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- 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.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 9:11AM
The Northwest Railway Museum will soon hold its third annual docent training program, and is now seeking volunteers interested in becoming docents. Museum docents are trained volunteers who give tours to visitors and educate them on how “the Railroad Changed Everything.”
Freshman question: Snoqualmie School Board bond talks lead to pointed questions about campus's future
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:03PM
Voters may determine the future of the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s semester-old Freshman Campus, when they decide on a future bond issue. Before that can happen, though, at least two school board members would like a say on the possibilities, and one has called for a frank board discussion on the topic.
Real food for everybody: Rose Mitra takes down to earth approach at Snoqualmie’s Rose Ridge Cafe and Deli
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:36PM
Making real food, and making sure people who need it, get it, is a passion for Rose Mitra, owner of Rose Ridge Cafe and Deli on Snoqualmie Ridge. Mitra purchased the former Spicoli Sub Shop in June of 2011. “My goal is to serve people ‘real food’,” says Mitra. “My goal is to make you feel at home.”
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:59PM
There’s definitely a lot of local love for our scenery and natural beauty in the Valley. Cue a reminder for our upcoming Scenic Photo Contest. On April 2, the Valley Record will publish the results of our seventh annual amateur photo contest.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:38PM
Four Mount Si High School students—Hunter Abbott, Parker McComb, Lydia Petroske and Quinn Mosher—are the Rotary Students of the Quarter. The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley named the four for the first and second quarters of the 2013-14 school year, at their February 27 meeting. They receive a $100 check.
Changing of the chiefs: As Snoqualmie Fire Dept. rebooter Bob Rowe eases out, Mark Correira begins new era
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:14PM
On a cold winter morning a few weeks ago, Bob Rowe found himself on a call. “It was 6:30 a.m.—a broken femur.” A motorized cart had flipped on its driver, injuring the man. “It was freezing, windy, the rain was blowing sideways. I was there, managing that call. That’s what I’m going to miss,” said Rowe. Not the meetings, not the paperwork—but the real responses, out in the real world, that he’ll remember.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:26PM
A hiker got lost overnight on Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend last week, and managed to survive the night by staying on his feet. According to a report from the King County Sheriff’s Office, would-be rescuers from Seattle Mountain Rescue, King County’s 4X4 and Explorer Search and Rescue teams, plus search dogs, the sheriff’s helicopter and a small plane, all combed the wet ridge late last Tuesday and early Wednesday, Feb. 25 and 26, after the young man went missing some time before 9 p.m.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 9:52AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, has been issuing warnings on rising river flows, fed by days of rain. The latest Snoqualmie River readings show the river volume at 11,533 cubic feet per second (CFS) at Snoqualmie Falls, at about 10 and a half feet in height, rising about 500 CFS an hour.