Safe driving: Teen filmmaker is finalist in national video challenge

Above, a scene from Mount Si senior Rachel Mallasch’s video promoting driver safety.  Her friend Oliver plays at making a candy road and car.
  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:51PM
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Mount Si High School senior Rachel Mallasch is one of 10 finalists in the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, a national competition that could win her up to $15,000. The challenge called on teens to create short videos to inspire their friends to make safer decisions behind the wheel, and voting is on now.

Out of the Past: Clearcut on Rattlesnake Ridge; Stolen horse recovered with foal, 'Stolen Promise'

  • Today at 3:52PM

Thursday, April 20, 1989: The Weyerhaeuser Company intends to clearcut most of its timber on the east slope of Rattlesnake Ridge over the next 17 years. The company met with 20 community leaders Monday to discuss logging plans.

Hands-on workshop at Fall City Learning Garden

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The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch will host a free hands-on workshop, "Companion Plants and Plant Allies," 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Enhance the beauty and productivity of your garden by grouping plant friends together, and including flowers and herbs to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Plant a hedgerow of annual flowers and herbs. Any extra plant starts will be shared with workshop participants.

North Bend Elementary students report odd incident at bus stop

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Following a suspicious, but uneventful incident near a school bus stop in North Bend on Wednesday morning, April 23, North Bend Elementary School staff are reminding parents to talk with their children about stranger danger and personal safety. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Healy Avenue in North Bend, near the old Si View area. Two students, walking to their bus stop, told their bus driver that one of the people sitting in a parked white SUV had gestured for them to approach the car.

At the big Valley Easter egg hunts, you gotta move fast | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 23, 2013 at 3:28PM

“Chocolate’s better than money.” That’s what 6-year-old Iris, a young egg hunter at the Moose Lodge’s annual Easter hunt at Si View Park, told mom Brissa. She had discovered that some of the eggs found by children contained cash. But money’s not candy.

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