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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Volume 111, Number 3 | 2 Sections, 16 Pages


County supports schools in levy election BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County residents voted in favor of the school district Maintenance and Operations levies, Tuesday, Feb. 11, with more than 47.39 percent of registered voters returning ballots for the Cusick, Newport and Selkirk levies.

‘I think it kind of sends the message how the community feels about their schools and what the teachers are doing.’ Dave Smith

Newport School District

Newport Superintendent

The Newport School District was holding a three-year M&O levy, with 1,415 votes or 63.42 percent in favor to 816 votes or 36.58 percent against. This will replace the current levy that expires at the end of the year and collection on this new levy will begin January 2015. “I think it kind of sends the message how the community feels about their schools and what the teachers are doing,” Superintendent Dave Smith said. He said he is very appreciative to have gotten the levy

passed during his first year in the school district. “Everybody is excited,” Smith said. “We are very, very, very appreciative to our community.” The district asked for more than $1.6 million for 2015, more than $1.65 million for 2016 and more than $1.7 million for 2017. The levy will add about $3.97 per month in taxes on a $200,000 home or SEE LEVY, 2A

Newport aerospace plant soaring

Planning commission approves moto-cross

C&D Zodiac adding jobs without Boeing’s new plane BY FRED WILLENBROCK




NEWPORT – With all the hype recently from Boeing’s new plane and billion dollar order book, it would seem logical some of it would spill over on Newport’s aerospace manufacturing plant. But last week they said no Boeing work and that’s fine because they are soaring to new sales and staff levels by supplying their growing company’s plants around the world. Two years ago C&D Zodiac, located behind McDonalds, had about 85 employees and last week they were at 100, said Natalie Osborne, plant manager with an official title of Newport Value Stream Manager. She ‘We have a great says they plan to add another 50 in three years but thinks workforce, low that will occur sooner because of the many acquisitions the turnover.’ international parent company based in France, Zodiac AeroNatalie Osborne space, has made. Manager, C&D Zodiac At this time, they have four shifts working around the clock, seven days a week, filling orders from around the world. They do supply the Triumph plant in Spokane for their work on Bombardier planes, Osborne said. Triumph, in a plant formerly owned by Boeing, has among other clients Bombardier in Canada. Bombardier manufactures a large range SEE ZODIAC, 2A

CUSICK – At their Feb. 11 meeting, the Pend Oreille County Planning Commission, on a split vote, conditionally approved a motocross track located in the central part of the county.

‘The main concerns were noise, traffic and dust.’ Mike Lithgow

Community Development Director


Zodiac honeycomb core saw operator Matt Cooper cuts the large honeycomb cubes into the correct thickness so Zodiac can ship the pieces off to companies who turn the material into overhead bins and flooring in airplanes. This is the newest department added to the Zodiac facility in Newport.

Escaped inmate still on the loose OF THE MINER



Bill would allow land swaps for cottage sites


NEWPORT – An inmate who climbed over three razor wire topped fences to escape the Pend Oreille County Jail Wednesday, Feb. 12 and run away barefoot and bleeding was still loose on Tuesday, according to Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim. “We’re still getting tips, so that’s encouraging,” he said. Botzheim said this was the first time inmates had been allowed in the recreation yard for several weeks because of the cold weather. One of the immediate changes that came as a result of the escape is that inmates will not be allowed in the recreation yard without direct supervision, Botzheim said. Inmates are supposed to get at least three

“The main concerns were noise, traffic and dust,” Pend Oreille County Community Development Director Mike Lithgow said. He said getting

Keogh sponsors bill to help cottage site leasees at Priest Lake BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER


This is the last razor wire fence on the Newport school district property side scaled by an inmate who escaped the Pend Oreille County Jail Wednesday, Feb. 12. The inmate, Ryan A. Apling, 29, of Newport was cut in the escape. He ran off barefoot and bloody and has not been caught, although authorities continue to get tips.

BOISE – Six Senators are sponsoring a bill to amend the existing Idaho law on exchanges for state endowment lands that could help cottage site leasees at Priest Lake hold onto their land. Sen. Shawn Keogh, R-Sandpoint, and five others are sponsoring S1277 that would clarify law to uphold ConSEE EXCHANGE, 8A

B R I E F LY High school principal leaving Newport NEWPORT – Newport High School will be under the direction of a new principal next school year as current principal Dennis Matson resigns to take a job in Walla Walla, Wash., heading up a new technical education school program in the middle of the state. “It’s the opportunity for me to take over a new skills center they are building,” Matson said. He said this is a continuation of what he loves about being a principal, helping students develop technical skills to further their opportunities for the future. Superintendent Dave Smith thanked Matson for his four years of service during the special meeting of the board of

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directors Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the high school. Matson said the highlight of being in Newport was developing programs to meet a variety of needs for the students. He said he is hopeful to expand the new program in the Walla Walla Public Schools in the same manner he has expanded Newport.

Newport loses power, caused by pole fire NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District reports a pole fire made all the residents of Newport lose power Sunday, Feb. 16 from 4-6 a.m. The fire killed the power coming from the Pine Street Substation, which supplies the city of 5B-6B

Newport with power. Eileen Dugger, Contracts and Public Information Officer, said area residents resumed normal power by 6 a.m. A faulty cutout on the power line caused the fire. A cutout is the part of the line that reduces surging once a fuse blows.

Norovirus as persistent as flu HAYDEN – The flu virus gets all the attention this time of year, but the Panhandle Health District warns of norovirus, which is responsible locally for at least as many illnesses this




















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winter. The norovirus attacks the gastrointestinal system causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, usually for one to three days. “It’s not limited to cruise ships and nursing homes,” says Jeff Lee, R.N., an epidemiologist at the Panhandle Health District. “It spreads in schools, businesses, assisted living facilities, in families. It’s another reason to consistently wash your hands, especially after us-

ing the restroom and before handling food.” Norovirus is a common bug that spreads easily and quickly. When infected people vomit explosively, droplets spread through the air, exposing everyone around them. People pick up the virus on commonly touched surfaces. “Regular household cleaners are not effective on norovirus,” Lee says. “It requires a bleach solution.” Anyone cleaning up after a person sick with norovirus should wear gloves,

a mask and eye protection in case of splashes. Contaminated surfaces should be cleaned with a solution of 1/3 cup bleach to one gallon of water. The solution should stay on the contaminated surface for 10 minutes and then be rinsed with clean water. Lee recommends people infected try to drink clear liquids to avoid dehydration and stay home to avoid infecting others. For more information on norovirus, visit PHD’s website at

StoneRidge applies for subdivision SANDPOINT – Another subdivision is planned at StoneRidge Golf Course. The Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a request to subdivide 7.2 acres into 28 lots ranging in size from .15 to .23 acres, and a common open space. A hearing is set for Thursday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Bonner County Administration

Building, 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint. The property is zoned Recreation and is located in Section 20, Township 54 North, Range 5 West, B.M. Comments can be sent to the Bonner County Planning Department, 1500 Highway 2, Suite 208, Sandpoint ID, 83864, faxed to 208-265-1463 or emailed to planning@co.bonner.


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LEVY: Levy for Newport will include counselor salaries FROM PAGE 1

about $47.64 per year. The district plans to spend the levy on a resource officer, which will be an armed deputy or law enforcement officer that works at all three schools. Also part of the levy for Newport will be the salaries for full-time counselors at the middle and elementary schools. Currently, there is a counselor at each school, neither holding a full-time position. The levy will rectify that and make them both full-time positions. Extra curricular activities, including sports, are never funded by the state, district business manager Tom Crouch said. The district has budgeted $396,165 for extra curricular activities from levy funds, including the bus to take students home after they participate in an after-school program. More than $294,588 will be put toward upgrading technology for the district. This would include software, licensing, classroom technology and support services.

Cusick School District The Cusick School District was holding a three-year $393,000 M&O levy and voters approved the levy 475 votes to 176 votes or 72.96 to 27.04 percent. This will replace the current levy that expires at the end of 2014. Collection for this levy will begin January 2015. Superintendent Don Hawpe said trust is an important part of the levy process and he is

grateful the community showed trust in the district. “I feel like our community really stepped up,” Hawpe said. The levy will remain at $393,000 for each of the three years, however, the dollar amounts decrease for the taxpayers each year. The first year, $1.20 would be collected in 2015 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Owners of property assessed at $100,000 would pay $120 annually. The 2016 amount decreases to $1.19 per $1,000 assessed property value and decreases again in 2017 to $1.17 per $1,000 assessed value. “We took an approach of a conservative one percent each year,” Hawpe said. Hawpe said the funds would maintain the current school schedules and provide materials and textbooks for academic success. The funds would be used for the driver-training course and costs to maintain the vehicle. With the levy, the district states it can maintain a driver’s education program for about $180 per student, compared to the alternate programs in Newport and Spokane that average $400 per student. The levy will help pay for the Central Washington University Cornerstone Program, which allows students to take college courses while still attending high school. Funds would be used to support the athletic programs. Cusick does not charge a participation fee to play sports because levy dollars are used for basic equipment needs, officials,

replacement uniforms and other sports related items. “We’ve been very fiscally sound,” Hawpe said. “People support kids here.”

Selkirk School District The Selkirk School District will continue operations as normal with the passing of its three-year M&O levy. North county residents voted 444 to 302, or 59.52 percent in favor to 40.48 percent opposed. Selkirk currently collects $2 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The replacement levy for 2015-2017 is estimated at $2.05 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. This will raise Selkirk more than $550,000 annually. On a $100,000 home in the Selkirk district, the increase would be $5 per year. “It’s just maintaining what we have,” Superintendent Nancy Lotze said during an earlier interview. “It pays for the things there are no state and federal funds for.” Lotze said the state and matching funds has decreased in past years. Selkirk pays more than $25,000 for part of transportation costs and more than $70,000 for food service costs in levy funds. More than $140,000 per year will go to athletics and activities programs. “The state only provides about 75 percent of funding,” Lotze said. “That’s about an average for school districts across the state.” Lotze could not be reached for comment following the levy passing Tuesday, Feb. 11.

ZODIAC: Located worldwide on 98 sites including Newport FROM PAGE 1

of regional and business aircraft including the Learjet and Canadair. But their growth is coming from supplying the raw materials for the composites that make up airplane interiors to other Zodiac plants around the world. The French company that owns the Newport plant, which is a satellite of operations in Marysville, Wash., has been on an aerospace company-buying spree for several years. One of those plants keeping them busy is in the Czech Republic, Osborne said. Osborne said last week corporate leaders were in Newport, including some from France, to take a look at the 67,750-square-foot plant that started aerospace work in 1997. Last week Osborne was proud to announce that the plant had also successfully completed some stringent certifications required by the industry to supply parts for commercial airplanes. Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aeronautical equipment and systems designed for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and spacecraft. Zodiac Aerospace has 30,000 employees worldwide, and brought in sales revenue of $3.4 billion in 2011/2012 through its five business segments: Zodiac Cabin & Structures, Zodiac Galleys & Equipment, Zodiac Seats, Zodiac Aerosafety and Zodiac Aircraft Systems. Zodiac Aerospace is located worldwide on 98 sites including Newport. The company has followed a strategy of acquisitions over the last 30 years, enabling it to build world-leading positions in various niche markets from electronics to commercial airplane interiors, including seats. The Marine division that made the Zodiac name famous was sold in 2007, enabling Zodiac to focus on growth and development in

aerospace businesses. Mike Pound is the new general manager of the Marysville and Newport operations replacing Mike Stohl, who was promoted to another Zodiac company in Washington. The heart of the Newport plant’s value to Zodiac is still the machine that adds resins to synthetic fabric. The 60-foot-long machine stands about 10 feet high. Another machine presses the honeycomb material made in Marysville between layers of the synthetic fabric they make into strong, lightweight flat panels. Each costs about $1,000. The Newport plant primarily makes the two raw composite materials and adhesives that are shipped around the world to other factories that shape them into airplane interior parts. The final work is done at other plants so Newport crews can concentrate on the growing raw materials demand. The lightweight and extremely strong composites are a key component to the new planes for many reasons, including fuel savings. Osborne said they are using the 67,750 square feet of space but have moved some work stations around so they can continue to expand. The former office area of the Keytronic keyboard plant on the second floor is now being used by Zodiac as a high tech training facility for staff. Osborne said they use the state Work Source office for hiring. “We have a great workforce,” Osborne said. “Low turnover.” The aerospace industry has been on a steady rise since the dramatic decline after Sept. 11, 2001. The Newport plant was down to 26 employees. The company has a wide range of pay, depending on experience. They don’t release payroll information. They do have some jobs starting close to Washington’s minimum wage. There are some workers that are getting their first jobs just out

of high school or trade school. But Osborne said they are now hiring some for more experienced professional positions and have mid level supervisors in the growing staff. They ship their products from Newport by truck and shipping containers for overseas and around the country. When C&D first came to Newport, C&D Interiors, which was part of a company owned by several partners, called their Washington companies Aerocell and Northwest Composites. They purchased the 10 acres and 67,750-square-foot building from Pend Oreille County in 1997 and made it a satellite plant of Aerocell in Marysville. They had been leasing and storing equipment in a portion of the building before that. The county had purchased the building from the Keytronic Corporation after a few failed attempts by others to utilize the building for manufacturing. The county used it for temporary offices while they remodeled. A group of local business leaders recruited the company to Newport. Managing partner Joe Moran had a vision of small satellite plants around the country, and eventually the world, to manufacture commercial airplane interiors. At the time of expanding to Newport, he had said each plant should have only about 200 to 300 employees with a professional looking building that had space to grow, should contracts become available. In a sale finalized in July of 2006, C&D Aerospace, formerly C&D Interiors was purchased by France-based Zodiac for $600 million. The line of pre-impregnated unidirectional fiberglass produced at C&D Aerocell and other C&D subsidiaries joined Zodiac’s growing division of airline equipment manufacturers. The company provides materials including structural adhesives, honeycomb panels and pre-impregnated fiber to airplane manufactures. Zodiac group is based in Toulouse, France.

