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Alpine Lakes bill almost there: North Bend wild-area protection efforts pass U.S. House, on to Senate
- Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM
The U.S. Senate will vote this week on a bill to, among other things, protect 22,000 acres of forest land on the Snoqualmie Middle Fork, and 40 miles of rivers. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included these protections, named the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Addition, the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act, and the Illabot Creek Wild and Scenic River Act.
- Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00AM
Physicality and hard work will be the keys for success for the Mount Si girls basketball team this winter. The team has three seniors, an experienced bench and a new head coach. First, newcomer CeOna Duggins is a senior transfer from Garfield High School, bringing some solid fundamentals.
- Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00AM
Schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District are raising money and collecting donations for the annual Foodball food drive. Mount Si High School, Cascade View Elementary, Fall City Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Opstad Elementary and Snoqualmie Elementary are all taking part in the event, which is organized annually by the Mount Si community relations committee. The North Bend QFC and Safeway stores are also involved.
- Jun 13, 2014 at 9:21AM
Neighbors of the Wood River and River Ridge communities in North Bend are done putting up with the noxious, invasive Scotch broom plant. They're gathering for a Scotch broom pull day this Saturday, June 14, removing it from the Tanner and Middle Fork areas. Neighbors and residents are welcome to join and help.
- Dec 10, 2014 at 9:04AM
When the music stops, Allyson Conlon, at center stage says, “Stay there… We move on the first ‘everybody cut.’” And they do, gliding into their poses as soon as the song restarts, “Everybody cut, everybody cut….”
- Jun 13, 2014 at 4:11PM
The Si View Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Saturday, June 21, held at Mount Si High School. The tournament offers age divisions for boys and girls in grades 4 and up, along with women and men. Both recreational and competitive divisions are offered for high school players. Adult divisions include Open and 35 and Older. Games are scheduled throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m.; championship games conclude by 5 p.m.
- Jun 13, 2014 at 4:35PM
Fall City Days Parade Grand Marshals Walt and Boletta Watkins have called Fall City home for 25 years. To date, they remain on their family farm on the Lake Alice Road. “I moved to Fall City to get a horse,” explains Walt, an avid horseback rider. Walt and Boletta grew up in eastern Washington. Walt was from Lind and Boletta was from Wenatchee.
- Jun 13, 2014 at 4:13PM
Nicole Garrett, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was recently named one of Aviation Week’s four Tomorrow’s Leaders Award recipients. These awards, presented at Aviation Week’s 57th annual Laureate Awards ceremony, recognize one academy cadet from each military branch, who has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in aerospace. Honorees must rank in the top 5 percent of their classes.
- Jun 13, 2014 at 4:38PM
Joyride: On Tuesday, June 3, police responded to the 9000 block of Boalch Avenue Southeast, North Bend, for a golf cart theft. An employee said two dirty-looking men with black backpacks got into a cart parked with the keys inside near the pro shop, and drove off. The employee recovered the cart, abandoned nearby, but not the keys.
- Jun 13, 2014 at 4:15PM
A team of 10 Twin Falls Middle School eighth graders recently took second place in a TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition, and earned a spot at the national event. The team of Piper Elwood, Ashley Gate, Mallory Golic, Grace Himka, Morgan Lowell, Mitchell Meyer, Griffin Nicolino, Kayleen Rule, Kayla Sanchez and Jessica Stringer was coached by Twin Falls math and STEM teacher Dave Bettine, and Tracy Roberts, a calculus and physics teacher at Mount Si High School.
- Jun 13, 2014 at 4:17PM
The Raging River Riders saddle club was formed in 1964. Its purpose is to bring together people interested in horses and to provide an educational and fun atmosphere in which to promote good horsemanship. For 50 years, the family-oriented Raging River Riders have actively pursued this goal. Some of their interests include western gaming shows, parades, overnight campouts, prize rides and day rides.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 11:50AM
An outdoor ice rink is coming to Snoqualmie this season for all ages to enjoy. The rink, a first in Snoqualmie, will be open daily, including holidays, Dec. 14 through 21 in downtown Snoqualmie, and Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 on Snoqualmie Ridge. “My brothers and I spent winters skating on our pond in New Hampshire during my youth,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. “This will create memories for a lifetime for the kids and families in the Snoqualmie Valley.”
