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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Volume 113, Number 36 | 2 Sections, 20 Pages


Fire District 4 running EMS levy

By Don Gronning Of The Miner

DALKENA – Nick Knaack, fire chief for Pend Oreille Fire District No. 4, points to a table of medical equipment. “See this?” he says pointing to a $36,000 cardiac monitor. “It’s at the end of its life and we need two.” He continued through the equipment – the numbers start adding up. The deliberators are nearing the end of their life and replacements See Fire District 4, 2A

Courtesy photo|Kevin Moore

Potential new site for smelter By Don Gronning Of The Miner

USK – Officials for HiTest Sand, Inc., the firm that would like to build a $300 million silicone smelter in Usk, met with county commission chairman Mike Manus, EDC director Jamie Wyrobek and consultant Gregg Dohrn Sept. 20 at the site of Ponderay News-

print Co., according to Dohrn. “We had a good conversation and good follow up,” Dohrn said, who was hired as a consultant by the county to help with the project. He said after the meeting with the county, HiTest officials met with the Kalispel Tribe and See Smelter, 2A

Two-state moose This moose decided to swim from Old American Campground in Washington to Oldtown, Idaho about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The moose came out on the bank near LeClerc Road, climbed onto the road, stood for a few moments, and wandered off toward Freeman Lake. See more pictures page 7A.

Hospital takes back ER billing By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Newport Hospital took back billing services from the agency it contracts with for emergency room doctors, effective last month. According to district CEO Tom Wilbur, discrepancies in the way EmCare

billed for services that appeared to be out of network gave patients sticker shock when they received bills that they weren’t necessarily required to pay. When Newport Hospital started contracting with EmCare at the beginning of the year, part of the agreement was that EmCare would do

their own billing for services received in Newport Hospital. The manner in which insurance and Medicare and Medicaid was billed showed a large discrepancy between what was covered and what patients might be liable for. See EmCare, 9A

Van to Spokane may cease operations without support, council told By Don Gronning Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Rusty Koontz of Special Mobility Services, the 501 (c) 3 non profit that operates the shuttle between Newport and Spokane appeared before the Newport City Council asking for a letter of support and financial assistance in meeting the matching portion of the grant that funds the run. Koontz told the council that the shuttle had been in operation 20 years, making two runs between Newport and Spokane four days a week. That shuttle doesn’t operate on Tuesdays, but runs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The fare is $5 each direction, Koontz said and the run could deviate up to a mile from the route to pick up people, sometimes at their home,

Courtesy photo|Tiffany Hansen

This photograph shows a white streak, said to be a meteor, falling to earth near Post Falls Wednesday night, Sept. 28.

Reports of meteor heard in Pend Oreille County

By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

POST FALLS – No, it wasn’t aliens.

Allegedly, a meteor fell to earth near Post Falls the night of Wednesday, Sept. 28. Residents in Pend Oreille, Bonner,

Kootenai , and Spokane counties reported hearing a loud boom around See Meteor, 2A

with 24-hour notice. Some 80 percent of the people who ride the van identify themselves as low-income, Koontz said. About 40 percent are disabled. The shuttle is funded biennially. Koontz said they are in the process of applying for a competitive grant from the state that requires some matching money. Koontz said the match has increased and will continue to increase. In the past SMS has paid the match but this is the last time they will be able to do it, Kootz said. The application for the 2017-19 funding is due Oct. 10, he said. Newport Mayor Shirley Sands said the city was happy to provide a letter of support but said financial assistance would be “gifting of pubSee Council, 2A

B r i e f ly Candidates forum set for Oct. 17

Women’s health seminar Oct. 22

Ione marijuana retailer gets license

NEWPORT – A candidates forum for the upcoming general election in Pend Oreille County is set for Monday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Newport High School. Candidates running for county commissioner, Pend Oreille PUD, state legislature and superior court judge are invited, as well as candidates for U.S. Congress. The event is put on by The Miner Newspapers, Newport School District and League of Women’s Voters. If you have questions you would like asked of any of these candidates, contact The Miner at 509-447-2433. Ask for Michelle.

NEWPORT – A Women’s Health Seminar is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Priest River Event Center. Preregistration is required by Oct. 12. The event is for adults only, and features women’s health speakers, entertainment and a special closing presentation. Blood pressure checks, information tables and door prizes and giveways round out the event. To register, contact the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation at 509-447-7928,, visit

IONE – The Pend Oreille Cannabis Co. has received a retail marijuana license and is planning to open a store in Ione soon, at 124 Riverside Ave. “We are getting product this week and next and hope to be open by next Saturday, October 8th,” according to a post on the Facebook page. Pend Oreille County commissioners have enacted a moratorium on marijuana retailers in the unincorporated parts of the county and are putting the final touches on an outright ban. The ban won’t affect cities, however.

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Smelter: New location at newsprint site could avoid rezoning From Page 1A

PUD engineers. Dohrn said the company is now looking at a different site on the newsprint company property. “They are looking at a location due east of the mill,” Dohrn said. The company had previously been looking at land south of the mill, but decided the topography of the steep land would make the other site more desirable. Dohrn said the company is now looking at about 50 acres east of the mill, but west of the railroad tracks. “If they could add 10 or 15 acres to the site, it would enable them to design more efficiently,” Dohrn said. Another thing that makes the property more attractive is that it is already properly zoned and

would not require a re-zone. Dohrn said county officials don’t know much more about the technology involved in the smelter than they did previously. He said there are basically two ways for a smelter to work, using chemicals or using electricity to heat the silicone. HiTest wants to use electricity for the smelter operations. Dohrn says the process needs time to play out. HiTest is still trying to buy land and negotiate for electricity. He said before HiTest submits a formal proposal to the county, there really isn’t much to examine. Once the application is made, people will have time to examine the details, he said. Dohrn says he anticipates there will be an Environmental Impact Statement that will take into account environmental

risks. Chris Green of the state Department of Commerce gave some insight into why the state offered $300,000 in assistance and declared the proposed smelter a Project of Statewide Significance, something many people around here think was premature, considering the land hadn’t been secured yet. Green said landing a company, especially one to be located in northeast Washington, an area of high unemployment, was desirable. He said the state uses a competitive process to decide which project gets funding from the Economic Development Strategic Reserve Fund, which is funded through unclaimed lottery winnings. The fund has about $4 million this biennium. He said most grants are about $100,000, although they can

be as high as $500,000. Green said many states have such a fund and that Washington’s is about 10 years old, newer than many states. Green said Commerce does an evaluation when the project is in the competitive phase. He said the announcement of the project and state help was made before the land was bought because the state is in competition with other states for projects. The $300,000 may be the difference between HiTest locating here or in another state. Green said Commerce is confident HiTest has the financial resources to complete the project. He said the state environmental laws will safeguard the environment. “We’re excited about it,” Green said. “We have enough information to be confident.”

Fire District 4: EMS levy will help if newsprint mill closes From Page 1A

cost between $1,500 and $2,000 each, suction unit replacements cost $1,200 each and the fire district needs three, as it’s hard to get parts. Then there is the cost of training. In 2007, the fire district could get an EMT trained for $200 with an in-county course. By 2015, that had risen to $1,200$1,500. Among other things, volunteers need training in handling a mass casualty incident, including an active shooter situation, he said. Vehicles are no small cost for the district. A four-wheel drive ambulance costs between $130,000 and $180,000. Wa-

ter tenders cost between $150,000 and $200,000. Knaack says the aging vehicles are costing more to maintain and repair. Knaack was making a presentation in support of the district’s EMS levy that will appear on the November ballot. The fire district is seeking 50 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation. That comes out to about $100 a year on a $200,000 home. More than half the voters casting ballots voted yes when the measure went before voters in August, but the measure needed 60 percent approval to pass and it failed. Knaack said the fire district commissioners struggled with asking for a levy. The fire

district was formed in 1979 but hasn’t asked for a levy prior to this year. When the district was formed, it handled mainly fire calls. That has changed and now the fire district finds about 80 percent of the calls are for medical help. The amount levied for fire protection isn’t enough. Knaack said one of the main reasons for the levy was the potential closing of one of the district’s biggest taxpayers, Ponderay Newsprint Co. If the newsprint mill, assessed at $79 million, closes, the fire district will lose $91,000 in annual property taxes. The fire district currently gets about $274,488. If the EMS levy passes, they will get

an additional $117,996, although if the newsprint mill closes, that drops to $78,496. Still, if voters approve the levy and the newsprint mill closes, the fire district will be able to continue operating more or less as they currently do. They would have about $261,000 annually, close to the $274,488 they currently get. It’s not just the equipment that’s aging, it’s the volunteers also. So, with volunteers being harder and harder to recruit, Knaack wants to make sure the ones he has don’t get injured. Back injuries are a major source of problems for volunteers, so Knaack wants to buy a power gurney and stair chairs with tracks.

He said gurneys cost between $10,000 and $15,000, depending on if they can find a used or refurbished one and stair chairs cost between $3,200-$5,500. The stair chairs especially are safer for both patients and EMTs. Another factor is the fact that Newport Ambulance has stopped operations and Fire District 4 covers Newport, something Knaack says is not sustainable with more funding. The county is working on establishing an Ambulance District and if they do, the entire county could be taxed for it. Knaack says that if Fire District 4 passes their levy, the money from that will stay in Fire District 4.

Council: Most using shuttle service are low-income

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lic funds,” something she didn’t think the city could do. Koontz said he was appreciative for the letter but at some point the run would need financial support to continue past June 30, 2019. Pend Oreille County had committed $5,000, an amount that could be split into two for each of the years, he said outside the meeting. Without the financial support, the route could stop, he told the city council, similar to how the Newport to Sandpoint portion of the run was discontinued a couple years ago after Idaho raised the match for the grant. City attorney Tom Metzger

said after the meeting he would look into the gifting of public funds restriction further to see if financial support was possible. City councilman Sam Brooks asked to meet with Koontz after the meeting regarding support from the Rotary Club, which Brooks is the president of. In other city business, the council heard from Public Works Director Dave North, who said he and city administrator Ray King were working with property owners about cleaning up property. City councilman Mark Zorica asked if there was a way to warn people about the need to move parked cars for snowplowing. North said the city uses the

water bill to make that known. He said last year he started talking with people who had long-time parked cars, towing some when necessary. North said the city was working on some water lines on the south side of town that had become clogged with tree roots. Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim gave a report on September law enforcement calls. He said calls were up two from August, to 221, but down from a year ago, when there were 256 calls for service. He reported deputies made 13 extra patrols, 11 of which involved a burned out home in south Newport. Animal bites continue to show up in the law calls.

A person was bitten trying to break up a fight between two dogs, he said. Two people who were reported missing were located. He said the Sheriff’s Office had three IDs people had left that the Sheriff’s Office planned to destroy as found property. Botzheim warned about people about leaving cars unlocked. He said there were seven vehicle prowls reported. “People are just walking down the street trying doors,” he said. They steal change and whatever is available. Botzheim said that there had been a rash of bike thefts, including one from the middle school.

Meteor: Photographer didn’t hear boom when taking photo From Page 1A

11 p.m. and some reported they saw a flash of light in the sky. The National Weather Service Office in Spokane said they received a call from someone in Boundary County reporting the loud sound. There was at least one call to Pend

Oreille County dispatch reporting a loud noise and a flashing light in the sky. Spokane photographer Tiffany Hansen captured this photo when she was on a late night excursion to attempt to photograph the Northern Lights just north of Post Falls. Hansen says she

wasn’t having very much luck, when she noticed a slow moving streak of light in the sky, heading downwards. “I got extremely lucky,” Hansen said in a Facebook message last week to The Miner. “I was out trying to shoot the aurora and just happened to get

this shot. It was an exciting photography moment for me.” After snapping the photo, Hansen says she got in her car and went home. She didn’t hear the accompanying boom. Large meteors frequently produce sonic booms, which can be heard before they are

slowed to below the speed of sound by Earth’s atmosphere, which would account for the noise some people reported hearing. Calls for more information on the incident to the Spokane Planetarium at Spokane Falls Community College were not returned before deadline.



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b r i e f ly Forest thinning, pruning field day in Sandpoint Oct. 22 SANDPOINT - Whether problems with insects or disease, concerns about fire, or just wanting to help forest growth, the response from foresters is nearly universal: thin your forest. This is especially true in northern Idaho, where forests frequently become overstocked. Thinning and pruning can favor better-adapted tree species, improve tree quality, reduce fire risk, improve access, and enhance many other values. Local forest owners can learn how to implement these practices more effectively in a “Thinning & Pruning Field Day.” The program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, located at the Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint. There is a $20 registration fees and people are asked to pre-register by Friday, Oct. 14. The registration fee covers a field notebook of publications and refreshments. For registration questions, contact the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County at 208-263-8511. Registration forms can also be downloaded at www. forestry.

DNR lifts statewide burn ban OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week announced that the statewide burn ban on DNRprotected lands has been lifted. Some burn restrictions are still in place for parts of Northeast Washington and will continue through early October. Rule burning (pile burning) is prohibited and silvicultural burns must follow conditions of an approved permit on lands with DNR-fire protection within the following counties: Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, Spokane, Okanogan and Lincoln. DNR staff remind the public that individual landscapes or campgrounds may continue, or enact new, campfire or burning bans at any time as needed per local conditions. All fires require written landowner permission. To check on current DNR burning conditions, call 1-800-323-BURN or visit In addition, individuals involved in forest operations are reminded to continue following Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) system restrictions, which can be checked at

Blood drive in Newport Oct. 20 NEWPORT – The Inland Northwest Blood Center is holding a blood drive Thursday, Oct. 20, at the United Church of Christ in Newport, on the corner of Spokane and Second streets. Blood donations will be collected from 12:30-5:30 p.m. The INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. A single donation can save the lives of up to three people.


