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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Volume 109, Number 41 | 2 Sections, 20 Pages


County commissioners board gets a shake-up

Skoog, Kiss win races in general election BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Come January, Pend Oreille County will have a whole new board of commissioners. Incumbent Diane Wear was unseated in the general election for the District 1 seat. District 3’s John Hankey chose not to run for re-election, and Mike Manus was appointed just last week to fill the seat Laura Merrill left when she resigned to take a job in Olympia. As of the second ballot count, taken Friday afternoon, voter turnout in Pend Oreille County was more than 82 percent. Voter turnout was high in Pend Oreille County,

but not as high as in 2008. District 1 Commissioner District 3 Commissioner newlyth elected commissioners from Four years ago, 85 percent of the 7 District and is looking Pend Oreille voters turned out. forward to getting their thoughts on Statewide this election, turnsome issues. out was 73.74 percent. Out of Skoog also thanked Wear for her 8,261 registered voters in Pend public service and hard work for the Oreille County, 6,813 ballots county. were in, and an estimated 40 Wear says she has no plans at this were left to be counted as they point for when she leaves office in come in through the mail. Kiss Ibbetson January. She congratulated all three Skoog Wear Wear, a Democrat, lost her seat 3,816 Votes 2,505 Votes 3,424 Votes 2,081 Votes new commissioners and hopes they to Republican challenger Karen honor the policies and procedures 62.2% 37.8% 39.63% Skoog, 60 to 40 percent, as polls 60.37% the current board has put in place. closed Tuesday night. Skoog won “Obviously we are concerned that all but three precincts: Newport Northwest, great staff and the board,” Skoog said, there’s no seasoned person on the county Newport Southwest and Wear’s home adding that she’s looking forward to the commissioners’ (board),” said Jan Searles, precinct, Sacheen. training put on by the Washington State who is membership co-chairwoman of the “I’m appreciative and humbled by the Association of Counties during the first Pend Oreille County Democrats. “We know support. I look forward to working with the week of December. She knows some other they’re going to have a steep learning curve

and we know the heads of the departments will be ready to help them with that.” Being that Wear was the only incumbent up for election, Searles thinks voters showed their dissatisfaction at the polls. “I believe that the people of the county have been concerned about the condition of the roads and the budget in general and Diane was the only commissioner standing for re-election, so extra attention was focused on her even though she was only one of three people making decisions,” she said. “She bore the brunt of the decisions of a Republican majority commission.” Wear also lost in the Diamond Lake area, which is the largest population in her SEE ELECTION, 3B

Alleged shooter to undergo mental exam BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A man accused of shooting and killing his friend was ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation at Eastern State Hospital. Charles Edward Langford, 62, is accused of killing Dana Morey, 57, Oct. 29. Defense attorney Barrett Scudder asked for the hospital evaluation. “I have concerns about his competency,” he told Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson Thursday, Nov. 8. Deputy prosecutor Dolly Hunt

also wanted the evaluation. She said there had been statements by neighbors of bizarre behavior on the part of Langford. Nielson agreed. “An evaluation at a hospital is necessary for an adequate investigation,” he said. Langford was charged with first-degree manslaughter, but the arraignment was stayed pending the evaluation. Bail has been set at $100,000 and Hunt wanted that to remain. Defense attorney Robin McCroskey argued that $100,000 was excessive. She said there were no SEE SHOOTER, 2A


These Newport High School nursing aid students practice transferring a patient into an isolation unit. They are in a yearlong class to become certified nursing assistants. Rene Peters is playing the patient. Standing are Salisa Scrader, left, instructor Denise Anderson, Arielle Walden, Brittany Hopkins and Karina Rousseau.

Nursing aid students preparing for medical careers BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Students in Denise Anderson’s certified nursing assistant class move around the building near Newport High School where the fire science classes are held. They are practicing moving patients in an isolation unit. Two students move the third student, lifting the patient using the sheet. “Be sure the bed is locked,” Anderson says. “If you are taking the state test and you don’t do something that’s safety related, you won’t pass.” Anderson is a registered nurse who has been the school nurse

for the Newport School District with the day-to-day activities. for eight years. She stresses that They feed and bathe patients, take nursing assistants are really the vital signs and transfer patients in eyes and the and out of bed. “Demand for nursing ears for the Anderson’s stumedical staff. assistants is strong. It’s an dents are taught It’s important communication opportunity to learn skills work, she skills, especially says. listening and for the workplace.” “They’re observing. usually the The program Shelley Froehlich first ones is in its second CNA Program Director to notice year at Newport changes in a High School. patient,” AnPrincipal Denderson says, nis Matson saw because they are spending a lot first hand how such a program of time with the patient. Certified could work when he worked in nursing assistants provide help the Deer Park School District. He

|| Sale of former Newport Ambulance building postponed NEWPORT – Even though people were lined up at the courthouse to bid on the properties, the auction of three locations by the Internal Revenue Service was postponed last week. The IRS stated it had not properly served property owner Steve Groom, Pend Oreille County auditor Marianne Nichols said, and moved the auction from Nov. 8 to Thursday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice, 321 S. Garden Ave., Newport. The auction includes the commercial property on Washington Avenue where Newport Ambulance

was a career technical education teacher at Deer Park prior to becoming principal at Newport. “We had a nursing program there,” Matson said. He mentioned it in his job interview, and district officials were interested in setting up a program here, he said. He arranged a meeting with Newport Hospital and Health Services, and the program was created. The hospital is a key part of the program, which requires 60 hours of clinical training. The students take their clinical training at Newport Long Term Care SEE NURSING, 2A


used to be house. It has since moved to Oldtown next to Ben Franklin. The auction also includes the empty lot on the corner of First and Spokane and a residential property on Spokane Avenue. The properties are being auctioned because of back taxes not paid to the IRS. Groom has said this will not affect the operation of Newport Ambulance, which will still respond to calls in both Idaho and Washington. The minimum bid on the property with the house on Spokane Avenue is $9,530. The lot across from the post office is going for at least $17,869 and the storefront on Washington is set at $37,510.

Non-union employees also get pay raise


Snow fun Haley Craig, 8, left, and Kate Hansen, 7, jump on the sled in front of a Newport home Monday, Nov. 12. A snowy day and the Veterans Day holiday from school coincided for a morning of sledding.


NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County’s largest union bargaining group accepted a 1 percent pay raise for next year, along with an extra $25 per month toward medical benefits. The non-represented employees will also receive the pay raise, and the increase in medical benefits will go to the union groups as well as non-union employees, department heads and elected officials. The cost of living increase will amount to $21,060 for the 2013 budget, and the medical benefit increase will cost the county $17,400 for the coming year. The 25 employees in the courthouse/Hall of Justice union recently voted to accept the county’s offer, as did the four deputy prosecutors. Some

contracts are still under negotiation, including the sheriff’s deputies, corrections officers and dispatchers, which have gone to mediation.

Planning commission discuss comp plan updates SANDPOINT – The Bonner County Planning Commission is meeting for a special workshop Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5-6 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the county’s administration building, 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint. The commission will discuss updates on comprehensive plan components dealing with property rights, housing, trails, community design, population, agriculture and schools and transportation.



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Voters turn down education props BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

BOISE – Voters in Idaho overwhelmingly voted down the three education propositions on November’s ballot, dubbed “the Luna Laws.” Proposition 1, dealing with negotiations between teachers and school boards, failed 57.3 to 42.7 percent. Proposition 2, regarding performance based bonuses for teachers failed 58 to 42 percent, and Proposition 3, that would have mandated online courses and laptops for students, failed 66.7 to 33.3 percent. Bonner County voters agreed with statewide results. Prop 1 failed 10,121 to 8,079, Prop 2 failed 10,208 to 8,062 and Prop 3 failed 11,854 to 6,154. MINER PHOTO|MICHELLE NEDVED West Bonner County School Residents in Priest River posted signs this fall, urging voters against ProposiDistrict Superintendent Ellen Per- tions 1, 2 and 3, dubbed the “Luna Laws,” before the general election last week. All three props failed both statewide and in Bonner County. conti said it is unknown how the election will affect the district. “I am not sure how our district River community. Little was said we’ve heard officially that 2011funding will be impacted. At this publicly in favor of the props, 12 Pay for Performance will be point there are rumors, but noth- other than statements by Luna distributed and that Dual Credit ing solid,” she said Tuesday. and Otter. for Early Completers will not be The three props gave voters the Prop 1 would have prevented available for spring semester,” she chance to weigh in on laws deteachers from negotiating with said Tuesday. veloped by Idaho Superintendent school administrators about anyProp 3, the least popular of the of Public Instruction Tom Luna, thing except wages and benefits. props, would have required every and signed into law by Gov. Butch It would have made it illegal for high school teacher and student Otter, last year. The vote reverses teachers to negotiate class-size have a laptop computer and that the laws. limits, student every high school be equipped “I still believe “I am not sure how our safety protecwith wireless Internet. Also, that Idahoans tions, lesson beginning with the class of 2016, district funding will be want betplanning time students must complete two credter schools its (out of a total of 46) of digital impacted. At this point there and funding through educafor basic class- or blended learning to graduate are rumors, but nothing tion reform,” room supplies. from high school. Luna said after solid,” Prop 2 Those opposed said the law the election. “I would pay is costly and unfunded, which still believe that Ellen Perconti teachers could lead to higher property empowering performancetaxes, more funding cuts and West Bonner County School District local school based bonuses, fewer teachers. It requires school Superintendent boards, phasbased on the districts give away laptops to ing out tenure, test scores of students, which will be costly giving parents input on evaluatheir students, the school meetto replace or repair when lost or tions, helping students take dual ing the federal “adequate yearly broken. credit, paying teachers for more progress,” number of students “The laws have many fingers than just years of experience and in various programs such as throughout the system,” Perconti amount of education, and makadvanced placement courses and said. “For example, state board ing sure every classroom is a 21st extracurricular activities. rule states that students must Century Classroom are critical It would also pay bonuses for take two online credits for graduif we want an education system teachers placed in hard-to-fill po- ation. With the no vote, we are that meets the needs of every sitions and leadership. Opponents assuming that the one-on-one child.” believed it would force teachers computing devices will not be Opposition to Props 1, 2 and to “teach to the test,” rather than delivered. This makes delivery of 3 was evident both locally and based on individual students’ the online credits very difficult.” region-wide. Television commerneeds. The school board has some cials aired regularly pointed out “There has been very little revisions to do because the Luna the downside of the props, and information from the State Laws were already reflected in signs urging voters against them Department of Education since the district policies when the state were seen throughout the Priest the election. In the last 48 hours approved them last year.

NURSING | A dozen students enrolled FROM PAGE 1

and River Mountain Village on Saturdays. “We’ll work five-hour shifts,” Anderson says. The students will undergo background checks before the clinical part of the studies. The clinical work is important for the students, Anderson says. “The kids learn from it,” she says. “And they really are helpful to the staff. They really appreciate our help.” Shelley Froehlich is program director for two CNA programs at Newport Hospital and Health Services – the high school program and a five-week hospital training program. “Demand for nursing assistants is strong,” she said. Students in both programs get extensive hands on experience. “It’s an opportunity to learn skills for the workplace,” she said. Working as a CNA is a requirement for many nursing programs, she said. The residents really respond to the young people, Froehlich said. “They made a real difference here,” she said. The high school program is de- MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER


signed as a vocational program. to be a physician’s assistant but Nursing assistants work in clinnow she is leaning toward becomics, long term care facilities and ing a flight nurse. hospitals. The starting salary for Shalisa Samson, a 17-year-old full-time nursing assistant work is senior, says she also wanted to be $22,000 a year, Anderson says. a nurse. “But now I’m thinking of The program is certified by the going to school to be a neo-natal state and federal government, she pediatrician,” she says. says, through Anderson the state Depart- “I wanted to be a cardiac says most colment of Social lege medical nurse, and this is a good and Health programs give Services and the way to get started.” preference to U.S. Department students who are of Health. nursing assisStephanie Craig Last year a tants. Newport High School Junior dozen students Melody took the course McGee, 19, took – 11 females and the high school a male. This year 12 girls are in course last year. She took the state the class. Four students passed the test for certification in Colville and state test in order to get certified passed. last year, Anderson said. “But I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t In addition to being a vocational taken the course seriously,” she class, the course is also preparasaid. tion for other work in the medical She applied for a job with Newfield. port Hospital and Health Services “I wanted to be a cardiac nurse, but was told they were looking and this is a good way to get for someone with more experistarted,” says Stephanie Craig, a ence. Still, she is glad she took the 17-year-old junior at Newport. Her course. What was the most imporaunt works as a cardiac nurse. tant thing she learned? Karlee Christofferson, a 16-year“We learned a lot about compasold junior, says she initially wanted sion,” she said.

Wheeler wins reelection for Bonner County sheriff BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

SANDPOINT – The two new additions to the Bonner County board of commissioners are ready for a fresh start and are looking to ease tensions throughout county departments and other elected officials. Republicans Cary Kelly and Joyce Broadsword won the general election last week, taking commissioner seats in district Nos. 3 and 1, respectively. Kelly defeated write-in candidate and incumbent Lewis Rich. Broadsword defeated independent Steve Johnson in the general, after defeating incumbent Cornel Rasor, a Republican, in the primary last spring. Broadsword defeated independent Johnson 10,343 to 5,580 and Kelly defeated Rich 12,583 to 249. Rich conceded at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Nov. 7. “It is important to me for the commissioners to lead the other elected officials into a good working relationship and get beyond the dysfunction of the past year,” Broadsword told The Miner in an email. “We can accomplish this by making a concerted effort to address the concerns of all and not be autocratic in the treatment of others.” Kelly concurred. “My first order of business in January is to bring about a more cooperative atmosphere among the various county departments,” he said. Problems have risen over the past year or so between the commissioners and clerk Marie Scott and treasurer Cheryl Piehl on how county business is conducted and was a hot topic during the election. Also on their agenda is the county budget and economy. “I am hoping to steer the discussions of the board to include how we can partner with the communities to encourage economic development. With that development comes jobs that are desperately needed,” Broadsword said. Kelly is eyeing the budget for coming years. “Funding for the courthouse may be one of the first challenges facing a new board,” he said. “In

SHOOTER | Father held son fearing he’d shoot himself FROM PAGE 1

guns in the home now. Nielson kept the bail the same and added the requirement of a hearing before Langford was released if he did make bail. Scudder told the judge that Langford didn’t understand the conditions of release and he didn’t feel comfortable having him sign a paper acknowledging them. The statement of probable cause provides some details into what happened Oct. 29. Sheriff deputies were called to the Deer Valley residence after a man reported his son had shot a man. Deputies arrived at the brown singlewide trailer about 6 p.m., noticing a single bullet hole in the door. Inside they found an elderly Jewell Langford laying on top his son holding him down, with another man hunched over dead in a pool of blood. A lever action rifle with blood on


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the next few years, I hope to find better ways to serve the public while holding down spending. “Another challenge will be to create an environment conducive to reviving the local economy,” Kelly said. “I think that with two newly elected commissioners, we have the opportunity to change the ‘tone’ of local government.” Kelly said he’s very encouraged that the county has the talent, leadership and resources to protect the quality of life while looking for reasonable growth. He said he wasn’t surprised by the outcome of the election and Broadsword said the voters expressed their desire to see change by voting in two new commissioners. “I feel that is a message to us to elicit the changes expressed by those voters during the campaign. Namely, no infighting with other elected officials and a focus on keeping taxes low while providing the services needed by our community,” Broadsword said. Bonner County voted in line with the rest of the state on statewide propositions and the U.S. President, with education Props 1, 2 and 3 failing (see separate story), and Mitt Romney winning the state for president. President Obama won re-election countrywide. The incumbent prosecutor and sheriff retained their seats. Sheriff Daryl Wheeler defeated Rocky Jordan 11,885 to 4,148 and prosecutor Louis Marshall won with 7,512 votes, over Tevis Hull with 4,606 and Michael Waldrup with 3,680. On local issues, the West Priest Lake Fire District’s override levy failed 168-152. (See separate story.) All three incumbent legislators from District 1 will retain their seats. Sen. Shawn Keough ran unopposed, as did Rep. George Eskridge. Republican Rep. Eric Anderson won over Democrat Andrew Sorg 9,590 to 4,288. Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador retained his seat statewide, and both constitutional amendments on the ballot passed both in Bonner County and statewide. The state board of corrections managing adult felony probation and parole passed 11,578 to 4,553 in Bonner County, and the right to hunt and trap passed 12,207 to 4,355.

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the barrel was lying nearby. The senior Langford said that the other man was Dana Morey. He and Lanford’s son, Charles, were good friends and had been visiting, he said. They were going to stay the night and the three were going to get medicine in Newport in the morning. While the senior Langford was in the bathroom, he heard a single gunshot and came out to find his son with a rifle. He took the rifle away and when his son reached for a pistol, he wrestled it away, called 911 and held his son down because he feared his son was going to shoot himself. The senior Langford told deputies that he thought Charles Langford had accidentally shot Morey while cleaning his gun. According to the statement of probable cause, Morey had a wound to the lower back and chest, neck area. Directly behind Morey’s body was the door with the bullet hole.

L A ST Y E A R This week last year was a wet one. Most days were rainy, and a trace of snow fell on Nov. 12 and 14. Highs ranged from 51 to 39 degrees but were mostly in the mid-40s, and lows were between 34 and 27.


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Tribe, corps, BPA to present on dam mitigation

BR I E FLY Coeur d’Alene woman dies in Highway 41 wreck SPIRIT LAKE – Neta J. Clift, an Intensive Behavior Intervention therapist at Priest River Elementary School and Priest River Lamanna High School, was killed Monday morning, Nov. 12, when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with another about 7:26 a.m. Clift, 40, of Coeur d’Alene was driving north on Highway 41 when she lost control of her 1994 Oldsmobile 88 on the snow covered highway, according to a press release from the Idaho State Police. Clift crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a 2004 Dodge pickup driven by Nancy J. Daniel, 49, of Blanchard. Daniel and her passenger, 10-year-old Hailee Daniel, were transported by private vehicle to Kootenai Medical Center, where they were treated and released. They were both wearing seatbelts. It is unknown whether Clift was wearing a seatbelt. The wreck is under investigation.


