Fall City Day has come and gone, but the thank-you’s roll on. Weather was perfect for 800 runners who participated in the Fall City Days Fun Run. Our amazing crew of volunteers led by Perry and Sharon Wilkins, Kirk and Sophie Harris, and Kirk Dunckel organized and ran a great event. Even more fun comes in September when we give away all of our proceeds, minus costs, back to our community organizations. The Raging River Riders 50th anniversary was evident in the parade and fair theme. Thank you to Libby, Laurie E., Lisa, Nikki, Brandon, Bill A. and Dan and Terri D., as they did a great job on everyone’s favorite part of the day.
The sale of the Valley Hospital to Overlake Hospital has the potential to lower our property taxes while maintaining quality health care in the Valley, a rare opportunity these days to be sure.
In January, I was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma, and have been unable to work since then.
It is with great joy that the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank (SVFB) would like to share that we have achieved 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS.
I woke up this morning with a very heavy heart. Life with our kind of autism is absolutely mentally, physically and spiritually exhausting. Life with our kind of autism isn’t featured in the media because it’s not uplifting or involving early detection (which are both so important). What is our kind of autism? It involves aggressive behaviors that often come out of nowhere. Something misfires in my son Trevor’s brain and he goes into a rage. He doesn’t want to. This rage involves attacks on others but also on himself and ends with hysterical crying. These are not premeditated. Autism as a whole generally robs the person of social skills and awareness.
For 27 years, I have lived in Carnation and enjoyed the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. However, there is one place where the trail crosses Highway 203 just north of Carnation with no proper crossing warning, other than a very inadequate, too-easy-to-miss yellow diamond-shaped “Trail Crossing” sign.
The annual Snoqualmie Valley CROP Hunger Walk, held Sunday, May 18, was a huge success. This year was dedicated to the memory of Bill Melton, who brought the international fight against hunger campaign to the Snoqualmie Valley 15 years ago. More than $6,600 was raised and $1,650 will be donated to Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.
Thanks to the support from the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and surrounding area residents, our spring plant sale raised almost $2,000. From all who benefit from your support and generosity — which in past years have included our Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, local food bank, children’s toy drive at Christmas, and a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Mount Si High School—we say ‘thank you’!
The “conservationists” you refer to are our neighborhood fish scientists in Duvall, the Wild Fish Conservancy. There is both good science and the force of law behind their successful lawsuit against the current practices of steelhead hatcheries in Washington.
On Sunday, May 25, I went out to feed our horses and noticed one of our goats, “Mary,” lying on her side and all four legs flopping violently. Her eyes were rolled back and she appeared to be frothing at the mouth. I called the At Home Vet service out of Fall City, and he was here in 20 minutes. He asked what I wanted him to do, and I said I don’t want her to suffer, so euthanize her.
Please join us for the 10th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Saturday, June 7, at the Community Park in Snoqualmie. Your children will learn bike safety at this interactive, instructional bicycle obstacle course created and led by your local Snoqualmie Police Department officers.
If you seldom hear a shout-out or never get nominated for being the best, if you think you are invisible and what you do does not make a difference, this letter is for you. If you have ever put 50 cents in a donation jar, volunteered to help anywhere, baked, cooked, babysat, or taxied for a fundraiser or a friend, give yourself a big hug from me.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this extremely sad time. The food, flowers, donations, and so much more have been overwhelming. Sharon Larson touched many lives, as was evident by how many attended her memorial service on April 12. We are grateful for loving friends and family who supported Mom during her long battle with cancer. She truly loved you all.
We would like to thank our dental patients, our neighbors, and the complete strangers who called or came by with offers to help us clean up and repair damage to our dental office after the explosion early Thursday morning. We would also like to give a special shout-out to Dr. Kelly Garwood and Dr. Kirby Nelson for their kind offers to come to our aid. We hope the businesses in the building that was destroyed beyond repair are finding new avenues to return to work again.
I feel compelled to validate closure provided by the memorial service for baby Kimball at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, held last month. So touched by what must have been the struggle of this tiny baby girl, I wrote a poem which helped me process this loss, and need for more awareness to step up involvement in our communities. Perhaps my words may help others, too. And those in trouble must know they are not alone.
It is with much gratitude and an overwhelmed heart that we proudly share our 60-day milestone since beginning efforts toward opening the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We are overcome and touched by this incredible community and how everyone has pulled together to make it happen. The Upper Valley has once again demonstrated that we care about each other and we take care of our own.
Nice column about spelling people’s names right. I have one of those names that somehow never seems to get spelled correctly, and it has been an issue with me all my life. Anyway after reading with much interest, I had a great laugh when I read that you misspelled Cathi Linden’s name wrong!
You assume your vote counts. It appears that State Senator Mark Mullet has a very different opinion. Almost 70 percent of us within the 5th Legislative District chose to have a two-thirds majority (vote) of the legislature required to raise taxes. Mullet voted ‘Nay’ against this bill (Senate Joint Resolution 8213) the other week. Our local community decided, but Mullet overrode the citizens.
I wanted to respond to questions about my vote against placing a two-thirds vote threshold for tax changes in our state constitution. During my time on the Issaquah City Council, I never once voted to increase property taxes. Last year, I was one of the few Democrats who broke from party leadership to support a Republican budget that reduced the business and occupations tax on the service industry. I have a long history of opposing tax increases at the state and local level.
On Thursday, March 13, I called 911. There was a large piece of carrot stuck in my throat from a smoothie I made at home.Within a few short minutes there was a huge fire truck and a SUV in my driveway. There was a wonderful fireman/medic in the big truck and the fire chief in the SUV. The fire chief drive me to Snoqualmie hospital, while I was gagging all the while he was cheering me up by saying what a beautiful, sunny day it was.