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NEWPORT – Crews at Box Canyon Dam have been gearing up for the fi rst new turbine that is to be installed there over the next year. But the unit is behind schedule at the manufacturer, and the project may have to be delayed a year.
Timing is critical for installing the massive new unit. The current schedule has it complete W E B E X T R A : by March DOWNLOAD THE 15, 2010. CONSULTANT’S The turbine turbine report on needs to be in operathe scheduling concerns at The tion by the Miner Online. time spring melt starts causing high flows in the Pend Oreille River. If the turbine is
A northern pike ﬁshery is growing in the Pend Oreille River. Two ﬁshing tournaments are held on the river a year.
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Verizon sells out of this area Frontier will take over in Pend Oreille and Bonner counties BY YOUSSEF SLEIMAN OF THE MINER
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SPOKANE – Northern pike are becoming a successful sport fishery in the Pend Oreille River, and tournaments are being held a couple times a year. Most recently, Keith Hoffman of Gone Fishin’ Lure Co. of Spokane, held a tournament April 18-19 at Box Canyon Dam. He said it was a partial success, but the weather wasn’t as warm as he had hoped. Hoffman said he held the tournament not to make a profit, but to raise money to put into research of northern pike on the river. “Until the research is done, we won’t have regulations implemented on pike in the river,”
accounts. The historic departure of Verizon Communications’ residential service from Newport, Priest River, Priest Lake and Sandpoint – as well as 10 other states – will transition ownership to Connecticut-based Frontier Communications. In 1997, the federal government created the Universal Service Fund to tax urban service
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“Until the research is done, we won’t have regulations implemented on pike in the river.” Keith Hoffman Gone Fishin’ Lure Co.
he said. “I would like to see a trophy fishery preserved for many years to come. If managed properly, a trophy fishery for pike as well as the other highly targeted fish in the river is possible.” The tournament consisted of 15 anglers and six people serving as judges, two of which were biologists from the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.
Several fish were hooked but only two were landed. The water had warmed enough to put the fish in the spawn, Hoffman said, making them nearly impossible to catch, especially using artificial lures only. The winning fish went to Ryan Quaintance. It measured 25 inches. The other fish caught was even smaller at 22 inches, by Hoffman’s grandfather Tom McManus. Hoffman said he plans to hold the tournament again next year, at a later date to avoid spawning. He said this was a learning year, and he’ll take what he learned and use it next year. Fishing on the Pend Oreille River is open year-round, but a license is required from the state you are fishing in.
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SANDPOINT – Bonner County’s primary election is Tuesday, May 25, with polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only those candidates who are running against others in their same party will be on the ballot. The winner of the primary for each party will then face an opponent from the other parties in November. (See candidate interviews starting on page 9A.) There are no Democratic primary elections this year for
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Bonner County. Three county positions will be on the May 25 ballot. Three Republicans are running for commissioner, District 3, and three are running for commissioner, District 2. District 2 covers the west side of Bonner County, including Priest River, Priest Lake and Laclede. District 3 covers the northern part of the county, north of Sandpoint, Hope and Clark Fork. However, the entire county is eligible to vote for each position. Two Republicans are running for assessor and treasurer. No
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PRIEST RIVER – Spring is here and vegetable growing season can commence. The city of Priest River is taking applications to reserve plots at the new Priest River Community Garden, located on Cedar Street, across from city hall. Fencing is up and the garden is taking shape. The irrigation system will be installed, and garden beds
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PRIEST RIVER – Results from the West Bonner County School District’s supplemental levy election, held Tuesday, will be posted to The Miner Online Wednesday morning. The district asked voters for a $1,499,813 supplemental levy to help support district functions such as resources officers, extra curricular activities, field trips and library operations. The district is in need of supplemental funding because of state cutbacks and a decline in enrollment. Results will be posted under Hot News, on the upper left-hand side of www. PendOreilleRiverValley.com.
