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puD will set wholesale fiber rates Fees will be passed on to television and internet customers By Don gronning OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District plans to set the wholesale rate it will charge for fiber optic broadband service and other policies when the board of commissioners meets March

20. There will be a public hearing prior to adopting the rates, according to John Jordan, director of finance and administrative services for Pend Oreille PUD. People will be able to comment on the rates and the commissioners will consider the comments, he said. The PUD has reasons for the rates they plan to establish, he said, but commissioners always consider public testimony. If necessary, adoption of the rates could

w h at ’s n e x t be pushed back, based on what they hear from the WHAt: PUBliC HeAring to set wholesale public. broadband rates The rate is what will be charged retail service providers, who will set the WHen: tUeSDAY, mArCH 20, 11:30 a.m. actual rate that customers WHere: PUD’S BoX canyon Room, 130 N. will pay. The PUD cannot Washington, Newport sell retail broadband services currently. For standard class service, the wholesale rate for residential will be $50 a month, although customers and small businesses, there will be a $35 a month

introductory offer through the end of 2013, Jordan said. That is the rate the retail service provider will pay the PUD, not the rate the customer will pay for service. Whether the RSPs will pass along the discount remains to be seen. Retail service providers will be charged for each customer they sell PUD fiber connections to. Some customers may want to buy Internet television from one provider and an Internet connection

from another, for instance. Each RSP would be charged by the PUD so if a customer bought television from one provider and Internet from another, each would be charged $50 by the PUD and most likely the customer $100. But under the PUD policy, if one RSP provides television and Internet there would be only one $50 fee from the PUD for that household. The PUD expects to start hook-

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idFG ponders cutting big fish out of recreation picture Guides and others think fishing should stay same By michelle neDVeD OF THE MINER

PRIEST LAKE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is in the process of revising the state’s fishing management plan, and that could change the fishery at Priest Lake. The IDFG is deciding whether the lake trout fishery should be maintained, or if cutthroat and bull trout fishing is a better option. A series of public hearings are set for March, including one at the Priest River Senior Center, 339 Jackson Ave.,

Thursday, March 15, from 7-9 p.m. Currently, Priest Lake and Upper Priest Lake are managed in two different manners. The current plan states that IDFG will manage Priest Lake for a yield and trophy lake trout (mackinaw) fishery. It also states the department will restore native fish populations in Upper Priest Lake – including bull trout – with the yearly removal of lake trout with nets. According to regional fishery manager Jim Fredericks, the past six years have demonstrated that trying to manage the lakes as two independent systems is neither practical nor

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No progress made on caribou issue U.S. Fish and wildlife, county at a standstill By michelle neDVeD anD Janelle atyeo OF THE MINER

PRIEST LAKE – Not much was accomplished at the second caribou planning coordination meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 28 between the Bonner County commissioners and U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials. County commissioner Mike Nielsen said he was disappointed with the outcome of the meeting, but impressed by how many people attended, even though public comment was not accepted. “I was very disappointed. It appears they don’t understand the concept of coordination,” Nielsen said. After the first meeting held in January, Bryon Holt, a supervisory fish and wildlife biologist

of the USFWS, said designating caribou habitat around Priest Lake would have no affect on public land unless some sort of federal permit was involved. Nielsen said he’s concerned about what affect any sort of designation will have on the Priest Lake economy, as Fish and Wildlife hasn’t done any socioeconomic studies on their proposed plan. Nielsen said while Fish and Wildlife is cooperating with the county, it is not facilitating coordination, a process that would give the county a say in what happens at Priest Lake. Nielsen said he has spoken with one business owner whose winter business has dropped by 70 percent because of previous closures, that kept snowmobilers and other recreationalists from coming to the lake during the winter months. Nielsen said if they can’t

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about 40 people turned out for the republican caucus held Saturday, March 3, at the Peaceful Valley church in the south county. countywide, the caucuses drew about twice as many participants as they did four years ago.

county Gop turn out for caucuses paul beats romney locally By Don gronning OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Washington state’s Republican presidential caucuses got more national attention than in most years. Candidates Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum all made appearances in eastern Washington before the caucuses. Front runner Mitt Romney didn’t make it to eastern Washington but did make an appearance in Western Washington. While Romney got the most votes statewide at the Republican caucuses, Ron Paul got the most votes in Pend Oreille County. The Republican Party caucuses were held Saturday, March 3 at five locations in Pend Oreille County. “The Ron Paul supporters are pretty well organized,” Pend Oreille County Republican Party chairman Norris Boyd said. He said the caucuses drew about twice as many participants as they did four years ago, with 194 people voting in the straw poll. The party moved the

|| puD commissioners to interview general manager candidates NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District board of commissioners will interview nine general manager candidates March 12-14, and March 16 and 19. Interviews will be conducted in the PUD’s offices in Newport. Once initial interviews are complete, the board will discuss the applicants in executive session during the regular commission meeting, March 20. It will be decided if further consideration is needed, or if the board agrees on the top candidate. When the final applicant is chosen, the action of hiring that person and setting their salary will be done in an open, public meeting.

date of its caucuses to early March from early February to get more participation, Norris said. It appeared to work. Because of the expense, there is no primary election this year. The purpose of the caucuses was to select delegates to the county convention, which will be held April 14 at the American Legion in Cusick. Delegates to the state convention will be selected at the county convention. Delegates to the national convention will be selected at the state GOP convention. It is the national convention where delegates will choose the Republican candidates for president and vicepresident. Pend Oreille County will send seven delegates to the state convention. Many people attending the south county caucus held at Peaceful Valley Church just north of Miller’s One Stop were attending a caucus for the first time, including precinct committee officer Bob Christenson. Paul and Kathy Snyder were attending their first caucus. They are

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Search criteria included relevant educational background, utility operations experience, leadership skills and professional qualifications to lead and manage the PUD. “We will look for strong people skills, clear communication ability, cost and rate consciousness, public power principles, and community involvement,” commissioner Dan Peterson said. “We want a person who provides excellent internal organizational oversight and who establishes constructive relations with external entities.” The PUD is seeking a new general manager after Bob Geddes took a job in Lewis County in December 2011. The interim GM is April Owen, who will not seek the position permanently. Once the position is fill,

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Peggy McHenry, right, pitched in to help at her first caucus. Here she verifies that Paul and Kathy Snyder are registered to vote and are at the right caucus.

Ron Paul supporters. “I voted for Obama last time,” Kathy Snyder said. But not this

time. Paul got her support because of his anti war stance.

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Owen will return to her job as PUD auditor. “A woman saw the men walking through the woods with some property,” Bonner County detective Kurt Lehman said. The men left when she approached them, he said. The three men were appeared to be in their 20s and driving a light tan, late 70s model Ford truck with no tailgate. They had parked the truck and walked to the residence that was unoccupied at the time of the burglary, which occurred in the late morning. Lehman said he is waiting for the homeowners to return to determine exactly what was taken. People who have information about the burglary can call the Bonner County Sheriff dispatch at 208-265-5525.

Drum to serve as extension agent NEWPORT – Wendy Drum will be the interim WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Agent until a permanent replacement is found for Janet Kiser Lambarth, who has headed the office for more than three decades. Lambarth retired at the end of February. Drum has worked with the Extension Drum Service for three years running the Food Sense program, a nutritional education program. She will continue to run that program in addition to serving as interim extension agent. Hiring a permanent replacement could take as long as a year but Extension officials hope to have somebody on board by mid summer.

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Bonner County gets law enforcement plane SANDPOINT – The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office has acquired a Light Sport airplane that can be flown by a deputy with a Light Sport Pilot license. The plane, a 2005 Rans S6ES fixed wing, was acquired last August as part of a three-year grant from the federal Department of Justice. Lt. Bill McAuliffe successfully completed the FAA testing process in mid February and was awarded his Light Sport Pilots License, making him the first Pilot in the Air Asset Division. He flew the plane back from Dallas. McAuliffe said the plane has already been used by the sheriff’s office. “We used it in the homicide investigation to photograph some areas,” he said. The plane will be mostly used

for search and rescue efforts, he said, although the plane will also be used in drug eradication. McAuliffe said the plane will be available to help neighboring law enforcement agencies. In preparation for the final testing procedure, McAuliffe had to complete at least 15 hours of flight training with a licensed flight instructor and at least five hours of solo flight time, to include flying from Sandpoint to St. Maries and back. This is a special pilot’s license with many restrictions and is not the same as a private pilot’s license. McAuliffe and flight instructors Randy McLain of Laclede and Hunter Horvath of Sandpoint took advantage of the relatively mild weather this past fall and winter months to get the flight training completed.

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Neighbors interrupt Bandy Road burglars PRIEST RIVER – Concerned neighbors interrupted three men who were apparently burglarizing a home in the 4000 block of Bandy Road Friday morning, March 2. “A woman saw the men walking through the woods with some property,” Bonner County detective Kurt Lehman said. The men left when she approached them, he said. The three men were appeared to be in their 20s and driving a light tan, late 70s model Ford truck with no tailgate. They had parked the truck and walked to the residence that was unoccupied at the time of the burglary, which occurred in the late morning. People who have information about the burglary can call the Bonner County Sheriff dispatch at 208-265-5525.

PRIEST RIVER – Voters in West Bonner County School District will be asked to approve a levy for the 2012-13 school year that is the same amount as the one they are currently paying. The school board approved a levy proposal in the amount of $2,350,000 in a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 29. The election will be held May 15.

Continuous cuts in state funding is causing a budget crunch for school districts across the state. According to West Bonner officials, the Idaho Legislature wants local communities to pay for a much larger share of educating young people. They are doing this by deep reductions in funding from the state level.

Library district tries again for bond passage PRIEST RIVER – The West Bonner Library District board decided to try again for a building bond in May, that would expand the Priest River library

and replace the 23-year-old leased modular unit that houses the Blanchard library. The board made the decision at a special meeting Feb. 27.

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The lake trout fishery at Priest Lake is strong, but Idaho Fish and Game officials are considering changing directions at the lake and instead focusing on bull trout and kokanee, a program that would require the elimination of lake trout.

IDFG | Comment to USFW or better. His largest last year was 22 inches. feasible in the long-term. “That’s a huge kokanee,” he While that may influence what said. happens at Upper Priest Lake, Fredericks said lake trout more fishing guides at Priest Lake don’t than 20 inches typically only believe anything should change. grow a third to half an inch a “(There’s) no need to remove the year, meaning that regardless lake trout. There’s more reason of regulations, the lake trout not to do anything fishery of the future than there is to do “It’s the best lake trout will primarily be anything,” said comprised of 14- to fishery in the Western 20-inch fish, with Rich Lindsey, a guide who has been United States.” few real trophies. working the waters Again, Lindsay of Priest Lake since Rich Lindsey disagrees, saying the early 1970s. those statistics Priest Lake fishing guide Lindsey said the are coming from fishing at Priest anglers working Lake is consistent, little outlets in the and there are plenty of different lake. He goes further out where he species. regularly pulls out large fish, 22 “I can drag around and catch to 28 inches. a dozen to 40 fish in a four to five “It’s the best lake trout fishery hour trip,” he said. in the Western United States,” he The coming management plan said. will determine whether IDFG As for bull trout, Lindsay said manages both lakes for the lake IDFG won’t be able to bring them trout and abandons efforts to back. He reasons they would have maintain cutthroat and bull trout to kill all the lake trout, and then in Upper Priest Lake, or alternarebuild a fishery for bull trout, tively, IDFG begins a large-scale something that would take up to effort to suppress lake trout and 25 years. restore the native trout and ko“To wipe out a quality resource kanee fisheries. that provides fish for everybody Bull trout are endangered and who goes up there and tries to efforts to revive the kokanee popu- catch one, it’s just not right,” he lation have been said. successful. The plan will cover W h at ’s N e x t: the period from 2013 “Lake trout have An informational through 2018. populated to the meeting is set for point where they’ve Anglers unable to Thursday, March 15 at attend the meetings outstripped the food the Priest River Senior but would still like to supply,” Fredericks Center, 339 Jackson said. “Lake trout provide input can do Ave., from 7-9 p.m. reach 15 inches so by visiting http://fisfairly quickly (3-4 handgame.idaho.gov/ years) on a diet of invertebrates, public/about/offices, or contact but with very few forage fish to Fredericks at jim.fredericks@ feed on, growth then comes to a idfg.idaho.gov or call 208-769screeching halt.” 1414. Other than the one in Lindsay disagrees, saying lake Priest River, meetings are also trout don’t feed on kokanee. scheduled for Sandpoint on “In all the fish I catch, I rarely Tuesday, March 13 at the Pancatch a fish that has a kokanne in handle Health Meeting Room, it,” he said. At the same time, the 322 Marion St., and Thursday, fish are large at Priest Lake. Since March 22 in Coeur d’Alene at the kokanee fishery opened a few the IDFG Regional Office, 2885 years ago at Priest, Lindsay said W. Kathleen Ave. All meeting his average kokanee is 15 inches are 7-9 p.m. From Page 1

