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- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM
Elizabeth Ballinger-Dix of North Bend graduated recently from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Ballinger-Dix, who majored in English, was one of 464 seniors who received their degrees. She is the daughter of Judy S. Ballinger of North Bend.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 2:58 PM
North Bend’s Jazz Walk returns, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 14. Come to downtown North Bend for food, drinks and some of the finest jazz entertainment ever to hit the Valley.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 3:03 PM
Jagger Bucy, 7, of Snoqualmie, and Brandon Daly, 10, of North Bend, each won their respective classes in the Red Line Cup West Coast Regional bicycle motocross races in St. Helen’s, Ore., on July 20. Both racers are now qualified for the Red Line Cup regional championship race weekend in Fresno, Calif., scheduled for October 4, 5 and 6.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 3:04 PM
Help kick off the 2013 Wildcat football season at Football-a-Palooza, a free family event, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Mount Si High School front parking lot. The event is a pre-game promotion before the annual Scarlet and Gray game at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Will Desler is there before the door opens. Ready to claim his prize in the King County Library System’s Summer Reading Program, he’s primed in a bright green Sounders jersey. That shirt is appropriate. Because, just as some kids play baseball and others pursue a soccer ball, this 10-year-old Duthie Hill resident’s sport is reading. And for the fifth year, he’s been the champ at Fall City Library, the first kid across the 1000-hour finish line for five years running.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Taking tips: On August 14, a business in the 200 block of West North Bend Way reported a theft. An employee reported that a 30-year-old man took the tip jar and her cell phone off the counter, then ran. Officers arrested the thief and closed the case.
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 4:55 PM— updated Aug 23, 2013 at 5:04 PM
On Friday, Aug. 23, the Boeing Classic golf tournament on Snoqualmie Ridge kicked off in high style with the ceremonial flyover of a Boeing 777 jet from Emirates Air. As golf fans headed to the ropes to watch Champions Tour athletes compete, it was also Kids' Day, with families introducing young players to the sport in a number of events.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Thirteen Valley students earned a place on the dean’s list for Spring 2013 quarter at Eastern Washington University. Honorees include Snoqualmie students Lindsay Kirby, Cameron Hilsmann, Charles Corriveau, Kelly Kole, Shelby Seydell, Brittney Conway, Jessareh Helm, Kaitlyn Absher, Stevie Riley, Hannah Masbaum, Micah Masbaum, Kyle Whitworth, and Annika Browne of Carnation.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:22 PM
John and Barbara Boyle of Carnation recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The Boyles were married Aug. 4, 1973, in Davison, Mich. John served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, and worked for Chrysler in Michigan until 1979, at which time the Boyles moved to the Northwest. He worked at Chateau Ste. Michelle for many years and retired in 2012 from the city of Redmond as a maintenance technician.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Cary Purchase of North Bend received his bachelor of arts degree in exercise science, exercise Sspecialist, from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Purchase was a 2007 graduate of Mount Si High School, where he was an all-conference player on the Wildcat football team and a varsity competitor in track and wrestling.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM
Join the Sno Valley Senior Center and the health-promoting Snoqualmie Valley Community Network for a fun morning of golf, networking, and raising funds. The Tee Off for Valley Health Golf Tournament is Thursday, Sept. 12, at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. Action begins at 8 a.m. with a shot-gun start, followed by a luncheon and silent auction. The center is seeking sponsorships as well as golfers.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM
An important project to replace a decaying old timber bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in North Bend is nearly completed, and King County Parks staff expect the new steel span to be open for public use as of this week. The old timber bridge that once carried a railroad line and then the trail over a wetland near downtown North Bend has been removed and replaced with a single-span steel girder bridge. The work began in late April, and required closing the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between the Mount Si golf Course and the trail’s intersection with Main Avenue North in downtown North Bend.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Sisters Abigail, 10, and Emily Hamilton, 7, recently competed at the National American Miss state pageant and finished strong. Emily, who performed a singing ventriloquist act to “The Lonely Goatherd” from the “Sound of Music” and was a crowd favorite, won the talent contest. Both girls received several trophies and Emily received a $250 cash prize for the talent win, which will go toward her college fund. Both girls also had a number of runner-up awards.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Monica Phillips has been selected as the new assistant principal of Twin Falls Middle School. She was hired to replace Martin Barber, who was appointed as principal of Twin Falls earlier this summer. Barber replaces Ruth Moen, who was named to a new district-level position as director of instructional support.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Playing in only his fifth Champions Tour event, John Riegger won the 2013 Boeing Classic by birdying three of the final four holes, to shoot a 4-under 68 and seal a two stroke victory over John Cook. When asked how he felt about the experience, he simply stated “This is going to go down as the best win of my career, Seattle is going to become like a second home to me."
