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Women's self-defense classes return to Snoqualmie, coming to North Bend

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Mar 25, 2014 at 9:41AM

The Snoqualmie Police Department's free women's self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class may be available in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18 years old, and must attend all four sessions.

Online registration open for REF golf tournament

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:34PM

The Riverview Education Foundation's Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Riverview Schools, is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, and registration is now open. The 16th annual event begins with golfer registration from 7 to 8 a.m., and a shotgun start at 8 a.m., at the Club at Redmond Ridge. Tee time is earlier this year, because the Homecoming celebration for Cedarcrest High School is scheduled for later that evening.

Boyle graduates from Wyoming Tech

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:35PM

Kurtis Boyle of North Bend graduated June 20 from Wyoming Technical College. Early in his tenure at school, he was appointed as a team lead; he graduated with a 4.0 grade point, had perfect attendance and is a member of the National Technical School Honor Society. His lines of study were primarily diesel mechanics, and secondarily chassis fabrication. He is a 2013 graduate of Mount Si High School.

Out of the Past: Woman's 16-year search for son, lost in plane disappearance, continues

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:37PM

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1964: Mrs. Nora Mayes of Clinton, Tenn., has returned to Sunset Motel in North Bend, her headquarters every summer since 1950, to start her 16th year of searching for her son. In 1949, her son, Gaston, disappeared while flying an advanced trainer from Sandpoint Naval Air Station. She believes the plane is in Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

Snoqualmie United Methodist Church ready to celebrate 125 years of faith, heritage

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:41PM

“There’s age here,” says Marcia Reinert. “There’s wonder in these walls.” Reinert, a congregation member at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church, is right. The walls of the old downtown church do tell a tale. In the dining hall, Reinert points up to a ceiling beam that dates from the original 1926 structure, surviving a catastrophic fire. Upstairs, the bride’s room has launched uncounted weddings.

Medieval weekends continue through September 28 at Carnation's Camlann Village

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 9:52AM

Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation hosts "Village Days," noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 28. This living-history museum project portrays rural England in the year 1376, offering people a chance to meet and talk with characters of the time, explore their crafts and learn about the day-to-day life of people in the 14th century.

What’s driving worth to you? Have your say on road tax changes

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

The other day, after much procrastination, we took the plunge and got a new car—not brand new, mind you, but new to us. That’s what counts, right? The new ride lacks the smooth ride of my old domestic sedan. A Nissan, it’s not plush, and there aren’t a lot of frills. But besides that great ‘new car smell,’ it’s got one good thing going for it—it costs about $29 to fill up. I love that fuel economy, and that was single biggest reason to get it.

Valley Macaroni Kid promotes first annual 'Do Something Great' month

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:14AM

Macaroni Kid of Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah wants parents and children to take on a community service project this month. Its "Do Something Great" campaign lasts throughout the month of September.

Heritage of faith: How the Snoqualmie Methodist church got started | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:24AM

The Snoqualmie United Methodist Church celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special service this weekend, and weekly dinners for all. The church's local roots go back to some fateful journeys by wandering preachers in the late 19th century. First on the scene was a pioneer preacher, Andrew Jackson McNemee, known as Brother Mack, whose calling as a traveling circuit minister had taken him across Oregon, Washington territory and parts of British Columbia.

King County Elections debuts Instagram campaign

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:25AM

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 23, this year. With voter registration deadlines for King County's November general election right around the corner, now’s a good time to be sure your voter registration is updated and to encourage eligible citizens to register to vote.

Harley Brumbaugh plans special music for 125th service

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:48AM

Director Harley Brumbaugh is rallying the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church choir for a special musical performance on the church’s sesquicentennial. Songs will honor the pioneering settlers and church history over the past 125 years.

Schedule set for Cedarcrest spring sports

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:29AM

Cedarcrest High School's spring sports schedule include baseball, fastpitch, track and field, boys soccer and golf

Seniors set big goals for Mount Si track and field

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:51AM

After three seasons, senior Jesse Guyer knows how the athletes around her interact. “Every year, there are different groups of people, so you can expect different outcomes,” said the four-year Mount Si track athlete. Amid the big group taking the field in track, “you find your little group.”

