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Volume 109, Number 35 | 2 Sections, 24 Pages

PUD has piece of regional fiber pie NoaNet expands in rural areas; two counties pull out BY FRED WILLENBROCK OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – All Pend Oreille County eyes are on the PUD’s contractors stringing fiber to every home and business in the county’s south end as they race to start hook ups this fall. But equally important to the region is fiber being strung in eastern Washington and north Pend Oreille County by a non-profit corporation partly owned by the Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD). Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) is using funds from two federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grants to build fiber networks from Okanogan County through Ferry and Stevens counties and north Pend Oreille County. Like the PUD they are only a wholesale provider of broadband services, and like the PUD they are moving into many rural areas that

are without high-speed Internet access. Their system is much like the early PUD network – connecting libraries, hospitals and public entities. They won’t see fiber to homes and businesses like Pend Oreille County in this phase of the project. For Pend Oreille County, which is ahead of most rural eastern Washington counties on fiber network development, NoaNet’s latest projects will provide several large benefits here. They will run a fiber line over Tiger Pass from Colville to Metaline Falls. It will run down LeClerc Creek Road on the east side of the Pend Oreille River to Cusick and tie into the PUD system. It will eventually open the door to broadband service in the north county, but when complete it immediately offers a second route out of the county to Seattle. The PUD couldn’t include the north county in the $27 million SEE NOANET, 2A

Burglar, gun thief sentenced to 18 years BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A 26-year-old Newport man, who in a little more than two years went from being sentenced as a first-time offender to a criminal who reached the maximum number in the state’s sentencing range, was sentenced, Thursday, Sept. 27 to 18 years in prison. Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson did not go along with a negotiated plea deal in which the man would have been sentenced to 15 years. Sean T. Ponder pled guilty to 17 felonies, including the burglary and theft of a gun safe with 40 guns.

Only two of the guns have been recovered. Ponder had reached the maximum score of nine in the state’s standard sentencing range, which is based on the number and type of crimes for which he was convicted. That score dictates the sentencing range for the offense. Deputy prosecutor Dolly Hunt and defense attorney Michael Clay negotiated a complicated plea that involved the state agreeing to ask for two years less than the standard sentencing range. Hunt said the reason for asking to deviate from the standard sentencing range was SEE PONDER, 2A


Rotarian John Linch pins new Rotarian Valorie Hein at the Newport Priest River Rotary Club meeting Wednesday morning, Sept. 26. Hein is the newest member of the Rotary Club, which has about 28 members.

Local Rotary Club’s reach is far

Service organization’s mission is to help worldwide BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

OLDTOWN – If you’re thinking of joining the Newport Priest River Rotary Club hopefully you have a sense of humor – because this group likes to have fun. The local service group is 28 members strong, but is always looking for new people to join the group. They are in charge of a variety of activities in the Newport-Oldtown-Priest River area focused on community, putting to action the Rotary motto “Service Before Self.” The group meets weekly Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Oldtown Rotary Park, in the parking lot of the Oldtown boat launch, just east of the Oldtown Bridge. The local chapter came into existence in 1996. Its first project was building the boat launch at Oldtown and the attached visitors’ center, where meetings are held. The group also works across the world, as


Ken Schueman is the new president of the Newport Priest River Rotary Club. He took office in July and has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years.

part of the Rotary Club mission of international service, which “encompasses actions to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.” The local chapter has spent a lot of time in Africa, building water systems for villages there. Seven communities in the Massai region of Africa now have water thanks to the Rotary Club. Their current project is called “Garden in a Bucket,” teaching women in Kenya to plant a garden to sustain their food supply. The idea of planting a garden and waiting for the food to grow is foreign to these pastoral people, who traditionally herd animals. The area is becoming too crowded, however, to continue that way of life. “Its’ not an expensive program but it’s one that can make a really big difference,” president Ken Schueman said. The local group is also working in conjunction with a non-Rotarian group that is SEE ROTARY, 12A

The Miner takes first place in General Excellence


Managing editor Michelle Nedved, right, receives The Newport Miner’s General Excellence award from WNPA president Jana Stoner as executive director Bill Will looks on Friday night in Yakima. This is the first time The Newport Miner received first place for General Excellence in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. Three years ago The Miner took second place.

Staff picks up handful of other awards BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

YAKIMA – The Newport Miner Newspaper received first place for General Excellence in its circulation group at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

|| New voters should register by Oct. 6 NEWPORT – New voters in Pend Oreille County or those changing their address can register to vote in November’s general election by mail or online through Oct. 8. Registrations by mail must be postmarked by Oct. 6 due to the Columbus Day holiday. Voters have until Oct. 29 to register in person at the county auditor’s office, 625 W. Fourth St. in Newport. To vote in Pend Oreille, you must have lived here for at least 30 days before the election. Election Day is Nov. 6. Ballots will be mailed out Oct. 17. Voters can return them by mail or drop them off at drop boxes in Ione, outside the courthouse in Newport or at the auditor’s office. For more information, contact the auditor’s office at 509-447-6472. This is a presidential election. Also on the ballot are eight state measures, races for U.S. senator and representative, several state offices and judicial races. Local races include two county commissioner positions, plus two local measures. One involves a levy lid lift for Fire District 5, and the other is a maintenance and


conference in Yakima this past weekend. This is the first time The Newport Miner received first place in this category, which is judged based on the entire newspaper: content, advertising, layout and photography. Three years ago, The Miner took second place. This year’s WNPA Better Newspaper Awards were judged by the

New York Press Association. A total of 15 newspapers competed in The Miner’s circulation group. “So inviting … nice photos and graphics … types of stories were diverse. Excellent paper,” the judges wrote. Miner Publisher Fred Willenbrock said, “I’m very proud of our SEE MINER, 2A


operations levy for the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District.

Blanchard 4G cell tower up and running BLANCHARD – Blanchard area residents and visitors now have cellular phone coverage for the first time, and it’s fast. The Verizon cell tower went live last week, covering the Blanchard area with 3G coverage, but as of Monday, 4G LTE is available. Scott Charleston, spokesman for Verizon, explained how fast 4G is. While a 15-minute video would take awhile to buffer on a 3G network, he said at 10 seconds into that same video, a 4G user can skip ahead to the 10-minute mark and the video will begin playing again in less than two seconds. The tower covers the area north of Blanchard 4 miles, south 1.5 miles, east 4 miles and west 2.5 miles. While AT&T does not have coverage in Blanchard, resident Chris Bishop said there is a app available for download called Mark the Spot that sends dead spots to AT&T. She suggests that if reports are sent, they may be the next company to invest in the Blanchard area.

Text leads to stabbing arrest OLDTOWN – A text message of a bloody hand led to the arrest of an Oldtown man for aggravated battery, resisting or obstructing arrest and violating a no contact order, according to Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall. Curtis Wayne Bunch, 40, apparently texted a picture of his bloody hand to his ex-wife in Montana Saturday Sept. 29, Marshall said. She became concerned and contacted the local sheriff, who called Bonner County. Contacting her violated Bunch’s no contact order. Bonner County deputies went to the trailer between Priest River and Oldtown where Bunch and the victim were. They were met at the door by the victim, who had obviously been stabbed in the neck, Marshall said. Both the victim and Bunch had been drinking and were uncooperative, Marshall said. Bunch, who was awakened by law enforcement officers, was charged with resisting or obstructing officers. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.



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NoaNet is expanding Washington state’s broadband network to reach more than 170 communities and 2,000 schools, hospitals, emergency responders, libraries, colleges and universities. A line from Tonasket past Colville is under construction, and a route from near Metaline to Cusick is in the planning stage.

NOANET | PUD line now runs to Spokane FROM PAGE 1

federal grant the district is using to build the south county fiber network because the federal government already has given a grant to a private company serving that area, Pend Oreille Telephone. The PUD line now runs south on Highway 2 to Spokane. Having a backup connection to the web is an important part of fiber networks. So if the route to Spokane, that the PUD uses now goes down, they can reroute on the NoaNet line to Seattle. The PUD will get use of the new NoaNet system without charge. They will contribute $335,000 to the north county construction project. The PUD line to Spokane, which was originally built with the help of Seattle City Light, also gives NoaNet a backup route. A fiber line will be built running south through Okanogan County to the NoaNet system in the middle of the state to complete the loop to Seattle. The Kalispel Tribe is one of several cities and tribes that are NoaNet partners on the stimulus grant project and will end up with a fiber connection at their public safety

building on their reservation near Usk. The tribe has also contributed cash to the project. The PUD joined NoaNet’s 10 other public utility district partners about 10 years ago shortly after the PUD had built its backbone along its new north-south transmission line. The NoaNet system was first intended to allow the districts to communicate amongst each other about power supply issues. Eventually they included the Bonneville Power Administration fiber system. NoaNet members soon realized they would need money to build a system that would gain the big users that would help pay for maintenance and eventual rebuilding. So they borrowed $27 million. At the time, Pend Oreille PUD had 3.91 percent of the ownership and the risk. The PUD helped pay the debt and operations cost in the early years. Pend Oreille PUD Director of Finance John Jordan has been a NoaNet board member for almost 10 years. He said the debt is down to about $14 million and NoaNet is self sufficient, paying off the debt and maintaining its system. Today, the nonprofit, wholesale provider of broadband has more

than 1,800 fiber miles serving nearly 260,000 people in rural and underserved areas. It is a big reason that the giant server farms have been able to locate in the center of the state. Jordan said there was debate then as now about whether public entities should be in businesses with the associated risk. But he believes that if they hadn’t built the system many areas in the state wouldn’t have broadband today. This debate surfaced again recently when two of the NoaNet member PUDs left because of the risk associated with taking the stimulus grants to build out the system. They were Chelan and Douglas county PUDs. Jordan said since they left the Pend Oreille PUD ownership and associated risk has risen to 4.77 percent. Today, Jordan said the state of Washington is taking notice of the large communications network NoaNet has built throughout the state. Joe Onley, manager of the Community Network System for the Pend Oreille PUD, said, “NoaNet had great vision.”

PONDER | 40 guns, jewelry stolen FROM PAGE 1

because Ponder has cooperated. The plea resolved four cases and eight other ongoing investigations by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office, Hunt said. The state agreed not to file multiple charges over the guns. She said one of the connecting themes of the crimes was drug abuse. “Mr. Ponder’s behavior has affected a lot of individuals in the community,” Hunt said. Some of the people spoke in court. Richard Winterton was the victim of a burglary this past May in which the 40 guns in a gun safe were stolen, along with jewelry, money and many other items. He said the value of what was taken is well over $100,000. “I no longer feel my family is safe in the community,” he said. “I no longer want to live here.” He spoke at length, staring hard at Ponder, who sat looking at the table. Among the items missing, Winterton said, was a Masonic ring passed down through four generations, the clippings from his daughter’s first haircut and the baby teeth of both his girls. The guns belonged to several generations in his family, he said, and the jewelry and other items had immeasurable sentimental value. “Fifteen to twenty years is way too low,” he said. Cynthia Winterton spoke, break- MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER


ing into tears. “The robbery has hurt all of us to the core,” she said, “and we may never recover.” Ponder’s mother spoke. She said even though she was a nurse, she didn’t recognize the severity of her son’s drug addiction to methamphetamine. She does now. She says he is not the same person when he is using meth. “I’m sorry it has come to this and I feel partially responsible,” she said. In the halls outside the courtroom, she apologized to the Wintertons after the trial. Ponder spoke, turning around and addressing the Wintertons. “I’m sorry for violating you,” he said. “When I’m not doing drugs, I’m not a thief. I despise thieves.” He said he intended to use his time in prison to better himself. Nielson said that the legislature, reflecting the people’s will, had stiffened the sentences involving gun crimes, including gun theft. Ponder was risking a lot if he were to take the case to trial, Nielson told him. A case in Stevens County in which a gun stolen in a burglary was used in a murder resulted in Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith sentencing the man to 125 years in prison after the defendant rejected a plea deal like the one offered Ponder and took the case to trial. Nielson said he had heard the story of a person succumbing to drugs and committing crimes before.

“I’ve heard this story too many times,” he said, “how a good kid changes.” But there have to be deterrents, which is what the legislature intended with Washington’s gun sentencing laws, he said. Nielson called the state’s gun laws some of the strictest in the nation. He appreciated Ponder apologizing and cooperating, he said, but there were guns still out in the community, and Ponder had committed real burglaries. “The violation is profound,” he said. “They were cleaned out.” He then sentenced Ponder to 18 years in prison. He ordered Ponder to pay restitution, to be set at a future date, which Ponder had agreed to as part of the plea deal. Ponder will serve 36 months community custody, formerly called probation, when he is released. He wasn’t fined but will pay $700 in fees plus public defender costs. Ponder pled guilty to one count of residential burglary, one count of first degree theft, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of theft of a firearm, three counts of second degree burglary, one count of third degree theft, four counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, one count of identity theft, one count of possession of stolen property, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of third degree possession of stolen property.

less than 2 percent. Jordan explained that the BY JANELLE ATYEO PUD could issue tax exempt OF THE MINER bonds, which typically have a lower interest rate. But without NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille the government subsidy, the Public Utility District is issuing rate would probably be 4 or 5 a third round of bonds, worth percent. $38 million, to finance the The PUD will pay back the turbine upgrade at Box Canyon bonds over 17 years. The lower Dam. interest rate will be a big savThe district borrowed in 2009 ings over that time. and 2010. Managers say they The district’s favorable bond expect to issue rating helped sea final round of “It’s significant. Ratings cure a low rate. bonds in 2014 Moody’s Invesand 2015, to the are really important.” tors Service and tune of about Fitch Ratings $35 million – to John Jordan gave the PUD pay for fish pas- PUD Financial Director an A3 and A-, sage work and respectively. The modifications to Moody’s rating is reduce total dissolved gasses in an improvement in rating outthe spilled water. look from negative to stable. The upgrades at Box Canyon “An A minus is a very good will cost about $182 million, rating,” Jordan said. “It’s sevaccording to PUD director of fieral levels higher than Avista. nance John Jordan. About $110 They’re in the Bs.” million of that is for upgrading A rating in B range would the four turbines, $26 million mean the PUD would pay a for modernizing other compohigher interest rate, by about nents of the dam to handle the a half a percent. On a sizable increased capacity from the debt totaling $180 million, that new turbines, and around $47 could mean close to $1 million million is for the fish passage a year. and dissolved gas work, which “It’s significant,” Jordan said. will be done between 2014 to “Ratings are really important.” 2018. While Moody’s dropped the The PUD board of comPUD to a B in 2010, they immissioners approved moving proved the rating and told PUD forward with the latest bond managers they gave them the sale at their regular meeting highest rating they can give, Sept. 18. The sale, conducted by given the circumstances that Seattle Northwest, was schedthe PUD just can’t change. uled for Oct. 2. Those circumstances have Jordan said they don’t foresee to do with the county’s demothese bonds having any impact graphics, which are not strong on the rates power customfinancially; that the district is a ers pay. The district has been small utility but owns a generaplanning for this bond issuance tion project, which adds a lot and it has been built in to the of risk; and that one company, financial forecast all along, he Ponderay Newsprint, makes up said. 70 to 75 percent of the district’s “Things have gone better business. than forecast,” he said. “They’re part of who we are. The bonds are Clean RenewThey’re our DNA,” Jordan said able Energy Bonds, subsidized about those circumstances. by the federal government for “Everything we can congreen energy projects. The trol, they like about us,” he government pays 70 percent of said, pointing out that they the interest expense, so even are pleased with the district’s though they are taxable bonds, finances, management and the the interest rate will likely be rates.

MINER | Gronning took first in photography, sports FROM PAGE 1

staff for earning this difficult to achieve honor. It’s especially hard for a small staff like ours competing with larger western Washington newspapers with more resources.” The Miner staff also won first place in the Topical/Non-Tourism Special Section category for the Spring 2011 issue of Horizon magazine, which focused on the pioneer families of Pend Oreille County. This was in published in conjunction with Pend Oreille County’s Centennial Celebration. Reporter Don Gronning took first place for Best Sports News Story for his work on high school students suffering concussions in, “Players not immune to injury,” published Oct. 26, 2011. “The depth of research and the description passes put this story on top,” the judges wrote. Gronning also took first place in Color Pictorial for his pho-


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tography titled, “I see you,” of 2-year-old Anna Whittekiend playing at the Newport baseball field. Whittekiend was peaking through a large yellow toy tunnel in the photo published May 11, 2011. “Best graphical elements, perfect setup and outstanding color,” the judges wrote. News Editor and New Media Manager Janelle Atyeo took home second place in Best Blog, for “Walk Talk: A blog on health,” which can be read anytime at The Miner Online. “With fitness in and fatness out, this blog managed to bring the determination of the staff to increase activity in sharp focus. Told from the writer’s personal point of view, the tales resonate with many,” the judges wrote. The blog started with Atyeo discussing the staff’s efforts during the first Fit Together Corporate Challenge last spring in Newport. She continues to write the blog as the second challenge began Oct. 1.

L A ST Y E A R The rain came this week last year. Oct. 10 brought nearly a half inch, and over the week the area received three-fourths of an inch. Highs were mostly in the 50s, and lows stayed above freezing.


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Cusick budget hearing Oct. 8

BR I E FLY Burn ban in effect at least until Oct. 7


NEWPORT – A ban on all outdoor burning is in effect in Pend Oreille County until at least Sunday, Oct. 7. If the county gets some significant rain, the ban might be lifted, says South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Chief Mike Nokes. If there is no rain, he predicts the burn ban will stay in effect. The state Department of Natural Resources rates the fire danger as high in Pend Oreille County.


CUSICK – A preliminary budget hearing for the 2013 town budget will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at Cusick Town Hall. The preliminary budget will be presented and discussion will be held regarding the capital facilities plan and road standards, according to Cusick mayor Bob Spencer. Spencer said the town budget will be about $300,000 smaller. That’s the amount of a grant the town received for riverbank stabilization. Other than that, expenses will be similar to last year, he said. “There aren’t many changes,” he said. There are no increases to sewer or water charges. The town has not been hiring or laying off, Spencer said. The town council

PUD pays attorney fees in easement case NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District paid nearly $188,260 in attorneys fees for the Rodenbough Family Trust after a hearing in Pend Oreille County Superior Court Sept. 13. In June, the district and the family went through a civil trial before a jury over an easement for power lines. The jury awarded $110,000 as payment for the easement, plus the PUD paid about $40,000 in interest. The power lines were constructed in 2010, crossing the 194-acre Rodenbough property at Highways 2 and 211 in south Pend Oreille County. The landowners agreed to let the line be constructed, but contested the amount the PUD owed for crossing the property. The PUD offered $45,000 for the easement, and the Rodenboughs said it was worth as much as $400,000.

PUD to host town hall meeting NEWPORT – The public will have a chance to learn about projects of the Pend Oreille Public Utility District at a town hall meeting planned for Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Newport High School cafeteria. This is the second town hall informational meeting the PUD has hosted this year. One was held in Ione in April. Discussion included the turbine upgrade, the Sullivan Creek project, fish studies, the Metaline Falls water system upgrade and information on the NoaNet broadband project. An agenda has not been set for next week’s meeting. Generally, a question and answer period follows the staff presentation. The high school is located at 1400 W. Fifth St. in Newport. About 50 people attended the town hall meeting held at the high school last fall.

