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All about art A pair of events for Valley artists. Page 2

The trail beckons Night on a dark trail still going this week. Page 3

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Women in business Special section starts Page 7

Blue Fedoras ‘Taking Manhattan’ to North Bend By Sherry Grindeland Mix a jigger of jazz, oomph of opera and a touch of theater and you’ve got a Manhattan. This cocktail of musical entertainment – called “Taking Manhattan” – will only be available at the Valley Center Stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 when Kim Maguire and The Blue Fedoras bring their show to North Bend. The wacky combination of love, drama and jazz, said Snoqualmie Valley resident Brian Gmerek, started as a musical interlude some months ago. Gmerek was performing in Ballard. “This guest vocalist came up to sing a song,” he said. “It was Kim Maguire and she blew me away.” His jazz world literally collided with Maguire’s musical theater expertise. Instead of disharmony, the two entertainers began working together. “We decided to do more together musically than having Contributed

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Kim Maguire, standing, second from left, and the Blue Fedoras will perform the musical ‘taking Manhattan.’

Snoqualmie mayor, Matt Larson, seeks 3rd term By Sam Kenyon

Shining bright Sparkle cheer program starts. Page 12

Shelter information Winter shelter seeks volunteers Page 13

Matt Larson, two-term mayor of Snoqualmie, is seeking reelection this November. Larson has lived in Snoqualmie for 17 years, been married for 28 years, and has four children. He first became involved in Snoqualmie politics when he volunteered on the parks department board before he was asked to join the planning commission, which

Larson did for two years. He then served on the city council for one term before becoming mayor. One of Larson’s top priorities as mayor is the future of the mill site. “We see some great potential for redevelopment opportunities,” he said. One challenge, he said, is the city faces retail leakage, where 70 percent of resident

retail purchases happen outside Snoqualmie. Larson sees the mill site as a way to balance that leakage to generate revenue for the city. He doesn’t think chasing retail sales is a realistic solution, but rather using the mill site to generate different revenue, through tourism and recreational activities, for example. “The mill site, and what is to transpire there I think is the big, exciting, and important issue

[facing Snoqualmie],” he said. Another big priority for Larson is civic infrastructure. The downtown area was in decline for decades before recent revitalization efforts. “We’ve been able to make some significant investments in turning a lot of that infrastructure around downtown,” he said. Currently some of the See MAYOR, Page 2

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By Sherry Grindeland Bringing in a team of facilitators to the Eastside Fire & Rescue Board of Directors may turn into a lifesaving event for the group. The board, which includes representatives from Sammamish, Issaquah, North Bend, and Fire Districts 10 and 38 amicably voted to take a new funding model back to their city councils

and boards for approval. The potential new model would be based 75 percent on assessed property value and 25 percent on service call volume. All of the partner jurisdictions must approve the change for it to take effect. Earlier this year, EFR meetings became so rancorous that Chief Lee Soptich recommended bringing in the facilitation team

to help develop open communications and common goals. EFR leaders have been meeting with Online Business Systems of Portland consultants since August. The last facilitator-led workshop was Oct. 10, just before the regular EFR Board of Directors meeting. At that last meeting, said Ramiro Valderrama, Sammamish deputy mayor and

a member of the EFR board, the group addressed the funding model. The city of Sammamish leaders have been exploring other fire service options because they were unhappy with the current funding model, based on assessed value. With the highest overall assessed property value, See FIRE, Page 3

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Artists sought for View of the Valley Art Exhibit Snoqualmie Valley artists are encouraged to submit their work of scenery or any art representation of Snoqualmie Valley to the Snoqualmie Arts Commission. The View of the Valley Art Exhibit will be shown at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center in downtown Snoqualmie. To submit artwork, artists must follow the submission process: q Submit up to three JPG images to be considered with respective titles and dimensions. q The image should depict any view from the Snoqualmie Valley area. q The work must be 18 inches or larger in both dimensions and either framed or canvas-wrapped and ready to hang with wire. q Artists must be current residents of the Valley or have a direct impact as an artist in the Snoqualmie Valley community. q Email JPG images no larger than 2 MB to Patricia Tamburini at patricia.tamburnini@hotmail. com The deadline for submissions is Nov. 7, and the chosen images will be announced via email on Nov. 10. The artwork will be on display at Snoqualmie City Hall from

Nov. 13, 2013 to Feb. 12, 2014. Send any questions to with “View of the Valley Question” in the subject line.

Learn the business of art

The Mount Si Artists Guild invites artists for a panel discussion about professional development at noon, Oct. 19, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. The event is open to anyone interested in art and pursuing a vocation or avocation in the field. Sandy Robinson, Marcia Tuttle Ryon, Michael McDevitt, and Susan Melrath will be on the panel. This is an opportunity to learn how to advance creatively and professionally as an artist. Topics covered include the artistic process, marketing work, getting into gallery space, and everything else an artist needs to know. The Mount Si Artists Guild is a non-profit whose mission statement is to provide encouragement, education, and exposure to artists in the Snoqualmie valley. They attempt to foster an artistic community with an environment for the creation, display, and promotion of local art. Free admission for guild members; non-members will be charged $5.

Taste test

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Flint gives a lick of approval to Tara Beyerlan. Flint, a four-month-old calf, is part of the herd at the Snoqualmie Cattle Company. Beyerlan of North Bend is studying to be a large animal veterinarian. She’s finishing her senior year at Washington State University. When she’s home, she works as an assistant for Preston veterinarian Dr. Michael Treuting of My Home Vet. Beyerlan also works at Scott’s Dairy Freeze.

Mayor From Page 1 infrastructure on the Snoqualmie Ridge has begun to show its age, and will need repair, mainte-

nance, or replacement. Larson feels he is the right person for the job because he has so much previous experience. He has been mayor while the last eight years of infrastructure improvements have taken place. “I feel highly moti-

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vated to want to continue my service to marshal us through the difficult challenge ahead,” he said. A very important aspect for him is that the development not be at the expense of the unique, rural character of Snoqualmie. Larson says

the area is so beautiful it could be a national park, and it must be protected. “The real challenge for all of us is if you’re going to do development, the environment really demands that it be done very thoughtfully, very tastefully and of a very high quality,” he said. Snoqualmie Mayor candidate Ed Pizzuto did not respond to email and telephone requests for an interview. Sam Kenyon can be reached at sam.

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Thrills and chills await at Night on a Dark Trail

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Enjoy the interactive haunted trail at the third annual Night on a Dark Trail, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 in Snoqualmie. The adventure begins on the west side of the Puget Sound Energy building at 35413 S.E. Douglas St. The event is appropriate for fourth graders and older, with some parental discretion advised because of scary moments. Proceeds from the allvolunteer Night on a Dark Trail benefit the Mt. Si Food Bank. Tickets are $10 per person. Contributed

A pair of vampires wait to scare those brave enough to dare the Night on a Dark Trail.

