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Volume 107, Number 32 | 2 Sections, 22 Pages


Commissioner salaries reviewed again County commissioners ask to cut out their automatic increases, reduce pay BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Staring down an $800,000 shortfall in 2011, Pend Oreille County commissioners are considering chopping their own wages. But that’s not quite allowed under state law. Commissioners John Hankey and Laura Merrill said in a recent meeting that they are in favor of reducing the commissioner’s pay by 10 percent – taking it from about $53,000 to just under $48,000 per year. The issue came up at the meeting of the salary commission Thursday, Sept. 9. The board of appointed citizens sets the commissioners’ salary each year. If the commission reduced the pay, however, it wouldn’t do much for next year’s budget. By state law, salary decreases take effect only after a new term of office begins. It could apply to

the District 2 commissioner currently held by Merrill, who will be elected this fall, but terms for seats held by Hankey and Diane Wear run through 2012. At Thursday’s meeting, Wear said some counties are defying state law for “A COLA is the sake of not reasonable the budget’s bottom line. when you Wear said look at today’s she opposes the plan economy.” to cut the salary by Diane Wear 10 percent Pend Oreille County because Commissioner she would like a more permanent solution. She would like to do away with the resolution that grants the board members an automatic 3 percent cost of living increase each year. She feels that over the years there’s become a “COLA culture.” “People expect a cost of living increase every year,” she said. SEE SALARY, 2A


Metaline Falls make an appearance The town of Metaline Falls overlooks its namesake on the Pend Oreille River. The waterfalls are usually not visible because Boundary Dam keeps the water levels high. The river was drawn down to 1,950 feet above sea level last week to remove a maintenance gate for refurbishing. Levels were lower than they had been in nearly 30 years. They were brought back to normal (1,990 feet) this week, but by Thursday they’ll drop another 20 feet as the gate is hauled out of the reservoir. The reservoir remains open for public use, but the Boundary recreation area and campground will be closed until Nov. 1. The last time Metaline Falls could be seen was three years ago when the water level was dropped to 1,970 feet for erosion studies.

Not many jury trials in county Juries still necessary BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Every other month 125 people in Pend Oreille County get a notice in the mail that they have been selected for jury duty. They are randomly selected from drivers license records, voter rolls and lists of people who own property. But getting a notice doesn’t mean you’ll have to serve on a jury, according to District Court Judge Phillip Van de Veer. He says there just are not that many jury trials in Pend Oreille County – maybe one a year for Superior Court and three or four for District Court. “So far this year there haven’t been any,” he said. Less than half the people called to jury duty return the form, as is required. “The form requires a response,“ Van de Veer said. But there isn’t usually action taken if a person doesn’t return it, he said. He said he did call a woman juror who just didn’t show up after being chosen for the jury and threatened to send a deputy to get her. Van de Veer said that people could face civil contempt if they don’t fill out the form, but that usually doesn’t happen.

Of the 40-60 people who do return the form, about 20 are randomly selected. If it looks like there is a jury trial coming – either civil or criminal – they are contacted by phone. After they receive the phone call, they are required to call every week to see if they need to come to the Hall of

Justice in Newport. They stay on the list of potential jurors for two months. Twelve jurors plus an alternate are needed for a Superior Court trial, six and an alternate for District Court. But during the actual SEE JURY, 2A

County looking short on funds Staff reductions expected with $800,000 shortfall BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County departments have been asked to cut their budgets by 15 percent. Hopes are those cuts will take care of the $800,000 shortfall the 2011 preliminary budget currently shows. The county auditor released the draft budget last week.

Expenditures total $9.36 million, a bit less than the current year. Still, much more trimming is needed. Departments have been asked to cut their travel accounts significantly. The commissioners have cut theirs by more than half. Still, that’s a savings of only $10,000. The significant cuts will probably be much harder to take. Commission chairwoman Diane Wear said there will probably be some staff reductions,

but it’s too early to tell if they will come in outright layoffs or reductions in hours. This year, county employees took eight days without pay, causing most county offices to be closed for a long weekend at various times throughout the year. Wear said they’re attempting to balance the 2011 budget without resorting to furlough days. Implementing them would require approval from each of the SEE FUNDS, 2A

Kalispel Tribe acquiring land for habitat restoration BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER


Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson said he thinks people serve on juries because they think it is exciting and they like to be able to do justice.

|| Commissioners add line to vacation rental chapter NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County Commissioners held a vacation rental workshop Tuesday morning, Sept. 14. County Commissioner Laura Merrill was absent but commission chairwoman Diane Wear and commissioner John Hankey were present, as was Mike Lithgow, community development director. They agreed to make reference to the International Building Code in the applicability section of the chapter. The IBC allows vacation rentals with 10 or fewer occupants to be treated as a single family residence. Had the county decided to use the International Residential Code instead, substantial infrastructure upgrades would be required for vacation rentals such as sprinkler systems and other commercial safety

COOLIN - The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is looking to acquire 156 acres of land as part of the Bonneville Power Administration’s Albeni Falls Dam mitigation. The land is located in the Goose Creek drainage, near Coolin, said Ray Entz, Director of Wildlife and Terrestrial


Resources for the tribe. The BPA will buy the land for the Kalispel tribe. The tribe will then own and manage the land for mitigation while the BPA receives credit for mitigating habitat losses due to the construction of Albeni Falls Dam. The dam is located near Oldtown and was built in the 1950s. The dam caused the Pend Oreille River to rise and eliminated wildlife habitat.



features. Lithgow told commissioners he would need to send the updated vacation rental chapter to the state Department of Commerce to make sure it can be added to the county’s development regulations that commissioners passed last week. Commissioners intend to adopt the chapter as soon as possible. The moratorium on vacation rental applications is still in effect.

full time equivalent students. Having more students means the district will receive more money from the state than was budgeted. The state measures enrollment each month. The count on Sept. 8 was 1,120, including 374 at Stratton Elementary, 300 at Sadie Halstead Middle School, 362.8 at Newport High School, 61.36 at the Learning Enrichment Center and 21.98 at Newport Home Link.

Newport School District enrollment above projections

Rainbows departing, clean up complete

NEWPORT – The Newport School Board heard at their Sept. 13 board meeting that enrollment this year is about 45 students over projections. The board built the budget on a projected enrollment 1,075

The tribe wants the land so it can better manage wildlife habitat, Entz said. The tribe can then create wetlands or plant native plants in stream corridors that will contribute to wildlife habitat. He said the last bit of land they are trying to buy for this project is located between two other parcels the tribe already owns. The other two parcels

CUSICK – The last of the Rainbow Family members are breaking camp and moving on from the Power Lake area of the Colville National Forest where the Northwest Regional gathering of the Rainbow Tribe was held. From Aug. 25 through Sept. 7, about 300

hippie-esque people gathered, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s estimates. The estimate came from counting the people gathered around the various kitchens. One kitchen stayed open last week and a small group remained to help rehabilitate the forest site. Forest Service crews (range and soil experts, hydrologists, botanists and archeologists) inspected the site Tuesday, and the cleanup work was completed to their satisfaction. The same site at Bartlette Meadows had been used for a barter fair in the past and wasn’t exactly pristine, according to Forest Service spokesman Franklin Pemberton. The same group of Forest Service employees had inspected the site before the Rainbows arrived.



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Wolf pup found locally indicates third pack

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COLVILLE – A gray wolf pup recently trapped and radio-collared near the Canadian border in Pend Oreille County indicates the state may be home to a third breeding wolf pack. A wolf specialist hired by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) caught the 50-pound young wolf earlier this month in northern Pend Oreille County, just south of the Canadian border. Attempts are under way to locate and radio-collar adult wolves in the area. The presence of the pup and photos of other wolves captured on a remote camera in the area indicate there is a pack in the area, said Harriet Allen, who heads WDFW’s endangered-species section.


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December 2009 that pack, named the “Lookout Pack,” included seven animals – two adults, a 2year-old wolf and four pups born in 2009. “The status of the Lookout Pack is uncertain at this time,” Allen said, adding that WDFW has been unable to locate the female wolf since mid-May. The male is still being monitored and no new pups have been found. Washington’s second documented wolf pack was found in July 2009 farther south in Pend Oreille County. Two adult wolves in that pack produced six pups in 2009 and six this year. At least four of the pups born in 2009 survived until the end of the year. SEE WOLVES, 10A

JURY | Jury members are paid $20 a day FROM PAGE 1

selection of the jury, each side’s attorneys are allowed to eliminate three jurors for any or no reason and as many as they need to for cause. The judge decides if the cause is reasonable. Van de Veer said that there are few automatic exclusions from jury duty. Felons who haven’t had their rights restored are prohibited by state law from serving, he said, although people with nonfelony convictions are allowed to be on a jury. “I once had someone with a DUI conviction serve on the jury of a DUI trial,“ Van de Veer said. People can be excused from jury duty for religious reasons. Members of some religions, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, are automatically excused, if they want, Van de Veer said. Van de Veer said that he will automatically excuse anyone over retirement age, if they want. “I don’t excuse anyone unless they ask,” he said. There are a

variety of other reasons people might be excused from jury duty, many of them economic. “Jury duty is not something I’m inclined to force people to do,” said Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson. “I don’t let everyone off, but I try to accommodate people.” He said not everyone gets reimbursed by their employer if they have to miss work to serve on a jury. People who are chosen to serve on a jury are paid $20 a day and 50 cents a mile for travel. Van de Veer said the county spends about $600 to $800 just for jurors when there is a jury trial. So, do people get tried by a jury of their peers? “Yes,” said Van de Veer, who was a fourth grade teacher in Newport before he became a judge. “(The jury system) is cumbersome and deficient, but it works.” Van de Veer said that racially, juries reflect the county, which is

primarily Caucasian. Nielsen, who served as the Ferry County prosecutor for 18 years before he became a Superior Court judge, said that he thinks people are tried by their peers. “I strongly believe in the jury system,” Nielson said, adding that he is impressed with the range of life experiences people bring to jury duty. “I’m intrigued by the depth of their analysis,” he said. He said that when it comes to juries, it is hard to generalize. “Liberal, conservative, law and order, it’s hard to make book on it,” he said. For instance, it isn’t uncommon to have a bohemian type who believes in individual accountability, he said. Nielsen said he thinks serving on a jury is important. “I think it’s meaningful,” he said. He said he thinks that’s why many people serve on a jury. “They see it as exciting and they want to do justice,” Nielson said.

SALARY | Some say COLA not sustainable FROM PAGE 1

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“We don’t know at this point whether the den where the pup was born was in Washington or British Columbia,” Allen said. “We plan to monitor the pack next spring to determine the den location. If the den is in Washington, the pack can be considered a Washington pack; if the den is in British Columbia, it is a Canadian pack. Our Canadian colleagues are aware of wolf activity in that area, and will assist with monitoring on their side of the border.” A successful breeding wolf pack is documented by locating a breeding pair of adults with two or more pups that survive until Dec. 31, Allen said. Washington’s first documented wolf pack was found in July 2008 in western Okanogan County. By

“It’s just not sustainable anymore.” A previous board of commissioners passed a resolution that granted a 3 percent pay increase each year for board members. It was put in place after the board hiked its pay by 73 percent in one year to catch up to similar sized counties after years of not taking the legal increase. The annual increases were meant to keep the salaries up to date, eliminating the need for another major catch up raise.

Wear thinks the commissioners should set an example for other county employees by being the first ones to do without a cost of living raise. The county is struggling with a deficit and most likely will begin asking for cuts from all employees next year. So even if their salary cut doesn’t add up to much, it will apparently set the stage for others. “A COLA is not reasonable when you look at today’s economy,” she said. Wear has suggested setting a biannual budget for the county in future years. She’d also like to


see the salary commission set the commissioners’ pay biannually to avoid changing the salary in an election year. Salary commission members shared Wear’s feelings about the COLA. “With this economy, no one’s getting them,” said Carol Johnson. Wear will work with salary commission president Tom Garret, who is the human resources manager at the Ponderay Newsprint Co., and county attorney Tom Metzger to come up with a proposal for the salary commission for their next meeting Oct. 28.

PRIEST LAKE – Discussion of a controversial land trade between Bonner County and Bishop’s Marina at Coolin continues Wednesday, Sept. 15, at a county commissioner public hearing at 1 p.m. in the county’s administrative building in Sandpoint. Operators of Bishop’s Marina have petitioned the county to vacate a portion of Slee Street so the marina can improve access and parking. In turn, the marina would dedicate a portion of land equal in size connected to the county’s boat launch. This would make it easier for

vehicles to maneuver at the site. Some people are protesting the proposal because the piece of land the county would be giving up is waterfront. Some signs have already materialized restricting access to the parcel, even though the county has yet to approve the deal. The commissioners continued the discussion last month to give marina operators a chance to have two-thirds of the residents of the first addition to the town of Coolin sign a petition in favor of the land swap.

Library planning continues in Blanchard PRIEST RIVER – Planning for the future of the West Bonner Libraries continues Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The planning commit-

tee will meet at the Blanchard Library, 412 Railroad Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Alice at 208448-1087.

FUNDS | County has until end of the year to balance FROM PAGE 1

labor unions. Another road levy shift is in the cards. Wear said the county will definitely do a levy shift, but they’re unsure of the amount. For the past six years, the county has shifted some of the levy power that the road fund collects into the current expense pot. Last year it was worth $750,000. The commissioners have until the end of the year to pass a balanced budget. They’ve already started meeting with two or three county department heads to go over their individual budgets.

These so-called tabletop meetings are held during the commissioner’s regular Monday or Tuesday meetings, and they are listed on the agenda as such. The auditor staff is involved as much as possible. The public hearing process will be a bit different this year. Usually the department head meetings are held in early October and serve as public hearings. This year, a hearing is planned for Dec. 6, and it will encompass the entire county budgets with all departments included. The final budget will be adopted a week or two after that.

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L A ST W E E K Sept. High

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Clouds and sun Considerable with a shower cloudiness



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Source: Albeni Falls Dam

Temps this week last year were quite a bit warmer. One day reached 91 degrees, and most other days were in the upper 70s. One day of rain netted .27 of an inch.


Blanchard Grange welcomes fall with fair

Tea Partiers celebrate the Constitution PRIEST RIVER – The Selkirk Tea Party Patriots will sponsor Constitution Day in the Priest River City Park Friday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-9 p.m. A patriotic concert and readings from the U.S. founders will be followed by a flashlight vigil in support of the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence will be read, free pocket constitutions will be handed out, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Star Spangled Banner and a closing prayer will culminate the activity.

Spray park funding looks promising NEWPORT – Summer is drawing to a close, but visions of water park fun are coming closer to a reality. The city of Newport learned last week that its spray park project is ranked sixth out of 63 projects that were up for funding from the Washington Recreation Conservation Office. “A ranking of sixth place is a very high placement and has an excellent chance of receiving funding from the Governor for RCO grants in 2011,� mayor Shirley Sands said in a letter of thanks to those who supported the project. Awards won’t be announced until next spring. Even if the program suffers budget cuts, the high ranking should still ensure some funding for Newport. City employees are hoping the state grant will pay half of the $200,000 cost. Local groups and businesses have already pledged some in-kind support. The 3,500-square-foot splash pad would be located in Newport City Park near the kid’s play area off Calispel Avenue.

Priest River mans sentence for child abuse stands SANDPOINT – A 20-year sentence for a first time conviction was not unreasonable, a judge ruled after a reconsideration hearing for the sentence given to Dayle Scott Westra. Westra, of Priest River, was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison and would have to serve at least two and a half years before he was eligible for parole. According to news reports, Westra argued that was too severe a sentence for a first time offender. The judge, Steve Verby, ruled that wasn’t too much time, given that the abuse started when the girl was three and continued for about five years.

Extension offers training for board members NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Extension Office, in partnership with the Cutter Theatre and the Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance, is offering training for boards of directors. The training will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5:308:30 p.m. Call 509-447-2401 to register.


School nursing rewarding work


BLANCHARD – The Blanchard Grange Fair and Harvest Dinner are Oct. 2 and 3 at the grange. Fair entries are needed. Entries can be taken to the grange between noon and 3 p.m. Oct. 1 or the morning of Oct. 2. Categories include canned goods, sewing, quilts, knitting and crocheting, needlework, garden produce, sunflowers, woodwork, crafts and hobbies, photography and eggs. Ribbons will be awarded. There will be a tractor fourwheeler obstacle course race at noon Oct. 3. The harvest dinner is from 36 p.m. Oct. 3 at the grange. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and a family of four or more for $25. Dinner will include ham, roast beef, turkey, creamed peas and potatoes, roasted veggies, rolls, salad, pie and drinks. For more information call Debbie at 208-437-3420 or Robin at 208-437-0348.

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Pay less than other nursing, though BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – It’s a Friday morning at Sadie Halstead Middle School in Newport. Denise Anderson, the district’s school nurse, is called out to administer an ice pack. “He squished his finger in the locker,� Anderson said when she returns. Not a big deal, but one of the many little things a school nurse does in the course of a day. Not all the things school nurses do fall into the little category. There already has been a broken leg this year at Newport and a couple years ago a student ate something he was allergic to, which could have been life threatening. “He showed up at the office, with difficulty breathing and his face swollen,� said Anderson, who like all the school nurses The Miner spoke with for this story, is a registered nurse. The student started to go into anaphylaxis shock and she had to administer Benadryl. That eased the symptoms until the student’s parents were able to come take the student home. Anderson, who has worked at Newport for seven years, said that at the first of the year, a school nurse’s time is taken up with paperwork. “It’s very hectic,� Anderson said. School nurses are processing paperwork to make sure that students are current with their immunizations, as well as writing health plans for students with health conditions. There are a number of students in the Newport School District with health conditions that require a health plan, she said, including students with seizure disorders, diabetes and severe allergies. There are also 60 students with asthma for which they use an inhaler. She says there are another 40 students with asthma who don’t use an inhaler. “We have high amounts of asthma here,� Anderson said. She says most asthma attacks are brought on by physical activity. She said the amount of wood stoves and youngsters living with parents who smoke, as well as the thin cold air could be reasons for the high amount of asthma. Nancy Kiss is the school nurse for the Selkirk School District. She said she also has noticed more youngsters with asthma. “I’ve heard others say the same thing,� said Kiss, who has been working as a school nurse at Selkirk for 11 years.

Newport’s 50th reunion this weekend NEWPORT – Newport High School’s class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th reunion Sept. 17-19. For additional information on locations, contact Charlene Woods at 509-447-5770 or Judy Deerwester at 509-447-3507.

In addition to making sure students are current with their immunizations, Kiss said that she also checks vision. It was a vision check that brought home to her how important it is to fully explain things to children. “One little guy says ‘You’re going to take my eyes?’� she laughs. “That taught me that you have to fully explain things to kids.� She said that she also provides some services for school staff. “I have a lot of people who want me to take their blood pressure,� she said. Bri Schlaich is in her second year as a school nurse in the Cusick School District, although she only works there one day a week. “I heavily rely on the office staff,� Schlaich said. She is studying to be a nurse practitioner while working as a school nurse and also works as a nurse at Newport Hospital and Health Services. She said that she enjoys school nursing. In addition to seeing that students are current with their immunizations and health plans, she also does things like teach the importance of hand washing. She views school nursing as a part of public health nursing and that hand washing is one of the first lines of defense against disease. She teaches children to sing a song when they wash their hands so they know they washed them long enough. “The highlight of my day was when I went by the bathroom and heard someone singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,� she said. She views a big part of her job as educating people. “As a school nurse you do a lot of educating,� she said. Getting people to immunize their youngsters is something that takes a little education, she said. “A lot of people fear immunizations,� she said. Schlaich has an Ask a Nurse box at Cusick. “That lets high school students ask confidential questions,� she said. Pepi Storro worked as a school nurse for the West Bonner School District for 15 years, until the district made the job a half time position last year because of a shortage of money. The West Bonner County School District has 1,340 students. With that many students, Storro thinks a

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school nurse should be required. “I would advocate that every district have a full time nurse on board,� she said. “You can’t contract everything.� She said she resigned after last year and has been filling in for this year until the district could hire a nurse. “You just can’t walk away,� Storro said. The West Bonner County School District just hired a half time nurse, Ami Wandler. She will start next Monday, district superintendent Mike McGuire said. He said Storro has done a good job for the district. “She’s provided an excellent service to the community,� he said. “We’ll miss her.� It was hard to attract a half time replacement, he said. The district only received a couple of applications for the job. He said the job pays the same as a first year teacher, a little more than $30,000 annually, but since it is half time the person only gets half that. School nurses make less than they could in other nursing positions, Storro said, who now works as a full time dialysis nurse. “There’s at least a 30 percent difference in pay,� she said. Kiss, who worked at Mt. Linton Hospital in North Pend Oreille County before it closed, agrees that school nurses are paid less. “But it’s not as stressful,� she said. Anderson, whose full time position at Newport is funded with the maintenance and operations levy money, said that working as a school nurse doesn’t pay as well, but there are other benefits. “Having weekends and summer off is also nice,� she said. All the nurses seemed to like being a school nurse. “Every day is a new day and there is nothing that can be more enjoyable than working with kids,� Storro said. “It keeps you youthful.� One of the reasons is how unpredictable kids can be, she said. “Kids will tell you anything,� Storro said. “Any parent who thinks their lives at home is a secret has another thing coming.� Anderson said that she enjoys the work. “I laugh daily,� she said. “It’s a fun job but you have to have a good sense of humor.� Special Thanks to Mary’s Feed & Farm, John & Pat Hankey and Roger’s Auto Body


Denise Anderson has been a school nurse for the Newport School District for seven years. She said that on a typical day she sees five to 15 students for anything from counseling a teen who thinks she’s pregnant to providing first aid for a child who fell on the playground.






