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- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:44AM
Kudos to Congressman Dave Reichert for voting for the lifting of the debt ceiling, so that the United States can pay the bill for the spending the United States Congress has authorized. The debt ceiling is a law from the last century from when the United States was a small nation, not the superpower industrial and financial powerhouse of the world. If we don’t pay our bills and default on the debt we incur, we would collapse the world economy.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58AM
Agricultural landowners or operators who work in the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District can reduce their risk of loss from flooding by building a farm pad or elevated structure, where livestock and farm equipment can be placed during floods. Over the last several years, the Flood District has provided Snoqualmie Valley farmers with technical assistance for 26 farm pads, which will help to reduce flood impacts to farmers and livestock. To download an application, go to www.kingcounty.gov/flood or call (206) 477-4815.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 8:57AM
On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools, I am sending a hearty thank-you out to our community for overwhelmingly voting to approve the two four-year replacement levies that were on the February 11 election ballot. I am filled with pride that the level of support for our local schools has been affirmed with the passage of both the Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) and Technology Levies. Certification of the election results will be completed by King County on Feb. 25; however as of the writing of this letter on Feb, 13, each levy has received a 68 percent approval rate. (As of printing, the tech levy was 69 percent, operations levy, 67.7 percent).
- Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04AM
By all enrollment projections, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will need another elementary school by the 2016-2017 school year. Planning and design work for the building began last fall and has been paid for with school impact fees from the district’s capital facilities fund. In order to continue with the project, which would provide 29 more classrooms for our Valley’s growing number of children, the school board needs to commit to a bond to raise the estimated $35 million total project costs. Educating our youth is one of the best things we can do for our community.
- Mar 3, 2014 at 9:11AM
The Northwest Railway Museum will soon hold its third annual docent training program, and is now seeking volunteers interested in becoming docents. Museum docents are trained volunteers who give tours to visitors and educate them on how “the Railroad Changed Everything.”
Freshman question: Snoqualmie School Board bond talks lead to pointed questions about campus's future
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:03PM
Voters may determine the future of the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s semester-old Freshman Campus, when they decide on a future bond issue. Before that can happen, though, at least two school board members would like a say on the possibilities, and one has called for a frank board discussion on the topic.
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 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.
- 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.
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.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 2:26PM
A hiker got lost overnight on Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend last week, and managed to survive the night by staying on his feet. According to a report from the King County Sheriff’s Office, would-be rescuers from Seattle Mountain Rescue, King County’s 4X4 and Explorer Search and Rescue teams, plus search dogs, the sheriff’s helicopter and a small plane, all combed the wet ridge late last Tuesday and early Wednesday, Feb. 25 and 26, after the young man went missing some time before 9 p.m.
- Mar 5, 2014 at 9:52AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, has been issuing warnings on rising river flows, fed by days of rain. The latest Snoqualmie River readings show the river volume at 11,533 cubic feet per second (CFS) at Snoqualmie Falls, at about 10 and a half feet in height, rising about 500 CFS an hour.
- 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.
- 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 3:16PM
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.
- 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 3:00PM updated Mar 6, 2014 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.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:41AM
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Carnation with dinner and a pint, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Sno-Valley Tilth’s second annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash. Tilth is partnering with the Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, this year for a bigger and better bash.
- 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 6, 2014 at 11:40AM
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing our clocls during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less (per Wikipedia). The United States started it in 1918.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:42AM
North Bend will have a new police department when midnight strikes on the night of Friday, March 7. Under contract with the city of North Bend, the city of Snoqualmie Police Department has hired additional police officers to provide law enforcement services for the City of North Bend as of March 8.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 11:44AM
A lockdown of all Snoqualmie and North Bend Schools ended just before 10 a.m. Thursday, when police apprehended a man who'd threatened to kill people at "Snoqualmie High School." No one was hurt in the incident, which began at 6:43 a.m. when the subject called 911 to issue his threats.
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