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- Nov 14, 2013 at 2:21PM
The consequences of inaction on stable funding for public transit were spelled out last week, as King County Metro Transit detailed drastic cuts to bus service that must be planned now in the absence of funds from the state. “The time for action is now, with the Legislature in special session, to avert cuts to bus service that would be without precedent in the 40-year history of Metro,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine last week. “It is unconscionable that King County should be compelled to cut bus service, due to lack of funding authority from the state.”
- Nov 14, 2013 at 2:15PM
A series of adventures await visitors on Fridays, starting at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Each trip includes the bus ride to and from the event, leaving from the center at 411 Main Ave. South.
- Nov 14, 2013 at 2:15PM
Last month, interested members from the community gathered at the YMCA on Snoqualmie Ridge to learn from family history workshop instructors Erin Christensen and Annette Willis. The two hosts shared ways to record family research findings on paper and digitally from files extracted on the Internet, how to avoid duplicating information and how to move forward with optimum research efficiency.
Out of the Past: Five-year-old Valley girl fights cancer, wants to go back to kindergarten; Snoqualmie blacks out after vandalism
- Nov 14, 2013 at 2:20PM
Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: • Nov. 14 1963: A benefit dance is planned for Jodi Michelle Blagg, a blue-eyed, brown-haired little girl who celebrated her fifth birthday on Sept. 14. She is a happy, normal child in every way, except one—her days are limited for she is a victim of cancer. Weak from six days of treatment at Children's orthopedic Hospital, she is anxious to return to her beloved kindergarten classes.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 10:07AM
Scott and Kay Eastman are putting on a food drive on behalf of the Adra P. Berry Memorial Food Bank in Preston. They will be receiving non-perishable items near the park-and-ride site at I-90's exit 22, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 2:59PM
Jack Allen, 11, of North Bend, harvested his first buck this year, after much training, patience, and hard work. Attending fifth grade at North Bend Elementary, Jack is an avid outdoorsman who loves to fish and hunt. He passed hunter’s safety classes last year.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 2:46PM
Free Birds benefit: Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation presents "Free Birds" at the North Bend Theatre, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Cost is $15 for adults, $11 for children; save $1 if you buy in advance. For the foundation's second annual Family Movie Day, make it a Double Turkey Day by running the Turkey Trot benefiting Snoqualmie Valley Schools in the morning, and then relaxing those tired turkey legs in the afternoon, while still helping Valley Schools.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 2:44PM
Benefiting the center and its programs, a Harvest Dinner is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Enjoy an evening of dining out with a five-course meal of prime rib or salmon, soup and salad, vegetables and dessert. Also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 2:45PM
Louise E. Martin, 77, of Fall City, died Thursday, Nov. 7. She was born on June 22, 1936. Louise retired from J.J. Welcome Companies, where she was office manager and full charge bookkeeper for 45 years. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Martin, and her children, Rebecca Treado, Selena Martin, Vicki Martin, Robert Treado, Rose Martin, Kenny Martin and Ramona Martin. She is also survived by her sister, Juanita Sacheck, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
- Nov 15, 2013 at 2:38PM
As part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the Sno-Valley Senior Center will offer free, confidential memory screenings 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Screenings will be held upstairs at the Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation.
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 3:45PM
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 3:46PM
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 3:47PM
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.