Members of local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops bear flags as the Veterans Day service begins Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Newport Cemetery.

Veterans honored in Sunday ceremony

Hospital board discusses budget NEWPORT – The commission of Pend Oreille Public Hospital District No. 1, which operates Newport Hospital and Health Services, will meet to discuss the 2013 fiscal budget Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. The regular district meeting will be held at the same time in the Sandifur Room in the basement of Newport Hospital. The budget is available for review at the district administration office. This meeting will occur one week earlier than normal because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Missing man found NEWPORT – A man who went missing from River Mountain Village Assisted Living Friday night, Nov. 9, was found Sunday night in Spokane. The Pend Oreille County Sheriff Office put out a news release seeking information about Erwin J. Bulgrin, 71, who was missing. According to the news release, Bulgrin was attempting to get a ride to a casino.

19-year-old killed in Priest Lake crash PRIEST LAKE – A 19-yearold Coeur d’Alene man passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 8 when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Reeder Creek Road near Nordman. Jeremy P. Shultz was driving a 1984 Ford Ranger eastbound when he tried to negotiate a turn. He overturned and crashed. He was not wearing a seatbelt. His passenger, 19-year-old Tiffany Mullaley of Oldtown did not sustain injures, according to the Idaho State Patrol.

Tax workshop offered in Spokane SPOKANE – The Spokane office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Spokane at 1330 N. Washington St., Rock Pointe III, third Floor, Conference Room A. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations. To register, visit the Department of Revenue website at or call 509327-0200. Space is limited. A complete schedule of workshops statewide and a new streaming video version of the workshop is also available from the website.



Members of the Cusick American Legion lay a wreath on the grave of the unknown soldier during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Newport Cemetery Sunday, Nov. 11. Members of the Newport VFW and Boy Scout troop also participated in the service on a chilly Sunday morning.

Mail theft nets 75 days in jail NEWPORT – Robert F. Donahue, 35, was sentenced to 75 days in jail for stealing mail. “I’m stupid,” Donahue told Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson when he was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 8. “I apologize for what I did.” Nielson sentenced Donahue for five counts of third degree mail theft, all gross misdemeanors. He received 75-day sentences for each of the first two counts and 289 days suspended jail time for the remaining three counts. The sentences were served concurrently and Donahue was given credit for time served. He was also assessed $1,200 in court fees and put on probation for


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a year. According to an affidavit of probable cause, he was wanted on an extraditable Idaho warrant. The thefts occurred on LeClerc Road last July. Donahue, who used a Washington drivers license to identify himself to law enforcement as Lee E. Ohman, was spotted taking outgoing mail by the owner of the mailbox. The person called sheriff’s deputies and took them to a Gregg’s Road residence where the gray Ford Explorer Donahue was riding in was parked. Donahue and a female were visiting, according to the statement of probable cause. She gave permis-

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DOVER – The Pend Oreille Basin Commission will meet Thursday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to noon, at the conference room in Dover City Hall, 699 Lakeshore Ave. The meeting will begin with a fishery update from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). Following, there will be another presentation from IDFG on the restoration of the Clark Fork Delta that is set to begin next winter. The second half of the meeting will focus on an agreement signed between the Kalispel Tribe, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This agreement provides the tribe with funds to restore and improve native fish habitat in the Pend Oreille Basin that has been impacted by the construction and operation of Albeni Falls Dam. Ray Entz of the Kalispel Tribe Natural Resource Depart-

Oldtown water-sewer project out to bid BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

OLDTOWN – The West Bonner Water and Sewer District is looking for contractors to build the water and sewer lines between 25 and 80 feet under the Pend Oreille River at Oldtown. This is the first phase of the project to connect the Albeni area on the east side of the river to the city’s main system.


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his election voters went for change from the county courthouses to the White House. They said we want change even if we don’t understand what it will bring in the future; we just don’t like the way things are now and are willing to try the unknown. In both Pend Oreille and Bonner counties, the voters changed the majority of the county commissioners. This clearly was saying that they didn’t like what was going on in the past. But until these new commissioners start making decisions it is impossible to tell what will change. Even though voters re-elected Barack Obama, it was clearly a vote for more changes. His first term was about changes in health care, defense, entitlement programs and environmental regulations whereas his opponent was really about getting back to the conservative past. How health care reform really will work is very unclear as are most of the President’s plans. What is clear is there will be change. State initiatives won and lost which means voters want change. In Washington, the voters legalized recreational marijuana use. But it isn’t clear how this will change pot smokers’ lives because federal law still makes it illegal and the states have a year to set up a system to tax and control distribution. They also approved same sex marriage, which at least the Catholic Church says can lead to many more changes like legalizing polygamy. Charter schools were approved and public school officials are saying this changes education and they aren’t sure how. In Idaho, voters shot down all the state school plans, which primarily funded and legalized their plans to computerize education. So this will change things because the state already was moving in this direction and now it is unclear what happens next. See what we are getting at? It is like the 60’s revolution started on college campuses but without the demonstrations and music. Voters decided and now it could take years to know what comes from their decisions. It should be an interesting few years. This campaign motto should have been: “change for the sake of change.” Maybe that isn’t really bad. We will wait and see. --FJW

Gathering predicted most elections Well, we didn’t do too badly this time, our little gathering of political junkies at an election day luncheon. We’ve been gathering for many years, two or three dozen of us, current office holders, ex and retired officials, some lobbyists. Most of the group are Democrats simply because we have more of them here on the Left Coast. We take a vote on the more important races, not voting as we would do personally, but the way we think it will come out. We might leave a race off the ballot if a participant is there and might suffer hurt feelings on being voted a loser. That happened to us once when a candidate for the state senate was voted a loser and she left in tears. But that was long ago. This is now. We scored on the No. 1 race before us, giving it to the Obama/ Biden ticket two to one. When it came to governor, however, we voted two to one that Republican Rob MeKenna would be elected. At this writing, Democrat Jay Inslee is leading. I don’t know why other than the abundance of Democrats in our area which, however, didn’t seem to matter when we voted on the legislators and gave Republican Jan Angel a unanimous vote. But back to the state officials. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a Democrat, got all but one vote from us despite a lot of poor publicity from his opponent, Republican Bill Finkbeiner, who accused him of being a pawn of the lobbyists. I never believed that and my fellow luncheon diners apparently didn’t either. We agreed with the statewide count on the other state officials, which elected all Democrats except two Republicans, Kim Wyman for

secretary of state and James Watkins for auditor. We also agreed with the state on requiting a two-thirds vote of the legislature to raise taxes, establish GUEST some charter OPINION schools, legalize recreational ADELE marijuana and FERGUSON allow same sex CORRESPONDENT marriage. Let me repeat, this was the way we thought it would go since I, for example, voted against the marijuana and same sex marriage measures on my actual ballot. We thought U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell would be re-elected. Thank heaven we don’t have to watch that commercial any more where she tells us how she personally saved the Boeing Co. from destruction and got the colleges to have curricula for people needing to get new types of jobs. All the congressional incumbents were reelected just as we figured would happen. We also chose Derek Kilmer as the replacement for retiring fellow Democrat Norm Dicks in the 6th district, and Democrat Denny Heck to represent the new 10th district. Democrat Susan DelBene won the temporary and permanent 1st district seat as we and the state did. Actually, I thought Republican Bill Driscoll might get the Dicks seat mostly because his commercials stressed his service as a marine in Afghanistan. The No. I show on television for a long time SEE FERGUSON, 5A



Internet is changing democracy To the editor: Anonymous Internet political attack ads helped provide a record $5 billion in economic stimulus and jobs, during “it’s the economy” elections. Was it a potential threat to democracy? As we have known the “old white guy” demographics over the past 60 years, maybe. Newspaper hard copy still has power. To adapt to this spend-free, high speed, new “minorities” Internet power, requires real mind wrapping flexibility. Disclaimer: I finally made a modest Internet contribution. In my defense, it wasn’t until I got wind of the Carl Rove secret moneyed-up PAC trying to buy U.S. Senate control tight races. Warren’s opponent, Scott Brown wasted ObamaCare political energy, but since Massachusetts already had RomneyCare; he just seemed to be a dying breed of GOP moderate. So, I dusted-off my debit card and joined the nameless multitudes of $10-50 anonymous Internet contributors in the last 60 days. I supported U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, Mont., who beat back two years of attacks for his support of some Obama administration policies and hand GOP U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg his first election loss since 1996. Why did I send this anonymous pittance over the Internet? I felt my version of democracy was being threatened by third-party allies, flooding Montana airwaves with unprecedented spending on attack ads, portraying Tester as a sellout to Washington. Just trying to overcome gridlock and getting something done deserved reward. Tester barely won, proving that neither corporations nor billionaires can buy elections.



When our lame duck lawmakers address the “fiscal cliff” issues, they should renounce any previous pledges, other than their oaths of office. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has not taken any action to remove herself from a no tax increase pledge she signed when running for her first term in Congress. We, the people, our values now govern. -Duane Schofield Cusick

Letter writer’s Christian assertions were wrong To the editor: I read last week’s letter by Betty Whalin for Christians to unite with interest. When Whalin called for us to become one nation under God “again” she wasn’t’ referring to Buddha or Allah. I don’t know what she intends for citizens who are not Christians or don’t follow a religion. I was taken by Whalin’s assertion that secularism was the cause of poverty, abuse, and violence and that JudeoChristian values represented morality. I would point out to Betty that many crimes and abuse are committed by people who claim to be Christians. A good versus evil or black versus white thinking isn’t going to promote the honesty, civility and integrity that Betty wants in government. Only evil and destruction comes from mixing religion into politics. During the Crusades both Christian and Muslim armies laid siege to opposing cities and killed all the men, women and children after the walls were breached. Both sides killed the innocent in the name of their God. Today, we see the same behaviors in the Middle East. I would ask Betty to

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Washington voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in last week’s general election. Has Washington’s approval of marijuana changed your perspective on the drug? No. Marijuana is dangerous and should not be used by anyone. No. I’ve always thought it ridiculous that marijuana is illegal. It’s safer than alcohol and tobacco. Yes. Now that it’s legal, people will be less inclined to try illegal drugs after they try marijuana. Yes. I didn’t realize so many people were in favor of it. Now I am too.

When Obama won, so did America’s future What Barack Obama tried to tell America in the hour of his remarkable victory is that the nation’s future won on Election Day. Seeking to inspire and to heal, the reelected GUEST president OPINION offered an open hand JOE CONASON to partisan CREATORS.COM opponents in the style that has always defined him. “Tonight,” he said, “despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future.” In the days ahead, there will be time to absorb the magnitude of this moment – achieved under the cloud of persistent unemployment and a multibillion-dollar campaign of calumny – but the president clearly knows that he returns to the White House with a renewed mandate. Against great odds, he won nearly all the same states that elected him in 2008 and won the popular vote despite an enormous, angry backlash in the old Confederacy. Victory conferred on him the authority to speak of the days and years ahead whose agenda he will shape, not alone, but as a proven leader who knows that “we rise or fall together as one nation and one people.” He spoke of a future where the children of immigrants can dream



Before the campaign promises of more jobs and renewed prosperity fade away, elected officials need to understand that those promises must be kept. Our nation needs jobs GUEST and new OPINION revenue, but the critical DON C. question is, BRUNELL “How?” Make ASSOCIATION OF no mistake, WASHINGTON President BUSINESS PRESIDENT Obama and Congress have a daunting task ahead. First, they must understand that our problems won’t be solved by just heaping more taxes on families and small businesses making more than $250,000 a year. Families need to be able to save for their retirement or their kids’ college tuition; small businesses need money to expand and create jobs. If those heavy taxes kick in, our economic woes will go from bad to worse in a hurry. We heard a lot during the campaign about taxing the rich. But the rich don’t have enough money to solve our problems. Even if you taxed all of America’s millionaires and billionaires at 100 percent of their income — something no one has suggested as yet — you’d only collect enough to run the government for 10 weeks. The reality is, hiking taxes is counterproductive; it slows economic growth. The key to creating more jobs — and generating more tax revenue — is economic growth. The size of America’s economy is not finite, it’s not an issue of slicing the pie into ever-smaller pieces or taking slices from some to give to others. We need to grow the size of the pie so everyone has more. More private-sector business activity will create more jobs and produce more tax revenues for government programs. One of the best ways to grow the economy — and enhance our national security — is domestic energy production. The American Petroleum Institute says that, with the right government policies, we could increase U.S. oil and natural gas production 76 percent by 2030, generate more than 1.4 million new jobs and produce $800 billion in additional tax revenue. Another part of the solution is to stop spending more than we take in. According to The Wall Street Journal, the federal government borrowed 36 percent of what it spent last year. Imagine a family with a $40,000 annual income spending $54,400 a year — year after year — blithely letting the credit card debt pile up. Obvi-




Even though extreme weather events are increasing, such as last year’s severe drought in the Midwest and the super storm that struck the East Coast last week, the topic of climate change has been missing from the political discussions, including the presidential debates. Why do you think that is?

Because climate change is only an illusion. Any one storm or drought signifies nothing. Weather is cyclical.

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I don’t know. It seems that the stakes are high enough that even if we aren’t sure the climate change is human caused, we should err on the side of caution.

Because neither presidential candidate nor the Republican or Democratic parties have the courage to acknowledge what is accepted as fact through the world: That humans cause climate change.

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Bond set at $100,000 for accused burglar said that was too much and asked for a $5,000 bond. She acknowledged Smith had a criminal record NEWPORT – Bond was set at but said that it was 10 years old $100,000 for a man sheriff depuand said he lives in the area. ties say burglarized District Court Judge storage units in “You’re looking at a Phil Van de Veer Newport. noted that Smith had half century or more an eluding a police Daniel L. Smith, 36, of Chattaroy was of incarceration.” officer charge in his charged with two record. He said that counts of burglary, Van de Veer Smith was facing two counts of being District Court Judge serious gun charges a felon in possesnow and had incension of a firearm, a tive to flee. count of possession “You’re looking at of stolen property and a count of a half century or more of incarpossession of meth. ceration,” Van de Veer said before Deputy prosecutor Jeremy setting bond at $100,000. Schmidt sought $150,000 bond. Smith was arrested Wednesday, Defense attorney Robin McCroskey Nov. 8 after a series of break-ins BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


has been NCIS with Mark Harmon as a former marine. Kilmer, however, had the endorsement of Dicks and numerous other influential D’s. We agreed that Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann would retain their congressional seats but failed on thinking Republican Scott Brown, who won the Kennedy

Senate seat in Massachusetts, also would survive. He did not. Neither did Richard Sanders make it back to the state Supreme Court as we predicted. Well, that’s it. Nobody had to go home in tears although seeing what happened to McKenna and Romney I sure feel like it. (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P.O. Box 69, Hansville, WA 98340.)


explain why any moral God would want followers to kill or harm innocent people. I look to the secular government to plow snow off the roads or to provide electricity. That doesn’t require any religious conscience or devotion. Honesty in government is enforced by audits and sunshine from open meetings. Finally, there is no need to manufacture a secular attack on Christianity.

The government doesn’t require churches to marry homosexuals and Christians to use birth control or have abortions. What happened in the recent election is that two senate candidates claiming to be Christians made some very wrong assertions about the violence of rape. They lost because their extreme religious beliefs don’t belong in government policy. -Pete Scobby Newport


of becoming doctors or diplomats, and the children of workers can dream of becoming president – a future not threatened by excessive debt, worsening inequality and climate change. It is an inclusive vision of a nation where politics can be big not small, as he said, because the goals of public life are great for everyone – and where the best is still ahead because the adversity, prejudices and illusions of the past are receding. “That’s the future we share,” he said. “That’s where we need to go… Our economy is recovering, a decade of war is ending, a long campaign is now over.” How can he “seize that future,” as he urged us all to do? The conventional wisdom of Washington punditry is already telling the president that he must “work across the aisle” with the Republicans, who will still control the

House in January. But while he acknowledged the necessity to reach out to his opponents – and alluded to his long-held bipartisan spirit – he hinted that he has learned something else during his contentious first term and this hard, grinding campaign. If he hopes to leave a legacy of accomplishment in his second term, he cannot count on the cooperation of the right-wing rump in Congress. If he wants to tax the wealthy, reject austerity, implement Obamacare and begin to cope with global warming, he will have to rely upon on the people who entrusted him with their votes, their energy, their hope. “The role of citizen in our democracy does not end with your vote,” he said. “America is about what can be done by us together.” Mobilizing the public is not only the way to win elections but also the way to win an agenda for the future.


ously, that would be irresponsible and irrational. But that’s precisely what we’re doing as a nation. So, part of the solution must be to cut our spending and start reducing our debt. Because of that reckless spending, America’s credit rating was downgraded in 2011 for the first time in history. Ratings firms are warning that it could drop again, depending on what Congress and the president do about the “fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff is the popular shorthand term for the crisis we will face when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect. On Dec. 31, 2012, last year’s temporary payroll tax cuts will end, resulting in a 2 percent tax

increase for workers. Certain business tax incentives will end, income taxes will rise because of changes in the alternative minimum tax, the Bush tax cuts will end, and the new taxes in President Obama’s health care law will hit. Before the election, politicians avoided confronting the fiscal cliff. Neither side would budge. Now, it is time to act. Many people said this was the most important election in our lifetimes. They may be correct. What we do now will have consequences for generations. Americans are at their best when the chips are down. Throughout our history, we have shown that, if we work together, we have the creativity, ingenuity and strength to succeed. No more rhetoric. Just do it!

at Newport Mini Storage were reported. A concerned citizen called in a tip that led to Smith’s vehicle, according to a press release from the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. When the deputy contacted Smith, he saw burglar tools and items from the storage units, as well as a bicycle that had been reported stolen two weeks earlier. Smith was arrested for possession of stolen property and his vehicle impounded. Deputies got a search warrant for the car, in which they found a small amount of meth and property stolen from the storage sheds, including boxes, totes, tools and bicycles. Schmidt said he was considering adding 15 other charges. Smith will be arraigned in Superior Court Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Cut your own Christmas tree on the national forest COLVILLE – Want to find your mercially grown trees from tree own Christmas tree? Save money, farms. get outside and enjoy the crisp Most of the Colville National winter air. Five-dollar ChristForest is open to Christmas tree mas tree permits cutting, but you are available at any There is a two permit must have a Colville National Forpermit to do so. per-household limit, Since trees must est office. For many homes, and permits are non- be harvested the holiday searefundable if you get well away from son would not be flowing water, snowed out of the complete without campgrounds and a fresh-scented recreation sites a cutting areas. Christmas tree and short hike is somethe annual event times necessary of walking through the winter for tree harvesters to find their woods in search of the perfect perfect tree. Suggested items for a specimen. Among the more popu- successful tree hunt include tree lar trees are the true firs, pines, permits, layered clothing, warm and Douglas-firs, which have a gloves, a saw, snow boots and a more natural look than the comrope to tie the tree to your vehicle.

