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‘We miss them, and will not forget them': Valley vets recalls sacrifice on Memorial Day

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:41PM

The crowd gathered at the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran’s Memorial Monday, May 26, in downtown Snoqualmie included aging volunteers, young Boy and Girl Scouts, two state representatives, former and current servicemen and women, and civilians moved by respect. The flag of the United States flapped at half-staff, as a group of young people stood at attention, each carrying a flag, while their elders waited nearby, some formed into a rifle-armed honor guard, others at the podium, awaiting the stroke of noon.

Mount Si Film students win big at Northwest High School Film Fest

  • May 27, 2014 at 6:49PM

Mount Si video students made an impressive showing at the 2014 Northwest High School Film Festival, winning more awards and honorable mentions than ever before, said video production teacher Joe Dockery. They won across a broad range of categories, too, from documentaries and educational films to public service announcements and art films. Many of the films will be shown this Thursday, May 29, in the Wildcat Film Festival at the North Bend Theater. The event starts at 4:30, with student films starting at 5 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. showing of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

One arrested in Meadowbrook Bridge fire

  • May 28, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 12:23PM

Snoqualmie Police arrested a North Bend man in his 30s on suspicion of arson Tuesday, as firefighters from Snoqualmie and Eastside Fire & Rescue fought a large fire on the Meadowbrook Bridge in Snoqualmie.

MacNichols departs Snoqualmie government after 10 years; City weighs utility rate increase, new parks head

  • Jun 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jun 4, 2014 at 11:26AM

After exactly 10 and a half years on the Snoqualmie City Council, councilman Jeff MacNichols, the longest-serving council member, has left city government. MacNichols, who works as an attorney, is moving his family to Redmond; his last day was May 31. "It is with a very heavy heart," he told the council last Monday, May 26, "but I ask that you accept the resignation."

All road lead to state: Valley high school teams wrap up competition at the top level | Photos

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 11:10AM

Valley high school sports teams took their game to the state level this spring. While a top title wasn’t in the cards, local athletes did represent well. Competing in the state track and field tournament at the Tri-Cities, Mount Si’s girls squad finished tied for 13th, while the boys finished good for a tie for 25th.

Transient camp found in North Bend; Who signed for these packages?

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 1:14PM

No one home: On Saturday, May 24, a Snoqualmie Police officer investigated complaints of transients in a wooded lot in the 13000 block of 432nd Avenue Southeast, North Bend, specifically two men and a woman, associated with a blue Ford Focus. The officer located an empty transient camp, and left a note for the campers to leave the area.

Get ready for Fall City Days Fun Run

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:41PM

The 25th annual Fall City Days Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 14. The event includes a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and a one-kilometer Kids Run. The 10k and 5K courses are USATF certified and sanctioned. The courses are flat and very fast through beautiful country settings. Register or learn more at http://fallcity.org/run.html. The starting line is in front of Farmhouse Market located at 33521 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd., near Olive Taylor Quigley Park, in downtown Fall City.

Two calls for climber rescues at Olallie, Little Si

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

Two men were injured on climbs early Sunday, June 8, calling on King County Search and Rescue for assistance. The first call, at 11:35 a.m. from Olallie State Park, was cancelled within 40 minutes, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates, who had no further information on the incident.

Mind your manners: New Snoqualmie schools civility policy lays out rules for staff, student behavior

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

No single group or incident provided the push for the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new civility policy, say school district staff. Instead, the policy, formally adopted by the school board at its May 29 meeting, grew from discussions that began more than six months ago, after contentious contract negotiations with the district’s teacher union were completed just hours before a teacher’s strike would have begun. “This policy was developed in collaboration with Lisa Radmer, who is the president of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association,” Superintendent Joel Aune told the school board before the first reading of the policy, May 15.

Wood River, River Ridge residents to battle Scotch Broom this Saturday

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:21AM

Neighbors of the Wood River and River Ridge communities in North Bend are done putting up with the noxious, invasive Scotch broom plant. They're gathering for a Scotch broom pull day this Saturday, June 14, removing it from the Tanner and Middle Fork areas. Neighbors and residents are welcome to join and help.

Joy ride in a golf cart, pushy peddler | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:38PM

Joyride: On Tuesday, June 3, police responded to the 9000 block of Boalch Avenue Southeast, North Bend, for a golf cart theft. An employee said two dirty-looking men with black backpacks got into a cart parked with the keys inside near the pro shop, and drove off. The employee recovered the cart, abandoned nearby, but not the keys.

Going wild at Fall City Days | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 2:59PM

Clouds couldn’t shut down the smiles Saturday, June 14, at Fall City Days. The volunteer-run street fair, parade, live entertainment, fun run, and all-town party drew a crowd, like always. The theme this year was “Still Wild,” and wildness did reign at the annual Watermelon Eating Contest. Youths and adults were fed by the local Young Life hosts, with the fruit from Farmhouse Market. As always, the hungriest diners won.

Find the courage: Two Rivers School’s Class of 2014 overcomes challenges to complete its academic journey | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

A young mother with a 1-year-old baby, Sarah Webb didn’t have a driver’s license. But she did have a bike. So, every morning last summer, she loaded her little son, Elliott, into a trailer, then hopped on her bike for the two-mile ride to Two Rivers School. “It took some getting used to,” Webb said of the commute. “But I needed to get to school.” Webb, like many of her classmates in the Two Rivers School Class of 2014, had to face a challenge to get to this moment.