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ing up some residential customers by September, Jordan said, although some areas may not be connected until March 31, 2013. The PUD will pay all the cost of getting the fiber to the customer’s home if customers sign up with a retail service provider for Internet service by March 31, 2013. This will include some in remote areas far from the main roads. After that date, the PUD will bill for the cost of line extensions that exceed $1,500. The PUD’s proposed standard class service will handle most of the current needs of customers. “For most people and small businesses, the standard class service will be enough,” Jordan said. There are a number of businesses and government entities that currently use PUD fiber broadband. They buy the service through an RSP, same as a residential customer, but they pay quite a bit more. Business class starts at $300 a month. There are 32 business class customers now, paying between $600-$2,500 a month. That brings in about $500,000 a year to the PUD, Jordan said. He said most of the business class customers are high end users who need to move large amounts of data and who need the security and reliability that the business class brings, with 24-hour support. The fiber optic system is being built with a $27 million federal grant, with a $4 million PUD contribution. Jordan said the PUD is setting the fees high enough to cover operating expenses. “We want it to pay its own way going forward,” Jordan said. While the PUD has experience dealing with the electric business, they are still learning about the broadband

rates. Predicting how many customers they will have is part of the challenge, Jordan said. The PUD is projecting there will be 1,500 residential customers by 2015, growing to 2,000 customers by 2020. The PUD broadband system will be able to provide broadband Internet service to about 5,500 customers. The service area is in the south part of the county, south of Cusick. The grant only covered that area. The PUD has been getting inquiries about residential service and has been keeping a waiting list, Jordan said. Once rates are adopted and RSPs sign service agreements, they will make the waiting list available to RSPs. Some of the costs the PUD wants to cover with rates includes $250,000 in debt service. That’s to service a $2.5 million, 10-year loan for the grant matching funds. Other expenses include $1 million a year in maintenance and operation of the system and up to $600,000 a year in capital costs, Jordan said. The $1 million figure is based on 2,000 new customers, he said. There are several RSPs interested in signing the agreement with the PUD including some local ones. Concept Cable sells Internet and cable television services. Concept offers several pricing levels for both cable television and Internet. Concept Cable president Wayne Antcliff said he hasn’t been to many RSP meetings with the PUD. He said he wants to do what is best for his company and his customers. Concept maintains a cable system for television and Internet in the most populated areas of the county including Newport and Diamond Lake. He will have to decide if there is any advantage to his company or the customers to switch from cable to PUD fiber. Antcliff said he would basically

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get Fish and Wildlife officials to agree to coordinate with the county, they may have to have a judge compel them to do so. A date for a follow up meeting has yet to be set. The USFWS is proposing a designated habitat consisting of more than 375,500 acres stretching east of Priest Lake, up to Boundary County and in to part of north Pend Oreille County, coinciding with the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. Woodland caribou were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1984, but while the act requires critical habitat be des-

ignated for endangered species, that was never done in the Selkirk Mountains because of poaching concerns. Work toward designating the habitat started when environmental groups including the Priest River-based Selkirk Conservation Alliance brought a lawsuit in 2002. A settlement was reached in 2009, and the final ruling on the habitat is due by Nov. 12. The comment period on the proposal was set to close Jan. 30. It has been extended 60 days, Holt said, though he did not have the exact date on the new deadline. The majority of the proposed

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have to add the wholesale cost charged by the PUD to the current monthly charge. He said there isn’t any real cost savings for his company going from his system to the PUD’s. He hopes the PUD will explain to customers exactly what advantages they will get from the fiber and any extra costs for increased bandwidth. Antcliff said since fees from television networks keep going up there is very little profit in that part of the business. Internet is more profitable but there is competition for that. For Concept customers, the Internet cost ranges from $27.95 to $69.95, depending on how fast it is. Cable television ranges from $23.90 to $52.95, depending on what channels you get. Pend Oreille Valley Network offers broadband wireless service from $36.95 to $99.95. POVN staff has been involved with the meetings with PUD staff. POVN owner Tom Walton said he is glad the PUD has considered the input of the retail service providers and made changes from the original proposal. Originally, the PUD proposed making the RSPs responsible for the monthly fee even if the customer discontinued the service. Now, if there is a hardship, such as an illness or loss of income, customers will be able to discontinue service and the RSP won’t have to continue paying. “We’ll take advantage of the fiber where it is available,” Walton said. They are advertising that they will provide PUD fiber when it is available and even have a sign up list. He isn’t sure how the wholesale charges will be passed on to the customer so he couldn’t say what the charges would be compared to what they are now.

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habitat lies in Boundary County. Bonner County land includes 5,856 federal acres, 8,413 stateowned acres, and 38 acres of private land. All of the proposed habitat in Pend Oreille is on federal Forest Service land. Comments can be sent electronically at www.regulations. gov with Docket No. FWS-R1ES-2001-0096. Send comments by mail to Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R1ES-2001-0096, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM, Arlington, VA 22203.

L a st y e a r This week last year, the region received just more than a half inch of rain. Highs reached 54 but mostly stayed in the 30s and 40s. Lows were in the upper 20s and lower 30s.


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BR I E FLY Riverside, Deer Park levies fail SPOKANE – The Deer Park and Riverside school district levies failed in the Feb. 14 Spokane County election. Both districts have resident in Pend Oreille County. The Deer Park levy failed by 52 votes. Both of Riversides levies failed, a maintenance and operations levy and a technology levy. Riverside will run one levy April 17 for a smaller amount, $3.42 per $1,000 of assessed value, rather than $3.90 to $4.33. Deer Park will rerun its levy the same day.

Learn about college, eat free pizza PRIEST RIVER – A Gear Up Family Night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Priest River Junior High. Free pizza, beverages and dessert will be served. Gear Up helps students get ready for going to college. Questions can be directed to Betty Gardner at 208-448-1211, ext. 709.

Rural Resources board meets in Colville COLVILLE – The board of directors meeting for Rural Resources Community Action is Tuesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at the Rural Resources office in Colville, 956 S. Main St. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and public input is welcome. People needing special accommodations should call Kelly Charlton at 509-684-8421 by March 26.

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County fair funding uncertain

Small community, youth fairs gain funding By Raechel Dawson WNPA Olympia News Bureau

OLYMPIA -Financial help for community and youth fairs has advanced through the state legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature, although the fate of county fair funding is still uncertain. The community and youth fairs measure sailed through both House and Senate with no opposition despite operating budget proposals aimed at drastically cutting money to the state’s Fair Fund. Minority Caucus Vice Chair, Rep. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) is prime sponsor of House Bill 2356, which allows organizers of small community and youth fairs to request capital funding for health and safety projects. “We realized that the smaller fairs, which are struggling just like everyone else, could not apply (under current rules). This bill would open it up so that the smaller ones are eligible for these grants,” said Warnick. The bill proposes the 12 youth fairs and 17 community fairs join the 37 county and area fairs in this competitive process. Once ranked, the fair officials would work with the Department of Agriculture to comply with contracts.The funds in the legislation

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are administered as grants by the Department of Agriculture. Last year the state’s capital budget appropriated $1 million from state bonds to area and county fairs, specifically for health and safety projects. Before that, $2.2 million was stretched over eight years for the same upkeep. These projects include updating electrical wiring, installing parking-lot lighting, renovating to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and replacing rotting barns throughout fairgrounds. While there is $1 million allocated to fairs in the current biennial capital budget that expires June 30, 2013, there is uncertainty of whether the operating budget money will continue after this legislative session. Jason Kelly, spokesman with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, said that the proposed supplemental House operating budget calls for a complete cut in fair funding while the Senate’s proposal makes no reductions. The legislature faces a near $1.5 billion budget shortfall and

lawmakers have proposed severe cuts in many areas in order to balance funding for priorities such as education and healthcare. There has yet to be a final decision on the revised 2011-2013 state supplemental operation budget. But the House version suggests a $1.75 million cut to the $3.5 million given last year to the Fair Fund, according to Kelly. Fair officials such as Greg Stewart, president of the Central Washington State Fair, believe that the issue is much deeper than premium money being taken away. “We could possibly lose half of our fairs,” said Stewart. Washington’s 70-some fairs generate about $25 million is sales taxes, he said, but even more importantly, they act as the largest outdoor classroom to children who attend and participate in them. Gov. Christine Gregoire’s operating budget proposal strikes $3 million from the Fair Fund, leaving $500,000 specifically for community and youth fairs, but nothing for county and area fairs.

Natural resource advisory council to meet SPOKANE – The Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a meeting March 7, in the Hardin Room of the ATEC Building at Big Bend Community College, 7662 N.E. Chanute St., Moses Lake. The meeting is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be an opportunity for public comments at 10 a.m. Discussion will focus on the Eastern Washington and San Juan Resource Management Plan, the Forest Plan Revision for the Colville National Forest, orientation for new Resource Advisory Council members, and future RAC business.

The Eastern Washington RAC is comprised of 15 members from a variety of backgrounds who are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Eastern Washington RAC provides advice to the Bureau of Land Management Spokane District Manager and the Colville National Forest Supervisor regarding management of federal public land in eastern Washington. For additional information about the Eastern Washington RAC or the upcoming meeting, visit the RAC website at http://www.blm. gov/or/rac/ewrac.php.

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rom the beginning, we have joined the many people who believe the Pend Oreille Public Utility District’s fiber-toevery home and business project is as important to the future of the county as the construction of Box Canyon Dam. The very first rate hearing, to be held March 20 at 11:30 a.m., will set the stage for success or failure. It will be critical for the PUD board to adopt a price structure and policies that will drive a large number of businesses and individuals to their fiber network. Even though the PUD can only sell wholesale to retail service providers, their fees must be passed on to customers. If this wholesale fee is too much it could create a price wall that nobody will climb over. The PUD has proposed rates and policies after months of discussion. The bottom line is that they believe they must make enough money to pay for the debt service on the $4 million match they put up to get the $27 million federal grant. They also have estimated their annual costs to maintain the fiber system and feel the system must pay for itself. They are making the politically correct statement that the electric rate customers won’t subsidize the fiber system. These are admirable goals but we only hope they don’t sink the project before it has a chance to be all that it can be. In the long run, high-speed communication to every home and business will be as essential as electricity is now. The fact is that no private companies were ready to build a system that included everybody today; it was too expensive. That’s why the PUD is involved, along with the fact the federal grant became available. The PUD will only collect from the retail service providers according to the homes and businesses they hook up. So the numbers that hook up will be very important. If the price is too high and the perceived value too low then they won’t. If the competition is cheaper and the service the same they will buy them and not the PUD. And unlike the electric system, there is competition. The PUD board is entering a new business world where decisions aren’t so easy. Only the strongest businesses survive; innovation and quick reactions to market changes are a must. We hope the PUD board and staff have considered all this as they launch their business with this rate hearing. The residents of this county – the owners of the fiber business – should listen and provide their input now.

|| Republicans want to control morality To the editor: Last week, Republican letters said that Obama is a socialist and Marxist who is destroying our country. Then your conservative spiritual leader “Rush” says that your daughter is a slut and prostitute if she is attending college and using birth control pills provided by your employer’s health insurance policy. Rush asks, why should your boss be forced by the government to pay for your daughter to have sex? Imagine your boss canceling your health insurance policy on the basis that he finds your daughter’s sexual behavior immoral. You explain to your boss that the reason your unmarried

