This week, we present our annual Visitor's Guide, a collection of maps, photos and information that tourists can use to orient themselves in the Valley and find their way to the area's big attractions.
By Don C. Brunell
By Michelle Metzler
Submitted by Snoqualmie Tribal Council
Vacations are never long enough, in my opinion, and that is especially true of summer vacation. I vaguely remember liking school as a kid, but not the start of it each year.
By Gary Wasdin
By Don C. Brunell
At last, it happened. I have finally found a Twin Peaks reference I can appreciate. For 20 years, the appeal of the Twin Peaks phenomenon had completely escaped me. But on Sunday, that changed.
A monthly column about the world of recycling, diversion and sustainability seen through the eyes of Michelle Metzler, Waste Management, Public Education and Outreach
There are many, many stories on the primary election in this week's paper, enough that I'm willing to bet no one who flips through these pages will miss the point. The primary election is Aug. 2; mark your ballots and mail them or drop them off. Enough said about that.
One of the huge benefits of writing for a weekly newspaper is time. For most of the events we cover, there is usually time enough between the actual happening and the deadline to write about it to assimilate the information. We can process first impressions with the details from our notes, ask follow-up questions, maybe find some points of comparison with past events, then sit down to write a report that gives readers the important details and possibly even entertains them.
After starting as editor here a year and a half ago, I got a lot of advice on how to be true to the community and fair in my reporting. While I remember the general themes of those conversations, and the ones from the other papers that I worked at as an editor, I couldn't tell you exactly what was said in most of them.
Submitted by former Secretaries of State Sam Reed, Ralph Munro, and Bruce Chapman
Every once in a while, I am thoroughly impressed with the way people get things done. They identify a problem, make a plan to solve it, get a result and, good or bad, move on.
Friday evening, when hundreds of seniors were celebrating graduating from high school with their friends and families, it was still a funny little thing that I wore a press pass to get into these events.
Going through our bound copies of the paper here is always fun, but I consider it a luxury that my schedule doesn't allow often. Not that long ago, I even found a little gem on our website, a story from an early Boeing Classic report, with a photo of a young Casey Maralack taking a golf lesson from a visiting pro. If you didn't see it recently, Maralack placed 15th in the state girls golf championships this year, her fourth to compete at the tournament. She's a senior at Mount Si High School.
Joan Wallace couldn't sleep. When the Bellevue businesswoman looked into her own grandchildren's eyes, she couldn't forget about the conversation she had with her sister-in-law, Janet Wheaton, over Thanksgiving turkey.
If you're starting to think the campaign season has already gone on longer than a typical election does, you're not alone — and we still have five months to go before the general election. Now, here's the good news. It's finally filing week, when candidates for office put their money up and start getting serious about campaigning. Or is that bad news?
Contributed by Secretary of State Kim Wyman
Saturday was a busy day in Snoqualmie and North Bend. I think I forgot how many visitors the depots and the trains can bring to the Valley on a sunny day, until I drove through downtown Snoqualmie Saturday and saw the sidewalks stuffed with strollers, kids eating ice cream cones and parents watchful of traffic.