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- Sep 10, 2013 at 4:22PM
How does Snoqualmie Valley stack up? On the one hand, schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District are high-achieving, award-winning institutions. On the other, they're desperately crowded and understaffed, with a high teacher turn-over rate because of low teacher salaries. How are these both true statements?
- Sep 10, 2013 at 4:16PM
For Sophia Rouches, team co-captain, soccer is great for a reason. It's individual skill and team focus, together. "You can work on your foot skills and make yourself a better player, and it'll benefit the whole team. It makes them better players, by you playing hard," she said.
- Sep 10, 2013 at 4:15PM
"Tennis is my life!' proclaims Drew Hadaller, with just a trace of humor, as he and doubles partner Logan Cochran grab water before their next match. "I had to come back for Logan," the senior added. Ditto for his partner: "Drew is my rock!" All goofing aside, these two will compete for the top doubles spot on a reloaded Mount Si tennis team that brings a good bit of solid returning talent. Cochrane and Hadaller hit the courts and the ball machines at Robinswood, Sammamish Club and Pine Lake this past summer, and are ready to play.
- Sep 10, 2013 at 4:07PM
North Bend artist Kristin Lockwood shows her works, many of which explore the relationship between people and the environment, through September at Snoqualmie’s Black Dog Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. An artist reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
- Sep 10, 2013 at 4:05PM
North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the city’s Economic Development Commission. The open spot is Position 2, with a term expiring Dec. 31 of this year. The Business and Economic Development Commission has seven members, and typical terms are four years. Their role is to provide guidance and direction on the city’s future economic development. Meetings are typically once a month on a Thursday morning.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 11:39AM
Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a child who was in several locations in King County during the contagious period. The child is a King County resident who was incompletely vaccinated—had one of the recommended two doses of vaccine and at an age earlier than recommended—and exposed to a sibling who had the measles. The sibling was unvaccinated and had become infected while traveling in Europe; the sibling’s case was previously announced by public health officials.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 11:51AM
The new session of the Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground starts Monday, Sept. 16, and runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Si View Community Center Gymnasium, 400 Orchard Street, North Bend. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground, a non-profit, parent-run organization, seeks to enhance the lives of families with children ages 0-5 through programs designed to encourage a greater sense of community in the Snoqualmie Valley.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 12:25PM
With dozens of musicians coming to venues throughout North Bend this Saturday, jazz lovers shouldn't forget to grab those Jazz Walk tickets. North Bend’s Jazz Walk returns, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 14.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 12:03PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is planning activities to help local businesspeople make connections. The Chamber's next luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, looks at "The Future of Economic Development and Employment in the Snoqualmie Valley." David Rule, the president of Bellevue College, leads a panel discussion with executives from Spacelabs and other Valley employers.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 12:43PM
Veterans with the Valley’s American Legion Post 79, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Snoqualmie and Issaquah, the Legion Riders and the Legion Auxiliary are welcomed to the Post’s end-of-summer family barbecue, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the downtown Snoqualmie post, on River Street. The event starts with the installation of officers. It’s also a night to meet and greet members and their families.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 12:46PM
Outside hitters Lindsay Carr and Anna McCreadie are bringing the power to the Mount Si volleyball court this fall. Carr, in particular, is set for a strong senior season. Committed to Division-1 Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on a scholarship, she has also committed to becoming one of the physically strongest players in the nation.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 12:06PM
Valley Animal Partners hosts its third annual Chili Showdown, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lode. Locals are invited to enter their six quarts of their homemade chili into the cookoff. All proceeds from the nonprofit event benefit pets of Valley residents.
