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Back to polls, again, for Si View
Election season marked by candidate signs disappearing By Carol Ladwig
Hunters on the line: A look at Mount Si football’s human wall Page 26
Winter section shares ways to be ready for the big wet one See inside
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Vol. 100, No. 23
It’s a spooky time of year for election signs. The ubiquitous “vote for” placards posted throughout the Valley have been mysteriously disappearing in places, never to be seen again. So what dark forces snatched up most of Marci Busby’s signs from Fall City two weeks ago, or picked off her opponent David Spring’s signs within the hour they were posted in a North Bend neighborhood? We’ll probably never know, because neither Snoqualmie nor North Bend police have received many reports on the disappearances—a typical sign costs under $5, so it’s hard to think of as a theft —and if they did, they wouldn’t have much to investigate. “The police said that, since there was no eyewitness, that nothing could be done,” Spring wrote in an e-mail to the Record, referring to a report he filed, not so much for his missing sign, but to report collateral damage to a nearby street sign. See SIGNS, 7 Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
It’s a time of change for Fall City’s Fire District 27, which is going to the polls this fall for its first maintenance and operations levy. Right, Fall City firefighters and commissioners gather in front of the station’s oldest vehicle, a 23-year-old Pierce Lance engine, slated for replacement under the levy. Pictured are, at rear, firefighters Brett Krache, Joe Springer and Marcus Noble; front, commissioners Eric Hollis and Lilly Hansen.
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Royals for a day Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
David Butler and Sami Kieffer walk off the Mount Si football field with crowns and a regal bouquet, just named Homecoming king and queen of the high school. They were among 16 students named to the annual court at Mount Si High School. Read more about the royals on page 9.
In a tight economy, the Si View Metropolitan Parks District has twice successfully gone to its voters to preserve its funding. This year is no different, in that Si View has a Prop. 1 on the ballot, but in terms of what Si View returns on that investment, it’s already been a lot different. “Have we expanded? Well, we really just refined what we currently run,” says Executive Director Travis Stombaugh. “We don’t have more offerings, but we serve more people. Each program has gotten bigger and bigger.” The parks district, serving about 40,000 residents in North Bend, unincorporated Snoqualmie, Fall City and the Lower Valley, has had about 112,000 participants in one or more of its programs so far this year. See SI VIEW, 7
Holding the line Fall City floats first M&O levy after annexations take a toll By Seth Truscott Editor
You don’t just hop in a hovercraft and zoom away. “It takes a lot of training to be able to operate it,” explains firefighter Brett Krache, as he shows me the Fall City Fire District’s big fan-powered rescue craft. In some situations, like floods, it’s too dangerous to ply the Snoqualmie River with an outboard motor. So the department trains at ballfields and the river with the hovercraft. And that takes time. See FIRE LEVY, 8
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North Bend publishes homeless problem survey In trying to address the issues surrounding its homeless/transient population, North Bend is turning to its citizens. The city has created an 18-question survey on community concerns and priorities, and encourages residents to complete the survey, either online, or on a paper copy, available at City Hall. The North Bend Council’s Public Safety Committee requested the survey, City Administrator Londi Lindell said, in response to citizens’ concerns about a seemingly growing number of homeless people and problems. “There’s been a pretty big uptick in our calls for service and a lot of them have had to do with the perceived transient population,” Lindell said. People are offering largely anecdotal evidence of what they see as a growing problem, she said, including not feeling safe going out at night, finding drug paraphernalia in their yards and in parks, and concerns for the safety of their children. “These are the complaints I’ve been getting and the council’s been getting,” she said, adding that residents were quite vocal about their concerns at a recent public information meeting on the emergency winter homeless shelter, scheduled to open at North Bend Community Church on Nov. 15. Although the survey is informal, she felt the data could help the council to grasp the problem, and maybe determine if there is an actual increase, or just a perceived one in the homeless population and its problems. “It’s not a statistically accurate survey…. but I think it’s just helpful, information gathering,” Lindell said. The survey asks citizens to prioritize the city’s responsibilities and share general safety concerns. It also specifically asks respondents about exposure to and concerns about such issues as homeless camps, the winter shelter, illegal drug use, and panhandling. It is available online (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NB-HOMELESS, or from the city’s website) through Nov. 15. North Bend has been working on homeless issues for many months, and passed a no-camping ordinance in January to ban people from sleeping on public property. Police Chief Mark Toner will host the monthly public safety meeting on the issues of homelessness, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Mount Si Senior Center. On Saturday, Nov. 2, organizers of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter host a public information meeting on the shelter plans for the coming season. The meeting is 11 a.m. at the North Bend Community Church, 146 E. Third St., North Bend.
Twin Falls students to take part in mock election As Washington voters cast ballots in the 2013 General Election, thousands of students in grades K-12 will get their chance to vote in the Washington state Mock Election. In the Valley, eighth grade students at Twin Falls Middle School will be taking part. Sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State, the mock election is a nonpartisan, educational program that teaches students to be informed voters. Taking part in the mock election is free and open to all Washington K-12 students, whether they attend private, public or tribal school or are homeschooled. Voting takes place online, starting Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. and ending Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
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Fans crowd in for Jenckes’ autograph after his surprise concert Thursday, Oct. 24, in Duvall. Enterprising girls who hadn’t bought a CD to sign just asked the singer to sign their hands, and were delighted when he did. Below, Jenckes performs with his cousin, Robert Perez.
Valley’s own ‘Voice’ Austin Jenckes visits his roots, gives surprise concert By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter
Hunched over his guitar and grinning, red-faced, Austin Jenckes kicks out one, sometimes both of his booted feet as he plays. He’s more humble hometown boy than the rock star a capacity crowd has gathered to celebrate, and he’s the first to admit it. “I really appreciate all of you being here tonight,” Jenckes told a crowd of 950-plus at the Riverview School District offices in Duvall Oct. 24 for his surprise concert. “All of this is actually kind of freaking me out!” Jenckes was rewarded with laughs, whoops and applause from the audience, many of them local people who’d watched him grow up in the Valley, or grew up with him. This was their Austin, the one who played Little League in North Bend and football at Cedarcrest, the one who sang at his 2006 graduation ceremony, the one who played music every chance he got. They’ve been sharing him with TV viewers ever since the 25-year-old Valley man was selected to compete in NBC’s “The Voice,” this fall, but tonight he was all theirs. On the show, Jenckes competes with other hand-selected musicians for an opportunity for nationwide fame. He’s also being coached for success, but no one can teach him a thing about how to talk to his hometown crowd. “I’ll say it again, my name is Austin Jenckes, and I come from Duvall Washington, and…” whatever else he was going to say was lost in the roar of approval from the audience when he opened his show Thursday night. His first song was a heart-wrencher, one he said he played when he missed his father. Jenckes’ father committed suicide when Jenckes was only 16. A tiny, sympathetic “aww” rolled through the room, and a few tears followed, but Jenckes brought everyone back up with his tales of fishing at Rattlesnake Lake with his dad, and his message, keep on fishin’. Soon, Jenckes brought out his cousin, Robert Perez, on the drums, and the pair
had the crowd clapping and singing along, and eventually holding up their lit cellphones in homage. The choruses of “We love you Austin!” throughout the show came so fast at times, Jenckes couldn’t even grin and shout “Love you back!” every time. He didn’t even try when a group of men’s voices started echoing the girls’, just laughed with everyone else. By the end of the night, some of the youngest kids in the audience were curled up on the floor in front of the stage, and everyone was unabashedly singing along. To introduce what he thought was his finale, he said simply, “All right, here we go,” and played the opening notes of “Simple Man,” sending a hushed thrill through the crowd. It was the song he played to end his many Duvall SummerStage shows over the years, and the song he played in audition for “The Voice.” It wasn’t, however, his last song. His people weren’t done with him, and called him back for several encores, including his real finale to get everyone moving, “Twist and Shout.” “I am the luckiest person on the planet,” a grateful Jenckes told his grateful crowd. The concert, hosted by the Duvall Cultural Commission, also benefited the St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank in Duvall. Video and photos of the concert will be available on the Duvall Cultural Commission’s website and Facebook page this week.
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Initiative 522 – badly written, costly and misleading Consumers would pay higher grocery prices “Economic studies show I-522 would increase grocery prices for Washington families by hundreds of dollars per year.” Dan Newhouse, Former Director Washington State Department of Agriculture
Many food labels would be false and inaccurate “Initiative 522 is so badly written it would require some foods to be labeled as genetically engineered, even if they're not. It would give consumers misleading information.” Ken Eikenberry, Former Washington State Attorney General
I-522 won’t give consumers what they’re looking for “Initiative 522 isn't based on sound science and wouldn't give consumers accurate or reliable information. I-522 would not make our food any safer, but it would make our food more expensive.” Dr. Nancy Auer, Former President Washington State Medical Association*
“Washington voters and consumers can serve their best interests by voting No on I-522.” Seattle Times Editorial, 10/5/13
“I-522 doesn’t live up to its own truth-inpackaging claims.” Tacoma News Tribune Editorial, 10/6/13
“Labeling needs to be done the right way, and I-522 falls short.” Everett Herald Editorial, 10/16/13
“Exemptions for everything from dairy and beef products to restaurant foods render much of I-522 meaningless to consumers.” The Spokesman-Review Editorial, 10/22/13
“[I-522] would confuse rather than inform, so voters should reject this poorly worded and deceptive initiative.” The Olympian Editorial, 10/22/13
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Every major newspaper in Washington says NO on I-522: Seattle Times • The Olympian • Everett Herald The Spokesman-Review • Walla Walla Union-Bulletin • The Columbian • Tri-City Herald • Wenatchee World Longview Daily News • Tacoma News Tribune • Yakima Herald-Republic • Moscow-Pullman Daily News This voter information paid for by NO on 522, P.O. Box 7325, Olympia, WA 98507. Top five contributors: Grocery Manufacturers Association Against I-522, Monsanto Company, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Bayer CropScience.