I am writing to respond to Jo Cardone’s Feb. 22, 2012, letter about the Washington State Shoreline Management Act and shoreline master program process in Pend Oreille County. The Act is not new. Voters approved it in 1972 to help minimize environmental damage to our shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and protect the public’s right to public lands and waters. The Act ensures that all of us – shoreline property owners, the public, interest groups, local, state and tribal governments – work together to ensure our shorelines are kept safe and unpolluted and are developed and managed fairly. One benefit of doing so is that vacationers will continue to spend their tourism dollars locally. The mechanism for putting locally-tailored shoreline development regulations and policies in place is called a “shoreline master program.” Pend Oreille County adopted its original master program in 1975. However, a lot has changed in 40 years. That’s why the 2003 Washington Legislature directed about 260 city and county governments to update their master programs by 2014. Pend Oreille County and the towns of Ione, Metaline and Metaline Falls received $412,000 to pay for the work done by the local communities to meet the statute. Updating the shoreline master programs makes good economic sense. Consistent shoreline building ordinances and permitting requirements provides more certainty for developers. Ecology is working closely with your elected officials and planning professionals to direct development to areas

that are stable and safe and to meet your community’s vision for future waterfront development. Master programs also give preference to water-dependent uses that rely on shorelines for economic viability. Some object to shoreline setbacks, or “buffers.” They are important because they ensure that natural shorelines continue to exist and that GUEST the lakes, rivers OPINION and streams you enjoy in Pend Jani GiLBerT Oreille County COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, EASTERN stay healthy. It’s important REGIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENT OF to keep in mind ECOLOGY, SPOKANE that a shoreline master program, including buffers, is not retroactive. It can’t affect existing homes. They are “grandfathered” under the old master program. Shoreline master programs don’t set rigid “one-size-fits-all” standards. Buffers and setback sizes are based on local environmental conditions, current development patterns, and planned future development. This is why this is largely a local process-local people know their communities best. Thanks to Ms. Cardone for reminding residents to review the Pend Oreille County Shoreline Master Program by March 16. It’s on the county’s website. After this comment period, Ecology also will ask citizens for more review once the county has submitted the draft plan to us.

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daughter is on birth control pills to control her irregular menstrual periods; your conservative moral Republican boss winks at you and dismisses you from his office. Last week the US Senate came within three votes of passing a law that would allow employers to deny certain health insurance provisions on the basis of moral objection. Do women in this community intend to vote for Republican Party candidates that will use medical care and health insurance as a means to enforce morality? I wonder how men will vote who get their Viagra covered by employer provided insurance. Jobs and the economy are no longer on the Republican priority list. Now they are

consumed with sex and morality. They want to force your boss and government into your bedroom. They will control your behavior with health insurance and intrusive laws. Republicans suggest that your daughter keep an aspirin between her knees as a substitute for birth control pills. It’s the fear of an unwanted pregnancy that will dictate your daughter’s moral behavior. So birth control or the lack of it and dictating sexually morality is how Republicans will politically keep Obama from destroying America. Good luck explaining that to your pregnant daughter on the way to an abortion clinic. -Pete Scobby Newport

Water trail designation could provide local funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar last week unveiled the National Water Trails System, a new network that he believes will increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship of local waterways, and promote tourism across America. This could help the local Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance (PORTA) by opening up grant funding in the next year. This is the first time water trails are recognized at the federal level. The next local water trails meeting is set for April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Camas Wellness Center, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk. Lunch will be provided and the agenda includes updates on the signage funding, samples of logos, status

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of educational materials and digital media and social networking. Last week’s announcement came before Friday’s White House Conference on Conservation hosted by the Department of the Interior. The conference spotlighted community-driven conservation efforts as part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. “Rivers, lakes, and other waterways are the lifeblood of our communities, connecting us to our environment, our culture, our economy, and our way of life,” Salazar said. “The new National Water Trail System will help fulfill President Obama’s vision for healthy and accessible rivers as we work to restore and conserve our nation’s treasured waterways.” Secretary Salazar signed a

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Visit The Miner Online to answer our readers’ poll question through Tuesday morning. Find it on the lefthand side of the page at www.PendOreilleRiverValley. com. The results will be printed next week on this page. You need not be a subscriber to participate. If you have ideas for future readers’ poll topics, submit them to minernews@povn.com. A handful of famous people hail from the Pend Oreille River Valley. From Broadway actors to authors, we have our fair share of talent. Which of these former residents do you think is the most famous person to come out of Pend Oreille or West Bonner counties? Cheyenne Jackson, actor Tony Bamonte, author Don Ellersick, professional football player

Secretarial Order that establishes national water trails as a class of national recreational trails under the National Trails System Act of 1968. The order sets the framework for Secretarial designation of water trails that will help facilitate outdoor recreation on waterways in and around urban areas, and provide national recognition and resources to existing, local water trails. “The Corps will actively participate, working with many local partners, to develop the water trails system and connect people to the water resources close to their homes,” said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. “The National Water Trails System will recognize and promote local efforts at a national level.”

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ELK – Karen Skoog, a resident of southern Pend Oreille County near Elk, announced her Republican candidacy for Pend skoog Oreille County Commissioner in District 1, the seat currently held by Diane Wear, a Democrat. Skoog said she believes that government in its smallest form should be the entity to perform the functions that are necessary for a community and would therefore represent the best interests of those citizens. Skoog said her foundation and inspiration stem from the United States Constitution, which establishes a limited government and provides for the rule of law. “Increasing regulations has led to eroding freedoms. My goal is to lesson the impact of overbearing regulations on the people of Pend Oreille County which affect our lifestyle, our livelihood and our property rights,” she said. She believes in fiscal responsibility in county government and encouraging free enterprise for its citizens leads to economic prosperity, which she says is vitally important in today’s declining economy. Skoog, a mother and grandmother, said she has committed herself to working with citizens by helping them become involved in the legislative process. She said she organizes educational events and teaches civics to homeschoolers. She follows issues relating to rural Washington land use and water issues and is an advocate for property rights. She helped bring the education workshop on the Shoreline Master Plan to Newport and helped to form the Citizen’s Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR-POC) chapter. Skoog is the current Republican State Committeewoman for Pend Oreille County and is also the chairwoman of the newly formed Stevens County Farm Bureau Committee for Little Spokane Watershed. “The people of rural Washington are being over regulated on land use issues causing serious financial challenges for many,” she said. “The federal government’s restrictions and mandates put unjust hardships on Pend Oreille County residents and it is time we have local representation that will look for ways to limit the overreach of government. “As commissioner, it would be my goal to be a voice for the people of Pend Oreille County and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the encroachment of the federal government against our residents,” Skoog said. Skoog can be contacted at 509-847-9764 or karen@ karenskoog.com. Her website is www.KarenSkoog.com.

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How do you feel about the recent weather?

This is a normal weather cycle; I don’t believe in global warming.

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I’m so tired of the cold and snow. Let the sun come out and stay!

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Tundra swans visit Pend Oreille County

Girl Power! organizers seek funding Weekend retreat empowers middle-school aged girls

Counties. For the past six years, approximately 100 girls from all over the tri-counties attend an USK – Organizers putting empowering overnight confertogether this year’s Girl Power! ence. workshops are looking for Girls come together to explore community funding to help issues that may have negative facilitate the weekend event consequences on their self esthat benefits middle-school aged teem and overall health. Workgirls. shops about healthy choices, Girl Power! represents including Girl Power! represents nutrition, the teamwork of several community-based the teamwork of several substance organizations and school abuse districts that recognize community-based preventhe disparity that exists organizations and school tion, fitfor rural communities. and districts that recognize ness Annually, Girl Power! relationplanners work to assess the disparity that exists ships, are local community needs, for rural communities. designed develop intentional preto supvention strategies and port girls facilitate interactive workshops. in the development of their Pend Oreille Crime Victim confidence in themselves, while Services, the fiscal agent for Girl learning to make healthy lifePower!, works with the comstyle choices. munity to prevent and advocate This year, the planning in matters of domestic violence, committee is trying to raise sexual assault, homelessness, $12,000 in order to repeat and all other crimes. Their task the successes of previous Girl force is a coalition formed of Power! events. Donations will people from the media, schools, be used to pay for venue rental, sheriff’s office, prevention serkeynote speakers, snacks, Tvices, community, counseling shirts, give aways, printing, and services, tribe, local businesses, other agency costs. local government, local agenChecks or money orders can cies, youth, parents and more. be made out to POCVS, and Girl Power! plans an anmailed to PO Box 944, Newport nual event held at Chewelah WA, 99156, ATTN: Girls Power! Peak Learning Center for Questions can be directed to middle school-aged girls of Jackie at 509-447-2274 or BevPend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens erly at 509-447-7126.

Big game season proposals available online BOISE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s proposed changes for the 2012 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment. The proposals, listed by region, are available at: http:// fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/ hunt/?getPage=301. Beginning this year, wolf hunting and trapping seasons will be set along with hunting seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bears and mountain lions, and will be included in the 2012 big game seasons regulations booklet. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed. All others are proposed to re-

main the same as they were during the 2011 hunting season. Comments received by March 12 will be summarized and considered, along with final review of 2011 harvest results and population surveys conducted this winter, as Fish and Game develops final recommendations for this year’s seasons. Place your classified or display ad with The Miner and it will appear in both newspapers - The Newport Miner (Pend Oreille County) and The Gem State Miner (West Bonner County). All for one good price. Call (509) 447-2433 for details.

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Annual festival set for March 17 USK – Hundreds of Tundra swans migrate through the Pend Oreille River Valley in February and March, resting and feeding on Calispell Lake. It is now designated an Important Bird Area, during their journey to the breeding grounds according to government biologists. A day to experience these birds is co-hosted by the Natural Resources Department of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and the Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance (PORTA). The Tundra Swan Festival is set for Saturday, March 17. Gather at the Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1981 North LeClerc Road, in Usk, and then travel via bus to Calispell Lake at 10 a.m. The group will return to the Camas Center for lunch by noon.

The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under. Presentations will be given during lunch. Martha Jordan, the “Swan Lady” and well-known wildlife biologist will present a program about the native trumpeter and tundra swans titled, “Journey of the Swans.” Wildlife biologist Bart George with the Kalispel Tribe will speak about the Selkirk Mountains Forest Carnivore Survey. Mike Lithgow, director of the Pend Oreille County Planning Department will share the evolution of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail project, called Birds on the Water.” Register via PayPal by Friday, March 9. Visit www.port-us. com/birding for downloads of the agenda, maps, lodging, water to bring, swan and birding links and a video on Pend Oreille County.

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Snow plowing of non-maintained County roads, easement/private roads and driveways will not be performed by County crews.

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The County’s primary objective is to keep all roads open for safe travel. Whenever possible operators try to minimize the size of the snow berm across driveways and private roads. However, the blade can only hold so much snow. The County does not have the resources available to remove snow berms from driveways and private roads.

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Winter road maintenance is expensive, dangerous and time consuming. There are several ways the public can help make the County’s job safer and more cost effective: • Children love to watch snow removal operations – the large equipment, noise, lights and activity can be very exciting. Although operators are glad to have people watch, everyone should be cautioned to stay a safe distance away. The concentration required for efficient snow removal combined with the noise and types of equipment used means the operator may not see small children close by and an accident could result. Please encourage children not to build tunnels, forts or play in snow berms along the roadsides. • Residents who remove snow from their driveways or sidewalks are reminded that State Law prohibits placing snow or ice on any public road or sidewalk in a manner that impedes vehicle or pedestrian traffic or makes it unsafe. • If residents have a vehicle parked on a roadway and there is a snowfall, please move it immediately. If you don’t it will most likely be bermed in and it will be your responsibility to shovel it out or the vehicle may be towed away if it creates a traffic hazard. • Any snowplowing obstructions such as rocks, fences, or planters within the roads right of way, should be removed for winter. Not only can

they be destroyed by snow removal operations, they can do substantial damage to snow plows. Owners of such obstructions are at risk should the County’s equipment be unnecessarily damaged. • Please place garbage cans at least ten feet inside driveway from the roadway edge. This will prevent hitting them or operators having to veer around them and not completely plowing the route. • Snow from resident’s property should not be stacked over the ends of culverts or drainage structures. Rapid warming cycles in winter could result in blocked ditches being unable to drain and local flooding could occur. • Mail boxes are occasionally damaged during snow removal operations. Damage due to poor construction, such as rotting posts or improper location, will be the responsibility of the property owner/resident. • Snow removal operations require the use of large, heavy, and noisy equipment used during periods of darkness usually accompanied by limited visibility caused by falling snow. Pend Oreille County operators are carefully trained and safety is stressed at all times. Drivers of automobiles should follow at a safe distance.

