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Twin Falls MS announces honor roll

  • Mar 29, 2013 at 4:36PM

Twin Falls Middle School is proud to recognize the following students for earning a 3.5 grade-point-average or above in the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Students with an asterix next to their namemay be congratulated for earning a 4.0 g.p.a.

Out cold in a business, teens with beer, break-in burglary: Weekly Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Mar 29, 2013 at 4:46PM

Coin theft: On March 19, officer responded to a burglary report at a business in the 100 block of East North Bend Way. A thief gained access to the business and used a pry bar to break into several machines before successfully retrieving one change box. This theft may be related to an earlier incident in the 100 block of West Park Street, when a citizen saw two people trying to pry open another business’s outdoor cash machine.

Where everybody knows your name: Finaghty’s Irish Pub lauded for ‘Best Happy Hour’

  • Mar 29, 2013 at 4:35PM

It may sound corny, says owner Phil Stafford. But Finaghty’s Irish Pub is a bit like the “Cheers” of the Snoqualmie Valley. The pub, voted “Best Happy Hour” in the 2013 reader poll, is a place where regulars and staff are on a first-name basis. “Finaghty’s has always been focused on providing a great atmosphere that people of all ages enjoy,” Stafford tells the Record. “We want our guests to always feel comfortable and our staff knows most of them on a first-name basis, including what their favorite food and beverage are.”

Letters | Gun control: What if bad guys wear white hats?

  • Mar 29, 2013 at 4:35PM

I am a gun owner but not a member of the NRA. I have a pistol and a permit to carry but usually don’t, so what category do I fit in? I am not on one side or the other; just looking for a sane way to navigate the discussion. One argument, made by Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, is that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” If that statement defines the terms of gun ownership according to the NRA, let’s follow that thought. Clearly, we would want the good guys with guns to vastly outnumber the bad guys with guns, and we wouldn’t want to be letting more bad guys get more guns. So, how do we tell the good guys from the bad guys?

Valley master gardeners: Start planning your summer vegetable garden

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:50AM

Here in the Snoqualmie Valley area, the latitude is 47 degrees, 54 minutes north, which means we have few daylight hours during the winter months until we reach the spring or vernal equinox on March 20, when day and night are equal. Generally speaking, we get more rain, colder spring and summer night temperatures, and less heat to fully ripen vegetables like corn and tomatoes. It’s at this time of year that we all look forward to spring’s arrival with longer daylight hours, warmer weather and increased soil temperatures. Does this slightly warmer spring weather indicate that it is time to rush right out and start planting our vegetable gardens outdoors? Well, not really. Unfortunately, our area’s spring climate is unpredictable and we can experience a frosty night right up to mid-April or later on throughout the Valley. For most seeds to germinate, the soil temperature has to be at 40 to 70 degrees, colder for greens, warmer for squash. Investing in a soil thermometer will take the guesswork out—they aren’t expensive.

This park is the tops: Once again, North Bend readers vote EJ Roberts their favorite

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:55AM

EJ Roberts Park is the perennial favorite park of Record readers. There must be something about the park’s quiet atmosphere, and the number of features packed into its four acres. Located on the north side of North Bend in the Silver Creek neighborhood, at Sixth Street and Thrasher Avenue, the park has a big grassy center area with picnic tables, a play area for children, an artfully decorated public restroom with murals painted by artist Peter Teekamp, plus two full-size tennis courts and a small basketball court. Visitors can stroll along a trail that winds through the oaks. There’s something for everyone.

Rewarding school: Snoqualmie Elementary dubbed 'High Progress'

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:52AM

Snoqualmie Elementary School (SES) was recently recognized a Reward (high-progress) School by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). It is one of 69 highest-performing and/or highest-progress Title I schools in Washington state to be designated a Reward School for 2013-14, based on the school’s performance over three years.

