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Free fiber line extension offer expiring By Don Gronning Of The Miner

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille PUD commissioners voted unanimously to change some of their Community Network System rates, following a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 20. The main change will affect residential fiber customers. The PUD doesn’t sell retail internet services, instead it sells wholesale to Retail Service Providers, who sell the retail services. The main change is the PUD is phasing out the free line extensions for fiber optic services and the offer for free electronic installation outside the house. These were offered to customers in an effort to bring up the take rate for fiber services. People who have signed consent forms before Sept. 28, 2012, will have until the end of the year to take advantage of the line extensions and electronic work. After that they will have to pay the full rate, which for line extensions can be several thousand dollars. The electronic work outside the home costs about $1,000. The change was needed because of the uncertainty of as many as 2,000 potential builds carrying over from year to year. That number may not be accurate, as the offers for discounted line extensions and electronics were not transferable. Some people may have bought a home thinking the offer applied to them when in fact it doesn’t. PUD Treasurer Sarah Holderman said the PUD plans an outreach campaign to let people know about the change. The customers fall into two

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Historical Society celebrates 50 years TOP: The Pend Oreille County Historical Society and museum celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 17. Festivities were in full swing, complete with music, demonstrations, the farmers’ market, and people dressing according to the period. Pictured is Joanne Heinz of Diamond Lake, who plays the mountain dulcimer in the church replica on the museum grounds. RIGHT: Olivia Giannasi (right) was in one of the old trapper’s cabins doing demonstrations on how to make birch baskets by hand.

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Fire districts fill ambulance gap

Deputy fills shoes of former Student Resource Officer

Two will ask voters for levy funds

By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Students in the Newport School District are seeing a new face in the halls, one that might carry more authority than your average stern look from an adult. Though for all that clout behind the badge he wears and the gun he carries, Pend Oreille County Sherriff’s Deputy Jake Larson’s demeanor is easy-going and approachable. The start of the 2016-2017 school year finds Larson, 30, replacing Gerry Dobson as the district’s new Student Resource Officer. School resource officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers who are responsible for providing security and crime pre-

By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

CUSICK – The gap in ambulance transport services is being filled by Pend Oreille County’s various fire districts, in the face of Newport Ambulance closing its doors, as of Sept. 1. Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6 Chief Alex Arnold pointed out last week that his district, along with the Kalispel Tribe Fire Department, is transporting patients from the east side of the Pend Oreille River. “Our two agencies have developed an excellent working relationship,” Arnold wrote in a Facebook post. “We have had an auto-aid agreement in place for two years.” The agreement provides a notification to both agencies in the event of an emergency. The Tribal Fire Department is a licensed transport agency, and has just put into service a new ambu-

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Student Resource Officer and Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Lawson at Sadie Halstead Middle School.

vention services in school districts. Dobson quit his position with the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office in July when his wife was offered a new job out of state. Dobson had been the Student Resource Officer for two

years. This is the third year the sheriff’s office has partnered with the district to provide a resource officer. “I’m trying to fill some big shoes,” says Larson See Officer, 2A

lance. On the west side of the river, South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue, along with Pend Oreille Fire District 4 is supplying ambulance services, and covering portions of Fire District Nos. 5 and 8. This is all part of Pend Oreille County’s contingency plan placed into effect July 8, when the Pend Oreille EMS and Trauma Council was notified by Newport Ambulance owner Steve Groom that his agency might be closing. He backed away from that statement later, saying his financial issues had been resolved and he planned to stay open. He then announced Sept. 1 that his agency, located in Oldtown, was “taking a break” from ambulance transports. The state of Idaho then filed a lawsuit against Newport Ambulance last week. See Fire Districts, 2A

B r i e f ly Newport will look like a disaster Saturday

Log truck rolls over near Cusick

NEWPORT – People will see what looks like a disaster Saturday morning, Sept, 24. That’s when the Pend Oreille County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be conducting an emergency response live exercise in the Newport/Oldtown area. Residents of that area are likely to see a number emergency response vehicles in that area participating in the drill. This live exercise is to test local responder readiness in case of a large-scale emergency incident. There will be signs in the drill area and all activities should be wrapped up by noon.

CUSICK – A logging truck rollover resulted in unknown injuries on Wednesday, Sept. 14, according to a press release form the Washington State Patrol (WSP). The incident occurred around 7:05 in the morning seven miles north of Cusick. The commercial vehicle rolled over, losing its load and partially blocking westbound traffic. The driver was transported to Newport Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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Public meeting at Family Crisis Network Oct. 4 NEWPORT – The Family Crisis Network will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. to discuss services provided with STOP grant funding in Pend Oreille County. The discussion includes current services provided under the grant, and gaps and barriers to services the community. The talk will also include efforts to reduce the risk of domestic violence related homicides. The Family Crisis Network Conference Room is located at 730 W. First Street in Newport.







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By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

PRIEST RIVER – The annual Oktoberfest celebration and Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta (HOP) returns Saturday, Sept. 24, with boats and beer taking center stage (not at the same time, however). Oktoberfest, which is sponsored by the Priest River Chamber of Commerce, starts at noon and goes until dark downtown. There will be a variety of activities, including a sidewalk chalk art contest, pumpkin painting contest, and a scarecrow contest. Kids’


activities include a climbing wall, plus there will be food and craft vendors. Live entertainment includes performances by the Skivees and the Bodie Canyon Band. People are invited to buy a mug, and receive the first beer free. For more information, call 208-448-2721. The sixth annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta starts at 8:30 a.m. Race check-in will be at 6:30 a.m. with the coach and cox meeting at 7 a.m. For something different this year, the Priest River is included in the racecourse. This is to help ensure racing

regardless of weather, since wind gusts are minimized on Priest River. In years prior, wind has curtailed completion of the entire regatta twice. Other bonuses of adding Priest River is that the navigation of the racecourse is more consistent with what is expected in a headrace and opportunities for spectators to see more rowing increase as both the racecourse and warm-up courses are in closer proximity. The new racecourse begins over a mile upstream from the confluence of the Priest River

and Pend Oreille River. The shells will course down the Priest River, upstream on the Pend Oreille for 800 meters (0.5 miles) and then turning downstream to finish at Bonner Park West. Race warm-up occurs simultaneously on the south shore of the Pend Oreille. To facilitate this change, the race will be staged in flights. There will be about 15 minutes between flights. For spectators, it would be recommended to be at the racecourse by 8 a.m. Spectators can view the race from several vantage points, the Priest River Bridge,

Merritt Brothers Bridge and Bonner Park West. Private residences along the Priest River will have a very intimate view of the race. A barbeque to herald the regatta will be held Friday, Sept. 23 from 5-7:30 p.m. Open to the public and rowers alike, the meal includes tri-tip, chicken breasts, pasta, Caesar and broccoli salads, fresh fruit and home-baked cookies. Tickets are purchased at the door: $10 per person, with children 12 and under for $7. For additional information visit the HOP website at HOPRegatta.org or the HOP Facebook page.

14 collisions in U.S. in 10 days due to Pokémon Go OLYMPIA – A new study indicates Pokémon Go poses a significant hazard for younger drivers. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a national report Friday that tracked 14 Pokémon Go related crashes over a 10-day period in July of this year. The researchers correlated drivers’ tweets with crash data found on news reports. According to the study, 18 percent of tweets indicated a person was playing and driving (“Omg I’m catching Pokémon and driving”), 11 percent indicated a passenger was playing (“Just made sis drive me around to find Pokémon”), and four percent indicated a pedestrian was distracted (“Almost got hit by a car playing Pokémon GO”). The Washington State Patrol is urging drivers to put the brakes on using Pokémon Go or other apps

while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The WSP has already witnessed collisions and dangerous driving behavior as a result of drivers and passengers distracted by the online game. On Monday, July 18, the Washington State Patrol investigated its first collision due to a driver distracted by a Pokémon Go application. The collision occurred on State Route 202 near 332nd Street in Fall City shortly after the popular app was launched. A distracted driver ran into a stopped car carrying a mother and her son. No one was injured. In addition to the Pokémon Go collision, troopers have stopped drivers for being distracted while driving with the application open. Over two days in July in the Wenatchee area, a trooper stopped two cars for driving while distracted due to the app.

In the first instance, on July 11, at 6 p.m., the trooper stopped a young male driver who appeared to be texting while driving. When questioned, the driver said he was playing Pokémon Go. The next day on July 12, at 1:30 a.m., the same trooper made a traffic stop along Airport Road after noticing a vehicle traveling very slowly and weaving in and out of lanes and failing to stop at a stop sign on Old Riverside Highway. The 17-year-old male driver had his phone with the Pokémon Go game up. The phenomenon of driving while distracted is growing. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, fatalities caused by distracted driving increased by 30.8 percent in 2015. According to the Department of Licensing, 24 percent of young drivers involved in Washington fatal crashes were distracted

in 2015, up from 18 percent in 2008. Videos taken inside teenage driver’s car seconds before a crash reveal some startling statistics. Out of 1,700 videos taken, 58 percent of teen drivers involved in moderate to severe crashes were distracted, 15 percent included passenger distraction, and 12 percent included cell phone distraction. The WSP urges gamers to consider safety over their high score. Below are safety tips to consider before attempting becoming a Pokémon master: • Do not trespass. Don’t be poking out of bushes at WSP facilities or anyone else’s private property, especially at night as it will most likely trigger security or cause police to respond. • Don’t catch and drive; it’s more dangerous than texting while driving.

Fire Districts: County officials talk of ambulance district From Page 1A

See separate story. Members of Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6 are partnering with

the tribe’s fire department to provide full crews for EMS transport needs. “In the event their unit is unavailable,

POFD6 has a transport capable ambulance to provide the service. We will also provide backup coverage in the event that KTFD is transport-

ing to Newport Hospital,” chief Arnold said. Pend Oreille County officials are discussing the formation of an ambulance district, while

at last two fire districts – Nos. 4 and 2 – are planning to ask voters for levy funds for transport services on November’s ballot.

Officer: School officials try to resolve before law enforcement From Page 1A

of replacing Dobson. “He made great strides in the community and officer relationship, particularly working with the kids and helping maintain that safe environment.” Though Larson is provided an office at the Newport High School, he splits his time visiting all four school sites in the district: Stratton Elementary, Sadie Halstead Middle School, Newport High School and Pend Oreille River School, the alternative school.

Besides assisting with any law enforcements issues that may arise on school property, Larson also teaches classes in classroom safety and serves as a mentor for children, participating in events like the Bike Rodeo at Stratton earlier this month and monitoring traffic safety around the schools and at home sporting events. Larson works in the school district Monday through Friday and his duties are considered his regular job as law enforcement for the sheriff’s office. “If I’m needed to enforce the

law at some point in the school district, that’s why I’m here,” says Lawson, who hails from Hillyard in Spokane and has been with the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office for five years. “But the whole point, if a conflict arises, is to let the school district do everything in their power to work it out before law enforcement has to step in. It should be more of a preventative approach then a reactionary one.” But if it comes down to it, Lawson can arrest people. Lawson worked at Airway Heights Correctional Facility for

three years before transferring to the Pend Oreille county Sheriff’s Department. He says he enjoys the rural beauty and lifestyle the area has to offer. Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Boztheim commends Lawson for his motivation to “be a solution” for improving local kids’ lives through their interaction with law enforcement. “Often times, in this line of work, you see people at their worst,” says Botzheim. “He (Lawson) has a great desire to help young people, and I think that shows.”

PUD: CNS will send notifications to most current address From Page 1A

categories: those who have not yet had the construction completed and those who have fiber already built to the home but have yet to take service. Both groups of people need to select an RSP before their process can be completed. PUD commissioners expressed some concern about notifying custom-

ers that the offer was expiring. “I’m concerned about the vagueness of the notification,” Rick Larson said. CNS personnel explained that they would send notifications to the most current addresses they have. Other changes included a change to the Premium Class Service. That’s the service offered to RSPs.

The Premium Class Service comes with 24/7 repair service if something goes wrong. Repairs are offered for the Standard Class and Standard Class Wireless Service Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Premium Class customers also will be offered a discount for three-year commitments. It will amount to about one month’s charge per

year. There were changes made to the Wireless Class Customers. The PUD through CNS walks a fine line between selling retail and selling wholesale. The PUD is prohibited from selling retail fiber services. Since wireless service is affected by things like trees and mountains that interfere with transmis-


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sion, it is sometimes necessary to put the receiver up high. The PUD, which has trucks with bucket lifts that can get 45 feet into the air, offered to assist the RSPs with finding the best site and installing dishes up high, if needed. The RSP would pay for and own the equipment and be responsible for any repairs after the receiver is installed.

Sunshine and Plenty of Sun Pleasantly Warm

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Last Year: The weather this week last year was about 10 degress cooler with no rain or fog. Temperatures stayed in the 60’s.

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b r i e f ly Library District looking for new director NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Library District Board of Trustees Hiring Committee will report on the first round interview results for the position of Director of Library Services during an executive session Thursday, Sept. 22. No action will be taken. Depending on the determination of the board of trustees during the Sept. 22 general meeting, an executive session may be called for Friday, Sept. 23. General meetings are open to the public. The schedule and location can be found on the website, POCLD.ORG.

Priest Lake Ranger District to temporarily close Quartz Creek Road PRIEST LAKE – The Priest Lake Ranger District is temporarily closing a section of Forest Service Road (FSR) 334, also known as Quartz Creek Road. The road will be closed while the culvert in Quartz Creek is replaced. The section of FSR 334 to be closed is from the junction with FSR 416 and the junction with FSR 1300. The road will be closed starting October 1 for public safety during construction. Tim Knight, Priest Lake District Ranger, advised that he is aware that this is a popular route. Replacing the culvert improves the fish passage under the roadway. For additional information on this project, contact the Priest Lake Ranger District at (208) 243-6800.

Man not shot in head NEWPORT – A report of a man getting shot in the head in last week’s Police Reports turned out to be based on an erroneous report, according to Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim. It was reported a Newport man was shot in the head and rolled his truck Sunday, Sept. 11 on Garrett Road. The rollover happened, Botzheim said, and Daniel M. Sullivan, 27, of Newport was taken to the hospital. He was arrested on a local misdemeanor warrant after being discharged from Newport Hospital for treatment of a head injury he suffered during the accident. Botzheim had no information last week on what caused the accident and said it was just speculation, but a chainsaw that was in the cab of Sullivan’s vehicle may have caused his head injury during the rollover. “I’m not sure why it was reported that he was shot in the head,” Botzheim said.