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Local officials using new meeting language?


hat are local government officials doing when they are having a tabletop session?; or workshop?; or a first, second or even third touch? We aren’t sure and the public is probably just as confused. But that’s just a piece of the new meeting language being used by officials. It goes along with their new broader interpretation of running a public meeting and making decisions about how to spend public funds. The Pend Oreille County commissioners, for example, will hold table top sessions this year with department heads like the sheriff to discuss his budget. In the past, they held meetings with the sheriff to discuss how much he would cut from his budget and let him defend why he can’t. So why is it a tabletop discussion now? Will they be sitting around a table instead of grilling him from their bench while he sits defenseless from his open chair? There is no table in the public commissioner room so are they going to another room? All the boards governing everything from the utility district to the school district have added this one to their meeting language: Workshop. What is the difference between a workshop and a regular meeting to discuss public business? Do these board members only work in the workshops they hold and don’t really work during the regular meetings? So, are the real decisions made in workshops and the public should just attend those? And why do the elected officials need to go to “retreat workshops”? These are ones where they go someplace like Priest Lake to hold their “workshop.” The Pend Oreille County commissioners have added the first, second and third touch to their meeting language. We don’t understand what it means. Why can’t they just say it like they did in the past and everyone else does: We don’t understand the issue and aren’t ready to make a decision yet? Instead they stall by saying this is just the first touch like the pour citizen at the meeting should have known that. “Hey dummy we always touch everything three times, don’t ask us to decide today.” This touch process isn’t in the state law like public hearings, it’s something they invented. Then there is the new and probably illegal tendency of many local governments to leave items off their regular meeting agendas. “Oh, we didn’t know when we would adopt that resolution to change how we spend our money, it just came up and we voted after lunch.” Or some variation of that we hear all the time. We also hear the public tell us they think they are being kept from the process on purpose. We also find it unusual that in some cases documents that are important to a decision process like a contract aren’t available to the public until the last minute before a vote. There are many more examples. But the point is that the public likes the meeting language and process simple and consistent. Like the newspaper reporter, they can’t be at every minute of every meeting. They rely on the language and agenda driven process to stay informed. Public officials should be happy that the public wants to be this involved with the decision process. They should keep the language consistent without making up new terms with many meanings, give all the documents they have to the public when they get them and put everything on the agenda. If this isn’t possible sometimes, don’t make a decision until the next meeting. Keep it simple and open. --FJW




The U.S. has officially ended combat operations in Iraq. The last official American combat brigade withdrew from Iraq in August, leaving behind 50,000 troops attached to what are called “advise and assist brigades.” Nearly 4,300 American troops have died in the war and 30,182 were wounded. Do you think the invasion and war with Iraq was worth the sacrifice? D. It was definitely worth it and I would want troops to go back there if it doesn’t prove stable.

A. No. We had no business in Iraq. The country had nothing to do with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and no weapons of mass destruction were found.


C. Yes. Iraq posed a global threat and the U.S. had every right to invade and defend human rights.


27% B. What’s done is done. Iraq needed intervention and there’s no better country than the U.S. to offer the help.

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|| We can do better at recycling To the editor: I wish to address my concern with our solid waste disposal site in north Pend Oreille County. Over the last four months, I have gone to the transfer station on Sullivan Lake Road to dispose of recyclable materials, mostly scrap metal. This is metal that I have found in the ground on my property, left from many years ago. On at least three occasions, I have been turned away as the metal dumpster was too full to accept more material. The last time I went, I wanted to dispose of several gallons of waste oil, along with some metal. I was told that I had to leave my 5 gallon bucket as it was no longer permissible for the oil to be poured into the 55-gallon drum at the site. I am not a builder, contractor or mechanic. I am a homeowner trying to clean up my property and take care of the environment. My point is this: recycling takes some effort on the part of all involved. If our county officials cannot make recycling easy by keeping dumpsters available for the public, providing bulk oil containers at the transfer station, and doing whatever

else they can to facilitate recycling, then many people will not recycle. The result is that scrap steel ends up dumped in the forest, waste oil goes into the ground, and other recyclable materials are lost into our landfills. We can do better. -Bryan Ford Ione

Motorcycle memorial quite a sight To the editor: I was in the Safeway parking lot this morning, Sept. 11, when a lot of motorcycles started pulling in. They were part of a group of 500 who were on their way to Post Falls. They were a group of military veterans and other motorcycle groups who were making this trip in remembrance of the Americans lost Sept. 11, 2001, and the brave men and women of the Armed Forces. It was a wonderful example of American spirit and patriotism. As a retired veteran, I was proud to speak to them and thank them for what they were doing. We video taped them from the intersection of Highway 41 and Old Priest River Road. It was quite a sight to see motorcycles

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from the intersection, all the way to the top of the hill and beyond. God bless these sort of people and the American service men and women. -Ron Froman Newport

Regulations mean more government To the editor: The Miner’s story last week on the community’s response to vacation rentals and property development regulations doesn’t match the current cry for less government and government spending. In fact, it sounds like most of the people at the hearing were devout socialists wanting the county government to control the use of other people’s property. Local people apparently want more government regulations and spending when it comes to telling their neighbors want they can or can’t do with their property. I hear that they don’t want the government taking over their health care, but are fine with the government controlling how we live in on our private property. Asking the government for “conditional” use of our property is simply surrendering our

freedom. Well, you don’t get government inspectors and regulators riding around in county cars for free. People at the hearing actually scoffed at the lack of enforcement. I wonder if they are willing to pay for it. One reason for living in a rural community is the lack of government revenue agents patrolling the roads looking for violations of codes and ordinances. Many people have moved here from the big city and expect big city government with rural property taxes. That’s one reason why the county has to borrow to make its payroll. We clearly have more government than we can afford or need. Fifty years ago people used their property without government interference. What happened? Talk about gun control or saving the trees in this community and people get instantly upset. The same people will show up at a hearing and demand the government interfere with someone trying to rent their property to people on vacation. We have a lot of people in this community who call themselves conservative, but they are just closet socialists demanding more government control. -Pete Scobby Newport

Senate election making national headlines Well, look who got a writeup in the Wall Street Journal. Our own Dino Rossi, in a tantalizing top of the page editorial titled “A Washington State Smear Campaign.” “Desperate political environments tend to inspire desperate political tactics,” writes Kimberley A. Strassel. “In Washington State, liberal activists are desperate.” Rossi attracted the Journal’s attention in his race to unseat U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., because if this turns out to be a “wave election” on Nov. 2, meaning a loss of more than 20 seats by the Democrat ma-


jority, our man could be the 51st Republican vote in the Senate. And now that he is leading in some polls, Strassel said, “the left is unleashing the dirty tricks.” Well, the left knows how to do it. GUEST Rossi went OPINION down in history as having ADELE been elected governor here FERGUSON twice, on elec- CORRESPONDENT tion night and

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Visit The Miner Online to answer our readers’ poll question through Tuesday morning. Find it on the left-hand side of the page at The results will be printed next week on this page. You need not be a subscriber to participate. If you have ideas for future readers’ poll topics, submit them to theminer@povn. com. The Miner’s Fall Sports Preview section is in this week’s issue. Learn about each varsity team that plays for Newport, Priest River, Cusick and Selkirk. Schedules, team previews and coach profiles are all part of the coverage along with pictures of each player. What high school fall sport is your favorite?



A. Football B. Volleyball C. Cross Country D. Soccer

in a machine recount, but never count King County out when it seeks power. They managed to come up with some boxes of uncounted ballots after the polls had closed to give Democrat Chris Gregoire 129 more votes than him. Strassel doesn’t rehash the 2004 race but the rematch in 2008 when activist trial lawyer Knoll Lowney filed a lawsuit against the Building Industry Association of Washington claiming it was using workers comp money to fund political campaigns. BIAW is a big backer of Rossi. Lowney demanded that a judge immediately bar the BIAW from accessing any money it might use for Rossi. The judge said no so Lowney filed another lawsuit claiming BIAW and Rossi improperly colluded on campaign activities. Lowney got a judge to allow him to depose Rossi eight days before the election, an action that put enough doubt in voters’ minds to cost him the election, according to Strassel. The lawsuit was dropped. It wasn’t needed any more. But, by golly, here it comes again. Rossi had no sooner declared for the Senate than Lowney sent a process server with a subpoena to Rossi’s home demanding more documents from the years of both elections, 2004 and 2008. This despite the fact the Public Disclosure Commission con-

ducted its own investigation into the affair and gave him a clean bill of health way last March. The trial for the new lawsuit originally was set for Nov. 1, the day before the election but it was moved until after the election by the judge in the case, Mike Heavey, of the well known Heavey family, which is well established in the Democratic Party. There is no telling what Lowney will ask for in the meantime, reporter Strassel says, (obviously to force the matter back in the public eye in the hope of rekindling doubt as to Rossi’s integrity), “but no one should be surprised when he asks for it. We’re now about to discover whether Washington’s judicial system will again be abused for politics. Washingtonians should watch this one.” We’re not the only ones watching. The Rossi-Murray contest has crept up into the top events of the election. Just this morning, I heard Chuck Todd, NBC’s political analyst, say that President Obama has some busy times ahead. “He’s going to spend a lot of time trying to save Barbara Boxer in California and Patty Murray in Washington State.” Personally, I am so sick of her ads on TV that run all day long wherein she claims credit for everything but the capping of the oil well. She’s being sold as the most powerful woman in Congress. Then why are the D’s worried? (Adele Ferguson can be reached at P.O. Box 69, Hansville WA 98340)


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Bluegrass in Newport

Music festival draws campers, pickers and fans BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport Music Festival drew hundreds to Newport City Park Sept. 1012 for three days of bluegrass music. The weather was cool, but the music was good, , PORTA vice president Loyce Akres said. Organizers said 640 tickets were sold throughout the weekend. Donations were also collected for the Newport Food Bank. New to the fourth annual festival was the Acoustic Heritage Band Competition for kids, which drew entries from 100 miles away. All band mem-

bers had to be 18 our younger. Huckelberry Jam, a trio from Curlew took the top prize of $300 donated by Micheal’s Cafe of Newport. Second prize went to Prairie Dust of Rathdrum ($200 donated by Seeber’s Pharmacy, Bliss Chiropractic, and Earl Insurance), and Cornerstone, from Northport took the $100 third place prize (donated by Pend Oreille Valley Network). The band Native Spirits from the Spokane area took fourth place. The contest was directed by Richard Eich of Republic, and coordinated by festival director Jim Crowley. Crowley said outstanding performances by The Grass Tones, Wild Honey, Heartbreak Pass, Stony River, Kettle Creek, Wide River, and Molly & Tenbrooks

made for a memorable weekend of music and entertainment. Dave McRae emceed the event, and Mark Harding provided professional sound reinforcement and stage lights. Volunteers from PORTA (Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance) and the Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance (PORAA) organized a receipt-saving program for outof town visitors to the festival, and showed that the visitors spent approximately $10,000 on food, gas, restaurants, motels, and shopping during their stay in Newport. The Newport Music Festival is scheduled again, for the fifth year at Newport City Park Sept. 9-11, 2011. The Acoustic Heritage Band Competition for young musicians will again be the focus of the festival.


Winning youth band Huckleberry Jam from Curlew plays the Newport Music Festival this past weekend in Newport City Park.

Man freed on $25,000 bond faces assault, intimidating a public servant charges BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – A Newport man who allegedly threatened to rape, kill and eat the wife and children of the arresting officer pleaded not guilty to fourth degree assault, third degree assault and intimidating a public servant charges when he was arraigned Thursday, Sept. 9. Theodore L. Tjomsland, 38, of Newport is free on $25,000 bond. An omnibus hearing was set for Sept. 16, with a trial date of Nov. 15 set. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in Superior

Court, on Sept. 1 deputies went to a Devils Lane home in Cusick to investigate a reported assault. According to the report, Tjomsland allegedly hit Larry Kitchen, Jr. Kitchen’s brother, Danny Foster, told deputies that he saw Tjomsland punch Kitchen and continue to punch him when he fell to the ground. Foster told deputies that he poured a five gallon jug of water on Tjomsland and when that didn’t stop him, struck Tjomsland with an ax handle. He then used the ax to pull Tjomsland off his brother, according to the affidavit. When sheriff deputies arrived, Tjomsland had returned to his

Cusick residence, where they arrested him for assault. A naked Tjomsland denied the assault, according to the affidavit. He was handcuffed and deputies dressed him in pajamas. During the ride to Newport, Tjomsland allegedly slipped his handcuffs under his feet and began beating on the car divider. He allegedly threatened the deputy’s family. Deputies stopped the car and rehandcuffed Tjomsland with a belly chain, but he allegedly continued to threaten the deputy. He was taken to Newport Community Hospital, where he was put in soft restraints because he allegedly was physically combative

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with hospital staff. That resulted in the third degree assault charge. When Tjomsland appeared in court on Sept. 2 court, he was dressed in a jail uniform with a visibly swollen left eye. He told The Miner at the Sept. 9 court appearance that he was the one who was assaulted. Fourth degree assault is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine, third degree assault is class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine and intimidating a public servant is a class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

NEWPORT – A lot of work has gone into a remodel of the Create Arts Center this summer. Phase 1 is complete, and to show it off, a celebration is planned with fiddlers and bluegrass, complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and art gallery. The community is invited to the free event Saturday, Sept. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Create, 900 W. Fourth St. in Newport. A new sign went up a Create a few weeks ago. Other upgrades include interior painting, new windows, landscaping and a bathroom remodel. Future work will include exterior painting and revamping the basement, but there are no definite plans for those projects according to

members. At the celebration, all of the fish from the Fish Frenzy will be displayed, and the winners of the community vote will be announced. The night will feature performances by Marianne Nichols and her fiddlers and the Create Crazygrass Trio, a bluegrass trio featuring Linda Doble. The Kitchen Shop has planned a feast of tasty treats including wine tasting and Italian sodas. A silent auction includes the opportunity to bid on a night’s stay at the Inn at the Lake bed and breakfast at Diamond Lake, artwork, and a scholarship to Create classes. Hear all about the coming events, classes and studios at the open house.

First flu vaccination clinics are this week HAYDEN – Fall marks the start of flu season and the Panhandle Health District is prepared with influenza vaccine that includes protection against the H1N1 flu virus. Flu clinics for the public will start Thursday, Sept. 16, for adults only in the PHD office in Sandpoint and Friday, Sept. 17, for all ages above 6 months at Super 1 Foods in Hayden. Flu shots for adults cost $29 and for children cost $10. A high-dose flu shot for a more robust immune response is available this year for people older than 64. PHD accepts Medicare, Medicaid and cash. It doesn’t bill medical insurance. The Sept. 16 flu shot clinic in Sandpoint will run 1-4:30 p.m. It’s for adults only. No appointments are necessary. Plenty of vaccine is available that day and will be provided on a first come, first served basis at the PHD office at 1020 Michigan. Appointments are necessary in Sandpoint for children’s flu vaccine. Call 208-263-5159. The Sept. 17 flu shot clinic at Super 1 in Hayden will run from 9 a.m. to noon for anyone older than 6 months old. Flu mist will be available for healthy children age 2 through 18. High-dose vaccine will be available for people older than 64. No appointments are necessary. National health experts recommend the flu vaccine for everyone older than 6 months old. The flu virus is contagious and spreads quickly, particularly in group settings such as school and workplaces. The H1N1 flu virus was new last year and a special vaccine was developed to fight it. This year, the H1N1 flu virus is one of three flu viruses targeted in the annual seasonal flu vaccine. People vaccinated last year against seasonal and/or H1N1 flu will need a new vaccination for this influenza season. Flu viruses can infect anyone, but they typically cause more complications for seniors, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

They’re also unpredictable. The United States averages 36,000 deaths per year from the seasonal flu, but flu deaths have ranged from 3,000 one year to 49,000 another. The number of flu cases any year is hard to know because flu isn’t a reportable disease. Panhandle Health District talks to schools, doctors and clinics throughout the season to get a sense of how widespread flu may be in the five northern counties. Flu symptoms vary in intensity, though, and many

people never seek medical treatment. Flu is a respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat, body aches, malaise and chills. People with symptoms should stay home to recover and to prevent spreading the virus to others. The flu is contagious before symptoms start, so practicing good hygiene at all times can help prevent its spread. PHD recommends people: • Get a flu vaccination

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Explore local history at 10th annual Heritage Days BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER


Car show funds patient care Bob’s Car Show brought some classics to downtown Newport and the Newport City Park Labor Day weekend. Six replicas of cars from the film “American Graffiti” visited Newport along with the original car featured in the movie. More than $2,500 was raised for Cancer Patient Care. More than 120 cars participated in the show, held in memory of Newport councilman Bob Gray.

Learn how to care for your animal during 4-H Animal Day CUSICK – Pend Oreille County 4-H Animal Day, a workshop for adults and young people who are wondering about enrolling in a 4-H animal project, is set for Saturday, Oct. 2. The workshop is sponsored by the WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office. Workshop location is southern Pend Oreille County. 4-H Animal Day is open to anyone interested in learning more about beef animals, sheep, goats, swine, horses, dogs and cats. “How many parents have heard, ‘Dad! Can we get a dog?’” extension agent Janet Lambarth said. “This workshop helps parents and young people make decisions about what animal to get and then how to care for it, whether they join 4-H or whether they just want an animal as part of their family.” Presenters include awardwinning 4-H families as well as specialists from the WSU Animal Sciences Department. All will discuss the biology, psychology, care, and health of their animal species of expertise. “Their basic approach,” Lambarth said, “is to talk over how not to make major mistakes in selecting a particular family pet or


a market animal.” Presenters will work with live animals. Selection of beef animals will be discussed by ranchers Garth and Danette Hanson. Alyx Hanson, Peaceful Valley 4-H club member, will discuss buying and caring for lambs and sheep. Other presenters include area veterinarian Dr. Michelle Ward, WSU Animal Scientist Holly Neibergs and members of the WSU Swine Club. Their topics are dog and cat house pets, horses, and pigs, respectively. A special presentation on “how to photograph your animal friends” will be given by professional photographer Autumn Oscarson, whose gallery in located in Priest Lake. Participants will practice photographing the animals at the workshop. Oscarson

was the 2010 Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival artist. Lincoln County Extension Agent Tom Platt will discuss Quality Assurance in maintaining animal health for community sale and consumption. His presentation will also include references to global animal health issues, a topic of concern worldwide. Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 27. The workshop is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some time will be spent outside. Participants are asked to bring sack lunches or the makings of a cool fall picnic to share with their group. Call the Pend Oreille County Extension Office to register and for information about location and presentation time of speakers. Call 509-447-2401 or e-mail

Local woman enters state quilt show

SPOKANE VALLEY – Kathryn A. Hartley of Newport entered her hand quilted and appliquéd quilt called “Ladybug’s Puddle Ducks,” into the Washington State Quilters – Spokane 32nd Annual Quilt Show. The work of Hartley and other quilters can be seen Oct. 15-17, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for all three days with children 11 and under free. The event will be held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley. For more information Copper • Brass • Aluminum Stainless • Aluminum Cans Batteries • Radiators

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NEWPORT – Kids and adults can step into historic Newport at the 10th annual Heritage Days, Sept. 16, 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Plaza in Newport. Local historians have put together a number of exhibits at the Pend Oreille County Museum. Former Pend Oreille Mine worker Dean Youngue will be giving mining demonstrations. He’ll also be leading a crystal dig for kids. Fran Adams of Deer Park will help out with rock exhibits and a gold display. For train lovers, there will be a toy train display, laid out like Newport was in the 1940s. On Saturday, tour a present-day POVA diesel engine. The U.S. Forest Service will have an exhibit on the 1910 fire, and Smokey Bear will be visiting. Talks will be led by


Reese Bennett, a 1999 Newport High School graduate who was recently transferred to the local ranger district. There will also be a 1937 Newport fire truck on site. Historic tools will be part of another exhibit. Sam Brooks will be demonstrating watercolors, and information will be available on herb gardens.