Snoqualmie police still working on Jay Berry’s late night assault

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:41PM

The investigation of a stabbing and sexual assault on a North Bend woman earlier this year is ongoing, Snoqualmie Police say. “Investigators are still actively working on leads related to the incident at Jay Berry’s,” said Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist. Police would not offer additional details, to avoid any risk to the investigation of the case.

Underage drinking in the woods; Vehicle prowlers at Ridge park | Snoqualmie Valley Police Blotter

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:18PM

Party in the woods? On Sunday, June 8, at 1:36 a.m., a caller in Snoqualmie complained about hearing teenagers in the woods behind his house. Police checked a nearby trail on foot and did not find any teens, but also contacted a man sleeping in a vehicle, apparently while his son hosted a party in the home. The man set his dog to watch for police, according to the report, since the son and his underage friends were drinking alcohol.

Pondering the pros: Mount Si High alumnus Tim Proudfoot weighs Oakland A’s baseball offer

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:34PM

Tim Proudfoot seems different from his high school days. He wears his hair longer, and has put 30 pounds of muscle on his frame. He plays the game of baseball a little differently now. “I think I’m a lot more patient at the plate,” he said, talking to the Record by phone from Lubbock, Texas.

The last bell rings | Photos from the last day of school at North Bend's Opstad Elementary, Fall City's Chief Kanim Middle School

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 1:24PM

The party bus drew some curious onlookers as the Chief Kanim Middle School parking lot filled on the last day of school June 18, but it was the yellow school buses that got all the attention when the parking lot emptied out again. Blasting their horns as staff members waved, the buses filed out of the lot, sending more than 700 students off for the summer. A few minutes later, the black party bus had a more subdued departure, but only because you couldn’t see through the tinted windows.

Police have to shoot garbage bear with bean bags to get it to go | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 11:41AM

Garbage bear: On Wednesday, June 18, Snoqualmie police attempted to scare off a bear eating garbage in the area of Southeast Carmichael Street and Silent Creek Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie. The bear was not frightened by shouting or other scare tactics, so police shot it twice with non-lethal ammunition to scare it away.

Wild animal brings down goat in Snoqualmie; Window slicer steals medication | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 4:14PM

Wildlife attack: On Sunday afternoon, June 22, a caller in the 1000 block of 394th Place Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported that two of his neighbor’s goats had been killed by a wild animal overnight. The caller suspected it was a coyote in the area, and wanted police to know about it. Police asked him to contact the fish and wildlife department.

19-year-old man dies in industrial accident at Duvall

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:54PM

Duvall Police are notifying residents about a death that happened Monday morning, July 7. At about 9 a.m, Duvall Police and Fire Departments responded to a report that a 19-year-old man had died in accident involving a fall into a piece of industrial machinery, while working at a city residence.

People-watching at Carnation's rip-roaring Fourth of July party | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 5:48PM

Elga Gunstone, 95, comes to the Carnation Fourth of the July for the people. “I stay until they’re all gone,” said this longtime Fourth fan, who hasn’t missed a parade in at least a decade. Gunstone took in the show from right next to the parade stage, watching as floats, cars, youth groups and businesses strutted and rolled past for more than an hour Friday.

Fog may have caused fatal Fall City plane crash

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 4:24PM

A 70-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning when his small plane crashed at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course at 8:15 a.m. He was alone in the 1958 Cessna 182, which took off from the nearby Fall City Airport in a heavy fog just minutes earlier, and was the only victim of the crash. The dense fog that may have contributed to the accident dissipated within an hour, revealing a violent crash that tore the wings from the plane, flipped it upside down and, according to the golf course supervisor who saw the crash, threw the pilot nearly 50 feet from the fuselage. Visiting the site in the early afternoon, Larry LaFevre, president of Fall City Airport Association where the victim rented space, was saddened and confused.

North Bend's huge explosion ruled accidental, clean-up can begin

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:22PM

Natural gas was a factor in an April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way, but it was an accident, according to a report coming from the King County Fire Investigation Unit. “We are comfortable it was an accidental event,” said Craig Muller, who completed his report last week. A release of natural gas in the Pizza Place building, undergoing renovation for a new business that was reportedly days away from opening, contributed to the blast. “It appeared that a couple of valves had been inadvertently left open,” Muller said.

Fourth of July streaker raises eyebrows in North Bend | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:11PM

At 9:13 p.m. last Friday, July 4, a caller in the 400 block of East Third Street in North Bend reported that a blonde woman in her 50s had undressed at the school playground, and was running down Third Street wearing only her underwear. She was also spotted behind the QFC, then eastbound on North Bend Way, then running up Orchard Street toward the Si View Community Park.

Veterans outdoor film project comes to North Bend Theatre

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:24PM

North Bend Theatre hosts the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Veteran Adventure Film Festival, 6 p.m. this Wednesday, July 16. Guest speaker Ben Patton hosts, as veterans show the films they made in the great outdoors. The festival is open to the public, with prizes and free admission.

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