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Catapults for science! Twin Falls sixth graders step up to the launch pad for science challenge

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 4:22PM

“From a teacher’s perspective, I’m always amazed at the vast variety of catapult designs I receive,” says Kyle Wallace, sixth grade science and math teacher at Twin Fall Middle School in North Bend. Last month, Wallace saw his students demonstrate their knowledge, putting the scientific method to use when they made working catapults for a school assignment.

Wildcat wrestlers pile on the pins against Sammamish

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Dec 23, 2013 at 12:29PM

Mount Si wrestlers beat Sammamish, 54-18, on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Winning with pins were Henry Foster at 113 pounds, Eli Clure at 126, Jack Hamerly at 132, Mason Marenco at 138, Gunnar Harrison at 142, Cameron McLain at 195, and Andrew Harris at 220.

Like no other: Mount Si 2014 grads celebrate new beginnings | Photo Gallery

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 10:34AM

If senior speeches are anything to go by, then the 344 graduates of Mount Si High School’s Class of 2014, have a pretty good sense of who they are. They recognize the irony of sitting down in the morning to a breakfast their mothers made for them, on the day they “officially” enter adulthood, and they see the world of possibilities ahead of them, thanks to those who came before them.

Horse fair, play day help Fall City's Warrior Family Retreats

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:14PM

The Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center in Fall City hosts a Summer Horse Fair and Play Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at its arena. The event benefits the center's Family Fund-sponsored Warrior Family Retreats and its scholarship fund.

Mount Si Senior Center, Hopelink get rolling with retired county vans

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:17PM

Three community organizations in Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s district were approved recently to receive a retired King County Metro van. Locally, the Mount Si Senior Center and Hopelink each got a van, as did the Boys and Girls Club of Redmond/Sammamish. Late last month, the County Council unanimously approved the transfer of retired Metro vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.

Upping their game: Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business creating growth, opportunity for sixth year

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:19PM

It’s a new year for Snoqualmie Valley Women In Business, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for collaboration, networking, personal growth and community leadership for local business women. Now in its sixth year, Women in Business has adopted the theme of “Up Your Game” for the year, and continues to fine-tune its offerings to meet the needs of nearly 100 members, like the networking exercise that’s been added to each meeting, or the social event and accessory swap planned for June 17 at Glass & Bottle on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Out of the Past: Mayor breaks tie on Si View development; Cars keep crashing at Maskrod's Corner

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:20PM

Thursday, June 22, 1989: The locally infamous Maskrod’s Corner (State Route 202 at Meadowbrook) was the scene of two more auto accidents. On June 12, a North Bend motorist failed to yield and struck a motorcyclist. A day later, a driver did the same, striking another car and sending a woman to the hospital with injured ribs.

Carnation’s anti-festival: Back for second year, ‘Timber!’ concert defies description

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 4:22PM

Giant neighborhood campout, or rockin’ outdoor music festival, either description of “Timber!”, returning to Carnation next month, works, but it doesn’t quite cover the level of comfort that is the goal of its organizers. “We just want to put on great parties that we, ourselves, have fun at,” said Kevin Sur of Artist Home, which created and hosts Timber.

Snoqualmie Casino changes ticket vendor for summer shows

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 2:50PM

Just in time for its popular summer concert season, Snoqualmie Casino has changed ticketing providers. The new provider, TicketForce, offers a solution that reduces ticketing fees and streamlines the ticketing process.

Valley libraries offer fitness ideas for new year

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 3:05PM

If you’re resolved to begin the New Year with a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your local King County libraries in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City and Carnation. Find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness.

Top Snoqualmie holiday light homes named after contest

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 3:13PM

See the official winners of the Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest, named last week. The city put on its first contest to encourage the community to beautify homes, businesses, and neighborhoods during the holiday season. In first place is the home of Brent and Tracy Bush, at 36325 S.E. Woody Creek Ln.

Wildcat Classic youth basketball tourney returns Jan. 17

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 3:16PM

The Mount Si High School girls basketball team hosts its Wildcat Classic youth basketball tournament for players in fourth through eighth grades, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17 to 19, at four Valley venues: the high school, freshman campus (Former Snoqualmie Middle School), Chief Kanim and Twin Falls Middle Schools.

Wonder of winter wildlife at Cedar River Watershed fun day

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 3:16PM

Join Seattle Public Utilities for a fun-filled day of discovering wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed near North Bend, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Discover what kinds of wildlife live, and migrate through Seattle’s largest protected watershed, through hands-on activities, crafts, presentations, and nature walks.

