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Letters| Secretaries say Busby for school board

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby for Snoqualmie Valley School District school board. As a group, we have worked for many years in the front offices of our district, elementary, middle and high schools. Serving our communities’ children has been both a joy and a privilege. We are dedicated to their safety, well-being and academic achievement, and take pride in the quality of education our schools provide them.

Letters| Who doesn’t want better education? Support for Spring

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:03PM

In a conversation last week, I asked the question, “Who doesn’t want much better education for our kids?” One response: “I know people who are satisfied with the way it is now, or whose kids are graduated and don’t care anymore, or who don’t expect a return on district investment with the present administration and school board.”

Longtime NFL pro Howard Mudd helps teach Mount Si football's offense lessons of the game

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34PM

This year, Mount Si's offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After "you've done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there's a need to give back," Mudd said. "That's what I'm doing. I give them some of my knowledge."

Service for Irene Hallowell is Saturday at Fall City

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 9:35AM

Irene A. Hallowell, 90, of North Bend, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Issaquah. Irene moved to Snoqualmie Falls in 1943. During World War II, she worked for Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., pulling lumber on the green chain. She was also a school bus driver for many years.

'We have accomplished much, yet much remains to be done': Q&A with Mayor Matt Larson

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 9:19AM

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson is seeking his third term as mayor, and has a race on his hands this fall. Larson is opposed by Ed Pizzuto in the general election. Below, Larson, a former council member and planning commission member who moved to the Ridge in 1998 and took on full-time mayoral duties in his first term, answered questions about his vision and the city's needs.

Back to polls, again, for Si View Parks District | Prop. 1 maintains programs

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:09PM

In a tight economy, the Si View Metropolitan Parks District has twice successfully gone to its voters to preserve its funding. This year is no different, in that Si View has a Prop. 1 on the ballot, but in terms of what Si View returns on that investment, it’s already been a lot different. “Have we expanded? Well, we really just refined what we currently run,” says Executive Director Travis Stombaugh. “We don’t have more offerings, but we serve more people. Each program has gotten bigger and bigger.”

Holding the line: Fall City floats first M&O levy after annexations take a toll

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:11PM

You don’t just hop in a hovercraft and zoom away. “It takes a lot of training to be able to operate it,” explains firefighter Brett Krache, as he shows me the Fall City Fire District’s big fan-powered rescue craft. In some situations, like floods, it’s too dangerous to ply the Snoqualmie River with an outboard motor. So the department trains at ballfields and the river with the hovercraft. And that takes time.

North Bend prowler caught on camera: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:06PM

Caught on camera: On October 19, a resident made an online report of a prowler in the 13400 block of 456th Place Southeast. The resident had video on his home security system of a man walking up the home’s side path and into the backyard, then running away when the motion-activated light came on.

Letters | Heather Munden is an advocate for Snoqualmie

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:05PM

As a retired math/science teacher from Mount Si High School, I appreciate Heather Munden championing many educational issues during her campaign for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has the most children per capita of any King County city or town.

Hospital’s Lunch & Learn to look at health care reform

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:03PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, will focus on health care reform. Speaker Jay Rodne, State Representative for the Fifth Legislative District, will discuss the Affordable Care Act.

Two visions for Valley hospital’s future | Q&A with Dick Jones, Dariel Norris

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:07PM

King County Public Hospital District No. 4 sees a second contested race this fall. Sitting commissioner for position 2, Dick Jones of Carnation is challenged by Preston resident Dariel Norris. Below, Jones and Norris weigh in on district’s challenges and their vision for local health care, answering five questions from the Record.

Flood insurance essentials: Understand risks, plan ahead to avoid a devastating loss

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:41AM

With forecasters predicting a hard winter, homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a disaster. But insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.

Letters | Vote for Hauglie, County Councilwoman Lambert says

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:45AM

It is always a pleasure to work with Kevin Hauglie. He is responsive and cares deeply about his community and the people he serves. He is deeply rooted in this community and serves in roles as a businessman, family man, and responsible commissioner.

