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- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:16PM
King County Explorer Search and Rescue (KCESAR) recently received a grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe Fund for $5,000 to be used toward a March 2014 goal of raising $200,000, for the replacement of their aging command and communication vehicle. The vehicle is used for communicating to teams in the field, a command post and to transport emergency equipment.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:19PM
• Steve Barnhart, 12, helped his three sisters escape from a blazing house near Duvall. Their parents were out, the mother having car trouble on her way to pick up their father, a cab driver. A faulty oil heater caused the blaze, at around 2 a.m. Steve escaped out the back door, then instructed 11-year-old Karen to help 10-year-old Lydia and six-year-old Debra out of their bedroom window, then jump herself.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:18PM
Regarding the letter to the editor published in the December 4, 2013, issue of the Valley Record by Mr. Joe Monahan of Fall City, I must respectfully disagree. As a parent of a first grader I find it frustrating to discover that cursive is still being taught at all. I can’t think of any formal instruction that could better waste the time and effort of students and teachers. Any and all instruction time currently allotted toward cursive writing would be much better spent teaching keyboarding skills.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:21PM
Sallal Grange's next Contra Dance is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Grange and Community Hall. The evening starts with a meal of hearty vegetable soup and rustic bread, at 6:30 p.m. Musicians will play waltzes before the dance, and dance leader, Tim Noonan, gives waltz lessons between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Contra dancing and waltzing follows from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:17PM
In December, a group of 13 children from six Valley families, aged 2 to 8 years old, caroled at Red Oak Residence in North Bend. “It was a magical night and the kids spread so much joy,” said mom Cara Van Sant.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 1:09PM
Grocery pickpocket: A North Bend citizen used the sheriff’s website to make an online report of a theft. The victim had been standing at a grocery store counter when two people bumped into him in quick succession. Afterward, the victim’s wallet was missing.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 2:58PM
No one was harmed and no charges are expected as a result of a sidewalk confrontation in Carnation Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9. The incident, reported by the 10-year-old boy who was involved, put Carnation Elementary School and local law enforcement on alert for the rest of the day. Carnation Elementary School notified parents by e-mail of the incident Thursday afternoon, and put all after-school programs on lockdown, allowing only parents to pick students up at the end of the day.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 6:13PM
Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch is the site of several garden work parties planned in January. Volunteers can help built the garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 26. The garden is located behind the Masonic Hall at 4304 337th Pl. SE, Fall City.
- Jan 13, 2014 at 10:59AM
A Clothes for the Cause clothing drive fundraiser to support Mount Si High School Grad Night is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19, at the Mount Si Freshman Campus, 9200 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Accepted are clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, purses, belts, rugs, pet beds, tablecloths, and similar items.
After deadly dog encounter, Ridge bear still on the lam; Encounters won't end until trash is secure, officer says
- Jan 13, 2014 at 11:18AM
If the bear hadn't busted the fence, there wouldn't be much to report. But the black bear that hopped the fence of a residence in the Heights neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge in the wee hours last Thursday, Jan. 2, found a small but feisty dog defending the home turf.
- Jan 13, 2014 at 4:48PM
On the first week of January, we ran a Year in Review story that was a little bit different from how we’ve done it in the past. The selections were based on the numbers of readers who clicked and read these stories on the Valley Record web or mobile pages.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 12:33PM
All hunters, whether successful or not, are required to submit hunting reports for black bear, deer, elk, or turkey by Jan. 31. Failure to meet the deadline can result in a $10 fine, payable before a hunter can purchase a 2014 license.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:05PM
In March 2014, the Snoqualmie Police Department will begin providing full police services to North Bend. The City of Snoqualmie looks forward to partnering with the City of North Bend to provide these services and for the Snoqualmie Police Department to have the opportunity to get to know the residents and businesses it will serve.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:14PM
The new year brought new law enforcement to Carnation and city officials couldn’t be happier with the transition. “It’s gone remarkably well,” said Carnation City Manager Ken Carter last week. “What we did in three months, normally takes nine.”