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I’d like a ticket, please… North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club Railroad Master Bob Shanklin confers with fellow volunteers at the ticket both during the train rides in Ione Sunday, Oct. 2. The line closes for good after the last ride Oct. 23 due to increasing federal regulations. All the rides are currently sold out, but those hoping to get on a train can show up on the appointed days and possibly purchase a walk-on ticket. See dates at

Sharing the Dharma Day Oct. 16 NEWPORT – “Beginning the Path” is the topic on Sunday, Oct. 16, when Sravasti Abbey hosts its monthly Sharing the Dharma Day. The Buddhist monastery in Newport offers the day-long event—including guided meditation, a talk on the selected topic, a vegetarian potluck lunch, and after lunch discussion—beginning at 9:45 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Sravasti Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane near Newport. Topics for Sharing the Dharma Day come from the book, “Don’t Believe Everything You Think,” by the Abbey’s founder and abbess, Venerable Thubten Chodron. Her Sunday talk on “Beginning the Path” will review the book’s opening chapters and give an overview of the Buddhist perspective. People of all faiths and backgrounds

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can use Buddhist ideas to enhance their lives. Friendly curiosity and openness to learn are the only prerequisites. Guests are invited to bring a vegetarian lunch item, refraining from garlic, onions, leeks, and radishes. Dress is casual but modest, as shorts and tank tops are discouraged. Sravasti Abbey practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Ordained nuns and monks as well as lay people live there, devoting their lives to studying and practicing Buddhist teachings and sharing them with others.  There is no charge for events at the Abbey, and offerings—of food for the community or financial gifts—are always welcomed. For more information and directions, call 509-447-5549 or email office.

Marijuana: What you should know Submitted by Northeast Tri-County Health District

NEWPORT – Marijuana, also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, etc., is a greenish gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves and flowers of “Cannabis sativa,” the hemp plant. Some users smoke marijuana in handrolled cigarettes called joints; many use pipes, water pipes (bongs), or cigars called blunts (often made by slicing open cigars and replacing some or all of the tobacco with marijuana). Marijuana can be used to brew tea or mix into food. Marijuana can also be “vaped.” The main mindaltering chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects sought by recreational users is THC (delta – 9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals called cannabinoids. When marijuana is smoked, THC and other chemicals in the plant pass from the lungs into the bloodstream, which rapidly carries them throughout the body and to the brain. If marijuana is consumed in foods or beverages, effects are somewhat delayed. Effects vary dramatically among different users. Some may experience relaxation; others anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic. Some effects may include a heightened

sensory perception, altered perception in time, and increased appetite. Marijuana affects brain areas that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, movement, coordination, and sensory and time perception. THC and other cannabinoid chemicals in marijuana are similar to cannabinoid chemicals that naturally occur in the body. Because of this similarity, THC is able to attach to molecules called cannabinoid receptors on neurons in these brain areas and activate them. As a result, using marijuana causes impaired thinking and interferes with a user’s ability to learn and to perform complicated tasks. Brain areas that regulate balance, posture, coordination, and reaction time are disrupted. Marijuana use can lead to the development of problem use, known as a marijuana use

disorder, which in severe cases takes the form of addiction. Recent data suggest that 30 percent of marijuana users may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. People who begin using marijuana before the age of 18, are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults. Marijuana use disorders are often associated with dependence, in which a user feels withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug. Frequent marijuana users often report irritability, mood and sleep difficulties, decreased appetite, cravings, restlessness, and/or various forms of physical discomfort that peak within the first week after quitting and last up to two weeks. For more information, visit Northeast Tri County Website www. or the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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o cast a truly informed vote, constituents need to hear directly from the candidates running for office at all levels of government. Pend Oreille County has been lacking a candidates night for quite some time, but that’s about to change. The Miner Newspapers, along with Newport School District, Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters, is putting together a candidates forum for Monday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m., a chance for voters to get to know those running for office at local, state and hopefully Congressional levels. While Pend Oreille County is gaining a forum, west Bonner County is losing theirs. The Priest River Chamber of Commerce is known for its outstanding candidates forums. We used them as inspiration for ours. Unfortunately, the chamber isn’t doing a forum for this election because the audience was too unruly two years ago. This is a real loss for Bonner County. In fact, there are no candidate forums happening in Idaho at all this year. Candidate forums are a time for voters to get their questions answered, a time for dialogue between those running for office and those being asked to vote for them. The Miner Newspapers has long done extensive interviews with local candidates prior to the primary and general elections. We’re taking that coverage a step further, because we recognize the utmost importance of an educated electorate. We’ve preached this before on this page, but it bears repeating: voting in local elections is more important than even the presidential election. The time and energy spent following Clinton vs. Trump would be better served focusing on local candidates – the people who have direct influence over our daily lives. We’ve invited candidates running for county commissioner, state legislature, the PUD, Superior Court and Congress. We’re getting positive responses from many of those candidates. We also want to hear from you, our readers. Send us your questions for these candidates. What are your biggest concerns and what do you want your public officials to do for you? -MCN

Regulating America out of jobs The U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked at the cost of regulations in America and found that excessive regulations are undercutting our economy and costing us jobs. Federal rules alone in the past few years have exploded and the Chamber finds it cost our nation $1.7 trillion. State labor and employment law resulted in the loss of 700,000 U.S. jobs. On the other hand, paring back state regulations that exceed federal standards alone would spawn 50,000 new businesses each g u e st o p i n i o n year. The Chamber report is not an indictment on government regulaDON C. tions, per se. Most regulations serve BRUNELL a good purpose. Association For example, we all want to fly of safely and air traffic controllers are Washington there to enforce stringent rules. Business Health inspections in restaurants, President grocery stores and medical facilities are other examples of necessary government rules. But it is the over reach of government which seems more prevalent today. That trend toward excessive and unachievable regulation is hurting employers and American people in the form of job losses, investment opportunities squandered and higher prices for our products and services. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a plethora of new air emission standards clamping down on all sources from homes to factories. Many of the sweeping new rules come under the heading of “Climate Change.” For example, EPA’s air standards for biomass boilers that burn wood wastes to generate electricity are so stringent that it threatens to kill many projects including some in Washington. These plants take dead, diseased and scrap wood from forests, which, if left there, is fuel for wildfires. Biomass plants are engineered and built to capture air pollutants. However, once forest fires ignite, there are no pollution controls to trap greenhouse gases, collect ash and or abate choking smoke. Creating jobs, manufacturing goods, and producing energy should be no brainers, but why the wall of red tape? See Brunell, 5A


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yo u r o p i n i o n Vote Trump, Pakootas To the editor, In my opinion our national government is too busy wasting our time and resources. Recent examples of neglect to our national security and economy follow. Foreign Jurisdiction: Recently a bipartisan Congress voted to override a Presidential veto of the 9/11 jurisdiction over Saudi Arabia. It now exposes our soldiers fighting in foreign countries to potential foreign judicial liability for following orders in the war against terrorism. Congressional insiders secured future jobs for government lawyers defending foreign lawsuits. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn’t think it out and voted for the veto. Something like Joe Pakootas’s fresh vision is needed in our do nothing, gridlocked Congress. Foreign Economics: Recently our Trans Pacific Trade Accord, designed to put us and our allies in parity with foreign competition along the Pacific Rim with China, Russia and India, was shelved. People like Hillary Clinton supported the Trade Pact, then flip-flopped, effectively laying it to waste. Donald Trump’s direct business prowess with a more precise executive economic effort may prevent similar waste of time, money and effort in the future. Just my opinion. Independently vote for the outsiders, Joe and Donald. -Duane Schofield Cusick

Vote McAlister for Idaho House To the editor, Kate McAlister is a fine choice for District 1A Representative to the Idaho State Legislature. Kate works effectively to broaden economic opportunity in our area, through her leadership of the local Chamber of Commerce, her support for expanding fiber optic networks, and her involvement with education. Kate knows first hand that fiscal responsibility and balancing budgets is important. We can count on her to keep public expenditures in line and to spend taxpayer money wisely. Kate will represent the breath of community values; she listens well to all and does not take extreme positions. We encourage you to vote for Kate McAlister. -Steve Lockwood & Molly O’Reilly Sandpoint

Trump is a phony To the editor, We learned from last week’s presidential debate that Donald Trump likely pays no federal income taxes. He said he’s ‘smart’ not to pay taxes. That certainly makes the rest of us taxpayers fools for filing and paying. Most red states receive more funds from the federal government than they pay through income taxes. That means that Washington taxpayers subsidize people living in Idaho. The federally built

Dover Bridge on Highway 2 wasn’t paid for by people living near it. The funds came from taxpayers in other states that don’t live near enough to the bridge to use it. If all ‘smart’ people living in red states who support Donald Trump follow his example and pay no income taxes, how do bridges get built? Trump is considered a successful businessman because he gains wealth. He creates wealth on the backs of others. He takes your dollar and gives 75 cents back and pats himself on the back. He pays business legal expenses with money donated to his foundation. He brags about his proposed tax breaks, which benefit the superrich. Likewise when he pays no federal income tax, he shifts his tax liability to the rest of us. In fact, the reason he pays nothing is he accepts tax cuts/credits that Congress gives to ultra-wealthy in the form of corporate and business welfare. How can taxpayers look down on poor people on welfare and admire people like Trump using corporate welfare? The best thing Trump can say is the federal government is a complete mess and he takes advantage of that mess to gain personal wealth. That makes Trump part of the establishment that he decries. He actually licenses his name to put on buildings that he didn’t build and doesn’t own. Mitt Romney was correct when he called Trump a phony. -Pete Scobby Newport

Idaho auctions first Good Neighbor Authority timber sale on federal lands KAMIAH – The State of Idaho auctioned a U.S. Forest Service timber sale for the first time recently as part of a state-federal partnership to increase management activities on federal lands in Idaho. The Wapiti Timber Sale on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is the first project developed under Good Neighbor Authority (GNA), a federal law that enables the Forest Service to partner with the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) to achieve restoration and resilient landscape objectives across ownership boundaries in Idaho.

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

Congress passed legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to sue Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks. President Obama vetoed the legislation, arguing that it would jeopardize American interests by allowing people to sue the U.S. Last week the Congress overrode the veto, the first of the Obama presidency. Should families of 9/11 be able to sue Saudi Arabia?

A second GNA agreement signed earlier this month will authorize IDL to conduct timber sale layout and administration activities on the Payette National Forest in west-central Idaho. “Good Neighbor Authority makes it possible for the state of Idaho to leverage our support and land management expertise with the Forest Service to augment management activities happening on federal lands in See lands, 6A

r e a d e r ’ s p o l l r e s u lt s The first presidential debate was televised Monday evening, between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Who won the first presidential debate? Donald Trump


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D o w n M e m o ry La n e 100 years ago 1916

The Panhandle Lumber co. filed for water rights in the LeClerc Creek region, planning to bring out the timer in that section by flumes. W.L. Casey opened the Rex Theater in the Mangone Building.

90 years ago 1926 Work on the Newport Bridge continued to move along rapidly with no unusual or unforeseen obstacle encountered.

80 years ago 1936 The Pend Oreille County Fair held at Cusick was the best ever held in the county in the way of individual and community exhibits, livestock and poultry show and its entertainment features. Fred Rehm participated in the shoot of the Inland Empire Rifle & Pistol Association at Sandpoint. In a “buddy” match with Lee Harris of Coeur d’Alene as his teammate, they each scored 100, winning the match.


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70 years ago 1946 Patricia A. Deerwester was awarded the American Legion scholarship of $250 as a financial aid in attending a college of education in preparation as an elementary teacher.


60 years ago 1956 The temperature during September ranged from a low of 25 degrees on the 25th to 89 degrees on the 18th, according to the monthly weather report by Dallas Menear of the Newport Ranger station.




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50 years ago 1966 Cutthroat trout, a native species, which for many years had been a rarity in many Idaho waters, was making a comeback to Priest Lake.

40 years ago 1976 Tom Sutton smashed the Newport cross-country record by a full 10 seconds in a competition with Riverside. He ran a 13:44 time over the two and half mile course.

30 years ago 1986





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A primary reason is the balance between jobs and regulations is tipped toward severely restricting or eliminating projects which burn carbon based fuels – natural gas, oil, coal and even wood wastes. Those rules, while primarily directed at energy projects, also heavily impact the industrial sector, which encompasses manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and construction. That sector accounted for almost a third of total U.S. energy use in 2012. U.S. manufacturers and farmers compete globally. Many of their competitors operate in countries with lowered environmental standards than ours. In turn, those companies export lower cost products to our country. For example, China, the world’s leader in exporting cement, and India, account for two-thirds of the worldwide cement manufacturing and their facilities, for the most part, do not have the same levels of pollution control. United States producers account for four percent of the global cement and when including related industries such as concrete, the number of employees is nearly 535,000 with a payroll of approximately $25 billion. In 2012, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, claimed that 10 cement plants in her home state emitted 225 pounds of mercury in 2009 and wanted EPA to clamp down even harder on the plants. Reducing emissions takes time and money. For example, before Johnson tagged the industry, they had already reduced their emissions by 60 percent. Like many American industries, the technology to avoid and clean water and air emissions is evolving. There is test technology in the United Kingdom that will eliminate 95 percent of the emissions from manufacturing cement. The bottom line is we all want clean air and we don’t want Beijing’s smog or suffocating pollution. The question is how to improve regulations without crippling our economy, tossing people out of work, and keep jobs here in America. Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

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D o w n M e m o ry La n e C o n t. by the end of the week. Only 54 of 300 employees were accepting transfers to Spokane and Cheney.

20 years ago 1996 The yearend saddle bronc championship for the ProWest Rodeo Association came down to being decided by 12 cents following the finals rodeo held in Newport. Crag Wentz of Prosser, Wash.,

edged Charlie Stovner of Council, Idaho, for the title, $5,122.10 to $5,121.98.

10 years ago 2006 Pend Oreille County students Whitney Storch, Randi Taylor, Dallas Fawcet and Jennifer Watts competed at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup in the 4-H Senior Performance Horse Division.

LANDS: 4.44 million board feet From Page 4A

Idaho,” Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said. “These projects will reduce fuels on federally managed forests and reduce threats to communities and watersheds from catastrophic wildfires, improving forest health and creating jobs and economic benefits for our citizens.” McFarland Cascade submitted the winning bid to purchase the Wapiti Timber Sale, a plan to harvest 4.44 million board feet of timber across 216 acres on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Approximately 110 mature trees per acre will be left in the harvest area after completion of the timber sale. The company paid a net amount of $1,418,675 for the timber. There were multiple bidders, resulting in the final net bid amount coming in more than $620,000 over the appraised price. The timber sale already has been evaluated and approved through the National Environmental Policy Act public process. Today’s timber sale auction and other projects planned for the Payette and Idaho Panhandle National Forests are the result of more than two years of work between the State of Idaho, Forest Service, timber companies, and other partners. GNA will help to increase the pace and scale of forest and watershed restoration activities on national forests in Idaho.

