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- Aug 28, 2014 at 3:39PM
Through September 1, extra officers will be on local roads looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Many of these officers have special training to identify when a driver is under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative transportation or ride with a sober designated driver.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:45PM
Celebrity sightings are starting to be almost commonplace here, as movie companies come through, shoot a few scenes, then pack up their stars and equipment. When one of those movies premieres, though, the Valley will have a resident celebrity. Diane Sheets, a bartender at Smokey Joe’s Tavern in downtown Snoqualmie, is a familiar face in a couple of scenes in the upcoming “Captain Fantastic,” from Electric City Entertainment. In fact, aside from the star, Viggo Mortensen, hers is about the only face in those scenes.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:44PM
Six Valley schools are in a dubious spotlight this month, and in response, area superintendents are working to turn that light back onto what they say is the source of the problem. The schools, Twin Falls Middle School and Opstad and North Bend Elementary Schools in the Snoqualmie Valley District, Tolt Middle School, and Cherry Valley and Carnation Elementary in Riverview, are being penalized for student test scores that did not meet federal adequate yearly progress, or AYP, standards. Each of the schools receives federal Title I funding, which will come with more restrictions on it this year, including reserving 20 percent strictly for transportation costs for students who choose a different school this year, and setting aside funds for staff professional development.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:39PM
Classes start throughout the Riverview School District on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and in the Snoqualmie Valley School District on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Orientation began last week at many Valley schools, and is still going in the Upper Valley. At Chief Kanim Middle School, seventh graders are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 27 and eighth graders are on for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. A barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:28PM
Mount Si High School graduate Brandon Smith has graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor of arts in communication studies. He begins his professional career as a marketing associate with Sysco in Missoula, Mont.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:27PM
State Representative Jay Rodne, 5th District from Snoqualmie, will join other legislators, homebuilders and housing experts in the 2014 Housing Summit, hosted Tuesday, Sept. 23, by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Focusing on dwindling buildable land in the Puget Sound area, “Accommodating Housing Needs with Less Land” will include presentations by top housing experts.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 2:25PM
Valley Animal Partners is hosting a free vaccination clinic, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Mount Si Senior Center and Gardiner-Weeks Park, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. The clinic offers free vaccinations for dogs and cats, and $5 pet microchipping for the first 25 pets, to low-income Valley residents who could not otherwise afford them. Pet owners can also pick up free samples of pet food at the event.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:21PM
One man was killed and another was booked into King County Jail on manslaughter charges late Monday, Aug. 25, after an accidental shooting in North Bend. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police responded to the 4500 block of North Bend Way, North Bend, for a report of shots fired. The incident occurred in an apartment that the two men, brothers ages 42 and 46, shared.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:20PM
For the second consecutive year, the Boeing Classic produced a first-time Champions Tour winner. Scott Dunlap emerged victorious after making birdie on the first playoff hole. The playoff was necessitated when Mark Brooks made six birdies over the final seven holes, erasing Dunlap’s three-stroke advantage. The two players finished 54 holes at 200 (-16), two strokes ahead of Gene Sauers.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:18PM
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is giving members a sneak peek at the new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital this Wednesday, Aug. 27, as part of its monthly After Hours networking program. August's Chamber After Hours will be hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation, and co-hosted by the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and Taproom, who will be providing food and beverages.
Learning from the greats: Chip Beck grows the next generation of golf at Boeing Classic's Emirates Youth Clinic | Photo Gallery
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:15PM
Budding Snoqualmie golfer Kasey Maralack is only 10 years old, and she is already finding success in the game. Last Tuesday, Aug. 19, she got a big lesson in thinking positive from one of the greats of the game. Maralack hit the green with golf pro Chip Beck for some pro tips at the Emirates Youth Clinic, one of several family-oriented activities that took place last week as part of the 10th annual Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:08PM
Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center, 32925 SE 46th St., Fall City, hosts a weekend of discovery, healing and fun with horses, for warrior families struggling through the challenges of long deployments.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:06PM
Debris that settled over properties on North Bend Way in the early hours of April 25 is being cleaned up. Although the King County Fire Investigation Unit concluded in early July that the explosion was accidental, caused by natural gas, their investigation was one of many being run on the site. Individual property owners were also allowed to examine the accident scene.
