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THE VOICE OF PEND OREILLE COUNT Y SINCE 1901

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Volume 110, Number 28 | 2 Sections, 16 Pages

Incumbents win primary elections

BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Incumbents won all three of the positions up for grabs in the primary election, which concluded Tuesday, Aug. 6. Two of the three winning candidates were appointed to their positions after office holders resigned.

Because of a rule change this year, Mike Manus and Mark Zorica ran in the primary for the District 2 seat on the county commission even though there were only two vying for Zorica Manus

the position and both will move on to the general election in November. Both are Republicans. Manus was appointed to the position last year and is currently chair- Smith Dansel

man of the county commission. Zorica is a Newport City Councilman. Manus outpolled Zorica 486-307. “I am very happy with the results,” Manus said. “It showed people think we are doing a good job.” Zorica said election night wasn’t a surprise. “It went as I thought it would go, it was close,” Zorica said. “I am very optimistic

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and driven at this point. I know my direction.” In the primary, District 2 commissioner candidates were only voted on by people who live in District 2, which includes Newport. In the general election, the whole county will vote for commissioner. The winner of the general election will SEE ELECTION, 2A

Pend Oreille County fair is a hidden treasure chest BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

CUSICK – The Pend Oreille County Fair opens Thursday, Aug. 15, at noon at the county fairgrounds in Cusick. This year’s theme is “Treasure Chest of the County’s Best,” where purple, black and silver will adorn almost everything that has to do with the four-day event. Ushered in with the fair is the Cusick Rodeo and the 2013 Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Courtney Montgomery. Admission to the fair is $6 for those 13 years and older and $2 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger get in for free. Admission gets you a fair button, good for all four days of the fair. Fair hours are Thursday, Aug. 15 from noon to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Cusick Rodeo, sanctioned by Pro-West, will start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. See story on 2B. Sunday events start at 9 a.m. with the slack contestants and continues at 1:30 p.m. until the events are finished. Admission to the rodeo with a fair button is $6 for those 13 years and older and $2 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and younger are free. Parking is free to anyone attending the fair. There is no special designated parking except for handicap spaces and for board members. Starting Sunday, Aug. 11, through Monday, Aug. 19, no camping fees will be charged to campers. There will be a $15 fee for hookup to water and electricity. Anyone staying in the campground must register at the office for safety reasons. The fair officially opens at noon Thursday, Aug. 15, to all day

entertainment by the Super Science Show’s Professor Bamboozle. Animal fittings and showings for rabbits, camelids and beef will take place throughout the afternoon. From 1-3 p.m. in the Fleece and Fiber Building, guests can decorate and learn to use a drop spindle. Evening entertainment includes Tommy Petrie from 7-9 p.m. and this closes the first night of the event. Friday at 9 a.m. the gates open for a day filled with more animal fittings and showings. All day events include Professor Bamboozle and handspinning in fleece classes. The dog show starts at 9 a.m. followed by a rooster crowing contest at 9:30 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon, people can learn to weave a wall hanging and enter into the apple pie and monster cookie contest. The judging for

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Relaying for cancer research Sixteen teams kicked off the 2013 Pend Oreille Valley Relay for Life at Newport High School Friday night. The 157 participants raised more than $16,000 for the American Cancer Society. Pictured here is the Soroptimist Happy Footers, who raised $166. The top money raising team was the NCH Hope Helpers, from Newport Hospital and Health Services, who raised $2,854.

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Lowering street helps driver visibility

Parks board hopeful for grant money

BY DESIREÉ HOOD

BY DESIREÉ HOOD

OF THE MINER

OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The city of Newport’s ongoing street improvement efforts hit Spruce Street hard this summer, an arterial that runs through town. Part of the work included dropping the street two feet. After 12 years of work, Half Moon Construction has set a date for finishing the Spruce Street construction project’s final phase as the first week of September. “They are actually moving along quickly,” Nickole Schutte, Newport clerk treasurer, said. “We were trying to get it done before school starts.” The project started 12 years ago at the corner of Highway 2 and Calispel Avenue. New sidewalks and curbs were built along Calispel Avenue. Spruce Street has seen the most work done, as the street was lowered by more than two feet at a bad intersection so the visibility for drivers is better. Also added is a new water and sewer line. The sidewalks

NEWPORT – The Master Plan for Pend Oreille County parks and recreational activities for the next six years will be discussed at four town hall meetings by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, starting Aug. 19 in Newport. The four meetings will be Monday, Aug. 19 in Newport

at the PUD Building, Tuesday, as possible for people to attend,” Aug. 20 at the said Mike Lithgow, Sacheen Fire Stadirector of the tion, Wednesday, W H AT ’S N E X T: county’s ComAug. 21 at the TOWN HALL MEETINGS are munity DevelopCusick Commuset for Aug. 19 in Newport, ment Department. nity Center and Aug. 20 at Sacheen Lake, “There are projThursday, Aug. Aug. 21 in Cusick and Aug. ects going county 22 at the Ione 22 in Ione. wide.” Community CenLithgow said ter. All meetings start at 6 p.m. these meetings are to discuss “We have such a long county so we wanted to make it as easy SEE GRANT, 2A

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Dave North with Half Moon Construction points to the old height of the street. Also being added are new sidewalks and curbs.

and repaving will complete the final steps of the project that has taken more than a decade to complete. “It is a complete rebuilding of the street,” city administrator Ray King

said. “We changed the sightline of it. We actually dropped it two feet.” The project will cost $1,028,956. SEE STREET, 2A

|| McMorris Rodgers coming to Newport NEWPORT – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is coming to Newport Thursday, Aug. 15. She is meeting with Pend Oreille County and Pend Oreille Public Utility District commissioners in the morning and then will host a “Coffee with Cathy” session at the PUD building in Newport. The town hall-style meeting will be at noon. The PUD is located at 130 N. Washington, in downtown Newport.

Man killed in go-cart collision NEWPORT – A 25-year-old Newport man died after the go-cart he was driving ran out on the road and he was struck by another vehicle Friday afternoon, Aug. 9. Trevor M. Miller was going too fast down a private

All funding in place for Oldtown water-sewer project BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

OLDTOWN – The project many are waiting to watch is set to begin next week, when contractors begin boring under the Pend Oreille River to expand

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driveway, when the go-cart jumped a log and entered Coyote Trail Road, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol. It was then struck by a 2004 Ford Excursion driven by Douglas Culver, 64, of Newport, who was driving east on Coyote Trail Road, about six miles west of Newport. Miller, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the go-cart. Miller was taken to the Newport Hospital, where he died from injuries. Culver was not injured. The WSP said excessive speed was the reason for the collision.

Sentencing postponed for murderer SANDPOINT – The sentencing of a Priest River man who killed his wife, Jennifer Swanson, and their unborn child with an ice pick while she lay in bed is

the city of Oldtown’s water and sewer system. Funding for the major expansion of utilities to the newly annexed portion of town on the east side of the river is also in place, according to city clerk Sheila Gormley. The city got word last week that $400,000 of SEE OLDTOWN, 7A

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postponed because his public defender resigned for health reasons. Jeremy Swanson, who was 27 when he killed his wife in December 2012, was represented by Isabella Robertson. A new attorney, Janet K. Whitney, was appointed to the case Monday, Aug. 5. Swanson was to be sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 6. A new hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. Swanson pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in April. He was to be sentenced June but the prosecutor and defense agreed to delay it so that Swanson could undergo testing to see if he had a brain injury that affected his actions. The results of that testing may influence his sentencing. Swanson stabbed his wife to death with an ice pick

and kitchen knife when she was about 15 weeks pregnant. Their 20-month-old daughter was also in the house at the time, but was not physically harmed. Swanson turned himself in to law enforcement, calling 911 to report the crime. Investigation showed he had researched how to kill someone with an ice pick, showing premeditation, which warrants first-degree murder.

Hospital board won’t meet in August NEWPORT – The board that operates Newport Hospital and Health Services will not meet in August due to lack of a quorum. The next meeting of the Pend Oreille Public Hospital District No. 1 board of commissioners is set for Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Sandifur meeting room in the basement of the hospital.

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OLDTOWN – The water in Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River in Idaho will not be drawn down earlier than normal, announced the Lakes Commission this week. Drawdown will begin Sept. 15, as usual. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is determining affects on downstream temperatures and is not yet ready to run any tests this fall. The Corps will attend the next Lakes Commission meeting to report on the project. The Corps may do some work on Albeni Falls Dam around the second week in September that may necessitate drawing down the water up to 5 inches. The Lakes Commission was formed in part to help manage the lake level on Lake Pend Oreille. The Albeni Falls Dam,

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dam can manage the summer level after the high flows. The summer lake level is typically reached by the Fourth of July. The winter lake level is decided in the fall to be either 2,056 feet or 2,051 feet above sea level. The lake level remains close to 2,055.5 feet on high water years. The 2,056-foot level allows easier winter recreational access to the lake and it was once hypothesized that it could be beneficial for spawning kokanee. Low water years can be beneficial for control of Eurasian watermilfoil, which is an abundant invasive aquatic weed in the lake and river. As of the winter of 2011-12, the lake level can fluctuate from 2,051 feet to 2,056 feet on low water years to allow for increased power generation.

ELECTION | Fire district race unusual FROM PAGE 1

have to stand for election in 2014 for a regular four-year term. The same is true of the race for 7th District state senator. John Smith was appointed to the position after Bob Morton stepped down. Smith, a Republican, handily won the primary, outpolling fellow Republicans Brian Dansel and Mike Brunson district wide, as well as in Pend Oreille County. Smith received 1,094 votes in Pend Oreille County. Brunson got 536 votes and Dansel 402 votes in the county. The 7th Legislative District includes Pend Oreille, Stevens, Lincoln and Ferry counties, as well as part of Spokane and Okanogan counties. Smith won the district wide race, receiving 8,655 votes. Dansel came in second with 4,996 votes. Dansel will move on to the general election. Brunson, who received 3,626 votes district wide, was eliminated. Smith was happy with the

win. He said it showed he has the right message. “I think people are ready for a positive message,” Smith said. “I think people are tired of politicians beating up on ourselves.” Dansel, a Ferry County Commissioner, said that he will make more appearances in all the counties around the district. “We have to get more votes in the general,” he said. He predicted the race will come down to the wire. Dansel says that he is at a disadvantage in fundraising. “It’s hard to compete against that much money,” he said. Smith has raised about $65,000 through Aug. 8, compared to about $12,000 raised by the Dansel campaign. The Fire District 2 non partisan race for the commissioner 1 position had an unusual outcome. The person who received the most votes, Rick Stone, has declared he will not serve. Stone, a sitting commissioner, resigned the position before the election and tried to get his name taken off the ballot.

Stone did not want to fill out the financial disclosure forms required of candidates in jurisdictions with more than 1,000 voters. Four years ago Initiative 276 was passed requiring the financial disclosure forms, which serve as conflict of interest forms, says Laurie Anderson of the state Public Disclosure Commission. Fire District 2, which serves the north end of Pend Oreille County, has 1,007 voters, she said. Stone said the public disclosure form is too intrusive and declined to file it. Instead he filed a form saying he would not serve. Stone received 152 votes. Jon Carman received 112 votes and Susan Cona received 51 votes. Regardless of Stone’s declaration not to serve, he and Carman will advance to the general election. The off-year election had a 26 percent turnout, according to elections supervisor Liz Krizenesky. All but 10 ballots have been counted, she said. The election will be certified Aug. 20.

GRANT | Board updates list regularly FROM PAGE 1

the Parks and Recreation Master Plan that was recently finished. The six-year plan shows the projects that the board is hopeful to get completed during those years. The board must update this list every few years and only projects on the list will be considered for grant money from the state or government. After seven years, the board felt that it was time to look at the vision of the Pend Oreille County Park System. “The result was a complete list of objectives, goals and a series of implementation actions for the overall park system and each property,” the plan states. Once the plan is adopted locally, it is sent to the state for its funding process. “If you have an updated, current plan, you become eligible for grant money,” Lithgow said. Area residents will be given opportunities to discuss at the meetings what their visions are for recreation in Pend Oreille County. A question and answer session will also take place. During the summer months, the parks board has been conducting a survey online to find

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located in Oldtown, controls the top 11 feet of Lake Pend Oreille, and in turn, the Pend Oreille River. Albeni Falls Dam is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and power generated from the dam is marketed by the Bonneville Power Administration. The top 11 feet of the lake is used as a reservoir and can be manipulated with certain restrictions for power generation and flood control. The summer lake level is generally held at 2,062 feet above sea level. Albeni Falls cannot allow the level to go above 2,056 feet before April 30 and it has typically been held there until mid-September when it begins to lower to its winter level. Most years, the spring runoff controls the lake levels through May and June and then the

out what the people of the county reation Advisory Board that are want to see implemented for used to give direction for the Pend recreational activities. The results Oreille County Park System. will be discussed at the meetings. Section four, Demands and The Master Plan consists of five Needs Assessment, looks into different sections. federal and state recreational and Section one, Pend Oreille demographic trends. The results County, describes the county. It of local surveys, town hall meetgoes into detail on the location, ings and other sources of input topography, history and people of can also be found in this section. the area. Section five, Implementation, Secprovides intion two, “With our minimal resources, we formation and Parks and like to try to get the match from projections on Recreation the existing Planning, the state. We can do more than we and potential explains could with just our own money.” revenue and the need expenditures. for the Guidelines for Mike Lithgow plan, the Director, Community Development Department implementing planning the goals and process objectives are and how to use the plan. It listed as well. provides summaries of other Lithgow said that once the pubpertinent regional plans and sum- lic comment meetings are over, marizes past parks and recreation they will adopt the plan in about comprehensive plans. November. Section three, the Pend Oreille The state will look over the plan County Park System, talks about and Lithgow said the earliest any the existing and future park grant monies would be received is systems. It also gives information the spring of 2014. on regional recreation resource “With our minimal resources, agencies and organizations in we like to try to get the match the county. It outlines the goals, from the state,” Lithgow said. “We objectives, standards and policies can do more than we could with of the Pend Oreille Parks and Rec- just our own money.”

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Wednesday Thursday Hot and sunny

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SACHEEN LAKE – The Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District commissioners voted to reject all bids for their planned sewer system during their regular board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 7. “This will put construction on hold,” district chairman Gary Garrett said. Commissioners had hoped to begin construction this year and be finished by the end of 2014. He said he anticipates the project will be delayed 10 months to a year while additional funding is sought. Because the bids came in so much higher than the engineer’s estimate, Garret is optimistic the district will qualify for hardship funding from the state Department of Ecology. The total cost of the project had the bids been accepted would have been $12.028 million. That

includes more than $2 million for things like permitting, easements and land. Whether or not to even build a sewer system has been controversial for years. Critics say Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water Commissioners have not been forthright in their estimation of the costs associated with building a sewer system. They use the 388-lot figure to illustrate their point according to one critic. A $7.9 million system would need 465 people to pay the assessment to bring the assessment down to the $16,970, the figure district officials have used as what it would cost to hook into the system, the critic pointed out. Commissioners initially said there would be 388 lots within the Local Improvement District. But not all lots will be assessed. The cost would be shared by 316 landowners, not 388. “So this cost was never true, even SEE SACHEEN, 8A

STREET | Most funding comes from federal grants FROM PAGE 1

Most of the funding comes from federal grant money through the Washington State Department of Commerce, which covered $750,000. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a loan to the city to fund $208,000 for the water and sewer line upgrades that meet all the current standards. At the city council

meeting July 15, King said the water and sewer portion of the bid was higher than expected and asked for $47,956. The original amount from the city was more than $23,000 and with this $47,956, the total the city is contributing is $70,956. King said this will not affect the overall budget and this increase came from having to use a contractor with a higher bid. The third highest bid was chosen.

FAIR | Cookie contest Friday FROM PAGE 1

the apple pie and monster cookie competition is at 2 p.m. The cat show also starts at 2 p.m. where owners can showcase their furry friends. For the bakers in the crowd, there is cupcake decorating from 3-6 p.m. in the baking department. The pocket pet costume contest starts at 3 p.m. where small animals are dressed up and judged in their full attire. Entertainment for Friday evening starts at 6 p.m. and includes evening music by Dave King. Saturday, Aug. 17 is “tough enough to wear pink day,” to raise awareness for breast cancer. Opening at 9 a.m. to the Inland Empire Barrel Racing Association, riders delight the crowds competing until 2:30 p.m. All day events include Professor Bamboozle and handspinning demonstrations. The car show starts at 9 a.m. with registration and competition begins at 11 a.m. The Funny Bunny costume contest is at 11 a.m. as well. Cupcakes will be decorated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also huckleberry desserts are entered into a competition at noon. Judging for the cupcakes and huckleberry goodies will be at 2 p.m.

