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Search for suspected killer ends with death inside Rattlesnake Ridge bunker By Seth Truscott and Carol Ladwig
Valley Record Staff
The man who police say shot his family, torched his home and fled to an underground lair on Rattlesnake Ridge, is dead. When SWAT teams blasted their way inside North Bend resident Peter A. Keller’s log-built bunker on Saturday morning, April 28, they found the suspect’s body, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. At a press conference near the
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Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead, King County Sheriff Steve Strachan praised the detective work and citizen response that led up to a siege of Keller’s bunker. Unable to fathom Keller’s motives, the sheriff hoped the standoff would have ended with-
out another death. “To try to apply some sort of rational reason is futile,” Strachan said. See bunker SIEGE, 2
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Above, SWAT teams blasted their way into murder suspect Peter A. Keller’s underground bunker last weekend, after tips and detective work led to the Rattlesnake Ridge lair. Right, infrared cameras on a sheriff’s helicopter show police surrounding the hideout Friday. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
Marvin Kempf, right, with Snoqualmie Tribal Elder Anita Christiansen, center, and advisor Stephen Gomes, hold up replicas of a 13,000-yearold set of Sla-hal pieces, which will be discussed at a 60-tribe gathering at Seattle Pacific University. The gathering will be the first of so many tribes in more than a century. Later this year, Snoqualmie Casino will develop a cultural display on the game.
Sacred games Tribal leaders speak out on continental connection By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter
Whatever other titles he may hold, Marvin Kempf, a hereditary chief of the Snoqualmie Tribe, and the son of Snoqualmie Princess Roslyn Harvey Kempf, is a born storyteller. Creation, the monster of the mountain, and battling giants, are all easilyrecalled legends from his culture, and ones he loves to share. “I was thinking about another story,” he announced over lunch last Friday. It’s a story he learned from his elders, when he asked why his own people didn’t have beautiful creation tales like the Jewish tradition. “They laughed and said ‘oh, that’s a young tribe,’” he said. See SLA-HAL, 6
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BUNKER SiEGE FROM 1 Keller’s “behavior is irrational, combined with a high level of preparation and intelligence. It’s a very unusual case,” Strachan said.
Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office
Built over eight years, homicide suspect Peter Keller’s bunker on Rattlesnake Ridge was stocked with weaponry. Keller kept photos of the project like the one above.
Deadly designs Family members and aquaintances said murder suspect Peter Keller had a fascination with guns, a distaste for authority, and a sense that the end of the world was close. He spent years building a hideout on Rattlesnake Ridge overlooking North Bend. On April 22, he is alleged to have killed his wife and daughter and torched his home, leaving his car, fueled and unlocked, at the North Bend Library, then trekking to a log-built bunker for a final stand. Officers found photos on his home computer’s drive that, with help from citizen tips about Keller’s frequent visits to a local trailhead, led to the bunker. Police and helicopters surrounded the site for two days, before Keller took his own life.
Mother and daughter
The search for Peter Keller had began six days earlier, the reaction to a tragedy that started with the report of a fire at the Keller family’s rental home, at 47227 S.W. 159th Street, on Sunday, April 22. Responding to a fire that had been deliberately set with gasoline, firefighters discovered the bodies of Lynnettee Keller, 41, and her daughter, Kaylene, 18, both dead from .22 caliber gunshot wounds to the head. Husband and father Peter Keller was nowhere to be found, but police did discover spent shell casings, scattered bullets and empty gun boxes in his room. Also found at the home were the family dog and cat, both dead. The County Medical Examiner X-rayed the animals and found that each had been shot. Arson investigators found someone had placed a one-gallon plastic gas can in a skillet on the electric stove, and turned the burner on. The fumes ignited and the fire quickly spread, causing damage to the roof and a partial collapse in the kitchen. A fivegallon gas can on the floor had melted from the heat, causing the liquid to spill out, igniting the floor of the kitchen within 30 minutes. Two more five-gallon gas cans and three twogallon cans had been set throughout the home. They expanded almost to the point of failure when firefighters removed them from the home. Officers found Peter Keller’s car, a Toyota Corolla, a few hours later near the North Bend Library. The car was empty, with all the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition. It showed no signs of having been stolen from the home and abandoned.
Pictured at a 2011 Mount Si High School graduation, mother Lynnettee Keller, 41, and daughter, Kaylene, 18, were killed on Sunday, April 22.
The clues Investigators used this view from Keller’s bunker, overlooking North Bend, to calculate the location of the hideout. Citizen tips about Keller’s truck frequently visiting the trailhead also narrowed the search.
The siege Police found and surrounded Keller’s hideout on Friday, April 27, trying gas and bringing in negotiators in an attempt to end the siege without more violence. Here, King County Sheriff Steve Strachan meets with media at the Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead roadblock on Friday. Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
At first named “a person of interest,” Keller became the prime suspect Wednesday, April 25, as the investigation deepened. The evidence against Keller, described in the charging documents, suggests that he had been planning something for some time. He reportedly withdrew $6,200 in cash from an Issaquah branch of Chase Bank on Friday, April 20, and turned off his cell phone the following evening. He had scheduled the Monday, Thursday and Friday before the murders off from his job in Preston. A co-worker told detectives that he’d asked Keller when he’d be back to work, and “Peter replied that he may not come back next week, the week after that, or maybe never,” the document stated. Court papers state that another co-worker listed some of the firearms that Keller owned, including high-powered rifles with scopes, and silencers. The co-worker said that Keller had not told his wife about the purchase of the silencers, because they were too expensive. Two empty boxes for silencers were found on the floor of the master bedroom, where Lynnettee Keller was found. Also on the floor were a box of .22 caliber bullets scattered around the room, empty firearms boxes, and spent .22 shell casings. Family members and acquaintances described Keller as an avid outdoorsman, who frequently hiked alone in the woods. Court documents described detectives’ conversations with Kaylene’s boyfriend, and with members of Lynnettee’s family, which showed Keller to be a survivalist, recluse, and gun collector. He also owned body armor, according to a co-worker. Detectives reported in the court papers that Kaylene’s boyfriend had heard from her that Keller was preparing for the end of the world, and building a stockpile of weapons and supplies at a “fort” in the woods. The boyfriend also stated that Keller had purchased a new laptop computer within the last two weeks. The laptop was not found at the home, according to the charging papers. Members of Lynnettee’s family said Keller was reclusive, “had a fascination with trains and guns; that he had a survivalist mentality and distaste for author-
Photo courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s investigators recovered a stash of weaponry, ammunition, armor vests and other supplies from Keller’s underground bunker. ity,” according to the court documents. Members of Keller’s family reportedly hadn’t heard from him since November.