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Jacob Hendershott, 13, is ready for the hot-off-the-grill pancake served by Robert Hanson at the Hospitality House in Newport Saturday morning, Sept. 17. The Hospitality House offers a free breakfast the first and third Saturday of each month.

Hospitality House free breakfast chance to eat, socialize By Don Gronning Of The Miner

NEWPORT – The Hospitality House in Newport offers free breakfasts, something they would like to expand if there is a demand, says Brad Hanson, the group’s vice chairman. Hanson was at the grill serving up scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes Saturday morning, Sept. 17. There was orange juice and coffee out on the table, all for free. “This was the fourth one we had,” Hanson said of the free breakfast. “They happen the first and third Saturday of the month, starting at 8 a.m. The focus of the breakfast is to reach out to those who are struggling. If there is enough interest, we’ll have it every Saturday.” The Hospitality House is in the process of reviving and is seeking membership, which is pretty affordable, at $10 a month. About a dozen people turned up for breakfast last Saturday. The Hospitality House wants to expand the programs offered and let people know it is a community center for more than just older people. They host a variety of activities, from board games and puzzles, to regular card games, such as bridge and pinochle. “Part of our vision is to be able to offer the use of our building at

no cost and directly support those activities providing a community service,” Karen Rothstrom, board president said earlier this year. “A needed part of this vision will be to seek sustaining members.” In order to finance operations at the Hospitality House, board members have been approaching the business community and others for sustaining memberships of $10 -$50 a month. People can become Sustaining Members for $10 a month or $120 a year, a Silver Sustaining Member for $25 a month or $300 a year or a Gold Sustaining Member for $50 a month, $600 a year. The Hospitality House is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit, there is no paid board members or staff and all donations go directly to support activities of benefit to the Newport/Oldtown area. Hospitality House board members have been successful securing some grants, including one from the Empire Health Foundation for a handicapped access ramp and another for a roof. “Those were pretty substantial grants,” vice president Brad Hanson said. He said the board is constantly seeking more grants and the more they can demonstrate the community uses their services and activities, the better grant writers can demonstrate a need.

DNR lifting burn ban west of the Cascades OLYMPIA – With continued fall weather conditions west of the Cascades, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is lifting the ban on outdoor burning on DNR-protected lands in western Washington, effective Sept. 20. The burn ban east of the Cascades has been eased in order to allow campfires in campfire pits in designated campgrounds only. “The fall weather pattern shows us it’s time to lift western Washington’s burn ban,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. “It will also permit us

to ease the burn ban east of the Cascades by allowing campfires in some locations.” There are exceptions. Due to continued high fire danger, campfires may not be allowed in some locations in northeast Washington. County burn bans may still be in effect in various locations throughout Washington, and residents should check with local fire districts for information. If campers and visitors are unsure about whether a campground

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Thanks to volunteer firefighters, we still have ambulance service


ur fire districts in Pend Oreille County are going above and beyond the call of duty, literally saving lives, even before any mechanism for reimbursement is in

place. Newport Ambulance, a once for-profit company in Newport that moved to Oldtown due to foreclosure, is mired in problems from a lawsuit filed by the state of Idaho to tax liens filed by the IRS. Owner Steve Groom announced Sept. 1 that Newport Ambulance is “taking a break” from transporting patients, which would have put local residents needing emergency medical care in quite a pickle if it not for our fire districts. When Groom made grumblings this summer that he may not be able to afford to keep his doors open, the Pend Oreille EMS and Trauma Council put together a contingency plan to cover ambulance services. Lucky for all of us, the fire districts in Pend Oreille County stepped up to the plate. As it stands now, there are no systems in place for these fire districts to charge for their services, and most of them are comprised of volunteers with a handful of paid staff. They are hoping that patients will donate to the fire districts or voluntarily pay for the service. Newport councilman Mark Zorica said at Monday night’s council meeting that a fire district ambulance responded to an emergency on his street in southern Newport. They arrived on scene within seven minutes. That’s a pretty great response time. Two districts – Nos. 2 and 4 – will be asking voters in November to approve levy funding to cover ambulance transport services. Voters should approve these levies, and we need to thank our firefighters. Living in a rural area definitely has benefits and deficits. But surprisingly, volunteer emergency services are a benefit, rather than a burden. -MCN

Town of a Thousand Barks Okay, Newport, so we’ve been seeing each other for almost a whole year now and things have been great. We got together when there were a lot of extenuating circumstances going on in my life, but that is really neither here nor there, since exploring you and your extended family of communities in the Pend Oreille Valley kept me busy and gave me a sense of direction. But we need to talk. I know those are the four words no one wants to hear in a relationship, because it usually means that said praise is about to be followed S o ph i E ’ s with potentially harsh truths. But C H OI C E the relief from the thorn comes from the plucking of it from one’s Sophia thumb, or some quasi-Shakespearaldous ean axiom like that. You’re pet friendly, which I love! You obviously have a penchant for our four-legged friends and it shows. People walk their dogs up and down your streets, canines bobbing pertly on their leashes ahead of their owners as they take in “The Land Beyond the Yard.” There’s a yellow lab a few houses down from me that perches on the stone walkway leading up to his human’s house and makes what I can only describe as chortling noises in the back of his throat when you pet him, and it drops my defenses like a sack of sand every time. However (yeah, here it is), apparently the dogs in this town take their role as guard to the furthermost extreme. If the dogs in our fair town could talk, it would be a barrage of “HEY! YOU! YEAH, YOU! HEYHEYHEYHEYHEYHEYHEY…” and so on and so forth. I get it, dogs bark. It’s what they do. But maybe, just maybe, as a pet owner, you could go check on your dog, make sure that they aren’t indeed keeping a cadre of axe murderers treed in the back yard, and then reassure them or bring them into the house so the rest of us don’t have to hear a continuous loop of their custodial observations (“CAT! DEAR GOD, A CAT JUST WALKED PAST THE FENCE! HEY YOU, CAT!”). A few minutes of such alert systems is okay, but when it’s 10:30 at night or 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, it tends to wear a little thin. Remember, I only bring it up because I care. And because I appreciate a good night’s sleep.

w e b c o mm e n t s We welcome comment on select stories on our web site. You may comment anonymously. We will review comments before posting and we reserve the right to omit or edit comments. If you want to comment only to our writers and editors, let us know that you do not want your comment published.

yo u r o p i n i o n Disappointed no 9/11 remembrance photo To the editor, With no local events scheduled to remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, I was disappointed that The Miner chose to decline an invitation to take a picture of the 4 foot by 8 foot tribute prepared by the Coldwell Banker Real Estate office that hung on their front window for over a week. The board displayed dozens of pictures from that day that changed the hearts of America forever and it was a good time for us to stop, look, and remember. Because on that day we all said, “We will never forget.” -Lorraine Kirkpatrick Newport

Presidential power limited To the editor, No president can control the

return of manufacturing jobs or make a company return plants to the USA. The lost jobs are never returning unless American workers are willing to work for the same low wages and benefits as Chinese workers. No corporate board is going to build new manufacturing plants in America while closing plants in China and other Asian countries solely on the basis of who is the president. There is no basis for Donald Trump or any candidate to make that promise. The office of president comes with extreme restrictions on what can be ordered without approval of the legislative and judicial branches of the federal government. The president needs funds appropriated by the congress and faces years of court challenges to cause any proposals to become reality. There will be no wall built on the border or mass deportation of undocumented people living in the USA. Military spending will not

increase nor will any other federal program. The gridlock in the congress cannot be broken by any president’s will. The first day in office for the new president elected in November will have speeches from the opposing congressional leaders promising to limit the president to a single term and pledging zero cooperation for the president’s proposals. The best we can hope for is more of the same political and economic status quo. The president has no power to change the tax code. All the president can do is sign or veto bills that originate in the congress. Then there are the court challenges that will be made by any losing side. The promise of change by any of the four candidates for president has nearly a zero chance of occurring. I am still waiting for Obama to come and take my guns. -Pete Scobby Newport

Human decency moves civilization forward By James A. Haught

Remember a semi-comic Cold War movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming”? A deadly Soviet Union nuclear submarine, capable of killing millions of Americans, suffered engine trouble and was forced to surface Haught in a little New England fishing village. After some awkward dealings, villagers with shotguns and rifles went to the waterfront. Soviet sailors lined the deck with machine guns. Weapons aimed, they faced each other in a tense standoff. If anyone pulled a trigger, a double massacre would occur. Suddenly, a little boy, watching the drama from a church belfry, fell and was caught tangled in a rope, suspended high above the ground, screeching. Abruptly, both Russians and Americans put down their guns and rushed to rescue the child. Sailors formed a human pyramid and untangled him. Then both Russians and Americans joined in a hugging,

back-slapping celebration. Village girls kissed Russian sailors. U.S. warplanes arrived to destroy the stranded sub, but villagers shielded it with their fishing boats and escorted it safely back to sea. The movie had a deep meaning: Human decency – the urge to save a child – is stronger than political conflicts and military hostilities. A similar message occurred on Christmas Eve, 1914, when British and German soldiers paused their hideous trench warfare on the Western Front for a spontaneous truce. They sang carols to each other, shouted holiday greetings, then got out of their bunkers to meet in No Man’s Land, where they traded small gifts and cordialities. Afterward, commanders had difficulty forcing the men to resume shooting each other. Actually, human decency is the lifeblood of civilization. Abraham Lincoln poetically called it “the better angels of our nature.” The desire to help each other – or at least not kill each other – keeps humanity surviving and thriving. Philosophers call it humanism, a craving to reduce slaughter and

make life better for everyone. It’s the driving force of social advancement. Every government program that reduces poverty, improves health, prevents violence, upgrades nutrition, guarantees human rights, betters education, secures housing, assures equality, cures disease, enforces fairness, etc., is a step in the process. And decency slowly is winning. Several scholars have written books outlining progress that has elevated personal living conditions. For example, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker asserts that rampant killing was 1,000 times worse in medieval times than today. In his classic 2011 book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” he notes that international warfare has virtually vanished in the 21st century -- and that murder, rape, genocide, torture, wife-beating, lynching, gay-bashing, dueling, racial attacks, and even cruelty to animals are vastly less than in the past. “The decline of violence may be See Haught, 5A

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Does Clinton’s health factor into your decision to vote for her? I need more information before I decide. She and Donald Trump need to produce their medical records for public examination.


With the release of the feature film “Snowden,” a biopic by Oliver Stone, whistleblower Edward Snowden is back on people’s minds. Snowden released thousands of files of classified material to news organizations, which wrote their own stories revealing the classified material and a secret NSA program to gather all email and phone info in the U.S.



Is Snowden a traitor for revealing the classified information? No, he’s a national hero who risked his life to reveal unlawful behavior by the government. Yes, clearly he’s a traitor by definition and should be prosecuted.



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Man gets electronic monitoring for pot grow By Don Gronning Of The Miner

NEWPORT - A man caught with an outdoor marijuana grow operation with more than 100 plants was sentenced to 20 days of either electronic home monitoring or jail and ordered to pay $1,200 in fines and costs, including $250 for a public defender, after he pleaded guilty. Dustin Doramis, 29, pleaded guilty to manufacture of marijuana in Pend Oreille County Superior Court Thursday, Sept. 15. Judge Allen Nielson went along with the plea worked out between prosecuting and defense attorneys, including the electronic home monitoring. Doramis, who had no criminal history, was facing a sentencing range of up to six months in jail. “This was a large grow,” Nielson told Doramis, and obviously a commercial grow. “In the old days when I started you would have gone to prison.” Prosecuting attorney Lori Smith said Doramis was pleading as charged to the felony because she wouldn’t reduce the charge because of the size of the grow. She said that Doramis wasn’t eligible for a first time offender sentence because controlled

substance crimes didn’t qualify the alternative sentence. Defense attorney Jason Couey said that there was some disagreement about the number of plants, but acknowledged Doramis did not have a medical marijuana card. He said Doramis could pay for the electronic home monitoring, which costs about $9 a day paid to a Spokane company. Nielson noted that electronic home monitoring was rare in Stevens and Ferry counties, where he also hears cases. “It’s more common here,” he said. According to the statement of probable cause, Doramis was caught because of a trespassing complaint last May. He and a woman were camping in an RV on a private road off Ruby Creek Road when the landowner discovered them. The landowner, not realizing there was a marijuana grow, gave them 24 hours to leave. According to the statement, Doramis became “belligerent” over being ordered to leave, so the landowner called the sheriff’s office. When a detective arrived, he saw the potted marijuana plants. When he contacted Doramis, Doramis told him he

didn’t know the present landowner had purchased the property from someone Doramis said

gave him permission to be there years before. He admitted to planning to spend the summer grow-

ing marijuana, according to the statement, and said there should be about 100 young plants.

According to the statement, the detective seized 190 live, rooted marijuana plants.

Evergreen Art Association welcomes new artists NEWPORT – Evergreen Art Association will host its first quarterly meeting Thursday, Oct. 13 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Create Art Center, 900 W. 4th St., Newport. Members will provide a potluck supper including beverages, and all interested artists are welcome to attend. Guest Artist will be Colleen Russell M.A., The Artful Sage, who resides in Coeur d’Alene. “Art is play,” Russell said. “For me art making is an encounter with the magic and mystery of life, and it makes me feel alive. It has helped me to discover myself and has given me a voice to tell my story. Art making is no longer an option, it’s a necessity.” Russell now helps others to heal and find their creative voices. Her works are currently on display at the Grumpy Monkey in Coeur d’Alene. Evergreen Art Association holds regular club meetings on the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. By adding evening meetings on a quarterly basis, club members hope more artists will be able to attend and share in the networking and educational aspects of the organization.

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the most significant and least-appreciated development in the history of our species,” he wrote. “It is easy to forget how dangerous life used to be, how deeply brutality was once woven into the fabric of daily existence.” Today’s instant flashing of lurid news scenes makes it appear that terrible killings are everywhere -- but it’s misleading. All statistics show a clear decline in savagery. Humanity is kinder and fairer than before. During a June news conference, President Obama told a young questioner: “If you had to choose any moment to be born in human history… you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it has ever been. It is more educated than it has ever been. 