Civic planner: Voted 'Best city employee', Gina Estep talks about growing, improving North Bend

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:54AM

Named Best City Employee for a second year in a row, North Bend’s Gina Estep has always had a desire to plan communities and develop economies for cities. Estep, who is Planning and Economic Development Director for the city of North Bend, went to college and got a degree in urban and regional planning. She worked for the city of Snoqualmie from 1998 to 2006. Prior to that, she worked for the cities of LaConner and Lake Stevens. Estep spent eight years in the Snoqualmie planning office. It was a wonderful experience, she says, but she was ready for some additional responsibilities. The North Bend job offered the economic development angle, which Estep finds very engaging.

Volunteer drivers needed for Senior Services's transport program

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:46AM

Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation provides vital rides for Snoqualmie and other King County seniors. Now, it needs volunteers to stay successful Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers help older adults maintain their independence by taking them to necessary medical appointments.

Sno-Valley Senior Center seeks goodie donations for volunteers

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:55AM

The Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation runs off the energy and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Hosting its annual volunteer luncheon in April, the center is seeking coupon and gift certificate donations from Valley businesses as a reward to appreciate its volunteers. The reward idea, using goodie-stuffed mugs, was tried last year, and was a hit.

Explorer Helen Thayer shares African journeys at Women in Business luncheon

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:57AM

Helen Thayer inspires the Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business every time she visits. Thayer gives her "Walking Africa" talk, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Women in Business lunch, held at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St. Cost is $30. Helen and her husband Bill have walked over 12,000 miles in Africa, studying centuries-old indigenous cultures. They lived with the Masaai, Berbers, Dakoda and Bushmen. In their time with the various tribes they experienced up-close encounters with African wildlife.

Public hearing set, comments sought on North Bend's New Sky hotel project

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 1:56PM

The city of North Bend holds a public hearing next week on the planned hotel and conference center, proposed for the corner of Bendigo Boulevard and South Fork Avenue. The New Sky Hotels project would build two multi-story buildings for a hotel, restaurant, conference center facility, and associated parking. To do so, it needs variances for shoreline and critical areas regulations.

Dy-No-Mite! Relay for Life team's BBQ dinner is all set for Saturday

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 2:50PM

The Dy-no-Mites Relay for Life team holds a barbecue dinner and silent auction, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lodge, 8200 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Guests and members are welcome. Tickets are available at Another Hair Place or at the door.

Start planning for plants; Seniors holding spring sale in Carnation

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 2:51PM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center is preparing for its annual plant sale and First Picks garden party in May, and taking orders for hanging baskets. Order your Hanging Baskets by April 26 at Be sure to save the dates, Thursday, May 2, for the garden party, and May 3 and 4 for the sale, at Remlinger Farms in Carnation.

'Flamenco at Mount Si' brings a taste of Spanish culture

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 2:43PM

Flamenco at Mount Si, an evening of music, dance and cuisine in the Spanish tradition, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sallal Grange, 12912 43nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The performance features flamenco dancers Ana Montes and Carmona Flamenco. “Flamenco comes from centuries of gypsy tradition, drawing cultural elements from South Asia to the Mediterranean," said Elizabeth Carey, a student of Montes, as well as a Grange member who helped organized the event. "Out of humble beginnings, flamenco has evolved into a sophisticated and varied art form, but still retains the raw emotional power that makes it so unique.”

Home win is a night to remember for Mount Si soccer | Photo gallery

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 4:22PM

It was a memorable night for Reid Howland. Cheers echoed from the grandstands when the freshman defender scored his first varsity goal, one of a string of scores in a lopsided Mount Si win last Friday, March 29, at home with the Lake Washington Kangaroos. It was a total team effort, as Howland explains it. He and junior Alex Dolewski were trading passes, and as they neared the Kangaroo box, Howland took his shot.

Local students make honor roll at Oregon State University

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 3:18PM

Students who call the Valley home have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for winter term at Oregon State University in Corvalis. Honored are, from North Bend, Molly E. Cordell, a sophomore studying zoology; and Jennifer K. Green, a sophomore studying pre-environmental engineering. They earned a 3.5 grade point average or better.

