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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.”
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:09AM
SnoValley Tilth sets up a way for people to explore local food and fiber production, complete with a dinner featuring produce from area farms. The annual SnoValley Tilth Farm Tours and Farm Faire take place on Saturday, Sept. 21. The tour is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes eight farms in the Valley. As the tour ends, the Farm Faire will begin at Jubilee Farm with a country picnic, live music, and family farm games and activities from 3 to 7 p.m.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:07AM
Carnation officials will formally dedicate the Tolt Commons picnic shelter in a brief ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 2:30 p.m. The shelter, built in partnership with the city and the Sno-Valley Tilth, was completed last year, and hosts the Carnation Farmers Market we
- Sep 20, 2013 at 11:25AM
The Kingfish. Tut. The Tri-Corner Department. These are some of the bygone bylines and columns that ran in the Snoqualmie Valley Record when the Valley and the world were very different places. We will celebrate the Valley Record’s 100th anniversary this fall, and are preparing a special collector’s publication, similar to our annual Visitor’s Guide, to give the occasion some ink and fanfare. It’s been fascinating to hear the stories of former staff—and there are a lot of them—and to go down memory lane with historians like Gardiner Vinnedge, president of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, which is also doing a retrospective on the newspaper.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 1:07PM
A documentary about Snoqualmie Falls will show several times at the North Bend Theatre, 10 and 11:20 a.m., 12:40 and 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 All showings are free and open to the public. The documentary is presented by Puget Sound Energy in celebration of the grand re-opening of the Snoqualmie Falls Power Plant and grounds. The film tells the history of Snoqualmie Falls and the construction of the world’s first hydroelectric plant built completely underground. It features fascinating stories about Snoqualmie Valley, Seattle, and the Northwest Region of the late 1800s.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:01AM
There will be rock blasting at the Jeanne Hansen Community Park construction site on Monday, September 23, some time between 10 a.m. and noon. There will be only one blast, according to the city. The sound will be muffled. The site is located at 34226 S.E. Jacobia St. in the EaglePointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:39AM
In 2012, Brad Toft ran for Washington State Senate. His campaign for a high-level office made him an easy target for political attacks. Modern-day politics have often been described as a “dirty business” and this certainly proved true during the 2012 Senate campaign. The grueling pressure of last year’s Senate race seems to only have increased his desire to serve his community. During the past nine months Toft has been contributing to the community in many ways.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:38AM
Come to a one-day workshop sponsored by Encompass on childcare and safety skills that will prepare teens ages 11 to 15 for babysitting jobs; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Encompass main campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09PM
A special race that helps children of every ability feel excitement behind the wheel returns Saturday, Sept. 28, to Snoqualmie Parkway. The Challenge Day Race gives children with developmental disabilities—no taller than five feet, two inches, and 130 pounds or less— the thrill of a soap box derby-type race while riding in a car piloted by a typically developing driver. Lunch and awards end the day of fun.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:30AM
Mount Si Lions Club hosts 5th District State Rep. Jay Rodne as its guest speaker, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Boxley's club in downtown North Bend. Rodne, R-North Bend, has been representing the Valley for nine years. The Mount Si Lions Club is the newest service organization in Snoqualmie Valley.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:48AM
The fifth annual Snoqualmie Valley Flood Forum is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, 35030 S.E. Douglas Street, Suite 210, Snoqualmie.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 2:24PM
In 2012, nearly 60,000 bicyclists and pedestrians using the roads and sidewalks were counted, according to volunteer counts across Washington State, though there are no records for Snoqualmie in 2012 because no one was out counting. This year, the City of Snoqualmie Planning Department hopes to change that. Twelve volunteers are needed in Snoqualmie for a two-hour shift on Thursday, Oct. 3, during the hours of 7 to 9 a.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:25PM
The TB Voices Project for King County seeks people to share their experiences about tuberculosis (TB), whether it affected themselves or someone else in their lives. The project runs until October. The purpose of the TB Voices Project is to allow individuals from all generations throughout the county to tell their TB story, and in turn, these stories can help persons around the globe currently impacted by TB.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:39PM
John Boyle of Carnation, husband to Barbara and father to Shawna and Matt, died Monday, Sept. 2. He was 66. A private committal service was held at Tahoma, National Cemetery in Kent. A celebration of John’s life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 28, at Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:26PM
“A Festival of Color!” is coming once again to Duvall’s Main Street. Join the fun on Saturday, September 28, to see a fantastic variety of quilts hung on the fronts, sides, and inside shops in Historic Duvall.