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Wednesday, august 29, 2012 • Daily updates at www.valleyrecord.com • 75 cents •
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North Bend makes its move, votes to finalize Snoqualmie cops contract; King County Sheriff is out in 2015 By Carol Ladwig
Lower costs, quick responses, and responses to every call were the main reasons that four North Bend City Council members voted Tuesday night to contract with Snoqualmie for police services.
Tales of the urban chicken: Valley families get fowl friends Page 7
Improvedreadiness,communityfeedback, and lack of representation in a Snoqualmie contract were the main reasons that three councilmen voted against the action. Despite their fundamental disagreement, however, both sides shared the opinion that North Bend could no longer make do with a flex model for law enforcement, at any price. “Public service, public safety is a primary mission for city government,” said Jeanne Pettersen, who voted for the change with Dee Williamson, Ross Loudenback and Jonathan Rosen.
See SWITCH, 5
Fresh look for school’s start
Farmers market season isn’t over yet; Exec promotes farms Page 11
Index Opinion 4 5 Letters Back to School 10 11 Movie Times Classifieds 12-13 On the Scanner 14
Vol. 99, No. 14
No limits Boeing Classic Adaptive Clinic helps golfers of all abilities grow and heal By Seth Truscott Editor
Ed Wilson grasps the club with both arms. Only one, his right, ends in a hand. His left arm links to a prosthetic, a red, white and blue-striped fork that fits around the club, giving Wilson added power and control. He drives the ball with practiced ease. Wilson, a 21-year North Bend resident and competitive golfer, lost his left hand 18 years ago, after the packing unit of a recycling truck snagged his glove. The injury couldn’t keep him off the green, though. See ADAPT, 6
Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Hefting an armload of brush, Becky Jorgenson of North Bend helps fellow members of SVA Church tidy the grounds of North Bend Elementary School on Sunday, Aug. 26. Volunteers from the church cleaned up elementary grounds in Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend, while members of Cascade Covenant Church worked at Mount Si High School the previous Sunday. Their work freed up custodial resources for other schools. The Snoqualmie Valley School District will recognize volunteers at its meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the district office, 8001 Silva Ave., Snoqualmie. School begins Wednesday, Aug. 29.
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North Bend resident Ed Wilson readies a shot during the Boeing Classic Adaptive Golf Clinic. Wilson, who lost a hand in a recycling truck accident, now helps others try the sport.