- About Us
- Local Savings
- Green Editions
- Legal Notices
- Weekly Ads
Connect with Us
- Dec 18, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 3:01PM
KNDO-TV in Yakima reports that the Washington State Troopers are looking into a highway accident last weekend on the summit of Snoqualmie Pass that killed a North Bend tow truck driver. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon, according to Washington State Trooper reports. A North Bend man, Jason Halstead, died when he was helping a Bonney Lake man, 28, whose pickup was stuck in snow on the shoulder of Interstate 90.
- Dec 18, 2012 at 1:17PM
Eight years and at least $100 million from now, Mount Si High School could well be the most-populated high school in Washington state. That's assuming that Snoqualmie Valley School Board members decide to pursue one of the options for a high school remodel, presented at their Dec. 13 work session. The options, as presented by Matt Rumbaugh of NAC Architects, would both require demolition of part of the existing school building and therefore have to be completed in phases, and would both build classrooms and a courtyard on what is now the student parking lot. Each would also temporarily take over the tennis courts across Meadowbrook Way from the building, and indefinitely take over the practice softball field there, too, for parking.
- Dec 18, 2012 at 2:35PM
A public meeting on the proposed winter homeless shelter to be hosted at North Bend Community Church is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20. The Church is located at 146 E. Third Avenue in North Bend. The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter is planned to be an overnight-only shelter from a target opening date of Saturday, Dec. 22, through March 7. It will provide a warm, safe place for up to 40 homeless men, women and families with children to sleep, share a meal and access information to help them.
Strengths, depth shine for Wildcat gymnasts; Team is tough to beat in season’s third week | Slideshow
- Dec 18, 2012 at 2:40PM
Pauline Kaczmarek came all the way from France to study at Mount Si High School this year. She’s found a new family in the ranks of the Mount Si gymnastics team, where the senior has been making a name for herself on a squad that’s already packing serious talent. Kaczmarek was among team members who broke into the nines last Thursday, Dec. 13, in a home meet with Sammamish that also featured competition by Bellevue and Newport. Increasingly deep, Mount Si had the highest team score despite some absences, which included Jenn Rogers, the up-and-coming sophomore who was singing in a school concert a few doors down. No matter, as the Wildcats had the talent to dominate. While Sammamish’s Mykaela Davis had the top all-around score, 34.9—the athletic Davis was cheered on by everyone, including the Wildcats—Mount Si athletes filled out much of the top ranks in all four events.
- Dec 18, 2012 at 2:42PM
To do this job, you need not only the physical strength and ability to get someone out of danger, you need the creativity to think up the various ways people get themselves into trouble all the time. Members of the Eastside Fire & Rescue technical rescue teams spent a week recently honing all of these skills, at Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation. Working in shifts, all 33 team members spent a day learning the ropes of the team’s new rescue raft, a two-man inflatable designed to allow rescuers to float (on water) or slide (on ice or snow) right up to a victim, and an afternoon practicing climbing skills at Carnation’s Tolt MacDonald Park.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 4:02PM
Drivers stayed slow and steady on the morning commute Wednesday, Dec. 19, after snowfall put an inch or more of slushy white stuff on the Upper Valley. In Snoqualmie, the Snoqualmie Parkway closed on the hill between Railroad Avenue (Highway 202) and Douglas Avenue. It reopened by 10:45 a.m. City plows hit the streets to clear and de-ice. By the afternoon, intermittent snow had turned to rain.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 3:43PM
North Bend Theatre hosts three classic Christmas matinees, with free admission, this week. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, catch "Miracle on 34th Street," made in 1947. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, see the modern classic, "Elf."
- Dec 19, 2012 at 3:50PM
The Snoqualmie 8th grade girls varsity basketball team continues to roll on, extending its undefeated streak to 11-0 over two seasons. In their latest victory over Chief Kanim on Thursday, Dec. 4, Kallin Spiller led the way with 22 points, draining jumpers from the perimeter, and put-backs in the paint. Jillian Chellis was dominant on the inside with 10, Scout Turner tickled the twine from the elbow for 12, Hayden Frederick drove the lane from both sides for 11, and Kelly Keene, bombing from the outside, hit nothing but net from “3” land for another 12.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 3:52PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association’s FC North Bend GU14 Smothers R1 Recreation team, also known as Sweet and Sour, or SAS, won the WSYSA District II league title on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a 4-0 win over the K ‘98 Stars. This is the fourth consecutive year that SAS has dominated the league and won the title. The North Bend team went 9-1 on the season, scoring 29 goals against opponents and allowing only 7.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 4:08PM
Thank heavens that last Saturday, I had a Christmas party to attend where real families and happy children celebrated each other’s company. It was a moment free of violence, worry and fear, and felt like a breath of fresh air, a moment of the real, and an escape from a weekend of saturation news coverage of a national tragedy. I am thankful for that. A week or so ago, it seemed like you couldn’t escape all the silliness over the December 21, 2012, end-of-the-world prophecies. Then, real madness happened.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 4:11PM
The man who gave the present won’t ever meet the boy who received it. But the One VOICE volunteers who discovered the thoughtfully assembled, carefully wrapped bag, meant for a teenage recipient and left under one of the Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club’s Giving Trees last week, are certain that this gesture will be treasured. The Bed, Bath and Beyond bag was tightly tied. Inside were a digital voice recorder, an LED microscope, magnetic dartboards and a travel alarm clock, among other presents. Volunteers could tell the giver took his time.
