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Out of the Past: Snoqualmie adopts fighting stance; rescuers search for crash survivors

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 11:11AM

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record's archives:

Meeting set at Preston on King Conservation District focus

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:16PM

After 15 months working with a specially convened task force and advisory committee, the King Conservation District is in the process of completing a proposed program targeting six essential areas to focus its efforts in the coming years. Areas such as rural and urban farm plans, the regional food system and small lot forestry are being targeted. As a special funding district, King Conservation District has legislative authority to propose a per parcel rate to fund its program. This fee is collected through a system of rates and charges and requires approval by the King County Council.

Meet Eastside Catholic’s Valley Class of 2014

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:21PM

Fifteen Eastside Catholic High School seniors from the Valley graduated Sunday, June 8, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. EC’s Valley grads 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.

Retirements mean changes in Snoqualmie Valley school staff

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:23PM

This month, 19 Snoqualmie Valley School District staffers begin their retirements, and several staff changes have been made to cover their duties. In the administrative offices of the district, retiring Assistant Superintendent Don McConkey’s role will be shared; Dan Schlotfeldt, former principal at Fall City Elementary School, will become the district’s Director of Elementary Education, and Ruth Moen’s role will transition to a Director of Instructional Support and Secondary Education. McConkey’s operations responsibilities will also be shared, between Jeff Hogan, Executive Director of Instructional Technology and Ryan Stokes, Business Services Director. Hogan will focus on teaching, learning and programs, while Stokes manages finance and operations.

19-year-old man dies in industrial accident at Duvall

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:54PM

Duvall Police are notifying residents about a death that happened Monday morning, July 7. At about 9 a.m, Duvall Police and Fire Departments responded to a report that a 19-year-old man had died in accident involving a fall into a piece of industrial machinery, while working at a city residence.

Wildcat Workers to spruce up the Valley for football funds

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:24PM

The football season is a few months away, but Mount Si players are getting ready in a way that can help locals with their yard work projects. In the Wildcat Worker program, Mount Si players sign up for yard work. Rates are $10 an hour per worker, with the money going to pay for their high school football costs. It takes financial pressure off their families, and is a win-win for the athletes, their team and local homeowners.

Valley teen Rachel Mallasch’s video gets second place in Toyota challenge

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:22PM

Rachel Mallasch, a 2014 graduate of Mount Si High School, is the second place winner of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. The Challenge is part of Toyota and Discovery Education’s joint Toyota Teen Driver program, created to help teens avoid distractions and stay safe behind the wheel. Now in its third year, the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge asks students across the country to produce short videos that inspire their peers to avoid distractions while behind the wheel. Mallasch’s video was chosen out of 1,000 video entries submitted from students nationwide through online voting.

Health trumps honey when Valley beekeepers domesticate wild Carnation colony | Photo Gallery

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 1:28PM

Jerri Johnson walks right up to the hives, abuzz with hundreds of thousands of bees. No mask. No gloves. No bee suit. And he’s as calm as can be. “We’re in harmony,” says Johnson, who keeps four hives in his sprawling Snoqualmie garden. “I would never be a threat to them. They’re not a threat to me. I can get just as close as I want.” Like any beekeeper, Johnson occasionally gets stung. The last time was a few hours ago. It didn’t faze him, and he approaches one busy hive without mask or gloves to make a point: that these wild bees are pretty cool.

People-watching at Carnation's rip-roaring Fourth of July party | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 5:48PM

Elga Gunstone, 95, comes to the Carnation Fourth of the July for the people. “I stay until they’re all gone,” said this longtime Fourth fan, who hasn’t missed a parade in at least a decade. Gunstone took in the show from right next to the parade stage, watching as floats, cars, youth groups and businesses strutted and rolled past for more than an hour Friday.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital may go to Overlake | District exploring autumn sale

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 5:51PM

The foundation is poured, the walls are up and the tower cap freshly lifted in place at what, for now, is the future Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. When it opens, however, the new hospital may be a branch of Bellevue’s Overlake Hospital Medical Center. King County Public Hospital District No. 4, the rural district centered on Snoqualmie, is considering selling its hospital and clinics to Overlake. The district’s board of commissioners approved a letter of intent to negotiate a sale at their Thursday, July 3, regular meeting.

