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- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:05PM
Land in Snoqualmie that is scheduled for clearing and development can still provide benefits to habitat elsewhere in King County – but only with volunteer help. Join with other volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1, digging up native trees and shrubs from land that is scheduled to be cleared for a school and housing development. Volunteers who dig for King County in the morning can dig plants for themselves from noon to 2 p.m.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:43PM
“Orphan Train” novel author Christina Baker Kline will give a book talk and signing, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way. This free program is sponsored by King County Library System, Valley Center Stage and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:46PM
Snoqualmie’s city council is watching the progress of a state bill exempting tribe-owned land from property taxes with growing concern, wondering how that change would affect everyone else’s taxes. Council and staff weighed in on the potential negatives of a state bill exempting tribal property from tax during the committee-of-the-whole discussions on February 10 and 24.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:42PM
Gilbert Pettersen, 85, died November 29, 2013, at home in Deary, Idaho. He was born March 9, 1928, to William F. and L. Miriam Petterson at the Weyerhaeuser hospital in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., the oldest of six children. Gilbert graduated from Mount Si High School in 1946, where he scored the first-ever touchdown for Mount Si in 1944. He graduated from the University of Redlands, at Redlands, Calif., in 1960. He became an insurance adjustor and eventually owned his own Farmer’s Insurance agency at Palm Desert, Calif.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:45PM
Two Rivers School in North Bend became a ham radio station for a day, Feb. 12 during the nationwide School Club Roundup event. Middle school teachaer Joe Burgener, with assistance and equipment from parent volunteer Stephen Kangas, introduced students to the world of amateur radio.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:40PM
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club is soliciting community service grant requests to help non-profit organizations throughout the Valley. The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, March 12.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 4:00PM
Tickets are on sale now for the Riverview Education Foundation's "Evening for Education" dinner auction, set for 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Marriott Hotel at Redmond Town Center.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:50PM
The Montana State University 2013 fall semester honor roll included a couple of students from the Snoqualmie Valley. Patricia Prewitt of Snoqualmie, Tiana Smith of Carnation and Cassandra Chriest of Duvall were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, earning grade-point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:51PM
Cedarcrest High School seniors Kevin Robkin, Sean Watson, Rachel Wilhelm and Carson Wilk have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each student received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and Cedarcrest principal Clarence Lavarias.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:52PM
The King County Flood Control District is offering funding for programs that reduce the impact of flooding. This new grant fund program will target flood reduction projects throughout King County. Total funds available in 2014 will be $2.6 million. The types of projects that are eligible include addressing localized flooding; surface water overflows; near-shore flooding; lake flooding due to outflow blockage; assessment of existing conditions as part of creation of a lake management district, among others.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:53PM
Mount Si High School’s speech and debate teams are having a stellar year, on the heels of last year’s successes which sent two students to national competition, where they placed both individually and as a team. This year’s club, competing in the Jan. 10 and 11 competition at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, claimed three of the top four places after nearly 28 hours of competition. The team of juniors Ryan Hartman and Kevin Pusich took first, followed by seniors Duncan Deutsch and Christian Henriksen in third, and seniors Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin in fourth.