The Christmas story: Snoqualmie's St. Clare Episcopal children's pageant part of Christmas Eve service
- Dec 20, 2012 at 10:04AM
Valley residents looking for a place to celebrate Christmas may attend St. Clare Episcopal Church’s Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. at 8650 Railroad Avenue/Highway 202 in Snoqualmie. The congregation’s children will perform a Christmas pageant at 5 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 24, telling the story of Jesus’ birth complete with costumes and props. Families with young children are especially encouraged to attend this service.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Dec 21, 2012 at 9:40AM
Beginning on January 2, CleanScapes will provide garbage, recycling and food and yard waste collection for Carnation households and businesses. Residents and businesses in Carnation will notice changes to their service in the New Year, most noticeably: lower rates, expanded recycling services and no charge for businesses to recycle. CleanScapes is also providing a 7-day per week call center with a dedicated customer service phone number and website. Residents of Carnation will also notice new color-coded carts and businesses will receive new dumpsters.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 10:12AM
The Voodoos, a five-piece Irish indie rock band, headline when Finaghty Irish Pub in Snoqualmie hosts a 'Dress to Impress' New Years Eve Party at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. The $20 price of admission will include a drink ticket, free champagne toast at midnight, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Tickets sell out fast.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 10:17AM
Due to the economic downturn, Sno Falls Credit Union recently made the difficult decision to close the Fall City branch office in the Hauglie Financial Building in Fall City on December 31, 2012. Sno Falls continues to have full service offices in downtown Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Ridge and North Bend. The Fall City staff members will continue to work from both the downtown Snoqualmie office and the Snoqualmie Ridge office, which are less than seven miles from Fall City. Sno Falls Credit Union has served Valley residents financial needs for over 50 years. They are looking forward to a favorable economic environment where more members qualify for our competitive loans while reducing the loan losses. As the credit union's profits improve they hope to once again be in a place to take actions in reducing fees and increasing services.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Dec 24, 2012 at 2:50PM
Everybody had been waiting for this moment, and the home crowd roared when Tyler McCreadie got air in the fourth quarter of Mount Si's home win against Interlake. Guard Jack Nelson was rushing to the basket in a classic fake-out, and McCreadie, on post, was in the corner, "ready to dive in if a guy makes it to the paint." With all the defenders rushing on Nelson, the junior fired to his six-foot-eight classmate. "He had this beautiful pass, behind his head," said McCreadie. "It's wide open. It's dunk or nothing." McCreadie's slam was one highlight of a big night for the Wildcats, who sat out two important starters but still handled things, winning 79-50 on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 9:27AM
Sometimes, during the holidays, sadness or grief becomes an unwelcome but persistent presence in our lives. If you are grieving over the absence of a loved one or because of some other kind of loss, you are welcome at a special prayer service, The Longest Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church. You need not be a member of this church or of any church to participate. All that's necessary is the desire to experience the comfort of others who find the solace of Christ in the presence of others.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 11:29AM
Carnation’s Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team is holding a holiday calendar fundraiser. Wall and desk calendars feature horses rescued by the team. This past year, the volunteer-run organization found homes for six of their rehabilitated rescue horses.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 11:30AM
The Raging River Community Church holds a Christmas Eve service, 8 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 31103 S.E. 86th St., Preston.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 12:23PM
While the Snoqualmie Tribe’s hotel expansion plan is drawing scrutiny from Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, that city’s upcoming Tokul roundabout is drawing notes of concern from the tribe’s leaders. Tribal council members urged “caution and care” in the roundabout project, which revamps Highway 202 and could pave the way for new development near the Snoqualmie nation’s most sacred place. Last Monday, Dec. 10, the Snoqualmie City Council approved a key piece of funding for the project, planned for the area between Snoqualmie Falls Park and the State Route 202 bridge. Construction of a single-lane roundabout would include storm drains, lights, pedestrian walkways, landscaping and offsite mitigation.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 12:29PM
Late Wednesday, Dec. 12, a Snoqualmie police officer checked out a suspicious truck at a construction site at Mitten Avenue Southeast and Southeast Jacobia Street. He found that it was just a couple having sex in the truck.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 12:32PM
He’s almost 89 years old, but wood carver and painter Adi Hienzsch makes a point of getting out to his workshop every day. It’s not the holiday season that drives him, but the work itself. In his Edelweiss Chalet studio lined with original paintings, hand-carved doors and statues serve as dividers, and colorful mushrooms and red-hatted gnomes (wurzenmänner, or “root men”) spill into the next room, keeping company with a six-foot cigar store Indian, carvings of the namesake flower and dozens of smaller plaques. There doesn’t seem to be room for anything more, but there is much more, in Adi’s mind. When he walks in the workshop doors each day, he says “I already know something that I want to do. After I have it in my head, then it’s the drawing board.”
- Dec 24, 2012 at 1:36PM
Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) is seeking men and women interested in serving as volunteers for the communities of Wilderness Rim, Preston, Lake Joy and Tiger Mountain. EFR is looking for energetic, community-minded residents, willing to assist with the delivery of emergency medical and firefighting services. The agency serves nearly 120,000 residents over 190 square miles. Fire, emergency medical, and special response services are provided from fifteen stations of which ten are staffed with volunteer firefighters and EMS (emergency medical services) responders that carry pagers and respond when there is an emergency in their neighborhood.
- Dec 24, 2012 at 2:45PM
Snoqualmie Middle School's boys junior varsity soccer team finished 7-0-1 in their first season. Outstanding defense by the JV Eagles allowed seven goals the entire season.Their only tie was with Tolt. Goalies Jack Hamerly and Skyler Woolf made many great saves during the season. Hamerly also displayed strong leadership skills from the goalie position. Hamerly also saw time at midfield and showed strong defensive skills.
- Dec 24, 2012 at 2:51PM
An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Walt Hills of North Bend is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Snoqualmie Church of the Nazarene, 39051 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie. Visitors are welcome to share memories and photos, but no gifts, please.