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Student musicians earn honors at Valley high school, middle school

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:31PM

Both high-school and middle-school musicians in the Snoqualmie Valley School District have earned all-state honors recently. Several middle school students were chosen for the 2013 Washington Music Educators Association Junior All-State groups. Along with the honor, they will have the opportunity to perform in the all-state concert in February. Each student recorded and submitted an audition tape to be considered for the honor.

Fall City's Daniel Pells spends our winter working in Antarctic summer | Slideshow

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:35PM

Winter arrived in the Valley, with a splash. While Valley residents hunted up their fleece vests and wool socks, and readied themselves for cloudy skies, rain, and temperatures in the mid-40s to 50s, a Fall City man was enjoying summer at the other end of the world. Only he was wearing the fleece and wool, and looking forward to “shorts weather.” “Last summer, we saw 34-, 36-degree weather, and at that point, I wasn’t wearing a parka, I was just wearing a fleece zip-up and some Carrharts work pants with longjohns,” Daniel Pells said, describing the six months he spent in Antarctica, ending in March, 2011.

Cedarcrest girls beat South Whidbey, 76-27

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:41PM

Cedarcrest High School’s girls basketball continues its string of wins, beating South Whidbey on Tuesday, Jan. 15, by a final score of 76-27. Susan Kenney led with 22 points—one three pointer, paced by Kalee Fowler, who also sank a three, with 20. Kailyn Campbell added 18, Lacey Deming had 10, Kathryn Smith had three points, Sarah Stauffer had two and Courtney McKinney, one point.

Rough road for ‘Cat grapplers

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:42PM

Mercer Island managed to beat Mount Si wrestlers, 42 to 28, on the road Thursday, Jan. 17. High points included Tim Corrie, at 182 pounds, getting a 9-7 decision in overtime over Mercer’s Daniel Stanke. Mitch Rorem (195) got a major decision over Evan Condon, 12-4. Nate Whited (220) pinned his man, Andrew Picton, in 27 seconds. At 132, Ryley Absher won a decision over Mercer’s Luke Wilson. Mercer heavyweight Benjamin O’Connell pinned Kelly Klupar in 1:16. Other losses included Max Kenaghy (160), Cole Palmer (170), Griffin Armour (113), Gunnar Harrison (126), Tanner Stahl (138), Tye Rodne (145) and Justin Edens (152).

More portables on Snoqualmie Valley school board agenda

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:43PM

Seven new double-sized portable classrooms are up for discussion at the Jan. 24 meeting of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board. Originally on the board’s consent agenda for the Jan. 10 meeting, the portables were moved to the main agenda for further discussion by the board. Six of the portables are intended for placement at Twin Falls Middle School and Chief Kanim Middle School, three each, to accommodate next year’s additional students from the former Snoqualmie Middle School. The seventh structure would go to Cascade View Elementary School, where enrollment is currently at 650 FTE students, and slightly more in actual students, because of half-day Kindergarten.

North Bend bans homeless camping on public grounds

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Feb 6, 2013 at 10:24AM

A new ordinance, making camping on city property a criminal offense, takes effect in North Bend next week. The ordinance, enacting the new Chapter 9.60 of North Bend Municipal Code, specifically refers to issues with homeless encampments, such as trash, human waste and discarded hypodermic needles. Its adoption comes just weeks after an independent citizens group opened an emergency winter shelter for the homeless. The new code prohibits sleeping in public places and, following amendments proposed by Councilman Ross Loudenback, it also prohibits starting fires on public property outside of specifically designated areas like park fire pits.

Upping the ante: FBI renews search for AK-47 bandit who hit NB bank, offers $100K reward

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 3:49PM

As law enforcement followed the trail of the armed bank robber called the AK-47 Bandit, who robbed North Bend’s Chase bank last July 6, the amount of reward money has increased. On Wednesday, January 16, at a press conference in Chino, Calif., the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced an unprecedented reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the man, described as white, 25 to 40 years old, between 5’10” and 6’ tall and with a stocky build. The AK-47 Bandit is suspected in a series of five armed robberies in California, Washington and Idaho, and of shooting and severely injuring a Chino Police officer. The attacks on these banks were similar, involving a masked man, armed with an assault rifle, similar to an AK-47, with a sling and drum magazine, taking over the bank. In Chino, the suspect wore body armor and as he left the scene, he shot a police officer responding to the alarm. No injuries were reported in any of the other incidents.

