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Out of the Past: The assassination of John F. Kennedy; Home burns on Edgewick; Decision nears for Snoqualmie Ridge
- Nov 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: Nov. 28, 1963: A bereaved nation, still lying in a state of shock, said goodbye to John F. Kennedy on Monday. The memorial service is over, but the burden is ours to carry.
Mount Si shortstop Carson Breshears en route to Oregon and college baseball; But first, senior season
- Nov 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
For two seasons, Carson Breshears has been one of the Mount Si baseball team’s secret weapons. The athletic Breshears was Mount Si’s second hitter in the lineup as a junior in 2012, and held down the shortstop position. A physical presence and a quiet leader, he confirmed in November a verbal commitment to the University of Oregon for college play. “I might have to become an Oregon fan,” said Mount Si coach Zach Habben. “It’s a great opportunity for him.”
- Nov 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
The city of Snoqualmie is in the final weeks of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Challenge. The challenge kicked off in the spring with Snoqualmie contending with Kirkland, Tumwater, Anacortes, and Bainbridge Island for $40,000 toward a community solar power project. Snoqualmie already secured $20,000, but another $20,000 is on the line.
- May 28, 2014 at 8:00AM
Renee Spear of North Bend, a junior at Mount Si High School, is part of the 2014 Washington Aerospace Scholars Phase One program. Her selection makes her one of 214 students now competing for one of 160 spots in a summer residency session at the Museum of Flight this June and July.
- May 28, 2014 at 9:00AM
Valley Animal Partners held its second annual pet vaccination event Saturday, May 3, helping low-income Valley residents with free vaccinations for their pets. Volunteers helped two veterinarians and a vet tech to give rabies and distemper vaccines to approximately 50 Snoqualmie Valley pets, including free microchipping for dogs at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.
- May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
The next Snoqualmie Valley Chamber After Hours is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Sigillo Cellars in downtown Snoqualmie. Sigillo's tasting room has opened in the Mignone building on Railroad Avenue.
- May 28, 2014 at 11:00AM
A long-awaited community survey on school facilities starts May 28 in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The telephone survey is intended to gauge local taxpayers’ feelings on a complex $224 million bond proposal, to give the school board its marching orders on facilities planning. “I think we have to make this decision before school gets out this year… “ said board member Carolyn Simpson at the May 15 board meeting, and when the board receives the survey results, “I want us to be able… to say ‘go’ or ‘no go.’”
- May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM
Bob Saget headlines a special fundraiser event supporting the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club’s President’s Cup golf tournament. Snoqualmie Casino hosts a meet-and-greet cocktail reception with the comedian, of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Full House fame, for 100 guests, at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Saget will give a comedy show at the casino at 8 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $75, $30 for the Snoqualmie Ballroom show. Snoqualmie Casino is donating proceeds from the reception and Saget’s show to the Rotary Club.
Essentially amazing: Mount Si Jazz Band brings home honors and inspiration from New York jazz festival
- May 29, 2014 at 1:00AM
Only jazz mattered for the hundreds of high school students who went to Essentially Ellington this year—jazz, and the people who played it. “Everybody’s there for the music,” said JT Hartman, one of the 20 Mount Si Jazz Band members who recently returned from the prestigious event this year. “The whole thing was a really great experience.”
- May 29, 2014 at 8:00AM
The next few months are going to be interesting ones for the Valley voter. We’ve got a four-way primary shaping up in the local State Representative race—in Position 2, incumbent Chad Magendanz faces a challenge from an Issaquah resident, Ryan Dean Burkett, and a Fall City man and Mount Si High School alumnus, Colin Alexander. David Spring, North Bend, who has unsuccessfully challenged for a seat in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and tried for school board in 2013, is also back for another go.
- May 29, 2014 at 8:00AM
A Spring Recycling Event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Freshman Campus (formerly Snoqualmie Middle School), 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. This event is sponsored by the City of North Bend and is free for all King County residents. Recycle various household goods.