Prevent domestic violence Love shouldn’t hurt. Learn about how to prevent domestic violence at the monthly North Bend Community Safety meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the North Bend Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. King County Deputy Sheriff Amy Jarboe, an expert in the field of domestic violence, will share her experiences and expertise. She will discuss tools and options on dealing with domestic violence situations. Jarboe has been a member of the King County Sheriff’s Domestic Violence

Investigation Unit for more than 15 years. She will talk about how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and how to prevent it. The monthly safety seminars, organized by Chief Mark Toner, are free.

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The Mount Si High School Class of 2014 Grad Night Committee wants your old clothing, towels, sheets, curtains, stuffed animals and shoes. Drop off items 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at the

Fire From Page 1 Sammamish was underwriting service for other partners. The Sammamish City Council was scheduled to vote this month on remaining in the consortium or establishing its own fire department. That plan will likely be put

Women’s Golf Club donates more than $5,000 to local groups The Women’s Golf Club at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge donat-

on hold, pending the other partner’s votes on the funding model change. Sammamish presented the 75/25 funding model some months ago but other EFR representatives were against the change then. “I happy to hear there is movement. We asked for this two years ago and have spent 18 months waiting for a reply,” said Valderrama. He added that Sammamish

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ed $5,625 to area nonprofits. The group raised the money through its annual Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament this summer. One of the most popular parts of the golf tournament is an auction of caddies – men who donate their time for the tournament. That part of the tournament raised nearly $2,000. Beneficiaries included the Mt. Si Food Bank, Eastside Friends of Seniors, Jubilee Reach Center, Mount Si High School Boys and Girls Golf Clubs, the Snoqualmie Valley Pet Food Bank, Encompass and Mamma’s Hands.

has been happy with the EFR service. That, he said, has never been an issue. He also credited the facilitation process as opening the lines of communication for the change. “We’ve have a lot of venting of ideas and things,” he said. “We finally cut to the chase last meeting.” Changes may reduce Sammamish’s contribution by 2.8 percent, which Valderrama

her sit in on a set or two,” he said. The two figured out a fun way to create their version of jazz theater. The result is a humorous musical romp that recently sold out when “Taking Manhattan” was at Redmond’s Second Story Repertory Theater. Credit Marcus Wolland for the writing and directing the show. Wolland, Mark Shelby and Maguire play off the theme of mixing musical genres in the production. It begins when an actor moves into unit 14 G in a New York City apartment building. He’s new to town and looking for a quiet place to practice musical theater numbers. That corner of the apartment building turns out to be a musical haven. The resident in 13 G is an opera singer who rehearses at home. And in 15 G there’s a jazz singer who also fills the hallways with notes. What could be a clash becomes a musical bash. “Each resident turns out to love another genre,” Gmerek said. “Everyone steps out of their own box.” That everyone includes the rhythm section of the show: Gmerek on the drums, JJ Sandberg on the piano and Jonathon Small on the acoustic bass. This Manhattan is a literal showcase of favorite tunes for everyone involved. It is a combination of original songs and creative rearrangements, said Gmerek that will delight both musical theater buffs and jazz aficionados. Tickets are $15. To order tickets go to: Valley Center Stage is located at 119 North Bend Way in downtown North Bend. It is on the second floor of the Unity Masonic Lodge, above Single Track Cycles. For more information on Kim Maguire & The Blue Fedoras go to

believes would be about $250,000 a year. District 38 and District 10’s bills would go down 6.85 and 1.1 percent. Issaquah would see a 4.8 percent increase and North Bend would be hardest hit with a 9.7 increase. EFR Chief Soptich credited the work with the facilitator, Neville Wallace, for improving the communication among the board members.

“I feel like we can solve many of our own problems,” he said, “but that hasn’t been the case with the funding model. There are so many scenarios within the funding model – not just the percentages but what is going to happen with Klahanie. “But I do know this much, with Neville we’ve solidified and have a better understanding of the partnership in the last three months than we’ve had before. “





Issaquah blinks, EFR future secured

Retired teacher supports Heather Munden

It looks like the future of Eastside Fire & Rescue has been decided — with all five partners in place. For the past few years, the city of Sammamish has been warning its partners in EFR that the current funding model was unsustainable. The formula, based solely on assessed value — while ignoring the number of calls for service — has had Sammamish and Fire Districts 10 and 38 subsidizing fire and emergency services for Issaquah and North Bend. Sammamish was lobbying for a new funding model based half on property value and half on calls, but other partners were not interested. Sammamish then proposed a 75/25 formula. North Bend was willing to go along, but Issaquah and Fire District 10 were still opposed. Sammamish held firm, investing time and money studying the costs of dropping out of EFR to start its own fire department. Sammamish was poised to take a vote on the measure and move one step closer to withdrawing from the EFR consortium. And then last week, Issaquah blinked. It was Issaquah City Councilman Joe Forkner who made the motion to accept the 75/25 model, in spite of the fact that Issaquah taxpayers will pay more for fire services in the future. Each of the various boards and city councils will now vote on the change. All five should support the plan without hesitation. Yes, Issaquah and North Bend will end up paying more, but they’ve been getting a good ride on the back of Sammamish taxpayers for years. Paying a little more to make the situation more equitable is the right thing to do. North Bend officials have long said this, noting they’ve been gettign a deal for some years, and supporting the change, even though it will cost them, because it is the right thing to do. EFR has been a success. Pooling resources has allowed each community to serve citizens better than they could alone. Keeping EFR in place also means that Station 83 near Klahanie will most likely remain open -- removing a possibly difficult situation on that area. Issaquah representatives did the right thing by agreeing to change the funding model and end the squabbling. Now the governingn bodies of the partners need to act. They should all support the new funding plan and keep the agency in place, balkanization of fire service in the region serves no one, and should be avoided if possible.

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As a retired math/science teacher from Mount Si High School, I appreciate Heather Munden championing many educational issues during her campaign for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has the most children per capita of any King County city or town. Because of this, I feel it is important for the City of Snoqualmie to partner with the Snoqualmie Valley School District in order to take advantage of the dedicated land within the city limits for future schools. This would alleviate the problem of so many Snoqualmie children continually commuting to neighboring communities in order to attend school. I was also happy to see Heather supported giving MSHS a height increase variance, so the SVSD Board has more flexibility to maintain the current location of Snoqualmie schools -

OCTOBER 17, 2013 especially within the downtown core. Heather is also an advocate of the community and technical college system, where she promotes a branch campus located within the community for professional development, as well as an option for MSHS students to participate locally in the Running Start Program. Additionally, Heather supports the partnership between the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC) and the new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. This vital project provides career-oriented educational programs for high school juniors and seniors, and will allow area students to train in the healthcare field. Snoqualmie will benefit greatly from Heather Munden becoming the city’s newest council member, as she is a friend of education. I strongly urge you to check out her website at, and to vote for Heather Munden on Election Day. Geri Spalding Duvall (North Bend resident from 1972 to 1996)

Thank you Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation and Valley artists

