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North Bend publishes homeless problem survey | Info meeting planned

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:48PM

In trying to address the issues surrounding its homeless/transient population, North Bend is turning to its citizens. The city has created an 18-question survey on community concerns and priorities, and encourages residents to complete the survey, either online, or on a paper copy, available at City Hall. The North Bend Council’s Public Safety Committee requested the survey, City Administrator Londi Lindell said, in response to citizens’ concerns about a seemingly growing number of homeless people and problems.

Letters | Norris would bring dedication to board

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:52PM

In next week’s election, the citizens of the Snoqualmie Valley have the chance to elect Dariel Norris, a highly qualified long-time local resident to position 2 on the board of commissioners of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

North Bend's Twin Falls Middle School students to take part in mock election

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:47PM

As Washington voters cast ballots in the 2013 General Election, thousands of students in grades K-12 will get their chance to vote in the Washington state Mock Election. In the Valley, eighth grade students at Twin Falls Middle School will be taking part.

Letters | Hauglie and Jones show what’s best in Valley

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51PM

As a former Hospital employee, I can affirm firsthand the Snoqualmie Valley has greatly benefited from Hospital District Commissioner Kevin Hauglie and President Dick Jones’ brilliant —I would call it courageous—leadership these past six years. They have helped transform the then-struggling hospital into a thriving 21st century healthcare institution, well suited to the personality of the Valley and able to meet its growing needs well into the future.

Out of the Past: Concerns for Ridge growth; Round-the-world voyage with a woman she's never met

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:07PM

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988: Once again, the growth is concerning. The massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal looms over Snoqualmie, and now a similar package is under similar study at North Bend. Frederick Peterson of Wahluke Farms last week submitted a 975-acre annexation request for land south of the city, extending to Wilderness Rim, which could encompass 2,700 homes.

Hometown hero: Valley’s own ‘Voice’ Austin Jenckes visits his roots at surprise concert | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:48PM

Hunched over his guitar and grinning, red-faced, Austin Jenckes kicks out one, sometimes both of his booted feet as he plays. He’s more humble hometown boy than the rock star a capacity crowd has gathered to celebrate, and he’s the first to admit it. “I really appreciate all of you being here tonight,” Jenckes told a crowd of 950-plus at the Riverview School District offices in Duvall Oct. 24 for his surprise concert. “All of this is actually kind of freaking me out!”

Royalty for a day: Homecoming crowns are a surprise for Mount Si students | Photo gallery

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:32PM

Prince and princess on Monday, David Butler and Sami Kieffer were king and queen by Friday, enjoying royal status for a single weekend. The crowns came as a nice surprise for the pair, the 2013 Mount Si homecoming queen and king, who took the recognition at halftime last Friday, Oct. 25, with smiles, then went to the next night’s dance as a royal couple. “I don’t think we expected it,” Keiffer said of the recognition.

Hard hitters: Mount Si football’s linemen reap the rewards of a team approach | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:17PM

On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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