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Time is short, but bonds go deep as North Bend's Gene Grantham trains guide dogs for the blind | Photo Gallery
- Nov 15, 2013 at 3:35PM
Gene Grantham knew the plan all along. He was going to bring home a 3-month-old puppy, house-break it, train it, love it, and more than a year later, hand the leash over to a Guide Dogs for the Blind trainer and eventually, the pup’s new owner. It would be fun to have a puppy, he figured, and a lot easier now that he was retired. It would also be rewarding to help out someone who needed a guide dog. But it was not supposed to be so hard.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 3:06PM
On November 5, King County Sheriff's Deputies in North Bend police received a theft report from a business in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. The business provided video footage showing an employee, who had been at the store for one week, taking money from the register. The employee didn’t return.
- Nov 16, 2013 at 11:30AM
The Science on Wheels van from Pacific Science Center is visiting North Bend's Opstad Elementary School this coming Monday, Nov. 18. Science on Wheels brings the excitement and curiosity of Pacific Science Center from Seattle to classrooms beyond the center's arches. With plenty of visual exhibits and opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning in subjects such as physics, space and geology, it should deliver a lot of educational fun to local students.
- Nov 16, 2013 at 2:20PM
The season is over, but the memories will last from the Mount Si football team's journey this season. The Wildcats had been on a roll when they arrived at Memorial Stadium, beneath the Space Needle, this past Friday, Nov. 15. They had a three game winning streak, losing only one of their 10 games this season and that to state-champion Bellevue, before taking the field at Seattle Center, cheered by a huge Mount Si band and cheer squad. Yet the O'Dea Fighting Irish were more than a match, handing the Wildcats a bitter 49-7 loss.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:39AM
An annual national contest that encourages students to put their thoughts about a book into words is underway this fall. Now in its ninth year in Washington, the Letters About Literature competition encourages young readers to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead. The contest, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, is for schoolchildren in grades 4 to 12 and those who are homeschooled.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:43AM
Register now for the 2014 Falls Little League season, now through Friday, Jan. 31. The league is offering a discount to early bird registrations until the end of 2013.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:49AM
Patrick Linder, a resident of Snoqualmie, published a novel, “Ghost Music,” this October. Linder’s novel was awarded third place for unpublished fiction at this summer’s Public Safety Writers Association conference. According to his publishing house, Oak Tree Press, Linder is pushing the mystery genre in a more literary direction.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:50AM
Recent staff changes at the city of North Bend reflect the city’s position, ready to grow, and needing some help with that. New hire Dawn Masko takes over as the city’s finance director and assistant city administrator, and Megan O’Neal recently joined the city’s Community and Economic Development Office as a new associate planner. While Masko is filling an existing role, recently vacated by Stan Lewis, O’Neal is a long-awaited addition to the city’s planning department, says office director Gina Estep.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:51AM
Police and opportunistic thieves alike had a busy weekend in North Bend recently. At least nine cars were broken into late Friday or early Saturday Nov. 8 or 9, but few items were reported stolen. Fridays spree began in the neighborhood north of E.J. Roberts Park. Police received multiple car prowl reports, at 11:18, 11:31, 11:49 and 11:59 p.m. The victims, most of whom had left their vehicles unlocked, called from the 800 block of Northeast Eighth Street, the 200 block of Northeast
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:45AM
Heather Vincent of Snoqualmie Cattle Company snapped this photo, at sunrise Wednesday, Oct. 30, of the ranch’s registered Texas Longhorn, Dolly (full name: SS Farlap Dolly). Next to her is Rio Nine Eleven, her two-year-old male calf, born on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 9:33AM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, after persistent heavy rainfall for much of the day brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected. As of 12:30 a.m., the sum of the Snoqualmie River’s three forks was 12,300 cubic feet per second, higher than the Phase II flood alert threshold of 12,000 CFS. Typically, only minor flooding in low-lying areas would be expected along the Snoqualmie River at this flow, with the potential for water over just a few roads.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:46PM
North Bend residents are invited to discuss the city’s homeless and transient population this month, in the city’s series of community safety meetings. This month’s meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend, An emergency winter shelter opened a week before the community meeting.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:45PM
