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- Sep 5, 2013 at 9:27AM
The results are in from the recent "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" DUI enforcement campaign, conducted throughout King County, including the Valley, from August 16 through September 2. In King County, preliminary numbers show that 292 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI. Last year in King County during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 374 people for DUI.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:03AM
For the first time in King County, an entire municipal administration has been designated as part of the Safe Place network. Snoqualmie City Hall, Fire Station and Police Station, as well as all city Public Works and Parks & Recreation vehicles, now will be Safe Places for youth ages 12 to 17 to ask for help when they experience a crisis. Officials from Safe Place partner agencies celebrated the second anniversary of the Safe Place program in King County at a morning press conference today while announcing the addition of Snoqualmie as a new partner to the collaborative effort to improve youth safety and prevent teen homelessness.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 10:50AM
Many students at Chief Kanim Middle School earned a spot on the school's fourth-term Honor Society at the end of the 2012-13 year. To make the list, students needed to earn at least a 3.7 grade point average. Students with an asterisk next to their name had straight A's.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:27AM
Larry Davis, a member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, presents a workshop on pruning trees and vines, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Davis covers early fall pruning to manage and discourage vigorous growth. Master Gardeners are also available to answer plant problem questions after his program.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:37AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • Residents of Horseshoe Lake are seeking to establish a flood district. Case in point is Bob Pepper, whose long labors to turn his property into a preserve has been frustrated by silt washed down from a new subdivision on Novelty Hill. There a number of people near the lake who have seen more gradual impacts of development.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 12:11PM
When I opened up the paper tonight, I loved seeing the question, “What new feature would you like to see in our city’s parks?” I’d like to add my answer to those of the others’. It would be wonderful for some of our parks to include water play areas. The most desirable feature would be an indoor/outdoor pool, but splash pools, fountains and other water play features would all be boons for the summer enjoyment of our town.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:38PM
Four Mount Si High School students—Hunter Abbott, Parker McComb, Lydia Petroske and Quinn Mosher—are the Rotary Students of the Quarter. The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley named the four for the first and second quarters of the 2013-14 school year, at their February 27 meeting. They receive a $100 check.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:59PM
There’s definitely a lot of local love for our scenery and natural beauty in the Valley. Cue a reminder for our upcoming Scenic Photo Contest. On April 2, the Valley Record will publish the results of our seventh annual amateur photo contest.
Changing of the chiefs: As Snoqualmie Fire Dept. rebooter Bob Rowe eases out, Mark Correira begins new era
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:14PM
On a cold winter morning a few weeks ago, Bob Rowe found himself on a call. “It was 6:30 a.m.—a broken femur.” A motorized cart had flipped on its driver, injuring the man. “It was freezing, windy, the rain was blowing sideways. I was there, managing that call. That’s what I’m going to miss,” said Rowe. Not the meetings, not the paperwork—but the real responses, out in the real world, that he’ll remember.
Real food for everybody: Rose Mitra takes down to earth approach at Snoqualmie’s Rose Ridge Cafe and Deli
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:36PM
Making real food, and making sure people who need it, get it, is a passion for Rose Mitra, owner of Rose Ridge Cafe and Deli on Snoqualmie Ridge. Mitra purchased the former Spicoli Sub Shop in June of 2011. “My goal is to serve people ‘real food’,” says Mitra. “My goal is to make you feel at home.”
- Mar 5, 2014 at 9:59AM
We, the family of Emily Adcox, would like to thank family and friends who came to mom’s celebration of life on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Snoqualmie Eagles. What a great turn out. Mom would have loved to have been there to see everyone. Thanks so much to Carmen, Cindy and Patti for all their help with the potluck, which gave us time to be with our family and friends. Also, the Snoqualmie Valley Eagles crew for your help also. We all appreciated all the help. Thanks again.
