Dam Crew for set up and clean up! Great job. Thanks to our Volunteers: Steve McKinzie, Rick, Bear, Pete & Marie, Robert, John Nauditt, Matt the Butcher and Lonnie, Without their hard work and dedication this yearly celebration would not happen. Special Thanks to all who came, shared donated for the meat and enjoyed the holiday. GOD BLESS AMERICA! Citizens for a Patriotic 4th Rick, Bear & Carol


| JULY 18, 2012


Kalispels sign $39.5 million agreement for protecting river habitat BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

USK – The Kalispel Tribe of Indians signed a 10­year, $39.5 million agreement Wednesday, July 11 with federal agencies. It focuses on actions to address impacts of Albeni Falls Dam on fish and wildlife in the area of Lake Pend Oreille in Bonner County and the tribe’s reservation along the Pend Oreille River in Pend Oreille County. The agencies have been working out the agreement over about four years. Ray Entz, director of wildlife and terrestrial resources for the Kalispel Natural Resources Department, spoke of its benefits: “It’s money that’s going to be spent here locally, fixing issues and problems,” he said. “We’re excited about not only the opportunity for work, but the commitment to focus on some of these resource concerns.” The tribe has been working over several years with federal agencies on mitigation for Albeni Falls Dam. Entz said this new agreement won’t involve a lot of new work, but it will allow the tribe to increase commitments to existing work. One new project is a data management initiative that will focus on combining natural resources data into a “geo-special” database


date, but the top two vote getters will move on to the general election in November. The northern part of the county – from Furport and Usk to the Canadian border – is in District 3. Current District 3 commissioner John Hankey is not running for re-election. Those vying to replace him include Tim Ibbetson, Kathleen Mayall and Steve Kiss. Voters across the Seventh Legislative District, which includes all of Pend Oreille County, will vote on a representative. Ione resident Bob Wilson is challenging incumbent Joel Kretz. Both will most likely move on to the general election, but they are on the primary ballot as well. The Miner interviewed candidates in these local races, asking several questions on local issues. Those interviews appear on pages 7-10A of this week’s edition. Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 7 or returned to one of the 24-hour drop boxes. One is located in Newport in the alley beside the old courthouse, 625 W. Fourth St., and another is in Ione between the library and the community center, 112 N. Central. Ballots can also be turned in at the auditor’s office during office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An accessible voting unit is available at the auditor’s office to assist voters with disabilities. The machine presents the ballot on a monitor and the voter can select choices on the touch screen. It can also read your ballot aloud. New voters have until July 30 to register, but they must do so in person at the auditor’s office. You must have lived in Pend Oreille County at least 30 days before the election. Call the office at 509-447-6472 with questions. Also on the ballot will be Public Utility District commissioner No. 1 incumbent Dan Peterson, incumbent superior court judges Allen Nielson and Patrick Monasmith, and Rep. Shelly Short. All are running unopposed. Congressional District 5’s U.S. Representative seat is up for election, as is one U.S. Senator seat for Washington. Running against incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is Rich Cowan, Ian Moody and Randall L. Yearout. State offices up for election include governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, attorney general, commissioner of public lands, superintendent of public instruction, and insurance commissioner. Three Supreme Court justice positions will be on the ballot, as well as a position on the court of appeals. Precinct committee officers will be elected for Camden, Dalkena, Usk, Diamond Lake West, Deer Valley North, Locke and Fertile Valley South. All positions are Republican, two-year terms.

that will be accessible to the public online. Most projects are in Pend Oreille County, but some stretch into the Pend Oreille and Priest rivers in Idaho, as well as Lake Pend Oreille. Recognizing the tribe’s resource management expertise, the agreement includes specific provisions for the tribe to participate in decisions that affect fish, wildlife and water quality. “The Kalispel Tribe is excited to see this agreement come to fruition as a result of nearly two decades of positive working relationships and on­the­ground successes. We believe this is just the beginning of a strong partnership with the federal agencies and we are hopeful for the future of our important and treasured resources,” Kalispel Tribal Chairman Glen Nenema said in a news release. The agreement makes available approximately $39.5 million over 10 years, including $2.5 million for land acquisitions for wildlife habitat. Entz explained that those land acquisitions are those that have been in the plans for several years. The capital was rolled into this agreement as part of the Albeni Falls mitigation project. The tribe has been gathering some interest

from private landowners, but an official land purchase as a result of this recent funding has not happened yet. In 2010, the tribe was considering parcels totaling 156 acres. The tribe owns about 1,500 acres in Idaho and 2,800 in Washington, all acquired through the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) mitigation program. The first acquisition came in 1992 – the Flying Goose Ranch. The tribe has identified habitat projects to benefit Endangered Species Act listed bull trout as well as west slope cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. In addition, the new agreement provides for the tribe, Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration to work together on improving water management actions in late summer and early fall to improve downstream water temperature for bull trout and other aquatic species. “This agreement shows our collective resolve to work together to protect the fish and wildlife resources at Albeni Falls Dam,” said Dave Ponganis, regional director of programs for the corps’ northwest division office. The agreement is similar to the 10­year Columbia Basin Fish Ac-

cords signed in May 2008 by the corps, BPA, Reclamation, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of

the Warm Spring Reservation and the Columbia River Inter­Tribal Fish Commission. Separate agreements were signed with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation, the

states of Idaho and Montana and the Shoshone­Bannock Tribe. The state of Washington signed an agreement with the federal agencies in 2009 for work in the Columbia River estuary.

Vaagen Bros. Lumber, Inc.

WE ARE BUYING LOGS! • We’re buying saw logs and chip logs. Competitive Prices, High Value! • We have foresters on staff to help with your timber management needs. • We are also buying and selling timberland.

“Adding value to the forest for people, products, and the environment”

Call Now.

Colville: 509-684-5071 Usk: 888-445-1732



JULY 18, 2012 |


Watershed restoration funding available District also has some funding available for riparian plantings along the Pend Oreille River. The Pend Oreille Public Utility District has granted up to $5,000 this year for tree and shrub plantings. The limit for each project is $500. Holloway would like to do 10 projects


Theatre camps underway NEWPORT – The first of three scheduled summer theatre camps at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre got underway this week with 14 children, ages 6-8. Under the guidance of instructors Gail Cory-Betz and Nina Pletsch, students will learn the fundamentals of theatre performance, including acting, singing and stage movement.

The students come from Newport, Cusick, Elk, Blanchard and surrounding areas. At the end of camp, they will be performing a skit based on “Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The performance is set for Thursday, July 19 at 1 p.m. Friends and family, as well as the public, are invited to attend. Other programs will take

place July 30 through Aug. 3 for grades 4-6, and Aug. 13-24 for grades 7-12. The second session is full, but there are still a few spots left in the senior session. For more information on these programs, contact the playhouse at 509-671-3389 or Gail at 509-447-2750, or stop by the playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., for registration forms for senior camp.

Sunday, August 5th 1 - 4:30 Garden Tour ( 10 ) 5 pm Dinner ( 10 ) $ 00

$ 00

Wolves, cougar attack rancher’s livestock prompt COLVILLE – Wolves and a cougar attacked livestock in Stevens County last week, prompting an investigation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office. The owner of the Diamond M Ranch contacted the sheriff’s office July 11 after discovering an injured calf and cow on his ranch in Laurier, just east of the Kettle River near the Canadian border. The following day, he found two more calves that had been dead for several days. After receiving the rancher’s initial report, Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen and Chief Deputy Colin Webb contacted WDFW enforcement officers, who joined

them on the ranch to investigate the cause of the livestock injuries. WDFW officers and wildlife biologists, in collaboration with the Stevens County Sheriff, confirmed that injuries to the first two animals were caused by a wolf. After the second report, investigators returned to the ranch and confirmed – based on distinctive marks left on the carcasses – that one calf was killed by a cougar and the other was killed by a wolf. Another calf remains missing from the rancher’s herd. WDFW Director Phil Anderson has issued a permit to the rancher authorizing him to shoot a wolf if it is caught attacking his livestock again. The department is also working to determine the amount

of compensation the rancher is eligible to recover for his losses. “The permit is critical for the rancher to protect his livestock from further attack,” said Steve Pozzanghera, director of WDFW’s eastern region office in Spokane. “We’ve also offered to help him protect his animals using other measures.” Pozzanghera explained that WDFW staff are monitoring the area and are prepared to use rubber bullets, floodlights and other strategies to keep wolves away from the rancher’s livestock. A department biologist is also setting up traps to capture and radiocollar a wolf. Radio collars can be used not only to track an animal’s movements, but also trigger

Free Popcorn Washington Drug Free Youth Program (WDFY) Card-Carrying WDFY members receive one small popcorn when they go to a movie at the Roxy

The Pend Oreille Youth Task Force

Would like to thank... Kevin Wright and the Roxy Theater for supporting the WDFY & our local youth

A Allw waayyss aa G Goooodd

S Shhoow w -- O Offtteenn aa ggrreeaatt oonnee

alarms near livestock. The Diamond M Ranch was also the scene a wolf-livestock depredation in 2007 – the first documented in Washington state in recent times. A wolf pack has long been suspected to range through

Master Gardener Foundation WA/P.O. Chapter For questions call: (509) 447-2401 or visit the website: Dinner catered by Janet of Cusick Tavern Dinner requires advance reservations/payment by July 27th. Local Craft Vendors at Dinner Site. Tour along Pend Oreille River.


Why did you drive from Spokane to buy at Rokstad Ford?

“Because it was easy. With the arrival of our new triplets we instantly out grew our Tacoma. We had heard good things about Ford’s EcoBoost engine and settled on a F150 SuperCrew. We were referred to Rokstad Ford by Laura’s co-worker. The entire buying process was easy and we did the majority of it through email and over the phone. Not only did we receive Costco pricing, we got a fair trade-in value for our Tacoma and Rokstad Ford even delivered our new 2012 F150 SuperCrew to our front door.” #D5

SAVE 0 $2,00


Al and Laura Leong, with their 8-week old triplets, Madelyn, Kelsey and Tyler and their new 2012 Ford F150 XLT SuperCrew 4WD. #C128

SAVE 6 $2,34

For more information about WDFY or The Youth Task Force contact Martina at or 447-5651




1. We must Return to Part-time Commissioners. 2. We must Stop Spending Money on outside consultants. 3. We must Stop Transferring Money from Roads. 4. We must Promote Pend Oreille County’s Current Businesses and actively Promote Future Business Growth!


Paid for by: Elect Anthony Newcomb: Angela Newcomb, Treasurer.

2012 Garden Tour • 21st YEAR


Kids ages 6-8 learn the fundamentals of theatre at a summer camp at the Pend Oreille Playhouse. Their week will culminate with a performance Thursday. The public is invited.

