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- Oct 4, 2013 at 11:52AM
Give your Halloween costumes a test run on the Halloween Train in the Valley this fall. Gather the family, suit up in your costumes and take part in the fall festivities at the Snoqualmie Depot on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 11:49AM
“Autumn Moon” is the theme of Snoqualmie artist Richard Burhans’ current showing of art at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Burhans painted fall scenery, inspired by the Valley, for the club’s Dining Room. The exhibit runs until the holidays.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 12:03PM
Keetna, the lovable dog that for years greeted patrons at Mount Si Sports + Fitness in North Bend, has died at the age of 16. That's about 80 in dog years. Owner Ben Cockman brought Keetna (her full name was Talkeetna) to work with him most days. As the business's beloved mascot, Keetna did a lot to help create a laid-back atmosphere at the gym.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 11:48AM
Mount Si High School will be hosting the College and Career Night, 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The fair will help students and families to learn about college opportunities and have direct access to colleges and career school representatives. Students and families in grades 8 to 12 should attend.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 11:56AM
On September 21, a restaurant employee in the 700 block of of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported a disturbance. Watching through the drive-through window, the employee saw a man tear the rain gutter off the side of the building.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 11:46AM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is providing drive-thru flu shots from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, for anyone who wants to be vaccinated. Drive-thru flu shots are fast and don’t require people to leave their car. This year, there are two locations.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 11:41AM
A FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, program still has openings for participants. The four Saturday course, held in Snoqualmie, is interactive and hands-on.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:31AM
The Medium, a local graphic design studio, is now accepting entries for its annual artist grant. Any Washington state visual artist may learn more and apply online at http://www.the-medium.net/fund. The grant is between $250 and $500, depending on The Medium’s annual revenue, and it will be awarded during spring 2014.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:40AM
Bridge of Promise, now in its eighth year, has expanded its programming with Bridge Academy, a year-round program focused on building educational and social skills for young adults with disabilities. To raise funds for the new program, which launched Sept. 3 in Carnation, organizers are hosting a 5K fun run, the Run, Walk & Roll, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Snoqualmie’s Centennial Fields Park.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM
The King County Library System Library-To-Go Tech Lab visits the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation one Wednesday each month. Library staff will offer training, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, on Internet basics, and Nov. 6 at the same time on e-mail basics.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:34AM
Snoqualmie Valley teens ages 11 to 15 can check out a one-day workshop sponsored by North Bend’s Encompass on childcare and safety skills that will prepare them for babysitting jobs. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend. Cost is $40.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:42AM
Young Life of Snoqualmie Valley holds a Harvest Party, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 12, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Grab your friends, your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for a good old-fashioned hoedown complete with a barbecue dinner, homemade harvest desserts and barn dancing. Hear inspiring stories from Young Life youth and volunteers as well as what’s new for Snoqualmie Valley Young Life in 2013-14.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hosts its 10th annual Valley of the Moon benefit auction, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The gala event will include silent and live auctions, games, prizes, dinner and wine.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 9, 2013 at 9:13AM
Two Mount Si High School students, Emma L. Bateman and Boone L. Hapke, are semifinalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors are in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 11:04AM
Brooke Nicole Moorhead of North Bend graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 11:09AM
Five Valley organizations that help children, neighborhoods, farmers and the earth won grants from King County. Fall City Community Association, Transition Snoqualmie Valley, SnoValley Tilth, the Carnation Duvall Citizens Corps and the Sno-Valley Indoor Playground were among groups to get nearly $18,000 total in Community Service Area Grants in Councilwoman Kathy Lambert's District 3.
Respect due: Mount Si football starters set it up, but second string guts it out under Friday lights | Photo gallery
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:44PM
Hungry for a starting position in his senior season in 2014, Richard Willard got to whet his appetite last Friday. Willard and the rest of the second string got a generous two-quarter taste of varsity action in the Mount Si football team’s October 4 home game against Sammamish. When the starters built up an unanswered 49-point lead, it was Willard, the second line and offense who held down the fort for their second time this season under Friday night lights.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:47PM
Time didn’t work quite right. He didn’t hear a thing, but the people with him said the noise was deafening. He stayed on his feet, not even a hole in his shirt, and afterward, he remembered them staring at him, shocked, but he didn’t really feel much. That, to the best of Travis Bridgman’s memory, is what a lightning strike feels like.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:38PM
The Cedarcrest Cross Country squad competed last Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sunfair Invite in Yakima, one of the team’s biggest of the season. Coach Bruce McClellan reported that six boys, five in the top six, and two of the top three girls spent their morning taking the college SAT tests at a nearby school. Four arrived later than planned, so they ran in the open event, a combination race and costumed run.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:39PM
I seldom post my political feelings publicly, but in the last few days I’ve witnessed a truly remarkable situation in the U.S. House of Representatives, where a minority splinter of the representatives are working to block the “clean” continuing resolution to fund the nation’s budget. After losing the election to control the Senate, after losing the presidency (again) to Mr. Obama, and even after losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a tiny few are working to block the normal operation of the federal budget by demanding an extra-legislative action to repeal a duly enacted law, a law affirmed by the Supreme Court.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 2:07PM
Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, and enjoy company, coffee, and newspapers, provided by the senior center.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:33PM
The Sallal Grange hosts its annual fundraiser, an event with music, food, and silent and live auctions, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Retro Groove, a 60’s and 70’s cover band will provide the music, featuring Laura Adair on vocals, and Marlin Martindale on guitar.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:39PM
Snoqualmie Valley city leaders, business representatives and residents attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new District 4 hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 25. More than 125 people attended the ceremony, which marked the beginning of construction for the building.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:47PM
The clock is ticking loudly in Carnation, which is less than three months away from losing police services. City officials and citizens recently learned that Carnation’s service, under a contract with the city of Duvall, ends Dec. 31 and their negotiations with the city on a new contract have been aborted. “Friday morning, I got a call from (Duvall) Mayor Ibershof saying that they did not want to continue with negotiations and they would not provide service next year,” Carnation City Manager Ken Carter told the council at its Oct. 1 meeting.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:46PM
"Almost, Maine," Valley Center Stage's quirky romantic comedy is in its final weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, October 10 to 12 with an extra matinee performance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine (so far north it’s almost in Canada) falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways.