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Flood District works on improved landslide mapping technology

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:28PM

In the wake of the Oso landslide, the King County Flood Control District wants to use advances in technology to dramatically improve the collection and use of landslide data. The district’s Executive Committee is now seeking a resolution calling for an update to King County’s river basin landslide hazard mapping. By mapping landslide hazards in light of flood and channel migration hazards, the district will be better prepared to act to reduce risks to people, property, and critical infrastructure.

David Redemann graduates from Ripon College with Lt.'s rank

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:32PM

David Redemann II, nicknamed “Tres,” a 2010 Mount Si High School graduate and ROTC scholarship recipient, graduated Sunday, May 18, from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc. He has a degree in business management with a specialization in accounting and finance. He will also be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and will be in the reserves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the intelligence department, while pursuing a career in law enforcement.

On the edge: Bond survey results show Snoqualmie Valley School District has work ahead

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:35PM

Snoqualmie Valley School Board members didn’t get the clear direction they hoped for from a formal telephone survey conducted May 28 through June 2, but they now have a lot more information. Results of the survey were presented at the board’s June 12 meeting, and showed that survey respondents liked many components of a possible $224 million comprehensive bond, but they liked the cost of it much less. Overall, 67 percent of the 400 people surveyed said they supported the bond proposal.

North Bend's new day for marijuana: Businesses can set up shop

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:37PM

Months after Washington’s Liquor Control Board laid down the law for marijuana production, processing and sales, North Bend has done the same, in a unanimous vote June 17. At its regular Tuesday evening meeting, the North Bend City Council approved recommended changes to the city zoning and land use code, to allow marijuana businesses in the city’s Employment Park 1 and Interchange Commercial zones.

Snoqualmie requires peddlers to get a license, badge

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:37AM

The city of Snoqualmie is an advocate of business and fundraising in many forms. Door-to-door solicitation is allowed within city limits. However, certain rules apply. All door-to-door solicitation companies or individuals working within the Snoqualmie city limits must have an active city of Snoqualmie temporary, door-to-door business license.

Report: North Bend water is just fine

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38AM

The city of North Bend provides a water quality report each year to all residential and commercial customers. The annual report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, is a requirement of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

LocoMotive, Snoqualmie kids rock band, opens Bindlestick show Friday

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:46AM

LocoMotive, a Snoqualmie youth rock band with an average age of 12, opens for the T-Bagging Bandits at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 27th at the Bindlestick in Snoqualmie.

Finally Friday! Summer Art Walks start this week in downtown Snoqualmie

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02PM

Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the first art walk of the summer. The Finally Friday Art Walk is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk will feature work created by local artists, which will be hanging in downtown Snoqualmie shops and storefronts. There will also be live entertainment and local cuisine.

It's party time for North Bend's The Swirl yogurt shop

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04PM

North Bend’s The Swirl frozen yogurt shop is excited to announce the celebration of its one-year anniversary. Last June, The Swirl opened in the Mount Si Si Village Shopping Center across from Ace Hardware and El Caporal. In the last year, the shop got involved in many of the community’s activities, including the North Bend Block Party, the Jazz Walk and Blues Walk, supporting the Mount Si High School sports teams and Snoqualmie Valley Little League, and fundraising activities for the area elementary schools.

Bonded by water: North Bend’s Dave Olson explores bravery in three-generation memoir

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:20PM

Bravely voyaging into uncharted waters is the common thread that links North Bend resident Dave Olson’s life to three generations of his family. Olson explores how he, his father, the Reverend Roy Olson, his brother Ken, and his daughter Jenifer each took paths less traveled, and changed lives around them, in his new book, part memoir, part anthology.

Snoqualmie school employee, secretary contract talks still stuck

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM

As schools closed down for the holidays, two groups of employees in the Snoqualmie Valley School District were still employed under the terms of expired contracts. Both the Public School Employees (PSE) and the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association (SVASA) unions have been in negotiations with the district bargaining team off and on since last spring.

Mount Si grad Brooke Bosch completes basic training

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:46PM

Army National Guard Pvt. Brooke N. Bosch has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Fast feet, big dreams: Young Valley runner, Joe Waskom, wins a national cross country title

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM

Goal one is done. Goal two is bigger, but a 12-year-old Snoqualmie boy may have the fast feet to do it. Joe Waskom took a national title on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the 2013 USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.

