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One-hour rock blasting closures planned next week on Snoqualmie Pass; construction delays near North Bend

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 10:36AM

Drivers planning a trip on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass need to plan for an hour of added travel time next week due to closures for rock blasting. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each night, Monday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 12. The pass will be closed eastbound at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound at Price Creek (milepost 61). Drivers are encouraged to use exits before the closure points to access services.

Police looking into shots-fired case in Carnation

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 4:58PM

Officers with the Duvall police department are looking into an odd situation involving gunshots fired late Monday, Sept. 2, on West Rutherford Street. There appear to be no serious injuries resulting from an altercation that happened shortly before 11 p.m. According to Duvall Police Cmdr. Carey Hert, who spoke to the Record on Friday, an older Carnation man reported that he had been shot by a shotgun blast. Police found a small nick in his arm, while two teens, who were known to the man, possibly living with him, claimed that they had been struck by a car in an altercation. They were taken to the hospital, Hert said.

Photographer Sandy Horvath offering club, tips

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 4:54PM

Local photographer and teacher Sandy Horvath is offering free membership in his photography group, Club SnapShot, for Snoqualmie Valley residents who want to improve their skills. Learn tips and tricks, glossary of photography terms, custom camera settings, editing software suggestions and deals.

Small-time crook, flower grabber, who destroyed my windshield? Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 4:56PM

Mini-thief: A caller in North Bend reported that someone had broken into his apartment two days earlier. The victim said that around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, he left his home, and when he returned, it appeared that someone had entered through the partially-open kitchen window by removing the screen and crawling through the hole. The person stole a small amount of tobacco and candy.

Rural Lower Valley homes offered free address signs

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 4:51PM

In an effort to improve safety, local fire departments are partnering to offer residents in the unincorporated areas of Carnation and Duvall (ZIP codes 98014 and 98019) free address signs. Many rural homes do not have clear addresses or driveway markings, which can cause a delay when emergency responders are trying to find a home. The Duvall (Fire District 45) and Carnation (Eastside Fire & Rescue) fire departments, along with the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council are working with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Community Service Areas grant program to provide address signs for rural residents of these communities.

Imminent strike for Snoqualmie Valley schools: Negotiations continue, but no more union meetings are planned

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 4:48PM

Valley teachers are preparing to go on strike. On Friday morning, Sept. 6, potentially their last day of work before the strike, the union blog advised them to take any pets or plants with them when they leave their classrooms at end of day, because they may not be allowed back in for the duration. Only a majority-approved contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District can stop the strike, and only if it arrives by 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

Update: Snoqualmie teachers approve contract deal; school on Monday

  • Sep 8, 2013 at 7:32PM

Hundreds of Snoqualmie Valley teachers walked into the Mount Si High School auditorium, blue ballots in hand, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, to vote on a proposed contract deal. The Snoqualmie Valley Education Association’s bargaining team announced just before 4 p.m. Sunday that it had reached a tentative contract agreement with the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The agreement is expected to avert a teachers strike that had been set to begin Monday if no settlement was in place.

Watch out for lottery scams, attorney general warns

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 9:15AM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and officials from Washington's Lottery are bringing attention to lottery scams. Individuals and groups are calling and emailing victims on a more regular basis with the goal of tricking people into thinking they’ve won a lottery prize, according to Ferguson's office.

Energy in canvas: Valley mom and daughter Ranita and Alraune Chowdhury grow in arts | Photo gallery

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 9:40AM

In the warmth of a lazy Monday evening, Alraune Chowdhury paints. She squeezes out fingernail length amounts of cobalt violet hue and phthalo blue onto ivory pallet paper. She mixes her colors with linseed oil until they glow and then carefully rounds the tip of her brush into a point. Leaning back in her chair, Alraune considers her nylon stretch canvas. A friend has commissioned her to paint a portrait of purple and blue dahlias. She glances at a freshly cut dahlia to right and strokes the curve of the petals. After dipping her moistened brush in the glistening oils, she brings a garden to life in her little studio overlooking Mount Si.

Celebration of life in September for Carnation's John Scott Boyle, 66

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 9:20AM

John Boyle of Carnation, husband to Barbara and father to Shawna and Matt, died Monday, Sept. 2, at home. He was 66. A private committal service was held at Tahoma, National Cemetery in Kent. A celebration of John's life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 28, at Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation.

Benefit auction tickets for Acres of Diamonds on sale now

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 9:18AM

Acres of Diamonds is holding a fundraising dinner and auction, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Riverview School District building, 15510 First Ave. N.E., in Duvall. The evening will include live music, live and silent auctions, and dinner. This event is the main fundraising event each year for the women's shelter and transitional home for women and children. Acres of Diamonds provides a safe and nurturing Christian environment that allows homeless women to learn how to break the cycle of addiction, poverty and homelessness.

Candidate: Promote success by re-opening Snoqualmie Middle School | Letters

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 9:13AM

As a candidate for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board who has pledged to reopen Snoqualmie Middle School, I would like to respond to a letter to the editor published on August 22, 2013, asking us to come together in support of closing Snoqualmie Middle School and converting it into an isolated ninth grade campus. The author apparently wants us to ignore the harm that this isolated ninth grade campus will inflict on more than one thousand students in our school district in order to try this risky experiment. For example, 450 middle school students from the former Snoqualmie Middle School will now be bused to schools far from their homes.

