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Snoqualmie River rising, County flood warning center opens

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:05PM

The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, as steady rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected. As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the sum of the Snoqualmie River’s three forks was at 14,210 cubic feet per second (CFS), well above the Phase II flood alert threshold of 12,000 CFS.

Storm reminds us: Winter prep questions from Snoqualmie hardware store

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:08PM

The weekend storm of October 25 and 26, reminded us that winter weather is back. Many lost power, some for multiple days. It certainly was a winter and general preparedness wake up call! Were you prepared? • Did you have flashlights, extra batteries and bulbs ready?

Lunch and Learn talk looks at life challenges

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:09PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Lunch and Learn at noon on Thursday, Nov. 6, will explore how hope can help people find solutions to life challenges. Sue Mocker, inspirational speaker and author of “The Hope Factor,” will discuss the ways that hope can impact every environment: Work, home, relationships, and even leadership and business.

Free recycling event helps Mount Si High School cheer team

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:09PM

A free electronics recycling event benefiting the Mount Si cheer team is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Cascade View Elementary School, 34816 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Drive up, dump your unwanted items (see list of acceptable items at http://1greenplanet.org/mshs/flyer.pdf)

Recognizing inspiration: Nominations open for the 2015 GIVE GOOD Awards

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:11PM

Lots of citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations have already been nominated for the 2015 GIVE GOOD Awards of Snoqualmie Valley, relates organizer Angela Craig. Recognizing inspirational people and highlighting the hard work invested into making the Valley a great place to live, awards celebrate the everyday heroes, outstanding citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations with a red carpet event that will be held at 6:30 p.m., March 6, at North Bend Theatre.

Friends of Youth breakfast, Wednesday, helps mental health in Riverview schools

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:23PM

Wait lists for students seeking mental health and substance abuse counseling in our schools have grown to between 15 to 25 students per school at any given time. Friends of Youth is helping by increasing mental health and substance treatment services in the Riverview School District.

Out of the Past: Scott's voted best burgers in Puget Sound; New golf course opens in Fall City

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:19PM

Thursday, 
May 4, 1989: On April 26, MAGIC 108 FM’s new “Magic Morning Crew” listeners overwhelmingly selected from three finalists Scott’s Dairy Freeze in North Bend as having the best burgers in Puget Sound.

Cedarcrest’s Waterman to run for Everett

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:15PM

Cedarcrest runner Olivia Waterman last month signed a letter of intent to attend and compete for Everett Community College next fall.

Full circle for Valley filmmaker: Brooks Malberg brings ‘Lost Dutchman’ to where it all began | Photo Gallery

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:19PM

Brooks Malberg is coming home to share the fruits of his filmmaking studies. The allure of making movies drew Malberg, a 2010 Mount Si High School grad, to Los Angeles. Four years later, he’s returning for the local premiere of his senior thesis film, “The Lost Dutchman,” 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at North Bend Theatre.

Container garden tips at library

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:11PM

A seminar on container design and gardening is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at North Bend Library.

Look at the future of Si View Center

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:13PM

Community members are invited to a meeting hosted by Si View Metropolitan Park District at 6 p.m. on Tuesday May 13, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend.

Sweet Revenge: Comeback victory is a year in the making for North Bend battlers

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:31PM

Last year, North Bend Elementary fielded a young team for the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s annual five-school battle for reading supremacy. All fourth graders in a field of mixed ages, the team finished last in the 2013 Battle of the Books. They knew they’d be back, and their team name was a no-brainer — Revenge.

Six-year anniversary party going on this week at Snoqualmie Casino

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 3:02PM

On Thursday, Nov. 6, Snoqualmie Casino celebrates its sixth anniversary. As part of the party, the Casino is offering $275,000 in cars, cash and other prizes. Since opening on November 6, 2008, Snoqualmie Casino has made a home in the Snoqualmie Valley, as one of the largest employers in the area, providing jobs to over 1,200 employees.

Mount Si's Hannah Waskom punches ticket to state XC meet at Districts

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 3:29PM

Mount Si sophomore Hannah Waskom was the sole runner to punch a ticket for state, finishing fifth in the 4A District 1 cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 1, at Whidbey Island. Waskom had a time of 18:37.37 on the challenging course at South Whidbey High School. As a team, Mount Si girls finished ninth. The boys finished 13th.