There will be a market animal sale at the fair at 3 p.m. Saturday. Poultry, rabbit, goats, sheep, beef and swine will be sold in order of placing, the top animal first. Proceeds from the sale help with the expense of raising the animals. Anyone can purchase animals. Entertainment by the Moses Wiley Band will start at 4:30 p.m. and will continue through the fair barbecue by Owen’s Catering at 5 p.m. The Cusick Rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Fair Family Dance with music from Dave King until 11 p.m. All day entertainment Sunday, Aug. 18 includes Professor Bamboozle and handspinning demonstrations. Starting at 9:30 a.m., Inspirational music will be played in the park. The Horse Parade of Champions starts at 12:30 p.m. in the Selkirk Ace Hardware Livestock arena. The rodeo continues at 1:30 p.m. in the rodeo arena. Fair advisors ask that only animals that have been vet inspected and are registered in the judging contests are allowed in the fairgrounds. Many other events are scheduled throughout the fair. For a full schedule of events, visit www.povn. com/POCOFAIR/index.htm.

History of the fair The Pend Oreille County Fair started in 1918 at the Davis Lake Grange Hall. During the Depression years of 1922-1930, no fair was held. However, in 1931, the fair resumed and was moved to a large barn and circus tent west of Cusick. By 1938, the fair had found the fairgrounds and several buildings and the rodeo was established. The highest attendance was set in 1946 with more than 6,000 people visiting the fairgrounds, and marked the first-ever fair queen, Miss Patty Brigham. Past exhibits included a 45-pound Hubbard squash and 26-pound banana squash from Johnny George of Metaline Falls.

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Tuesday Bright and sunny

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August High 6 85 7 90 8 91 9 94 10 94 11 89 12 93

Low Precip. 54 - 55 - 54 - 54 - 59 0.83” 61 0.03” 59 - Source: Albeni Falls Dam

L A ST Y E A R This week last year was hot. Highs were mostly in the 90s with one day reaching 97. Lows remained in the 50s and the region didn’t receive any rain.


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Man sentenced for burglary, firearms, theft charges

BR I E FLY Cusick holds freshman orientation CUSICK – The Cusick School District will hold a freshman orientation Thursday, Aug. 22, at the high school so incoming students can get a feel for their new surroundings. The orientation is for freshmen students and their families. The Panthers return to school a day before other Washington schools. The district has always started the day after Labor Day weekend, and this year is no different. Classes begin for the Panthers Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Gets 70 months, avoids more than 80 firearms charges BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

Calling homeschoolers, Newport wants you NEWPORT – The Newport School District wants to maintain a positive working relationship with families that home school their children, according to a news release from the district. The district’s Parent Partnership Program, a program that provides support for homeschoolers, is still accepting applications. Parents who intend to home school their youngsters are required to file a “Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-Based Instruction” within two weeks of the beginning of a semester each year with a local school district superintendent’s office. State law requires parents homeschool only their own children, according to the news release. A person with a valid teaching certificate needs to supervise if a parent has not earned 45 college level credit hours or completed a course in home-based instruction at a post-secondary institution. The superintendent of the local school district can also declare the parent sufficiently qualified to provide home based instruction. The district invites people to contact Newport School District Superintendent Dave Smith at 509-447-3167 for more information.

PUD changes meeting room name NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners changed the name of the Box Canyon Conference Room to the Newport Conference Room.PUD General Manager John Jordan said the name confuses people into thinking the room is located at Box Canyon Dam, more than 55 miles north of Newport. The board accepted the name change to Newport Conference Room Wednesday, July 31.

County hires outside counsel in Rosen firing NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County Prosecutor Tom Metzger hired Beth Kennar, an attorney specializing in labor law, to represent the county in its firing of former sheriff deputy Cory Rosen. The county doesn’t agree with the Civil Service Commission’s ruling that Rosen has the right to appeal his termination, despite having signed a last chance employment agreement in which he could be fired without right of appeal. Metzger said the county may appeal the ruling to Superior Court. Metzger said Kennar will be paid an hourly rate from his professional services budget. He anticipates it will be in the $250 an hour range.

Lenora Water and Sewer District solicits bids USK – The Lenora Water and Sewer District is seeking bids for construction of a 40 gallonper-minute oxidation filtration municipal water treatment system. Bids are due Sept. 10 and a pre-bid conference will be held Aug. 27. The district is seeking someone to supply and install treatment plant equipment in a new pump house building to be constructed by others through separate contracts with LWSD. They are looking for someone to handle coordination before, during and after construction, as well as system commissioning and start up. A complete description of project approach and requirements is provided in the project bidding documents.

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Sale helps ‘Neighbors in Need’ Micki Brass of Newport, left, looks over a backpack at the Pend Oreille Public Utility District’s Bake Sale/Yard Sale Friday, Aug. 9. The PUD raised more than $671 for Neighbors in Need, a program that helps people with their power bills. All unsold items were donated to Nacs Thrift Shop in Newport.

Riverbend power crossing overhead BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD) crews will be building new electric lines along LeClerc road to replace failing underwater lines that serve the Riverbend community. Work should start within the next two weeks and be completed by Dec. 31. PUD General Manager John Jordan said they currently have six underwater cable lines and three

of the lines have failed. “If one of the remaining three fails, we will no longer be able to serve the Riverbend community with three phase power,” Jordan said. Underwater replacement lines are very expensive, Jordan said. Because of this, they asked the Pend Oreille County Planning Commission for permission to replace the lines overhead. The commission was concerned with the appearance of the line being overhead and would not give

permission to replace the underground cable with overhead. “We ultimately decided to build north a few miles and connect to another overhead river crossing, then come back down the other side of the river to serve the community,” Jordan said. “It is cheaper than a direct underwater route.” The existing underwater connection is at the north end of River Bend Loop Road. The new wiring will run north two miles to the next river crossing.

Nenema sentenced for burglaries BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – There were tears and anger at the hearing of a man who was sentenced for burglarizing homes on Open Skies Road last December. James L. Nenema, 26, pleaded guilty to nine counts of residential burglary and one count of possession of stolen property July 25. He was sentenced to 36.75 months in prison in a drug offender sentencing alternative when he appeared before Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith Thursday, Aug. 8. He will get treatment for drug addiction while in prison and be on community custody another 37 months when he completes the prison

Newport grad is PUD’s Risk Manager NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille PUD hired Newport graduate Kim Gentle as its Enterprise Risk Manager. Following a recent retirement, the PUD restructured the open job to develop the Enterprise Risk Manager position. Gentle will be responsible for power scheduling, tracking, trading and marketing. Gentle She has more than 15 years experience in the energy industry, in both public and investor owned utilities. Past experience includes Clark Public Utilities, Shell Trading North America and Avista Energy. Gentle grew up in Newport and is excited to be able to move her family home, PUD General Manager John Jordan said. “Her skill set and experience made (Gentle) an excellent choice for this position,” said Jordan. “We are very happy to have her join our PUD team.”

sentence. Deputy prosecutor Jeremy Schmidt told Monasmith that he had been in contact with the burglary victims and some were in agreement with a DOSA sentence and others wanted the strongest possible sentence. He read from several written statements, most wanting maximum sentences and full restitution for their losses. Some burglary victims ad-

dressed the court and Nenema. “You violated us in the worst way,” Don Whistler said. He said that he saw both adult and children’s footprints in the snow outside his burglarized home. He said he wanted the fullest sentence possible and full restitution. Another woman said that she had brought a welcome basket SEE NENEMA, 5A

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NEWPORT – Richard Lee Smith, 24, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for residential burglary, theft of a firearm, first degree theft and unlawful possession of a firearm after pleading guilty when he appeared before Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith Thursday, Aug. 8. Prosecutors amended 89 counts of theft of firearms into the four charges. Smith had been charged with 40 counts of possession of stolen firearms and 40 counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. Deputy prosecutor Dolly Hunt told Monasmith that Smith had been implicated in the burglary by Sean Ponder, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in the May 2012 burglary of Richard Winterton’s home. Ponder was wavering back and forth on

whether he would testify, she said, so the charges were amended. Sentencing guidelines called for a sentence between 57-75 months. Hunt recommended a 60-month sentence. Winterton told Monasmith that he suffered nearly $200,000 in losses from the burglary. More than 40 guns were taken. Only two of the stolen guns were recovered. He said he worried what would have happened had his wife and kids been home when the burglary occurred. He urged Monasmith to go above the maximum sentence and sentence Smith to 40 years – one year for each stolen gun. Defense attorney Aaron Rasmussen told Monasmith that drugs played a role in the crime. Under the original charges, Smith was looking at the rest of his life in prison. The deal he and Hunt worked out was more proportional, considering Smith’s criminal history, a 2007 felony assault conviction. He also pointed out that getting a conviction on 89 counts SEE THEFT, 6A

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IONE – A one lane bridge located about 20 miles north of the Usk Bridge on LeClerc Creek Road is damaged and may have to be replaced, but for now county officials don’t have to close it or place weight restrictions on the bridge, according to Public Works Director Sam Castro. The wooden bridge was inspected by a state engineer, who determined that shifting weigh to the west side of the bridge would mitigate the damage. The bridge leads to a development with couple dozen homes, Castro said. County officials made plans to detour traffic around the bridge after the damage was discov-

ered last week but that turned out to be unnecessary. One of the bridge’s timbers is cracked and there are pockets of rot in the 1950s era bridge, Castro said. The bridge was likely weakened and damaged by traffic during a large timber sale on Forest Service land over the winter, he said. Castro said he will pursue a grant to pay for the bridge replacement. He estimates it will cost nearly $300,000 to replace the bridge. The bridge itself will cost about $75,000-$85,000 but renting a crane and the labor it will take to install the new bridge will bring the project closer to the $300,000 level. It is money for which Castro has not budgeted, but he his hopeful he will be able to get a $120,000 grant.

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ne of the best “rural life” experiences is the county fair. We don’t mean the giant county fairs in the big cities but the small, earthy fairs like the one this week in Cusick and next week in Sandpoint. We don’t think it is an experience that should be missed too often. They may not be around forever. Come to the fair and experience the real life experiences of the past and escape momentarily from the superficial electronic life of today. There are kids showing animals they raised with the sweet aroma of manure and oats. Pies and giant pumpkins along with quilts and canned beans make up the rest of the show. Around the fairgrounds are neighbors greeting neighbors and local entertainers showing their stuff. It’s just simple food, fun and candy for the eyes. Attend and show appreciation to the volunteers who work hard to make the community event happen. With budget cuts and competition from other forms of entertainment, they have to work harder than ever to put on a quality county fair. Another way to show support for the fair and the many young people that are learning the realities of life is to buy an animal. They have raised animals to show and sell at the fair. The animal sales are open to anyone. The purpose of the animal sale is to show support and recognition for the young person’s efforts to raise quality market animals. The bidding must begin at the market price of lambs, swine or beef before the auction. The amount of money bid above the market price is called “support” money. If your bid wins the animal, you have a choice of paying the total bid price and keeping the meat for your own use or of paying the support money only and turning the animal over to the Market Livestock Committee. The committee will then market the animal through normal marketing channels and the purchaser will pay the remaining balance on the animal (the market price). Don’t miss the animal sales and the fairs this year. --FJW

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The Pend Oreille County Fair is upon us and the Bonner County Fair is right around the corner. What is your favorite aspect of a county fair? The animals. It’s the only time I get to see farm animals up close. The food, of course. Nothing beats a deep fried elephant ear. Games and exhibits. It’s a great time to hang out and have fun. The competition. I enter my prized projects in the fair every year.

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|| Thank you for your support To the editor: I want to publicly thank all my supporters and all the voters who voted for me in the State Senator primary. Although we came close, we did not get through the primary. I want to publicly endorse Brian Dansel for State Senator. I will do everything I can to help Brian get elected. I have met Brian’s family and have seen the strong family ties. Brian has a three-year-track record as a Ferry County Commissioner and Brian is familiar with all the issues in the 7th District. Brian Dansel is the only candidate now with a vision and a stated plan for the voters. Again, I want to thank everyone for your support for me in the recent election. Please support Brian Dansel and please vote for Brian. That’s what I am going to do. -Mike Brunson Springdale

Health care act needs to be rewritten To the editor: Again I read in last week’s opinion page that the evil Republicans are at fault for what ever. Mr. Scobby said that the Republicans wanted to get rid of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Well for once he is right, and I as one of those Republicans, am proud to say that I would like to see this monstrosity be eliminated and that the Congress and Senate get together and enact a true, patient-centered reform that lowers cost and gives good health care. The ACA is so bad that even the unions and the government workers who pushed for this, now say that they can’t afford it

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and want a waiver. Mr. Obama has granted waivers (1,200 of them) to politically connected unions and businesses. Mr. Scobby, as far as the Republicans are concerned, they passed a bill in the House that would require all Congressmen and Senators and their staff, to follow all laws like everyone else, including the ACA. But the controlling Democrats in the Senate and the President said no. Just a few days ago, Mr. Obama and the Dems are having the government (us) help pay for the increased cost of premiums for the ACA for Congress the Senate and their employees. In other words the Democrat elites who passed the ACA without reading it says “we are a special class of people and you peons are to pay for our excesses, and do as we say not as we do.” I am sure there are some that will read this and say that I want children to die and poor people to not get health insurance. That is far from the truth. I just want it to be a good program, not the program that one Democrat who helped write it and now calls it a train wreck. We need to scrap this terrible bill and rewrite one that will help all Americans. -Richard Miller Newport

Government monitoring is intrusion, not safety To the editor: Any citizen who understands basic math and looks at the NSA data mining of private Internet and telephone use understands that the numbers don’t add up. Just consider the error rate associated

with trillions of private conversations and wonder how the government would be able to identify every terrorist communication. Look at the TSA and ask yourself why they didn’t detect the shoe and underwear bombs. Some number will always get through and that means that the cost and intrusion of these programs isn’t justified. Has the government been able to protect us from anything? Keep in mind that we must pay for any protection the government provides. Imagine a couple of mob shakedown guys showing up at your house with matches and gas cans saying they are going to protect your house from burning. You then give them $500 and hope they don’t burn down your home. Later they will return wanting more money. Look at the leaks of government secrets and then ask yourself if all government and contractor employees can be trusted with your private data. The possibilities of abuse are limitless. So you are thinking that you are pure and without any sin or vice in your life, but can any human really make the claim of “nothing to hide.” Could you really handle having everything you have done in your life displayed and discussed at your church? It’s not a matter of hiding but of personal privacy from unapproved government intrusion and abuse of your data. A basic understanding of math tells us that it’s not possible to find needles in haystacks 100 feet high and 500 feet wide. We can only conclude that the intrusion is to control and regulate the people. The fear of disclosure is real and a powerful means of political control. -Pete Scobby Newport

Political courage and a president’s legacy At a time when too many politicians are obsessed with their poll numbers and their legacy, Pew Research says Gerald Ford will go down in history as just an “average” president. An “average” ratGUEST ing would OPINION devastate most elected DON C. officials, yet BRUNELL that wouldn’t ASSOCIATION OF haunt the WASHINGTON 37th presiBUSINESS PRESIDENT dent. Far from your “average” leader, Ford was willing to suffer defeat to do what he believed was best for our nation. Much of Ford’s public image was reshaped when he pardoned Richard Nixon one month after Nixon resigned. One of the nation’s most vilified presidents, Nixon was about to be impeached for his role in the Watergate break-in. Pardoning Nixon touched off a national firestorm. Ford, the

well-liked and respected House minority leader, immediately became one of the nation’s most despised politicians. Ford reasoned that America needed to get Nixon’s impeachment behind us. It was allconsuming. So, risking public backlash, he granted Nixon a full, free and absolute pardon, declaring, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy immediately condemned Ford for the Nixon pardon but later became convinced that it was the right decision. Kennedy presented him with a Profile in Courage award, a family honor given to elected officials for decisions of conscience and principle. Ford’s presidential fortunes faded for other reasons. The biggest domestic crisis he faced as president was the financial default of New York City in 1975. For eight months, our most populous city stood on the brink of bankruptcy because city leaders had habitually spent more than they took in. When Ford refused a federal bailout, the New York Daily News headline read, “Ford

to City: Drop Dead.” He was willing to give the city federal loan guarantees, but only after its leaders had tidied up their financial house. Many believe the bailout battle cost Ford his election because he needed New York’s 41 electoral votes to win. Today, in Ford’s home state of Michigan, a similar drama is playing out. Detroit has declared bankruptcy. With a debt approaching $20 billion, it is the largest U.S. city in history to file for Chapter 9. Like New York, Detroit’s elected officials spent more than they took in. Generous public pensions were never fully funded. Officials hiked taxes to bring in more revenue, then hiked them again when businesses and workers moved out. A bustling city of 1.8 million in 1950, much of Detroit now looks like a bombed-out ruin. The New York Times called Detroit, “home to 700,000 people, as well as to tens of thousands of abandoned buildings, vacant lots and unlit streets.” In March, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Kevyn Orr as emergency manager

of the city. After a four-month review of the city’s finances, including painstaking negotiations with bondholders, creditors and union employees, Orr and Snyder concluded that bankruptcy was the only option to rescue the failing municipality. They filed bankruptcy papers on July 18, just minutes before lawyers from the unions filed papers to stop the bankruptcy. The issue is whether a federal bankruptcy court can reduce future pension benefits for city workers, something that is currently prohibited by the state constitution. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, a majority of Democrats believe the federal government should bail out Detroit, but an even larger majority of Americans oppose a bailout. How Detroit, the state of Michigan, Congress and President Obama handle the city’s financial crisis will set a precedent for how other cities and states deal with their failing finances and underfunded pensions. They would be wise to take a page from Gerald Ford and make the tough decisions, regardless of the impact on their poll ratings or their legacy.


