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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 n Daily updates at n 75 cents

Saving the paving

Bond cost set, now it’s public’s turn

County Councilwoman worries about 1,500 miles of unincorporated roads By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter

King County’s transportation budget for 2014 and beyond presents a good news/bad news scenario to residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and the county’s District 3. It’s just that the good news—residents won’t have to deal with much road construction work in the coming year— is bad news, too. “It could be a disaster in two years,” says King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, adding “this is what gets me up at night.” Lambert, representing Kathy Lambert District 3, visited media outlets recently to talk about the roads situation, among other things, and she’s been crunching the numbers.

By Carol Ladwig



Staff Reporter

Mount Si volleyball are league champs Page 9

Golden scissors: New owner at Mount Si Pet Salon in NB Page 7

Index Opinion 4 Out of the Past 4 6 Movie Times 12 Calendar 13 Obituary On The Scanner 14

Vol. 100, No. 24

Voters, sharpen your pencils. The Snoqualmie Valley School District needs your answer to a $216 million question: Is the proposed bond the right bond for the district? A proposed bond now being considered by the board would: • Build a sixth elementary school, and possibly a centralized preschool on Snoqualmie Ridge; • Remodel most of Mount Si High School to a 2,100-student capacity; and • Fund more than $20 million in maintenance projects, including roof replacements at North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City Elementaries and part of MSHS, new boilers at SES and MSHS, and a new expanded septic system at FCE. It would also cost $215,535,000, for an estimated levy rate of $2.24 per $1,000 of assessed value. The amount is within the district’s reach, says district director of business services, Ryan Stokes, citing financial advisor D.A. Davidson’s assessment. “We don’t reach our debt capacity with this,” Stokes said. See BOND, 2

See PAVING, 2 Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Martial-arts student Adam Tiernan sends pumpkin pieces flying with a determined swing of his sword, Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Kung Fu Club school of Sifu Johann Sasynuik, who laughs, below, at the mess. Recently, the Fall City-based school observed its 20th anniversary.

Blending of worlds 20-year-old Valley kung fu school mixes wisdom with warfare, real swords with real pumpkins By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter

A long-haired white person, Johann Sasynuik pays daily tribute to his Chinese heritage. He belongs in two ancient tribes, plus a new one of his own making, and with classic Chinese sensibilities, he sees no problem with that. “The Chinese are very practical,” Sasynuik explains. See KUNG FU, 6

It’s a timber sports world Snoqualmie’s David Moses finds surprising celebrity as part of lumberjack Team USA By Seth Truscott Editor

It will always be one of the proudest moments of David Moses’ life. Half a world away from home, the Snoqualmie man got to carry the flag of the United States of America into the world championships of timber sports on Friday, Oct. 25. “That was awesome,” said Moses, who bore the banner in front a cheering crowd during the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There to chop and saw as part of the relay team, he was selected after placing third at nationals. See TIMBER SPORTS, 6


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November 06, 2013 edition of the Snoqualmie Valley Record