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Voter’s forum helps exercise your rights
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On behalf of the membership of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley, I want to extend our thanks to those who participated in the candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus. Rotary exists to promote the ideal of “service above self.” So, we see great value in an event like this, where voters have the opportunity to talk face to face with those who will represent them in their government. Dick Ryon’s effort in organizing made this event possible, and he was able to do so on very short notice. He did an excellent job. Even in this off-cycle election year, there are still many important races, and I want to thank the 12 candidates and representatives who made themselves available to answer questions from voters. If you were not able to attend our forum, I would encourage you to read the voter’s guide and visit the websites of the candidates for office. And most importantly, please exercise your cherished right to vote. I want to thank Mount Si High School for making its facilities available, My Cakes for providing the food, Starbucks for bringing the coffee, and Living Snoqualmie for its promotional efforts. We look forward to future events like this. Peter D. Bullard President, Snoqualmie Valley Rotary
Let’s all be adults and move on
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It is most interesting that a small group of extremists cannot accept that the majority of our country’s citizens do not share their point of view. Our President was elected twice by popular vote. If he was the product of a monarchy, he would have been born a prince, and his father or mother a king or queen. Demonizing him at every turn does not further your cause. This country most certainly is a constitutional republic, but it is also a democracy. Therefore the majority prevails; also a fact taught in civics class. A claim by folks on the political fringe (left or right) that they are the majority is patently false. Just because the majority of people with whom you surround yourself agree with your opinion does not mean that a majority of the electorate agrees. As to the Affordable Care Act being the result of a totalitarian government, that is laughable. It was approved by both the Senate and the House, signed by the President, and upheld by the Supreme Court. Therefore all three branches of government approved it. A review of our constitution will bear this out. It’s the law, whether you agree with it or not. Get over it. The sad thing is that these individuals have not learned that the way to change government is by working within rather than trying to destroy it. It’s time to accept that in life, one does not always get his or her way. A temper tantrum by a small, noisy group leads to a loss of credibility for their cause. Tea Party people, I respect your right to hold your point of view, but you’ve lost this fight. Let’s be adults and move on. A failure to do so will result in your group being relegated to no more than a footnote in this nation’s history, like the Know Nothing Party or the Wobblies. Dan Olah North Bend
care anymore, or who don’t expect a return on district investment with the present administration and school board.” Although I have occasionally heard this, I expected it, given the sheer numbers of people The Snoqualmie Valley Administrative I discuss our schools with. I did not expect Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby a full-time working parent with much less for Snoqualmie Valley School District school opportunity to engage in such conversations board. with others to hear this from others. Is this an As a group, we have worked for many years indicator of a significant growing sentiment? in the front offices of our district, elementary, Or an isolated small minority of voters and middle and high schools. Serving our com- taxpayers? I think it’s time to ask: Do you wish munities’ children has been both a joy and a to see improved, relevant, competitive educaprivilege. We are dedicated to their safety, well- tion for our public school kids, even with the being and academic achievement, and take limited funds we have? pride in the quality of education our schools There have been improvements within provide them. our school district over the 17 years I’ve For these reasons, we care deeply about lived here. Sadly, the pace of such improvewho oversees the schools in ments has been inadequate our district and we support for us to keep up with foreign Marci Busby as she seeks renations pushing the USA furelection. ther down the ranking list Marci Busby represents every year. We need to not the values we need most, The Snoqualmie Valley Record welcomes only continue improvements letters to the editor. Letters should be 250 integrity, experience, and a but do so more cost-effiwords or fewer, signed and include a city willingness to listen to staff of residence and a daytime phone number ciently and with a pace that and community on all issues. for verification. The Record reserves the enables our kids to ultimately right to edit letters for length, content and She values teachers and has a compete for good jobs and potentially libelous material. long track record in supportbecome better voting citizens. Letters should be addressed to: ing them. You can help with this. Letters to the Editor Marci understands the The Snoqualmie Valley Record Please vote for David PO Box 300, Snoqualmie, WA 98270 urgent priority to build a Spring on the ballot you just or email to firstname.lastname@example.org sixth elementary school withreceived. In working with Opinions expressed are those of the author in our boundaries. We salute him on important school and do not necessarily reflect the position of her belief in the Freshman matters, I’ve found him to the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Campus and willingness to be smart, dedicated, detailsee the concept through to oriented, and educated with fruition. Marci has a solid plan to manage a focus on child development. Most imporfuture growth in our district and a realistic tantly, better experience than his oppobond and levy approach for taxpayers. nent, in business, teaching at Bellevue In short, Marci listens to our staff and com- College, pursuing education funding, and munity and does not promote her own per- developing solutions. Unlike other past sonal agenda. We need her gentle voice and and present school board directors here, dedication to our children on our school board. David will actually instigate board discusKaren Seiser and Tina Longwell, sion on blocking issues, invest time outside Co-Presidents of meetings, come prepared with solution Snoqualmie Valley Administrative ideas, and further the upgrade of our school Secretaries Association, North Bend board that voters began two years ago. We should all expect excellence in our school board directors and elect those who favor the greatest return on our tax dollars. Continue the upgrade of our school In a conversation last week, I asked the board this week and return your ballot by question, “Who doesn’t want much better November 5. education for our kids?” One response: “I Stephen Kangas know people who are satisfied with the way it North Bend is now, or whose kids are graduated and don’t
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Past This week in Valley history
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988 • Once again, the growth is concerning. The massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal looms over Snoqualmie, and now a similar package is under similar study at North Bend. Frederick Peterson of Wahluke Farms last week submitted a 975acre annexation request for land south of the city, extending to Wilderness Rim, which could encompass 2,700 homes.
Thursday, Oct. 31, 1963 • The Mount Si Wildcats unloaded an explosive offense and some tremendous blocking on their home field as they handed the Bellevue Wolverines their second loss of the season, a 19-6 drubbing. • Jamaica—Lisbon— Gibraltar—Port Said— Melbourne. These are a few of the ports of call in the world cruise itinerary of Miss Mildred Winters of Snoqualmie, who departs Nov. 10 for a four-month voyage on the P&O liner Oransay. She will travel with her friend-bycorrespondance, Frances Phelan of Las Vegas. It’ll be the first time they meet, face to face.
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Munden is a city advocate As a retired math/science teacher from Mount Si High School, I appreciate Heather Munden championing many educational issues during her campaign for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has the most children per capita of any King County city or town. Because of this, I feel it is important for the city of Snoqualmie to partner with the Snoqualmie Valley School District in order to take advantage of the dedicated land within the city limits for future schools. This would alleviate the problem of so many Snoqualmie children continually commuting to neighboring communities in order to attend school. I was also happy to see that Heather supported giving Mount Si High School a height increase variation, so the SVSD board has more flexibility to maintain the current location of Snoqualmie schools —especially within the downtown core. Heather is also an advocate of the community and technical college system, where she promotes a branch campus located within the community for professional development, as well as an option for Mount Si High School students to participate locally in the Running Start Program. Additionally, Heather supports the partnership between the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC) and the new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. This vital project provides career-oriented educational programs for high school juniors and seniors, and will allow area high school students to train in the healthcare field. Snoqualmie will benefit from Heather Munden becoming the city’s newest council member, as she is a friend of education. I strongly urge you to check out her website at Heather4council.com, and to vote for Heather Munden on Election Day. Geri Spalding Snoqualmie
Not cool with candidate coupon Not that a political ad rubber-banded to my doorknob is ever a welcome sight, but I couldn’t help but find Heather Munden’s latest canvasing a bit tasteless, regardless how sweet it attempted to be. Though I’ve tried my hardest to become immune to Ms. Munden’s ubiquitous ads that pollute our neighborhood, I can’t ignore the inclusion of a coupon good for a free cupcake in her latest flier. I do not know Ms. Munden, nor do I honestly believe anyone in our small town is attempting to buy the public’s vote for a seat on the city council. Nevertheless, I do know bad judgment when I see it. And I’m willing to bet that the barrage of endorsers her yard signs so proudly announce, our honorable mayor included, would never have made such a decision.