Stop germs in their tracks: Snoqualmie Valley Hospital tips

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:45PM

Everywhere you go, there is usually someone coughing, sneezing or sniffling. Winter is a prime time for cold, flus and other infections. The question is, what can you do to avoid getting sick? Understanding how germs spread can help decrease your risk of infecting yourself or others. Infectious diseases are spread through direct contact or indirect contact with another person, through the air and by contaminated food.

Farewell banquet for Weyerhaeuser brass; Replace golf course with homes? No way! | Out of the Past

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 4:06PM

• Arrangements are complete for a banquet at Si View Hall in North Bend to honor Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morgan Jr. and Mrs. Fred W. Hayes. Morgan, present manager at the Cascade Branch of Weyerhaeuser Company, is leaving January 1 for Tacoma, where he has been promoted to manager of Weyerhaeuser Manufacturing Operations. Hayes is his successor. • In North Bend, library and street improvements will be voted on in a special election in March.

The Sparkle Effect: Everybody learns in first-ever Mount Si developmental cheer partnership | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 4:21PM

“Mac!” calls Kaitlyn Rogers. “You did a good job today,” the Mount Si freshman tells her cheer teammate. Mac responds with a smile, and a thumbs’ up sign. As she speaks, Rogers is also communicating with the gestures of American Sign Language. Her sign language textbook sits on the table nearby.

Thief takes door off its hinges, steals smokes: Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire Blotter

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 4:09PM

A thief went to the trouble of taking a door off its hinges in order to shoplift... cigarettes? On the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 17, North Bend police were called to a burglary in the 400 block of East North Bend Way. Someone removed the hardware from the front door, then pulled the door out, entered the shop and stole smokes.

All hail the volunteers: Snoqualmie honors those who make the community work

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:11AM

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, on behalf of the city council and administration, presented certificates of appreciation to more than 70 volunteers in attendance who serve as firefighters; Emergency Medical Technicians; members of the Snoqualmie Emergency Communications and Support Team (SECAST); Police Explorers; and citizen volunteers for the Arts Commission, Civil Service Commission, Economic Development Commission, Human Services Commission, Lodging Tax Advisory Board, Parks Board, Planning Commission, and Shoreline Hearings Board.

Out of the Past: Queen of the Jamboree, rubber raft race down the Snoqualmie

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:16AM

Thursday, June 22, 1989: More than 3,000 people visited the Mountain Man Rendezvous in the Upper Valley Sunday. The aim of the reenactment is to give locals an idea how the original settlers lived. • Running for Northeast District Court Judge in 1986, Will Roarty of Duvall lost to James Kaiser by a single vote. With Kaiser resigning, Roarty is hitting pavement once again.

Trail crossing on SR-203 needs safety fixes

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:17AM

For 27 years, I have lived in Carnation and enjoyed the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. However, there is one place where the trail crosses Highway 203 just north of Carnation with no proper crossing warning, other than a very inadequate, too-easy-to-miss yellow diamond-shaped “Trail Crossing” sign.

Day Out with Thomas returns to Snoqualmie Railway Museum

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:21AM

Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine steams into Snoqualmie this summer. Thomas chugs into Snoqualmie on two weekends, July 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, visiting The Northwest Railway Museum. He will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour.

Cedarcrest’s Class of 2014 boldly bids high school farewell | Photo gallery

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 11:38AM

As Cedarcrest’s Class of 2014, cloaked and capped for the graduation ceremony moments away, readied themselves for the final hour of their high school career, there were a few minor freak-outs, numerous hugs and wide eyes. Cedarcrest’s 21st commencement was held Friday, June 13, at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. For Emily Rule and Tessa Rutledge, who pored over the program minutes before the big event, this moment was exciting and surreal.

Falls Little League’s 2014 season player registration is on

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 12:05PM

Register now for the 2014 Falls Little League season, now through Friday, Jan. 31. The league is offering a discount to early bird registrations until the end of 2013. Visit www.fallsll.org or send an e-mail to registration@fallsll.org.

Valley students selected for All-State Band & Choir

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 12:08PM

Fourteen Snoqualmie Valley student musicians were selected for All-State bands and choirs this year by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). After auditions, six middle school students were chosen to perform in the Junior All-state band and choir, and eight Mount Si High School students were chosen for all-state music groups.

Kicks for a cause: Students at Snoqualmie's DMW Martial Arts get physical in character-building food drive

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 12:15PM

Every November, DMW Martial Arts school in Snoqualmie holds its Kickathon fundraiser to help those in need. Chief instructor Dan Cartan said that last month, as part of their character education, DMW students worked hard and blew through a goal of 750,000 kicks. As a school, they performed a total of 895,600 kicks for the week and raised more than $5,000 for local food banks.

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