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- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:30PM
Our Snoqualmie Valley School District depends heavily upon local funding for hiring teachers, improving their effectiveness, school supplies, and other school operational expenses. About one quarter of the district operations budget comes from our local taxpayers, and approval for that must be reapproved every six years by voters.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:31PM
Levies are a fact of life in local school districts. For generations, they’ve been a crucial ‘secondary’ funding source for school districts. Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District and neighboring Riverview School District are asked to approve, renew and boost their local school levies, by voting yes and returning their ballots by mail before election day, Tuesday, Feb. 11.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:34PM
A barn on the Tasche-Schumacher farm, a mile out of Fall City on the Redmond road, was completely destroyed by fire. Mrs. Tasche said the children, playing in the yard just before the dinner hour, noticed smoke. The family hurriedly relocated 30 cattle. Steve, a sixth grader, tried in vain to start a tractor blocking one pen
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:44PM
The Snoqualmie City Council is on its annual retreat this week. The council met yesterday and today at the Puget Sound Energy building Conference Room on Douglas Street.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:50PM
Prospective Pacific Lutheran University student Boone Hapke, from Mount Si High School, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 a year—along with the opportunity to earn more.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:52PM
City of Snoqualmie Arborist Phil Bennett presents a workshop on pruning trees in winter to promote strong growth, withstand damage, and bring out the trees’ natural beauty. The event is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Library.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:53PM
A Girls Night Out fundraiser for the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. The event, which includes a women’s fashion show, shopping and refreshments, pays for scholarships to help women in the community go on retreats and attend conferences
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:54PM
STEM Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Mount Si High School. This event focuses on the high school’s science, technology, engineering and math offerings, and is open to all students who will attend Mount Si in 2014-15.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:58PM
Auditions begin soon for Valley Center Stage’s next production, a musical comedy romp directed by Alan Wilkie. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is a non-stop laugh-fest musical in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, schemes to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:59PM
Girl Rising, showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Theatre, is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors, that delivers a simple truth.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 2:07PM
The Snoqualmie City Council voted 6-1 to give a symbolic green light to a proposed $60 county-wide car tab fee that would fix the region’s beleaguered road and transit system. The tab hike was part of a plan for a new King County transportation benefit district, proposed by Executive Dow Constantine last month, that would ask voters to preserve Metro Transit and fix the county’s ailing roads system. Besides the new tab fee, a likely April ballot measure could include a 0.1 percent sales tax increase.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 8:57AM
Drivers need to be prepared for nightly closures on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass next week for rock blasting. Longer closures of two or more hours are planned for Monday and Tuesday. One hour closures planned for Wednesday and Thursday.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 10:42AM
Goal setting and planning is the topic of the next Moms Club meeting, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. Working mothers and stay-at-home mothers often feel stretched thin while trying to balance day-to-day life tasks and challenges. This consistent struggle can leave mothers feeling worn out and in need of some new strategies to help find happiness amidst their busy schedule.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:45PM
Alva was a government employee, working at Ministry of Justice in her home country of El Salvador, when life changed. When Alva’s boss upset the wrong people, her job became deadly. “Men with guns said ‘You leave or I kill you,’” said Alva. “I can’t talk about this. It was really dangerous for me.” Alva and her son Daniel fled as refugees. Today, they live at one of Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope shelters.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 5:49PM
It was late Saturday afternoon by the time Cortney Tubbs was ready to just take a break at the Festival at Mount Si. The all-town party was an all-day affair for the North Bend resident, who got started early, dabbing on clown make-up to be part of the Twede’s Cafe parade entry. Strolling on North Bend Way, she handing out pencils to excited children.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:35PM
The sign is up and the 77th Street Market is open, but then, it’s always open. The new venture by Carnation man Jeff Dunham is an open-air roadside stand, that he hopes will host farmers, ranchers, crafters and other artisans as it starts to grow. “It’s a lot of different things all at once,” says Dunham, a wood turner who’s selling his own works at the market and planting crops he expects to sell there next year.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:40PM
Outside jogging on the morning of Saturday, June 29, Snoqualmie citizen Lars Gunnarsson heard calls for help and realized a neighbor was in distress. Without hesitating, Gunnarson went to the woman’s aid, to find her husband unconscious and unresponsive.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:39PM
Friends of longtime Tolt resident Isabel Jones are invited to celebrate her 90th birthday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Jones is a member of the 1941 Class of Tolt High School and a leader of the Tolt Historical Society.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:38PM
Cascade Community Theatre, and Second Story Repertory have partnered to bring Split 2nd Improv to the Snoqualmie Valley for performances this summer. The next show is 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at Miller’s Arts and Community Center, 4597 Tolt Ave., Carnation, and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center, 15619 Main St. N.E. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students, and all of the content is “rated PG.” Learn more at www.cctplays.org or find CCT on Facebook.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:36PM
Anna Wheeler, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, has been attending the University of Washington since the summer of 2010 and is now entering her senior year. She will graduate with a degree in speech and hearing sciences, with a minor in education and diversity. On the Dean’s List each year, she was recently invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:41PM
Creating a residential block watch is the topic of the next North Bend community public safety meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Avenue South. Deputy Rob Rowe, a veteran King County Sheriff deputy and the crime prevention specialist for the city of SeaTac, will make a presentation on creating a block watch, and provide history, guidance and benefits of the block watch program. The meeting will also discuss crime-free business communities and multi-family housing programs.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 10:03AM
The first show of the season is coming up at Valley Center Stage in North Bend, and actors and actresses are needed. Auditions for "Almost, Maine", a play for romantics by John Cariani, are 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:29PM
Children can try their own hand at painting in the great outdoors during the Children’s Plein Air Paint Out , Saturday, Aug. 17, during Railroad Days. Stop by the Railroad Park Gazebo to get your youngsters started on an outdoor artistic adventure.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:37PM
River scenery races by for runners cruising on Mill Pond Road and over the Snoqualmie River bridges during the Railroad Days 5K, 10K and children’s fun run. It’s the surroundings, as well as the speed, that makes the Railroad Days run the premiere fast and flat course in the region. “It’s hard to find scenic and flat-and-fast in western Washington,” says Sean Sundwall, race organizer. For the fifth year, Snoqualmie’s summer run is a 10K championship run.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:44PM
Bridge Academy, an expanded program of the Bridge of Promise summer camp for people with developmental disabilities, is opening soon. Community members are invited to a Bridge Academy open house, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the former site of the Riverview School District offices, 32240 N.E. 50th St., Carnation.