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Fair season is here: Win the blue ribbon for health and safety Keep the visit fun and avoid illnesses spread by animals

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Grinding away summer A local teenager grinds the rail at the skate park in Newport Friday, Aug. 9. The skate park is located in Newport City Park and open to bicycles, skateboards and skates.

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when Nenema moved into the neighborhood. “What you didn’t realize was that I just lost my husband,” she said. Although Nenema broke into her house and took things, she said she hoped the entire experience with the criminal justice system will make him a better parent. “I don’t hate you,” she said. “You could have been my child. But you do have to be punished.” Others spoke on behalf of Nenema. His father, James Nenema Sr., said that his heart went out to the victims. He said in the last two and a half years he saw his son’s life spiral out of control. “I hope everyone shows compassion,” he said. Dave Anderson said Nenema was his stepson and that he had lived with him from fifth grade until he graduated high school. Anderson apologized to the victims.

“Let’s not put him away so long he can’t spend time with his kids,” Anderson said. Nenema apologized to the victims. “I know what I did was wrong,” he said. He said he didn’t know the hold meth had on him. “I want to start a better life,” he said. Monasmith said that, as Nenema heard from the victims, property crimes were serious. “They can have as much impact (on the victims) as violent crime,” he said. He said that the DOSA was appropriate. “The clear cause of this is untreated addiction,” Monasmith said. He said accepting responsibility by pleading guilty is a good first step. He warned Nenema that this is his last chance. “If you ever burglarize anyone again, you’ll go to prison for 10 years,” he said. In addition to the DOSA, Nenema is to pay $1,050 in fees. A restitution hearing is set for Oct. 3.

OLYMPIA – Hanging out with the goats, poultry, and cows can be the highlight of any trip to the local fair. Yet fair animals can also spread certain diseases. With this week’s Pend Oreille County Fair and next week’s Bonner County Fair, the Washington Department of Health is advising fairgoers on how to stay healthy among the livestock. “Going to see the animals at the fair is a treasured tradition for many families,” said Ron Wohrle, public health veterinarian for the Department of Health. “But even healthy animals can spread E. coli and Salmonella bacteria to people, which can make them sick. By following some basic safety tips you can enjoy the animals at the fair and stay healthy.” Many kinds of animals can carry dangerous bacteria and viruses. The germs can be in their saliva, on their coats, and on surfaces contaminated by their waste. People can pick up those germs when they touch the animals or their surroundings. Most get sick by putting their hands on a contaminated object in their mouth or nose. An estimated half-million people in the U.S. get sick every year

because of a visit to animals at a fair, petting zoo, or other exhibit. Washington rules require signs warning people of the health risks, along with hand washing or sanitization stations near animal exhibits. Pregnant women, older adults, kids under five, and anyone who has an underlying illness should be especially careful to follow posted precautions. Washing hands with running water and soap is the best way to avoid getting sick. It’s especially important after touching animals or their surroundings and before eating or drinking. Children under five should be watched at all times while they visit animals to make sure they don’t put their hands or objects, like a pacifier, in their mouth while interacting with animals. Stroller wheels can also pick up germs from animal areas and have been tied to illnesses in the past. Call your health care provider immediately if someone in your family becomes sick after coming in contact with animals. The Department of Health investigates cases and outbreaks of animal-related illnesses and works to make sure that places where animals are displayed follow state regulations. Information on staying healthy around animals is available online.

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would have been difficult. Smith apologized for the crimes. “I’m truly sorry,� he said. He said he was a drug addict. “Meth is a hell of a drug and it takes over lives,� he said. Monasmith did not go along with the plea bargain. “I have a hard time with the state’s recommendation,� Monasmith said. “The prosecutor’s and attorney’s recommendations are a little too lenient.� Instead of 60 months, he sentenced Smith to spend 70 months

Free preschool screening at Selkirk in prison. Smith was sentenced to 17 months for residential burglary, 34 months for theft of a firearm, 12 months for first-degree theft and 36 months for unlawful possession of a firearm. Because of Smith’s prior felony conviction, he was prohibited from possessing firearms. Smith must serve the 36- and 34-month sentences consecutively. The rest can be served concurrently. In addition, Smith will pay $850 in fees. The amount to be paid for his public defender and restitution will be decided later.

IONE – If parents suspect their child has a disability or would like to have children ages 3-5 years old screened for preschool, the Selkirk School District will do it for free Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Screenings include testing for hearing, vision, speech, language, general knowledge and

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Treavor M. Miller of Newport passed away Friday, Aug. 9 in Newport at the age of 25. A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at noon at the Newport Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Treavor Miller Memorial Fund c/o Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union. Sherman-Knapp Funeral

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 Pend Oreille County Fair: Fairgrounds, Cusick Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Thrivent Food Distribution: 10 a.m. to Noon - American Lutheran Church, 332801 Highway 2 Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newport, 402 S. Washington Ave. Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance: 11 a.m - Various Locations Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. - House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown Blanchard Book Talk: 5:30 p.m. Blanchard Library Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. - Newport

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Pend Oreille County Fair: Fairgrounds, Cusick Inland NW Vintage Trailer Campout: Newport Rodeo Grounds Oil Painting Class: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Create Arts Center PRM-Advocates for Women: 9:30-11 a.m. - Cornerstone Mall, Oldtown Watercolor Basics and Beyond Class: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport ‘Lunch with Art’: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kelly Park, Newport Museum Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newport, 402 S. Washington Ave. Story Time: 11 a.m. - Newport Library RiverWriters Creative Writing Group: 11 a.m. - Priest River Library Dance Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Davis Lake Grange: 6 p.m. - Davis Lake Grange The Coffey Twins 50s and 60s Rock ‘N Roll Show: 6:30 p.m. Circle Moon Theater Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-946-6131 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - Priest River VFW

motor skills. The district conducts the childfind activities for children ages 0-21 annually. The services are free to children in this age group. Screening of 3-5 year olds may take an hour to complete. For more information, contact Erin Kinney at 509-446-3325.

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Ione plans transportation for the future BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

IONE – The Ione City Council approved a list of roadwork projects to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), so grant money may come from the state to make some of the needed improvements. Funding for roadwork and transportation projects usually comes from grants. In order to get grant funding, projects must be laid out in a STIP report. Only projects listed have the possibility of completion through grant money. There are many projects on the list and Sandy Hutchinson, clerk treasurer, said that these projects are not guaranteed to be completed because they made the list. She said that the projects listed need to be done, need grant money

to finish and can only receive the grant money if they are on the STIP report. The STIP report lists these projects for consideration of grant money for 2014-2019: • Main Street from First Avenue to the park for sidewalks for $32,000 • Blackwell from First Avenue to Second Avenue for sidewalks for $39,000, • Main Street from State Route 31 to First Avenue for stabilizing and surfacing for $65,000, • Hambrook from Second Avenue to Central for $97,000 • Railroad Avenue from Main Street to Blackwell for stabilizing and surfacing for $97,000, • Blackwell from Second to Railroad for stabilizing, surfacing and sidewalks for $455,000,

• Houghton Street from First to Second Avenue for stabilizing, surfacing and sidewalks for $227,000, • West Houghton Street from Eighth to Tenth for stabilizing and surfacing for $162,000, • The park main road and parking lot repaving for $377,000, • First Avenue from Blackwell to Houghton for overlay and sidewalks for $195,000, • Houghton Street from Eighth to Railroad for overlay and sidewalks for $175,000, • Grinnell Street from Sixth Avenue to Ninth Avenue for stabilizing and surfacing in two parts for a total of $260,000. Hutchinson said that these projects are not guaranteed grant money and they may not all happen during this six-year window of time.

Metaline Falls water rates increase METALINE FALLS – The town of Metaline Falls will see a $4 increase to their monthly water bills starting Nov. 1. The $4 increase will affect residential customers in the town. The rates for residential customers in town increased from $60 to $64 in December 2012. Now they increase again to $68 on Nov. 1. The commercial increase will

go from $0.0055 per gallon to $0.0085 per gallon on Nov. 1. Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD) Water Systems Manager Mark Scott said both increases are from a decrease in customers in the area and because the operating and maintenance (O&M) costs have increased for the area. “It is just a combination of

things,” Scott said. “It is expensive to operate a water treatment plant because of all the regulations.” Most of the other PUD water systems are wells and they are cheaper to maintain, Scott said. “Most of the other systems are wells so their O&M costs are very stable,” Scott said. “They are not as labor intensive as the Metaline Falls system.”

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a loan will be forgiven by the Environmental Protection Agency. The loan is administered by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The city knew about $900,000 of that loan would be forgiven, meaning it won’t have to be paid back. The additional forgiveness is because the EPA found some funds hadn’t been spent at the end of the fiscal year. Those funds were divided up between qualifying projects statewide. Gormley said all phases of construction have begun, except for the tunneling under the river. That begins next week when the contractor starts bringing up equipment. Two 12-inch pipes will be drilled at depths between 25 and 80 feet under the Pend Oreille River – a distance of about 1,450 feet. One pipe will be for water, and the other will hold a 6-inch HDPE pressure sewer line. That project is expected to take

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about two months. The other four bid schedules are already underway: the drilling of two 117-foot wells, the construction of a 500,000-gallon steel water storage tank, construction of distribution lines and lift station, and the road leading to the tank and preping tank. Gormley said some projects are moving faster than others but everything is moving forward. Construction of the distribution lines is moving quickly, and pieces of the tank are expected soon. “It’s been quite a pull and of course we aren’t done yet,” Gormley said. A grant from the Army Corps of Engineers is also helping pay for the project. The DEQ loans are for the water portion of the project. The Corps approved a grant to help cover part of the sewer costs, which prompted DEQ to approve a loan for the rest of the sewer project. About 400 acres east of the

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Pend Oreille River was annexed into the city of Oldtown in 2009. The expansion area extends along Highway 2 and includes the Tri Pro Cedar mill, Albeni Buidling Supply, Ace Hardware and pasture land owned by the Ward family. To repay the loans for the project, in 2010 Oldtown voters approved bonds – up to $2.42 million for the water system and $1.31 million for sewer. Those are underwritten by the developers that make up the West Bonner Investment Co. Current ratepayers in Oldtown won’t be responsible for repaying the bonds. Developers front the cost of building infrastructure, and when the project is complete, the infrastructure becomes city property, and the URD refunds the developer for the project cost from the property tax money it collects over the next 20 to 30 years.

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METALINE FALLS – A 65-yearold pipe is being replaced near Metaline Falls by the Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD), paid for by a $900,000 grant to update the town’s drinking water system. The project started Aug. 6 and is expected done by November. The Safe Reliable Drinking Water grant will make water more reliable for the town of Metaline Falls. PUD Water Systems Manager Mark Scott said the current piping is five feet from a resident’s front porch and across another resident’s farm. The PUD is moving the pipe to run along Sullivan Lake Road in the county’s right of way.

“We want to move it out there where we can work on it in the utility right of way,” Scott said. This is the first time the PUD has ever used a slipline process in a water system upgrade. They are taking more than 4,000 feet of the old pipe and slipping a new pipe down the old pipe to redirect the water. Scott said this process is used so they do not have to dig up the pipe and this will save money. He said it will also help keep the Forest Service land from being disrupted as much as possible. Another 9,000 feet of piping will be put in along the edge of the Sullivan Lake Road and connecting to Grandview Flats. “This one (Grandview Flats) is constantly giving us trouble so we

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are glad to replace this,” Scott said. The project started by building a bypass pipe so the town will see no interruptions in its water service during the project. Working around the weather may cause challenges to the timeline, Scott said. However, he estimates that the project will be completed by the first part of November, regardless of weather. The $900,000 grant was issued by the Washington State Legislature in April 2012. Versatile Industries of Ione was awarded the contract. Scott said working with local businesses is good for the PUD and the area. “We have worked with them before and they do good work,” Scott said.

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before they went out to bid, as there was never that many hookups planned,” the anonymous critic wrote to The Miner in an email. “It was a number they used to make the project palatable and push ahead.” If the project were to go ahead with the current bids, assessments would have been closer to $38,000 a lot, the person wrote. Although there are 388 lots in the LID, a number of lots are unbuildable, so they were not assessed, said Kevin Koesel, the engineer who designed the system. Other lots were formally aggregated, meaning two or more lots were turned into one lot. As to why the bids came in so much higher than the estimates, Koesel said that one reason is that he could have been wrong. He said he used numbers from other sewer projects he has worked on, such as the West Bonner Sewer System. But the bids came in high-

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NEWPORT – Whitworth University students are studying everything from animal scat to beaver tree preferences at a piece of property near Newport in beautiful Scotia Valley. The Scotia Valley in south Pend Oreille County is made up of fish and birds, deer and elk, that sip from streams as the water flows through wooded hillsides and spills into the Little Spokane River. The 605-acre Verbrugge Environmental Center (VEC), just south of Newport, is near the headwaters of the Little Spokane River.

