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- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:50AM
Recent staff changes at the city of North Bend reflect the city’s position, ready to grow, and needing some help with that. New hire Dawn Masko takes over as the city’s finance director and assistant city administrator, and Megan O’Neal recently joined the city’s Community and Economic Development Office as a new associate planner. While Masko is filling an existing role, recently vacated by Stan Lewis, O’Neal is a long-awaited addition to the city’s planning department, says office director Gina Estep.
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:51AM
Police and opportunistic thieves alike had a busy weekend in North Bend recently. At least nine cars were broken into late Friday or early Saturday Nov. 8 or 9, but few items were reported stolen. Fridays spree began in the neighborhood north of E.J. Roberts Park. Police received multiple car prowl reports, at 11:18, 11:31, 11:49 and 11:59 p.m. The victims, most of whom had left their vehicles unlocked, called from the 800 block of Northeast Eighth Street, the 200 block of Northeast
- Nov 18, 2013 at 9:45AM
Heather Vincent of Snoqualmie Cattle Company snapped this photo, at sunrise Wednesday, Oct. 30, of the ranch’s registered Texas Longhorn, Dolly (full name: SS Farlap Dolly). Next to her is Rio Nine Eleven, her two-year-old male calf, born on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 9:33AM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, after persistent heavy rainfall for much of the day brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected. As of 12:30 a.m., the sum of the Snoqualmie River’s three forks was 12,300 cubic feet per second, higher than the Phase II flood alert threshold of 12,000 CFS. Typically, only minor flooding in low-lying areas would be expected along the Snoqualmie River at this flow, with the potential for water over just a few roads.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:45PM
To meet growing needs, Friends of Youth is announced its 2013 Riverview Youth and Family Services Breakfast to increase counseling hours in the Riverview School District communities. The breakfast is 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. at the Riverview Educational Service Center Multipurpose Room, 15510 1st Ave. N.E., Duvall.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:46PM
North Bend residents are invited to discuss the city’s homeless and transient population this month, in the city’s series of community safety meetings. This month’s meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend, An emergency winter shelter opened a week before the community meeting.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:47PM
Gary Callero will speak about humanitarians effort in Southern Tanzania that help orphaned children, when he visits the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club this Thursday, Nov. 21. Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. A Seattle native, Callero will speak about the Mwangaza Foundation, Kirkland, which supports the Songea Women and Children Care Organization in Songea, Tanzania.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 3:48PM
More than 200 classified school employees are expected to vote Wednesday, Nov. 20, on a new contract proposal from the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The proposal is the first that the local Public School Employees (PSE) bargaining team has agreed to bring to its general membership. It’s also long-awaited, since the union began negotiating a new contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District last April. “We’re working under an expired contract,” PSE President Jill Holen told the Record last week via telephone. The contract, covering most of the district’s non-teaching and non-secretarial employees, officially expired Sept. 1. By state law, though, the terms of the contract remain in effect for the next year —or until a new contract is approved, which Holen is hoping might happen next week.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 4:18PM
Feet flew as runners young and old raced through a brisk Turkey Trot, Saturday morning, Nov. 16, on Snoqualmie Ridge, helping raise money for Valley schools. The day included a children’s 1K run that had families cruising around Cascade View Elementary School, and a 5K that had runners winding around the Ridge. The race wasn’t without one hiccup.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:33PM
Paul Green Jazz & Blues is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Black Dog Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Green, North Bend’s resident blues legend, takes the stage every week here. Music, the blues in particular, has been his life, ever since he picked up a harmonica at age 20.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:40PM
The Sallal Grange hosts a holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. This second seasonal event will feature a bake sale to benefit the House of Hope in North Bend.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:41PM
Don’t miss this year’s student-performed musical at Mount Si High School, “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show combines the efforts of the Mount Si choir, drama, band, art, Construction Tech, and other programs. “Fiddler” boasts a student pit orchestra, a large cast and ensemble that involved many students. Direction is by Haley Isaacs, the new Choral and Drama director at Mount Si.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:46PM
Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Washington now, but not in North Bend. City officials and staff here have deferred the needed updates to North Bend’s zoning, licensing and taxing regulations while awaiting the final rules from the state Liquor Control Board, which will regulate the drug. A moratorium on the establishment of any medical marijuana dispensaries or collective gardens has been in effect since June, 2011, in North Bend.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:29PM
Wreaths from the Snoqualmie Valley are being sold as part of a fundraiser for the Business and Professional Women's Chapter of Bellevue, of which Valley resident Karen Granger is president. The 22-inch wreaths are made from Noble Fir boughs. It's a limited sale. Orders need to be placed by noon Sunday, Nov. 24.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:52PM
Harley Brumbaugh was six years old in 1940—still years from embarking on a musical career that led him from the U.S. Army to teach at high schools and colleges in the Northwest, to lead his own band, and finally back home. Yet he has love for the tunes of his early boyhood. “These are the songs that have lasted,” he said.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:30PM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is offering two youth art classes, Saturday, Nov. 23. Admission is free. An “Animals in Art” Painting Workshop is 10 a.m. Saturday. A fashion illustration class follows at 11:15 a.m. Both classes are held at the Cascade View Elementary School Gymnasium, 34816 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:17AM
Watch as Snoqualmie’s Christmas Tree shines, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Railroad Park Gazebo across from the Snoqualmie Depot. Visit with Santa, get horse-drawn carriage rides, listen to live music, and enjoy cookies and cocoa.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:19AM
Jory Pearce of North Bend married John Hindmarch of Carnation on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Jory, 22, a 2009 graduate of Mount Si High School, is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Pearce of North Bend.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:09AM
For the last three years, close to Halloween, several volunteers come together to produce a fundraiser which benefits the Mount Si Food Bank. It is a walking play with several scenes staged along a dark trail through the wilderness area behind the police station on Snoqualmie Ridge. It stays true to the Halloween theme with mummies, creatures of the night, zombies, et cetera. We batch groups of ten or twelve, spacing them so each group will come on each scene after the preceding group has gone on down the trail.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:07AM
Bartell Drugs is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 10th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive, November 17 through December 14. Donations will be accepted at all Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” Bartells North Bend store is located at 248 Bendigo Boulevard South, North Bend.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:04AM
Starting next month, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital will be adding a new layer to patient safety measures. In order to help combat hospital acquired infections, the hospital will be bringing in a disinfection system called Xenex. Snoqualmie is the first hospital in Washington to implement the Xenex disinfection device. “By using this device, we can assure potential patients that we have adopted the latest technology available in order to protect them from getting hospital acquired infections,” said Tom Parker, chief operations officer for the hospital.
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- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:23AM
Neither early nor late, North Bend’s celebration of Arbor Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, included ideal weather for planting trees. But then, this time of year is usually good for that, says North Bend Senior Planner Mike McCarty. Although Washington usually celebrates the event in April, North Bend declared its own Arbor Day last week, because “this is typically the best time of year to plant trees,” says McCarty. “We have such mild winters, it gives the roots more time to get established.”
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:06AM
On Sunday, Nov. 3, 40 members of “Team Korey”gathered to run in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the Carnation-based non-profit, Camp Korey. Named in honor of Korey Rose, a teen who lost his battle with bone cancer at age 18, Camp Korey helps thousands of children restore their childhood through therapeutic recreation. Children who participate live with illnesses such as mitochondrial disease, cerebral palsy and craniofacial differences. The time spent with other campers is often the only time when they’re surrounded by children with similar conditions.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:14AM
Thursday, Nov. 17, 1988: A Montesano man and a young babysitter braved fire and smoke to make sure everybody got out of a burning apartment building in Snoqualmie on Wednesday. The fire started with bedding placed by a baseboard heater, and fanned by winds, was raging in minutes. Passing on his way to work at the Tanner Mill, Lonnie Brumfield, Jr., got out of his car to help. He crawled past a burning door and saved a young boy. Babysitter Rachel Self woke up residents and carried out her three charges.
- Nov 21, 2013 at 11:29AM
Carnation Police were called to a violent incident the afternoon of Veterans Day. According to police reports, the incident, reported at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in the 31800 block of West Rutherford Street, had been a domestic dispute that turned physical.
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