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Mount Si Film students win big at Northwest High School Film Fest

  • May 27, 2014 at 6:49PM

Mount Si video students made an impressive showing at the 2014 Northwest High School Film Festival, winning more awards and honorable mentions than ever before, said video production teacher Joe Dockery. They won across a broad range of categories, too, from documentaries and educational films to public service announcements and art films. Many of the films will be shown this Thursday, May 29, in the Wildcat Film Festival at the North Bend Theater. The event starts at 4:30, with student films starting at 5 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. showing of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Parking lot derby, Porsche driver's road rage in Snoqualmie | Snoqualmie Police Blotter

  • May 29, 2014 at 1:00PM

No photos!: On May 21, a caller at Southeast Ridge Street and Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a road rage incident. She said a man in an older black Porsche had followed her from Snoqualmie Parkway to Fairway Avenue, then got out of his car and confronted her. The caller said the man claimed she’d cut him off when merging into traffic on the Parkway and said he threatened her because she’d taken a photo of his license plate. Police contacted the driver and spoke with both him and his parents about the incident.

Essentially amazing: Mount Si Jazz Band brings home honors and inspiration from New York jazz festival

  • May 29, 2014 at 1:00AM

Only jazz mattered for the hundreds of high school students who went to Essentially Ellington this year—jazz, and the people who played it. “Everybody’s there for the music,” said JT Hartman, one of the 20 Mount Si Jazz Band members who recently returned from the prestigious event this year. “The whole thing was a really great experience.”

Out of the past: Big grad class, bizarre animal deaths

  • May 27, 2014 at 6:17PM

May 1964: Coach Carl Erland is the man of the hour, and members of the Mount Si track and field squad are accepting the praise of students and fans who saw them win the championship of the State A meet in Ellensburg.

Impact fees are rising, legislative races are getting interesting | Opinion

  • May 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

The next few months are going to be interesting ones for the Valley voter. We’ve got a four-way primary shaping up in the local State Representative race—in Position 2, incumbent Chad Magendanz faces a challenge from an Issaquah resident, Ryan Dean Burkett, and a Fall City man and Mount Si High School alumnus, Colin Alexander. David Spring, North Bend, who has unsuccessfully challenged for a seat in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and tried for school board in 2013, is also back for another go.

Relay for Life's caregiver, survivor dinner is Sunday

  • May 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Snoqualmie Valley's Relay for Life boosters want to honor locals who are fighting cancer with a special event this weekend. A dinner for cancer caregivers and survivors is 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road, North Bend.

Special recycling event coming to Snoqualmie's Freshman Campus

  • May 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

A Spring Recycling Event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Freshman Campus (formerly Snoqualmie Middle School), 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. This event is sponsored by the City of North Bend and is free for all King County residents. Recycle various household goods.

Bob Saget headlines Valley Rotary benefit show, cocktail hour

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Bob Saget headlines a special fundraiser event supporting the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club’s President’s Cup golf tournament. Snoqualmie Casino hosts a meet-and-greet cocktail reception with the comedian, of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Full House fame, for 100 guests, at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Saget will give a comedy show at the casino at 8 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $75, $30 for the Snoqualmie Ballroom show. Snoqualmie Casino is donating proceeds from the reception and Saget’s show to the Rotary Club.

Bond appetite: Valley School district survey to assess community support for facilities bond

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

A long-awaited community survey on school facilities starts May 28 in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The telephone survey is intended to gauge local taxpayers’ feelings on a complex $224 million bond proposal, to give the school board its marching orders on facilities planning. “I think we have to make this decision before school gets out this year… “ said board member Carolyn Simpson at the May 15 board meeting, and when the board receives the survey results, “I want us to be able… to say ‘go’ or ‘no go.’”

Chamber After Hours heads to new Sigillo tasting room, helps Jazz Band

  • May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

The next Snoqualmie Valley Chamber After Hours is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Sigillo Cellars in downtown Snoqualmie. Sigillo's tasting room has opened in the Mignone building on Railroad Avenue.

Valley Animal Partners wrap up pet vaccination event

  • May 28, 2014 at 9:00AM

Valley Animal Partners held its second annual pet vaccination event Saturday, May 3, helping low-income Valley residents with free vaccinations for their pets. Volunteers helped two veterinarians and a vet tech to give rabies and distemper vaccines to approximately 50 Snoqualmie Valley pets, including free microchipping for dogs at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.

Family Day, open house is Sunday at Carnation's Camp Korey

  • May 27, 2014 at 5:04PM

Camp Korey Family Day is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Carnation Farm, 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd. This open house invites the public to learn more about Camp Korey and the children they serve. Current and past campers, families, volunteers and community members will experience camp activities including a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, pet therapy, gardening, and food.

