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- 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."
- May 28, 2014 at 8:00AM
Renee Spear of North Bend, a junior at Mount Si High School, is part of the 2014 Washington Aerospace Scholars Phase One program. Her selection makes her one of 214 students now competing for one of 160 spots in a summer residency session at the Museum of Flight this June and July.
- May 28, 2014 at 9:00AM
Valley Animal Partners held its second annual pet vaccination event Saturday, May 3, helping low-income Valley residents with free vaccinations for their pets. Volunteers helped two veterinarians and a vet tech to give rabies and distemper vaccines to approximately 50 Snoqualmie Valley pets, including free microchipping for dogs at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.
- May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
The next Snoqualmie Valley Chamber After Hours is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Sigillo Cellars in downtown Snoqualmie. Sigillo's tasting room has opened in the Mignone building on Railroad Avenue.
- May 28, 2014 at 11:00AM
A long-awaited community survey on school facilities starts May 28 in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The telephone survey is intended to gauge local taxpayers’ feelings on a complex $224 million bond proposal, to give the school board its marching orders on facilities planning. “I think we have to make this decision before school gets out this year… “ said board member Carolyn Simpson at the May 15 board meeting, and when the board receives the survey results, “I want us to be able… to say ‘go’ or ‘no go.’”
- May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM
Bob Saget headlines a special fundraiser event supporting the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club’s President’s Cup golf tournament. Snoqualmie Casino hosts a meet-and-greet cocktail reception with the comedian, of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Full House fame, for 100 guests, at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Saget will give a comedy show at the casino at 8 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $75, $30 for the Snoqualmie Ballroom show. Snoqualmie Casino is donating proceeds from the reception and Saget’s show to the Rotary Club.
- May 28, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 12:23PM
Snoqualmie Police arrested a North Bend man in his 30s on suspicion of arson Tuesday, as firefighters from Snoqualmie and Eastside Fire & Rescue fought a large fire on the Meadowbrook Bridge in Snoqualmie.
Essentially amazing: Mount Si Jazz Band brings home honors and inspiration from New York jazz festival
- May 29, 2014 at 1:00AM
Only jazz mattered for the hundreds of high school students who went to Essentially Ellington this year—jazz, and the people who played it. “Everybody’s there for the music,” said JT Hartman, one of the 20 Mount Si Jazz Band members who recently returned from the prestigious event this year. “The whole thing was a really great experience.”
- May 29, 2014 at 8:00AM
The next few months are going to be interesting ones for the Valley voter. We’ve got a four-way primary shaping up in the local State Representative race—in Position 2, incumbent Chad Magendanz faces a challenge from an Issaquah resident, Ryan Dean Burkett, and a Fall City man and Mount Si High School alumnus, Colin Alexander. David Spring, North Bend, who has unsuccessfully challenged for a seat in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and tried for school board in 2013, is also back for another go.
- May 29, 2014 at 8:00AM
A Spring Recycling Event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Freshman Campus (formerly Snoqualmie Middle School), 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. This event is sponsored by the City of North Bend and is free for all King County residents. Recycle various household goods.
- May 29, 2014 at 9:00AM
Snoqualmie Valley's Relay for Life boosters want to honor locals who are fighting cancer with a special event this weekend. A dinner for cancer caregivers and survivors is 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road, North Bend.
- May 29, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 11:55AM
Consider this a confession. My headline last week, “Vandals behind fish caper,” really didn’t do the story justice. As I thought about it, after the pages had gone to press, I realized that those four words didn’t fit the strange and interesting situation that happened May 13 at the Tokul Creek fish hatchery near Snoqualmie.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:00PM
No photos!: On May 21, a caller at Southeast Ridge Street and Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a road rage incident. She said a man in an older black Porsche had followed her from Snoqualmie Parkway to Fairway Avenue, then got out of his car and confronted her. The caller said the man claimed she’d cut him off when merging into traffic on the Parkway and said he threatened her because she’d taken a photo of his license plate. Police contacted the driver and spoke with both him and his parents about the incident.