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For the past five years, Paradise Amusements of Libby, Mont., has provided the carnival at the rodeo, but the contract was up last year. Livingston said he tried to renew the contract by writing a letter to owner Sherry McKay. McKay told The
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Pristine, timbe red 46Following Pend Memorial Day events in north acres will be a service at the Oldnear Usk, Washington May Oreille County will be held Sunday, town . Bridge. Approximately 12:15-12:30 Year-round 24. Services at the Ione Riverside Cem-Waterfallp.m., and the group will be at the Kalispel Creekthere ! Frontwill etery begin at noon. Following, s pavedIndian road, Reservation, performing a service ct buildiand Cemetery be a service at the MetalinePerfe rst at the north cemetery, then at the ng site!fiGrea t cemetery. Afterwards, a service Owne lunch will. folthe Metaline Falls Bridge. A r terms Offers south accep $ ted in Metaline luncheon will be held at the Legion low at the American Legion and 199,9 Aug 21-26 00 00 Cash GI Joe Falls. www.nwlands .com • 509-671post in Cusick. Coming Soon Monday, May 25, American Legion Flags and -169 1 will be removed from the Newport G-Force Time Trave Cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday. CHAD ler’s Wife Veterans of Foreign Wars members, along
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Finn by Mark MINER EXTRA Twain. On Sept. 5 from Tuesday, Sept. 1-4 p.m., when 29, the topic he will be on will be Thore August 19, 2009 au’s Walden. the grounds ber of Comm to demonstrat The Great Gatsb BY JANELLE ATYEO cut. erce: e his personal y by F. Scott - Riverbank Resta 8 a.m. style of oil painti Fitzgerald will OF THE MINER She said there will likely be be the subje ng on overurant Presorted Standar ct sized canva Priest River on Oct. 13. Their d | US Postage Paid no increase in salariesNewpor for the sses. Food Bank: Eyes Were 9 a.m. to 12:30 Watching God Other upcom WED., AUG. 19 NEWPORT – Though the next two years, and the offit,ceWA | Permit No. 18 | ECRWWS p.m. - Priest ing demby Zora Neale Rotar y Club: River Senior onstrations at Hurston will Center Washington State University may not receive its allocation be discussed 7:15 a.m. the gallery Joy in the Morn include photo - Oldtown Rotary on Oct. 27, and graphy on announced a proposal to cut for postage and bulk mailing. ing: 9-11 the series Park Newport TOPS a.m. - Priest copper by Kay will conclude River Southern on Nov. 10 Langlund and : 9 a.m. $3.14 million from the extenPend Oreille extension currentstantonh@realesta Baptist Churc jewelry by Moniq - Newport Eagles with the Short h Stories of temarketplc.com ue Lott on sion program in order to deal ly has a $2,800 annual budget at the Story Time Mothers of Aug. 22. Ernest Hemi Newport for Ages 2-5: Preschoole ngway. with state budget reductions, for mailing. The office sends nter. rs: Realtor 11-11:30 a.m. 10 a.m. - Priest Books are availa The Miner Extra - Priest River River Asble at o will the Pend Oreille County branch out three quarterly newsletis an “extra Library ‘COWBOY FROM sembly of God both the Priest Gem State Miner shopping editio Church River and THE SOUL’ ursday n”large newspaper ters: the 4-H Pipeline, Gardenis snot any publiscuts. Pend Oreill Story Time Blanchard branc T.J. Casey “Mon hed by The for expecting e River Arts all the News, for Ages 2-5: Miner. Subsc tana’s Singh librarwill Letters to ribeDiggings, “We’re fi ne,” extension agent ing and for Alliance: 11 ing Cowboy” 11-11:30 a.m. ies. For more to The Newp Editor, Sportsin Pend, a.m. - Variou will perform information - Blanchard ort Cover age and partners s Locations at the Cutter Janet Lambarth said, adding which extension with Miner or Library call the Priest Classiﬁed Ads Theatre in River Library 509-447-2433. ed by Duplicate Bridg Pinochle: 1 Metaline Falls at 208-448-22 that the 4-H program is part the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. p.m. - Priest Thursday, Aug. 07 or the e: 12:30 er of p.m. - Hospi 27 at 7:30 p.m. River Senior Blanchard Librar SEE EXTENSION, 2A of extension and should not be tality House Center y at 208in Priest River Newport 437-0801. Casey descri Animal Resbes himself as pure cowb cue: 6 p.m. oy, with a long 1710 Ninth history of life St., Priest River ENTRE E GALLE Pizza & Pasta •Calzon spent RY e • in Salad the Bar • Sandwiches • Video le Northern Panh saddle worki The Entree Galler Games & More! ng on ranches andle y at Coobout lin Bay throughout the Green Party is currently show : 6 p.m. American d With the purc West. For Casey - Friends Meeti ing “Expressions hase of LG or ng House in , the music In Color,” Not vaild with o springs from Sandpoint featuring the XLG Pizza any other offer. the powerful dramatic oil One be resigned will not replaced coupo t’s n per person York Rite Freem oral history of paintings of Newpo 