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- Jul 23, 2013 at 12:48PM
The new Snoqualmie Arts Market, or SAM, debuts this weekend. The event brings artist, foodie, rural lifestyle goods on five weekends this summer, starting with a preview on Friday, July 26, during the monthly Finally Friday Art Walk.The market continues from noon to 4 p.m. on four Saturdays, July 27 and August 3, 17, and 24, at the covered area at Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 12:46PM
Cedarcrest High School's Kristi Connelly, an educational assistant, senior project coordinator, and devoted volunteer, recently received the Washington PTA's Golden Acorn Award. True to her nature, Connelly kept the news to herself. "Kristi is a very humble person," said Cedarcrest Principal Clarence Lavarias. "I did not know about this and she did not mention it to anyone."
- Jul 23, 2013 at 1:03PM
Taste the Valley, fight flooding Enjoy an evening on the banks of the Snoqualmie River, complete with gourmet food and live music, at the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance's Taste of the Valley, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Jubilee Farm, 229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E., Carnation. The annual fundraiser brings chefs, farmers and food lovers together to support the nonprofit SVPA, an organization focused on stopping the increase in flooding in the Snoqualmie River Valley, and committed to preserving its rural nature.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 2:03PM
Outsiders who consider North Bend a sleepy little town clearly haven’t been to the Block Party. The fourth annual North Bend Block Party was full of wholesome community fun. Events of the day featured a petting zoo with an assortment of animals including baby wallabies, cavies, and bunnies, a pancake eating contest which would satisfy anyone’s hunger, and live foot-tapping music.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 2:12PM
Starting on Friday, July 26, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is moving its Lunch and Learn program to a new breakfast time slot. Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director, reports that members consistently say a breakfast is the best time for these learning programs.
Questions, answers for Valley Schools primary: Four candidates—Busby, Hodgins, Kangas, Spring —weigh in on district changes
- Jul 23, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jul 26, 2013 at 12:11PM
Snoqualmie Valley voters will choose from four school board candidates in the Aug. 6 primary election. Two incumbents, Marci Busby and Scott Hodgins, are running against challengers Stephen Kangas and David Spring for the District 4 school board seat. Another board seat, District 1, will be on the November ballot, but not on the primary, since only one candidate, Tavish MacLean filed for the position. The Record asked each of the candidates to state their position on some of the major issues coming before the board in the next term. Each candidate was asked four general questions, and one specific to their campaign message.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 5:23PM
Si View Metro Parks hosts an interactive children’s show of Emperor’s New Clothes, presented by Valley Center Stage, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the park's new picnic shelter. This play is suitable for children ages 4 and up and is sure to be fun for adults, too. Admission is free.
Greens to houses: Developer, farmer group at odds over planned 18-house, farm project at Carnation's former Tall Chief Golf Course
- Jul 24, 2013 at 5:26PM
In the Snoqualmie Valley, it’s tough to find a development proposal that doesn’t raise objections among farmers. Everything from clearing the land to building the roads and infrastructure to support a new neighborhood can increase the flooding downstream. Knowing all that, though, the team behind a proposed 18-home neighborhood near Fall City really thought they had a winner. “We’re only altering 22 acres of 200 acres of these lots,” for home construction, said Peter Hayes, consultant on a new housing and farming development on the former Tall Chief Golf Course.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 5:08PM
On Thursday, July 11, the Snoqualmie Valley School District presented its first phase of implementing the “Curriculum Pathways and Benchmarks Policy 2423” to the school board, and it was greeted with wide applause. It’s an excellent step toward assisting students (and parents) with making informed choices about the ideal course map for students in grades 6 to 12, giving the best chance for achieving post-high school goals. Imagine taking a family road trip from Snoqualmie to Florida. Picture embarking without maps or a GPS. You would probably make some wrong turns, and would need to stop to ask for directions. Your trip may take longer, cost more, and require re-routing—making it impossible to arrive on-time. A map would have made the journey easier and faster than doing it on-the-fly, turn-by-turn – resulting in course corrections and false starts.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 5:21PM
For the third year in a row, Tolt Middle School has a national champion among its students. Seventh-grader Callum Walker claimed the top placing July 2 at the Technology Student Association (TSA) national conference July 2, in Orlando, Fla. Walker competed in the animation category, with a program that documented the Tolt chapter's American Cancer Society year-long fundraiser. As part of the competition, he also met with a judging panel for an interview on the ideas and design behind his project.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 5:11PM
On June 24, the Snoqualmie City Council hosted a public hearing. Basically, the topic was affordable housing and tax exemptions. Imagine Housing wants to build 160 units on the Ridge. As a longtime resident and candidate for city council, I voiced some concerns about the project. Some have advised me to take a low profile on controversial issues. I can’t when I believe it could impact the city.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 5:21PM
A free Day Camp for ages 6 through 12 will be hosted at Fall City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2. Secrets of the Kingdom, the Parables of Jesus is staffed with young-adult leaders from Twinlow Camp, offering crafts, stories, games, music, and opportunities for new friendships. Snacks and lunch provided.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:45PM
Only a few street projects, overlays and maybe a new stretch of sidewalk, are making North Bend’s to-do list this year, but 2014 is likely to be extremely busy for the city. A million-dollar downtown plaza project tops the list of priorities in the 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Plan, as adopted by the North Bend City Council at its June 18 meeting. Next on the list are a right-turn lane for northbound traffic on Bendigo Boulevard at Park Street, reconstruction of the sidewalk on Second Street, a roundabout at the intersection of North Bend Way and Park Street, right-of-way acquisition for creation of a Tanner Trail, and construction of new sidewalk, curb and gutter, along with landscaping, on the north side of North Bend Way from Ballarat Avenue North to Downing Avenue North.
