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- May 24, 2013 at 3:27PM
When Bellevue College student Kyle Whitney and his basketball team take the court this week in a tournament featuring top teams from around the country in Louisville, Ky., he will realize a lifelong dream. An athlete for most of his life, including his prep days at Mount Si High School, Whitney always saw himself on the biggest stages competitive athletics had to offer. But he never could have imagined how he would get there, or what it would look like when he did.
- May 24, 2013 at 3:22PM
The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday train run on Monday, May 27. To commemorate the holiday, the museum will offer $5 roundtrip train fare Saturday, Sunday and Monday, to members of the military and their family members, with current military ID.
- May 28, 2013 at 11:54AM
It was not at all surprising to see Mary Miller form the group at her recent “Heart of the Valley” photo session into a giant peace sign. After all, Mary’s style is all about a laid-back love of all things Snoqualmie Valley. As I approached the crowd on the field, it was clear this this May 19 event was bigger than Mary’s first venture in 2012, despite the iffy weather.
- May 28, 2013 at 3:01PM
Fans of quiz shows like "Jeopardy," take note: Mount Si High School's Knowledge Bowl team takes part Thursday, May 30, in the "Battle of the Ages." The student team goes up against three Advanced Placement teachers and an Honors teacher at 2:30 p.m. at the high school; tickets are $2.
- May 28, 2013 at 2:54PM
Learning soccer the Wildcat way means taking on the game in a way that’s captivating and fun. Teaching that method, four-day 2013 Wildcat Attack camps return starting June 18, for boys and girls ages 5 to 13. Cost is $95, with a price break for additional family members. Sessions focus on beginning and advanced technical and tactical aspects. Players will be challenged to improve the skills needed to compete at the higher levels of youth soccer.
- May 28, 2013 at 3:04PM
Mount Si High School’s soccer team had plenty of honors on the Kingco 3A/2A all-league list. Senior Alex Censullo is conference most valuable player. Censullo, who made 13 goals and 11 assists in the season, was a powerhouse for the Wildcats with fellow first-team member Kody Clearman. A senior, Clearman racked up 12 goals and 13 assists. Also on first team was junior Aaron Baumgardner, who had five goals and four assists.
- May 28, 2013 at 3:05PM
Before Snoqualmie Valley School District can put another capital bond on the ballot, either for a new elementary school or a high school remodel, the school board wants to hear from the residents. Community input is being gathered through a series of focus group meetings arranged by district staff. In the focus group meetings, residents are asked their opinions on various proposals the board is considering for a rebuild of Mount Si High School and other bond options the board has discussed, such as a replacement middle school for Snoqualmie Middle School, which will be taken over by the high school this fall, or the construction of a new elementary and middle school.
- May 28, 2013 at 3:06PM
Every Mount Si High School senior has been personally asked, by letter, to celebrate the end of high school safely. The letters, by fifth grade students throughout the district, asked the older students to not drink and drive, and to not ride with anyone who’d been drinking. It’s an annual tradition at Mount Si, and one that has enthusiastic support from the ASB members. This year a group of about 10 students read through more than 500 letters to choose the best one from each school for a special end-of-year honor, a day of limo rides and games for the writer.
- May 28, 2013 at 3:27PM
It’s not just about you. That message, delivered as part of “Think and Drive” week at Mount Si High School was clear, even through the comedy of an impaired driver demonstration on the football field. Students in the bleachers laughed as their classmates and a teacher tried to drive a golf cart through a cone-marked course on the field while texting on their phones or wearing vision-impairing goggles Thursday, May 16. They also couldn’t help noticing another group of students lined up on the field, and quietly sitting down, one for each cone the drivers hit during their trials.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:41AM
No matter what you want to plant – salad makings, welcoming front porch plants or a screen for your patio, you can plant some version of it in a container. All you need is an appropriate container and some soil. A successful container garden starts with good potting soil, complete with ample nutrients and good drainage. Certain materials will affect fertility and have an impact on drainage, so start with a soil that is labeled potting soil; if it has compost in it, even better. Then you'll need some slow-release fertilizer.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:40AM
Fall City Boy Scout Troop 425’s Pancake Breakfast is 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lodge, 8200 Railroad Ave. Join Scout families for a hearty breakfast and help send the boys to camp this summer.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:43AM
The Ridge Valley VBC U12 team won the Puget Sound Regional Volleyball Championship in the U12 Silver Championship Bracket on Sunday, April 28.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:42AM
Valley student Nichole Carlson will attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs next fall. Carlson lives in Duvall with her parents, Calvin and Robin Carlson, and her younger sister Ashley Carlson. She was interviewed by U.S. Representative Dave Reichert‘s panel of the 8th Congressional District and given a nomination to the Air Force Academy. Carlson was offered an appointment in January and accepted the appointment.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:44AM
The ninth Bike Safety Rodeo in memory of Snoqualmie boy Tanner Jeans is back this weekend. The rodeo, hosted by Snoqualmie Police, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Snoqualmie Ridge Community Park. The event starts with a children’s parade at 10:45 a.m., starting from the park. The safety rodeo is the highlight of a more low-key year for the Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation, which formed a decade ago as a reaction to the accidental death of Tanner Jeans, 7, of Snoqualmie.
