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- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:32AM
August 18, 1988: King County Police arrested two men and seized several firearms, drug paraphernalia, several thousand dollars and a small amount of cocaine last Friday in North Bend. Two Whatcom County men were sitting in a 1968 primer-rust-colored Dodge Dart. The bust was due to blind luck, when a county deputy drew up in the gravel lot near the South Fork interchange.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:55PM
Joe Sasaki, age 95, regularly played golf three days a week, until in 2012, he started cutting back to twice a week. Recently he said, “Ya know, I am getting tired. I think I am only gonna play one day a week.” Sasaki can’t be that tired—he nailed a hole in one on Wednesday, July 24, at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:03PM
Jagger Bucy, 7, of Snoqualmie, and Brandon Daly, 10, of North Bend, each won their respective classes in the Red Line Cup West Coast Regional bicycle motocross races in St. Helen’s, Ore., on July 20. Both racers are now qualified for the Red Line Cup regional championship race weekend in Fresno, Calif., scheduled for October 4, 5 and 6.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:58PM
North Bend’s Jazz Walk returns, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 14. Come to downtown North Bend for food, drinks and some of the finest jazz entertainment ever to hit the Valley.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:57PM
Elizabeth Ballinger-Dix of North Bend graduated recently from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Ballinger-Dix, who majored in English, was one of 464 seniors who received their degrees. She is the daughter of Judy S. Ballinger of North Bend.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:05PM
Will Desler is there before the door opens. Ready to claim his prize in the King County Library System’s Summer Reading Program, he’s primed in a bright green Sounders jersey. That shirt is appropriate. Because, just as some kids play baseball and others pursue a soccer ball, this 10-year-old Duthie Hill resident’s sport is reading. And for the fifth year, he’s been the champ at Fall City Library, the first kid across the 1000-hour finish line for five years running.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:11PM
Marian Jean (Kuta) Condit was born April 29, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. She died on Thursday, August 15, at home with her husband and friends. She has lived in Issaquah, Wash., since 1989. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Happy” Condit, whom she married on September 26, 1980. She is also survived by her parents, John & Dorothy Kuta, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., and her very spoiled dog, Buckwheat.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:04PM
Help kick off the 2013 Wildcat football season at Football-a-Palooza, a free family event, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Mount Si High School front parking lot. The event is a pre-game promotion before the annual Scarlet and Gray game at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:14PM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Taking tips: On August 14, a business in the 200 block of West North Bend Way reported a theft. An employee reported that a 30-year-old man took the tip jar and her cell phone off the counter, then ran. Officers arrested the thief and closed the case.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 4:55PM
On Friday, Aug. 23, the Boeing Classic golf tournament on Snoqualmie Ridge kicked off in high style with the ceremonial flyover of a Boeing 777 jet from Emirates Air. As golf fans headed to the ropes to watch Champions Tour athletes compete, it was also Kids' Day, with families introducing young players to the sport in a number of events.
Time with the pros: Amateurs—and a very green caddy—watch and learn from Blaine McCallister at Boeing Classic | Photo gallery
- Aug 23, 2013 at 4:41PM
After only three holes as a caddy, Blaine McCallister fired me. True, my time as an honorary media "caddy" was going to be up, anyway, on the ninth hole, but McCallister, leading a group of five amateurs in the Korean Air Pro-Am Thursday, Aug. 22, insisted I put in work and get a real sense of the job.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:33PM
Monica Phillips has been selected as the new assistant principal of Twin Falls Middle School. She was hired to replace Martin Barber, who was appointed as principal of Twin Falls earlier this summer. Barber replaces Ruth Moen, who was named to a new district-level position as director of instructional support.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:26PM
Cary Purchase of North Bend received his bachelor of arts degree in exercise science, exercise Sspecialist, from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Purchase was a 2007 graduate of Mount Si High School, where he was an all-conference player on the Wildcat football team and a varsity competitor in track and wrestling.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:16PM
Thirteen Valley students earned a place on the dean’s list for Spring 2013 quarter at Eastern Washington University. Honorees include Snoqualmie students Lindsay Kirby, Cameron Hilsmann, Charles Corriveau, Kelly Kole, Shelby Seydell, Brittney Conway, Jessareh Helm, Kaitlyn Absher, Stevie Riley, Hannah Masbaum, Micah Masbaum, Kyle Whitworth, and Annika Browne of Carnation.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:22PM
John and Barbara Boyle of Carnation recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The Boyles were married Aug. 4, 1973, in Davison, Mich. John served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, and worked for Chrysler in Michigan until 1979, at which time the Boyles moved to the Northwest. He worked at Chateau Ste. Michelle for many years and retired in 2012 from the city of Redmond as a maintenance technician.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:36PM
Playing in only his fifth Champions Tour event, John Riegger won the 2013 Boeing Classic by birdying three of the final four holes, to shoot a 4-under 68 and seal a two stroke victory over John Cook. When asked how he felt about the experience, he simply stated “This is going to go down as the best win of my career, Seattle is going to become like a second home to me."
