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Floods, fish and farms: Floodplain project on the Snoqualmie’s Carlson stretch resets river’s history

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:13PM

Uprooted trees lay flattened in the glare of the sun on the north bank of the Snoqualmie River. The dirt, churned up for the first time in decades, was a uniform, sun-baked beige color, and in its narrow channel, the river lazed past, too quiet to drown out the surprised chatter from a group of visitors. Almost two months along, the $4 million Upper Carlson floodplain project looked rough when the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum stopped here on its annual floodplain tour July 16. But it was also a good example of the Forum’s efforts on what presenters called “the three F’s,” fish, farms and flooding.

Sold-out Twin Peaks Fest starts Friday in North Bend

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:04PM

Fans of the cult phenomenon “Twin Peaks” will come from all over the world Aug. 1 through 3 to eat doughnuts and cherry pie, meet friends, watch David Lynch films, visit the filming locations in the Valley, and generally just celebrate their passion for the early 90s television show. Tickets for the 21-year-old event sold out in early June; typically about 150 people attend the festival, which has its base at the Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend.

Time to vote: State, judge races on the Valley's August primary ballot

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:01PM

A handful of Snoqualmie Valley offices are on the state’s primary ballot, sent out to all voters earlier this month. Voters can make their choices for the candidates to appear on the November general election ballot at the federal, state and judicial level.

Carnation barn inspires, hosts night of arts and dance

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:00PM

An arts event, CabinFever’s Premier of “Salutations: A Tour Through Your Departure and Arrival” is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 N.E. 40th St., Carnation. CabinFever, a Seattle performing arts company, does an original show, with dance, music and artistic installation inspired by the house barn of Roger Thorson. The show explores the power of the witness and how a home serves as the constant in the lives of the hearts who inhabit them. Each evening show will include an artist talk-back.

Memorial service is Friday for Preston's Randal Nelson, 94

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 2:47PM

Lifetime Preston resident Randal Philip Nelson, 94, died Saturday, July 19, at home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Preston Cemetery in Preston. Randal was born October 22, 1919, at Swedish Hospital, in Seattle, to Florence E. (Holmgren) and Philip C. Nelson. He grew up in the Swedish community of Preston. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1937 and attended the University of Washington.

Status report: North Bend police transition has positive results

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 2:47PM

North Bend is about half the size of Snoqualmie, but at least the city’s equal in police statistics. In the first three months of the Snoqualmie Police Department’s contract to cover North Bend, the department saw nearly as much activity in North Bend, population about 6,500, as it did in the first six months of the year for Snoqualmie, population 12,500. Calls for service in North Bend totaled 2,021, and in Snoqualmie, 2,873.

Rock blasting, single lane closures planned next week over Snoqualmie Pass

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 9:03AM

Drivers planning trips over Snoqualmie Pass this week need to plan for added travel due to single lane closures and nightly rock blasting closures. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close Interstate 90 for rock blasting at 8 p.m. each night for about an hour Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31. Westbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and eastbound traffic will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Demolition time: North Bend swings wrecking ball at downtown buildings, blight

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:38PM

This week in North Bend is the last for a group of derelict buildings and blackberry bushes on the city’s Main Avenue. Crews with Weber Construction of Snoqualmie were expected to begin clearing the sites at 111 and 115 Main Avenue North on Monday, in a $48,000 project to improve public safety and downtown parking.

Memorial held for John David Mcfarlane, 50, of Snoqualmie

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

John David “Dave” Mcfarlane was born on Aug. 31, 1963, in Snoqualmie. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1981. Following high school, Dave served his country in the United States Navy from 1981 to 1986. He was stationed on the USS George Washington Carver submarine as a nuclear propulsion plant operator-electrical. He worked at the Boeing Company in Everett, where he spent the next 25 years primarily on the 747 and 777 wing lines. Mcfarlane loved to bungee jump, parachute out of perfectly good airplanes, ride motocross, snow skiing and traveling.

Make a blanket for Project Linus, Monday at Sallal Grange

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 28, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations.

Thank you to the whole Fall City Days crew

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

Fall City Day has come and gone, but the thank-you’s roll on. Weather was perfect for 800 runners who participated in the Fall City Days Fun Run. Our amazing crew of volunteers led by Perry and Sharon Wilkins, Kirk and Sophie Harris, and Kirk Dunckel organized and ran a great event. Even more fun comes in September when we give away all of our proceeds, minus costs, back to our community organizations. The Raging River Riders 50th anniversary was evident in the parade and fair theme. Thank you to Libby, Laurie E., Lisa, Nikki, Brandon, Bill A. and Dan and Terri D., as they did a great job on everyone’s favorite part of the day.

