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- Jan 24, 2014 at 4:29PM
The Biggert-Waters Act was meant to make flood insurance more realistic and more stable. But the reform act could have the unintended consequence of blighting the low-lying urban areas of the Valley, several speakers warned at last Monday’s Snoqualmie City Council meeting.
- Jan 24, 2014 at 4:55PM
On Saturday, Jan. 11, the owner of a business in the 200 block of Main Avenue South called police to report a burglary. The victim said that her mother had gone to the business on the weekend to feed the pet fish, and found the glass front door and a front window had been smashed. The thieves apparently entered through the broken door, then stole a plastic bin, food, and some Chinese antiques.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 2:16PM
What fire crews from the Washington Department of Natural Resources are referring to as the "444th Fire" on Mount Si was held to 18 acres Sunday. The brush fire is still burning in steep, rocky terrain at the base of 4,100-foot Mount Si, between the Si and Little Si trails. Fire managers, according to DNR, say it's about 50 percent contained.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 9:23AM
Carnation Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few volunteers to help with its portion of the Tour de Peaks bike run, The Chamber is a sponsor of the Tour de Peaks, a bike ride from North Bend to Monroe, which is coming through the Valley on Sunday, Aug. 11 Chamber volunteers provide a pit stop in Carnation for the 50- and 100-mile riders at the Tolt Commons Shelter.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 9:31AM
The Festival at Mount Si's highlight is the Grand Parade, planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in downtown North Bend. Registration is open for locals, businesses, clubs and election candidates to enter and take part in the parade.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21AM
A free day camp for children ages 6 through 12 will be hosted at Fall City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, Aug. 2. ‘Secrets of the Kingdom, the Parables of Jesus’ is staffed with young-adult leaders from Twinlow Camp, offering crafts, stories, games, music, and opportunities for new friendships. Snacks and lunch provided. Registration and health forms available online at www.fallcityumc.org or by calling (425) 222-5458.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 9:25AM
They’ll remember this game for years. It was triple overtime for the Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s 11-12 All-Stars team, when the boys got their big chance. All they needed was one run to deliver against Bellevue East, but the Ravens’ powerful defense, under pitcher Wil Helland, held them off as dusk was falling. But the All-Stars loaded the bases, and a hit by Troy Baunsgard brought home fleet-footed Frankie Cepeda to break the tie and advance a thrilled group of boys.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 9:22AM
Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet hopes to help Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association score. In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Chaplins is teaming up with Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association to provide their players and coaches a fundraising opportunity and equipment this fall. The Chevy Youth Soccer program is similar to the youth baseball program, but helps area leagues.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 11:30AM
YMCAs on the Eastside will host a backpack and school supply drive for local youth in need from August 5-23. The drive is in memory of Nicole Lehtinen, a foster youth whose life was cut short in an auto accident at the age of 16. After her father died, 6 year old Nicole became a foster child when her mother could no longer care for her. As she entered foster care, all she had from home was her backpack.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 11:22AM
It was another amazing Fourth of July Celebration in Carnation! Thank you to everyone who participated in the 5K Run for the Pies, the parade, Hot Rods & Harley show, 3 on 3 Basketball tournament and all the vendors. All of you make the Fourth of July Celebration great. Thank you to everyone who watched and visited all these events. Over at Tolt MacDonald Park, we had live entertainment which began with the Cascade Community Theatre's performance of the “Temptest” followed by Greg Brooks Duo, Ben Parrish and the Jack Ballard Band.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 11:37AM
Theater buffs have one more shot this summer to see Shakespeare at Fall City Park. "King Lear" starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Fall City Park, Neal Road, Fall City. Grab your family, your friends and a picnic and come enjoy an evening of Shakespeare, presented by the Seattle-based outdoor theater company, Greenstage, with help from Friends of the Fall City Library and Fall City Arts.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:29PM
Smoke gusts and curls along the trail and into my eyes as I work to keep up with DNR spokesperson Seth Barnes Sunday. We’re at the head of the fire, he says, walking along a steep trench that crews from the Department of Natural Resources, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and the Larch Corrections Center spent the last two mornings cutting into the hillside. The flames are just small fingers here, where DNR helicopters dumped 270-gallon buckets of water throughout the day Saturday.