Person of interest in Spokane shooting arrested Kevin Heaton, 35, was arrested Friday afternoon, Sept. 28 at an apartment house in Metaline Falls on a warrant out of Spokane County for felony drug charges. The Patrol Anti-Crime Team and the U.S. Marshals, along with Metaline Town Marshal Rick Riber made the arrest. Reiber. Heaton is also a person of interest in a Sept. 13 fatal shooting at the Days Inn motel in Spokane.

Some driver, vehicle fees increasing in October OLYMPIA – Several fees related to driver and vehicle licensing charged by the Washington State Department of Licensing will increase Oct. 1. These fee increases, passed by the 2012 State Legislature, will help fund the operation and maintenance of the roads, streets, bridges, ferries, transit systems, and other services. Fees related to driver licensing include: Driver license fee (original and renewal every five years): $25 currently, going up to $45 Oct. 1 ID card fee (original and re-

newal): $20 currently, increased to $45 CDL fee (original and renewal): $61 currently, increased to $85 Driver instruction permit (original and renewal): currently $20, increased to $25 Driver license application/ examination: currently $20, increased to $35 Duplicate driver license or ID card: currently $15, increased to $20 Abstract of driver’s record: $10 currently, increased to $13 DUI hearing (for administrative suspension): currently

$200, increased to $375 Fees related to vehicle licensing include: Certificate of Ownership application (title): currently $5, increased to $15 Original issue license plate (except motorcycle): currently $0, increased to $10 Original issue motorcycle license plate: currently $0, increased to $4 Motorcycle replacement plate: currently $2, increased to $4 Late title transfer penalty: currently $25 to $100, increased to $50 to $125.

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County renews lobbying contract NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County renewed its contract with Jim Potts & Associates for lobbying services. The county will pay $3,000 for a period of Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014. Potts & Associates also represents the Washington Association of Counties.

will have to decide on whether to give the town’s employees a cost of living increase. The town has one full-time employee and three part-time workers. Spencer didn’t have an exact amount on the budget, as town clerk Charlotte Yergens was out of town. Spencer said the council would also discuss multi-year capital facilities and the road plans as part of a discussion on updating the comprehensive plan and urban growth area. “We stopped to take a deep look around to see what needs to be done,” Spencer said. He said the town is looking for money for sidewalks, bike paths and road work, but the town is at least a year out from doing any of that work if funding is secured.


Shriners hospital clinic in Newport NEWPORT – Newport Hospital and Health Services will host a free clinic with the Shriners Hospitals for Children Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., inside the hospital’s Family Health Clinic. Shriners Hospitals deliver care, free of charge, to children up to age 18 who are suffering from burn injuries and varying orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Initial assessments will be conducted at Newport Hospital; if accepted for Shriners’ services, follow-up treatment will be held at the Spokane Shriners Hospital. No appointment is necessary for the free clinic. For more information, contact Dale Cooper at 509-325-1536 or Carl Justice at 509-276-6648. You may also visit the Shriner’s website at



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New forest road open for public traffic USK – Under a stewardship contract, the U.S. Forest Service and Vaagen Brothers Lumber have completed a 2.25-mile reroute of Middle Branch of LeClerc Creek (Forest Road 1935). The new section of road starts in the south, at a new bridge crossing on the Middle Branch of LeClerc Creek. The old section of

road is being decommissioned to protect sensitive stream resources and will no longer be open to motor vehicle use. More information will be available in a future edition of The Newport Miner. Contact the Newport Ranger District at 509-447-7300 or Sullivan Lake Ranger District at 509-446-7500 if you have questions.

Democrats to host annual dinner, auction USK – The Pend Oreille County Democrats will host their annual dinner and pie auction Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Usk Community Center at Ninth and Black Road. The doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A $15 donation is requested. The menu is themed “a night in Spain” with paella (with or

without shrimp), orange salad, Mediterranean salad, home baked rolls, banana empanadas and assorted cookies. A live auction of crafts and services will be led by guest auctioneer Leonard Pielli. There will also be a silent pie auction. To RSVP, contact Sue Scobby at scobby@ or 509-447-9260.

Are You Man Enough?

To Walk in Her Shoes to End Domestic Violence October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and you are invited to show your support by walking in her shoes from the Newport Gazebo to the PUD building. We will stop along the way to acknowledge and honor victims lost to Domestic Violence in Washington state. (Various shoes and sizes available)

Tuesday, Oct. 16th 5:30 pm Pend Oreille Crime Victim Services 509-447-2274


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t was a timely coincidence that The Newport Miner was named the best community newspaper in Washington last Friday because it was on the eve of one of the biggest changes for the 111-year-old newspaper. This week we are producing color images on almost every page – a change we hope will continue our ongoing efforts to improve the coverage of our community. Even without this cosmetic change, judges from newspapers and universities gave The Newport Miner the first place award for General Excellence in the Washington Newspapers Publishers Association 2012 Better Newspaper Contest in Yakima this past weekend. They evaluated the news writing, coverage, photography, ad design and overall appearance of the newspaper. This is the first time the newspaper has won first place General Excellence, even though many of our writers, photographers and ad designers have won individual awards and the newspaper took second place three years ago. What general excellence means to The Miner staff is that we all won because every piece of the weekly production of this newspaper had to be excellent to win. Every staff member in advertising, production, the front office, news and mailing had to perform at the highest level to get there. We are also getting noticed for our good work on the Internet. Janelle Atyeo was awarded second place for her blog, Walk Talk. Don Gronning won first place for sports news coverage for a story he wrote on student athletes suffering from concussions, and first place for color pictorial. The staff took first place for nontourism special sections with an issue of Horizon. But there would be no awards without readers and advertisers. We want to thank them for their support. We will continue to look for ways to improve the content and presentation of this community’s news both in print and online. Our greatest award is our community’s support each week. Thank you. --FJW

A week in memorable quotes Okay, since we are a little over a month from the election, and that’s all anybody talks or writes about, let’s test you on memorable quotes. Who said these? The answers appear below. 1 “It’s time to put aside partisanship, stop telling lies and start telling the truth.” 2. “You know, do me a favor. Could you say senator instead of ma’am? I worked so hard to get that title so I‘d appreciate it.” 3. “I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” 4. “It’s hell. I can’t stand it. 5.”I think he was being kind of a dick.” 6. “You are fed up with him but I have to deal with him even more often than you.” 7. “There has probably never been a time in the history of this country when we more urgently needed to get a president out of the White House before he ruined the country.” 8. “President Obama needs to get his priorities straight. What he needs is to cancel his planner interview with David Letterman, cancel his meeting with Beyonce, cancel his meeting with Jay Z, and instead agree to meet with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, because, you see, America and Israel have a commonality of interests.” 9. “(They) have a few wealthy people out there trying to buy the White House for Romney.” 10. “(Obama care) is a giant, total fraud, purposeful, intentional. We can’t count on the Supreme Court to uphold the bill to make it work.” 11. “What am I going to tell my

kids? Their father is not a demon, their mother is not a home wrecker and Elizabeth was not a saint.” 12.”(President Obama’s) whole case these days is basically asking us to forget what he promised four years ago and focus instead on his new promises. But here’s the question. If Barack Obama’s promises weren’t good then, what good are they now?” 13. “Mitt Romney enjoyed a sterling business career at Bain.” 14. “We both know President GUEST Obama would fight for the OPINION middle class. ADELE President RomFERGUSON ney would not.” CORRESPONDENT 15.”The Romney campaign has to get turned around. This week I called it incompetent, but only because I was being polite. I really meant rolling calamity.” 16. “Look, the world looks at the events going on. They don’t see these events as bumps in the road. These are lives. This is humanity. This is freedom.” 17. “Stupid and arrogant” Answers. 1. Barack Obama. 2. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. 3. Barack Obama. 4. Democratic strategist Pat Caddell. 5. MSNBC commentator Mark Halperin about the president’s speech. 6. President Obama in an aside to French president Nicolas Sarkozy. 7. Columnist Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institute. 8. Rep. Michele Bachmannn, RMinn., former presidential candidate. 9. Obama campaign chief David Plouffe. 10. Rush Limbaugh. 11. John Edwards’ girlfriend Rielle


|| Voter ID will take away Constitutional right To the editor: The U.S. Constitution gives all adult citizens the right to vote. Unlike freedom of religion, which is referred to once in the Constitution, the right to vote is mentioned four times and unlike the amendments the right to vote is not an after thought. While it is probably OK to require an I.D. at voting sites you can hardly argue that a photo I.D. requirement was intended in our Constitution which was written at least a generation before the first daguerreotype photographs. It’s even more ludicrous to say that some kinds of photo I.D.s such as concealed weapons permits are permissible while others like photo I.D.s issued by colleges are not, as in a new Texas law. But beyond this any photo I. D., which requires significant outlays of money, time or travel, is nothing but a thinly disguised poll tax. The obvious primary purpose of these new voting laws in at least 17 Republican controlled states is not to prevent voter fraud, which is virtually nonexistent, but to suppress the vote of millions of American




citizens. In Pennsylvania for example, despite no evidence of a single in person voter fraud occurrence in recent years, strict new photo I.D. laws were imposed which will take away voting rights from more than 750,000 legal state residents. The Pennsylvania GOP House Majority leader bragged, “Voter I.D. is going allow Governor Romney to win the state…”, and in Ohio, Republican districts were being systematically granted more early voting days than Democratic districts until recently. Should you vote for the political party trying to protect your Constitutional right to vote or for the party trying to take that right away from millions of Americans? -William Betz Newport

Thank you to the fair board and volunteers To the editor: Another Pend Oreille County Fair has come and gone. Agnes and I wish to thank the fair board and all the volunteers for their many hours and dedicated service to make this event happen in Pend Oreille County. The displays were great and,

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of course, so was the food. I always enjoy meeting friends and neighbors at the fair. I also thank the fair board for using the judging system whereby all entries receive a ribbon, judging each entry on its own merit. I also appreciate judges that write notes on each entry, giving positive comments and ideas for improvement. -Don Goertzen Spring Valley

The fourth branch of government: ‘The Union’ To the editor: We now live in a country where you have to depend on the government to pay you for doing nothing but expecting your check. What would you do if one day your government check couldn’t show up? That will happen, so be prepared. Our first error was when the government went union. The union now runs this country. We the taxpayers are overcharged, and they are overpaid with benefits. They have taken this country down the endless pit of despair with no hope. FDR knew that it was a conflict of interest but along came John SEE LETTERS, 5A



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What do you think of the NFL referee strike? I’m pleased they were able to come to an agreement. Now teams can stop blaming losses on a ref’s call.

NFL referees are back on the field after the league and the NFL Referees Association came to an agreement that ended a referee strike that began before the football season, but not before some controversial calls, including one that gave the Seattle Seahawks a win against the Green Bay Packers many believe was in error.

The games played with replacement refs should be asterisked in the standings.


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I don’t think the NFL should have played without the highest level of refs officiating.

I think the replacement refs made it a more entertaining game, and that’s what sport is all about. It’s just a game. I don’t understand what the big deal is.




Did Romney’s statement about 47 percent of people not paying taxes cost him the election?

C. No. It’s only the latest thing that’s been blown up by the Democrats and the liberal media. It will pass.

D. Yes, it further shows that he’s insensitive to the working poor. He’s so rich himself that he cannot relate.

13% 43%

23% 13%

E. The election can’t be judged by this one event. I believe the better man will appear as the two candidates square off in the debates.

A. No. He’s speaking the truth. Too many people are living off the government.


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B. Yes, he alienated many voters, especially the elderly that tend to vote Republican.

According to a recent Elway poll, 48 percent of Washingtonians are in favor of legalizing marijuana. This is downright scary! For one reason or another, a large percentage of our state has decided that the good outweighs the bad when it comes to legal GUEST marijuana. Legalization OPINION proponents, MARTINA would have COORDES you believe that if mari- DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM COORjuana were DINATOR FOR PEND legalized it OREILLE COUNTY would solve all of our problems. If only this pervasive drug were taxed and regulated, we would be swimming in millions of dollars of tax revenue and we could save our dying economy. Then the overcrowded prison system could release people who are doing hard time for mere possession charges and put the focus back on the “real” criminals. Cops would stop wasting time arresting “pot-heads” and go after murderers and sex offenders and if we took away the market from the Drug Cartels, by selling marijuana in state ran stores, they would just pack up and leave our state. Again and again I hear this and sometimes I find myself drawn in by the promises of a better economy and less senseless death and violence, but I know better. Remember the promises made by Costco when we were voting for 1183? I am guessing you, like most, Washingtonians have a little “buyer’s remorse” over passing that one. Let’s look at the facts before we jump to believing all of the propaganda being spewed by legalizers. If only … we could tax it and use the money to fix our economy. Reality: Similar to alcohol, which is taxed and regulated, we can expect marijuana revenue to only cover $1 for every $10 in societal costs, including increased arrest and drug treatment. It is also important to note that according to the Federal Government, marijuana is an illegal drug and therefore any taxes collected could be subject to seizure because they are considered proceeds of illegal drug trafficking. In addition, if the Feds are really angry about it, they could also choose to withhold funding. Consider the 1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act when the federal government withheld funding for highway repair to any state that did not lower its maximum speed limit to 55. To me that is much too risky! If only … the police had could focus on more serious crimes and stop arresting people for smoking pot. Reality: According to the Department of Corrections, between 2000-2011, 138,000 people in Washington were arrested with marijuana-related charges as one of their offenses. None of them were arrested with marijuana possession as the most serious crime or the most serious “underlying crime.” Of those arrested, none were sent to jail solely because they possessed marijuana for personal use. If only … our prisons had room for “real’ criminals and we would stop putting people in jail for marijuana possession. Reality: There are very few people in prison for marijuana offenses and most of those are due to sales and distribution



Two long time county employees leaving



NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County will be losing two long time employees later this year when deputy prosecutor Tony Koures and district court administrator T.J. Keogh leave. Koures is moving back to Montana to help his family. He has been with Pend Oreille County 19 years and

before that worked six years with the prosecutor’s office in the Tri Cities. After serving as Pend Oreille County District Court administrator for 13 years, Keogh has accepted another job as court administrator in Bothell, Wash., on the west side of the state.

He and his wife, Haidi, will be moving there before the month is out. His last day of work is Oct. 17. Koures is leaving in November. County prosecutor Tom Metzger says he is advertising for another attorney and will reorganize duties of the attorneys in the office.

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Hunter. 12. GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. 13. Bill Clinton. 14. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 15. Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. 16. Mitt Romney on Obama’s referring to violence in the Middle East as bumps

in the road. 17. Republican Weekly Standard editor William Kristol on Romney’s saying he didn’t have to worry about getting the votes of the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal income tax. (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P. 0. Box 69, Hansville, Wa., 98340)


Kennedy who knew that to get votes from his party that going union was the way to go. We the people ought to add a constitutional amendment that states that no government entity be allowed to unionize. Unions are a communistic idea that contradicts the very fiber of freedom. There is in government a union mentality of “you owe me, “I am union,” “Up yours,” “I got mine” and “you can’t fire me.” Pretty soon it will not matter because we will be in a third world war because our government is more into protecting themselves then us, the true patriots of the American dream of “we the people built it.” Unions have destroyed the private sector so now they are out to destroy the public sector and our countrymen are paying the price! Which should come first, your country or your job? We all know which one our glorious president chose. He lies and lies and lies to keep his job. In every speech, he always puts down his opponent first then he follows with a “but” statement. Watch, look and listen and you will see that he is the most incompetent president we have ever had. -Donna Lands Newport

Ryan’s plan for social security is a valid one To the editor: The Obama campaign and all of their liberal surrogates are running around trying to convince the electorate that if Romney is elected that he and Paul Ryan is going to take away senior’s social security and Medicare. What Paul Ryan is actually proposing is a form of privatizing Social Security and Medicare and would not affect current seniors, and he is being pilloried for the suggestion. Paul Ryan’s idea of privatization is not original. This was actually proposed by Bill Clinton in one of his State of the Union addresses. He was proposing to invest the SS trust fund in the stock market and it was a great idea. What if we have done what Bill Clinton had proposed? The social security “trust fund” has earned approximately 2.5 percent annually for the last 40 years, based on T-bill interest rates. The annual rate of return of the stock market since it has been tracked has been approximately 6 percent, a gain of 3.5 percent. If you pick any 40-year span of the market averages, that return is between 5 and 7 percent. What if social security was operated like the 401(k) plans, on which many people, like me, have retired? My guess is I would be getting more than what I am now and we wouldn’t be having a discussion about the solvency of social

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Politicians know it’s not a good recipe for getting re-elected To the editor: The current U.S debt-to-gross domestic product is about 101 percent – more than $16 trillion. So far this year, the U.S. paid $222 billion in interest payments alone. As interest rates increase, so do the interest payments owed by the U.S. Treasury. The U.S. already has a running deficit of $1.2 trillion a year. So how would the government afford a higher deficit should interest rates increase? Even if the Fed doubled taxes across the board, we’d still run a $400 billion deficit. Politicians know this. That’s why they’re scrambling to stave off the “fiscal cliff,” which would increase tax collections by 5 percent, about $120 billion a year. If politicians are afraid that a 5 percent tax increase could push us into a recession, imagine what doubling all taxes would do to our economy. That would put us in a situation in which: (1) We’re paying twice as much in taxes; and (2) the U.S. would still be running a massive deficit. Politicians know this is not a good recipe for getting re-elected and somehow, I don’t see our politicians choosing this path. Instead, they’ll wait until the elections are a memory and then act, blaming it on the other party. -Judson Lightsey Newport

Who can we trust to invest our tax dollars? To the editor:

Mr. Stratton is correct in stating that almost 20 percent of Bains investments did not succeed. But revenues grew in almost 80 percent of the 350 companies which they invested in. He did not mention that the majority of these companies that Bain invested in were not start up companies, but companies that were in financial trouble. Bain not only helped them financially, but also gave them professional support to help their company. Most of the 20 percent were too far gone to save them even though they tried. Let’s take a look at two investment groups and see which is more successful. Roney’s free market investments include AMC Entertainment, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Dominos Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Sports Authority, Staples, Toys ‘R’ Us, Warner Music Group, and many, many others. Mr. Obama’s public funds (our money) investments include Solyndra (bankrupt), Ener 1 (bankrupt), Beacon Power (bankrupt), Abound Solar (bankrupt), Amonix Solar (bankrupt), Spectra Watt (bankrupt), Eastern Energy (bankrupt). The investment of our money to these companies and others was to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars. As a side note, all these companies were major contributors to the Obama campaign. Who would you rather have invest your money, a company that has more than 80 percent success rate or someone who has close to 100 percent failure rate? For Ms. Greenfield, I suggest you see the interview of Mr. Obama with Jake Tapper where he admitted that the 715 billion to fund one-third of Obamacare was cut (his words) from Medicare. It’s coming from, in part, the cuts in reimbursements to doctors (his words). Even Mr. Obama’s OMB says that these cuts to Medicare will increase the Medicare recipients’ out-of-pocket payment from $90 per month to around $240 per month starting around 2014. That is going tob e very hard on people like me on a fixed income. -Richard Miller Newport


