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- Dec 5, 2013 at 11:09AM
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988: Responding to a single voice from the audience, Snoqualmie Mayor Jeanne Hansen stepped down from the panel taking testimony in formal hearings on Weyerhaeuser’s Snoqualmie Ridge proposal. John House, head of opposition group Friends of Snoqualmie Valley, noted that Hansen’s long employment with Weyerhaeuser—though not with the real estate branch involved in the proposal—could strain her ability to make an objective decision. Hansen offered to step down, and did so.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 11:14AM
Award-winning acoustic musicians Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst headline a concert and workshop at the Sallal Grange in North Bend, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. They will be performing a wide variety of music including jazz, bluegrass, acoustic country and their own original music. Ickes and Hurst are also doing a special workshop for musicians of all levels beforehand.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 11:12AM
Both Upper Valley cities mark the start of the holiday season with tree lighting festivals happening Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7 North Bend tree celebration The city of North Bend’s Holiday Tree Lighting Festival is 4 to 8 p.m. on the downtown block. Swing by for sing-alongs, performances, Santa visits and a nice bonfire.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:41PM
I must admit that I am still on an emotional high since our Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society’s 1940 community sing-along. What a thrill to have well over one hundred Valley neighbors gathered together for the sake of joined voices to celebrate and commemorate the pivotal time and heritage of 1940! We rarely gather together nowadays, except to confront issues or to take advantage of bargain sales. Neither was the case as joined voices were raised to recreate and celebrate our rich heritage of music in one of the more pivotal years in American history.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:40PM
North Bend Theatre and Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum team up for a live reading of “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the theatre, 125 Bendigo Blvd N. Funded by 4Culture-funded, presented by the Book-It Repertory Theatre, the show presents author Timothy Egan’s account of Edward Curtis’ quest to photograph the vanishing ways of more than 80 American Indian tribes in the early 20th century. Tickets are $5.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:38PM
For the fourth year in a row, the national College Board has named the Snoqualmie Valley School District to its prestigious AP District Honor Roll for simultaneously achieving increases in Advanced Placement (AP) courses for a broader number of students while maintaining or improving the rate at which its AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:38PM
At the Feb. 28, 2013, meeting of District 410’s board, I inquired as to the status of teaching cursive in our schools. Although disappointed to learn of our lack of emphasis after teaching it in the third grade, I was somewhat encouraged by the board’s interest in the issue. Since then, I have talked to many persons, adults and students, about the use of cursive. Many of the adults had heard about the national trend of de-emphasizing cursive.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 2:04PM
Turn that damper: On Wednesday, Dec. 4, firefighters from Snoqualmie, Fall City and Eastside Fire and Rescue responded to the Salish Lodge for smoke filling the second floor. Crews located a fire place in a guest room with a fire burning and the damper closed. Crews used two gas-powered fans to blow the smoke out of the building.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 6:11PM
Snoqualmie Police seized a large amount of methamphetamine and arrested six adults early Friday, Dec. 6, in a raid on a home in the 38000 block of Southeast Northern Street. The successful raid was the joint effort of Snoqualmie Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office, with additional support from Snoqualmie Fire and Bellevue EMS.
- Dec 7, 2013 at 3:32PM
Icy conditions that the Valle is experiencing this week not only creates hazards on the roads for drivers, but cold weather conditions can also present their share of hazards to children and adults on small lakes or retention ponds, warns staff at Eastside Fire and Rescue. The weather service reports freezing conditions will continue through the weekend.
- Dec 9, 2013 at 10:42AM
Mount Si Lutheran Church holds a Winter Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the church, 411 N.E. Eighth St., North Bend. This is a concert for families featuring christmas and winter holiday music.
- Dec 9, 2013 at 10:44AM
Santa visits the Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge in North Bend at a breakfast event on Saturday, Dec. 14. A complimentary breakfast for families begins at 9 a.m., and Santa arrives at 10 a.m.
