Thursday, July 27, 1989: If it seems more crowded in the Valley, it is. And the trend will continue. King County’s annual growth report shows the Valley population grew by 6,000 since 1980, and will add 8,000 by the turn of the century.
4Culture is accepting applications through September 12 for historic sites and designated landmarks in King County to be included in the Historic Site(s) Specific roster. Sites on the roster invite inquiries and ideas from King County artists interested in developing a collaborative project proposal.
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is seeking artists of all ages and in all media to submit artwork for its August through October art display rotation, “Magical Moments in the Valley.” The show will be at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Valley Visitor Information Center. Artists of all ages and in all media are invited to submit artwork.
Fans of the cult phenomenon “Twin Peaks” will come from all over the world Aug. 1 through 3 to eat doughnuts and cherry pie, meet friends, watch David Lynch films, visit the filming locations in the Valley, and generally just celebrate their passion for the early 90s television show. Tickets for the 21-year-old event sold out in early June; typically about 150 people attend the festival, which has its base at the Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend.
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record: Thursday, July 23, 1964: Whipping in the breeze high over Snoqualmie’s main street are the familiar banners that proclaim the Snoqualmie Firemen’s 26th annual celebration.
It’s time for children to grab a hammer, find a paintbrush, and put on creative thinking caps, at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s vacation Bible school thus summer Camp is 9 a.m. to noon, July 28 to Aug. 1 at the church, 38701 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie.
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record:
The collections of the Tolt Historical Society are on view year-round by appointment, and for this summer, on one Saturday each month.
Learn how to live a better, more sustainable life at “Healthy Living, Healthy Community,” a conservation event with a local twist, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Umpquah Bank (formerly Sterling Savings) in North Bend. Green companies and local organizations will be represented. Visitors can sign up for a free home energy audit, purchase energy-efficient light bulbs and shower heads, recycle light bulbs and check out community resources including Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and Mount Si Senior Center.
A former Snoqualmie resident has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the aggravated murders of two Eastside men on Thanksgiving eve, 1986. Rick Melvin Peerson, 33, lived in Ernie’s Grove prior to a fugitive flight to North Dakota, where he was arrested after a shootout with police.
SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, food-eaters, and the community as a whole. This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer. In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase. Our objective is to allow area residents to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from your producer does (or doesn’t!) matter to you.
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Tour de Peaks Bike Ride happens Saturday, July 19. Cyclists can ride 25, 50 or 100-mile loops in the Snoqualmie Valley, finishing at the North Bend Block Party. The ride is sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $49 with early registration $69 registration on or after July 12.
Thursday, June 22, 1989: More than 3,000 people visited the Mountain Man Rendezvous in the Upper Valley Sunday. The aim of the reenactment is to give locals an idea how the original settlers lived. • Running for Northeast District Court Judge in 1986, Will Roarty of Duvall lost to James Kaiser by a single vote. With Kaiser resigning, Roarty is hitting pavement once again.
Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun. Young Valley readers can build robots, do hands-on science projects, learn magic, create puppets and read during the summer program.
Jenifer Loomis comes over with a pile of children’s books in her arms. Monkeys, rabbits, bears, awkward kids and cartoon superheroes gaze out from the colorful covers. These aren’t old classics, either, these are the latest hot children’s books. And Loomis, as the Snoqualmie Library’s Children’s Librarian, is making sure kids and parents know all about them. “Grown-ups just need to check out the kids’ section,” she says. “If you haven’t looked at what there is, you’re missing out.”
Thursday, June 22, 1989: The locally infamous Maskrod’s Corner (State Route 202 at Meadowbrook) was the scene of two more auto accidents. On June 12, a North Bend motorist failed to yield and struck a motorcyclist. A day later, a driver did the same, striking another car and sending a woman to the hospital with injured ribs.
The Mount Si High School Class of 1994 Reunion is 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Snoqualmie Valley Eagles lodge, downtown Snoqualmie.
Snoqualmie River Arts Tour is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.
The Raging River Riders saddle club was formed in 1964. Its purpose is to bring together people interested in horses and to provide an educational and fun atmosphere in which to promote good horsemanship. For 50 years, the family-oriented Raging River Riders have actively pursued this goal. Some of their interests include western gaming shows, parades, overnight campouts, prize rides and day rides.
Thursday, June 8, 1989: For a Fall City family, nearly two years of waiting is over. On Sunday, Chris and Larry Everett got word that a donor had been found for their daughter Kristen, 4, who needs a liver. Locals raised $50,000 in a “Life for Kristen” campaign.