Elk lessons: Valley groups work on ways to protect animals, homeowners, in the city they share | Photo gallery

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:06AM

A group of North Bend home-owners is hoping to train the local elk herd to avoid their yards, in favor of a nearby swath of trees. Wildlife experts, though, are skeptical about their chances, and lack of intelligence has nothing to do with it. Elk are smart, say Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Chris Moszeter, and Jim Gildersleeve and Harold Erland of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group. So smart, they can work through almost any elk deterrent people have tried, including a locked gate to a fenced golf course.

Two-day retreat on the Ridge for Snoqualmie City Council starts Tuesday

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:06AM

The Snoqualmie City Council will meet for its annual retreat on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 and 30, at the Puget Sound Energy Conference Room, 35413 S.E. Douglas St., on Snoqualmie Ridge. The council will be gathering for two full-days, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a deep dive of city issues and topics. Council retreats allow the elected members, the mayor, the city administrator, and senior staff to delve deeper into topics that are unable to be discussed fully during regularly-scheduled council meetings due to time restraints. This is an open public meeting.

Teen song stars: Wildcat Idol Final Round this Friday at Mount Si

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:06AM

Hear a night of the best young voices in the Wildcat Idol Final Round, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Mount Si High School Auditorium. The top ten finalists compete for the title of 2013 Wildcat Idol! Tickets are $5, which include voting rights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is an all-ages show Finalists are Anastasia Bruckner, Emilia Glaser, Ethan Waud, JC Mattson, Kennedy Stinson, Liam Wright, Madelynn Esteb, McKenna Esteb, Morgan Myers and Taylor Pearlstein.

Valley’s own Texas Tech shortstop Tim Proudfoot named a college ‘Player to Watch’

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:06AM

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has named Texas Tech University sophomore shortstop Tim Proudfoot a “Top Player to Watch” in its 2013 College Baseball Preview. Proudfoot grew up in North Bend and graduated from Mount Si High School in 2011. He made the list of top returning players after becoming the first Texas Tech freshman in school history to start at least 50 games at shortstop in 2012.

‘I feel like I can only go up from here’: Mount Si gymnasts breaking boundaries on floor, beam | Slideshow

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jan 24, 2013 at 10:22AM

“She’s dancing out there!” Jenn Rogers watched Hailey Johnson’s bouncy, upbeat routine. Like Rogers, Johnson’s sophomore year has been marked with great strides. It all came together, out on the floor, where confident moves and calm, smiling faces showed Mount Si gymnasts are hitting their stride this season.

Ugly Sweater Contest returns to Riverbend Cafe

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jan 24, 2013 at 10:07AM

Be they gift or gag, some sweaters are so ugly, they’re awesome. For the second year in a row, Riverbend Cafe will honor the garb so gaudy and awful, it’s grand. The annual Ugly Sweater Contest returns, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Guests are welcome to come for happy hour or dinner and have their photo taken, wearing their ugliest sweater. A panel of three judges will determine the winner of a $50 gift card for The Riverbend Cafe. It’s their tastes that will determine the prize.

Rotary Club names fall Students of the Quarter: Mahrer, Corliss, Hauser and Canady

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:07AM

Mount Si High School students, from left, Matt Mahrer, Aja Corliss, Terra Hauser and Dominick Canady, are the Rotary Students of the Quarter. T he Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley periodically singles out students for their excellent grades and community service. Selected students receive a certificate, and scholarship checks in the amount of $100.

North Bend students rebel in ‘Urinetown’

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:07AM

Several North Bend student actors appear in the latest production by CORE Theatrics, an Eastside theater company. Their 2013 season opener, Urinetown The Musical, is onstage this weekend, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 N.E. 80th St., Kirkland North Bend’s Katie Jung, Ariana Christ and McKenna Griffin are part of the cast.

