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Saving lives...a step, and a pineapple at a time | Winter Pineapple Classic 5K returns to North Bend
- Oct 25, 2013 at 4:07PM
Autumn may be in full swing, but that isn’t stopping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Washington/Alaska Chapter from breaking out the sunscreen. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the eighth annual Winter Pineapple Classic 5k fun run will take place at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend, starting at 9 a.m.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 2:43PM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s next Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, focuses on healthcare reform. Speaker Jay Rodne, 5th Legislative District Representative, will discuss the Affordable Care Act. Monthly classes are held at Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 Snoqualmie Ridge Trail.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 2:45PM
The Youth and Family Services Breakfast, a fundraising event for Friends of Youth, is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Snoqualmie Elementary School. The breakfast helps support programs like counseling services, which Friends of Youth provided to 85 students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District last year.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 2:44PM
I’m an 80-year-old senior who volunteers at the Mount Si Senior Center’s thrift store. The store is an important part of the center that helps keep the doors open. There are many seniors that enjoy all the things the center has to offer each day. It is like a home away from home for them.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 3:29PM
It’s a spooky time of year for election signs. The ubiquitous “vote for” placards posted throughout the Valley have been mysteriously disappearing in places, never to be seen again. So what dark forces snatched up most of Marci Busby’s signs from Fall City two weeks ago, or picked off her opponent David Spring’s signs within the hour they were posted in a North Bend neighborhood? We’ll probably never know, because neither Snoqualmie nor North Bend police have received many reports on the disappearances—a typical sign costs under $5, so it’s hard to think of as a theft —and if they did, they wouldn’t have much to investigate.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 3:16PM
Nerds with Real Lives gamer’s LAN party is 1 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The event is 20 hours long, open to all games, with seven contests and over $300 in prizes.
Commissioner vs. commissioner: Q&A with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District opponents Kevin Hauglie, Gene Pollard
- Oct 29, 2013 at 3:33PM
In an unusual race this autumn, two sitting commissioners for the King County Public Hospital District No. 4—which runs Snoqualmie Valley Hospital—are facing each other at the polls. Kevin Hauglie of Fall City is up for re-election in position 4. He is being challenged by Gene Pollard, a county resident, who was elected to position 3 in 2011. Pollard is running to unseat Hauglie, and says he will resign his position 3 seat if he wins.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 3:15PM
Do you have any stained, torn, worn-out or tattered American flags? If so, bring them to Chief Kanim Middle School to be properly retired. The school is sponsoring this community service project as part of their Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The American Legion will have representatives on hand to take the flags and store them until they can be properly retired by the American Legion Post and the Boy Scouts. Drop flags off at the main office between 7:10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The pumpkin people: Snoqualmie residents Jerri and Julie Johnson grow giants with love | Photo gallery
- Oct 29, 2013 at 3:35PM
To Jerri Johnson, growing a pumpkin is a spiritual affair. He takes the same from-the-heart approach to all of the growing things in the garden that he and wife Julie tend every year. Maybe that’s why his pumpkins are so big. Both Johnsons work as house painters at their business, Falls Painting. At home, though, they’re both avid gardeners. Jerri started all of this with a carrot plant, then, as his green thumb matured, turned to corn, then a three-foot-wide garden patch. When Julie decided, several years ago, that she wanted a fish pond on their patch of ground, downhill from Snoqualmie Casino, he decided he got to have something new, too. So they planted a pumpkin patch.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 9:32AM
When you change your clock this Sunday, Nov. 3, as Daylight Saving Time ends, Eastside Fire and Rescue urges you to change the batteries in your smoke detector. Starbuck’s, Bartell Drug Store, Issaquah Home Depot and QFC have committed to donating nine-
- Oct 30, 2013 at 11:46AM
I have known incumbent hospital commissioner Kevin Hauglie for over 15 years and he is an intelligent, knowledgeable, honorable and moral man. He is known to put the interests of his constituents ahead of his personal needs and desires.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 1:50PM
To bring attention to Halloween safety, Snoqualmie fire fighters will be visiting local neighborhoods on Thursday, Oct. 31, to hand out hundreds of safety strobe balls. These balls can be carried in hand and will help drivers spot trick-or-treaters. Parents could also add reflective tape to costumes so children will be more visible, especially for those kids planning to wear dark outfits.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 4:49PM
