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- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jan 18, 2013 at 4:35PM
Part of Jay St. Charles’ job is to find the longbows growing within trees. Another part is to help people discover their inner archers. The best part, though, is probably when the two are combined, in day-long archery workshops hosted at his Fall City studio. St. Charles is officially a bow maker, selling high-end customized longbows and recurve bows to online customers throughout the world.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:34PM
At 5:45 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 7, an employee of a business in the 200 block of East North Bend Way reported a suspicious incident. He’d heard a noise in the yard and when he investigated, saw a five-foot, three-inch man in a dark hoody outside the fence on the north side. The man ran, limping, to a silver Dodge Neon waiting nearby. He’d been using wire cutters to cut a hole in the fence.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:52PM
The Mount Si girls basketball team is learning how to deal with challenges this season. The team has had few wins, but a lot of players, especially younger ones, have been getting experience. Junior forward Elizabeth Prewitt, on varsity since she started high school, has been the team's consistent shooter and scoring leader.
12th Man in the Valley: Students, employees, true fans show their team spirit for Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks | Photo Gallery
- Jan 21, 2014 at 4:31PM
If there was ever a time to show your team spirit, it's now. Seahawks football fans have been fired up around the Valley, with many students, teachers, and employees at local businesses wearing team colors before the big games over the last two weeks.
Pushing your limits: Knowledge comes even when the match doesn’t go your way, as Mount Si wrestlers discover | Photo Gallery
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2013 at 10:22AM
This is Andrew Harris’s time to learn. A sophomore, Harris is holding down Mount Si’s heavyweight class, often against older, more experienced and physically bulkier opponents. In the ring against Bellevue on Thursday, Jan. 16, he was neck and neck for points, before finally succumbing to a pin in the final seconds.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 4:06PM
Ballots should arrive in the Snoqualmie Valley this week for an important school vote, but probably not the one most citizens are thinking about. At issue in the Feb. 11 election are the renewals of two existing levies worth $18 million, not the much-discussed $216 million facilities bond that the Snoqualmie Valley School Board is considering for a future ballot.
Die hard: Young Mount Si girls basketball squad still close, hungry, despite challenging season | Photo Gallery
- Jan 28, 2014 at 4:01PM
The score was lopsided, but the Mount Si girls never gave up. The Wildcat varsity team skews young, yet has a lot of heart even in a season that has seen few wins. But the score didn’t make a difference in the team’s attitude last Wednesday, Jan. 22, when, down in a road game, the girls scrapped for balls with a physical Mercer Island team down to the last buzzer.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 2:43PM
District to present draft strategic plan for community feedback Snoqualmie Valley School District's board of directors recently approved a draft of the district's five-year strategic plan, and will present it for public feedback at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Mount Si High School.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 1:44PM
On Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, a store manager in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported an employee theft. The employee was suspected of stealing from the store over several months, and when confronted by the security manager, admitted to taking $3,800. Police also found heroin on him.
- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:40PM
Diane Larson, 36, of Snoqualmie was pursuing her goal of helping children when she fell to her death on a hike Saturday, Jan. 25. The experienced snow-shoer was on her first hike with Climbers with a Purpose, a group raising funds to help refugee children in Burma when she fell, in what fellow climber Will Neiss described as “just one of those freak accidents.”
