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November 3, 2011 VOL. 3, NO. 41

Family shelter needs your help Page 12

Mailing glitch delays some ballots

Trick-or-treat double take

Not stealthy enough North Bend “ninja” pleads guilty to copyright infringement. Page 2

By Warren Kagarise

Let our people flow North Bend neighborhood wants sewer service. Page 3

Cold, wet winter ahead Forecast calls for potential flooding. Page 6

Police blotter Page 8

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Give it a whirl Mount Si students start Frisbee group. Page 14

Twins Avery (left) and Lauren Cays, 13 months, take a break from trick-or-treating at the Treat Harvest in Snoqualmie. Avery is dressed as a monkey, and Lauren went as a frog. See more Halloween photos on page 10.

Years-in-the-making memorial will be dedicated on Veterans Day By Dan Catchpole

Knock down the Totems Mount Si football ends season with a win. Page 16 Prsrt Std U.S. Postage PAID Kent, WA Permit No. 71 POSTAL CUSTOMER

Not long ago, there was an empty lot beside the American Legion Hall on If you go Southeast River Snoqualmie Street. Valley Veterans Over Memorial dedication the past couple of ❑ 11 a.m. Nov. 11 months, ❑ American it has been Legion Hall, trans38625 S.E. River formed St., Snoqualmie into a hallowed space to honor Snoqualmie Valley residents who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during wartime. It has been many years in the making. Ground was ceremoniously broken on Veterans Day 2008, and now, three years later,

King County Elections officials said ballots for 11,000 Eastside voters — including 1,118 people in North Bend and 72 in Snoqualmie — did not go out last week as planned due to a glitch. Some Issaquah, Newcastle and Sammamish voters also faced delays in receiving ballots. The elections office plans to mail ballots Saturday; voters should receive them early next week. The deadline to return ballots via mail, drop box or accessible voting center is Nov. 8. King County Elections started mailing 1.1 million ballots to voters Oct. 19. “Fortunately, we had some voters who were on top of it and that tipped us off to start checking and seeing if there were any anomalies,” King County Elections spokeswoman Kim van Ekstrom said. “There are always voters who don’t get their ballots. Things happen, and that’s why they have several weeks to try to connect with us.” Officials review calls to the elections office’s phone bank to determine if any issues arise See GLITCH, Page 2

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Workers from Mr. K’s Construction hoist a flagpole at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial. the site will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The site won’t be 100 percent finished at the dedication, said Marty Kester, whose company,

Mr. K’s Construction, is building the monument. Some landscaping will remain See MEMORIAL, Page 3

The Nov. 8 general election doesn’t have any marquee races: no presidential or gubernatorial races, no Congressional or even Legislative races for Snoqualmie Valley voters. But ballots for Valley voters are full of races that could dramatically influence cities, the school district, the parks district and the hospital district. Get the latest election results and analysis at www.snovalleystar.com.


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North Bend resident pleads guilty in federal video copyright case relates to the Internet release of the movie “Iron Man 2” before it reached movie theaters, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. The website was shut down in mid-2010. Jeremy Lynn Andrew, of Eugene, Ore., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the same case. He was an administrator of the site and modera-

By Sebastian Moraga Joshua David Evans, of North Bend, pleaded guilty in Washington, D.C., to one count of conspiracy and one count of criminal copyright infringement. Evans, 34, worked for NinjaVideo.net, a website where users illegally downloaded copyright-protected movies and TV shows. His plea

tor of the forum boards as well as ombudsman. According to the press release, court documents indicate Evans was referred to as “Head God” of uploaders, the person responsible for people bringing new content to the site. The release stated Evans sometimes supervised more See NINJA, Page 6

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Dedicated to Listening and to Serving the Community ‘Ryan has the drive, determination, and business background to make a difference in helping North Bend take the next step in its future. He has demonstrated his leadership abilities, and his willingness to roll up his sleeves and “get to work”. He’s honest, straightforward, and is ready for the challenges facing our community’. - Fritz Ribary, former Mayor of North Bend, -2010 Director of Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. ‘Ryan is committed, and when elected will work with every organization to make North Bend a better place, especially for families with children. In this down economy, he understands without a sincere cooperative effort in supporting each other, our city would not meet the needs of the families who live here’. - Bud Raisio, President Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association ‘Ryan’s 22 year of business experience in North Bend and the Valley and 12 his years of participation and service to the community in many local organizations gives Ryan a “boots on the ground” understanding of the vast spectrum of issues facing the citizens of North Bend. Ryan will bring integrity, character and commitment to his fellow man into the City Council on behalf of the people of the City of North Bend.’ -Sherwood B. Korssjoen, Valley Businessman and former North Bend Planning Commissioner Also endorsed by Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28

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Valley residents hurt in head-on vehicle collision Two Snoqualmie Valley resiCenter in Bellevue. dents were injured early Oct. 24, WSP believes that the 20when their cars collided head-on year-old Smith was intoxicated on Interstate 90 near Exit 34. when the accident occurred, North Bend resident Shelby Startup said. Smith was driving the wrong Smith has not been booked direction on any “If definitely happens more on I-90, heading charges yet, westbound in but could be often than we’d like, the eastbound booked for dribecause it’s potentially a lanes in her ving while Nissan XTerra, fatal mistake.” intoxicated when she and vehicular changed lanes — Julie Startup assault, if and hit a car Washington State Patrol Harper’s head-on. injuries turn Smith did out to be more not have a seat belt on and susserious, Startup said. tained serious injuries. She was Driving the wrong direction taken to Harborview Medical sometimes happens by accident, Center in Seattle, where she and those drivers typically get remains in critical condition, off the road or turn around according to Trooper Julie quickly, she said. Startup, a Washington State If a driver continues to head Patrol spokeswoman. in the wrong direction, drugs The other driver, Alastair or alcohol is typically Harper, of Snoqualmie, suffered involved. minor injuries, even though his “If definitely happens more Lexus LX4 caught fire. often than we’d like, because it’s The 43-year-old Harper was potentially a fatal mistake,” taken to Overlake Medical Startup said.

Glitch From Page 1 during the election. In recent days, the office started to receive calls from Eastside voters about not receiving ballots in the mail. The office hears from a small percentage of voters in every election about not receiving a ballot. If you haven’t received your ballot, call the voter hotline at 206-296-VOTE. “In every single election, you hear a fair amount from us about, if you haven’t received your ballot, call us, call us, call us,” van Ekstrom said. The reason for the delay remains unknown. “We were able to clearly figure out who didn’t get them, but we’re still not completely sure on why it happened,” van Ekstrom said. “We’re still trying

to figure that out.” Officials check ballots throughout the process, from printing and insertion into envelopes to mailing and then to the Renton elections office for tabulation. “We investigated the matter and discovered a technical problem associated with part of our voter database that resulted in exclusion of these ballots from being mailed on the date originally scheduled,” Elections Director Sherril Huff said in a statement issued Friday afternoon. “Quality assurance is an important component of our elections processes and while we regret that this event occurred, I’m pleased that the reviews we have in place helped us in identifying and problem solving the issue.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

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Port of Seattle candidates focus on jobs Stilson residents “We all want to get rid of the hassle of walking through a Port of Seattle Commission security system that feels candidates headed inland to Issaquah for a candidate forum like you’re a salmon swimOct. 13. The forum was orgaming upstream.” By Warren Kagarise

nized by The Issaquah Press, which owns the SnoValley Star, and moderated by Publisher Debbie Berto. The discussion for the candidates focused on the economy and the environment — major issues at the agency responsible for the Port of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In the nonpartisan commissioner races, Democrat Dean Willard, a Sammamish resident and onetime state House of Representatives candidate, faces Republican incumbent Bill Bryant. Richard Pope is challenging incumbent Commissioner Gael Tarleton.