Story Theatre adapts Grimm tales

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 9:17AM

Valley Center Stage presents its second annual Theater in the Park event, Story Theatre, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Story Theatre, by Paul Sills, is a play with music, adapted from the Grimm's Brothers fairy tales. The interactive play is suitable for all ages.

Hospital sale could lower tax | Letters

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37PM

The sale of the Valley Hospital to Overlake Hospital has the potential to lower our property taxes while maintaining quality health care in the Valley, a rare opportunity these days to be sure.

Fireman's water fights are back; 100th Valley centennial | Out of the Past

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37PM

The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record: Thursday, July 23, 1964: Whipping in the breeze high over Snoqualmie’s main street are the familiar banners that proclaim the Snoqualmie Firemen’s 26th annual celebration.

Finally Friday: Art walk returns to Snoqualmie

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM

Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the Finally Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk features works by local artists hanging in historic Snoqualmie’s shops.

Sno-Valley Senior Center invites public to meet director candidates

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation has narrowed its search for a new executive director, and plans to introduce the community to its finalists with a reception Monday, July 28. Meet the director candidates and learn more about them at the event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. with a formal presentation and question-and-answer session. An informal reception with the candidates is 5 to 6 p.m.

Register before Tuesday for August primary election

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:26PM

King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Snoqualmie Methodist summer camp is a ‘Workshop of wonders’

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 12:16PM

It’s time for children to grab a hammer, find a paintbrush, and put on creative thinking caps, at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s vacation Bible school thus summer Camp is 9 a.m. to noon, July 28 to Aug. 1 at the church, 38701 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie.

Fourth annual feast to preserve Valley farmland

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 12:15PM

Chefs from restaurants operated by John Howie and Tom Douglas will join celebrated cooks from many top-rated bistros on the Eastside at Jubilee Farm in Carnation on Saturday, July 26, to prepare a feast for the annual Taste of the Valley. The fourth annual banquet and auction to benefit the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance will feature products and produce grown and raised on family farms in the valley. Participating restaurants and vendors include the Herb Farm, Fall City Roadhouse, Copperleaf at Cedarbrook, Wildfin and Beecher’s Handmade Cheeses.

Painting to close Carnation Farm Road bridge for 2 months

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 12:07PM

King County’s Roads division is repainting the landmark Stossel Bridge on Carnation Farm Road this summer. The 1951 bridge will be closed through Sept. 29 during the project, which will include removal of the old paint. The bridge will be closed to all but emergency vehicles during the project. The suggested detour for all other vehicles, including school buses, is to take S.R. 203 north to 124th Street, across the valley, then down West Snoqualmie Valley Road to Northeast 80th Street, which connects to Northeast Carnation Farm Road.

Excuse the mess: Downtown merchants rally with ‘Sip, Shop’

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 11:18AM

As a second phase of downtown Snoqualmie improvements starts kicking up dust, downtown merchants have rallied together to ensure tourists know they are still open for business. They started a “Sip, Shop & Savor Summer in Downtown Snoqualmie” campaign to showcase the business district between now and early September.

PSE Valley Golf Classic is Friday at Mount Si

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 11:07AM

The 2014 Puget Sound Energy Snoqualmie Valley Golf Classic starts at 8 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Mount Si Golf Course, 9010 Boalch Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. Cost is $99 per player, which includes a round of golf, lunch, and a goody bag at the beginning of the tournament. Play-style is a shotgun scramble.

Children's interviewer, writer needed for Snoqualmie Art Walk project

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 10:51AM

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission needs a local writer to interview children participating in the Finally Friday Art Walk, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, in downtown Snoqualmie. The writer will be credited and promoted throughout the city-wide tour of the artwork. "Drawing Together" is a mural art project for children ages 5-12. Participating artists draw together at communal art tables, designing images inspired by their creativity, and dreams about the community in which they live.

Bands, bunnies, Twinkies and tunes: North Bend Block Party Photo Gallery

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 23, 2014 at 10:21AM

Ron Stettler of North Bend was so moved by Little Lion's performance, he approached the local band's singer and keyboard player, Madeline Wells, after her Community Stage performance with Parker O'Leary, and told her so. Stettler is a fan of North Bend's free downtown Block Party since year one, and was thrilled with how it went in year six.

Two Rivers School backers starting a PTSA; Meeting is Wednesday

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:23PM

Parents and locals are forming a PTSA, or parent-teacher-student association, at Two Rivers School in North Bend. Interested community members are invited to attend the Two Rivers School PTSA Organizing Meeting, 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the North Bend Library.

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