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Driving ordinance makes return trip to committee

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:46PM

NORTH BEND - A law that can fine drivers up to $300 if they are involved in an incident while engaged in a distracting activity has been sent back to the committee from which it came less than a month after it was passed by the North Bend City Council.

Ditching the school bus

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:46PM

School officials and parents were thankful no one was hurt when a Snoqualmie Valley School District bus, pictured above, ran off Stoen Quarry Road last Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Snoqualmie. The bus, carrying six students ages 5 and under, was traveling south on Stoen Quarry Road when it slowed down to make a stop. As the driver slowed, the bus lost its grip on the road that was saturated from a week's worth of rain and fell off the side.The bus tilted to its right side and came to rest in an embankment filled with about a foot of rain water. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the driver and students were able to exit the bus through emergency doors. Director of Transportation Steve Winecoff said the driver was not cited by officials for the crash and was not disciplined by the district. "She didn't do anything wrong," Winecoff said. "There was no reason to give her a ticket."

Prison inmates to perform cleanup work around the city

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:46PM

SNOQUALMIE - Snoqualmie officials have found a cheap supply of labor to help keep the city clean: state Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates.

Love of people, books made job rewarding

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:46PM

It may seem remarkable that such a small, nondescript building could have such an enormous heart.

Massive land deal stops sprawl, causes layoffs

  • Jan 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 1:46PM

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY - Evergreen Forest Trust, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve forest lands in Washington from encroaching development, has reached a tentative agreement with Weyerhaeuser Co. to buy the Snoqualmie Tree Farm for $185 million, causing layoffs to the company's local operations and bringing to an end its long history of logging in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Casino process difficult to halt

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

SNOQUALMIE - For those concerned about the Snoqualmie Tribe's proposed casino, the message from local officials wasn't very encouraging: The Tribe has a right to establish a reservation and build a casino, and there is little recourse for residents to prevent that from happening.

Long-time employees now looking for work

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

Dave McNeely and Steve Roberts always knew their careers for Weyerhaeuser Co. would end someday, they just didn't figure it would be last Wednesday.

As congestion worsens in North Bend, safety becomes priority

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

NORTH BEND - Safety was the main concern elicited from residents at an open house held Tuesday, Jan. 15, for North Bend's transportation plan.

Land use among issues addressed by proposed amendments

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

ORTH BEND - As it continues to work on amending its 2000 comprehensive plan and development regulations, the city of North Bend will host an open house where the public can review and comment on the proposed changes from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.

Forming Evergreen Forest Trust

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

The initial groundwork of what would become Evergreen Forest Trust was first laid in the mid-1990s when Joe Euphrat of US Forest Capital LLC in Corte Madera, Calif., had the idea of using tax-exempt Community Forestry Bonds to purchase land, which would eliminate the threat of it being developed.

Comments wanted on North Bend comp-plan changes

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

NORTH BEND - North Bend planners are in the process of completing the city's proposed 2000 comprehensive plan amendments, and they want to know what you think about them.

Softball standout earns honor

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

For Billy Wallace, softball is a way of life. One of the most recent inductees to the United States Specialty Sports Association of Washington Hall of Fame, the former Snoqualmie resident has excelled at the sport, often flying across the country with his team to enter another of a seemingly endless series of tournaments.

End of an era

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

It is evident to anyone in the Snoqualmie Valley, both young and old, that the history of logging in the area is rich and deep.

Governor's budget may cut too much

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:45PM

NORTH BEND - For its 45 residents, Mount Si Transitional Health Center is more than just a nursing home.

With growth comes jump in Valley crime statistics

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

UPPER VALLEY - As the Valley's quality of life continues to attract more people, local law enforcement officials know that other, less desirable things will grow along with the population.

Casino's impact on traffic the top concern of North Bend leaders

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

NORTH BEND - As the Snoqualmie Tribe continues work to build a casino, North Bend officials are evaluating what its effects would be on the city, and their biggest concern is traffic.

Love at first sight

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

Anniversary open house
There will be an open house at Medina Heights to celebrate Jim and Frances North's 60th anniversary from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10. Medina Heights is located at 13811 436th Ave. S.E. in North Bend.

North Bend church nears completion

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

NORTH BEND - Built on the solid foundation of its members, Cascade Covenant Church's new building in North Bend represents a place its congregation can call home, as well as a base from which the church can expand its ministry.

Still sending a strong signal

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

SNOQUALMIE - Forty years of doing the same thing may seem monotonous to some people. Not so for Ed Wentz, and that delights the people who have depended on him for the past four decades.

Assistance available to keep houses warm

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY - The inevitable cold snap that comes with winter may cause people to shiver, but local organizations and utility providers are hoping they can prevent them from freezing.

Governor approves gaming compact

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

SNOQUALMIE - Gov. Gary Locke has signed a gaming compact between the state of Washington and the Snoqualmie Tribe, more than a year after the Tribe began negotiations to obtain it.

A local plan to protect salmon

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY - From North Bend to Everett, they've come together to save chinook salmon, creating a plan to keep the mighty fish from disappearing entirely from the Snohomish Basin.

Private school left seeking space

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

SNOQUALMIE - Mountain View School may be leaving its Snoqualmie building, but it still wants to stay in the Valley.

Golf classic raises $50K for charities

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY - The seed for what would grow into the Snoqualmie Valley Charity Golf Classic was planted a few years ago when Don Isley and George Cook were hitting golf balls into a ravine on the not-yet built Tournament Players Course at Snoqualmie Ridge.

Minor injuries in rollover accident

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 1:44PM

Five people were hurt last week when a minivan they were riding in rolled over after hitting a patch of black ice on Southeast North Bend Way near Snoqualmie. The four passengers and one driver were riding in a van owned by the King County Department of Transportation Metro VanPool service that lends vans for carpooling when it rolled shortly after 7 a.m. on Feb. 14. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, the van rolled after passing a car in the westbound lane of North Bend Way about a quarter mile from the Interstate 90 on-ramp. The van, which was traveling from North Bend to Redmond, came to rest upside down after rolling and hitting an embankment. Emergency crews helped the four men, ages 32, 38, 50 and 52, and one woman, age 49, from the van and took them to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. All the men were released the same day after being treated for minor injuries, and the woman was released this weekend after being treated for a foot injury. No other cars were involved in the accident. The driver will be cited for the accident, but no other charges have been filed.

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