- Dec 12, 2014 at 12:22PM
At the Seattle Seahawks’ home game Sunday, Dec. 14, the Cedarcrest High School marching band will perform for the halftime show.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:34PM
The love of the game. The connection with teammates. That is what Chase Cardon, Robert Cha and Kyle Walsh are here for. The three seniors, who have been part of Cedarcrest boys basketball through high school, were named leaders by their teammates. Cha was a scoring force last year, Walsh was a key starter, and Cardon also got significant minutes as a junior.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:35PM
“Compete” is the watchword for the Cedarcrest girls basketball team, to be led by three seniors, Megan Ditore, LuAnn Townley and Avery Rich. Ditore is the Red Wolves’ go-to shooter. Townley, who swung up her sophomore year, focused on defending (and getting Ditore the ball). Rich is at post. Like most Valley varsity returners, they are adjusting to being the leaders now—”It’s really weird to not have the seniors here,” Ditore said—yet they know what they need to do, and have been playing this game together since middle school. “We have each other,” Ditore said.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:36PM
Cascade Dance Academy’s Nutcracker Sweets and Holidays on Broadway show will be performed at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Twin Falls Middle School. This production involves 80 local dance students and includes Nutcracker variations and several tap, jazz, and musical theatre routines.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:38PM
Cedarcrest wrestling is a core of varsity experience leading a big group of younger grapplers. New head coach Mark Ward is still seeing things shake down. “I have some guys that, by the end of the season, will be doing some stuff,” he promised.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:40PM
The 4A competition may be new. The schools may be bigger. So what? “I don’t think it matters, as long as we wrestle our hardest the whole time,” asserts Mount Si wrestler Justin Edens.
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:50PM
Two seniors, an experienced sophomore, and some talented newcomers should make for a strong varsity eight for Mount Si gymnastics. Jenn Rogers and Hailey Johnson, the seniors, have started all four winters here. Rogers is a talented tumbler who is good in all events, and Johnson has been Mount Si’s go-to vaulter.
College football reunion for ex-Wildcats: Josh Mitchell, Cameron Van Winkle compete in OSU-UW matchup
- Dec 12, 2014 at 2:59PM
Playing football in front of 2,000 screaming Mount Si fans on a Friday night is a thrill. Playing football in front of 60,000-plus noisy Pac-12 college fans is a dream. Mount Si grads Josh Mitchell and Cameron Van Winkle played out that dream on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Husky Stadium. Former Wildcat Nick Mitchell hopes to be joining them next season.
Heart of the nativity: North Bend couple shares their 300-plus collection of Christmas scenes with Eastside
- Dec 12, 2014 at 3:02PM
It’s not your typical nativity set. Brightly colored strips of aluminum—former Fanta, Coke and fruit juice cans—coalesce into a wiry-haired Mary, Joseph, Jesus, wise men and a crocodile. As nativity scenes go, it’s metallic, and hardly cute. This one is not exactly Diane Garding’s favorite.
- Jun 16, 2014 at 1:51PM
Snoqualmie River Arts Tour is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.
- Jun 16, 2014 at 1:50PM
All city of Snoqualmie parks and trails are open to the public and do not require a Washington State Discover Pass for parking or use. That includes Snoqualmie Point Park and its parking lot.
- Jun 16, 2014 at 1:54PM
Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation hosts its annual English tea and fashion show, 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 17.
- Jun 16, 2014 at 1:49PM
Lower Valley teen athletes, plan ahead for fall sports in Cedarcrest with the following dates: