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Simulated military operation coming to North Bend, Thursday night

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

U.S. Army Special Operation Forces will be conducting night-time military training at the Washington State Fire Training Academy east of North Bend on May 15. There will be three military helicopters flying at low altitude in and around the Washington State Fire Training Academy while soldiers train on the academy grounds. There is potential for noise from helicopters and on-ground small weapons firing blank ammunition from approximately 11 p.m. on May 15 to 5 a.m. on May 16.

Biker dedication roaring to Raging River Community Church

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:43PM

Preston’s 11th annual Biker Dedication is 11:31 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at 31104 S.E. 86th Street in Preston. A musical group from Raging River Community Church will perform; hamburgers and hot dogs, salad and cake will be served.

Hospital foundation's Charity Golf Classic returns

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:32PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation is hosting its Golf Classic Tournament on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Mount Si Golf Course. The Benaroya Companies is the presenting sponsor for the tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation, with a mission to fund capital projects for the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District and promote health throughout the community.

Preservation group's Pedal for the Valley racing nearer

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:25PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance is hosting Pedal for the Valley, a fundraising bike ride starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Jubilee Farm in Carnation. There are many rides throughout the year in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, but this is the only one put on with the sole purpose of preserving it. All proceeds from the ride will go to supporting the work of the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance.

Fall City food pantry may get help from Fred Meyer | You can help

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:24PM

Fall City Community Food Pantry is doing a benefit through Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program. Fred Meyer distributes $625,000 quarterly to egible, participating, non-profit organizations. Fall City's food bank seeks to be a part of this program.

Want to run for office? File by Friday

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:11PM

Candidates interested in filing for any of the 95 positions open for election in King County this year may file online or in person this week. The deadline is Friday, May 16. The King County Elections office encourages candidates to file online, the easiest and most efficient method.

Women rebuild and renew Snoqualmie Ridge's Habitat for Humanity neighborhood | Photo Gallery

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:09PM

Bright colors ruled in the last house in the row on Snoqualmie Ridge. At least they had that morning, before a crew of volunteers arrived to repaint the interior of the house, future home to a new family in the Habitat for Humanity program. By early afternoon, the blue, purple and blood-red walls upstairs had all gotten at least one coat of white paint, leaving the pink T-shirts and matching safety glasses of the work crews as the brightest things in the house. “Who thought of that?” wondered Kami Bratton, spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity. “They are just the perfect touch!”

Hunt for KingCo: Mount Si baseball heads into Mercer battle after small-ball Liberty win | Photo Gallery

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:27PM

The Liberty runner was getting a bit too much of a lead-off for comfort. So, "We decided to go for it," said Mount Si shortstop Carson Breshears, who was on the receiving end of a pick play, tagging a runner in the dirt and shutting down Liberty for the night. Defense like that, and fundamental 'small ball' play got Mount Si that much closer to a fourth and final KingCo title. The Wildcat baseball team beat Liberty, 3-0, on Saturday, May 10. Few big hits, but strong basics, set them up for a battle against Mercer Island tonight (Monday, May 12).

A message for the caregivers of the Snoqualmie Valley

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:10PM

If you seldom hear a shout-out or never get nominated for being the best, if you think you are invisible and what you do does not make a difference, this letter is for you. If you have ever put 50 cents in a donation jar, volunteered to help anywhere, baked, cooked, babysat, or taxied for a fundraiser or a friend, give yourself a big hug from me.

Artists needed for Snoqualmie state highway sculpture project

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:09PM

The city of Snoqualmie is renovating a section of State Route 202/Railroad Avenue Southeast (SR 202) in historic downtown Snoqualmie. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission wishes to purchase or commission a unique three-dimensional sculpture to be installed at the project site. The artwork location is proposed for the intersection of State Route 202 and S.E. King St. Sculptures may be new or existing. A permanent concrete base may be used as a foundation for the artwork.

North Bend's Stokosa family touched by memorial help

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:08PM

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this extremely sad time. The food, flowers, donations, and so much more have been overwhelming. Sharon Larson touched many lives, as was evident by how many attended her memorial service on April 12. We are grateful for loving friends and family who supported Mom during her long battle with cancer. She truly loved you all.

Snoqualmie schools recognized with Washington Achievement Awards

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:07PM

The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has awarded several Snoqualmie Valley schools a 2013 Washington Achievement Award. The prestigious awards are for schools meeting Washington Achievement Index criteria for the past three years, in up to six categories.

