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2012 Guide to Government in Pend Oreille & West Bonner Counties Editor’s Note: The following information will also be posted on The Miner’s Web site at If changes are warranted throughout the year, please contact The Miner at 509-447-2433.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY COUNTY OFFICES Pend Oreille County offices are located at the following locations, all in Newport: • County Courthouse, 625 W. Fourth St. - Assessor, Auditor, Commissioners, Human Resources, Public Works, Community Development, Treasurer. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Commissioner hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Courthouse Annex, 418 S. Scott Ave. WSU Extension and Weed Board offices. • Sheriff’s Office, 331 S. Garden Ave. - Sheriff’s Offices, County Jail and 911 Dispatching. • McNally Hall of Justice, 229 S. Garden Ave. - Superior Court, Clerk’s Office, District Courtrooms and Office, County Prosecutors and Juvenile Department. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. • Counseling Services, 105 S. Garden Ave. - Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Developmental Disability Services and Prevention.





509-447-4119 888-740-8719 Laura Merrill, Chair (2014) Diane Wear, Vice-Chair (2012) John Hankey, Member (2012) Four-year terms Annual salary: $53,148 Duties: Serve as chief legislative and executive body in county; including, but not limited to, approve taxes; adopt a balanced budget, operate budgets under control of appointed department heads; oversee public roads and works; counseling; planning of unincorporated areas; and other services which are not clearly the responsibility of another elected official. Appoint citizens to commissioners and boards; represent the county locally, regionally and sate wide on various boards such as public health and economic development. Mail: P.O. Box 5025, Newport, WA 99156 Board meets every Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Commissioners’ office, main floor of the courthouse. Clerk of the Board: Chris Mylar Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

HUMAN RESOURCES 509-447-6499 Duties: Receive and process all county

employment applications; maintain personnel records; etc. Mail: P.O. Box 5025, Newport WA 99156 Human Resource Coordinator: Shelly Stafford

AUDITOR 509-447-6474 Fax: 509-447-2475 Marianne Nichols (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $53,148 Duties: Finance: Maintain county’s central computerized ac- Nichols counting system, issuance of disbursements and responsible for financial accounting and reporting for expenditures, grants, budgets and monthly and annual reports to commissioners. Elections: Administer federal, state, county, municipal and special purpose elections. Licensing: Issuance of licenses for vehicles and vessels, titles, registrations, license plates and renewal tabs. Recording: Maintain historic records in perpetuity, including real property and marriage licenses. Mail: P.O. Box 5015, Newport, WA 99156

ASSESSOR 509-447-4312 Fax: 509-447-6450 James McCroskey (2014) Four-year term. Annual salary: $53,148 Duties: Determines value of all real private property in the county; constructs a prop- McCroskey erty tax roll of all market values in county; records all ownerships of property and segregation of ownership; keeps maps of ownership including property lines, answering public questions regarding those areas; record personal property and values; administers senior citizen property tax exemption; administers current use assessment program. Mail: P.O. Box 5010, Newport, WA 99156

TREASURER 509-447-3612 Fax: 509-447-0318 Terri Miller (2014) Four-year term. Annual salary: $53,148 The treasurer serves multiple state and local governmental entities and is accountable Miller directly to the citizens. Primary responsibilities include: Collecting real and personal property taxes (including performing foreclosures on real property and distraints of personal property), special assessments, excise tax, and miscellaneous receipts from other county districts and departments and collection of delinquent accounts; accounting for all funds and deposits of revenues for the state, county, cities and junior taxing districts (schools, port, cemeteries, fire, hospital, and water/sewer) mailing financial statements to all monthly; determining adequate liquidity in funds for issuance of warrants for payment to vendors for various

entities; administering short- and long-term debt financing; managing the cash flow of the county and investing funds not needed for immediate expenditures for the eounty and junior taxing districts; coordinating banking services. Mail: P.O. Box 5080, Newport, WA 99156

PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. 509-447-4513 Fax: 509-447-5890 Located in the lower level of the County Courthouse. Mail: P.O. Box 5065, Newport WA 99156 • Administration Sam Castro, director of Castro public works Don Ramsey, assistant county engineer • County Road Division 509-447-4513 Responsible for all county road work and projects performed by three county road maintenance districts and con- Ramsey struction work; administers county road and equipment funds; designs road projects and issues calls for bids. Also responsible for road survey design and contract administration of county road construction projects. Mail: P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156 • Solid Waste Division 509-447-4513 Responsible for solid waste planning and disposal in the north county, Usk and south county transfer stations. Responsible for recycling programs, household hazardous waste and moderate risk waste planning and disposal. Mail: P.O. Box 5041, Newport WA 99156 • Buildings and Grounds 509-447-4513 Responsible for physical plant and grounds keeping operations at six county buildings. Mail: P.O. Box 5068, Newport, WA 99156

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPT. 509-447-4821 Mike Lithgow, director Responsible for county land use and growth management planning. Also responsible for the review and approval of various development and construction permits, such as building Lithgow permits, shoreline development permits, subdivision and mobile home park and recreational vehicle park approvals. Mail: P.O. Box 5066, Newport, WA 99156 • Planning Commission District 1: John Stuart, Steve Wilson, Doug Smith; District 2: Don Comins, Steve Bennet, Guy Thomas; District 3: Rob Payne, Susan Hobbs and Judy Ashton. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Cusick Community Center for business, and on the fourth Tuesday of each month for workshops, starting at 6 p.m.

SHERIFF For emergencies, call 911 Dispatch, non-emergencies

509-447-3151 or 800-669-3407 Civil Deputy 509-447-1907 Sheriff’s Administration 509-447-1909 Corrections (Jail) Botzheim 509-447-1918 Sheriff Alan Botzheim 509-447-1901 Four-year term Annual salary: $79,104 Duties: The sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county. Sheriff’s office mail: P.O. Box 5075, Newport, WA 99156 Jail mail: P.O. Box 5079, Newport, WA 99156 Office: 331 South Garden Ave., Newport, WA E-mail:

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 509-447-2712 Fax: 509-447-0595 Reviews appeals to assessor’s property assessments. Applications available at Board of Equalization Office, Courthouse, 625 West Fourth, Newport WA 99156, and online at county website, under County Services Mail: P.O. Box 5018, Newport WA 99156 Board: Don Wilson, Margie Fedderly, Garry Yann and alternate Craig Jenkins Clerk: Elizabeth Braun

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 509-447-2712 P.O. Box 5060, Newport, WA 99156 Jim Brewster, Charles Watkins and Michael Albright Chief examiner: Chris Mylar

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 509-447-3731 Located in the basement of the county health center in Newport. For immediate attention, call sheriff’s office at 509-447-3151. Director: Jo Ann Boggs

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY /CORONER 509-447-4414 Fax: 509-447-0235 Thomas A. Metzger Four-year term Annual salary: $117,000 Duties: Serve as legal adviser to county officials, represents the county in civil cases, Metzger prosecute criminal matters, and act as ex-officio coroner. Mail: P.O. Box 5070, Newport, WA 99156 Coroner duties: Investigate questionable cases of death to assure that the medical certification and cause of death is properly completed.