As our summer family ArtTogether-Time season comes to a close, and we launch our holiday family art programs, the artEAST Art Center would like to pause and shout a huge “thank you” to the Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation and our generous member artists who live in the Snoqualmie Valley. The Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation has made possible a series of teen art programs, including our summer ceramic camp as well as free, family ArtTogether Time events that take place throughout the year. Our next free family art event, Creatures of the Moon, happens on October 18th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the artEAST Art Center in celebration of the full moon and Halloween season. Best of all, this fun literary and visual arts workshop features North Bend author Jacquelyn Fedyk and North Bend illustrator Leslie Nan Moon. These Snoqualmie Valley residents are donating their time, talent and art materials to enrich See LETTERS, Page 5

Home Country

The day their conversation became salty It was a bright morning, and we had finished off the coffee and conversation at the Mule Barn truck stop, and we couldn’t think of anything much to do because we were still full from breakfast and it was too early for lunch, and the political problems and Hollywood gossip tanks had been thoroughly topped off. So we went over to Doc’s house to look at his mare in the back yard. She had, he said, a quarter crack in a front hoof. So there we were, in a half circle around the little mare, staring at that slight crack as though focusing would bring a welded solution to the problem. But we all knew we just needed to drink Doc’s coffee and change the scene. “I see you have a block of salt,” Bert said. Doc nodded. Bert said, “Speaking of salt …” We really hadn’t been, but smooth transitions aren’t always easy. “…. puts me in mind of the time I stopped in that little store,” Bert said. “Few years back now, I guess. Well, it was about the last time Milly had pups, because I think I’d left her

home to have them. Of course, she waited until I got home ….” Doc and Steve stared at him Slim Randles encouragingColumnist ly. “And?” “Oh … well, there’s this little store up north … out in the middle of about flat nothing … and it was hot and I was thinking of a nice cold cola right about then, so I stopped.” Bert looked around. “Dang

store was about full of salt.” “Salt?” “Everywhere. This guy had ice cream salt. Bags of it. Salt blocks for horses, sheep, cows, rabbits and even danged guinea pigs. He had regular salt. He had huge bags of bulk salt for putting on the ice. “So I went to pay for my drink and I says to the guy, ‘You must sell a lot of salt.’ “And he says to me, ‘No, but that salesman who calls on me sure does.’” Do you miss hearing rain on the roof? Time for a free hearing test. Call BELTONE at 1-866-867-8700.

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Homeless need your compassion Guest column By Michelle Walter Valley Renewal Center Homelessness is a very difficult and complex problem and yet is simple. Many of the homeless in our community have found themselves living in a situation they would have never fathomed but yet find it to be their reality. All it requires is the community to enter into their lives for a short moment to understand the common thread we all share.    It is really just a spiritual issue - caring for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, the broken; they are just like you and me. We are our brother’s keeper. In the Bible, it’s non-negotiable:  Jesus said when you have done it to the least of these; you have done it to me. Jesus speaks of feeding, clothing and caring for the poor. Some quotes from homeless people living in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley have been shared at some of our meetings: “People treat us like we are dirt. When they pass me on the street they look right past me like I am not even there or like I am filthy to be around. You

Letters From Page 4 the community. Please join them on October 18th and join artEAST is thanking these Snoqualmie Valley artists and the Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation for their generosity all year long. artEAST’s family programs would simply not happen without their support.  Information on family art programs can be found at Karen Abel Executive Director artEAST

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy gets thumbs up In just a few days, 29 of your neighbors, including myself, will graduate from the Snoqualmie Citizens Academy, a free six-week

Michelle Walter took the time to talk with me tonight, to listen to my background and to get to know me. That means a lot to me...thank you for doing that.” “I was having a really bad day today and I felt really depressed when I came here to have dinner. You took the time to listen to me and to show that you care. You helped me to feel better about myself.” “I pray to God every night that He will take (my life) and spare me from living like this (pointing to his soiled clothes and broken boots). Thank you for making these dinners and giving me a warm, safe place to sleep.” As Mother Teresa said, “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for,

long course offered annually to give residents a first-hand look at how our local government works. We had the opportunity to view up close the quality and scale of our parks, our water works, our waste treatment and our maintenance facilities. We learned how our tax dollars support city services, how voter initiatives impact the city’s budget and got an in-depth look at the City’s long-range planning. My favorite session was hosted by our Police Chief Steve McCulley and not just because it included a live Taser demonstration. We were briefed by Mayor Larson, Dave Battey our city historian, the planning department, Director Dan Marcinko of parks and public works and our city attorney Pat Anderson. Dan Thomason made building codes meaningful and Rob Orton managed to get us thinking like

forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” The real pain is not the hunger. The real misery is not lacking a place to sleep. No, the real gut-wrenching misery comes from knowing that nobody cares; knowing that nobody will be concerned whether you live or die. It is in that moment, under the weight of that realization, which death appears to be a viable alternative. How many of us have spoken to a homeless person, shared a meal with a person in need in our community, or taken the time to understand the difficulties leading to homelessness before? There is an opportunity to heal our community by being involved through the educational forums, providing a meal, volunteering at the winter shelter and attending community meetings to end homelessness.  To learn more visit us at  We would love for you to join us on this journey. Michelle Walter helped found and run the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter last year. The shelter reopens Nov. 15.

finance officers. The other players in this cast are the students themselves, several whom are candidates for local offices. I had the opportunity to meet with and will vote for Heather Munden city council.    I have learned that a good team of elected officials together with a solid staff supported by a committed community can do amazing things. Please consider coming to our graduation and meeting some of your neighbors and


Harvest Carnival set for this weekend at Si View in North Bend By Sam Kenyon The Harvest Carnival, one of the monthly Family Nights at Si View Community Center in North Bend, will be held in the afternoon Oct. 19. The Si View Parks Department has teamed up with the North Bend non-profit Encompass to put on the Halloweenthemed Carnival. There will be a slew of games and activities available 1-4 p.m. The Center staff expects more than 500 people but doesn’t anticipate long waits. There will be between 16 and 20 activity stations plus a haunted house. The Harvest Carnival is geared toward younger children. Families can come and let their chil-

Rosemary Young commended by National Merit Scholarship program Rosemary Young, of Snoqualmie, has been named a Commended

candidates, Monday October 28th, 7:00 p.m. at Snoqualmie City Hall.  Joe Larson Snoqualmie

dren run around in the safe environment of the Si View Community Center Gym. “There is a little bit of everything for everyone,” said Minna Rudd, the Recreation Coordinator at the Si View Metro Parks Department. This particular event is the first of three Halloween events this month. This Family Night features a haunted house for the visitors. Early during the event, the haunted house will be G-rated so that it is appropriate for young children. Later in the day, toward the end of the event, the haunted house will become a bit spookier, moving up to a PG-rating. However, both the earlier and later versions of the haunted house will geared for

Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program. Young was one of seven students at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish to earn the designation. About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation

children. “It’s less scary, but it yet gives the thrills and chills and shrieks for the little kids and they absolutely love going through it,” Rudd said. Admission is free. Visitors can play five games for $1 and vie for prizes. The haunted house also costs $1 per visit. The Harvest Carnival is a part of the Family Night series. Six Family Nights are planned for the school year. They are a partnership between Encompass and the Si View Metro Parks Department. Encompass is a non-profit in North Bend whose mission statement is to foster families and community. Sam Kenyon can be reached at sam.

