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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Volume 109, Number 37 | 2 Sections, 24 Pages


Merrill resigns as county commissioner

Extreme sports to biomass?

Planning group releases list of possible uses once mine shuts down



NEWPORT – The chairwoman of the Pend Oreille County commission resigned her position halfway through her second term. Laura Merrill is leaving the county commission to take a job with the Washington State Association of Counties, she announced in an email to county employees and others Friday morning, Oct. 12. She also told MINER PHOTO|DON GRONNING them her last day would County commission chairwoman Laura Merrill be Oct. 30. on the job Monday. She resigned her position This set in motion a to work for the Washington State Association scramble by the county of Counties. Republican party to find commission will select somea replacement to serve the one to fill the position until the remainder of this year to adopt next general election, he said, a budget and negotiate pending in November 2013. The elected union contracts. The person person will serve out the term, appointed by the commissionwhich expires at the end of ers will serve until the next 2014. Then the seat is up for general election, in November election again. 2013. Nominees must be registered With two seats up and to vote in District 2, which is incumbent John Hankey not mostly the Newport area but running for re-election it could also includes Dalkena and Deer mean three new commissionValley. ers are seated in January if Pend Oreille County RepubDiane Wear isn’t re-elected. lican Party chairman Norris Merrill is a Republican, Boyd said that the 14 current so the Pend Oreille County Precinct Committee Officers Republican Party will submit will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23 at three names to the county the American Legion in Cusick commission for her replaceto vote on who to put forward. ment, county prosecutor Tom Metzger said. The county SEE MERRILL, 2A


METALINE FALLS – The Pend Oreille Mine community based planning group released a list of possible ways to use the Teck America property after the mine shuts down permanently at Metaline Falls. Ideas range from a biomass facility to an extreme sports complex. The planning group met Oct. 4. Maul Foster Alongi, the consulting firm working with the Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council on the project, reviewed the work done so far by the planning group and narrowed the list of possibilities. The EDC is administering the $190,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology to pay for MFA’s services. The mine is currently in a temporary shutdown, waiting for the zinc market to recover. Eventually, however, the mine will shut down permanently once all resources are exhausted. At that point, this working group is devising a plan to develop the land into something that retains the jobs lost by the closure, increase local tax revenue and train and hire local workers, if possible. They want to do that while respecting the rural character and natural assets of the area and integrating reuse


A colorful morning walk A group of friends enjoys the sun fall colors on a morning walk down Spruce Street in Newport Tuesday, Oct. 16. Karen Rothstrom, left, Carleen Hopkins and Virginia make it their morning routine to walk together. They’ve had fairly warm weather lately, in between some rain early this week. The forecast calls for rain over the weekend and highs in the 40s.


County candidates talk budget, economy, property rights ||


Diane Wear



Karen Skoog


Age: 61 Residence: Sacheen Lake Occupation: Pend Oreille County commissioner


Steve Kiss


1. How would you balance the county budget? “We’ve directed the elected (officials) and department heads not to increase their budget by more than 3 percent,” Wear said. The county cut about 15 percent from the budget last year, she said. This year the county commissioners gave the departments the bottom line, which included the 3 percent increase, and let them manage. “They’ve been pretty good about doing that,”

1. How would you balance the Skoog county budget? Skoog said she would do everything she can to encourage growth of the tax base to generate revenue for the county. With that, there wouldn’t be need for a road levy shift. She said her priority is road maintenance. She’s heard from constituents that they want good roads and they want their investments protected. She feels the county can find another way to come up with money to



|| Garden Avenue building denied grant NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County officials had hoped a state grant would help upgrade the vacant county building on Garden Avenue, but they learned last week the state’s Community Economic Revitalization Board did not selected the project for funding. Local officials want to move county offices, possibly community development and the economic development council, into the 1974 brick building. Commissioners decided to vacate the Northeast Tri-County Health District that was renting the building, but an architect’s study showed it needed to be brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act code, and the roof and heating system needed repairs before county offices could move in. The project will take about a half million dollars, and

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

the county applied for that amount, the maximum award. Public works director Sam Castro said the CERB board didn’t say why the project was denied, but there are many projects competing for funds. He doesn’t see any other funding prospects at this point, but the project will be on the capital projects list should future funding opportunities arise.

Liquor transition impacts city budget NEWPORT – Newport city staff are making preparations to balance the 2013 annual budget. At a revenue hearing during Monday night’s council meeting, clerk Nickole Schutte explained how privatization of the state’s liquor business might impact the budget. Next year, all the liquor excise tax that would normally be distributed to local governments will go to the


Age: 59 Residence: Ione Occupation: Real estate Kiss

1. How would you balance the county budget? With everyone struggling in this economy, Kiss said he would not want to raise taxes. The key, he said, is to plan ahead three, five or seven years down the road to see what kind of expenses are going to come up. If they see that the roof is going to need repair in a few years, he gave as an example, the county could start SEE KISS, 9A



Tim Ibbetson


Age: 48 Residence: Elk Occupation: Volunteer grassroots leader



1. How would you balance the Ibbetson county budget? Ibbetson acknowledges that balancing the budget is a very difficult issue. “We’re just going to have to be extra diligent,” he said. Ibbetson said the county has to prioritize spending and ask department heads to meet certain benchmarks, to tighten their belts and not force the commissioners to do it for them. A carryover each year helps the county balance



state’s general fund. That means about $10,000 per year for Newport. For the next year, Schutte budgeted no income from excise tax. The city usually gets about $12,000 in liquor profits, but Schutte budgeted for half that amount in the coming year. Mayor Shirley Sands said they will be pushing the Washington Association of Cities to lobby for more of that money coming back to the city. Liquor went private June 1. According to a survey of police chiefs by the Association of Washington Cities, in the first three months of private liquor sales sellers are complying well, but there’s been an increase in crime. A total 63 percent of officers reported that liquor theft is up and 30 percent said there is more alcohol related crime near grocery stores.

Grant awarded for Sullivan Lake roadwork METALINE FALLS – The Pend Oreille County road department was awarded a $95,000 grant to repair the gabion wall that retains the rocky slope along Sullivan Lake Road. The money comes from the Colville National Forest Resource Advisory Committee. The Sullivan Lake corridor has three separate segments of the retaining walls, spanning 30 to 50 feet. The plan is to re-establish a retaining wall through that entire 200-foot section of road, explained public works director Sam Castro. Survey crews started the initial work last week. That information will be used in the design phase, to take place over the winter and spring months. Construction is slated for next season. Once complete, the wall should be good for the next 100 years, Castro said.



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BOISE – Idaho voters will decide on three educational propositions on the November ballot. Propositions 1, 2 and 3 are veto referendums filed in response to laws proposed by superintendent of public instruction Tom Luna and approved by the 2011 state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter. Prop 1 concerns negotiations between teachers and local school boards. If approved, it would

require all contract negotiations occur in open, public meetings and would also focus those contracts solely on salaries and benefits. This would remove negotiations over other policies such as schedules and calendars, grading policies, disciplinary actions and student-teacher contact time. These policies would be set by the school board, independent of contract negotiations. Those opposed to Prop 1 say it takes away the voice of those who know students best – the teachers. “I’ve read this bill through from the first page to the last. And as I went through the bill, it became more and more apparent to me that this is a very mean spirited bill,” said Rep. Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls.

“It goes beyond bashing unions. It bashes teachers, and that to me is not a good direction to go. It turns teachers into powerless pawns of the political system.” Prop 1 also ties at least 50 percent of teacher and administrator evaluations to how students are performing academically. It repeals a program that paid retirement bonuses to teachers, and phases out lifetime contracts or tenure. It eliminates the practice of firing the last teacher hired when reductions-in-force are necessary due to declining enrollment. Prop 1 prevents teachers from negotiating with school administrators about anything except wages and benefits. It makes it illegal

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PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River City Council is now leading the city’s urban renewal agency after the dissolution of the URA committee this month. The council held its first meeting Monday night, prior to their regular council meeting, acting as committee members rather than council members. Mayor Jim Martin said the urban renewal committee, chaired by Greg Snow, was having a difficult time meeting on a regular basis, hadn’t passed an official budget and was behind on some debt. Urban renewal districts are funded through tax-increment financing. As property values rise within the district, the increased taxes are used to fund the district, rather than increasing the tax dollars other districts, such as fire districts, receive. Priest River’s URD was formed in 2007 on a 10-year plan that

was expected to pool nearly $21 million worth of city improvement projects. Once the 10 years is up, or all projects are completed, which ever comes first, the district will disband and each entity will receive its allocation of left over funding. Martin said there’s about five and a half years left of the district. The committee was supposed to be meeting on a regular schedule but hadn’t met in months, Martin said. The committee will now meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, just prior to the regular city council meetings. The URD is supposed to have an annual budget published in the newspaper of record and a public hearing, which also hadn’t been done. City clerk Laurel Knoles and Martin worked on gathering all the district’s financial information and put together a tentative budget that will soon be published. A public hearing will follow. Martin said state law allows the city council to step in and

take over urban renewal districts. The council operates as a committee, though, not in the official capacity of the city council. One member of the committee will be elected chairman. The URA is not in the middle of any projects, currently, Martin said. Its biggest accomplishment to date is a new park on the corner of High and Main streets in downtown Priest River where a pizza restaurant used to stand before it burned down. Martin said the URA still owed the Priest River Development Corporation about $14,000 for the park property and Avista Utilities for power to the park. “We’re trying to get those things figured out,” Martin said. For the future, Martin said he and councilman Rob Perkins have discussed forming a downtown improvement plan. Local businesses would be consulted to find out what is wanted and needed downtown in the way of trees, sidewalks, etc.

SPORTS | Attendees ranked 21 uses FROM PAGE 1

with the approved cleanup plan. Some factors helped narrow the list of possibilities. For example, Teck will not relinquish the legal ownership of the ground underneath the property. This narrowed the post mining potential uses, such as underground storage, etc. The meeting attendees Oct. 4 ranked the 21 potential uses on the list based on what they think the community desires. They also suggested exploration of a recycling facility and a brewery as alternative possibilities. The top seven vote getters represented 78 percent of the group’s support. A biomass or bio-fuels facility was supported by 14 percent, followed by “adventure” or extreme sports complex, 12 percent; specialty building products, 11 percent; specialized ammunition manufacturing, 11 percent; specialized machining and metal fabricating, 11 percent; outward bound training for disadvantaged young adults, 10 percent; and base camp for area outdoor recreation activities, 9 percent. This list was very similar to the list suggested by MFA. The differences between the two lists were discussed with mine shop attendees and four options were selected for additional market and feasibility analysis. The “bio-mass to biofuels” facility describes a new technology presently under study and development. The project entails a multi-step process; which first MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER


gathers unused (or unusable) forest and miscellaneous wood waste (bio-mass) for conversion into engineered pellets, or feedstock. Next, the feedstock is utilized in a proprietary process, which transforms the wood pellets into isobutanol. The isobutanol is then transported to a refinery where the isobutanol is processed into aviation fuel for use by the military. The process is extremely price sensitive, according to the work group. A third party study team is presently undertaking a multistate siting process and Metaline Falls is a candidate area for the first phases of the manufacturing process according to a statement from the group. Specialized project manufacturing includes such things as new innovative building components, specialized ammunition production, industrial products created through metal forging and milling, recreational equipment for outdoor sports and activities common to the geographic region, such as mountain climbing, hunting, cross-country skiing, etc. The analysis and discussion centered on the area’s natural assets for manufacturing such as availability of power (and rates compatible to heavy use), the low cost of worker housing, the availability of industrial application buildings and facilities, and finally, nearby rail transportation. There is potential for the creation of a destination outdoor

and adventure sports complex ranging from extreme (or adventure) sports, to passive tourism (such as mining exhibits), to a recreational base camp facility which would serve as a service and hospitality center for the many recreational activities in the region. These uses could start out with minimal investment and grow over time in a number of the most promising of directions. The concept of an Outward Bound Training Facility could undertake any number of potential needs and goals for the greater community. The facility is envisioned as having a possible residency program developed for the young adult target audience of 16- to 25-year-olds. It was particularly noted that there are existing efforts underway in the region to address this portion of the population and that such a facility should be analyzed as ancillary to existing programs. The Outward Bound facility should have a strong connection for job training possibly in conjunction with other uses such as manufacturing or a destination recreation facility. Meeting attendees included EDC director Jamie Wyrobek, Jim Darling of MFA, Lee Smith of Elesco, Robert Holmes of THG Real Estate Consulting, Don Moody of CBRE Commercial Real Estate Services, Jeff McClure of RMC Architects, John Means of Ecology, the Pend Oreille EDC, Pend Oreille County commissioners and members of the general public.

for teachers to negotiate class-size limits, student safety protections, lesson planning time and funding for basic classroom supplies. Prop 2 would pay teachers performance-based bonuses, based on the test scores of their students, the school meeting the federal “adequate yearly progress,” number of students in various programs such as advanced placement courses and extracurricular activities. It would also pay bonuses for teachers placed in hard-to-fill positions and leadership. The Idaho Legislature provided an additional $38 million

MERRILL | She will work as policy director of land use FROM PAGE 1

“I am excited for a new opportunity in my life and have accepted a position with the Washington State Association of Counties where I will be working with all the counties of our state,” Merrill wrote in the mass email. She will be working as a policy director for land use, natural resources and timber. The job, which pays $68,000 annually, came about after some restructuring of the staff, said Josh Weiss, director of policy and legislative relations for WSAC. “We did some restructuring this summer,” said Weiss. Merrill will be joining six other policy directors Nov. 1, Johnson said. Merrill will work with the legislature on behalf of counties, he said, and will register as a lobbyist with the state. “It will involve some advocacy,” Weiss said. The lobbying won’t include campaign contributions, he said. “We don’t do the political side of lobbying.” In a prepared statement, WSAC executive director Eric Johnson said that Merrill’s expertise in county issues and budget, legislative advocacy and collaboration on a variety of statewide and local boards will be valuable assets to the association and its members. Boyd was one of the few people who knew about Merrill’s planned resignation before Friday. “She told me Tuesday,” he said. “That did give me time to start to find people.” Boyd says he will accept nominees up until the vote on Oct. 23 and urges Republicans who are interested to contact him at 509447-0694. “People ask why there are PCOs,” Boyd said. “This shows how important they can be.” As of midday Tuesday, Oct. 16, two people have expressed interest to Boyd. Newport city councilman Mark Zorica and Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce executive director Valerie Hein have indicated they want the job. Wayne Antcliff told The Miner he is also considering asking to be put on the list. Ancliff, a businessman, is also a Republican precinct committeeman. Boyd says he wants to be able to submit names to the commis-

NEWPORT – There are 14 Republican Precinct Committee Officers who will select three people the Pend Oreille County Republican Party submits to the county commissioners. PCOs can vote by phone for this election, said county party chairman Norris Boyd. PCOs are Bobby J Moran, Robin R. McCroskey, Norris D. Boyd, Karen Skoog, Wayne Antcliff, David Cox, Billie Goodno, Larry J. Brown, Richard P Roy, Gregory C Portrey, Robert H Eggleston, Walter M. Price, Robert N. Christenson and Brad W. Larson.

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sioners before Oct. 30 – Merrill’s last day – so she can vote on the selection. People expressed surprise around the county courthouse Friday. “I thought she would run for (Sen.) Morton’s seat,” county assessor Jim McCroskey said. County treasurer Terri Miller said she was surprised at the timing of Merrill’s departure, before the county adopts its budget or finishes its work on the Shoreline Management Program. But it is Merrill’s familiarity with the budget that will be missed most, she said. Merrill’s fellow commissioners appeared surprised and happy for her Monday morning. Both Diane Wear and John Hankey said they were told shortly before the email went out. “It’s a good opportunity for her,” Hankey said. “I’ve been saying ‘wow’ a lot,” Wear said. They presented Merrill with flowers and hugged her at Monday’s meeting. Merrill said if she wanted the job, she had to accept it when it was offered. Greg Portray, one of the 14 PCOs who will vote on the three people the Republican Party will put forward to succeed her, said he wishes there was more time. “Three weeks isn’t much time,” Portray said. He said he wants time to vet the nominees. He wants a qualified candidate who will run in 2014. Getting three qualified candidates will not be easy, he said. Merrill had been a Newport city council member before resigning that seat to become a county commissioner. Merrill said she has rented an apartment in Tumwater for six months and is preparing to sell their family home in Newport. Her husband, Gary Merrill, will be attending the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver. His first six-week term starts Nov. 5. The Merrills have two daughters. Madelaine is a college freshman in Spokane and plans to continue school there. Kathyrn is a junior at Newport High School. Laura said she will finish the semester there, then transfer to Tumwater at the end of January.

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in new funding to fund this plan. On average, each Idaho teacher could earn an additional $2,000 a year, and some could earn as much as $8,000. Those opposed to Prop 2 say that money could be better spent elsewhere and the mandate would force teachers to teach to standardized tests. It would put more weight on standardized tests. Teachers working with the most challenging students would be paid less, as students with special needs and from low-income families tend to score lower on standardized tests.

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Weed sprayers cleared in Moon Creek application

BR I E FLY Changes for comp plan due Oct. 19 NEWPORT – Friday, Oct. 19 is the deadline to submit any changes to Pend Oreille County’s Comprehensive Plan or the Future Land Use Map. The county is updating the six year transportation plan and capital facilities plan. Both are updated annually as part of the comprehensive plan process. There currently are no proposed amendments from the public, according to Mike Lithgow, community development director. Call 509-447-4821 for more information.

Radio site hit by vandals NEWPORT – It appears that vandals were after the copper cable at Pend Oreille County’s communication facility on Cooks Mountain. County crews visited the site around Oct. 1 and noticed someone had clipped the fence and cut some cables that have copper inside. The facility there is used by the hospital for its paging system, the county road department’s communication system, as well as by companies including Verizon and POVN. The sheriff’s office no longer uses the site.

Fire District 8 gets clean audit NEWPORT – Fire District 8 had adequate internal controls for handling surplus property in a way that protected the public interest. That was the conclusion of an independent audit conducted by the state auditor for 2008-2011. The audit was the result of citizen concerns filed with the auditor. It was the first onsite accountability audit for the district. The district complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures regarding surplus property, according to a report dated Oct. 15.




NEWPORT – An investigation by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found that herbicide applicators did not violate any state pesticide rules or laws when they treated the reed canary grass on Diamond Lake’s outlet this summer. The treatment was funded by the Diamond Lake Improvement Association as an effort to relieve high water at the lake. The state investigated after a complaint from nearby landowner Gaylan Warren, who alleged that homeowners were not all properly notified and that the airboat used to apply the herbicide damaged plants other than the grass they were targeting. He was also concerned that the herbicide would seep into water wells in the area. Four days after the application, Scott Nielsen, WSDA’s pesticide compliance investigator out of the department’s Spokane office, visited the outlet that runs into Moon Creek. He returned later in the month to take samples from trees along the creek. He found no sign of damage to off-target plants. Some trees had yellowed leaves, but it couldn’t be confirmed if that was caused by the mist carried by the airboat. Nielsen found the herbicide application, done by Lakeland Restoration Services, was made properly according to pesticide label directions and the weed treatment permit, which was held by Pend Oreille County’s noxious weed control board, and he said landowners were properly notified according to state law. It’s illegal for any person to improperly prevent the weed board personnel from carrying out its weed control

NEWPORT – An audit by the Washington state auditor showed Pend Oreille County financial statements had no material weaknesses. “The results of our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards,” read the report, dated Sept. 10. According to the audit, the county collected $21,091,187 in revenue in 2011, including $8,116,815 in the current expense fund. The county collected $4,663,328 in taxes and another $179,735 in fees in 2011, the audit reported. The biggest source of county revenue was from intergovernmental sources. That accounted for $10.45 million in 2011. The county had expenses of $21,235,803 in 2011, with $8,565,502 coming from the current expense fund. Transportation was the biggest expense, with the county spending a little over $5 million in 2011. General government was the next biggest


David Kluttz of Lakeland Restoration drives the airboat to treat weeds in Diamond Lake’s outlet this past July. The state investigated and found the treatment was done properly, according to a report released this month.

duties. The weed management permit states that only adjacent property owners need be notified, and they were under no obligation to notify Warren, who does not live on the creek. Neighbors were told the application would be done with backpack sprayers, but they were called the night before the treatment and told the applicators would use an airboat. Any trespass concerns would need to be investigated by local law enforcement. “This complaint would have been avoided with better communication, pre-notification, and buy-in of all affected landowners, as almost everyone interviewed agreed at some level that the grasses in the channel needed to be controlled,” Nielsen wrote in the report, released Oct. 5. As for the potential of contaminating wells, Nielsen said that the


USK – The preliminary budget for the Port of Pend Oreille for fiscal year 2013 will be discussed at the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the port office, 1981 Black Road, Usk. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and public comment and input is welcome at the time. Upon adoption of the preliminary budget by the

board, copies will be available for public inspection.

