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Town Hall meeting: Discussion on Imagine Housing's Snoqualmie complex is next week

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 10:43AM

The city of Snoqualmie will host a town hall meeting focusing on the potential Imagine Housing affordable housing project in Snoqualmie. The town hall meeting will be on Thursday, March 21, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 SE River Street in downtown Snoqualmie. Project plans have not been submitted to the City of Snoqualmie for approval, but may be considered at a City Council meeting in the future if a formal proposal is made and additional research is provided. While a quorum of the Snoqualmie City Council may be in attendance at the town hall meeting, no action will be taken.

Who's a Snoqualmie? Weekend gathering looks at amending the tribal constitution

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 11:04AM

Solving the question of who belongs to the Snoqualmie Tribe has become an important issue among many of its members. Working toward that solution, a group of people claiming the required one-eighth blood quantum called a meeting of the tribe's General Council to discuss the issue, Sunday, March 10, at the Preston Community Center. "Hopefully we can bring unity to our people," said Milan Gabel, Jr., one of the organizers, who hopes the meeting will lead to new Tribal Council elections and ultimately, an amended constitution."We do want to be able to amend the constitution, to bring the rest of them that are under an eighth (in)," Gabel said.

Floodzilla reports suggest rivers will rise this week, but not to flood stage

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 11:43AM

Reports coming in from the Carnation-based Floodzilla river-watching website suggest a spike in flow in the Snoqualmie River this week. The crest is expected late Wednesday and early Thursday, March 13 and 14, with the river reaching just-below-flood levels in Snoqualmie—10.5 feet, about three feet below flood stage, and 12,000 cubic feet per second—about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

North Bend's home business ban on tattoo parlors passed in emergency ordinance

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Mar 12, 2013 at 5:06PM

Tattoo parlors are not allowed in North Bend, except in an employment park zone on the extreme eastern edge of the city. At least, that's what North Bend planning staff thought until tattoo artist David Herman, currently of Redmond, made plans to move to North Bend. Herman, owner of Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery (www.tatguy.com), had planned to open his shop April 1 in a building on Ballarat Avenue, squarely in the city's Downtown Commercial zone, where such businesses are prohibited. However he also planned to live in the building, making his business a home-based business, and a legal one, according to the city's code.

Corned beef and Celtic music at senior center

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 12:45PM

“Get Yer Green On," a celebration of St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish is 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 15, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation. Enjoy a diner of corned beef and cabbage, plus a no-host beer bar and Celtic music by "The Fire Inside." Event includes a no-host beer bar.

Sounds of Snoqualmie: Musicians sought for city's 2013 summer concerts

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 4:39PM

Snoqualmie's parks department needs musicians to participate in its annual Sounds of Snoqualmie outdoor summer concert series. Musicians and bands can apply for one of three concerts with tentative dates of June 30, July 21, and August 25. All three concerts will be on Sunday afternoons at Snoqualmie Community Park, 35016 SE Ridge Street. If you are a solo performer or have a blue grass, country, jazz, classical, pop, or rock band, please apply. All types of music that is appropriate for all ages to enjoy will be considered.

New State Rep: Prioritized budget plan would fund K-12 education, reforms first

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 4:47PM

While I am the newest member of the 5th District legislative team, I am no stranger to the education reform and funding debate. As a “PTA dad,” former president of the Issaquah School Board and an original advocate with statewide education groups, reforming education to better serve students has been my top priority. The goal of our reform efforts has always been to improve our schools through accountability to parents and students, raise the bar on curriculum standards and put children ahead of the adults in the education system. We also fought hard to address how the state funds K-12 education.

Letters: Doggone it, those are great Reader Contest photos

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 4:51PM

Doggone, nearly five years I lived in the Valley and I never managed any great photos like the ones submitted for the Reader Photo Contest. My congrats to the winner and all who participated, I do believe I need to get back up there for a visit...with camera!

Noises off! Lower Valley's Cascade Community Theater offers funny farce this week and next

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 5:00PM

With reviews calling it "the funniest farce ever written," the next production by Cascade Community Theater, "Noises Off" promises an evening or afternoon of laughter. The show, written by Michael J. Frayn, follows a cast of itinerant actors as they try to rehearse and perform a play-within-the-play, a flop called "Nothing's On." Filled with slamming doors, flying props, pratfalls and at times mass hysteria among cast and crew, "Noises Off" highlights what people love about live theater, and about drama, onstage and off.

Share a St. Patrick's Day potluck in Carnation

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 4:40PM

Green eggs and ham, anyone? Bring your favorite breakfast dish to the Sno-Valley Senior Center for an early St. Patrick's Day potluck. Breakfast is served 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at the center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation.

Fifth District lawmakers to host town hall meeting March 16 in Snoqualmie

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 4:48PM

Representatives Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz along with Sen. Mark Mullet invite 5th Legislative District residents to attend an upcoming town hall meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas Street, Snoqualmie. During the town hall meeting, citizens will receive an update on the 2013 legislative session and have an opportunity to ask the legislators questions and briefly share their comments or concerns about legislation, state government and issues affecting the 5th District.

Couple explores AIDS impact in Africa; North Bend Grange to host Imani Project presentation

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 5:03PM

Learn about the impact of AIDS in Africa when the Sallal Grange hosts the Imani Project Presentations, 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Grange Hall, 12912 43nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. North Bend residents Phillip and Diane Garding will talk about their trip to Kenya, to provide medical clinics and classes in Kenyan villages, and to visit with children orphaned by AIDS. The presentation will follow a potluck meal which runs from 6 to 7 p.m. All are invited.

