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- Dec 31, 2013 at 12:58PM
Local musician Austin Jenckes broke into the top 10 on TV’s “The Voice,” and he beat out Hollywood star Johnny Depp for the number-one spot on the Valley Record website for the most-read story of 2013.
Mount Si boys hold on for the win in shootout, battle of basics at Cedarcrest | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- Dec 31, 2013 at 1:59PM
It could have gone either way, but at first, it looked like Mount Si’s game. Visiting Cedarcrest on Saturday, Dec. 21, the Wildcat boys varsity squad jumped out to a 17-2 lead, only to watch as Cedarcrest’s shooters fought back with some stellar shots. Senior guard Austin Paxman was good for 20 points, including six three-pointers, and Robert Cha added 11 points, including one field goal of his own. Senior guard Jordan Corpus and center Chad Klingenberg both added four baskets apiece.
Ruling could change city’s sewer fees: Assessments annulled while North Bend addresses ‘housekeeping issue’
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:09PM
A court ruled in their favor, but the North Bend property owners who successfully appealed their sewer assessments may have won the issue in principle only. The Washington Court of Appeals annulled the city’s sewer assessments on several parcels of land in North Bend’s Utility Local Improvement District #6 (Tanner ULID) in an Oct. 21 opinion, claiming the city erred in changing the sewer system design without adopting a new ordinance. However, it also stated that the annulment would allow the city to reassess those properties.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:34AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: • The winner of Mount Si Village’s recent beard- growing contest is Gary Furulie of Snoqualmie. He and his wife, Kathy, won a night’s stay at the Salidh Lodge, plus dinner and breakfast. The couple will use the occasion to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in early February.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:44AM
At first, you don’t recognize him. Then you realize that the smiling, bearded man in the red cloak and leopard pelt is actually a younger version of North Bend resident Rudy Edwards. The image of a traditionally costumed Edwards is among the mementos of a two-year sojourn that he and wife Connie spent in the African kingdom of Swaziland in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Those memories were reawakened last month, sparked by the death of South African freedom fighter and statesman Nelson Mandela, at 95.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:51AM
On Christmas Eve, police were called to a store in the 400 block of East North Bend Way, where a man reportedly rammed a shopping cart into items inside the store. The man apparently lost his temper after entering the store. Employees cornered him, until police arrived and removed the man, banning him from the store for one year.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:31AM
Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Danielle Massengill recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Massengill, daughter of Jill and Scott Massengill of North Bend and a 2011 graduate of Mount Si High School, completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 2:36PM
Valley Center Stage is auditioning actors for its upcoming production "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Billed as "a comedy with a lot of heart," the show has a cast that includes: Nick, a young man; Caitlin, a young woman mid to 20's, early 30's; Frank, Nunzio, Emma and Aida, all grandparents in their 60's or 70's.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 2:34PM
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce starts the new year with a full slate of activities aimed at educating and linking local business professionals. Events range from planning seminars to bar trivia for young professionals.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:08PM
Hard-working water guy Fergus McGrath is North Bend's employee of the year
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:07PM
Snoqualmie Valley residents can start the new year on a green note by recycling their Christmas trees, rather than throwing them in the garbage. From composting to curbside recycling, locals have a number of ways to dispose of Yule trees in less-wasteful ways. In Snoqualmie, Christmas Tree Pick-Up Service is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:06PM
Air Force Airman Jared N. Basham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Basham earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Charles Basham of Oroville, Calif., and Sheryl Elliott of North Bend, Wash.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:38AM
Two Mount Si wrestlers defeated all comers in their classes in the Best of the West tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, at Pasco High School. Eli Clure pinned two opponents and won a majority decision over a third before beating West Salem's Jeb Powell in the 120-pound class for the championship.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:34AM
Lynn Dean Acton of North Bend died Tuesday, Dec. 24. He was born March 15, 1940, in Snohomish, Wash., graduated from Sultan High School, and worked as an auto mechanic at Loveland Chevrolet in North Bend for 33 years.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:24AM
Friends of Youth has recently added two new members, Joan McBride and Vincent Hayes to its Board of Directors. McBride just ended her term as Mayor of Kirkland in December. She was a founding member of the Eastside Human Services Forum and is a former Friends of Youth employee. Hayes, a Renton resident, is a graduate of Friends of Youth’s Griffin Home program who went on to earn a master’s degree in social work.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:44AM
The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground hosts its annual Snoqualmie Valley Preschool Education and Enrichment Fair, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Mount Si High School Commons. The free event introduces Valley families to preschools, enrichment programs, day care facilities, and other services for children from birth to five years old.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:06PM
Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude we feel for the hundreds of people who reached out with love, support, help and wrapped their arms around our family, and Ron Swanson’s entire family (following his death).
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:14PM
At next week’s Snoqualmie City Council meeting, the council will consider a proposal to hire a Canadian design firm for a new riverwalk master plan. The city would pay Brent Harley and Associates about $60,000 to create a detailed plan for shoreline access, restoration and enhancement along the Snoqualmie River.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:09PM
Mount Si alum and North Bend native Nikki Stanton, now playing soccer at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., has achieved a major college honor. Stanton was named to the National Soccer Coaches Associate of America All-Northeast Region First Team, announced by the organization in December.
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital politics heat up over board seat, future; Supporters, staff say mission must continue
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:19PM
Both critics and supporters of Public Hospital District 4 are watching its board closely this winter, as the district’s commission transitions to a new era and brings on a new board member. The Snoqualmie City Hall meeting room was filled to occupancy on Thursday, Jan. 2, as more than 100 employees, patients and concerned citizens weighed in on the politics surrounding the change of seats on the commission.
Down under, right here: Mount Si boys basketball team meets scrappy Australian touring team, on and off the court
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:42PM
Basketball players from two different countries hung out together, learned about each other, and then played a game and left it all on the court. The Mount Si boys varsity team came away with a lopsided win on the scoreboard last Friday afternoon, Jan. 3. But points weren’t really the point in the Wildcats’ exhibition match against NPire, an Australian team that drew boys together from cities down under, mainly Melbourne and Canberra.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:09PM
It’s 2014 already? And look what’s just around the corner—an election. Specifically, operations and tech levies are on the Feb. 11, 2014 ballot for both local school districts, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley. So, with only three weeks until ballots go out, it’s worth remembering a couple of things. First, for any new voters and newcomers, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, Jan. 13. You can register online at www.vote.wa.gov, or call (206) 296-8683.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:06PM
Hundreds of tourists in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth got to hear young voices from the Valley during the holiday season. The Twin Falls Middle School seventh and eighth grade choirs traveled to Leavenworth on Saturday, Dec. 14, to perform for the public, attending the Christmas season festivities.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:14PM
Art was the gateway to learning for students at Opstad Elementary in North Bend. In December, students invited all comers to see and celebrate their work as part of the PTA’s Reflections program, in its first year at the school. The Reflections committee, chaired by Kristin Lockwood, Jackie Fedyk and Kristin Tetuán, received 54 submissions that included visual arts, music, photography, literature and sculpture.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:21PM
North Bend’s 2013 Citizen of the Year award goes to a man who’s been involved with countless community projects over the years— from saving Si View in 2003 and Meadow-brook Farm in 1996 to celebrating two cities’ centennials, to preserving and presenting the Valley’s history on various boards and commissions. Yet what really makes this year’s honoree, Gardiner Vinnedge, stand out is, according to his friends and colleagues, everything.