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- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:35AM
Expect seniors Peyton McCulley and Olivia Howland to secure the top doubles spot, with competition from Alaina Kinghorn and Hannah Still. McCulley started on varsity as a sophomore. A better doubles than singles player, she says that’s because of her interplay with Howland.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:36AM
In 2015, the average household in Snoqualmie may have to add $30 to its annual property tax bill in order to assume the tax burden of the Salish Lodge sitting atop Snoqualmie Falls. Is it because the Salish is struggling? No, it is a thriving business. It is because it was purchased by the Muckleshoot Tribe in 2007. And while the Salish’s typical employment and revenue numbers will remain unchanged, the State Legislature is poised to give it a tax break under the guise of economic development. Or, is it simply welfare for the rich?
Growing young minds: Mount Si High School horticulture instructor Nick Kurka is Educator of the Year
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:41AM
Nick Kurka, horticulture teacher at Mount Si High School, has been teaching students for 13 years, 11 of them at Mount Si. Named one of four Educators of the Year for 2014 by the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, Kurka below answers questions about his approach. Kurka’s original degrees were in water supply and wastewater technologies, from Green River Community College, and he received his Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification from Bates College through Pacific University.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:51AM
After three seasons, senior Jesse Guyer knows how the athletes around her interact. “Every year, there are different groups of people, so you can expect different outcomes,” said the four-year Mount Si track athlete. Amid the big group taking the field in track, “you find your little group.”
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:42AM
On Thursday, March 13, I called 911. There was a large piece of carrot stuck in my throat from a smoothie I made at home.Within a few short minutes there was a huge fire truck and a SUV in my driveway. There was a wonderful fireman/medic in the big truck and the fire chief in the SUV. The fire chief drive me to Snoqualmie hospital, while I was gagging all the while he was cheering me up by saying what a beautiful, sunny day it was.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 4:03PM
Austin Jenckes wore make-up for the first time ever last night, for his successful audition on "The Voice." The Valley singer-songwriter posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself in the make-up chair before the show. A few hours later, he had even bigger news.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Mar 25, 2013 at 9:41AM
The Snoqualmie Police Department's free women's self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class may be available in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18 years old, and must attend all four sessions.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:51AM
Birches Habitat’s second annual Fall Fashion Show, a benefit for Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Boxley’s Place, North Bend. Birches owner Nancy Wray started the show last year as both a fundraiser for the local shelters for women and children, but also as a way to build community.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44AM
KING 5 TV’s “Evening Magazine” host Meeghan Black and “Gardening With Ciscoe” expert Ciscoe Morris met Dahlia Barn owners Jerry and Aimee Sherrill last Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Bend business, which sells tubers and hosts self-cut dahlia picking. With the bright late-summer plants now in bloom, Morris and Black got a chance to check out the dozens of varieties—some grown here in the Valley, most on the Sherrill’s acreage east of the Cascades at Thorp.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 11:03AM
Friday night action at Wildcat Stadium gets louder and brighter this fall, thanks to a project that links the local high school, police chief, North Bend mayor, businesses and football boosters, players and coaches. A group of volunteers, led by Snoqualmie Police Chief and Wildcat parent Steve McCulley, took the siren from the former, now-empty Fire Station 87 in North Bend to power up the scoreboard at Mount Si High School.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:47AM
Against Liberty at Tibbets Park in Issaquah last Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mount Si won, 4-3, on the strength of its deep singles players. While lead singles player Matthew Griffin fell to Liberty’s Marek Pierepiekarz, senior number-two player Kevin McLaughlin won 3-6, 7-4, 6-4 over the Patriots’ Justice Canley.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, is predicting high water on the Snoqualmie this weekend. Water levels on the river, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts, are expected to rise dramatically starting Saturday, with crests at the the Falls by 11 a.m. Sunday, Seot, 29, of 11.86 feet, or about a foot below flood stage.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:46AM
It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine, who are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways. Valley Center Stage’s new romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine,” is directed by Rich Wiltshire, with a cast of Valley Center Stage regulars.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:31AM
Valley Animal Partners hosts its third annual Chili Showdown, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lode. Locals are invited to enter their six quarts of their homemade chili into the cookoff. All proceeds from the nonprofit event benefit pets of Valley residents.
School on the farm: Critters enliven learning at Snoqualmie's Rooster Valley preschool | Photo Gallery
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55AM
Wilbur the pig is the smartest of the bunch. Give this micro-teacup porker the chance, and he’ll root in your socks or sneak into the feed can for extra snacks. With fall in the air, and an apple-themed curriculum on their tables, children at Rooster Valley Farm School in Snoqualmie figured that Wilbur would be the animal to eat the most apples in last Friday’s feeding time.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:42AM
Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet is partnering with the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association in North Bend to help children get a better game experience. Through the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, Chaplins provide new equipment, a money donation and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:32AM
A new fence encloses the North Bend Elementary School playground and the grassy area behind it, since the start of the school year. The six-foot fence encompasses 109,000 square feet of school property, including the grassy area referred to as Claggett Field on some maps. Two gates, on the north and south ends, provide access to the field when school is not in session, but are closed and locked during school hours.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 9:04AM
The North Bend Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary hold a fundraiser dinner and auction this Saturday, Sept. 28. The Moose Auxiliary sponsors a hamburger dip dinner to raise funds for community projects, while the Legion Auxiliary holds a live auction for veterans programs.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 2:50PM
The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31. Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 2:53PM
The 4th annual Camp Gilead River Run 5K & Pancake Breakfast is 9 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Camp Gilead, 30919 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation. All proceeds benefit camper scholarships, helping children experience summer camp.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09PM
I find it odd that North Bend prevented a tattoo shop from opening downtown on North Bend Way, but somehow finds a gun store to be an acceptable addition to a downtown core that is meant to attract families and tourists. What is the city thinking? I would prefer the tattoo shop, hand’s down.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:25PM
In three weeks I am getting married to my fiance, Evan Koerner, but sadly, I am without my engagement ring. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, I forgot my engagement ring in the tanning booth at Seattle Sun Tan in North Bend, and before I realized it and rushed back, another woman had gone into the same booth, and the ring was taken.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:20PM
Parents always called it the “Red Park.” The new Snoqualmie playground, Autumn Avenue Park, kept its red accents, but it’s much more fun now, thanks to a $100,000 remodel by the city. Dozens of neighborhood kids turned out Thursday, Sept. 19, for the grand opening of the new features at 7121 Autumn Ave. S.E., near the intersection of Autumn Avenue and Pratt Street.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • If the massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal becomes a reality, the local school district will face a bulge in the student population—maybe $26 million worth. That is the estimated cost of finding room for 1,500 new students.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:30PM
On September 16, a caller in the 43000 block of Southeast North Bend Way reported a theft. She’d seen a man walk through back yards to her neighbor’s home, then pry the screen off a window that was unlocked, enter the trailer and steal things.
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