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- Sep 3, 2013 at 1:15PM
North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the city's Economic Development Commission. The open spot is Position 2, with a term expiring Dec. 31 of this year. The Business and Economic Development Commission has seven members, and typical terms are four years. Their role is to provide guidance and direction on the city’s future economic development.
- Sep 3, 2013 at 7:07PM
Valley students will go back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 4. But classes may be cut short by next week if a deal isn't reached soon. Cheers broke out inside the auditorium at Mount Si High School after 291 of 299 teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association voted Tuesday, Sept. 3, on a possible strike, the Snoqualmie Valley's first since 1983.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:44AM
Kudos to Congressman Dave Reichert for voting for the lifting of the debt ceiling, so that the United States can pay the bill for the spending the United States Congress has authorized. The debt ceiling is a law from the last century from when the United States was a small nation, not the superpower industrial and financial powerhouse of the world. If we don’t pay our bills and default on the debt we incur, we would collapse the world economy.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:51AM
You can now friend the local American Legion Post in Snoqualmie, which has a new Facebook page. On Facebook, look for “Renton-Pickering American Legion Post 79.”
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:57AM
On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools, I am sending a hearty thank-you out to our community for overwhelmingly voting to approve the two four-year replacement levies that were on the February 11 election ballot. I am filled with pride that the level of support for our local schools has been affirmed with the passage of both the Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) and Technology Levies. Certification of the election results will be completed by King County on Feb. 25; however as of the writing of this letter on Feb, 13, each levy has received a 68 percent approval rate. (As of printing, the tech levy was 69 percent, operations levy, 67.7 percent).
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58AM
Agricultural landowners or operators who work in the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District can reduce their risk of loss from flooding by building a farm pad or elevated structure, where livestock and farm equipment can be placed during floods. Over the last several years, the Flood District has provided Snoqualmie Valley farmers with technical assistance for 26 farm pads, which will help to reduce flood impacts to farmers and livestock. To download an application, go to www.kingcounty.gov/flood or call (206) 477-4815.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04AM
By all enrollment projections, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will need another elementary school by the 2016-2017 school year. Planning and design work for the building began last fall and has been paid for with school impact fees from the district’s capital facilities fund. In order to continue with the project, which would provide 29 more classrooms for our Valley’s growing number of children, the school board needs to commit to a bond to raise the estimated $35 million total project costs. Educating our youth is one of the best things we can do for our community.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 9:11AM
The Northwest Railway Museum will soon hold its third annual docent training program, and is now seeking volunteers interested in becoming docents. Museum docents are trained volunteers who give tours to visitors and educate them on how “the Railroad Changed Everything.”
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:55AM
Classic rockers Creedence Clearwater Revisited, featuring the original Creedence Clearwater Revival rhythm section of Stu Cook on bass and Doug Clifford on drums, play at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:58AM
Celebrate gran and gramps on National Grandparent’s Day, September 8—a good weekend to take the grands for a ride aboard the Northwest Railway Museum’s antique train. On Saturday and Sunday, grandparents ride free when accompanied by a paying grandchild – of any age. Enjoy a day together and experience the scenic beauty of the Cascade foothills aboard the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 11:04AM
Riverview School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, was recently sworn into office. Smith takes over for Conrad Robertson, who retired at the end of the last school year. He transitions into the superintendent position after serving a dual role as assistant superintendent and director of teaching and learning.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 11:13AM
Dorothy “Corky” Lenk, of Snoqualmie, died at home on Wednesday, Aug. 27. She was 79. Corky was born on February 6, 1934, in Seiling, Okla., the daughter of Clyde and Hazel Wion. She was raised in Hawthorne, Calif., and graduated from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, Calif. She met and married her husband Manfred “Fred” Lenk on April 10, 1954. Her family moved to Snoqualmie in 1971. Before retirement, Corky worked with Zara Fritz Antique Appraising and for Shelley Gilderstone as a receptionist.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 11:15AM
