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- 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.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 12:59PM
Byron Fehler of Snoqualmie hit a hole in one shot Saturday, July 26, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Fehler used a seven iron on 195-yard hole six at the Ridge, a downhill par-three.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:20PM
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary presents a check Thursday, July 25, to the Executive Director of Rotary First Harvest David Bobanick for a total of $7,500, proceeds collected from the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Presidents Cup Golf Tournament in June. The money allows Rotary First Harvest to provide 500,000 meals to people in need. An additional donation is being made to the Mount Si Food Bank.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:13PM
Mount Si Lutheran Church offers a free Vacation Bible School for children entering preschool through sixth grade, Sunday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 8. Every evening from 6 to 8 p.m., children rotate through craft, games, snack, crafts, story, and video. Bible school opens and closes with music and a slideshow. The theme this year is "Kingdom Rock: Where kids stand strong for God!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 9:36AM
Get to know local police and learn how to make a safer Snoqualmie this Tuesday night. From 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, Snoqualmie Police Department hosts National Night Out Against Crime.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54AM
I’m responding to Sue Mackey’s letter from July 10 in which she advocates confronting and calling attention to people using handicap parking when it appears that they have no physical disability. Ms. Mackey describes an encounter at the Mount Si Golf Course in which a man is parked in a handicap parking spot. She asked the middle-aged man if he was disabled and he replied “yes”, after which he walked unaided (and without apparent disability) into a restaurant. She then explains how she stared at the man throughout his meal to make him feel uncomfortable.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53AM
As a candidate for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, I have gone to great lengths to make sure every statement I make is accurate. In an article published in the Valley Record on July 24, about school board candidates, I stated that “the Snoqualmie Valley School District has the highest dropout rate of any Eastside School District.”
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:58AM
Carnation Farmers Market, (www.carnationfarmersmarket.org) in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley farming district, hosts a celebration to honor farmers markets across the country and their contribution to good food and good health. National Farmers Market Week Celebration is 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Carnation Farmer's Market, Bird Street, downtown Carnation. National Farmers Market Week is officially August 4-10.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53AM
Zach Brevick, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was awarded a full scholarship from WSU in football. Zach has been a walk on since his freshman season. Zach is listed at six-foot-five, 275 pounds. He is currently number two on the depth chart at offensive Center.