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Classified Educator of the Year: Transportation Technician Karen Lewis

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM

Named one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year, Karen Lewis has been working in the Snoqualmie Valley School District since 1990, when she started as a bus driver. She was trained as a driver by the district, and attended the state driver’s training school. In 2002, she became responsible for delivering that same training to new drivers, as a driver trainer and in 2009, she moved to her current role as transportation technician, responsible for dispatching buses, scheduling substitute route drivers, training for new drivers, and sports and field trip travel. She also drives routes.

Middle School Educator of the Year: Carolyn Phelps, Twin Falls Middle School

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15PM

Meet Carolyn Phelps, a Twin Falls Middle School teacher and one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year. Below, Phelps answers questions about her calling:

Engaging the arts: Schools foundation lunch touts education’s future

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27PM

Things took on a grand scale at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation luncheon March 20, starting with the full house. More than 230 participants attended the annual fundraiser at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, helping to raise nearly $100,000 for area schools this year alone. The days donations also put the foundation itself over the million dollar mark in total fundraising over its 25 years.

Fundraising begins for Mount Si's prestigious Essentially Ellington New York trip

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:30PM

Essentially Ellington, the high school jazz festival hosted annually by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is “an amazing program, educationally,” says Matt Wenman, band director at Mount Si High School. He could be talking about the three-day workshop that draws thousands of bands from across the country, or maybe the culminating competition among the most elite bands in the country. Then again, he’s equally likely to be talking about the months of extra effort that his 20-member Jazz I band put into their training this year, just to audition for the competition.

Watch out for fake IRS calls, attorney general warns

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:09PM

A fast-moving phone scam called the largest of its kind is targeting taxpayers across the country, warns the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The scammers impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and demand payment for taxes owed, and often know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number, make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling, send follow-up bogus IRS emails to support their scam; and call a second time claiming to be the police or Department of Motor Vehicles, and caller ID again supports their claim.

Sign up now for women’s defense classes in Snoqualmie, North Bend

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:12PM

The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18, and must attend all four sessions.

Eastside Baby Corner holding emergency drive to help children at Oso

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:13PM

Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an Emergency Drive through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso, Wash., and the surrounding communities need most. Items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen and diapers and pull-ups

Guide dogs talk Tuesday at Mount Si Lions

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:16PM

Toby Willis, President of Independence Guide Dogs, talks about the role of companion dogs at a Mount Si Lions Club presentation, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Boxley's Place in North Bend. Willis, who is blind, founded the organization in 2011. He is a member of the Rainier Lions Club.

Memorial service is Saturday for North Bend's Vivian Mallery, 85

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:17PM

Vivian Harriet Mallery, 85, of North Bend, died Tuesday, March 25, at home, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born at Meadowbrook, Wash., on May 1, 1928, to parents John Ernest and Myrtle Louise Bluher. She married Earl W. Mallery on July 12, 1945, in Seattle.

All aboard! Train rides return to Northwest Railway Museum, starting Saturday

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:18PM

Since 1890, staff at the Northwest Railway Museum figure that more than 1 million travelers have passed through the doors of the Snoqualmie train depot. That number will grow this spring, since the annual train excursion season is just around the corner. The first coaches roll out on Saturday, April 5.

North Bend studio seeking artist for grants

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:31AM

The Medium, a local graphic design studio, is now accepting entries for its annual artist grant. Any Washington state visual artist may learn more and apply online at http://www.the-medium.net/fund. The grant is between $250 and $500, depending on The Medium’s annual revenue, and it will be awarded during spring 2014.

5k fundraiser for Bridge Academy is Oct. 12

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:40AM

Bridge of Promise, now in its eighth year, has expanded its programming with Bridge Academy, a year-round program focused on building educational and social skills for young adults with disabilities. To raise funds for the new program, which launched Sept. 3 in Carnation, organizers are hosting a 5K fun run, the Run, Walk & Roll, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Snoqualmie’s Centennial Fields Park.

Learn tech skills at Senior Center

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM

The King County Library System Library-To-Go Tech Lab visits the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation one Wednesday each month. Library staff will offer training, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, on Internet basics, and Nov. 6 at the same time on e-mail basics.

