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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.

Ducks dive and dash for cash, prizes | Fall City Days Ducky Derby

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:42PM

They’re out of the tub and on the loose, all for a great cause. During Fall City Days, rubber ducks get the chance to see the rushing waters of the Snoqualmie River, and take a thrilling tumble from the heights of the Fall City bridge. During the annual Ducky Derby, the little guys are now out of the tub and on the loose, racing their way down the Snoqualmie River for fun and prizes, to benefit Fall City Elementary.

Get ready for Fall City Days Fun Run

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:41PM

The 25th annual Fall City Days Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 14. The event includes a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and a one-kilometer Kids Run. The 10k and 5K courses are USATF certified and sanctioned. The courses are flat and very fast through beautiful country settings. Register or learn more at http://fallcity.org/run.html. The starting line is in front of Farmhouse Market located at 33521 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd., near Olive Taylor Quigley Park, in downtown Fall City.

Eastside Girls Red soccer team heading to nationals

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:07PM

Eastside Football Club’s G98 Red team earned a trip to compete at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, finishing at the top of their girls under-15 bracket. The national championships start Tuesday, July 22, in Germantown, Md. It’s the first trip to the nationals for any Washington girls’ team since 1996. The Red team is also guaranteed a spot in the National League next year. The team is made up entirely of freshmen girls, coached by Tom Bialek.

Mount Si grad Abby McLauchlin rows in NCAA championships, gets silver

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:02PM

Abby McLauchlin, a 2013 Mount Si High School graduate, competed in the NCAA Rowing Championships for the University of San Diego in Indianapolis on Sunday, June 1. McLauchlin rowed in the Varsity 4 in the competition. Her boat ended the season as the 14th fastest in her category. In addition, she helped her team to an overall final ranking of 15th in the nation. This final ranking capped a historic season for the University of San Diego and its highest ranking ever.

Brownie Scouts share love of animals, earn badges at Snoqualmie's Rancho Laguna

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:01PM

Members of the second grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 43995 volunteered Sunday, May 4, at the Rancho Laguna H.E.A.R.T. in Snoqualmie. The girls, who were working to complete their Brownie Quest Journey Badge, chose the farm as their community project due to their love of animals.

Steak dinner Saturday helps Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:57PM

Reserve spaces now for the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s June steak dinner, and save $5. Tickets for the June 14 fundraiser are available online, by phone, or in person, for $15 through Thursday, June 12. Tickets are available at the door for $20, depending on availability.

Wood in the Snoqualmie River? King County hosting two meetings June 10 on new projects

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 2:15PM

Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in local rivers or streams at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah. Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the Issaquah Hatchery, 125 Sunset Way, Issaquah. Three projects are planned for the Snoqualmie River basin – the Hafner Levee Setback, Winkelman Revetment Reconstruction, and the Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment Reconstruction;

The mushroom maestro: North Bend man pens forager's cookbook

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 8:50AM

Author and mycologist Tim Leavitt’s new cookbook is for mushroom lovers, haters (or those unsure), and everyone in between. The North Bend man penned “Cooking Wild Mushrooms (for People Who Don’t Like Mushrooms)” as a resource for foraging wild mushrooms. It includes various cooking techniques and more than two dozen recipes.

Plant sale success happens with your help

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 8:47AM

Thanks to the support from the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and surrounding area residents, our spring plant sale raised almost $2,000. From all who benefit from your support and generosity — which in past years have included our Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, local food bank, children’s toy drive at Christmas, and a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Mount Si High School—we say ‘thank you’!

Snoqualmie couple embark on world-wide cycling adventure | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 9, 2014 at 8:47AM

On a sunny March day in Snoqualmie, Doug and Kristin Walsh had no problem daydreaming about going on a long bike ride. That daydream may have gotten a little fuzzy now that they’re actually on that ride, fighting Montana winds on a blustery day in April, or cycling through snowdrifts in Minnesota in May, but the couple never seems to struggle with a loss of focus for long. On the surface, their goal is to ride their bicycles basically around the world, to discover amazing cultures, sample exotic foods, and see places they’ve only read about, in a trip they estimate will take about three years. There’s more, though; this trip, started March 23, represents living life in the right order, something the career driven 30-somethings have long aspired to.

Caregiver group meets June 12

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 8:46AM

A free support group for those caring for someone with memory loss meets, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Monthly meetings offer caregivers a consistent and caring place to learn, share and gain emotional support from others on similar journeys.

Snoqualmie Pass to close 4 nights next week for rock blasting

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 1:37PM

Rock blasting will close Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass four nights next week. Drivers need to plan for added travel time due multiple lane closures through the corridor. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7:30 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Flying Wheels bike run raises $17K for Camp Korey

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jun 6, 2014 at 1:24PM

Cascade Bicycle Club hosted its annual Flying Wheels Summer Century presented by Raleigh event on Saturday, May 31, starting and ending in Marymoor Park in Redmond. More than 3,000 riders participated in the ride, which included scenic routes of varying length, a Finish Line festival and more.

Transient camp found in North Bend; Who signed for these packages?

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 1:14PM

No one home: On Saturday, May 24, a Snoqualmie Police officer investigated complaints of transients in a wooded lot in the 13000 block of 432nd Avenue Southeast, North Bend, specifically two men and a woman, associated with a blue Ford Focus. The officer located an empty transient camp, and left a note for the campers to leave the area.

Tribe goes to court to get back Fiji loan

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 1:04PM

The Snoqualmie Tribe filed a lawsuit last Tuesday, May 27, in King County Superior Court, seeking to recover $1.5 million, interest and fees from an investment in a Fiji resort and casino project. The lawsuit names Larry Claunch and three of his business entities associated with a Fiji investment project as defendants.

Mount Si student photographers win big at state competition

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 12:41PM

Mount Si photography students turned heads with their eye-catching works at the 2014 Washington State High School Photography Competition. Twelve photos shot by 10 Mount Si High School students received recognition on Saturday, May 3. Two Mount Si sophomores, Connor Jensen and Brendan Gregory, earned “Select Finalist” honors, named among the top 5 percent of photographers in a given category.

Anglers understand threat from hatchery fish

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 12:24PM

The “conservationists” you refer to are our neighborhood fish scientists in Duvall, the Wild Fish Conservancy. There is both good science and the force of law behind their successful lawsuit against the current practices of steelhead hatcheries in Washington.

Out of the Past: Boat races in Fall City; Conserve Mount Si, locals say

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 12:23PM

Thursday, June 1, 1989: Conserve as much as you can: That’s the message locals sent to the Department of Natural Resources in a hearing on the new Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area, set to preserve 2,320 acres on Mount Si and Little Si.

It took a village—neighbors, local vet—to save a goat

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 12:17PM

On Sunday, May 25, I went out to feed our horses and noticed one of our goats, “Mary,” lying on her side and all four legs flopping violently. Her eyes were rolled back and she appeared to be frothing at the mouth. I called the At Home Vet service out of Fall City, and he was here in 20 minutes. He asked what I wanted him to do, and I said I don’t want her to suffer, so euthanize her.

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