2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES JUVENILE OFFICE 509-447-4021 Fax: 509-447-4323 Located in Hall of Justice. Handles court, diversion and probation cases of persons under age 18 who are in trouble with the law. Facilitates truancy matters, emancipation and At-Risk-Youth proceedings, a program to assist parents in assessing if court intervention is appropriate. Mail: P.O. Box 5050, Newport, WA 99156 Juvenile counselor/diversion coordinator: Cindy Delay Administrative assistant: DarLynn Petrie





Robin R. McCroskey, 405 W. Walnut, Newport, WA 99156, 509-447-0881 Chris Bajalcaliev / Barrett Scudder, 400 S. Jefferson St., Suite 452, Spokane, WA 99204 509-325-4200, Fax: 509-747-6274 Under direction of the courts, the public defenders are appointed by the court to represent indigent persons charged with crimes. Public defender services normally do not extend to non-criminal matters. The public defenders are private attorneys who serve the county under contract; additional attorneys are appointed to specific cases as needed.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. Superior Court is the court of record for all probate, civil, felony criminal and juvenile cases. Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties have two Superior Court judges. Court is normally in session in Pend Oreille County on Thursdays. Nielson P.O. Box 5020, Newport WA 99156 Judges: Allen C. Nielson 509-684-7520 Patrick Monasmith 509-684-7520 Four-year terms. Annual salary: $148,832 Monasmith Court administrator: Evelyn Bell 509684-7520

CLERK/CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT 509-447-2435 Fax: 509-447-2734 Tammie A. Ownbey (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $53,148 Located in Hall of Justice; hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ownbey Monday-Friday. Duties: Maintains Superior Court records, including probate, civil and criminal; records mental illness proceedings, adoption and guardianship proceedings and juvenile court proceedings; collects statutory fees and criminal legal financial obligations, receives and disburses money on judgments; records certificates; processes passport applications; provides information on domestic violence and anti-harassment protection orders and files same. Mail: P.O. Box 5020, Newport, WA 99156

DISTRICT COURT 509-447-4110 Fax: 509-447-5724 Judge Philip Van de Veer (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $106,282 Salary is for both district court judge and superior court Van de Veer commissioner. Duties: Preside over criminal traffic cases, traffic infractions, criminal and gross misdemeanor cases and civil cases under $75,000; small claims cases under $5,000; and civil weddings. Office located at west end of McNally Hall of Justice; open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, no payments on tickets after 4 p.m. Mail: P.O. Box 5030, Newport, WA 99156. Clerk/Court administrator: T.J Keogh Probation officer: Scott Cornwell Probation/Compliance office, 509-4473889, Fax: 509-447-0755, verifies compliance by defendants, referred by District Court Mail: P.O. Box 5030, Newport, WA 99156

COUNSELING SERVICES Toll-free 800-404-5151 509-447-5651

N.E. TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT Toll-free 800-873-6162 509-447-3131 Fax: 509-447-5644 Located at 605 Highway 20, Newport. Open 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Closed Fridays. The heath district provides community heath and environmental health services, including family planning, WIC, food handlers permits, immunizations and sewer permits. Mail: P.O. Box 490, Newport, WA 99156. Environmental health supervisor: James Sayre Community health services: Jan Steinbach Also the county Emergency Services Department is in basement office.

FAIR BOARD 509-445-1367 Billing: P.O. Box 141, Cusick, WA 99119 Mail: 413951 Highway 20, Cusick, WA 99119 The board manages the county fair, which will be held Aug. 16-19, 2012 in Cusick. The theme is “Classic Cars, Rodeo Stars and Ewe.” Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Board Officers are: chairman Jim Mathis, vice chairman Barb McGill 509-445-1433, treasurer Barb Cordes 509-445-1264, secretary Joyce Montgomery 509-445-0351, 509-9393751 Board Members: Gayle Cagianut, Patti Cutshall, Amanda Driver, Kay Driver, Garth Hanson, Lori Hanson, Glenn Miller and Bernice Smith Fair Manager: Jim Mathis Groundskeeper: Torrey Muchoney 509445-2678 Seasonal Boat/RV Storage: Intake day Oct. 6, 2012. Pick up day April 14, 2012.

Fax: 509-447-2671 TTY: 877-873-4322 Mail: P.O. Box 5055, Newport, WA 99156.

EXTENSION 509-447-2401 Fax: 509-447-6477 Headquartered in the courthouse annex at 418 S. Scott in Newport, WSU/Pend Oreille Extension is your link to Washington State University. Extension helps people develop leadership skills and use research-based knowledge to improve their economic status and quality of life. Extension offers information through consultation, publications, clinics and workshops on agriculture, forestry, horticulture and family living topics, community development strategies, the Master Gardener program and 4-H club and youth programming and Food $ense Nutrition Education in all elementary schools in Pend Oreille County. Mail: P.O. Box 5045, Newport, WA 99156 E-mail: Web site:

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD 509-447-2402 Fax: 509-447-6477 Charged with ensuring the control of noxious weeds in the county. The weed board office is located in the courthouse annex 418 S Scott Ave., and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Mail: P.O. Box 5085, Newport WA 99156 Board: Dist. 1 Warren Koontz, Dist. 2 Wes Bailey, Dist. 3 Vacant, Dist. 4 Joe Sherman, Dist. 5 Vacant The board meets every even month on the second Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the county commissioners’ meeting room. Weed coordinator: Sharon Sorby E-mail:

CITIES & TOWNS CITY OF NEWPORT 509-447-5611 Fax: 509-447-2259 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, WA 99156 E-mail: cityofnewport@ City hall is open 8 a.m. to Sands 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Mayor: Shirley Sands (2013)

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2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Council: Ken Smith (2015), Sam Brooks (2013), Mark Zorica (2013), William Burnett (2015), Keith Campbell (2015). Council meets first and third Monday of each month, 6 p.m. City administrator: Ray King City clerk/Treasurer: Nickole Schutte Deputy clerk: Cindy Endahl Fire chief: Curt Knapp City attorney: Tom Metzger City prosecutor: Dana Kelley Planning commission: Acting Chairman Cody Francis, Wayne Antcliff, Barbara Drake, Ted Runberg, Ray Springsteen, David Bradbury, Randy Parker, Richard Miller, Paul Edgren Meets last Monday at 5 p.m. as needed. Board of adjustment: Kerry Allemand, Dave Porter, Robert “Bubba” Konkright, Rob Owen and vacant. Meets as needed. Building/planning official: Robert “Bubba” Hedricks Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

TOWN OF IONE 509-442-3611 Fax: 509-442-3181 Clerk’s Office, 207 Houghton St., P.O. Box 498, Ione, WA 99139. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include vehicle licensing, collection for city water and sewer, Foy fax and copy service Mayor: Kevin Foy (2013) Council: Donald Fowell, Charles Spears, Jessica Davis, John Redinger, Ken Timmreck Council meetings are the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at council chambers, 112 N. Central Ave. Clerk: Sandy Hutchinson Fire chief: Jerry Spalding Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

TOWN OF METALINE 509-446-4641 Fax: 509-446-2603 P.O. Box 85, Metaline, WA 99152; City Hall, 101 Housing Drive Business hours: TuesdayFriday 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Daggett and 1:30-4 p.m. Mayor: Pete Daggett Council/departments commissioners: Tori Reeve, cemetery; Dennis Flanagan, water; Ruth Reiber, parks/fire; Brian Smiley, streets; Bruce Gagliardo, sewer. Council meets second Wednesday of each

month at 7 p.m. Clerk/Treasurer: E. Diane Brown Marshal: Rick Reiber Fire chief: Orin DeGroat Maintenance director: Roberto Mirabal Attorney: McGrane & Schuerman, 509684-8484.

