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- Dec 5, 2014 at 3:22PM
The Christmas carols started the weekend before Thanksgiving. The holiday lights went up on the street poles last Monday. The holiday season is firmly upon us. It’s a bit funny how every Valley community this year is holding its civic tree lighting ceremonies on the very same afternoon.
- Dec 5, 2014 at 3:48PM
Santa will light up the tree at 6:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 6, at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave S.E. Families can visit with Santa, warm up with hot cocoa, apple cider, and cookies, and enjoy the sounds of the Sno Valley Winds as they play traditional holiday music.
- Dec 5, 2014 at 3:57PM
In its November 18 win in court, North Bend may finally have resolved an issue about sensitive uses in the city. The win, against tattoo artist David Herman, supported the city’s move to restrict tattoo and piercing shops to a few locations and zones within the city. King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde dismissed Herman’s lawsuit, with prejudice, and issued an order prohibiting Herman from operating a tattoo business out of his North Bend home.
- Jun 9, 2014 at 8:50AM
Author and mycologist Tim Leavitt’s new cookbook is for mushroom lovers, haters (or those unsure), and everyone in between. The North Bend man penned “Cooking Wild Mushrooms (for People Who Don’t Like Mushrooms)” as a resource for foraging wild mushrooms. It includes various cooking techniques and more than two dozen recipes.
- Jun 9, 2014 at 8:47AM
Thanks to the support from the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and surrounding area residents, our spring plant sale raised almost $2,000. From all who benefit from your support and generosity — which in past years have included our Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, local food bank, children’s toy drive at Christmas, and a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Mount Si High School—we say ‘thank you’!
- Jun 9, 2014 at 8:46AM
A free support group for those caring for someone with memory loss meets, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Monthly meetings offer caregivers a consistent and caring place to learn, share and gain emotional support from others on similar journeys.
- Jun 9, 2014 at 2:15PM
Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in local rivers or streams at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah. Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the Issaquah Hatchery, 125 Sunset Way, Issaquah. Three projects are planned for the Snoqualmie River basin – the Hafner Levee Setback, Winkelman Revetment Reconstruction, and the Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment Reconstruction;
- Jun 10, 2014 at 1:57PM
Reserve spaces now for the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s June steak dinner, and save $5. Tickets for the June 14 fundraiser are available online, by phone, or in person, for $15 through Thursday, June 12. Tickets are available at the door for $20, depending on availability.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:42PM
They’re out of the tub and on the loose, all for a great cause. During Fall City Days, rubber ducks get the chance to see the rushing waters of the Snoqualmie River, and take a thrilling tumble from the heights of the Fall City bridge. During the annual Ducky Derby, the little guys are now out of the tub and on the loose, racing their way down the Snoqualmie River for fun and prizes, to benefit Fall City Elementary.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:07PM
Eastside Football Club’s G98 Red team earned a trip to compete at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, finishing at the top of their girls under-15 bracket. The national championships start Tuesday, July 22, in Germantown, Md. It’s the first trip to the nationals for any Washington girls’ team since 1996. The Red team is also guaranteed a spot in the National League next year. The team is made up entirely of freshmen girls, coached by Tom Bialek.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:41PM
The 25th annual Fall City Days Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 14. The event includes a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and a one-kilometer Kids Run. The 10k and 5K courses are USATF certified and sanctioned. The courses are flat and very fast through beautiful country settings. Register or learn more at http://fallcity.org/run.html. The starting line is in front of Farmhouse Market located at 33521 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd., near Olive Taylor Quigley Park, in downtown Fall City.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:50PM
Young riders got a firsthand lesson in biking safely with help from Snoqualmie police and volunteers at the Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo, held Saturday, June 7, at Community Park on Snoqualmie Ridge. Saturday's 11th annual Bike Safety Rodeo, created in memory of Tanner, a 7 year old boy who died in a bike-car accident in 2003, is a way for local families to learn about bicycle safety and overhaul their gear.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:02PM
Abby McLauchlin, a 2013 Mount Si High School graduate, competed in the NCAA Rowing Championships for the University of San Diego in Indianapolis on Sunday, June 1. McLauchlin rowed in the Varsity 4 in the competition. Her boat ended the season as the 14th fastest in her category. In addition, she helped her team to an overall final ranking of 15th in the nation. This final ranking capped a historic season for the University of San Diego and its highest ranking ever.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:01PM
Members of the second grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 43995 volunteered Sunday, May 4, at the Rancho Laguna H.E.A.R.T. in Snoqualmie. The girls, who were working to complete their Brownie Quest Journey Badge, chose the farm as their community project due to their love of animals.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 3:44PM
Mount Si High School will graduate more than 350 students at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Mount Si Stadium, in a first—an event that’s already sold out once. Graduation tickets, given to students to distribute to their guests for the ceremony, went so fast this year, that school staff agreed to add three more rows of assigned seating on the field. Those tickets, for roughly 150 more people, went on sale to students Monday, for $10 per seat.
- Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM
Two men were injured on climbs early Sunday, June 8, calling on King County Search and Rescue for assistance. The first call, at 11:35 a.m. from Olallie State Park, was cancelled within 40 minutes, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates, who had no further information on the incident.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:24AM
Who will walk the red carpet at the Valley’s third annual Give Good Awards? Nominations are open until December 31 at midnight in the following 12 categories: Arts, business, courage, environmental, educational excellence, teen spirit, inspirational youth, youth advocate, unsung hero, parent volunteer, youth leadership initiative, and spirit of the Valley.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:25AM
The North Bend Library hosts a children’s book swap, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the library. Trade books for children, Kindergarten through middle school. Bring up to five books in good condition and trade them in for some new-to-you titles.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:25AM
Encompass recently announced that, based on income guidelines, it will partner directly with USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program to provide nutritious on-site meals for all children enrolled in the Encompass preschool for 2014-15.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:32AM
The Metropolitan King County Council in November unanimously approved an ordinance, authored and proposed by Councilmember Rod Dembowski, which creates a full-time, ongoing and independent auditor of Metro Transit.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:33AM
In the largest public ceremony in Washington State, “Wreaths Across America Day” will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Bellevue’s Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. More than 1,200 wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves in the cemetery. All are invited to join in placing wreaths at the conclusion of the ceremony.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:34AM
Dec. 3, 1964: You never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry—and North Bend residents have had to manage with a “dry well” since 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, when an accumulation of debris carried by rushing water into the reservoir closed off the supply to the town’s gravity flow system. Thursday was the expected day for a return of water flow.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:35AM
The King County Flood Control District announced on November 14 the completion of the first phase of a two-year investigation to update landslide hazard information for King County’s river valleys and floodplains. “This investigation is the first step in assuring that we have the most current information to protect people, property and critical public infrastructure,” said King County Flood Control District Chairman Reagan Dunn.
- Jun 11, 2014 at 5:51PM
A Valley girls youth soccer team had a big season this spring. In the Puget Sound Premiere League’s Washington Cup Girls U-13 Silver Bracket finals game, Cascade Football Club’s G00 Green Team lost in overtime to a premiere-level team, 1-0. CFC G00 Green played six games over two weekends, to make it to the finals.
- Jun 11, 2014 at 5:45PM
Mount Si High School’s class of 2014 includes 16 students who earned associate’s degrees from Bellevue College, at the same time that they earned their high school diplomas. Guy Everett earned a degree with High Distinction, and two students, Kira Jerome and Tyler McCreadie, earned degrees with Distinction. Also receiving degrees from Bellevue College were Jacob Barrus, Torsten Cannell, Christopher Lein, Sydney Leonard, Madison Murphy, Joann Richter, Amy Robles, Rian Ruyle, Dylan Savage, Ethan Seneker, Britney Stevens, Velvet Weber and Abigail Wilcock.
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