- Sep 11, 2013 at 12:50PM
The two steers that have stopped traffic and started lots of local speculation this summer are gone now. Since May, the animals have been making the rounds of the Snoqualmie area, from Meadowbrook Farm to Indian Hill. The cows, owned by Herman Schlaht of Snoqualmie and his son, Terry, of Burlington, had broken out of their pen on Indian Hill last spring.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 3:59PM
A community celebration and grand-reopening of the re-developed Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project and Park is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Falls park, 6501 Railroad Avenue S.E., Snoqualmie. Come celebrate more than a century of Snoqualmie Falls’ rich cultural history and PSE’s continual commitment to renewable energy generation.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 3:27PM
Sno-Valley Senior Center is going to the fair! On Monday, Sept. 16, the center will send a bus to the Puyallup Fair. Bus leaves the center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, at 10 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Events for the day include art demonstrations, livestock, horses, scrapbooking and live music. Judging for the berry pie contest is also scheduled for the day, and participants can enter online at thefair.com, by Sept. 12.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Sep 13, 2013 at 10:34AM
The Young Life club at Mount Si High School plans a pancake meal for any interested teachers and students, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the school. Admission is free. The first club meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the former library on River Street, next to City hall, follows.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 3:33PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. September 8, 1988 • Students at Mount Si High School have to put more of an emphasis on attending classes if they want to get credit. If a student now misses 12 sessions, he or she will fail.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:11PM
The wind is brisk but the water is warm as Mount Si High School’s first independent swim team takes to the waters under gray skies. For some years, Mount Si has fielded a small team of swimmers who’ve practiced with Issaquah coaches and athletes at an Issaquah swimming pool. But this fall, a more-than-doubled squad of swimmers are learning from their own coach, swimming at a Valley venue. It’s a new beginning, and the girls know it.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:15PM
“Air Raid” is the name of Mount Si football team’s game this season, if the official posters that Wildcats are autographing for local kids is anything to go on. That’s because, with long-armed quarterback Nick Mitchell back for a senior season, looking to connect with a two-dozen waiting hands from the likes of wide receivers Wyatt Baker-Jagla, Trevor Daniels, Parker Dumas, Jake Smith, Jack Nelson, tight end Beau Shain and back Bailey Takacs, Mount Si can be expected to deploy a potent flight attack.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 9:35AM
Drivers headed west on State Route 18 via Snoqualmie's I-90 interchange need to find a new route. All westbound lanes of State Route 18 from Interstate 90 to Issaquah-Hobart Road SE will be closed on Saturday, September 14, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for maintenance work, the city and DOT announced.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 10:22AM
For the next nine holes, Jake Archambeau just wants to hit in the high 30s. After that, well, there’s league, and districts, and Archambeau will just have to see what happens from there. “If all goes well, maybe I can make it to state,” he says. Archambeau, like fellow senior and Mount Si High School golf leader Tanner Simpson, has spent a lot of time around the greens this summer—Jake was busy shining carts at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course, while Tanner worked at Mount Si Golf.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 10:05AM
“Finally, someone to run with!” says Bailey Scott. This senior leader on the Mount Si cross country team is stoked about the young group of runners around her. Slowed by a health issue during track season last spring, she’s pushing for a major comeback this fall.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 10:11AM
As Mount Si High School’s new freshman campus filled with excited ninth graders on the first day of school last week, so did parts of the main campus. At least 80 freshmen, many musicians, had their first classes as high school students on the main campus, where band and choir programs are consolidated. “First period is freshman band and freshman choir,” explained Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher, and buses stop first at the main campus, so music students can just get out at the main campus, where teachers have agreed to start band and choir a few minutes early. They end a few minutes earlier, too, so students can catch the bus afterward to the freshman campus.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 10:30AM
When Marie Nichols of North Bend blows out the candles this weekend, she’ll have a century of experiences to look back on. Many memories are faded, but Nichols, who turns 100 on September 15, remembers of the big moments and the major changes of her long life, with help from her children. Growing up in Auburn, Wash., she was an avid skiier who focused on family, supported an ailing husband for decades, and ultimately outlived three spouses.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 10:27AM
Old car prowl: On August 20, a Snoqualmie officer met with a citizen in the 3800 block of Southeast Beta Street for a theft report. Someone broke into the victim’s vehicle on July 31 and stole a $200 GPS, phone charger, and $150 sunglasses. He thought the car was locked, but there was no sign of forced entry.