509-44 internationally the cowboy’s asonr y: 7-2500 and one staff per visit next schoolrtyear, is stories, poem 6:30 p.m. - Spirit recognized wildlif s and songs. Lake e artist member had hours reduced. Temple Terry Lee, whos The Sagebrush e work can CowNotices went out to staff Pend Oreill boyography be found in e Rock and Association in prominent BY JANELLE ATYEO Friday, May 15. One full-time Sheridan, Wyo., Gem Club: 7 galleries, and • WELL DRILLI p.m. - 508 in private describes NG Casey as a “high Quail Loop and corporate OF THE MINER teacher in the high school was • PUMPS collections energy • WATER TREAT Alcoholics Anon entertainer with throughout the laid off. MINER PHOTO|ROSEMARY DANIEL MENT world. a complete ymous: 7 repertoire of p.m. - Hospi The show, which METALINE – Amidst funding “Once the budget is finalized Serving you from tality House cowboy humo runs in r, songs and poem Newport through the cuts and declining enrollment, Not vaild with I am hoping the funding will Colville & Spoka end of the s.” Cutter any other offer. ne Theatre direct season, highli One coupo the Selkirk School District be there to rehire this staff ors said they ghts Lee’s imn per person per visit Newport 509-447-2500 are proud to pressionistic (1-800) 533-6518 THU R., AUG. present such style of broad person,” superintendent Nancy has laid off one full-time and 20 Newport/O an experienced sweeping stroke www.foglepu ldtow and s and layers Lotze said. Two one part-time teacher. of Selkirk students performed in the 22nd annual Puttin’ on the Ritz at Selkirk High pop music, Buddy Holly, played by Lance Daniel, left. Also performing are Miles n Cham profes mp.co m sional perfor of bold color, Lic. # FOGLE mer for resulting in PS095L SEE SELKIRK, 2A teachers who either retired or to one4 of the pioneers School Daniel on drums and Mike Filler on bass guitar. your Saturday, May 16. This year’s theme played tribute entertainme intense light nt. and shadow. Comfortable, His use of large Two local restau canvasses rants, Granny’s in Metal and vivid color Affordable create a ine and Ken’s Grill & strong sense Diamond Lake Bar in Ione, will of energy and 237 S. Washingto be serving a movement, often n Ave. special pre-pe home, Knott causing rformance dinne gallery visitor ALL AG Not vaild with s to stop in r. Contact any other offer. Road! Great Memorial Day services No carnival for the rodeo yet them individ mid-sentence The nmeetwith Boy and Girl Scouts will raise flags at Miner that because she had notESheard publicperson garden in Priest River. One coupo per visit ually for prices per when they Newport 509-44 condition, and reservations come upon his NEWPORT – The Newport/Oldtown from the chamber and didn’t have a the Newport Cemetery at 8 a.m. Services ing will be 6 p.m. at city hall. 7-2500 PIZZA • PASTA held throughout area work. . Tickets for the Visitors at the Garage, Timbered, will start at the Evergreen Cemetery inCALZONE Chamber of Commerce is searching for contract, she booked another event for Two property owners will allow the city concert are Coolin galFenced! Close, Privile $15 and may lery will have We NEWPORT – Local veterans’ organiza10:30 a carnival for the Newport Rodeo, to be to use their land in the city as public garPriest River at 10 a.m. At about that weekend. The chamber is responsible ES to ged access are looking to Diamond Lake Beach be reserved an opportunity 9 p.m. SANDWICH by give back to $ calling the Cutter to meet Lee 219,900 00a.m., the DayClub. services services will be held at the Newport Asabou of Tuesday, executive and harvest tions are planning Memorial held June 26-27. den, where people can plant for the carnival and other outside booth Ask M on Saturday, comm at 509id Cash unity t night our Fundraise . 446-4108. r Opportunit calls to honor fallen American troops. Cemetery. director Dave Livingston said he had space at the rodeo. The Newport Rodeo their own fruits and vegetables. Anyone
he Newport Miner is a paid circulation newspaper mailed every Wednesday to subscribers in Pend Oreille County, Washington. The Gem State Miner is mailed to subscribers in west Bonner County, Idaho. There are over 13,000 readers of these two publications. The Miner Extra is an “Extra Edition” with Events and Shopping mailed free to every mailbox reaching over 22,000 readers.
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Democrats are running for those positions, though write-in candidates could still decide to run. Three Republicans are running for District 2 commissioner, including incumbent Joe Young. Mike Nielsen and Patty “Douglas” Palmer are also running. On the Democratic ticket, former commissioner Brian Orr is running. Three Republicans are running for the District 3 commissioner seat, including incumbent Lewis Rich. Gene Brown and Russell Schenck are also running. Mel Davis is running on the Demo-
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