Terrible things happen around the world every single day, but the trend lines of progress are unmistakable.” These improvements arise from the best human urges. Intelligent democracy makes it possible for kindly instincts – the humane empathy locked in everyone’s inner mind – to prevail. Researchers at the University of California’s Greater Good Science Center assert that compassion evolved as humanity did, and is crucial for social progress. As long as supposed enemies drop their guns to rescue a dangling child, there’s hope that decency can outweigh the world’s ugliness, and civilization can keep on improving. James Haught, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is editor emeritus of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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NEWPORT - One of the first defendants accused of bringing hallucinogenic drugs across the border on the way back from a British Columbia music festival was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with 363 suspended and allowed to have the gross misdemeanor conviction taken off her record if she stays crime free for a year. Phoenix E. Harlan, 26, came back from Alaska to plead guilty to solicitation to possess psilocybin, a reduced charge. Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson sentenced her Thursday, Sept. 8. Defense attorney Timothy Note said Harlan was a certified massage instructor who went to the music festival in Nelson B.C. Someone there gave her the psilocybin capsules and she put them in a backpack and forgot about them. “It was less than two grams in gel capsules,” he said. He said Harlan was prepared to pay all fines and financial obligations that day. Prosecuting attorney Brooks Clemmons said that there were several people facing similar charges who were also returning from the music festival. He said he was making the same offer to all of them. Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielsen agreed to a deferred prosecution, which will allow Harlan to have no criminal record from this if she commits no crimes. He said her cooperation was refreshing and she should get the benefit of it. “I believe you forgot about it,” he said. In addition to the deferred sentence, Harlan was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines and costs.

Cool retires, Distler joins dental practice NEWPORT – Long time Newport dentist James Cool retired this summer, and the practice brought on Dr. James Dr. Distler Distler. Distler, originally from Nampa, Idaho, grew up in Santa Clara, Calif., attending undergraduate school at U.C. Davis, with a degree in bio chemistry. “I always knew I wanted to pursue dentistry, so was accepted at UCSF in the dentistry program,” he said. “I excelled at my studies and have always found such satisfaction working with patients.” Distler received his

degree in dentistry from University of California, San Francisco. While Distler has worked in many practices, he and his wife decided they would like to settle in the Newport. Their children are off to school, and they have found themselves to be empty nesters, he said. “My wife and I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and football,” he said. Cool retired June 27. He came to the area in 1992 from Vancouver, Wash., and purchased Dr. Casey’s practice on Garden Avenue. He later built the new building on Second Street in 1997. Cool was born and raised in Portland, Ore.

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New director for Youth Emergency Services NEWPORT – Youth Emergency Services (YES), a non-profit organization serving homeless youth of Pend Oreille County since 2006, announced Coordes Martina Coordes as its new program director. Coordes will fill the vacancy created by Judi Lee’s retirement this fall. The Lee selection was made after a regional search and selection process. “We are very pleased to announce our selection for our new Program Director,” said Kimberly Gentle, YES Board Chairwoman and director of power and risk management at the Pend Oreille PUD. “Martina will bring leadership and creativity to the YES programs and a deep sense of commitment to our region’s youth. She has a demonstrated commitment to the community of Pend Oreille County and Martina has the experience and energy to insure that YES continues to be seen as an industry leader for providing street youth services in rural America.” Coordes has worked with Pend Oreille County youth for more than 10 years, serving as Drug Free Communities

Program Coordinator for Pend Oreille County Counseling Services. She is also a licensed local real estate agent. She holds a Master of Business degree from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Developmental Psychology, giving her a well-rounded educational background with both

‘I have had the great privilege to work with YES on many projects and have seen the impact the program has made on the youth they serve.’ Martina Coordes

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a head for business and the heart for community service, according to YES officials. “I look forward to continuing to serve and partner with the community in this new capacity,” Coordes said. “I have had the great privilege to work with YES on many projects and have seen the impact the program has made on the youth they

serve. I am impressed by the scope of services that are provided and am excited to be a part of this program during this time of expected growth and expansion.” Youth Emergency Services officials thanked Judi Lee for her many years of services to the community and the youth of Pend Oreille County. “Her servant leadership has been the catalyst to change for hundreds of youth and her mark on this community will forever be felt,” they said. “The YES board is sincerely grateful for all she has given to the youth of Pend Oreille County and we wish her all the luck in her retirement. Thank you Judi, we will miss you dearly,” Gentle said. Youth Emergency Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization providing services to homeless youth in Pend Oreille County for more than nine years. YES supports teens in making choices that will help them find and keep safe living conditions and has the mission of supporting young people in their efforts to remain at home or to find alternative homes where they can grow and thrive. Youth Emergency Services recently hired two new case managers to work with the youth in their communities. The program anticipates serving 135 youth this year.

Cusick’s water gets $750,000 boost

Work on treatment plant expected to start in 2017 By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

CUSICK – Cusick is one of 22 cities and counties that the Washington State Department of Commerce announced will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2016. The 22 projects were selected from 28 grant applications requesting more than $14 million. The grants are meant to improve rural water, sewer and fire protection systems, support affordable housing, and complete community planning. Cusick was selected to receive $750,000 for water treatment plant improvements. “It’s definitely necessary and we’re grateful to have the funds,” said Cusick mayor Chris Evers, adding that the treatment plant has not received any repairs or improvements since it was built 25 years ago. Depending on the allocation process of the grant, Evers said Cusick hopes to start work on the treatment facility in spring or summer of 2017. The focus of the upgrades will be to modernize the system, particularly filter to waste functions. “We applied for the grant several months ago, and we were very hope-

ful we would qualify,” Evers said. TD&H Engineering of Spokane will be hired for the project. According to Commerce Director Brian Bonlender, the Washington State Department of Commerce works with local government leaders to target strategic investments that will support the goals and aspirations of their communities and the people who live there. “These grants strengthen communities by helping address the diverse needs of rural areas – from priority infrastructure to affordable housing and economic development,” said Bonlender in a press release. The state CDBG program receives an annual funding allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and targets assistance to benefit lower income persons in rural areas. Larger cities and counties receive CDBG funding directly from HUD. CDBG will partner with other state, federal, local and private resources to leverage more than $15 million of project costs. Capital to provide flexible gap funding for community projects continues to be under pressure from federal budget reductions. For more information about CDBG, visit www.commerce.wa.gov/cdbg.

Ride the shuttle for free in October SPOKANE – The Special Mobility Services shuttle, which runs from Spokane to Newport and back, is offering free shuttle rides during the month of October. The ride normally costs $5 each direction. The SMS shuttle runs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It leaves from in front of the Bank of America building at Howard and Riverside in downtown Spokane

at 6:35 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., arriving in Newport at the Newport Safeway at 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. The shuttle leaves Safeway at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The shuttle is for the general public and makes runs to and from the Spokane airport and hospitals as needed. The shuttle also picks up as needed at the Northtown Mall, Northpoint Wal-Mart, as

well as 29th and Regal, Fancher and Sprague and Trent and Fancher, all in Spokane. Reserve seating has priority and open seating is available as capacity allows. SMS requests riders call 1 877 264 7433 or 509 534-7171 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot. People can also check out SMS online at www.sms1. org.

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The present day Green Bluff Growers is an association of small family farms, food stands and breweries. Seasonal activities include pick-your-own fruit and annual festivals such as: Blooms on the Bluff, Strawberry Celebration, Cherry Festival, Cherry Pickers’ Trot and Pit Spit and Peach Festival in the spring and summer, and the Apple Festival in the fall and Holiday Memories in the winter. That’s a big change from the earliest days of the growers’ association, which formed in 1902. In those days, the group’s mission was to protect local strawberry growers from outside competition. Now, the association helps local farmers with agricultural tourism. The promise of an old fashion farm experience brings thousands of visitors each year to the rolling hills northeast of Spokane. If you’re from the city and have never had an opportunity to pick your own fruit or simply enjoy a ride on a beautiful day, take a drive up to Green Bluff. There are two loops, the West and East, full of small farms for the adventurous visitor to discover. Part of what makes Green Bluff unique in the entire country is the large concentration of farms – more than 30 – within such a relatively small area of about 12 square miles. The Green Bluff Growers Association may have changed somewhat over the last 100 years, but the country hospitality of its members remains just as warm and friendly as a century ago. The experience and crops you’ll find vary by season. For example, arrive in early August and buy apricots picked less than an hour before. While eating the juicy and still warm fruit, take a moment to examine the beauty of a golden wheat field beside the road. Mt. Spokane is not far away and it affords wonderful views and the perspective of how Green Bluff’s farms dot the landscape. Visit mid-September through October for the Apple Festival. What started a couple of decades ago as a one-day celebration of apples at the Green Bluff Grange has evolved into a six-week, all-out apple frenzy. Just like the old days, Green Bluff’s many growers continue to sell bushel upon bushel of Jonagolds, Granny Smiths and Fujis. But now they also entice families with live music, hayrides, corn mazes, pony rides and petting zoos.


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Green Bluff is located about a half hour drive from Newport and is nestled at the foothills of Mt. Spokane. It is divided into two loops of farms, the East and the West. The farms offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables either picked or U-Pick. There are also unique items such as a winery, antiques, an alpaca ranch, a landscape nursery, U-Pick lavender, Homemade Italian Food, and U-Cut Christmas Trees. New in recent years are cider and beer breweries. Each farm is run independently with unique hours, events, and produce. During crop seasons, most farms are open to the public, but should be contacted first. Festivals take place only on designated weekends and there is no set location for the events. Each farm does its own thing with some farms open all year round. For info on each farm, check out the ads on this page, or visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com.

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Create Art Center offers variety of classes

b r i e f ly Grant writing workshop at Create Saturday NEWPORT - River Arts Alliance, a consortium of regional non-profit arts and humanities organizations, is hosting a workshop, “Grant Writing: 101” Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Create. Led by John Linch, this workshop, which he calls “Grant Writing for Dummies,” gives all the tools needed for successful grant writing. Linch began writing grants in 1990 for trails and recreation when he was with the Wallace Ranger District and has written grants for the International Selkirk Loop, City of Oldtown, City of Priest River and approximately $1.5 million in grants for Rotary Park. Cost is $5 per person, and includes lunch. Phone 509-447-9277, or stop by Create, 900 W. 4th in Newport to preregister.

Help sought for Sportsman’s Dinner BLANCHARD – Organizers of the Annual Sportsman’s Silent Auction and Dinner, set for Saturday, Sept. 24, are looking for some help, both in volunteers and donations. The Sportsman’s Silent Auction and Dinner is a fundraising event for that supports the Blanchard Community Center. Donations of more sporting goods and hunting, camping and fishing items are needed for the auction, as well as commercially processed meats. For the dinner, side dishes, salads and desserts are needed, as well as volunteers to work the event. Some of the auction items are on display at the Center now. People can bid ahead of time and do not have to be present on the Sept. 24 to win the bid. To donate or get need more information, call 208-627-3604.

Frees pass to 4th graders to play in national parks NEWPORT - To encourage more children to get outdoors, fourthgraders and their families can print an Every Kid in a Park pass that grants free entry into all federal parks, forests and recreation areas for a full year. The free pass program began last fall and is valid through Aug. 31, 2017. Students, or families, can print out the pass by going to the Every Kid in a Park website ateverykidinapark.gov. Teachers or adults who engage fourth-graders through a youth-serving organization also can print paper passes, and find activities and lesson plans on the website. The paper voucher also can be redeemed for a plastic pass at any U.S. Forest Service office. Electronic versions of the pass will not be accepted. That pass does not cover things such as parking, camping, boats and special tours.

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Look for the SmileMobile in front of Sadie Halstead Middle School in Newport Oct. 4-7 offering dental care. They accept Apple Health insurance and offer a sliding scale for payment.

‘SmileMobile’ here Oct. 4-7

NEWPORT – The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Newport Tuesday- Friday, Oct. 4-7. The SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39 - foot dental clinic on wheels, is hard to miss when it rolls into town. The SmileMobile is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant. It will be parked at Sadie

Halstead Middle School at 331 S. Calispel Ave., in Newport. The SmileMobile will provide dental examinations to children from birth up through high school age. Treatment appointments will be provided while the SmileMobile is here. To make an appointment or for more information, call 888- 2869105. They accept Apple Health insurance and offer a sliding scale for payment based on family income and size.


The SmileMobile is operated by Washington Dental Service Foundation, a non-profit organization created and partially funded by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital.The SmileMobile, which travels the state year-round providing services ranging from exams and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery, has examined and treated more than 30,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington State.

NEWPORT - Create Art Center has been busy adding new offerings for the community. Yoga is a weekly event on Thursdays from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. for $6 a class. There is a free kids’ drawing class, sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe, on Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and is for students aged seven to 16.  The Explorer’s Club will meet on Saturday, Sept. 24 for students aged 8 to 13 for $7. A non-profit grantwriting workshop offered to the community by the River Arts Alliance is also on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with lunch included for $ 5.  Call CREATE at 509 447-9277 or e-mail create@createarts.org to register for classes. Create is located at 900 W. Fourth St. in Newport.

