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Merit badge in continuity: Why we welcome Scouts to the Valley Record office

  • 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.

Damon Miller finishes nuclear power training

  • 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.

North Bend looks for savings in new EF&R deal

  • 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.

County property values rebound, taxes go up

  • 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.”

Eastside Catholic’s Rose Young gets art award

  • 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.

Open up and say ah! Eight things you didn’t know about the new home of North Bend’s Garwood Dental

  • 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.

North Bend's Harry Buhler bids farewell, looks back on 40 years of real estate sales

  • 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.

Matthew Kersten completes Army boot camp

  • 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.

Prom for grown-ups to raise funds for Carnation senior health program

  • 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.

New musicians invited to Mount Si open house

  • 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.

Join emergency team, take FEMA training in Snoqualmie

  • 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.

Learn, grow and make friends at Si View Metro Park's summer camps | Registration starts April 11

  • 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.

Snoqualmie Police urge caution, talk to employees in wake of North Bend sex assault

  • 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.

Season of dreams: Seniors with depth and skill are core of 2014 Mount Si fastpitch team

  • 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.

Fast legs, big bats are Mount Si baseball’s advantage | 2014 preview

  • 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.

Kennedy assassination author to speak to Valley Rotary Thursday

  • 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.

DNA clears man arrested in North Bend stabbing, sex assault

  • 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.

Fire damages Mount Si High School kiln, art room, and roof

  • 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.

Weed pullers to make an impact on Tolt river shore

  • 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.

Valley food banks benefit concert is Sunday

  • 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.

Make a blanket for Project Linus, Monday at Sallal Grange

  • 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.

Raven Jazz Night helps 8th grade trip, Saturday

  • 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.

Out of the Past | North Bend gets first radar set; Angle parking must go

  • 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.

Mount Si High School’s Freshman Campus passes first-semester checkup

  • 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.”

PTSA talks about legalized pot and kids

  • 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.

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