THANK YOU The family of Sally Storms wishes to thank the wonderful neighbors, friends, and relatives for all the kindness, and also for attending the memorial in memory of Sally. (37p)


NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County hired a hearing examiner and will hold a hearing Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. to take up the appeal of the Inn at the Lake. The county issued a notice of violation and order to correct to the owner of the inn, Gayle Cagianut who owns it through the Cagianut Family Trust. The county alleges that the property is operating without a vacation rental permit, that three bedrooms and two bathrooms were constructed without a building permit and that the property is being used as a vacation rental and a special events center in a residential area. The owners appealed, contending they have been operating as a vacation rental for years and are grandfathered in. The county planning commission normally would hear the appeal but both the county and the owners of the inn agreed to the hearings examiner. County prosecutor Tom Metzger has recused himself from the matter, as he and his wife live next door. They filed a formal complaint with the county about the inn. Michael Dempsey of Spokane County has been hired as hearings examiner. Pend Oreille County will pay Spokane County $113.29 an hour, plus travel expenses for Dempsey’s services. The county building inspector will inspect the property Nov. 2, and Dempsey will conduct a walk through the day of the hearing.







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herbicide that was used, glyphosate, binds tightly to the vegetation and soil that is treated, and it doesn’t move through the soil laterally. According to WSDA spokesman Mike Louisell, the state investigates about 150 complaints stateside in the average year. Unlike this case, about 85 of those turn out to be a violation of some pesticide law or rule, he estimated. The WSDA regulates the use of about 12,000 pesticides and licenses about 22,000 applicators and dealers across the state. The investigations are paid for through charging licensing fees. Louisell didn’t have a cost for the investigation at Diamond Lake, but acknowledged that it took some time for the field visits and the lab work, and it was quite emotional for the people involved. There will be no further investigation by WSDA.



County finances handled acceptably, audit shows


Port board meets to discuss budget

Inn at the Lake to go to hearing officer Nov. 7

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expense, at $4.61 million, followed by public safety at $4.37 million. The financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations of Pend Oreille County, for the year ended December 31, 2011, according to the audit. The audit also looked at federal grants and internal controls. The audit found the financial reports were free of misstatement for 2011. It also addressed a previous federal audit concern from 2010. The county didn’t adequately advertise for bids for a federally funded highway project, the 2010 audit found. The county advertised only on its website and didn’t run legal advertising in the county newspaper, that audit found. The county got five bids for the project, but it couldn’t ensure all interested bidders had the opportunity to bid and that the project was performed for the best price from the lowest responsible bidder, the audit found. The county fully corrected the problem by assigning someone to ensure that the legal advertising was placed and appeared in the newspaper, the audit reported.

Botzheim completes sheriffs’ institute AURORA, Colo. – Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim completed participation in the 103rd session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute held in Aurora, Colo., Sept. 16-22. Botzheim is the first Pend Oreille County sheriff to graduate from the sheriff’s institute, the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. The

program is offered at no cost to local law enforcement. Botzheim joined 28 other sheriffs from across the country for training on contemporary challenges facing America’s sheriffs today. They explored leadership in public safety, criminal justice system policy, community relations, and organization effectiveness and efficiency.

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e don’t usually support initiatives because we believe they are a waste of taxpayer money and take too much power away from our elected representatives and the important vetting in the legislative process. But this year, we believe voters must send a message to state and local leaders that solving the government budget shortfalls by simply taxing people won’t be easy. We believe they should vote yes on Washington’s I-1185 to force the Legislature to approve all tax measures by a two-thirds super-majority. Tax increases aren’t denied in I-1185, they just need more support or they can be passed by the voters. Initiative 1185 allows voters another chance to let lawmakers know whether they want to retain the restraint they imposed four times previously. We believe it also sends a message to county and city officials regarding tax increases at this time. Tax increases passed by legislators before the voters really believe that everything has been done to streamline government operations just won’t fly. And it is too late to wait for the next election to vote them out. If passed, we believe the people are also saying that increasing fees for everything from vehicle licenses to recording legal documents is also a new tax and subject to a two-thirds majority vote. I-1185 would require fee increases, including new fees and increases in existing fees, to be set by the Legislature. It would limit use of fee revenues to the statutory purposes for which the fees were collected under the fee-authorizing statutes. This month many noticed new fee increases passed by the legislature. Most of the money goes to the state with little returned to the county. County auditor’s even opposed them last session recognizing they were tax increases in disguise. In these extreme economic hard times, it will take extreme actions by voters to curb spending and get back their stable government. Taxes won’t do this. Initiative 1185 reaffirms the state’s two-third vote requirement and protects the full force of the tax limit law for at least two years. --FJW

Obama failed at debate, presidency I can’t help feeling that Romney got rid of that albatross around his neck of ObamaCare being modeled on the health plan he got passed as governor of Massachusetts, and when he linked President Obama with a lizard and a snake. Obama said his law was modeled on Romney’s which he said is working well in Massachusetts yet Romney wants to repeal it. The differences in the Massachusetts plan and ObamaCare, snapped Romney, are that his plan did not raise taxes, has no board to oversee and make decisions about who will get care, and it was passed by a coalition of Republicans and Democrats. Obama worked with the Democrats for ObamaCare and didn’t get a single Republican vote yet, “you and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pushed it through anyway.” We’re always being told about President Obama’s “likeability” but I suspect the likeability of lizard Pelosi and snake Reid is in the cellar. You’re known by the company you keep and you’ll notice those two are not out on the campaign trail with the president. The media, most of which mainstreamers are so in the tank for Obama, says radio talk show host John Gibson, they’d marry him if they could, were so shocked at what a dud their darling turned out to be as a debater they were hard put to come up with excuses for him. Some didn’t even notice his poor performance until they found themselves reading and hearing about it secondhand. Example: Susan Page in USA Today, the nation’s newspaper with the largest circulation, “From the first question, Mitt Romney was on the attack.” So was Barack Obama. Obama, who seemed a bit stiff at the

beginning, “warmed up as he hammered Romney for a tax proposal he said didn’t add up....” Hammered? With what? A bunch of aruGUEST gula? Oh, you’ve OPINION forgotten that. ADELE In one news FERGUSON interview the CORRESPONDENT discussion was on the increasing price of groceries and Obama’s contribution was, “Have you seen the price of arugula?” Yet Obama and his Chicago thugs claim Romney is an elitist not understanding of the middle class. I doubt many middle class cooks buy arugula or even know what it is. The Chicagoans hit the Sunday television talk shows after the debate and declared all Romney’s debate stuff was lies. Robert Gibbs, onetime Obama press secretary now a senior Obama adviser, called Romney’s debate a “masterful theatrical performance” and said he would say anything to get elected. Romney would say anything to get elected? Have you seen Obama put on his act where he slips into the southern drawl for black audiences? It has to be an act, he’s not a product of the south and black Africans don’t talk like that. Gibbs, who was on several shows, said “it has taken us four years to climb out of the enormous hole that we were in (on election).” When did we get out? There’s an old saying about when you’re in a hole, stop digging. As for lies, Democratic strategist Hillary


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|| Skoog will promote business To the editor: Small businesses are key to a strong local economy. They provide jobs and needed goods and services. As local small business owners we want to know our county commissioner understands the challenges and needs of owning and operating a business. We know the Skoog family as honest, hard working people who have owned and sold businesses and are working on a new start up. Not only will Karen keep an eye on over-regulation, which affect business owners, she knows how to keep costs to a minimum. We believe someone with business experience and common sense makes for a good county commissioner which is one reason why we support Karen Skoog. -John and Debbie Adrian Elk


each one of us. We support, encourage and urge you not to be threatened, bullied, and swayed by the Department of Ecology (with dozens of unqualified, unlicensed “experts” at their command) and others who would put their agenda and our tax money before the citizens of our county. We urge you not to allow DOE grants to buy you as DOE certainly expects. Let’s be the county that stands up to bullies in Olympia. Let’s be the county that respects and upholds the rights and concerns of our own citizens first and show the rest of the country how it is done. “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” -Mark Twain -Jo Bunney Ione

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all live and work in Pend Oreille County. His five grandchildren attend the Newport and Selkirk schools, so he is committed to ensuring that the youth of our county have all of the services necessary to obtain a quality education and gainful employment as adults to sustain our county. On a personal level, Steve is very approachable and able to have an open conversation with anyone. He is very non-judgmental and sees the good in each and every individual he meets. I admire him for his qualities of honesty, integrity, generosity, compassion and his strong work ethic. Qualities that I thank him for passing on to me. I am very proud of Steve Kiss for all of his accomplishments in life and I am proud to call him Dad. Please vote for Steve Kiss on Nov. 6th! -Melanie Endicott Newport

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To the editor: Pend Oreille County needs level-headed leaders that can represent our county with integrity and honesty. Steve Kiss has lived in Pend Oreille County since 1960, and has been involved in the communities of Metaline, Metaline Falls, Ione, Cusick, Usk and Newport through various volunteer activities, including serving on the planning commission for nine years and the Port of Pend Oreille for 14 years. His service has earned him the people’s respect as a businessman and one that is admired for his strong work ethic and honesty. Steve is a committed familyman who has been married to Nancy (who works at both Selkirk and Cusick school districts) for 37 years and has raised three

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To the editor: Please remember that we, your fellow citizens, property-owners, taxpayers, and businesses of Pend Oreille County encourage you, the county commissioners, to stand firm and resolute with the citizens’ and the county’s June 6, 2012, Shoreline Master Plan draft. You were all delighted and encouraged by over 500 letters of citizen participation and concern this summer. You responded by supporting our wishes resulting in the preparation of the June, 6 2012, draft that reflected many of our requirements. You listened, you acted in our best interest. Now it is autumn, we return to our busy schedules but we monitor closely these events affecting




The first of the presidential debates was held last week between Barak Obama and Mitt Romney. What did you think of the debate? Who won?

We all lost. The debates are a joke. Letting the Democrats and Republicans control who is in the debates and what questions are asked completely negates what little informational value they have.


Obama won. He was more substantive. He was more truthful.

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children that Romney won. He was well prepared and articulate. I liked how he challenged Obama.

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I don’t care who won, I’m glad we have the debates. Presidential candidates didn’t always debate. The country is better off seeing the candidates interact and hearing what they have to say.

I don’t know who won but moderator Jim Lehrer definitely lost. He shamefully let both candidates run over him.

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To the editor: It was the 1960s and Mom was on her way to Crestwood Elementary School to cast her ballot for school superintendent. She walked through the living room, buttoning up her corduroy car coat, and peered out the front room picture window at the neighbors across the street. “What’re you looking at Mom?” I asked. Well, I need to know who to vote for,” she replied, craning her neck to read the candidate’s campaign sign, “and since Mr. Rubano has worked as a counselor for the high school all these years, I trust his opinion.” And that’s how she voted. I suppose to some that might sound irresponsible, but a sign in a year does have meaning. In my case, it signifies research into the candidate’s credentials, and appreciation for the work that’s been done, a sure knowledge that the individuals will do what they say they are going to do, not spout empty promises based on little or no understanding of the complexities of county management. It has been my privilege to work with both Diane Wear and Steve Kiss, and I am proud to display their signs in my yard. -Terri Ann Hedtke Newport


We must reelect Wear To the editor: While I have seldom written an endorsement for a candidate, the importance of Diane Wear’s reelection for the county requires a letter of support. Ms. Wear is a rare candidate who well understands the intricacies and diversity of county government, an asset not always shared by political aspirants. Her achievements as commissioner, her administrative skills, and her professional assets are of major value to Pend Oreille County citizens. Her website lists many of her accomplishments as commissioner. Two of these illustrate her contributions to the county: 1. She was instrumental in securing a multi-million dollar increase in the fees Seattle City Light pays for the power generated here. 2. She promoted and obtained retraining for employees of the Teck mine after its (temporary) closure. Retaining commissioner Wear is very important for our county. -Charles Hedtke Newport

Scobby’s letter was spot-on To the editor: I thought Pete Scooby’s last letter made a lot of sense. I 100 percent agree with his letter. If you analyze the history on the war on drugs, look how much taxpayer money is truly wasted. Our prisons are full, lives destroyed, lost tax revenue and no help for the drug addict who is ill. Alcohol use is just as bad as all other drugs. What a person does with their temple really is no one’s business except when that substance use hurts your family, brotherly contribution to Society, and your neighbor. Portugal legalized drugs. Switzerland decriminalized and so did Denmark. Has the experiment failed or succeeded? Quoted from the Boston Globe, “The goal: easing the burden on the nation’s criminal justice system and improving the people’s overall health by treating addiction as an illness, not a crime.” That experiment appears to be succeeding. I truly believe that the honorable, compassionate and charitable man would choose to help his ill neighbor, fallen friend or his

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sick child with a healing instead of a cold, cold dark cell. Imagine a cold, cold dark cell to punish the ill and make the ill linger more in their anguish! Seems to me whom has the darker heart? The one that punishes or the one punished! Sending the ill to prison thus too has been an experiment that really has failed or succeeded at a very, very high cost to the taxpayer. I think the costs of punishment and lost brotherly contribution to society says the experiment has failed. Imagine how drugs lead to domestic violence. How many lost lives were there because one illness lead to the domestic violence thus hurting our sisters. Helping our brothers and sisters is the best answer for our issues and woes. -Donna Lands Newport

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Wear helped the county get fiber To the editor: When I saw the full, front-page article on Pend Oreille County in the Spokesman Review just a couple of weeks ago, I felt proud of our county. Little Pend Oreille County with the fastest Internet in the West! It will transform our county. It will bring new business, new money, new jobs, new joy to our county. We are set apart from the others because we can provide a service to our residents that makes their lives so much easier in this information age. It was a transformative move and it required real leadership. I am proud of Diane Wear because she fought for the leadership in technological transformation that will so benefit our county. I am proud of all the county and PUD officers who worked so hard to deliver this service to us. County commissioners don’t have much real power in the great scheme of things, but when they can make a difference, I am so grateful that we have one like Diane Wear, who will make a difference. Thank you Diane Wear for real leadership where it matters. -Alanna Mitchell Elk

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To the editor: In 1964, Barry Goldwater was the Republican nominee for president. The Left spent millions of dollars on ads declaring Goldwater would get us into a war. Lyndon Johnson, the vote rigging former Texas Congressman, won re-election that year as President of the United States (POTUS). Four years later, I got my patootie shot off in Vietnam fighting in the Democrats’ war. Sure enough, one fine citizen of Newport, in his weekly column, and without a net below him, has declared that Romney is going to start a war against Muslims. Far be it for me to question any man’s veracity but we all need to take a step back and, with one foot on the floor at all times, really examine the Left’s mindless diatribes. 1. Republicans are going to overturn Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade was enacted by an act of the Supreme Court in 1973. Ford, Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 spent 23 years since that date as POTUS. It should be obvious to the most casual observer that Roe has not been overturned. 2. Republicans are going to eliminate Social Security. In the late 80’s or early 90’s the government changed the retirement system from CSRS to FERS. FERS allowed people to pay into their accounts with Uncle Sugar matching some percent (4 or 7?) and the funds were invested in the stock market. Those folks made a lot of money. Maybe some young person would like to manage their SS contributions that way? Give ‘em an option. This isn’t long division, people. 3. Republicans are going to take away Medicare. Too late for that one. Obamacare will gut Medicare, as has been well stated in these very pages. But, shhh, don’t tell the folks at AARP. They’ve got every senior citizen, ‘cept yours truly, so scared they’d never vote Republican. DNC – redefining domestic terrorism. -Larry Montgomery Newport

Hedtke, TerriAnn Hendershott, Ronald Hill, Don & Virginia Hobbs, Matt Hoisington, Charlie Holmes, Curt Homola, Angie Hovell, Jeff & Janice Johnsen, Jerry & Peggy Johnson, Dallas & Susan Johnson, Donivan Johnson, Julie Kerr, Myron Kerr, Gary Kiss, Nancy Kiss, Ryan Koblyarz, Mark & Janet Konkright, Bubba Krogh, John Leininger, Tara Litowitz, Danny Lunden, George Marmo, Frank & Susan Mayall, Kathleen McLaughlin, Anne Meade, Mike & Sandee Miller, Terri Newcomb, Don & Kathy Noble, Sally Pargman, John & Glenna Pasquale, Dennis Pasquale, Kathleen Pearman,Perry & Sheila Pend Oreille Democrats Peterson, June Pielli, Leonard & Beryl Pierre, Ray III Pool, Albert

Ibbetson a champion warrior for property rights To the editor: Our county has an outstanding choice for Pend Oreille County Commissioner District 3 in candidate Tim Ibbetson. He is a supporter, defender, advocate and friend to all private property owners in Pend Oreille County. His tireless defense of personal property ownership against the entities exerting their desire for more control of our property is nothing short of courageous. Tim is the current President of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights-CAPR-POC, proving his leadership in pursuing; property rights protection, balanced budget, efficient government, less regulations. His knowledge and experience in human relations and business operation is extensive. He has 34 years experience equipping him with abilities in risk management; bid process and proposal development; negotiations; real estate; board of directors; etc. Tim is a proud and honorable Veteran. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 33 years and has two children and five grandchildren. He and Kathy have lived in Ione for the past eight years. Tim Ibbetson is honest, committed to his word, supportive of public and private education, our sheriff and our judiciary. -David I. Proctor and Family Elk

SMP is a money grab by the state To the editor: Last week The Miner reported that Pend Oreille County has limited options for the Shoreline Master Program. The issue is that the Washington State Department of Ecology will not approve our local plan. If we fail to adopt a state approved plan, they will write a plan for us. This is why government no longer works for “we the people.” The Shoreline Master Program is nothing more than a means for the state to artificially inflate the value of shoreline property, so the state can collect more property

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taxes. It has little to do with ecology and a lot do with money and bureaucratic corruption. I don’t know what we are paying the consultant to advise us that we don’t have any options, but this consultant is just one of many people sucking funds out of state and county budgets.

The ruse is that we have some control over our local shorelines, as long as we follow the state requirements to the letter. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in state grants were handed out to essentially bribe us into accepting what the state has already decided. Citizens were fooled into

participating in a loaded process. We are left with two choices: oppose or submit to the state. The real question is where is the leadership from our local commissioners, state representatives and senator? Well, they are in the SEE LETTERS, 6A


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bureaucratic loop and get paid no matter what happens. This is where the limited or less government motto of the Republicans falls apart. Our local elected leaders have failed us when it comes to the intrusive actions of the state on our property rights. Pend Oreille County voters were fooled into voting for Republican Party candidates that said they would protect our property rights and not waste millions implementing intrusive government regulations. -Pete Scobby Newport

This country needs to repent To the editor: This war we’re fighting goes beyond political boundaries and ter-

ritories. This is a holy war. I feel all Christians believe in the same God and His Son, Jesus Christ. We may disagree as to their nature and the line of priesthood authority, but we believe in the words of prophets and the Ten Commandments. The founders of our Constitution came to the same conclusion. A religion that fosters moral responsibility with eternal rewards produces individual men and women of character who develop a personal relationship with their God whom they worship, reverence and obey. This belief system creates virtuous societies and brings the blessings of prosperity to countries. This divine creator is loving, kind, benevolent, organized, all knowing and all powerful. This life is a test where we earn the ability to share in that divine power according to

our choices. After atonement, agency is the most important gift of life. It’s a personal choice whether to be obedient or not. The commandments are a guide to finding joy in this life. The commandments uphold the sanctity of life, honesty, morality, respect for others and the worship of God. God will not make us return to Him. It is our choice. However, we don’t get to choose the consequences. Our society today is extremely decadent. We flagrantly disregard the commandments. Immorality and irresponsible abortions head the list. The Old Testament contains stories of decadent cities about to be destroyed. When they repent and turn to God, they are saved. We have some serious repenting to do as a country. I hope violent, Muslim


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Rosen said the people trust President Obama more than Romney “because he has delivered on what he said he would. It took us a long time to dig out from the terribly bad decisions that were made before the Obama administration.” Obama constantly complains about the mess he inherited. Pity the incoming president in January when he, Obama or Romney, faces ObamaMess. An ex-CEO of GE, I think it was Jack Welch, said with Romney’s education and history of success after success in restoring failing businesses and creating jobs, we are lucky that we have the opportunity to get him as president. Hear, hear. (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P.O. Box 69, Hansville, WA 98340.)