One-hour rock blasting closures planned next week on Snoqualmie Pass; construction delays near North Bend
- Sep 6, 2013 at 10:36AM
Drivers planning a trip on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass need to plan for an hour of added travel time next week due to closures for rock blasting. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each night, Monday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 12. The pass will be closed eastbound at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound at Price Creek (milepost 61). Drivers are encouraged to use exits before the closure points to access services.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 10:00AM
For more than 38 years, Mount Si Food Bank, run by area pastors, has been faithfully helping people in need around the Valley. Around 2008, the Snoqualmie Valley Ministerial Association (SVMA) appointed a management team to oversee operations of the food bank. While under this management, many donations were made to the food bank, a SVMA ministry.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 10:03AM
Snoqualmie Methodist Church is hosting a Clothing and Textile Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Bring worn out or ill-fitting clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets and other textiles, and give them a second life.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 3:08PM
Bartell Drugs hosts a “Spring Health & Beauty Event” at its North Bend store this week. Cosmetic demonstrations are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 7. Cosmetologists will give free “mini makeovers” that focus on the latest colors and products for spring. From 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, get hair styling tips. Conair representatives will spotlight the latest hair styling tools and tips.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 3:08PM
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club hosts author and rabbi Mark Glickman as its featured speaker, 7 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Glickman serves as rabbi of the Congregations Kol Shalom on Bainbridge Island, and Kol Ami in Woodinville. He will discuss a discovery that shines a light on Jewish history, the Genizah of the Ben Ezra synagogue in Cairo.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 3:16PM
In celebration of St. Patricks Day, downtown Snoqualmie merchants are hosting “Snoqualmie Go Braugh,” a weeklong event which offers Irish-themed food, drinks, music and promotional specials. The festivities start Monday, March 10, with a contest titled “Quest for Uncle Si’s Lost Gold.” The lucky winner of this contest will receive $100 in golden coins.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:58PM
Officers with the Duvall police department are looking into an odd situation involving gunshots fired late Monday, Sept. 2, on West Rutherford Street. There appear to be no serious injuries resulting from an altercation that happened shortly before 11 p.m. According to Duvall Police Cmdr. Carey Hert, who spoke to the Record on Friday, an older Carnation man reported that he had been shot by a shotgun blast. Police found a small nick in his arm, while two teens, who were known to the man, possibly living with him, claimed that they had been struck by a car in an altercation. They were taken to the hospital, Hert said.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:54PM
Local photographer and teacher Sandy Horvath is offering free membership in his photography group, Club SnapShot, for Snoqualmie Valley residents who want to improve their skills. Learn tips and tricks, glossary of photography terms, custom camera settings, editing software suggestions and deals.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:56PM
Mini-thief: A caller in North Bend reported that someone had broken into his apartment two days earlier. The victim said that around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, he left his home, and when he returned, it appeared that someone had entered through the partially-open kitchen window by removing the screen and crawling through the hole. The person stole a small amount of tobacco and candy.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:51PM
In an effort to improve safety, local fire departments are partnering to offer residents in the unincorporated areas of Carnation and Duvall (ZIP codes 98014 and 98019) free address signs. Many rural homes do not have clear addresses or driveway markings, which can cause a delay when emergency responders are trying to find a home. The Duvall (Fire District 45) and Carnation (Eastside Fire & Rescue) fire departments, along with the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council are working with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Community Service Areas grant program to provide address signs for rural residents of these communities.
Imminent strike for Snoqualmie Valley schools: Negotiations continue, but no more union meetings are planned
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:48PM
Valley teachers are preparing to go on strike. On Friday morning, Sept. 6, potentially their last day of work before the strike, the union blog advised them to take any pets or plants with them when they leave their classrooms at end of day, because they may not be allowed back in for the duration. Only a majority-approved contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District can stop the strike, and only if it arrives by 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30AM
A massive planned expansion of dirty coal, mined from Montana, Wyoming, and Washington state, and shipped to Asia through five proposed northwest ports will threaten our ecosystem.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:31AM
• Twin Peaks is the first new town to be established in the Snoqualmie Valley. But it looks like there’s a bit more depredation and intrigue going on there than we’re used to. Filming for “Northwest Passage,” a new murder mystery for ABC-TV, began February 21 at the Mar-T Cafe, and will include various locations in the Valley. The fictional town of Twin Peaks is a composite of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and Carnation. Dozens of locals will be immortalized as extras. The kids in Debbie Navarre’s high school drama class are all agog at the opportunity to act alongside Michael Ontkean, Kyle MacLachlin and Piper Laurie. Some business owners, however, aren’t happy with how the filming is being handled.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Mar 6, 2013 at 11:32AM
Classified staff, including bus drivers, custodians and food service workers in the Snoqualmie Valley School District now have a four-year contract in place. The contract, approved by a vote of the Public School Employees (PSE) union Feb. 13 and the school board Feb. 27, includes a 2 percent pay increase for each of the next four years.
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