Photo contests offer prizes NEWPORT – Shutterbugs will have two chances to win prizes for their photography, with the Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council’s Pretty in Pend Oreille Photo Contest and the Spokane AG Expo 2017 Photography contest. There is plenty of time to enter both contests. Deadline for the AG Expo contest is Nov. 21 and the deadline for the Pretty in Pend Oreille Photo Contest is Oct. 25. In the Pretty in Pend Oreille Photo Contest, photographers can win a ski weekend getaway with ski tickets for a family of four to 49° North and lodging at Penny’s

Place on the River. In the Spokane AG Expo contest, adult photographers can win $150, $100 and $50. Youth photographers can win $75, $50 and $25. All winners will also get ribbons. Everyone that enters will also receive two free tickets to Spokane Ag Expo that are good for all three days of the show. In the EDC contest, photographers can enter multiple photos through the EDC website at www. pocedc.org. That’s where they will also find rules. There are two categories for the EDC contest. The Lifestyle and Family category is for

photos that include people enjoying northeastern Washington lifestyle. The Scenic category is for beautiful scenes here, and may or may not include people. The top 10 vote getting photos from each category will be judged for Best of Show. People can vote once a day for their favorite photo on the EDC website. In the Spokane AG Expo contest, photographers are asked to submit photos depicting “Agriculture in the Inland Northwest” to the Spokane Ag Expo office at 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 100, Spokane, WA 99201. Contestants should submit either color or black

and white prints (minimum size of 8 x 10 inches and maximum size of 11 x 14 inches). Photos must to be mounted on cardboard or matted (not framed) with their entry form attached to the back. Photos also must be submitted in “high quality” on a disc clearly marked with the photographer’s name and contact information. A contestant can enter no more than four photos. Winners in each category will be judged by area photographers, based on theme, composition and creativity. Contest rules and entry forms can be found at www.agshow.org.

w e e k ah e ad Wednesday, Sept. 21 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. - 301 E. Third St. N., Oldtown Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

Friday, Sept. 23

Newport TOPS: 8:30 a.m. Hospitality House

Books Out Back: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Priest River Library

Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. Create Arts Center, Newport

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

Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library

Story Time: 3 p.m. - Newport Library

Master Chef Cooking Series: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center

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

Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport Veterans of Foreign Wars Post/Auxiliary: 6 p.m. - Priest River VFW
 Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River York Rite of Freemasonry: 6:30 p.m. - Spirit Lake Temple

Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-9466131 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Catholic Church
 Saturday, Sept. 24 Books out Back: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown

Thursday, Sept. 22

Live Music: 6 p.m. - Hospitalty House, Newport

Alcoholic’s Anonymous Women’s meeting: 10 a.m. - Rotary Club, Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Priest River Library Story Time - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick
 Open Painting Workshop
: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge
: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Priest River Food Bank Open: 3-5:45 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center

Sunday, Sept. 25

Monday, Sept. 26

Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport


“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 101 S. Scott • 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

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Youth ~7:00 p.m. Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265

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


Blanchard Grange Potluck: 6:30 p.m. - Blanchard Grange
 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church


Tuesday, Sept. 27 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9-11:45 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center Blanchard Spinners: Blanchard Community Center

Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport

Priest River Book Talk: 10 a.m. - Priest River Library

Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church

Writers Group: 2 p.m. Create Arts Center

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church

Spirit Lake Visions, Inc.: 7 p.m. - 5525 New Hampshire St., Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake Lodge No. 57: 8 p.m. - Spirit Lake

Where to Worship

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Hospitality House Potluck: Noon - Hospitality House in Newport

Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

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.org


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“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 www.reallifenewport.com


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

CATHOLIC MASSES www.pocoparishes.org Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. 4 p.m. Usk: Our Lady of Sorrows LeClerc Creek Rd. Sun. - 1st & 2nd - 5:30pm 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.


“Backbiting quencheth the light of the heart, and extinguisheth the life of the soul.” Please call 509-550-2035 for the next scheduled devotional. Wonderful resources can be found at www.bahai.us and www.bahai.org



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“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


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hird and fourth graders from Stratton Elementary School walked down to the Pend Oreille County Museum to participate in Heritage Days last week. The third graders came Thursday. They panned for gold, identified trees, looked for a fire and made their own yarn from wool. The activities represented the mineral, agriculture and timber sectors of the Pend Oreille County economy. Fourth graders had a scavenger hunt in which they went through every part of the museum looking for specific artifacts.

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Pend Oreille County commissioner Karen Skoog dressed as a pioneer and told students of early day living. She is pictured with Terry Konkright, fourth graders Aiden Hawk and Jaulia Daugher with volunteer Sarah King.

Retired teacher Mike Meade helped with this year’s Heritage Days. He was used to bringing students to Heritage Days, but this was his first year helping out. Here he points a group of fourth graders to their first task.

Brayden Baugh rings the school bell.

Fourth graders Thomas Sawyer, Jayden Oliver and Torah Horton ask questions in front of The Newport Miner exhibit with volunteer Dorothy Bernard.

Fourth grade teacher Jamie Pancho snaps a photo of his class to commemorate this year’s Heritage Days.

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BMX track looking for community involvement By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Chalk up BMX cycling as one more outdoor recreational activity that people in the Pend Oreille Valley will be able to partake in. Spearheaded by the Newport/Priest River Rotary Club in conjunction with the City of Newport, a BMX cycling track is in the early stages of construction, with trees already uprooted in late August. Last Sunday, some of the lumber was cut up and lumped into brush piles by Rotary volunteers and their family members. The track will reside on land owned by the city, just

shy of two acres, behind Community Colleges of Spokane Newport Center. Former Newport/Priest River Rotary Club President Seth Callos says the project is very much in the preliminary stages and it is unsure yet whether the track will be asphalt or dirt. The track will be designed not only for fast racing, but will also include jumps and hills. The club is currently seeking funding for the project through grants and donations. “The city has been more than cooperative, and the club is open to ideas,” says Callos. “Community involvement is encouraged and welcome. If

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Newport/Priest River Rotary Club member Dean Cummings uses his digger to remove trees on the future BMX track site.

anyone has money, time or equipment they would like to contribute, we would gladly

accept.” For more information, or to volunteer, call Callos at 208-

448-0461, or Newport/Priest River Club Secretary Nadine Parker at 208-448-2736.

Idaho sues Newport Ambulance Allegations of grant funding misuse

By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Alleging that grant funding was inappropriately used, the Idaho Department of Health is suing Newport Ambulance in Oldtown, and its CEO Steve Groom. The suit was filed in District Court Friday, Sept. 16. According to the claim, Newport Ambulance applied for and received $128,500 in taxpayer

money for the purchase of an ambulance and two power gurneys. “Instead the taxpayers’ money was apparently used for Newport’s personnel costs and other business and personal expenses,” according to the claim, filed by Attorney General Lawrence Wadsen. Newport Ambulance, which is a non-profit agency in Oldtown that operated in both Bonner and Pend Oreille counties,

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 County commissioner Steve Kiss Office Hours: 3-6:45 p.m. - Ione Library
 Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting Ione Catholic Church Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

Thursday, Sept. 22 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library

Friday, Sept. 23 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center

Saturday, Sept. 24 Metalines Book Group: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library

Monday, Sept. 26 Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 Board: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library

Tuesday, Sept. 27 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-442-3030 For Reservations
 Weight Watchers
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Governor Jay Inslee (D) Office of the Governor PO Box 40002 Olympia, WA 98504-0002 360-902-4111 Relay operators for the deaf or hard of hearing, dial 7-1-1 www.governor.wa.gov Legislative District 7 Sen. Brian Dansel (R) 115B Irv Newhouse Building PO Box 40407 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 360-786-7612 E-mail: Brian.Dansel@leg.wa.gov District Office: 319 W. Hastings Suite B205 Spokane, WA 99218 509-340-9107 Rep. Joel Kretz (R) 335A Legislative Building PO Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7988 E-mail: kretz.joel@leg.wa.gov Home Office: 20 N. Main St. PO Box 1 Omak, WA 98841 509-826-7203 Rep. Shelly Short (R) 427A Legislative Building PO Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7908 E-mail: short.shelly@leg.wa.gov Home office: 147 North Clark Ave. Suite 5 Republic WA 99166 509-775-8047

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announced the beginning of September that it would no longer be transporting patients. The closure, which Groom had warned was possible months ago, is spurring the formation of a possible ambulance district in Pend Oreille County. See separate story. Bonner County contracted with Newport Ambulance for Advanced Life Support transports, but also operates its own agency that responds to 911, critical care and inter-facility transports. A station is located in Priest River, with ALS staff and one ambulance. Bonner County EMS also contracts with several other agencies, the list of which used to include Newport Ambulance. Now it consists of Clark Fork Valley Ambulance, Schweitzer Fire District, Priest Lake EMTs and Kootenai County EMS System. Newport Ambulance applied for the Emergency Medical Services Fund III money on May 28, 2015, requesting $118,500 for an ambulance and power gurney, and another $10,000 for a second power gurney. They received notice July 13, 2015, that both grants were awarded. The grant application included letters of support from the Bonner County Commissioners, and mayors of Priest River and Oldtown. According to the suit, Newport Ambulance failed to make the purchases required by the grants, and failed to return the money to the state when those purchases weren’t completed. The state filed the suit for $128,500 plus interest at a rate of 12 percent per year, starting July 14, 2016, against both Newport Ambulance, and Groom as an individual. They are also asking for attorneys fees in the amount of $5,000. The lawsuit isn’t the only legal problem facing Groom and Newport Ambulance. The IRS placed an Altered Ego Tax Levy on accounts to insurance companies that Newport Ambulance invoices. In an Alter Ego situation, as explained by the IRS, a taxpayer has established an entity, such as a corporation, and transfers assets to it, but the taxpayer and the entity are so intermixed that they aren’t actually separate entities. As a result, the entity or corporation, should be considered the same as the taxpayer for tax collection purposes. Groom explained ear-

lier this month that the closure of his company was also due to lack of payments from patient transports. He said then the office would remain open for billing purposes, but there was no answer

or answering machine Tuesday when The Miner called Newport Ambulance. The company used to be located on Washington Avenue in Newport, and operated as a private com-

pany, but moved across the border a few years ago when the building went into foreclosure. Newport Ambulance then became a non-profit agency in the state of Idaho.

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LOOKING FOR CLIENTS Certified Nurses Assistant, licensed. Available 24 hours/ 7 days. All areas, have own transportation. Call/ text, (509) 589-1257. (34p) PEND OREILLE COUNTY DEMOCRATS ANNUAL FUND RAISING DINNER September 24, 2:00- 5:00 p.m. Sacheen Fire Hall, 6131 Highway 211. Silent auction of local desserts. Live auction including arts, services and miscellaneous items auctioned by Leonard Pielli. Door prizes. Contact Gayle (509) 7106493 for tickets, questions or to donate dessert and auction items.(34) MOVING? VACATION? NOTIFY US! Let us take care of the change! The Miner Newspapers will do a temporary or permanent address change so you don’t miss any important news. Or if you prefer we can stop delivery and restart when you return. Papers forwarded by the Post Office are only forwarded for 4 weeks. (51-altTF) 2 HOME ESTATE SALE Trunks, dishes, clothing, boats, canning, farming, stoves, decorations, collectibles. September 30- October 1, 8:00- 5:00, cash only. 641 Buckeye Lane, Newport.(34HB-2p)

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Flex girls Elizabeth Downs, a senior, and Baylee Teeters, a freshman, display some flexibility during halftime at the Priest River and St. Maries football game Friday night, Sept. 16. They are both part of the Spartan cheerleading team.

Rosemary Yocum chosen as Trustee of the Year PRIEST LAKE – The Priest Lake Public Library is honored to announce that Rosemary Yocum, previous Board of Trustee Chairperson, has been chosen as the 2016 Idaho Library Association Trustee of the Year. The formal presentation of the award will be at the Awards Ceremony during the Idaho Library Association’s Annual Conference in Yocum Idaho Falls Oct. 6. Yocum and Beverly Richmond, director of the Priest Lake Public Library, will be attending the Awards Ceremony. “I feel very honored to have been nominated by the Priest Lake Library Director, staff and board members and chosen by the Idaho Library Association,” Yocum said. “I look forward to attending the awards ceremony and conference in Idaho Falls. I was happy to serve as a Priest Lake Library Trustee for 10 years and was able to help bring about positive changes to the library during that time.”

To be considered for the Trustee of the Year by the Idaho Library Association, the nominee needed to demonstrate a strong commitment to the library through outstanding leadership and achievement; initiate and implement a significant project or change leading to increased quality or enhancement of library services and advocate for the library in a constructive manner. Among Yocum’s major accomplishments were spearheading a successful levy vote, bringing the library into the digital world, pushing a project through that provides “Freaky Fast WIFI” at the Library, parking lot upgrades and expanding library hours to six days a week, year round. The Priest Lake Public Library will be holding a reception for Yokum Saturday, Nov. 12 at noon. The public is invited to attend. The library is located at 28769 Highway 57 at Priest Lake. To learn more about the library and upcoming events, visit priestlake.lili.org or call 208-443-2454.

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Failing to change fluids and filters Many fluids are required for the operation and protection of vehicle systems and components. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.

Neglecting your tires Your vehicle’s tires should be checked frequently for inflation and tread depth. Underinflated tires can wear out more quickly, needing to be replaced sooner, and can negatively impact safety, gas mileage and performance.

Not following a service schedule Because many car parts and components wear out or become damaged over time, vehicles need to be routinely serviced in order to perform optimally. Routine inspections and timely repairs will help keep your car running efficiently and will help you avoid more expensive repairs down the road.

Keeping a dirty car Allowing your car to go too long without a wash leads to buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt, increases the potential for rust from road salt and interferes with proper visibility needed for safe driving. See killing 4B

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vehicle may need brake services, such as an illuminated brake light or screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes. • Check tires for under inflation or excessive wear. Check tire pressure and refill underinflated tires, including the spare, and look for uneven wear and check tread depth. An easy way to do the latter is by placing a penny head-down in the tread groove. If the tread does not cover Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace your tires. • Make sure everyone is buckled up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website has important tips on seat belt fit and position. For the younger ones riding along, the site has information about how to install car seats as well as guidelines on selecting a car seat or

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score. Hansen ran in another 2-point conversion. Keogh scored another TD before the quarter ended, this one a 12yard run. The conversion failed. The Panthers kept up the pressure in the second quarter, with Keogh breaking a 40 yard touchdown run, followed by a two yard Hansen run. This time Keogh carried in the 2-point conversion. That was the last Cusick scored. Yakama Tribal finally got on the scoreboard with a big 50 yard run. The teams played scoreless through the final quarter. Defensively, Hansen got his second interception of the season in the second quarter. Keogh had nine tackles to lead the Panthers. Jed Cupp had seven and a half tackles,

‘If you’re playing your best football on your second game, you’re in trouble.’ Troy Hendershott Cusick coach

including a quarterback sack. Roddy Pierre also was in on a quarterback sack to go with his six tackles. The win gives Cusick a 2-0 record. Next week they host defending state champs Almira/Coulee-Hartline Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. “It will be an excellent measuring stick for where we’re at in the season,” Hendershott said.

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Clay Pelton (No. 7) drives for the ball against Grangeville last Saturday.

