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Eastside Fire and Rescue focuses on mental health for Fire Safety Week

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:31AM

Eastside Fire and Rescue observes International Fire/EMS Safety Week this week, through June 22. This year’s theme, “Saving Our Own…An Inside Job,” focuses on the need for greater mental and emotional health efforts. According to EFR, behavioral health issues often go undetected. Suicide is the fourth-leading cause of death among caucasian men ages 35-50; it is the second leading cause of death among caucasian men ages 20-34. These are the two demographic groups in which most U.S. firefighters fall.

Finally Friday: Hitting the Snoqualmie Arts Walk

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:52AM

Downtown Snoqualmie is becoming a showcase for the arts. Above, Lanice Gillard, Kay Boyle and Laurie Hauglie admire quilts hung in the Hauglie Insurance office in downtown Snoqualmie during the May 31 Art Walk. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission holds its next Art Walk, "Finally Friday," 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, in downtown Snoqualmie. More than 95 artists will take part. Mount Si Artist Guild works will be up for display and sale. There will be art demos, live music and performances, and refreshment.

Shred Day: Purge the files Friday at North Bend's City Hall

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:54AM

The city of North Bend is hosting a free community shred event, 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 21, at City Hall, 211 Main Ave. N., in the parking lot at Second Avenue and Main Street. Clear out your filing cabinets, closets, home offices and basements, and help the environment at the same time. Shredding sensitive documents can help reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim by keeping your personal information out of the hands of criminals.

Safety concerns: Follow-up meeting is Thursday in North Bend

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 10:54AM

Following a well-attended May 16 community meeting on crime and public safety, the city of North Bend is planning to host a series of monthly meetings on related subjects. The next meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Mount Si Senior Center, will focus on home security. The topics of future meetings could include many of the subjects touched on at the first meeting, including crime prevention, homeless issues and the homeless shelter, and drug use. Meetings will be the third Thursday of each month, and will conclude with a discussion of the next topic to cover.

Retirement open house for Riverview superintendent Conrad Robertson

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 10:49AM

The Riverview School District is hosting an open house, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Educational Service Center in Duvall, to honor retiring superintendent Conrad Robertson. All are invited for cake and punch and to bid farewell to Robertson, who’s been with the district for 12 years.

North Bend's Save Our Theatre benefit on screen tonight

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 10:52AM

Friends and staff of North Bend Theatre host a fundraiser for the Save Our Theatre Project, starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the theater. A meal and silent auction wraps up with a movie at 7 p.m.; Valley photographer Mary Miller will commemorate the occasion. Tickets are $10, and include a movie, soda and popcorn. Food includes pulled pork sandwiches and pizza by the slice.

Rise and Shine: Community Network names 33 award winners who help families, kids

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 11:06AM

Seven years ago, Bruce Robinson accidentally stepped off a two-story roof, and shattered the bones in both of his feet. His job as a construction supervisor was over. Robinson could either take a desk job or move onto something else. Robinson opted to move on, finding himself behind the wheel of a school bus. A typical day for Robinson begins at 5 a.m., when, decked out in a brightly colored shirt and Mickey Mouse watch, he drives through the Valley, taking special needs children to school. For kids who have it a bit rough, Robinson is someone who can be trusted.

North Bend to hold focus group on planned civic center

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:40PM

For a closer look at a proposed Civic Center project in downtown North Bend, come to the city’s first meeting on the project, 7 p.m., Monday, June 24, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. The event is intended to gather community feedback on options for a new city hall and what it should contain, such as meeting and performance spaces. Light refreshments will be served.

Snoqualmie Council OKs housing fee delay, taller schools, new public defender, cop

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jun 24, 2013 at 9:02AM

Taking action Monday, June 10, Snoqualmie City Council unanimously approved a code change allowing for higher elementary and secondary schools in city limits. Ross Bentley, a member of the city's economic development commission, took the podium to champion the change. "We spent a lot of time talking about this subject" in committee, said Bentley. "All the members are in favor of this. If the (high) school should go away because of this issue, that would cause a big economic impact on the city. The number of people coming through town, on their way to schools, is a big part."

The fence fix? Parents call for tighter security at North Bend Elementary School

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 3:02PM

Every school building in the Snoqualmie Valley School District wants to bump up its security levels these days. From a parent-funded electric door pilot project at Fall City Elementary to a proposed fence around the North Bend Elementary School playground, “We have requests from all of the buildings, for things they’d like to do to improve safety,” says district director of business services Ryan Stokes. Granting the requests, though, is more complex than just finding the money.

Snoqualmie City Clerk Jodi Warren unveils gov't mysteries

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:49PM

On Wednesday evenings in September, Snoqualmie City Clerk Jodi Warren can be found teaching citizens what it takes to run a municipality. Being on the city council is no easy task and Warren’s students learn that firsthand. From her class, Warren chooses a mock council and randomly divides the remaining group into pro and con camps.

