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Valley police dispose of aging ammo with a bang When most of our trash gets collected, it’s uneventful. The stuff gets squashed into a truck, then dumped in a landfill. But when some of our more unusual waste is disposed of, it creates fireworks—for example, when ammunition gets dropped at the North Bend Sheriff ’s substation, as occasionally happens. “Generally, we blow it up,” says North Bend’s Police Chief Mark Toner.
Pets, scenery and people: Amateur photo contest returns Pages 9-11
Mount Si Cheer team is state champions, 6th in the nations Page 7
Index Letters 4 5 Obituaries 6 Scene 6 Movie Times 14 Calendar Classifieds 15-18
Vol. 99, No. 40
Preserving police dog partnerships Seth Truscott/Staff Photos
Architect Michelle Langrehr of TCA leads a group of City of North Bend and Eastside Fire and Rescue employees through the new Fire Station 87, under construction off North Bend Way. The bright, big apparatus bay is night and say compared with the existing 60-year-old quarters. Below, a city webcam shows progress earlier this week.
Sheriff recognizes Councilman for service to fallen canines By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter
Something as simple as a cleaner fire truck makes a difference for North Bend firefighter Bob Venera. With a shiny truck, “you can take more pride in what you have,” and in the job you do, he says. In six months, Venera and his fellow crew members can take more pride in shinier trucks, and shinier everything. With construction proceeding without a hitch on the new Station 87 on Maloney Grove Avenue, local firefighters will bid farewell to the 60-year-old station, adjacent to City Hall on Second Street—and its archaic layout.
When King County Sheriff John Urquhart asked Ryan Kolodejchuk to stand with him at the Feb. 19 meeting of the North Bend Council, the councilman was confused. “What’d I do?” he asked a smiling council and audience, Ryan Kolodejchuk as he walked to the podium. He figured it out when Urquhart started telling the council “a little story.”
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First look at new fire station shows a safer, modern place By Seth Truscott Editor
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