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Meet the new North Bend cops: Dramatic beginning for Snoqualmie Police’s expanded Valley role

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 3:28PM

For the new cops in North Bend, there’s no substitute for boots on the ground. So Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley had the six officers assigned to his department’s inaugural North Bend police patrol, plus extra officers from the home station, park their cars whenever possible and hit the streets and shops for some old-fashioned community policing.

Early-season promise, high energy for Mount Si boys soccer in pair of wins

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 3:57PM

A beaming Bruce Corrie was cheered off the field by teammates after making the key save at the net for Mount Si’s boys soccer team. With seconds left in the contest with 4A Bothell, it was all down to Corrie, the Wildcats’ junior goalkeeper, to prevent the tie. Facing him, Bothell was about to take a penalty kick.

'Bat Lady' bringing winged friends to garden meeting

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 3:23PM

The Wildflowers garden club hosts Barbara the Bat Lady, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Mount Si Senior Center. The club will introduce Barbara Ogaard and several of her bats, in hopes of boosting local understanding of the beneficial animals.

Valley AIDS Quilt, new park at Tolt; Wearin' of the green once again for Leo Kelley | Out of the Past

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 3:25PM

• Mother and daughter Margaret and Stephanie McDonald of Carnation have made a panel for the National AIDS Quilt for their late ex-husband and father Bob McDonald, who died of AIDS. He died the previous September, but the women have had a hard time grieving openly, because most people aren’t comfortable talking about AIDS.

Mount Si ASB auction is Saturday at Si View

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 3:26PM

Mount Si High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) annual fundraiser auction is Saturday, March 29, at Si View Community Center. All the money raised toward the $60,000 goal will go to Mount Si ASB, sports, and clubs. A portion of the price of each ticket sold will benefit the buyers’ designated team or club. All of the auction proceeds will go to ASB, which gets 20 percent, and designated teams or clubs, which get 80 percent.

'Laramie Project' play brings powerful aftermath of Shepard killing to Snoqualmie's Black Dog

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 3:30PM

Snoqualmie’s Theatre Black Dog presents “The Laramie Project,” a play about the reaction to the 1998 beating and murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The play’s authors conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town of Laramie, in the aftermath of Shepard’s death. “The Laramie Project” is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which people are capable.

Over the river, through the woods at Valley Center Stage

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 3:31PM

The poignant comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” opens Thursday, March 27, at Valley Center Stage, and runs through April 12. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both set of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. But he’s just been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for as a marketing executive would take him to Seatttle and away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn’t sit so well with them. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around.

Valley food bank seeks volunteer rescue drivers, distribution help

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:41AM

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is looking for two kinds of volunteers. Grocery rescue drivers use their own vehicles to collect food from local grocery stores and bring donations back to the food bank. Distribution volunteers help distribute food to clients on Wednesdays.

Valley readers say Si View has the Best Festival in the Best Park

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:03AM

Si View Park and Community Center was our readers’ choice for the Best Park in the Valley. The 75 year-old facility is a hub for many community events, including this year’s Best Festival, the Festival at Mount Si, or Alpine Days, if you prefer, so we asked Si View’s Minna Rudd, and Festival organizer Jill Masssengill about what makes them special.

Growing your business: Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce voted Best Organization to Join

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:06AM

It’s there in the numbers. Since the first of the year, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce has added 45 new members, bringing the total membership to 305. Readers in the Valley Record’s Best of the Valley poll knew it already, choosing the Chamber as the Best Organization to Join. And everyone can join the chamber. We have non-profit, for-profit and individual members,” said Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director. “Usually when we have individuals join, they’re very community-minded people. They want to be a part of contributing to the community,” he added.

Cedarcrest senior Chris Cole to play NCAA soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:08AM

For Cedarcrest High School senior Chris Cole, 14 years of hard work and a passion for soccer paid off in the most gratifying way Feb. 5, National Letter of Intent day. Cole has committed to play men’s soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C. He joins the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, along with players from all over the United States and Europe.

Snoqualmie athlete Maddie Racine, at Eastside Catholic, commits to Seattle University Soccer

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:10AM

Eastside Catholic High School student and Snoqualmie resident Maddie Racine signed her national letter of intent in February to play soccer at Seattle University. Racine played and started all four years at Eastside Catholic, as a defender, midfielder and forward.