The 2014 Farm Bill expanded GNA to all states. The Farm Bill also authorized Otter to identify national forest system lands in Idaho in greatest need of treatment due to high risk of insect and disease mortality. Otter submitted 1.8 million acres of designations to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, and the designations were accepted in May 2014. Going forward, some GNA projects will be focused on treating the acres identified through this process. IDL hired a contractor in 2014 to facilitate GNA efforts between IDL and the Forest Service. In 2015, the Idaho Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 126 aimed at increasing management activities on federal lands in Idaho. And in 2016 Governor Otter and the Idaho Legislature approved the hiring of three positions within IDL and contracts with professional foresters to prepare and administer GNA timber sales in Idaho. “The Idaho Department of Lands forestry professionals are well equipped to support efforts to increase management on federal forests in Idaho because of their extensive knowledge of timber sale preparation and administration and their familiarity with the federal lands in need of treatment,” IDL Director Tom Schultz said. “Hats off to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests for working with Idaho to put

up the first Good Neighbor Authority timber sale in the state.” “We recognize the need and benefits of resource and vegetation management on all lands,” said Cheryl Probert, Nez PerceClearwater National Forest Supervisor. “I am very proud of the foresight and collaboration of employees on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Idaho Department of Lands Maggie Creek Area as they forged the way for other collaborative efforts across the state. A long list of restoration projects has been identified to be completed as a result of the revenue generated from the sale, and benefits will be realized far beyond this initial effort.” The Wapiti Timber Sale will put 88 people to work, produce more than $2.9 million in wages and salaries, and generate more than $16.9 million in the sale of goods and services. The figures are derived from a 2016 study by the universities of Idaho and Montana on the Idaho forest products industry that states, “today each million board feet of timber harvested and processed in the state provides approximately 20 jobs (12 in the forest products industry plus eight indirect or induced jobs in supporting industries), $667,000 in wages and salaries, and generates $3.85 million in sales of goods and services.”

IDFG discusses grizzly bear delisting Idaho Fish and Game will host a public meeting to take comment on proposed grizzly bear rules at 7 p.m., Oct. 12 in Boise. People who cannot attend the meeting can submit written comments to P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID, 83707 on or before Oct. 26. Currently, there is no hunting season for grizzly bears in Idaho, and neither the Fish and Game Commission nor the department is proposing a grizzly bear hunt. As part of the federal process for taking bears off the threatened species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants states to show how they would conserve the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear popula-

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tion if they opt to allow limited hunting after federal protection ends. Fish and Game commissioners in August proposed rules to administer hunts they might authorize in the future once the Greater Yellowstone population is delisted. Any grizzly bear hunts the Fish and Game commission may authorize after federal delisting would be tightly regulated and extremely limited. The commission, which will not be present at the Oct. 12 meeting, will review public comments and determine whether to adopt the proposed rules as pending for legislative review at its Nov. 17 meeting.

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Wednesday Thursday Friday


1 • 1-4 p.m.: Cards at Priest River Senior Center • 6:30 p.m.: Bingo at Ione IOOF Hall

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at Hospitality House Hospitality House • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise class at • 9 a.m. to noon: Food Bank Priest River Senior Center • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hospitality open at Priest River Senior Center • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lions meet House Open for Activities at Priest River Senior Center • 11 a.m.: Community Lunch at • 6 p.m.: Happy Agers Bingo Priest River Senior Center • 1-5 p.m.: Mexican Train at PR Center

Hospitality House • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at HH Hospitality House • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at • 10 a.m.: BASIC Meeting, • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at Priest River Senior Center Blanchard Community Center Priest River Senior Center • 10-11 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hospitality • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Quilting at a.m.: Line Dancing at PR House Open for Activities Priest River Senior Center • 1-3 • 11:30 a.m.: Happy Agers • 11:15-12:45 p.m.: Lioness p.m.: Hospice at Priest River Senior Potluck and Meeting Meeting at PR Senior Center Center • 3-6 p.m.: Food Bank • Noon: Meal, Ione Senior Center • 1:30-5 p.m.: Cards at Priest Open at Priest River Senior Center • Noon to 4 p.m.: Hospitality River Senior Center House Open for Activities

• 1-4 p.m.: Cards at Priest River Senior Center • 6:30 p.m.: Bingo at Ione IOOF Hall

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at HH • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise class at Priest River Senior Center • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hospitality House Open for Activities • 11 a.m.: Community Lunch at Priest River Senior Center • Noon: Potluck at Hospitality House • 1-5 p.m.: Mexican Train at PR Center


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• 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at Hospitality House • 9 a.m. to noon: Food Bank open at Priest River Senior Center • 6 p.m.: Happy Agers Bingo


• 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at Hospitality House • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at Priest River Senior Center • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hospitality House Open for Activities • 1:30-5 p.m.: Cards at Priest River Senior Center


• 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at Hospitality House Hospitality House • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Quilting at Priest River Senior Center • 10-11 Priest River Senior Center a.m.: Line Dancing at PR • 3-6 p.m.: Food Bank Open at • Noon to 4 p.m.: Hospitality Priest River Senior Center House Open for Activities



• 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at Hospitality House • 8 a.m.: Coffee Hour at Hospitality House Hospitality House • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at Hospitality House Hospitality House • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at Priest River Senior Center • 9 a.m. to noon: Food Bank • 9-9:45 a.m.: Exercise Class at Priest River Senior Center • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Quilting at • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hospitality Open at Priest River Senior Center • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hospitality Priest River Senior Center • 10-11 Priest River Senior Center House Open for Activities House Open for Activities • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lions meet a.m.: Line Dancing at PR • 3-6 p.m.: Food Bank Open at • 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: • 11 a.m. to noon: Community at Priest River Senior Center Lionesses meet at PR Senior Center Priest River Senior Center • Noon to 4 p.m.: Hospitality Lunch at PR Senior Center 1-5 p.m.: • 6 p.m.: Happy Agers Bingo •1:30-5 p.m.: Cards at Priest House Open for Activities Mexican Train at PR Center River Senior Center

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“Hindsight being 20/20 we should have never (let them take over billing). It’s one of those we live and learn,” Wilbur said. Patients will now receive one bill from Newport Hospital with the amount billed they are actually responsible for. Newport Hospital and Health Services contracts with EmCare, a nation-wide company that places doctors in hospitals. The doctors remain employees of EmCare and can work in different hospitals throughout a region. Wilbur says the contracting with EmCare had to be done, to recruit new doctors to the district’s clinic. It’s virtually unheard of for clinic doctors to have to also be on call to cover emergency rooms, and the district couldn’t find doctors

willing to come here because of it. “(With) the old model, they looked at us like ‘good Lord,’” he said of recruiters. The doctors from EmCare who work in Newport are settling out, according to Wilbur. “The ED is still progressing. I think we like the providers we’ve got,” he said, a majority of which come from Spokane, and work at the larger hospitals downtown. “Our ultimate goal is to get people who want to live in Newport, (but) they don’t have to live in Newport,” Wilbur said. Wilbur said Newport’s hospital is busier than many doctors expect. And with the north Spokane emergency room opening on Division, demand for providers has skyrocketed. EmCare undershot the market, Wilbur said, thinking they

Coffee Concert at Cutter Oct. 30 METALINE FALLS The Cutter Theatre will host another of its Coffee House Concerts on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Donivan Johnson, music teacher for the Selkirk School District and music lecturer, will be at the keyboard taking requests for a relaxed concert atmosphere. There is a cover charge of $5,

and audience members can come and go as they please. Coffee, wine, and beer, along with dessert items, will be for sale. The Coffee House Concerts are an irregular, but popular event at The Cutter. The Green Room provides an atmosphere that encourages conversation as well as music enjoyment.

down rive r eve nts Wednesday, Oct. 5 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center

Monday, Oct. 10

Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-442-3030 For Reservations

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

Commissioner Kiss Office Hours: 3-6:45 p.m. - Ione Library

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

Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting Ione Catholic Church Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

Thursday, Oct. 6 Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board Meeting: 10 a.m. - Metaline City Hall Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library North Pend Oreille Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Ione Train Depot

Friday, Oct. 7 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board: 11 a.m. - Metaline Town Hall

Hospital District 2 Board: 3:30 p.m. - Fire Station 23, Highway 20, Ione

Tuesday, Oct. 11 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library Book Discussion Group: 4-5 p.m. - Ione Library Metaline Falls Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Falls Town Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 12 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-442-3030 For Reservations Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting Ione Catholic Church Metaline Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Town Hall

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could find doctors happy to work here for $140 an hour, when the normal rate had been $125. Now, with market conditions, doctors are getting paid upwards of $300 an hour. Doctors do like working here, however. “They come up here and they love it here. They’re still busy but it’s not like downtown (Spokane),” Wilbur said. The ultimate goal is to find family practice doctors. A lot of the doctors coming from Spokane are emergency doctors and their manner of care is different. They’re used to treating the acute condition and then handing them off. “There’s just not this continuation in their bailiwick,” he said. Overall, the move to EmCare is working out. “This is exactly what they said would happen. Give it six to nine months, and everything will start swinging into place,” Wilbur said.

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Powder Puff is anything but poncy Priest River Lamanna High School girls took the tradition of Powder Puff Football seriously, playing four games Monday, Oct. 3 to start off homecoming week. Sophomores played the seniors and the juniors played the freshmen, followed by a game of juniors versus sophomores and freshmen versus seniors. From left to right is Natalie Randolph, Enara Seiler, and Superintendent Paul Anselmo.

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Murder Mystery rescheduled for March 2017 METALINE FALLS - The very popular murder mystery dinner theatre at The Cutter Theatre has had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Oct. 21-22, 28-30 shows have now been rescheduled for March 2-3 and 10, 11, 12, 2017. The Friday and Saturday shows will still be at 6:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Those who had made reservations for the October performances have been contacted so that they might reschedule, but reservations for the March shows are open to everyone. The mystery, “The Lethal Lecture” features Steve Warner, Debbie Link, Lynn Barnes, Dorothy Konsbruck, and Tom Barnes, and is being directed by Tara Leininger. For more information on the murder mystery dinner theatre, to change or make reservations, call The Cutter at 509-4464108. The Cutter Theatre is located at 302 Park Street in Metaline Falls.

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Cutter Theatre has new hours METALINE FALLS - Due to a staffing change, The Cutter Theatre has new office hours. The Cutter office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tara Leininger has resumed duties as an interim executive director and will be in the office on Mondays and Fridays. A volunteer will man the office on Wednesdays. For more information, contact The Cutter Theatre at 509-446-4108.

American Legion holds market hog fundraiser METALINE FALLS American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit #144 is selling $5 raffle tickets for a cut and wrapped market hog. All proceeds go to support the operations of the American legion Auxiliary. The drawing will be Nov. 11 at the free Veterans Day diner at the American Legion Hall, located at 220 E. 4th Ave. in Metaline Falls. Tickets can be purchased by contacting any member of American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit #144 or by calling (509) 442-2144.

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North County Chamber restructures


METALINE FALLS – In an effort to keep local economic support going, the North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce revamped its structure at the general membership meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27. The eight individuals who attended last Tuesday’s meeting discussed a different kind of organizational model for the non-profit. A resolution was worked on and will be presented to the rest of the 2016 membership for their approval. This resolution includes the following: An executive committee, under the establishment of a trust and an outside executor, will continue to exist as a non-profit. The Chamber will maintain its website and Facebook presence, and will financially support local events that it has in the past, using funds currently in their savings and checking account. They will also maintain

the visitor’s center in Metaline and the Highway 31 clean-up route. The 2017 membership dues will only be $10 and must be paid by April 1, 2017. The lower membership dues are for the maintenance of the web page, post office box, and other minor expenses. The chamber had announced last March that it would take a hiatus while chamber members attempted to boost membership and involvement. The NPOCC is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Metaline, Metaline Falls, and Ione. It has about 40 members, but has been lacking volunteers to help facilitate events. There will only be one general membership meeting, on April 18, 2017 (time and location to be announced), and only those who are members in good standing will be

able to vote to approve all general expenditures and proposed changes to the by-laws. “Those present were excited by the idea of entering into a different form of governance,” said chamber president Tara Leininger in a press release. “With a single general membership meeting, as done by other local non-profits, the Chamber will continue to maintain its presence in the north county.” While there are no plans for active fund raising for the time being, Leininger added that the hope is that in the near future a new generation of leadership will see the importance of the Chamber for Ione, Metaline and Metaline Falls. If more information or if clarification is necessary, contact the North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce at PO Box 388, Metaline Falls, WA 99153.

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PRIEST RIVER – After years of planning, Priest River may be nearing the construction point for its Downtown Revitalization Project, or so it looked that way at the Oct. 3 city council meeting. “The feedback we’ve received has been mostly positive,” said Priest River Building, Planning and Zoning Director Greg Snow. Snow showed the council and audience print outs of potential designs for the final project. The downtown revitalization of Priest River has been in the works roughly since 2008. However, it all hinges on whether or not the city receives a $500,000 federal community development block grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce. The application is being sent to the Panhandle Area Council for review before going to the Department of Commerce. The Panhandle Area Council (PAC) is a non-profit Economic Development District comprised of members that are elected officials from north Idaho cities and counties, as well as the Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai Indian Tribes. The Council serves the five northern counties of Idaho: Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Benewah and

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Priest River Building, Planning and Zoning Director Greg Snow shows the audience possible layouts for the Downtown Revitalization Project that the public perused at Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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water meters, sidewalks, lights, and other tangible downtown fixtures. The work will enable the city to apply for the community development block grant. “It’s been a long time in the making,” said Priest River Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee member Liz Johnson-Gebhardt. Johnson-Gebhardt was not at the council meeting, but spoke over the phone to The Gem State Miner Tuesday afternoon. The committee is made up of several downtown business owners in Priest River and other community members and professionals, JohnsonGebhardt added. “The focus of the project is how do we liven up our historic downtown and bring more people

here to bolster our local economy?” Johnson-Gebhardt said. “It’s a beautiful location, so we would like to be able to utilize to its fullest extent in a way that supports the whole city.” The design most favored by the public at Oktoberfest includes a 15-foot wide sidewalk that would stretch from Wisconsin Street past the front of AJ’s Café, and elevating the intersection at High Street and Main Street to sidewalk level. Other aspects of the design include better outdoor seating and lighting and flower planters. “It’s all about making downtown more open to people coming through it and being seen, whether it’s foot traffic, bicycles, people driving through and so on,” said Snow.