Bringing a sled to haul your tree back to your vehicle is also a good idea. Permits are good on the Colville National Forest. Cutting is prohibited on privately owned and state lands within the National Forest boundary, in posted plantations, campgrounds, administrative sites, and other areas where posted. There is a two permit perhousehold limit, and permits are non-refundable if you get snowed out of the cutting areas. For more information contact your local Colville National Forest office. The Newport Ranger District can be reached at 509-4477300 and for Sullivan Lake call 509-446-7500.


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Time capsule will give a picture of county at 100

SEWER | ity. Engineer Eric Eldenburg of Sewell and Associates said DEQ Idaho or the project was over has indicated their chances of bid. receiving the low interest loan Bids are due Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. are good, and its 1.25 percent The project involves drilling interest is more attractive than two 12-inch pipes beneath the the 5 percent private bond. He river, a distance of about 1,450 anticipates the process will take feet. until early 2013. One pipe will be for water, In 2010 Oldtown voters apand the other proved bonds will hold a – up to $2.42 In 2010 Oldtown six-inch HDPE million for the pressure sewer voters approved bonds water system and line. This phase – up to $2.42 million $1.31 million for is budgeted for sewer. Those are for the water system $820,000. underwritten by Construction and $1.31 million for the developers should start that make up sewer. soon on other the West Bonner phases of the Investment Co. project. Schedule B1 is conCurrent ratepayers in Oldtown structing an access road to the won’t be responsible for repaysite of the future water tank. ing the bonds. Developers will Phase C involves drilling two be paid back for the expense wells with a pump house. from property tax revenue The district is waiting to recollected through the urban bid for the water tank construc- renewal district over the next tion, Phase D, to make sure 20 to 30 years. the water-sewer line boring is For bid forms and instrucwithin budget. tions contact James A. Sewell & Phase B is building out the Associates, 600 W. Fourth St., water and sewer lines with in Newport, WA 99156, 509-447the Albeni area. 3626, The district is planning to Questions can be directed to apply for a clean water loan planning engineer Kevin Koesel through the Idaho Departat Sewell, kkoesel@jasewell. ment of Environmental Qualcom.


NEWPORT – One hundred years from now, the people of Pend Oreille County will look back on their history and uncover a bit of who we were. At least that’s the intention of sealing away a piece of today in the county time capsule. County auditor Marianne Nichols organized a dedication of materials to be placed in the time capsule Thursday, Nov. 8, taking the opportunity when outgoing Secretary of State Sam Reed was in town to mark the occasion. Nichols started Thursday’s presentation retelling the story of the scavenger hunt for the time capsule, hoping to open it for the county’s centennial in 2011. She had heard there was one, but no one seemed to know where it was until Scott Miller brought up that he had read in Tony Bamonte’s history book that the capsule was stored in the courthouse cornerstone. The cornerstone was marked only with the date the courthouse was built: “Pend Oreille County A.D. 1915,” indicating nothing of what was stored inside. Nichols said they went off of what the book said and started chiseling away. “It was a little bit scary to think we’re taking the courthouse apart,” she said. After more than an hour of work that afternoon in May 2011, the block was removed from the building and a crowd of onlookers got a glimpse of what was contained in the metal box that rested inside the stone since Aug. 20, 1915. “To me it was like a treasure,” Nichols said. The box contained photographs, including portraits of Newport’s first mayor, T.J. Kelly, and landowner Mr. Scott, pictures of downtown Newport and area houses. It also held copies of local newspapers and articles about the passage of the 1911 legislation that formed Pend Oreille County out of Stevens County. Those items are currently on display on the first level of the


County auditor Marianne Nichols looks over the contents of a time capsule to be placed in the courthouse cornerstone. Secretary of State Sam Reed, right, was in town for the dedication Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8.

courthouse. Nichols plans to contact the state archivist to learn how to best preserve them. Nichols had been planning to put the time capsule together about this time last year, but her mom get sick and passed away, so the project was delayed. She felt catching Reed on his farewell tour was a good time rededicate the time capsule. As Secretary of State, Reed’s office is in charge of the state archives. “What a good idea to do it for the future,” Reed said, addressing the group of county officials and members of the public gathered Thursday in the commissioners’ meeting room. Nichols included some items from the centennial celebration: the statement prepared by Gov. Chris Gregoire congratulating the county on 100 years, and the winning essays and drawings prepared by elementary school children from the county’s school districts. Public works accountant Terri Ann Hedtke added information about the centennial quilt she made, and she also gathered the signatures of county employees. In a note to those in the future, she encouraged educators to lead their

Thank You for your votes and support. I look forward to serving as your Pend Oreille County Commissioner. Sincerely, Karen Skoog

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students in research to find out who each person was. Other contents included: a picture of county officials, a paper detailing the county’s assessed value, coins, business cards from the county commissioners, the newspaper publisher and others, about 70 photographs The Miner compiled from events throughout 2011, a newsletter from the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, a clipping of an article on the county’s community development department, brochures from various county programs, a brochure on the community network fiber system, an annual report from the public utility district, the county map and directory put out by The Miner, issues of The Miner’s coverage of

the June 2011 centennial celebration, The Miner’s Spring Horizon from 2011 with stories of pioneer families, the Diggings newsletter prepared by WSU extension and the Kalispel Tribe, a USB drive with profiles and pictures of the current commissioners, a coffee mug with the PUD’s logo, and a program of the Pend Oreille Player’s 2011-2012 season. Josh Proctor of the county road department made a new metal box for the contents. Facilities maintenance technician Oliver Johnson and Joe Barnwell of High Country Masonry will organize a time to replace the cornerstone, possibly in the next week. Barnwell volunteered his time to remove the stone a year and a half ago.

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Pavey embodies Distinguished Young Woman


Newport crew works on street to schools Newport city crews took an opportunity when a private asphalt contractor was working in the area to fill some cracks and fill some larger areas of Fifth Street last week. City administrator Ray King said they will pay for the prep work with city street funds and hopefully be awarded a grant next year to chip seal the entire stretch that leads to the schools and county facilities on Garden Avenue.

Children’s forest aims to reverse childhood obesity COLVILLE – The Colville National Forest recently received one of eight children’s forest grants in the nation. The Colville’s Upper Columbia Children’s Forest project, which aims to provide more outdoor opportunities that help reverse and prevent childhood obesity by ensuring that young people have healthy options to learn and explore the natural world, received $45,500. The grant will fund a conservation educator part-time for two years to coordinate the activities of the Upper Columbia Children’s Forest. The Stevens County Con-

servation District hired Jim Christian for this position. Christian has 27 years of teaching experience and currently teaches biology and earth science at Colville High School. He has a bachelor’s in biology/ education and a master’s in curriculum development. The grant has only officially been in place since Sept. 1, and the initial work has been to begin building a core group of people who are involved with youth and the forests to develop a strategic plan to help coordinate some of the activities happening all around

the communities of Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties. The children’s forest is not a designated spot in the Colville forest. “There is no ‘place’ to visit, instead it is a change in mindset to promote the Colville National Forest and the surrounding lands as places where the children can learn and build a sense of stewardship,” explained Christian. The first Children’s Forest was established in San Bernardino, For more information visit learning/kids or email jchristian@

PRIEST RIVER – Priest River’s Distinguished Young Woman Steffie Pavey recently returned from the state program in Idaho Falls where she had an opportunity to work with 35 other contestants from around Idaho for a week. Although Pavey has Pavey a background in community service, part of the DYW program is a willingness to love, care for and serve others to show their depth and true beauty, according to organizers. As part of the “Be your best self” element, the contestants tied a quilt that was donated to a woman’s shelter. Some of them participated in the Handbags of Hope service project. The five elements to being your best self is be healthy, involved, studious, ambitious and responsible. “Steffie graced the stage. North Idaho was represented well,” DYW committee member Debbie Grove said. Contestants are judged in scholastics for 20 percent, interview 25 percent, fitness 15 percent, self expression 15 percent and talent 25 percent. DYW is a program that provides an opportunity for participants to beneficially impact the lives and others in their communities, specifically young men and women. Natalie Stoker of Idaho Falls was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho and awarded $6,050 in cash scholarships. The Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls representatives were in the top 10. Stoker will represent Idaho at national finals in Mobile, Ala., in June 2013. This years program theme was “Beautiful 2013.” Describ-

ing that high standards and excellence define beauty as well as the outward appearance. Pavey is a senior at Priest River Lamanna High School and is very active in academics, sports and extracurricular clubs and activities in both the school and community. She plans to attend Washington State University and become a veterinarian. She just placed 13th in state in cross country and will be on the Spartan basketball and track teams. She is the daughter of Angela and Rusty Pavey. Chairwoman Shirley Sands said Pavey is a “beautiful, talented young girl with a bright future.”

Pavey is looking forward to helping out in the community more as Priest River’s Distinguished Young Woman, most recently being a part of “Helping your Hometown” and a model at the fashion show for the local women’s shelter. “I would definitely do this again if I had the chance,” she said. “It’ a once in a lifetime opportunity that you can never recreate, I feel all the girls deserved to win. The girls are so compassionate, confident and sweethearts. I really got to know the North Idaho girls on the trip down and while there, they were all very supportive of each other. It was a wonderful experience,” she said.


Fall festival full of fun Third grader Kaydence Chitwood watches her sister, Mercades Chitwood, pick out an apple for a prize at the fall festival held Friday, Nov. 9 at Stratton Elementary. Kids played carnival games, made crafts and enjoyed hot cocoa and hay rides around Newport on a chilly evening.


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Spokane Orthopedics visiting Newport

BR I E FLY New location for 2nd to None OLDTOWN – 2nd to None, a store with a wide selection of second hand goods offered by more than 50 venders, has moved from Newport to Oldtown. “We’re behind Ace Hardware in the old Score 10 building,” said Rhonda Chambers, who runs the business for Frank Waldref. Chambers said the store opened Nov. 1 at its new location at 56 Selkirk Way. The Oldtown store is considerably larger than the Newport store, she said. The store moved when the Newport building was sold.

Tax business moves to Highway 2 PRIEST RIVER – Emery Tax and Accounting has a new home on Highway 2, near the stoplight in Priest River. Emery is moving from the Beardmore Building in downtown Priest River to the former John L. Scott office next to the Priest River Chamber office at 5809 Highway 2, Suite 101. The owner is Shawn Emery who performs tax preparation for individual businesses, consultation, bookkeeping and payroll, and business management services.

NuVu Theater makes switch to digital METALINE FALLS – With the filming industry set to stop using 35mm film by the end of next year, the NuVu Theater in Metaline Falls made the investment to switch to digital equipment. After owning the theater for a year, Cathy and Clayton Petrich made the switch in August. Cathy said it was an expensive upgrade. “We’re just hoping that it pays off, because it’s fun to have the theater here,” she said. They’ve just begun to learn about some of the additional services they could offer, such as on-screen advertising and playing DVDs. Admission prices have remained the same, $7 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. The theater on Fifth Avenue seats 300.

County unemployment rate still above 10 percent NEWPORT – The unemployment rate for Pend Oreille County has remained above 10 percent for months now. September was 10.3 percent, a full two points higher than in Spokane, where September’s unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. Bonner County’s unemployment rate for September was 10.3 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate in Washington was 8.5 percent. Idaho’s September unemployment rate was 7.1 percent. Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in September.


NEWPORT – Orthopedic patients will no longer need to make the trip to Spokane to visit Spokane Orthopedics as the practice is making weekly trips to Newport Hospital Alyea and Health Services. Dr. Christopher Lang said the practice has seen patients from the Newport area quite regularly and decided that having clinics here would help the community Bone and expand the practice. Three of the four doctors have been taking turns visiting Newport for the past six weeks. The practice pays a rental fee to the hospital district. The rotation includes Lang, a board certified orthopedic surgeon

who specializes in sports medicine; Dr. Craig Bone, a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement such as hips and knees, and Dr. Kevin Dow, a board eligible podiatric surgeon specializing in podiatry, the medicine of feet and Dow ankles. The practice’s fourth doctor and senior partner, Dr. Alan Alyea is not yet visiting Newport and Lang said they’re not sure yet if he will. The three doctors Lang rotate their visits to Newport, each coming once every three weeks on Tuesday. “One way or another we’re going to make sure we have all our bases covered,” Lang said. They may move to Monday, Lang said. They bring assistant manager

Wendy Graybeal with them and work out of Family Health Center Newport, attached to Newport Hospital on Pine Street. Lang said once some issues with equipment are resolved, they would like to start doing surgeries in Newport, as long as they don’t interfere with Newport Hospital surgeon Dr. Timothy Chavis. Along with their specialties, Spokane Orthopedics works in joint arthroscopy, total joint replacement, cartilage transplantation, joint resurfacing, diagnostic X-rays, computer assisted navigation, foot and ankle surgery and diabetic food care. Lang said their schedule has been really full so far, and they would like that to continue. Eventually, they would like to have a full half day of seeing patients and then one to three small surgeries planned on their days here. Patients needing an appointment should call Spokane Orthopedics at 509-489-2851 to schedule.

Ponderay Newsprint owner posts profits MONTREAL – The head of Resolute Forest Products, the managing partner of Ponderay Newsprint, said recently that after being battered by the deep recession and financial crisis, the company with paper and lumber production facilities in Canada, the U.S. and Korea is seeing positive signs from the gradual improvement in U.S. housing starts. Resolute Forest Products missed expectations on earnings despite swinging to a profit in the third quarter, as it was hurt by downtime at its recently acquired Fibrek pulp operations and challenges in the newsprint export and lumber businesses, reported Toronto-based The Globe and Mail. Resolute president and chief executive officer Richard Garneau said he’s optimistic about regular housing demand for lumber and said the additional impact of the hurricane in the eastern United States will help to support higher prices, which are expected to be pushed up by a decline in wood availability due to

the pine beetle epidemic in British Columbia. But he said it’s too early to know the level of impact. Although the hurricane is believed to have caused more than $50 billion in damages, there are no estimates yet about the value of forest products that will be used in the rebuilding effort. The company formerly known as AbitibiBowater, reporting in U.S. dollars, said it earned $31 million or 32 cents per diluted share on sales of $1.15 billion in the period ended Sept. 30. That compared with a net loss of $44 million, or 46 cents per share, on sales of $1.22 billion in the third quarter of 2011. Charges in the 2011 quarter included a currency translation loss of $60 million and an income tax provision of $27 billion. Adjusting for one-time costs, it earned $7 million or seven cents per share and $91 million in pretax operating earnings (EBITDA). Analysts had expected it would earn 23 cents per share in adjusted

profits and $112 million in adjusted EBITDA. Still, Garneau said he’s pleased with the results, considering the quarter’s challenges: “When you take into account all the events that took place during the quarter, I think that overall even though the analysts expected a higher net earning or EBITDA, we’re certainly satisfied with the overall results.” The company says newsprint demand is expected to remain weak while industry capacity is negatively affected by the restart of a competitor’s mill in Quebec City. Pulp pricing and demand, helped by China, will improve in the second half of next year but uncertainty about the global economy remains a challenge. Resolute produces newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates 21 pulp and paper mills and 22 wood products mills in Canada, the United States and South Korea.

Priest River clothing business moves to Newport NEWPORT – After about a year and a half in downtown Priest River, Bling and Sparkles, a clothing and gift store, has moved to Newport’s main street. Owner Kandi Gentis said she’s hoping the new location on the main highway that runs through town will encourage

more business. The new location, half the ground floor of the Martin building, is double the size of her Priest River space. Gentis has brought in new products to go with the sparkling shirt designs and jewelry she’s been selling. Bling and Sparkles also of-

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OLDTOWN – Despite the closure of its sister store in Cheney, the Oldtown Ben Franklin has no plans to close. In fact, the owners just renewed their lease of the building at 201 E. Fourth St. N. for another four years. “We’re doing fine. There’s no anticipation of closing this location,” said Tom Watson, who has managed the Oldtown store for 25 years since it was Sprouse-Reitz. The Oldtown Ben Franklin is owned by brothers Michael Nation and Steve Nation and their Henlea Inc. The Cheney location was their only other store. Originally opened in 1975, the Nations had owned the Cheney store for about

30 years, employing 20 people most recently. The store officially shut its doors Nov. 2. Watson said it could affect his buying power, but added, “customers won’t see a whole lot of change.” The Oldtown Ben Franklin employs 15 people, most everyone working full time, Watson said. The Oldtown Ben Franklin is not part of the national franchise. The Nations independently owned their two stores with rights to use the Ben Franklin name. The Ben Franklin in Sandpoint is under different ownership. The Oldtown store became a Ben Franklin in 1994 after Sprouse-Reitz, a Portland, Ore.based chain that was around for 85 years, was liquidated.