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Meeting features book reading The February North Pend oreille Valley Lions club program and dinner meeting was highlighted with a reading by Eva Gayle Six from her new book, “Jennie’s Tiger,” the story of a pioneer woman, homesteading in north Pend oreille county in the early 1900s. Interested in joining the fun? NPoV Lions meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Lions Depot in Ione.

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Writers Group: 10 a.m. - Metalines Library Fire District No. 2 Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Home and Community Educators Ione Club: call Flora Halstrom at 509-442-3603

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Ione Library North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce: 6-8:30 p.m. – cutter theatre, Metaline Falls Odd Fellows: 6:30 p.m. - Ione

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board: 10 a.m. - Metaline town Hall Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Ione Library Metaline Falls Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Falls town Hall

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Ione Senior center

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Learn about earning college credits in high school IONE – An information meeting to discuss ways for students to earn college credit while in high school will be held in the Selkirk High School Library Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. All interested sophomores and juniors and their parents/ guardians are invited to attend. At the meeting the group will discuss different ways to earn college credit while in high school including College in High School, Advanced Placement English, and Running Start. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Allert at the high school, 509-446-3505.

rep. Shelly Short (r) 204 Modular Building A P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7908 E-mail: short.shelly@leg.wa.gov Home office: 147 North Clark Ave. Suite 5 Republic WA 99166 509-775-8047 Washington Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-6000 (in session, weekdays 8 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.) Legislative homepage: http://www.leg. wa.gov Status of bills: http://www.leg.wa.gov/ www/bills.htm

Ecology or its contractor, GeoEngineers, will contact individual property owners for permission to access wells for sampling and to access land for taking surveys. Residents of the area can have their wells sampled during the investigation period. Anyone with health-related questions about private wells near the site can call Matt Schanz at Northeast Tri County Health District at 509684-2262. People with questions about public water systems can call Tom Justus at the Department of Health Office of Drinking Water at 509-329-2119. In the meantime, GeoEngineers will install pilot treatment systems including a soil vapor extraction system to see if it will

reduce contaminants in soil, and an “air sparge” test to see if it reduces contaminants in groundwater. Air sparging involves blowing air into the groundwater and letting the bubbles rise into the soil where they are removed with soil vapor extraction. To see the work plan, contact Kari Johnson, at Ecology, 509329-3415 or contact the Ione Public Library at the Ione Community Center, 509-442-3030. It also is available at Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup website, https:// fortress.wa.gov/ecy/gsp/Sitepage. aspx?csid=4203. Send comments to Ecology site manager Doug Ladwig at 4601 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205-1295 by March 28. He can be reached at 509-329-3440.

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Rusty Dormaier was attending his first caucus. He supported Romney. “It’s not about who is best, it’s about who can beat Obama,” Dormaier said. His wife, Pam, was raised in a Democratic household. She has now switched to the GOP, she said. “It’s not my mother’s Democratic Party anymore,” she said. She now identifies herself as a Tea Party supporter. Norma Wood and her daughter, Renee, attended to support their candidate, Rick Santorum. They see him as a conservative, with a strong pro-life voting record. Wayne Wilkinson hasn’t been to

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Greenhouse Road. In 2008, a pipe connection leaked and gasoline was sprayed inside the premium gas dispenser and from there appears to have migrated away from the store according to state officials. In 2010 and 2011, soil and groundwater samples showed that some contaminants were above the limit where cleanup is required. The owners of the Cabin Grill installed filters on their tap water system to be safe. Vacant property south of the Cabin Grill and property surrounding the building at the Airport Kwik Stop have been surveyed for possible underground storage tanks that might be contributing to the petroleum contamination.

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METALINE FALLS – The Metaline Falls Gun Club held their weekly shoot Sunday, March 4. Following are the results: 16-yard: Skip Luhr 24, Keith Enyeart 24, Easton Anderson 24, Ken Starkey 24, Bill Wade 23, Byron Ford 23 Ladies 16-yard: Diane Luhr 20, Lisa Enyeart 21, Kathy Wade 19 Youth 16-yard: Amanda Kline 19, Brayden Taylor 19, Cody Gaglardo 14, Ty Taylor 13 Handicap: Bill Wade 24, Ken Starkey 23, Keith Enyeart 23, Easton Anderson 23, Bruce Gagliardo 22, Skip Luhr 23 27-yard: Keith Enyeart 23 Continentals: Ken Starkey 22, Bill Wade 22

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SPOKANE – The Cusick girls’ basketball team finished sixth at the 1B Girls State Basketball Tournament in Spokane this past week. The Panthers lost to Sunnyside Christian in the first round but beat Northwest Yeshiva in the second round. They played Neah Bay for fourth place, but lost, finishing sixth. “It was a good experience for a lot of the girls,” coach Rob Seymour said. “It was pretty fun.” Seymour said he’s proud of his team and is looking forward to coaching them next year. “All in all it was a great experience for the girls,” he said. Cusick lost to Sunnyside Christian 50-45, in a close game. “It was a good game all the way through,” Seymour said. Sunnyside outscored Cusick by 10 in the second quarter and the Panthers couldn’t recover. Andrea Heinen had 15 points, Chelsea Samuels scored 14 and Courtney Montgomery received the sportsmanship award. “We had our chances. We just could make free throws. Too many turnovers,” Seymour said. In the second game, Cusick took down Northwest Yeshiva 73-45. “We beat them pretty good,” Seymour said. Cusick outrebound-

Twenty-three participate in Newport Gun Club shoot NEWPORT – The Newport Gun Club had 23 shooters participate in the shoot Sunday, March 4. Results are as follows: 16-yard: Dan Shaffer 25, Dan Willner 24, Arlyn Duncan 24, Kevin Diesen 22, Rob Linton 22, John Hankey 22, Mark Deinhardt 22, Pam McLam 21, Nick Larson 20, Duane Randolph 20, Steve Patton 20 Handicap high: Pam McLam 24 Doubles high: Bud Leu 45 Continental high: Dan Shaffer 25 27-yard: Dan Shaffer 23 Game 5 from 40: Nick Larson 5x5 The Metalien Falls Gun Club members will come to Newport Sunday, March 11 for the county shoot.

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Cusick senior Courtney Montgomery lays one up for 2 points as the Lady Panthers battle Neah Bay Red Devils in a trophy game for fourth and sixth place in 1B State Tournament. The Panthers brought home the sixth place trophy.

NEWPORT – The Newport High School winter sports banquet is set for Monday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the high school. Students who participated in girls and boys basketball, wrestling and cheerleading will be honored.

Freeman girls finish second at state YAKIMA – While the Freeman girls basketball team took second place at the 1A State Basketball Tournament, no boys team from the Northeast A League made it to the tournament. The Freeman girls beat Colville in districts for the trip to state. The Scotties beat Granger and Lynden Christian but lost to Okanogan. For the boys, Lynden Christian took first, followed by Zillah in second at state.

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Bryan Self, a Level Four gymnast at Score 10, competes at the Monkey Madness Meet in Hayden, Idaho. Self took first place on floor, pommel horse and vault, and second on rings, parallel bars, high bar and all around.

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HAYDEN – Score 10 Gymnasts took home several medals and trophies at the Monkey Madness Meet in Hayden, Idaho, recently. The Level Four girls took home a fourth place team trophy. Violett Green and Michelle Contreras both placed fourth in the AllAround. Contreras also took a third-place on the bars apparatus. Paige Dice took third on vault and Sadi Librande was right behind her taking fourth. The other teammates supported the team score. Justice Self had an all-around score of 30.525 and Sydney Nelson had a 28.375. Level 6 girls took first place, with

SPOKANE – All League selections for Panorama League basketball were announced recently, with two Cusick players named to each of the boys and girls teams. Selkirk had two players named to the girls team A. Bluff Sample D. Bluff and one to the boys all league team. From Cusick, Ryan Sample and Alec Bluff were selected for the boys all league team. Bluff, a freshman, was also named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Selkirk’s Avery Miller was also named to the boys all league Adams Heinen Miller team. Cusick’s Derrick Bluff and Selkirk’s Matt Emerson received honorable mentions. For the girls, Selkirk’s Courtney Holter and Annie Couch and Cusick’s Haley Adams and Andrea Heinen were named to the all league team. Wellpinit had three players Emerson Holter Couch selected for the boys all league team, including Greg Wynecoop, AJ Kieffer and Brodie Ford. Wellcoach and three other all league pinit coach Billy Flett was named players came from Columbia. coach of the all league team. Krista Colvin was name MVP Northport had three players for the girls, Mindy Flett was named all league: David Higgins, the top coach. Lindsay Loe, Jeremiah Johnson and Frederik Elizabeth Larrew and Mackenzie Verhaeghe. Columbia’s Dominic Parrow were named to the all Marquez was also named all league team. league. Other all league selections Columbia dominated the all included Republic’s Brianna league selections for the girls. Brown and Alyssa Stout and The Most Valuable Player, top Wellpinit’s Sami Jo Parr.

only three girls. Sonja Moore had an all-around of 26.7. Erika Moore had a 29.45 and Corinna Cauchy had a total of 30 points. Level seven Cora Pelleberg and Level eight Taylor Wandler were a team of two. The two girls took home a third place team trophy. Pelleberg’s all around was a 30.1 and Wandler took second place with a score of 31.075. Level Four Boys Bryan Self and Judea Stigall worked as a team with level six Tristan Wandler. Self did his best, taking first place on floor, pommel horse and vault. He took second place on rings, paral-

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Ranger boys basketball awards given IONE – The Selkirk boys basketball team held their awards banquet Feb. 23 at the high school. There were several awards presented. Trevor Grant and Beau Taylor were named team captains. Matt Emerson was named Most Improved. Taylor got the Hustle Award. Trevor Grant was named Most Inspirational. The Ranger Fox Hole Award, which is given to players who best display the qualities of what it means to be a Ranger, was awarded to Emerson, Grant, Charlie LaVigueur, Taylor and Dominic Cain. The Rangers will only lose two players to graduation – Emerson and Nick Gardner.

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New youth club meet and greet March 17 PRIEST RIVER – The Newport/Priest River Rotary Club is starting a new youth organization. Interact is for 12 to 18 year olds. A meeting is set for Saturday, March 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the Oldtown Rotary Park. There will be a free lunch including a taco bar, soft drinks and dessert while parents and youth learn about the group. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the service group and learn about community volunteering projects. Interact encourages service among the youth and leadership skills with an emphasis on fun. Call Terri at 208-448-2431 or Nadine at 208-448-2736 for more info.

Hahn graduates from WSU PULLMAN – Terece Hahn of Newport graduated from Washington State University at the end of the fall 2011 semester. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. To receive the Cum Laude honors, Hahn graduated with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.7.

Pizza, auction benefit Priest River chamber PRIEST RIVER – The fourth annual Priest River Chamber of Commerce No foolin’ pizza feed and auction is set for Monday, April 2, at the Ranch Club. Dinner including pizza, salad and desserts is set to begin at 5 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or two for $15. Kids under 12 are $5. Tickets are available at the Ranch Club, Priest River Times and at the door. There will be lots of great auction items with proceeds going to the general fund Timber Days, Oktoberfest, Winterfest, Christmas on Main Street, scholarships and more.

Johnson named to UW Dean’s List SEATTLE – Amy Jane Johnson of Metaline Falls is on the University of Washington Dean’s List for the autumn quarter. Johnson is a freshman at UW and completed at least 12 graded credits with a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Wine night benefits senior class PRIEST RIVER – Priest River Lamanna High School’s class of 2012 is holding a fundraiser at Noni Wine Bar in downtown Priest River Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $25 and available at the Clothing Closet, Floors and More, Sheri’s Home Interiors, Akre’s Gift Shop, Salon 7 and Noni. Call Dana at 208-597-1321 for more information. Only adults can attend.

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The cast of “Her Final Bow” includes Chris Demlow, back row, left, Michael Thompson, Gail Cory-Betz, Bill Betz, Laura Stuivenga, front row, left, and Terri Ann Hedtke.