A teacher will be in the oneroom schoolhouse on the museum grounds. Faith McClenny will lead the exhibit there. Students from second, third and fourth grade at Stratton Elementary will be touring the displays Friday. The event is free and open to the public. Call the museum at 509-447-5388 for more information.

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Explore Newport’s history at 10th annual Heritage Days September 16, 17, 18


ids and adults can step into historic Newport at the 10th annual Heritage Days, Sept. 16, 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Plaza in Newport. Local historians have put together a number of exhibits at the Pend Oreille County Museum. Former Pend Oreille Mine worker Dean Youngue will be giving mining demonstrations. He’ll also be leading a crystal dig for kids. Fran Adams of Deer Park will help out with rock exhibits and a

10th Annual Newport Heritage Days

gold display. For train lovers, there will be a toy train display, laid out like Newport was in the 1940s. On Saturday, tour a present-day POVA diesel engine. The U.S. Forest Service will have an exhibit on the 1910 fire, and Smokey Bear will be visiting. Talks will be led by Reese Bennett, a 1999 Newport High School graduate who was recently transferred to the local ranger district. There will also be a 1937 Newport fire truck on site. Historic tools will be part of another exhibit. Sam Brooks will be demonstrating watercolors, and information will be available on herb gardens. A teacher will be in the one-room schoolhouse on the museum grounds. Faith McClenny will lead the exhibit there. Students from second, third and fourth grade at Stratton Elementary will be touring the displays Friday. The event is free and open to the public. Call the museum at 509-4475388 for more information.


Heritage days volunteer Faith McClenny shows Newport students the tip of a tree, showing one of the historic industries of Pend Oreille County during the 2009 Heritage Days at the Pend Oreille County Museum.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. - 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown, House of the Lord Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Priest River Al-Anon Meeting: 7-8 p.m. - Assembly of God Church kitchen, 1310 Fourth St., Priest River. Call Jan 208-946-6131 Prime Rib and Seafood Dinner: 5-8 p.m. - Newport Eagles Heritage Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Pend Oreille County Historical Museum, Newport

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House Athol American Legion Post 149 Bingo: 1 p.m. - Post 149 Newport Youth: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School Priest River Chamber Golf Tournament: 10 a.m. - Ranch Club MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick Blanchard Lions: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Inn Blanchard TOPS: 8:30-10 a.m. Blanchard Community Center Tuesday, September 21 Game Day: 3-5 p.m. - Priest River


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NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District is working out a deal to sell some of the water rights from Sullivan Lake for $14 million. The water would be used for drought relief in central Washington along the Columbia River. Twelve major dams dot the river between Grand Coulee and Bonneville. Along with power production, water is allocated for supporting fish habitat and industrial, farming and municipal uses. PUD commissioners plan to meet Wednesday, Sept. 15 to review an agreement with the Office of the Columbia River (a newly organized part of the state’s Department of Ecology in charge of develop-

ing water supplies for the major waterway). Water from Sullivan Lake would become available in 2012 to 2014. The PUD wouldn’t be giving up all of its water rights to the Columbia. It has 30,000 acre feet total in Sullivan Lake, and the agreement would be for 14,000 feet. The Office of the Columbia River would pay $14 million for those perpetual water rights. In the past, downstream hydro projects have paid the PUD for releasing water from Sullivan when it’s beneficial for generating power. That’s brought in about $60,000 per year. With the new agreement for the Columbia River, there would still be some

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Wateways committee considers no-wake zone at Upper Priest Lake BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

PRIEST LAKE – The Bonner County Waterways Advisory Committee is meeting Thursday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. to discuss the possibility of a no-wake zone in all of Upper Priest Lake. The meeting will be held at the firehouse-snowmobile groomers building on Dickensheet Road, just south of Coolin. Any decisions made by the committee are only recommendations and have to be approved by the Bonner County commissioners. Some area residents are suggesting the no wake zone that is currently in effect in the Priest Lake Thorofare be expanded to all of Upper Priest Lake. There is already a “no water skiing” rule, but that excludes wakeboarding and jet skis. The U.S. Forest Service already has designated the area as “scenic,” protecting the area from logging and other development that would change the views and nature of the area, but the water is out of the Forest

Businesses network at summit PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Networking Team invites local business people to attend a Business Growth Summit Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Beardmore Building in downtown Priest River. The PRNT is hosting this event to promote interaction between local businesses. There are four parts to the evening. Appetizers and refreshments begin the evening, followed by speed networking, so bring your business cards. Next, Tom Chasse, the CEO of Schweitzer Mountain Resort will present on marketing and new growth ideas to help your business “reach the summit.” Afterwards will be wine tasting and tours of the Beardmore Building.

Service’s jurisdiction. The proposed no-wake zone would not prohibit motorized boats from entering Upper Priest Lake. It would just reduce the allowed speed limit.

The thorofare is a 3-mile stretch of water that connects Priest Lake to Upper Priest Lake. Erosion has threatened the sides of the water passage and

study of the area has been completed over the last several years to see how to preserve its condition. Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the area, so access is limited to foot, bike or boat.

WOLVES | Nearby populations rebounded FROM PAGE 2A

The pack moves between Washington and Idaho. Allen said there also may be a wolf pack in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness Area of the Umatilla National Forest in southeast Washington, although wolves have not yet been confirmed there. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife radio-collared a yearling wolf south of the area in Oregon earlier this year. “We know from reports that individual wolves have been roaming in and out of the state in various locations for years,” Allen said, “but documenting and maintaining packs as successful breeding pairs is necessary achieve conservation objectives and move toward eventual removal of the gray wolf from state and federal endangered-species lists.” The gray wolf (Canis lupus) was eliminated from Washing-

ton as a reproducing species by the 1930s as a result of trapping, shooting and poisoning, and later was listed for both federal and state protection as an endangered species. Gray wolf populations in nearby Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have rebounded in recent years as a result of federal recovery efforts in the northern Rocky Mountains. In 2009 gray wolves were removed from the federal endangered-species list in those areas and the eastern third of Washington, but earlier this year a court decision returned them to federal endangered status. Since 2007, WDFW has been drafting a gray wolf conservation and management plan with a 17member citizen working group composed of ranchers, hunters, conservationists and others. Public review and scientific peer review of the draft environmental impact statement and plan

was conducted last year and earlier this year. WDFW is currently addressing the public and scientific comments on the draft plan, to develop a second draft for review with the working group. A final Environmental Impact Statement and recommended plan is scheduled to be presented to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for review next year. More information about wolves and the WDFW plan process is available at conservation/gray_wolf/. Reports of possible wolf sighting or activity can be made through a toll-free wolf reporting hotline at 1-888-584-9038. Those with concerns about possible wolf-caused livestock depredation should contact the USDA Wildlife Services office in Olympia at 360-753-9884 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Wenatchee at 509-6653508.

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BR I E FLY Cusick volleyball team hosts Wellpinit Sept. 18

CUSICK – The Cusick Panther girls volleyball team opened their season Sept. 14 against Chewelah. Results were not available as of press time. They will be at home to take on Wellpinit Saturday, Sept. 18, and at home again the following Tuesday, Sept. 21, when they play Inchelium. Saturday matches begin at 1 p.m. and Tuesday matches start at 5 p.m.

Newport XC warming up for season MEAD – Newport runners are getting some meets under their belts. The Meadlander Invite Saturday, Sept. 11 in Mead was the Grizzlies’ third meet this season. The kids ran a 2 ½-mile race, running in divisions for each high school grade. Newport’s Sarah Morse and Israel Nickerson competed with the seniors. Morse finished 14th and Nickerson was 16th. “I thought they did pretty well in where they were at,” coach Mick Frederick said. They competed against some big Spokane-area schools, including Mead and Lewis and Clark High School. Newport’s top boy runner, Jake Zickler, has been out sick and hasn’t competed so far this season. After a jamboree in Chewelah Sept. 8, the team traveled to Kellogg (see separate story). Next up is a race a Farragut State Park on Saturday.

Competition tough at Coaster Cross ATHOL – The annual Silverwood Coaster Cross drew cross country teams from as far as Montana and western Washington, and some pretty large schools turned out as well. Priest River teams placed low in the team rankings, and coach Lance Clark said the Spartan runners were tired from the meet in Kellogg two days before. (See separate story.) “We have still a lot of work to do before districts,” he said. James Hegge was Priest River’s top runner, finishing in the upper half of the pack with a time of 17:51 for the 5-kilometer. “James Hegge still is bringing his times down and showing that he is one to be looked at at the state competition,” Clark said. David Bell, Justin Ewing, Will Kramer and Tyler Wilson rounded out the varsity team. Kourtney Aldridge, Kinya Morrison, Brady Nelson, Chelsea Day, Alicia Hester and Shayanna Clark competed for the girls.

Newport has best finish at Sun Dome Tournament YAKIMA – The Newport Grizzly volleyball team finished third in the 32-team Sun Dome Volleyball tournament in Yakima Saturday. “That was our best finish at the tournament,” Newport coach Jamie Pancho said. In pool play, the Newport girls beat Bickleton 25-11, 25-15, Friday Harbor 25-11, 25-12 and Three Rivers Christian 259, 25-12. In the Championship bracket, they defeated Onalaska 25-11, 25-18 and lost to Cascade 25-20, 25-12. Cascade finished third in last year’s state tournament. Newport’s junior varsity squad also did well at the Sun Dome tournament, which held a junior varsity competition among eight teams. Newport beat Cascade 25-18 and 25-20 to take first in the tournament. The Grizzlies host Northwest Christian Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. They then travel to Colville to play Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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Newport picks up two wins on the pitch BY JANELLE ATYEO

Close call as Spartans beat Grizzlies

NEWPORT – The Newport girls’ soccer team started its season winning two games last week. The Grizzlies put down Medical Lake 6-0 in a season opening home game Sept. 7, and the game in Deer Park Thursday, Sept. 9 ended 5-4 in Newport’s favor. This week starts Northeast A League play.


Newport 6, Medical Lake 0


Newport receiver Jake Wiley, 5, makes a tough catch early in the game with Priest River’s Keefer Peterson,15, defending. This long reception from Newport quarterback Travis Martin set up the first touchdown early in the first quarter. Newport lead at half using a balanced run and pass offense combined with some fourth down defensive stops. Priest River, playing without their starting quarterback and banged up from their first game last week against Great Northern League Cheney, came back to tie and eventually win in over time 21-15.

Sean Mortensen. They tied the game up in the fourth quarter with a 29-yard pass from Mortensen to Tory Peterson. The Spartans went for the two-point conversion, and Mortensen connected with Joe Snider to tie up the game, pushing it into over time. “To be honest with you, we just kind of wore down a little bit. We had to take some kids off (the field) because of some minor

injuries,” Daniel said. Priest River won the game when Cody Rabidue scored on an 8-yard run. “I was very proud how our team responded to being down at half time. They showed great pride and determination,” Priest River coach Trana said. “This was a great test for our team and will help us to get ready for our SEE FOOTBALL, 2B

Cusick remains dominate BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

CUSICK – Cusick’s defense has yet to allow a completed pass during the first three football games of the season. The Panthers defeated Wilbur-Creston 60-14 Friday night, allowing just 151 yards but gaining nearly 500 of their own. Cusick kicked off the game with three touchdowns in the first quarter. Tyler Edwards carried a 70-yard punt return for the first score, followed by a 20-yard carry

for the second. Donald Driver had a 4-yard carry for the Panthers to lead 22-0 at the end of the first quarter. Edwards had O N D EC K: another 12-yard AT NORTHPORT run for a TD, SEPT. 17 7 p.m. and completed a pass to Shem Norton for another score in the second before Wilbur-Creston scored their own touchdown with a 97-yard run. Cusick finished the half with a 51yard pass from Edwards to Driver

for a score. Norton caught a 25-yard pass from Edwards for the only touchdown in the third quarter. WilburCreston scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth, followed by a 65-yard kickoff return by Cusick’s Ryan Sample for the final score of the game. In passing, Edwards completed 11 of 19 of 245 yards and three TDs with no interceptions for Cusick. Norton had four catches for SEE CUSICK, 2B

Newport spikes Priest River in three BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzly volleyball team opened their season at home Tuesday, Sept. 7, beating the Priest River Spartans in three games 22-15, 25-22 and 25-16. “I thought we played solid,” Newport coach Jamie Pancho said. “I loved our energy.” The Grizzlies played well as a team, he said. “Everybody did something well.” He said senior Kaileen Kirsting had a good match. “She passed well and played solid defense,” Pancho said.

He said she did especially well receiving serves. Pancho said a couple of younger players also played well, including sophomore middle blocker Sydney Siemsen and junior Alex Newcomb, who had two blocks. Newport’s Sophie Bush led all players with 13 digs and 10 kills. Sierra Pancho served three aces, had 21 assists and two blocks for the Grizzlies. Priest River coach Kati Bodecker said she wasn’t discouraged with the loss. “Overall I was pleased with what we demonstrated,” Bodecker said. “We showed considerable improvement from our last match

and if we continue along that path we are going to keep getting better and stronger.” She said the team played well in the second game. “I think that we played extremely well at times,” said Bodecker. “In game two we fought back from an 8 point deficit to tie it up at 21 but unfortunately made some bad decisions and had too many mental errors.” Priest River’s Melissa Hopkins lead all players with three blocks. She also had 16 digs and 10 kills. Steffi Pavey led both teams with 22 assists and Taryn Eldore served four aces to lead all servers.

Grizzlies, Spartans runners compete well at Kellogg Invitational BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

KELLOGG – The Newport girls tasted victory when both the Newport and Priest River runners competed at an invitational cross country meet in Kellogg Thursday, Sept. 9. Newport seniors Israel Nickerson and Sarah Morse went one, two in the 5-kilometer girls’ race. Nickerson’s winning time was 21:07 and Morse was 10 seconds behind. “That was a pretty exciting meet for both of them,” Newport coach Mike Frederick said. Most of the other Newport run-

ners competed in the junior varsity race. Spartan coach Lance Clark was pleased with his runners’ efforts as well. Almost the entire team had their personal best for the O N D EC K: course, and the AT COEUR boys’ and girls’ D’ALENE Invite each took second Sept. 18 9 a.m. as a team. “I am so proud of how hard they are working,” Clark said. “They are finally seeing what they can do if they work hard and put their minds to it.” Priest River runner James Hegge is proving himself early on this sea-

son. At the Kellogg meet Thursday, Sept. 9, he finished second in a time of 17 minutes, 1 second for the 5kilometer course. Close behind was teammate Justin Ewing in fourth (17:23). David Bell also made the top 10 in 18:09. Rounding out the Priest River team was Will Kramer in 16th and Tyler Wilson in 24th. Bonners Ferry junior Micah Krmpotich won the boys’ race in 16:24. On the girls’ side, sophomore Kourtney Aldridge was the top Spartan runner, placing eighth in 22:41. Brady Nelson was 11th, SEE RUNNERS, 2B

led 2-0 from goals by LewVS. TIMBERLAKE is and Madie SEPT. 16 4 p.m. Merrill. Deer Park anAT MT. SPOKANE swered with Sept. 17 4 p.m. two goals to (tentative) tie it up, but Lewis scored AT COLVILLE SEPT. a late goal 21 4 p.m. league before the games start half. In the second half, Newport put in a couple goals to give the team a nice cushion against Deer Park. Krogh and Amanda Roberts each scored, assisted by Lewis. That was answered by a pair of Deer Park forwards who whittled down the score. They made one goal from a long shot about 25 yards out, and touched the second in from the right side of the goal. In all, Newport had 15 shots on goal to Deer Park’s 7. Newport’s keeper, Adrienne Seger made one save. Next up, Newport hosts Timberlake Thursday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. Coach Lewis said Timberlake has a young squad that is fairly competitive. A match at Mt. Spokane is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. Last year Newport lost to Mt. Spokane, which is a couple of divisions above 1A Newport. Lewis said this will be a good test and he hopes the girls are able to respond. League play starts with a match at Colville Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Another pair of home games are coming up Sept. 23 and 24 against Riverside and West Valley.




NEWPORT – The game was a lot closer than anyone expected as Newport hosted Priest River in football Friday night. Both teams entered the highly anticipated game with new coaches: Newport’s Adam Daniel coming from Mead High School and Priest River’s John Trana transferring from Sandpoint. “I’ve never been congratulated so much after a loss,” Daniel said. Newport led 15-0 at the half after Zak Zamora scored on a 2yard run in the first quarter and Hayden Rainey caught a 4-yard pass from Spencer Douglas in the second quarter for touchdowns. Newport added the twopoint conversion to their first touchdown with a run by Keith Coulson. “They were ready to go,” coach Daniel said of his team. “They wanted to make this town proud. They came out and they clicked on all cylinders and the guys were fresh.” Priest River wasn’t ready to give up that easily, though. “Our defense set the tone in the second half by forcing turnovers and setting up our offense,” Priest River coach Trana said. They came back after the half and scored on a 1-yard run by


Newport took control of the ball from early on and kept it for most of the game. Taylor Lewis scored the team’s first two goals before the half. One came at 25 minutes, and one three minutes later. She added one more goal in the second half. Several others contributed in the second half. McKenzie Krogh scored at 44 minutes, assisted by Lewis. Savana Lindell and Courtney Wiese put in two more. The game gave the team a chance to put players in different spots, coach Jeremy Lewis said. Newport made 15 shots on goal to just one by Medical Lake.

Newport 5, Deer Park 4 The game at Deer Park was much more competitive and physical. Coach Lewis said the girls need that kind of experience as they play better and better teams this season. “They stood up well to the test,” he said. Early in the game, Newport

Ranger volleyball team shows improvement BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

KETTLE FALLS – The Selkirk girls volleyball team lost their first match of the year, but coach Stephanie Carlson said she was happy with the team’s improvement over last year. The Rangers played Kettle Falls Sept. 8, losing 15-25, 2725, 19-25, 20-25. “Even though we lost the match, we were pleased with our aggressiveness and many individual improvements over last season,” said Carlson. She said the match was characterized by numerous rallies and that after losing the first game, the Rangers were competitive the rest of the match.