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Election 2012

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Washington ballots in voters’ hands this week It’s a presidential election year, which means that more voters than usual will be exercising their right to elect their leaders. In Washington, ballots will be mailed out Wednesday, Oct. 17 and will be in voters’ hands shortly after. They went to about 9,330 registered Pend Oreille County voters. Voters have until Election Day Nov. 6 to make their choice. In this edition of The Miner, we’ve attempted to give you a glimpse at our local candidates, as well as those running for the state House of Representatives,

and the U.S. Senate and Congressional offices that will represent you in Washington, D.C. Responses from statewide candidates will run in an upcoming edition. Over the last two weeks, The Miner newsroom staff sat down with the candidates running for the two spots on the Pend Oreille County board of commissioners. We had three general topics to cover with them: the budget, the local economy and property rights. Within those categories, we steered the conversation to hit certain hot button

issues. The questions came not only from us, but also from people in the community. We called some community leaders to generate some ideas. One of District 7’s incumbent Legislators is being challenged. Ione resident Bob Wilson is challenging four-term incumbent Joel Kretz from Wauconda. Kretz beat Wilson with nearly 59 percent of the vote in the primary in August. The district’s other Representative, Shelly Short is running unopposed. We emailed four questions to the candidates in the contested race, asking

about the state budget, telecom issues and just how the two Republicans differ. Only one U.S. Senate candidate responded to our questions by the deadline, but we did hear from Congressional candidates on our four specific questions about U.S. policy. Voters in two districts of Pend Oreille County will vote on certain tax measures for the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District and Fire District 5. An explanation of the eight statewide measures ran in the Oct. 10 edition. You can find a composite of our elec-

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may be plans for the EPA to use drones to check on farmers’ water use. That seems to be a real risk to our civil liberties.

be paid for? If not, why not? This year, I voted for a transportation bill that reauthorizes funding for critical infrastructure projects in Eastern Washington and throughout the nation. This bill – which passed the House and was signed into law – increases the federal government’s commitment to critical infrastructure and does it without raising taxes. Additionally, I support further federal investment in transportation infrastructure and believe it can be accomplished in two ways: 1.) Developing American energy and using the proceeds from permits and licensing to fund more transportation projects; and 2.) By not diverting a portion of the highway trust fund away from roads and bridges for buses and mass transit projects. I will continue to advocate for Eastern Washington’s infrastructure and a stronger national transportation system.

an amendment to prohibit their use inside our country. I will continue to monitor this issue to ensure that law enforcement tools do not violate our constitutional liberties.

The U.S. Senate is made up of 100 members, two from each state. The Senate has several exclusive powers, including consenting to treaties and confirming federal appointments made by the president, and trying federal officials impeached by the House. The Senate and House have equal responsibility for declaring war, maintaining the armed forces, assessing taxes, borrowing money, minting currency, regulating commerce, and making all laws necessary for the operation of government. Each Senator’s term is six years.

Maria Cantwell

Democrat, incumbent Age: 54 Residence: Edmonds Occupation: U.S. Senator Cantwell

Cantwell did not respond to questions from The Miner.

Michael Baumgartner Republican

Age: 36 Residence: Spokane Occupation: Washington State Senator Will you work to Baumgartner make the Senate less acrimonious and more bi-partisan? If so, specifically, what would you do to promote bi-partisanship? If not, why do you think it is not the way to go? We need more bipartisan leadership in D.C., and I see the acrimonious divide between our parties as one of the major obstacles we face in getting the right things done to protect our future. To get our budget under control, deal with our mounting debt, and craft the smarter economic policy that will enable business to create good jobs for Americans, we need to start working together. I have diplomatic experience in the Middle East, and worked to find common ground between groups with some pretty serious differences. I like to think this experience has shaped the way I’ve approached politics in Olympia. As a state senator serving the 6th district here in Washington State, I built coalitions to tackle big political challenges and we got things done. I helped write and pass balanced, pragmatic budgets two years in a row in Olympia. Bipartisan budgets. It wasn’t easy, but it can be done. It took teamwork. That’s the track record I plan to take to D.C. Do you support or oppose the use of drones domestically? Why or why not? I am very concerned about the expansion of our drone capability, particularly in domestic use. I support some limited usage for border patrolling and in specific cases of law enforcement surveillance in remote areas, but I think there are serious concerns about drone use domestically that I feel require much more consideration. I was very concerned when I heard that there

Are you concerned with the presidency having too much power? Do you agree the president should have the authority to assassinate anyone without trial, including American citizens? Do you agree with indefinite detention, without trial or charge, as approved in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that President Obama signed? The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, signed into law by President Obama after passing the Senate with a yes vote by Senator Cantwell, contains provisions codifying indefinite military detention for U.S. citizens without charge or trial, a clear violation of our Fifth Amendment protections. We cannot permit untrammeled executive authority and the expediencies of security to erode our personal liberties. I have serious concerns about the rise of the imperial presidency and am a firm believer that the use of force abroad must be properly authorized and conducted only with a well-developed exit strategy.

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican

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Age: 43 Residence: Spokane Occupation: Member of U.S. House of Representatives

Is it time for the federal government to significantly increase spending on the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure? If so, how would it

How can the federal government make health care available for everyone and bring health costs down? When it comes to health care reform, the best way to lower costs while expanding access is to repeal the health care law of 2010 (best known as “ObamaCare”) and replace it with series of step-by-step common sense reforms that put patients in charge of their health care – not the government, and not the insurance companies. ObamaCare has been a disaster. Not only has it failed to reduce the cost of health care, it’s actually increased health insurance premiums, made it harder for small businesses to hire employees, and cut Medicare, among other things. The next President should work with Congress to find better solutions, using the principles of choice and competition to build a true patient-centered health care system. We can start with a few simple things that already have a bipartisan consensus, such as allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines, allowing businesses to pool together to purchase insurance, and medical liability reform. Do you support or oppose the use of drones on the U.S./ Canadian border? Why or why not? As your representative, working to keep America safe is my number one responsibility. That includes continuously reevaluating the threats against our country and what measures are necessary to keep us safe. However, there are legitimate constitutional concerns about the use of armed drones in the U.S., and that’s why I supported

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Is it time to withdraw most U.S. forces from Afghanistan? Why or why not? The President has announced the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by 2014. I support that goal, although we need to maintain a certain level of flexibility to ensure that our war aims are accomplished. Our strategic thinking about Afghanistan should remain dependent upon assessments from our military leaders as to Afghanistan’s stability and ultimately its future security threat to America.

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Is it time for the federal government to significantly increase spending on the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure? If so, how would it be paid for? If not, why not? Yes. Our bridges, freeways and highways are falling apart and a plan needs to be put in place. One avenue would be a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank, whereby federal dollars would be used to leverage private investment from companies, entrepreneurs and investors. This would give more certainty to states, counties and cities in terms of planning and improvements, where local governments can best assess the needs of the community. How can the federal government make health care available for everyone and bring health costs down? The Affordable Care Act cuts bureaucracy and holds the high cost of private health insurance profits to a cap, much like Medicare is working now. It also alSEE REPS, 8A

tion coverage, from Washington and Idaho primaries up to now at The Miner Online. Visit www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/election. New voters can register in person at the Pend Oreille County Auditor’s Office on the first floor of the old county courthouse, 625 W. Fourth St. in Newport. The deadline is Oct. 29. Washington voters have options for returning their ballot. You can affix a stamp and send it in the mail, as long as it is postmarked by Nov. 6. Twentyfour-hour drop boxes are located in




Only voters in these two respective districts of Pend Oreille County will see local measures on their ballots. In the Blueslide and Ruby area of North Pend Oreille County, voters in Fire


District 5 will decide on a levy lid lift. Voters around Sacheen Lake will say yes or no on an excess levy for maintenance and operation of the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District.

Sacheen Sewer and Water District seeks M&O levy SACHEEN LAKE – Voters in the Sacheen Sewer and Water District will be asked to approve a one-year, $60,545 levy that will be used for maintenance and operations for the district. The levy will be assessed at about 85 cents per $1,000 assessed value. The amount is similar to the current M&O levy. District secretary Sheila Pearman says the much of the property within the district is being assessed, so the exact

amount of the tax assessment will depend on the property assessments. The district hopes voters will approve the M&O levy, which requires a 60 percent approval to pass. The $60,545 is similar to last year’s levy. The biggest portion of the money – about $30,000 – will go towards milfoil control, says Pearman. The rest will be used for things such as insurance, salary for the district secretary and beaver control.

Fire District 5 seeking levy lid lift RUBY – Voters in Pend Oreille County Fire District 5, which covers the Blueslide, Ruby and Locke area in the middle part of the county, will be asked to approve a permanent increase in the amount of property tax the district is authorized to collect. Currently the district collects 27 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. They are seeking to increase that to 40 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation.

That would mean Fire District 5 property taxes on a home valued at $200,000 would go to about $80 a year. The money would be used for general maintenance and operations, to purchase things such as fuel and oil says, Jay Foster, fire chief for District 5. The district needs to pass a levy lid lift to increase their share of property taxes by more than 1 percent. The measure needs a simple majority to pass.

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lows negotiation with the pharmaceutical companies, which should bring drug costs down by an estimated $800 million. Do you support or oppose the use of drones on the U.S./ Canadian border? Why or why not? I do not support drones patrolling 100 miles into our borders, disturbing our privacy as far as Newport and the rest of the northeastern counties like Pend Oreille, Stevens or Ferry. I understand their use supporting our border guards and their work to protect the country, but 100 miles deep is ridiculous and intrusive. Is it time to withdraw most U.S. forces from Afghanistan? Why or why not? Yes, we need to withdraw as soon as it’s practical, according to the military expertise on the ground. We need to bring our men and women home and out of harm’s way. We got Osama Bin Laden and have crippled Al Qaeda. It’s time to get out.

|| STATE REP | DISTRICT 7 Robert “Bob” Wilson Republican

Age: 51 Residence: Ione Occupation: Retired Border Patrol Agent/novelist/columnist If the economy and state budget doesn’t improve, what type of programs would you cut first, welfare or education? Which specific programs would you cut? Welfare: I would work to remove loopholes that allow illegal aliens to receive state aid. I also believe that state aid should have even more stringent limits. For example a family with an able-bodied man and woman should not be on state aid for more than a few months. With single moms and dads with children, that period can be extended. For the elderly and those unable to work there should be exceptions. Education: In rural counties like the four out of five in District 7, I would fight against any cuts in school education. In larger school districts, such as my example of Spokane where the superintendent makes $248,000 and six of her underlings make more than the sheriff of Spokane County ($116,000), I believe that as public servants there needs to be a cap on pay for those in school administration. Teachers’ salaries are fixed by the state of Washington yet superintendent and other administrator’s salaries are not. The exorbitant salaries for school administrators are commonplace all across Washington state and yet the same schools that pay their administrators such ridiculously high salaries demand more funding. I would propose legislation to cap all administration personnel at $150,000 or less. Wilson

Are there any increases in revenue that you would support to help balance the state budget?

 In this economy I cannot justify raising taxes on the residents or businesses. I believe there are ways to streamline the budget without adding more taxes or fees. I would advocate freezing the budgets of all state programs and in many cases, such as the Department of Ecology, demand reductions in budgets. Washington’s PUDs currently have wholesale telecom authority. There’s been talk at times of legislation providing retail authority. Would you support this legislation? Why or why not? No, with an exception. Private enterprise should not have to compete with a public entity for this business. But if there are no businesses willing to take on the retail end of this service such as in very rural areas with low population density, like Pend Oreille County, then there should be an exception available to allow the PUD to provide that service. Since you are both Republicans, what are the major differences on the issues between you and your opponent? We are both fiscally conservative yet we come from different worlds. I would put extra effort into creating regulations and laws that would help law enforcement. After the murder of Trooper James Saunders by an illegal alien in the Tri Cities when I worked there, I vowed to change attitudes and regulations involving illegal immigration. Ninety percent of illegals are here to better their lives yet they, as a whole, are responsible for almost all of our international narcotic trafficking, and they are illegal – they committed a crime by crossing the border illegally. I will propose legislation equivalent to those laws in Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma and other states that will negatively impact the illegal alien population. I will also investigate the possibility of having deportable aliens from Mexico, who now make up a good portion of our prison system, held in private detention facilities operated in Mexico which can be accomplished much cheaper than the incarceration costs here in the U.S. These of course would have to be monitored by our state for abuses and conformation to general codes.

Joel Kretz

Republican, incumbent Age: 55 Residence: Wauconda Occupation: Rancher If the economy and state budget Kretz doesn’t improve, what type of programs would you cut first, welfare or education? Which specific programs would you cut? Funding education is our only constitutionally required spending item, and is my top priority, so cutting education is off the table for me. The budget problems in this state are created by the lack of a clear list of priorities. Last session, we had an extra $2 billion in tax revenue, and still had a $2 billion shortfall. Clearly, state spending is out of control. My priorities are fund education first, next take care of the truly vulnerable followed by

funding public safety. Those are the core responsibilities of state government. Anything further down the list should be considered for reductions or elimination. Retaining funding for levy equalization dollars for our rural schools and critical access funding for our hospitals are two things I’ve fought hard to save in recent years. Those are priorities. Funding the program to pay felons’ rent for three months after release is an example of something I would vote to eliminate. Many of our state agencies are very top heavy and substantial saving would result from a reduction of those bureaucracies in Olympia. Are there any increases in revenue that you would support to help balance the state budget? No. Prioritizing our budget and eliminating wasteful spending would balance our budget and fund priorities without raising taxes. Like I said before, the state had two billion more to spend last cycle and still couldn’t live within its means. Families have had to tighten their belts and prioritize spending; it’s time the state did the same thing. Washington’s PUDs currently have wholesale telecom authority. There’s been talk at times of legislation providing retail authority. Would you support this legislation? Why or why not? No, not at this time; I favor private sector providers. In cases where there is a demonstrated need and no private provider available, this may warrant a look, but I would want to see both clear local support and local decision making. Since you are both Republicans, what are the major differences on the issues between you and your opponent? My 30 years as a small business owner and many years of civic involvement on local issues prepared me well for my work as a legislator. I think several years of taking those local issues to Olympia as a private citizen shows my commitment to making a difference, and helped me be effective as soon as I was elected. My position as deputy minority leader allows me to be involved in negotiations over crucial issues like levy equalization and critical access funding and allows me to be a strong, effective voice for our communities. I have nothing bad to say about my opponent, but I think my years in small business, a clear commitment to local community involvement, and a strong track record of effective leadership on the state level have prepared and positioned me to be a more effective voice for Northeastern Washington in Olympia. Just a few of the groups that agree and have endorsed me include National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, Washington Farm Bureau, Washington Education Association, Association of Washington Business, Spokane Homebuilders.



its budget and Ibbetson sees that occurring for one of two reasons: either the county is growing and collecting more revenue than anticipated or the departments are very diligent in their handling of the money. In Pend Oreille County’s current situation, it would be for the latter reason. The county also uses the road levy shift to balance the budget each year. Ibbetson said it may be necessary to do that again since the county can only increase taxes by 1 percent each year and that isn’t nearly enough to balance the budget. Property values are down and they aren’t moving. He did say, however, that MINER PHOTO|JANELLE ATYEO Tim Ibbetson talks with The Miner staff recently. He said deep cuts may be necesthe shift can’t be as much as $400,000 if it has an adverse af- sary to balance the county’s budget. fect on the condition of roads. Risk “It’s going to be a balancing act,” “Every one of us has propmanagement and insurance rates erty rights,” Ibbetson said. It was could increase if the county’s roads he said. He would like to see the permitproperty rights that got him in the are in poor shape, and anyone ting process streamlined, with race for commissioner in the first wanting to do business here will input from developers, property place. He had platted a portion be deterred if the roads are bad. owners and the public on how to of his river-front property with a If it comes to that, the county 50-foot buffer and then found out will have to make deep cuts, Ibbet- make the permitting process easier. He thinks the county should if the Shoreline Master Plan goes son said, including cutting manwork with the state Legislature to through as the Washington Dehours. The last thing he would do cut down the paperwork and red partment of Ecology wants it to, he is increase taxes, he said. tape. would be forced to extend that to At this point, he would look at Ibbetson thinks the Economic possibly a 100-foot buffer, costing the county’s staff, and it’s possible him millions of dollars. there’s too many staff members, he Development Council has some His plat would not be grandsaid. He would like to look at areas good ideas, but needs more “horsepower.” He said the county is very fathered in; only property with to combine offices or facilities. He fortunate to have EDC director buildings already standing can be wants staff to be cross-trained grandfathered. where one person could do the job Jaime Wyrobek, but the EDC “I became livid,” he said. of one and a half positions. If that’s needs to make its presence better known, especially in the north end Ibbetson doesn’t see any not being done now, he said, it of the county. He said just putting progress being made on the SMP, should be. notices in the newspaper doesn’t and in fact a huge step backward Ibbetson is against the hiring of was taken last week when Dorhn consultants. Currently, consultant always work. “I think (the EDC) can do a betexplained the county’s options are Gregg Dorhn is helping to work on ter job. I don’t want to take away limited and no county has sucthe Shoreline Master Plan. Ibbetfrom what they’re doing,” Ibbetson cessfully fought Ecology in court. son said he thinks the county has said. “I think we have to fight,” Ibenough staff to take care of such Ibbetson would be in favor of rebetson said. “It’s going to have a issues: the planning commission, cruiting companies from out of the catastrophic economic impact on attorneys, community developarea, although first he thinks the this county.” ment director Mike Lithgow, pubcounty needs an inventory of what Ibbetson said SMP mandates are lic works director Sam Castro and it can offer: infrastructure, power, not statewide and investors and county engineer Don Ramsey. natural beauty, etc. Until we have businesses will go elsewhere to “I believe we’ve got the resourcthat, recruitment wouldn’t work. find less restrictive options. es,” he said. “We don’t have the He said he’s never thought of a Ibbetson, a member of the Citimoney to (hire consultants).” commission for the director when zens Alliance for Property Rights, The county is currently in new businesses are successfully would be willing to pay the costs contract negotiations with the recruited, but he said the county to fight Ecology. employee unions. Ibbetson said doesn’t have the money to do that “We’re struggling already and he is not in favor of a cost of living this would be another arrow to the increase at this point and wouldn’t now. Ibbetson believes tourism could and should be an economic heart,” he said. approve one if elected until the driver in Pend Oreille County. He On a local level, Ibbetson would county’s financial situation said there are very knowledgelike to see the county’s noise ordichanges. able people in the area who could nance be stronger, but thinks conHe also thinks the county market recreational services. ditional use permits for events are should unload the unused office One problem, however, is that over reaching. If a large gathering building on Garden Avenue that ATV drivers are being shut out violates current laws by blocking the health department used to of the forests by the U.S. Forest roads or making too much noise, lease. Service, which owns 60 percent of the sheriff’s office should be called “It’s a huge liability as far as I’m Pend Oreille County’s land. and organizers liable to fines. concerned,” Ibbetson said. The “We need to reinvent ourselves,” He finds the vacation rental perbuilding is deteriorating the longer he said. mit requirement very complicated it sits. Ibbetson said Pend Oreille Coun- and doesn’t think it’s necessary to Ibbetson would like to see the ty is a poor county and people here go through the permitting process county sell the building because know how to survive. for a simple vacation rental. the cost of renovation necessary “It’s your property. You should to use it isn’t worth the value. 3. In what areas do property be able to do what you want with He’s not concerned about the rights apply and at what point it as long as it doesn’t infringe on lack of office space for the county does it intrude on others? other people,” he said. commissioners, and doesn’t think the county needs any more office space, especially if the staff is thinned for budget reasons.


2. What can the county do to improve the economy? “We have to be more business friendly,” Ibbetson said. He would like to see better customer service in the community development department, although the budget restricts how much one-on-one county staff can work with people applying for permits.

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amenities we have, he said. “We have some of the infrastructure that can support small business,” he said. He thinks the county could put its .09 tax funds for economic development to work to help build things like a data center that uses the new fiber system. He’d like to see the EDC doing a better job of advertising what the county has to offer, by calling up companies and letting them know we’re here, we have brownfield sites and industrial areas if a business is looking to expand. When asked he said paying the EDC director a commission on new jobs brought in may be worth looking at.