Memorial From Page 1 to be completed, and a temporary memorial stone will be in place this Veterans Day. The stone will have the names of 70 men and women from the Valley who died during wartime, beginning with World War I and ending with the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Three names — Eric Ward, Coby Schwab and Corry Tyler — appear from the country’s most recent wars. Ward, a Mount Si High School graduate and lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Feb. 21, 2010. Schwab was the son-in-law of Snoqualmie residents Steve and Stacy Fenton. He died May 3, 2007, in Iraq. Tyler, the nephew of a North Bend resident, died Aug. 22, 2007, in Iraq.

— Gael Tarleton Port Commissioner Pope did not attend the forum. “At the Port of Seattle, we’re proving that we can rise to what I think is the challenge of time — to generate jobs while protecting the environment,” Bryant said. Despite a recent turnaround for a once scandal-plagued agency, Willard said more progress is needed to create jobs and clean up damage to the environment. “There are too many people that work at the port that don’t

have family-wage jobs,” he said. “Far too frequently, the environmental damage that’s caused by economic activities is borne by those who are least able to bear them.” Tarleton, a respected voice on security, tackled a question about the balance between security and convenience at the bustling airport. “We all want to rid ourselves of pat downs. We all want to get rid of the hassle of walking through a security system that feels like you’re a salmon swimming upstream. Then, suddenly you reach that choke point and you’ve got to climb that ladder and you hope you get to the other side,” she said. “I’m working on that.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

Gone but not forgotten These names will be on the monument: World War I Arthur William Lyford, Peter Erickson, Carl Larson, Battista Pasini, Alfred Parenti, Albert Emery, David Renton, Bert Smith, Lester Pickering, Edward Clements Koester, William Swen, Virgil Detrick

ty,” Kester said. He and his crew will finish installing the monument’s elements this week.

World War II Richard Dunn, George Webb-Venniksen, William Hronek Jr., Bernard Briggs, William Borden, Lloyd Scheel, Jack Dubey, Frank Martindale Jr., Harvey Kierstins, Rodney Boalch, Roy Hackney, Victor Hartley, Elizabeth Erickson, Herman James Jensen, Vincent Robel, Loyal Bright, Clarence Church, Robert White, Norman Christiansen, Eugene Smith, James O’Neil, Donald Olson, Charles Scheuchzer, Thomas The memorial will feature seven flagpoles flying the American flag, and the flags of the five branches of the U.S.

Residents of North Bend’s Stilson neighborhood are campaigning to expand the city’s sewer services to their area, which partially sits in unincorporated King County. Stilson residents are organizing a formal petition drive to form a local improvement district. They have to have the signatures of the owners of at least 50 percent of the neighborhood’s area. They already submitted an informal petition to North Bend Soister, Robert Hatcher, Claude Brown Stephenson, James Machan, Leo Harry McGrath, Lawrence Carmichael, Theron White, Dean Aschin, F.O. Goebel, Carol Cameron, James Kennedy, Jack Odlin, Joe Sheppard, Martin James, James Arthur Barber, Richard Carol Hall, Lawrence Crotts, Lloyd Eugene Hume Korea William Scott, John Carlson, Gordon Bothell, Albert E. Armed Forces and the U.S. Merchant Marine. Ten large stones gathered from across the Snoqualmie

City Council with signatures from owners of 37.8 percent of the area’s land. An informal petition with at least 10 percent of the area’s ownership had to be submitted before the city would allow them to collect signatures for a formal petition. If they are able to collect the necessary signatures, the city will perform cost estimates to determine how much the project would cost. Between one-third and half of See SEWER, Page 6 Barfuse, Charles Englehart, Donald B. Cameron Vietnam Donald Gene Davenport, Robert Allen Montgomery, Timothy Demos, Ronald James Johnson, Larry Michael Heen, James David Nansel, James Sanders, Joe Sweetman Iraq-Afghanistan Eric Levi Ward, Coby G. Schwab, Corry Paul Tyler

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Tarleton, Bryant for port commissioners

Endorsement, support for Karyn Denton

Bill Bryant should be reelected to his position on the Port of Seattle Commission. His opponent, Dean Willard, is enthusiastic and thoughtful, but Bryant has proven his ability to lead the commission. Before Bryant, the commission was at the center of one controversy after another. Bryant has steered the commission through tough financial management issues and corrected the course. His commitment to bringing port issues to the public is outstanding, and he has gained respect across the political spectrum. Willard should remain engaged in the public process. The local political scene needs more candidates with his enthusiasm and ideas. Candidate Gael Tarleton, the commission’s expert on security issues, is a shoo-in for another term. Her opponent, Richard Pope, is a perennial candidate for one office or another and not a serious contender.

I-1125 not right answer to new tolling fees

Recent mailings and editorial letters disparaging Snoqualmie Valley Hospital compels me to respond to the small-minded

Initiative 1125 is misleading and misguided. It is based on the assumption that the Legislature has run amok, bending rules on road tolls and taxes. Voters should hold their elected representatives accountable, and highway tolls shouldn’t be abused by the Legislature. But Tim Eyman’s I-1125 isn’t the way to do either of those things. I-1125 limits road tolls to funding of a single specific project. So, if tolling for the new state Route 520 bridge shifts traffic to Interstate 90, causing it to slow to a crawl, drivers will just have to slog through it. There will be no money available for congestion relief on I-90, and tolling I-90 just to return some balance between the two bridges is also out. I-1125 says tolling rates must be determined by the Legislature, not an appointed commission. We prefer depoliticizing the decision. It also slips in a little wiggle that stops light rail from expanding across Lake Washington via Interstate 90.Most of all, the Eastside voted to fund light rail from Seattle to Bellevue and beyond. If it is off the table, do we get back our share of taxes already paid? I-1125 is misleading at best, convoluted for sure. Vote no.

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Harborview, where the trauma surgeons saved my life. I am able to attribute my 100 percent recovery to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and its excellent team, which includes physicians, nursing staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc. Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is a vital part of our ever-expanding Snoqualmie/North Bend/Fall City community providing needed healthcare close to home and convenience to numerous Valley residents and their families. Mr. Pollard conveniently ignores the fact that the hospital is financially healthy and a growing organization that cares deeply about the patients and families it serves. Apparently, Mr. Pollard is only concerned with hospital finance and not patients, quality patient healthcare or the future needs of our community. Please join me in voting for Karyn Denton in the upcoming See LETTERS, Page 9

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Life can be good, even in cow manure By Slim Randles Dewey Decker, our valley’s purveyor of processed hay, whistled as he dressed. He’d double showered, washed the pickup and put on his blue tie again. Emily Stickles at the Italian place for dinner with a crisp evening and a partial moon. Romantic enough to hug a cactus. He strolled out to the pickup in a jaunty mood, and, as a last thought, removed the magnetic signs from the truck’s doors advertising his fertilizer business. Hey, if the lovely and gracious Emily wanted to think of Dewey as someone with a manure fetish, far be it from him to wreck her notions. She’s going out to dinner with him, right? First things first. Once inside the restaurant, and ensconced at a candlelit table with a checkered tablecloth, Dewey ordered wine and they both sipped and smiled. “Shall we order before the interview, Dewey?” she asked. “It’s OK that I call you Dewey?” “Sure.” “Good. And I’m Emily.” They ordered from Richard Constable, who had gone to school with Dewey. Richard’s attempt at an Italian accent was just one of those little plusses, you know?

Emily put her tape recorder on the table between them and pushed the record button. “I hope you don’t mind if I record this, Dewey. It’s just that this situation is … well, unusual, and I want to make sure I remember everything.” Dewey smiled and waved a hand Slim Randles in agreement. Columnist “Now Dewey,” she said, “what makes you believe you’re in cow manure?” Dewey thought a minute. “Emily, have you ever stopped to consider how barren

our lives have become? That’s why I’m so interested in bringing, well, fertility to our society and gardens.” “But Dewey, you’re a … well, a rather attractive man, if you don’t mind my saying so, and there’s no reason to picture yourself in … cow manure.” Dewey didn’t mind her saying so. He studied her amazing cheekbones and wondered how many more recording sessions he could arrange before she had enough to write her doctoral thesis on “Manure Man.” Life is sometimes awfully good. Brought to you by Slim’s new book and great stocking stuffer, “A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing Up Right.” Learn more at www.nmsantos.com/Slim/Slim.html.

