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- May 12, 2014 at 1:07PM
The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has awarded several Snoqualmie Valley schools a 2013 Washington Achievement Award. The prestigious awards are for schools meeting Washington Achievement Index criteria for the past three years, in up to six categories.
- May 12, 2014 at 1:09PM
The city of Snoqualmie is renovating a section of State Route 202/Railroad Avenue Southeast (SR 202) in historic downtown Snoqualmie. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission wishes to purchase or commission a unique three-dimensional sculpture to be installed at the project site. The artwork location is proposed for the intersection of State Route 202 and S.E. King St. Sculptures may be new or existing. A permanent concrete base may be used as a foundation for the artwork.
Hunt for KingCo: Mount Si baseball heads into Mercer battle after small-ball Liberty win | Photo Gallery
- May 12, 2014 at 1:27PM
The Liberty runner was getting a bit too much of a lead-off for comfort. So, "We decided to go for it," said Mount Si shortstop Carson Breshears, who was on the receiving end of a pick play, tagging a runner in the dirt and shutting down Liberty for the night. Defense like that, and fundamental 'small ball' play got Mount Si that much closer to a fourth and final KingCo title. The Wildcat baseball team beat Liberty, 3-0, on Saturday, May 10. Few big hits, but strong basics, set them up for a battle against Mercer Island tonight (Monday, May 12).
- May 12, 2014 at 1:06PM
More than a dozen area students made the Eastern Washington University dean’s list for 2014 winter quarter. Snoqualmie: Kolton Auxier, Alek Behrends, Charles Corriveau, Ryan Emmerton, Tiana Graciidis, Jessareh Helm, Cameron Hilsmann, Lindsay Kirby, Adam Korma, Hannah Masbaum, Micah Masbaum, Catherine Shintah, Zachariah Storm, Kyle Takacs, Kaitlyn Usselman, Kyle Whitworth.
- May 12, 2014 at 1:08PM
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this extremely sad time. The food, flowers, donations, and so much more have been overwhelming. Sharon Larson touched many lives, as was evident by how many attended her memorial service on April 12. We are grateful for loving friends and family who supported Mom during her long battle with cancer. She truly loved you all.
- May 12, 2014 at 1:10PM
If you seldom hear a shout-out or never get nominated for being the best, if you think you are invisible and what you do does not make a difference, this letter is for you. If you have ever put 50 cents in a donation jar, volunteered to help anywhere, baked, cooked, babysat, or taxied for a fundraiser or a friend, give yourself a big hug from me.
- Nov 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Nov 9, 2014 at 10:20AM
Former North Bend residents Jeffrey and April Henderson were each sentenced to nine months of electronic home detention last week, for their roles in the abuse and neglect of a severely handicapped 19-year-old girl. The two initially entered pleas of not guilty at their April 24 arraignment on charges of second degree criminal mistreatment and Medicaid fraud. In late September, both changed their pleas to guilty of criminal mistreatment. Residents of Florida since the summer of 2013, the Hendersons have been in custody in North Bend via electronic home detention since April, when they returned to the state for their court appearances.
- Nov 9, 2014 at 10:28AM
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the final free day of 2014 is Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Visitors will not be required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.
- Nov 9, 2014 at 10:28AM
The American Legion Auxiliary Post #79 hosts a showing of the movie “Battleship” at the North Bend Theater, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. Admission is free to all military veterans and active duty service men and women. There is a $5 admission fee for all other movie goers. Funds will be used to fill and mail care packages to deployed troops.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:43PM
Preston’s 11th annual Biker Dedication is 11:31 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at 31104 S.E. 86th Street in Preston. A musical group from Raging River Community Church will perform; hamburgers and hot dogs, salad and cake will be served.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:32PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation is hosting its Golf Classic Tournament on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Mount Si Golf Course. The Benaroya Companies is the presenting sponsor for the tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation, with a mission to fund capital projects for the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District and promote health throughout the community.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:09PM
Bright colors ruled in the last house in the row on Snoqualmie Ridge. At least they had that morning, before a crew of volunteers arrived to repaint the interior of the house, future home to a new family in the Habitat for Humanity program. By early afternoon, the blue, purple and blood-red walls upstairs had all gotten at least one coat of white paint, leaving the pink T-shirts and matching safety glasses of the work crews as the brightest things in the house. “Who thought of that?” wondered Kami Bratton, spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity. “They are just the perfect touch!”