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b r i e f ly Cusick takes Wellpinit to five games CUSICK – The Cusick volleyball team fell to Wellpinit at home Tuesday night, Sept. 27, but it took five games for the Redskins to take down the Panthers. Cusick took the lead 2-0, winning the first games 25-21, 25-23, but Wellpinit rallied and swept the last three 2519, 25-20, 15-11. Taylor Allen had 18 digs and three blocks for Cusick. Maki Ranck had 22 assists and Nichole Stensgar had nine aces. Selica Avla finished with 12 kills for Cusick. Cusick is in last place in the Northeast 1B North League, behind Selkirk, Republic, Northport, Inchelium and Curlew. They are 1-4 in league play and 1-5 overall. The Panthers have a week off, and then host Odessa-Harrington at 1:30 p.m. at Almira/Coulee-Hartline at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.

Lady Spartans lose league game PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River volleyball team lost to Bonners Ferry in an Intermountain League game Tuesday, Sept. 27, in four sets: 2513, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18. Emilee Clark had eight kills, three aces and three blocks for Priest River. Olivia Witter finished with 15 assists and Catherine Gamma had 16 digs. The Spartans played Coeur d’Alene Charter Thursday, but results were not available at press time. Priest River is third in the Intermountain League, behind Timberlake and Bonners Ferry, and ahead of Kellogg and Coeur d’Alene Charter. The Spartans travel to Timberlake Thursday, Oct. 6, to play at 7 p.m., and then host Kellogg Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.


Spartans take first place in cross-country invitational

By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

Selkirk sweeps Valley Christian IONE – The Selkirk volleyball team swept Valley Christian Tuesday, Sept. 27, winning in three games: 25-23, 25-16, 25-16. “It was a great night of volleyball,” Ranger coach Pam Zimmerman said. “We played well, although our serving was not great as a team.” Whitney Dawson had four aces and 10 kills for Selkirk. Jenna Couch finished with 11 assists, Emma Avey had five digs and Allison Petrich had a block. Selkirk leads the Northeast 1B North League, 5-0 overall and in league play. Republic, Northport, Inchelium, Curlew and Cusick round out the league standings. “I was very proud of how this team never gives up. They keep playing hard to the finish. That is what has been winning us games. Volleyball is about momentum – whoever has the momentum will most likely win,” Zimmerman said. The Rangers return to the court Saturday, Oct. 8, hosting Wellpinit at noon.

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Jalin Earl goes goes up for the block, while Cora Pelleburg, No. 5, backs her up when Newport hosted Deer Park Tuesday, Sept. 27. Newport lost the match in four games.

Newport beats Chewelah, falls to Deer Park

By Michelle Nedved Of The Miner

NEWPORT – The Newport volleyball team suffered a loss to Deer Park at home Tuesday, Sept. 27, but rallied and pulled off a five-game win against Chewelah Thursday, also at home. The game against Deer Park was closer than the scores show, with long volleys between the Stags and Griz. “The Grizzlies fell short in a hard fought battle on their home court,” Newport coach Amanda Smith said. Deer Park won the first game 2513, but Newport had a much better showing in the second game winning 25-21. Deer Park couldn’t be handled though, and won the last two games 25-21 and 25-18. Senior Emily Hunt led the way with three aces, five assists and 11 digs for Newport. Faith Hood finished with six kills and five assists, and was a primary defender for the Grizzlies. Cora Pelleburg had three blocks. It was much closer when Newport hosted Chewelah Thursday night. The Griz were up 2-0 when Chewelah rallied back and won the third and

fourth games. But Newport put the pressure on and won the fifth to win the match 25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 15-10. “Both teams brought energy and passion to this evening’s match,” On Deck: Vs. Colville: Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Vs. Riverside: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.

coach Smith said. “Playing together was the key in Newport’s win.” Kylyah Mercurius had seven kills and four blocks for Newport. Hood finished with seven kills, Megan Vaughn had nine assists, Hunt had seven aces and Trystan Potter led on defense with 13 digs. Newport sits in the middle of the Northeast A League, behind Lakeside, Freeman and Deer Park, but ahead of Colville, Chewelah, Riverside and Medical Lake. They are 4-4 in league play and 5-4 overall. Newport traveled to Medical Lake Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They host Colville Thursday, Oct. 6, and then host Riverside Tuesday, Oct. 11. Both matches start at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Spartans lose footing to Coeur d’Alene Charter, Newport By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

COEUR D’ALENE – Priest River Lamanna High School girls’ soccer had a rough go of it last week, losing to Coeur d’Alene Charter at an away game 8-0 on Thursday, Sept. 29, and to Newport High School, 5-3, on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

“Priest River did a great job winning balls all game, but couldn’t conOn deck: nect the ball between the front and back At Kellogg: Thursday, Oct. lines,” coach Shan6, 6 p.m. non Fraser said of the lady Spartans’ match against the girl Grizzlies. The score at See Spartans, 3B

Colville pounds Newport 35-14 By Don Gronning Of The Miner

COLVILLE – A physical Colville football team handed the Newport Grizzlies a 35-14 defeat Friday, Sept. On Deck: 20, in Northeast A League action. At Riverside: Newport coach Zac Friday, Oct. 7, 7 Farnam said the Grizp.m. zlies had a hard time finding their stride, although the teams went into the half tied 14-14. “Honestly, we struggled to get to a point Friday where we were com-

fortable,” Farnam said. He said the team could have been better prepared for Colville’s game. “I did not do a good enough job in preparing our team for the complex formations and physicality that Colville played with,” he said. “The kids did a great job competing and playing hard, so as the coach, I will take the responsibility of our loss.” Colville scored first on a four-yard plunge by Noah Bagley, who scored the first of his three touchdowns. See Griz, 3B

PRIEST RIVER – Thursday, Sept. 29, marked a milestone day for Priest River Lamanna High School’s Cross Country, when the varsity boys earned a first place trophy the second year in a row for the Ivan Benson Invitational. “This last Thursday was a great day for our Spartan Varsity boys,” says coach Lance Clark. “This performance was better than last year’s. The boys got out fast and finished just as fast. I was worried how our group was progressing until after the race.” The top four sophomore boys, Caleb Gleason, Cameron Parkes, Jordan Phillips, and Slava Negrieiev had times from 18-mintues to 18:42 while all placing in the top seven in the varsity boys’ race. On deck: Freshman Nicodemus Eisler, who At William Johnson Sandpoint Invita- Clark referred to as “phenomenal” tional: Saturday, Oct. set the way as the Spartan’s fifth 8, 11:30 p.m. runner coming in just under 20 minutes. This currently sets the team at third place in the Intermountain League and closing fast on second place. The top half of varsity league goes to state as a team as well as one third of individuals. Leif Williams, Spencer Sedgwick, and Kyler Lord all ran personal bests on the course. “The coaches are really proud of the efforts of our boys on Thursday,” says Clark. The girls were lead by Anara Edurne who put herself in eighth place on the all-time top 10 list for the event. She placed fourth overall in the race with a time of 22:22. Izzie Schmidt came in 13th place with a personal record. Julia Rantala and Karleigh Durham also put in times that were their personal bests. Reini Proctor ran injured, but raced well, according to Clark. A few girls were missing because of vacation or injuries. “We hope to see them back next week at Sandpoint,” says Clark. “All in all, it was a great day for our Spartan harriers. I look forward to seeing how they do on a super fast course next week.” The Spartans will travel to Travers Park for the William Johnson Sandpoint Invitational Saturday, Oct. 8.

Senior heavy Inchelium beats Cusick

By Don Gronning Of The Miner

INCHELIUM – The Cusick Panthers knew Inchelium, with a bunch of returning seniors was going to be a contender in the division. That was proven when Inchelium beat them 56-26 Friday, Sept. 30. Inchelium started

quickly, with two big scoring plays in the first quarter – a 50-yard touchdown run and a 32-yard touchdown pass. After that, Inchelium recovered an onside kick early in the second quarter, Cusick coach Troy Hendershott said. Inchelium drove down See Panthers, 3B

s p o rt s c a l e n d a r Wednesday, Oct. 5 Newport Cross Country at Northeast A League Meet: 4 p.m. - Medical Lake High School

Priest River Cross Country at Sandpoint Invite: 10 a.m. - Sandpoint Selkirk Volleyball vs. Wellpinit: Noon - Selkirk

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Friday, Oct. 7 Cusick Football vs. Columbia: 3 p.m. - Columbia Selkirk Football vs. Republic: 7 p.m. - Selkirk Priest River Football vs. Kellogg: 7 p.m. - Priest River Newport Football vs. Riverside: 7 p.m. - Riverside

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Spartans seize victory after challenging week By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

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Selkirk running back Brayden Taylor picks up some yardage Friday against Columbia. Taylor gained 74 yards in the game at Hunters Friday, Sept. 30. Selkirk lost 48-0.

Columbia shuts out Selkirk

By Don Gronning Of The Miner

HUNTERS – The Selkirk Ranger football team ran up against an aggressive, experienced Columbia team Friday at Hunters, losing 48-0. “Columbia is a good team with a swarming, aggressive defense,” Selkirk coach Jeremy Link said. It wasn’t like Selkirk didn’t have any success. “We were inside the 10 yard line three times but we couldn’t score,” he said. Columbia scored three

touchdowns in the opening quarter to go up 22-0. They added six more in the second quarter and took a 28-0 lead into the half. Selkirk had trouble stopping Columbia, Link said. “We couldn’t contain the outside,” Link said. “We got run over.” Columbia continued to score in the second half, with eight points in the third quarter and another eight in the final quarter. Selkirk gained 160 yards on offense, with senior Brayden Taylor accounting for 74 yards. Fellow senior Tristan

Chantry gained 66 yards. Freshman quarterback Jay Link completed three of 10 passes. He was intercepted once. Another freshman, Ty Taylor, picked off a Columbia pass in the third quarter and returned it about 10 yards. Selkirk’s Jacob Couch, who had been the starting quarterback before sufOn Deck: Vs. Republic: Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

fering a sprained ankle in the first game, returned to limited action as a linebacker and receiver.

“He’s still limping pretty bad,” Link said. “We really needed him and he got out and did what he could.” That included rushing for 20 yards and catching three passes for another 25 yards. The loss gave Selkirk a 0-1 Northeast 1B North Division record. The Rangers are 2-4 overall. Next week they play Republic at home Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Republic is the division leader, with a 2-0 record. They have a 3-3 overall record and are coming off a 77-44 win over Northport.

Spartans fall to Orofino By Don Gronning Of The Miner

OROFINO – The Priest River Spartans struggled early in their 40-14 loss to Orofino on the gridiron Friday, Sept. 30. “This was a disappointing loss, as we struggled to get on track early,” Priest River coach Shane Douglas said. He said the team made some fundamental mistakes early, which, along with some dropped passes, were too much to overcome that Friday. “We just couldn’t get it going our way,” he said. “There were four or five plays where if it just would have went our way we could have gave them a real run.” Orofino got on the board first with a five-yard run in the first quarter. They came back with another five-

yard touchdown run, still in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Orofino made a 39-yard touchdown run and the teams went to halftime with Orofino up 19-0. The Spartans and Maniacs battled through a scoreless third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Orofino picked off an Anthony Storro pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. Priest River got on the board in the fourth quarter with two big runs. Storro returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown. Orofino got in the end zone with a 31-yard run. Tommy Anselmo took the ensuing kick back 85 yards for a touchdown. Priest River is looking forward to Intermountain League play starting Friday with a homecoming game

against Kellogg. “The players know practice is over and league starts this week and we need to bring it all together to get a big win this Friday for our On Deck: Vs. Kellogg: Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

homecoming and first league win,” Douglas said. “Our main goals are wrapped around league victories and going on to state. We will prepare hard this week and hope we have a great turnout from our community to root us on this week.” In other Idaho football action, St. Maries beat Bonners Ferry 60-8, West Valley beat Kellogg 58-0 and Lakeland beat Timberlake 42-14. Priest River will have their homecoming game next week against Kellogg. That game starts at 7 p.m.

Newport girls’ soccer has split week with one win, one loss By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

Newport – Newport High School girls’ soccer had a bittersweet week with one loss to Deer Park Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4-0, and a win against Priest River Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5-3. Both were home games. Despite the lady Grizzlies’ efforts, the Deer Park Stags were able to On Deck: Vs. Colville: Thursday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m.

stay a leap ahead, using their communication to nimbly pass the ball midfield and subverting Newport’s defenses at the goal. Deer Park had 15 shots on goal, while Newport had 10. The Grizzlies goalie Jocelyn Dale-Endicott had six saves while the Stag’s keeper had eight. Newport came back

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Newport’s Rebecca Malcolm takes back the ball from Deer Park during last Tuesday’s home game.

with a vengeance Wednesday evening in their rivalry against Priest River, winning 5-3 in vigorous match. The score at half time was 2-0 with Newport’s Cydni Lewis scoring both goals in the 10th

and 12th minute.  Priest River’s stopper Jesi Huntley assisted AveryLynn Summers for a goal, yet Newport’s Lewis scored again in the 45th minute and Emily Bronkhorst found the back of Priest River’s

net in the 48th. The Spartans’ Keona Brown scored in the 56th minute off a well-placed long shot. Hannah Brengle of Priest River made a goal, See Soccer, 3B