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Police and fire blotter Fire Snoqualmie This is just a test On Oct. 3, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Zetec. It was a planned fire drill for employees.

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Firefighters responded Oct. 4 to an automatic residential fire alarm on Silent Creek Avenue Southeast. The alarm had been set off by the homeowner. He had been changing the batteries in the smoke detector and was unable to cancel the fire department response before units arrived.

Rollover accident Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched on Oct. 4 with Eastside Fire & Rescue for a reported rollover motor vehicle accident on Edgewick Road. The response was cancelled when the King County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported that the occupants of the vehicle and taken off running.

Hot time in the chimney

Snoqualmie and Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to a duplex on North Bend Way for a reported house fire. Staff in the first engine on the scene determined the fire was contained in the chimney and wasn’t a threat to the other unit.

5 to a fire alarm at the NW Railway Museum conservation complex on Stone Quarry Road. Units arrived and found no fire. A detector was malfunctioning.

Stinky situation Snoqualmie firefighters responded on Oct. 6 to a call from a homeowner on 371st Court Southeast. The homeowner complained about the smell of propane in the house. Firefighters found a slight odor of propane. They were unable to find the source and the odor dissipated rapidly. The homeowner was advised to be wary of propane odors and if it reoccurred, to call 9-1-1 again.

Slow down Snoqualmie firefighters responded, with units from Eastside Fire and Maple Valley Fire, on Oct. 6 for a reported motorcycle accident on westbound State Route 18, just west of Tiger Mountain Summit. Upon arrival, crews found the rider sitting on the guardrail with moderate injuries. Initial reports indicated speed might have been a factor in the accident.

Crash, bang! On Oct. 8, firefighters responded to an auto accident on Southeast Railroad Avenue and Newton Street. There were no injuries.

False alarm rings their bells

Avenue Southeast, at 5:15 p.m. from the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard and at 8:14 p.m. from the 400 block of Haley Avenue South. All three incidents turned out to be steam, not smoke.

Smelly smoke Firefighters responded to a call about the odor of smoke at 7:39 a.m. Oct. 4 in the 400 block of North Bend Way. No fire was found.

Big crash A total of five engines responded to a call at 5:14 p.m. Oct. 4 for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Two cars collided in the 200 block of North Bend Way.

Another accident Firefighters responded to a call at 3:07 p.m. Oct. 5 to the 45800 block of Southeast Edgewick Road for a motor vehicle accident.

No fires, please Firefighters responded to a call at 10:41 a.m. Oct. 8 in the 13800 block of 432nd Avenue Southeast. Someone was doing an unauthorized burn.

Heat in the kitchen Firefighters responded to a call Oct. 9 about a cooking fire in the 1700 block of Tannerwood Way Southeast. The fire was contained in the cooking unit.

On Oct. 9, firefighters responded to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for an automatic fire alarm in a residence. Upon investigation, it was determined that it was a false alarm.

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Smoke but no fire

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Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched Oct. 5 to the intersection of Southeast Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Boulevard Southeast for a smoking transformer. The fire crew arrived to find the stop light out at the intersection and the power out in the area but no fire. Snoqualmie Police Department provided traffic control and PSE was notified.

In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie firefighters responded to 19 medical aid calls bringing our annual call number to 921.

Police responded to a call at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 600 block of Northeast 8th Street. One roommate assaulted the other with a cane.

Bad detector Snoqualmie firefighters responded on Oct.

North Bend Where there’s smoke there’s not always fire Fire fighters responded to three calls on Oct. 5 about smoke. The calls came at 3:56 p.m. from the 13900 block of 409th

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Snooze and you lose An officer responded to a call at 12:47 p.m. Oct. 6 to the EZ Mart parking lot on Sydney Avenue North. A man was passed out in a car in the lot. When the officer arrived, the man was sleeping in his car in front of the store with the car door open. The man was not only tired, he had See BLOTTER, Page 15

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I-522 spurs local opinions about genetically modified food dent who represents the Valley in Olympia, came November’s ballot iniout in favor of the initiatiative to label genetically tive, and held an event modified food has caused at his Ben & Jerry’s a large split between local franchise with ice cream action and out-of-state brand co-founder Jerry funding. Greenfield last month. Initiative 522 will ask “I support it,” Mullet voters whether the state said. “This is just trying should enforce labeling to make people make on genetically modified more informed decisions. foodstuffs when sold in And if enough states start Washington. labeling it, then maybe it “This measure would will all catch on.” require most raw agriculHe said his experience tural comin the state “This is just letting modities, Legislature processed customers make bet- and abroad foods, has allowed ter choices.” and seeds him a perand seed spective — Mark Mullet that places stocks, if State senator him conproduced using fidently genetic in favor of engineering, as defined, GMO labeling. to be labeled as geneti“I got both sides cally engineered when in Olympia,” he said. offered for retail sale,” “Having lived in Europe the Nov. 5 ballot reads. for five years, I view this The question has as a very soft thing. This stirred the state on both is just letting customers sides of the Cascades, make better choices.” and local residents and State Rep. Chad leaders have taken to the Magendanz (R-5), anothissue. er Issaquah resident who State Sen. Mark Mullet represents the Valley (D-5), an Issaquah resiin Olympia, joined the

By Peter Clark

“We’ll drive production costs up, increase exposure to frivolous lawsuits and ultimately drive smaller brands out of our state.” — Chad Magendanz State representative other side of the fence in opposing the measure. He is still waiting for research that justifies the concern. “I absolutely support warning labels for foods that represent serious health risks for consumers, such as those containing alcohol, tobacco or common ingredients that can trigger severe or life-threatening allergies,” Magendanz said. “However, during our hearing on I-522 this session, I heard no independently verified research showing foods made from genetically See 522, Page 14

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Meet Snoqualmie Valley’s

Women in Business

Shilpa Patel and Anne Kertson

Edge Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is 100% therapist owned, by Shilpa Patel and Anne Kertson, two locally residing business owners and doctors of physical therapy. Edge provides physical therapy, massage therapy and sports therapy services.  Edge offers evening and Saturday appointments. 

Lifelong Early Learning Center services children in the Snoqualmie Valley from 12 months old to Kindergarten age. Our unique approach creates a dynamic learning environment for your child’s present and future successes. Our school offers a relaxed, bright, clean environment for your child.

Let Edge PT & Rehab help you find your edge! 37624 SE Fury St, Suite C201 Snoqualmie Phone: 425.292.0223 Fax: 425.292.9225

Maggi Whitaker, owner

Down to Earth Flowers and Gifts is excited to be celebrating its 13th year in business! Thanks to all our wonderful customers and employees who made this possible. In addition to creative floral design, we offer a unique selection of cards, chocolates, teas, soaps, and local art. 8096 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie 425-831-1772

7329 Better Way SE Suite 115 Snoqualmie (425)-292-0452

Kelly Garwood, DDS Dentistry for the Entire Family Evening appointments available New patients welcome!

