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- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:17PM
With tax season ending, locals are welcomed to bring sensitive documents for shredding at a special, free Community Shred Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Ridge IGA parking lot, sponsored by Sno Falls Credit Union. A donation is requested for the Mount Si Food Bank.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:49PM
Snoqualmie Valley Schools superintendent Joel Aune is one of three finalists for the position of Superintendent of the Richland School District. The Richland district announced in a press release Wednesday, April 10, that Aune, Dr. Rick Schulte, superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District, and Dr. John Steach, superintendent of the Canby School District in Oregon, were finalists in the superintendent search, and would be interviewed by school board members and the public April 16 to 18.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:34PM
The stories of the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: Thursday, April 21, 1988 • Carnation is the only city in the county, possibly the state, that runs its own landfill. Because of new state laws adopted in 1985, it may be unfeasible for Carnation to keep it open. It’ll need monitoring stations, a treatment system for leaks, and a liner.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:24PM
We all spend a fair amount of our life in front of a computer and there are some simple steps to avoid pain and injury. Here are some tips to keep your spine in a neutral position so that your muscles are aligned in their most efficient way.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:35PM
Every so often, the ranking of a significant number of the world’s industrialized countries’ students achievement test scores is published. I cannot remember any such ranking for our country that was not dismal, and should be embarrassing for all Americans. Education is not a static process and changes are not always an improvement. I recall that in the ‘60s, Latin was removed from our high school curriculum. In the ‘70s, the use of phonics in teaching reading was challenged and in some instances, replaced. Calculators were, after much debate, allowed in sixth grade math. “New math” became a popular title for an unpopular program that mystified, and still mystifies, some parents.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:22PM
Hot Cider String Band will play, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 19, for the regular Contra Dance at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. It’s the last of the season. Hosts open the Grange Hall for a light meal of soup before the waltz lesson starts at 7 p.m. and food and beverages are available all evening. The beginning waltz lesson will introduce new dancers to the basic traveling waltz with a few cool moves thrown in for those who are adventurous.
The professionals: Culinary classes at Mount Si get students on right track for restaurant careers | Photo gallery
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:32PM
Behind the doors of the Wildcat Cafe kitchen, white-coated students are working fast to get ready for the lunch crowd. About 25 young men and women are putting the final garnishes on sandwiches, transferring pans to and from the large ovens, prepping cold foods, firing up grills and, for safety, yelling “corner!” every time they go around one. It seems chaotic, until you look back out the doors to the sea of students and teachers, waiting to place their orders. The line, five deep in places, stretches out the cafe and into the Mount Si High School commons.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 11:37AM
More rock blasting closures are planned for next week on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass and drivers need to plan for added travel time. The Washington State Department of Transportation and crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25, from Gold Creek (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno-Park (milepost 61). This work is weather dependent and may change if weather conditions change. Check our What’s Happening on I-90 website for changes to the rock blasting schedule.
Road rage, remembering a brother; Hey, I didn't mean to steal your groceries | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter
- Apr 19, 2013 at 4:17PM
On Tuesday, April 9, a Waste Management driver called Snoqualmie police about a threatening incident that occurred earlier in the morning in the 9200 block of Merritt Avenue Southeast. The driver had honked his horn at a construction truck so it would move, and the driver of that truck became very angry, swearing at him and trying to get at him. Police could not follow up because the driver could not describe the worker, and hadn't reported the incident right away.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 4:07PM
Here’s a simple exercise. Take out a pen, and a sheet of paper, and write out something—your name, your favorite band, the name of the closest restaurant—in cursive. How’d you do? I’ll bet it wasn’t easy. I tried to write the word “abstract” in cursive script the other day. I’d just met Joe Monihan, this week’s letter writer, and I wanted to see whether I still had the muscle memory from ages ago, when I still wrote in cursive. It had been a long time. The “r” was a wave, neither “t” matched, and the less said about “b” the better.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 4:05PM
The editorial page cartoon, (‘Nuclear kitchen’, March 27 Valley Record) with an attitude, seems to be poking a thumb in the eye of whomever manages, or mismanages, the Hanford nuclear waste mess. Nowhere in the piece do I see an image of Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who bears a good deal of the blame for effectively blocking utilization of the Yucca Flat waste repository in his state. We taxpayers shelled out a goodly sum to build that thing and many of Reid’s constituents took home those tax dollars while building it and there it sits, unused.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 4:13PM
Parents interested in learning more about the Riverview School District’s PARADE program for supporting home-schooling families are invited to an open house at the Riverview Learning Center in Carnation. For students in Kindergarten through fourth grade, there’s an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 22. For students in grades 5 through 8, the event is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. Join staff for a presentation on the program and learn about classes, the schedule, and how the district works with families to develop a student learning plan. Tour the facility to meet staff and see some of the opportunities available.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 4:12PM
They call it the Gateway Trail. It’s a shortish trek, partly through old-growth forest, partly along the trout-rich Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, with a spectacular arching footbridge at its start. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Middle Fork area each year for hiking, camping, kayaking, and cycling, and many will discover this spot. But, at 12 miles up a winding gravel road, is the Middle Fork Trail trailhead really a gateway? In more ways than one, says Mark Boyar, now a Mountains to Sound Greenway board member, and one of the volunteers in the loosely organized Middle Fork Coalition who helped the U.S. Forest Service build that footbridge 12 years ago.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 4:04PM
The number itself is a shock to the system: Every year, emergency rooms nationwide treat sports- and recreation-related brain injuries in nearly 175,000 children. The most common activities leading to these visits are cycling, football, playground activities (especially for children under 9), basketball and soccer. But such injuries can occur in any activity. Concussions can produce lifelong challenges with memory, emotion, movement and behavior. Children and teens take longer than adults to recover from concussions. We must take them seriously.