Growing up with the paper: Fall City’s John Groshell gives a kids-eye view of the news biz

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Nov 5, 2013 at 8:53AM

He grew up in the business, but John Groshell never had printer’s ink in his veins, like his father. Maybe seeing how many printers had lost a finger or two during their careers—one of the presses was called the hand-snapper, after all—is what cooled his enthusiasm, or the challenge of writing something every week. Certainly it wasn’t sporty enough for the future golf pro, teacher, and now owner of the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Letters | Voter’s forum helps exercise your rights

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:46AM

On behalf of the membership of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley, I want to extend our thanks to those who participated in the candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus. Rotary exists to promote the ideal of “service above self.” So, we see great value in an event like this, where voters have the opportunity to talk face to face with those who will represent them in their government. Dick Ryon’s effort in organizing made this event possible, and he was able to do so on very short notice. He did an excellent job.

Superintendent: Staff, students are in a productive routine, making gains | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:39AM

The school year is well underway, and our staff and students have settled into a productive and focused routine of teaching and learning. As a school system, we are striving to provide for our students the best educational experience possible. We are working to build upon past successes to make our schools even better. Our top priorities this year center on a number of major initiatives that will further improve our schools:

Guiding force: Former Valley Record owner, publisher Jim McKiernan looks back on years of change

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:44AM

The Snoqualmie Valley Record, 100 years old in 2013, took on new energy in 1996, when a local family, Jim and Karen McKiernan, purchased the paper from long-time publishers Bob Scott and the Buchman family. Here, Jim McKiernan looks back on his 12 years at the helm of the paper, through some of the biggest changes this Valley ever saw.

Snoqualmie doc shares flu fighting tips

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:56AM

There are two things we can count on in the winter – cold weather and stuffy or runny noses. Winter is prime time for spreading diseases since more people are staying indoors and spreading germs to others. The common cold and influenza are prevalent in the winter months. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid getting sick.

Letters | Let’s all be adults and move on

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:57AM

It is most interesting that a small group of extremists cannot accept that the majority of our country’s citizens do not share their point of view. Our President was elected twice by popular vote. If he was the product of a monarchy, he would have been born a prince, and his father or mother a king or queen. Demonizing him at every turn does not further your cause.

We were all readers: Gloria McNeely shared life's details as Valley Record editor in the 1950s

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:59AM

“I was born with a streak of curiosity a mile wide,” insists Gloria McNeely. “And I still want to know what’s happening around the corner and what’s happening tomorrow.” McNeely, has spent her adult life in the Valley, chronicled its history, championed causes, and for 10 years, wrote up the news of the day as associate editor of the Valley Record. She has to be the only editor here ever to start work as the paper’s bookkeeper.

Make it easy, make it fun: Emergency preparation in four weekly steps

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:35AM

Pondering how to prepare for a disaster can often be overwhelming. So, a good way to tackle emergency preparedness is to break down the various steps into weekly assignments that families can easy tackle over a month or so. Here are easy ways to get your family ready for a disaster, in four steps, based on information from FEMA and the American Red Cross.

Bomb threats made at North Bend City Hall

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 3:08PM

Last Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, North Bend's City Hall received two bomb threats. The threats, addressed to the North Bend Police, were delivered by mail to City Hall, which used to house the police department. "Basically, we got a letter saying there was possibly a bomb," said North Bend Police Chief Sgt. Mark Toner. "The letter was addressed to us, the police, so we searched the substation and the City Hall."

Guests of honor: Valley schools to host Veterans Day assemblies, starting Wednesday

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 4:59PM

Veterans and servicepeople in the Snoqualmie Valley are invited to attend any and all of seven school assemblies, held this week for Veteran’s Day in their honor. Veterans Day school assemblies in the Snoqualmie Valley School District include:

League champions! Mount Si volleyball on a win streak in postseason | Photo gallery

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27PM

The duo of Anna McCreadie and Lindsay Carr keep feeding off each other’s strengths. Last week, the junior-senior squad of outside hitter/setters led Mount Si to claim the league championship during tournament play at Juanita. Mount Si beat Mercer Island in the championship match, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Juanita. The Wildcats won in five sets, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, with the whole team putting in work.

Election results: Marci Busby ahead in Snoqualmie school race; Hospital challengers ahead

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 11:41AM

The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, early returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.

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