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Current Projects The VEC is currently being used to demonstrate how to conserve and restore the natural resources that the acreage offers. There are four year-round streams that flow 1,000 feet down forested hillsides into wetlands on the valley floor. There are 3,000 feet of winding riverfront and 15 acres of wetlands. Interim Dean of the Whitworth School of Education Barbara Sanders said current and past projects on the land include students of all ages. The Pend Oreille Conservation District works with Whitworth on preserving the land. Watershed Coordinator Andy Huddleston said they have just finished some work on the land repairing the riparian zones. They planted vegetation that is specific to the zone and added trees for shade. Other agencies helping with the conservation work include the National Resource Conservation Services, Washington State Department of Ecology and Washington Department of Natural Resources. An initial planting of trees and shrubs was added to the section of the Little Spokane River in 2009. “The ultimate goal through that would be shading the stream to improve water quality,” Huddleston said. The education that happens on the land includes measuring and comparing forest ecosystems at the site, checking the water quality and discharge data on the Little Spokane River. Efforts are underway to combine projects with other student groups that worked at the VEC to monitor the health of the stream. According to Whitworth, the students also performed an experiment to determine the browsing preference by beavers along the Little Spokane River. Students found that while beavers will eat willow and aspen trees, they seem to prefer aspen trees when available. Research continues on the land in a few different areas. There are long-term monitoring sites that watch seasonal changes in forest canopy and understory vegetation. Whitworth said these will be coupled with weather and soil moisture data to evaluate the response of the forest ecosystem to changes in environmental conditions. Other research is focusing on the larch casebearer moth, a pest to larch trees in the region. Whitworth faculty and students are also evaluating potential environmental factors that may lead to higher concentrations of casebearer infestations in larch

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are assisting the university archivist in studying journals written in the 1920s by a Verbrugge relaPast projects tive, who built the cabin that Gary Faculty and staff at Whitworth Verbrugge has been restoring on have taken many students to the the land. VEC to help restore the damage Sanders said a recent graduate that was caused during the late has been hired as an artist and is 20th century farming and logging preparing a portfolio of line drawmovements. The scarred land will ings of the VEC’s conifer species see more native plants reintroand the most common deciduous duced and the wetlands and fortrees. The artist is also working ests will be restored throughout on several drawings illustrating the next decade. the human history of the site, a “Most of the things we are confew showing the wider landscape centrating on right now are eduand a drawing of a bull moose. cation, research and conservaSeveral years ago, Whitworth tion,” said Grant Casady, assistant moved its 14-inch Celestron professor in Schmidtbiology. “I Cassegrain take classes W H AT ’S N E X T: Optical out there THERE WILL BE a tour of the property for Tube Asand do labs neighbors and community members led sembly (laboratory by Whitworth faculty, Friday, Aug. 30 from highclasses) with 2-4 p.m. The second annual Verbrugge powered Environmental Center Symposium will students telescope from Whitbe held this fall near the VEC. If you’d like to the land worth.” further details on this event, email Grant because it In 2008, Casady at gcasady@whitworth.edu. was thought Gary Vernights were brugge and Whitworth staff and darker and the sky less polluted students planted test plots of nafrom the lights of nearby Spokane. tive plants in the wetlands. Other However, Sanders said that this students helped install 54 bird was not the case. Pend Oreille boxes and two raptor perch posts. County has many rainy nights Students and faculty have visited and the faculty found that the to study animal scat for evidence clear nights were few and far of parasites and to conduct water between. Repairing the telescope quality studies on the river. The was also difficult, especially in the most visible project was in 2010 winter months, Sanders said. when more than 10,000 trees “The remote access did not work were planted at the VEC. as well as we had hoped,” Sanders Whitworth has had educational said. “For now, we are not utilizlessons for elementary students ing the telescope and are reviewto engage in hands-on science ing our longer term plans for its activities on the property during use on the property.” the summer. High school students from the The Verbrugge Family Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy have studied water Betty and Durand Verbrugge, quality at the headwaters of the with their son Gary, moved from Little Spokane River. Dakota City, Iowa, to the Scotia Biology students have conductValley in 1961, bringing them ed research projects on plant and closer to family that called the animal life. valley home since 1927. Durand History students at Whitworth served the U.S. Forest Service for

many years in their maintenance area. Betty was the Pend Oreille County Treasurer from 1973 to 1998. Their son Gary attended Whitworth for a year and a half before finishing his education at Pacific Lutheran University. Gary spent most of his career as a computer forensic specialist for the Social Security Administration. In 2008, the family and Whitworth worked together to place the 605-acre land in a conservation easement. The Verbrugges put a conservation easement on the property through Inland Northwest Land Trust, permanently preserving the property as a single parcel that cannot be subdivided and developed commercially. Gary Verbrugge wanted to ensure the property would be kept whole and not sold off as small five acre riverfront lots. He currently resides on the property and the VEC will change ownership upon Gary’s passing. When the land was entrusted to the college, there were stipulations in place. Students and faculty have to restore the land and study the impact that humans have on wildlife, to fulfill the dreams of Betty Verbrugge. The family created the trust and established a $1 million endowment fund for maintenance on the property and for future construction on a small field station for environmental studies and research. There will be a tour of the property for neighbors and community members led by Whitworth faculty, Friday, Aug. 30 from 2-4 p.m. The second annual Verbrugge Environmental Center Symposium will be held this fall near the VEC. If you’d like further details on this event, email Grant Casady at gcasady@whitworth.edu.

Two plants become one at workshop SANDPOINT – The University of Idaho is holding a Grafting Fruit Trees Workshop Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the UI Bonner County Extension office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., at the fairgrounds. Horticulture specialist Dr. Robert Tripepi from the university will present the workshop on grafting. Grafting consists of taking two kinds of fruit trees and putting them together. The cost of the workshop is $20 per person and covers the cost of materials. After Sept. 6, registration increases to $25. Certified UI

er for the Sacheen Lake project. Koesel said bidders were having a hard time getting subcontractors. Koesel said that when the $16,970 assessment number was first publicized there had not been a detailed design or even a map. For instance, when the system was designed, it turned out 270 pump stations were needed, not 100, as originally thought. The project was designed in two phases, but it wasn’t as simple as 50 percent of the costs in phase one and 50 percent in phase two, he said. The plan was to build two lagoon cells in phase one. But it made more sense to build three of the four lagoon cells in the first phase. That added cost. The district arranged to borrow $8.5 million from the Public Works Trust Fund and will have to provide a 5 percent match or $454,000. The district has five years from when the loan was signed in 2011 to complete the project, until December 2016.

Master Gardeners can register at no cost. To register for the workshop, contact the UI Extension office in

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The Explorer’s Club at Create Arts Center Corner 4th & Fea To register call Cynthia 509-671-1939

OLDTOWN AUTO SALES We buy clean used cars and RV’s. See our complete inventory online at www.oldtownautos.com. (51HB-tf) 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) DID YOU MISS IT? You won’t miss a thing when you subscribe to The Miner. Save $14.50 a year and receive it in your mail every Wednesday. (509) 447-2433.(47HB-altTF) OFFICE RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE 325 square feet plus shared hallway and bathroom. 28114 North Newport Highway, Chattaroy. $375 month. (509) 468-1242. (27HB-2) LUNCH WITH ART Kelly Park, Newport. Friday, August 16th, 10:00-6:00. Art, music, raffles, face painting! Pre-order lunch (509) 447-5948 or (208) 597-4754. $6.00 for pick up in park. (27HB-2p) FREE SEMINAR WILLS, TRUSTS AND AVOIDING PROBATE Thursday August 22nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Denise Stewart Law office, 301 South Washington Avenue, Suite A, Newport. Coffee and cookies provided. Call (509) 447-3242 to reserve as seating is limited. (27HB-3) 2ND ANNUAL DANCE UNDER THE STARS and Chili Cook Off. Downtown Newport behind Bank of America . August 17th, 4:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m. For chili cook off /booth rental, Kelly Rice (509) 475-5431. Proceeds go to children of Newport. (27HB-2) UPS AND FED-EX Did you know we had shipping store in Newport? Will help you with all your packing needs. All Faz’s Office Supplies, next to Hospitality House on Washington Avenue, Newport. (27HB-2p) CARPETS LOOSE? Have them restretched! Call Russ (509) 671-0937, Fellowship Builders. (27HB-2) BUILDING BEAUTIFUL decks with classy railings. Call Russ (509) 671-0937, Fellowship Builders. (27HB-2) FOR RENT 15 acre pasture with water, has barn. 12 miles outside Newport. Wanted: winter firewood. Disabled senior. Call evenings. (509) 9516396 (28) NAILS BY APRIL Located in Newport. Summer specials. Acrylic or gel set $30, Gelac manicure $20. (509) 671-0443. (28) 1986 VULCAN 750 Kawasaki motorcycle, 7,000 miles. Stored for years, good tires. $1,000 firm. (509) 981-8240. (28HB-2p) GARAGE SALE 9142 Coyote Trail Road, Newport. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., August 17th and 18th. Tools, sewing stuff, old Edison phono, shop smith saw, and lots of miscellaneous. Cash only. (28p)

GARAGE SALE 11 miles north of Newport off LeClerc road at Ponderay Shores. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. Items such as furniture, baby clothing, bicycles, tire spin balancer, air operated chain hoist, table saws and more. (28p) DIABETICS Do you like cake? I’ve developed a cake mix 1/8 slice 13 carbs. See me at Farmer’s Market or call (509) 447-5957. Ruth Calkins. (28HB-4) HUGE SALE 8:00 am Saturday August 17 - Sunday 18. Tools, camping and hunting gear, reloading equipment - lots brass, antiques. 7 miles north on highway 20. Levitch road, Newport, follow signs. (28) $100 REWARD for return of Bersa handgun (NQA) stolen 7/28- 07/31 near Newport on Highway 20. Or information leading to conviction. (509) 447-5916. (28) WANTED: YOUR OPINION ON PARKS AND RECREATION Don’t miss your chance to sound off on county parks and recreation issues. Four town hall meetings: Aug. 19 in Newport at the PUD Building; Aug. 20 at the Sacheen Fire Station; , Aug. 21 at the Cusick Community Center and Aug. 22 at the Ione Community Center. All meetings start at 6:00 p.m. (28) WANTED NEWPORT AREA Linux system administrator. Must be skilled at command line and familiar with computer hardware, web development skills are a plus. Please email resume to proposal@ waasi.com (28p) FREE KITTENS Darling clowns! 6 weeks, box trained, already hunting, tortoise shell girl, black boy with white spot, gray tabby boy. (509) 447-4124 and (509) 671-5531. (28) COLDWELL BANKER NORTH COUNTRY REALTY is seeking experienced real estate Agents licensed in Washington and/or Idaho. Experienced, motivated, full time agents to procure new business and work leads provided. Commission based, excellent commission split, please forward resume and a cover sheet with a brief introduction about yourself to: Paul Edgren, paul@ cbnorth.com (509) 447-2421. (28) STROLL FOR TREASURES’ downtown Newport September 7th. Welcome all vendors, crafters, artists, treasures, and re-purposed items. (509) 447-5171 for space reservations. $10 for 10’ (28,30) HIRING COOKS AND KITCHEN HELP at the new Usk Bar and Grill. Call (509) 671-1073. (28) FOR RENT IN DIAMOND LAKE AREA Mobile home with large addition with wood stove. Nice work shed and separate wood shed. Big yard with shade trees, flowers, patio and garden area, $600.00 (509) 292-8286. (28p) Every day is Sale Day in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Read them every week.


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BR I E FLY Coffey Twins rock the Circle Moon

NEWPORT – The Circle Moon Theatre and Northwoods Performing Arts are hosting two weekends with the Coffey Twins, starting Aug. 16-17, serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The Coffey Twins are known for their 1950s and 60s rock ‘n roll show. Tickets are $25 per person for dinner and the show. For show only tickets, the cost is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Aug. 16-17, chicken fried steak will sit atop the plates brought by Owen’s Catering. Aug. 23-24, barbecue beef and chicken will be served from Skeyes the Limit. Tickets can be purchased at Seebers Drug Store in Newport or by calling 208-448-1294.

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Blanchard in need of rummage BLANCHARD – The Blanchard Community Center is in need of rummage for its annual Labor Day weekend rummage sale, set for Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day. Call Barb at 208-437-4480 or Sandy at 208-437-2010 to make arrangements or just drop your items in the tent on Highway 41 by the little log cabin, at 26299 Highway 41. “We hope to have a successful fundraiser with your help,” organizers said. “We could also use volunteers to work before, during and after the sale.” The center is also gearing up for the Annual Sportsman’s Dinner to be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. Sportsman type items will be on display after Sept. 1 in the lobby at the center for silent auction pre-bids and there will be lots of other auction items on the night of the dinner when the bids are finished.

Children learn fiber arts at County Fair NEWPORT – Pend Oreille Fiber Arts, an informal group of hand spinners, knitters, and other fiber artisans is offering a series of short classes at the Pend Oreille County Fair during Fair week, Aug. 15-18. All classes will be held at the Fleece and Fiber Building at the fairgrounds in Cusick. Thursday, Aug. 15 from 1-3 p.m., children who wish to decorate a hand spindle and learn how to use it to make yarn will meet. Thursday, from 1-3 p.m., children can also learn how to crochet.  Friday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, children will learn to weave a small wall hanging. Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m., children can learn how to knit. All tools and supplies will be provided at no cost by Pend Oreille Fiber Arts. Pend Oreille Fiber Arts meets each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Create Arts Center, 900 W. Fourth. Anyone interested in fiber arts – hand spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, etc. – is invited to join us. Create appreciates a $2 donation from each person attending to cover building expenses. For additional information about the classes as the fair, contact Riet Westphal at 509445-1326 or email pendoreillefiberarts@gmail.com.

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Traffic stops for cancer A truck driver stops traffic long enough to donate money to Alex Bray for Relay For Life, a non-profit that raises money for the American Cancer Society. Bray received a check for the charity for $150 from one donor. Volunteers collected money throughout Newport Friday. Relay for Life followed Friday night at Newport High School.

Labor Day Retreat focuses on developing meditative concentration NEWPORT – A motionless figure seated cross-legged, eyes lowered, and radiating peace is, perhaps, the most universal image of Buddhist meditation. It may look simple, but that concentrated state comes from skilled instruction and lots of practice. Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Tibetan tradition, will offer training and practice during its Labor Day retreat, Developing Meditative Concentration, Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at the abbey’s rural location outside of Newport. Venerable Thubten Chodron, a Buddhist nun for more than 35 years, a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and founder of Sravasti Abbey, will give teachings and lead

the meditation sessions. The retreat, which is held in silence, begins at 5 p.m. Friday and ends after lunch Monday. The course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. “The Tibetan word for meditation is gom,” Venerable Chodron explained. “This has the same verbal root as ‘to habituate’ or ‘to familiarize.’ Thus to meditate means to habituate ourselves to constructive, realistic, and beneficial emotions and attitudes. “Meditation builds up good habits of the mind,” she said. “It is used to transform our thoughts and views so that they are more compassionate and correspond to reality.” Nine nuns and a postulant

Local author reads from new books PRIEST RIVER – Former Priest River resident and author Rae Ellen (Moore) Lee will talk about her new books Saturday, Sept. 7 at noon at the West Bonner Library in Priest River. The talk coincides with the class of 1963 high school reunion. Lee will read from her new novel “Cheating the Hog Lee – A Sawmill. A Tragedy. A Few Gutsy Women,” that talks about a woman and her struggles while looking for work and landing a job at a sawmill. She will also introduce her new humorous book “A Field of Geezers.” This book involves decades of research that started while growing up north of Priest River on a stump ranch. Thirteen species of geezers are featured. AJ’s Café in Priest River is mentioned in the book (geezers having coffee at the table of wisdom), and The Green Owl Tavern north of town is identified as edge habitat for Western Riverside and Lakeshore Geezers. Lee’s previous books include a memoir, “If The Shoe Fits,” in which she chronicles her move from Helena, Mont., in 1997 with her new husband, Tom Lee, to the West Coast to live on an a sailboat. The goal: fix up the leaky old bucket, learn to sail, and set off for the Caribbean. In that book’s sequel, “My Next Husband Will Be Normal – A St. John Adventure,” they ditch the sailboat and fly to the U.S. Virgin Islands with a down payment on a mom and pop business on St.

John. But soon after unpacking their flip-flops, her husband, a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, with a silver crew-cut and solid traditional values, realizes he is really a she. In addition to Lee’s two memoirs, her first novel, “The Bluebird House,” is set in a former mining camp brothel near Helena that she lived in for three years and renovated. This multi-genre feast has been called a paranormalhistorical-romance-adventure novel with a mystery and some mountain man recipes. The daughter of Violet and Wesley “Post Hole Augerson” Moore, Lee grew up near Priest River. After high school graduation in the class of 1963, she attended Butte Business College. This was followed by work as a secretary for the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C., Switzerland and Yugoslavia, before returning to the University of Idaho to earn a degree in Landscape Architecture. Employment with the U.S. Forest Service followed and she worked on national forests in Idaho and Montana. She found the USFS to be a “geezer-rich” environment. In 1997, Lee resigned from the Helena National Forest to move to the sailboat. She has since lived on St. John in the U. S. Virgin Islands as well as in Bellingham, Wash. She now lives near Sandpoint every summer and in southwest the rest of the year. All books will be for sale at the event, along with geezer note cards. For more information, visit her website www.raeellenlee.com.

trainee live, study, and meditate at Sravasti Abbey. One of very few Buddhist monasteries in the United States that offers training for English-speaking monastics and lay students, Sravasti Abbey also cultivates inter-religious dialogue and offers service to the community through activities such as spiritual counseling, teachings and workshops, support for homeless teens, and prison work. Like all programs at Sravasti Abbey, the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat is offered on the basis of generosity; participants determine what financial offering they will make for accommodations and the weekend of teachings. However, an initial offering of $100 is requested to reserve a place in the retreat, and space is limited. Further details and an application form are available on the Abbey’s website: www.sravasti.org or by calling 509-447-5549. CALVARY CHAPEL NEWPORT

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

NEWPORT – The second annual Dancing Under the Stars benefit night is Saturday, Aug. 17 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. behind Bank of America, where dancers will shake their boots to karaoke and a DJ as well as to the Last Chance Band. The cost to dance is $3 for adults and children under 12 are free. There will be a chili cook-off taking place throughout the evening. The cost to cook is $10 and the top two bowls of chili will be awarded cash prizes. Currently three cooks are signed up but organizers are hopeful for 10 cooks by event night. Vendors will be scattered around the parking lot so dancers

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

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

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

CHURCH OF FAITH

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

can shop for photography or eat pizza and tacos. Booth rentals are $15. All proceeds from the event go to the children of Newport for supplies such as medicine, tuition and warm coats. The Newport School District divvies out the money to students of all ages when the need arises. “This is a good community,” said Kelly Rice, owner of Michael’s Café and director of the event. “We shouldn’t have kids who cannot afford medicine or to eat everyday.” Rice is looking for 30 bales of straw, a dunk tank and volunteers to help with the event this year. “Last year was an absolute ball,” Rice said. “(The children) need our help.” For more information contact Rice at 509-475-5431.

