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On a spring day more than 20 years ago, Gregory Thomas equipped himself with paint, brushes and a ladder and walked to the Snoqualmie totem pole. As a totem carver and a Native American—Thomas is a Thompson River Downtown Salish—Thomas changes has a sense for the A repaired Story art form. Asked by Pole isn’t the only a friend, ‘Old Man’ change coming to Kelley, to restore Snoqualmie’s town the aging carving, center. Learn about Thomas agreed. new downtown designs on page 6. See POLE, 7

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Snoqualmie Parks Lead Dave Dembeck dusts the Snoqualmie Story Pole, a totem that stood for nearly 80 years beside Railroad Avenue before being removed last week to dry inside the Public Works building. The pole will cure for months, then be restored and return as part of new downtown improvements.

A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board on the February 15 crash of a small plane suggests the Cessna 172S, with three people aboard, flew directly into Mount Si. The impact tore the wings off the plane, which was found upside down after the crash. There were no survivors. The plane started from the Renton Municipal Airport around 1:35 a.m. Feb. 15, according to the report, See CRASH, 5

Marriage plans As debate heads to voters, engaged Valley couple waits for gay marriage resolution By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter

When young Jacy from the Upper Valley called for a “family hug” on a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon last summer, she was just excited to see Jodi and Maddy, who’d fallen behind on the hike to the night’s campsite. She had no idea that Jodi, her mom, had deliberately dawdled on the trail, waiting for a private moment to ask Maddy to marry her. Not much gets by this 11-year-old, who easily recites the story of her mom’s first date with Maddy even though she wasn’t there, but this time, she was taken by complete surprise. See MARRIAGE, 3

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Not exactly a traditional family, Jodi, left, Maddy, and Jodi’s daughter Jacy, center, are creating their own family traditions. Jacy was 9 years old when her Mom and Maddy started dating, and she really struggled with the idea at first. Her anger faded when she saw the two together, and was able to see her mom as a person who could date.




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MARRIAGE FROM 1 “I didn’t tell anyone,” Jodi said, explaining that if she’d even hinted at her plans, everyone close to them soon would have known, spoiling the surprise. She even had the ring made in secret, enlisting the help of a Seattle friend to work with a jeweler in Green Lake in fashioning a sleek, modern ring from a diamond her family has long passed down. “My grandmother gave me this ring, and it was her mother’s, so it’s my great-grandmother’s ring that her husband gave her in 1918,” Jodi said. “It was just a solitaire diamond, and I thought it’s not likely I’m going to get Maddy to wear something that looks like that, so I was trying to find something more recessed.” When Maddy (who said yes) took the now “durable and sturdy” ring from her pocket -- her hands had swollen with the heat and it didn’t fit just then -- to show Jacy, she said she’d found it on the trail. Jacy believed her, and asked if she could keep it. Maddy’s response was “No, silly, your Mom just gave that to me!” Months later, Jacy can tell you the whole story of the proposal, even though Jodi can’t remember herself. “I remember what you said, you told me,” Jacy told her mother. “You were like ‘Soooo, Maddy… I want to be with you for the rest of my life, and I was hoping you did, too,’ or something.” “And then you kept talking,” Maddy reminded her. “You said ‘you know if you want to sleep on it, think about it, and tell me tomorrow. I mean, I’d rather you just tell me now!’” “Well, of course I’d rather you just told me now,” Jodi said in her defense. They all laugh at this memory of a moment that might never have come, without the courage of both women and the support of their families and friends. It’s a moment that the Washington State Legislature recently voted in support of, with the legalization of same-sex marriage, and a moment that at least some opponents of the law say they don’t want to deny anyone. The word marriage, though, is the problem. “There are lots of relationships that are very meaningful to individuals. The vast majority of those are not called marriages,” said Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Backholm is also the chairperson of newly formed Preserve Marriage Washington, which filed Referendum 74 to repeal the state’s law recognizing gay marriage. Gov. Christine Gregoire signed SB 6239 into law on Monday, Feb. 13, and Backholm filed plans for the referendum the next day. A voter initiative, I-1192, opposing gay marriage had already been filed by Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon and colleagues from Protect Marriage Washington. That initiative, should it gain 241,153 valid signatures by July 6, would ask voters to approve a legal definition of marriage as one man, plus one woman. Pidgeon filed the initiative Jan. 9, he said, because it appeared that Gov. Gregoire was pushing to reform the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act, which protects agencies from lawsuits if they do not extend the rights of married couples to same-sex couples. “We believed it was an opportune time for us to make our own push,” he said, adding “I would like to see marriage restored to what it was before.” For Pidgeon, the issue is all about scripture. “Marriage does not exist outside of scripture,” he said. “That’s its genesis, that’s its definition.”

