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- May 29, 2013 at 10:43AM
The Ridge Valley VBC U12 team won the Puget Sound Regional Volleyball Championship in the U12 Silver Championship Bracket on Sunday, April 28.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:42AM
Valley student Nichole Carlson will attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs next fall. Carlson lives in Duvall with her parents, Calvin and Robin Carlson, and her younger sister Ashley Carlson. She was interviewed by U.S. Representative Dave Reichert‘s panel of the 8th Congressional District and given a nomination to the Air Force Academy. Carlson was offered an appointment in January and accepted the appointment.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:44AM
The ninth Bike Safety Rodeo in memory of Snoqualmie boy Tanner Jeans is back this weekend. The rodeo, hosted by Snoqualmie Police, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Snoqualmie Ridge Community Park. The event starts with a children’s parade at 10:45 a.m., starting from the park. The safety rodeo is the highlight of a more low-key year for the Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation, which formed a decade ago as a reaction to the accidental death of Tanner Jeans, 7, of Snoqualmie.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:46AM
Veterans are the focus, but everyone, especially families with children, are invited to an old-fashioned community celebration of military men and women this Sunday. The tribute, complete with food and drink, displays of old military weapons and vehicles, and flag ceremonies, runs from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at Carnation’s American Legion Hall. “We want to honor those who served between 1955 and 1974,” said event organizer and Post 199 first vice-commander Marty Schencke, adding that those years “correspond to the Vietnam era… the next group is post-Vietnam, Cold War, up to about ‘95 and Desert Storm.”
- May 29, 2013 at 4:54PM
Lee Scheeler rang the bell 70 times, once for each name on the stone block next to him. The remembrance, for men and women of the Valley who gave their lives in service to their country, was the centerpiece of a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27, in Snoqualmie that involved boys and girls, parents, old veterans and current service people alike.
Need a pet? County animal shelter waiving fees for first hundred visitors Saturday in Rachel Ray Challenge
- May 30, 2013 at 9:25AM
Regional Animal Services of King County is kicking off its participation in the national ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge this Saturday, June 1 with a special pet adoption event. Adoption fees will be waived for the first 100 people to adopt a cat or dog starting at noon this Saturday. If you’ve been considering pet adoption, now is the time to visit the King County Pet Adoption Center at 21615 64th Ave. S.E. in Kent.
Out of the past: Snoqualmie River is polluted, police chief in dangerous car chase, Ridge plans show new city
- May 30, 2013 at 9:54AM
Stories from the Valley Record, from 25 and 50 years ago Thursday, May 26, 1988 • Formal documents on the “Snoqualmie Ridge” project were released last week, a year and a half after the Weyerhauser Real Estate Co. announced its plans to build what easily looks like a new city on the plateau between Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City.
- May 30, 2013 at 9:48AM
Heather Gillette of North Bend is the newly elected Washington State PTA (WSPTA) President. She starts her two-year term on Saturday, June 1. The election took place during WSPTA’s 100th Annual Convention held in Bellevue earlier this month. As president, Gillette will preside at all WSPTA Board and general meetings; and serve as spokesperson for the nearly 140,000 member association
- May 30, 2013 at 9:52AM
Too often, volunteer efforts of engaged Valley citizens remain unseen or forgotten. Snoqualmie Valley Community Network’s upcoming Rise and Shine Breakfast is an occasion to recognize the generosity of many eligible volunteers. On Tuesday, June 4, more than 25 Rise & Shine Awards will be given out to individuals and groups of volunteers during a celebration of their efforts, starting at 7 a.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. All are welcome to attend.
- May 30, 2013 at 10:25AM
Cindy Walker refers to it as “the fun stuff.” It’s the prom date requests on the marquee. It’s the weeklong ski film festivals, student film nights, the benefits for everyone from Relay for Life to the Mount Si wrestling team. There are countless ways for a small movie house to make a difference, and “I get to choose” what to do, says Walker. After she and husband Jim bought the North Bend Theatre seven years ago, one thing that surprised them was how much fun they could have running this 250-seat cinema, one of about 20 legacy movie houses still running in Washington state.
- May 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated May 31, 2013 at 12:00PM
Berkeley Repp of Snoqualmie, son of Douglas and Jeri of Snoquamie, died Saturday, May 25. He was 17. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church in Fall City.
- May 31, 2013 at 12:56PM
Blake Herman, a six-foot-one, 210-pound starting defensive end and offensive guard for the Wildcats last season, is on board for college play. Herman committed to play for Wheaton Thunder this coming fall. Wheaton College is a perennial Midwest Division-3 powerhouse known for their academics. Off the gridiron, Herman intends to concentrate on mathematics.
