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- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Doughnut attack: Late on August 4, a Snoqualmie caller complained that one of two men walking down the street had thrown a doughnut at his windshield as he drove by, on Falls Avenue and River Street. The thrower was described as six feet, five inches tall, in his 30s, wearing a white shirt and blue shorts.
Locked and loaded: Issaquah resident Michael Marinos serves North Bend market with newly opened Bigg Dogg Firearms
- posted Aug 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Mike Marinos’ favorite, personal rifle is hanging on the shelf. “I just got this thing dialed in,” says Marinos, taking down the lightweight, khaki-colored ARAK carbine. Used by the U.S. military for tight, close-quarters work, the short-barreled semi-automatic is accurate to 200 yards and is the envy of his staff. Marinos, who opened Bigg Dogg Firearms July 17 at 111 W. North Bend Way, loves the excitement, skill and legacy of firearms.
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 3:53 PM
Friends of Sarah M. Streight, 17, of Maple Valley, hung posters in Snoqualmie Friday, Aug. 16, seeking information about the teenage runaway. Streight, who is white, five feet, three inches tall and 117 pounds, with blue eyes and dyed blond hair, was last seen in Snoqualmie with an acquaintance who is a senior at Mount Si High School. She’s been missing from her family since July 25.
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM— updated Aug 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM
There’s a trick to throwing an axe—throwing it well, anyway— and it’s remembering to exhale. Sounds easy enough, but the dozen of us chosen for the honors during the timber sports demonstration put on by David and Annette Moses and family during Saturday’s Railroad Days festivities, can tell you otherwise. “Point your thumbs down the handle.” “Keep your hands together.” “Widen your stance.” “Throw on the exhale.” That’s what I got for training, then they put an axe into my inexpert hands and told me to go for it. And the audience — almost 200 people — got a good laugh, because the only thing I hit on my first two tries was dirt.
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM
Hours after her first hike to the top of Mount Si, Marina Druse was back on the mountain again. She and good friend Jake Thompson started out at around 4:30 a.m. July 14, headed again for Haystack Rock, where they’d watched the sun set the previous evening. With them this time was another friend, Adam Thalhofer, but the trio was not on a pleasure hike this time. They were on a rescue mission, to save a man’s life.
- posted Aug 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Twelve young Valley runners raced all day, all night, in the 198-mile Running Relay, part of the Ragnar Relay Series, in Skagit County, Wash., July 19 and 20. Participants included Danielle Curley, Kami Nicolino, Tom Kirby, Paul Nelson, Dominick Canady, Mari Patis, Richard Carmichael, Hunter Franklin, Jason Hinman, Tyler McBride, Seth Houldridge and Spencer Ricks.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Marian Jean (Kuta) Condit was born April 29, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. She died on Thursday, August 15, at home with her husband and friends. She has lived in Issaquah, Wash., since 1989. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Happy” Condit, whom she married on September 26, 1980. She is also survived by her parents, John & Dorothy Kuta, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., and her very spoiled dog, Buckwheat.
Time with the pros: Amateurs—and a very green caddy—watch and learn from Blaine McCallister at Boeing Classic | Photo gallery
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM
After only three holes as a caddy, Blaine McCallister fired me. True, my time as an honorary media "caddy" was going to be up, anyway, on the ninth hole, but McCallister, leading a group of five amateurs in the Korean Air Pro-Am Thursday, Aug. 22, insisted I put in work and get a real sense of the job.
Changing face of the game: Family, social connections take TPC Snoqualmie Ridge club way beyond just golf | Photo Gallery
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:44 PM
The big golf names roamed the grounds of the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge all last week. So did the kids. The children’s activities and clinics that punctuated the Boeing Classic are telling. When it comes to children and families, the exclusive golf club atop the Ridge has been changing a lot since opening its doors in 1999. As Shelly Inman, the club’s new manager, explains, it’s been steadily broadening its mission for a social, family-friendly approach.
- posted Aug 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM
Save the date for the first annual Wildcat Pigskin Party fundraiser, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Si View Community Center. The Mount Si High School and Sno-Valley Junior Football and Cheerleading programs have combined efforts for a fundraiser dinner and action. The party, which features live music by Spark Farmer, will raise money for the high school and junior football teams
- posted Aug 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM
A man fell to his death Thursday, Aug. 29, while hiking in the Rattlesnake Ridge area of Snoqualmie near Rattlesnake Lake. A woman dialed 911 just before 11 a.m., telling the King County Sheriff's Office that someone had fallen from Rattlesnake Ridge.
Choosing to home-school: For some Valley families, educating at home means choice, cooperation, hard work
- posted Aug 30, 2013 at 1:21 PM
Rebecca Mott, like most upcoming seniors, is nervous and excited about her last year of high school. She is working on college applications and dreaming about the perfect dress for the spring formal. Mott doesn’t attend a traditional high school, though. She studies at home.
Only the beginning: Snoqualmie’s 2nd sister city status paves the way for new exchanges in education, ideas | Photo Gallery
- posted Sep 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Chaclacayans are a generous people. Celebrating the moment last Monday, Aug. 26, when their big Peruvian town became an official sister city to Snoqualmie, the delegation from Chaclacayo handed out gifts. Snoqualmie gave a city flag and key to the city. Chaclacayo responded in kind, but the gifts kept coming— commemorative key rings, a tiny, tooled leather hat, a replica stone head from their indigenous culture, and a full-size flag of the city, which reads “Sun, Friendship and Peace.”
