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Walt and Boletta Watkins are this year’s Fall City Days parade Grand Marshals

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:35PM

Fall City Days Parade Grand Marshals Walt and Boletta Watkins have called Fall City home for 25 years. To date, they remain on their family farm on the Lake Alice Road. “I moved to Fall City to get a horse,” explains Walt, an avid horseback rider. Walt and Boletta grew up in eastern Washington. Walt was from Lind and Boletta was from Wenatchee.

Fiftieth year for Raging River Riders | Fall City Days

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:17PM

The Raging River Riders saddle club was formed in 1964. Its purpose is to bring together people interested in horses and to provide an educational and fun atmosphere in which to promote good horsemanship. For 50 years, the family-oriented Raging River Riders have actively pursued this goal. Some of their interests include western gaming shows, parades, overnight campouts, prize rides and day rides.

2nd place award for science-minded Valley middle schoolers

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:15PM

A team of 10 Twin Falls Middle School eighth graders recently took second place in a TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition, and earned a spot at the national event. The team of Piper Elwood, Ashley Gate, Mallory Golic, Grace Himka, Morgan Lowell, Mitchell Meyer, Griffin Nicolino, Kayleen Rule, Kayla Sanchez and Jessica Stringer was coached by Twin Falls math and STEM teacher Dave Bettine, and Tracy Roberts, a calculus and physics teacher at Mount Si High School.

Mount Si grad Nicole Garrett named Aviation Week Leader of Tomorrow

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:13PM

Nicole Garrett, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was recently named one of Aviation Week’s four Tomorrow’s Leaders Award recipients. These awards, presented at Aviation Week’s 57th annual Laureate Awards ceremony, recognize one academy cadet from each military branch, who has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in aerospace. Honorees must rank in the top 5 percent of their classes.

Si View 3-on-3 returns June 21

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:11PM

The Si View Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Saturday, June 21, held at Mount Si High School. The tournament offers age divisions for boys and girls in grades 4 and up, along with women and men. Both recreational and competitive divisions are offered for high school players. Adult divisions include Open and 35 and Older. Games are scheduled throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m.; championship games conclude by 5 p.m.

Wood River, River Ridge residents to battle Scotch Broom this Saturday

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:21AM

Neighbors of the Wood River and River Ridge communities in North Bend are done putting up with the noxious, invasive Scotch broom plant. They're gathering for a Scotch broom pull day this Saturday, June 14, removing it from the Tanner and Middle Fork areas. Neighbors and residents are welcome to join and help.

Voters to decide on North Bend’s eighth officer | Sales tax increase proposed for cops, fire

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 4:27PM

Police and fire services in North Bend will both get a boost next year if city voters approve a proposed sales tax increase in November. The sales tax of 0.1 percent could raise an estimated $180,000, if approved by a 60 percent majority of voters. Much of that revenue would go toward hiring an eighth dedicated police officer for Snoqualmie, North Bend City Administrator Londi Lindell told the North Bend City Council at its May 20 meeting. Other funds would go toward fire services, she said, pointing out that the city’s existing contract with Eastside Fire & Rescue will increase in cost by about $80,000 next year.

Fall City Days 2014 | Complete schedule

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:42PM

The following is the schedule of events for Fall City Days, Saturday, June 14. • 6:30 a.m., State Route 202 closure, from 324th Street to Preston-Fall City Road • 7 a.m., Fun Run race number and chip pickup at Olive Taylor Quigley Park

Watermelon fun at Fall City Days; Young Life hosts

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:41PM

Messy, slurpy fun returns as Snoqualmie Valley Young Life hosts the watermelon eating contest for the 2014 Fall City Days. The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. at Olive Quigley Park. There are four age divisions: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14 years and older Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present.

Fall City girl gets long-awaited liver; History play for Valley centennial | Out of the Past

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:39PM

Thursday, June 8, 1989: For a Fall City family, nearly two years of waiting is over. On Sunday, Chris and Larry Everett got word that a donor had been found for their daughter Kristen, 4, who needs a liver. Locals raised $50,000 in a “Life for Kristen” campaign.

Fall City Days Carnival fun returns with new spot

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:29PM

The children’s carnival rides return to Fall City Days this year, but in a new location. Rides will be held at 336th Street, next to Farmhouse Market.

Highway 202 to close for Fall City Days, Saturday

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:28PM

State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

You can be on the Snoqualmie City Council; Apply by Tuesday

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:27PM

The city of Snoqualmie is now accepting applications from residents to fill Jeff MacNichols’ Position 2 city council vacancy. The new council member will be appointed by a majority of the city council. That person’s will expire after the results of the November 2015 general election are certified.