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Dr. Garwood and her staff are committed to providing each patient (children, adults and seniors) with an exceptional level of care and attention. Dr. Garwood emphasizes preventative care to improve long-term oral health.  Her dedicated staff works together as a team to provide highquality comprehensive care.   Voted Best Dentist in Snoqualmie Valley in 2013 425.888.0867

421 Main Ave S, PO Box 372, North Bend, WA 98045

Jill is excited to be working with the Stanford-trained doctors who created Proactiv

Acacia will keep your whole family looking their best. We are proud to serve men, women and children, providing top quality haircuts, styling, coloring, waxing and makeup. According to owner Rene’ Howell, “We believe that a great haircut or color is only the foundation to the exceptional salon experience that every client deserves.

in selling and marketing their new line of clinically proven Redefining skin care products. These tools are one-of-a-kind solutions for aging skin, acne and sun

damage, and care for sensitive skin. Jill loves helping people to feel more confident by improving their look, and through aiding others to be independent business owners in partnership with the doctors.

Changing Skin, Changing Lives!

Jill Nichols-Hicks


René Howell, owner

7721 Center Blvd SE • Snoqualmie • 425-396-7036

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Meet Snoqualmie Valley’s

Women in Business Consider a Date Night at The Roaring River Bed & Breakfast. Located on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River near the Mt Si trails, the views are spectacular! Romantic, private, quiet, and stress free; the perfect date!

Contact us to assist

you with your health

insurance options for 2014.

Let a local agent help you!

Peggy Backues, Owner

The Michele G. Pearson Attorney

Theresa Baker, LTCP

The Pearson Law Firm, P.S. 425 831 3100

Bed & Breakfast 425-292-0004 office •

46715 SE 129th St North Bend, WA 98045 425.888.4834 • 1-877-627-4647

165 NE Juniper St., #200 Issaquah, WA 98027

Jayne’s Mercantile is a consignment shop focusing on women and children’s clothing and accessories. Shannon Jayne has created an affordable place for women to buy and consign gentlyused clothing.  She also displays and sells handmade goods made by local artisans. 

Cecilia Gambill is the President/Business Partner for Illuminate Contacting LLC, Issaquah Washington. Illuminate Contracting is a full service electrical contracting firm know for its reliability. With over 50 years of experience in the electrical industry.

Illuminating your lifestyle. Cecilia Gambill

Denise Fiedler, a Licensed Acupuncturist, has over 20 years experience in health care. She uses the best of Western and Eastern medicine to treat her patients effectively, specializing in acupuncture, massage, moxa, sound and heat therapies. Denise also treats women’s health issues, including PMS, infertility and menopausal symptoms.

Accessories Jewelry Home Décor

Shannon Jayne, Owner

Michele G. Pearson The only woman attorney in Snoqualmie Valley working primarily in Personal Injury, Michele represents only victims. A recent client stated: “Michele has been so very helpful. She is a dedicated, knowledgeable, kind person.” Expert intervention makes a difference.

Denise Fiedler, L.Ac

226 East North Bend Way Showroom located at 147 Front Street N, Issaquah Washington 98027 Office phone: 206-497-1961 cell # 206-571-6513

(Next to Scott’s Dairy Freeze)

DeAnna Haverfield

202 North Bend Way • 425-292-0727

401 Ballarat Ave N, Ste 202 North Bend 98045 425-888-1018

We Can Help!

DeAnna Haverfield is the Wholesale Manager for Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. and also runs the Café in North Bend, WA. As a company they focus on the craft of coffee along with presentation.  A great atmosphere is what you will find for any occasion. Coffee, Tea, Beer and wine along with WiFi; making it the best location for any small group meeting.     

Shendao Acupuncture

Headaches Back Pain Car Accidents Pregnancy & Children Safe, Gentle & Natural

Heather Munden Professional Engineer running for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Endorsed by: Democrats and Republicans, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, State Rep. Jay Rodne (R), King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick (D), Snoqualmie Planning Commissioners, and our Firefighters.

Snoqualmie Neighbors to Elect Heather Munden 7829 Center BLVD SE #314 Snoqualmie WA 98065 • 425-243-4589

7726 Center Blvd SE, Suite 125 Snoqualmie, WA 98065


Dr.’s Tiffany and Jason Green

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Meet Snoqualmie Valley’s

Women in Business An Urban Boutique in a Rural Setting. Offering a plethora of unique items including home décor, bath and body, family games, educational toys, clothing and accessories for the entire family.

Vicki Deshaises sought to balance a busy family life with healthy eating, which led to opening Bayan Mongolian, noted for convenient and nutritious food. Check in for quick, healthy options for lunch and dinner —and a 90 percent gluten-free menu.

Co-owners Mark Fanning and Vicki Deshaises

Over 10 years in business!

Shelly Woodward, Owner

425-888-2110 8020 Douglas Avenue SE Snoqualmie,WA 98065

Kathryn Moon, Owner/Director

Call today for a free consultation

Angela Barrus, CBT CCHT Behavioral Therapist & Life Coach Specializing in Clinical Hypnotherapy


Tues. - Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12pm-4pm • Mon. 11am - 3pm 111 East North Bend Way, Ste # A North Bend

My passion for Montessori education goes back to 7th grade, where my teachers nurtured independence and accountability to set a foundation where academic skills could flourish naturally. After earning a national Montessori certification (AMS) and almost two decades as a head teacher, I live with purpose. I see my life’s work as a dedication to the spirit of the child and living my best life!

Angela uses a powerful and innovative program that promotes healing from within. Common benefits are clearer thinking, better sleep, improved stress management, healthier habits and increased energy. She is the go-to girl when will power isn’t enough.


Amy Quilizapa is a Certified Master Groomer with over 20 years experience. She recently purchased Mt. Si Pet Salon (inside Ace Hardware). Amy loves dogs and she is committed to making your dog’s visit a PAWSitive Experience. Amy Quilizapa Owner-Certified Master Groomer

425-888-2177 Mt Si Village (inside Ace Hardware)

Come home to peace and balance.

Sherry Saucedo, Owner

Sherry Saucedo has owned Destiny by Design, the only full-service salon in the Valley, for 20 years. Ask her about a day of pampering — nails, coloring, body treatments, massage, skincare, makeup, tanning. They also offer feathered and colored hair extensions. We’ll make you look good from head to toe! 425.888.9347 249 Main Ave. S. Suite C - North Bend

MyCakes is the premier cake, pastry, and catering destination within the Snoqualmie Valley. World-renowned cake decorator Cynthia Golpe creates some of the most amazing and delectable specialty items available on Seattle’s Eastside. Specializing in Birthday Cakes and Wedding Cakes. MyCakes is a full-service, custom cake design business.

