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Letters | Good Samaritans helped in fatal North Bend accident

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 12:15PM

I was very saddened to hear that Dale from North Bend had died last Friday evening, from injuries sustained in the I-90 auto accident, earlier in the afternoon. I was one of the several motorists who stopped to assist Dale before the medics arrived, some time later. I wanted to send a shout out to those non-professional rescuers who ignored their natural aversion to blood and limited disaster training and stopped to help someone they didn’t know.

School begins in the Snoqualmie Valley for more than 6,000 students

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 1:53PM

Wednesday, Sept. 4, was an emotional day in Snoqualmie Valley, when Snoqualmie Valley schools opened their doors to more than 6,000 students. Hundreds of first-graders started life as full-time students that day, and a record freshman class of nearly 500 started breaking in their "new" school, the district's first freshman campus.

See breakdancing ninjas at next Si View Family Night, Friday

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 1:44PM

Breakdancing Ninjas perform at Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend. This four person crew will entertain the crowds with an interactive all ages show–dance lessons included. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your dance moves.

Memorial service, Frankie's pizza party for former Legion post commander Wally Koering

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 1:45PM

It was the request of the late Wally Koering, past Post Commander for the Renton Pickering American Legion Post in Snoqualmie, that he be remembered with a Frankie's Pizza party. So, the Post is duly honoring Koering's wishes with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Post, on River Street next to City Hall in Snoqualmie.

Executive launches 'Resilient King County' disaster recovery plan

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 1:43PM

King County Executive Dow Constantine last week launched the "Resilient King County" initiative, a county-wide, two-year planning process for crafting a comprehensive long-term recovery strategy following a major earthquake or other catastrophe. At a summit in Redmond, representatives from the corporate and non-profit sectors discussed the impact a major disaster would have on the region. Numerous studies show the Pacific Northwest faces a high probability of a mega-earthquake in the next 50 years. Resilient King County is one of the first long-term regional recovery planning efforts in the nation.

Iron Horsepower: Fast fun in North Bend during Adventure Sport Relay | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 2:06PM

"That was awesome!" exclaimed Rose Mastberg of Snoqualmie, seconds after stepping off the zip line that carried her and a new friend, Gabriel Jiminez of Bothell, halfway down a city blocl. John Day Homes sponsored the exciting attraction that lured kids away from the finish line of the Iron Horse Relay last Saturday, Sept. 7, during North Bend's second annual Adventure Sport Festival.

Valley singer Austin Jenckes is on ‘The Voice’

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 4:49PM

Locals know he’s got talent, but television audiences nationwide will have a chance to see it, too, when Austin Jenckes appears on the NBC show “The Voice” this fall. Jenckes auditioned for the musical competition/reality show recently and expects his audition to be aired in one of the early episodes of the show. That’s pretty much all he can say about it, though. “I can’t talk about when my audition is going to air, because I don’t know when it is,” he said by telephone last week.

Explore Northwest Trek with Valley seniors

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 10:07AM

September is Senior Discount Month at Northwest Trek in Eatonville, with half-price admission. The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will visit the park on Thursday, Sept 26, leaving the center at 9 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m. Cost is $15 which includes transportation, admission and store discounts.

Damon Miller finishes nuclear power training

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:46AM

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Damon N. Miller has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Elnlisted Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Eastside Catholic’s Rose Young gets art award

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:47AM

Snoqualmie resident and Eastside Catholic School student Rose Young earned an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Young won an award for her mixed media work, “Victim.” Teens in grades seven through 12, from public, private or home schools, can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.

Merit badge in continuity: Why we welcome Scouts to the Valley Record office

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:48AM

Continuity. That’s what I show the Cub Scouts, every time they tour our office. And that happens more often than you think. About half a dozen times a year, I open the door at our Snoqualmie office to groups of Tigers, Webelos and assorted Cubs, to help them earn their media badges. A badge entails a trip to a local media business, and since we’re the closest, many den moms and troop leaders come to us.

County property values rebound, taxes go up

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:49AM

King County residents got their property tax bills in February. County-wide, total property valuations are approaching pre-recession levels at $340.6 billion—in 2008, total property value was $341 billion—and are up 7.6 percent overall from 2013, which was $314.7 billion. “Property values for King County have continued to show signs of strengthening as we emerge from the Great Recession,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “Of the 86 residential geographic areas in King County designated by the Department of Assessments, we saw a residential valuation decrease only in 10 areas for the 2013 assessment year.”

North Bend's Harry Buhler bids farewell, looks back on 40 years of real estate sales

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55AM

Harry Buhler of John L. Scott has retired from real estate after 41 years, 18 of it affiliated with the North Bend office. Prior to that, he was associate broker and manager of North Bend’s Eastside Realty office for 23 years. “How times have changed since I started selling real estate in 1973,” remembered Buhler. “Beginning that year, I would try to drum up business by going door-knocking in an attempt to obtain a listing. Back in those days, there was very little competition in real estate, as no agents would drive way up to North Bend or Snoqualmie. In meeting potential clients... I would ask if they were thinking about selling. Most were not. However, one neighbor down the street was thinking of selling. Sure enough, the neighbor was ready to sell. That was how I got my first real estate listing.

