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Flood insurance essentials: Understand risks, plan ahead to avoid a devastating loss

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:41AM

With forecasters predicting a hard winter, homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a disaster. But insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.

Letters | Vote for Hauglie, County Councilwoman Lambert says

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:45AM

It is always a pleasure to work with Kevin Hauglie. He is responsive and cares deeply about his community and the people he serves. He is deeply rooted in this community and serves in roles as a businessman, family man, and responsible commissioner.

Growing up with the paper: Fall City’s John Groshell gives a kids-eye view of the news biz

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Nov 5, 2013 at 8:53AM

He grew up in the business, but John Groshell never had printer’s ink in his veins, like his father. Maybe seeing how many printers had lost a finger or two during their careers—one of the presses was called the hand-snapper, after all—is what cooled his enthusiasm, or the challenge of writing something every week. Certainly it wasn’t sporty enough for the future golf pro, teacher, and now owner of the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Letters | Voter’s forum helps exercise your rights

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:46AM

On behalf of the membership of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley, I want to extend our thanks to those who participated in the candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus. Rotary exists to promote the ideal of “service above self.” So, we see great value in an event like this, where voters have the opportunity to talk face to face with those who will represent them in their government. Dick Ryon’s effort in organizing made this event possible, and he was able to do so on very short notice. He did an excellent job.

Superintendent: Staff, students are in a productive routine, making gains | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:39AM

The school year is well underway, and our staff and students have settled into a productive and focused routine of teaching and learning. As a school system, we are striving to provide for our students the best educational experience possible. We are working to build upon past successes to make our schools even better. Our top priorities this year center on a number of major initiatives that will further improve our schools:

Guiding force: Former Valley Record owner, publisher Jim McKiernan looks back on years of change

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 10:44AM

The Snoqualmie Valley Record, 100 years old in 2013, took on new energy in 1996, when a local family, Jim and Karen McKiernan, purchased the paper from long-time publishers Bob Scott and the Buchman family. Here, Jim McKiernan looks back on his 12 years at the helm of the paper, through some of the biggest changes this Valley ever saw.

Snoqualmie doc shares flu fighting tips

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:56AM

There are two things we can count on in the winter – cold weather and stuffy or runny noses. Winter is prime time for spreading diseases since more people are staying indoors and spreading germs to others. The common cold and influenza are prevalent in the winter months. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid getting sick.

Letters | Let’s all be adults and move on

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:57AM

It is most interesting that a small group of extremists cannot accept that the majority of our country’s citizens do not share their point of view. Our President was elected twice by popular vote. If he was the product of a monarchy, he would have been born a prince, and his father or mother a king or queen. Demonizing him at every turn does not further your cause.

We were all readers: Gloria McNeely shared life's details as Valley Record editor in the 1950s

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:59AM

“I was born with a streak of curiosity a mile wide,” insists Gloria McNeely. “And I still want to know what’s happening around the corner and what’s happening tomorrow.” McNeely, has spent her adult life in the Valley, chronicled its history, championed causes, and for 10 years, wrote up the news of the day as associate editor of the Valley Record. She has to be the only editor here ever to start work as the paper’s bookkeeper.

Make it easy, make it fun: Emergency preparation in four weekly steps

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:35AM

Pondering how to prepare for a disaster can often be overwhelming. So, a good way to tackle emergency preparedness is to break down the various steps into weekly assignments that families can easy tackle over a month or so. Here are easy ways to get your family ready for a disaster, in four steps, based on information from FEMA and the American Red Cross.

Bomb threats made at North Bend City Hall

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 3:08PM

Last Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, North Bend's City Hall received two bomb threats. The threats, addressed to the North Bend Police, were delivered by mail to City Hall, which used to house the police department. "Basically, we got a letter saying there was possibly a bomb," said North Bend Police Chief Sgt. Mark Toner. "The letter was addressed to us, the police, so we searched the substation and the City Hall."