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Age 21 is a milestone for many young adults, and reaching it means official adulthood to them. For some, though, it’s a cliff, and reaching that age means going over the edge. At least that’s how Sally Coomer of Carnation sees it, for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Up to that age, she explained, many such individuals receive state assistance with education and even job training, but at 21, most are no longer eligible. They can still get help, through organizations like the Special Care Agency, which Coomer and Cindy O’Neill co-founded, but Coomer says, their options are limited.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM
It’s official, but not effective just yet; commercial trucks can’t park on city streets. Amendments to the city code on adopted by the North Bend City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 6, specifically ban parking on six city streets and in any multi-family residential area in the city for commercial trucks, except as needed for making deliveries, permitted construction projects, or emergency closures of the interstate highway.
- posted Aug 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM— updated Aug 28, 2013 at 3:59 PM
The Sallal Grange’s August open mic event, hosted by the Nursery at Mount Si, raised $1,000 for the Save Our Theatre fund for the North Bend Theatre. Rain postponed the event, usually on the first Friday of the month at the Grange Hall, but relocated to the nursery during the Twin Peaks Festival, to Aug. 16. Artists, vendors, and residents gathered in the shadow of Mount Si for music, food and community as the sun set.
- posted Aug 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM
Robert Anthony Kumbalek, a long-time member of Snoqualmie Valley’s American Legion Post 79 recently died. Kumbalek was born Oct. 31, 1951, in Madison, Wis., and resided in North Bend.
- posted Aug 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM
The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s workers this Labor Day with a special weekday train run of the Museum’s antique train on Monday, September 2. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic train excursions through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride past the top of Snoqualmie Falls and a splendid view of the valley below.
- posted Aug 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM
Wanted: Performers who want to scare people, make them gasp, scream and laugh. Auditions for the cast of Night on a Dark Trail, a Snoqualmie Valley community event, are Sept. 9. The performance itself is on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, on Snoqualmie Ridge. Anyone between sixth grade and 99 years old is invited. Besides actors, volunteers and crew members are needed.
- posted Aug 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM
The fifth annual Plein Air Paint Out was held in downtown Snoqualmie on Saturday, Aug. 24, drawing both local and distant artists to the competition.
- posted Aug 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Lawns got mowed, fences fixed and weeds felled this summer by the strong arms of Wildcat football players—all part of the Wildcat Worker program. About 30 players took part this summer, from incoming freshmen to seniors, mostly football players, but a few soccer players also joined in. Wildcat Workers was started to take financial pressure of sports off families. It’s become a win-win for the athletes, their team and local homeowners, says Worker parent Kathy Hyland.
- posted Aug 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM
The following stories from 25 and 50 years ago made the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week, from our archives: • The six-foot diameter Tolt water pipeline ruptured Monday about 11 a.m., about a half-mile west of the West Snoqualmie Valley Road, leaving Duvall water customers out of service. The road was closed to traffic from 124th Street to the Woodinville-Duvall Road after the break -- water cascading down to the hill to the Valley floor washed mud, rocks and debris across the roadway. It's too soon to tell what caused the break, but a bad seam may be to blame.
- posted Aug 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Sunday School kids spent time on summer Sundays tending and watering the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s community garden. In May, the class planted vegetable and herb seedings. Children decided what they wanted to grow, and planted carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, beans, beets, broccoli, basil, coriander, catnip and sunflowers.