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- 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.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 10:21AM
Joyce DeLurme's second-grade class at Cascade View Elementary explored putting fun and silly movements into art last week, in a lesson inspired by American artist Keith Haring.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 11:10AM
Valley high school sports teams took their game to the state level this spring. While a top title wasn’t in the cards, local athletes did represent well. Competing in the state track and field tournament at the Tri-Cities, Mount Si’s girls squad finished tied for 13th, while the boys finished good for a tie for 25th.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 11:36AM
A stolen wood-carving was recovered within hours of its theft, with help from eyewitnesses and five nearby King County Sheriff’s deputies. The carving, an eagle statue standing more than three feet tall, was taken from the Snoqualmie River RV Park and Campground.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 11:14AM
Treat yourself to a taste of the wild when the Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group holds its annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stevens Ave., Carnation. The dinner and silent auctions supports the group’s mission to understand the local herd, minimize safety risks and damage, and to preserve the elk for recreation, education and aesthetic purposes.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 11:18AM
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is hosting an information meeting for prospective home buyers, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie. The meeting will provide information on the homes for sale, all located in Snoqualmie, and on Habitat’s selection criteria. Learn about becoming a “buyer-ready” Habitat family with considerations for need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.
- Jun 5, 2014 at 12:04PM
On Sunday, June 1, Camp Korey opened its gates for its annual Family Day Celebration to kick off the summer season. More than 400 people visited and tried arts and crafts, costumed photos, sports and field games, camp carnival games and other activities. Camp Korey provides year-round programming for children and their families living with serious and life-altering medical conditions, always free of charge. Many of the attendees are families who have benefited from the program, or new families getting their first taste of camp. “Our Family Day event is a great opportunity for all our camper families, supporters and community members to get together and just have fun,” states Cora Weed, Camp Director. “It’s a great kick off to our summer programing that starts June 23.”
- Jun 5, 2014 at 12:11PM
The Northwest Railway Museum invites children to treat their dads to a special train ride aboard the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad this Father’s Day weekend, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15. Fathers ride free when accompanied by their paying children – of any age.
- Jun 5, 2014 at 12:00PM
Fall City wedding and portrait photographers Tyler and Rachael Austin won gold in the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International's Awards of Excellence competition. The Austins' photo, which got a Gold Award in the wedding category, was captured in Snoqualmie at the train depot, even though creative lighting and their ability to turn a photo into a work of art may have viewers wondering exactly where the spot they took the photo actually was.
- Jun 5, 2014 at 12:06PM
Fifteen Eastside Catholic High School seniors from the Valley will graduate this weekend. Eastside Catholic holds its commencement at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Students to graduate include Johanna Kittridge, Laurel Meredith, Rosemary Young, Zoe Vierling–Coulter, Patrick Hillis, Alexander Carter, Shelby Hamilton, Madeline Racine, Grace Howland, Mathew Flowers, Luke Reents, Marcela Santos, Kenneth DePrez, Jacob MacDuff, and Dillion Kampp.