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Sweet life: Catch up with Sharon Nikko, co-owner of Snoqualmie’s venerable Candy Factory

  • 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!”

Snoqualmie Rep. Jay Rodne to host telephone town hall June 25

  • 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.

Counteract the ‘Summer Learning Slide’ at Snoqualmie library

  • 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.

Growing young readers: Meet Snoqualmie Children’s Librarian Jenifer Loomis

  • 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.”

Asking the right questions: Chamber President wants to hear from local businesses

  • 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.

Underage drinking in the woods; Vehicle prowlers at Ridge park | Snoqualmie Valley Police Blotter

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:18PM

Party in the woods? On Sunday, June 8, at 1:36 a.m., a caller in Snoqualmie complained about hearing teenagers in the woods behind his house. Police checked a nearby trail on foot and did not find any teens, but also contacted a man sleeping in a vehicle, apparently while his son hosted a party in the home. The man set his dog to watch for police, according to the report, since the son and his underage friends were drinking alcohol.

Snoqualmie Casino changes ticket vendor for summer shows

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 2:50PM

Just in time for its popular summer concert season, Snoqualmie Casino has changed ticketing providers. The new provider, TicketForce, offers a solution that reduces ticketing fees and streamlines the ticketing process.

Carnation’s anti-festival: Back for second year, ‘Timber!’ concert defies description

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:22PM

Giant neighborhood campout, or rockin’ outdoor music festival, either description of “Timber!”, returning to Carnation next month, works, but it doesn’t quite cover the level of comfort that is the goal of its organizers. “We just want to put on great parties that we, ourselves, have fun at,” said Kevin Sur of Artist Home, which created and hosts Timber.

Out of the Past: Mayor breaks tie on Si View development; Cars keep crashing at Maskrod's Corner

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:20PM

Thursday, June 22, 1989: The locally infamous Maskrod’s Corner (State Route 202 at Meadowbrook) was the scene of two more auto accidents. On June 12, a North Bend motorist failed to yield and struck a motorcyclist. A day later, a driver did the same, striking another car and sending a woman to the hospital with injured ribs.

Upping their game: Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business creating growth, opportunity for sixth year

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:19PM

It’s a new year for Snoqualmie Valley Women In Business, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for collaboration, networking, personal growth and community leadership for local business women. Now in its sixth year, Women in Business has adopted the theme of “Up Your Game” for the year, and continues to fine-tune its offerings to meet the needs of nearly 100 members, like the networking exercise that’s been added to each meeting, or the social event and accessory swap planned for June 17 at Glass & Bottle on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Mount Si Senior Center, Hopelink get rolling with retired county vans

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:17PM

Three community organizations in Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s district were approved recently to receive a retired King County Metro van. Locally, the Mount Si Senior Center and Hopelink each got a van, as did the Boys and Girls Club of Redmond/Sammamish. Late last month, the County Council unanimously approved the transfer of retired Metro vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.

Horse fair, play day help Fall City's Warrior Family Retreats

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:14PM

The Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center in Fall City hosts a Summer Horse Fair and Play Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at its arena. The event benefits the center's Family Fund-sponsored Warrior Family Retreats and its scholarship fund.

Like no other: Mount Si 2014 grads celebrate new beginnings | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 10:34AM

If senior speeches are anything to go by, then the 344 graduates of Mount Si High School’s Class of 2014, have a pretty good sense of who they are. They recognize the irony of sitting down in the morning to a breakfast their mothers made for them, on the day they “officially” enter adulthood, and they see the world of possibilities ahead of them, thanks to those who came before them.

Snoqualmie police still working on Jay Berry’s late night assault

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:41PM

The investigation of a stabbing and sexual assault on a North Bend woman earlier this year is ongoing, Snoqualmie Police say. “Investigators are still actively working on leads related to the incident at Jay Berry’s,” said Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist. Police would not offer additional details, to avoid any risk to the investigation of the case.

