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- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:25PM
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1988 • Chemical analyses of Snoqualmie water show it is consistent at 10 parts per billion of lead. This is 20 percent of the existing limit, but twice as much as new rules allow. LeRoy Gmazel, city planning official, notified the Environmental Protection Agency that the city is opposed to the new regulations.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:14PM
The Mount Si High School choir program holds a HalloweenTown fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Mount Si High School, 8651 Meadowbrook Way SE, Snoqualmie. The annual student-run evening is an entirely indoor, family friendly Halloween event with a DJ, carnival and haunted house with an “adjustable scare” level, so everyone in a group can have a good time.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:41PM
The respect is what surprises Bjoern Gruetzmacher. “As a supervisor, I could provide people with the same insight and information,” he said. “But a postmaster could say the same thing,” and people will more readily believe it. The venerable title of a small-city postmaster carries weight, and Gruetzmacher knows this firsthand. After months of temporary supervisor gigs, he has a home in Snoqualmie—his first postmaster’s job.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:13PM
Si View Metro Parks holds a number of family Halloween events for all ages The Tween Night Costume Party is 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Si View Community Center. It’s a night of Halloween-themed games, contests, music and more. Remember to wear your Halloween costume! Tween nights are open for fifth through eighth graders only.
Snoqualmie School District candidates Marci Busby and David Spring sound off on campus change, class sizes
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:40PM
Two candidates, incumbent Marci Busby and challenger David Spring, are vying for votes in the upcoming general election. The two were the top vote-getters in an August primary on the District 4 seat on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, and are now in the final run for the four-year term which starts Jan. 1, 2014. A third candidate, Tavish MacLean, is running unopposed in District 1.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:17PM
Mount Si hosted Mercer Island and Sammamish last Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Mountain Meadows Farm. For the girls, Mount Si’s Hannah Waskom was the fastest finisher against both Mercer and Sammamish, finishing first with 19:36. Bailey Scott was fourth with 19:57. Lindsey Sydnor was sixth with 20:28. Sydney Leonard hit a personal record of 22:15 , placing 10th. Hailey Hammer was 16th with a personal record of 23:33, followed by Melissa Hruska at 17th and Mckensi McClellan at 18th, both with PRs.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:38PM
The Fall City Historical Society’s annual community meeting always includes a special presentation. This year, the meeting is capped with a look at “Pioneer Quilts and the Oregon Trail,” presented by art historian Susan Olds, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Fall City Masonic Hall. The event includes refreshments and a display of Fall City quilts. All are welcome. The day includes a brief membership meeting and a vote on board candidates for the coming year. Then, Olds begins her look at fabric history.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 12:04PM
The Black Dog Arts’ Café hosts live music and entertainment, and is the home of Theatre Black Dog. It now opens its doors for the first time to four nights of original one-act plays written by playwrights from the surrounding Seattle area and Eastside, its own actors and associates, and on the last day, an original testimony to the aftermath of war, by published poet and writer Joan Fiset.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:15PM
The Mount Si Artist Guild presents “Professional Development for the Artist,” a panel discussion with Sandy Robinson, Marcia Tuttle Ryon, Michael McDevitt and Susan Melrath, noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.