“Our team serving and scrappy defense were the highlight for the evening,” said Carlson. O N D EC K: “Defense and AT COLUMBIA ball control SEPT. 16 5 p.m. was our goal for this match VS. NORTHPORT and the team SEPT. 21 5 p.m. made some terrific saves.” Courtney Holter led the Rangers in kills with seven, followed by Annemarie Cain with two. Holter also had three blocks. Cain and Holter both served an ace and Annie Couch led all players with 23 assists. Sarah Dunn and Holter led the Rangers in digs, with seven each.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Volleyball - Selkirk vs. Columbia: 5 p.m. - Columbia Volleyball - Priest River vs. Bonners Ferry: 7 p.m. - Bonners Ferry Girls’ Soccer - Priest River vs. Freeman: 4 p.m. - Priest River Volleyball – Newport vs. Northwest Christian: 6:30 p.m. - Newport

Cross Country - Priest River and Newport at Coeur d’Alene Invite: 9 a.m. - Farragut State Park Girls’ Soccer - Priest River vs. Bonners Ferry: 11 a.m. - Priest River Boys’ Soccer - Priest River vs. Bonners Ferry: 1 p.m. - Priest River Volleyball - Cusick vs. Wellpinit: 5 p.m. - Cusick

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Football - Selkirk vs. Republic: 7 p.m. - Republic Football - Priest River vs. Deer Park: 7 p.m. - Deer Park Football - Newport vs. Colville: 7 p.m. - Colville Football - Cusick vs. Northport: 7 p.m. - Northport Boys’ Soccer - Priest River vs. St. George’s: 4 p.m. - Spokane

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Adult Co-Ed Volleyball: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Junior High

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Newport Autumn Bloom 10K race: 8 a.m. - Newport City Park

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Volleyball - Selkirk vs. Northport: 5 p.m. – Selkirk Volleyball – Newport vs. Colville: 6:30 p.m. - Colville Volleyball - Priest River vs. Kellogg: 7:30 p.m. - Priest River Boys’ Soccer - Priest River vs. Post Falls: 4 p.m. - Priest River Volleyball – Cusick vs. Columbia: 5 p.m. - Cusick

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Selkirk struggles in second gridiron game

Lady Spartans drop three matches BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER


METALINE FALLS – The Selkirk football team lost to GarfieldPalouse Friday night, 42-0 in a game Ranger coach Kelly Cain said was similar to their loss against Cusick the week prior. “Garfield-Palouse is a very good team. We were in a situation like with Cusick. We played them tough for about a half,” he said. The first half ended 20-0 after GP scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and one in the second. They managed the two-point conversion on the first TD, but missed the extra-point kick on the second touchdown and the pass failed on

the third. Cain said Selkirk had a chance to score at the end of the half but they weren’t able to capitalize. “We were right there for the first half. The second O N D EC K: half took it AT REPUBLIC away from us,” SEPT. 17 7 p.m. Cain said. GP scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and another in the fourth. Cain said his team has a lot of returners but they are filling in a lot spots with athletes new to the position. “We’re still trying to find out who we are,” he said. The Rangers travel to Republic Friday to play at 7 p.m.


PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River girls’ soccer team had a rough first week of school, losing three games, O N D EC K: but they’re VS. FREEMAN looking SEPT. 16 4 p.m. forward to improveVS. BONNERS ments as FERRY Sept. 18 they get into 11 a.m. the swing of things with three home games coming up. In all of last week’s games, the Spartans played a really good, defensive first half, coach Kate Keinert said. “My plan for this week is to capitalize on the team’s good

spirit,” she said. “We need to finetune our passing and communication, and we need to increase our attempts on goal.” So far this season, the girls have a 2-5-1 record, having won games against St. Maries and Kellogg and tied Timberlake.

Colville 5, Priest River 2 The Spartans lost to Colville 5-2 in a home game Wednesday, Sept. 8. “Our nerves got the best of us against Colville,” coach Keinert said. “We are working on keeping our cool against non-league teams.” Priest River’s goals came from Jessica Tryban, off of a corner kick by Holly Hirst, and by Kath-

ryn Rainey.

Bonners Ferry 2, Priest River 1 The Thursday, Sept. 2 game at Bonners Ferry was much closer, but the Badgers took the win 2-1. “We had a lot of energy and should have beat Bonners Ferry, but they came out playing well and were able to get two goals to our one,” Keinert said. Rainey scored the shot for Priest River.

Orofino 5, Priest River 0 Hosting Orofino Saturday, Sept. 11, the Priest River girls were much improved over the first time they faced the team. Orofino won 10-0 earlier this season.

The Spartans came out positive and aggressive and held them to one goal the first half. “Orofino is a confident, welloiled machine, so I was really happy with the first half,” Keinert said. In the second half, Orofino was able to break through the Spartan defense several times, which accounts for the high tally of goals scored. “We kept up our attack on offense, but we were unsuccessful at getting a goal,” the coach added. The girls hosted Kellogg Tuesday, but results were not available by press time. Two more home games are coming up: Freeman on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. and Bonners Ferry Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.

Priest River boys make a goal 9.


PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River boys’ soccer team made its first goal of the season where it counted. It came in a league match against Bonners Ferry Thursday. The boys have yet to pick up a win. Their record stands at 0-7.

Lake City 8, Priest River 0 It was another shutout when Priest River traveled to Lake City Sept. 7 to face the Timberwolves for the second time this season. The first time was a 4-0 loss for the Spartans, and this time, Lake City put up a score of 8 to Priest River’s 0. The Timberwolves had 30 shots on goal to the Spartans’ 7, but Priest River’s goalie, Allen Easley made 19 saves.

Bonners Ferry 4, Priest River 1 Priest River made its first goal of the season when they traveled to Bonners Ferry Thursday, Sept.

“The showing against Bonners was a huge improvement over the disappointing loss to Lake City,” coach Jeff Svoboda said. Playing 10 on 11, the boys held Bonners scoreless for the first 23 minutes and frustrated O N D EC K: their attack. AT ST. GEORGE’S They stayed Sept. 17 4 p.m. organized and played VS. BONNERS smart until FERRY Sept. 18 1 a defensive p.m. mistake led to the first goal. VS. POST FALLS In the Sept. 21 4 p.m. second half, Priest River changed tactics and played a higher pressure game, catching Bonners numerous times with the offside trap. Cody Otero scored the first ever league goal 66 minutes into the game. “It boosted the moral of the team and they finished the game strong,” Svoboda said. “It was one of the best games the boys have played this year.”

Easley had another great game stopping 21 shots to limit the Badger scoring.

Orofino 6, Priest River 0 In a home game against Orofino Saturday, Sept. 11, Priest River lost 6-0. “The final score does not do justice to the way the game was played,” coach Svoboda said. He blames poor refereeing for two of the Orofino scores. Orofino had 23 shots on goal to Priest River’s 11, and Easley made 16 saves. “The boys never quit playing even with everything going against them,” Svoboda said. “They showed real character.” The boys traveled to Sandpoint Tuesday for their second game against the Bulldogs. Results were not available by press time. They travel to Spokane for a game against St. George’s Friday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. They host Bonners Ferry Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. and Post Falls Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.


Newport hosted Priest River in a football game Friday night. Priest RIver won in overtime.


league opponents.” Daniel said Newport quarterback Travis Martin had a great game playing both QB and linebacker. Douglas came off the bench and threw his touchdown pass and Jared Barranco ran really hard and played good defense, as did Zamora, Daniel said. Six-foot, 5-inch Jake Wiley also stood out for Newport. He began practice recently after

breaking his leg at the end of basketball season last year and wasn’t expected to be able to play football. He had many catches, two of which set up touchdowns. For Priest River, Mortensen led in rushing with 16 carries for 124 yards and one TD. Rabidue had 10 carries for 4 yards and one TD. On Newport’s side, Zamora led with 19 carries for 100 yards and one TD and Barranco had 13 carries for 48 yards.

Members sought for hunter advisory group OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through Oct. 15 for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group (MHAG). The group, which represents master hunters statewide, advises WDFW on issues and opportunities affecting master hunters and the Master Hunter program. Five volunteer positions are currently open on the 15-member group. MHAG members, who serve three-year terms, must be certified master hunters. At least two members are selected from each of WDFW’s six administrative regions, which are described on the department’s website at Letters of interest will be accepted from applicants residing in: • Region One (Pend Oreille, Spokane, Lincoln, Stevens, Whitman, Ferry, Garfield, Columbia, Walla Walla and Asotin counties) • Region Two (Okanogan,



Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Adams counties) • Region Five (Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, and Wahkiakum counties) • Region Six (Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pierce, Pacific, and Kitsap counties) • At large (any county in the state) The director of WDFW will make formal appointments by March 2011. Master hunters interested in filling a position should send a letter of interest to Eric. or to Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Enforcement Program, Attn: Eric Anderson Hunter Education Division; 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091. The advisory group meets at least four times a year. Members serve as volunteers and do not receive direct compensation for their work, but travel reimbursement is available. For more information, call Eric Anderson at 360-902-2426.

Passing, Mortensen completed five of 17 for 92 yards. Newport’s Martin completed nine of 16 for 88 yards and Douglas went one for one. In pass receiving, Peterson led for Priest River with two catches for 60 yards. Newport’s Wiley had six catches for 66 yards and Rainey had three catches for 23 yards. This Friday, Priest River travels to Deer Park for a 7 p.m. game and Newport travels to Colville for a 7 p.m. game.

29 yards and two TDs, Driver had one catch for 523 yards and a TD and Louie Bluff had three catches for 47 yards. Sample caught two for 49 yards and Johnny Andrews caught a 17-yard pass. Rushing, Edwards had five carries for 103 yards and a TD and punt return for 70 yards. Driver had seven carries for 58 yards and one TD. Sample had two kick-off returns for 77 yards and a TD.

|| CROSS COUNTRY SEPT. 9 Kellogg Invite Boys’ team standings: Bonners Ferry 22, Priest River 55, Kellogg 68, Potlatch 88. Priest River boys’ results: 2, James Hegge 17:01. 4, Justin Ewing 17:23. 10, David Bell 18:09. 16, Will Kramer 19:34. 24, Tyler Wilson 20:35.

Girls’ team standings: Bonners Ferry 22, Priest River 34. Girls’ individual results: 1, Isreal Nickerson (New) 21:07. 2, Sarah Morse (New) 21:17. 3, Aimee Sayers (BF) 21:52. 4, Cayla Smeltze (Pot) 21:57. 5, Lorena LaBarbera (BF) 22:00. 6, Shiela Briggs (Kel) 22:32. 7, Katy Hiatt (BF) 22:34. 8, Kourtney Aldridge (PR) 22:42. 9, Sara Owinyo (BF) 22:53. 10, Mariah Schlepp (Kel) 22:55. 11, Brady Nelson (PR) 23:24. 12, Kinya Morrison (PR) 23:28. 14, Chelsea Day (PR) 24:04. 17, Alicia Hester (PR) 24:27. 19, Shayanna Clark (PR) 25:05.

SEPT. 11 Silverwood Coaster Cross At Athol Boys’ team scoring: 1, Timberline 77. 2, Meridian 104. 3, Rocky Mountain 108. 4, Centennial 115. 5, Glacier Peak 196. 6, Moscow 206. 7, Vallivue 230. 8, Sandpoint 250. 9, Lakeside-9mile 262. 10, Hazen 277. 11, Middleton 292. 12, Post Falls 297. 13, Borah 331. 14, Lake City 376. 15, Bonners Ferry 394. 16, Medical Lake 455. 17, Freeman 485. 18, Royal 518. 19, Northwest ChristianColbert 554. 20, Lakeland 573. 21, Libby 573. 22, Frenchtown 573. 23, Chewelah 610. 24, Priest River Lamanna 641. 25, Sedro-Woolley 734. Girls’ team scoring: 1, Rocky Mountain 64. 2, Glacier Peak 66. 3, Vallivue 106. 4, Centennial 116. 5, Meridian 193. 6, Lake City 193. 7, Lakeside-9mile 236. 8, Timberlake 243. 9, Timberline 261. 10, North Central 291. 11, Sandpoint 306. 12, Sedro-Woolley 363. 13, Middleton 370. 14, Northwest Christian-Colbert 386. 15, Ferris 387. 16, Borah 409. 17, Moscow 413. 18, Post Falls 458. 19, McCall-Donnelly 485. 20, Frenchtown 505. 21, Chewelah 615. 22,

The varsity defense held Wilbur-Creston to negative 21 yards. Junior varsity players were subbed in for Cusick later in the game, allowing 151 yards. On defense, Aaron Sears had 11 tackles, Derrick Bluff had one interception, Norton had nine tackles, Edwards had an interception, Gavin Peterson had seven tackles, Nolan Finley had six tackles and one sack and Louie Bluff had a sack. The Panthers take on Northport on the road Friday at 7 p.m.




Bonners Ferry 618. 23, Lakeland 629. 24, Freeman 636. 25, Priest River Lamanna 697.

FOOTBALL SEPT. 10 Cusick 60, Wilbur-Creston 14 Cusick 22 24 6 8 -60 Wilbur-Creston 0 8 0 6 -14 Scoring: Cus - Edwards 70 punt return (Edwards run) Cus - Edwards 20 run (Edwards run) Cus - Driver 4 run (run failed) Cus - Edwards 12 run (Driver run) Cus - Norton 15 pass from Edwards (Driver run) WC - Johns 97 run (Johns run) Cus - Driver 51 pass from Edwards (Bluff run) Cus - Norton 25 pass from Edwards (run failed) WC - Ogle 10 run (run failed) Cus - Sample 65 kick off return (Edwards run)

Garfield-Palouse 42, Selkirk 0 Garfield-Palouse 14 6 14 8 -42 Selkirk 0 0 0 0 -0 Scoring: GP - Hodges 5 run (Run) GP - Lang 10 run (Kick Failed) GP - Hodges 55 run (Pas Failed) GP - Lang 5 run (Pass good) GP - Floyd 35 run (Run good) GP - Lang 4 run (Pass Good)

Priest River 21, Newport 15 (OT) Priest River 0 0 7 8 6 -21 Newport 8 7 0 0 0 -15 Scoring: New - Zamora 2 run (Coulson run) New - Rainey 4 pass from Douglas (Douglas kick) PR - Mortensen 1 run (Rabidue kick) PR - Peterson 28 pass from Mortensen (Snider pass from Mortensen) PR - Rabidue 8 run

Kinya Morrison 12, Chelsea Day 14th, Alicia Hester 17th, and Shayanna Clark 19th. The girls scored 34 points, and Bonners Ferry was first with 22. Bonners also won the boys’ meet with 22 points. Priest River was second with 55 points, beating out Kellogg and Potlach. The Newport and Priest River teams will meet again at the Coeur d’Alene Invite, held at Farragut State Park Saturday, Sept. 18. Races start at 9 a.m.


At Lake City Lake City 8, Priest River 0

At Priest River Colville 5, Priest River 2

Statistics: Shots - Priest River 7, Lake City 30. Saves - Priest River 19, Orofino 2.

Priest River goals: 1, Jessica Tryban (Hirst). 2, Kathryn Rainey.

SEPT. 9 At Bonners Ferry Bonners Ferry 4, Priest River 1 Game summary: First half - 1, BF, Borne (Mendez) 15:00. 2, BF, E.Moe (Mendez) 20:00. 3, BF, Piccolo 23:00. Second half - 4, BF, Mendez 59:00. 5, PR, Otero 66:00.

SEPT. 9 At Bonners Ferry Bonners Ferry 2, Priest River 1 Priest River goals: Rainey

Statistics: Shots - Priest River 3, Bonners Ferry 24. Saves - Priest River, Easley 15. Bonners Ferry, Evans 2.

SEPT. 11 At Priest River Orofino 6, Priest River 0 Statistics: Shots - Priest River 11, Orofino 23. Saves - Priest River 16, Orofino 7.

GIRLS’ SOCCER SEPT. 2 At Kellogg Priest River 2, Kellogg 0 Game summary: First half - 1, PR, Hirst 21:00. 2, PR, Hirst 33:00. Statistics: Shots - Priest River 6, Kellogg 14. Saves - Priest River 13, Kellogg, Ashcraft 4.

SEPT. 7 At Newport Newport 6, Medical Lake 0 Game summary: First half - 1, New, Lewis, 25:00. 2, New, Lewis, 28:00. Second half - 3, New, Krogh (Lewis), 44:00. 4, New, Lewis, 47:00. 5, New, Lindell, 53:00. 6, New, Wiese, 58:00. Statistics: Shots - Newport 15, Medical Lake 1. Saves - Medical Lake, Pendell 9. Newport, Seger 0.




At Deer Park Newport 5, Deer Park 4 Game summary: First half - 1, New, Lewis 4:00. 2, New, Merrill 13:00. 3, DP, Ball (Ruygrok) 15:00. 4, DP, Hoog (Ball) 26:00. 5,New, Lewis 39:00. Second half - 6, New, Krogh (Lewis) 47:00. 7, New, Roberts (Lewis) 52:00. 8, DP Ball (Ruygrok) 60:00. 9, DP, Ball, Ruygrok 70:00. Statistics: Shots - Deer Park 7, Newport 15. Saves - DP, Petroske 10. New, Seger 1.

SEPT. 11 At Priest River Orofino 5, Priest River 0

VOLLEYBALL SEPT. 8 Newport d. Priest River 25-15, 25-22, 25-16 Kettle Falls d. Selkirk 15-25, 27-25, 19-25, 20-25. SEPT. 11 At Yakima Newport d. Bickleton 25-11, 25-15 Newport d. Friday Harbor 25-11 25-12 Newport d. Three Rivers Christian 25-9, 25-12 Newport d. Onalaska 25-11, 25-18 Cascade d. Newport 25-20, 25-12

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TOP RETURNEES: seniors Jared Barranco, Haden Rainey, Zach Zamora and Chaize Exkano; juniors Aaron Castle, Don Burns Jr., Jake Wiley, Keith Coulson, Michael Rapp, Travis Martin, Spencer Douglas, Brandon Lambert and Jordan Duke. OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: “We have a chance to win every game we play,” coach Adam Daniel said. “We will be competitive and hopefully be in a positions to win the fourth quarter.” Newport has played one game so far this season, losing to Priest River in over time 21-15. WEAKNESSES: The team lacks overall depth. Every high school football player suits up for games, but the freshmen do not play in varsity games.

Jared Barranco Senior #36

Hunter Clark Senior #88

COACHING EXPERIENCE: 13 years as offensive line coach at Mead High School

Austin Duke Senior #

Chaize Exano Senior # 22

Haden Rainey Senior #

TOP RETURNING STARTERS: Seniors Kaileen Kersting, Sophie Bush, Hannah Carew, Hayley Odell, Sierra Pancho, Emily Blore and Kathryn Onley are all returning for Newport, as are juniors Miranda Frederick and Alex Newcomb and sophomores Sydney Siemsen, Jenna Kersting and Brittany Hopkins.

Emily Blore Senior

Sophie Bush Senior

Hannah Carew Senior

Kaileen Kersting Senior

Hayley Odell Senior

Kathryn Onley

Sierra Pancho Senior

Miranda Frederick Junior

Alexandra Newcomb Junior

Brittany Hopkins Sophomore

KEY LOSSES: Spencer Schultz, Molly Betz and Alicia Zieske.

Jake Storms Senior # 81

Zack Zamara Senior #23

Don Burns Jr Junior #75

Aaron Castle Junior #71

Keith Coulson Junior #80

Rawley Cunningham Junior #11

Jordan Duke Junior #68

Brandon Lambert Junior #20

Travis Martin Junior #15

Micheal Rapp Junior #65

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 11 years teaching marketing/DECA and business education at Mead. He now teaches at Newport High School.

OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: “The girls are ready and have been working hard to defend last year’s league title,” said Newport coach Jamie Pancho. “So far, we have competed well. The team is getting better with each practice and match.”

As of press time, Newport’s record was 1-0, with a third place finish at the 32-team Sundome Torunament in Yakima.

STRENGTHS: Experience and team morale are Newport’s strong suit, said Pancho.

HEAD COACH: Jamie Pancho

WEAKNESSES: “We are trying to fill some holes in certain positions right now and those players are improving each day,” Pancho said.

COACHING EXPERIENCE: Fifth year as head coach for Newport: 17 years overall coaching experience.

