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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!

First round of Metro bus cuts takes effect Sept. 27

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 2:42PM

King County Metro Transit will make a first round of bus service cuts in the Valley and the wider region Sept. 27, canceling, reducing and revising bus routes. In the Valley, one bus route changes. Two others go away. Route 208, North Bend to Issaquah, is being changed. Trips will be added to provide two-way service during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Service frequency will be reduced from 60 minutes to 120 minutes.

'Evening for Education' tickets on sale

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tickets are on sale now for the Riverview Education Foundation's "Evening for Education" dinner auction, set for 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Marriott Hotel at Redmond Town Center.

Washington students named to Montana State University honor roll

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:50PM

The Montana State University 2013 fall semester honor roll included a couple of students from the Snoqualmie Valley. Patricia Prewitt of Snoqualmie, Tiana Smith of Carnation and Cassandra Chriest of Duvall were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, earning grade-point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Four Cedarcrest students earn National Merit Commendations

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:51PM

Cedarcrest High School seniors Kevin Robkin, Sean Watson, Rachel Wilhelm and Carson Wilk have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each student received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and Cedarcrest principal Clarence Lavarias.

Flood District announces reduction grant program

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:52PM

The King County Flood Control District is offering funding for programs that reduce the impact of flooding. This new grant fund program will target flood reduction projects throughout King County. Total funds available in 2014 will be $2.6 million. The types of projects that are eligible include addressing localized flooding; surface water overflows; near-shore flooding; lake flooding due to outflow blockage; assessment of existing conditions as part of creation of a lake management district, among others.

Another first for Mount Si Speech and Debate team

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:53PM

Mount Si High School’s speech and debate teams are having a stellar year, on the heels of last year’s successes which sent two students to national competition, where they placed both individually and as a team. This year’s club, competing in the Jan. 10 and 11 competition at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, claimed three of the top four places after nearly 28 hours of competition. The team of juniors Ryan Hartman and Kevin Pusich took first, followed by seniors Duncan Deutsch and Christian Henriksen in third, and seniors Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin in fourth.

Out of the Past: Leap year birthday means 76-year-old woman turns 19; Greg Hart hired as Mount Si asst. principal

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:54PM

Saturday, Feb. 29, will be Mrs. Elizabeth Parmelee’s 18th birthday, although she will be 76 years old. She was born on a leap year. This would be her 19th birthday, except one time she had to wait eight years for a birthday instead of four.

Mount Si High School wants student submissions for Festival of Arts

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 4:51PM

Mount Si High School's Festival of the Arts is now taking submissions for the annual event. The festival, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the high school library and in the Wildcat Court, is open to all students, not just those focused on art.

Cleanup starts at explosion site

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:06PM

Debris that settled over properties on North Bend Way in the early hours of April 25 is being cleaned up. Although the King County Fire Investigation Unit concluded in early July that the explosion was accidental, caused by natural gas, their investigation was one of many being run on the site. Individual property owners were also allowed to examine the accident scene.

Horses help soldiers, families heal when Warrior Family Retreat returns to Fall City

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:08PM

Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center, 32925 SE 46th St., Fall City, hosts a weekend of discovery, healing and fun with horses, for warrior families struggling through the challenges of long deployments.

Tour the Valley's new hospital at Chamber after Hours

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:18PM

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is giving members a sneak peek at the new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital this Wednesday, Aug. 27, as part of its monthly After Hours networking program. August's Chamber After Hours will be hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation, and co-hosted by the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and Taproom, who will be providing food and beverages.

Scott Dunlap wins 10th annual Boeing Classic golf tourney in front of 33,000 fans

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:20PM

For the second consecutive year, the Boeing Classic produced a first-time Champions Tour winner. Scott Dunlap emerged victorious after making birdie on the first playoff hole. The playoff was necessitated when Mark Brooks made six birdies over the final seven holes, erasing Dunlap’s three-stroke advantage. The two players finished 54 holes at 200 (-16), two strokes ahead of Gene Sauers.

Accidental shooting kills North Bend man

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:21PM

One man was killed and another was booked into King County Jail on manslaughter charges late Monday, Aug. 25, after an accidental shooting in North Bend. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police responded to the 4500 block of North Bend Way, North Bend, for a report of shots fired. The incident occurred in an apartment that the two men, brothers ages 42 and 46, shared.

Save your pets: Vaccination clinic coming up in North Bend

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:25PM

Valley Animal Partners is hosting a free vaccination clinic, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Mount Si Senior Center and Gardiner-Weeks Park, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. The clinic offers free vaccinations for dogs and cats, and $5 pet microchipping for the first 25 pets, to low-income Valley residents who could not otherwise afford them. Pet owners can also pick up free samples of pet food at the event.

State Rep. Jay Rodne to weigh in at regional housing summit

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:27PM

State Representative Jay Rodne, 5th District from Snoqualmie, will join other legislators, homebuilders and housing experts in the 2014 Housing Summit, hosted Tuesday, Sept. 23, by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Focusing on dwindling buildable land in the Puget Sound area, “Accommodating Housing Needs with Less Land” will include presentations by top housing experts.

Brandon Smith graduates Montana, goes to work for Sysco

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:28PM

Mount Si High School graduate Brandon Smith has graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor of arts in communication studies. He begins his professional career as a marketing associate with Sysco in Missoula, Mont.

Snoqualmie’s Smokey Joe’s bar, local bartender appear in independent film

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:45PM

Celebrity sightings are starting to be almost commonplace here, as movie companies come through, shoot a few scenes, then pack up their stars and equipment. When one of those movies premieres, though, the Valley will have a resident celebrity. Diane Sheets, a bartender at Smokey Joe’s Tavern in downtown Snoqualmie, is a familiar face in a couple of scenes in the upcoming “Captain Fantastic,” from Electric City Entertainment. In fact, aside from the star, Viggo Mortensen, hers is about the only face in those scenes.

Looking back on North Bend’s long arm of the law | Photo gallery

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 3:37PM

Kym Smith has a passion for the history of North Bend law enforcement. The office manager for the soon-to-close North Bend substation, she’s spent several years diving into the early minutes of the city, and the Valley Record’s archives, building a picture of the history of independent policing in this community, a legacy that ends, or changes, with the new contract putting police duties in the hands of a new Snoqualmie-North Bend department on March 7.

Sharing concerns over North Bend's latest development

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 3:18PM

I’d like to thank the Record and staff reporter Carol Ladwig for taking notice of our concerns about the two new proposed developments (Segale and John Day) impacting our neighborhood and the greater North Bend community. I believe there are significant traffic and pedestrian safety concerns, loss of one of the best kayaker take-out/put-in, environmental impacts. Not to mention the city planners not considering the combined impacts of these two developments. Please continue to investigate and report on these two projects.

Improve finances at latest Lunch and Learn with Steve Weaver

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 3:20PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn at noon on Thursday, March 6, will focus on ways to secure your financial well-being. Speaker Steve Weaver, of Weaver Financial in North Bend, will discuss risk factors, areas of focus and available resources. Classes are held at Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 Snoqualmie Ridge Trail.

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