Out of the Past: Valley's own Hollywood actress Ella Raines dies; Tolt's sheep show is an FFA win

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:39PM

Thursday, June 16, 1988: Ella Raines, a Valley native who was a leading lady of American film during the 1940s, died two weeks ago of throat cancer.

Woman in business: North Bend Esthetician Jolene Kelly builds clientele, community

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:58PM

Corporate life was fun for a while, says North Bend's Jolene Kelly, and so were the Florida beaches. Neither, though, was quite what she was looking for out of life when she decided about 15 years ago that it was time to move 'home.' "I knew I wanted to move to Seattle," says Kelly, who followed her gut feelings, more than any particular plan, when she made the move back to the area where her parents had grown up.

Social media is topic of Snoqualmie Chamber's Friday lunch

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:37PM

Social media looks to be here to stay. The Snoqualmie Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch, 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, showcasing tactics that can help Valley businesses use it to their advantage. For “Six social media tactics that will grow your business,” Greg Gillard, President of Thin Pig Media, will share ideas from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

Letters | Who lent a hand to make Fall City street fair a hit?

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 2:35PM

So many community members lent a hand in one way or another to make our Fall City Days street fair a success. We have such overwhelming support, and our volunteers work so hard because we all love our town and want to see it prosper. We are able to give back all of our proceeds minus expenses to youth organizations in the Valley.

Register soon for Riverview schools summer learning program

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:45PM

Riverview School District will host summer school programs at Tolt Middle School and Cedarcrest High School, from July 1 to 25. The deadline to register for the half-day classes is Monday, June 24. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. High school students are encouraged to register early, since the number of available computers is limited.

Tower climbers, burning bathrooms, party at the school: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 3:05PM

Tower trespass: On June 11, a caller reported seeing three boys climbing an electrical tower in the 6500 block of Denny Peak Drive Southeast in Snoqualmie, and one of them was 20 feet up the tower. An officer responded and contacted three boys on the ground. They denied climbing the tower, but the officer warned them about the dangers and penalties for doing so, anyway.

Kids and the social network: As Valley's elementary students go online, families need to surf safely

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:51PM

When Stefanie Thomas of the Seattle Police Department asked fifth grade students at Cascade View Elementary if they’d ever been bullied online, a third of the hands in the room shot up. The Internet safety presentation, held Monday, June 3, was intended to give future middle school students an awareness of the potential dangers of online activity. During her days off from the department, Thomas is hired by schools to talk about cyber safety. This slight, 28-year-old University of Washington grad has made hundreds of trips to Eastside schools, urging children to be aware of the Internet’s realities.

It's her garage: Fixing cars with North Bend Automotive’s Bekki Dennis

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:52PM

The world of auto repair is a man’s province? Hardly. Meet Bekki Dennis, the Valley woman who founded her own auto repair business, North Bend Automotive, 12 years, and has run it herself to this day. When her first husband, Denny, worked a tool sales route, Bekki did a lot of traveling with him. She learned a lot about the business, good and bad.

Get java, ask questions of city's chiefs, public works boss

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:47PM

Snoqualmie’s Fire Chief, Bob Rowe, Police Chief, Steve McCulley, and Public Works Director, Dan Marcinko, will hold a public meet and greet, 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Station, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. The two officials welcome residents to meet with them to discuss what’s on their minds regarding public safety, parks and recreation, or public works such as city projects around town and those programmed for 2013.

Letters | As SMS closes, teacher Lynnette Wiegardt looks back on memories

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:47PM

I have been thinking what it will be like to close my Physical Education office door one last time at Snoqualmie Middle School. It has been quite a ride and one filled with many, many memories. For me, it has been making 22 years of memories in a 35-year career working in the same building. I have felt very fortunate for that.

Meadowbrook Bridge inspection means day-long closure

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:45PM

Snoqualmie’s Meadowbrook Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, for a scheduled inspection. The bridge is inspected every two years, as required by national bridge inspection standards.

Last chance to see guild’s North Bend art show

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 2:46PM

Mount Si Artist Guild’s spring show continues through Thursday, June 27, at the North Bend Library, 114 East Fourth St., North Bend. This year’s theme is “Summer Vacation,” and the show looks at beautiful Valley views and favorite summer activities. Visitors will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite paintings. Contact information for each artist will be available for anyone interested in purchasing any piece.

Women of the Northwest Railway Museum—Jennifer Osborn, Jessie Cunningham, Cristy Lake—help new generations share living history

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 3:07PM

Leading the way around the Northwest Railway Museum's vast shed, Cristy Lake stops by the tool car. Complete with forge, this car used to be a rolling workshop. It did that job from 1910 until the mid-1990s. But this train car has led a double life. When it was originally built, circa 1890, it was a boxcar.

Register today for Riverview schools summer learning program

  • Jun 24, 2013 at 9:42AM

Riverview School District will host summer school programs at Tolt Middle School and Cedarcrest High School, from July 1 to 25. The deadline to register for the half-day classes is Monday, June 24. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. High school students are encouraged to register early, since the number of available computers is limited.

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