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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.
- Nov 13, 2013 at 2:18PM
The sixth annual Snoqualmie Ridge Turkey Trot, a five-kilometer race and children's one-kilometer run, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Cascade View Elementary School in Snoqualmie. A pancake breakfast follows at 9:30 a.m. The race is a benefit for all Snoqualmie Valley Elementary Schools. Each runner gets to designate which school his or her pre-registration dollars go to.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Nov 14, 2013 at 2:29PM
The Mount Si football team won 40-7 against Oak Harbor on the road Saturday, Nov. 9. Now. fifth-ranked Mount Si (9-1) advances to the state playoffs to face second-ranked O’Dea (10-0) of Seattle, this Friday, Nov. 15, in Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center. Game time is 7 p.m.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 3:06PM
On November 5, King County Sheriff's Deputies in North Bend police received a theft report from a business in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. The business provided video footage showing an employee, who had been at the store for one week, taking money from the register. The employee didn’t return.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:51AM
Police and opportunistic thieves alike had a busy weekend in North Bend recently. At least nine cars were broken into late Friday or early Saturday Nov. 8 or 9, but few items were reported stolen. Fridays spree began in the neighborhood north of E.J. Roberts Park. Police received multiple car prowl reports, at 11:18, 11:31, 11:49 and 11:59 p.m. The victims, most of whom had left their vehicles unlocked, called from the 800 block of Northeast Eighth Street, the 200 block of Northeast
- Nov 19, 2013 at 9:33AM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, after persistent heavy rainfall for much of the day brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected. As of 12:30 a.m., the sum of the Snoqualmie River’s three forks was 12,300 cubic feet per second, higher than the Phase II flood alert threshold of 12,000 CFS. Typically, only minor flooding in low-lying areas would be expected along the Snoqualmie River at this flow, with the potential for water over just a few roads.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:48PM
More than 200 classified school employees are expected to vote Wednesday, Nov. 20, on a new contract proposal from the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The proposal is the first that the local Public School Employees (PSE) bargaining team has agreed to bring to its general membership. It’s also long-awaited, since the union began negotiating a new contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District last April. “We’re working under an expired contract,” PSE President Jill Holen told the Record last week via telephone. The contract, covering most of the district’s non-teaching and non-secretarial employees, officially expired Sept. 1. By state law, though, the terms of the contract remain in effect for the next year —or until a new contract is approved, which Holen is hoping might happen next week.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 4:18PM
Feet flew as runners young and old raced through a brisk Turkey Trot, Saturday morning, Nov. 16, on Snoqualmie Ridge, helping raise money for Valley schools. The day included a children’s 1K run that had families cruising around Cascade View Elementary School, and a 5K that had runners winding around the Ridge. The race wasn’t without one hiccup.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:46PM
Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Washington now, but not in North Bend. City officials and staff here have deferred the needed updates to North Bend’s zoning, licensing and taxing regulations while awaiting the final rules from the state Liquor Control Board, which will regulate the drug. A moratorium on the establishment of any medical marijuana dispensaries or collective gardens has been in effect since June, 2011, in North Bend.
- Nov 22, 2013 at 4:12PM
Wrong rooms: On Saturday, Nov. 9, staff members of a motel in the 14600 block of 468th Avenue Southeast called police to remove a guest from the premises. The guest had been seen on video camera, trying the keycard to his room, #131, in every room door on the first floor. Police contacted the man in his room and told him to leave, and not come back.
- Nov 30, 2013 at 4:53PM
River warning systems suggest high water is coming down the Snoqualmie this Sunday and Monday, Dec. 1 and 2. Floodzilla released NOAA flood crest forecasts Saturday saying the river will rise above flood levels, with water expected to crest at the Falls at 10 p.m. Sunday at 27,066 cubic feet per second, or 14.53 feet. Flood stage is 13 feet.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:16PM
The brotherhood: Mount Si wrestlers reload with some strong end-game experience
- Dec 18, 2013 at 5:07PM
Snoqualmie Valley School District leaders set out last week to gather public opinion on a potential $216 million bond. In a series of three public meetings, they asked voters if their proposal was right for Snoqualmie Valley, and if it would be approved in a future election.
