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- May 17, 2013 at 2:46PM
Mailbox vandal: On Wednesday, May 8, a resident in the 300 block of Ogle Place in North Bend filed a complaint in the online reporting tool about mailbox vandalism. The resident said someone had apparently tried to remove the entire multiple-box unit by removing the base and bolts. The postal carrier had notified residents that mail couldn't be delivered to the box because of the vandalism
- May 17, 2013 at 2:22PM
The first-ever North Bend Blues Walk was a great success thanks to everyone involved. More than 1,200 people came out on Saturday, April 20, filling 13 venues downtown. Following in the same fashion as the successful Jazz Walk last September, music could be found all up and down North Bend Way from 6 to midnight and patrons wandered from venue to venue, enjoying the experience of it all. We had a great group of new venues added to the list with music in some unconventional places. There was live music in a retail storefront like Birches Habitat and a car dealership showroom like Chaplin’s Chevrolet. Thanks to all our host venues, the Pour House, Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge, Pioneer Coffee, Birches Habitat, Emerald City Smoothie, North Bend Theatre, Twede’s Cafe, Euro Lounge Cafe, George’s Bakery, Valley Center Stage, Boxley’s, Chaplin’s, and Scott’s Dairy Freeze.
- May 17, 2013 at 2:23PM
It is time for Mount Si’s spring football camp for next season’s sophomores, juniors and seniors. The camp includes several practices and scrimmages, a 7-on-7 event, and two team dinners. The varsity team will participate in one additional 7 on 7 tournament at UW on June 23
- May 17, 2013 at 2:30PM
If you can relate to the sign outside—“Nothing to Wear,” the name of Laura Herro’s recently opened clothing boutique in downtown Snoqualmie—then Herro is ready to change that. “Every woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear,’” says Herro, a recent Valley transplant from the Midwest. Pointing out dresses, yoga wear, then picking up a black jacket, she explains, “this is something you can wear every day, if you’re a businesswoman or a stay-at-home mom.”
- May 17, 2013 at 2:27PM
Our family has lived in North Bend for the past 13 years and only found out last Friday night that the North Bend and Snoqualmie fire stations are run by a combination of paid firefighters and volunteer medics. My son got into a serious ATV accident early last Friday evening, and we called 911 for an ambulance. Eight men arrived to assist with the accident. One man explained that three were paid firefighters, and the rest were trained volunteers. They have families and careers, yet give their time to help people in their community. Due to lack of funding and a fire department founded on volunteers, our community now relies on these volunteers to provide a vital service.
- May 17, 2013 at 2:31PM
Words to describe local artists Monty and Liam Wright: Humble, heartfelt and loaded with talent. These Snoqualmie Valley natives are father and son and enjoy their Scottish heritage as much as their love of music, writing and art. Monty recalls, “Liam’s love of art started in preschool when the teacher called me in to look at a comic strip titled ‘Butt Man’. It was literally a Butt with a cape and he had all these great adventures.” “He rode a dirt bike in one episode,” adds Liam. The teacher said he couldn’t continue the strip, but that didn’t stop Liam from exploring his creativity.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:39AM
The following students earned a 3.8 to 4.0 grade-point average at Mount Si High School. Students with an asterisk earned straight A’s. Ninth grade: Elene Apostol, Bianca Backman*, Abigail Bateman*, Christopher Bauer, Konrad Beattie, Olivia Bewsey*, Brianna Bilotta, Dayna Boord, Julian Bossio*...
- May 20, 2013 at 9:54AM
AAA gave the Salish Lodge and Spa and the Dining Room at Salish Lodge a Four Diamond Rating in 2013. This is the 23rd consecutive year the Salish has been included on the list, joining 28 other hotels in Washington and northern Idaho to earn the rating. The Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, formerly of Fall City, earned a coveted AAA Five Diamond Rating for the 11th consecutive year,
- May 20, 2013 at 9:41AM
Hank Van Liew, a five-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker from Mount Si High School, will be a Concordia College Cobber. He's the sole Washington player to commit to Concordia in Moorhead, Minn., as part of the 2013 recruiting class. Hank Van Liew, a five-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker from Mount Si High School, will be a Concordia College Cobber. He's the sole Washington player to commit to Concordia in Moorhead, Minn., as part of the 2013 recruiting class.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:46AM
Looking to honor resource conservation and sound recycling efforts, King County is now compiling its seventh-annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list for 2013. This list acknowledges businesses small and large that have excelled in preventing waste and promoted recycling.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:45AM
Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. South, North Bend. For information, call (425) 391-6034.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:38AM
Natalie C. Guterson of North Bend received a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Guterson, who attends Mount Si High School, plans to go into studies in foreign language. She was one of 800 high school students to earn achievement scholarships.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:56AM
The Snoqualmie Tribe Fund recently awarded donations to 113 organizations following its winter application cycle. For this funding cycle, 83 grant recipients were new, and 44 of the funded organizations are located in the Snoqualmie Valley. An expansion of the trail system at Meadowbrook Farm, Camp Korey’s farm-to-table program, Snoqualmie Valley School District’s STEM programs, and microchipping and vaccinations for Snoqualmie Valley pets were a few of the new local projects to receive grant funding.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:57AM
On Saturday, April 27, we once again participated in the federally supported prescription Drug Drop Day in North Bend. We had over 79 pounds of unneeded, unused or expired prescription drugs brought to our location for safe and environmentally sensitive disposal by citizens from throughout the area, both inside of and around North Bend.
