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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.

School bond passing in initial results

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 9:34AM

Early returns show strong support in the Snoqualmie Valley School District for a school bond proposal. As of 8 p.m. election night, the district's $244 million bond was passing with nearly 62 percent of the vote.

Celebration of life for Ronnie Roughton

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 4:34PM

Ronnie Roughton of Bellingham, loving husband to Christine, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, at home.

Workshop helps parents decide: Bad behavior, or sensory problem

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 4:36PM

Sensory processing disorder may be at the root of a child's "bad behavior." Parents can learn about the disorder, and behavior problems, at a free workshop, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at at the Virginia Mason Issaquah Clinic in Issaquah.

Tolt Museum hosts grand re-opening

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 4:36PM

Tolt Historical Society at Carnation hosts a grand re-opening of the museum at Carnation Farm, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Letter | Food Bank is grateful for first year

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 4:41PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank experienced an amazing first year. We received outstanding support from our community to help create a solid foundation for a food secure system that serves Snoqualmie Valley residents, struggling to make ends meet.

Letter | School bond is a leap forward

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 4:42PM

In the nine years since my wife and four kids (three at Mount Si High School and one at Chief Kanim Middle School) moved to the Valley, I have seen five construction bonds fail. They were crushing defeats, because none of my kids would ever directly benefit from improvements at the middle and high school levels.

Making rain: North Bend Fire Department helps Si View Parks summer campers cool off

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 5:56PM

Summer campers at Si View Parks got a special treat Thursday afternoon when a truck from Eastside Fire & Rescue's Station 87 stopped by to cool everyone down with a little "rain."

Tailgate party Friday was 'best party ever'

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 5:02PM

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce organized a pre-Super Bowl tailgate party Friday, Jan. 30, at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA. Hundreds of kids and families gathered for music, games, hot dogs and Seahawks spirit.

Letter | Support for sixth elementary

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 7:00AM

I have two kids who attend North Bend Elementary. It is an amazing school. We have great teachers and administrators, and my girls have learned a lot there.

Daisy Troop makes world a better place

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 7:00AM

Daisy Troop 44293 from Snoqualmie Valley recently earned their Rose petal by “making the world a better place.”

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