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Source: Albeni Falls Dam

Last year at this time we experienced a mix of showers and snowfall for the week. The temperatures were normal for this time of year, with the high for the week at 41 and only one night dropping down to 29 degrees, it was a mild week.



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Bill addresses involuntary commitment requests

B R I E F LY Fire District 5 gets clean audit CUSICK – State auditors completed an audit of Pend Oreille Fire District 5 for calendar year 2010. Auditors found that internal controls were adequate to safeguard public assets and that the district complied with state laws. Auditors did tell district officials their meeting minutes needed to be more detailed and that executive sessions need to be held after meetings, with proper notice. The district had been holding executive sessions before meetings. Fire Chief Jay Foster noted the audit was from 2010 and said the district has since changed the way it handles executive sessions and now takes more detailed minutes. Fire District 5 provides firefighting and emergency services to the Locke-Ruby community. An elected, three-member board of commissioners governs the district. The district received approximately $15,000 from property taxes and grants in 2010.

Community colleges offer Running Start night NEWPORT – The Newport Institute for Extended Learning education center will host a Running Start information night, Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the IEL Newport Center, 1204 W. Fifth St. High school juniors and seniors, and parents and guardians, will learn how to earn college credits while completing high school academic requirements. High school students and parents will get the opportunity to meet current Running Start students to hear firsthand about their college experiences. Running Start counselors and coordinators are also available to explain how students can enroll in the program. Open to area public high school juniors and seniors, Running Start at the community colleges allows students to earn college credits while attending high school at the same time. These college credits transfer to most four-year state colleges and most classes are tuition-free, allowing families to save on college expenses. CCS Running Start information nights are free and open to the public. For more information, call 1-800-276-8040 ext. 6710 or visit www.ccs.spokane. edu/runningstart.




Selkirk alum Garet Sax presented the Colors during the 2B/1B Regional Tournament Friday, Feb. 14, surprising his mother with a trip home to the Ione area on a break from the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard based out of Washington D.C.

Surprise for mom, military son presents Colors at Regionals BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

IONE – Selkirk alum Garet Sax took a small break from the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard based out of Washington D.C. to surprise his mother Paula Saxe for Valentine’s Day with a trip home to participate in post season wrestling, something he enjoyed from a very young age. Sax surprised his mother during the 2B/1B Regional Tournament, Friday, Feb. 14, where he was invited to present the Colors. He arrived in Spokane Friday and was taken to Kittitas by his brothers. Saxe said everyone in the family knew he was coming, except her. His father Keith Saxe is the Ranger head wrestling coach. His mother still had no idea he was coming and was very surprised to hear his name announced to present the Colors. “It was kind of a neat surprise,” Paula

Saxe said. “I’m still kind of excited to have him home.” Sax graduated from Selkirk in 2013. He had been a part of the wrestling program in north Pend Oreille County since he was 5 years old. Saxe said the other schools were involved in making this surprise happen because the Saxe family has been involved in wrestling for many years and they have become part of the “wrestling family” around the region. He may be presenting the colors at the state wrestling tournament, Friday, Feb. 21, pending tournament rules. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Sax took part in the ceremony to welcome French President François Hollande at the White House. His mother said he has been really enjoying the position with the Navy. Sax will be home for two weeks before returning to his post in Washington D.C.

Conservation district election canceled NEWPORT – Only one person filed for the sole seat up for election on the Pend Oreille Conservation District board of directors, eliminating the need for an election scheduled

Get help with your taxes at Hospitality House NEWPORT – AARP is offering free help with taxes at the Hospitality House in Newport every Friday starting Feb. 21 through April 11, from noon to 6 p.m. The Hospitality House is located at 216 S. Washington in downtown Newport.

for Feb. 22. Incumbent George Stuivenga has been reelected to his seat. The district had planned an election for Feb. 22 at the Camas Wellness Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The filing period ended Saturday, Jan. 24, with only Stuivenga filing.

OLYMPIA – Joel Reuter, 28, was shot and killed in a stand-off with Seattle police July 5 after he fired a gun at police from his Capitol Hill apartment’s balcony, earlier telling a 911 operator “zombie police officers” were outside. Reuter had a history of mental illness since he was a college sophomore, but did not qualify for involuntary commitment under Washington’s Involuntary Treatment Act. His parents, Doug and Nancy Reuter, had tried unsuccessfully to get him detained for evaluation. The Reuters, who live in Texas, are in Olympia advocating for a bill to change the law. Currently under Washington law, a person has to pose a “likelihood of serious harm” or be “gravely disabled” to meet the criteria for involuntary detention, a standard similar to laws in most states. House Bill 2725 would allow family members to ask the superior court to review involuntary-detention decisions made by designated mental-health professionals. The court could order an initial detention of up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment if it finds probable cause. Judges would have to apply the same legal standard as health-care professionals. “Joel’s tragic death was easily preventable,” said Nancy Reuter in testimony at the House Appropriations Committee SEE BILL, 5A

Spring black bear hunt applications due soon OLYMPIA – Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2014 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. To be eligible for a permit, hunters must purchase and submit an application to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by Friday, Feb. 28 at midnight. A drawing will be held in mid-March for 383 permits in western Washington and 314 permits for hunts east of the Cascades. Permit winners will receive notification in the mail no later than March 31. Applicants may also check the results of the

drawing on the WDFW website at hunting. To apply for a permit, hunters must purchase a special permit application and a 2014 hunting license that includes bear as a species option. Hunting licenses, bear transport tags and bear permit applications may be purchased online at http:// or by calling 866-246-9453. Licenses may also be purchased at any license vendor in the state. Special permit applications, which require a correct hunt choice number, SEE BEAR, 5A

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C.A.P.S. (Citizens Actively Promoting Schools), the staff and students of the Newport School District are grateful for your support in passing the recent M&O Levy.

Our future is bright because of your approval of this important funding. Paid for by C.A.P.S. Gae Lewis, Treasurer


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Aerospace business soaring in Newport

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or almost 20 years, the Newport aerospace company that many people and politicians still say they haven’t heard of has been the little train of economic development that says “I can.” And this week it is great to hear them proudly say they are soaring higher than ever to new levels of employees and sales. We’re sure their corporate leaders that were at the former Keytronic plant behind McDonalds last week are pleased. These were corporate leaders of one of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturing component companies, Zodiac Aerospace. They have 30,000 employees in 98 facilities including C & D Zodiac Newport. Some were from their headquarters in France. The managers say the Newport plant has grown from 26 employees after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that crippled air travel, to 85 a few years ago and now 100. They say they plan to add another 50 in the next few years. The plant is working around the clock, seven days a week. They are shipping materials for airplane interiors around the world with a big order going to a Zodiac plant in the Czech Republic. They have built a training facility inside the Newport plant. Modern communication keeps them in touch with their headquarters in Marysville and France. They aren’t isolated in northeastern Washington. They say the Newport work force is great with low turnover. Power and other costs are relatively good compared to the rest of the world. This good news about doing business needs to get out to the rest of the world’s businesses and maybe one or two will also make this home. --FJW

Hit the brakes on a mileage tax FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

The federal government and several state governments have begun a push for a new – and potentially creepy – way to tax drivers to pay for their use of the roads. Over the past few years, states like Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota and Illinois have been experimenting with systems that would tax drivers based on the number of miles driven. Washington state is considering a tax-per-mile program, and the federal government has been studying the issue as well. For almost a century, roads have been funded primarily with federal and state excise taxes on fuel. The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon and has not increased since 1993. California imposes an additional 39.5 cents per gallon, the highest gas tax in the nation. But people are increasingly driving more fuel-efficient vehicles and buying electric vehicles, so, while they are still using the roads as much as before, they are now are using less gas (and paying less in gas taxes). While a mileage-based tax would more accurately allocate the costs of maintaining the roads based on who uses them the most, there


are other problems that seem insurmountable. Though the scheme could conceivably be designed to minimize its intrusiveness – such as allowing motorists to choose to be taxed on a baseline mileage set by the government or requiring motorists to submit to an annual odometer reading – it might also take the form of a mandatory and expensive “black box” equipped with GPS tracking technology installed in all vehicles. The Big Brother implications and potential privacy violations of this are obvious, which is why the American Civil Liberties Union is not a fan. Given the propensity of government to always grow its size and scope (the National Security Agency’s domestic spying programs, anyone?), the potential for the development of systems to track and spy on citizens’ movements is just too great. Congress and state legislatures, instead, should start by not wasting existing transportation funds on bike paths and pork-barrel projects. If additional funding is still needed, policymakers need to adjust their budget priorities or find a way to raise the necessary funds without threatening individual liberties.

New IRS threat to political expression FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

The Internal Revenue Service wants to set tougher standards for how much political activity is too much political activity. If you’re like us, that sentence sends chills up your spine. While the IRS has never been an institution that has commanded outsized admiration from Americans, the agency must be regarded with elevated suspicion in light of last year’s revelations that it was going out of its way to delay or prevent conservative groups from earning tax-exempt 501(c)4 status under the tax code. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., revealed last week that the scandal went deeper than we previously knew, with the IRS SEE CREATORS, 6A

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YO U R O P I N I O N Only negatives about Obamacare To the editor: I think we should open our minds and hear our President about his great Obamacare plan. What are the positives? What are the negatives? I sincerely can just skip right to the negatives because I do not see any positives. 1) A complete control of our bodies, choice, decision making, medical treatment, choice of what crooked insurance, what over-priced hospital, what wonderful or crooked doctor we choose, what honest lawyer or crooked lawyer we choose, what food we can put in our bodies and yada yada. 2) Another entitlement placed on the taxpayer’s back. 3) Passed in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve by one party straightline vote. 4) Out right dishonorable lies told one right after the other and right to our very faces. (We have the video.) 5) The most dishonest dysfunctional piece of legislation ever connived by a measurement of fools for our great Kings court. 6) Cost is going to be astronomical given it is being operated by incompetent buffoons aka the government. 7) The young can’t afford to keep supporting everybody, their uncle, their uncle’s dog, their fifth cousin 10 times removed. The key to most of our issues is we have a Democratic Socialist mindset belief pounded into our brains. What we have is the reality of: We have a Government of the government for the government and by the government for the governed. The government fails to get it right at this time. Americans have come to depend too much on the government who is a government of the gov-

ernment but not a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We must depend upon ourselves more and government less. If you believe in Obamacare as a great thing then please don’t force me to hop aboard that turnip truck. -Donna Lands Newport

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To the editor: We live in an angry society. No matter where I go I see angry people who when armed pose a threat to me. I don’t question the right to bear arms, just the fact that really angry and perhaps mentally ill people can legally carry guns in public. Two fatal cases are currently in the media. One involves a retired police officer who shot a guy who threw popcorn at him in a movie theater. The other was a guy who put 10 rounds into a car because kids played loud rap music. Does the Second Amendment really give citizens the right to shoot and kill other citizens who irritate them? Anyone who carries a gun in public is walking around with the power of life or death. They have the tool and the means to kill others based solely on their fears. What we might be seeing are armed people feeling more assertive because they are armed and don’t use other options to avoid a fight or confrontation. There is nothing wrong with the Second Amendment. Having arms is a right that can’t be infringed, but what follows isn’t the right to use arms in every situation or set of circumstances. The main flaw in the good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun occurs when two good guys or legally armed people confront each other. One of them offends the

To the Editor: Listen up! There is a great alternative to Cathy McMorris Rodgers! He is Joseph “Joe” Pakootas (puh-KOE-tuss). Many newspaper letters voice disappointment with Rodgers’ votes on food stamps, unemployment benefits, corporate welfare, and more. She consistently represents the wealthy top 10 percent, leaving out important interests of 90 percent of the public. With those voting numbers, we can change this picture! Joe Pakootas would be the state’s first Native American Congressman. He is a proven leader in Eastern Washington, as former Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and a successful businessman. As CEO, he managed a 10 million dollar turnaround for the Tribes. He has focused on sustainable business enterprises. He received the top minority business award in the state from the University of Washington. Joe, at 56, has for years coached sports in his community. He has an MBA from UW. He led cleanup of Canadian mining heavy metals in the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt. Among his goals are protecting waters of our area, strengthening employment, and developing programs for children in

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As cigarette smoking becomes more and more taboo, some are turning to the e-cigarette alternative, a cigarette looking device that delivers nicotine in a water vapor rather than smoke. Little research has been done on these, but they are odorless and generally allowed in public areas including restaurants and bars. How should ecigarettes be regulated? They should be banned. Nicotine is nicotine and there’s no safe way to use it. They should be regulated just like cigarettes with age restrictions and prohibitions in public places. They shouldn’t be regulated. They don’t affect other people, so they’re safe for the public. Little can be done until more research proves whether they are safe or not.

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other and out comes the gun to resolve the conflict. It would seem that the one who acts the fastest would win. The one fact left out of the Zimmerman/Martin incident was that Zimmerman was running around in public with a round in the chamber and the safety off. That makes him a potential menace to others and not a Second Amendment hero. -Pete Scobby Newport

Current food bank is more than adequate To the editor: Cusick Mayor Bob Spencer, This is in response to the article you were quoted in on Feb. 5, 2014. Have you ever been to the Cusick Food Bank? Obviously not. If you had, you would have seen that we have four freezers. They may not be “walk-in freezers,” but we have never had to turn away food for lack of freezer space. We accept food from every available food source. Ask any of the people we serve, and they will tell you that we are one of the best food banks in the area. We don’t care if you build a new food bank, but please don’t print a story until you know the true facts. We at the food bank work too hard and donate too much time to be slighted. Also, we would like to know why you can’t serve senior meals and children’s lunches out of the Cusick Community Center? I thought that was the reason for the big remodel a few years ago. How many buildings do we need? Cusick Food Bank volunteer Gloria Williams

R E A D E R ’ S P O L L R E S U LT S Will the Seahawks be able to keep the Lombardi trophy for another year, starting what could be known as the “Seahawk dynasty”? Yes, the team is young and strong and will be back next year.