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Niña is most likely” this winter, according to a statement Snoqualmie, North Bend, released by the NOAA. King County and the La Niña cycles are caused by Washington State Department colder water temperatures in the of Pacific Ocean’s Transportation equatorial On the Web are just a few of region. The the public agen❑ King County Flood colder water cies getting Control District: www.kingkeeps the ready for a countyfloodcontrol.org Pacific Jet potentially cold ❑ Flood insurance: Stream over and wet winter. www.floodsmart.gov the Pacific Meteor❑ Emergency preparations: Northwest for ologists with http://3days3ways.org longer than the National ❑ Flood warnings: usual, which Oceanic and www.kingcounty.gov/flood brings more Atmospheric moisture, Administration while more are forecasting another La Niña cold air comes down from the winter for the Pacific Northwest, Arctic. which means a greater chance of The result is a greater chance significant flooding. However, of a colder and wetter winter — their models forecast that a See FLOOD, Page 7 “weak or moderate strength La By Dan Catchpole

the neighborhood are outside city limits, according to North Bend Public Works Director Ron Garrow. But all of the Stilson neighborhood sits inside the city’s urban growth boundary, so the city is responsible for sewer services. North Bend recently completed a $15 million sewer expansion project in the city’s eastern end, which was annexed into the city in 2009. If residents gather enough signatures and the City Council approves the proposed expansion, North Bend could require that residents in the neighborhood’s unincorporated area not protest the city’s annexation of the area. Two residents from the neighborhood asked the City Council for its support of the project at the council’s Oct. 18 meeting, when it accepted the informal petition. One resident, Sherry

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Rogers, told the council that in the next five years she will have to replace her septic system, a major expense. The sewer will be expanded eventually, she said, so better to start now and avoid potentially unnecessary costs, like replacing a septic system. Not all of her neighbors feel the same way, though. Residents will have to pay for the sewer

expansion, which won’t be an insignificant sum. Leaflets opposing the proposed sewer expansion were recently left at houses in the Stilson area. “There’s some bad feelings” between neighbors, Rogers told the council. Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or editor@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

pleaded guilty. Police have issued an arrest warrant for the fifth co-defendant, Zoi Mertzanis, of Greece. Evans faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison on each count, a fine of $250,000, and three years’ supervised release following any prison term. His sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 27. The NinjaVideo.net shows a banner stating the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office has seized the domain name.

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Calling all turkeys! Mount Si Helping Hands Food Bank needs help collecting 340 turkeys by Nov. 16. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Arrange a special drop off time by calling food bank Director Heidi Dukich at 7856789. Learn more at www.mtsifoodbank.org.

North Bend Parks Commission helps clean up city park Members of the North Bend Parks Commission pitched in Oct. 8 to clean up E.J. Roberts Park as part of the city’s Adopta-Park Program. Parks Commission members provided 12 hours of service, weeding flower beds and clearing blackberries from the tennis courts. The commission members also worked on the park during the summer, painting benches, picnic tables, garbage cans and play equipment. Individuals and groups can help keep North Bend’s parks clean through the city’s Adopt-aPark Program. Information on the program is available on the city’s website — www.northbendwa.gov — under ‘Forms/Applications.’

King County Council donates ‘retired’ vans to nonprofit groups King County Council members agreed to donate 27 former vanpool vehicles to nonprofit organizations Sept. 12, so the vehicles can aid senior citizens See VANS, Page 9

Flood From Page 6 and more flooding. Some of the Snoqualmie Valley’s worst flooding in recent years came during La Niña — 2008-2009, 1998-1999 and 1995-1996. La Niña’s counterpart is El Niño, which brings warmer winters to the Northwest. In between the two are neutral years, which can see a wide range of weather conditions. Last year, the Pacific Northwest experienced a La Niña winter. Typically, the second year of consecutive La Niña winters is milder. If flooding does occurs, North Bend is ready. The city already has 10,000 bags and sand stockpiled. The bags would be available for residents in the city and unincorporated King County, per an agreement signed between the county and city last year. City work crews have already cleared catch basins and channels, and finished pre-season inspections of flood facilities, North Bend City Administrator Duncan Wilson said. The city has also contacted residents in the floodplain, reminding them of the potential danger of flooding. North Bend’s radio station — 1650 AM — will switch from broadcasting tourism information to emergency information in the event of significant flooding. Washington State Department of Transportation crews are also getting ready for what could be another year of nasty weather. An ice storm before

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Thanksgiving and March 31. Washington last year shut before the snow hits.” down roads ski resorts — Ric Willand could benefit and highways as crews fought WSDOT from La Niña, which should to stay on top of the bad conmean more ditions. snow, accord“We want to be ready before ing to Joel Gratz, a meteorolothe snow hits,” WSDOT gist and founder of Maintenance Supervisor Ric www.coloradopowderforecast.com. Willand said. “Some of this Residents in floodplains equipment has sat for several should be prepared for flooding. months in the garage — we’re King County Flood Control getting it out and dusting it off, District recommends taking the following steps: making sure it still works and is ready to go.” ❑ Make an emergency plan; Drivers can put studded tires ❑ Put an emergency kit together; on their cars, permitted in Washington between Nov. 1

❑ Buy flood insurance, which takes 30 days to take effect; ❑ Monitor local news media if severe weather is forecast; ❑ Protect possessions by storing valuables and electronics in high places; ❑ Move vehicles, outdoor animals and equipment to high ground before flood waters rise; and ❑ Dispose of hazardous chemicals, such as lawn and gardening herbicides, to reduce contamination in flood waters. Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or editor@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

Elect Piper M. Muoio for North Bend City Council Position #7 www.electpiper.com Piper’s Philosophy I believe my role as a City Council Member is moderator and facilitator for the voice of the Citizens of North Bend. I promise to remind myself and others to always think about what is best for the city in every aspect – economically, financially and generally for the well-being of the community and its citizens. I will always ask the hard questions and not go with the flow or the old way of doing things. Lastly, but most importantly, perform my job as the Citizens of North Bend Always.

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Police Blotter Snoqualmie police Attempted car break-in At 12:18 a.m. Oct. 21, police responded to a call from the 37100 block of Southeast Stewart Street. The caller said that five to 10 minutes before, a man had tried to break into the caller’s boyfriend’s car. Police could not locate the man, described as tall, slender, wearing a black hood and dark jeans and carrying a flashlight. Police found no other vehicles in the area had been disturbed.

Rollin’ down the line At 12:51 p.m. Oct. 22, dispatch received multiple reports of a person rolling on the railroad tracks near the 8400 block of Railroad Avenue. Police could not locate the person.

Pig on the loose At 3:50 p.m. Oct. 22, police responded to a call from the 8800 block of Railroad Avenue. A homeowner had found a potbellied pig in her backyard and did not know what to do. Police returned the pig to its yard.

Pit stop arrest At 8:32 p.m. Oct. 23, a driver turned headlights on and drove away when he saw police approach the gates of Snoqualmie Point Park, 37444 S.E. Winery Road. After police told the driver to stop, the driver told officers he had gotten lost trying to find Snoqualmie Casino and the car’s headlights

were off because one of his passengers had to relieve himself. Asked for identification, the driver responded that his license was suspended. The driver was arrested and later released. A check on the names of the passengers showed one had a warrant for her arrest out of King County. Police arrested her and took her to King County Jail. The vehicle was turned over to the one passenger with a valid driver’s license.

Abandoned vehicle complaint At 3:43 p.m. Oct. 25, police responded to a complaint from a resident of the 8800 block of Norman Avenue Southeast. The resident said a vehicle had been parked without moving for a month. Police contacted the daughter of the vehicle’s owner. The woman said her father is terminally ill and her mother is in rehab, but she pledged to park the car in her driveway for now.