Great strides: Newcomers, skilled veterans helping Mount Si gymnastics team dominate at home | Photo Gallery
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:30PM
Jenn Rogers took several deep breaths. She was nervous as she began her bars routine. But the junior could hear a group of graduated Wildcat gymnasts in the stands, encouraging her and cheering her on. "When you hear that people believe in you, that's when it's a lot easier to compete," she said. Rogers' confidence paid off big last Thursday, Jan. 9, when she led all gymnasts with the best scores of her career in Mount Si's dual with Juanita.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:09PM
Illegal dumping can spread pests and disease, harm the environment, reduce property values and create public eyesores. Fortunately, the King County Illegal Dumping Hotline offers a simple and convenient way for citizens to report suspected illegal dumping activity wherever it might occur. Reporting illegal dumping activity is as easy as visiting the King County Solid Waste Division website, www.kingcounty.gov/ReportDumping, and providing information about the location, the nature of the complaint, and other details.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:31AM
The Mount Si girls basketball team hosts Bellevue at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 15). The Wildcat girls are in the hunt for wins this season, with a 2-10 record overall. On December 26, on the road at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., Mount Si gained their first win over La Quinta, from California, 36-24.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:16AM
Local Post 79 of the American Legion in Snoqualmie is now on Facebook. You can friend the post at www.facebook.com/groups/212429492214206. The Post started the page as a way to connect with veterans who may not know about the group, and their families
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:32AM
Mount Si wrestling placed fourth of 32 teams at the Everett Classic tournament on Saturday, Jan. 4. The Wildcats had seven scoring wrestlers in 14 weight classes in this tournament. Ryley Absher placed first at 145 pounds, Gunnar Harrison took second at 132 pounds, Andrew Harris, at 195, and Eli Clure, at 126, both took third, and Justin Edens, at 152, Hunter Conway at 113 pounds, and Quinn Oster at 182, each placed fifth. Injuries and other mishaps kept other varsity wrestlers out of the tournament.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:33AM
Staff at the Kelly Garwood dental office say they will miss the smiling face and charming personality of dental assistant Helen Jensen, who retired in December. She has worked at the Garwood office for eight years, and has assisted people in Valley dentist chairs for more than 20 years. In total, she’s been a dental assistant for 40 years. Garwood remembers working with her in her teen years—”She was my supervisor then”—and talked Jensen into coming to her office when she opened her own practice.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:58AM
Wildcat Idol is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Mount Si High School Watch talented students from Mount Si as they sing their way to the title of Wildcat Idol, in this, the first night of the two-part talent show.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:17AM
The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch hosts a Plan Your Vegetable Garden workshop, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Fall City Library meeting room, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place, Fall City. No cost. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Volunteers can also help build the garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sunday, Jan. 26. Volunteers will lay out garden beds and paths, building raised beds, and filling beds with topsoil and soil amendments, all with the goal of being ready to plant in early spring.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:29AM
In 2003, owners Lynn Grisham and Ben Cockman founded Mt Si Sports + Fitness with the intent of making it an inviting, family-oriented establishment with something for everyone, and that is just what they did. Whether you simply want to walk on a treadmill while watching the Seahawks on TV or you want to train for the Ironman Triathlon, this is the gym for you.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 11:08AM
King County Public Hospital District No. 4 is currently accepting resumes from individuals interested in filling a vacancy on the hospital district commission. The appointed commissioner will be required to stand for election in November 2015. Commissioners of King County Public Hospital District No. 4 are publicly elected officials, chosen by the voters of the district, who govern the hospital district.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 11:47AM
Businesspeople are invited to an open house on Snoqualmie's next phase of its Downtown Redevelopment Project, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Snoqualmie City Hall Council Chambers. See the final project plans for Phase 2A of the downtown redevelopment project, set to begin in early spring of 2014.