After graduation from Nursing School my husband and I moved to Preston to raise our family. During these 38 years I have experienced my small business become a larger business then subsequently published in a professional magazine. I participated in changing commercial property into the Preston Ball fields and humbled to represent K.C. district 3 on K.C. Parks Levy Review Board for 6 years. Today I am running for Hospital Commissioner seeking to make a difference. Offering Solutions for the Challenges of Today’s Transportation Needs Cynthia Golpe, Proprietress

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Dariel Norris, Administrator

8316 309th Ave SE Preston, WA 98050-0547 Cell: 206-817-1790 • Phone: 425-392-1308 • or email us directly at: Phone 425.292.3072 Phone 425.292.0674

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Women in Business

Angela Donaldson Commercial Specialist

A third generation Farmers Insurance Agent, I am proud to assist families and businesses in the Snoqualmie Valley and throughout Washington with their auto, home, business, life, flood and earthquake needs. I especially enjoy building a relationship with our clients founded in trust, integrity and education. We have three locations to conveniently serve you in Fall City, Snoqualmie and Duvall.

P: 425-222-5881 F: 425-222-5036

Leslie Cranwill, Manager

Contact Holly at 877.246.0545 •

Rose Mitra, Owner

Snoqualmie Ridge Storage manager Leslie Cranwill has a 10-year perspective on what customers want: stress free, easy in & out, 25 storage sizes, stateof-the-art security and Five Star service. Snoqualmie Ridge Storage is your “One-Stop Shop” for storage, U-Haul trucks, & moving supplies.


35501 SE Douglas Street Snoqualmie 425-396-1410

Rose Mitra brings an east coast feel to her Ridge Café & Deli. She studied culinary arts in Europe to learn authentic styles to blend with her own approach. Rose has a passion for quality fresh ingredients and smiling customers!

213 Bendigo Blvd N Ste 2 • 425.888.8828 North Bend, WA 98045 Located across from Sterling Bank

Cathy helps individuals become healthier and happier through the use of research-based therapy techniques. Most issues can be improved or resolved in a few sessions!

My name is Nancy Wray and I am the co-owner and creator of a life style boutique in downtown North Bend. The idea was to create an enchanting space to shop that blends  urban sophistication with  northwest living.  It is an alternative  store for those who desire to express them selves in their own unique way, with crafted gifts, distinctive clothing and decor that can’t be found in a drugstore or at a mall.

• Free WIFI • We Deliver!

7823 Center Blvd SE • Snoqualmie Ridge 425-888-7827

Brenna Shoultz, Owner I’m Brenna Shoultz owner of Pet Place Market. I have been in business since April of 2007 and focus on holistic health. The store also includes a self service dog wash. We cater to pets of all kinds including dogs, cats, wild/ domestic birds, reptiles and small animals. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with promotions, pet food recalls, lost & found pets, vaccination clinics, events and more.

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Cathy Jenner, MA, LMHCA

Open everyday

202 W North Bend Way

425 292 9390

Mental Health Counselor and Learning Specialist • 206.595.2920

Jill wanted better health, weight loss, mental/physical performance, and to help others fight obesity, signs of aging, and financial stress. She found these solutions in Isagenix, which brings opportunity for long term health and wealth.

Tired of diet after diet and no results? Tired of feeling sluggish and stressed? Health Coach Nancy Lamb of Ramblin Lamb Wellness works with clients to redirect their health so they can feel great again. Nancy earned her certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, completing 18 months of intensive health and wellness studies. Trained in over 100 dietary theories, her coaching is based on bio-individuality to find what works best for your unique body. Her holistic approach concentrates on yoga, fitness and nutrition.

Holistic Health Coaching by Nancy Jill Nichols-Hicks

Jill Nichols-Hicks

Nancy Lamb

Specialty areas: ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning problems, parenting. Adults, teens, family and couples counseling.

email: Call to schedule a FREE HEALTH CONSULTATION 425-427-2573

Isagenix Associate 425-785-9866

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SCHEDULE THIS: The Mount Si High School choir presents Halloween Town from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Mount Si High School, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie. Threre will be a haunted house, face painting, pizza, bake sale, DJ, carnival games and more. The Haunted House is for all scare levels and can be adjusted for the age level of your children. Admission is $5/person.

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q Night on a Dark Trail, 6:30-9 p.m., PSE Building, 35413 S.E. Douglas St., Snoqualmie, $10/person, proceeds benefit Mt. Si Food Bank q Creatures of the Moon, 6-8:30 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., Issaquah q Kid Free Fridays, 7-9 p.m., Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35108 S.E. Ridge St., $10/ kid, http://bit. ly/17H79FK q Tween Nights!, 7-10 p.m., Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend, 5th-8th graders, $5, register at or 831-1900 q Nikolaev and Williamson Group, 7 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307 q Original Playwrights Fest, 8 p.m. The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, www. brownpapertickets. com, through Oct. 19, 831-3647 q Chris Carpender, 8 p.m., Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and Taproom, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, 8312357

q Walk to Big Cedar, 10 a.m. to noon, Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center, 1711 Boalch Ave., North Bend, free q Aging Well with Consciousness Book Club and Conversation, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., discuss ‘Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial’ by Nicole Hollander, drop-ins welcome

q Mathasium TriMathlon, all day, Mathnasium of Snoqualmie, 7802 Center Blvd. S.E., 2nd-5th graders, register at q Mt. Si Rhythm Workshop, 4:30 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307

q Sno Valley Indoor playground, 9:3011:30 a.m., Si View Community Center, Gymnasium, 400 Orchard St., North Bend, families with children ages 0-5, $1/child, www.

q Gravity Car Race, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snoqualmie Parkway across from Snoqualmie Fire Station, free q Mt. Si Artists Guild Presents: ‘Professional Development for the Artist,’ noon to 1:30 p.m., Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend, free for MSAG members, $5/nonmembers q October Family Night: Harvest Carnival, 1-4 p.m., Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, all ages, family-friendly haunted house, carnival games and refreshments q Tracy Knoop Quartet, 7 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307

q Pumpkin Carving Party, 3-6 p.m., TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., RSVP at 396-6000

q Infant and Young Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., newborn-2 w/adult

q ‘The Long Road Home,’ 5 p.m., The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, extension of the Playwrights Fest with an evening of work by Joan Fiset, 831-3647

q MSHS Vocal Jazz Clinic, 5 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307

q Danny Kolke Trio, 6 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307

q Christian Henriksen Project, 7 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307

q Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend, ages 2-3 w/adult, free q Preschool Story Time, 10:45 a.m., North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend, ages 3-6 w/adult, free q Sno Valley Writers Work Group, 6-8 p.m., join other local writers for critique and writing exercises, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., 888-0554

q Young Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., ages 6-24 months w/adult, free q Preschool Story Time, 10:45 a.m., Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., ages 3-6 w/ adult, free q Anime and Manga Club, 3-5 p.m., Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., watch anime, eat popcorn and practice drawing

q Washington Health Benefit Exchange Signup, 5-8 p.m., one-on-one assistance, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., 8880554

q Family Pasta Night at the TPC, 5-8 p.m., TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., RSVP at 396-6000, $17.95/adults, $9.95/ages 7-12 q John Hansen Duo, 7 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307

q Tuesday Jam, 7 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307 q Finance & Administration Committee, 5:306:30 p.m., City Hall, 38624 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie, 8881555, ext. 1118

q Geoffrey Keezer, 7 p.m., Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, 2929307 q Shoreline Hearings Board, 5-6 p.m., City Hall, 38624 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie, 8885337

q The Groovetramps, 7:30 p.m., The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, 8313647



