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- 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.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:45PM
Each year, the Riverview Board of Directors presents a Community Service Award to a business group in recognition of service benefiting its students and district. This year, the district honored Bridge of Promise with the recognition. President Sally Coomer, with many student volunteers, accepted the award.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 3:06PM
The sunshine vitamin has been receiving a lot of media attention in the last several years. Are people getting enough vitamin D? Since we live in a place where exposure to sunlight is limited, we are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 3:08PM
With the holidays past and families diving into activities to stay healthy this winter, Si View Community Center and Pool is buzzing with activity for all ages as the winter schedule begins. Northwest winters can be grey and cool, but it’s always warm at the Si View Pool. This may not the time that most of us are thinking of swim lessons, but it’s actually a good time to start, as classes at the pool have better availability now than they do in the summer time. Swim lessons are offered for all ages, infants to adults, as group or private lessons, twice weekly or Saturdays only.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 3:05PM
“Girl Rising,” showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the North Bend Theatre, is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:29PM
Cedarcrest High School has earned a spot for its second consecutive year on the national College Board’s AP Honor Roll. Only eight districts in the state received the recognition, for attracting more students to Advanced Placement, or AP, classes, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students to pass the tests. To qualify for the AP Honor Roll, districts must not only keep AP exam scores high, they must also show increased participation in AP classes, by 4, 6, or 11 percent, depending on the size of the district, over the past three years.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:53PM
At K-T Cattle Company in Carnation, Katie and Jim Haack manage a small herd of Belted Kingshire cattle, a miniature beef breed, on 75 acres. The K-T herd was recently certified as Animal Welfare Approved.
Pushing your limits: Knowledge comes even when the match doesn’t go your way, as Mount Si wrestlers discover | Photo Gallery
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2014 at 10:22AM
This is Andrew Harris’s time to learn. A sophomore, Harris is holding down Mount Si’s heavyweight class, often against older, more experienced and physically bulkier opponents. In the ring against Bellevue on Thursday, Jan. 16, he was neck and neck for points, before finally succumbing to a pin in the final seconds.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:52PM
The Mount Si girls basketball team is learning how to deal with challenges this season. The team has had few wins, but a lot of players, especially younger ones, have been getting experience. Junior forward Elizabeth Prewitt, on varsity since she started high school, has been the team's consistent shooter and scoring leader.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:32PM
Traveling Washington with his son’s team, Snoqualmie Valley Little League President Roy Baunsgard watched boys play baseball among the rolling hills of the Yakima Valley and the wide horizons of Moses Lake. No place compared to home. Few vistas, he thought, had anything on the backdrop of Mount Si at the Little League’s home field, North Bend’s Torguson Park.
12th Man in the Valley: Students, employees, true fans show their team spirit for Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks | Photo Gallery
- Jan 21, 2014 at 4:31PM
If there was ever a time to show your team spirit, it's now. Seahawks football fans have been fired up around the Valley, with many students, teachers, and employees at local businesses wearing team colors before the big games over the last two weeks.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:39PM
The Si View Metro Parks adult sports leagues are rolling out the winter season in February. Offered are men's five-on-five basketball and co-ed six-on-six volleyball. The basketball league will play on Thursday evenings at Si View Community Center. All teams are guaranteed seven games, and the top four teams will battle for the league championship in playoffs. Referees and scorekeepers are provided.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:41PM
Patrick Sprague’s Allstate Insurance office in Snoqualmie was recently recognized by the Allstate Corporation as one of the top 100 of the 9,432 Allstate agencies in the country in 2013, for agency growth and customer service.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:40PM
Making a concise business plan is the topic of a January 24 breakfast seminar hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s “College of Business Knowledge” breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Mount Si Golf Course Restaurant, 9010 Boalch Ave.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:51PM
The Twin Falls sixth grade Egyptian Museum Walk is 9:30 a.m on Friday, Jan. 31, at the middle school. Every sixth grade student is researching a specific ancient Egyptian artifact, person or event and will create a 3-D model of their topic, along with an essay, picture, and fun facts. All their findings will be displayed for the entire school.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:34PM
Young Valley actor Chelsea Henak is part of the Kidstage production of "Trust Me," a musical by teens for teens, at the Village Theatre in Issaquah. The show runs through January 26.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 4:06PM
Ballots should arrive in the Snoqualmie Valley this week for an important school vote, but probably not the one most citizens are thinking about. At issue in the Feb. 11 election are the renewals of two existing levies worth $18 million, not the much-discussed $216 million facilities bond that the Snoqualmie Valley School Board is considering for a future ballot.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:49PM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation could soon lose its Adult Day Health program, a devastating prospect for the families who use it, says program manager Karen Koenig. “I hear from our caregivers how tragic it would be for their families for us to close,” she said.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:37PM
The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground hosts its annual Snoqualmie Valley Preschool Education and Enrichment Fair, 9 a.m. to noon this 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 5 years old.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 4:04PM
The man the Oregonian called “the thinking man’s comic,” Will Durst, presents his one-man show, “Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG” Friday through Sunday, Jan. 24 to 26 at Valley Center Stage, 119 North Bend Way, North Bend.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 4:46PM
This week, registered voters within the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be receiving their ballots for the February 11 all mail-in election. There are two four-year replacement levies on our ballots. The Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy, formerly called Maintenance & Operations (M&O), provides for nearly one-quarter of the costs of our district’s day-to-day operations, programs, and personnel needed to serve the basic education needs of our students.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 4:16PM
It’s in the nature of a dog to protect its owner and its home. And it’s in the nature of black bears to flee when threatened. But only to a point. That point was about 100 yards into the woods, on the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 2, when this particular Ridge bruin turned and showed his teeth and claws to the pursuing dog, who did not survive the encounter.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 4:41PM
Mount Si Food Bank is in a state of flux this week, with the Upper Valley pantry, which serves hundreds of local families of low income, apparently pulling out of its North Bend location. "We need to share with you that the Mt Si Food Bank has been asked to leave its present location," next to North Bend Community Church, a message on the food bank's Facebook page posted on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 4:08PM
Recently, the Chinese restaurant in Carnation changed ownership. Having not been there lately, I decided to give it a try. The food was great, but I couldn’t help but notice something. When I was there, around 6 p.m. on a Thursday night, I was the only person in the restaurant.