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Gas siphoning thief damages Snoqualmie woman's car; Radio-controlled plane does elk flyby | Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire calls
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:36PM
On March 3, a caller in Snoqualmie reported damage to her car caused by someone attempting to siphon gas. The car was parked in the victim’s driveway, and its gas tank cover was damaged, but no gas was taken. The caller requested extra patrols in the area.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:22PM
A 13-year-old Carnation kid is making a big name for himself in the world of Pokémon. Henry Maxon is one of the best players of the Pokémon video game in the nation, and indeed the world. After a weekend of head-to-head battles, he earned the title of Pokémon Winter Regional Champion at the 2014 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships, held in January at Salem, Ore. That means he’s among the five top champions to compete in the Pokémon Trading Card Game right now in North America.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:23PM
Carnation’s new police officer is back. Scott Allen, who got his first job in law enforcement 17 years ago with Carnation’s police department, is once again patrolling the city, this time as both a King County Sheriff’s Deputy and Carnation’s dedicated full-time cop. “For the last two years or so, I’ve been wanting to get back to patrol,” Allen said, “I’ve been wanting to get back out here to familiar territory, because I know all the people who work out here.”
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:18PM
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, downtown Snoqualmie merchants are hosting “Snoqualmie Go Braugh,” a weeklong event which offers Irish-themed food, drinks, music and promotional specials. The festivities started Monday, and end Saturday, March 15. Part of the fun is the “Quest for Uncle Si’s Lost Gold.” Contestants must obtain a passport, which lists participating businesses, along with a set of limericks describing those businesses.. The lucky winner will receive $100 in golden coins.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:19PM
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 14, 2014 at 4:26PM
Raven TV at Twin Falls Middle School is pretty cool, but the President of the United States is not likely to sit down and watch an episode. The guy just doesn’t have time to watch a lot of TV. On Friday, Feb. 28, though, he freed up an afternoon, to watch a different Twin Falls production.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:48AM
Continuity. That’s what I show the Cub Scouts, every time they tour our office. And that happens more often than you think. About half a dozen times a year, I open the door at our Snoqualmie office to groups of Tigers, Webelos and assorted Cubs, to help them earn their media badges. A badge entails a trip to a local media business, and since we’re the closest, many den moms and troop leaders come to us.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:46AM
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Damon N. Miller has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Elnlisted Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55AM
Two recent events confirmed the value of Eastside Fire & Rescue to North Bend. One was an initial agreement by most of the partners to pay a larger share of the costs in order to preserve the service. The other was a long-awaited fire protection rating improvement that will lower premiums in April. Deputy Fire Chief Bud Backer told North Bend’s City Council about the change Jan. 7, predicting the new rating would lower insurance costs for city residents as well as many in the surrounding area. North Bend’s rating changed from a 5 to a 4.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:49AM
King County residents got their property tax bills in February. County-wide, total property valuations are approaching pre-recession levels at $340.6 billion—in 2008, total property value was $341 billion—and are up 7.6 percent overall from 2013, which was $314.7 billion. “Property values for King County have continued to show signs of strengthening as we emerge from the Great Recession,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “Of the 86 residential geographic areas in King County designated by the Department of Assessments, we saw a residential valuation decrease only in 10 areas for the 2013 assessment year.”
