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- Mar 5, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Mar 6, 2014 at 11:32AM
Classified staff, including bus drivers, custodians and food service workers in the Snoqualmie Valley School District now have a four-year contract in place. The contract, approved by a vote of the Public School Employees (PSE) union Feb. 13 and the school board Feb. 27, includes a 2 percent pay increase for each of the next four years.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:31AM
• Twin Peaks is the first new town to be established in the Snoqualmie Valley. But it looks like there’s a bit more depredation and intrigue going on there than we’re used to. Filming for “Northwest Passage,” a new murder mystery for ABC-TV, began February 21 at the Mar-T Cafe, and will include various locations in the Valley. The fictional town of Twin Peaks is a composite of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and Carnation. Dozens of locals will be immortalized as extras. The kids in Debbie Navarre’s high school drama class are all agog at the opportunity to act alongside Michael Ontkean, Kyle MacLachlin and Piper Laurie. Some business owners, however, aren’t happy with how the filming is being handled.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:44AM
A lockdown of all Snoqualmie and North Bend Schools ended just before 10 a.m. Thursday, when police apprehended a man who'd threatened to kill people at "Snoqualmie High School." No one was hurt in the incident, which began at 6:43 a.m. when the subject called 911 to issue his threats.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:41AM
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Carnation with dinner and a pint, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Sno-Valley Tilth’s second annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash. Tilth is partnering with the Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, this year for a bigger and better bash.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30AM
A massive planned expansion of dirty coal, mined from Montana, Wyoming, and Washington state, and shipped to Asia through five proposed northwest ports will threaten our ecosystem.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:40AM
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing our clocls during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less (per Wikipedia). The United States started it in 1918.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:42AM
North Bend will have a new police department when midnight strikes on the night of Friday, March 7. Under contract with the city of North Bend, the city of Snoqualmie Police Department has hired additional police officers to provide law enforcement services for the City of North Bend as of March 8.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 3:27PM
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, an officer on patrol responded to a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Northeast Eighth Street. The officer contacted the caller about a block away from the incident, walking down the street. The man got upset when the officer asked how he was, and told police that a woman in his home had come after him with a hatchet.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 3:07PM
The Black Dog Arts Coalition’s 2014 Flash Film Fest, an all-ages showcase of documentary, mockumentary and short films, is next week. Viewings are 8 to 10 p.m. March 13, 14 and 15 at the Black Dog Arts Café in Snoqualmie.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 3:23PM
Nancy and Jerry Marshall of Fall City had their eyes opened Saturday, March 1, at the fourth annual Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange. It was their first visit to the annual swapping of seeds and information and Nancy, a Master Gardener, was a bit overwhelmed at the number and variety of seeds available.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 3:11PM
The trophy that IGNITE's student dancers brought back from competition in February is so big, it's taller than many of the kids. The performance crew from IGNITE Dance and Yoga studio in North Bend did well at the KAR (Kids Artistic Revue) Dance Competition, held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and 9, at Foster High School in Tukwila. They won the award for Top Intermediate Studio, beating all comers in the intermediate level from the Pacific Northwest.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 3:04PM
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.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 3:12PM
St. Clare's Episcopal Church marks its 30th year of serving the Valley, with an anniversary and potluck, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the church, 8650 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Bishop Greg Rickel of the Diocese of Olympia will attend.
- Mar 10, 2014 at 9:08AM
Snoqualmie/North Bend police and a Major Crimes Task Force detective are looking into a stabbing and sexual assault that happened late Sunday in North Bend. Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, March 9, police responded to a 911 call from a business on the 400 block of Mount Si Boulevard in North Bend.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:44PM
Traditional Andean musical group, Quichua Mashis, gives a concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St. There is a $5 suggested donation. The concert is presented in partnership with the Duvall Cultural Commission and the Ethnic Heritage Council.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:42PM
Kathy Griffin, a two-time Emmy winner, bestselling author and four-time Grammy nominee, gives a show, 10 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Snoqualmie Casino ballroom. Tickets range from $30 to $85. Learn more at snocasino.com/events/2014-kathygriffin. An 8 p.m. show is already sold out.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:27PM
Join your preschooler in exploring the world of a salmon, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W Sunset Way. Friends of the Issaquah offers this fun hands-on program monthly in the spring. It includes a slide show about salmon and acting out the life cycle, a tour of the hatchery and feeding the fish, station time with a water-play station, microscope, smelling game, craft activities, and story time. Takes place in the Watershed Science Center at the hatchery. Registration required.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:45PM
The theme is “Trees Belong in Cities,” in Snoqualmie’s annual Arbor Day poster contest for students in fourth and fifth grade. Poster creators should submit original artwork to the city of Snoqualmie by Friday, April 4. Contest details, requirements, and submission information are posted on the city website in the Events & Activities section. To learn more, call (425) 831-5784
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:48PM
The city of Snoqualmie has been declared the ninth safest city out of 50 of Washington’s safest cities by the Safewise home security company. Snoqualmie’s ranking was determined using an FBI crime report in combination with the city of Snoqualmie 2013 Snoqualmie Police Services Survey, which cited that 96 percent of residents feel safe or very safe living in Snoqualmie. A few other local cities that ranked high on the list include Duvall and Sammamish.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:28PM
To enhance babysitters’ life and employment skills, Encompass offers a one-day workshop specifically geared for the terminology and situations of teenagers. This CPR workshop will provide participants with a wallet card with two-year certification (same as an adult) as trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students will also receive a first-aid workbook.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:47PM
The sixth annual St. Patty’s Day Run is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, on Snoqualmie Ridge. The chip-timed five-kilometer run and one-kilometer children’s race take place on the streets and paved trails of the Ridge. Registration is online at www.runsnoqualmie.com. Runners and walkers are welcome.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 3:00PM
The Tears Foundation and SAVE (Stop Abuse and Violence Everywhere), working with Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, King County Sheriff's Office and Eastside Fire and Rescue, have organized a memorial service for Kimball Doe, the baby girl who was found dead near North Bend on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The local service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, Interment is planned for later at afternoon at the Bonny Watson Angel of Hope Monument, 16445 International Boulevard, at SeaTac.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:04PM
The King County Flood Warning Center closed on Tuesday morning, March 11, after more than two days of around-the-clock operation to monitor flood flows on several rivers. Flows on the Snoqualmie had risen to low-level flooding in the Lower Valley, The flood crested Sunday at about 29,000 cubic feet per second at Snoqualmie Falls, three feet above flood stage, according to Floodzilla. In Carnation, the flood reached 29,390 feet at midnight on Monday, with several low-lying roads flooding over and closing. Flood levels were dropping today.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:52PM
More people want to be on the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s board of commissioners now, than ever before. Finance professionals, business owners, veterans, and one former Valley nurse among them, seven applicants for King County Public Hospital District’s open Position 3 seat aired their ambitions Thursday night, March 6, in open interviews with the board. That is more interest than commission president Joan Young has ever seen for the organization, which has begun construction of a new campus on Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:41PM
Encompass, which recently won the 2014 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award for “Most Loved Summer Camps” in Snoqualmie Valley, will offer 43 week-long half-day camps between June 23 and August 15. The camps will cover a wide range of interests for children ages 2 to 10 years old and registration opens March 25. The variety of camps offered is reflected in the camp names, from “Mini Monets”, “LEGO Mayhem”, “Space Explorers”, “Cooking with Disney”, “Rescue 911”, “Broadway Bound”, “Under the Sea” and “Mythbusters.” The camps cover a wide selection of activities that are sure to spark excitement and wonder in children.