Yes, but the young team will have to fight hard for the title as every other team in the league is gunning for them on the field.

42% 58% 0% 0%

No, the Seahawks should have been eliminated during the San Francisco game and have no hopes of returning to a Super Bowl.

No, the draft and contract signing may impact the team.

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Students will get more time with teachers Pending legislation changes hours spent in the classroom BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The state Legislature topped the discussion at the special meeting of the Newport School District board of directors, Tuesday, Feb. 11, held at the high school Grizzly Den. Diamond Lake resident Bob Eugene addressed the board about a Senate Bill that would change the hours students are required to be in the classroom for “contact time” from 1,000 to 1,080, for grades seven through 12. The bill may change the graduation requirements from 23 credits to 24 as well. “I wanted to make sure you are aware of it,” Eugene said. Superintendent Dave Smith said the district is aware of and following the legislation. He said the legislation could add about $81,000 to the district’s coffers if it passes and the hours requirement will be averaged out the next school year to 1,027 hours before going to the full 1,080 hour requirement. The Legislature ends March 14. Smith said the high school currently has 1,065 hours of “contact time” and operates 175 days a year, with five additional days that were reduced via a waiver to the state. New laws will make the required amount of hours go to 1,080 with 180 days of school. Newport will not be able to take the five waiver days if this legislation passes. Smith said the district would change the bell schedule for students, adding minutes by shortening down time. This should be the change that impacts the most people as the district is only making up about 15 hours in

the year. Moving the nutrition break to before school is another option being discussed. “We are already there,” Smith said. “It’s really not adding much time.” Smith said the biggest concern for the district is the shortened time the staff is given regarding professional development. This is time for faculty and staff to train and work on instructional framework. “We have to have that time to train teachers,” Smith said. He said the solution may be to have additional early release or late start days throughout the year, as those days are still considered a full day of school even if the students are released early. The legislation is geared toward districts that push the amount of hours they offer contact time. Some districts will offer early release or late start days weekly and they barely make the 1,000-hour requirement. These districts will have the most adjusting to do if the legislation passes. A part of the legislation is “timber” funds or the Secure Rural Schools Act, which was taken away from the district when state laws changed in the 1980s. District Business Manager Tom Crouch said if the bill passes, the money from timber sales would go directly to the district and the government would no longer subtract that amount from state funding. It would no longer negatively impact the Newport district. Smith said the district could receive up to $301,000. Crouch said the district reserve is $320,000, so the reserve would almost double after one year of funds. “We are the only state in the country that subtracts those funds,” Crouch said. In other business, the district will adopt the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a testing process to prepare students for graduation and college, soon to be adopted


High School Principal Dennis Matson, right, attends the Newport School District Board of Directors special meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the newly constructed Grizzly Den, which has been constructed behind the stage in the high school cafeteria. The walls have been lined with wood paneling, carpet has been added and decorations are going onto freshly painted red walls. The room will be used to serve food to students during the day and used for meetings.

nationwide. The spring field test will include 22 states and gives the schools a chance to adapt to the testing system before the spring 2015 operational assessment kickoff nationwide. Smith said the reason Newport is participating is to test out the schools’ equipment and familiarize the students with the process. Smith said the test is on the core subjects and progressively gets harder for students based on previous test scores.

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Feb. 10. She said passing the bill would help the government avoid costly law-enforcement interventions, and “give family members some much needed hope, and another chance to get their loved one the help they desperately need.” In previous hearings this legislative session, opponents said mental-health professionals conduct fair investigations, and then make decisions based on the law. The bill would require mentalhealth professionals to provide the court with written documents explaining their decision within 24 hours of a petition by family members. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington also opposes HB 2725. The state already passed a law that takes affect this coming July 1, permitting health-care professionals considering involuntary commitment to take into account statements by credible witnesses, including family members, as well as recent records, such as previous commitments and history of violent behavior. Gregory Robinson, senior policy ana-

lyst for the Washington Community Mental Health Council, an association of licensed mental-health centers in the state, said in an interview that he understands family members’ frustrations, but the new criteria to take effect in July responds to concerns of family members who feel they are being ignored. Robinson said the focus should instead be on providing adequate training on the new criteria so they are successfully implemented, otherwise “it would be a broken promise to the families.” He said the Legislature should wait to see the effects of the new criteria before taking further action. Seth Dawson from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a national organization advocating for the mentally ill, testified at the House Appropriations committee that more family involvement is important. He said he supports the bill, but that it won’t resolve the issue. He said lowering the criteria from “gravely disabled” to “persistently and acutely disabled” would be a more effective measure to prevent future deaths. An accurate estimate of costs associated with the proposed law is difficult to make because it would depend on the


future actions of both family members and the rulings. The fiscal analysis attached to the bill estimates the courts would have to spend greater than $50,000 per year to handle paperwork and superior-court hearings for petitions. Three 16-bed Evaluation and Treatment facilities would be required to meet the expected growth in the need for beds, according to the fiscal analysis. Each facility would cost $5 million to build, and $9 million per year to operate. Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle, the prime sponsor of the bill, said it’s important to consider the cost of not acting. “You can’t put a price on the life of someone like Joel Reuter,” she said. Cody said she is optimistic about the bill’s chances for final passage. On Feb. 11, the House Appropriations committee approved the measure and sent it to the Rules Committee. The Rules Committee will decide whether to schedule it to be read on the House floor, where members can amend it, before it could proceed to a final vote. A companion Senate bill has been referred to the Senate Ways and Means, but it hasn’t been scheduled for consideration.

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Metaline Falls gets visit from PUD BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

METALINE FALLS – Pend Oreille PUD General Manager John Jordan presented the financial options of an acquisition of the Metaline Falls Water Treatment Plant the public utility district currently operates in the north end of the county and the town is considering taking over at the regular town council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11. PUD Water Systems Manager Mark

Scott, Director of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Mark Cauchy and PUD Commissioner Rick Larson also attended the meeting. Issues with the water system being more than $200,000 in debt to the ratepayers and the cost of the plant if an acquisition were to occur are topics still unsettled after the meeting. Larson said the meeting was an open-ended discussion about the options the PUD has in moving forward with the discussion process. He said Jordan handed an outline on the PUD

position to the council members to assist with the discussion. “No hard line numbers, no timeline, nothing,” said Larson about the meeting outcome. Metaline Falls Mayor Tara Leininger said the meeting was mostly about numbers and that Jordan tried to answer the town’s tough questions. She said he admitted to not knowing all of the details of how this acquisition would work. No date or time was set for further meetings.

Flea Market in April at the Cutter METALINE FALLS – The Cutter Theatre will be offering a Flea Market and Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting Monday, Feb. 10, the Cutter will be reserving spaces for $10 each. There will be spaces in the lobby, green room and on the upper level of the building and anyone with items to sell, old or new, may rent one or more spaces and sell their goods to the public. The Cutter will be open for vendors to set-up Friday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m. and the morning of the sale starting at 8 a.m. All space is reserved on a first come, first served basis, so organizers suggest signing up for spots early.

The Cutter has some tables available but the quantity is very limited. Organizers may offer the use of a table as a benefit for those who reserve space early. This limited offer is only for the number of tables that are on hand and after these spaces with tables have been reserved, vendors will have to supply their own tables for the sale. If you are interested in participating in the Flea Market, fill out and return a registration form to the Cutter with your payment for the number of spaces to reserve. Forms are available in the Cutter office at 302 Park St. in Metaline Falls, or on the Cutter Facebook page. Call the Cutter office at 509-446-4108.


also conducting surveillance on existing 501(c)4s, the targets overwhelmingly (83 percent) consisting of right-leaning groups. It’s against this backdrop that the agency is currently proposing new rules limiting the political activity that may be engaged in by “social welfare” organizations, the term of art used to describe 501(c)4 groups. Those rules would classify activity such as voter registration drives, the preparation of voter guides and get-out-the-vote efforts as “candidaterelated political activity,” even if it is nonpartisan and doesn’t advocate for the election of any specific individual. Organizations that engage in too much of that behavior (and the IRS has yet to define how much is too much) would be at risk of losing their nonprofit status. We’ll readily concede that the “social welfare” categorization of many of these organizations is misleading. No one really believes that Karl Rove’s conservative Crossroads GPS organization exists for purposes beyond helping Republicans any more than that a liberal 501(c)4 like has

motives beyond helping Democrats. The IRS’ proposed solution, however, is worse than the underlying problem. Rather than finding new ways to limit these organizations – and to continue the kabuki dance in which we all pretend to believe they’re organized for something other than political purposes – we, instead, ought to be bringing them out into the open. What harm will befall the country if activist groups of any stripe can actually be honest about the candidates they’re supporting and the causes in which they believe? Surely that’s better than the system of legal fiction that we currently employ. It’s true that the confluence of money and politics can prove dangerous, but the greater danger surely stems from empowering those who govern to restrict the manner in which those who are governed can express their political viewpoints. That’s the reason that liberal and conservative groups alike are opposed to the proposed IRS rules. A free people deserve the right to voice their political opinions without state interference – a task made immensely more difficult by the IRS’ new proposal. For that reason, the proposed rules deserve to be abandoned with haste.


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hours a week recreation time, said jail commander Capt. Geoff Rusho, depending on their status. But with the jail needing three corrections officers to get up to their full staffing level of 10, it could be a while before there is enough staff for recreation. “It all comes down to staffing,” he said. The jail is currently operating with six corrections officers and Rusho. Ryan A. Apling, 29, of Newport, escaped from the jail at about 3:29 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 12, when he was in the covered outdoor recreation yard with two other inmates, Botzheim said. Jail officials noticed he was gone when they went to bring the inmates back inside after about 20 minutes in the recreation yard. Botzheim said the recreation yard is covered by two video cameras, but they are outdated. He said both cameras were functioning, but there are blind spots. “(The inmates) all know the blind spots,” Botzheim said. Apling, dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit and wearing flip flops, scaled the razor wire fences, cutting himself and losing at least one flip flop in the process. “There was a lot of blood,” Botzheim said. Pend Oreille County Sheriff deputies, Bonner County Sheriff deputies and the U.S. Border Patrol’s K-9 unit searched for Apling Wednes-

day. They tracked him to near the Exxon gas station on Highway 2. Apling apparently received clothes and a ride from someone, Botzheim said. Deputies lost the trail at Highway 41. Apling was being held for failure to appear on original charges of criminal trespass second degree, and driving while license suspended third degree, with a bond of $10,000. Botzheim told The Miner he was surprised Apling would try to escape, given the misdemeanor charges he was being held on. Apling now faces felony escape and Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Patrick Monasmith issued a bench warrants for his arrest. Apling was scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning, Feb. 13. Although students had already been released from school at the time of the escape, the Newport School District was put on lockdown because of the close proximity to the jail. Newport School District Superintendent Dave Smith said that athletes at the high school practicing after school were kept in the gymnasium and the elementary program was also kept on lockdown. Smith said that all students were monitored by a faculty member during the lockdown. Smith got a call that said there was no threat in the SEE JAIL, 8A

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Priest River under new Police Chief PRIEST RIVER – The city of Priest River will see new leadership Friday, Feb. 28, when Police Sergeant Drew McLain takes the reins as the newest Priest River Police Chief after Chief Ray Roberts leaves the force for the final time to spend time with grandchildren and enjoy life around Priest River. “It’s just an exciting new adventure,” McLain said. McLain “It’s a good start to a career in law enforcement.” Chief Ray Roberts, 66, is retiring because he wants to be a grandfather after serving the city for

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people who do not like police officers. “To me, having a department high in trust is important,” McLain said. “We can’t do a good job if people don’t trust us.” McLain is a member of the West Bonner County School Board in addition to teaching “Operation Lifesaver” at student driver training courses. He said he also volunteers with Helping Our Hometown, which happens annually in Priest River. “I try to stay pretty busy,” McLain said. He is married to wife Julianne and they have three children ages 8, 6 and 4.

American Legion celebrates 95 years METALINE FALLS – The Metaline Falls Post 144 American Legion is celebrating its 95th birthday, Saturday, March 15, with a complimentary dinner and music by Carlson Bros. band. The event is hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary Unit 144. They welcome the public as guests and welcome dona-

tions, no matter how small. Organizers say to come and enjoy the celebration to honor the men and women Veterans who have served for the freedom people enjoy to this very day. If interested in supporting the Metaline Falls Post, send donations to P.O. Box 358, Metaline Falls, WA 99153.

