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- Jul 8, 2013 at 9:29AM
The Eastside FC Girls 95 White Soccer Team won the Presidents Cup Regional Title in Boise last month and are headed to the Presidents Cup Nationals in Florida in July. The Eastside FC Premier team is composed of five players from Skyline High School, three players from Issaquah High School, two from Bellevue High School, two players from Mount Si High School—Kelsey Lindor and Sophia Rouches—and others from Eastside Catholic, Mercer Island, Newport, Liberty, International, Overlake and Tahoma High School. The team is coached by Ryan Dortch and his brother, assistant coach Andrew Dortch, both of whom grew up playing soccer in Issaquah.
- Jul 8, 2013 at 9:13AM
The next Snoqualmie Watershed Forum Meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center, 15619 Main Street, Duvall. The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum meets every other month to work together on watershed issues. The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum is a partnership between King County, the Snoqualmie Tribe, and the cities of Duvall, Carnation, North Bend and Snoqualmie.
- Jul 8, 2013 at 9:20AM
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 24th year of service with a stop in Snoqualmie, July 12, 13 and 14. The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 SE Park St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
- Jul 8, 2013 at 9:11AM
When adults were around, the three Kindergarten boys staring at the large aquarium outside the North Bend Elementary School office kept a respectful distance. They had permission to come look at the tank, they announced. When they thought no one was watching, their little face were inches from the glass, their eyes wide.
Book signing with 'Deadliest Catch' co-captain Johnathan Hillstrand, this weekend at Remlinger Farms
- Jul 9, 2013 at 12:12PM
Remlinger Farms hosts a book signing with Johnathan Hillstrand of the Discovery reality show "Deadliest Catch", 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Hillstrand, a well known children’s book author and co-captain of the Time Bandit fishing ship from the popular series, will be at the Berry Festival in the farm's Family Fun Park. Visitors will be able to purchase Johnathan’s popular children’s books at the event.
Carnation police deal hits a bump; Duvall votes to drop half-time contract, calls for expanded coverage
- Jul 9, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jul 11, 2013 at 5:29PM
Carnation officials were notified last Friday, June 28, that their contract for police services with Duvall might be ending this year. The Duvall City Council voted unanimously Thursday, June 27, to drop the current contract, a reduced version of the agreement that’s connected the two cities for nine years. Mayor Will Ibershof sent the termination letter the following day. The contract, which gives Carnation roughly half-time police coverage by two Duvall Police Department officers and a quarter-time position for an administrator at a cost of $453,883, expires Dec. 31, 2013. Any city wanting out of it had to notify the other by July 1.
- Jul 9, 2013 at 2:57PM
Wanted Espresso celebrates its first year in business on Wednesday, July 10, with merchandize giveaways all week, July 8 to 12, to thank customers. Wanted owners Tessa and Bryan Wyrsch and managers Tami Boonstra and Nikole King run the shop at Mount Si Shell, 742 S.W. Mount Si Blvd., off Interstate 90’s Exit 31. Besides coffee, they serve espresso, frappes, Red Bull sodas, huge croissant breakfast sandwiches and a product called Bacon In A Bag.
- Jul 9, 2013 at 2:53PM
Do you have an old TV in your basement? Or a computer in a closet? Some scrap metal in the backyard? Bring these items and more to the special recycling collection sponsored by the city of Duvall on Saturday, July 13, at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall. Most items are free to recycle, and fees range from 50 cents to $2 for certain items. The collection is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until full. In past years, the line formed at about 8 a.m., but to avoid a long wait, plan to arrive between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Jul 9, 2013 at 2:58PM
Twede’s Cafe is looking for 12 brave souls to sign up for a pancake eating contest during the North Bend Block Party, July 20. All ages are welcome to participate. To sign up, call Twede’s Cafe at (425) 831-5511.
Fall City redesign: Undergrads give community a hypothetical face lift, locals react | Photo gallery
- Jul 9, 2013 at 3:17PM
Instead of writing papers, architecture students at the University of Washington completed their senior requirements by working to solve problems in Fall City. Thirteen students spent 12 weeks this spring talking with community members, brainstorming changes and proposing a series of enhancements through a program called StoreFront Studio. For Fall City, the university students designed additions to open spaces, a farmer’s market, pedestrian bridges, bathrooms and renovations to many existing businesses.
- Jul 10, 2013 at 2:17PM
Cascade Community Theatre, and Second Story Repertory have partnered to bring Split 2nd Improv to the Snoqualmie Valley for monthly performances this summer. Improv comedy is never the same show twice, since audience members suggest what the players do on stage.
- Jul 10, 2013 at 2:39PM
Sno-Valley Tilth is bringing the tables onto the farm for a trio of dinners, three summer evenings of food and community in Carnation. Two upcoming events include a dinner, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Oxbow Farm with chef Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant, and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at Stuart Landing Farms with chef Matt Dillon & Desert Wind Winery.
