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Winter prep | Find, fill sandbags when you need them
Oct 19 2012, 2:14 PM
When high water threatens, residents can protect their property with sandbags. Bags are typically made available during floods by several agencies in the Valley:
Carnation: Old Public Works Shop site, corner of Myrtle Street and McKinley Avenue
Fall City: Preston-Snoqualmie Trail parking lot at Lake Alice Road Southeast and Southeast 56th Place
North Bend: Public Works Shop, 1155 East North Bend Way; Sandbags and sand are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, when the city’s Emergency Operations Center is open. It is a self-service operation, and shovels are available on site. Check in with the office before filling sandbags.
Fall City's Brown & Sterling law firm to host business social
Oct 19 2012, 2:18 PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s October After Hours networking event will be hosted by the Brown & Sterling law firm, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4318 Preston-Fall City Rd. S.E.
Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Register at www.snovalley.org, or (425) 888-6362.
Six story awards for Valley Record at annual Better Newspaper contest
Oct 19 2012, 2:23 PM
Putting human faces on serious topics like homelessness, Medicaid, erosion—and a lighthearted one, calendar pin-up ‘Tractor Men’—helped the Snoqualmie Valley Record pick up six story awards in the Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest.
The Record was judged among papers of similar circulation.
Staff Reporter Carol Ladwig picked up a first-place award for best long news story for “The Invisible People,” an exploration of homelessness in the Valley, published last winter.
Storm prep | Plan ahead, make a kit for winter events
Oct 19 2012, 2:26 PM
Take Winter By Storm, a preparedness organization for Western Washington, urges residents take three important steps to get ready for severe weather.
Step one: Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home and office. Kits prepared for vehicle road travel and winter weather evacuation go-kits are also advised.
Step two: Make a plan and practice the plan with your family and those who depend on you.
Step three: Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.
From empty storefront to local arts showcase
Oct 19 2012, 2:28 PM
Two formerly empty storefronts in downtown Snoqualmie are now drawing interest in local arts and the downtown as temporary art galleries. And it all started with a brochure.
The transformation of the storefronts began with a brochure drop and a conversation this summer between Sally Rackets, a member of the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, and Snoqualmie-based MK Property Services, LLC.
Big booze theft, I bumped you: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
Oct 19 2012, 2:40 PM
Late on Saturday, Oct. 6, a business in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported the theft of $465 worth of alcohol. The subjects reportedly concealed the alcohol on themselves and walked out of the store without paying.
Study Zone program available at Lower Valley libraries
Oct 22 2012, 5:18 PM
One of the innovative programs offered by the King County Library System (KCLS) is the "Study Zone," a time for students to study, do homework and get help with their questions. Volunteer tutors provide free homework help during Study Zone hours. Students can find help in all subject areas, including math, science and MSP/HSPE and SAT test preparation.
Students are not required to register or provide personal information to get help in Study Zone. The program is available on a drop-in basis, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Carnation Library, and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Duvall Library.
Carnation American Legion celebration honors Korean War vets
Oct 22 2012, 6:21 PM
American Legion Post 199 will honor Korean War veterans in a celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the post, 31951 E. Bird St., Carnation.
All local Korean War vets, men and women, are invited, as are others who would like to honor them.
Residents are encouraged to bring family and friends, especially the younger generation, who have not yet had the opportunity to learn the war and its sacrifices.
Snoqualmie reverse 911 test begins today
Oct 22 2012, 6:28 PM
The city of Snoqualmie operates its own Reverse 911 community notification system, that is tested citywide each fall.
This year testing is scheduled for October 22-25. During one of those evenings, all phone numbers in Snoqualmie that are registered in the city’s Reverse 911 community notification system should receive a call. The recorded voice will identify the call as a test from the city of Snoqualmie Emergency Operations Center.
Get ready for winter | Preparedness on a budget
Oct 22 2012, 6:29 PM
You don’t have to break the budget to prepare for the types of natural disasters that can happen in your area. The following are easy ways to get ready for nature’s events in a thrifty manner.
Create your own personalized list. You may not need everything included in “ready-made” kits and there may be additional items you need based on your personal situation. For example, if you have pets, you may need special items. Don’t forget to have supplies in your car and at work.
Look around your home first for items you can place in your kit using the personalized list you create. You may be surprised how many items you already have around your home that just need to be pulled together.