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Vote for Hauglie, Lambert says It is always a pleasure to work with Kevin Hauglie. He is responsive and cares deeply about his community and the people he serves. He is deeply rooted in this community and serves in roles as a businessman, family man, and responsible commissioner. Whatever Kevin does, he does with dedication and common sense. He goes the extra mile to see that the people of the Valley are well represented. He is willing to work hard and take on tasks big and small that need to be accomplished, and does them well. He listens carefully to people. Kevin’s experience as a commissioner shows that he is always striving to be informed. Kevin served on the medical committee for three years. He is on the finance committee and has been for the past three years. He currently serves on the facilities committee and has since 2004, providing vital administration and building update oversight on the current and new hospital plus all clinics. Kevin is talented, caring and dedicated. For these reasons, I encourage you to vote to re-elect Kevin Hauglie as your hospital commissioner, so he can continue his wonderful service for us. Kathy Lambert Redmond
Norris brings dedication In next week’s election, the citizens of the Snoqualmie Valley have the chance to elect Dariel Norris, a highly qualified longtime local resident to position 2 on the board of commissioners of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. As a friend, neighbor and colleague of Dariel’s for over 30 years I can attest to her unflagging energy and dedication to serving her community. A qualified nurse working at Harborview, Dariel retired from that profession to raise her eight children and directed her considerable talents into working with the Preston Community Club to fend off inappropriate development and to build the park and soccer fields that are proving to be a regional benefit. After countless hours working on appeals and sitting in meetings Dariel and other Community Club members were able to negotiate better environmental and community protection during the development of the industrial park. She then moved on to become a significant member of the team that put together the Preston Park, working with King County and other stakeholders, all while running her own business. As a hospital commissioner, Dariel will continue to serve her community with integrity and commitment. Seattle
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We all know politics in that other Washington (and maybe down the road in Olympia, too) is a bought-and-paid for hornet’s nest of conflicting interests and impropriety. But that doesn’t mean we should stand for the slightest hint of it here in Snoqualmie. I know a lot of people are probably thinking this is no big deal, that a coupon for a free cupcake is harmless, or good branding on her part, but I disagree. Money, bribes, and the culture of quid pro quo is doing this country in at all levels of government. Regardless of her credentials, proposals, and endorsements, I can’t vote for anyone who would think it a good idea to mix free gifts of food in with their political advertisements. It’s a slippery enough slope as it is. Let’s not pave it with frosting.
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Hauglie and Jones show what’s best in Valley As a former Hospital employee, I can affirm firsthand the Snoqualmie Valley has greatly benefited from Hospital District Commissioner Kevin Hauglie and President Dick Jones’ brilliant —I would call it courageous—leadership these past six years. They have helped transform the then-struggling hospital into a thriving 21st century healthcare institution, well suited to the personality of the Valley and able to meet its growing needs well into the future. On their watch, the hospital became an early adopter of electronic medical records. Its Critical Access designation, regionally acclaimed swing bed program, rehab department and the upgrade of its urgent care unit to a 24/7 ER are just a few examples of Hauglie and Jones’ vision and stewardship. Most importantly, those in the know have recognized that the hospital district has achieved medical excellence throughout the entire organization. Under Commissioners Jones and Hauglie’s leadership, the
Pursuing excellence in Snoqualmie Valley Schools By Joel Aune
Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent
The school year is well underway, and our staff and students have settled into a productive and focused routine of teaching and learning. As a school system, we are striving to provide for our students the best educational experience possible. We are working to build upon past successes to make our schools even better. Our top priorities this year center on a number of major initiatives that will further improve our schools: • The launch of the Mount Si High School Freshman Campus this fall has been a big success, as the feedback from staff, parents, and students has been very positive. JOEL AUNE • Principals and teachers are working to align our curriculum with the Common Core state standards. These standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. They are designed to be rigorous, relevant to the real world, and reflective of the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. • Our district is also making a strong push into STEM educational programming. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is an integrated hands-on approach to learning which focuses upon real-world problem-solving. Because engineering, math, science and technology-fluency are what many employers and universities are seeking, our students need this type of educational experience if they are to be competitive upon graduating from high school. • Another major initiative is implementation of a new system for teacher and principal evaluation. The new system will focus upon growth, improvement, and accountability. The teachers and principals in our district are doing excellent work in our classrooms and schools. We believe that the new evaluation system will be a source of support for them as they work to deepen their knowledge and further refine their skills. In the coming months, planning related to school facilities will continue as we look toward the future and consider how education will be delivered to students attending our schools in the years to come. In addition to the aforementioned initiatives, our principals, teachers, and support staff will undoubtedly be looking to incorporate other innovative strategies, programs, and changes this year—all in the interest of better supporting the students in our schools. Our dedicated staff believes that the children of our community deserve the best school experience possible. I invite you to support them in this important work. district has accomplished all this while navigating extraordinarily difficult economic times these past several years. Please note: They’re paying down debt. The district operates in the black. The hospital and its clinics provide living wage jobs for hundreds of employees, most of whom I believe actually live in the Valley. All this and more has been accomplished without raising taxes once. Please consider voting for Dick Jones and Kevin Hauglie for Hospital District Board of Commissioners. They exemplify what is best about the Valley and have earned your vote of confidence for another term in office. Scott Scowcroft West Seattle
Hearing supports Hauglie As I speak to my fellow citizens, (I find) a most commonly unknown fact about one of the hospital commissioner races— that a sitting commissioner, Gene Pollard, who has four years remaining on his existing term, is actively campaigning against a fellow commissioner, Kevin Hauglie. King County Elections has never seen this before. It serves no purpose, except to waste everyone’s time. Pollard has four years remaining as a seated commissioner to be involved and able to impose his views. I encourage everyone to consider this and vote for Kevin Hauglie. Ken Hearing North Bend
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Commissioner versus commissioner Q&A with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District opponents Kevin Hauglie, Gene Pollard
In an unusual race this autumn, two sitting commissioners for the King County Public Hospital District No. 4—which runs Snoqualmie Valley Hospital—are facing each other at the polls. The questions Kevin Hauglie of Fall City is up for re-election in position 1: What’s your main reason for running for office? Why do or don’t 4. He is being challenged by Gene Pollard, a county resident, you think Hauglie should keep his position? Is an election the way to who was elected to position 3 in 2011. address these issues? Pollard is running to unseat Hauglie, and says he will resign his position 3 seat if he wins. 2: Is there an accomplishment you’re proudest of from your past term The Record asked both candidates about their record, this on the board? race and issues facing the district. 3: Hauglie: Your opponent says there is fraud, waste and abuse in the hospital, and claimed you’re part of a ‘rubber-stamp’ board that holds closed committee meetings. How do you respond to that, and how 1: I don’t want Mr. Hauglie to “go” but to play a different role in district gover1: The short answer is to finish what I started, and that is to build a hospital, are you, as a board member, accountable? nance. Earlier, the district had a “Citizens Advisory Committee” but it faded away. but that is really an incomplete statement, because the delivery of medical 3: Pollard: You’ve raised red flags over closed committee meetings, A similar committee is very active in KCPHD #3 (Evergreen Medical Center in services is evolving. In a hospital setting, you so oftentimes today need a yet your critics argue that you don’t participate. How do you respond Kirkland) and it plays a very constructive role in hospital governance, including single-person room. Today at the hospital, we turn away about 30 people to that, and what would you propose for the committee situation? serving as a community watchdog and transmitting ideas and initiatives to the a month, because we don’t have single-occupancy rooms. When the new board and back to the residents and taxpayers. Mr. Hauglie has valuable experi4: How would/do you balance the needs of taxpayers with the need hospital is complete at the end of 2014, that’s really just the beginning, the ence after having served on the board, and he could be an important part of such for local health care? opportunity to bring new services, both inpatient and outpatient, and the a committee. opportunity to truly portray our recognized, best-practices-model swing bed program. This is definitely not a personality issue. We just see things differently. The primary problem is the present make-up of the board. There are two commissioners from Carnation (Jones I’m running to provide quality medical care, at a good economic value, to the constituents and Young), two from Fall City (Hauglie and Speikers) and only one from the Upper Valley (myself). of our district. Serving on the medical committee initially, and the finance and facilities The people of Preston helped establish the district, but in 30 years, have never had a board memmore recently, I’m on the cutting edge of decisions being made on the new hospital, and I ber from that area. would dearly love to see that job completed. My opponent has a platform, as a sitting commissioner. I think the election is a waste of energy and people’s time, given the reality of 2: There are several, pretty much of equal significance for me. These include: Opening the door, even the four years remaining on Commissioner Pollard’s term. just a crack, to more open communications with the public. Specifically, we now see the board’s agenda on the website before meetings and approved minutes are posted; Also, I have had perfect 2: I am so proud of our executive team, and their accomplishments with the board of commis- Kevin Hauglie Gene Pollard attendance at board meetings since assumption of office. sioners. Eight years ago, we used to generate about $300,000 in revenue on a monthly basis, and today we’re $2.5 million, approximately. We serve people in about 2,500 visits a month. That’s 30,000 people per 3: I believe all commissioners should be able to attend all committee meetings, and if they want to, meetings of the staff year, 30,000 people who say yes. executive committee and employee meetings led by the superintendent. This is all part of being transparent. State law allows committees to be closed if no decisions are made, as a practical matter, but in our particular case, decision are made in comThere’s also the successful tribe negotiation and the payoff of the contract. That enabled us to pay off the eastside campus mittee and then invariably rubber-stamped by the board. at $6.7 million, and we retired about $5 million in debt last year. That still leaves us with a substantial amount of debt in our district, but just like any business that’s growing, or any family that has a mortgage, one of the real questions is can How do we resolve this dilemma? I believe that we should announce each committee meeting publicly and allow people to we make our monthly payments? The answer is yes we can, and we are doing it. attend, including other commissioners. There are times when confidentiality is warranted, however. In those cases, it would be proper in the announcement of the meeting to indicate that “part or all of the proceedings will be conducted in executive 3: To that, I would simply say be informed. There is no fraud. We are above board. Our committee meetings, these are session.” I have not attended the meetings of the one committee I could attend, the Medical Committee, because I declined workshops where we talk about things, we study things, we monitor things, we enlist input from our executive team, appointment to that committee and the board would not allow me to serve on committees of interest to me, as clearly apparand then we come up with recommendations that are brought to the entire board, and that’s the process. We would love ent from my 2011 election platform. to have more people involved. Every year for the last several years, we have taken the meetings out to the entire district in an effort to be transparent. If you’re a citizen in the community, all you have to do is ask. We comply with all the public 4: We need further work in identifying Valley health care needs (What are the reasons for the Valley’s higher rate of suicides, records acts, with regard to conveyance of information upon request. for example?) 4: About 48 percent of the total revenue was taxation in 2004. Today, it’s about 8.6 percent—the amount that taxes Secondly, we need more public involvement in hospital affairs to help identify those needs and get feedback on where the represent of total revenue. Because our operations revenues have grown so successfully, the taxation today is a very, hospital is doing fine and where it needs improvement (see the idea of a community advisory committee). Then we need to very small percentage of our total revenue. I think there’s an obligation by the board to carry out the mandate of a public make the hospital more cost-effective, including reducing top-heavy management, eliminating fraud, waste, abuse, cronyhospital district, and that’s to deliver quality health-care services, and to do it as a fiscally-responsible entity, which we do. ism, and the like, and hearing more from caregivers on how things can be improved, not just from the front office. A more Also, last year, we donated in the neighborhood of $1.5 million in charity care. responsive board, and a more efficient management, will help us achieve the balance.
