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Something little, something big: Snoqualmie Valley efforts help change lives in Kenya schools, slums and prison
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:15PM
When Kathy Lambert packs her bags for a trip to Kenya later this month, she’s not likely to forget a toothbrush—or makeup. These items have earned prominent places in the District 3 King County Council representative’s memory both from her previous trip to Kenya, three years ago. The toothbrushes, possibly hundreds of them, are destined for women and children suffering from AIDS and living in the slums of Nairobi. When Lambert met some of them on a mission trip with WorldComp Kenya in 2011, she was saddened by how bad their teeth were.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:16PM
King County Explorer Search and Rescue (KCESAR) recently received a grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe Fund for $5,000 to be used toward a March 2014 goal of raising $200,000, for the replacement of their aging command and communication vehicle. The vehicle is used for communicating to teams in the field, a command post and to transport emergency equipment.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:19PM
• Steve Barnhart, 12, helped his three sisters escape from a blazing house near Duvall. Their parents were out, the mother having car trouble on her way to pick up their father, a cab driver. A faulty oil heater caused the blaze, at around 2 a.m. Steve escaped out the back door, then instructed 11-year-old Karen to help 10-year-old Lydia and six-year-old Debra out of their bedroom window, then jump herself.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:18PM
Regarding the letter to the editor published in the December 4, 2013, issue of the Valley Record by Mr. Joe Monahan of Fall City, I must respectfully disagree. As a parent of a first grader I find it frustrating to discover that cursive is still being taught at all. I can’t think of any formal instruction that could better waste the time and effort of students and teachers. Any and all instruction time currently allotted toward cursive writing would be much better spent teaching keyboarding skills.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:21PM
Sallal Grange's next Contra Dance is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Grange and Community Hall. The evening starts with a meal of hearty vegetable soup and rustic bread, at 6:30 p.m. Musicians will play waltzes before the dance, and dance leader, Tim Noonan, gives waltz lessons between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Contra dancing and waltzing follows from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:17PM
In December, a group of 13 children from six Valley families, aged 2 to 8 years old, caroled at Red Oak Residence in North Bend. “It was a magical night and the kids spread so much joy,” said mom Cara Van Sant.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 1:09PM
Grocery pickpocket: A North Bend citizen used the sheriff’s website to make an online report of a theft. The victim had been standing at a grocery store counter when two people bumped into him in quick succession. Afterward, the victim’s wallet was missing.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 2:58PM
No one was harmed and no charges are expected as a result of a sidewalk confrontation in Carnation Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9. The incident, reported by the 10-year-old boy who was involved, put Carnation Elementary School and local law enforcement on alert for the rest of the day. Carnation Elementary School notified parents by e-mail of the incident Thursday afternoon, and put all after-school programs on lockdown, allowing only parents to pick students up at the end of the day.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:25PM
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its one and only stop this year in Snoqualmie, July 11 to 13. The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:26PM
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray honored Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in June as the recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for Cultural Investment. The Arts Awards are given in six categories and the winners are chosen from a pool of public nominations. This year there were more than 650 nominations. The Mayor’s Awards recognize the contributions of artists, arts, and cultural organizations and community members who make Seattle a city of creativity.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:37PM
SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, food-eaters, and the community as a whole. This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer. In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase. Our objective is to allow area residents to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from your producer does (or doesn’t!) matter to you.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:21PM
Fall City Roadhouse and Inn hosts Dinner in the Garden, a five-course fundraiser for Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, featuring the cuisine of Chef Benjamin Riggs of the Roadhouse, Chef Sean Langan of Fall City Bistro, and celebrity chef Brendan O’Farrell. The dinner is Thursday, July 10, by ticket only, at the Roadhouse, 4200 Preston-Fall City Road.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:47PM
An early evening fire damaged a home in the 6600 block of Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, on Friday, July 4. No one was injured in the fire, which seemed to have started on the roof of the home. At 5:19 p.m., the Snoqualmie Fire Department was dispatched to the Snoqualmie Ridge fire. They arrived on scene at 5:27 p.m., and were assisted by Eastside Fire & Rescue units from North Bend and Fall City, and Bellevue paramedics.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 6:13PM
Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch is the site of several garden work parties planned in January. Volunteers can help built the garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 26. The garden is located behind the Masonic Hall at 4304 337th Pl. SE, Fall City.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:00PM
North Bend has authorized a sales tax ballot measure, to be decided by voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The city is now required to recruit people interested in writing statements both for and against the measure, for the general election voters guide. Interested participants should contact the city by July 14. The city council will appoint committees of up to three members each to draft the statements, at its July 15 meeting.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:04PM
The bus stop at Southeast King Street and Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie, for both Metro and Valley Shuttle buses heading southbound towards North Bend, is unavailable due to the start of construction on Phase 2 of the city's downtown infrastructure work.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:05PM
Snoqualmie Valley School District is currently deep in the thorny thicket of bond planning, hoping to come up with a measure to build a new Valley school. It’s been 11 years since voters in Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City passed a measure building a real, brick-and-mortar school, as opposed to portables. The district’s latest survey sheds some light on why we have such trouble passing a bond.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:06PM
A former Snoqualmie resident has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the aggravated murders of two Eastside men on Thanksgiving eve, 1986. Rick Melvin Peerson, 33, lived in Ernie’s Grove prior to a fugitive flight to North Dakota, where he was arrested after a shootout with police.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:16PM
Things were slow at the newly opened Carnation Public Food Bank on July 2, but in a good way. In an hour’s time, about eight people stopped in at the Myrtle Avenue building. About half of them were collecting some needed food and clothing items, and the rest were dropping off donations, or just there to chat. And that’s pretty much what Fred Vosk had in mind when he envisioned the re-opening of the food bank. “I want it to be a local food bank,” he said. “I want the community to feel involved… I’m not looking for big truckloads of food coming in from somewhere else.”
- Jan 13, 2014 at 10:59AM
A Clothes for the Cause clothing drive fundraiser to support Mount Si High School Grad Night is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19, at the Mount Si Freshman Campus, 9200 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Accepted are clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, purses, belts, rugs, pet beds, tablecloths, and similar items.
After deadly dog encounter, Ridge bear still on the lam; Encounters won't end until trash is secure, officer says
- Jan 13, 2014 at 11:18AM
If the bear hadn't busted the fence, there wouldn't be much to report. But the black bear that hopped the fence of a residence in the Heights neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge in the wee hours last Thursday, Jan. 2, found a small but feisty dog defending the home turf.
- Jan 13, 2014 at 4:48PM
On the first week of January, we ran a Year in Review story that was a little bit different from how we’ve done it in the past. The selections were based on the numbers of readers who clicked and read these stories on the Valley Record web or mobile pages.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 12:33PM
All hunters, whether successful or not, are required to submit hunting reports for black bear, deer, elk, or turkey by Jan. 31. Failure to meet the deadline can result in a $10 fine, payable before a hunter can purchase a 2014 license.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:05PM
In March 2014, the Snoqualmie Police Department will begin providing full police services to North Bend. The City of Snoqualmie looks forward to partnering with the City of North Bend to provide these services and for the Snoqualmie Police Department to have the opportunity to get to know the residents and businesses it will serve.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 2:14PM
The new year brought new law enforcement to Carnation and city officials couldn’t be happier with the transition. “It’s gone remarkably well,” said Carnation City Manager Ken Carter last week. “What we did in three months, normally takes nine.”