Letters | Outgoing councilwoman Maria Henriksen's accomplishments involved whole community of Snoqualmie

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 3:21PM

As I bring my time on the Snoqualmie City Council to a close, I want to thank the citizens for your trust and the opportunity to serve you over the past 10 years. The choice to step down was not easy, but I am pleased with what we have accomplished together.

Cannabis in the county: King council OKs rules for marijuana sales, growing

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 3:26PM

The Metropolitan King County Council last week adopted legislation that changes King County building codes and development regulations, allowing for recreational marijuana businesses.

No houses for Tall Chiefs: County plans to return former golf course property to farming

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:39PM

A proposed 18-home development near Fall City was stopped recently, by the sale of the 191-acre site. King County recently purchased the 191-acre former Tall Chiefs Golf Course, and intends to restore much of the land to the county's Agricultural Production District.

The spirit of Christmas: North Bend girl Julia Navidi sets and meets big charity gift goal

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:48PM

Last Thanksgiving, around the time most kids start dreaming about owning the latest iPad or epic roller skates, 11-year-old Julia Navidi of North Bend, started dreaming about packing shoeboxes filled with gifts for other children her age.

North Bend's Peyton McCulley joins Congressman Dave Reichert’s youth board

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:30PM

After a rigorous selection process, Peyton McCulley, a 17-year-old North Bend student and senior at Mount Si High School, was selected in November as a member of Congressman Dave Reichert’s 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board. She is the only Valley representative on the 23-student board, which was first formed in 2011 to get input from young men and women and future leaders.

Things you can do to make a better Valley—today

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:26PM

The holidays are a time to come together and do good to your loved ones, friends and neighbors. So, with the spirit of community in mind, I’d like to offer the following ways you can do good for the people around you, now. Deadlines may apply, so get your do-gooding done before the new year begins and it’s back to business as usual.

Asking the right questions: Chamber President wants to hear from local businesses

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:30AM

Throughout much of her career, Peggy McNamara has had the answers, or at least known where to find them. She has been a corporate director of education, a real estate agent and “kind of a clean-up girl” brought in to restructure struggling offices. She teaches online classes on real estate, and in the past year, she finished a major reorganization of the Acres of Diamonds women’s shelter in Duvall. In her newest volunteer role, though, McNamara has none of the answers, “but lots of questions,” she says.

Growing young readers: Meet Snoqualmie Children’s Librarian Jenifer Loomis

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM

Jenifer Loomis comes over with a pile of children’s books in her arms. Monkeys, rabbits, bears, awkward kids and cartoon superheroes gaze out from the colorful covers. These aren’t old classics, either, these are the latest hot children’s books. And Loomis, as the Snoqualmie Library’s Children’s Librarian, is making sure kids and parents know all about them. “Grown-ups just need to check out the kids’ section,” she says. “If you haven’t looked at what there is, you’re missing out.”

Counteract the ‘Summer Learning Slide’ at Snoqualmie library

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:32AM

Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun. Young Valley readers can build robots, do hands-on science projects, learn magic, create puppets and read during the summer program.

Snoqualmie Rep. Jay Rodne to host telephone town hall June 25

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:33AM

Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, invites constituents of the 5th Legislative District to take part in an hour-long telephone town hall 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Residents can participate by calling, toll-free, 1-800-773-9429 shortly before the town hall begins. At any time during the call, listeners can get in the queue to ask a question by pressing the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.

Sweet life: Catch up with Sharon Nikko, co-owner of Snoqualmie’s venerable Candy Factory

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:37AM

The question wasn’t meant as a joke, but Sharon Nikko couldn’t stop laughing after being asked how her employees like working at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory. “I don’t know, we’ll have to ask!” she finally said, still chuckling, then she called out, “Hey, Barb! She’s asking me if my employees enjoy working here!” Barb McClain an employee of 16 years, gave her employer an exasperated smile and said, “That’s a silly question!”

Instant connection: North Bend businesswoman Bev Jorgensen helps Relay for Life, makes her own mail-order path

  • Jun 23, 2014 at 9:40AM

Always bring a box of tissues to the Relay for Life committee meeting, says Bev Jorgensen, half-jokingly. There’s often a few tears and a lot of stories to share. Jorgensen, a 27-year North Bend resident, a local businesswoman and chairwoman of the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, knows the bittersweet nature of her chosen cause. Thanks to Relay, she frequently makes an instant connection with people.

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