Bunker discovery By Friday, police were converging on Keller’s Rattlesnake Ridge hideout, located on a hillside above North Bend. Meeting with members of the media that afternoon, Sheriff Strachan related how teams carefully made their way into position around the well-hidden lair in an early-morning operation. Sheriff’s detectives found clues to the whereabouts of the bunker after processing the crime scene at the Keller house. Keller’s own photos showed the interior of the bunker, as well as a view over North Bend from the entrance. Sophisticated work with those photos allowed detectives to narrow down the location. “The plan was that this evidence would have been destroyed by the fire” that Keller is alleged to have started at his home, Strachan said. “The neighbors called too quickly, and the fire department came too quickly. That was critical to what led us here today,” he added. “We asked for tips from the public, and they came through.” Detectives also received tips from citizens who had seen Keller’s truck at the Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead over the past year. Before dawn Friday, county and Seattle Police SWAT teams began a systematic search, combing the steep, heavily wooded area. Officers smelled it first, detecting smoke from the bunker before they could see it. Police set up an inner and outer perimeter around the bunker, “so he can’t get out and nobody can get in,” the sheriff said. “We want to make sure, with this violent person inside, the way he’s prepared, that our deputies are safe.” Deputies sealed off the terminus of North Bend Way Friday morning, and asked media to stay quiet about the operation, but passersby who noticed the convergence of television camera trucks quickly guessed that Keller had been found. Based on the photos detectives discovered of the bunker at the crime scene, Keller is believed to have been building it since 2004. The bunker was fortified by logs and dirt, and goes about 20 feet back into the hillside. When gas was unsuccessful, the sheriff’s TAC 30 SWAT team used an explosive to breach the bunker roof. Inside, they found Keller’s body, many guns and a gas-powered generator. Investigators will be going through everything found in the bunker in the coming weeks. The King County Medical Examiner on Monday, April 30, determined the official cause of death and positively identified the body as Keller.
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Vigilance helped bring a close to tragedy
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Many questions, still few answers in bizarre brutality
s the whirl of choppers dies down and the satellite vans depart the Valley, those of us who call the place home are left to ponder the lasting effects of rare brutality. For ten days, the Keller family killings have been the mosttalked about event in the Valley, garnering rare nation- Seth Truscott al attention to Valley Record Editor a place more remembered for its scenic beauty than grisly crimes. In my five years at this desk, I’ve never seen a worse tragedy unfold in the Valley. It comes on top of two months of similar tragedies—first the deadly February 15 plane crash that killed three people on Mount Si, then the fatal shooting of a local man who broke into a Si View neighborhood residence March 30. It’s a triple shock that’s left me numb. Horrific things like these aren’t supposed happen here. The story that started to unfold
last Sunday, first with the report of a fire, then the realization that a local man may have murdered his family, and had been building a sophisticated bunker on Rattlesnake Ridge, remote but still very close to where so many people visit and hike, is shocking. Why did this happen? Could it have been prevented? Right now, we don’t really know. Peter Keller’s coworkers didn’t see any serious warning signs, and it’s doubtful whether his own family had any indication this was coming. The reasons for his actions boggle the mind. Court papers suggest Keller was preparing for some sort of end of the world. Unless more clues are forthcoming from the computer files that detectives have discovered, we may never know exactly what motivated him to end that world for his own
family in such a chilling way. There are still so many questions—why did Keller go through such elaborate measures, why did he abandon his car at the library. And after eight years of planning, why did he act now? As life finally, hopefully gets back to normal, but with so few answers, I feel compelled to reach for some kind of moral from all of this, some kind of useful lesson. Two things come to mind. First is the role that locals played in helping solve this case and ending the search. The North Bend neighbors who reported the arson fire Sunday morning may not have known that their prompt calls kept vital evidence from being destroyed. But that response was vital, as were the efforts of citizens whose tips led officers to the Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead.
While it was too late for the Keller women, these vigilant actions may possibly have saved other lives, and go to show that none of us lives in isolation—we can all play a role in preventing, witnessing or solving crimes, be they small or large. Secondly, it’s worth underlining the skill and dedication that we witnessed in our police as they tracked Keller to ground. County and regional SWAT team members risked their lives and exhausted their bodies on the hill, using non-lethal gas, flying in a negotiator and giving the man time to give himself up. The expense, time, technology and effort that went into this response is amazing. I believe they did their utmost to bring him out of that hole alive, so that we could have justice and some answers. Unfortunately, it looks like the answers will have to wait.