PRIEST RIVER – It was an busy time for the Priest River Lamanna High School boys’ soccer team last week, with a loss against St. George’s Thursday, Sept. 29, two losses in back-to-back games against Orofino and Grangeville at away games Friday, Sept. 30, and a win against Dayton on the Spartan’s pitch Saturday, Oct. 1. Last Saturday, Priest River secured a victory, beating the Dayton Pirates 3-2. “We started the match with our younger, less experienced players taking the field,” says Coach Rob Lawler. “A couple miscues on defense in the first 10 minutes found us down by two. This was a great opportunity for our freshmen and a couple of our sophomore players to gain some experience and to learn how high school soccer is a different level of tactical abilities and stamina.” Unfortunately, Lawler adds, junior Kris Morey had to leave the match in the first half due to a knee injury. In the fourth minute of the first half, Dayton’s Cole John was able to drive home a goal when a wing defender was found playing too deep, allowing Cole John to remain onside deep into Spartan defensive territory. In the ninth minute John found the net again, putting Dayton up 2-0. In the 13th minute of the game, the Spartans broke through the drought On Deck: on goals with Clay Pelton Vs. St. George: Thursday, finding net off an assist Oct. 6, 6 p.m. from Gabe MacAlevy. After shifting a few players into key positions, in the 36th minute Priest River’s Cameron Bell tied the match at 2-2 for the first half. During the second half of the game in the 53rd minute Bell scored again, with an assist from Eli Davis, to give the Spartans the win. Priest River had 29 shots on goal and Dayton had 14. Spartan goalies Evan Barnes and Drayven Ayers had 13 saves, while Dayton keeper Alexus Wanlarbkum had 20 saves. Lawler says that having Gabe MacAlevy back in the lineup on Saturday after he recovered from a slight injury had an obvious impact on the rest of the team. “Winning this match and coming from behind was a good boost for this team after having so many close games through out the season that did not quite tip in our favor,” Lawler says. The Spartans scrapped hard against the Orofino Maniacs last Friday, barely losing the match 3-2. In the game’s 14th minute Priest River’s Kris Morey scored the first goal with an assist from Braden Burns and Eli Davis. Morey put the final tap on the front of the ball when a cross from Davis deflected off Burns and landed in front of Morey. The 15th minute of the first half saw Orofino’s Dashiell Tyler in a one-on-one opportunity with Priest River keeper Adam Irvine, tying the score at one to one. In the 19th minute the Spartans retook the lead with Evan Barnes heading in a corner kick from Clay Pelton. The ball sailed wide off of Barnes’ header to the far post, bouncing off the post and back into the goal. Orofino came back in the 40th minute in the second half, with Dashiell Tyler receiving a second pass off the kick off and driving to the goal. Anton Hahn of Orofino put the Maniacs ahead in the 74th minute of the game, maintaining the lead for the remainder of the match. Priest River took 29 shot son goal while Orofino had 14. Irvine had nine saves and Orofino keeper Jaden Robertson had 20 saves. Despite the loss, Priest River had to shake it off and go on to face Grangeville, where they lost 3-0. In the 27th minute, Grangeville’s Illyana Barela scored again. In the 39th minute Priest River accidentally scored in its own goal when Barnes rolled into the goal off a chipped ball, deep into the penalty box. During the second half of the game in the 76th minute, Grangeville’s Hunter Connolley finished the final score of the game, taking the Grangeville Bulldog’s to the lead. Grangeville had 28 shots on goal while Priest River had 11. Barnes had 23 saves, while Grangeville goalkeeper Ethan Bonn had 11 saves. “We struggled offensively without our full starting lineup,” Lawler says, pointing out that Priest River was missing two offensive starters for injuries and one with a college level class conflict for the doubleheader trip to Orofino. “I have no doubt with our full lineup, both of these games would have had different results,” Lawler says. “Considering we had played a full game prior to the Grangeville match, we played very well, and in many ways, I would say we played better in the second game, holding Grangeville to one legitimate goal in the 75th minute.” Priest River also suffered a defeat against St. George in an away game, 8-0, Thursday, Sept. 29. The Spartans played Bonners Ferry Tuesday evening after deadline. Results from that game will be in next week’s newspaper. Priest River will play St. George’s again Thursday, Oct. 6 at home for seniors’ night at 6 p.m.

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Soccer: Almost brought to a tie From Page 2B

assisted by Summers, tightening up the score.  The game was almost brought to a tie when Priest River’s Melissa Krampert scored, but Newport secured the final goal in the 80th and final minute when Stephanie Huang charged in to seal the Grizzlies’ win.  Newport’s goalie Lilith Hernandez

guarded her net jealously with 19 saves. The Grizzlies had 26 shots on goal. Priest River had 18 shots on goal, with their keeper, Tiara Hamberg, making 15 saves. Newport played Medical Lake Tuesday after deadline. Results from that game will be in next week’s newspaper. The Grizzlies are scheduled to play Colville in a home game Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.

Panthers: Turnovers hurt them From Page 1B

for a touchdown and Cusick found itself down 20-0. Cusick started to click, taking over inside their own 10-yard line, then driving to midfield, where Tanner Shanholtzer hit Jed Cupp with a 45-yard touchdown pass. The two-point after attempt failed. Cusick’s Colton Hansen jumped on an Inchelium fumble and the Panthers went on offense again. This time Shanholtzer hit Dylan Hendershott with a 47yard touchdown pass. Hansen rushed for the two extra points. With about 7 minutes left in the half, Cusick was within a score, at 20-14. But turnovers hampered the Panthers. They turned the ball over seven times – four interceptions and three fumbles. One of those Cusick turnovers resulted in another Inchelium touchdown. The Hornets scored again before the half was over, sending Cusick into the break trailing 36-14, down more than 20 points. “We told them they needed to pick it up or it wasn’t going to be

good,” Hendershott said of the halftime talk. Cusick played better in the third quarter, with Cupp breaking off two touchdown runs, one for 20 yards and another for 57 yards. The Panthers held Inchelium scoreless in the third quarter. Cusick started the fourth quarter trailing 36-26. “At that point we had come back from being down 10 twice,” HenOn Deck: At Columbia: Friday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.

dershott said. The Panthers made another comeback attempt, but big plays and turnovers stopped it. “I think at that point, we were out of gas,” Hendershott said. Inchelium scored on a 75-yard run, intercepted Shanholtzer and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown and finished their scoring with a 10-yard run. There were a number of highlights in the game. Hansen kept his interception streak alive by picking off an Inchelium extra point attempt. Hendershott said Brian Fisher had a breakout game in his first significant varsity action. “He went in when a

defensive end got hurt,” Hendershott said. “He got a quarterback sack and kept pressure on their quarterback. He also had two and a half tackles.” Hendershott said Mose Pierre and Caleb Ziesmer played well on the line, with Pierre having four tackles and Ziesmer getting four and a half, as well as causing a fumble. On offense, Cupp had seven carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. “That’s pretty good considering he didn’t start until the third quarter,” Hendsesrhott said. Cupp also caught a touchdown pass. Dylan Hendershott had three receptions for 57 yards and two touchdowns. “The biggest difference is they had a bunch of seniors and we had two,” Hendershott said. The lack of experience showed, along with a physical game the week before with Almira/ Coulee-Hartline. The Panthers will have another physical game next week, when they travel to Hunters for a game with Columbia Friday, Oct. 7. That game starts at 3 p.m. Cusick has a 2-2 overall record and is 0-1 in division play.

Griz: Colville up 14-0 in first quarter From Page 1B

Bagley was a problem the Grizzlies didn’t have an answer to, as he pounded them for 178 yards, a big hunk of Colville’s 300 rushing yards. Colville stayed on the ground, with 328 yards of total offense. Newport had 257 yards, but the Grizzlies threw more, with 135 passing yards. Bagley scored again a couple minutes later on another four yard run. Colville was up 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Newport got rolling late in the second quarter. Koa Pancho hit Tug Smith with a 24yard touchdown pass. Johnny Quandt kicked the extra point, filling in for Kai Thomas, who was out of town running a marathon. A couple minutes later, with 10 seconds left in the half, Pancho hit Jesse Reyes with a 55-yard touchdown pass. Quandt kicked the extra point, tying the game. But Newport couldn’t continue the momentum after the half. Bagley scored again for Colville, then Brayden Flugel scored the first of his two TDs for Colville. He ended up run-

ning for nearly 100 yards on the night. Pancho completed 10 of 19 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted once. Pancho also ran for 97 yards, Newport’s leading rusher. Pass receiving was spread around. Tug Smith caught the most. He had 37 yards and a touchdown on four catches. Danny Bradbury caught two for 20 yards and Jace Hoadley, Owen Leslie and Quandt each caught one. On defense, Rylan Hastings picked off a Colville pass. Kade Zorica led with 9.5 tackles and an assist. Bradbury had seven tackles, Pancho made six stops, Smith made five tackles, Hastings and Andrew Russell each had four, as did Robbie Owen. In other Northeast A League play last week, Deer Park beat Chewelah 20-6, Lakeside beat Freeman 20-14 and Riverside beat Medical Lake 32-0. Newport is in four-way tie for second with a 2-1 league record, behind league leading Deer Park. They are 3-2 overall. Newport travels to Riverside Friday for a game that starts at 7 p.m.

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BOWLING Wednesday, Sept. 28 Wednesday Night Loopers Team Win Loss Why Try Harder 65.5 39.5 McCroskey Defense 63.5 41.5 Woodwise 55.5 49.5 Here for the Beer 46.5 58.5 OK Lanes 46 59 Club Rio 38 67 High Scratch Game: Robert Campbell 257; High Handicap Game: Thomas Hoisington, Jr. 262; High Scratch Series: Jeff Huling 661; High Handicap Series: Glenn Miller 741; High Team Scratch Game: Club Rio 771: High Handicap game: Club Rio 882: High Team Scratch Series: Ok Lanes 2,225; High Handicap Series: Why Try Harder 2,468.

Thursday, Sept. 29 Thursday Niters Team Won Lost Plain Nasty’s 12.5 33.5 Gutter Gang 11 5 Odds & Ends 10 6 Hi-Rollers 9 7 Wilkinsin Rentals 6 10 Enforcers 3.5 12.5 High scratch game team: Odds & Ends 705; High scratch series team: Plain Nasty’s 1,918; High Handicap Game Team: Odds & Ends 853; High Handicapped Series Team: Gutter Gang 2,432; High scratch game: men, Arlo Hoisington, 226, women, Diana Hilden 194; High Scratch series: men, Randy Edgar 581, women, Diana Hilden 476; High Handicapped Game: men, Arlo Hoisington 260, women, Diane Hilden 250; High Handicapped Series: men, Arlo Hoisington 617, women, Diane Hilden 644. Split conversions: Janice Edgar 3-10, Floyde Degele 3-10, Pat Shields 4-7-10

Friday, Sept. 30 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Lost Timber Room 11 5 Pooch Parlor 10 6 EZ-Rider 10 6 O.K. Lanes 8.5 7.5 Cook ’in Turkeys 8 8 Party of Four 6.5 9.5 Gutter Gang 5 11 The No Names 2 6 High Scratch Game Team: Timber Room, 754; High Handicap Game Team: Pooch Parlor, 882; High Scratch Series Team: Timber Room 2,117; High Handicap Series Team: Pooch Parlor, 2,617; High Scratch Games: Men, Jim Hudson 245, Women, Laura O’Brien 199; High Handicap Games: Men, Gordy Cook Jr. 246, Women, Karen Batsch 252; High Scratch Series: Men, Jim Hudson 245, Women, Cathy Wagner 534; High Handicap Series: Men, Ned Florea 649, Women, Louise Slusser 684.

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Spartans: Strong in the second half From Page 1B

half time was 2-0 with Newport’s Cydni Lewis scoring both goals in the 10th and 12th minute.  Priest River came out strong in the second half and stopper Jesi Huntley assisted AveryLynn Summers for a goal, yet Newport’s Lewis scored again in the 45th minute and Emily Bronkhorst found the back of Priest River’s net in the 48th. The Spartans fighting spirit did not waver however, with Keona Brown scoring in the 56th minute off a controlled, perfectly placed long shot. To bring the score even tighter, Priest River’s Hannah Brengle scored a goal, assisted by Summers. 

Priest River almost came back to tie the game when Melissa Krampert scored, but the play was called offside in the second to last minute, only to then have Newport score the final goal in the 80th minute by Stephanie Huang to seal their win.  Priest River had 18 shots on goal, with their keeper, Tiara Hamberg, making 15 saves. Newport’s Lilith Hernandez played a tight game with 19 saves. The Grizzlies had 26 shots on goal. “Priest River played a great fighting game with Bailey Teal being especially good,” praises Fraser. “They came up big to every ball and the defensive line found their voices again besides a few miscommunica-

tions.” Coeur d’Alene Charter proved a dogged opponent for the Grizzlies last Thursday, shutting them out with a final score of 8-0. The Panthers were nothing if not consistent, scoring precisely one goal in every 10-minute block of the 80-minute game. Priest River had three shots on goal and Charter had 29. Priest River’s goalie made 18 saves while Charter made three. Priest River played Bonners Ferry Tuesday after deadline. Those results will be in next week’s newspaper. The girls’ soccer team is scheduled to play Kellogg in an away game Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

Grizzlies place 10th in CAN-AM for cross-country KETTLE FALLS – The Newport High School cross country team made their way to 10th place in the CAN-AM Invitational Saturday, Oct. 1, in Kettle Falls. The Grizzlies had an overall score of 249 out of 11 teams that competed.

