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- Apr 2, 2014 at 1:50PM
As caretaker of the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, Brian Scott has a special vantage point on Snoqualmie Falls and the surrounding Valley. “From the scenic to wildlife to the yearly productions the theater puts on,” he says, “having a camera on hand opens the eye to see what it might not normally.” From the small hill behind his house, he snapped the winning photo in this year’s Amateur Photo Contest—a view of winter color on Snoqualmie Falls.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 2:05PM
The residents have voted, and the results are out. The 2014 Best of the Valley winners and finalists include:
- Apr 2, 2014 at 2:49PM
Fall City native Cathy Harris won first place in the people category for the photo of her son John, pond-skimming on skis at the Summit at Snoqualmie. “Last year my older son did it and made it across,” Harris told the Record. “This year, my younger son had to try it. He too made it across! Bragging rights!”
- Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM
Alan Hendrickson of North Bend won first place in the animal category for his shot, above, of a snowshoe rabbit on Stevens Pass. “We are beginner snowshoe enthusiasts, and normally go to Snoqualmie Pass,” Hendrickson told the Record in an e-mail. “But rain in the pass sent us toward Stevens for a new adventure. My new Nikon D7100 around my neck, we had just stopped for a sip of water, and this little cutie crawled out from under a tree.
- Sep 29, 2014 at 4:07PM
Volunteers are needed to help staff the new Color Me Rad 5K race, coming to Camp Korey in Carnation on Saturday, Oct. 4.
- Sep 29, 2014 at 4:09PM
I am writing to raise awareness of the brutal, unsafe, and irresponsible practice of horse slaughter.
One-lane traffic continues this week through downtown Snoqualmie; School buses will be given priority
- Sep 29, 2014 at 4:11PM
Expect traffic to back up during daytime construction in Snoqualmie this week.
- Sep 29, 2014 at 4:15PM
The Special Education Life Skills and Transition Classes at Mount Si High School are going to Disneyland in April 2015. To get there, they seek the community's help.
- Sep 29, 2014 at 4:20PM
A 28 year-old North Bend man who caused a fiery four-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, on I-90 was hospitalized at the critical-care Harborview Medical Center, and two other drivers suffered less serious injuries.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:09PM
Part of the first crop of teachers and students to work in Cascade View Elementary when it opened in 2005, Danielle Bernardo has spent her entire teaching career here. “This is my ninth year teaching,” she wrote. “I started here in fourth grade … and I haven’t left yet! It’s the perfect fit for me!”
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM
Named one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year, Karen Lewis has been working in the Snoqualmie Valley School District since 1990, when she started as a bus driver. She was trained as a driver by the district, and attended the state driver’s training school. In 2002, she became responsible for delivering that same training to new drivers, as a driver trainer and in 2009, she moved to her current role as transportation technician, responsible for dispatching buses, scheduling substitute route drivers, training for new drivers, and sports and field trip travel. She also drives routes.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:02PM
March 30, 1989: Harry Oestreich, former chairman and member of the school board, joined other School District 407 members in making their first public comment on the failed $9 million school bond for a new high school and remodel of TMS. Oestreich challenged foes to “get honest” and “forget tradition” when deciding how and where a new high school should be built.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15PM
Meet Carolyn Phelps, a Twin Falls Middle School teacher and one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year. Below, Phelps answers questions about her calling:
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27PM
Things took on a grand scale at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation luncheon March 20, starting with the full house. More than 230 participants attended the annual fundraiser at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, helping to raise nearly $100,000 for area schools this year alone. The days donations also put the foundation itself over the million dollar mark in total fundraising over its 25 years.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:30PM
Essentially Ellington, the high school jazz festival hosted annually by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is “an amazing program, educationally,” says Matt Wenman, band director at Mount Si High School. He could be talking about the three-day workshop that draws thousands of bands from across the country, or maybe the culminating competition among the most elite bands in the country. Then again, he’s equally likely to be talking about the months of extra effort that his 20-member Jazz I band put into their training this year, just to audition for the competition.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:07PM
For parents with questions about their children’s development, Encompass Northwest in North Bend offers free screenings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Parents will come away with a list of recommendations for their child regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 4:40PM
A public meeting and presentation on Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s possible affiliation and sale to Overlake Medical Center of Bellevue happens this week. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Snoqualmie City Hall, with a presentation by the district on the affiliation plan, and an update on new hospital construction.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 4:45PM
King County wants to ensure that all of its young people have a chance to thrive as children and succeed as adults. A Community Conversation on King County’s Youth Action Plan is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Place. All ages are welcome.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 11:48AM
Valley Center Stage in North Bend WA is holding auditions for its Christmas production, "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol." The director seeks roles for men, women and children.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 11:50AM
Citizens who want to participate in the Nov. 4 general election should prepare now. King County Elections will mail general election ballots to all registered voters on Oct. 15, so it’s important that citizens register to vote and keep their name, address and signature updated.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 12:11PM
The Valley’s first goldfish race made its debut a few weeks back, at Madison Grove Farm’s 5th Annual “Merlot in the Meadows” benefit event, held on Saturday, Aug. 23. For the past few years, several Mount Si Lions have personally supported Madison Grove, which is a non-profit equestrian farm in Fall City. This year, the club joined in.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 12:21PM
The old Mailbox Peak trail was a daunting route. Plagued by erosion due to its extremely steep grade, hikers routinely lost track of the trail. Now, visitors to this iconic mountain east of North Bend will have a much better time. Last weekend, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources celebrated the official opening of a new and improved Mailbox Peak trail, cutting a ribbon Saturday, Sept. 27, on National Public Lands Day.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 12:23PM
Mount Si senior outside hitter Anna McCreadie will bring her athleticism to Silicon Valley next fall. The local volleyball leader chose Santa Clara University, a private Catholic school in a San Francisco suburb, last May. She visited the campus, loved it, and will be signing her declaration of intent in November.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 12:41PM
Mount Si’s boys golf season is, as always, short, but this fall, it looks to be sweet as well. That’s because the Wildcats are led by a consistent group of seniors and juniors who are holding their own in 4A. The team has a 3-3 record, beating Inglemoor, Woodinville and Bothell, and losing to Issaquah, Skyline and Newport.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 2:50PM
On September 22, Snoqualmie updated its municipal code for special event permits at public parks. Previously, the city council had to approve all special event permits. But, according to a staff report, this created a more lengthy process for applicants, and made for additional staff work.