- May 31, 2013 at 12:57PM
Every minute, there are a million single-use plastic bags used in the United States. This is a staggering and alarming statistic, especially considering that many of these bags end up in the landfill or, even worse, in the bellies of whales or turtles or around sea birds’ necks. Just last year, a gray whale in Puget Sound was found dead with 20 plastic bags in its stomach. This animal was very lethargic many days before it washed ashore and may have been starving to death because of intestinal blockage from plastic.
- May 31, 2013 at 1:01PM
Four-year-old Ethan Wilhelm of Snoqualmie got the thrill of his young life last month when he got to eat lunch with Snoqualmie Police Sgt. Chris Todd. Ethan, who, mom Jodi Wilhelm says, is "mesmerized by police officers," was at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory for lunch with his family, when he met Sgt. Todd. He confidently approached the officer and asked to join him, then hurried to grab his burger. He joined the sergeant in a 25-minute conversation that encompassed video games, police cars and how to catch the bad guys.
- May 31, 2013 at 1:03PM
Snoqualmie's own David Moses will travel across the country starting Monday to compete in the Stihl Timbersports U.S. Championship. The national lumberjack sports competition is June 7 through 9, part of the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The competition will be streamed live online at stihltimbersports.us and is being filmed by Outdoor Channel cameras to air this summer.
- May 31, 2013 at 1:02PM
Hikers on Mount Si may come home Saturday with a snack they didn’t pack. On June 1, the Grape-Nuts cereal company is sending a hiker up Mount Si with a load of Grape-Nuts Fit. James Kurseman of Seattle will distribute the cereal to other hikers on the mountain; Kurseman is a northwest outdoor enthusiast and blogs at hikingnorthwest.com.
- May 31, 2013 at 1:08PM
On May 23, King County deputies received a report of an assault in the 13500 block of 436th Avenue Southeast. The victim, a homeless person sleeping in a tent in the woods nearby, reported that someone had entered the tent while he was sleeping and attacked him with a flashlight.
- Jun 3, 2013 at 9:43AM
When it comes to portable classrooms, the numbers get really interesting. Snoqualmie Valley Schools are home to 59 of the mobile classrooms. They hold two school building’s worth of students. Elementary schools alone account for 31 portables. Today, Valley schools have between a fifth to a quarter of classroom capacity in portables. Since older students change classrooms several times a day, that means a lot of kids walk into a mobile classroom at least once a day.
- Jun 3, 2013 at 9:37AM
Registration is under way for Snoqualmie United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, aimed at children age 5 to 12, happening Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. This year, the church is teaming with Twinlow Ministries for full- and half-day camps.
- Jun 3, 2013 at 9:52AM
The family of Betty Spear — Rick, Gregg (Wendy), Craig (Kathy), Susan, Derek (Monica), Renee and Brandon — invite family and friends to Betty’s 80th birthday celebration. An open house is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. No gifts, please.
- Jun 3, 2013 at 9:42AM
Mei-Miao Su Chang hit a hole-in-one on Sunday, May 5, at the Cascade Golf Course in North Bend. She used a driver on the 125-yard sixth hole. Steve Funk got a hole in one on Tuesday, May 15, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 17th hole, a 175-yard shot.
- Jun 3, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jun 4, 2013 at 12:13PM
A new elementary school in the next two years is at the top of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board's wish list. A new middle school and a new, or like-new high school are on the list, too, but those buildings are moving targets. Deciding if and when to build them is the task of the school board, which is asking for help from more than 200 citizens in a series of focus group meetings. Three meetings have occurred, and two more are planned, for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, June 3) at the Mount Si High School Library, and 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, as an online presentation with opportunities for comment.
- Jun 3, 2013 at 3:40PM
Metro is revamping bus service in the Snoqualmie Valley again, and regular riders have braced themselves for more bad news, more routes to be cut due to low ridership. They can relax, says Amy Biggs, future executive director of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, because this round of changes will actually bring more service to most of the Valley. "They (King County Metro Transit) listened to every single rider on the buses here… and they actually doubled the number of routes!" Biggs said. "What they're doing is amazing, and I think everybody should know about it!"
- Jun 4, 2013 at 10:13AM
The school year for Mount Si High School seniors culminates this Friday, June 7, with graduation. Rehearsal for the graduation ceremony begins at 8 a.m. Friday, June 7, in the school auditorium. Seniors must have their completed check-out forms cleared before they can attend the rehearsal, and counselors will be available to clear the forms that morning. Rehearsal is expected to last three hours, and all seniors must attend.
- Jun 4, 2013 at 9:44AM
Can chemistry be made fun for the middle school students? Participants of the first ever Washington You Be the Chemist Challenge (YBTC) Challenge® believe it can! On Saturday, April 20, students from 25 schools in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties came to Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City for the first You Be the Chemist Challenge.