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Then they told him their own story. “The supreme being, the creator, was so beautiful, he never spoke… but when words came out, they were like song. He lifted his head into nothingness, and sang us into creation,” Kempf said. His favorite story right now, though, is about a people whose history and culture extends back 13,000 years, farther than Judaism, farther than Chinese culture. The people are his own, linked from coast to coast and from the top to the bottom of North America. The best part of the story? It’s completely true, with physical evidence to prove it. A 13,000 year-old pair of sticks carved from mammoth bone, and a large sharp stone knife, or Clovis point, found near Wenatchee several years ago, are the proof, and the link to tribes all over the country, he says. The pieces are not sled runners, as archeologists originally supposed, but components of the “stick game,” called Sla-hal in the Snoqualmie tribe, but with different names in every part of the country where tribes still play it today. The game spread, as the tribe did, through intermarriage, across the United States. People still play it
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today, following the same set of rules that, as far as anyone knows, have always been used, for 13,000 years. “The anthropologists say you can’t get better continuity than that!” Kempf said. Sla-hal is a combination of song and strategy. More than a game, it was also a source of power and protection, and it was a tool. “It’s called the game of peace,” Kempf said, noting that warring tribes sometimes played the game, thousands on each side joining in power songs, instead of engaging in battle. “The elders said way back when, we used to war with giants, and we would settle disputes with them playing this game,” he added. Sla-hal is also the name of the gathering May 5 that Kemp has organized for some 60 tribes and about 400 people at Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, May 5. This firstof-its-kind event, Kempf says, will be “a family conversation” about not just the game, but the cultural heritage of the people, and the effect this discovery may have. “The families that wrought America are always being told who they are and where they’re from and their identity… by anthropologists, by museums, and they don’t even know what the artifacts are,” Kempf said.
grandfather, Chief Sanawa, and the treaty of Point Elliott, signed in 1855. “This day the Sanawa line is opening up for all the family to speak. And it’s about the importance of all our rel-
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For the second year in a row, Snoqualmie Elementary School readers claimed the Battle of the Books championship and trophy. The team of Emma Duim (captain), Vicky Copeland, Taylor Talbott, Abbigal Triou and Grace Wendlick bested the top teams from Cascade View, North Bend, Fall City, and Opstad in the annual district-wide contest, held Friday, April 27 at North Bend Elementary School. As always, the final Battle was a tense affair, the culmination of months of dedicated reading and memorization, and multiple rounds of elimination at each elementary to designate a school champ. Participating students read up to 14 books selected by the elementary librarians for the competition. The books were announced last spring, giving the competitors, third through fifth graders, almost a full year to read them all, although each
needed to have only three read by the time they signed up for teams in January. Many teams enthusiastically took on the challenge this year. Fall City, for example, fielded nearly 20 teams in early rounds of competition, but the mainly-boys team, the Alpha Books, won the school championship to advance to the district final. North Bend Librarian Lisa Radmer quizzed the fivemember teams on characters, descriptions, and actions from each of the books. Inspired team members leaned into huddles to share their answers. When inspiration didn’t strike, they thought harder and harder, fidgeted, shook heads, patted tummies, or quietly despaired, head in hands. Audience members, comprised of other Battle teams from each school, eliminated in earlier rounds of competition, and smiling, photo-snapping parents, cheered loudly and waved banners with every correct answer in the contest, prompting several reminders from the officiating librarians for quiet. This year’s book list included 11 Birthdays, Out of the Dust, Honus and Me, My Life as a
Local students awarded National Merit Scholarship honors Two Valley students are among the latest winners in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Winners include: • Riley H. Wilk of Carnation, a Cedarcrest High School student and recipient of the National Merit Boeing Scholarship. He plans to study computer science. • Elizabeth Zhang of Snoqualmie, a home-schooled student and recipient of the National Merit Boeing Scholarship. She plans to study electrical engineering. The scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of employees or residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.
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Above, Fall City Elementary’s captain, Jake, confidently holds up team Alpha Books’ answer to a question while teammates Ashley, Aaron, Seth and Andrew give him the thumbs-up. Right, supporting classmates wave banners and cheer as the answer to the question is announced. Book, Gregor the Overlander, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Wait Till Helen Comes, Small Steps, Eleven, Extra Credit, Ragweed, War Horse, The Boy Who Spoke Dog, The Door in the Lake.
Self-governing Opstad fifth graders send aid to Haitian children Fifth grade students in Ileen O’Leary’s class at Opstad Elementary held a bake sale on Thursday, April 19. The lunchtime event was a fundraiser for the children of Haiti. One of the fifth graders’ parents had gone to Haiti to volunteer and visited the classroom recently to share her story. She talked about the devastation of the country after a 2010 earthquake. The class is currently practicing selfgovernment and decided unanimously to hold a bake sale for the children of Haiti. The money will go to a group working with children and families in Furcy, a country town outside the capital city.
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Apparently many people had to move in with relatives after most of the structure in Port au Prince were destroyed in a Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. Furcy is a poor community without sanitary drinking water, or indoor plumbing. Water must be carried up a steep hill to the town by the people for drinking, cooking and washing. The fifth graders decided to place jars in various business around North Bend, which will be collected at the end of May. Between the bake sale, donations, and the classroom collections, they earned $340 so far.
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The proposed action description and other information are available for review at http://go.usa.gov/y6e, at the Snoqualmie Ranger District Office, 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, or the Enumclaw Public Service Center, 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from Rachel Lipsky, Environmental Coordinator, 425-888-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org How to Comment and Timeframe Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following the publication of this notice in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this analysis. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Written comments must be submitted to: Jim Franzel, Snoqualmie District Ranger, 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045, or faxed to 425-888-1910. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official’s office during normal business hours via telephone (425-888-8751) or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to email@example.com. In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. Published in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. May 2, 2012.
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Drug Take Back Day was a big success for King County Deputy Tim McDonald, here collecting 200 pounds of prescriptions at the end of the day, Saturday, April 28, in North Bend. Traffic was steady as residents dropped off people and pet drugs. McDonald says the annual collection keeps them out of the wrong hands and out of the local environment and watershed. Learn more at www.dea.gov.
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Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club plans annual plant sale
The annual Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club plant sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Mount Si Senior
Center in North Bend. Each year, club members propagate, divide and grow plants in their yards for the sale. With a large selection of perennials, shrubs, roses, berries and small trees, the annual sale will also include a good assortment of hardy fuchsias grown by a local nursery. Several local businesses and the horticulture program at Mount Si High School have made generous donations of plants for the sale.