- posted Sep 3, 2013 at 1:16 PM
Snoqualmie Valley teachers may decide to strike on Wednesday, which is supposed to be the district's first day of school. The roughly 270 members of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association meet Tuesday afternoon, to make that decision. The teachers' current contract expired Aug. 31, and the union and district have been negotiating the terms of a new contract for several months. Although the school district reports several agreements have been reached, the negotiations have stalled over issues of class size and teacher compensation. Last week's negotiations included an all-day mediation session last Thursday, followed by more negotiations on Friday.
- posted Sep 3, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Valley students will go back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 4. But classes may be cut short by next week if a deal isn't reached soon. Cheers broke out inside the auditorium at Mount Si High School after 291 of 299 teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association voted Tuesday, Sept. 3, on a possible strike, the Snoqualmie Valley's first since 1983.
- posted Sep 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Officers with the Duvall police department are looking into an odd situation involving gunshots fired late Monday, Sept. 2, on West Rutherford Street. There appear to be no serious injuries resulting from an altercation that happened shortly before 11 p.m. According to Duvall Police Cmdr. Carey Hert, who spoke to the Record on Friday, an older Carnation man reported that he had been shot by a shotgun blast. Police found a small nick in his arm, while two teens, who were known to the man, possibly living with him, claimed that they had been struck by a car in an altercation. They were taken to the hospital, Hert said.
- posted Sep 6, 2013 at 4:56 PM
Mini-thief: A caller in North Bend reported that someone had broken into his apartment two days earlier. The victim said that around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, he left his home, and when he returned, it appeared that someone had entered through the partially-open kitchen window by removing the screen and crawling through the hole. The person stole a small amount of tobacco and candy.
- posted Sep 8, 2013 at 7:32 PM— updated Sep 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM
Hundreds of Snoqualmie Valley teachers walked into the Mount Si High School auditorium, blue ballots in hand, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, to vote on a proposed contract deal. The Snoqualmie Valley Education Association’s bargaining team announced just before 4 p.m. Sunday that it had reached a tentative contract agreement with the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The agreement is expected to avert a teachers strike that had been set to begin Monday if no settlement was in place.
- posted Sep 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Outside hitters Lindsay Carr and Anna McCreadie are bringing the power to the Mount Si volleyball court this fall. Carr, in particular, is set for a strong senior season. Committed to Division-1 Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on a scholarship, she has also committed to becoming one of the physically strongest players in the nation.
- posted Sep 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Drivers headed west on State Route 18 via Snoqualmie's I-90 interchange need to find a new route. All westbound lanes of State Route 18 from Interstate 90 to Issaquah-Hobart Road SE will be closed on Saturday, September 14, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for maintenance work, the city and DOT announced.
- posted Sep 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM
For the next nine holes, Jake Archambeau just wants to hit in the high 30s. After that, well, there’s league, and districts, and Archambeau will just have to see what happens from there. “If all goes well, maybe I can make it to state,” he says. Archambeau, like fellow senior and Mount Si High School golf leader Tanner Simpson, has spent a lot of time around the greens this summer—Jake was busy shining carts at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course, while Tanner worked at Mount Si Golf.
- posted Sep 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Like most things in Fall City, clean-up efforts on the river for the past two summers were volunteer-driven. No one was paid to pick up after the less-than-courteous floaters who left their garbage on the ground when they left town, nor to bag up and haul off the trash that did make it into the bins, or the recycling. People helped out, just because. “All of the trash collection is done by volunteers,” say Perry Wilkins and Kirk Harris, president and board member, respectively, of the Fall City Metropolitan Park District, which assumed the lead role in the program this year.
- posted Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM
A King County Sheriff’s deputy shot a 35-year-old Snoqualmie man after he tried to hit her with his van at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, near Snoqualmie. The man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. The deputy, a seven-year veteran, was uninjured. According to reports from the sheriff's office, the man is well known to sheriff’s deputies working near Snoqualmie.
- posted Sep 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Jason Green has never been an emcee before. Come Saturday, he’ll step away from his chiropractic booth to run the biggest party of his life, the inaugural Snoqualmie Valley Block Party at Snoqualmie Ridge. While every Center Boulevard business signed on for the party, Green and the six other organizers from Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City stress that this party reaches far beyond the confines of the Ridge Marketplace. They knew that for this new event to be successful, it had to include the whole Valley.
- posted Sep 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Students at Carnation Elementary School, Riverview Learning Center and Tolt Middle School will practice emergency evacuation on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The annual drill teaches students what to do and where to go in case the Tolt Dam above the city breaks. The drill will start at 9:30 a.m., when both schools will sound air horn alarms, then students will be instructed to walk to the dam evacuation route on Entwistle Street. This year’s exercise is a partial drill, so not all middle-school students will participate. Also, students will walk only to the base of the Tolt Highlands Road, instead of proceeding up the road all the way to the shelter. Buses will pick up the students at Tolt Highlands Road and take them back to school.