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- 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 10:16AM
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 10:58AM
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 10:33AM
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 10:31AM
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 10:32AM
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 10:29AM
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.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 3:54PM
Valley Center Stage hosts a weekend of one-act plays Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18. Two one-act plays will be presented each night, a new work by local playwright Ed Corrigan, and a returning favorite, “Zelda.”
- Jan 16, 2014 at 3:59PM
This week, we focus a lot on health—the fitness programs at Mount Si Sports, youth activities at Si View Community Center. Most of those activities involve getting active and in motion. There’s another way that you can get involved for health, and it will affect not just your own well-being, but that of thousand of people inside and outside this Valley.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 3:56PM
The Cedarcrest boys varsity basketball squad beat Granite Falls in a tight game on the road Friday, Jan. 10. The Tigers held the lead for much of the game, outscoring the Red Wolves 19-12 in the first quarter, 19-13 in the second. But after the half, the Red Wolves clawed their way back, scoring 20 to the Tigers’ 17 in the third quarter and putting up 33 points to Granite Falls’ 17 in the fourth quarter to snatch the win, 78-72.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:01PM
• The city of Snoqualmie must abolish its angled parking. The state Department of Transportation says it’s illegal for cars to back out onto a highway. Deadline for the city to pull parking on the south side of Railroad Avenue is Feb. 1, 1989.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:24PM
In late December, the Snoqualmie Valley lost an iconic personality and community leader. I first met Tall Bill Blakely while filming the amazing theatrical performances at Fall City Elementary during the Tina Worthington era. Epic events like these take a huge amount of community support, and Tall Bill was a vital piece.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jan 18, 2014 at 4:35PM
Part of Jay St. Charles’ job is to find the longbows growing within trees. Another part is to help people discover their inner archers. The best part, though, is probably when the two are combined, in day-long archery workshops hosted at his Fall City studio. St. Charles is officially a bow maker, selling high-end customized longbows and recurve bows to online customers throughout the world.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:34PM
At 5:45 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 7, an employee of a business in the 200 block of East North Bend Way reported a suspicious incident. He’d heard a noise in the yard and when he investigated, saw a five-foot, three-inch man in a dark hoody outside the fence on the north side. The man ran, limping, to a silver Dodge Neon waiting nearby. He’d been using wire cutters to cut a hole in the fence.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:31PM
The Mount Si High School Choir hosts a “Mama Mia Sing-A-Long Movie” fundraiser, 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at North Bend Theatre. A $15 admission ticket gets you entry to the event, as well as popcorn and a soda.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:30PM
Cover band Tigerbomb plays with local favorites Ask Sophie, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Smokey Joe’s Tavern, 38600 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie. Admission is free.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:48PM
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 20, 2014 at 2:25PM
Finance staff with the cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie, and the Si View Metropolitan Park District have recently been honored by the Washington Finance Officers Association with the 2013 Professional Finance Officer Award. Stan Lewis, former assistant finance director, and Beth Waltz, staff accountant with the city of North Bend, Tania Holden, account clerk, and Gerald Knutsen, financial analyst with the city of Snoqualmie, and Scott Loos, the finance manager at Si View, each received the award.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:47PM
Wyldlife Club, a club hosted by the local Young Life faith organization for local youth, is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at 8036 Falls Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.