No license, no driving At 10:22 p.m. Oct. 25, police arrested the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder driving west on Meadowbrook Way near the intersection of Railroad Avenue. The driver had a suspended license. Police had the vehicle towed and the 23-year-old driver was later released.

North Bend police Outstanding warrant At 8:03 p.m. Sept. 29, police contacted a man in the 300 block of Main Avenue South regarding the theft of a bicycle.

A status check showed the man had an outstanding warrant issued by Snoqualmie police for possession of marijuana. Police arrested the man and turned him over to the Snoqualmie Police Department.

Don’t talk to my boyfriend At 1:05 p.m. Sept. 30, a 16year-old girl was talking to a friend near her house in the 200 block of Downing Avenue North, when another girl walked up to her, and slapped and punched her. The suspect then walked toward the QFC in the 400 block of East North Bend Way. The victim later told police she had talked to the suspect’s boyfriend earlier that day. The suspect is about 5-feet, 7-inches, with a thin build, brown hair and a lip ring. The victim said she did not know where the suspect lives and declined to press charges. She just wanted police to find her and tell her not to do that again.

Teenaged shoplifters At 6:01 p.m. Oct. 3, police arrived at the Vanity Fair Factory Store in the 500 block of South Fork Avenue. An employee at the store told police that around 5:30 p.m. she went to use the restroom. She saw a hanger drop to the floor in one stall, some pants lying on the floor and two people in the same stall. She notified the manager, who suggested to the people in the stall that they use a fitting room. The two declined, saying they were trying on bras. Two teenage girls exited the stall and gave the managers three bras before walking out of the store.

NOVEMBER 3, 2011 The manager checked the trash bin, and found bra tags and underwear tags. Police contacted mall security, which then located three teenage girls, two of whom matched the manager’s descriptions. The girls admitted to taking items from the store. An authorized search of the girls’ bags yielded three t-shirts from another store and three pieces of underwear from the Vanity Fair store. The third girl was released to her mother after it was confirmed that she had not participated in the theft. The two other girls will face charges of third-degree theft.

Just passing through At 10:50 p.m. Oct. 5, police saw someone sleeping in the Interstate 90 underpass at 468th Avenue Southeast. Police contacted the man, who said he was just passing through North Bend. The man told police he had two non-extraditable warrants out of Kitsap County. Police told him he was trespassing by being under the bridge, and told him he could stay there for the evening, but he would be charged if police found garbage or damage to the bridge.

Road rage At 1:37 p.m. Oct. 6, police tended to a victim of road rage near the intersection of West North Bend Way and Bendigo Boulevard. The man told police that he had stopped on Bendigo Boulevard for a stoplight, with three cars in front and a white four-door sedan Ford Taurus behind him. The victim saw in his rearview mirror a man coming from behind the white car

and approaching him. The man punched the driver door window, called the victim a bastard and hit the side rearview mirror. The victim rolled down the window a bit, and the man spit at him and punched him. The window lessened the force of the punch, but the man reacted by kicking the side mirror off its housing. The man walked back into the car, then returned to where the victim was, but didn’t make contact. The man returned to the passenger seat of the car, and the woman driving turned around and headed back south on Bendigo Boulevard. Police later found no one home at the attacker’s address. The attacker was about 55-65 years old, white, with white, short hair, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and stocky.

Occupied bathroom At 1:03 a.m. Oct. 7, police showed up at a McDonald’s restaurant in the 700 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. Restaurant employees told police that a man had been in its bathroom for an hour, taking drugs and refusing to leave. Police walked into the bathroom, and recognized the man’s voice as belonging to a person wanted in connection to the theft of a $5,000 bicycle the day before. When he left the stall, the man resisted arrest and had to be brought to the ground, where he kept resisting. He was arrested in connection to the bicycle theft. As he got up, a pouch fell on the floor. Police saw it contained heroin. He was taken to the King County Jail. See BLOTTER, Page 18

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and others through local programs. The vans served in King County Metro Transit’s vanpool fleet for at least six years and reached the end of service. The county considers the vans as surplus, and then donates or sells the vehicles. “With little county funding available to support human services, these retired vans are one way we still can help nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens,” Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, Snoqualmie Valley’s representative, said in a statement. “These vans will continue to serve the public in new ways throughout their useful lives.” The council started donating former Metro Transit Vanpool vehicles to local nonprofit organizations in 1995. The vehicles provide transportation for disabled and low-income people, young adults and senior citizens.

hospital commissioner election. Barbi Donovan Snoqualmie

State agency reminds people to move safely The state Utilities and Transportation Commission reminds people planning in-state moves to check up on movers beforehand. Many moving companies falsely advertise as “licensed and insured” — but only in-state moving companies permitted by the commission, a watchdog agency, can make legal moves. Customers hiring illegal companies See MOVE, Page 18

It’s time to upgrade our school board In response to certain claims made by Ms. Stedman in her recent letter, it has become clear to our residents that the incumbent school board directors are not representing either all communities across the district, or even their own resident communities. If our incumbent directors were effective in serving all of our communities atlarge, then they would be laser-focused on addressing the most important concerns of our students, parents, teachers and taxpayers districtwide. This includes halting the increasing class sizes since they’ve been in office; lowering our student drop-out rates (highest of any Eastside district); increasing our on-time graduation rates (lowest of any Eastside district); solving the wide-spread assaults that take place in our schools and buses; increasing the number of students taking the SAT/ACT tests (among the lowest on the Eastside); and joining other school boards who are pressuring the state to restore funding. They would not be appearing to have private meetings out of the public eye in violation of state law, dismissing student safety incidents, placing bond proposals on the ballot that are so whacky that when defeated they diminish prospects of future bonds passing when we really need new schools built, and residents

PAGE 9 have one. The kids in Snoqualmie will be bused to Fall City or North Bend. Snoqualmie is the fastest growing city in the state of Washington per the 2010 census. Carolyn Simpson has lived here during that growth. She’s had two kids that have graduated from this district and are now at the University of Washington. She knows firsthand what our district’s needs are. And she’s willing to fix what’s broken. I read Mr. Popp’s quote, “I believe the city of Snoqualmie leadership is putting property developers first. They need to put children first.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. The Snoqualmie City Council is currently working with the school board. And I can assure you, Snoqualmie is a family-oriented city that puts the needs of our children first. The current SVSD school board members reside in Fall City, Redmond and North Bend (three from North Bend). Carolyn Simpson will help balance our school board, which will be a benefit to our district and our children. If you’d like to see some balance on the school board, vote for Carolyn Simpson. I’ve known her for years and have personally worked with her on many projects here in the Valley. She’s done amazing things for our SVSD students’ growth, development and academics. She is the only person from Snoqualmie that is running and will definitely work for the best interest of all of the kids in the Valley. We have an opportunity to have an A+ school board. I am voting for Simpson and Geoff Doy. And trust me — I have done my homework. Lanice Gillard Snoqualmie

would not be required to file a Freedom of Information Act to obtain information from them. The incumbents are not representing their own local area residents, either, as they gerrymandered the school director boundaries to protect their incumbent seats, deny Snoqualmie resident director representation and break up North Bend’s communities of mutual interests. Yes, it’s time for an upgrade of our school board. We need directors who have time to invest in the role, unburdened by full-time jobs. Directors who are willing to make operations much more transparent, communicate more effectively with us, who can develop a strategic plan whose priorities drive our budget and are focused on stakeholders. We parents, teachers and taxpayers have an opportunity to add the clarity, candor and competence that Geoff Doy, Peggy Johnson and Carolyn Simpson will bring to the board, so please look at their websites and speak with each of them. Stephen Kangas North Bend

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Halloween hijinks around the Valley WEB EXTRA See more photos at www.snovalleystar.com

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Yarrrgh! Trick-or-treat! Carter Pass, of Snoqualmie, is ready to plunder some candy. The 2-yearold wanted to be a pirate because his favorite TV show is Disney's ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirates.’

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Ghouls and ghosts haunt the halls of Mount Si High School. Contributed

At left, Katarina Kangas, of North Bend, is flush with candy — it’s hidden under the towel bowl bottom.

