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- 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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- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:48PM
Hunched over his guitar and grinning, red-faced, Austin Jenckes kicks out one, sometimes both of his booted feet as he plays. He’s more humble hometown boy than the rock star a capacity crowd has gathered to celebrate, and he’s the first to admit it. “I really appreciate all of you being here tonight,” Jenckes told a crowd of 950-plus at the Riverview School District offices in Duvall Oct. 24 for his surprise concert. “All of this is actually kind of freaking me out!”
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:32PM
Prince and princess on Monday, David Butler and Sami Kieffer were king and queen by Friday, enjoying royal status for a single weekend. The crowns came as a nice surprise for the pair, the 2013 Mount Si homecoming queen and king, who took the recognition at halftime last Friday, Oct. 25, with smiles, then went to the next night’s dance as a royal couple. “I don’t think we expected it,” Keiffer said of the recognition.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:17PM
On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby for Snoqualmie Valley School District school board. As a group, we have worked for many years in the front offices of our district, elementary, middle and high schools. Serving our communities’ children has been both a joy and a privilege. We are dedicated to their safety, well-being and academic achievement, and take pride in the quality of education our schools provide them.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:03PM
In a conversation last week, I asked the question, “Who doesn’t want much better education for our kids?” One response: “I know people who are satisfied with the way it is now, or whose kids are graduated and don’t care anymore, or who don’t expect a return on district investment with the present administration and school board.”
- Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34PM
This year, Mount Si's offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After "you've done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there's a need to give back," Mudd said. "That's what I'm doing. I give them some of my knowledge."
- Nov 1, 2013 at 9:35AM
Irene A. Hallowell, 90, of North Bend, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Issaquah. Irene moved to Snoqualmie Falls in 1943. During World War II, she worked for Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., pulling lumber on the green chain. She was also a school bus driver for many years.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 9:19AM
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson is seeking his third term as mayor, and has a race on his hands this fall. Larson is opposed by Ed Pizzuto in the general election. Below, Larson, a former council member and planning commission member who moved to the Ridge in 1998 and took on full-time mayoral duties in his first term, answered questions about his vision and the city's needs.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:09PM
In a tight economy, the Si View Metropolitan Parks District has twice successfully gone to its voters to preserve its funding. This year is no different, in that Si View has a Prop. 1 on the ballot, but in terms of what Si View returns on that investment, it’s already been a lot different. “Have we expanded? Well, we really just refined what we currently run,” says Executive Director Travis Stombaugh. “We don’t have more offerings, but we serve more people. Each program has gotten bigger and bigger.”
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:11PM
You don’t just hop in a hovercraft and zoom away. “It takes a lot of training to be able to operate it,” explains firefighter Brett Krache, as he shows me the Fall City Fire District’s big fan-powered rescue craft. In some situations, like floods, it’s too dangerous to ply the Snoqualmie River with an outboard motor. So the department trains at ballfields and the river with the hovercraft. And that takes time.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:06PM
Caught on camera: On October 19, a resident made an online report of a prowler in the 13400 block of 456th Place Southeast. The resident had video on his home security system of a man walking up the home’s side path and into the backyard, then running away when the motion-activated light came on.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:05PM
As a retired math/science teacher from Mount Si High School, I appreciate Heather Munden championing many educational issues during her campaign for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has the most children per capita of any King County city or town.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:07PM
King County Public Hospital District No. 4 sees a second contested race this fall. Sitting commissioner for position 2, Dick Jones of Carnation is challenged by Preston resident Dariel Norris. Below, Jones and Norris weigh in on district’s challenges and their vision for local health care, answering five questions from the Record.
- Nov 1, 2013 at 12:03PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, will focus on health care reform. Speaker Jay Rodne, State Representative for the Fifth Legislative District, will discuss the Affordable Care Act.
- Nov 4, 2013 at 10:41AM
With forecasters predicting a hard winter, homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a disaster. But insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.
- Nov 4, 2013 at 10:39AM
The school year is well underway, and our staff and students have settled into a productive and focused routine of teaching and learning. As a school system, we are striving to provide for our students the best educational experience possible. We are working to build upon past successes to make our schools even better. Our top priorities this year center on a number of major initiatives that will further improve our schools:
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