To meet growing needs, Friends of Youth is announced its 2013 Riverview Youth and Family Services Breakfast to increase counseling hours in the Riverview School District communities. The breakfast is 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. at the Riverview Educational Service Center Multipurpose Room, 15510 1st Ave. N.E., Duvall.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:47PM
Gary Callero will speak about humanitarians effort in Southern Tanzania that help orphaned children, when he visits the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club this Thursday, Nov. 21. Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. A Seattle native, Callero will speak about the Mwangaza Foundation, Kirkland, which supports the Songea Women and Children Care Organization in Songea, Tanzania.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:48PM
More than 200 classified school employees are expected to vote Wednesday, Nov. 20, on a new contract proposal from the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The proposal is the first that the local Public School Employees (PSE) bargaining team has agreed to bring to its general membership. It’s also long-awaited, since the union began negotiating a new contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District last April. “We’re working under an expired contract,” PSE President Jill Holen told the Record last week via telephone. The contract, covering most of the district’s non-teaching and non-secretarial employees, officially expired Sept. 1. By state law, though, the terms of the contract remain in effect for the next year —or until a new contract is approved, which Holen is hoping might happen next week.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 4:18PM
Feet flew as runners young and old raced through a brisk Turkey Trot, Saturday morning, Nov. 16, on Snoqualmie Ridge, helping raise money for Valley schools. The day included a children’s 1K run that had families cruising around Cascade View Elementary School, and a 5K that had runners winding around the Ridge. The race wasn’t without one hiccup.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:33PM
Paul Green Jazz & Blues is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Black Dog Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Green, North Bend’s resident blues legend, takes the stage every week here. Music, the blues in particular, has been his life, ever since he picked up a harmonica at age 20.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:40PM
The Sallal Grange hosts a holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. This second seasonal event will feature a bake sale to benefit the House of Hope in North Bend.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:41PM
Don’t miss this year’s student-performed musical at Mount Si High School, “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show combines the efforts of the Mount Si choir, drama, band, art, Construction Tech, and other programs. “Fiddler” boasts a student pit orchestra, a large cast and ensemble that involved many students. Direction is by Haley Isaacs, the new Choral and Drama director at Mount Si.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:46PM
Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Washington now, but not in North Bend. City officials and staff here have deferred the needed updates to North Bend’s zoning, licensing and taxing regulations while awaiting the final rules from the state Liquor Control Board, which will regulate the drug. A moratorium on the establishment of any medical marijuana dispensaries or collective gardens has been in effect since June, 2011, in North Bend.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:29PM
Wreaths from the Snoqualmie Valley are being sold as part of a fundraiser for the Business and Professional Women's Chapter of Bellevue, of which Valley resident Karen Granger is president. The 22-inch wreaths are made from Noble Fir boughs. It's a limited sale. Orders need to be placed by noon Sunday, Nov. 24.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:52PM
Harley Brumbaugh was six years old in 1940—still years from embarking on a musical career that led him from the U.S. Army to teach at high schools and colleges in the Northwest, to lead his own band, and finally back home. Yet he has love for the tunes of his early boyhood. “These are the songs that have lasted,” he said.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:30PM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is offering two youth art classes, Saturday, Nov. 23. Admission is free. An “Animals in Art” Painting Workshop is 10 a.m. Saturday. A fashion illustration class follows at 11:15 a.m. Both classes are held at the Cascade View Elementary School Gymnasium, 34816 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:17AM
Watch as Snoqualmie’s Christmas Tree shines, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Railroad Park Gazebo across from the Snoqualmie Depot. Visit with Santa, get horse-drawn carriage rides, listen to live music, and enjoy cookies and cocoa.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:19AM
Jory Pearce of North Bend married John Hindmarch of Carnation on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Jory, 22, a 2009 graduate of Mount Si High School, is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Pearce of North Bend.