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After deadly dog encounter, Ridge bear still on the lam Officer: Encounters won’t end until trash is secure BY SETH TRUSCOTT
If the bear hadn’t broken through the fence, there wouldn’t be much to report. But the black bear that hopped the fence of a residence in the Heights neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge in the wee hours last Thursday, Jan. 2, found a small, but feisty, dog defending the home turf. The bear turned tail and fled in a hurry. Instead of going back over, he broke bodily through the woodrailed cyclone fence, allowing the dog to chase after. The encounter, which quickly turned fatal for the little dog, was, in a sense, defensive on the bear’s part.
Senior leaders show grace under pressure: ‘Cat gymnastics Page 8
Hit the pool: Winter activities warm up at Si View Center Page 11
INDEX Opinion 4 5 Schools 7 Calendar 14 Obituary On the Scanner 14 Classifieds 15-18
Vol. 100, No. 34
On target Archery craftsman Jay St. Charles of Fall City builds bows, and archers BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter
Carol Ladwig/Staff Photos
It’s a bow seen in history, Jay St. Charles says, of the North American longbow he’s holding. Many of his customers are seeking historical replica bows for re-enactments. Below, a section of yew log and one of St. Charles’ longbows both highlight the two-layered look of yew wood. The white layer is resilient and holds up well to the stretch of a drawn bow, while the dark inner layer withstands compression.
Part of Jay St. Charles’ job is to find the longbows growing within trees. Another part is to help people discover their inner archers. The best part, though, is probably when the two are combined, in day-long archery workshops hosted at his Fall City studio. St. Charles is officially a bow maker, selling high-end customized longbows and recurve bows to online customers throughout the world.
Carnation’s move to county cops: So far, so good BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter
The new year brought new law enforcement to Carnation and city officials couldn’t be happier with the transition. “It’s gone remarkably well,” said Carnation City Manager Ken Carter last week. “What we did in three months, normally takes nine.” Carnation had been contracting with the neighboring city of Duvall for police coverage since late 2004, but had cut back to half-time coverage for the past two years, lacking the revenue to fund full-time coverage. The city was notified last fall that Duvall would no longer offer a police contract to the city. The city’s small force was overworked, Duvall officials said, and going through a transition as Police Chief Glenn Merryman was about to retire.
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