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Need a pet? County animal shelter waiving fees for first hundred visitors Saturday in Rachel Ray Challenge

  • May 30, 2013 at 9:25AM

Regional Animal Services of King County is kicking off its participation in the national ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge this Saturday, June 1 with a special pet adoption event. Adoption fees will be waived for the first 100 people to adopt a cat or dog starting at noon this Saturday. If you’ve been considering pet adoption, now is the time to visit the King County Pet Adoption Center at 21615 64th Ave. S.E. in Kent.

Out of the past: Snoqualmie River is polluted, police chief in dangerous car chase, Ridge plans show new city

  • May 30, 2013 at 9:54AM

Stories from the Valley Record, from 25 and 50 years ago Thursday, May 26, 1988 • Formal documents on the “Snoqualmie Ridge” project were released last week, a year and a half after the Weyerhauser Real Estate Co. announced its plans to build what easily looks like a new city on the plateau between Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City.

Heather Gillette of North Bend elected Washington State PTA president

  • May 30, 2013 at 9:48AM

Heather Gillette of North Bend is the newly elected Washington State PTA (WSPTA) President. She starts her two-year term on Saturday, June 1. The election took place during WSPTA’s 100th Annual Convention held in Bellevue earlier this month. As president, Gillette will preside at all WSPTA Board and general meetings; and serve as spokesperson for the nearly 140,000 member association

Rise and shine: Awards banquet returns to Carnation

  • May 30, 2013 at 9:52AM

Too often, volunteer efforts of engaged Valley citizens remain unseen or forgotten. Snoqualmie Valley Community Network’s upcoming Rise and Shine Breakfast is an occasion to recognize the generosity of many eligible volunteers. On Tuesday, June 4, more than 25 Rise & Shine Awards will be given out to individuals and groups of volunteers during a celebration of their efforts, starting at 7 a.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. All are welcome to attend.

Saving the show: With help from the crowd, North Bend Theater is going digital

  • May 30, 2013 at 10:25AM

Cindy Walker refers to it as “the fun stuff.” It’s the prom date requests on the marquee. It’s the weeklong ski film festivals, student film nights, the benefits for everyone from Relay for Life to the Mount Si wrestling team. There are countless ways for a small movie house to make a difference, and “I get to choose” what to do, says Walker. After she and husband Jim bought the North Bend Theatre seven years ago, one thing that surprised them was how much fun they could have running this 250-seat cinema, one of about 20 legacy movie houses still running in Washington state.

Memorial service set for Snoqualmie teen Berkeley Dale Repp

  • May 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated May 31, 2013 at 12:00PM

Berkeley Repp of Snoqualmie, son of Douglas and Jeri of Snoquamie, died Saturday, May 25. He was 17. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church in Fall City.

Mount Si's Blake Herman commits to Wheaton College football program

  • May 31, 2013 at 12:56PM

Blake Herman, a six-foot-one, 210-pound starting defensive end and offensive guard for the Wildcats last season, is on board for college play. Herman committed to play for Wheaton Thunder this coming fall. Wheaton College is a perennial Midwest Division-3 powerhouse known for their academics. Off the gridiron, Herman intends to concentrate on mathematics.

Letters | Looking for support for a North Bend plastic bag ban

  • May 31, 2013 at 12:57PM

Every minute, there are a million single-use plastic bags used in the United States. This is a staggering and alarming statistic, especially considering that many of these bags end up in the landfill or, even worse, in the bellies of whales or turtles or around sea birds’ necks. Just last year, a gray whale in Puget Sound was found dead with 20 plastic bags in its stomach. This animal was very lethargic many days before it washed ashore and may have been starving to death because of intestinal blockage from plastic.

Lunch with a hero: Boy shares meal at Candy Factory with officer

  • May 31, 2013 at 1:01PM

Four-year-old Ethan Wilhelm of Snoqualmie got the thrill of his young life last month when he got to eat lunch with Snoqualmie Police Sgt. Chris Todd. Ethan, who, mom Jodi Wilhelm says, is "mesmerized by police officers," was at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory for lunch with his family, when he met Sgt. Todd. He confidently approached the officer and asked to join him, then hurried to grab his burger. He joined the sergeant in a 25-minute conversation that encompassed video games, police cars and how to catch the bad guys.

Cereal vendor climbing Mount Si

  • May 31, 2013 at 1:02PM

Hikers on Mount Si may come home Saturday with a snack they didn’t pack. On June 1, the Grape-Nuts cereal company is sending a hiker up Mount Si with a load of Grape-Nuts Fit. James Kurseman of Seattle will distribute the cereal to other hikers on the mountain; Kurseman is a northwest outdoor enthusiast and blogs at

Tent attack, trail robbery, knife at the drive-thru: Snoqualmie police blotter

  • May 31, 2013 at 1:08PM

On May 23, King County deputies received a report of an assault in the 13500 block of 436th Avenue Southeast. The victim, a homeless person sleeping in a tent in the woods nearby, reported that someone had entered the tent while he was sleeping and attacked him with a flashlight.

Lumberjack athlete David Moses headed to U.S. championships

  • May 31, 2013 at 1:03PM

Snoqualmie's own David Moses will travel across the country starting Monday to compete in the Stihl Timbersports U.S. Championship. The national lumberjack sports competition is June 7 through 9, part of the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The competition will be streamed live online at and is being filmed by Outdoor Channel cameras to air this summer.

