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- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:41PM
Encompass, which recently won the 2014 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award for “Most Loved Summer Camps” in Snoqualmie Valley, will offer 43 week-long half-day camps between June 23 and August 15. The camps will cover a wide range of interests for children ages 2 to 10 years old and registration opens March 25. The variety of camps offered is reflected in the camp names, from “Mini Monets”, “LEGO Mayhem”, “Space Explorers”, “Cooking with Disney”, “Rescue 911”, “Broadway Bound”, “Under the Sea” and “Mythbusters.” The camps cover a wide selection of activities that are sure to spark excitement and wonder in children.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM
Rotarians, their off-from-school children, and volunteers with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank formed a human chain to hustle inside 2,000 pounds of food on Friday, Jan. 21. The Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club used $5,000 from the 2013 Rotary Golf Tournament to purchase a truckload of goods from Costco, which is being used to fill the recently opened food bank’s coffers.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank’s 501(c)3 tax exempt status application has been filed, and is being processed. Thanks are due the many volunteers who have worked hard to open the doors of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank every week. Special thanks should go to Krista Holmberg and Heidi Dukich, who are spending endless hours, without pay so far, reorganizing operations and soliciting funds supporting the food bank.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 9:00AM
As much a reunion as a farewell party, the open house at North Bend’s now-closed police substation brought together more than 40 deputies and about that many community members Thursday, Feb. 27. Visitors swapped stories of policing and pranks, deputies traded jabs about who did all the work, and everyone expressed their thanks and how much the officers would be missed. Roger Connelly, one of North Bend’s last city cops and one of the first to serve here with the county, broke out his old KCSO jacket for the occasion.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 10:00AM
The campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area reached a milestone recently with more than 1,000 people signing the petition. Twenty years of conservation have led to protected wilderness, working farms and forests, extensive outdoor recreation, and prime wildlife habitat, all on the doorstep of the 15th largest metropolitan area in the nation. Now it is time to conserve the Greenway for future generations.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00PM
Dave Battey uses historic photographs from the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society to weave a PowerPoint presented history of the city of Snoqualmie from the ice age through the 1950’s, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Snoqualmie Y. Cataclysmic beginnings, Native Americans, early settlers, the growth of logging and agriculture, the coming of the railroads - and much more.
- Mar 13, 2014 at 11:53AM
The city of Snoqualmie issued a call to action this week, calling on residents to help fight a bill that changes the property tax burden paid by Washington's Indian tribes. Passage of House Bill 1287, which is on Governor Jay Inslee’s desk, would waive property tax obligations on property owned by tribes. The city says the bill is flawed, and could ultimately shift the tax burden from tribes to all other city residents.
- Mar 13, 2014 at 3:51PM
Washington Filmworks, in town to meet the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, is touring the Valley in search of potential film sites for movies, TV shows, or commercials. The Chamber is seeking tips from the Valley. Filmworks wants scenic or historical spaces, ideally, privately-owned. Send your info on the property, including where it is located, who owns it, why it is filmworthy, and whether the owner would allow Filmworks to document it on March 21. E-mail your suggestions to Chamber staffer Kaylee Hardman at email@example.com.
- Mar 13, 2014 at 3:59PM
Ventriloquist Jerry Breeden will amaze all ages with his vocal tricks at the next Family Night, 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Si View Community Center. A ventriloquist is a performer who is able to speak in a way that makes it appear that the words are being said by a large doll.
Out of the Past: Fire destroys everything at Fall City second-hand store; Wildcat basketballers get support at state
- Mar 13, 2014 at 4:00PM
• This year marks the 30th consecutive performance of the Fall City Passion Play. The local version, been seen by nearly 64,000 people, is one of the very few passion plays in the country that is produced annually. It began in 1959 as part of the Easter program at the Fall City Methodist Church, and is now performed by the Forest Theater.
- Mar 13, 2014 at 3:54PM
Camp Terry Camp Terry I want to go By the Raging River Where the clear waters flow That's the Camp Terry song, created by Charlie, an avid camper who’s been coming to this YMCA summer camp at Preston since he was old enough to go, with help from his family. Children and teens learn responsibility, core values and the love of the outdoors at Camp Terry, located by the bank of the Raging River.
- Mar 13, 2014 at 3:55PM
The Black Dog Arts Coalition’s first Flash Film Fest, showcasing local short films, is 8 to 10 p.m. March 13, 14 and 15 at the Black Dogs Arts Café in Snoqualmie. The festival contest is open to teen and adult filmmakers.
