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- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:24PM
The football season is a few months away, but Mount Si players are getting ready in a way that can help locals with their yard work projects. In the Wildcat Worker program, Mount Si players sign up for yard work. Rates are $10 an hour per worker, with the money going to pay for their high school football costs. It takes financial pressure off their families, and is a win-win for the athletes, their team and local homeowners.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:28PM
Jerri Johnson walks right up to the hives, abuzz with hundreds of thousands of bees. No mask. No gloves. No bee suit. And he’s as calm as can be. “We’re in harmony,” says Johnson, who keeps four hives in his sprawling Snoqualmie garden. “I would never be a threat to them. They’re not a threat to me. I can get just as close as I want.” Like any beekeeper, Johnson occasionally gets stung. The last time was a few hours ago. It didn’t faze him, and he approaches one busy hive without mask or gloves to make a point: that these wild bees are pretty cool.
Down under, right here: Mount Si boys basketball team meets scrappy Australian touring team, on and off the court
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:42PM
Basketball players from two different countries hung out together, learned about each other, and then played a game and left it all on the court. The Mount Si boys varsity team came away with a lopsided win on the scoreboard last Friday afternoon, Jan. 3. But points weren’t really the point in the Wildcats’ exhibition match against NPire, an Australian team that drew boys together from cities down under, mainly Melbourne and Canberra.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:09PM
It’s 2014 already? And look what’s just around the corner—an election. Specifically, operations and tech levies are on the Feb. 11, 2014 ballot for both local school districts, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley. So, with only three weeks until ballots go out, it’s worth remembering a couple of things. First, for any new voters and newcomers, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, Jan. 13. You can register online at www.vote.wa.gov, or call (206) 296-8683.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:06PM
Hundreds of tourists in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth got to hear young voices from the Valley during the holiday season. The Twin Falls Middle School seventh and eighth grade choirs traveled to Leavenworth on Saturday, Dec. 14, to perform for the public, attending the Christmas season festivities.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:14PM
Art was the gateway to learning for students at Opstad Elementary in North Bend. In December, students invited all comers to see and celebrate their work as part of the PTA’s Reflections program, in its first year at the school. The Reflections committee, chaired by Kristin Lockwood, Jackie Fedyk and Kristin Tetuán, received 54 submissions that included visual arts, music, photography, literature and sculpture.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:21PM
North Bend’s 2013 Citizen of the Year award goes to a man who’s been involved with countless community projects over the years— from saving Si View in 2003 and Meadow-brook Farm in 1996 to celebrating two cities’ centennials, to preserving and presenting the Valley’s history on various boards and commissions. Yet what really makes this year’s honoree, Gardiner Vinnedge, stand out is, according to his friends and colleagues, everything.
- Jan 8, 2014 at 5:38PM
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking into a deadly bear-vs-dog interaction that happened last week on Snoqualmie Ridge. According to the city of Snoqualmie, the encounter happened in the Heights neighborhood of the Ridge. A WDFW investigation determined that a bear breached a fence, was chased by the dog, and reacted defensively. The dog was killed by the bear
- Jul 8, 2014 at 5:51PM
The foundation is poured, the walls are up and the tower cap freshly lifted in place at what, for now, is the future Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. When it opens, however, the new hospital may be a branch of Bellevue’s Overlake Hospital Medical Center. King County Public Hospital District No. 4, the rural district centered on Snoqualmie, is considering selling its hospital and clinics to Overlake. The district’s board of commissioners approved a letter of intent to negotiate a sale at their Thursday, July 3, regular meeting.
