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Good job, Reichert, for protecting Middle Fork | Letters

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

I am pleased to see my Congressman, Dave Reichert, receive recognition for a job well done for the residents of the 8th District. In late July, the House Natural Resources Committee scheduled a Reichert-sponsored bill to the floor for a vote that expands the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and puts protections on the Middle Fork-Snoqualmie River.

North Bend receives federal grant for Torguson Park

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 1:56PM

Washington state is set to receive nearly $1 million for four local park and trail projects from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF. The city of North Bend will receive $250,000 to build a plaza and loop trail in Torguson Park, unifying the city’s main athletic fields by providing a central gathering space.

Out of the Past | All hell breaks loose in Preston

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 2:06PM

To many preservation-minded Preston residents, it suddenly seems as if all hell has broken loose. In the last few weeks, they have seen a county recommendation to change zoning at the old Preston Lumber Mill from forestry to industrial;

Learn about immigrants who built Snoqualmie at Dave Battey talk

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 2:11PM

Snoqualmie historian Dave Battey tells the story of local immigrants in a special presentation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Snoqualmie YMCA. Battey tells the story of immigrant Japanese labor in the local lumber industry, and their families. He covers early challenges for Japanese immigrants, the growth of the Japanese communities at the Snoqualmie Falls and White River mills, and internment after Pearl Harbor.

Thank you, voters, for Snoqualmie school levy support

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 9:42AM

We are extremely grateful to the community for supporting the school district levy propositions earlier this month. By supporting and passing these propositions on February 11, Snoqualmie Valley voters have once again chosen to make an investment in this community, in their schools, and in all children.

Dine out of a cause: Y annual campaign dinner at Ana's

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 9:14AM

A fundraiser dinner for the Snoqualmie Y's Annual Campaign is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 25, at Ana's Family Style Mexican Restaurant in Snoqualmie. Diners can learn about how the Y helps people and families in need. Proceeds from Ana's red and green enchiladas are donated to the Y's 2014 campaign goal of $58,000.

Washington Filmworks to explore the Valley in March

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 9:41AM

Washington Filmworks will be visiting to explore the Snoqualmie Valley and talk about the future of filming movies, TV shows and commercials locally at the March luncheon of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

State experienced: Mount Si's Eli Clure finishes fourth, Ryley Absher fifth at Mat Classic

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:28AM

The van was packed up and the wrestlers were assembled for the trip to Tacoma when squeals from the stadium interrupted. The makeshift parade of parents, siblings and kids from Ryley Absher's mom's preschool, Imagination Station, surprised the Mount Si wrestling delegation before they left for state. Mount Si wrestling has consistently sent groups to the Mat Classic at Tacoma over the years. This season, the Wildcats sent one regional champ, Eli Clure, fellow senior Abscher, and a sophomore, Andrew Harris, with senior Tanner Stahl accompanying as an alternate.

Say good-bye to North Bend police officers Thursday

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:33AM

As King County's 40-year police contract with North Bend comes to an end, the substation at 1550 Boalch Avenue will open to the community for the last time Feb. 27. Community members are invited to an open house, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 to send off the officers, share memories and look ahead. Many current and former deputies will be there.

Third at state: Mount Si gymnastics teams cap season at the dome; Two to graduate

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:29AM

Moments after practicing her floor routine, Jenn Rogers did it again, for a special audience—the much younger athletes at Mount Si Gymnastics Academy. "They wanted to watch, so the kids can see my energy," said the junior, who has worked here for the past two years, coaching 6- and 7-year-olds. "It's awesome to be able to pass my passion on to the little kids," Rogers says. They in turn watch her at high school meets.

Wildcat boys end energetic season at Bainbridge Island

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:32AM

Mount Si boys basketball team ended their season last Saturday, Feb. 15, on the road against Bainbridge Island, falling 62-47 to the Spartans. The Wildcats came into the match from a win over Liberty two days prior, but fell to a Bainbridge team that dominated on rebounds in the first round of the SeaKing Districts.

Hot questions for Congressman Dave Reichert on flood, tax reform in Snoqualmie Chamber visit | Photo gallery

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 4:03PM

Congressman Dave Reichert shed his jacket early in his talk Friday at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, but he hadn’t even gotten to the day’s hot topic. Reichert, U.S. Representative to the House for Washington’s 8th District, covered the recent government shut-down and debt ceiling vote (aggravated by party conflicts), tax reform (potentially from six tax brackets down to three), health insurance (look for more information), immigration reform (much needed), legalizing recreational marijuana (“Why are we telling our kids it’s OK to smoke pot when we’re trying to tell them it’s not OK to smoke cigarettes?”), and minimum wage legislation in the Senate (doesn’t have enough support to pass the House).

