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Wildcat Workers spruce up Valley for football funds

  • Aug 29, 2013 at 10:32AM

Lawns got mowed, fences fixed and weeds felled this summer by the strong arms of Wildcat football players—all part of the Wildcat Worker program. About 30 players took part this summer, from incoming freshmen to seniors, mostly football players, but a few soccer players also joined in. Wildcat Workers was started to take financial pressure of sports off families. It’s become a win-win for the athletes, their team and local homeowners, says Worker parent Kathy Hyland.

Hiker falls 150 feet to his death off Rattlesnake Ridge

  • Aug 29, 2013 at 4:41PM

A man fell to his death Thursday, Aug. 29, while hiking in the Rattlesnake Ridge area of Snoqualmie near Rattlesnake Lake. A woman dialed 911 just before 11 a.m., telling the King County Sheriff's Office that someone had fallen from Rattlesnake Ridge.

In through the dog door; cabbie stiffed; too much information: Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:16PM

No fare: A cab driver in the 300 block of Cedar Avenue South in North Bend reported a customer who did not pay her fare. The driver said he’d picked up the woman from the Issaquah Police Department Jail at 7:54 a.m., and drove her to her destination. She got out, saying she’d be right back with the $61 fare, but never returned

Fall City center lets horses do the therapy for families riven by deployments | Photo gallery

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:25PM

Horses usually look to people to lead the way. But some well-trained animals in Fall City are the ones leading Washington’s military families toward a better life. For five summers, James Hutchins, owner of Fall City-based Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center, has hosted the Warrior Family Retreat. The retreat, which returns this Friday, Aug. 30, deals with the challenges experienced by a soldier returning from a long deployment and the realities of war.

Fall City's all-town garden grows up in giving community

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:08PM

A small flourish of color and life wedged between a city street and a state highway, Fall City’s Totem Garden is one scrappy patch of ground. Sun-baked Russian sage and Cape fuchsias flap in the wind of passing cars, and the ceanothus remains a vibrant blue, smelling faintly of lilac in the late August heat. Bees are about the only visitors to the garden right now, but as a stop on Fall City’s Art Walk, the place draws plenty of guests, and fans each year.

Valley school partnership lets homeschool families link with district

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:09PM

The Snoqualmie Valley School District offers public hybrid and online programs for home-schoolers who want to use public education resources. The Parent Partnership Program (PPP) started at the beginning of the 2012-13 year to support families who chose to school their children at home, but wanted a partnership with local schools. The district provided a meeting place, classroom resources, a certificated teacher to teach classes and assist with student learning plans, and an opportunity for local families to network.

Choosing to home-school: For some Valley families, educating at home means choice, cooperation, hard work

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:21PM

Rebecca Mott, like most upcoming seniors, is nervous and excited about her last year of high school. She is working on college applications and dreaming about the perfect dress for the spring formal. Mott doesn’t attend a traditional high school, though. She studies at home.

Scout candidate Dwight Rose seeks Eagle for Raven

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:03PM

Raven may be the hero in the story of the Fall City totem pole, but Dwight Rose prefers an Eagle. The Fall City Scout recently finished an Eagle project for the Totem Garden, the construction and installation of a sign that marks one entry point into the garden dividing Southeast 42nd Street from State Route 202. Rose, 16, knew that he wanted to do something for his own community for his Eagle project, because “I love the people here. I love this small town,” he said.

Adventure Sport Festival enlivening North Bend on Sept. 7

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:12PM

North Bend hosts the Adventure Sport Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in downtown North Bend. The event happens in conjunction with the Iron Horse Relay and the new Mount Si Run, and includes events and activities for all ages.

A mom’s devotion: education at home | Opinion

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 9:17AM

At age 6, I hated reading. The gray and white text blurred and my head hurt. Why did I have to read anyway? During silent reading time at school, I daydreamed. By the end of first grade, I was reading below grade level and my first-grade teacher thought I needed special education. My mom wasn’t against special needs programs, but she decided to try something else, first.

Valley students make spot on EWU dean’s list

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 9:15AM

Thirteen Valley students earned a place on the dean’s list for Spring 2013 quarter at Eastern Washington University. Honorees include Snoqualmie students Lindsay Kirby, Cameron Hilsmann, Charles Corriveau, Kelly Kole, Shelby Seydell, Brittney Conway, Jessareh Helm, Kaitlyn Absher, Stevie Riley, Hannah Masbaum, Micah Masbaum, Kyle Whitworth, and Annika Browne of Carnation.

Locals get WSU diplomas

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 9:17AM

The following Washington State University students have earned undergraduate degrees for the spring 2013 semester. Honors earned by students are listed as follows: summa cum laude for a cumulative grade point aaverage of 3.90 or better, magna cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 but less than 3.90 and cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 but less than 3.70.

School strike in the Valley? No agreement on class size, pay raises; vote is today

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 1:16PM

Snoqualmie Valley teachers may decide to strike on Wednesday, which is supposed to be the district's first day of school. The roughly 270 members of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association meet Tuesday afternoon, to make that decision. The teachers' current contract expired Aug. 31, and the union and district have been negotiating the terms of a new contract for several months. Although the school district reports several agreements have been reached, the negotiations have stalled over issues of class size and teacher compensation. Last week's negotiations included an all-day mediation session last Thursday, followed by more negotiations on Friday.