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Members of the competitive gymnastics team at Puget Sound Gymnastics and Dance show off their costumes. The North Bend school had a Halloween party that included relay races, open gym time and a costume contest. Hailey Williams, of North Bend, won the contest with her cow costume. Contributed

Three trick-or-treaters get a scare in a haunted garage in North Bend.

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Robert Pinsky’s house is ready for Halloween on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Adeline Keiser, of North Bend, is all a-buzz for Halloween at Si View Parks District’s Harvest Carnival.

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Crystal, left, and her daughter Fiona watch her youngest daughter Joon, who has autism, during a meeting with Nikki Lloyd and Sally Rasmussen from Encompass. Lloyd and Rasmussen are helping Crystal learn about parenting for a child with autism. It is help that she would not have received before coming to House of Hope, a shelter for homeless women with families.

North Bend shelter helps families get back on their feet By Dan Catchpole Joon is a big-eyed girl with sparkling blond hair. The 2 1/2year-old is quick to smile. Joon and her older, shyer sister, Fiona, play in a spacious living room as her mother, Crystal, talks to two women about the younger girl. Joon briefly slaps at the keys of an upright piano, hides beneath a blanket, struts about with a dinosaur stuffed animal and fiddles with a pair of rain boots. She is giggling, murmuring, cooing and making noises most might call gibberish. But Joon knows what she is saying, and Crystal knows it means something, even if she doesn’t always know what her daughter, who has autism, is saying. “She speaks Joonish,” Crystal said. For many parents, having a child diagnosed with autism is devastating. It turns their world upside down. For Crystal, it was a relief to hear the diagnosis in early October. The diagnosis might have been delayed by the family’s itinerant lifestyle. Up until August, the three were homeless. They stayed where they could — with Crystal’s friends and in

shelters. “I was like a gypsy moving back and forth from place to place,” she said. Her younger sister told her to call House of Hope, a shelter near North Bend for homeless women with children. “Life-changing” is how Crystal described the shelter. “It’s become a home for me and my girls,” she said. The number of homeless families is rising. It jumped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2010, according to a report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued in June. The shelter is privately funded. It is run by Mamma’s Hands, a nonprofit group founded by Dennis Hancock, of North Bend, in 1990. The shelter opened in 1994, with the intention of focusing its impact on the quality, not quantity. Only 20 to 25 families go through the shelter per year, which owns three houses on an expansive compound in the woods. Their average stay is eight to 10 months. The shelter’s goal is to have them move into transitional housing when they leave.

To accomplish that, House of Hope teaches the women the habits that many people take for granted but needed to hold a job and provide for a family. A legion of outside counselors works with the women at House of Hope. The shelter has one fulltime employee, Marcia Bennett-Reinert. “Most of the women don’t know how to interact with a group of people,” BennettReinert says. “If someone is rude to them, they don’t know to handle that except to get angry.” Most of the women are also victims of domestic violence, and have lived in fear, she said. “Some come from such horrible things, you don’t know how they put it behind them,” she said. She recalled one woman who had been stabbed twice, had her jaw broken twice, had been “raised with curling irons” and had miscarried after being beaten by her mother. “She’s now in transitional housing and going to school online. And she’s going to succeed, because she knows she See SHELTER, Page 13

House of Hope fundraiser The Black Dog in Snoqualmie is hosting a fundraising event for House of Hope on Nov. 19. The show’s highlight will be a performance by The Five Star Haulers, a classic rock band. The Haulers, which includes Black Dog co-owner Rich Payne, was formed to play primarily benefit shows. “We want what we do to mean something,” Payne said. Most of the band’s seven members have known each other since high school. The band’s first benefit concert in January raised $15,000 to pay for medical expenses of a classmate of several band members. When Payne had an opportunity to arrange a benefit show for House of Hope, it was a no-brainer, he said. “I hope this will be a continuing relationship, at least with the Black Dog,” he added. Like The Haulers, the restaurant’s owners knew they wanted to give back to the community when they opened earlier this year. “We’re part of the community. People spend their money in our store, and we’re not there just to take from the community. We’re there to give back, too,” Payne said. Of course, helping people makes him feel good. “You kind of get greedy for it, for benefiting the community,” he said.

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From Page 12 can,” Bennett-Reinert said. A place to breathe At House of Hope out in the woods, the women can let down their guards and focus on learning valuable parenting skills, working with a mental health counselor and earning a GED if they don’t have a high school diploma. The shelter requires that and more of the women in residence. “They can come here and breathe,” Bennett-Reinert said. Crystal is working with development specialists from Encompass, the North Bendbased family and child services organization, to learn how best to take care of Joon. “Sometimes I don’t know if she’s hungry, because she can’t tell me,” she said. The diagnosis and help offered by Encompass has reassured Crystal and given her new hope. “All the things that she does that I thought were so strange are normal for a child with autism,” she said. Since the shelter asks — and expects — a lot from the women it works with, they are carefully screened by Bennett-Reinert before being accepted. She interviews them at least twice and takes a urine sample. To move in, a person must be sober. Because the program is selective, more than two-thirds of its clients move into transitional housing and on with their lives, Bennett-Reinert said. Even more impressive, only 7 percent of those women

By Sebastian Moraga

Staff and patrons of the Snoqualmie Library made 1,000 paper cranes over several weeks. Japanese tradition says that a person’s wish comes true if he or she makes 1,000 paper cranes.

Encompass is looking for parents to serve on advisory committee Encompass wants parents to help steer the family- and childservices organization’s future direction. Parents would serve on the Encompass Parent Advisory Council. The council was formed to ensure that input from parents is utilized by Encompass staff and its board of directors. It would function in a similar capacity to a PTSA board for a school, according to a news release from the North Bendbased organization. It will “guide Encompass services, serve as a focus group for new ideas, and provide invaluable feedback for the staff and board,” according to the news release. The council will meet every four months. After some initial guidance from Encompass staff, the coun-

cil will be led by its own members. Parents who could be involved in Encompass are welcome to join the council. Learn more by calling Kerry Beymer or Rochelle Clayton Strunk at 888-2777.

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PAGE 13 become homeless again, she said. Transition can be difficult, but the shelter continues to work with the women after they leave. Less reliable funding House of Hope is able to invest so many resources in the families it works with because it doesn’t take government money. Bennett-Reinert likes being free from the time limits that often come with public funding. “Nobody in Olympia or Washington, D.C., knows my moms,” she said. The shelter has developed a network of nonprofit groups, companies, volunteers and contributors that it draws on for support. Groups like Encompass and Eastside Baby Corner provide vital services and supplies. The Snoqualmie Valley School District does an excellent job of integrating older children into classrooms, she said. The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle gives the shelter free passes. “Every kid should grow up with memories of going to the zoo,” Bennett-Reinert said. She is constantly looking for new grant opportunities and new partnerships. Right now, she is trying to find a way to take the families to the Seattle Aquarium and a Seahawks game. House of Hope runs on a shoestring budget, she said. While the shelter doesn’t rely on taxpayer money, it has felt state cuts to social services in recent years, because the families at the shelter rely on state assistance for things like food and medical insurance. Bennett-Reinert puts in long hours working with the families. But she knows her limitations.

To help There are plenty of ways to help House of Hope, including donations, volunteering and fundraising. The shelter can always use gift cards, especially to Payless Shoes and grocery stores. It can also use the following goods and services: toiletries, home medical supplies, nonperishable food, cleaning supplies, arts and crafts supplies, and vehicle maintenance. The shelter’s three houses each have a piano, but it no longer has a volunteer piano teacher. House of Hope also needs volunteer drivers (mostly local trips) and child care. Contact Marcia BennettReinert at 206-915-2073 or HouseOfHopeWashington@yah oo.com. Donations can be made online at www.mammashands.org, click on the ‘Contribute’ link on the left column.

