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- Dec 18, 2014 at 2:39PM
A recent bill, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act,” was signed into law this fall by President Obama. This bipartisan legislation includes bills from Rep. Dave Reichert, of the Valley’s 8th District, to prevent the sex trafficking of youth in foster care (H.R. 4058) and to ensure proper child support payments even when a parent lives abroad (H.R. 1896).
- Dec 18, 2014 at 2:40PM
The 12th annual Snoqualmie Valley Snowbird Gathering is noon Wednesday, February 4, at the Foothills Eatery in Yuma, Ariz.
- Dec 18, 2014 at 2:41PM
The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record's archives:
- Dec 18, 2014 at 2:52PM
First they learned to walk on the slick surface. Then, after a few minutes, they were dancing, twirling, laughing and sometimes landing flat on their backs. So it goes when children start to skate.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 11:16AM
The Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan, which covers a landscape that sees more than 800,000 outdoor enthusiast visits each year, is now open for public comment. Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released the plan for State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review and the public is invited to submit comments until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 11:44AM
New members are needed for the Mount Si Fish and Game Club, established in the Snoqualmie Valley since 1949. Some of the club’s annual events are the Kid’s Trout Derby, a steelhead dinner and a scholarship award.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 11:46AM
Sallal Grange’s next contra dance is 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19. The evening starts with a gluten-free, vegetarian soup dinner followed by a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 8. The lesson will feature the basic contra dance patterns and will have newcomers ready to dance. Laurie Anders, David Kaynor and Tony Mates play music, with Kaynor and Mates taking turns calling the dances.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 11:47AM
Start a new tradition with Holiday Tea, served at the Dining Room restaurant at the Salish Lodge and Spa at Snoqualmie Falls. Along with a menu of house-made treats, tea is served from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 and 21, and every day, Dec. 26 to 30.
Instant connection: North Bend businesswoman Bev Jorgensen helps Relay for Life, makes her own mail-order path
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:40AM
Always bring a box of tissues to the Relay for Life committee meeting, says Bev Jorgensen, half-jokingly. There’s often a few tears and a lot of stories to share. Jorgensen, a 27-year North Bend resident, a local businesswoman and chairwoman of the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, knows the bittersweet nature of her chosen cause. Thanks to Relay, she frequently makes an instant connection with people.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM
Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun. Young Valley readers can build robots, do hands-on science projects, learn magic, create puppets and read during the summer program.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM
Jenifer Loomis comes over with a pile of children’s books in her arms. Monkeys, rabbits, bears, awkward kids and cartoon superheroes gaze out from the colorful covers. These aren’t old classics, either, these are the latest hot children’s books. And Loomis, as the Snoqualmie Library’s Children’s Librarian, is making sure kids and parents know all about them. “Grown-ups just need to check out the kids’ section,” she says. “If you haven’t looked at what there is, you’re missing out.”
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:30AM
Throughout much of her career, Peggy McNamara has had the answers, or at least known where to find them. She has been a corporate director of education, a real estate agent and “kind of a clean-up girl” brought in to restructure struggling offices. She teaches online classes on real estate, and in the past year, she finished a major reorganization of the Acres of Diamonds women’s shelter in Duvall. In her newest volunteer role, though, McNamara has none of the answers, “but lots of questions,” she says.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:33AM
Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, invites constituents of the 5th Legislative District to take part in an hour-long telephone town hall 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Residents can participate by calling, toll-free, 1-800-773-9429 shortly before the town hall begins. At any time during the call, listeners can get in the queue to ask a question by pressing the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.
- Jun 23, 2014 at 9:37AM
The question wasn’t meant as a joke, but Sharon Nikko couldn’t stop laughing after being asked how her employees like working at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory. “I don’t know, we’ll have to ask!” she finally said, still chuckling, then she called out, “Hey, Barb! She’s asking me if my employees enjoy working here!” Barb McClain an employee of 16 years, gave her employer an exasperated smile and said, “That’s a silly question!”
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:34PM
Tim Proudfoot seems different from his high school days. He wears his hair longer, and has put 30 pounds of muscle on his frame. He plays the game of baseball a little differently now. “I think I’m a lot more patient at the plate,” he said, talking to the Record by phone from Lubbock, Texas.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:32PM
David Redemann II, nicknamed “Tres,” a 2010 Mount Si High School graduate and ROTC scholarship recipient, graduated Sunday, May 18, from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc. He has a degree in business management with a specialization in accounting and finance. He will also be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and will be in the reserves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the intelligence department, while pursuing a career in law enforcement.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:35PM
Snoqualmie Valley School Board members didn’t get the clear direction they hoped for from a formal telephone survey conducted May 28 through June 2, but they now have a lot more information. Results of the survey were presented at the board’s June 12 meeting, and showed that survey respondents liked many components of a possible $224 million comprehensive bond, but they liked the cost of it much less. Overall, 67 percent of the 400 people surveyed said they supported the bond proposal.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:37PM
Months after Washington’s Liquor Control Board laid down the law for marijuana production, processing and sales, North Bend has done the same, in a unanimous vote June 17. At its regular Tuesday evening meeting, the North Bend City Council approved recommended changes to the city zoning and land use code, to allow marijuana businesses in the city’s Employment Park 1 and Interchange Commercial zones.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:28PM
In the wake of the Oso landslide, the King County Flood Control District wants to use advances in technology to dramatically improve the collection and use of landslide data. The district’s Executive Committee is now seeking a resolution calling for an update to King County’s river basin landslide hazard mapping. By mapping landslide hazards in light of flood and channel migration hazards, the district will be better prepared to act to reduce risks to people, property, and critical infrastructure.
- Dec 22, 2014 at 10:59AM
Army Pvt. Dane A. Raymond has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 11:46AM
LocoMotive, a Snoqualmie youth rock band with an average age of 12, opens for the T-Bagging Bandits at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 27th at the Bindlestick in Snoqualmie.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38AM
The city of North Bend provides a water quality report each year to all residential and commercial customers. The annual report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, is a requirement of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
- Jun 25, 2014 at 11:37AM
The city of Snoqualmie is an advocate of business and fundraising in many forms. Door-to-door solicitation is allowed within city limits. However, certain rules apply. All door-to-door solicitation companies or individuals working within the Snoqualmie city limits must have an active city of Snoqualmie temporary, door-to-door business license.
- Dec 22, 2014 at 11:04AM
King County will use a federal grant to coordinate a regional fight against obesity and tobacco by taking on the marketing of junk food, sugary sodas, and new tobacco products. Using a $9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health - Seattle & King County will lead a partnership of cities, school districts, community organizations, and businesses. The coalition will help local residents make healthy decisions, help schools provide healthier meals and more opportunities for exercise, and help cities design more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly communities.
- Dec 22, 2014 at 11:05AM
Massage therapy options at Snoqualmie’s Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation are growing, now that the clinic can provide that service through all major carriers. Edge recently entered a contract with the Regence health insurance for massage, so the facility will now be able to accept patients for massage with Regence, at the in-network rate.