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Voters to decide on three school levies

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

On Feb. 7, voters will decide whether to pass three school levies for the Snoqualmie Valley School District: the replacement maintenance and operations levy (M&O levy), the technology levy and the school bus levy.

Phone books scattered along Mount Si Road

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

On Jan. 16, Riverpoint development residents along Mount Si Road in North Bend woke up to hundreds of new phone books scattered alongside the road. Area phone book distribution company Compass Deliveries president Dave Hollingsworth said the phone books were not intended to be distributed to Riverpoint residents and that he does not believe the person(s) responsible for scattering the books work for his company. Hollingsworth picked up an estimated 300 books the following day. He noted that while police have yet to be notified, he is "trying to get to the bottom of this" by working with other distribution companies to check their numbers, suggesting that the work might have been done by an employee or employees of a competing distribution company who were "trying to get paid for nothing" by collecting payment for the books without delivering them. If caught, Hollingsworth said that the individual(s) responsible for the action will be asked to pay the cost of each discarded book.

Carnation Girl Scout Camp to be preserved

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

A development rights transfer agreement will permanently preserve the 438-acre Girl Scout camp near Carnation while allowing additional residential housing density in downtown Seattle.

Cheering on the team

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

Four-year-old Keira Mix from Snoqualmie shows the crowd her cheering abilities at last week's Mount Si boys' basketball game. Keira took part in the annual winter mini-cheer camp, put on by the Mount Si cheerleaders. Approximately 60 mini cheerleaders were on hand to watch the Wildcats defeat the Sammamish Totems in a nail-biter.

Spay station helping to reduce pet overpopulation in Valley

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

One unaltered female cat - with all of her kittens breeding - can add up to about 420,000 kittens in her lifetime, according to Susan Michaels, the co-founder of Pasado's Safe Haven, a nonprofit animal sanctuary located in Sultan.
Every unaltered dog, with all her puppies breeding, adds up to about 62,000 puppies.

Barn burns near Carnation

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

Eastside Fire and Rescue and units from the Redmond, Fall City and Duvall fire departments were called to the scene of a barn fire in the 7000 block of 328th Avenue Northeast just outside the city limits of Carnation on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Free surgery qualifications and

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

Qualifications for free surgery include proof of state or federal public assistance; only cash is accepted for fee-based surgeries.

Issaquah hospital hearing starts

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

The question of whether the residents of the greater Issaquah area need a full-service hospital went before a state administrative law judge on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Salmon habitat receives award

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

A salmon habitat in the Snoqualmie Watershed was awarded $320,000 recently by the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

District schools plan on ways to improve

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

Though principals in the Snoqualmie Valley School District make plans to improve their schools on a regular basis, the district school board this year formally approved those principals' plans for the first time.

Dinner and fire safety

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

Sparky, the fire safety pup with the King County Fire District No. 27 in Fall City, waves to children during the Fall City Elementary Open House and Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 26. Sparky and the firefighters from Fall City were invited to the open house to help spread the message the school has been teaching the children about making connections in the community, as well as to continue a fire prevention message. The department visited the school in October 2005 to train the children about fire prevention. At the dinner on Jan. 26, Sparky asked them questions and handed out candy prizes.

Flood study of Lower Valley, river wraps up

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:34AM

Representatives from King and Snohomish counties and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were in Carnation on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to discuss a new flood study and draft flood maps for the lower Snoqualmie and Skykomish rivers.

Snoqualmie to try out online meetings

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

The Snoqualmie City Council will soon be holding a few special meetings online.
Starting at the end of February, the technology is expected to be available for the City Council to hold special meetings in a virtual "chat room," according to PJ Rodriguez, systems network engineer.

Businesses surprised by PSE work

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Business owners along Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie were surprised when Pilchuck Contractors workers and equipment took over the road in front of their shops recently to work on the installation of a gas main.

A wonder on one wheel

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Three-year-old Gracie Lou Wyrsch is helped by her mother, Erin, at last week's Mount Si boys' basketball game. The Panther Pride Unicycling team put on a half-time performance for the packed house to demonstrate their unique abilities. The Panther Pride team is coached by North Bend Elementary teacher Alan Tepper.

Methodist from Snoqualmie to help build church in Congo

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) is the third largest country on the continent of Africa. It is home to about 59 million inhabitants, many of whom are orphans and have been stricken by political instability and warfare, internal strife, a stagnant economy and AIDS.

Nature photographed

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Genuine Image Photography in Snoqualmie, owned by Brenda Huckle (pictured), is showcasing its first collection of photography by Seattle photographer Michael Brady. Nine of his original 13-inch-by-16-inch natural landscape black and white images are available for viewing and purchase at the photography studio, located at 8150 Railroad Ave. S.E. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (206) 898-1032 or visit

Children of the Ridge

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Mike's Cascade Grill on the Snoqualmie Ridge is hosting a reception for local artist Richard Burhans at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. The reception marks the exhibition of 10 original paintings and five original pen-and-ink drawings done by Burhans that were used in the Weyerhaeuser newsletter put out in the early years of the Ridge from 1999 to about 2001. During that time, Burhans did pen-and-ink drawings of Snoqualmie Ridge children at various community events such as the "Pumpkin Parade" and an Independence Day celebration. Mike's Cascade Grill is located at 7727 Center Blvd.

Bipartisan group is looking out for the environment

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

For the first time in Washington state, Republicans, Democrats and environmental groups have been meeting as a bipartisan group to discuss environmental legislation in east King County and as well as in the state as a whole.

Illegal drugs found at high school

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Nine Mount Si High School students have been disciplined by the school district and some are facing possible criminal charges after a drug that is believed to be ecstasy was distributed at the school on Friday, Jan. 27.

Looking for a shot

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Shane Noonan of the Snoqualmie Valley Wildcats prepares to shoot during the first game his team played on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Special Olympics basketball tournament held at the Issaquah Community Center. The Snoqualmie Valley Super Shooters also played in the tournament. Both teams played well defensively and offensively. The Super Shooters lost both of its games with very close scores and the Wildcats won their first game and lost the second.

Summit seeks growth input

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

The Summit at Snoqualmie is pushing forward with its expansion and renovation plans.

Clearing a path

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

Clayton Littlejohn, left, cuts away pieces of a tree that fell on CenturyTel phone lines after heavy winds hit the Valley last Wednesday. The tree fell around 4 a.m. and Littlejohn said when he was headed to town at 8 a.m., the tree was still blocking the roadway, so he stopped and cleared it in order to get into town. Terry Lobb, right, was on his way to work at Rockwood Farm and helped Littlejohn clear the tree. A spokesman from CenturyTel, Don Neely, said there were no phone outages because of the fallen tree. The cable was just stretched.

City passes sewer pretreatment ordinance

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:33AM

The North Bend City Council on Jan. 17 approved an ordinance adopting sewage pretreatment regulations.


  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:32AM

Correction of Errors

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