at Fort Drum and the 82nd Backholm was aware of Law challenges Airborne Division at Fort I-1192, but said the referenBragg, as well as an overseas dum, which requires 120,577 The state’s gay marriage stint in Bosnia. She left the valid signatures by June 6, is law takes effect June 7. Army in 2002, largely, she the appropriate response to Referendum 74, asking says, because of “don’t ask, the legislature’s action, since it voters to repeal the law, don’t tell,” the military’s officalls for a vote of the people to needs 120,577 signatures cial policy of banning openly repeal SB 6239. by June 6 to go on the gay people from serving, “We believe on an issue like November ballot. while allowing others to do this, the people should be able so if they kept their sexual to give their input,” Backholm Initiative 1192, defining orientation private. said. “The definition of marmarriage as between a “Even though I was doing riage is not just about peoman and a woman, needs well, I just wanted to have a ple’s living arrangements, 241,153 signatures. life,” she said. “I never wanted or inheritance rights…. It is to have that humiliation of loaded with other closelygetting kicked out, owe my tuition back related issues.” Governor Gregoire, before signing the bill, for my degree, and blemish what was a talked about the possibility of a voter referen- great career. I just had really good reviews dum, and said she believed that “If asked, if and respect from who I worked with and I asked, the voters of the state of Washington didn’t want this, thing, to blemish that, and degrade it.” will say ‘yes’ to marriage equality.” Now that she’s engaged, she says, “I just Although Jodi agrees that the issue will ultimately be resolved by the people of want to say that after eight years in the Washington over time, she doesn’t think it Army, serving under don’t ask, don’t tell, that I would really love to just be able to get should come to a vote. “I have always been against it going to married and have the rights that I served my a vote of the people, because it’s not about country for.” Maddy had already “come out” to her what everybody thinks is right, it’s about the family and close friends—twice to her twin right thing,” she said. “But the way people’s minds are going to sister, who apparently didn’t believe her the be changed is not through (the law change) first time she heard—but waited until she left although that may facilitate it,” she contin- the Army to tell her colleagues. In contrast, Jodi hadn’t come out to anyued. Referring to a newspaper article her father sent her, Jodi said the statistics are one, not even herself, when she first met telling the story, as more gay people come Maddy five years ago. She knew they had out, and more people in general realize they become good friends, she said, but she didn’t really pursue the relationship, even after know someone who is homosexual. “Little by little, more people are coming friends encouraged her to. “I literally thought about it, but I rejected out, even people you’ve known all your life. What are you going to do, not like them any the notion, because I’m straight,” she said. “It more?” she asked. “People who know and still feels funny for me to say I’m a lesbian.” They’d known each other for about two love people who are gay vote overwhelmingly in favor of gay rights, and people who years before Jodi’s sudden realization that she was attracted to Maddy. “I acted on it within don’t know them, don’t.” days,” Jodi said. Wedding plans According to Maddy, “She summoned While they await the outcome of these two me to dinner!” That evening, the two admitted their feelpetition drives, and possibly the November ings -- Maddy said she’d been harboring a vote, Jodi and Maddy are discussing wedding plans. Although Jodi was married for secret crush for some time -- and then had nine years to Jacy’s father, they had eloped, so to figure out what to do about them. Because neither woman has ever had the traditional they worked at the same store, and Maddy storybook wedding. Their own ceremony was a manager, they couldn’t have a relationwill probably not be very big or formal, they ship. One of them had to quit, and both were say, just close friends and family, and prob- prepared to do it when they approached the store manager, separately. ably not before the summer of 2013. “I was sitting in his office, and said ‘Well, I They do know where it will be, however. “I wanted it to be Washington,” said Jodi. haven’t told my friends or my family, or anything, but I really want to date Maddy. I’ve “We both wanted it to be here.” Maddy added, “This is my state, and I never dated a woman, but now I’m having grew up here. This was home, even when to tell you!” Jodi recalled. Maddy’s talk with the store manager was I was in the military, and I just wanted it to a little bit cathartic, because she knew him so be here.” Jodi grew up in Minnesota, attended well. “I said you know my history… I’ve been Luther College for her undergraduate in the Army for almost a decade, and then I work, then continued her education at the worked at Home Depot and was on the road Universities of Iowa and Utah, before mov- all the time. I’ve always put my careers first, ing to the Valley in 1996 with a Ph.D. in and I’ve never had a life. And I finally get to organic chemistry. She worked for a biotech have a life, and I need to put it first, so what company in the area, until Jacy was born, do I need to do, so I can pursue this? Because Then she went to part-time work, and now I would really love to be with Jodi.” The solution was that Jodi took a leave works at a retail store in Issaquah, where she of absence for a few months, until Maddy’s met Maddy almost five years ago. She considers Washington her home, and as an out- transfer to another store was finalized. Then doorswoman, she’s trying convince Maddy they could date, and other issues came up, notably, Jacy’s initial reaction. to have a hike-in mountaintop ceremony. “That is gross! Just gross! You’re not going Maddy grew up on Whidbey Island, and to marry her, are you?” says Jodi, in imitation followed in her father’s footsteps with a military career that lasted eight years. She went to of how Jacy first responded. Talking over Seattle University on an ROTC scholarship, Jacy’s loud denials, she continues “Yes you where she earned a civil engineering degree, did, but then you said ‘ok, but if you do, I and competed for a national soccer title with want to be the flower girl!’” So, make that two things they know her team. After graduation, she was comfor certain about their wedding. In a few missioned as a lieutenant in the Army, where she was a paratrooper and helicopter pilot, months time, they will also know how much serving with the 10th Mountain Division longer they have to wait.

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The power of a single word What is ‘marriage’? Pastors, referendum groups challenge new legal definition By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter

Marriage, the word at the heart of Washington’s swirling gay rights controversy, is much more than just a word, according to those on both sides of the debate. As defined last month by the Washington State Legislature, marriage “is a civil contract between two persons who have each attained the age of 18 years, and who are otherwise capable.” This legislative action, which also struck from the law all references to “man,” “woman,” “husband” and “wife,” was hailed as a milestone among gay rights advocates, and a disappointment to others, who feel the state’s domestic partnership laws already extended all the rights of marriage to gay couples, while keeping the word sacred. “I do oppose the redefining of marriage, because I believe it’s against God’s order,” said Roy Peacock Pastor, Raging Pete Battjes, pastor at North River Community Church Bend Community Church. Pastor Roy Peacock of the Raging River Community Church in Preston agreed, adding that the state had, and still has, much more pressing issues to resolve. Since the state’s 2007 domestic partnership law, gay couples “… already have… all the rights of married couples except they don’t have the title ‘marriage’ in it,” he said. “Why (did) it have to be such a high priority?” Pete Battjes Pastor, North Both pastors, members of Bend Community Church the Convergence Worldwide denomination (previously known as Baptist General Conference), met with the Record to discuss the issue, which they followed closely in the legislature last month. They were in complete agreement on most points, beginning with adherence to God’s teachings in the Bible. “I hold to the conviction that God’s order is to protect His creation and therefore He has set specific boundaries around relationships, especially marriage, as He instituted it from the beginning,” said Battjes. “Same-sex relationships go against the laws of nature. Procreation cannot occur naturally.” Joseph Backholm, a proponent of Referendum 74 on gay marriage, has a similar message. “The preferable foundation on which we should build marriage, now and moving forward, is the recognition of the fact that all children come from heterosexual relationships. We didn’t make it that way, it just is.” Sex, then, is the real issue, and the problem, according to many gay couples, including engaged Valley couple Jodi and Maddy. “I think when people hear ‘lesbian’ or ‘gay,’ they immediately think of sex, which I think is odd, because it’s really about the relationship,” said Jodi, who’s been engaged to Maddy, the only woman she’s ever dated, since last summer. Sex itself is not the issue, say the pastors, but the homosexual lifestyle is. Both men stressed that they frowned on heterosexual promiscuity just as much as on the homosexual lifestyle, but not on homosexuals themselves. “God loves all people, even gays and lesbians, but not all lifestyles,” said Battjes. See WORD, 8

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When the global meets the local