North Bend business owner tries to catch employee thief on camera | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:49PM
On October 10, a business owner in the 200 block of Main Avenue South in North Bend contacted police about employee theft at the business. The owner said the till had been short at night, so they installed a video system to identify the employee who was taking the money.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:26PM
Tennis Center in Bellevue is home to a national champion team that includes one Valley woman. The women’s 2.5 team won the 18 & Over age bracket at the USTA National Championships in Indian Wells, Calif., recently to bring home the title after winning a series of titles to advance to the final tournament. The national championship is the second for Robinswood Tennis Center, joining the men’s 3.0 team that won the title in 2010, and the first for head coach Jason Chapman.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:45PM
Putting a human touch on the news—that is how the writers at the Snoqualmie Valley Record earned state recognition. The Record picked up seven honors in the annual Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association Better Newspaper Contest, which judges papers of similar size and readership.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:50PM
The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie hosts all comers and candidates for office in the Valley, at a forum, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus commons, formerly Snoqualmie Middle School, 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:21PM
Ryan A. Johnson of North Bend died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Johnson was born on May 9, 1980, and lived in Redmond until he moved to North Bend in 1990. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1998. Joining the Marines soon after graduation, he served a five-year enlistment with two separate tours to Iraq.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:46PM
“I’ll Take Manhattan,” featuring Kim Maguire and The Blue Fedoras, is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Valley Center Stage in North Bend. Ticket prices are $15. The show is recommended for children 12 and over. Theatre goers can use their ticket for a dinner discount at Boxleys Place (www.boxleysplace.com)
- Oct 18, 2013 at 4:27PM
I took a moment in the newspaper this week to talk about our Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association awards. The six story prizes—plus another news writer finalist award for Carol Ladwig, who, once again, is the second greatest writer for papers our size and bigger in the state—are a neat ego boost, showing us that the time we put in is worthwhile.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:16PM
Homecoming Week at Mount Si High School features a full week of spirit days, capped off by a "Great Gatsby"-themed dance in the school gym on Saturday. The week starts Monday, Oct. 21 with the Homecoming royalty assembly. Each class voted to nominate their choices for the Homecoming court last week, and the royalty will be crowned at Friday football game.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:28PM
It was a short, but awesome field trip. Snoqualmie Elementary students dressed for the weather, and for mud, worms, plants, tools, and more mud. They squelched through, dug up, and pretended to get stuck in mud up to their ankles, and teachers encouraged the nearly 400 kids who participated to rub the mud between their fingers, to get an idea of the texture they needed for planting.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:18PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Girls Choir uses the art of choral singing to inspire girls and to develop musicianship, performance skills, and a love of music. The choir uses the art of choral singing to inspire girls and to develop musicianship, performance skills, and a love of music.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:20PM
Organizers of this year’s Fall City Fun Run donated $11,500 to Snoqualmie Valley Schools and local youth groups, marking a successful first effort for the all-volunteer effort. With sponsorship from many Fall City businesses and organizations, Sharon and Perry Wilkins, left, and Kirk and Sophie Harris, right, put on the 2013 Fall City Days run, hosting 766 runners for the event.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:22PM
An interesting contrast. That might be the phrase I’d use to describe the two police situations in the Upper and Lower Valley right now. At the same time as Snoqualmie is gearing up and hiring up to become the contract police agency for the city of North Bend, Carnation and Duvall are parting ways after nine years. There’s a huge question mark right now over who will cover Carnation residents, and how the city will pay for it all after next year. Duvall scooted after questioning the stability of a Carnation-contracted force, so who’s next? What will they bring to the table?
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:21PM
As part of their listening tour around the 5th Legislative District, Reps. Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz will host town hall meetings this fall. The events allow constituents to ask questions of them directly and learn more about what may be topics of discussion in the 2014 legislative session beginning next January.
- Oct 21, 2013 at 4:23PM
Valley Record reader Don Detrick of North Bend snapped a photo of traffic backing up shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, on Highway 202, alongside Meadowbrook Farm. The reason: A bull elk crossing the road.
- Oct 22, 2013 at 12:49PM
Austin Hall’s commitment to Shoreline Community College was a decision he knew would shape more than just his college career, but the foundation for his next 40 years. His determination to play at the college level led to his decision to join NCSA Athletic Recruiting, a network that provides student athletes with opportunity and technology. Earning a 3.4 GPA, Austin has been recognized as a member of the National Honor Society while maintaining an honor roll status.
- Oct 22, 2013 at 12:55PM
Mount Si High School Wildcats Girls Soccer presents their Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Appreciation Night for both games on Thursday, Oct. 24, at home. All boys and girls SnVYSA players, coaches and families are welcomed to the Mount Si vs. Mercer Island game. Junior varsity begins at 5:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
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