PLAN: Several written comments, none supporting FROM PAGE 1

the conditional use permit doesn’t mean the project is ready to go for Don and Suzi Hunt, the project’s developers. “They still have significant issues to go over with Ecology and the Corps of Engineers,” Lithgow said. Planning commissioners Doug Smith and John Stuart voted against issuing the permit and Guy Thomas and Paul Edgren voted in favor. Terry Holloway recused herself. She felt she had a conflict of interest, Lithgow said, as she had advised the Hunts when they approached her for advice in her role with the Conservation District. Norris Boyd, Rob Payne and Don Commins had excused absences from the meeting. Chairwoman Judy Ashton voted in favor of the conditional use permit to break the tie. According to planning commission bylaws, the chair only votes in the case of a tie. The motocross track would be located off Baker Lake Road, east of Sacheen Lake and northwest of Dia-

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mond Lake, Lithgow said. Planning commissioners received several written comments, none supporting the project as proposed. The state Department of Ecology wrote that, since the project was constructed without local, state, and federal permits, Ecology views the project as a violation under the state’s Water Pollution Control Act. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife wrote that operation of the existing facility may result in water quality issues both onsite and downstream, with potential impacts to fish life. One neighbor wrote that dust would likely be a problem from traffic going to motocross events over Baker Lake Road, which is a dirt road. Another neighbor commented that he was concerned about noise and dust and wanted to ensure noise levels were monitored. A third neighbor wrote to say clarification is needed about dust control. He wanted to make sure dust abatement was in place from

Highway 211 to the access of 2114 Baker Lake Road. The county had issued a mitigated notice of non significance for the project but that had to be withdrawn and resubmitted because it was submitted too early in the process, Lithgow said. The mitigations were still the same, he said. Conditions included in the county’s conditional use permit concerned wetlands, dust control, liability and noise. The only other matter before the planning commis-

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stitutional authority for state land to be exchanged in order to meet the constitutional mandate of maximizing long-term financial return to the endowments. Idaho’s Constitution allows exchange of lands on an equal value basis and allows the Legislature to authorize the Land Board to exchange lands. The legislation also seeks to clarify that lands known as “cottage sites” can be exchanged for land of equal value regardless of whether the land exchanged for is used for cottage sites, ranching, forestry, or other permitted uses of state lands. “In other words the mandate of the Constitution is exchange for equal value, period,” the bill states. “As it pertains to the cottage sites at Priest Lake and Payette Lake, this bill might make it clearer than it is currently that exchanges can be done where the cottage sites are exchanged for timberland or other lands and the lease holders then have the opportunity to purchase the cottage sites,” Keogh told The Miner. “Should an exchange of this nature occur the state of Idaho ends up with land that returns more money to the endowment fund which in turn generates more money for our K-12 schools than the amount that can be obtained from leasing the cottage sites.” Financial reports from the Idaho Department of Lands show that rangelands, residential real estate such as the cottage sites, and low productivity timberland have been earning between 0 and 3 percent net cash return on asset value for decades, Keogh said. “Reinvestment of these

significantly under-performing $1 billion of assets into working forests and leased agricultural croplands would provide immediate improvement to the Endowment trusts annual net cash return basis at a 4 to 6 percent return,” she said. In other cottage site related news, some legislators received donations from some cottage site lease holders shortly before or right at the start of the Legislature’s session in early January.


JAIL: Climbed over fence to escape FROM PAGE 7A

immediate area at 4:35 p.m. An instant alert message was sent to parents regarding the lockdown, notifying parents that normal activities have resumed. Apling is described as 5 feet, 10 inches, 140 pounds, with blue eyes and blond short hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. Botzheim said there’s no reason to believe Apling is a

danger. The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating Apling. If he is seen, call the sheriff’s office at 509-447-1980. People are advised to not attempt to apprehend him. When Terry Lee Davis climbed over the fence to escape the Pend Oreille County Jail in 2002, authorities didn’t capture him until 2006. Michelle Nedved and Desireé Hood contributed to this report.


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B R I E F LY Metaline Falls Gun Club announces results METALINE FALLS – The Metaline Falls Gun Club held their weekly shoot Sunday, Feb. 16. Following are the results: 16 yard: Rob Kline 24, Keith Enyeart 24, Lisa Enyeart 24, Clint Petrich 23, Bryan Ford 23, Bruce Gagliardo 23 Ladies: Tiara Kline 19, Diane Luhr 18, Cassie Petrich 13, Tiffany Zaren 11 Youth: Logan Miller 21, Brayden Taylor 19, Jimmy Schapper 18, Logan Schapper 16 Handicap: Keith Enyeart 22, Lisa Enyeart 22, Larry Jungblom 22, Rob Kline 21 27 Yard: Keith Enyeart 20, Sam McGeorge 17, Lisa Enyeart 17, Bruce Gagliardo 16 Continental: Sam McGeorge 20, Rob Kline 18, Arlie Ward 18

Spartan wrestling heads to districts PRIEST RIVER – The Spartan wrestling team is travelling to Lakeland High School for the Intermountain League District Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. Head coach Jake Stark said the team will take two wrestlers per weight class. If the wrestlers place in the top three spots at Districts, they advance to the state tournament at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Friday and Saturday Feb. 28 and March 1.

Four Rangers wrestle hard, make state OF THE MINER

IONE – The Selkirk Rangers placed four wrestlers into the state run for the title following the 2B/1B Regional Tournament, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1415. They had first place wins from sophON DECK: omores AT MAT CLASSIC 113-pound XXVI STATE Justin TOURNAMENT: At Tacoma Dome, Chantry Friday-Saturday, and Feb. 21-22, 9 a.m. 195-pound Cody Hoffman, a second place finish from sophomore 220-pound Joey Dickinson and a fifth place win from eighth grade wrestler 106-pound Ryan Issakides. These four Rangers will advance to state this week-





end. The team placed seventh out of 21 teams at the regional tournament. “They all had very tough matches but they came through and did great,” SEE RANGERS, 2B


Cusick’s Caytlin Nenema drives the ball to the basket when the Panthers played Wilbur-Creston Saturday, Feb. 15. The Panthers lost, but are still alive in the district tournament.

Cusick, Selkirk girls still alive in district tournament


DEER PARK – The Selkirk and Cusick girls basketball teams both won their first round games in the District 7 1B Tournament Wednesday, Feb. 12, but lost the second round and are now in loser-out games to be played Wednesday. Cusick takes on Almira/

Coulee-Hartline and Selkirk plays Wellpinit. Both games are Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Park High School. The two winners of those games will play Saturday, Feb. 22 for a chance to move on to the State B Tournament. The two losers are out.


Newport’s Austin Krogh alternate for state wrestling BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Grizzlies took three wrestlers to the 1A Region 4 wrestling tournament against 15 teams, Saturday, Feb. 15 in Freeman, where senior Austin Krogh, 138 pounds, placed fifth to become an alternate for the state tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 in the Tacoma Dome. Head coach Bart George said Krogh could attend the state tournament if someone gets hurt or sick at some

point this week. He said they will practice as if he was

‘Hopefully (Krogh) can get a call but usually it doesn’t work out.’ Bart George

Newport Wrestling Coach

seeded this week. “It was a tough bracket,” head coach Bart George said.

“Hopefully he can get a call but usually it doesn’t work out.” George said the three wrestlers Newport sent to districts, Nolan and Miles Finley and Krogh, all did a great job against rated wrestlers in the tournament. Krogh started the day against Quincy wrestler John Lindquist, who beat Krogh by a decision of 4-1. Lindquist went on to take first place in the bracket. Krogh lost two more matches SEE WRESTLING, 2B

Konkright sets Newport scoring record NEWPORT – Grizzly senior Jeron Konkright goes into the record books as having scored the most points in a single Newport boys basketball season. Konkright scored 592 points this Konkright season, eclipsing Jake Wiley’s 587-point senior season. Konkright played in 21 games this season, compared to the 23 games Wiley played his last season. Konkright also moved into second place on the all time scoring list for Newport, with 1,346 career points, behind Wiley, who scored 1,491 points in his Newport high school career. Konkright surpassed Jim Murphy, who held the record for decades with 1,278 career points.



Results from Newport Gun Club NEWPORT – The Newport Gun Club held its weekly shoot Sunday, Feb. 16. Following are the results: 16 Yard: Steve Patton 24, Dan Reijonen 24, Harry Williamson 24, Greg Seeber 24, Rob Linton 23, John Henshaw 23, Nick Larson 22, John Hankey 22, Bud Leu 22, Arlyn Duncan 21 16 Yard Ladies: Amy Reijonen 9, Jessica Hankey 7 Handicap: John Hankey 23, Steve Patton 23, Bud Leu 23, Nick Larson 22, Greg Seeber 21, Harry Williamson 21 Doubles: Rob Linton 46, Dan Reijonen 46, Bud Leu 45, Greg Seeber 45, Phil Flack 44 Continental: Dale Maki 22, Greg Seeber 22, Bud Leu 22, Dan Reijonen 21 27 Yard: Bud Leu 21, Dan Reijonen 18.



Selkirk senior Shawn Mailly works to drive past Panther defender Quinton Montgomery. Mailly scored a team high 20 points in his last high school game.

Selkirk boys close season at districts BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

DEER PARK – The Selkirk Rangers boys basketball team finished their season at the District 7 1B tournament, but couldn’t get the wins to advance. They fell 58-36 to Valley Christian Tuesday, Feb. 11 and 64-55 to Cusick Saturday, Feb. 15. Selkirk coach Kelly Cain said that the Rangers started well at Valley Christian, getting off to a 17-12 first quarter lead. Valley Christian came back in the second period, and took a 35-28 lead into the half. Valley Christian, the No. 2 ranked team from the Northeast 1B South League, came on strong in the second half, Cain said. “Their defense was good,” he said. “They took the game in the second half.” Valley Christian outscored the Rangers 20-4 in the third quarter, and 10-7 in the final period. Dominic Cain led Selkirk scoring with 12 points. Shawn SEE SELKIRK, 7B


The Priest River girls basketball team took first place in the Intermountain League tournament this past week, and now head to the 3A State Tournament. They beat Timberlake Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the championship.

Lady Spartans go to state BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River girls basketball team is once again heading to the Idaho 3A State Tournament after beating Timberlake Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the District Championship game. “We’ve played some of our best basketball the last four or five games of the season, and

we’ll need our best performance and a little luck to bring home a ON DECK: trophy,” head coach AT STATE: Vs. Fruitland, Gary Stewart said. Thursday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m., The Spartans play Middleton High School Fruitland Thursday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. at Middleton High School in southern Idaho. SEE SPARTANS, 2B


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Panther boys still alive in race to state OF THE MINER

head coach Keith Saxe said. “They all wrestled very well.” Chantry won three matches during the tournament, putting him in first place for the 113-pound weight class division. Hoffman also had three wins and no losses, putting him at the top of the 195-pound weight class. Dickinson won two matches but lost the third, leaving second place open for the takedown in the 220-pound weight class.


than seven points per quarter. Thomas White and Zack Roland each scored eight to lead Spartan scoring. Jimmy Koch scored five, Jalen Griffin scored three, Hunter Hartwig scored two, as did Trent Slinger. ON DECK: AT MOSCOW: Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. AT DISTRICT TOURNAMENT, NIC, COEUR D’ALENE, MONDAY, FEB. 24, 6:15 p.m.

Priest River has an Intermountain League record of 0-4 and an overall record of 1-16. Priest River will play their last regular season league game against Bonners Ferry after deadline Tuesday. They will play a nonleague contest at Moscow Friday, Feb. 21, then start district play Monday Feb. 24 at North Idaho College, in Coeur d’Alene. The game is scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m.

Fall to Okanogan, Riverside ends Newport’s season Grizzly boys beat Medical Lake for bi-district slot BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


Cusick junior Chad Browneagle lays one up for two points in a game with Selkirk, avoiding a swat from Selkirk’s Logan Miller. Cusick won the game 64-55 Saturday, Feb. 15.

game against a rival,” Bluff said. The Panthers jumped out to a 16-8 first quarter lead, then held off Selkirk’s charge in the second quarter, outscoring the Rangers by one and taking a 32-23 lead into the halftime break. Cusick continued to add to the lead in the third quarter. Cameron Bauer hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter to put some distance between the Panthers and Selkirk. Browneagle and Bluff

had a big game for Cusick. Browneagle tallied 13 points and 16 rebounds. Bluff led all scorers with 22 points. The win gave Cusick a 19-3 overall record. They will take on Wilbur Creston, the No. 3 team from the Northeast 1B South League Wednesday Feb. 19 at Deer Park High School. The game starts at 5:45 p.m. “They’re a little bigger than us, but we have a plan,” Bluff said.

RANGERS: Issakides wins match FROM PAGE 1B


Kellogg blasts Spartans PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River boys basketball team got spanked 60-28 by a visiting Kellogg team in an Intermountain League game at home Saturday, Feb. 15. “They just outplayed us,” Priest River coach Heath Hartwig said. “We just didn’t come out ready to play.” The game was an eye opener as the team prepares for district play, which starts next week. Hartwig said the team needs to be more disciplined on offense. Kellogg, the No. 2 ranked team in the Intermountain League with a 3-2 league record, jumped out to a 17-7 first quarter lead and it didn’t get better for Priest River after that. The Spartans never scored more, or less,


DEER PARK – The Cusick Panthers boys basketball team will continue on in the District 7 1B tournament. The Panthers lost to Wellpinit 77-65 Wednesday, Feb. 12, then beat Selkirk 64-55 ON DECK: Saturday, Feb. 15. VS. WILBURThat sets CRESTON up a loser out AT DEER PARK HIGH game with SCHOOL: Wilbur Creston Wednesday, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 5:45 Feb. 19 at Deer p.m. Park High School. In the Wednesday game played at Cusick, Wellpinit and Cusick were tied at 13 all after the first quarter. “It was a back and forth game through three and a half quarters,” Cusick coach JR Bluff said. “Then in the last four minutes or so, Wellpinit hit some shots.” Cusick was the No. 1 team from the Northeast 1B North League and Welpinit was the No. 3 team from the Northeast 1 B South League. Cusick went up by three by halftime, leading 32-29. But after the break, Wellpinit came back firing, outscoring Cusick 20-16 in the third quarter and closing the door with a big 28-17 fourth quarter. Chad Browneagle led Cusick scoring with 21 points. Alec Bluff scored 17, Quinton Montgomery scored a dozen, Cameron Bauer scored 11 and Tyson Shanholtzer scored two. Cusick played a loser out game with Selkirk Saturday. “It was a hard fought

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In what the coach calls a surprise, eighth grade grappler Issakides lost two matches, but won the one that mattered. He beat a sophomore from Ritzville that had beat him the past three weeks, coach Saxe said. Issakides won the match against Ritzville putting him in the fifth seed and advancing him to state. The Rangers took seven wrestlers to the regional tournament and placed four into state. Eight grade wrestlers Colebe Merkley, Calvin Rood

and Hunter Carmen also made the trip to regionals but did not place. Coach Saxe said the team is really young this season and the three oldest wrestlers are headed to state. “For as young as our team is, it’s incredible,” Saxe said. The state tournament will be held in the Tacoma Dome and each division will have a specified area to wrestle. Saxe said there will be up to 24 matches throughout the twoday event, but all wrestling should be done Saturday, Feb. 22, by 7 p.m.