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unger. Poverty. Economic and climate change. Social transformation. What do you think of when you hear those terms? Do you think of big global newsmakers? You should think of the Valley. What happens on the national or even international stage is also happening here. A lot of big national issues, from hunger and poverty to climate and social change, have been echoing around our Valley in recent days. In the United States, an estimated 46 million people live in poverty, according to the United States Census Bureau. That’s the biggest number in the 52 years that the department has tracked those numbers. That number rose by 2 million in 2011. That poverty is increasing is no surprise to anyone familiar with local food banks. Food donations, it seems, are a growth industry. The Mount Si Food Bank, for example, has seen a continual rise in the number of Seth Truscott local families that rely on it over the last four years. But far from despair- Editor ing, the team there is continually pushing to meet local needs. In March, the organization holds a new art-themed benefit, Empty Bowls, to solve our homegrown hunger that’s a symptom of a national problem. What about the environment? Globally, people are concerned about pollution and energy use. Here, we can look to folks like Transition Snoqualmie Valley or North Bend planning commissioner Gary Fancher, who is pushing for stricter idling requirements in busy North Bend, as local trendsetters. During the recent debates on same-sex marriage, you had local elected officials in the same party taking principled yet opposite stands at the center of the discussion. Fifth District State Rep. Jay Rodne stood in the legislature to voice his arguments—thought-out and centered on his religious background—against a new law that expressly allows gay marriage. He called it one of the most important issues that body will consider. At the same time, his local Republican colleagues Glenn Anderson and Cheryl Pflug supported the change, basing their stances on the need for all people to live in freedom. In this week’s edition, we meet a local samesex couple who have long waited for this moment. These are real people whose lives will change because of the decision taken by the legislature and perhaps soon, by the people of Washington. In our region, the changed economy and shrinking state and county budget are continuing to be felt, four years into recession. Recently, locals stepped up to protest one cut too many. Enough people came forward to press King County to keep open the Cedar Falls Transfer Station recycling facility that plans to shutter the site were halted. The result shows that locals can make change in the wider arena. In truth, it’s always been that way. Read the pages in the Record printed during the Great Depression, and you’ll find that locals were just as concerned about finding solutions to the problem as any Americans. One of the Valley’s earliest industries, the vast hop farming operations, rose thanks to changing global markets and crashed due to falling prices and a bug invasion, a side effect of the globalization that brought the Valley’s hops to the fore in the first place. Local echoes of vast events show that small communities are far from isolated from global and national matters. The world continues to grow smaller, and we should never think that we’re immune to change because our neighborhoods are 30 miles removed from the big city. Just as when our gas prices climb past $4 a gallon due to Iran-U.S. conflict and speculation, so too do local passions rise over changing laws and budgets affecting education, taxes, or who gets to marry. You can influence your world. You do it by taking an active role in your community. Follow the news. Read, volunteer, attend local meetings. Contact your representatives or run for office yourself. When we do these things, we connect with the wider world. Not only are we part of the big picture, we can influence it.

Is voting for the Valley’s ‘Best of’ important?

Out of the

Past This week in Valley history

Thursday, March 5, 1987:

“Yes, it’s important. I think it draws people to your favorites, places that maybe they wouldn’t have thought of going to before.” Jeanette Busby Snoqualmie

“I don’t vote, generally, because I don’t patronize as many services in the Valley as I could.” Holly Lee North Bend

A group of Johnson Heights residents asked the Snoqualmie City Council why their water rates had skyrocketed. The city raised rates by about tenfold to replace two failing water pumps. • The Snoqualmie Valley School Board needed a tie-breaking vote from president Louise Martin to keep its reimbursement policy on employee travel expenses “at a reasonable rate” rather than the state-set per-diem recommended by two board members.

Thursday, March 8, 1962: Fred

Mason withdrew from North Bend’s race for mayor this week, leaving Glenn Hall and last-minute “sticker candidate” Gordon Mayrand in the contest. Mayor Bill Ghrames is retiring after 14 years.

“No, I don’t vote. I could use the computer at work, but obviously I can’t look at personal stuff at work.” Fred Venegas North Bend

“Yes... People might not know about certain businesses, but they might find one that was voted the best. It’s kind of fun, too.” Jennifer Philbrick works in Snoqualmie

• A judge declared North Bend’s antidrunk-driving law invalid, because it had never been published in the North Bend Record. This forced the city to drop its charges against a Bothell man.



Thank you, FD 10 voters On behalf of the Board of Commissioners for King County Fire Protection District 10, I would like to thank the voters of the fire district for supporting and successfully passing Proposition 1: Construct and Remodel Fire Stations and Acquire Firefighting and Life Saving Equipment proposal. It was a difficult decision for the board to ask our neighbors for their approval

of a revenue bond during these tough economic times. But, the need was there. The most important need was to relocate Station 78 to a more central location in May Valley to improve response times to a larger portion of the service area. In addition, there is a need to strengthen our volunteer stations in Maple Hills, Tiger Mountain and Lake Joy to aid in accomplishing their mission and attracting more volunteers. When the board considered the favorable bond market and construction climate, the need coupled nicely with opportunity. The district’s Board of Commissioners appreciates the trust you have demonstrated in approving Proposition 1 and pledges to not squander that trust and to wisely steward these funds to provide the best value for your emergency service dollar. Rick Gaines Fire District 10 Commissioner

Relay for Life off to a good start for 2012 Relay for Life of Snoqualmie Valley thanks many local businesses for their support of the relay. Mount Si Community Center, Sawdust Coffee

Company, Frankies Pizza and Cupcakes by Suzie’s Yummies have provided refreshments or meeting locations, which have been greatly appreciated. Community support of the Relay for Life will continue March 10 at the YMCA of Snoqualmie Ridge, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come to the event to learn what Relay will be doing for 2012, sign up a team, or register as a survivor. Wendy Nesland, Chairperson North Bend

Find out why organic matters It wasn’t that long ago that all farming methods were organic farming methods. Then along came “better living through chemistry” and the current methods of using man-made chemicalbased fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, and pesticides. The residue from this chemical soup is present on the produce we buy every day at the supermarket. Buying organic is the only way to guarantee there are no man-made chemical residues on our produce. It is also the only way to guarantee we are buying a nongenetically-modified corn or soybean product. The primary reason I buy organic when I can is

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Letters to the Editor The Snoqualmie Valley Record welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be 250 words or fewer, signed and include a city of residence and a daytime phone number for verification. The Record reserves the right to edit letters for length, content and potentially libelous material. Letters should be addressed to:

Letters to the Editor The Snoqualmie Valley Record PO Box 300, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 or email to Opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Snoqualmie Valley Record.

because it matters to me that organic farming methods enrich and build the soil, work with beneficial insects, and prevent literally tons of chemicals from entering our soil, water, air, and our bodies, not to mention the farmers and the field workers themselves. We really don’t know yet the full impact of exposure to chemical residue on our food, and I feel it’s worth the extra cost now to prevent years of living with disease down the road. I would encourage you to talk to and support one of our many local organic farmers. They are probably the best people to explain and show you why organic matters. I take great hope from the article in last week’s paper about the Sno-Valley Tilth mentoring program and how much interest there is in organic farming. It’s good to know there are other people out there who also believe that organic matters. Yvonne Grimes North Bend

Crash FROM 1 heading northeast until it approached Snoqualmie Falls, when it turned southeast, and seemed to maintain that course. “At impact they were going roughly southeast,” said NTSB investigator Wayne Pollack, who determined these actions of the plane by examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s radar track. Only one plane matching the Cessna’s flight path, performance statistics, and time of disappearance, appeared on the track, making it clear that the tracked plane was the same one that crashed. The track also indicated that the plan had initially climbed to 2,400 feet, but dropped to 1,500 feet as it

approached Snoqualmie Falls. The last point on the radar track showing the plane was at 1:46 a.m., when the plane was about one mile southwest of the falls, and one mile north of I-90. At this point, the plane’s groundspeed also had decreased slightly, from 112 knots to 106. Based on the time of North Bend residents’ calls to 9-1-1, the impact with 4,100-foot Mount Si occurred at about 1:54 a.m. Pollack’s report indicates a trail of broken branches and debris, including both wings, crushed, followed a southeasterly course to the body of the plane. No cause will be determined until he issues his final report, which will also include findings from the autopsy and an examination of the plane’s maintenance records.

