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- Sep 23, 2014 at 5:00PM
Valley residents were already above average in pet licensing rates, and then Regional Animal Services of King County came for a visit. Agency staff spent the past summer canvassing North Bend neighborhoods and talking to residents about licensing pets, with a resulting increase in license sales of 70 percent more than were sold in the same timeframe, January to August, in 2013.
- Sep 23, 2014 at 5:00PM
Mount Si Senior Center hosts its second annual Fashionation event starting at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. The fundraising event includes heavy appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction. The highlight will be a fashion show starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring the latest styles from Christopher and Banks, Birches Habitat and Chicos.
- Sep 23, 2014 at 5:12PM
Mount Si knew it would take a complete effort to beat Skyline Friday in a matchup of unbeaten 4A KingCo teams in Snoqualmie. Instead, it was the Spartans flexing their muscle in all three phases of the game and leaving the Valley with a 49-27 win after building a 21-0 first quarter lead.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 10:41AM
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is looking for two kinds of volunteers. Grocery rescue drivers use their own vehicles to collect food from local grocery stores and bring donations back to the food bank. Distribution volunteers help distribute food to clients on Wednesdays.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:24AM
This year’s top-rated police officer is a repeat offender, former North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner. Earlier this month, North Bend transitioned to a Snoqualmie Police contract, and Sgt. Toner was reassigned to a patrol area. He’s been in law enforcement for 29 years, the last four and a half in North Bend, and he shared his thoughts on community policing from a vacation beach spot last week:
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:22AM
“I’m just shocked,” Sally Rankin-Gabel said when she learned that she has won both Best Preschool again, as well as Best Teacher in the Valley, beating out teachers at local elementary, middle and high schools. Rankin-Gabel takes a moment to ponder where all this devotion from her families at North Bend Montessori, where she’s taught for 17 years, comes from.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20AM
Fans of the North Bend Bar & Grill, (and there are many) have once again put the restaurant at or near the top of the list in several categories in the Valley Record's Best of the Valley reader survey. This year, the NBBG was chosen Best Bar, and was a finalist for Best Restaurant and Best Brunch. We asked Liz Vollbrecht, a 10-year employee and general manager for the past five years, about what makes the place stand out for customers.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:03AM
Si View Park and Community Center was our readers’ choice for the Best Park in the Valley. The 75 year-old facility is a hub for many community events, including this year’s Best Festival, the Festival at Mount Si, or Alpine Days, if you prefer, so we asked Si View’s Minna Rudd, and Festival organizer Jill Masssengill about what makes them special.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:10AM
Eastside Catholic High School student and Snoqualmie resident Maddie Racine signed her national letter of intent in February to play soccer at Seattle University. Racine played and started all four years at Eastside Catholic, as a defender, midfielder and forward.
Harassed on the road; Man gets angry and loud at North Bend Library | Snoqualmie Valley police calls
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:27AM
On Saturday, March 15, a caller reported to Snoqualmie Police that she was being harassed by a man in a car. She said she’d pulled off the road in the 46000 block of Southeast North Bend Way, North Bend, to rest and eat, when a beat-up white two-door car pulled up behind her and the driver began honking his horn, and yelling at the woman, calling her a tweaker.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:28AM
The secret to making a good burger, according to Scott’s Dairy Freeze owner Ken Hearing, sounds a lot like advice to elected officials. “Paying attention,” Hearing says, is how a worker can get a consistently cooked, reliably juicy hamburger into a customer’s hands, and it seems to be his approach to running a city, too. Now in his third term as North Bend Mayor, Hearing won the Best of the Valley reader poll for both Best Elected Official, and for Best Burger. He’s got a little more experience in the burger category, since he’s owned Scott’s since 1990, and only been the mayor “10 years, two months, and 21 days,” but he also got a crash course in civic involvement, way back then.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:08AM
For Cedarcrest High School senior Chris Cole, 14 years of hard work and a passion for soccer paid off in the most gratifying way Feb. 5, National Letter of Intent day. Cole has committed to play men’s soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C. He joins the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, along with players from all over the United States and Europe.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:06AM
It’s there in the numbers. Since the first of the year, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce has added 45 new members, bringing the total membership to 305. Readers in the Valley Record’s Best of the Valley poll knew it already, choosing the Chamber as the Best Organization to Join. And everyone can join the chamber. We have non-profit, for-profit and individual members,” said Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director. “Usually when we have individuals join, they’re very community-minded people. They want to be a part of contributing to the community,” he added.
