Story Archives

Archive Results — 20101 thru 20125 of about 22125 items

Art as vibrant as her personality: Meet new Valley artist Patricia Tamburini

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 5:43PM

If you were unable to attend Historic Snoqualmie’s last Art Walk on Friday, June 28, you missed an exciting opportunity. New Valley artist Patricia Tamburini created an acrylic masterpiece at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office and had a crowd of viewers pointing, “oohing” and “aahing” as if they were watching a firework celebration.

Letters | Clay Eals' power of the pen

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 11:33AM

On learning of Clay Eals’ planned departure from Encompass, I was immediately reminded of a famous line from one of the old “Laurel & Hardy” comedy films of the late ‘20’s: After botching another of Hardy’s well-thought-out schemes, Ollie is seen admonishing his partner Stan for his misbegotten action by yelling …”well, that’s another fine kettle of fish you’ve gotten us into!” Naturally in this scene, like all the scenes of this classic duo, Oliver Hardy was only thinking of himself and Stan Laurel was only trying to do what was best for everyone, including Ollie.

Building better ballfields: Chaplins North Bend Chevy, local Little Leagues improving the game

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 9:20AM

More than 700 local youth play ball through Falls Little League, which uses support from donators like Chaplins to fund ongoing ballfield improvements throughout the Valley.This year, the league put $40,000 into work at its eight playfields in Fall City and Snoqualmie. It's the league'e biggest investment in ballfields ever, says Terri Campbell, Falls Little League Treasurer.

Birth: Samantha Rose Davenport

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 11:43AM

Samantha Rose Davenport was born to parents Justin Davenport and Kayla Tachell of North Bend on Monday, July 8.She weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 and a half inches long.

Sticky car, party line: Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 11:38AM

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Wildfire burns off Mount Si Road, no evacuations ordered

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 1:00PM updated at 3:08PM

A one-acre wildfire is burning on Mount Si, just off Mount Si Road near 444th Avenue Southeast Friday afternoon, but no homes appear to be threatened by the flames. Crews from six engine companies, including the wildland North County Handline Team of Eastside Fire and Rescue and Duvall companies have responded to the fire.

Mount Si wildfire is three-fourths contained, human-caused | Photo Gallery

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 2:16PM

What fire crews from the Washington Department of Natural Resources are referring to as the "444th Fire" on Mount Si was held to 18 acres Sunday. The brush fire is still burning in steep, rocky terrain at the base of 4,100-foot Mount Si, between the Si and Little Si trails. Fire managers, according to DNR, say it's about 50 percent contained.

Help with Lower Valley Tour de Peaks pit stop, goodie bags

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 9:23AM

Carnation Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few volunteers to help with its portion of the Tour de Peaks bike run, The Chamber is a sponsor of the Tour de Peaks, a bike ride from North Bend to Monroe, which is coming through the Valley on Sunday, Aug. 11 Chamber volunteers provide a pit stop in Carnation for the 50- and 100-mile riders at the Tolt Commons Shelter.

Register now for Festival at Mount Si parade

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 9:31AM

The Festival at Mount Si's highlight is the Grand Parade, planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in downtown North Bend. Registration is open for locals, businesses, clubs and election candidates to enter and take part in the parade.

Kids camp comes to Fall City Methodist Church

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21AM

A free day camp for children ages 6 through 12 will be hosted at Fall City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, Aug. 2. ‘Secrets of the Kingdom, the Parables of Jesus’ is staffed with young-adult leaders from Twinlow Camp, offering crafts, stories, games, music, and opportunities for new friendships. Snacks and lunch provided. Registration and health forms available online at www.fallcityumc.org or by calling (425) 222-5458.

Team spirit: Finding love for the game with Snoqualmie Valley Little League

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 9:25AM

They’ll remember this game for years. It was triple overtime for the Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s 11-12 All-Stars team, when the boys got their big chance. All they needed was one run to deliver against Bellevue East, but the Ravens’ powerful defense, under pitcher Wil Helland, held them off as dusk was falling. But the All-Stars loaded the bases, and a hit by Troy Baunsgard brought home fleet-footed Frankie Cepeda to break the tie and advance a thrilled group of boys.

Youth soccer fundraiser coming soon

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 9:22AM

Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet hopes to help Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association score. In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Chaplins is teaming up with Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association to provide their players and coaches a fundraising opportunity and equipment this fall. The Chevy Youth Soccer program is similar to the youth baseball program, but helps area leagues.

'All she had was a backpack': YMCA does backpack, school supply drive for youth

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:30AM

YMCAs on the Eastside will host a backpack and school supply drive for local youth in need from August 5-23. The drive is in memory of Nicole Lehtinen, a foster youth whose life was cut short in an auto accident at the age of 16. After her father died, 6 year old Nicole became a foster child when her mother could no longer care for her. As she entered foster care, all she had from home was her backpack.

Letters | Salute to all the volunteers who made the Carnation Fourth a special one

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:22AM

It was another amazing Fourth of July Celebration in Carnation! Thank you to everyone who participated in the 5K Run for the Pies, the parade, Hot Rods & Harley show, 3 on 3 Basketball tournament and all the vendors. All of you make the Fourth of July Celebration great. Thank you to everyone who watched and visited all these events. Over at Tolt MacDonald Park, we had live entertainment which began with the Cascade Community Theatre's performance of the “Temptest” followed by Greg Brooks Duo, Ben Parrish and the Jack Ballard Band.