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Three Blink electric car charging stations, such as this one next to the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office downtown, are up and running in Snoqualmie. Customers purchase charging time online.

Designing Snoqualmie’s next phase 2013 will bring main street’s next major facelift By Seth Truscott Editor

Business owners Mike Condit, at downtown Snoqualmie’s Flying Frog Curiosity Shop, and Wes and Sharon Sorstokke, at neighboring Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory, sigh when they think about going through another long construction season. “We’re nervous, because it shuts you down,” Sharon Sorstokke says. “But it’s got to be done,” husband Wes adds. Condit, who’s operated the Flying Frog in downtown Snoqualmie for 18 years, and the Sorstokkes, here for 16 years, ran their tourist-dependent businesses on Snoqualmie’s main drag during 2010’s first phase of downtown revitalization, the federally funded Town Center Infrastructure Improvement Project. Now, Snoqualmie is in the midst of design work for the project’s second phase, which would dramatically change the city’s main thoroughfare, Railroad Avenue, which is part of a state Dan Marcinko, highway, Route 202.

“It’s going to attract more people... Downtown will be revitalized.”

Bold changes

Snoqualmie Public Works Director

Public Works Director Dan Marcinko’s finger traces the big changes, plotted in full color on a poster-sized map in his City Hall office, showing how downtown Snoqualmie will look, post-2013. “It’s going to attract more people,” Marcinko said. “Our anticipation is that downtown will be revitalized.” Dozens of red and green circles denote some 60 new street trees to be planted along Railroad Avenue. The road’s center stripe has moved south by about a foot, and hash marks on the south side of Marcinko’s map denote the new rear-angle street parking that stretches from Fir Street to Newton Street.

Shading shows where the city plans to install a parking area, broken up and greened by rain gardens, on its 70-foot right-of-way between River and Newton streets. Pedestrians will be helped by a crossing signal at River and a mid-block crossing light downtown. King Street will be paved, curbs removed, to create a pedestrian plaza for public festivals. A special wood called Ipe, a durable hardwood grown in Brazilian plantations, will be used to create a boardwalk that would double as a boarding area for the Northwest Railway Museum and as a public walking area along Railroad Avenue. The raised boardwalk would encircle the existing row of huge firs. New street lights, just like the ones that now light the River-to-King Street block, will stretch for four blocks. New water and stormwater pipes and power conduits are going underground. Finally, a roughly 10-foot median will separate traffic lanes near Fir Street, landscaping and signs acting as a welcome to the downtown, where the speed limit is expected to drop from 30 mph to 25. The whole package of boardwalks, crossings and public plazas, Marcinko said, will help visitors shop, dine and explore the downtown. The planned reverse angle parking, Marcinko said, is safer for cars pulling into traffic, and is already used in places like Burien and Whidbey Island. “Our ultimate vision is to connect this with the Falls,” he said. “There are more than 160,000 people annually who come to the museum, two million to the Falls. If we can provide them with a nice, walkable atmosphere between the two, that would be great.”

The process The design is now going through environmental review. “The federal government wants to know you’ve taken all considerations into your thought process, when you’re going through a reconstruction process of this magnitude in the floodplain,” Marcinko said. Phase 2 is expected to cost between $6 and $8 million; Snoqualmie is going after multiple grants to pay for it. See PHASE 2, 19

Electric car charging stations on in Snoqualmie The city of Snoqualmie has its eye on growing regional concerns about the environment and energy costs. That’s why five Blink electric vehicle charging stations are coming to town, now installed at City Hall, the downtown business district, and soon, at the Snoqualmie Community Center. The stations are being installed by ECOtality through a public-private partnership in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy. Electric vehicle charging will be at the expense of the owner through a membership with the Blink Network. “Without charging stations in Snoqualmie, owners of electric vehicles would be less likely to visit our city, and as electric vehicle popularity grows, it will be important for the city to provide this service to residents and tourists alike,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. To use the stations, people sign up at Blink Network, which links to individual credit cards. There are also mobile aps that allow people to search for chargers ahead of time and receive notifications. Learn more about the Blink network at

North Bend workshop looks at local energy, water use A sustainability workshop series hosted by the city of North Bend takes a look at local resources like energy and water, and their future. The first workshop, “Energy, Fossil Fuel and Water Use and Conservation,” is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at North Bend City Hall, 211 Main Ave. N. North Bend is developing an “Energy and Sustainability Element” in the city’s comprehensive plan to address topics including energy and water conservation, fossil fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction, and green building practices, with the aim of making fiscally responsible decisions. This workshop will look at broad trends relating to electrical energy use, fossil fuel use, and water use and conservation in North Bend and the larger community. Learn more at, under “Sustainability Initiatives.”


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The trees around it have grown massive with time, making the roughly 10-foot carving seem shorter than it really is. The pole seems to have narrowly missed major damage when big branches fell during the January ice and wind storms. Thomas has noted the worsening condition, but, all things considered, “it looks like it’s in good shape,” he said. “The trees are protecting it.”

Then-mayor Jeanne Hansen supplied the materials for Thomas’s project. “I repainted it the way it was before,” Thomas said. In bright, primary colors, “I redid everything, just like it was.” The last time Snoqualmie’s totem, technically called a “story pole,” received any TLC, at Thomas’ hands, may well have been the first time. The 1936 pole, cre- What’s being done ated by Fall City craftsman According to Snoqualmie Hugh H. Hinds, is believed to have had only the one Assistant Planner Nicole Sanders, sealants have touch-up—until now. Locals including Thomas, worn away, and the wood who still lives a block from is deteriorating. The damthe carving, and Charles aged wood will be filled and Peterson, a Snoqualmie city bonded, stained and painted to match the origicouncilman, have nal design. Once noticed the pole’s the pole has dried deteriorating condifor a year, it would tion. be fixed and reinThis winter, stalled. Restoration Peterson successcould run about fully pushed for $5,000, and the work on the pole to begin as a com- Gregory Thomas city will likely seek grants to pay for panion project to Snoqualmie’s upcoming the task. When it’s ready to return, Phase 2 improvements to Peterson’s vision includes downtown. City workers dug up the plaques, a raised base and totem on Tuesday, Feb. 28, nearby seating, incorporatand it’s now laid out at the ing the pole into the grand Public Works building, vision of a public plaza and awaiting a year-long restora- boardwalk along the rail tion project, giving the pole depot (See related story on page 6). a new lease on life. “The story pole is part of “People need to know it was here, forever,” Peterson our local heritage,” Sanders says. “It’s a focal point for citi- told the Record. “If it were zens and tourists, it’s educa- to deteriorate beyond repair, tional for both. I want to keep it would be an interesting element in our city and its it here, as long as possible.” history that would be irreparably lost. Given that the Long history restoration preliminarily Chances are probably looks relatively inexpensive, high that few drivers in and that the Story Pole is a Snoqualmie who even notice unique part of our downthe story pole are aware of town, the benefits look like its storied history. they would outweigh the The pole was commissioned costs.” during the Great Depression, Visiting Snoqualmie this at a time when downtown winter, former Valley resiSnoqualmie looked much difdent Amanda Cox walked ferent. At that time, according up to the pole with her to city historian Dave Battey, young daughter Hailey, local Kiwanians were workpointing out the carving. ing to beautify and improve “I’ve come here since I the downtown. They worked was a little kid,” said Cox. with the city to create the To her, the pole is special. parklike area and angled Cox expressed concern that parking beside the railroad restoration not harm it. depot. “It’s a sign of Snoqualmie,” But one Snoqualmie resshe said. ident, a Valley pioneer of 1898, George Foster Kelley, wanted to go a step further. He decided the city needed a totem pole, offered to assume the costs for crafting and maintaining it, then went to his friends and neighbors and raised subscriptions for funds. Hinds, the creator of the large Fall City totem, carved it. The totem has outlasted all of its contemporaries.

