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North Bend's Twin Falls Middle School students to take part in mock election

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:47PM

As Washington voters cast ballots in the 2013 General Election, thousands of students in grades K-12 will get their chance to vote in the Washington state Mock Election. In the Valley, eighth grade students at Twin Falls Middle School will be taking part.

Letters | Hauglie and Jones show what’s best in Valley

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51PM

As a former Hospital employee, I can affirm firsthand the Snoqualmie Valley has greatly benefited from Hospital District Commissioner Kevin Hauglie and President Dick Jones’ brilliant —I would call it courageous—leadership these past six years. They have helped transform the then-struggling hospital into a thriving 21st century healthcare institution, well suited to the personality of the Valley and able to meet its growing needs well into the future.

Out of the Past: Concerns for Ridge growth; Round-the-world voyage with a woman she's never met

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:07PM

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988: Once again, the growth is concerning. The massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal looms over Snoqualmie, and now a similar package is under similar study at North Bend. Frederick Peterson of Wahluke Farms last week submitted a 975-acre annexation request for land south of the city, extending to Wilderness Rim, which could encompass 2,700 homes.

Hometown hero: Valley’s own ‘Voice’ Austin Jenckes visits his roots at surprise concert | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:48PM

Hunched over his guitar and grinning, red-faced, Austin Jenckes kicks out one, sometimes both of his booted feet as he plays. He’s more humble hometown boy than the rock star a capacity crowd has gathered to celebrate, and he’s the first to admit it. “I really appreciate all of you being here tonight,” Jenckes told a crowd of 950-plus at the Riverview School District offices in Duvall Oct. 24 for his surprise concert. “All of this is actually kind of freaking me out!”

Royalty for a day: Homecoming crowns are a surprise for Mount Si students | Photo gallery

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:32PM

Prince and princess on Monday, David Butler and Sami Kieffer were king and queen by Friday, enjoying royal status for a single weekend. The crowns came as a nice surprise for the pair, the 2013 Mount Si homecoming queen and king, who took the recognition at halftime last Friday, Oct. 25, with smiles, then went to the next night’s dance as a royal couple. “I don’t think we expected it,” Keiffer said of the recognition.

Hard hitters: Mount Si football’s linemen reap the rewards of a team approach | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:17PM

On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.

Letters| Secretaries say Busby for school board

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby for Snoqualmie Valley School District school board. As a group, we have worked for many years in the front offices of our district, elementary, middle and high schools. Serving our communities’ children has been both a joy and a privilege. We are dedicated to their safety, well-being and academic achievement, and take pride in the quality of education our schools provide them.

Letters| Who doesn’t want better education? Support for Spring

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:03PM

In a conversation last week, I asked the question, “Who doesn’t want much better education for our kids?” One response: “I know people who are satisfied with the way it is now, or whose kids are graduated and don’t care anymore, or who don’t expect a return on district investment with the present administration and school board.”

Longtime NFL pro Howard Mudd helps teach Mount Si football's offense lessons of the game

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34PM

This year, Mount Si's offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After "you've done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there's a need to give back," Mudd said. "That's what I'm doing. I give them some of my knowledge."

Women’s self-defense class starts next week in North Bend

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 3:40PM

The Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department is offering free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training for North Bend women starting May 5. The 12-hour class is 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 5, 7, 12 and 14, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. Only North Bend women, 18 or older, can attend, and participants must attend all four sessions.

Cascade View School's Taj Khandekar gets first at State Science Fair

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 3:42PM

At the 2014 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (www.wssef.org), held April 4 and 5 in Bremerton, Taj Khandekar, a second grade student from Cascade View Elementary, presented her project “Investigating Solar Energy.”

Snoqualmie's Kasey Maralack wins national drive championship

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 3:56PM

Young Snoqualmie golfer Kasey Maralack is making a name for herself in youth golf circles. Maralack, age 9, won the Driving Championship in the Drive Chip and Putt championship at Augusta National on Sunday, April 6, in Augusta, Ga., with a 162-foot drive, her first at the event. Her second drive was 137 yards. She was one of four winners in the girls’ 7-9 age division.

All-ages family track meet at Si View, this weekend

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Si View Metro Parks hosts an All Comers Track Meet for all ages, 2 p.m. on two Sundays, May 4 and 18. Running action includes many events, from a 25-meter dash to a 1,600-meter dash.