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SI VIEW FROM 1
Si View has been fine-tuning its offerings and operations for years, since property values dropped and levy rates rose to make up the difference. The district was Also, following a major capital project to renovate on track to lose all property tax revenues, because of a the facility and fields, the district expanded its success- state-imposed maximum tax rate of $5.90 per $1,000 of ful farmers market, concluding the 2013 season with a assessed valuation. Higher-priority taxing agencies, such 15 percent increase in visitors over last year, and nearly as fire and hospital districts, all took their shares of the $4,000 more in revenue than expenses. It has also slowly $5.90 before Si View could, leaving the district scrambling. increased its revenue from fees and grants; earned rev“Basically, everyone else gets theirs before we get ours,” enue now accounts for 50 percent of the district’s funding. Stombaugh said. “We’ve always been property tax sensitive. We’ve always In 2011, the district appealed to voters to preserve its had the thought of any new programming, or growth, 2012 funding with two measures that would allow Si View paying for growth,” Stombaugh said. to exceed the $5.90 cap, if needed (not all of its service area properties meet the cap). Prop. 1 was a six-year proposal to protect part of the district’s annual TOTAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS levy amount, equal to 25 cents per $1,000, and Finding solutions for a healthier you! Prop. 2 was a one-year maintenance and operations levy of 28 cents per $1,000 for the remainwww.solutionsforahealthieryou.com or 206.713.1181 der of the funding. Almost 90 percent of voters TAKE OUR 90 DAY CHALLENGE! approved Prop. 1, and 75 percent approved the WELLNESS 101 $462,000 Prop. 2. Last year, 76 percent of voters IN THE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY again approved the levy. FREE Antioxidant Screening ($40 value) This year, the district seeks $540,016, at a rate of no more than 28 cents per $1,000. To pass, Prop. HOW HEALTHY ARE YOU? 1 will need a 60 percent approval and a minimum Find out NOW and change your health We are a mobile unit call 206-713-1181 for voter turnout, with a minimum of 2,018 yes votes. our locations of service around the Eastside Learn more at www.siviewpark.org.
SIGNS FROM 1 Spring said he’d placed his campaign sign near a county road sign by Twin Falls Middle School, and a driver, apparently intent on removing his sign, knocked them both over. “Someone drove their car right at the street sign—knocking over the street sign,” Spring wrote. “They then took my sign and drove over it several times….” Most of the time, the sign-nappers seem to be content with swiping the goods, even out of private yards, Busby reported. “We never imagined someone would take approximately 100 signs in one night. Signs were also taken from people’s yards on their private property,” she wrote in an e-mail update. A few of the perpetrators, though, are more destructive. Besides tire tracks, Spring has found signs with broken stakes, cut-off stakes, and torn to pieces, in total about 40 of the 190 he has posted.
Heather Munden, who recently took down her signs in Snoqualmie, reported losing 27 of the 83 she had originally posted. She’s also experienced sign tampering, but hesitates to call it vandalism. “One creative individual, who I don’t know and never met, wanted to join in on the fun,” she wrote in an e-mail to the Record. Maybe it was Tim Barnes, maybe someone playing a prank on him, but shortly after Munden had added “endorsed by” cards to her signs, Tim Barnes made an addition, too. “He printed his own endorsement sign and placed it over an existing (one),” Munden wrote, “so drivers on the Parkway would read ‘Endorsed by TIM BARNES 29 Handicap.’” City law in North Bend and Snoqualmie allows signs in public right of way, while county law does not; all signs must be removed by 10 days after the election. Tampering with election signs is a misdemeanor offense.
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Two visions for Valley hospital’s future
Board incumbent Dick Jones, challenger Dariel Norris weigh in on district’s challenges, hopes King County Public Hospital District No. 4 sees a second contested race this fall. Sitting commissioner for position 2, Dick Jones of Carnation is challenged by Preston resident Dariel Norris. The questions 1: Why do you want to hold this office? 2: In layman’s terms, what do you do on the hospital district board? 1: As a life-long resident of the Snoqualmie Valley, I know this community and And why is it important? am invested in the health and wellbeing of the community. I want to give back to the community that has been so generous to me. I want to see the new hospital 3: What do you see as the hospital’s biggest current challenge? project through to fruition and to accomplish this goal that the hospital district 4: Is there a transparency issue with this district? How would you started so many years ago. I have helped guide this district through the tough address it? years and am excited and optimistic for the district’s future. 5: What’s your vision for the hospital in the next decade? 2: The board of commissioners is the governing body of the hospital district. We 1: I believe I have the experience and skills that show I can make a difference. set strategic priorities, hire and oversee the performance of the superintendent, The District is 40 years old and $40 million in debt, my debt courtesy of the and we are responsible for the district’s financial management. We are accountKing County Hospital District No. 4 commissioners. There is a need for fiscal responsibility able to the public who elect us. As board president, I have worked with my colleagues and our which can be improved with “due diligence” before making a decision. There is a need for staff to implement a range of initiatives to reduce the cost of health care and to ensure access transparency to involve the community so that a greater number of the 45,000 residents will to affordable care. use the services that will provide a future. Meeting the needs of a few is not enough to keep With the advent of health care reform, we know that medicine and health care delivery is the district viable. rapidly changing. We must adapt as well. 2: In my opinion, it is the responsibility of the commissioners to follow the Public Hospital 3: The biggest challenges facing the hospital district are the same issues facing health care District Commissioner Guide: “The elected boards of commissioners oversee the general conorganizations around the country. duct of the hospital district affairs, and that there be a person appointed to the statutory post of superintendent to provide reports to the commissioners on the status of district operations.... Dariel Norris DICK JONES One, ensuring that our community has access to high quality, affordable health care. Commissioners are responsible for overseeing the hospital policies and organization with Two, navigating the uncertainties of health care reform. respect to operation of the district including the delivery of quality patient care.” Three, implementing technological advances in all of our health delivery operations. Commissioners are also responsible for overseeing and approving the budget process. 4: I am committed to transparency and openness. All our board meetings are held in strict compliance with the Open 3: The debt is a real issue, but if the district is viable, the debt can be resolved, which means serving the health care needs Public Meetings Act. Any citizen can attend our board meetings, engage in public comment, and seek documents perof district residents. Presently, the majority of rooms are the swing bed program, a great program but very specific. The taining to financial management. hospital is only as good as the treatment it provides to as many people or patients as possible. The community has to believe the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital can and will meet their specific health care needs. Citizen input and access is important to the hospital district, which is why we embarked on a listening tour by holding public meetings, throughout each of the communities in the hospital district. This was really a good experience. We 4: Yes. First, change the board meeting time to 7 or 7:30 p.m., allowing residents a better opportunity to attend. would like to explore ways to get more citizen involvement at our public meetings. Post meeting minutes on the web page next day, marked “unapproved,” then change when “approved,” so community I believe in a collegial, respectful relationship with my colleagues. Board members need to respect our individual difknows what’s happening. Add committee minutes with the chairman’s name. ferences but at the same time work to achieve our mission, which is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our comReplace” Lunch and Learn” meetings with something else at a different time and possibly venue. These meetings are munity. held mid day when most of the community is unavailable. Many topics or subject matter would be helpful to families 5: I would like to see the hospital district expand to offer a full range of preventive care services, particularly cancer with school-age children. screening programs. We are in the process of building a replacement hospital that will open in the first quarter of 2015, 5: My vision is to improve the future viability. If the hospital district reaches out to the younger families helping them allowing for expanded services... As board president, I have worked with my colleagues and our staff to implement a with the health care needs that are more specific to them, the hospital district will have a following that will reach to range of initiatives to reduce the cost of health care and to ensure access to affordable health care. The board commisthe future. To do this I see visiting nurses engaging new moms, exercise classes, play groups or classes on substance sioned a study of the health needs of the community as part of our responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. We abuse sponsored by the hospital district at public venues. know the community needs and uses our primary care, speciality and women’s clinics. Now, we are offering health insurance enrollment to anyone at our North Bend office. I would like to see the district expand its programs in mental health, However, if the district doesn’t engage the younger families, its main focus will continue to be the swing bed program which is an area of tremendous need in King County. looking more like a nursing home, which isn’t bad, but limiting.
