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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 9:27AM
The results are in from the recent "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" DUI enforcement campaign, conducted throughout King County, including the Valley, from August 16 through September 2. In King County, preliminary numbers show that 292 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI. Last year in King County during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 374 people for DUI.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:03AM
For the first time in King County, an entire municipal administration has been designated as part of the Safe Place network. Snoqualmie City Hall, Fire Station and Police Station, as well as all city Public Works and Parks & Recreation vehicles, now will be Safe Places for youth ages 12 to 17 to ask for help when they experience a crisis. Officials from Safe Place partner agencies celebrated the second anniversary of the Safe Place program in King County at a morning press conference today while announcing the addition of Snoqualmie as a new partner to the collaborative effort to improve youth safety and prevent teen homelessness.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 10:50AM
Many students at Chief Kanim Middle School earned a spot on the school's fourth-term Honor Society at the end of the 2012-13 year. To make the list, students needed to earn at least a 3.7 grade point average. Students with an asterisk next to their name had straight A's.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:27AM
Larry Davis, a member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, presents a workshop on pruning trees and vines, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Davis covers early fall pruning to manage and discourage vigorous growth. Master Gardeners are also available to answer plant problem questions after his program.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 11:37AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • Residents of Horseshoe Lake are seeking to establish a flood district. Case in point is Bob Pepper, whose long labors to turn his property into a preserve has been frustrated by silt washed down from a new subdivision on Novelty Hill. There a number of people near the lake who have seen more gradual impacts of development.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 12:11PM
When I opened up the paper tonight, I loved seeing the question, “What new feature would you like to see in our city’s parks?” I’d like to add my answer to those of the others’. It would be wonderful for some of our parks to include water play areas. The most desirable feature would be an indoor/outdoor pool, but splash pools, fountains and other water play features would all be boons for the summer enjoyment of our town.
One-hour rock blasting closures planned next week on Snoqualmie Pass; construction delays near North Bend
- Sep 6, 2013 at 10:36AM
Drivers planning a trip on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass need to plan for an hour of added travel time next week due to closures for rock blasting. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each night, Monday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 12. The pass will be closed eastbound at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound at Price Creek (milepost 61). Drivers are encouraged to use exits before the closure points to access services.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:58PM
Officers with the Duvall police department are looking into an odd situation involving gunshots fired late Monday, Sept. 2, on West Rutherford Street. There appear to be no serious injuries resulting from an altercation that happened shortly before 11 p.m. According to Duvall Police Cmdr. Carey Hert, who spoke to the Record on Friday, an older Carnation man reported that he had been shot by a shotgun blast. Police found a small nick in his arm, while two teens, who were known to the man, possibly living with him, claimed that they had been struck by a car in an altercation. They were taken to the hospital, Hert said.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:54PM
Local photographer and teacher Sandy Horvath is offering free membership in his photography group, Club SnapShot, for Snoqualmie Valley residents who want to improve their skills. Learn tips and tricks, glossary of photography terms, custom camera settings, editing software suggestions and deals.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:56PM
Mini-thief: A caller in North Bend reported that someone had broken into his apartment two days earlier. The victim said that around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, he left his home, and when he returned, it appeared that someone had entered through the partially-open kitchen window by removing the screen and crawling through the hole. The person stole a small amount of tobacco and candy.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:51PM
In an effort to improve safety, local fire departments are partnering to offer residents in the unincorporated areas of Carnation and Duvall (ZIP codes 98014 and 98019) free address signs. Many rural homes do not have clear addresses or driveway markings, which can cause a delay when emergency responders are trying to find a home. The Duvall (Fire District 45) and Carnation (Eastside Fire & Rescue) fire departments, along with the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council are working with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Community Service Areas grant program to provide address signs for rural residents of these communities.
Imminent strike for Snoqualmie Valley schools: Negotiations continue, but no more union meetings are planned
- Sep 6, 2013 at 4:48PM
Valley teachers are preparing to go on strike. On Friday morning, Sept. 6, potentially their last day of work before the strike, the union blog advised them to take any pets or plants with them when they leave their classrooms at end of day, because they may not be allowed back in for the duration. Only a majority-approved contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District can stop the strike, and only if it arrives by 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
- Sep 8, 2013 at 7:32PM
Hundreds of Snoqualmie Valley teachers walked into the Mount Si High School auditorium, blue ballots in hand, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, to vote on a proposed contract deal. The Snoqualmie Valley Education Association’s bargaining team announced just before 4 p.m. Sunday that it had reached a tentative contract agreement with the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The agreement is expected to avert a teachers strike that had been set to begin Monday if no settlement was in place.
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