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Respect due: Mount Si football starters set it up, but second string guts it out under Friday lights | Photo gallery

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:44PM

Hungry for a starting position in his senior season in 2014, Richard Willard got to whet his appetite last Friday. Willard and the rest of the second string got a generous two-quarter taste of varsity action in the Mount Si football team’s October 4 home game against Sammamish. When the starters built up an unanswered 49-point lead, it was Willard, the second line and offense who held down the fort for their second time this season under Friday night lights.

Bolt from the blue: Did North Bend man get hit by lightning through a church window?

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:47PM

Time didn’t work quite right. He didn’t hear a thing, but the people with him said the noise was deafening. He stayed on his feet, not even a hole in his shirt, and afterward, he remembered them staring at him, shocked, but he didn’t really feel much. That, to the best of Travis Bridgman’s memory, is what a lightning strike feels like.

Team records fall for Cedarcrest runners at Sunfair Invite

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:38PM

The Cedarcrest Cross Country squad competed last Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sunfair Invite in Yakima, one of the team’s biggest of the season. Coach Bruce McClellan reported that six boys, five in the top six, and two of the top three girls spent their morning taking the college SAT tests at a nearby school. Four arrived later than planned, so they ran in the open event, a combination race and costumed run.

Letters | Reichert needs to decide where he stands on shutdown

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:39PM

I seldom post my political feelings publicly, but in the last few days I’ve witnessed a truly remarkable situation in the U.S. House of Representatives, where a minority splinter of the representatives are working to block the “clean” continuing resolution to fund the nation’s budget. After losing the election to control the Senate, after losing the presidency (again) to Mr. Obama, and even after losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a tiny few are working to block the normal operation of the federal budget by demanding an extra-legislative action to repeal a duly enacted law, a law affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Library tech lab, potluck breakfast at Sno Valley Senior Center

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 2:07PM

Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, and enjoy company, coffee, and newspapers, provided by the senior center.

Giving, growing and grooving: Sallal Grange brings annual auction, dinner Saturday

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:33PM

The Sallal Grange hosts its annual fundraiser, an event with music, food, and silent and live auctions, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Retro Groove, a 60’s and 70’s cover band will provide the music, featuring Laura Adair on vocals, and Marlin Martindale on guitar.

Work starts with ceremony for new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital | Photo gallery

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:39PM

Snoqualmie Valley city leaders, business representatives and residents attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new District 4 hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 25. More than 125 people attended the ceremony, which marked the beginning of construction for the building.

With Duvall out by 2014, Carnation ponders how to enforce laws

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:47PM

The clock is ticking loudly in Carnation, which is less than three months away from losing police services. City officials and citizens recently learned that Carnation’s service, under a contract with the city of Duvall, ends Dec. 31 and their negotiations with the city on a new contract have been aborted. “Friday morning, I got a call from (Duvall) Mayor Ibershof saying that they did not want to continue with negotiations and they would not provide service next year,” Carnation City Manager Ken Carter told the council at its Oct. 1 meeting.

Final weekend for Center Stage's 'Almost, Maine'

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:46PM

"Almost, Maine," Valley Center Stage's quirky romantic comedy is in its final weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, October 10 to 12 with an extra matinee performance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine (so far north it’s almost in Canada) falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways.

Explore Medicare options at Carnation presentation Monday

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:26PM

On Monday, Oct. 14, the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation will host a free Medicare presentation with Maria Myers. The presentation will explore various Medicare options, and Myers will help people with questions and concerns.

More cops join dual Snoqualmie-North Bend force

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:47PM

Four new officers have joined the Snoqualmie Police Department recently, with three more to come as the department staffs up to add North Bend to its service area. Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley shared his department’s efforts to create a smooth transition when Snoqualmie police officially take on North Bend at midnight March 8, 2014.

Rummage sale is Saturday for Carnation's Living Word Community Church

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:29PM

Living Word Community Church hosts a rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, rain or shine, as a fundraiser for its women's ministry and missions. The church is located at 4079 Tolt Avenue, Carnation.