North Bend's Renee Spear named 2014 Aerospace Scholar

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Renee Spear of North Bend, a junior at Mount Si High School, is part of the 2014 Washington Aerospace Scholars Phase One program. Her selection makes her one of 214 students now competing for one of 160 spots in a summer residency session at the Museum of Flight this June and July.

‘We miss them, and will not forget them': Valley vets recalls sacrifice on Memorial Day

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:41PM

The crowd gathered at the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran’s Memorial Monday, May 26, in downtown Snoqualmie included aging volunteers, young Boy and Girl Scouts, two state representatives, former and current servicemen and women, and civilians moved by respect. The flag of the United States flapped at half-staff, as a group of young people stood at attention, each carrying a flag, while their elders waited nearby, some formed into a rifle-armed honor guard, others at the podium, awaiting the stroke of noon.

Federal agency reaches out to home, business owners in wake of North Bend explosion

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:36PM

North Bend businesses and homes are slowly recovering from the April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way and affected 50 others. Some, like the North Bend Shell station, seem almost back to normal. Some, like the Mount Si Court Apartments across the street are approaching normal since lots of cleanup work and new windows were installed. Some closest to the blast, like Michelle Dunbar’s now-homeless Kutters salon and Lisa Riley’s planned restaurant, may never be the same.

Neighbors work together to clean up North Bend's blast-damaged Torguson Park | Photo Gallery

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:34PM

Three Valley groups combined forces to clean up North Bend’s Torguson Park on Saturday, May 3, completing in about a day a task that would have taken “forever” for city staff to complete. The park, particularly the corner that a group from Cascade Covenant Church just adopted through the city’s adopt-a-park program, had been a huge mess since April 25, when an early-morning explosion on North Bend Way littered the space with debris both large and small, and lifted the roof off the restroom and storage building.

Family running fun, winners in Snoqualmie's Cinco de Mayo Run | Photos

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:26PM

David and Megan Algrim of Snoqualmie, above, finish the children’s one-mile race at the Cinco de Mayo fun run, Saturday, May 3, at Mount Si High School. Phil Olson was the fastest finisher in the men’s half marathon in 1:09.15. Lana Lacey finished first in the women’s half marathon in 1:21.45.

Ready for state: Mount Si fastpitch team clinches district title with steady focus, good defense

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 4:25PM

The Mount Si girls fastpitch team brought home the SeaKing District title, beating all comers in the tournament last Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, at Seattle's Lower Woodland Park. The number-one seed going into the tournament, the team punched a ticket to state in the first outing, blanking the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, 10-0, in the second round on Wednesday.

Counteract the 'Summer Learning Slide' at the Valley libraries

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:06PM

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.

Graduating girls can get free defense classes with Snoqualmie Police

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

A free women’s self-defense course is being offered by the Snoqualmie Police Department for young women graduating from Mount Si High School in 2014. The course is taught using the nationally-recognized Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.). Topics include crime prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, and progressing to the basics of hands-on self defense. Course leaders are certified instructors in women’s self defense.

Remembering the Cabot: Handmade model brings back WWII shipboard experiences for North Bend’s Bill Walker

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:10PM

The handmade replica means a lot to North Bend resident Bill Walker. Walker, 90, was 21 years old when he walked the decks and worked the boiler rooms of the USS Cabot during World War II. Seventy years later, he wanted to remember his experience with a 12-inch model kit of the Independence-class ship. But his failing eyesight made it a challenge. So, at a dinner party, friend and neighbor Bob Malone volunteered to build it.

Memorial Day ceremonies coming to four Valley communities

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM

Snoqualmie Valley veteran’s organizations host Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26. Identical observances take place, 9 a.m. at the Preston Cemetery, 10 a.m. at Fall City, 11 a.m. at North Bend, and noon at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial, next to the American Legion Post in downtown Snoqualmie.

Obedient Ridge bears go home when told | Snoqualmie Valley police calls

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM

At 11 p.m., Sunday, May 11, a caller in the 33000 block of Southeast Sorenson Street, Snoqualmie, told police there had been two bears in front of his house, but he’d told them to go home, and they did. Police were expecting lots of bear calls, since the next day was trash collection day.

Snoqualmie’s bike rodeo aims to keep terrible accident from repeating

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:05PM

Please join us for the 10th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Saturday, June 7, at the Community Park in Snoqualmie. Your children will learn bike safety at this interactive, instructional bicycle obstacle course created and led by your local Snoqualmie Police Department officers.

Preston, Wilderness Rim, Lake Joy volunteers needed for Eastside Fire and Rescue

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:04PM

Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) officials are seeking applicants for an upcoming training academy scheduled to start at the end of the summer. Those who live within five road miles of an EF&R fire station, and meet other minimum qualifications, are eligible to apply for consideration.

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