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PUBLIC NOTICE #616390 NOTICE: PERMIT APPLICATION RECEIVED TO DISCHARGE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TO THE CITY OF SNOQUALMIE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Application Permit No. ST0045516 Applicant: Girard Water Treatment 38190 SE Stearns Road Snoqualmie, King County Girard Water Treatment has applied for a State Waste Discharge permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 90.48 revised Code of Washington as amended, to discharge treated industrial wastewater to the Snoqualmie Wastewater Treatment Plant PUBLIC COMMENT AND INFORMATION Interested agencies, organizations or persons desiring to express their views or to be notified of the Department’s actions on this permit application should notify, in writing, the Washington State Department of Ecology at the address below within 30 days of the last date of publication. Comments should be sent to: Washington State Department of Ecology Northwest Regional Office 3190 - 160th Avenue S.E. Bellevue, WA 98008-5452 Attention: Tricia Miller The applications and related documents are available for inspection and copying between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the aforementioned regional office of the Department. If you require special accommodations or need this document in a format for the visually impaired, call Tricia Miller at (425)649-7201. Persons with hearing loss can call 711 for Washington Relay Service. Persons with a speech disability can call 877-833-6341. Published in the Snoqualmie Valley Record on May 2, 2012 and May 9, 2012. PUBLIC NOTICE #618131 30-Day Comment Period for a Preliminary Decision Memo USDA Forest Service Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Snoqualmie Ranger District King County, Washington Opportunity to Comment on Snoqualmie Christmas Tree Project The Forest Service, Mt. BakerSnoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, has prepared a preliminary Decision Memo (DM) for this project. The DM details the rationale for planting trees on 255 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands within recently thinned I-90 Corridor Thin Timber Sale units. The project areas are located within Township 22 N, Range 10 E (Sections 6, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 26) and Township 23 N, Range 8 E (Section 6) Willamette Meridian. In light of a recent court ruling (Sequoia ForestKeeper v. Tidwell, 11-cv-00679-LJO-DLB (E.D. Cal.)), the Forest Service will provide public notice, comment, and opportunity for administrative appeal for projects and activities documented with a DM(36 CFR 220.6(e)). Only those who provide comment or express interest in this proposal during this comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations.
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Wednesday May 2
Live music: Open mic is 7 p.m. at The Black Dog in downtown Snoqualmie; (425) 831-3647. All ages welcome.
Thursday, May 3 Live show: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is 7:30 p.m. at Valley Center Stage, North Bend. Visit www.valleycenterstage.org. Learn to knit: Purl One, Listen Too is 1 p.m. at Snoqualmie Library. Learn new stitches, meet new friends, listen to new books and talk about knitting. Prayer gathering: Valley Ministerial Association holds a ‘National Day of Prayer’ gathering, noon at North Bend City Hall; (425) 888-2711. Lunch and Learn: Snoqualmie Valley Hospital looks at “The Connection Between Hospice and Quality of Life,” noon at Snoqualmie Fire Department. RSVP at www.svhdlunchan.
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Live show: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is 7:30 p.m. at Valley Center Stage, North Bend. Civil War Quilts: Drawing from actual diary entries and Civil War quilt blocks, art historian Susan Olds presents a visual account of the amazing quilts and the women who created them, 2 p.m. at the Fall City Library. Relay benefit: AlpenFolk concert, German dinner is 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Eagles lodge, 8200 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for youth ages 12 and under; Contact email@example.com or call (425) 922-8645.
Sunday, May 6 Live music: Jeremy Serwer plays brunch, 10 a.m. to noon at The Black Dog in downtown Snoqualmie; (425) 8313647. All ages are welcome at the show.
Saturday, May 12 Live music: Left Coast Gypsies play at 8 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery Taproom.
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Saturday, May 5 Live music: Jeremy Serwer plays at 8 p.m. at The Black Dog in downtown Snoqualmie; (425) 831-3647. Live music: Extra Sauce Please plays at 8 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery Taproom, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E.
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Sunday, April 22 Marijuana possession: At 1:32 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle with a huge crack in the windshield, on Snoqualmie Parkway Southeast near Fisher Avenue Southeast. The officer smelled
marijuana in the vehicle and asked the driver if he’d had any. The driver said he’d had some on a camping trip. The officer found two grams, and arrested the driver.
Friday, April 20 Knee injury: At 7:42 a.m., Snoqualmie Police responded with the fire department to the 9200 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast. A student reportedly suffered a knee injury and needed treatment.
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North Bend Sheriff’s Station Thursday, April 26 Gang sign: At 9:10 a.m., the train director of the Northwest Railway Museum called police to report vandalism. Someone used bright white spray paint to paint gang signs on the train bridge.
Tuesday April 24 Vandalism: At 1:15 p.m., a business owner called police to the 100 block of Bendigo Boulevard North, where someone had thrown a rock through the window of a commercial building. Stairwell surfing: At 4:19 a.m., police were asked to remove sleeping transients from a business in the 46800 block of Southeast North Bend Way. According to the caller, the people had entered through an unlocked
back door, and had been sleeping in the stairwell.
CarnationDuvall Police Sunday, April 29 Suspicious characters: At 1:49 p.m., a State Fish and Game officer told police about seeing three men by the river in the 3600 block of Tolt Avenue. They were sitting around a fire, and passing around a glass pipe. Police searched the area but did not find the men.
Tuesday, April 24 Marijuana at school: At 1:31 p.m., school staff contacted police when a student brought some green vegetable matter to school in the 3700 block of Tolt Avenue. The marijuana was confiscated and the student was suspended.
MT SI FISH and Game Club Annual Kids Trout Derby Location: Ponds located behind the Snoqualmie Police Department. No registration necessary. Rules will be available at Check-in Station. Time: May 5th, 2012 Daylight to 10:00 AM. Fish Check-in Station will be at the Snoqualmie Police Department. Fish can be weighed in starting at 6:30 AM. Sorry, no dogs.