80th birthday open house for Betty Spear in North Bend

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 9:52AM

The family of Betty Spear — Rick, Gregg (Wendy), Craig (Kathy), Susan, Derek (Monica), Renee and Brandon — invite family and friends to Betty’s 80th birthday celebration. An open house is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. No gifts, please.

Two holes in one for Chang, Funk at Valley golf courses

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 9:42AM

Mei-Miao Su Chang hit a hole-in-one on Sunday, May 5, at the Cascade Golf Course in North Bend. She used a driver on the 125-yard sixth hole. Steve Funk got a hole in one on Tuesday, May 15, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 17th hole, a 175-yard shot.

Bonds and portables: Food for thought | Opinion

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 9:43AM

When it comes to portable classrooms, the numbers get really interesting. Snoqualmie Valley Schools are home to 59 of the mobile classrooms. They hold two school building’s worth of students. Elementary schools alone account for 31 portables. Today, Valley schools have between a fifth to a quarter of classroom capacity in portables. Since older students change classrooms several times a day, that means a lot of kids walk into a mobile classroom at least once a day.

Secrets of the Kingdom: Bible school coming to Snoqualmie Methodist Church

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 9:37AM

Registration is under way for Snoqualmie United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, aimed at children age 5 to 12, happening Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. This year, the church is teaming with Twinlow Ministries for full- and half-day camps.

Moving target: Citizens help with the big questions around Valley's next school

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jun 4, 2013 at 12:13PM

A new elementary school in the next two years is at the top of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board's wish list. A new middle school and a new, or like-new high school are on the list, too, but those buildings are moving targets. Deciding if and when to build them is the task of the school board, which is asking for help from more than 200 citizens in a series of focus group meetings. Three meetings have occurred, and two more are planned, for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, June 3) at the Mount Si High School Library, and 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, as an online presentation with opportunities for comment.

More buses on the way: Balancing act, changes coming to Snoqualmie Valley transit | Photos

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 3:40PM

Metro is revamping bus service in the Snoqualmie Valley again, and regular riders have braced themselves for more bad news, more routes to be cut due to low ridership. They can relax, says Amy Biggs, future executive director of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, because this round of changes will actually bring more service to most of the Valley. "They (King County Metro Transit) listened to every single rider on the buses here… and they actually doubled the number of routes!" Biggs said. "What they're doing is amazing, and I think everybody should know about it!"

Commencement is Friday for Mount Si High School

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 10:13AM

The school year for Mount Si High School seniors culminates this Friday, June 7, with graduation. Rehearsal for the graduation ceremony begins at 8 a.m. Friday, June 7, in the school auditorium. Seniors must have their completed check-out forms cleared before they can attend the rehearsal, and counselors will be available to clear the forms that morning. Rehearsal is expected to last three hours, and all seniors must attend.

Chief Kanim hosts first state chemistry challenge

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 9:44AM

Can chemistry be made fun for the middle school students? Participants of the first ever Washington You Be the Chemist Challenge (YBTC) Challenge® believe it can! On Saturday, April 20, students from 25 schools in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties came to Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City for the first You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Happy writing place: Riverview School District highlights PARADE teacher Connie Schutte

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 10:30AM

"Yes, I remember. This is my happy writing place. I can just be." One of Connie Schutte's eighth grade journalism students wrote that line a few years ago, and it has become both a reward and a symbol of success in learning for Schutte, a full-time PARADE teacher. PARADE (Parents and Riverview Actively Delivering Education), the district's collaboration with home-schooling families, is based in the Riverview Learning Center in Carnation. Schutte's role in the program is to help students and families conquer the challenges of learning collaboratively and reaching their goals.

Fly fishing documentary coming to North Bend Theatre

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 11:56AM

North Bend Theatre hosts a film documentary on fly fishing, "Low and Clear," at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. During a winter flyfishing trip to Canada, two old friends, J.T. Van Zandt and Alex "Xenie" Hall, learn they've have grown apart in more ways than one. J.T., the thoughtful even-keeled son of a songwriting legend, believes there's more to fishing than catching fish.

Opstad Elementary PTA hosts school garage sale this weekend

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 11:55AM

Opstad Elementary's PTA hosts a garage sale Saturday, June 8, benefiting the school. The PTA Garage Sale is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 1345 Stillson Ave., North Bend. All proceeds directly benefit the students at Opstad. Items to be sold include clothing, sporting equipment, toys, household furniture and furnishings, bikes, electronics, and more.

Snoqualmie schools' capital facilities challenge: A timeline

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 12:05PM

It has been a year and a half since the Snoqualmie Valley School District's Board of Directors unanimously agreed to build a middle school. But a middle school may now be one of the school district's lowest priorities. How did we get here? Here is a look at the decision timeline that's led up to this week's focus group sessions:

School district launches new website, social media tools

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 11:07AM

The Snoqualmie Valley School District expanded its electronic communications last week with the launch of new district and school websites. The district also added a Facebook page and Twitter feed to expand its reach through social media. The aim of the new website, hosted by Schoolwires, is to provide a seamless online experience for all stakeholders, with ease of access to information, timely communication, better collaboration, and online tools to support the mission of the district. In addition to the new look, the changes will establish more consistency across all school websites, making them easier to navigate for families, and bring new features for mobile device accessibility.

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