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- May 3, 2013 at 10:56AM
Puget Sound Energy is proud to announce the debut of four newly-hatched Peregrine Falcons. Mom and Dad Peregrine are longtime residents of the cliff face downstream of Snoqualmie Falls. Like any new parents, mom and dad are busy with feedings. You can see them tending to their chicks on a web cam installed today by Puget Sound Energy. If Mom and Dad are out hunting, you can see small signs of the new chicks in their nest.
- May 3, 2013 at 10:30AM
Warmer weather is expected for the first weekend in May, and King County officials are urging recreational river and lake users to be extremely careful when heading out on the water. While sunny skies and summerlike temperatures might make a dip in a local lake, river or even Puget Sound seem like an inviting idea, all of those waterbodies are extremely cold this time of year, and recreationists are reminded to use caution around open water.
- May 3, 2013 at 11:37AM
Tanner Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting for North Bend and Ames Lake members at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 4, at Twin Falls Middle School The annual meeting is an opportunity for coop members to learn about what's happening within the cooperative, meet their neighbors, and possibly win a raffle prize. Refreshments will be served.
- May 3, 2013 at 11:28AM
Chase Bank will open a new branch in Snoqualmie, Tuesday, May 7. Chase's newest Washington branch, number 211, is located at 35019 S.E. Center St. in Snoqualmie. The new branch is approximately 3500 square feet and will employ 10 people. The opening will be marked by a celebration and ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce on May 9.
- May 3, 2013 at 5:26PM
Over the last few years, Heidi Dukich has given out countless pieces of paper and pens, advising her clients at the Mount Si Food Bank to write down their goals and resources, and visualize a pathway out of poverty, toward success. She points them in the direction of the library, where anyone can book two hours of Internet time and find more resources, or classes. Helping people is about a lot more than food. But the act of giving food can be the pathway to changing lives permanently and for the better.
All in the family: College football play stays at Corvallis for Mount Si’s ‘Bird Dog,’ Nick Mitchell
- May 3, 2013 at 5:30PM
It’s pretty darn solid: 17-year-old Nick Mitchell will join his older brother Josh on the gridiron at Corvallis, Ore. Mitchell, Mount Si’s all-Kingco-ranked quarterback last fall, made a verbal commitment to play football with Oregon State University after high school graduation in 2014. OSU was the right fit, says Nick.
Blood and graffiti, mailbox attack, who stole the tip jar: Snoqualmie Valley police, firefighter blotter
- May 3, 2013 at 5:35PM
Blood and graffiti: On Saturday, April 20, a Snoqualmie parks employee contacted police about vandalism in the 34700 block of Southeast Sorenson Street. The employee said that overnight someone had smashed the mirror in the men's restroom at Carmichael Park, then put blood and graffiti all over the walls. The women's restroom was not damaged.
- May 6, 2013 at 8:50AM
Mount Si girls golf has had the best season in years. Going into the league tournament, the team holds a 6-1 record. Freshman Caitlyn Maralack and senior Danielle Burns and the number-two and three-ranked players in the league. Junior Tabitha Dorn is the number-six player in league. Burns has overcome injury to bring her scores down into the high 30s this season and nurture her hunger for delayed state glory. Maralack, the experienced young player, has consistently shot in the low 40s or upper 30s all season, and Dorn is busting into the lower 40s.
- May 6, 2013 at 8:28AM
Visitors can get outside and experience the Cedar River Watershed through a mix of all-day field tours, hikes, history walks and family waterfall tours this spring and summer. May and June are prime months to take in springtime wildflowers, river flows and mountain sunshine. First up are weekend events exploring the water, or aimed at moms.
Visions of Europe: Artist Richard Burhans partners with North Bend cafe owner Sinacia Yovanovich to share continental colors
- May 6, 2013 at 8:46AM
Some years back, Valley artist Richard Burhans and his wife Sallie explored the timeless art and scenery of Europe. Now, the artistic visions that Burhans brought back from Italy, Austria and Germany have a new purpose, enlivening Sinacia Yovanovich’s Euro Lounge Cafe and crepe restaurant in downtown North Bend. Yovanovich was born in Romania, emigrated with his parents to an Arizona refugee camp at age 7, and grew up in the Puget Sound area. Now a Fall City resident, the cafe that he opened in 2011 is his dream come true.
- May 6, 2013 at 8:25AM
An information session on Washington Virtual Academies is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Snoqualmie Library. Interested families can register at http://www.k12.com/wava/event-type/person-events-0#.UYbTqLXvuSo. Or, go to http://wava.k12start.com/k-8/ to see program and prep materials that new families receive.
- May 7, 2013 at 4:49PM
A new season of Carnation Barn Concerts begins Saturday, May 11, with the Bottom Line Duo (www.bottomlineduo.com), bringing classical bass and cello with humor. The concerts are in the Carnation Tree Farm barn and begin at 7:30 p.m. Upcoming acts include Rouge, a French cabaret-style act, June 8; Uncle Bonsai, a new folk band, July 13, and singer/songwriter Del Rey, August 10.