TOWN OF METALINE FALLS 509-446-2211 Fax: 509-446-3021 Mail: P.O. Box 277, Metaline Falls, WA 99153. Town Hall, E. 203 Fifth, is open Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leininger Mayor: Tara Leininger Council: John Kinney, Dan Johnson, , Sue Huntley, Roger Aydelott, Van Whysong. Council meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. City clerk: Tess Parker Fire chief: Tom Barnes Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

TOWN OF CUSICK 509-445-1718 Cusick Community Center, 107 First Avenue, Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Mail: P.O. Box 263, Cusick, WA 99119 Mayor: Robert Spencer Council: Bernice Smith, Spencer Ken Murray, Monte Williams, Chris Evers, Gladys Schwartz. Council meetings are the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Cusick Community Center – rental info 509-445-1718. City clerk/Treasurer: Charlotte Yergens Maintenance supervisor: Bruce Herder Attorney: Aaron Lowe Fire chief: David Hoisington Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office


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P.O. Box 39, Usk, WA 99180. Open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tribal council meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Chairman: Glen Nenema Council: vice chairman Ray Pierre III, secretary Darren Holmes, Curt Holmes, Betty Jo Nenema Piengkham Directors: Tribal Administrator: Michael Jones CFO: Nick Brown Tribal gaming authority executive director: Nick Pierre Community planning and development director: Sev Jones Tribal court: Judge Milton Nomie, 509447-7129 Tribal court clerk: Lori Tucker Tribal legal counsel: David Bonga Health Care Administrator: Richard Jones Public Works Director: Don Hutson Public safety director: Jim Wynecoop Culture program director: Francis Cullooyah Camas Path executive director: Darren Holmes Human resources: Al Prudente, vice president Forestry office: Annette Breuer, 509-4472784 Early Learning Center Director: Cheryl Sample, 509-447-7211 Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority: Kent Caputo, COO Social Services: Larry Cronin, 509-447-7110 KTEA director of project planning: Michael Wiprud Flying Goose Bass Hatchery: Wayne Gould, 509-447-7205 Tribal Police Chief: Jim Wynecoop 509447-2151 School Age Center, Usk: 509-445-1149 Camas Center for Community Wellness, Cusick: 509-447-7122 Natural Resources Executive Director: Deane Osterman 509-447-7282 KALTRAN: 509-447-7247 Transit Manager: Julia Seyler Kalispel Career Training Center Director: Terry Knapton



Newport Center - South County 509-447-3835 or 888-323-2399 1204 W. Fifth St./P.O. Box 470 Newport, WA 99156 Ione Center - North County 509-442-4290 208 Blackwell/P.O. Box 906 Ione, WA 99139 With locations in North and South Pend Oreille County, Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning provides a variety of learning experiences for the residents of the Pend Oreille River Valley and north Spokane County. Adult learners can complete their basic education by enrolling in G.E.D. classes; prepare to return to work or start college; take credit classes as part of a liberal arts or professionaltechnical program; or take a class “just for fun” in the noncredit life enrichment program. In addition, testing for G.E.D. certification; placement testing for college entrance; academic and financial aid advising are also available by appointment. Hours of operations vary by quarter for each center so call to verify availability of staff.

NEWPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT 509-447-3167 Fax: 509-447-2553 P.O. Box 70, Newport, WA 99156 Provides preschool through 12th grade, plus alternative/ continuation high school and Homelink offerings, in the Thompson south part of Pend Oreille County. District office at 1380 W. Fifth St., Newport; Sadie Halstead Middle School, 331 S. Calispel Ave.; Newport High School, 1400 W. Fifth St.; Stratton Elementary School, 1201 W. Fifth St., Newport. Board of Education (four-year terms): 1, Paul Wilson (2013). 2, Chairman Lynn Kaney (2013). 3, April Owen (2015). 4, Vacant. 5, Jim Brewster (2015) Board meets second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in administrative offices, unless otherwise posted. The board meets quarterly at 3:15 p.m. at one of the schools. • Superintendent’s office 509-447-3167 Superintendent: Jason Thompson Business manager: Tom Crouch, Interiem Administrative assistant to superintendent: Janet E. Hansen Coordinator of special programs: Michele Hunt Administrative assistant to special programs:

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CUSICK SCHOOL DISTRICT 509-445-1125 305 Monumental Way, Cusick, WA 99119 Provides pre-school through 12th grade education programs for the central part of Pend Oreille County with Bess Herian Elementary and Cusick Read Middle School-High School. Board of directors (four-year terms): Mike Keogh, Kelly Driver, Mark Cutshall and Tom Foster. Area 2 board member is vacant Board meets third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the high school library. Superintendent: Dan Read Secretary to superintendent: Jennifer Anderberg Principal (7-12): Don Hawpe Principal (K-6): Mike Phillips Special services coordinator: Don Hawpe Athletic Director: Nick Pease Web site:

SELKIRK SCHOOL DISTRICT 509-446-2951 Fax: 509-446-2929 Fax: 509-446-2929 P.O. Box 129, Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Provides preschool through 12th grade education for the north Pend Oreille County Lotze area. Board of directors (four-year terms): chair-

woman Katie Parker (2013), Brenda Miller (2015), Jane Emrick (2013), Clinton Petrich (2015) and Scott Jungblom (2015). Board meets third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the high school music room. Superintendent: Nancy Lotze Business manager: Ed Milota • Selkirk Elementary 509-446-4225 Fax: 509-446-4804 219 Park St., Metaline Falls Preschool through fifth grades Principal: Nancy Lotze • Selkirk Middle/Senior High 509-446-3505 Fax: 509-446-2408 Highway 31 south of Metaline sixth through 12th grades Principal: Larry J. Reed

first and third Saturday only. • Metalines Community Library, 302 Park, Cutter Theatre Building at Metaline Falls 509-446-3232 Fax 509-446-2302 Branch coordinator: Lynn Barnes Hours are Monday 10 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m.; Wednesday 1-6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays only. The Ione and Metalines libraries are both closed on fifth Saturdays.


Fax: 509-447-5527 Mail: 714 W. Pine St., Newport, WA 99156. Operates Newport Hospital, Family Health Center Newport, Wilbur Family Medicine Newport, River Mountain Assisted Living and Newport Hospital Long Term Care. Commissioners (six-year terms): chairman Raymond King; vice chairman Lynnette Elswick; secretary Lois Robertson, Don Monroe, Thomas Garrett Board meets fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the hospital Sandifur Room, lower level. Superintendent/CEO: Tom Wilbur Chief financial officer: Kim Manus Chief operating officer: Ginny Monroe, RN Chief administrative officer: Roger Rasmussen Director, Residential Care Services: Shannon Ennis, RN Chief of medical staff: Dr. Timothy Chavis Foundation Director: Catherine LyonsHolestine

LIBRARY DISTRICT 509-447-2158 Fax: 509-447-2806 116 S. Washington Ave. Newport, WA 99156 Email: Web site: Trustees: Mark Cauchy, Sandy Loskill, Nancy Svoboda, Jim Brewster Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m., in Pend Oreille PUD Board Room, until further notice. Administrative Officer: Colleen Auble 509-447-2158 E-mail: Operations Manager: Mary Fouts • Newport Library, 116 S. Washington Ave. 509-447-2111 or 1-800-366-3654 Hours are Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Calispel Valley Library, 107 1st Ave., Cusick, adjacent to Cusick Community Center and Town Hall 509-445-1215 Fax: 509-445-1215 Branch coordinator: Pam Thompson Hours are Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed Monday and Friday. • Ione Public Library, 210 Blackwell St., Suite 1, Ione 509-442-3030 Fax 509-442-3248 Branch coordinator: Lynn Barnes Hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; Wednesday 1-7 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

