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State purchase means no new homes at Snoqualmie's Echo Lake

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:26AM

At its regular monthly public meeting in November, the state Board of Natural Resources (Board) authorized funds for the purchase of a 105.7-acre parcel in eastern King County that will preclude its commercial development. The $1.26 million purchase of the property, known as Echo Lake, from a group of private sellers effectively prevents nonforest-related development here. The site, which borders the Raging River State Forest managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is currently approved for 10 home sites.

Snoqualmie fire chief looks at disaster preparedness at Thursday seminar

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:28AM

Is your family prepared for an emergency? During the next Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe will discuss ways to prepare your family and home for potential disasters and other emergencies. Monthly Lunch & Learn classes are held the first Thursday of the month at Snoqualmie Fire Station.

Two Snoqualmie martial arts instructors earn Macaroni Kid teacher award

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:31AM

“Did you know you’re awesome?” asked a parent to one of the instructors at a recent DMW Martial Arts class. Now, no doubt, they do. In October, two of the instructors at Snoqualmie Ridge-based DMW, Chris Buyagawan and Jake Hart, were awarded the “Teacher of the Month” award by the Macaroni Kid website, published by two moms that are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in the local community.

Find one of a kind gifts at 10th Annual Si View Holiday Bazaar

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:32AM

Si View Metro Parks is hosting its 10th annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the historic Si View Community Center in North Bend. With a wide variety of locally handmade goods, the holiday bazaar is the perfect stop for local holiday shopping. Visitors will find an absolutely full house filled with unique, one of a kind arts and crafts from holiday wreaths and swags, candles, jewelry, custom wood creations, paper crafts, honey, baked goods and sweets, watercolor art to photography and more.

Thieves steal electrical meter right off downtown North Bend building: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:36AM

Meter thief: On Saturday morning, Nov. 16, King County sheriff's deputies received a report that someone had made off with the electrical meter from the Unity Masonic Lodge, 119 W. North Bend Way. The meter was pulled from the south wall of the building overnight, and the lodge has no power now. Puget Sound Energy was notified.

Host families needed for Peruvian student exchange

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:37AM

An upcoming student exchange program, sponsored by the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, will again bring students from Peru to study at Mount Si High School. Five boys from Chaclacayo, Peru, are still in need of host families in Snoqualmie. That exchange will be from January 24 through February 25.

Hunter accidentally shoots, kills himself near Duvall

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:38AM

A hunter apparently died of an accidental shooting Saturday evening near Duvall. According to a report from the King County Sheriff's Office, at about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, a sheriff's deputy was conducting an area check of a trailhead near the 17000 block of the Northeast Duvall-Monroe Road. As he entered the trailhead, he found a man who was dead next to his vehicle, with an obvious gunshot wound to the chest.

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows recede on Snoqualmie River

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:41AM

The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and closed four and a half hours later, following a brief and minor flood event on the Snoqualmie River. Warnings came after heavy rain in the Snoqualmie River basin brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level, with high water conditions above flood stage predicted for late Sunday and early Monday. Since then, however, the weather outlook improved.

County floats new rules that crack down on illegal dumping

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:36PM

New rules, effective in January, to protect land managed by King County Parks from illegal dumping would mean fines of up to $500 for those caught trashing public property. “People have told us that illegal dumping in our parks is a problem, and we have heard them loud and clear,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Work to clean up illegal dumpsites takes time, money, and staff resources, which we would rather spend elsewhere.”

Shop for festivities at Fall City Holiday Market, this Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:37PM

The 14th annual Fall City Holiday Market is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd. The market offers many handmade items for sale from talented crafters and artists throughout the community, including candles, jewelry, lotions, soaps, honey, chocolates, jams and jelly, scarves, children’s clothes, American Girl Doll clothes, dog toys, yarn hats, fleece blankets, wine racks, table runners, placemats, children’s books, wood items, ornaments, glass blocks with lights and bows, art glass, stationery, pottery, bird feeders, recycled animal feed bags, and garden art.

Place to play: Volunteers needed for Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:38PM

With the impending gloom and damp of fall, parents of toddlers everywhere are getting in their park time while it’s still dry and sunny. For those ‘in the know’, though, there is a dryer place to play. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the school year.

Holiday music at Fall City Elementary, party at the Art Park Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:40PM

The Fall City Days Annual School Music Program & Tree Lighting Festival is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fall City Elementary School Gymnasium, 33314 SE 42nd Pl. Enjoy the sounds of the Fall City Elementary School Chorus along with Chief Kanim Middle School Choirs at the Fall City Elementary School gymnasium. Bring your camera, as Santa will be in his sleigh, ready to pose with your children. Following the music program, carol your way with Santa down to Olive Taylor Quigley Park, enjoy the sounds of the Mount Si High School Jazz Ensemble, start the countdown to light the trees and begin the after-party.