Something little, something big: Snoqualmie Valley efforts help change lives in Kenya schools, slums and prison
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:15PM
When Kathy Lambert packs her bags for a trip to Kenya later this month, she’s not likely to forget a toothbrush—or makeup. These items have earned prominent places in the District 3 King County Council representative’s memory both from her previous trip to Kenya, three years ago. The toothbrushes, possibly hundreds of them, are destined for women and children suffering from AIDS and living in the slums of Nairobi. When Lambert met some of them on a mission trip with WorldComp Kenya in 2011, she was saddened by how bad their teeth were.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:16PM
King County Explorer Search and Rescue (KCESAR) recently received a grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe Fund for $5,000 to be used toward a March 2014 goal of raising $200,000, for the replacement of their aging command and communication vehicle. The vehicle is used for communicating to teams in the field, a command post and to transport emergency equipment.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:19PM
• Steve Barnhart, 12, helped his three sisters escape from a blazing house near Duvall. Their parents were out, the mother having car trouble on her way to pick up their father, a cab driver. A faulty oil heater caused the blaze, at around 2 a.m. Steve escaped out the back door, then instructed 11-year-old Karen to help 10-year-old Lydia and six-year-old Debra out of their bedroom window, then jump herself.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:18PM
Regarding the letter to the editor published in the December 4, 2013, issue of the Valley Record by Mr. Joe Monahan of Fall City, I must respectfully disagree. As a parent of a first grader I find it frustrating to discover that cursive is still being taught at all. I can’t think of any formal instruction that could better waste the time and effort of students and teachers. Any and all instruction time currently allotted toward cursive writing would be much better spent teaching keyboarding skills.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:21PM
Sallal Grange's next Contra Dance is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Grange and Community Hall. The evening starts with a meal of hearty vegetable soup and rustic bread, at 6:30 p.m. Musicians will play waltzes before the dance, and dance leader, Tim Noonan, gives waltz lessons between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Contra dancing and waltzing follows from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 12:17PM
In December, a group of 13 children from six Valley families, aged 2 to 8 years old, caroled at Red Oak Residence in North Bend. “It was a magical night and the kids spread so much joy,” said mom Cara Van Sant.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 1:09PM
Grocery pickpocket: A North Bend citizen used the sheriff’s website to make an online report of a theft. The victim had been standing at a grocery store counter when two people bumped into him in quick succession. Afterward, the victim’s wallet was missing.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 2:58PM
No one was harmed and no charges are expected as a result of a sidewalk confrontation in Carnation Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9. The incident, reported by the 10-year-old boy who was involved, put Carnation Elementary School and local law enforcement on alert for the rest of the day. Carnation Elementary School notified parents by e-mail of the incident Thursday afternoon, and put all after-school programs on lockdown, allowing only parents to pick students up at the end of the day.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:25PM
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its one and only stop this year in Snoqualmie, July 11 to 13. The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:26PM
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray honored Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in June as the recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for Cultural Investment. The Arts Awards are given in six categories and the winners are chosen from a pool of public nominations. This year there were more than 650 nominations. The Mayor’s Awards recognize the contributions of artists, arts, and cultural organizations and community members who make Seattle a city of creativity.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:37PM
SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, food-eaters, and the community as a whole. This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer. In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase. Our objective is to allow area residents to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from your producer does (or doesn’t!) matter to you.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:21PM
Fall City Roadhouse and Inn hosts Dinner in the Garden, a five-course fundraiser for Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, featuring the cuisine of Chef Benjamin Riggs of the Roadhouse, Chef Sean Langan of Fall City Bistro, and celebrity chef Brendan O’Farrell. The dinner is Thursday, July 10, by ticket only, at the Roadhouse, 4200 Preston-Fall City Road.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:47PM
An early evening fire damaged a home in the 6600 block of Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, on Friday, July 4. No one was injured in the fire, which seemed to have started on the roof of the home. At 5:19 p.m., the Snoqualmie Fire Department was dispatched to the Snoqualmie Ridge fire. They arrived on scene at 5:27 p.m., and were assisted by Eastside Fire & Rescue units from North Bend and Fall City, and Bellevue paramedics.
- Jan 10, 2014 at 6:13PM
Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch is the site of several garden work parties planned in January. Volunteers can help built the garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 26. The garden is located behind the Masonic Hall at 4304 337th Pl. SE, Fall City.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:00PM
North Bend has authorized a sales tax ballot measure, to be decided by voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The city is now required to recruit people interested in writing statements both for and against the measure, for the general election voters guide. Interested participants should contact the city by July 14. The city council will appoint committees of up to three members each to draft the statements, at its July 15 meeting.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:04PM
The bus stop at Southeast King Street and Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie, for both Metro and Valley Shuttle buses heading southbound towards North Bend, is unavailable due to the start of construction on Phase 2 of the city's downtown infrastructure work.