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:47AM
Snoqualmie resident and Eastside Catholic School student Rose Young earned an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Young won an award for her mixed media work, “Victim.” Teens in grades seven through 12, from public, private or home schools, can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 10:15AM
North Bend dentist Kelly Garwood’s new digs in downtown North Bend are full of surprises, some of which she may show you at her open house, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Garwood moved last December into her new location, the former home of North Bend Montessori school. An extensive remodel, a new home in the heart of North Bend, and some smart additions have made for positive changes for Garwood, her team and her patients.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55AM
Harry Buhler of John L. Scott has retired from real estate after 41 years, 18 of it affiliated with the North Bend office. Prior to that, he was associate broker and manager of North Bend’s Eastside Realty office for 23 years. “How times have changed since I started selling real estate in 1973,” remembered Buhler. “Beginning that year, I would try to drum up business by going door-knocking in an attempt to obtain a listing. Back in those days, there was very little competition in real estate, as no agents would drive way up to North Bend or Snoqualmie. In meeting potential clients... I would ask if they were thinking about selling. Most were not. However, one neighbor down the street was thinking of selling. Sure enough, the neighbor was ready to sell. That was how I got my first real estate listing.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 10:58AM
Army Reserve Pvt. Matthew A. Kersten has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, First Aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 11:09AM
Prom is not just for teens Saturday, March 22, when the Sno Valley Senior Center hosts an all-ages community prom. The dinner and dance is a fundraiser for the center’s Adult Day Health program, which has been struggling without sustainable funding sources.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 11:12AM
Music students coming to Mount Si High School next year can tour the music facilities, talk to current students and teachers and have their questions answered at a new student open house, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Mount Si High School Auditorium.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 11:16AM
Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training starting Saturday, April 19, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station. The four-week course will train citizens to save lives, protect property, and operate safely post-disaster. A partnership between the Snoqualmie Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and community volunteers presents the course. Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 19 and 26, and May 10 and 17.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 11:18AM
Summer camps at North Bend’s Si View Park and Community Center offer a place to learn, grow, make friends, and have fun for youngsters of all ages. Registration for camp opens Friday, April 11, and is available online at www.siviewpark.org, by phone at (425) 831-1900 or in person at Si View Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 12:51PM
New to North Bend, Snoqualmie police reached out to business owners and employees in the city’s business districts in the wake of a violent crime. On Sunday, March 9, two days after Snoqualmie took over police duties fromthe King County Sheriff’s Office, a woman working late at a restaurant on Mount Si Boulevard, a few blocks from Interstate 90 was attacked, stabbed, tied up with duct tape and sexually assaulted. The incident happened at about 11 p.m. at a restaurant in the Mountain Valley Center, near Safeway.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:54PM
Hitting power, speed and experience are what the Mount Si girls softball team has in spades. Head coach Larry White has seven seniors on the team, including four four-year starters, the most he’s ever had in his 14 years with the program. “I’m looking for leadership and experience” from them, he said. “The whole senior class will be very offensive-minded.” At the top of the batting order, senior Celine Fowler is a vocal leader of the squad. Softball, she said, is an escape, a family tradition that links her back to playing at age 4.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 12:53PM
Cages and gyms are OK in rainy weather. But the soft-spoken, athletic Mount Si junior Carson Breshears was clearly ready for some spring sunshine and real ball. “The guys are ready to get after it,” said Breshears, who took the field on a warm Tuesday afternoon with the varsity for practice in the sun. “It’s good to get on the actual field and play live.” Breshears will be at the top of the lineup for the Wildcats, then doff his helmet for his second season at shortstop. After a fourth-place finish at state last season, this team wants to do better. Breshears sees a lot of depth on both varsity and JV.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 10:34AM
Author Bryan R. Johnston speaks to the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20. Johnston will be presenting the fascinating facts and stories he uncovered during research for his historical novel, "Man with a Gun." He'll touch on the US Military, snipers and the Kennedy assassination, including: •The single comment by a Dallas secretary completely and forever changed how Americans viewed the assassination.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:46AM
A Valley man arrested Tuesday evening for a recent stabbing and sexual assault in North Bend has now been released from King County Jail. According to a statement from the city, Snoqualmie Police investigators sent DNA evidence to the Washington State Crime Lab for processing. The analysis determined that a DNA sample comparison from the attack was not a match to the suspect. That evidence, according to police, cleared the arrested man of the crime.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM
A chimney fire in an art room kiln at Mount Si High School caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the ventilation system and roof area surrounding it. The incident occurred just after noon on Thursday, March 20. The Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at the school and a 911 call. Snoqualmie police notified fire fighters that there was smoke in part of the school. Units were dispatched from Fall City and Eastside Fire & Rescue. Firefighters arrived on scene in just over six minutes.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:03PM
North Bend paid $1,200 to install the first radar system in the town’s one police car. Arrests for speeding increased after officers tried out a trial set.