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Old ideas, new wines: Piccola Cellars transforms former North Bend fire hall | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:02PM

Sleek blends with rustic in the Piccola Cellars new tasting room in North Bend. Warm gold walls, a polished concrete floor and steel light fixtures, give the place a modern edge, while the unfinished planks in the bar, plain picnic tables and, on warm days, the open garage doors, create a homey feel. It’s a good look for a business that combines new technology, an old idea, and an ancient tradition.

Snoqualmie changes special event permits process

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:50PM

On September 22, Snoqualmie updated its municipal code for special event permits at public parks. Previously, the city council had to approve all special event permits. But, according to a staff report, this created a more lengthy process for applicants, and made for additional staff work.

Who will run city parks? Snoqualmie should seek manager for recreation, put parks under public works, says consultant

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:13PM

What Snoqualmie really needs is a recreation manager—that’s the recommendation of Ralph Dannenberg, the consultant the city hired to examine efficiencies and leadership of its parks and recreation arm. Snoqualmie has been without a standalone parks and recreation head since Gwen Voelpel resigned in 2011; Dan Marcinko’s Public Works Director role expanded to become Interim Parks and Public Works Director.

Here comes the rain: Mount Si volleyball is undefeated | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:55PM

When Anna McCreadie goes up, volleyballs come down, hard, and often don’t come back up. The Santa Clara-signed senior has been raining hits for the Mount Si volleyball team, and the scores show that the outside hitter has come into her own this fall. Led by McCreadie, Mount Si volleyball is currently undefeated, beating all comers. The latest was Issaquah on Thursday, Sept. 25, Mount Si won in four sets, 25-23, 25-17, 16-25, 25-14.

‘Think your way around the course’ | At midseason, Mount Si boys golf is deep in 4A | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:41PM

Mount Si’s boys golf season is, as always, short, but this fall, it looks to be sweet as well. That’s because the Wildcats are led by a consistent group of seniors and juniors who are holding their own in 4A. The team has a 3-3 record, beating Inglemoor, Woodinville and Bothell, and losing to Issaquah, Skyline and Newport.

Mount Si V-ball's Anna McCreadie goes from Sno Valley to Silicon Valley

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:23PM

Mount Si senior outside hitter Anna McCreadie will bring her athleticism to Silicon Valley next fall. The local volleyball leader chose Santa Clara University, a private Catholic school in a San Francisco suburb, last May. She visited the campus, loved it, and will be signing her declaration of intent in November.

Grand opening of new Mailbox Peak Trail celebrates Middle Fork, conservation | Photos

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:21PM

The old Mailbox Peak trail was a daunting route. Plagued by erosion due to its extremely steep grade, hikers routinely lost track of the trail. Now, visitors to this iconic mountain east of North Bend will have a much better time. Last weekend, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources celebrated the official opening of a new and improved Mailbox Peak trail, cutting a ribbon Saturday, Sept. 27, on National Public Lands Day.

Here's a new idea: Goldfish race to benefit kids, horses in Fall City

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:11PM

The Valley’s first goldfish race made its debut a few weeks back, at Madison Grove Farm’s 5th Annual “Merlot in the Meadows” benefit event, held on Saturday, Aug. 23. For the past few years, several Mount Si Lions have personally supported Madison Grove, which is a non-profit equestrian farm in Fall City. This year, the club joined in.

Voter registration deadlines approaching for Nov. election

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:50AM

Citizens who want to participate in the Nov. 4 general election should prepare now. King County Elections will mail general election ballots to all registered voters on Oct. 15, so it’s important that citizens register to vote and keep their name, address and signature updated.

All-ages auditions for Valley Center Stage's 'Sherlock Holmes' meets 'Christmas Carol'

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:48AM

Valley Center Stage in North Bend WA is holding auditions for its Christmas production, "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol." The director seeks roles for men, women and children.

Action for the youth: Community talk on county's children plan is Saturday in Fall City

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:45PM

King County wants to ensure that all of its young people have a chance to thrive as children and succeed as adults. A Community Conversation on King County’s Youth Action Plan is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Place. All ages are welcome.