SPARTAN: Clark had game of season FROM PAGE 1B

The winner of that game will play the winner of Sugar-Salem versus Filer, Friday, Feb. 13, at 6:15 p.m. The two losers will play Friday at 1:15 p.m. “We’re on the tough side of the bracket again with the two toughest teams, Sugar Salem and Filer, on the game before us,” Stewart said. The winner of that game plays the winner of the Priest River versus Fruitland game, and the two losers play. The last time Priest River faced Fruitland, two years ago, they won in overtime. Stewart said some of the girls from both teams are still playing. “They’ll press and play zone most of the night, and see if you can beat them from the perimeter,” Stewart said. “Obviously, we need our guards to hit some outside shots to open it up on the inside for Jill (Weimer) and Katlyn (Summers).” Stewart said they also need to value every possession since Fruitland will press to get extra transition points. “It’s a good opening round matchup for us, and we’re familiar with their style of play. They are very similar to Kellogg in league, so I like our chances,” he said. Priest River trailed much of the game Wednesday, until a huge 23-point fourth quarter. “A defensive battle to say the least,” Stewart said. “Both teams shot horrible from the field and free throw line. The difference offensively was we made three three-pointers to their zero.” Timberlake led 10-5 at the end of the first

and Priest River still trailed 18-14 at the half. Timberlake continued to dominate, scoring nine in the third while holding Priest River to six.

‘The girls just found a way to win. It was nothing strategically I did. They just willed themselves to a district championship!’ Gary Stewart

NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies boys basketball team performed in front of the home crowd Tuesday, Feb. 11, earning a 65-61 win over Medical Lake and securing a berth in for the Bi-District 6/7 tournament. The game didn’t start well for Newport. “Medical Lake came out really hot and got out to a 10-1 lead,” Newport coach Steven Bryant said. The Grizzlies ended the first quarter down 17-11. They started working their way back in, with the team going into the halftime break tied at 30 all. The Griz continued to work, outscoring the Cardinals 21-15 in the third quarter and extending the lead into the fourth. MINER PHOTO|DESIREE HOOD “We actually went up by as many as nine points in Joseph Weltzen pulls down a rebound against Medical Lake Tuesday, Feb. 11. Newport won the play-in game for bi-district tournament the fourth quarter before Medical Lake went on their 65-61. Weltzen scored 18 points in the game. run to bring the game within two,” Bryant said. definitely showed why.” wide open shots and free Medical Lake missed a Bryant said Newport throws.” contested shot with about 5 didn’t have a good game. While Newport sputtered seconds on the clock. Con“We had a tough time on offense, they played a nor Mullaley grabbed the making open shots,” Bryant good defensive game, Bryrebound and was immedisaid. ant said. ately fouled. Newport didn’t give up, “We continued to force “Mullaley hit both his free Bryant said. stops and turnovers throws with 3 seconds left “I though my boys battled throughout the game but to put us up four,” Bryant hard in the third quarter,” could not capitalize,” he said. Mullaley finished he said. said. with nine points and nine They were down 40-16 Riverside took a 20-11 rebounds. Weltzin finished after halftime and, while opening quarter lead. with 18 points and eight they didn’t outscore Okano- Newport held them to six in rebounds. Jeron Konkright gan in the third quarter, the second quarter, while finished with a game high they stayed within three scoring five themselves, go32 points. points – 16-13. Okanogan ing into the halftime break “This game was big for kicked it back up in the down 26-16. our program as it gave us final quarter, outscoring Riverside got back on a bi-district birth,” Bryant Newport 23-5. track in the third quarter, said. The win put them in Weltzin led Newport outscoring Newport 20-10 a contest with Okanogan, scoring with a dozen points. in the third on the strength of their 3-point shooting, the No. 1 team from the Okanogan was able to and 10-7 in the final quarCaribou Trail League. The clamp down on Newport’s ter to win 56-33. teams played Friday, Feb. top scorer, Jeron KongWeltzin led Newport 14, at Omak High School, kright, holding him to eight scoring with 14 points. with Okanogan showing points. Konkright was held to six why they are undefeated The loss put Newport in points, John Lyon scored this year, taking a 79-34 a loser out game with Rivsix, Mullaley scored five and win. erside at Okanogan High Ty McDaniel scored two. “Okanogan was a tough School Saturday, Feb. 15. It Looking back on the year, match up for us because didn’t go well. Bryant said he was happy of their speed,” Bryant “We came out extremely said. “Okanogan is highly flat against Riverside,” BrySEE RIVERSIDE, 7B ranked in the state and they ant said. “We did not make

Priest River Head Coach

Priest River rallied, however, and scored 23 points to Timberlake’s 10 in the fourth for the 43-37 win. Priest River held Timberlake’s top two offensive players, Allison Kirby and Keelie Lawler, to 12 points together, although Timberlake’s post, Jessica Norlander scored 17. The Spartans were led by Angel Clark with 12 points, who had one of her best games of the season, shutting down Kirby, Stewart said. Jill Weimer scored 10. Melissa Krampert hit a clutch three and two pointer in the fourth quarter, Stewart said, for a total of seven points. Katlyn Summers scored seven, Lily Luckey added five and Karly Douglas scored four. Luckey also played tough defense, Stewart said. “The girls just found a way to win,” Stewart said. “It was nothing strategically I did. They just willed themselves to a district championship!”

WRESTLING: Freeman won meet FROM PAGE 1B

before beating Okanogan’s Randy Hamilton by a major decision of 17-2. This put Krogh in fifth place, giving him an alternate seed to state. Senior Nolan Finley, 152 pounds, was 1-2 for the day, putting him in a sixth place spot, one away from being an alternate. He started the day against Chewelah wrestler Juan Garcia, falling at 47 seconds. He won against Brewster wrestler Oscar

Roa by pin at 2:59. He fell to Cashmere’s Brock Steele at 4:02 and again to Freeman grappler Billy Sims at 1:19, which put him in sixth for the day. “He wrestled in a pretty tough weight class,” George said. First year wrestler Miles Finley, 195 pounds, grappled against CascadeLeavenworth wrestler Nathaniel Merry and fell at 5:19. He lost to Okanogan’s Joe Mintzer by a major decision of 15-5, which put him out of the running for a seed to state.

The team scores for the Regional Tournament ended with Freeman taking the meet with 163.5 team points. Quincy took second with 163 points, Lakeside had 158, Chelan had 141, Tonasket took 101.5, Chewelah had 93, Omak took 68, Cashmere ended with 57.5, Medical Lake had 45.5, Okanogan took 42, Cascade-Leavenworth had 36, Kettle Falls took 29, Brewster had 28, Riverside had 15 and Newport took last place with 14.5 team points.



B R I E F LY Hospitality House offers free meal and concert NEWPORT – The Hospitality House is hosting a free meal and a concert by Carrie Seaney, Friday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Seaney Seaney is a Special Education teacher at Priest River Elementary. She starred at the Pend Oreille Playhouse in Newport and sings with Northwoods Performing Arts. She has recorded two CDs, with a third one in the works. The lesson will be taught by Rob Greenslade. He will teach Lessons From A Lump of Clay. The New Beginnings event is sponsored by the Newport Southern Baptist Church. For more information, call 509-447-3742.

Hospitality House town hall Thursday, Feb. 20 NEWOPRT – A town hall meeting to discuss the Hospitality House is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., at 216 S. Washington Ave. in Newport. An update on the progress made in the last year at the senior center will be given, as well as discussion on expanding the board of directors and ideas for community events and activities. Anyone who feels the Hospitality House has value to the community is invited to attend.

Learn how to buy, sell online PRIEST RIVER – The Live and Learn series held at the Priest River Library is offering the fourth installment to the Computer Basics classes Monday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Colin of Limey Solutions will return to teach buying and selling online with such sites as craigslist and eBay. Register for this class by calling 208-448-2207. A minimum of six participants is required for this class. The March calendar of events for Live and Learn will be available by the end of February. Check the library website for more information at or call 208-448-2207 in Priest River and 208-4370801 in Blanchard. Find the library at

Share your life events for free in The Miner Newspapers NEWPORT – The Newport and Gem State Miner Newspapers are looking to share your life events with the community. Submit births, weddings and engagements to The Miner for publication at no charge. The Miner can be reached at 509-4472433, minernews@ or visit www. pendoreillerivervalley. com online, or stop by the office at 421 S. Spokane in Newport.


The Celtic Nots will perform traditional Irish music Saturday, March 8, when they perform at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, delighting area residents with a little bit of Irish before St. Patrick’s Day. The Celtic Nots formed in Spokane in 1995.

Irish traditional music and dance performance NEWPORT – The Northwest Heritage Resources is presenting a concert of Irish traditional music and step dancing Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Pend Oreille Playhouse in Newport. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. Northwest Heritage Resources partnered with the Pend Oreille Players and the Ethnic Heritage Council. The performance will feature Celtic Nots, an Irish traditional band formed in Spokane in 1995. The Celtic Nots have performed throughout eastern Washington, becoming regular features at various local and regional festivals.

The band includes five musicians performing on the fiddle, guitar, bodhran, bass, clarinet and pennywhistle. During this performance, the band will be joined by Irish step dancers, the Turner Sisters, who also perform with the Haran Irish Dancers. The March concert is funded in part by Northwest Heritage Resources, ArtsWA (formerly the Washington State Arts Commission) and the National Endowment for the Arts. Proceeds from the concert support the Pend Oreille Players. For more information, call 206-306-1181 or 509-447-9900.

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Tundra Swan Festival celebrates 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act NEWPORT – The Tundra Swan Festival is set for Saturday, March 22, when hundreds of swans migrate through the Pend Oreille River Valley, resting and feeding on Calispell Lake, designated an Important Bird Area, during the journey to their breeding grounds. The day is co-hosted by the Natural Resources Department of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and the Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance (PORTA). Attendees gather at the Camas Wellness Center, 1981 N. LeClerc Road in Usk and travel via bus to Calispell Lake at 10 a.m. They return to the Camas Wellness Center for lunch by noon. Visit www.porta-us. com/birding for downloads of the agenda, maps, lodging, what to bring lists, swan and birding links, and a Pend Oreille County video. Register via PayPal by Friday, March 14. Space is limited. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. This year marks the

50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that created a way for Americans to protect nearly 110 million acres of wilderness for future generations. See more at

Attendees gather at the Camas Wellness Center in Usk and travel to Calispell Lake Presenters during the lunch include Newport/ Sullivan Lake District Rangers Gayne Sears, a 25-year employee of the U.S. Forest Service with 10 years of experience in managing wilderness and a long history of passionate advocacy for wilderness, organizers said. The movie “Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness” will be shown, followed by a short talk about Gayne’s personal wilderness experiences and a question and answer segment.

WE E K AH EAD WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 ROTARY CLUB: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance NEWPORT TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles FIBER ARTS KNITTING AND SPINNING GROUP: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport MASTER CHEF COOKING SERIES: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Blanchard Community Center

NEWPORT MASONIC LODGE: 7:30 p.m. - Newport

FRIDAY, FEB. 21 MOTHERS OF PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES: 9-11 a.m. - Dalkena Church, Highway 20 OIL PAINTING CLASS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Create Arts Center WATERCOLOR BASICS AND BEYOND CLASS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport STORY TIME: 11 a.m. - Newport Library DAVIS LAKE GRANGE: Noon Davis Lake Grange

STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library

DANCE CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

AL-ANON: Noon - American Lutheran Church

AL-ANON: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-946-6131

PINOCHLE: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center PRM-ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport NORTH IDAHO PATTERN RACERS 4-H: 6 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Oldtown PRIEST RIVER ANIMAL RESCUE: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River PRIEST RIVER TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST/AUXILIARY: 1 p.m. - Priest River VFW YORK RITE OF FREEMASONRY: 6:30 p.m. - Spirit Lake Temple ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

THURSDAY, FEB. 20 PRIEST RIVER FOOD BANK OPEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center


SATURDAY, FEB. 22 WOMEN’S AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport HAPPY AGERS CARD PARTY: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA MEETING: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown OATH KEEPERS CONSTITUTIONAL STUDY GROUP: 5:30 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport SET FREE NORTHWEST MEAL AND WORSHIP: 6:30 p.m. Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown

SUNDAY, FEB. 23 FREDA’S FOLLIES ‘CUE THE DANCERS’: 3 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

MONDAY, FEB. 24 HOSPITALITY HOUSE POTLUCK: Noon - Hospitality House in Newport

STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library

BLANCHARD GRANGE POTLUCK: 6:30 p.m. - Blanchard Grange

STORY TIME - CALISPEL VALLEY LIBRARY, CUSICK: 10:30 a.m. Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

OPEN PAINTING WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick

PEND OREILLE RIVER ARTS ALLIANCE: 11 a.m - Various Locations DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 12:30 p.m. Hospitality House in Newport LOOSELY KNIT: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick BLANCHARD BOOK TALK: 5:30 p.m. - Blanchard Library CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 5:30 p.m. - House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown PEND OREILLE KIDS CLUB: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church PINOCHLE: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church

- Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport

NEWPORT TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles

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

STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library

BINGO: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles

PRIEST RIVER LIONESS: 11:30 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center

BELLY DANCE FITNESS: 6:307:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

AL-ANON: Noon - American Lutheran Church

SPIRIT LAKE VISIONS, INC.: 7 p.m. - 5525 New Hampshire St., Spirit Lake

SACHEEN LADIES OF THE LAKE: Noon - Various Locations, call President Maria Bullock at 509998-4221

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church

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

SPIRIT LAKE LODGE NO. 57: 8 p.m. - Spirit Lake

PRM-ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 ROTARY CLUB: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance FIBER ARTS KNITTING AND SPINNING GROUP: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport


“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 101 S. Scott • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 / 97.3 FM “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

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



PRIEST RIVER FOOD BANK OPEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Priest River Senior Center BLANCHARD SPINNERS: Blanchard Community Center


PRIEST RIVER BOOK TALK: 10 a.m. - Priest River Library PRIEST RIVER BOOK TALK: 10 a.m. - Priest River Library WRITERS GROUP: 2 p.m. - Create Arts Center WEST BONNER LIBRARY STORY HOUR: 2:45 p.m. - West Bonner Library in Priest River JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center WEIGHT WATCHERS: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport PRIEST RIVER TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church

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

Community Church Directory

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

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


JESSA’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASS: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center

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


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

SPIRIT LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 6:30 p.m. - Call 208-6235626 for locations ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Johnson named to Whitworth Laureate Society SPOKANE – Kathryn Johnson of Newport was named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for the fall semester 2013. Students qualified for the academic honor by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester. AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH E.L.C.A.