No Newport runners finished in the top 10. Gracie Strangeowl finished 16th. Newport will head to Medical Lake Wednesday, Oct. 5 for the NEA-2 meet, then on to the William Johnson Invitational in Sandpoint, Saturday, Oct. 8.

s p o rt s s c o r e b o a r d FOOTBALL Northeast 1B North Division Team Republic Inchelium Columbia Cusick Selkirk Northport

League Overall 2-0 3-3 1-0 4-1 1-0 3-1 0-1 2-2 0-1 2-4 0-2 0-6

Northeast A League Team Deer Park Freeman Colville Lakeside (WA) Newport Chewelah Riverside Medical Lake

W-L 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 1-3 1-3 0-3

W-L 4-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5

Friday, Sept. 30 Colville 35, Newport 14 Newport (3-2, 2-1) 0 14 0 0 -14 Colville (3-2, 2-1) 7 7 7 14 -35 Col- Bagley 4 run (Korchenko kick) Col- Bagley 4 run (Korchenko kick) New- Reyes 13 pass from Pancho (Roca kick) New- Reyes 45 pass from Pancho (Roca kick) Col- Bagley 5 run (Korchenko kick) Col- Flugel 15 run (Korchenko kick) Col- Flugel 35 run (Korchenko kick)

Inchelium 56, Cusick 26 Cusick (2-2, 0-1) 0 14 12 0 -26 Inchelium (4-1, 1-0) 14 22 0 20 -56 Inc- Finley 50 run (pass failed) Inc- Andrews 32 pass from Erickson (Holford pass from Erickson) Inc- Lelone 4 run (Andrews pass from Erickson) Cus- Kupp 45 pass from Shanholtzer (run failed) Cus- Hendershot 47 pass from Shanholtzer (Hanson run) Inc- Lelone 48 run (Holford pass from Erickson) Inc- Finley 31 run (run failed) Cus- Kupp 20 run (run failed) Cus- Kupp 57 run (pass failed) Inc- Lelone 75 run (pass failed) Inc- Erickson 48 int (run failed) Inc- Erickson 10 run (Andrews pass from Erickson)

Columbia 48 Selkirk 0 Columbia (3-1, 1-0) 48 Selkirk (2-4, 0-1) 0 Col-Keifer 45 run (run failed) Col-Keifer 44 Int Return (McLean run) Col-McLean 30 run (Gleive run) Col-McLean 31 run (run failed) Col-#4 39 run (Gleive run) Col-#10 54 run (#10 run)

Orofino 40, Priest River 14 Priest River (1-3, 0-0) 0 0 0 14 -14 Orofino (3-2, 0-0) 12 7 0 21 -40 Oro- Zweifel 5 run (kick failed) Oro- Bretz 5 run (pass failed) Oro- Bretz 39 run (Noah kick) Oro- Noah 60 int ret (Noah kick) PR- Soro 90 punt ret (run failed) Oro- Zweifel 45 run (Noah kick) Oro- Bretz 31 run (Noah kick) PR- Soro 85 kickoff ret (Soro run)

VOLLEYBALL Northeast A League Team League Overall Lakeside (WA) 8-0 8-0 Freeman 7-1 7-1 Deer Park 6-2 6-2 Newport 4-4 5-4 Colville 4-4 4-4 Chewelah 2-6 3-6 Riverside 1-7 1-7 Medical Lake 0-8 0-8 Intermountain League Team League Overall Timberlake 5-0 7-0 Bonners Ferry 4-2 4-3

Priest River 2-2 Kellogg 0-3 Coeur d’Alene Charter 2-5

3-7 0-5 0-4

Northeast 1B North League Team League Overall Selkirk 5-0 5-0 Republic 4-1 5-1 Northport 2-3 3-4 Inchelium 1-3 2-3 Curlew 1-4 1-5 Cusick 1-4 1-5 Tuesday, Sept. 27 Wellpinit 3, Cusick 2 Cusick (1-5, 1-4) 25 25 19 20 11 -2 Wellpinit (1-5, 1-4) 21 23 25 25 15 -3 Scoring: Kills-Avla (Cus) 12, Carden-Flett (Wel) 17. Assists-Ranck (Cus) 22, Boyd (Wel) 24. Aces-Stensgar (Cus) 9, Carden-Flett (Wel) 6. Digs-Allen (Cus) 18, Salinas (Wel) 11. Blocks-Allen (Cus) 3, Carden-Flett (Wel) 3.

Selkirk 3, Valley Christian 0 Selkirk (5-0, 5-0) 25 25 25 -3 Valley Christian (3-6, 2-3) 23 16 23 -0 Scoring Kills- Sel, Dawson 10. VC, R. Alexeyenko, Tirgstad 5. Assists- Sel, Couch 11. VC, Trigstad 3. Aces- Sel, Dawson 4. VC, Ke. Pope, R. Alexeyenko 3. Digs- Sel, Avey 5. VC, Roth, Ka. Pope, 3. Blocks- Sel, Petrich 1. VC, R. Alexeyenko 3.

Bonners Ferry 3, Priest River 1 Bonners Ferry (4-3, 4-2) 25 25 20 25 -3 Priest River (3-7, 2-2) 13 21 25 18 -1 Scoring Kills-Clark (PR) 8, Wenk (BF) 18. Assists-Witter (PR) 15, Olson (BF) 14. Aces-Clark (PR) 3, Wenk (BF) 3. Digs-Gamma (PR) 16, Bateman (BF) 10. Blocks-Clark (PR) 3, Wenk (BF) 2.

Deer Park 3, Newport 1 Deer Park (6-2, 6-2) 25 21 25 25 -3 Newport (5-4, 4-4) 13 25 21 18 -1 Scoring: Kills-Allen (DP) 11, Hood (NP) 6. Assists-Carlson (DP) 20, Vaughn, Hunt (NP) 5. Aces-Nicholas (DP) 4, Hunt (NP) 3. Digs-Mataya (DP) 32, Hunt (NP) 11. Blocks-Allen (DP) 2, Pelleburg (NP) 3.

Thursday, Sept. 29 Newport 3, Chewelah 2 Chewelah (3-6, 2-6) 16 23 25 25 10 -2 Newport (5-4, 4-4) 25 25 23 23 15 -3 Scoring: Kills- Koler, Smith (Che) 9, Mercurius, Hood (New) 7. Assists- Carpenter (Che) 18, Vaughn (New) 9. Aces- Hunt (New) 7. Digs- Skok (Che) 31, Potter (New) 13. Blocks- Tunison (Che) 2, Mercurius (New) 4.

GIRLS’ SOCCER Northeast A League Team League Overall Deer Park 6-1-0 8-2-0 Medical Lake 6-1-0 7-3-0 Lakeside (WA) 4-3-0 5-3-0 Freeman 3-4-0 4-5-0 Colville 3-4-0 3-6-0 Riverside 2-5-0 4-5-0 Chewelah 0-0-0 0-0-0 Newport 0-6-0 0-7-0 Tuesday, Sept. 27 Deer Park 4, Newport 0 Deer Park (8-2, 6-1) 4 Newport (0-7, 0-6) 0

Statistics Shots - Deer Park 15, Newport 10. Saves - Deer Park Nelson 8, Newport Endicott 6. Scoring First half - 1, DP, Donaldson 26:00. 2, DP, Donaldson 49:00. Second half - 3, DP, Stark 53:00. 4, DP, Stark 68:00.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Newport 5, Priest River 3 Shots - Priest River 18, Newport 26. Saves - Priest River Hamburg 15, Newport Hernandez 19.

Thursday, Sept. 29 Priest River (3-6, 2-4) 0 Coeur d’Alene Charter (8-2, 6-2) 8 Statistics Shots - Priest River 3, Charter 29. Saves - Priest River, 18. Charter, Callister 2, Zepada 1. Scoring First half - 1, CAC, McAfee (Keith), 7:00. 2, CAC, Bartlett (Cunningham), 13:00. 3, CAC, Lehosit (Faulkner), 29:00. 4, CAC, McAfee (Bailey), 39:00. Second half - 5, CAC, Cunningham (McAfee), 43:00. 6, CAC, McAfee, 56:00. 7, CAC, Shipmna (Taylor) 60:00. 8, CAC, Faulkner (Lehosit), 72:00.

BOYS’ SOCCER Intermountain League Team League Overall Timberlake 3-0-0 6-1-0 St. Maries 3-1-1 4-3-1 Bonners Ferry 2-1-0 2-2-0 Priest River 2-5-0 2-9-0 Orofino 1-4-1 1-4-1 Thursday, Sept. 29 St. George’s 8, Priest River 0 Priest River (2-9, 2-5) 0 St. George’s (4-4, 0-0) 8 Statistics Shots - Priest River 2, St. George’s 34. Saves - Priest River, Barnes 11. St. George’s, Gallow 1. Scoring First half - 1, StG, Ward (O.Angel), 4:00. 2, StG, Ward (O.Angel), 11:00. 3, StG, Ward (C.Angel), 21:00. Second half - 4, StG, Ward (Niven), 52:00. 5, StG, O.Angel (C.Angel), 53:00. 6, StG, Rigsby (C.Angel), 61:00. 7, StG, Ward (Roll), 64:00. 8, StG, C.Angel, 72:00.

Friday, Sept. 30 Grangeville 3, Priest River 0 Priest River (2-9, 2-5) 0 Grangeville (2-2, 1-0) 3 Statistics Shots - Priest River 11, Grangeville 28. Saves - Priest River - Barnes 23, Grangeville- Bonn 11. Scoring First half -1, GV, Barela 27:00. 2, GV, Own Goal 39:00. Second half - 3, GV, Connolley 76:00.

Orofino 3, Priest River 2 Priest River (2-9, 2-5) 2 Orofino (1-4-1, 1-4-1) 3 Statistics Shots - Priest River 29, Orofino 14. Saves - Priest River - Irvine 9, Orofino Robertson 20. Scoring: First half -1, PR, Morey (Burns) 14:00. 2, Oro, Tyler 15:00. 3, PR, Barnes (Pelton) 19:00. 4, Oro, Tyler 40:00. Second half - 5, Oro, Hahn 74:00.

Saturday, Oct. 1 Priest River 3, Dayton 2 Priest River (2-9, 2-5) 3 Dayton (0-1, 0-1) 2 Statistics Shots - Priest River 29, Dayton 14. Saves - Priest River - Barnes, Ayers 13, Dayton - Wanlarbkum 20. Scoring First half - 1, Day, Cole (Helm) 4:00. 2, Day, Cole 9:00. 3, PR, Pelton (MacAlevy) 13:00. 4, PR, Bell 36:00. Second half - 5, PR Bell 53:00.


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b r i e f ly Pony up to the mic at the Playhouse NEWPORT – Open Mic Night will be held at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Friday, Oct. 7, from 7-9 p.m. People are invited to come entertain or watch. A donation of $2 is requested. The Pend Oreille Playhouse, the old Newport Eagles, is located at 236 South Union Ave., in Newport.

Music returns to Create NEWPORT – Local musicians and songwriters Stan Smith and Mila will perform in concert Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. This is the first of a series of concerts by Stan Smith and Friends, and brings together for the first time the two former hosts of Create’s popular Open Mic. These two accomplished musicians bring a wealth of material to the stage, and will perform songs, new and old, which have entertained audiences over the years. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information call 509-447-9277 Or come by CREATE 900 W. 4th Newport to purchase tickets, or at .

Drug detection presentation ‘High in Plain Sight’ Oct. 10 CUSICK – A free presentation about current alcohol and drug concealment trends and identifiers will be Monday, Oct. 10, at the Camas Center for Community Wellness. Law enforcement officer Jermaine Galloway will conduct the presentation. There will be a professional presentation/training for law enforcement, educators, prevention providers, treatment counselors, probation officers, school administrators, and parents from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A community presentation open to the general public will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A free spaghetti dinner will take place at 5 p.m. There is free childcare available starting at 6 p.m. To register before the event, call Beverly Sarles at 509-447-2401 or Ladonna Boyd at 509-413-9203.

Pend Oreille County residents to perform at MAC in Spokane SPOKANE- Randi Lithgow, front woman for popular local band Scotia Road, will take the stage with Selkirk High School music teacher Donivan Johnson and Dr. Paul Grove to perform “Play On! Shakespeare and Music,” at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) Johnston Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. Johnson will lead the audience on a musical tour of vocal and instrumental music in William Shakespeare’s plays and the numerous compositions inspired by the bard. Grove will perform three Shakespearian character sketches and accompany vocalist Lithgow to perform three songs composed by Johnson. The presentation is for all ages. A $10 donation is suggested. On Friday, Oct. 28 Johnson will be a guest on KPBX Spokane Public Radio (91.1 FM) with Verne Windham to discuss the program and share some excerpts from music influenced by Shakespeare.

Miner photo|Sophia Aldous

A two-sibling task Lola Whitehouse, 8, and her sister Scarlett, 3, rake leaves in front of their family’s house in Newport Friday, Sept. 30. Lola noted that the biggest tree with the most abundant leaves was in their backyard.

Local exchange student representatives sought LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking people to serve as area representatives in the local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United

States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure.

Area representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of

students they are supervising. There is also an opportunity for a bonus. ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures

through active participation in family, school and community life. For more information about ASSE or becoming an area representative, call the Western Regional Office at 1-800-7332773 or email

Blanchard Inn

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Lutheran Church

Friday, Oct. 7

River Arts Alliance: 10 a.m. - Various sites

Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. Oldtown Rotary Park

Oil Painting Class: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Create Arts Center

Writers Group: 2 p.m. Create Arts Center

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use front entrance, contact Barb 509 447-0775

Home and Community Educators Diamond Lake Club: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971

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

Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center

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

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

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

Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center

Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

we e k ah ead Wednesday, Oct. 5 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use front entrance, contact Barb 509 447-0775 Newport TOPS: 8:30 a.m. Hospitality House Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Computer Basics for Adults: 10 a.m. to Noon Newport Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 6 p.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park 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

Thursday, Oct. 6 Alcoholic’s Anonymous Women’s meeting: 10 a.m. - Rotary Club, Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown

Lodge: 7:30 p.m.- 600 W 4th St., Newport

Davis Lake Grange: Noon - Davis Lake Grange Story Time: 3 p.m. - Newport Library Dance Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-9466131 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 236 S. Union Ave., Newport (Former Eagles Building)

Saturday, Oct. 8 Kids Movie Club: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - Newport Library Books out Back: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown Notes: Updated Oct. 23, 2012

Sunday, Oct. 9

Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Priest River Library

Newport Youth: 4 p.m. Sadie Halstead Middle School

Story Time - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

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

Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Priest River Food Bank Open: 3-5:45 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Bingo: 6 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. - 301 E. Third St. N., Oldtown Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic

Monday, Oct. 10 Evergreen Art Association: 10 a.m. - Create Arts Center Hospitality House Senior Potluck: Noon Newport Blanchard Grange Meeting: 5:30 p.m. Blanchard Grange Habitat for Humanity: 6 p.m. - Sandifur Room, Newport Hospital Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

Tuesday, Oct. 11 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9-11:45 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center Blanchard Stitchers Quilting Group: 10 a.m. -

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

Al-Anon: Noon - American

Weavers’ Group: Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center

Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-665-5921 for sites

Where to Worship


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

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

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

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 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 208-437-0150


4912 Spring Valley Road Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. -- Sunday School (509) 447-5534


3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available 447-4121


“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


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

CATHOLIC MASSES Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. 4 p.m. Usk: Our Lady of Sorrows LeClerc Creek Rd. Sun. - 1st & 2nd - 5:30pm Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m.


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



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


754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 ‘’Contemporary Worship’’ Sun. ~ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. “Jesus Youth Church” Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032

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

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omecoming is here for Priest River Lamanna High School, which started the week off with a homecoming parade through town Monday, Oct. 3. Each class had a different theme for their float.

There is no school for Priest River students on Friday and the Homecoming Game begins at 7 p.m. See sports section for more details.

Homecoming royalty aboard the senior class float.

Posing for pictures on the Hawaiian themed ride.

Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter from the Disney themed float takes time for a sandwich before the parade.