Candidate Steve Kiss talks with Miner staff recently. On property rights, he said we need to deal with development on a case-by-case basis.

to save for that project. “I think the only way to do that is to be frugal,” he said. Kiss has been studying the budget, and though he recognizes there’s some he has to learn about which duties are mandated, he has seen some areas where there could be small cuts. For example, he questioned the need to spend $5,000 on fuel for the solid waste department’s Bobcat. Wages and benefits are the largest part of the budget. Asked when is the right time to grant employees a cost of living raise, Kiss said he would hold off until they can truly tell that we’re in a recovery. “If we can save some money there, maybe we can save a job,” he said. He said the county spends too much on consultants, but he sees that some are quite valuable. When serving on the planning commission, he worked with Gregg Dohrn to develop the county’s comprehensive plan. Kiss believes without that help, the county would still be without a comprehensive land use plan. It was the wrong move though, he believes, to hire an architect to determine what needs to be done in the Garden Avenue building formerly used by the Northeast Tri-County Health District. He believes the analysis could have been done using county staff, and the county should have realized that it didn’t have the money to follow through with the architect’s recommendations in the first place. As for the future use of the building, he said the county needs to take a look at its longterm needs and see if they really need the space. If not, he said, they could sell or mothball the building. In recent years, commissioners have used a road levy shift to balance the budget, but it’s taken its toll on the ability to maintain roads. Would Kiss have voted to use a road levy shift? His short answer is yes, “If it was demonstrated to me that was our only option.” But he wants to look into any possible inefficiencies or staffing issues,





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and he wants to know if the county is going after all of the state and federal funds that are available for roads. Often, a budget shortfall is made up by relying on a carryover balance – money that was budgeted but unspent during the previous year. Kiss said departments should be rewarded if they’re efficient and frugal and able to contribute to the carryover. 2. What can the county do to improve the economy? Kiss has been in the logging business for decades, and he believes the county leaders can help the timber industry by putting more political pressure on the U.S. Forest Service and push for more compensation in lieu of all of the federal, state and tribal land that does not bring in property tax revenue. Kiss isn’t a fan of relying on tourism to boost the local economy, but he recognizes that it is a piece of the pie. We need to capitalize on it when it’s here during the summer months, he said, but tourism is not going to create year-round jobs. The Economic Development Council is the county entity meant to foster growth. Kiss said he’s frustrated with some of the projects the EDC has chosen to focus. Currently, a group is discussing what should become of the mine site in Metaline Falls when Teck shuts down operations there. Kiss believes they should instead be looking at what can be done to keep the mine in production. Likewise, he believes the county’s staff has been directed to spend too much time on “feel good” projects like the water trail system on the Pend Oreille River. We must market the fiber system, low cost power and other

3. In what areas do property rights apply and at what point does it intrude on others? Kiss said he’s worried about what government is telling people about what they can or cannot do on their property. He thinks the government should be limited to regulating for health and safety issues. Especially in a small county like Pend Oreille, Kiss thinks these issues could be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. When he was on the planning commission he didn’t like the idea of setting a minimum lot size. He supported the smaller lot size, as long as the developer could get water and sewer services on each lot. If we have land and a company wants to build, he doesn’t want to tell them a flat no. He wants to help them find a way to make it work, whether through finding another location or through mitigation measures. Kiss sees the regulations in the shoreline master program as an intrusion of our property rights. “It’s rules that were written for the west side and we’re different,” he said. The cost of going to court against the state over the shoreline plan would be a big decision for Kiss. But if it comes to that to challenge the state, it’s something he would consider, he said, adding that Pend Oreille could partner with some other counties or private groups. “I’m not against shoreline regulation,” he said, “but it must fit our community.” With lakes like Diamond so built up, he sees the river as the place for future development. He doesn’t want to see Diamond Lake-sized lots along the river, but the buffers should be dealt with case by case. It should be the burden of the landowner to prove that their proposal is safe and pay for the studies to do so, he added. “We need more of a common sense, individual case scenario,” he said.

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balance the current expense budget, but she recognizes that a levy shift may be needed in case of emergency. Regarding the county building on Garden Avenue that needs some major upgrades before it can be used, Skoog said she needs to research the situation more, but she doesn’t want to spend extra money. As far as office space for county departments, she sees that the commissioners, for one, can get by with the space they have now rather than having their own offices. She gives the board credit for staffing cuts they have made. It has made a difference in the budget, she said, but she did not say if more cuts are needed. Staff hasn’t gotten a cost of living increase in a while, she realizes, and before raises are granted, Skoog said she’d be careful not to outpace what the county budget can support. She’d look to the outside economy to see if production is increasing and if employees in the private sector are getting raises. “If we are to give cost of living increases, we have to work at making the pie bigger,” she said, referring to growing the local economy. Rather than hiring outside consultants to help with county projects, Skoog would like to see the commissioners use “coordination” tactics, putting the commissioners at the table to talk things out. A consultant paid for through a grant comes with strings attached, she said, and that hurts the county. 2. What can the county do to improve the economy? Making permitting easier and more streamlined is what Skoog feels would improve the economy. Some of the regulations come from the state level, but we can have a helpful attitude here, she said. We want houses to be built here and we want businesses to move here. She’s not familiar with the latest work of the Economic Development Council, but Skoog said she’d look for a report card and see if the county is getting its money’s worth.


Karen Skoog discusses her ideas for economic development with The Miner staff last week. She would like to see an ammunition manufacturer set up shop in the county.

She said she’s skeptical of the state Department of Ecology’s involvement in planning for the future of the Teck site in Metaline Falls, and she doesn’t feel that tourism is the answer. “It is really what people there want, or is it what the people in the room want,” she said. She said tourism is service and retail, and it’s unreliable. It would scare her to base her livelihood on a business like that. “Tourism has become an automatic answer,” she said. Manufacturing, on the other hand, is more durable, she feels. She would like to see an ammunition factory set up shop in the county. A destination firearms training center could be created around that industry. She said it has been successful in other areas. It’s year-round, she said, and it fits with the culture of the county. As far as recruiting businesses to come to the county, Skoog said she’s not sure what the EDC can do as a government organization to draw business, but personally, she loves business and would work on bringing businesses to Pend Oreille County. 3. In what areas do prop-

erty rights apply and at what point does it intrude on others? “It’s better for us to have more freedom than more regulation,” she said. She doesn’t like that the police powers have been put in the hands of the county planners to deal with. There are laws to protect people’s rights. For example, laws, such as the noise ordinance, are in place to protect people’s rights. If a neighborhood wants stricter rules, she suggests they form a homeowners association. The shoreline plan is supposed to be crafted locally, and she feels the state Department of Ecology is not following its own rules. There’s no science behind the need to require a 150-foot setback from shorelines, she said. “This is targeting on the whole county’s tax base,” she said. “Who’s going to buy houses? It’s going to be very unattractive.” Going to court over the issue is not out of the question, but Skoog said the county shouldn’t have to spend money on it. She’s been talking with attorneys from Citizens Alliance for Property Rights and Trademark America on strategies the county could use.

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The club gives a voice to those who aren’t using. The program invites parents and guardians, schools, and business owners to celebrate the students’ efforts. It offers support to past drug and alcohol users and helps them start over. WDFY demonstrates that staying clean is actually the social norm. It’s not only the right decision but the most popular choice. Over 200 Newport youth are now participating. Parent/Guardian permission is required. Permission forms may be picked up in the front office of Sadie Halstead Middle School or Newport H.S. For more information please contact Martina Coordes or Carrie McKinley at Pend Oreille County Counseling Services (509) 447-5651


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Wear is a believer in tourism as an economic driver. She says it is one of the legs of the economic stool. Events such Who Let the Girls Out and the Lavender Festival, are examples of successful tourism projects.


she said. “We haven’t gone through the budget exercise yet to see where everybody is at and, if it did go over 3 percent, why and where ... but it is looking pretty good.” The county has been downsizing its workforce in recent years, she said. “We’ve lost 25 positions in the last four years,” Wear said. That has made it more difficult to conduct county business, she says. Many county offices shut down during the lunch hour. Wear says the county is probably adequately staffed – if no one is out sick. Wear says commissioners have talked about having a couple people who can work in a number of offices when needed. Employee costs – salaries and benefits – make up the bulk of the county budget. The county is negotiating with five bargaining units to settle employment contracts. Wear says she wishes the negotiations were public, but they aren’t. She says the county made an offer a couple weeks ago that included cost of living adjustments. The county will need to do a road levy shift again this year. A road levy shift transfers taxing authority from the road department to the county’s current expense fund. “It isn’t going to be more than $400,000 and I’m hoping it will be less,” she said. “I don’t want to do it at all.” Wear said the county is starting to see a little deterioration of the county roads as maintenance has been delayed in recent years. Ultimately, county commissioners can’t dictate how other elected officials spend their money, just how much they get


Diane Wear is running for her second term as Pend Oreille County commissioner. Wear said she wouldn’t spend taxpayer money to challenge the controversial Shoreline Master Program the county is developing.

from the county, she said. “They have control of their offices, we only have control of their budgets,” she said. The county uses a consultant to negotiate union contracts. Some people question the number of consultants the county has used. Wear says the county really hasn’t had that many consultants and where they have been used, it has been money well spent. She points to the Seattle City Light agreement, in which the county spent about $50,000 to $60,000 total for consultants to negotiate for the county, she said. “The result was an additional $5 million, so do the math,” she said. The county is evaluating what to do with the Garden Avenue building, she said. It needs to be made ADA compliant before the county uses it. The plan was to move the community development department and the Economic Development Council to the building but there isn’t enough money to make the

upgrades. “It’s high on our list of capital projects,” she said. 2. What can the county do to improve the economy? “We’re committed to continue to work through the (Economic Development Council),” she said. The county steers all its Associate Development Organization money that it gets from the state to the EDC. The county will continue to fund the EDC with a portion of its .09 sales tax money. The EDC has done a good job, she said, partnering with several other groups in several projects. She points to the Kalispel Career Training Center as an example. The county’s workforce is aging, she said and new trained workers are going to be needed. The Kalispel Tribe, the Cusick School District and others, including the EDC, support KCTC. Wear said EDC director Jamie Wyrobek has done a good job. Wear said that the EDC recruits businesses directly and is looking at advertising nationally to solicit businesses for the county.

3. In what areas do property rights apply and at what point does it intrude on others? “I’ve always believed that when someone else’s property rights infringe on someone else’s, that’s where you draw the line,” Wear said. She points to a woman she encountered while she was out doorbelling at Diamond Lake. One of the woman’s neighbors was constructing a second story on a garage, which blocked the woman’s view of the lake. “She had lost a 50 year view of the lake that she had,” Wear said. “To me that’s a gray area where someone’s property rights infringed on someone else.” The property rights theme has emerged in the wake of the Shoreline Master Program that the county is developing. That program, which has to be approved by the state Department of Ecology, includes increased standard setbacks – the distance from the shoreline in which no development can occur. Many see the setbacks as an infringement of their property rights. Wear is sympathetic – to a point. “I do believe in property rights,” she says. “But I also think we have to respect other people’s property rights.” Wear says she isn’t completely happy with the Shoreline Master Program that the county is developing, but she isn’t willing to take Ecology to court over it. “What I don’t want to see is this county in a lawsuit,” she says. “I cannot, in good faith, put county money towards a lawsuit.”


If a non-governmental group – such as the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights – wanted to sue over the Shoreline Plan, that’s another matter. “They’re a special interest group, they can do whatever they want,” she says. She says they are a small group that has one opinion. “There are probably other people, I would guess, who have other opinions.” The county is making progress on adopting the Shoreline Master Program. She has reservations about the setbacks, but Ecology, the state agency that has to approve whatever the county develops locally, has been insistent on having larger buffers. “We still want to do some parlaying back and forth (with Ecology) about the setbacks,” Wear

said. “That’s the one area where we really have heartburn.” She is inclined to go back to the planning commission draft of the SMP. That draft had two setbacks for rural residential development – a 100-foot one for low-density residential development and 50 feet for medium density development. Wear is sympathetic to some of the arguments about setbacks. She questions why the same standards are being applied to a fully built out lake as to the river. “They’re not similar,” she says. The river, regulated by the Army Corps of Engineers, is much more dynamic. It rises and falls depending on what the Corps does. “The lakes don’t have that extreme leveling issue and shoreline degradation.”

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COLVILLE – The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will have its fall seminar “Putting Your Ancestors on the Map,” Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colville ambulance shack at 425 Highway 395 near the north roundabout. Registration will be held from 8:30-9 a.m. The morning session begins with an introduction to land records available through the Bureau of Land Management

IONE – Salaries for Ione town clerk, the council members and the mayor changed at the first of the year, but only last month did the council officially approve ordinances to make the change official. No salary increases are planned in the coming year. Last month, the council discussed paying the mayor and council members for meetings when they are out of town doing city business. The discussion was tabled.

METALINE FALLS – The town of Metaline Falls enacted a new franchise agreement to contract with a business for garbage collection. The previous agreement was not in keeping with current regulations, according to a press release from the town. A new agreement was drafted and approved by the town council. The franchise was established when the town decided not to collect garbage. There was a town dump through the mid-1940s. The first franchise was issued in 1949, and the current one was ratified in 1992. It had been allowed to elapse and in order to ratify a new one, mayor Tara Leininger explained, the town has to open it up to bids rather than just offering it to the company now doing the work. That company, she said, is currently doing a fine job. Businesses interested in applying for the franchise can submit a letter of application to the town of Metaline Falls, P.O. Box 277, Metaline Falls, WA 99153. To review a copy of the terms of the new franchise agreement, contact town clerk Tessin Parker at 509-446-2211. The deadline for application is Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.

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Candidates speak to north county voters PUD commissioner candidate Dan Peterson, who is running for election unopposed this fall, addresses a good-sized crowd at the Metaline Falls American Legion Thursday evening, Oct. 11. The candidate forum was hosted by the North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Tara Leininger.

|| N O R T H P E N D O R E I L L E || COUNTY EVENTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 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 Assembly of God Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library North Pend Oreille Lions: 7 p.m. - Ione Train Depot FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 Autumn Colors Train Rides: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. - Ione Train Depot SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Autumn Colors Train Rides: 11





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Legislative District 7 Sen. Bob Morton (R) 115D Irv Newhouse Building P.O. Box 40407 Olympia WA 98504-0407 360-786-7612 E-mail: Home: 3278 Pierre Lake Rd Kettle Falls, WA 99141 509-684-5132 509-684-5132 Rep. Joel Kretz (R) 335A Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7988 E-mail: Home Office: 20 N. Main St. Omak, WA 98841 509-826-7203 Rep. Shelly Short (R) 204 Modular Building A P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7908 E-mail: Home office: 147 North Clark Ave. Suite 5 Republic WA 99166 509-775-8047 Washington Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-6000 (in session, weekdays 8 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.) Legislative homepage: http://www.leg. Status of bills: www/bills.htm

a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. - Ione Train Depot American Legion Post 144: 3 p.m. - American Legion in Metaline Falls MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 Board: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Great Pumpkin Event: 3 p.m. Metalines Community Library TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509442-3030 For Reservations Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Assembly of God

Metaline Falls seeks new clerk METALINE FALLS – After a little more than a year and a half serving as clerk and treasurer of the town of Metaline Falls, Tessin Parker has resigned. She declined to tell The Miner what her plans were, but noted that she enjoyed working for the town. “I’d like to thank the mayor and the council for being such amazing people to work for,” she said Tuesday. “It was really a blessing in my life, and I will miss them.” The town is accepting positions for a replacement through Nov. 12. The position entails 22 hours per week, paying between $12 and $14 per hour with benefits. For a job description or more information, call 509-446-2211 Tuesday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parker was the town’s 17th clerk. A total of six people applied for the job when she was hired in March 2011.

IONE – The Sam Nicholas property around Riverside Avenue was annexed into the town of Ione last year, and now plowing and maintenance of the street will be up to the town rather than the county. The county plans to remove a segment of the road from its road system, from the end of Riverside Avenue to the paved

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Retaining wall work needed at city park Police department receives two grants BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – A retaining wall on city property is failing and will need thousands of dollars worth of work, the city council found out Monday night. Quentin Pounder of Apex Industries in Spokane told the council he looked at the retaining wall on the east end of the big city park near the wheelchair ramp and the wall is folding over. He said during the original construction of the wall, backfill of native soils should have been used but weren’t. He said his company, which specializes in public safety projects, would be able to fix the problem but with a price tag of about $18,000. He knows this is too expensive so he’s looking at alternatives. Pounders said the city could take precautionary measures by wrapping the wall in plastic to prevent water intrusion and barricading the area to prevent people from parking near the wall. This could allow the wall to survive the winter. In other city news, the council approved an $8,000 Homeland Security grant for the Priest River Police Department to improve communication between emergency agencies throughout northern Idaho and the federal government. The funds will be used to purchase new radios that can communication with the various agencies.

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The police department also received the annual Traffic Emphasis Grant that supplies the city with $4,000 to amp up traffic enforcement. The grant stipulates the department spend at least two hours a day working traffic enforcement. The funds are used to purchase equipment to help do that, such as radars. The Priest River Community Garden is nearly ready for the winter. The garden committee had a working meeting last week and cleaned out most of the spaces. Some plants still need to be harvested by residents who rented space. The ground will be rototilled and the sprinklers turned off this week, officially ending the gardening season. The council approved the annual animal control contract with Priest River Animal Rescue with one change. In the past when an animal is picked up by the city and then housed by PRAR, the pet’s owner could avoid paying city fines by picking up the animal at PRAR. The new contract stipulates that PRAR collect the city’s fines before the animal can be handed over. PRAR will then give those fines to the city.

OLDTOWN – The NewportPriest River club is holding a duck hunt Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Oldtown Rotary Park. Rubber duckies will be hidden around the grounds and “hunters” can purchase licenses for $5 per duck. Each duck will be numbered, and whoever finds the right number will win prizes. The grand prize is a family basket with a weekend stay at Stoneridge Resort, goodies, passes and a gas card. There will be a number of other prizes too. If you purchase your licenses prior to the hunt, you get two for the price of one. All ages are welcome, and the event starts at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Feed the Children

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Cusick bests Selkirk in tight volleyball clash BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

IONE – The Cusick Panthers got out of town with a win but the Selkirk Rangers girls volleyball team played one of their best games of the year in the 3-2 loss. The cross county rivals met for a Northeast 1B North league game at Selkirk Thursday, Oct. 11. The Rangers responded in front of the home crowd, winning the first game 25-23. “The girls played very well,” said Selkirk coach Kate Hanson. “We always O N D EC K : start slow, so we weren’t too CUSICK VS. INCHELIUM worried,” Cusick coach Kim Bluff Friday, Oct. said about losing 19, 6 p.m. the first game. Cusick won the SELKIRK AT NORTHPORT next game 25-20. Saturday, Oct. The next set was tighter, with 20, 1 p.m. Cusick getting a 26-24 win. CUSICK VS. “We were tryNORTHPORT Tuesday, Oct. ing to stay in the game,” Hanson 23, 5 p.m. said. The Rangers kept fighting into the fourth game, winning 25-20. By now it was clear to Cusick they were in one of their toughest matches of the year. “It was a battle,” Bluff said. With the match tied 2-2, Cusick went into the last set determined. “We wanted to stay focused,” Bluff said. “We knew the first one to 15 wins.” Cusick won the decisive fifth

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Priest River leads Intermountain League Defeats Bonners Ferry 45-7

Tyler Barber and Andy Meyer did a great job running the ball OF THE MINER tonight,” Douglas said. “Along with Tyler Barber, RC Akre, DalPRIEST RIVER – The Priest las Hopkins and Jalen Griffen had River football team continues to great receiving nights as well.” lead the Intermountain League Riley rushed for 192 yards, pack, defeating Bonners Ferry Akre had five catches for 75 yards Friday night 45-7 on the road. and one TD and Barber had four Priest River is now 5-1 overall and catches for 76 yards and two TDs. 2-0 in league play. Hopkins grabbed four catches for “Our team came 60 yards. Griffin out and executed O N D EC K: had three catches very well on both AT TIMBERLAKE FRIDAY, for 30 yards. Oct. 19, 7 p.m. sides of the ball,” “The offensive line coach Shane Dougdid an incredible las said. “On the offensive end, job tonight controlling the line of we really spread the ball around scrimmage,” Douglas said. well, having six different receivers “On the defensive side the guys catching the ball.” were shutting down Bonners all Tyler Barber scored two TDs night,” he said. in the first quarter, the first on a Priest River generated two in30-yard reception from Cameron terceptions – one by Hopkins and Riley. He scored the second touch- one by Zach Chantry. They also down on a 4-yard run. had one fumble recovery. Bonners Ferry managed their “I can’t say enough about the sole TD in the second quarter, but defense tonight. They kept getting Priest River responded with a 50us the ball back and we kept scoryard scoring run by Riley. Priest ing. We had a tremendous night River led 22-7 at the half. all around considering we had The Spartans scored three more four TDs called back because of TDs in the third. Riley connected one penalty or another,” Douglas with Barber on a 38-yard pass said. to score and then hit RC Akre “I’m really proud of the effort on another 38-yard pass. Riley the boys gave on both sides of the scored on a 12-yard rush to end ball tonight.” the scoring for the game. Priest River travels to TimberRiley had 272 yards passlake Friday, Oct. 19 for another ing and three TDs. “Cam Riley, league game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. BY MICHELLE NEDVED


Haley Adams hits one for Cusick while Katie Couch goes up to defend in a match at Selkirk Thursday, Oct. 11. Cusick won 3-2 in a close match.

game 15-3. Caytlin Nenema and Haley Adams had 17 kills apiece for Cusick, while Kirbi Anderson had eight kills for the Rangers. “Anderson had a good night,” Hanson said. In addition to the kills, she had a game-high eight blocks. Nenema also had a team-high 11 digs and a game-high seven

aces for the Panthers. Selkirk’s Katie Couch had the most digs in the game, with 16. Four Rangers served aces, including Couch, Mackenzie McAnerin, Crystal Cronoble, and Abiona Carrasco. Cusick remains undefeated with a 6-0 record. Selkirk has a 3-8 record. The season is winding down. Selkirk played Inche-

lium after deadline Tuesday, Oct. 16 and will play Northport Saturday, Oct. 20 at Northport in a contest that starts at 1 p.m. Cusick will host Inchelium Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. That game was moved up from Saturday. Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Panthers will entertain Northport for their last home match. That contest will start at 5 p.m.