OCTOBER 17, 2013

Wildcats take a big bite out of the Kangaroos in 49-7 victory By Sam Kenyon Mount Si High School continued their unbeaten season when they stomped the Lake Washington Kangaroos 49-7 in Kirkland on Oct. 11. The Wildcats dominated the game from beginning to end. Mount Si is now 6-0 on their season. The Wildcats will put their undefeated season on the line Oct. 18 when they face off against Bellevue High School in the Wolverines’ stadium. Mount Si was knocked out of post-season play in 2012 by Bellevue. In last week’s game, the Kangs could not advance past the entrenched Mount Si defense all night. The Wildcat offense basically did anything they liked while the Kangs tried to stop them. The Lake Washington field had a sheen of moisture covering the grass on the cold night of the game. The cool temperature and wetness on the field likely contributed to the only weakness in Mount Si’s game, penalties and turnovers. The greatest challenge for Mount Si in this game was not hurting themselves with their own mistakes. Once again, senior quarterback Nick Mitchell had an outstanding per-

formance. He completed 10 out of 23 passes for a total of 179 yards and two touchdowns. However, he also threw two interceptions to the Kangs. Head Coach Charlie Kinnune said the interceptions were the result of passing up the middle and passing late. But Kinnune added he can live with those two mistakes considering Mitchell has only thrown two interceptions this season. “To go all the way to game six with two interceptions, that’s Payton Manning kind of stuff,” Kinnune said. He added that Mitchell is a leader of the team on and off the field. “He’ll be the first guy at practice tomorrow, ready to go to get better,” Kinnune said. Mitchell ran the ball a few times, though not as much as the previous week’s game. His first run came on the second play of the game when he sprinted for an 81-yard touchdown. The early score subdued the Kangaroos’ home crowd and Lake Washington never got back in the game. By halftime the score was 35-0 and by early in the third quarter it was 42-0. For the second week

Photo by Terry Adams

Mist rises from the back of the offensive line just before the ball is snapped. in a row, Mount Si ran the score up on the opposing team so much that league rules mandated that the time was switched to a running clock for the rest of the contest. Early in

the fourth, with Mount Si’s second string in, Lake Washington managed to run in their only touchdown. The player’s breath was visible coming from their

helmets in the cold air, and gushes of the steam were released upward each time the opposing lines crashed into each other. It was a physical game with penalties plaguing

the Wildcats. Indeed, the penalties were the biggest issue the Wildcats faced the entire game. Mount Si gave up 90 yards to penalSee FOOTBALL, Page 13

Cheer program for students with disabilities starts

Photo contributed

Photo by Terry Adams

Bailey Takacs, senior running back, streaks down the field.

The Mount Si High School cheerleaders and the Sparkle Cheer team joined forces at the last home football game for a halftime show that brought rave reviews from the crowd. The Sparkle Cheer team includes students with disabilities and traditional cheerleaders. Jessi Stevens, head coach of Mount Si Cheer, and Marci Nicholson, a Snoqualmie Valley School District psychologist, are leading the Sparkle Cheer training. They started the group this year. The Sparkles will join the Mount Si High School cheer squad for a performance at the next home game on Oct. 25.

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Learn about the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter Oct. 21

Photo by Sherry Grindeland

Kali Cousens, of Carnation, and Suzie Chasengnou, of Duvall, slice potatoes for three-cheese scalloped potatoes. The two Cedarcrest High School seniors volunteer with the Valley Renewal Center.

Snoqualmie Parkway traffic reconfigured for Oct. 19 Gravity Car Race A small section of northbound Snoqualmie Parkway will be temporarily closed Oct. 19 for the Challenge Series Gravity Car Race. Traffic will be two-way in the southbound lanes. The Gravity Car Race pairs a child with developmental disabilities with a typically developing pilot driver for a soap box derby-style race down a hill – in this case the northbound lanes


of Snoqualmie Parkway. Children with developmental disabilities who are 5-feet2 inches or shorter and 130 pounds or less are invited to participate. For more information, email The public is invited to watch and cheer. Parking will be available in the lot at the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Railroad Avenue Southeast. This event is hosted by Snoqualmie Valley Rotary in collaboration with Life Enrichment

to Mount Si’s 269 rushing yards. The defense also grabbed two interceptions, From Page 12 one by defensive back Jonathan Hillel and the ties, including two first other by senior linebacker downs. They also fumbled Evan Johnson, both of five times, recovering only which led to touchdowns. two of them. The defense kept the “Too many fumbles, Kangaroos to 122 passing too many yards com“We know what we penalties pared to need to work on and again,” Mount Si’s said Coach passing what we need to con- 196 Kinnune. yards. “I’m not Senior tinue to fix.” going to running — Charlie Kinnune make any back Bailey Coach apologies. Takacs We know racked up what we a huge 15 need to work on and what carries for 147 rushing we need to continue to yards and two touchfix.” downs. Junior running But each time a penback Jason Chapman had alty or turnover put the 6 carries for 23 rushing defense on the field, they yards. Fellow junior runresponded with ferocity. ning back Richard Willard The Wildcat defense held had 3 carries for 19 rushLake Washington to 118 ing yards. rushing yards compared Senior tight end Beau

Options. For more information visit the Life Enrichment Options at or e-mail Becky.Kitz@

Black Dog Café hosts Playwrights’ Festival

Theatre Black Dog, part of the Black Dog Café in Snoqualmie, will host a Playwrights’ Festival Oct. 17-20. Original, one-act plays will be presented each evening. The Oct. 17-19 shows begin at 8 p.m.; the Oct. 20 show starts at 5 p.m.