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“I can’t save the world. I can’t even save them, but I can give them tools and introduce them to people who can teach them tools so they can save themselves,” she said. Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or editor@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

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Frisbee club takes flight at Mount Si By Sebastian Moraga

By Sebastian Moraga

Students at Twin Falls Middle School built cars powered by mousetraps. These three children built two of the cars that traveled the farthest in the class. From left, Lauren Zinkan, whose car finished in second place; Connor Lien, who holds the first-place car built by Matthew Young (not pictured), and Stefan Van Handel, who built the third-place car with Lien.

Mousetrap cars go the distance at Twin Falls the cars. “The journal helps me figure out what they were thinkMickey and Jerry beware. ing of, how many times they Either that or get on board, but redesigned, how they decided to carefully. put this contraption in the back Twin Falls Middle School stuhere.” dents in Dawn Frearson’s science Children used ping-pong class turned a rodent’s nightballs, compact discs or records as mare into a roadster by building wheels, and fishing poles and cars powered by mousetraps. blunted darts to handle the trap, “This project was built so it would not snap on their around the idea of design,” fingers. Frearson said. “One of the The car had to be a makeshift Washington contraption — standards is that no students “We had to use a lot of students underwith storestand the design different things to put it bought wheels process.” or ready-made together.” The design pieces. process is a con“That was a — Stefan Van Handel real challenge tinuous multiStudent for them,” step program similar to the Frearson said. scientific “They had to method that engineers use when find a way to attach the CDs to building something. NASA’s the axle without it wobbling.” website shows eight steps. That was only one challenge, They range from identifying students said. the problem — “How can I Materials broke, cut, snapped design a (blank) that will or came unglued. (blank)” the website states — to “We had to use a lot of differbuilding and refining a model or ent things to put it together, like prototype. a power saw and a little, teeny, Students kept journals of tiny drill bit, like 1/16th of an their work and reported their inch,” said Stefan Van Handel, progress to class three times in who built a car in tandem with five weeks. classmate Connor Lien. “Just looking at the final The car that traveled the farproduct, I have no idea what the thest won an award. The stuthinking behind it was,” See CARS, Page 15 Frearson said, holding one of By Sebastian Moraga

Like a baby, the Ultimate Frisbee Club at Mount Si High School is only days old, but the idea of creating it sprouted long before that. “It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for years,” club president Kyle Seymour said. “We just decided to make it happen this year.” Seymour co-founded the club alongside Matt Bumgardner, Kyle Seymour, Aaron Tevis and Carson Wilson. The club became official less than two weeks ago. Ultimate Frisbee, also called Ultimate in some regions due to Frisbee being a trademark, was born in the 1960s and it looks in many ways like a game of soccer or football, played with a disc instead of with a ball. “It carries elements from different sports, like the passing, from soccer and football,” Bumgardner said. Wilson said the defensive schemes are reminiscent of basketball. The Mount Si club begins just as the weather turns unfriendly, so most matches will happen in spring. Until then, the group will meet every Wednesday to practice, Seymour said. Once spring arrives, so will the games, he predicted, not

By Sebastian Moraga

Aaron Tevis, one of the co-founders of the Ultimate Frisbee club at Mount Si High School. The club is less than a month old, but already has a coach, and 15 members attending practices on Wednesdays. knowing who the opponents will be. If no other schools or clubs appear, the club will play

intramural matches. See FRISBEE, Page 15

JV basketball team awaits leader at Chief Kanim Middle School By Sebastian Moraga The hardwood is there, the girls are there, the orange balls and hoops are there. All that’s missing in this ensemble is the grown-up with the whistle. Chief Kanim Middle School seeks a volunteer coach for its junior varsity girls’ basketball squad. The volunteer coach for the past two years was unavailable this year, Principal Kirk Dunckel said. The volunteer job, he said, requires little traveling because all games are against schools from the district and against Carnation’s Tolt Middle School. Dunckel said the team’s next volunteer coach has three main responsibilities: be on time for practices, be on time for games and know what you’re talking about. “We would like to have someone with experience and they will be working with

another JV coach we already have on staff that could serve as a mentor,” he wrote in an email. Dave Weller, JV coach at Twin Falls Middle School, said a JV coach need not know all things hoop, but at least the basics. “A lot of times you’re working by yourself,” he said, “so you look for someone who can handle the team on their own.” You can’t walk into the gym thinking you know it all, he said. Keep an open mind to new ideas and keep wanting to learn, he added. Rivalries get intense, the games get competitive, but the players are young, Dunckel wrote, and still learning. “We want to make it fun for all of them, yet get them to understand they are part of a competitive team,” he wrote. To Weller, having fun is not part of the equation. It is the

equation. “The key is to really stay positive,” he said, “especially with the younger kids, so they learn to love the sport before they get good at it.” When asked what kind of person should not take the job, Weller responded the kind of person who stresses out easily. Nevertheless, Weller likes the gig. “It’s very fun,” he said. “We get a wide spread of skills. Some girls have never played before, some have.” A coach of a JV team, Weller said, must remember that in the phrase “student-athlete” student comes first for a reason. “They have to make sure the kids’ schoolwork is up,” he said. “But you got to make it fun. You want the girls to come back.” Sebastian Moraga: 392-6434, ext. 221, or smoraga@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.


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Matt Wenman, band director at Twin Falls Middle School and a longtime flying disc enthusiast, will coach the club. Seymour said the group expects to have a competitive team within a year. Players should bring athletic gear to practices, Seymour said. Cleats are recommended and nice clothes are discouraged. “Wear something you can dive in,” he added. Members will likely have to pay a one-time fee of about $30 to $40, but that’s not certain, Seymour added. What makes the game attractive is its athleticism. What makes it attractive among high schoolers is its popularity at the college level, Tevis said. In the Valley, the game is not as popular as it is in some areas of Seattle, Seymour said. At Mount Si, however, the word traveled fast, and 15 people have appeared at practices, almost all male. The four co-founders said girls are more than welcome. “We only have one girl member,” she said. “But we encourage girls to show up.”

dents also gave the “MACC” award to the “most awesome creative car,” Frearson said. The winner of the distance award was Matthew Young’s car, which traveled 28.8 meters, or 94.4 feet. Lauren Zinkan’s car traveled 23 meters, or 75.4 feet, and earned second place. Lien and Van Handel’s car finished third, at 22.6 meters or 74.1 feet, although the drivers fell out. “We had glued two mice,” Lien said. The fake rodents wound up in the engineers’ pockets. The cars now sit idle along the wall of Frearson’s classroom, but they will be the focus of a unit on force and motion later this year. Frearson said she was happy with the outcome, as it sparked the children’s interest in design. “Kids are natural designers,” she said. “They are always questioning, asking and trying to make it better. They don’t get enough time playing with things, building and taking things apart. This just satisfies that in them.”

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Wildcats smash Totems en route to playoffs By Dan Catchpole The Mount Si Wildcats showed up at Sammamish High School with rain falling Oct. 28 expecting to roll over the Totems. But it was Sammamish that drew first blood, scoring a touchdown in the game’s first five minutes. However, that would be all the Totems had to say that wet night in Bellevue. On the extra point attempt, the Wildcats’ Josh Mitchell barreled through and over Sammamish’s line, and with his 6-foot, 4-inch frame stretched out, slammed the football to the turf. Mount Si dominated the rest of the final game of the regular season, winning 41-6. The Wildcats will be looking to ride the momentum from the win into their playoff game against Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor this Saturday, Nov. 5. Against Sammamish, wide receiver Tyler Button scored two touchdowns. Button got Mount Si on the board in the first quar-

Mount Si at Peninsula ❑ When: 7 p.m. Nov. 5 ❑ Where: Peninsula High School, 14105 Purdy Drive N.W., Gig Harbor ❑ Tickets: $4 student with Associated Student Body card, $7 adult and student without ASB card

ter after catching a 13-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Atkinson. In the second quarter, Button scored again on a 54-yard punt return. Mount Si running back Kailund Williams led the team’s rushing game. Running back Connor Deutsch sat out the game due to an ankle injury from the team’s previous game against Bellevue. The senior is expected back for the playoff game. Deutsch has been the team’s top carrier this season. Deutsch’s injury allowed Mount Si coach Charlie Kinnune