OLYMPIA – The Pend Oreille Conservation District got word Friday, July 13 that it has received funding for riparian restoration projects. The Washington Department of Ecology awarded a $213,747 Centennial Grant to the Little Spokane River watershed project in south Pend Oreille County, but the conservation district has asked that 25 percent of that funding – more than $50,000 – be available to other restoration projects throughout the county. Terry Holloway, who has served as the POCD administrator since October, said the money will be used for things such as fencing out livestock and providing offsite watering facilities, and restoring the creek banks by planting trees and shrubs. The goal is to address water quality concerns regarding areas of high fecal coliform bacteria, temperature, pH, and sediment identified in Ecology’s TMDL study for the river. Holloway said there are six landowners currently lined up to use the funding for work on their land. Some preparation work may be done this season. In all, the state awarded $82 million for 57 clean water projects. The Centennial Clean Water Program is funded through state bonds. The Pend Oreille Conservation

this year with the hopes to receive a larger chunk of funding next year. Interested landowners can contact Holloway at the POCD office in the post office building in Newport at 509-447-5370 or

40 MPG’s

2012 Ford Explorer 4x4

3.5 V6, 6 spd auto, power everything, sync, 3rd row, sat radio MSRP $32,755; Rebate $1,000; Rokstad Discount $1,000

Your Price $30,755

SAVE 4 $5,43




0% Available 5 YRS + $1,750 in Rebates

2012 Ford Focus Sedan SE

4cyl, 6 spd auto, super fuel saver pkg, sync & MyFord pkg, loaded MSRP $21,255; Rebate $1,500; Rokstad Discount $846

Your Price $18,909

SAVE 2 $4,88



2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2012 Ford F250 Regular Cab 4x4

Your Price $23,561

Your Price $28,998

3.0 V6, 6spd auto, moon & tune pkg, leather, back-up sensors 6.2 V8, 6spd auto, lock rear axle, A/C, tow, ready for work. MSRP $33,880; Rebate $1,500; FMCC $1,000; MSRP $28,995; Rebate $1,500; FMCC $750; Bonus $1,000 Bonus $500; Rokstad Discount $1,882 Trade in Assist $500; Rokstad Discount $1,734

SAVE 9 $1,35



2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4

Hybrid, auto, leather, sunroof, sync, voice navigation, loaded. MSRP $38,050; Rokstad Discount $1,359

SAVE 4 $6,50



0% Available 5 YRS + $1,500 in Rebates

2012 Ford Flex Limited AWD

3.5 Ecoboost, 6spd auto, leather, power 3rd row, panoramic roof, loaded. MSRP $46,470; Rebate $2,000; FMCC $1,000; Bonus $500; Rokstad Discount $3,004

Your Price $36,691 Your Price $39,966 Yes! We honor the Costco pricing program here. Near Sandpoint, Idaho at 476600 Hwy 95 North, Ponderay, ID 83852

Toll Free 800-551-3102 - Main 208-263-3127


| JULY 18, 2012



Anglers pull in big pike at derby

BR I E FLY Camas Center hosts basketball tournament USK – The Camas Center gym will be the spot for a three-onthree basketball tournament Saturday, July 21 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be two different divisions, one for ages 14-17 and one for ages 18 and older. The entry fee is $5 per team. The winning teams receive $50. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To sign up, email Matt Barulich from Life Designs at

Gun Club holds ‘ATA’ shoot NEWPORT – The Newport Gun Club held an “ATA” shoot Sunday, July 15 with 27 shooters in competition. Award winners were as follows: Singles: (AA) Dan Shaffer 97, (A) Mark Deinhardt 97, (B) Rob Linton 96, (C) David Valandra 93, (D) Andrea Bergstresser 91, (Veteran) Bill Campbell 98, (Lady) Linda Bergstresser 97, (Junior) Jesse Johnson, with 86, won the coin flip over Jacob Myre. Handicap No. 1: Jacob Myre (92-23) over Mark Deinhart (92-22). Handicap No. 2: John Bowden 97, Dan Shaffer 96. High overall: Mark Deinhardt 284.

Last hunter education classes available in Newport, Metaline Falls NEWPORT – The last traditional hunter education classes for the year will be Aug. 6-10 in Newport and Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 in Metaline Falls. In Newport, orientation night will be Monday, July 30 from 6-7 p.m. at the Rotary Park building. Student packets will be passed out, fees collected to hold your spot and expectations presented. The actual hunter education class will begin Monday Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m. with live fire day Saturday, Aug. 11. Currently there are 12 seats available for this class. If you have not registered for this class before hand, the class will be closed. Contact Greg Koehn at 509-671-1458 for availability to attend. In Metaline Falls, orientation night is Aug. 20, 6-7 p.m. at the Metaline Falls Gun Club. The actual class will be Aug. 27-31 6-9 p.m. with live fire day Sept. 1. There are also 12 seats available for this class. You must register by contacting Jerry Spalding at 509-442-4015.


Newport girls take first The Newport girls basketball team took first place at the Camp Classic Tournament at the Hub in Spokane Valley, July 12-14. They went 7-1, beating East Valley in the championship.

Tribe takes action to reduce head injuries for student athletes USK – With the goal of reducing the rate of concussions and sportsrelated injuries to local student athletes, the Camas Center Clinic through the Kalispel Tribe made a donation to the Cusick School District for purchasing new helmets and shoulder pads for the Cusick High School football team. Camas Dental Services is sponsoring custom-fitted mouth guards for the football players, and the Camas Center Clinic is offering free preseason cognitive testing for student athletes. “The Kalispel Tribe and Camas Center Clinic support the safety and well-being of community student athletes, and it’s our hope

that these programs will eliminate or reduce the severity of impactrelated injuries,” said Curt Holmes, director of public and governmental affairs at the Kalispel Tribe. Cusick Football coach Sonny Finley worked with school staff in selecting the Riddell football helmets and shoulder pads. “The mouth guards address our main concern, which is to preserve athletes’ teeth, and they act as shock absorbers that may mitigate head trauma that causes concussions,” said Marvin Gottschall, DDS, at Camas Dental Services. Ron Poplawski, business manager for the Camas Center Clinic, announced that the clinic is utiliz-

ing the ImPACT program (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to obtain pre-season, baseline cognitive assessments of student athletes and will offer post-injury testing as well. Information obtained will assist medical practitioners in advising athletes, who have experienced concussions, when it is safe for them to return to practice and games. For more information on the cognitive testing and the custom-fitted mouth guards, or to schedule these free exams, parents of the Cusick High School football players should call the Camas Center Clinic at 509-447-7111.

USK – More than 80 hardy anglers participated in the firstever PikePalooza fishing derby on the Pend Oreille River June 29 to July 1. Turnout wasn’t as big as hoped, with thunderstorms and rain that weekend. At the start of the tournament, a wake restriction was on the river. Though it was lifted by Friday night, it kept many fishing boats at home. A total 81 fish were harvested. The derby is part of the effort to remove northern pike from the Pend Oreille River. Thirty-three people registered at least one pike, with 14 fish winning the most fish category. Pike from 11.25 inches to 46.4 inches were harvested with the majority (74 percent) being 1- to 2-year-olds measuring less than 18 inches. No tagged pike were caught, so prizes will roll over to the Aug. 3-5 event. For rules and information, visit northern-pike. The winners were: 1st Place Most Fish (14) Josh Whitney $1,000 2nd Place Most Fish (9) Wyatt Zimmerer $500 3rd Place Most Fish (5) David Bluff and Richard Busch $125 each Smallest Pike (11.25 inches)

Jeff Burke $250 Largest Pike (46.4 inches) Dale Smith $500 Aggregate Length (226 inches) Josh Whitney $500 Raffle winners: Justin Joy $100 Cabelas gift card, two lawn chairs Charley Lavigueur $100 Cabelas gift card Richard Busch Pizza Factory XL pizza Randy Cavalier Northern Quest overnight dinner and concert package Josh Whitney YJ Guide Service fishing trip, $50 Northern Quest Jim Mathisen $50 Northern Quest gift certificate Josh Tachelle $50 Northern Quest gift certificate Wyatt Zimmerer $50 Northern Quest gift certificate Richard Belt $50 Northern Quest gift certificate William Dye $50 Northern Quest gift certificate Anthony Becks Ugly Stick fishing rod and reel David Bluff Two lawn chairs Organizers thanked the sponsors for helping make the first event possible.


Anglers hold up one of the largest pike caught in the PikePalooza derby June 29 through July 1. A second derby is planned for Aug. 3-5.

Newport holds youth football camp NEWPORT – Newport High School’s new football coach Zac Farnham is holding his first football camp for second through eighth graders Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at the high school. He will be assisted by high school players. Registration forms are available at Owens Grocery and Deli and Country Lane. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. The cost is $25 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Soccer camp open to boys and girls NEWPORT – A Grizzly Soccer Camp for boys and girls grades 8-12 will be held next week. Camp will take place Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $25. For more information, call Gae Lewis at 59-671-3736.

Free sports physicals for Priest River athletes PRIEST RIVER – Free sports physicals for Priest River student-athletes are available at Family Health Center Newport Friday, Aug. 3. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. Most insurance plans do not pay for sports physicals, so this is a $30 savings. The clinic is located at 714 W. Pine St., Newport. Call 509447-4885 for questions, or visit



The Kalispel Tribe donated $11,138 to Cusick High School to help with football equipment and concussion testing. Pictured are assistant coach Tell Hamilton, left, assistant coach Troy Hendershott, athletic director Nick Pease, football player Jesse Brazda, head coach Sonny Finley, football player Derrick Bluff, football player Ryan Sample and Ron Poplawski, Curt Holmes and Ray Pierre III of the Kalispel Tribe.

Crushers head to regional tournament CUSICK – The Crushers, a U14 softball team made up of players from Cusick, Priest River and Sandpoint, won the district title as well as the state title this summer. They are now headed to the Regional Junior League Softball Tournament in Marana, Ariz., Aug. 1-10. They hope to continue on to the All Star World Series in Kirkland, Wash. In more than 14 years, there has not been a team from northern Idaho that completed in the regional tournament. The team is raising money – a total of $10,000 needed – to pay for the airfare, lodging and general tournament fees for the players and coaches. Contributions are tax deductable. To become a team sponsor, call 208-412-8231 or 509-445-3125 and talk to Monica Allen, the CYAA commissioner representing Pend Oreille Valley Little League. The Crushers team includes Jesi Huntley of Priest River, Autumn Lawler of Priest River, Brianna Balcom of Cusick, Reigan Allen of

Cusick, Cassidy Hansen of Cusick, Bre Williams of Sandpoint, Ryleigh Groat of Sandpoint, DJ Samph of

Sandpoint, Faith Golden of Sandpoint and Topi Elsfelder of Sandpoint.

A big trophy Playing for the Spokane Pony 10U Allstar team, Jacob Kirkwood from Newport is headed with his team to the pony state championship. They won the TSF state championship in Yakima this past weekend, July 13-15. The team went 6-0, outscoring their opponents 70-9. The team competes in the pony state championship next weekend in Enumclaw, hoping for a berth to California and then to Texas.



WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Tai Chi: 8 a.m. - T.J. Kelly Park, Newport Kidz Rock Dance Fitness Class: 5-5:30 p.m. - Camas Center Gym, Usk SATURDAY, JULY 21 Sage’s Memorial Run: Newport City Park Lions Club Golf Tournament: 10 a.m. - Ranch Club, Priest River MONDAY, JULY 23 Tai Chi: 8 a.m. - T.J. Kelly Park, Newport



Kidz Rock Dance Fitness Class: 5-5:30 p.m. - Camas Center Gym, Usk TUESDAY, JULY 24 Group Hike at Mineral Point: 9 a.m. - Meet at Priest River Senior Center WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Tai Chi: 8 a.m. - T.J. Kelly Park, Newport Kidz Rock Dance Fitness Class: 5-5:30 p.m. - Camas Center Gym, Usk


The Crushers softball team, made up of girls from Cusick, Priest River and Sandpoint, are heading to the Regional Junior League Softball Tournament in Marana, Ariz., Aug. 1-10. This is the first time in more than 14 years that a softball team from northern Idaho made it to the tournament. The team is raising funds for their trip.


