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- Apr 29, 2013 at 9:26AM
The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground is hosting a free Safety Fair for community families with preschool aged children, 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Si View Community Center, 400 Orchard St., North Bend. They’ll be giving away free bicycle helmets for children ages 0-5 while supplies last, plus free car seat checks, and lots of family safety information.
- Apr 29, 2013 at 9:14AM
Every spring in March, Opstad Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday by hosting a school-wide reading challenge. Organized by librarians Amy Bonner and Nancy Huestis, the challenge motivates students to read. This year’s theme was “You Otter Be Reading!", and Opstad students read more than 85,000 minutes.
- Apr 29, 2013 at 9:29AM
Scared off by a burglar alarm, a man breaking into the North Bend Ace Hardware store early Thursday, April 18, left the store empty-handed. Security cameras in and around the building captured images of the man fleeing the store on a bicycle. The man broke a window to get into the store, presumably to rob it, at 4:45 a.m. last Thursday. As soon as he entered the building, the audible burglar alarm sounded and the man fled. It's not clear what he was looking for in the store, because he was inside so briefly, said North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner, one of the officers on the case. However, the alarm did its job.
- Apr 29, 2013 at 9:13AM
Plans have already changed significantly for a proposed hotel project in North Bend, and may continue to change, residents learned at a public hearing on the project. The project, proposed by New Sky Hotel, LLC, would construct up to four buildings on a 9.3-acre lot on the northeast corner of the Bendigo Boulevard and South Fork Avenue Southwest intersection, but would require two variances in the city's shoreline and critical areas codes, the subject of the Wednesday, April 10, hearing.
- Apr 29, 2013 at 10:41AM
Snoqualmie police responded to assist a woman injured Monday morning, April 29, at the Salish Lodge & Spa parking lot at Snoqualmie Falls, in what was reported as a self-inflicted shooting. Snoqualmie Police Capt. Nick Almquist, speaking to the Record, said there was an emergency 911 response to the lodge around 7 a.m. Monday. A woman, who had been staying at the Falls over the past several days, and was reportedly depressed, shot herself in the chest while sitting in her car at the parking lot.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 10:02AM
The spring storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass Monday, delays construction activities today and tonight. Due to the winter-like weather, the Washington State Department of Transportation and construction crews will not be conducting rolling slowdowns today and have cancelled the rock blasting closure planned for tonight.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 11:52AM
As a forest manager for over 20 years, I appreciate the complexities of the ecosystem in which we are fortunate to live. A forest system involves a complex balance to grow and flourish — from ancient snow-capped mountaintops to the delicate forest floor in which young seedlings need nourishment to take root each year. I draw a similar analogy to the complexities of sustaining a healthy school system. It takes seasoned education professionals who can adapt to seasons of change, together with involved families and community support, to ensure our children have the “nourishment” and foundation they need to grow and prosper into contributing adults themselves.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 11:47AM
Twin Fall Middle School will be presenting their third musical production this spring: Rogers' and Hammerstein’s classic "Oklahoma". The show is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. sharp on stage at the school.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 12:18PM
The Carnation Farmers Market has many volunteer opportunities available to community members. There are jobs to match everyone's interests and commitment level, with 15-minute shifts available, too.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 12:14PM
In recent years, the Northwest's wild salmon runs have been under threat, with numbers hovering near 10 percent of their historical levels. In response, local non-profits and government have been working to restore salmon habitat. Stewardship Partners, a Seattle based non-profit has been working for ten years in the Snoqualmie Valley with private landowners to replant the river and stream banks in the Valley. On Saturday, April 20, in honor of Earth Day, 40 Boeing volunteers came to help Stewardship Partners restore a quarter mile of the river bank that runs along the main-stem Snoqualmie and Ames Creek.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 12:59PM
Several locals watched as decades-old houses met the wrecking ball in North Bend last week to make way for a new drugstore. Demolition came for five homes on the site of the future Bartell Drugs at Bendigo Boulevard and Park Street in North Bend. The drugstore, planned to open in mid-2013, is a new concept store for Bartell.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 12:18PM
Gardeners and volunteers are sought for the first organizing meeting of a new community garden in downtown Fall City, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl. S.E. The vision includes creating a place for people to learn about gardening and ways to grow fresh produce for the Fall City Community Food Pantry.
- Apr 30, 2013 at 4:19PM
A North Bend man convicted on felony charges of possessing child pornography is scheduled to be released from a state prison in Shelton on Wednesday, May 1. Theodore Bernstein, 65, was arrested June 15, 2012, by King County sheriff’s deputies for investigation of possession of child pornography. He initially pleaded not guilty at his July 2 arraignment, but, after many continuances of his court case, he changed his plea to guilty at a Feb. 4 hearing. He was sentenced March 8, to 14 months in prison, with credit for time served.
- May 1, 2013 at 10:16AM
King County is working to reduce the threat of flooding to residents living downstream of a large beaver dam that’s been built at McLeod Lake near North Bend. County staff have scheduled a public meeting for May 23 in North Bend to discuss its work over the last several weeks to address the potential flood risks of the beaver dam, which is affecting the elevation of McLeod Lake and flows on Tate Creek.