AGE: 36

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Pancho has spent seven years teaching. He currently is in his second year teaching fourth grade at Stratton Elementary School. He spent SEE NEWPORT VOLLEY BALL, 7B



Jacob Wiley Junior #5

Friday, September 17 Friday, September 24 Friday, October 1 Friday, October 8 Friday, October 15 Friday, October 22, Thursday, October 28 Friday, November 5 Saturday, November 6

Jeremiah Deverna Sophomore #52

Tyler Hunt Sophomore #33

Gibson Hunter Sophomore #84

Jacob Morse Sophomore #79

Away Colville 7:00 p.m. Away Chewelah 7:00 p.m. Home Riverside 7:00 p.m. Home Freeman 7:00 p.m. Home Liberty 7:00 p.m. Away Lakeside 7:00 p.m. Home Springdale 7:00 p.m. Crossover with CTL District #6 Crossover with CTL District #6

CROSS COUNTRY TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Sarah Morse and Israel Nickerson, who were both state participants last year, are returning to the team. The top boys’ runner, junior Jake Zickler, is also back. Other returnees include juniors Ryan Tafoya, Morgan Laville and Hannah Kepner. Of the newcomers, freshman Alan Thompson is expected to do well. KEY LOSSES: The team lost two runners to graduation: Emily Reedy and Tyler Alkire. A few other boys did not return to the team or are playing football instead. CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: The Northeast A League was reorganized to include Riverside and Colville this year, but Kettle Falls is no longer an A school. Coach Mike Frederick said Riverside and Colville are two of the perennial powerhouse teams and will make the league much tougher. SEE NEWPORT CROSS COUNTRY, 7B

Morgan Laville Junior

Ryan Tafoya Junior

Jake Zickler Junior

Scott McMeen Sophomore

Chris Nichols Sophomore

Zack Williams Sophomore

Austin Hartman Freshman

Allan Thompson Freshman

Hannah Kepner Senior

Sarah Morse Senior

Thursday, September 16 Tuesday, September 21 Thursday, September 23 Friday, September 24 Tuesday, September 28 Thursday, September 30 Tuesday, October 5 Thursday, October 7 Friday, October 8 Saturday, October 9 Tuesday, October 12 Thursday, October 14 Thursday, October 21

Israel Nickerson Senior

Jordan Phillips Senior


Janae Crowder Freshman

Mike Fredrick Head Coach



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Tori Bridges Senior

Samantha Keogh Senior

Brittnay Chambers Junior

McKenzie Krogh Junior

Amanda Roberts Junior

Natasha Rohrer Junior

Adrienne Seger Junior

Sydney Hearnden Freshman

Kathryn Merrill Freshman

Jeremy Lewis Coach

Courtney Brea Jolie Wiese Rhorer Frederick Sophomore Sophomore Freshman NOT Samatha Krogh Coralee Junior Robersts PICTURED: Penny Lelle Freshman Maggie Junior Mckenzie White Abercrombie Addie Cauchey Freshman Junior Freshman Tammy Bridges Ashley Lelle Junior Freshman Ali Hall Holly Malsby Junior Freshman

NOT PICTURED: Kenny Moreale Senior


Taylor Lewis Junior

Savana Lindell Junior

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FOOTBALL Tyler Dlouglas Senior #8

Jordan Munar Senior #23

Tyler Barber Sophomore #9

Deshon Bell Sophomore #24

Eric Holbrook Senior #10

Thomas Kissinger Senior #30

Cameron Riley Sophomore #11

Cody Rabidue Senior #32

Keefer Peterson Senior #12

Matt Nelson Junior #40

Neal Johnson Junior #20

Kegan Haggerty Sophomore #41

Joe Snider Junior #21

Friday, September 17 Friday, September 24 Friday, October 1 Friday, October 8 Friday, October 15 Friday, October 22 Friday, October 29

Robert Perez Senior #22

RC Akre Sophomore #45

TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Tyler Douglas, Sean Mortenson, Dylan Reinbold, Tori Peterson, Cody Rabidue, Keefer Peterson, Eric Holbrook; junior Andrew Huddleston; and sophomore Jacob Munar

Deshon Bell Sophomore #46

TOP PROSPECTS: Jeramiah Spaude, Manuel Perez, Daniel Desjarlais, Tyler Baber, Cameron Riley and RC Akre KEY LOSSES: Mike Riley, Chad Yount Jarrod Gloe Senior #50

Damon Waits Senior #53

Tyler Bilbo Senior #54

Mike Ludolph Sophomore #56

Jacob Munar Sophomore #60

Tanner Rogers Senior #63

John Kintner Senior #73

Dylan Reinbold Senior #74

OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: The team’s goal is to be Intermountain League champions this year. They have played two games so far, losing the first

Not Pictured:

Andrew Huddleston Junior #79

Cory Coleman Junior #80

Joey Day Sophomore #82

Dalton Summer Sophomore #83

Tory Peterson Senior #84

Jeramiah Spaude Senior #7 Cody Edwards Sophomore #64 Alex Bray Sophomore #70 Brady Coll Sophomore #70 Manuel Perez Junior #71 Mark Evans Sophomore #74 Brian Fink Sophomore #79 Austin Glazier Junior #81

Sean Mortensen Senior #85

Thursday, September 16 Tuesday, September 21 Tuesday, September 28 Thursday, September 30 Monday, October 4 Tuesday, October 5 Thursday, Octoer 7 Tuesday, October 12 Thursday, October 14 Saturday, October 9 Tuesday, October 12 Thursday, October 14 Saturday, October 30

Dan Buttrey Assistant Coach Jake Stark Assistant Coach

Mike McMahon Assistant Coach

Brad Martin Assistant Coach

Mark Schultz Assistant Coach

Shane Douglas Assistant Coach

Jake Palaniuk Assistant Coach


RETURNING STARTERS: Seniors Allen Easley as goalkeeper, Cody Otero, Eric Whitman and Kyle Wall. Most of the team is seniors. Three younger players are also returning. The team hopes to Jeff recruit enough players to Svoboda sustain a team next year. Head Coach

Steve Olson Senior #7

Jonathon Murray Senior #3

Wes Moreland Senior #12

Chris Handy Senior #5

TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Melissa Hopkins and Morgan Stewart join sophomore Melissa Trost as the returning veterans.

Allen Easely Senior #9

KEY LOSSES: Six seniors graduated this past spring. OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: Coach Jeff Ryan Svoboda said the boys Fellman SEE PR SOCCER PAGE 7B Sophomore #6

KEY LOSSES: The Spartans lost Taylor Stewart, Chelsea Linton and Whitney Hill.

Tony DeMent Sophomore #15

Friday, September 17 Away Saturday, September 18 Home Tuesday, September 21 Home Thursday, September 23 Away Thursday, September 30 Home Saturday, October 2 Home Thursday, October 7 Home Wednesday, October 13 Away Thursday, October 14 Away Saturday, October 16 Away

Eric Whitman Senior #4

Kyle Wall Senior #8

Julian Pagano Senior #17

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STRENGTHS: Height and blocking ability are two strengths of the Priest river team.

Cody Otero Senior #13

WEAKNESSES: The team’s relative inexperience is its biggest weakness.

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RECORD: As of press time, the girls record is 1-2. HEAD COACH: Kati Bodecker AGE: 26 COACHING EXPERIENCE: Bodecker has been at Priest River Lamanna High School since 2007. She has also coached the Moscow Volleyball



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to Cheney and winning their second game against Newport in overtime. STRENGTHS: Trana said they have great senior leadership, athletic receivers and good speed at all positions. WEAKNESSES: Size on the offensive/defensive line ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: “We have a good senior class leading a talented junior and sophomore class,” Trana said. HEAD COACH: John Trana AGE: 39 COACHING EXPERIENCE: Trana has 10 years of coaching experi-

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ence, including the 2001 Colorado 4A State Champions, 2009 4A Idaho State Runner Up, 2002 and 2003 4A Colorado State Semi Finals, 2005 4A Idaho State Semi Finals. He has coached in 17 playoff games, teams that were three-time Mountain Plains Conference Champions in Colorado, four-time Inland Empire League Champions in Idaho, and has been part of a four-time Coach of the Year Staff. OCCUPATION: Football coach ASSISTANT COACHES: Mike McMahon, Jacob Palinuk, Shane Douglas, Brad Martin, Mark Schultz, Dan Buttry, Jake Stark

Bonners Ferry High School Kellogg High School Timberlake High School Bonners Ferry High School Newport High School St. George’s Timberlake High School Kellogg High School St. Maries High School Crossover Classic Tournament Kellogg High School St. Maries High School State Finals

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Club, was an assistant coach at Whitworth University, coached the Spokane Storm Club Volleyball team and coached the VIP under 16 volleyball team. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Bodecker has been an English teacher at Priest River Lamanna High School since 2007.

Shantel Warren Junior

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Bodecker won a scholarship to play varsity volleyball at the University of Idaho, where she Kelsey started all four years as Lederle an outside hitter. She Junior was also a three sport athlete at Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, where she played on three state championship volleyball teams and a championship basketball team. Kati Bodecker ASSISTANT COACHES: Head Coach Brandi Johnson and Katie Whitaker

Jill Weimer Freshman

Morgan Stewart Senior

Liz Halcro Junior

Steffie Pavey Sophomore

Melissa Hoptins Senior

Taryn Eldore Sophomore

Taylar Doolittle Junior

Beth Bykerk Freshman

Melissa Trost Sophomore


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TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Tyler Edwards, Shem Norton, Louie Bluff, Kevin Villegas, Jesse Marthaller, Donald Driver; junior Johnny Andrews; sophomores Derrick Bluff, Ryan Sample, Aaron Sears TOP PROSPECTS: Coach Sonny Finley said he has some freshmen and sophomores who have a ways to go but they’re up and coming, including Quinton Montgomery, Warren Piengkham, Zack Chantry and Nolan Finley. KEY LOSSES: Several starting seniors graduated from Cusick last year, including quarterback Spencer Shanholtzer who completed 10,000 yards during his career, Solomon Monkiewicz, Joe Andrews, Robert Ives and Jake


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Prine. OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: Coach Finley believes Cusick will finish at the top of their league again this year, “but we have to go out on the field and prove it.” He said their game against Hunters-Inchelium will tell them a lot about their skill and the league. It should be a tough game. STRENGTHS: Cusick’s defense is proving to be tough. With three games complete they have not allowed a single pass to be completed by the opposing teams. Coach Finley said their offense is tough too. “We’re on a good roll,” he said.

WEAKNESSES: Cusick isn’t as deep as Finley would like them to be. HEAD COACH: Sonny Finley AGE: 32 COACHING EXPERIENCE: Two years of junior high football; this is his third year coaching high school football

Derrick Bluff Sophomore

Aaron Sears Junior

Ryan Sample Sophomore

Quinton Montgomery Freshman

Tyler Edwards Senior

Warren Piengkman Freshman

Zack Chantry Sophomore

Gavin Peterson Sophomore

Chris Reynolds Freshman

Donald Driver Senior

John Cutshall Sophomore

Shem Norton Senior

Nolan Finley Freshman

Nick Lovette Sophomore

Miles Finley Freshman

Kevin Villegas Senior

Louie Bluff Senior

Jesse Marthaller Senior

Johnny Andrews Junior

Rusty Benham Freshman

Dakota Schubert Freshman

OCCUPATION: Wildlife technician for the Kalispel Tribe Natural Resources Department ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Football, basketball and baseball ASSISTANT COACHES: Troy Hendershott, Tell Hamilton, Ty Shanholtzer, Monty Williams and Mike Keogh

Friday, September 17 Away Northport Friday, September 24 Home Columbia Friday, October 1 Home Curlew Friday, October 8 Away Selkirk Friday, October 15 Home Republic Friday, October 22 Home Valley Christian Friday, October 29 Away Wellpinit Friday, November 5 TBA Crossover Friday-Saturday, November 19-20 Quarter-Finals Friday-Saturday, November 26-27 Semi-Finals Friday-Saturday December 3-4 Grid Iron Classic

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. TBA

Not pictured: Ty Shanholtzer Asst. Coach Mike Keogh Asst. Coach Sonny Finley Head Coach

Troy Tell Hendershott Hamilton Asst. Coach Asst. Coach

Monty Williams Asst. Coach

VOLLEYBALL TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Andy Fountain and Jaimi Adams both received postseason awards last year. Hanna Keogh should have a good season, coach Drum said. Junior Andrea Heinen and sophomore Haley Adams are also returning.

OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: Coach Drum said they should compete for the league championship. STRENGTHS: Cusick is a senior-laden team with eight girls who have varsity experience.

TOP PROSPECTS: None not mentioned above.

WEAKNESSES: Their serve-receive and defense need to get better.

KEY LOSSES: Lydia Treischel was the league’s MVP last year.

HEAD COACH: Harly Drum

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OCCUPATION: Personal trainer at Camas Wellness Center for Community Wellness in Usk ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Some college volleyball

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COACHING EXPERIENCE: Third year at Cusick


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FOOTBALL TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Hunter Enyeart, Kelan Sax, Mike Dewey, Mikey Filler, James Enyeart, Bobby Williams, Brandon Reeve; sophomores Dalton Dewey, Garet Sax and Mikey Weiss TOP PROSPECTS: Josh Busby, Trevor Grant, Avery Miller KEY LOSSES: Nick Milliren, Zach Jensen, Jesse Mendenhall, Chris Vermuelen OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: “We should be able to field a competitive team and vie for a playoff spot,” coach Kelly

Friday, September 17 Friday, September 24 Friday, October 1 Friday, October 8 Friday, October 15 Friday, October 22 Friday, October 29 Friday, November 5

Cain said. So far, Selkirk has lost the two games they’ve played this year. STRENGTHS: “Having a year of eight-man football under our belts,” coach Cain said. WEAKNESSES: Overall team speed could be better. COMMENTS: “It will be a trying season for our players due to the loss of teammate Dallas Newman. He will be in our thoughts whenever we take the field,” coach Cain said. HEAD COACH: Kelly Cain

AGE:47 COACHING EXPERIENCE: Second season as head football coach for Selkirk, 12th year of coaching football, 26th year of coaching high school athletics including football, basketball, volleyball and softball TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 23rd year as history teacher

Josh Busby Senior

Evan Guthrie Senior

Jared Reed Senior

Joe Werner Senior

Ricky Sears Senior

Kelan Sax Senior

Mike Dewey Senior

Brandon Reeve Senior

Mikey Filler Senior

Hunter Enyeart Senior

Bobby Williams Senior

Braden Mutch Junior

Emery Maupin Sophomore

Austin Miller Sophomore

Branden Reiber Sophomore

Michael Weiss Sophomore

Garet Sax Sophomore

Mike Haskins Sophomore

Dalton Dewey Sophomore

Trevor Grant Freshman

Charlie Lavigueur Freshman

Avery Miller Freshman

Wyatt Walker Freshman

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Varsity football, basketball, baseball at the high school level ASSISTANT COACHES: Barry Woelfel and Kirk Johnson

Away Republic Away Northport Home Harrington/Odessa Home Cusick Home Curlew Away Wellpinit Away Columbia/Inchelium Cross-Over game with the South

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. TBD

Kelly Cain Head Coach

VOLLEYBALL TOP RETURNEES: Seniors Annemarie Cain, Sarah Dunn, Cierra Botzheim and Amy Johnson; juniors Courtney Holtzer, Hannah Simpson and Annie Couch and sophomore Kirbi Anderson. TOP PROSPECTS: According to Selkirk coach Stephanie Carlson, leading diggers and hitters from last year were Annemarie Cain and Courtney Holter. A new student, Annie Couch, is a setter who shows promise. KEY LOSSES: Angelina Macarthur and Kayla Grant graduated and their hitting and setting skills will be missed. OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN LEAGUE: “We had several close matches last season, so we hope to finish strong in league this year, with more wins under our belt,” Carlson said.

STRENGTHS: Having more seniors and juniors on the team should be an advantage, Carlson said. She said the team is more aggressive and determined and has stepped up its defensive skills. She said the team should be stronger in hitting and serving this year. WEAKNESSES: “We are not an exceptionally tall team, so we have to play scrappy,” Carlson said. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: “We have a good base program with 21 players out for the season,” Carlson said. Many of the players attended volleyball camps over the summer. Carlson said that the team’s attitude has been positive and the their teamwork good.

AGE: 57 COACHING EXPERIENCE: Carlson has been coaching for 20 years at Selkirk. She has coached varsity volleyball and junior high track and volleyball. She also has experience coaching volleyball and track in Oregon. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Carlson currently teaches grade four at Selkirk. She has worked in the district for 23 years. She also has taught at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Ore. ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Carlson played volleyball at Portland State University and was on the track team. ASSISTANT COACH: Pam Zimmerman has five years experience.

The team’s record early in the season is 0-1. HEAD COACH: Stephanie Carlson

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Sarah Dunn Senior #26

Ciera Botzheim Senior #12

Annie Couch Senior #25

Amy Johnson Senior #1

Courtney Holter Junior #2

Kirbi Anderson Sophomore#15

Abby Carrasco Freshman #6

Stephanie Carlson Head Coach

Thursday, September 16 Tuesday, September 21 Saturday, September 25 Tuesday, September 28 Thursday, September 30 Saturday, October 2 Saturday, October 2 Thursday, October 7 Tuesday, October 12 Thursday, October 14 Saturday, October 16 Tuesday, October 19 Saturday, October 23 Saturday, October 23


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NEWPORT VOLLEYBALL | volleyball. He also played high school football and basketball for Newport.


ASSISTANT COACH: Linda Haptonstall. Jenna Kersting Sophomore

Thursday, September 16 Tuesday, September 21 Thursday, September 23 Tuesday, September 28 Thursday, September 30 Monday, October 4 Tuesday, October 5 Thursday, October 7 Saturday, October 9 Tuesday, October 12 Thursday, October 14 Saturday, October 16 Tuesday, October 19 Thursday, October 21 Tuesday, October 26 Saturday, October 30 Saturday, November 6 Friday, November 13 Saturday, November 14

PR SOCCER | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4B will be competitive with Orofino and St. Maries, but Bonners Ferry has a well established program with 22 varsity players. STRENGTHS: “We play defense really well,” coach Svoboda said. WEAKNESSES: Svoboda said the team has an overall lack of soc-

Sydney Siemsen Sophomore

Home NWC 6:30 p.m. Away Colville 6:30 p.m. Away Freeman 6:30 p.m. Home Chewelah 6:30 p.m. Home Lakeside 6:30 p.m. Away Priest River 7:00 p.m. Away Riverside 6:30 p.m. Home Colville 6:30 p.m. Away Cross Over Tourney TBA Home Freeman 6:30 p.m. Home Colfax 7:00 p.m. Away Chewelah 3:30 p.m. Away Lakeside 6:30 p.m. Home Riverside 6:30 p.m. #6VS#3@2 #5VS#4@1 Districts Mead Regionals CTL Site State Yakima State Yakima cer experience. Kids at most other schools play year-round with club teams, but most Spartans get to play only during the high school season.

COMMENTS: This is the team’s third year. Before school started, 11 kids had turned out. HEAD COACH: Jeff Svoboda

COACHING EXPERIENCE: Coached girls’ soccer for six years, and coached recreational soccer in Newport for 4-5 years. This is Svoboda’s second year coaching for Priest River. ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Played soccer in college and recently has been playing in a soccer club in Spokane OCCUPATION: Manager at Skookum Rendezvous

AGE: 43

NEWPORT CROSS COUNTRY | FROM PAGE 1B much tougher. STRENGTHS: The team’s top runners have good experience. WEAKNESSES: The team is still young and unfamiliar with the sport, and numbers are low. Frederick is hoping to gain another three or four kids after school starts to “bolster things up.”

women’s basketball coach and head women’s cross country coach at Central Washington University. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Frederick is beginning his 24th year teaching social studies at New-

port High School. ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Participated in football, basketball and track at Willapa Valley High School and cross country and track at Central Washington University

Kinya Morrison Freshman

Alicia Hester Freshman

Taylor Wilson Freshman

Chelsea Day Senior

Shayanna Clark Sophomore

Cassie Stagner Sophomore

Joey Day Sophomore

James Hegge Senior

David Bell Senior

Justin Ewing Senior

Will Kramer Junio

Tyler Wilson Freshman

Lance Clark Head Coach

Saturday, September 18 Saturday, September 25 Friday, October 1 Saturday, October 9 Saturday, October 30

Away Away Away Away Away

TOP RETURNEES: Seniors James Hegge, David Bell and Justin Ewing will be strong leaders for the boys’ team. Hegge and Bell ran at state last year. Sophomores Kourtney Aldridge and Brady Nelson will lead the girls’ team. Other returning runners include sophomore Will Kramer and junior Tyler Wilson, senior Chelsea Day and sophomore Shayanna Clark. TOP PROSPECTS: Sophomore Steffie Pavey, a Spartan track star, is joining the team. She’s one of the schools dual-sport athletes, also playing volleyball this season. Coach Lance Clark said freshmen Alicia Hester and Kinya Morrison are really big pick ups for the girls’ team, along with Taylor Wilson, Jake Hemphill and possibly sophomore Joey Day.

