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North Bend dog dials 911 after stepping on the phone | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 1:26PM

Doggie dialer: At 3:02 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, police received a 911 call from the 1000 block of Southeast Symmons Place, North Bend, but no one was on the line. Police eventually spoke to a resident, who said her dog must have dialed 911 when he stepped on the phone.

Election update: Voters choose extra North Bend officer, reject Carnation police measure by 30 voes

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 5:39PM

Results from the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election showed North Bend residents in favor of extra police and local parks, while in Carnation, a package for more police protection was failing by a narrow margin. A sales tax increase in North Bend was voted in, by an overwhelming majority of 1,188 yes votes, 64 percent, to 670 no votes, 36 percent. The 0.1 percent addition raises the city’s sales tax to 8.9 percent and is projected to raise city revenues by about $200,000.

Hospital to take its own path: District 4, Overlake back out of affiliation talks

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 5:41PM

King County Hospital District 4 and Overlake Hospital have backed off from a deal to sell Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and its clinics to the Bellevue company. Negotiations were made public this summer and discussed in private sessions this fall, as well as at a public hearing on Oct. 2. The deadline for a decision on affiliation had been pushed to March, but last Thursday, the district announced that the hospital will stay independent.

A day of respect: Snoqualmie Elementary pupils thrilled to honor veterans | Photo Gallery

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:50AM

Students at Snoqualmie Elementary School held their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, Friday, Nov. 7, welcoming family members, servicemen and women, for a special ceremony with readings, songs and poems.

Out on a high note: Wildcats end 2014 football season with Lynnwood blowout

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 10:13AM

It was a big, emotional night to close out the football season for Mount Si last Friday, Nov. 7. The Wildcats dominated Lynnwood, piling up seven touchdowns, imposing the mercy clock and giving the second string some experience. The Wildcats won, 47-13, with touchdowns by Cory Cotto, JoJo Hillel, Sean Hyland, Parker Dumas, and three by Colton Swain. Kicker Jake Ethington contributed five extra points.

Support school counseling at Tuesday's North Bend Friends of Youth Breakfast

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 1:00PM

Friends of Youth will hold its second annual Youth and Family Services Fundraising Breakfast to increase counseling support for youth in Snoqualmie Valley School District schools. The North Bend breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Meadowbrook Farm interpretive center. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

Horsepowered: Artistic fundraiser helps Lower Valley rescue ranch’s big holiday plans | Photos

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 12:13PM

Painted ponies that are popping up in Carnation and soon, Duvall, are raising funds for a local horse rescue farm. Beth Marcey, a volunteer at Seven’s Haven Horse Rescue, and family members created 60 pony figures, mounted on sticks, that can be seen at local homes and businesses including Ixtapa, ACE Hardware, Starbucks, Blake’s Pizza, IGA and Sno Valley Auto Rebuild.

Snoqualmie River hitting flood stage today, Floodzilla warns

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:12AM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Valley-based Floodzilla are tracking river gauges, and predict that the Snoqualmie River will hit a low-level flood stage today.

North Bend Council takes no property tax hike for 2015

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:40PM

Expressing their appreciation for area voters’ support of recent tax initiatives, the North Bend City Council decided against a property tax increase Nov. 18. The unanimous vote approved a $1.47 million property tax levy, which includes about $62,000 in new construction and $42,000 of levies for past-year refunds.

North Bend to celebrate its holiday festival Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:15PM

The city of North Bend’s annual holiday festival and tree lighting will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, downtown. The holiday activities start at 10 a.m. with the Si View Holiday Bazaar.

Shoplifter hits Carnation clinic; Warrants, fires and accidents | Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire Calls

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:12PM

Carnation shoplift: At 3:17 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, a business in the 4500 block of Tolt Avenue reported a theft. An unknown subject walked into the clinic from the street and stole items worth more than $250.

North Bend's winter homeless shelter opens tonight at Mount Si Lutheran

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:30PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter, operated by Valley Renewal Center, will open for those without shelter on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and will be open daily through the winter.

Behind the scenes at North Bend Grange's Project Linus

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:05PM

North Bend’s Sallal Grange hosted a special Project Linus Event on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The Sno-Valley Moms Meetup Group, a local mom’s group, wanted to do something for Project Linus, and boy, did they. Four women, Rebecca Nowak, Mary Keiser, Melissa Lazorik, and Misty Tycci, came out in the bitter cold and wind and made 44 blankets with material donated by their group. They were particularly helpful, say Grange members, because they made large blankets, such as would be given to a teenager. Most items donated to Project Linus are small baby-sized blankets. These, however, were generously sized, and the material was beautiful, said Grange member Leah Aichele.

