On duty in schools: School Resource Officer programs renewed at both Valley school districts

Cedarcrest High School Resource Officer Lori Batiot stops to watch a science class conduct a hallway experiment. Mitchell Frimodt, left, and Morgan Walker measured the force vectors of Carson Graham’s chair.  - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:42PM

Candy, tattoos, and information are the main things that Cedarcrest High School’s school resource officer Sgt. Lori Batiot serves up in her shared role between department and district. The candy and (temporary) tattoos are ice-breakers to get students to make contact; the information, advice, and the accompanying healthy dose of role modeling are what she sees as her real purpose at the 900-student school.

North Bend Premium Outlets ready for Black Friday weekend, open all night Thanksgiving

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 4:17PM

North Bend's Premium Outlets are gearing up for their biggest weekend of the year. The mall will be open on Thanksgiving, and stay open 36 hours straight, to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.

North Bend Council takes no property tax hike for 2015

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:40PM

Expressing their appreciation for area voters’ support of recent tax initiatives, the North Bend City Council decided against a property tax increase Nov. 18. The unanimous vote approved a $1.47 million property tax levy, which includes about $62,000 in new construction and $42,000 of levies for past-year refunds.

Valley eye care pros serve in Seattle event

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:24PM

Ophthalmologist Rebecca Dale and technician Sarah Field from Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare Associates, helped provide eye care at Seattle’s Key Arena Saturday, Oct. 25, at an event organized by Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, or RAM. Many people live in fear of sickness and injury because they have little to no access to basic medical care, said Dale. RAM helps by providing free quality dental, vision and medical care to those who cannot afford it. In less than 24 hours, RAM turns fairgrounds, schools and arenas into mobile medical centers.

Opinion

Holidays are a good time to take stock of older family members’ needs

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:21PM

The holiday season is one of the few times that families get together. That may be both a wake-up moment when people realize an elderly loved one needs help, and an opportunity to get everyone on the same page, strategize and make a plan to care for an aging relative. So, perhaps this year, your family has the opportunity to gather around the kitchen table for both treats and a talk.

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