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For love of art, and Snoqualmie: Volunteer commission spreads artistic awareness | Photo gallery
Feb 26 2013, 2:48 PM
You can walk the block and find color and music in unexpected places in downtown Snoqualmie.
Try this for example. On the same February morning, four string musicians—Sheila Bateman and her three children in the Giovani String Quartet—played at City Hall, a teen choir sang in the downtown storefront, and youth and local art was on display in city hall and at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office. It was all part of an art walk organized by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, Downtown Snoqualmie Merchants Association and the Chamber, “For the Love of Snoqualmie."
Student artists send work to state Reflections contest
Feb 26 2013, 2:40 PM
In its annual celebration of the arts in schools, the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council hosted a reception recently for the 106 students who participated in the 2012-13 Reflections Art Contest, and announced the 30 finalists whose works will advance to the state competition.
Participants represented five schools in the district and submitted 111 works of art in total. All students received ribbons for their art, along with cookies and punch, as their work was shared through a video presentation and displayed on the walls.
Works that advance to the state level will be judged along with student work from across the state, and may be selected for national competition.
Champions of cheer: Total team effort delivers with first state title, surprise national finals appearance
Feb 27 2013, 4:16 PM
It happens in moments. Cheerleaders hit the floor between quarters in a varsity basketball game, unroll a mat. Four form a platform with their arms, and Natalie Holmes, a Mount Si junior, is catapulted into the air. She twists in the air, then lands in the arms of the four girls below. In a few seconds, they’ve rolled up the mat. Their stunt is done, and the game continues.
This performance took many hours to perfect. It may not be the main event of the night. But these cheerleaders are part of a squad that has gone farther than any Wildcat team this year.
Stranded snowmobilers rescued Tuesday on Blowout Mountain
Feb 26 2013, 2:45 PM
After two days stranded near Blowout Mountain in a winter storm, two snowmobilers were rescued early this morning, Tuesday, Feb. 26. With the help of King County Search and Rescue volunteers, they were able to hike out on the reverse path of rescuers who spent hours Monday night trying to reach them.
The 44-year-old Puyallup man and the 41-year-old Spanaway woman with him were "very cold and wet" when they reached the command post around 7:30 a.m., said King County Sheriff's spokesperson Cindi West, but otherwise unharmed.
Fall City talks community safety Wednesday
Feb 26 2013, 3:08 PM
The Fall City Community Association will host a community safety meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 Redmond-Fall City Rd., Fall City.
Residents can meeting Major Wills, a King County sheriff's deputy in charge of the Fall City area, and discuss specific safety concerns. Issues likely to be covered include graffiti, unusual traffic in neighborhoods, who to call when you spot something unusual, and a sharing of ideas on making the community safer.
River restoration project at Stillwater is topic of firehouse meeting Wednesday
Feb 26 2013, 3:10 PM
Learn about, then have your say on, a proposed habitat restoration project aimed at fish and wildlife on the river near Carnation.
The Wild Fish Conservancy, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), King County and Ducks Unlimited will be at a meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Duvall firehouse, 5600 First Ave. N.E., Duvall, to talk about the effort.
Carnation animal communicator Joan Ranquet heads to Northwest Women's Show Friday
Feb 27 2013, 4:12 PM
Local animal communicator and Carnation resident Joan Ranquet will be participating in the “Girl Talk” Women’s Forum on Friday, March 1, at the Northwest Women’s Show in Seattle.
Ranquet is an Animal Communicator, author and Founder of Communication with all Life University (CWALU). She works to help the average pet owner be able to “read their pet” better.
Snoqualmie council ponders special town hall meeting for impacts of affordable housing plan
Feb 27 2013, 11:43 AM
A special town hall meeting on the school and civic impact of a proposed affordable housing development on Snoqualmie Ridge looks to be in the works.
During Monday evening's regular Snoqualmie City Council meeting, Councilwoman Kathi Prewitt polled council members on the best date in March for a special town-hall style meeting on the Imagine Housing development near Eagle Pointe.
That meeting appears to be coming on or about March 20.
Two citizens spoke during the public comment period, both voicing a need for additional information about the planned 160-unit affordable housing development.
True nature: Reader Photo Contest celebrates the Valley's grand outdoors | Slideshow
Feb 27 2013, 5:11 PM
Mount Si is back on top again in the Valley Record staff’s judgment for this year’s Amateur Photo Contest.
Staff chose Bill Cottringer of North Bend, now a two-time winner in the contest, for his evocative shot of a rustic barn with a Mount Si view.
This perspective, he says, gets missed by most travelers on Ballarat Road, since the barn and the mountain are on opposite sides of the road, and passersby may not know the barn is there.
On a sunny day last December, Cottringer took this photo with a Canon 5-D Mark III camera with a 16-35 mm super wide angle lens, circular polarizer and square handheld neutral density filter.
Cottringer has been shooting photos as an avid hobbyist for more than 50 years—he bought his first camera in Japan when he was serving in the U.S. Air Force—without a bit of formal instruction, simply trial and error.
Readers' animal photos show Valley as a fantastic place to live | Slideshow
Feb 27 2013, 4:56 PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Record's staff judges seem to have preferred our feathered friends in the first Animals photo contest.
It can be tough to see evocative feelings in birds, as opposed to furry companions like dogs and cats, or our lively four-footed wildlife, such as Valley elk.
Yet first-place winner Pat McMartin of North Bend seems to have captured a universal feeling—facing a rainy day with spirit—in the shot of a fluffed-up, shiny bird in front of the home bird feeder, last November.
McMartin, who lives near Rattlesnake Lake, has a quasi-bird sanctuary in his front yard. He watched this young Brewer’s blackbird show up in the rain, feathers poofed, colors highlighted. The bird’s expression brightened Pat’s day.