Albeni Hwy. • Priest River Washington Customers Call Toll Free 1-800-440-8254




College graduates The Community Colleges of Spokane Newport Center graduated 22 students and nine GED graduates in a ceremony June 21.

Tour area gardens Aug. 5 NEWPORT – The Annual Pend Oreille Garden Tour is set for Aug. 5. Join WSU Master Gardeners for a Sunday afternoon along the Pend Oreille River, with an optional dinner offered after the tour, in Furport. The 10 featured gardens include beautiful perennial beds, productive vegetable plots, low-maintenance natural landscapes with stunning river valley views, and even a fish farm. Maps, brochures and prepaid tour and dinner tickets will be distributed at the Pend Oreille County Extension Office, 418 S. Scott, in Newport, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Registration for the self-guided tour is $10, and tickets may be purchased in advance or bought on tour day. The dinner is $10, but payment must be received by July 27. Registration forms can be picked up at the Extension Office or downloaded from

Start your mowers for the lawnmower drag races PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Lawnmower Drag Races will be held Sunday, July 29 on Main Street in downtown Priest River during Timber Days weekend. A poker run will be held at 10:30 a.m., so bring your ATV, bikes, golf carts or just walk with the group. New this year is a junior class. Those 14 or older will be racing with the adult class, with parental consent. All mowers will have a safety inspection prior to racing. Entertainment between races will include a toddlers battery-operated vehicle race with prizes for their participation. This year’s racing schedule rounds out with the Oldtown lawnmower drags Aug. 18 and a new race in Ponderay Aug. 25. For more information, contact Doug Wagner at 208448-2129.

Newport grad on UND dean’s list GRAND FORKS – Devon Willenbrock earned a spot on the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Dean’s List for spring semester with a 4.0 grade point average. Those on the dean’s list have earned a 3.8 GPA or greater. The school is part of the University of North Dakota where he will be a senior next year. Willenbrock was a 2009 graduate of Newport High School and is an aerospace science major at UND with a concentration in air traffic control. He is an intern at the Spokane International Airport tower and Idaho Air Charters at the Sandpoint airport this summer.


Build a robot this summer

BR I E FLY Concert a Relay for Life fundraiser NEWPORT – Local musicians will take the stage at Newport City Park Sunday, July 29 from noon to 6 p.m. Sammy Eubanks will be the featured performer, along with Priest River’s own The Skivee’s. Auggie Dogs will have a concession booth. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated to help raise money for the Pend Oreille Valley Relay for Life’s donation to the American Cancer Society. This year’s relay starts Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport High School track, continuing through the night. Currently 20 teams with 208 participants in all are signed up, having raised more than $7,300 so far. For more information, call Shirley Sands at 509-6711703 or check out www.

JULY 18, 2012 |

‘Very Silly Script’ wins one-act play festival NEWPORT – The third annual One Act Play Festival brought eight original plays to the stage of the Pend Oreille Playhouse Friday and Saturday, July 13-14. Playwrights from all over the country – and some local writers – submitted scripts, which were read and ranked, selecting the top eight to perform. The audience voted on their favorite plays and actors. The first place play was “A Very Silly Script,” written by Peter Blacklock of British Columbia. Kevin Kuban, who directed and acted, was named first place actor for his performance. He starred opposite his wife Heidi Gnos Kuban, who received second place for her acting. The couple played a pair of ship-wrecked vacationers, and she insists they were married just before their cruise ship sank. But he hit his head and can’t remembers his own name, much less how he ended up with a stranger. The second place play was “Dina,” a drama written by Jeff Sult from New York and directed

by Kari Thompson. The first place actress was Gail Cory-Betz, and second place actor went to Terry Canfield, from the “Dina” cast. Other plays in this year’s festival were “Sleepover,” “Mounted Drill, Boots and Saddles,” “Tax Time,” “Related Moments,” “Publish or

intimacy and family are equally embraced. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 or for the show only, $12 Gnos Kuban or $10 for seniors and children. For tickets and information call 208-448-1294. The Circle Moon is located at 3642 North State Route 211 near Sacheen Lake.

Local students make LewisClark State College honor roll LEWISTON – Nine-hundredand-thirty-five students achieved honor roll status during the spring semester at Lewis-Clark State College. The college announced that 445 students made the President’s List and 490 made the Dean’s List for the semester. Those on the President’s List include Sophie Bush of Newport and Dallys Myrvang of Blanchard.

On the Dean’s List is Darcie Humphrey and Hailey Yount of Priest River. To qualify for the President’s List, students must have at least a 3.75 grade point average for the semester and take at least 12 graded credits in level 100 or above classes. The Dean’s List uses the same requirements, but students must have a 3.25-3.749 GPA.

Get your fill of folk music NEWPORT – The second annual Folk Music Festival will fill the Pend Oreille Playhouse with song Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. This year’s festival features music by Mike Moudy and Almost Kin Folk, The Focus Group, Sad Whales, Lynn Marie Carter, Ben

building their robot with a team of four students and one mentor. On Friday, the last day, students will show case their projects. Materials remain the property of Applications can be picked up at the Priest River Library or the West Bonner County School District office, 134 Main St., and returned to the same. Make your $25 check out to WBCSD #83. Scholarships will be filled in the order that they are received. Only 40 seats are available. Some are already reserved. If you write a check and submit an application and there is not a seat available you will be informed one week prior to July 30 and your check will be returned. Call Betty Gardner, GEAR UP coordinator at 208-448-2700 or 208-946-9848 for information. Visit to learn more. There may be some seats available for home schoolers.

Newmans celebrate 65th wedding anniversary IONE – Bob and Jean Newman will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house potluck at their home on Bob Newman Road near Ione Saturday, July 21 from 2-6 p.m. Hogan B. Newman and Jean Etta Wallace were married July 22, 1947, in Colville and have called Pend Oreille County home their entire lives. Celebrating with them are their five children: Judy (and Pete) Miller, Bob (and Coni) Newman, John (and Debbie) Newman, Liz (and Luke) Keogh and Dorothy Newman; their 18 grandchildren (and spouses); 33 great-grandchildren (and one spouse); and one great-greatgrandchild, bringing their family

Jean and Bob Newman total to 70. Family and friends are invited to join as they honor this celebration of love and life.


Kevin Kuban, left, gets silly in a performance at the One Act Play Festival. He was the first place actor and Heidi Gnos Kuban, right, was named second place actress. “A Very Silly Script” won the people’s choice award for best play.

Musical variety featured in ‘Another Song’ NEWPORT – For two nights only at the Circle Moon Theater, Heidi Gnos Kuban will be performing her unique song styling in a show she has titled “Another Song.” Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, her voice will carry the audience through opera, musical theater, the big band era, the folk movement, gospel and even a few original songs. Enjoy a dinner then delight in the classical elegance provided by Heidi and company, a show where

PRIEST RIVER – Looking for some fun, supervised, educational summer activities? How about learning how to build a LEGO robot at a summer day camp from July 30 through Aug. 3. This camp is for next year’s seventh and eighth grade students who will be attending the Priest River Junior High. The camp usually costs $175 but GEAR UP and is offering scholarships to the first 40 students who sign up valued at $150 each. Students’ families will be required to match each scholarship with a $25 fee. This is not a day care situation. Only serious participants need apply. Camp requires a five-day commitment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday of camp week. Kids will begin the day with exercise, snacks, learn what to build that day, lunch, exercise and then spend the afternoon

Kardos and more. Tickets are $10 for all ages, available at the door or online through www.pendoreilleplayers. org. The playhouse is located at 240 N. Union Ave. in Newport. Reach the box office at 509-671-3389.

Perish,” and “Planned Obsolescence.” Scripts for the fourth Annual One Act Play Festival may be submitted beginning Sept. 1. Find more information at the Pend Oreille Players website, www. CALVARY CHAPEL NEWPORT

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


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

Area student graduates from design academy RENTON, Wash. – Columbia Levine gradated from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Renton, Wash., with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion merchandising. She has been doing an internship with Ezy of California, a wholesaler, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m. Church School ~ 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Rev. Russell Clark 447-4121



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

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

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


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

and has gotten a job offer based on a presentation given July 10. Levine is a 2005 Newport High School graduate, she also attended Cusick for the first two years of high school. She is the daughter of Laura Jean Crabtree of Usk. SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

4B ||

| JULY 18, 2012




Janet Hendershott Oie

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.


Janet Hendershott Oie passed away July 8 at the Hospice House in Spokane of cancer. She was 79. Mrs. Oie was born on Idaho Hill Oie to Richard and Elsie Nelson June 12, 1933. She married Vance Hendershott of Usk in 1946. They raised four children: Darla of Lewiston, Idaho, Bill of Spokane, Anna of Newport, and Richard of Spokane. Mrs. Oie was a homemaker and mother until her children were raised. Her husband passed away in 1980. She then became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked at the nursing home in Newport. She was then married to Larry Oie until his death. She loved to crochet, to be with her children and family and she loved music. She leaves behind her children, her sister Betty of Newport, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Vance, second husband Larry, and her brothers Richard Nelson, Robert Nelson and Harold Nelson. A graveside service will be held at the Newport Cemetery in celebration of her life Wednesday, July 25 at 3 p.m. The family requests that all donations be given in her name to the Hospice House of Spokane, 367 E. Seventh Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY Monday, July 9 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Laurelhurst Drive, report that subject that has been following complainant is up at the Wolf Trails. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 8th St., Newport, report of motorcycle possibly abandoned. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Cemetery Rd., report of a found pouch with items inside. THEFT – Sullivan Lake Rd., Ione, report that complainant had a pistol stolen out of their pickup truck. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – S. Scott Ave., Newport, report of physical altercation with boyfriend 30 minutes ago. SEX OFFENSE – Cusick ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Clifford Dale Endicott, 62, of Newport was arrested on two local warrants. BURGLARY – S. Scott Ave., Newport, report of vacation home broken into no items taken that they can see. THREATENING – W. Walnut St., complainant reports being threatened and harassed by known male while inside store. ILLEGAL BURNING – Devils Drive, Cusick, report of subjects burning against burn ban and possibly burning plastic. ILLEGAL BURNING – N. Fea Ave., Newport, report of subjects burning in back yard. TRANSPORT – Codie James Dana, 21, of Sandpoint was transported from the Spokane County Jail on a warrant. ARREST – Steven Fredrick Russell, 20, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence.

