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- Oct 30, 2014 at 5:01PM
The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record's archives:
- Oct 30, 2014 at 5:03PM
Please vote no on I-594. This bill is not about closing loopholes in purchases of firearms, but is about gun control, period. For instance, if I give my guns to my son for safekeeping while I am on vacation, we have broken the law. If I want to teach my wife safe gun handling at any place other than a shooting range, we are criminals. If I teach a youth group about gun safety and let them handle a gun, we are all criminals. That is not about closing loopholes.
- Oct 30, 2014 at 5:04PM
To raise awareness on Halloween safety, Snoqualmie firefighters will hand out hundreds of safety strobe balls in local neighborhoods of downtown and Snoqualmie Ridge on Friday, Oct. 31. These balls can be carried in hand and will help drivers spot trick-or-treaters. Parents could also add reflective tape to costumes so children will be more visible, especially for those kids planning to wear dark outfits.
- Oct 30, 2014 at 5:36PM
While homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a river or urban flooding, insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during a flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.
- Oct 30, 2014 at 5:43PM
When you change your clock this Sunday, Nov. 2, as Daylight Saving Time ends, Eastside Fire and Rescue urges you to change the batteries in your smoke detector. It’s a way of preventing fires. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature in our homes that it is easy to take them for granted.
- Oct 31, 2014 at 11:42AM
Valley Animal Partners hosts its fifth annual Chili Showdown and Dessert Auction, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Snoqualmie Eagles, 82000 Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie. The event is open to the public, as well as Eagles members and their guests.
- Oct 31, 2014 at 11:43AM
Dave Reichert is the clear choice to represent those in the Eighth District. During his tenure, Congressman Reichert has demonstrated that he has a strong understanding of the issues that matter to the constituents of the district. This is apparent by his numerous endorsements, which include the National Education Association, Washington Small Business Council, the Seattle Times, and major public safety organizations.
- Oct 31, 2014 at 11:44AM
Sno Valley Winds Rehearsal is 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Mount Si High School Band Room. The Valley community band is looking for new members. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join.
- Oct 31, 2014 at 11:48AM
Fall City Historical Society is looking for art works by painter Charlie Hutchens, a Preston artist locally nicknamed “Birdman,” who created many paintings and pastels of birds around the Valley.
- Oct 31, 2014 at 11:51AM
“I want this one!” a girl announces to her mom as she chooses a pumpkin in the Si View Pool. Si View’s annual floating pumpkin patch was open for business Friday afternoon, Oct. 24, giving children and parents a chance to plunge into pumpkins, swim in the dark, and watch a Halloween-themed movie.
- Oct 31, 2014 at 12:01PM
Telling the Woods triplets of North Bend apart these days is far easier than it was, say 17 and a half years ago. You could probably do it just by listening to them talk. “I’m the oldest,” says Ursula, adding after the briefest hesitation, “and the smartest, too.” “She says that all the time,” says Frank (his family calls him by his middle name, Lowell), imitating her, “You should listen to me, I’m the oldest.”
- Oct 30, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 12:03PM
Lots of family Halloween events, and one for the grown-ups, happen on Halloween day and night, this Friday, Oct. 31, in the Valley. A sampling includes:
- May 5, 2014 at 1:48PM
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert announced that seven organizations in her district have received 2014 Community Service Area grants from King County. The grants are awarded to projects throughout unincorporated King County that offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more informed and connected in their communities.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:00PM updated May 7, 2014 at 11:00AM
Forget what you think you know about cats getting stuck in trees, and just ask the experts. They’re the guys in climbing gear, not uniforms, and here in the Snoqualmie Valley, they’re probably named Shaun and Tom.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:49PM
During 2014, the city of Snoqualmie has a goal to reduce the number of property owners receiving water utility bills in the mail by 33 percent and have them pay online instead. About 4,000 property owners receive water utility bills each month via US mail, equal to about 100 pounds of paper per month. If 33 percent of water customers switch to online payments, it would save 400 pounds of paper each year, one-fifth of a ton.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:48PM
I love the sound of the train’s horn. There’s something so evocative about it—the announcement of a journey about to begin, or of the arrival of newcomers and merrymakers to our downtowns in North Bend and Snoqualmie.
- May 5, 2014 at 1:51PM
King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014. Now in its eighth year, the list recognizes businesses in King County that have excelled at preventing waste and promoting recycling. “Businesses in King County are doing an incredible job of coming up with easy and creative solutions to reduce waste, whether it’s educating staff, making it easier to recycle, or offering reusable materials,” said Karen May, King County Solid Waste Division program manager. “Getting on this list is a great opportunity for them to receive recognition and share their success.”
- May 5, 2014 at 2:06PM
A Family Night comedy show with Matt Baker is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, North Bend.
Looking for satisfaction, Mount Si holds off hungry Wolverines; Seniors get the goals | Photo Gallery
- May 6, 2014 at 5:07PM
Both Mount Si seniors put in goals on Senior Night, in a win over the Bellevue Wolverines. Yet neither coach Darren Brown nor the players were resting on the laurels of their 3-1 win over an outnumbered team. “I’m not satisfied,” said junior midfielder Evan Betz. “We should have won by a lot more.” Within minutes of the start, a hand-ball called on a Bellevue player meant a red card that left the Wolverines a man short for virtually the entirety of the game. Senior midfielder Alex Dolewski took the penalty kick and sunk it to make it 1-0 just before the third minute.
- May 6, 2014 at 5:00PM
It takes a lot of people and a lot of focus to build a stone church in just five days. OK, the church may be in miniature—the sanctuary can fit perhaps one small visitor—but it’s still real local granite, done much the way its models were built in Ireland 1,000 years ago. “We laugh about it being a church for a congregation of one,” said Alexandra Morosco, founding co-director of StoneFest, the instructional seminar hosted by Preston’s Marenakos Rock Center for the past decade. “But the design will be true to a style seen in that period.”
- May 7, 2014 at 10:41AM
Romance, explosives and a night full of fun! With a tagline like that, Mount Si High School's production of "Backwoods Romeo" can't miss. The show, presented by Mount Si High School Drama, continues at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, and with two showings on Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:36AM
In honor of Moms, Grandmas, Nanas and Great-Grams, the daily lunch at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation will be something special on Monday, May 12. Lunch is served at noon. Cost is $6, cash, or $3 for guests age 60 or older.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:37AM
Mount Si High School hosts its annual spring plant sale starting Thursday, May 8 at the school greenhouse. The sale starts at 8 a.m. every day, running to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, May 8 and 19, and to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:04AM
Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, is holding an hour-long telephone town hall for 5th Legislative District residents on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. The toll-free number to join the event is (800) 276-6108. During the call listeners can press the star (*) key to ask a question. Magendanz will update listeners on the recently concluded legislative session and the issues he’s working on.
- May 7, 2014 at 10:34AM
Parents can enjoy a well-deserved night out while children ages 2 to 10 enjoy a fun-packed evening at the next Encompass Parents Night Out, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend. Children will be fed dinner, drinks and a dessert, participate in a themed craft and game and meet new friends.
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