- Jul 10, 2013 at 4:15PM
Sharilyn Lux and Lux Language Partners host a celebration of literacy, 5 to 7 p.m Tuesday, July 16 at the Bindlestick Cafe, Snoqualime. The free event looks at improving literacy and bilingual education in the Valley and in the most needed areas on the Americas, in Guatemala. A portion of proceeds from each lesson from Lux Languages goes to a literacy program in Guatemala. The organization recently started a website and wants to share services with the wider community.
- Jul 10, 2013 at 4:16PM
A grand opening for Optimal Health Chiropractic is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at its suite, number 125, at 7726 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie Ridge. Owner Dr. Jason Green plans an outdoor party and barbecue with tours of the clinic, door prizes and plenty of conversation.
- Jul 10, 2013 at 4:12PM
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 24th year of service with a stop in Snoqualmie. Drop-offs are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12, 13 and 14, at the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie.
Mentor’s new journey: North Bend’s Todd Reynolds ends fire career, readies for international church mission
- Jul 10, 2013 at 4:17PM
Among the mementoes waiting to be packed, the coat stood out. The heavy bunker jacket was special, signed by dozens of firefighters and volunteers, all wishing Todd Reynolds the best in his next adventure. With two days until retirement, Reynolds, 56, Snoqualmie Fire Department’s assistant chief and training officer, was boxing up the memories from his second fire career.
- Jul 11, 2013 at 6:34PM
Northwest Heritage Resources presents a concert of Scottish traditional music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Carnation Tree Farm Barn, 31523 N.E. 40th St., in Carnation. The concert will feature traditional Scottish fiddler Ryan McKasson, joined by Dave Bartley on guitar. McKasson is a talented fiddler who, in 1996, was the youngest musician to win the National Scottish Fiddle Championship.
- Jul 11, 2013 at 6:37PM
Nickolas, Mackalia and Colin Simmons of North Bend wait for Thomas the Tank Engine to “wake up” at the Northwest Railway Museum depot in North Bend last week. Railway museum staff unloaded the storybook and television character's car at the North Bend depot on Friday. The museum’s “Day Out With Thomas” event begins this Friday, July 12, and runs for two weekends. Tickets are $21 in advance, $22 at the door
- Jul 11, 2013 at 6:40PM
Garry Trussell, a long-time North Bend resident, died at home Wednesday, June 3, surrounded by family. He was born in Cashmere, Wash., in 1941 and grew up on Whidbey Island and in Snoqualmie. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1960. Garry is survived by his son Kevin, daughter Lisa and four grandchildren.
- Jul 12, 2013 at 10:16AM
A Senior Driver Safety Course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Kevin Hauglie Insurance Agency, 33410 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd., in Fall City. It will be taught by AARP volunteer, Bill West. The AARP Driver Safety Program is an 8-hour classroom refresher that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust your driving. It is an approved course by the Insurance Commissioner for a five to 10 percent discount with Farmers Insurance. Cost is $14 ($12 for AARP members) covering the cost of materials. Bring cash or a check and a sack lunch.
- Jul 12, 2013 at 10:15AM
This summer offers local businesspeople several ways to get involved, build strategies and network through the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s July After Hours is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, at Dark Horse Ink silkscreen company, 30540 S.E. 84th St., Suite 1, in Preston. Owner Michael Hughes will be providing food, beverages and free T-shirts for guests.
- Jul 12, 2013 at 10:48AM
A 23-year-old woman fell while rock climbing on Little Si, and was rescued Thursday afternoon, July 11. Rescuers and volunteers with the King County Sheriff's Office and Eastside Fire and Rescue responded around 5 p.m. Thursday, after the hiker fell about 20 feet while rock climbing about a quarter of the way up the Little Si trail near North Bend. The woman injured her lower leg and head, Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West reported.
- Jul 12, 2013 at 10:12AM
Thursday, July 7, 1988: Recent Mount Si High School graduate Jeff Zwiefelhofer won the $1,000 Friends of the Library Scholarship for 1988. He was presented the award by Drury Wood Friday. • More than 30 loggers will again compete for cash and prizes in the annual Mountain Dew “Bull of the Woods” Logger Show at the King County Fair
Don't wake me or I'll shoot; Indecent exposure; Teens and fireworks | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- Jul 12, 2013 at 10:37AM
Fireworks: On July 4, Snoqualmie police received many fireworks complaints. One came from the 7100 block of Autumn Avenue Southeast, where teens were setting off fireworks in the park. Officers escorted two men from Bellevue out of the park. An hour later, they told a group, reportedly drinking and shooting off fireworks in the 7300 block of Heather Avenue Southeast, to clean up their mess and leave. And at 12:25 a.m., they contacted a group in the 3600 block of Southeast Gravenstein Court and advised them that they’d celebrated enough.
- Jul 12, 2013 at 10:38AM
David Moses has always wanted to compete in the final round of the Stihl Timbersports Series, but every year, something has gone wrong. This year, during Stihl’s United States championship, the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, held June 7 to 9 in in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Moses thought he would lose his chance all over again. All he needed to do was make three clean cuts with his chainsaw in the Feud’s hot saw event, and he would have earned himself a spot in the finals. But his own hot saw died.
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