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- Nov 13, 2014 at 8:00AM
Riverview School District begins accepting nominations for the 2015-16 Program for the Academically Talented (PAT) in December. Nominations will be accepted Dec. 1 to 17. All first grade students will be screened to determine their eligibility, so no first-graders or Kindergarteners need to be nominated. Parents can opt out of the PAT screening for their children by completing an opt-out form at their children’s schools.
- Nov 13, 2014 at 9:00AM
1989: A citizen group, the Snoqualmie Valley Coalition, plans to file an initiation designed to reduce the size of Weyerhaeuser’s proposed “Snoqualmie Ridge” project. They say King County gave developers special treatment in the project, three times the size of expansion areas for North Bend, Carnation and Duvall.
- Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00AM
Voting to use a December-expiring $350,000 federal grant rather than to lose it, North Bend’s City Council authorized a design contract on the proposed downtown plaza project on North Bend Way, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
- Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00AM
Snoqualmie City Council on Oct. 28 celebrated its 2014 Citizen Academy participants with a “graduation” ceremony, diplomas, and photo with the council. The Citizen Academy helps residents learn more about how their city works, and get involved.
- Nov 13, 2014 at 11:32AM
"I found my name!" says 10-year-old Lawrence Saenz, pointing to a brick in the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial. His sister, Elsa, 9, comes to look, but their younger brothers are still climbing on the rocks that ring the area, just to the side of Renton-Pickering American Legion Post in Snoqualmie.
- Nov 13, 2014 at 6:33PM
Two businesses in Carnation are planning special events for their anniversaries, Saturday, Nov. 15. Miller's celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new sale and its regular blend of art and community offerings. Just a few doors down the block Tolt Yarn and Wool celebrates its first anniversary with a new product launch and a book signing event.
- Nov 14, 2014 at 8:00AM
Cedarcrest High School seniors and their parents should plan to attend the district’s Financial Aid Night, 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the high school.
- Nov 14, 2014 at 11:00AM
Cedarcrest High School seniors and their parents should plan to attend the district’s Financial Aid Night, 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the high school. The workshop will review the financial aid process for colleges, universities, and community and technical colleges.
- Nov 14, 2014 at 12:00PM
“Awesome,” “surprised,” “exciting,” and “wonderful,” are some of the words used by third graders at Cascade View Elementary to describe a special visit and gifts they received from Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Oct. 27. Kiwanis representatives Carlos De Imus and Joe Larson visited the class to bring them gifts of new dictionaries, one for every third grader in the school and their teachers. Kiwanis donated dictionaries at all five elementary schools, as well as to the district’s Parent Partnership Program, for a total of 586 new dictionaries.
- Nov 14, 2014 at 12:00PM
I am writing this letter after repeated attempts by myself and my neighbors over the past several years to have repairs done to our road (Northwest 14th Street). We have all contacted City Hall, to no avail. This includes e-mails, phone calls, face to face, and posting messages on the door of City Hall.
- Nov 14, 2014 at 1:00PM
Spit mystery: On Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the 34000 block of Southeast Kinsey Street, Snoqualmie, complained that someone was spitting chewing tobacco on her vehicle overnight. She said it had happened three times in the past week. Police could not contact the caller on follow up.
- Nov 14, 2014 at 1:00PM
Students at Chief Kanim Middle School joined more than one million students across the country to help break down social barriers, by participating in the 13th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day, Thursday, Oct. 30. The national event, launched by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project in 2002, encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for one day at lunch.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:44PM
A federal road reconstruction project on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road began May 5, which will result in weekday closures of the road, from Valley Camp on. The road will be closed from noon Mondays through noon Fridays, now through Friday, Oct. 31. Dorothy Lake Road (Upper Couplet) will be closed to public traffic throughout the project.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 21, 2014 at 10:37AM
Reese Olivia Horstman was born Sunday, April 6, to parents Allison and Edward Horstman, at Swedish Hospital in Ballard. Edward grew up in North Bend. He and Allison live in Maple Valley.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:39PM
People with memory loss and their caretakers are invited to Memory Cafe, an informal gathering, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Fall City Roadhouse. It’s a place to find community and relax. Special menu items will be available for purchase.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:38PM
Air Force Lt. Col. Elbert Alford has been awarded a 2013 Pacific Air Forces Medical Service Corps Committment to Service Award. Alford is the son of Bob Alford of Snoqualmie, and Cathy Neill of Utica, Miss. He is currently serving as a TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration Flight Commander with 51st Medical Group, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. He has served in the military for 10 years.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:40PM
The Carnation 4th of July Celebration Committee is gearing up for the 4th of July celebration, and seeks sponsorships from local businesses. Donations support many events that happen that holiday week, beginning with the 5K run, parade, vendor village, Just Moo it (the three-on-three basketball event), entertainment, facilities such as; port-a-potties, and the fireworks display.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:45PM
Boys from Cub Scout Pack 452, Den 2, worked hard on Earth Day, April 22. The boys and their parents cleaned up the walking path and railroad tracks between the North Bend train depot and Bendigo Boulevard, as well as grounds around the depot.
- May 20, 2014 at 2:35PM
The city of North Bend invites Valley artists to submit their work for consideration in a new Mountain View Gallery, planned for the future North Bend Information and Cultural Center. Construction on the center will begin soon, with a projected opening date of early July 2014.
- May 20, 2014 at 3:01PM
School impact fees in Snoqualmie Valley School District are on the rise again, a change from last year. Enrollment continues to grow at just over 2 percent annually, but the fees are calculated by a state-set formula, and have fluctuated widely in the past. According to the district’s recently approved capital facilities plan, enrollment will grow steadily.
- May 20, 2014 at 3:41PM
By the early morning of Tuesday, May 13, 25,000 hatchery-raised juvenile steelhead had, against Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) rules, joined the wild fish migration down the Snoqualmie River. The Tokul Creek Hatchery fish were intended for release in eastern Washington lakes.
- May 20, 2014 at 3:25PM
It’s taken some mental toughness for Baly Botten to get here. In a bad start a few weeks ago, the Mount Si track pole vaulter broke a pole and landed hard in the box. Physically fine, he had to move on mentally from that fall. “All my adrenaline’s going,” said Botten last Wednesday, as he sought his edge at Kingco. “Pole vault is one those sports where it’s hard to get it down in practice,” he said. “You have to have the right mentality. One of the only times you get that mentality is at meets.”
- Nov 17, 2014 at 12:08PM
A new 24-lot subdivision in North Bend named Miner’s Ridge began construction in mid-October. The city of North Bend issued a clearing and grading permit for the project located north of the 461st Place S.E. / S.E. 137th Street intersection on the east side of North Bend.
- Nov 17, 2014 at 12:11PM
At the beginning of 2014, the Metropolitan King County Council started exploring steps toward developing living wage guidelines within the county. In October, the council gave its approval to legislation establishing the county’s first living wage policy, covering county employees as well as businesses, non-profits, and other entities that do business with the county.
- Nov 17, 2014 at 12:17PM
Last Tuesday’s election results show that Snoqualmie Police have earned the trust of North Bend residents in the nine months since they assumed patrol duties from King County.