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- 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.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 3:40PM
The Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department is offering free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training for North Bend women starting May 5. The 12-hour class is 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 5, 7, 12 and 14, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. Only North Bend women, 18 or older, can attend, and participants must attend all four sessions.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 4:00PM
Si View Metro Parks hosts an All Comers Track Meet for all ages, 2 p.m. on two Sundays, May 4 and 18. Running action includes many events, from a 25-meter dash to a 1,600-meter dash.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 5:05PM
In their after-game huddle, Mount Si’s fastpitch team gave out praise in the form of claps. Seniors who held it down in last week’s road match against the Sammamish Totems earned double-claps. So did younger players who showed fire in defensive plays. The Mount Si team battling for a league first place rank doesn’t really have any superstars—there’s no telling in any given game who will surprise or make a big difference. That’s part of its key to success.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 4:05PM
Students were all smiles as they hopped out of the stretch Hummer, making the most of their celebrity treatment for the day. They posed for the paparazzi, charged down the red carpet, and flashed their VIP passes at every opportunity, and topped the whole thing off with a limousine ride in the stretch Hummer through North Bend.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 5:20PM
A growing crowd in Fall City watched Monday afternoon, April 28, as a truck, reported missing since just after midnight, was pulled out of the Snoqualmie River. No one was found inside the blue-green Ford F150, but the rear window of the cab was broken out, so “We don’t know for sure if there was anyone the the truck or not,” said Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 5:13PM
The blues is about dealing with adversity. So, in a city that made the national news a day prior due to a massive, destructive explosion, crowds lined up to let off steam and feel the groove. The second annual North Bend Blues Walk drew hundreds more listeners than last year.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn, at noon on Thursday, May 1, will focus on stroke prevention. Presenters are Rachel Weber, Director of Nursing for Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, and Dr. Anderson, Emergency Department Medical Director at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM
Friends and family welcome all comers to celebrate Valley resident Ted Kehoe’s 80th birthday at an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Sigillo Cellars, 8353 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 9:42AM
Wednesday, April 30, is the first National Day of Action, a new community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to understand what disasters could happen in their communities and to take action to increase their preparedness. Sponsored by America’s PrepareAthon, this first National Day of Action will focus on disasters that could occur in the spring including tornados, hurricanes, floods and wildfires.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 9:44AM
A dinner and movie fundraiser benefit for the Lady Wildcats fastpitch softball team is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the North Bend Theatre. Boosters will be showing the Disney movie "Frozen" and serving pizza. All funds help the Mount Si softball squad.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM
The Cinco de Mayo half-marathon, 8-K footrace and children’s mile run returns to Snoqualmie on Saturday, May 3. All events start and end at Mount Si High School. The entry fee for the half marathon is $65, which includes a shirt and prize for all finishers. The entry fee for the 8k is $28 which includes a shirt. The kid’s mile costs $15 and includes a shirt and finisher’s medal.