Final election results show big support for North Bend cops, Si View | Carnation police prop fails by just 27 votes

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:49PM

King County Elections officials certified the results of the Nov. 4 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Final results followed early trends in the voting, with successful propositions in North Bend and for the Si View Metropolitan Park District, and a rejected tax increase in Carnation. The final tally for North Bend’s 0.1 percent sales tax increase for police and fire services was 64 percent (1,282 votes) in favor of the increase, to 36 percent (732 votes) opposed. Voter turnout was nearly 53 percent.

Snoqualmie merchants, Salish Lodge holding celebrations

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:48PM

Travel Snoqualmie back roads on Saturday, Dec. 6, for a festive family day trip. A free holiday shuttle between Salish Lodge & Spa and downtown Snoqualmie offers an opportunity to enjoy a variety of holiday-related activities throughout the region. Drive to Salish Lodge for special events that include the Lodge’s fourth annual fourth annual tree lighting ceremony, 4:30 p.m., and holiday afternoon tea, 2 to 4 p.m.

Haunting the great detective: Scrooge meets Sherlock Holmes in Valley Center Stage’s holiday play

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:54PM

Memorizing his lines on a smart phone, ‘Professor Moriarty’ is looking worse for wear. The brilliant, evil counterpart to Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty’s clothes are torn to tatters—shredded in a plunge off Switzerland’s Reichenbach Falls. In point of fact, he’s a ghost. Moriarty, played by Rich Wiltshire, and other spirits, portrayed by local actors, haunt fiction’s great detective, Dickens style, in Valley Center Stage’s holiday production, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.” The show opens Thursday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 20.

Dude, who poured syrup on my car? Party crasher, knife thrower, gas siphoner: This week's Snoqualmie Valley police calls

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:52PM

Sticky handle: On Wednesday, Nov. 19, a caller in the 7900 block of Center Boulevard Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a malicious mischief incident. In the previous 45 minutes, someone had poured syrup on the caller’s car door handle, where it was parked on Center Boulevard.

Duvall cop shooter suspect to be evaluated for competency

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:18PM

The man who reportedly shot a Duvall Police officer Sept. 15, fired on a King County Deputy’s vehicle, and led police on a high speed chase up the Valley and into a three-hour standoff, could face two assault charges, if he’s found competent. Joshua Stephen Kramer, 47, of Woodinville, has been ordered committed by the court, to determine his competency to stand trial.

Kicking off Santa’s season in the Snoqualmie Valley | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 1:24PM

Children waited semi-patiently, then thrilled when Santa arrived aboard the fire truck Saturday evening, Dec. 6, during North Bend’s Downtown holiday festival. The Christmas tree celebration included carolers and singalongs, dancers, crafts, warm bonfires and photos with the jolly old elf himself.

Finding their footing: Mount Si gymnasts coming into their own for first home 4A meet | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 22, 2014 at 11:31AM

After a rocky start on beam and vault, Jen Rogers upped her game on the beam and just plain rocked it on the floor in the Wildcats’ first home meet of the gymnastics season. Like other gymnasts, Rogers is starting to find her footing in 4A. Mount Si gymnasts competed against Redmond last Thursday, Dec. 11, in a three-way double dual with Interlake and Newport. The Wildcats had the second-highest team score of the match, 159.25 to Newport’s 165.65.

Finding the hustle: Cedarcrest girls team steps it up to get needed Hazen win

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 2:56PM

The Red Wolves girls needed a win, and they got one, delivering with strong defensive play and a rain of three-point buckets by senior Megan Ditore. Cedarcrest hosted Hazen on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20. The girls won 57-23, to get their second win of the season. Ditore led the Red Wolves with 21 points, all three-pointers. Freshman point guard Haley Hill and the two Townley sisters, senior Luann and freshman Elaine, each had eight points.

Single-lane traffic on Railroad continues into next week

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 4:35PM

Infrastructure work on Snoqualmie's Railroad Avenue has caused single-lane closures of the roadway this week, and drivers can expect the delays tomorrow and Monday, possibly longer.

Street work to affect night traffic on Railroad Ave.

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 5:29PM

Next week, starting Monday, Jan. 26, and continuing through Wednesday, Jan. 28, Snoqualmie's Railroad Avenue will be closed intermittently at night, while utilities work on the road continues.

State Patrol seeking information in highway robbery Jan. 24

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 30, 2015 at 10:17AM

Four people were robbed at knifepoint and assaulted early Saturday, Jan. 24, on S.R. 18 near Snoqualmie. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident and asking the public for more information about the incident.

Fir Street to close for three weeks

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 12:19PM

Starting Monday, Feb. 9, down Snoqualmie's Southeast Fir Street, between Railroad Avenue Southeast and Maple Avenue Southeast, will be closed for intsallation of underground utilities. The street will remain closed, around the clock, through Friday, Feb. 27.

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