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One last fling: Mount Si senior Grad Night signups start

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Seniors at Mount Si High School can sign up to spend one last evening celebrating with their classmates on Friday, June 13, following commencement exercises. The grad night party includes food, entertainment, prizes and transportation, and lasts all night, visiting a series of secret venues. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

60-day milestones for new food bank

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:01PM

It is with much gratitude and an overwhelmed heart that we proudly share our 60-day milestone since beginning efforts toward opening the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We are overcome and touched by this incredible community and how everyone has pulled together to make it happen. The Upper Valley has once again demonstrated that we care about each other and we take care of our own.

Valley doc: Help your child survive seasonal allergies

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Spring is in the air! The budding trees, bright yellow daffodils and pollen dust on cars are obvious signs that allergy season is here. For children, who are generally outside more than adults, allergy season can be especially miserable. Allergies can start in children as early as three years old, and in rare cases, earlier. If your child suffers the same symptoms around the same time each year, they most likely have allergies.

Skip the toxic talk, let’s have a real social media conversation

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:01PM

The other day, I was reading about a planned visit by President Obama to the mudslide-devastated community of Oso, when I happened to scroll to the bottom of the page to read the comments. I’ve long been skeptical of most of the public comments and ‘facts’ I read on Web pages and social media, but this felt like a new low. From the very first comment, it was bickering, name calling, partisan fighting and point-scoring. Regardless of party, the fact that the leader of the nation is coming to pay respect and attention to this tragedy is noteworthy. The only dialogue we can have on this is a toxic one?

Carnation's Stillwater Elementary locked down as precaution; One arrested

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Apr 22, 2014 at 5:08PM

Police activity at nearby Lake Marcel has prompted a modified lockdown at Stillwater Elementary School this morning, Monday, April 21. The lockdown was implemented out of an abundance of caution, said a King County Sheriff's spokesperson, but there was no threat at the school. Deputies were responding to a domestic violence incident in a nearby home.

Plant sale blooms May 3 for Snoqualmie Hospital Auxiliary scholars

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:11PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Find lots of garden plants, decorative urns, craft items, homemade bakery goods and more. The popular garden cart raffle will be available. Sale proceeds go to a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Mount Si senior pursuing a degree in the medical field.

Vote on car tabs by 8 tonight

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 9:46AM

Today is the last day for voters to mark and return their ballots in King County. Most voters have only one issue to decide on, King County's Proposition 1 for 10-year increases in sales and use tax and car tab fees. Lake Washington School District also has a bond measure on the ballot.

Safe driving: Teen filmmaker is finalist in national video challenge

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:51PM

Mount Si High School senior Rachel Mallasch is one of 10 finalists in the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, a national competition that could win her up to $15,000. The challenge called on teens to create short videos to inspire their friends to make safer decisions behind the wheel, and voting is on now.

Be the Change conference for youth leaders coming in May

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:46PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network’s Be the Change youth leadership conference is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. Over the last seven years, the leadership conference has evolved into a place for local teens to be inspired about making a difference. Youth voice and leadership are important. The conference is about hearing those voices and expanding that leadership.

Crowd-funding project could protect North Bend's Middle Fork

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:10PM

Every year, thousands of hikers, kayakers, anglers, bikers and campers visit the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. They come for the recreation, and for the remote beauty of a wilderness so close to home, about 30 miles from Seattle. Also every year, and some would argue because of those users, the narrow, winding road into and out of the popular destination develops more ruts and potholes, the trails get worn down and the riverbanks are peppered with bootleg trails, campsites and even toilets.

At the big Valley Easter egg hunts, you gotta move fast | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 23, 2014 at 3:28PM

“Chocolate’s better than money.” That’s what 6-year-old Iris, a young egg hunter at the Moose Lodge’s annual Easter hunt at Si View Park, told mom Brissa. She had discovered that some of the eggs found by children contained cash. But money’s not candy.

Safely dump your drugs in Snoqualmie National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:10AM

The Snoqualmie Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Snoqualmie Fire Department, 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway. There will be a free and anonymous drive-thru drop-off in the parking lot. Take this opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The disposal of these drugs is free and anonymous.

