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Year in Review - October
School officials partially locked down Mount Si after they heard
rumors that an expelled student might return to the school and cause trouble.
There were no incidents at the school that day and police found
the 15-year-old student at a friend's house unarmed, contrary to the rumors
that were being spread.
Man kept cops
Michael Stewart, 23, engaged police officers in an armed standoff
in the Coast to Coast parking lot in Snoqualmie. No one was injured
or hurt during the confrontation.
Snoqualmie Police resolved the situation after about 45 minutes.
The incident apparently stemmed from domestic problems.
Stewart was charged for obstructing a law enforcement officer and
displaying a weapon.
Meeting ended suddenly
A barrage of open and rancorous debate, finger pointing and
shouting prompted King County representatives to quickly end the meeting on
the proposed Fall City Historic District.
Officials said they will still research the proposal to preserve
"Fall City's unique historical character."
WRECO starts process for next phase
Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company asked King County to
expand Snoqualmie's Urban Growth Area so that it could start on its planned
Phase II development of Snoqualmie Ridge.
City officials told the county it was against such a modification and
would be willing to consider the change closer to 2010 when the
boundary lines are scheduled to be discussed.
Lower enrollment meant less funding
Administrators at Snoqualmie Valley School District cringed
at October's enrollment numbers which showed there were 43 less
students than anticipated. That means the district could loose around $500,000
Officials proposed a 10-percent cut to most major areas of the district
to make up for the loss. The cuts wouldn't affect staffing or school
Fire hits Carnation, again
In less than four months, three Carnation businesses were
destroyed by fires. The latest casualty was the River Run Cafe owned by Rick
and Debbie Pezzner.
The fire caused $100,000 damage to the structure and destroyed
$75,000 worth of contents. The 88-year-old building once housed the town's
drug store and was later converted into a restaurant.