Tax office, office supply store combine BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Two Newport businesses are combining under one storefront under the ownership of accountant Kathy Fazendin. All Faz’s Bookkeeping and the Office Supply Center are moving to Washington Avenue. Remodel of the former video store and computer shop at 220 S. Washington Ave. is underway. Fazendin plans to move All Faz’s Bookkeeping, currently in a rented building at 316 W. Second St., before the end of the month. The office supply store will move after Christmas, as not to disrupt the FedEx shipping at the store on Spruce Street during the holidays. Fazendin bought the office supply store from Kathy and Kent Wilson, who retired and moved to Oregon to be closer to grandchildren. Around the same time, longtime local accountant Sue McDonald announced she was retiring, and sold her 275 client accounts to Fazendin. That’s when Fazendin decided to purchase her own building and bought the former video store, which most recently housed the 2nd to None antique store. The new building has more space. Along

with separate offices, the bookkeepers will also have a conference room. The building will house both All Faz’s Bookkeeping and AF Office Supply. Fazendin says she’ll add Christian gifts and supplies to the offerings. She’s already increased inventory at the office supply store, carrying more ink. And she says she tried to keep prices comparable to chain stores in Spokane. Between the two stores, she’ll have five part-time employees, not including herself. Fazendin and one other accountant will be enrolled agents, licensed by the IRS. Fazendin previously worked for ASAP Tax Services, then bought the business in late 2008, renaming it All Faz’s Bookkeeping. She offers tax preparation, payroll management, bookkeeping, and out-oftown bill management. All Faz’s and AF Office Supply will be open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Fazendin said she will look into offering Saturday shipping with FedEx. Phone numbers will remain the same for each business. Reach All Faz’s Bookkeeping at 509-447-5200 and AF Office Supply at 509-4475171.

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METALINE FALLS – North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce president Tara Leininger is commending the volunteer work done by several chamber members during the four weekends of the Lions Club Excursion Train Ride. She gave a special thank you to those who dedicated their time to the chamber’s hamburger booth, taking responsibility for setting up and tearing down the booth area, purchasing and preparing supplies – including chopping gallons of onions – as well as manning the booth for four straight weekends. “The volunteer effort of the Lion’s

Club members on the train is amazing, but I’m really proud of the dedication of these chamber members,” Leininger said. Volunteers also helped with the highway clean up for the chamber mile through Metaline and with the community day of service in Metaline Park. Working with the chamber were members and parents of the Selkirk High School’s wrestling team. The hamburger booth raises funds for chamber support of community events and improvements, and scholarships in the North Pend Oreille.

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METALINE FALLS – Spend an evening with Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend, Harvey, a 6-foot, 6-inch white rabbit that only Elwood can see. Selkirk actors will present their fall comedy, “Harvey” at the Cutter Theatre. They’ll give two performances: Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students, available at the door. The student actors in the production are Eric Wittenmyer as Elwood P. Dowd, Erin Rumelhart as Veta Louise Simmons, Alex Yarnell as Myrtle May Simmons, Kaci Nearing as Wilson, Kendra McGeorge as Nurse Ruth Kelly, Ray Davis as Dr. Lyman Sanderson, Abby Carrasco as Dr. Wilma Chumley, Emily Maupin as Judge Gaffney, Megan Bloomer as Betty Johnson, and Georgie Shafer as Mrs. Chauvenet and the cabbie, E.J. Lofgren. Artistic director and advisor is Tara Leininger. The story of Harvey is about Elwood’s much put-upon sister, Veta Louise Simmons and her daughter, Myrtle May. Their COURTESY PHOTO|ROSEMARY DANIEL lives are miserable as Elwood is Selkirk actors in the cast for “Harvey” include Alex Yarnell, front left, Eric Wittenmyer and Erin Rumelhart, along with Ray known all around town for his Davis, back left, Kendra McGeorge, Kaci Nearing, Emily Maupin, Abby Carrasco, Megan Bloomer and Georgie Shafer. lack of motivation (he doesn’t work) and his drinking (he’s mances for Selkirk by seniors Sensibility.” old-fashioned manners, and known at all the bars in town). Wittenmyer, McGeorge, and “Harvey” was written by Mary great costume opportunities, inBut worse yet, Elwood’s invisible Maupin. Each has had great Chase in 1944, and the Selkirk cluding crinoline, shoulder pads, giant rabbit. When Veta finally moments on the stage, Leininger actors are returning to this time gloves for the ladies and hats for has had enough, she attempts said, and Kendra and Eric have period, with its rotary phones, the gentlemen. to have Elwood committed to a become active members at the local sanitarium, with hilarious Cutter Theatre. A featured role results. The real question for the for each include Eric as Matt in audience is to determine whether “The Fantasticks,” and Kendra Harvey exists or not. and Emily playing the sisters EliThis will be the final perfornor and Maryann in “Sense and



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Decision on Inn at the Lake not expected before first of year BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A daylong hearing was held Wednesday, Nov. 8 before a hearing examiner for the Inn at the Lake, a vacation rental located at Diamond Lake. The county maintains that the inn 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 county issued a notice of violation and the owners appealed, contending they have been operating as a vacation rental for years and are grandfa-

thered in. The county chose to hire a hearings examiner to hear the case. The other option was to have the county planning commission hear the case. Michael Dempsey of Spokane County was hired as hearings examiner. Pend Oreille County will pay Spokane County $113.29 an hour, plus travel expenses for Dempsey’s services. A tour of the entire property by attorneys and the hearing examiner was conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, but a scheduled inspection Friday, Nov. 9 by the building inspector was confined to two rooms. That was by pre arrangement, said Stacy Bjordahl, an attorney for the owners of the Inn at the

Lake. Gayle Cagianut owns the Inn at the Lake through the Cagianut Family Trust. “The attorneys agreed to inspect only the two rooms at issue,” Bjordahl said. The county and the owners are in settlement negotiations and the scope of the inspection was spelled out in the settlement documents, she said. Attorney Stanley Schwartz was hired to represent the county since prosecuting attorney Tom Metzger lives next door. It was the Metzgers’ complaint about the inn that started the process. Schwartz, who was assisted by another attorney from his firm, said the next step is for attorneys to prepare written briefs.

SANDPOINT – Voters in the West Priest Lake Fire District declined to approve a levy increase during the general election last week, 169 to 152 votes. If approved, the levy rate would have increased from 14 cents per $1,000 of valuation to 23 cents

Those are to be filed by Wednesday, Nov. 21. Swartz said there is a significant amount of documents for the hearings examiner to review. Pend Oreille County community development director Mike Lithgow said he, Metzger and building inspector Rick Cruse testified for the county. Gayle and Joe Cagianut, former owner and current manager Blaine Coffey and land use expert Dwight Hume testified for the owners. Bjordahl said that depending on what is submitted in the closing briefs, the other side may get an opportunity to respond. In any event, she doesn’t expect a decision before the first of the year.


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Volunteers build new warming huts BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST LAKE – A group of volunteers came together to rebuild decades old snowmobiler warming huts at Priest Lake over the last year. New buildings are at Camel’s Prairie on the east side of the lake and Mollies Warming Hut at the north end of the snowmobile system is also new. Jim McReynolds, a lake resident and member of the Bonner County Snowmobile Committee, said his neighbor Jeff Horswill came to him one day and wondered about building new warming huts. Horswill is a regular snowmobiler and spends his weekends at the lake. The buildings that were in place had been there for about 20 years, but were much older than that, having a pre-

vious life as line shacks for lumber companies. Horswill owns a small sawmill at Priest Lake, and the Jump Off Joe Resort in Washington, and offered to donate building supplies and help with construction. That was just the beginning. McReynolds mentioned the idea at a snowmobile committee meeting and started asking around for donations. They started pouring in. Members had extra building supplies such as windows and doors they didn’t need, lumber companies donated wood, and fundraisers were held to raise funds for the remaining needs. The project began during snowmobile season 2010 and finished up just recently with the completion of the Camel’s Prairie warming hut. Mollies was done last fall.


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Volunteers stock the warming huts with firewood, which is there for snowmobilers and other recreationalists to use in the hut. Signs posted ask that if users are in

Commission adopts three-year fish rule book BOISE – Local fishing opportunities will change a bit this season, after the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a three-year fishing brochure Thursday, Nov. 8. The rules would cover 2013 through 2015. The change is based on 11 months of public interaction and responses to an angler survey conducted in 2011, state fishery manager Jeff Dillon told commissioners. For the first time since 1999, anglers will again be allowed to harvest kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille as a result of the success of the Lake Pend Oreille fishery recovery program. Anglers will be allowed to harvest six kokanee per day in Pend Oreille in 2013. In addition, the increase in kokanee has made it possible to move back toward trophy rainbow trout management. A size and bag limit will be reinstated for rainbows: six rainbow trout, only one more than 20 inches long; and the $15 per head angler

incentive will no longer be in effect for rainbow trout. The $15 incentive remains in place for lake trout in Lake Pend Oreille. Elsewhere in the Panhandle Region the limit on kokanee was lowered to six fish in Priest Lake and Upper Priest Lake. In Lake Pend Oreille anglers are allowed to harvest six kokanee and six rainbow trout – only one more than 20 inches long. One other statewide change sets Free Fishing Day for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Clark Fork River and tributaries, Pack River and tributaries and Grouse Creek and tributaries will be closed to trout harvest from Dec. 1 to the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend. In Big Elk Creek, Crooked Creek and Red River in the Clearwater Region; in Parkcenter Pond, Weiser Community Pond, McDevitt Pond and Wilson Ponds in the Southwest Region; in Edson Fichter Pond in the Southeast Region; and in Becker Pond in the

Upper Snake Region, the trout limit is reduced to two. The goal is to increase opportunity for more anglers to catch stocked fish and to reduce the boom and bust cycle with the stocking program. In the Magic Valley Region the length limit is removed on small mouth bass in Magic Reservoir, and in the Southeast Region the bass limit is removed in the Treasureton Reservoir. In the Upper Snake Region the limit is removed on rainbow trout and hybrid trout in the South Fork Snake River tributaries. The limit on brown trout is two, with none under 16 inches. In Henrys Lake Outlet, the 400-yard section from the USGS gauge to the Henrys Lake Dam opens to fishing. These changes take effect Jan. 1, 2013. Anglers should consult the new 2013-2015 seasons and rules brochure, which will be available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and on the Fish and Game website before January.

per $1,000, after the homeowners exemption. The levy would have added $69,009 to the district’s coffers and been used for new equipment for firefighters, an incentive program for volunteers, training and improvements to fire stations, among other items.

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BR I E FLY Priest River girls begin their season

PRIEST RIVER – Five Spartans were selected for the All Intermountain League, led by senior Melissa Trost, who was named Most Valuable Player. In addition to Trost, seniors Taryn Eldore and Kelsie Fink and juniors Karly Douglas and Beth Bykerk were also named All Intermountain League. Timberlake had the three

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River girls basketball team had their first game of the season Friday, Nov. 9 against Lakeland but results were not available. The Spartans hosted Clark Fork Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They host Sandpoint Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.

players named all league – Lexi Posh, Jenna Hoffman and Cheyenne Gibson. Kellogg had two players named all league – Taylor Samuelson and Brittany Howard. Allyson Merrifield and Desirae Minor from Bonners Ferry were named to the All Intermountain League team. Coach of the year went to Timberlake’s Michelle Garwood.

Timberlake makes it to semi-finals in football SPIRIT LAKE – Timberlake was the last Intermountain League team in the 3A Idaho State Football Tournament and made it to the semi-finals where they lost to Fruitland Saturday, Nov. 10 33-0. Fruitland will play Shelley this Friday at Eagle High School for the championship. Priest River and Kellogg had lost in the first round a couple weeks ago.


Cusick to face Touchet, again

Chewelah ends bid to state football championship CHEWELAH – Northeast A League team Chewelah lost to River View 27-14 on the gridiron Saturday, ending Chewelah’s bid to the state 1A state championship. They were the sole NEA team to make it to the playoffs. Continuing on in 1A play, River View will take on Quincy Nov. 17. Also that day, Cle Elum/Roslyn plays Royal, Mt. Baker plays La Center and King’s takes on Montesano.

Newport begins winter sports season NEWPORT – Newport High School’s winter sports season is starting, featuring girls and boys basketball and wrestling. The wrestling coach this year is Bart George who is taking over from Terry Haney. Steve Bryant is taking the reins of the boys basketball team from Jamie Pancho, and Mike Frederick remains the girls basketball coach. The first wrestling match is set for Thursday, Dec. 13 at Lakeside. The boys and girls basketball teams begin play with an away game against Deer Park Wednesday, Nov. 28. The boys play at 7:30 p.m. and the girls play at 5:45 p.m.


NEWPORT – The Cusick Panther football team soundly defeated Columbia-Inchelium in Newport Friday night, setting the stage for a rematch between Cusick and the Touchet Indians for this Friday. These two teams faced off last year in the first round of the 1B Football Championships, ending Cusick’s undefeated season when the Indians won 28-20. The game is set for 7 p.m. at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane. Cusick defeated ColumbiaInchelium handily, but it started out a bit rough. CI scored twice in the first quarter O N D EC K: before VS. TOUCHET, FRIDAY, Cusick Nov. 16, 7 p.m. at got on Gonzaga Prep the board, but that would end their trips to the end zone. Cusick coach Sonny Finley said CI is a powerful football team. They tried to spread the field but it wasn’t working for them. “Our defense made some adjustments. Our defense has

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Cusick junior Quinton Montgomery makes the lunge to recover the fumble on the snow-covered field in Newport Friday night. Panthers’ collected the win over Columbia-Inchelium 60-16, sending them onto the quarter-finals.

been playing very well and our offense has been on pace to do what they do. But, our defense has really been getting the ball back to the offense as soon as possible,” Finley said. Cusick dominated the rest of the game, starting with Derrick Bluff’s 31-yard run for a touchdown in the first. Cusick scored two more TDs in the second to lead 20-16 at the half. Cusick scored 30 points in the third on three rushing TDs by Alec Bluff. Ryan Sample connected with Derrick

Bluff on a 70-yard pass from another score and Alec Bluff caught a nine-yard pass from Sample to score again. Cusick scored two more TDs in the fourth, making good on both two-point conversions. The final scored was 60-16. Finley said they’ve been studying film of Touchet and are coming up with a game plan to attack what they do well and make them get out of their comfort zone. “We’re looking forward to a good contest,” he said.

NEWPORT – The Northeast A League announced its all league football teams this month, with several Newport players listed. First team, offense, Barranco included Newport’s junior Braden Barranco and senior Jake Morse, as well as Lakeside junior Colton Collins, Freeman junior Kian Genteman, Foust Chewelah senior Chris Lambert, Chewelah junior Dustin Olsen, Kettle Falls senior Tyler Vining, Chewelah senior Cordell Bean, Lakeside senior Ben Morse Dring, Medical Lake senior Kasey Kelly and Freeman senior Jordan Rose. The second team, offense, included Newport’s junior Daniel Foust, Freeman senior Jake Konkright Casto, Chewelah senior Adam Collins, Kettle Falls junior Kyle Dodson, Lakeside senior Keith Kovac, Lakeside junior Charles Mitchell, Freeman senior Wyatt Smith, Chewelah senior Sam Cobb, Chewelah senior Dustin Crowell, Freeman senior Christian Dresback, Lakeside senior Tyler Howard, Freeman senior Kellen

Northeast 1B North names all league football team CUSICK – The Northeast 1B North League announced those football players named to the all league team, including quite a few from Cusick and Selkirk. Cusick senior Ryan Sample is the all league quarterback. Hon-

orable mention went to Northport senior Jermiah Johnson. First team running backs included Cusick sophomore Alec Bluff, senior Derrick Bluff and Wellpinit senior AJ Kieffer. Honorable mention went


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Indians knocked Panthers out of play last season

Lakeside out in first round of state soccer LAKESIDE – The lone Northeast A League girls soccer team to make it to the state tournament suffered a loss in the first round. Playing in Nine Mile Falls Wednesday, Nov. 7, Lakeside lost 4-1 to La Salle. La Salle went on to face Seattle Christian Saturday, losing 2-1. Newport lost their shot at the state tournament when they were put out by Cascade in the regional tournament. Cascade won 2-1 over Naches Valley Nov. 6. They went on to face the Caribou Trail League’s No. 1 team, Cashmere Saturday and lost 3-1. The semi-finals are Nov. 16, with the championship game placed Nov. 17, both at Shoreline Stadium, north of Seattle. In the semi-finals it will be Seattle Christian versus Cashmere and King’s versus University Prep.



A snow-covered field didn’t deter the crowd from watching Cusick beat Columbia-Inchelium Friday night in Newport.


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High game scratch: Laura O’Brien 194. High game handicap: Kim Gibbs 234. High series scratch: Laura O’Brien 537. High series handicap: Joey Caskey 608. High team game scratch: Golden Girls 580. High team game handicap: State Line Tavern 777. High team series scratch: Golden Girls 1,656. High team series handicap: Morning Glories 2,214. Converted splits: Lola Balison 3-10, Jan Edgar 5-7, Cathy Norenberg 5-10, Jackie Zorica 2-7, Kim Rusho 2-7, Sherry Loveridge 3-10, Laura O’Brien 3-10, Pat Shields 2-7, 2-6, Claudia McKinney 2-7, 2-7.

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to Columbia-Inchelium senior Dustin Wyborney. First team wide receivers are Selkirk senior Emery Maupin, Cusick senior Gavin Peterson and Northport senior Josh Konkler. Offensive line first team includes Cusick juniors Miles Finley and Nolan Finley, and Selkirk senior Garet Sax. Honorable mention went to Wellpinit senior Lance Flamand. M. Finley The all purpose offense all league includes Northport senior Jermiah Johnson and honorable mention went to Selkirk sophomore Dominic Cain and Wellpinit senior Kyle McCrea. The first team linebackers include Cusick senior Ryan Cutshall Sample, Cusick sophomore

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High score game team: Club Rio Pooch Parlor 721. High handicap game: Club Rio Pooch Parlor 884. High score series team: Club Rio Pooch Parlor 2,064. High handicap series team: Club Rio Pooch Parlor 2,553. High score game: John Bushby 230, Sara Goss 183. High handicap game: Steve Eastman 251, Dannette Le Grand 247. High score series: Charles Marsh 624, Shirley Ownbey 498. High handicap series: Charles Marsh 687, Shirley Ownbey 666. Converted splits: Pinky Ownbey 5-7, Pam Nichols 3-10, 5-7, Evie Logan 3-7-10, Floyd Degele 5-7, Randy Edgar 3-9-10.

