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- Apr 30, 2014 at 1:00PM
The Valley will be down to one active Metro bus route this fall, under planned service reductions in the wake of April’s failed ballot measure at the polls. Following the defeat of Proposition 1 on April 22, King County Metro Transit will move forward with its proposal to cut about 16 percent of transit service, a step required to reduce spending and balance its budget in light of the expiration of the temporary Congestion Reduction Charge and the lack of replacement revenues.
- May 1, 2014 at 10:35AM
Join in the Snoqualmie Arbor Day Celebration, Saturday morning, May 3, at the Railroad Park Gazebo in downtown Snoqualmie, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E. Mayor Matt Larson will speak at 10 a.m., and receive Snoqualmie’s first “Tree City USA Growth Award” from the Department of Natural Resources. There will be games for children and a free tree seedling giveaway. This year’s winner of the kids’ Arbor Day poster contest will be announced.
- May 1, 2014 at 10:36AM
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.
- May 1, 2014 at 10:37AM
Romance, explosives and a night full of fun! With a tagline like that, Mount Si High School's upcoming production of "Backwoods Romeo" can't miss. The show, presented by Mount Si High School Drama, opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the school auditorium. Additional performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, and Friday, May 9, and two showings on Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.
- May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley. Stories from the past, as reported in the Valley Record: April 27, 1989 • Snoqualmie Parks Department head Chuck Smith and his workers completed clearing of a trail at the Kimball Creek inlet to the Snoqualmie River. The nature trail includes the modern footbridge, and proceeds under State Route 202 to a picnic area on the river.
- May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM
Four adults, four girls and two well-behaved dogs, all from North Bend, trekked to the 500-year-old Big Cedar on Meadowbrook Farm last Saturday, April 26. The children were good sports and did not wimp out, reports trek host Dave Battey
- May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM
Since becoming publisher of the Valley Record in October 2008, one characteristic I have quickly and regularly noticed about the people of the Valley is their generosity and their resilience. Whether it was the 2009 flood, the Great Recession, miscellaneous ice and snow storms and days-long power outages, or even the Taylor Bridge Fire over the pass in Cle Elum and Ellensburg, the Valley has always come together to generously support others affected by events.
- May 2, 2014 at 10:55AM
The Cascade G97 Select soccer team, composed of players from the Snoqualmie Valley, finished in first place in the Puget Sound Premier League with a record of nine wins, two ties, and one loss. The girls have conceded only three goals all season.
- May 2, 2014 at 10:52AM
Steam power could make a big comeback on the Valley’s railroads. And locals can help. Fundraising for a visit by a vintage steam locomotive to Railroad Days, the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie is one beneficiary of the Seattle Foundation's Give Big benefit, held for a single day, Tuesday, May 6. The museum hopes to raise $12,000 to bring a 1909 steam train to town.
- May 2, 2014 at 10:36AM
“Spring into Gardening” at the 19th Garden Art Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. Just in time for May Day, this annual sale features thousands of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art, a bake sale and a cafe. Plant lovers will be treated to a wide variety of flowering plants; both the old favorites and the new and unusual.
- May 2, 2014 at 10:38AM
The ninth annual Spring Choir Concert is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. Come enjoy an evening of praise and worship as the church choir shares music from this year's repertoire. Hear general selections as well as Christmas and Easter. A dessert reception will follow.
- May 2, 2014 at 10:37AM
The High School Youth Group at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Snoqualmie holds a fundraiser yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. This is a donation-only event for yard sale items. Home-baked goodies and coffee will also be sold. Find a treasure and pay what you feel moved to give toward the cause, raising funds for this summer’s mission trip.
- May 2, 2014 at 11:09AM
Disturbance: On Sunday, April 20, a caller told police about a disturbance involving two vehicles in the 8000 block of Reinig Place Southeast, Snoqualmie. One vehicle was following the other and the occupants were yelling at each other. Police broke up the dispute.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:48PM
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert announced that seven organizations in her district have received 2014 Community Service Area grants from King County. The grants are awarded to projects throughout unincorporated King County that offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more informed and connected in their communities.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:00PM updated May 7, 2014 at 11:00AM
Forget what you think you know about cats getting stuck in trees, and just ask the experts. They’re the guys in climbing gear, not uniforms, and here in the Snoqualmie Valley, they’re probably named Shaun and Tom.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:49PM
During 2014, the city of Snoqualmie has a goal to reduce the number of property owners receiving water utility bills in the mail by 33 percent and have them pay online instead. About 4,000 property owners receive water utility bills each month via US mail, equal to about 100 pounds of paper per month. If 33 percent of water customers switch to online payments, it would save 400 pounds of paper each year, one-fifth of a ton.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:48PM
I love the sound of the train’s horn. There’s something so evocative about it—the announcement of a journey about to begin, or of the arrival of newcomers and merrymakers to our downtowns in North Bend and Snoqualmie.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:51PM
King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014. Now in its eighth year, the list recognizes businesses in King County that have excelled at preventing waste and promoting recycling. “Businesses in King County are doing an incredible job of coming up with easy and creative solutions to reduce waste, whether it’s educating staff, making it easier to recycle, or offering reusable materials,” said Karen May, King County Solid Waste Division program manager. “Getting on this list is a great opportunity for them to receive recognition and share their success.”
- May 5, 2014 at 2:06PM
A Family Night comedy show with Matt Baker is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, North Bend.
Looking for satisfaction, Mount Si holds off hungry Wolverines; Seniors get the goals | Photo Gallery
- May 6, 2014 at 5:07PM
Both Mount Si seniors put in goals on Senior Night, in a win over the Bellevue Wolverines. Yet neither coach Darren Brown nor the players were resting on the laurels of their 3-1 win over an outnumbered team. “I’m not satisfied,” said junior midfielder Evan Betz. “We should have won by a lot more.” Within minutes of the start, a hand-ball called on a Bellevue player meant a red card that left the Wolverines a man short for virtually the entirety of the game. Senior midfielder Alex Dolewski took the penalty kick and sunk it to make it 1-0 just before the third minute.
- May 6, 2014 at 5:00PM
It takes a lot of people and a lot of focus to build a stone church in just five days. OK, the church may be in miniature—the sanctuary can fit perhaps one small visitor—but it’s still real local granite, done much the way its models were built in Ireland 1,000 years ago. “We laugh about it being a church for a congregation of one,” said Alexandra Morosco, founding co-director of StoneFest, the instructional seminar hosted by Preston’s Marenakos Rock Center for the past decade. “But the design will be true to a style seen in that period.”
- May 7, 2014 at 10:41AM
Romance, explosives and a night full of fun! With a tagline like that, Mount Si High School's production of "Backwoods Romeo" can't miss. The show, presented by Mount Si High School Drama, continues at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, and with two showings on Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:36AM
In honor of Moms, Grandmas, Nanas and Great-Grams, the daily lunch at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation will be something special on Monday, May 12. Lunch is served at noon. Cost is $6, cash, or $3 for guests age 60 or older.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:37AM
Mount Si High School hosts its annual spring plant sale starting Thursday, May 8 at the school greenhouse. The sale starts at 8 a.m. every day, running to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, May 8 and 19, and to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:04AM
Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, is holding an hour-long telephone town hall for 5th Legislative District residents on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. The toll-free number to join the event is (800) 276-6108. During the call listeners can press the star (*) key to ask a question. Magendanz will update listeners on the recently concluded legislative session and the issues he’s working on.