Walk of fame: Sidewalk stars crown North Bend's ‘Save Our Theatre’ campaign

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

“Isn’t it cool?” Cindy Walker asks. The North Bend Theatre owner is justly proud of her new digital projector. Its high-tech computer system and 4,000-watt bulb took the local moviehouse out of the old days of film and into the modern era. Bought with the assistance of Walker’s neighbors and customers, this $100,000 machine shows how much locals love the business.

Mind your manners: New Snoqualmie schools civility policy lays out rules for staff, student behavior

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

No single group or incident provided the push for the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new civility policy, say school district staff. Instead, the policy, formally adopted by the school board at its May 29 meeting, grew from discussions that began more than six months ago, after contentious contract negotiations with the district’s teacher union were completed just hours before a teacher’s strike would have begun. “This policy was developed in collaboration with Lisa Radmer, who is the president of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association,” Superintendent Joel Aune told the school board before the first reading of the policy, May 15.

Who was Olive Taylor Quigley? | Fall City Days

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Home to much of the Fall City Days activities, Quigley Park, site of many Fall City Days activities and music, is named for Olive Taylor Quigley, the first girl born to white settlers in Fall City. According to author Jack Kelley's "History of Fall City," Olive Maude Taylor was born on April 2, 1876 to David and Helen Taylor. As a teen, she worked in her family's Taylor Hotel, and was there until it burned in 1902.

Children's parade tradition returns to Fall City Days

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Right before the main parade, children are welcome to bring their bikes and pets and show off in the Fall City Days Kiddie Parade. The children’s parade begins at 10:45 a.m., and the main parade happens at 11 a.m.

History in a glass: Get a memento of Fall City's historic Methodist Church at Fall City Days

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:54PM

The Fall City Historical Society's collector glass, available during Fall City Days, honors the historic Fall City Methodist Church. The collectible glasses cost $8, or $15 for set of two. Sales help the society preserve local history. According to Jack Kelley's "History of Fall City," the present United Methodist Church, at the corner of Main and Third streets, was originally built in 1899 by the Baptists.

Girls youth soccer team takes second in Premier finals

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:51PM

A Valley girls youth soccer team had a big season this spring. In the Puget Sound Premiere League’s Washington Cup Girls U-13 Silver Bracket finals game, Cascade Football Club’s G00 Green Team lost in overtime to a premiere-level team, 1-0. CFC G00 Green played six games over two weekends, to make it to the finals.

The days of D.I.Y.: Learn about early skills at Fall City Historical Society's FC Days display

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:48PM

“Do It Yourself” wasn’t a fad. It was a necessity in the Fall City of 100 years ago. Cooking, repairing your house, and living in general required skills that today are becoming lost arts. Fall City Historical Society takes visitors on a trip back in time to experience those arts at its downtown booth for Fall City Days.

16 Mount Si High School seniors get a running start

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:45PM

Mount Si High School’s class of 2014 includes 16 students who earned associate’s degrees from Bellevue College, at the same time that they earned their high school diplomas. Guy Everett earned a degree with High Distinction, and two students, Kira Jerome and Tyler McCreadie, earned degrees with Distinction. Also receiving degrees from Bellevue College were Jacob Barrus, Torsten Cannell, Christopher Lein, Sydney Leonard, Madison Murphy, Joann Richter, Amy Robles, Rian Ruyle, Dylan Savage, Ethan Seneker, Britney Stevens, Velvet Weber and Abigail Wilcock.

Deadline’s here for King County flood reduction grants

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:44PM

The deadline for King County Flood Control District‘s grant applications, for money to reduce local flood damage, is right around the corner. Applications have to be received by the Flood District by Sunday, June 15. Eligible applicants include homeowner associations, private non-profit organizations or associations, schools, special districts, tribes and King County jurisdictions.

Two calls for climber rescues at Olallie, Little Si

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

Two men were injured on climbs early Sunday, June 8, calling on King County Search and Rescue for assistance. The first call, at 11:35 a.m. from Olallie State Park, was cancelled within 40 minutes, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates, who had no further information on the incident.

Little riders learn the rules of the road at Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:50PM

Young riders got a firsthand lesson in biking safely with help from Snoqualmie police and volunteers at the Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo, held Saturday, June 7, at Community Park on Snoqualmie Ridge. Saturday's 11th annual Bike Safety Rodeo, created in memory of Tanner, a 7 year old boy who died in a bike-car accident in 2003, is a way for local families to learn about bicycle safety and overhaul their gear.

Got your ticket? Big day arrives for Snoqualmie Valley's Class of 2014

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:44PM

Mount Si High School will graduate more than 350 students at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Mount Si Stadium, in a first—an event that’s already sold out once. Graduation tickets, given to students to distribute to their guests for the ceremony, went so fast this year, that school staff agreed to add three more rows of assigned seating on the field. Those tickets, for roughly 150 more people, went on sale to students Monday, for $10 per seat.

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