Local theater presents ‘Her Final Bow’ NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Players Association presents “Her Final Bow,” written and directed by Newport’s Gail Cory-Betz. Shows are March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union, in Newport. In this spin on a British “whodunnit,” the victim, Hermione, who is (in her opinion) the greatest actress to ever grace the London stage, celebrates her birthday with her dearest friends, who may or may not be responsible for her sudden demise. The cast includes Laura Stuivenga as Deidre, Terri Ann Lyons

Hedtke as Sadie, Michael Thompson as Cecil, Christopher Demlow as Errol, Bill Betz as Bertie and Cory-Betz as Hermione. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and include dinner. Tickets for the show and dinner are $20 in advance or $22 at the door for all ages. The Sunday matinees at 3 p.m., are $10 for adults in advance or $12 at the door, and $5 for those 18 and younger. Tickets are available at the playhouse or online at www.pendoreilleplayers.org. The playhouse can be reached at 509-671-3389.

Dharma Day explores the essence of Buddhism NEWPORT – What did the Buddha teach and why is it relevant to the world today? These and other questions will be explored on Sharing the Dharma Day, Sunday, March 18, at Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery outside of Newport. This is the first such offering this year, as the Abbey community has been in meditation retreat since December. One Sunday a month the Sravasti Abbey opens its doors to people of all faiths and backgrounds who would like to know more about the Buddha’s teachings and share in a community celebration. The day involves a guided meditation and Dharma talk, vegetarian potluck lunch, and facilitated discussion. Guests are invited to stay afterwards for tours of the Abbey’s land, meditation hall, and Buddhist artwork. Dress is casual; friendly curiosity and openness to learn are the only pre-requisites. The first ses-

sion begins at 9:45 a.m., lunch is at noon, and the program ends at 3 p.m. Venerable Thubten Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey in 2003 as the one of the first monasteries in the US dedicated to training and supporting Western monks and nuns in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Venerable Chodron has practiced and studied Buddhism for more than 35 years, including with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is the author of many books, including Buddhism for Beginners, source of the Sharing the Dharma Day teachings. Ven. Chodron teaches meditation and Buddhist philosophy worldwide. Sravasti Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane, Newport. For more information and directions call 509-447-5549 or email office.sravasti@gmail.com. Check out the full Sharing the Dharma Day program at http:// www.sravasti.org/programs/ sharing.html.

Verville named Soroptimist Girl of the Month NEWPORT – Amber Verville is February’s Soroptimist Girl of the Month. Verville is a senior at Newport High School and was Verville recently accepted to Evergreen State College, where she plans to earn a degree in Film Studies. She is also thinking of studying psychology, Spanish or creative writing. Over the course of her high

school career, Verville has participated in band, drama, ASB and DECA. She received numerous academic awards, including math, Spanish and English, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has taken several college courses in history, English and statistics. She is also a teacher’s aide. Verville enjoys knitting, reading, writing, watching movies and walking her dog.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Diabetes Support Group: 10 a.m. - Newport Lutheran Church Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Paws for Literacy: 3:30 p.m. Newport Public Library Newport Maws and Paws: 6 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School Library Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Calispel Post 217: 6 p.m. - American Legion in Cusick North Idaho Pattern Racers 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Supply, Oldtown Starting Plants with Seeds Workshop: 6-8 p.m. - Ponderay Event Center, Ponderay Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Joy in the Morning: 9-11 a.m. - Priest River Southern Baptist Church BASIC Meeting: 10 a.m. Blanchard Community Center Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Home and Community Educators Dalkena Club: Noon - Call Dorothy Conrady at 50944703658 or Billie Goodno at 509-447-3781 Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport StoryTime: 1 p.m. - Newport Library Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Diabetic Support Group: Camas Wellness Center, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Call 509-447-3556 CALVARY CHAPEL NEWPORT

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

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES

“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

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Church ~ 447-3265 Pastor Mitch McGhee E-mail pineridgecc@gmail.com

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After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Family Movie Night: 5:30-8 p.m. Newport Library Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Town Hall Meeting: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Invitees: The Week Ahead Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Blanchard TOPS: 8-9:30 a.m. Blanchard Community Church Drop-in Sewing: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Overaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport AARP Tax Aide: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport Happy Agers Meeting and Potluck: Noon - Priest River Senior Center Stitchery Club: 1-3 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Tango Class: 4-6 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord ‘Her Final Bow’: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse Al-Anon Meeting: 7-8 p.m. - 220 Larch St., Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 ‘Seussical The Musical’: 7:30 p.m. - Priest River Junior High Auditorium SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Kids Movie Club: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Newport Library Blanchard Art Group: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Teen Anime Club: 12:30-3 p.m. Newport Library Veterans of Foreign Wars Post/ Auxiliary: 1 p.m. - Priest River VFW Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown ‘Her Final Bow’: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse ‘Seussical The Musical’: 7:30 p.m. - Priest River Junior High Auditorium

CHURCH OF FAITH

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 www.newportchurchoffaith.com

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 newportucc@conceptcable.com www.newportucc.org

CHURCH DIRECTORY

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. Pastor, Walt Campbell: 447-5101

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

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Blanchard Community Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. - Blanchard Community Center Evergreen Art Association: 10 a.m. - Riverbank Restaurant Hospitality House Senior Potluck: Noon - Newport Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick Blanchard Grange Meeting: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Grange TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Blanchard Stitchers Quilting Group: 10 a.m. - Blanchard Inn Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. St. Anthony’s Church Spirit Lake Lodge No. 57: 8 p.m. Spirit Lake WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park 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 Priest River Lioness: 11:30 a.m. Priest River Senior Center Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Home and Community Educators Diamond Lake Club: Noon - Call Billie Goodno at 509-4473781 or Chris King at 208-4370971 Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Basic Vegetable Gardening Workshop: 6-8 p.m. - Ponderay Event Center, Ponderay Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Spirit Lake Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-623-5626 for locations Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS

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

SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

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

NEWPORT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH “Sharing Christ As He Is, With People As They Are” 2nd & Spokane Sts 447-3846

September - May AWANA - Tuesday 5:30 p.m. The Immortals (13-High School ) Thur. 7-9 Pastor Rob Malcolm

NEWPORT SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH

DALKENA COMMUNITY CHURCH • VILLAGE MISSIONS

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Newport Youth: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School ‘Her Final Bow’: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House

9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time

NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

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.

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CATHOLIC MASSES

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.

AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH E.L.C.A.

332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Community Worship (509) 447-4338

BLANCHARD COMMUNITY CHURCH “Building God’s Kingdom One Person at a Time” Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Mid-week Bible Studies Highway 41 Blanchard, ID (208) 437-2970 Pastor Mark Miller

HOUSE OF THE LORD

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


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Iola Bird “Ole” Coy Oldtown

Iola Bird “Ole” Coy of Oldtown passed away March 3. She was 96. Known by most as Granny, Mrs. Coy was born to the late Tobias and Maude Coy Caswell Dec. 9, 1915, in Oldtown. On April 4, 1931, she married the late Elmer Curtis Coy. They traveled with their painting business until they finally settled back in Oldtown. Mrs. Coy was an inspiring lady to all and her beautiful smile could always lighten up a room, her family said. Her grandchildren will remember her gigantic garden and fresh flowers and vegetables she would grow effortlessly. Wonderful holiday memories will always be cherished and remembered at her house. Mrs. Coy was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Coy; daughter Bernadine Stratton; son Alvin Coy and his wife Gloria Coy; son-in-law Don Martin; sisters Muriel Elkins and Leone Dumaw and her husband Herb Dumaw; brother James Caswell and his wife Katie Caswell. She is survived by two of her four children: Jerry (and Marion) Coy of Priest River and Janet (and Mark) Mikelson of Spokane. She also is survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 14 great-greatgrandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 9, at the Sherman Knapp Funeral Home in Priest

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River at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow at the VFW Hall in Priest River. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.shermanknapp.com.

Jackson Troy “JT” Shrake Fort Worth, Texas

Jackson Troy “JT” Shrake passed away Feb. 22, while running the track with his sisters at First Baptist Church Lakeside in Fort Shrake Worth Texas. He was 6 years old. Shrake was born Oct. 4, 2005, in Spokane. He is survived by his papa and mama, Edward L. Shrake Jr. and Julie Fountain Shrake; his big sister Emilou Grace Shrake and his twin sister Shyanne Hope Shrake, all formerly of Priest River; grammy Norma Fountain, lots of aunts, uncles and cousins and his family in Christ in the NewportPriest River area. His last words to his family as he ran up the stairs was, “Beatcha.” “He really did beat us to glory,” the family said. Funeral services were held at Priest River Community Church Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. Sherman Knapp Funeral Home of Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.shermanknapp.com.

Senate and House still far apart in budget negotiating process By Scott Panitz WNPA Olympia News Bureau

OLYMPIA – When three Senate Democrats aligned with Republicans to advance a bipartisan supplemental 2011-2013 budget proposal Friday, March 2 in Olympia, it was intended to spur stagnant budget negotiations. “Here we are a few days from the end of the regular session and nobody has moved the budget in the sense of the Senate, which then hasn’t allowed conversation,” said Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Friday. Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, had announced a Democratic budget proposal on Feb. 28 built around avoiding cuts to K-12 and higher education funding on the back of a $330 million apportionment delay on payments to school districts, which opponents called an accounting gimmick. Zarelli said his budget was crafted with the intent of spending no more than the forecast amount of incoming revenue while leaving a reasonable amount of money in reserves and avoiding such “gimmicks.” Armed with the 25-strong philosophical majority, the bipartisan group invoked a procedure known as the “Ninth Order” during Friday’s floor session that allowed them to call up

Cowen to attend Democrats meeting CUSICK – Rich Cowan, the Democratic Congressional candidate for the 7th District in Washington, will attend the Pend Oreille County Democrats meeting Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at the Cusick Community Center. This is a regular meeting of the county Democrats and Cowan’s speech is the first item on the agenda. Cowan will be running against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the General Election.

their budget. The budget passed 25-24 after midnight Friday (Saturday morning) after extensive debate. It was manifested in the form of a striking amendment to the Governor’s budget, ESB 5967, put forth by Zarelli. The amendment passed by the same margin. “It is my belief that the Senate bipartisan budget is the superior proposed operating budget,” said Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, who, along with Sens. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, and Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, joined Republicans on Friday to pass the measure. “While it makes larger cuts this year than other proposals, over time it will provide more stability. Even though it will deliver less in services, it will not cripple our ability to responsibly address our core responsibilities,” Kastama said. There is a philosophical difference between those who want to enact a budget that closes the nearly $1 billion shortfall in a way that they are sure will be sustainable moving forward and those who don’t mind creative accounting to protect social

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, Feb. 27 NOISE COMPLAINT – Hwy. 20 JUVENILE PROBLEM – Monumental Way, Cusick, report that three juvenile males had physical altercation. CITIZEN DISPUTE – Deer Valley Rd., reported dispute over tools. Tuesday, Feb. 28 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Newport, report of possible threats via Facebook. VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER – South Shadows Drive, Cusick, complainant reports receiving phone messages from respondent in order. WANTED PERSON – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of a wanted subject in the casino. ANIMAL PROBLEM – Hwy. 20, a deer hit needs to be put down. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – LeClerc Rd. N., Cusick, report of unknown cars outside. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of a white Crown Victoria all over the road. INTOXICATION – Hwy. 2, report that a male was laying on road and is now up staggering around, possibly intoxicated. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Green Rd., Newport, report that a 17-yearold male is screaming and yelling, will not calm down. ARREST – Sean Tyler Strange, 22, of Priest River was arrested for driving while under the influence. ARREST – Bobby Joe Davis, 41, of Cusick was arrested for harassment, threats to kill and firstdegree assault. Wednesday, Feb. 29 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – N. Calispell Ave., complainant reports receiving a call from someone claiming to be grand-

