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Valley Record SNOQUALMIE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014 n DAILY UPDATES AT WWW.VALLEYRECORD.COM n 75 CENTS

Snoqualmie district seeks quarter of revenues in ops measure

Skills get tested for Wildcats’ best against tough Bellevue Page 9

BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter

12th Man in the Valley

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Courtesy photo

Master of the guitar coming to Valley for concert Page 6

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The fifth grade class at Cascade View Elementary in Snoqualmie shows its 12th Man spirit, wearing green and blue on Friday, Jan. 17, above. Seahawks football fans have been fired up around the Valley, with many students, teachers, and employees at local businesses wearing team colors before the big game. The North Bend Theatre aired games on the big screen for both the Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 home games, with fans getting loud after big plays. See more local fan photos at www.valleyrecord.com.

Opinion 4 7 Calendar Classifieds 11-14 14 Obituary 15 Obituary On the Scanner 15

Vol. 100, No. 35

SEE LEVY, 15

Build it, they will come

Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

North Bend Councilman Jonathan Rosen, Senior Planner Mike McCarty, Valley Little League scheduler Troy Garwood, Public Works Director Frank Page, and SVLL President Roy Baunsgard meet at the Torguson Park baseball fields. The city is partnering with the league for a major upgrade to the park.

Ballots should arrive in the Snoqualmie Valley this week for an important school vote, but probably not the one most citizens are thinking about. At issue in the Feb. 11 election are the renewals of two existing levies worth $18 million, not the much-discussed $216 million facilities bond that the Snoqualmie Valley School Board is considering for a future ballot. “These are replacement levies… we don’t see them as add-on, or new tax measures,” said Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Joel Aune.

League, city have big vision for Torguson Park BY SETH TRUSCOTT Editor

Traveling Washington with his son’s team, Snoqualmie Valley Little League President Roy Baunsgard watched boys play baseball among the rolling hills of the Yakima Valley and the wide horizons of Moses Lake. No place compared to home. SEE TORGUSON PARK, 10

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Snoqualmie Valley Record, January 22, 2014