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- 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 10:29AM
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.
- 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.
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.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:40PM
Cedarcrest wrestler Ely Malametz holds a state title in wrestling. Wrestling in the 2A 160-pound class at Tacoma’s Mat Classic, the senior pinned Zach Braun of W.F. West in four minutes, 41 seconds in the first round, then beat Colville’s Ryley Smith on points, 2-0. He won a 6-2 decision over Sumner’s Jed Schliesman, and took down Elijah Camacho of River Ridge in a 9-1 decision to take gold.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:18PM
Snoqualmie Valley School District has launched a new cloud-based program, BoardDocs LT, to improve public access to school board information. The paperless system allows the district to distribute documents for school board meetings more quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively, saving time and resources, as well as offering greater public access to agenda items and other board-related information on the district website.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:35PM
The Black Dog Arts Coalition is accepting submissions for its 2014 Flash Film Fest. The contest is open to all ages from teen to adult. Any genre is accepted from documentary, mockumentary, animation, but they are only taking a limited number of “R” rated films, as this is an all-ages show.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:39PM
Gardeners and small farmers will find more than seeds this year at the Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange and Garden Fair. This fourth annual exchange will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation. The all-volunteer event is part of a movement to preserve small scale, regionally adapted, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:35PM
A bump in the night, a suspicious vehicle parked out on the street, or that uncomfortable feeling you have when strange people show up periodically who don’t belong in the neighborhood. These are a few of the reasons why block watch programs, such as a neighborhood watch, are important to have.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:43PM
“Orphan Train” novel author Christina Baker Kline will give a book talk and signing, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way. This free program is sponsored by King County Library System, Valley Center Stage and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:05PM
Land in Snoqualmie that is scheduled for clearing and development can still provide benefits to habitat elsewhere in King County – but only with volunteer help. Join with other volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1, digging up native trees and shrubs from land that is scheduled to be cleared for a school and housing development. Volunteers who dig for King County in the morning can dig plants for themselves from noon to 2 p.m.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:46PM
Snoqualmie’s city council is watching the progress of a state bill exempting tribe-owned land from property taxes with growing concern, wondering how that change would affect everyone else’s taxes. Council and staff weighed in on the potential negatives of a state bill exempting tribal property from tax during the committee-of-the-whole discussions on February 10 and 24.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:42PM
Gilbert Pettersen, 85, died November 29, 2013, at home in Deary, Idaho. He was born March 9, 1928, to William F. and L. Miriam Petterson at the Weyerhaeuser hospital in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., the oldest of six children. Gilbert graduated from Mount Si High School in 1946, where he scored the first-ever touchdown for Mount Si in 1944. He graduated from the University of Redlands, at Redlands, Calif., in 1960. He became an insurance adjustor and eventually owned his own Farmer’s Insurance agency at Palm Desert, Calif.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:45PM
Two Rivers School in North Bend became a ham radio station for a day, Feb. 12 during the nationwide School Club Roundup event. Middle school teachaer Joe Burgener, with assistance and equipment from parent volunteer Stephen Kangas, introduced students to the world of amateur radio.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 12:40PM
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club is soliciting community service grant requests to help non-profit organizations throughout the Valley. The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, March 12.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 4:00PM
Tickets are on sale now for the Riverview Education Foundation's "Evening for Education" dinner auction, set for 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Marriott Hotel at Redmond Town Center.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:51PM
Cedarcrest High School seniors Kevin Robkin, Sean Watson, Rachel Wilhelm and Carson Wilk have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each student received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and Cedarcrest principal Clarence Lavarias.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:50PM
The Montana State University 2013 fall semester honor roll included a couple of students from the Snoqualmie Valley. Patricia Prewitt of Snoqualmie, Tiana Smith of Carnation and Cassandra Chriest of Duvall were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, earning grade-point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:52PM
The King County Flood Control District is offering funding for programs that reduce the impact of flooding. This new grant fund program will target flood reduction projects throughout King County. Total funds available in 2014 will be $2.6 million. The types of projects that are eligible include addressing localized flooding; surface water overflows; near-shore flooding; lake flooding due to outflow blockage; assessment of existing conditions as part of creation of a lake management district, among others.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:53PM
Mount Si High School’s speech and debate teams are having a stellar year, on the heels of last year’s successes which sent two students to national competition, where they placed both individually and as a team. This year’s club, competing in the Jan. 10 and 11 competition at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, claimed three of the top four places after nearly 28 hours of competition. The team of juniors Ryan Hartman and Kevin Pusich took first, followed by seniors Duncan Deutsch and Christian Henriksen in third, and seniors Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin in fourth.
Out of the Past: Leap year birthday means 76-year-old woman turns 19; Greg Hart hired as Mount Si asst. principal
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:54PM
Saturday, Feb. 29, will be Mrs. Elizabeth Parmelee’s 18th birthday, although she will be 76 years old. She was born on a leap year. This would be her 19th birthday, except one time she had to wait eight years for a birthday instead of four.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 4:51PM
Mount Si High School's Festival of the Arts is now taking submissions for the annual event. 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.