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FIRE LEVY FROM 1 “We can’t put ourselves out of service to go train,” said Krache. “For us to really dive into the training, we need help.” For a real deep-drive into new skills, from attacking a high, burning building to saving a drowning man, volunteers or Fall City’s paid firefighters need time and resources. But economics are putting Fall City’s elective training, community service and the staff itself against the wall. The district is pushing back with its first maintenance and operations levy, on the general election ballot for the 6,000 residents of District 27. Proposition 1 would collect $450,000 a year, over three years, at a rate of about 50 cents per $1,000 in assessed property value. Funds will be used to maintain service levels and retain its 10 paid firefighters. To pass, it needs a 60 percent “yes” vote and turnout of at least 733 people.
In 2010, the district saw its assessed values decline by a fifth after neighborhoods in the Montaine and Aldarra areas to the east were annexed into Sammamish.
“That first year, we took a $120,000 hit,” said Eric Hollis, commissioner for Fire District 27’s position 2. Between the loss of territory and falling values, the district experienced a 42 percent decline in the value of what it can levy since 2009. It expects a shortfall of $388,000 this year, with similar deficits over the next three years. Call volumes have not changed due to the annexation because of mutual aid agreements, say firefighters. They still run calls in the area, as they’re often the closest unit. But fire tax dollars go to the city of Sammamish. “Almost everyone we talk to supports the levy once they understand the dynamics of our situation,” said firefighter Patrick LeDoux. “We have always had good support from our community and I know that they appreciate the services we provide. We are hopeful that this levy passes, so we can continue the services that they expect.” If things don’t change, the district is on track to lay off three firefighters, cut furlough days and training and put off equipment and vehicle replacement. In July, District 27 commissioners voted to put a measure on the ballot for new revenues. Lilly Hansen, commissioner for position 1, said there was a lot of discussion on what and how much to ask for, but the decision to
go to the polls was unanimous. Her decision was easy, “because it’s desperately needed,” Hansen said. “There will be some drastic changes if it doesn’t pass.” For firefighters, the loss of training equals a loss in safety. When the district scales back education for wildland firefighting, high-angle roof and river rescues, the ability to respond could follow. “If we can’t train on it, we can’t do it,” said firefighter Joe Springer. “It’s just not safe.” To Hollis, this levy is about staffing to the basic level, being able to respond to the “lifesaving events,” such as medical calls or car accidents, that happen about twice every day, “We need to be able to hold the line,” he said. “There’s safety in numbers. If the levy fails, we have to lay off 30 percent of our members,” said Krache. “That layoff is going to decrease the safety of our members as well as citizens.” Fall prevention programs, CPR classes, school visits and other community service activities are on the block, too. Cuts would focus Fall City on the basics: Fire suppression and emergency medical response. “A lot of the things we do around here are elective,” said Krache. The district relies on a successful volunteer program that ensures citizen-responders at nights and on busy summer weekends. But volunteer training isn’t free, either.
“The requirements to be a firefighter and EMT,” or emergency medical technician, “the training, has gone up so much,” Krache tells me. “We bring in volunteers whenever we possibly can. But they have jobs. And it’s hard to get people to come down on their time off.” River rescues don’t happen very often. But when they do, they’re risky. If Fall City’s team isn’t trained to handle them, that means a wait of at least six minutes as they wait for a neighboring squad from Snoqualmie, Carnation or Duvall to arrive. “We all want to be able to help people,” Krache said. “If we don’t have expert training, we’re putting ourselves at risk.”
New truck The levy also pays to replace the station’s 1980 Pierce Lance fire engine, the oldest vehicle at the station. By the latest industry standards, firefighters say, the 23-year-old Lance is outmoded. The engine is still clean and shiny, but it doesn’t stop as fast or have all the capabilities of the other engines parked in Fall City’s bay. “It’s been well taken care of,” said Springer. “We’re just not going to be able to use it anymore.” • You can learn more about Fall City Fire District services at http://king27fire.com.
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Royalty for a day Homecoming crowns are an unexpected honor for a dozen Mount Si students By Seth Truscott Editor
Above, junior princess Angelina Belceto shares a ride with Walker McFaddon, 8-year-old brother to royal Porter, who sat in for his sibling in the ceremony. Below, freshmen royals Rachel and Brock Olthouse get ready to hit the field.
Boys and Girls Grades K-6
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Prince and princess on Monday, David Butler and Sami Kieffer were king and queen by Friday, enjoying royal status for a single weekend. The crowns came as a nice surprise for the pair, the 2013 Mount Si homecoming queen and king, who took the recognition at halftime last Friday, Oct. 25, with smiles, then went to the next night’s dance as a royal couple. “I don’t think we expected it,” Keiffer said of the recognition. Mount Si 2013 Students at Mount Si all four years, they know their peers well. But like the rest of the Mount Si homecoming royalty, they never asked for this. There is no campaigning for homecoming king, certainly not Homecoming for Riley Dirks, a senior prince, who considered his royal duties to include mainly picture-taking. Court “It’s good to know people think I’m a good guy,” he said. Freshman Royalty: Rachel Dirks was spirited enough, with fellow senior royals Maile Young and Carly Goodspeed, to wear and Brock Olthouse pajamas to school, in his case a full onesie. Plenty of Mount Si students participated in spirit days, more than last year, said Dirks. Sophomore Royalty: Annie “I never expected this to be how my senior year would go,” said Young. “This was pretty out of the Hiebert and Alden Huschle ordinary.” Junior Royalty: Porter “This is our big night,” said Goodspeed. “We’re kind of outliers, a little bit.” McFaddon and Angelina Belceto Remember those years Senior Royalty : Carly At halftime of the homecoming game, royals drove onto the field in golf carts for a moment Goodspeed and Tanner in the spotlight. Senior princess Angelina Belcito shared her ride with an 8-year-old boy, Walker Simpson McFadden, who was placeholding for his older, football-playing brother. Sami Kieffer and David Butler Walker had his feet up on the dash. He was not quite sure what to make of the older, gown-clad, Kylie McLaughlin and Beau crowned girl next to him, but “he’s warming up to me,” said Belcito. Shain King Butler is in charge of the homecoming activities this year. He was behind the ‘Great Gasby’ themed dance. Maile Young and Riley Dirks “I had seen the movie, we read the book as juniors,” he said. “It had the whole party vibe.” Kirstie Clark and Bailey Takacs Butler’s favorite teacher is Miss Roberts, and his top classes are math, physics and chemistry. “My key thing is study, first,” said Butler. “Definitely into the academic side.” Keiffer’s favorite class is anatomy, which leads into her ambition to be a nurse. She is on the Mount Si tennis team, and is the Associated Student Body’s chairwoman of community relations. King and queen shared their secrets of high school success. “Work hard, but you’ve got to have fun, too,” said Butler. “It’s a balance of both things.” “Remember those years, because those are the best,” adds Keiffer.
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Lions Club Winemaker Dinner is Nov. 9
Mount Si Lions Club’s third annual Winemakers Dinner and silent auction is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Boxley’s Restaurant & Jazz Club, 101 West North Bend Way, North Bend. Proceeds aid the club’s service projects in the Valley. Tickets can be purchased online at www.moutsilionsclub.com under the Club Projects tab. Seating is limited. Dinner is $50. To learn more, contact Kevin Fisher at email@example.com. Or, visit www.mountsilionsclub. com.
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Get gaming at Nerds with Lives’ Fall party Nerds with Real Lives fall LAN party is 1 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Nov. 2 and 3, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The event is 20 hours long, open to all games, with seven contests and over $300 in prizes. Tournaments and contests include League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, CounterStrike: Global Offensive, and Battlefield 3. Learn more at www.nwrlguild. com.
North Bend Theatre Showtimes Wednesday, oct. 30 • gravity, PG-13, 11 a.m. $5 matinee, 7 p.m. regular
Thursday,oct. 31 • gravity, PG-13, 6 p.m. • rocky horror picture show, 9 p.m., $15.
Friday, Nov. 1 • free birds, (PG), 5 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, nov. 2 • free birds, 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, nov. 3 • free birds (PG), 1 p.m. • North Bend Mountain Film Series, 4 p.m.
Monday, nov. 4 • free birds, 7 p.m.
tuesday, nov. 5 • free birds, 7 p.m.
Above, Julie Johnson with dog Buster, visiting the giants in her home pumpkin patch. Center right, Jerri and Julie with a ‘Mammoth’ sunflower. They insist on safe, non-chemical methods in their garden, which they opened to Snoqualmie neighbors this fall. Below, Julie gives kisses to her pet goat, Simon, recently taken by a bear.
The pumpkin people Snoqualmie residents Jerri and Julie Johnson grow giants with love story and Photos by Seth Truscott
To Jerri Johnson, growing a pumpkin is a spiritual affair. He takes the same from-the-heart approach to all of the growing things in the garden that he and wife Julie tend every year. Maybe that’s why his pumpkins are so big. Both Johnsons work as house painters at their business, Falls Painting. At home, though, they’re both avid gardeners. Jerri started all of this with a carrot plant, then, as his green thumb matured, turned to corn, then a three-foot-wide garden patch. When Julie decided, several years ago, that she wanted a fish pond on their patch of ground, downhill from Snoqualmie Casino, he decided he got to have something new, too. So they planted a pumpkin patch. Jerri’s biggest pumpkin has a 40-foot vine that feeds a single, enormous fruit. See PUMPKINS, 27
Zombies, hobbits and fairies—Youth walk for Girl Scouts is Sat. Join the Where Cows Meet Clams team for a zombie-hobbit-fairy event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Girl Scout Camp River Ranch near Carnation. Search for clues about the connections between the forest, salmon streams and Puget Sound, as part of a project linking working farms and forests with the larger watershed down to Puget Sound. Proceeds help the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Come dressed as a zombie, hobbit or fairy and be prepared to explore the forests of Camp River Ranch. As you ooze, slime, drag, flit, fly, or stomp your way through the forest, engage in the fine craft of a treasure hunt—the letterbox—which will tell the story of trees, forest critters, salmon and the majestic Puget Sound. Zombie trails are for youth in grades 9 to 12, accompanied by a parent as well as any interested adults. Hobbit and fairy trails are for grades 3 to 8 accompanied by a parent. Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/482132/. For additional information, contact Heidi Siegelbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (206) 784-4265.
