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- Oct 15, 2013 at 3:58PM
The sponsors of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter for the homeless are hosting two public meetings to answer questions and discuss the upcoming season. Meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, both at the North Bend Community Church, 146 E. Third St., North Bend.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:36PM
Jimmy Jacobson shook off a bad start last Wednesday, Oct. 2, and evened things out to stay in the top five. One of Mount Si’s more consistent golfers this fall, Jacobson jumped from the middle of the pack to hit a peak in recent weeks.
Snoqualmie School District candidates Marci Busby and David Spring sound off on campus change, class sizes
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:40PM
Two candidates, incumbent Marci Busby and challenger David Spring, are vying for votes in the upcoming general election. The two were the top vote-getters in an August primary on the District 4 seat on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, and are now in the final run for the four-year term which starts Jan. 1, 2014. A third candidate, Tavish MacLean, is running unopposed in District 1.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:38PM
The Fall City Historical Society’s annual community meeting always includes a special presentation. This year, the meeting is capped with a look at “Pioneer Quilts and the Oregon Trail,” presented by art historian Susan Olds, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Fall City Masonic Hall. The event includes refreshments and a display of Fall City quilts. All are welcome. The day includes a brief membership meeting and a vote on board candidates for the coming year. Then, Olds begins her look at fabric history.
North Bend business owner tries to catch employee thief on camera | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:49PM
On October 10, a business owner in the 200 block of Main Avenue South in North Bend contacted police about employee theft at the business. The owner said the till had been short at night, so they installed a video system to identify the employee who was taking the money.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:50PM
The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie hosts all comers and candidates for office in the Valley, at a forum, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus commons, formerly Snoqualmie Middle School, 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:28PM
It was a short, but awesome field trip. Snoqualmie Elementary students dressed for the weather, and for mud, worms, plants, tools, and more mud. They squelched through, dug up, and pretended to get stuck in mud up to their ankles, and teachers encouraged the nearly 400 kids who participated to rub the mud between their fingers, to get an idea of the texture they needed for planting.
- Oct 22, 2013 at 1:31PM
The King County Medical Examiner's Office is listing the cause of death for a 54-year-old North Bend man whose body was recovered off the Sweyolocken boat launch in the Mercer Slough on Oct. 10 as an accidental freshwater drowning after he inadvertently drove his pickup truck into the water.
Right place at the right time: Mount Si soccer team keeps ball in motion for strong win | Photo gallery
- Oct 23, 2013 at 12:57PM
Michaela “KK” Wallace is a distributor—she’s all about sharing the ball. So she was understandably pleased with how the Mount Si varsity soccer team put away Sammamish, in last Tuesday’s road game. It wasn’t star power that led to the 6-0 win. Rather, six different Wildcats, fed by five teammates, made the net last Tuesday in a physical, rough-and-tumble match. “I love seeing a game where we have six people scoring,” said Wallace.
- Oct 23, 2013 at 3:12PM
Austin Jenckes will present a surprise "SummerStage Encore" concert starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Riverview School District office, 15510 First Ave. N.E., Duvall. Jenckes, who is competing on NBC's "The Voice" this season, is a singer-songwriter and frequent performer at Duvall's summer concert series. He will perform a free concert on his last night in town.
- Oct 24, 2013 at 4:20PM
Snoqualmie City Council voted 4-3 on Monday, Oct. 14, against a merger of the city’s public works and parks departments. Council members Maria Henriksen, Bob Jeans, Charles Peterson and Jeff MacNichols voted against agenda bill 213, with members Bryan Holloway, Kingston Wall and Kathi Prewitt for the merger.
- Oct 25, 2013 at 4:19PM
On October 17, a caller at a business in the 700 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard contacted North Bend police to surrender. The subject was wanted on a felony warrant for having escaped community custody.
