Northwest NEWS

October 26, 1998

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Bud Backer named fire chief

 "I consider myself a working chief," newly appointed Fire District 45 Chief Bud Backer said last week. "In smaller districts the chief needs to be able to respond to calls besides doing the administrative work. I'm maintaining my EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) status so I can still get in there and do the medical coordination, plus the command and control."

Elusive arsonist strikes Fall City area

 Police said that after setting the fires on Fish Hatchery Road on Thursday, the arsonist stole a white Mercedes-Benz which he left at a Preston home he had broken into. The suspect then broke into another nearby home and stole a Chevrolet Blazer.

HungerBusters strike again

 Over 50 youths from churches in the Snoqualmie Valley and Woodinville will be collecting non-perishable food items in the Duvall-Carnation area on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. This is the eighth consecutive year for the program.

UMO Ensemble at Cedarcrest

 UMO Ensemble combines buffoonery, imaginative costuming, tumbling and dance to satirize the 500-year quest for gold.

Donate blood in Duvall

 The need for donations has never been greater and the opportunity has never been more convenient for Lower Snoqualmie Valley residents.