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- Nov 28, 2013 at 9:00AM
Planned improvements to North Bend’s Torguson Park have been put on hold for another year after the federal Recreation and Conservation Office announced funding for three projects from a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant in October. Torguson Park did not receive funding.
- Nov 28, 2013 at 9:00AM
Avery M. Hamann of Fall City, a junior studying chemistry, earned a straight A average and made the honor roll at Oregon State University at Corvalis. She was one of 228 students earned straight As. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
Out of the Past: The assassination of John F. Kennedy; Home burns on Edgewick; Decision nears for Snoqualmie Ridge
- Nov 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: Nov. 28, 1963: A bereaved nation, still lying in a state of shock, said goodbye to John F. Kennedy on Monday. The memorial service is over, but the burden is ours to carry.
Mount Si shortstop Carson Breshears en route to Oregon and college baseball; But first, senior season
- Nov 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
For two seasons, Carson Breshears has been one of the Mount Si baseball team’s secret weapons. The athletic Breshears was Mount Si’s second hitter in the lineup as a junior in 2012, and held down the shortstop position. A physical presence and a quiet leader, he confirmed in November a verbal commitment to the University of Oregon for college play. “I might have to become an Oregon fan,” said Mount Si coach Zach Habben. “It’s a great opportunity for him.”
- Nov 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
The city of Snoqualmie is in the final weeks of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Challenge. The challenge kicked off in the spring with Snoqualmie contending with Kirkland, Tumwater, Anacortes, and Bainbridge Island for $40,000 toward a community solar power project. Snoqualmie already secured $20,000, but another $20,000 is on the line.
- Nov 30, 2013 at 4:53PM
River warning systems suggest high water is coming down the Snoqualmie this Sunday and Monday, Dec. 1 and 2. Floodzilla released NOAA flood crest forecasts Saturday saying the river will rise above flood levels, with water expected to crest at the Falls at 10 p.m. Sunday at 27,066 cubic feet per second, or 14.53 feet. Flood stage is 13 feet.
Thieves steal electrical meter right off downtown North Bend building: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:36AM
Meter thief: On Saturday morning, Nov. 16, King County sheriff's deputies received a report that someone had made off with the electrical meter from the Unity Masonic Lodge, 119 W. North Bend Way. The meter was pulled from the south wall of the building overnight, and the lodge has no power now. Puget Sound Energy was notified.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:32AM
Si View Metro Parks is hosting its 10th annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the historic Si View Community Center in North Bend. With a wide variety of locally handmade goods, the holiday bazaar is the perfect stop for local holiday shopping. Visitors will find an absolutely full house filled with unique, one of a kind arts and crafts from holiday wreaths and swags, candles, jewelry, custom wood creations, paper crafts, honey, baked goods and sweets, watercolor art to photography and more.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:26AM
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and King County hosted a tree planting event at Chinook Bend Natural Area in Carnation. Sponsored by PEMCO Insurance and supported by some hearty volunteers, including students from the University of Washington and Cub Scout Pack 568, almost 700 trees were planted along Snoqualmie River to restore critical habitat and provide protection for salmon.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:26AM
At its regular monthly public meeting in November, the state Board of Natural Resources (Board) authorized funds for the purchase of a 105.7-acre parcel in eastern King County that will preclude its commercial development. The $1.26 million purchase of the property, known as Echo Lake, from a group of private sellers effectively prevents nonforest-related development here. The site, which borders the Raging River State Forest managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is currently approved for 10 home sites.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:28AM
Is your family prepared for an emergency? During the next Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe will discuss ways to prepare your family and home for potential disasters and other emergencies. Monthly Lunch & Learn classes are held the first Thursday of the month at Snoqualmie Fire Station.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:37AM
An upcoming student exchange program, sponsored by the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, will again bring students from Peru to study at Mount Si High School. Five boys from Chaclacayo, Peru, are still in need of host families in Snoqualmie. That exchange will be from January 24 through February 25.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:38AM
A hunter apparently died of an accidental shooting Saturday evening near Duvall. According to a report from the King County Sheriff's Office, at about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, a sheriff's deputy was conducting an area check of a trailhead near the 17000 block of the Northeast Duvall-Monroe Road. As he entered the trailhead, he found a man who was dead next to his vehicle, with an obvious gunshot wound to the chest.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:41AM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and closed four and a half hours later, following a brief and minor flood event on the Snoqualmie River. Warnings came after heavy rain in the Snoqualmie River basin brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level, with high water conditions above flood stage predicted for late Sunday and early Monday. Since then, however, the weather outlook improved.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:31AM
“Did you know you’re awesome?” asked a parent to one of the instructors at a recent DMW Martial Arts class. Now, no doubt, they do. In October, two of the instructors at Snoqualmie Ridge-based DMW, Chris Buyagawan and Jake Hart, were awarded the “Teacher of the Month” award by the Macaroni Kid website, published by two moms that are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in the local community.
