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- Dec 23, 2013 at 3:13PM
See the official winners of the Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest, named last week. The city put on its first contest to encourage the community to beautify homes, businesses, and neighborhoods during the holiday season. In first place is the home of Brent and Tracy Bush, at 36325 S.E. Woody Creek Ln.
- Dec 23, 2013 at 3:16PM
The Mount Si High School girls basketball team hosts its Wildcat Classic youth basketball tournament for players in fourth through eighth grades, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17 to 19, at four Valley venues: the high school, freshman campus (Former Snoqualmie Middle School), Chief Kanim and Twin Falls Middle Schools.
- Dec 23, 2013 at 3:16PM
Join Seattle Public Utilities for a fun-filled day of discovering wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed near North Bend, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Discover what kinds of wildlife live, and migrate through Seattle’s largest protected watershed, through hands-on activities, crafts, presentations, and nature walks.
Letters | Outgoing councilwoman Maria Henriksen's accomplishments involved whole community of Snoqualmie
- Dec 23, 2013 at 3:21PM
As I bring my time on the Snoqualmie City Council to a close, I want to thank the citizens for your trust and the opportunity to serve you over the past 10 years. The choice to step down was not easy, but I am pleased with what we have accomplished together.
- Dec 23, 2013 at 3:26PM
The Metropolitan King County Council last week adopted legislation that changes King County building codes and development regulations, allowing for recreational marijuana businesses.
- Dec 24, 2013 at 3:39PM
A proposed 18-home development near Fall City was stopped recently, by the sale of the 191-acre site. King County recently purchased the 191-acre former Tall Chiefs Golf Course, and intends to restore much of the land to the county's Agricultural Production District.
- Dec 24, 2013 at 3:48PM
Last Thanksgiving, around the time most kids start dreaming about owning the latest iPad or epic roller skates, 11-year-old Julia Navidi of North Bend, started dreaming about packing shoeboxes filled with gifts for other children her age.
- Dec 24, 2013 at 3:30PM
After a rigorous selection process, Peyton McCulley, a 17-year-old North Bend student and senior at Mount Si High School, was selected in November as a member of Congressman Dave Reichert’s 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board. She is the only Valley representative on the 23-student board, which was first formed in 2011 to get input from young men and women and future leaders.
- Dec 24, 2013 at 3:26PM
The holidays are a time to come together and do good to your loved ones, friends and neighbors. So, with the spirit of community in mind, I’d like to offer the following ways you can do good for the people around you, now. Deadlines may apply, so get your do-gooding done before the new year begins and it’s back to business as usual.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:30AM
Throughout much of her career, Peggy McNamara has had the answers, or at least known where to find them. She has been a corporate director of education, a real estate agent and “kind of a clean-up girl” brought in to restructure struggling offices. She teaches online classes on real estate, and in the past year, she finished a major reorganization of the Acres of Diamonds women’s shelter in Duvall. In her newest volunteer role, though, McNamara has none of the answers, “but lots of questions,” she says.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM
Jenifer Loomis comes over with a pile of children’s books in her arms. Monkeys, rabbits, bears, awkward kids and cartoon superheroes gaze out from the colorful covers. These aren’t old classics, either, these are the latest hot children’s books. And Loomis, as the Snoqualmie Library’s Children’s Librarian, is making sure kids and parents know all about them. “Grown-ups just need to check out the kids’ section,” she says. “If you haven’t looked at what there is, you’re missing out.”
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM
Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun. Young Valley readers can build robots, do hands-on science projects, learn magic, create puppets and read during the summer program.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:33AM
Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, invites constituents of the 5th Legislative District to take part in an hour-long telephone town hall 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Residents can participate by calling, toll-free, 1-800-773-9429 shortly before the town hall begins. At any time during the call, listeners can get in the queue to ask a question by pressing the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:37AM
The question wasn’t meant as a joke, but Sharon Nikko couldn’t stop laughing after being asked how her employees like working at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory. “I don’t know, we’ll have to ask!” she finally said, still chuckling, then she called out, “Hey, Barb! She’s asking me if my employees enjoy working here!” Barb McClain an employee of 16 years, gave her employer an exasperated smile and said, “That’s a silly question!”
Instant connection: North Bend businesswoman Bev Jorgensen helps Relay for Life, makes her own mail-order path
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:40AM
Always bring a box of tissues to the Relay for Life committee meeting, says Bev Jorgensen, half-jokingly. There’s often a few tears and a lot of stories to share. Jorgensen, a 27-year North Bend resident, a local businesswoman and chairwoman of the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, knows the bittersweet nature of her chosen cause. Thanks to Relay, she frequently makes an instant connection with people.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:28PM
In the wake of the Oso landslide, the King County Flood Control District wants to use advances in technology to dramatically improve the collection and use of landslide data. The district’s Executive Committee is now seeking a resolution calling for an update to King County’s river basin landslide hazard mapping. By mapping landslide hazards in light of flood and channel migration hazards, the district will be better prepared to act to reduce risks to people, property, and critical infrastructure.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:32PM
David Redemann II, nicknamed “Tres,” a 2010 Mount Si High School graduate and ROTC scholarship recipient, graduated Sunday, May 18, from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc. He has a degree in business management with a specialization in accounting and finance. He will also be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and will be in the reserves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the intelligence department, while pursuing a career in law enforcement.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:35PM
Snoqualmie Valley School Board members didn’t get the clear direction they hoped for from a formal telephone survey conducted May 28 through June 2, but they now have a lot more information. Results of the survey were presented at the board’s June 12 meeting, and showed that survey respondents liked many components of a possible $224 million comprehensive bond, but they liked the cost of it much less. Overall, 67 percent of the 400 people surveyed said they supported the bond proposal.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:37PM
Months after Washington’s Liquor Control Board laid down the law for marijuana production, processing and sales, North Bend has done the same, in a unanimous vote June 17. At its regular Tuesday evening meeting, the North Bend City Council approved recommended changes to the city zoning and land use code, to allow marijuana businesses in the city’s Employment Park 1 and Interchange Commercial zones.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 11:37AM
The city of Snoqualmie is an advocate of business and fundraising in many forms. Door-to-door solicitation is allowed within city limits. However, certain rules apply. All door-to-door solicitation companies or individuals working within the Snoqualmie city limits must have an active city of Snoqualmie temporary, door-to-door business license.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38AM
The city of North Bend provides a water quality report each year to all residential and commercial customers. The annual report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, is a requirement of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 11:46AM
LocoMotive, a Snoqualmie youth rock band with an average age of 12, opens for the T-Bagging Bandits at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 27th at the Bindlestick in Snoqualmie.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02PM
Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the first art walk of the summer. The Finally Friday Art Walk is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk will feature work created by local artists, which will be hanging in downtown Snoqualmie shops and storefronts. There will also be live entertainment and local cuisine.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04PM
North Bend’s The Swirl frozen yogurt shop is excited to announce the celebration of its one-year anniversary. Last June, The Swirl opened in the Mount Si Si Village Shopping Center across from Ace Hardware and El Caporal. In the last year, the shop got involved in many of the community’s activities, including the North Bend Block Party, the Jazz Walk and Blues Walk, supporting the Mount Si High School sports teams and Snoqualmie Valley Little League, and fundraising activities for the area elementary schools.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 12:20PM
Bravely voyaging into uncharted waters is the common thread that links North Bend resident Dave Olson’s life to three generations of his family. Olson explores how he, his father, the Reverend Roy Olson, his brother Ken, and his daughter Jenifer each took paths less traveled, and changed lives around them, in his new book, part memoir, part anthology.