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Snoqualmie councilman Charles Peterson visits the downtown totem pole in January. The 76-year-old carving was pulled out of the ground last week for a months-long renewal project timed to coincide with downtown work.

So neither he nor Peacock would consider joining a couple in marriage or a civil union, either inside of their churches or out. “It’s outside of God’s will,” said Battjes. “They could be best friends—that don’t have sex,” added Peacock. “They can even have those tendencies, but as long as they’re not practicing and they’re seeking God’s help to live according to God’s will, we’d be fully supportive of that,” concluded Battjes. Neither pastor knows of any gay members in his congregation, although they both say they would welcome any homosexual members, and have had some in the past. Both are, however, fully aware that their position on homosexuality as a violation of God’s order will not be popular, and may seem insensitive, or harsh. Peacock, who worked in San Francisco until 16 years ago, and saw many friends, family members and coworkers hurt by anti-gay sentiment or killed by AIDS, takes real issue with that. He sympathizes with people who are struggling with homosexuality, too. “Often times, we cannot control who we are

attracted to…. that doesn’t mean we have to act on it,” he explained. When he or Battjes counsel someone on a difficult issue, “We defer back to what the Bible says… our priority is God’s word.” God’s word, they say, is against gay unions of any sort. “It’s not normalized in Scripture, whether you call it marriage, whether you call it civil union, whatever you call it, it’s not,” Peacock said. Both men are confident that the gay marriage law will be repealed by voters in November. Pastor Pete notes that in 31 states that have legalized gay marriage in the past, voters have overturned those laws. He believes and hopes the same thing will happen in Washington. “In the end, (Roy and I) will each give an account to God for our personal faithfulness to His will, and so when I stand before God in eternity, I want to have a clear conscience that I followed God’s authority, I served under God’s authority, I was faithful to God’s authority even though society and government and whatever else, may have operated in a different manner. Because eternity is forever, and you don’t what to get that wrong!” For information on Initiative 1192 or Referendum 74, visit

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At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, Daylight Saving Time begins, springing forward one hour. Snoqualmie firefighters remind residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The minutes required to maintain these devices can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to new batteries, fire detectors should be tested each month and replaced every 10 years. Visit www.cityofsnoqualmie. org for resources.

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District in which the district contracts with Encompass, a non-profit family services agency in North Bend, to provide free developmental screening and evaluation for children, birth to age 3 living in the district, and special education services for children who qualify for these services in their homes. The district provides monthly screening clinics by appointment for children ages 3 to 5. The screenings are free and are held every month at Carnation Elementary School, taking approximately 30 minute. During each evaluation, the children will spend time at “stations,” where staff members will evaluate their abilities in such categories as gross motor skills like walking or balance, fine motor skills like writing, cognition, social skills, adaptive abilities, and language skills. This program offers information and resources related to the earliest possible identification of young children who may benefit from early intervention or special education services. For more information on Childfind, call the Riverview District Office at (425) 844-4516.


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Let the chips fly

Mount Si High School’s baseball program got a big nod this winter, with a national ranking of 27th on the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association poll conducted in February. Winners of the state championship in 2011, Mount Si was the top Washington team on the poll. The staff of Baseball America magazine and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compile the rankings. They release polls every two weeks during the season, which begins on March 13. See the poll results at www. You can follow the Mount Si baseball team at

‘Kidz Love’ soccer season starting up Registration is still open for the winter session of “Kidz Love Soccer”, an instructional program for girls and boys age 2 through 10. Sessions teach the fundamentals of soccer through skill demonstrations and practice, fun games, and instructional scrimmages always conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. The spring session will begin April 26. All classes will be on Thursdays, however, the class times will vary depending on the class level. Class times are available on the online registration form at or by calling (425) 831-5784.

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Dewald de Klerk, a Mount Si senior, is a catcher for the New Zealand 18-and-under national team, developing his skills with a Northwest club, Chaffey.

The game, down under Mount Si senior developing skills with New Zealand national ball team By Melissa Couto Of the Toronto Observer

New Zealand is entering into a love affair with America’s pastime, and international influences are helping it along. For the past year, Dewald de Klerk, a senior at Mount Si High School, and the catcher of New Zealand’s 18-and-under national team, has been developing his skills at the Chaffey Baseball Club in Kirkland. Having spent time playing baseball in both countries, the 17-year-old can attest to the differences between American and New Zealand player-development. “I have noticed in the United States that most of the kids playing here at a high level look amazing on the field because they play so much,” de Klerk said. “In certain situations, Photo by Craig Malcolm they don’t have to think ‘what should I do now?’ Dewald de Klerk readies in the They just react.” dugout during play in Guam. The New Zealand native learned about Chaffey while playing them on a 16-and-under U.S. tour two summers ago. Chaffey’s head coach, Jim Stewart, noticed something significant about de Klerk right away. “He’s a horse!” Stewart said. “But he’s not just a big kid at 17 years old; he’s also very strong, and in some ways, very mature. It was just very obvious.” The Chaffey coach saw great potential in the athletic ability of de Klerk and another Kiwi, pitcher Joe Boyce. When both teenagers decided they wanted to finish high school in Washington so they could play at Stewart’s distinguished baseball club, he personally took the New Zealanders under his wing. See Down UNDER, 13

David Moses’ breath comes in hard, fast whooshes as the axe whirls over his head. Cottonwood chips fly as the 48-year-old Snoqualmie man splits the log he’s perched on, demolishing it in under a minute. Then it’s on to the next, with Moses leaping onto a raised platform to hew another block. “Hours of preparation for seconds of glory,” he says. Readying for the Stihl Timbersports Professional Series Western Qualifier, Roses competes March 30 in Corvalis, Ore., with seven other professional lumberjacks from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. The Series features the nation’s best timber athletes, challenging them in the ultimate test of strength, endurance, stamina, tool skill and agility, among six different chopping and sawing disciplines. The top four go on to the championship in June in Tennessee. The top U.S. competitor advances to the world championships in Norway. Swinging a special razoredged axe, Moses concentrates on his hits. He’s in condition, so now, it’s all about technique. See TIMBER, 14 Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

Above right, Snoqualmie resident and pro timber sports athlete David Moses swiftly cuts into the log at his feet with an underhand chop at his county practice yard. Below, Moses prepares a log for work by stripping the bark with a very sharp racing axe.


