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I've been shot; Bridge sleepers; Why are you taking photos of my house? Snoqualmie Valley police blotter
- posted Sep 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM
On Sept. 2, a Carnation man contacted police about a suspicious person taking photos of his home, in the 31800 block of West Morrison Street. An officer responded and believed the person was related to another incident the previous evening. The officer advised the resident about the court order process.
- posted Sep 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM
A documentary about Snoqualmie Falls will show several times at the North Bend Theatre, 10 and 11:20 a.m., 12:40 and 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 All showings are free and open to the public. The documentary is presented by Puget Sound Energy in celebration of the grand re-opening of the Snoqualmie Falls Power Plant and grounds. The film tells the history of Snoqualmie Falls and the construction of the world’s first hydroelectric plant built completely underground. It features fascinating stories about Snoqualmie Valley, Seattle, and the Northwest Region of the late 1800s.
- posted Sep 23, 2013 at 9:48 AM
The fifth annual Snoqualmie Valley Flood Forum is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, 35030 S.E. Douglas Street, Suite 210, Snoqualmie.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, is predicting high water on the Snoqualmie this weekend. Water levels on the river, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts, are expected to rise dramatically starting Saturday, with crests at the the Falls by 11 a.m. Sunday, Seot, 29, of 11.86 feet, or about a foot below flood stage.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Valley Animal Partners hosts its third annual Chili Showdown, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lode. Locals are invited to enter their six quarts of their homemade chili into the cookoff. All proceeds from the nonprofit event benefit pets of Valley residents.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM
A new fence encloses the North Bend Elementary School playground and the grassy area behind it, since the start of the school year. The six-foot fence encompasses 109,000 square feet of school property, including the grassy area referred to as Claggett Field on some maps. Two gates, on the north and south ends, provide access to the field when school is not in session, but are closed and locked during school hours.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM
I was walking my dog, Sylar, for his regular potty walk, when one of my customers, Maggie, pulled up with a dog in her back seat. She had found the dog wandering down by the train tracks across from the Pour House Tavern in North Bend and picked it up to see if she could find the dog’s home.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM
On September 16, a caller in the 43000 block of Southeast North Bend Way reported a theft. She’d seen a man walk through back yards to her neighbor’s home, then pry the screen off a window that was unlocked, enter the trailer and steal things.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM— updated Oct 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM
The city of North Bend is considering the use of video cameras to fight crime at the downtown North Bend Train Depot. Any camera would not be used to issue traffic infractions, civil violations, or for general surveillance. Local officials are concerned about individuals rights to personal privacy and have requested that staff survey the public.
One stroke at a time, swimmers making gains on Wildcats’ inaugural squad | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- posted Oct 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Ashley Cole blasts into the water from the board, chasing the clock in this relay race. A good start means a better time for Cole, a Mount Si sophomore motivated by both team spirit, fitness and a personal drive. “I’m trying to improve,” says Cole. Like the rest of this brand new Valley swim team, she’s succeeding, one stroke at a time.
- posted Oct 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM
The city of Duvall has ended contract negotiations with Carnation for shared police services between the two cities. Carnation City Manager Ken Carter confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 1, that the contract, which expires Dec. 31, will not be renegotiated. Citing an overworked police force and difficulties in recruiting new officers, Duvall Mayor Will Ibershof had recommended to the Duvall City Council at its Sept. 26 meeting to end negotiations. Several council members expressed concern that they hadn’t known earlier about the staffing difficulties, but none opposed ending the negotiations.
- posted Oct 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Option A squared off against Plan B Thursday evening, in the school bond arena. In one corner, the eight-year, $200 million proposal to build a sixth elementary school and remodel Mount Si High School over the next decade, better known as Option A, looked like the heavyweight. In the opposite corner, challenger Plan B, at $30 million for a sixth elementary school only was no featherweight, but it looked like one in contrast.
- posted Oct 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM
The Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend will host a remembrance event, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, for the center's former director BJ Libby. Libby, died Sept. 21. She had been the director of the center since November, 2011. Libby died on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Fast hands, faster eyes: Wildcat volleyball's foundation focus earns a win in hard battle with Patriots | Photo gallery
- posted Oct 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM
The Mount Si varsity volleyball team found the strength to overcome early struggles against a physical Liberty team and battle to a hard-fought win last night, Wednesday, Oct. 2. Team leader Lindsay Carr got the final kill for 15 points in the last, fifth round at home against the Patriots.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Keetna, the lovable dog that for years greeted patrons at Mount Si Sports + Fitness in North Bend, has died at the age of 16. That's about 80 in dog years. Owner Ben Cockman brought Keetna (her full name was Talkeetna) to work with him most days. As the business's beloved mascot, Keetna did a lot to help create a laid-back atmosphere at the gym.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM
On September 21, a restaurant employee in the 700 block of of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported a disturbance. Watching through the drive-through window, the employee saw a man tear the rain gutter off the side of the building.
Respect due: Mount Si football starters set it up, but second string guts it out under Friday lights | Photo gallery
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Hungry for a starting position in his senior season in 2014, Richard Willard got to whet his appetite last Friday. Willard and the rest of the second string got a generous two-quarter taste of varsity action in the Mount Si football team’s October 4 home game against Sammamish. When the starters built up an unanswered 49-point lead, it was Willard, the second line and offense who held down the fort for their second time this season under Friday night lights.
- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Four new officers have joined the Snoqualmie Police Department recently, with three more to come as the department staffs up to add North Bend to its service area. Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley shared his department’s efforts to create a smooth transition when Snoqualmie police officially take on North Bend at midnight March 8, 2014.
- posted Oct 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM
A group of students at Mount Si High School are surveying local attitudes toward veterans with the goal of making a video for the school’s Veterans Day assembly. Cody Copitsky, with his friends Riley and Sam, are basing their video on the responses from the community.
- posted Oct 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM
The sponsors of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter for the homeless are hosting two public meetings to answer questions and discuss the upcoming season. Meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, both at the North Bend Community Church, 146 E. Third St., North Bend.
- posted Oct 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Jimmy Jacobson shook off a bad start last Wednesday, Oct. 2, and evened things out to stay in the top five. One of Mount Si’s more consistent golfers this fall, Jacobson jumped from the middle of the pack to hit a peak in recent weeks.
Snoqualmie School District candidates Marci Busby and David Spring sound off on campus change, class sizes
- posted Oct 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Two candidates, incumbent Marci Busby and challenger David Spring, are vying for votes in the upcoming general election. The two were the top vote-getters in an August primary on the District 4 seat on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, and are now in the final run for the four-year term which starts Jan. 1, 2014. A third candidate, Tavish MacLean, is running unopposed in District 1.
- posted Oct 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM
The Fall City Historical Society’s annual community meeting always includes a special presentation. This year, the meeting is capped with a look at “Pioneer Quilts and the Oregon Trail,” presented by art historian Susan Olds, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Fall City Masonic Hall. The event includes refreshments and a display of Fall City quilts. All are welcome. The day includes a brief membership meeting and a vote on board candidates for the coming year. Then, Olds begins her look at fabric history.
North Bend business owner tries to catch employee thief on camera | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
- posted Oct 18, 2013 at 4:49 PM
On October 10, a business owner in the 200 block of Main Avenue South in North Bend contacted police about employee theft at the business. The owner said the till had been short at night, so they installed a video system to identify the employee who was taking the money.
- posted Oct 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM
The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie hosts all comers and candidates for office in the Valley, at a forum, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus commons, formerly Snoqualmie Middle School, 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.