North Bend looks for savings in new EF&R deal

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55AM

Two recent events confirmed the value of Eastside Fire & Rescue to North Bend. One was an initial agreement by most of the partners to pay a larger share of the costs in order to preserve the service. The other was a long-awaited fire protection rating improvement that will lower premiums in April. Deputy Fire Chief Bud Backer told North Bend’s City Council about the change Jan. 7, predicting the new rating would lower insurance costs for city residents as well as many in the surrounding area. North Bend’s rating changed from a 5 to a 4.

Letters | No teacher raises for six years for Snoqualmie Valley

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:08AM

School was almost interrupted this year by a teachers strike. Frustrated teachers reluctantly voted 59-to-41 percent to return to their classrooms and accept a meager pay increase of 2 percent per year, and high class size trigger numbers in order to return to the students they care deeply about. Understand that health care for Group Health members went up 27 percent for teachers in our district and Aetna members will be paying 7 percent more.

Call to Snoqualmie Valley artists for 'View of the Valley' exhibit

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 10:08AM

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission invites local artists to submit their work of scenery and local landmarks for an upcoming show. The "View of the Valley" art exhibit will be shown at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center, downtown.

Varsity freshman, new goalie helping Mount Si soccer find early wins

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:32AM

Natalie Weidenbach had a heckuva birthday. As a new player on the Wildcat squad, Weidenbach made her first varsity assist, firing a free kick to senior Leah Corra in the third minute to kick-start Mount Si’s 2-0 win over the Juanita Rebels last Thursday, Sept. 12. Weidenbach is used to taking the free kicks on her national-champion Eastside FC club team. But this was a special one for the freshman, who turned 15 that day. “I was so focused,” she said. “Once I drove it there, I trusted my teammate to finish.”

Cedarcrest cross country runners do well at Lakewood preview

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:11AM

Cedarcrest High School's cross country squad ran well on a hot day Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Conference Preview meet at Lakewood. Cedarcrest's lead girls "M.O.D. squad" of Mia Anderson, Olivia Waterman and Diana Carr placed in the top six with Waterman at second, Carr at third and Anderson at fifth. The Red Wolves girls won the team competition in close battle with Lakewood, 41 to 45.

Fall City’s Fish Fest to clean community, hunt for treasure | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:37AM

Treasure seekers, get ready for a day on the river this Saturday, when Fall City’s Fish Festival begins. This second annual event, sponsored by Fall City Arts, combines the community service of cleaning up the Snoqualmie’s riverbanks with the thrill of a treasure hunt for about 100 pieces of hand-made art, and, this year, a bit of adventure. “We will spread our treasure hunt to the other side (of the river), and people who are willing to go across in a canoe can search over there,” said Sharlet Driggs, Fall City Arts co-president.

River clean-up effort grows up in Fall City

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:40AM

Like most things in Fall City, clean-up efforts on the river for the past two summers were volunteer-driven. No one was paid to pick up after the less-than-courteous floaters who left their garbage on the ground when they left town, nor to bag up and haul off the trash that did make it into the bins, or the recycling. People helped out, just because. “All of the trash collection is done by volunteers,” say Perry Wilkins and Kirk Harris, president and board member, respectively, of the Fall City Metropolitan Park District, which assumed the lead role in the program this year.

Snoqualmie man shot trying to hit deputy with his van; Suspect is alive

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29AM

A King County Sheriff’s deputy shot a 35-year-old Snoqualmie man after he tried to hit her with his van at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, near Snoqualmie. The man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. The deputy, a seven-year veteran, was uninjured. According to reports from the sheriff's office, the man is well known to sheriff’s deputies working near Snoqualmie.

Matthew Kersten completes Army boot camp

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:58AM

Army Reserve Pvt. Matthew A. Kersten has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, First Aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Prom for grown-ups to raise funds for Carnation senior health program

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 11:09AM

Prom is not just for teens Saturday, March 22, when the Sno Valley Senior Center hosts an all-ages community prom. The dinner and dance is a fundraiser for the center’s Adult Day Health program, which has been struggling without sustainable funding sources.

New musicians invited to Mount Si open house

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 11:12AM

Music students coming to Mount Si High School next year can tour the music facilities, talk to current students and teachers and have their questions answered at a new student open house, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Mount Si High School Auditorium.

Join emergency team, take FEMA training in Snoqualmie

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 11:16AM

Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training starting Saturday, April 19, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station. The four-week course will train citizens to save lives, protect property, and operate safely post-disaster. A partnership between the Snoqualmie Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and community volunteers presents the course. Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 19 and 26, and May 10 and 17.

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