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- 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.
- Jun 5, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 5:03PM
Snoqualmie Library Book Sale is Wednesday through Saturday, June 5 to 8. This annual book sale and silent auction is sponsored by the Friends of the Snoqualmie Library. There’s a huge selection of books, with great deals. On Saturday, get a bag of books for $3.
Return to power: Snoqualmie Falls hydro plant, park renewal project enters final lap | Photo gallery
- Jun 5, 2013 at 11:51AM
Byron Kurtz has to shout to be heard over the noise of the huge machine that’s above, beneath and around him. Kurtz, plant operator at Puget Sound Energy’s Snoqualmie Falls hydropower plant, has worked these turbines for a decade.
- Jun 5, 2013 at 11:12AM
Crime, safety and other community concerns are the topic of an online survey launched last week by the city of Snoqualmie. “Police Chief Steve McCulley would like to have the citizens’ perceptions of our current police services so that they can revisit their programs or practices, if any changes are needed,” explained city spokeswoman Joan Pliego, adding that no one event prompted the survey. “We have periodic department surveys,” she said, such as the recent parks survey.
- Jun 5, 2013 at 11:11AM
I’ve lived in North Bend for 50 years, and that’s not half the age of the Tollgate farmhouse. If you wanted to go to Snoqualmie Pass at the turn of the century, you paid a toll at the farm. This building was given to the city for preservation. The city had all kinds of regulations for historical buildings, but apparently the farm isn’t historical enough to apply the rules. A while back, I saw a new, shiny asphalt roof go on, and thought that would help preserve the building until the city got enough money to put on a more expensive shake roof. The next improvement was to tear off the original porch and install a shiny set of aluminum handrails.
- Jun 5, 2013 at 4:39PM
Joey Phillips, Jake Watton and Daniel Kolke, Tiger Cubs in Pack 452 of North Bend and Snoqualmie, peruse a visitor’s guide during their pack’s visit to the Snoqualmie Valley Record offices in Snoqualmie on Tuesday, May 28.
- Jun 5, 2013 at 4:37PM
Following a public safety meeting with citizens, the city of North Bend has begun promoting several safety resources, available to citizens from the city's website, on the Police Services page. Among them is Crime Reports (www.crimereports.com), a Web page that lists reported crimes near an address entered by the user. The site lists the number and types of criminal activity, along with Level 2 or 3 sex offenders. No sign-in is necessary to get this information, but users can create accounts to set up e-mail alerts for their neighborhoods.
Out of the Past: Rubber raft race; 'Old 101' rings again; Two Rivers serves both districts, graduates 9
- Jun 5, 2013 at 4:41PM
Stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as reported in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: • The brass bell from Old ‘101’ rang again in Snoqualmie last Friday for the first time in many years. The bell that sounded on a hard-working logging train in the Valley 60 years ago was the object of a ceremony held at the Snoqualmie Depot May 27. The crowning ornament of the old locomotive was donated by Weyerhaeuser Co. to King County, which will send it to a special Bell Garden as part of the state’s upcoming centennial celebration.
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:37AM
On May 13, the Washington State Legislature entered a special session after the 105-day regular legislative session ended without agreement on major budget related issues. Calling this overtime “special” implies that it is something we should look forward to, but the reality is it’s a failure of the House majority party to make difficult decisions needed to get Washington back on sound financial footing.
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:39AM
A very heartfelt “thank you” to the people of Snoqualmie Valley and beyond... who came out for the “Heart of the Valley” community photograph Sunday, May 19, forming not one, not two, not three, but four co-created designs on the grounds of Centennial Fields, in Snoqualmie. No one knew, fully, what I had in mind, as I was very carefully keeping designs a “secret” until the day of.
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:49AM
Riverview School District will host summer school programs at Tolt Middle School and Cedarcrest High School, from July 1 to 25. The deadline to register for the half-day classes is Monday, June 24. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. High school students are encouraged to register early, since the number of available computers is limited.
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:37AM
The Snoqualmie Tribe invites the community to attend guided tours of the newly completed ‘Traditional Knowledge Trail’ and ‘Rain Garden Landscape’ located on Snoqualmie Tribe lands, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Saturday, June 8. See ‘Go outside’ for locations. The Traditional Knowledge Trail is a five-year restoration project on reservation land, recently completed with interpretive signs about important plants along a creek-side, forested trail.
