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- Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM
Two new projects in the Snoqualmie Valley are among 13 proposals in East King County up for state funding. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition formally announced its request that the legislature commit $97 million to fund outdoor recreation and conservation projects through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. Local project proposals include:
- Feb 21, 2014 at 10:12AM
Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be cleaning the State Route 202 bridge along Railroad Avenue Southeast between Snoqualmie Parkway and Mill Pond Road. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the bridge will have one lane open with a traffic control flagger on each side of the bridge.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 10:19AM
The North Bend Iron Horse Traverse, a multi-sport adventure race starting on Snoqualmie Pass and finishing at the Adventure Sports Festival in downtown North Bend, is set for Saturday, Sept. 6.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 10:46AM
As part of its annual “Kids Need School Supplies” drive during the summer months, Hopelink is collecting school supplies to distribute to schoolchildren in low-income families to help ensure they come to school ready to learn.
Out of the past: Grisly scene of fatal bludgeoning at Ames Lake; Eight fly to view North Bend outlet mall’s future
- Feb 21, 2014 at 11:39AM
Thursday, Feb. 20, 1964: A 61-year-old widow, Mrs. Agnes M. Norman, was found bludgeoned to death in her trailer on the Ames Lake Cutoff Road Tuesday morning. Her nearly nude body was discovered by her sister, Mrs. Kenneth Sikes, of Carnation, lying against a blood-spattered bathtub. Sheriff’s investigators found a large rock on the floor and red-stained footprints on the living room carpet. Sikes last saw her sister alive Monday when she visited her home.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 12:15PM
He took the phone, left the drink: At 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, a store employee in the 300 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported a theft. A suspect apparently stole a $650 iPhone from the counter when the clerk left it briefly. However, the suspect left behind a Red Bull drink can, from which police were able to take fingerprints.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 12:12PM
A unanimous vote to put a bond on the ballot isn't essential, but it would be nice, said Snoqualmie Valley School Board members Feb. 6. What's more important, they felt, was a unified front in pitching the bond to the community. Whether they could reach unanimity on either point was the unresolved question of the night. "I don't know if this board is capable of a (split) vote and unanimous action," said board member Dan Popp.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 1:36PM
Marty and Chris Fagan have climbed mountains, run 30-, 50- and 100-mile races, and, last month they skied together to the South Pole, in wind chills as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Extremes of the environment and endurance are familiar ground, maybe even favorites, for the North Bend couple, but what they really love, what motivates them, are simpler things: their 12-year-old son Keenan; the friends and community who helped them reach their South Pole goal; the chair that was waiting for each of them at the end.
More tips could help solve newborn's abandonment; Hospital, firefighters will accept unwanted newborns
- Feb 21, 2014 at 1:46PM
Investigating the death of newborn child near North Bend, King County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's help in solving the case. Deputies have not yet released the sex of the baby, who was named Kimball Doe due to the proximity of the Kimball Creek bridge where the infant was found, in a wooded area close to North Bend Way, last Wednesday, February 12.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 11:41AM
Monday, August 25, is a state parks ‘free day’ in Washington. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The ‘free day’ is in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916. State Parks ‘free days’ are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish & Wildlife (WDFW).
