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- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:13PM
Before junior Hailey Johnson races down the runway for a high-flying vault, she walks herself through every movement. “I think about every part of it, everything that I have to focus on,” she said. “There isn’t time to think about it when you’re going. You just have to do it.” It’s only when she’s back on solid ground that she knows whether it was good. A perfect landing “is the best feeling” and an awesome moment, Mount Si’s vault specialist said.
- Jun 9, 2014 at 8:46AM
A free support group for those caring for someone with memory loss meets, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Monthly meetings offer caregivers a consistent and caring place to learn, share and gain emotional support from others on similar journeys.
- Jun 6, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 9, 2014 at 8:47AM
On a sunny March day in Snoqualmie, Doug and Kristin Walsh had no problem daydreaming about going on a long bike ride. That daydream may have gotten a little fuzzy now that they’re actually on that ride, fighting Montana winds on a blustery day in April, or cycling through snowdrifts in Minnesota in May, but the couple never seems to struggle with a loss of focus for long. On the surface, their goal is to ride their bicycles basically around the world, to discover amazing cultures, sample exotic foods, and see places they’ve only read about, in a trip they estimate will take about three years. There’s more, though; this trip, started March 23, represents living life in the right order, something the career driven 30-somethings have long aspired to.
- Jun 9, 2014 at 8:47AM
Thanks to the support from the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and surrounding area residents, our spring plant sale raised almost $2,000. From all who benefit from your support and generosity — which in past years have included our Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, local food bank, children’s toy drive at Christmas, and a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Mount Si High School—we say ‘thank you’!
- Jun 9, 2014 at 8:50AM
Author and mycologist Tim Leavitt’s new cookbook is for mushroom lovers, haters (or those unsure), and everyone in between. The North Bend man penned “Cooking Wild Mushrooms (for People Who Don’t Like Mushrooms)” as a resource for foraging wild mushrooms. It includes various cooking techniques and more than two dozen recipes.
- Jun 9, 2014 at 2:15PM
Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in local rivers or streams at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah. Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the Issaquah Hatchery, 125 Sunset Way, Issaquah. Three projects are planned for the Snoqualmie River basin – the Hafner Levee Setback, Winkelman Revetment Reconstruction, and the Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment Reconstruction;
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:06PM
Cody Eads, 19, appeared in King County Superior Court last week to enter a plea of guilty to one count of vehicular homicide. The North Bend man was arrested last summer for the Jan. 1 hit-and-run death of Lucinda Pieczatkowski, also of North Bend, and arraigned August 21. Eads will be sentenced January 17.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:21PM
The city of Snoqualmie has taken the lead in the Green Power Challenge, a competition between five cities designed to encourage residents to participate in PSE’s Green Power Program. At stake in the competition is a total of $40,000 to be granted by PSE toward a community solar photovoltaic project. In Snoqualmie, that project would be the installation of solar panels at the Snoqualmie Community Center and YMCA.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:35PM
North Bend is permanently closing a small, 60-year-old bridge on the west side of the city. The city plans to post a number of signs and shut the Alm Way Bridge, over Gardiner Creek, next week. About a half dozen homes are on the west side of Alm Way, which runs roughly parallel to North Bend Way on the west end of city limits.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:26PM
Cedarcrest senior Jordan Corpus was on board the varsity boys basketball squad when the Red Wolves made state his freshman and sophomore years, and was on the ride last year when the Red Wolves made districts.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:24PM
The Cedarcrest wrestling program restarts this year under a new coach, and with a new group of varsity leaders. At the top of that list is returning state athlete Eli Malametz. Ranked fourth in the state at the 138-pound class last season, the senior should be a force to be reckoned with at 152 this winter. Malametz said his plan is to always be improving. His mental game looks solid.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:22PM
The setting sun burnishes the frozen face of Mount Si with orange glints on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3. A cold front saw temperatures dipping below freezing last week, giving the 4,167-foot peak a persistent coating of ice.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:31PM
Every day, before every practice, the members of the Cedarcrest varsity girls basketball team ring a bell purpose-mounted on the wall of the gym. A sign next to the bell reads, "Round 2." That's the theme of this year's season. Don't call this a repeat or a re-do. This is a rematch.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:30PM
It is the Snoqualmie Valley’s connection with the Curtis brothers, Edward and Asahel, that brings a rare performance to North Bend this week. The two Curtis brothers were active as photographers, promoters and documentarians in the early 20th century. Asahel’s work took him from Snoqualmie Falls to Eastern Washington and the Klondike. The Asahel Curtis trail over the Pass is named for him.
- Dec 12, 2013 at 10:33AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:
- Dec 12, 2013 at 10:44AM
The next Family History Club meeting is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Snoqualmie Community Center and YMCA. The workshop is open to anyone in the community who is interested in family history, free of charge, and no appointment is needed.
- Dec 12, 2013 at 10:47AM
West Coast folk singing duo Ginny Reilly and David Maloney give a one-day performance, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Valley Center Stage in North Bend.
- Dec 12, 2013 at 10:36AM
Charlotte Parkinson, 73, of North Bend, died Friday, Nov. 29, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 1:57PM
Reserve spaces now for the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s June steak dinner, and save $5. Tickets for the June 14 fundraiser are available online, by phone, or in person, for $15 through Thursday, June 12. Tickets are available at the door for $20, depending on availability.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:01PM
Members of the second grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 43995 volunteered Sunday, May 4, at the Rancho Laguna H.E.A.R.T. in Snoqualmie. The girls, who were working to complete their Brownie Quest Journey Badge, chose the farm as their community project due to their love of animals.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:02PM
Abby McLauchlin, a 2013 Mount Si High School graduate, competed in the NCAA Rowing Championships for the University of San Diego in Indianapolis on Sunday, June 1. McLauchlin rowed in the Varsity 4 in the competition. Her boat ended the season as the 14th fastest in her category. In addition, she helped her team to an overall final ranking of 15th in the nation. This final ranking capped a historic season for the University of San Diego and its highest ranking ever.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:07PM
Eastside Football Club’s G98 Red team earned a trip to compete at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, finishing at the top of their girls under-15 bracket. The national championships start Tuesday, July 22, in Germantown, Md. It’s the first trip to the nationals for any Washington girls’ team since 1996. The Red team is also guaranteed a spot in the National League next year. The team is made up entirely of freshmen girls, coached by Tom Bialek.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:42PM
They’re out of the tub and on the loose, all for a great cause. During Fall City Days, rubber ducks get the chance to see the rushing waters of the Snoqualmie River, and take a thrilling tumble from the heights of the Fall City bridge. During the annual Ducky Derby, the little guys are now out of the tub and on the loose, racing their way down the Snoqualmie River for fun and prizes, to benefit Fall City Elementary.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:44PM
Mount Si High School will graduate more than 350 students at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Mount Si Stadium, in a first—an event that’s already sold out once. Graduation tickets, given to students to distribute to their guests for the ceremony, went so fast this year, that school staff agreed to add three more rows of assigned seating on the field. Those tickets, for roughly 150 more people, went on sale to students Monday, for $10 per seat.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:50PM
Young riders got a firsthand lesson in biking safely with help from Snoqualmie police and volunteers at the Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo, held Saturday, June 7, at Community Park on Snoqualmie Ridge. Saturday's 11th annual Bike Safety Rodeo, created in memory of Tanner, a 7 year old boy who died in a bike-car accident in 2003, is a way for local families to learn about bicycle safety and overhaul their gear.