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- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:14PM
Back for a second year, the North Bend Blues Walk expands to 16 venues, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 26, in downtown North Bend. All venues are family-friendly and all ages, except for the Pour House, which is 21 and over.
- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM
Seniors at Mount Si High School can sign up to spend one last evening celebrating with their classmates on Friday, June 13, following commencement exercises. The grad night party includes food, entertainment, prizes and transportation, and lasts all night, visiting a series of secret venues. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:01PM
It is with much gratitude and an overwhelmed heart that we proudly share our 60-day milestone since beginning efforts toward opening the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We are overcome and touched by this incredible community and how everyone has pulled together to make it happen. The Upper Valley has once again demonstrated that we care about each other and we take care of our own.
- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM
Spring is in the air! The budding trees, bright yellow daffodils and pollen dust on cars are obvious signs that allergy season is here. For children, who are generally outside more than adults, allergy season can be especially miserable. Allergies can start in children as early as three years old, and in rare cases, earlier. If your child suffers the same symptoms around the same time each year, they most likely have allergies.
- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:01PM
The other day, I was reading about a planned visit by President Obama to the mudslide-devastated community of Oso, when I happened to scroll to the bottom of the page to read the comments. I’ve long been skeptical of most of the public comments and ‘facts’ I read on Web pages and social media, but this felt like a new low. From the very first comment, it was bickering, name calling, partisan fighting and point-scoring. Regardless of party, the fact that the leader of the nation is coming to pay respect and attention to this tragedy is noteworthy. The only dialogue we can have on this is a toxic one?
- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Apr 22, 2014 at 5:08PM
Police activity at nearby Lake Marcel has prompted a modified lockdown at Stillwater Elementary School this morning, Monday, April 21. The lockdown was implemented out of an abundance of caution, said a King County Sheriff's spokesperson, but there was no threat at the school. Deputies were responding to a domestic violence incident in a nearby home.
- Apr 21, 2014 at 12:11PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Find lots of garden plants, decorative urns, craft items, homemade bakery goods and more. The popular garden cart raffle will be available. Sale proceeds go to a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Mount Si senior pursuing a degree in the medical field.
- Apr 22, 2014 at 9:46AM
Today is the last day for voters to mark and return their ballots in King County. Most voters have only one issue to decide on, King County's Proposition 1 for 10-year increases in sales and use tax and car tab fees. Lake Washington School District also has a bond measure on the ballot.
- Apr 22, 2014 at 4:51PM
Mount Si High School senior Rachel Mallasch is one of 10 finalists in the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, a national competition that could win her up to $15,000. The challenge called on teens to create short videos to inspire their friends to make safer decisions behind the wheel, and voting is on now.
- Apr 22, 2014 at 4:46PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network’s Be the Change youth leadership conference is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. Over the last seven years, the leadership conference has evolved into a place for local teens to be inspired about making a difference. Youth voice and leadership are important. The conference is about hearing those voices and expanding that leadership.
- Apr 22, 2014 at 5:10PM
Every year, thousands of hikers, kayakers, anglers, bikers and campers visit the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. They come for the recreation, and for the remote beauty of a wilderness so close to home, about 30 miles from Seattle. Also every year, and some would argue because of those users, the narrow, winding road into and out of the popular destination develops more ruts and potholes, the trails get worn down and the riverbanks are peppered with bootleg trails, campsites and even toilets.
- Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 23, 2014 at 3:28PM
“Chocolate’s better than money.” That’s what 6-year-old Iris, a young egg hunter at the Moose Lodge’s annual Easter hunt at Si View Park, told mom Brissa. She had discovered that some of the eggs found by children contained cash. But money’s not candy.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 11:10AM
The Snoqualmie Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Snoqualmie Fire Department, 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway. There will be a free and anonymous drive-thru drop-off in the parking lot. Take this opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The disposal of these drugs is free and anonymous.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 11:20AM
King County's Prop. 1, which would have upped sales taxes by a tenth of a percent, and also upped car tab fees by $60, is not doing so hot following yesterday's election. The money would have been split, 60/40, between Metro Transit buses and road maintenance for the county and local cities
- Apr 23, 2014 at 2:43PM
Tennis is not a mean sport. So says doubles player Amber Caudle, who took to the court with partner Emily Schwabe and was perfectly polite, even as the duo beat their Sammamish Totem opponents in two sets. “You can play competitively and still be nice,” Caudle said afterward. There’s certainly no reason for chips on shoulders this season, one of the best that Mount Si’s girls tennis squad has ever had.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11PM
Mount Si High School's Festival of the Arts returns this week. The festival, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the high school library and in the Wildcat Court, is open to all students, not just those focused on art.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 2:06PM
A funeral mass for Arlene D. Connor, 92, of North Bend, is 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Snoqualmie. A reception will follow at the church with a committal service at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.
Showtime in the garden: Season’s changes on display at North Bend’s Nursery at Mount Si | Photo Gallery
- Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27PM
With spring in full swing, color comes quickly to the grounds of North Bend’s Nursery at Mount Si. So staff are hard at work to keep the plants, and the knowledge, growing and spreading to customers. “It’s showtime in the garden business,” says owner Nels Melgaard, who’s at the center of the activity.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 2:10PM
The old house sitting on skids at North Bend’s wastewater treatment plant is finally, and once again, slated for demolition. Empty since 2010, the house was spared from two earlier dates with destruction, once by relocation, and once by court intervention. However, earlier this month, King Superior Court Judge Dean Lum reversed his 2012 granting of an injunction to stop the demolition, and North Bend officials immediately renewed their plans to destroy the house.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 2:14PM
More than 90 middle school students from 35 area schools competed Saturday, April 19, in the You Be the Chemist Challenge at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. The event, created by the Chemical Educational Foundation, is designed to introduce students to the central role science and chemistry play in daily life, and to make chemistry fun.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 2:01PM
Following a suspicious, but uneventful incident near a school bus stop in North Bend on Wednesday morning, April 23, North Bend Elementary School staff are reminding parents to talk with their children about stranger danger and personal safety. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Healy Avenue in North Bend, near the old Si View area. Two students, walking to their bus stop, told their bus driver that one of the people sitting in a parked white SUV had gestured for them to approach the car.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 3:41PM
The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch will host a free hands-on workshop, "Companion Plants and Plant Allies," 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Enhance the beauty and productivity of your garden by grouping plant friends together, and including flowers and herbs to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Plant a hedgerow of annual flowers and herbs. Any extra plant starts will be shared with workshop participants.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 3:52PM
Thursday, April 20, 1989: The Weyerhaeuser Company intends to clearcut most of its timber on the east slope of Rattlesnake Ridge over the next 17 years. The company met with 20 community leaders Monday to discuss logging plans.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 12:18PM
First they felt it. Then they heard it. Many thought it was an earthquake. The explosion that rocked North Bend was centered on the former Pizza Place restaurant, closed for years but now under remodel, at the 500 block of East North Bend Way. The boom, at about 3:30 Friday morning, April 25, caused massive damage, shattered windows and mangled doors on nearby building, and injured at least one resident of the Red Oak Residence, two doors down, past Les Schwab Tire and a stand of trees.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 1:38PM
Clean-up efforts are already underway in North Bend, following the explosion that leveled a long-closed pizza parlor on North Bend Way. On Friday morning, locals walked along police-tape barriers to witness the damage and debris, which affected homes and businesses for blocks around.
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