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- Sep 17, 2013 at 1:53PM
Wednesday, Sept. 4, was an emotional day in Snoqualmie Valley, when Snoqualmie Valley schools opened their doors to more than 6,000 students. Hundreds of first-graders started life as full-time students that day, and a record freshman class of nearly 500 started breaking in their "new" school, the district's first freshman campus.
- Sep 17, 2013 at 1:44PM
Breakdancing Ninjas perform at Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend. This four person crew will entertain the crowds with an interactive all ages show–dance lessons included. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your dance moves.
- Sep 17, 2013 at 1:45PM
It was the request of the late Wally Koering, past Post Commander for the Renton Pickering American Legion Post in Snoqualmie, that he be remembered with a Frankie's Pizza party. So, the Post is duly honoring Koering's wishes with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Post, on River Street next to City Hall in Snoqualmie.
- Sep 17, 2013 at 1:43PM
King County Executive Dow Constantine last week launched the "Resilient King County" initiative, a county-wide, two-year planning process for crafting a comprehensive long-term recovery strategy following a major earthquake or other catastrophe. At a summit in Redmond, representatives from the corporate and non-profit sectors discussed the impact a major disaster would have on the region. Numerous studies show the Pacific Northwest faces a high probability of a mega-earthquake in the next 50 years. Resilient King County is one of the first long-term regional recovery planning efforts in the nation.
- Sep 17, 2013 at 2:06PM
"That was awesome!" exclaimed Rose Mastberg of Snoqualmie, seconds after stepping off the zip line that carried her and a new friend, Gabriel Jiminez of Bothell, halfway down a city blocl. John Day Homes sponsored the exciting attraction that lured kids away from the finish line of the Iron Horse Relay last Saturday, Sept. 7, during North Bend's second annual Adventure Sport Festival.
- Sep 17, 2013 at 4:49PM
Locals know he’s got talent, but television audiences nationwide will have a chance to see it, too, when Austin Jenckes appears on the NBC show “The Voice” this fall. Jenckes auditioned for the musical competition/reality show recently and expects his audition to be aired in one of the early episodes of the show. That’s pretty much all he can say about it, though. “I can’t talk about when my audition is going to air, because I don’t know when it is,” he said by telephone last week.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 10:07AM
September is Senior Discount Month at Northwest Trek in Eatonville, with half-price admission. The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will visit the park on Thursday, Sept 26, leaving the center at 9 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m. Cost is $15 which includes transportation, admission and store discounts.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 11:08AM
School was almost interrupted this year by a teachers strike. Frustrated teachers reluctantly voted 59-to-41 percent to return to their classrooms and accept a meager pay increase of 2 percent per year, and high class size trigger numbers in order to return to the students they care deeply about. Understand that health care for Group Health members went up 27 percent for teachers in our district and Aetna members will be paying 7 percent more.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 10:08AM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission invites local artists to submit their work of scenery and local landmarks for an upcoming show. The "View of the Valley" art exhibit will be shown at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center, downtown.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 11:32AM
Natalie Weidenbach had a heckuva birthday. As a new player on the Wildcat squad, Weidenbach made her first varsity assist, firing a free kick to senior Leah Corra in the third minute to kick-start Mount Si’s 2-0 win over the Juanita Rebels last Thursday, Sept. 12. Weidenbach is used to taking the free kicks on her national-champion Eastside FC club team. But this was a special one for the freshman, who turned 15 that day. “I was so focused,” she said. “Once I drove it there, I trusted my teammate to finish.”
- Sep 18, 2013 at 11:11AM
Cedarcrest High School's cross country squad ran well on a hot day Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Conference Preview meet at Lakewood. Cedarcrest's lead girls "M.O.D. squad" of Mia Anderson, Olivia Waterman and Diana Carr placed in the top six with Waterman at second, Carr at third and Anderson at fifth. The Red Wolves girls won the team competition in close battle with Lakewood, 41 to 45.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 11:37AM
Treasure seekers, get ready for a day on the river this Saturday, when Fall City’s Fish Festival begins. This second annual event, sponsored by Fall City Arts, combines the community service of cleaning up the Snoqualmie’s riverbanks with the thrill of a treasure hunt for about 100 pieces of hand-made art, and, this year, a bit of adventure. “We will spread our treasure hunt to the other side (of the river), and people who are willing to go across in a canoe can search over there,” said Sharlet Driggs, Fall City Arts co-president.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 11:40AM
Like most things in Fall City, clean-up efforts on the river for the past two summers were volunteer-driven. No one was paid to pick up after the less-than-courteous floaters who left their garbage on the ground when they left town, nor to bag up and haul off the trash that did make it into the bins, or the recycling. People helped out, just because. “All of the trash collection is done by volunteers,” say Perry Wilkins and Kirk Harris, president and board member, respectively, of the Fall City Metropolitan Park District, which assumed the lead role in the program this year.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29AM
A King County Sheriff’s deputy shot a 35-year-old Snoqualmie man after he tried to hit her with his van at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, near Snoqualmie. The man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. The deputy, a seven-year veteran, was uninjured. According to reports from the sheriff's office, the man is well known to sheriff’s deputies working near Snoqualmie.