Halloween costume contest at senior center Get creative and get dressed up for the Sno-Valley Senior Center costume contest, throughout the day Wednesday, Oct. 30. Prizes are offered for the most original costume, the scariest, the best exercise costume, and the best costume overall. Costumes will be shown off at 9 and 10:30 a.m. during the Enhance fitness classes, and again at noon. Learn more at SnoValleySenior.org or call (425) 333-4152.
Across 1. Heroic tales 6. Hail Mary, e.g. 10. Please reply (acronym) 14. Salk’s conquest 15. Bank claim 16. Assortment 17. “Finding Nemo,” e.g. (2 wds) 20. “Absolutely!” 21. Opposite of bellum 22. Aggravation 23. Grew taller rapidly (2 wds) 26. Dusk, to Donne 27. Diving duck 29. Auction cry 31. Balance sheet item 35. Soft, thin cloth woven from raw silk 37. Container weight 39. “___ bad!” 40. Manufacturing below demand 43. “I” problem 44. “Beg pardon ...” 45. Down in the dumps 46. 100-meter, e.g. 48. Flight data, briefly 50. Airs 51. Electrical unit 53. Color purity
55. Someone no longer popular (hyphenated) 59. Persian, e.g. 60. Athletic supporter? 63. Difficulty being controlled 66. Dissolute man 67. ___ vera 68. Medicinal plant 69. Aims 70. Pipe problem 71. “Animal House” party wear
Down 1. Fix, in a way 2. Bang-up (2 wds) 3. Rapid series of ascending or descending notes 4. Order between “ready” and “fire” 5. Never-ending story 6. Intricate network of parts 7. A hand 8. The Amish, e.g. 9. Part of a trap set (2 wds) 10. Plump 11. Messy dresser 12. Six-stringed instrument 13. Corn ___ 18. Sylvester, to Tweety
19. ___ v. Wade 24. Bigger than big 25. River that flows through Washington, D.C. 27. Ejected from the mouth (archaic) 28. Kind of line 30. Boy 32. Growing pale from lack of light 33. Hike 34. Subdues, with “down” 36. Fleeting 38. Biologist who studies organisms and their environment 41. Abbr. after a name 42. Barber’s job 47. Tramps 49. Loud, shrill cry 52. “___ Town Too” (1981 hit) 54. Hangup 55. Bring on 56. Soon, to a bard 57. Gulf war missile 58. “Blue” or “White” river 61. “Empedocles on ___” (Matthew Arnold poem) 62. Nestling falcon 64. ___ few rounds (2 wds) 65. “Seinfeld” uncle
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WINTER Published as a supplement to the Snoqualmie Valley Record
Big, wet trouble, Page 12
What to expect when floods threaten
CERT Team training, Page 13
Lower Valley volunteers brace for disaster
Plan now, save worry later
Family readiness fun, Page 14 Cold and flu season arrives, Page 16
Emergency prep in four easy weekly steps
Flood warning levels, Page 15
Where to watch for high water
Tips to stay healthy from hospitalâ€™s doctor
Insurance essentials, Page 16 Understand risks to avoid devastating loss
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Big, wet trouble What to expect when floods threaten the Snoqualmie Valley By Seth Truscott Editor
Years of enduring flooding, and rebuilding, are etched in Snoqualmie’s downtown neighborhood. Residents who’ve been here more than a few years can point to the lines on the wall that mark high water. Locals anticipate the areas that flood first. And the city firefighters have the warning system down to a science. “We know floods,” says Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe. “That’s one thing Snoqualmie is known for.” So when the river monitoring stations uphill say that the river is rising enough for flooding, firefighters go into action. The city sends out reverse-911 calls, messaging residents in areas that will get wet. Later, firefighters will go door to door, asking people to flee. If they don’t go, they can get trapped. In Snoqualmie, typically the worst-hit Valley city, it starts with Pickering Court, downtown. Then, neighborhoods by the river, at Meadowbrook, and near Kimball Creek start to flood. A big one can swamp most of the downtown area. Emergency officials’ major concern, every time, is safety. So when the word to evacuate comes, Rowe asks that locals take heed. Many lowland residents have already raised their homes. “That’ll protect the house,” said Rowe. “If they decide to stay in their house, they might be dry, and no problems. But what if they have a medical emergency? Or the power goes out and they start getting cold? I have to put my rescuers in harm’s way,” sending the city’s swiftwater team through cold, treacherous hazards to save someone who should have heeded the warning. The winter of 2013-14 is expected to be another neutral year in the El Niño/La Niña weather cycle. Neutral years can sometimes bring major weather events and floods. In the Valley, the 2006 neutral winter brought a windstorm that knocked out power in the Valley for a week or more, followed by the second worst flood on record. The 1990 flood, considered the worst ever, was also a neutral year. “We can get a good snowpack and have a ‘Pineapple Express,’” a burst of warm weather that melts all that snow, said Rowe. “That’s what caused the severe flooding in 1990.” Snoqualmie isn’t the only Valley city that floods. Low-lying areas of North Bend can and do get inundated. In the 2009 flood, inches of water covered the grounds of the Mount Si Senior Center, downtown. Medium floods can wash over the lowland golf courses at Fall City, and a big one can cover Highway 202 between Snoqualmie Falls and the Fall City roundabout. Residential flooding is rare in the vicinity of Carnation. But when a major flood hits, it can isolate the city. The roads that cross the Valley, including Highway 203 south and north
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Medical Reserve Corps team members Duvall FD45 firefighter Jackson Beard III, Dr. Hans Dankers and nurse Deb Schilens confer about a simulated patient, injured during an earthquake, as part of an exercise held by the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps in Tolt MacDonald Park near Carnation.
The rain and wind didn’t stop disaster preparations in Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation. During the morning of Sept. 28, the radio call came in—“Injuries at the park”—setting in motion the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps response exercise. The exercise integrated Community Emergency Response Teams, Carnation-Duvall Medical Reserve Corps, and Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club, with King County Duvall Fire District 45, Eastside Fire & Rescue, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Valley General Hospital. Evaluators from the King County Office of Emergency Management said, “Good job.” Yes, there were some procedures with rough edges, but they will be smoother next time. Exercises help identify needed improvements. Carnation-Duvall Community Emergency Response Team—CERT, volunteers exercised their skills in light search and rescue, triage, disaster medical response and disaster psychology in as close to the real thing as could be simulated. Volunteers were moulaged—made up to look like they had suffered injuries. Eastside Fire & Rescue helped CERT practice cribbing, a technique of building a fulcrum and then lifting and stabilizing a heavy object, to free a trapped person. Carnation-Duvall Medical Reserve Corps— CDMRC volunteers accepted patients, performed a second triage, and provided treatment in a simulated Field Treatment Center. There are five Citizen Corps Field Treatment Centers in the community. Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club— SnoVARC volunteers coordinated radio communi-
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cations between CERT and CDMRC at the disaster site with the Emergency Operations Center in Duvall FD45 headquarters. Other hams at the operations center radioed local hospitals to expect the injured. In response, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital exercised its patient surge plan. A video of the exercise is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/pHGs6hf3RZY, courtesy of Ric Eittreim, Far North Productions. An exercise is being planned for next summer. If you are a CERT, a member of CDMRC or a SnoVARC ham, or want to become one, answer the call. Sign up with Citizen Corps. Make contact by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (425) 844-9470. Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council brings all these programs together for community safety. Check out Citizen Corps on the Web at www.carnationduvallcitizencorps.org. You will also find links to CERT, CDMRC and SnoVARC. Prepare yourself and your home. Go to www.ready.gov for tips on what to set aside for that ‘dark and stormy morning’; it might last a few days or more. Start now. Make a plan; make a kit; be informed. Be prepared. And join Citizen Corps.
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Pondering how to prepare for a disaster can often be overwhelming. So, a good way to tackle emergency preparedness is to break down the various steps into weekly assignments that families can easy tackle over a month or so. Here are easy ways to get your family ready for a disaster, in four steps, based on information from FEMA and the American Red Cross.
Week one assignment: Establish ICE contacts in cell phone ICE means “in case of emergency.” Most cell phones have a feature that allows for ICE numbers to show up without the lock code. Go to “emergency call,” and an icon will show up that lead to your ICE contacts. We recommend two ICE contacts. The first one would be in-state for anything that is not a disaster situation (i.e., a medical emergency) and an out-of-state contact for disasters or when communications are down in-state. In most cases, you can still make calls out of state. The out-of-state contact should be someone who knows all your family members, and where your family members can call to get updates on your situation; this means you can update all your family members with one phone call.
Week two assignment: Emergency routes Know three different routes that lead from work to home. Each emergency route needs to be labeled A, B or C, with maps in your car and at home. If there is an emergency and you need to leave your car, just leave a message that states you are taking route A, B or C for responders, and when notifying your out-of-state contact you just give the label. Your family will know what route you’re taking, since you planed ahead.