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PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 2 509-442-2311 Fax: 509-442-2333 Mail: P.O. Box 67, Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Supports the ambulance service operated by the Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 and provides support to the Selkirk Community Health Center in Ione (operated by non-profit Northeast Washington Health Programs). Commissioners: Gayle Pollock, Sue Huntley and Jody Rogers.  Board meets quarterly in January, April, July and October on the second Monday of the month, 3:30 p.m. at the Fire Station 23, Highway 20, Ione, WA.  Clerk of the board: John Rummelhart

PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 509-447-3137 Fax: 509-447-5824 Provides electric service to all of Pend Oreille County. Provides water service to eight subdivisions and the town of Metaline Falls. Main office located at 130 N. Washington Owen Ave. in Newport, with customer service and payment drop box available at Box Canyon Dam. Also operates Box Canyon Dam on the Pend Oreille River. The district provides fiber optic telecommunications services via its Community Network System. Access options include lit bandwidth, dark fiber and NoaNet access. Outage reports: 509-447-3137, 509-4463137 or 509-242-3137 Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. in the PUD conference room, Newport; and on the last Tuesday each month at 1 p.m. at Box Canyon Dam.




Commissioners (six-year terms): secretary Rick Larson (2016), president Dan Peterson (2012), vice president Curt Knapp (2014) Interim General manager: April Owen Chief Operating Officer: Charlie O’Hare Director of hydro production: Terry Borden Director of finance and administrative services: John Jordan Director of regulatory and environmental affairs: Mark Cauchy Manager of construction and engineering: Chuck Frandrup Treasurer/manager customer services: Elaine Averyt Water systems manager: Mark Scott Manager, information systems: Rhonda Thomas Community Network System manager: Joe Onley Auditor: April Owen Attorney: Jerry Boyd

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509-445-1090 Offices located at 1981 Black Road, Usk WA 99180. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Commissioners meet second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. Commissioners (six-year term): chairman Steve Kiss (2015), vice chairman John Harkness (2013), secretary R.L. Shanklin (2017) Manager: Kelly Driver

PEND OREILLE CONSERVATION DISTRICT 509-447-5370 Fax: 509-447-0371 Email: P.O. Box 465, Newport, WA 99156 Office is located with the Natural Resource Conservation Service in the Newport Federal Building, 100 N. Washington, Room 110. Board of Supervisors: chairman Ralph Christiansen, vice chairman George Stuivenga, treasurer Randy Leestma, member Michele Masuen, one vacant seat. Board meetings the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. except January and February when they meet on the third Tuesday and July when there is no meeting. Elections and appointments are held in March.

CEMETERY DIST. NO. 1 Mail: P.O. Box 5015, Newport, WA 99156 The district covers Pend Oreille County from the Spokane County line up to Blueslide, and is responsible for maintaining and operating the Newport Cemetery. Operates on special tax levies and donations. Commissioners: chairman Frank Capehart, George Lunden, Bonnie Carstens. The commissioners meet the second Wednesday of the month at 8:15 a.m. at the courthouse on Fourth Street in Newport.

CEMETERY DIST. NO. 2 509-446-3573 P.O. Box 179, Metaline, WA 99152 Operates the Metaline Cemetery. Board of directors: chairwoman Joyce Evans, Jack Taft Jr. and Tom Hough Secretary: Tina Swink Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Metaline Town Hall.


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Riverside Family Foods ............................................................................3:45pm Fire Station #32........................................................................................4:05pm Wellness Center ........................................................................................4:15pm



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Northern Quest Resort..............................................................................6:05pm


Camas Path ...............................................................................................6:10pm


Northern Quest.........................................................................................7:35pm


Riverside Family Foods ............................................................................8:35pm Fire Station #32........................................................................................8:55pm Wellness Center ........................................................................................9:10pm


Wellness Center ........................................................................................9:30pm Fire Station #32 ......................................................................................9:45pm Riverside Family Foods ..........................................................................10:05pm


Northern Quest Resort .........................................................................11:00pm


Northern Quest Resort...........................................................................11:30pm


Riverside Family Foods .......................................................................... 12:30am Fire Station #32...................................................................................... 12:50am Wellness Center ........................................................................................ 1:00am


$2.50 per one-way trip We also offer easy to use bus passes.

For more information please call (509) 447-7247.


and receive Pay just 5 round trip rides!



Pend Oreille County

Recyclable Items Recycle the following items: 1. Paper, newspaper, magazines, envelopes, catalogs, junk mail, and books (hardcovers removed). No paper contaminated with food, paints, or cleaning solvents. No wet paper. Do NOT tie or bundle up. Split telephone books into thinner sections.

Solid Waste Disposal Facilities

2. Aluminum Beverage Cans: Rinsed, drained and NOT Crushed. 3. Tin/Steel Cans: Food and drink cans ONLY. Please rinse out and remove labels.

Transfer Station Locations South County Transfer Station

Just on Deer Valley Road, West of Gray Rd. Newport, WA 99156 • Phone: 447-3054 Open: Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., & Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Tues. and Wed.

Central County Drop Box

661 Jared Road (1.5 miles South of Hwy 211 & Hwy. 20 Intersection) Usk, WA 99180 • Phone: 445-0222 Open: Wed. and Sat. ONLY 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Questions? (509) 447-4513 (Days & Times subject to change)

North County Drop Box Station: 1712 Sullivan Lake Road (1.7 miles up from Orange Ione Bridge) Ione, WA 99139 Phone: 442-3051 or (509) 447-4513 Open: Wed. and Sat. ONLY 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Solid Waste Disposal Rates - 2012 North & South County Transfer Station

Rate Solid Waste .................................................................Ton $100.00 Minimum 120 pounds or less ............................................... $6.27

4. Corrugated Cardboard: Two ply brown cardboard. NO waxed boxed, overseas cardboard or single-ply chipboard (such as cereal boxes, paper towel cores, pizza boxes, or egg cartons.) 5. Ferrous Metals: Scrap metal ONLY. At least 80% metal. 6. Latex Paints: Good, reusable condition with a label are recycled. If latex paint is old, ruined or icky toss in your trash as not recyclable. 7. Other Recyclables: Automotive batteries & Rechargeable batteries, bulk aluminum, cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, antifreeze and used motor oil are all recycled.



Computers CPUs (Towers) Computer Monitors


Laptops Televisions Console Televisions

For large quantities, call Harley (509) 671-6147 Items and accessories are NOT covered under the law:



Mice Printers Copiers/ Scanners

Fax Machines Keyboards

E-Cycle accepted at each County Transfer Station

Central County Transfer Station

Solid Waste ....................................................... cubic yard $15.00 Minimum 3 trash cans or less ............................................. $6.27

All Transfer Stations

Freon Charged Appliances ................................................ $25.00 Tires: 3 or more ........................................................... ea. $20.00 Scrap Metals: At least 80% metal ....................................... Free Cardboard: Clean, Separated & Flattened ....................... Free Tin Cans: Clean, Separated & No Labels .......................... Free Aluminum Cans: Rinsed & Drained, Not Crushed .......... Free Household Hazardous Wastes: .................... 5 gals. or less Free (Call (509) 447-4513 or (509) 671-6147 for more specifics)

Note: State Solid Waste Tax Added to all County Rates @ 3.6%. All loads arriving at transfer station locations should be adequately secured. Unsecured loads are subject to a fine.


