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- Jan 2, 2013 at 10:58AM
The Snoqualmie Tribe Fund is accepting applications from local charitable organizations for grant help. The Tribe Fund has donated more than $2 million in the last three years to organizations working in various issues and areas, including arts and culture, community development, education, the environment and health and social services.
- Jan 2, 2013 at 10:59AM
When the bad weather starts to really hit home, that’s when nailing the newspaper porch delivery gets even more important. This week marks the second anniversary of the Valley Record’s switch to home delivery. We used to go through U.S. mail, and the change brought new benefits and connections but also the occasional headache. Ever wondered how newspaper delivery works? Consider this a brief lesson. Right now, the Record relies on 38 youth routes and 22 motor routes to get the paper to some 12,000 addresses. Every week, a small army of grown-ups and children, age 12 and up, form up on the Ridge and haul papers in Snoqualmie, Carnation and North Bend.
- Jan 2, 2013 at 11:00AM
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler A. Skelton has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Skelton is the son of Andrea and Thomas Skelton of Duvall and a 2010 graduate of Cedarcrest High School. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering that is fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 10:44AM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s January Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, explores the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) with speaker Laura Smith. Smith is the Executive Director of the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network. The event is open to the public and held at Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. A free lunch is provided. Register at www.snoqualmiehospital.org/community/lunch-learn.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 10:48AM
The Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK) at Cedarcrest High School continues to be an inspiring and popular choice among students. This is the 13th year for the club, advised by Peggy Filer. The seeds of the CHS RAK Club were planted in 1997 when then-teacher Kerry Gould shared a video on the dramatic impact people made by choosing to "pay it forward" with random acts of kindness. Students Samantha Ritter and Hadley Rose were inspired, and approached Filer with the idea of creating a new club, with a mission to create positive, meaningful activities for all students.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 11:03AM
Students from the Snoqualmie area have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for Summer Quarter. Students honored include: • Megan Alice Caros, a sophomore, and Amber Kay Shields, a senior from Carnation. • Daniel Nathan Scott, a senior from North Bend. • Peter Andrew Anderson, a senior from Snoqualmie.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 11:07AM
See an exhibit of seniors' art this winter at the Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center in Carnation. Each participant has submitted their first, most recent and favorite painting or drawing. The Sno-Valley Senior Center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 11:08AM
The shooting death of a 42 year-old Fall City man will be the subject of an inquest ordered by King County Executive Dow Constantine. A six-member panel will review the details of the Dec. 10 incident, in which the man, identified as Eric Todd Berg, with no permanent address, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 11:10AM
Mount Si High School Principal John H. Belcher has been named the KingCo League Distinguished Principal of the Year. The award, presented by the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP), recognizes principals with deep commitments to students, academic excellence and positive school-community relations. "In the past year and a half since John came on board here in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, there have been several significant initiatives and positive developments that expand upon past successes and many achievements at Mount Si High School," said Superintendent Joel Aune. "He brings tremendous energy, a strong focus on student voice, tireless commitment to raising achievement, and pervasive PRIDE for all things Mount Si."
- Jan 3, 2013 at 11:13AM
Pets aren’t just part of our lives. Often, they’re part of our family. And when a beloved companion animal dies, the pain can be nearly overwhelming. Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has organized a Pet Bereavement Support Group to help those who have lost a beloved friend. The group is peer-based, facilitated by RASKC volunteers. They share stories, provide each other with an understanding heart, and a shoulder to lean on.
- Jan 3, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jan 15, 2013 at 2:35PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses and individuals at its December meeting. Awards presented included: • President's Award: Kevin Hauglie, Hauglie Insurance Agency, Inc. - Farmers' Insurance • CEO Recognition Award: Danny Kolke, Boxley Music Fund and Boxley's Place
- Jan 3, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jan 8, 2013 at 4:52PM
Police have located the vehicle, but not the driver, believed to be involved in the Jan. 1 death of a North Bend woman. The victim, identified by the King County Medical Examiner as 57-year-old Lucinda Fisher, was killed by an apparent hit-and-run around 3 a.m. New Year's Day. King County Sheriff spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West reported finding the vehicle around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, but said there was no suspect yet. The white full-size pickup truck had some front-end damage and was missing its right-side headlight. The damage was consistent with debris found at the site of the accident, which included , which is consistent with debris found at the site of the accident.
- Jan 4, 2013 at 9:04AM
Drugs are the likely motivation behind two daytime burglary attempts on Snoqualmie Ridge around noon on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
- Jan 4, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 1:12PM
Searchers are combing Mount Si for signs of a skydiver who went missing Thursday afternoon after jumping out of a helicopter near the peak's summit. Around 2:30 p.m., a helicopter pilot called for help, reporting that a man had skydived out of his helicopter and did not show up at the landing zone after the jump. The pilot said a group of three men were alternately going up in the helicopter to jump. One would jump while the others waited at the landing zone.