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By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

PRIEST LAKE – Priest River Lamanna High School’s boys’ soccer team fought against a muddy field and rainy weather Saturday, Sept. 17 in their home match against Grangeville, who took home the win 3-0. The Bulldogs took an early lead over the Spartans in the first half on a very wet day. Grangeville’s Hunter Connolly scored at the third minute on a breakaway opportunity against Priest River freshman goalkeeper Bonin Norby. Priest River held off the attack for another 48 minutes when Grangeville’s Amador Perez scored off a throw in from about 20 yards out at the 51st minute. Amador added another goal at the 69th minute off an assist from Grangeville’s Jesus Perez assuring victory for the Bulldogs. “The soggy field conditions, continual down pour, and starters sitting out from injuries all played a role in the match up with Grangeville,” says coach Rob Lawler. “This was a great learning game for Priest River, as many of our younger players got quite a bit of playing time due to the injury toll we have taken over the past couple of weeks.” Grangeville had 16 shots on goal while Priest River had three. Priest River goalie Adam Irvine had

nine saves, while Grangeville keeper Mauricio Valle had two saves. The Spartans also faced of against the Timberlake Tigers Wednesday, Sept. 14 at an away game. Timberlake took an early lead in the first half and never looked back. Cody Bentley scored at the 13th minute off an assist from Jestin Hofer and again at the 17th minute. Priest River held Timberlake scoreless and mounted several attacks on the Timberlake goal for the next 60 minutes. With On deck: At Northwest Christian: Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.

less than four minutes left, a couple miscues by Priest River resulted in two more goals by Timberlake. At the 77th minute Jake Potts scored off an assist by Bentley, and at the 79th minute Johnathon Wiese scored off an assist by Bentley again. “The Priest River boys continue to improve the tactical aspect of their game and played extremely well, outshooting Timberlake 17-14,” says Lawler. “Even though the score was a bit lopsided at the end, the teams were well matched.” Goalie Adam Irvine had eight saves, while Timberlake keeper Sheldon Kistler had 15 saves. Priest River will play Northwest Christian in an away game Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

Newport opens league with win

By Don Gronning Of The Miner

CHEWELAH – The Newport Grizzlies football team opened the Northeast A League season with a 13-6 win over Chewelah Friday, Sept. 16. “It was a close game throughout, even though our defense

dominated the game yet again,” Newport coach Zac Farnam said. “The score looks a lot closer than the game was.” Chewelah didn’t complete a pass all night and as the game went on, Farnam said Newport’s front line began to dominate the line of scrimmage and allow Newport to control the

tempo of the game. “Up front, Fred Houck, Jacob Tanner, Robby On Deck: Vs. Medical Lake: Friday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Owen, Brad McMeen and Owen Leslie all had great games on the offensive line,” he said. See Grizzlies, 7B

Lady Spartans split the week By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River volleyball team beat the newest member of the Intermountain League, Tuesday, Sept. 13, winning against Coeur d’Alene Charter in four matches. They lost, however, to St. Maries Thursday. “We kind of had a slow start,” Priest River coach Angie Goins said. “It was nice to have our first league game a win, for sure.” Freshman Harlee Meek stepped up and set for Priest River, and had a great game, Goins said. The first game of Tuesday’s match was a close one, but Priest River pulled it off, 25-22. The second game wasn’t nearly as close, with Priest River winning 25-14, but the third game was tight. Coeur d’Alene squeaked out a 27-25 win, but lost the fourth set 25-11. Maggee Pankoke had 19 digs for Priest River and Olivia Witter had 17 assists. Emilee Clark had 13 kills. Natalie Randolph finished with six blocks and Morgan DeMent had four aces.

It was a rough game for Priest River Saturday, when they traveled to St. Maries, and lost in three games, 2512, 25-18, 25-22. While St. Maries is no longer in the Intermountain League, Goins said Priest River likes to play them because they’re so tough. “It’s like playing Post Falls or Lakeland,” she said. She was pleased with On Deck: Vs. Kellogg: Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Vs. Bonners Ferry, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

her team’s efforts. “Even just hanging with them is good,” she said. Witter had nine assists, Clark had eight kills, and Tabitha Richey had five digs. Heidi Janhsen had two aces and Clark had two blocks. The Spartans hosted Timberlake Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They host Kellogg Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., a game that was originally scheduled for away, and then host Bonners Ferry Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.


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YAKIMA – The Cusick Panthers football team beat the newest addition to the Northeast 1B League, Yakama Tribal, which plays in the south division. Cusick easily won 42-6 in an away game Friday, Sept. 16. Cusick coach Troy Hendershott said the team played well, but has room for improvement. “We still have a lot to clean up. We have way too many penalties going on right now,” he said. “If you’re playing your best football on your second game, you’re in trouble.” Cusick jumped out early and hard, scoring 28 first quarter points. Canon Keogh got things started with an 80 yard touchdown run, Colton Hansen ran in the 2-point conversion. Dylan Hendershott caught a seven yard pass from Tanner Shanholtzer for Cusick’s next

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NEWPORT – The Newport volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season against Colville Tuesday, Sept. 13, losing in three sets. “Coming off a big win against Priest River (Monday night), the Grizzlies came out flat against Colville,” Newport coach Amanda Smith said. It was still a close game, with Colville winning 30-28, 25-23, 25-16. Jalin Earl had 12 digs for Newport. Megan Vaughn had seven assists, Faith Hood had seven kills and three aces, and Madi Hofstee and Audrey Price each had two blocks. Newport was back on their game Thursday, Sept. 15, when they beat Riverside in three, 25-19,

25-14, 25-10. “Serving strength dominates the Grizzly offense,” coach Smith said. “(The) seniors continue to show leadership both On Deck: At Freeman: Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Vs. Deer Park: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.

on and off the court.” Hannah Hansend had 12 digs for Newport. Kylyah Mercurius had two blocks and seven kills, while Vaughn finished with seven assists, and Earl and Trystan Potter both finished with four aces. The Grizzlies hosted Lakeside Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They travel to Freeman Thursday, Sept. 22, to play at 6:30 p.m., and then host Deer Park Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Selkirk catches St. John-Endicott By Don Gronning Of The Miner

IONE – The Selkirk Rangers trailed for most of the game when they played St. John-Endicott Friday, but when it counted in the fourth quarter, Braydon Taylor made a 48-yard touchdown run to give the Rangers the lead for the first time. Ranger defense held and Selkirk came away with a 24-20 road victory Friday, Sept. 16. Selkirk coach Jeremy Link said the Rangers had On Deck: At Odessa-Harrington: Friday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.

trouble with St. John-Endicott’s passing game in the first half. They gave up a 70-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. “We brought in a freshman, Zech Curren, and he shut down their tight end,” Link said. The Rangers were still missing the play of their starting quarterback, Jacob Couch, who sprained an ankle a week ago against Pomeroy. Freshman quarterback Jay Link got his first varsity start. “He managed the game well,” Coach Link said. He didn’t give up any turnovers and made a 24-yard See Rangers, 7B

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Lady Grizzlies keep the claws in Colville through the end Newport loses 4-3 By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

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Colin Dietrick catches an Anthony Storro pass in the third quarter and turns it into a 65 yard touchdown Friday night against St. Maries. Dietrick caught two touchdown passes Friday.

Spartans give St. Maries a run

By Don Gronning Of The Miner

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Spartans football team put on a show against St. Maries, with big touchdown passes and a stingy defense. That was the first half. But in the second half St. Maries showed why they’re one of the best high school teams in the state, putting up 31 points in the second half to take a 39-18 win Friday night. “The game started out great for us, we executed well on both the offensive side and defensive side even though St. Maries brought pressure all night on us,” Priest River coach Shane Douglas said. “They were fast strong and frankly deeper than us on the bench.” Priest River scored first, with Tommy Anselmo making a three-yard touchdown run to cap a drive. The point after attempt was unsuccessful, but Priest River came back with another big score,

a 70-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Storro to Colin Dietrick and the Spartans were up 12-0 at the end of the first quarter. St. Maries answered with a second quarter touchdown and completed their 2-point conversion, bringing the score to 12-8 at the half. The Spartans kept up the pressure in the third quarter, with Storro hitting Dietrick for another long touchdown pass, this one a 65 yarder. But St. Maries answered almost immediately, scoring a touchdown and getting the 2-point conversion. “Ultimately, I believe the difference was their depth,” Douglas said. “Our guys played hard all night but got gassed towards the end playing both ways against a physical team like St. Maries. That was the major difference in the game.” He said the Spartans made some mental errors late in the third quarter and the beginning of the

fourth quarter. St. Maries completed three deep passes that hurt the Spartans. Storro had a good night passing, completing 12 of 22 for 230 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. The Spartans gained 105 yards rushing, led by Tommy Anselmo, who picked up 76 yards on 18 carries. Storro rushed for 27 yards on nine attempts and Robbie Anselmo picked up two yards on one attempt. Dietrick had 150 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Tommy Anselmo added 73 yards receiving. Robbie Anselmo picked up seven yards on one attempt. “We are getting better but need to get better in the small details late in the games,” Douglas said. “We want to make sure we have all this ironed out before our league games begin in three weeks.” The Spartans will have a week off next week, then go to Orofino Sept. 30 for a game.

COLVILLE – Newport High School Girls’ Soccer traveled to Colville High School on Tuesday, Sept. 13, barely losing in a 4-3 match against the Indians. Colville had 16 shots on goal and Newport had 13, with Colville’s goalkeeper securing 10 saves and Newport goalie Tiara Hamberg with 11. Junior Tessa Pillers of Newport made the

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first goal of the game at the two-minute mark, followed by a goal from Colville at 25 minutes and junior Emily Jurgens following up another goal for Newport at 30 minutes. The second half of the

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at 57 minutes and 60 minutes. Newport’s Corinna Cauchey, a junior, kicked a goal to tie the teams 3-3, but in a dramatic retaliation Colville scored another goal at the 66th minute on a penalty kick, ending the match. “Colville was just on fire with their assists,” concedes coach Jeremy Lewis. “Our girls fought really hard though, and I’m proud of them. They gave it their all against a tough opponent.” Newport hosted Lakeside at Ellersick Field Tuesday, Sept. 20 after deadline. The results of that game will be in next week’s newspaper. The Grizzlies will face of against the Freeman Scotties at Freeman High School, Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

Three qualify for 2016 Bloomsday second seed NEWPORT – More than 135 runners from across the Northwest braved the rainy morning and competed in the 2016 Newport Autumn Bloom 5K/10K Fun Run benefiting the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation. Autumn Bloom’s 10K officially qualified three runners for the highly competitive second seed for Bloomsday 2016. This year’s race welcomed back three Spokane running clubs, Manito Running Club, the Flying Irish Running Club, and Bloomsday Road Runners Club. According to Foundation Director Jenny Smith the latest improvement to the hospital’s annual race was the hiring of Across the Line Timing to handle finish line timing. “Papa Murphy’s Pizza stepped forward to sponsor the timing company, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” Smith said. “It allowed us to start the awards ceremony sooner and eliminated a lot of stress for race organizers.” Bloomsday 2016 Second Seed qualifiers were: Steve Kirske (00:37’43), Shana Piper (00:45:31) and Christina Ramirez (00:46’20). Male overall 10K winners were Steve Kirshke (1st), Ryan Driscoll (2nd) and Jeremy Kovach (3rd). Female overall 10K winners were Shana Piper (1st), Christina Ramirez (2nd) and Brenda Gill (3rd). 5K male overall winners were Jason Dowdy (1st), David Bingaman (2nd) and Geary Lewis (3rd). 5K female overall winners were Diana Crabtree (1st), Kristi Buescher

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Racers take off from the start line during the 2016 Newport Autumn Bloom 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 10. The 10K race was a second seed Bloomsday qualifier, of which three people qualified.

Female (14 & Under Age Group): 1st Place – Anna Jones; 2nd Place – Carly Campbell; 3rd Place – Grace Parry. 5K Male (1519 Age Group): 1st Place – Fred Houck; 2nd Place – Ben Miller; 3rd Place – Joseph Chantry. 5K Female (15-19 Age Group): 1st Place – Cydni Lewis; 2nd Place – Keri Goodrich; 3rd Place – Jocelyn Endicott. 5K Female (20-29 Age Group): 1st Place – Melanie Chantry. 5K Male (30-39 Age Group): 1st Place – David Bingaman; 2nd Place – Doug Miller; 3rd Place – Jason Jones. 5K Female (30-39 Age Group): 1st Place – Diana Crabtree; 2nd Place – Brin Westenskow; 3rd Place – Jada Freer. 5K Male (40-49 Age Group): 1st Place – Jason Dowdy; 2nd Place – Geary Lewis; 3rd Place – Geoff Jones. 5K Female (40-49 Age Group): 1st Place – Kristi Buescher; 2nd Place – Erica Newton; 3rd Place – Tina Batsch. 5K Male (50-59 Age Group): 1st Place – Bruce Kuest; 2nd Place – Jerald Butler; 3rd Place – Allen Layman. 5K Female (50-59 Age Group): 1st Place – Marie Slater; 2nd Place – Cathy

Wallis; 3rd Place – Julie Brown. 5K Male (60-69 Age Group): 1st Place – Michael Tonkyn; 2nd Place – George Wallis; 3rd Place – Doug Hammond. 5K Female (60-69 Age Group): 1st Place – Angie Titus; 2nd Place – Nancy Kiss. 5K Female (70+ Age Group): 1st Place – Pat Trout. Runners were encouraged along the route by 115 community volunteers including groups from House of the Lord School, Newport High School Cheerleaders and Newport High School Fire Science. Race emcee Keith Campbell fired up the music to get people warmed up and welcome them across the finish line. This year’s event benefited the Healthy Kids Snack Bag program and the Reach Out and Read Program. For more information on funding and volunteer opportunities for Healthy Kids Snack Bags or Reach Out and Read, contact the Foundation office at 509447-7928. Final race times and a link to race photos will be available at www.NewportHospitalAndHealth. org.

Priest River’s Keona Brown (No. 10), races for the ball against Davenport last Saturday.