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Tribe donation helps Wildcat football Snoqualmie Indian Tribe gave Mount Si’s Wildcat Booster Football Club a big boost recently with a sponsorship of $10,000. The donation helps pay for player development, training for coaches, new equipment and uniforms, academic assistance, technology improvements, and increased playing opportunities for students, said Booster Club president Jeff Mitchell. “The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a great friend of the Wildcat Football Program,” said Charlie Kinnune, head football coach. “I personally can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done to support our players and coaches, Mount Si High School, and the Snoqualmie Valley community at large.” • For more information on the Mount Si High School Football Booster Club, visit www. mtsihsfootball.com. • For more information on the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, visit www.snoqualmienation.com.
Mount Si Gymnastics’ Megan Simpson, Addison Norris and Lauren Bennetts were among placers at the Level 4 state meet.
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Coach Megan Botulinski watches as Mount Si’s Sarah Miller reaches the apex of her triple jump. Miller tied with teammate Sophie Rockow for first in Thursday’s Interlake meet.
Mount Si track team measuring gains, one unique record at a time By Seth Truscott Editor
Nothing. That’s what’s on Mitchell Smith’s mind as he races toward the bar, leaps as high as he can, and sails up, over and down to the mat. “The clearest mind is the best way,” the
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Mount Si sophomore explains his approach to the high jump. “If you think about it, you’re probably going to hit the bar.” A jumper since seventh grade, he takes the sport one inch at a time. Driven by both a family interest in the sport and the need to stay active, Smith was stoked to break a personal record in last week’s Mount Si home meet with Interlake.
Mount Si Gymnastics Academy launched itself onto the local gymnastics scene with an impressive performance at the Level 4 state meet, held April 21 and 22 at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish. Only the best and brightest gymnasts qualify to compete at the USAG Washington State Meet, held once a year. Opening their doors just a few weeks ago, owners Amy Norton and Kathy Caro knew there was much to be done in order to prepare for the state competition. With head coach Penny Loan, they spent the past few months preparing the gym with their signature red, black and grey colors
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Mount Si’s Delaney Hollis, center, moves up in the pack, followed by teammate Kamira Nicolino, in the mile Thursday, April 26. Hollis took second.
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Breaking the personal record is the small victory that track and field athletes chase and earn constantly. For Mitchell, the improvement that he made Thursday—a new personal best with a five-foot, eightinch jump—is “the best feeling in my life.” It’s only the beginning. Following her personal best in the girls’ mile, Mount Si sophomore Delaney Hollis was thrilled, sharing her experience. She and running mate Annie Shaw, a Mount Si freshman, have been alternately breaking their best mile times. With a 6:07.9 time on Thursday, Hollis was on top of the world. Explaining her approach, Delaney compares it to her fall sport, soccer. “When I’m out here, I focus on the closest girl to me,” the sophomore said. “I keep my eye on her, I speed up to her gradually. I just tick them off, one at a time.” “Track is good because it gets me out every day, running,” Hollis added. She can’t do it by herself—Hollis feeds off the energy of those around here. “I am an extremely competitive person,” she said.
Defying gravity Mount Si runners and throwers racked up triumphs personally and for their team—their efforts led Thursday to a strong team victory for both the boys and girls teams. “I’ll take that!” said freshman Sarah Brevick, one of the upcoming prospects for girls throwers. She had broken 80 feet in an early javelin flight, and went on to cap an 82.9-foot hurl. “I just wanted to get a PR,” Brevick said. She’s stoked to be part of the team: Coach Dave Ovall is “Awesome,” and “It’s fun throwing a spear as far as you can.” Back at the high jump, senior Ryan Olson broke down the physics of human flight, as he, Mitchell and teammate Jon Proctor pushed for PRs. Olson explains that the centrifugal force of the runner carriers them toward the pole. “Your body is telling you that you need to go into the bar,” he said. “Really, you just need to jump…as high as you can.” Smith has been running a lot to strengthen his calves, and training with the jumping coach. He’s got the muscles to go even higher, he says.
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Boys placers Both Mount Si boys and girls teams dominated Thursday, with the boys leading 79-66, the girls 93-57. For the boys, Mount Si’s Emmitt Rudd and Willy Eand had second and third in the 200-meter race, with 26.22 and 26.48, respectively. Cole Palmer, Keldron Back and Ehren Eichler had the top three in the 400-meter race with 55.27, 55.99 and 56.54, respectively. Mount Si’s 400-meter relay team of Sean Hyland, Back, Eichler and Landon Storrud won their event. Dom Canady was second in the 3,200 meter race. Bradly Stevens won the 110 meter hurdles in 16.53, with Jon Proctor coming in third and Tyler Amsler at fifth. Kevin Carter led with 22.08 in the 110 high hurdles, and Ben Houldridge led five placers in the 300 hurdles, followed by Kevin Carter at third and Aaron Robey at fifth. At shot, Mount Si had a strong showing, led by Brian Copeland, Blake Herman and Cameron Davis in the top three. Copeland had a 44 foot, 7.25-inch put. Zach Sletten led at discus with a 126-foot, three-inch hurl, followed by Copeland, A.J. Brevick, Bradly Stevens and Peter Link. At javelin, Mount Si record holder Stevens led with an 187-foot, five-inch launch, followed by Brevick and Gunnar Carlson. In the high jump, Mitchell Smith led with a five-footeight-inch leap, followed by Jon Proctor, Ryan Olson and Mark Grigas. At pole vault, Jimbo Davis took first with a 12-foot-sixinch vault. Mount Si’s Will Raymond took fifth. In the long jump, Emmitt Rudd and Sean Hyland had second and third. In the triple, Brevick led with a 38-foot, 1.75-inch sequence, followed by Proctor. Tyler Amsler and Mark Grigas had fourth and fifth.
and ensured all equipment was ready for heavy use by the team. The gymnasts worked hard to ensure they demonstrated their best performance on floor, bars, vault, and beam. Their tenacity paid off, earning the girls placements ranging from 4th place to 11th place finishes. Their strong results demonstrate that this new gymnastics team has a bright future. Results for the team included: Ginger Judge, fourth place; Lauren Bennetts, fifth place; Megan Simpson, eigth place; Summer Horsley, ninth place; Addison Norris,10th place; Sidney Aspinal and Ellery Norton, 11th place. Mount Si Gymnastics Academy & Dance Studio’s goal is to provide every child with a healthy and positive environment in order for them to achieve their personal goals in gymnastics, dance and fitness. MSGA is located in the Mount Si Business Park in North Bend.