- Dec 3, 2013 at 2:38PM
With the impending gloom and damp of fall, parents of toddlers everywhere are getting in their park time while it’s still dry and sunny. For those ‘in the know’, though, there is a dryer place to play. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the school year.
- Dec 3, 2013 at 2:36PM
New rules, effective in January, to protect land managed by King County Parks from illegal dumping would mean fines of up to $500 for those caught trashing public property. “People have told us that illegal dumping in our parks is a problem, and we have heard them loud and clear,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Work to clean up illegal dumpsites takes time, money, and staff resources, which we would rather spend elsewhere.”
- Dec 3, 2013 at 2:37PM
The 14th annual Fall City Holiday Market is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd. The market offers many handmade items for sale from talented crafters and artists throughout the community, including candles, jewelry, lotions, soaps, honey, chocolates, jams and jelly, scarves, children’s clothes, American Girl Doll clothes, dog toys, yarn hats, fleece blankets, wine racks, table runners, placemats, children’s books, wood items, ornaments, glass blocks with lights and bows, art glass, stationery, pottery, bird feeders, recycled animal feed bags, and garden art.
- Dec 3, 2013 at 2:40PM
The Fall City Days Annual School Music Program & Tree Lighting Festival is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fall City Elementary School Gymnasium, 33314 SE 42nd Pl. Enjoy the sounds of the Fall City Elementary School Chorus along with Chief Kanim Middle School Choirs at the Fall City Elementary School gymnasium. Bring your camera, as Santa will be in his sleigh, ready to pose with your children. Following the music program, carol your way with Santa down to Olive Taylor Quigley Park, enjoy the sounds of the Mount Si High School Jazz Ensemble, start the countdown to light the trees and begin the after-party.
Kindergartners meet for ‘First Thanksgiving’ feast, lessons at North Bend Elementary | Photo Gallery
- Dec 3, 2013 at 5:22PM
Paper hats, some with Native American feathers, others with Pilgrim brims and bonnets, topped the boys and girls. Flame colored crepe paper combined with hula hoops to form pretend ‘bonfires.’ But the enormous spread of food was real enough. Kindergartners at North Bend Elementary celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the school gym.
The carver’s connection: Exchange between Snoqualmie Tribe’s crafters, Peruvian artists adds new ideas for sister cities | Photo Gallery
- Dec 3, 2013 at 5:17PM
The three men from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe didn’t speak much Spanish. The two visitors from Peru spoke hardly any English. But carvers know carvers, and the common, unspoken language of craft was enough to bring everyone together. This fall, the newest bonds to link Snoqualmie with its sister community in South America started to gel in a carving exchange between the visiting Peruvian artists and the craftsmen at the Tribe’s Snoqualmie carving barn.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Dec 5, 2013 at 6:04PM
The Snoqualmie Parks & Recreation Department and the Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association invite all to participate in the first annual Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest. It’s a way of encouraging the entire community to decorate and beautify homes, businesses and neighborhoods.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:23PM
The 14th annual Fall City Holiday Market is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd. The Fall City Historical Society table is back with its great gift ideas will include the 2014 Fall City Calendar, new collector’s beverage glass with “Fall City Brick School”, and a limited number of historic mugs. Come enjoy student performers from Chief Kanim Middle School Music Program. Band entertainment will include brass and saxophone quartets as well as flute and clarinet/oboe duets.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:28PM
The newest police officers to join the Snoqualmie Police Department, Daniel Chase Goddard, Anthony Graham, Dmitriy Vladis and Todd Wilson were sworn in on October 28, above, and pinned on their badges with help from their wives. Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson and North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing looked on, greeting Graham and the other officers.
Pat's rules: After 31 years as Snoqualmie's attorney, local native Pat Anderson handing off legal duties for retirement
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:50PM
Pat Anderson's career has taken a number of twists and turns. One road, however, kept leading him home. As a young lawyer, Anderson lucked out and got a job advising the government of his home city. He's been doing that job for more than 30 years, and his legal mind has become one of the longest serving institutional memories of the city. "An attorney always represents a client," said Anderson. "I advise the mayor and council when asked for advice. But when they've made a decision, it's my responsibility to use all lawful means to implement their decision. That's what I've tried to do, throughout my career."