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PSE customers to share $59.2 million from sale

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 12:02PM

Puget Sound Energy announced last week “that customers will notice a pleasant surprise on their winter power bills: a one-time credit applied to December and January bills that will save the average residential electric customer about $40.” The bill credit is the mechanism to be used to distribute half of $109 million that resulted from the sale of PSE’s utility operations in Jefferson County, to all PSE customers.

Nominate honorees for North Bend’s Citizen of the Year

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 12:07PM

The city of North Bend is seeking nominations for its 2014 Citizen of the Year award. This annual award recognizes a person or business that has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volunteer efforts, or contribution to the community. This year’s recipient will be announced on Jan. 6.

Share a holiday potluck at Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 12:09PM

Bring a dish and join the community at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, for an evening of home-made food and classic Christmas shows, Wednesday, Dec. 17. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and is free to all friends and community.

Valley hospital CEO Rodger McCollum to talk about new campus at next Lunch and Learn

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 12:11PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Lunch and Learn at noon, Thursday, Dec. 11, will feature news on Public Hospital District No. 4. Speaker Rodger McCollum, Superintendent of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, will present the community benefits and services of the past year and discuss the grand opening of the district’s new hospital.

Irish Tenors concert at Benaroya helps Valley's senior citizens

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 12:12PM

Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is a co-beneficiary with other Seattle-area senior centers when the Irish Tenors hold a holiday concert with a full orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Reserved seats start at $47.

Remodel in the cards for Si View; North Bend’s community center adding classrooms, safety and storage

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 1:27PM

Si View Community Center staff is planning a remodel that will increase not only the lifespan of the 76-year-old landmark building, but also the amount of useable space inside it. The project goals include replacing the flooring in the gym and lobby, adding storage and classroom space, and many safety improvements, but no changes to the building’s current footprint.

Fall City girl gets long-awaited liver; History play for Valley centennial | Out of the Past

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:39PM

Thursday, June 8, 1989: For a Fall City family, nearly two years of waiting is over. On Sunday, Chris and Larry Everett got word that a donor had been found for their daughter Kristen, 4, who needs a liver. Locals raised $50,000 in a “Life for Kristen” campaign.

Fall City Days 2014 | Complete schedule

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:42PM

The following is the schedule of events for Fall City Days, Saturday, June 14. • 6:30 a.m., State Route 202 closure, from 324th Street to Preston-Fall City Road • 7 a.m., Fun Run race number and chip pickup at Olive Taylor Quigley Park

Voters to decide on North Bend’s eighth officer | Sales tax increase proposed for cops, fire

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 4:27PM

Police and fire services in North Bend will both get a boost next year if city voters approve a proposed sales tax increase in November. The sales tax of 0.1 percent could raise an estimated $180,000, if approved by a 60 percent majority of voters. Much of that revenue would go toward hiring an eighth dedicated police officer for Snoqualmie, North Bend City Administrator Londi Lindell told the North Bend City Council at its May 20 meeting. Other funds would go toward fire services, she said, pointing out that the city’s existing contract with Eastside Fire & Rescue will increase in cost by about $80,000 next year.

Fall City Days Carnival fun returns with new spot

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:29PM

The children’s carnival rides return to Fall City Days this year, but in a new location. Rides will be held at 336th Street, next to Farmhouse Market.

Highway 202 to close for Fall City Days, Saturday

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:28PM

State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Watermelon fun at Fall City Days; Young Life hosts

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:41PM

Messy, slurpy fun returns as Snoqualmie Valley Young Life hosts the watermelon eating contest for the 2014 Fall City Days. The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. at Olive Quigley Park. There are four age divisions: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14 years and older Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present.

You can be on the Snoqualmie City Council; Apply by Tuesday

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:27PM

The city of Snoqualmie is now accepting applications from residents to fill Jeff MacNichols’ Position 2 city council vacancy. The new council member will be appointed by a majority of the city council. That person’s will expire after the results of the November 2015 general election are certified.

A fresh start: Young Mount Si boys basketball team focuses on defense and speed

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Mount Si boys basketball team has a handful of varsity returners and a promising group of young players who will seek to step up this season. First up is senior Jonathan Hillel, who returns as guard, in which he saw some good varsity action last winter. Look for the tall, athletic Hillel to be a scoring force. The senior contingent includes Ryan Stewart and Ty Utley; juniors Colton Swain and Danny Tomson bring varsity experience, and Ryan Fischer has moved up from junior varsity last season.