Vintage camp trailers gather in Newport BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – More than 35 vintage camp trailers are headed to the Newport rodeo grounds in the first ever Inland Northwest Vintage Trailer Campout, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18. The event kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a root beer float social and meet and greet. A trailer open house is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “That would be a good time to come look at all the trailers if people wanted to see them,” organizer Hannah Hirst said. “Some of the people with the old trailers also have matching period tow cars/trucks and have some amazing setups.” A group barbecue is at 6 p.m. Saturday with burgers, sausages and buns provided for attendees. Campers are asked to bring a potluck side dish and beverage of their choice. A vintage trailer inspired white elephant gift exchange is at 7:30 p.m. and a pancake breakfast will be Sunday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Rev. Russell Clark 447-4121 newportucc@conceptcable.com www.newportucc.org

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES

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

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Starlight dancing benefits Newport children BY DESIREÉ HOOD

Newport residents urged to give blood NEWPORT – The Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Newport Community Blood Drive volunteers are coordinating a blood drive Thursday, Aug. 22 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third. The blood drive volunteers are led by George Lunden. They are coordinating the blood drive with INBC hoping to collect blood donations that will help save lives of thousands of people. INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. A single donation can save the lives of up to three people.

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Community Church Directory CATHOLIC MASSES

Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Saturday evening - 7 p.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. - 5p.m. Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 - 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS

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

Camping is available through Sunday night. This is dry camping. There will be port-a-potties and hand washing stations as well as communal water spigots. Hirst, of Priest River, said vintage trailer campouts happen all over the country, held by various groups: Tin Can Tourists, Rolling Oldies, Sisters on the Fly, etc., but she wanted one close to home. It’s not affiliated with any group, but the Hirsts are members of the Tin Can Tourists. They are hoping to make this an annual event, and are happy with the response. “We are impressed that for our first year we have over 35 trailers that have RSVP’d so far. We thought we might get 10 or so, so the response has been great,” she said. Bigger rallies are held on the west side of Washington, one was held in June and another is planned for September. Anyone interested in attending with their vintage trailer is asked to RSVP by calling Hirst at 509671-2216 or email inwvintagetrailers@gmail.com. SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

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

NEWPORT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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

NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

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

HOUSE OF THE LORD

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

NEWPORT SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH

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

AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH E.L.C.A.

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


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‘Dirty it up’ on ATV poker ride

BR I E FLY Fun Run benefits hospital NEWPORT – Runners from all over the northwest will compete in the Newport Autumn Bloom 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 21 benefiting the Newport Hospital and Health Services (NHHS) Foundation. This premier racing event’s 10K is a second seed qualifier for Bloomsday 2014. Registration is open at www.active.com. Runners can download registration forms from www.phd1.org. Registration options for adults and youth runners are available and range from $15-$25. Same day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Runners take their mark at 9 a.m. in TJ Kelly Park, corner of First Street and Washington Avenue. The event benefits the Healthy Kids Snack Bag program. Through this program, NHHS Foundation gives back to the community by providing weekly snack bags to local elementary school children. This year, the foundation hopes to expand the program into neighboring communities. For more information on registration and volunteer opportunities for this event, contact the foundation office at 509-447-7928.

Justin Kelley Memorial Rough Stock Invitational tickets on sale NEWPORT – Tickets for the Justin Kelley Memorial Rough Stock Invitational are on sale, with advance tickets available for $8 for adults. Tickets at the gate will cost $10, with youngsters 5-15 admitted for $5 and those 4 and under admitted free. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Newport Rodeo Grounds. It will feature rodeo’s traditional “roughstock” events – bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding – along with ranch bronc riding. People who attended the Newport Rodeo in June saw ranch bronc riding, an event where contestants, many of whom are working cowboys, attempt to ride a bucking horse in a straight stock saddle. Ranch bronc riding goes back to the start of rodeo – one cowboy trying to ride a bucking horse. The Rough Stock Invitational is named after Justin Kelley, a steer wrestler and rodeo supporter who worked at Ponderay Newsprint Company before he was killed in an automobile accident in 2012.

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The team of Kelly Coleman, left, Dana Douglass, Shane Douglass and JimBob Coleman, playing for Priest River Lamanna High School football, took first place at the Challenge for Charity golf tournament, held by the Priest River and Greater Newport Area Chambers of Commerce.

Charities benefit from golf tournament PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Lamanna High School football team will benefit from the annual Challenge for Charity golf tournament, held by the Priest River and Greater Newport Area Chambers of Commerce, held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Ranch Club in Priest River. The team was comprised of Kelly Coleman, JimBob Coleman, Dana Douglass, and Spartan head coach Shane

Douglass. “This was a very fun sold out golf event where the first three placed teams pick the non-profit organizations,” Ranch Club owner Dennis Napier said. Second place played for the Priest River Community Foundation, with a team of Tricia Shanholtzer, Tom Shanholtzer, Priest River mayor Jim Martin and Tony Martin.

Third place played for Youth Emergency Services (YES) of Newport. The team included Barb Smith, Marty Landry, Rick Hughes and Dave Smith. Fairway prize winners included Kelly Coleman and Curt Holmes with the longest drive, Kathe Randle and Ed Melville with the longest putt and Tricia Shanholtzer and JimBob Coleman with the closest to the pin.

Top local bull riders entered at Cusick BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

CUSICK – The Cusick Fair Rodeo attracted some of Pro West’s top contestants, many of whom will make the trip to Sandpoint for its rodeo. The Cusick performances, held in conjunction with the Pend Oreille County Fair, will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The two top ranked bull riders both come from this area and are entered. Thor Hoefer of Priest River leads the ProWest standings, followed by Jesse Kardos. They lead a field of eight bull riders, with Hoefer out Saturday and Kardos riding

Sunday. Other local contestants include Chris Jones of Newport, who will compete in the tie down roping Saturday and John Vermedahl of Newport, who will compete twice in the team roping Sunday. Team roping drew the most entries, with 33 teams. Some will rope in Sunday’s slack at 9 a.m. The slack performance is used when there are too many contestants for the rodeo performances. Pro-West’s leading header, Jason Minor of Ellensburg will rope in the slack Sunday. Jacob Stacy, Pro West’s defending all around and saddle bronc champion, will compete in the saddle bronc riding and

steer wrestling Sunday. He is one of three saddle bronc riders entered. The defending bareback champion, Orlun McGuffin of Ellensburg is one of three bareback riders entered. The tie down roping drew 21 entries, with Pro West’s leading roper, Will Casey set to rope in the Saturday performance. There were 16 steer wrestlers entered, with Pro West leader Eric Knapp competing Saturday. Breakaway roping and barrel racing each received 25 entries. Pro West’s leading breakaway roper, Jordan Crossley, is set to compete in Sunday’s slack. The leading barrel racer, Callahan Crossley also of Hermiston, Ore., will also compete in the slack.

Hydroplanes race into Ione BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

IONE – Mini hydroplane races once again hit the Pend Oreille River, this time racing from the Ione City Park. The State Line Outboard Racing Association is coming to Ione to race the river Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1618. Friday, Aug. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. is a testing day. Competition will start Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. and continue Sunday, Aug. 18 at noon. Awards will be presented after Sunday’s racing is completed. Five classes of outboard racing will take place in the north end of the county, sanctioned by the American Outboard Federation. The event is part of the series organized by the Stateline Outboard Racing Association where drivers compete for points through the American Outboard Federation. The State Line Outboard Racing Association is a non-profit organization incorporated in both Washington and Idaho. Spectator boats are welcome, but they must be careful to stay out of the race area and get the course marshal’s permission to cross the course. Spectators are not allowed in the pit area during competition, but those interested in stopping by to get a closer look at the boats are allowed during intermission. They must sign a liability waiver and wear a special wristband.

Usk – The first annual “Dirty it Up” ATV/dirt bike Trail and Poker Ride will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m., for a 46 mile ride starting at the corner of Kings Lake Road and Best Chance Road near Usk. All proceeds go to Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue. The event is sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe. The cost to register is $30 for adults and $20 for riders 17 years of age and under or those not competing for the prizes. Additional poker hands can be purchased for $10 per hand. Prices include a T-shirt, lunch and a poker hand. Prizes will be awarded for the top three poker hands. First place is $1,000, second place is $500 and third place gets a helmet and a few other goodies. The route starts at the intersection of Kings Lake Road and

IDFG plans youth waterfowl hunting opportunity COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled three mentored waterfowl hunting opportunities for youth aged 10-15. The hunts are planned for Sept. 28, the opening day of the annual youth-only waterfowl season. The youth season is a special opportunity open only to hunters old enough to purchase a hunting license but younger than 16. This special two-day season was started several years ago to give young hunters an opportunity to hunt waterfowl before the general season opens. Once the general season is open for a few days, the birds tend to scatter and become wary of hunting activity. The mentored hunting clinics will be held at the Boundary Creek Wildlife Management Area west of Bonners Ferry, Heyburn State Park west of St. Maries, and the Clark Fork River delta. There is no charge to participate. Hunting ducks takes a level of knowledge that can best be obtained through experience. The idea behind these mentored hunts is to provide the young participants and their parent (or legal guardian) the opportunity to be paired with an experienced waterfowl hunter who can show them how to hunt ducks and geese. This quality hunting experi-

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Fall Sports Parent Orientation: 6 p.m. - Priest River Lamanna High School

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The Stoneridge Ladies Golf League won the Northern Region Golf Association Annual Tournament. Pictured are: front row, Debbie Williams, left, Betty Knappenberger, Sherry Owczarzak, Patty Mosier, Kathy Curtiss, Kyoko Pizzo, Jean Bartlett, Renee Ball, Diana Walton and Cari Simonsen; back row, Julie Hansen, left, BJ Morton, Annika Wilkes, Terry Richter, Ginger Stibling, Judy Jones, Brenda Brown, Mary Bradford, Linda Hartnett and Bev Shaw. Others who also played but are not pictured include, Terry Bennett, Debbie Cluster, Judy Dabrowski and Judy Maw.

Stoneridge golfers take first BLANCHARD – The Stoneridge Ladies Golf League recently won the Northern Region Golf Association (NRGA) Annual Tournament. This tournament consists of two days of play on the south courses,

in Lewiston and Clarkston, in June, and two days of play on two of the north courses, this year at Highlands and Coeur d’Alene Public, in August. After the four days of play, the lowest net scores are compiled to determine stand-

ings and the winner. This is the fifth year that Stoneridge Ladies League has fielded a team, but the first year for a win. Mary Bradford was also the winner of the Founder’s Jean Lyons’ Award.

Best Chance Road. Parking is provided in the field the Kalispel Tribe just purchased there. Travel up Kings Lake Road past Kings Lake, South Skookum Lake and North Skookum Lake. Continue up Bear Paw Road, over the ridge, and turn on Mystic Lake Road. Go past Mystic Lake, Cooks Lake and down Best Chance Road to Kings Lake Road. All vehicles must follow Washington state laws during the event. The ride will take place all on county roads and riders must wear a helmet, have a current licensing sticker and follow all state traffic laws. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Participants must sign a waiver prior to riding. For more information contact Corrie Johnson at 509-6711698 or Briana Nenema-Ward at 509-671-5462.

ence is intended to provide the youth and their guardian with enough training to repeat the experience on their own. IDFG has held numerous waterfowl hunting clinics in classroom settings that help new waterfowl hunters learn the ropes. But nothing gets a youngster more hooked on waterfowl hunting than getting into the field near a body of water before daylight to wait for ducks to take flight. Participation in the mentored hunts requires advance reservations and space is limited. Anyone interested should call to reserve a spot at one of the three hunts and to obtain additional details. For the Boundary Creek and Heyburn hunts, contact JJ Teare at 208769-1414. Young hunters will need to be accompanied by a nonhunting adult and bring a shotgun and ammunition. IDFG has a limited number of shotguns that can be borrowed if needed. If a participant needs to borrow one, please make that request when registering. Young hunters will also need to secure a youth small game license ($7.25) with a migratory bird validation ($1.75) prior to the event and must have the license on them while on the hunt. Federal duck stamps are not required for hunters until the age of 16.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 UpNorth Archers Fun Shoot: 1437 Old Priest River Road, Priest River. Kalispel Cup Motocross Series: 10 a.m. - Newport MX Track

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Janet O. Baker Colville

Janet O. Baker passed away Aug. 6 at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home in Colville. She was 76. Mrs. Baker was born Sept. 28, 1936, Baker to Irvin N. and Lilly E. (Meacham) Chenevert in Pine River Village, Minn. Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest when she was a youngster. She graduated from Newport High School in 1954. She married James A. Baker Sept. 3, 1954. They were married for nearly 50 years when he passed away. They raised four daughters: Rebecca (and Carl) Martin, DeeAnn (and Frank) Beatty, Kathleen (and Dean) Grass, and Christine (and James) Daley. Mrs. Baker worked for many years at Mt. Linton Hospital in Metaline Falls, first as a nursing assistant, then as an x-ray and laboratory technician, and finally in the business office. When the hospital closed in 1988 she went on to work at Lafarge, Seattle City Light and Selkirk Family Medicine. She had many loves: People, gardening, camping, sewing, knitting, reading, dancing, her church and community and especially family and friends. She was a “Master” Caregiver, caring for her husband Jim, stepdad Jim, and mother Lilly in their last years, family said, and the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with various heart aches, scratches and bruises. “You always took them to Grandma for her opinion before you would every consider taking them to the doctor,” family said. In addition to her four daughters and their spouses, Mrs. Baker is survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Delores (and Zip) Fendrich of Gold Beach, Ore.; brothers Edward (and Stella) Chenevert of Omak and George Chenevert of Yelm Wash. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her father Irvin, two little brothers, Tommy and Everett, daughter, DeeAnn, husband Jim, stepdad Jim Bishop and her mother, Lilly. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Metaline Falls with a reception immediately following at the American Legion Hall. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Baker’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp.com.

Barbara Bernice Smith Ione

Barbara Bernice Smith passed away Aug. 6, at the age of 73. She was born Sept. 4, 1939, to Joseph Francise and Virginia Smith Rake Boan in Rock Springs, Wyo. She moved with her family to Ione around 1965, where she remained. She is survived by her long time friend Harry Simmons of Ione and two sons and a daughter. Ms. Smith had 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and even extra “grandchildren” she acquired by taking people into her family throughout her life. She was a very caring and loving person, generous of spirit and her time, family said. Always active in the community, in 1976, she served as a reporter for the Metaline Falls Miner Gazette and in 1977 was a member of the Ione Fire Department. She was the founder and president of the Ione Geneology Club. She was the president of the American Legion Post 144 Auxiliary at the time of her death. Ms. Smith is survived by her son, William “Billy” Smith, and his spouse Tina, son David Smith, and his spouse Patricia, and daughter, Cindy Smith, all of whom reside in Spokane. She is also survived by her grandchildren Timothy Smith, Richard “Ricky” Smith, his partner Bagia Dujko, Joseph

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Steffen, Stewart Steffen, Rachael Steffen and her partner Jesse, Samantha McPhederan, her spouse Jason, Michelle Hall, Tyler Mudge, Jessica Smith, Tarren Mudge, Lynz Smith and Stacie Smith; her “extra” grandchild Alex Yarnell; and great-grandchildren Amiya, Ryker, Bradan and Brooklyn, Richard “Ricky” Jr. and Zachariah. Ms. Smith had many siblings: five sisters, Noralee Williams, Rock Springs, Wyo., Bonnie Brown, Salt Lake City, Lynnette Harris, Colorado Springs, Colo., Linda Hartley and spouse Rick, Mountain View, Wyo., and Alice Timmons and spouse Vick, Mountain View; and five brothers, Floyd Boan of Ione, Jerry Boan and spouse Sherry, Kemmer, Wyo., Gene Boan, Arizona, Jimmy Boan and spouse Ginny, Green River, Wyo., and John Boan and spouse Robin, Lyman, Wyo. Ms. Smith’s family included too many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins to mention individually here, but they know they were loved and remembered. She was preceded in death by her sons, Nathan and Theodore and her children’s father, Theodore Charles Smith. A celebration of Smith’s life will be held at Metaline Falls American Legion Post 144, 220 E. 4th Ave., Metaline Falls, Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. This will be potluck in memory of Ms. Smith, who has called on so many of us to prepare food for potlucks at the legion over the years. A graveside service will be held at Ione Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. prior to the celebration. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post 144. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp.com.