Newport boys strong in league BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER


Newport’s Scott McMeen leads the race on the Grizzlies’ home course in a meet with Riverside Tuesday, Oct. 9.

NEWPORT – Newport took on the Riverside Rams on its home cross country course Tuesday, Oct. 9. While Riverside has a large cross country program with dominating boys and girls teams year after year, the Newport boys were able to claim the first two spots. Senior Scott McMeen ran in first place with a sizable lead throughout the race. He finished in 18 minutes, 29 seconds. Riverside’s top boys were on the heels of Newport senior Chris Nichols throughout the 5 kilometers, but Nichols was able to keep them at a distance. He took second in 19:12. The Riverside boys claimed third through 10th place to take the team standings 25-36. Newport sophomores Jordan McGhee and Keegan Heaney ran together through the race and finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Others running for Newport were Ben Jakeman in 16th, DJ Moreland 17th, Chris Stroup 18th, Cody Fisher 19th, Fynn Peck 20, and Sean Moore 22nd. Senior Arielle Walden was the first of the Grizzlies across the line in the girls’ race. She finished 10th in 25:55. The winner was Riverside senior Delany McMahon in 20:43. They got a perfect 15 to Newport’s 50 points. Normally some of the Lady Grizzlies top finishers, Jessica Emery and Jackie Morrell have been fighting illness. They finished at 15 and 16, respectively, and their times showed they were hurting. Rounding out the Newport team, Faii Sricharoenrat was 19th and Erin Rednour held off Riverside at the finish for 20th place.

The meet puts Newport girls fifth in Northeast A League standings. Lakeside is first with a perfect record. Lakeside also leads the boys standings, and Newport is sixth. “They are starting to develop as a team and are having fun,” coach Rory Axel said of his team. The same day, Lakeside hosted Freeman and Kettle Falls. Lakeside had a perfect showing in both the boys’ and girls’ race, taking first through fifth places. Chewelah hosted Medical Lake. The Cardinal boys had a perfect score of 15, but the Medical Lake girls’ streak was broken with Chewelah’s top runner placed fourth. Running at the Oroville Invite Saturday, Oct. 13, Newport got a chance to race against several teams from the Caribou Trail League that they’ll see at the regional meet Oct. 25 when they try for a spot at state. McMeen wasn’t far from the race leaders. He placed third, running the threemile course in 17:22. Liberty Bell’s Liam Daily won in 16:43, and Republic’s Duncan Forsman was second in 16:54. Nichols finished 12th for the Grizzlies in 18:10, Jordan McGhee was 43rd, Zane Davis 46th, Moreland 59th, and Cody Fisher 60th. In the girls’ race, it was Oroville’s Sierra Speiker who won in 19:10. Newport’s first finisher was Morrell in 17th with a time of 25:02, and Walden was seconds behind her in 18th. Caroline Sperling was 24th for the Grizzlies, Emery 25th, Nihed Ajmi 36th, and Rednour 37th. Regional’s will be the Grizzlies next meet, held Oct. 26 at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.

Newport suffers another league blowout to Lakeside No. 1 Chewelah coming to town BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

LAKESIDE – The Newport football team suffered a tough loss against Lakeside Friday night. While the Eagles won 52-14, Newport coach Zac Farnam said the score doesn’t necessarily reflect how good Lakeside is. “I feel like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong,” Farnam said. “It just seemed like we were a


step behind all night.” The score was 0-0 going into the second quarter, but Lakeside was up 10-0 with about 11 seconds left in the first half. They threw it deep and Newport missed a lot of tackles, Farnam said. Lakeside led 17-0 at the half. “When the wheels fall off, they fall off completely,” Farnam said. “That being said, I felt like the kids worked heard and they never gave up.” Lakeside scored two more TDs in the third and one more in the fourth before Newport scored on a 49-yard run by Ryan Rapp. Lake-

side scored again on an On defense, Cody 80-yard run. Newport’s O N D EC K: Phillips had six Bradon Barranco scored VS. CHEWELAH FRItackles, two for a on a 40-yard run before DAY, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. loss, Jared Schultz Lakeside’s final score. had five tackles and Barranco had 19 carries for 157 Nathan Larson had six tackles, one yards and the one TD. Rapp had for a loss. Newport hosts Chewelah nine carries for 68 yards and one this Friday, with kickoff at 7 p.m. TD and Dennis Fisher had eight Farnam said this will be a tough carries for 36 yards. Rapp was nine game. “We have our hands full.” of 25 passing for 108 yards and Chewelah is 4-0 in Northeast A threw one interception. League play and in first place. They Jeron Konkright had one catch for beat Freeman Friday night 21-0, 10 yards, Barranco grabbed four for who is 3-1 in league play. 62 and Coltin Worley caught three Newport is 1-3 in league play and for 36 yards. 2-4 overall, in fifth place.

Spartan soccer teams to hold awards PRIEST RIVER – Priest River’s boys and girls soccer teams were done for the season in the first round of districts. They’ll celebrate their accomplishments with an awards night Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Awards will be given out at the high school, the girls in Room 431 and the boys in Room 440. Intermountain League teams continued play in the district tournament last week. Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Bonners Ferry girls beat Kellogg 2-0, and Timberlake beat Coeur d’Alene Charter

4-2. Timberlake went on to beat Bonners 1-0 Thursday, Oct. 11 to claim the district championship and a trip to state. The Tigers play Marsh Valley Thursday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in the first round of the state tournament in Twin Falls. In the boys’ tournament, Bonners Ferry shut out St. Maries 3-0 Thursday to earn the district title and a chance to play at state. St. Maries lost a play-in game to Weiser 4-2 Saturday and is done for the season. Bonners faces South Freemont Thursday at 2 p.m.

Fish and game runs its first online chat BOISE – About 158 waterfowl hunters contributed 75 online questions during Idaho Fish and Game’s first online chat on Friday, Oct. 12. Fish and Game’s enforcement chief Jon Heggen and waterfowl biologist Jeff Knetter responded to questions covering a wide range of waterfowl-related



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Priest River Volleyball at Districts: TBA - Lakeland High School Priest River Cross Country at Intermountain League Districts: 4 p.m. - Pinehurst Golf Course, Kellogg Newport Volleyball vs. Kettle Falls: 6:30 p.m. - Kettle Falls FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Cusick Football vs. ColumbiaInchelium: 7 p.m. - Cusick Priest River Senior Night Football vs. Timberlake: 7 p.m. Priest River Newport Football vs. Chewelah: 7 p.m. - Newport

topics, including Idaho’s hunting rules, waterfowl biology and management during the live, two-hour chat. “We anticipated there would be some interest,” Heggen said. “Duck hunters brought a flurry of questions, and overall, this was a great event to visit with them.”



Selkirk Football vs. Republic: 7 p.m. – Republic Cusick Volleyball vs. Inchelium: 6 p.m. – Cusick SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 Selkirk Volleyball vs. Northport: 1 p.m. - Northport MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Newport Soccer vs. Riverside: 4 p.m. - Riverside TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Newport Volleyball at District Tournament: TBA Cusick Volleyball vs. Northport: 5 p.m. - Cusick

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Spartan netters finish strong BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – The Spartan volleyball team finished the regular season last week, beating Kellogg on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and splitting matches with Post Falls and Lakeside at Post Falls Thursday, Oct. 11. They beat Post Falls in five games and lost to Lakeland in three at Lakeland. Tuesday, against Kellogg, the Spartans won the first game 25-19, O N D EC K : then lost the secAT DISTRICTS ond game 25-22. THURSDAY, “We were inconOct. 18, TBA sistent at times and struggled with our serve receive passing,” Priest River coach Kati Bodecker said. Kellogg played tough and competed well, she said, but in the end it was the Spartans who won, taking the last two games 25-20 and 25-19. “We were able to finish strong at the end of each game when it counted,” Bodecker said. Melissa Trost had a team-high eight kills, Taryn Eldore had 18 assists, Karly Douglas had 10 digs, Kelsie Fink had a pair of blocks and Beth Bykerk had two aces. Against Post Falls on Thursday, the Sparts won the first game 2519, then lost the next two games 26-24 and 25-20. Priest River rallied in the fourth game, winning 25-22 and took the last set 15-12. “It was a hard fought match,” Bodecker said. “All of the games were close.” Trost and Bykerk had the most kills for the Spartans, with 14 each. Eldore had 37 assists, Fink serve three aces Douglas had 17 digs and Bykerk had eight blocks. Priest River was swept by Lakeside in three that same day. “We lost to a really good team,” Bodecker said. “Lakeside served extremely tough and was able to take us out of our offensive rhythm.” Priest River never was able to score consecutive points, she said. She said the Spartans blocked well. “One of the positives was we blocked well throughout the match, which is really encouraging,” she said. Priest River played Bonners Ferry in the first game of the District playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Lakeland. Results were unavailable at press time. If the Spartans win, they play for the District championship and a state tournament qualification. Win or loose, they play Day 2 of districts Thursday, Oct. 18, also at Lakeland. Admission is $5 per session for adults, $4 for students with an ASB card, and $3 for seniors and elementary students.

Spartans eye ticket to state meet PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River cross country team had nearly two weeks off of competition. Their next meet is Thursday, Oct. 18 in Kellogg. There, they will try to qualify for a spot at the Idaho State 3A meet. The top half of teams will go to state, and runners placing in the top third of all finishers can qualify as individuals. Priest River will be running against some tough Intermountain League teams, including Timberlake and Bonners Ferry. Coach Lance Clark said the Timberlake girls are looking to win again, but he thinks Priest River will have a tight race with Bonners Ferry for second place, which would qualify the girls team for state. He predicts the Bonners boys will be the top team, followed by Timberlake, Priest River and Kellogg. “I’m not sure how it will go for our boys and girls teams, but I look forward to the challenge and wish them luck,” he said. The district meet starts at 4 p.m. at the Pinehurst Golf Course.



Cusick takes down Selkirk 52-12 The Panthers scored twice more in the second quarter: on a 22-yard pass from Tyson IONE – It was a better showShanholtzer to Marcus Sheriing for Selkirk this time around dan, and then on a 14-yard rush playing county rival Cusick by Aydan Sears. Friday night in Ione. Cusick led 44-0 at the half. “I felt that overall we played Selkirk scored in the third better this game than quarter on a 48the first time we met,” yard pass from Selkirk coach Kelly Cain O N D EC K: Dominic Cain to said. “Our kids did a CUSICK VS. COLUMBIA- Michael Weiss, good job competing for INCHELIUM Friday, and held Cusick Oct. 19, 7 p.m. the full 48 minutes.” scoreless in the Cusick won 52-12 and quarter. remains in first place in SELKIRK AT REPUBLIC Selkirk scored the Northeast 1B North Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. again in the league, with a record of fourth on a 157-0 overall and 4-0 in yard pass from league. The last time Selkirk and Cain to Emery Maupin. Cusick faced each other – the Cusick finished the game with third week of this season, Cusick a 10-yard scoring rush by Alec won but the game did not count Bluff. as a league contest. “We used a lot of freshman in Cusick had a big first quarter, this game and they did a nice scoring 30 points. Derrick Bluff job of stepping up,” coach Cain caught an 18-yard pass from said. “I was proud of the team’s Ryan Sample to score, foleffort.” Cusick hosts Columbialowed by a 33-yard rushing TD. Inchelium Friday, Oct. 19, and Sample connected with Gavin Selkirk travels to Republic the Peterson for a score and then same night. Both games begin Jestin Brazda for another score. at 7 p.m. BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER


Cusick’s Derrick Bluff, No. 9, carries the ball for the Panthers while Selkirk defenders try to stop him during Friday night’s football game. Cusick won 52-12.

Newport volleyball 1-1 on week BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


Arianna Newcomb returns a serve against Riverside Tuesday, Oct. 9. Newport won a hard fought five-set match.

NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies volleyball team played twice last week, winning an exciting match with Riverside at Newport and traveling to Lakeside, where they were swept in three. “The game against Riverside was a nail biter,” Newport coach Kaprina Goodwin said. Riverside handily won the first game 25-13. Newport came back, winning the next two games 25-21 and 25-22. The next match went back and forth, with Riverside winning the set 31-29. The Grizzlies took the final set 15-7. “Both times we have played them it has come down to the fifth game,” Goodwin said. “I’m glad we could pull it off again. It’s fun for the fans and girls to have a rivalry like that.”

Newport tested by tough league teams The teams were well matched offensively. Newport had 12 shots on goal to Lakeside’s 16. In goal for Newport, Kathryn Merrill made seven saves, NEWPORT – The Newport soccer team faced and Lakeside made eight. two of the toughest teams in the Northeast A At Freeman Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Scotties won League last week. The girls stood up to their 2-1. Newport had a good goal from Addy Cauchy Northeast A League rivals but ultimately dropped in the first half and played well. Unfortunately, the two games to Freeman and Lakeside. girls came out very flat in the second half It was an exciting game hosting the O N D EC K: and Freeman scored early on and scored Eagles Thursday, Oct. 11. Newport lost AT RIVERSIDE again four minutes later. 4-3. MONDAY, “We rallied and had some good oppor“They are a talented group with speed Oct. 22, 4 p.m. tunities to tie but just did not get it done,” and power,” Newport coach Jeremy Lewis said. “It was overall another good Lewis said. It was the Grizzlies that scored contest with them and if things continue first, with Kennedy Kindred making a goal off of the same we will play them to make the crossover a penalty kick two minutes into play. Lakeside games. The top two teams make it this year.” controlled much of the play and scored at nine The teams were pretty evenly matched with minutes and 13 minutes before Newport equalized Newport making 15 attempts and Freeman taking with a great far post goal by junior Holly Malsbury 19 shots. Merrill had 10 saves for Newport while to keep the Grizzlies close in the first half. Freeman’s keeper made 13 saves. Lakeside reclaimed their lead before the half, and “Despite these losses we are getting better in added one more just after play resumed for a 4-2 some areas and look forward to seeing how far lead. But their main defender got injured and the we can go,” coach Lewis said. The girls played momentum swung in Newport’s favor. Malsbury another league game at Medical Lake Tuesday, scored one more for Newport in the 70th minute, Oct. 16 after The Miner deadline. The last regular but they weren’t able to overcome the Eagles. season game is another league match at Riverside “We pressed and played great, but just could not Monday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. The district tournament quite get that tying goal,” coach Lewis said. begins Oct. 25. BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

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Goodwin said Lauren Vaughn had a good match, dishing out 39 assists. “Our kills were distributed pretty evenly between several players, which kept them guessing who was going to get the ball,” Goodwin said. Vaughn also served a gameO N D EC K: high five aces. AT KETTLE Arianna Newcomb led the FALLS Thursday, team with 13 kills. Jenna KerOct. 18, 5 p.m. sting had 14 digs for Newport, as well as a block. Elise Cunningham had Newport’s other block. Thursday, it didn’t go as well against Lakeside, with Newport losing in three, 25-16, 25-21 and 25-21. Newcomb played well, leading the Griz-


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CROSS COUNTRY TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Northeast A League at Newport Boys team results: Riverside 25, Newport 36. Boys individual results: 1, McMeen, (New), 18:29. 2, Nichols, (New), 19:12. 3, Thompson, (Riv), 19:26. 4, Taylor, (Riv), 19:29. 5, Ferraro (Riv), 19:41. Girls team results: Riverside 15, Newport 50. Girls individual results: 1, McMahan, (Riv), 20:43. 2, Chris, (Riv), 20:46. 3, Shuler, (Riv), 21:18. 4, Mildes, (Riv), 21:19. 5, Hambidge, (Riv), 22:19.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 Oroville Invite at Lake Osoyoos State Park Boys individual results: 1, Daily (Liberty Bell) 16:43. 2, Forsman (Republic) 16:54. 3, McMeen (Newport) 17:22. 4, Campbell (Rep) 17:26. 5, Herrmann (Rep) 17:39. 6, Avilez (Tonasket) 17:50. 7, Brown (Rep) 17:55. 8, Poore (Rep) 17:58. 9, Stocker (Chelan) 17:59. 10, Garcia (Che) 18:00. Girls individual results: 1, Speiker (Oroville) 19:10. 2, McIntyre (Rep) 20:51. 3, Palazzo (Che) 21:20. 4, Meneses (Che) 21:56. 5, M. Negrete (Che) 22:30. 6, Galvan (Che) 22:53. 7, Puente (Ton) 23:07. 8, Campos (Che) 23:11. 9, Matheson (Lake Roosevelt) 23:13. 10, I. Negrete (Che) 23:16.

Cross County standings Northeast A League Boys: 1, Lakeside 4-0. 2, Riverside 4-1. 3, Medical Lake 3-1. 4, Chewelah 2-3. 5, Freeman 1-3. 6, Newport 1-5. 7, Kettle Falls 0-2. Northeast A League Girls: 1, Lakeside 4-0. 2, Riverside 4-1. 3, Medical Lake 2-2. 4, Freeman 2-3. 5, Newport 0-3. 6, Chewelah 0-3.

FOOTBALL FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Newport (2-4, 1-3) 0 0 0 14 -14 Lakeside (WA) (3-4, 2-3) 0 17 14 21 -52 Scoring Lak-Collins 27 pass from Kovac (Phillips kick) Lak-Phillips 26 FG Lak-Noonan 55 pass from Kovac (Phillips kick) Lak-Collins 26 pass from Kovac (Phillips kick) Lak-Howard 50 run (Phillips kick) Lak-Noonan 100 INT (Phillips kick) New-Rapp 49 run (Riccardo kick) Lak-Perkins 80 run (Phillips kick) New-Barranco 40 run (Riccardo kick) Lak-Littleton 8 run (Phillips kick)

Priest River (5-1, 2-0) 14 8 23 0 Bonners Ferry (0-7, 0-2) 0 7 0 0

30 14 0 0 0 6

8 6

FOOTBALL STANDINGS Intermountain League Priest River 2-0 5-1 Timberlake 2-0 3-4 Bonners Ferry 0-2 0-7 Kellogg 0-2 0-7 Northeast A League Chewelah Medical Lake Freeman Lakeside (WA) Newport Riverside Kettle Falls

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

6-1 6-1 5-2 3-4 2-4 1-6 0-6

Northeast 1B North Cusick 4-0 Wellpinit 4-1 Columbia-Inchelium 3-1 Republic 2-2 Selkirk 2-2 Northport 0-4 Curlew 0-5

7-0 6-1 5-2 4-2 4-3 2-5 0-7

Scoring Cus-D. Bluff 18 pass from Sample (pass failed) Cus-D. Bluff 33 run (Sample run)

zlies with 10 kills and eight digs. Vaughn had another good match, leading the team with 22 assists. Cunningham and Jacklin McCroskey each served an ace for Newport and Hadley Stratton had two blocks. Newport has a Northeast A

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Northeast A League at Newport Lakeside 4, Newport 3 Scoring: First half - 1, New, Kindred (PK) 2:00. 2, Lak, Peters 9:00. 3, Lak, A.Cook-Cox 13:00. 4, New, Malsbury 31:00. 5, Lak, A.Cook-Cox 37:00. Second half: 6, Lak, Peters, 46:00. 7, New, Malsbury (Frederick) 70:00. Shots: Lakeside 16, Newport 12. Saves: Lakeside, Brittos 8. Newport, Merrill 7.