Priest River douses Davenport

By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

PRIEST RIVER – The girls’ soccer team played an aggressive, literally dirty game Saturday, Sept. 17, at home, beating Davenport 4-2 in the mud and rain. “The girls were covered in mud from the rain, but it was a great, fun game,” says coach Shannon Fraser. Davenport led at the half 1-0, scoring in the sixth minute of the game. The Lady Spartans came out strong in the second half and scored off a direct kick from Melissa Krampert. Then Hannah Brengle scored off an assist from AveryLynn Summers. Then Karah Fink assisted AveryLynn Summer in the 30th minute mark, only to have Davenport score at the 35th minute. However, PRLHS finished strong with a goal in the 38th minute with another goal by Brengle, assisted by Summers. Priest River’s Madison Hemphill held the midfield together in the first half, until the rest of the team found their footing in the second. Krampert and Lillith Hernandez played goalkeeper for PRLHS. Krampert had eight saves and Hernandez had four saves, respectively. Davenport had 14 shots on goal while PRLHS had 24 shots, giving their keeper 20 saves. It was a different story Wednesday, Sept. 14, when Priest River girls’ soccer lost to Timberlake 7-0 at an away game. “It was a hard loss and Timberlake played an amazing game, but the Spartans fought hard and played well despite the score,” says coach Shannon Fraser. Hernandez played goalkeeper for Priest River and played a fantastic game with heart and aggression, Fraser adds. She made 21 saves of the 21 shots and allowed seven goals. Timberlake’s keeper made eight saves of the eight shots. Timberlake made goals in the 10th, 25th, 35th and 39th minute to end the first half 4-0. The Tigers went on to rule in the second half, scoring goals at the 11th, 15th, and 29th minute. The Lady Spartans now have a record of 5-1-3. Their next game is away at St. George’s, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.

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Lady Rangers win on the road By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

IONE – The Selkirk Rangers played a successful week of volleyball, starting with a win over Inchelium Tuesday, Sept. 13. They went on to win both games they played Saturday on the road. Selkirk beat Inchelium 25-12, 2515, 25-19. “(The) game was good,” coach Pam Zimmerman said. “Inchelium is one of those teams that you should always be ready for. They can play very well at times.” The Rangers played a doubleheader Saturday, Sept. 17, when they traveled to Curlew in the morning and then headed to Republic, winning both sets. Selkirk easily handled Curlew,

winning 25-23, 25-7, 25-9. “We got off to a slow start in game one, but had no problem with the other two games,” coach Zimmerman said. Lexi Ellsworth had three blocks and eight assists. Whitney Dawson had 10 kills and Allison Petrich had 10 aces. Quinn Zimmerman finished with one dig. Selkirk continued to dominate later in the day at Republic, winning 25-18, 25-14, 18-25, 25-12. “Great game,” Zimmerman said. “Republic is a very good team. We had great serving throughout the games, excluding the game we lost. We served 100 percent in game four.”Ellsworth had six assists and six aces. Dawson finished with seven kills, Emma Avey had four digs and Pet-

rich had one block. “I was very happy with how the team did,” coach Zimmerman said. “We have one senior, one junior, three sophomores and a freshman On Deck:

The game started with Chewelah scoring at touchdown on a one yard run in the first quarter. The 2-point extra point attempt failed. Newport came alive with a couple minutes left in the half when Koa Pancho made a three-yard run, with Kai Thomas kicking the extra point. The teams played a scoreless third quarter before Pancho made

another touchdown run, this one for 17 yards. Thomas kick was blocked. That was the last score of the night. Farnam said Jesse Reyes and Pancho had a good night running the ball, with Reyes gaining 138 yards on 20 attempts and Pancho picking up 93 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts. Both Reyes and Pancho did a good job being aggressive and running downhill, meaning

At: Valley Christian Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m.

starting the game. We are still growing and getting better with each game we play.” The Rangers traveled to Cusick Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They host Northport Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m., and then travel to Valley Christian Tuesday, Sept. 27, to play at 5:30 p.m.

moving ahead instead of sideways. Newport dominated offensively, with 296 yards to 191 for Chewelah. Pancho completed five of 13 pass attempts for 54 yards. Chewelah didn’t complete a pass in nine attempts. On defense, Danny Bradbury was in on 7.5 tackles, including a half dozen solo tackles. Tug Smith had a good defensive game, with an

Lady Panthers lose squeaker to Inchelium

By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

Vs. Northport: Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Grizzlies: Reyes with 138 yards on 20 carries From Page 5B


interception and seven tackles, including six solo tackles. Newport has a 2-1 overall record and a 1-0 Northeast A League record. Around the league, Deer Park beat Colville 42-16, Freeman beat Medical Lake 51-0 and Lakeside beat Riverside 45-21. Newport will be at home against Medical Lake Saturday Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., for the homecoming game.

Bowli ng Friday, Sept. 9 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Lost Cook ‘in Turkeys 4 0 Timber Room 3 1 Gutter Gang 2.5 1.5 EZ-Rider 2 2 Pooch Parlor 2 2 O.K. Lanes 1.5 2.5 Party of Four 1 3

Friday, Sept. 16 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Lost Timber Room 6 2 Pooch Parlor 5 3 Cook ‘in Turkeys 5 3 O.K. Lanes 4.5 3.5 Gutter Gang 3.5 4.5 EZ-Rider 3 5 Party of Four 2 6

High Scratch Game Team: Timber Room 767; High Handicap Game Team: Timber Room 855; High Scratch Series Team: Timber Room 2244; High Handicap Series Team: Timber Room 2008; High Scratch Games: Men - Terry Hastings 234, Women - Karen Batsch 241; High Handicap Games: Men - Gordon Batsch 241, Women - Sharon Reed 228; High Scratch Series: Men - Jeff Huling 651, Women: Jen Hudson 528; High Handicap Series: Men - Jim Hudson 623, Robert Campbell 623; Women: Karen Batsch 616. Converted Splits: Don Plattenberger 5-6, Sherry Loveridge 3-10.

High Scratch Game Team: Timber Room 843; High Handicap Game Team: Pooch Parlor 963; High Scratch Series: Timber Room 2244; High Handicap Series Team: Timber Room 2008; High Scratch Games: Men, Ned Florea 254, Women, Jen Hudson 230; High Handicap Games: Men, Gordy Cook Jr. 294, Women, Sherry Loveridge 253; High Scratch Series: Men, Jeff Huling 633, Women, Sharon Reed 572; High Handicap Series: Men, Ned Florea 746; Women Evie Logan 661. Converted Splits: Ned Florea 5-8-10.

CUSICK – Cusick’s volleyball game against Inchelium Thursday went to five games Thursday, Sept. 15, but Cusick couldn’t hold on to the win. They played a double header Saturday, losing to Republic, but beating Curlew on the road. Cusick lost to Inchelium 25-24, 25-17, 21-25, 1825, 15-8, at home. Individual stats were not available at press time. On Saturday, Cusick hit the road, traveling to Republic in the morning, where they lost in three sets: 25-22, 25-16, 25-16. Maki Ranck had eight assists for Cusick. Alana Keogh had four kills and a dig, Taylor Allen had three aces and a dig, and Nicole Stensgar had a dig. Things turned around for Cusick when they went on to Curlew later Saturday. They won in four sets: 25-18, 25-17, 15-25, 25-10. Talieya Tonasket had seven aces, eight digs and four blocks. Keogh had six kills and Ranck had 14 assists. Cusick traveled to Selkirk Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They travel to Columbia Saturday, Sept. 24, to play at noon, and then travel to Wellpinit Tuesday, Sept. 27, to play at 5:30 p.m.

Rangers: Chantry leads on defense From Page 5B

touchdown pass to another freshman, Ty Taylor. Tristan Chantry had a good game for the Rangers. He led Selkirk defense with 17 tackles and gained 192 yards rushing and scored a touchdown on offense. He scored Selkirk’s first points on a 10-yard carry in the first quarter. Brandon Taylor gained 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns, including the game winner. He also scored in the third

quarter on a one yard plunge. Link said the game was a really good defensive game for both teams. Selkirk has a record of 2-1. In other Northeast 1B North division play, Inchelium beat Pateros 45-0, Columbia beat Entiat 82-46, Northport lost 34-12 to Wellpinit and Republic lost 60-6 to Odessa-Harrington. Selkirk will travel to Harrington for a game with Odessa-Harrington Friday, Sept. 23. That game will start at 3 p.m.

s p o rt s s c o r e b o a r d Priest River (2-4, 1-0) 25 25 25 25 -3 Coeur d’Alene Charter (2-2, 0-2) 22 14 27 11 -1

GIRLS SOCCER Tuesday, Sept. 13 Colville 4, Newport 3 Newport (0-2, 0-2) 3 Colville (2-2, 2-1) 4 Statistics: Shots -- Colville 16, Newport 13. Saves -- Colville, M.Goodwin 10, Newport, Hamberg 11. Scoring: First half -- 1, NP, Pillers 2:00. 2, Col, Stickeny (Torres) 25:00. 3, NP, Jurgens 30:00. Second half -- 4, Col, Stickney (Torres) 57:00. 5, Col, Stickney (Torres) 60:00. 6, NP, Cauchy 65:00. 7, Col Torres 66:00.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 Timberlake 7, Priest River 0 Priest River (2-4, 2-3) 0 Timberlake (6-0, 5-0) 7 Statistics: Shots -- Priest River, 8. Timberlake, 21. Saves -- Timberlake, 8.Priest River, Hernandez 21. Scoring: First half -- 1, Simpson 10:00. 2, Starr 25:00. 3, Kirby 35:00. 4, Allison Kirby 39:00. Second half -- 5, Roth 56:00. 6, Starr 60:00. 7, Roth 74:00.

VOLLEYBALL Tuesday, Sept. 13 Priest River 3, Coeur d’Alene 1

Scoring: Kills- Clark (PR) 13. Assists- Whitter (PR) 17. Aces- Dement (PR) 4. Digs- Pankoke (PR) 19. Blocks- Randolph (PR) 6.

Colville 3, Newport 0 Colville 30 25 25 -3 Newport 28 23 16 -0

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Kills: Faith Hood 7 Digs: Jalin Earl 12 Blocks: Madison Hofstee 2, Audrey Price 2 Assists: Megan Vaughn 7 Aces: Faith Hood 3 Thursday, Sept. 15 Cusick 2, Inchelium 3 Cusick (1-3, 1-2) 24 17 25 25 8 Inchelium (2-1, 1-1) 25 25 21 18 -3

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St. Maries 3, Priest River 0 Priest River (2-5, 1-0) 12 18 22 -0 St. Maries (4-0, 1-0) 25 25 25 -3 Scoring: Kills-Ka.Auer (StM) 8, Clark (PR) 8. Assists-Ke.Auer (StM) 18, Witter (PR) 9. Aces- Ke.Auer (StM) 5, Jahnsen (PR) 2. Digs- Bordman (StM) 11, Richey (PR) 5. Blocks- Ka.Auer (StM) 2, Clark (PR) 2.

Cusick 0, Republic 3 Cusick (1-3, 1-2) Republic (2-1, 2-1)

22 16 16 -0 25 25 25 -3

Scoring: Kills-Keogh (Cus) 4, Koepke (Rep) 5. Assists-Ranck (Cus) 8, Ricard (Rep) 16. Aces-Allen (Cus) 3, Rittel (Rep) 4. Digs-Stensgar, Allen, Keogh, Auld (Cus) 1, Silva (Rep) 5. Blocks-Koepke (Rep) 3.

Cusick 3, Curlew 1 Cusick (1-3, 1-2) Curlew (0-4, 0-3)

25 25 15 25 -3 18 17 25 10 -1

Scoring: Kills-Keogh (Cus) 6, Fanning (Cur) 10. Assists-Ranck (Cus) 14, Engen (Cur) 9.

Aces-Tonasket (Cus) 7, Beedle (Cur) 3. Digs-Tonasket (Cus) 8, Fanning (Cur) 6. Blocks-Tonasket (Cus) 4, Baker, Beedle (Cur) 1.

FOOTBALL Friday, Sept. 9 Selkirk 24, St. John-Endicott 20 Selkirk (2-1, 0-0) 6 6 6 St. John-Endicott (0-2, 0-0) 14 0 6


New- Pancho 17 run (kick failed)

Cusick 42, Yakama Tribal 6 Cusick (2-0, 0-0) 28 14 0 Yakama Tribal (0-3, 0-0) 0 0 6





Scoring StJ- Fox 38 run (kick failed) Sel- Chantry 10 run (kick failed) StJ- Gingras 70 pass from Harrison (Schlungger

Scoring Cus- Keogh 80 run (Hansen run) Cus- Henderschott 7 pass from Shanholtzer (Hansen run) Cus- Keogh 12 run (run failed) Cus- Keogh 40 run (run failed) Cus- Hansen 45 run (run failed) Cus- Hansen 2 run (Keogh run) Yak- 50+ run by unknown (run failed)

Sel- T. Taylor 24 pass from Link (kick failed) Sel- B. Taylor 1 run (kick failed) StJ- Schlungger 4 run (kick failed) Sel- B. Taylor 48 run (PAT failed)

St. Maries 39, Priest River 18 St Maries 0 8 16 15 -39 Priest River 12 0 6 0 -18

Newport 13, Chewelah 6 Newport (2-1, 1-0) 0 7 0 Chewelah (2-1, 1-1) 6 0 0 Scoring Che- Coleman 1 run (run failed) New- Pancho 3 run (Hill kick)





6 0

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PR- Tommy Anselmo 3 yd Run Kick failed Blancher PR- 71 yd TD Pass Storro to Collin Dietrick 2 point conversion failed PR- 65 TD Pass Storro to Collin Dietrick 2 pt conversion failed Other information unavailable

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obituari es Margaret F. “Peg” Gaylord Diamond Lake

Peg Gaylord entered into eternal rest on Sept. 12, 2016, with her daughters at Gaylord her side. She was 92. Born to Albert and Mildred Fleming in Spokane Jan. 13, 1923, she was their only child. Her grandfather was Mayor Charles Fleming. Peg grew up in Spokane, spending summers at Diamond Lake. Peg attended Wilson Elementary and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1941. She received a scholarship to University of Idaho where she started college until World War II changed her college path. She joined the U.S. Navy as a WAVE in 1944. Peg married Morrie Gaylord in May 1946. They had three children, Michael L. Gaylord, Sandra J. Weisser, and Catherine A. Gavin. As a military family, the Gaylords lived many places. Peg spent much of her life working with the Girl Scouts. Peg retired in 1983, moving to Diamond Lake permanently. She became involved in her community, volunteering at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the clothing bank, and the museum. Peg is survived by her three children, Mike (and Kay) of Virginia, Sandy (and Don) of Moses Lake, and Catie (and Steve) of Spokane, as well as many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She was a kind and generous woman and will be missed by all who knew her. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities would be welcomed. 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.