Fog may have caused fatal Fall City plane crash

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 4:24PM

A 70-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning when his small plane crashed at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course at 8:15 a.m. He was alone in the 1958 Cessna 182, which took off from the nearby Fall City Airport in a heavy fog just minutes earlier, and was the only victim of the crash. The dense fog that may have contributed to the accident dissipated within an hour, revealing a violent crash that tore the wings from the plane, flipped it upside down and, according to the golf course supervisor who saw the crash, threw the pilot nearly 50 feet from the fuselage. Visiting the site in the early afternoon, Larry LaFevre, president of Fall City Airport Association where the victim rented space, was saddened and confused.

Snoqualmie Tribe gets Seattle mayor's award for arts, culture donations

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:26PM

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray honored Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in June as the recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for Cultural Investment. The Arts Awards are given in six categories and the winners are chosen from a pool of public nominations. This year there were more than 650 nominations. The Mayor’s Awards recognize the contributions of artists, arts, and cultural organizations and community members who make Seattle a city of creativity.

Recycle your junk when Wastemobile comes to Snoqualmie, for three days starting Friday

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:25PM

All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its one and only stop this year in Snoqualmie, July 11 to 13. The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Discussion series offered by SnoValley Tilth, starts Monday

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:37PM

SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, food-eaters, and the community as a whole. This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer. In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase. Our objective is to allow area residents to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from your producer does (or doesn’t!) matter to you.

Nobody hurt, but Snoqualmie home burns in fireworks accident

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:47PM

An early evening fire damaged a home in the 6600 block of Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, on Friday, July 4. No one was injured in the fire, which seemed to have started on the roof of the home. At 5:19 p.m., the Snoqualmie Fire Department was dispatched to the Snoqualmie Ridge fire. They arrived on scene at 5:27 p.m., and were assisted by Eastside Fire & Rescue units from North Bend and Fall City, and Bellevue paramedics.

Fall City's chefs come together for Relay for Life fundraiser dinner Thursday

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:21PM

Fall City Roadhouse and Inn hosts Dinner in the Garden, a five-course fundraiser for Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, featuring the cuisine of Chef Benjamin Riggs of the Roadhouse, Chef Sean Langan of Fall City Bistro, and celebrity chef Brendan O’Farrell. The dinner is Thursday, July 10, by ticket only, at the Roadhouse, 4200 Preston-Fall City Road.

North Bend's huge explosion ruled accidental, clean-up can begin

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:22PM

Natural gas was a factor in an April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way, but it was an accident, according to a report coming from the King County Fire Investigation Unit. “We are comfortable it was an accidental event,” said Craig Muller, who completed his report last week. A release of natural gas in the Pizza Place building, undergoing renovation for a new business that was reportedly days away from opening, contributed to the blast. “It appeared that a couple of valves had been inadvertently left open,” Muller said.

Food bank seeks ops manager

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 1:55PM

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank in North Bend is taking applications for a part-time operations manager, to start immediately. Applications are due by Wednesday, Jan. 21.

North Bend names DeBerg Employee of Year

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:20PM

North Bend project manager and project engineer Don DeBerg is the city’s 2014 Employee of the Year. He received the honor at the city’s annual employee recognition lunch Dec. 12.

Match tool links volunteers, orgs

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network has developed an online tool for people interested in volunteering in the Valley, Sno-Valley Volunteer Match.

Snoqualmie Parks, Planning applications due Jan. 9

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:23PM

The city of Snoqualmie is seeking new members for vacant positions on citizen boards and commissions. Both the Parks Board and the Planning Commission have openings. Appointments are made by the Snoqualmie Mayor.

Flood day: Snoqualmie swells in a flash, drops overnight

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:30PM

Flooding was intense, but short-lived in Snoqualmie on Monday morning. The Snoqualmie River was rising noticeably every hour, as residents and businesses kept an eye on the water.

Flood day: Snoqualmie swells in a flash, drops overnight

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 3:16PM

Flooding was intense, but short-lived in Snoqualmie on Monday morning. The Snoqualmie River was rising noticeably every hour, as residents and businesses kept an eye on the water.

Fourth of July streaker raises eyebrows in North Bend | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:11PM

At 9:13 p.m. last Friday, July 4, a caller in the 400 block of East Third Street in North Bend reported that a blonde woman in her 50s had undressed at the school playground, and was running down Third Street wearing only her underwear. She was also spotted behind the QFC, then eastbound on North Bend Way, then running up Orchard Street toward the Si View Community Park.

Out of the Past | Prison proposed for North Bend; Former Valley man sentenced to life for murder

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:06PM

A former Snoqualmie resident has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the aggravated murders of two Eastside men on Thanksgiving eve, 1986. Rick Melvin Peerson, 33, lived in Ernie’s Grove prior to a fugitive flight to North Dakota, where he was arrested after a shootout with police.

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