NEW IN 2012!

TRANSFER STATIONS CLOSED FOR 6 MAJOR HOLIDAYS: 1. Memorial Day 4. Thanksgiving 2. July 4th 5. Christmas 3. Labor Day 6. New Years Pend Oreille Public Works Department at (509) 447-4513. Email BETH:

2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Operates water and sewer systems around Diamond Lake. Commissioners (six-year term): chairman Bob Graham (2017), Secretary Richard Swan (2016), Ray King (2013). Board meets on the first and third Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the district office. Office open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MondayFriday. Maintenance hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday. In addition, they can be reached by telephone after hours for emergencies.

PONDORAY SHORES WATER & SEWER DIST. 509-939-6781 P.O. Box 605, Newport, WA 99156 Billing: 509-238-6544 Commissioners meet the first Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Box Canyon Room at the PUD building in Newport. Commissioners: Pat Gracio, chairman 509-939-6781; Jeff Jergensen, secretary; Don Whisler, treasurer

CHIPPEWA WATER & SEWER DIST. 509-442-2225 P.O. Box 33, Ione, WA 99139 Operates water distribution and sewer systems in Chippewa area. Commissioners: chairwoman Dena Brown (2013), Sheila Reed (2011), Julie Brown (2013) Clerk: Terri Taylor


1091 Lenora Drive, Usk, WA 99180 Operates water and sewer facility in Camelot and Skookum Rendezvous development areas, south of Usk. Administrative assistant: Barbara Williams Commissioners meet second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at 1091 Lenora Drive. Commissioners: Iris Baker, Charles Anderson, Richard Johnson

SACHEEN LAKE SEWER & WATER DIST. 509-447-4641 Mail: P.O. Box 463, Colbert, WA 99005 Located at Sacheen Lake in southern Pend Oreille County, the Sacheen Lake Sewer & Water District is working on lake water quality, lake level issues, milfoil control and beginning design and construction of phase 1 sewer collection and treatment plant. The district also maintains the Myers/ Harter Sanctuary, located near the corner of Highway 211 and Fertile Valley Road. Commissioners: position 1 Perry Pearman (2017), position 2 Gary Garrett (2015), position 3 Peggy Johnsen (2013) Managing secretary: Sheila Pearman Commissioners meet at Sacheen Lake Fire Station, Highway 211, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

FIRE DIST. 2 509-442-2311 Fax: 509-442-2333 North Pend Oreille County Commissioners: Rick Stone, Dick Norton, Sandie Durand Commissioners meet on the second and fourth Monday at 10 a.m. Station 23, 390442

State Route 20, Ione WA. Chief: Scott Doughty Administrative assistant: John Rumelhart

FIRE DIST. 4 509-447-2476 Fax: 509-447-5530 Covers from north city limits of Newport to the Cusick Flat, including Dalkena, Davis Lake and Usk, west of Pend Oreille River. 11 Dalkena Street, Newport, WA 99156 Fire chief: Chris Wyrobek Commissioners: chairman Randy Shukle, James Anderson, Bryant Kramer Secretary: DarLynn Petrie Commissioners meet on the first and third Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Station No. 41 at Dalkena. or for information: info@

FIRE DIST. 5 509-671-2286 Serves Blueslide, Ruby and Locke areas, with fire station south of Ruby. Chief: Jay Foster, 509-671-2286 Commissioners: chairman Gary Cowee, Winnie Sundseth, Allan Jones Secretary: Winnie Sundseth Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station, located at 406722 Hwy. 20, Cusick, WA 99119

FIRE DIST. 6 509-447-3736

Fax: Same Serves east side of Pend Oreille River in Pioneer Park-Furport-Skookum areas, with fire station at Furport. Chief: Jim Robinson Commissioners: Mike McLaughlin, Art Falk and Michelle Fisk Mailing address: 7572 LeClerc Rd South, Newport, WA 99156 Commissioners meet second Monday of month at 6 p.m. at the Furport fire station. Secretary: Vicki Miles E-mail:

FIRE DIST. 8 509-447-5325 Serves Spring Valley area; fire station at Spring Valley and Tweedie roads. Fire training meetings: first and second Mondays of each month 7 p.m. at fire station. Commissioners: Larry Johnson, Roger Castle, Jim Hiebert Commissioners meet on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire station. Chief: Larry Hiebert Secretary: Laura Smith-Johnson, P.O. Box 947, Newport, WA 99156 E-mail: Website:

SOUTH PEND OREILLE FIRE & RESCUE Serving south Pend Oreille County including Diamond Lake, Sacheen Lake, Deer Valley, Camden and Fertile Valley areas.

Partnering with Pend Oreille County STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY WHILE PRESERVING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE • The Kalispel Tribe is rich in heritage. Our traditions have taught us cultural pride, and working together continues the advancement of our people and our community. • We are working to create a bright future for all. The Kalispel Tribe is the largest employer in Pend Oreille County. We continue to generate hundreds of jobs, and our team members earn living wage salaries. We’re helping to invigorate the economy.

(509) 445-1147 • 2012 WHO’S IN CHARGE 7

2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Chief: Mike Nokes 509-447-5305 Commissioners: Gary Wilkey 509-4470744, Randy Miller 509-292-8065, Leonard Pielli 509-447-3793, Galen Hansen 509-2929458, Karen Johnston 509-939-7714. Commissioners meet the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Diamond Lake Station. Diamond Lake Station is staffed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Mail: 325272 Hwy. 2, Newport WA Web site:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PEND OREILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 509-447-5569 Located at 301 W. Spruce, Suite E, Newport, WA 99156 Facilitator and coordinators for countywide business and economic issues. Promote business retention and expansion. Board chairman: Lonnie Wyrobek Johnson Vice chairman: Terry Knapton Board of directors: Dan Peterson, Diane Wear, Bob Shanklin, Loyce Akers, Bob Spencer, Leslie Maki, Alex Stanton, Melannie Jones Director: Jamie Wyrobek


CLERK/AUDITOR/ RECORDER 208-265-1437 Rasor



208-265-1438 Fax: 208-265-1460 1500 Highway 2, Suite 308 Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 Cornel Rasor, Dist. 1 (2012) Mike Nielsen, Dist. 2 (2014) Lewis Rich, Dist. 3 (2012) Salary: $56,000 The three-member board of county commissioners is the main governing body of Bonner County. Two commissioners are elected each biennium – one for a two-year term, one for a four-year term. Business of the commissioners is conducted Monday-Friday at the commissioners’ office in the Bonner County Administration Building on Highway 2 in Sandpoint. General meetings to receive public input are held every Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. The commissioners set the annual budget for all county departments, but do not govern operation of the departments, which are directed by other elected officials. The commissioners, with assistance from staff and citizens committees, oversee opera-

“Building Partnerships between Businesses and Communities for a Stable and Diverse Economy.” 301 W. Spruce St., Ste. E • Newport, WA 99156 (509) 447-5569 • email: 8 WHO’S IN CHARGE 2012

tion of such services as airports, planning and zoning, road and bridge, solid waste, noxious weed control, waterway improvements and trail grooming. The commissioners also pass ordinances, fix county tax rates and act as a board of equalization in property valuation disputes.