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Local museum is a true gem To the editor: As a newcomer I have discovered one of your most amazing assets – the Pend Oreille County Historical Museum. Recently it placed third in the 2012 Best of Spokane (Museums). After visiting it, I understand this great honor. There are logging displays, cabins, a schoolroom, church, trains, antique appliances, farm equipment, fire engine, an actual CCC camp oil house, vintage clothing, photos of life in the earliest days, china, vignettes of home life, tools, an actual upper section of a lookout tower, an awesome collection of local school items … The all-volunteer staff were friendly and helpful. Did you know that this is an enterprise supported entirely by volunteer labor, donations, and purchases from their gift shop? Truly remarkable. Every week this museum is maintained by these fabulous volunteers. The gift shop should be on everyone’s list for gift-giving: Christmas items hand crafted by area residents whose special talents are offered for the benefit of the museum. Books by local authors makes this a perfect place for gifts and cozy winter reading for yourself. Pat Geaudreau’s “An Eastern Washington Treasure” (Bead Lake) or Duane Becker’s “Images of America – Mount Spokane,” and the Big Smoke – filled with authentic tales from the early days. And the great research done here by Faith and Winnie (nice people!). Need to know something about historic Pend Oreille County or its people? Just call 509-4475388. One of the most stunning surprises about this treasure is the setting for it all. Candi and Ron Stipe have made the grounds eye candy for visitors; beautiful and authentic. (I helped myself to luscious berries and tasty tarragon). The museum will be open through Oct. 12, except for the

up-coming rummage sale Oct. 19 and 20 and special days during the holiday season. You must take advantage of this gem! Thank you to all the great volunteers for the dedication and determination to preserve our past for our future and their wisdom in sharing it. -Liz Moudy Newport

Who will pay for war with Muslims? To the editor: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other leaders of the Republican Party are ready to take on two billion Muslims living in 49 Muslim majority countries. After Romney and Ryan conquer the world’s Muslims, they want to take the fight to the Chinese and Russians. Imagine our military occupying 49 countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, then having enough resources to draw lines in the sand with China and Russia. The question I have for neo-con Republicans like fellow letter writer Richard Miller is whose blood and money are going to be used in their great wars? The foreign policy of the Republican Party would turn America into a giant aircraft carrier. Most of us would be in the military or supporting our warship of state. How many of the Republican “values” voters are ready to send their kids and grandkids to fight a war

in, say Indonesia where more than 205,000,000 Muslims live? I have a large yellow jacket nest high up on the eve of my roof. Why would I put up a 30-foot ladder and crawl up there to knock it down? I think I will leave it alone and not run the risk of being stung or falling off the ladder and breaking my back. Likewise, why would America want to go to war with people just because they are Muslims? Send our flags for burning to people who hate us rather than send our grandkids to them in military uniforms to be killed. I am not inclined to bankrupt our country fighting religious and political wars that we can’t win. Do you really think that any of the Romney family kids would be sent to fight a war with Muslims? Picture you own family’s kids over there and Romney’s kids at Harvard learning vulture capitalism. -Pete Scobby Newport

Thank you letter writers To the editor: I just want to commend and thank Betty Whalin and Michael Wilson for their wisdom, insight and well-written letters in last week’s edition of The Miner. How can anyone ignore those plain and simple facts? I am keeping my comments short because the paper is not big enough. -Debbie Smith Priest River




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NEWPORT – Sheriff Alan Botzheim updated the Newport city council Monday, Oct. 1 on calls the Pend Oreille County Sheriff Office responded to over the last month in the city of Newport. Prescription drug theft has been a problem recently. A prescription take back day was held at the sheriff’s office Saturday, Sept. 29, and 55 pounds of expired or unwanted medicine was collected. Botzheim noted that a secure drop box has been installed at the sheriff’s office, and it will help prevent drugs from being stolen or flushed into the water supply.

In another drug incident, someone using marijuana came to the sheriff’s office because they thought they were being chased. The person admitted to having marijuana on them. Botzheim said they were citied and given a ride home. Drug paraphernalia was found in a repossessed car, and a possible drug deal was reported at the Safeway parking lot. One burglary was reported, in which a laptop was missing. There was one vehicle theft. A 1981 Honda motorcycle, red with yellow pin striping, was stolen from a parking lot. A few items were found, including cassette tapes and a BMX bicycle. There were 14 other thefts

reported, mostly at Safeway. Mayor Shirley Sands, a Safeway employee, said the corporation commended the local sheriff’s department for their cooperation in helping to deter crime. Council members expressed concerns about gas thefts on the south side of town and vandalism around town. For the first time in a while, a vehicle prowler was reported. In another suspicious circumstance, someone reported hearing their name called around 2 a.m. The deputies were unable to find the suspect. Overall, calls to the sheriff’s office were down. There were 185 incidents this past September, 204 a month ago, and 227 a year ago.

human trafficking and other illegal substances. Marijuana, although, the most widely abused illegal substance in America is still only a part of the profits brought in by the cartels and other organized crime rings. Legalization of marijuana will not cause them to leave our state, nor will the black market for marijuana disappear. More likely they will focus more time and effort on those for whom the black market will still exist by undercutting the state and selling to youth and people who do not want to go to a state store and buy state certified marijuana with a lower poten-

cy and a higher price tag. If you’re like me you live in reality. The best-case scenario, the state puts together a system to sell marijuana, some people buy it and they are able to collect some tax revenue. That money goes into treatment and prevention for two years, and then they add it to the rest of the coffers and waste it like they did the tobacco dollars. In the meantime, a dispensary moves in next door to you or your business bringing with it crime and devaluing your property. So ask yourself: Do I want pot shops in our neighborhood?


on a large scale. According to the Department of Corrections, between 2000-2011, only 2 percent (329 of 17,000) of the inmates in Washington Department of Corrections facilities were convicted with marijuana-related charges as one of their offenses. If only … we could take away the cartels’ marijuana business then they would pack up and leave the state. Reality: Drug Trafficking Organization, AKA The Cartels, have a very diverse line of products including meth, prescription drugs, heroine, guns,

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CUSICK – Cusick High School is geared up for homecoming, which culminates with a football game against the Republic Tigers Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The royal court has been announced, and the king and queen will be crowned at half time of the football game. In the senior court is Chelsea Samuels, Haley Adams, Lauren Nelson, Devlin Sheridan, Ryan Sample and Derrick Bluff. The junior court includes Caytlin Nenema, Kaylynn Balcom, Warren Piengkham and Nolan Finley. The pee wee royalty are Linden Peterson and Chase Ward.

Students have been dressing up and participating in class competitions and in the Mr. CHS contest during the lunch hour this week. The Mr. CHS competitors are Spirit White for the ninth grade class, Alec Bluff for the sophomore class, junior Aydan Sears, and senior Jestin Brazda. Monday was gender bender day and Mr. CHS contestants from the ninth through 12th grades introduced themselves. Tuesday was favorite movie day, and Mr. CHS contestants had to sing. Wednesday is formal dress-up day, and there will be a Mr. CHS food eating contest. Thursday is Western day, and contestants will present a video. Friday is spirit day, and Mr. CHS

contestants will have a mystery challenge. The class competitions include car cram, egg spinner, egg relay, egg toss, powderpuff football, hallway decorating and spirit ball. Class winners will be announced at half time of the football game. The activities will culminate with a pep rally at the end of the day Friday. The Panther Pride Athletic Association will host a celebration at the Usk Grill before and after the game. There will be music and drawings for Panther gear. Bring your memories and annuals to share in the fun. The volleyball team played at Northport Tuesday, Oct. 2. Results were not available by The Miner’s deadline.

City to designate handicap parking NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County created two new Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible parking spaces by the courthouse this summer, and the city council is taking steps to update an ordinance that will enforce restricted parking for those spots, located on Scott Street on the west side of the courthouse. The council may also review other restricted parking areas, including loading zones to keep the ordinance up to date. The county funded the parking project with a grant from the Help America Vote Act. The original award was for $50,000, but some work was added to the project, and

the state auditor approved upping the grant to $64,000. With that, crews were able to repair the sidewalk where a car accident took out

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WDFW concludes action to remove Northeast Washington wolf pack OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife concluded its action to eliminate a pack of wolves in Northeast Washington in late September after an agency marksman killed the pack’s alpha male just south of the Canadian border. WDFW Director Phil Anderson said the wolf was shot the morning of Sept. 27, from a helicopter. Its death brought to six the number of wolves from the Wedge Pack removed in three days, including the alpha female. “Directing the pack’s removal was a very difficult decision, both personally and professionally, but it was necessary to reset the stage for sustainable wolf recovery in this region,” he said. “Now we will refocus our attention on working with livestock operators and conservation groups to aggressively promote the use of non-lethal tactics to avoid wolf-livestock conflict.” With the latest operation concluded, Anderson said the department would continue to monitor wolf activity in the Wedge region as it is doing in other parts of the state. The department initiated removal of the Wedge Pack two weeks ago in an effort to put a stop to its persistent attacks on livestock from the herd of the Diamond M Ranch in northern

Stevens County. Since July, the wolves had killed or injured at least 17 calves and cows from the herd. The pack takes its name from the triangular shape of the Washington state portion of its range, which is bordered by the Columbia and Kettle rivers and Canada. Its elimination leaves the state with seven confirmed wolf packs and four suspected packs, most of which range in the remote, rugged forests of Northeast Washington. WDFW began to lethally remove wolves from the pack in early August, as its pattern of predation began to escalate despite non-lethal efforts by the rancher and the department to prevent the attacks. A WDFW marksman killed a non-breeding member of the pack Aug. 7, and about two weeks later, biologists found the decomposed carcass of a young wolf within the Diamond M herd’s grazing area. The young wolf had not been shot, and the cause of death could not be determined. Teams of WDFW staff remained in the Wedge through August, trapping extensively and tracking the movements of the alpha male, which had been fitted with a location-transmitting radio collar. However, Anderson said none

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USK – A Cusick high school student and a school bus driver were injured on a foggy Wednesday morning, Sept. 26 in a collision involving a semi truck north of Usk. Just after 7 a.m., the semi, driven by Tamara Bland, 51, of Creston, B.C., was stopped in the northbound shoulder on Highway 20 and started to back across the highway to get a semi trailer on the southbound shoulder. Warren Piengkham, 16, was legally passing another car coming southbound on the highway when he hit the semi with his 1997 Ford Ranger. School bus driver Candea Balcom, 36, of Newport also hit the semi in the southbound lane. Both Piengkham and Balcom were injured. Piengkham was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and released Friday. Balcom was brought by ambulance to the Newport Hospital. She was treated and released.




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Whooping cough continues to spread as kids return to school OLYMPIA – Kids are back in school and sharing lots of things with other students, including germs. Washington’s whooping cough epidemic is still in full swing with more than 4,000 reported cases, and school-age kids account for most of them. State health officials are concerned that the combination of kids in school and circulating disease could lead to more whooping cough cases. The state is urging school staff and other people who work with children to get vaccinated to

prevent the disease. The vaccine for kids is called DTaP, and the booster vaccine for adolescents and adults is called Tdap. The Department of Health bought Tdap vaccine for uninsured and underinsured adults, so cost wouldn’t be a barrier. People can contact their local health agency to find out where to get Tdap vaccine in their community. Whooping cough can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing that can make it hard to breathe. It can be very serious for infants

who may have trouble feeding and breathing, and may turn bluish from a lack of oxygen. One case was reported this summer in Pend Oreille County. The state health department has been working to alert school and childcare workers about the importance of whooping cough vaccination. A letter was sent to school districts across the state highlighting the ways schools can help slow the spread of the illness. Washington provides all recom-

erators to enter into cooperative, cost-sharing agreements with the department that specify nonlethal measures they will use to minimize wolf-livestock conflict. “Lethal removal will remain a wolf management option, but we will use it only as a last resort, after all reasonable non-lethal options are exhausted,” Anderson said.

He said he respects the opinions of the many citizens who contacted the department to share their support for or opposition to its actions. “We know these issues spark strong feelings among Washington residents across the state, which is why we are committed to conducting our business openly and transparently,” he said.


of the rancher’s or the department’s efforts to change the pack’s behavior succeeded, and attacks on the Diamond M herd increased through mid-September. “Ultimately, it became clear that this pack was preying on livestock as its primary food source, and that our actions had not changed that pattern,” Anderson said. “The independent wolf experts we consulted agreed with our staff that removal of the pack was the only viable option.” With the support of key conservation and livestock organizations, the department announced Sept. 21 it would remove the pack to create the opportunity for wolves that are not habituated to preying on livestock to re-colonize the region. Anderson said he looked forward to continuing to work with interested groups on a broad range of non-lethal management strategies under the terms of the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan approved by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission in December 2011. WDFW is urging livestock op-

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BR I E FLY Artist reception planned for Western art show NEWPORT – Come meet the artists showing pieces in the Western art show at Create Arts Center in Newport. A reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with wine, beer and live music by Dorene Greg. The people’s choice award will be presented. The show runs Oct. 1-13 at Create, on the corner of Fourth and Fea. Visit during open hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Take in a movie at your library NEWPORT – The Newport public library will be showing movies next week. Join family movie night Thursday, Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a showing of Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” starring Johnny Depp. The film is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Two kids’ movies will be shown Saturday, Oct. 13 on the library’s new flat screen T.V. From 10 a.m. to noon, watch “Madagascar 3,” rated PG, and from 12:30-3 p.m., watch Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3,” rated G. The Friends of the Library provides crafts and treats. Parents need to sign a permission slip for viewing.

Mammography coach scheduled to visit Newport NEWPORT – The Providence Mammography Coach, a program of Providence Health Care, is scheduled for a visit in Newport. The coach will be located at Safeway in Newport, 121 W. Walnut St., Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The coach features state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment. Exams take approximately 15 minutes. Any woman age 40 and over can have a mammogram screening once a year without a physician’s referral and still have the service covered by her insurance. Programs are available to assist the uninsured. To schedule your mammogram on the Providence Mammography Coach, call 509-4742400 or toll-free at 877-4742400.

‘Walk in her shoes’ to stop domestic violence NEWPORT – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Pend Oreille Crime Victims Services invites everyone to “walk in her shoes,” Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m., starting at the Newport gazebo in Centennial Plaza. Various shoes and sizes will be available. The group will stop along its way to the PUD building to acknowledge and honor victims lost to domestic violence in Washington state. Questions can be directed to CVS at 509-447-2274.

Newport library to host harvest party for Halloween NEWPORT – The Newport Public Library will host a kid’s harvest party and costume contest Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be prizes, crafts and treats. Kids can get their picture taken and get a free book.


Patriotic poster winners Students at Idaho Hill Elementary in Oldtown participated in the Constitution Day poster contest. Fifth grader Buddy Babak, left, fourth grader Lily McDermeit, third grader Tyler Tuttle and second grader Rylan Thompson are pictured with Idaho Reads VISTA Angela Tuttle. Out of about 17 entries, local judges Loyce Akers, Anna Burns, Traci Burns and Perry Moede picked winners from each grade level last week. Their entries will go on to the national contest for a chance to win a U.S. savings bond.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Computer Basics for Adults: 10 a.m. to Noon - Newport Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church North Idaho Pattern Racers 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Supply, Oldtown Calispel Post 217: 6 p.m. - American Legion in Cusick BASIC Meeting: 6 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Northwest Burn Foundation Fundraiser: Usk Bridge Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Senior Center Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Story Time: 1 p.m. - Newport Library After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. Priest River Library Bingo: 6 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. Newport Hospital Cafeteria Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 Blanchard TOPS: 8:30-10 a.m. Blanchard Community Church RiverWriters Creative Writing Group: 11 a.m. - Priest River Library Lunch and Card Playing: 11:30 a.m. - Old Skookum Grange on LeClerc Road Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. - 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord ‘Ax of Murder’: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport



Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Priest River American Legion Breakfast: 8-10:30 a.m. - VFW on Larch Street Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Priest River Legion Auxiliary: 11 a.m. - VFW Hall, Larch Street Priest River Oktoberfest: 11 a.m. Downtown Priest River Angel Paws: Noon - Kelly’s Restaurant, call Janet at 509-447-3541 Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center ‘Ax of Murder’: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 Set Free Northwest: 6:30 p.m. Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 Blanchard Community Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. - Blanchard Community Center Evergreen Art Association: 10 a.m. - Riverbank Restaurant Hospitality House Senior Potluck: Noon - Newport ‘Red Riding Hood’: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School, Newport Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. Newport Hospital Cafeteria ‘Christmas Belles’ Auditions: 6:30 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Blanchard Grange Meeting: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Grange Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 Blanchard Stitchers Quilting Group: 10 a.m. - Blanchard Inn Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Overeaters Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church, Newport, use back entrance Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles ‘Christmas Belles’ Auditions: 6:30 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church Spirit Lake Lodge No. 57: 8 p.m. Spirit Lake WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park


Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. Priest River Senior Center Home and Community Educators Diamond Lake Club: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971 Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Lets Talk About It Book Discussion: 7 p.m. - Priest River Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport


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


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

NEWPORT – The Circle Moon Theatre will host its annual murder mystery, “Ax of Murder,” directed by Kevin Kuban over three weekends. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for dinner and the show, or $12 for the show only. Everyone’s heard of a haunted house. Probably even a haunted theater. But a haunted play? Could it be haunted by the spirit of a man who recently died at the theatre? In Pat Cook’s play, director Bonnie Bagwell thinks it’s not possible and tries to convince the other members of the troupe as writer Colin Chambers hints at the trail of horror that has cursed his script, “Ax of Murder.” Unfortunately, curiosity gets the best of the actors and, despite Colin’s adamant warnings, they open the script and start reading the play. It soon becomes apparent the play is mirroring their theater and

PULLMAN – Three local students have made the president’s honor roll for the summer semester at Washington State University. On the list from Ione is Carolyn Guthrie, and from Newport, Audra Biermann and Donna Molvik.


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


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

To be eligible for the honor roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a grade point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.




Daniel R. Millage

Army National Guard Pvt. Daniel R. Millage has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2010 graduate of PREP High School in Priest River, the son of Shannon Millage of Priest River and the nephew of David Coop of Chula Vista, Calif. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m. Church School ~ 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Rev. Russell Clark 447-4121


1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Univ. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Girls Club, ages 9 to 12, 6:30 to 8:00 pm Soul’d Out Youth, ages 13 thru 19, 6:00 pm Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265

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

even the specific actors. “The play changes with each performance,” Colin intones, though he’s not taken seriously. But when a police sergeant shows up on cue stating he was called in on a murder, people begin to wonder. Wonder turns to fear when someone is murdered onstage. And it seems as if no one could have done it. No one, that is, but perhaps a ghost. Characters show up in all areas of the theater, running down aisles and then disappearing. Murder weapons disappear and then show up in the worst of places. Beware the twists and turns of this play. You never know what will happen next when you see “Ax Of Murder.” The menu includes chicken enchiladas for opening weekend, chicken fried steak the next week, and deluxe sirloin loaf for the final weekend. Reservations can be made online at, buy tickets at Seeber’s Pharmacy in Newport, or call 208-448-1294. The theatre is on the west side of Highway 211 off of Highway 2 near Sacheen Lake.