VOLLEYBALL TUESDAY, OCT. 9 At Kellogg Priest River d. Kellogg 3-1 Kellogg 19 25 20 19

League record of 5-5, with an overall record of 5-6. They are in third place, ahead of Riverside and behind Freeman and league leading Lakeside. They entertained Chewelah at home after deadline Tuesday, Oct. 16. Thursday, Oct. 18 they will travel to Kettle Falls for a match that starts at 5 p.m.


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At Newport Newport d. Riverside 3-2 Newport 13 25 25 29 15 Riverside 25 21 22 31 7

At Lakeside Lakeside d. Newport 3-0 Newport 16


22 25 25

Scoring Kills-Trost, Bykerk (PR) 14. Assists-Eldore (PR) 37. Aces-Fink (PR) 3. Digs-Douglas (PR) 17. Blocks-Bykerk (PR) 8.

Scoring: First half - 1, New, Malsbury, 34:00. Second half - 2, Fre, Christiansen (DeHass) 43:00. 3, Fre, Christiansen (S. McGarity) 47:00. Shots: Newport 15. Freeman 19. Saves: Newport, Merrill 10. Freeman, Sorensen 13.

-52 -12


Trost-8 kills Eldore-18 assists Douglas-10 digs Fink-2 blocks Bykerk-2 aces

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 At Lakeland Priest River d. Post Falls 3-2 Post Falls 19 26 25 22 12 Priest River 25 24 20 25 12


-45 -7

Priest River

21 21



25 25

Scoring Newport Kills-A. Newcomb (New) 10, Watkins (Lak) 14. Assists-Vaughn (New) 22, Johnson (Lak) 28. Aces-Cunningham, McKrowsky 1 (New), Hanna (Lak) 4. Digs-A. Newcomb (New) 8, Schmautz (Lak) 12. Blocks-Stratton (New) 2, Widman (Lak) 4.

At Selkirk Cusick d. Selkirk 3-2 Cusick 23 Selkirk 25

25 26 20 15 20 24 25 3

Scoring Cusick Kills-Nenema, Adams (Cus) 17. Anderson (Sel) 8. Assists-Samuels (Cus) 15, N/A (Sel). Aces-Nenema (Cus) 7. McAerin, Carrasco, Cronable, Couch (Sel) 1. Digs-Nenema (Cus) 11, Couch (Sel) 16. Blocks-Adams (Cus) 3, Anderson (Sel) 8.

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Won 14 14 14 13.5 10 6.5




Scoring Newport Kills-Newcomb (New) 13, Spray (Riv) 16. Assists-Vaughn (New) 39, Hunt (Riv) 19. Aces-Vaughn (New) 5, Davis (Riv) 3. Digs-Kersting (New) 14, Spray (Riv) 19. Blocks-Cunningham, Kersting (New) 1. Davis, Phillips (Riv) 4.

TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Northeast A League at Freeman Freeman 2, Newport 1

Scoring PR-Barber 30 pass from Riley (Akre kick) PR-Barber 4 run (Akre kick) BF-TD (kick good) PR-Riley 50 run (Hopkins pass from Riley) PR-Barber 38 pass from Riley (Akre pass from Riley) PR-Akre 38 pass from Riley (Akre kick) PR-Riley 12 run (Riley run)

Cusick (7-0, 4-0) Selkirk (4-3, 2-2)

Cus-Peterson 5 pass from Sample (Sample pass from Shanholtzer) Cus-Brazda 3 pass from Sample (conv. good) Cus-Sheridan 22 pass Shanholtzer (White pass from Shanholtzer) Cus-Sears 14 run (conv. failed) Sel-Weiss 48 pass from Cain (pass failed) Sel-Maupin 15 pass from Cain (pass failed) Cus-A. Bluff 10 run (White pass from Sample)


OCTOBER 17, 2012 |

Loss 10 10 10 10.5 14 7.5

High game scratch: Laura O’Brien 203. High game handicap: Claudia McKinney 216. High series scratch Laura O’Brien 554. High series handicap:

Sharon Clark 617. High team game scratch: State Line 582. High team game handicap: State Line 816. High team series scratch: State Line 2,386. Converted splits: Joey Caskey 5-10, 3-7; Carol Becks 5-10; Gina Green 3-10; Barb Mix 3-10; Sherry Loveridge 3-10. Laura O’Brien 2-5-7.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Thursday Niters Team OK Lanes OH $#!+ Wilkinson Rental Club Rio Pooch Parlor Country Lane Wanna Bees Plain Nasty’s 4 Amigos

Won 17 15 15 11 10 10 10 8

Lost 7 9 9 13 14 14 14 16

High scratch game - Team: Country Lane 725, Men: Duane Jones 232, Women: Pam Nichols 190. High handicap game - Team: Club Rio Pooch Parlor 859. Men: Jim Goss 239. Women: Donna Kirkpatrick 246. High scratch series - Team: Country Lane 2,081. Men: Duane Jones 601. Women: Pam Nichols 509. High handicap series - Team: Country Lane 2,456. Men: Steve Eastman 626. Women: Pam Nichols 650.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Friday Night Leftovers Team Party of Four The Lakers Timber Room O.K. Lanes Gutter Gang

Won 17 15 14.5 14 12

Lost 7 9 9.5 10 12

Cusick Tavern San Souci Sandbaggers Screamin 4 Ice Cream EZ-Rider Weber Enterprises Vacant Team

12 11 10.5 9 8 0

12 13 13.5 15 16 12

High scratch game team: Party of Four 723. High handicap game team: The Lakers 916. High scratch series team: Timber Room 2,046. High handicap series team: Cusick Tavern 2,604. High scratch game: Jim Loveridge 231, Sara Goss 202. High handicap game: Joe Gregonis 259, Joette Hilzer 253. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 614, Sara Goss 534. High handicap series: Joe Gregonis 711, Joette Hilzer 704. Converted splits: Rod Hilden 6-7, 4-6. Him Loveridge 5-7. Sherry Loveridge 3-10. Joette Hilzer 5-10.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 Wednesday Night Loopers Team Action Auto McCroskey Defense Pend Oreille Marine H & D Diesel McCroskey Atty @ Law Pooch Parlor OK Lanes Club Rio

Won 115 96.5 96.5 88 86 79 79 55

Lost 60 78.5 78.5 87 89 96 96 120

High scratch game: Jeff Huling 267. High handicap game: Jeff Huling 267. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 705. High handicap series: Jeff Huling 705. High team scratch game: McCroskey Atty @ Law 997. High handicap game: McCroskey Atty @ Law 1,113. High team scratch series: McCroskey Atty @ Law 2,719. High handicap series: McCroskey Defense 3,101.


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NEWPORT – Angel Paws of Pend Oreille County members will be distributing dog food, cat food and cat litter Thursday Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon during the Second Harvest food distribution at the American Lutheran Church in Newport. The organization is also seeking donations of winter coats for dogs. If you have a clean dog coat that is no longer being used or

Dishes and more for sale at museum NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Museum in Newport will hold a gift, craft and rummage sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Numerous sets of dishes are up for sale, as well as books, holiday items and more. Historical society president Evelyn Reed said it’s probably the most items they’ve ever had. Not all of the museum displays will be open during the sale. The next time the museum will be open for a full day will be after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 and 24.

Usk Fall Bazaar set for Oct. 27 USK – The annual fall bazaar at the Usk Community Club is set for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes homemade soup, bread, pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls and chilidogs. Start your Christmas shopping early with a selection of homemade crafts. Door prizes will be given away throughout the bazaar. Proceeds go to the community club. Funds are used for scholarships for graduating seniors at Cusick High School, and also to support efforts such as the American Legion’s Christmas program for kids. “It all goes back into the community and keeping that building open,” said Barb McGill. The community club is located at 2442 Black Road. For more information call 509-445-1433 or 509-445-1453.

PRIEST RIVER – Priest River Library will host a pumpkin carving contest Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Open to one and all, register at the library by Wednesday, Oct. 17 so pumpkins can be purchased for the event. Those 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own carving utensils


A special trip to the Aloha State Kim and Curt Knapp had a great time in Honolulu with Danny Woelk and his neighbor, Jerry Kellmer of Newport Oct. 2-7. During their five-day stay they visited the beach, the Polynesian Culture Center and Pearl Harbor, which included the “Mighty Mo” and the USS Arizona Memorial. Throughout the entire trip all Woelk and Kellmer could say is “wait until Newport hears about this,” Curt Knapp said. He and Kim take Woelk on an annual trip, having gone to Alaska, Mexico and Seattle in previous years.

Animal rescue seeks donations for vet bill PRIEST RIVER – Priest River Animal Rescue is seeking donations to cover the veterinary bill for a rescued dog. Buddy One came to PRAR with a broken leg that had knit itself improperly, and he was in a lot of pain. A PRAR volunteer brought him into Pend Oreille Veterinary Clinic where his leg was rebroken and properly set with pins. A woman from Spokane is fostering him while he recuperates, giving

him just enough exercise along with comfy spots to relax. X-rays and removal of stitches is scheduled for early October, but meanwhile PRAR’s volunteer is out close to $800. The organization is seeking donations to help reimburse their volunteer. Donations can be made to PRAR at P.O. Box 1626, Priest River, ID 83856 or bring it by the rescue in Priest River and mention it is for Buddy One.

Group gathers goods for soldiers BLANCHARD – A group in Blanchard is holding two gatherings in coming weeks to collect items for soldiers serving overseas. Saturday, Nov. 3, a gathering is planned for Magees, previously the Blanchard Tavern, from 1-5 p.m. It’s a family restaurant and kids are invited. The group is collecting dried meets, jerky and cookies for the soldiers and is getting apples ready to dehydrate as well. Raffles will be held for attendees. The second event is Sunday, Nov. 11 at Jo’s Hole in Spirit Lake, sponsored by the Vietnam Vet Riders. Free pizza is provided by 4th and Maine Pizza in Spirit Lake. A jam session and raffles will be held from 1-4 p.m.

veterinary assistance grants to Pend Oreille County residents well as low or no cost spay and neuter. Angel Paws members have financially assisted more than 50 veterinary procedures, more than 100 spay and neuters and distributed more that 3,000 pounds of dog and cat food in Pend Oreille County since March 2012.

on the day of the contest. Additional information is available at the Priest River Library. Story Time for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Blanchard and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in Priest River. Join the fun as you read about bears, president’s pets, celebration foods and much more.

METALINE FALLS – Dan Kotzian and Nancy Lotze of Metaline Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Rose Kotzian, to Paul Allan Emrick, son of Jane Emrick of Ione and the late Allan Emrick. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Montana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in film

and photography. The groom-tobe attended Spokane Community College after high school. He is currently employed as site supervisor of plant maintenance and operations at Air Products in Winnemucca, Nev. Both are graduates of Selkirk High School in Ione. An August wedding is planned in Spokane at Arbor Crest.

NEWPORT – The Hospitality House senior center in Newport is holding several informational seminars during October. A financial literacy presentation is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. Some of the things to be discussed include

convenient banking, debit cards, avoiding scams and senior savings. October is the beginning time for seniors to think about changes to their health and prescription drug coverage to Medicare. Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. there

Selkirk fifth grader Zach Curran tries out the violin with guest artist Amanda Garrett, who visited Selkirk Elementary in Metaline Falls Oct. 5. Garrett performed and shared her music with all music students in grades 1-5.

Holman presents at art group meeting NEWPORT – The Evergreen Art Association, which is open to all artists in the area, met Monday, Oct. 8, at the Riverbank Restaurant in Oldtown for a program by nature photographer Tom Holman of Nordman at Priest Lake. All artists in the area are invited to attend the regular meeting at 10 a.m. on the second Monday of each month. Featured artist for October is Shirley Hendershott. Hendershott’s oil paintings will be on display until Nov. 12 at Pend Oreille Valley Networks Inc. office at 108 S. Washington, Newport.

Showing their work in the October 2012 rotation at the Black Rose Salon and Golden China Restaurant in Newport, and Hardwood Grill in Priest River are Audrey Rogers, oil; Lorraine Wilson, pastel; and Channin Manus, oil. The Evergreen Art Association’s mission is to support and promote all artists in the area and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors in local schools. Prospective members and guests are always welcome. For more information, call president Loyce Akers at 208-437-0274.

will be someone at the Hospitality House to answer questions and explain the changes to Medicare. There will be another Medicare awareness discussion Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Hospitality House is located at 216 S. Washington Ave.

Join in to pray for the nation OLDTOWN – The Church of Faith in Oldtown is sponsoring an all community “Prayer for our Nation” Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a drop-in format.

Church members will be praying for the leaders of our nation and our communities and for the upcoming election. Prayer will be the focus and not politics or UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m. Church School ~ 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Rev. Russell Clark 447-4121


A lesson on violin

Kotzian and Emrick

Hospitality House hosts informational sessions

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


Special events will be held during Idaho Family Reading Week, Nov. 13-20. Check the library website at, follow the library district on www. or call 208-448-2207 in Priest River, 118 Main St., and 208-4370801 in Blanchard, 412 Railroad Ave. for more information.

Kotzian, Emrick announce wedding engagement


Quilt show coming to Spokane SPOKANE – The Washington State Quilters are hosting one of the region’s largest quilt shows in Spokane Oct. 19, 20 and 21. The show will feature 680 quilts, 55 vendors, master quilter Dorie Clark, demonstrations throughout the day, and a quilt boutique. The show takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Admission is $8 for all three days. Children 11 and under get in free. Free parking is available. For more information call 509863-5536 or visit

can purchase a dog coat to help another pet contact Angel Paws members Deb at 509-445-1005 and Cindy at 509-999-6965 or Janet at 509-447-3541. Coats will be distributed to requesting low income, disabled or senior pet owners in Pend Oreille County. Angel Paws is a non-profit organization promoting responsible pet ownership by providing

Carve pumpkins for library contest

Davis Lake Grange to hold spaghetti feed fundraiser NEWPORT – The Davis Lake Grange, located nine miles north of Newport on Highway 20, is holding a spaghetti feed and bake sale fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3-7 p.m. Five dollars gets you a generous serving of spaghetti with meat sauce, a tossed green salad and garlic bread. Children ages 5-12 eat for $3 and those under 5 eat free. There will also be a variety of home baked items, including cakes, pies, cookies and quick breads, as well as gluten free cookies. The grange members said they look forward to visiting with everyone. For information, call Leroy or Cindy at 509-671-3719.


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



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

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

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


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

political parties. All are invited to join as they unite and ask God for guidance and to heal our land, organizers said. The church is located at 36245 Highway 41. SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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




John Harry Burke Vancouver, Wash.

John Harry Burke died at his home in Vancouver, Wash., Thursday, Oct. 11. He was 64. He was born to the late Charles Burke and Gertrude Burke March 7, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas, the fifth of eight children. Mr. Burke was a veteran of the Vietnam War, earning several medals during his service in the U.S. Army. He retired in June 1986 as Sergeant First Class (SFC) after 21 years of dedicated service to his country. After retiring from the military, Mr. Burke continued his medical career as an emergency room medic. But he desired to be free and longed to see the countryside so he became a long-haul truck driver, retiring in 2010. Family said he touched the lives of many people with his contagious smile and maintained his sense of humor all the way to the end. He will be dearly missed by all his friends and family. His death was preceded by his wife Betty Burke. Survived by his three daughters, AnnMarie Burke of Yakima, Katrina Pescador of San Diego, Juanita (and Johnny) Rogers of Vancouver; seven treasured grandchildren, Kristopher Burke, Samantha Schmoe, Bronte Pescador, Michael Rogers, Charles Rogers, Anya Broyles and Joseph Rogers; his devoted mother Gerda Burke of Newport; four sisters, Dee (and Richard) Magnus of Perland, Texas, Peggy (and Jim) Hansen of Montgomery, Texas, Ginny (and Tom) Hernandez of Calif.,





and Janett Anselmo of Sandpoint; and three brothers, Chuck Burke of San Gabriel, Calif., Bill (and Desiree) Burke of Spokane, and David (and Susan) Easley of Oldtown; along with countless other family and friends whom were blessed to know him. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at 430 W. Third St., Newport. Pastor Russ Clark of Newport United Church of Christ will officiate, and John’s brother Bill will be providing the Eulogy. Interment to follow at Newport Cemetery and the wake will take place at the Newport United Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to 109 NE 158th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684.

Michael Glenn Woelk Spokane

Michael Glenn Woelk passed away Oct. 10 in Spokane at the age of 69. Mr. Woelk was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Menno and Dorothy Woelk. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of both the Vietnam and the Gulf wars. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant children, and a sister, Marilyn (and Owen) Seumptewa. He is survived by a son, Thomas (and Sawaka); a daughter, Michellee (and Chris) Jones; grandchildren Grace Jones and Cooper Jones; brothers Milton (and Kathie), Peter (and Valerie), and Don; sisters Ruth Bates, Mary Lou (and Raul) Aponte, Ann (and Dan) Waggoner, and Leona (and Rocky) Woelk; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was well loved and will be greatly missed, family said.



Charlene Curren

Jesse A. Jasper

Charlene Curren passed away at her home in Newport Saturday, Oct. 13. She was 47. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse A. Jasper of Newport passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 16. He was 71. Services will be announced and a full obituary will run at a later date.