Public forum is this week for Snoqualmie-Overlake hospital deal

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:40PM

A public meeting and presentation on Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s possible affiliation and sale to Overlake Medical Center of Bellevue happens this week. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Snoqualmie City Hall, with a presentation by the district on the affiliation plan, and an update on new hospital construction.

Four-car collision injures three, closes freeway

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 4:20PM

A 28 year-old North Bend man who caused a fiery four-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, on I-90 was hospitalized at the critical-care Harborview Medical Center, and two other drivers suffered less serious injuries.

Mount Si Transition classes plan Disneyland trip, fundraiser

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 4:15PM

The Special Education Life Skills and Transition Classes at Mount Si High School are going to Disneyland in April 2015. To get there, they seek the community's help.

One-lane traffic continues this week through downtown Snoqualmie; School buses will be given priority

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 4:11PM

Expect traffic to back up during daytime construction in Snoqualmie this week.

Letters | Slaughter of horses 
from U.S. must stop

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 4:09PM

I am writing to raise awareness of the brutal, unsafe, and irresponsible practice of horse slaughter.

Volunteers needed for Camp Korey 5K

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 4:07PM

Volunteers are needed to help staff the new Color Me Rad 5K race, coming to Camp Korey in Carnation on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Disorderly drunks make a mess in Snoqualmie; hippie gathering, donkey roundup | Valley police, fire calls

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 3:50PM

Drunk and disorderly: At 2: a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, Snoqualmie police received noise complaints at Southeast Swenson Drive and Snoqualmie Parkway, Snoqualmie. Two men were reported standing under streetlights, vomiting, peeing on the sidewalk, then stomping in the road while making animal sounds. Police contacted the subjects, who were both of legal drinking age, and warned them about the city’s noise and disorderly conduct rules, before driving them to their home.

Passion for vintage Snoqualmie’s Joey MacArthur and Tami Smith bring finds to life | Photo gallery

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 3:34PM

Joey MacArthur grits his teeth and lifts nearly 100 pounds of solid, rusty metal from atop a stack of tables. Once, perhaps a century ago, this ochre-tinged iron hay bale pulley, shuttled huge bales of hay inside a Northwest barn. Today, it’s one of the prides of the collection at the Wild Hare Vintage and Antiques in Snoqualmie, where Joey and his partner Tami Smith buy and sell finds. Like many treasures, though, it’s here today, and gone tomorrow. That’s by design, says Tami.

Personal carpenter: Q&A with North Bend's Jonathan Seaton, custom woodworker

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 3:27PM

Carpenter Jonathan Seaton walks that fine line between artist and craftsman, crossing into either territory with each piece he produces. At his North Bend workshop—he has no storefront, but then, he has no inventory, either—he builds wood furniture to the exacting specifications of both his customers, and himself.

North Bend's Hamilton sisters are rising stars at State Fair

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 3:20PM

Emily Hamilton, age 8, of North Bend, won the Catch a Rising Star talent competition at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Saturday, Sept. 20. She performed a tap-dancing and singing ventriloquism act to the song, “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” from the musical “Annie” along with her Daddy Warbucks puppet.

New route to Mailbox Peak opens Saturday

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 3:12PM

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the State Department of Natural Resources are cutting the ribbon on a new trail to Mailbox Peak, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie. The event coincides with National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 27.

Heels & Hooves: Cowgirl Spirit horse rescue team's hoedown this weekend

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 3:11PM

Tickets are now on sale for the Heels & Hooves Hoedown, an annual celebration to benefit Cowgirl Spirit Equine Rescue. The event will feature a live auction, silent auction, line dancing demonstration, dancing, barbecue dinner, drinks, dessert auction, and other activities.

Whole lot of thank you’s at Snoqualmie's ‘Mike’s Day in the Park’

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 2:16PM

Two simple words don’t seem enough to express our gratitude. To our family and friends, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” Big thanks go to all the organizers who put the day together, to all the volunteers who all worked together to make such a special day for us.

Out of the Past: Centennial log to get new home, bus goes off cliff

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 2:15PM

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1989: Snoqualmie's centennial-year project to provide a shelter for its log display will also include preservation of part of the old Weyerhaeuser sawmill. The main idea is to build a protective cover for the huge Douglas Fir log section on display in Railroad Park. The 24-foot log is 39 tons and about 800 years old.

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