George J. Lauer Priest River

George J. Lauer of Priest River passed away July 2 at his daughter’s home in Blanchard. He was 73. Mr. Lauer was Lauer born July 21, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif., the son of George J. Lauer and Dorothy (Prude) Lauer. He was married to Carol S. Lauer and had three children, Candace, Jason and Christine Lauer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gold mining, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a great dad and his family said they love him and will miss him. No local services are scheduled at this time. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at



Tuesday, July 10 THREATENING – W. Pine St., Newport, report of automated recording stating a person is threatening staff. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – Fir Lane, Newport, complainant believes someone cut the wires to their security camera. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – Allen Rd., Elk, complainant found a bag of household items on his property that are not his. CHILD ABUSE – Laurelhurst Drive, Newport ACCIDENT – N. Newport Ave., reported hit and run accident. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of motorcycle accident, non-blocking unknown injuries. ACCIDENT – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of two-vehicle non-injury accident. ARREST – Michael J. Vickrey, 53, of Spokane was arrested for driving


Editor’s Note: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509-447-3151. This is a weekly section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

Rex J. Benham, 51, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants, including two failure to appear on third degree driving Benham with a suspended license charges and a failure to appear on a use of drug paraphernalia charge. His last known address was in the Cusick area. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Perry B. Shumake, 43, is wanted on five Pend Oreille County warrants, including failure to appear on an unlawful use of


under the influence and driving on a suspended license. SEX OFFENSE – LeClerc Rd. N., Cusick SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – Hope Rd., Newport, report of odd papers found in subject’s residence after he was evicted. THEFT – S. Union Ave., Newport, report that complainant had Quest card taken. TRESPASSING – Conklin Meadows Rd., report of two men hunting on private property. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle passing on right and high speed. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report that passenger car driver looked like driver falling asleep. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of vehicle in the ditch. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., Newport PHONE OFFENSE – Kirkpatrick Rd., Elk, complainant reports getting multiple phone calls and hang ups. ANIMAL CRUELTY – Blackwell St., report of two dogs locked in truck with windows up. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Flowery Trail Rd., complainant got information that a group of girls were being held against their will. ARREST – Evan Michael Knight, 27, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. DISTURBANCE – Bead Lake Rd., complainant believes there are underage drinkers in campsite. ACCIDENT – Devils Drive, Cusick, report that complainant hit cow. STABBING – Hwy. 31, report that 35-year-old-male was stabbed, head bleeding. Wednesday, July 11 ERRATIC DRIVER – N. Washington Ave., report that subject walks in the morning and vehicle often speeds past her, spinning tires and flinging rocks. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – LeClerc Rd. N., Usk, report of pick up off road, shoes and whiskey bottle on the bank. AGENCY ASSIST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, housing Benito SotoGarcia, 26, of Queretaro, Mexico for U.S. Border Patrol. LITTERING – Conklin Meadows Rd., complainant continues to find trash on his property. FOUND PROPERTY – S. Garden Ave., Newport, wallet found and dropped off at the sheriff’s office. AGENCY ASSIST – Hwy. 2, report of subject assaulted. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of a single vehicle accident. ARREST – S. Garden Ave, Newport, Timothy S Gilden, 49, of Newport was arrested on local warrant. HARASSMENT – Newport, subject reports being harassed by brother in law. IMMIGRATION HOLD – Juan Calva-Gonzalez, 27, of Las Vegas, Ramiro Soto-Soto, 31, of Queretaro, Mexico and Alfredo Maya-Soto, 31, of Quintana Roo, Mexico, were held for Border Patrol. ARREST – Jaime Duran Sanchez, 36, of Las Vegas was arrested for third degree malicious mischief and held for immigration. Thursday, July 12 THEFT – Hope Rd., Newport, report that jewelry items and aluminum

drug paraphernalia charge, a failure to appear on a possession of a controlled substance without a prescription charge, a failure to appear Shumake on a fourth degree domestic violence assault charge and two failure to appear charges for protection order violations. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. His last known address was in the Newport area. Kirk P. St Germain, 54, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants. He is wanted for failing to appear in court on a third St. Germain degree driving on a suspended license charge, a negligent driving charge and a driving under the influence charge. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Pend Oreille Economic Development Council: 8:30-11 a.m. Cusick Community Center Diamond Lake Water and Sewer District Board: 10 a.m. - District Office Pend Oreille County Park Board: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center Northern Panhandle Green Party: 6 p.m. - Friends Meeting House in Sandpoint Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station West Bonner County School Board: 6 p.m. - Various schools THURSDAY, JULY 19 Pend Oreille Watershed Implementing Team: 9 a.m. to Noon - American Lutheran Church in


Friday, July 13 BOATING OFFENSE – Diamond Lake, report of two jet skiers speeding. BURGLARY – Dury Lane, Ione, report of pistol stolen from desk. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. Grandview Ave., possible theft of medication reported. ANIMAL CRUELTY – Rumsey Rd., Newport, report of dog in a pen with no food and water. ANIMAL CRUELTY – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of dog in vehicle. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Pend Oreille Mine Rd., report of possible intoxicated driver. DISTURBANCE – N. 1st Ave., Ione, report of male subject causing a disturbance. ERRATIC DRIVER – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that car almost ran complainant off the road. ARREST – Jeremy L. Godwin, 28, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant. TRESPASSING – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. 4th Ave., Ione, report of possible subjects in vacant home. FIREWORKS – LeClerc Rd. S., report that subjects are shooting off fireworks. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Quail Loop, Newport, report that subject was followed home by van. FIRE – Hwy. 20, Cusick, reported electrical pole fire near pine tree. ARREST – Kathleen Louise Davis, 50, of Usk was arrested for driving under the influence.

Sunday, July 15 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – Hwy. 2, report of male threatening female, parties separated. FOUND PROPERTY – Hambrook St., Ione, report of found iPod. THEFT – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of $50 gas drive off last night. HARASSMENT – Fir Lane, Newport, report that neighbor continues to yell at son when he walks past house. ARREST – Hwy. 20, Traci L Akridge, 48, of Metaline Falls, was arrested for driving under the influence. BURGLARY – LeClerc Rd. N., Ione, report that garden shed was broken into, attempted to steal gasoline. TRAFFIC HAZARD – Diamond Lake public access, report of several vehicles parked, blocking roadway. ARREST – McKay St., Laura E. Fraley, 22, of Ione was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence. DRUGS – N. Shore Diamond Lake, report of found drug paraphernalia and marijuana. ILLEGAL BURNING – LeClerc Rd. N., report that complainant can smell trash burning in the area. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Phay Rd., report of problems with 13-year-old. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Phay Rd., Elk, report of juvenile broke vehicle window. FIREWORKS – Nicholson Rd., report of neighbor across the street shooting off rocket type fireworks. ARREST – Brandi Marie Jacobe, 23, of Oldtown was arrested for third degree theft. ARREST – Christopher Michael Dutt,

Saturday, July 14 VEHICLE FIRE – Reynolds Creek Rd., Cusick, report of ATV that caught fire. ARREST – W. Walnut St., Douglas Edwin Ward, 53, of Newport, was arrested for third degree theft.



SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W Walnut St., Newport, report of subject sleeping on east side of building. ARREST – E. 5th St., William Gerald Ford, 33, of Usk was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended. INTOXICATION – Riverside Ave., intoxicated male driving blue Chevy Impala. LITTERING – W. Railroad Ave., report that someone continues to dump garbage on land. AUTOMOBILE THEFT – Riverside Ave., Ione DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – N. 1st Ave., Ione, report that male threw female against wall. DISTURBANCE – Riverside Ave., Ione, report of intoxicated male screaming and yelling at his girlfriend. THEFT – S. Garden Ave., Newport, reported theft of video game console. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Hwy. 20, report that subjects threw mud in complainant’s cab while passing. AGENCY ASSIST – Freeman Lake area, deputies assisting Bonner County with possible MIP party. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – S. Spokane Ave., Newport, report that subject’s boyfriend hitting the walls. FIREWORKS – N. Shore Diamond Lake, report of fireworks or gunshots heard. DISTURBANCE – N. Union Ave., Newport, report of four males trying to pick fights with tenants. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. 1st St., report of a male and a female yelling, screaming, noise disturbance. NOISE COMPLAINT – W. 3rd St., Newport, report of intoxicated female wandering through people’s yards.

cans were stolen. ERRATIC DRIVER – LeClerc Rd. N., Usk, report of driver failing to maintain lane control. THEFT- W. Sacheen St., Cusick, report of back license plate missing from truck. HARASSMENT – Regal Rd., Elk, complainant’s neighbor harassing by making false reports. INTOXICATION – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of two men drinking in public. SEX OFFENSE – LeClerc Rd. N., Usk DRUGS – Westside Calispell Rd. ILLEGAL BURNING – W. Sacheen St., report of subject burning brush piles by road. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of speeding vehicle. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Wildflower Lane, Newport, report that 16 yearold ran away. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle all over road. WEAPONS OFFENSE – Finnila Drive, Newport, report of gunshots and air horns and dogs fighting. THREATENING – Fir Drive, Cusick SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. Shore Diamond Lake Rd., report of vehicle for sale being loaded on flatbed trailer. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of young male in his 20s sleeping in front of the library the last two nights. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – Green Rd., Newport, report of man yelling and woman yelling.





Newport South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue: 7 p.m. - Station 31, 325272 Highway 2, Diamond Lake SATURDAY, JULY 21 Newport School Board Retreat: 10 a.m. - 190 Woodland Drive

35, of Spokane was arrested for driving under the influence. ARREST – Amanda Lee Cook, 34, of Spokane was arrested for a warrant.

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, July 9 SEX OFFENSE – Parsons Drive, Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Oldtown SHOPLIFTING – Hwy. 2, Priest River, Nathan Fry of Priest River was arrested for willful concealment. TRESPASSING – Summer Rd., Priest River Tuesday, July 10 THEFT – E. Jackson Ave., Priest River NON SUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECK – Hwy. 2, Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING – Bodie Canyon Rd., Priest River MARINE INCIDENT – Bayview Drive, Coolin MARINE INCIDENT – N. Steamboat Bay Rd., Coolin MARINE INCIDENT – Railroad Ave., Coolin RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River DOMESTIC DISPUTE – E. Jackson Ave., Priest River DOMESTIC DISPUTE – Shelly St., Priest Lake RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Oldtown Wednesday, July 11 ARREST – Hwy. 41, Oldtown, Yefri Dgardo Pena, 51, of Newport was arrested on a bench warrant. SHOPLIFTING – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, an Oldtown man was cited and released for petit theft. Thursday, July 12 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 41, Blanchard MARINE ACCIDENT – Lower Lakeshore Rd., Priest Lake CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Old Priest River Rd., Priest River, a 25-year-old male was cited and released for possession of paraphernalia with intent to use. Friday, July 13 DOMESTIC DISPUTE – Bodie Canyon Rd., Priest River ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, Stephen Thompson, 21, of Oldtown was arrested for second offense driving under the influence and driving without privileges. Saturday, July 14 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River TRESPASSING – W. Jackson Ave., Priest River CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Hwy. 57, Priest River, three juveniles were cited and released on drug related charges. ALCOHOL OFFENSE – Dickensheet Rd., Coolin, a 20-year-old male was issued a citation for minor in possession of alcohol. ARREST – Hwy. 57, Cheryl Roberts, 50, of Priest River was arrested for driving under the influence. ARREST – Hwy. 41, Oldtown, Jordan Freer, 23, of Valleyford was arrested for driving under the influence. Sunday, July 15 DRIVING ON AN INVALID LICENSE – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake, a 42-year-old Spirit Lake man was cited and released for driving on an invalid license.


istrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Cusick Town Council Special Meeting: 11 a.m. - Community Center Pend Oreille Planning and Zoning

Commission Workshop: 6 p.m. Cusick Community Center Pend Oreille County Republican Central Committee: 6 p.m. - Cusick Community Center Pend Oreille County Republican Party: 7-8:30 p.m. - American Legion, Cusick

MONDAY, JULY 23 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Newport School Board: 4:30 p.m. District Office Newport Planning Commission: 5 p.m. - Newport City Hall TUESDAY, JULY 24 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Admin-

Promote your EVENT across the entire state!