Local students make summer honor roll




‘Ax of Murder’ scares up a good time Annual murder mystery runs three weekends at the Circle Moon

Books by the bag PRIEST RIVER – Stock up for winter reading with the Okoberfest book sale at the Priest River Library. There are two rooms full of books that will be for sale for $2 a bag. The sale runs Saturday, Oct. 6 during Priest River Oktoberfest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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

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



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

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


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

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



332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Sunday School 9 am Worship Service 10 am (509) 447-4338


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Duane Leroy Gillespie Priest River

Duane Leroy Gillespie of Priest River passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 87. Mr. Gillespie was born to Violet (Paxton) and Stanley E. Gillespie Gillespie May 20, 1925, in St. Joseph, Mo., the third of seven children. In 1938, Stanley moved his family to California and later to Damascus, Ore., and started a small farm. Feb. 4, 1944, Mr. Gillespie entered the U.S. Army and fought for our country in the Western Pacific Theatre. After his discharge in 1946, he went back to help on the family farm. In June 1947, he married his best friend Joyce Simon in Vancouver, Wash. In 1948, he began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Bonneville Dam. After three years of training as a powerhouse operator he was transferred to the Albeni Falls Dam in Oldtown, retiring in 1981. He and Joyce raised three children, David, Diane and Debra, and he was active in the community with the Masons, Lions Club and local VFW chapter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and metal detecting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Violet and nephew Eddie Gene Gillespie. He is survived by his wife Joyce of 65 years, his son David (and Barbara), and his daughters Diane (and Bill) and Debra. His four brothers, Edmon, Melvin, Stanley and Richard and two sisters Marion and Rosalie also survive him. He was the grandfather of nine grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services were held Friday, Sept. 28 at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral in Priest River. Donations in his name can be sent to Priest River Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1626, Priest River, ID and the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Carol Diane Nelson Newport

Carol Diane Nelson passed away Sept. 23 at the Long Term Care facility in Newport. She was 78. Mrs. Nelson was born Sept. 22, 1934, Nelson in Los Angeles, and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley, where she met the love of her life, Gene, (however, she didn’t know that since he threw rocks at her on the way to school) in 1944. They married Sept. 27, 1952, and raised David, Pam, Bruce and Eric in Solvang, Calif. Gene retired in 1987 and they made Washington state their home base while they travelled the United States in their fifth wheel. They eventually settled in what she called their “Ponderosa,” which we all know as Open Skies Road in Newport, where Mrs. Nelson was involved in many organizations, including



the Pend Oreille County Historical Society and PEO. She was known as the hostess extraordinaire with anyone who entered her house greeted with a smile and something to eat and drink. Survivors include her longtime companion and husband Eugene “Big Gene” Nelson; brother Donald “DC” Whitford of Buellton, Calif.; children David (and Ethel) Nelson of Kennewick, Pamela (and Tom) Glover of Kennewick, Bruce (and Ronelle) Nelson of Kennewick, and Eric (and Janell) Nelson of Solano Beach, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Kimmy, Derek, Heather, Jordan, Jacob, Jeffrey, Christa, Eryn, Jessica and Matthew; and many friends who have shared multiple adventures throughout her life. A memorial was held Sept. 25 at Newport Long Term Care. The family expressed their thanks for the love and care Carol and Gene received during her stay at Newport Long Term Care.

Nina Mae Shaffer Usk

Nina Mae Shaffer passed away in the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 12, the first day of autumn, following a short, intense battle Shaffer with cervical cancer. She was 72 years old. Ms. Shaffer was born Jan. 17, 1940, the first of three children born to Edwin D. and Viola M. Pease. She grew up on the family ranch at Usk, attended Cusick schools and was very active in 4-H. She and her sister, Sharon, were born a year apart and were very close. Shortly after she learned to talk, Nina said “This is my Baby Sis,” and Sharon became “Sis” to everyone who knew her. After high school graduation, Ms. Shaffer attended Washington State College before coming home and marrying Robert Proctor. Their daughter, Tarri Lea, was born in 1962. When the marriage ended, Ms. Shaffer moved into a house on the north side of Spokane, paying the rent and damage deposit with the premium money she had won at the Pend Oreille County Fair that year. She soon landed a job at Perfect Photo printing photographs and worked there until the plant closed. She then worked for Spokane School District 81 as a cook and kitchen manager for 17 years until her retirement. After her second marriage ended, she met Skeeter Shaffer and they married in 1974. The couple especially enjoyed their summers at Loon Lake, entertaining many guests with boat and jet ski rides and delicious barbecue. Ms. Shaffer is survived by her husband, Richard (Skeeter) Shaffer at the home; daughter Tarri, son-in-law John, and grandson Bailey Brown of Newport; sister Sharon Howe (and her companion Rick Walker) of Golden Valley, Ariz. and Metaline Falls; brother Nick Pease (and wife Jean) of Usk; niece Brenda Konkright of Newport and nephew Trevor Pease of Bellevue. SEE OBITUARIES, 5B

|| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Diamond Lake Water and Sewer: 10 a.m. - District Office, 172 South Shore Road Oldtown Urban Renewal District Board: 5:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station No. 41 Diamond Lake Improvement Association: 6:30 p.m. - Diamond Lake Fire Station, Highway 2 Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Board: 7 p.m. - Sacheen Fire Station, Highway 211 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Solid Waste Advisory Committee: 3-4 p.m. - Pend Oreille County Commissioners Meeting Room

PEND OREILLE COUNTY Monday, Sept. 24 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – N. Union Ave., Newport, report of vehicle on city property by the new city garage. ARREST – Boundary Rd., Verlyn Mitchell Coulson, 23, of Mattawa, Wash., was arrested on warrants. BURGLARY – LeClerc Rd. N., Cusick, report of burglary. MISSING PERSON – River Rd., Usk, report that husband is missing. THEFT – Woodland Drive, Newport, report of kayak stolen from residence last night. FRAUD – W. Sacheen St., Cusick, report of charges made on complainant’s Visa card. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. Walnut St., report of male with possible warrants in business. ASSAULT – W. Willow St., Newport, Ashley N. Alldredge, 22, of Colville was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – E. Joyner Drive, Ione, report that neighbor possibly put dirt in the water tank. CHILD ABUSE – W. Walnut St., Newport, report of possible child abuse. ILLEGAL BURNING – River Rd., report that subject in a trailer is possibly burning trash in the yard. ANIMAL CRUELTY – Spring Hill Rd., Newport, report of animal abuse. THEFT – Summit Drive, Usk, report that a semi-trailer had the lock cut off and items stolen from inside. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMTSTANCES – Fir Lane, Newport, report of subjects possibly near complainant’s house and there is an ongoing civil dispute between the parties. ILLEGAL BURNING – Laurelhurst Drive, Newport, report of illegal burn at this location. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. Kelly Drive, Newport, report that possibly someone in the residence and there should be no one there. DISTURBANCE – Veit Rd., Newport, complainant has been hearing an argument between a man and a woman and then heard the female yell for help. ARREST – Ronald Allen Fideline, 64, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. Tuesday, Sept. 25 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Spring Valley Rd., report of damage done to 20-foot containers on property with a torch. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. Calispell Ave., report of possible abuse. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Duncan Drive, report of vehicle


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Pondoray Shores Water and Sewer District: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille Public Utility District Office, Newport MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Newport School Board: 5 p.m. District Offices Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6: 6 p.m. - Furport Fire Hall, 7572 LeClerc Road Oldtown City Council: 6:30 p.m. Oldtown City Hall Cusick Town Council: 7 p.m. Cusick Community Center TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 Bonner County Commission-

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.



parked that does not have permission to be there. ARREST – Blackwell St., Jeffrey A. Lovell, 50, of Ione was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence and interfering with reporting domestic violence. ILLEGAL BURNING – Greenhouse Rd., report of burn barrel at residence. ARREST – Kent Creek Lane, Ryan A. Apling, 27, of Newport was arrested for possession of stolen property. RECOVERED VEHICLE – Kent Creek Lane, report of black Ford truck recovered. TRESPASSING – Tree Top Rd., report that subject continues to drive onto complainant’s property. THEFT – W. 5th St., report of digital camera missing from building. VEHICLE THEFT – Hwy. 211, report of four-wheeler taken. WEAPON OFFENSE – Seymour Lane, respondent reports hearing gunshots. JUVENILE PROBLEM – W. 1st St., report of group of kids trying to pull trees out. NOISE COMPLAINT – Hwy. 2, report of loud music and people squealing tires. Wednesday, Sept. 26 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, multiple car accident with injuries. THEFT – E. Joyner Drive, report of a car stolen sometime over the last two weeks. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Michael T. Daggett, 24, of Colville, was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER – Hwy. 211, report of possible violation of court order. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – E. Tacoma St., report that subject requests to speak to deputy in reference to letters and phone calls. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 211, report of vehicle in ditch. FISH AND GAME – Westside Calispell, report that deer has been shot in the neck and left on the side of the road. THEFT – Kelly Drive, report of a stolen gun. ILLEGAL BURNING – W. Spruce St., report of burning in yard. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Wildflower Lane, report that 16-year-old male threw female against the car. ARREST – Lance Blake Newman, 25, of Newport was arrested for failure to appear in court. Thursday, Sept. 27 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. Newport Ave., report of three men living behind campground under tarp. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Eastshore Rd., report of 18-foot boat stripped and left on property. THREATENING – Scotia Rd., report of male yelling and being threatening towards caller. ARREST – Kings Lake Rd., Peter F. Heinen, 20, of Usk was arrested on warrants. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Stadium Drive, report of a group of juveniles gathering may be getting ready to fight. ACCIDENT – Rocky Gorge Rd., report of injury accident. THEFT – S. Shore Diamond Lake, report of bag taken from complainant’s motorcycle. ACCIDENT – Camden Rd., report of vehicle accident; unknown injuries. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES –


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Cedar Lane, report that complainant can hear loud screeching in the woods unknown what it is. ASSAULT – W. 5th St., Newport, report of female assaulted at football game. DISORDERLY – Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of disorderly conduct.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Deer Valley Rd., respondent states house is being robbed. ARREST – Felis Lusiano Romo, 31, of Spokane was arrested on warrants. ARREST – Gary Lee Johnson, 62, of Spokane was arrested for driving under the influence.

Friday, Sept. 28 TRAFFIC HAZARD – Hwy. 211, report of large deer carcass in roadway. ACCIDENT – W. 4th St., report that subject knocked over a light pole. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Deeter Rd., report that subject damaged four ATV tires today. THEFT – W. Walnut St., report of theft. ERRATIC DRIVER – LeClerc Rd. S., report of semi all over the road. ILLEGAL BURNING – Hwy. 2, report of burning in yard. HARASSMENT – Penny Lane, report that subject is harassing complainant. DISTURBANCE – Sacheen Terrace Drive, report that male is causing disturbance. DISTURBANCE – Sacheen Terrace Drive, report that male was cussing and screaming at complainant while she was walking. FIREWORKS – Finnila Drive FOUND PROPERTY – Ashenfelter Bay Rd., complainant report he found what he believes may have been a stolen toolbox. ARREST – S. Scott Ave., Amanda L. Mcgee, 31, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence. JUVENILE PROBLEM – S. Union Ave., Newport, report that approximately six juveniles are jumping on top of the porta-potty yelling and screaming. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Jared Rd., complainant reports hearing tires squealing and then crash and glass breaking; believes there may have been an accident in the area. PROWLER – E. Joyner Drive, report of unknown male walking around in complainant’s yard. ASSAULT – Hwy. 2, report of assault. ARREST – Cody Michael Callihan, 21, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence, driving while suspended and failure to comply.

Sunday, Sept. 30 VIOLATION OF PROTECTION – Blackwell St., Ione, respondent in order has driven by protected person’s home twice. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – 1st Ave., Ione, report of male and female arguing, male yelling in background. WEAPON OFFENSE – Hwy. 20, report of subject shooting towards complainant in an unsafe manner. THEFT – Skookum Meadow Drive, Newport, reported males cutting wood on property. TRESPASSING – Dennis Rd., Ione, report of trespassers. FISH AND GAME – Hilltop Rd., report that three subjects just killed a moose. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of pickup driving erratically. DISTURBANCE – Monumental Way, Cusick, report that male was assaulted. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Cole L. Healy, 29, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence.

Saturday, Sept. 29 ASSAULT – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of assault. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of motor home on shoulder with false plates. BURGLARY – Graham Rd., report that house was broken into, medications missing. FIRE – LeClerc Rd. N., report of fire at this location. BURGLARY – Buffalo Lane, report of burglary. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 211, report of car unable to maintain lane of control. THEFT – S. State Ave., report of items stolen from complainant’s vehicles sometime early this morning. ACCIDENT – McKenzie Rd., report of single vehicle non-injury accident. SEX OFFENSE – Summer Place, report of a sex offense. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report that car hit deer in roadway. FIREWORKS – Terrace Ave., report of fireworks being set off. DISTURBANCE – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of fight.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - County Courthouse in Newport Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed Control Board: 2 p.m. Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Newport

PUD Citizen’s Water Committee: 4 p.m. - Box Canyon Room, Newport Bonner County Democrats: 6:308 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint PUD Town Hall Meeting: 6-8 p.m. - Newport High School

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WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, Sept. 24 ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, James Carnagey, 50, of Priest River was arrested for driving without privileges. STRUCTURE FIRE – Linda Lane, Priest Lake Tuesday, Sept. 25 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 57, Priest River ARREST – Bandy Rd., Priest River, Rodney L. Gaertner Jr., 24, of Athol was arrested on an outstanding warrant. BURGLARY – W. Jackson Ave., Priest River Wednesday, Sept. 26 BURGLARY – Eagle Drive, Spirit Lake Thursday, Sept. 27 ARREST – Peninsula Rd., Priest River, Jennifer Jamison, 30, of Priest River was arrested on a Bonner County warrant. Jamison was also cited for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. TRAFFIC VIOLATION – Bandy Rd., Priest River, a Priest River man was cited for driving without privileges. RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Oldtown Friday, Sept. 28 BURGLARY – N. Washington Ave., Oldtown CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Hwy. 57, Priest River Saturday, Sept. 29 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 41, Spirit Lake ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, Curtis Bunch, 40, of Priest River was arrested for aggravated battery. Sunday, Sept. 30 TRAFFIC VIOLATION – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake, a Spirit Lake man was cited and released for an invalid drivers license.


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Officials to tour North Fork Dam project METALINE FALLS – To illustrate the work on the Metaline Falls water system, the Pend Oreille Public Utility District will host a tour of North Fork Dam during its regular commission meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9. Sen. Bob Morton has been invited to join, and Rep. Shelly Short will be attending as well. North Fork Dam is the source of water for Metaline Falls. Funding


for its improvement was approved during a late night legislative session this past spring, awarding the PUD $900,000 to help the town improve its water quality. Pend Oreille PUD was one of four public utility districts to receive a grant. The funds will be used to replace about 13,000 feet of the transmission lines and values that make up the 65-year-old system. The new

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-4423030 For Reservations Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Assembly of God Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Teck Community Planners: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Cutter Theatre Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board Meeting: 10 a.m. - Metaline City Hall Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Ione Library North Pend Oreille Lions: 7 p.m. Ione Train Depot FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Ione Senior Center SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Autumn Colors Train Rides: 11

a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. - Ione Train Depot SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 Autumn Colors Train Rides: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. - Ione Train Depot Fire District No. 2 Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Hospital District 2 Board: 3 p.m. Fire Station 23, Highway 20, Ione

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Priest River Oktoberfest this weekend PRIEST RIVER – Priest River’s historic downtown will come to life Oct. 6 with food, drinks, fun and several new family-oriented events. The town’s annual Oktoberfest celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Main and High streets with events, entertainment and music throughout the day. The Priest River Chamber of Commerce will sell collectible 13-ounce beer steins for $5 each. Each stein purchase includes a ticket good for a free beer at one of

three participating bars – Popeye’s, Noni and Jammers. Food vendors and other booths will sell Oktoberfest specialties, handmade gifts and other items. There has been a schedule change with Saturday afternoon’s entertainment. Yodeler Rod Erickson will perform at noon, followed by The Skivee’s at 2 p.m. and Raghorn at 4 p.m. The event will also include a scarecrow building contest, sidewalk chalk contest and a 5K fun run.

Celebrate homecoming, watch parade PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River homecoming parade will wind through the streets of Priest River Wednesday, Oct. 3 starting at 1:40 p.m. The route begins at the high school on Highway 57, traveling south to Lincoln, east on Lincoln and north on Seventh to Harriet. The parade travels in front of Priest River Elementary on Harriet, then south on Fourth Street to Highway 2, east on Highway 2 to McKinley then south to High Street and west to Highway 2. The parade will then pass the junior high on Highway 2 and then head back to the high school. There is no school Thursday Place your classified or display ad with The Miner and it will appear in both newspapers - The Newport Miner (Pend Oreille County) and The Gem State Miner (West Bonner County). All for one good price. Call (509) 447-2433 for details.

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METALINE FALLS – Line up your costume, the Halloween bash is back for a second year, put on by the North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion. The party gets started Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Metaline

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Students decked the halls with school colors Sunday afternoon in preparation for homecoming week. All week they have been participating in dress up days. Monday was camo/cowboy day, Tuesday pajama day, Wednesday fashion disaster day, Thursday era day and Friday spirit day. There will be pep rallies with skits during sixth period each day, starting at 1:55 p.m. The freshmen and

sophomores host the Wednesday event, juniors and seniors take their turn Thursday, and Friday’s rally is hosted by the cheerleaders. This year, Seattle City Light is hosting pre-game parties the following week during Public Power Week. There will be a pre-game party Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. before the volleyball team hosts Cusick, and at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 before the football game with Cusick.

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IONE – It’s homecoming week for the Selkirk Rangers. A week of festivities leads up to the homecoming football game, with the king and queen crowned at half time. The different grades will be decorating their floats to parade around the field at halftime. The football team plays Curlew with a 7 p.m. kickoff. The volleyball girls played in Priest River Tuesday after The Miner’s deadline.


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Split vote puts hold on clerk staff raises SANDPOINT – The Bonner County commissioners voted 2-1 to nix pay raises put in place by

county clerk Marie Scott for her staff, during the commissioners’ regular meeting last week.

Though the raises were included in the approved county budget for fiscal year 2013, which started Sept. 1, the commissioners voted to send the raise issue to the job evaluation committee to determine if the raises were justified.

