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- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:20PM
With King County’s sheriff’s deputies getting ready to do their annual liquor sales patrols—also known as stings—it’s important for local businesses, cashiers, managers and owners to understand a few things. First, that the person who bonks that bottle of wine or beer on the counter some time in the next few weeks might be younger than he or she looks and acts—and might be working with a cop outside to test you. So, second, you better know the rules.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:15PM
Members of the Mount Si Artist Guild are eager to get you into art. That’s why the Arts in Festival Hall expo, which returns for a fifth year at the Festival at Mount Si this year, continues the emphasis on master classes by Valley artists and artisans. Artists at work include Jeff Waters, who will share techniques of watercolor painting, and Snoqualmie artist Patricia Tamburini hosts a class on acrylic painting.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:06PM
With Si View Park renovations complete, organizers of the annual Festival at Mount Si are bringing back the crowd favorites to the park August 9 to 11. “We have all of our favorite events from years past,” said Festival Chairperson Jill Massengill, in a report to the North Bend City Council July 16. “The parade, fireworks, chili cook-off, art show, live music, the Rotary beer garden, arts and crafts, and the food vendors, they’ll all be back… it’s looking like it’s going to be a really great event.”
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:26PM
North Bend gas station owner George Wyrsch, Sr., always loved the thrill of things that go boom in the night. An avid Lions Club member, he staffed the charity fireworks stand in town. Every Fourth of July, the elder Wyrsch took his family to Carnation to watch the show.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:08PM
While you’re in North Bend for the Festival at Mount Si, trip over to the library for some new, used reads. The Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale will take place during regular library hours, starting Friday, August 9, and running though August 18.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:12PM
Come inside the Si View Community Center’s historic wood gymnasium to see local artists and performers in action all weekend. Part of the Festival at Mount Si, live entertainment includes dance demos and artists showing what they do. It's all sponsored by Mount Si Artist Guild.
Bear spray gone wrong; lots of brush fires; Can't run from the cops | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:24PM
On Friday, July 26, officers patrolling Snoqualmie contacted part of a group of people leaving Sandy Cove Park and reminded them that it’s a misdemeanor to be in a city park after daylight hours. One of the men in the group ran before police could make contact, but they spotted him running toward the Northwest Railway Museum, and then along the trail from the museum. When officers caught up to him, the man was belligerent and appeared intoxicated. He said he was jogging home, but had a warrant for a domestic violence assault, so police took him to jail instead.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:25PM
Riverview School District parents are invited to a seven-week parenting program, "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," starting in February. The course is designed to give parents practical skills that can be used immediately, for more fun parenting, and for helping teens become responsible, manage money, and so on. Sessions are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, and March 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the Cedarcrest High School Counseling Center.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:29PM
Mount Si High School's Cindy Wilson, Assistant Principal and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director, was recently voted the 2013-14 KingCo 3A Assistant Principal of the Year. Wilson was nominated for her consistently positive and energetic work style. With a four-year commitment to the Freshmen Campus, she helped define its vision and demonstrates steadfast support of its principles.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:29PM
Against Liberty for Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 30, Mount Si won, 43 points to 18. Mount Si’s Eli Clure, in the 126-pound weight class, pinned Liberty’s Kyle Armstrong. Gunnar Harrison, at 132, pinned Zach Toombs. Mason Marenco, at 138, won a 4-1 decision over Tyler Lee. Ryley Absher, at 145, pinned Juan Flores. Justin Edens, at 152, pinned Nathan Sjoholm. Tye Rodne, at 160, pinned Jimmy Andrus. Cameron McLain, at 195, pinned Will Nguyen. Andrew Harris, at 220, pinned Zach Arthur.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:30PM
Our Snoqualmie Valley School District depends heavily upon local funding for hiring teachers, improving their effectiveness, school supplies, and other school operational expenses. About one quarter of the district operations budget comes from our local taxpayers, and approval for that must be reapproved every six years by voters.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:31PM
Levies are a fact of life in local school districts. For generations, they’ve been a crucial ‘secondary’ funding source for school districts. Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District and neighboring Riverview School District are asked to approve, renew and boost their local school levies, by voting yes and returning their ballots by mail before election day, Tuesday, Feb. 11.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:34PM
A barn on the Tasche-Schumacher farm, a mile out of Fall City on the Redmond road, was completely destroyed by fire. Mrs. Tasche said the children, playing in the yard just before the dinner hour, noticed smoke. The family hurriedly relocated 30 cattle. Steve, a sixth grader, tried in vain to start a tractor blocking one pen
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:44PM
The Snoqualmie City Council is on its annual retreat this week. The council met yesterday and today at the Puget Sound Energy building Conference Room on Douglas Street.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:50PM
Prospective Pacific Lutheran University student Boone Hapke, from Mount Si High School, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 a year—along with the opportunity to earn more.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:52PM
City of Snoqualmie Arborist Phil Bennett presents a workshop on pruning trees in winter to promote strong growth, withstand damage, and bring out the trees’ natural beauty. The event is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Library.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:53PM
A Girls Night Out fundraiser for the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. The event, which includes a women’s fashion show, shopping and refreshments, pays for scholarships to help women in the community go on retreats and attend conferences
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:54PM
STEM Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Mount Si High School. This event focuses on the high school’s science, technology, engineering and math offerings, and is open to all students who will attend Mount Si in 2014-15.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:58PM
Auditions begin soon for Valley Center Stage’s next production, a musical comedy romp directed by Alan Wilkie. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is a non-stop laugh-fest musical in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, schemes to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:59PM
Girl Rising, showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Bend Theatre, is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors, that delivers a simple truth.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 2:07PM
The Snoqualmie City Council voted 6-1 to give a symbolic green light to a proposed $60 county-wide car tab fee that would fix the region’s beleaguered road and transit system. The tab hike was part of a plan for a new King County transportation benefit district, proposed by Executive Dow Constantine last month, that would ask voters to preserve Metro Transit and fix the county’s ailing roads system. Besides the new tab fee, a likely April ballot measure could include a 0.1 percent sales tax increase.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 8:57AM
Drivers need to be prepared for nightly closures on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass next week for rock blasting. Longer closures of two or more hours are planned for Monday and Tuesday. One hour closures planned for Wednesday and Thursday.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 10:42AM
Goal setting and planning is the topic of the next Moms Club meeting, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Rd., Fall City. Working mothers and stay-at-home mothers often feel stretched thin while trying to balance day-to-day life tasks and challenges. This consistent struggle can leave mothers feeling worn out and in need of some new strategies to help find happiness amidst their busy schedule.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:45PM
Alva was a government employee, working at Ministry of Justice in her home country of El Salvador, when life changed. When Alva’s boss upset the wrong people, her job became deadly. “Men with guns said ‘You leave or I kill you,’” said Alva. “I can’t talk about this. It was really dangerous for me.” Alva and her son Daniel fled as refugees. Today, they live at one of Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope shelters.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 5:49PM
It was late Saturday afternoon by the time Cortney Tubbs was ready to just take a break at the Festival at Mount Si. The all-town party was an all-day affair for the North Bend resident, who got started early, dabbing on clown make-up to be part of the Twede’s Cafe parade entry. Strolling on North Bend Way, she handing out pencils to excited children.
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