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Out of the Past: Valley Lotto winner; new Snoqualmie Food Center opens doors; 'No' to waste plan

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 1:17PM

Thursday, July 28, 1988: Carrie Pierce, a clerk at the Thriftway grocery store for three years, won $1.5 million in the Washington State Lottery. She bought her usual one ticket, and didn’t find out she won until she went to work on Friday. She is the second Thriftway clerk to win big this year. Lori Brown, now a resident of Redmond, took the $5 million grand prize early last October.

Volunteers needed: Help out at the Festival at Mount Si

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 1:15PM

Serve your community—and help it party—by being a volunteer at North Bend’s Festival at Mount Si, held in August. Volunteers are needed for shifts on Thursday evening, Aug. 8, Friday, Aug. 9, and Saurday, Aug. 10.

Valley churches embark on school supply drive to help families in need

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 1:21PM

A joint effort of local churches will equip local students with all the necessities when school starts in September. Mount Si Lutheran and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church volunteers are currently gathering backpacks and all the notebooks, pencils and supplies that go into them, while Snoqualmie Valley Alliance is organizing its annual new shoe drive for students.

Register now for Festival at Mount Si parade

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 1:12PM

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.

444 Fire almost fully contained; Mount Si, Little Si trails are open

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 10:05AM

The main Mount Si and Little Si trails reopened today after being closed due to the "444 Fire," which is still burning but mostly under control on Mount Si. Hikes are asked to be cautious while using the trails, as conditions have changed, with fire crews and heavy machinery still working in the forest.

Help Sweet Tango get an MRI: Fundraiser is Saturday at North Bend Moose lodge

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 12:52PM

North Bend's pet supply store, U Dirty Dog, hosts a fundraiser dinner, 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the North Bend Moose Lodge on Sydney Avenue. The fundraiser helps a local dog, Sweet Tango, get an MRI exam and follow-up care.The evening includes an auction at 7 p.m. and dancing until 9 p.m.

Adopt one kitten, get the second half off, at county Animal Services

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 10:45AM

With kitten season in full swing, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has a great deal for people looking to adopt. During the month of August, when you adopt one kitten at the normal fee of $100, you can get a second kitten for half off. Regular pet licensing fees apply. The Animal Services center, which serves all of King County including the Valley, is located in Kent.

Riding high, not 21 yet, purse snatcher: Weekly Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 11:44AM

Riding high: At 8 a.m. Monday, July 22, a caller in the 300 block of Bendigo Boulevard North in North Bend reported the theft of his mountain bike, which he’d left unlocked, leaning against the wall of his home. He’d seen it earlier in the morning, he said. Police located the suspect, who also had more than 40 grams of marijuana in possession.

4-player scramble golf tourney, Aug. 9, benefits Mount Si boys basketball team

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 11:07AM

The sixth annual 2013 Mount Si Wildcat Basketball Golf Tournament Fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. This four-person scramble helps the Mount Si boys basketball team.

Quick shot at North Bend elk crossing | Reader photo

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 11:39AM

North Bend resident (and professional photographer) Sandy Horvath was driving along that city’s 426th Avenue with buddy and fellow shutterbug Danny Raphael last Monday, July 22, following a relaxed lunch at the Riverbend Cafe. Suddenly, an elk appeared. “I fortunately had my camera with me,” says Horvath, who snapped a shot as the elk “frantically crossed.”

Cheap reads: Annual book sale coming soon to North Bend Library

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08AM

The Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale will take place during regular hours, Friday, Aug. 9, though Sunday, Aug. 18, at the library. The sale will include gently used hardcover books, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs and CDs, priced from 25 cents to a dollar.

Sports storyteller: Experienced North Bend sports writer Dan Raley looks back on career, pens book on basketball player Brandon Roy

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 11:40AM

Dan Raley didn’t set out to be a journalist. When everyone else in his family was getting a business or science degree, Raley always wanted to do something different. When his best friend signed up to take journalism classes in school, Raley did it, too. After graduating from Western Washington University and reporting for a stint in Alaska, Raley worked as a sports and crime reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 30 years. Today Raley works for MSN.com and writes books about Seattle’s history. He and his family live in North Bend.