- Aug 25, 2014 at 2:43PM
Every summer, more than 26,000 people visit the Snoqualmie River to enjoy its beauty, bathe in its coolness, and float its currents. Yet, there is not a permanent toilet for visitors on the river. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has started a fundraising campaign, Pony up for a Potty on the Indiegogowebsite, to install a permanent vault toilet at two of the Valley's popular river access points.
- Aug 25, 2014 at 2:42PM
King County Metro Transit will make a first round of bus service cuts in the Valley and the wider region Sept. 27, canceling, reducing and revising bus routes. In the Valley, one bus route changes. Two others go away. Route 208, North Bend to Issaquah, is being changed. Trips will be added to provide two-way service during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Service frequency will be reduced from 60 minutes to 120 minutes.
- Aug 25, 2014 at 2:40PM
This letter is an expression of thanks to our family and friends who helped us celebrate 50 years of marriage. Our family gave us a party at the Woodman Lodge, with amazing planning, including great food, wonderful old family pictures, beautiful decorations, a fabulous photographer (Mary Miller Photography) and the best cakes ever!
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:11PM
Snoqualmie historian Dave Battey tells the story of local immigrants in a special presentation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Snoqualmie YMCA. Battey tells the story of immigrant Japanese labor in the local lumber industry, and their families. He covers early challenges for Japanese immigrants, the growth of the Japanese communities at the Snoqualmie Falls and White River mills, and internment after Pearl Harbor.
Is he with you? Man chats up Valley restaurant customers, checks out the kitchen before police toss him out
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:10PM
On Saturday, Aug. 2, police were called to the 4700 block of Tolt Avenue, for a complaint of a man causing a disturbance. The man entered a restaurant and walked around, talking with patrons who did not know him. He then walked into the kitchen. An officer removed him from the restaurant.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:06PM
To many preservation-minded Preston residents, it suddenly seems as if all hell has broken loose. In the last few weeks, they have seen a county recommendation to change zoning at the old Preston Lumber Mill from forestry to industrial;
- Aug 22, 2014 at 1:56PM
Washington state is set to receive nearly $1 million for four local park and trail projects from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF. The city of North Bend will receive $250,000 to build a plaza and loop trail in Torguson Park, unifying the city’s main athletic fields by providing a central gathering space.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 2:00PM
I am pleased to see my Congressman, Dave Reichert, receive recognition for a job well done for the residents of the 8th District. In late July, the House Natural Resources Committee scheduled a Reichert-sponsored bill to the floor for a vote that expands the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and puts protections on the Middle Fork-Snoqualmie River.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 12:05PM
About a dozen people spent a day in Snoqualmie last month bottling, labeling, packing and stacking roughly half of Sigillo Cellars’ output for the year. They worked steadily in the brilliant sunshine, condensing what used to be the work of days into an early morning and a long afternoon. It could almost have been a scene from the olden days, or maybe the Old World, where small family-run wineries called in all their friends and relations to help put up the vintage.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 11:43AM
Claire Wright, a 16-year-old Fall City teen, represented Washington as Miss Washington Teen at the USA Ambassador National Pageant, held Monday, Aug. 4, in Tampa, Fla. Wright was third runner-up at nationals and won the “Best in Class” award for her academic achievements and activities.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 11:41AM
Monday, August 25, is a state parks ‘free day’ in Washington. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The ‘free day’ is in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916. State Parks ‘free days’ are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish & Wildlife (WDFW).
- Aug 20, 2014 at 10:46AM
As part of its annual “Kids Need School Supplies” drive during the summer months, Hopelink is collecting school supplies to distribute to schoolchildren in low-income families to help ensure they come to school ready to learn.
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