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When you're missing your animal companion, Pet Bereavement Support Group can help

  • 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.

Valley Chamber Awards honor Hauglie Insurance, Boxley's, Dirtfish, Scouts

  • 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

Fatal truck found in New Year's hit-and-run

  • 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.

Looking for drugs: Snoqualmie Ridge break-in suspects searched bathrooms, drove a U-Haul

  • 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.

Searchers comb Mount Si for missing skydiver

  • 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.

Artificial intelligence: Robot challenges spark potential for five Valley youth clubs

  • 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."

Old railroad bridge along Snoqualmie Valley Trail closing for a month due to safety repairs

  • 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.

Remembering Jack: The man who set the record straight about Fall City, Jack Kelley, dies at 83

  • 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.

Snoqualmie Valley Preschool Fair comes to Mount Si High, Jan. 26.

  • 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.

Google grant to support farmland preservation in the Valley, the state

  • 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.

Celebration of life held for Joann Elizabeth Barto Ernst

  • 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.

Who are the Snoqualmie Valley's Earth Heroes at School? You decide, as nominations begin

  • 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.

Skydiver lost: Search operation called off; Florida man still missing, likely dead

  • 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.

Recognizing do-gooders: Nominations start for Valley's annual Give Good awards

  • 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.

Start new year with steak dinner at Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • 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.

Mount Si wrestlers take fifth at Everett Classic

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 4:33PM

Mount Si wrestlers finished fifth at the Everett Classic as a team last Saturday, Jan. 5. Finishing with third place spots were Mitch Rorem, at 195, Eli Clure, at 120 pounds, Ryley Absher at 132. Nate Whited, at 220, Cole Palmer, at 170, and Justin Edens at 145, filling in for Bruce Stuart, each took fifth place. Mount Si is getting ready for an important match against Bellevue at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 10, at home.

King Day assemblies to feature cross-school collaboration

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 4:42PM

Cascade View Elementary School and Mount Si High School students will share in each others' celebrations of Martin Luther King Day next week. On Thursday, Jan 17, third-grade students from Cascade View will perform in the high school's Martin Luther King Day assembly. The assembly starts at 8:30 a.m.

Piano recital turns pop concert at Snoqualmie Ridge TPC | Photo gallery

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 5:09PM

About to begin the show, above, piano students of Kori Mankowski give a piano recital turned “pop concert” on December 2 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Typically, Mankowski’s piano’s recitals are traditional and classical, but this year was different. She decided to let the students learn pop songs which reflect their era, and have popular music rather than a typical recital. This type of performance is more on the student’s terms, and they’re excited to play, Mankowski said.

Si View's youth dance program starting next week; dance spots available

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 11:39AM

Si View Metro Parks' youth dance program begins its winter session next week, and slots are available for all ages, from 2 to 11 years old. The program includes dance theatre, tap, ballet, hip hop and jazz for younger to more advanced students.

Find fitness options at the Lower Valley's Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 12:10PM

Carnation's Sno-Valley Senior Center offers a variety of fitness classes to help get folks moving in the new year. Enhance Fitness is a combination of aerobic, weight and balance training offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Thursday mornings at 9:15, Zumba Gold is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wii Bowling League is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45.

Coffee, conversation with Snoqualmie police chief, Public Works head

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 12:13PM

Join Dan Marcinko, the city of Snoqualmie's Director of Public Works & Parks, and Steve McCulley, Snoqualmie Police Chief, for coffee and informal conversation, 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35018 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Director Marcinko and Chief McCulley host monthly coffee meetings that are open to all residents.

Ten Valley students make Dean's List at Eastern Washington University

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14PM

A number of students who call Snoqualmie home made the Dean's List for the fall semester at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney. The group included Kolton Auxier, Brittney Conway, Charles Corriveau, Jessareh Helm, Cooper Helm, Lindsay Kirby, Micah Masbaum, Hannah Masbaum, Shelby Seydell and Kyle Whitworth.

U-Haul burglars captured after pulling a gun on Ridge resident

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 12:36PM

Local police caught a man and a woman believed to be the culprits in the U-Haul truck burglaries in Snoqualmie over the last week. At about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, a Snoqualmie resident in the 8800 block of Norman Avenue called 9-1-1 after she confronted a man and woman parked in her neighbor’s driveway. The caller saw that a U-Haul truck was in the driveway and became suspicious due to recent burglary activity involving just such a truck.

U-Haul burglary suspects captured after suspect pulls a gun on Ridge resident

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 12:39PM

Local police caught a man and a woman believed to be the culprits in the U-Haul truck burglaries in Snoqualmie over the last week. At about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, a Snoqualmie resident in the 8800 block of Norman Avenue called 9-1-1 after she confronted a man and woman parked in her neighbor’s driveway. The caller saw that a U-Haul truck was in the driveway and became suspicious due to recent burglary activity involving just such a truck.

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