Mark William Hethorn Chattaroy

Mark William Hethorn of Chattaroy went to be with his Lord Sept. 17, 2016. He was 60. Mark was born to Merrel and Shirley (Larson) Hethorn May 20, 1956, at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. He married Kari Calvin Aug. 6, 1999, at Trinity Baptist Church in Priest River. Mark loved running

Hazel Marie Taylor Hazel was born the ninth of ten children to Robert and Eudora Burnham in Oldtown, Idaho. On Feb. 26 of this year she celebrated her 100th birthday Taylor surrounded by family and friends. Hazel was preceded in death by her first husband William “Bill” Smith in 1957 and her second husband John Taylor in 1995. She was an active member of the Baptist church for years, also a long-standing member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her stepdaughter Arleen Davenport, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Newport. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at shermanknapp.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.

John Lynn Hamilton passed away

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

Thursday, Sept. 22 Pend Oreille County Li-

Public Hospital District No. 1 Board: 12:30 p.m. - Sandifur Meeting Room, Newport Hospital Priest River Airport Board: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River City Hall

ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of green Toyota truck with a canopy crossing center lines multiple times. AGENCY ASSIST: Freeman Lake Rd., Oldtown, report of assist Bonner County with wanted subject who is running on foot. WEAPON OFFENSE: Sunset Drive S., Ione, report of subjects shooting in an unsafe manner.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Backwoods Lane and Scotia Rd., Newport, report of vehicle parked there for two days.

DISABLED VEHICLE: Hwy. 20, report of disabled vehicle partially blocking.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: Fertile Valley Rd., report of an aggressive dog that came at complainant’s wife when she walked past.

ARREST: W. Pine St., Newport, Watt Douglas Cogburn, 19, Newport was arrested on a local warrant. FRAUD: Telephone Rd. E., report of credit card fraud. ARREST: Crystal M. Berry, 30, Gurley, was arrested on a local warrant. ACCIDENT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of vehicle accident DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: Lehigh Ave., report of 63 year-old-female yelling at male. TRESPASSING: Makai Lane, report that subject continues to trespass on complainant’s property because he wants an easement to access his own property there. TRESPASSING: Larsen Blvd., complainant was informed that someone is living in his house and no one is supposed to be there. FRAUD: N. Fea Ave., Newport, report of caller reporting false charges on checking account. THEFT: Community Hall Rd., report that bicycle was stolen last week and was seen today. ATTEMPT TO LOCATE: S. Fea Ave., Newport, report that caller believes her runaway son may be at this location. ANIMAL NOISE: Driskill Rd., report of ongoing issue with neighbor dog’s barking. BRUSH FIRE: Hwy. 20, report of field on fire. ARREST: Hwy. 20, Kathryn R. Williams, 63, of Cusick, arrested for out of county warrant. ACCIDENT: Smackout Pass, 40, report of an ATV accident multiple broken bones. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 2, report of deceased deer in middle of lane. CIVIL: S. Spokane Ave., report of complainant that states girlfriend packed up all belongings in residence and took child.

Tuesday, Sept. 13 ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 20, Newport, report of chip truck traveling slow and swerving over the line when people pass him. THEFT: Yocum Lake, Ione, report that someone stole

ANIMAL PROBLEM: LeClerc & Sullivan Lake, report of injured fawn that needs dispatched. BURGLARY: Virginia Lane, Newport, report of burglary of storage building with items taken. ANIMAL BITE: Quail Loop, Newport, report of female bleeding, yelling that they need ambulance, no further details. JUVENILE PROBLEM: W. Walnut St., Newport, report of baby left in vehicle for 10 minutes. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Jazmin M. Fletcher, 26, Usk, was arrested on a local felony warrant.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report of logging truck that crashed into the ditch, driver has cut to head. WANTED PERSON: W. Pine St., Newport, report of officer in unmarked car chasing male subject. DRUG INFORMATION: Honeysuckle Drive VIOLATION OF ORDER: N. Fea Ave., Newport, complainant states subject he has an order against is driving by his house. ALCOHOL OFFENSE: Hwy. 20, report of students having alcohol and drugs at camp. THEFT: 18 Tule Rd. ANIMAL PROBLEM: N. Scott & Spruce, report of two Yorkies (dogs) running loose in the area. THEFT: Hwy. 211, complainant reports chainsaw stolen from storage shed within the last week. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: Lower Wolf Trail, report of two dirt bikes on trail. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: Lehigh Ave., report that intoxicated husband came back to residence, pounding on door. ARREST: Shawn Henry Seig, 38, Pipestone, was arrested on out of state warrant. ARREST: Paul Timothy Olofson, 27, Spokane, was arrested on a DOC detainer.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. Pend Oreille County Courthouse
 Newport School Board: 5 p.m. - District Office

Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. Pend Oreille County Courthouse

Pend Oreille Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop
: 6 p.m. - Cusick Community Center

Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 Board: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione

Pend Oreille County Republican Party: 7-8:30 p.m. - American Legion, Cusick
 Wednesday, Sept. 28 Tri-County Economic Development District: 11 a.m. - TEDD Conference Room, 986 S. Main, Suite A, Colville

St., report that on Tuesday someone broke into complainant’s Jeep Wrangler and took a small tool kit and tow rope. JUVENILE PROBLEM: W. 5th St., report that child did not come home. FOUND PROPERTY: S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of found license plate. FISH AND GAME: Indian Creek Property, report of illegal hunter. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Stohr Rd., report of vehicle at vacant house. VIOLATION OF ORDER: N. Fea Ave., Newport, report of respondent in order driving past residence and honking horn. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. 4th St., report that county vehicle had its light go off and on; no one is around. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: W. 6th, report of vehicle driving very slowly in area driving around for the last three days. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Stateline Rd. N., complainant reports they can hear male yelling. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Marilyn Lee McGillis, 52, of Cusick, was arrested on a local misdemeanor warrant . JUVENILE PROBLEM: W. 2nd St., report of 13-year-old grandson refusing to go to bed and threatening to run away.

Friday, Sept. 16 ACCIDENT: LeClerc Rd. S., report of vehicle colliding with telephone pole, two occupants out walking around. BURGLARY: N. Newport Ave., report of fifth wheel trailer broken into, items taken. FRAUD: McCloud Creek Rd., report of unknown subject that used complainant’s debit card for online purchases. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Mountain Bluff Lane, report that complainant received an offensive letter in the mail; this is the second time this has happened. FIRE VEHICLE: LeClerc Rd. N., report of vehicle on fire, unoccupied, no buildings nearby. HAZMAT: Hwy. 20, report of UPS truck spilled fuel, approximately two gallons. THEFT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of theft of ticket from machine. BURGLARY: Hwy. 2, report of complainant said someone broke into the garage and stole a saw and a shop vac. ILLEGAL BURNING: Larch Lane, report of burning in front of residence. VEHICLE PROWL: S. Warren Ave., Newport, report of black car parked two subjects on bicycles around it shining lights on it ANIMAL NOISE: Hwy. 20, report of neighbor’s dogs barking, ongoing problem. ANIMAL NOISE: Quail Loop, report of dogs barking, ongoing problem. HAZMAT: Hwy. 20, report of vehicle on its top, fuel tank in back of truck leaking.

Saturday, Sept. 17

BOOK AND RELEASE: Alan Roger Enyeart, 60, of Cusick, was booked and released for making false statements to an officer.

TRESPASSING: Big Dog Drive, complainant reports there are bow hunters up there and they let his cows out.

BOOK AND RELEASE: Christopher Chad Collins, 31, Port Orchard, was booked and released for violation of restriction on an occupational license.


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Monday, Sept. 26

Newport Planning Commission: 5 p.m. - Newport City Hall
, meets as needed

ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Cory J. Watson, 26, Oldtown was arrested on a local misdemeanor warrant .

ANIMAL PROBLEM: Boundary Rd., report that cow was hit some time last night out on open range.

Saturday, Sept. 17, at his sister’s home in Newport after he lost his battle with cancer. He was 72. A full obituary will follow next week.

brary District Board: 10 a.m. - District Office, Newport

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Hope Rd., Newport, report that complainant heard a loud explosion to the northwest of her place.

Monday, Sept. 12

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two fly fishing poles.

JUVENILE PROBLEM: S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of 2-year-old boy who is lost.

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heavy equipment, building, remodeling, repairing, gardening, and fishing. He was truly a jack-of-all trade and loved to keep busy. Spending time with his family was important to Mark and he loved having them around. His grandchildren were a very big part of his life and a great joy to him. Mark is survived by his wife Kari Hethorn, son Codey Hethorn, daughter LaTisha (James) Taylor, sons Jacob (Khyndra) Tallman and Kaleb (Elyce) Tallman, daughter Karissa Bulling, mother Shirley Hethorn, brother David (Lorie) Hethorn, sister Leslie (Gerry) Arensdorf, sister Becky Dempsen, five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his father Merrel Hethorn and brother-in-law Larry Allen. A memorial service will be held at Pine Ridge Community Church, 1428 W. 1st, in Newport, Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. Pastor Mitch McGhee will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DSI Hayden Dialysis Center, 8556 N. Wayne Drive, Hayden, ID 83835.

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TRESPASSING: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of occupant smoking marijuana in the room, was ordered to leave. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL: N. 1st Ave., report of complainant physically attacked by husband. LOST PROPERTY: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of a lost passport. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Big Dog Drive, report that someone broke gate and bent it back, letting cows out. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Deer Valley Rd., report of blue car that looks smashed back in the trees. VEHICLE PROWL: W. 3rd

FISH AND GAME: Big Dog Drive, report of bow hunters trespassing. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: W. Walnut St., report of male subject standing at entrance cussing at people. THEFT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of theft of cell phone case. ACCIDENT: Washington St., Newport, report of two vehicle accident, possible injuries, one subject vomiting, other with injured leg. FIRE: Hwy. 20, report of power pole on fire. NOISE COMPLIANT: 6th Ave. DISTURBANCE: W. 7th St., report of five or more people in parking lot, intoxicated, fighting. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Hwy. 2, report of someone outside beating on window and yelling. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of suspicious vehicle in VIP lot.

RECOVERED VEHICLE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, out with stolen vehicle.

Sunday, Sept. 18 TRESPASING: S. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of subject at location who is not supposed to be there. WELFARE CHECK: W. Kelly Drive, complainant received phone call from son who threatened to kill himself if he didn’t get any pain pills. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 20, report of black Audi swerving all over the roadway. THEFT: S. Cass Ave., Newport, complainant’s car broken into within last week and items taken. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 2, report of dead deer in the middle of the roadway. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Southshore Diamond Lake, caller reports seeing a red mountain bike that seems to have been left behind. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Edmiston Rd., complainant reporting suspicious vehicle prowling in the area, female driver with multicolored hair. West Bonner County

Monday, Sept. 12 NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Dufort Rd., Priest River ARREST: LeClerc Rd., Oldtown, Steven Oldham, 40, of Oldtown was arrested for driving without privileges. ARREST: Valley St., Oldtown, Logan V. King 18, of Oldtown was arrested for DUI.

Tuesday, Sept. 13 ANIMAL PROBLEM: Scenic Trail, Priest River SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE: N. McKinley St., Priest River VEHICLE THEFT: Hwy. 2, Oldtown

Wednesday, Sept. 14 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Old Priest River Rd. and Jachetta Rd., Priest River, Joel Grover, 51, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. RECKLESS DRIVING: Hwy. 2 and E. Settlement Rd., Priest River ACCIDENT, INJURY UNKNOWN: Hwy. 2, Priest River NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Peninsula Rd., Priest River, report of a hit and run accident. ACCIDENT, INJURIES: Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Hwy. 2, Oldtown BURGLARY: N. Nordman Rd., area of Nordman

Thursday, Sept. 15 ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 2, Priest River, report of an injured deer that needs dispatched. ARREST: E. Lincoln Ave., Priest River, Gary Carson, 71 of Priest River was arrested on a Bonner County felony warrant FRAUD: Hoo Doo Loop, Oldtown TOBACCO VIOLATION: Hwy. 41 and Blanchard Cutoff, Blanchard, a 15-year-old male was cited and released for tobacco use.

Friday, Sept. 16 DISORDERLY CONDUCT: James Ave. and Gregory St., Priest River ARREST: Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Christopher A. Freddi, 49, of Oldtown was arrested for driving under the influence Excessive and 2nd Offense. TRAFFIC VIOLATION: S. State Ave. and E. 4th St. S., Oldtown, a 60-year-old male resident of Oldtown was cited and released for driving without privileges. BURGLARY: Tower Mountain Rd., Blanchard

Saturday, Sept. 17 TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Jackson Ave., Priest River RECKLESS DRIVER: Hwy. 57, Priest River CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Albeni Cove Rd., Oldtown

Sunday, Sept. 18 NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Hoop Loop Rd., Priest River FIRE VEHICLE: Nitty Gritty Lane, Priest River

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The Family Crisis Network will facilitate a Coordinated Community Response meeting to discuss services provided with STOP Grant funding in Pend Oreille County. The discussion will include current services provided under this grant, gaps and barriers to service in our community. In addition we will discuss our efforts to reduce the risk of domestic violence related homicides. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME! Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2014 Time: 10:00am Where: Family Crisis Network Conference Room 730 W. 1st Street, Newport, WA



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2016288 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE NO. 16-2-00109-9 SUMMONS (60 DAY) ESTATE OF DUAINE COURCHAINE a n d E S TAT E O F D O N N A G . COURCHAINE, Plaintiffs, v. JACK E. MILLS and REMEDIOS MILLS, husband and wife, Defendants. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: JACK E. MILLS and REMEDIOS MILLS: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 24th day of August, 2016, and defend the complaint of the plaintiff, Estate of Duaine Courchaine and the Estate of Donna G. Courchaine, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff Estate of Duaine Courchaine and the Estate of Donna G. Courchaine, at the address below stated; and in case of your failure to so do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. This is an action to quiet title in real property located in Pend Oreille County, State of Washington. DATED this 28TH day of July, 2016. TRUNKENBOLZ | ROHR PLLC /S/Pamela H. Rohr PAMELA H. ROHR, WSBA #19584 PO Box 14033 Spokane Valley, WA 99214 (509) 928-4100


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L O S T C AT ! $100 reward! Very large black and white neutered, male cat. Long hair. Please help us get Tommy home! (509) 2 9 2 - 1 3 11 . ( 3 2 3p) #5-9-7-16

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.

