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Things you can do to make a better Valley—today

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:26PM

The holidays are a time to come together and do good to your loved ones, friends and neighbors. So, with the spirit of community in mind, I’d like to offer the following ways you can do good for the people around you, now. Deadlines may apply, so get your do-gooding done before the new year begins and it’s back to business as usual.

Asking the right questions: Chamber President wants to hear from local businesses

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:30AM

Throughout much of her career, Peggy McNamara has had the answers, or at least known where to find them. She has been a corporate director of education, a real estate agent and “kind of a clean-up girl” brought in to restructure struggling offices. She teaches online classes on real estate, and in the past year, she finished a major reorganization of the Acres of Diamonds women’s shelter in Duvall. In her newest volunteer role, though, McNamara has none of the answers, “but lots of questions,” she says.

Growing young readers: Meet Snoqualmie Children’s Librarian Jenifer Loomis

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM

Jenifer Loomis comes over with a pile of children’s books in her arms. Monkeys, rabbits, bears, awkward kids and cartoon superheroes gaze out from the colorful covers. These aren’t old classics, either, these are the latest hot children’s books. And Loomis, as the Snoqualmie Library’s Children’s Librarian, is making sure kids and parents know all about them. “Grown-ups just need to check out the kids’ section,” she says. “If you haven’t looked at what there is, you’re missing out.”

Counteract the ‘Summer Learning Slide’ at Snoqualmie library

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM

Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun. Young Valley readers can build robots, do hands-on science projects, learn magic, create puppets and read during the summer program.

Snoqualmie Rep. Jay Rodne to host telephone town hall June 25

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:33AM

Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, invites constituents of the 5th Legislative District to take part in an hour-long telephone town hall 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Residents can participate by calling, toll-free, 1-800-773-9429 shortly before the town hall begins. At any time during the call, listeners can get in the queue to ask a question by pressing the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.

Sweet life: Catch up with Sharon Nikko, co-owner of Snoqualmie’s venerable Candy Factory

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:37AM

The question wasn’t meant as a joke, but Sharon Nikko couldn’t stop laughing after being asked how her employees like working at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory. “I don’t know, we’ll have to ask!” she finally said, still chuckling, then she called out, “Hey, Barb! She’s asking me if my employees enjoy working here!” Barb McClain an employee of 16 years, gave her employer an exasperated smile and said, “That’s a silly question!”

Instant connection: North Bend businesswoman Bev Jorgensen helps Relay for Life, makes her own mail-order path

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:40AM

Always bring a box of tissues to the Relay for Life committee meeting, says Bev Jorgensen, half-jokingly. There’s often a few tears and a lot of stories to share. Jorgensen, a 27-year North Bend resident, a local businesswoman and chairwoman of the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, knows the bittersweet nature of her chosen cause. Thanks to Relay, she frequently makes an instant connection with people.

Flood District works on improved landslide mapping technology

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:28PM

In the wake of the Oso landslide, the King County Flood Control District wants to use advances in technology to dramatically improve the collection and use of landslide data. The district’s Executive Committee is now seeking a resolution calling for an update to King County’s river basin landslide hazard mapping. By mapping landslide hazards in light of flood and channel migration hazards, the district will be better prepared to act to reduce risks to people, property, and critical infrastructure.

David Redemann graduates from Ripon College with Lt.'s rank

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:32PM

David Redemann II, nicknamed “Tres,” a 2010 Mount Si High School graduate and ROTC scholarship recipient, graduated Sunday, May 18, from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc. He has a degree in business management with a specialization in accounting and finance. He will also be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and will be in the reserves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the intelligence department, while pursuing a career in law enforcement.

On the edge: Bond survey results show Snoqualmie Valley School District has work ahead

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:35PM

Snoqualmie Valley School Board members didn’t get the clear direction they hoped for from a formal telephone survey conducted May 28 through June 2, but they now have a lot more information. Results of the survey were presented at the board’s June 12 meeting, and showed that survey respondents liked many components of a possible $224 million comprehensive bond, but they liked the cost of it much less. Overall, 67 percent of the 400 people surveyed said they supported the bond proposal.

North Bend's new day for marijuana: Businesses can set up shop

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:37PM

Months after Washington’s Liquor Control Board laid down the law for marijuana production, processing and sales, North Bend has done the same, in a unanimous vote June 17. At its regular Tuesday evening meeting, the North Bend City Council approved recommended changes to the city zoning and land use code, to allow marijuana businesses in the city’s Employment Park 1 and Interchange Commercial zones.

Snoqualmie requires peddlers to get a license, badge

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:37AM

The city of Snoqualmie is an advocate of business and fundraising in many forms. Door-to-door solicitation is allowed within city limits. However, certain rules apply. All door-to-door solicitation companies or individuals working within the Snoqualmie city limits must have an active city of Snoqualmie temporary, door-to-door business license.

