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- May 21, 2014 at 2:00PM
Registration is open for two summer soccer programs sponsored by the city of Snoqualmie Parks & Recreation Department. Kidz Love Soccer is an instructional, non-competitive program for girls and boys, for ages 2 to 6. Events, including Soccer 1; Pre-Soccer; Tot-Soccer; and Mommy, Daddy & Me Soccer happen on Tuesdays, July 8 to August 26; Class times vary, and are held at Azalea Park, 6604 Azalea Way, Snoqualmie. The fee is $85.
- May 21, 2014 at 2:00PM
The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared the April 25 explosion in North Bend a disaster in response to a request from Governor Jay Inslee. Mayor Hearing and city officials lobbied strongly for this declaration, in order to provide resources for their affected citizens and business owners, and they encourage people to take advantage of the programs for assistance in recovery.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:32PM
The Snoqualmie City Council is scheduled to vote on May 27, 2014 on a proposed ordinance that would increase water, storm water, sewer, and irrigation rates. If approved, the ordinance would establish new rates for the years 2014 through 2016; the new 2014 rates would likely be effective as of July 1, 2014.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:52PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club’s annual plant sale starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S, North Bend. The sale supports Mount Si High School seniors with two $500 scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors participating in the horticulture program.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:19PM
May 21, 1964: Manuscripts for two books, numerous notes, research papers, clippings and scrapbooks belonging to Mrs. Charlotte Paul Groshell were destroyed by fire Sunday in the small house on the South Fork Road where she did her writing. Groshell, who had moved to Olympia, and her son Hi were moving some belongings. She was burning some papers in the fireplace, and had left the house when a gust blew burning scraps, igniting the fire. A neighbor called for help.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:15PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group will hold its annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction, 6 p.m. Monday, June 7, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. Proceeds are used to further public awareness of the local elk herd, conduct elk related educational activities, public outreach and elk research.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:20PM
A two-mile stretch of the Snoqualmie River will soon be closed from the State Route 202 bridge in Fall City downstream to a point roughly one mile upstream of the boat ramp at Neal Road. The reason for the closure is the danger to boaters and floaters from restoration and flood protection work on the river.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:15PM
Teens can come to a one-day workshop on childcare and safety skills, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, that will prepare them for babysitting jobs.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:18PM
Richard “Dick” Smith of Snoqualmie Pass, died Friday, April 4, at home. A celebration of Dick’s life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at the Snoqualmie Pass Fire Station, 69802 Old State Hwy, Snoqualmie Pass.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:03PM
Four Valley students made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 winter quarter Dean’s List: Colin Nelson Gillespie and Cassidy M. Unpingco of Snoqualmie, and Sabrina Nicole Sandberg and Sarah Dawn Williams of North Bend.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:04PM
Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) officials are seeking applicants for an upcoming training academy scheduled to start at the end of the summer. Those who live within five road miles of an EF&R fire station, and meet other minimum qualifications, are eligible to apply for consideration.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:05PM
Please join us for the 10th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Saturday, June 7, at the Community Park in Snoqualmie. Your children will learn bike safety at this interactive, instructional bicycle obstacle course created and led by your local Snoqualmie Police Department officers.
Remembering the Cabot: Handmade model brings back WWII shipboard experiences for North Bend’s Bill Walker
- May 23, 2014 at 4:10PM
The handmade replica means a lot to North Bend resident Bill Walker. Walker, 90, was 21 years old when he walked the decks and worked the boiler rooms of the USS Cabot during World War II. Seventy years later, he wanted to remember his experience with a 12-inch model kit of the Independence-class ship. But his failing eyesight made it a challenge. So, at a dinner party, friend and neighbor Bob Malone volunteered to build it.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM
Snoqualmie Valley veteran’s organizations host Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26. Identical observances take place, 9 a.m. at the Preston Cemetery, 10 a.m. at Fall City, 11 a.m. at North Bend, and noon at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial, next to the American Legion Post in downtown Snoqualmie.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 4:25PM
The Mount Si girls fastpitch team brought home the SeaKing District title, beating all comers in the tournament last Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, at Seattle's Lower Woodland Park. The number-one seed going into the tournament, the team punched a ticket to state in the first outing, blanking the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, 10-0, in the second round on Wednesday.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM
At 11 p.m., Sunday, May 11, a caller in the 33000 block of Southeast Sorenson Street, Snoqualmie, told police there had been two bears in front of his house, but he’d told them to go home, and they did. Police were expecting lots of bear calls, since the next day was trash collection day.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:26PM
David and Megan Algrim of Snoqualmie, above, finish the children’s one-mile race at the Cinco de Mayo fun run, Saturday, May 3, at Mount Si High School. Phil Olson was the fastest finisher in the men’s half marathon in 1:09.15. Lana Lacey finished first in the women’s half marathon in 1:21.45.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:41PM
The crowd gathered at the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran’s Memorial Monday, May 26, in downtown Snoqualmie included aging volunteers, young Boy and Girl Scouts, two state representatives, former and current servicemen and women, and civilians moved by respect. The flag of the United States flapped at half-staff, as a group of young people stood at attention, each carrying a flag, while their elders waited nearby, some formed into a rifle-armed honor guard, others at the podium, awaiting the stroke of noon.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:36PM
North Bend businesses and homes are slowly recovering from the April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way and affected 50 others. Some, like the North Bend Shell station, seem almost back to normal. Some, like the Mount Si Court Apartments across the street are approaching normal since lots of cleanup work and new windows were installed. Some closest to the blast, like Michelle Dunbar’s now-homeless Kutters salon and Lisa Riley’s planned restaurant, may never be the same.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:34PM
Three Valley groups combined forces to clean up North Bend’s Torguson Park on Saturday, May 3, completing in about a day a task that would have taken “forever” for city staff to complete. The park, particularly the corner that a group from Cascade Covenant Church just adopted through the city’s adopt-a-park program, had been a huge mess since April 25, when an early-morning explosion on North Bend Way littered the space with debris both large and small, and lifted the roof off the restroom and storage building.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:06PM
Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:00PM
A free women’s self-defense course is being offered by the Snoqualmie Police Department for young women graduating from Mount Si High School in 2014. The course is taught using the nationally-recognized Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.). Topics include crime prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, and progressing to the basics of hands-on self defense. Course leaders are certified instructors in women’s self defense.
- May 27, 2014 at 5:04PM
Camp Korey Family Day is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Carnation Farm, 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd. This open house invites the public to learn more about Camp Korey and the children they serve. Current and past campers, families, volunteers and community members will experience camp activities including a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, pet therapy, gardening, and food.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:17PM
May 1964: Coach Carl Erland is the man of the hour, and members of the Mount Si track and field squad are accepting the praise of students and fans who saw them win the championship of the State A meet in Ellensburg.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:49PM
Mount Si video students made an impressive showing at the 2014 Northwest High School Film Festival, winning more awards and honorable mentions than ever before, said video production teacher Joe Dockery. They won across a broad range of categories, too, from documentaries and educational films to public service announcements and art films. Many of the films will be shown this Thursday, May 29, in the Wildcat Film Festival at the North Bend Theater. The event starts at 4:30, with student films starting at 5 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. showing of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."