- May 20, 2013 at 10:12AM
A four-way race for a school board seat and a three-way race for Snoqualmie City Council have developed at the close of the candidate filing period at King County Elections. Four candidates, two of them incumbents, have filed for Position 4 on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board. Both Marci Busby and G. Scott Hodgins were located in director district 4 after the school district redrew its director district boundary lines last summer. Prior to the U.S. Census and the redistricting that resulted from it, Hodgins had been in director district 1.
- May 21, 2013 at 12:18PM
Learn all about home organization, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Professional organizer Sandi Olsen offers shortcuts and insider tips to improve your environment and clear the clutter, every fourth Wednesday at the center. Cost for the class is a suggested donation of $1. Drop-ins are welcome.
- May 21, 2013 at 12:11PM
Seven dancers from North Bend’s IGNITE Dance and Yoga studio won class scholarships at a national dance convention, JUMP. JUMP tours North America with a group of master dance instructors. Studios register their top level dancers in this three-day dance workshop, with almost six hours of dance each day. Sammy Wargi, Kylea Bachelder, Aowyn Leiper, Sarah Carter, Eva Sten, and Halle Bratton of IGNITE won class scholarships, awarded to dancers who stand out with technique, strong performance ability, or great attitude.
- May 21, 2013 at 12:09PM
Fashionation, a fashion show fundraiser benefitting the Mount Si Senior Center, starts at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC. Enjoy high fashion, food and drinks, with a silent auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fashion show runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, which includes admission, appetizers, two drinks, and dessert.
- May 21, 2013 at 12:10PM
With two season races under their tires, the Mount Si Mountain Bike team is preparing for a third challenge. Despite grueling weather conditions, the team had a strong start to the season in its first race at Fort Steilacoom, Wash., on Sunday, April 7. The team placed fourth of 13. Strong individual performances earning a place on the podium were Forrest Golic, who took second place for junior varsity, and Jake Cleven, who took third place for the beginner’s category.
- May 21, 2013 at 3:27PM
A 20 year-old Newcastle man was arrested May 3 in North Bend, when deputies captured him with evidence of recent thefts, and in the act of committing another one, around 1 a.m. at Northeast Eighth Street and Thrasher Avenue Northeast. The man was captured during a car prowl, when a citizen, who owned the car, watched him approach and enter the car. The citizen called the police and deputies contacted the man, who was in possession of items he’d stolen from the neighborhood. He said he was visiting a friend who was house-sitting for a relative in North Bend.
- May 21, 2013 at 3:58PM
The next Snoqualmie Art Walk is 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 31. Find food, music and entertainment in downtown Snoqualmie. Artwork from Mount Si High School’s Festival of Arts will be featured at City Hall and Chamber of Commerce.
Good news and bad: Standing-room North Bend crowd discusses fears of crime, drugs and homeless at community meeting
- May 21, 2013 at 3:54PM
He was in a minority of two in a community safety meeting Thursday night, but Dave Black offered the roughly 200 people there some good news. It was regarding a drug dealer that he’d previously complained to the North Bend City Council and police about, a drug dealer who was now gone. “He did it,” Black said, pointing to North Bend’s Police Chief Mark Toner. He “got them out of there” in a few weeks’ time, Black said, but not alone. “You have to work as a team,” Black told the audience, nearly all of whom were tense after a recent series of break-ins and last Monday’s home invasion and homicide just outside the city. “Don’t be afraid, write plates down, call him, tell him—we are a community and a team—if you don’t, you are part of the problem."
- May 21, 2013 at 4:00PM updated May 22, 2013 at 10:20AM
It was, briefly, an exercise in patience. And a test of how close Valley residents really are. “Lady with the purple shirt. What’s your name?” called out Mary Miller. “Nice to meet you.” Miller was 60 feet up on an EFR ladder truck, painstakingly moving participants in her second annual “Heart of the Valley” community photo into place, one local at a time.
- May 22, 2013 at 12:05PM
Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 S. Main, North Bend. Get some vegetable starts, perennials and annuals, or an ornamental tree or bush. This plant sale supports two scholarships to Mount Si High School seniors involved in horticulture.
- May 22, 2013 at 12:09PM
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recognized 82 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA in honor of Arbor Day, observed last month. Snoqualmie is one of them.