ROTARY | Youth group’s open house is Oct. 17 FROM PAGE 1

building a structure in Ecuador to give children there a place to eat. Rotarian Dean Cummings said it is against Rotarian rules to construct a building, but the group is building a concrete floor and roof to cover a muddy lot where children gather to eat meals. Rotarians are helping to raise funds for the project. “We’re trying to feed these kids,” Cummings said. Locally, the Rotary Club is working on various projects to help raise money. They just finished up the WaCanId bike ride, where cyclists ride through Washington, Idaho and Canada. It is organized by the Rotary Club and the International Selkirk Loop, and is a fundraiser for the local club. The Newport-Priest River club is holding a duck hunt Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Oldtown Rotary Park. Rubber duckies will be hidden around the grounds and “hunters” can purchase licenses for $5 per duck. Each duck will be numbered, and whoever finds the right number will win prizes. The grand prize is a family basket with a weekend stay at Stoneridge Resort, goodies, passes and a gas card. There will be a number of other prizes too. If you purchase your licenses prior to the hunt, you get two for the price of one. All ages are welcome, and the event starts at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Feed the Children project in Ecuador. The duck hunt is being sponsored by the Rotary’s Interact Club, a youth organization. Interact is also holding an open house Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m., following the duck hunt. Interact is open to youth ages 12 to 18. Desserts and drinks will be supplied at the open house. The new Rotary president, as of July, is Ken Schueman. Each year the club gets a new president. This year’s president-elect is Terri Ivie and last year’s president was Nadene Parker. Schueman and his wife, Sharron, live at Diamond Lake. He has been a member of a Rotary Club for more than 20 years. He served in the club in Kellogg until they moved to Pend Oreille County four years ago. The Schuemans owned the Super 8 Motel at Silver Mountain for 13 years. Prior to that, Ken was an engineer in the forest products industry for more than 20 years. He is also a general contractor on the side. “For me, Rotary is for and about honesty and integrity,” Schueman said.

Rotarians are instructed to give everything they do the four-way test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? If those priorities sound like a good idea to you, check out the next Rotary meeting, every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Oldtown Rotary Park.

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Commissioners Mike Nielsen and Cornel Rasor voted to rescind the raises, while commissioner Lewis Rich voted against. The committee deemed the raises not justifiable, based on the jobs descriptions submitted by Scott, which are outdated.

DIAMOND LAKE – If you need to pull your boat or other vessel out of Diamond Lake, this is the week to do it. The public boat launch on the south side of the lake, operated by the Washington

Department of Fish and Wildlife, has been under construction for about the last month. It reopened Tuesday, Oct. 2, but will be closed again for further work Tuesday, Oct. 9.


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2012 Hunting Forecasts for Tri-County area District biologists provide hunting forecasts based on surveys, field work BY DANA BASE DISTRICT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

Big game resources in District 1 include white-tailed deer – the most abundant species – mule deer, elk, moose, black bear and cougar. White-tailed deer are found at the highest densities in the valleys and foothill benches bordering the valleys, especially in the farm-forest mosaic within GMU 101. Elk are scattered at relatively low densities throughout District 1, but are most abundant in GMUs 113 and 117, which typically have the highest annual harvest among the district’s seven management units. Moose are relatively common and can be found almost anywhere in the district, but are typically most common above 3,000 feet elevation on the eastern slopes of each mountain range, which receive more precipitation that the west slopes. This district has the greatest number of moose and highest harvest in the state. All big game species except moose are available to hunters who purchase over-the-counter

tags. Moose tags are available only through the special permit draw system, which is typically conducted in May. Small game in District 1 includes three species of forest grouse, ring-necked pheasant, valley quail, wild turkey (Merriam’s subspecies), a number of migratory game birds including several species of ducks and geese, American coots, Wilson’s snipe, mourning doves, and snowshoe hare. This district has the highest harvest in the state for ruffed grouse and turkeys although most of the turkey harvest occurs during spring seasons. The spring of 2012 within District 1 set records for cool temperatures and precipitation, so survival of nest broods of gallinaceous game birds, including forest grouse, turkeys and quail was likely very low. Therefore, the fall hunting season for these birds is expected to be below average. While the cool and wet spring had negative impacts on upland game birds, it was likely positive for waterfowl in that there was more flooded pond and slough habitat to facilitate successful rearing of duck and goose

broods. Most waterfowl hunting in District 1 is concentrated in the Pend Oreille River Valley, including the river itself from Newport downstream to about River Bend and Ruby. The 2012 season will be the second in which a four-point minimum antler regulation is in place for white-tailed deer within Game Management Units 117 and 121. Any antlered buck is legal how-

ever, for white-tailed deer in the other five units of District 1 during the general seasons. For mule deer, the general three-point minimum continues district-wide. The 2012 hunting season will be the first in which only antlered bull elk are legal in the general seasons throughout District 1. Antlerless elk may still be taken, but only by hunters with special permits. This rule came about by hunter-group request through development of the Selkirk Elk Herd Management Plan. Drawing a special permit within the quality buck deer and bull elk categories is the ultimate hunting opportunity for Washington big game hunters, and that maxim certainly applies in District 1. The best advice to most hunters who come here is to hunt the general deer and elk seasons opportunistically, but keep applying for special permit hunts and accruing bonus points, so that someday you will draw a moose or quality deer permit and already know the country for planning your big hunt. There was a total harvest of 22 cougars (highest in the state) in

GMUs 101-121 during the 2011 hunting season. In recent years, the use of dogs to hunt cougar has become generally prohibited; consequently, WDFW has made substantial changes to the season. This new season structure is based upon years of accumulated scientific information, including cougar population dynamics, home ranges, social structure, mortality causes and mortality rates. With the appropriate licenses and tags, you can hunt cougar from September through December using any weapon. Starting January 1, hunt areas (GMUs) where the harvest guideline is met or exceeded may be closed. If you want to hunt cougars after Jan. 1, you need to call the cougar hotline at: 1-866-364-4868 or go online at hunting/bear_cougar/ to determine if the season is still open. District one also typically supports the highest black bear harvest in the state and we expect ample opportunities to harvest a black bear again this year. The season in this district starts Sept. 1 and the best success is often early in the season when the berry crop is being targeted by bears. Hunters should be aware that this district also supports a small population of grizzly bears,



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Hunter orange requirements Under the following conditions a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange exterior clothing is required. It must be worn above the waist and be visible from all sides. A hat, by itself, does not meet this requirement. Anyone hunting deer or elk during any modern firearm deer or elk general season is required to wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing. All modern firearm permit holders must wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing. This includes archers and muzzleloaders while hunting in units (e.g. GMUs, deer, areas, elk areas, wilderness areas, etc.) that overlap modern firearm seasons. Anyone hunting in an area that is open for modern firearm deer or elk hunting must meet hunter orange requirements if they are hunting any of the following species: bear, bobcat, cougar, coyote, deer, elk, fox, grouse, hare, rabbit or raccoon. During any upland game bird (pheasant, quail, and partridge)

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Hunter orange clothing is not required: • During an upland game bird season for anyone hunting upland game birds with a muzzleloading firearm, bow and arrow,

or for falconry. • While hunting in a muzzleloading or archery only GMU and possessing a valid muzzleloading or archery deer or elk tag.

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course. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, must complete and pass an approved Hunter Education course before he or she may buy a license or hunt in the state of Washington. Both on-line and traditional classes are available, but there’s a hands-on instruction/evaluation course and test component to both, and those fill up fast, especially in summer and early fall. There is also a oneyear, once-in-a-lifetime Hunter Education deferral option. Those hunting under a deferral must be accompanied by an experienced hunter who has held a Washington hunting license for the previous three years. For details on Hunter Education classes in Washington, see WDFW’s Hunter Education website. • Buy licenses, tags and stamps. Depending on what game birds or animals you plan to hunt, where, how and when you’re planning to hunt them, you’ll need one or more license documents to do it legally. A big game license or small game license is the first step in most (but not all) cases. Deer, elk and other big-game hunters also need species tags for the animals they’re hunting, while waterfowl hunters must have both a federal migratory bird stamp and state validation to hunt ducks and geese (plus authorization and harvest report cards for some species). Most upland bird hunters


need only a small-game license to pursue their sport, the exception being pheasant hunters in western Washington, who need a western Washington pheasant license rather than a small-game license. The big-game pamphlet and migratory waterfowl/upland game pamphlet are the best sources of information on license details. Purchases can be made online or at a local license vendor. • Spend some time with maps. A good map can provide a wealth of hunting information, whether you plan to hunt big game, waterfowl or upland game. Besides just showing the way to a starting point, a good map, used the right way, will even lead you to the places where game animals are most likely to be found. There are plenty of map resources available to get you there. Start with the wide screen, like a Washington State road map to help you locate a few areas of interest, then focus down to the point where you’re

studying steep, forested canyons that may hold late-season bull elk or a series of small, shallow ponds more than a mile off the nearest road that looks perfect for jumpshooting a limit of mallards. Good map resources are available both in hard copy and online. Check out WDFW’s on-line GoHunt mapping resource to review Game Management Units, topography, satellite images showing vegetation and terrain, etc. Also, explore the Department’s Game Harvest Reports and Game Status and Trend Reports to gauge how hunters have fared in previous years and what biologists have observed for the health of the population. • Do some scouting. The best way to know what to expect of any hunting area is to get out and see some country for yourself before the season begins. The more familiar you are with a particular patch of ground, and the animals that live there, the better your

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tant that we take these steps on WDFW lands throughout the state to minimize the possibility of additional wildfires.” The restrictions on WDFWmanaged lands will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfires decreases, Schirato said. Keep checking WDFW’s website (http://wdfw. for an announcement. Before recreating on public or private lands, hunters and others should check with the appropri-

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Blaine Bauer passed away quietly in his sleep, the morning of his 70th birthday, Sept. 24 due to complications associated with cancer. Bauer Mr. Bauer was a Montana boy at heart, which means he loved to be outdoors and never sat still unless there was a BYU football game on. For the past 30 years he called Newport his home, where he taught many, laughed often and was loved by all. He is survived by Beverly, his loving wife of 48 years, 4 children, 12 grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located on West Albeni Road, Priest River, and burial services will be held the following day in Ronan, Mont. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

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NEWPORT – The Newport football team took its first win Thursday night when they played the Lake City junior varsity team at home. Newport won 27-20. “Obviously it’s always nice to get that first win out of the way,” head coach Zac Farnam said. “Over the past few weeks the kids have gotten better and better. The kids worked really hard and we’re hoping to keep working hard even though we’ve enjoyed a little success.” Newport scored first on a 40yard run by Braden Barranco. But the extra point failed and Lake City pulled ahead 7-6 with MINER PHOTO|JANELLE ATYEO

Newport forward Kennedy Kindred, No. 20, prepares to kick one past Spartan defender Brittany Krampert in the second half of the game in Newport Saturday, Sept. 29. The Grizzlies won 12-0.

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NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies showed their prowess on the pitch when they shut out the visiting Lady Spartans 12-0 Saturday, Sept. 29. Scoring was spread out amongst the Newport players. It was Ashley Behrens who scored first off MINER PHOTO|JANELLE ATYEO of a Jolie Frederick assist in the 14th minute of play. Newport No. 19 Tiffany Huang guides the ball past Priest The girls kept up the offensive pressure and scored River’s Sabrina Brandt at Saturday’s game. Huang scored every few minutes. two goals for the Grizzlies. Coralee Roberts, Sydney Hearnden, Tiffany Huang and Holly Malsbury all made first half Districts start Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lakeland High goals. Addy Cauchy made two for NewSchool. Priest River is in sixth place in the port, bringing the score to 8-0 at the half Intermountain League with a 1-8 league time break. O N D EC K: record. They take on No. 3 Kellogg (3-2-1) Behrens, Hearnden and Rohrer scored PRIEST RIVER AT in an 11 a.m. loser-out game. in the second half, plus there was one Coeur d’Alene At the same time, No. 4 Coeur d’Alene own-goal in Newport’s favor. Charter Thursday, Charter (3-4-1) and No. 5 Orofino (1-4) See the separate story for a report on Oct. 4, 4 p.m. will play each other. The winners of the Newport’s other games last week. first round games go on to play the top It was Priest River’s only match for PRIEST RIVER AT two teams in the league, Bonners Ferry the week. The Spartans will be in Coeur Districts Saturday, (6-0-1) and Timberlake (6-2-1) Tuesday, d’Alene Thursday, Oct. 4 playing Coeur Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Oct. 6, 11 a.m. d’Alene Charter, who is in the IntermounThe championship game is Oct. 11 with tain League this year. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. the winner going to state.

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took on Republic, finishing on the Abby Carrasco had one kill and an short end of 25-11, 25-9, 25-18. ace and Mackenzie Mcanerin had Despite the loss, Hanson said one kill. the team is Selkirk has a improving. O N D EC K: league record “The girls VS. CUSICK THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m. of 1-3. are gaining Selkirk a lot more teamwork confidence,” played Priest River after deadline she said. “They are playing much Tuesday, their only game this week. better defense.” The Rangers will be at home Anderson had a good match, Thursday, Oct. 11 for a match with with three aces and seven kills. Cusick that starts at 5:30 p.m.

Newport runners break up Medical Lake streak OF THE MINER

FREEMAN – Newport’s top two runners hung with the Medical Lake finishers at the first Northeast A League meet of the season Sept. 25 at Freeman. Senior Scott McMeen ran another personal best on his way to a fourth place finish. He completed the three-mile course in 17 minutes, 10 seconds. Senior Chris Nichols was only seconds away from a PR, and he continues to improve daily. He finished sixth in 18:21. Newport’s top two were ahead of any Freeman finishers, but the Grizzlies couldn’t beat them in the team standings. The Scotties stuck together in the middle of the pack. “The rest of the team continues

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to improve and are all racing vets now,” Newport coach Rory Axel said. Completing Newport’s five-man team was Keegan Heaney in 17th, Zane Davis 18th, DJ Moreland 19th, Cody Fisher 20th and Chris Stroup 21st. “The boys raced well against Freeman and are starting to learn how to race and compete on a new level each race,” Axel said. Freeman narrowly defeated Newport 25-36. It was Medical Lake over Freeman 15-48 and over Newport 18-43. The Cardinals’ Micah Dingfield won the race in 16:15. The Freeman girls pulled a

team defense which led to so many kills.” Haley Adams and Caytlin CUSICK – The Cusick Nenema combined for 22 Panthers girls volleyball of the 31 team kills, with team was in action three Adams getting 15 and times last week, beating Nenema seven. Adams St. George’s, Republic and also led the way with seven Curlew. digs. Nenema The Panthers O N D EC K: came up three travelled to SpoAT NORTHPORT blocks and five kane for the match THURSDAY, Oct. 4, digs. with St. George’s 5 p.m. Chelsea Tuesday, Sept. 25. Samuels had They won in three sets, 25- the most assists for the 12, 25-8 and 26-24. Panthers, with 14. Kaleigh COURTESY PHOTO|JOYCE MONTGOMERY “This was a good nonDriver had nine assists. Cusick senior Chelsea Samuels sets one up high during league game,” coach Kim Driver and Adams each the second match when the Lady Panthers hosted the Bluff said. “We played great SEE CUSICK, 7B Republic Tigers last Saturday. Cusick won in four sets. OF THE MINER



Cusick continues to roll, wins three matches BY DON GRONNING


SELKIRK – The Selkirk Rangers girls volleyball team played twice Saturday, Sept. 29, losing in three to Curlew and Republic. They played Curlew first, losing 25-10, 26-24, 25-22. Selkirk coach Katy Hanson said her team is playing better as a team. Kirbi Anderson and Katie Couch had the most kills for Selkirk, with eight each. Later the same day, the Rangers

a 30-yard scoring pass in the first Jeron Konkright had three quarter. receptions for 24 yards, Barranco Newport exploded in the second had six catches for 110 yards quarter, scoring three TDs to lead and one TD and Coltin Worley 27-7 at the half. grabbed two for 22 yards and one Lake City scored a TD. touchdown in both O N D EC K: Rushing, Barranco the third and fourth VS. RIVERSIDE FRIDAY, had 24 carries for 144 quarter, missing the Oct. 5, 7 p.m. yards and a TD. Trisextra point on one ten Cutshall had three to trail 27-20. carries for 14 yards, Konkright Newport fumbled on a quarterhad one carry for 14 yards and back sneak with 40 second left on Rapp had 10 carries for 41 yards. the Lake City one-yard line. Lake Barranco caught two intercepCity tried to drive but Newport tions, one of which he scored on. picked it off and the game ended He had six tackles, one for a loss. with Newport winning. Jake Morse had three tackles and Ryan Rapp threw 11 for 21 for two sacks. 156 yards and two TDs. He threw Newport hosts Northeast A no interceptions but had two League team Riverside Friday, fumbles. Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

major upset behind their new freshman recruit and beat Medical Lake 26-29. They beat Newport 15-46. Medical Lake beat Newport 15-48. The Scotties’ Tati Foster won the three-mile in 19:52. For Newport, Jackie Morrell, a sophomore from Life Prep Academy, was the top girl, running a personal best 22:42 for 11th place. Other runners for Newport were Arielle Walden in 14th, Jessica Emory in 17th, Erin Rednour 18th and Paii Sricharoenrat 19th. Riverside hosted a league meet the same day with Kettle Falls, Lakeside and Chewelah participating. At Can-Am Invite At the Can-Am Invite in Kettle Falls Saturday, Sept. 29, Newport


Selkirk wins league football game BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

IONE – The Selkirk football team won its 1B Northeast North league game against Northport Friday night, 60-28. “The boys played well,” Ranger coach Kelly Cain said. Selkirk received the kickoff and scored the second play of the game on a pass from Dominic Cain to Beau Taylor that covered 44 yards. They also added two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter. Mikey Weiss returned a fumble for 73 yards and Taylor returned an interception for 65 yards – both for TDs. “We kept the pressure on in the second quarter and were able to get everyone in during the second half and get our younger players some experience,” coach

Mountain bikers race at Priest Lake COOLIN – The first ever mountain bike endurance race will have cyclists taking to the roads and trails around Priest Lake this weekend. Priest Lake Multisports, which has already put on a triathlon and marathon this summer, hosts the Selkirk Challenge Saturday, Oct. 6. The course starts and ends at the Inn at Priest Lake in Coolin. Riders will take on courses of 100 kilometers, 50K or 25K. Awards will be given out by age group, and there will be random prize drawings. An Oktoberfest party is part of the festivities at the finish line.