- Apr 22, 2013 at 2:12PM
The Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its second 5K Walk, “Wings of Courage” at Marymoor Park, Redmond, on Saturday, May 11.
- Apr 22, 2013 at 2:09PM
Three Snoqualmie Valley students won state awards for their entries in the 2013 Reflections Art Contest, sponsored by the Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA).
- Apr 22, 2013 at 2:19PM
Pinwheels take on a new meaning this month. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness of child maltreatment and how to prevent it in our community. The Washington state Department of Early Learning uses pinwheels to represent its campaign urging people to learn more about prevention and supporting children and their families.
- Apr 22, 2013 at 2:13PM
The 2013 Mount Si Baseball Texas Hold’em card tournament is right around the corner, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Four Gables Farm Fall City.
- Apr 22, 2013 at 2:07PM
Your yearly photo contest is great. I’m curious as to how many entries you receive. Would it be possible to print the non-winners photos, a few each week, for us all to enjoy?
- Apr 22, 2013 at 3:14PM
Mount Si Gymnastics and Dance proudly announced that 15 team members qualified for the Washington State Championship at the Central Sectionals Qualifying meet, held April 6 and 7 at Newport High School.
- Apr 23, 2013 at 3:03PM
Members of the local Youth Club of the Washington State Quarter Horse Youth Association have a big heart for horses. Club members named Rancho Laguna’s H.E.A.R.T. (Home of Equine Assisted Rescue Therapy) ranch in Snoqualmie as their charity of choice for 2013. Besides donating funds, the club members are committing their volunteer hours to the ranch, spending hours this winter organizing bins of tack donations, picking stalls, and grooming rescue horses and donkeys. Tina Laguna, owner and director of Rancho Laguna’s HEART, is a long-time Quarter Horse Association member and past board member.
- Apr 23, 2013 at 3:10PM
The Ridge Valley U14 Black Volleyball team won the Domino’s Pizza Volleyball Invite tournament last month at Franklin Pierce High School. The team was undefeated in pool play, beating each of the other three teams in the pool in two games. In the quarterfinals, the Ridge Valley team beat Power Surge in two straight games. This is the first tournament win for any Ridge Valley team. The team is coached by Lani Beadle and Larry Carr.
- Apr 23, 2013 at 3:41PM
Granite Mountain took the life of Professor John Scribner of North Bend almost 30 years ago to the day; April 16, 1983, on an unseasonably warm day. Will we ever learn that Granite Mountain features indicate that catastrophic events will occur? The trail to the top can be accessed in a much safer location. It is time to act and fix the problem before the next victim.
- Apr 23, 2013 at 3:09PM
The third annual Northwest Equine Fashion Show & Auction, benefiting the Warrior Family Retreat program, is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center, 31022 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd., Fall City. Timber Creek Western Lifestyle, Olson’s Tack, the Grange Supply and Ring Bling Designs are presenting the show as a benefit, and planning an evening of fun and elegance that includes a sneak peek at the latest spring fashions for the horse, human and hound.
Coming after the competition: Mount Si softball fires on all cylinders as hits, pitching power Interlake wins | Photo gallery
- Apr 23, 2013 at 3:57PM
Tamarra Crowe’s biggest fan—her little niece Mia—jumps into her arms following the big game. Mia and her parents, Ryan and Jamie Hildebrand, camp out on the other side of the fence at every Mount Si girls softball game, rain or shine, though a downpour may send them back to the car for a dashboard box seat. Now raking the field, shortstop Crowe had just had a big game, contributing a homer to help Mount Si keep its dreams of glory alive for her senior year. “This puts us in a good spot,” says Crowe. “We have a lot more energy. We’re batting more and we’re getting a lot of hits. Fielding is good.”