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- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 9:40AM
As spring approaches thoughts turn to cleaning up our yards from the long winter months, making repairs around the home, and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help make your spring experience more enjoyable. Eastside Fire and Rescue offers the following tips to ensure your home is made safer as well as spic and span this spring.
Suspicious knocker trying doors in Snoqualmie; Teenager hides liquor in pants, runs from store | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- Apr 28, 2014 at 9:48AM
On Tuesday, April 15, a resident in the 7500 block of Dogwood Lane Southeast, Snoqualmie, told police that his wife had been home alone that day, when an unknown woman knocked on their door, then tried the doorknob. He also said that an unknown person had come to their home three times in the past month and knocked on the door. Police advised the residents to call 911 immediately when something suspicious happens.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 9:41AM
Residents of unincorporated King County can meet with county officials, learn about small grant opportunities for their community, and be informed about current work in their area at an open house, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Pl., Fall City. Councilmember Kathy Lambert, Sheriff John Urquhart and Chief of Operations Rhonda Berry will attend.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 9:42AM
I feel compelled to validate closure provided by the memorial service for baby Kimball at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, held last month. So touched by what must have been the struggle of this tiny baby girl, I wrote a poem which helped me process this loss, and need for more awareness to step up involvement in our communities. Perhaps my words may help others, too. And those in trouble must know they are not alone.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 9:39AM
Cyclists can raise money for Camp Korey and explore the Eastside and the Valley at the Flying Wheels Bike Ride, set for Saturday, May 31. Entrants who raise $150 or more for Camp Korey receive free entry to Flying Wheels, which including a 25, 45, 65, and 100-mile route. The ride starts and finishes at Marymoor Park in Redmond with the three longest routes winding through Snoqualmie Valley, featuring a water station at Camp Korey. All proceeds will benefit Camp Korey and its year-round camp programs for children with life-altering medical conditions.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 9:43AM
Boy Scout Troop 466 of North Bend, recently honored Sean Hecker, Eric Lynne, Gregory Malcolm, and Lucas Stambaugh, who earned the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle. “The Eagle rank represents years of commitment, service and outdoor adventures. We are very proud of these scouts and it’s been a pleasure to see their growth, as many have been scouting since the age of 6,” said Scout Master Doug McClelland, at a March 23 dinner celebrating the boys’ accomplishments.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 1:48PM
Just after midnight Sunday, April 27, a witness reported seeing a truck sliding into the Snoqualmie River. Fall City firefighters spent the next several hours on an unsuccessful search for the truck, and resumed their search by daylight this morning. "We had a witness who saw this tree shaking," said Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor, pointing at a small tree on S.R. 202 downstream of the Fall City bridge, where a wide track of crushed blackberry vines marked the truck's path into the water. "They came over and looked down and saw the taillights sinking into the river."
- Apr 29, 2014 at 3:42PM
At the 2014 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (www.wssef.org), held April 4 and 5 in Bremerton, Taj Khandekar, a second grade student from Cascade View Elementary, presented her project “Investigating Solar Energy.”
- Apr 29, 2014 at 3:56PM
Young Snoqualmie golfer Kasey Maralack is making a name for herself in youth golf circles. Maralack, age 9, won the Driving Championship in the Drive Chip and Putt championship at Augusta National on Sunday, April 6, in Augusta, Ga., with a 162-foot drive, her first at the event. Her second drive was 137 yards. She was one of four winners in the girls’ 7-9 age division.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 3:41PM
Valley Animal Partners (VAP) hosts its second Pet Resource Fair, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Valley Animal Partners offers free vaccines for pets of residents who could otherwise not afford them, and $5 microchips.