Build a blanket for kids at Sallal Grange Monday

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:22PM

Sallal Grange hosts a no-sew blanket-making night, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. The Linus Project, which provides blankets to children in traumatic situations, is the beneficiary of the Grange’s ‘Build-a-Blanket’ event. All are welcome.

County trainer's talk looks at youth suicide prevention

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jan 29, 2013 at 5:14PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s next Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, focuses on Prevention Works: Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention with speaker Karyn Brownson. Brownson is a King County trainer for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program. The event, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway, is open to the public.

Sallal Grange gets its game on Sunday

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 8:00AM

Sallal Grange's next Community Game Night is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the community hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The Grange has a big selection of games to play, or you can bring your own favorites to share. There are 15 tables and room for up to 85 people, so bring family and friends. There are traditional games like Othello, Monopoly, Stratego, Sequence and Candy Land, plus a couple of regular groups playing Magic the Gathering. Another group is looking to start up a Dungeons and Dragons game.

Ben Olson earns spot on Cornell Dean's List

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:29PM

Ben Olson, a 2009 graduate of Mount Si High School, was placed on the Dean's List of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship for the fall semester at Cornell University. Olson earned a 3.85 grade point average for fall semester. Cornell is located in Ithaca, New York.

Snoqualmie Middle School's girls varsity basketball team goes undefeated over two seasons

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:32PM

Snoqualmie Middle School’s eighth grade girls varsity basketball team finished their season in December with an undefeated 16-0 record for the past two seasons. “The girls were an awesome group of student athletes with a strong desire to compete and excel at the highest level,” says head coach Brad Hillard. The team showed great basketball sense, he says, and were very skilled and athletic.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber's After Hours looks at new county HQ

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:33PM

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber hosts its next Business After Hours event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the new Snoqualmie Ridge office of the King County Department of Planning and Environmental Review (formerly DDES). The office is located at 35030 S.E. Douglas St., Suite 210.

Jewel journey: Snoqualmie's Austin transplant Anne Jackson's new business offers color for any age

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:36PM

With a retail boutique in the front and a jewelry-making studio in the back, Snoqualmie resident Anne Jackson’s new business offers something colorful for anyone. She recently opened SimplyAnne Party Boutique at 8050 Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie, in the former site of La Chicanita. Jackson’s creations are on view in the front of the shop, while the studio hosts special events, from birthday parties and girls’ nights out to team building events and youth clubs. Jackson and her family moved to the Northwest from Austin, Texas, in 2009.

Heroes every day: North Bend Citizen of the Year Nela Cumming gets daily inspiration

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:39PM

Hours before Nela Cumming was surprised with North Bend’s Citizen of the Year honors on January 15, she’d been reflecting on life in her chosen city. “Look at that mountain,” she told her 10-year-old son, Jacob, as they drove down North Bend Way, “isn’t it beautiful? And look how cute North Bend is. Aren’t we lucky to live here?” Cumming, the Director of Pediatric Therapy for Encompass, and a six-year resident of North Bend, is well acquainted with the blessings in life, and with the lack of them. It’s why she embarked on a 25-year career in social work.

This week in Snoqualmie Valley history: New cops, surgeons, and North Bend's first traffic light

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Revisit stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: 1963: • Paul J. McKay, District Highway Engineer, is going to recommend the installation of a traffic light at Bendigo and Highway 10 in North Bend. He’ll make the case next month to the State Highway Commission. Such a light could be turned on only during peak hours, but McKay makes the case that “we must make it possible for cars and pedestrians to cross the highway.”

Opinion | Outsmarting the ‘genius’ Valley elk

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Driving from Snoqualmie to North Bend a few weeks ago to see a show about a certain Hobbit, I had to slow down on Elk Tourism Row. That’s not an official title for State Route 202, but it’s a good descriptor for what happens when a two-lane highway must also accommodate parked cars on both lanes. Dozens of folks—it’s impossible that they were all out-of-towners—had jumped out of their cars to witness a major conclave of elk on Meadowbrook Farm. Momentarily inconvenienced, my reactions jumped from impatience at the traffic jam to wonder at the sight. Why get upset? I thought. The elk were in the field, doing their thing. So were the camera-packing travelers.

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