- Jan 4, 2013 at 10:40AM
Crossing generational divides, no problem. Sparking 10 to 12 year-olds’ interest in how arthritis and Alzheimer’s Disease affect the body, simple. Getting a diverse group of students to work together—and work hard—outside of school hours so they can compete for little more than bragging rights, just as easy. None of these things were too difficult for the four Upper Valley elementary- and middle-school teams to enter the Washington FIRST (FIRSTWA) “Senior Solutions” competition in Bellevue Dec. 8 and 9. What they did have problems with were weak robotic arms, sensors that needed frequent recalibration, and dozens of other programming tricks to make their robots behave as needed, not to mention the expense of hologram technology.
'A real team effort': Cedarcrest girls keep up the pressure as second half of season begins | Slideshow
- Jan 4, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jan 8, 2013 at 5:13PM
The clock was in continuous mode, the Red Wolves enjoying a 50 point lead over the Tigers, but neither team was easing up. Both the Cedarcrest and Granite Falls girls squads battled for the ball down to the bell. It rang on a lopsided 72-16 win for Cedarcrest, now 9-2 and positioned for a strong run into the second half of the winter season. Pressing defensively and keeping the ball on the run are the strengths for this team, and while head coach Brad Knowles called off the press, with a huge lead, at the half, "We can't stop running."
- Jan 4, 2013 at 11:03AM
Extensive repairs to an old timber beam bridge that carries King County’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail over Griffin Creek will require a month-long closure beginning in mid-January. Significant repairs have already been completed to the bridge, which is located in the Snoqualmie Valley between Carnation and Snoqualmie, including replacing old wooden timbers that were rotted. A county work crew will install additional new wooden timbers that support the bridge structure beginning Monday, Jan. 14. The repairs are expected to take approximately one month.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jan 9, 2013 at 1:18PM
Jack Kelley, a man who brought Fall City's history to light and helped create its present infrastructure, has died at age 83. Born on December 26, 1929, in Snoqualmie, young Jack Elnathan Kelley was raised in Fall City, where he grew up absorbing the stories of this small, unincorprated King County community. Decades later, when he retired from a career as a Boeing engineer, he wrote and published the tales of his childhood. He went on to publish a seminal history of the town, "Jack's History of Fall City," in 2006. Kelley died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Bellevue. He is survived by his wife Judy Kelley, three children, two stepchildren, and a number of grandchildren. No memorial service is planned.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Jan 17, 2013 at 10:32AM
Sno-Valley Indoor Playground's annual Preschool and Enrichment Fair will be held on Saturday, January 26. Preschools, day care facilities and other businesses supporting families with young children will gather in one place to provide a great opportunity for Valley families to meet them.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:38PM
Hundreds of acres of organic farmland threatened by development in King and other Washington counties will be preserved in 2013 based in part on a $10,000 grant from Google Seattle. PCC Farmland Trust will use the funds to develop stewardship plans, monitor land use, farming practices and assist farm owners with identification and planning of ecological restoration projects. They also plan on engaging over 100 volunteers to restore farmlands and plant native trees in the Snoqualmie and Puyallup River Valleys.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:42PM
Joann Ernst of Issaquah, passed away Wednesday, December 28, in Bellevue. She was 91. A celebration of life was held at Flintoft's Funeral Home in Issaquah, and a private inurnment was held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:43PM
Last year, Mike Nelson and Rick Bouloumpus, custodians at Stillwater Elementary School in Carnation, were named Earth Heroes at School. Nelsom and Bouloumpus saved their school thousands of dollars by repurposing and reusing furniture, equipment and materials that would otherwise have been discarded. The money saved has benefited the school’s Science Docent Program. Who will be the Valley's Earth Heroes at School this year? You can decide.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Jan 8, 2013 at 4:51PM
Four days and nearly 4,000 man-hours into a search and rescue effort, King County officials called off the search for a missing skydiver Sunday evening. Sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West made an informal announcement at 6:44 p.m. on Twitter: "Ground search concluded for missing skydiver. Roughly 9 square miles searched. Remaining areas not searchable by ground." The missing skydiver is a 29 year-old Lakeland, Fla., man, Kurt Ruppert, who'd been with two friends, taking turns jumping from a helicopter near the west peak of Mount Si. He was reported missing around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, by the private pilot after his second jump, when he didn't return to the landing zone.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:50PM
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 8, 2013 at 4:14PM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center is celebrating the New Year with the first community Steak Dinner of 2013, Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Seatings are available at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The food is delicious, the company intriguing and the prices reasonable. Choose steak, Thai chicken or salmon for your entree at the dinner, which is open to all. The dinner, which includes salad bar and dessert is $15. Salad bar only is $9.