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- 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 2:22PM
On two Saturdays, March 22 and 29, Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers will head to the Tolt River near Carnation to pull Scotch broom and blackberry bushes in preparation for a future tree planting. The 3.5-acre restoration project site is owned by Girl Scouts Camp River Ranch and Remlinger Farms.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:04PM
Cascade Covenant Church hosts a benefit concert for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and the Fall City Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23. This concert will feature Breath of Aire, a Pacific Northwest Choir whose roster draws from all over the state of Washington. The goal of Breath of Aire is to bring great joy to their audiences with a fresh approach to choral music.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:59PM
The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 24, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations. If you have rotary cutters and cutting mats, please bring them.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:23PM
Raven Jazz Night is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Twin Falls Middle School, 46910 SE Middle Fork Rd North Bend. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, dessert auction and raffle, and a show by the Twin Falls Middle School Jazz I and Jazz II Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
- 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.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:11PM
As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington state, creating a new set of challenges for communities, law enforcement and families. The Mount Si High School PTSA and Snoqualmie Valley Community Network co-host a discussion on the law change, with input from law enforcement, drug intervention experts and local teens.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:06PM
Discipline issues are down, so are failing grades. Club participation is up among Snoqualmie Valley School district’s newest high school students, and that, say Freshman Campus staff, shows just how secure the Class of 2017 feels in their first year of high school. “These kids really have come together,” says Jenny Foster, a teacher at both Mount Si High School and the new Freshman Campus, in a presentation to the Snoqualmie Valley School District Feb. 27. “They are just tighter. They work well together. It’s age appropriate.”
North Bend road rage incident leads to man to chase driver with a 2X4 | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:15PM
On March 11, a caller in North Bend told Snoqualmie Police that a man was threatening him with a 2x4. The caller said the man was in a vehicle behind him as he drove into the storage business. He'd gotten very angry when the caller stopped his vehicle just inside the security gate of the business, forcing the follower to enter his code. When the man got inside, he took out a 2x4 and started chasing the caller, threatening him with it. The caller said he'd outrun the man so far, but didn't know where he was.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:05PM
They call it a prom, but drop your preconceptions about high school, limos, and dresses, because this prom is for everyone. No need for dresses, or even dates for that matter, say organizers Patti Inge and Pastor Stephen Haddan “Just make sure you come,” said Inge.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Mar 25, 2014 at 9:41AM
The Snoqualmie Police Department's free women's self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class may be available in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18 years old, and must attend all four sessions.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:29AM
Cedarcrest High School's spring sports schedule include baseball, fastpitch, track and field, boys soccer and golf
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:51AM
After three seasons, senior Jesse Guyer knows how the athletes around her interact. “Every year, there are different groups of people, so you can expect different outcomes,” said the four-year Mount Si track athlete. Amid the big group taking the field in track, “you find your little group.”
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:35AM
Expect seniors Peyton McCulley and Olivia Howland to secure the top doubles spot, with competition from Alaina Kinghorn and Hannah Still. McCulley started on varsity as a sophomore. A better doubles than singles player, she says that’s because of her interplay with Howland.