The carver’s connection: Exchange between Snoqualmie Tribe’s crafters, Peruvian artists adds new ideas for sister cities | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 5:17PM

The three men from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe didn’t speak much Spanish. The two visitors from Peru spoke hardly any English. But carvers know carvers, and the common, unspoken language of craft was enough to bring everyone together. This fall, the newest bonds to link Snoqualmie with its sister community in South America started to gel in a carving exchange between the visiting Peruvian artists and the craftsmen at the Tribe’s Snoqualmie carving barn.

Kindergartners meet for ‘First Thanksgiving’ feast, lessons at North Bend Elementary | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 5:22PM

Paper hats, some with Native American feathers, others with Pilgrim brims and bonnets, topped the boys and girls. Flame colored crepe paper combined with hula hoops to form pretend ‘bonfires.’ But the enormous spread of food was real enough. Kindergartners at North Bend Elementary celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the school gym.

Art returns this weekend to Snoqualmie holiday event, downtown

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 12:22PM

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is again partnering with the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce to present art exhibits along with the Merry & Bright Downtown Open House, Northwest Railway Museum’s Santa’s Train and the Tree Lighting Festival scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Snoqualmie.

The holiday festivals of Fall City: Market, carols, Art Park party are all Saturday

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 12:23PM

The 14th annual Fall City Holiday Market is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd. The Fall City Historical Society table is back with its great gift ideas will include the 2014 Fall City Calendar, new collector’s beverage glass with “Fall City Brick School”, and a limited number of historic mugs. Come enjoy student performers from Chief Kanim Middle School Music Program. Band entertainment will include brass and saxophone quartets as well as flute and clarinet/oboe duets.

New officers join the ranks for future Snoqualmie-North Bend police force | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 12:28PM

The newest police officers to join the Snoqualmie Police Department, Daniel Chase Goddard, Anthony Graham, Dmitriy Vladis and Todd Wilson were sworn in on October 28, above, and pinned on their badges with help from their wives. Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson and North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing looked on, greeting Graham and the other officers.

It's A Wonderful Life: Valley Center Stage's version of Capra classic opens Thursday

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 12:47PM

The classic holiday show, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, celebrates community, reminding us that we contribute to each other’s happiness and well-being in ways we might not ever be aware of. Valley Center Stage in North Bend presents its adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film for the stage, December 5 through 21, as a live radio-style play.

Pat's rules: After 31 years as Snoqualmie's attorney, local native Pat Anderson handing off legal duties for retirement

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 12:50PM

Pat Anderson's career has taken a number of twists and turns. One road, however, kept leading him home. As a young lawyer, Anderson lucked out and got a job advising the government of his home city. He's been doing that job for more than 30 years, and his legal mind has become one of the longest serving institutional memories of the city. "An attorney always represents a client," said Anderson. "I advise the mayor and council when asked for advice. But when they've made a decision, it's my responsibility to use all lawful means to implement their decision. That's what I've tried to do, throughout my career."

Social, Health Services van visiting Carnation today

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 10:23AM

The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Carnation, visiting the Sno-Valley Food Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

Sno-Valley seniors putting on holiday bazaar, baked goods extravaganza

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 10:27AM

Sno-Valley Senior Center's Holiday Bazaar, bake sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. At the annual bazaar, celebrate "Christmas in Carnation" stocked with a variety of unique gifts and artisan items. The bake sale is a treasure trove of treats from some of the Valley's best bakers. Enjoy a hot beverage with a big fluffy cinnamon roll while you shop or buy a homemade hot soup lunch.

Out of the Past: The Snoqualmie Ridge hearings, new organ at Mount Si Lutheran

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:09AM

Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988: Responding to a single voice from the audience, Snoqualmie Mayor Jeanne Hansen stepped down from the panel taking testimony in formal hearings on Weyerhaeuser’s Snoqualmie Ridge proposal. John House, head of opposition group Friends of Snoqualmie Valley, noted that Hansen’s long employment with Weyerhaeuser—though not with the real estate branch involved in the proposal—could strain her ability to make an objective decision. Hansen offered to step down, and did so.

North Bend, Snoqualmie tree lighting festivals happen simultaneously, Saturday

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:12AM

Both Upper Valley cities mark the start of the holiday season with tree lighting festivals happening Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7 North Bend tree celebration The city of North Bend’s Holiday Tree Lighting Festival is 4 to 8 p.m. on the downtown block. Swing by for sing-alongs, performances, Santa visits and a nice bonfire.

The sounds of Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst: Acoustic show, workshop coming to North Bend Grange

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:14AM

Award-winning acoustic musicians Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst headline a concert and workshop at the Sallal Grange in North Bend, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. They will be performing a wide variety of music including jazz, bluegrass, acoustic country and their own original music. Ickes and Hurst are also doing a special workshop for musicians of all levels beforehand.

Hams for the holidays: Mount Si Food Bank seeking Christmas meats; Need is growing

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:59PM

Mount Si Food Bank in North Bend is requesting assistance from the community to provide hams to its clients for Christmas. Intending to hand out "Hams for Christmas" on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the bank is taking donations from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16 and 17, and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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