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- 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 1:34PM
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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