- Sep 24, 2014 at 11:33AM
Collin Zachary Strein, 25, of Snoqualmie, died Wednesday, September 10. He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Gary and Vicki Strein, and spent most of his early life in High Rolls and Alamogordo, before moving to the Seattle area in 2011. Collin loved animals, music, the outdoors and pondering the meaning of life. An intuitive and introspective person, he was generous through thoughtful suggestions, trinkets of love, and ability to make people feel accepted.
- Sep 24, 2014 at 11:38AM
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Cedarcrest's cross country squad ran through the orchards of Cowiche, Wash., in the Apple Ridge Run. It was the Red Wolves' second trip to this Central Washington meet, which is made up of three 3-mile races, of changing difficulty.
- Sep 24, 2014 at 11:45AM
Snoqualmie Police Department will once again be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at two locations:
- Sep 24, 2014 at 12:32PM
North Bend's Valley Center Stage community theater opens its new season on September 25 with two performances in a one-weekend show. Judy Ann Moulton’s new cabaret style show, “From Crayons to Perfume – My Search for True Love,” features songs from the 60’s and 70’s.
- Sep 24, 2014 at 12:34PM
Valley Animal Partners held its third pet vaccination event on Saturday, Sept. 6. Limited income residents from the Snoqualmie Valley came to the Mount Si Senior Center to take advantage of free vaccinations for their pets. Volunteers provided rabies and distemper vaccines, and microchips to approximately 50 Snoqualmie Valley dogs and cats.
- Sep 24, 2014 at 12:53PM
A public meeting and presentation on Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s possible affiliation and sale to Overlake Medical Center of Bellevue happens next week. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Snoqualmie City Hall, with a presentation by the district on the affiliation plan, and an update on new hospital construction.
- Sep 24, 2014 at 1:07PM
Getting ready for the cold season, Girl Scouts in Service Unit #442 in the Upper Valley are collecting new or gently used winter coats, clothes and shoes for families in need. Items are needed for all ages, from infants to teens, men and women.
- Sep 25, 2014 at 1:56PM
Major reductions to Metro bus service to address a funding shortfall will affect Snoqualmie bus routes as of September 27. The city of Snoqualmie is continuing discussions with King County Metro about ways to mitigate route impacts in the future. Metro continues to accept feedback on modified route scheduling and options.
- Sep 25, 2014 at 2:00PM
Learn practical cooking skills needed for better health during the Kickstart Your Health class, a cooking demonstration and food tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Snoqualmie Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic.
- Sep 25, 2014 at 2:08PM
The city of Snoqualmie's Human Services Committee has an opening for one new member. Mayor Matt Larson is considering applications for appointment and confirmation by the city council. To be considered, the new member must reside within the city limits.
- Sep 25, 2014 at 2:09PM
King County Fire District 27 in Fall City was recently evaluated by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau as part of its community update program. Residents and property owners’ fire ratings have improved from Class 5 to Class 4, effective February 1, 2015.
- Sep 25, 2014 at 2:15PM
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1989: Snoqualmie's centennial-year project to provide a shelter for its log display will also include preservation of part of the old Weyerhaeuser sawmill. The main idea is to build a protective cover for the huge Douglas Fir log section on display in Railroad Park. The 24-foot log is 39 tons and about 800 years old.