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High scratch game: Timber Room 711. High handicap game: Weber Enterprises 918. High scratch game: Jim Loveridge 225, Diana Hilden 181. High handicap game: Sam Wylie 250, Teri King 262. High scratch series team: OK Lanes 2,054. High scratch series: Terry Hastings 593, Diana Hilden 484. High handicap series team: Weber Enterprises 2,623. High handicap series: Sam Wyle 689, Teri King 686. Converted splits: Pat Shields 4-5, Sharon Smith 3-10.

Alec Bluff, Columbia-Inchelium senior Dustin Elliot and Wellpinit senior AJ Keiffer. Honorable mention went to Kyle McCrea, a senior from Wellpinit. The defensive line all league includes Cusick juniors Miles Finley and Nolan Finley and Selkirk senior Garet Sax. Honorable mention went to ColumbiaInchelium senior Dustin Wyborney. Defensive backs are Cusick senior Derrick Bluff and Cusick junior Jestin Brazda. Honorable mention is Northport senior Jermiah Johnson. All purpose defense went to Columbia-Inchelium senior Dustin Wyrborney and honorable mention is Selkirk senior Mikey Weiss. The all league kicker/punter is Cusick senior John Cutshall and honorable mention is Selkirk senior Mikey Weiss.



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Miller, Medical Lake junior Ricky Petersen and Medical Lake senior Micah Tappero. The offensive MVP is Derek Smith, a senior at Chewelah. Barranco was named to the NEA first team defense, which also included Freeman junior Kian Genteman, Chewelah junior Tommy Norman, Chewelah senior Dustin Olsen, Chewelah senior Derek Smith, Chewelah senior Caleb Wiebe, Riverside junior Ryan Cotner, Medical Lake senior Kasey Kelly, Lakeside junior Chris Noona, Freeman senior Jordan Rose and Lakeside senior Matt Trottier. Newport junior Jeron Konkright was named to the second team defense, which also included Kettle Falls junior Austin Anderson, Riverside senior Dustin Crabtree, Chewelah senior Ty Curtis, Lakeside senior John Grittner, Lakeside senior David Littleton, Chewelah sophomore Blake Owens, Medical Lake junior Steven Velazquez, Chewelah senior Trey Barnett, Medical Lake senior Harrison Cochran, Freeman sophomore Teagan Glidewell, Lakeside senior Aaron Jones, Freeman junior Max Laib, Lakeside senior Miles Meyer, Freeman junior Connor Rubright and Kettle Falls senior Tyler Vining. The defensive MVP is Chewelah senior Ben Johnstone. Chewelah’s head coach Jim Fisk is coach of the year and Kettle Falls assistant coach Dave Tupek is assistant coach of the year.

Wolf trapping seasons open this month

BOISE – It is that time of year again when trappers and hound hunters will be out and about in the wilds of Idaho. Wolf trapping rules have changed since the 2012 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure was published. For new trapping rules see the 2012-2013 Wolf Trapping Seasons and Rules pamphlet available at license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at: wolfTrapRules.pdf. The wolf trapping seasons open Thursday, Nov. 15, and runS through March 31 in the Panhandle zone, except for units 2 and 3; in the Lolo zone; in the Dworshak-Elk City zone, except Unit 10A; in the Selway zone; in the Middle Fork zone; and in units 19A and 25 of the McCall-Weiser Zone.



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Charter schools put pressure on local districts

Approved bill could affect Newport, Selkirk BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER


Most of Washington’s counties voted against allowing same-sex marriage, but the measure was approved by 53 percent of voters.

Same-sex couples can say ‘I do’ next month in Washington NEWPORT – After opponents of samesex marriage challenged the Legislature’s vote, the citizens of Washington decidedly said it is okay for same-sex couples to wed. Starting Dec. 6, couples can apply for a marriage license, and a wedding can happen as soon as Dec. 9 after the standard three-day waiting period. After Tuesday’s election, when Maine and Maryland voters also legalized samesex marriage, there are nine states allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Washington currently has 9,904 registered domestic partnerships. Those for partners younger than 62 will be dissolved come July 2014 if they are not married. Washington voters approved Referendum 74 by 53 percent. Opponents officially conceded Thursday, blaming secular voters and a financial disadvantage. Pend Oreille County voters were against the measure, rejecting it 66 to 34 percent. In total, 31 of the state’s 39 counties rejected the measure, but the

population center around Seattle helped it pass. Last session, the state legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry. Before the law could take effect in July, voters filed a petition to put it on the November ballot. The measure provides that clergy are not required to perform or recognize any marriage ceremony, and religious organizations are immune from any civil claim for refusing to marry same-sex couples.

NEWPORT – Washington voters approved the creation of 40 charter schools throughout the state, concerning the leaders of local school districts. While the initiative passed statewide 50.82 percent to 49.19 percent, voters in Pend Oreille County voted against it by a narrow margin – 3,293 against and 3,230 in favor. “I am very disappointed that the charter schools bill looks like it will pass,” Selkirk superintendent Nancy Lotze said Friday. “The purpose of the bill is to create a select number of schools that would be exempt from some of the laws and regulations that the existing 295 districts face.” A charter school is funded through taxpayers, like public schools, but is operated by a non-profit agency and is exempt from some state and federal regulations. Instead, they are expected to produce results, set forth in each school’s charter. While an independent group can choose to form a charter school, so can a school district. Spokane School District No. 81 has already said it plans to create

a charter school, the benefit of which is keeping the enrollment within the district and consequently keeping state funding within the district. Newport superintendent Jason Thompson said his district’s homeschool program, LEC, is similar to a charter school, but in a traditional charter school, students attend school daily and they have a special focus, such as math and science or engineering. They can also be project-based instead of using typical assignments and grades. Thompson said the Newport School District will discuss forming a charter school but Lotze said Selkirk will not. “There are scant resources as it is, and our population is not large,” she said. “Dividing a portion of those resources out for a smaller, separate school would not be in the best interests of all Selkirk students. Not only do Selkirk students currently perform above state average in almost every cell of the two state assessments, but our elementary school was also recently awarded a Title 1 Achievement Award for our work in math.” Thompson said charter schools put pressure on public school districts to offer an expanded repertoire. Newport has already expanded its Advanced PlaceSEE SCHOOLS, 3B

Smoke yet to clear on some issues with legalizing marijuana BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – It will take awhile as the state works out the particulars, but as of Dec. 6, marijuana will be legal in Washington state. Initiative 502 passed statewide by more than 300,000 votes, 55 to 45 percent. Pend Oreille County voters were split 51 to 49 percent, with the majority against legalization. The initiative makes it legal for adults 21 and older to possess an ounce of weed – about 28 grams – and it sets limits on driving under the influence. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. The feds could sue to stop Washington from creating a legal market for marijuana, or arrest growers and sellers. But in recent years federal officials have backed off on enforcing it. At the state level, it will be the Liquor Control Board responsible for regulating the sale, growth and processing of the drug. The board has a year to set those rules. That means it will be legal to possess marijuana and smoke it next month, but there won’t

yet be anywhere to legally buy it. Anyone wanting a toke must do so in private, according to the law. Using the drug in public could come with a citation. Medical marijuana laws will essentially remain the same. Some medical users have expressed concern about enforcing a DUI law for marijuana. Under the new law, a concentration of 5 nanograms of THC in a milliliter of blood is the legal limit. Just how many bong hits that constitutes, though, depends on a number of factors: the quality of the weed, tolerance levels, time between smoking and driving, etc. The state is estimating marijuana will be sold for $12 per gram, about the median price at medicinal marijuana dispensaries. The law sets excise taxes amounting to 25 percent of the selling price at each level of production. Those will be rolled into the total retail price. On top of that, buyers will have to pay a sales and use tax. The state is expecting to collect millions in tax revenue. Much like the process for stores


The measure on marijuana legalization was narrowly voted down in Pend Oreille County, but got 55 percent of the vote statewide.

wanting to sell liquor, there will be an application process for those who want to produce, process or sell marijuana. There’s an initial $250 fee to start that application process, and an annual fee of $1,000 for each license. While possessing dried buds

will be legal, the law also legalizes possession of paraphernalia such as pipes and bongs, 16 ounces of marijuana infused products such as pot brownies, and 72 ounces of liquid products such as hash oil. Weed retailers can’t set up shop within 1,000 feet of a school or

McKenna, Cantwell raise more than $10 million each for campaign County races also report finances BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

OLYMPIA – It costs money to run for county commissioner but it costs a lot more to run for governor and U.S. Senator. Sen. Maria Cantwell ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate. According to the nonpartisan website, the two-term Democrat has raised more than $11.7 million for the race and spent more than $9.7 million. Her opponent, Republican Michael Baumgartner, raised less than a tenth as much, at a little over $1 million. He spent $826,458 but did not win against the incumbent. It costs even more to run for

governor. Republican candidate Rob McKenna has raised over $13.72 million and Democratic candidate Jay Inslee, the frontrunner, has raised a little over $12 million. McKenna spent $11.88 million and Inslee spent $11.48 million. Six-term Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers has raised $1.8 million in her bid for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her opponent, Democrat Rich Cowan, has raised $331,833. McMorris Rodgers has spent $1.58 million on the campaign and Cowan has spent $283,971. Republican Joel Kretz won another term in the state House of Representatives. He raised $115,956 and spent $78,126, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. His opponent, Republican Bob Wilson,

has not filed any reports with the Public Disclosure Commission. Among the candidates for county commissioner, Republican Steve Kiss has raised the least. He reports $665 in donations and has spent $3,087 in cash and in kind expenditures, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Laurie Anderson of the Public Disclosure Commission says Kiss does not file electronically, and there have been some problems with his reports. Efforts to contact him to straighten out the reports have not been successful, she said. His opponent, Republican Tim Ibbetson, raised $9,081 and spent $8,060 on the race for the District 3 seat on the county commission. Democrat Diane Wear raised $9,548 and spent $9,161. Her opponent, Republican Karen Skoog, reports raising $8,381 and spend-

ing $7,403. So where do the candidates get the money? In the county commission races, Ibbetson borrowed $4,148 and Wear borrowed $3,215. Ibbetson’s top cash donors included Harriet Ibbetson ($800), Jo Bunney ($250), Ray Bunney ($250), Danny Dawson ($250) and Kari Dawson ($250). Kiss didn’t report any donations. Wear’s top donors included the Pend Oreille County Democrats ($1,505), June Peterson ($500), the Spokane Regional Labor Council ($500) and the Washington State Democratic Central Committee ($500). Skoog’s top cash donors included the Pend Oreille County Republican Committee ($1,600), Jo Bunney ($950), Vilma Biaggi ($500) and David Moses ($300).

park, according to the law. Colorado voters also passed Amendment 64 on Election Day, allowing adults to buy up to an ounce of marijuana, starting Jan. 5. Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana. Washington

voters passed a measure in 1998 with 59 percent approval. Those with a card can possess up to 24 ounces and 15 plants. Oregon, California, Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico are other western states that allow medical marijuana.

Fire District 5 levy lid lifted NEWPORT – Voters in Pend Oreille County Fire District 5, which covers the Blueslide, Ruby and Locke area in the middle part of the county, approved a levy lid lift by a vote of 52-38. The measure needed a simple majority to pass, and approval was at 57.78 percent. The vote means the district can collect 40 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation. That’s up

from 27 cents previously. It means the district’s share of property taxes will increase to about $80 a year on a home assessed at $200,000. The money would be used for general maintenance and operations, to purchase things such as fuel and oil, fire chief Jay Foster said. District 5 covers the Blueslide, Ruby and Locke areas.

Sacheen Lake sewer M&O passes NEWPORT – Voters in the Sacheen Sewer and Water District approved a one-year, $60,545 levy 169 votes to 86. That’s 66.27 percent to 33.73 percent. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass. The money will be assessed at about 85 cents per $1,000 as-

sessed value. The biggest portion of the money – about $30,000 – will go toward milfoil control, says district secretary Sheila Pearman. The rest will be used for things such as insurance, salary for the district secretary and beaver control.



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ELECTION | Pend Oreille County election results by precinct Precinct

Wear Skoog Kiss

Camden 71 votes/30% 167/70% 80/41% Cusick 73/41% 103/58% 88/54% Dalkena 168/43% 217/56% 221/63% Diamond Lake East 54/38% 89/62% 69/55% Fertile Valley North 82/35% 150/65% 101/56% Furport 113/38% 182/62% 154/58% Ione East 44/30% 102/70% 98/66% Ione West 64/28% 163/72% 131/58% Metaline 70/40% 105/60% 123/68% Metaline Falls 92/40% 130/58% 194/82% Tiger Dry Canyon 126/32% 262/67% 216/57% Newport Northeast 140/43% 181/56% 181/64% Newport Southeast 68/46% 78/53% 90/70% Newport Northwest 161/50% 153/48% 210/73% Newport Southwest 113/51% 123/47% 154/69% Noble 156/38% 252/61% 214/63% Ruby 17/45% 21/55% 12/41% Sacheen 193/52% 174/47% 162/60% Usk 78/35% 147/65% 134/61% Diamond Lake West 95/38% 150/60% 108/57% Diamond Lake North 121/40% 178/59% 162/63% Locke 27/45% 32/54% 18/33% Kalispel/LeClerc 62/39% 98/61% 65/43% Skookum 39/46% 45/54% 37/52% Deer Valley South 37/41% 53/59% 56/72% Fertile Valley South 70/32% 146/67% 110/64% Diamond Lake 151/32% 315/67% 236/62% FROM PAGE 1A MINER / 9A GEM

trict. Many residents of Diamond Lake had been upset with what they felt was a lack of assistance from Wear to correct a high water problem the past two years. Kiss will resign from port Two Republicans were running for Hankey’s north county seat. Steve Kiss is leading the votes with 62 percent over Tim Ibbetson. “I have a lot to learn. I’m excited about the challenge,” Kiss said, adding that he was looking forward to working on the board with Merrill before her resignation, because of her expertise. He said he appreciates that Ibbetson put on a clean campaign. He thinks he could have also done a good job on the board. Kiss, who currently serves on the Port of Pend Oreille board, will have to resign at the Dec. 11 meeting, then the board will advertise the vacancy, requesting letters of interest. The remaining board members, Bob Shanklin and John Harkness,

will interview the candidates. Candidates must reside in District 3 and be registered to vote. “There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Steve will do a wonderful job as a county commissioner,” port manager Kelly Driver said. “He is a man who listens, asks questions and thinks things through. Our loss is the county’s gain.” Ibbetson is ready to unwind after the election, but he doesn’t count out a future in politics. He said he wants to do everything he can to support all the candidates and encourages everyone in the county to do the same. “It’s going to be a tough haul for all of them and we need to give them all the support we can,” he said. Kiss won in 23 out of 27 precincts. Ibbetson won mid-county precincts of Camden, Ruby, Locke and Kalispel/LeClerc.

Ibbetson 111/57% 74/45% 122/35% 53/43% 75/41% 108/42% 50/34% 96/42% 57/32% 42/18% 160/42% 98/35% 37/29% 78/27% 67/30% 124/36% 16/55% 100/37% 80/36% 77/41% 83/32% 35/65% 83/56% 34/48% 22/28% 58/34% 141/37%

a high voter turnout. Mitt Romney won the county’s majority with 59 percent while Barack Obama took 37.6 percent. In the 2008 election, Obama got 39 percent of the county’s vote, and 57 percent went for McCain. Countywide, the county majority voted a straight ticket, choosing Republican candidates in every race. An Ione resident, Bob Wilson, ran against incumbent House Rep. Joel Kretz of Wauconda. In his own county, Wilson received 38 percent of the vote, winning the Cusick and Skookum precincts. Across the entire Seventh District, Kretz is leading with nearly 62 percent of the vote, about the same results as the primary returns.

County vote differs from state The presidential election brought

Sacheen levy passing Voters in certain districts of Pend Oreille County voted on local measures and both were passing as of Wednesday. Sacheen Lake voters are saying yes to an M&O levy for the sewer and water district with 66 percent approval. Fire District 5

budgets and staffing. Lotze said the formation of charter school is changing the rules in an unfair manner. “I think this has the potential to create a have and have-not situation. My personal feelings are

that this was an elitist focus and the goal of this group should have been to work toward reducing regulations for all 2,281 schools in the state, not creating a select group under a separate system,” she said.


ment classes and offers College in the Classroom opportunities and a nursing program. “What I wouldn’t want is our students leaving the district to go to some charter school down the road at (another location such as) Mead,” Thompson said. The Mead and Central Valley school districts have also discussed opening charter schools, something that would be more difficult in smaller districts like Newport. Thompson said he was against the legislation because 40 charter schools in a state of 295 districts is not very many. Larger districts, such as Spokane, can jump in right away because they have a larger budget, more facilities and a larger staff, Thompson said. Newport, Cusick and Selkirk have to be more conservative with their

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Auditor Marianne Nichols reads the election results for local races to a crowd gathered at the courthouse in Newport as polls closed Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.

voters are approving a levy lid lift with 57 percent approval. On the state measures, Pend Oreille voters differed in some respects. While the state approved legalizing marijuana by a fairly large margin, local voters are split on Initiative 502, with the slight majority against the measure. The same could be said of the charter schools measure (I-1240). Pend Oreille voters are more strongly against allowing same-sex marriage (Ref-74), though that measure is passing statewide. Pend Oreille County went with the rest of the state to approve requiring a 60 percent majority for new tax measures to pass the Legislature (I-1185), rejecting changes to the state debt limit (8221), and saying no to a plan to let public universities invest privately (8223). The county also spoke strongly against the two advisory votes, which won’t necessarily change the way the Legislature voted. Ballots lost There was a mailing issue with some ballots going to voters around Ione. A tray of ballots was lost in the mail, but arrived from Spokane after a weekend, resulting in about 300 voters getting two ballots. Voters were instructed to return only one ballot, but two people returned both of those. The machine that

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TIM IBBETSON (R) wants to thank every person that voted in the election, and especially EVERYONE who SUPPORTED me during my candidacy. Congratulations to our new County Commissioners, Karen Skoog, Steve Kiss, and Mike Manus. We all need to give them encouragement and support. Paid for by the Committee to elect Tim Ibbetson, Bob McKinley treasurer, GOP

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scans the barcode on the envelope caught the duplicate. Only one ballot was officially counted and the voters were notified. Local results as of Friday afternoon follow. Statewide results were last tabulated Nov. 11. Another update won’t be available until the

county canvassing board prepares to certify the election Nov. 27. Results are unofficial until then. Pend Oreille County races * Denotes candidate is current leader


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BR I E FLY Artists shop opens Saturday NEWPORT – Shop for handmade holiday gifts and a variety of artwork at the Create Arts Center’s 10th annual artist shop, which opens Saturday, Nov. 17. The shop will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 8. Create is located on the corner of Fourth and Fea in Newport. For more information, call 509447-9277.