Easy peasy.

Request a free information kit:

Just place one ad this size through us to access the powerful network of The Miner 106 Community Newspapers across 421 S. Spokane Ave., Washington for one flat price. (Also Newport, WA perfect for job listings, real estate, etc.) (509) 447-2433

Paid for by Friends of Troy Kelley(D) P.O. Box 99415 Lakewood, WA 98496



JULY 18, 2012 |


TO PLACE YOUR AD, CALL US TODAY AT (509) 447-2433 All ads appear in

THE NEWPORT MINER [Pend Oreille County]

and GEM


[West Bonner County]

On the Internet at

To place your ad, call 447-2433 email:

Mon. thru Fri.., 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or come in to The Office at 421 S. Spokane Ave., Newport. Mail to 421 S. Spokane Ave., Newport, WA 99156


Monday at 4:30 p.m. Late Ads until Tuesday 2:00 p.m. In The Hot Box.


Free ads

•Items for Free: One week run only, 20 words or less. Offer limited to One Free Ad per Week. • Found Ads: Items found will be run one time FREE, 20 Words or less.

Payment terms

All classified ads require pre-payment. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Classified Display Ads

$8.50 Per Inch. Deadline: Monday, 4:30 p.m.

Statewide Classified

Reach more than 1,100,000 Homes in 115 Washington State Community Newspapers. One Week, up to 25 Words, Prepaid - $195- 25 Words, $8 each additional. •Reach 325,000 Homes in 48 Idaho State Community Newspapers. One Week, up to 25 words prepaid $125. Deadline: 12 days before publication.


The Miner reserves the right to edit, reject or reclassify any advertisement.


Please check your ad the first time it appears and immediately report any error to the Classified Department. We regret that we cannot be responsible for more than a one-time incorrect insertion if you do not call the error to our attention.

I N DE X 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Personals Help Wanted Business Services Work Wanted Lost and Found Child Care & Preschool Business Oportunities Misc. For Sale Washington Statewide Advertising 10 Rentals Wanted 11 Housing For Rent 12 Storage For Rent 13 Real Estate For Sale


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE wanted 36 hours/ week. One on one pediatric care in Oldtown area. Idaho license required. Must be available nights and weekends. Call Lynn (208) 664-0858.(22-3p) Miner want ads work.





Transit Driver in Newport Rural Resources Community Action is accepting applications for a Transit Driver in Newport. This position is responsible for transporting the public to and from scheduled destinations. This is 15-24 hours per week; $13.24-14.32 per hour, D.O.E. Requires successful completion of a drug test, criminal background check, safe driving record last 5 years, physical, and the ability to life 50/lbs unassisted. Applicants without a current CDL, passenger endorsement and nine months experience working for a public or private transit agency will not be considered. For application and complete position description contact WorkSource, 956 South Main Street, Suite B, Colville, WA 99114 or 509-685-6158. Rural Resources is an AA/EOE employer.



14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Real Estate Wanted Mobile/Mfg. Homes Commercial Property Yard Sale Misc. Wanted Boats & Motors Cars & Trucks Motorcycles Recreational Vehicles Machinery, Tractors Logging Timber Farm & Ranch Animals for Sale Notices



WILL CLEAN your home, business, etcetera. Reasonable rates, honest, dependable, excellent references. Betsy at (509) 292-5134. (24-3p) Short of cash; long on “Stuff?” Advertise in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Call (509) 447-2433 for full details.

ECEAP Lead Teacher, Family Services Advocate Rural Resources Community Action has an immediate opening for an ECEAP Lead Teacher/Family Support Specialist in Cusick, Wash. Lead teacher responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of an ECEAP classroom. Family Services Advocate responsibilities include enrolling and providing comprehensive case management services. This is a full-time, exempt position, $21,948 - $23,736 annually, D.O.E., plus benefits. For application and job description, contact the Colville Job Service at 956 South Main Street, Suite B, Colville, WA 99114 or (509) 685-6158. Rural Resources is an AA/EOE employer

Ponderay Newsprint Company 422767 SR. 20, Usk, WA 99180-9771 (509) 445-2145, FAX: (509) 445-2349 JOB TITLE: JOURNEYMAN MILLWRIGHT REPORTS TO: Mechanical Maintenance Manager SALARY: Starting $29.14 per hour – can progress to $33.16 per hour REQUIREMENTS: • Experienced Journeyman level multi-craft Maintenance Technician ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: • Ability to work in a multi-craft environment • Millwright primary skill experience • Machinist experience preferred • Additional skills in the areas of welding, pipefitting, preventative/predictive maintenance (vibration analysis and lubrication), and hydraulics will be considered in evaluating qualifications. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to work in an open management environment with minimal supervision. CONTACT: Send a comprehensive resume of work history and application postmarked no later than 8/13/12 to: attention: Bonnie Weaver, Ponderay Newsprint Co., 422767 SR 20, Usk, WA 99180 (email: – fax: 509-445-2349). Applications can be obtained from Ponderay Newsprint Company HR department (509-445-2145). We offer a competitive salary and vacation plan with medical, dental, life & 401(k) programs. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity ON-CALL FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I Public Works Department: On-call position. Salary: $10.98/hour. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job descriptions. Obtain application and job description: Pend Oreille County Human Resources, 625 West 4th Street, Newport, Washington, 99156 or County website: Application deadline: July 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm. (24-2) COACHES WANTED The Selkirk School District is accepting applications through Thursday, July 19, 2012 for Assistant High School Volleyball Coach, Head High School Volleyball Coach, and Assistant Junior High Football Coach. Information and application materials are available at or Selkirk District Office, 219 Park Street, Post Office Box 129, Metaline Falls, Washington 99153. (509) 4462951. The Selkirk School District is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. (22-3) Place your classified or display ad with The Miner and it will appear in both newspapers - The Newport Miner (Pend Oreille County) and The Gem State Miner (West Bonner County). All for one good price. Call (509) 447-2433 for details.





AUCTION RECEIVER’S AUCTION Case#09-2-00438-9 www. 7/27/12 Selling to Highest Bidder; 255ac PUD w/ permits; Othello, WA (near Moses Lake) Coast/Sperry Van Ness, local contact Dave Smith 206-276-2169 CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4429. www. EVENTS-FESTIVALS

First 20 Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.00/Week Each Additional Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45¢ ea. Special: 2 Weeks Consecutive Run . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Week Free Hot Box - First 20 Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00/Week Each Additional Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60¢ ea. Classified Ads require pre-payment



ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL Exchange Representative: Earn supplemental income placing and supervising high school exchange students. Volunteer host families also needed. Promote world peace! HELP WANTED -DRIVERS DRIVERS -- Inexperienced/ Experienced. Unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee, Company Driver, Lease Operator, Lease Trainers. (877) 369-7105 DRIVERS --Choose your hometime from Weekly, 7/ ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF, Full or Part-time. Daily Pay! Top Equipment! Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.



SAWMILLS from only $3997.00 -- Make Money/ Save Money with your own bandmill -- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to shift. FREE info/DVD: www.NorthwoodSawmill. com 1-800-578-1363 Ext 300N

Kaniksu Village Apartments 1 Bedroom Apartments Income Limits Apply

HELP WANTED NOW HIRING: Companies Desperately Need Workers to Assemble Products From Your Location. No Selling, Any Hours. $500/Wk Potential. Info 985-646-1700 Dept WA-5990 Peoples Lifestyle. Every day is Sale Day in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Read them every day.



109 E. 5th Ave.

Metaline Falls, WA

(509) 446-4100 TDD

1-425-562-4002 Need something at a good price? Try The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.

99% Customer Satisfaction A+ BBB Rating 30+ Years in Business

(1-800) 533-6518 Lic. # FOGLEPS095L4



No matter where you are on the globe, your community goes with you.

Miner subscribers have free access all the time. (509) 447-2433

Northern Pines Real Estate Services 509-447-5922 DIAMOND LAKE WATERFRONT HOME FOR RENT Beautifully remodeled home only 20 feet from the beach. Furnished 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home, $975 per month/ $750 deposit includes electricity, cable, internet, garbage, beach, dock. No pets, no smoking inside the home. Call (509) 475-7524. (24-3p) 3 BEDROOM TRAILER No pets. Lazy Acres Trailer Park. Newport. (208) 4374502. (7-tf) OLDTOWN AREA 4- 5 bedroom, 3 bath 2700 square feet, attached 2 car garage, $1000/ month plus utilities. No smoking. (509) 993-5465. (17tf) DIAMOND LAKE WATERFRONT Mobile home, secondary lot, beach access. 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, no smoking, no pets. $600 month (509) 447-3670 or (509) 9518886. (22-3p) DIAMOND LAKE WATERFRONT Mobile home, secondary lot, beach access. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, no smoking, no pets. $625 month (509) 4473670 or (509) 951-8886. (22-3p) LARGE 2 BEDROOM 1 bath duplex. 836 West 3rd, Newport. Washer/ dryer hook up. $650 month. (208) 255-8455.(22-4) NICE 4 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bathroom, 2 car garage, 2500 square feet. Good Newport neighborhood. $1,000. Option to purchase. (509) 370-0153. (24-3p)



Bliss Chiropractic Health Center

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


Licensed Counselor, Many Insurances Accepted 415 W. Walnut, Newport, WA -- (509) 671-0226


Wayne Lemley, D.D.S.


Need a home? Rental Homes Available

RETIRED COUPLE WILL SHARE Newport home with single lady. Lower floor with bedroom, bath, large family room with television, internet access, refrigerator, range and sofa. Personal references. No smoking. $250 month, includes everything except food and personal items. (509) 447-5209. (24-3) DIAMOND LAKE 1800 square foot house, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, large kitchen, dining, living room. Lake view, dock and beach privileges, stove, refrigerator. 1800 square foot shop. $1100/ month plus deposit. (509) 447-4045.(23-3p) RURAL Studio apartment, $500 a month. 14 miles north of Priest River. Call Red Door (208) 660-9221. (23-3) 1200 SQUARE FEET 2 bedroom, 1 bath. $525 per month plus deposit, includes water/ sewer/ garbage. Priest River. (208) 448-1823.(24-tf) FULLY FURNISHED 1 room cabin, Dish TV, laundry access, dishes, linen, in a beautiful park-like setting, 7-1/2 miles north of Newport. No smoking. Available August 1st. $250/ month plus electricity, $250 security deposit. References required! 95090 671-0767. (24-3p) FOR LEASE Recently remodeled two bedroom, two bath home on 40 acre ranch in the Blanchard, Idaho area. New range, dishwasher, and cabinets. Two car garage. Large garden plot. Beautiful views. Easy highway access. $1,100 per month plus deposit. (208) 773-7897, by appointment only. (24-3p) NEAT, CLEAN, AND ECONOMICAL 1 bedroom, 2nd story apartment. Includes range, refrigerator, and electric. $375 month/ $300 deposit. No pets, no smoking. References required. (208) 660-2164. (24-3)


Trusses - Our Only Business




N.E. Tri County Health District

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Medicaid, Business 301 S. Washington Ave., Suite A, Newport, WA (509) 447-3242

TrussTek, Inc.