Dynamic duos: Mount Si girls tennis reloads with experienced partners

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:35AM

Expect seniors Peyton McCulley and Olivia Howland to secure the top doubles spot, with competition from Alaina Kinghorn and Hannah Still. McCulley started on varsity as a sophomore. A better doubles than singles player, she says that’s because of her interplay with Howland.

Mount Si girls golf team is about growth, wins

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:48AM

“I want to rock it!” That’s what Caitlyn Maralack, Mount Si girls golfer, has in mind for this year. Maralack is one of the more talented girls to come through the program. She went to state as a freshman last year and took 11th. A golfer since age 8, Maralack knows she can improve on that score.

Mayor: Tribes should play by the same rules as cities

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:36AM

In 2015, the average household in Snoqualmie may have to add $30 to its annual property tax bill in order to assume the tax burden of the Salish Lodge sitting atop Snoqualmie Falls. Is it because the Salish is struggling? No, it is a thriving business. It is because it was purchased by the Muckleshoot Tribe in 2007. And while the Salish’s typical employment and revenue numbers will remain unchanged, the State Legislature is poised to give it a tax break under the guise of economic development. Or, is it simply welfare for the rich?

Woman chokes on a carrot, firefighters and hospital staff save the day

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:42AM

On Thursday, March 13, I called 911. There was a large piece of carrot stuck in my throat from a smoothie I made at home.Within a few short minutes there was a huge fire truck and a SUV in my driveway. There was a wonderful fireman/medic in the big truck and the fire chief in the SUV. The fire chief drive me to Snoqualmie hospital, while I was gagging all the while he was cheering me up by saying what a beautiful, sunny day it was.

Growing young minds: Mount Si High School horticulture instructor Nick Kurka is Educator of the Year

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:41AM

Nick Kurka, horticulture teacher at Mount Si High School, has been teaching students for 13 years, 11 of them at Mount Si. Named one of four Educators of the Year for 2014 by the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, Kurka below answers questions about his approach. Kurka’s original degrees were in water supply and wastewater technologies, from Green River Community College, and he received his Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification from Bates College through Pacific University.

It’s going to be all of us: Team dynamics of Mount Si boys soccer

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:34AM

The Mount Si boys soccer team is young this year, but has experience where it needs it. Among those with the most varsity time under their belts is center-midfielder Aaron Baumgardner, a multi-year starter who is Pacific Lutheran University-bound. A defensive player on his club team, Baumgardner does it all and expects to get up top.

Snoqualmie Casino's fall shows: Terry Fator, Kenny Loggins, Larry the Cable Guy, Boys II Men

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 9:44AM

Snoqualmie Casino's fall lineup of bands and comedians continues onstage through October. All of the performances will take place in Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom’s 11,000-square-foot venue. Tickets are available at snocasino.com; all shows are 21 and up.

Snoqualmie needs a new member for its Human Services Committee

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 9:46AM

The city of Snoqualmie's Human Services Committee has an opening for one new member. Mayor Matt Larson is considering applications for appointment and confirmation by the City Council. To be considered, the new member must reside within the city limits of Snoqualmie.

Kickstart health with cooking, food-tasting demo

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 9:50AM

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District is hosting Kickstart Your Health, a cooking demo and food tasting, 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Snoqualmie Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic, 38565 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie.

Wine in the fire hall: Chamber celebrates grand opening at Piccola Cellars

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 9:52AM

Piccola Wine Cellars in North Bend holds it grand opening from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at its tasting room, West 2nd Street, North Bend, with the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Learn about family history in free Snoqualmie class, Tuesday

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 10:31AM

Locals can learn about their ancestry and explore their family tree in a free Family History Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. at the Snoqualmie Library.

One more sign of spring: studded-tire deadline looms

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:50PM

The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31. Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31.

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