- May 7, 2013 at 5:02PM
Volunteers are sought for this summer's Festival at Mount Si, held in North Bend August 8 to 11. Helpers are part of a community event, meeting people, and enjoying a beautiful summer day in the Valley. Volunteer opportunities include festival set-up, traffic control, silent action, chili cook-off, information booth, hospitality, parade assistance, vendor set-up, festival clean-up, and more. Shifts are generally four hours long, but volunteers are welcome to stay as long as you like.
- May 7, 2013 at 5:03PM
Brandon Peterson, a 2005 graduate of Mount Si High School, will play the part of Pontius Pilate in Central Washington University's Central Theatre Ensemble production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which opens May 10. Peterson, a senior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program, appeared in the Village Theatre's production of The Who's Rock Opera 'Tommy.' His parents are Linda and Jim Stevens.
- May 7, 2013 at 5:05PM
King County Flood District Board of Supervisors held their monthly Executive Committee meeting in Snoqualmie Monday, May 6, providing the residents of communities impacted by flooding the opportunity to meet with the supervisors responsible for the oversight on efforts to prevent future floods. Executive Committee Chair Reagan Dunn led the meeting and was joined by Executive Committee member Kathy Lambert, who represents the Snoqualmie Valley, as well as Supervisors Julia Patterson and Larry Gossett, who are also Executive Committee members.
- May 7, 2013 at 5:17PM
After police found and demolished two transient camps, Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley says the time is right for the city to bring its own books up to a Valley-wide standard. With neighboring North Bend banning outdoor camping in public places in January, Snoqualmie City Council is considering a similar ordinance this month.
- May 8, 2013 at 12:15PM
The Annie Pulliam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Mount Si Senior Center. The program includes state regent, Janelle Braithwait. DAR is a non-profit, women's organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence.
- May 8, 2013 at 12:17PM
Share your mother’s special breakfast recipe and sample others’ at the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Mama’s Potluck Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9. Newspapers, juice, coffee, creamer and lots of laughs provided. A donation of $1 is suggested.
- May 8, 2013 at 2:02PM
Kids discover science every year in school, but it never gets old, either for them or the parents helping them with it. At Fall City Elementary School, the parents running experiments in the school gym were almost as excited as the youngsters trying their hands — or feet, over at the “oobleck” station — at how this science stuff works. And at Snoqualmie Elementary School’s Arts and Science Night, many parents were acting as their young scientists’ lab assistants, keeping them on track in their presentations and running errands, as needed.
- May 8, 2013 at 1:45PM
Launched in November 2010, I-90 Wildlife Watch (www.i90wildlifewatch.org) is a citizen-based wildlife monitoring project that invites motorists to report wildlife sightings along I-90 in the Snoqualmie Pass region of Washington. The project has just released its second-year report, available here. From November 2011 through November 2012 more than 2,000 visits were made to the I-90 Wildlife Watch project website resulting in reports of 282 valid (presumed authentic) wildlife sightings made by individuals from their car driving east or westbound on Interstate 90 from North Bend to Easton, comprising a total of 241 live and 41 dead animals.
- May 8, 2013 at 1:31PM
Color, shape, taste and texture were in evidence at "Perceptions," the 2013 Festival of the Arts, held April 18 in the Mount Si High School's new commons and school library. Art works on display included photography, paintings and drawings, and student-grown bonsai in the library. From the culinary angle, students entered decorated cakes, and teen cooks in the culinary program kept the crowd from going hungry with hors d'ouevres.
- May 8, 2013 at 2:09PM
Every spring, the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network (SVCN) recognizes outstanding volunteers whose actions over the past year have helped create a caring, resilient Snoqualmie Valley community. Nominations are now being accepted for the awards, which will be presented June 4 at the network’s annual Rise and Shine Breakfast. SVCN will review and choose the top 20 for awards. Community members and organizations can nominate volunteers through May 8. Nominations can be made through an online form, or by mail or e-mail.
- May 8, 2013 at 2:03PM
Timber! is a new outdoor music festival coming this summer to Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation. Planned for July 26 to 27, Helio Sequence, Fruit Bats, Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, Kithkin, River Giant and Ten-Speed Music are the first artists announced for Timber! They are about a third of the performers who will be booked for the festival, but the lineup should give a taste of the festival’s vision and the vision of the producers, Artist Home.
In the decade since last bond passed, school district turns to movable classrooms as inexpensive option | Portables, Part II
- May 8, 2013 at 4:18PM
It’s been 10 years since voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District approved a bond to build a school. While various school levies for maintenance, technology or transportation have passed without a problem, voters have repeatedly withheld support of bonds for new schools since 2003, when they approved construction of Twin Falls Middle School with a $53 million bond. In the past decade, the school district and its surrounding cities have all grown. Enrollment has increased by about 1,000 students.
- May 8, 2013 at 4:24PM
Between breaths, Dom Canady sipped water and received the congratulations of his Bellevue opponents after his win in the two-mile race. Cheered as he made eight laps of the Mount Si track, he pulled ahead of Bellevue’s boys in the second and third spots on his second lap, then passed the Wolverine leader in lap three. “It felt like I needed to pick it up,” Canady said. “That’s what I tried to do, the rest of the race. Just keep the pace.”
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