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Did North Bend man get hit by lightning through a church window? By Carol Ladwig

‘Cat volleyball gets back to basics, guts out Liberty win Page 8 Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Sweet and spooky BUSINESS

Concentrating on her color, Payton Graves draws a detailed design on a sugar skull, as part of the Snoqualmie Library’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event on October 2. Read more on page 2.

Espresso warms up the fall at Swirl shop in North Bend Page 6

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Letters 4 On The Scanner 4 5 Obituaries 6 Movie Times 7 Health Classifieds 11-14

Vol. 100, No. 20

Who will police Tolt? With Duvall out by 2014, Carnation ponders how to uphold the law By Valley Record Staff

The clock is ticking loudly in Carnation, which is less than three months away from losing police services. City officials and citizens recently learned that Carnation’s service, under a contract with the city of Duvall, ends Dec. 31 and their negotiations with the city on a new contract have been aborted. “Friday morning, I got a call from (Duvall) Mayor Ibershof saying that they did not want to continue with negotiations and they would not provide service next year,” Carnation City Manager Ken Carter told the council

at its Oct. 1 meeting. The subdued council made few comments on the action, other than to authorize Carter to re-open negotiations with the King County Sheriff ’s Ken Carter Office for services, Carnation City and councilwoman Manager Lee Grumman asked Mayor Jim Berger, representing the Public Health and Safety Committee, to ask the department about community oriented policing programs, and taking a proactive approach to community issues. See CARNATION LAW, 5

More cops join dual Valley force By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter

Four new officers have joined the Snoqualmie Police Department recently, with three more to come as the department staffs up to add North Bend to its service area. Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley shared his department’s efforts to create a smooth transition when Snoqualmie police officially take on North Bend at midnight March 8, 2014.

Time didn’t work quite right. He didn’t hear a thing, but the people with him said the noise was deafening. He stayed on his feet, not even a hole in his shirt, and afterward, he remembered them staring at him, shocked, but he didn’t really feel much. That, to the best of Travis Br idg man’s memory, is what a lightning strike feels like. Bridgman, 33, of North Bend, has Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo defied a lot of conven- Pointing out the spot on his tional wis- chest where he experienced a dom with his jolt, Travis Bridgman of North experience, Bend survived a nearby lightSunday, Sept. ning strike. 15. First, he says, “You would really think that the inside of a building is safe.” Usually, it is, and lightning safety education materials often advise “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Bridgman was inside the Shilow Life Fellowship building, though, with about eight other people, when he was struck. “A little bolt, about as big as a pin, just came through the window and pinged me in the chest,” he said. It happened at about 4:30 p.m., after the last service of the day. Bridgman said he was helping to close up the building and had gone to close the last open window.

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