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:40AM
Sno-Valley Tilth sponsors community potlucks and gourmet dinners in order to promote local, sustainable and responsible farming. Potluck meetings are 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at participating farms: June 10 at Jubilee Farm, July 8 at Local Roots Farm, August 12 at Changing Seasons Farm, September 9 at Oxbow Farm, and October 14 at Full Circle Farm. Guests are asked to bring their own dishes and utensils as well as a dish to share. Tilth memberships meetings are free and open to the public.
Hero’s choice: Snoqualmie cop Paul Graham gets belated nod for 2009 rescue of crash victim Rachel McNaul
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:43AM
Dust and debris were still falling from the sky when Paul Graham made his way to the crushed cars. Graham, a Snoqualmie Police Sgt., was off duty. He could have stayed and stewed in the traffic jam that was building after this terrible accident. But Graham always keeps a medical kit in his pickup, and he isn’t one for staying on the sidelines.
- Jun 7, 2013 at 8:00AM
Three local volunteers have netted Golden Acorn awards from the local PTA. The Golden Acorn award is awarded to individuals who have given outstanding volunteer service and shown dedication to our children and youth throughout the Snoqualmie Valley.
- Jun 7, 2013 at 9:00AM
The Snoqualmie Valley School District is now taking enrollments for its 2013 summer school programs. In addition to the K-8 Bridge program and high school credit recovery or enhancement, the program will offer several new courses, including Uncharted Territory for grades 3 to 5; Robotics, grades 6 to 8; separate Bots on the Sound summer camps for girls and boys, grades 9 to 11; and Fitness in the Northwest, grades 9 to 11.
- Jun 7, 2013 at 11:00AM
Carnation celebrated its centennial in 2012 with a full year of events leading up to the Dec. 31, 2012 100th anniversary of the city's incorporation. The U.S. Capitol also honored Carnation's centennial, and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene visited the city in April to present officials with the U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol in recognition of the city's 100th birthday.
- Jun 7, 2013 at 12:00PM
Helping themselves: On Sunday, May 26, a caller reported the theft of donated items from the Northwest Center truck he’d been driving in North Bend. The driver said he’d been talking with a man who’d asked whether the truck had any specific items. The driver said the truck was unoccupied for about 10 minutes while he left to use the rest-room, and the items were gone when he returned.
- Jun 9, 2013 at 12:56PM
Summer is right around the corner, and the Valley's One VOICE organization is collecting gently used clothing and other items for families in need for the third annual Summer Resource Fair on Thursday, June 13. Needed items include gently used summer clothing and sandals, new flip-flops, cleaning products, diapers and wipes, toilet paper, shampoo, personal hygiene items, sunscreen and lip balm. Donations will be accepted Monday and Tuesday, June 10 and 11.
- Jun 9, 2013 at 12:02PM
Fall City student Jared Schattenkerk is one of two valedictorians for Eastside Catholic School's class of 2013. Schattenkerk is co-valedictorian with Addison Klinke of Sammamish. Salutatorians are Brandon Engman of Newcastle, Kylie McMillan, Lucas Heflin, Nicolette Dworkin of Sammamish, Sarah Lewis of Redmond and Sarah Richardson of Woodinville. Graduation is today, Sunday, June 9, on campus in the EC Gymnasium.
- Jun 10, 2013 at 8:51AM
The Fall City Community Food Pantry was one of the local food banks that benefited from the May 11 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. We are extremely grateful for the 625 pounds of food collected and delivered by the Fall City Post Office staff. As demand on the Food Pantry resources continues to grow every year, the local community food drives become more and more important; this past year we assisted over 350 families residing in the Snoqualmie Valley communities.
- Jun 10, 2013 at 9:06AM
Three boys from the Cedarcrest High School track and field squad competed at the State Track and Field Championships held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. All three made the podium in all four events that they competed in.
- Jun 10, 2013 at 9:03AM
Megan Algrim, 7, navigates the obstacle course on Saturday, June 1, at the Tanner Jeans Memorial Bike Safety Rodeo in Snoqualmie. Algrim, who recently moved with her family to Snoqualmie from Chicago, lives across the street from Tanner Jeans Park on the Ridge, "She's asked about Tanner Jeans and the park, and we've talked about that and bike safety," said mom Stephanie Algrim. "She really takes that to heart, thinks about that."
- Jun 10, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:41PM
The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch invites the community to the unveiling of its new garden vision at a ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl. SE, Fall City. A project of Transition Snoqualmie Valley, the Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch has a three-fold mission:
- Jun 11, 2013 at 1:48PM
The 24th Annual Fall City Days Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 15.The event includes a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and a one-kilometer Kids Run. The starting line is in front of Farmhouse Market located at 33521 SE Redmond-Fall City Road, near Olive Taylor Quigley Park, in downtown Fall City.