Downtown upgrades, part 2, start in Snoqualmie this week

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:31PM

Phase 2 of the downtown infrastructure improvement project is underway. Infrastructure and road work will occur on Railroad Avenue Southeast between River Street and Northern Street. Downtown businesses will remain open and fully accessible throughout the project with parking in designated areas.

A sober moment: Mock crash impresses safety for Mount Si High School students

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:28PM

With the school year coming to an end, a DUI fatality collision simulation was presented at Mount Si High School to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers, representing more than one-third of all mortalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teen drivers are three times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal crash.

Fighting hunger, one CROP Walk step at a time

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:26PM

The annual Snoqualmie Valley CROP Hunger Walk, held Sunday, May 18, was a huge success. This year was dedicated to the memory of Bill Melton, who brought the international fight against hunger campaign to the Snoqualmie Valley 15 years ago. More than $6,600 was raised and $1,650 will be donated to Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.

Summer tourism campaign coming to Snoqualmie

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:22PM

“Sip, Shop & Savor Summer in Downtown Snoqualmie” is the theme of a new summer campaign which showcases the downtown Snoqualmie business district. The centerpiece is a series of arts events that begin July 19 and continue through September. Partners include the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, Downtown Merchants Association and Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Open house helps horse rescue team

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:21PM

Cowgirl Spirit Equine Rescue hosts a tack sale and open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 8718 Ames Lake/Carnation Road in Carnation. Visitors can tour the farm, meet the rescue horses, buy donated equipment, riding apparel, and equestrian gifts. Donations of new and used clothing, tack, and gifts are accepted. To donate, psend an e-mail to officers@csrdt.org. The deadline for donations is Monday, June 23. All proceeds from the sale go to caring for horses in need.

Apply today for Snoqualmie Civil Service Commission

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 1:11PM

The city of Snoqualmie's Civil Service Commission has an opening for a new commissioner. To be considered, the new member must have resided within Snoqualmie city limits for at least one year immediately preceding such appointment. Applications must be submitted by June 18. They are available on the city website at www.cityofsnoqualmie.org in the “Public Participation” box. Applications may be hand delivered to Snoqualmie City Hall at 38624 SE River Street, or mailed to Tiah Branson, P.O. Box 987, Snoqualmie, Washington, 98065.

Find the courage: Two Rivers School’s Class of 2014 overcomes challenges to complete its academic journey | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

A young mother with a 1-year-old baby, Sarah Webb didn’t have a driver’s license. But she did have a bike. So, every morning last summer, she loaded her little son, Elliott, into a trailer, then hopped on her bike for the two-mile ride to Two Rivers School. “It took some getting used to,” Webb said of the commute. “But I needed to get to school.” Webb, like many of her classmates in the Two Rivers School Class of 2014, had to face a challenge to get to this moment.

Going wild at Fall City Days | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 2:59PM

Clouds couldn’t shut down the smiles Saturday, June 14, at Fall City Days. The volunteer-run street fair, parade, live entertainment, fun run, and all-town party drew a crowd, like always. The theme this year was “Still Wild,” and wildness did reign at the annual Watermelon Eating Contest. Youths and adults were fed by the local Young Life hosts, with the fruit from Farmhouse Market. As always, the hungriest diners won.

Grant helps keep Snoqualmie's Railroad Days as green as possible

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 1:18PM

Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days festival, which returns in August, brings 15,000 people from across the region. Last year, Waste Management participated by providing trained sorting station staff to help educate the public about how to properly dispose of the garbage, recycling and compost generated at the event.

Learn all about LinkedIn at Valley Chamber workshop, Friday

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 1:17PM

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s June Lunch Workshop is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 S.E. River St. Learn how to use LinkedIn and your connections to find success.

20-year reunion for Mount Si grads coming up in July

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Mount Si High School Class of 1994 Reunion is 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Snoqualmie Valley Eagles lodge, downtown Snoqualmie.

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