Lots of candy, smiles in Valley's egg hunts | Photo gallery

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Apr 3, 2013 at 11:53AM

The spring sun shone brightly on the freshly mown grass of Little Si Links. North Bend Moose lodge members moved their annual egg hunt, going strong for decades, from Si View Park (now under construction) to the golf course for the younger set, part of Mount Si Golf Course, this year. Boy Scout leaders acted as crossing guards, helping families cross Boalch Avenue. Children remarked on the mole hills of Meadowbrook, dogs played in the meadow. When the siren sounded, the toddler area was remarkably civil. Several families remarked on how easy-going the Moose's layout is: No tears, no pushing, and eggs and candy for all participants.

Softball shutout for ex-Wildcat, Western pitcher Anisa Wingsness

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 8:58AM

On Thursday, March 7, Anisa Wingsness, a pitcher for Western Washington University and a Mount Si High School grad, threw a two-hit shutout for the Viking women’s softball team. The game was played at Simon Frasier.

Risking a lot to save a lot: Brian Busby gets Medal of Valor | Slideshow

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 9:22AM

Snoqualmie firefighter and Valley homeless advocate Brian Busby received the city’s highest safety honor, the Medal of Valor, March 25. Busby played the key role in a February 1 rescue of a woman who came within moments of drowning in the frigid waters of the Snoqualmie River. Off duty, Busby was near the Snoqualmie River’s South Fork when he learned that the woman had slipped and fallen into the river’s icy waters while trying to cross near North Bend. He made the quick decision to reach her, keeping her head above water until additional help arrived. His own legs going numb, Busby could tell that the woman’s situation was dire.

Snoqualmie school district goes for re-fi option, saves money

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 11:25AM

The Snoqualmie Valley School District recently refinanced a portion of its outstanding bonds from 2005, to take advantage of more favorable municipal bond market conditions. Through the refinancing, the district secured more than $655,000 in debt-service savings over the life of the bonds, or about 16 percent. These savings allow for reduced tax levies. They are not available for district expenses. During the life of a school bond, often 20 years, a school district is allowed just one opportunity to refinance. Interest rates on the new bonds will average 1.73 percent, compared to 5 percent on the old bonds.

Finding her niche, Mount Si Artist Guild leader Pam Whittington celebrates all arts | Creator profile

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 11:44AM

Valley artist Pam Whittington fondly remembers when she began loving art. “When I was in high school, I painted a floral picture on a burlap sack using a pallet knife and acrylics. I gave it to my mother and she put it up on the dining room wall as a centerpiece. I was so proud. It was ‘70s avocado, green and blue, and my mother loved it.” From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pam moved all over the country while her father was in the U.S. Navy. The Pacific Northwest was her favorite place to live so she settled in Snoqualmie with her husband, Tim, and their three children.

Issaquah chamber leader Nate Perea tapped as new Valley Chamber CEO

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:48PM

Nate Perea, fresh from the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, is the new CEO and executive director of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber. He started Monday, April 1. Perea, formerly Director of Membership Development for the Issaquah chamber, says he’s honored and excited to be here.

Remembering Jimmy Mac: Memorial sports scholarship gets a boost this Friday with help from Huxdotters

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 11:49AM

James Michael McKiernan loved his team. As a teenager, ‘Jimmy Mac’ had to hustle to make the varsity football squad his senior year. But this member of the Mount Si class of 2006, son of Jim and Karen McKiernan, worked hard and became the heart of his team in ways his ex-teammates still remember. A college graduate, with a promising job as a seed broker in Eastern Washington, the young McKiernan’s life ended in a tragic highway accident in 2011.

University of Washington riders return to North Bend

  • Apr 4, 2013 at 9:01AM

The University of Washington's Omnium cycling event returns to North Bend for the second year on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. Cyclists will stage from Two Rivers School, 330 Ballarat Ave., for a series of men's and women's road races on a 6.2-mile loop on Saturday. Team time trials take place in a nine-mile course on Saturday afternoon. A criterium race takes place on a half-mile loop in downtown North Bend, between Main Avenue and Downing Avenue and Third and Second streets.

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