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- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:26PM
King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37PM
The sale of the Valley Hospital to Overlake Hospital has the potential to lower our property taxes while maintaining quality health care in the Valley, a rare opportunity these days to be sure.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM
Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the Finally Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk features works by local artists hanging in historic Snoqualmie’s shops.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 9:17AM
Valley Center Stage presents its second annual Theater in the Park event, Story Theatre, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Story Theatre, by Paul Sills, is a play with music, adapted from the Grimm's Brothers fairy tales. The interactive play is suitable for all ages.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM
The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 28, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM
John David “Dave” Mcfarlane was born on Aug. 31, 1963, in Snoqualmie. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1981. Following high school, Dave served his country in the United States Navy from 1981 to 1986. He was stationed on the USS George Washington Carver submarine as a nuclear propulsion plant operator-electrical. He worked at the Boeing Company in Everett, where he spent the next 25 years primarily on the 747 and 777 wing lines. Mcfarlane loved to bungee jump, parachute out of perfectly good airplanes, ride motocross, snow skiing and traveling.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:38PM
This week in North Bend is the last for a group of derelict buildings and blackberry bushes on the city’s Main Avenue. Crews with Weber Construction of Snoqualmie were expected to begin clearing the sites at 111 and 115 Main Avenue North on Monday, in a $48,000 project to improve public safety and downtown parking.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM
Fall City Day has come and gone, but the thank-you’s roll on. Weather was perfect for 800 runners who participated in the Fall City Days Fun Run. Our amazing crew of volunteers led by Perry and Sharon Wilkins, Kirk and Sophie Harris, and Kirk Dunckel organized and ran a great event. Even more fun comes in September when we give away all of our proceeds, minus costs, back to our community organizations. The Raging River Riders 50th anniversary was evident in the parade and fair theme. Thank you to Libby, Laurie E., Lisa, Nikki, Brandon, Bill A. and Dan and Terri D., as they did a great job on everyone’s favorite part of the day.
- Jul 28, 2014 at 9:03AM
Drivers planning trips over Snoqualmie Pass this week need to plan for added travel due to single lane closures and nightly rock blasting closures. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close Interstate 90 for rock blasting at 8 p.m. each night for about an hour Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31. Westbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and eastbound traffic will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).
- Jul 29, 2014 at 2:47PM
North Bend is about half the size of Snoqualmie, but at least the city’s equal in police statistics. In the first three months of the Snoqualmie Police Department’s contract to cover North Bend, the department saw nearly as much activity in North Bend, population about 6,500, as it did in the first six months of the year for Snoqualmie, population 12,500. Calls for service in North Bend totaled 2,021, and in Snoqualmie, 2,873.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 2:47PM
Lifetime Preston resident Randal Philip Nelson, 94, died Saturday, July 19, at home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Preston Cemetery in Preston. Randal was born October 22, 1919, at Swedish Hospital, in Seattle, to Florence E. (Holmgren) and Philip C. Nelson. He grew up in the Swedish community of Preston. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1937 and attended the University of Washington.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 3:04PM
Fans of the cult phenomenon “Twin Peaks” will come from all over the world Aug. 1 through 3 to eat doughnuts and cherry pie, meet friends, watch David Lynch films, visit the filming locations in the Valley, and generally just celebrate their passion for the early 90s television show. Tickets for the 21-year-old event sold out in early June; typically about 150 people attend the festival, which has its base at the Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 3:54PM
Since the fall of 2009 when King County completed a levee removal project in Tolt Mac-Donald Park, Carnation, the Tolt River hasn’t seen significant flooding. It’s a good thing for the surrounding area, but not a true test of the project, which is similar to the Upper Carlson Floodplain Restoration project underway near Fall City.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 3:00PM
An arts event, CabinFever’s Premier of “Salutations: A Tour Through Your Departure and Arrival” is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 N.E. 40th St., Carnation. CabinFever, a Seattle performing arts company, does an original show, with dance, music and artistic installation inspired by the house barn of Roger Thorson. The show explores the power of the witness and how a home serves as the constant in the lives of the hearts who inhabit them. Each evening show will include an artist talk-back.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 3:01PM
A handful of Snoqualmie Valley offices are on the state’s primary ballot, sent out to all voters earlier this month. Voters can make their choices for the candidates to appear on the November general election ballot at the federal, state and judicial level.
