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Out of the Past | Another hydro dam sought on Snoqualmie River's North Fork, this time by a Bellevue company
- Sep 4, 2014 at 3:39PM
1989: A dam, tunnel, penstocks and lines are again being sought on the North Fork Snoqualmie River. This time, it’s Pacific Hydro of Bellevue that’s proposing the project in a wild area northeast of Ernie’s Grove.
- Sep 4, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Sep 5, 2014 at 8:59AM
Suzanne Perkins laughs and admits she’s not exactly ready for her fifth Bike MS ride. When the North Bend mom hits the pedals this Saturday and Sunday, taking part in the bicycle trek and fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, she doesn’t plan to ride far.
- Sep 5, 2014 at 2:21PM
Each month, the average family of four in King County throws out about 25 percent of the food and drinks they buy, because they bought too much, didn’t store it properly or didn’t eat it in time. That adds up to nearly 400 pounds of food.
- Sep 5, 2014 at 2:22PM
Last week saw the opening of the new Visitor Information Center and Mountain View Gallery on Bendigo Boulevard in North Bend. The project is the result of a yearlong partnership between the city of North Bend, BrookWater Advisors and the North Bend Downtown Foundation.
- Sep 5, 2014 at 2:22PM
A free self-defense course for Snoqualmie women starts Tuesday, Sept. 9. The RAD Systems class (http://rad-systems.com), teaches defensive concepts and techniques.
- Sep 5, 2014 at 2:32PM
North Bend’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a city zoning change requiring larger residential lot sizes, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the North Bend City Hall conference room. The hearing follows an Aug. 19 hearing on the same subject at the North Bend City Council, and will inform the planning commission’s future recommendations regarding residential zoning in the city.
- Sep 5, 2014 at 2:43PM
Setting up camp: On Saturday, Aug. 23, a caller told police that someone was building a structure, about 100 feet into a greenbelt, in the 34000 block of Southeast Burke Street, Snoqualmie. The caller heard them using a chainsaw, too. Police investigated and found the beginnings of a sophisticated treehouse at the vacated site. They removed the bucket of tools on site, and left a business card for the occupants, then contacted the city's Public Works department to dismantle the structure.
- Sep 5, 2014 at 2:31PM
Mount Si Lutheran Church in North Bend takes part in a community outreach event, “God’s Work, Our Hands,” on Sunday, Sept. 7. Thousands of churches across the United States and in the Caribbean region are joining in a day of restoring and reconciling communities. Participants will be wearing yellow t-shirts for recognition of community involvement.
- Mar 10, 2014 at 9:08AM
Snoqualmie/North Bend police and a Major Crimes Task Force detective are looking into a stabbing and sexual assault that happened late Sunday in North Bend. Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, March 9, police responded to a 911 call from a business on the 400 block of Mount Si Boulevard in North Bend.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:44PM
Traditional Andean musical group, Quichua Mashis, gives a concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St. There is a $5 suggested donation. The concert is presented in partnership with the Duvall Cultural Commission and the Ethnic Heritage Council.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:42PM
Kathy Griffin, a two-time Emmy winner, bestselling author and four-time Grammy nominee, gives a show, 10 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Snoqualmie Casino ballroom. Tickets range from $30 to $85. Learn more at snocasino.com/events/2014-kathygriffin. An 8 p.m. show is already sold out.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:27PM
Join your preschooler in exploring the world of a salmon, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W Sunset Way. Friends of the Issaquah offers this fun hands-on program monthly in the spring. It includes a slide show about salmon and acting out the life cycle, a tour of the hatchery and feeding the fish, station time with a water-play station, microscope, smelling game, craft activities, and story time. Takes place in the Watershed Science Center at the hatchery. Registration required.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:45PM
The theme is “Trees Belong in Cities,” in Snoqualmie’s annual Arbor Day poster contest for students in fourth and fifth grade. Poster creators should submit original artwork to the city of Snoqualmie by Friday, April 4. Contest details, requirements, and submission information are posted on the city website in the Events & Activities section. To learn more, call (425) 831-5784
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:48PM
The city of Snoqualmie has been declared the ninth safest city out of 50 of Washington’s safest cities by the Safewise home security company. Snoqualmie’s ranking was determined using an FBI crime report in combination with the city of Snoqualmie 2013 Snoqualmie Police Services Survey, which cited that 96 percent of residents feel safe or very safe living in Snoqualmie. A few other local cities that ranked high on the list include Duvall and Sammamish.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:28PM