Changing face of the game: Family, social connections take TPC Snoqualmie Ridge club way beyond just golf | Photo Gallery
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:44PM
The big golf names roamed the grounds of the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge all last week. So did the kids. The children’s activities and clinics that punctuated the Boeing Classic are telling. When it comes to children and families, the exclusive golf club atop the Ridge has been changing a lot since opening its doors in 1999. As Shelly Inman, the club’s new manager, explains, it’s been steadily broadening its mission for a social, family-friendly approach.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:59PM
It’s official, but not effective just yet; commercial trucks can’t park on city streets. Amendments to the city code on adopted by the North Bend City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 6, specifically ban parking on six city streets and in any multi-family residential area in the city for commercial trucks, except as needed for making deliveries, permitted construction projects, or emergency closures of the interstate highway.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:29PM
An important project to replace a decaying old timber bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in North Bend is nearly completed, and King County Parks staff expect the new steel span to be open for public use as of this week. The old timber bridge that once carried a railroad line and then the trail over a wetland near downtown North Bend has been removed and replaced with a single-span steel girder bridge. The work began in late April, and required closing the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between the Mount Si golf Course and the trail’s intersection with Main Avenue North in downtown North Bend.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:32PM
Sisters Abigail, 10, and Emily Hamilton, 7, recently competed at the National American Miss state pageant and finished strong. Emily, who performed a singing ventriloquist act to “The Lonely Goatherd” from the “Sound of Music” and was a crowd favorite, won the talent contest. Both girls received several trophies and Emily received a $250 cash prize for the talent win, which will go toward her college fund. Both girls also had a number of runner-up awards.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:27PM
Join the Sno Valley Senior Center and the health-promoting Snoqualmie Valley Community Network for a fun morning of golf, networking, and raising funds. The Tee Off for Valley Health Golf Tournament is Thursday, Sept. 12, at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. Action begins at 8 a.m. with a shot-gun start, followed by a luncheon and silent auction. The center is seeking sponsorships as well as golfers.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 3:39PM
Age 21 is a milestone for many young adults, and reaching it means official adulthood to them. For some, though, it’s a cliff, and reaching that age means going over the edge. At least that’s how Sally Coomer of Carnation sees it, for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Up to that age, she explained, many such individuals receive state assistance with education and even job training, but at 21, most are no longer eligible. They can still get help, through organizations like the Special Care Agency, which Coomer and Cindy O’Neill co-founded, but Coomer says, their options are limited.
- Aug 28, 2013 at 1:00PM updated at 3:59PM
The Sallal Grange’s August open mic event, hosted by the Nursery at Mount Si, raised $1,000 for the Save Our Theatre fund for the North Bend Theatre. Rain postponed the event, usually on the first Friday of the month at the Grange Hall, but relocated to the nursery during the Twin Peaks Festival, to Aug. 16. Artists, vendors, and residents gathered in the shadow of Mount Si for music, food and community as the sun set.
- Aug 28, 2013 at 4:08PM
Robert Anthony Kumbalek, a long-time member of Snoqualmie Valley’s American Legion Post 79 recently died. Kumbalek was born Oct. 31, 1951, in Madison, Wis., and resided in North Bend.
- Aug 28, 2013 at 4:17PM
Save the date for the first annual Wildcat Pigskin Party fundraiser, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Si View Community Center. The Mount Si High School and Sno-Valley Junior Football and Cheerleading programs have combined efforts for a fundraiser dinner and action. The party, which features live music by Spark Farmer, will raise money for the high school and junior football teams