Teens can sign up to be Encompass Super Sitters

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:34AM

Snoqualmie Valley teens ages 11 to 15 can check out a one-day workshop sponsored by North Bend’s Encompass on childcare and safety skills that will prepare them for babysitting jobs. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend. Cost is $40.

Valley's Young Life to share inspiring stories at Harvest Party

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:42AM

Young Life of Snoqualmie Valley holds a Harvest Party, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 12, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Grab your friends, your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for a good old-fashioned hoedown complete with a barbecue dinner, homemade harvest desserts and barn dancing. Hear inspiring stories from Young Life youth and volunteers as well as what’s new for Snoqualmie Valley Young Life in 2013-14.

Dinner, auction helps Sno-Valley center

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hosts its 10th annual Valley of the Moon benefit auction, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The gala event will include silent and live auctions, games, prizes, dinner and wine.

Mount Si students Emma Bateman, Boone Hapke are Nat'l Merit Scholar semifinalists

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 9, 2013 at 9:13AM

Two Mount Si High School students, Emma L. Bateman and Boone L. Hapke, are semifinalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors are in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.

Brooke Moorhead graduates with sociology degree at Seattle Pacific

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:04AM

Brooke Nicole Moorhead of North Bend graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world.

From playgrounds to emergency preparedness, Valley groups get almost $18,000 in grants

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:09AM

Five Valley organizations that help children, neighborhoods, farmers and the earth won grants from King County. Fall City Community Association, Transition Snoqualmie Valley, SnoValley Tilth, the Carnation Duvall Citizens Corps and the Sno-Valley Indoor Playground were among groups to get nearly $18,000 total in Community Service Area Grants in Councilwoman Kathy Lambert's District 3.

Respect due: Mount Si football starters set it up, but second string guts it out under Friday lights | Photo gallery

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:44PM

Hungry for a starting position in his senior season in 2014, Richard Willard got to whet his appetite last Friday. Willard and the rest of the second string got a generous two-quarter taste of varsity action in the Mount Si football team’s October 4 home game against Sammamish. When the starters built up an unanswered 49-point lead, it was Willard, the second line and offense who held down the fort for their second time this season under Friday night lights.

Bolt from the blue: Did North Bend man get hit by lightning through a church window?

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:47PM

Time didn’t work quite right. He didn’t hear a thing, but the people with him said the noise was deafening. He stayed on his feet, not even a hole in his shirt, and afterward, he remembered them staring at him, shocked, but he didn’t really feel much. That, to the best of Travis Bridgman’s memory, is what a lightning strike feels like.

Team records fall for Cedarcrest runners at Sunfair Invite

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:38PM

The Cedarcrest Cross Country squad competed last Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sunfair Invite in Yakima, one of the team’s biggest of the season. Coach Bruce McClellan reported that six boys, five in the top six, and two of the top three girls spent their morning taking the college SAT tests at a nearby school. Four arrived later than planned, so they ran in the open event, a combination race and costumed run.

Letters | Reichert needs to decide where he stands on shutdown

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:39PM

I seldom post my political feelings publicly, but in the last few days I’ve witnessed a truly remarkable situation in the U.S. House of Representatives, where a minority splinter of the representatives are working to block the “clean” continuing resolution to fund the nation’s budget. After losing the election to control the Senate, after losing the presidency (again) to Mr. Obama, and even after losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a tiny few are working to block the normal operation of the federal budget by demanding an extra-legislative action to repeal a duly enacted law, a law affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Library tech lab, potluck breakfast at Sno Valley Senior Center

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 2:07PM

Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, and enjoy company, coffee, and newspapers, provided by the senior center.

LEO welcomes Fred Nystrom as executive director

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 10:23AM

Fred Nystrom was recently named executive director of Life Enrichment Options (LEO), a community-based nonprofit that advocates for and assists individuals with developmental disabilities. Nystrom has an extensive background in media and fundraising with both nonprofit organizations and businesses. He also has a 30-year history of involvement with the Rotary Club of Issaquah, and has held offices at both the club and district levels.

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