Marie Scott (2014) Salary: $58,000 Auditing, Recording, Elections and Assistance: 1500 Highway 2, Third Floor, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Scott Court Operations: 215 S. First Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864, 208-265-1432 The office of county clerk/auditor/recorder issues marriage and liquor licenses, prepares budgets, files all court cases, handles payroll, pays the bills, remits funds to all taxing districts, records legal documents, certifies county elections, and keeps court records.

TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR 208-265-1433 Cheryl D. Piehl (2014) Salary: $58,000 1500 Highway 2, Suite 304, Sandpoint, ID 83864The office of county treasurer is responsible for receiving moneys belonging to the

county, accounting for their receipt and safely keeping and investing such funds. The treasurer is responsible for disbursing moneys from the county treasury as directed by the county auditor or the board of county commissioners. The Piehl county treasurer acts as tax collector and is responsible for the collection of taxes on real and personal property, taxes on harvested timber and the collection of special assessments. The treasurer is the ex-officio public administrator. In addition, the office issues certain occupational licenses, including those for pawnbrokers and auctioneers.

COUNTY ASSESSOR 208-265-1440

Jerry Clemons (2014) Salary: $58,000 The office of county assessor, located at 1500 Highway 2, Suite 336, Sandpoint, is primarily concerned with setting equitable values for Clemons tax purposes on both real and personal property, including mobile and manufactured homes, and processing property tax exemptions, the deadlines of which are as follows: agriculture, March 15; circuit breaker, April 15; homeowner, April 15; forest land, Dec. 31. Forms are available in the office or can be mailed on request. Information about exemptions and downloadable forms are available from Web site: The office is also an agent of the Idaho

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2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Transportation Department in titling vehicles and vehicle licensing.

SHERIFF 208-263-8417, ext. 3049 Daryl Wheeler (2013) Salary: $69,420 Bonner County Sheriff’s Office 4001 N. Boyer, Sandpoint The office of county sheriff has a number of powers and Wheeler duties including police powers; jail-keeping powers; powers as officers of the court and process server; drivers’ licensing and other powers vested to the office by the state.

PLANNING DEPT. 208-265-1458 Fax: 208-265-1463 Email: Planning director: Clare Marley, AICP Commission members: chairman Margaret Hall (resides in Priest Lake area), vice chairman Roger A. Darr (resides in Sagle), Steve Temple (resides in Sandpoint), David Williams (resides in Sandpoint), Greg Snow (resides in Oldtown), Doug Marks (resides in Sagle), Barbara Shaver (resides in Sandpoint) Public hearings change, but are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bonner County Administrative Building, located at 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint. Any communications addressed to the

planning commission may be forwarded to the Bonner County Planning Department at 1500 Highway 2, Suite 208, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1300. The seven-member commission reviews land use proposals in unincorporated Bonner County. The commission makes decisions to either approve or deny conditional use permit and variance applications, and makes recommendations to the Bonner County commissioners to either approve or deny proposed subdivision and zone change applications, and proposed ordinances relating to Bonner County Revised Code, Title 12. Web site:

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY 208-263-6714 Louis E. Marshall III Salary: $80,000 127 S. First Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864. The county prosecuting attorney, which is a full-time Marshall position, together with six deputy prosecutors, provides legal advice and representation to the public officials of the county, prosecutes felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and infraction cases, child protection matters, drug task force cases, fish and game matters, traffic cases and provides both victim and witness assistance.

PUBLIC DEFENDER 208-255-7889 Fax: 208-255-7559

Located at 406 S. Ella St., Sandpoint, ID 83864, off Highway 2 behind the Dairy Depot/Conoco Gas Station. (A right turn on Ella Street if you are traveling from Priest River.) Public defenders: Isabella Robertson, public defender Janet K. Whitney, chief deputy public defender Mary F Gigray-Shanahan, deputy public defender Susie D. Jensen, deputy public defender

COUNTY CORONER Kathryn Rose (2014) Salary: $40,000 127 S. First Ave., Sandpoint ID 83864 The office of county coroner investigates questionable causes of death to assure that the medical certification and Rose cause of death are properly completed.

FIRST DISTRICT COURT 208-265-1445 Bonner County is included in the first of seven district courts in the state. Elected every four years, a district court judge can hear all cases and proceedings including criminal cases, appeals from Verby the Magistrate’s Division, and contract-related cases. District Court Judge: Steven C. Verby John P. Luster of Kootenai County is the administrative judge.

MAGISTRATE COURT 208-265-1446 The Magistrate’s Division of the District Court was created to handle cases then handled by probate, justice and police courts, which were abolished by the state legislature in 1969. This reorganization created one system court of judicial administration in the state of Idaho. The Magistrate’s Division handles misdemeanor criminal cases, divorce, estate, child protection and adoption cases, as well as cases involving less that $10,000, small claims, traffic infractions, and preliminary hearings on felony cases. Magistrate Judges: Debra Heise and Barbara Buchanan

JUSTICE SERVICES 208-263-1602 Located at 4105 N. Boyer, Suite B, in Sandpoint. Mail: P.O. Box 2016, Sandpoint, ID 83864. The office is responsible for youths who are going through the court system. Justice services also provides adult misdemeanor services. Director: Debbie Stallcup Probation manager: Ron Stultz

PUBLIC WORKS 208-255-5681 1500 Highway 2, Suite 101, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. • Road and bridge director: Ryan Luttmann • Solid waste, waterways, parks and recreation, weeds director: Leslie Marshall


Monday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday A.M. Depart

Spokane: Bank of America


Arrive / Depart

Newport: Safeway

8:15AM /8:30AM

Arrive / Depart

Priest River: Mitchell’s/Senior Ctr. 8:40AM / 8:45AM

Arrive / Depart

Newport: Safeway

9:00AM / 9:05AM





Spokane: Bank of America


Arrive / Depart

Newport: Safeway

4:15PM /4:30PM

Arrive / Depart

Priest River: Mitchell’s/Senior Ctr. 4:40PM / 4:45PM

Arrive / Depart

Newport: Safeway

5:00PM / 5:05PM





We can pick up or drop off anywhere in the Spokane City limits including the airport. Meet the van at three convenient locations, Safeway in Newport, Mitchell’s or the Senior Center in Priest River.

NO SERVICE is provided on Tuesdays and the following days: New Years Day—MLK Jr. Day—Presidents Day—Memorial Day—Independence Day Veterans Day—Thanksgiving—Friday after Thanksgiving—Christmas—Day After Christmas Fares: $3.00 one way Newport--Spokane $.50 one way Priest River--Newport

Please call to schedule a ride 24 hours in advance during Office Hours: 6:00AM to 5:00PM

SPECIAL MOBILITY SERVICES 1-877-264-RIDE (7433) • 509-534-7171

This service meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This service is funded through a grant from Washington Department of Transportation. This service is open to the General Public.

Newport Consolidated School District Educate to participate in school and in life. Newport High School 447-2481 Sadie Halstead Middle School 447-2426 Stratton Elementary School 447-0656 Newport Parent Partner Program 447-3167 Superintendent’s Office 509-447-3167 2012 WHO’S IN CHARGE 9

2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864 The fair board meets the first Monday of each month at the fairgrounds office at 6 p.m. excluding January and September. Fair board: Tim Cary, Gail Curless, Larry Enright, Roberta Knudsen, Billie Cochran, Sharon Dalton, Marj Tilley. Junior Advisory Board meets Monday at 5 p.m. February, April, May, June, July, August and October Endurcross May 7 – 7 p.m. Rodeo Aug. 17, 18 – 7 p.m. Fair Open Horse Show Aug. 5 Fair Aug. 21-25 Demolition Derby June 25 and Aug. 25 A campground with 33 RV campsites, pavilion and restrooms with showers is available. Cost is $25 per night.