Out of the past: Georgia Kramer honored, wildfire claims 144 acres of timber, new Carnation postmaster
- Sep 19, 2013 at 1:56PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. Thursday, Sept. 15, 1988 • A wildfire at Lake Calligan near North Bend claimed 144 acres of young timber over the past week. At its height, 300 firefighters fought the blaze.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 1:55PM
Sno Valley Senior Center will host an enthusiastic team of volunteers from UPS on Friday, Sept. 20, the United Way's Day of Caring, for some cleanup and grounds beautification projects. Work will start at 9 a.m. and end around 3 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out or donating tools or materials to the project can call Amy Sassenberg at (425) 333-4152.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 1:58PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is planning activities to help local businesspeople make connections. The Chamber’s next luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, looks at “The Future of Economic Development and Employment in the Snoqualmie Valley.”
- Sep 19, 2013 at 1:59PM
Adult sports leagues are team-building activities for many local businesses, as well as for groups of friends and neighbors. Si View Metro Parks’ co-ed softball league wrapped up busy 10-game season last week, with a repeat for last year’s champion. Finaghty’s Irish Pub crushed the co-ed league with a 9-1 season record, beating Claffey’s Painting 17-12 in the championship game at Torguson Park, Thursday, Sept. 12.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 1:57PM
I am a Vietnam veteran and my son is a U.S. Army captain who has served in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. My brother served in Vietnam. We have served honorably, but I have to scream about my opposition to our potential involvement in Syria.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 2:11PM
Jason Green has never been an emcee before. Come Saturday, he’ll step away from his chiropractic booth to run the biggest party of his life, the inaugural Snoqualmie Valley Block Party at Snoqualmie Ridge. While every Center Boulevard business signed on for the party, Green and the six other organizers from Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City stress that this party reaches far beyond the confines of the Ridge Marketplace. They knew that for this new event to be successful, it had to include the whole Valley.
Update | Escaped Echo Glen teen was at juvenile center 1 month, spent night in ditch after fleeing staffer
- Sep 20, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Sep 24, 2013 at 3:31PM
An escaped 15-year-old inmate of Echo Glen Children's Center is back in police custody. A half-dozen Snoqualmie officers and State Troopers combed the woods in the margins of Interstate 90 Friday morning, Sept. 20, looking for the youth. With the aid of a State Patrol helicopter, he was found by 11 a.m.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:35AM
Students at Carnation Elementary School, Riverview Learning Center and Tolt Middle School will practice emergency evacuation on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The annual drill teaches students what to do and where to go in case the Tolt Dam above the city breaks. The drill will start at 9:30 a.m., when both schools will sound air horn alarms, then students will be instructed to walk to the dam evacuation route on Entwistle Street. This year’s exercise is a partial drill, so not all middle-school students will participate. Also, students will walk only to the base of the Tolt Highlands Road, instead of proceeding up the road all the way to the shelter. Buses will pick up the students at Tolt Highlands Road and take them back to school.
I've been shot; Bridge sleepers; Why are you taking photos of my house? Snoqualmie Valley police blotter
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:44AM
On Sept. 2, a Carnation man contacted police about a suspicious person taking photos of his home, in the 31800 block of West Morrison Street. An officer responded and believed the person was related to another incident the previous evening. The officer advised the resident about the court order process.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:11AM
Sno-Valley Senior Center is hosting a local wine tasting evening, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the center, 4610 Stephens, Ave. Carnation. Meet the vintners and sample up to nine offerings from Pleasant Hill Cellars, Belmonte Cellars and Wm Grassie Wine Estates. Small appetizers will be served and special discounts will be offered for local dining. Wine will also be sold by the bottle and the glass.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:29AM
When a gang of coyotes explored a pond on his property in the Uplands neighborhood, photographer Zach Wolf of North Bend took a picture. “However, I didn’t actually take it as such,” he told the Record. “We have 12 motion-detecting cameras around our property for the express purpose of getting videos and pictures of the plethora of animals around. Every single day, I get tons of pics of a mixture of deer, elk, bobcats, coyotes, birds, bears.”