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Snoqualmie tax will roll over for roads fix; Council seeks funding for aging infrastructure

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:27PM

Snoqualmie’s City Council has found a funding source for needed road improvements. Now they just need to pay off city hall. The council voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance repealing the scheduled sunset of a 3 percent utility tax that is now paying for the 2009 construction of city hall.

South Pole adventurers Chris and Marty Fagan honored as Festival at Mount Si grand marshals

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:28PM

This past winter, Chris and Marty Fagan of North Bend made a life-changing journey to the South Pole. They’re getting a hometown hurrah this summer, named grand marshals of the Festival at Mount Si Parade.

Fir Street closes Aug. 18 for Snoqualmie infrastructure project

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

The city of Snoqualmie will close Southeast Fir Street, between Railroad Ave Southeast and Maple Ave Southeast, starting at 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18. The street will be closed round-the-clock while crews dig a joint utility trench and install sanitary sewer and water mains, storm drainage, and steel casings under the railroad tracks.

Chief for a day: Snoqualmie Police honor boy, 6, battling illness

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:21AM

Six-year-old Nikos Cox, who lives with severe hemophilia, will be police chief for one very special day. Snoqualmie Police are taking part in “Chief For a Day,” an event that celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening chronic illness.

Is he with you? Man chats up Valley restaurant customers, checks out the kitchen before police toss him out

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 2:10PM

On Saturday, Aug. 2, police were called to the 4700 block of Tolt Avenue, for a complaint of a man causing a disturbance. The man entered a restaurant and walked around, talking with patrons who did not know him. He then walked into the kitchen. An officer removed him from the restaurant.

Greenway starts Indiegogo fundraiser for river bathrooms

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 2:43PM

Every summer, more than 26,000 people visit the Snoqualmie River to enjoy its beauty, bathe in its coolness, and float its currents. Yet, there is not a permanent toilet for visitors on the river. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has started a fundraising campaign, Pony up for a Potty on the Indiegogowebsite, to install a permanent vault toilet at two of the Valley's popular river access points.

Learning from the greats: Chip Beck grows the next generation of golf at Boeing Classic's Emirates Youth Clinic | Photo Gallery

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:15PM

Budding Snoqualmie golfer Kasey Maralack is only 10 years old, and she is already finding success in the game. Last Tuesday, Aug. 19, she got a big lesson in thinking positive from one of the greats of the game. Maralack hit the green with golf pro Chip Beck for some pro tips at the Emirates Youth Clinic, one of several family-oriented activities that took place last week as part of the 10th annual Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Classes begin next week for Valley students

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:39PM

Classes start throughout the Riverview School District on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and in the Snoqualmie Valley School District on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Orientation began last week at many Valley schools, and is still going in the Upper Valley. At Chief Kanim Middle School, seventh graders are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 27 and eighth graders are on for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. A barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Valley school districts, feds in dispute over progress standards

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:44PM

Six Valley schools are in a dubious spotlight this month, and in response, area superintendents are working to turn that light back onto what they say is the source of the problem. The schools, Twin Falls Middle School and Opstad and North Bend Elementary Schools in the Snoqualmie Valley District, Tolt Middle School, and Cherry Valley and Carnation Elementary in Riverview, are being penalized for student test scores that did not meet federal adequate yearly progress, or AYP, standards. Each of the schools receives federal Title I funding, which will come with more restrictions on it this year, including reserving 20 percent strictly for transportation costs for students who choose a different school this year, and setting aside funds for staff professional development.

North Bend sewer at the ‘pinch point’ | City declares emergency, OKs fix

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 3:44PM

North Bend processes about 1 million gallons of sewage in its 60 year-old wastewater treatment plant every day, a little less during the dry season. On paper, the city could handle more than double that, but in reality, the plant’s intake has been limited to the million mark for the past six months to a year.

Road rage over parking spot ruins family's Falls visit | Snoqualmie Police Blotter

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:40PM

On Sunday, Aug. 17, a caller contacted police about an aggressive driver who wanted her parking spot, in the upper lot of the Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie. The caller said the man had parked right behind her after she’d pulled into the coveted spot, then got out and sat on the back of her vehicle. Next, he circled the lot and dropped off his kids, according to the victim, then parked and returned to her car, to take pictures and be confrontational.

Snoqualmie tries new trash times to discourage hungry bears

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 12:03PM

Snoqualmie’s city council introduced an ordinance tweaking the rules governing garbage containers and bears. In Snoqualmie, garbage containers must be stored unless they are bear-resistant. The new law changes the times that garbage cans can be rolled out for pickup and when they must be brought back inside.

