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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:39PM
Classes start throughout the Riverview School District on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and in the Snoqualmie Valley School District on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Orientation began last week at many Valley schools, and is still going in the Upper Valley. At Chief Kanim Middle School, seventh graders are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 27 and eighth graders are on for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. A barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
- 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.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:44PM
Six Valley schools are in a dubious spotlight this month, and in response, area superintendents are working to turn that light back onto what they say is the source of the problem. The schools, Twin Falls Middle School and Opstad and North Bend Elementary Schools in the Snoqualmie Valley District, Tolt Middle School, and Cherry Valley and Carnation Elementary in Riverview, are being penalized for student test scores that did not meet federal adequate yearly progress, or AYP, standards. Each of the schools receives federal Title I funding, which will come with more restrictions on it this year, including reserving 20 percent strictly for transportation costs for students who choose a different school this year, and setting aside funds for staff professional development.
- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:40PM
The Mount Si football team’s Community Kick-off Carnival is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Mount Si High School stadium. Families and children can get dinner, enjoy games and activities, hear the Mount Si drum line and watch Mount Si cheerleaders. The annual Scarlet and Gray game follows at 7 p.m.
- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:43PM
Field tests on 21 drums ditched in Preston led investigators to believe some contained toxic waste.
- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:41PM
Looking for activities for you and your family? Si View Metro Parks offers a variety of recreation programs for all ages from toddlers to seniors, and registration is now open for the district’s fall recreation programs and classes, including swim lessons. New offerings this fall include Math Patterns for ages 4-7, Frozen Dance Class for ages 3-7, Eighth Grade Friday Trips, Taste of the Mat introduction to Wrestling camp for ages 5-14, , among others. Registration is available online at www.siviewpark.org, by phone 425-831-1900 or at the center.
- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:51PM
Between their regular duties and volunteering to help fight wildfires in eastern Washington, area firefighters decided to solve one more problem, locally. In about three days time, the Eastside Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund led a project to build a wood shed for the Re-in-Carnation thrift store of the Sno-Valley Senior Center.
- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:39PM
Through September 1, extra officers will be on local roads looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Many of these officers have special training to identify when a driver is under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative transportation or ride with a sober designated driver.
- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:44PM
North Bend processes about 1 million gallons of sewage in its 60 year-old wastewater treatment plant every day, a little less during the dry season. On paper, the city could handle more than double that, but in reality, the plant’s intake has been limited to the million mark for the past six months to a year.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:32PM
A group of Snoqualmie Valley residents who care for family members with Alzheimer’s have formed a team to join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:31PM
The North Bend Jazz Walk returns for its third year on Saturday, Sept. 13. Eighteen venues play host to an evening celebrating jazz.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:37PM
A new museum at Snoqualmie Falls opened to the public this summer. The exhibits are housed in the historic carpenter shop and Snoqualmie Falls depot, and chronicle the Charles H. Baker’s 1898-1899 development of the world’s first underground power station.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:51PM
Gabhan Berry has the kind of view on the Valley most folks never get—out the open window of an airplane. “I have a different perspective on things,” says the Carnation-based aerial photographer. From the sky, he encounters familiar surroundings, but sees them in a new way.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:37PM
School starts next week, but before Snoqualmie Valley School District students can walk their school halls, they have a last bit of homework to finish. All students are required to have proof of nine required immunizations by the first day of school, per the Washington Department of Health policy, or to get an exemption from them.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:40PM
On Sunday, Aug. 17, a caller contacted police about an aggressive driver who wanted her parking spot, in the upper lot of the Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie. The caller said the man had parked right behind her after she’d pulled into the coveted spot, then got out and sat on the back of her vehicle. Next, he circled the lot and dropped off his kids, according to the victim, then parked and returned to her car, to take pictures and be confrontational.
- Aug 29, 2014 at 2:34PM
While the children of east King County may not be happy about it, back to school is on the minds of many parents throughout the region. With back-to-school sales in full swing, and the school districts getting ready, families should pmake sure their kids have everything they need for academic success in the fall.
- Sep 2, 2014 at 12:11PM
Western Washington University has released the list of its graduates for the spring quarter, 2014, as well as its spring quarter honor roll. Several Valley students earned degrees.
- Sep 2, 2014 at 12:05PM
Haunt or help others haunt the Valley at the 2014 Night on a Dark Trail, now readying for open auditions. Performers, makeup artists, singers, crew and other volunteers are needed for the fourth annual production of Night on a Dark Trail, scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25.