- Dec 9, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Dec 12, 2013 at 9:54AM
The Snoqualmie Valley School Board is seeking public opinion on a bond issue, in a series of public meetings this week, and an online meeting next week. Community members will be asked for their feedback on a potential bond that proposes $216 million in facilities work, including construction of a sixth elementary school, a major renovation of Mount Si High School and high-priority facilities improvements at other buildings throughout the district. The estimated tax impact of the bond on tax payers would be an additional $2.24 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
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- Dec 9, 2013 at 11:47AM
Bundled against the chill, youngsters and the young at heart gathered as night fell Saturday, Dec. 7, to welcome the Christmas season in Snoqualmie and North Bend. Both cities held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting parties early Saturday evening. The temperatures had dipped into the 20s, but visitors kept warm with cups of cider in Snoqualmie, or by ducking into the art exhibits downtown, while bonfires warmed hands in downtown North Bend, as faux snow settled over a crowd watching local dance, song and unicycle performances.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:34PM
For the third time this year, North Bend’s City Council voted on city zoning regarding tattoo parlors and piercing businesses. Also for the third time, the council has expanded the areas in which those businesses can operate, although with split votes and some dissatisfaction.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:16PM
The brotherhood: Mount Si wrestlers reload with some strong end-game experience
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:21PM
The state’s Department of Natural Resources holds a public hearing on a proposed boundary expansion of Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Snoqualmie Ranger Station Conference Room, 902 S.E. North Bend Way, North Bend.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:32PM
The Mount Si girls basketball team doesn’t want to call it a rebuilding season. And Coach Megan Botulinski agrees. True, the Wildcats bring back just two seniors and two juniors, but they’ve got a group of freshmen from a strong Snoqualmie Middle School basketball squad. They may not have height, but they have energy, and coach and players see promise.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:29PM
The Mount Si boys basketball team starts their season strong with height, speed and intensity. The team reloads with three seniors, Beau Shain, Jack Nelson and Tyler McCreadie out in front. Nelson brings intensity and a rain of shots, Shain is a vocal presence on the court, while McCreadie brings his six-foot-nine post's frame into the mix for rebounds as well as points.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 5:13PM
Before junior Hailey Johnson races down the runway for a high-flying vault, she walks herself through every movement. “I think about every part of it, everything that I have to focus on,” she said. “There isn’t time to think about it when you’re going. You just have to do it.” It’s only when she’s back on solid ground that she knows whether it was good. A perfect landing “is the best feeling” and an awesome moment, Mount Si’s vault specialist said.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:06PM
Cody Eads, 19, appeared in King County Superior Court last week to enter a plea of guilty to one count of vehicular homicide. The North Bend man was arrested last summer for the Jan. 1 hit-and-run death of Lucinda Pieczatkowski, also of North Bend, and arraigned August 21. Eads will be sentenced January 17.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:21PM
The city of Snoqualmie has taken the lead in the Green Power Challenge, a competition between five cities designed to encourage residents to participate in PSE’s Green Power Program. At stake in the competition is a total of $40,000 to be granted by PSE toward a community solar photovoltaic project. In Snoqualmie, that project would be the installation of solar panels at the Snoqualmie Community Center and YMCA.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:35PM
North Bend is permanently closing a small, 60-year-old bridge on the west side of the city. The city plans to post a number of signs and shut the Alm Way Bridge, over Gardiner Creek, next week. About a half dozen homes are on the west side of Alm Way, which runs roughly parallel to North Bend Way on the west end of city limits.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:26PM
Cedarcrest senior Jordan Corpus was on board the varsity boys basketball squad when the Red Wolves made state his freshman and sophomore years, and was on the ride last year when the Red Wolves made districts.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:24PM
The Cedarcrest wrestling program restarts this year under a new coach, and with a new group of varsity leaders. At the top of that list is returning state athlete Eli Malametz. Ranked fourth in the state at the 138-pound class last season, the senior should be a force to be reckoned with at 152 this winter. Malametz said his plan is to always be improving. His mental game looks solid.
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