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Chief Kanim’s seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams both won games Thursday, March 1, against the visiting Snoqualmie Middle School Eagles. Chief Kanim’s Hawks controlled the boards and executed their offenses effectively to earn the wins. On the seventh grade team, Chief Kanim’s Luke Pfister had 28 points and 20 rebounds, Jacob Belcito had eight points and 19 rebounds, Jake Brady had six points, Andrew Lewis had five points, Matt Dowleski and Cameron Lakes had four points, and Carson Corra had one point. In eighth grade, Chief Kanim’s Matt Myers and Jeff Hanley had 10 points apiece, Sherwin Viala had six points and 19 rebounds, Danny Tomson had six points, Gage Gutmann and Kai Stewart had five points, Cory Cotto had four points, and Connor Schattenkerk had two. On Wednesdsay, Feb. 29, The Hawks split their games against the visiting Twin Falls Ravens. The seventh grade team used an aggressive defense and controlled the boards to earn the win. The eighth grade team got off to a slow start and didn’t recover.

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Stewart went on to explain the extent of the adjustment that needed to be made. “In New Zealand, you’d play 14 or 15 games per season. Here you play 60 or 70,” Stewart said. “But [de Klerk’s] a very hard-worker. There’s nobody that works harder than him. Absolutely nobody.” Aside from being completely submersed in baseball, the Mount Si student is also experiencing a North American coaching style that is reportedly “much more firm” than its New Zealand counterpart. “The coaches here are very blunt,” de Klerk said. “They’d rather be blunt and have you get better than be nice and have you suck all your life.” Both de Klerk and Boyce traveled to Guam earlier this month to play for their country in a qualifying tournament for the 18U World Cup of Baseball, to be held in Korea later this year. Their second-place fin-

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For the tenth year running, a team of Snoqualmie firefighters will climb 1,300 steps up the Columbia Center in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, Sunday, March 11. For the past two years, Snoqualmie firefighters, along with firefighters from Fall City, Duvall, and Eastside Fire & Rescue, have led the team competition for fundraising, collecting more than $30,000 in donations each year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Locals can help by making an online donation: Go to the Stairclimb website, www., click ‘Donate’, click ‘Search for a Team’ and enter ‘Local 2878’. Or, drop off a donation at the Snoqualmie Fire Station.

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In Brief

Timber sports Snoqualmie’s David Moses competes in the Stihl Timbersports Series, which tests skill in six events. Hot Saw In this discipline, the competitor uses a customized chain saw with a modified engine, usually taken from a personal watercraft or snowmobile. Single Buck The competitor makes one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a single-person cross-cut saw. Underhand Chop The competitor stands with feet apart on a white pine log, chopping through it with a razor-sharp ‘racing’ ax. Standing Block Chop Mimicking the felling of a tree, the competitor races to chop through a foot thick log of white pine. Stock Saw The competitor uses a Stihl Magnum chainsaw to make two cuts in four inches through a 16-inch horizontal pine log in this timed event. Springboard Chop A discipline based on the need for old-time loggers to establish a cutting platform above the massive root bases of old growth trees, the competitor uses an ax to chop pockets into a nine-foot poplar pole and then place sixinch wide springboard platforms into the pockets. You can learn more about the series at www.stihltimbersports. com.

wood,” he said. Age, growth patterns and toughness help Moses figure out how he’ll chop. Self-employed in construction, Moses schedules work around the timber sports circuit. Prize money pays for equipment and plane tickets to North American and international events. His wife Annette is also an international timber sports competitor and a U.S. women’s team alumnus. Moses didn’t come into the sport through his career. He gave up a job in timber at age 19 after one miserably wet and cold experience. “I’ve always been active in sports—basketball, softball, baseball,” Moses said. As an adult, “I could never find a team that would be serious.” But his father, David Moses Sr., was a second-generation timber man, and got his son involved in the sport. “My dad was one of the ones who was good from the get-go,” Moses said. Watching his dad one day, Moses asked if he would train him. “I don’t trust anyone else to train me right,” Moses said. “He said, ‘You have to be serious about it. You have to practice, you have to show up.’” David Sr. ended up working alongside his son. Today, at age 67, he still competes with the younger men. “It gave him a few more good years of being right up there at the top,” Moses said. In competition, Moses uses special custom-made saws and axes, plus a 50-pound, 55-horsepower chainsaw powered by half of a snowmobile engine. To keep his practice yard in wood, he relies on a sponsor, Edmond Co. of Tacoma. Competition on the circuit can be intense, but Moses senses a real family atmosphere. In the sport season, “We see each other almost every weekend,” he said. “Guys put you up and take care of you. It’s one of the few sports I know where, if you’re having trouble with your gear, guys will go out of their way to help you, even if you beat them.”

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Moses is putting in three or four weekly practice sessions at his Indian Hill practice yard, which is filled with evidence of hearty workouts: chopped stumps and logs surround his sets of custommade stands. As a pro timber athlete, Moses has an innate knowledge of logs, and how to break them down in record speed. Preparing, he puts on chainmail shinguards and socks, then trims the bark, gauging the layout of the log. “You have to get to know the

Second Relay for Life kickoff is Saturday Leading a local charge against cancer, Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life promotes local cancer survivors and fundraising teams at a kickoff event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the new Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35018 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Teams and survivors are welcome to register for the relay, enjoy refreshments, and learn about sponsorships and memorial luminaries. The YMCA is sponsoring the kick-off event. To learn more, visit www.relayforlife. org/snoqualmievalleywa.

Cedarcrest Thespians host ‘Murder at the Pie Auction’ show A fundraiser for the Cedarcrest High School Thespian Society, “Murder at the Pie Auction” is set for two Saturdays, March 10 and 24. The murder mystery dinner theater features a home-cooked dinner and the fun-filled play by Michael Druce. Tickets are $20 per person. For reservations, call (425) 844-4852, or send e-mail to

Bid on cakes at Center benefit dinner Join the Valley community for a night of food and fun at the Sno-Valley Senior

Center’s annual cake auction benefit dinner, Saturday, March 10 at Carnation Elementary School, 4950 Tolt Avenue. The event has seatings at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., and includes a dinner with a choice of two entrees, followed by a live auction of home-made cakes, some made with heirloom recipes. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person, and reservations are recommended. Call the senior center to donate cakes or make reservations, at (425) 333-4152. You can also visit the website, www.sno. All proceeds benefit the senior center.