Cain said. “It was a good team and Cain had two carries for 46 effort. yards. Stephen Avey had one carry Selkirk led 46-6 at the half, and for 15 yards. Emery Maupin had scored one more touchdown in the five receptions for 128 yards with third and fourth quartwo TDs and Taylor ters. Cain completed O N D EC K: had two receptions eight of 12 passing for HOMECOMING VS. for 69 yards with two 211 yards with four CURLEW Friday, Oct. 5, TDs. Grant had one TDs. 7 p.m. reception for 14 yards Michael Haskins and also returned the had 13 carries for 60 yards and kickoff for a TD. The Rangers host one TD, Trevor Grant had eight Curlew this Friday at 7 p.m. for carries for 50 yards and one TD their homecoming game.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Newport Volleyball vs. Freeman: 6:30 p.m. - Freeman THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Priest River Girls Soccer vs. Coeur d’Alene Charter: 4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Priest River Senior Night Volleyball vs. Timberlake: 4 p.m. - Priest River Newport Soccer vs. Riverside: 5 p.m. - Newport Priest River Boys Soccer Senior Night vs. Bonners Ferry: 7 p.m. Priest River Priest River Senior Night Volleyball vs. Orofino: 7 p.m. - Priest River FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 Selkirk Homecoming Football vs. Curlew: 7 p.m. - Selkirk Cusick Homecoming Football vs. Republic: 7 p.m. - Cusick Newport Football vs. Riverside: 7 p.m. - Newport Priest River Homecoming Foot-



ball vs. Kellogg: 7 p.m. - Priest River SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Selkirk Challenge-Mountain Bike Endurance Race: 7 a.m. - Inn at Priest Lake Priest Community Cares Run: 9 a.m. - Priest River Elementary Priest River and Newport Cross Country at Sandpoint Invite: 10 a.m. - Riley Creek Park, Laclede Priest River Girls Soccer at Districts: 11 a.m. - Lakeland Newport Soccer vs. Mount Spokane: Noon - Mount Spokane Priest River Boys Soccer at Districts: 1 p.m. - Lakeland TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 Newport Soccer vs. Freeman: 4 p.m. - Freeman Newport Cross Country vs. Riverside: 4 p.m. - Newport Newport Volleyball vs. Riverside: 6:30 p.m. - Riverside Priest River Volleyball vs. Kellogg: 6:30 p.m. - Kellogg

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Newport netters get two wins win said her team started slow but picked it up. “We came out flat against MediNEWPORT – The Newport Grizcal Lake and they came ready to zlies girls volleyball team came play,” she said. After losing the first away with two game, Newport picked home wins last O N D EC K : it up. Goodwin said the week, beating Ket- AT FREEMAN WEDNESteam ran the offense tle Falls Tuesday, DAY, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. well. “The girls played Sept. 25 and Mediour system and Medical cal Lake Thursday, AT RIVERSIDE TUESDAY, Lake couldn’t handle it,” Sept. 27. Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. she said. It was a team Newport and effort. “If someone was Kettle Falls battled back and forth struggling there were five other girls most the night Tuesday. Newport stepping up to fill the spot,” she said. lost the first set 29-17 won the Newcomb had the most kills second set 25-21, lost the third set for Newport, with eight. She also 25-18 and won the fourth set 25-13. served five aces, as did Jacklin McThat set up the fifth set, which Croskey. Vaughn had a game high continued to be a battle, with New19 assists, Kailey Ralston had had port getting the win 20-18. 10 digs to lead the Grizzlies and Elise Jenna Kersting had a good match, Cunningham had a pair of blocks. serving a game-high seven aces. Goodwin was happy with the team’s She also had the most digs for play. “It was great to see what we Newport, with 11 and had a pair can do when we play our game,” she of blocks. Arianna Newcomb had said. a game-high 13 kills for Newport. Newport has a 4-3 Northeast A Lauren Vaughn had the most assists League record and has a 5-4 overall in the game, with 29. record. The Grizzlies are on the road Thursday night the Griz played for the next two games. Wednesday, MINER PHOTO|DON GRONNING Medical Lake, winning in four sets Oct. 3, they play Freeman and Tues- Newport’s Hadley Stratton, left, tips one over the outstretched arms of the Kettle Falls defenders Tuesday night, Sept. 25 at Newport. Newport won the hard fought contest 25-27,25-8, 25-13, 25-13. day, Oct. 9, they play at Riverside. in four sets. Newport coach Kaprina GoodBoth games start at 6:30 p.m. BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

Board asks schools to end use of Native American mascots OLYMPIA – The Washington State Board of Education is urging districts to discontinue the use of Native American mascots with a resolution approved Sept. 26. The resolution echoes the findings of the 2005 American Psychological Association report citing the adverse effect of Native American mascots on students. Several

states, including Oregon in 2012, have passed resolutions related to the Native American mascot issue. “We are in the business of educating students,” board member Bernal Baca said. “We need to remove any barrier that will impede student success.” The decision to adopt or alter a school’s

mascot or logo is a local one. However, state Board of Education members hope that this resolution will prompt districts to reevaluate their policies regarding the use of mascots that are potentially derogatory or damaging to the students those districts serve. The board approved a similar resolution in 1993.


Grizzlies hold second in league BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport girls soccer team sits in second place in the Northeast A League after one league win and a loss last week. The Medical Lake Cardinals visited Newport Thursday, Sept. 27 and were handed a 9-0 loss. We scored in the first minute and handled the game very well from then on,” coach Jeremy Lewis said. “We had good play from our midfield players, particularly Sydney Hearnden, Ashley Behrens and Kennedy Kendrick. We were quick to the ball and moved it well for good stretches of the game.” Newport goals came from Brea Rohrer, Emily Lewis, Holly Malsbury, Tiffany Huang Courtney Wiese and Ashley Behrens and Sydney Hearnden had two each. Newport had 18 shots on goal compared to the Cardinals’ three. The Grizzlies have a 2-1 league record and are 5-5 overall. Lakeside is undefeated after two league games. The Eagles hosted Newport Tuesday, Sept. 25 and managed a 7-1 win. It was 3-1 at half time after Hearnden scored for the Grizzlies. But Lakeside added four unanswered goals in the second half. “We came out very emotionally flat with no intensity and

got beat up from the first minute to the last,” coach Lewis said. “I feel like I did not have the kids ready to play and I am not sure how that happens for a game against our biggest league O N D EC K: foe.” VS. RIVERSIDE He added that THURSDAY, they’ve turned Oct. 4, 5 p.m. this loss into a motivational AT MOUNT force. “I really SPOKANE think the kids Saturday, Oct. will respond 6, Noon and play the way they are AT FREEMAN capable,” he TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 4 p.m. said, adding. “This was a game that I hope helps define the rest of our season.” Lakeside took 21 shots compared to Newport’s 12. In goal for Newport, Kathryn Merrill made 15 saves. In other NEA league play, Freeman beat Medical Lake 4-1 Tuesday. Medical Lake has one win over Riverside. Lakeside handily put down Riverside Thursday, winning 10-0. The Grizzlies have two more league matches coming up in the next week. They host Riverside Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at Don Ellersick Field. Tuesday, Oct. 9 they travel to Freeman for a 4 p.m. match. In between, they’ll play at Mount Spokane High School Saturday, Oct. 6. The match starts at noon.

Cusick Panthers knock off higher-ranked Wellpinit team Panther TDs, Wellpinit managed one touchdown on a 12-yard run. Cusick led 60-8 at the half. CUSICK – The Cusick football team The league did away with the beat the higher-ranked Wellpinit 40-point mercy rule this season and Friday night 92-16 and is now ranked instead lets the clock run when a second in the state of team has a huge lead. Washington for 1B O N D EC K: Cusick scored twice more teams. Wellpinit is now VS. REPUBLIC FRIDAY, in both the third and fourth eighth. Oct. 5, 7 p.m. quarters. Sample scored on The game started off a 4-yard run and on a 20normal enough, with Cusick scoring yard pass from Tyson Shanholtzer. on a two-yard rush by Ryan Sample Wellpinit scored in the fourth, and then on a 41-yard pass from between a 37-yard scoring rush and a Sample to Alec Bluff. 49-yard scoring rush by Cusick. The Panthers, however, exploded in Junior Warren Piengkham did not the second quarter, scoring 46 points play Friday night, but his team celon six touchdowns. In the midst of ebrated his release from the hospital BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER


In honored tradition, gathered at the center of the field, the Cusick Panthers chant their fight song, celebrating their 92-16 victory over the higher ranked Wellpinit Redskins and the hospital release of teammate Warren Piengkham. Piengkham suffered injuries in a car accident last week.

Spartans take loss to St. Maries BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River boys soccer team took another league loss when they traveled to St. Maries Thursday, Sept. 27. The Lumberjacks won 9-0. They started the scoring two minutes in and racked up a 7-0 lead by the half. They had 18 shots on goal to the Spartans’ three. It was Alex Irujo playing in goal for Priest River, replaced by Michael Taylor, who made four saves. St. Maries sits at second in the Intermountain League after Bonners Ferry. They beat

Priest River 7-0 earlier this The Spartans’ last home season. match is Thursday, Oct. 4 The boys hosted Sandpoint’s against Bonners Ferry. It will JV be senior Tuesday night with a night, O N D EC K: game startSept. 25, VS. BONNERS FERRY Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 ing at 7 p.m. taking a p.m. Districts 6-0 loss. start Satur“The AT DISTRICTS SATURDAY, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. day, Oct. 6 boys are at Lakeland. coming out and playing their No. 4 Priest River (0-5) again hardest every night and are will face No. 1 Bonners Ferry showing real improvement,” (5-0-1) in a 1 p.m. game. No. 2 coach Brody Everett said. “They St. Maries (3-1-1) will play No. are learning to play their game 3 Orofino (2-3). and it’s beginning to show The winners will play each through our passing and comother in the championship munication. As a coach, it’s game Oct. 11 with the winner very exciting to see.” going to state.


served four aces. Saturday, Sept. 29, the Panthers played twice. They defeated Curlew but needed five sets to do so. Cusick won 25-18, 25-9, 2325, 21-25, 15-10. Cusick won the first two sets, then Curlew rallied, taking the next two. The match came down

to the final set, which Cusick won 15-10. Adams had a good match, leading all players with 16 kills. She also served five aces, had 14 digs and two blocks. Samuels had a game high 15 assists. In their second match of the day, Cusick beat Republic 23-25, 25-13, 25-16, 25-15. The Panthers had a contest in the first set but easily won the

other three sets. Nenema had a good game, with 22 kills and five blocks. Driver came through with 19 blocks, Samuels had 11 digs and Andrews served six aces. Cusick will travel to Northport for a 5:30 p.m. match Thursday, Oct. 4. The Panthers team is undefeated, with a 4-0 record.

after the game. The Panthers, Piengkham however, was in a threevehicle accident exploded in last Wednesday the second that involved a semi-truck, a quarter, school bus and the scoring 46 Ford Ranger he points on six was driving. He was transported touchdowns. by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and released Friday. The Panthers host Republic Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in their homecoming game.

Spartans win three, lose one “We were definitely inconsistent Monday night, Oct. 1, the Sparat times, but I thought that we tans travelled to Nine Mile Falls always finished strong,” Bodecker for a match with Lakeside. They PRIEST RIVER – The Priest said. “Even when we are struglost in three 25-16, 25-14, 25-17. River Spartan girls volleyball gling we find a way to win.” Eldore had11 assists and four team defeated TimberMelissa Trost had a blocks to lead the Spartans’ efforts lake, Bonners Ferry O N D EC K: game high 19 kills for against Lakeside. and Lakeside, last week VS TIMBERLAKE the Spartans. Taryn Douglas has six digs for Priest but suffered their first THURSDAY, Oct. Eldore had 35 assists and River, Jill Weimer, Trost and loss at the hands of a 4, 4 p.m. served four aces. Karly Bykerk each had three kills for the Lakeside team Monday, Douglas had a game high Sparts. Oct. 1. AT KELLOGG 21 digs for Priest River. Priest River has a 5-0 InterThe Spartans had TUESDAY, Oct. 9, Beth Bykerk had a pair of mountain League record and is hard fought 3-2 win 6:30 p.m. blocks. 9-1 overall. They are in the second over Timberlake TuesThe Spartans returned half of the league season, with the day, Sept. 25, in a match played at home for a match with district tourna“Even when we are ment scheduled Timberlake. Bonners Ferry ThursIt was a tough match, Priest day, Sept. 27, winning struggling we find a for Oct. 16 in River coach Kati Bodecker said. in three – 25-16, 25-13 way to win.” Lakeland. “All of the games were close,” and 25-17. The Spartans she said. “Timberlake played great Compared to the Timwill host TimberKati Bodecker defense and made us earn every berlake match, Priest lake for a rematch point.” River had it easy with Priest River Volleyball Coach Thursday, Oct. The Spartans won the first game Bonners Ferry. 4. That match is 27-25, lost the next one 25-23, Troust led with nine scheduled for 4 won a 28-26 third game, lost the kills and three aces. Eldore had 25 p.m. They will travel to Kellogg fourth game 25-22 and took the assists, Douglas had six digs and for a match Tuesday, Oct. 9. That final set 15-5. Ayonna Lentz had a pair of blocks. match will start at 6:30 p.m. BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

Priest River beats St. Maries in football PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River football team beat St. Maries 27-24 Friday night. St. Maries is no longer in the Intermountain League.

Scoring summaries were not available and head coach Shane Douglas did not respond to The Miner’s request for comments and

statistics. This week, the Spartans play Kellogg at 7 p.m. Friday night, during homecoming.


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Study leads to new cougar management PULLMAN – Overharvest of cougars can increase negative encounters between the predator and humans, livestock and game, according to a 13­year Washington State University research project. Based on this, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is implementing a new cougar management plan. Starting in January, Washington will employ equilibrium management. Hunters will remove no more than the surplus of animals that would be generated through natural reproduction. This means that each of the state’s game management units will have a quota allowing for harvest of no more than 14 percent of that area’s cougars. Once the limit is filled, cougar hunting will be suspended for the year in that unit. Hunters will be allowed to take their tags to other units that haven’t reached the limit. For years, cougar management operated on the presumption that every cougar shot meant one cou-

gar less to prey on livestock, game and pets. But the 13­year study headed by Rob Wielgus, director of WSU’s Large Carnivore Conservation Lab, has overturned that presumption. After years of data collection, researchers made a surprising observation. Whether hunters killed 10 percent or 35 percent of cougars, the population remained the same. The old paradigm of wildlife management would explain this by saying the remaining population increased reproduction to make up for hunting. But this was not the case. In fact, reproductive success actually decreased. Data showed that adult males, “toms,” are intolerant of adolescent males and will kill them to maintain their territory and breeding rights. Juvenile males can only survive by avoiding adult males. When hunting removes most adult males, the adolescent males survive and cause all sorts of trouble. While adult cougars tend to

avoid humans and livestock, juveniles are less cautious: “They’re teenagers,” Wielgus said. “They’re sexually mature, but mentally they’re not all there.” This is compounded by the fact that adolescent males have larger territories than mature toms, but don’t maintain exclusive territories as do adult males. Livestock and elk herds might have one mature tom in the area, but removing that tom could bring in three or four adolescents, multiplying troubles. Without adult male protection of females and their litters, infanticide becomes a problem, as the young toms kill kits to bring the mother into heat and improve their breeding chances. The females try to protect their litters by moving higher in elevation, away from dangerous adolescent males, but also away from plentiful whitetail deer and into terrain occupied by less abundant prey such as mule deer, bighorn sheep and woodland caribou. Thus marginal game populations suffer.


got the chance to compete with some Caribou Trail League schools they don’t otherwise see until regionals. Chelan, Omak and Tonasket were there, but it was Idaho 5A school Coeur d’Alene that took many of the top spots. McMeen was the top finisher for the Newport boys. He placed 12 out of 77 runners in the varsity boys 5K, running an 18:08. Nichols had a race to the finish with a Coeur d’Alene Charter runner Lance Fredericks and was just edged out of 32nd place. Colville runner Kevin Carpen-



CROSS COUNTRY TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 Northeast A League at Freeman Boys teams: Medical Lake 15; Freeman 48. Freeman 25; Newport 36. Medical Lake 18; Newport 43. Boys individual 3-mile: 1, Micah Dingfield (ML) 16:15. 2, Zeb Klemke (ML) 16:18. 3, Dominic Rehm (ML) 16:54. 4, Scott McMeen (New) 17:10. 5, Tim Chernishoff (ML) 17:22. 6, Chris Nichols (New) 18:21. 7, Ryan Spangler (ML) 18:29. 8, Matthew Peterson (ML) 18:31. 9, Jordan Warnecke (Fre) 18:37. 10, Mason Mackleit (Fre) 18:52. 11, Mark Newberry (ML) 18:56. 12, Liam Doloughan (Fre) 19:14. 13, Andy Mitchell (Fre) 19:20. 14, Adam D’Auria (Fre) 20:14. 15, Matthew Gilbertson (Fre) 20:42. 16, Austin Stark (Fre) 21:23. 17, Keegan Heaney (New) 22:35. 18, Zane Davis (New) 23:21. 19, Dj Moreland (New) 25:10. 20, Cody Fisher (New) 28:03. 21, Chris Stroup (New) 28:26. Girls teams: Freeman 26; Medical Lake 29. Medical Lake 15; Newport 48. Freeman 15; Newport 46. Girls Individual 3 mile: 1, Tati Foster (Fre) 19:52. 2, Kelby Wegner (ML) 20:03. 3, Bethany Williams (Fre) 21:27. 4, Kaylin Sattler (ML) 21:39. 5, Sakaiya McCoy (ML) 21:49. 6, Elizabeth Kosanke (Fre) 21:49. 7, Angelique Pineda (ML) 22:14. 8, Brooke Williams (Fre) 22:20. 9, Cheyanna Bruneau (Fre) 22:21. 10, Maleeka Wegner (ML) 22:22. 11, Jackie Morrell (New) 22:42. 12, Mariah Kroeze (ML) 23:18. 13, Majestic Tschabold (ML) 23:42. 14, Arielle Walden (New) 24:26. 15, Alyssa Doloughan (Fre) 24:32. 16, Brooke Swartout (Fre) 25:58. 17, Jessica Emory (New) 27:24. 18, Erin Rednour (New) 33:18. 19, Paii Sricharoenrat (New) 34:41.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Can-Am Invite at Kettle Falls Boys 5K: 1, Kevin Carpenter (Colville) 16:55. 2, Michael Dunton (Coeur d’Alene) 17:06. 3, Kenny Colbert (CDA) Newport finishers: 12, Scott McMeen 18:08. 33, Chris Nichols 19:18. Girls 5K: 1, Sierra Speiker (Oroville) 19:23. 2, Josie Brown (CDA) 19:28. 3, Punky Duran (CDA) 20:03. Newport finishers: 34, Jackie Morrell 23:54. 76, Caroline Sperling 28:10. 85, Mishal Magbool 29:59. 97, Paii Sricharoenrat 33:20.

FOOTBALL THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Lake City JV (0-1, 0-0) 7 0 6 7 -20 Newport (1-3, 0-2) 6 21 0 0 -27 Scoring New-Barranco 40 run (kick failed) LC-Allen 30 pass from McGee (kick good) New-Barranco 26 pass from Rapp (Solis kick) New-Worley 13 pass from Rapp (Barranco run) New-Barranco 46 pass from Rapp (kick failed) LC-Newby 11 pass from McGee (kick failed) LC-Schultz 77 run (kick good)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 Wellpinit (4-1, 2-1) 0 8 0 8 -16 Cusick (5-0, 2-0) 14 46 16 16 -92 Scoring Cus-Sample 2 run (D.Bluff run) Cus-A.Bluff 41 pass from Sample (run failed) Cus-D.Bluff 35 pass from Sample (Sample run) Cus-Sample 55 kickoff return (D.Bluff run) Wel-Kieffer 12 run (Kieffer run) Cus-A.Bluff 49 pass from Sample (pass failed) Cus-Browneagle 17 pass from Sample (Shanholtzer pass from Sample) Cus-G.Peterson 24 pass from Sample (Sheridan pass from Sample) Cus-G.Peterson 12 pass from Sample (Sample run) Cus-Sample 4 run (Sample run) Cus-Sample 20 pass from Shanholtzer (Browneagle pass from Shanholtzer) Cus-E.Peterson 37 run (Peterson run) Wel-Wynnecoop 70 run (Kieffer run) Cus-Peterson 49 run (Sheridan pass from Shanholtzer)

St. Maries (2-3, 0-0) 24 Priest River (3-1, 0-0)


Selkirk (3-2, 1-1) 20 26 8 6 -60 Northport (2-3, 0-2) 0 6 8 14 -28 Scoring

ter won the boys’ race in 16:55. The rest of the Newport boys ran the 5K JV race: Jordan McGhee, Zane Davis, DJ Moreland, Cody Fisher, Chris Stroup, Fynn Peck and Sean More. For the Lady Grizzlies, Morrell knocked a minute off of her 5K time, taking 34th out of 101 girls in 23:54. Caroline Sperling took off a minute and a half since her first meet a week ago. She was 76th in 28:10. The girls’ race winner was Oroville’s Sierra Speiker in 19:23. Also running for Newport, Mishal Magbool was 85th in 29:59, and Paii Sricharoenrat was 97th in 33:20.

Newport ran another Northeast A League meet at Chewelah Tuesday, Oct. 2 after The Miner’s deadline. They host their only meet this season when league team Riverside visits Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Races start and finish behind the high school, with runners taking loops around the cemetery. The Priest River cross county team had the week off after some previously scheduled meets were canceled. Both Priest River and Newport will run at the Sandpoint Invite, held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Riley Creek Park in Laclede. Races start at 10 a.m.


Sel-Taylor 45 pass from Cain (Grant run) Sel-Weiss 78 fumble recovery (run failed) Sel-Taylor 65 pass interception (run failed) Sel-Taylor 25 pass from Cain (run failed) Sel-Grant 28 run (run failed) Nor-Johnson 3 run (run failed) Sel-Grant 80 kickoff return (Haskins run) Sel-Maupin 38 pass from Cain (pass failed) Sel-Grant 1 run (Maupin pass from Cain) Nor-Johnson 8 run (Masters pass from Johnson) Nor-Masters 70 pass from Johnson (Short run) Sel-Haskins 34 run (run failed) Nor-Johnson 10 pass from Masters (run failed)

BOYS SOCCER THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Intermountain League at St. Maries St. Maries 9, Priest River 0 Scoring: First half - 1, SM, Cook (Dickman) 2:00. 2, SM, Suchoski (McNulty) 7:00. 3, SM, Dickman, 12:00. 4, SM, Suchoski (Cordell) 17:00. 5, SM, Cordell (Cook) 21:00. 6, SM, Cordell, 28:00. 7, SM, Jarvi (Dickman) 38:00. Second half - 8, SM, Suchoski, 45:00. 9, SM, Cordell (Dickman) 47:00. Shots: Priest River 3, St. Maries 18. Saves: Priest River, Irujo 0, Taylor 4. St. Maries, McGreggor 1.

GIRLS SOCCER TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 Northeast A League at Lakeside Lakeside 7, Newport 1 Scoring: First half - 1, Lakeside, Best (Peters) 3:00. 2, Lakeside, A. Cook-Cox (Estes) 9:00. 3, Lakeside, Best, 13:00. 4, Newport, Hearnden, 34:00. Second half - 5, Lakeside, Best, 50:00. 6, Lakeside, Jones, 55:00. 7, Lakeside, Best (Estes) 60:00. 8, Lakeside, Semtner (Peters). 70:00. Shots: Newport, 12. Lakeside, 21. Saves: Newport, Merrill, 15. Lakeside, Brittos, 5.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Northeast A League at Newport Newport 9, Medical Lake 0 Scoring: First half - 1, New, Rohrer (Hearnden) 21:00. 2, New, Hearnden (Behrens) 26:00. 3, New, Lewis 36:00. Second half - 4, New, Behrens 48:00. 5, New, Hearnden (Behrens) 55:00. 6, New, Behrens 60:00. 7, New, Malsbury 65:00. 8, New, Huang (Lewis) 68:00. 9, New, Weise 72:00. Shots - Medical Lake 3, Newport 18. Saves - Medical Lake, Klettke 9. Newport, Merrill 0.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 At Newport Newport 12, Priest River 0 Scoring: First half  -- 1, New, Behrens (Frederick) 14:00. 2, New, Roberts (Lewis) 17:00. 3, New, Hearnden 20:00. 4, New, Huang (Cauchy) 25:00. 5, New, Huang 28:00. 6, New, Cauchy 30:00. 7, New, Cauchy (Lewis) 34:00. 8, New, Malsbury 38:00. Second half -- 9, New, Behrens (Rohrer) 45:00. 10, New, Hearnden 60:00. 11, New, Rohrer 76:00. 12, New, own goal 78:00.

VOLLEYBALL TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 At Newport Newport d. Kettle Falls 3-1 Newport 27 25 18 25 20 Kettle Falls 29 21 25 13 18 Scoring Newport Kills-Newcomb (New) 13, Mcinelly (KF) 5. Assists-Vaughn (New) 29, Goodnight (KF) 13. Aces-Kersting (New) 7, Mendez (KF) 3. Digs-Kersting (New) 11, Mendez (KF) 13. Blocks-Kersting (New) 2. Goodnight, Pounds (KF) 4.

At St. Georges Cusick d. St. George’s 3-0 Cusick 25 25 26 St. George’s 12 8 24 Scoring Cusick Kills-Adams (Cus) 15, Pierce (STG) 4.


Assists-Samuels (Cus) 14, Akers (STG) 7. Aces-Driver, Adams (Cus) 4. Akers, Rankin (STG) 3. Digs-Adams (Cus) 7, Pierce (STG) 1. Blocks-Nenema (Cus) 3, Pierce (STG) 1.

At Timberlake Priest River d. Timberlake 3-2 Priest River 27 23 28 22 15 Timberlake 25 25 26 25 5


Scoring Priest River Kills-Trost (Priest River) 19; Posch (Timberlake)

Assists-Eldore (PR) 35; Malloy (T) 20 Aces-Eldore (PR) 4; Malloy (T) 7 Digs-Douglas (PR) 21; Malloy (TO) 6 Blocks-Bykerk (PR) 2; Hoffman, Gibson, Norlander (T) 2

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 At Priest River Priest River d. Bonners Ferry 3-0 Bonners Ferry 16 13 17 Priest River 25 25 25 Scoring Bonners Ferry Kills-MacDonald (BF) 4, Troust (PR) 9. Assists-Kelly (B F) 8, Eldore (P R) 25. A c e s - K e l l y ( B F ) 2 , Tr o u s t ( P R ) 3 . Digs-Woods (B F) 9, Douglas (P R) 6. Blocks-Woods (BF) 2, Lentz (PR) 2.

Newport d. Medical Lake 3-1 Medical Lake 27 8 13 13 Newport 25 25 25 25 Scoring Medical Lake Kills-Nichloson (ML) 8. Newcomb (New) 8. Assists-Brosoot (ML) 15. Vaughn (New) 19. Aces-Brosoot (ML) 2. McKroskey, Newcomb (New) 5. Digs-Troutt, Hagel (ML) 11. Ralston (New) 10. Blocks-Nichloson (ML) 3. Cunningham (New) 2.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 At Cusick Cusick d. Curlew 3-2 Curlew 18 9 25 25 10 Cusick 25 25 23 21 15 Scoring Curlew Kills-O. Volluz (Cur) 5, Adams Assists-Gibson (Cur) 14, Samuels Aces-Gibson (Cur) 5, Adams Digs-McCulloug (Cur) 9, Adams Blocks-A. Volluz (Cur) 8, Adams (Cus) 2.

(Cus) 16. (Cus) 15. (Cus) 5. (Cus) 14.

Cusick d. Republic 3-1 Republic 25 13 16 15 Cusick 23 25 25 25 Scoring Republic Kills-Nenema A s s i s t s - D r i v e r A c e s - A n d r e w s D i g s - S a m u e l s Blocks-Nenema (Cus) 5.

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At Selkirk Curlew d. Selkirk 3-0 Curlew 25 25 25 Selkirk 10 24 22 Republic d. Selkirk 3-0 Republic 25 25 25 Selkirk 11 9 18 Monday, Oct. 1 Lakeside d. Priest River 3-0 Priest River 16 14 17 Lakeside 25 25 25 Scoring

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Rowers from the Gonzaga University women’s team load their skulls at the Mud Hole after the Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta Saturday, Sept. 29.

WSU women lead head race at Priest River PRIEST RIVER – Rowers had a sunny fall morning with 80-degree weather and calm waters for the second annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta. Crew teams from area colleges, high schools and some regional clubs came to Priest River Saturday, Sept. 29 for the head race on the Pend Oreille River. They raced against the clock on a 5-kilometer course between the Thama Shores and the Priest River Yacht Club. It was the opening event of the season for the college teams from Washington State University and Gonzaga University. The WSU women had a strong showing. The Cougars raced four varsity four boats and two varsity eight boats, notching the top times in each category. “We are starting the season off in the right direction,” WSU head women’s coach Jane LaRiviere said. “It was a really fun regatta with amazing community support. It was a very festive atmosphere.” In the varsity four flight, which featured rowers from the Cougars’ first and second varsity eight boats split into boats of four, WSU captured the top four spots amongst collegiate women. The A boat had the top time at 20:10, followed by the D boat at 20:18, the C boat at 20:28 and the B boat at 20:32. Gonzaga raced an A and B boat, finishing fifth and sixth with times of 22:00 and 22:06, respectively. WSU’s times improved by at least 58 seconds from last year’s


regatta and each of the Cougars’ boats were within 30 seconds of each other, compared to last season when the boats were as much as a minute apart at the finish. In the earlier race, the WSU varsity eight A boat took first with a time of 19:02, seven seconds ahead of Gonzaga’s A boat in second at 19:09. The varsity eight B boat finished in a time of 19:37, followed by Gonzaga’s B crew at 20:50. Washington State returns to the water for fall competition, Oct. 20 for the Head of the Spokane hosted by Gonzaga in Spokane. “Overall it was a good day of racing and we feel like we learned what we needed,” said Glenn Putyrae, head women’s rowing coach at GU. “All our rowers had the opportunity to get down the race course twice and at this point in the season each run of the course is an opportunity to learn.” The event was an exhibition for the men’s program. They rowed two Varsity 8+ boats, along with two Mixed 8+ boats, which also included members of the women’s team. The Bulldog men’s Varsity 8+ A had the fastest time of the two men’s boats, finishing the course in 17:09. The Varsity 8+ B had a time of 17:30. “This was a great race to open with. It gave us a chance to get into race mode early in the season,” said men’s coach Dan Gehn. Both GU coaches were thankful to Priest River for the opportu-


2, Newport 2-1, 5-5 3, Freeman 1-1, 4-2 4, Medical Lake 1-2, 2-5 5, Riverside 0-2

STANDINGS FOOTBALL Intermountain League Timberlake 1-0 Priest River 0-0 Bonners Ferry 0-0 Kellogg 0-1

2-3 3-1 0-5 0-6

Intermountain League 1, Bonners Ferry 6-0-1 league, 6-5-1 overall 2, Timberlake 6-2-1, 7-4 3, Kellogg 3-2-1 4, Coeur d’Alene Charter 3-4-1 5, Orofino 1-4 6, Priest River 1-8, 1-12

Northeast A League Medical Lake Chewelah Freeman Lakeside (WA) Riverside Newport Kettle Falls

5-0 4-1 4-1 2-3 1-4 1-3 0-5

Northeast 1B North Cusick 2-0 Republic 2-1 Wellpinit 2-1 Columbia-Inchelium 2-1 Selkirk 1-1 Northport 0-2 Curlew 0-3

5-0 3-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 0-5

BOYS SOCCER Intermountain League 1, Bonners Ferry 5-0-1 league, 6-5-2 overall 2, Saint Maries 3-1-1, 8-6-1 3, Orofino 2-3 4, Priest River 0-5, 0-8

GIRLS SOCCER Northeast A League 1, Lakeside 2-0 league, 0-4 overall

The results follow: Women’s varsity 8+: 1, Washington State University A 19 minutes, 2 seconds. 2, Gonzaga University A 19:09. 3, WSU B 19:37. 4, GU B 20:50. Women’s varsity 4+: 1, WSU A 20:10. 2, WSU D 20:18. 3, WSU C 20:28. 4, WSU B 20:32. 5, GU A 22:00. 6, GU B 22:06. Men’s Varsity 8+: 1, GU A 17:09. 2, GU B 17:30. Mixed Varsity 8+: 1, GU A 19:06. 2, GU B 19:26. Masters Mixed 8+: 1, Spokane River Rowing Association 21:59. Masters Women: 1, SR/CD 8+ 24:23. 2, SRRA 4X 30:18. 3, SRRA 2XA 27:57. 4, SRRA 2XB 24:08. 5, Coeur d’Alene Rowing Club 2XC 26:26. 6, Nelson Rowing Club 1XC. 7, NRC 1XC 26:27. Masters Men: 1, SRRA 4X 22:06. 2, CDA 2XC 20:56. 3, JRuss 2X E 23:43. 4, CDA 2XF 24:24. 5, NRC 1XC 22:27. 6, NRC 1XE 25:49. Junior Varsity Boys: 1, Coeur d’Alene High School 4X+ 20:18. 2, CDAHS 4+ 26:08. 3, CDAHS G8+ 25:11.


Priest River Kills-Weimer, Bykerk, Troust (PR) 3; Watkins (Lak) 12. Assists-Eldore (P R) 11, Johnson (Lak) 25. A c e s - W i d m a n ( L a k ) 4 . Digs-Douglas (P R) 6, Schmautz (Lak) 14. Blocks-Eldore (PR) 4; Perkins, Widman (Lak) 2.

3-0 2-0 2-0 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-3

nity. “It was a great few days and we are grateful to the Priest River Yacht Club for organizing the event,” Putyrae said. “We can’t wait until next year.” Gehn was just as complementary of the event and the organization that ran it. “It is just a wonderful place to row with a great community behind it,” Gehn said. “Big thanks to the Priest River community.”

709. High team scratch game: McCroskey Atty @ Law 989. High handicap game: McCroskey Atty @ Law 1,134. High team scratch series: McCroskey Atty @ Law 2,679. High handicap series: McCroskey Atty @ Law 3,114.

BOWLING SEPT. 26 Lucky Ladies Team Turtles Golden Girls Country Lane Morning Glories Bling and Sparkles State Line Tavern

Won 12 12 9 8.5 3.5 3

Lost 4 4 7 7.5 12.5 13

High game scratch: Shirley Ownbey 190. High game handicap: Shirley Ownbey 230. High series scratch: Shirley Ownbey 542. High series handicap: Shirley Ownbey 662. High team game scratch: Golden Girls 617. High team game handicap: Golden Girls 815. High team series scratch: Golden Girls 1,746. High team series handicap: Golden Girls 2,340. Converted splits: Sharon Smith 3-10, 2-7. Pat Shields 2-7, 2-7. Sharon Shining 2-7. Kim Gibbs 5-8-10.

Wednesday Night Loopers Team Won Lost Action Auto H & D Diesel McCroskey Defense Pend Oreille Marine OK Lanes Pooch Parlor McCroskey Atty @ Law Club Rio


82 70 67.5 64.5 62 58 53 38

43 55 57.5 60.5 63 67 72 37

High scratch game: Terry Hastings 245. High handicap game: Terry Hastings 266. High scratch series: Duane Jones 685. High handicap series: Duane Jones

SEPT. 27 Thursday Nighters OK Lanes OH $#!+ Club Rio Pooch Parlor Wilkinson Rental Plain Nasty’s Country Lane Wanna Bees 4 Amigos

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High scratch game: Team - Plain Nasty’s 698, Men - Ray Almond 213, Women - Liz Pope 184. High handicap game: Team - OK Lanes 866, Men - John Bushby 237, Women - Esther Wilkinson. High scratch series: Team - OK Lanes 1,923, Men - John Bushby 565, Women - Esther Wilkinson 484. High Handicap Series: Team - OK Lanes 2,499, Men - John Bushby 676, Women - Esther Wilkinson 712.

SEPT. 28 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Lost Party of Four Gutter Gang The Lakers Cusick Tavern EZ-Rider O.K. Lanes Newport Equipment Timber Room Weber Enterprises San Souci Sandbaggers Screamin 4 Ice Cream Vacant Team

12 10 9 9 8 8 8 7.5 7 6 3.5 0

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High scratch game team: Timber Room 739. High handicap game team: Newport Equipment: 893. High Scratch Series Team: Timber Room 2,039. High handicap series team: Newport Equipment 2,602. High scratch game: Jack Matuska 246, Sara Goss 199. High handicap game: Jim Lattery 278, Teri King 246. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 631, Laura O’Brien 525. High handicap series: Mike Radan 689, Jessi Pound 683. Converted splits: Joe Gregonis 5-10, Sharon Reed 4-10, Pat Shields 5-10.