To enhance babysitters’ life and employment skills, Encompass offers a one-day workshop specifically geared for the terminology and situations of teenagers. This CPR workshop will provide participants with a wallet card with two-year certification (same as an adult) as trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students will also receive a first-aid workbook.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 2:47PM
The sixth annual St. Patty’s Day Run is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, on Snoqualmie Ridge. The chip-timed five-kilometer run and one-kilometer children’s race take place on the streets and paved trails of the Ridge. Registration is online at www.runsnoqualmie.com. Runners and walkers are welcome.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 3:00PM
The Tears Foundation and SAVE (Stop Abuse and Violence Everywhere), working with Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, King County Sheriff's Office and Eastside Fire and Rescue, have organized a memorial service for Kimball Doe, the baby girl who was found dead near North Bend on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The local service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, Interment is planned for later at afternoon at the Bonny Watson Angel of Hope Monument, 16445 International Boulevard, at SeaTac.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:04PM
The King County Flood Warning Center closed on Tuesday morning, March 11, after more than two days of around-the-clock operation to monitor flood flows on several rivers. Flows on the Snoqualmie had risen to low-level flooding in the Lower Valley, The flood crested Sunday at about 29,000 cubic feet per second at Snoqualmie Falls, three feet above flood stage, according to Floodzilla. In Carnation, the flood reached 29,390 feet at midnight on Monday, with several low-lying roads flooding over and closing. Flood levels were dropping today.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:52PM
More people want to be on the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s board of commissioners now, than ever before. Finance professionals, business owners, veterans, and one former Valley nurse among them, seven applicants for King County Public Hospital District’s open Position 3 seat aired their ambitions Thursday night, March 6, in open interviews with the board. That is more interest than commission president Joan Young has ever seen for the organization, which has begun construction of a new campus on Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 4:41PM
Encompass, which recently won the 2014 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award for “Most Loved Summer Camps” in Snoqualmie Valley, will offer 43 week-long half-day camps between June 23 and August 15. The camps will cover a wide range of interests for children ages 2 to 10 years old and registration opens March 25. The variety of camps offered is reflected in the camp names, from “Mini Monets”, “LEGO Mayhem”, “Space Explorers”, “Cooking with Disney”, “Rescue 911”, “Broadway Bound”, “Under the Sea” and “Mythbusters.” The camps cover a wide selection of activities that are sure to spark excitement and wonder in children.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM
Rotarians, their off-from-school children, and volunteers with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank formed a human chain to hustle inside 2,000 pounds of food on Friday, Jan. 21. The Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club used $5,000 from the 2013 Rotary Golf Tournament to purchase a truckload of goods from Costco, which is being used to fill the recently opened food bank’s coffers.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank’s 501(c)3 tax exempt status application has been filed, and is being processed. Thanks are due the many volunteers who have worked hard to open the doors of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank every week. Special thanks should go to Krista Holmberg and Heidi Dukich, who are spending endless hours, without pay so far, reorganizing operations and soliciting funds supporting the food bank.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 9:00AM
As much a reunion as a farewell party, the open house at North Bend’s now-closed police substation brought together more than 40 deputies and about that many community members Thursday, Feb. 27. Visitors swapped stories of policing and pranks, deputies traded jabs about who did all the work, and everyone expressed their thanks and how much the officers would be missed. Roger Connelly, one of North Bend’s last city cops and one of the first to serve here with the county, broke out his old KCSO jacket for the occasion.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 10:00AM
The campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area reached a milestone recently with more than 1,000 people signing the petition. Twenty years of conservation have led to protected wilderness, working farms and forests, extensive outdoor recreation, and prime wildlife habitat, all on the doorstep of the 15th largest metropolitan area in the nation. Now it is time to conserve the Greenway for future generations.
- Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00PM
Dave Battey uses historic photographs from the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society to weave a PowerPoint presented history of the city of Snoqualmie from the ice age through the 1950’s, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Snoqualmie Y. Cataclysmic beginnings, Native Americans, early settlers, the growth of logging and agriculture, the coming of the railroads - and much more.
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