Out of the Past: Leap year birthday means 76-year-old woman turns 19; Greg Hart hired as Mount Si asst. principal
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:54PM
Saturday, Feb. 29, will be Mrs. Elizabeth Parmelee’s 18th birthday, although she will be 76 years old. She was born on a leap year. This would be her 19th birthday, except one time she had to wait eight years for a birthday instead of four.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:51PM
Mount Si High School's Festival of the Arts is now taking submissions for the annual event. The festival, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the high school library and in the Wildcat Court, is open to all students, not just those focused on art.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:37PM
Kym Smith has a passion for the history of North Bend law enforcement. The office manager for the soon-to-close North Bend substation, she’s spent several years diving into the early minutes of the city, and the Valley Record’s archives, building a picture of the history of independent policing in this community, a legacy that ends, or changes, with the new contract putting police duties in the hands of a new Snoqualmie-North Bend department on March 7.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:18PM
I’d like to thank the Record and staff reporter Carol Ladwig for taking notice of our concerns about the two new proposed developments (Segale and John Day) impacting our neighborhood and the greater North Bend community. I believe there are significant traffic and pedestrian safety concerns, loss of one of the best kayaker take-out/put-in, environmental impacts. Not to mention the city planners not considering the combined impacts of these two developments. Please continue to investigate and report on these two projects.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:20PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn at noon on Thursday, March 6, will focus on ways to secure your financial well-being. Speaker Steve Weaver, of Weaver Financial in North Bend, will discuss risk factors, areas of focus and available resources. Classes are held at Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 Snoqualmie Ridge Trail.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:20PM
Mount Si High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) has set Saturday, March 29, as the date of its annual auction. The fund-raising event will be at Si View Community Center, and the goal this year is $60,000. All the money raised will go to Mount Si ASB, sports, and clubs. A portion of the price of each ticket sold will benefit the buyers’ designated team or club. All of the auction proceeds will go to ASB, 20 percent, and designated teams or clubs, 80 percent.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:53PM
Moving day hasn’t quite arrived at the North Bend Sheriff’s substation, but the signs show that it is coming. Colored slips of paper marked “city” or “KCSO” are taped to tables and desks, and one corner of the front office is stacked with stuffed boxes, marked “Star Wars” or “Bath Sets” (leftovers from the department’s annual Operation Santa gift drive). The staff photos in the lobby aren’t coming down just yet, though, and more of the walls are being covered as Office Manager Kym Smith continues building her history display of the department’s 40 years as North Bend’s police force.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 3:29PM
Dog-napped: At 4:32 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, a caller in the 39000 block of Southeast Park Street in Snoqualmie called police to report that her dog had been stolen. She believed her former boyfriend had taken her pet.
- Mar 1, 2014 at 8:00AM
Artist Bruce Edwards will visit Carnation from British Columbia, to teach his popular watercolor class, 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, March 3 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:51AM
You can now friend the local American Legion Post in Snoqualmie, which has a new Facebook page. On Facebook, look for “Renton-Pickering American Legion Post 79.”
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:44AM
Kudos to Congressman Dave Reichert for voting for the lifting of the debt ceiling, so that the United States can pay the bill for the spending the United States Congress has authorized. The debt ceiling is a law from the last century from when the United States was a small nation, not the superpower industrial and financial powerhouse of the world. If we don’t pay our bills and default on the debt we incur, we would collapse the world economy.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58AM
Agricultural landowners or operators who work in the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District can reduce their risk of loss from flooding by building a farm pad or elevated structure, where livestock and farm equipment can be placed during floods. Over the last several years, the Flood District has provided Snoqualmie Valley farmers with technical assistance for 26 farm pads, which will help to reduce flood impacts to farmers and livestock. To download an application, go to www.kingcounty.gov/flood or call (206) 477-4815.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:57AM
On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools, I am sending a hearty thank-you out to our community for overwhelmingly voting to approve the two four-year replacement levies that were on the February 11 election ballot. I am filled with pride that the level of support for our local schools has been affirmed with the passage of both the Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) and Technology Levies. Certification of the election results will be completed by King County on Feb. 25; however as of the writing of this letter on Feb, 13, each levy has received a 68 percent approval rate. (As of printing, the tech levy was 69 percent, operations levy, 67.7 percent).
- Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04AM
By all enrollment projections, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will need another elementary school by the 2016-2017 school year. Planning and design work for the building began last fall and has been paid for with school impact fees from the district’s capital facilities fund. In order to continue with the project, which would provide 29 more classrooms for our Valley’s growing number of children, the school board needs to commit to a bond to raise the estimated $35 million total project costs. Educating our youth is one of the best things we can do for our community.