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


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



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.


Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North Head Elder Gilbert Navarro (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

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


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


1 mile S. of Newport on Hwy. 2 • 447-3742 Pastor Rob Greenslade 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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Kenneth Allan Moore of Metaline passed away Feb. 4, in Chico, Calif., surrounded by his four daughters. Moore He died at the age of 55, after a very short bought of cancer. Mr. Moore was born May 2, 1958, in Yreka, Calif. He was known as “MacGyver.” He could take bailing wire and duct tape and fix anything as good or better than new. He had a tire shop for a while in Ione, and then found his calling late in life as an EMT for District 2 in Pend Oreille County. He was proud of his job, loved helping people and loved his children and grandchildren. Mr. Moore is survived by his parents, Joe and Shirley Moore of Metaline, his sister Laura Jean Moshiri of Chico, Calif., his brothers, Ron Moore of Reno, Nev., and Bob Moore of Chico, Calif., his four daughters, Amanda Neuhauer, Tina Moore, Stefaine Rice and Kassi Moore of Willows, Calif., and his many grandkids and extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed, family said.

Debra Jean Marti PRIEST RIVER

Debra Jean Marti passed away the evening of Feb. 14, in her home in Priest River, surrounded by her Marti loved ones after a long hard oneyear fight with cancer. She was 53 years old. Mrs. Marti was born Dec. 29, 1960, in Placervile, Calif., the daughter of Alvin and Donna Jean Cheever. She graduated from El Dorado High School in Placerville in 1979. After high school, she married Randy Gay. Two children were born to that union, Brooke and Cody born in 1980 and 1981. Mrs. Marti later moved to Cambridge, Idaho, and in August of 1989 she married Kenneth Paul Marti. Joining this union were three more children, Paul,


Harry and Esther. In 2005, Mrs. Marti moved to Priest River where she spent the rest of her life. Mrs. Marti is survived by her husband Kenneth Paul Marti, her mother Donna Jean Cheever, her sister Shona Tonkin and her brother Randy Cheever. She is also survived by her children Doug Clark and Brooke Stringer, Paul and Samantha Marti, Cody and Darrcy Gay, Harry Marti and Adrian and Esther Lawrence. She enjoyed being a mother and lived for being a grandmother. She enjoyed every outdoor activity. She always loved and cared for her family. Mrs. Marti’s home was always full, she enjoyed loving everyone including all extended family. No one ever left mom’s house hungry or unloved, family said. She loved so many that they could never name everyone, but wants everyone to know she loved you all. A celebration of Mrs. Marti’s life will be held at her home, 369 Harriet St. in Priest River on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. Please join the family for a potluck. Another celebration will be held Aug. 2 at Ben Ross in Indian Valley, Idaho. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 912, Priest River, ID 83856. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.

Doris Earles COEUR D’ALENE

Doris Earles, a long-time Newport resident, passed away in her home in Coeur d’Alene Feb. 9, at the age of 84. Earles She is survived by her children, Jim, Ken and Debbie, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Earles, and daughter Goldie Booth. Services will be held at English Funeral Chapel Friday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

Check-off for wildlife on your Idaho tax return BY PHIL COOPER IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME

In the corner of my home office sits a box full of 2013 receipts, W-2’s, canceled checks, mortgage statements and a lot of other related paperwork. I have not paid much attention to the box lately, but I know it is there. It is waiting for me. Like it or not, I need to start working on my 2013 tax return … and soon. The new computer tax programs have helped, but it is still a major chore, it takes time, and it is not fun. The taxes we pay provide funds for many of the services and programs provided by federal and local government agencies. Police departments, fire departments, public schools, transportation, parks, health and welfare and many more … are all paid for by the taxpayer. It comes as a surprise to many people when they hear that the agency that manages all of the wildlife in the state, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), is not financed by income tax, property tax, or sales tax. IDFG is funded through license and tag sales paid by hunters, anglers, and trappers; and excise taxes those same people pay on hunting


and fishing equipment. Those who hunt, fish, and trap pay for the management of wildlife in Idaho. In 2013, retail sales of wildlife related recreation equipment in Idaho produced $105 million in Idaho sales tax revenue for the state general fund. Yet, Idaho Fish and Game does not receive any money from the general fund. At no cost to the Idaho taxpayer (one that doesn’t buy a hunting or fishing license), IDFG employs 112 Conservation Officers who enforce all laws of the State of Idaho, but focus on enforcing wildlife laws. At no cost to the Idaho general fund, IDFG manages 365,000 acres of state land and 32 wildlife management areas, provides and maintains 350 boating and fishing access sites, and plants 32 million fish a year in over 600 lakes and streams. If you do not financially support the management of wildlife in Idaho by buying a hunting, fishing, or trapping license (or, even if you do) there is a way you can voluntarily support wildlife programs. When you prepare your state income taxes, a check-off on the state tax form allows you to choose to voluntarily contribute.

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.

Oldtown was arrested on an outof-county warrant.


ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report of a single-vehicle rollover accident.

DRUGS: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights

ACCIDENT: LeClerc Rd., report of an injury accident.

ASSAULT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights

ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report of a single-vehicle accident.

ACCIDENT: Spring Valley Rd., report of a vehicle hitting mailboxes and landing in the ditch.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. 1st St., Newport, report of a female stating she is without a home.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Hwy. 2, Newport, report of a propane tank and container of gasoline sitting next to northbound lane. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 211, Newport, report of a silver Chevy traveling at high rate of speed. ARREST: Hwy. 20, Martin Maxwell Hackett, 26, of Oldtown was arrested for driving while license is suspended. THEFT: S. Scott Ave., Newport, report of a stolen Subaru. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: W. 6th St., Airway Heights, report of vandalism at a construction site. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Camden Rd., Newport, report of cattle on caller’s property. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, William C. Elston, 27, of Newport was arrested on four misdemeanor warrants. DISTURBANCE: West 1st St., report of a group of males in the roadway causing a disturbance. TUESDAY, FEB. 11 DISORDERLY: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Newport, report of a request to speak with a deputy regarding an incident. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: S. Garden Ave., report of a vehicle that needs towing. FIRE: N. Newport Ave., report of smoke coming from a cardboard dumpster.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, report of three vehicles in the median, no injuries. HAZMAT: Hwy. 2, report of a vehicle driving through a wall. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 211, report of a semi chaining up, blocking lane. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. Walnut St., Newport, report of a male drinking beer in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. FRAUD: Newport, report of identity theft. PURSUIT: S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of an escaped inmate.

ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, report of a truck upside down. JUVENILE PROBLEM: Monumental Way, Cusick, report of children being harassed while at school game.



SUSPICIOUS PERSON: W. Walnut St., Newport, report of female yelling at people.

FRAUD: N. Harmony Hill Lane, Priest River

BURGLARY: LeClerc Rd. S., report of burglary. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Hwy. 20, report of vehicle sitting on side of road. THEFT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, reported theft of purse. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Scotia Rd., suspicious vehicle in neighbor’s driveway. ARREST: W Kelly Drive, Melissa K. Fox, 34, of Newport was arrested on a warrant and for resisting arrest. ARREST: S. Garden Ave., Newport, William Joe Taylor, 31, of Colville was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. THEFT: W. Kelly Drive, reported theft of medications. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 20, vehicle accident reported. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 20, report of bus stuck. THEFT: W. Walnut St., Newport, reported fuel drive off. ACCIDENT: LeClerc Rd. N., report of white Toyota 4runner in the ditch. PROPERTY DAMAGE: Hwy. 2, report of property damage.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Cardinal Lane, Spirit Lake, report of suspicious persons. ARREST: Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Martin Hackett of Oldtown was arrested for driving while license is suspended and eluding. ACCIDENT: Blanchard-Elk Rd., Blanchard, report of an unknown injury accident. TUESDAY, FEB. 11 NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Hoodoo Loop, Oldtown ARREST: Hwy. 41, Oldtown, Craig Needs of Oldtown was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant. DUI: 4th and Harriet St., Priest River WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 ARREST: Doolittle Dr. and Old Priest River Rd., Priest River, Clayton W. Newman, 22, of Oldtown was arrested for DUI and driving while suspended. NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, Oldtown, report of a vehicle vs. building accident. BATTERY: Hwy. 2, Priest River, a juvenile was arrested for battery.

ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, report of vehicle on guardrails.

ASSIST: Oldtown, deputies assisted Pend Oreille County in the search for an escaped inmate.


BURGLARY: Cemetery Rd., Priest River

THEFT: Hwy. 20, report of a stolen battery out of a logging truck.

ACCIDENT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, hit and run accident reported.


ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, report of a vehicle slide off.


THEFT OF PROPERTY: Hwy. 2, Priest River

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Ione, report of a known male possibly selling stolen items.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: LeClerc Rd. S., report of people yelling near Bible camp.


SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Knott Rd., report of possible drug activity.

ACCIDENT: N. Washington, Newport, reported hit and run.

THURSDAY, FEB. 13 ACCIDENT: W. Kelly Dr., report of a vehicle in the ditch; driver seemed intoxicated.

SEARCH WARRANT: S. Garden Ave., Newport TRESPASSING: Bluebird Lane, report of a truck driving on complainant’s property. HARASSMENT: W. Spruce St., Newport, report of a male coming into complainant’s place of employment after being asked not to. ARREST: Hwy. 2, Jamie Lynn Parsons, 38, of Newport was arrested for driving while license is suspended. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: E. 5th St., report of a vehicle driving around for an hour. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 31, report of a vehicle hit by a boulder.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: S. Union Ave., Newport, report of a chain cut on a gate.

JUVENILE PROBLEM: 5th Ave., Newport, report of upset juvenile taking off.

FIRE: Park St., report of a chimney fire.

DRUGS: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights

ARREST: West Pine St., Newport, Robin Adeline Schaff, 29, of

THEFT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights

RECKLESS DRIVING: Hwy. 2, Priest River

ARREST: Angela Marie Johnson, 41, of Newport was arrested on warrants.

ARREST: Harmony Hill Lane, Priest River, Justin Guthrie, 28, of Priest River was arrested for driving under the influence and injury to a child.


ACCIDENT: Hwy. 57, Priest River

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, suspicious vehicle reported. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: S. 1st Ave., report of vacant house with open door. DISTURBANCE: S. State Ave., report that intoxicated neighbors are yelling. ARREST: Pines Rd., Heidi A. Engle, 35, of Spokane was arrested for fourth degree assault domestic violence. THEFT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, stolen vehicle reported. ERRATIC DRIVER: Camden Rd., report of an erratic driver. ELECTRICAL FIRE: Westside Calispel Rd., report of power line on fire.

ARREST: Airfield Way, Priest River, Patrick Geaudreau, 24, of Blanchard was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant. SATURDAY. FEB. 15 NO REPORTABLE INCIDENTS. SUNDAY, FEB. 16 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Hwy. 2, Oldtown, a 33 year old Newport man was cited and released for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia with intent to use. ARREST: Hwy. 57, Priest River, Aaron Gillock, 32, of Spirit Lake was arrested on a felony warrant in Priest River.


IONE TOWN COUNCIL: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office

THURSDAY, FEB. 20 BONNER COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WORKSHOP: 5 p.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building, Sandpoint SOUTH PEND OREILLE FIRE & RESCUE: 7 p.m. - Station 31, 325272 Highway 2, Diamond Lake

MONDAY, FEB. 24 PEND OREILLE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse

PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione




TUESDAY, FEB. 25 BONNER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building PEND OREILLE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse NEWPORT SCHOOL BOARD: 5 p.m. - District Office

PEND OREILLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY: 7-8:30 p.m. - American Legion, Cusick

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 TRI-COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: 11 a.m. - TEDD Conference Room, 986 S. Main, Suite A, Colville

M O S T WA N T E D L I ST EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509-447-3151. This is a regular section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

Roxane M. Perry, 50, is wanted on two Pend Oreille County warrants for escape from community custody, and failure to comply with court orders. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall Perry and weighs 130 pounds with blue eyes and red hair. Her last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washing-

ton, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.



Ryan A. Apling, 29, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear pre trial, failure to appear arraignment, and escape 2nd degree. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair. Extradition is Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Michelle D. Moniz, 39, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure

to appear at a show cause hearing. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Her last known address Newport area. Extradition is statewide. Jason K. Dossett, 43, was wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of domestic violence assault 4th degree. He is 5 feet, Dossett 8 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, with blue eyes and a bald head. His last known address was in the Elk area. Extradition is statewide.

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applications for Registered Nurse substitutes, to work on an on call basis. Must possess a valid Washington State Registered Nurse license. Additional information and applications may be obtained by calling the Newport School District at (509) 447-3167 or at Equal Opportunity Employer.

Housing Rehabilitation Technician Rural Resources is currently accepting applications for a Housing Rehabilitation Technician position in Colville. Responsible for the weatherization and rehabilitation work on housing in the TriCounty service area. 40 hrs/wk, $12.62 to $13.64/hour, D.O.E., plus benefits. For application and job description, contact WorkSource at 956 South Main Street, Suite B, Colville, WA 99114 or (509) 685-6158. Position open until filled. Rural Resources is an AA/EOE employer.