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Ehren Eichler speeds in his leg of the 400-meter relay.
Girls results Sophomore Jesse Guyer won the 100-meter race in 13.21 and the 200-meter race in 27.66 seconds. In the 400-meter race, Karlie Hurley, a freshman, took second in 1:02.01. At 800 meters, Christina Volken, a junior, took second with 2:28.85. Delaney Hollis was third in the mile with 6:07.92. Sophomore Bailey Scott took third in the 3200-meter race with 12:39.33. Junior Ashley Jackson won both the girls 100- and 300meter hurdles with 18.18 and 50.19 seconds, respectively. The 4-by-100 relay team of Sophie Rockow, Sarah Miller, Jesse Guyer and Hannah Richmond won with 52.76, while the 4-by-200meter relay team, of Rockow, Hurley, Miller and Gyer won
with 1:50.43. The 4-by-400-meter team of Hurley, Volken, Hutchinson and Abbey Bottemiller won with 4.27.8. For the throwers, junior Heather Vanourek won with a 30-foot, 4.25 inch shot put, followed by Andrea Suttle, also a junior. Suttle won at discus with an 80-foot throw, followed by Sarah Brevick at second. Brevick won the javelin with an 82-foot, nine-inch toss. Lexi Swanson, a senior, won the high jump with a four-foot, two-inch leap. Hannah Richmond, a junior, won the pole vault with a nine-foot vault. Jackson won the long jump with a 15 foot, 6.5-inch leap. Sophie Rockow and Sally Miller, both seniors, tied for first in the triple jump with 31 feet, 9.75 inches.
Ginger Judge was Mount Si Gymnastics and Dance Academy’s top placer at state.
Cedarcrest boys, girls track show team spirit at at Kings
Red Wolves runners put out some good marks on Thursday, April 16, against Kings and South Whidbey. The boys and girls finished second in team scores at the meet, hosted by Kings. For the boys, Luke Driscoll and Matt Erickson led all comers in both the 100- and 200-meter races. Quinn Radbourne won the 800-meter race, breaking the sophomore class record that he already held. Mitchell Montgomery won the mile, and it was a 1-2-3 finish in the 300-meter hurdles by Dallin Candland, Zach Jordan and Alex Zuvich. Both boys relays won their races. Ryan McGinnis won the triple jump. For the girls, Amelia Anderson and Diana Carr went 1-2 in the 3200-meter race. The girls 4x4 team won their race, and Allison Bawden won the high jump. Bailey Parish was a double winner in the long jump and pole vault. Coach Bruce McClellan noted big changes to the team’s top-ten lists. “Probably the best part of today was the great team spirit by many members of the squad, as they met their team obligation of running at least one 4x400-meter race,” the coach said. “It is not the favorite of everyone but it was fun to see them cheering each other through the legs.”
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Rodney Nye Berkebile, 61, of La Selva Beach, California, and Camino Island, Washington, passed away on April 17, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Casey Berkebile of San Francisco. Mr. Berkebile was preceded in death by his sister Pam Krona, brother Tod Berkebile and parents Don and Aloha Berkebile. Rod loved growing fruits and vegetables, hiking with his daughter, hot rods, and was never without a book. Rodney was a man of integrity and humor. Following his service in the Seabee’s, Mr. Berkebile’s various jobs took him to work in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and New York. He chose to spend his final years in the warmth of the central California coast. The family will welcome guests to a celebration of Rodney’s life on Saturday, May 19th, at 2 p.m. at the Founder’s Location at Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue South, Des Moines, Washington 98198. 617761
Roger W. Davis (Age 67)
Passed away on April 24, 2012 in Creston, WA. He was born on May 1, 1944 in Snoqualmie Falls, WA to Donald and Mary Davis. He graduated from Tolt High School in Carnation, WA. He married Dorothy Child in Coeur d ‘Alene, ID on August 31, 1963. He worked for Davis Logging Co. in Preston, WA for 25 years with his father and extended family. He was a mechanic for Lakeside Industry for 11 years before retiring. The most important things in his life were his wife, his family, and his extended family. Mr. Davis was a 10 year member of the Lincoln Fire Department, Operating Engineers Union Local #302, a former Grange member and member of the Eagle’s Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Creston, WA; three daughters: Diana Johnson, Annette Stephens and Scott, and Tiffany Frazier and Corey; 8 grandchildren: Allan Shaner, Ashley Canfield, Anthony Glover, Drew Johnson, Tosha DeBord, Cody Stephens, Ethan and Madison Frazier; two great granddaughters: Annebelle and Maci Canfield; his brother, Paul Davis, his sister Connie Smith, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Judy Brazington. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Fire Hall, Lincoln, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Lincoln Fire Department, c/o Gary Barquist, 38232 Skyview Ct. N., Lincoln, WA 99147. Please go to www.stratefuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family. 616911
Florence Bernice Vezzoni
