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Bond battle in Valley schools
Taming the waters Navigating the shifting world of flood insurance with Angie Donaldson By Carol Ladwig
Mountain farm puts Mount Si XC trekkers to the test Page 10
Salish Lodge’s ‘Hidden Terrace’ has a different Falls view Page 7
Imagine you are holding a milkshake. Test its consistency by scooping up a spoonful and letting it drip back into the glass. Or, just dump it onto the floor and watch it splatter. What does it look like—a thick, blobby smear, or a watery splash on the floor and walls? Be specific, because your decision could be the difference between a flood insurance claim that’s covered, and one that’s rejected. Although that’s not exactly how claims are resolved, the milkshake imagery is part Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo of flood insurAngela Donaldson advises ance training, homeowners in the Valley says Elizabeth to get informed about flood Gildersleeve. insurance under the new Biggert-Waters reforms. See FLOOD, 2
Opinion 4 5 Movie Times 8 Calendar On The Scanner 9 11 Obituaries Classifieds 12-16
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Jenckes makes first cut on ‘Voice’ North Bend and Duvall native Austin Jenckes had a successful audition on television’s “The Voice” last Tuesday, “Well, secret’s finally out!!! I’m on Blake Austin Jenckes Shelton’s team and am super stoked for it!” he wrote on his Facebook page. Jenckes sang “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. “The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC, with several more rounds of blind auditions before the competition between the selected singers will begin.
District 410 board is divided on funding for new facilities By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter
Above, Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo; below, courtesy photo
Julie Steil holds a small wheel of cheese, the same size as she teaches people to make in her weekend classes. Below, a selection of Steil’s finished goods.
The cheesemonger What would you do if you couldn’t fail? Fall City’s Julie Steil makes cheese By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter
Success is less about having the right answers than it is about asking the right questions. Doubters, just take a look at Julie Steil.
She started filming her own television show this spring. The Fall City woman wholesales most of her specialty cheeses to chefs in Seattle-area restaurants, and opens a retail shop on weekends. She sells out anyway, since she teaches cheese-making and students clear the shelves of, among other things, cheese-making supplies and her home-made cheesecake. See STEIL, 6
Option A squared off against Plan B Thursday evening, in the school bond arena. In one corner, the eightyear, $200 million proposal to build a sixth elementary school and remodel Mount Si High School over the next decade, better known as Option A, looked like the heavyweight. In the opposite corner, challenger Plan B, at $30 million for a sixth elementary school only was no featherweight, but it looked like one in contrast. T h e Snoqualmie School Valley School decision Board dis- Option A cussed, but builds a sixth didn’t act on elementary either choice school and Sept. 26, but starts phase 1 will address of a Mount Si them again High School Oct. 10. The remodel that delayed does could bring not pre- freshmen back clude a bond to the main measure by campus by February, but 2018. further delay could push a bond to April. Most board members agreed that the elementary school, first on the schedule in Option A, with a goal of opening in 2015, was top priority. See SCHOOLS, 3
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