Barko! Valley Animal Partners plan a Bunco Bash fundraiser

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:38PM

Valley Animal Partners' second annual "Barko" Bunko Bash is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Si View Community Center, 400 Southeast Orchard Dr., North Bend. The event is a fundraiser for VAP's non-profit fund to spay and neuter local pets, to prevent pet overpopulation. Admission is $25 per person, or $75 for a table of four, and includes the game, appetizers, a drink ticket, raffles, prizes and shopping.

State title for Cedarcrest grappler Ely Malametz

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:40PM

Cedarcrest wrestler Ely Malametz holds a state title in wrestling. Wrestling in the 2A 160-pound class at Tacoma’s Mat Classic, the senior pinned Zach Braun of W.F. West in four minutes, 41 seconds in the first round, then beat Colville’s Ryley Smith on points, 2-0. He won a 6-2 decision over Sumner’s Jed Schliesman, and took down Elijah Camacho of River Ridge in a 9-1 decision to take gold.

District uses technology to boost public access

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:18PM

Snoqualmie Valley School District has launched a new cloud-based program, BoardDocs LT, to improve public access to school board information. The paperless system allows the district to distribute documents for school board meetings more quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively, saving time and resources, as well as offering greater public access to agenda items and other board-related information on the district website.

Submit short films for Black Dog Flash Fest

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:35PM

The Black Dog Arts Coalition is accepting submissions for its 2014 Flash Film Fest. The contest is open to all ages from teen to adult. Any genre is accepted from documentary, mockumentary, animation, but they are only taking a limited number of “R” rated films, as this is an all-ages show.

Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange, Garden Fair coming to Carnation

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:39PM

Gardeners and small farmers will find more than seeds this year at the Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange and Garden Fair. This fourth annual exchange will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation. The all-volunteer event is part of a movement to preserve small scale, regionally adapted, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.

To serve and protect: Perspectives on policing from the new Snoqualmie Valley department

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:35PM

A bump in the night, a suspicious vehicle parked out on the street, or that uncomfortable feeling you have when strange people show up periodically who don’t belong in the neighborhood. These are a few of the reasons why block watch programs, such as a neighborhood watch, are important to have.

Volunteer for March 1 native plant salvage and help keep Valley green

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:05PM

Land in Snoqualmie that is scheduled for clearing and development can still provide benefits to habitat elsewhere in King County – but only with volunteer help. Join with other volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1, digging up native trees and shrubs from land that is scheduled to be cleared for a school and housing development. Volunteers who dig for King County in the morning can dig plants for themselves from noon to 2 p.m.

Orphan Train author to give book talk, signing at Valley Center Stage

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:43PM

“Orphan Train” novel author Christina Baker Kline will give a book talk and signing, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way. This free program is sponsored by King County Library System, Valley Center Stage and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society.

Snoqualmie council eyes tribal tax exemption bill with apprehension

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:46PM

Snoqualmie’s city council is watching the progress of a state bill exempting tribe-owned land from property taxes with growing concern, wondering how that change would affect everyone else’s taxes. Council and staff weighed in on the potential negatives of a state bill exempting tribal property from tax during the committee-of-the-whole discussions on February 10 and 24.

Gilbert Pettersen, first boy to score a touchdown for Mount Si, dies at 85

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:42PM

Gilbert Pettersen, 85, died November 29, 2013, at home in Deary, Idaho. He was born March 9, 1928, to William F. and L. Miriam Petterson at the Weyerhaeuser hospital in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., the oldest of six children. Gilbert graduated from Mount Si High School in 1946, where he scored the first-ever touchdown for Mount Si in 1944. He graduated from the University of Redlands, at Redlands, Calif., in 1960. He became an insurance adjustor and eventually owned his own Farmer’s Insurance agency at Palm Desert, Calif.

For Two Rivers School students, amateur transmission brings a window on a wider world

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:45PM

Two Rivers School in North Bend became a ham radio station for a day, Feb. 12 during the nationwide School Club Roundup event. Middle school teachaer Joe Burgener, with assistance and equipment from parent volunteer Stephen Kangas, introduced students to the world of amateur radio.

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary asks for grant requests

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:40PM

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club is soliciting community service grant requests to help non-profit organizations throughout the Valley. The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, March 12.

50 years of marriage for Snoqualmie's Kay and Larry Boyle

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 2:40PM

This letter is an expression of thanks to our family and friends who helped us celebrate 50 years of marriage. Our family gave us a party at the Woodman Lodge, with amazing planning, including great food, wonderful old family pictures, beautiful decorations, a fabulous photographer (Mary Miller Photography) and the best cakes ever!

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