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Child rape charges filed against Fall City man, Maple Valley woman

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 12:41PM

King County prosecutors have filed charges against a Fall City man and a Maple Valley woman for raping and molesting a young child over a nearly two-year period. Prosecutors filed charges Monday, Sept. 8, against Richard Stuart Trombley, 27, of Fall City, and Makayla Elaine Everson, 26, for rape of a child in the first degree and child molestation in the first degree.

September strides: Mount Si swim team makes progress as fall weather arrives | Photos

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 5:04PM

The Mount Si girls swim team hosted a big Bellevue team last Thursday, Sept. 18, trailing the visitors on points. But the aquatic Wildcats continued to build their skills and some shaved time off their records despite the chilly September weather. “It’s a lot better than last year,” said senior Emma Gieseke, who had her best time of the season Thursday in the 100 backstroke, cutting 13 and a half seconds off her prior week’s time, good for fourth.

Finally, a new school secretary contract: Union, District 410 ink deal a year after old one expires

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 5:05PM

They started another school year without a valid employment contract, but the Snoqualmie Valley School District secretaries soon got one, with a unanimous vote. All 38 members of the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association, or SVASA, voted Wednesday, Sept. 10, to accept a four-year contract with the district, union president Karen Seiser reported at the Sept. 11 school board meeting.

Who will run city parks? Snoqualmie should seek manager for recreation, put parks under public works, says consultant

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:13PM

What Snoqualmie really needs is a recreation manager—that’s the recommendation of Ralph Dannenberg, the consultant the city hired to examine efficiencies and leadership of its parks and recreation arm. Snoqualmie has been without a standalone parks and recreation head since Gwen Voelpel resigned in 2011; Dan Marcinko’s Public Works Director role expanded to become Interim Parks and Public Works Director.

Here comes the rain: Mount Si volleyball is undefeated | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:55PM

When Anna McCreadie goes up, volleyballs come down, hard, and often don’t come back up. The Santa Clara-signed senior has been raining hits for the Mount Si volleyball team, and the scores show that the outside hitter has come into her own this fall. Led by McCreadie, Mount Si volleyball is currently undefeated, beating all comers. The latest was Issaquah on Thursday, Sept. 25, Mount Si won in four sets, 25-23, 25-17, 16-25, 25-14.

Hiker, two dogs missing near Snoqualmie Pass

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:25PM

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a hiker who has not been heard from since the morning of Monday, Oct. 6. The hiker is a 21-year-old Seattle woman who was hiking with her two black and white dogs in the Mason Lake or Ira Springs trail area near Snoqualmie Pass.

Vehicle prowler makes off with shotgun | Car wasn't stolen, just forgotten at the grocery store | Police Blotter

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 3:33PM

Forgot something: On September 27, a caller in the 400 block of East North Bend Way, North Bend, said her vehicle had been stolen. She said it was paid off, and she was positive about where she’d left it. An officer met her at her home, and determined that she had left the vehicle at a grocery store.

Valley cops find man with no pants, bushwhacking for lost wallet

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 1:54PM

Bushwhacking: On Wednesday, Oct. 8, a caller reported to Snoqualmie Police that a man and woman were thrashing through some brush in the area of Pickett Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street in North Bend, and that at one point, the man was not wearing any pants. The man left to put pants on and the woman continued to hack at the brush with a machete. Police contacted the couple and found out they were searching the bushes for his lost wallet.

Bigger and better: Mount Si football's running game, line pushes to claim rainy homecoming win

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:36PM

It was Wildcat weather. The rain rolled in from the south, cascading off the roof of Mount Si stadium and onto the visiting Issaquah Eagles and the homecoming-celebrating Wildcats. Mount Si beat Issaquah in a well-contested 20-14 game, and an important one for the Wildcats' playoff hopes. Wildcat sophomore running back Cory Cotto opened the action with a 55-yard run on the first play. Issaquah's defense held on the two yard line, repelling the Wildcat attack. So, Mount Si kicker Jake Ethington got on the boards first with a 36-yard field goal.

Valley host families needed for middle schoolers from Peru, Korea | 3-week stay

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 10:01AM

For the seventh year, Korean middle school students will be traveling from Snoqualmie’s sister city of Gangjin to study in at our local schools and experience home stays in American homes. Students will be traveling from Snoqualmie’s second sister city of Chaclacayo, Peru with the same spirit of adventure and goal of learning about U.S. culture.

Mount Si girls swim team sets course for postseason

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 4:04PM

The Mount Si girls swim team is steadily making changes this fall, posting more athletes into the postseason and swimming out of a new home pool. So far this year, Mount Si has had five athletes qualify for league meet, two for districts. Last year, just two made the post season. Heading into league are Jessica Brady, Julia Crumb, Anastasia Kalistratova, Daisey Hartman and Murial Ross. Crumb, a club-experienced freshman, and Kalistratova have both qualified for districts.

Time to celebrate: Mount Si High School homecoming photos

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 3:11PM

Mount Si High School celebrated its homecoming last week, with spirit days, sports, and circus-themed dance with live performers. For Thursday's Camo Day, senior Julianna Foster borrowed some gear from her father to blend in. "I'm a tree!" she announced during her lunch break. Her friend, Amanda Triboulet bought some camp gear just for the day, but a lot of students didn't have to work hard on their costume for the day. Maddy Trout, busily working on her phone in a circle of friends, sported a camp sweatshirt and backpack that she says are pretty standard for her.