The rain and wind didn’t stop disaster preparations in Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation. During the morning of Sept. 28, the radio call came in—“Injuries at the park”—setting in motion the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps response exercise. The exercise integrated Community Emergency Response Teams, Carnation-Duvall Medical Reserve Corps, and Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club, with King County Duvall Fire District 45, Eastside Fire & Rescue, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Valley General Hospital. Evaluators from the King County Office of Emergency Management said, “Good job.” Yes, there were some procedures with rough edges, but they will be smoother next time. Exercises help identify needed improvements.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 4:43PM
The North Bend family of Lt. JG Garrett Morck, a 2007 Mount Si High School graduate, joined him in a ceremony in September at Norfolk, Va., where he received his wings. His parents, Richard and Vicki, surprised him with a gift of 14-carat gold wings, pinning them on his uniform.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 4:44PM
Cedarcrest’s cross country squad competed Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Cascade Conference championships at South Whidbey High School. The girls squad won their sixth consecutive title in a close battle over Lakewood. Olivia Waterman finished second, with Amelia Anderson at third and Diana Carr fourth. All three girls were named to the Cascade Conference First Team due to their place on the day. Megan Brimley, at 15th, and Courtney Tobin, at 16th, rounded out the scoring five.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 4:44PM
Mount Si’s varsity volleyball team beat Bellevue in home action, then fell to Mercer Island on the road last week. Against Bellevue, the team won in three sets, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, on Monday, Oct. 21. Junior outside hitter Anna McCreadie had 10 kills, 18 assists, two aces and nine digs, while Lindsay Carr had 16 kills and 12 assists. Haley Holmberg had two kills, an ace and 10 digs. Liz Larson had three kills, an ace and seven digs.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 4:51PM
Years of enduring flooding, and rebuilding, are etched in Snoqualmie’s downtown neighborhood. Residents who’ve been here more than a few years can point to the lines on the wall that mark high water. Locals anticipate the areas that flood first. And the city firefighters have the warning system down to a science. “We know floods,” says Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe. “That’s one thing Snoqualmie is known for.”
- Oct 30, 2013 at 4:45PM
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe on Friday, Oct. 18, announced Jerry Lamb as the Tribe’s new General Manager. Lamb was hired in October 2012 as the economic development director and was later appointed as the interim tribal administrator in 2013. He is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre Tribe in Montana and has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Montana.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 10:55AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Record traces its roots back to the North Bend Post, which started operations in the Tanner district east of North Bend on October 16, 1913, published by B.N. Kennedy. Older fragments of the newspaper exist, but the earliest extant copy, scanned into microfilm at the North Bend Library, is from March 2, 1917.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 10:26AM
Join the Where Cows Meet Clams team for a zombie-hobbit-fairy event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Girl Scout Camp River Ranch near Carnation. Search for clues about the connections between the forest, salmon streams and Puget Sound, as part of a project linking working farms and forests with the larger watershed down to Puget Sound.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 12:48PM
In trying to address the issues surrounding its homeless/transient population, North Bend is turning to its citizens. The city has created an 18-question survey on community concerns and priorities, and encourages residents to complete the survey, either online, or on a paper copy, available at City Hall. The North Bend Council’s Public Safety Committee requested the survey, City Administrator Londi Lindell said, in response to citizens’ concerns about a seemingly growing number of homeless people and problems.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 12:52PM
In next week’s election, the citizens of the Snoqualmie Valley have the chance to elect Dariel Norris, a highly qualified long-time local resident to position 2 on the board of commissioners of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 12:47PM
As Washington voters cast ballots in the 2013 General Election, thousands of students in grades K-12 will get their chance to vote in the Washington state Mock Election. In the Valley, eighth grade students at Twin Falls Middle School will be taking part.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51PM
As a former Hospital employee, I can affirm firsthand the Snoqualmie Valley has greatly benefited from Hospital District Commissioner Kevin Hauglie and President Dick Jones’ brilliant —I would call it courageous—leadership these past six years. They have helped transform the then-struggling hospital into a thriving 21st century healthcare institution, well suited to the personality of the Valley and able to meet its growing needs well into the future.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:07PM
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988: Once again, the growth is concerning. The massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal looms over Snoqualmie, and now a similar package is under similar study at North Bend. Frederick Peterson of Wahluke Farms last week submitted a 975-acre annexation request for land south of the city, extending to Wilderness Rim, which could encompass 2,700 homes.
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