- Aug 21, 2014 at 11:43AM
Claire Wright, a 16-year-old Fall City teen, represented Washington as Miss Washington Teen at the USA Ambassador National Pageant, held Monday, Aug. 4, in Tampa, Fla. Wright was third runner-up at nationals and won the “Best in Class” award for her academic achievements and activities.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 12:05PM
About a dozen people spent a day in Snoqualmie last month bottling, labeling, packing and stacking roughly half of Sigillo Cellars’ output for the year. They worked steadily in the brilliant sunshine, condensing what used to be the work of days into an early morning and a long afternoon. It could almost have been a scene from the olden days, or maybe the Old World, where small family-run wineries called in all their friends and relations to help put up the vintage.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:00PM
I am pleased to see my Congressman, Dave Reichert, receive recognition for a job well done for the residents of the 8th District. In late July, the House Natural Resources Committee scheduled a Reichert-sponsored bill to the floor for a vote that expands the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and puts protections on the Middle Fork-Snoqualmie River.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 1:56PM
Washington state is set to receive nearly $1 million for four local park and trail projects from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF. The city of North Bend will receive $250,000 to build a plaza and loop trail in Torguson Park, unifying the city’s main athletic fields by providing a central gathering space.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:06PM
To many preservation-minded Preston residents, it suddenly seems as if all hell has broken loose. In the last few weeks, they have seen a county recommendation to change zoning at the old Preston Lumber Mill from forestry to industrial;
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:11PM
Snoqualmie historian Dave Battey tells the story of local immigrants in a special presentation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Snoqualmie YMCA. Battey tells the story of immigrant Japanese labor in the local lumber industry, and their families. He covers early challenges for Japanese immigrants, the growth of the Japanese communities at the Snoqualmie Falls and White River mills, and internment after Pearl Harbor.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 9:14AM
A fundraiser dinner for the Snoqualmie Y's Annual Campaign is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 25, at Ana's Family Style Mexican Restaurant in Snoqualmie. Diners can learn about how the Y helps people and families in need. Proceeds from Ana's red and green enchiladas are donated to the Y's 2014 campaign goal of $58,000.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 9:41AM
Washington Filmworks will be visiting to explore the Snoqualmie Valley and talk about the future of filming movies, TV shows and commercials locally at the March luncheon of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 9:42AM
We are extremely grateful to the community for supporting the school district levy propositions earlier this month. By supporting and passing these propositions on February 11, Snoqualmie Valley voters have once again chosen to make an investment in this community, in their schools, and in all children.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:28AM
The van was packed up and the wrestlers were assembled for the trip to Tacoma when squeals from the stadium interrupted. The makeshift parade of parents, siblings and kids from Ryley Absher's mom's preschool, Imagination Station, surprised the Mount Si wrestling delegation before they left for state. Mount Si wrestling has consistently sent groups to the Mat Classic at Tacoma over the years. This season, the Wildcats sent one regional champ, Eli Clure, fellow senior Abscher, and a sophomore, Andrew Harris, with senior Tanner Stahl accompanying as an alternate.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:33AM
As King County's 40-year police contract with North Bend comes to an end, the substation at 1550 Boalch Avenue will open to the community for the last time Feb. 27. Community members are invited to an open house, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 to send off the officers, share memories and look ahead. Many current and former deputies will be there.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:29AM
Moments after practicing her floor routine, Jenn Rogers did it again, for a special audience—the much younger athletes at Mount Si Gymnastics Academy. "They wanted to watch, so the kids can see my energy," said the junior, who has worked here for the past two years, coaching 6- and 7-year-olds. "It's awesome to be able to pass my passion on to the little kids," Rogers says. They in turn watch her at high school meets.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:32AM
Mount Si boys basketball team ended their season last Saturday, Feb. 15, on the road against Bainbridge Island, falling 62-47 to the Spartans. The Wildcats came into the match from a win over Liberty two days prior, but fell to a Bainbridge team that dominated on rebounds in the first round of the SeaKing Districts.
Hot questions for Congressman Dave Reichert on flood, tax reform in Snoqualmie Chamber visit | Photo gallery
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:03PM
Congressman Dave Reichert shed his jacket early in his talk Friday at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, but he hadn’t even gotten to the day’s hot topic. Reichert, U.S. Representative to the House for Washington’s 8th District, covered the recent government shut-down and debt ceiling vote (aggravated by party conflicts), tax reform (potentially from six tax brackets down to three), health insurance (look for more information), immigration reform (much needed), legalizing recreational marijuana (“Why are we telling our kids it’s OK to smoke pot when we’re trying to tell them it’s not OK to smoke cigarettes?”), and minimum wage legislation in the Senate (doesn’t have enough support to pass the House).
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:38PM
Valley Animal Partners' second annual "Barko" Bunko Bash is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Si View Community Center, 400 Southeast Orchard Dr., North Bend. The event is a fundraiser for VAP's non-profit fund to spay and neuter local pets, to prevent pet overpopulation. Admission is $25 per person, or $75 for a table of four, and includes the game, appetizers, a drink ticket, raffles, prizes and shopping.