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

Robert J. Goff, 49, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear in court for a criminal assistance. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Cusick area. Jay T. Haikkila, 29, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear in court on a second degree burglary charge. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds, with blue



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Pend Oreille Watershed Implementing Team: 9 a.m. to Noon - American Lutheran Church in Newport South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue: 7 p.m. - Station 31, 325272 Highway 2, Diamond Lake MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Pend Oreille County Commis-

eyes and brown hair. His last known address is in the Newport area. Richard D. Towle, 52, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants; for failure to appear in court on a third degree theft charge, a fourth degree assault domestic violence charge and a malicious mischief charge. He is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. His last known address is in the Newport area. Sandy Strickland, 33, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear in court on a possession of controlled substance without a prescription charge. She is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. Her last known address is in the Priest River area.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Pend Oreille Economic Development Council: 8:30 a.m. Cusick Community Center Diamond Lake Water and Sewer District Board: 10 a.m. District Office Pend Oreille County Park Board: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center West Bonner County School Board: 6 p.m. - Various schools Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Station



sioners: 9 a.m. - Courthouse Newport School Board: 5 p.m. District Office Selkirk School Board: 6 p.m. High School Music Room West Branch LSR Watershed Committee: 6-8:30 p.m. - Riverside Fire Station TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Courthouse Pend Oreille Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop: 6 p.m. - Cusick Community Center Pend Oreille County Republican Central Committee: 6 p.m. Cusick Community Center Pend Oreille County Republican Party: 7-8:30 p.m. - American Legion, Cusick

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, Oct. 8 THREATENING – Hwy. 20, report of upset truck driver at the shipping department. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Brian Keith Eubank, 37, of Ione was arrested on a warrant. VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER – Hope Rd., Newport, complainant received a phone call from the respondent. ANIMAL PROBLEM – Hwy. 20, complainant reports she saw two horses that she feels are too skinny. DISTURBANCE – Hwy. 2, report that former employee in the store shouting at customers. THEFT – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that Saturday night the complainant’s prescription was stolen from her purse. ILLEGAL BURNING – Duncan Drive, report that neighbor is burning a slash pile. JUVENILE PROBLEM – N. Newport Ave., report of two female juveniles about 13 years old smoking in the parking lot. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – W. Spruce St., Newport, report that male is trying to kick in the door and yelling. DISTURBANCE – W. Spruce St., report of three adults fighting. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Westside Calispell, report that complainant does not feel safe at the residence and is requesting assistance. ACCIDENT – Deer Valley Rd., report of vehicle in ditch. ARREST – Gray Rd., Hwy. 2, Newport, Derrek J. Easling, 31, of Newport was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, Oct. 9 ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Nicole R. Simmons, 20, of Kettle Falls was arrested on a warrant. PROPERTY DAMAGE – Scotia Rd., report that someone ran into complainant’s gate and damaged it. BURGLARY – Pack Rat Lane, report that cabin was broken in to overnight LITTERING – Veit Rd., report of large amounts of garbage dumped on property. TRESPASSING – N. Spokane Ave., report that complainant asked people to leave and they refused. ILLEGAL BURNING – Sunnyside Drive, report of a bonfire. THEFT – W. 6th St., theft of ATM funds reported. THEFT – Tina’s Trail, report of theft of diesel from truck. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Buffalo Lane POSSIBLE DUI – Hwy. 20, report of SUV swerving in and out of the ditch. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Garden Ave., report that someone threw a rock and tried to break complainant’s window. ARREST – Randolph Erwin Lees, 60, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. Wednesday, Oct. 10 NOISE COMPLAINT – Hwy. 20 ARREST – Hwy. 2, Benjamin Jay Goodman, 39, of Wenatchee was arrested for fourth degree assault and disorderly conduct. DISTURBANCE – McKay St., report of male and female arguing. ARREST – Shawn David Sweeney, 50, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant. FIRE – Rocky Gorge Rd., report of 100 x 50 foot brush fire. THEFT – W. 4th St., Newport, report that bike was stolen while child was in class. THEFT – Shepherds Gate Lane, report of guitar taken. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of drugs in vehicle. ASSAULT – S. 2nd Ave., report that 41-year-old male was assaulted. ARREST – Ted Rodney Eastman, 43, of Loon Lake was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Thursday, Oct. 11 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Monumental Way, Cusick, complainant believes someone attempted entry. THEFT – N. Hayford Rd., report of theft. DISTURBANCE – Scotia Rd., report of 22-year-old male yelling, screaming, throwing items around. VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER – Giddings Rd., complainant reports getting texts from male in protection order. TRESPASSING – Bergen Rd., report of unknown subjects cutting wood on complainant’s property. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Spring Valley Rd., report of possible theft of wood from property. ACCIDENT – Westside Calispell Rd., report of two-car non-injury accident. VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER – Hope Rd., report of possible violation of protection order. ACCIDENT – W. 1st St., report of twovehicle non-injury wreck. ARREST – David Louis Grantski, 58, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. Friday, Oct. 12 THEFT – S. Washington Ave., report of four bikes stolen overnight. THEFT – Hwy. 20, items reported missing. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Monumental Way, complainant believes someone has been going through his belongings. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 3rd St., report of two flat tires in one month. TRESPASSING – W. 1st St., report of disoriented male trespassing. ARREST – W. 1st St., Donnie Ray Flett, 34, of Fruitland was arrested for criminal trespass, fourth degree assault and malicious mischief. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES – N. Union Ave., report of dark SUV with lights off and subject standing outside. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of motorcycle-deer collision. VIOLATION OF ORDER – Giddings Rd., complainant reports receiving texts from respondent in protection order. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Davis Rd., report of vehicle with no lights and now subjects wandering



around with flashlight. ARREST – Joshua Henry Hester, 36, of Newport was arrested on a warrant. Saturday, Oct. 13 TRESPASSING – Fertile Valley Rd., report of subjects hunting on private property. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Scotia Rd., report of vehicle driving back and forth on Scotia. ILLEGAL BURNING – Roberts Rd., report of a large bonfire. HARASSMENT – Sunnyside Drive, report that complainant is receiving unwanted phone calls and texts. ASSAULT – Hwy. 2, report of three juvenile males in a physical fight. POSSIBLE DUI – Hwy. 20, report of vehicle all over road, speed is erratic. ALCOHOL OFFENSE – Bead Lake Rd., report of two 14-year-old females committing alcohol offense. POSSIBLE DUI – Hwy. 20, report that vehicle almost hit a guardrail. FRAUD – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of counterfeit. INTOXICATION – Hwy. 20, report of intoxicated male walking on roadway. ARREST – Kenneth Edward Plummer, 41, of Colville was arrested for a warrant and for driving on a suspended license. ARREST – Raymond William Finley, 32, of Cusick was arrested for driving under the influence. Sunday, Oct. 14 SUSPICIOUS PERSON – W. 1st St., report of elderly man walking towards hospital. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – Glendale Drive, report of possible hunters trespassing. POSSIBLE DUI – W. 1st St., report that pickup truck almost caused accidents. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Green Rd., Newport, report of white pickup trespassing. AUTO THEFT – N. Fea Ave., Newport, report of motorcycle stolen overnight. WEAPON OFFENSE – Hwy. 211, report of multiple shots fired in area. BURGLARY – Stadium Drive, Newport, report of house burglarized over weekend. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Buffalo

Lane, Cusick, report of female assaulted by male suspect. FISH AND GAME – Fertile Valley Rd., report of three bears on property. FRAUD – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of minor with fake ID. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Hwy. 2, report of male peering in windows and shaking doors.

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, Oct. 8 THEFT – Hwy. 2, Oldtown RECKLESS DRIVING – Blanchard Cutoff Tuesday, Oct. 9 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River VANDALISM – White Way, Priest River Wednesday, Oct. 10 HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS – Hoo Doo Loop, Oldtown Thursday, Oct. 11 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Conrad Vista Rd., Priest River, a case for drugs was initiated. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Jerry Barnes Jr., 23, of Priest River was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without privileges. Friday, Oct. 12 SHOPLIFTING – 5th St. N., Oldtown, a 27-year-old Newport man was cited and released for willful concealment. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 41, Oldtown CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Hwy. 57, Priest River, deputy assisted Priest River Police with a K-9 search of a vehicle. Saturday, Oct. 13 FIRE – Quartz Mountain Rd., Priest River BURGLARY – 7th St., Priest River Sunday, Oct. 14 ILLEGAL DUMPING – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake, report of illegal dumping in the area of Spirit Lake Cutoff and Dreamcatcher Lane. MARINE INCIDENT – Bayview Drive, Coolin ARREST – My Rd., Oldtown, Joebi D. Gumaer, 35, of Oldtown was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Jack Roy Dalton III April 2, 1974 - July 29, 2012

Jack Roy Dalton III born on April 2nd 1974 in Everett, WA to Jack Roy Dalton JR. and Marilynn Dalton. Jack passed away July 29, 2012 from a tragic and heartbreaking accident, Jack was baptized at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Snohomish. Jack Attended Cathcart Elementary and Silver Lake Christian School graduating from the 8th grade, Jack went on to graduate from Snohomish High School and Skills welding school in 1993. Jack worked on railroad bridges as a welder and a crane operator for the last 6 years, traveling all over the United States As an young child into his early teens Jack was involved in BMX bicycle racing and many trophies later, this led into his love of riding, racing dirt bikes and hill climbing on family trips to Rosalyn WA, Jack had a passion for riding, from racing in the desert one hundred, and riding for the pure joy. Jack was a great teacher to his sister Jackie, son Jacob and nephew Dakota. Jack taught them how to ride, always guiding in the right way to do things and techniques that made a good rider into a great one, he taught respect for the bike and others, always patient. He was a great teacher. Loving the sport, Jack always tried to be at the Seattle Super cross races or where ever they were being held and Washougal every year. Jack introduced the sport to his mom. They shared many conversations on races comparing events, sharing opinions about the riders Jack moved to Newport in 2005. He spent his time off on his property. He loved to work on the property, making new trails to ride on, making a dirt track or building his cabin. Jack

enjoyed making the property his Garden. If Jack was standing here today, his warm smile would be evident, and he would want to reassure his family to enjoy and take care of the garden he was building. When Jack was home he took care of his father, Jack R Dalton Jr. who preceded him in death 10/31/11. Jack enjoyed the outdoors, cutting firewood for his many fire pits, spending time at night under the stars as the fire blazed away, the smell of firewood burning, looking at the stars. Jack loved to target practice. He had built a small gun range and he taught all of us to shoot. He was always right there to teach everyone the rules that apply to shooting, especially with his son Jakob, his nephew Dakota, niece Emma and sister Jackie. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing. On a recent visit to Newport he taught his mom how to fish; they spent time catching a lot of fish, talking, laughing and loving each other. Last summer Jack took his little niece Emma fishing and she caught her first fish with him at her side, a time she will always have in her heart. She was so looking forward to seeing him on a family trip to Disney World in Florida planned for this month. He promised to take her on all of the rides. He was looking forward to all of us being together. Jack’s dreams for his future were about to come true this coming year. Plans were in the works for starting a new business, a well and his apartment/ shop. For the first time in years he was so looking forward to his future which held so much promise.

Jack’s courage, his smile, his grace gladdened the hearts of those who have the privilege of loving him. Jack’s Gift of life will continue through Organ donation and Sight life. Jack touched so many lives and in death he has touched and gladdened so many more. Jack was so loved and respected by so many people. Jack was the highlight of anyone’s day! Jack’s smile warmed your heart, his laugh was contagious. The best part of Jack was his caring and loving heart, always welcoming personality. Jack’s hugs were like magic, the big bear hugs that were truly from his heart. No words can ever capture Jack, his quick wit, his personality, his beautiful smile, his kind loving blue eyes, his gentle nature. His last words to his family were “ I really love you Mom, thank you for being there for me, see you soon”. Jack will be and is so deeply missed! Little Jack we love you and will never forget you! You are the best son, father, brother and uncle ever. You will always be in our hearts forever until we can be with you again! Jack is survived by his mother Marilynn Dalton, his sister Jacquelynn Carlson, his son Jakob Dalton, his nephew Dakota Brown and niece Emma Carlson.


| OCTOBER 17, 2012


Spokane RV Resort 877-276-1555

Kalispel Tribe 509-445-1147

Les Schwab Tire Center 208-448-2311

Ben Franklin 208-437-4822

Colville Towing 509-684-3137

Rob’s Heating & Cooling 208-437-0174/208-610-5747

Dollars & Deals 509-447-4483

Bliss Chiropractic Health Center 509-447-2413

R Little Hair House 509-447-4831

Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Inc. 509-684-5071/888-445-1732

Seeber’s Pharmacy 509-447-2484

Carl Pitts & Sons Well Drilling 208-437-4168

Country Carpet Cleaning 509-684-4195

Roger’s Body & Frame 509-447-4225

Cenex Harvest States 509-534-0470

Pacific Steel & Recycling 208-263-2584

Numerica Credit Union 800-433-1837

Name your ghost Golden China 509-447-2753

United Hillyard Antique Mall 509-483-2647

C & D Zodiac 509-447-4122

Pend Oreille Telecom / RTI 509-446-0082

Connie & Clydes Barber Shop 509-447-3734

RULES: Color the picture and name your ghost. Fill

in your name, age, phone, etc. Take entry to The Miner Newspaper office or deposit in 24 hour front door drop slot or mail: 421 S. Spokane Ave., Newport, WA 99156. Deadline: Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

H & D Diesel 509-447-4699

NAME:______________________________________________________ Concept Cable TV & High Speed Internet 208-437-4544

Mike Reynolds Logging 208-448-2548

AGE:_____________PHONE: ___________________________________ GRADE__________SCHOOL:____________________________________

Weaver’s Garage & Exhaust 509-684-6524

Newport Vision Source 509-447-2945

Westside Pizza 509-447-2200

Owen Grocery & Deli 509-447-3525

The Land Title Company 509-447-5743

Earl Insurance Agency 509-447-3423


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Durham School Services 509-447-0505

Spokane Teachers Credit Union 509-447-5634

Perfection Tire 509-447-3933

Laclede Convenience Store & Deli 208-263-3892

Carey’s Auto Body, Inc. 509-684-2587

Leo’a Compact Excavating 509-447-3037

Box Canyon Resort Motel 509-442-3728

Miller’s One Stop 509-292-2365

Mt. Linton Motel 509-446-2238

Mountain Chicks 509-442-2209

Idaho Granite Works 208-263-1884

Office Services, Inc. 208-448-2941

Real Estate Marketplace Stan McDaniel 509-951-3771

Norstar Heating & Cooling 800-200-4291

Write a message for the Tombstone Pooch Parlor - Colville 509-684-5480

Newport Consolidated School District 509-447-3167

Aerocet, Inc. 208-448-0400

Intermountain Dental 208-448-1241

RULES: Color the picture and write a message for the Tombstone. Fill

Grandview Lodge & Resort 208-443-2433

in your name, age, phone, etc. Take entry to The Miner Newspaper office or deposit in 24 hour front door drop slot or mail: 421 S. Spokane Ave., Newport, WA 99156. Deadline: Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

Yokes - Sandpoint, ID 208-263-4613

NAME:______________________________________________________ Tri-Pro Cedar Products 208-437-2412

AGE:_____________PHONE: ___________________________________

Community Network Systems 509-447-3137


Spokane Rock Products, Inc. 509-244-5421/800-396-2220

Critters, Etc. 208-448-1180

Welco of Idaho 208-290-4547

Pend Oreille PUD District #1 509-447-3137

Oldtown Hardware & Rental Center 208-437-5512

Thank You Area Businesses for Sponsoring This Contest

Johnston Equipment Company 208-437-0101


| OCTOBER 17, 2012


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Master Chef Cooking Series: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Create Genearl Meeting: 1 p.m. 900 W. Fourth St., Newport Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Rotary Duck Hunt Fundraiser: 5 p.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River North Idaho Pattern Racers 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Supply, Oldtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post/ Auxiliary: 1 p.m. - Priest River VFW York Rite of Freemasonry: 6:30 p.m. - Spirit Lake Temple Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 7 p.m. - 508 Quail Loop, Newport

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance: 11 a.m - Various Locations Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Story Time: 1 p.m. - Newport Library Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. Priest River Library Blanchard Book Talk: 5:30 p.m. Blanchard Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. Newport Hospital Cafeteria Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. - Newport


Museum, Newport Watercolor Basics and Beyond Class: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport RiverWriters Creative Writing Group: 11 a.m. - Priest River Library Lunch and Card Playing: 11:30 a.m. Old Skookum Grange on LeClerc Road Dance Class: 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport ‘Ax of Murder’: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Museum Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Pend Oreille County Museum, Newport Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Lego and Building Toys: 10 a.m. Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Doll and Teddy Bear Tea and Auction: 11 a.m. - Blanchard Community Center




Silk Painting Class: Noon to 6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center Encaustic Workshop: 1-4 p.m. Create Arts Center Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown ‘Ax of Murder’: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Athol American Legion Post 149 Bingo: 1 p.m. - Post 149 Dominos: 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Newport Youth: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Hospitality House Potluck: Noon Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. Newport Hospital Cafeteria Blanchard Grange Potluck: 6:30 p.m. - Blanchard Grange Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. -

Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Blanchard Spinners: Blanchard Community Center Priest River Book Talk: 10 a.m. Priest River Library West Bonner Library Story Hour: 2:45 p.m. - West Bonner Library in Priest River Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Overeaters Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church, Newport, use back entrance Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles Spirit Lake Visions, Inc.: 7 p.m. 5525 New Hampshire St., Spirit Lake Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church Spirit Lake Lodge No. 57: 8 p.m. Spirit Lake WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown

Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. Priest River Senior Center Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Sacheen Ladies of the Lake: Noon - Various Locations, call President Maria Bullock at 509-998-4221 Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-623-5626 for locations Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport Lets Talk About It Book Discussion: 7 p.m. - Priest River Library


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Blanchard TOPS: 8:30-10 a.m. Blanchard Community Church Museum Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Pend Oreille County

All Dog Adoptions: $20 OFF • All Cat Adoptions: Adopt One Get Second One for $10 MISS PRISSY Chi-Min-Pin



A German Shepherd/Golden Mix



Young male Boxer/Heeler Mix

Female Lab/Heeler 208-448-0699



Greenbluff Apple Festival Open Sun - Thurs • 10 am - 6 pm Friday & Saturday 10 am - 10 pm

Produce • honey crisp - macintosh - gala • Squash - 10 varieties • Cabbage • beets • onions • fresh picked sweet corn - 3 for $1 • caramel apples • apple cider • kettle corn • gourds • corn stalks • indian corn Fun • maze • castle • pirate ship • 24 ft blow up slide • adult sized pedal cars • train rides • U pick pumpkins • Live Music • Food • Beer Garden • Arts & Crafts •Treasure Hunt • Color & Costume Contest • Gift Shop




Border Collie/Akita





Male, White with spots, Short Hair 208-448-0699


Older Female Russian Blue, Short Hair 208-448-0699

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Female, White and Grey, Short Hair 208-448-0699


Female, Silver Tabby, Medium Hair


Female, Black and White, Medium Hair 208-448-0699



Male, Ginger Colored, Short Hair 208-448-0699

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


(509) 447-4122 • Newport Designing and Manufacturing the World’s Finest Commercial Aircraft Interiors


Serving Pend Oreille Valley for 18 years

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Grooming Full & Self Service Cats & Dogs


Mon-Fri 9 to 2 & Sat by Appt.


Home Health Care Pharmacy

(509) 447-2484

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


Carpet Upholstery


301 S. Washington Newport

Truck Mount


P.R.I.D.E Certified

Kevin Hopkins 208-437-5298

Critters Thrift Shop Good Quality Used Clothing Help us care for our area’s animals

(208) 448-1180

All proceeds benefit Priest River Animal Rescue



OCTOBER 17, 2012 |


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Home Care Aides We currently have openings for Home Care Aides to work for our service areas in Colville, Newport, Ione, Priest River and CDA. Part-time and Full-time positions available! Training is provided. As an Addus Home Care Aide, you will: · Work for a rapidly growing company in the nation’s fastest growing industry · Provide light housekeeping and personal care services to help clients remain in their own homes and maintain their independence · Enjoy the experience of helping others and working a schedule that meets your personal/ family needs · Promote our positive image in the community as a leading home care provider JOB REQUIREMENTS · Nursing Assistant Certified or Nursing Assistant Registered candidates are preferred · Satisfactory background check and valid driver’s license · Good communication and interpersonal skills · Desire to compassionately care for others · Reliable, energetic, self-motivated and wellorganized · Has transportation and willing to travel We offer competitive pay rates and an outstanding work environment!

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DEPUTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY WITH DISTRICT COURT EMPHASIS PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE Full-time, union position. This position is grant funded through December 31, 2013 and is dependent upon continued funding after that date. Salary: $4460.46/month plus benefits. Prior trial experience highly preferred. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Obtain application and job description: Pend Oreille County Human Resources, 625 West 4th Street, Newport, Washington, 99156, phone (509) 447-6499, or County website: www. Application deadline: October 19, 2012, 4:00 pm. (35-3) Short of cash; long on “Stuff?” Advertise in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Call (509) 447-2433.

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



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(509) 326-1090 • (208) 667-2309 Human Resources Manager The District is seeking a qualified individual for Human Resources Manager. This position is a broad based generalist role and will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and labor management for the District. This individual will be responsible for but not limited to: administering and managing all human resources functions within a public, union environment to include: leading the hiring process for all new hires; provide guidance and counseling to management on all employee related issues; act as point person on any District related grievances and collective bargaining issues as well as assist in the preparation of arbitrations; manage the District’s self-insured benefits programs through Utility Insurance Program (UIP) relationships; manage compensation program to ensure alignment with local and regional competitive labor market. The ideal candidate should possess: A solid understanding of federal, state and local employment laws. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other equivalent discipline and a minimum 5 years experience in human resources management is required. An employment application is available at Please email or fax the application, along with a resume and cover letter, to, Fax (509) 447-9091 Attn: Human Resources. Salary DOQ, outstanding benefit package. Deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 19, 2012. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pend Oreille Public Utility District

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Bus Drivers needed for the current year! • No Experience Necessary • Equal Opportunity Employer (509) 447-0505 Or Stop By 1624 W. 7th • Newport





SUBSTITUTE HEAD START/ECEAP CLASSROOM AIDES Rural Resources Community Action is accepting applications for Substitute Head Start/ECEAP Classroom Aides in Newport; hours vary, $9.22 per hour. This is a temporary position and is responsible for assisting with Head Start preschool program activities. This position is anticipated to last until 5/31/2013. Only applicants with current infant/ child 1st Aid & CPR cards will be considered. For necessary job requirements, application and complete position description, contact WorkSource, 956 South Main Street, Suite B, Colville, WA 99114 or 509-685-6158. Position is open until filled. Rural Resources is an AA/EOE employer.

HEAD START LEAD TEACHER (NEWPORT) Rural Resources Community Action is currently accepting applications for a Lead Teacher - Level 2 or 3 in our Newport Head Start classroom. Full time, exempt; $1,678$1,978/month; D.O.E. Position is required to plan, organize and conduct activities in a Head Start preschool classroom. Valid driver’s license & criminal history check required. For application and complete position description, contact WorkSource at 956 South Main Street, Suite A, Colville, WA 99114 or 509-685-6158. This position is open until filled. Rural Resources is an AA/EOE employer.