Fax: 208-263-6191 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864, fairgrounds Email: Office open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed official holidays. Extension educator: Susan Traver 4-H program coordinator: Nancy Wright 4-H and extension office administration assistant: Patti Speelmon Extension educator: Mike Bauer Home and commercial horticulture and small farms

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Manages natural and manmade disaster response. Also administers the BONFIRE wild land/urban interface fire program. Emergencies: 911 Administration: 208-255-3636 • Bonner County Emergency Management Office: 208-265-8867 Fax: 208-255-7077 Director: Bob Howard, e-mail bhoward@ BONFIRE program: e-mail www.plrcd. org/NOFIRE/ • 911 Communication Center 4001 N. Boyer Ave., Building #3, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Emergency Number: 911 Non Emergency: 208-265-5525 Fax: 208-265-5490 Director: Marcus Robbins, 208-255-3636 ext. 3307, e-mail Operations Manager: Jaime Martinez, 208-255-3636, ext: 3302, e-mail jmartinez@ • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 521 N. Third Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864 Office: 208-255-2194 Fax: 208-263-0349 Chief: Rob Wakeley, e-mail rwakeley@ Administrative financial assistant: Sarah Nixon,

FAIRGROUNDS 208-263-8414 Fax: 208-265-2214 E-mail: Web site:

WEST BONNER GROOMER ASSC. & COMMITTEE Appointed by the county commissioners, the west county snowmobile committee oversees state funding and operation of Idaho Parks and Recreation groomers in the Priest Lake area. The association also provides and coordinates hundreds of hours of volunteer work and other work and funding sources for the snowmobile trail system. Committee members: president Russ Brown, treasurer Marsha Courta, secretary Carol Bailey, Bob Ekler, Roger Conant, Mike Courteah, Craig Hill, Jim Peirone, Jim McReynolds, Mike Budig, Rick Ruffle, Peggy Smith and Bill Papesh. Advisory committee: Gill Tumey, Mick Shanilec, Mike Sudnikovich, Eric Anderson, Ryan Lutmann, Mike Thom, Marc Hildesheim, Larry Wendlandt, Mike Nielsen, Adam Brown and Lonnie Johnson

CITIES CITY OF PRIEST RIVER 208-448-2123 City Hall, 552 High Street, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Mail: P.O. Box 415, Priest River, ID 83856. Water and sewer are payable on the 15th of each Martin month. Dog licenses are due by Jan. 31 of each year.



For Meeting and Information Please Contact (509) 447-2563


Mayor: Jim Martin (2013) Council: Peggy George (2013), Doug Wagner (2015), Jeff Connolly (2013), Rob Perkins (2015). Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. City clerk: Laurel Knoles Deputy city clerk/treasurer: Deputy City Clerk Arletta Hogan Deputy city clerk: Lynda Ayers Animal control: Tami Bell, 208-448-1693 Public works supervisor: Chris Carr Building official: William Cleveland Fire chief: Les Kokanos Police chief: Ray Roberts City attorney: Phil Robinson The city also has a Historic Preservation Commission and a Parks Commission.

CITY OF OLDTOWN 208-437-3833 City hall, 215 N. Washington Ave., located one block east of Highway 41, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also serves as the office of the West Bonner Water and Orr Sewer District. Mayor: Lonnie L. Orr (2012) Council: Anna Burns (2014), Gene Scott (2012), Susan Jones (2012), and Bobby Jones (2014) Council meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. City clerk: Sheila Gormley Public works: Karel Mrazek


208-448-2207 Email: 118 Main St., Priest River ID 83856 Hours are Monday 10 a.m. Crill to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Director: Katie Crill Library board: Julie Fhuere, Nancy Romero, Jean Elsaesser, Alice Booth, Carl Wright

Board meets second Tuesday of each month. Friends of the West Bonner Library District President: Nancy Benson Blanchard Library Located at 412 Railroad Ave., Blanchard Mail: P.O. Box 27, Blanchard ID 83804 Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PRIEST LAKE LIBRARY 208-443-2454 Located on Highway 57 north of Luby Bay turnoff. Mail: 28769 Hwy. 57 Priest Lake, ID 83856 Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library director: Beverly Richmond Board of trustees: chairwoman Roseymary Yocum, vice chairwoman Tracy Olmo, historian Marcella Cooper, treasurer Barbie Johnson, secretary Beverly Richmond, ArleySue Hagman, Michelle Barnes. Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the library.


Fax: 208-448-4629 Administration office is located at 134 S. Main St., Priest River, ID 83856 Superintendent: Michael McGuire Business manager/clerk of McGuire the board: Debra Buttrey Trustees: Zone 1 Tony Lamanna (2015), Zone 2 Peggy Smith (2013), Zone 3 Eric Eldenburg (2015), Zone 4 Wade Coldiron (2013), Zone 5 Phillip Hixson (2015) The board of trustees meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at various locations in the district. • School Bus Transportation director: Joe Kaveshan Bus shop/dispatcher: 208-448-2451 School closure info: 208-448-1874


PEND OREILLE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT District Business Office 509-447-2158 Newport Public Library 509-447-2111/800-366-3654 Ione Public Library 509-442-3030

Calispel Valley Library 509-445-1215 Metalines Library 509-446-3282

Visit us at any POCLD branch or online at:

2012 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES • Priest River Lamanna Senior High School 208-448-1211 Fax: 208-448-1212 596 Highway 57, Priest River, ID 83856. Grades nine through 12. Principal: Shelley Brooks • Priest River Junior High School 208-448-1118 Fax: 208-448-1119 5709 Highway 2, ID 83856. Grades seven and eight. Principal: Gary Go • Priest River Elementary School 208-448-1181 Fax: 208-448-1328 231 Harriet, Priest River, ID 83856. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Principal: Sue Lee • Idaho Hill Elementary School 208-437-4227 Fax: 208-437-2290 402 E. Third St., Oldtown, ID 83822. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Principal: Susie Luckey • Priest Lake Elementary School 208-443-2555 Fax: 208-443-3845 27732 Highway 57, Priest Lake, ID 83856. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Principal: Michael McGuire • PREP Alternative High School 208-448-1405; Fax: 208-448-0630 5709 Highway 2, Priest River, ID 83856 Principal: Gary Go

DISTRICTS WEST BONNER CEMETERY MAINTENANCE DIST. 208-448-2525 681 Cemetery Road, Priest River, ID 83856 Operates Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River Commissioners: Bill Westover, Tom Holman, Larry Rosenberger Attorney: Fonda Jovick Superintendent: Chris Matthew Secretary: Linda Beckedahl

COOLIN SEWER DIST. 208-443-2034 or 208-290-3318 Mail: P.O. Box 86, Coolin, ID 83821 Provides sewer services in a portion of the Coolin and Cavanaugh Bay areas. Board meets first Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the district office on Eastside Road. Board: chairman Chris Warren, vice chairman Stuart Wagner, Gordon Cook, Gene Nett, Tom Nicholson Secretary: Mary Meek Maintenance: Chris Morris 208-443-2034