Calling prospective 4-Hers ELK – There is a new 4-H group starting in the south part of Pend Oreille County, in the Elk area and they are recruiting new members. Young people interested in joining can call Scott Ellsworth at 509-292-2663 or Donna Krizanic at 509-292-8840.

Thanksgiving church service this weekend NEWPORT – The Church of Faith in Oldtown invites the community to attend a special Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. The service will include special music, a Thanksgiving proclamation video as well as a praise time for “Counting Your Blessings” followed by a Thanksgiving potluck. The finale is an old fashioned pie auction to raise funds for missionaries to Mexico, Bruce and Bonita Thomas, which will help them purchase teaching materials in Spanish. Come and join in the festivities as we give thanks for our country and our God, organizers said. The church is located at 36245 Highway 41, Oldtown.

Stratton to hold Powwow Nov. 15 NEWORT – Drummers and dancers will be among the highlights of the powwow being held at Stratton Elementary School Thursday, Nov. 15. Kris Cornelis teaches history at Community Colleges of Spokane’s Newport Center. Cornelis says two students, Shantel Revais and Ernest Cut Finger, have taken the lead in organizing the event. To date, Cornelis expects four drummers and an unconfirmed number of dancers, representing the Kalispel Tribe and Blackfeet Nation. For information, contact Cornelis at 509-279-6973, or center manager Pat McGinty at 509-279-6966.

Turkey bingo set for Nov. 14 PRIEST RIVER – The PRIDE Community Aces are sponsoring turkey bingo Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Ranch Club in Priest River. The cost is $10 for 20 quick games and you can win turkeys or pies. Come at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy all you can eat pizza, salad and dessert for $8. All proceeds will help local senior citizens have a brighter Christmas.

Santa’s coming to the Festival of Trees NEWPORT – Santa Claus will be at the Newport Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees Saturday, Dec. 1. All children are invited to Sadie Halstead Middle School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will include free kids crafts, caroling and Santa photos. Fresh-cut trees will be available for sale, and raffle tickets for this year’s decorated trees are $1, including one worth a week’s lodging in tropical Cabo San Lucas. Evening festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include tree viewing, prime rib dinner and holiday entertainment. Dinner is $25, with a vegetarian option. This year’s kicks off the 2013 fundraising campaign for the Healthy Kids Snack Bag program. The goal this year is to raise enough money to sustain the weekly snack program in Newport and expand it into surrounding communities. For more information and Festival of Trees call Jenny at the Newport Hospital Foundation at 509-447-7928 or visit the foundation website at


Eating spaghetti, raising coat money Stratton Elementary School principal Terri Holmes, left, jokes with Keri Leslie during the spaghetti dinner held to raise money for the Kids and Coats drive Thursday, Nov. 8 at the high school. In addition to the $1,687 raised at the dinner, there were also several large donations, with a total of $3,144 raised so far. Newport High School’s Associated Student Body hopes to raise even more to purchase coats, gloves, hats and snow pants for kids in Newport. For more information, contact ASB advisor Rhonda Burnham at 509-447-2481 extension 3117, email, or send donations to Newport High School, Attn: Kids and Coats Drive, P.O. Box 70, 1380 W. Fifth St., Newport, WA 99156.

|| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 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 Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. 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 Home and Community Educators Diamond Lake Club: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 or Chris King at 208-437-0971 Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Veterans Assembly: 1:30 p.m. Idaho Hill Elementary Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-665-5921 for locations Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance: 11 a.m - Various Locations Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Story Time: 1 p.m. - Newport Library After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. Priest River Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. - 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord Blanchard Book Talk: 5:30 p.m. Blanchard Library 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 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Blanchard TOPS: 8:30-10 a.m. Blanchard Community Church 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 ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior’: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Holiday Artists’ Shop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center Happy Agers Thanksgiving Dinner: 4-7 p.m. - Frank Chapin Senior Center, Priest River AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior’: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Holiday Artists’ Shop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Athol American Legion Post 149 Bingo: 1 p.m. - Post 149 Dominos: 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior’: 3 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport Newport Youth: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Holiday Artists’ Shop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. Newport Hospital Cafeteria Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Kinship Caregivers Foster Parent Support Group: 9-11 a.m. - Sandifur Room, Newport Hospital Families For Kids and DCFS: 9-11 a.m. - 1600 W. First St., Newport Blanchard Stitchers Quilting Session: 9 a.m. to noon - Blanchard Community Center Blanchard Spinners: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church Holiday Artists’ Shop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Soroptimist International of Newport Social Meeting: 1212:30 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting - Pin-


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The Salmon are Running at Harvey Creek METALINE FALLS – Thousands of Kokanee Salmon are running up Harvey Creek near Sullivan Lake. Huge schools of these bright red beauties can be seen from the bridge or creek bank. This intense and exciting event is important to the survival of the species, so on-lookers are asked to avoid harassing the fish or disturbing the streambed. The run typically lasts until the middle of December. The salmon run is comprised of three-year-old sockeye salmon leaving Sullivan Lake and swimming up Harvey Creek to find suitable spawning sites. From Harvey Creek’s banks or the bridge, the fish are visible as they separate from the schools and pair up with mates. Females dig a redd (deposit site) to lay eggs and within a few days die. Their decaying bodies provide nutrients to the creek and Sullivan Lake vital to the growth of plankton


eridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport Priest River Chamber of Commerce Dinner Meeting: 5:30 p.m. - The Village Kitchen 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 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library


“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

Master Chef Cooking Series: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Holiday Artists’ Shop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Weight Watchers: 11 a.m. Weigh in and 11:30 to Noon meeting - Camas Center for Community Wellness, Usk Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center North Idaho Pattern Racers 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Supply, Oldtown Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church 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

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


“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


and insect life that will feed next year’s young. The dying salmon also feed animals such as bald eagles, raccoons and mink. Kokanee eggs hatch in February and remain in the gravel until spring where they are swept away into Sullivan Lake to start another cycle. To get to the site, come from Highway 31 south of Ione and take Sullivan Lake Road toward the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station and Sullivan Lake. The bridge is at the south end of the lake. For a kokanee status report, call the Sullivan Lake Ranger District at 509-446-7500 or stop in for a brochure on the kokanee. Harvey Creek is closed to fishing from the mouth to the second county bridge, and open above the second county bridge from June 1 through Oct. 31. For complete fishing regulations on the web, go to

Idaho Hill announces honor roll OLDTOWN – Idaho Hill Elementary announced its honor roll for the first quarter of this school year. Sixth grader Cassandra Deremer received all A’s. Sixth graders with all A’s and B’s are: Kimberly Bell, Cheyenne Boyd, Nicolle Coleman, Noah Coleman, Mikayla Edwards, Savvannah Hudson and Amanda Sedgwick. Fifth graders Rosy Rodden and Maggee Pankoke both received all A’s. Fifth graders Tony Tuttle, Tanner Cochrane and Bradley O’Brien received all A’s and B’s, Fourth graders Shelby Hanna and Lily McDermeit received all A’s. Fourth graders with all A’s and B’s are: Devin Beebe, Jonayla Bilbo, Kaileen Erickson, Hunter Hughes, Kylee Lederle, Aidyn Lee, Cody Rogers and Isabella King. 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


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Ronald W. Schmidt Sacheen Lake

Ronald W. Schmidt passed away Friday, Nov. 9. He was 79 years old. Mr. Schmidt was born in Spokane Nov. 28, 1932, to William and Mildred Schmidt Schmidt and graduated from Rogers High School. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Renee. The Schmidts raised their children in Spokane but made their home at Sacheen Lake for the past 34 years. Over the past few years Mr. Schmidt devoted himself to the care of his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Schmidt is also survived by his five children: Suzie (and John) Gruss, Katherine (and Don) Kiehl, Joseph (and Terre) Schmidt, Michelle (and Dan) Welch and Andy Schmidt, as well as his six grandchildren: Jennifer and Katie Welch, Karen Kiehl, Conrad, Madison and Gabriella Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad in the fall of 1994. He was very active in the Catholic Church over the past 50 years, serving on several councils and committees at St. Charles and St. Francis of Assisi parishes in Spokane and St. Anthony’s in Newport. He currently was a church member at St. Mary Presentation in Deer Park and recently joined the Knights of Columbus. He served as a commissioner and chaired the board of the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District for more than 20 years. He was the first station captain and served for five years with the Pend Oreille Fire District, Sacheen Lake Station. He also served as a board member for the Sacheen Betterment Association. The Schmidt kids would like to thank all of Mr. Schmidt’s neighbors at Sacheen Lake for keeping a watchful eye on their dad over the past few years. A vigil service will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Presentation, Deer Park. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Poor Clare Sisters of Spokane. Visit Mr. Schmidt’s on-line memorial at

O B I T UA R I E S www.hennesseyfuneralhomes. com. Arrangements entrusted to Hennessey Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division, Spokane.

Mary L. Dukeshier Phoenix, Ariz.

Mary L. Dukeshier of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Oct. 26 in Phoenix. She was 81. Mrs. Dukeshier was born Jan. 12, 1931, in North Dakota to Ed Groce and Lora Robison (Lambourn). She graduated from Ione High School in 1948, and she married Glen Dukeshier Feb. 8, 1949, in Coeur d’Alene. She worked for Bockman Logging and Selkirk High School in Ione. After moving to Bremerton, Wash., she worked at Kitsap Credit Union and the Kitsap School District. She was an active member of the Sedona Elks. Mrs. Dukeshier is survived by her three children: Phillip (wife Jayne), Phyllis and Ron (wife Virginia); nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, two sisters, her parents, and a grandson. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Regency Mortuary in Sun City, Ariz. Donations may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Residence at 12750 N. Plaza del Rio Blvd., Peoria, AZ 85381.

Frederick Karl Smoot San Francisco

Frederick Karl Smoot of San Francisco passed away Thursday, Nov. 8. He was 73. Mr. Smoot was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Santa Barbara, Smoot Calif., the only child of Angeline “Peggy” and Marvin Smoot. The family moved to San Francisco soon after, where Mr. Smoot spent the remainder of his life. After high school and a stint in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Smoot followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a projectionist in the San Francisco area. In 1964, he married and they had four children, Elizabeth Krizenesky, Kristina Martin and Erick Smoot, and a few years later Monica Tinsley Smith joined the family. In 1995, he married Patty Sokolecki and they lived with their two cats, Willie and Oliver, overlooking the San Francisco

|| Kiara Leanne Spring Kiara Leanne Spring was born Oct. 24 at 7:56 a.m. to Elizabeth and Lee Spring of Newport. She weighed 6 pounds and measured 20 inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Jones. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Susan Miano, and paternal grandparents are Victor and Janet Spring.

Hannah Rachel Skrivseth Hannah Rachel Skrivseth was born Oct. 30 at 3:49 p.m. to JoAnna and Hans Skrivseth of Newport. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 ¾



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 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, NOVEMBER 19 Pend Oreille County Commis-


Bay. Mr. Smoot was an extremely intelligent man, and throughout his life he delighted in all things enlightening. He furthered his education at the University of California, did extensive genealogic research for the family and was interested in everything. He was also a talented artist and did many projects in pen and ink, oils and metal. They day before his death he was doing sketches for his next project. In 2007 he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. He leaves his wife Patty; his children Liz (and Joe) Krizenesky, Kris Martin, Erick (and Nicole) Smoot, Monica (and Derek) Smith; and four grandchildren, Melissa McNair, Parker and Bailey Martin, Mathena Smith; and extended family members Cathi Rawley, Phillip Dionne and Hunter Brokaw. Services will be held at the Columbarium in San Francisco Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. An additional memorial service will be held in Newport, time to be announced next week.

May Ellen Flanigan Spirit Lake

May Ellen Flanigan of Spirit Lake passed away Saturday, Nov. 10 at the age of 76. She was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Ione to Eleanor and Leroy Flanigan Ray. She met the love of her life, Jim, in third grade at St. Anne’s Catholic School. They were married for 58 wonderful years. She is survived by her husband, at home, and their kids: son Dan (and Karen) Flanigan, daughters Kate (and Don) Ely, Colleen (and Glen) Akins, Maureen (and Glen) Carey, Jamie Howe, and Mary Ellen Peterson, plus 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 612 W. First St., Newport, with the Rosary preceding at 10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her honor to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210-2253. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at


inches long, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Lewis. She joins brothers Timothy, Christopher and Adam. Maternal grandparents are Rudy and Esther Byler, and paternal grandparents are Arnold and Leona Skrivseth.

Lisa Smith and Dean and Angie Hunt. Wyatt is the fifth generation of the Hunt family living in Pend Oreille County.

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Wyatt Forrest Hunt Wyatt Forrest Hunt was born Nov. 7 at 3:57 p.m. to Elizabeth Jordan Rogers and Dean Kade Hunt of Newport. He is their first child and weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Darryl and Sarah Witter and Cynthia and Mark Rogers. Paternal grandparents are


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - County Courthouse in Newport Pend Oreille Conservation District Board: 9:30 a.m. - Newport Post Office Building Bonner County Democrats: 6:308 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint


Luke Cole Cusick

Luke Cole passed away Saturday, Nov. 10. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Cusick. A full obituary will run at a later date.


sioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. Priest River City Hall Selkirk School Board: 6 p.m. - Selkirk Middle/High School Music Room Newport City Council: 6 p.m. Newport City Hall Pend Oreille Fire District No. 8 Board: 7 p.m. - Fire Station at Spring Valley and Tweedie Roads TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Newport PUD



Offices Cusick School Board: 3:30 p.m. Cusick High School Library Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint West Pend Oreille Fire District Board: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Station on Highway 57 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Pend Oreille Economic Development Council: 8:30 a.m. - Various Locations Diamond Lake Water and Sewer District Board: 10 a.m. - District Office Pend Oreille County Park Board: 2 p.m. - Cusick Community Center Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station


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, Nov. 5 BURGLARY – Ibbetson Drive S., Ione, report that someone broke into the pole building that is under construction and stole some tools. DISTURBANCE – W. Spruce St., Newport, report of male yelling inside and refusing to leave. THEFT – S. Washington Ave., Newport, complainant reports purse was stolen last night while they were out. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Hwy. 20, report of male dressed in camouflage. RECOVERED VEHICLE – Calispel Trail Loop, report that an orange and black 1983 Honda CR480 was stolen from complainant and he believes hunters have located it. THEFT – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report that subject had red bag with dell computer stolen from out front of the store a few minutes ago and believes a woman he was talking to may have taken it. WEAPON OFFENSE – Valley View Drive, Newport, report of shots being fired in area. Tuesday, Nov. 6 ACCIDENT – Gun Club Rd., green Chevy on its side. DRUGS – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of found drugs. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 211, report of car swerving in the lane. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Monumental Way, Cusick, report of 14-yearold female refusing to follow directions. ACCIDENT – Spring Valley Rd., report of vehicle vs. power pole wreck. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Jordan Gardens Rd., county road sign reported found in creek. CHILD ABUSE – W. 5th St., report that subject drug 5-year-old female across the floor injuring her. SEARCH WARRANT – Juanita Lane SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Cedar Creek St., report that vehicle has been parked in area for several days. FIRE – Gateway Mountain Rd., report that neighbor is burning slash and fire is coming onto complainant’s property. ARREST – S. Shore Diamond Lake, Christopher Michael Nickerson, 24, of Newport was arrested on warrants. Wednesday, Nov. 7 BURGLARY – W. 2nd St., reported break in overnight. ARREST – Vanessa Anne Marion, 47, of Spokane and Jason Lee Bullock, 20, of Sandpoint were transported to Pend Oreille County Jail on warrants. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Rumsey Rd., report of van in ditch. HARASSMENT – N. Spokane Ave., report that female continues to call and text complainant. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 2, report of motorcycle frame in parking lot bushes. FIRE – Gray Rd., report of possible vehicle fire. ARREST – Daniel Lamar Smith, 36, of Chattaroy was arrested for multiple burglaries. Thursday, Nov. 8 ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Lance J. Sinka, was arrested on a local warrant THEFT – Triangle Rd., report that

portable welder was stolen. NOISE COMPLAINT – N. Newport Ave., respondent would like to speak to deputy regarding noise from industrial park. ERRATIC DRIVER – N. Newport Ave., report that car went down in ditch, hit stop sign. AGENCY ASSIST – S. Scott Ave., respondent would like deputy to assist with picking up children. TRESPASSING – N. Spokane Ave., report of subjects banging on door. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Bunge Rd., report of subject blocking roadway. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – LeClerc Rd. S., report that vehicle almost ran ambulance off the road while they were headed to a call. COURT COMMITMENT – S. Garden Ave., Newport, James Dupree Clayton, 35, of Newport was committed to jail on a driving while under the influence job. ARREST – Lance Joseph Gillock, 37, of Carrywood was arrested for a warrant. Friday, Nov. 9 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, car reportedly slid off the road. AGENCY ASSIST – Hwy. 2, deputies assisting WSP with three vehicle slide offs. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, reported slide off in median. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – Cusick, report of four wheeler spinning circles in the softball field. THEFT – S. Union Ave., complainant’s bank card was taken from her daughter’s car and then used at two different ATMs. THEFT – W. Walnut St., reported theft in progress. ACCIDENT – Cedar Creek Rd., report of one vehicle rollover over embankment. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, one vehicle reportedly slid off highway, hit pole then left. ACCIDENT – Deer Valley Rd., report of one vehicle non-injury slide off. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of one vehicle slide off. HARASSMENT – Newport area, respondent reports receiving harassing text messages from female. BURGLARY – Grizzly Loop, report of house broken into and TV stolen. VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER – Giddings Rd., report that male subject has been texting harassing messages. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – W. 2nd St., report that someone threw something through the window and broke it. ASSAULT – Hwy. 31, report that subject assaulted another male and left in a silver Chevy truck. ACCIDENT – Spring Valley Rd., report of vehicle in the ditch. ARREST – Judd Andy McDonald, 41, of Ione was arrested for driving under the influence. ARREST – Patrick Wayne Strickland, 37, of Newport was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – Tracy Lee Zellen, 45, of Newport was arrested for driving under the influence. Saturday, Nov. 10 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Knott Rd., Newport, report of a fight between a female subject and her boyfriend’s mother. MISSING PERSON – W. 2nd St., Newport, report of a 71-year-old male resident missing and was last seen yesterday at 7 a.m. DRUGS – Hwy. 31, report of drugs at the border. DRUGS – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Union Ave., Newport, report that the renter advised the landlord that two females forced their way into the residence. TRESPASSING – Big Dog Drive, Usk, report of black Chevy with canopy parked on property. AGENCY ASSIST – S. Lawson, Airway Heights, officer assisting with an assault with a weapon. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – Knott Rd., Newport, report that

