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For North Bend’s hero dispatcher Mark Wood, saving lives is a team effort
Apr 26 2013, 9:37 AM
It was late in the day last September when Mark Wood answered the phone.
The caller was a mother. Her son was unconscious, and she needed help. Wood, an emergency dispatcher, was the first, life-saving voice she heard.
While emergency medical technicians rushed to the woman's Eastside home, Wood, a dispatcher at North East King County Regional Public Safety Communications Agency, or NORCOM, calmly walked her through the steps of CPR. His instructions, working through the mother's actions, helped save the son's life.
Weekend yard sale is benefit for church youth group
Apr 26 2013, 10:21 AM
The high school youth group at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Snoqualmie holds their semi-annual Community Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the church.
This event is the youth group's biggest fundraiser of the year; teens earn funds for a summer mission trip.
Finding her niche, Mount Si Artist Guild leader Pam Whittington celebrates all arts | Creator profile
Apr 03 2013, 11:44 AM
Valley artist Pam Whittington fondly remembers when she began loving art.
“When I was in high school, I painted a floral picture on a burlap sack using a pallet knife and acrylics. I gave it to my mother and she put it up on the dining room wall as a centerpiece. I was so proud. It was ‘70s avocado, green and blue, and my mother loved it.”
From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pam moved all over the country while her father was in the U.S. Navy. The Pacific Northwest was her favorite place to live so she settled in Snoqualmie with her husband, Tim, and their three children.
Snoqualmie school district goes for re-fi option, saves money
Apr 03 2013, 11:25 AM
The Snoqualmie Valley School District recently refinanced a portion of its outstanding bonds from 2005, to take advantage of more favorable municipal bond market conditions. Through the refinancing, the district secured more than $655,000 in debt-service savings over the life of the bonds, or about 16 percent.
These savings allow for reduced tax levies. They are not available for district expenses.
During the life of a school bond, often 20 years, a school district is allowed just one opportunity to refinance. Interest rates on the new bonds will average 1.73 percent, compared to 5 percent on the old bonds.
Issaquah chamber leader Nate Perea tapped as new Valley Chamber CEO
Apr 03 2013, 1:48 PM
Nate Perea, fresh from the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, is the new CEO and executive director of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber. He started Monday, April 1.
Perea, formerly Director of Membership Development for the Issaquah chamber, says he’s honored and excited to be here.
Remembering Jimmy Mac: Memorial sports scholarship gets a boost this Friday with help from Huxdotters
Apr 03 2013, 11:50 AM
James Michael McKiernan loved his team.
As a teenager, ‘Jimmy Mac’ had to hustle to make the varsity football squad his senior year. But this member of the Mount Si class of 2006, son of Jim and Karen McKiernan, worked hard and became the heart of his team in ways his ex-teammates still remember.
A college graduate, with a promising job as a seed broker in Eastern Washington, the young McKiernan’s life ended in a tragic highway accident in 2011.
University of Washington riders return to North Bend
Apr 04 2013, 9:01 AM
The University of Washington's Omnium cycling event returns to North Bend for the second year on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7.
Cyclists will stage from Two Rivers School, 330 Ballarat Ave., for a series of men's and women's road races on a 6.2-mile loop on Saturday. Team time trials take place in a nine-mile course on Saturday afternoon. A criterium race takes place on a half-mile loop in downtown North Bend, between Main Avenue and Downing Avenue and Third and Second streets.
Hospital district considering 50-year lease for high-school skills center on Ridge
Apr 04 2013, 10:51 AM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital commissioners meeting tonight in Carnation will consider approval of a long-term lease of part of their new Snoqualmie Ridge campus as a training center for high school students exploring health care careers.
A partnership between the hospital and the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC), will create a WaNIC Skills Center, or branch campus, on the site of the future Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, and will draw students from about 10 school districts.
Under the agreement, the Lake Washington School District would lease the land on behalf of WaNIC for a nominal fee, $1 a year.
Snoqualmie teen Anna Mounsey racking up titles, soaring down mountains
Apr 04 2013, 2:45 PM
Snoqualmie 17-year-old Anna Mounsey is among the top skiers of her age group in the nation.
Mounsey took her fourth national championship title by winning the Super G, Downhill and Overall titles at the 2013 Marriot U18 National Championships in Mammoth, Calif. Along with the 2012 Slalom title, Anna becomes one of the most decorated U18 (16- and 17-year-old) champions of all time. Anna competes with Team Alpental Snoqualmie.
“Anna is an all around skier, champion and ambassador for the quality of our local team. Her skills were sharpened on Alpental’s world class terrain and it is satisfying to see her execute her skills on the national level,” says Evan Weiss, director of Team Alpental Snoqualmie.
Poor, 'hick' school no longer: Principal, PTSA want to transform bad perceptions of Mount Si High
Apr 04 2013, 2:48 PM
There are two different versions of Mount Si High School in the Valley. There’s the “phenomenal school” that Mount Si Principal John Belcher describes, with steady growth and ever-improving student test scores.Then there’s the academically lax, racist ‘hick’ school that seems to persist in common memory.
The latter Mount Si doesn’t really exist any more, Belcher said at a March 27 meeting of the Mount Si High School PTSA. The purpose of his presentation there was to start putting an end to that image.
“On all measures, Mount Si is really growing,” Belcher said. “We have the expectation of our student body that they can achieve at much, much higher levels.”