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son, requesting money. DRUG INFO – Hwy. 20 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Mountain View Drive, report of truck pulling enclosed trailer, no one else lives on that road. ACCIDENT – Camden Rd. ASSAULT – Phay Rd., report of staff member assaulted by juvenile. HARASSMENT – Hwy. 20, report of subject harassing complainant. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, vehicle accident, unknown injuries. CHIMNEY FIRE – McCammon Drive, report that house filled with smoke, sparks coming from chimney. Thursday, March 1 ACCIDENT – Westside Calispell Rd., received report of slide off. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 20, report of multiple tracks leaving home believed to be a vacation home. ACCIDENT – Telephone Rd. E., report of two-vehicle accident. ASSAULT – S. Union Ave., Newport, report or 17-year-old males fighting, parties separated but still being aggressive. DISTURBANCE – S. Calispell Ave., report of several people yelling at each other. ARREST – Damian Frank Szandrocha, 49, of Newport was arrested for out of state warrants. Friday, March 2 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – S. Scott Ave., Newport, report that mailboxes and paper boxes were destroyed last night. ARREST – W 2nd St., Shawn E. Bryant, 28, was arrested for driving while license suspended. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Newport, 25, of Newport was arrested on misdemeanor warrants. FIRE – Willms Rd., Elk, report that something smells like electrical burning, could see smoke but no flames. THEFT – Hwy. 20, Newport, report of items stolen out of the garage. FRAUD – Greenhouse Rd., Ione, complainant reports that she found out granddaughter is using her social security number. THREATENING – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of threats being made. THEFT – Hwy. 2, Newport, report of items being taken from the property. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Horseshoe Lake Rd., complainant reports a vehicle might be stuck down by the boat launch. Saturday, March 3

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Monday, March 12 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6: 6 p.m. - Furport Fire Hall, 7572 LeClerc Road Oldtown City Council: 6:30 p.m. Oldtown City Hall Newport School Board: 6:30 p.m. - District Offices Cusick Town Council: 7 p.m. Cusick Community Center Tuesday, March 13 Bonner County Commission-

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DISORDERLY – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of disorderly conduct. ACCIDENT – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights NOISE COMPLAINT – S. Central Ave., report of complaint about loud music. CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE – LeClerc Rd. N., report of custodial interference. WEAPON OFFENSE – Regal Rd., report of multiple shots fired in residential area. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE –Hwy. 2 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 5th St., report of juveniles snowboarding with lights and cameras. AGENCY ASSIST – Hwy. 2, report of assisting State Patrol with hit and run. AGENCY ASSIST – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, assisted Border Patrol. ARREST – Sandra Janine Wuennecke, 48, of Usk was arrested for driving under the influence. Sunday, March 4 THREATENING – S. Shore Rd., Diamond Lake, text threat to kill family reported. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – W. 7th St., report of female stating boyfriend is yelling and throwing items. ACCIDENT – Deer Rd., report of two vehicle accident. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., report that three people acting very suspicious at a business. AGENCY ASSIST – E. Valley St. S., report of two males threatening another person. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – N. Spokane Ave., Newport, report of domestic violence, male is intoxicated. ACCIDENT – Gray Rd., report that intoxicated male ran over a fence and into another vehicle. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 1st St., report of suspicious vehicle driving back and forth in alley.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Chinook Way, Priest River ARREST – High St., Priest River ARREST – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Bradley Thew, 22, of Newport was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Bonner County, driving without privileges, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Hwy. 57, Priest River, report of a DUI. Wednesday, Feb. 29 No reportable incidents. Thursday, March 1 TOBACCO VIOLATION – Hwy. 57, Priest River THEFT – Hooper Lane, Oldtown ARREST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, report of a vehicle accident. The driver, Virgle Bell, 59, of Laclede was arrested for driving under the influence. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, Priest River DOMESTIC DISPUTE – E. Jackson Ave., Priest River, report of a juvenile arrested for battery. ARREST – LeClerc Rd., Oldtown, Benjamin Cordova, 35, was arrested for driving under the influence. Friday, March 2 SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Bandy Rd., Priest River, a burglary was reported. ARREST – Cherokee Trail, Priest River, Christopher Mickelson, 38, of Priest River was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Ned R. Florea, 20, of Priest River was arrested for second offense driving under the influence. Saturday, March 3 THEFT – Hwy. 41, Blanchard

West Bonner County Monday, Feb. 27 BURGLARY – N. Steamboat Bay Rd., Coolin BURGLARY – Hess Point Rd., Coolin GRAND THEFT – Freeman Lake Rd., Oldtown BURGLARY – Hummingbird Lane, Blanchard ARREST – Grover Ave., Oldtown, Shaun Savage, 24, of Oldtown was arrested on an outstanding

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Sunday, March 4 HARASSMENT – Shamar Drive, Blanchard SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Hwy. 41, Blanchard THREATENING – E. Valley St. S., Oldtown DISORDERLY CONDUCT – E. Lincoln Ave., Priest River

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ers: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse West Bonner Library District Board of Trustees: 9 a.m. - Priest River Library Port of Pend Oreille Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Usk Lenora Water and Sewer District: 10 a.m. - Skookum Rendezvous Lodge, 1432 Lenora Drive, Usk Friends of the Library: Noon Priest River Library Pend Oreille County Planning Commission Hearings: 7 p.m. Cusick Community Center West Bonner Water and Sewer

District: 6:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall Pend Oreille Fire District No. 5: 6:30 p.m. - District No. 5 Fire Station, 406722 Highway 20, Cusick Metaline Falls Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Falls Town Hall West Bonner Library Board: 7 p.m. - Priest River Library Laclede Water District: 7:30 p.m. - Laclede Community Hall Wednesday, March 14 Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - County Courthouse in Newport Bonner County Democrats: 6:308 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint

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|| The following cases were resolved in Pend Oreille County District Court by Judge Philip Van de Veer.

Feb. 15 Charles Blodgett, 46, was sentenced to 210 days in jail for fourth degree assault domestic violence; $168 fees. Barry Campbell, 59, was sentenced to 364 days in jail, 60 months probation and fined $2,100 for driving under the influence; $3,350 total fees and fine. Charges of passing in a no passing zone, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and third degree driving while license suspended were dismissed. Holly Johnson, 33, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (358 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $1,000 for reck-

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less endangerment; $2,200 total fees and fine. Robert Kelly, 18, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and 12 months probation for no valid drivers license without identification; $468 total fees. Dylan Krough, 19, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $250, converted to public defender fee for taking a black bear with bait and waste of fish or wildlife; $343 total fees and fine. Harry Lashbrook, 48, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for a probation violation; $500 court costs. James Lebow, 34, was ordered to pay $350 court costs for a probation violation, no other sanctions at this time. Michael Peterson, 21, was sentenced to 24 months proba-

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tion and fined $1,000 for reckless endangerment; $2,243 total fine and fees. Jody Pierce, 30, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (365 suspended), 24 months probation for reckless endangerment; $1,243 total fees. Robert Umbarger, 25, was assessed $350 court costs for a probation violation. Nathaniel Volavka, 24, was sentenced to two days in jail and assessed $250 court costs for a probation violation. JD Yarbrough, 19, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and assessed $250 in court costs for a probation violation.

Feb. 22 Jacob Conner, 21, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and assessed a $100 warrant fee for a probation violation.

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Brittini Mulligan, 22, was sentenced to 12 months probation for probation violation; $443 total fees. Kristene Packard, 55, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended) 60 months probation and fined $1,000 for driving under the influence; $2,850 total fine and fees. Kayla Pearcy, 29, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended) 60 months proba-

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HOUSING FOR RENT

1 BEDROOm mOBILE home. No pets. Pines Trailer Park. Highway 2, Oldtown. (208) 437-4502. (50-tf) 2 BEDROOm TRAILER No pets. Lazy Acres Trailer Park. Newport. (208) 4374502. (50-tf) 1 BEDROOm mOBILE HOmE Davis Lake area $300/ month, deposit and references. Electric heat, wood stove. (509) 671-2064. (49TF) Miner want ads work.

Newport, WA Loft Apartments Available for Rent 1 Bedroom $300/Month, $250 Deposit 1 Bedroom $350/Month, $300 Deposit 2 Bedroom $475/Month, $400 Deposit Office Space $175/Month, $200 Deposit W/S/G paid by Owner. Tenant pays Electric Owner is Licensed Realtor in state of WA and ID

Call Donna at 509-671-1118 for application

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DIRECTORY

You too can Advertise Weekly for only $7.75 Call 447-2433 ATTORNEYS Paine Hamblen, LLP

Full Service Law Firm and Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. Serving Idaho and Washington 119 Main St., Suite 201, Priest River -- (208) 448-1300

Law Office of Denise Stewart

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

CHIROPRACTIC Bliss Chiropractic Health Center

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

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

COUNSELING Molly Phillips, LICSW, CMHS, GMHS

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

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NOW HIRING: Companies Desperately Need Workers to Assemble Products From Your Location. No Selling. Any Hours. $500/Wk Potential. Info 965-646-1700 Dept. WA-5990 Peoples Lifestyle.

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DENTIST Newport Dental Center

James G. Cool, D.M.D. Family Dentistry -- Evening Hours 610 W. 2nd -- (509) 447-3105 â&#x20AC;˘ 800-221-9929

Wayne Lemley, D.D.S.

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

HEALTH CLINICS, cont. N.E. Tri County Health District 447-3131 -- 1-800-873-6162 605 Highway 20, Newport

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

Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy

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

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

NURSING Charles (Chuck) Morel, R.N.

Professional Guidance with In-Home Care & Caregiving Home Visits, 509-589-0566 www.HomeNursingConsultation.com

OPTOMETRIST Newport Vision Source

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

PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services

A Service of Bonner General Hospital Tim Gray, P.T. -- 448-4151 Mon.-Wed.-Fri. - 9-5 â&#x20AC;˘ Tues. & Thurs. 9-4

PODIATRIST -- FOOT SPECIALIST

ADOPTION -- Adoring, financially secure loving family longs to provide everything for your baby. Full-time mom, outdoor adventures, happy home. Expenses paid. Trish 1-888219-8605

Camas Center Medical & Dental Services

CAREER TRAINING

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

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Richard Bockemuehl

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4429. www. CenturaOnline.com

1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 447-7111 - (509) 445-1152 fax

HEALTH CLINICS Kaniksu Health Services Priest River Medical Clinic

1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 447-7111 - (509) 445-1152 fax

Douglas K. Monson, D.P.M.

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

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

REAL ESTATE Century 21 Beutler - Waterfront Office (509) 321-1121 â&#x20AC;˘ Cell (509) 951-4390


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Office Services

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Jake’s Chimney Sweep Operating Since 1980 Professional, Experienced, Friendly Service Clean, Inspect, Masonry Repair Licensed and Bonded

Cliff McDermeit 23810 E. Blanchard Rd., Newport

509- 447-2244

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Dog Boarding

CHANDREA FARMS

Dog Boarding & Training Family Atmosphere

Animal Boarding

OPEN YEAR ROUND

ACCOUNTING • INCOME TAX BOOKKEEPING SERVICE • PAYROLL STATE & FEDERAL AUDIT SERVICE _______________________________

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Professional Dog & Cat Grooming Dog & Cat Boarding and Daycare “Your Pets Home Away From Home”

17 S. Main Street • Deer Park

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Hwy. 2, South of Newport

Spokane Rock Products

American West Roofing, Construction and Chimney Sweep

CLARK CONSTRUCTION

On Budget On Time EVERYTIME!

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

Concrete • Sand • Gravel

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Elk, Washington

In business since 1992

We do all types of roofing, construction, snow removal, chimney sweeping. Call for free estimate!

Equipment

Flood Services

BONNER SAW & POWER EQUIPMENT

WATER

CLEAN-UP DRY OUT RESTORE

Open: Tuesday - Friday 8:30-5:30 Saturday 8:30-2:00 Closed Sunday & Monday

Floors & More, Inc Kevin Johnson 24/7 Emergency Service 208-255-9580

Custom Homes

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Inc.

41 Homes built in the city since 1974

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Fuel

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Health Foods

PRIEST RIVER FAMILY OIL

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MOUNTAIN HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

WINDSHIELDS WHILE-U-WAIT

• Natural & Organic Foods • Herbs, Vitamins & Supplements • Organic Juices & Smoothies

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1-800-858-5013

208-448-2095 100 McKinley • Priest River

Delivering Propane & Fuel to All of Pend Oreille & Bonner Counties! Call us today!