Valley students earn spots on Eastern Washington University's Dean’s List

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:06PM

More than a dozen area students made the Eastern Washington University dean’s list for 2014 winter quarter. Snoqualmie: Kolton Auxier, Alek Behrends, Charles Corriveau, Ryan Emmerton, Tiana Graciidis, Jessareh Helm, Cameron Hilsmann, Lindsay Kirby, Adam Korma, Hannah Masbaum, Micah Masbaum, Catherine Shintah, Zachariah Storm, Kyle Takacs, Kaitlyn Usselman, Kyle Whitworth.

Rebuilding and recovering: Locals helping business victims of North Bend explosion get back on their feet.

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:51PM

Only the view is left at Shelly Gildersleeve’s salon, where she and stylist Michelle Dunbar jointly operated as independent contractors. Her salon, destroyed in the explosion that shook North Bend awake at about 3:45 a.m. Friday, April 25, had been a great place to work for the past three years, Gildersleeve said.

Pass a truck, get slapped: Driver gets smacked for North Bend road behavior, calls cops | Valley blotter

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:38PM

Road slapper: On Sunday, April 27, an assault victim called Snoqualmie Police from the 300 block of Main Avenue South, North Bend. He said a white Ford utility truck had followed his vehicle to where he parked, and a tall man in his 50s got out of the truck, walked over to the victim's car, opened the door, and slapped him, for passing his truck on Mount Si Road. The victim did not have any license plate information for the subject.

Memorial service, social planned for North Bend's Doris Maxine Dovenberg

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:34PM

Doris Maxine Dovenberg, a life-long resident of North Bend, died at home Thursday, April 17, at the age of 91. Maxine was born February 24, 1923, to Ted and Elva Mueller, also life-long residents of North Bend.

North Bend comes together after massive explosion | Letters

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:31PM

We would like to thank our dental patients, our neighbors, and the complete strangers who called or came by with offers to help us clean up and repair damage to our dental office after the explosion early Thursday morning. We would also like to give a special shout-out to Dr. Kelly Garwood and Dr. Kirby Nelson for their kind offers to come to our aid. We hope the businesses in the building that was destroyed beyond repair are finding new avenues to return to work again.

Beer maker’s dinner coming to North Bend Bar and Grill

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:31PM

North Bend Bar and Grill hosts a Beer Maker’s Dinner, in partnership with Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, 6 p.m. Monday, May 12. The three-course meal with dessert includes a number of beer pairings. Tickets are $35. To reserve a spot, send an e-mail to catnbbg@gmail.com.

Valley artists, submit works for new North Bend gallery

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:30PM

The city of North Bend extends an invitation to Valley artists to submit their work for consideration in the new Mountain View Gallery. This fine arts gallery will be housed in the future North Bend Information and Cultural Center. Construction on the center will begin soon, with a projected opening date of June 26, 2014.

Candidate filing for 2014 begins Monday, May 12

  • May 9, 2014 at 9:44AM

Candidates interested in filing for any of the 95 positions open for election in King County this year may file online or in person May 12-16. King County Elections (KCE) encourages candidates to file online, the easiest and most efficient method.

Rock blasting, possible long closure of Snoqualmie Pass next week

  • May 9, 2014 at 9:35AM

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, May 12, Tuesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 15

Sweet Revenge: Comeback victory is a year in the making for North Bend battlers

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:31PM

Last year, North Bend Elementary fielded a young team for the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s annual five-school battle for reading supremacy. All fourth graders in a field of mixed ages, the team finished last in the 2013 Battle of the Books. They knew they’d be back, and their team name was a no-brainer — Revenge.

Full circle for Valley filmmaker: Brooks Malberg brings ‘Lost Dutchman’ to where it all began | Photo Gallery

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:19PM

Brooks Malberg is coming home to share the fruits of his filmmaking studies. The allure of making movies drew Malberg, a 2010 Mount Si High School grad, to Los Angeles. Four years later, he’s returning for the local premiere of his senior thesis film, “The Lost Dutchman,” 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at North Bend Theatre.

Out of the Past: Scott's voted best burgers in Puget Sound; New golf course opens in Fall City

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:19PM

Thursday, 
May 4, 1989: On April 26, MAGIC 108 FM’s new “Magic Morning Crew” listeners overwhelmingly selected from three finalists Scott’s Dairy Freeze in North Bend as having the best burgers in Puget Sound.

Cedarcrest’s Waterman to run for Everett

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:15PM

Cedarcrest runner Olivia Waterman last month signed a letter of intent to attend and compete for Everett Community College next fall.

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