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Metaline and Metaline Falls Fact Sheet

Accommodations

  • Hotel/Motel/B&B: Washington Hotel, Circle Motel, Pend Oreille Appartments, Box Canyon Resort, Mt Linton Motel
  • RV/Campsites: Mt Linton RV & Trailer Park, Riverview Mobile Home Park, Sullivan Lake Camground
  • Meeting Centers: Metaline Falls Town Hall, Cutter Theatre, Metaline Town Hall
  • Restaurants: Cathy’s Café, Heidi’s Restaurant & Lounge, The Western Star, Granny’s Kitchen, Washington Hotel & Deli
  • Parks and Recreations Facilities: Gardner Caves, Boundary Dam, Box Canyon Dam, Metaline Waterfront Park, Sullivan Lake
  • Churches: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Congregational United Church of Christ

Athletic Facilities

  • Golf Courses: Metaline Falls Golf Course
  • Tennis Courts: Selkirk High School
  • Playing Fields: Selkirk High School, Town fields, Sullivan Lake
  • Maintained Trails: Numerous Forest Service trails within minutes
  • Wildlife Viewing: Mountain Goat viewing on Boundary Road

City Officials (Metaline):

  • Mayor: Trent Hanson
  • Town council members: Ruth Reiber, Tori Reeves, Jake Hanson, Don Egbers, Pete Daggett
  • City Clerk: E. Diane Brown
  • Fire Chief: Orin Degroat
  • Address: PO Box 85, 101 Housing Drive, Metaline, WA 99152
  • Phone: (509) 555-4641
  • Fax: (509) 555-2603
  • Council Meets second Wednesday of each month at 7PM

City Officials (Metaline Falls):

  • Mayor: Tara Leininger
  • City Council Members: John Kinney, Van Whysong, Sue Huntley, Dand Johnson, Rodger Aydelott
  • City Clerk: Debra Mathews
  • Fire Chief: Paul Miller
  • Address: PO Box 277, Metaline Falls, WA 99153
  • Phone: (509) 555-2211
  • Fax: (509) 555-3021
  • Email: metfalls@potc.net
  • Council Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7PM

Area Profile

  • Weather: The average temperature range is between 32º F and 90º F. The average precipitation is 30".
  • The growing season averages 50 days per year.
  • Population: Metaline 362, Metaline Falls 523

Communications

  • Pend Oreille Telephone Company offers telephone service in the Metalines. Contact number: (509) 555-0082.
  • DSL lines and Internet service is available.
  • Cell service is not available in the Metalines. Verizon provides coverage in Ione and south Pend Oreille County.

Cultural Facilities

  • Library Branch: Metalines Community Library (509) 555-3232
  • Historical Sites: Cutter Theatre, Washington Hotel, Lewis P. Larson House, Old Miner’s Hotel, Cement plant
  • Performing Arts: Selkirk High School Auditorium, Cutter Theatre

Employers

  • Major Employers: Selkirk School District (75), Seattle City Light (64), ) Cominco (55)
  • Other Employers: Packard Timber, US Forest Service, Sullivan Lake District – US Customs & Immigration

Health Care

  • Community Hospital is a full-service, 24-bed medical facility.
  • Services available include: 911 emergency, 24-hour coverage, North Pend Oreille Ambulance, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support Paramedic. The nearest hospitals are in Colville,( 50 miles) and Newport, (60 miles).

Recreation

  • Parks: Met Park, Crawford Park, Gardner Caves, Boundary Dam, Box Canyon Dam, Sullivan Lake, Surrounded by USFS.
  • Rivers & Lakes: Pend Oreille River, Sullivan Lake – plus many more lakes!
  • Metaline Falls Rod & Gun Club, 72 Pend Oreille Mine Rd, PO Box 263, Metaline Falls, WA 99153

Services

  • Fire Department: Three staff members and 15 volunteer firefighters
  • Sheriff’s Department: One undersheriff, 3 deputies

Schools

  • Selkirk School District www.selkirk.k12.wa.us

Local Taxes (Metaline):

  • Retail Sales: Combined State and local retail sales tax is 7.5%
    Real Property/School Levy/Bond
  • $10.89 per $1,000 assessed valuation

Local Taxes (Metaline Falls):

  • Retail Sales: Combined State and local retail sales tax is 7.5%
  • Real Property/School Levy/Bond $11.79 per $1,000 assessed valuation

Transportation

  • Air: Spokane International Airport (115 miles) has major passenger and freight carriers. Private Aircraft Carriers are Sullivan Lake Airfield (4 miles) and Ione Airport (14 miles).
  • Rail: There is freight rail service by the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad from Newport to Metaline Falls. The line is mostly used for tourist rides between the towns of Ione and Metaline Falls.
  • Trucking: Several trucking firms serve Metaline Falls: Roadway Express, Spokane Transfer, Federal Express and united Parcel Service.

Utility Service

  • Water: Service for Metaline Falls is provided by Pend Oreille Public Utility District. Residential rates are $50 based on 10,000 gallons usage. (Metaline has its own water system).
  • Sanitary Sewer: Total capacity is 120,000 gallons per day. Type of treatment is through a lagoon. The residential and commercial rate is $16/mo. (Metaline has it’s own sewer system).
  • Electricity: Service provided by Pend Oreille Public Utility District. Base charge is $15. Energy rate is $0.025 per kWh.

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