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- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:15AM
One year ago, junior safety Jojo Hillel had the best seat in the house to learn the art of quarterbacking. Now, the transition is natural, and the tall, 180-pound senior will be at the center of action under Mount Si’s Friday night lights.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 4:14PM
Membership director and Snoqualmie Valley resident Lizzy Billington is stepping up as new CEO of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, days after Nate Perea announced his departure for a new role. Perea, who has led the chamber for 16 months, gave notice Thursday, August 28. He is now director of membership experience for the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Perea came to the Snoqualmie Valley chamber April 1, 2013, after serving as the director of membership development for the Issaquah chamber.
- Sep 13, 2014 at 5:13PM
1989: Darrell Raymond Cherry was convicted in King County Superior Court of trying to murder his ex-wife, Fritzi Davis of North Bend, with a homemade bomb. • Snoqualmie City Council voted to negotiate with King County on future expansion of the city by annexation. The main focus of discussion is the 400 acres north of the I-90-State Route 18 interchange, which King County says should be left alone for the next 20 years.
Bear flees after Snoqualmie police fire beanbags; Man busted for blasting street lights with a pellet gun
- Sep 13, 2014 at 5:16PM
Bear blast: At 1:21 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, police were called to the 8200 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, for a bear report. Police located the bear in an alley between Falls and Park Avenue, and shot bean bags at it. The bear ran. It had a tracking collar, so police notified the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Sep 15, 2014 at 10:11AM
An open letter to the administration and board of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital: Please, do not indebt the taxpayers of Hospital District 4 with another $7 million for equipping the new hospital—only to be leased or purchased by Overlake Hospital of Bellevue.
- Sep 15, 2014 at 10:14AM
I am quite encouraged by the amount of public attention being given to the potential sale of our Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. One of the recurring complaints against our hospital district administration concerns transparency and public information. This increased public attention will hopefully result in increased transparency of hospital district operations.
- Sep 15, 2014 at 10:17AM
DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie will holds its first major race in three years this month. The driving school will host Red Bull Global Rally Cross race, on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. On Monday, Aug. 24, the Snoqualmie City Council approved a special event permit for the race, contingent on staff recommendations. The rally school, located on the former Weyerhaeuser mill site that was annexed into the city in 2012, is allowed by the city to hold two rally-cross races each year.
- Sep 15, 2014 at 10:12AM
King County Executive Dow Constantine sent the County Council earlier this month a proposal for a second round of service changes that would reduce 169,000 hours of bus service. The February reduction would eliminate 16 bus routes.
- Sep 15, 2014 at 10:16AM
Local author Sue Mocker will tell the story behind her new book, "The Hope Factor," at a launch event, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1556 Boalch Ave., North Bend. Hear inspiring stories from hope-minded people and special music from local artist Jessie Oliver.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:29PM
A Duvall police officer was hospitalized late Monday, Sept. 25, with a gunshot wound sustained in an armed confrontation at around 11 p.m. The officer was reportedly investigating complaints of vandalism, when he located a suspicious subject in the parking lot of the Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Duvall. The man tried to avoid the officer, then picked up a gun and the two exchanged shots. The officer was shot in the leg, and the subject got into a vehicle and fled the scene.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 2:37PM
If Mount Si High School is rebuilt to a 2,400 student capacity (see related story on new bond plans, student population), it could be the largest high school in the state. Only about 15 high schools have more than 2,000 students in grades 9 through 12, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction reports.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 2:00PM
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Cedarcrest High School cross country squad competed at the conference preview meet at Lakewood High. All eight conference schools were in attendance, and the meet was a good chance for athletes to size each other up.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 2:24PM
CA Carey construction company of Issaquah is offering a $250 reward for tips on vandalism during Snoqualmie’s downtown construction project. The company seeks a positive ID of the vandal responsible for the damage to the company’s sewer bypass pumps and residual damage, late Thursday, Sept. 11, at the site of the Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project’s phase 2.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 2:32PM
Student enrollment is up, but not in the ways that Snoqualmie Valley School District staff were expecting this school year. Comparing start-of-year enrollment numbers with the 2013-14 official count taken in October, staff reported that the number of student full-time equivalents, or FTEs, has increased, and most significantly at the high school.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 2:30PM
Hannah Waskom left all challengers behind, somewhere around the last mile of the wooded, sunny Lake Sammamish cross country course. The next person to cross the finish line was Lyndsey Sydnor, the fellow Mount Si High School runner who's been training with Waskom, current girls running record holder, all summer.
- Sep 16, 2014 at 2:21PM
Jazz ruled Saturday night in North Bend, during the third annual Jazz Walk, hosted by and for the Boxley's Music Fund. Eighteen venues played host to an evening celebrating jazz.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 9:48AM
The King County Sheriff's Office has reopened a two mile section of the Snoqualmie River from the State Route 202 bridge in Fall City to a point roughly one mile upstream of the boat ramp at Neal Road. This section was closed this summer for a construction project which has been completed.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 9:50AM
Chad Smith, the drummer for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, performs with summer campers on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Camp Korey in Carnation. The annual Grow event is the largest fundraising event hosted by Camp Korey, raising over 1.5 million dollars in 2013. Camp Korey empowers children and families with serious medical conditions through year-round programs, always free of charge. Each year Grow features campers performing acts from their time at summer camp and this year will have a special musical guest.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 10:53AM
Running and cycling were just the start of the activities offered at North Bend’s Adventure Sport Festival Saturday, Sept. 6. While teams and individual athletes paddled Lake Kecheelus, cycled down and through North Bend, ran the trail and came together for a final sprint to the finish, other athletes pursued their own sports.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM
In August, Ginette Marie Di Domenico of Carnation graduated from Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She studied at the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and earned a master of science in nursing.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 10:44AM
The winner of the 2014 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out competition is an acrylic piece by Amanda Kindregan, titled “Snoqualmie River – Mill Pond Road.” Kindregan’s artwork will be featured on the 2015 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Poster.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM
Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation invites the community to a fall steak dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Sept. 28. These dinners are a Valley tradition, and an event for connecting with neighbors and meeting new friends.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 11:08AM
This time, Carnation may have gotten it right. Although a small majority of city voters have historically rejected any proposed tax increases for police services—the ‘no’ votes outnumbered the ‘yes’ by as few as 23 in the last three ballot measures—they could be the minority in November. Carnation’s Proposition 1 on the general election ballot is still a tax increase for police, but for increased coverage only. So, if voters approve the ballot measure in November, the city will have $70,000 to spend on things like extra night and weekend patrols and drug house surveillance, but not on the standard cost of the city’s service contract with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
- Sep 17, 2014 at 11:07AM
It was a tough day at the office for the Mount Si boys tennis squad last week. Some squads got wins, other just got experience at the hands of strong players from Hazen and Sammamish last Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10 and 11. The Wildcats narrowly fell to Sammamish at home Wednesday.
- 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.