Obe Healea, former North Bend mayor, dies

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 1:34PM

Obe Maxwell “Max” Healea, former mayor of North Bend, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn, father to Lisa (Steven) McConkey and Michael Healea, both of North Bend; grandfather to Erin (Justin) and Scott (Maiara).

10 years! Open house for Mount Si Sports + Fitness on Saturday

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:56AM

In honor of Mount Si Sports + Fitness’s 10-year anniversary in business, owner Ben Cockman is throwing a member appreciation dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the gym. The open house will show off the fitness center, while Cockman will be cooking up some brisket, pork shoulder and a pot of his champion chili. Mount Si Sports + Fitness passed the 10-year mark on September 25.

Part of Snoqualmie Parkway sidewalk closed for work

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:54AM

For the next couple of weeks, a portion of the sidewalk on the west side of Snoqualmie Parkway will be closed to put in a new water main and storm water line. The closure is between Southeast Jacobia Street and Southeast Swenson Drive. The detour will follow Swenson Drive to Swing Avenue to Jacobia Street.

Chopper ride for commish, smoking ban in schools, big game day: Out of the Past

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:58AM

Oct. 6, 1988: Smoking will soon be banned in the Riverview School District, not only for students but also for staff and visitors as well. • Harold and Edna Becker remember their grim introduction to the Snoqualmie Valley seven years ago. The couple and family members were leaving Carnation for Harold, an Assembly of God pastor, to give his final sermon at Woodinville.

Full fall menu for teens at Snoqualmie Y

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:55AM

Each day, every teen in the Snoqualmie Valley community has a place to go. At the Snoqualmie Valley Y, teens can hang out in the After Zone, daily from 3 to 5 p.m. for no cost. It's a time for youth in grades 6 to 10 to unwind from a long day at school—play Xbox, Ping-Pong, get help with homework, or just kick back and chill with old friends and new ones. YMCA staff will be present to answer questions and connect with teens on a daily basis.

Celebrate With Friends of Youth at Fall Festival Oct. 12

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:52AM

Celebrate the fall harvest season with special activities for children and families at Friends of Youth’s Third Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12. Stop by the Duvall location at 26420 NE Virginia St. between 1 and 3 p.m.. The afternoon of free fun includes hundreds of pumpkins, games, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts projects and treats. Come choose a special costume to take home from a donated supply. Tour the Friends of Youth Duvall facility and learn more about the programs offered by Friends of Youth’s Youth and Family Services.

Share your thoughts on county budget priorities at North Bend meeting, Oct. 16

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:43AM

The King County Council's budget committee is holding a series of public sessions on next year's budget. One is this coming Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Si View Community Center in North Bend.

Mount Si students seek locals' views on veterans

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:59AM

A group of students at Mount Si High School are surveying local attitudes toward veterans with the goal of making a video for the school’s Veterans Day assembly. Cody Copitsky, with his friends Riley and Sam, are basing their video on the responses from the community.

Sale helps Our Lady of Sorrows youth on mission trip

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 10:51AM

A Youth Group Mission Trip yard and bake sale is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 39025 SE Alpha St., Snoqualmie.

Letters | Your love and support helped Dale Larson's family

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 12:56PM

Our mother, Sharon Larson, Sande and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their love, support, prayers and thoughts during this extremely sad time in our lives. The food, flowers, donations, offers to drive mom to Evergreen for chemotherapy, to do yard work, and so much more has been overwhelming.

Family punching, handbag shoplifter, wife assault: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 1:35PM

Punching in North Bend: On Sept. 29, a man in the 100 block of Thrasher Avenue called police to report his 17-year-old stepson had punched him in the side of the head. The stepson left the home before the police arrived, but was charged through investigation.

Libraries want dialogue on crime, drug use in Valley

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 12:56PM

Are you concerned about drug use and related crime in the community? Do you have ideas about what should be done about it? The King County Library System is hosting community-wide conversation about these issues in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Check out Fall City's historic Moore House this Saturday, Sunday

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 12:58PM

Irene Pike and family have been steadily restoring the historic Moore-Parmelee House in Fall City. Now, they’re ready to show it off. An open house is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. The house is located at 4338 338th Place S.E.

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