David Lynn Yarbrough Ione

David Lynn Yarbrough passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 8 at his home in Ione. He was 54. Mr. Yarbrough was born Sept. 29, 1958, in Yarbrough Wenatchee, the son of Mike and Shirley Yarbrough. He went to school in East Wenatchee until he moved with his parents and brothers to Arkansas in 1969. In 1972, the family moved to Colorado until 1975, when they moved back to Wenatchee. He enjoyed working at LektroTek for about 10 years until he got laid off, and he also worked at Dovex. He took his work seriously but also liked to have fun and joke around with the other employees. In 2004, he moved to Ione and worked for a couple of years at TriPro Cedar Products. He was involved in Little Guy Wrestling and Flag Football. He loved fishing, camping and snowmobiling, and he enjoyed having his family close. Although there are feelings of sadness now, he would want to be remembered, not as leaving us now, but of all the times he left us laughing and having fun, family said. Mr. Yarbrough is survived by his mom, Shirley Yarbrough, his son, JD Yarbrough, his daughter, Hanna Yarbrough, all of Ione, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his wife, Christine Yarbrough, his dad, Mike Yarbrough, his four brothers, Dean, Dale, Jack and Martin Yarbrough, and his grandparents. A memorial potluck will be held at his daughter’s home at 230 S 8th St. in Ione Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp.com.

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.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – W. Kelly Drive, report of domestic violence verbal. THEFT – Apling Lane, report of theft. ANIMAL CRUELTY – LeClerc Rd. N., report of animal cruelty. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Laurelhurst Drive, report of suspicious activity. DISTURBANCE – S. Garden Ave., report of disturbance that occurred a few days ago.

Tuesday, Aug. 6 BURGLARY – W. 2nd St., report of burglary of residence and theft of vehicle. FOUND PROPERTY – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle found in front of driveway. THEFT – Turner Rd., report of barbecue and numerous items gone from patio. DECEASED PERSON – S. 8th Ave. ASSAULT – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of assault with two females. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. 5th Ave., complainant believes someone came in through a window and beat her dog. THEFT – Hwy. 211, reported theft of chainsaw. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. Kelly Drive, respondent thinks she hears a female screaming for help.

Thursday, Aug. 8 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – N. Newport Ave., report of suspicious vehicle parked unoccupied with the door open. ACCIDENT – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of vehicle driving off the road. THEFT – Fertile Valley Rd., report of gun theft. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of suspicious activity possibly involving stolen items. ARREST – Hwy. 211, Joseph L. Castillo, 65, of Spokane was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving without the required interlock. ANIMAL CRUELTY – S. Scott Ave., report of dog left in parked vehicle for over an hour. ERRATIC DRIVER – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of red jeep speeding in the area. PROPERTY DAMAGE – Indian Creek Rd., report of property damage. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. Pine St., report of suspicious circumstance. ERRATIC DRIVER – Kapps Lane, report of vehicle all over roadway. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – S. Union Ave., report of male jumping onto a moving vehicle. TRESPASSING – LeClerc Rd. N., report of subjects trespassing. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Hwy. 20, report of suspicious male in the area. WEAPON OFFENSE – Carpenter Drive, report of neighbor shooting in the area of complainant’s house, possible bullet hole in siding. ILLEGAL BURNING – Hwy. 2, report of bon fire in the area with a group of individuals sitting around it. PURSUIT – Black Rd., report of vehicle pulling trailer. ARREST – Robert Anthony Monroe, 54, of Newport was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – Ryan Lyle Lesher, 42, of Kettle Falls was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – Paul Raymond Hunt, 31, of Elk was arrested on a warrant.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Panhead Hill Rd., report of tractor being stolen in progress. LITTERING – Veit Rd., report of large amount of debris including a hot tub dumped at end of driveway. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Cunningham Rd., report of rocks thrown through windows of cabin over the weekend. ARREST – Hwy. 31, Jordan M. Smith, 23, of Ashland, Ore., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Friday, Aug. 9 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of homeless people sleeping in the area. THEFT – River Rd., Cusick, report of vehicle stolen from garage. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – LeClerc Rd. N., report of parent acting suspicious. ERRATIC DRIVER – Fertile Valley Rd., report of speeding vehicle. HARASSMENT – N. 5th Ave. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of motorcycle passing in no passing zone.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY Monday, Aug. 5 THEFT – N. Shore Diamond Lake, report that respondent woke to find his trailer missing from back yard. THEFT – Graham Rd., report that known female took goat from yard. ACCIDENT – W. Walnut St., report of two-vehicle non-injury blocking traffic. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 1st St., complainant states suspect is out of it, talking to birds. FIRE – Nicholson Rd., report of fire in old burn pile. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – N. Shore Diamond Lake, complainant states his floodlight was broken. PROWLER – W. Pine St., Newport, report of possible prowler in progress. ARREST – Wayne Bertraud Clinton, 48, of Usk was arrested for burglary and criminal trespass.

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THEFT – N. Hayford Rd., reported theft of two generators. FATAL ACCIDENT – Coyote Trail Rd., vehicle collided with a go-cart. LITTERING – Hwy. 2, report of garbage dumped at the end of driveway. THREATENING – Sullivan Lake Rd. ACCIDENT – W. Walnut St., report of accident in the parking lot. FIRE – Riverbend Loop Rd., report of fire in the area. TRESPASSING – N. Warren Ave., report of campers trespassing. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of suspicious juveniles in the area. HARASSMENT – Yergens Rd., report of harassment. INTOXICATION – LeClerc Rd. N., report of juveniles drinking. WEAPON OFFENSE – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that subject pulled a gun and aimed it at another subject then put gun in pants. WEAPON OFFENSE – Tacoma Creek Rd., report of gunshots in the area. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Burton R. Hurd, 55, of Spokane was arrested for driving under the influence. DISTURBANCE – S. Union Ave., Newport, report of males yelling and shoving each other in the area. Saturday, Aug. 10 THREATENING – S. Washington Ave., report of female making threatening phone call. ARREST – LeClerc Rd. S., Ginger Lela Bullock, 50, of Newport was arrested for driving with license suspended and for no ignition interlock. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Westside Calispell Rd., report of suspicious text message on phone. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Deer Valley Rd., report of suspicious vehicle backing down driveway. ACCIDENT – N. Washington Ave., Newport, report of two vehicle accident with no injuries. BOATING OFFENSE – Diamond Lake, report of speedboats going too fast on the water. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Cass Ave., report of male yelling. ASSAULT – N. 5th Ave., report that juvenile male was hit in the face by another juvenile male. ACCIDENT – Sullivan Lake Rd., report of vehicle rollover. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – Sunset Drive S., report of ATV speeding on roadway, ongoing problem. ILLEGAL BURNING – E. Joyner Drive, report of illegal burning in open fire pit. ILLEGAL BURNING – Larch Lane, report of illegal burning across the river. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – S. Union Ave., Newport, report of suspicious vehicle behind business. ILLEGAL BURNING – Finnila Drive, report of illegal campfire. DISTURBANCE – W. 7th St., report of disturbance with intoxicated female. HARASSMENT – Finnila Drive ILLEGAL BURNING – Hwy. 20 ARREST – Adelaide Teresa McGillis, 28, of Cusick was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence.

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MOBILE HOME 2 bedroom, 2 bath, washer dryer $435.00 month plus utilities, 1st and last, deposit $350. Pet deposit $200.00. Ione. (509) 4423147. (27-3p) NEWPORT HOUSE 3 bedroom, 1 bath. With carport. Near hospital and city park. $650 per month. First and last plus $500 security/ cleaning deposit. No smoking. No pets. Shawgo Brothers, LLC. (509) 550-9083. (509) 447-2346. (27-tf) 1 BEDROOM HOUSE Oldtown. Close to shopping. $450/ month, $300 deposit. No smoking No pets. HUD accepted. Information: (208) 597-1398/ (509) 263-2504. (27-3p) ON PEND OREILLE River, Idaho side. Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. All appliances: washer, dryer, dishwasher, gas fireplace. Available September 15 to June 1. No pets. No smoking. Good references. $495 plus deposit. (509) 999-1643. (27-3p)

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Private Mountain View Escape on 5 Acres - $365K Unique 4B/2BA fully remodeled cedar house with 40’ deck and gorgeous Pend Oreille River and mountain views. Detached garage. 3 miles from Newport! Travis (509) 671-6331 • http://flatlist.com ID #:315268

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Summary of Functions: Under general supervision of the Read Right Manager, provides instructional tutoring through the implementation of Read Right curriculums. In conjunction with the Read Right Manager, assists with the preparation, modification and/ or development of the curriculum materials and information for client use. Attend trainings to acquire the technical knowledge of the Read Right program and services. Assist students in course work assignments. Qualifications: Associate degree or equivalent required; Ability to work with all levels of students, teachers and administrators; Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent reading, grammar, vocabulary skills and love of reading; Ability to listen and discern subtle verbal reading errors; Employment is contingent upon favorable outcome of a criminal background check; All offers of employment are contingent upon passing the pre-employment Drug & Alcohol screening. For further information and full job description or to apply online, please visit our website at www.kalispeltribe.com Or applications may be obtained at the Kalispel Tribal Office front desk at 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., Usk, WA 99180. We exercise Indian Preference and are a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

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QUAIL RIDGE ESTATES Newport. 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 family rooms, 2 car garage. $700/ month, $700 deposit. (509) 447-4685. (28-3p) TWO BEDROOM Apartment, Newport. Laminate floors in living room & kitchen. Refrigerator and Stove. Utilities paid. $450/ month $300 deposit. (509) 589-0750. (28-3p) DOUBLE WIDE mobile home 3 bed 2 bath, Newport. (208) 660-9271. (28-tf) 2 BEDROOM 2 bath mobile between Priest River and Newport. No pets. (208) 660-9271. (28-tf) 2 BEDROOM TRAILER No pets. Lazy Acres Trailer Park. Newport. Price Negotiable. (208) 448-2290. (28-tf) NEWPORT Nice 2 bedroom/ 1 bath duplex unit near hospital and schools. Garage and yard, newer carpeting. $575/ month plus deposit. Call (208) 265-6106 for more information. (28-3p) 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Doublewide on secondary river lot. 11 miles north of Newport. No smoking, no pets. $650/ month, $650 deposit. (509) 447-4629. (28-3) NEWPORT HOUSE 3 bedroom, 1 bath with carport on large lot 1 block from hospital. Nice remodel with new lap siding. Rents for $650. Possible owner financing. $98,900. Shawgo Brothers, LLC. (509) 550-9083/ (509) 447-2346. (26-tf)

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DEER VALLEY acreage for sale, near Diamond lake! 2.37 acres. No building commitment! Level site with power near line. $39,000 or best offer. Neil (403) 266-7221. (283p) 12

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OFFICE SPACE Washington Street, Newport. 400 square feet with additional storage space of 350 square feet. (208) 660-9271. (26-tf) 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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DIRECTORY

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

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

COUNSELING Molly Phillips, LICSW, CMHS, GMHS

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

DENTIST Newport Dental Center

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

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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

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

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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

Core Physical Therapy

at Club Energy • Newport Gary Schneider PT • (509) 671-3122 Monday thru Friday By Appointment

PODIATRIST -- FOOT SPECIALIST Douglas K. Monson, D.P.M.

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

PRINTING Printing & Design . . . at The Miner

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(509) 292-2200 Flood Services

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Floors & More, Inc Kevin Johnson 24/7 Emergency Service 208-255-9580

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Printing

Printing & Design at the Miner “Where our High Standards Meet Yours” Corner of Hwy 2 & Spokane Ave. (509) 447-2433

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

2459 Hwy.2 • Oldtown

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

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• Heat Pumps • Geothermal

YOUR HEATING COOLING & REFRIGERATION EXPERTS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Carrier

• Furnaces • Radiant Heat

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

Installations • Service Free Quotes

Complete Heating, Cooling & Duct Systems

Gas Fireplaces & Inserts

WINDSHIELDS WHILE-U-WAIT Mon-Fri. 7-5 Sat 8-12

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EVERYTHING INTERNET Fiber - $49.95/Month Wireless Web Services Internet Telephone

24 Hour Service: 509-671-6952

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Storage

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• Towing • Lockouts • Jump Starts • Tire Changes • Recovery

Quality veterinary care for your pets and barnyard friends.

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

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

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

USED CARS 6098 HWY 2, Priest River, ID 208.290.9132 or 448.0500 Stephen & Cathy Stanley Dealer/Owners

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WE BUY LOGS AND TIMBER

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

2008 Ford F150 4x4 XLT....$20,995 2000 Designer 5th Wheel Trailer .......................... $14,995 1990 Ford F250 4X4 ..........$7,995 1996 Sandpiper 26ft 5th Wheel .........................$6,995 1987 Itasca Motorhome ....$6,495 1940 Dodge 4D Sedan ......$5,995 1997 Cadillac Deville .......$4,495 1989 Ford F150 Truck 4x4 $2,995 1988 Ford Ranger Pickup .. $2,495 1994 Ford Ranger Pick up ..$2,295 w/Canopy 1990 Ford F250 4x4 ............$1,995

We gladly provide Consultation & Assistance for Managing your Forest Land For information contact

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|| PUBLIC || NOTICES 2013231 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 13-2-00109-4 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION MICHAEL E. MAYFIELD and BARBARA JEANNE MAYFIELD, husband and wife, Plaintiff, vs. Diana F. Mordica Gould, and also all persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate subject to this action. Defendants. The State of Washington to Diana Modica Gould, her unknown heirs and assigns and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any, right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate

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Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. described in the Complaint herein: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of first publication of this Summons, to-wit, within sixty (60) days after the 17 day of July, 2013, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled Court and answer the Complaint of Plaintiffs, and serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned Attorneys for Plaintiff at their address below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The object of this action is to quiet title in Plaintiff to real property located in Pend Oreille County, legally described as follows: The South half of the North half of the Southwest Quarter of the southeast Quarter in Section 11, Township 30 North, Range EWM. DATED this 8th day of July, 2013. WALDO, SCHWEDA & MONTGOMERY, P.S. By /s/ John Montgomery J o h n M o n t g o m e r y, WSBA #7485 Attorney for Plaintiffs N. 2206 Pines Road Spokane Valley WA 99206 (509) 924-3686 Published in The Newport Miner July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, and 21, 2013. (24-6)

_________________ 2013234 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-13542252-SH APN No.: 453006529022; 453006529023 Title Order

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No.: 130025565-WA-GSO Grantor(s): BILLIE J GOODNO Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Deed of Trust Instrument/ Reference No.: 2009 0300583 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 8/23/2013, at 10:00 AM At the main stairs of the Old City Courthouse, 625 W. Fourth Street in the City of Newport, WA 99156 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of PEND OREILLE, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 1 AND 2 IN BLOCK “C” OF DIAMOND HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, IN BOOK 4 OF PLATS, PAGE 2, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON More commonly known as: 321 DIAMOND DR, NEWPORT, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 2/6/2009, recorded 2/13/2009, under 2009 0300583 records of PEND OREILLE County, Washington, from BILLIE J GOODNO, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Grantor(s), to FRONTIER TITLE and ESCROW, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

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SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION (or by its successorsin-interest and/or assigns, if any), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $6,303.49 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $112,596.54, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 10/1/2012, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 8/23/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 8/12/2013 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 8/12/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 8/12/2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME BILLIE J GOODNO, A SINGLE WOMAN ADDRESS 321 DIAMOND DR, NEWPORT, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. These requirements were completed as of 3/19/2013. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RC W 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of

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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 tenantoccupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663) or Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/ post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudpor tal/ HUD or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/ offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s earchandsearchstate=WA andfilterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/ what-clear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 04/22/13 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Michael Dowell, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866)645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 P o u l s b o , WA 9 8 3 7 0

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(866)645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-13-542252-SH, A-4375708 07/24/2013, 08/14/2013 Published in The Newport Miner July 24 and August 14, 2013. (25, 28)

