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- Jan 28, 2013 at 9:39AM
Alex Hiebert, a 2009 graduate from Mount Si High School, is now contracted to play professional football in Eastern Europe. Hiebert recently signed with the Belgrade Blue Dragons, part of the Serbian European Football League, and will play at wide receiver. The league season begins February 24 and runs through July 16.
- Jan 28, 2013 at 9:40AM
Water supply for the farmers of today and tomorrow is the topic of a workshop by Sno-Valley Tilth, Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance, Washington Land Trust and the King Conservation District, planned for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Carnation Library. One of the most important requirements to farm successfully in the Snoqualmie Valley is an available and dependable supply of irrigation water. Although the Valley is surrounded and often inundated with an abundance of water, the availability of that water for agriculture is limited to historic water rights that are publically documented.
- Jan 29, 2013 at 5:12PM
On his way to a house fire call around 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, a North Bend volunteer firefighter found it, just a few houses down from his own. The fire was burning at a neighbor's home, in the 13600 block of 432nd Avenue Southeast, and the firefighter contacted a resident on the porch. He learned that another resident, disabled, was unable to evacuate. The firefighter then entered the home and rescued the occupant from the back bedroom, where the fire may have started. All of the other occupants were able to evacuate themselves.
- Jan 29, 2013 at 5:13PM
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted the air quality burn ban in King County on January 21. “We are lifting the burn bans in King and Snohomish Counties because winds are picking up and temperatures are warming,” said Dr. Phil Swartzendruber, agency forecaster. “But Pierce County is still under the influence of cold and calm conditions, which could cause pollution to build up in areas where wood-burning is common. We need to keep a Stage 1 burn ban in effect to protect air quality in those communities.”
Growing pains: Mount Si girls find lessons, tout team-work in narrow Mercer loss, Totems win | Slideshow
- Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jan 30, 2013 at 11:49AM
Finding ways to come together and stay on top has been the Mount Si girls basketball team’s quest this past week. The team took the lead but then struggled in the Wednsday, Jan. 23, home match with Mercer Island. But they put it all together on Friday, hosting Sammamish. The Wildcats fell 55-46 on Wednesday. Mount Si led 32-25 at halftime, thanks to strong play by Madi Bevens in the first quarter—and the rest of the game—and a Grace Currie three-pointer. But Mercer Island steadily chiseled into that lead, and closed things out on the ‘Cats in the fourth quarter.
- Jan 29, 2013 at 5:21PM
A smoother, safer ride is the result of Northwest Railway Museum’s reconstructed rail crossing on Main Street in North Bend, finished last week, This fix is mainly a road improvement, says Museum Executive Director Richard Anderson. However, a new welded rail installed as part of the project allows an increase in the warning time for the signals on Bendigo Boulevard. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission awarded a $20,000 grant toward the welded rail and its installation to allow the increase in warning time for Bendigo Boulevard.
- Jan 29, 2013 at 5:23PM
North Bend’s longest-serving deputy had to make a tough call a few months back, when an old shoulder injury flared up and put him on sick leave. Did he nurse his shoulder back to health and come back for another two years of service in the community he loved and had served for nearly 25 years? Or did he sail off into the sunset of (early) retirement? He chose the sunset, and for a lot of good reasons: He’s planning to follow his own advice of “don’t get old!” Eng’s wife retired two years ago and he’s jealous that she gets to sleep in every morning; and he’s thinking about the future, both for himself, and the King County Sheriff’s Office.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 11:07AM
Angela Favero has opened her new organic boutique salon, Lula Ruby, in Snoqualmie. Favero, an 18-year salon industry veteran, specializes in ammonia-free hair coloring and organic styling, in an eco-friendly venue that is as healthy as it is beautiful. With Lula Ruby, at 7329 Better Way S.E. in the Kimball Creek Business Park, Favero aims to create a warm, comfortable, welcoming and safe organic salon environment for its neighbors in the Snoqualmie Valley. Since the beginning of her career as a hairdresser and educational leader at Gene Juarez Salons, Favero says she’s been committed to providing her clients exceptional client service, expert artistry, skill and education.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 11:10AM
Mount Si’s skilled gymnasts handled the Islanders, 170 to 158, at home Thursday, Jan. 24. Sophomore Jenn Rogers led on floor and beam, 9.7 and 8.9, respectively, and took the all-around score, at 34.8. Mount Si’s French exchange, Pauline Kaczmarek, led on beam and vault, with 8.4 and 9.3, and was second in all-around.
This week in Snoqualmie Valley history: Weyerhauser plant supervisor moves on, Tolt Demons, businessmen want on school board
- Jan 30, 2013 at 11:13AM
Revisit stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: • Somebody is going to have a new standing in the league after Friday’s game at Tolt High. The Demons host the Coupeville Wolves, both tied for third place. • Six candidates filed for three positions on the board of the Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 407. For Area 2, a Carnation drug store owner, doctor and farmer have thrown their hats in the ring.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 11:45AM
On Friday night, January 26, our home of 54 years was burned to the ground by fire. We lost everything. My son is in Snoqualmie hospital, my brother is in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with burns. We lost two dogs and two cats. But we are thankful. Our family was safe.