Carnation goes to county for cops; Half-million-dollar deal gets city one full-timer, shared coverage
- Dec 18, 2013 at 5:07PM
Lean times for the city of Carnation have led to a cut in police services for 2014, but also a small bit of good news. Thanks to cost savings from the reduced police contract, Carnation residents won't be asked to pay an additional $20 fee for car tabs next year. Carnation's City Council on Dec. 3 approved a $500,000 police contract with the King County Sheriff's Office, for one full-time officer in the city, plus shared-patrol coverage during the officer's off hours.
- Dec 19, 2013 at 4:36PM
The National Weather Service has issued a snow advisory for the east Puget Sound lowlands, from 1 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 20. A warm front will bring snow to the area late tonight, with average accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, but up to 4 inches in some areas. The snow is will likely cause slippery conditions for morning commuters, but it's expected to turn to rain by Friday afternoon.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 4:36PM
Late last Thursday, a resident in the 1200 block of Salish Avenue Southeast reported a suspicious incident, using the King County Sheriff's Office online reporting tool. The resident said at 4:15 p.m., they found a package that they’d been expecting on their front step, but it had been torn open and rifled through. The only item that seemed to be missing was a packing slip.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM
As schools closed down for the holidays, two groups of employees in the Snoqualmie Valley School District were still employed under the terms of expired contracts. Both the Public School Employees (PSE) and the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association (SVASA) unions have been in negotiations with the district bargaining team off and on since last spring.
Mount Si boys hold on for the win in shootout, battle of basics at Cedarcrest | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- Dec 31, 2013 at 1:59PM
It could have gone either way, but at first, it looked like Mount Si’s game. Visiting Cedarcrest on Saturday, Dec. 21, the Wildcat boys varsity squad jumped out to a 17-2 lead, only to watch as Cedarcrest’s shooters fought back with some stellar shots. Senior guard Austin Paxman was good for 20 points, including six three-pointers, and Robert Cha added 11 points, including one field goal of his own. Senior guard Jordan Corpus and center Chad Klingenberg both added four baskets apiece.
Ruling could change city’s sewer fees: Assessments annulled while North Bend addresses ‘housekeeping issue’
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:09PM
A court ruled in their favor, but the North Bend property owners who successfully appealed their sewer assessments may have won the issue in principle only. The Washington Court of Appeals annulled the city’s sewer assessments on several parcels of land in North Bend’s Utility Local Improvement District #6 (Tanner ULID) in an Oct. 21 opinion, claiming the city erred in changing the sewer system design without adopting a new ordinance. However, it also stated that the annulment would allow the city to reassess those properties.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:08PM
Hard-working water guy Fergus McGrath is North Bend's employee of the year
Down under, right here: Mount Si boys basketball team meets scrappy Australian touring team, on and off the court
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:42PM
Basketball players from two different countries hung out together, learned about each other, and then played a game and left it all on the court. The Mount Si boys varsity team came away with a lopsided win on the scoreboard last Friday afternoon, Jan. 3. But points weren’t really the point in the Wildcats’ exhibition match against NPire, an Australian team that drew boys together from cities down under, mainly Melbourne and Canberra.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 5:38PM
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking into a deadly bear-vs-dog interaction that happened last week on Snoqualmie Ridge. According to the city of Snoqualmie, the encounter happened in the Heights neighborhood of the Ridge. A WDFW investigation determined that a bear breached a fence, was chased by the dog, and reacted defensively. The dog was killed by the bear
- Jan 10, 2014 at 2:58PM
No one was harmed and no charges are expected as a result of a sidewalk confrontation in Carnation Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9. The incident, reported by the 10-year-old boy who was involved, put Carnation Elementary School and local law enforcement on alert for the rest of the day. Carnation Elementary School notified parents by e-mail of the incident Thursday afternoon, and put all after-school programs on lockdown, allowing only parents to pick students up at the end of the day.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:14PM
The new year brought new law enforcement to Carnation and city officials couldn’t be happier with the transition. “It’s gone remarkably well,” said Carnation City Manager Ken Carter last week. “What we did in three months, normally takes nine.”
Great strides: Newcomers, skilled veterans helping Mount Si gymnastics team dominate at home | Photo Gallery
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:30PM
Jenn Rogers took several deep breaths. She was nervous as she began her bars routine. But the junior could hear a group of graduated Wildcat gymnasts in the stands, encouraging her and cheering her on. "When you hear that people believe in you, that's when it's a lot easier to compete," she said. Rogers' confidence paid off big last Thursday, Jan. 9, when she led all gymnasts with the best scores of her career in Mount Si's dual with Juanita.