Florence Bernice Vezzoni, of North Bend, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. She was 86 years old. Florence was born on February 22, 1926 in North Bend, Washington to Ben and Gladys Young. She graduated from Snoqualmie High School and was the class Salutatorian in for the class of 1943. In February 1, 1947 she married Bob Vezzoni in Snoqualmie.They settled in Snoqualmie where they raised 3 children. Florence attended ITT Business College after graduating from high school. She worked for Washington State Bank, now known as Bank of America. She also worked as a teletype operator at Weyerhaeuser from 1965 to 1983. While Bob was away during the war, she worked at the VFW and volunteered with USO Committed Service Organization. She felt that it was a way to stay close to Bob while helping her community and country. Florence belonged to a bowling league while working at Weyerhaeuser. She loved to sing, sew, golf and was a wonderful cook. After taking painting classes with her sister, Adaline, she painted many wonderful pictures. The family has many of her beautiful pictures to remember and cherish. Later on in life, Florence greatly enjoyed babysitting her 2 granddaughters and it brought her great joy to be able to share all of her wonderful hobbies together with them. Florence also loved family vacations, it could be going to a favorite destination in Eastern Washington, visiting the ocean, traveling to Canada or Hawaii. They have many beautiful and treasured memories of these special times together. Florence always agreed with her husband Bob that they were blessed to live near their family on the blueberry farm, it was like living in paradise every day, for the family as well. She had a very gentle, but quiet strength, about her. She was a good listener and always gave the best advice. Florence would always put the needs of others before her own and always provided a strong
Della Streich 2/3/1918 - 4/2/2012
On April 2, 2012 our beautiful little mother went to be with our Lord and Savior. Mom was born during a blizzard on 2/3/1918 in Campbell, Minnesota to Ward and Marie (Peterson) Neuschwander. She was the first of four children born of that union. Two brothers and a sister were to follow. In August 1937 she met Norman Streich and three weeks later married him. Everyone said that it wouldn’t last, but it lasted for 58 years until Norman passed away in 1995. Norman and Della farmed for awhile in Minnesota. In 1953 they loaded up the family which was now larger by two more girls; Mardell and Marlene and drove to Arizona. Jobs were not plentiful for a dam builder in Arizona. Della and family moved to Riverdale, North Dakota where Norman was hired by Peter Kiewit Construction and Della went to work in the Kiewit mess hall. Della quit that job when she became pregnant with daughter number three, Norma Jean. She was a real live dolly for Marlene to play with. They moved to Great Falls, Montana to build another dam. Della stayed home to be a mother and housewife. Her final move was to Washington State where the family bought a home and lived in North Bend for 20 years. Norman went to work for Weyerhauser and Della worked at the North Bend Nursing Home and for Boeing. Upon retiring from Boeing Della & Norman purchase property at Timberlakes for the family to live and retire together for eternity. Norman passed away in 1995 and Della continued to live at Timberlakes until September 15, 2011 when she moved to the Harstine Islands Adult Family Home. Della was preceded in death by her parents, husband, both brothers and a grandson. She is survived by 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, sister Maryann and husband Clarke, 2 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The family gives its heartfelt thanks to Della’s caregivers for all the help she received as she neared the end of her life; the girls from CCS; the owners and staff at Harstine Island Adult Family Home and her visitors from Providence Hospice. As per Della’s request there will be no funeral services. Her ashes will be spread later this year. 616696
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support system. We all will remember how beautiful, generous, giving, caring and loving she was to all her family and friends. Florence deeply cherished every moment with her family, her husband, her sister, her great granddaughter Makenna and her very special family cat Zorro, who was a great comfort to her during the last few years. Florence is survived by her children Michael Robert Vezzoni of Seattle, Jayne Marie (Steve) Bybee of North Bend and John Eugene Vezzoni of North Bend; and her sister, Adaline Lane of Kirkland; granddaughter Kelli (Tom) Berlin of North Bend and Michelle Bybee of Issaquah; great granddaughter, Makenna Berlin and host of extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Bob who passed away in 2010. Every time a rainbow appears in front of beautiful Mt Si on the farm, it will be a promise from Florence to her family that she is now home, happy and healthy in the loving arms of the Lord with her beloved husband Bob. Florence will forever be deeply missed and dearly loved always. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Eastside Fire and Rescue, Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church or Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Graveside services will be held Monday,April 30 at 1:00 pm at Fall City Cemetery. 4713 Lake Alice Road SE Fall City WA 98024 Arrangements entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family online guestbook at www.flintofts. com 618200
Mary Jones/Siegenthaler Mary Ann (Wing) Jones/Siegenthaler died Saturday, April 7, in Issaquah. Mary Ann was born in Ellensburg in 1930, and moved to the Snoqualmie Valley in 1945, the daughter of Martin and Stella Wing. After graduation from Mount Si High School in 1948, she married Bobby Jones and lived in Fall City, where they operated Bob’s Drive-In. In 1980, she married Fred Siegenthaler. Mary Ann was preceded in death by Fred and her daughter Barbara Jones. She is survived by one daughter Charlotte Smith of Renton; two sons, Bobby Jones of Ellensburg and Martin Jones of North Bend. She has six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the Fall City United Methodist Church.