Report: North Bend water is just fine

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38AM

The city of North Bend provides a water quality report each year to all residential and commercial customers. The annual report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, is a requirement of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

LocoMotive, Snoqualmie kids rock band, opens Bindlestick show Friday

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:46AM

LocoMotive, a Snoqualmie youth rock band with an average age of 12, opens for the T-Bagging Bandits at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 27th at the Bindlestick in Snoqualmie.

Finally Friday! Summer Art Walks start this week in downtown Snoqualmie

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02PM

Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the first art walk of the summer. The Finally Friday Art Walk is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk will feature work created by local artists, which will be hanging in downtown Snoqualmie shops and storefronts. There will also be live entertainment and local cuisine.

It's party time for North Bend's The Swirl yogurt shop

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04PM

North Bend’s The Swirl frozen yogurt shop is excited to announce the celebration of its one-year anniversary. Last June, The Swirl opened in the Mount Si Si Village Shopping Center across from Ace Hardware and El Caporal. In the last year, the shop got involved in many of the community’s activities, including the North Bend Block Party, the Jazz Walk and Blues Walk, supporting the Mount Si High School sports teams and Snoqualmie Valley Little League, and fundraising activities for the area elementary schools.

Bonded by water: North Bend’s Dave Olson explores bravery in three-generation memoir

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:20PM

Bravely voyaging into uncharted waters is the common thread that links North Bend resident Dave Olson’s life to three generations of his family. Olson explores how he, his father, the Reverend Roy Olson, his brother Ken, and his daughter Jenifer each took paths less traveled, and changed lives around them, in his new book, part memoir, part anthology.

Snoqualmie school employee, secretary contract talks still stuck

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM

As schools closed down for the holidays, two groups of employees in the Snoqualmie Valley School District were still employed under the terms of expired contracts. Both the Public School Employees (PSE) and the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association (SVASA) unions have been in negotiations with the district bargaining team off and on since last spring.

Mount Si grad Brooke Bosch completes basic training

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:46PM

Army National Guard Pvt. Brooke N. Bosch has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Fast feet, big dreams: Young Valley runner, Joe Waskom, wins a national cross country title

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM

Goal one is done. Goal two is bigger, but a 12-year-old Snoqualmie boy may have the fast feet to do it. Joe Waskom took a national title on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the 2013 USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.

Stop germs in their tracks: Snoqualmie Valley Hospital tips

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 3:45PM

Everywhere you go, there is usually someone coughing, sneezing or sniffling. Winter is a prime time for cold, flus and other infections. The question is, what can you do to avoid getting sick? Understanding how germs spread can help decrease your risk of infecting yourself or others. Infectious diseases are spread through direct contact or indirect contact with another person, through the air and by contaminated food.

Farewell banquet for Weyerhaeuser brass; Replace golf course with homes? No way! | Out of the Past

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 4:06PM

• Arrangements are complete for a banquet at Si View Hall in North Bend to honor Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morgan Jr. and Mrs. Fred W. Hayes. Morgan, present manager at the Cascade Branch of Weyerhaeuser Company, is leaving January 1 for Tacoma, where he has been promoted to manager of Weyerhaeuser Manufacturing Operations. Hayes is his successor. • In North Bend, library and street improvements will be voted on in a special election in March.

The Sparkle Effect: Everybody learns in first-ever Mount Si developmental cheer partnership | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 4:21PM

“Mac!” calls Kaitlyn Rogers. “You did a good job today,” the Mount Si freshman tells her cheer teammate. Mac responds with a smile, and a thumbs’ up sign. As she speaks, Rogers is also communicating with the gestures of American Sign Language. Her sign language textbook sits on the table nearby.

Thief takes door off its hinges, steals smokes: Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire Blotter

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 4:09PM

A thief went to the trouble of taking a door off its hinges in order to shoplift... cigarettes? On the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 17, North Bend police were called to a burglary in the 400 block of East North Bend Way. Someone removed the hardware from the front door, then pulled the door out, entered the shop and stole smokes.

All hail the volunteers: Snoqualmie honors those who make the community work

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:11AM

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, on behalf of the city council and administration, presented certificates of appreciation to more than 70 volunteers in attendance who serve as firefighters; Emergency Medical Technicians; members of the Snoqualmie Emergency Communications and Support Team (SECAST); Police Explorers; and citizen volunteers for the Arts Commission, Civil Service Commission, Economic Development Commission, Human Services Commission, Lodging Tax Advisory Board, Parks Board, Planning Commission, and Shoreline Hearings Board.

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