CDA-Farragut State Park 9:00 a.m. Mt. West-Missoula 10:00 a.m. CDA Charter-Coeur d’Alene 4:00 p.m. Sandpoint-Riley Creek 9:00 a.m. State-Soda Springs TBA

OVERALL PROJECTION OF TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: Coach Clark said the girls will be stronger, but they are up against the defending state champions, Timberlake. He said they hope to go with them and trophy at state. Clark said the boys could win the Intermountain League this year. He thinks they have three of the league’s best runners, and with some good pushers at four and five they would be well supported. STRENGTHS: Clark listed team unity, leadership and motivation as the teams’ strengths. WEAKNESSES: The Spartans are a little new on the back end of the boys’ team, and they’re lacking in numbers. COMMENTS: “I’m looking forward to see how they do this year. This is the best year we’ve ever had – for boys and girls,” Clark said.

AGE: 33 COACHING EXPERIENCE: Sixth year as head coach at Priest River. Coached two years at Lake City TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Tenth year teaching at Priest River, teaching physical education at Priest River Elementary ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Clark ran cross country and track at Priest River and North Idaho College. ASSISTANT COACH: Chad Nelson Not pictured: Cameron Murdock Freshman Sara Thompkins Freshman Brandon Johnson Junior Caden Johnson Sophomore Spencer Johnson Freshman

HEAD COACH: Lance Clark


KEY LOSSES: Five players graduated: Jessica Johnson, Tristan Trout, Sammi Stokes, Dani Hawes and Kayla Klundt.

Jessica Tryban Sophomore

Lacey Endicott Freshman

Jamie Flores Freshman

Kathryn Rainey Junior

Renee Womack Senior

Holly Hirst Senior

Amber Fiedler Freshman

Macenzie Kane Senior

Brittany Krampert Freshman

Caroline Burnett Sophomore

Micheala Sumner Sophomore

Kellee Knopp Sophomore

Wendy Stokes Freshman

OVERALL PROJECTION OF THE TEAM’S CHANCES IN THE LEAGUE: “We have a chance to do well this year. Our team is competitive,” coach Kate Keinert said.

Away Away Home Away Away Away Away Home TBA Pasco

Farragut Invite 7:30 p.m. Eric Anderson Invite TBA Colville/Freeman 4:00 p.m. Can-Am Invite TBA Chewelah 4:00 p.m. Bullpup Invite 10:00 a.m. Riverside 4:00 p.m. Lakeside 4:00 p.m. Regional TBA State Meet TBA

Jered Schultz Sophomore #36

Colton Worley Sophomore #8

WEAKNESSES: “We don’t play together year-round. Other teams continue into winter, spring and summer,” Keinert said. “Our Tessa girls play a lot of other sports.” DeMers Senior STRENGTHS: “We have a lot of talent, and I’ve never seen a team of young women with such great attitudes,” the coach said. HEAD COACH: Kate Keinert AGE: 32 COACHING EXPERIENCE: First year coaching soccer. She’s worked with the cross country Shadra team and cheerleaders at Priest River LaGreen manna High School. Junior TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Keinert is starting her fifth year teaching English, health and film studies at Priest River Lamanna High School. ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Keinert has played soccer year-round for most of her life, both recreationally and competitively. “Soccer remains a big sport in my hometown,” she said. “It is well supported.”


NOT PICTURED: Spenser Douglas Junior #12, Sam Rodgers Junior #65, Destin Montgomery Junior #28

Brady Nelson Sophomore

TOP PROSPECTS: Shadra Green, Jessica Tryban, Amber Fielder, Brittany Krampert


ASSISTANT COACHES: Matt Newell, D-Line; Brandon Rose, O-Line; Travis Stott, RB’s/ LB’s; Barry Sartz, WR’s/DB’s; Hughes Crumpler, volunteer assistant.

Kourtney Aldridge Sophomore

TOP RETURNEES: Holly Hirst, Tessa DeMers, Renee Womack, Melissa Akre, Felisha Johnson, Sabrina Aguayo, Kathryn Rainey

COACHING EXPERIENCE: Frederick has coached cross country at Newport for 23 years, since the program started up again in 1988. He has also been the head girls’ basketball coach at Newport for 19 years. Frederick spent six years as the assistant boys’ basketball coach, and head girls’ and boys’ cross country coach at Willapa Valley High School. For four years he served as assistant

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Daniel played college football at the University of Idaho. He graduated from University High School in 1992.

Steffie Pavey Sophomore

KEY LOSSES: The girls’ team lost lead runner Katie Hall to Sandpoint. She is a sophomore who was the only girl to run at state for Priest River last season.

HEAD COACH: Mike Frederick

Saturday, September 18 Saturday, September 25 Tuesday , September 28 Saturday, October 2 Tuesday, October 5 Saturday, October 9 Tuesday, October 12 Tuesday, October 19 Thursday, October 28 Saturday, November 6


Adam Daniel Head Coach

Hughes Crumpler Volunteer Asst.

Travis Stott Asst. Coach

Matt Newell Asst. Coach

Barry Startz Asst. Coach

Brandon Rose Asst. Coach

Not Pictured: Kate Keinert Coach Jennifer Tisdell Senior Felisha Johnson Junior

Thursday, September 16 Home Saturday, September 18 Home Thursday, September 23 Away Saturday, September 25 Away Tuesday, September 28 Away Saturday, October 2 Home Thursday, October 7 Away

Melissa Akre Senior

Sarina Aguayo Junior

Kayla Davis Freshman

Freeman High School 4:00 p.m. Bonners Ferry High School 11:00 a.m. Libby High School (time is MST) 4:30 p.m. Freeman High School 12:00 p.m. Timberlake High School 5:00 p.m. St. Maries High School 11:30 a.m. Lakeland High School 4:00 p.m.


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Cyclists take on Selkirk Loop

BR I E FLY Take in belly dancing or try for yourself NEWPORT – It’s entertainment with a twist in Newport. Belly dancers will take the stage at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. You can also learn the moves yourself at two belly dancing workshops Saturday at 11 a.m. and noon. Dancers from Bella Courbe and Lotus Belly Dancing of Spokane will be visiting. Tickets to the evening performance are $10 for adults in advance or $12 at the door. Youth tickets for ages 5 to 18 are $5. They’re available now at the theatre and online at http://www. The workshops cost $10 for one session or $15 for both. Call the playhouse at 509671-3389 to register.

NEWPORT – Live bluegrass and country music will be at the Hospitality House in Newport Saturday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Bring a snack for the food table. Entry is by donation. The Hospitality House is located at 216 S. Washington Ave.

Rock, gem club announce raffle winner NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club held a drawing at the Pend Oreille County Fair for a clothespin made from jade by Cathy Rawlings of Newport. Club member Fran Adams was the winner.

Health services offered for veterans COLVILLE – The 13th annual Tri-county Veteran’s Stand Down will be held in Colville Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19. The free event is offered to veterans in Pend Oreille, Stevens and Ferry counties. The stand down will take place at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. An opening ceremony will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. Clothing, blankets and raingear will be given away, lunch is served daily, and free health services will be offered. A service officer for Veteran’s Affairs Claims will be on site, along with physical, mental and dental health providers and employment counselors. Veterans should bring their DD-214, discharge, V.A. card or military ID. For more information, call Veterans Helping Veterans co-chairs Tonya Stinson at 509-684-6311 or Jim Stinson at 509-675-8952, or contact Colville WorkSource Veterans Unit at 509-685-6142.

Angus Queen at Women’s Connection NEWPORT – Fair Time is the theme and Callie Hanson, the Washington State Angus Queen, will be the special feature at the Newport Women’s connection luncheon Thursday, Sept. 23. Paulette Staley of Boise will be the featured speaker. Her talk is titled “You are a woman of influence.” Staley is a nationally known author, speaker and Bible study teacher. Debbie West will provide music for the event. The cost of the lunch is $8 and it will be held at the Pineridge Community Church, at 1428 E. 1st St. in Newport. The luncheon will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and free on-site childcare is provided. Call 509-447-4876 to make a reservation. Read The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.



Looking for a home

IONE – Bicyclists will be camping out in Ione in the coming week. The WaCanId Ride will come through town Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Every available motel room is booked, according to Carol Graham, executive director of the International Selkirk Loop. Some riders are staying at the Cedar Park campground. One goal of the ride is to promote local businesses. Another is to benefit projects of local Rotary Clubs using proceeds from the registration fees. A total 74 riders have signed up for the second annual ride, growing from 16 participants last year. They come from as far away as Connecticut, Virginia

Church ectory r i D Autumn Bloom fun run this weekend

Mike and Shandra Palmer have been on the road for a week after leaving their Sagle area home. They couldn’t afford rent and are looking for work, according to Mike. They were passing through Newport Friday, with their horses, Stormy and Rayne, and their dogs, Rebel and Jasmine.

NEWPORT – Already looking forward to spring? Runners doing some early training for Spokane’s annual Bloomsday road race can try for a top spot at the starting line in the crowded race by meeting a qualifying time in Newport’s Autumn Bloom fun run. The first annual race in Newport takes place Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. at the Newport City Park. The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) qualifying course passes the schools, winds up Quail Loop, out toward Ashenfelter Bay, then through downtown Newport before returning to the park. There is also a 5K course option. Male runners must finish the 10K course in less than 39 minutes (47 for women) to qualify for second

seeding at Bloomsday, which is May 1, 2011. Second seed begins behind the elite runners, but ahead of any color groups. It gives those who want to compete seriously at the popular race a chance to get ahead of the crowd. The Autumn Bloom run is the only fall qualifying race. It’s put on by the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation. Registration closes Sept. 15. The cost is $23. Contact foundation director Catherine Lyons-Holestine at 509-447-7928 or e-mail clyons-holestine@NHHS To volunteer to help at the race, contact Cindy Campbell at 509-447-9294.

Master Gardener basic training offered in Pend Oreille County NEWPORT – If you are interested in joining the WSU Master Gardener Program, Pend Oreille County Extension will be offering basic training for new volunteers this fall, starting Oct. 4. Participants may download an application form from the Master Gardener website at

Friends of Library hold annual book sale NEWPORT – The Friends of the Pend Oreille Library is holding its annual book sale Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Newport Eagles. Hours are Wednesday noon to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are offering a large selection of used paperback and hardcover books, priced at 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcover books. Children’s books are 25 cents. Bring your own bags or boxes for shopping. Heavy plastic bags will be for sale for 50 cents. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that is entirely run by volunteers. It has no paid staff, no rented office space and gets no financial support from the county or library district. With county budgets shrinking and timber tax revenues declining the library would not be able to support many children and youth programs without the support of Friends of the Library. Book sales support such youth programs. Memberships for the Friends of Library are $5 per year and are available at the library or at the book sale.

http://www.pendoreille.wsu. edu or request one by calling 509-447-2401. Completed applications should be returned to WSU Pend Oreille County Extension, PO Box 5045, Newport WA 99156 by Sept. 30. The total training cost is $100, which includes local faceto-face classes as well as access to the WSU online Master Gardener training program. The 12 on-line modules feature presentations by some of the state’s top experts, diagnosis activities and field videos on all aspects of gardening. Participants are all provided with DVDs of the online modules, so broadband Internet access is not required. Faceto-face classes held in Usk will supplement the online materials. Each class will feature lo-

cal speakers who will address specific techniques for successfully gardening in Pend Oreille County. Four classes will be held on Monday evenings in October. From November until April the format will switch to monthly classes, with an e-mail discussion alternative offered for snowbirds. Master Gardeners have worked with WSU Extension in Pend Oreille County as horticulture educators since 1990. In 2009, 47 active WSU Master Gardener volunteers contributed almost 3,000 hours of service to county communities. For more information about the training program and what WSU Master Gardeners do, see the fall web edition of “Gardening in Pend Oreille” Newsletter at http://www.pendoreille.wsu. edu.

NW School of Religious Philosophical Studies Invites you to join us 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 22-29 & Oct. 6........ Power of the Breath & Healing Thurs., Oct. 7 ............................. Bible Overview Oct. 14 ........................... Bible Origins Oct. 21 thru Dec. 9 ........ Old Testament Wisdom: Introduction to Kabala

Corner of 6th & Garden • Coeur d’Alene • 208-667-9391 or 208-667-6999

Would Like To Thank The Following For Their Donations Making Our Raffle Fundraiser a HUGE Success.

Priest Lake Food Bank

Live music at Hospitality House


• Elkins • Tamrack Styling Salon • Shannon Foley • Hayes Rutherford • Chimney Rock

• Don Pettit • Tom Holman • Jeanie Melvin • Karen Dingerson • Priest Lake Quilters • Hills Resort

Many Thanks, Priest Lake Food Bank Board


301 S. Washington Ste G, Newport Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Worship Services - 11 a.m. Special Bible Classes Scheduled Call for information 509-447-4690


332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Women's Bible Studies Youth Activities


101 S. Scott, Newport Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Services - 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 509-447-5333


"Encouraging People to Become Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ" Hwy 2 & Washington • Pastor John Denney Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Kid's Quest 10 a.m. Awana (Jr./Sr. High) Tues. 6-8 p.m. Awana (K-6th Grade) Thurs. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Various Adult Ministries during the week Church Office 208-448-2115 Thrift Shop: Mon - Sat. 10 - 5 208-448-0707

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


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 The Rev. Jon Hoadley, Interim Pastor 447-4121


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.


Diamond Lake Church - 326002 Hwy. 2 West of Newport Pastor Clinton Schultz, (509) 671-1884 Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North (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

"Where Jesus and Real Life Meet." Worship Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m. at the Newport High School Real Life Ministries office, 420 4th St. Newport, WA - Office Phone: (509) 447-2164 PEND OREILLE BIBLE CHURCH or Toll Free (877) 997-1200 “The Little Church by the River” affiliated with Village Missions River Road - Cusick, WA ~ 445-3123 PINE RIDGE Sunday Morning ~ 11:00 am AWANA ~ Mondays 4:00 pm COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Travis Cochran 1428 1st Street West Sundays Life Group ~ 9:15 a.m. SPRING VALLEY Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. MENNONITE CHURCH Church ~ 447-3265 4912 Spring Valley Road Pastor Mitch McGhee Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service E-mail 11 a.m. -- Sunday School Meg Lumsdaine, Pastor (509) 447-3588


4 Miles South of Newport, Hwy. 2 Sun.: 9:30 Sun. School, 10:30, Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Service Sun. & Wed.; Music Jams 2nd Saturday 6 p.m. Pastor, Walt Campbell: 447-5101


Worship 11 a.m. • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Mon. 6:30 p.m. AWANA Wed. 6:30 p.m. Prayer Bible Study Youth Group Thurs. 6 p.m. 124 E Main St • Ione • Pastor Jeff Bowman • (509) 442-3610


"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 Starts September AWANA - Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Journey (High School) Tues. 5:30 p.m. Pastor Rob Malcolm

BLANCHARD COMMUNITY CHURCH "Building God's Kingdom One Person at a Time" Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 1 mile S. of Newport on Hwy. 2 • 447-3742 Worship Service 11 a.m. Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. Mid-week Bible Studies Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Highway 41 Blanchard, ID (208) 437-2970 Bible StudyWeds. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Mark Miller Pastor Mark May



• Priest Lake Golf Course • Crowel Jewel Water Sports • Sundance Lodge • Willow Wok/Ardy’s Cafe • Hot Shot Espresso • Grandview Lodge

and Alaska. The 344-mile WaCanId Ride starts Sept. 21 in three locations. Riders can choose from the starting line in Sandpoint, Nelson or Creston, B.C., and travel the loop clockwise. The trip ends Sept. 25. Usk, Rotary Park in Oldtown and Albeni Falls Dam are all on the route map as planned water stops, but they are not overnight destinations. The route also takes riders through Newport and Priest River. Coming from Canada via Highway 31, riders will make their way to Ione. Crossing the Ione Bridge they’ll be routed on LeClerc Road to Newport. In Idaho, the route follows Highway 2 through Priest River, where it crosses the Pend Oreille River and takes Dufort Road to Sandpoint.

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

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


754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 ''Contemporary Worship'' Sun. ~ 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. • Thurs. ~ 7 p.m. "United Generation Church" Youth Group Sundays 7 p.m. Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032


Located at the corner of Jorgens and North Shore Road off Hwy. 2 • Diamond Lake Thursday Nights 7 p.m. • (509) 447-3152




Dorothy H. Davaz Newport

Dorothy H. Davaz, 98, passed away Sept 7 in Newport. Davaz was born Aug. 3, 1912, in Earlville, Ill., the daughter of Alice and Davaz George Houghtby. She attended school in North Dakota. In 1932, she married Damon Gibbins and the couple had three children. She and the children later moved to California to be close to family. In 1949, they moved to Newport where she met and married Henry Davaz in 1951. The couple lived in Furport. After working as a cook at the Newport Hospital for 25 years, Davaz retired to Priest River where she cooked for the senior citizens for eight years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, The Rebekahs, Skookum Grange and the Newport Eagles. She enjoyed reading, cake decorating and doing all kinds of arts and crafts including sewing, crochet, knitting and leather tooling. She was involved in the Albeni Falls craft club where she remained active as an avid craftswoman into her later years. Davaz is described by her family as a loving, talented, spirited woman with an undying sense of humor. Davaz was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry Davaz; her ex-husband Damon Gibbins; and her sister Madiline Morway; brothers Les, Chauncey and Ames; and a great-granddaughter Summer Leen. She is survived by children and stepchildren Alice Spinks of Cottonwood, Calif., Orville Gibbins of Sandpoint, Gladys and Leonard Davaz of Cusick, Robert and Clara Davaz of Ohsahka, Idaho, and Judy and Duane Randolph of Priest River. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 42 greatgrandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Gerald “Buster” Laverne Dodge Hauser, Idaho

Gerald “Buster” Laverne Dodge, 84, of Hauser, Idaho, passed away peacefully in sleep Aug. 2, of natural causes. Dodge was born Oct. 26, 1925, to Guy Arthur and Nellie Francis Dodge in Newport. Dodge never completed school, but joined the CCC’s when he was 14 and then on to the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He spent two years in the Navy during World War II, stationed aboard the USS Detroit, and was in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He reenlisted again during the Korean War, and was stationed at Tongue Point Naval Base in Astoria, Ore. After serving his time in the military, he went on to work in the construction industry as a cat operator building highways, bridges and dams, throughout Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. He was hired in the early 1970s to go work on the Alaska Pipeline and eventually became a project manager for one of the larger construction companies building the concrete islands used to hold the pipeline while crossing the bay waters. He loved Alaska, but home base was Lewiston, Idaho. He retired at age 62 and started traveling to Mexico for the winters. He loved the Mexican lifestyle, and the warm sunny days he spent there from October through May. He would then return to Idaho, and spend his summers at Freeman State Park at Dworshack Reservoir, where he enjoyed spending his days on the lake fishing for silvers. Dodge rekindled his love affair with Jackie (Clark) Harper, long time childhood sweetheart, and life was never better; but Jackie passed away of a sudden illness leaving Dodge alone once again. He then started spending his winters in Winterhaven, Calif., and

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his summers with his daughter and son-in-law in Hauser, Idaho. Dodge loved to fish and hunt, and was a great outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, all of who were raised on Idaho Hill. He is survived by his daughter Rhonda (Dodge) Ellerbroek; son-in-law Chuck Ellerbroek of Hauser; nieces Kim Easton of Seattle, Richae Boyer of Hayden, Rhea Rice of Portland, Ore; and nephew Guy Dodge of Arkansas. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Cemetery.

John Park McGill Sunnyside, Wash.

John Park McGill, 65, of Sunnyside, Wash., passed away Sept. 6 at his home of natural causes. He was born July 18, 1945, in Ione to Earl (Buck) and Louise (Bill) McGill. He grew up and attended school for 12 years in Cusick. He graduated in 1963 and attended Eastern Washington State College in Cheney. He moved to Grandview, Wash., and taught math for several years before returning to college at Eastern. After completion of his master’s degree, he returned to Grandview as the vice principal and athletic director of the high school until his retirement. He influenced the lives of many individuals that attended Grandview High School. McGill enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. He took many trips to Alaska to fish with family and friends. He was an only child but always looked forward to spending time with his many cousins at the McGill family reunions. He is survived by his daughter Nykolee (and Mike) of Thompson Falls, Mont., and two grandsons. He was a quiet and reserved man but had a heart of gold, family said. He will be missed; however, as he requested no services will be held.