North Bend Bar and Grill: Consistently tops

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20AM

Fans of the North Bend Bar & Grill, (and there are many) have once again put the restaurant at or near the top of the list in several categories in the Valley Record's Best of the Valley reader survey. This year, the NBBG was chosen Best Bar, and was a finalist for Best Restaurant and Best Brunch. We asked Liz Vollbrecht, a 10-year employee and general manager for the past five years, about what makes the place stand out for customers.

Open communicator: Sally Rankin-Gabel, of North Bend Montessori, voted Best Teacher in the Valley

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:22AM

“I’m just shocked,” Sally Rankin-Gabel said when she learned that she has won both Best Preschool again, as well as Best Teacher in the Valley, beating out teachers at local elementary, middle and high schools. Rankin-Gabel takes a moment to ponder where all this devotion from her families at North Bend Montessori, where she’s taught for 17 years, comes from.

The community approach: Former North Bend chief Mark Toner voted top cop

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:24AM

This year’s top-rated police officer is a repeat offender, former North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner. Earlier this month, North Bend transitioned to a Snoqualmie Police contract, and Sgt. Toner was reassigned to a patrol area. He’s been in law enforcement for 29 years, the last four and a half in North Bend, and he shared his thoughts on community policing from a vacation beach spot last week:

Mount Si alumni Matthew Scott clears Army’s basic training

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM

Mount Si alum and U.S. Army private Mathew E. Scott has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, weapons training, drill and ceremony, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

First Aid, CPR class is at Snoqualmie Fire Station

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25AM

An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class is being offered on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, located at 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway.

Snoqualmie’s Kasey Maralack, 9, wins major regional tourney

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29AM

Golf runs in the Maralack family of Snoqualmie. Like her dad, David, and big sister, Caitlyn, 9-year-old Kasey Maralack is doing very well in the game. She won the Pacific Northwest Regional Drive Chip and Putt Championship August 11 at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey, Wash. She’ll go on to the national championship at Augusta National in 2014.

Local soccer team, CFC's U-13 Boys, hold the Hood Challenge trophy

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:27AM

The Cascade Football Club’s U-13 Boys won the Premier Green Division Final of the Mount Hood Challenge soccer tournament held in Portland, Ore., the weekend of August 16 to 18. This tournament was host to 633 teams from all over the Pacific Northwest. The boys played in the top division of their U-13 age group, which included over 50 teams from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The boys represent all areas of the Valley, including Snoqualmie, Fall City, Northbend and Carnation.

Fall City Elementary readies for 13th Walk-A-Thon

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:30AM

The Fall City Elementary PTSA’s major fundraiser of the year, the 13th annual Walk-A-Thon, is Thursday, October 10. Locals can pledge to runners to raise funds for the parent organization. Pledge envelopes went home with children on Sept. 20. Volunteers are sought.

Letters | Support for ‘ordinary folks’ in initiative process

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM

I am an early and strong supporter of Initiative 517, which seeks to protect the initiative process. It guarantees a vote on qualified initiatives, extends time to collect signatures, and stops bullying of people participating in the process.

North Bend survey looks at Train Depot cameras

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 1, 2013 at 12:20PM

The city of North Bend is considering the use of video cameras to fight crime at the downtown North Bend Train Depot. Any camera would not be used to issue traffic infractions, civil violations, or for general surveillance. Local officials are concerned about individuals rights to personal privacy and have requested that staff survey the public.

King County opens, closes Flood Warning Center as rainfall eases and rivers begin to drop

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 5:30PM

The King County Flood Warning Center opened, then closed Monday, Sept. 30, monitoring minor flood conditions on the Snoqualmie River. The Flood Warning Center opened at 11:45 a.m. Monday, following a day of steady rainfall that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.

Night on a Dark Trail rehearsals are happening at North Bend's IGNITE

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:05PM

This year marks IGNITE Dance And Yoga's third year performing in Snoqualmie Ridge's "Night On A Dark Trail." All ages come together to dance to "Thriller," and several community rehearsals are planned at IGNITE: • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6;

Real country: Mount Si XC runners test their skills on a challenging home course | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:26PM

The final approach through the tall grass was the biggest challenge for boys leader Devin Sharp. The senior, who finished first for Mount Si with a time of 18:36, 10th overall against Juanita and Sammamish on Wednesday, Sept. 25, had his first run on the course at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend. It’s the second year for the team on this scenic, rural location, and it tested Sharp and the rest of the team in many ways. At Mountain Meadows, bracing scenery competed for attention with tall grass and molehills.

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