_________________ 2013243 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 13-9-000999 Writ of Execution Issued: 07/12/2013 Sheriff’s Public Notice of Sale of Real Property Original Charles Robert Payne and Kay Marie Payne, husband and wife, Plaintiff, Vs. Swank & McPoland, LLC, an Idaho limited liability company; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; Defendant(s). TO: Swank & McPoland, LLC, an Idaho limited liability company; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 of Block 1 of Lancelot Shores Addition to Camelot Shores according to the recorded plat thereof, recorded in Book of Plats, page 12, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington. The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, September 6, 2013 Place: Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice; Front Door, East Entrance 229 S. Garden Avenue Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $794,964.84, together with interest, costs, and fee, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Alan A Botzheim, Sheriff Pend Oreille County, Washington By/s/ Linda Rusho Linda Rusho, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner July 24, 31, August 7 and 14, 2013. (25-4)

_________________ 2013250 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Juvenile Court No: 13-7-00033-9 Notice and Summons By Publication (Termination) In re the Welfare of Quinn Fleming (D.O.B 09/07/11) Minor Child TO: Sunny Yow, mother; Dylan Fleming, alleged father; anyone claiming a paternal interest, A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was filed on May 16, 2013; a fact finding hearing will be held on this matter on September 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Pend Oreille County Superior Court, 229 S. Garden Ave.,

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Newport WA 99156. You should be present at this hearing. The hearing will determine if your parental rights to your child are terminated. If you do not appear at the hearing, the court may enter an order in your absence terminating your parental rights. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Termination Petition, call DSHS at (509) 447-6216. To view information about your rights including right to a lawyer, go to www.atg. wa.gov/TRM.aspx. DATED 7/25/13 by direction of: Allen C. Nielson Judge /s/TAMMIE A. OWNBEY Clerk Published in The Newport Miner July 31, August 7 and 14, 2013. (26-3)

_________________ 2013251 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 11-2-004323 Writ of Execution Issued: 07/12/2013 Sheriff’s Public Notice of Sale of Real Property Edward Swan, as personal representative of the estate of Francis Theo Swan, Plaintiff, vs. John Herbert Friedlund, et al.; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; Defendant(s). To: John Herbert Friedlund, et al.; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: Lots 6 and 7 in Block 10 and Lots 12, 13, and 14 in Block 7 all in the Town of Metaline, WA located on South Main Street, Metaline, WA 99152 and Selkirk Street, Metaline, WA 99152. The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 11 :00 a.m. Date: Friday, September 6, 2013 Place: Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice; Front Door, East Entrance 229 S. Garden Avenue Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $261,567.94, together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. Dated this 29th day of July, 2013 Alan A. Botzheim, Sheriff Pend Oreille County, Washington by: /s/ DeLana Lace DeLana Lace, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner July 31, August 7, 14 and 21, 2013. (26-4)

________________ 2013252 SALE OF TIMBER 2013 ALLOTMENT TIMBER SALE ADVERTISEMENT Kalispel Indian Reservation- Usk, WA. Sealed bids, in duplicate, on forms provided therefore, marked outside “Proposal for Timber, 2013

ALLOTMENT Timber Sale” addressed to the Kalispel Tribe P.O.B. 39 Usk, WA. 99180 Attn: Forestry, will be received until 1:00pm local time August 20, 2013 or hand delivered to the Kalispel Tribal Office on the Kalispel Indian Reservation (1981 N. Leclerc Rd.) in Usk, WA. for the purchase of merchantable timber designated for removal. This timber sale contains approximately 40 acres with 25 acres to be logged, with an estimated volume of 82,339 board feet of sawlogs 5.5 inches DIB and greater scaling diameter on a sixteen foot log. Species consisting of 39.725 mbf of Grand fir/ Western Hemlock/Lodgepole pine, 1.599 mbf of Western Red Cedar 6-7 inch diameter, 13.638 mbf of Western Red Cedar 7+ inch diameter, 7.317 mbf of Douglas fir/Western Larch 6-11 inch diameter, 9.114 of Douglas fir/Western Larch 11+ inch diameter, 3.426 mbf of Ponderosa Pine 6-10 inch diameter, 5.894 mbf of Ponderosa Pine 10+ inch diameter and 1.626 mbf of White Pine sawlogs will be cut and hauled. The above volume estimates are not guaranteed. Each bidder must state the price per thousand board feet per bid group (Scribner Decimal “C” log scale) that will be paid for sawlogs cut and scaled. No bids of less than $214.87 per thousand board feet for Doug fir/Western Larch sawlogs 6-11 inch diameter, $182.61 per thousand board feet Doug fir/Western Larch 11+ inch diameter, $210.17 per thousand board feet for Grand fir/ Hemlock/Lodgepole sawlogs, $158.47 per thousand board feet of White Pine sawlogs, $408.62 per thousand board feet Western Red Cedar 6-7 inch diameter , $596.62 per thousand board feet Western Red Cedar sawlogs 7+ inch diameter, and $118.52 for per thousand board feet Ponderosa Pine 6-10 inch diameter, and $121.92 per thousand board feet Ponderosa Pine 10+ inch diameter sawlogs will be accepted. This sale is a fixed rate, or unadjusted stumpage rate sale. Removal of Smallwood Products will be charged at stated fixed rates based on tonnage. If these products are removed, weight will be by certified scales only. No estimates for these products were performed. Minimum bid rates for All species Pulp/Chip wood <5.5 DIB is $2.50 per ton. Bid deposits in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, bank draft, irrevocable letter of credit, or postal money order made payable to the Kalispel Tribe, or cash in the amount of $1500.00 must accompany each sealed bid. The deposit of the apparent highest bidder and of others who submit written requests to have their bids considered for acceptance will be retained pending acceptance or rejection of the bids. All other deposits will be returned following completion of the bidding. The deposit of the successful bidder will be applied as part of the purchase price against timber cut on this logging unit, or retained a liquidated damages if the bidder fails to execute the contract and furnish a satisfactory performance bond in the amount of $3000.00 within 30 days of the acceptance of the bid and/or before logging operations commence, whichever is sooner. The performance bond may be in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit, cash, or negotiable United States Securities or other form acceptable to the BIA SuperintendentSpokane Agency. The right CONTINUED ON 7B


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CONTINUED FROM 6B to waive technical defects and to reject any and all bids is reserved. Payments and deposits shall be by electronic funds transfer at the purchaser’s bank through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to the Treasury Department using instructions furnished separately by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Payments and deposits are due on the date specified using instructions furnished separately by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Before bids are submitted , full information concerning the timber, road requirements, conditions of sale, use of irrevocable letter of credit, and the submission of bids should be obtained from the Kalispel Tribe, POB. 39 Usk, WA. 99180. Sale information including the prospectus and bid package may be obtained from the Kalispel Tribe-Forestry Dept. POB 39, Usk, WA. 99180 or by calling 509445-1147 XT: 7284. Published in The Newport Miner July 31, August 7 and 14, 2013. (26-3)

________________ 2013258 NEWPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF CHANGES FOR AUGUST BOARD MEETINGS AND BOARD RETREAT The Board of Directors of Newport Consolidated Joint School District will not hold their regular meeting on August 12, 2013. The next regular meeting will be August 26, 2013 at 5 p.m. to be held at the Newport School District’s board room. In addition, the Board of Directors has called a Board Retreat for Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. to be held at 671 South Shore Road, Newport, Washington for the purpose of self evaluation and establish 2013-14 board goals. Published in The Newport Miner August 7 and 14, 2013. (27-2)

_________________ 2013259 NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NEWPORT, WASHINGTON Sealed Bids will be received by County of Pend Oreille at the County Commissioners Office, located in the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 West Fourth Avenue, Newport, Washington, until 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the construction of the improvement SP 601 North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway – SR 31 Eagle’s Nest and Crescent Lake. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in accordance with Section 1-02.7 of the 2012 Washington State Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the County of Pend Oreille. Bid Proposal, Plans and Specifications may be obtained from the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department, Road Division, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, Washington 99156, upon payment of $30.00, nonrefundable, per set. All checks shall be made payable to the Pend Oreille County Road Department. Informational copies of maps, plans and specifica-

tions are on file for inspection in the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department, Road Division, in Newport, Washington, and the Chapter offices of the Associated General Contractors of America. Plans and specifications may also be viewed at the official Pend Oreille County web site: http://www.pendoreilleco.org A non-mandatory prebid conference will be conducted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:00 am at Pend Oreille County Road Shop 3, located at 161 Sullivan Lake Road, Ione, Washington 99139. Bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to: THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, COURTHOUSE, NEWPORT, WASHINGTON 99156 with “BID FOR COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER SP 601 North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway – SR 31 Eagle’s Nest and Crescent Lake written on the outside. Pend Oreille County in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Published in The Newport Miner August 7, 14 and 21, 2013. (27-3)

_________________ 2013260 NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to 43.21C RCW, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on August 05, 2013 receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist with supplemental documents prepared for the Shirrel Driveway Project (SEPA13-006). Locations: 3022 Baker Lake Rd., Newport, WA 99156. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the County Community Development Dept. Pend Oreille County has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 19711-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed application. Written comments on the SEPA checklist must be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than August 22, 2013. The submitted application and related documents may be exami ned by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and is available on the Pend Oreille County website: www.pendoreilleco.org. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Natural Resource Planner, tmclaughlin@pendoreille. org. Required Permit(s): Grading and Fill Permit (POC), Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Federal Authorization (ACOE)

Date of permit application: August 05, 2013 Date of determination of completeness: August 05, 2013 Date of notice of application and action: August 05, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner August 7 and 14, 2013. (27-2)

_________________ 2013158 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE We are a debt collector. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that Purpose. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. will on September 13, 2013 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; LOT 27, BLOCK II, TOWN OF METALINE FALLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK 2 OF PLATS, PAGE 101, RECORDS OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated April 24, 2009, recorded April 29, 2009, under Auditor’s File No. 20090301323 records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Ronald E Strom, an Unmarried Person, as Grantor, to Pend Oreille Title Company, 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 Mountain West Bank and its successors and assigns as beneficiary. Bank of America, N.A. is now the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust. 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: Amount due to reinstate by May 9, 2013. Delinquent Monthly Payments Due from 1/1/2011 through 5/1/2013: 19 payment(s) at $941.52 10 payment(s) at $976.05 Total: $27,649.38 Accrued Late Charges: $112.98 Property Inspection: $240.00 Escrow Deficiency: $1,010.55 Property Preservation Fees: $1,547.70 Other Miscellaneous: $725.00 T O TA L D E FA U LT: $31,285.61 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $145,174.43, together with interest from December I, 20 I 0 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.

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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 September 13, 2013. The payments, late charges, or other defaults must be cured by September 2, 2013 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before September 2, 2013 (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 September 2, 2013 (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 addressees): See Mailing List: Ronald E Strom 407 Pend Oreille Blvd Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Jane Doe Unknown Spouse of Ronald E Strom 407 Pend Oreille Blvd Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Ronald E Strom 3590 Cherry Acres Rd Cool, CA 95614 Jane Doe Unknown Spouse of Ronald E Strom 3590 Cherry Acres Rd Cool, CA 95614 Ronald E Strom PO BOX 335 Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Jane Doe Unknown Spouse of Ronald E Strom POBOX 335 Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Sandra Bateman 407 Pend Oreille Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Sandra Bateman 3590 Cherry Acres Rd Cool, CA 95614 Sandra Bateman PO BOX 335 Metaline Falls, W A 99153 by both first class and certified mail on March 13, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on March 13,2013, 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 1 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. VIIl. 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

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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 20’h 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: (I) 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. XII. NOTICE THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: (1-877-8944663) Website: http://www. wshfc.org/bllvers/collnseling.htm The United States De-

partment of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (1-800-5694287) Website: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfll/hcc/fc/index. cfm?webListAction=sear ch&searchstate=WA&filte rSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (1-800-6064819) Website: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear DATE: May 6, 2013. Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S., Successor Trustee By: /s/ William L. Bishop William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 Published in The Newport Miner August 14 and September 4, 2013. (28, 31)

_________________ 2013262 PEND OREILLE COUNTY RFQ LOGGING & HAULING SERVICES – 2013 TIMBER SALE Pend Oreille County is soliciting quotes from certified logging contractors to perform logging and hauling services on a 183-acre timber sale this fall. The sale consists of 5 separate harvest units with a total estimated harvest volume of 715 MBF. A detailed solicitation is available at the Pend Oreille County Commissioners Office (625 W. 4th Street) or county web site: http:// www.pendoreilleco.org/. Sealed bid proposals will be accepted at the Commissioner’s office until 2 p.m., September 6, 2013. Published in The Newport Miner August 14 and 21, 2013. (28-2)

________________ 2013263 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOLICITATION Request for Statement of Qualifications (RSQ) City of Newport Request for Qualification Data to Furnish Engineering Services The City of Newport is requesting qualified engineers to submit statements of qualification for engineering services related to the SR 2 – 4th Street to 7th Street Non-Motorized Transportation Sidewalk Improvement Project. These services will be to perform a scope of work, which includes providing engineering services of all construction plans, design services, preparation of contract documents, contract administration services and construction inspection services. The project budget, including construction, is approximately $718,000.00 with plans and specifications complete by November 30, 2013. One or more firms will be selected for an interview based upon the following criteria categories: Qualification of key personnel; Relevant experience as demonstrated on previous projects; Previous performance; Expressed interest in the project; Washington State Certified Minority Enterprise Participation. Firms desiring consideration shall submit a complete qualification package and any other pertinent data to further assist the selection committee in evaluating the firm’s qualification to: Ray King, City Administrator. Qualification packages should be submitted to arrive no later than 4:00 PM on September 05, 2013. The most highly

rated firm will be selected for an interview and negotiation of the professional service contract. The project is partially funded through the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program with state funds provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the City of Newport. As a result, cost plus percentage of construction cost contracts will not be allowed and a number of state and federal equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements will apply to the selection process and conduct of the project. The City of Newport is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority- and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals. Newport City Hall is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter will be made upon receiving twenty-four hour advance notice. Questions regarding the project or proposal may be referred to Ray King, City Administrator, 200 S. Washington Avenue, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-5611. Published in The Newport Miner on August 14 and 21, 2013. (28-2)

________________ 2013264 PEND OREILLE COUNTY STATE OF WASHINGTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR INTENT TO SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY In the matter of the sale of surplus real property to the public. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, will on the 26th day of August, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. hold a Public Hearing on the sale of Surplus Property, proceeding of which were initiated by Pend Oreille County, such property to be disposed of being more particularly described as follows: PID #26814/GEO #453113510056. Legal Description: Lots 8 and 9 Halfords, Approximate property location: 346 N. Quail Avenue, Newport, WA 99156 PID #18214/GEO #453233510011. Legal Description: Lot 11 Blk. A Pleasant View, Approximate property location: 171 Pleasant Dr. E., Newport, WA 99156 PID #18217/GEO #453233510040. Legal Description: Tracts A & D Pleasant View, Approximate property location: 46 Anne Way, Newport, WA 99156 PID #18318/GEO #453234519039. Legal Description: Lot 28 Pleasant View, Approximate property location: 10 Anne Way, Newport, WA 99156 PID #26991/GEO #453101110001. Legal Description: NE ¼ NE ¼ NE ¼; E ½ SE ¼ NE ¼ NE ¼; E 1/2 NE ¼ SE ¼ NE ¼ N of County Rd. 01-3145. Approximate property location: 1157 Bench Road, Newport, WA 99156 Said hearing will be held at the office of the Board of County Commissioners, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. You are hereby notified to be then and there present to show cause, if any there be, why said Surplus Property should not be disposed of as provided by law. DATED this 5th day of August, 2013. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Published in The Newport Miner August 14 and 21, 2013. (28-2)

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2013265 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RELIABILITY COMPLIANCE CONSULTING SERVICES PEND OREILLE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County (the District), is requesting proposals for assistance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability compliance regulatory obligations. Work will include assisting the District with technical reliability compliance issues, developing, writing, and implementing reliability compliance documentation, conducting process improvements, performing mock audits of District reliability compliance obligations, and assisting with staff training. Other reliability related tasks may be added as needed. The company selected will have experience and knowledge working with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability related requirements and programs. Interested parties may obtain a complete Request for Proposal Packet by contacting the District’s Contracts Administrator at (509) 447-9345. RFP package submittals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., September 9, 2013. Submittals may be sent to: Sandra Pea Compliance Manager Pend Oreille PUD P.O. Box 190 Newport, WA 99156 spea@popud.org Women’s, minority, and small business enterprises are encouraged to apply. The District is an equal opportunity employer. Published in The Newport Miner August 14, 2013. (28)

