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- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:09PM
A fast-moving phone scam called the largest of its kind is targeting taxpayers across the country, warns the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The scammers impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and demand payment for taxes owed, and often know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number, make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling, send follow-up bogus IRS emails to support their scam; and call a second time claiming to be the police or Department of Motor Vehicles, and caller ID again supports their claim.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:16PM
Toby Willis, President of Independence Guide Dogs, talks about the role of companion dogs at a Mount Si Lions Club presentation, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Boxley's Place in North Bend. Willis, who is blind, founded the organization in 2011. He is a member of the Rainier Lions Club.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:13PM
Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an Emergency Drive through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso, Wash., and the surrounding communities need most. Items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen and diapers and pull-ups
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:12PM
The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned 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, and must attend all four sessions.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:17PM
Vivian Harriet Mallery, 85, of North Bend, died Tuesday, March 25, at home, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born at Meadowbrook, Wash., on May 1, 1928, to parents John Ernest and Myrtle Louise Bluher. She married Earl W. Mallery on July 12, 1945, in Seattle.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:21PM
Wild chase: On Saturday, March 22, police detained a subject at Tazerpoint, after a chase on eastbound I-90. The subject stole a hat from a customer at a North Bend gas station then took off, driving several miles in the freeway median, and jumping the U-turn roads. He was booked into King County Jail.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:34AM
Back for a second year, the North Bend Blues Walk expands to 16 venues, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 26, in downtown North Bend.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:33AM
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, who represents the Valley’s District 3, will remain Chair of the Council’s Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee as the council completes its yearly reorganization with the appointment of the chairs of the Council’s standing committees. “I enjoy chairing the Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee as the issues we cover are ones that are important to King County and to me personally. Public safety is one of our core responsibilities of county government and I’m privileged to serve in this area,” said Lambert.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:25AM
Mount Si High School students interested in adding some adventure to their summers can earn a half credit for school at the same time with Fitness in the Northwest. This physical education offering features a variety of recreation opportunities through several local field trips. Participating students will earn .5 PE credits.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:36AM
Dancers made the most of the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Community Prom, Saturday, March 22. The event, coordinated by Patti Inge and Stephen Haddan, was a fundraiser for the center’s struggling Adult Day Health program.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:34AM
The Metropolitan King County Council’s Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee has called on County Executive Dow Constantine to create a task force to examine ways of increasing awareness of the options available to parents for legally and safely giving up a newborn.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:23AM
Fred Nystrom was recently named executive director of Life Enrichment Options (LEO), a community-based nonprofit that advocates for and assists individuals with developmental disabilities. Nystrom has an extensive background in media and fundraising with both nonprofit organizations and businesses. He also has a 30-year history of involvement with the Rotary Club of Issaquah, and has held offices at both the club and district levels.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:44PM
Volunteers make the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hum, and there are lots of opportunities now. Some of the volunteer options are: the Re-in-Carnation Thrift Store, three-hour shifts available Monday through Saturday; reception desk, three-to-four-hour shifts available Tuesdays and Wednesdays; a kitchen assistant on Wednesdays;
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:45PM
Parents can enjoy a well-deserved night out while children ages 2 to 10 enjoy a fun-packed evening at the next Encompass Parents Night Out, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:48PM
A fundraiser for Mount Si jazz band’s trip to New York is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Finaghty’s Irish Pub, Snoqualmie. Three bands will play: Mount Si Jazz 1, Tequila Mockingbird from Big Star studios and The Roofdogs, made up of Mount Si students. All donations go to Mounts Si music boosters.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:46PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network hosts its 18th annual Rise & Shine Breakfast Tuesday, June 3, to recognize outstanding volunteers in the community. Nominations are now open for the Rise & Shine awards, intended to honor individuals whose actions help create a caring, resilient Snoqualmie Valley community.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 5:07PM
Movie-goers can spot several Valley landmarks in the trailer for “Lucky Them,” and soon, in the movie itself. The independent film, starring Toni Collette as a rock journalist tracking down a rock star who disappeared from the music scene, is scheduled to be released May 30, according to the Internet Movie Database, although other sources project an April 21 limited release. “Lucky Them” was filmed in several Seattle locations, and on Snoqualmie and Carnation streets, inside a Carnation home, and both in and outside of the Mount Si Pub in North Bend, in February 2013.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:42PM
Students at Cascade View Elementary were treated with visits from all kinds of people in uniform March 12, during the Snoqualmie Police Department's annual Badges & Books event. Volunteers from the Snoqualmie fire and police departments, including Police Chief Steve McCulley, as well as the King County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and Duvall Police Department teamed up to visit each classroom during the day, answer questions about their work—did you know that Snoqualmie firefighters aim to be out the door “in under a minute” from the time they receive a call?—and let the class examine some of their gear.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:03PM
A new Rookies Indoor Kickball League for children begins Saturday, April 12, at the Snoqualmie Y. Children can learn age-appropriate kickball skills with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. Parent volunteer coaches are needed for each team and parents/chaperones are encouraged to participate alongside their child. Teams are co-ed and they meet once a week for one hour, with practices taking place during the first half-hour, followed by a game.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:36PM
Registration is open for the spring session of Kidz Love Soccer, an instructional program for girls and boys age 3 through 12. Sessions teach the fundamentals of soccer through skill demonstrations and practice, games, and instructional scrimmages always conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Classes run Tuesdays, April 22 through June 10, at Azalea Park, 6604 Azalea Way, Snoqualmie Ridge;
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:30PM
You assume your vote counts. It appears that State Senator Mark Mullet has a very different opinion. Almost 70 percent of us within the 5th Legislative District chose to have a two-thirds majority (vote) of the legislature required to raise taxes. Mullet voted ‘Nay’ against this bill (Senate Joint Resolution 8213) the other week. Our local community decided, but Mullet overrode the citizens.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:28PM
I wanted to respond to questions about my vote against placing a two-thirds vote threshold for tax changes in our state constitution. During my time on the Issaquah City Council, I never once voted to increase property taxes. Last year, I was one of the few Democrats who broke from party leadership to support a Republican budget that reduced the business and occupations tax on the service industry. I have a long history of opposing tax increases at the state and local level.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:54PM
Hannah Waskom is fast. In cold wind and rain Thursday, April 3, she broke the record for all Mount Si classes, as a freshman, in the mile. Her time of 5:17.53 broke the freshman, sophomore and junior records, as well as Jessica Scalzo’s senior record of 5:17.8 from back in 2001. She’s not stopping there. Waskom has here eye on hitting 5:15 in the mile this season, and knows she’s close. She’s also enjoying the atmosphere of track, enjoying the friendly sense of teamwork around her. Around Mount Si’s track and field, personal records were the goal last week.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:28PM
Abigail McLauchlin, a college rower and 2013 graduate of Mount Si High School, competed in the Longhorn Invitational over the weekend for the University of San Diego women’s rowing team. McLauchlin, who is a freshman, rowed in the First Varsity 4. Her team finished second at the event, six seconds behind first place Yale, who is ranked sixth in the country.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 4:00PM
North Bend is growing, with the potential for 655 new homes in the next few years, based on building project applications in progress at the city’s planning department. However, its aging sewer system may not be up to future demands. The city’s 60-year-old wastewater treatment plant is permitted by the Environmental Protection Agency to handle 2.58 million gallons of wastewater per day, but because of a “pinch point” in the system, “the functional limit is 1 million gallons,” City Administrator Londi Lindell told the Record, recapping the information from a March 25 council work session on the issue.