United front: Shutout is high point of week for league-battling Wildcat baseball team | Photo gallery
- May 1, 2013 at 2:43PM
Mount Si baseball is battling hard for a shot at league glory, using a team dynamic of all-for-one. Fresh off pitching a shut-out last Monday against Sammamish, pitcher Connor Swift shared his thoughts on where this season is going. “To have a good team, everybody has to be equal,” Swift said. “Everyone has everyone’s back. We’ll pick up anyone who needs to be picked up.” Mount Si is closing out a regular season that saw a very strong start, but also a few speedbumps lately.
- May 1, 2013 at 2:19PM
Dave Humphries, left, works on as Ben Cosgrove and Princeton See pose with some monster weeds they pulled from the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran’s Memorial during a volunteer session Wednesday, April 24. Weeding, general cleaning, and planting was done by members of the local Rotary and Kiwanis organizations and the Mount Si High School Key Club, with help from Snoqualmie city crews.
- May 1, 2013 at 2:23PM
Mount Si Fish and Game Club’s 72nd annual Kids Fishing Derby is dawn to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Snoqualmie Police station ponds, off Douglas Avenue on Snoqualmie Ridge. Participation is free for youngsters ages 5 to 15. Children can catch fish and weigh them in, with the biggest catches netting prizes.
- May 1, 2013 at 2:21PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Lots of garden plants, decorative urns, craft items, homemade bakery goods, white elephants, and the popular garden cart raffle will be available. Sale proceeds go to support the group's $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Mount Si senior pursuing a degree in the medical field.
- May 1, 2013 at 4:09PM
Memories were tested and brains were stretched Friday, in one of the hardest-fought Battle of the Books finals. The teams, one from each of the Snoqualmie Valley School District's five elementary schools, celebrated correct answers in the reading challenge, or shared confused looks when they missed a question, and as the tension built, Fall City Librarian and quizmaster Meg Handy thought it was time to remind everyone why they were here. "The key thing about the Battle of the Books is to get everyone excited about reading," she said. "Are we there?"
- May 2, 2013 at 1:20PM
Tolt Middle School student Gabrielle (Gabby) Klocek represented the Riverview School District at the King and Snohomish Counties Regional Spelling Bee at Town Hall in Seattle on Sunday, March 24. Seventy area students participated in the contest, the most ever in the bee’s 15-year history. Klocek made it to the fourth round, conquering the words sitzmark (a depression left in the snow by a skier falling backward), Netherlander (a native of Holland), and affability (a disposition to be friendly and approachable), she narrowly missed the correct spelling of nubuck (a soft, sueded leather).
- May 2, 2013 at 1:25PM
• Officers Edward Leaf and Ted Reynvasn investigated an accident .2 miles from North Bend on the North Fork road at 7:15 p.m. April 27, which involved Ralph Christensen of Route 1 Snoqualmie. Christensen's 1960 Pontiac was totaled when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway, landing in a swamp. He was treated for back and neck injuries at Nelems Memorial Hospital where he was taken by the investigating officers. • The Fall City Telephone Company has announced its plan to replace the present dial switchboard at Carnation. The existing central office equipment has been outgrown and it is not economic to expand it further. When the present equipment was installed 12 years ago, there were 165 telephone subscribers in the Carnation area -- now there are almost 350 subscribers.
- May 2, 2013 at 1:18PM
The annual Sno-Valley Senior Center plant sale starts 9 a.m. Friday, May 3 at Remlinger Farms in Carnation. The two-day sale features thousands of vegetables, herbs, perennials, garden art, café, convenient parking and covered shopping. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. The event is a fundraiser for the senior center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation.
Permanent lessons, temporary classrooms: Explore the pros and cons of portables, as Valley district adds more movable rooms
- May 2, 2013 at 1:27PM
It’s just a few days before the Fall City Elementary School science fair, and Betsy Sorenson’s fifth-grade classroom is full of energy, ideas, and students. Two more girls enter minutes before the end of class; they’d been working outside with Sorenson’s permission because they needed a quiet place to finish up their presentation. Not exactly crowded, this portable classroom installed near the school playground is definitely cozy. An aquarium is perched on top of a filing cabinet stacked with books, plant experiments line the window sills, student cubbies are full of jackets and packs, the desks are littered with papers and students are gathered in groups on the floor, at the computer, wherever there’s some space to work.
- May 2, 2013 at 1:21PM
The 2013 "Be The Change" leadership conference for youth will be hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Chief Kanim Middle School, Fall City. All interested middle school and high school-aged students are invited to the event, which is free. Over the last six years, the "Be The Change" leadership conference has evolved into a place for local teens to be inspired about making a difference.
- May 3, 2013 at 10:56AM
Puget Sound Energy is proud to announce the debut of four newly-hatched Peregrine Falcons. Mom and Dad Peregrine are longtime residents of the cliff face downstream of Snoqualmie Falls. Like any new parents, mom and dad are busy with feedings. You can see them tending to their chicks on a web cam installed today by Puget Sound Energy. If Mom and Dad are out hunting, you can see small signs of the new chicks in their nest.