- May 29, 2014 at 9:00AM
Snoqualmie Valley's Relay for Life boosters want to honor locals who are fighting cancer with a special event this weekend. A dinner for cancer caregivers and survivors is 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road, North Bend.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:00PM
No photos!: On May 21, a caller at Southeast Ridge Street and Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a road rage incident. She said a man in an older black Porsche had followed her from Snoqualmie Parkway to Fairway Avenue, then got out of his car and confronted her. The caller said the man claimed she’d cut him off when merging into traffic on the Parkway and said he threatened her because she’d taken a photo of his license plate. Police contacted the driver and spoke with both him and his parents about the incident.
- Nov 30, 2013 at 4:53PM
River warning systems suggest high water is coming down the Snoqualmie this Sunday and Monday, Dec. 1 and 2. Floodzilla released NOAA flood crest forecasts Saturday saying the river will rise above flood levels, with water expected to crest at the Falls at 10 p.m. Sunday at 27,066 cubic feet per second, or 14.53 feet. Flood stage is 13 feet.
- May 30, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:34PM
The Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association is embarking on a journey to Gangjin, South Korea this summer, and invites high school students from Snoqualmie to sign up soon to join the cultural exchange -- the deadline for registering is Tuesday, June 10.
Thieves steal electrical meter right off downtown North Bend building: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:36AM
Meter thief: On Saturday morning, Nov. 16, King County sheriff's deputies received a report that someone had made off with the electrical meter from the Unity Masonic Lodge, 119 W. North Bend Way. The meter was pulled from the south wall of the building overnight, and the lodge has no power now. Puget Sound Energy was notified.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:32AM
Si View Metro Parks is hosting its 10th annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the historic Si View Community Center in North Bend. With a wide variety of locally handmade goods, the holiday bazaar is the perfect stop for local holiday shopping. Visitors will find an absolutely full house filled with unique, one of a kind arts and crafts from holiday wreaths and swags, candles, jewelry, custom wood creations, paper crafts, honey, baked goods and sweets, watercolor art to photography and more.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:26AM
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and King County hosted a tree planting event at Chinook Bend Natural Area in Carnation. Sponsored by PEMCO Insurance and supported by some hearty volunteers, including students from the University of Washington and Cub Scout Pack 568, almost 700 trees were planted along Snoqualmie River to restore critical habitat and provide protection for salmon.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:26AM
At its regular monthly public meeting in November, the state Board of Natural Resources (Board) authorized funds for the purchase of a 105.7-acre parcel in eastern King County that will preclude its commercial development. The $1.26 million purchase of the property, known as Echo Lake, from a group of private sellers effectively prevents nonforest-related development here. The site, which borders the Raging River State Forest managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is currently approved for 10 home sites.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:28AM
Is your family prepared for an emergency? During the next Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe will discuss ways to prepare your family and home for potential disasters and other emergencies. Monthly Lunch & Learn classes are held the first Thursday of the month at Snoqualmie Fire Station.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:37AM
An upcoming student exchange program, sponsored by the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, will again bring students from Peru to study at Mount Si High School. Five boys from Chaclacayo, Peru, are still in need of host families in Snoqualmie. That exchange will be from January 24 through February 25.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:38AM
A hunter apparently died of an accidental shooting Saturday evening near Duvall. According to a report from the King County Sheriff's Office, at about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, a sheriff's deputy was conducting an area check of a trailhead near the 17000 block of the Northeast Duvall-Monroe Road. As he entered the trailhead, he found a man who was dead next to his vehicle, with an obvious gunshot wound to the chest.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:41AM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and closed four and a half hours later, following a brief and minor flood event on the Snoqualmie River. Warnings came after heavy rain in the Snoqualmie River basin brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level, with high water conditions above flood stage predicted for late Sunday and early Monday. Since then, however, the weather outlook improved.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:31AM
“Did you know you’re awesome?” asked a parent to one of the instructors at a recent DMW Martial Arts class. Now, no doubt, they do. In October, two of the instructors at Snoqualmie Ridge-based DMW, Chris Buyagawan and Jake Hart, were awarded the “Teacher of the Month” award by the Macaroni Kid website, published by two moms that are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in the local community.
- Dec 3, 2013 at 2:38PM
With the impending gloom and damp of fall, parents of toddlers everywhere are getting in their park time while it’s still dry and sunny. For those ‘in the know’, though, there is a dryer place to play. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the school year.