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Ski film legend Glen Plake visiting Snoqualmie Summit Thursday
Jan 15 2013, 2:37 PM
Elan Skis and The Summit at Snoqualmie announced today that world famous ski personality Glen Plake will visit the resort this Thursday, January 17.
Glen is inviting all skiers to come and ski with him at the Summit West base area where he’ll show participants some freestyle tricks as well as generally improving their freeskiing skills. Additionally, there will be an Elan ski demo evening in conjunction with Glen Plake’s visit to The Summit, also at the Summit West base area.
North Bend considers a ban on camping in parks, homeless sites
Jan 15 2013, 4:02 PM
A new ordinance, making camping on city property a fineable offense, is on the agenda for the North Bend City Council's consideration Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The ordinance, enacting the new Chapter 9.60 of North Bend Municipal Code, cites threats to public health and safety from campsites in public parks as a reason for its creation. It also specifically refers to encampments established by homeless people as contributing to those threats.
How far would you go to save your life? Solo show at Valley Center Stage looks at hard choice
Jan 15 2013, 4:22 PM
Seattle area singer/songwriter Eva Moon faced an impossible choice: Remove her healthy breasts and ovaries or face incredible odds of cancer.
Now, she has written a solo musical about it.
"The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes" is a funny, feisty, frank and fearless new show about turning a devastating prognosis into a new lease on life. It shares the humor as well as the struggle of dealing with a life-changing personal challenge. The show delivers a positive, uplifting message about taking charge of life and health - and does it with laughter and music instead of lectures.
Valley Record’s reader photo contest returns with new portrait, critter categories
Jan 15 2013, 4:37 PM
They say a picture tells a thousand words. This winter, you can help tell the story of the Snoqualmie Valley by sending in your shots of scenery, people and animals for the Valley Record’s sixth annual Scenic Photo Contest.
This year’s contest includes three categories: People, which would include portraits of locals; Animals, including pets and livestock with real personality; and Scenic, of the best local vistas, such as Rattlesnake Lake or Mount Si.
Prizes include a chance to shadow local portrait photographer Mary Miller of Down to Earth Photography. More prizes are to be announced.
'This was our one chance to get them': Snoqualmie woman stands up to armed burglars to stop home invasions
Jan 15 2013, 5:20 PM
A friend has already rearranged the letters in her name to spell ‘Batgirl’. She now owns an official plaque of commendation from the Snoqualmie Mayor. Tia Borgioli is a hero.
The Valley woman, who works in customer service and is a married mother of three, is definitely a crime fighter.
Tightening techniques: Physically and mentally, Mount Si wrestlers come into their own with Bellevue win | Photo gallery
Jan 15 2013, 5:12 PM
New skills were in evidence as first one, then another Mount Si wrestler deployed recently-honed moves against a league foe to lethal effect.
Mount Si handily won over Bellevue on Thursday, Jan. 10, but faces a better test this coming Thursday, Jan. 17, on the road at Mercer Island.
The Wildcats bettered Bellevue at home last week, 58-21, with pins by wrestlers who are honing both physical and mental technique as this season moves toward a climax.
Valley Financial Professionals to host special meeting on cash flow, taxes at North Bend Library
Jan 16 2013, 10:38 AM
The Valley Financial Professionals, a group of six Valley insurance, accounting, financial and legal agencies, hold a free lunch event, noon Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the North Bend Library.
Guest speakers Scott Rhode, of Reverse Mortgage Direct and Josh Stephens will discuss strategies to increase cash flow, lower taxes and grow assets. The session is aimed at homeowners age 62 and older.
North Bend celebrates 'embarrassment of riches' in volunteer spirit with the Kolkes, Nela Cumming
Jan 16 2013, 12:14 PM
Citizens of North Bend celebrated their own Tuesday night, with the announcement of the city's Citizen of the Year and Business Owner of the Year awards.
Danny and Robyn Kolke, owners of Boxley's Place, were less-than surprised to be named Business Owners of the Year.
"I kind of knew the jig was up when I started seeing saw all my customers walking in," said Danny Kolke, laughing.
"Hey, they're my customers, too!" Mayor Ken Hearing, who presented the award, reminded him.
Snoqualmie Mayor to share ‘State of the City’ this Friday
Jan 16 2013, 4:01 PM
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson outlines the 2013 state of the city at the Friday, Jan. 18, lunch meeting of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Larson annually discusses where Snoqualmie is heading in the chamber lunch, which begins with a networking session at 11:30 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC.
This year, Larson takes a more upbeat look at the city’s future, talking in part of how the city, and citizens, are funding inportant fixes for the future.
The event also includes business presentations and a raffle.
One VOICE’s winter help: Lessons of year two
Jan 16 2013, 4:03 PM
The collective of local service groups, churches and organizations called One VOICE recently wrapped up its second seasonal holiday drive.
The One VOICE Holiday Event provided gifts and necessities to more than 230 families and 750 Valley children.
One VOICE began last year with the purpose of bringing Valley organizations together to help others and avoid duplication of effort.