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SINGLE SENIOR CITIZEN Non smoking. Non drinking. Looking for studio or 1 bedroom apartment, Newport or Priest River. (509) 671-5556. (33-3p) SINGLE MOM with 1 child, 2 dogs. Non smoking/ drinking. Wants small 2 bedroom home in south Pend Oreille County. Good references available. (509) 413-3830. (35-3p)



3 BEDROOM TRAILER No pets. Lazy Acres Trailer Park. Newport. (208) 4374502. (7-tf) DIAMOND LAKE AREA Custom home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, attached garage. No pets. $725/ month (208) 610-6870.(34-3p) 1 BEDROOM apartment, South Washington Street, Newport. $350/ month. Water, sewer included. (208) 755-1568/ (208) 660-9271. (33TF) DIAMOND LAKE WATERFRONT HOME FOR RENT 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, beautifully remodeled, available October 1. $900 per month plus $500 deposit. Includes: Garbage, cable, internet, water and sewer, washer/dryer use, beach and dock. Call (509) 475-7524. (33-3p) 2 NEWPORT RENTALS Manufactured homes, water, sewer, garbage paid. 2 bedroom for $569/month and a 3 bedroom for $625 month. Will accept HUD. (509) 218-8206. (33-3p) 3 BEDROOM 2 bath mobile 1/2 mile from Diamond Lake. Pets okay with deposit. $700/ month includes electricity and water. Available October 1st. (509) 671-7178. (33-4p)

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




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DIAMOND LAKE CABIN Rent year round. 5302 Northshore Road. Wood stove heat. $700/ month, 1st and last plus $200 cleaning deposit. (509) 671-3808. (34-3p) MOONLIGHT RV PARK 2 bedroom 1 bath 14x70 trailer near Sacheen Lake. Accepting applications. No smoking and no pets. $425/ month plus $300 deposit. Also, RV spots available $175/ month. Call (509) 447-0631 (34-3) PONDERAY SHORES Doublewide, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, secondary river lot 11 miles north of Newport. No smoking or pets. $600/month, $600/ deposit. Sewer and water included. (509) 447-4629. (34-3p) AVAILABLE NOW 3 bedroom 2 bath home near Diamond Lake. $650/ month. (208) 597-1398. (34-4p) METALINE FALLS 3 bedroom 1 bath, all electric. 310 Lehigh. $600/ month no deposit. (509) 949-2171. (34-4p) 4-5 BEDROOM HOME 836 West 3rd, Newport. 2 bathrooms. $1150/month. Electric heat, no garage. (208) 255-8455. (34-4) 2 BEDROOM furnished lakefront home in Blanchard. Available now through May. $600/ month. No smoking. (208) 255-8455.(34-4p) IN NEWPORT 3 bedroom 1 bath, full basement hardwood floor, close to schools, carport. $700 plus deposit. (509) 671-0458. (35-3p)

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HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER OWNER CONTRACT Ione 3 bedroom, almost acre lot. $105,000 if I fix. $90,000 if you fix. (509) 468-7773. (34-3p)



ESTATE SALE: October 6, 7 and October 13, 14. Items from shop, garage, Christmas decorations, paddle boat, nearly new pilates machine, etcetera. 321 Diamond Drive, Diamond Lake. (35-2p)



FOR SALE...12 foot aluminum Sears fishing boat. Will include accessories and gear, $1000. Call (509) 447-2636. (33-3p)



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1971 8 FOOT BELL Camper, never leaked. Great furnace, stove, and oven. All lights, ice box, jacks, and pocket tie down. $600.00 or best offer. (509) 671-3594. (33-3p)


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2012271 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 12-2-00100-2 Summons by Publication In re: Lyman Smith, Jr., and Sally Smith, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, Vs. Josephine Dietzel, as her separate property; Bernice M. Clemens, as her separate property; Wallace G. Bettencourt, as his separate property; Patricia R. Moriniti, as her separate property; and James Benttencourt, as his separate property, if all of said defendants are still living, and if deceased, the unknown heirs at law of all said named defendants; William H. Egolf and Barbara Egolf, husband and wife; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate, lien described in the complaint herein. Defendants. The State of Washington to the said Josephine Dietzel, as her separate property; Bernice M. Clemens, as her separate property; Wallace G. Bettencourt, as his separate property; Patricia R. Morinti, as her separate property; and James Bettencourt, as his separate property, if all of said defendants are still living, and if deceased, the unknown heirs at law of all said named defendants; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the complaint herein, defendants: You, and each of you, are hereby summoned to appear with sixty (60) days after the date of first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 29th day of August, 2012, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court and answer the complaint of the plaintiff and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff, at their office below stated; and, in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demands of the complaint in this action which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action is to quiet title in plaintiff to real estate in Pend Oreille County, Washington, described as: The East ½ of the SE ¼, of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼; and the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼; and S ½ of the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼; and the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼; and the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼, Section 12, Township 33, North, Range 45 E.W.M. Pend Oreille County, Washington. against the claim of the defendants and any one of them. Dated: August 24, 2012 Lambarth Law Office /s/ Douglas D. Lambarth Douglas D. Lambarth, #1200 Attorney for Plaintiff File original of your response with the clerk of the court at: Pend Oreille County Superior Court PO Box 5020

OCTOBER 3, 2012 |


Your Right to Know

Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. 229 S. Garden Ave. Newport, WA 99156 Serve a copy of your response on: Plaintiff’s Lawyer Douglas D. Lambarth Lambarth Law Office PO Box 366 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2012. (30-6)


2012281 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE In the matter of the Estate of: STEVEN B. HARRIS, SR. Deceased. NO. 12-4-00029-1 Probate Notice to Creditors RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided by RCW 11.40.070 by serving or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided in 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 in this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of filing of Notice to Creditors with Clerk of Court: September 4, 2012. Date of first publication: September 19, 2012. /s/ Richard W. Perednia Richard W. Perednia, WSBA #5773 Personal Representative 28 West Indiana Avenue, Suite E Spokane, WA 992054751 (509) 624-1369 Presented by: Cooney Law Offices, P.S. /s/ Jeffrey R. Ropp Jeffrey R. Ropp, WSBA #16972 Attorney for Estate and Personal Representative Published in The Newport Miner September 19, 26, and October 3, 2012 (33-3)

-------------------------2012290 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Case No.: 12-4-00031-3 Probate Notice to Creditors In Re. The Estate of Delano R. Bauer, Deceased. Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) The personal representative named below has

been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitation, serve their claims on the personal representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 and 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to the claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. Date of filing copy of 9/17/12 Date of first publication 9/26/12. /s/ Ludmilla Schmidt Bauer Ludmilla Schmidt Bauer c/o Douglass D. Lambarth P.O. Box 366 Newport, WA 99156 509-447-3036 Published in The Newport Miner September 26, October 3, 10, and 17, 2012. (34-4)

________________ 2012294 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No: 12-4-00028-3 Probate Notice to Creditors In the Matter of Estate of: Rebecca Michelle Aponte, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against decedent must, before the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of filing copy of notice to creditors: 9/20/2012 Date of first publication: 9/26/2012 /s/ Mary Louise Aponte Mary Louise Aponte, Personal Representative Law Offices of Mark E. Wilson /s/ Mark E. Wilson Mark E. Wilson, WSBA #6425 Attorney for Personal Representative 14215 East Bridges Road




Elk, Washington 99009 Tel.: (509) 292-2741 Published in The Newport Miner September 26, October 3 and 10, 2012. (34-3)

________________ 2012295 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 12-4-00032-1 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) In the Matter of the Estate of: John Grant Malcolm Deceased. The personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of the estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the Creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of first publication: September 26, 2012 /s/ Joyce Aso Personal Representative c/o McGrane & Schuerman /s/ Charles P. Schuerman Charles P. Schuerman, WSBA #14636 ATTORNEY AT LAW 298 South Main #304 Colville, Washington 99114 509-684-8484 Published in The Newport Miner September 26, October 3, and 10, 2012. (34-3)

_________________ 2012296 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE: That Phumee Elleseg of Cusick, WA on September 11, 2009 under Application No. S3-30602 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Cusick Creek, tributary to the Pend Oreille River, in the amount of 0.5 of a cubic foot per second, continuously, each year, for a pond; and 0.04 of a cubic foot per second for seasonal irrigation on one-half of an acre. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the NW1/4SW1/4 of Section 13, Township 34 N., Range 43 E. W. M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty- ($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at

the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 3, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner September 26 and October 3, 2012 (34-2)

_________________ 2012297 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE: That David Logue of Spokane, WA on Sept. 12, 2012 under Application No. S3-30675 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from an unnamed spring, tributary to Deer Creek, in the amount of 0.051 of a cubic foot per second, each year, for continuous domestic & stockwater supply and the seasonal irrigation of 2 acres. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the S1/2S1/2NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 31 N., Range 43 E. W. M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty- ($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 3, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner September 26 and October 3, 2012 (34-2)

_________________ 2012299 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Newport City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., October 15, 2012 in Council Chambers located at 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, Washington for the purpose of discussing revenue resources for the year 2013. Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

________________ 2012301 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2012 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election in Pend Oreille County will be held on November 6, 2012 with the following registration deadlines for all precincts within Pend Oreille County, Washington: The last day for mail-in and online voter registrations and transfer of an existing registration to a new address will be Monday, October 8, 2012. Registrations by mail must be postmarked by October 6, 2012 due to the Columbus Day Holiday. The last day for inperson registration (for an individual who is otherwise eligible to be a registered voter, is not currently registered in Washington State and has resided in Pend Oreille County for at least 30 days before the election) is October 29, 2012 at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office, 625 W 4th CONTINUED ON 12B


| OCTOBER 3, 2012

Fresh food available at distribution

NEWPORT – The local chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is once again offering fresh food for those in need, in conjunction with Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest, Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is held at the American Lutheran Church, 332801 Highway 2, west of Newport. Fresh produce and perishable food will be available at no cost. Only one household pickup per recipient is allowed, so bring your neighbor. Boxes are in limited supply so bring a box or two for your food, if possible. Questions can be directed to Nichole Smoot at 509-671-1432. This is the final food distribution of the year.

Sewell to engineer Spruce Street project NEWPORT – Sewell and Associates Engineering was awarded the contract for designing the Spruce Street reconstruction project, which involves water and sewer upgrades as well as widening the street, adding a sidewalk and

Thursday, Oct. 11th 5:30 pm All ages welcome Snacks provided from the Friends of the Library

Dinner served at 6 pm 15 donation requested

Live Auction of Crafts and Services, with Guest Auctioneer Leonard Pielli

Kids Movie Club

AND (of course) the Silent Pie Auction…

Saturday, Oct. 13th THE LORAX • 10am-12 Noon Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 • 12:30pm-3pm Come watch on our NEW, BIG Flat Screen HD TV

hhhhhhhhhhhhhh Menu: A Night in Spain Paella (with or without Shrimp) Orange Salad, Mediterranean Salad, Home Baked Rolls, Banana Empanadas and Assorted Cookies

For all events, parents need to provide a signed permission slip.


RSVP: or call Sue at 447-9260

sewer pipes. The first phase started in 2007 with work on Calispel Avenue. In 2009, Calispel north of First Street and a few blocks of Spruce were redone. The final phase continues the work on Spruce from Cass to Highway 2.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“Pretty in Pink” Gift Basket (Valued at $250.00) Indulgence lg lgence gence

Hair Salon

Crafts • Treats • Bring a Friend

Let her know if you will be able to bring a pie or an auction item!

The project budget is almost $971,000, paid partially through a state block grant, federal HUD funding and some city funds. This is the third phase of a project to widen the street, put in sidewalks and replace water and

October Clients can enter to win our


hhhhhhhhhhhhhh Usk Community Center 9th and Black Usk, WA

repaving. Water operator David North will be the city of Newport’s on-site project manager. Design work will be complete by the end of the year with construction taking place over two months in the summer of 2013.

Movie Night



Cuts Color Perms Waxing Facials Up~do’s Redken Pureology Big Sexy Product lines

Corner of Fea & Hwy 2 • 509-447-5164 64

116 S. Washington • Newport • 509-447-2111

|| CONTINUED FROM 11B Street in Newport. All registered voters in Pend Oreille County will be mailed a ballot on October 17, 2012. If you do not received a ballot or need a replacement ballot please contact the Auditor’s Office at (509) 447- 6472 or come in to the Auditor’s office. Ballots must postmarked no later than Election Day or ballots may be dropped off in the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office Monday – Friday 8:00 am until 4:30pm or on Election Day 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. 24 Hour Ballot drop-boxes are located in the alley behind the County Courthouse at 625 W 4th Street, Newport and between Library and Community Center at 112 N Central, Ione and will remain opened until 8:00pm Election Day. The Accessible Voting Unit will be available for use at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office. For information regarding assistance with voter registration, voting, or accessibility issues, please contact the election office at (509) 447-6472 or email lkrizenesky@pendoreille. org or log onto http://www. elections.asp. A public meeting of the Pend Oreille County Canvassing Board will be held at 10:00 am November 27, 2012 to canvass and certify the General Election pursuant to RCW chapter 29A.60. This meeting will take place in the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 W. 4th Street, Newport. The following measures will appear on the ballots as well as candidates for the following offices: STATE MEASURES Measure No. 1185 Measure No. 1240 Measure No. 74 Measure No. 502 Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 8221 Senate Joint Resolution No. 8223 Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6635 Substitute Bill No. 6635 FEDERAL (STATEWIDE) U.S. President/Vice President (4 Year Term) U.S. Senator Partisan office (6 Year Term) U.S. Representative District 5 Partisan office (2 Year Term) (*Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman*)

WASHINGTON STATE (STATEWIDE) Governor Partisan office (4 Year Term) Lt. Governor Partisan office (4 Year Term) Secretary of State Partisan office (4 Year Term) State Treasurer Partisan office (4 Year Term) State Auditor Partisan office (4 Year Term) Attorney General Partisan office (4 Year Term) Commissioner of Public Lands Partisan office (4 Year Term) Superintendent of Public Instruction Nonpartisan office (4 Year Term) Insurance Commissioner Partisan office (4 Year Term) LEGISLATIVE State Legislative Representative District 7 Pos. 1 Partisan office (2 Year Term) (*Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens*) State Legislative Representative District 7 Pos. 2 Partisan office (2 Year Term) (*Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens*) PEND OREILLE COUNTY County Commissioner Position 1 Partisan office (4 Year Term) County Commissioner Position 3 Partisan office (4 Year Term) PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT Commissioner District 1 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Term) JUDICIAL State Supreme Court Justice Position 2 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Term) State Supreme Court Justice Position 8 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Short and Full Term) State Supreme Court Justice Position 9 Nonpartisan office (6 Year Term) Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1 Position 1 Nonpartisan Office (6 Year Term) (Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens) Superior Court Judge Position 1 Nonpartisan office (4 Year Short and Full Term) (Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens) Superior Court Judge Position 2 Nonpartisan office (4 Year Term) (Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens) LOCAL Fire Protection District 5 Special Election, Proposition #1 Sacheen Lake Sewer & Water District

Special Election, Proposition #1 /s/ Marianne Nichols Marianne Nichols, Pend Oreille County Auditor and Supervisor of Elections, Pend Oreille County, Washington Published in The Newport Miner October 3, 2012. (35)

_________________ 2012302 LEGAL NOTICE LEADERS MEETING The Boards of Commissioners of the Port of Pend Oreille, Public Utility District No. 1 and Pend Oreille County will meet at on Monday, October 15th at the County Courthouse beginning at noon. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager /s/ Karen Willner Clerk of the Board /s/ Liz Braun Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

________________ 2012303 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Mark Simonson of Mesa, AZ on March 17, 2008 under Application No. S3-30553 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from an unnamed spring in the amount of 0.055 cubic foot per second, each year, continuously, for fish propagation and recreational use. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the NE1/4SW1/4 of Section 34, Township 33 N., Range 44 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 10, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program - ERO

PU B LI C PO Box 5218 Lacey, WA 98509-5128

Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

_________________ 2012304 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SPOKANE COUNTY No. 12-4-01142-9 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In the Matter of the Estate of BRUCE ROBERT THOMPSON, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Pend Oreille County – October 3, 2012/Spokane County – October 4, 2012 Personal Representative: Stephanie M. Winters Attorney for the Personal Representative: Dena P. Allen Address for Mailing or Service: 505 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 630 Spokane, WA 99201 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Spokane County Superior Court No. 12-4-



01142-9 Published in The Newport Miner October 3, 10, and 17, 2012. (35-3)

_________________ 2012305 NOTICE OF MEETING On 25 October 2012 the Pend Oreille County Library District will continue it’s Annual Strategic Planning Meeting @ 4:00 P.M. just before the regularly scheduled Board Meeting @ 5:00 P.M. Both Meetings will be held at the PUD Box Canyon Conference Room. Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

_________________ 2012306 STATE OF WASHINGTON D E PA R T M E N T O F ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Bruce & Lynda Brunette of Spokane, WA on Nov. 4, 2012 under Application No. S3-30629 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from the Pend Oreille River, tributary to the Columbia River, in the amount of 0.02 of a cubicfoot per second, each year, for domestic supply, seasonal irrigation of one-half acre, and fire protection as needed. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within Lots 58 and/or 59 of Browns Cold Springs Landing, being within Government Lot 1 of Section 3, Township 35 N., Range 43 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of the application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 10, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)


2012307 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hospital District #2 will hold a Public Hearing Monday October 15th, 3:30pm for the purpose of amending the Year 2012 Budget, finalizing the Year 2013 Budget, and to propose a property tax revenue increase pursuant to RCW 84.55.120. The meeting will take place at the Administrative Office, located in Fire Station 23, 390442 SR 20, Ione, just south of the Historic Tiger Store. /s/ John Rumelhart Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

_________________ 2012310 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SACHEEN LAKE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT WASTEWATER LAND APPLICATION CLEARING AND THINNING PROJECT, 2012 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WA Sealed bids will be received for the Sacheen Lake Water & Sewer District – Wastewater Land Application Clearing and Thinning Project, 2012, Attn: Kevin Koesel, P.E., 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156, until 3:00 p.m. local time, October 23, 2012. Bids will be opened at said time and place and read aloud publicly. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. Proposals received after the time set for receiving bids will not be considered. The project consists of three units with all units being awarded as one contract. A brief description of each unit is listed below. Unit 1 Lagoon Area Clearing – Unit 1 shall include clearing of roughly 16 acres of timber within the proposed lagoon area. Unit 2 Irrigation Lateral Clearing – Unit 2 shall include clearing of roughly 34,000 feet of irrigation corridor roughly 12’ wide throughout the land application area. This area measures roughly 10 acres is size. Unit 3 Land Application Area Thinning – Unit 3 shall include pre-commercial thinning of roughly 43 acres

of timber within the land application area. At this time, the Sacheen Lake Water & Sewer District is accepting bids for all timber units. The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder based on the funding available at the time of the bid. Funding for the project is provided by the State of Washington, Public Works Trust Fund and the Owner. Bid forms, bidder’s instructions, specifications, and contract forms are available to interested Bidders at James A. Sewell & Associates, 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156, 509-447-3626, Attn Kevin Koesel, P.E. or Travis Parry, P. E. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations: James A. Sewell & Associates, LLC, 600 4th Street West, Newport, WA 99156, 509-447-3626 Northwest Management, Inc. at 15 West Crawford, Deer Park, WA 99006, 509-276-4699 A voluntary project walkthrough and pre-bid conference will be held at the Project Site along Rocky Gorge Road roughly ¼ mile west of the Rocky Gorge Road/State Highway 211 Intersection on October 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Bidders and their subcontractors are required to be licensed and bonded in the State of Washington, which must be in effect at the time of bid submittal. All bids shall contain one of the following forms of Bidder’s security in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total Base Bid amount made payable to West Bonner Water and Sewer District - a) Bidder’s Bond executed by a surety company qualified to conduct business in the State of Idaho b) Certified Check c) Cashier’s Check d) Cash. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District. The Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding documents or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular. Bidders are required

to meet all requirements that are a stipulation of the project’s funding sources. Small, Minority- and Women-owned firms are encouraged to submit bids. The Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Any questions should be directed to Northwest Management, Inc. at 15 West Crawford, Deer Park, WA 99006, Attn: Luke Machtolf at 509-276-4699 or James A. Sewell and Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Koesel, P.E. at (509) 447-3626, Sheila Pearman, District Manager, Sacheen Lake Water & Sewer District Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

_________________ 2012312 STATE OF WASHINGTON D E PA R T M E N T O F ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Jeff and Cinda Romans of Spokane, WA on June 3, 2008 under Application No. S3-30557 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Pend Oreille River, tributary to the Columbia River, in the amount of 0.01 of a cubic foot per second, seasonally, for domestic supply and recreational use. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within Lot 5 of Sunvale Acres First Addition, within Section 33, Township 37 N., Range 43 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-dollar $50.00) recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 10, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 3 and 10, 2012. (35-2)

The Newport Miner Newspaper  

newspaper covering the Pend Oreille River Valley

The Newport Miner Newspaper  

newspaper covering the Pend Oreille River Valley