- May 29, 2013 at 10:46AM
Veterans are the focus, but everyone, especially families with children, are invited to an old-fashioned community celebration of military men and women this Sunday. The tribute, complete with food and drink, displays of old military weapons and vehicles, and flag ceremonies, runs from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at Carnation’s American Legion Hall. “We want to honor those who served between 1955 and 1974,” said event organizer and Post 199 first vice-commander Marty Schencke, adding that those years “correspond to the Vietnam era… the next group is post-Vietnam, Cold War, up to about ‘95 and Desert Storm.”
- May 29, 2013 at 4:54PM
Lee Scheeler rang the bell 70 times, once for each name on the stone block next to him. The remembrance, for men and women of the Valley who gave their lives in service to their country, was the centerpiece of a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27, in Snoqualmie that involved boys and girls, parents, old veterans and current service people alike.
Need a pet? County animal shelter waiving fees for first hundred visitors Saturday in Rachel Ray Challenge
- May 30, 2013 at 9:25AM
Regional Animal Services of King County is kicking off its participation in the national ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge this Saturday, June 1 with a special pet adoption event. Adoption fees will be waived for the first 100 people to adopt a cat or dog starting at noon this Saturday. If you’ve been considering pet adoption, now is the time to visit the King County Pet Adoption Center at 21615 64th Ave. S.E. in Kent.
Out of the past: Snoqualmie River is polluted, police chief in dangerous car chase, Ridge plans show new city
- May 30, 2013 at 9:54AM
Stories from the Valley Record, from 25 and 50 years ago Thursday, May 26, 1988 • Formal documents on the “Snoqualmie Ridge” project were released last week, a year and a half after the Weyerhauser Real Estate Co. announced its plans to build what easily looks like a new city on the plateau between Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City.
- May 30, 2013 at 9:48AM
Heather Gillette of North Bend is the newly elected Washington State PTA (WSPTA) President. She starts her two-year term on Saturday, June 1. The election took place during WSPTA’s 100th Annual Convention held in Bellevue earlier this month. As president, Gillette will preside at all WSPTA Board and general meetings; and serve as spokesperson for the nearly 140,000 member association
- May 30, 2013 at 9:52AM
Too often, volunteer efforts of engaged Valley citizens remain unseen or forgotten. Snoqualmie Valley Community Network’s upcoming Rise and Shine Breakfast is an occasion to recognize the generosity of many eligible volunteers. On Tuesday, June 4, more than 25 Rise & Shine Awards will be given out to individuals and groups of volunteers during a celebration of their efforts, starting at 7 a.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. All are welcome to attend.
- May 30, 2013 at 10:25AM
Cindy Walker refers to it as “the fun stuff.” It’s the prom date requests on the marquee. It’s the weeklong ski film festivals, student film nights, the benefits for everyone from Relay for Life to the Mount Si wrestling team. There are countless ways for a small movie house to make a difference, and “I get to choose” what to do, says Walker. After she and husband Jim bought the North Bend Theatre seven years ago, one thing that surprised them was how much fun they could have running this 250-seat cinema, one of about 20 legacy movie houses still running in Washington state.
- May 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated May 31, 2013 at 12:00PM
Berkeley Repp of Snoqualmie, son of Douglas and Jeri of Snoquamie, died Saturday, May 25. He was 17. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church in Fall City.
- May 31, 2013 at 12:56PM
Blake Herman, a six-foot-one, 210-pound starting defensive end and offensive guard for the Wildcats last season, is on board for college play. Herman committed to play for Wheaton Thunder this coming fall. Wheaton College is a perennial Midwest Division-3 powerhouse known for their academics. Off the gridiron, Herman intends to concentrate on mathematics.
- May 31, 2013 at 12:57PM
Every minute, there are a million single-use plastic bags used in the United States. This is a staggering and alarming statistic, especially considering that many of these bags end up in the landfill or, even worse, in the bellies of whales or turtles or around sea birds’ necks. Just last year, a gray whale in Puget Sound was found dead with 20 plastic bags in its stomach. This animal was very lethargic many days before it washed ashore and may have been starving to death because of intestinal blockage from plastic.
- May 31, 2013 at 1:01PM
Four-year-old Ethan Wilhelm of Snoqualmie got the thrill of his young life last month when he got to eat lunch with Snoqualmie Police Sgt. Chris Todd. Ethan, who, mom Jodi Wilhelm says, is "mesmerized by police officers," was at the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory for lunch with his family, when he met Sgt. Todd. He confidently approached the officer and asked to join him, then hurried to grab his burger. He joined the sergeant in a 25-minute conversation that encompassed video games, police cars and how to catch the bad guys.
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