Tolt High School reunion is Sunday at Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 11:03AM

Long-lost alumni of Tolt High School can gather to catch up and recapture old times, Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., in Carnation. Some classmates may still remember the center as the former Odd Fellows Hall where they danced every Saturday night to Bob Wheeler's band.

Piano drop, anyone? Centennial concert to recreate concert that inspired Woodstock

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 4:43PM

For Duvall's 100th anniversary, the city is hosting the Sno River Rock Concert and Lighter Than Air Fair 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at McCormick Park. The concert celebrates not only 100 years of Duvall history, but the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair, an all-day rock concert in a Sultan pasture on Aug. 30, 1968, a year before the famous Woodstock.

Wildcat wrestlers face Islanders, compete at Kelso

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:28PM

The Mount Si wrestlers fell as a team, 30-37, against the Mercer Island squad, but several Mount Si wrestlers overcame their Islander opponents. Ryley Absher, at 145, pinned Kenji Walker.

Valley reunion in Arizona: Snowbird picnic scheduled in Yuma

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:30PM

Valley folks who spend the winter in the sun instead of the rain are organizing their annual get-together. The 11th annual Snoqualmie Valley Snowbird Picnic is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Lin's Grand Buffet, 2135 E. 16th St., in Yuma, Ariz.

Live music: Winterlings bring alternative folk to Black Dog

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:36PM

Regional alternative folk band The Winterlings play at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. Admission is free The Winterlings take listeners on journeys through flooded barns and cedar forests, chemistry labs and ferries crossing Puget Sound.

Tall orders: Snoqualmie woman turns family dilemma into growing online clothes business

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:39PM

Eighteen boxes of Andrea Williamson’s shirts and pants are lined up along a wall, ready to ship. Windows look out on timberland at her home near the old Snoqualmie Falls mill site. Sewing machines, patterns, a rack of prototype clothes and a file cabinet full of fabric samples are near at hand.

Wildcat Idol finale is Friday at Mount Si High School

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:40PM

The final round of the all-school talent contest, Wildcat Idol returns at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. at the Mount Si High School auditorium Pizza and other food will be served at a bake sale.

Inside the tech levy: How Snoqualmie Valley students use technology dollars | Photo Gallery

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:56PM

“Yes! IXL!” It doesn’t really sound like English when a fifth grade student rejoices to hear what the next lesson will be, but it is. It’s also math, and, it seems, a favorite in Snoqualmie Elementary teacher Deva Baruah’s class.

Connect with your teen at Snoqualmie Y workshop

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 4:00PM

Learn how to connect with the teen in your family, with help from a Snoqualmie Y workshop that begins Monday. "Staying Connected With Your Teen," a five-week series that will help strengthen your family’s connections, is 6 to 8 p.m. February 3, 10, and 24, and March 3 and 10, at the YMCA, 35018 SE Ridge Street on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Out of the Past: Honey Farm Inn rises, narrow escape from fire for family

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 3:59PM

Members of the Emery Maupin family narrowly escaped with their lives and lost all their belongings when fire raced through their rented home on the North Fork Road Wednesday evening, Jan. 22. Maupin, who works nights at Weyerhauser, was home to lunch when the fire broke out in the utility room.

Stopping bullying: Listen, focus and work with your kids

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 4:08PM

It’s inspiring to see how local youth, like the Opstad students described on page 2, are taking a stand against bullying, and more importantly, showing others how to react and stop it. Parents, other children and local educators should take note of what these kids are doing. At the same time, we should all educate ourselves about how to stop bullying before it gets serious.

School levies are for day-to-day needs; Please vote

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 4:14PM

Please make the effort and vote in favor of the Educational Programs and Technology levies for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Ballots are already arriving and the deadline for mailing them back is Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Opstad elementary students share wisdom in frank talks about bullies

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 4:29PM

All of Opstad Elementary School got involved when trouble came around last fall. The whole school participated in the anti-bullying assembly, “Trouble in Fairytalezania,” by Taproot Theatre, watching the play, laughing at the jokes, summoning a fairy godmother on cue, and taking home the message. Principal Amy Wright, has worked with Taproot Theatre in the past, and knew to expect a positive student response from their show.

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