Candidate filing for 2014 begins Monday, May 12

  • May 9, 2014 at 9:44AM

Candidates interested in filing for any of the 95 positions open for election in King County this year may file online or in person May 12-16. King County Elections (KCE) encourages candidates to file online, the easiest and most efficient method.

Rock blasting, possible long closure of Snoqualmie Pass next week

  • May 9, 2014 at 9:35AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7:30 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, May 12, Tuesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 15

Celebration of life held for Larry Willett

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:11PM

Larry Allen Willett, 55, of North Bend died Sunday, Oct. 19, in Bellevue. Larry was born April 20, 1959, in Auburn, Wash., to Glenn and Olive Willett. He was raised in North Bend, where he graduated from Mount Si High School. On July 3, 1976, he married Linda Ross. They settled in North Bend, where they started a family. Larry worked for the city of North Bend as a wastewater treatment operator.

LEO speaker talks guardianships, special needs trusts

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:13PM

Life Enrichment Options presents attorney Denise Redinger speaking about guardianships, alternatives to guardianship, and special needs trusts, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Redinger will provide an overview on the need for, and the pros and cons of, guardianships and alternatives to guardianships. She will discuss the process for obtaining guardianship through an attorney, obtaining one without an attorney, and the periodic reporting for people who already have a guardianship in place. She will also present information on the necessity of special needs trusts and explain their interaction with the other estate planning documents.

Treat Harvest is annual candy-getting tradition in downtown Snoqualmie | Photos

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:36PM

Above, taking in the candy by stroller, neighbors Tegan and Izzy, center, roll down Falls Avenue during Snoqualmie’s Downtown Treat Harvest on Friday morning, Oct. 31. Costumed children braved the rain to get treats and candy from participating businesses. The downtown merchants hold the treat harvest yearly.

Rebuilding and recovering: Locals helping business victims of North Bend explosion get back on their feet.

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:51PM

Only the view is left at Shelly Gildersleeve’s salon, where she and stylist Michelle Dunbar jointly operated as independent contractors. Her salon, destroyed in the explosion that shook North Bend awake at about 3:45 a.m. Friday, April 25, had been a great place to work for the past three years, Gildersleeve said.

North Bend comes together after massive explosion | Letters

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:31PM

We would like to thank our dental patients, our neighbors, and the complete strangers who called or came by with offers to help us clean up and repair damage to our dental office after the explosion early Thursday morning. We would also like to give a special shout-out to Dr. Kelly Garwood and Dr. Kirby Nelson for their kind offers to come to our aid. We hope the businesses in the building that was destroyed beyond repair are finding new avenues to return to work again.

Pass a truck, get slapped: Driver gets smacked for North Bend road behavior, calls cops | Valley blotter

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:38PM

Road slapper: On Sunday, April 27, an assault victim called Snoqualmie Police from the 300 block of Main Avenue South, North Bend. He said a white Ford utility truck had followed his vehicle to where he parked, and a tall man in his 50s got out of the truck, walked over to the victim's car, opened the door, and slapped him, for passing his truck on Mount Si Road. The victim did not have any license plate information for the subject.

Memorial service, social planned for North Bend's Doris Maxine Dovenberg

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:34PM

Doris Maxine Dovenberg, a life-long resident of North Bend, died at home Thursday, April 17, at the age of 91. Maxine was born February 24, 1923, to Ted and Elva Mueller, also life-long residents of North Bend.

Valley artists, submit works for new North Bend gallery

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:30PM

The city of North Bend extends an invitation to Valley artists to submit their work for consideration in the new Mountain View Gallery. This fine arts gallery will be housed in the future North Bend Information and Cultural Center. Construction on the center will begin soon, with a projected opening date of June 26, 2014.

Beer maker’s dinner coming to North Bend Bar and Grill

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:31PM

North Bend Bar and Grill hosts a Beer Maker’s Dinner, in partnership with Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, 6 p.m. Monday, May 12. The three-course meal with dessert includes a number of beer pairings. Tickets are $35. To reserve a spot, send an e-mail to catnbbg@gmail.com.

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