Riverview readies for Kindergarten registration

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:38AM

Riverview School District will hold its annual Kindergarten registration in March. Carnation Elementary School hosts a parent information meeting and “meet the teachers” event, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the school library. For questions, contact Carnation Elementary at (425) 844-4550.

Letters | Don’t forget about Dave DeSelle

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:40AM

In your February 13 issue, you had the story of my company, Wentz Electronics, and our 51 years in business. What a great job Seth Truscott did in telling our story.

For people who use North Bend’s homeless shelter, it’s a rare haven

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:48AM

Problems brought this group of people together, the guests of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter. Unemployment, mental or physical illness, disability and addiction all contributed to one or more of the 30-plus guests’ showing up in the North Bend Community Church’s dining room on this blustery February night.

Mount Si fastpitch softball: Meet the eyes and ears of the team

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 3:52PM

Most of the big names are back as the Mount Si softball team reloads this spring. Familiar leaders, like seniors Mickey Blad, Lauren Smith and Tamarra Crowe, and experienced younger players like Celine Fowler, Paige Weatherbee, Nikki and Jenny Carroll, Rachael Picchena and Britney Stevens, bring strong potential. Smith, at center field the eyes and vocal brain of the team, has been a varsity player all four years of high school. She works hard: "I like to push myself on the field, and academically," says Smith. She wants to push that hard-working philosophy to the whole Wildcat gang.

Band of brothers: Mount Si baseball looks to mix it up with close, defense-heavy group

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 3:55PM

The new team coalescing on the Mount Si baseball team looks to make its mark with solid defense and hitting. Ten seniors make for a well-rounded team that includes Wildcat baseball vets. "We've got a good core," says senior Brian Woolley, who, with Griffin McLain, was part of the unforgettable state championship run in 2011. "I want the same thing as two years ago," says Griffin McLain. "We have the talent to do it."

'We're definitely going to play': Mount Si tennis reloads for spring

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 4:59PM

The Mount Si girls tennis team is practicing on their blue courts. It's a cool day, chilly, perhaps. "At least we're outside," says senior Cheyenne Dixon, returning volleys in singles practice match. "Last year we were barely outside," on account of ceaseless rains. By today, a little more than a week into practice, this team has had more time outside than in the bulk of last spring. That means that this squad is already improving on the 2012 season.

Farmers and mentors: Snoqualmie Valley's organic farmers offer help getting started Saturday

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2013 at 4:43PM

A meeting for people interested in starting their own organic farm under the mentorship of an experienced farmer is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Jubilee Farm in Carnation. Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley have initiated a Mentoring Program to help connect people who want to pursue organic farming as a livelihood to available farm land, and to experienced farmers who can help them get started. The organization of organic farmers in the Valley, Sno-Valley Tilth (SVT), and the Cascade Harvest Coalition, are co-hosting the meeting at Jubilee Farm. The event is designed for people who have the interest and are ready—with a little help—to get the ball rolling.

Out of the past: Merchants frown on left-turn lane, Carnation ponders police, Scout Cabin changes

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 5:07PM

The stories of the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: Thursday, March 10, 1988 • The new left-turn-only lanes on North Bend Way may have slowed traffic and improved safety, but downtown merchants don’t appreciate it. They say the change has created dangerous driving situations, especially at the North Bend Boulevard intersection and the Shop-Rite entrance.

Fatal Snoqualmie hit-and-run case not stalled, investigators say

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 5:11PM

Lucinda Fisher, 57, of North Bend, died as she walked on a Valley road in a hit-and-run accident early-morning New Year's Day. By 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, King County sheriff's deputies located the pickup truck they believed to have hit her. In the two months since then, Fisher's killer, the person driving the pickup that struck her in the 10200 block as she walked along 394th Place near Snoqualmie, has yet to come forward, and has yet to be arrested.

Find the treasures, pleasures of Snoqualmie in weekend art walk, week-long hunt

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 5:02PM

Downtown merchants and the Snoqualmie Arts Commission team up this week to promote the district's treasures and pleasures, in an art walk and special scavenger hunt. "Treasures and Pleasures" starts Saturday, March 16, with an art walk, open house and treasure hunt, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can admire storefront art displays and enjoy entertainment courtesy of The Snoqualmie Arts Commission. Check out activities, seasonal displays and specials from downtown merchants and businesses. Look for the balloons at participating locations.

Pinocchio is star of Si View Family Night, Friday in North Bend

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 5:03PM

Pinocchio Family Night is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend. Valley Center Stage brings its production, a hilarious, interactive play put on by local talent. Family nights are co-sponsored by Encompass and Si View Metro Parks.

Extra DUI patrols out in the Valley for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

  • Mar 15, 2013 at 3:02PM

Police in the Snoqualmie Valley are ramping up their DUI patrols over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Extra patrols are part of a region-wide traffic emphasis. “Don’t press your luck this weekend. Make sure you and your friends get home safely,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. “If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver, ride the bus or take a cab.”

Back in the swing of things: Cedarcrest Track and Field hosts jamboree

  • Mar 15, 2013 at 3:14PM

On Thursday, March 14, the Cedarcrest High School track and field hosted a track jamboree with Bothell and Granite Falls, their first meet of the season. It was a good meet to get veterans back in the swing of things, and rookies introduced to the high school program, related Red Wolf head coach Bruce McDowell. Junior Logan Orndorf took first in the 800 and 1,600 meter race. Junior Quinn Radbourne also clocked 2:04 in the 800 meter race, taking second.

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