Alvin J. Strange Blanchard

Alvin J. Strange, 77, of Blanchard passed away Monday, Sept. 13 in Newport. Strange was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Newport, the son of Strange Jesse W. and Flavia I. (Stensen) Strange. He spent most of his life in the Newport area, graduating from Newport High School in 1952. After high school, Strange joined the U.S. Army where he was a decorated soldier serving in Korea. On Sept. 13, 1958, he married Geri Capellen. Strange went to work for the Newport School District in 1952 where he was a mechanic and a school bus driver, retiring in 1992. One of his most enjoyable activities from the time he was 15 years old was playing Santa Claus for the many children in the Newport and Blanchard areas. He continued to play Santa Claus until 2008 when his health wouldn’t permit it anymore. Santa Claus Lane in Blanchard was named in his honor. Strange loved to hunt and fish and he belonged to the Blanchard Grange. Strange is survived by his wife Geri at their home in Blanchard; two sons Ron (and Tracy) Strange of Priest River, and Jay (and Jayne) Strange of Osburn, Idaho; two daughters Kathy Strange (and Bill Jamison) of Oldtown, and Beth (and Pete) Gokey of Blanchard; eight grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren, two step-granddaughters, four step great-grandchildren and his sister Eldine (and Chuck) Purcell of Spokane. He was preceded in death by his parents. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Blanchard Cemetery, with a celebration of his life to be held at the Blanchard Community Center immediately following. A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

|| 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. 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.

MONDAY, SEPT. 6 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Dry Canyon, Ione, complainant concerned about hunter. GRASS FIRE – Black Rd., small grass fire near the community hall in Usk. TRESPASSING – Ball Lane, Newport, complainant reported finding a store bought tree stand in the woods on his property. TRAFFIC HAZARD – McCloud Creek Rd., report of kids on dirt bikes racing on McCloud Creek, Hershaw and Coyote Trail. WEAPONS OFFENSE – Hwy. 20, Newport, caller states shots being fired from SR 20 on river by campers been going on for 1.5 hours. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Greenhouse Rd., Ione, report of vehicle driving slowly up and down the road for the past couple hours. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Jared Rd., report of white pickup parked unattended. ARREST – Critter Lane, Newport, James Fox Christian, 28, of Newport, was arrested for 4th degree assault. TRESPASSING – Gray Rd., report of two or three people on complainant’s property. THEFT – Buck Creek Rd., Newport, report that male subject stole complainant’s wallet with money and ID. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2., report of vehicle driving erratically speeding about 70mph in a 35mph.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Jorgens Rd., Newport, report that subject said she would rather kill herself than have husband taken in. PHONE OFFENCE – W 4th St., Newport, complainant reports receiving multiple phone calls from male. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Spring Valley Rd., Newport ASSAULT – Broken J. Lane, Newport, report that woman was assaulted on Sunday. FIRE – Hwy. 2, report of smoke on west side of Hwy. 2. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – Hwy. 20, citizen report of skateboarders in road. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hwy. 211., report that front door open and men loading up two trucks. ARREST – Jesse David Milks, 18, of Newport was arrested for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Cedar Creek Rd., Ione AGENCY ASSIST – Bartlette Rd., requested an agency assist in attempt to locate a missing/runaway juvenile that was last seen with friends at the Rainbow Festival. THEFT – Bergman Lane, Newport, received account closed checks for sale of puppy. AGENCY ASSIST – Bud Porter Rd., Ione, requested assistance in recovering a Stolen computer. ACCIDENT – W. Walnut St., two vehicle non injury collision. DRUGS – Critter Lane, Newport,

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille Conservation District Board: 5:30 p.m. - Newport Post Office Building Newport City Council: 6 p.m.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle crossing double yellow almost hit complainant. ARREST – Deer Valley Rd., Newport, Victor Terry Chervo, 53, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 31, Ione, report of motorcycle passing vehicles on double yellow and in corners. HARASSMENT – McKay St., Ione, report of male subject harassing complainant, following her around and yelling at her. THEFT – LeClerc Rd., N., Ione, report of 4 wheeler stolen from garage sometime this morning. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2 TRESPASSING – McGowen Rd., Newport, report of subjects using shower facilities on the backside of the park. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – Hwy. 31, report of motorcycle driving at a high rate of speed. DISTURBANCE – Bud Porter Rd., Ione, report of loud verbal argument. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – Hwy. 2, Newport, report that neighbor chased off subject trying to kick in door at storage unit last night. ARREST – Deer Valley Rd., Leroy Burton Tarbert, 73, of Usk was arrested for negligent driving. WEAPONS OFFENSE – E. 5th Ave, Metaline Falls, report of two gunshots in the area coming from the area of the market. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – S. 8th Ave., Ione, report of vehicle with driver that is believed to be intoxicated driving at high rate of speed.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – N. Spokane Ave., Newport, report that license plates have been damaged on two vehicles, did damage to other things. THEFT – N. Spokane Ave., Newport, report that sometime since 10 p.m. last night car was taken. BURGLARY – Cemetery Rd., report that back door broken open and multiple items taken. ACCIDENT – Kings Lake Rd., Usk THEFT – Scotia Rd., Newport, report that Yamaha 4-wheeler 250 cc gray in color possible stolen. HIT AND RUN – Spring Valley Rd., Newport ACCIDENT – S. Washington Ave., report that pedestrian was hit by vehicle in crosswalk at 10 today, non injury. HARASSMENT – W. Walnut St., report that female who complainant has children with continually follows complainant and threatens and cusses at complainant and children. TRESPASSING – W. Blackwell St., report of erratic driver/trespass. TRAFFIC HAZARD – Veit Rd., report of trailer pulled with tow chain partially blocking. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Davaz Carlton Rd., report that male subject at location is believed to be setting off dynamite has been doing this for several days. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED – Sitton Rd., Newport SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Westside Calispell Rd., report that subject on neighbor’s property is walking around with flashlight although no one is supposed to be home. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – LeClerc Rd. N., Cusick, dark truck driving from this location turned lights off while driving.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12 THEFT – Pine St., Newport, report that a chain saw was taken from truck while at hospital. ACCIDENT – Deeter Rd., report that vehicle ran complainant’s daughter off the roadway. JUVENILE PROBLEM – Davis Lake Rd., Usk, complainant reports having problem with 12 year old nephew throwing things and doing property damage. ILLEGAL BURNING – N. Shore Diamond Lake, report that house has large burn pile burning by the road. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED – Walnut St., Newport, deputy out with subject that has a suspended license. THEFT – W. 1st St. and Calispell, Newport report that vehicle was broke into and the radios were stolen out of it. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – S. Scott Ave., Newport, report of juveniles on go carts in area. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Horseshoe Lake Rd., report that car on the side of the road with tires on it; this morning tires are now gone. WEAPON OFFENCE – W. Pine St., Newport, report that patient has gun in his hospital room. TRESPASSING – Hillcrest Lane, Newport, report that female continues to come onto complainant’s property. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – E 5th Ave., report of male and female screaming inside middle apartment, also heard a child. NOISE COMPLAINT – N Shore Diamond Lake, report of neighbor shooting gun on his property. ARREST – Robert Eric Lunde, 36, of Newport was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Coyote Trail Rd., report of vehicle driving slowly on the road, has seen twice this morning. ARREST – Garden Ave., Newport, Mark W. Cotes, 50, of Cheney turned self in on local warrant. CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE – Houghton St., Ione, report of possible custodial interference ERRATIC DRIVER – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of vehicle driving at high rate of speed southbound on Washington. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES



- Newport City Hall Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. - Priest River City Hall TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Courthouse Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County


– W. Blackwell St., report of male blocking exit out of parking lot. DISTURBANCE – Village Lane, Metaline Falls, Ione, report of female at residence yelling and screaming attempting to take 8 month old child.

report that marijuana was in the garage. JUVENILE PROBLEM – S. Scott Ave. Newport, deputy out with three juveniles on skateboards, unknown status. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Newport, Larry Duane Moore, 49, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault. BURGLARY – Hwy. 211, Newport, report that back door was pried open and items moved around; does not appear anything taken. TRESPASSING – W. Walnut St., report that subjects back in parking lot panhandling again; there are close to the fuel pumps and are in a van. DRIVING WITH LICENSE SUSPENDED – LeClerc Rd. N. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – N. Spokane Ave., Newport, report that male and female were arguing; male has now left male tried flattening her tires. PROWLER – Campbell Lane, Cusick, women outside residence had bags under her arms unknown where she is at now, complainant yelled at her to leave. ARREST – James William Zubaugh, 21, of Spokane was arrested on a probation violation.

|| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Pend Oreille Economic Development Council: 8:30 a.m. - Various Locations Diamond Lake Water and Sewer District Board: 10 a.m. - District Office Pend Oreille Fire District No. 8 Board: 7 p.m. - Fire Station Thursday, September 16 Pend Oreille Watershed Implementing Team: 9 a.m. to Noon - American Lutheran Church in Newport




TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 THEFT – Rena Rd., Oldtown, report of a fuel theft. NON-INJURY ACCIDENT – Cedar Lane, Priest River FRAUD – Baylor Lane, Priest River BATTERY – Ben Morris Rd., Priest River PROWLER – Eastside Rd., Priest River

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8 No reported incidents

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 THEFT – Hwy. 2 Oldtown INSECURE PREMISES – 2nd St., Priest River CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Eastside Rd., Priest River, drug related paraphernalia were seized by the deputies in the Priest River area. MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY – S. Montana Ave., Oldtown, report of damage to a vehicle in the Oldtown area. VEHICLE THEFT – N. Montana St., Oldtown VEHICLE FIRE – Hwy. 57, Priest River CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Hwy. 2, Whitefish, Mont., man was cited and released for possessing drug paraphernalia. BURGLARY – N. Montana St., Oldtown Friday, Sept. 10 PROPERTY THEFT - Juneberry Lane, Priest River, report of theft of personal property in the Vay area. CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE – Warren Ave., Priest River, report of custodial interference in Priest River. MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY – Hwy. 57, Priest Lake, report of damage to highway equipment reported in the Priest Lake area.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 NON INJURY ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest Lake, report of a single vehicle crash. A juvenile male was cited and released for driving under the influence. ASSIST MOTORIST – Hwy. 2, Priest River, report of a stranded motorist on Hwy. 2. DISTURBING THE PEACE – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake, report of a noise complaint. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – N. Montana St., Oldtown, a Newport man was cited and released for possession of marijuana. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Kenneth Namchek, 48, of Newport, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and felony possession of methamphetamine. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Oldtown, Joshua Haney, 29, of Newport was arrested in Oldtown for driving under the influence.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12 VEHICLE THEFT – Shelly St., Priest Lake, report of a motorcycle being stolen in the Lamb Creek area. ARREST – Clagstone Rd., Spirit Lake, David N. Eaton, 32, of Spirit Lake was arrested for domestic battery, battery, and malicious injury to property. TRAFFIC HAZARD – Hwy. 57, Priest River, report of a tree down at mp 17 57 blocking the entire road.


Courthouse Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Newport PUD Offices Cusick School Board: 3:30 p.m. - Cusick High School Library West Pend Oreille Fire District Board: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Station on Highway 57

Tri-County Economic Development District: 3 p.m. - Stevens County Sheriff’s Ambulance Training Room, Colville


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The Miner reserves the right to edit, reject or reclassify any advertisement.

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Please check your ad the first time it appears and immediately report any error to the Classified Department. We regret that we cannot be responsible for more than a one-time incorrect insertion if you do not call the error to our attention.

Top Prices Paid on 6” & Smaller in Diameter

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Personals Help Wanted Business Services Work Wanted Lost and Found Child Care & Preschool Business Oportunities Misc. For Sale Washington Statewide Advertising 10 Rentals Wanted 11 Housing For Rent 12 Storage For Rent 13 Real Estate For Sale



DRIVERS WANTED Drive a School bus! New starting wage $9.75/ hour. No experience necessary, paid training provided. Call (509) 447-4218 or stop by Western States Bus, 1624 West 7th, Newport.(23altTF) Every day is Sale Day in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.

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


Jasper Post Mill, Inc. Hwy. 41, Blanchard, Idaho 208•437•4411 or 509•238•6540


WORK FROM HOME Must have computer. Leading provider. Will train. (509) 684-9818.(30-3p)

Get fast relief for an upset budget with The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. They work for others; they’ll work for you! Call (509) 447-2433.

A.B. DRYWALL Professional drywall services- all phases- licensed and bonded. Specializes in matching any texture or create new. Call Al at (509) 939-1820.(30-3p)



FOUND: SEPTEMBER 12TH. Female yellow lab, Hoo Doo Loop area. (208) 660-2164.(32) Need something at a good price? Try The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds.

Drivers needed for the current school year! • No Experience Necessary • Paid Training Program • Equal Opportunity Employer CALL: 447-4218 Or Stop By WESTERN STATES BUS 1624 W. 7th • Newport



CHILDCARE OFFERED Mother of 1 year old daughter looking for 1 or 2 playmates to care for full time (Monday- Friday) in my home or yours. Quality early learning experiences and good nutrition are priorities. (509) 342-5169.(30-3p)



BUSINESS CARDS Quality cards with raised lettering starting at $26.50 for 500. Come browse our Sample Book for lots of ideas and designs! Printing and Design services at The Miner Newspaper. (509) 447-2433. (8-tf) BAND INSTRUMENT RENTALS quality instruments. Low rental rates. Accessories, sales and service. House of Music, Colville, (509) 684-6441 or Art Attack Design, Priest River, (208) 448-0918.(30-3) MEDICAL AND DENTAL Benefits. Save up to 80%. Includes medical, dental, vision, prescription, chiropractic. $39.95/ month. Leading provider. (509) 684-9818.(30-3p) WORK FROM HOME and get free groceries, Wal Mart cards, and make money! Listen to Eat Well Video at www.mpbtoday. com/food. (509) 6849818.(30-3)



ADOPT -- Adoring couple, Doctor & Lawyer promise your baby unconditional love, laughter & happiness. Expenses paid. 1-800-9331975 BUILDINGS STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS Huge Savings on some of our Summer Clearance Buildings Selling for Balanced Owed plus Repos. 16x20, 20x24, 25x30, etc. Supplies Won’t Last! 1-866339-7449 MISC FOR SALE FASTER INTERNET! No access to cable/DSL? Get connected with High Speed Satellite Internet. Call now for a limited time offer from WildBlue -- 1-877369-2553 NEW Norwood SAWMILLSLumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! 1-800-6617746 Ext 300N EDUCATIONINSTRUCTION ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 866-483-4429; www. EVENTS-FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,000. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005. HELP WANTED WARM, CARING HOST FAMILIES needed for high school exchange students. Volunteer today! Call 1 (866) GO-AFICE or visit






Kaniksu Village Apartments

REEFER DRIVERS NEEDED? Experienced Drivers and Class A Commercial students welcome! Our incredible Freight network offers plenty of miles! 1-800-277-0212 www.

1 Bedroom Apartments Income Limits Apply

DRIVERS -- Company Drivers Up to 40k First Year. New Team Pay! Up to .48c/mile CDL Training Available. Regional Locations. (877) 369-7105.



109 E. 5th Ave.

Metaline Falls, WA

(509) 446-4100 TDD


REAL ESTATE 20 ACRE RANCH Foreclosures only $99/mo. $0 Down, $12,900, great deal! Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Owner Financing, No Credit Checks, Money Back Guarantee. Free Map/ Pictures 800-343-9444 ARIZONA big beautiful lots $89/mo. $0 down, $0 interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hours from Tucson Intl’t Airport. Guaranteed Financing. No credit check Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4044 www.



2 OR 3 BEDROOM mobile homes for rent in Newport. No pets. (208) 448-2290.(25tf) IONE APARTMENTS INCLUDES UTILITIES 1 bedroom $425/ month. 2 bedroom $550/ month. (509) 442-2252.(26TF) FOR RENT OR SALE By owner. 3 bedroom 2 bath double wide on 10 acres. $825/ month $500 damage deposit. 4 miles south of Oldtown, Idaho. (208) 437-0320, (208) 2903456.(30-3p)

TWO BEDROOM Doublewide on secondary lot along the Pend Oreille River at Ponderay Shores Subdivision. Nice view. Includes water and sewer. $600/ month and $600 damage deposit. No smoking and no pets. (509) 447-4629.(30-3p) NEWPORT 2 bedroom, 2 bath $569/ month. Newly remodeled manufactured home. Water/ sewer/ garbage paid. No pets. (509) 4969686.(31-4p) METALINE FALLS WASHINGTON 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, starting at $375/ month, water/ sewer/ garbage included. Post Office Building. (208) 6109220.(31-4) METALINE FALLS WASHINGTON RV lot, beautiful large lot with river view, all utilities included. $290/ month. (208) 610-9220.(31-4) Short of cash; long on “Stuff?” Advertise in The Newport Miner and Gem State Miner Classifieds. Call (509) 447-2433 for full details.




HOUSE IN NEWPORT 3 bedroom 1 bath, close to schools, new floor coverings, washer and dryer, carport, $700 plus deposit. 1 year lease. No cats. (509) 671-0458.(32-3p) OLDTOWN AREA 4- 5 bedroom, 3 bath 2700 square feet, attached 2 car garage, $1100/ month plus utilities. (509) 993-5465. No smoking.(32-3) NEWER LARGE 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, wood stove, electric heat, near Diamond Lake, no pets. $750. (208) 6106870.(32-3p) FIRST MONTH FREE RENT! Newport duplex. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, single car garage. No pets or smoking. $650/ month plus security deposit. (509) 589-0013.(32-3p) OWNERS: HAVE A HOUSE? TENANTS: NEED A HOME? (509) 447-5922. Northern Pines Real Estate Services.(32-3)




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Lighted & Secure In-Town Location Place your classified or display ad with The Miner and it will appear in both newspapers - The Newport Miner (Pend Oreille County) and The Gem State Miner (West Bonner County). All for one good price. Call (509) 4472433 for details.

10 1/2 FOOT CAMPER $100 Cycle mower $400.00, rototiller $100 at Priest River Flea Market Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10- 5. (928) 273-5794.(32p) GARAGE SALE September 18th and 19th, 8:00- ?? 62 Western Larch Road, Newport. Lots of man junk, and lots of women goodies!(32p)



Oldtown Auto Sales

303 N. State Ave. • Oldtown 208-437-4011

Let us sell your car, truck or RV We charge 10% or a minimum of $200 2006 Saturn Vue 4x4, 73k $11,495 2006 Chev Impala 4Dr., 52k $9,995 1994 Freightliner F60 20K on rebuild $8,395 2002 Suzuki XL7 4x4 91k $7,495 2006 Ford Taurus SE 4Dr., 58k $6,995 2006 Ford Taurus SEL 4Dr., 73k $6,695 2007 Suzuki Reno 4Dr. HB 25k $5,995 1999 Pontiac GR AM GT 2D, 65k $5,495 2003 Chev S10 Pickup, 100k $4,695 2000 Chrysler LHS 4D, 127k $3,995 1996 Honda Prelude 2D, 107k $3,995 1986 Chev 4x4 w/Snow Plow $3,495 1998 Olds Bravada 4x4 $2,995 -------------------------------------------------------2003 Salem 28ft Trailer w/Slideout $14,495 1998 Wanderer 5th Wheel 26ft w/Slide $11,195 2001 Big Foot Camper $8,495 1996 Heavy Duty Contractor Trailer 15ft $2,295 2005 Towmaster Tow Dolly $1,195 1969 Campster 12ft Trailer - Camo $995



2006 3 HORSE Dakota slant load horse trailer with tack room. $4500 firm. (509) 4472935.(31-3p)


You too can Advertise Weekly for only $7.50 Call 447-2433 CHIROPRACTIC Bliss Chiropractic Health Center

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

Camas Center Medical & Dental Services

MASSAGE THERAPY Harmony Healing Arts Center Gloria Campbell -- 448-2623 114 10th -- Priest River

Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy

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

Ryan Leisy, DC - (509) 447-7111 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119


Chiropractic Plus

Dr. Bradley Kiriaka D.C. - (208) 448-4726 Mon., Wed., Thurs. 10-5 Priest River - Across from Panhandle State Bank (PSB) 314 E. Albeni Hwy, Suite 103


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

DENTIST Newport Dental Center

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

Newport Vision Source

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

PHYSICIANS Priest River Medical Clinic -- 448-2321 Family Practice & Minor Emergencies Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services

Tim Gray, P.T. -- 448-4151 Mon.-Wed.-Fri. - 9-5 • Tues. & Thurs. 9-4

Wayne Lemley, D.D.S.