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Valkyrie Jo Sieairra Eisler was born Aug. 3 at 4:07 a.m. to Sara and Aaron Eisler. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital, joining sibling Blade. Paternal grandparents are John Eisler and Terri Ross. Maternal grandparents are Richard Cochran and Jody Moreland.

Cruz Joseph Bento Cruz Joseph Bento was born Aug. 27, at 8:28 a.m. to Kiara and Joshua Bento. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces and measured 19 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital, joining sibling Josie. Paternal grandparents are Vance Bento and Lynnée Barsi. Maternal grandparents are Darrell Johnson and Mary Sterling.

Rylan Leseman Rylan Leseman was born Aug. 30, at 7:41 a.m. to Rachael and Dan. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital, joining sibling Hailey. See births, 10B

m o s t wa n t e d l i st Editor’s Note: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509447-3151. This is a regular section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.


Erik D. Raab, 37, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of driving with license suspended 3rd degree. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is statewide.


Danny Romero, 31, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of driving with license suspended 1st degree. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Cusick area. Extradition is statewide.


Douglas C. Brogdon, 36, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges, possession of controlled substance. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho. Jasent R. Stricker, 37, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear for child support hearing. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Elk area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho.

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. Pend Oreille County

Monday, Sept. 26 THEFT: Larsen Blvd., report of two males taking wood off complainant’s property. ERRATIC DRIVER: Newport, report of logging truck coming into county from Idaho, no plates, swerving all over road, almost wrecked three times. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 20, report of two dogs entering onto highway, one is a boxer. FOUND PROPERTY: S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of two driver licenses and 1 state of Washington service card turned in several months ago and the owners have not come to get them. VIOLATION OF ORDER: W. 1st St., report of male respondent in order drove past the complainant very slowly this morning. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Hwy. 2, complainant reports she picked up a male hitch hiking and dropped him off after she saw what she believes was a barrel of a gun wrapped up in his jacket. DISTURBANCE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of male and female arguing about them locking the keys inside their vehicle. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: W. Kelly Drive, report of male and female yelling at each other. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of white car with Calif., plates high rate of speed. ASSAULT: S. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights ANIMAL NOISE: N. Warren Ave., Newport, report of ongoing problem with barking dogs. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: W. Walnut St., Newport, report of suspicious female in bathroom possibly under the influence. PROWLER: Spring Valley Rd., complainant reports hearing people out on property.

pu blic m e eti ngs Wednesday, Oct. 5 Diamond Lake Water and Sewer: 10 a.m. - District Office, 172 South Shore Road Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Board: 3 p.m. - Sacheen Fire Station, Highway 211 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 Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

Thursday, Oct. 6 Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission Hearing: 5 p.m. - Bonner County Administrative Build-

ing, Sandpoint

Monday, Oct. 10 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Oldtown Urban Renewal District Board: 5:30 p.m. Oldtown City Hall, as needed Cusick Town Council: 6 p.m. - Cusick Community Center 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

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Port of Pend Oreille Commissioners: 9 a.m. Usk, 1981 Black Road Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. Pend Oreille County Courthouse West Bonner Library District Board of Trustees: 9 a.m. - Priest River Library Friends of the Library: Noon - Priest River Library Newport School Board: 5 p.m. - District Offices Pend Oreille County Planning Commission Hearings: 6 p.m. - Cusick Community Center

BURGLARY: Deer Valley Rd., report of occupied residence just broken into, silver four door car sped off, possibly a Buick; garage broken into, unknown how many suspect; for sure took motorcycle along with food and other items, back seat of car packed full of the items.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 WELFARE CHECK: Hwy. 2, report of male lying on side of highway wearing all black. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Scott Rd. and Hwy. 2, Newport, report of male in black lying on the side of highway. ANIMAL CRUELTY: Southshore Diamond Lake Rd., report of people at the above residence that are hoarding animals and they are sick and not being fed or cared for.

Metaline Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Town Hall

THEFT: E. 5th Ave., report of EBT card taken sometime in February and used till July. BURGLARY: W. Circle Drive, report of black mountain bike taken from the garage. THEFT: S. Union Ave., Newport, report of theft sometime in the last two or three days, items missing. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 20, report of silver Chevy pickup all over the road. WANTED PERSON: S. Garden Ave., Newport, wanted subject in lobby of superior court. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, report of vehicle vs. deer.

DISABLED VEHICLE: 4th and Union, Newport

TRESPASSING: W. Sunset Hwy., report of unwanted guest.

ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of dark maroon possibly old, beat up Buick passing unsafely and speeding.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: W. 6th, report of verbal altercation.

ARREST: Hwy. 20, Jesse David Stark-Milks, 24, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended/revoked license.

MALICIOUS MISCHEIF: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of malicious mischief at hotel.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: W. 4th St., report of vehicle parked next door for about five minutes.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 20, report of two large white dogs out running around on highway and now in another neighbor’s yard.

MISSING PERSON: Tule Rd., Cusick, report of 70-year-old male missing after issues with boat. MALICIOUS MISCHEIF: Coyote Trail, Newport, report of mailbox damaged. ANIMAL NOISE: Hwy. 20, Newport, report of neighbor’s dogs barking for over an hour. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 20, report of large black animal deceased in the roadway.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 FRAUD: LeClerc Rd N. ERRATIC DRIVER: LeClerc Rd. N., report of a Ford Taurus driving erratically. ATTEMPT TO LOCATE: Hwy. 211, report of attempt to locate wanted person. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. 7th St., report of someone that took a concrete block from complainant’s driveway. MALICIOUS MISCHEIF: Coyote Trail, Newport, report that someone destroyed complainant’s mailbox. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Levi D. Hass, 23, Spokane, was arrested on a local warrant. THREATENING: Bud Porter Rd., report of male and female at residence screaming and making threats. DISTURBANCE: Rocky Gorge Rd., report of female lying in roadway, other subjects around arguing. ACCIDENT: Kings Lake Rd., report that motorhome rolled off roadway onto its side. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: Westside Calispel Rd., third party report of burning garbage smell in the area, unknown source. ARREST: McKenzie and Bennett Rd., Jason Dewayne Kezele, 35, Usk was arrested for driving under the influence.

DRUGS: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights

Bonner County Democrats: 6:30-8 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint


SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: LeClerc Rd. N., report of door to residence open, complainant just got home.

Laclede Water District: 7:30 p.m. - Laclede Community Hall

West Bonner Water and Sewer District: 6:30 p.m. Oldtown City Hall

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL: Antiquity Rd., report of female having her neck twisted by husband.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Apling Lane, report of someone spiking the access road with nails.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: Buffalo Lane, report of subjects arguing.

Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed Control Board: 2 p.m. - Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Newport

JUVENILE PROBLEM: Railroad, report of kids playing in abandoned school, broken windows.

ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of hatchback car swerving, complainant is in front of vehicle in blue F150.

Metaline Falls Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Falls Town Hall

Pend Oreille Conservation District Board: 9:30 a.m. - Newport Post Office Building

ant’s second home had door open, did not notice anything missing or moved, yet requests to speak to a deputy.

THEFT: Hwy. 31, report of theft from two subjects out of the locker room.

West Bonner Library Board: 7 p.m. - Priest River Library

Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - E. 100 Circle Drive, Newport

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ACCIDENT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of hit and run.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. 1st St., complainant reports seeing bright flash and then heard loud explosion.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Spring Hill Rd., complainant reports subjects are at residence tapping on windows and shining lights into windows.

Thursday, Sept. 29 INFORAMTION: Hwy. 31, principal reported alcohol brought to school. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Telephone Rd. E., received cashier’s check for over the amount that he was selling items for and was told to give other amount to movers. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: S. Garden Ave., report of inmate moving metal to another location, possibly for dangerous weapon. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Elu Beach Rd., complain-

Friday, Sept. 30

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Rosemary Rd., report of silver Ford Windstar parked off roadway tucked into the trees. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, Steven M. Gervasi, 25, of Sandpoint was arrested on a local warrant and two felony warrants. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Hwy. 31, report that someone wrote all over walls in men’s bathroom. DISORDERLY: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of subject cited for disorderly conduct. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PYHSICAL: Conklin Meadows Rd. DISABLED VEHCILE: Hwy. 20, report of disabled vehicle, hood up, unoccupied. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Deer Valley Rd., complainant reports hearing screaming coming from vacant home. DISTURBANCE: Copper Landing, report of an argument. TRESPASING: W. Kelly Drive, report of male who was asked to leave earlier returned, but has now left. THEFT: S. Calispel Ave., Newport, report of bicycle stolen this afternoon. DRUGS: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of possible drug activity. POSSIBLE DUI: Bead Lake Rd. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of vehicle with one headlight out, swerving all over the road. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: LeClerc Rd. N., report of vehicle at end of road unoccupied.

Saturday, Oct. 1 DRUGS: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report that subject allowed for security to do a bag check and subject had two meth pipes. WANTED PERSON: Veit Rd., Robert W. Cline, 24, of Newport was arrested on local warrants. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of subject sleeping in vehicle. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Sullivan Lake Rd., report of neighbor’s cow on property ongoing issue. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report that male subject gave false ID. ILLEGAL BURNING: Fertile Valley Rd., report of illegal burning. DISABLED VEHICLE: LeClerc Rd. S. TRESPASSING: Trestle Rd. N., complainant reports he has pictures of vehicle on his property that shouldn’t be there. CITIZEN DISPUTE: Eagle Way, report of verbal argument with neighbor. ATTEMPT TO LOCATE: Vista Drive, report of attempt to locate wanted subject.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: Hwy 41, report of loud diesel pickup, female yelling and screaming with male. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Wakefield Rd., report of hearing someone moving around outside. ACCIDENT: Horseshoe Lake Rd., report of white 1997 Dodge pickup drove off the road, female says legs are hurting. AGENCY ASSIST: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of an agency assist looking for female from domestic violence incident. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: Davis Lake Rd., report of male and female yelling.

Sunday, Oct. 2 ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report of Chevy Silverado truck went off the road and airbags deployed. FIRE SMOKE ONLY: Hwy. 2 and Kirkpatrick, report of large plume of black smoke in the area, possibly east side of highway. TRESPASSING: W. Walnut St., Newport, out with subject that is trespassed from location. CIVIL: Beeman Rd., Usk, report of complainant concerned for her safety because husband is angry. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 211, report of silver Ford Raptor PU speeding and passing in no passing zones. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Bud Porter Rd., Ione, report of domestic violence, physical. CIVIL: W. Pine St., Newport, report of unwanted male in residence. JUVENILE PROBLEM: W. 6th Ave., report of female screaming for help. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: LeClerc Rd. N., Cusick, complainant reporting family member received clown email. West Bonner County

Monday, Sept. 26 SEX OFFENSE: Hoo Doo Mountain Rd., Priest River

Tuesday, Sept. 27 SEX OFFENSE: Curtis Creek Rd., Priest River TRESPASSING: Gold Cup Mountain Rd., Priest River NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, Oldtown

Wednesday, Sept. 28 BUSINESS/RESIDENTIAL ALARM: Selkirk Way, Oldtown MARINE INCIDENT: E. Pearl Shore, Coolin

Thursday, Sept. 29 NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: E. Settlement Rd. and Hwy. 2, Priest River RECKLESS DRIVING: Hwy. 2, Priest River DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Skyhawk Drive, Spirit Lake ARREST: Lodgepole Lane, Oldtown, Katherine Clay, 55, Oldtown was arrested for Domestic Battery, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia. RECOVERED STOLEN PORPERTY: E. 4th St. N., Oldtown

Friday, Sept. 30 BURGLARY: Hoo Doo Mountain Rd., Priest River TRESPASSING: Satchel Drive, Spirit Lake CONTROLLED SUSBSTANCE: Ediah Rd., Spirit Lake ACCIDENT, HIT AND RUN: Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Hwy. 2, Oldtown, a 56-year-old male from Oldtown was cited and released for driving with a suspended license. DUI, ALCOHOL OR DRUGS: Blanchard-Elk Rd., Blanchard, Johnny Pankoke, 37, Blanchard, was arrested for driving under the influence. FRAUD: Forest Way, Blanchard

Saturday, Oct. 1 ARREST: E. Jefferson Ave., Priest River, Jazmin R. Hester, 19, Priest River was arrested for obstructing and battery on a law enforcement officer. THEFT OF PROPERTY: W. Lakeshore Rd., Priest River SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CICUMSTANCE: Hwy. 41 and S. State Ave., Oldtown