Commissioner vs. commissioner: Q&A with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District opponents Kevin Hauglie, Gene Pollard
- Oct 29, 2013 at 3:33PM
In an unusual race this autumn, two sitting commissioners for the King County Public Hospital District No. 4—which runs Snoqualmie Valley Hospital—are facing each other at the polls. Kevin Hauglie of Fall City is up for re-election in position 4. He is being challenged by Gene Pollard, a county resident, who was elected to position 3 in 2011. Pollard is running to unseat Hauglie, and says he will resign his position 3 seat if he wins.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 12:48PM
In trying to address the issues surrounding its homeless/transient population, North Bend is turning to its citizens. The city has created an 18-question survey on community concerns and priorities, and encourages residents to complete the survey, either online, or on a paper copy, available at City Hall. The North Bend Council’s Public Safety Committee requested the survey, City Administrator Londi Lindell said, in response to citizens’ concerns about a seemingly growing number of homeless people and problems.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:17PM
On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.
Hometown hero: Valley’s own ‘Voice’ Austin Jenckes visits his roots at surprise concert | Photo Gallery
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:48PM
Hunched over his guitar and grinning, red-faced, Austin Jenckes kicks out one, sometimes both of his booted feet as he plays. He’s more humble hometown boy than the rock star a capacity crowd has gathered to celebrate, and he’s the first to admit it. “I really appreciate all of you being here tonight,” Jenckes told a crowd of 950-plus at the Riverview School District offices in Duvall Oct. 24 for his surprise concert. “All of this is actually kind of freaking me out!”
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34PM
This year, Mount Si's offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After "you've done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there's a need to give back," Mudd said. "That's what I'm doing. I give them some of my knowledge."
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:06PM
Caught on camera: On October 19, a resident made an online report of a prowler in the 13400 block of 456th Place Southeast. The resident had video on his home security system of a man walking up the home’s side path and into the backyard, then running away when the motion-activated light came on.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:11PM
You don’t just hop in a hovercraft and zoom away. “It takes a lot of training to be able to operate it,” explains firefighter Brett Krache, as he shows me the Fall City Fire District’s big fan-powered rescue craft. In some situations, like floods, it’s too dangerous to ply the Snoqualmie River with an outboard motor. So the department trains at ballfields and the river with the hovercraft. And that takes time.
- Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27PM
The duo of Anna McCreadie and Lindsay Carr keep feeding off each other’s strengths. Last week, the junior-senior squad of outside hitter/setters led Mount Si to claim the league championship during tournament play at Juanita. Mount Si beat Mercer Island in the championship match, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Juanita. The Wildcats won in five sets, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, with the whole team putting in work.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 11:41AM
The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, early returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.
It’s a timber sports world: Snoqualmie’s David Moses finds surprising celebrity as part of lumberjack Team USA | Photo Gallery
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:50PM
It will always be one of the proudest moments of David Moses’ life. Half a world away from home, the Snoqualmie man got to carry the flag of the United States of America into the world championships of timber sports on Friday, Oct. 25. “That was awesome,” said Moses, who bore the banner in front a cheering crowd during the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There to chop and saw as part of the relay team, he was selected after placing third at nationals.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:28PM
Helping himself: On Monday, Oct. 28, an King County Sheriff's officer patrolling at Southeast North Bend Way and 436th Avenue Southeast saw a subject going through a box of clothing that was left outside a non-profit’s clothing recycling facility. The officer contacted the man, who tried to explain that it was appropriate for him to go through the box, and cited him for larceny.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:54PM
The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, first-week returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.
Mount Si girls learn and react to gut out match six win at Sea-King tourney | Road to state ends in Seattle | Photo Gallery
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:20PM
For the Mount Si girls volleyball team, the road to state ended last Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Wildcats fell in three matches to Seattle Prep, Holy Names and Bishop Blanchet. State was on the line. Two nights earlier, Mount Si learned, reacted and gutted out a hard-fought win in match six of the Sea-King volleyball tournament. The Mount Si girls used strong defense to a tough Bishop Blanchet team and used tactical kills to win in five on Thursday, Nov. 7. “It was pulling together as a team, doing our jobs, and doing it well,” that led to success Thursday, said senior Haley Holmberg.