Floods, fish and farms: Floodplain project on the Snoqualmie’s Carlson stretch resets river’s history
- Jul 29, 2014 at 3:13PM
Uprooted trees lay flattened in the glare of the sun on the north bank of the Snoqualmie River. The dirt, churned up for the first time in decades, was a uniform, sun-baked beige color, and in its narrow channel, the river lazed past, too quiet to drown out the surprised chatter from a group of visitors. Almost two months along, the $4 million Upper Carlson floodplain project looked rough when the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum stopped here on its annual floodplain tour July 16. But it was also a good example of the Forum’s efforts on what presenters called “the three F’s,” fish, farms and flooding.
- Jul 30, 2014 at 4:58PM
North Bend's Nursery at Mount Si hosts Sallal Grange's regular open mic night, Grangestock, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. The Grange's outdoor open mic happens only once a year. Enjoy food, beverages and desserts at the Nursery's scenic setting, and support Sallal Grange's many community activities. There is a suggested donation of $5 to $10.
- Jul 30, 2014 at 5:17PM
The Upper Valley’s second annual National Night Out is 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Snoqualmie Police station, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Residents of Snoqualmie and North Bend are invited to take part. The evening includes a barbecue and activities for families and children, a bouncy house, mechanical bull, airbrush tattoos, and vendors talking about safety awareness and providing information.
- Jul 30, 2014 at 5:14PM
The King County Assessor mailed 2014 property valuations to all residential property owners in Snoqualmie Ridge on July 24. In this area, residential property values generally increased by 23.1 percent but individual property values might vary. The assessor’s office will continue to mail out residential and commercial valuation notices to taxpayers throughout the rest of King County between July and October.
- Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00PM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is seeking artists of all ages and in all media to submit artwork for its August through October art display rotation, “Magical Moments in the Valley.” The show will be at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Valley Visitor Information Center. Artists of all ages and in all media are invited to submit artwork.
- Jul 30, 2014 at 5:15PM
Local youth can explore the mysteries of making robots in two Valley Robotics camps starting Monday, June 28. Junk Yard Wars for grades 1 through 4 is 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Junk Yard Wars for grades 4 through 8 is 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $150.
- Jul 30, 2014 at 5:13PM
Little Hurricane is coming to raise the roof, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Snoqualmie Community Park. The park is located at 35016 S.E. Ridge St., adjacent to the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA.
- Jul 31, 2014 at 11:25AM
Federal legislation expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating both the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers as "Wild and Scenic" has passed a significant milestone. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act (H.R. 361) passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee with a favorable recommendation.
- Jul 31, 2014 at 1:30PM
King County Public Hospital District No. 4’s Commissioners are elected by the people, and their role is provide access to good health care in this Valley. For 30 years, they’ve done that through a building, a team and an identity: In short, our own Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. And through good times and bad, through challenges and recessions and expansion plans, a locally run hospital has been a fact of life, a certainty.
Ready for anything: Former Snoqualmie mayor Fuzzy Fletcher goes into the disaster preparedness business
- Jul 31, 2014 at 1:29PM
Randy “Fuzzy” Fletcher is not out to scare you. He just wants to make you think, and better yet, make a plan. Fletcher, the former mayor of Snoqualmie, and his wife, Rebecca Bastian, recently went into business as Fletcher Consulting, offering disaster preparedness for businesses and families. They have operated the business since October out of their Maple Avenue home in Snoqualmie, offering everything from five-day kits to generator installation to plans for keeping a company up and running in a disaster.