Week three assignment: Role play We live at a time when we no longer prepare for the big one, but the triple threat. The best way to know what to do is to make an activity that is fun and allows for discussion. What do you and your family do if you’re at work, the kids are at school and mom is at home, if there is a snow storm, no power and the river is flooding? Do the kids walk home? Do you and your neighbors have an assigned person to pick up all the kids from elementary, and another neighbor to pick up from the high school? Make this a block party, and have games. Emergencies are easier on kids and adults when they know what do and have already practiced.
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The King County Flood Warning System tracks impending high water, allowing residents to take action. Recorded river gauge readings for the Snoqualmie River can be viewed on the King County website, kingcounty.gov/ environment under “Flooding.” You may also call the King County Flood Warning center at 1 (800) 768-7932 or (206) 296-8200. The Snoqualmie River Basin Flood Warning System consists of four phases in increasing order of severity, and are calculated based on the total volume of water, measured in cubic feet per second, passing out of the three forks of the Snoqualmie into the main stem, also referred to as the sum of the forks. The flood warning system tracks conditions through four phases:
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County personnel are put on alert. The Flood Warning Center is opened. Staff monitor conditions around the clock; updates are recorded hourly at 1 (800) 768-7932 or (206) 296-8200. Flood investigation crews are sent to monitor flood control facilities, such as levees.
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The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe on Friday, Oct. 18, announced Jerry Lamb as the Tribe’s new General Manager. Lamb was hired in October 2012 as the economic development director and was later appointed as the interim tribal administrator in 2013. He is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre Tribe in Montana and has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Montana. Lamb’s extensive experience in Indian country includes various leadership positions in tribal government and tribal business entities. In addition, he also held a staff position under former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, working on policy and economic development projects with tribes in Montana and serving as an advisor on Native American issues. “It has been a privilege to serve as the interim tribal administrator over the course of the last five months and very much an honor to be selected as the new general manager. I look forward to continuing to work with the Snoqualmie Tribal Council, the administration staff, and the tribal membership as we continue to improve tribal businesses and membership services,” Lamb said in a statement. Chairwoman Carolyn Lubenau said, “Jerry’s experience, background and heritage make him uniquely qualified to take on the position of general manager of the tribe. The Tribal Council looks forward to working with Jerry in his new capacity as we continue to move our tribe toward a brighter future.” The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region. Known as the People of the Moon, Snoqualmie Tribal members were signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott with the Washington territory in 1855.
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PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE #903693 CITY OF CARNATION NOTICE OF FILING OF THE 2014 PRELIMINARY BUDGET; AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE 2014 BUDGET AND REVENUE SOURCES. Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Preliminary Budget will be filed with the City Clerk on Friday, November 1, 2013, and made available to the public during normal business hours at Carnation City Hall located at 4621 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA. PRELIMINARY BUDGET HEARING: The Carnation City Council will hold a legislative public hearing for the purpose of considering the 2014 Preliminary Budget and Revenue Sources, and possible increases in property tax revenues, at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM or soon thereafter. FINAL BUDGET HEARING: The Carnation City Council will hold a legislative public hearing for the purpose of fixing the 2014 Final Budget at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM or soon thereafter, and may continue said hearing to subsequent Council meetings. The hearings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Carnation City Hall located at 4621 Tolt Avenue. The hearings are open to the public. Any taxpayer may appear at the public hearings and be heard for or against any part of the budget. All persons wishing to comment on the 2014 Preliminary or Final Budget may submit comment in writing or verbally at the scheduled public hearings. This notice published pursuant to 35A.33.060 RCW & 1.14.010 CMC. CITY OF CARNATION Mary Madole, City Clerk Published October 23,2013 and October 30, 2013 in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. PUBLIC NOTICE #904254
CITY OF SNOQUALMIE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PROJECT: Downtown Improvements Phase 2 Application #: SH 13-02 Applicant: City of Snoqualmie Property Owner: City of Snoqualmie Submittal Date:October 14, 2013 Date Complete:October 17, 2013 Notice of Application: Published and posted October 23 and 30, 2013 Project Description:Application SH 13-02 is for a Shoreline Permit pursuant to the Snoqualmie Shoreline Master Program for proposed improvements along HWY 202 between Se River St to SE Northern St which include replacing sidewalk, curb, gutter, installing a new water main, sanitary sewer facilities, storm drainage system, illumination, boardwalk, street furniture, signage, and the undergrounding of utilities. Other required permits and approvals include, but are not limited to, SEPA review and determination, a clearing and grading permit and flood improvement permit. Project construction is scheduled for spring 2014. Project Location: The proposed project is located along SR 202 (Railroad Ave SE) between SE River to SE Northern St. Public Testimony: Any person may submit written testimony on the above application. Notification and request of written decision may be made by submitting your name and address to the Planning Department with that request.Written comments should be submitted to the City of Snoqualmie, P.O. Box 987, Snoqualmie, Washington 98065, attention: Gwyn Berry and must be received on or before November 29, 2013. Only a person or agency that submits written testimony to the Shoreline Administrator/Planning Official may appeal the decision. Application Documents: The
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application and all supporting materials are available for public inspection at the City of Snoqualmie Planning Department, 38624 SE River St, Snoqualmie, Washington. Published in the Snoqulamie Valley Record on October 23, 2013 and October 30, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE #906156 The Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session on Saturday, 11/2/13, from noon5:00 p.m. in the District Administration Office Boardroom, 8001 Silva Ave. SE, Snoqualmie, WA. The purpose of the Work Session will be to engage in Strategic Planning. Published in Snoqualmie Valley Record on October 30, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE #906333 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF NORTH BEND King County, Washington NOTICE OF CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Public Hearing regarding proposed Transportation Impact Fees scheduled to take place at the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 City Council Meeting has been cancelled. The Public Hearing has been rescheduled to take place during the regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at the Mt Si Senior Center, 411 Main Avenue South, North Bend, WA. Comments may be submitted in writing to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 211 Main Avenue N. (P.O. Box 896) North Bend, WA 98045, up to the close of business, (4:30 P.M.) Monday, December 2, 2013 or verbally during the public hearing. For additional information please contact City Administrator Londi Lindell at (425) 888-7626. Posted: October 24, 2013 Published: October 30, 2013 in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. PUBLIC NOTICE #907196 LEGAL NOTICE
Please contact church offices for additional information PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 4 KING COUNTY, WA 98065 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Public Hospital District No. 4, King County will be holding a Public Hearing regarding the District Operating Budget and tax levies for 2014 on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Snoqualmie City Hall, Council Chambers, located at 38624 SE River Street Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Published in the Snoqulamie Valley Record on October 30, 2013 and November 6, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE #908335 Legal Notice City Of Snoqualmie King County, Washington 98065 Notice Is Hereby Given That the Snoqualmie City Council, on the 28th day of October 2013 passed the Following Ordinances: Ordinance No. 1121 Ordinance imposing a six month moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications for wireless communication facilities under Chapter 17.77 of the Snoqualmie Municipal Code. Ordinance No. 1122 Ordinance amending certain provisions of Ordinance No. 1080 that authorized the issuance, sale and delivery of the City’s Limited General Obligation Bonds, 2011 (Various Purpose); and providing for other matters properly related thereto, all as more particularly set forth herein. Copies of this Ordinance in complete text are available at the City Hall located at 38624 SE River Street between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, on the city website www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us, or by calling the City Clerk at 425-888-1555 x 1118. ATTEST: Jodi Warren, MMC City Clerk Publish/Post: 10/30/2013 Effective Date: Ordinance 1121 is effective immediately Ordinance 1122 effective date is 11/5/2013 Published in the Snoqualmie Valley Record on October 30, 2013.
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Wednesday, Oct. 30
Tales: Move and Groove Story Time is 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Carnation Library, for any age, but especially geared toward young toddlers and special needs children who need to move. An adult must attend and participate. Class Time: Special education, Kindergarten and preschool teachers can bring their students to Carnation Library at 2:15 p.m. for a short story time, library lesson and to check out books. Study Zone: Students in grades K through 12 can get free homework help, 6 p.m. at Fall City Library.
Thursday, Oct. 31 Treat harvest: Snoqualmie’s downtown treat harvest is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Families with children age 5 and younger are welcomed downtown. Family Story Time: Getting School Ready is 2 p.m. at Carnation Library; for any age.
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Friday, Nov. 1
Monday, Nov. 4
Day of the Dead: A Day of the Dead Party is 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Bindlestick, Snoqualmie. Cultural celebration of diversity sponsored by Lux Language Partners. Dia de los muertos is a Latin-American tradition to celebrate the lives of those we have lost. Dress as a skeleton, enjoy tamales, prizes for best costumes. Bring the favorite food of a loved one you have lost to share with others. Bring photos or flowers for the altar.
Open Mic: Share your musical talents, 8 to 10 p.m. at Snoqualmie Brewery, 8032 Falls Ave., Snoqualmie. Hosted by Ask Sophie, all ages and skill levels welcomed. Tales: Infant and Young Toddler Story Time is 11 a.m. at North Bend Library. An adult must attend with child.