Guests of honor: Valley schools to host Veterans Day assemblies, starting Wednesday

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 4:59PM

Veterans and servicepeople in the Snoqualmie Valley are invited to attend any and all of seven school assemblies, held this week for Veteran’s Day in their honor. Veterans Day school assemblies in the Snoqualmie Valley School District include:

League champions! Mount Si volleyball on a win streak in postseason | Photo gallery

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27PM

The duo of Anna McCreadie and Lindsay Carr keep feeding off each other’s strengths. Last week, the junior-senior squad of outside hitter/setters led Mount Si to claim the league championship during tournament play at Juanita. Mount Si beat Mercer Island in the championship match, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Juanita. The Wildcats won in five sets, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, with the whole team putting in work.

Election results: Marci Busby ahead in Snoqualmie school race; Hospital challengers ahead

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 11:41AM

The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, early returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.

Auction, dinner raises money for soccer fields

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:37PM

Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association holds its first dinner and live and silent auction fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. OrgThe benefit hopes to raise $100,00 to improve local soccer fields, paying for maintenance, lights and new field development.

Learn CPR at Snoqualmie Fire station in new class

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:32PM

An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class is being offered, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. Topics include adult and child CPR, foreign body obstructions, and risk factors.

Mount Si Senior Center fashion show to shine Saturday

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:37PM

“Diamonds are Forever” is the theme when Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend holds a fashion show, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Center members are looking for any fancy dresses, gloves, or jewelry that locals are willing to donate for seniors to wear and model. If you can help, bring them to the senior center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bond cost set, now it’s public’s turn | Valley school growth plan

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:49PM

Voters, sharpen your pencils. The Snoqualmie Valley School District needs your answer to a $216 million question: Is the proposed bond the right bond for the district? A proposed bond now being considered by the board would: • Build a sixth elementary school, and possibly a centralized preschool on Snoqualmie Ridge; • Remodel most of Mount Si High School to a 2,100-student capacity; and • Fund more than $20 million in maintenance projects, including roof replacements at North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City Elementaries and part of MSHS, new boilers at SES and MSHS, and a new expanded septic system at FCE.

Records fall for Wildcat girls cross-country runners at districts | Photo gallery

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:48PM

For the second week in a row, freshman Hannah Waskom has broken the record for the five-kilometer race for a Mount Si girl runner. She set it on Thursday, Oct. 24, running at 19:19 at Lake Sammamish State Park, then broke her own record with 19:05 on Halloween day at the Sea-King District meet, taking sixth Waskom’s goal was to break into the top 10 that day. She had hard workouts last Saturday and Monday, then took it easy the two days prior to the race.

Mount Si football heads to playoffs at Oak Harbor this weekend

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:40PM

After beating the Liberty Patriots at home on senior night, 32-14, Mount Si’s varsity football team moves further into the playoffs. Their next game is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oak Harbor High School Stadium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island.

One-woman show explores breast cancer, charity walks at Valley Center Stage

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:34PM

Local actress, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, will perform her one-woman show, “Tits & Asphalt: Why I Walk For Breast Cancer” at Valley Center Stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 to 9, to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., and the cost is pay-what-you-can. Shawn Fuller directs.

Lambert announces Community Service Area Grant winners

  • May 5, 2014 at 1:48PM

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert announced that seven organizations in her district have received 2014 Community Service Area grants from King County. The grants are awarded to projects throughout unincorporated King County that offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more informed and connected in their communities.

Snoqualmie goes all out for paperless bills

  • May 5, 2014 at 1:49PM

During 2014, the city of Snoqualmie has a goal to reduce the number of property owners receiving water utility bills in the mail by 33 percent and have them pay online instead. About 4,000 property owners receive water utility bills each month via US mail, equal to about 100 pounds of paper per month. If 33 percent of water customers switch to online payments, it would save 400 pounds of paper each year, one-fifth of a ton.

What local businesses are the greenest? King County wants to know

  • May 5, 2014 at 1:51PM

King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014. Now in its eighth year, the list recognizes businesses in King County that have excelled at preventing waste and promoting recycling. “Businesses in King County are doing an incredible job of coming up with easy and creative solutions to reduce waste, whether it’s educating staff, making it easier to recycle, or offering reusable materials,” said Karen May, King County Solid Waste Division program manager. “Getting on this list is a great opportunity for them to receive recognition and share their success.”

Matt Baker comedy night at Si View

  • May 5, 2014 at 2:06PM

A Family Night comedy show with Matt Baker is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, North Bend.

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