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Mount Si running back Kailund Williams slips past Sammamish defenders in the Wildcats 41-6 win in the season’s final game. to give more playing time to Williams, a junior, who didn’t disappoint. His performance included a 5-yard touchdown run. At halftime, Mount Si led 316. The healthy lead let Kinnune

play some younger players, including sophomore Nick Mitchell, who will likely be the starting quarterback next season. Mitchell’s performance included a 1-yard touchdown run. Kicker Cameron Vanwinkle

had two field goals — one from 45 yards and one from 47 yards. Mount Si finished the 2011 season in third place in the 2A/3A KingCo Conference with See FOOTBALL, Page 17

Mount Si cross country runner earns trip to state championship By Sebastian Moraga The weather was warmer, the competition was tougher, and the stakes were higher. No problem. Improving her performance from the KingCo championships, Mount Si runner Bailey Scott finished 11th at districts and earned a trip to state with a new personal record. Scott finished the 3.1-mile course at Lake Sammamish State Park with a time of 19 minutes, 39.33 seconds, almost 10 seconds faster than her Oct. 20 mark at the same venue. “That was beautiful,” co-head coach Christine Kjenner said. “She put it all on the line. We told her, ‘You need to go to state today.’” Scott was just as excited about her performance. “It feels really awesome,” she said. “Each mile I was like, ‘I am running really hard, but I’m not tired.’ “I definitely left it all out there,” she added. This will be the sophomore’s first trip to state. Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course hosts the

Nov. 5 race. Teammate Abby Bottemiller also qualified for districts, but could not race due to injury. The top 25 runners and top five teams make it to state. Among the boys, Mount Si’s Richard Carmichael finished 36th, with a time of 17 minutes, 8.49 seconds. Like other male runners, including Liberty High School’s Hiron Redman, Carmichael said the way some of the runners behaved affected the race’s outcome. “We got caught in front of a huge roadblock,” he said. “I heard a lot of people complain.” Nevertheless, Carmichael said the responsibility for his rough race lies with him. “In the middle of the race we could have kicked it into gear,” he said. “But we didn’t.” Ben Houldridge finished 46th with a time of 17 minutes, 19.30 seconds, a new personal best for him. Dominick Canady finished 71st with a time of 18 minutes, 2.65 seconds. Sebastian Moraga: 392-6434, ext. 221, or smoraga@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

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Mount Si runner Bailey Scott, right, competes at the district championship meet Oct. 27.


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Mount Si soccer drops heartbreaker to Bellevue in postseason loss By Sebastian Moraga The Mount Si Wildcats’ soccer season came to an abrupt end in just four minutes, with the team losing 3-2 to Bellevue in a playin match at Lake Washington. Mount Si played well enough to win, but dropped its guard toward the end. The Wildcats surrendered the tying goal with two minutes left in regulation and then the winning goal in the second minute of overtime. “We played better,” forward Miranda Rawlings said, “but we let it go and they took advantage of that.” Teary-eyed Wildcats gathered around coach Darren Brown, who told the team it had been a privilege to lead them through the 2011 season.

Scoreboard Prep football KingCo Conference 3A/2A Standings: Bellevue 7-0 (L), 90 (S)*; Mercer Island 6-1, 7-2*; Mount Si 5-2, 6-3*; Juanita 3-4, 4-5; Interlake 3-4, 3-6; Liberty 34, 3-6; Sammamish 1-6, 1-8; Lake Washington 0-7, 2-7. *advanced to preliminary round of state playoffs

Prep girls soccer KingCo Conference 3A/2A Standings: Liberty 14-0-0 (L), 15-1-0 (S)*; Interlake 10-3-1, 123-1; Lake Washington 9-4-1, 9-52; Mount Si 5-6-3, 6-7-3; Bellevue 5-6-3, 5-6-4; Mercer Island 3-9-2, 3-11-2; Juanita 2-83, 3-10-3. *league champion, state qualifier Oct. 25 Game MOUNT SI 2, BELLEVUE 0 Bellevue 0 0 – 0 Mount Si 0 2 – 2 Second half scoring: 1, Miranda Rawlings (MS, Claire Larsen assist), 46:00; 2, Larsen (MS, Rawlings assist), 47:00. Shutout: Sophia Rockow. Oct. 27 Game MOUNT SI 3, MERCER ISLAND 3 Mount Si 12–3 Mercer Island 3 0 – 3 First half scoring: 1, Emily Lightfood (MI, Laura Harrison assist), 4:00; 2, Michelle Day (MI, Isabelle Stribling assist), 11:00; 3, Day (MI, Harrison assist), 25:00; 4, Laura Barnes (MS), penalty kick. Second half scoring: 5, Alyssa Proudfoot (MS, Miranda Rawlings assist), 49:00; 6, Leah Corra (MS, Rawlings assist), 55:00.

Leah Corra, a first-team KingCo selection in her first season of varsity soccer, called the year “amazing. “We just got unlucky,” she said. “Overtime is anyone’s game and we just came up short. I’m really excited about next year, though.” Bellevue will play Nov. 2 against the winner of Mercer Island-Lake Washington. The Wolverines were the rivals for Senior Night at Mount Si, when the Wildcats played one of their best games of the season. Mount Si beat the Wolverines, 2-0, Oct. 25, with back-to-back goals by Rawlings and Claire Larsen in the sixth and seventh minutes of the second half, respectively. Then, two days later and four

“We came back and we battled our hardest and we are so ready for playoffs.”

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KingCo Conference 3A/2A Oct. 27 Tournament Game MOUNT SI 3, LAKE WASHINGTON 0 Lake Washington 13 15 15 – 0 Mount Si 25 25 25 – 3 Mount Si statistics: Kailey Capelouto 11 digs, Lyndsay Carr 11 kills, Rachel Hayford 14 digs, Sarah McDonald 13 kills, Lauren Smith 14 assists, 5 aces; Noelle Stocksland 7 assists. Oct. 29 Tournament Title Game MOUNT SI 3, MERCER ISLAND 1 Mercer Island 18 25 19 17 – 1 Mount Si 25 21 25 25 – 3 Mount Si statistics: Kailey Capelouto 6 kills, Lyndsay Carr 12 kills, 10 digs, 4 aces; Rachel Hayford 17 digs, Sarah McDonald 11 kills, 9 aces; Lauren Smith 31 assists, 3 aces.

Prep boys cross country Sea-King 3A District 2 Championships At Lake Sammamish State Park Varsity race Top Mount Si finishers: 36, Richard Carmichael 17:08.49; 46, Ben Houldridge 17:19.30; 71, Dominick Canady 18:02.65. Open Race Mount Si finishers: 18, Tommy Kirby 17:56.00; 38, Spencer Ricks 18:34.00; 44, Sam Egan 18:37.00; 70, Timothy Corrie 18:59.00; 84, Justin Klock 19:10.00; 85, Ryan 19:11.00; 110, Colby Bentley 19:33.00; 129, Landon Storrud 19:57.00; 180, Paul Nelson 20:59.00; 223, Sam Isen 22:01.00; 224, Kevin Carter 22:02.00; 226, Seth Houldridge 22:07.00; 240, Aaron Robey 22:29.00; 271, Sean Hecker 23:34.00; 273, Dean Sydnor 23:36.00; 285, Quinton Cook 23:49.00; 286, Bailey

— Sophia Rockow Goalkeeper

days before playoffs, the Wildcats played some of their flattest soccer in the first half of the regular season finale, trailing 3-1 to the normally beatable Mercer Island Islanders. The ‘Cats had surrendered three goals before scoring on a late penalty kick before halftime. Brown warned his starters at the break: Get it together in 10 minutes or I empty the bench. With one minute left of

Brown’s deadline, Alyssa Proudfoot connected on a header from a Rawlings free kick. Six minutes later, a Rawlings’ corner kick found Corra’s head and tied the match at 3-3. Mount Si would dominate the rest of the way, but no one would score again, ending with a double-overtime 3-all tie. “This was good for the girls to understand that maybe this happened for a reason,” Brown said. “So the girls can experience this, going into Monday’s game knowing what we need to do.” Goalkeeper Sophia Rockow agreed. “It’s perfect timing, because we have playoffs next week and everyone’s playing together as one unit,” she said. Falling short of a win matters

little when the team fights the way it did to claw back from three-nil down, Rockow said. “We came back and we battled our hardest and we are so ready for playoffs,” she said. The win against Bellevue and the comeback against Mercer Island gave the Wildcats reason to hope. The flip-flop nature of the game against the Islanders gave them reason to pause. “The way we played in the second half of the game, we are going to go through districts and we are going to get to state,” Brown predicted. “But if we played like we did out of the gates, one-and-done.” Sebastian Moraga: 392-6434, ext. 221, or smoraga@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.