Night on a Dark Trail: Snoqualmie’s spooky outdoor singing, dancing extravaganza lands at Community Park

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00PM

The outdoor Halloween song-and-dance show has a new location, more youth involvement and new acts for its fourth outing. Dark Trail is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, at Snoqualmie Ridge Community Park, starting on the trail between Cascade View Elementary and the Snoqualmie Y.

Rock blasting-related closures finished for the year on Snoqualmie Pass

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 1:29PM

Drivers traveling across Interstate 90 will be happy to hear rock blasting-related closures on Snoqualmie Pass are finished for the year. However, drivers still need to plan for added travel time next week due to lane closures.

Shirtless customer makes off with tip jar | Lonely dog spurs argument between neighbors | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 1:32PM

Tips taken: On Thursday, Oct. 16, a caller at a business in the downtown block of Railroad Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a theft. A shirtless blonde man with bad teeth asked for water the caller said, and when she turned back around, the tip jar was empty, and the man was walking away. He came back later for candy.

Mount Si girls soccer goes into playoff for chance at championship

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 1:55PM

Mount Si girls soccer team, with an 11-3-1 record, continues its battle for KingCo honors this week. Fresh off a win over Eastlake last night, the girls go into a playoff this Monday, Oct. 27, on the road versus Skyline for the right to face Issaquah in the KingCo Championship Nov. 3. On Thursday, Oct. 23, Mount Si beat Eastlake, 2-0, at Eastlake High.

North Bend ACE employee gets big support in cancer fight

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 3:08PM

Jennifer Luey, our employee at Ace Hardware, as everyone may or may not know, has been out ill fighting lung cancer since mid-June. Jennifer and all the staff of North Bend Ace Hardware would like to express their deep appreciation of support she has received from the community.

Tough night at the office: Mount Si football takes on challenging Newport Knights

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 4:07PM

What looked like anybody’s game turned into a tough uphill slog under driving rain for the Mount Si varsity football team on Friday, Oct. 24. The Wildcats held the edge on the road against Newport for almost the entirety of the first half, but the second half was practically all the Knights, who, with running back Paul Wells’ fast legs, gradually claimed an insuperable lead.

Dueling gun laws on Nov. ballot | Valleyites weigh in

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 4:11PM

Two statewide gun measures will be decided in the Nov. 4 election, Initiative 591 and 594. Supporters of the conflicting initiatives claim they are about gun rights and public safety, respectively, but neither issue is as simple as it sounds. Initiative 591, supported by Protect Our Gun Rights (, prohibits government agencies, including police, from confiscating citizens’ handguns and long guns, without due process, and does not allow the state to implement a background check policy of its own, but to adhere to the federal standard only. The federal standard calls for background checks on all gun sales made at federally licensed retailers.

Strange man, screaming, says it's his house; North Bend homeowner threatens to shoot | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 11:57AM

Whose house? Late on Monday, Oct. 20, a caller in the 1000 block of Maloney Grove Avenue, North Bend, said a man was attempting to enter her home, screaming it was his house. The man, a red-headed Caucasian with facial hair, was attempting to open the front door when the caller’s husband confronted him. The subject tried to push his way inside, but couldn’t. He then went to the back door. The husband armed himself with a gun, and threatened to shoot the man if he came through the door. The subject returned to the front door, then walked away. Police had the resident secure his gun, then located the subject and took him into custody.

Crunch time for Mount Si volleyball in playoff hunt | Photo Gallery

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 3:21PM

Mount Si was down by two sets and needed a third to stay alive—which they did last week in intense, nail-biting fashion. The volleyball team faced a real challenge last Tuesday, Oct. 28, against Skyline. Mount Si had bested them earlier in the season, and the Spartans, hosting, tall and athletic, were out for blood.

Relentless to the end: Shutout victory, then sudden end for Mount Si girls soccer in league tourney

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 3:33PM

The Mount Si girls soccer team put the pressure on Newport to claim their latest home win, against Newport in the first round of the Kingco 4A league tournament. Wildcat players pumped shot after shot at the Knight goalie, with opportunities by Mackenzie Popp, KK Wallace, Karli White, Jane Livingston among the tally Tuesday, Oct. 30.

King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-swollen Snoqualmie River recedes

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 4:41PM

The King County Flood Warning Center is closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, following a brief activation to monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River. The Flood Warning Center opened at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in response to minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River – a result of the persistent rainfall across the region over the past few days.

Shrinking density: North Bend confirms changes in lot size, over devs’ objections

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:27PM

Over the objections of several housing developers, and one dissenting vote, North Bend’s City Council finalized changes to its low-density residential zoning on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The changes, adopted July 1 as an interim, or emergency ordinance, increased the minimums for lot size and lot width, and bumped up the average lot size required in the city’s R4 zone. Although the city made the initial changes on short notice, the city’s planning commission, assigned to review the zone requirements following the council’s action July 1, spent several months discussing the issue. Both the City Council and the Planning Commission have also held public hearings on the changes, Aug. 19 and Sept. 11, respectively.

Cedarcrest High School cautions families about spreading virus

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:24PM

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed at Cedarcrest High School, reports school nurse Jackie Boak, in an e-mail sent to Cedarcrest families Oct. 30. The disease, caused by a form of enterovirus, is painful but not life-threatening. It is not related to hoof-and-mouth disease, although the names are similar. It can cause flu-like symptoms, and sores or blisters in and around the mouth, hands, feet and legs. Because the disease is caused by a virus, like a cold or flu, the treatment is basically rest and fluids.

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