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• Heat Pumps • Geothermal

YOUR HEATING COOLING & REFRIGERATION EXPERTS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Carrier

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|| Public || notices 201232 SUPERIOR COURT Of WASHINGTON COUNTY Of PEND OREILLE In re the Dependency of Shanen Preston D.O.B 08/12/08 Case No.: 11-700064-2 Micah Preston D.O.B. 09/23/10 Case No. 11-700065-1 Minor Children. Notice and Summons by Publication (Dependency) To: Christopher McKee, Christopher Alcanter, and Anyone Claiming a Paternal Interest A Dependency Petition was filed on 12/12/11; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: March 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at Pend Oreille County Superior Court, 229 S Garden Ave., Newport WA 99156. You should be present at this hearing. The hearing will determine if your child is dependent as defined in RCW 13.34.050(5). This begins a judicial process which could result in permanent loss of your parental rights. If you do not appear at the hearing the court may enter a dependency order in your absence. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, call DSHS at 509-447-6216. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to www.atg.wa.govdpy. aspx. Dated this 26th day of January, 2012, by Tammie A. Ownbey, Pend Oreille County Clerk. Published in The Newport Miner February 22, 29 and March 7, 2010. (3-3)

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201252 NOTICE Of TRUSTEES SALE File No.: 7886.23268 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. PNC Bank, National Association sbm National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank Grantee: Beauford L. Linn and Lou A. Linn, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2008 0297907 Tax Parcel ID No.: 17418 Abbreviated Legal: E 1/2 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 33-31-45 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On March 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Pend Oreille, State of Washington: The East half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 33, Township 31 North, Range 45 E W M Pend Oreille County, Washington Commonly known as: 957 Woodstock Drive Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 06/17/08, recorded on 06/24/08, under Auditor’s File No. 2008 0297907, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Beauford L. Linn and Lou Ann Linn, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Frontier Title & Escrow Co, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, as Beneficiary. *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. 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 12/08/2011 Monthly Payments $26,549.40 Late Charges $1,038.92 Lender’s Fees & Costs $356.61 Total Arrearage $27,944.93 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $506.25 Title Report $785.48 Statutory Mailings $9.56 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,385.29 Total Amount Due: $29,330.22 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $187,704.18, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the

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Obligation from 04/01/10, 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 March 16, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 03/05/12 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 03/05/12 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/ are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 03/05/12 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. 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 Beauford L. Linn 957 Woodstock Drive Newport, WA 99156 Lou Ann Linn 957 Woodstock Drive Newport, WA 99156 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 10/08/10, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 10/08/10 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any 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

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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 www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www.USAForeclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 12/08/2011 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Kathy Taggart (425) 5861900. (TS# 7886.23268) 1002.173483-FEI Published in The Newport Miner February 15 and March 7, 2012. (2,5)

_________________ 201256 PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Ione has declared the following as surplus: 81 Mack truck with plow, minimum bid $500.00. Sealed bids will be accepted at the Town Clerk office at 207 Houghton or mailed to Town of Ione, PO Box 498, Ione WA, 99139. Bids must be received by March 19, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. Indicate “Sealed Bid” on the outside of the envelop. The bids will be opened and awarded to the highest bidder at the Council meeting on March 21, 2012. Vehicle is being sold “as is” and must be picked up no later than April 6, 2012. The vehicle can be previewed in the parking lot behind the maintenance shop at 304 Central Avenue, Ione WA 99139. For more information call Roger Rice at 509-442-4023. Published in The Newport Miner February 22 and March 7, 2012. (3,5)

_________________ 201257 PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Ione maintains a Small Works Roster. All contractors desiring to be placed on or maintained on the Small Works Roster must submit a written request along with all current licenses, certifications, registrations, bonding, insurance and any other material deemed appropriate by the Town. Request and the required documentation may be submitted to the Town Clerk at P.O. Box 498, Ione, WA 99139 or delivered to 207 Houghton St. Sandy Hutchinson Town Clerk/Treasurer Published in The Newport Miner February 22 and March 7, 2012. (3,5)

_________________ 201268 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT Of THE STATE Of WASHINGTON In and for the County of Pend Oreille Cause No.: 10-2-000794 Order of Sale Issued: 02/16/12 Sheriff’s Public Notice on Sale of Real Property Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, Vs. The Unknown heirs and devisees of Thomas Grass, deceased; Rodger Grass; Tamara McKay; Sharon Ogden; Lynn Grant; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or

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parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; Defendant(s). To: Unknown heirs and devisees of Thomas Grass, deceased; Rodger Grass; Tamara McKay; Sharon Ogden; Lynn Grant; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: Legal Description: Lot 23 in Block 11 of the Town of Metaline Falls, Washington, and commonly known as: 415 Pend Oreille Blvd., Metaline Falls, WA 99153. The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 Place: Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice; Front Door, East Entrance 229 S. Garden Avenue Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $96,423.40, together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. Dated this 21st day of February 2012. Alan A. Botzheim, Sheriff Pend Oreille County, Washington By: /s/ E. Webb Elaine Webb, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner February 29, March 7, 14 and 21, 2012. (4-4)

________________ 201270 PORT Of PEND OREILLE LEGAL NOTICE Surplus Property The Port of Pend Oreille has determined it is in the best interest of the Port to surplus one (1) GP-9 locomotive. Interested parties have the opportunity to bid on POVA 8325 or POVA 8042; only one locomotive will be sold. A minimum bid level has been set at $95,000. To arrange inspection or obtain more information contact the Port office at 1981 Black Road, Usk, WA or 509-445-1090. Sealed bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9th. Bids will be opened at the Port meeting on March 13th and a decision shall be made regarding disbursement. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed to the Port at the above-mentioned address. Bids must be submitted separately in sealed envelopes with the bid classification clearly marked on the outside of the envelope (Example: Sealed BidPOVA Locomotive). The Port reserves the right to reject any or all bids. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager Published in The Newport Miner February 29 and March 7, 2012. (4-2)

_________________ 201273 ADVERTISEmENT fOR BID FIBER TO THE PREMISE UNDERGROUND OSP CONSTRUCTION, Contract 12-010 Bid Opening Date: March 16, 2012 Sealed bids will be received by Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County (PUD), located at 130 N. Washington, Newport, WA 99156, until 2:30

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p.m., March 16, 2012, for the Fiber to the Premise OSP Construction in Pend Oreille County, WA. The Scope of Work involves placement of approximately 240 miles of underground fiber optic cable and/or conduits in existing power system right-ofway in a 400 square mile service territory of Pend Oreille County, Washington. Contractor will also bid for placing power conduits simultaneously with communication facilities in certain areas determined by Owner. Contractor may preview construction plan maps at http://www. popud.org/broadband/ contract-12-010-projectmaps. Owner anticipates the successful bidder will be able to provide various boring, trenching, and plowing equipment in sufficient quantities to support 10 to 15 or more placement crews that will be capable of installing 50,000 feet of underground cables and conduits a week for 6 months. Contractors must have completed the PUD’s 2012 Contractor Pre-Qualification Application and been approved as a pre-qualified contractor prior to the bid opening. Availability of Bidding Documents: Bona fide general contractors may obtain the bid/contract documents at the office of the PUD, 130 N. Washington, Newport, WA 99156. Please contact the PUD Contract Administrator at (509) 447-9345. Bid security: All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance and payment bonds within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the PUD. Rejection of Bids: The PUD reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waiver informalities in the bidding. The PUD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Small, minority- and women-owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids. All work performed on the project will be subject to the higher of Washington State prevailing wages, federal Davis-Bacon wage rates; and for line construction and tree trimmers, the current prevailing wage rates, employee benefits, and working conditions expressed through the current agreement between the Northwest Line Constructors Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 77. This project is being primarily funded by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 8, 2012, at the PUD’s Community Networks System facility located at 110 W. Pine St., Newport, WA 99156. (Note: this address does not map correctly on GPS, the building is behind the Safeway store on Idaho State Route 41) For information or questions regarding this project, please contact Joe Onley at: jonley@popud.org. Published in The Newport Miner February 29 and March 7, 2012. (4-2)

________________ 201274 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Library District Board of Trustees has cancelled the 23 February 2012 Board meeting held at the PUD, Box Canyon, Conference Room at 5:00 P.M. due to a

lack of a quorum. The next meeting will be held on 8 March 2012 at the PUD, Box Canyon, Conference Room at 5:00 P.M. The Board Meetings will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the P.U.D. Box Canyon, Conference Room at 5:00 P.M. for 2012 until further notice. Published in The Newport Miner February 29 and March 7, 2012. (4-2)

________________ 201272 NOTICE Of PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO.1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY BROADBAND FEES A public hearing will be held at 11:30 a.m., March 20, 2012, so that the Board of Commissioners may consider the Community Network System Fiber Wholesale Broadband Rates and adopt Resolution No. 1340. The hearing will be held in the Box Canyon Conference Room, Pend Oreille County PUD, 130 N. Washington, Newport, Washington. The public is invited to attend and be heard. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner March 7 and 14, 2012. (5-2)

________________ 201280 PUBLIC NOTICE The Selkirk School District Board of Directors will hold their March Work Session Meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Selkirk Elementary School, Multipurpose Room with an agenda of Maintenance and Operation Levy, 20122013 Budget, and Policy Review. /s/ Nancy Lotze Nancy Lotze, Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors Published in The Newport Miner March 7, 2012. (5)

________________ 201281 CALL fOR BIDS PEND OREILLE COUNTY Sealed bids for the furnishing of Herbicides and Adjuvents to the Pend Oreille County Weed Board in estimated quantities totaling $20,000 for the year 2012 will be received by the Weed Board of Pend Oreille County, Washington, at their office in the Courthouse Annex at Newport, Washington, until 2:30 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2012. They will be publicly opened and read during a hearing held March 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM at the Weed Board. Bid specifications are available at the Weed Board office, 418 S Scott Ave, Newport WA, (509) 447-2402 or electronically jrice@pendoreille.org The Weed Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bids and to accept such bid or bids as may be deemed in the best interest of Pend Oreille County. Bids may be mailed to: Pend Oreille County Weed Board P.O. Box 5085, Newport, Washington 99156-5085 or hand delivered to at the Weed Board office, 418 South Scott Ave, Newport, WA. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the hearing, contact the Weed Board at 509-447-2402, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Published in The Newport Miner March 7 and 14, 2012. (5-2)

_________________ 201282 ADVERTISEmENT fOR BID FIBER TO THE PREMISE

RIGHT-OF-WAY CLEARING, NORTH Contract 12-016 Bid Opening Date: March 27, 2012 In accordance with RCW Chapter 54.04, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, hereby solicits sealed bids for Right-ofWay Clearing. Work of this Contract will include: Right-of-way clearing of specified sections of Pend Oreille PUD’s 12.47/7.2 kV overhead distribution lines to accommodate a messenger supported fiber optic cabling system. The fiber optic cable will be deployed in a 400 square mile Publically Funded Service Area of National Telecommunications Information Agency Grant Award #NT10BIX5570059. Successful bidder must be able to provide at least one of the following types of machines: 1) An excavator type machine that is capable of reaching up banks or below road beds. This machine will be required to have a head as described as above with directional discharge; or 2) A track-driven skid steer type machine (rubber or steel track) with a head type as described above. One of these machines must be capable of working on a minimum 50% slope. Successful bidder must have previous power line right-of-way experience, experienced ground personnel, and equipment to complete the work. Interested parties may obtain complete bid specifications by contacting the Contract Administrator at (509) 447-9345. Contractors must have completed the PUD’s 2012 Contractor Pre-Qualification Application and been approved as a pre-qualified contractor prior to the bid opening. Sealed bids will be received as outlined in the contract documents on or before 2:30 pm. (local time) March 27, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, at the PUD’s Newport office, 130 N. Washington. Bids received after the bid opening time will be rejected. Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bidding, or to exercise any other right or action provided by statute. Women’s and minority enterprises are encouraged to submit bids. For information or questions regarding this project, please contact Joe Onley at: jonley@popud.org. Published in The Newport Miner March 7, 2012. (5)

_________________ 201283 NOTICE Of APPLICATION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on February 28, 2012, receive a complete Joint Aquatic Resources permit Application from Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), and did on March 05, 2012 issue a Determination of Completeness for installation of fiber optic cable in Pend Oreille County. (FILE No. SSDP-12-006), Location: Hwy 20 Tonasket to Tiger, Hwy 31 Ione to Tiger, and Hwy 20 Tiger to Jared Rd. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant and a DNS was issued by NoaNet on January 09, 2012. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be CONTINUED ON 7B


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Selkirk Little Guy Wrestling fires up IONE – Selkirk Little Guy Wrestling has fired up its 2012 season with the completion of the high school wrestling season and the return of the coaching staff led by Rob Hoffman. Competition began in Mead

Saturday, Feb. 25, with the team’s participation in the Big Cat Battle, a non-league Folkstyle tournament. Regular league tournaments will be every Saturday in March, featuring the home tournament at

Selkirk High School March 31. SLGW’s annual fundraising event will be at Ken’s Bar and Grill in Ione, March 3, following the tournament in Springdale. Raffle tickets are currently available.

