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DL office to close briefly

PRIEST RIVER ? The Priest River Driver?s License Office will be closed Monday, September 4th through Friday, September 8th and re-open for business on Monday, September 11th. The Sandpoint Driver?s License will be open September 5th through September 11th and can be reached at (208) 265- 1431. The Priest River Motor Vehicles Office will also be open during this time and can be reached at (208) 448- 0746.

Wooden boat poker run

COOLIN ? Priest Lake?s Wooden Boat Poker Run starts at Blue Diamond this year! Stop by and view these gorgeous crafts between 10 a.m. and Noon on Saturday, September 2, before they take off. Blue Diamond Marina & Resort is located at 958 Blue Diamond Rd. in Coolin. For more information, call 208- 443-2240.

School fair on Aug. 31

PRIEST RIVER ? The Priest River Community Back to School Fair takes place Thursday, Aug. 31 from 1-4 p.m. at Priest River Junior High School. Physicals, immunizations, haircuts, clothes, school supplies, and more will be available. PRJHS orientation will take place immediately afterward from 4-5 p.m., followed by Priest River Elementary?s open house from 5-6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, in Oldtown, Idaho Hill Elementary will hold a meet and greet on Aug. 31 from 5-6 p.m. Visit your classroom and meet your teacher, meet and greet Idaho Hill staff, get more classroom information and answers to your school related questions.

Advocacy training set

NEWPORT ? The Family Crisis Network has planned a free certification course for victim advocates Sept. 28-Oct. 7. Topics will include active listening, boundaries, complex traumas, and more. The free, 32-hour long training course will include free food and beverages and will take place at the Family Crisis Network conference room located at 730 W. 1st St. in Newport. Sessions will last from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 28-29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30, 5-9 p.m. Oct 5-6, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Register before Sept. 15 to attend. For more information, call 509- 447-2274. By JUDD WILSON Staff writer PRIEST RIVER ? The school year is starting up again, and the West Bonner County School District?s newest teachers come from sources near and far. For example, Priest River Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Lisa Hoisington is a Cusick, Wash. native, but her PRE colleague 5th grade teacher Judy Lopez comes from Long Beach, Calif. Heather Johnson has spent the past five years teaching in Alaska, and will now serve as PRE?s 6th grade language teacher. Priest River Lamanna High School U.S. history teacher Ryan Humphrey has

AUGUST 30, 2017

Welcome aboard

(Photo by JUDD WILSON) West Bonner County School District welcomed its newest educators at new teachers orientation Aug. 28. This year?s class of new educators is headed by Priest River Elementary School Principal Connie Kimble.

Diverse group of new teachers enter WBCSD

nine years of teaching experience in Indiana. PRLHS art teacher Rebecca Chaney hails from Texas and has taught elementary art in the past. PRLHS math teacher Christina Leonard is an Idaho native and Boise State University grad who has taught science for more than two decades. New PRLHS football head coach Brad Martin has worked in the district before, and in addition to bringing his years of football experience to bear, will also oversee Priest River Junior High School?s resource room. PRLHS metals teacher Daryl Hall comes to Bonner County from southern Utah and said that he loves the new area. Jennifer Riddle will serve as PR Elementary 1st grade teacher, and brings a background spent teaching English as a second language in Los Angeles to Priest River. Mary Sullins will work as 8th grade language arts and pre-algebra teacher at PRJHS after having taught in Potlatch for the last five years. Beth Pettit will oversee PRE?s kindergarten class. Last but not least, PRE?s new principal Connie Kimble said she has continued to move west in her education career, which began in Clark Fork, brought her to Sandpoint, sent her overseas to Africa and Asia, and now has her returning to western Bonner County. WWW.PRIESTRIVERTIMES.COM

Foster to stand trial for shootings

By KEITH KINNAIRD Editor SANDPOINT ? A Blanchard man accused of ambushing two Bonner County sheriff?s deputies in a hail of gunfire was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Adam Deacon Foster is scheduled to be arraigned in 1st District Court on Sept. 5. He remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bail. Deputies Michael Gagnon, Justin Penn and William Craffey sought to arrest Foster on an outstanding warrant outside his home on Mountain View Foster Road on Jan. 16 after he allegedly make remarks about intending to harm his mother and a neighbor. Deputies crossed paths with a vehicle in which he was a passenger and followed the vehicle to his home. Deputies ordered to Foster to show his hands and get on the ground, but Foster disregarded the commands and said he needed to speak with his mother before surrendering. Foster, 31, bolted around the side of his house and deputies Gagnon and Penn gave chase. Dash camera footage from

Firefighter injured on duty needs local support

By JUDD WILSON Staff writer PRIEST RIVER ? The West Pend Oreille Fire District has set up a benefit account for a firefighter injured in the line of duty July 11, and invited members of the public to chip in to make a difference. WPOFD Lt. Cathy Coyle said, ?On July 11, WPOFD responded to a structure fire along Highway 41 in Oldtown. While fighting that fire, one of our firefighters was severely injured and another received minor injuries. Both firefighters were transported to Newport Hospital for evaluation. Terry Emord ended up with a severely broken ankle that required surgery and will require extensive physical therapy. He is recovering well from his injury, but has been unable to work since the incident, and it will be at least another several months before he is able to walk freely again and return to work.? WPOFD has set up the Terry Emord Benefit Account at Columbia Bank. ?Donations can be made at any Columbia Bank branch. Any help you all can give us will be much appreciated.? said Coyle. See EMORD, A3 (Courtesy photo) West Pend Oreille Fire Department firefighter Terry Emord was in good spirits after suffering an injury July 11. Gagnon?s patrol vehicle showed Foster disappearing around the front corner of the home. Deputies Gagnon and Penn began to follow but abruptly fell to the ground when they were struck by incoming gunfire. The video did not show Foster opening fire because of his concealed position. ?The next thing I remember was being on the ground on my stomach, wondering what was

Andrus is mourned

By JUDD WILSON Staff writer Andrus See FOSTER, A3 BOISE ? Idahoans statewide mourned the passing of former Gov. Cecil Andrus Aug. 25. Andrus passed away one day prior to his 86th birthday due to complications from lung cancer. Republican Sen. Mike Crapo paid tribute to the four-term Democratic governor in a press release, saying, ?Governor Andrus was a dynamic and effective leader who knew how to wield authority and get things done for Idaho, and for the nation. His leadership and sense of purpose as a public servant were demonstrated repeatedly See ANDRUS, A3

Scott urges involvement

BOISE ? ?Administrative rules effect every area of our lives,? said State Rep. Heather Scott Aug. 10, and citizen engagement is the best form of holding the state government accountable as it implements these rules. The Idaho Department of Administration publishes a monthly list of proposed administrative rules online. The Blanchard-based state See SCOTT, A3

PL Library offers STEM

PRIEST LAKE ? The Priest Lake Public Library is excited to offer Science/Technology/ Engineering/ Mathematics (STEM) based youth programs. With $500 funds from Idaho STEM Action Center, the library is holding six programs ranging from simple circuit design (lightup projects) to basic robotic kits. The youth will be encouraged to take home all the items made in the STEM programs for continuing opportunities to experiment and learn. Idaho is facing a crisis: Idaho citizens are not entering the See STEM, A3


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