Office (208) 267-7471 1-800-269-7471

Law Office of Denise Stewart

James G. Cool, D.M.D. Family Dentistry -- Evening Hours 610 W. 2nd -- (509) 447-3105 • 800-221-9929

Bill • Ed • Marcus • Ted • Jeff



You too can Advertise Weekly for only $7.75 Call 447-2433

Newport Dental Center

Engineered Roof & Floor Trusses


Bonnie D. Bliss, D.C. Christopher A. Thomas, D.C. Amber Salesky LMP Karen Cooper, LMT 601 State Rt. 20, Newport, WA -- (509) 447-2413 • WELL DRILLING • PUMPS • WATER TREATMENT


Complete Family Dentistry & Orthodontics 424 N. Warren Ave., Newport -- 447-5960 Toll Free 877-447-5960

Camas Center Medical & Dental Services 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 447-7111 - (509) 445-1152 fax

447-3131 -- 1-800-873-6162 605 Highway 20, Newport

Harmony Healing Arts Center Gloria Campbell -- 448-2623 47 10th -- Priest River

Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy

Lois A. Ernst, Licensed Massage Therapist 322 S. Washington -- Newport -- 447-3898

The Willows - Massage & Bodywork Studio Judy C. Fredrickson, RN, LMP Newport -- (509) 671-7035

OPTOMETRIST Newport Vision Source

Drs. Michael & Cheryl Fenno 205 S. Washington -- 447-2945

PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services

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


Patients seen at Newport Hospital twice a month 509-926-2848 -- Call for appointments

HEALTH CLINICS Kaniksu Health Services Priest River Medical Clinic

Family Practice, Minor Emergencies Behavioral Health Mon. & Wed., 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tue. & Thu., 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (208) 448-2321

Camas Center Medical & Dental Services 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 447-7111 - (509) 445-1152 fax

PRINTING Printing & Design . . . at The Miner

We Have a Million Ideas for Our Customers! 421 S. Spokane, Newport -- 447-2433

REAL ESTATE Richard Bockemuehl

Century 21 Beutler - Waterfront Office (509) 321-1121 • Cell (509) 951-4390


| JULY 18, 2012


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Give your important Business Message 100% Market Coverage in 3 publications for only $14.50 a week

Accounting/Tax Service

Animal Boarding

Art Gallery

218 High St. Priest River, ID 208-448-2941 Chimney Sweep

Jake’s Chimney Sweep


Professional Dog & Cat Grooming Dog & Cat Boarding and Daycare “Your Pets Home Away From Home” 1335 HWY. 2 EAST, OLDTOWN, ID

(208) 437-0224


23810 E. Blanchard Rd., Newport

509- 447-2244

Dog Boarding


Dog Boarding & Training Family Atmosphere

Open Daily 9-5 Scenic Photography Local Artisans Rustic Furnishings Espresso Free WiFi 12

Elk, Washington

(509) 292-2200 Electrical Services


River City Electrical

Quality Electrical Services at affordable prices






Digital Photos


On Budget On Time EVERY TIME!

Stutes Construction

41 Homes built in the city since 1974

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

Do-It-Yourself Digital Photo Center 4x6 30¢ 5x7 79¢ 8x10 $249 CD $149

Pat & Eric

208-448-2717 208-420-7509

#1 Home Builder in Newport.

509-447-5209 or (509) 671-0171 Lic. # CLARKC*110CG

ID Lic# RCT-30773 WA Lic# DURKECL884D6

Model Home By Appointment

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


Floors & More, Inc Kevin Johnson 24/7 Emergency Service 208 - 2 5 5 - 9 5 8 0


Garage Doors


Health Foods

Hurst Contracting

Mountain West

Priest River Glass



(509) 993-5465

Home Loans

Joan Corkill-Enyeart Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS 498580/41891/1850


509-447-5626 800-476-1168 Newport, WA

NEWPORT/PRIEST RIVER & SPOKANE Monday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday Fares: $300 one way Newport -Spokane • 50¢ one way Priest River-Newport Schedule rides 24 hrs. in advance during office hours: 6am-5pm


Priest River

Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mon-Fri. 7-5 Sat 8-12

• Heat Pumps • Geothermal

Wood Stoves - Gas Stoves - Pellet Stoves & Oil Furnaces Available • We Service All Major Brands • Air Leakage Testing Available

Installations • Service Free Quotes




e Fre tes ima Est

Deb & Debbie 509-710-3976 Toilets - Portable



Resident Manager Highway 57 ~ 1 1/2 Miles from Hwy. 2 (208) 448-1273

Dan Herrin D.V.M. (208) 437-2800

(208) 437-2145 217 N State Ave. Oldtown, ID

Funiture/Floor Coverings

Priest River, Idaho

(208) 448-2443

Furniture - Cabinetry - Countertops Floor Coverings - Wallpaper Window Coverings - Sealy Mattress

The Loft

Cafe • Internet • Gifts 208-448-0643

(Deli • Ice Cream • Free WiFi • Mtg. Room)

Bonded • Insured • WA #AMERIEH901G


509-671-7855 Lic#KARDOP*051K6 KARDOTS055NB

Journeyman Plumber Senior &Vet Discounts

Licensed in WA & ID

Larry Liberty (208) 437-3353



Portable Chemical Toilets 2654 E. Hwy 2 • Oldtown, ID


303 N. State Ave. • Oldtown

(509) 447-0119

Complete Heating, Cooling & Duct Systems

Lighted & Secure In-Town Location

Gas Fireplaces & Inserts

(208) 448-1439 Priest River

Since 1964

Bus: 208-437-4168 Cell: 208-946-6944

• Letterhead • Envelopes • Business Cards • Flyers • Newsletters • Carbonless Forms • Labels • Cookbooks • Tickets • Resumes • Signs • Business Forms • Brochures • Menus • Maps • Programs • and More!

Printing & Design at the Miner (509) 447-2433 421 S. Spokane Ave • Newport, WA

Geothermal Specialists Ductless Heat Pumps 509-447-5599 Furnaces Visa & M/C 208-448-0599 Financing

24 hr Service

Washington & Idaho



Secondhand Store

Printing & Design at the Miner

Corner of Hwy 2 & Spokane Ave. (509) 447-2433

9 am-5 pm Mon-Sat 5489 Hwy 2, Timberline Center Priest River, ID (208) 290-2248




Gently Used

Furniture • Appliances Household Items Fabric & More Consignments Available

“Where our High Standards Meet Yours”



Kettle Falls We Buy Cedar Logs

Let us Sell your Car, Truck or RV We charge 10% or a minimum of $200

Well Drilling & Pump Service

Heating and Cooling Solutions Lifetime Warranties

Enter at Hwy 41 and 1st Street

Well Drilling


Heating & AC

Oldtown Auto Sales


(208) 448-2290


Layout Services to Full Color Printing

Interior Exterior Repaints New Construction


Propane, Lubricants, Filters and Fuel Additives Available On-Site

218 Cedar St. Priest River, ID 208-448-1812

Conscientious & Reliable


24 hr. Commercial/Public Card Lock Fuels INCLUDE: • Highway Diesel • Off-Road Diesel • Unleaded Gasoline HOME DELIVERIES INCLUDE: • Stove Oil • Furnace Oil • Highway Diesel • Off-Road Diesel • Unleaded Gasoline

2459 Hwy.2 • Oldtown

24 Hour Service: 509-671-6952

Portable Service

Rent by the day, week, biweekly, month

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

• Furnaces • Radiant Heat

Lady Lawncare

WiFi - $36.95/Month Dial UP - Web Services DSL - Internet Telephone No contract required




Full service yard care & spring cleanup






Oldtown, ID • (208) 437-4822


Lawncare Is your yard screaming for attention? We’ll scream back at a reasonable rate.

“Our Variety Shows”

ID License # RCT-1510 WA License # STUTEC *92306

Call us today!


Quality veterinary care for your pets and barnyard friends.

Newport (509) 447-2487 Chewelah (509) 935-4095

Priest River

Flowers Plants Chocolates Balloons Tuxedos Gifts

WA. Contr. No. PRIESRG132NZ



208-448-2611 866-973-7673

208-448-2095 100 McKinley • Priest River


Now Paying Top Dollar for your junkers Cars • Trucks • Machinery




Wrecking Yard

• Natural & Organic Foods • Herbs, Vitamins & Supplements • Organic Juices & Smoothies

Ben Franklin


Commercial • Residential


208-448-1869 208-660-4087 Harold Stutes Priest River

Florist Florist



Small & Large Animal Medicine & Surgery Brian Dockins DVM

Idaho RCE-12308 Washington-FLOORMI974J1

• General Contractor • Roofing • Siding • Room Additions • Decks • Foundations • Manufactured Home Set-up


509-447-5408 509-723-6959

(509) 447-3067 or 1-888-800-POVN (7686)



Flood Services


The Remodeling Specialists!

Jim 208-660-9131

Owners Bob & Jane Clark




Custom Homes

Sales • Service Install • Openers

Bob and Kathy Emerson Cusick, Pend Oreille Riverr 206-909-9438

(509) 447-0120


(509) 671-2276

Free Estimates m

Hwy. 2, South of Newport


Garage Doors Etc.

10 Minute Oil Change

No Appointment Necessary Free Vacuum & Window Wash

OFF Wills

Cell 509-710-8939

Matt Dahlin

Log Furniture and Rustic Decor

Specializing in Social Security & Personal Injury FREE Initial Consultation

1707 W. Broadway, Spokane, WA

• Reliable • Experienced Insured • Better 39102 N. Newport Hwy.

Licensed in Washington and Idaho

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

• Dry Wall Hanging and Finishing Specialist ~ Also ~ • Full Remodeling Over 10-Years Experience

Quality Chainsaw Carvings


Concrete • Sand • Gravel

FREE Estimates Newport

Chainsaw Carvings

Attorney at Law Past mile 27 on Hwy 57, Priest Lake, Idaho

Spokane Rock Products

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

Cliff McDermeit



Dustin Deissner

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


We gladly provide consultation & assistance for managing your forest land and marketing your logs.

2005 S & S Camper $10,499 2009 Chev Aveo 4Dr. $10,995 2004 Chrysler Sebring $7,995 Convertible 2005 Kia Sedona $7,795 Minivan 2004 Toyota Rav4 4x4 $7,495 1988 Toyota 4x4 Pickup $5,995 2000 Ford Ranger Pickup $5,995 2WD 130K 1999 Ford Ranger Pickup $5,995 2WD 85K 1994 Chev $4,495 1Ton Dually 4x4 1993 Chev Pickup $3,795 2 WD Shortbox 2005 Yamaha $2,795 250 Motorcycle 1988 Ford Econoline $1,995 Camper Van 1999 Ford Econoline $1,995 Work Van 1997 Ford Van $1,595 1986 Chev Van $995 1989 Ford F150 Truck $695

For information, please contact

Steve West Resource Manager,

Lifetime Resident with over 40 years experience in timber management, harvesting & log marketing.

Phone: (509) 738-4711 Cell: (509) 675-3472

Who Knows What Treasure You Could Miner Unearth? (509) 447-2433 THE






Need HOP Poles!!

Call today for info

Jasper Post Mill, Inc. Buying B i llodge d pole pine. . . Top Prices Paid on 6” & Smaller in Diameter Hwy. 41, Blanchard, Idaho 208•437•4411 or 509•238•6540

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

|| PUBLIC || NOTICES 2012226 STATE OF WASHINGTON D E PA R T M E N T O F ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That R. Steven & Karen R. Heaps of Spokane Valley, WA on April 30, 2012 under Application No. S3-30663 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Bead Lake in the amount of 0.02 cubic foot per second, each year, for single domestic supply.