________________ 2013266 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE No. 13-4-01097-8 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) In the Matter of the Estate of DIANE K. NORRIS, Deceased The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: CONTINUED ON 8B


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Bonner County Fair Schedule TUESDAY, AUG. 20 11 a.m. – Potato Quiz Bowl, Main Exhibit Building 11 a.m. – Financial Aid, Cost and Herbicide Uses, Indoor Stage Noon – Life Cycle of a Chicken Poster Contest, Poultry Barn Noon – 3D Canstruction, Main Exhibit Building 1 p.m. – Cake and Cupcake Walk, North Lawn 1:30 p.m. – Pizza Eating Contest, TBA 2 p.m. – Bucket of Junk Contest, Main Exhibit Building 2:30 p.m. – Cow Chip Bingo, Indoor Arena 2:30 p.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, North Lawn 3 p.m. – 4-H Archery Demo,

We Support our Fair American Tree Service (208) 448-1670 White Cross Pharmacy & Compounding (208) 448-1633 NAPA Auto Parts (509) 447-4515 Laclede Convenience Store & Deli (208) 263-3892 Yoke’s Sandpoint (208) 263-4613 H&D Diesel (509) 447-4699 Animal Doctor (208) 437-2800 Rob’s Heating & Cooling (208) 437-0174 Bonner Saw (208) 448-1522 Mountain View Family Medicine (208) 263-9545 Gem State Miner Newspapers (509) 447-2433 Blanchard Inn (208) 437-3137 Carl Pitts & Sons Well Drilling (208) 437-4168 Tri Pro Forest Products (208) 437-2412 Les Schwab (208) 448-2311

Warm-up Arena 3:30 p.m. – Spud Decorating Contest, Main Exhibit Building 3:30 p.m. – New Invasive Species, Indoor Stage 4 p.m. – Lads and Ladies, Swine Area 5 p.m. – Sheep Quiz Bowl, Swine Area 5:30 p.m. – Hero for a Day winner announced, Bandstand 5:30 p.m. – Queen for a Day winner announced, Bandstand 5:30 p.m. – Fair Royalty Crowning, Bandstand 5:30 p.m. – Lee Jackson plays Guitar and Sings, North Lawn 6 p.m. – So You Think You Can Sing?, North Lawn 7 p.m. – Motorcycle and ATV Games, Outdoor Arena 7 p.m. – Rick and George perform Rock and Country, Ed Brown Bandstand 7 p.m. – Miah Kohal Band Performs, North Lawn 8 p.m. – School Spirit Night, Indoor Arena WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 All Day – Patrick’s Mechanical Bull – Southeast Lawn 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Jackie’s Pony Rides, Between Barns 11 a.m. – Pumpkin Quiz, Main Exhibit Building 11 a.m. – Kick, Pass and Run Contest, Southeast Lawn 11 a.m. – Rev. Len Pine, Singer/ Songwriter, North Lawn Noon – ‘Just Call Me Martha’ Crafts, Main Exhibit Building 12:30 p.m. – Fried Bacon Trio plays 50s and 60s Rock and Blues, North Lawn 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Tractor Play Day, Outdoor Arena 1 p.m. – Introduction to Bee Keeping, Indoor Stage 2 p.m. – Peggy Carter plays the Hammered Dulcimer, Indoor Stage 2:30 p.m. – Super Teen, Indoor Arena 2:30 p.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, North Lawn 3:30 p.m. – Watermelon Eating Contest, TBA Poultry Quiz Bowl, following Adult Fitting and Showing 4 p.m. – Reining, Outdoor Arena 4 p.m. – Peggy Carter plays the Hammered Dulcimer, North Lawn 4 p.m. – Circus Arts Performers, Ed Brown Bandstand 4 p.m. – Vaulting Exhibition, Indoor Arena 4 p.m. – Exercise Institute 15-minute Fitness Program, Indoor Stage 5 p.m. – Greased Pig Scramble,

Indoor Arena 5 p.m. – Country Plus Band, North Lawn 7 p.m. – Doug Bond, Singer/ Songwriter Performs, Ed Brown Bandstand 7:30 p.m. – Barrel Racing, Outdoor Arena 8 p.m. – Jesse Bennett, Singer/ Songwriter Performs, Ed Brown Bandstand 8:15 p.m. – Lee Jackson plays Guitar and Sings, North Lawn 9 p.m. – Devon Wade performs, Ed Brown Bandstand

6 p.m. – Celebrities Large Livestock Round Robin, Indoor Arena 6 p.m. – Lee Jackson plays Guitar and Sings, North Lawn 7 p.m. – The Dating Game, Bandstand 7 p.m. – Ranch Sorting, Outdoor Arena 7:30 p.m. – Lars and Marie Larson and Bill Reed, North Lawn 8 p.m. – Line Dance, Ed Brown Bandstand 8:45 p.m. – Bashful Dan’s Dance Party

3 p.m. – Fair’s Price is Right, North Lawn 3:30 p.m. – Sheep Herding with Randy Curless, Southeast Lawn 3:30 p.m. – Star Alexander Magician, Main Exhibit Building 5 p.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, North Lawn 5:30 p.m. – Glenna and her performing pig Gub Gub, Swine Area 5:30 p.m. – Taekwondo Exhibition, North Lawn 6 p.m. – The Trumpet Man Robert Cunningham, North Lawn

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 All Day – Patrick’s Mechanical Bull – Southeast Lawn 9 a.m. – Chili Cook Off, North Side of Main Exhibit Building 10 a.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, North Lawn 10 a.m. – Salsa Contest Judging 10:30 a.m. – Turkey Calling Championship, Poultry Barn 11 a.m. – Tree Pruning, Indoor Stage 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Jackie’s Pony Rides, Between Barns Noon – Cookie Decorating Contest, Main Exhibit Building Noon to 3 p.m. – Zandoozles Presents Big Bubbles, South Lawn 12:30 p.m. – Paint Your Horse, Outdoor Arena 12:30 p.m. – Horse Quiz Bowl, Northeast Horse Barn 12:30 p.m. – 4-H Ranch Horse Demonstration, Outdoor Arena 1:30 p.m. – Diaper Decorating Contest, North Lawn 1:30 p.m. – Peggy Carter plays the Hammered Dulcimer, North Lawn Hog Calling Contest, following Hog Calling in Swine Area 2 p.m. – Preserving Foods, Indoor Stage 2:30 p.m. – Ice Cream Eating Contest, Southeast Lawn 3 p.m. – The Fair’s Mystery Clue Game, North Lawn 3 p.m. – Tractor Maintenance, South Lawn 3:30 p.m. – Loose Weight and Keep It Off, Indoor Stage 4 p.m. – Ranch Cutting Horse, Outdoor Arena Bovine Costume Contest, following Adult Fitting and Showing, Indoor Arena 4:30 p.m. – Back Seat Driving, Indoor Arena 4:30 p.m. – Healthy Foods, Indoor Stage 5:30 p.m. – 4-H Drill Team, Outdoor Arena 5:30 p.m. – Glenna and her performing pig Gub Gub, Swine Area

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 All Day – Patrick’s Mechanical Bull – Southeast Lawn 7:30 a.m. – 5K Run or Walk, Main Exhibit Building 8 a.m. – Sales Talk Competition, Indoor Arena 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Dutch Oven Cooking Contest, North Side of Main Exhibit Building 8:30 a.m. – 4-H Large Animal Round Robin, Indoor Arena 4-H Small Animal Round Robin, follows Large Animal Round Robin, Indoor Arena 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Digital Camera Shoot Out 10:30 a.m. – Barnyard Olympics, Indoor Arena 10:30 a.m. – Star Alexander Magician, North Lawn 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Jackie’s Pony Rides, Between Barns 11 a.m. – Farmathon, TBA 11 a.m. – Cake Decorating Challenge, Indoor Stage 11 a.m. – Taekwondo Exhibition, North Lawn 11:30 a.m. – Meats Identification Contest, Cattle Barn Gown, Goat and Tux Contest, following the Adult Fitting and Showing, Swine Area 12:30 p.m. – Beef Bowl Quiz, Cattle Barn 1 p.m. – Equine Costume Class, Outdoor Arena 1 p.m. – Little Folks Fair Open Horse Show, Outdoor Arena 1 p.m. – Baseball Throwing Contest, Southeast Lawn 1 p.m. – Lee Jackson plays Guitar and Sings, North Lawn 1 p.m. – Small Area Irrigation, Indoor Stage Goat Costume Contest, following Adult Fitting and Showing, Swine Area 1:30 p.m. – Big Wheel Bike Race, Southeast Lawn 2 p.m. – Goat Quiz Bowl, Cattle Barn 2 p.m. – Berry Plants, Indoor Stage 2:30 p.m. – Pie Eating Contest, TBA

SATURDAY, AUG. 24 All Day – Patrick’s Mechanical Bull – Southeast Lawn All Day – Ronald McDonald 10 a.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, North Lawn 10 a.m. – Micro Greens, Indoor Stage 10:30 a.m. – Most Adorable Baby Contest, Ed Brown Bandstand 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Jackie’s Pony Rides, Between Barns 11 a.m. – Chicken Dance, Poultry Barn 11 a.m. – Cheerleading Competition, North Lawn 11 a.m. – City Mayors Pie Contest, Main Exhibit Building 11 a.m. – Composting, Indoor Stage 11:30 a.m. – Little Miss Pageant, Ed Brown Bandstand Noon – Costume Party, North Lawn Noon – Introduction to Raising Poultry, Indoor Stage 12:30 p.m. – Survivor, Indoor Arena 1 p.m. – Cupcake Wars, Main Exhibit Building 1 p.m. – Pedal Tractor Pull, Southeast Lawn 1 p.m. – Star Alexander Magician, North Lawn 1-3 p.m. – Smokey Bear 1:30 p.m. – Fairnopoly 2 p.m. – Glenna and her performing pig Gub Gub, Swine Area 2 p.m. – Schwan’s Ice Cream Eating Contest, Schwan’s Booth 2:30 p.m. – Floral Challenge, Main Exhibit Building 2:30 p.m. – World’s Smallest Rodeo, Indoor Arena 3 p.m. – Studio 1, Ed Brown Bandstand 3:30 p.m. – Sheep Herding with Randy Curless, Southeast Lawn 4 p.m. – Project Runway, Indoor Arena 4 p.m. – Glenna and her performing pig Gub Gub, Swine Area 4:30 p.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, Main Exhibit Building 4:30 p.m. – Star Alexander Magi-

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2013267 LENORA WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (LWSD) Lancelot Well Source Improvement Project WATER TREATMENT PLANT INVITATION FOR BID Sealed bids will be received by the Lenora Water and Sewer District, located at 1091 Lenora Drive, P.O. Box 297, Usk, WA 99180, until 1 P.M. on September 10, 2013 for construction of a 40 gpm oxidation filtration municipal water treatment system to reduce Arsenic, Iron, Manganese

and provide disinfection in water produced by two (2) existing groundwater well sources. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately following the close of bid receipt. No late or faxed bids will be accepted. A pre-bid conference will be held at 10 A.M. on August 27, 2013 at the LWSD office located at 1091 Lenora Drive, Usk, WA 99180. The project consists of, supply and install treatment plant equipment in new pumphouse building to be constructed by others through separate contract with LWSD, coordination before, during and after construction, and system commissioning/start up. A complete description of project approach and requirements is provided in the project bidding documents. Bidding documents for the project are prepared by North Engineering and Surveying. Availability of bidding documents: Bona fide water treatment providers may be purchase bidding documents from Standard Digital located at 256 West Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone (509)624-2985. Bidding documents are also available for viewing at Spo-

kane Regional Planning Center located at 209 N. Havana, Spokane, WA 99202, (509)328-9600. Submit questions in writing to Bart North, PE at bartdorth@frontier.com. Verbal responses shall be non-binding. Only clarifications by written addendum shall be reflected in the bid proposal. Bid Security: A certified or bank cashier’s check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid amount, payable to the Lenora Water and Sewer District, or bid bond executed by a licensed bonding company is required with each bid. Rejection of Bids: LWSD shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding document or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular. LWSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (small, minority- and women-owned businesses) are encouraged to submit bids. All work performed on the project will be subject to the higher of State of Washington Prevailing Wage or Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage requirements. This project is funded by a federal loan from the Department of Health,

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Public Works Board and Department of Commerce Drinking Water State Revolving Loan fund program. Advertisement Dates: August 14, 2013 and August 21, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner August 14 and 21, 2013. (28-2)

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2013268 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON In and for the County of Pend Oreille Case No.: 13-4-00034-6 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) In the Estate of: Melvin Clevenger, Deceased. The person named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner provided by RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representatives or to Personal Representatives’ attorney at the address below a copy of the claim; and filing the original of the claim with the Court. The claim must be presented

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We Support our Fair Ben Franklin (208) 437-4822 Selkirk Ace Hardware (208) 437- 5669 Aerocet (208) 448-0400 Seeber’s (509) 447-2484 City Service Valcon (208) 437-3513 Bonner General Hospital (208) 263-1441 Green Owl Tavern (208) 448-1995 Office Services (208) 448-2941 Rival Roofing (208) 610-6656 Northern Lakes Dock & Barge (208) 437-2004 Karaoke by Marj (208) 704-3843 Kalispel Tribe (509) 445-1147 Pend Oreille Players (509) 671-1442 Northwest Carry & Defend Concealed Weapons Permit Classes (208) 215-5661 Metaline Falls Trading Co. (509) 446-2301

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within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representatives served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) Four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: August 14, 2013 Personal Representatives: Peggy Clevenger Attorney for Personal Representatives: Linda J. Mathis Address for Mailing or Service: 301 W. Spruce St., Suite B Newport, WA 99156 /s/ Linda J. Mathis Linda J. Mathis Attorney for Personal Representative WSBA #16495 Published in The Newport Miner August 14, 21 and 28, 2013. (28-3)

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cian, North Lawn 4:45 p.m. – Parade of Champions, Indoor Arena 5:30 p.m. – Fire Artist Josh Bladzik Performs, North Lawn 6 p.m. – Taekwondo Exhibition, North Lawn 6 p.m. – Albeni Falls Scottish Dances, Ed Brown Bandstand 6:30 p.m. – Lee Jackson plays Guitar and Sings, North Lawn 7 p.m. – Demolition Derby, Outdoor Arena, gates open at 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. – The Trumpet Man Robert Cunningham, North Lawn

2013269 COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND ACTION Pursuant to County

Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on August 05, 2013 received a complete Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, RGP 7, SEPA Environmental Checklist, and associated documents from Charles Jolly, and did on August 12, 2013 issue a Determination of Completeness for a shoreline stabilization and stairs project on the Pend Oreille River. (FILE NO. SSDP-13-012), Location: 1420 Ashenfelter Bay Rd., Newport, WA 99156. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on May 03, 2013, and the county expects to issue a Determination of Non-Significance for this project. The optional DNS process is being used and this may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts for the proposal. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County

Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than August 29, 2013. The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission will be hearing this Substantial Shoreline Development Permit Application on September 10, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Cusick Community Center, 111 S. First Ave., Cusick, WA Required Permits: Substantial Shoreline Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Federal Authorization Dated: August 12, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner August 14 and 21, 2013. (28-2)

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2013270 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the provision of the Idaho code 31-1419-A, notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of August, 2013, at the hour of 6:00 p.m., a public hearing will be held at the CoolinCavanaugh Bay Fire Station, 171 Cavanaugh Bay Road, Coolin, Idaho. At

which hearing the board of fire commissioners of the district will explain its proposed budget for the year 2014, at which hearing all interested persons may attend and file objections thereto. A copy of the proposed 2014 budget for the Coolin-Cavanaugh Bay Fire Protection District is attached and made part of this notice of hearing, and such budget shall be available for public inspection from and after said date of this notice, at said fire station, located at 171 Cavanaugh Bay Road, Coolin, Idaho. Said budget notice is also posted at the US Post Office, Leonard Paul Store and the Fire Station, all in Coolin, Idaho. Proposed Budget 2014 Receipts: Estimated Revenue $90,224 Expenses Operational Expense $81,874 Insurance $1,350 Vehicle Fund $3,500 Building Fund $3,500 To t a l N e w B u d g e t $90,224 Glenn Bowers, Chairman Pat Wagner, Office Manager Published in The Newport Miner August 14, 2013. (28)


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