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- Aug 1, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 10:05AM
The main Mount Si and Little Si trails reopened today after being closed due to the "444 Fire," which is still burning but mostly under control on Mount Si. Hikes are asked to be cautious while using the trails, as conditions have changed, with fire crews and heavy machinery still working in the forest.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 12:52PM
North Bend's pet supply store, U Dirty Dog, hosts a fundraiser dinner, 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the North Bend Moose Lodge on Sydney Avenue. The fundraiser helps a local dog, Sweet Tango, get an MRI exam and follow-up care.The evening includes an auction at 7 p.m. and dancing until 9 p.m.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 10:45AM
With kitten season in full swing, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has a great deal for people looking to adopt. During the month of August, when you adopt one kitten at the normal fee of $100, you can get a second kitten for half off. Regular pet licensing fees apply. The Animal Services center, which serves all of King County including the Valley, is located in Kent.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:44AM
Riding high: At 8 a.m. Monday, July 22, a caller in the 300 block of Bendigo Boulevard North in North Bend reported the theft of his mountain bike, which he’d left unlocked, leaning against the wall of his home. He’d seen it earlier in the morning, he said. Police located the suspect, who also had more than 40 grams of marijuana in possession.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:07AM
The sixth annual 2013 Mount Si Wildcat Basketball Golf Tournament Fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. This four-person scramble helps the Mount Si boys basketball team.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:39AM
North Bend resident (and professional photographer) Sandy Horvath was driving along that city’s 426th Avenue with buddy and fellow shutterbug Danny Raphael last Monday, July 22, following a relaxed lunch at the Riverbend Cafe. Suddenly, an elk appeared. “I fortunately had my camera with me,” says Horvath, who snapped a shot as the elk “frantically crossed.”
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08AM
The Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale will take place during regular hours, Friday, Aug. 9, though Sunday, Aug. 18, at the library. The sale will include gently used hardcover books, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs and CDs, priced from 25 cents to a dollar.
Sports storyteller: Experienced North Bend sports writer Dan Raley looks back on career, pens book on basketball player Brandon Roy
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:40AM
Dan Raley didn’t set out to be a journalist. When everyone else in his family was getting a business or science degree, Raley always wanted to do something different. When his best friend signed up to take journalism classes in school, Raley did it, too. After graduating from Western Washington University and reporting for a stint in Alaska, Raley worked as a sports and crime reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 30 years. Today Raley works for MSN.com and writes books about Seattle’s history. He and his family live in North Bend.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:03AM
Long-lost alumni of Tolt High School can gather to catch up and recapture old times, Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., in Carnation. Some classmates may still remember the center as the former Odd Fellows Hall where they danced every Saturday night to Bob Wheeler's band.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 4:43PM
For Duvall's 100th anniversary, the city is hosting the Sno River Rock Concert and Lighter Than Air Fair 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at McCormick Park. The concert celebrates not only 100 years of Duvall history, but the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair, an all-day rock concert in a Sultan pasture on Aug. 30, 1968, a year before the famous Woodstock.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 9:36AM
Get to know local police and learn how to make a safer Snoqualmie this Tuesday night. From 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, Snoqualmie Police Department hosts National Night Out Against Crime.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53AM
As a candidate for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, I have gone to great lengths to make sure every statement I make is accurate. In an article published in the Valley Record on July 24, about school board candidates, I stated that “the Snoqualmie Valley School District has the highest dropout rate of any Eastside School District.”
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53AM
Zach Brevick, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was awarded a full scholarship from WSU in football. Zach has been a walk on since his freshman season. Zach is listed at six-foot-five, 275 pounds. He is currently number two on the depth chart at offensive Center.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54AM
I’m responding to Sue Mackey’s letter from July 10 in which she advocates confronting and calling attention to people using handicap parking when it appears that they have no physical disability. Ms. Mackey describes an encounter at the Mount Si Golf Course in which a man is parked in a handicap parking spot. She asked the middle-aged man if he was disabled and he replied “yes”, after which he walked unaided (and without apparent disability) into a restaurant. She then explains how she stared at the man throughout his meal to make him feel uncomfortable.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 11:58AM
Carnation Farmers Market, (www.carnationfarmersmarket.org) in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley farming district, hosts a celebration to honor farmers markets across the country and their contribution to good food and good health. National Farmers Market Week Celebration is 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Carnation Farmer's Market, Bird Street, downtown Carnation. National Farmers Market Week is officially August 4-10.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 12:01PM
The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is recommending $1.1 million to reconstruct Railroad Avenue SE with sidewalk, roadway and utility improvements in downtown Snoqualmie. The Snoqualmie project is one of five projects recommended to receive nearly $3.4 million in funding from PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 3:15PM
The Festival at Mount Si honors the community spirit of North Bend as it preserves the past, celebrates the present, and embraces the future. The event has changed a lot over the past decades, but its focus on community spirit, coming together and fun for all ages has never diminished.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 2:29PM
Today is the primary election in Washington and King County. Here in the Valley, there are a couple of issues that voters need to clear up: First, winnowing the four-way race for Snoqualmie Valley School District's Director Dist 4 race down to the top two candidates.
Spicy stuff: North Bend's What’s Cookin’ Chili Cookoff brings a taste of community flavors to Festival at Mount Si
- Aug 6, 2013 at 3:18PM
A bubbling, well-seasoned pot of chicken chili won a major award. And brought mom and daughter a little bit closer together. In 2012, the Old Hens, a mother-daughter team of Deanna and Brittany Morauski, took home the people’s choice award in the Festival at Mount Si Chili Cookoff for their Chick Chick Chili. Deanna, who runs the Old Hen Bed and Breakfast in North Bend, has every year fun cooking with her daughter, and enjoys the hearty competition at the Festival cooking challenge, which is judged by a local panel and by the people.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 3:04PM
North Bend’s blueberry farm, Bybee Farms, opened for self-pickers on Monday, July 22. The farm is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, and picking conditions are great right now, reports owner Kelli Berlin. The farm has six varieties of berries.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 3:09PM
You already know how great your pet is, but why not let everyone see it for themselves? Bring your critter to the Festival at Mount Si, and let him or her strut their stuff in the Amazing Pet Contest, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the lawn tent. “It’s very casual, you just bring your pet. There’s no pre-registration, no fee, it’s just a fun time,” says pet contest coordinator and event emcee Kathy Paulus.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 3:04PM
Ryan Gillespie, a senior from Fall City was recently listed on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at University of Portland. Gillespie is studying accounting. Students need at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for the dean’s list.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 3:29PM
The main Mount Si and Little Si trails reopened Aug. 1 after being closed due to the “444 Fire,” first reported Friday, July 26. The state Department of Natural Resources, which directed fire-fighting efforts, reports that the fire was fully contained and controlled July 31. Hikers are asked to be cautious while using the trails, as the fire remains in patrol status. The Garden Loop Trail remains closed indefinitely.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 9:58AM
It looks like Marci Busby and David Spring will face each other in the Snoqualmie Valley School District's seat 4 race this fall. Early results from the August 6 primary show Busby leading the three other candidates with 30.9 percent of the vote, or 1,106 votes. Spring had 27.8 percent with 997 votes.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 11:04AM
The Festival at Mount Si is funded solely through donations and run by an all-volunteer committee. One of its biggest fundraisers is the annual festival silent auction. Many local and regional businesses and merchants donate quality items for auction, which runs 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the festival grounds.