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- 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 10:45AM
It is always a pleasure to work with Kevin Hauglie. He is responsive and cares deeply about his community and the people he serves. He is deeply rooted in this community and serves in roles as a businessman, family man, and responsible commissioner.
- Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Nov 5, 2013 at 8:53AM
He grew up in the business, but John Groshell never had printer’s ink in his veins, like his father. Maybe seeing how many printers had lost a finger or two during their careers—one of the presses was called the hand-snapper, after all—is what cooled his enthusiasm, or the challenge of writing something every week. Certainly it wasn’t sporty enough for the future golf pro, teacher, and now owner of the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.
- Nov 4, 2013 at 10:46AM
On behalf of the membership of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley, I want to extend our thanks to those who participated in the candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus. Rotary exists to promote the ideal of “service above self.” So, we see great value in an event like this, where voters have the opportunity to talk face to face with those who will represent them in their government. Dick Ryon’s effort in organizing made this event possible, and he was able to do so on very short notice. He did an excellent job.
- 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:
- Nov 4, 2013 at 10:44AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Record, 100 years old in 2013, took on new energy in 1996, when a local family, Jim and Karen McKiernan, purchased the paper from long-time publishers Bob Scott and the Buchman family. Here, Jim McKiernan looks back on his 12 years at the helm of the paper, through some of the biggest changes this Valley ever saw.
- Nov 5, 2013 at 9:56AM
There are two things we can count on in the winter – cold weather and stuffy or runny noses. Winter is prime time for spreading diseases since more people are staying indoors and spreading germs to others. The common cold and influenza are prevalent in the winter months. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid getting sick.
- Nov 5, 2013 at 9:57AM
It is most interesting that a small group of extremists cannot accept that the majority of our country’s citizens do not share their point of view. Our President was elected twice by popular vote. If he was the product of a monarchy, he would have been born a prince, and his father or mother a king or queen. Demonizing him at every turn does not further your cause.
- Nov 5, 2013 at 9:59AM
“I was born with a streak of curiosity a mile wide,” insists Gloria McNeely. “And I still want to know what’s happening around the corner and what’s happening tomorrow.” McNeely, has spent her adult life in the Valley, chronicled its history, championed causes, and for 10 years, wrote up the news of the day as associate editor of the Valley Record. She has to be the only editor here ever to start work as the paper’s bookkeeper.
- Nov 5, 2013 at 9:35AM
Pondering how to prepare for a disaster can often be overwhelming. So, a good way to tackle emergency preparedness is to break down the various steps into weekly assignments that families can easy tackle over a month or so. Here are easy ways to get your family ready for a disaster, in four steps, based on information from FEMA and the American Red Cross.
- Nov 5, 2013 at 3:08PM
Last Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, North Bend's City Hall received two bomb threats. The threats, addressed to the North Bend Police, were delivered by mail to City Hall, which used to house the police department. "Basically, we got a letter saying there was possibly a bomb," said North Bend Police Chief Sgt. Mark Toner. "The letter was addressed to us, the police, so we searched the substation and the City Hall."
- Nov 5, 2013 at 4:59PM
Veterans and servicepeople in the Snoqualmie Valley are invited to attend any and all of seven school assemblies, held this week for Veteran’s Day in their honor. Veterans Day school assemblies in the Snoqualmie Valley School District include:
- Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27PM
The duo of Anna McCreadie and Lindsay Carr keep feeding off each other’s strengths. Last week, the junior-senior squad of outside hitter/setters led Mount Si to claim the league championship during tournament play at Juanita. Mount Si beat Mercer Island in the championship match, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Juanita. The Wildcats won in five sets, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, with the whole team putting in work.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 11:41AM
The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, early returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:49PM
Voters, sharpen your pencils. The Snoqualmie Valley School District needs your answer to a $216 million question: Is the proposed bond the right bond for the district? A proposed bond now being considered by the board would: • Build a sixth elementary school, and possibly a centralized preschool on Snoqualmie Ridge; • Remodel most of Mount Si High School to a 2,100-student capacity; and • Fund more than $20 million in maintenance projects, including roof replacements at North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City Elementaries and part of MSHS, new boilers at SES and MSHS, and a new expanded septic system at FCE.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:37PM
Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association holds its first dinner and live and silent auction fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. OrgThe benefit hopes to raise $100,00 to improve local soccer fields, paying for maintenance, lights and new field development.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:32PM
An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class is being offered, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. Topics include adult and child CPR, foreign body obstructions, and risk factors.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:40PM
After beating the Liberty Patriots at home on senior night, 32-14, Mount Si’s varsity football team moves further into the playoffs. Their next game is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oak Harbor High School Stadium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:34PM
Local actress, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, will perform her one-woman show, “Tits & Asphalt: Why I Walk For Breast Cancer” at Valley Center Stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 to 9, to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., and the cost is pay-what-you-can. Shawn Fuller directs.
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