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- posted Oct 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM
It was a short, but awesome field trip. Snoqualmie Elementary students dressed for the weather, and for mud, worms, plants, tools, and more mud. They squelched through, dug up, and pretended to get stuck in mud up to their ankles, and teachers encouraged the nearly 400 kids who participated to rub the mud between their fingers, to get an idea of the texture they needed for planting.
- posted Oct 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM
The King County Medical Examiner's Office is listing the cause of death for a 54-year-old North Bend man whose body was recovered off the Sweyolocken boat launch in the Mercer Slough on Oct. 10 as an accidental freshwater drowning after he inadvertently drove his pickup truck into the water.
Right place at the right time: Mount Si soccer team keeps ball in motion for strong win | Photo gallery
- posted Oct 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Michaela “KK” Wallace is a distributor—she’s all about sharing the ball. So she was understandably pleased with how the Mount Si varsity soccer team put away Sammamish, in last Tuesday’s road game. It wasn’t star power that led to the 6-0 win. Rather, six different Wildcats, fed by five teammates, made the net last Tuesday in a physical, rough-and-tumble match. “I love seeing a game where we have six people scoring,” said Wallace.
- posted Oct 23, 2013 at 3:12 PM
Austin Jenckes will present a surprise "SummerStage Encore" concert starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Riverview School District office, 15510 First Ave. N.E., Duvall. Jenckes, who is competing on NBC's "The Voice" this season, is a singer-songwriter and frequent performer at Duvall's summer concert series. He will perform a free concert on his last night in town.
- posted Oct 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM
Snoqualmie City Council voted 4-3 on Monday, Oct. 14, against a merger of the city’s public works and parks departments. Council members Maria Henriksen, Bob Jeans, Charles Peterson and Jeff MacNichols voted against agenda bill 213, with members Bryan Holloway, Kingston Wall and Kathi Prewitt for the merger.
- posted Oct 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM
On October 17, a caller at a business in the 700 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard contacted North Bend police to surrender. The subject was wanted on a felony warrant for having escaped community custody.
Commissioner vs. commissioner: Q&A with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District opponents Kevin Hauglie, Gene Pollard
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM
In an unusual race this autumn, two sitting commissioners for the King County Public Hospital District No. 4—which runs Snoqualmie Valley Hospital—are facing each other at the polls. Kevin Hauglie of Fall City is up for re-election in position 4. He is being challenged by Gene Pollard, a county resident, who was elected to position 3 in 2011. Pollard is running to unseat Hauglie, and says he will resign his position 3 seat if he wins.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM
In trying to address the issues surrounding its homeless/transient population, North Bend is turning to its citizens. The city has created an 18-question survey on community concerns and priorities, and encourages residents to complete the survey, either online, or on a paper copy, available at City Hall. The North Bend Council’s Public Safety Committee requested the survey, City Administrator Londi Lindell said, in response to citizens’ concerns about a seemingly growing number of homeless people and problems.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:17 PM
On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.
Hometown hero: Valley’s own ‘Voice’ Austin Jenckes visits his roots at surprise concert | Photo Gallery
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Hunched over his guitar and grinning, red-faced, Austin Jenckes kicks out one, sometimes both of his booted feet as he plays. He’s more humble hometown boy than the rock star a capacity crowd has gathered to celebrate, and he’s the first to admit it. “I really appreciate all of you being here tonight,” Jenckes told a crowd of 950-plus at the Riverview School District offices in Duvall Oct. 24 for his surprise concert. “All of this is actually kind of freaking me out!”
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34 PM
This year, Mount Si's offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After "you've done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there's a need to give back," Mudd said. "That's what I'm doing. I give them some of my knowledge."
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM— updated Nov 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Caught on camera: On October 19, a resident made an online report of a prowler in the 13400 block of 456th Place Southeast. The resident had video on his home security system of a man walking up the home’s side path and into the backyard, then running away when the motion-activated light came on.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM
You don’t just hop in a hovercraft and zoom away. “It takes a lot of training to be able to operate it,” explains firefighter Brett Krache, as he shows me the Fall City Fire District’s big fan-powered rescue craft. In some situations, like floods, it’s too dangerous to ply the Snoqualmie River with an outboard motor. So the department trains at ballfields and the river with the hovercraft. And that takes time.
- posted Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM
The duo of Anna McCreadie and Lindsay Carr keep feeding off each other’s strengths. Last week, the junior-senior squad of outside hitter/setters led Mount Si to claim the league championship during tournament play at Juanita. Mount Si beat Mercer Island in the championship match, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Juanita. The Wildcats won in five sets, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, with the whole team putting in work.
- posted Nov 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM— updated Nov 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM
The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, early returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.
It’s a timber sports world: Snoqualmie’s David Moses finds surprising celebrity as part of lumberjack Team USA | Photo Gallery
- posted Nov 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM
It will always be one of the proudest moments of David Moses’ life. Half a world away from home, the Snoqualmie man got to carry the flag of the United States of America into the world championships of timber sports on Friday, Oct. 25. “That was awesome,” said Moses, who bore the banner in front a cheering crowd during the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There to chop and saw as part of the relay team, he was selected after placing third at nationals.
- posted Nov 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Helping himself: On Monday, Oct. 28, an King County Sheriff's officer patrolling at Southeast North Bend Way and 436th Avenue Southeast saw a subject going through a box of clothing that was left outside a non-profit’s clothing recycling facility. The officer contacted the man, who tried to explain that it was appropriate for him to go through the box, and cited him for larceny.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 2:54 PM
The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, first-week returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.
Mount Si girls learn and react to gut out match six win at Sea-King tourney | Road to state ends in Seattle | Photo Gallery
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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.
- posted Nov 13, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 3:43 PM— updated Nov 14, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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.
- posted Nov 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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.
- posted Nov 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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.