Gun shop is not for bad guys | Letters

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 9:21AM

Just a thought about our new “assault weapons boutique.” I went in there last week and looked around. It is thoughtfully laid out with a good selection of weapons, ammunition and other related items... even some nifty survival equipment. But more important, I got to meet Mike Marinos. Here’s a man who comes to you with the education, training and life experiences to responsibly select and present the principles of safe and effective weapons use.

Looking for a Job? Mt Si Senior Center is looking for a cook

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:04PM

The Mount Si Senior Center is looking for find a part-time cook for 5 days a week to provide nutritional, well-balanced lunch meals. The cook is responsible for planning menus, ordering food and cleaning supplies, maintaining safety and a clean and sanitized dining and kitchen area. Applications can be found at the center, located in North Bend.

Valley teacher strike narrowly averted in deal over class size, pay raises

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 12, 2013 at 3:00PM

Hundreds of Snoqualmie Valley teachers walked into the Mount Si High School auditorium, blue ballots in hand, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, to vote on a new three-year contract. Officially, they were on strike, per an overwhelming majority vote of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association members from last Tuesday, Sept. 3, but their actions Sunday averted that. By 8 p.m., the deal was in hand. It passed with 59 percent of the 295 teachers voting to approve the deal, which lays out a roughly 12 percent pay increase over the next three years.

Stacking up Snoqualmie Valley schools, neighboring districts' pay, achievements

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:22PM

How does Snoqualmie Valley stack up? On the one hand, schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District are high-achieving, award-winning institutions. On the other, they're desperately crowded and understaffed, with a high teacher turn-over rate because of low teacher salaries. How are these both true statements?

Team tactics: Mount Si girls soccer team reloads with experience, surprises

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:16PM

For Sophia Rouches, team co-captain, soccer is great for a reason. It's individual skill and team focus, together. "You can work on your foot skills and make yourself a better player, and it'll benefit the whole team. It makes them better players, by you playing hard," she said.

Lone wolves and doubles 'rocks': Mount Si tennis vets, newcomers start a fast fall run

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:15PM

"Tennis is my life!' proclaims Drew Hadaller, with just a trace of humor, as he and doubles partner Logan Cochran grab water before their next match. "I had to come back for Logan," the senior added. Ditto for his partner: "Drew is my rock!" All goofing aside, these two will compete for the top doubles spot on a reloaded Mount Si tennis team that brings a good bit of solid returning talent. Cochrane and Hadaller hit the courts and the ball machines at Robinswood, Sammamish Club and Pine Lake this past summer, and are ready to play.

Nature-inspired art show at Snoqualmie’s Black Dog Café

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:07PM

North Bend artist Kristin Lockwood shows her works, many of which explore the relationship between people and the environment, through September at Snoqualmie’s Black Dog Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. An artist reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

North Bend has economic dev’t commission opening

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 4:05PM

North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the city’s Economic Development Commission. The open spot is Position 2, with a term expiring Dec. 31 of this year. The Business and Economic Development Commission has seven members, and typical terms are four years. Their role is to provide guidance and direction on the city’s future economic development. Meetings are typically once a month on a Thursday morning.

Health officials announce public exposures to new Eastside measles case

  • Sep 11, 2013 at 11:39AM

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a child who was in several locations in King County during the contagious period. The child is a King County resident who was incompletely vaccinated—had one of the recommended two doses of vaccine and at an age earlier than recommended—and exposed to a sibling who had the measles. The sibling was unvaccinated and had become infected while traveling in Europe; the sibling’s case was previously announced by public health officials.

Flexible child care: New season begins for Valley Indoor Playground

  • Sep 11, 2013 at 11:51AM

The new session of the Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground starts Monday, Sept. 16, and runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Si View Community Center Gymnasium, 400 Orchard Street, North Bend. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground, a non-profit, parent-run organization, seeks to enhance the lives of families with children ages 0-5 through programs designed to encourage a greater sense of community in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Don't forget your Jazz Walk tickets; Music in North Bend Saturday

  • Sep 11, 2013 at 12:25PM

With dozens of musicians coming to venues throughout North Bend this Saturday, jazz lovers shouldn't forget to grab those Jazz Walk tickets. North Bend’s Jazz Walk returns, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 14.

Bellevue College president, marketing guru coming to Snoqualmie Valley Chamber events

  • Sep 11, 2013 at 12:03PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is planning activities to help local businesspeople make connections. The Chamber's next luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, looks at "The Future of Economic Development and Employment in the Snoqualmie Valley." David Rule, the president of Bellevue College, leads a panel discussion with executives from Spacelabs and other Valley employers.

Snoqualmie Legion BBQ, meet and greet is Thursday

  • Sep 11, 2013 at 12:43PM

Veterans with the Valley’s American Legion Post 79, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Snoqualmie and Issaquah, the Legion Riders and the Legion Auxiliary are welcomed to the Post’s end-of-summer family barbecue, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the downtown Snoqualmie post, on River Street. The event starts with the installation of officers. It’s also a night to meet and greet members and their families.

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