Homeward bound: Edmonds portrait artist’s mission of love gets big boost from Snoqualmie Middle School | Slideshow
- Jan 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Feb 4, 2013 at 11:17AM
The phone rang at 3 in the morning. Michael Reagan answered it, and met a mom in Scotland. She had learned about Reagan’s work, and needed him to create something for her. Something unique, and something he’s done more than a thousand times. Reagan is the Edmonds, Wash., artist behind the Fallen Heroes Project. For nine years, he has made portraits of soldiers who died serving their country, and sends them to families, free of charge. To date, he’s sent mailed or delivered nearly 3,200 pictures of soldiers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For that Scottish mom, and for other families, “I was the first phone call,” he said. “It means these are important.”
- Jan 30, 2013 at 12:03PM
It’s a Wednesday night at Boxley’s, and owners Danny and Robyn Kolke have got a small but growing crowd, about a dozen students ready to perform, and a musical hero on stage. “Chris Clark is a legend in the jazz world,” Danny says, gesturing to the smiling man in the beret, warming up on a string bass. “He’s our bass player tonight.” Yup, it’s a typical weeknight at Boxley’s Place in North Bend. The restaurant, open three-and-a-half years now, has live music every night, brings in famous names to perform and teach on a regular basis, and was just named one of the best venues for live jazz again this year by DownBeat Magazine. Most importantly though, it’s also exactly the place that the Kolkes wanted to create.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 12:26PM
Dozens of local citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations have already been nominated for the first annual Give Good awards of Snoqualmie Valley. Recognizing inspirational people and highlighting the hard work invested into making this community a great place to live, “the Give Good awards aim to celebrate the everyday heroes, outstanding citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations," says Angela Craig, President of the Give Good foundation.
- Jan 31, 2013 at 3:54PM
Mount Si High School graduate Jonna Massengill received the 2012 Careers in Healthcare scholarship award from the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation. This fall, she began her pre-nursing curriculum at Washington State University, with a goal of becoming a physicians assistant specializing in surgery. This marks the seventh year the foundation has awarded scholarships. “It also nicely dovetails with the Hospital District’s ongoing outreach to local schools, both high school and college,” says Foundation President Jim Schaffer.
- Jan 31, 2013 at 3:57PM
Grangestock is a potluck and open mic night happening from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at North Bend's Sallal Grange, starting this Friday, Feb. 1.
- Jan 31, 2013 at 3:58PM
It doesn’t feel like 20 years, not for Scott and Jill Massengill. But this married couple, both chiropractors, get a sense of how time has passed when they see the children. “We’ve got kids we started taking care of when they were babies. Now,” like their own daughter Danielle, “they’re in college,” Jill says. Thursday, Jan. 31, marks the 20th anniversary of the Massengills’ practice in North Bend. They’ve followed their healing profession on the same street, moving once—last year.
- Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06PM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls last week:
- Jan 31, 2013 at 4:09PM
As the Acres of Diamonds women’s shelter has changed the lives of hundreds of women over the years, volunteers have been transforming the Duvall shelter.
- Feb 1, 2013 at 12:52PM
Could you be a ‘Citizen of the Year’? There's no reason why not.
- Feb 1, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Feb 6, 2013 at 3:48PM
The Snoqualmie Valley is poised to become the first area in King County to see a package of redesigned transit services, which Metro says is aimed to meet the needs of locals.
- Feb 1, 2013 at 12:57PM
“California Suite,” by Neil Simon, is onstage starting Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Black Dog Arts Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. SE, Snoqualmie.
- Feb 4, 2013 at 11:11AM
Group Health’s Special Transportation Program needs volunteer drivers to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage, and determine their own schedules—including when, where and how often they will drive.
- Feb 4, 2013 at 11:12AM
In 2003, local owners Lynn Grisham and Ben Cockman founded Mt Si Sports + Fitness with the intent of making it an inviting, family-oriented establishment with something for everyone, and that is just what they did. Whether you simply want to walk on a treadmill while watching football on TV or train for a triathlon, this is the gym for you! “This is a fun business to be in. We take pride in being locally owned and operated and enjoy being active in our community. We have folks here of all ages, all shapes and sizes and they include a lot of very nice people,” says Ben.
- Feb 4, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Feb 5, 2013 at 2:56PM
On the strength of long shots and some tight free throws, Mount Si held off a physical Juanita Rebels team to win a weekend bye and the number two seed at KingCo. "Our guys beat a good basketball team tonight," said Mount Si coach Steve Helm, following Mount Si's overtime battle Thursday, Jan. 31, at home. In a fast, physical game, Mount Si rushed to a 12-9 lead in the first quarter, powered by a three-point shot from senior Trent Riley. Jason Smith sniped two big buckets in the third, and Jack Nelson got one of his own at 4:45, but Rebel point leader Ty Eng answered with his own long bomb at 3:50.