Prep girls cross country Sea-King 3A District Championships At Lake Sammamish State Park Varsity race Mount Si finisher: 11, Bailey Scott (Mount Si) 19:39.33. Open race Mount Si finishers: 8, Angelina Belceto 21:42.66; 20, Erin Rylands 22:04.26; 38, Delaney Hollis 22:37.72; 45, Ashley Jackson 22:46.02; 74, Annie Shaw 23:46.77; 80, Ella Thompson 23:54.98; 106, Daniele Curley 24:41.20; 128, Madelynn Esteb 25:07.40; 144, Sally Miller 25:39.26; 146, Madeleine Bezanson 25:41.06; 162, Mari Patis 26:06.46; 166, Jordan Koellen 26:09.07; 223, Stena Peterson 29:43.01; 232, Emma Bateman 30:06.71.

Prep girls swimming KingCo Conference 4A/3A/2A Championships Oct. 29 at Mary Wayte Pool, Mercer Island Team scores: 19, Mount Si 62. Individual results 200 medley relay: prelims, 19, Mount Si (Emma Gieseke, Maddie Hager, Hallie Lynn, Jessica Brady) 2:26.78. Diving: 12, Darbie Dunn (Mount Si) 257.20. 200 freestyle relay: C final, 18, Mount Si (Kelly McCracken, Gieseke, Lynn, Hager) 2:22.24. 100 backstroke: prelims, 43, Brady (Mount Si) 1:14.77. 100 breaststroke: prelims, 40, Brady (Mount Si) 1:22.54. 400 freestyle relay: C final, 15, Mount Si (Lynn, Gieseke, Hager, Brady) 4:54.76.

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Mount Si’s Kailund Williams almost evades a Sammamish tackle in the first quarter.

Football From Page 16 league record. The Wildcats are advancing to the state playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. They will travel to Gig Harbor to take on the Peninsula Seahawks at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, at Roy Anderson Field,

Peninsula High School. The winner of that game will play a Metro League team. The two schools met in 2008, when Mount Si won 339. Wildcats running back Sean Snead set a school record for most touchdowns in a single game with five. Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or editor@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.


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Public meetings ❑ Public Hospital District No. 4 Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 38624 S.E. River St, Snoqualmie ❑ Snoqualmie Valley School Board, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 8001 Silva Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie ❑ Snoqualmie Public Works Committee, 5 p.m. Nov. 7, 38624 S.E. River St. ❑ Snoqualmie Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 38624 S.E. River St. ❑ North Bend Public Health and Safety Committee, 4 p.m. Nov. 8, 211 Main Ave. N. ❑ Snoqualmie Finance and Administration Committee, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 38624 S.E. River St. ❑ Snoqualmie Planning and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 38624 S.E. River St. ❑ North Bend ULID No. 6 Hearing: Final assessment roll, 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 411 Main Ave. S. ❑ Snoqualmie Public Safety budget meeting, 5 p.m. Nov. 10, Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway ❑ North Bend Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 211 Main Ave. N.

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Marty Kester (left) and one of his employees raise one of the seven flagpoles at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial. A dedication ceremony will be held at the memorial at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 38625 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie. A reception will follow. ❑ Leah Stillwell Quartet, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend ❑ Jim Marcotte, 8 p.m. Nov. 5, The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie ❑ North Bend Mountain Film Festival presents “Solitaire,” 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6, North Bend Theatre, 125 Bendigo Boulevard, North Bend ❑ Danny Kolke Trio, 6 p.m. Nov. 6, Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend ❑ Depression and Suicide Awareness Seminar, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8, SVA Main Building, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City. Learn risk factors, warning signs and intervention strategies from clinical specialist Sue Eastgard. ❑ TFMS Café Night, 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Boxley’s, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend ❑ Toddler Story Times, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. ❑ Preschool Story Times, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend. Ages 3 to 6 with adult. ❑ Young Toddler Story Times, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9, Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie. For ages 6 months to 24 months with adult. ❑ Preschool Story Times, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie. For ages 3 to 6 with

an adult. ❑ Open mic, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Twede’s Café, 137 W. North Bend Way, North Bend ❑ Turkey Trot, 9 a.m. Nov. 12, Cascade View Elementary School, 34816 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Come out for a 5K race and children’s 1K fun run. Register at www.runsnoqualmie.com. ❑ The Defeys, 9 p.m. Nov. 12, Snoqualmie Taproom, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.

Volunteer opportunities ❑ Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association invites community members to join a newly formed group to support Snoqualmie’s new sister city, Chaclacayo, Peru. The association already has developed a close relationship with sister city Gangjin, South Korea, which more than 30 residents have visited in the past four years. Email maryrcorcoran@gmail.com or call 503-1813. ❑ The Mount Si Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help unload food at noon Mondays, sort food at 9 a.m. Tuesdays or pass out food on Wednesdays. Call the food bank at 888-0096. ❑ Elk Management Group invites the community to participate in elk collaring, telemetry and habitat improvement projects in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Project orientation meetings are at 6 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the

North Bend City Hall, 211 Main Ave. N. Email research@snoqualmievalleyelk.org. ❑ Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is accepting applications for ages 16 or older to volunteer in various departments of the hospital. Email carolw@snoqualmiehospital.org to arrange an interview. ❑ Senior Services Transportation Program needs volunteers to drive seniors around North Bend and Snoqualmie. Choose the times and areas in which you’d like to drive. Car required. Mileage reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance are offered. Call 206-748-7588 or 800-2825815 toll free, or email melissat@seniorservices.org. Apply online at www.seniorservices.org. Click on “Giving Back” and then on “Volunteer Opportunities.” ❑ Mount Si Senior Center needs volunteers for sorting and sales in the thrift store, reception and class instruction. The center is at 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Call 888-3434. ❑ Hopelink in Snoqualmie Valley seeks volunteers for a variety of tasks. Volunteers must be at least 16. Go to www.hopelink.org/takeaction/volunteer.com or call 869-6000. ❑ Adopt-A-Park is a program for Snoqualmie residents to improve public parks and trails. An application and one-year commitment are required. Call

❑ Avoiding a personal tsunami, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway, Snoqualmie. Cost: $10. Call 888-5576 to register or go to www.organizationistheanswer.com by Nov. 4. ❑ S.A.I.L. (Stay Active and Independent for Life) exercise class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Led by certified exercise instructor Carla Orellana. Call 888-3434. ❑ English as a second language, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversational skills. ❑ One-on-One Computer Assistance, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend. A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance with computer questions.

Clubs ❑ Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club Restaurant. All are welcome. Go to www.snoqualmievalleyrotary.org. ❑ American Legion Post 79 and the American Legion Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday at 38625 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie. Call 8881206. ❑ Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Mount Si Golf Course restaurant in Snoqualmie. Email snovalley@member.kiwanis.org. ❑ Snoqualmie Fraternal Order of Eagles Women’s Auxiliary meets the first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Men’s Aerie meets the first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 108 Railroad Ave. Call 888-1129. Submit an item for the community calendar by emailing editor@snovalleystar.com or go to www.snovalleystar.com.


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