The King is back: Shakespeare in the Park Friday in Fall City

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:37AM

Theater buffs have one more shot this summer to see Shakespeare at Fall City Park. "King Lear" starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Fall City Park, Neal Road, Fall City. Grab your family, your friends and a picnic and come enjoy an evening of Shakespeare, presented by the Seattle-based outdoor theater company, Greenstage, with help from Friends of the Fall City Library and Fall City Arts.

Eyewitness on the fire line: DNR, EFR, prison crews attack Mount Si's '444 Fire'

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:29PM

Smoke gusts and curls along the trail and into my eyes as I work to keep up with DNR spokesperson Seth Barnes Sunday. We’re at the head of the fire, he says, walking along a steep trench that crews from the Department of Natural Resources, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and the Larch Corrections Center spent the last two mornings cutting into the hillside. The flames are just small fingers here, where DNR helicopters dumped 270-gallon buckets of water throughout the day Saturday.

Smart, small-town, and supernatural: Twin Peaks fans revisit their show, the Valley; Event starts today

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 12:54PM

Almost daily, North Bend is visited by devotees of the ‘90s TV series “Twin Peaks,” but this weekend, about 200 of them will gather for the annual experience of Twin Peaks Fest. “We used to joke that people take a pilgrimage to Mecca each year, and we go to North Bend,” said Rob Lindley, the new coordinator of the 21 year-old festival, along with his wife, Deanne. “For the next 72 hours, you get the feel of actually being in Twin Peaks,” is how Lindley describes it.

Get efficient: Valley customers can get on board PSE upgrade program, save cash

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:28AM

Puget Sound Energy is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky ductwork and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free. The service offered to PSE customers in Carnation, Issaquah, Fall City and surrounding areas has up to a $500 value per customer and could reduce their energy bills by approximately 30 percent.

Town hall meeting on marijuana businesses is Wednesday in Fall City

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 3:37PM

With the county poised to make a decision on where people can legally buy marijuana, Fall City hosts a town hall meeting on the zoning of cannabis businesses. The Valley meeting is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl., Fall City. The first hour is an open house with King County staff available to answer questions. The public comment period will begin at 7 p.m.

Grange on the Range to benefit North Bend Theatre

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 3:47PM

The Nursery at Mount Si hosts "Grange on the Range," a Sallal Grange open mic night, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in a benefit for the North Bend Theatre. All proceeds from donations and concessions will benefit the theater. Theatrical releases are changing formats, creating a big financial challenge for the North Bend Theatre, which will have to buy expensive new digital equipment just to remain in business. Many in the Snoqualmie Valley have rallied around the theatre and are helping to raise funds for the needed equipment.

West My Friend, Victoria-based folk band, plays at Black Dog Thursday

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:03PM

West My Friend, a rootsy indie folk group from British Columbia, plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Their sound includes mandolins, accordions, double basses, guitars, and four-part harmonies backed up by music degrees from the University of Victoria come together to form something unique and ear-catching. West My Friend is Eden Oliver (vocals, guitar, flute) Alex Rempel (mandolin, vocals,) Jeff Poynter (accordion, vocals) Adam Bailey (bass,vocals).

Fresh air ahead for North Bend's smelly sewer plant

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:29PM

Odor has been an issue at the North Bend wastewater treatment plant for years, but a new project approved by the North Bend City Council July 16 should cut the number of complaints. The council awarded a contract for up to $72,000 to Gary Harper Construction, Inc. of Sno-homish for repairs and updates to a 10-year-old dryer, plus electrical and piping modifications needed to complete the repairs.

Chili cooks, you’re wanted, at Festival at Mount Si; $300 prize

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:11PM

Local chili cooks, now is your chance to make a mean soup and win a fat cash prize. The What’s Cookin’ Chili Cook-off, sponsored by The North Bend Bar & Grill, returns Sunday, Aug. 11, to the Festival at Mount Si, held at Si View Park. Chili cooks compete for people’s choice and judges’ awards. The top soup chef gets a $300 cash prize, trophy and bragging rights.

No impact fee, no problem: Valley schools' Ryan Stokes addresses questions on school impact fee, affordable housing project

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:28PM

Next year’s school impact fee will be $8,000. Or $3,300 per multifamily unit. Either way, it’s a fee the Snoqualmie Valley School District won’t receive from any construction in the affordable housing area of Snoqualmie Ridge. And either way, it’s not a problem. “We don’t really budget impact fees, because they’re unpredictable,” said Ryan Stokes, the district’s director of business services. Besides, the school district won’t receive impact fees from any affordable housing project on Snoqualmie Ridge, whether it’s the proposed Imagine Housing development, or another project.

Close encounters with Thomas: Lots of smiles in Northwest Railway Museum's annual Tank Engine visit | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:27PM

It was a kid’s world the last two weekends at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Good summer weather shone for thousands of visitors to the museum’s annual Day Out with Thomas excursion. Families trundled tykes around the museum grounds, checking out entertainers, munching on hot dogs and pizza, watching puppet shows and getting up close and personal with the main draw, Thomas the Tank Engine, from storybooks and television.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.