Bring any unwanted electronic devices, working or not,and meet the Mount Si High Cheerleaders, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cascade View Elementary School in Snoqualmie. The cheer team is partnering with 1 Green Planet to provide a free recycling event. Donations fund Mount Si’s program, which took a Washington State Championship title in 2013 and on to place 6th at nationals.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 4:48PM
North Bend’s Unity Masonic Lodge celebrated a century of service to the Valley on Saturday, August 17, with a moment of renewal. The lodge had been deconsecrated and darkened before the Grand Master of Washington, Bruce E. Vesper, ceremonially rededicated it for another 100 years of activity with a symbolic presentation of oil, grain and wine.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 11:07AM
The celebrations of 50 years of progress toward realization of Martin Luther King’s “Dream” is already last week’s news. But I’m still glowing from the festivities because I was one of the 250,000 who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to personally hear Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. At the time, I was living in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Virginia was the state of massive resistance to any breakdown of segregation.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 9:27AM
The results are in from the recent "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" DUI enforcement campaign, conducted throughout King County, including the Valley, from August 16 through September 2. In King County, preliminary numbers show that 292 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI. Last year in King County during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 374 people for DUI.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:03AM
For the first time in King County, an entire municipal administration has been designated as part of the Safe Place network. Snoqualmie City Hall, Fire Station and Police Station, as well as all city Public Works and Parks & Recreation vehicles, now will be Safe Places for youth ages 12 to 17 to ask for help when they experience a crisis. Officials from Safe Place partner agencies celebrated the second anniversary of the Safe Place program in King County at a morning press conference today while announcing the addition of Snoqualmie as a new partner to the collaborative effort to improve youth safety and prevent teen homelessness.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 10:50AM
Many students at Chief Kanim Middle School earned a spot on the school's fourth-term Honor Society at the end of the 2012-13 year. To make the list, students needed to earn at least a 3.7 grade point average. Students with an asterisk next to their name had straight A's.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:27AM
Larry Davis, a member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, presents a workshop on pruning trees and vines, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Davis covers early fall pruning to manage and discourage vigorous growth. Master Gardeners are also available to answer plant problem questions after his program.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:37AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • Residents of Horseshoe Lake are seeking to establish a flood district. Case in point is Bob Pepper, whose long labors to turn his property into a preserve has been frustrated by silt washed down from a new subdivision on Novelty Hill. There a number of people near the lake who have seen more gradual impacts of development.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 12:11PM
When I opened up the paper tonight, I loved seeing the question, “What new feature would you like to see in our city’s parks?” I’d like to add my answer to those of the others’. It would be wonderful for some of our parks to include water play areas. The most desirable feature would be an indoor/outdoor pool, but splash pools, fountains and other water play features would all be boons for the summer enjoyment of our town.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:38PM
Four Mount Si High School students—Hunter Abbott, Parker McComb, Lydia Petroske and Quinn Mosher—are the Rotary Students of the Quarter. The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley named the four for the first and second quarters of the 2013-14 school year, at their February 27 meeting. They receive a $100 check.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:59PM
There’s definitely a lot of local love for our scenery and natural beauty in the Valley. Cue a reminder for our upcoming Scenic Photo Contest. On April 2, the Valley Record will publish the results of our seventh annual amateur photo contest.
Changing of the chiefs: As Snoqualmie Fire Dept. rebooter Bob Rowe eases out, Mark Correira begins new era
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:14PM
On a cold winter morning a few weeks ago, Bob Rowe found himself on a call. “It was 6:30 a.m.—a broken femur.” A motorized cart had flipped on its driver, injuring the man. “It was freezing, windy, the rain was blowing sideways. I was there, managing that call. That’s what I’m going to miss,” said Rowe. Not the meetings, not the paperwork—but the real responses, out in the real world, that he’ll remember.
Real food for everybody: Rose Mitra takes down to earth approach at Snoqualmie’s Rose Ridge Cafe and Deli
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:36PM
Making real food, and making sure people who need it, get it, is a passion for Rose Mitra, owner of Rose Ridge Cafe and Deli on Snoqualmie Ridge. Mitra purchased the former Spicoli Sub Shop in June of 2011. “My goal is to serve people ‘real food’,” says Mitra. “My goal is to make you feel at home.”