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- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:44PM
A wood stove that was installed inappropriately caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to a single family home in the historic downtown area of Snoqualmie. According to reports from the city, the incident occurred just after noon on Monday, Feb.3 on the 38000 block of Southeast Northern Street.
- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:30PM
STEM Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Mount Si High School. Annual event focuses on the high school's science, technology, engineering and math offerings, and is open to all students who will attend Mount Si in 2014-15. Learn why STEM is important, explore the initiative's artistic side, and enter for a chance to win an Xbox One. Guest speaker University of Washington Professor Hélène Martin will discuss the value of programming classes, and inspire students about the possibilities for their futures when they have the right skills.
- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:29PM
The next Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn program is noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 Snoqualmie Ridge Trail. Speakers Carol and Edwin Morrison of Morrison Counseling Services will discuss ways to enhance the connection between you and your partner. Admission and lunch is free. Space is limited, so register early
- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:40PM
Diane Larson, 36, of Snoqualmie was pursuing her goal of helping children when she fell to her death on a hike Saturday, Jan. 25. The experienced snow-shoer was on her first hike with Climbers with a Purpose, a group raising funds to help refugee children in Burma when she fell, in what fellow climber Will Neiss described as “just one of those freak accidents.”
- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:39PM
After months of discussing a $216 million bond proposal and how to gauge the community’s support for it, members of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board were each asked for their own answers to their question. “Is this proposal the right one for our school district?” Superinten-dent Joel Aune asked each board member individually during an in-depth work session Jan. 23.
- Feb 4, 2014 at 3:32PM
Snoqualmie has snagged top prize in Puget Sound Energy's yearlong "Take Charge Green Power Challenge," which lasted all of last year. The award of $40,000 will be used to install a solar project at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA. The King County city also gained bragging rights as 2013’s "Greenest Town in the Puget Sound."
- Feb 5, 2014 at 12:05PM
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has given $150,000 to Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Daybreak Star opened in 1977, seven years after activists declared “We, the Native Americans, reclaim the land known as Fort Lawson in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery,” thus holding up the U.S.-Indian treaties promise of reversion of surplus military lands to their original owners.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 1:27PM
Ten applicants put their names in for the vacancy on the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district board of commissioners. Friday, Jan. 17, was the deadline for interested parties to apply for the commission. The ten are Christopher Ashton, Darryl Wright, Emma Herron, Herschel Backues, Jim Schaffer, Kevin Hauglie, Richard Weber, Robert A. Merikle, Ryan E. Roberts and Sandy Kangas.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 1:28PM
Reva Dalman of North Bend died Saturday, Jan. 25, surrounded by her family. Reva was born January 23, 1932, to Manuel and Lillian Matthews in Rozet, Wyo., and lived there until 1940, when they moved to Cashmere, Wash. They moved to Upper Preston, Wash., in 1945. She attended school in Preston until she completed the seventh grade, then went on Issaquah to attend high school.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 2:39PM
The people behind the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life are enlisting local businesses in their colorful efforts to battle cancer. “Paint the Valley Purple,” a promotional competition for Relay, starts February 1, and runs until the Relay kickoff celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Businesses are challenged to decorate their storefronts in purple, the official color of Relay For Life, and participate in promotional and fundraising activities in support of this year’s Relay For Life event.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 2:38PM
Valley businesses will tempt gardeners with their wares this weekend at the 26th Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Locals making an appearance include garden creators Adam Gorski Landscapes, Inc. of North Bend, and marketplace vendors The Dahlia Barn of North Bend, Good Medicine of Carnation and Eastside Tree Works of Fall City.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 2:55PM
The Mount Si girls got so very close to their long-sought conference win Wednesday, Jan. 29. Facing Interlake at their final home game, the Wildcats fell behind, but never by more than a few buckets, to a Saints team blessed with some strong outside shooters. “We wanted to win,” said Camryn Buck, a quiet player who brought her high intensity into battles for the ball.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 3:25PM
Thirteen high school-age performers showed their vocal talents last Friday, Jan. 31, in the second round of the 11th annual Wildcat Idol competition. A vote by the audience of parents, students and community members sent three groups—soloists Sydnee Springer-Simon and Wilkins Melgaard and duo Madelynn Esteb and Emilia Glaser.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 3:33PM
Plans for a 160-unit affordable housing development on Snoqualmie Ridge are now on hold, indefinitely. The proponent, Imagine Housing, has informed the city of Snoqualmie that it will not be seeking design or permitting approvals for its project for an indefinite period of time.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:25PM
Riverview School District parents are invited to a seven-week parenting program, "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," starting in February. The course is designed to give parents practical skills that can be used immediately, for more fun parenting, and for helping teens become responsible, manage money, and so on. Sessions are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, and March 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the Cedarcrest High School Counseling Center.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:29PM
Mount Si High School's Cindy Wilson, Assistant Principal and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director, was recently voted the 2013-14 KingCo 3A Assistant Principal of the Year. Wilson was nominated for her consistently positive and energetic work style. With a four-year commitment to the Freshmen Campus, she helped define its vision and demonstrates steadfast support of its principles.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:34PM
A barn on the Tasche-Schumacher farm, a mile out of Fall City on the Redmond road, was completely destroyed by fire. Mrs. Tasche said the children, playing in the yard just before the dinner hour, noticed smoke. The family hurriedly relocated 30 cattle. Steve, a sixth grader, tried in vain to start a tractor blocking one pen
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:31PM
Levies are a fact of life in local school districts. For generations, they’ve been a crucial ‘secondary’ funding source for school districts. Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District and neighboring Riverview School District are asked to approve, renew and boost their local school levies, by voting yes and returning their ballots by mail before election day, Tuesday, Feb. 11.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:30PM
Our Snoqualmie Valley School District depends heavily upon local funding for hiring teachers, improving their effectiveness, school supplies, and other school operational expenses. About one quarter of the district operations budget comes from our local taxpayers, and approval for that must be reapproved every six years by voters.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:29PM
Against Liberty for Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 30, Mount Si won, 43 points to 18. Mount Si’s Eli Clure, in the 126-pound weight class, pinned Liberty’s Kyle Armstrong. Gunnar Harrison, at 132, pinned Zach Toombs. Mason Marenco, at 138, won a 4-1 decision over Tyler Lee. Ryley Absher, at 145, pinned Juan Flores. Justin Edens, at 152, pinned Nathan Sjoholm. Tye Rodne, at 160, pinned Jimmy Andrus. Cameron McLain, at 195, pinned Will Nguyen. Andrew Harris, at 220, pinned Zach Arthur.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:59PM
Girl Rising, showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Theatre, is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors, that delivers a simple truth.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:52PM
City of Snoqualmie Arborist Phil Bennett presents a workshop on pruning trees in winter to promote strong growth, withstand damage, and bring out the trees’ natural beauty. The event is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Library.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:58PM
Auditions begin soon for Valley Center Stage’s next production, a musical comedy romp directed by Alan Wilkie. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is a non-stop laugh-fest musical in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, schemes to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:54PM
STEM Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Mount Si High School. This event focuses on the high school’s science, technology, engineering and math offerings, and is open to all students who will attend Mount Si in 2014-15.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:53PM
A Girls Night Out fundraiser for the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. The event, which includes a women’s fashion show, shopping and refreshments, pays for scholarships to help women in the community go on retreats and attend conferences