Letters | School board member Marci Busby: Vote was about lack of collaboration, not pathways' promise
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:38PM
This letter is in response to "Concerned over school board candidate's 'no' vote for education pathways". The quotes presented in the letter are snippets in a larger conversation that surrounded how Policy 2423 was developed and presented to the community. No one in the district offices nor Mount Si leadership were consulted in the development of this very detailed, potentially course shifting policy which was perceived by some as exclusive. I still stand by my comments that the process was wrong—I did not say that clarity for student direction was wrong. My no vote was about lack of collaboration and bi-passing staff, not the promise that pathways or benchmarks might make possible. Unfortunately, poor process can potentially make ineffective policy—which no one wants.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:41PM
The following stories from 50 and 25 years ago were reported in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record: Thursday, July 25, 1963 Whatever plans Mitty Terhune and Ken Bergquist, Snoqualmie town employees, may have had for last Saturday night were drastically changed when a water main on the Coal Mine Road near Kimball Creek went kaput about 6 p.m.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:42PM
The next Snoqualmie Art Walk is this Friday afternoon, July 26, in downtown Snoqualmie See local artists in action, works of art and live entertainment. Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society presents a film at the Gold Coin store, Big Star Studios from Snoqualmie Ridge will perform along with several talented teens.
Bargain hunting to save lives; Trip inspires Don Baunsgard of North Bend to help people a half a world away
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:45PM
Most Valley families do not worry about whether their water is safe. That’s not the case for many families in the African nation of Uganda. North Bend resident Don Baunsgard realized this firsthand when he travelled to Kasitu, Uganda, on a mission trip with Snoqualmie Valley Alliance church six years ago.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:43PM
If you were unable to attend Historic Snoqualmie’s last Art Walk on Friday, June 28, you missed an exciting opportunity. New Valley artist Patricia Tamburini created an acrylic masterpiece at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office and had a crowd of viewers pointing, “oohing” and “aahing” as if they were watching a firework celebration.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 11:33AM
On learning of Clay Eals’ planned departure from Encompass, I was immediately reminded of a famous line from one of the old “Laurel & Hardy” comedy films of the late ‘20’s: After botching another of Hardy’s well-thought-out schemes, Ollie is seen admonishing his partner Stan for his misbegotten action by yelling …”well, that’s another fine kettle of fish you’ve gotten us into!” Naturally in this scene, like all the scenes of this classic duo, Oliver Hardy was only thinking of himself and Stan Laurel was only trying to do what was best for everyone, including Ollie.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 9:20AM
More than 700 local youth play ball through Falls Little League, which uses support from donators like Chaplins to fund ongoing ballfield improvements throughout the Valley.This year, the league put $40,000 into work at its eight playfields in Fall City and Snoqualmie. It's the league'e biggest investment in ballfields ever, says Terri Campbell, Falls Little League Treasurer.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 11:43AM
Samantha Rose Davenport was born to parents Justin Davenport and Kayla Tachell of North Bend on Monday, July 8.She weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 and a half inches long.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 11:38AM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:
- Jul 26, 2013 at 1:00PM updated at 3:08PM
A one-acre wildfire is burning on Mount Si, just off Mount Si Road near 444th Avenue Southeast Friday afternoon, but no homes appear to be threatened by the flames. Crews from six engine companies, including the wildland North County Handline Team of Eastside Fire and Rescue and Duvall companies have responded to the fire.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 2:16PM
What fire crews from the Washington Department of Natural Resources are referring to as the "444th Fire" on Mount Si was held to 18 acres Sunday. The brush fire is still burning in steep, rocky terrain at the base of 4,100-foot Mount Si, between the Si and Little Si trails. Fire managers, according to DNR, say it's about 50 percent contained.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 9:23AM
Carnation Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few volunteers to help with its portion of the Tour de Peaks bike run, The Chamber is a sponsor of the Tour de Peaks, a bike ride from North Bend to Monroe, which is coming through the Valley on Sunday, Aug. 11 Chamber volunteers provide a pit stop in Carnation for the 50- and 100-mile riders at the Tolt Commons Shelter.