Courtesy photo|Melissa Haney

Little Guys start their season The 2012 season has begun for the Newport Little Guy Wrestlers. Fifty-two kids signed up. Many kids started early and participated in the Big Cat Battle Feb. 25 and had great success. Officially, Washington Little Guys League tournaments began March 3 holding five tournaments throughout Eastern Washington every Saturday for five weeks and the Jason Crawford Memorial state tournament April 7. The Grizzlies attended their first tournament hosted by the Springdale March 3.

|| s p o r t s GIRLS BASKETBALL 1B Girls State Tournament At Spokane Arena

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March 3 Cusick 66, Neah Bay 77

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March 1 Cusick 45, Sunnyside Christian 50 March 2 Cusick 73, Northwest Yeshiva 45

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lel bars, high bar, and all around. Judea Stigall took second on vault and third place allaround. Tristan Wandler took first place on each event and first all around. The three boys placed second as a team. Score 10 kids are working hard to qualify for state, coaches said. Their next meet is in Missoula, Mont., March 9-11.

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Feb. 29 Lucky Ladies Team Won Lost Turtles 62 38 Country Lane 56.5 43.5 River Gals 54.5 45.5 Duck’s Chicks 51 49 Golden Girls 46 54 Morning Glories 30 70 High game scratch: Laura O’Brien 220. High series scratch: Laura O’Brien 554. High team score handicap: Country Lane 822. High team series: Country Lane 2,353. Splits: Shirley Ownbey 2-7, Carol Becks 3-10, 6-7-10, Esther Wilkinson 5-7, 6-7-10, Kim Rusho 2-4-6-7, Marcia York 5-10, Barb Mix 3-10, Jan Allison 3-10, 2-7.

Wednesday Night Loopers Team Won Lost H & D Diesel 411 264 Club Rio 372 301 Timber Room 369.5 305.5 Action Auto 359 313 McCroskey Defense 356 319 McCroskey Atty @ Law 341.5 333.5 OK Lanes 329 346 High scratch game: Adam Hastings 259. High handicap game: Adam Hastings 284. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 617. High handicap series: Adam Hastings 670. High team scratch game: McCroskey Atty @ Law 983. High handicap game: McCroskey Atty @ Law 1,072. High team scratch series: McCroskey Atty @ Law 2,716. High handicap series: Timber Room 3,084. Splits: Nathan Rodriguez 2-7, Esther Wilkinson 3-6-7-10.

March 1 Thursday Nighters Team Club Rio Pooch Parlor Country Lane OK Lanes Wilkinson Rental Wanna Bees Plain Nasty’s 4 Amigos OH $#!+

Courtesy photo|Rebecca Mirabal

Chase Miller is in the grips of Cody Hoffman. Hoffman has wrestled since age 3 and this is his final year wrestling for Selkirk Little Guy Wrestling.

Won Lost 62 38 58.5 41.5 54 46 53 47 47 53 44 56 42 58 39.5 60.5

High score game: Duane Jones 227, Shirley Ownbey 201. High handicap game: Floyd Degele 249, Shirley Ownbey 256. High score series: Duane Jones 583, Shirley Ownbey 505. High handicap series: Pinky Ownbey 656, Shirley Ownbey 670. Splits: Shirley Ownbey 3-10, Evie Logan 5-6-10, Cathy Norenberg 2-7, Gene Spooner 2-4-10, Gordon Batsch 4-7-9, Rod Hilden 5-10, Esther Wilkinson 4-5.

March 2 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Lost O.K. Lanes 65.5 38.5 Gutter Gang 56 48 Weber Enterprises 56 48 Timber Room 54.5 49.5 EZ-Rider 50 54 Party of Four 48.5 55.5 Cusick Tavern 43.5 60.5 Screamin for Ice Cream 42 62 High game scratch: Timber Room 728. High handicap game team: OK Lanes 874. High scratch series: Timber Room 2,045. High handicap series: Weber Enterprises 2,511. High scratch game: Rod Hilden 238, Laura O’Brien 186. High handicap game: Rod Hilden 273, Joette Hilzer 237. High scratch series: Rod Hilden 588, Laura O’Brien 524. High handicap series: Rod Hilden 693, Pat Shields 637. Splits: Sharon Smith 5-10, Jim Goss 3-10, Jim Loveridge 5-7, Joette Hilzer 5-6, 5-6.

Hunters have until March 31 to apply for multiple-season permits OLYMPIA – Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2012 multiple-season permit in Washington, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field. In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will randomly draw names for 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multipleseason elk permits. Winners of the drawing will be eligible to purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modernfirearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2012. Winners who purchase the multiple-season elk tag by Aug. 31 can participate in general elk-hunting season in both eastern and western Washington. Winners also may apply for any weapon type deer or elk special

permit. “This is a great opportunity for hunters to extend their hunting season this fall,” said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW. “Rather than having to choose one hunting method over another, hunters drawn for a multipleseason permit who purchase the tag can participate in multiple seasons.” Ware noted that the tags can only be used during general seasons and in game management units that are open during a modern firearm, muzzleloader, or archery general season. For example, winners may not hunt during the muzzleloader general season in an area that is not open for the muzzleloader general season. Also, hunters can apply only once for each species and are limited to harvesting one deer or elk. Hunters may purchase a multiple-season permit application at

an authorized license dealer, listed at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/ vendors/, or by calling 866-2469453. The permit application is $6 for residents and $100 for nonresidents. A 2012 hunting license is not required to submit an application, but winners of the drawing must purchase one before they can purchase a multiple-season tag. Hunting licenses and multiseason tags can be purchased from local license dealers, on the Internet (http://fishhunt.dfw. wa.gov/) or by calling 866-2469453. Including transaction fees, multiple-season deer or elk tags cost $182.00 for residents and nonresidents. This figure does not include the cost of an annual hunting license. For more information, visit WDFW’s website at http://wdfw. wa.gov/, or call the licensing department at 360-902-2464.

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ed NW Yeshiva 55-20, and everyone on the Cusick team got to play for at least 12 minutes. Heinen scored 25 points and Caytlin Nenema added 10. In their final game of the tournament, Cusick lost to Neah Bay 77-66. “They shot extremely well,” Seymour said. “We shot well too,” but it wasn’t enough. Neah Bay had five players in double-digits. Heinen scored 23 and Lauren Nelson scored 12 for Cusick. Haley Adams and Montgomery each scored nine. Colton took first in the tournament and Panorama League team Columbia finished second. Almira-Coulee/Hartline, Neah Bay and Sunnyside Christian rounded out the top five.

Courtesy photo|Dennis Merritt

Volunteers practice ice rescues South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue conducted annual ice rescue refresher training Saturday, March 3, at Wilderness Lake. The ice was approximately 10 inches thick at the point that it was drilled. Sacheen Lake had about the same thickness. There is a lot of variation this time of year as the warmer temperatures create rapid changes in thickness. It is a very dangerous time to be out on the ice, volunteers said. Ice rescue equipment and trained responders are staged throughout the county, at Diamond Lake, Sacheen Lake, Dalkena and in the Ione fire stations. Call 911 immediately if you detect a need for an ice rescue crew.

|| continued from 6b examined by the public between 8:00 am & 4:30 pm at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4 th, Newport, WA 99156, (509)447-4821. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than March 22, 2012. Required permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Substantial Shoreline Development

Permit (Pend Oreille County), Federal Permit (Army Corps) Dated: March 05, 2012 Published in The Newport Miner March 7 and 14, 2012. (5-2)

________________ 201284 PEND OREILLE COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD Notice of Hearing The POC Weed Board will hold two hearings at a special meeting, Wednes-

day, March 21, 2012, at 4.15 pm and 4.30 in the Weed Board Office in the County Courthouse Annex. The purpose of the first hearing is to review and accept testimony for the adoption process of the 2012 County Noxious Weed List. Anyone wishing to review the state list or the proposed county list may request a copy from the Weed Board Office (447-2402 or PO Box 5085; Newport, WA 99156-5085 or ssorby@pendoreille. org or fax, 447-6477) or view them on our website,

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http://www.pendoreilleco. org/county/weed.asp. We will gather and consider testimony for Class A, Bdesignate and new weeds to the State Weed Board hearing for the 2013 State Noxious Weed List, to be held in November. The purpose of the second hearing is to open, review and accept bids for herbicide procurement. Published in The Newport Miner March 7 and 14, 2012. (5-2)

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201285 Notice of Application Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on Feb. 26, 2012 receive a complete preliminary short plat application submitted by Sam Nicholas involving the division of 1.35 acres into 2 lots, one of .65 acres +/- and one of .70 acres +/-. Location: 42 Riverside, Ione WA 99139; Within Sec.06, T37N, R43EWM. This project is located within the town limits of Ione. Any person desiring

to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Community Development Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted to the County no later than March. 22, 2012, after which a final administrative decision will be made.

Dated: Mar. 02, 2012 Publish: Mar. 07, 2012 Published in The Newport Miner March 7, 2012. (5)

________________ 201286 PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Cusick has declared the following vehicle to be surplus and is accepting sealed bids. 1942 International Fire Truck; includes a ladder, hose and small water tank.

The vehicle is intact and runs. Call (509)991-9263 to view by appointment at 111 First Street, Cusick. Minimum bids of $1,000.00 or higher can be mailed to Town of Cusick, PO Box 263 Cusick WA 99119. Sealed bids will be opened on April 3rd and accepted by Council at the April 9th Council Meeting. Published in The Newport Miner March 7 and 14, 2012. (5-2)


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services and education funding. “If we ever want to get ahead of our budget crises, our state needs wholesale government reform and a budget that reflects our commitment to sustainable governing,” Tom said. Murray said the gap between the two sides right now is vast and there is residual anger from Friday’s maneuver. “Why would we help them pass a budget that we believe, some of it, basically violates our values on education, on health care, on helping those most in need,” said Murray, the chair of the Ways and Means Committee. “We are Democrats. We are willing to cut programs, but we are not willing to simply declare war on the poor, and that’s what the human services part of that budget is.” According to nonpartisan staff, the adopted Senate budget would cut $44 million from K-12 education, $30 million from higher education and $427 million from healthcare and other human services but leave $502 million in reserves. Murray’s proposal would have addressed the budget shortfall while preserving education funding and cutting just $170 million from healthcare and other human services, though it would have left only $369 million in reserves and employed the deferred payment plan. That proposal had been unable to make it out of the Ways and Means Committee and would not have had the votes necessary to pass the floor, Zarelli said. The House supplemental budget, HB 2127, which passed 53-45 on Feb. 29, also utilizes the $330 million apportionment delay as well as a $75 million levy equalization shift, but cuts $7 million from K-12 education, $51 million from higher education and $227 million from healthcare and other human services. As it stands now, the two budgets must be negotiated between the chambers, a process that is yet to really heat up, according to House Ways and Means Committee chair Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, who led the budget process through his committee. Sheldon said he thinks the apportionment delay is a nonstarter in negotiations. Murray suggested that a change to preferential tax rates is one option for a budget that would avoid many of the Senate budget’s cuts and get rid of the apportionment delay. However, it would require a two-thirds majority to pass. “One of the things you could do to replace apportionment is maybe close a couple hundred million dollars in tax exemptions,” Murray said. “That’s compromise.” “We’ll provide most of those votes, they’ll have to provide a few of those votes,” he said, reflecting on a need for bipartisan support to proceed. Hunter said there’s still a long way to go before anything gets finalized. “I’m a little bit in a wait-andsee mode,” he said. “We’re still doing a lot of analysis to try and think about what are the longterm implications of some of the things that [Zarelli] proposes. Zarelli, Murray and Hunter agree that getting the budget onto the governor’s desk prior to the March 8 deadline is possible, though not a guarantee.

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