Shain had 4 catches for a massive 93 receiving yards. Senior wide receiver Jake Smith had 2 catches for 48 receiving yards including

An informational meeting secured some donations to help about the Snoqualmie Valley underwrite a mobile shower Winter Shelter will be held at 6 and laundry facility for shelter p.m. Oct. 21 at the North Bend patrons. Community Church, 146 E. “A place for homeless people Third St., North Bend. A second to shower and to wash their meeting will be held at 11 a.m. clothes is vital,” Walter said. Nov. 2. “People complain that homeThe shelter, run by a coaliless people smell and their tion of volunclothes are teers known dirty. If you Learn more as The Valley and I didn’t Read more about Valley Renewal have a place Renewal Center and volCenter, opened to shower or unteer Michelle Walter’s for the first to wash our interaction with homeless time in 2012. It clothes, we people on Page 5. is scheduled to would have the reopen Nov. 15 same problem.” at North Bend Additional Community volunteers are Church. needed to help prepare meals The group held its first for the shelter. Cash donations, major fundraiser Oct. 12 at Walter said, are always needed. the Cedar River Watershed For more information on how Informational Center. to help, email info@valleyreThe wine tasting and or go to www. tion raised more than $6,000 said Michele Walter, one of the To contribute, send checks to volunteers. Valley Renewal Center, P.O. Box Valley Renewal Center has 1495, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. The first two nights include works from Seattle and Eastside playwrights. “Gone to the Dogs,” an evening of works by Theatre Black Dog members and associates will be seen Oct. 19. On Oct. 20, Joan Fiset’s work, “The Long Road Home – After War” will be featured along with three of her oneact plays, “Home Front,” “Dusk,” and “Members of the Congregation.” Susan Bradford, spokesperson for the Playwright’s Festival, said Theatre Black Dog is known

for its live music and entertainment. She added that the theater has staged cutting edge/fringe work since 1996. The Black Dog Arts Café, which specializes in Mexican cuisine, will serve a pre-performance dinner from 6-8 p.m. each night of the festival. Check for more information. The Black Dog Arts Café and Theatre is located at 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. Tickets are $12 per person and are available at http://www.

a touchdown. His fellow senior wide receiver Trevor Daniels had 3 catches for 24 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Nick Mitchell

Senior, Mount Si High School Football Quarterback Nick Mitchell has led the Wildcats football team to a 6-0 record so far this season.

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Local students make WSU honor roll

Thomas Kappenman and Taylor Yotz, of Snoqualmie, and Jamie Brett and Riley Dasch, of North Bend, made the President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University for summer semester 2013. To qualify, undergraduates must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours and earn either a grade point average of 3.75, or earn a cumulative 3.5 grade point average based on over 15 cumulative credit hours.

Snoqualmie Valley School students perform well on tests The children and schools of Snoqualmie Valley School District have recently performed well based on a number of measures. Mount Si High School produced 100 students who earned the Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award. This nearly doubles the number of award winners in 2012 when 58 students achieved AP Scholar status. In 2011 only 29 qualified for the award. AP classes are rigorous courses high school students can take to earn college credit provided they score well enough on the exam at the end of the course. About 18 percent more Mount Si students passed their AP exams than the national average. High school students

522 From Page 6 modified organisms represents a serious health risk for anyone. In fact, the required label says nothing about what’s actually in the food and instead focuses only on how it was produced.” He said he had additional worries that the labeling might prove harmful to a fragile economy. “I also have serious concerns with how I-522 would be implemented at the state level,” he said. “Most labeling requirements are determined at the federal level so that

aren’t the only kids in the district doing well. For the second year Snoqualmie Valley students scored higher than state averages at all grade levels, in all subjects, on the 2013 standardized state assessments. “Once again, we are thrilled to see that Snoqualmie Valley students are continuing to make steady gains in key academic areas, based on the most recent state assessment data,” said Joel Aune, superintendent of the Snoqualmie Valley School District.” Aune commended the teachers and principals, saying their efforts clearly drive the increased levels of learning students receiving in the classrooms and schools. “We are seeing impressive results, both in terms of improvement trends over time as we compare 2013 scores with those in previous years, and when we compare Snoqualmie Valley scores with those from neighboring school districts,” said Aune. “Our focus on continuous improvement is making a difference for our students.”

State adopts new science standards for schools

neering and technology — was announced Oct. 4 by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and Gov. Jay Inslee at a press conference at Cascade Middle School in Highline. The standards spell out what students at each grade level should know in four domains: physical science; life science; earth and space science; and engineering, technology and science application. “Our classrooms are where Washington’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs get their start,” Inslee said in a press release. “These new standards will help educators cultivate students’ natural curiosity, push their creative boundaries, and get kids excited about science and technology.” Washington is the eighth state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. The process for implementation will be similar to the one used for the Common Core State Standards. Schools are expected to have the standards in place by

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the 2016-17 school year, with student testing on the new standards taking place the following year. Dorn noted the new standards focus on student diversity and equity. The standards also build on each other, meaning material students learn one year impacts what they learn the next. Integrating engineering and technology across all grades gives students a solid foundation in both areas, Dorn said. “We live in an increasingly complex world,” he added in the release. “And we will need solutions to some big problems, like conserving water and finding new sources of energy. A highquality science education that starts in the early grades is the key to ensuring we solve those problems and create a future full of possibilities.”

State releases results of proficiency gap testing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy

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Dorn released results Oct. 9 for this year’s Annual Measurable Objectives, which target reading and math goals for subgroups of public school students throughout Washington. The AMOs are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver reissued to the state Aug. 15. They are derived through calculating proficiency gaps for all students and 10 subgroups, such as AfricanAmerican, Hispanic and special education students. A proficiency gap is the percentage-point difference between a group’s level of proficiency in the

baseline year of 2011 and 100 percent. Washington’s ESEA waiver requires the state to cut proficiency gaps in half for all students and subgroups by 2017. The AMO results reported Oct. 9 represent the second step toward the goal, as 2012 was the first year AMO data was collected. “The 2017 targets are realistic expectations for schools and subgroups, but they aren’t the end goals,” Dorn said in a press release. “It’s important that all students reach their full potential and we will not stop working to ensure that happens.”

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Obituary Donald Clifford Douglass Donald Douglass, of North Bend, passed Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. A celebration of life is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the family farm. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guestbook at

Blotter From Page 6 outstanding criminal warrants.

Wrong turn after a little toot

Police followed up on a 1 a.m. call on Oct. 7 at the Sure Shot Pub. The bartender reported that an intoxicated woman had left the bar and started driving. She took a wrong turn and was driving along the railroad tracks.

PSE seeks overall 1.5 percent increase in natural gas rates Puget Sound Energy has filed a request with Washington state regulators to increase natural gas rates for the upcoming winter season by an overall 1.5 percent, effective Nov. 1. If approved by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, the proposed purchased gas adjustment will increase a typical household’s natural gas bill (based on 68 therms of average monthly usage

Smile: You’re on the Casino’s camera An officer responded at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 9 to Sterling Savings Bank where a manager reported the fraudulent use of a debit card. The suspect was videotaped using the card at the Snoqualmie Casino.

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An officer responded to a complaint from a patient at the Mt. Si Transitional Health Center at 4:45p.m. Oct. 7. The woman’s son had been visiting her and had walked out the front


over a 12-month period) by 1.4 percent, or $1.07, to $78.55. That is about what PSE customers were paying in 2010. Commercial rates would increase by about 1.6 percent. The increase reflects a reduction of a credit included in current rates for the cost of natural gas supplies PSE purchased for customers. While domestic supplies of natural gas are abundant, the wholesale price of natural gas has increased slightly in the past year, according to a press release from the company.

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Tipping from the till The owner of Frankie’s Pizza requested an officer at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 10. Management noticed the till was short on random nights. A surveillance camera was installed and recorded an employee taking money from the till.


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