Voters turning down $60 Metro, roads tab fee, tax measure

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:20AM

King County's Prop. 1, which would have upped sales taxes by a tenth of a percent, and also upped car tab fees by $60, is not doing so hot following yesterday's election. The money would have been split, 60/40, between Metro Transit buses and road maintenance for the county and local cities

Mount Si tennis squad nailing its stroke with mid-season wins | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:43PM

Tennis is not a mean sport. So says doubles player Amber Caudle, who took to the court with partner Emily Schwabe and was perfectly polite, even as the duo beat their Sammamish Totem opponents in two sets. “You can play competitively and still be nice,” Caudle said afterward. There’s certainly no reason for chips on shoulders this season, one of the best that Mount Si’s girls tennis squad has ever had.

Mount Si readies for Festival of Arts Thursday

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11PM

Mount Si High School's Festival of the Arts returns this week. The festival, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the high school library and in the Wildcat Court, is open to all students, not just those focused on art.

Funeral mass is Friday for North Bend resident Arlene Connor

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:06PM

A funeral mass for Arlene D. Connor, 92, of North Bend, is 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Snoqualmie. A reception will follow at the church with a committal service at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.

Showtime in the garden: Season’s changes on display at North Bend’s Nursery at Mount Si | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27PM

With spring in full swing, color comes quickly to the grounds of North Bend’s Nursery at Mount Si. So staff are hard at work to keep the plants, and the knowledge, growing and spreading to customers. “It’s showtime in the garden business,” says owner Nels Melgaard, who’s at the center of the activity.

Judge gives North Bend OK to demolish vacant house

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:10PM

The old house sitting on skids at North Bend’s wastewater treatment plant is finally, and once again, slated for demolition. Empty since 2010, the house was spared from two earlier dates with destruction, once by relocation, and once by court intervention. However, earlier this month, King Superior Court Judge Dean Lum reversed his 2012 granting of an injunction to stop the demolition, and North Bend officials immediately renewed their plans to destroy the house.

You Be the Chemist: Middle school challenge held at Chief Kanim

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:14PM

More than 90 middle school students from 35 area schools competed Saturday, April 19, in the You Be the Chemist Challenge at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. The event, created by the Chemical Educational Foundation, is designed to introduce students to the central role science and chemistry play in daily life, and to make chemistry fun.

North Bend Elementary students report odd incident at bus stop

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 2:01PM

Following a suspicious, but uneventful incident near a school bus stop in North Bend on Wednesday morning, April 23, North Bend Elementary School staff are reminding parents to talk with their children about stranger danger and personal safety. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Healy Avenue in North Bend, near the old Si View area. Two students, walking to their bus stop, told their bus driver that one of the people sitting in a parked white SUV had gestured for them to approach the car.

Hands-on workshop at Fall City Learning Garden

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 3:41PM

The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch will host a free hands-on workshop, "Companion Plants and Plant Allies," 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Enhance the beauty and productivity of your garden by grouping plant friends together, and including flowers and herbs to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Plant a hedgerow of annual flowers and herbs. Any extra plant starts will be shared with workshop participants.

Out of the Past: Clearcut on Rattlesnake Ridge; Stolen horse recovered with foal, 'Stolen Promise'

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 3:52PM

Thursday, April 20, 1989: The Weyerhaeuser Company intends to clearcut most of its timber on the east slope of Rattlesnake Ridge over the next 17 years. The company met with 20 community leaders Monday to discuss logging plans.

Explosion in North Bend: 'We are blessed this occurred early'

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 12:18PM

First they felt it. Then they heard it. Many thought it was an earthquake. The explosion that rocked North Bend was centered on the former Pizza Place restaurant, closed for years but now under remodel, at the 500 block of East North Bend Way. The boom, at about 3:30 Friday morning, April 25, caused massive damage, shattered windows and mangled doors on nearby building, and injured at least one resident of the Red Oak Residence, two doors down, past Les Schwab Tire and a stand of trees.

Photo Gallery: Explosion's aftermath is a huge mess in North Bend

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 1:38PM

Clean-up efforts are already underway in North Bend, following the explosion that leveled a long-closed pizza parlor on North Bend Way. On Friday morning, locals walked along police-tape barriers to witness the damage and debris, which affected homes and businesses for blocks around.

'They've never seen anything this huge': Massive mess, few injuries when North Bend pizza place explodes

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 29, 2014 at 5:15PM

First they felt it. Then they heard it. Many thought it was an earthquake. The blast that woke North Bend in the predawn darkness on Friday, April 25, was centered on the former Pizza Place restaurant at 540 East North Bend Way, shuttered for years but recently under remodel construction. Nothing of the restaurant was left after a huge explosion tore the building to bits, hurling beams and pipes dozens of feet in all directions, and coating much of North Bend, for a quarter of a mile or more in all directions, with bits of insulation and debris.

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