Gas siphoning thief damages Snoqualmie woman's car; Radio-controlled plane does elk flyby | Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire calls
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:36PM
On March 3, a caller in Snoqualmie reported damage to her car caused by someone attempting to siphon gas. The car was parked in the victim’s driveway, and its gas tank cover was damaged, but no gas was taken. The caller requested extra patrols in the area.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:22PM
A 13-year-old Carnation kid is making a big name for himself in the world of Pokémon. Henry Maxon is one of the best players of the Pokémon video game in the nation, and indeed the world. After a weekend of head-to-head battles, he earned the title of Pokémon Winter Regional Champion at the 2014 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships, held in January at Salem, Ore. That means he’s among the five top champions to compete in the Pokémon Trading Card Game right now in North America.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:23PM
Carnation’s new police officer is back. Scott Allen, who got his first job in law enforcement 17 years ago with Carnation’s police department, is once again patrolling the city, this time as both a King County Sheriff’s Deputy and Carnation’s dedicated full-time cop. “For the last two years or so, I’ve been wanting to get back to patrol,” Allen said, “I’ve been wanting to get back out here to familiar territory, because I know all the people who work out here.”
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:18PM
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, downtown Snoqualmie merchants are hosting “Snoqualmie Go Braugh,” a weeklong event which offers Irish-themed food, drinks, music and promotional specials. The festivities started Monday, and end Saturday, March 15. Part of the fun is the “Quest for Uncle Si’s Lost Gold.” Contestants must obtain a passport, which lists participating businesses, along with a set of limericks describing those businesses.. The lucky winner will receive $100 in golden coins.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:19PM
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Carnation with dinner and a pint, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday March 15, at Sno-Valley Tilth’s second annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash. Tilth is partnering with the Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, this year for a bigger and better bash.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 4:26PM
Raven TV at Twin Falls Middle School is pretty cool, but the President of the United States is not likely to sit down and watch an episode. The guy just doesn’t have time to watch a lot of TV. On Friday, Feb. 28, though, he freed up an afternoon, to watch a different Twin Falls production.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:48AM
Continuity. That’s what I show the Cub Scouts, every time they tour our office. And that happens more often than you think. About half a dozen times a year, I open the door at our Snoqualmie office to groups of Tigers, Webelos and assorted Cubs, to help them earn their media badges. A badge entails a trip to a local media business, and since we’re the closest, many den moms and troop leaders come to us.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:46AM
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Damon N. Miller has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Elnlisted Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55AM
Two recent events confirmed the value of Eastside Fire & Rescue to North Bend. One was an initial agreement by most of the partners to pay a larger share of the costs in order to preserve the service. The other was a long-awaited fire protection rating improvement that will lower premiums in April. Deputy Fire Chief Bud Backer told North Bend’s City Council about the change Jan. 7, predicting the new rating would lower insurance costs for city residents as well as many in the surrounding area. North Bend’s rating changed from a 5 to a 4.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:49AM
King County residents got their property tax bills in February. County-wide, total property valuations are approaching pre-recession levels at $340.6 billion—in 2008, total property value was $341 billion—and are up 7.6 percent overall from 2013, which was $314.7 billion. “Property values for King County have continued to show signs of strengthening as we emerge from the Great Recession,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “Of the 86 residential geographic areas in King County designated by the Department of Assessments, we saw a residential valuation decrease only in 10 areas for the 2013 assessment year.”
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:47AM
Snoqualmie resident and Eastside Catholic School student Rose Young earned an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Young won an award for her mixed media work, “Victim.” Teens in grades seven through 12, from public, private or home schools, can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 10:15AM
North Bend dentist Kelly Garwood’s new digs in downtown North Bend are full of surprises, some of which she may show you at her open house, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Garwood moved last December into her new location, the former home of North Bend Montessori school. An extensive remodel, a new home in the heart of North Bend, and some smart additions have made for positive changes for Garwood, her team and her patients.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55AM
Harry Buhler of John L. Scott has retired from real estate after 41 years, 18 of it affiliated with the North Bend office. Prior to that, he was associate broker and manager of North Bend’s Eastside Realty office for 23 years. “How times have changed since I started selling real estate in 1973,” remembered Buhler. “Beginning that year, I would try to drum up business by going door-knocking in an attempt to obtain a listing. Back in those days, there was very little competition in real estate, as no agents would drive way up to North Bend or Snoqualmie. In meeting potential clients... I would ask if they were thinking about selling. Most were not. However, one neighbor down the street was thinking of selling. Sure enough, the neighbor was ready to sell. That was how I got my first real estate listing.