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complainant’s daughter is drunk and punched the complainant in the face. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report that a vehicle hit a deer. WEAPON OFFENSE – Harworth Rd., report that subjects are shooting off high-powered rifles and complainant doesn’t believe they are shooting in a safe manner. ARREST – John Lucas Regan, 26, of Ione was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence, interfering with reporting domestic violence and malicious mischief domestic violence. Sunday, Nov. 11 FISH AND GAME – Blackwell St., Ione, report that subjects in a black Toyota Tacoma shot a deer inside city limits in a driveway. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of one vehicle rollover. ARREST – Shelly Ann Smith, 33, of Chattaroy was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – W. Wisconsin Ave., Ione, John Lucas Regan, 26, of Ione was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence, interfering with reporting domestic violence and malicious mischief domestic violence. TRESPASSING – N. Spokane Ave., Newport, report of a female banging on doors and ringing the door bells, she is yelling and screaming.

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, Nov. 5 HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS – Hwy. 57, Priest River Tuesday, Nov. 6 No reportable incidents. Wednesday, Nov. 7 TRESPASSING – E. Jefferson Ave., Priest River ARREST – Old Priest River Rd., Oldtown, Cloyd Eskew Jr., 43, was arrested for driving without privileges and two outstanding warrants. Thursday, Nov 8 ACCIDENT – Reeder Creek Rd., Nordman, report of deputies assisting ISP on a fatal vehicle crash in the Priest Lake area. ARREST – Hwy. 41, Oldtown, Rebecca Rochelle McDonald, 26, of Oldtown was arrested for excessive driving under the influence and injury to child. ARREST – Island View Lane, Priest Lake, Joseph Richmond, 29, of Priest Lake was arrested on a felony warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. Friday, Nov. 9 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 41, Spirit Lake, report of a hit and run accident. DOMESTIC DISPUTE – Wisconsin St., Priest River ARREST – Ockert St. S., Oldtown, Thomas Gillock, 19, of Spokane was arrested for felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony possession of methamphetamines, felony malicious injury to property, and several warrants. Saturday, Nov. 10 ACCIDENT – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake ACCIDENT – Eastriver Rd., Priest River Sunday, Nov. 11 MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY – 10th St., Priest River HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS – White Tail Butte Rd., Priest River




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Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. 2012342 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY NO. 11-2-00267-1 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE, PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THAT CERTAIN POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 1999, RELATED TO METROPOLITAN ASSET FUNDING, INC., II, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-A Plaintiff, v. RICKY H. O’HAIR; DEANNA R. O’HAIR; AND UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION OR CLAIMING RIGHT TO POSSESSION, Defendant(s). THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, to said defendants, Ricky H. O’Hair; Deanna R. O’Hair; Unknown Persons In Possession or Claiming Right to Possession: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to-wit: within sixty (60) days after the 31st day of October, 2012, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled Court, and answer the Foreclosure Complaint of plaintiff, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, pursuant to the terms of that certain Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of March 1, 1999, related to Metropolitan Asset Funding, Inc., II, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 1999-A, plaintiff, at the office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The object of the said action and the relief sought to be obtained therein is fully set forth in said complaint, and is briefly stated as follows: Foreclosure of a Deed of Trust/Mortgage. Grantors: Ricky H. O’Hair and Deanna R. O’Hair Property address: 324051 North Highway 2 Newport, WA 99156 Publication: The Newport Miner Craig A. Peterson, WSB #15935 Robinson Tait, P.S. Attorneys for Plaintiff Published in The Newport Miner October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, and December 5, 2012. (39-6)

_________________ 2012346 PUBLIC NOTICE Applications are being accepted by Selkirk School District No. 70 for the position of Board Director District Three. The board of directors will appoint an applicant to fill the position until the next general election in November 2013. The deadline for submitting applications is November 26, 2012, by 11:00 a.m. Applications may be obtained from the Selkirk District Office, P.O. Box 129, Metaline Falls, WA 99153 or by calling 446-2951, or at the districts’ website; /s/ Nancy Lotze

Nancy Lotze, Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors Published in The Newport Miner October 31, November 7, 14 and 21, 2012. (39-4)

________________ 2012354 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 12-4-00034-8 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) In the Matter of the Estate of SUSAN J. MOORE, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: October 31, 2012. Judith M. Duvall Personal Representative Address for Mailing Notice: 150 Puu Kolii Rd., # 23 Lahina, HI 96761 PAINE HAMBLEN LLP By____________ Scott L. Simpson, WSBA #6471 Attorneys for Estate 717 West Sprague Avenue, Suite 1200 Spokane, WA 992013505 Publish in The Newport Miner October 31, November 7, and 14, 2012. (39-3)

_______________ 2012355 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE No. 12400657 - 3 Notice to Creditors In the Matter of the Estate of Johannes H. De Boer, Deceased, The Personal Representative named below have 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 Spokane County Superior Court, 1116 W. Broadway, Spokane, WA 99260-0350. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. The bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non- probate assets. Date of first publication: 10/31/12 Personal representative: Rebecca Nadeau De Boer Attorney for personal representative: Richard E. Gilleran WSBA 8236 Address for mailing or service: 201 w. Francis Spokane, WA 99205 Published in The Newport Miner October 31, November 7, and 14, 2012. (39-3)

________________ 2012338 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Newport City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., December 03, 2012 in Council Chambers located at 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, Washington for the purpose of reviewing the 2013 Preliminary Budget. Copies of the Preliminary Budget may be obtained by the public on November 19, 2012. Published in The Newport Miner November 7th and 14th, 2012. (40-2)

________________ 2012363 BUDGET HEARING Pend Oreille Cty Fire Dist. 8 will hold a public hearing for the review and approval of the proposed budget for 2013. The hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting on the 3rd Monday, November 19th, at the fire station at Spring Vly & Tweedie Rd @ 7:00 pm. Laura Smith-Johnson, Commissioners’ Secretary Pend Oreille County Fire District 8 Published in The Newport Miner November 7 and 14, 2012. (40-2)

_________________ 2012369 PUBLIC NOTICE South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue will hold a budget hearing for the review of the proposed 2013 budget. The budget hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting on Thursday November 15th at Station 31 (325272 Hwy 2) in Diamond Lake @ 7:00 pm. This meeting will include a public review and approval 2013 budget for the Fire District. Anyone wishing to be heard on these budget process and review may attend. If you have any questions regarding the fire district, please visit our website or give us a call. @447-5305. Published in The Newport Miner November 7 and 14, 2012. (40-2)

_________________ 2012343 PUBLIC NOTICE Pend Oreille County Commissioners set a Supplemental Appropriations


Public Hearing, 10:00am, November 27, 2012, in their Meeting Room, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA, for the purpose of adjusting certain 2012 County budgets. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting, call 509-447-4119 at least 48 hours prior to meeting. Published in The Newport Miner November 14 and 21, 2012. (41-2)

_________________ 2012365 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7314.00706 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. US Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2005-KS4 Grantee: The heirs and devisees of Robin H. Willis and Donna R. Willis, deceased Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 20050279495 Tax Parcel ID No.: 443009-510024 Abbreviated Legal: Lt 8, Blk 3, Pg 184, Moon Creek Estates Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On December 14, 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, Block 3 Moon Creek Estates, according to the Plat thereof Recorded in Book 3 of Plats, Page 184, Records of Pend Oreille County, Washington. Commonly known as: 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 02/02/05, recorded on 02/09/05, under Auditor’s File No. 20050279495, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Donna R. Willis and Robin H. Willis, wife and husband, as Grantor, to Frontier Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network, Inc., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by US Bank National Association as Trustee to US Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2005KS4, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20120312190. *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 9/4/2012 Monthly Payments $21,770.94 Late Charges $868.70 Lender’s Fees & Costs $1,442.17 Total Arrearage $24,081.81 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $675.00 Title Report $518.63 Statutory Mailings $43.92 Recording Costs $49.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $31.50 Total Costs $1,388.05 Total Amount Due: $25,469.86 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $102,150.73, together with interest as


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provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 09/01/10, 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 December 14, 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 12/03/12 (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 12/03/12 (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 12/03/12 (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 The Estate of Robin H. Willis, deceased 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 The Estate of Donna R. Willis, deceased 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 The Estate of Robin H. Willis, deceased c/o Linda Mathis, Atty 301 West Spruce Suite B Newport, WA 99156 The Estate of Robin H. Willis, deceased c/o Linda Mathis, Atty PO Box 1440 Newport, WA 99156 Shawn Joseph Fiedler, Heir and/or Devisee of Robin H. Willis, deceased 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 Annette Gunter, Personal Rep for Robin H. Willis, deceased 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 Michelle Bruce, Heir and/ or Devisee of Donna R. Willis, deceased 10811 West Sagewood Road Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 The Heirs and Devisees of Donna R. Willis, deceased 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Robin H. Willis, deceased 302 Jorgens Road Newport, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 08/15/11, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 08/16/11 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 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 interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection 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 tenant-occupied 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: 9/4/2012 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Nanci Lambert (425) 5861900. (TS# 7314.00706) 1002.201559-File No. Published in The Newport Miner November 14 and December 5, 2012. (41, 44)

_________________ 2012367 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Library District has moved the regularly scheduled Board Meeting from 22 November 2012 to 29 November 2012 at 6:00 P.M., due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Annual Budget Hearing will be held before the Board Meeting at 4:00 P.M. The location of the two meetings will be at the P.U.D. Box Canyon Conference Room. Public attendance and participation is invited. Published in The Newport Miner November 14 and 21, 2012. (41-2)

_________________ 2012373 PUBLIC NOTICE Pend Oreille Fire District No. 4 will hold a budget hearing for the review of the proposed budget for 2013. The budget hearing will be held at the Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled on Wednesday, November 28th at Station 41 in Dalkena @ 6:00 pm. This meeting will include a public review and approval of the 2013 Budgets for the Fire District. Anyone wishing to be heard on these budget process and review may attend. If you have any questions regarding the fire district please call the administration office @4472476. Published in The Newport Miner November 14 and 21, 2012. (41-2)


MARK E. ENGMAN AND/ OR THE ESTATE OF MARK E. ENGMAN; BEAR CREEK EQUITY INVESTMENTS, LLC; PAUL J. HUEBNER; JEREMIAH D. HOP; Defendants. YOU AND EACH OF YOU, and all other persons or parties unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in or to the real property described in this notice and summons of foreclosure of tax liens, are hereby notified that PEND OREILLE COUNTY a duly organized and existing county of the State of Washington, is the owner and holder of Certificate of Delinquency No. 78 dated the 2nd day of November, 2012. That said Certificate was issued to Pend Oreille County on that date by the Treasurer of Pend Oreille County, pursuant to law, for real property taxes and interest due, unpaid and delinquent for three or more years for which no certificate of delinquency has previously been issued, that the description of the several lots, tracts and parcels of real property included and described in said Certificate of Delinquency; the names of the several reputed owners as they appear on the tax roll of the Pend Oreille County Treasurer; and the amount of 2008 through 2012 delinquent taxes on said lots, tracts and parcels of said real property, including interest thereon at 12% per annum and penalty at 11% per annum on the balance of unpaid taxes, computed on the 2nd day of November, 2012, the years for which the same are due and unpaid, appear and are set forth and described in said Certificate of Delinquency. (See this Certificate on file and the publication to follow hereafter). YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the plaintiff, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, will apply to the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Pend Oreille for Judgment foreclosing its lien for taxes against the lots, parcels and tracts of real property in this notice and summons hereinafter described, and you and each of you, are summoned to appear in the aboveentitled court within thirty (30) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, exclusive of the date of the first publication of this summons, which day of said first publication will be the 14th day of November 2012, and defend this action or pay the amount due, plus allowable costs. In case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered in this action foreclosing the lien of such taxes, and interest against the several amounts shown to be due against each of said lots, parcels and tracts, as described in the Certificate of Delinquency No.78, filed herein, plus allowable costs. You may redeem your property by payment of delinquent taxes, interest, penalty and costs; however, there is no right of redemption after the close of business on the day before the sale date, according to RCW 84.64.070. The property is all located in Pend Oreille County, Washington, and is described in said certificate and on the tax rolls, as follows: EXHIBIT A PID #2373/GEO #433015540001. Alma R. Gonzales and/or the Estate of Alma R. Gonzales. Legal Description: MH Lot 1 of Murray Survey, Records of Survey #255, Survey Book 2, page 105, Section 15, Township 30 N, Range 43 EWM, Pend Oreille County, Washington, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot 4 as per

the map of the Belisle Short Plat on file in the Office of the Auditor of said county; thence South 89°46’47’ West along the northerly line of Roberts Road 702.65 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence North 46°58’21” West 1157.49 feet to the southeasterly line of Fertile Valley Road; thence, thereon South 36°15’07” West 334.74 feet to the beginning of a curve concave easterly and having a radius of 553.00 feet; thence southerly along said curve through a central angle of 44°03’00” an arc distance of 409.78 feet; thence South 07°47’53” East 137.97 feet to the northerly line of Roberts Road; thence thereon North 89°46’47” East 1123.64 feet to the True Point of Beginning. Including 1974 Fleetwood #S0761. Approximate property location: 2562 Fertile Valley Rd. Newport, WA 99156. Certificate Total: $2,810.08 PID #2580/GEO #433026550002. Jeffery M. Schilling. Legal Description: MH Lot 2 of Rowley Division, according to the plat thereof recorded in Book 2 of Short Plats, page 22, Auditor’s File No. 166403, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Including 1978 Corinthian Mobile Home #93982. Approximate property location: 775 Kirkpatrick Rd. Elk, WA 99009. Certificate Total: $3,981.00 PID #9346/GEO #443005530003. Mark E. Engman and/or the Estate of Mark E. Engman. Legal Description: Lot 3 of the First Addition to Granite View Subdivision, an unrecorded Short Plat on file in the Office of the County Engineer of Pend Oreille County, Washington, more particularly described as follows: A tract of land located in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW1/4SW1/4) of Section 5, Township 30 North, Range 44 E.W.M., Pend Oreille County, Washington, more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point which is located North 0°17’31” East a distance of 1,674.44 feet from the Southwest corner of said Section 5; Thence North 0°17’31” East, 334.89 feet; Thence South 89°43’31” East, 1,203.61 feet, more or less, to the center line of Moon Creek; Thence Southeasterly along the centerline of Moon Creek to the intersection of a line extended South 89°43’31” East from the point of beginning; Thence North 89°43’31” West, 1,320.62 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Approximate property location: 701 Blue Moon Ln. Newport, WA 99156. Certificate Total: $2,575.65 PID #10882/GEO #443125530001. Bear Creek Equity Investments, LLC. Legal Description: Lot 1 of the Woodlands in Deer Valley, according to the recorded plat thereof, recorded in Book 2 of Plats, Page 155, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Approximate property location: 51 Fox Ln. Newport, WA. 99156. Certificate Total: $1,919.15 PID #10883/GEO #443125530002. Bear Creek Equity Investments, LLC. Legal Description: Lot 2 of the Woodlands in Deer Valley, according to the recorded plat thereof, recorded in Book 2 of Plats, Page 155, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Approximate property location: 101 Fox Ln. Newport, WA. 99156. Certificate Total: $1,771.97 PID #10884/GEO #443125530003. Bear Creek Equity Investments, LLC. Legal Description: Lot 3 of the Woodlands in Deer Valley, according to the recorded plat thereof, recorded in Book 2 of Plats, CONTINUED ON 10B


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Baumgartner (Republican) Kirkland


U.S. Representative (2-year term) - Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman counties * 168,830 - 65.13 percent (4,242 - 64.4 percent) - Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican) Spokane 102,915 - 37.87 percent (2,345 - 35.6 percent) - Rich Cowan (Democrat) Spokane