Your Right to Know

Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the SW1/4NW1/4 of Section 4, Township 32 N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from July 18, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program – ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner July 11 and 18, 2012. (23-2)

_________________ 2012227 PUBLIC NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING Let it be publicly known to all persons that the NEWPORT CONSOLIDATED JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 56-415, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON, is preparing the 2012-2013 FISCAL BUDGET and that the completed budget will be on file in the School District Administration Office, located at 1380 West 5th Street, Newport, Washington. A copy of the competed budget will be available for review beginning July 10, 2012 to any person who might request such. Also, let it be publicly known to all persons that the Board of Directors of NEWPORT CONSOLIDATED JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 56-415, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON, will meet in public meeting at 4:30 PM on Monday, July 23, 2012, in the Board Room for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 20122013 FISCAL BUDGET. Any inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to Mr. Jason Thompson, or Mr. Tom Crouch at (509) 447-3167. ATTEST: LYNN KANEY, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SIGNED: JASON THOMPSON, SUPERINTENDENT SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Published in The Newport Miner July 11th and 18th, 2012. (23-2)

_________________ 2012228 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PEND OREILLE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 2012 ROAD SALT Proposals will be received by the County of Pend Oreille Public Works Office, located in the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 West Fourth Street, Newport, Washington 99156 or P.O. Box 5040, Newport, Wash-


ington 99156, for furnishing ROAD SALT to the Pend Oreille County Road Department in the estimated quantity of 270 tons of 3% moisture or less, Type 2, Grade 2 ASTM-D 632-84. Price quoted shall be per ton, delivered using hopper or end dump trucks, as follows: 90 tons delivered to 9302 Deer Valley Road, Newport, WA 99156 90 tons delivered to 13571 Highway 21, Usk, WA 99180 90 tons delivered to 161 Sullivan Lake Road, Ione, WA 999139 Salt shall be delivered to these County Maintenance Shops, Monday through Thursday, 6:00am to 4:30pm on or before October 1, 2012 Proposals will be due no later than 10:00 AM Monday, July 30th, 2012. Proposals are to be submitted by Email, Fax or envelope as follows: E-MAIL – Don Ramsey, dramsey@pendoreille. org and Teresa Brooks, with “Proposal for ROAD SALT” in the subject line Fax - (509) 447-5890 with “Proposal for ROAD SALT” in the subject line Mail – Public Works Department, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156 with “Proposal for ROAD SALT” on the envelope Hand delivered - Public Works Department, 625 West Fourth Street, Newport, WA 99156 with “Proposal for ROAD SALT” on the envelope. Information concerning submission of proposals is available from the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department at 625 W. 4th Street in Newport, Washington, 99156 or by phone at (509) 447-4513. Bids will be evaluated on total cost of road salt delivered to all three locations. Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bids and to accept such bid or bids as may deemed in the best interest of Pend Oreille County. Published in The Newport Miner July 18 and 25, 2012. (24-2)

_________________ 2012229 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR SMALL WORKS ROSTER PROPOSALS The Pend Oreille County Road Department is accepting proposals for maintenance sand production and stockpiling. The Department is seeking proposals for approximately 6,000 yards truck measure of maintenance sand to be produced at a commercial source of materials within a radius of fifteen (15) miles of the Cusick Maintenance Shop. Hauling will be the responsibility of Pend Oreille County Road Department. Please submit proposals to the Pend Oreille County Road Department Office at 625 W 4th Street, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156. For further information please call (509) 447-4513. Proposals are due at the

Cover it all . . . reach more than 2 million Ad Readers for just



25 Words $8.00 each Additional

Call The Miner Today! . . . 447-2433


above address no later than July 30, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Published in The Newport Miner July 18 and 25, 2012. (24-2)

_________________ 2012230 NEWPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF BOARD RETREAT AND REGULAR MEETING TIME CHANGES FOR The summer The Board of Directors of Newport Consolidated Joint School District has called a board retreat for Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. to be held at 190 Woodland Drive, Newport Washington for the purpose of self evaluation and establish 2012-13 board goals. In addition, The Board of Directors of Newport Consolidated Joint School District has changed the time of their regular meetings for July 23, August 13, and August 27, 2012 to 4:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the Newport School District’s board room. Published in The Newport Miner July 18th and July 25, 2012 (24-2)

_________________ 2012232 LEGAL NOTICE Cusick School District Board of Directors announce the following 20122013 Fiscal Budget. Let it be publicly known to all persons that Cusick School District No 59, Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, has completed preparation of the 2012-2013 Fiscal Budget and that the completed budget is on file in the Central Office, located in the district at Cusick, Washington. A copy of the completed budget is available for review to any person who might request such. Also let it be publicly known to all persons that the Board of Directors will meet in a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on July 27,2012 in the library for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 2012-2013 Fiscal Budget. All inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to Dan Read, Superintendent, at (509) 445-1125. /s/ Dan Read Cusick School District No. 59 Dan Read, Supt. Published in The Newport Miner July 18 and July 25, 2012. (24-2)

_________________ 2012234 FOUND A firearm was found in the Flowery Trail area May 29, 2011. To identify contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriffs office, Sgt. Youk at (509) 447-3151. Published in The Newport Miner July 18 and 25, 2012. (24-2)

_________________ 2012235 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON Updated Shoreline Master Program and Revised Development Regulations Public Hearing Notice Notice is hereby given that the Pend Oreille County Commissioners will be holding three public hearings on the Draft updated Shoreline Master Program and the County Development Regulations in accordance with the provisions of the Washington State Shoreline Management and Growth Management Acts. Copies of the proposed updated Shoreline Master Program, the revised Development Regulations, and the SEPA Checklist are available for review online at: http:// county/shoreline_master_ program_update.asp and at the .County Department of Community Develop-

JULY 18, 2012 |


ment located in the lower level of the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Written comments on the proposed updated Shoreline Master Program, and the revised Development Regulations can be submitted no later than Monday Aug 8th, 2012 at 4:30 PM to Pend Oreille County, Department of Community Development, PO Box 5066, Newport, WA 98156. Public Hearing Dates and Locations (Meetings will all start at 6pm) July 30th, 2012 – Sa-



cheen Lake Fire Station (6131 Hwy. 211) July 31st, 2012 – Public Hearing at the PUD Box Canyon Room (130 N. Washington Ave, Newport) August 1st, 2012 – Ione Community Center (210 Blackwell, Ione) Members of the public are encouraged to attend these hearings. Each hearing will be recorded and comments will become part of the record. If you have questions regarding this non-project action, please call Mike Lithgow at 509-447-6497 Published in The Newport Miner July 18th, 2012 (24)

20122147 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. will on July 27,2012 at 10:00 am at the main stairs of the Old City Courthouse, 625 W. Fourth Street, in the City of Newport located at Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, to-wit; That part of Lot 14 of Diamond Lake Cottage Sites, according to the recorded plat, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the Southwesterly sideline of above lot 14 with the Southeasterly right of way line of the existing county road (formerly Pend Oreille State Highway; Thence Southeasterly along that Southwesterly sideline of above lot 14, a distance of 82.75 feet to a point; Thence North 25°45’ East about 50 feet to an intersection with the Northeasterly sideline of above lot 14; Thence Northwesterly along that Northeasterly sideline about 80 feet to an intersection with above Southeasterly right of way line of above county road; Thence Southwesterly along above Southeasterly right of way line of above county road about 50 feet to the point of beginning, being in Pend Oreille County, Washington. Carried on the County Assessors Tax Rolls as Lot 14A. Together with a perpetual easement over existing private roads for ingress to and egress from the county road to and from the above described property. Together with a perpetual easement over and across the northerly 20 feet of Lot 11 of above Diamond Lake Cottage Sites for access to and from above part of above lot 14 of Diamond Lake Cottage Sites to and from the beach of Diamond Lake which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated October 22, 2009, recorded October 28, 2009, under Auditor’s File No. 20090303450 records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Kelly L Bolding and James L Bolding, wife and husband, as Grantor, to Frontier Title and Escrow Company, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Banner Bank and its successors and assigns as beneficiary. Said Deed of Trust was assigned on February 3, 2012 to Banner Bank by an instrument recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20120310950; on March 2, 2012. The sale will be made without any warranty concerning the title to, or the condition of the property. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: i) Failure to pay the following amounts, now in arrears: Delinqnent Monthly Payments Due from 6/1120 II through 4/112012: 1 payment(s) at $1251.88 10 payment(s) at $1233.81 Total: 13,589.98 Late Charges: 11 late charge(s) at $44.71 for each monthly payment not made within 15 days of its due date Total Late Charges 491.81 Pre-Paid Legal Fees 865.47 Inspections 369.50 TOTAL DEFAULT $15,316.76 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $155,233.46, together with interest from May 1, 2011 as provided in the note or other instrument, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on July 27,2012. The payments, late charges, or other defaults

must be cured by July 16, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before July 16, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, or other defaults, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after July 16, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address( es): See ‘Mailing List’ attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference Kelly L. Bolding 1236 South Shore Rd Newport, WA 99156 James L. Bolding 1236 South Shore Rd Newport, WA 99156 Kelly L. Bolding 5704 W. Old Fort Drive Spokane, WA 99208 James L. Bolding 5704 W. Old Fort Drive Spokane, WA 99208 by both first class and certified mail on March 15, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on March 16, 2012, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason, the submitted bid will be forthwith returned without interest and the bidder will have no right to purchase the property. Recovery of the bid amount without interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s recourse against the Trustee and/or the Beneficiary. XI. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY THIS DEED OF TRUST: (1) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustee’s Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and costs. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 27, 2012 BISHOP, WHITE, MARSHALL & WEIBEL, P.S, Successor Trustee /S/ William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 Published in The Newport Miner June 27 and July 18, 2012

Great print materials get you noticed! Our staff of industry professionals offers state-of-the-art printing equipment, fast, accurate quotes, dependable high-quality results and unbeatable customer service.

Printing & Design at the Miner (509) 447-2433 • 421 S. Spokane Ave • Newport


| JULY 18, 2012


Gaspar DeWayne Cunningham


Gaspar DeWayne Cunningham was born June 5 at 9:07 p.m. to Dawn and Gaspar Cunningham of Newport. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Ragsdale.

of Newport. She weighed 6 pounds, and measured 18 inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Kraus. She joins brother Isiah, sister Kellyesse and brother David Daniels Jr. Maternal grandparents are Kelly and Christina Cook, and paternal grandparents are William and Beverly Daniels.

Inara Christina Daniels

Bentley L. W. Abbott



mie Reiner of Newport. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measured 20 inches long, delivered by Dr. Kersting at Newport Hospital. He joins brother Gavin. Maternal grandmother is Rose Marie Murphy and paternal grandfather is John R. Darrow.

ounces and measured 17 ¾ inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Ragsdale. She joins brothers Sage and Aries. Grandparents are Katia Dimitri and Paty Beech.

Lillyin Melany Jackson Lillyin Melany Jackson was born June 12 at 9:31 a.m. to Nakeesha Tower and Jonathon Jackson of Newport. She weighed 7 pounds, 11ounces and measured 21 ¼ inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Jones. She joins sister Katrina. Grandparents are Domino and Rebecca Tower and Steven Lehman and Kim Jackson.

