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- 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 10:27AM
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.
- 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 11:35AM
Mount Si gymnasts claimed the KingCo championships as a team, competing at the league tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Mercer Island. Mount Si led in all events but floor, in which it was narrowly edged out by second-place Lake Washington. Junior Jenn Rogers was second in all-around scores, placing first on floor, second on beam, fourth on bars. Senior Carissa Castagno was fifth overall, placing fourth on beam, sixth on floor. Hailey Johnson tied for second on vault. Mackenzie Brown was seventh on bars. Castagno tied for ninth.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:35AM
The Cedarcrest varsity boys basketball team continues their march into the postseason, beating Falls at home Tuesday, 69-58. The Red Wolves rushed to a big lead in the first half, 19-11 in the first quarter, 16-6 in the second. Falls outscored Cedarcrest in the second half, 23-20 in quarter three, 18-13 in the fourth, but not enough to retake the Red Wolves lead.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:48AM
Too many cars and too many houses top the list of concerns regarding a proposed development on Southeast Tanner Road in North Bend. About 20 community residents, all neighboring the future project, raised these issues at the Feb. 4 meeting of the North Bend City Council, and several urged the council to live up to its own comprehensive plan. “We all… feel like something that we care about is being threatened,” Jack Harris said of his group of neighbors at the meeting.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:40AM
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and help the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation mark 25 years of helping Valley students, starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sigillo Cellars in Snoqualmie. The foundation is commemorating its 25th anniversary by presenting an artistic rendition of historic highlights that will be on display for the evening along with a video. Sigillo Cellars is located at 8353 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:48AM
West African kora musician Foday Musa Suso gives a concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St. in Duvall. Suso comes from a traditional Mandinka griot family from Gambia in West Africa. His main instrument is the kora, a traditional West African twenty one string harp-lute. In the Mandinka tradition, the kora player is also a skilled singer, oral historian, geneologist and storyteller.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:42AM
Snoqualmie Valley School District still has time to build and open a sixth elementary school by the start of the 2015-16 school year. So far, though, the district doesn’t have the money, and is running out of time. Although design work and planning for the 29-classroom building began last fall, paid for with school impact fees from the district’s capital facilities fund, the district has not committed to a bond to raise the estimated $35 million total project costs.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:47AM
Lynda Laham, a psychotherapist, author, coach, athlete and avid motorcyclist, is the featured speaker at the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. She is a marriage and family therapist with a specialty in sport and performance psychology.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:49AM
A memorial service for Calvin Hancock, the 17-year-old Valley teen killed in a SUV accident last weekend on North Bend's Middle Fork Road, is 2 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 14, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church in Fall City. All who wish to pay their respects are welcome.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 14, 2014 at 1:40PM
King County Sheriff's Deputies are seeking tips in the abandonment of a newborn in woods between North Bend and Snoqualmie on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Police received a 911 call around 2:15 p.m., and responded to the 38800 block of Southeast North Bend Way. The baby was in the woods near the Kimble Creek Bridge, , about 10 feet away from the shoulder of North Bend Way. and was found by a person walking nearby.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:11PM
Valley Center Stage presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. The show, performed by Rochelle Wyatt and Peter Cook, plays one weekend only. Tickets are $17 and $14.50 for seniors. Love Letters, which premiered on Broadway in 1989, tells the story of lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and artist Melissa Gardner, whose lives have been entwined since they met in second grade.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:07PM
Give blood this Friday, Feb. 14, at the Hauglie Insurance agency, 33410 S.E. Fall City Redmond Rd., downtown Fall City. The Puget Sound Blood Center brings is bus the parking lot. Hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:13PM
The winter can seem like a crummy time to live in the Valley. All this cold and rain. Even our snow days are rainy. The news can get you down—fire, crime, taxes, shoddy winter Olympics construction. But before you really get down consider that there’s a lot of love that makes the Valley go round. With Valentine’s Day upon us, let me just chalk up the things that may brighten your heart, locally speaking.