Black Dog presents Thomas More’s story Theatre Black Dog of Snoqualmie will perform Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons,” Fridays and Saturdays, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24, 7:30 p.m., at The Black Dog, Snoqualmie, 8062 Railroad Ave S.E. The play, directed by Susan Bradford of Issaquah, is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More’s silent stand against King Henry VIII’s desire to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in order to marry Anne Boleyn, and the struggle for leadership of the Catholic Church. More’s battle of silent disapproval ends in imprisonment, trial, betrayal and eventual death. His struggle for his own sense of self and conscience was Bolt’s hope to serve is an inspiration for today’s audiences. Cast members include: Ed Benson, Rene’ Schuchter, Bill and Sean Stone,

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and Rich Wiltishire of North Bend; Anna Boranian and Cameron Wolf of Snoqualmie; Ed Corrigan and Michael A. Destro of Maple Valley; Tony Dambrava, Redmond; Ashley L. McDaniels, Sammamish; Patti Penner, Issaquah; and David Cravens-O’Farrell and Cooper Harris-Turner, Seattle. Tickets are available at, $12 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission. Beverages and desserts are not included with the ticket price. The company’s last major production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” was seen last July at The Black Dog and Valley Center Stage in North Bend. For more information, visit, or call 1 (800) 838-3006.

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The Mountains to Sound Greenway is looking for volunteers to plant trees at the Three Forks Natural Area in Snoqualmie. Three Forks is located at 39912 SE Park Street, across from Centennial Fields Park. There are two upcoming events: Saturdays, March 10, and 31. Full and half-day shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. Supporters say the volunteer sessions are a great way to teach kids about nature and volunteering.

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Mount Si Fish and Game Club Scholarship 2012 $100 - $1,000 One Time Scholarship Application Eligibility Requirements: a.) Show proof of enrollment in accredited four-year college or university before scholarship funds are released. b.) Applicant is a current student or graduate of Snoqualmie Valley or Riverview School Districts c.) Must be a U.S. Citizen d.) Submit official transcripts from high school. (If currently in college, also submit recent college transcript.) e.) Submit a one to two page, double-spaced, typed essay which includes the following items that apply: Educational History and future goals, Extracurricular Activities, Community Service, Employment History, Interests, Recreation and Hobbies, Special Awards/ Honors/ Recognition

Applicant’s Name:_________________________________________________________________________________ Permanent Address:______________________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: (

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Application must be postmarked by April 11, 2012. Application, Essay and Transcript must be sent to:

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To learn more about the Mount Si Fish and Game Club, its annual scholarship program, its annual children’s fishing derby and other events, or the fun and friendships you can enjoy as a member of the club, contact Shawn Hamerly, Treasurer: 425.888.4605


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Verna bituaries Joann McKay



Former Valley resident, Verna J. McKay, 79, died February 10 in Missoula, Mont. Verna retired from the Montana Department of Transportation where she was a truck scale officer. Her passion for horses brought her much joy. When she was on a horse, all her troubles went away.

...obituaries Dale M. Bennett

Dale M. Bennett, age 92, died February 24, 2012 in Seattle. He was born March 5, 1919, to James and Maude Compton Bennett in Snoqualmie, WA. He graduated from Snoqualmie High School in 1938. He spent the war years working as an expediter for Boeing. He was a founding partner (with Bill Norstrom and Joe Proctor (of Snoqualmie)) of Cello Bag Co. of Seattle, WA and Seaforth Plastics of Vancouver, B.C. Both companies were innovators in the flexible packing industry. After selling the companies in 1976, he worked as a part-time travel agent arranging golf trips to California, Arizona, North Carolina, and Scotland, and he spent many winters golfing on Kauai, Hawaii. He was a 50-year member of Rainier Golf and Country Club, where he was a past President and 4-time Men’s Club Champion. He won the PNGA Senior Men’s Championship twice, the Pacific Seniors once. He also played in 2 USGA Senior Amateurs and 1 USGA Senior Open. He scored 6 hole-in-ones. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lee Andrealli Bennett, in 1999. He is survived his daughter Dianne Bennett (William Graebner), grandsons Bennett Graebner (Vanessa Aberman) and Riley Graebner (Raluca), two great-grandsons Bowie and Finn Graebner, and his friend and companion Violet Thomas. At his request there will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pacific Northwest Junior Golf Fund, 6989 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98512. 589680

John Michael Strange

John Michael Strange died Tuesday, February 21, at his home in Snoqualmie. He was born July 18, 1978, in Sun Valley, CA, and attended schools in Fall City and Snoqualmie. John took enormous pride in his wife and children, and had many, many good friends. As many know and benefitted, he was always eager to help others with whatever their needs, and actively pursued outdoor activities, including fishing, crabbing, boating, hiking, snowboarding, camping, and mountain biking. He worked many years at Pilchuck Contractors, Inc. in the field of natural gas and recently served as an operating engineer for Infrasource. John is survived by his wife, Kristi Scates; their children, Kelly Scates, Jason and Katie; his mother, Rose, and stepfather, Dan Janikowski; brother, Danny; grandfather, Leo Strange; and his father and stepmother, Sonny and Mary Thompson. They and his stepbrothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends will miss him. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jason Thompson, and recently, by his grandmother, Carolyn Strange. A memorial service was held on March 4 in Fall City. Family and friends are invited to leave a message at the Flintofts funeral home website, In lieu of other remembrances, an account has been established for the family’s children. Donations can be made to the Strange/ Scates Children’s Trust at any Bank of America Branch. 590846

To place a paid obituary, call Linda at 253.234.3506

She was a founding member of the Raging River Riders Horse Club of Fall City, and enjoyed designing costumes and riding in parades and horse shows. Verna sewed costumes for Fall City’s Passion Play and a multitude of doll clothes. A service was held February 25 at Fall City Cemetery.

On the Scanner North Bend Police Tuesday, Feb. 28 Broken window: At 9:25 p.m. a caller reported that someone had smashed the driver’s-side front window

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PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE #592423 NOTICE OF SEPA DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Project: North Bend Fire Station Issuance Date: March 2, 2012 Publication Date: March 7, 2012 SEPA Comment Deadline: March 22, 2012 Applicant: TCA Architecture, on behalf of City of N. Bend and Fire District 38 Location: Parcels 1023089010 and 1023089249 on Maloney Grove Ave SE Description of Proposal: The City of North Bend and Fire District 38 are proposing to construct a new 13,166 squarefoot fire station on City-owned property on Maloney Grove Way between North Bend Way and Cedar Falls Way on parcels 1023089010 and 1023089249 (both currently subject to a boundary line adjustment application currently under review). The new fire station will replace the existing station located at 112 W. 2nd Street. In addition to the new building, the project will provide site improvements including parking, landscaping, stormwater control features, and street and sidewalk improvements to Maloney Grove Ave SE fronting the property. SEPA Responsible Official: Mike McCarty, Senior Planner, (425) 888-7649, Threshold Determination: The City of North Bend (lead agency for this proposal) has determined that this proposal does

Friday, Feb. 24 Hot fridge: At 12:25 p.m., police were called to an attempted theft in the 200 block of Main Avenue South. The caller reported that a man and woman were attempting to take a refrigerator from a business and load it into a pickup truck. The owner of the property saw them and contacted them, and the refrigerator was returned to the business.

