Sheriff’s Office Receives National Award for Highway Safety

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was selected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as a 2017 recipient of the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award. Sheriff Ty Trenary and Undersheriff Rob Beidler received the award on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office on September 19 in Louisville, Ky.  The Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made an impact on improving highway safety.

“We are honored to accept this award on behalf of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who have worked hard these past two years to help implement new and unprecedented changes in driving and traffic safety in Snohomish County,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary. “Our top priority remains employee and community safety and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure everyone gets home safely every night.”

In 2016, the Sheriff’s Office made traffic-related safety a top priority after the agency experienced 11 on-duty collisions in 2015 that resulted in major injuries for employees and civilians.  The Sheriff’s Office incorporated Below 100, a national program designed to eliminate preventable line-of-duty deaths and injuries, into agency-wide communications and mandatory training. At the end of 2016, the Sheriff’s Office saw a significant reduction in traffic-, pursuit-, and collision-related injuries and damages, decreasing major injury collisions by 32% and pursuits by 38%.

Large Donations to the City of Duvall

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At the September 6 Duvall City Council meeting representatives from the  Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association and Snoqualmie Valley North Little League each presented the City with $50,000 checks.

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"Butt bucket"

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bucket(Photo by Lisa Allen)

A new addition to the bus stop across the street from the Ixtapa restaurant is this brightly painted cigarette "butt bucket," courtesy of Duvall's "Trash Hero" Helen Hoenig, as part of her continued efforts to keep the Duvall area clean. Cigarette butts leach thousands of chemicals, she says, so it is important to keep them out of the landscape. A young group of volunteers decorated the little bucket, which is full of fresh sand, with flowers and a rural scene.

Yet another piano is dropped from the sky

  • Written by Lisa Allen

Most of the youngsters enjoying Duvall's last SummerStage concert of the year had probably never heard of the 1968 Great Piano Drop, so were no doubt puzzled as to why a miniature "piano" was lifted up by a drone and dropped into the back field of McCormick Park. But that didn't stop them from instantly becoming engaged in the hoopla, running over to collect the uninjured replica and returning it to the adults in charge.

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Duvall Historical Society, World War II and It's Local Impact

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Great war

October 2
A Readers’ Theater Presentation -
2017 is the anniversary of the United States entrance into the “Great War,” World War I.  In commemoration, the Duvall Historical Society (with support from King County Library and 4Culture) will present a Readers’ Theater presentation on how the Snoqualmie Valley contributed to the War effort and how the War impacted our community.  We will take a look at the "Great War" and how it affected people differently, depending on their situations and viewpoints.  A powerpoint presentation will accompany readers who will be playing different roles.  A discussion will follow.

Join us on Monday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St., Duvall.  The public is invited.