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Road rage over parking spot ruins family's Falls visit | Snoqualmie Police Blotter

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:40PM

On Sunday, Aug. 17, a caller contacted police about an aggressive driver who wanted her parking spot, in the upper lot of the Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie. The caller said the man had parked right behind her after she’d pulled into the coveted spot, then got out and sat on the back of her vehicle. Next, he circled the lot and dropped off his kids, according to the victim, then parked and returned to her car, to take pictures and be confrontational.

New museum tours at Snoqualmie Falls through Labor Day

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:37PM

A new museum at Snoqualmie Falls opened to the public this summer. The exhibits are housed in the historic carpenter shop and Snoqualmie Falls depot, and chronicle the Charles H. Baker’s 1898-1899 development of the world’s first underground power station.

Back-to-school shots: A look at Valley school vaccination rules

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:37PM

School starts next week, but before Snoqualmie Valley School District students can walk their school halls, they have a last bit of homework to finish. All students are required to have proof of nine required immunizations by the first day of school, per the Washington Department of Health policy, or to get an exemption from them.

Eastside Baby Corner’s Pants Party helps families in need find supplies

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:34PM

While the children of east King County may not be happy about it, back to school is on the minds of many parents throughout the region. With back-to-school sales in full swing, and the school districts getting ready, families should pmake sure their kids have everything they need for academic success in the fall.

Valley team gets ready for Alzheimer’s walk

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:32PM

A group of Snoqualmie Valley residents who care for family members with Alzheimer’s have formed a team to join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Jazz Walk back in North Bend for year three

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 2:31PM

The North Bend Jazz Walk returns for its third year on Saturday, Sept. 13. Eighteen venues play host to an evening celebrating jazz.

Eastside firefighters build shed for Carnation's senior thrift store

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 3:51PM

Between their regular duties and volunteering to help fight wildfires in eastern Washington, area firefighters decided to solve one more problem, locally. In about three days time, the Eastside Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund led a project to build a wood shed for the Re-in-Carnation thrift store of the Sno-Valley Senior Center.

North Bend sewer at the ‘pinch point’ | City declares emergency, OKs fix

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 3:44PM

North Bend processes about 1 million gallons of sewage in its 60 year-old wastewater treatment plant every day, a little less during the dry season. On paper, the city could handle more than double that, but in reality, the plant’s intake has been limited to the million mark for the past six months to a year.

Out of the Past: Drums dumped at Preston are toxic; House is sold to help Mount Si band students

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 3:43PM

Field tests on 21 drums ditched in Preston led investigators to believe some contained toxic waste.

Fall registration starts for Si View Metro Parks classes

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 3:41PM

Looking for activities for you and your family? Si View Metro Parks offers a variety of recreation programs for all ages from toddlers to seniors, and registration is now open for the district’s fall recreation programs and classes, including swim lessons. New offerings this fall include Math Patterns for ages 4-7, Frozen Dance Class for ages 3-7, Eighth Grade Friday Trips, Taste of the Mat introduction to Wrestling camp for ages 5-14, , among others. Registration is available online at www.siviewpark.org, by phone 425-831-1900 or at the center.

Kick-off Carnival precedes Mount Si Scarlet-Gray game Friday

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 3:40PM

The Mount Si football team’s Community Kick-off Carnival is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Mount Si High School stadium. Families and children can get dinner, enjoy games and activities, hear the Mount Si drum line and watch Mount Si cheerleaders. The annual Scarlet and Gray game follows at 7 p.m.

DUI patrols on in the Valley through Sept. 1

  • 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.

Snoqualmie’s Smokey Joe’s bar, local bartender appear in independent film

  • 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.

Valley school districts, feds in dispute over progress standards

  • 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.

Classes begin next week for Valley students

  • 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.

Brandon Smith graduates Montana, goes to work for Sysco

  • 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.

State Rep. Jay Rodne to weigh in at regional housing summit

  • 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.

Save your pets: Vaccination clinic coming up in North Bend

  • 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.

Accidental shooting kills North Bend man

  • 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.

Scott Dunlap wins 10th annual Boeing Classic golf tourney in front of 33,000 fans

  • 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.

Tour the Valley's new hospital at Chamber after Hours

  • 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.

Horses help soldiers, families heal when Warrior Family Retreat returns to Fall City

  • 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.

Cleanup starts at explosion site

  • 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.

Greenway starts Indiegogo fundraiser for river bathrooms

  • 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.

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