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of his car. The vehicle was parked in a business’ parking lot, in the 100 block of West North Bend Way.

not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment that cannot be mitigated through compliance with the North Bend Municipal Code and other applicable regulations. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request at the offices of the North Bend Community and Economic Development Department located at 126 E. Fourth St., North Bend, Washington. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of publication of this notice, allowing time for public comment. The issuance of this DNS should not be interpreted as acceptance or approval of this proposal as presented. The City of North Bend reserves the right to deny or approve said proposal subject to conditions if it is determined to be in the best interest of the City and/or necessary for the general health, safety, and welfare of the public. Public Comment: Public comment on the SEPA DNS may be submitted before 4:30pm on March 22, 2012, to Mike McCarty at the North Bend Community and Economic Development Department, as referenced above. Published in the Snoqualmie Valley Record on March 7, 2012.

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Snoqualmie Police Department Tuesday, Feb. 28

Friday, Feb. 24 Drive-in: At 12:12 p.m., a property owner called the police to report that someone had driven a vehicle into the side of his building in the 38600 block of Southeast King Street. The driver had phoned the property owner, who told the police the incident would be handled as a civil matter for now.

Fall City Fire District Tuesday, Feb. 28 Illegal burn: At 9:16 p.m., fire crews responded to the 4400 block of 337 Place Southeast for a burn complaint. Crews found an illegal burn, and the fire was extinguished.

Monday, Feb. 27

Loud noise: At 12:38 a.m., a neighbor contacted Snoqualmie police after hearing a loud noise coming from an abandoned house in the 7100 block of Cascade Avenue Southeast. Police responded and found the door unlocked. There was some damage to the door, but no one was inside the home. The officers located the key and gave it to the realtor.

Car vs. person: At 6:49 a.m., fire crews responded to a report of a car-vs.-pedestrian accident. One patient was treated and transported to the hospital. Chest pain: At 10:42 p.m., fire crews responded to the 35700 block of North Bend Way for a 30-year-old man with chest pain. The man was transported to the hospital.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Saturday, Feb 25

Drunk driving accident: At 1:08 p.m., Snoqualmie police were called to a two-vehicle collision at Southeast Northern Street and Railroad Avenue. The caller, who was the victim, said the driver of the other vehicle appeared intoxicated and had been trying to leave the scene. Police located the other driver at her home within a few minutes and she attempted but failed several sobriety tests. She refused to give a breath sample and was arrested, but later agreed to give the samples. She was booked into the King County Jail for driving under the influence.

Pain: At 11:25 a.m., fire crews responded to the 29200 block of Southeast Eighth Street for a 28-yearold man having severe abdominal pain. He was transported to a hospital.

Thursday, Feb. 23 Pull alarm: At 11:34 a.m., fire crews responded to the 1200 block of 269th Avenue for a medical pull alarm.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Smoke?: At 10:35 p.m., fire crews responded to a report of smoke next to a structure. No fire was found, and the units returned to the station.

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Wednesday, March 7

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Study zone: Teens and children can drop in for free homework help at 4 p.m.

Live music: The Rick Ravenscroft Trio plays at 7:30 p.m. at Sliders Cafe, Car-

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Tax help: AARP Tax-Aide volunteers can help prepare your basic return, 10 a.m. at North Bend Library. Computer help: Get extra help on the computer with volunteer assistance, 1 p.m. at North Bend Library. Tales: Young toddler story time is 9:30 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Library; For children ages 6 to 24 months with an adult. Tales: Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Library. Computer help: Get extra help on the computer, 6:30 p.m. at Fall City Library.

at the North Bend Library and 5 p.m. at the Fall City Library. Play chess: Snoqualmie Valley Chess Club meets at 7 p.m. at the North Bend Library. Tales: Pajama Story Time is 7 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library. All young children welcome with an adult. Drop-In eReader Assistance: Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer during this digital downloads demonstration, 11 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Library. Game On: Play video games and board games at the Fall City Library, 3 p.m. Live music: Open mic is 7 p.m. at Sliders Cafe, Carnation.

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nation. Cost is $5. Game on: Teens can play video games at the North Bend Library, 3 p.m. Go digital with books: Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer during this digital downloads demonstration, 1 p.m. at Fall City Library.

Saturday, March 10 Cake auction: Sno-Valley Senior Center holds its annual cake auction and benefit dinner; Seatings at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Relay kick-off: Register for the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, learn about sponsorships, cancer survivor honors and memorial luminaria, 11 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35018 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie; www. Pawsta Party: Valley Animal Partners dinner and dessert auction starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Eagles club. Live music: A Bluegrass Jam is 2 to 5 p.m. at Sliders Cafe, Carnation.

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Chickadee’s visit Courtesy photo

Snoqualmie photographer Scott Dodson last week snapped this black-capped Chickadee, feeding at a neighbor’s tree. “They like sunflower seeds,� Dodson commented. “They pick one out, take it to a nearby perch, and give it a couple of whacks with the tip of their becks, and peek and eat the seed.� You can find more of Dodson’s photos at http:// w w w. s c o t t a d o d s o n . Live music: Sarah Christine plays at 8 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery Taproom. In the Garden: Planning Your Vegetable Garden is 3 p.m. at North Bend Library. Master Gardener, Pat Roome, will talk about starting your vegetable garden with a focus on avoiding pests, disease and weed problems. Master Gardeners will also be available to answer plant problem questions.

Spanish tales: Spanish/ English Story Time is 10:30 a.m. at Snoqualmie Library. All young children welcome with adult.

Sunday, March 11 Pioneer Quilts: This program, 1:30 p.m. at the North Bend Library, presented by art historian Susan Olds, will feature true stories of intrepid women quilters who

braved the westward migration of the 1800s. Learn how women coped with harsh frontier conditions and kept their connections to home through their quiltmaking. Get writing: SnoValley Writers Work Group meets at 3 p.m. at North Bend Library. Join other local writers for writing exercises, critique and lessons on voice, plot and point of view.


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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK – Part-Time (4 hrs/day, 5 days/wk). Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, WA In coordination with other team members, perfo r m a va r i e t y o f a c counts payable and fixed asset related tasks within the Accounting depar tment of an established manufactur ingoriented company. Associates Degree plus three years applicable experience; or equivalent combination of education and applicable experience. Intermediate user of standard accounting software. Knowledge of commonly used accounting principles and practices. Experience in manufactur ing and/or construction industry highly desirable. $15.00 - $16.50 per hour, depending on experience. Generous benefit package. To apply e-mail resumes to: or mail them Attn: to HR @ 8107 Bracken Pl SE, Snoqualmie WA 98065

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D. S . J O H N S TO N C O P i a n o f r o m Ta c o m a Seattle WA, circa 1902. Beautifully restored, excellent condition, original ivory. $3,000 negotiable. 206-229-8342. Kentridge High School area.

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