POLICE OFFICER The City of Priest River Police Department anticipates an opening for the position of Police Officer and is in search of a prospective hiring list. Applicants must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years of age, and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.. The successful applicant will undergo a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation. Starting salary is $34,756.00 to $48,755.00, depending on qualifications, plus medical, dental, employee assistance program, and PERSI retirement plan. For details on additional qualifications and job description, contact the Priest River City Clerk at Post Office Box 415, Priest River, Idaho, 83856,, (208) 448-2123, or the City of Priest River website at A City of Priest River application, available from the City Clerk, and resume must be received by the City Clerk no later than 5 pm on October 19, 2012. (35-3)


DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATOR Full-time, exempt position. Salary: $3,439.44$3,864.78/month, depending on experience, plus benefits. Associate’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Human Services or related field and 4 years of Court Clerk experience. Training/ supervisory experience required. Cover letter and resume must be submitted with the employment application. See job description for the complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Obtain application and job description: Pend Oreille County Human Resources Office, 625 West 4th Street, Newport, Washington 99156, (509) 447-6499, or County website: www.pendoreilleco. org Application Deadline: October 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm. (36-2)

MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING COACH SADIE HALSTEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOSES: OCTOBER 19, 2012 AT NOON The Newport School District is accepting applications for a Middle School Wrestling Coach. Additional information and applications may be obtained by calling the Newport School District at (509) 447-3167. Equal Opportunity Employer. (36-2)

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Oldtown Auto Sales

303 N. State Ave. • Oldtown


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

2008 Ford F150 4x4 XLT $21,995 2006 Ford Expedition 4x4 $15,995 71k Miles

2003 Chev Z-71 4x4 Truck $12,495 EXCAB

2004 Ford F150 4x4 Truck $11,995 2001 Ford F250 4x4 $7,495 EXCAB W/Canopy

1984 Winnebago Motorhome $5,995 1999 Cadillac ElDorado 2D $4,495 1996 Mazda Pickup $2,995 4x4, Auto, Canopy 1997 Mercury Sable Wagon $2,795 1984 Ford Bronco ll 4x4 $2,495 1979 Monaco Motorhome $2,495 23FT

1993 Buick Lesabre 4D $1,995 1986 Chev Van $995


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


Law Office of Denise Stewart

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

Bliss Chiropractic Health Center

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

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


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

DENTIST Newport Dental Center

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

Wayne Lemley, D.D.S.

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

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

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

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

Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy

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

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

OPTOMETRIST Newport Vision Source

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

PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services

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


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

HEALTH CLINICS Kaniksu Health Services Priest River Medical Clinic

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

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PRINTING Printing & Design . . . at The Miner

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

REAL ESTATE Richard Bockemuehl

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



| OCTOBER 17, 2012



Life Care Center of Sandpoint

Coach Wanted The Selkirk School District is accepting applications for Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach. Information and application materials are available at or Selkirk District Office, 219 Park Street, PO Box 129, Metaline Falls, WA 99153 (509) 446-2951. The Selkirk School District is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Part-time position available. Will work two days per week. Must have a current Idaho cosmetology license and be able to provide proof of general liability insurance and workers’ comp insurance. Prior experience in a related setting is preferred. Must provide own supplies for all services. We offer competitive pay in a team-oriented environment.


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NAME “BEAR” Light brown, medium build, male dog. Looks like a dingo. Lost Oldtown area, bare patch on tail, black around eyes, friendly. (509) 218-3820. (37-3p)



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OAK BEDROOM SET Queen with attached shelves and drawers, lots of storage, like new. $400.00 or best offer. (509) 6713031. (37-3p)






ADOPT: Pediatrician & College Professor lovingly wait for baby to love, nurture, devote our lives. Expenses paid. 1-800-989-6766. Daniel & Karen

ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details.



LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005.

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 866-483-4429. Short of cash; long on “Stuff?” Advertise in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Call (509) 447-2433 for full details. Get fast relief for an upset budget with The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. They work for others; they’ll work for you! Call (509) 447-2433.


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

PSU HAS on-call to permanent security positions available/flexible schedule. Must maintain safe environment. Make quick responsible decisions. 1-615-228-1701

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

Accounting/Tax Service

Animal Boarding

Art Gallery

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


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

Elk, Washington Past mile 27 on Hwy 57, Priest Lake, Idaho

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Health Foods

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


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Interior Exterior Repaints New Construction


Licensed in WA & ID

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Journeyman Plumber Senior &Vet Discounts




THE ANIMAL DOCTOR Quality veterinary care for your pets and barnyard friends.

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

(208) 437-2145 Small & Large Animal Medicine & Surgery Brian Dockins DVM

217 N State Ave. Oldtown, ID

(509) 447-0120


41 Homes built in the city since 1974

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

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

#1 Home Builder in Newport.

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Custom Homes


• Furnaces • Radiant Heat

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

Installations • Service Free Quotes

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Flowers Plants Chocolates Balloons Tuxedos Gifts

Heating/AC Complete Heating, Cooling & Duct Systems

Gas Fireplaces & Inserts

(208) 448-1439 Recycling

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|| PUBLIC || NOTICES 2012290 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Case No.: 12-4-00031-3 Probate Notice to Creditors In Re. The Estate of Delano R. Bauer, Deceased. Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitation, serve their claims on the personal representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 and 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to the claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. Date of filing copy of 9/17/12 Date of first publication 9/26/12. /s/ Ludmilla Schmidt Bauer Ludmilla Schmidt Bauer c/o Douglass D. Lambarth P.O. Box 366 Newport, WA 99156 509-447-3036 Published in The Newport Miner September 26, October 3, 10, and 17, 2012. (34-4)

________________ 2012304 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SPOKANE COUNTY No. 12-4-01142-9 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In the Matter of the Estate of BRUCE ROBERT THOMPSON, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise

applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Pend Oreille County – October 3, 2012/Spokane County – October 4, 2012 Personal Representative: Stephanie M. Winters Attorney for the Personal Representative: Dena P. Allen Address for Mailing or Service: 505 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 630 Spokane, WA 99201 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Spokane County Superior Court No. 12-401142-9 Published in The Newport Miner October 3, 10, and 17, 2012. (35-3)

_________________ 2012316 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Richard Williams of Cusick, WA on May 19, 2011 under Application No. S3-30638 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from the Pend Oreille River, tributary to the Columbia River, in the amount of 0.02 of a cubic-foot per second, each year, for domestic supply and lawn watering. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 34, Township36 N., Range 43 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty- ($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 17, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resource Program - ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 10 and 17, 2012. (36-2p)

_________________ 2012317 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Jeff Massnick of Metaline Falls, WA on Sept.

17, 2012 under Application No. S3-30677 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Wolf Creek, tributary to the Pend Oreille River in the amount of 0.111 of a cubic foot per second, each year, continuously, for fish propagation and the seasonal irrigation of 2 acres. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within the SW1/4NE1/4 of Section 4, Township 38 N., Range 43 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty- ($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 17, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program -ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 10 and 17, 2012. (36-2p)


2012318 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Jeff Massnick of Metaline Falls, WA on Sept. 17 2012, under Application No. G3-30676 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from four wells in the amount of 73 gallons per minute, continuously, each year, for domestic supply of two homes and three fish ponds, & the seasonal irrigation of 6 acres. The sources of the proposed appropriation are existing wells located within the following: two wells within the SW1/4SE1/4 of section 33, Township 39 N., Range 43 E.W.M. and two wells within the NW1/4NE1/4 of section 4, Township 38 N., Range 43 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty- ($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 17, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program - ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 10 and 17, 2012. (36-2)


2012245 REFERENCE NUMBER(S) OF DOCUMENTS ASSIGNED OR RELEASED: 20100306340 Document Title: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Grantor: Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. Grantee: John K Mather and Brandi C Mather, Husband and Wife Abbreviated Legal Description as Follows: Lot 7, Elk I, Poirier’s Sacheen Dev Assessor’s Property Tax Parcel/Account Number(s): 433126-52-9007


WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. will on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 am at the main stairs of the Old City Courthouse, 625 W. Fourth Street, in the City of Newport located at Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, to-wit; LOT 7, BLOCK 1, POIRIER’S SACHEEN DEVELOPMENT, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON. Which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated September 7, 2010, recorded September 14, 2010, under Auditor’s File No. 20100306340 records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from John K Mather and Brandi C Mather, Husband and Wife, as Grantor, to Frontier Title & Escrow Company Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Banner Bank and its successors and assigns as beneficiary. Said Deed of Trust was assigned on May 22,2012 to Banner Bank by an instrument recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20120311750, on June 1,2012. The sale will be made without any warranty concerning the title to, or the condition of the property. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: i) Failure to pay the following amounts, now in arrears: Delinquent Monthly Payments Due from 1/1/2012 through 7/1/2012: 7 payment(s) at $1288.63 Total: $9,020.41 Late Charges: 7 late charge(s) at $57.68 for each monthly payment not made within 15 days of its due date Total Late Charges $403.76 Recoverable Balance $279.00 TOTAL DEFAULT $9,703.17 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $229,812.43, together with interest from December I, 20 II as provided in the note or other instrument, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. v. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on November 16, 2012. The payments, late charges, or other defaults must be cured by November 5, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinu-



ance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before November 5, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, or other defaults, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after November 5, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address( es): John Kodi Mather 7342 Fertile Valley Rd Newport, WA99156 Brandi C. Mather 7342 Fertile Valley Rd Newport, WA 99156 John Kodi Mather 5111 E Spangle Waverly Rd Spokane, WA 990319742 Brandi C. Mather 5111 E Spangle Waverly Rd Spokane, WA 990319742 John Kodi Mather P.O. Box 9501 Spokane, W A 99209 Brandi C. Mather P.O. Box 9501 Spokane, W A 99209 by both first class and certified mail on June 15,2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on June 15,2012, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20’h day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed oftrust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to tlle deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20’h day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason,

the submitted bid will be forthwith returned without interest and the bidder will have no right to purchase the property. Recovery of the bid amount without interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s recourse against the Trustee and/or the Beneficiary. XI. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY TillS DEED OF TRUST: (1) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent tbe sale price obtained at the Trustee’s Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and costs. XII. NOTICE THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLSOURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSNG COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: (1-877-8944663) Website: http://www. site/1356/default.aspx The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (1-800-5694287) Website: http://www. hcc/fc/index.cfm?webList Action=search&searchsta te=WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (1-800-6064819) Website: http://nwjustice.orglwhat-clear EFFECTIVE DATE: July 16, 2012 /S/ William L. Bishop, Jr. William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and November 7, 2012. (37, 40) CONTINUED ON 12B


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_________________ 2012308 LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE The Port of Pend Oreille Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for November 13, 2012 has been rescheduled for October 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager Publish in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012309 LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE PRELIMINARY BUDGET HEARING The preliminary budget for the Port District for fiscal year 2013 will be discussed at the Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the Port office, 1981 Black Road, Usk, WA. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Public comment and input is welcome at that time. Upon adoption of the preliminary budget by the Board, copies will be available for public inspection. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager Publish in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012314 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Commission of Public Hospital District No.1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington will conduct a budget hearing to review the 2013 Public Hospital District budget beginning at 4:00 p.m. November 15, 2012* at a Regular District Board of Commissioners Meeting, Sandifur Meeting Room, hospital lower level. The budget is available for public review in the hospital district Administration office on November 1, 2012. *Meeting occurs one week earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday. This notice is published as required by RCW 70.44.060 (6) and RCW 42.30. By Order of the Commission, Public Hospital District No.1 of Pend Oreille County Tom Wilbur CEO & Superintendent Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012315 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7042.26709 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Green Tree Servicing LLC Grantee: Collin C. Anderson, a single person Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2006 0290003 Tax Parcel ID No.: 433125637008 Abbreviated Legal: L8 B1 O’Day’s Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available

at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). Web site: http:// purchase_counselors_ foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Tollfree: 1-800-569-4287. Web site: offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s earch&searchstate=WA&f ilterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice. org/what-clear. I. On November 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Pend Oreille, State of Washington: Lot 8 in Block 1 of O’Day’s Sacheen Lake Addition, Plat Book 2, Page 91, records of the Auditor of Pend Oreille County, Washington. Commonly known as: 401 Sacheen Terrace Drive Newport, WA 99156-8315 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/06/06, recorded on 11/13/06, under Auditor’s File No. 2006 0290003, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Collin C. Anderson, an unmarried man, as Grantor, to LS Title of Washington, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., its successors and assigns to Green Tree Servicing LLC, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under A u d i t o r ’s F i l e N o . 20120311475. The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 07/11/2012 Monthly Payments $15,063.37 Late Charges $0.00 Lender’s Fees & Costs $657.25 Total Arrearage $15,720.62 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $675.00 Title Repor t $596.10 Statutory Mailings $30.00 Recording Costs $15.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,386.10 Total Amount Due: $17,106.72 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $140,729.19, together with interest as

provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 08/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on November 16, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 11/05/12 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 11/05/12 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/ are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 11/05/12 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Collin C. Anderson aka Collin Anderson aka Collin Cornelius Anderson 401 Sacheen Terrace Drive Newport, WA 991568315 Collin C. Anderson aka Collin Anderson aka Collin Cornelius Anderson 19355 Southwest 65th Avenue, Apt. 144 Tualatin, OR 97062-9148 Collin C. Anderson aka aka Collin Anderson aka Collin Cornelius Anderson 8139 Longdale Drive Lemon Grove, CA 91945-3042 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Collin C. Anderson aka Collin Anderson aka Collin Cornelius Anderson 401 Sacheen Terrace Drive Newport, WA 99156-8315 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Collin C. Anderson aka Collin Anderson aka Collin Cornelius Anderson 19355 Southwest 65th Avenue, Apt. 144 Tualatin, OR 97062-9148 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Collin C. Anderson aka Collin Anderson aka Collin Cornelius Anderson 8139 Longdale Drive Lemon Grove, CA 919453042 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 06/05/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 06/05/12 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objec-


tion to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and www. EFFECTIVE: 07/11/2012 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Nanci Lambert (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7042.26709) 1002.218292File No. Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and November 7, 2012. (37,40)

________________ 2012325 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That John Holman of Medical Lake, WA on Aug 27, 2008 under Application No. S3-30565 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from the Pend Oreille River, in the amount of 0.04 of a cubic foot per second, continuously, each year, for domestic supply. The source of the proposed appropriation is the Pend Oreille River, tributary to the Columbia River, located within the Lot 2, Block 2 of Pend Oreille Estates, being within the SW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 26, Township36 N., Range 43 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty- ($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 24, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resource Program - ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 98504-7611 Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012320 CALL FOR MATERIAL BIDS CONTRACT NO. 12-050 In accordance with RCW Chapter 54.04, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, hereby solicits sealed bids for the following pressure treated power poles: 30-foot, Class 4 (40); 35-foot, Class 3 (5); 40-foot,




Class 3 (10); and 45-foot, Class 3 (10). Interested parties may obtain full specifications by contacting the Contract Administrator of Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, P.O. Box 190, Newport, Washington 99156, (509) 447-9345. Sealed bids will be received as outlined in the contract documents until 2:30 p.m., October 30, 2012. The bids will be opened and publicly read at that time. The Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bidding, or to exercise any other right or action provided by statute. Women’s and minority enterprises are encouraged to submit bids. Published in The Newport Miner October 17, 2012. (37)

_________________ 2012321 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Ray Westover of Chattaroy, WA on Aug. 13, 2009 under Application No. S3-30599 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Marshall Lake in the amount of 0.02 of a cubicfoot per second, each year, for domestic supply, dust control, and fire protection. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within Lot 23 of Magarts Lake Hill Addition, being within Section 23, Township 32 N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from October 24, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012322 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Ray Westover of Chattory, WA on Aug. 13, 2009 under Application No. S3-30600 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Marshall Lake in the amount of 0.02 of a cubicfoot per second, each year, for domestic supply, The source of the proposed appropriation is located within Lot 12 of Magarts Lake Hill Addition, being within Section 23, Township 32 N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of the application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty-(30) days from October 24, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611

Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012323 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Ray Westover of Chattaroy, WA on Aug. 13, 2009 under Application No. S3-30601 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Marshall Lake in the amount of 0.02 of a cubicfoot per second, each year, for domestic supply. The source of the proposed appropriation is located within Lot 27 of Magarts Lake Hill Addition, being within Section 23, Township 32 N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed within the Department of Ecology at the address shown below within thirty (30) days from October 24, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resource Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012324 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY Notice of Water Rate Hearing The Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 will hold a public hearing to consider rates for the following water system: Metaline Falls The public hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m., October 30, 2012, during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners located at Box Canyon Dam, Maintenance Shop (upstairs), 7492 Hwy 31, Ione, Washington. The public is invited to attend and be heard. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012327 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Notice of Application to Appropriate Public Waters Take Notice: That Roland Poulin of Spokane, WA on June 24, 2008 under Application No. S3-30559 filed for permit to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from Marshall Lake in the amount of 0.02 of a cubic foot per second, seasonally, each year, for domestic supply for two cabins. The source of the proposed appropriation is Marshall Lake, tributary to the Pend Oreille River, located within the SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 23, Township 32 N., Range 45 E.W.M., in Pend Oreille County. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty-($50.00) dollar recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from

October 24, 2012. State of Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program- ERO PO Box 47611 Olympia, WA 985047611 Published in The Newport Miner October 17 and 24, 2012. (37-2)

_________________ 2012326 NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Newport, Washington Sealed Bids will be received by the County of Pend Oreille at the County Commissioners Office, located in the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 West Fourth Street, Newport, Washington, until 11:00 AM Monday, November 5, 2012 and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the construction of the improvement, COUNTY PROJECT High Risk Rural Road Safety Program CRP 836. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in accordance with Section 1-02.7 of the 2012Washington State Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the County of Pend Oreille. Bid Proposal, Plans and Specifications may be obtained from the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department, Road Division, P.O. Box 5040, Newport, Washington 99156, upon payment of $30.00, nonrefundable, per set. All checks shall be made payable to the Pend Oreille County Road Department. This project provides 90 working days for completion. Informational copies of maps, plans and specifications are on file for inspection in the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department, Road Division, in Newport, Washington, and the Chapter offices of the Associated General Contractors of America. Plans and specifications may also be viewed at the official Pend Oreille County web site: A non-mandatory prebid conference will be conducted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:00 am beginning at Pend Oreille County Court House, Commissioners’ Board Room, 625 W. 4th Street, Newport Washington. Bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to: THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, COURTHOUSE, NEWPORT, WASHINGTON 99156 with “BID FOR COUNTY PROJECT High Risk Rural Road Safety Program CRP 836 written on the outside. Pend Oreille County in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d--42 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to

submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Published in The Newport Miner October 17, 24, and 31, 2012. (37-3)

_________________ 2012328 NOTICE OF APPEAL Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on Aug. 20, 2012, receive a complete application from Gayle Cagianut requesting to appeal the decision issued by the Pend Oreille County Community Development Director. The following alleged violations are being appealed: a) Use of the property as a vacation rental without a Vacation Rental Permit under Chapter XX.70;b) Construction/conversion of three bedrooms and two bathrooms without a building permit; c) Use of the property as a Vacation Rental and Special Event Center in violation of the R-5 zone. location: Lt. 15 & E 1/2 Lot 16 Blk. 55 Diamond Lake Cottage Sites (581 S. Shore Rd). Newport within Sec. 01, T30N, R44E, WM. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Community Development Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted to the County no later than 4:30 PM November 1st, 2012 after which an open record public hearing will be held at 9:00am November 7th 2012 in Newport at the County Courthouse Bldg (Commissioners Chambers). Published in The Newport Miner October 17, 2012. (37)

_________________ 2012329 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on October 10th, 2012, receive a complete application from James & Kristina Deaton requesting a variance from the Pend Oreille County Building Regulations (Chapter XX.84), to construct a single family residence 11 ft from the front property line/public right of way. The Pend Oreille County building regulations require all structures to be placed/ constructed at least 25 feet from the front property line or public right of way. Location: Tax 3 ; Within Sec. 2, T31N, R45E, WM (99 South East Stanley Dr.). Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Community Development Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Community Development Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted to the County no later than 4:30 PM Nov. 1st, 2012 after which a public hearing will be held at 6:00pm November 13th 2012 in Cusick at the Community Center. Published in The Newport Miner October 17, 2012. (37)

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