Sharing the focus: All-for-one Wildcat fastpitch team battling for title | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 5:05PM

In their after-game huddle, Mount Si’s fastpitch team gave out praise in the form of claps. Seniors who held it down in last week’s road match against the Sammamish Totems earned double-claps. So did younger players who showed fire in defensive plays. The Mount Si team battling for a league first place rank doesn’t really have any superstars—there’s no telling in any given game who will surprise or make a big difference. That’s part of its key to success.

Hospital Lunch and Learn, Thursday, looks at stroke prevention

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn, at noon on Thursday, May 1, will focus on stroke prevention. Presenters are Rachel Weber, Director of Nursing for Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, and Dr. Anderson, Emergency Department Medical Director at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Service for Irene Hallowell is Saturday at Fall City

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 9:35AM

Irene A. Hallowell, 90, of North Bend, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Issaquah. Irene moved to Snoqualmie Falls in 1943. During World War II, she worked for Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., pulling lumber on the green chain. She was also a school bus driver for many years.

Open house for Ted Kehoe’s 80th

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Friends and family welcome all comers to celebrate Valley resident Ted Kehoe’s 80th birthday at an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Sigillo Cellars, 8353 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.

'We have accomplished much, yet much remains to be done': Q&A with Mayor Matt Larson

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 9:19AM

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson is seeking his third term as mayor, and has a race on his hands this fall. Larson is opposed by Ed Pizzuto in the general election. Below, Larson, a former council member and planning commission member who moved to the Ridge in 1998 and took on full-time mayoral duties in his first term, answered questions about his vision and the city's needs.

Today is King County's first PrepareAthon

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:42AM

Wednesday, April 30, is the first National Day of Action, a new community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to understand what disasters could happen in their communities and to take action to increase their preparedness. Sponsored by America’s PrepareAthon, this first National Day of Action will focus on disasters that could occur in the spring including tornados, hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

Dinner, 'Frozen' movie night helps Mount Si fastpitch team

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:44AM

A dinner and movie fundraiser benefit for the Lady Wildcats fastpitch softball team is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the North Bend Theatre. Boosters will be showing the Disney movie "Frozen" and serving pizza. All funds help the Mount Si softball squad.

Fast feet to hit the Valley in Cinco de Mayo races

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Cinco de Mayo half-marathon, 8-K footrace and children’s mile run returns to Snoqualmie on Saturday, May 3. All events start and end at Mount Si High School. The entry fee for the half marathon is $65, which includes a shirt and prize for all finishers. The entry fee for the 8k is $28 which includes a shirt. The kid’s mile costs $15 and includes a shirt and finisher’s medal.

‘Share Your Thoughts’ on Valley schools through online conversation

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is launching a new virtual community engagement process called Thoughtstream. Parents, students, staff and community members are encouraged to join the conversation and ‘Share Your Thoughts’ regarding the schools and district. Users can click on a link, and will be asked for feedback on what the schools are doing well, how they can improve, and what might be missing.

North Bend residents with damage from explosion should contact insurers

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:20AM

North Bend residents who have property damaged by the April 25 explosion on North Bend Way are being encouraged to contact their insurance companies about damages, and advised to use the liability claim number provided by Travelers Insurance, which is E0C2415. Travelers Insurance, the company covering the buildings damaged by the blast, is currently investigating the incident, and will not accept any claims until they conclude their own review of the incident. The provided liability claim number will allow other insurance companies to get the information they need to response to claims.

Cascade View school to teach students, parents about Internet safety

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:24AM

Fourth and fifth graders at Cascade View Elementary will attend an Internet safety presentation by Seattle Police Officer Stefanie Thomas on Friday, May 2. Thomas will discuss such topics as privacy on social media, and in the evening, she will offer parents a similar presentation, starting at 6 p.m.

Philia’s double: 'Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum' opens this weekend

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

In a preview of things to come, the courtesan Philia (Chelsea Henak) poses with her “double,” Hysterium (René Schuchter), above. The comedic musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” runs Thursdays through Saturdays, May 1 to 3, May 8 to 10 and May 15 to 17, starting at 7:30 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. matinee on May 10.

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