Couple seeks damages for destroyed home

Print Article

(FILE PHOTO/SELKIRK FIRE RESCUE & EMS) A Washington state couple conteds the failure of Talache Beach Road destroyed their home overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.

SAGLE — A Washington state couple is seeking damages against Bonner County after their home was knocked off its foundation and turned on its side during a landslide near Lake Pend Oreille’s Talache Landing on March 18.

Lee and Myloa Stewart of Spokane Valley are seeking $367,265 in damages, a sum which reflects the Talache Beach Road home’s assessed valuation by the Bonner County Assessor’s Office. The couple said there was no estimate yet on the cost of the home’s removal and replacement.

The modest home was upended when a portion of Talache Beach Road failed above the home amid soaking rains. The summer residence was not occupied when the road above it gave way.

The tort claim, which serves as a notice of intent to sue unless damages are awarded, was filed in 1st District Court on Monday.

If the claim is rejected, the Stewarts would be permitted to recover damages through a civil action in 1st District Court.

Bonner County officials, by policy, do not comment on pending tort claims.

It was not immediately clear on Thursday if Talache Beach Road is a privately maintained public roadway or a public route that maintained by the county.

Keith Kinnaird can be reached by email at kkinnaird@bonnercountydailybee.com and follow him on Twitter @KeithDailyBee.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Exploitation suspect pleads not guilty

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A Post Falls man accused of sexually abusing a vulnerable adult in Bonner County pleaded not guilty on Monday. Rex Daniel Clark’s plea sets the stage for a two-day jury trial in 1st Dist...

Comments

Read More

Deadline date nears for ‘Tots’ applications

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The Sandpoint Lions Dens is a cheerful place this time of year. All of the shelves are packed full of toys fresh from Santa’s workshop, cheerful chatter fills the air and members are ha...

Comments

Read More

‘Heroes in training’ get inspirational lessons

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A hero is someone who has "strength for two," and a hero worth following "takes ownership for everything and everyone around them." "A hero worth following takes...

Comments

Read More

Assembled carousel to be unveiled

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — When the Carousel of Smiles was unveiled to the Sandpoint community last year, it had just been released from a 64-year slumber. Next week, the vintage machine will again be unveiled, thi...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2017 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X