Smart, small-town, and supernatural: Twin Peaks fans revisit their show, the Valley; Event starts today
- Jul 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 12:54PM
Almost daily, North Bend is visited by devotees of the ‘90s TV series “Twin Peaks,” but this weekend, about 200 of them will gather for the annual experience of Twin Peaks Fest. “We used to joke that people take a pilgrimage to Mecca each year, and we go to North Bend,” said Rob Lindley, the new coordinator of the 21 year-old festival, along with his wife, Deanne. “For the next 72 hours, you get the feel of actually being in Twin Peaks,” is how Lindley describes it.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 11:28AM
Puget Sound Energy is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky ductwork and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free. The service offered to PSE customers in Carnation, Issaquah, Fall City and surrounding areas has up to a $500 value per customer and could reduce their energy bills by approximately 30 percent.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 3:37PM
With the county poised to make a decision on where people can legally buy marijuana, Fall City hosts a town hall meeting on the zoning of cannabis businesses. The Valley meeting is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl., Fall City. The first hour is an open house with King County staff available to answer questions. The public comment period will begin at 7 p.m.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 3:47PM
The Nursery at Mount Si hosts "Grange on the Range," a Sallal Grange open mic night, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in a benefit for the North Bend Theatre. All proceeds from donations and concessions will benefit the theater. Theatrical releases are changing formats, creating a big financial challenge for the North Bend Theatre, which will have to buy expensive new digital equipment just to remain in business. Many in the Snoqualmie Valley have rallied around the theatre and are helping to raise funds for the needed equipment.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 4:03PM
West My Friend, a rootsy indie folk group from British Columbia, plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at The Black Dog, 8062 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Their sound includes mandolins, accordions, double basses, guitars, and four-part harmonies backed up by music degrees from the University of Victoria come together to form something unique and ear-catching. West My Friend is Eden Oliver (vocals, guitar, flute) Alex Rempel (mandolin, vocals,) Jeff Poynter (accordion, vocals) Adam Bailey (bass,vocals).
- Jul 31, 2013 at 4:29PM
Odor has been an issue at the North Bend wastewater treatment plant for years, but a new project approved by the North Bend City Council July 16 should cut the number of complaints. The council awarded a contract for up to $72,000 to Gary Harper Construction, Inc. of Sno-homish for repairs and updates to a 10-year-old dryer, plus electrical and piping modifications needed to complete the repairs.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 4:11PM
Local chili cooks, now is your chance to make a mean soup and win a fat cash prize. The What’s Cookin’ Chili Cook-off, sponsored by The North Bend Bar & Grill, returns Sunday, Aug. 11, to the Festival at Mount Si, held at Si View Park. Chili cooks compete for people’s choice and judges’ awards. The top soup chef gets a $300 cash prize, trophy and bragging rights.
No impact fee, no problem: Valley schools' Ryan Stokes addresses questions on school impact fee, affordable housing project
- Jul 31, 2013 at 4:28PM
Next year’s school impact fee will be $8,000. Or $3,300 per multifamily unit. Either way, it’s a fee the Snoqualmie Valley School District won’t receive from any construction in the affordable housing area of Snoqualmie Ridge. And either way, it’s not a problem. “We don’t really budget impact fees, because they’re unpredictable,” said Ryan Stokes, the district’s director of business services. Besides, the school district won’t receive impact fees from any affordable housing project on Snoqualmie Ridge, whether it’s the proposed Imagine Housing development, or another project.
Close encounters with Thomas: Lots of smiles in Northwest Railway Museum's annual Tank Engine visit | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- Jul 31, 2013 at 4:27PM
It was a kid’s world the last two weekends at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Good summer weather shone for thousands of visitors to the museum’s annual Day Out with Thomas excursion. Families trundled tykes around the museum grounds, checking out entertainers, munching on hot dogs and pizza, watching puppet shows and getting up close and personal with the main draw, Thomas the Tank Engine, from storybooks and television.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:31PM
The Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 quarter at Eastern Washington University includes students from the Valley:
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:32PM
The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Community Campaign kickoff is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom, 8032 Falls Avenue Southeast. The evening celebrates the start of the annual fundraiser event, which supports Y programs, from academic enrichment to athletics, seniors to summer camp.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:33PM
I’d like to send out a truly heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the students, staff and their families at the Snoqualmie Valley schools for their generous support and items donated toward the American Legion Auxiliary’s care packages. These donations, along with beautiful artwork and letters of support, were sent in care packages to a troop of soldiers deployed from Joint Base Lewis McChord. The soldiers appreciated knowing that citizens were thinking about them, while they were far from home during the holidays. We sent 33 boxes, one for each soldier, filled with items that make them a little more comfortable and remind them of home. Each package was received with a smile.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:34PM
This week, voters in our community will be receiving ballots for a very important election. The ballot includes two levy propositions for our schools: a four-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy, and a four-year Technology Levy. These levies, if approved by the voters, will renew levies passed back in 2010 that are set to expire in 2014. Like us, nearly all of our neighboring school districts are proposing levies of a similar nature in their respective communities.
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