- May 30, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:34PM
The Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association is embarking on a journey to Gangjin, South Korea this summer, and invites high school students from Snoqualmie to sign up soon to join the cultural exchange -- the deadline for registering is Tuesday, June 10.
- Jun 2, 2014 at 12:22PM
Si View Community Center hosts its annual Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Cost is $28 per couple, plus $10 for each additional daughter. Professional pictures will be available to purchase, plus snacks will be available to keep the family's energy up.
MacNichols departs Snoqualmie government after 10 years; City weighs utility rate increase, new parks head
- Jun 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jun 4, 2014 at 11:26AM
After exactly 10 and a half years on the Snoqualmie City Council, councilman Jeff MacNichols, the longest-serving council member, has left city government. MacNichols, who works as an attorney, is moving his family to Redmond; his last day was May 31. "It is with a very heavy heart," he told the council last Monday, May 26, "but I ask that you accept the resignation."
- Jun 2, 2014 at 12:10PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District's next Lunch and Learn, noon Thursday, June 5, will focus on water and fire safety tips as well as ways to prepare for potential disasters and other emergencies. Speakers are Snoqualmie Fire Chief, Mark Correira, and Health Education Coordinator of Safe Kids Eastside, Kristen Thorstenson.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 11:38AM
For its upcoming production of Paul Sills' "Story Theatre," Valley Center Stage is holding auditions, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at the theater, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend. "Story Theatre" is a play with music, adapted from fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, and developed with improvisational theater techniques from Sills' mother, Viola Spolin. The first performance is scheduled for July 26 at Si View Park, with a subsequent run at Valley Center Stage.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 4:15PM
Valley artist Richard Burhans has been selected as the artist of the month of June by the city of Covington. His exhibit at the Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., suite 100, includes several works from his Garden Collection series, and four new paintings done for this show: Mount Si and Friends, Summer Bouquet, Under the Wisteria and Three Amigos.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 9:10AM
The Pasado's Safe Haven Mobile Spay Station is coming to North Bend on Saturday, June 7. To help cat and dog owners, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) and Pasado's Safe Haven are joining forces to offer $10 spay/neuter surgeries. "We typically see an influx of kittens and puppies at this time of year," said RASKC Manager Dr. Gene Mueller. "By spaying or neutering your pet, you can prevent unwanted animals from ending up in the shelter."
- Jun 4, 2014 at 10:40AM
Mount Si video students made an impressive showing at the 2014 Northwest High School Film Festival, winning more honors than ever before. Zachary Tidwell won three Awards of Excellence, for a commercial, “Nightmare at Beaver Lake,” a documentary, and, with Nick Vikari and Maile Young, a video on suicide prevention. Cody Copitzky, Riley Haney and Sam Young also won for their “Veterans Video” PSA.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 10:41AM
Learning soccer the Wildcat way means taking on the game in a way that’s captivating and fun. Teaching that method for boys and girls ages 5 to 13, four-day Wildcat Attack camps return starting July 8 and are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at Mount Si High School. Cost is $100, with a price break for additional family members.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 10:33AM
Si View Community Center hosts its annual Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Cost is $28 per couple, plus $10 for each additional daughter. Professional pictures will be available to purchase, plus snacks will be available to keep the family’s energy up
- Jun 4, 2014 at 10:37AM
Reading is a big deal at North Bend Elementary, where youngsters are racking up huge numbers in reading every day. Millions is no exaggeration, either; 14 students have read more than a million words in the school’s Accelerated Reader program since it was implemented Sept. 23, and one has read more than 3.6 million words. Tanner Swanson, a third grader, leads the field with 3,659,000 words, and counting. He’s a marvel to teacher Chrissy McCloskey, who administers the program, and an inspiration to other students.