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More students in Valley schools: Fall counts show pupil population rising in unexpected ways

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:32PM

Student enrollment is up, but not in the ways that Snoqualmie Valley School District staff were expecting this school year. Comparing start-of-year enrollment numbers with the 2013-14 official count taken in October, staff reported that the number of student full-time equivalents, or FTEs, has increased, and most significantly at the high school.

Back to the beach: Mount Si XC runners make impressive strides in season preview | Photos

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:30PM

Hannah Waskom left all challengers behind, somewhere around the last mile of the wooded, sunny Lake Sammamish cross country course. The next person to cross the finish line was Lyndsey Sydnor, the fellow Mount Si High School runner who's been training with Waskom, current girls running record holder, all summer.

Jazzy business: Third annual Jazz Walk wails in North Bend, for a good cause | Photos

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:21PM

Jazz ruled Saturday night in North Bend, during the third annual Jazz Walk, hosted by and for the Boxley's Music Fund. Eighteen venues played host to an evening celebrating jazz.

Do the Iron Horse! Photos from North Bend's Adventure Sport Fest

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:53AM

Running and cycling were just the start of the activities offered at North Bend’s Adventure Sport Festival Saturday, Sept. 6. While teams and individual athletes paddled Lake Kecheelus, cycled down and through North Bend, ran the trail and came together for a final sprint to the finish, other athletes pursued their own sports.

Snoqualmie Valley Block Party returns to Ridge this Saturday

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Sep 19, 2014 at 9:36AM

The second Snoqualmie Valley Block Party is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on Snoqualmie Ridge. The day includes activities for adults and children are planned at Community Park on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Phone scammer strikes in North Bend | Mole bombs, tomato tossing | Snoqualmie Valley Police Beat

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:57AM

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, a caller in the 1300 block of 456th Place Southeast, North Bend, told police she’d received a phone call from someone from the U.S. Treasury, who said she was in trouble and agents were on their way to arrest her, unless she gave them money. Police were already familiar with this phone scam. The calls came from an 808 number.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cedarcrest girls, boys dominate at home

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 2:24PM

Cedarcrest High School's cross country squad hosted its only home meet of the season Thursday, Oct. 9, at Carnation's Blue Heron Golf Course. In spite of the fact that some athletes didn't run to heal from injury, the meet was the Red Wolves' most complete of the season, said coach Bruce McClellan.

Out of the Past: Snoqualmie commits to Ridge development; Mount Si reaches 611 students, goes AA

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 3:22PM

Thursday, Oct. 15, 1964: Mount Si High School is now officially classified as a Class AA school, Superintendent Gordon McIntyre told the school board. The population rose from 575 last year to 611 on October 1, the date the classification is made. Class AA schools are 600 students or bigger.

More than a century of life continues for Snoqualmie's Carmichael’s hardware store

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 3:27PM

For Wendy Thomas, running Carmichael’s True Value Hardware Store is never boring. Every day, someone walks in with a new challenge to fix. Visitors pace the wooden boards of the store, discovering something useful, humorous, sometimes timeless. “I feel like I’m preserving an ancient tradition,” she says.

Don Friesen comedy night boosts Twin Falls Middle School

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 11:07AM

Comedy Night at Twin Falls Middle School is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the school commons. Comedian Don Friesen leads a one-night show as a fundraiser for the school, bringing a few of his friends from a current comedy tour.

Snoqualmie's 100-foot Tokul Creek Trestle still draws travelers | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 11:37AM

Everyone stops on the Tokul Creek bridge. It’s not that they need to; the Snoqualmie Valley Trail rises very gently up the Valley, and the bridge is about a mile along it from Tokul Road. Whether they’re on two wheels or two feet, though, the people who explore the trail as far as the 100-year-old Milwaukee Railroad trestle bridge seem compelled to pause there, and take in the view.

Valley of the Moon Gala, Saturday, to help senior center

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 2:11PM

Join the fun, savor Italian fare and bid on a variety of items and trips in a live and silent auction, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center's 11th annual Valley of the Moon Gala and auction. The event, benefit the center programs and Adult Day Health, is 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the senior center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Silent auction items include excursions, experiences, gift baskets, gift certificates, art and wine. The live auction follows a dinner of savory Italian dishes like eggplant parmesan, chicken picatta, meatballs, sausage and vegetable dishes, plus a pasta bar, desserts and complimentary beverages.

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