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Call to Snoqualmie Valley artists for 'View of the Valley' exhibit

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 10:08AM

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission invites local artists to submit their work of scenery and local landmarks for an upcoming show. The "View of the Valley" art exhibit will be shown at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center, downtown.

Letters | No teacher raises for six years for Snoqualmie Valley

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:08AM

School was almost interrupted this year by a teachers strike. Frustrated teachers reluctantly voted 59-to-41 percent to return to their classrooms and accept a meager pay increase of 2 percent per year, and high class size trigger numbers in order to return to the students they care deeply about. Understand that health care for Group Health members went up 27 percent for teachers in our district and Aetna members will be paying 7 percent more.

Varsity freshman, new goalie helping Mount Si soccer find early wins

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:32AM

Natalie Weidenbach had a heckuva birthday. As a new player on the Wildcat squad, Weidenbach made her first varsity assist, firing a free kick to senior Leah Corra in the third minute to kick-start Mount Si’s 2-0 win over the Juanita Rebels last Thursday, Sept. 12. Weidenbach is used to taking the free kicks on her national-champion Eastside FC club team. But this was a special one for the freshman, who turned 15 that day. “I was so focused,” she said. “Once I drove it there, I trusted my teammate to finish.”

Cedarcrest cross country runners do well at Lakewood preview

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:11AM

Cedarcrest High School's cross country squad ran well on a hot day Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Conference Preview meet at Lakewood. Cedarcrest's lead girls "M.O.D. squad" of Mia Anderson, Olivia Waterman and Diana Carr placed in the top six with Waterman at second, Carr at third and Anderson at fifth. The Red Wolves girls won the team competition in close battle with Lakewood, 41 to 45.

Fall City’s Fish Fest to clean community, hunt for treasure | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:37AM

Treasure seekers, get ready for a day on the river this Saturday, when Fall City’s Fish Festival begins. This second annual event, sponsored by Fall City Arts, combines the community service of cleaning up the Snoqualmie’s riverbanks with the thrill of a treasure hunt for about 100 pieces of hand-made art, and, this year, a bit of adventure. “We will spread our treasure hunt to the other side (of the river), and people who are willing to go across in a canoe can search over there,” said Sharlet Driggs, Fall City Arts co-president.

River clean-up effort grows up in Fall City

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:40AM

Like most things in Fall City, clean-up efforts on the river for the past two summers were volunteer-driven. No one was paid to pick up after the less-than-courteous floaters who left their garbage on the ground when they left town, nor to bag up and haul off the trash that did make it into the bins, or the recycling. People helped out, just because. “All of the trash collection is done by volunteers,” say Perry Wilkins and Kirk Harris, president and board member, respectively, of the Fall City Metropolitan Park District, which assumed the lead role in the program this year.

Snoqualmie man shot trying to hit deputy with his van; Suspect is alive

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29AM

A King County Sheriff’s deputy shot a 35-year-old Snoqualmie man after he tried to hit her with his van at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, near Snoqualmie. The man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. The deputy, a seven-year veteran, was uninjured. According to reports from the sheriff's office, the man is well known to sheriff’s deputies working near Snoqualmie.

Out of the past: Georgia Kramer honored, wildfire claims 144 acres of timber, new Carnation postmaster

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 1:56PM

The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. Thursday, Sept. 15, 1988 • A wildfire at Lake Calligan near North Bend claimed 144 acres of young timber over the past week. At its height, 300 firefighters fought the blaze.

Day of Caring project is Friday at Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 1:55PM

Sno Valley Senior Center will host an enthusiastic team of volunteers from UPS on Friday, Sept. 20, the United Way's Day of Caring, for some cleanup and grounds beautification projects. Work will start at 9 a.m. and end around 3 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out or donating tools or materials to the project can call Amy Sassenberg at (425) 333-4152.

Bellevue College president, marketing guru coming to Snoqualmie Chamber events

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 1:58PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is planning activities to help local businesspeople make connections. The Chamber’s next luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, looks at “The Future of Economic Development and Employment in the Snoqualmie Valley.”

Finaghty’s pub team crushes competition in Si View co-ed softball league

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 1:59PM

Adult sports leagues are team-building activities for many local businesses, as well as for groups of friends and neighbors. Si View Metro Parks’ co-ed softball league wrapped up busy 10-game season last week, with a repeat for last year’s champion. Finaghty’s Irish Pub crushed the co-ed league with a 9-1 season record, beating Claffey’s Painting 17-12 in the championship game at Torguson Park, Thursday, Sept. 12.

Letters | A Valley veteran speaks against Syrian intervention

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 1:57PM

I am a Vietnam veteran and my son is a U.S. Army captain who has served in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. My brother served in Vietnam. We have served honorably, but I have to scream about my opposition to our potential involvement in Syria.

New Snoqualmie Valley Block Party, happening Saturday, is all about linking locals

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 2:11PM

Jason Green has never been an emcee before. Come Saturday, he’ll step away from his chiropractic booth to run the biggest party of his life, the inaugural Snoqualmie Valley Block Party at Snoqualmie Ridge. While every Center Boulevard business signed on for the party, Green and the six other organizers from Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City stress that this party reaches far beyond the confines of the Ridge Marketplace. They knew that for this new event to be successful, it had to include the whole Valley.

