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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.

What are you going to do for Valley, state’s 125th party?

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

T The year 1889 was a big one for the Valley. It was the year that Washington territory became the 42nd state. It was also the year that trains rolled into the Valley for the first time. Railroads transformed daily life for the people here, opening the local economy up to a wider world. The train came here mainly due to tourism—big city folk wanted to see the wonders of the Snoqualmie waterfall.

Get fancy for English tea, show, Tuesday at sr. center

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 1:54PM

Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation hosts its annual English tea and fashion show, 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 17.

Get your game on at Mount Si's Summer Speed Camp

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 1:52PM

Athletes from elementary to high school age can get a leg up on conditioning at Wildcat Summer Speed Camp, starting June 24 at Mount Si High School’s Wildcat stadium.

Arts tour through the Valley this weekend

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 1:51PM

Snoqualmie River Arts Tour is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.

Discover Pass is a must for Rattlesnake Mountain Trail Parking

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 1:50PM

All city of Snoqualmie parks and trails are open to the public and do not require a Washington State Discover Pass for parking or use. That includes Snoqualmie Point Park and its parking lot.

Plan ahead for Cedarcrest High School fall sports

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 1:49PM

Lower Valley teen athletes, plan ahead for fall sports in Cedarcrest with the following dates:

Joy ride in a golf cart, pushy peddler | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:38PM

Joyride: On Tuesday, June 3, police responded to the 9000 block of Boalch Avenue Southeast, North Bend, for a golf cart theft. An employee said two dirty-looking men with black backpacks got into a cart parked with the keys inside near the pro shop, and drove off. The employee recovered the cart, abandoned nearby, but not the keys.

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.

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