Snoqualmie sets aside $700K to make river boardwalk a reality

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 3:41PM

A riverside boardwalk in downtown Snoqualmie has been a dream for nearly a decade. That dream took a step closer to reality Monday, Aug. 24, when Snoqualmie City Council set aside more than half a million dollars as match funding for a potential grant.

Hooray for Hansen! Park named for former Snoqualmie mayor gets grand opening | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 2:30PM

Colleagues of Jeanne Hansen say she was a master of transformations. The late Hansen, mayor of Snoqualmie from 1987 to 1997, shepherded the development of Snoqualmie Ridge. She died Jan. 3, 2001, and never got to see the changes she wrought.

Core pioneers: Mount Si girls soccer looks to make 4A impact

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 11:00AM

Most of the core is back for the Mount Si girls soccer team. Now, this group faces the challenge of a new league with bigger schools as competition. “We’re playing tougher teams,” said senior forward and co-captain Karli White. “We want to get a good record and start off strong.”

Boxley’s North Bend Jazz Walk keeps getting bigger, more ‘awesome’

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 11:18AM

It’s going to be busy in North Bend Saturday evening, when the Boxley Music Fund’s Jazz Walk returns for its third year. It’s also, according to organizers, going to be awesome. “We counted 86 musicians, and at least 15 venues,” says Greg Williamson, owner of Pony Boy Records, and booker of music for the event. Officially, the website, www.northbendjazzwalk.com, lists 18 venues in all, and 21 acts, to fill them.

First day of school at North Bend Elementary | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 11:54AM

"This is the best day of the year!" announced North Bend Elementary School principal Jim Frazier on a cloudy morning, Sept. 3. He had a big coffee mug and an even bigger smile for student and parents as they came to the front door.

Taking new ground: Mount Si football, QB JoJo Hillel, ready for new league

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 11:15AM

One year ago, junior safety Jojo Hillel had the best seat in the house to learn the art of quarterbacking. Now, the transition is natural, and the tall, 180-pound senior will be at the center of action under Mount Si’s Friday night lights.

Bear flees after Snoqualmie police fire beanbags; Man busted for blasting street lights with a pellet gun

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 5:16PM

Bear blast: At 1:21 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, police were called to the 8200 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, for a bear report. Police located the bear in an alley between Falls and Park Avenue, and shot bean bags at it. The bear ran. It had a tracking collar, so police notified the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

More students in Valley schools: Fall counts show pupil population rising in unexpected ways

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:32PM

Student enrollment is up, but not in the ways that Snoqualmie Valley School District staff were expecting this school year. Comparing start-of-year enrollment numbers with the 2013-14 official count taken in October, staff reported that the number of student full-time equivalents, or FTEs, has increased, and most significantly at the high school.

Back to the beach: Mount Si XC runners make impressive strides in season preview | Photos

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:30PM

Hannah Waskom left all challengers behind, somewhere around the last mile of the wooded, sunny Lake Sammamish cross country course. The next person to cross the finish line was Lyndsey Sydnor, the fellow Mount Si High School runner who's been training with Waskom, current girls running record holder, all summer.

Jazzy business: Third annual Jazz Walk wails in North Bend, for a good cause | Photos

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:21PM

Jazz ruled Saturday night in North Bend, during the third annual Jazz Walk, hosted by and for the Boxley's Music Fund. Eighteen venues played host to an evening celebrating jazz.

Do the Iron Horse! Photos from North Bend's Adventure Sport Fest

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:53AM

Running and cycling were just the start of the activities offered at North Bend’s Adventure Sport Festival Saturday, Sept. 6. While teams and individual athletes paddled Lake Kecheelus, cycled down and through North Bend, ran the trail and came together for a final sprint to the finish, other athletes pursued their own sports.

Snoqualmie Valley Block Party returns to Ridge this Saturday

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Sep 19, 2014 at 9:36AM

The second Snoqualmie Valley Block Party is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on Snoqualmie Ridge. The day includes activities for adults and children are planned at Community Park on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Phone scammer strikes in North Bend | Mole bombs, tomato tossing | Snoqualmie Valley Police Beat

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:57AM

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, a caller in the 1300 block of 456th Place Southeast, North Bend, told police she’d received a phone call from someone from the U.S. Treasury, who said she was in trouble and agents were on their way to arrest her, unless she gave them money. Police were already familiar with this phone scam. The calls came from an 808 number.

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