Grace Himka, 15, and Emily Crose, 14, are some of the youth who volunteer at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. They were on hand last week for school supplies distribution. - Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Back-to-school backpacks: 
Churches outfit area children with 
all they need for start of school

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 10:31AM

Backpacks, school supplies, and brand new shoes were available for pickup last Wednesday at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. In collaboration with the King County Library System, local churches, and companies like Costco and Walmart, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank hosted a day of resources for kids getting ready to go back to school.

Main Street festival cancelled due to weather; ceremony still happening

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 12:53PM

Snoqualmie's Main Street Celebration scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, has been cancelled in anticipation of rainy weather in the forecast. The street festival will be rescheduled, but the Milestone Recognition Ceremony celebrating the progress of the city's infrastructure improvement project will proceed, starting at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Railroad Park.

The Eastside Scene

Nesting instinct

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 12:48PM

Environmental artist Karen White teaches children how to appreciate the beauty and intricacies of nature through the craft of nest weaving.

Opinion

Getting more students to graduation Snoqualmie Valley District launches school year with goals for improving graduation rate By Joel Aune, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 9:00AM

Next week, we will welcome more than 6,500 students back from the summer break as the 2015-16 school year gets underway. They will be coming back to schools where principals, teachers, and support staff are doing some truly exceptional work to ensure our students enjoy a successful school experience. In fact, the level of student achievement in our schools continues to be on par with the highest performing schools in the entire state.

North Bend considers big hike in traffic impact fee

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

Home builders and industry representatives voiced strong opposition to the city of North Bend’s proposed increase in its traffic impact fee at the Aug. 18 meeting of the North Bend City Council. The proposed fee of $14,146 represents a tripling of the current fee. The public will have another opportunity to discuss the change at the Sept. 1 meeting.

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