KALISPELL BAY SEWER DIST. 208-443-2338 P.O. Box 517, Nordman, ID 83848 Runs from Indian Rock up to Hill’s Resort, plus a portion of the Luby Bay Road, at Priest Lake. Board meets at Kalispell Bay Sewer District Office at 7:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise posted per Idaho Open Meeting Law. Board: chairman Russ Coykendall, Linda Anderson, Jim Anderson, Gary Rudie, Gil Tumey Secretary: Debra Nolen Maintenance: Tom Holman

GRANITE-REEDER WATER & SEWER DIST. 208-443-2173 Address: P.O. Box 456, Nordman, ID 83848 Board meets first Wednesday of the month, usually at 3 p.m. at the sewer district office in the Copper Bay Construction building. Board members: chairman Vince Aguirre, Don Pratt, Ken Hagman, Dave Current, Jim Peirone. Office Clerk: Lori McReynolds 208-443-2173

OUTLET BAY SEWER DIST. 208-443-3831 149 Outlet Bay Road, Priest Lake, ID 83856 Provides sewer services in portions of the Outlet Bay and Lamb Creek areas. Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9-11 a.m. Board meets the third Thursday, but call for exact date and time. Board members: chairman Richard Hamm, Lana Feldman, James Phelps, Jim Hoagland, Greg Bradbury. Field manager: Fritz Broschet Office manager: Kari Davis

LACLEDE WATER DIST. 208-255-4068 P.O. Box 0222, Laclede ID 83841. Operates water system in Laclede area. Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Laclede Community Hall. Board: Chairman Randall Mclain, Louis Knapik, Jerry Doyle, Art Dufault

LAW OFFICE OF DENISE STEWART • Wills • Trusts • Powers of Attorney

• Probate • Business • Medicaid Analysis

Secretary: Jessica Mortensen Bookkeeper: Katy Hefley Operations: Doug Carothers

WEST BONNER WATER & SEWER DIST. 208-437-3833 Provides water and sewer services in the Oldtown and Idaho Hill areas. Office at Oldtown City Hall, 215 N. Washington Ave., Oldtown, ID 83822. Board meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. Board: chairman Lonnie Orr, vice chairman Bob Sedlacek, Carl Kloepfer, Jan Edgar, Randy Edgar.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRIEST RIVER DEVELOPMENT CORP. 208-448-1312 Fax: 208-448-2905 E-mail: Web site: Mail: P.O. Box 400, Priest River, ID 83856. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The PRDC is a non-profit corporation that seeks to stimulate economic growth in Priest River and the surrounding area. The PRDC operates the Priest River Industrial Park. President: Doug Cash


WEST PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT Fire emergencies: 911 208-448-2035 208-448-2865 208-290-6732 Fax: 208-448-2600 Serves rural areas surrounding Priest River and within city limits. Fire chief: Les Kokanos Commissioners: Larry Larsen, Terry Watts, Doug Blair Commissioners meet first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall on Hwy. 57 in Priest River.

Fire emergencies: 911 COOLIN-CAVANAUGH 208-443-3118

BAY FIRE DIST. 171 Cavanaugh Bay Road, Coolin, ID Serves east side of Priest Lake with fire station at Coolin. Commissioners: Glenn Bowers, Paul Storro, Don Cordes The commissioners meet quarterly, usually the second month of the quarter. Volunteers train twice a month. Mail: P.O. Box 6, Coolin, ID 83821 Business number: 208-443-3118 Manager: Pat Wagner Fire Chief: Peggy Smith SPIRIT LAKE FIRE DIST. Fire emergencies: 911 208-623-5800 Fax: 208-623-2305 E-mail: Serves Blanchard/Spirit Lake area Fire chief: John DeBernardi Commissioners: Mark Miller, District 2, Chairman, Chuck Hodge, District 3, Tom Russell, District 1 Commissioners meet first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4 p.m. at Spirit Lake Fire Protection District Station No. 1, 32168 N. 6th Ave., Spirit Lake, ID. Mail: P.O. Box 116, Spirit Lake ID 83869

WEST BONNER FIRE DIST. Fire emergencies: 911 Idaho Hill served by Newport Fire Department Commissioners: Lavona Bauerrichter, Randy Edgar, Karleen Lee. Holds annual budget hearing at Oldtown City Hall West Priest Lake Fire Dist. Fire emergencies: 911

WEST PRIEST LAKE FIRE DISTRICT Fire emergencies: 911 208-443-2551 West side of Priest Lake, from Kokanee Trailer Park to Distillery Bay, with fire stations at Kalispell Bay and Nordman. 4777 West Lakeshore Road, Priest Lake, ID, 83856 Fire chief: Vacant Commissioners: Craig Hill, Ray Feldman, Bill Bushman Commissioners meet as needed.

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Legislative Dist. 1 Sen. Shawn Keough (R) P.O. Box 101 Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-263-1839 E-mail:


CO N TAC T Legislative Dist. 2 Sen. Joyce Broadsword (R) P.O. Box 76 Cocolalla, ID 83813 208-263-7735 E-mail:

Rep. Eric Anderson (R) 33 Match Bay Road Priest Lake, ID 83856 208-443-1201 E-mail:

Rep. Shannon McMillan (R) PO Box 26 Silverton ID 83867 208-752-1800

Rep. George Eskridge (R) P.O. Box 112 Dover, ID 83825 208-265-0123 e-mail:

Rep. R. J. “Dick” Harwood (R) 81527 Hwy. 3 South St. Maries, ID 83861 208-582-0171 E-mail:

Legislature Toll Free during session January through March: 800/626-0471

Fire emergencies, 911 208-443-2979 Serves most of the 10 miles along Priest Lake East Shore Road from Bear Creek to Sandpiper Shores.











Legislative District 7 Sen. Bob Morton (R) 115D Irv Newhouse Building P.O. Box 40407 Olympia WA 98504-0407 360-786-7612 E-mail: Home: 3278 Pierre Lake Rd Kettle Falls, WA 99141 509-684-5132 Rep. Joel Kretz (R) 335A Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7988 E-mail: Home Office: 20 N. Main St. Omak, WA 98841 509-826-7203

Rep. Shelly Short (R) 436 John L. O’Brien Bldg P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7908 E-mail: Home office: 147 North Clark Ave. Suite 5 Republic WA 99166 509-775-8047 Washington Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-6000 (in session, weekdays 8 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.) Legislative homepage: http://www.leg. Status of bills: www/bills.htm

14374 East Shore Road, Coolin, ID 83821 Fire chief: Dean Fiedler Commissioners: chairman Dean Fiedler, Michael Fancher, secretary/treasurer Galen Miller. Meets quarterly on the second Thursday in January, April, July and October at 2 p.m. at the fire station with budget hearing in August.






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Serving Pend Oreille County Since 1936

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Community Health Activities:

Communicable Disease Investigation Family Planning Services First Steps (Maternity Support) Flouride Varnish Health Education Healthy Childcare, Washington HIV/AIDS Education, Testing & Counseling

• Immunizations • Services to Children with Special Health Care Needs • Sexually Transmitted Infection Control • Tuberculosis (TB) Control • WIC Supplemental Food Program

NORTHEAST TRI COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT Newport Community & Environmental Health Office 605 Hwy 20 • Newport 509-447-3131 • Toll Free (800) 873-6162 Business Office • Colville, WA (800) 827-3218 12 WHO’S IN CHARGE 2012


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Who's In Charge  

A government directory for Pend Oreille County, Wash., and West Bonner County, Idaho.

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