Only the beginning: Snoqualmie’s 2nd sister city status paves the way for new exchanges in education, ideas | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 1:26PM

Chaclacayans are a generous people. Celebrating the moment last Monday, Aug. 26, when their big Peruvian town became an official sister city to Snoqualmie, the delegation from Chaclacayo handed out gifts. Snoqualmie gave a city flag and key to the city. Chaclacayo responded in kind, but the gifts kept coming— commemorative key rings, a tiny, tooled leather hat, a replica stone head from their indigenous culture, and a full-size flag of the city, which reads “Sun, Friendship and Peace.”

Campus of change: Once a middle school, Mount Si’s new freshman campus readies for a pioneer year | Photo gallery

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 1:33PM

Lava lamps and cushy chairs began appearing in classrooms last week, but Animal, the drummer in “The Muppet Show” band, looked like he’d always been at the new freshman campus of Mount Si High School. Perched on a wall-mounted projector in one of the science rooms, the stuffed toy, looked ready to welcome the district’s largest freshman class in years, maybe ever. About 475 students start their freshman year September 4 in the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s first freshman-only high school campus. That’s roughly the same number of students who were in the building last year, but then, it was a three-grade middle school, and one of three in the district.

DSHS mobile office to visit Carnation Thursday

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 1:17PM

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Carnation on Thursday, September 5. Visiting the Sno-Valley Food Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DSHS staff will hold application interviews for food, cash, and medical assistance as well as drug and alcohol treatment services, yearly reviews, and to answer questions on active cases or services.

North Bend wants candidates for economic development commission

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 1:15PM

North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the city's Economic Development Commission. The open spot is Position 2, with a term expiring Dec. 31 of this year. The Business and Economic Development Commission has seven members, and typical terms are four years. Their role is to provide guidance and direction on the city’s future economic development.

Valley teachers to strike if deal not reached by Sunday

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 7:07PM

Valley students will go back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 4. But classes may be cut short by next week if a deal isn't reached soon. Cheers broke out inside the auditorium at Mount Si High School after 291 of 299 teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association voted Tuesday, Sept. 3, on a possible strike, the Snoqualmie Valley's first since 1983.

Revisit Creedence this Sunday at Snoqualmie Casino

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 10:55AM

Classic rockers Creedence Clearwater Revisited, featuring the original Creedence Clearwater Revival rhythm section of Stu Cook on bass and Doug Clifford on drums, play at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom.

Grandparents' Grand Excursion comes to Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie this weekend

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 10:58AM

Celebrate gran and gramps on National Grandparent’s Day, September 8—a good weekend to take the grands for a ride aboard the Northwest Railway Museum’s antique train. On Saturday and Sunday, grandparents ride free when accompanied by a paying grandchild – of any age. Enjoy a day together and experience the scenic beauty of the Cascade foothills aboard the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad.

Dr. Anthony Smith takes over as new Riverview schools superintendent

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:04AM

Riverview School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, was recently sworn into office. Smith takes over for Conrad Robertson, who retired at the end of the last school year. He transitions into the superintendent position after serving a dual role as assistant superintendent and director of teaching and learning.

Memorial service is Sept. 14 for Snoqualmie's Dorothy 'Corky' Lenk

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:13AM

Dorothy “Corky” Lenk, of Snoqualmie, died at home on Wednesday, Aug. 27. She was 79. Corky was born on February 6, 1934, in Seiling, Okla., the daughter of Clyde and Hazel Wion. She was raised in Hawthorne, Calif., and graduated from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, Calif. She met and married her husband Manfred “Fred” Lenk on April 10, 1954. Her family moved to Snoqualmie in 1971. Before retirement, Corky worked with Zara Fritz Antique Appraising and for Shelley Gilderstone as a receptionist.

Meet Snoqualmie Cheer team, recycle your stuff at Saturday fundraiser

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:15AM

Bring any unwanted electronic devices, working or not,and meet the Mount Si High Cheerleaders, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cascade View Elementary School in Snoqualmie. The cheer team is partnering with 1 Green Planet to provide a free recycling event. Donations fund Mount Si’s program, which took a Washington State Championship title in 2013 and on to place 6th at nationals.

North Bend's Unity Masonic Lodge re-lit for second century | Photo Gallery

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 4:48PM

North Bend’s Unity Masonic Lodge celebrated a century of service to the Valley on Saturday, August 17, with a moment of renewal. The lodge had been deconsecrated and darkened before the Grand Master of Washington, Bruce E. Vesper, ceremonially rededicated it for another 100 years of activity with a symbolic presentation of oil, grain and wine.

Finding equal opportunity in the Snoqualmie Valley | Letters

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:07AM

The celebrations of 50 years of progress toward realization of Martin Luther King’s “Dream” is already last week’s news. But I’m still glowing from the festivities because I was one of the 250,000 who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to personally hear Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. At the time, I was living in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Virginia was the state of massive resistance to any breakdown of segregation.

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