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Relief for Oso

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Valley comes together to help massive mudslide’s victims BY SETH TRUSCOTT AND CAROL LADWIG

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Tourism season begins for Northwest RR Musuem Page 18

SPORTS

Cascade of light and dark Mount Si girls golfers tests their skills in early jamborees Page 12

INDEX Opinion 4 On the Scanner 13 13 Legal Notices 18 Movie Times 8 Calendar Classifieds 14-27

Vol. 100, No. 45

Last December, a long deep freeze made for a different kind of view of Snoqualmie Falls for photographer Brian Scott, caretaker at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater. “The mist from the falls had frozen to the cliff face, changing the browns and greens to a contrast of light and dark,” Scott told the Record. “This alone gave me a lot to work with. But what really sets this photo off is the reflection of the late afternoon sunset on the windows of the lodge and on Mount Si.” Scott won first place in the Valley Record’s Scenic Photo Contest. See more contest shots on pages 9-11.

Child fundraisers and adult volunteers in the Valley are trying to help victims of the Oso mudslide in Snohomish County. At least 27 have died and 22 people are still believed missing following the slide, which happened at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. A hillside above a neighborhood about four miles east of the town gave way, burying 50 properties over a square mile in earth and debris. As rescuers dug for survivors in Oso, the effort drew national attention and local compassion.

Carnation donation On Friday, March 28, Carnation Market started its effort, called Arms Around Oso, to help with the situation in Snohomish county. SEE OSO RELIEF, 2

Big Apple trip for Mt. Si jazz Fundraising begins for prestigious Essentially Ellington New York trip BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter

Essentially Ellington, the high school jazz festival hosted annually by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is “an amazing program, educationally,” says Matt Wenman, band director at Mount Si High School. He could be talking about the three-day workshop that draws thousands of bands from across the country, or maybe the culminating competition among the most elite bands in the country. Then again, he’s equally likely to be talking about the months of extra effort that his

20-member Jazz I band put into their training this year, just to audition for the competition. “We started working on the music, right at the beginning of the year,” Wenman said. Well, right after the students decided that they truly wanted to try. “I essentially gave the students a kind of proposal,” Wenman said. “If you really want to do this, we’re going to really throw ourselves into it… so that without a doubt our audition is the best we could possibly have done.” Wenman asked the group to think about the commitment, including the extra rehearsals, the early mornings, the late nights, and the things they might miss while practicing. SEE JAZZ TRIP, 5

Photo by Calder Productions

Saxophonist Hayden Kajercline, center, solos in Mount Si High School’s Jazz Band 1 performance during the district’s Jazz Fest concert in February. Jazz Band 1 goes to the prestigious Essentially Ellington festival this spring.

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Snoqualmie Valley Record, April 02, 2014