Aiden Lee Miller

Aiden Lee Miller was born June 10 at 10:14 p.m. to Anita Inara Christina Daniels was Bentley L. W. Abbott was Miller and Jordan Persyn born June 6 at 10:39 p.m. to born June 7 at 1:10 p.m. of Newport. He weighed 5 Shawn and David Daniels to Keeta Abbott and Japounds, 6 ounces and measured 17 ½ inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Kraus. Maternal grandparents are Howard and Debra Coyle, and Darrell Miller, and the animal died, if a wolf was the paternal grandparents are FROM PAGE 1B predator and if compensation is Daniel Goering and Shelly the area known as The Wedge, warranted,” he said. “We also White. a triangular section of northern ask that landowners protect the Louise Patterson Stevens County between the site from disturbances and keep Kettle and Columbia rivers. scavengers away by covering the Louise Patterson was WDFW staff have had ongoing carcass with a tarp.” born June 10 at 11:14 p.m. discussions with ranchers about The wolf attack on the Diato Amanda Patterson of livestock lost in the wedge, and mond M Ranch livestock is the Newport. She weighed have set up remote cameras in third incident investigated in 6 pounds, 5 ounces and the area to detect wolf activity Washington since the state admeasured 20 ½ inches and confirm the pack’s existence. opted a Wolf Conservation and long, delivered at Newport “With the attacks at the DiaManagement Plan in December Hospital by Dr. Kraus. mond M Ranch this week, the 2011. Grandparents are Greg wedge area is now WDFW’s top The other two wolf attacks – in Patterson and Shiela wolf-trapping priority,” Pozzang- Okanogan and southern Stevens Marti. hera said. County – resulted in the loss of a Skylee Rain Pozzanghera urges ranchers calf and a sheep. who believe they have lost liveThe plan (available at http:// Dimitri stock to predation by any kind of Skylee Rain Dimitri was wild animal to contact WDFW gray_wolf/ ) addresses both reborn June 11 at 4:21 p.m. immediately at 1-877-933-9847. covery of the gray wolf, which is to Aubrey and Damian “The sooner we can investia state endangered species, and Dimitri of Newport. She gate the situation, the better our conflicts with livestock producweighed 4 pounds, 14 chances are of determining why ers.


|| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Children’s Arts Camp: 9 a.m. to Noon - Blanchard Community Center Diabetes Support Group: 10 a.m. - Newport Lutheran Church Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Summer Reading for Preschool through Age 10: 10:30-11 a.m. - Newport Library Weight Watchers: 11:30 a.m. to Noon Weigh in and Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Summer Reading for Age 10 and Up: Noon to 12:30 a.m. Newport Library Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. Priest River Free Methodist Church North Idaho Pattern Racers 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Supply, Oldtown Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River York Rite of Freemasonry: 6:30 p.m. - Spirit Lake Temple Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 7 p.m. - 508 Quail Loop, Newport THURSDAY, JULY 19 Joy in the Morning: 9-11 a.m. - Priest River Southern Baptist Church Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Children’s Arts Camp: 9 a.m. to Noon - Blanchard Community Center Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance: 11 a.m - Various Locations Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick StoryTime: 1 p.m. - Newport



Library After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Blanchard Book Talk: 5:30 p.m. - Blanchard Library Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Garden Clinic: 6-8 p.m. - Newport Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. - Newport FRIDAY, JULY 20 Motorcycle Drag Races: Oldtown Blanchard TOPS: 8-9:30 a.m. Blanchard Community Church Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Watercolor Basics and Beyond Class: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Master Chef Cooking Series: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Blancahrd Community Center RiverWriters Creative Writing Group: 11 a.m. - Priest River Library Lunch and Card Playing: 11:30 a.m. - Old Skookum Grange on LeClerc Road Tango Class: 4-6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord ‘Another Song’ Featuring Heidi Kuban: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theatre, Highway 211 Al-Anon Meeting: 7-8 p.m. - 220 Larch St., Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 SATURDAY, JULY 21 Motorcycle Drag Races: Oldtown Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Pend Oreille Valley Computer Club: 10 a.m. - Pend Oreille Valley Network in Newport Blanchard Art Group: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Free Summer Concert: 5-7 p.m. - Big City Park, Spirit Lake Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown ‘Another Song’ Featuring Heidi Kuban: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theatre, Highway 211 Bull-O-Rama: 7:30 p.m. - New-



Opal Joy Anderson was born June 18 at 3:41 p.m. to Jessica and Jeremy Anderson of Newport. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 ¾ inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Ragsdale. She joins sisters Breana and Kayla, brother Tristin and sister Sophia. Maternal grandparents are Clifford Endicott and Denise Varga, and paternal grandparents are Michael and Lynn Anderson.

Adriana Merci Dahlin Adriana Merci Dahlin was born June 28 at 7:18 p.m. to Teresa and Lukas Dahlin of Oldtown. She weighed 5 pounds, 7.5 ounces and measured 18 ¾ inches long, delivered by Dr. Ragsdale at Newport Hospital.


port Rodeo Grounds SUNDAY, JULY 22 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House MONDAY, JULY 23 Blanchard Community Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. - Blanchard Community Center Hospitality House Potluck: Noon - Hospitality House in Newport Blanchard Grange Potluck: 6:30 p.m. - Blanchard Grange Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick TUESDAY, JULY 24 Blanchard Spinners: Blanchard Community Center Priest River Book Talk: 10 a.m. - Priest River Library West Bonner Library Story Hour: 2:45 p.m. - West Bonner Library in Priest River Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Overeaters Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church, Newport, use back entrance Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church Spirit Lake Visions, Inc.: 7 p.m. - 5522 New Hampshire St., Spirit Lake


Opal Joy Anderson

Spirit Lake Lodge No. 57: 8 p.m. - Spirit Lake WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Children’s Arts Camp: 9 a.m. to Noon - Blanchard Community Center Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Summer Reading for Preschool through Age 10: 10:30-11 a.m. - Newport Library Weight Watchers: 11:30 a.m. to Noon Weigh in and Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Summer Reading for Age 10 and Up: Noon to 12:30 a.m. Newport Library Sacheen Ladies of the Lake: Noon - Various Locations, call President Maria Bullock at 509-998-4221 Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. Priest River Free Methodist Church Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208623-5626 for locations Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport




Lead Equipment Operator The Kalispel Tribe Natural Resources Department is looking for a lead equipment operator (foreman) for a stream channel reconstruction project in the Priest Lake area. This will be a 6-10 week temporary position. Minimum 5 years experience operating excavator, dozer, off-road articulated dump truck, skidsteer, etc. Responsible for construction site management. Instruct, train and oversee 3 additional operators, in the operation of all equipment. Salary DOE. See full announcement and apply online at




2012231 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO: BORROWER: GRANTOR: Donald W. Blincow and Denise L. Blincow Marilyn L. Blincow 401 S. Spokane Street 7501 Cerrito Rojo Newport, WA 99156 Rancho Cucamunga, CA 91730 Denise L. Blincow The Estate of Marilyn L. Blincow P. O. Box 1795 7501 Cerrito Rojo Newport, WA 99156 Rancho Cucamunga, CA 91730 Denise L. Blincow NOTICE ALSO SENT TO: 52 Trask Road Trustees of the Blincow Family Trust Newport, WA 99156 c/o Ryan D. Yahne OCCUPANTS: Winston & Cashatt Denise L. Blincow or current occupant 1900 Bank of America Center 401 S. Spokane Street 601 W. Riverside Ave Newport, WA 99156 Spokane, WA 99201 Successor Trustee: Lukins & Annis Beneficiary: Mountain West Bank Ref. No.: 2008 0296895, Pend Oreille County, Washington Auditor Abbrev. Legal: E 97’ LTS 1 & 4, B. 15 TALMADGE 1ST Tax Parcel No.: 463119510123 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24, ET SEQ. TO: BORROWER: GRANTOR: Donald W. Blincow and Denise L. Blincow Marilyn L. Blincow 401 S. Spokane Street 7501 Cerrito Rojo Newport, WA 99156 Rancho Cucamunga, CA 91730 Denise L. Blincow The Estate of Marilyn L. Blincow P. O. Box 1795 7501 Cerrito Rojo Newport, WA 99156 Rancho Cucamunga, CA 91730 Denise L. Blincow NOTICE ALSO SENT TO: 52 Trask Road Trustees of the Blincow Family Trust Newport, WA 99156 c/o Ryan D. Yahne OCCUPANTS: Winston & Cashatt Denise L. Blincow or current occupant 1900 Bank of America Center 401 S. Spokane Street 601 W. Riverside Ave Newport, WA 99156 Spokane, WA 99201 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will, on the 10th day of August, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at the main entrance to the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, 229 South Garden Avenue, in the city of Newport, state of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the county of Spokane, state of Washington, to wit: Lots 1 and 4, Block 15, TALMADGE ADDITION to the Town of Newport, according to the recorded plat thereof, Pend Oreille County, Washington, less the West 39’ thereof. The Real property or its address is commonly known as: 401 S. Spokane Street, Newport, WA 99156. Assessor’s Tax Parcel ID#: 463119 51 0123 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated March 31st, 2008, recorded April 3rd, 2008, under Auditor’s File No. 2008 0296895 records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Denise L. Blincow, as Grantor, to Frontier Title & Escrow Company, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mountain West Bank, as Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the said Deed of Trust. III. The default for which this foreclosure is made is as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Monthly Payments: Delinquent payments: $7,913.40 Late Charges: $1,171.95 Other Fees: Costs; Attorney Fees $3,280.00 Property Taxes 2011 – ½ 2012 plus penalties $1,897.68 TOTAL PAYMENTS AND LATE CHARGES: $14,263.03 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal of $165,061.96, together with interest as provided in the Note or other instrument secured from the 1st day of May, 2008, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by Statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 10th day of August, 2012 (90 days after posted). The default referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by the 30th day of July, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before the 30th day of July, 2012, (11 days before the sale date) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after the 30th day of July, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower, Grantor, the Guarantor(s), and Occupant(s) at the following address(es): TO: BORROWER: GRANTOR: Donald W. Blincow and Denise L. Blincow Marilyn L. Blincow 401 S. Spokane Street 7501 Cerrito Rojo Newport, WA 99156 Rancho Cucamunga, CA 91730 Denise L. Blincow The Estate of Marilyn L. Blincow P. O. Box 1795 7501 Cerrito Rojo Newport, WA 99156 Rancho Cucamunga, CA 91730 Denise L. Blincow NOTICE ALSO SENT TO: 52 Trask Road Trustees of the Blincow Family Trust Newport, WA 99156 c/o Ryan D. Yahne OCCUPANTS: Winston & Cashatt Denise L. Blincow or current occupant 1900 Bank of America Center 401 S. Spokane Street 601 W. Riverside Ave Newport, WA 99156 Spokane, WA 99201 by both first class and certified mail on the 6th day of April, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above on the 9th day of April, 2012, and the Trustee has in his possession proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address is set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through, or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s Sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale, the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060 DATED: 10th day of May, 2012. LUKINS & ANNIS, P.S. /s/ Trevor R. Pincock, Trustee Address: 1600 Washington Trust Financial Center 717 West Sprague Avenue Spokane, Washington 99201-0466 Telephone: (509) 455-9555 Published in The Newport Miner July 18 and August 1, 2012 (24, 26)

The Newport Miner Newspaper - July 18, 2012  

The Newport Miner Newspaper

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you