Update | Escaped Echo Glen teen was at juvenile center 1 month, spent night in ditch after fleeing staffer

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Sep 24, 2013 at 3:31PM

An escaped 15-year-old inmate of Echo Glen Children's Center is back in police custody. A half-dozen Snoqualmie officers and State Troopers combed the woods in the margins of Interstate 90 Friday morning, Sept. 20, looking for the youth. With the aid of a State Patrol helicopter, he was found by 11 a.m.

Dam breach drill scheduled for Carnation schools

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:35AM

Students at Carnation Elementary School, Riverview Learning Center and Tolt Middle School will practice emergency evacuation on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The annual drill teaches students what to do and where to go in case the Tolt Dam above the city breaks. The drill will start at 9:30 a.m., when both schools will sound air horn alarms, then students will be instructed to walk to the dam evacuation route on Entwistle Street. This year’s exercise is a partial drill, so not all middle-school students will participate. Also, students will walk only to the base of the Tolt Highlands Road, instead of proceeding up the road all the way to the shelter. Buses will pick up the students at Tolt Highlands Road and take them back to school.

I've been shot; Bridge sleepers; Why are you taking photos of my house? Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:44AM

On Sept. 2, a Carnation man contacted police about a suspicious person taking photos of his home, in the 31800 block of West Morrison Street. An officer responded and believed the person was related to another incident the previous evening. The officer advised the resident about the court order process.

Local vino: Sample Pleasant Hill, Belmonte, Grassie wines at Sno-Valley center Saturday

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:11AM

Sno-Valley Senior Center is hosting a local wine tasting evening, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the center, 4610 Stephens, Ave. Carnation. Meet the vintners and sample up to nine offerings from Pleasant Hill Cellars, Belmonte Cellars and Wm Grassie Wine Estates. Small appetizers will be served and special discounts will be offered for local dining. Wine will also be sold by the bottle and the glass.

Wild shots: Coyotes, bears and elk on camera in North Bend’s Uplands

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:29AM

When a gang of coyotes explored a pond on his property in the Uplands neighborhood, photographer Zach Wolf of North Bend took a picture. “However, I didn’t actually take it as such,” he told the Record. “We have 12 motion-detecting cameras around our property for the express purpose of getting videos and pictures of the plethora of animals around. Every single day, I get tons of pics of a mixture of deer, elk, bobcats, coyotes, birds, bears.”

Sno Valley Tilth’s Farm Faire, tours are this weekend

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:09AM

SnoValley Tilth sets up a way for people to explore local food and fiber production, complete with a dinner featuring produce from area farms. The annual SnoValley Tilth Farm Tours and Farm Faire take place on Saturday, Sept. 21. The tour is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes eight farms in the Valley. As the tour ends, the Farm Faire will begin at Jubilee Farm with a country picnic, live music, and family farm games and activities from 3 to 7 p.m.

Carnation to dedicate Tolt Commons shelter Tuesday

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:07AM

Carnation officials will formally dedicate the Tolt Commons picnic shelter in a brief ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 2:30 p.m. The shelter, built in partnership with the city and the Sno-Valley Tilth, was completed last year, and hosts the Carnation Farmers Market we

Who was The Kingfish? Newspaper’s look back, behind scenes

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 11:25AM

The Kingfish. Tut. The Tri-Corner Department. These are some of the bygone bylines and columns that ran in the Snoqualmie Valley Record when the Valley and the world were very different places. We will celebrate the Valley Record’s 100th anniversary this fall, and are preparing a special collector’s publication, similar to our annual Visitor’s Guide, to give the occasion some ink and fanfare. It’s been fascinating to hear the stories of former staff—and there are a lot of them—and to go down memory lane with historians like Gardiner Vinnedge, president of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, which is also doing a retrospective on the newspaper.

Free showings of 'Power of Snoqualmie Falls,' Saturday at North Bend Theatre

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 1:07PM

A documentary about Snoqualmie Falls will show several times at the North Bend Theatre, 10 and 11:20 a.m., 12:40 and 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 All showings are free and open to the public. The documentary is presented by Puget Sound Energy in celebration of the grand re-opening of the Snoqualmie Falls Power Plant and grounds. The film tells the history of Snoqualmie Falls and the construction of the world’s first hydroelectric plant built completely underground. It features fascinating stories about Snoqualmie Valley, Seattle, and the Northwest Region of the late 1800s.

Rock blasting today at Jeanne Hansen Community Park Site

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 9:01AM

There will be rock blasting at the Jeanne Hansen Community Park construction site on Monday, September 23, some time between 10 a.m. and noon. There will be only one blast, according to the city. The sound will be muffled. The site is located at 34226 S.E. Jacobia St. in the EaglePointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge.

Letters | Brad Toft should run again

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 9:39AM

In 2012, Brad Toft ran for Washington State Senate. His campaign for a high-level office made him an easy target for political attacks. Modern-day politics have often been described as a “dirty business” and this certainly proved true during the 2012 Senate campaign. The grueling pressure of last year’s Senate race seems to only have increased his desire to serve his community. During the past nine months Toft has been contributing to the community in many ways.

Sign up for Super Sitters workshop

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 9:38AM

Come to a one-day workshop sponsored by Encompass on childcare and safety skills that will prepare teens ages 11 to 15 for babysitting jobs; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Encompass main campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend.

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