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The people of the Valley: Portraits capture more than words in Reader Photo Contest | Slideshow
Feb 27 2013, 4:52 PM
They say a picture tells a thousand words. When you look into a portrait of a person, you might find entire life stories, whether your subject is 8 months old or 80.
In our first People photo category, Record staff selected Terry Adams’ portrait of Jace Lee at Mount Si Lutheran Church’s Harvest Carnival.
“I took the picture because I liked the expression Jace had as he was concentrating intently on decorating a cookie,” says Adams, who lives in North Bend, and has been snapping photos of the Valley for 10 years.
Valley bus service advertising for executive director
Feb 28 2013, 12:56 PM
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, the community bus service operating from the Mount Si Senior Center, is advertising for an executive director.
The service, which is available to the general public, has been operating since 2003 with funding from the Snoqualmie Tribe, King County Metro, and the Washington Department of Transportation. The director position is a full-time position reporting to the senior center's Board of Directors, with a salary range of $45,000 to $65,000 annually.
The new director will start July 1.
Cows meet clams: Forest stewardship workshop planned in Carnation
Feb 28 2013, 4:08 PM
A workshop on forest management, “Where Cows Meet Clams,” is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Camp River Ranch, 33300 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation
Designed to help forest landowners keep their resource businesses succesful, the workshop provides information on water and habitat, forest inventory and management plans, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and marketing, cost-share opportunities, low-impact development and natural landscaping), marketing tools and how tourism and economic development trends can generate new revenue.
Letters | Winter Shelter helps hundreds, but needs aid
Feb 28 2013, 4:15 PM
Since the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter has opened, we have logged more than 1,900 volunteer hours from over 100 people and have served over 550 meals (not including sack lunches) from many groups all over the Valley. All of us from the shelter have been pleasantly surprised by the great amount of support from this community. The shelter has been able, through all of its many partners, to find veteran’s benefits for one of its members and Social Security benefits for another. With work shirts and boots, three members of the shelter have found jobs.
Most importantly, we have been able to erase some of the stigma and fear of the unknown surrounding the homeless through the forward-thinking people of the Valley. As a result of the amazing number of people with the insight to see that the future is better for us all by giving these people a chance, many thanks. These folks have been able to come out of survival mode and with some nutritious food and a safe place to sleep; many have begun to make decisions that will positively impact their lives. These changes will mean a better future not just for these people, but also for the health of the community at large as they become contributing members of the Valley, and dare I say, taxpayers. We have, collectively, improved the health of the homeless in our community in the short term, but more importantly, we have taken the first steps to improve the health of our community.
Poet helps Lower Valley middle school students explore the craft of writing
Feb 28 2013, 4:34 PM
“If you have a command of language and an understanding of the written word, there is absolutely nothing you cannot do.”
These words hit home for middle school students on Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, when acclaimed author, poet, artist, and instructor Quraysh Ali Lansana led a workshop with Matt Stewart’s first period eighth-grade language arts class. The workshop was one of several courses that Lansana led in sessions at both Tolt Middle School and the Riverview Learning Center the week of Feb. 4 to 8.
John Banas, core Carnation volunteer firefighter, dies at 52
Feb 28 2013, 4:35 PM
John Thomas Banas, a key volunteer fire department member in Carnation in the 1980s and '90s, died Saturday, Feb. 16, in Puyallup, Wash., from an extended illness. He was 52.
Banas was a volunteer with King County Fire District 10 (now Eastside Fire & Rescue) in Carnation, where he served during the late 1980s and well into the 1990s.
Banas is remembered by EFR as a part of the core of the volunteer response group.
Get the blues in new music walk coming to North Bend in April
Mar 19 2013, 9:36 AM
On April 20, 12 venues in downtown North Bend will play host to an evening celebrating the blues.
The North Bend Blues Walk spans four blocks in old-town North Bend, including The Pour House tavern, Pioneer Coffee, Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge, Emerald City Smoothie, North Bend Theatre, Twede's Cafe, Euro Cafe Lounge, George's Bakery, Valley Center Stage, Boxley's, Chaplin's Chevrolet, and Scott's Dairy Freeze.
Appearing are Northwest blues artists including the T-Town Aces, Blues Redemption, Bryant Urban, Nick Vigarino, Rod Cook, Eric Madis, The Wired Band, Brian Lee Trio, Kim Field, Paul Green, Brian Butler, the Chris Stevens Band, Dan O'Bryant, John Stephan Band, James King & the Southsiders, Little Bill and the Blue Notes, and others.
Out of the past: Firemen respond to ammonia leak; septic fears; a rolling bank visits the Valley
Mar 01 2013, 1:59 PM
The stories of the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include:
February 25, 1988
• Bertha Michel had a problem last year when she wanted to sell her Tolt Hill home. The buyer's financer required a certified designer to approve her septic system, which meant $2,000 in repairs and installation of a 500-foot drain field. Michel's complaint was that the septic system, installed in 1955, was working fine, but she was still required to improve it.
The virtues of a simple seed: Gardeners exchange wisdom in Fall City | Photo gallery
Mar 01 2013, 2:24 PM
They came for practical reasons, and for political ones, and they came by the dozens. Fall City's old Masonic Hall was crowded with gardeners last Saturday, Feb. 23, during Transition Snoqualmie Valley's third annual seed exchange, picking up seeds and advice from other local gardeners.
Jaymie Blatt of North Bend, a two-time participant this year, came prepared with her own seed bags and a permanent marker for labeling. Carey Thornton, a Tilth employee and Seattle resident, was there as a gardener first, but couldn't stop herself from extolling the virtues of a three-foot, curving Tromboncino squash. It can be eaten small, like zucchini, or after its skin turns golden and hard, like the butternut squash it resembles, she said, as she scooped a few seeds into a bag for herself.
Here, take these bullets: North Bend sheriff's deputies dispose of aging ammo with a bang
Mar 01 2013, 2:04 PM
When most of our trash gets collected, it’s uneventful. The stuff gets squashed into a truck, then dumped in a landfill. But when some of our more unusual waste is disposed of, it creates fireworks—for example, when ammunition gets dropped at the North Bend Sheriff’s substation, as occasionally happens.
“Generally, we blow it up,” says North Bend’s Police Chief Mark Toner.
We in this case, is not the deputies at the substation, but the King County Sheriff’s bomb squad, which destroys old bullets collected from the community, on its training range.