Substance Abuse Treatment/Prevention/Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Offices in Newport & Metaline Falls (509) 447-5651

DENTIST Newport Dental Center

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

HEARING AID CENTERS Professional Hearing Center Jorgen Bang H.I.S. (866) 924-3459, Spokane Valley

Lois Robertson, Licensed Massage Therapist 701Viet Rd -- 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

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in this proceeding, go to www.atg. wa.gov/TRM DATED this 29th day of August, 2016. STACI L. MYKLEBUST Cowlitz County Clerk

2016302 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR COWLITZ COUNTY JUVENILE DIVISION NO. 16-7-00355-8 NOTICE AND SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION IN RE THE INTEREST OF: DE LA MATER, HARMONY CHEY DOB: 12/06/12 TO Stacey De La Mater, Mother A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was filed on May 18, 2016; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on October 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Cowlitz County Youth Services Center, 1725 First Ave, Longview, WA 98632. 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 360/501-2600. To view information about your rights

Published in The Newport Miner on September 7, 14, and 21, 2016. (32-3) ____________________________ 2016310 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Application Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on August 29, 2016, received a complete Shoreline Variance Application and associated documents from Rafael and Mary Ramirez and did on August 31, 2016 issue a Determination of Completeness for replacement of a dock on Diamond Lake. (FILE NO. SV-16-008), Location: 325305 HWY 2, Newport, WA 99156; Sec. 02, Town. 30, Range 44. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact


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the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Annex Building, 418 South Scott Street, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and viewed at www.pendoreilleco.org. Contact: Andy Huddleston, Community Dev. Assistant Planner, (509) 447-6462, ahuddleston@pendoreille.org. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than September 29th, 2016. Required Permits: Shoreline Variance (Pend Oreille County), Floodplain Development Permit (Pend Oreille County) Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA WDFW) Dated: September 1, 2016 Published in The Newport Miner on September 14 and 21, 2016. (33-2) ____________________________ 2016312 PUBLIC NOTICE The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is re-submitting the Cusick ICDBG

housing project to be built in the town of Cusick, WA for bids. We will be creating a design, but your own superior design is welcomed. The bid will now be broken up in to (3) formats… Bid Type A - Will be for the lower level concrete structure work. (Floors, Walls, Hardware, etc.) Bid Type B – Will include Items not included in the lower level bid such as doors, windows, stairs) as well as the entire upper level building, Deck, Stairs, etc. Bid Type C – The entire package (Bid A + Bid B) The project budget is $250,000 per structure. All bids must be submitted by the deadline which will be posted in the project Request for Proposal (RFP) document. This project will be awarded to the best value bid (Quality and Cost) not just the lowest bid price. Thank you for interest in our project and we look forward to your bid or response. Matthew Eilerman – Department of Planning and Public Works meilerman@kalispeltribe.com (509) 447-7132

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Prescribed burning begins on Priest Lake Ranger District COEUR D’ALENE – The Priest Lake, Bonners Ferry, and Sandpoint Ranger Districts are planning several prescribed burns late September through November. The purpose of these projects is to reduce potential wildfire impacts, prepare areas for tree planting and improve wildlife forage, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Prescribed burning is part

of each district’s annual natural resource management program. Burned areas will be monitored to ensure that fire remains within the unit boundaries. • Prescribed burns are planned for the following areas Priest Lake Ranger District: Lower Priest (seven miles southwest of Coolin, vicinity Gleason McAbee Road) • Natural fuels burning in

Published in The Newport Miner on September 7, 14 and 21, 2016. (32-3) ____________________________ 2016316 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WA S H I N G T O N COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE NO. 16-4-00049-9 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW. 11.40.030 In the Estate of: ROBERT W. HARRIMAN, Deceased The individual named below has been appointed as executor of the estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time this 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 or mailing to the executor or the executor’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: September 14, 2016. Personal Representative: Cindy Harriman Attorney for Personal Representative: Linda Mathis Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 1440 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner on September 14, 21, and 28, 2016 (33-3) ____________________________

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. The newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising or real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275. (31tf)

the following project areas: Watson (three miles northeast of Nordman, Watson Mountain) • Pile burning in the following project areas: Lower Priest Lakeview (east of Highway 57, vicinity of Nordman) Nickelplate (west of Highway 57, vicinity of Nordman) Priest Lake Experimental Forest (10 miles south of

2016341 PUBLIC NOTICE S TAT E O F WA S H I N G T O N D E PA R T M E N T O F E C O L O G Y NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE: That Peggy Cuddy of Spokane Valley, WA on Aug. 30, 2016 under Application No. S3-30772, filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from the Pend Oreille River, in the amount of .049 of a cubic foot per second each year, for continuous domestic supply and seasonal heat source and irrigation of one-half acre. The source of the proposed appropriation is to be located within Lot 11, Block 1 of Echo Bay Subdivision, being within the NE ¼ NW ¼ of Section 32, Township 32N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protest must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from September 21, 2016. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program – ERO PO BOX 47611 Olympia, WA 98504-7611 Published in The Newport Miner on September 14 and 21, 2016 (33-2) ____________________________ 2016342 PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 332 TOWN OF METALINE FALLS AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A UTILITY TAX ON THE TOWN OF METALINE FALLS, WASHINGTON WASTEWATER SERVICE UTILITY GROSS EARNINGS. WHEREAS, the Town of Metaline Falls Council has determined that as it is beneficial for the Town of Metaline Falls, as the implementation of a tax on the Town’s wastewater utilities measured by gross earnings is expected to generate additional revenue to help maintain current levels of Town services; and WHEREAS, a utility tax authorized by RCW 35.27.370(9), sets a standard and occupation (B&O) tax levied by the general fund on the Town utility (a tax on the utility, not a tax on the customers), a 6% tax is hereby imposed on and after December 31, 2016, against and upon the gross earnings of The tax year for purposes of this wastewater utility tax shall commence December 31, 2016 and shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31 each subsequent year. EFFECTIVE DATE, This ordinance shall be published in the official newspaper of the Town , shall take effect and be in full force five days after the date of publication and shall be applied to taxes payable December 31, 2016. Tina Swink Clerk/Treasurer Published in The Newport Miner on September 21, 2016. (34) ____________________________

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2016344 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF STEVENS NO: 2016-4-00121-7 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KIM L. DICKINSON, 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

Coolin) Tower Salvage (14 miles southwest of Priest Lake) • Under burning of logging slash in the following Sandpoint Ranger District project areas: Gold Crown (Located just Southeast of Sandpoint near Gold Hill) South Grouse (Grouse Mountain four miles east of Sagle) Tumble Down (Graham

the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or their Attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the latter of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the Creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four (4) months after the date of 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. Personal Representative: Michael W. Ford Attorney for Personal Representative: Dennis W. Clayton | WSBA #7464 Clayton Law Firm, PLLC Address for Mailing or Service: 287 E. Astor Avenue P.O. Box 269 Colville, WA 99114-0269 Probate Cause Number: 2016-400121-7 Court of Probate Proceedings: Stevens County Superior Court 215 S. Oak Street #206 Colville, Washington 99114 Published in The Newport Miner on September 21, 28, and October 5, 2016. (34-3) ____________________________ 2016345 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WA S H I N G T O N FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY NO. 16-4-00047-2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of EDITH CASIMIRA FONTAINE, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: September 21, 2016 /s/Denise M. Mallinson Denise M. Mallinson, Personal Representative Denise Stewart Attorney at Law PLLC PO Box 301 Newport, WA 99156 (509) 447-3242 Published in The Newport Miner on September 21, 28, and October 5, 2016. (34-3) ____________________________ 2016346 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY NOTICE OF WATER RATE HEARING The Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 will hold a public hearing to consider rates for the following water systems: • Granite / Sacheen • Greenridge

Point to Whiskey Rock) • Pile burning in the following project areas: Tumble Down (Graham Point to Whiskey Rock) • Prescribed burns are planned for the following areas in Bonners Ferry Ranger District: Northern Prairie (Highway 95 near Round Prairie, 18 See burning, 12B

• Holiday Shores • Lazy Acres • Riverbend • Riverview • Sandy Shores The public hearing will take place at 11:00 a.m., October 4, 2016, during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The hearing will be held at the PUD Administrative Building, Newport Conference Room, 130 N. Washington, Newport, Washington. The public is invited to attend and be heard. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in the Newport Miner on September 21 and 28, 2016. (34-2) ____________________________ 2016347 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE NO. 16-4-00050-2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW.11.40.030 In the Estate of: PAUL KENNETH REYNOLDS, Deceased The individual named below has been appointed as executor of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time of this 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 or mailing to the executor or the executor’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditors 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: September 21, 2016 Personal Representative: Roberta Ward Attorney for Executor: Linda Mathis Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 1440 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner on September 21, 28 and October 5, 2016. (34-3) ____________________________ 2016348 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING D AT E C H A N G E Cusick School District No. 59 Pend Oreille County, Washington The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cusick School District No. 59 (the “District”) hereby provides this notice that they will meet for their September Board Meeting on: Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: High School Library Cusick School District 305 Monumental Way Cusick, WA The purpose of this meeting is for the regularly scheduled September Board Meeting. This is rescheduled from September 20th due to lack of a quorum. CUSICK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 59 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON By: /s/Don Hawpe Don Hawpe; Secretary, Board of Directors Published in The Miner on September 21, 2016. (34)


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Master Gardeners offer popular fall pruning class NEWPORT – The WSU/ Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners will once again be hosting the “Practical Pruning” hands-on workshop Saturday, Oct. 8 at River Mountain Village Assisted Living Center, 608 West Second St., in Newport from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Guest instructor Tim Kohlhauff, Urban Horticulture Coordinator from WSU/Spokane County Extension, will demonstrate proper use of tools and cutting techniques as well as

discuss specific situations, types of plants, renovation

pruning and much more. Bring questions, work gloves, labeled pruning tools, a sack lunch and

outdoor gear because the entire time will be spent outdoors at River Mountain Village as the classroom. Master Gardeners will provide beverages. The fee for the class is $5 for community members and $3 for Master Gardeners. Pre-register by calling the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension office at 509-447-2401 to ensure adequate materials will be available and provide contact information should the class schedule change.

area) Kreist Lightning (six miles south of Eastport, upper Moyie River area) Borderline Stew (20 miles north of Bonners Ferry, vicinity of Hall Mountain) Northern Prairie (Highway 95 near Round Prairie, 18 miles north of Bonners Ferry) Twenty Mile (approximately five miles southeast of Bonners Ferry) As a member of the Montana/Idaho Airshed Group, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests adheres to recommendations to burn for each day based on predicted smoke emissions and expected smoke dispersion. Burns are conducted only when forecasts and burn plans comply

with federal and state air quality regulations and agency policies. Additional information on air quality and smoke management is available at www.smokemu.org/. Individuals are responsible for knowing their location relative to closure areas and burn units. The public is urged to stay away from these areas during burning operations and for a few days afterward. Active burning usually occurs for two to three days until moisture puts out the fire, however burned areas can still be very hazardous. For more information, contact Public Affairs Officer Shoshana Cooper at 208-765-7211.

Bring questions, work gloves, labeled pruning tools, a sack lunch and outdoor gear

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miles north of Bonners Ferry) Borderline Stew (20 miles north of Bonners Ferry, vicinity of Hall Mountain) Twenty Mile (approximately five miles southeast of Bonners Ferry) Ruby Copper (approximately four miles southeast of Eastport) • Natural fuels burning in the following project areas: Idaho Buckhorn (northeast of Moyie Springs, on the Montana/Idaho border, near Buckhorn Mountain) • Pile burning in the following project areas: Twin Skin (16 miles northeast of Bonners Ferry in the Deer Creek


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Washington adopts new rule to combat climate change Clean Air Rule will cap and reduce carbon pollution OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology is launching a new plan to combat climate change. According to a news release from Ecology, after months of stakeholder meetings, and public review and input, Ecology adopted a first-of-its-kind clean air rule that caps and reduces carbon pollution. “Today marks a watershed moment in our country’s history,” said Ecology Director Maia Bellon. “We are taking leadership under our clean air act, adopting a strong and practical plan to reduce greenhouse gases, and doing our fair share to tackle climate change.” Scientists have known for more than a decade that carbon pollution is the primary cause of climate change. Recognizing the need to take action, in 2015 Gov. Jay Inslee directed Ecology to cap and reduce carbon pollution under Washington’s Clean Air Act. Under the new rule, businesses that are responsible for 100,000 metric tons of carbon pollution annually will be required to cap and then gradually reduce their emissions. If a business cannot limit its own emissions, it has other options. It could develop a project that reduces carbon pollution in Washington, such as an energy efficiency program. Businesses could also comply by buying carbon credits from others or from other ap-

proved carbon markets. The state would not establish a market. The plan relies on businesses to trade independently among themselves and with other markets. All emissions reductions, projects and trading would be validated by independent auditors, with oversight from Ecology. Natural gas distributors, petroleum fuel producers and importers, power plants, metal manufacturers, waste facilities, and state and federal facilities would be included in the plan and need to show their emissions are declining by an average of 1.7 percent a year starting in 2017. Washington is particularly vulnerable to a warming climate, according to the news release. Communities in the state depend on snow fed water supplies to provide drinking water, irrigation for agriculture, and about 65 percent of the state’s electrical power. Shellfish, which are a major industry on Washington’s coast, are susceptible to ocean acidification – created when carbon dioxide reacts with seawater. And in Eastern Washington, increasing numbers of wildfires threaten air quality and the health of people with asthma and other breathing difficulties. Ecology’s rule goes into effect Oct. 17, 2016. For more information about the Clean Air Rule, visit Ecology’s website for more information.

Coeur d’Alene restaurants inspected for ADA BOISE – The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho is reviewing restaurants in both Coeur d’Alene and Nampa to ensure that they provide the access required by the Americans with Disabilities

Act of 1990 (the “ADA”), U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. The review stems from the Department of Justice’s congressionally mandated responsibility to ensure compliance with the ADA and is not in response to

any specific complaint against a restaurant. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by the owners and operators of places of public accommodation, which include restaurants.

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