Alpine Lakes bill almost there: North Bend wild-area protection efforts pass U.S. House, on to Senate

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

The U.S. Senate will vote this week on a bill to, among other things, protect 22,000 acres of forest land on the Snoqualmie Middle Fork, and 40 miles of rivers. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included these protections, named the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Addition, the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act, and the Illabot Creek Wild and Scenic River Act.

Physics lessons: Mount Si girls team not afraid to battle for 4A wins | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Physicality and hard work will be the keys for success for the Mount Si girls basketball team this winter. The team has three seniors, an experienced bench and a new head coach. First, newcomer CeOna Duggins is a senior transfer from Garfield High School, bringing some solid fundamentals.

Help Mount Si students fill the truck for Foodball this Saturday

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District are raising money and collecting donations for the annual Foodball food drive. Mount Si High School, Cascade View Elementary, Fall City Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Opstad Elementary and Snoqualmie Elementary are all taking part in the event, which is organized annually by the Mount Si community relations committee. The North Bend QFC and Safeway stores are also involved.

Wood River, River Ridge residents to battle Scotch Broom this Saturday

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:21AM

Neighbors of the Wood River and River Ridge communities in North Bend are done putting up with the noxious, invasive Scotch broom plant. They're gathering for a Scotch broom pull day this Saturday, June 14, removing it from the Tanner and Middle Fork areas. Neighbors and residents are welcome to join and help.

Footloose and ready to rock: Mount Si students present “Footloose” the musical

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 9:04AM

When the music stops, Allyson Conlon, at center stage says, “Stay there… We move on the first ‘everybody cut.’” And they do, gliding into their poses as soon as the song restarts, “Everybody cut, everybody cut….”

Si View 3-on-3 returns June 21

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:11PM

The Si View Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Saturday, June 21, held at Mount Si High School. The tournament offers age divisions for boys and girls in grades 4 and up, along with women and men. Both recreational and competitive divisions are offered for high school players. Adult divisions include Open and 35 and Older. Games are scheduled throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m.; championship games conclude by 5 p.m.

Walt and Boletta Watkins are this year’s Fall City Days parade Grand Marshals

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:35PM

Fall City Days Parade Grand Marshals Walt and Boletta Watkins have called Fall City home for 25 years. To date, they remain on their family farm on the Lake Alice Road. “I moved to Fall City to get a horse,” explains Walt, an avid horseback rider. Walt and Boletta grew up in eastern Washington. Walt was from Lind and Boletta was from Wenatchee.

Mount Si grad Nicole Garrett named Aviation Week Leader of Tomorrow

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:13PM

Nicole Garrett, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was recently named one of Aviation Week’s four Tomorrow’s Leaders Award recipients. These awards, presented at Aviation Week’s 57th annual Laureate Awards ceremony, recognize one academy cadet from each military branch, who has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in aerospace. Honorees must rank in the top 5 percent of their classes.

Joy ride in a golf cart, pushy peddler | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:38PM

Joyride: On Tuesday, June 3, police responded to the 9000 block of Boalch Avenue Southeast, North Bend, for a golf cart theft. An employee said two dirty-looking men with black backpacks got into a cart parked with the keys inside near the pro shop, and drove off. The employee recovered the cart, abandoned nearby, but not the keys.

2nd place award for science-minded Valley middle schoolers

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:15PM

A team of 10 Twin Falls Middle School eighth graders recently took second place in a TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition, and earned a spot at the national event. The team of Piper Elwood, Ashley Gate, Mallory Golic, Grace Himka, Morgan Lowell, Mitchell Meyer, Griffin Nicolino, Kayleen Rule, Kayla Sanchez and Jessica Stringer was coached by Twin Falls math and STEM teacher Dave Bettine, and Tracy Roberts, a calculus and physics teacher at Mount Si High School.

Fiftieth year for Raging River Riders | Fall City Days

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:17PM

The Raging River Riders saddle club was formed in 1964. Its purpose is to bring together people interested in horses and to provide an educational and fun atmosphere in which to promote good horsemanship. For 50 years, the family-oriented Raging River Riders have actively pursued this goal. Some of their interests include western gaming shows, parades, overnight campouts, prize rides and day rides.

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