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$100 REWARD Lost cat. Young, recently neutered gray and white tabby. Last seen Northshore Road January 15. (509) 2921311. (1-3p) 17

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

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

FITTERS/ WELDERS WANTED (509) 292-5179 or fax resume to (509) 2925069. Attention Dan, O’Neill Steel Fabrication, Elk, Washington. (2-3p) PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING position open at Clearwater Lodge, a Christian conference center on Davis Lake. Please contact Linda at linda@ or (509) 447-4388, extension 42. (2-3p) MALE AND FEMALE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS $2743.42/ month. Application deadline 4:00 p.m.February 26, 2014. Examinations held February 27, 2014. Premium pay of 10% for graveyard shift and 5% for swing shift. Union. Civil Service application required. $15.00 processing fee. Application and job announcement available: www.pendoreilleco. org or Civil Service, 625 West 4th, Newport, Washington; (509) 4472712. (2-2) N. A. C. / H. C. A. 1 part time, 24 hour shift available. Fun loving Newport adult family home, up to 6 residents. Laura (509) 447-0139/ (509) 6712721. (2-3p)

Bus Drivers needed for the current year! • No Experience Necessary • Equal Opportunity Employer

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PEND OREILLE COUNTY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Public Works/Road Division: Full time, union position. Wage: $19.54/ hour plus benefits. Must possess a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Obtain application and job description: Pend Oreille County Human Resources, 625 West 4th St. Newport, Washington, (509) 447-6499 or County website: www.pendoreilleco. org. Application deadline: March 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm. (3-2) LANDSCAPING Looking for laborers and leaders in landscaping. Paver and irrigation experience a plus. Only serious applicants email taylormadelandscaping@ (3-3p)

2 BEDROOM 1 bath, fireplace, garden spot, outbuilding for storage only, washer/ dryer hook ups. No pets. No smoking. 13 miles south of Newport. Easy access to Highway 2. $600, plus $500 damage deposit, utilities, yard maintenance and references. Rent due 1st of each month. (509) 292-2601. (1-3p) FOR RENT 3 bedroom 2 bathroom manufactured home in Newport. $625/ month. (509) 993-4705. (1-3p)

OLDTOWN RENTAL FREE 3 bedroom 1 bath Washer and dryer. mobile home. $550/ Works great. You pick month, $550 deposit up. (509) 447-2085. (3) plus first month’s rent. (509) 951-3274. (2-4p)

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____________ 201449 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Pend Oreille County Board of Commissioners will be holding to receive comments on declaring surplus and identifying the means of disposal the following vehicles: VEHICLES 1. 2001 Mack RD688 (103) VIN: 1M2P270CX1M062202 Mileage: 197,455 Sell at public online auction web-site 2. 2001 Mack RD688 (104) VIN: 1M2P270CX1M062201 Mileage: 198,446 Sell at public online auction web-site 3. 2007 Ford Expedition (S3117) VIN: 1GBHK34N6RE305186 Mileage: 175,115 Sell at public on-

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_____________ 201452 PUBLIC NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE LEGAL NOTICE SURPLUS PROPERTY The Port of Pend Oreille has declared the following as no longer necessary, material to, or useful in the operations of the Port and, therefore surplus property. • Wisconsin Tilt Deck Equipment Trailer. Minimum bid -$ 1,500.00 • Simon RBZ40 Pull Behind Manlift. Minimum bid - $ 1,000.00

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PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of: Stephen Cheaney Cover, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: February 12, 2014

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DISTRICT: Nenema led the Panthers with 14 points and 11 rebounds FROM PAGE 1B

It was a squeaker when Selkirk took down ACH Wednesday. Hannah Rick scored a basket in the midpost area to put visiting Selkirk up with about 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. This was after a very close first half, with ACH up by just one. Katie Couch led the Rangers with 26 points

and 10 rebounds. Rick scored 10, Nicole Espe scored five, Lexy Ellsworth added four, and Hannah Jensen scored three. Georgie Shafter scored two. It wasn’t as close for Wellpinit when they lost to Cusick 51-34 Wednesday. While Cusick trailed 8-6 at the end of the first quarter, they dominated from there, scoring 12 in the second for a 18-13 lead

RIVERSIDE: Bryant compliments seniors FROM PAGE 2B

with most of the season. “My boys were extremely resilient and fought through some tough situations this year,” Bryant said. He credited the upperclassmen with paving the way for the future of the program. “We had an amazing group of seniors who had a high competitive level,” he said. “These group of seniors bought into the idea of establishing a winning culture.” Newport finished the year with a 6-6 Northeast A League record and finished with an 11-12 overall record.

CONTINUED FROM 6B S.E. 36th Street, Suite 100, Mercer Island, WA 98040, Trustee will on 3/21/2014 at 10:00 AM at At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 229 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, WA 99156 at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of cash, cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or Stat chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Pend Oreille, State of Washington, to-

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at the half. Cusick added eight to their lead in the third with 18 points and another four with 15 in the fourth. Caytlin Nenema led the Panthers with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Renee Wynne scored 12 and Nalene Andrews added 11. Kaleigh Driver scored six, Alajah Henry scored four and Nalene Andrews added three. Brianna scored one. Saturday wasn’t as fruitful for the Pend Oreille County teams. Cusick lost to Wilbur-Creston 52-30 and Selkirk lost 40-25 against

Bryant said Newport should expect to make it to post season play. “Playoffs need to be the expectation year in and year out,” Bryant said. Lakeside and Riverside are the only Northeast A League teams still alive. They will play each other Saturday, Feb. 22, in Spokane. The winner will play the winner of the Chelan - Cashmere game to see who gets the third spot to state. Brewster and Okanogan secured the other two slots and will play for the bi-district title Feb. 22 at West Valley High School in Spokane.

wit: THE WEST HALF O F T H E N O RT H WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 30 NORTH, RANGE 44 EWM, PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 1055 NORTH SHORE ROAD , NEWPORT, WA 99156 APN: 443009-22-0002 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/8/2006, recorded 11/14/2006, under Auditor’s File No. 2006 0290060, in Book XX, Page XX records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from DANIEL E. SOARES, A MARRIED PERSON, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Grantor(s), to FRONTIER TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE F O R M O U N TA I N WEST BANK, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by CITIMORTGAGE INC., under an Assignment recorded under Auditor’s File No 20120312265. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/ Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 11/8/2006 Note Amount: $196,000.00 I n t e re s t P a i d To : 11/1/2011 Next Due Date: 12/1/2011 PAYMENT INFORMATION




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the fourth, but they were too far behind to catch up. Wilbur-Creston forced 23 turnovers against Cusick. Wynne and Andrews

each scored eight for Cusick. Nenema scored six, Jovahni Andrews and Driver each scored three and Balcom and Ryean Pierre each added two. Republic managed to slowly chip away at Selkirk Saturday. Republic scored 10 points in both the first two quarters, and led 20-12 at the half. Republic added three to their lead in the third and another four in the fourth. Shafer led the Rangers with eight points. Lexy Ellsworth scored six and Annie Byrd scored three. Couch, Rick, Anna Kotzian and Ellie Grass each scored two.

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SELKIRK: Cain scored 18 for the Rangers FROM PAGE 1B

Mailly and Jacob Couch each scored nine and Cole Dawson scored six. Saturday, Feb. 15, the Rangers played cross county rival Cusick in a loser out game at Deer Park. “The boys played well,” Cain said. The teams have met three times this year, with Cusick winning all three, but this was the closest of the three games. The Rangers fell behind in the first quarter but rallied for a close second quarter.

FROM THRU NO.PMT A M O U N T T O TA L 12/1/2011 6/30/2012 7 $1,443.92 $10,107.44 7/1/2012 17 $1,455.09 $24,736.53 ADVANCES/LATE CHARGES DESCRIPTION TOTAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION $948.07 APPRAISAL/BPO $84.00 INSPECTIONS $251.00 Accrued Late Charges $1,709.87 ESTIMATED FORECLOSURE FEES AND COSTS DESCRIPTION TOTAL Trustee’s Fee’s $900.00 Auctioneer Fee $100.00 Mailings (MLG COST/ NOD) $42.40 Mailings (MLG COST/ NOS) $65.25 Maiilngs (MLG COST/OCCUPANT NOTICE) $10.97 Posting of Notice of Default $100.00 Posting of Notice of Sale $100.00 Postponement Fee $150.00 Publication of Notice of Sale $753.00 Record Deed $64.00 Record Notice of Sale $77.00 Record Substitution of Trustee $15.00 Record Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale $63.00 T.S.G.Fee $673.58 Title Datedown Fee $100.00 Mailings $87.12 TOTAL DUE AS OF 11/8/2013 $67,463.10 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $184,138.91, together with interest as provided in the Note from 12/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 3/21/2014 The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 3/10/2014,

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(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 3/10/2014 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 3/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the or the Grantor’s successor interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “1” EXHIBIT “1” NAME ADDRESS DANIEL E SOARES 1055 NORTH SHORE ROAD NEWPORT, WA 99156 DANIEL E SOARES 11 E MICHIGAN SCHOOL R D S E Q U I M , WA 98382 KIM M SOARES 1055 NORTH SHORE ROAD NEWPORT, WA 99156 KIM M SOARES 11 E MICHIGAN SCHOOL RD SEQUIM, WA 98382 by both first class and certified mail on 9/19/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone

“We got them in foul trouble, which is what we wanted,” Cain said. Selkirk’s two seniors scored in what turned out to be their last high school game. Mailly led Ranger scoring with 20 points and fellow senior Brandyn Ross scored four points. Cain scored 18 for the Rangers. Logan Miller scored eight, Couch scored four and Stephen Avey scored a point. Selkirk finished the season with a 10-12 overall record, which was pretty good since they only won two

requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to 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 invalidation the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS – The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not the 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 tenants-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 11/11/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP., as Successor Trustee C. Hoy For additional information or service you may contact: Clear Recon Corp. 9311 S.E. 36th Street, Suite 100 Mercer Island, WA 98040 Phone: (206) 707-9599 P1070514 2/19, 03/12/2014 Published in The Newport Miner February 19 and March 12, 2014. (3, 6)

______________ 201454 PUBLIC NOTICE CALL FOR BIDS

SKID STEER LOADER WITH FORESTRY PKG & TRAILER CONTRACT NO. 14-009 Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, hereby solicits sealed bids for a skid steer loader with forestry package and trailer. Interested par ties may obtain complete specifications and bid requirements by contacting the Pend Oreille PUD Contract Administrator at (509) 447-9345. Lump sum, sealed bids will be received until 10:00 a.m., March 4, 2014, at which time they will be opened a n d re a d a l o u d . Sealed bids are to be submitted to the Contract Administrator of Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, P.O. Box 190, Newport, Washington 99156. The Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bidding, or to exercise any other right or action provided by statute. Women and minority owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids. Published in The Newport Miner February 19, 2014. (3)

____________ 201457 PUBLIC NOTICE Town of Cusick, Pend Oreille County, Washington Notice to Contractors and Consultants –Small Works Roster I n a c c o rd a n c e with RCW 35.23.352; 39.80, 39.29, 39.34, 39.04.155 and as authorized by Town Council, the Town is now accepting applications for the 2014 Small Works Roster. The Roster will cover projects estimated to cost $300,000 or less for public works. Call (509) 447-2266 or email cusick@itss. net to obtain an application. In addition, firms will be needed to furnish Engineer-

of their first 10 games. “The guys came a long way,” Cain said. “Night in and night out, they put in the work.” Cain said the team kept the faith after getting off to the slow start. “We thought all the way along we would get to districts,” he said. The Rangers finished second in the Northeast 1B North league, with an 8-4 record. The Rangers will only lose two seniors, Cain said, Mailly and Ross. “They will be missed,” he said, “but we have a bunch of young guys.”

ing, Land Surveying & Consulting Services for sidewalk, street or building and water and sewer projects over the next three years. Firms desiring consideration shall submit qualification packages and any other pertinent data to further assist the selection committee in evaluating the firm’s qualifications to: Town of Cusick, PO Box 263, Cusick, WA 99119. Selection will result in the negotiation of the professional service contract with one or more firms as needed. /s/ Charlotte Yergens, Clerk/Treasurer Published in The Newport Miner February 19, 2014. (3)

_____________ 201458 PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Cusick has declared the following vehicle to be surplus and is accepting sealed bids. The minimum bid is $4,000 for a 1984 Ford Econoline 350 medical unit with 8 ft. wide patient box. 47,000 miles, 460 gas engine. Tires OK, gurney, spare tire and tire chains included. Vehicle kept inside in Cusick so must call for appointment or for more info or pictures call Bob (509) 991-9263. Bids can be mailed to Town of Cusick, PO Box 263 Cusick WA 99119. Sealed bids will be opened on April 8th and if all conditions are met the winning bid will be accepted by Council at the April 14th Town Meeting. Published in The Newport Miner February 19, 2014. (3)

_____________ 201459 PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY No. 14-4-00007-7 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of Joyce A. Abrams, Deceased. Please Take Notice The above Court has appointed me as

Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publications of this Notice: February 19, 2014 /s/Julius G. Abrams Julius Abrams, Personal Representative Denise Stewart Attorney at Law PLLC PO Box 301 Newpor t, WA 99156 (509) 447-3242 Published in The Newport Miner February 19, 26 and March 5, 2014. (3-3)


201460 PUBLIC NOTICE Pend Oreille Conservation District is pleased to announce that George Stuivenga has been reelected to the Pend Oreille Conservation District Board of Supervisors by reason of being the only person filing for the position, no poll site, mail, or absentee balloting will be performed. Published in The Newport Miner February 19, 2014. (3)


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Scoring: Medical Lake - Wagner 16, Rohweder 18, Rushfeldt 0, Farmen 0, Johnson 18, Jasmer 0, Stith 6, Gomez 0, HarveyMitchell 3. Newport - Mullaley 9, Konkright 32, Lyon 3, McDaniel 0, Zorica 2, Ownbey 1, Smith 0, Allen 0, Hastings 0, Weltzin 18.

