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- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:48AM
The fifth annual Snoqualmie Valley Flood Forum is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, 35030 S.E. Douglas Street, Suite 210, Snoqualmie.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 9:30AM
Mount Si Lions Club hosts 5th District State Rep. Jay Rodne as its guest speaker, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Boxley's club in downtown North Bend. Rodne, R-North Bend, has been representing the Valley for nine years. The Mount Si Lions Club is the newest service organization in Snoqualmie Valley.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 2:24PM
In 2012, nearly 60,000 bicyclists and pedestrians using the roads and sidewalks were counted, according to volunteer counts across Washington State, though there are no records for Snoqualmie in 2012 because no one was out counting. This year, the City of Snoqualmie Planning Department hopes to change that. Twelve volunteers are needed in Snoqualmie for a two-hour shift on Thursday, Oct. 3, during the hours of 7 to 9 a.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:26PM
“A Festival of Color!” is coming once again to Duvall’s Main Street. Join the fun on Saturday, September 28, to see a fantastic variety of quilts hung on the fronts, sides, and inside shops in Historic Duvall.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:36PM
Monday marks the start of the new, but also old, Valley Shuttle service in Snoqualmie Valley. Starting at 5:30 a.m. that day, three small buses, marked with the Metro Transit colors and the words “Valley Shuttle,” will enter service as the only public transportation option connecting Duvall, North Bend, and all points in between. “We’re pretty excited,” says Amy Biggs, director of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, which is administering the Valley Shuttle program. “It’s really unique, Metro’s never done it.”
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:25PM
The TB Voices Project for King County seeks people to share their experiences about tuberculosis (TB), whether it affected themselves or someone else in their lives. The project runs until October. The purpose of the TB Voices Project is to allow individuals from all generations throughout the county to tell their TB story, and in turn, these stories can help persons around the globe currently impacted by TB.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:39PM
John Boyle of Carnation, husband to Barbara and father to Shawna and Matt, died Monday, Sept. 2. He was 66. A private committal service was held at Tahoma, National Cemetery in Kent. A celebration of John’s life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 28, at Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:08PM
Retired U.S. Navy admiral Bill Center will speak to the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club at their morning meeting, 7 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 26, at Snoqualmie Ridge TPC. Center is a Senior Fellow for the International Fellows Programs, University of Washington Daniel J. Evan's School of Public Affairs. In his talk, Center focuses on "Rethinking America's Approach to Terrorism".
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:29PM
The city of Snoqualmie is going to court over the shape of its urban growth area near the Interstate 90 interchange. The council authorized City Attorney Pat Anderson in August to appeal a recent Growth Management Hearing Board decision regarding the way that King County calculates the city’s urban growth areas. In a report to council, Anderson laid out his argument: That King County’s comprehensive plan and planning policies aren’t in compliance with state law’s criteria for sizing of urban growth areas, the areas identified for future growth of cities, to include business use.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 4:31PM
A community conversation around clean energy is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Fall City Methodist Church, 4326 37th Pl. Discuss how to eliminate coal from the Northwest electrical generation mix. Explore cleaner, safer and less risky alternatives and renewable energy systems.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 4:03PM
Austin Jenckes wore make-up for the first time ever last night, for his successful audition on "The Voice." The Valley singer-songwriter posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself in the make-up chair before the show. A few hours later, he had even bigger news.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:51AM
Birches Habitat’s second annual Fall Fashion Show, a benefit for Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Boxley’s Place, North Bend. Birches owner Nancy Wray started the show last year as both a fundraiser for the local shelters for women and children, but also as a way to build community.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44AM
KING 5 TV’s “Evening Magazine” host Meeghan Black and “Gardening With Ciscoe” expert Ciscoe Morris met Dahlia Barn owners Jerry and Aimee Sherrill last Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Bend business, which sells tubers and hosts self-cut dahlia picking. With the bright late-summer plants now in bloom, Morris and Black got a chance to check out the dozens of varieties—some grown here in the Valley, most on the Sherrill’s acreage east of the Cascades at Thorp.
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- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55AM
Wilbur the pig is the smartest of the bunch. Give this micro-teacup porker the chance, and he’ll root in your socks or sneak into the feed can for extra snacks. With fall in the air, and an apple-themed curriculum on their tables, children at Rooster Valley Farm School in Snoqualmie figured that Wilbur would be the animal to eat the most apples in last Friday’s feeding time.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:42AM
Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet is partnering with the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association in North Bend to help children get a better game experience. Through the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, Chaplins provide new equipment, a money donation and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 11:03AM
Friday night action at Wildcat Stadium gets louder and brighter this fall, thanks to a project that links the local high school, police chief, North Bend mayor, businesses and football boosters, players and coaches. A group of volunteers, led by Snoqualmie Police Chief and Wildcat parent Steve McCulley, took the siren from the former, now-empty Fire Station 87 in North Bend to power up the scoreboard at Mount Si High School.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, is predicting high water on the Snoqualmie this weekend. Water levels on the river, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts, are expected to rise dramatically starting Saturday, with crests at the the Falls by 11 a.m. Sunday, Seot, 29, of 11.86 feet, or about a foot below flood stage.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:47AM
Against Liberty at Tibbets Park in Issaquah last Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mount Si won, 4-3, on the strength of its deep singles players. While lead singles player Matthew Griffin fell to Liberty’s Marek Pierepiekarz, senior number-two player Kevin McLaughlin won 3-6, 7-4, 6-4 over the Patriots’ Justice Canley.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:46AM
It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine, who are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways. Valley Center Stage’s new romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine,” is directed by Rich Wiltshire, with a cast of Valley Center Stage regulars.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:31AM
Valley Animal Partners hosts its third annual Chili Showdown, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lode. Locals are invited to enter their six quarts of their homemade chili into the cookoff. All proceeds from the nonprofit event benefit pets of Valley residents.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:32AM
A new fence encloses the North Bend Elementary School playground and the grassy area behind it, since the start of the school year. The six-foot fence encompasses 109,000 square feet of school property, including the grassy area referred to as Claggett Field on some maps. Two gates, on the north and south ends, provide access to the field when school is not in session, but are closed and locked during school hours.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 9:04AM
The North Bend Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary hold a fundraiser dinner and auction this Saturday, Sept. 28. The Moose Auxiliary sponsors a hamburger dip dinner to raise funds for community projects, while the Legion Auxiliary holds a live auction for veterans programs.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09PM
I find it odd that North Bend prevented a tattoo shop from opening downtown on North Bend Way, but somehow finds a gun store to be an acceptable addition to a downtown core that is meant to attract families and tourists. What is the city thinking? I would prefer the tattoo shop, hand’s down.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:25PM
In three weeks I am getting married to my fiance, Evan Koerner, but sadly, I am without my engagement ring. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, I forgot my engagement ring in the tanning booth at Seattle Sun Tan in North Bend, and before I realized it and rushed back, another woman had gone into the same booth, and the ring was taken.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:20PM
Parents always called it the “Red Park.” The new Snoqualmie playground, Autumn Avenue Park, kept its red accents, but it’s much more fun now, thanks to a $100,000 remodel by the city. Dozens of neighborhood kids turned out Thursday, Sept. 19, for the grand opening of the new features at 7121 Autumn Ave. S.E., near the intersection of Autumn Avenue and Pratt Street.