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Letters | Let’s all be adults and move on

  • 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.

We were all readers: Gloria McNeely shared life's details as Valley Record editor in the 1950s

  • 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.

Make it easy, make it fun: Emergency preparation in four weekly steps

  • 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.

Bomb threats made at North Bend City Hall

  • 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."

Guests of honor: Valley schools to host Veterans Day assemblies, starting Wednesday

  • 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:

League champions! Mount Si volleyball on a win streak in postseason | Photo gallery

  • 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.

Election results: Marci Busby ahead in Snoqualmie school race; Hospital challengers ahead

  • 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.

Bond cost set, now it’s public’s turn | Valley school growth plan

  • 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.

Auction, dinner raises money for soccer fields

  • 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.

One-woman show explores breast cancer, charity walks at Valley Center Stage

  • 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.

Mount Si Senior Center fashion show to shine Saturday

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:37PM

“Diamonds are Forever” is the theme when Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend holds a fashion show, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Center members are looking for any fancy dresses, gloves, or jewelry that locals are willing to donate for seniors to wear and model. If you can help, bring them to the senior center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Records fall for Wildcat girls cross-country runners at districts | Photo gallery

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 1:48PM

For the second week in a row, freshman Hannah Waskom has broken the record for the five-kilometer race for a Mount Si girl runner. She set it on Thursday, Oct. 24, running at 19:19 at Lake Sammamish State Park, then broke her own record with 19:05 on Halloween day at the Sea-King District meet, taking sixth Waskom’s goal was to break into the top 10 that day. She had hard workouts last Saturday and Monday, then took it easy the two days prior to the race.

Learn CPR at Snoqualmie Fire station in new class

  • 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.

Mount Si football heads to playoffs at Oak Harbor this weekend

  • 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.

You can help restore riparian forest in Carnation

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, with multiple partners, has begun a riparian forest restoration project in Carnation, and is inviting the community to join them, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 9. The Tribe has already cut down the Himalayan blackberries at the work site, near the Tolt Bridge and S.R. 203. Next, the rootballs need to be removed, to help renew the forest. Bring a shovel or pick, or borrow one of the tools supplied and help dig out roots and make a difference.

Out of the Past: Devastating fire at the Slaght residence; New school for Fall City

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 9:00AM

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1988: A second middle school for the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be built in Fall City, following a decision by the board Thursday. The people involved in the site selection anticipated more of a fight between North Bend and Fall City residents than occurred. Virtually all input pointed to the Lower Valley site.

Pharmacy branch at Ridge IGA closes doors

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 9:00AM

Effective Thursday, Oct. 31, the Falls Compounding Pharmacy’s branch at the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA will close it doors. The grocery store is not affected. The Falls Compounding Pharmacy’s main location on Railroad Avenue in downtown Snoqualmie will continue to provide medications. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Saving the paving: County Councilwoman worries about 1,500 miles of unincorporated roads

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00AM

King County’s transportation budget for 2014 and beyond presents a good news/bad news scenario to residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and the county’s District 3. It’s just that the good news—residents won’t have to deal with much road construction work in the coming year—is bad news, too. “It could be a disaster in two years,” says King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, adding “this is what gets me up at night.”

Living the oath: Military-family author RaeLynn Ricarte coming to Fall City Saturday

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00AM

Meet author RaeLynn Ricarte, a Marine mom from Oregon, as she talks about military families and sacrifice, at a dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Fall City Roadhouse Grill in Fall City. Books will be available for Ricarte to sign. A portion of the sales will go to Legion Post 79 in Snoqualmie.

Amy Quilizapa is new owner at Mount Si Pet Salon

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00AM

Amy Quilizapa is the new owner of Mount Si Pet Salon, located at 330 Main Ave. S., Suite 1, in North Bend. Quilizapa is a certified master groomer with 20 years of experience and holds a ‘Golden Scissor’ award.

Man gets ticket for raiding a North Bend clothes donation bin: Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 4:28PM

Helping himself: On Monday, Oct. 28, an King County Sheriff's officer patrolling at Southeast North Bend Way and 436th Avenue Southeast saw a subject going through a box of clothing that was left outside a non-profit’s clothing recycling facility. The officer contacted the man, who tried to explain that it was appropriate for him to go through the box, and cited him for larceny.

Pie auction is Saturday at Carnation's senior center

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 4:12PM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, hosts its monthly steak dinner, combined with its annual pie auction Saturday, Nov. 9. There are two seatings, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for the dinner, featuring a choice of salmon, chicken or steak, and auction. Valley bakers pull out their best recipes to entice you to bid on more than 100 pies, tortes and other exotic desserts up for auction.

It’s a timber sports world: Snoqualmie’s David Moses finds surprising celebrity as part of lumberjack Team USA | Photo Gallery

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 4:50PM

It will always be one of the proudest moments of David Moses’ life. Half a world away from home, the Snoqualmie man got to carry the flag of the United States of America into the world championships of timber sports on Friday, Oct. 25. “That was awesome,” said Moses, who bore the banner in front a cheering crowd during the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There to chop and saw as part of the relay team, he was selected after placing third at nationals.

What Valley veterans do for you | Opinion

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 4:18PM

Whether they wore the uniform seven decades ago, or five, or just yesterday, the Valley’s veterans still serve their neighbors. For many, a tradition of taking action to make a better world, and better Valley, has never stopped. Take the four older gentlemen who make up the Color Guard at the local American Legion post. Veterans of Vietnam, most of them—with one exception, World War II vet Lee Scheeler—these men shoulder vintage rifles and stand tall at all the local cemeteries to ensure their vanished brothers and sisters in service are not forgotten.

Marking its 20th anniversary, Fall City Kung Fu Club mixes wisdom with warfare, real swords with real pumpkins | Photo Gallery

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 4:44PM

A long-haired white person, Johann Sasynuik pays daily tribute to his Chinese heritage. He belongs in two ancient tribes, plus a new one of his own making, and with classic Chinese sensibilities, he sees no problem with that. “The Chinese are very practical,” Sasynuik explains.

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