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

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

ENGINEERS James A. Sewell & Associates

Consulting Engineers & Surveyors 600 West 4th, Newport -- 447-3626

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

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


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

PRINTING Printing & Design . . . at The Miner

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

REAL ESTATE Richard Bockemuehl

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


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124 S. Washington • Newport

(509) 447-5200

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Child Care

**Openings Available**

Timberline Shopping Center W. 1206 Albeni Hwy. Priest River, Idaho



Building Materials

Preschool • Crafts Hands On Learning Adventure Walks • Field Trips

All meals and snacks provided License, CPR/First Aid Certified ICCP Provider, Washington State Provider

Call (208) 437-0289

Electric Heating & Furnace Repair Air Conditioning Refrigeration Installation Hot Water Tank Repair & Installation


Priest River, Idaho

• Carpet Cleaning & Water Removal • Odor Removal & Mold Remediation • Insurance Claims Accepted • Over 20 Years of Excellent Service

Free Estimates & Quality Installation

(208) 448-2950

No Appointment Necessary Free Vacuum & Window Wash

(509) 447-4991 • (509) 671-1075

Hwy. 2, South of Newport

(509) 447-2603

FAX (208) 448-2605 1190 Timberline Center

Chimney Sweep



Concrete Work

Spokane Rock Products

Tom Johnson Concrete, Inc.

Jake’s Chimney Sweep

10 Minute Oil Change (509) 447-0120

Concrete • Sand • Gravel

Operating Since 1980 Professional, Experienced, Friendly Service Clean, Inspect, Masonry Repair Licensed and Bonded

Cliff McDermeit 23810 E. Blanchard Rd., Newport

Michael Hambidge

Hwy. 2, Diamond Lake

Stamped & Stained


Elk, Washington


Water • Smoke • Mold

(208) 448-2443

Furniture - Cabinetry - Countertops Floor Coverings - Wallpaper Window Coverings - Sealy Mattress

N ewport




Appliance Repair All Makes & Models

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

•Kevin •Ruth • (208) 448-1914 Fax (208) 448-2424 Carpet - Vinyl - Ceramic Tile - Wallpaper Counter Tops - Blinds


Brooks Swanson owner


CLARK CONSTRUCTION Designs In Concrete • Counter Tops • Tables • Statuary

• Re-Design • Room & Garden

• Vintage Finds 501 3rd St. Newport

#1 Home Builder in Newport.

Custom Homes

41 Homes built in the city since 1974

509-447-5209 or (509) 671-6161 Fax (509) 447-3906 Lic. # CLARKC*110CG

Open 7 days/24 hours w/a schedule

(509) 292-2200

“A Solid Choice in Solid Surfaces”





Digital Photos

Dog Boarding


Stutes Construction


Eric Wagoner Construction

Do-It-Yourself Digital Photo Center 4x6 20¢ 5x7 59¢ 8x10 $189 CD $149


Hurst Contracting

The Remodeling Specialists!

• General Contractor • Roofing • Siding • Room Additions • Decks • Foundations • Manufactured Home Set-up • Residential & Commercial Harold Stutes Phone 208-448-1869 P.O. Box 1724 Priest River, ID 83856 Cell 208-660-4087 ID License # RCT-1510 WA License # STUTEC *92306

376 Grove Addition, Oldtown

•Building & Remodeling • Siding • Windows • Decking • Fencing Specialist • Complete Home Improvement • Free Estimates

509-447-5600, Kenn WA License # SOUTHPC918ML


Flood Services



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

Flood Dryout Services Mold Inspection & Remediation Remodeling & Repairs All Insurance Claims Welcomed

Brooks Swanson WRT - ASD General Contractor RCT-13983

509- 447-2244

LIC # ERICWWC941KT • New Construction • Additions • Footings & Foundations • Over 15 Years of Experience • Decks • Metal Roofs • Specializing in Finish Carpentry Mobile (509) 951-4076 Office (509) 863-2778


Kevin Johnson WRT ASD Floors & More


Husqvarna • Jonsered and Echo Chain Saws 223 East High St., Priest River (208) 448-1522


Idaho RCE-12308 Washington-FLOORML97407


Health Foods


Priest River Glass


Licensed WA & ID

(208) 448-2950


Ben Franklin Florist


Priest River

Flowers Plants Chocolates Balloons Tuxedos Gifts



Garage Doors


Mountain West

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

Mon-Fri. 7-5 Sat 8-12

Priest River

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


208-448-2095 100 McKinley • Priest River


Lawn Care

208-448-2511 WA. Contr. No. PRIESRG132NZ

Lady Lawncare EVERYTHING INTERNET High Speed Dial Up DSL • Wireless Email and Web Services

Is your yard screaming for attention? We’ll scream back at a reasonable rate Full service yard care & fall cleanup Free Estimates

No contract required

Deb & Debbie 509-710-3976

(509) 447-3067 or 1-888-800-POVN (7686)


Plumbing & Mechanical, LLC Licensed & Bonded

Serving the area for over 17 years

208-437-1085 ID Lic. 11072 WA Lic. NORTHSPO2551


• Remodels • Residential • New Construction • Water Softening Services

(509) 671-7358 Greg Weeda • Owner Licensed and Bonded

Wendy’s Roofing, Inc.

Wendy’s Roofing, Inc.

• Inspections

1-888-505-1250 Located in Newport Lic.# WENDYRI949J5

Medical Supplies Northern Medical Systems Home Care Sales & Rentals 24-Hr. Free Delivery

Newport Branch 332902 Hwy 2 Newport, WA 99156 (509) 447-5332 Toll Free (877) 447-3077


[Formerly Burrough’s House]

Commercial & Residential • Sheet Metal • Flat Roofing • Repairs

1-888-505-1250 Located in Newport Lic.# WENDYRI949J5

Septic Services

2459 Hwy.2 • Oldtown

509-447-5408 509-723-6959



Horse Boarding

Serving Tri-County and Panhandle Health Pumping & Cleaning (509) 447-2264 or (509) 671-1800

Complete Heating, Cooling & Duct Systems

Serving the area for over 17 years

Molly Dog Barn A Great Place To Board Your Horse

(208) 448-1439

ID Lic. 11072 WA Lic. NORTHSPO2551

Priest River

Heidi Hedlund, Owner 11761 LeClerc Road North Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 445-0855






Tri-County Painting


Conscientious & Reliable

Interior Exterior Repaints New Construction Licensed in WA & ID

Larry Liberty (208) 437-3353


Layout Services to Full Color Printing Corner of Hwy 2 & Spokane Ave. (509) 447-2433


At Your Service for 24 years! Newport, WA

Royal Flush Septic

Sales • Service Install • Openers

Gas Fireplaces & Inserts

“Where our High Standards Meet Yours”

Propane, Lubricants, Filters and Fuel Additives Available On-Site

Garage Doors Etc.


Lic. # STATEP*911MO


• Maintenance Programs

509-447-5599 877-497-5599

24 hr. Commercial/Public Card Lock Fuels INCLUDE: • Highway Diesel • Off-Road Diesel • Unleaded Gasoline HOME DELIVERIES INCLUDE: • Stove Oil • Furnace Oil • Highway Diesel • Off-Road Diesel • Unleaded Gasoline

(509) 447-4962 Serving Washington & Idaho

Printing & Design at the Miner



Washington • Idaho 24 Hour Service

Heating • Air Conditioning Sales & Service • Geothermal


218 Cedar St. Priest River, ID 208-448-1812

Plumbing & Mechanical, LLC

Heating & Air Conditioning Plumbing • Refrigeration

(208) 448-2242


Licensed & Bonded

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


American Eagle


Free Estimates

Oldtown, ID • (208) 437-4822


Commercial • Residential

• Dry Wall Hanging and Finishing Specialist ~ Also ~ • Full Remodeling Over 10-Years Experience

Cell 509-710-8939

Call us today!


Dog Boarding & Training Family Atmosphere

Model Home By Appointment

“Our Variety Shows”

Floral 208-448-2611 866-973-7673

(509) 671-0687 • (509) 671-2047

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File No.: 777.12521 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Financial Washington 1, Inc. Grantee: Thomas Lee Latimer and Barbara Jeanne Latimer, who also appears of record as Barbara Jeanne Latimere, husband and wife Tax Parcel ID No.: 443133240003 0004 Abbreviated Legal: Ptn SE,SE, NW & SW, SE NE Sec 33 Twn 31 Rng 44 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On September 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Pend Oreille, State of Washington: Parcel 1 The Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 33, Township 31 North, Range 44 East of the Willamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Parcel 2 The Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 33, Township 31 North, Range 44 East of the Willamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Commonly known as: 72 SPRING HILL RD NEWPORT, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 12/22/06, recorded on 12/28/06, under Auditor’s File No. 2006 0290652, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Thomas Lee Latimer and Barbara Jeanne Latimer, who also appears of record as Barbara Jeanne Latimere, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Frontier Title and Escrow Company, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Wells Fargo Financial Washington 1, Inc., as Beneficiary. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 06/19/2010 Monthly Payments $16,052.80 Late Charges $802.72 Total Arrearage $16,855.52 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $607.50 Title Report $710.16 Statutory

Mailings $19.12 Recording Costs $15.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $1,421.78 Total Amount Due: $18,277.30 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $153,785.11, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 01/28/09, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on September 24, 2010. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 09/13/10 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 09/13/10 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 09/13/10 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS BARBARA JEANNE LATIMER aka Barbara Jeanne Latimere 72 SPRING HILL RD NEWPORT, WA 99156 BARBARA JEANNE LATIMER aka Barbara Jeanne Latimere PO BOX 1883 VERADALE, WA 990371883 THOMAS LEE LATIMER 72 SPRING HILL RD NEWPORT, WA 99156 THOMAS LEE LATIMER PO BOX 1883 VERADALE, WA 99037-1883 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 04/21/10, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 04/23/10 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth

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below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and www. EFFECTIVE: 06/19/2010 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 980090997 Contact: Heather L. Smith (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7777.12521) 1002.154068FEI Published in The Newport Miner August 25 and September 15, 2010. (29, 32) _______________ 2010338 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Case No.: 10-4-000341 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EULA ELVERA JOHNSON, DECEASED. PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitation, serve their claims on the personal representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 and 11.40.013, the claim will be forever



barred. This bar is effective as to the claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. Date of filing copy of August 30, 2010 Date of first publication September 1. 2010 /s/ Paul W. Johnson PAUL W. JOHNSON c/o Douglas D. Lambarth P.O. Box 366 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner September 1, 8 and 15, 2010. (30-3)

________________ 2010340 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on September 01, 2010, receive a complete Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application and a SEPA Environmental Checklist from Steve and Linda Hermann, and did on September 01, 2010 issue a Determination of Completeness for a boat tram and observation deck that was started and never completed, in which the previous permit had expired, on the Pend Oreille River. (FILE NO. SSDP-10016), Location: Within Sect. 36, T32N, R44E WM, 111 Greggs Rd. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on August 30, 2010. Any person desiring to express his /her views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than September 23, 2010. Required Permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Substantial Shoreline Development Permit (Pend Oreille County),all necessary Federal Permits Dated: September 01, 2010 Published in The Newport Miner September 8 and 15, 2010. (31-2)

_________________ 2010342 COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on August 30, 2010, receive a complete SEPA Environmental Checklist, and did on Sept. 1, 2010 issue a Determination of Completeness for the Final Draft of the Pend Oreille County Solid Waste Management Plan Update. (FILE NO. SEPA10-003), submitted by Pend Oreille County. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on Dec. 31, 2009 and the county

|| PUBLIC || NOTICES Newport, WA. 4. The names of the property owners within the proposed local improvement district are kept available for public perusal at the home of Sheila Peannan, Managing Secretary of the District at a mutually convenient time to be arranged with her by calling (509) 447‑4641 or (509) 939‑2399. /s/Sheila Pearman Secretary of the Board

expects to issue a Determination of Non-Significance for this project. The optional DNS process is being used and this may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts for the proposal. Any person desiring to express his views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Public Works Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Comm. Dev. Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than Sept. 23, 2010. Dated: Sept. 1, 2010 Published in The Newport Miner September 8 and 15, 2010. (31-2) _______________ 2010343 LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE/PEND OREILLE PUD NO. 1/ PEND OREILLE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING The Boards of Commissioners of the Port of Pend Oreille, Public Utility District No. 1 and Pend Oreille County will meet on Wednesday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. at Boundary Dam for a Boat Tour with Seattle City Light. /s/ Kelly J. Driver Manager /s/ Karen Willner Clerk of the Board s/ Chris Mylar Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner September 15 and 22, 2010. (32-2) _______________ 2010344 LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE SMALL WORKS ROSTER Notice is hereby given that the Port of Pend Oreille (Port) is updating its Small Works Roster for the remainder of 2010. Contractors who wish to be added to this Roster need to complete an application form available at the Port office at 1981 Black Road, Usk, WA. 99180, 509-445-1090. Forms are also available on the Port’s website at www. Applicants, where required by law, must be properly licensed or registered to perform work in the State of Washington. Contractors whose names appear on the Roster may be contacted from time to time to submit job proposals for contracts for $300,000 or less. Qualified applicants will be placed on the 2010 which will expire on December 31. Contractors currently on the Port’s Small Works Roster need not reapply; changes in insurance and/ or other information should be provided to the Port. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager Published in The New-

port Miner September 15 and 22, 2010. (32-2)

________________ 2010345 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO CREATE AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON CREATION OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the Board of Commissioners for Sacheen Lake Water and Sewer District, Pend Oreille County, Washington adopted Resolution No. 10‑03 on September 1, 2010 declaring its intention to create Local Improvement District (“LID”) No. 2 and to order the construction of a sewer system of the District within said LID No. 2. The boundaries of the proposed LID are as set forth in that resolution. The proposed improvements consist of the acquisition, design, construction and installation of a system of sewerage complete with all auxiliary valves, fittings, equipment and appurtenances necessary to the proper operation of said system of sewerage. The estimated cost of these improvements, and other expenses in connection with the improvements, is $9,445,009, of which 100% of such costs shall be paid by special assessments levied against the property within the proposed LID specially benefited by the proposed improvements. The assessments levied in LID No. 2 shall be for the sole purpose of payment into such fund as may be specified by the Board for the payment of bonds to be issued to pay the costs of the above improvements. Actual assessments may vary from assessment estimates so long as they do not exceed a figure equal to the increased true and fair value the improvement adds to the property. You are notified that a meeting of the Board will be held at the Fire Station located at 6601 Highway 211, Sacheen Lake, Washington, on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., which time and place are fixed for hearing of matters relating to such formation and improvements and for determining the method of payment thereof. Persons desiring to object to the improvements and the formation of the proposed LID may appear at the hearing to state their views. 1. All persons desiring to object to the formation of the proposed local improvement district must file their written protests with the Secretary of the Board no later than ten days following the public hearing. Protests should be mailed to the official address of the District which is P.O. Box 463, Colbert, WA 99005, or delivered to the Secretary. 2. If the owners of at least 40% of the area of land within the proposed local improvement district file written protests with the Secretary of the Board, the power of the Commissioners of the Board to proceed with the creation of the proposed local improvement district shall be divested. 3. The name of the Secretary of the Board is Sheila Pearman. The address of the Secretary of the Board is 8272 Fertile Valley Rd.,

Published in The Newport Miner September 15 and 22, 2010. (32-2)


2010 Springdale Depot 107 Shafer Avenue Springdale – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Spokane Tribe Administration Building 6105 Ford-Wellpinit Road Wellpinit ‑ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information contact: Tri County Economic Development District Karen Van Soest, NEW RTPO Program Coordinator kvansoest@teddonline. com (509) 684‑4571 or LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. Tangerine Almeida (800) 677‑1671

2010346 PUBLIC NOTICE Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan Residents of Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties: Your Input is Published in The Newport Miner September 15, and Needed! You are invited to attend 22, 2010. (32-2) one of four Transportation _________________ Community Meetings to 2010348 be held in Ferry, Stevens, CALL FOR BIDS and Pend Oreille Counties ELECTRICAL WIRE and includes the Colville CONTRACT NO. 10-031 Confederated Tribes, the Public Utility District No. Kalispel Tribe, and the 1 of Pend Oreille County, Spokane Tribe in northeast Washington, hereby solicits Washington. Don’t miss sealed bids for the following this opportunity to help electrical wire: shape the public trans#2, stranded aluminum, portation system. If you 15 kV, CIC jacketed, prihave ideas, concerns, or mary underground with red would just like to know more conduit, 35,000 feet about the Coordinated Interested parties may Public Transit‑ Human Ser- obtain full specifications by vices Transportation Plan contacting the Contract Ad(CPTHSTP) currently being ministrator of Public Utility conducted, please attend. District No. 1 of Pend Oreille Representation is needed County, P.O. Box 190, Newfrom all groups including port, Washington 99156, the general public, seniors, (509) 447-9345. Sealed persons with disabilities, bids will be received as employees, employers, outlined in the contract students, educators, and documents until 2:30 p.m., businesses. September 28, 2010. Monday, September 27, The Public Utility District 2010 No. 1 of Pend Oreille County Senior Meal Site reserves the right to reject Shortcut Road any or all bids, to waive any Inchelium – 5:30 p.m. to informality in the bidding, 7:00 p.m. or to exercise any other Tuesday, September 28, right or action provided by 2010 statute. Camas Center for Community Wellness: Published in The New1821 North LeClerc Road port Miner September 15, Usk – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 2010. (32) Tuesday, September 28, ______________________________________ 2010347 ORDINANCE NO. 292 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010 BUDGET of the TOWN of CUSICK , AS ADOPTED IN ORDINANCE NO. 284 WHEREAS, the Town of Cusick adopted the 2010 budget in final form by Ordinance No. 284 on the 9th day of November, 2009 and WHEREAS, subsequent thereto it has become necessary for the Town to amend said ordinance because of revenues and expenditures of same, which could not reasonably have been foreseen at the time of adopting said budget; and WHEREAS, said expenditures are not one of the emergencies specifically enumerated in RCW 35.33.081; and WHEREAS, the Town is desirous of amending its budget pursuant to RCW 35.33.001; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Town of Cusick, Washington as follows: Section 1. The following accounts contained in the 2010 Budget are hereby amended as set forth below: REVENUES EXPENDITURES Current Expense Fund (#001 Water/Sewer (#401) Street Fund (#101) USDA Sewer Redemption (#402) Water/Sewer (#401) DOE Sewer Redemption (#407) DOE Sewer Redemption (#407) USDA Sewer Redemption (#402___________________) INCREASE $173,451.43 $120,133.37 Section 2. The budget for the year 2010 is amended to provide for the changes outlined above, and filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and is hereby adopted, ratified and confirmed. Section 3. This ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage by the Council as set forth above, approval by the Mayor and after publication as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CUSICK this 9TH day of August 2010. By: Robert Spencer, Mayor Attest: Charlotte Yergens, Clerk-Treasurer These Ordinances in their entirety can be obtained from the Clerk’s office at the Town Hall, Cusick. Published in The Newport Miner September 15, 2010. (32) 2010349 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Lien Sale: 8 a.m. October 1, 2010 at Bill’s Auto & Towing, 942 E Hwy 2, Oldtown, ID. (208) 437-3100. 1974 Chevey Corvette VIN #

1Z37J4S4428335, License # 097PWJ. Amount of Lien: $16,900 Published in The Gem State Miner September 15, and 22, 2010. (47-2)

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