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- Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM
Alan Hendrickson of North Bend won first place in the animal category for his shot, above, of a snowshoe rabbit on Stevens Pass. “We are beginner snowshoe enthusiasts, and normally go to Snoqualmie Pass,” Hendrickson told the Record in an e-mail. “But rain in the pass sent us toward Stevens for a new adventure. My new Nikon D7100 around my neck, we had just stopped for a sip of water, and this little cutie crawled out from under a tree.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:09PM
Part of the first crop of teachers and students to work in Cascade View Elementary when it opened in 2005, Danielle Bernardo has spent her entire teaching career here. “This is my ninth year teaching,” she wrote. “I started here in fourth grade … and I haven’t left yet! It’s the perfect fit for me!”
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM
Named one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year, Karen Lewis has been working in the Snoqualmie Valley School District since 1990, when she started as a bus driver. She was trained as a driver by the district, and attended the state driver’s training school. In 2002, she became responsible for delivering that same training to new drivers, as a driver trainer and in 2009, she moved to her current role as transportation technician, responsible for dispatching buses, scheduling substitute route drivers, training for new drivers, and sports and field trip travel. She also drives routes.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:02PM
March 30, 1989: Harry Oestreich, former chairman and member of the school board, joined other School District 407 members in making their first public comment on the failed $9 million school bond for a new high school and remodel of TMS. Oestreich challenged foes to “get honest” and “forget tradition” when deciding how and where a new high school should be built.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15PM
Meet Carolyn Phelps, a Twin Falls Middle School teacher and one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year. Below, Phelps answers questions about her calling:
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27PM
Things took on a grand scale at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation luncheon March 20, starting with the full house. More than 230 participants attended the annual fundraiser at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, helping to raise nearly $100,000 for area schools this year alone. The days donations also put the foundation itself over the million dollar mark in total fundraising over its 25 years.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:30PM
Essentially Ellington, the high school jazz festival hosted annually by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is “an amazing program, educationally,” says Matt Wenman, band director at Mount Si High School. He could be talking about the three-day workshop that draws thousands of bands from across the country, or maybe the culminating competition among the most elite bands in the country. Then again, he’s equally likely to be talking about the months of extra effort that his 20-member Jazz I band put into their training this year, just to audition for the competition.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:07PM
For parents with questions about their children’s development, Encompass Northwest in North Bend offers free screenings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Parents will come away with a list of recommendations for their child regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 2:50PM
On September 22, Snoqualmie updated its municipal code for special event permits at public parks. Previously, the city council had to approve all special event permits. But, according to a staff report, this created a more lengthy process for applicants, and made for additional staff work.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:16PM
Toby Willis, President of Independence Guide Dogs, talks about the role of companion dogs at a Mount Si Lions Club presentation, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Boxley's Place in North Bend. Willis, who is blind, founded the organization in 2011. He is a member of the Rainier Lions Club.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:13PM
Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an Emergency Drive through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso, Wash., and the surrounding communities need most. Items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen and diapers and pull-ups
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:12PM
The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned 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, and must attend all four sessions.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:09PM
A fast-moving phone scam called the largest of its kind is targeting taxpayers across the country, warns the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The scammers impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and demand payment for taxes owed, and often know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number, make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling, send follow-up bogus IRS emails to support their scam; and call a second time claiming to be the police or Department of Motor Vehicles, and caller ID again supports their claim.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:21PM
Wild chase: On Saturday, March 22, police detained a subject at Tazerpoint, after a chase on eastbound I-90. The subject stole a hat from a customer at a North Bend gas station then took off, driving several miles in the freeway median, and jumping the U-turn roads. He was booked into King County Jail.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:18PM
Since 1890, staff at the Northwest Railway Museum figure that more than 1 million travelers have passed through the doors of the Snoqualmie train depot. That number will grow this spring, since the annual train excursion season is just around the corner. The first coaches roll out on Saturday, April 5.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:17PM
Vivian Harriet Mallery, 85, of North Bend, died Tuesday, March 25, at home, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born at Meadowbrook, Wash., on May 1, 1928, to parents John Ernest and Myrtle Louise Bluher. She married Earl W. Mallery on July 12, 1945, in Seattle.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 8:00AM
Residents of communities impacted by flooding in Northeast King County met with the members of the King County Flood Control District Executive Committee at a special meeting held Monday, Sept. 15, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. The purpose of the meeting was to review the status of flood reduction planning and projects in the Snoqualmie River Basin. The public presentation included an update on major capital improvement projects in the basin and an update on river corridor planning efforts over the coming months.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 9:00AM
I’ll be honest with you—I slept right through the magnitude 4.0 quake, centered on the Hood Canal about 45 miles west of here, last Wednesday, Sept. 17. My wife was up early, browsing her iPhone; she’s usually the one who tells me about these quakes, and all I can do is shrug. A heavy sleeper, I’ve slept through every minor tremblor in the past decade. The noise from that fatal plane crash on Mount Si failed to wake me.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 10:00AM
Mount Si High School hosts its third annual College and Career Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. The fair helps students and families to learn about post high school opportunities and have direct access to colleges and career school representatives.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 11:00AM
October 1, 1964: Two Fall City boys, Lloyd Johnson and Jerry Krsak, walked out of the woods onto a logging road Sunday afternoon near Lake Marie. The two had been missing since getting lost on a hike Saturday, and were fine other than hunger and slight exposure.
Welcome, everyone: Official opening for the new North Bend Visitor Information Center | Photo gallery
- Oct 2, 2014 at 1:00PM
North Bend’s new Visitor Information Center was officially unveiled on Saturday, Sept. 13. The new tourist stop and art gallery won’t just stoke newcomers’ interests in the city and its natural attractions. It’s also part of downtown’s new outlook.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 1:34PM
Halloween comes just once a year. As a result Halloween costumes, well, they get worn one time— maybe twice if there’s a younger sibling willing to wear it another year. Chances are your costumes are still in good enough shape to pass them along to another child. From that simple idea, every kid’s favorite holiday just got more parent- and planet-friendly, thanks to Costume Swap Day, hosted by local businesses and Macaroni Kid.
- Oct 3, 2014 at 8:00AM
Snoqualmie Elementary School is getting prepared for their annual Walk-A-Thon, Thursday, Oct. 16. This event is filled with school spirit and friendly competition, as children walk as many laps as they can, and raise money doing it. Last year, students raised over $43,000 for the school. Local businesses are asked to help and donate.
- Oct 3, 2014 at 10:00AM
The Japanese maples are turning. Colors are coming out in the fields, orchards and planter boxes at the Nursery at Mount Si. One fall color is missing from the fields, and that’s pumpkin orange. Two years after the North Bend nursery successfully re-introduced pumpkins after elk destroyed the fields, the crop was hampered this year by a perfect storm of weeds, busted well and hot weather.
- Oct 3, 2014 at 10:00AM
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce holds a panel discussion with all four candidates for office in the 5th Legislative District’s state House race, during its October luncheon, Friday, Oct. 17, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Invited are 5th District, position 1 candidates, Rep. Jay Rodne, Republican, and challenger Essie Hicks, Democrat, and position 2 candidates Rep. Chad Magendanz, a Republican, and David Spring, the challenger, a Democrat.