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Garden Corner: Use the 15-minute rule to make whole-garden chores manageable

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:30AM

A visit with several gardening friends brought to light a very common and shared problem. Each of these gardeners has a lovely yard with a variety of garden beds, home to roses, lilies, dahlias, and a long list of ornamental and native beauties. But each of these dedicated gardeners admitted to an on-going battle with procrastination.

Opinion: Great photos take a lot of work, attention to detail

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:30AM

Someone asked me last week what I look for when I take a photo for the paper. Considering we're in the final days of our annual reader photo contest — entries due this Friday — it was timely and relevant. It was also something I should have talked about weeks ago.

Carnation Farmers Market to open in two weeks

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 9:30AM

On Tuesday, May 3, the Carnation Farmers Market will kick off its 2016 season with an opening bell at 3 p.m. Opening day festivities include music by Poindexter, a Maypole dance, "Take a Walk with the Doc" from Tolt River Family Medicine, floral crown making, and market tours.

Moms ride the train for free Mother’s Day weekend

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 9:30AM

Celebrate mom this Mother's Day with a scenic steam train excursion through the Cascade foothills. Journey to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the view of the valley below.

Community Network is taking nominations for Rise & Shine Awards

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 9:30AM

Nominations are now open for the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network's annual Rise and Shine Awards, to be presented June 7.

New firefighter recruit academy begins in North Bend

  • Apr 24, 2016 at 9:30AM

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy has announced the start of Class 2016-04 Firefighter 1 Recruit Weekend Academy at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend.

Alex Eisenberg receives Black Dog Arts Coalition Literary Chapbook Prize

  • Apr 24, 2016 at 9:30AM

The Black Dog Arts Coalition has named Alex Eisenberg the recipient of The Black Dog Arts Coalition Literary Chapbook Prize for her poetry collection, "Holy Ground." She will receive the award in a chapbook launch celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at The Black Dog Arts Café, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.

Snoqualmie city council approves new zoning changes, amends agreement with BHC Consultants

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 9:30AM

The Snoqualmie City Council approved zoning changes in downtown Snoqualmie in accordance with the 2014 comprehensive plan and an amendment to a generator design contract during their meeting on Monday, April 11.

State Parks to host second round of public planning meetings for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 9:30AM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to help plan for the future of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington through a second round of public meetings.

County wastewater division offers grants for water quality improvement

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 9:30AM

King County's Wastewater Treatment Division is making it easier for community groups to launch projects to improve water quality, control pollution and enhance the environment.

Fall City Day is June 11, volunteers welcome to sign up

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 3:44PM

Fall City Day is the eagerly anticipated start of the summer event for the community and, like most happenings in Fall City, it is put on entirely by volunteers. Some volunteers have been participating for years, others are fairly new, and new volunteers are always welcome.

North Bend officially opens newly improved E.J. Roberts Park

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:13PM

After 44 years of use, E.J. Roberts Park in North Bend has received an upgrade. On April 20, the city of North Bend held an event to commemorate the completion of the park improvements.

Making music: North Bend Jazz Walk draws more than 1,600 fans to the city

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:15PM

Standing-room only was a theme Saturday evening in North Bend, where more than 200 musicians and more than 1,600 fans packed into 20 venues for a night of jazz.

Mount Si leads conference, but hard work is still ahead

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:44PM

The Mount Si Wildcats head into this week at the top of their conference, propelled by two shutout victories over Inglemoor and Issaquah, plus a five-homer game against Redmond, played April 18 at Hartman Park.

Snoqualmie Arts Commission seeks a new member

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 8:30AM

The Snoqualmie Arts Commissions is accepting applications for a new member.

Looking for Bigfoot: Author advises Sasquatch seekers on observing, documenting their quests

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:33AM

Sasquatch doesn't appear every day, but at least 45 people claim to have seen, smelled or heard some signs of the creature in King County in the past 46 years, according to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (

Fall City Elementary School student names Sheriff’s Office snow vehicle “Scotty”

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 3:30PM

King County Sheriff John Urquhart, County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert and other county officials paid a surprise visit to Fall City Elementary School Friday morning, April 22, to announce the winner of a special contest, to name the department's new snow vehicle.

Carnation teacher among King County’s 2016 Earth Heroes honorees

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 8:30AM

Carnation Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Wing will be among the educators and students honored for environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards May 5.

County pet owners love their Bellas and Lucys

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 8:30AM

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) recently announced the top 10 names recorded for pets licensed in King County last year.

Bleha named Five Star Real Estate Agent

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 8:30AM

Don Bleha has been named a Five Star Real Estate Agent by the Five Star Professional research company.

Snoqualmie plans expansion of Riverview Park as part of Riverwalk project; authorizes mayor to accept $500,000 grant

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 8:30AM

Snoqualmie's Riverview Park could have expansion in its future as part of the city's proposed Riverwalk.

Cascade FC tryouts for U9 to U19 teams are starting in May

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 1:19PM

Cascade FC tryouts for the 2016-17 season are starting soon. Scheduled tryouts run from 5 to 8:15 p.m. May 3, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 at Jeanne Hansen Park in Snoqualmie.

What you need to know about heartworm testing

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 8:30AM

(StatePoint) Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, and immunizations. Why, then, does your veterinarian suggest a yearly heartworm test?

Jeffers named to CWU dean’s list

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 8:30AM

Kennon Jeffers of North Bend has been named to the Central Washington University dean's list for winter quarter.

Mount Si student filmmakers attend All Girls Film Challenge; Mount Si freshman wins

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 8:30AM

Mount Si High School freshman Claire Livingston won the award of excellence for her film "Young Gods" at the second annual All girls Film Challenge and Networking event on Saturday, March 26. The event brought student filmmakers together with professionals in the industry at the Microsoft campus in Redmond.

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