- May 13, 2014 at 3:11PM
Candidates interested in filing for any of the 95 positions open for election in King County this year may file online or in person this week. The deadline is Friday, May 16. The King County Elections office encourages candidates to file online, the easiest and most efficient method.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:25PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance is hosting Pedal for the Valley, a fundraising bike ride starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Jubilee Farm in Carnation. There are many rides throughout the year in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, but this is the only one put on with the sole purpose of preserving it. All proceeds from the ride will go to supporting the work of the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:24PM
Fall City Community Food Pantry is doing a benefit through Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program. Fred Meyer distributes $625,000 quarterly to egible, participating, non-profit organizations. Fall City's food bank seeks to be a part of this program.
- May 13, 2014 at 4:08PM
The Battle of the Books is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve never gone to the annual Battle of the Books—a Jeopardy game-show-style battle that puts teams of elementary-age readers in competition to see which school has the most storybook smarts—then you’ve missed out.
- May 13, 2014 at 5:18PM
The King County Flood Control District is initiating a survey of farmers in the lower Snoqualmie Valley to learn more about how flooding impacts agricultural operations. The goal is to increase understanding of flooding and erosion risks, especially related to agricultural buildings and farm fields.
- May 14, 2014 at 7:00AM
Brandon Peterson, a 2005 graduate of Mount Si High School, will play the role of Marius in Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble production of “Les Miserables.” Peterson is a senior, earning a bachelor of fine arts degree in the musical theatre program, with a minor in dance performance. After graduation, he plans to pursue his career in New York City.
- May 14, 2014 at 8:00AM
U.S. Army Special Operation Forces will be conducting night-time military training at the Washington State Fire Training Academy east of North Bend on May 15. There will be three military helicopters flying at low altitude in and around the Washington State Fire Training Academy while soldiers train on the academy grounds. There is potential for noise from helicopters and on-ground small weapons firing blank ammunition from approximately 11 p.m. on May 15 to 5 a.m. on May 16.
- May 14, 2014 at 9:40AM
The flag at the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran's Memorial will fly at half staff this Thursday, May 15, recognizing Peace Officer's Memorial Day, say members of Snoqualmie's Renton Pickering American Legion Post. This week, May 11 through 17, is also Police Week.
- May 14, 2014 at 9:00AM
Former Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe is honored by Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson with a service recognition award on April 14. Rowe retired from the city on April 30, after 15 years. He founded the new, independent city fire department in 1999. Mark Correira is his replacement.
- May 14, 2014 at 9:00AM
Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club annual plant sale benefitting two $500 scholarships for graduating Mount Si High School seniors participating in the horticulture program, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at Mount Si Senior Center.
- Nov 10, 2014 at 9:11AM
The Washington State Department of Natural Resource (DNR) will conduct a public hearing in North Bend on November 10 to provide information and receive comments on the proposed expansion of the Mount Si and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCA). Expansion of the existing boundaries of the Mount Si and Middle Fork Snoqualmie NRCAs by about 7,119 acres would allow acquisition of privately owned lands and cooperative management of public lands. DNR acquires lands only from willing sellers, based on market price determined by an independent appraisal.
- Nov 10, 2014 at 9:12AM
Although National Arbor Day is typically the last Friday in April each year, North Bend holds a fall observation of the holiday. For this year’s event, Saturday, Nov. 22, the city is planning a tree-planting day at the Tollgate Farm property. Historically a forest of giant conifer trees along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, Tollgate Forest is now comprised of cottonwood, maple, alder, cascara, and cherry trees. The river serves as a wildlife corridor for elk, deer and other large animals, and the forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including pileated woodpeckers, wood ducks, river otters and muskrat. Native conifers are missing from the forest, and non-native plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are invading the forest.
- Nov 10, 2014 at 9:26AM
The "forestry camp" that's proposed for a 40-acre site east of North Bend will now be a 300-bed jail, if a bill proposed by the governor goes through. The camp is one of six work camps being considered. Construction of the North Bend prison is planned for 1991. A 28-year-old man fell from the Snoqualmie Falls precipice. Police answered a 911 call about the man, who was on the wrong side of the fence barrier. The cause was reported as an accident and is under investigation.
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