Valley Christian 58, Selkirk 36 Selkirk (10-12, 8-4) 17 8 4 7 -36 Valley Christian (14-8, 5-3) 12 16 20 10 -58 Scoring: Selkirk - Ross 0, Avey 0, Cain 12, Mailly 9, Miller 0, Dawson 6, Bailey 0, King 0, Taylor 0, Couch 9, Washington 0. Valley Christian - Gage 8, Segalla 0, Cox 24, Marchant 9, Cox 7, Hirschel 2, Piersol 8, B. Simonds 0, Gilbert 0.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 Wellpinit 77, Cusick 65 Wellpinit (14-9, 3-6) 13 16 20 28 -77 Cusick (19-3, 12-0) 13 19 16 17 -65 Scoring: Wellpinit - R. Ford 3, Best 19, Bowen 7, B. Ford 24, Holt 10, Andrews 12, Ayala 2, Lascente 0. Cusick - Andrews 0, Shanholtzer 2, Bauer 11, White 2, Bluff 17, Browneagle 21, Montgomery 12.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 Okanogan 79, Newport 34 Newport (11-12, 6-6) 9 7 13 5 -34 Okanogan (4-0, 0-0) 20 20 16 23 -79 Scoring: Newport - Mullaley 5, Konkright 8, Lyon 6, McDaniel 0, Zorica 3, Ownbey 0, Smith 0, Allen 0, Hastings 0, Weltzin 12. Okanogan - Perez 3, Cate 11, Rivas 19, Morris 8, Gurrette 4, Pruitt 8, Crowson 4, Townsend 12, Staggs 2, Vanderweidd 8.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 Riverside 56, Newport 33 Newport (11-12, 6-6) 11 5 10 7 -33 Riverside (18-5, 10-2) 20 6 20 10 -56 Scoring: Newport - Mullaley 5, Konkright 6, Lyon 6, McDaniel 2, Zorica 0, Ownbey 0, Smith 0, Allen 0, Hastings 0, Weltzin 14. Riverside - Shuler 10, Zanoni 0, Rausch 10, Rux 0, Anselm 6, Kramer 3, Axtell 19, Elliot 0, Morris 0, Huggins 8, Robstad 0.

Cusick 64, Selkirk 55 Cusick (19-3, 12-0) 16 16 22 10 -64 Selkirk (10-12, 8-4) 8 15 17 15 -55 Scoring: Cusick - Andrews 0, Shanholtzer 5, Bauer 9, White 5, Bluff 22, Browneagle 13, Montgomery 6, Nomee-Korbel 4. Selkirk Ross 4, Avey 1, Cain 18, Mailly 20, Miller 8, Dawson 0, Couch 4.

Kellogg 60, Priest River 28 Kellogg (11-6, 3-2) 17 18 12 13 -60 Priest River (1-16, 0-4) 7 7 7 7 -28 Scoring: Kellogg - G. Colburn 7, Martin 2, Lambert 13, Easily 0, DeYoung 12, Gust 13, McDonald 9, Waechter 2, T. Colburn 2. Priest River - Clark 0, Ja. Griffin 3, Linton 0, Nunley 0, Hartwig 2, MacDonald 0, Koch 5, Je. Griffin 0, Anselmo 0, White 8, Slinger 2, Roland 8.

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 Priest River 43, Timberlake 37 Timberlake (15-8, 4-2) 10 8 9 10 -37 Priest River (14-7, 5-1) 5 9 6 23 -43 Scoring: Timberlake - Powell 0, Gardom 3, Rhodes 0, Kirby 4, Seubert 5, Fitzmorris 0, Norlander 17, Lawler 8, Mallet 0. Priest River - Douglas 4, Trantum 0, Luckey 5, Weimer 10, Clark 12, A. Summers 0, Krampert 7, Carey 0, Williams 0, K .Summers 7.

Selkirk 50, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 48 Selkirk (12-7, 7-4) 15 7 14 14 -50 Almira/Coulee-Hartline (11-9, 5-3) 7 16 11 14 -48 Scoring: Selkirk - Couch 26, Rick 10, Espe 5, Jensen 3, Kotzian 3, McAnerin 0, Dewey 0, Ellsworth 4, Grass 0, Byrd 0, Enyeart 0, Shafer 2. Almira/Coulee-Hartline - Hunt 0, Hughes 2, Hunt 6, Pryor 0, Rockett 14, Isaak 13, Oliver 5, Oliver 0, Emerson 8.

Cusick 51, Wellpinit 34 Wellpinit (8-10, 4-4) 8 5 10 11 -34 Cusick (12-5, 8-4) 6 12 18 15 -51 Scoring: Wellpinit - Pascal 2, Antone 15, Flett 3, J. Colvin 0, Kieffer 4, A. Colvin 6, Wynecoop 0, Parr 2, Pakootas 2. Cusick - J. Andrews 3, Wynne 12, Strangeowl 0, Driver 6, Balcom 1, Nenema 14, Henry 4, Pierre 0, N. Andrews 11, Hanson 0.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 Brewster 70, Newport 23 Newport (15-8, 7-5) 9 8 6 0 -23 Brewster (3-0, 0-0) 21 15 23 11 -70 Scoring: Newport - Frederick 2, Malsbury 2, Earl 0, Siemsen 0, Cunningham 9, Stratton 8, Lewis 2, Huang 0, Hunt 0, Walker 0. Brewster - Rincon 4, Torres 0, Boesel 10, Terrones 0, Landeck 27, Smith 21, Miller 7, Brammer 0, Sonneman 0.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 Lakeside 36, Newport 33 Newport (15-8, 7-5) 0 8 10 15 -33 Lakeside (WA) (20-3, 11-1) 6 12 6 12 -36 Scoring: Newpor t - Frederick 11, Malsbury 10, Earl 2, Siemsen 0, Cunningham

2, Stratton 7, Lewis 1, Huang 0, Hunt 0. Lakeside (WA) - Jacobson 0, A. Cook-Cox 7, Jones 3, Best 0, Marikis 4, Swannack 5, Mahowald 3, Clark 2, Meyer 0, J. Cook-Cox 12.

Wilbur-Creston 52, Cusick 30 Wilbur-Creston (22-0, 8-0) 19 13 12 8 -52 Cusick (12-6, 8-4) 4 8 12 6 -30 Scoring: Wilbur-Creston - Maioho 0, Brudevold 3, Dreger 4, Boyer 18, Starzman 7, Leyva 2, Stanley 0, Haglin 2, Jaeger 4, K. Reed 12, J. Reed 0, Bandy 0. Cusick - J. Andrews 3, Wynne 8, Strangeowl 0, Driver 3, Balcom 2, Nenema 6, Henry 0, Pierre 2, N. Andrews 8, Hansen 0.

Republic 40, Selkirk 25 Republic (19-2, 11-0) 10 10 8 12 -40 Selkirk (12-8, 7-4) 4 8 5 8 -25 Scoring: Republic - McRae 0, Weltz 2, Koepke 2, Vaughn 12, Beckwith 10, Graham 4, McQuay 6, Bowe 4, Lane 0. Selkirk - Couch 2, Rick 2, Espe 0, Kotzian 2, McAnerin 0, Dewey 0, Ellsworth 6, Grass 2, Byrd 3, Enyeart 0, Shafer 8.

BOWLING MONDAY, FEB. 10 Junior League Team Won Prehistoric Turk 30 Ya Ya’s 25.5 Strike Outs 24 Turkey Hunters 16.5 High scratch game: Cody McMillan 181, Madison Hilden 139. High scratch series: Cody McMillan 446, Madison Hilden 360. High handicap game: Cody McMillan 263, Chelsea Hanson 230. High handicap series: Cody McMillan 692, Chelsea Hanson 668.

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Freeman, Lakeside still alive in bi-district tournament BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

OMAK – The Newport girls basketball team lost both its games in the District 6/7 Playoffs this past weekend, ending the Grizzlies’ season. Newport beat Chewelah last week for a bid to the bi-district tournament over the weekend, played between Northeast A League and Caribou Trail League teams. They lost to Brewster Friday, Feb. 14, which sent them to the consolation bracket to play Lakeside. They lost that game Saturday, ending the season. Lakeside, an NEA team, will go on to play Okanogan. Freeman, the other NEA team still alive, plays Cascade. Both games are Friday, Feb. 21. Both winners of those games will go on to the state tournament along with Cashmere and Brewster, who are playing the championship game Saturday, Feb. 22. “Brewster is the full deal, defending state champion and as good as advertised,” Newport coach Mike Frederick said. “Better actually. It

High scratch game: Cody Stewart 45, Teagan Zinsky 38. High scratch series: Cody Stewart 80, Teagan Zinsky 63. High handicap game: Cody Stewart 192, Shantaya Rohrer 182. High handicap series: Cody Stewart 374, Shantaya Rohrer 363.

High game scratch: Laura O’Brien 211. High game handicap: Darlene Dimwoodie 243. High series scratch: Laura O’Brien 609. High series handicap: Laura O’Brien 669. High team game scratch: Bling and Sparkles 669. High team game handicap: Bling and Sparkles 881. High team series scratch: North Country Clothing Shop 1,811. High team series handicap: Bling and Sparkles 2,414. Converted splits: Carol Becks 5-6, Debbie Smith 9-10, Shirley Ownbey 4-10, 5-7, Laura O’Brien 2-5-7, Claudia McKinney 5-6, Darlene Dimwoodie 3-5-7, Wendy Leslie 5-6.

Wednesday Night Loopers Team Won Lost Ok Lanes 315.5 259.5 Pooch Parlor 302 273 McCroskey Defense 293 282 Pend Oreille Marine 282 293 Club Rio 281.5 293.5 Treasurers A-Z 251 324 High scratch game: Jeff Huling 238. High handicap game: Jim Loveridge 251. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 620. High handicap series: Terry Hastings 654. High team scratch game: McCroskey Defense 915. High handicap game: McCroskey Defense 1,065. High team scratch series: McCroskey Defense 2,612. High handicap series: McCroskey Defense 3,062. Converted splits: Vicki Nolting 5-10, Pat Shields 4-9-10, Steve Nolting 4-10, Donna Bailey 2-7, 5-6, Larry Burnham 3-10, Sharon Smith 9-10, 3-10.

FEB. 13 Thursday Niters Team Wilkinson Rental Dysfunctional Plain Nasty’s Wanna Bees Enforcers Country Lane OK Lanes Diesel Dawgs

Won 54 53 48 47 47 43 40 36

Lost 38 39 44 45 45 49 52 56

was an eye opening experience.” Brewster led from the beginning, scoring 21 to Newport’s nine in the first quarter. Newport scored eight in the second, and Brewster added 15 for a 36-17 lead at the half. Brewster scored 23 points in the third, with Newport scoring six. Brewster managed to shut Newport out in the fourth, and score 11 of their own for the 70-23 win. “Honestly we shot poorly, we battled, cut the lead in the second quarter to nine but they were the better team on that night,” Frederick said. Newport was led by Elise Cunningham with nine, followed by Hadley Stratton with eight. Holly Malsbury, Jolie Frederick and Emily Lewis were each held to just two apiece. It was much closer Saturday, when Newport took on league foe Lakeside. Lakeside won the game, but by only three points, 36-33. “Our shooting was again a factor against Lakeside, but our defense was solid as we held our own till we could get untracked in the second

half,” Frederick said. Newport didn’t get a point in the first quarter and trailed 18-8 at the half, but they came alive in the second half, outscoring Lakeside 10-6 in the third and 15-12 in the fourth. Stratton had a big three and free throws by Frederick, Malsbury and Jalin Earl helped Newport tie the game at 32 with 1:38 left. “We had several opportunities to take the lead but could not put it away and had to foul,” coach Frederick said. Newport got a five-point play when Jolie Frederick hit a three and Malsbury was fouled. Malsbury made both free throws that cut the lead to four. Frederick led Newport with 11 points, followed by Malsbury with 10. Stratton added seven, and Earl and Elise Cunningham each scored two. Lewis added a free throw. “It was a great effort and I was proud of the way the girls fought back to put themselves in a position to win. It has been a great year,” coach Frederick said.


Won 33 12 9

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 Lucky Ladies Team Won Lost North Country Clothing Shop 61 23 Morning Glories 56 28 Country Lane 55 29 Golden Girls 44 40 Bling and Sparkles 42 42 King Pins 36 48 Stateline Girls 32 52


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Lost 35 41 42 43 45.5 47 48 49.5 50 56 58 61

High scratch game: Jeff Huling 269, Sharon Reed 190. High handicap games: Brad Hansen 279, Gail Weaver 246. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 678, Cathy Wagner 499. High handicap series: Brad Hansen 696, Julie Hansen 647. Converted splits: Jim Loveridge 2-7, John Jacobson 4-5, Sharon Smith 3-10, Cathy Wagner 4-5-7, Joe Gregonis 6-7-10.

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High scratch game team: Diesel Dawgs 710. High handicap game team: Diesel Dawgs 852. High scratch series team: Diesel Dawgs 2,023. High handicap series team: OK Lanes 2,511. High scratch game: Rod Hilden 205, Sara Goss 186. High handicap game: Tom Hoisington Jr. 235, Sara Goss 230. High scratch series: Larry Burnham 572, Pam Nichols 466. High handicap series: Tom Hoisington Jr. 680, Connie Zinsky 641. Converted splits: Shirley Ownbey 2-7, Ralph LeGrand 5-10, Mel Logan 3-5-10.

FEB. 14 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Stoney Rollers 61 Weber Enterprises 55 Party of Four 54 Gutter Gang 53 OK Lanes 50.5 EZ-Rider 49 Timber Room 48 Stone Ridge Lakers 46.5 Cusick Tavern 46 Screamin 4 Ice Cream 40 Nick’s Angels 38 King Pin 35


Newport girls out of playoffs


TUESDAY, FEB. 11 Newport 65, Medical Lake 61 Medical Lake (7-14, 5-7) 17 13 15 16 -61 Newport (11-10, 6-6) 11 19 21 14 -65

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