County Commissioner 1 (fouryear term) 2,505 votes - 39.63 percent - Diane Wear (Democrat) Newport * 3,816 - 60.37 percent - Karen Skoog (Republican) Elk County Commissioner 3 (fouryear term) * 3,424 - 62.2 percent - Steve Kiss (Republican) Metaline 2,081 - 37.8 percent - Tim Ibbetson (Republican) Ione Public Utility Commissioner 1 (six-year term) * 4,261 - Dan Peterson (non partisan) Newport Local measures Pend Oreille County Fire District No. 5 Permanent Lid Lift Levy to Fund Maintenance and Operation Approved 52 - 57.78 percent Rejected 38 - 42.22 percent

State measures (Pend Oreille County results in parenthesis) Measure 1185 on tax and free increases imposed by state government * Yes 1,712,986 - 64.35 percent (4,780 - 74.33 percent) No 948,915 - 35.65 percent (1,651 - 25.67 percent) Measure 1240 on creation of a public charter school system * Yes 1,373,910 - 50.82 percent (3,230 - 49.52 percent) No 1,329,717 - 49.18 percent (3,293 - 50.48 percent)

Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District One-year Excess Levy for Maintenance and Operation Yes 169 - 66.27 percent No 86 - 33.73 percent

Measure 74 on allowing marriage for same-sex couples * Approved 1,475,374 - 53.15 percent (2,233 - 33.67 percent) Rejected 1,300,519 - 46.85 percent (4,399 - 66.33 percent)

Federal races (Pend Oreille County results in parenthesis) U.S. President (four-year term) *1,567,463 votes statewide - 55.81 percent (2,501 votes in Pend Oreille County - 37.61 percent) Barack Obama / Joe Biden (Democrat) 1,173,652 - 41.79 percent (3,942 - 59.29 percent) Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan (Republican) 7,698 - 0.27 percent (101 - 1.52 percent) Gary Johnson / James P. Gray (Libertarian) 7,698 - 0.27 percent (40 - 0.6 percent) Virgil Goode / James N. Clymer (Constitution) 17,431 - 0.62 percent (42 - 0.63 percent) Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala (Green) 1,087 - 0.04 percent (4 - 0.06 percent) Peta Lindsay / Yari Osorio (Socialism and Liberation) 1,048 - 0.04 percent (5 - 0.08 percent) James Harris / Alyson Kennedy (Socialist Workers) 4,089 - 0.15 percent (14 - 0.21 percent) Rocky Anderson / Luis J. Rodriguez (Justice)

Measure 502 on legalizing marijuana * Yes 1,540,928 - 55.44 percent (3,293 - 49.35 percent) No 1,238,386 - 44.56 percent (3,380 - 50.65 percent)

U.S. Senator (six-year term) * 1,657,952 - 60.11 percent (2,861 - 43.23 percent) - Maria Cantwell (Democrat) Seattle 1,100,161 - 39.89 percent (3,757 - 56.77 percent) - Michael

Resolution 8221 on the state debt limit * Approved 1,577,285 - 63.12 percent (3,471 - 56.69 percent) Rejected 921,605 - 36.88 percent (2,652 - 43.31 percent) Resolution 8223 on investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Approved 1,128,436 - 43.89 percent (1,861 - 29.61 percent) * Rejected 1,442,785 - 56.11 percent (4,424 70.39 percent) Advisory Vote 1 on B&O tax dedications * Repealed 1,405,749 - 57.3 percent (4,301 - 71.23 percent) Maintained 1,047,554 - 42.7 percent (1,737 - 28.77 percent) Advisory Vote 2 on expiration of a tax on petroleum products * Repealed 1,336,872 - 55.39 percent (4,169 - 70.52 percent) Maintained 1,076,616 - 44.61

percent (1,743 - 29.48 percent) State executive races (Pend Oreille County results in parenthesis) Governor (four-year term) * 1,413,467 - 51.2 percent (2,435 - 37.05 percent) - Jay Inslee (Democratic Party) Seattle 1,346,961 - 48.8 percent (4,137 - 62.95 percent) - Rob McKenna (Republican) Bellevue Lieutenant Governor (fouryear term) * 1,417,833 - 53.69 percent (2,646 - 41.85 percent) - Brad Owen (Democrat Party) Shelton 1,222,927 - 46.31 percent (3,676 - 58.15 percent) - Bill Finkbeiner (Republican) Bellevue Secretary of State (four-year term) * 1,325,624 - 50.67 percent (4,035 - 63.34 percent) - Kim Wyman (Republican) Lacey 1,290,324 - 49.33 percent (2,236 - 35.66 percent) - Kathleen Drew (Democrat) Olympia State Treasurer (four-year term) * 1,517,231 - 58.4 percent (2,662 - 42.72 percent) - Jim McIntire (Democrat) Seattle 1,080,791 - 41.6 percent (3,570 - 57.28 percent) - Sharon Hanek (Republican) State Auditor (four-year term) 1,218,843 - 47.85 percent (3,817 - 61.64 percent) - James Watkins (Republican) Kirkland * 1,352,700 - 52.6 percent (2,375 - 38.36 percent) - Troy Kelley (Democrat) Lakewood Attorney General (four-year term) * 1,397,180 - 53.08 percent (2,444 - 38.81 percent) - Bob Ferguson (Democrat) Seattle 1,235,114 - 49.92 percent (3,854 - 61.19 percent) - Reagan Dunn  (Republican) Bellevue Commissioner of Public Lands (four-year term) * 1,511,488 - 58.31 percent (2,765 - 43.6 percent) - Peter J. Goldmark (Democrat) Seattle 1,080,607 - 41.69 percent (3,577 - 56.4 percent) - Clint Didier (Prefers Republican) Pasco Superintendent of Public Instruction (four-year term, nonpartisan) * 1,953,286 (4,265) - Randy I. Dorn, Lacey Insurance Commissioner (four-year term)

|| CONTINUED FROM 9B Page 155, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Approximate property location: 102 Fox Ln. Newport, WA. 99156. Certificate Total: $1,771.97 PID #10885/GEO #443125530004. Bear Creek Equity Investments, LLC. Legal Description: Lot 4 of the Woodlands in Deer Valley, according to the recorded plat thereof, recorded in Book 2 of Plats, Page 155, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Approximate property location: 52 Fox Ln. Newport, WA. 99156. Certificate Total: $2,213.35 PID #14677/GEO #453006529042. Paul J. Huebner. Legal Description: Lot 21, Block “C” of DIAMOND HEIGHTS, according to the recorded plat thereof in Book 4 of Plats, page 2, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Approximate property location: 42 Gow Dr. Newport, WA 99156. C e r t i f i c a t e To t a l : $715.56 PID #17475/GEO #453134219004. Jeremiah D. Hop. Legal Description: Beginning at a point where the South line of the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 31 North, Range 45 E.W.M., Pend Oreille County, Washington, intersects the East line of the Great Northern right-of-way, running thence East along the said South line of the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34 a distance

of 319.1 feet to a point; running thence North at a right angle to said South line of said North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34 a distance 268.4 feet to a point on the South line of the Great Northern right-of-way; running thence southwesterly along the Great Northern right-of –way to the point of beginning. Carried on the Pend Oreille County Tax Records as Tax 14. EXCEPT THEREFROM the right-of-way of Scotia Road, a County Road, and ALSO EXCEPT from the above the following tract of land; All that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 31 North, Range 45 E.W.M., lying between the southeasterly margin of the right-of-way or lands of the Great Northern Railway Company and a line parallel to, and distant 100 feet at right angles southeasterly from the following described center line of a proposed main line railway track revision; Commencing at the intersection of the West line of Section 4, Township 30 North, Range 45 E.W.M. with the center line of the main track of the railway of the Great Northern Railway Company as now constructed and operated (Spt. 1947); thence northeasterly along said center line at an angle of 67°40’ with said West line, 5,375.4 feet to the beginning of the center line of said proposed main

line railway track revision; thence northeasterly along a spiral curve to the left through an angle of 5°24’ a distance 360 feet; thence along a 3° curve to the left through an angle of 74°39’ a distance 2,488.3 feet; thence along a spiral curve to the left through an angle of 5°24’ a distance of 360 feet; thence northwesterly and tangent 1530.9 feet; thence northerly along a spiral curve to the right through an angle of 4°30’ a distance of 300 feet; thence along 3° curve to the right through an angle of 58°45’ a distance of 1,958.3 feet; thence along a spiral curve to the right through an angle of 4°30’ a distance of 300 feet to a point of tangent in the center line of said main track of the railway of the Great Northern Railway Company, distant 1,338.9 feet southwesterly there along from its intersection with the North line of aforesaid Section 34. Approximate property location: 421 Scotia Rd. Newport, WA 99156. Certificate Total: $568.55 Delinquent taxes are for the years 2008 through 2012 with costs, interest and penalty to November 2, 2012, plus costs, interest and penalty to date of payment. All pleadings and process in this action and proceedings may be served upon Thomas A. Metzger, Pend Oreille County Prosecuting Attorney, at this office in the Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice Building, P.O. Box 5070,


Newpor t, Washington 99156-5070. Dated at Newpor t, Washington, this 2nd day of November, 2012. PEND OREILLE COUNTY, a duly organized existing county of the State of Washington, Plaintiff TERRI MILLER Pend Oreille County Treasurer THOMAS A. METZGER WSBA #9487 Prosecuting Attorney and Attorney for Plaintiff PO Box 5070, Newport, WA 99156-5070 (509) 447-4414 By: GREGORY L. HICKS WSBA #17458 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 12-2-00221-2 AFFIDAVIT OF TREASURER PEND OREILLE COUNTY, a Municipal Corporation of the State of Washington, Plaintiff, vs ALMA R. GONZALES AND/OR THE ESTATE OF ALMA R. GONZALES; JEFFERY M. SCHILLING; MARK E. ENGMAN AND/ OR THE ESTATE OF MARK E. ENGMAN BEAR CREEK EQUITY INVESTMENTS, LLC; PAUL J. HUEBNER; JEREMIAH D. HOP; Defendants. STATE OF WASHINGTON County of Pend Oreille


* 1,489,517 - 57.51 percent (2,535 - 41.23 percent) - Mike Kreidler (Democrat) Olympia 1,078,396 - 42.49 percent (3,614 - 58.77 percent) - John R. Adams (Republican) Seattle Legislative races (Pend Oreille County results in parenthesis) State Representative Pos. 1 (two-year term) - Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties * 43,631 (4,705) - Shelly Short (Republican) Addy State Representative Pos. 2 (two-year term) - Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties * 31,328 - 63.92 percent (3,368 61.68 percent) - Joel Kretz (Repub-

lican) Wauconda 17,682 - 36.08 percent (2,092 - 38.32 percent) - Robert “Bob” Wilson (Republican) Ione Judicial races (Pend Oreille County results in parenthesis) Supreme Court Justice Position 2 (six-year term) * 1,891,646 (4,226) - Susan Owens, Olympia Supreme Court Justice Position 8 (six-year short and full term) * 1,876,225 (4,203) - Steve Gonzalez, Seattle Supreme Court Justice Position 9 (six-year term) * 1,215,157 - 54.66 percent (2,261 - 44.39 percent) - Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Seattle

995,705 - 45.34 percent (2,833 55.61 percent) - Richard B. Sanders, Olympia Court of Appeals Division 3, District 1, Judge Position 1 (sixyear term) - Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties * 161,668 (4,048) - Laurel Siddoway, Spokane Superior Court Judge Position 1 (four-year short and full term) - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens counties * 17,530 (4,049) - Patrick A. Monasmith, Chewelah Superior Court Judge Position 2 (four-year term) - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens counties * 17,296 (4,026) - Allen Nielson, Kettle Falls

Turkey Contest Winners Pick up store certificates at The Miner Newspaper 421 N. Spokane Ave., Newport Blanchard Inn Restaurant - Margaret Haine 5th Avenue Bar & Grill - Casey Warren Evans Brothers Coffee - Pamela Leone Griffin’s Furniture - Bill Gee 2nd to None - Sandy Wilhelm Pend Oreille Telecom/RTI - Kim McKee City of Priest River - Roger Black Davis Auto Rebuild/Colville Towing - Susan Fox Community Network Systems - Ellen Alford Special Mobility Services - Melody Schmidt DCT Chambers - Dalene Faire Mitchell’s Harvest Foods - Barbara Van de Vanter Colville Glass - Chris Telleson Pacific Steel & Recycling - Colleen Larkoski Pioneer Insurance - Cheryl Lanegen Illustrated Skin Tattoos & Piercings - Nancy Roath United Hillyard Antique Mall - Laurie Christie Wingate by Wyndham - Mike Little R Little Hairhouse - Ron F. Mt. Linton Motel - Randy Neufeldt Slate & Jones Rural Law Center - Dave Floyd NE Tri County Health District - Chuck Hicks Westside Pizza - Marcia York Albeni Falls Building Supply - Chris Gaylord Newport Vision Source - Amanda Swain Bushels - Dennis Masters Treasures A to Z - Brad Lanegan Muzzy Fast Stop - Julie Faller Bling & Sparkles - Rose Boyd Idaho Rigging - Velma Pritchett Buena Vista, Inc. - Chris Mitchell Earl Insurance - Art Miltner Ben Franklin - Jim Zubaugh Selkirk Ace - Elaine Ponder Perfection Tire - Jean Oxreider Albeni Machine Shop - Olivia Giannasi


Bliss Chiropractic Center - Justin Best Du-Mor Recycling - Chris Gaylor White Cross Pharmacy & Compounding - Dave Dibell Varno Construction - Jan Gleason Golden China - David Hoisington ABC Heating & Electric - Jerry Allbee Roger’s Body & Frame - Chris Mitchell Miner Newspapers - Marilyn Hiebert Mary’s Feed & Farm - Fred Lenhart Priest River Animal Rescue - Joey Caskey Critters, Etc. - Denise Masters Coffee to the Rescue - Fred Anderson Mike Reynolds Logging - Amy Dillon Bonner General Hospital - Mitch Cunningham Mountain Chicks - Kimberly McKee John L. Scott Real Estate - Rose Lathrom Oldtown Hardware & Rental Center - Cody Francis Cenex Harvest States - Doris Hiebert Owen’s Grocery & Deli - Pat Masters Newport High School - Mel Ratcliff Sadie Halstead Middle School - Carol Miller Stratton Elementary School - Jessica Brown Leo’s Compact Excavating - Helen Masters Crossroads Cafe - Ron & Wendy Banka Public Utility District #1 - Tim Larkoski Pro Automotive - Kortni Anderson Mountain West Bank, Newport - Geri Strange Mountain West Bank, Ione - Casey Warren Tiger Physical Therapy - Laura Ratcliff Seebers Pharmacy - Jan Gleason Aerocet, Inc - Aera Rousseau C&D Zodiac DBA Aerocell - Peggy Gee Safeway - Raymond Stoll Dustin Deissner Law Office - Judy Black Action Recycling - Kathye Snyder Durham School Services - Anna Burns


TERRI MILLER, being first duly sworn, on oath, deposes and says: THAT she is the duly elected, qualified and acting Treasurer of Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, and as such Treasurer is Ex-Officio collector of taxes in and for the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington, whose duty it is to enforce the collection of taxes and assessments, that to the best of her knowledge and belief, none of the property tax, nor any part of parcel thereof, as described in the Notice and Summons in Foreclosure in the above entitled action fell due during any named defendant’s period of military service for the United States; that each and every assessment being now foreclosed and enforced fell due in the years 2008-2012 A.D., that no Defendant named herein and no person in his behalf has filed with affiant an Affidavit as to military service or requiring or requesting the stay of any tax foreclosure proceedings or of any sale of property for taxes on assessments. Terri Miller, Treasurer Pend Oreille County Affidavit of Treasurer NO. 78 Published in The Newport Miner November 14, 2012. (41)

_________________ 2012376 TOWN OF IONE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Ione Town Council at the Ione Council Chambers, 112 Central Avenue, Ione, Washington 99139, at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The purpose of the hearing is to review final project performance on the update from the Water System Management Program to a Water System Plan funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Council Chambers is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving twenty-four (24) hour advance notice. Contact Sandy Hutchinson at 509442-3611. /s/ Sandy Hutchinson Sandy Hutchinson, Clerk Published in The Newport Miner November 14, 2012. (41)

________________ 2012377 PUBLIC NOTICE BUDGET HEARING Pend Oreille County Fire District 5  Pend Oreille County Fire District -5  will be having it’s annual budget meeting on Tuesday  November 27th, 2012 at Fire Station 51, 406722 SR 20, Cusick WA 99119  at 7PM.  This meeting is open to public

for comment on the 2013 upcoming budget. Any questions before the meeting should be directed to Chief Jay Foster at 509-671-2286 or chief@    Jay Foster, Fire Chief  Published in The Newport Miner November 14 and 21, 2012. (41-2)

_______________ 2012378 PUBLIC NOTICE The regularly scheduled December meeting of the Sacheen Lake Sewer & Water District will be moved to November 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The District’s budget hearing will also be held at that time. This hearing will include amending the 2012 budget as well as passing the 2013 budget. The District board meets at the Sacheen Lake Fire Station, 6131 Highway 211. /s/ Sheila Pearman Sheila Pearman District Manager Published in The Newport Miner November 14 and 21, 2012. (41-2)

________________ 2012383 TOWN OF IONE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Ione Town Council at the Ione Council Chambers, 112 Central Avenue, Ione, Washington 99139, at 7:20

p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The purpose of the hearing is for public review and comment on Ordinance 556 clarifying language specifying the winter suspension of the conservation surcharge shall not apply to commercial account or accounts having multiple residential units, such as hotels or apartment buildings. /s/ Sandy Hutchinson Sandy Hutchinson, Clerk Published in The Newport Miner November 14, 2012. (41)

________________ 2012384 TOWN OF IONE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Ione Town Council at the Ione Council Chambers, 112 Central Avenue, Ione Washington 99139 at 7:10 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The purpose of the hearing is to provide for public comment on the 2013 tax levy. The 2013 preliminary budget for the Town of Ione will be on file in the clerk’s office on Thursday, November 22, 2012. /s/ Sandy Hutchinson Sandy Hutchinson, Clerk Published in The Newport Miner November 14, 2012. (41)

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