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- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:34PM
A barn on the Tasche-Schumacher farm, a mile out of Fall City on the Redmond road, was completely destroyed by fire. Mrs. Tasche said the children, playing in the yard just before the dinner hour, noticed smoke. The family hurriedly relocated 30 cattle. Steve, a sixth grader, tried in vain to start a tractor blocking one pen
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:31PM
Levies are a fact of life in local school districts. For generations, they’ve been a crucial ‘secondary’ funding source for school districts. Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District and neighboring Riverview School District are asked to approve, renew and boost their local school levies, by voting yes and returning their ballots by mail before election day, Tuesday, Feb. 11.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:30PM
Our Snoqualmie Valley School District depends heavily upon local funding for hiring teachers, improving their effectiveness, school supplies, and other school operational expenses. About one quarter of the district operations budget comes from our local taxpayers, and approval for that must be reapproved every six years by voters.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:29PM
Against Liberty for Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 30, Mount Si won, 43 points to 18. Mount Si’s Eli Clure, in the 126-pound weight class, pinned Liberty’s Kyle Armstrong. Gunnar Harrison, at 132, pinned Zach Toombs. Mason Marenco, at 138, won a 4-1 decision over Tyler Lee. Ryley Absher, at 145, pinned Juan Flores. Justin Edens, at 152, pinned Nathan Sjoholm. Tye Rodne, at 160, pinned Jimmy Andrus. Cameron McLain, at 195, pinned Will Nguyen. Andrew Harris, at 220, pinned Zach Arthur.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:59PM
Girl Rising, showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Theatre, is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors, that delivers a simple truth.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:52PM
City of Snoqualmie Arborist Phil Bennett presents a workshop on pruning trees in winter to promote strong growth, withstand damage, and bring out the trees’ natural beauty. The event is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Library.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:58PM
Auditions begin soon for Valley Center Stage’s next production, a musical comedy romp directed by Alan Wilkie. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is a non-stop laugh-fest musical in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, schemes to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:54PM
STEM Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Mount Si High School. This event focuses on the high school’s science, technology, engineering and math offerings, and is open to all students who will attend Mount Si in 2014-15.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:53PM
A Girls Night Out fundraiser for the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. The event, which includes a women’s fashion show, shopping and refreshments, pays for scholarships to help women in the community go on retreats and attend conferences
- Feb 7, 2014 at 2:04PM
On Sunday, Jan. 26, resident of apartments in the 400 block of East North Bend Way called police to report a super-glue incident. His front door and door handle were glued shut. The victim said that it occurred overnight, after he asked some upstairs neighbors to be more quiet.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:50PM
Prospective Pacific Lutheran University student Boone Hapke, from Mount Si High School, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 a year—along with the opportunity to earn more.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:44PM
The Snoqualmie City Council is on its annual retreat this week. The council met yesterday and today at the Puget Sound Energy building Conference Room on Douglas Street.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 2:07PM
The Snoqualmie City Council voted 6-1 to give a symbolic green light to a proposed $60 county-wide car tab fee that would fix the region’s beleaguered road and transit system. The tab hike was part of a plan for a new King County transportation benefit district, proposed by Executive Dow Constantine last month, that would ask voters to preserve Metro Transit and fix the county’s ailing roads system. Besides the new tab fee, a likely April ballot measure could include a 0.1 percent sales tax increase.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 10:42AM
Goal setting and planning is the topic of the next Moms Club meeting, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. Working mothers and stay-at-home mothers often feel stretched thin while trying to balance day-to-day life tasks and challenges. This consistent struggle can leave mothers feeling worn out and in need of some new strategies to help find happiness amidst their busy schedule.
- Feb 10, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 11, 2014 at 3:07PM
A Valley teen was killed in an SUV accident Saturday evening, Feb. 8, on the Middle Fork Road near North Bend. According to a report from the King County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday. A 16-year-old boy was at the wheel of Toyota Landcruiser, driving on a dirt portion of Southeast Middle Fork Road, with four passengers.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 8:42AM
King County Elections has received about 160,000 ballots to date out of more than 630,000 sent to voters for today’s special election. This is the largest special election in King County since 2010. Voters have until 8 p.m. tonight to return ballots to a drop-off location or Accessible Voting Center.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 1:56PM
The Mount Si Lions Club will host Renton Lions Anne and Tom Smarsh, who will be giving a presentation on the Lions Alert Program. The Mount Si Lions Club meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Boxley's Jazz Club, North Bend. Lions Clubs are continually involved in disaster relief around the world. The Lions ALERT program strives to provide specific direction to the 46,000 Lions clubs globally and help them to be more efficient in providing short and long term support to disaster victims.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 2:48PM
Students in Mount Si High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science class, taught by Shannon Wenman, upheld a long-standing tradition this fall by participating in the Snow Lake Watershed Restoration Project. The project is a joint effort between the Wilderness and Trails Program at the Snoqualmie Ranger Station (US Forest Service) and the science and horticulture programs at Mount Si High School. Since the partnership formed 26 years ago in 1988, more than 1,500 Snoqualmie Valley students have been involved in this project.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 2:56PM
Mount Si High School is taking bids for a professional photographer to cover its 2014 graduation ceremony, Friday, June 13. Memories to capture include: 2014 class photo, individual students receiving diplomas, candid photos during the ceremony.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 2:05PM
Carnation Elementary School was recently selected to participate in a statewide school transportation survey. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction randomly selected only 250 schools to be in the survey, which is now scheduled for late February.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 3:08PM
The Give Good Awards Foundation of Snoqualmie Valley released its 2014 nominees, announcing the names of 39 community members and one entire school body who represent the foundation’s mission of “Recognizing and celebrating those that inspire others!” Arts: Mary Miller, Jill Rockwell, Carol Reitz, Amy Friedman
Chip on their shoulders: Mount Si basketball team bringing physicality to postseason battle | Slideshow
- Feb 11, 2014 at 3:40PM
The Mount Si boys basketball team looks to be peaking at the right time, as they approach some crucial postseason battles. The team is playing with confidence and absorbing some key lessons, as is shown in the Wildcat’s home win, 56-40 against Juanita on Saturday, Feb. 8. Strong play by seniors Tyler McCreadie, Jack Nelson and Beau Shain anchored a very athletic performance.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 3:41PM
It's a big, empty building, but the old North Bend fire station may be the perfect fit for a "little" new winery in the city. Piccola Cellars in Woodinville recently signed a five-year lease on the property, where it plans to relocate its warehouse business from Woodinville, and open a second public tasting room in the near future.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 18, 2014 at 9:34AM
All of the school levies on ballots in the Snoqualmie Valley appear to be massing with more than 60 percent support in the Feb. 11 election. In the first round of counting in this all-mail election, Snoqualmie Valley's $16 million Prop. 1, has 4,213 yes votes to 2,240 against. Prop. 2, the district's $2.7 million technology levy, had even stronger support, with 4,312 votes in favor, 2,147 against. Prop. 1's approval is at 65.3 percent, while Prop. 2 has won 66.8 percent approval.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 10:27AM
Photographer and Bellevue College teacher Ray Pfortner gives a presentation to the Mount Si Artist Guild, noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave S., North Bend. The event is free to all MSAG members, or a $5 donation for non-members.