Sunday, Oct. 2 No reportable incidents

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Operations Planning Engineer The District is seeking a qualified individual that will be responsible for the technical assessment of the interconnected transmission and distribution systems during normal and emergency conditions in order to maintain system reliability. This position will recommend actions to the system operators based on these assessments in the effort to meet NERC requirements. Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities: • Performs real-time transmission system assessments using computer based models and real-time data • Performs operational planning assessments of the transmission system using software models for next-day studies • Performs transmission and distribution outage studies using power flow software and other engineering tools • Performs seasonal planning analysis and coordinates with regional utilities • Reviews operational planning horizon studies and develops mitigation plans to maintain appropriate system operating limits • Evaluates assessments and makes recommendations to Operations staff regarding operating plans in normal and emergency conditions • Responds to after-hours requests for technical support and studies • Acts as subject matter expert and assists in writing regulatory-based procedures and policies • Assists in the preparation of switching instructions • Provides assistance with blueprint redlines and record revisions waiting for review. Review drawings for accuracy with operators and discuss contingency plans. Prepare reports, charts, memoranda, and correspondence describing findings and proposed solutions. • Reviews Substation Control Schemes for accuracy and contingency scenarios. Review and assess new schemes for sound engineering application. Assist during the Test and Energization (T&E) process of relays and the high voltage AC equipment in which it interfaces. • Performs preliminary engineering analyses on large and complicated projects, incorporating knowledge of research and development activities and technological advances in compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) regulations. Establish, maintain, and apply interpersonal relationships and communication with a wide variety of personnel to accomplish effective work products. Coordinate with related groups, and integrate many design changes or major equipment alterations • Works with Engineering and Production personnel to identify system improvement projects based on observations made during system assessments • Works with District Production, Engineering, Operations, and IT personnel to ensure the safe, secure, and reliable operation of the District’s SCADA systems • Works with District staff to develop NERC related procedures and policies. Assist in developing training, maintenance, and testing programs to support NERC related requirements • Provides technical support to the District Production, Engineering, Operations, and IT staff related to SCADA, automation, communication, and electrical systems • Travel/unusual working conditions: Attend local and regional meetings as required. May be required to work beyond regular workday and provide technical support during system or equipment outages • Perform other duties as assigned A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other equivalent discipline and a minimum 5 years’ experience in electrical utility engineering is required. Professional Engineer’s license or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer’s License within a prescribed time is preferred. An employment application and detailed job description are available at Please complete the online application, including a resume, cover letter and salary requirements. If preferred, you can email an application, along with a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to:; or, mail application materials to P.O. Box 190, Newport WA 99156 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2016. Starting rate of pay DOQ; excellent benefit package Should you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Lloyd Clark (HR Manager) via email at The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Pend Oreille PUD General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County is a publicly owned municipal corporation organized under the laws of the State of Washington. The primary purpose of the PUD is the efficient generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. The PUD serves the residents of Pend Oreille County and operates on revenues from the sales of its utility services. This position serves as the PUD’s in house legal counsel and compliance officer, providing legal counsel to the District, its Board of Commissioners, and the management team, in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Governance Policy of the District, and overseeing the internal reliability compliance program. Responsibilities include providing professional, accurate, objective and timely legal advice on local, state, and federal laws, contract issues, regulations and litigation, consistent with the professional obligations of public attorneys. This position will also provide guidance on the administration of the PUD’s public contracts. This position typically requires ten (10) years of experience in the practice of law. Experience in a senior level position providing legal counsel in Washington State as a supervising attorney, City Attorney, or General Counsel to a municipal corporation in Washington State is preferred. A Doctor of Jurisprudence is required and also an active membership in the Washington State Bar Association with required continuing legal education. Advanced knowledge and experience in the following areas of practice is preferred: municipal; contract and general business; environmental; energy; regulatory matters; public finance; and reliability and regulatory compliance matters. Litigation management/support experience is helpful. An employment application and detailed job description are available at Please complete the online application, including a resume, cover letter and salary requirements. If preferred, you can email an application, along with a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to:; or, mail application materials to P.O. Box 190, Newport WA 99156 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2016. Starting rate of pay DOQ; excellent benefit package Should you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Lloyd Clark (HR Manager) via email at The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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2016344 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON YA R D S A L E S IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF All yard sales are STEVENS in the Hot Box, NO: 2016-4-00121-7 last page of Sec- PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS tion A.(49-tf) (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Classified Ads Now KIM L. DICKINSON, in Full Color Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as PerCARS & TRUCKS sonal 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 Just add $500 for a colored picture 2008 TOYOTA RAV4, 53,000 miles, red, 4WD, automatic, cruise, tachometer, 4 speakers, AM/FM/CD, PW, PM PDL, rear window defrost, car seat anchors, large cargo area, perfectly maintained, immaculate, $14,000. 208-888-3355.


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Continued from 7B the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or their Attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the latter of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the Creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four (4) months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Personal Representative: Michael W. Ford Attorney for Personal Representative: Dennis W. Clayton | WSBA #7464 Clayton Law Firm, PLLC Address for Mailing or Service: 287 E. Astor Avenue

P.O. Box 269 Colville, WA 99114-0269 Probate Cause Number: 2016-400121-7 Court of Probate Proceedings: Stevens County Superior Court 215 S. Oak Street #206 Colville, Washington 99114 Published in The Newport Miner on September 21, 28, and October 5, 2016. (34-3) ____________________________ 2016345 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY NO. 16-4-00047-2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of EDITH CASIMIRA FONTAINE, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be


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barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: September 21, 2016 /s/Denise M. Mallinson Denise M. Mallinson, Personal Representative Denise Stewart Attorney at Law PLLC PO Box 301 Newport, WA 99156 (509) 447-3242

2016347 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE NO. 16-4-00050-2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW.11.40.030 In the Estate of: PAUL KENNETH REYNOLDS, Deceased The individual named below has been appointed as executor of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time of this claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving or mailing to the executor or the executor’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of thirty days after the personal

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Continued from 8B representative served or mailed the notice to the creditors as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: September 21, 2016 Personal Representative: Roberta

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Ward Attorney for Executor: Linda Mathis Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 1440 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner on September 21, 28 and October 5, 2016. (34-3) ____________________________ 2016349 PUBLIC NOTICE P ublic H earing The Town of Cusick will hold a preliminary budget hearing for the 2017 budget to consider capital improvement projects, staffing needs and an increase in water and sewer rates at the regular scheduled council meeting on October 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  All interested citizens are invited to attend. /s/Charlotte Yergens, Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Cusick Published in The Newport Miner on September 28 and Oct 5, 2016. (35-2) ____________________________ 2016350 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hospital District #2 will hold a Public Hearing October 10th, 3:30pm for the purpose of finalizing the Year 2017 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 on September 28 and October 5, 2016. (35-2) ____________________________ 2016351 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING IN PROBATE NO. 16-4-05075-9 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 Estate of ROCKY ARTE STEPHENS,

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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: October 5, 2016 Personal Representative: LISA ANN VINCENT Attorney for Personal Representative: Nicholas S. Marshall, WSBA #47042 Address for Mailing or Service: 801 2nd Ave; Ste 1110 Seattle, WA 98104 Court of Probate Proceedings and Cause No.: King County Superior Court Cause No. 16-4-05075-9 SEA Published in The Newport Miner on October 5, 12, and 19, 2016. (36-3) ____________________________ 2016353 PUBLIC NOTICE N otice of A pplication Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on Sept. 22, 2016, receive a complete Conditional Use Permit/Vacation Rental Application from Ken & Shannon Sheckler, and did on Sept. 23, 2016 issue a Determination of Completeness for “Timber River Ranch”. Location: Within Sect. 32, T32N, R45E WM, Parcel #453232409001., Newport, WA 99156. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 418 S. Scott Ave, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Community Development Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than Oct. 20th, 2016. The Pend Oreille County Community Development Director will make a decision on this proposal after the required comment period. Dated: Sept. 28th, 2016 Published in The Newport Miner on October 5, 2016. (36) ____________________________ 2016355 PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE: That Seattle City Light of Seattle, WA on August 29, 2016 under Application No. S3-30771, filed for a Short-Term Permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Sullivan Creek and Mill Pond Reservoir in the amount of 18 cubic feet per second, for nonconsumptive riparian and salmonid habitat restoration and enhancement by means of reservoir sediment mobilization by water jetting during and immediately after the removal of mill pond dam. There will be four points of diversion, two within the NW ¼ of Section 30, Township 39N. , Range 44 E.W.M., and two within the NE ¼ of Section 25, Township 39N, 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 12, 2016. STATE OF WASHINGTON

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DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY WATER RESOURCES PROGRAM – ERO PO BOX 47611 OLYMPIA, WA 98504-7611 Published in The Newport Miner on October 5 and 12, 2016. (36-2) ____________________________ 2016356 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION The last date to register online, through the mail, transfer or update an existing registration is Monday, October 10th. First time voters may register in person until 4:30 pm Monday, October 31st at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office, 625 W 4th Street, Newport. Pend Oreille County is a vote by mail County. A ballot will be mailed to each active registered voter in Pend Oreille County October 1921. Please contact the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office at 509-4476472 if you did not receive a ballot or you need a replacement ballot. Voters requiring assistance: Election ballots, registration forms, voting assistance for elderly and disabled persons, and other election or voter registration information are available at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office. Call 509-447-6472, or visit Persons may also register to vote online at General Election Ballot will include: STATE MEASURES Initiative Measure No. 1433 Initiative Measure No. 1464 Initiative Measure No. 1491 Initiative Measure No. 1501 Initiative Measure No. 732 Initiative Measure No. 735 Advisory Vote No. 14 HB 2768 Advisory Vote No. 15 HB 2778 Senate Joint Resolution No. 8210 FEDERAL – PARTISAN OFFICE President and Vice President of the United States U.S. Senator U.S. Representative District 5 WASHINGTON STATE – PARTISAN OFFICE Governor Lt. Governor Secretary of State State Treasurer State Auditor Attorney General Commissioner of Public Lands Superintendent of Public Instruction (Nonpartisan office) Insurance Commissioner State Legislative Representative * District 7 Pos. 1 State Legislative Representative * District 7 Pos. 2 *Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens PEND OREILLE COUNTY County Commissioner Position 1 Partisan office County Commissioner Position 3 Partisan office PUD Commissioner Position 3 Nonpartisan office JUDICIAL – NONPARTISAN OFFICE State Supreme Court Justice Position 1 State Supreme Court Justice Position 5 State Supreme Court Justice Position 6 State Superior Court Judge Position 1 State Superior Court Judge Position 2 LOCAL MEASURES TOWN OF CUSICK Proposition No. 1 – Levy Lid Lift for Fire and Emergency Medical Services Proposition No. 2 – Annexation into Pend Oreille County Fire 4 PEND OREILLE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 Proposition No. 1 – Permanent Lid Lift Levy for Maintenance and Operation Proposition No. 2 – Emergency Medical Service Levy PEND OREILLE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 4 Proposition No. 1 - Emergency Medical Service Property Tax Levy Proposition No. 2 – Annexation of Town of Cusick into Fire District No. 4 PEND OREILLE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 5 Proposition No. 1 - Permanent Lid Lift Levy to fund Operations and Maintenance SACHEEN LAKE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT Proposition No. 1 – One Year Excess Levy for Maintenance and Operation The Canvassing Board of Pend Oreille County will convene as a Continued on 10B


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2017 Newport Rodeo Queen

Public Meeting Notification

Removal & Replacement of SH 41, Burlington Northern RR BR, Bonner Co, Bridge #14255 Tues. Oct 18th • 4-7pm Oldtown Visitor Center / Rotary Park 68 Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) values your opinion and is inviting residents of both of both Washington and Idaho to attend a public meeting for the proposed project.

Keeping the family tradition alive, Jalin Earl was named 2017 Newport Rodeo Queen. Several family members have been rodeo royalty and the Earl family has been involved with the Newport Rodeo for decades. Earl is pictured on the left with current 2016 Newport Rodeo Queen Mary Jane Lowry. Lowry will present Earl her crown during a coronation.

ITD is proposing the removal and replacement of the existing bridge structure, which spans the BNSF railroad, located on SH-41 at approximately MP 38.71, in both Bonner County, Idaho and Pend Oreille County, Washington. The bridge structure and centerline of the SH-41 roadway is located on the Idaho/Washington state line within the limits of the proposed project, with portions of the existing roadway and bridge located in both states.

The open house meeting will provide the public with the opportunity to review and comment on initial bridge and roadway layout and design. The projects projected timeline; environmental process; and cursory estimate of Right-of-Way acquisition will also be exhibited. The public is invited to attend the open house anytime between 4 and 7 p.m., review the materials and comment on the proposed project or provide additional information for the Department to consider. ITD and Consultant staff will be available to answer your questions and review the proposal with you. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this meeting should notify ITD Staff at 600 W Prairie Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 - Phone # (208) 772-1202, at least three working days prior to the meeting.

Courtesy photo|Johnna Fitzmorris

D I S T R I C T C O U RT The following people had their cases resolved in Pend Oreille County District Court. Phil Van de Veer is the Pend Oreille County District Court Judge.

July 13 Ralph Hanson, 38, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended) 60 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,000 suspended) for driving under the influence, $2,200 total fees and fine. Linda Holmes, 52, was sentenced to 14 days in jail for a probation violation. Thomas Shelgren, 22, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) 24 months probation and eight hours community service and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended license, $293 total fees and fine. Nicholas Sjostrom, 30, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended) and 24 months probation for

third degree theft and 15 days in jail for criminal solicitation; a charge of first-degree criminal trespass was dismissed; $293 total fees. Dean Smith, 48, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) 12 months probation and fined $1,000 ($750 suspended) for violation of a no contact order, $943 total fees and fine. James Wilson, 24, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (50 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended licensed and sentenced to 40 days in jail for third degree driving with a suspended license; $379 total fees and fine.

July 20 Karen Comer, 63, was sentenced to 364 days in jail, 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,500 suspended) for reckless driving, $905 total fees and fine.

Nicole Love, 40, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 days suspended), and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended) for third degree driving with a suspended license, $443 total fees and fine.

July 27 Crystal Berry, 30, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (350 suspended) 24 months probation for third degree theft; $193 total fees. Rochelle Drosche, 23, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (350 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($5,000 suspended) for third degree theft: $323 total fees and fine. Dustin Pelican, 37, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for use of drug paraphernalia, $86 fee. Ashley Shelgren, 26, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,750 suspended), $1,536 total fee and fine.

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Benjamin Levi Jackson Benjamin Levi Jackson was born Sept. 7 at 11:52 a.m. to Alissa Jackson. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Thomas Jackson and Shashana Palcynsky.


The proposed project will include replacement of the existing bridge with a wider bridge that extends the three lane section across the bridge to match the existing roadway section to the north and south. The project will also include roadway and sidewalk improvements between 4th Street and 1st Street. Minor Right-of-Way acquisitions is anticipated.


Aviyana Marie Martin Aviyana Marie Martin was born Aug. 30, at 4 a.m. to Debra Powell and Nathan Martin. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital, joining siblings William, Alex and Peytyn. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Louisa Marrs. Maternal grandmother is Jackie Walker.


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Deegan Edward Trudeau Deegan Edward Trudeau was born Sept. 16 at 2 a.m. to Dana Bennett and Travis Trudeau. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10.5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length, joining siblings Sophia, Hanalee, Dalton, Dawson and Billy. Paternal grandparents are Edward and Laurie Trudeau. Maternal grandparents are Neil Bennett and Diane Hilton.

Emmett Lee Allemand Emmett Lee Allemand was born Sept. 23, at 7:35 p.m. to Missy and Dayton Allemand. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital, joining sibling Addison. Paternal grandparents are Kerry and Lori Allemand. Maternal grandparents are John and Debbie Adrian.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported to your local WSU Extension Office.

Continued from 9B public meeting in the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office at 625 W 4th Street, Newport, as follows: November 29th at 9:00am- Canvass Board meeting; the official certification will be signed at this meeting.

Dated at Newport, Washington, this 30th day of September, 2016. Marianne Nichols, County Auditor of Pend Oreille County and Ex-officio Supervisor of Elections. Published in The Newport Miner on October 5, 2016. (36)