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- Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM
A chimney fire in an art room kiln at Mount Si High School caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the ventilation system and roof area surrounding it. The incident occurred just after noon on Thursday, March 20. The Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at the school and a 911 call. Snoqualmie police notified fire fighters that there was smoke in part of the school. Units were dispatched from Fall City and Eastside Fire & Rescue. Firefighters arrived on scene in just over six minutes.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:22PM
On two Saturdays, March 22 and 29, Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers will head to the Tolt River near Carnation to pull Scotch broom and blackberry bushes in preparation for a future tree planting. The 3.5-acre restoration project site is owned by Girl Scouts Camp River Ranch and Remlinger Farms.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:04PM
Cascade Covenant Church hosts a benefit concert for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and the Fall City Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23. This concert will feature Breath of Aire, a Pacific Northwest Choir whose roster draws from all over the state of Washington. The goal of Breath of Aire is to bring great joy to their audiences with a fresh approach to choral music.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:59PM
The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 24, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations. If you have rotary cutters and cutting mats, please bring them.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:23PM
Raven Jazz Night is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Twin Falls Middle School, 46910 SE Middle Fork Rd North Bend. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, dessert auction and raffle, and a show by the Twin Falls Middle School Jazz I and Jazz II Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:03PM
North Bend paid $1,200 to install the first radar system in the town’s one police car. Arrests for speeding increased after officers tried out a trial set.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:11PM
As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington state, creating a new set of challenges for communities, law enforcement and families. The Mount Si High School PTSA and Snoqualmie Valley Community Network co-host a discussion on the law change, with input from law enforcement, drug intervention experts and local teens.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:06PM
Discipline issues are down, so are failing grades. Club participation is up among Snoqualmie Valley School district’s newest high school students, and that, say Freshman Campus staff, shows just how secure the Class of 2017 feels in their first year of high school. “These kids really have come together,” says Jenny Foster, a teacher at both Mount Si High School and the new Freshman Campus, in a presentation to the Snoqualmie Valley School District Feb. 27. “They are just tighter. They work well together. It’s age appropriate.”
North Bend road rage incident leads to man to chase driver with a 2X4 | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:15PM
On March 11, a caller in North Bend told Snoqualmie Police that a man was threatening him with a 2x4. The caller said the man was in a vehicle behind him as he drove into the storage business. He'd gotten very angry when the caller stopped his vehicle just inside the security gate of the business, forcing the follower to enter his code. When the man got inside, he took out a 2x4 and started chasing the caller, threatening him with it. The caller said he'd outrun the man so far, but didn't know where he was.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 3:05PM
They call it a prom, but drop your preconceptions about high school, limos, and dresses, because this prom is for everyone. No need for dresses, or even dates for that matter, say organizers Patti Inge and Pastor Stephen Haddan “Just make sure you come,” said Inge.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Mar 25, 2014 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.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:29AM
Cedarcrest High School's spring sports schedule include baseball, fastpitch, track and field, boys soccer and golf
- 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 9:35AM
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 9:48AM
“I want to rock it!” That’s what Caitlyn Maralack, Mount Si girls golfer, has in mind for this year. Maralack is one of the more talented girls to come through the program. She went to state as a freshman last year and took 11th. A golfer since age 8, Maralack knows she can improve on that score.
- 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?
- 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.
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 9:34AM
The Mount Si boys soccer team is young this year, but has experience where it needs it. Among those with the most varsity time under their belts is center-midfielder Aaron Baumgardner, a multi-year starter who is Pacific Lutheran University-bound. A defensive player on his club team, Baumgardner does it all and expects to get up top.
- 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.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:59PM
It's not a new drug, and it's not illegal, but Coricidin HBP is the subject of school officials' recent warnings to parents. According to a Feb. 11 announcement from Cedarcrest High School in the Riverview School District, three students had an adverse reaction to the then-unknown drug, after consuming it in a manner different from manufacturer's directions. Emergency services were called to treat the students, whose symptoms included nausea, dilated pupils, agitation and feeling extremely warm.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:24PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners appointed Ryan Roberts to fill its open commissioner seat in a 3 to 1 vote at the March 20 special meeting. Commissioners Joan Young, Dave Speikers and Dariel Norris voted for Roberts. Gene Pollard was opposed.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 4:02PM
The question of why never comes up in conversations with the Valley’s top volunteers. The reasons they work so hard, on Relay for Life, on Fall City Days, on the Festival at Mount Si and on preserving local organizations and activities, is simple, obvious even: It’s what you do when you live in a community.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:57PM
A beaming Bruce Corrie was cheered off the field by teammates after making the key save at the net for Mount Si’s boys soccer team. With seconds left in the contest with 4A Bothell, it was all down to Corrie, the Wildcats’ junior goalkeeper, to prevent the tie. Facing him, Bothell was about to take a penalty kick.
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