Results 19001 - 19010 of about 19790.
Scale of Snoqualmie Tribe's hotel expansion plan is up to the members
Dec 17 2012, 1:48 PM
Whether it's 20 stories or a boutique lodge, members of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will determine the size and scope of a proposed hotel expansion at the Snoqualmie Casino.
After airing plans for the hotel at a Snoqualmie Valley Governments Association dinner on Nov. 29, Tribal Administrator Matt Mattson confirmed the tribe's hotel intentions. However, he says the size of the venue is still very much fluid.
According to Mattson, the tribe has a wide range of options, from hotels large and small to a phased project, and is taking a hard look at all of them. A feasibility study on the number of rooms that the casino site could support is in the works.
Meet the Venture Crew: Teen group uses Snoqualmie tree lot to fund high adventure
Dec 18 2012, 1:09 PM
As part of Snoqualmie Valley Venture Crew No. 115, hundreds of local teens have been positively affected by inspiring exceptional volunteer efforts during the past quarter-century.
Venturing Crews are a high-adventure branch of the Boy Scouts of America. They include young men and women from ages 14 to 20. Crews are designed to challenge members both physically and mentally and to develop an abiding sense of civic responsibility and commitment.
Kim and Anita Ferree founded the crew 25 years ago. Leaders say it has enjoyed unusual local resources, allowing it to successfully attempt adventures that others dare not consider. The program gives youths who struggle in conventional academics or sports an avenue to rebuild confidence and succeed.
North Bend tow truck driver reported killed in accident on Snoqualmie Pass
Dec 18 2012, 3:01 PM
KNDO-TV in Yakima reports that the Washington State Troopers are looking into a highway accident last weekend on the summit of Snoqualmie Pass that killed a North Bend tow truck driver.
The accident happened on Sunday afternoon, according to Washington State Trooper reports. A North Bend man, Jason Halstead, died when he was helping a Bonney Lake man, 28, whose pickup was stuck in snow on the shoulder of Interstate 90.
Board takes first look at high school remodel options
Dec 18 2012, 1:17 PM
Eight years and at least $100 million from now, Mount Si High School could well be the most-populated high school in Washington state. That's assuming that Snoqualmie Valley School Board members decide to pursue one of the options for a high school remodel, presented at their Dec. 13 work session.
The options, as presented by Matt Rumbaugh of NAC Architects, would both require demolition of part of the existing school building and therefore have to be completed in phases, and would both build classrooms and a courtyard on what is now the student parking lot. Each would also temporarily take over the tennis courts across Meadowbrook Way from the building, and indefinitely take over the practice softball field there, too, for parking.
Homeless shelter group hosts public meeting Thursday
Dec 18 2012, 2:35 PM
A public meeting on the proposed winter homeless shelter to be hosted at North Bend Community Church is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20. The Church is located at 146 E. Third Avenue in North Bend.
The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter is planned to be an overnight-only shelter from a target opening date of Saturday, Dec. 22, through March 7. It will provide a warm, safe place for up to 40 homeless men, women and families with children to sleep, share a meal and access information to help them.
Strengths, depth shine for Wildcat gymnasts; Team is tough to beat in season’s third week | Slideshow
Dec 18 2012, 2:40 PM
Pauline Kaczmarek came all the way from France to study at Mount Si High School this year. She’s found a new family in the ranks of the Mount Si gymnastics team, where the senior has been making a name for herself on a squad that’s already packing serious talent.
Kaczmarek was among team members who broke into the nines last Thursday, Dec. 13, in a home meet with Sammamish that also featured competition by Bellevue and Newport. Increasingly deep, Mount Si had the highest team score despite some absences, which included Jenn Rogers, the up-and-coming sophomore who was singing in a school concert a few doors down.
No matter, as the Wildcats had the talent to dominate. While Sammamish’s Mykaela Davis had the top all-around score, 34.9—the athletic Davis was cheered on by everyone, including the Wildcats—Mount Si athletes filled out much of the top ranks in all four events.
Training for the uncommon: River rescue practice at Tolt | Slideshow
Dec 18 2012, 2:45 PM
To do this job, you need not only the physical strength and ability to get someone out of danger, you need the creativity to think up the various ways people get themselves into trouble all the time.
Members of the Eastside Fire & Rescue technical rescue teams spent a week recently honing all of these skills, at Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation. Working in shifts, all 33 team members spent a day learning the ropes of the team’s new rescue raft, a two-man inflatable designed to allow rescuers to float (on water) or slide (on ice or snow) right up to a victim, and an afternoon practicing climbing skills at Carnation’s Tolt MacDonald Park.
Snoqualmie Parkway, Snoqualmie pass reopens after snow closure | update
Dec 19 2012, 4:02 PM
Drivers stayed slow and steady on the morning commute Wednesday, Dec. 19, after snowfall put an inch or more of slushy white stuff on the Upper Valley.
In Snoqualmie, the Snoqualmie Parkway closed on the hill between Railroad Avenue (Highway 202) and Douglas Avenue. It reopened by 10:45 a.m. City plows hit the streets to clear and de-ice. By the afternoon, intermittent snow had turned to rain.
Classic Christmas movies showing this week at North Bend Theatre
Dec 19 2012, 3:43 PM
North Bend Theatre hosts three classic Christmas matinees, with free admission, this week.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, catch "Miracle on 34th Street," made in 1947.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, see the modern classic, "Elf."
Kanim wins for Snoqualmie Middle School girls basketball team
Dec 19 2012, 3:50 PM
The Snoqualmie 8th grade girls varsity basketball team continues to roll on, extending its undefeated streak to 11-0 over two seasons.
In their latest victory over Chief Kanim on Thursday, Dec. 4, Kallin Spiller led the way with 22 points, draining jumpers from the perimeter, and put-backs in the paint. Jillian Chellis was dominant on the inside with 10, Scout Turner tickled the twine from the elbow for 12, Hayden Frederick drove the lane from both sides for 11, and Kelly Keene, bombing from the outside, hit nothing but net from “3” land for another 12.