Saturday, Nov. 2
A Season of Stories & Songs: Aesop’s Fables is 10:30 a.m. at North Bend Library, for ages 3 and older with an adult. Enjoy stories of animals including The Raven and the Swan, The Lion and the Mouse and The Tortoise and the Hare. Each tale is set in a different location around the Mediterranean Sea and the show includes original music. Book club: North Bend First Tuesday Book Club meets at 7 p.m. at North Bend Library. Discuss “The Rook” by Daniel O’Malley. Tale: Spanish Story Time is 6:30 p.m. at Carnation Library. All ages are welcome with an adult. Game On: Teens can play video games and eat pizza at the Carnation Library, 3:30 p.m. Study Zone: Students in grades K through 12 can get free homework help from trained volunteer tutors, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Carnation Library. Health Benefits: One-on-one assistance for those enrolling in the new Exchange, Washington Health Plan finder, 5 p.m. at Snoqualmie Library.
Fall LAN party: Nerds with Real Lives gamer’s LAN party is 1 p.m. to 9 a.m. at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The event is 20 hours, open to all games, with seven contests and $300 in prizes. Contests include League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, CounterStrike: Global Offensive, and Battlefield 3. Learn more at www.nwrlguild.com/event/lan201311. National Novel Writing Month: Bring your writing project to a write-in session, 1 p.m. at North Bend Library, sponsored by SnoValley Writes writers group. Get your project started or polished up. Benefit help: One-on-one assistance for those enrolling in the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, 1 p.m. at Fall City Library.
Goal is to raise $100K towards field maintenance and development Exciting items available for live and silent auction
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The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association has announced its 1st Annual SnVYSA Fundraiser and Auction event to be held on November 16th, 2013 at The Tournament Players Course (TPC) at Snoqualmie Ridge. The purpose of this event is to raise money that will support improved field maintenance of our existing fields and the construction of synthetic turf fields with lights in our Association boundaries.
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Register online now thru 11/8 @ www.snvysa.org Prices are $80 a person or Captain a table (seats 10) for $875 or Sponsor a table (seats 10 and display logo) for $1,000 Select your dinner choice We love volunteers - if you are interested in helping with this event please contact Event Coordinator, Kim Lisk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Live Music: Exit 22 plays blues, rock, jazz funk and pop, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Raging River Café & Club, 33723 RedmondFall City Rd. (Highway 202), Fall City. All ages welcome. Tales: Pajamarama Family Story Time is 6:30 p.m. at North Bend Library. All ages welcome with an adult. Tales: Move and Groove story time is 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Carnation Library, for any age, but especially for young toddlers and special needs children who need to move.
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‘Cat volleyball splits with Bellevue, Mercer Mount Si’s varsity volleyball team beat Bellevue in home action, then fell to Mercer Island on the road last week. Against Bellevue, the team won in three sets, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, on Monday, Oct. 21. Junior outside hitter Anna McCreadie had 10 kills, 18 assists, two aces and nine digs, while Lindsay Carr had 16 kills and 12 assists. Haley Holmberg had two kills, an ace and 10 digs. Liz Larson had three kills, an ace and seven digs. Against Mercer on Wednesday, Oct. 23, Mount Si fell in three sets, 25-22, 25-13, 25-18. Carr had 11 kills, eight assists, three aces and nine digs, while McCreadie had eight kills and nine digs. Junior Jenn Rogers had four assists and nine digs.
Sixth title for Red Wolves girls runners Cedarcrest’s cross country squad competed Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Cascade Conference championships at South Whidbey High School. The girls squad won their sixth consecutive title in a close battle over Lakewood. Olivia Waterman finished second, with Amelia Anderson at third and Diana Carr fourth. All three girls were named to the Cascade Conference First Team due to their place on the day. Megan Brimley, at 15th, and Courtney Tobin, at 16th, rounded out the scoring five. The boys finished second to the Lakewood squad. Logan Orndorf won his second consecutive individual conference title. Orndorf, Quinn Radbourne at sixth and Jonathan Gunderson at seventh, were named to the Cascade Conference First Team. Ian Fay finished 13th and was named to the conference Second Team. Colton Green finished 20th to round out the top five.
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Above, the Mount Si line in action. Left, offensive/defensive lineman Jack Nordby blocks a Mercer Island lineman. Right, linebacker Corry Cotto and teammates wrap up an Islander carrier at the homecoming game.
Mount Si football’s linemen reap the rewards of a team approach By Seth Truscott Editor
On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.
Proctor and Lalgee’s in the second quarter, and efforts last Friday, Oct. 25, senior running back Jordan against the Mercer Island Chapman and junior backup offense put them two away QB/defensive back Jonathon from the team record for a “JoJo” Hillel both scored in the night and one away apiece second half. from the individual record Mount Si’s line is growing for sacks. They’re averaging into its role nicely, said head at least one sack per game. coach Charlie Kinnune. Mercer had a decent The group includes playline, the boys said, but their ers that play both offensive Deven Lalgee, Jon proctor prominent passing game and defensive roles. Bradly made for multiple opportunities for Proctor, a senior Christensen is a returning all-league lineman. Chris defensive lineman, and Lalgee, a junior, to do their Schlicting brings experience from playoffs last year. thing. Senior Cameron Davis grows in experience every The Mount Si offensive and defensive lines were week. Jack Nordby holds the right flank. And, at center, hard for Mercer Island to handle last week. The first-year starter David Bluher is earning respect. Wildcats dominated at homecoming, with a 45-7 win Bluher is breaking the mindset that you have to be over the Islanders on Friday, Oct. 25. huge to hold a spot on the line. Often outweighed by The score siren sounded from the get-go, as senior his opposite player, he holds his own. quarterback Nick Mitchell ran one touchdown in “We’re working as a unit now,” said Bluher. at the sixth minute. Mitchell threw for two, one to “Cohesively, we’re coming together. It helps to be on senior running back Bailey Takacs, another to senior the same page. Even if someone is wrong, we can be wide receiver Trevor Daniels. Takacs added another right as a team.”
Former pro Howard Mudd helps teach Mount Si offense This year, Mount Si’s offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After “you’ve done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there’s a need to give back,” Mudd said. “That’s what I’m doing. I give them some of my knowledge.” Mudd, 71, built a home in North Bend six years ago to be near his son, Darren, and family, who live in Snoqualmie. “I was looking for a place where I could look at mountains,” said Mudd. His football resumé goes back 50 years. He attended Midland High School, where he went to state with the football team, earning all-state honors. After a stint at Michigan State, he wound up playing football at Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. After college, he played for the San Francisco 49ers for seven years, then the Chicago Bears for six years, earning a spot in the Pro Bowl three times with Chicago. After a knee injury, he retired from play and began coaching at the University of California, then soon moved to the National Football League, coaching for the San Diego Chargers, the 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks, the Cleveland Browns, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Indianapolis Colts, and most recently, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Football is football, at any level This connection began when head coach Charlie Kinnune bumped into Mudd at an Issaquah butcher shop, then a year later at the North Bend Starbucks, both times urging the ex-49er and longtime NFL coach to start a relationship with the Wildcats. “He’s been a mentor for us,” said Mount Si offensive line coach Jerry Maher. Mudd, he said, teaches players about football and life. “You coach football because you have to,” said Maher. Love for the game, he said, means you’re driven to give your all. “That’s one of the greatest things I’ve learned from him.”
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Mount Si linemen have been getting extra advice this season from Howard Mudd, center, a longtime pro football coach and player. From left are, back row, Beau Daniels, Bradly Christensen, Cameron Davis, Jack Nordby, LaFonte Beverly, Ryan Findley, front row, Ryan Bolen, David Bluher, Jacob Blazevich. “It’s great working with Howard,” said lineman Jack Nordby. “His brain is an encyclopedia of football knowledge. Every day is enlightening.” Working with Maher, fellow offense coach Jeremy Cromer and the boys, Mudd talked about schematics and fundamentals. “They wanted to learn as much as they could. The kids responded great,” he said. “I just got a tremendous amount out of it. For Mudd, it’s not about the age or size of the player, but the task at hand and the skill to be learned. “The guy that’s playing, he gets better, because he needs to block somebody who might be better than he is,” he says. “That’s what coaching is about. “Whether you play on Sunday or Friday night, football is football,” he says.
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Wings of gold for North Bend alum Garrett Morck The North Bend family of Lt. JG Garrett Morck, a 2007 Mount Si High School graduate, joined him in a ceremony in September at Norfolk, Va., where he received his wings. His parents, Richard and Vicki, surprised him with a gift of 14-carat gold wings, pinning them on his uniform. Morck attended college and took part in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then attended flight school for two years. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in psychology and was commissioned at the same time as an ensign. He then was accepted into flight school, spending a year in Pensacola and the second year in Norfolk. Last November he went through two weeks of S.ER.E. training in northern Maine which put him through intensive training in resistance to interrogation and survival skills, required of all officers who may face capture if shot down behind enemy lines. This past year, he has been training in simulators and in the air on the E-2, as a member of training squadron Greyhawks at Norfolk Naval Air Station. He has been assigned to his next squadron, the Sun Kings, at Point Magu, Calif., naval air station for the next three years, beginning this winter, and will see his first deployment on the carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson next summer.
He deadheads randomly—mowing the lawn around the vines will do the job—and hand-pollinates, of a sort. Jerri takes the male flowers containing pollen, picks them, refrigerates them overnight, then places them next to female pumpkin flowers for bees to find. Their Snoqualmie patch has been a neighborhood attraction on Southeast 88th Street. “We like pumpkins because they bring so much happiness,” says Julie. Families in the neighborhood walk by, “watching as it grows and grows.” This year, for the first time, they hosted a home garden seminar and visitors in
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