- Feb 5, 2014 at 1:27PM
Ten applicants put their names in for the vacancy on the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district board of commissioners. Friday, Jan. 17, was the deadline for interested parties to apply for the commission. The ten are Christopher Ashton, Darryl Wright, Emma Herron, Herschel Backues, Jim Schaffer, Kevin Hauglie, Richard Weber, Robert A. Merikle, Ryan E. Roberts and Sandy Kangas.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 3:33PM
Plans for a 160-unit affordable housing development on Snoqualmie Ridge are now on hold, indefinitely. The proponent, Imagine Housing, has informed the city of Snoqualmie that it will not be seeking design or permitting approvals for its project for an indefinite period of time.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 2:04PM
On Sunday, Jan. 26, resident of apartments in the 400 block of East North Bend Way called police to report a super-glue incident. His front door and door handle were glued shut. The victim said that it occurred overnight, after he asked some upstairs neighbors to be more quiet.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:48AM
Too many cars and too many houses top the list of concerns regarding a proposed development on Southeast Tanner Road in North Bend. About 20 community residents, all neighboring the future project, raised these issues at the Feb. 4 meeting of the North Bend City Council, and several urged the council to live up to its own comprehensive plan. “We all… feel like something that we care about is being threatened,” Jack Harris said of his group of neighbors at the meeting.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:42AM
Snoqualmie Valley School District still has time to build and open a sixth elementary school by the start of the 2015-16 school year. So far, though, the district doesn’t have the money, and is running out of time. Although design work and planning for the 29-classroom building began last fall, paid for with school impact fees from the district’s capital facilities fund, the district has not committed to a bond to raise the estimated $35 million total project costs.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 1:12PM
Package pickup: On Sunday, Feb. 2, a business in the 500 block of Northeast Sixth Street in North Bend reported online that two packages left outside for UPS to pick up were stolen. UPS reported the packages were not available for pickup. The packages were identical, and one was found near a dumpster in the city.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 1:19PM
Mount Si gymnasts took the podium as district champions in competition last weekend in their home gym. The squad now advances to the state championships this weekend in Tacoma. Hosting the SeaKing district qualifiers, the Wildcats dominated on all events, with junior Jenn Rogers claiming the top all-around score.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:29AM
Moments after practicing her floor routine, Jenn Rogers did it again, for a special audience—the much younger athletes at Mount Si Gymnastics Academy. "They wanted to watch, so the kids can see my energy," said the junior, who has worked here for the past two years, coaching 6- and 7-year-olds. "It's awesome to be able to pass my passion on to the little kids," Rogers says. They in turn watch her at high school meets.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:28AM
The van was packed up and the wrestlers were assembled for the trip to Tacoma when squeals from the stadium interrupted. The makeshift parade of parents, siblings and kids from Ryley Absher's mom's preschool, Imagination Station, surprised the Mount Si wrestling delegation before they left for state. Mount Si wrestling has consistently sent groups to the Mat Classic at Tacoma over the years. This season, the Wildcats sent one regional champ, Eli Clure, fellow senior Abscher, and a sophomore, Andrew Harris, with senior Tanner Stahl accompanying as an alternate.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:37PM
Kym Smith has a passion for the history of North Bend law enforcement. The office manager for the soon-to-close North Bend substation, she’s spent several years diving into the early minutes of the city, and the Valley Record’s archives, building a picture of the history of independent policing in this community, a legacy that ends, or changes, with the new contract putting police duties in the hands of a new Snoqualmie-North Bend department on March 7.
Freshman question: Snoqualmie School Board bond talks lead to pointed questions about campus's future
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:03PM
Voters may determine the future of the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s semester-old Freshman Campus, when they decide on a future bond issue. Before that can happen, though, at least two school board members would like a say on the possibilities, and one has called for a frank board discussion on the topic.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:26PM
A hiker got lost overnight on Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend last week, and managed to survive the night by staying on his feet. According to a report from the King County Sheriff’s Office, would-be rescuers from Seattle Mountain Rescue, King County’s 4X4 and Explorer Search and Rescue teams, plus search dogs, the sheriff’s helicopter and a small plane, all combed the wet ridge late last Tuesday and early Wednesday, Feb. 25 and 26, after the young man went missing some time before 9 p.m.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 9:52AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, has been issuing warnings on rising river flows, fed by days of rain. The latest Snoqualmie River readings show the river volume at 11,533 cubic feet per second (CFS) at Snoqualmie Falls, at about 10 and a half feet in height, rising about 500 CFS an hour.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:44AM
A lockdown of all Snoqualmie and North Bend Schools ended just before 10 a.m. Thursday, when police apprehended a man who'd threatened to kill people at "Snoqualmie High School." No one was hurt in the incident, which began at 6:43 a.m. when the subject called 911 to issue his threats.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:42AM
North Bend will have a new police department when midnight strikes on the night of Friday, March 7. Under contract with the city of North Bend, the city of Snoqualmie Police Department has hired additional police officers to provide law enforcement services for the City of North Bend as of March 8.