Firefighters raise most at Stairclimb Snoqualmie firefighters did it again. As part of Local 2878, Snoqualmie firefighters — along with those from Fall City, Duvall and Eastside Fire & Rescue — came in first for department fundraising out of 291 teams in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. For three years in a row, Local 2878 firefighters raised more funds than any other team to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this year raising $39,700. “A huge thank-you to everyone involved, donors and participants,” said Snoqualmie Firefighter Brian Busby. “I can’t say enough about the generous hearts of our community and the character of our team.” 616217
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Lynnettee Louise Keller & Kaylene Nichole Keller
Lynnettee Louise Keller (41) and her daughter, Kaylene Nichole Keller (18) died on April 22, 2012 in a tragic event at their home in North Bend, WA. Both women were vivacious and creative individuals who will be missed deeply by their family and many friends, both old and new. Lynnettee Louise Rocha Keller was born in Pomona, CA along with her twin brother on May, 28, 1970. She spent her early childhood in Laguna Hills, CA before moving with her family to Aloha, OR where she graduated from Aloha High School in 1989. Lynnettee spent her adult life in Bothell, Issaquah and North Bend, WA, along with her family. An accomplished artist and craftsperson working in the scrapbooking field, Lynnettee sold her work at fairs and online, including marketing her crafts online on You Tube. She had many friends in the online world and cared for them as much as anyone. Lynnettee had a talent for combining colors and textures in her art; she loved cooking traditional Mexican food and played a mean game of the card game “push”. Kaylene Nichole Keller was born on June 28, 1993 in Portland, OR and move along with family to Washington State at an early age. A graduate from Mount Si High School in North Bend in 2011, Kaylene was a strong student who cared passionately about nature and the environment; baked cookies that could tempt anyone off a diet and loved to spend time in the outdoors with her friends and her beloved dog. Kaylene also had an avid interest in computer gaming technology and was a current student at Bellevue College. A family memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Both women are survived by their family: Albert Rocha, (father & grandfather); Lupe Vasquez-Lewis (mother/grandmother), Gene A. Rocha (brother/uncle) Kimberly RochaPearson (sister/aunt), Jesus Vasquez (grandfather/greatgrandfather), Fletcher Lewis (step-father/step-grandfather), Pete Keller (father-in-law/grandfather), Irene Keller (motherin-law/grandmother), Carson Brammer, (Kaylene’s friend and companion), Rebekah Rocha (sister-in-law/aunt), Randel Pearson (brother-in-law/uncle), and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins spread out throughout the U.S. A memorial / scholarship fund has been set up by the Rocha family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynnettee Rocha Keller and Kaylene Keller’s names at any BECU Branch. 618276
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Along with members of the Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge, Encompass Executive Director Gregory Malcom, North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing, left, and North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner, right, speak with Wes Crowder, Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, during Crowder’s visit to North Bend on Tuesday, April 17. Crowder holds Tommy Moose, a Moosesponsored plush toy given to emergency responders to help children during times of crisis.
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Snoqualmie Valley artist Richard W. Burhans is the creator of a solo exhibit in the city of Covington. Through this month, works by Burhans appear at the City Hall Art Gallery. Known for his storied murals, Burhans has featured over 500 Valley residents in his paintings. Visit TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club to see Opening Day; King County Library in North Bend, Characters from the Classics; the city of North Bend’s Centennial Mural and architectural entrance screens downtown North Bend; Snoqualmie City Hall Council Chambers feature The History of Logging. The Coffee House in Art, Music and Letters, originally painted for Starbucks Coffee is now owned by the city of North Bend. Burhans’ illustrated book, St. Nicholas and The Valley Beyond is still available online. The Covington show will feature the rivers, mountains and people of the Snoqualmie Valley who are featured in his works.
Snoqualmie Valley Friends of the Performing Arts honors three up and coming local creators; from left are actress Taylor Pearlsteain, jazz musician Matt Bumgardner, and folk musician Mike Antone; at right is SVFPA member Thomas Tilton.
Up and coming artists
An up-and-coming Valley actress, student of jazz and folk musician are the latest locals to get recognition from local scene boosters, the Snoqualmie Valley Friends of the Performing Arts. The group named, Taylor Pearlstein and Matt Bumgardner, two Mount Si High School students, as its quarterly Rising Stars. Mike Antone is a Featured Artist. The SVFPA Rising Star Award is given quarterly to a young artist between the ages of 14 and 18 who demonstrates exceptional talent and performance potential, plus a commitment to art. Pearlstein is a junior at Mount Si High School. She began enjoying music in seventh grade, writing songs on guitar and ukulele. In her freshman year, Taylor got involved in choir and theatre, earning the prominent role of “Schwarzy” in
the MSHS musical production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” For her outstanding performance, Taylor received a nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” in the 5th Avenue High School Musical Awards. Bumgardner is a senior at Mount Si High School. He began performing on cello at the age of 8, switching to the trombone in middle school. A member of the MSHS Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, Bumgardner was selected to the State of Washington Music Educators Association all-state jazz band on two occasions and
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2 MONUMENT PLOTS in the gorgeous Gethsemane Cemetery. Side by side, close in, near entrance, not far from sidewalk. Easy walk for visiting. All paid and included is the Grounds Care; 2 Lawn Crypt boxes (to enclose your caskets), plus the opening & closing costs. Friendly Schools & Training h e l p f u l s t a f f. Va l u e d ATTEND COLLEGE on- $ 8 , 3 6 5 . S e l l fo r o n l y line from home. *Medical $7,500. Call 253-272*Business *Criminal Jus- 5005. tice. *Hospitality. Job 3 G O R G E O U S V I E W placement assistance. Plots at Washington MeComputer available. Fi- morial in The Garden of nancial Aid if qualified. Communion. Well kept, SCHEV cer tified. Call l o v e l y & y e a r r o u n d 8 6 6 - 4 8 3 - 4 4 9 9 . maintenance included. www.CenturaOnline.com Friendly, helpful staff. Section 15, block 232, plots B; (2, 3 & 4), near Veteran section. Asking below cemeter y price, $8,000! Will separate. 206-246-0698. Plots located at 16445 International Blvd.
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Scouts, volunteers beautify North Bend The girls of North Bend Girl Scout Troops 42388, 40944, and 43660, along with volunteers from the local community and Puget Sound Energy, came together on Friday, April 13, for North Bend’s Arbor Day celebration at Torguson Park. Second and third graders worked as hard as the adults, preparing the planting pits, placing the trees, and backfilling the holes for 15 new Red Cascade Mountain Ash trees in the parking lot at Torguson Park. This year, the City was awarded a Tree City USA Award from the Department of Natural Resources and the National Arbor Day Foundation, for its commitment to providing and caring for public trees. For Arbor Day, Puget Sound Energy donated the trees, while Ryan Kolodejchuk prepared the tree pits. For more information on the City’s tree program, opportunities for volunteer service, or the City of North Bend’s Adopt-a-Park Program, please contact Mike McCarty at mmccarty@ northbendwa.gov, or at (425) 888-7649.
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Megan Caro holds up her watercolor Arbor Day poster, the winning entry in the city of Snoqualmie’s annual poster creation contest. The Snoqualmie Elementary Student was recognized by Mayor Matt Larson at the city’s Arbor Day celebration on April 21, and received a set of water colors to keep making paintings. Snoqualmie has been officially named a Tree City.
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