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- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:24PM
The football season is a few months away, but Mount Si players are getting ready in a way that can help locals with their yard work projects. In the Wildcat Worker program, Mount Si players sign up for yard work. Rates are $10 an hour per worker, with the money going to pay for their high school football costs. It takes financial pressure off their families, and is a win-win for the athletes, their team and local homeowners.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:22PM
Rachel Mallasch, a 2014 graduate of Mount Si High School, is the second place winner of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. The Challenge is part of Toyota and Discovery Education’s joint Toyota Teen Driver program, created to help teens avoid distractions and stay safe behind the wheel. Now in its third year, the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge asks students across the country to produce short videos that inspire their peers to avoid distractions while behind the wheel. Mallasch’s video was chosen out of 1,000 video entries submitted from students nationwide through online voting.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:28PM
Jerri Johnson walks right up to the hives, abuzz with hundreds of thousands of bees. No mask. No gloves. No bee suit. And he’s as calm as can be. “We’re in harmony,” says Johnson, who keeps four hives in his sprawling Snoqualmie garden. “I would never be a threat to them. They’re not a threat to me. I can get just as close as I want.” Like any beekeeper, Johnson occasionally gets stung. The last time was a few hours ago. It didn’t faze him, and he approaches one busy hive without mask or gloves to make a point: that these wild bees are pretty cool.
- Jul 8, 2014 at 5:48PM
Elga Gunstone, 95, comes to the Carnation Fourth of the July for the people. “I stay until they’re all gone,” said this longtime Fourth fan, who hasn’t missed a parade in at least a decade. Gunstone took in the show from right next to the parade stage, watching as floats, cars, youth groups and businesses strutted and rolled past for more than an hour Friday.
- Jul 8, 2014 at 5:51PM
The foundation is poured, the walls are up and the tower cap freshly lifted in place at what, for now, is the future Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. When it opens, however, the new hospital may be a branch of Bellevue’s Overlake Hospital Medical Center. King County Public Hospital District No. 4, the rural district centered on Snoqualmie, is considering selling its hospital and clinics to Overlake. The district’s board of commissioners approved a letter of intent to negotiate a sale at their Thursday, July 3, regular meeting.
- Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 4:24PM
A 70-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning when his small plane crashed at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course at 8:15 a.m. He was alone in the 1958 Cessna 182, which took off from the nearby Fall City Airport in a heavy fog just minutes earlier, and was the only victim of the crash. The dense fog that may have contributed to the accident dissipated within an hour, revealing a violent crash that tore the wings from the plane, flipped it upside down and, according to the golf course supervisor who saw the crash, threw the pilot nearly 50 feet from the fuselage. Visiting the site in the early afternoon, Larry LaFevre, president of Fall City Airport Association where the victim rented space, was saddened and confused.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:26PM
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray honored Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in June as the recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for Cultural Investment. The Arts Awards are given in six categories and the winners are chosen from a pool of public nominations. This year there were more than 650 nominations. The Mayor’s Awards recognize the contributions of artists, arts, and cultural organizations and community members who make Seattle a city of creativity.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:25PM
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its one and only stop this year in Snoqualmie, July 11 to 13. The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 4:37PM
SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, food-eaters, and the community as a whole. This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer. In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase. Our objective is to allow area residents to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from your producer does (or doesn’t!) matter to you.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:47PM
An early evening fire damaged a home in the 6600 block of Fairway Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, on Friday, July 4. No one was injured in the fire, which seemed to have started on the roof of the home. At 5:19 p.m., the Snoqualmie Fire Department was dispatched to the Snoqualmie Ridge fire. They arrived on scene at 5:27 p.m., and were assisted by Eastside Fire & Rescue units from North Bend and Fall City, and Bellevue paramedics.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:21PM
Fall City Roadhouse and Inn hosts Dinner in the Garden, a five-course fundraiser for Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, featuring the cuisine of Chef Benjamin Riggs of the Roadhouse, Chef Sean Langan of Fall City Bistro, and celebrity chef Brendan O’Farrell. The dinner is Thursday, July 10, by ticket only, at the Roadhouse, 4200 Preston-Fall City Road.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 5:22PM
Natural gas was a factor in an April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way, but it was an accident, according to a report coming from the King County Fire Investigation Unit. “We are comfortable it was an accidental event,” said Craig Muller, who completed his report last week. A release of natural gas in the Pizza Place building, undergoing renovation for a new business that was reportedly days away from opening, contributed to the blast. “It appeared that a couple of valves had been inadvertently left open,” Muller said.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:11PM
At 9:13 p.m. last Friday, July 4, a caller in the 400 block of East Third Street in North Bend reported that a blonde woman in her 50s had undressed at the school playground, and was running down Third Street wearing only her underwear. She was also spotted behind the QFC, then eastbound on North Bend Way, then running up Orchard Street toward the Si View Community Park.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:06PM
A former Snoqualmie resident has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the aggravated murders of two Eastside men on Thanksgiving eve, 1986. Rick Melvin Peerson, 33, lived in Ernie’s Grove prior to a fugitive flight to North Dakota, where he was arrested after a shootout with police.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:05PM
Snoqualmie Valley School District is currently deep in the thorny thicket of bond planning, hoping to come up with a measure to build a new Valley school. It’s been 11 years since voters in Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City passed a measure building a real, brick-and-mortar school, as opposed to portables. The district’s latest survey sheds some light on why we have such trouble passing a bond.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:04PM
The bus stop at Southeast King Street and Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie, for both Metro and Valley Shuttle buses heading southbound towards North Bend, is unavailable due to the start of construction on Phase 2 of the city's downtown infrastructure work.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:00PM
North Bend has authorized a sales tax ballot measure, to be decided by voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The city is now required to recruit people interested in writing statements both for and against the measure, for the general election voters guide. Interested participants should contact the city by July 14. The city council will appoint committees of up to three members each to draft the statements, at its July 15 meeting.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:16PM
Things were slow at the newly opened Carnation Public Food Bank on July 2, but in a good way. In an hour’s time, about eight people stopped in at the Myrtle Avenue building. About half of them were collecting some needed food and clothing items, and the rest were dropping off donations, or just there to chat. And that’s pretty much what Fred Vosk had in mind when he envisioned the re-opening of the food bank. “I want it to be a local food bank,” he said. “I want the community to feel involved… I’m not looking for big truckloads of food coming in from somewhere else.”
- Jul 15, 2014 at 3:50PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Tour de Peaks Bike Ride happens at a new time and for a new cause this Saturday, July 19. Cyclists can ride 25, 50 or 100-mile loops in the Snoqualmie Valley, finishing at the North Bend Block Party.
- Jul 15, 2014 at 3:51PM
After 15 months working with a special task force and advisory committee, the King Conservation District is completing a proposed program of work targeting six areas to focus its efforts, including rural and urban farm plans, the regional food system and small-lot forestry. KCD will host a meeting for public comment on the program of work, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave. S.E., Preston. The district plans to finalize the program and submit it to the King County Council Aug. 1.
- Jul 15, 2014 at 4:14PM
Birches Habitat owner Nancy Wray has opened a new business, Arty Party Place, adjacent to her retail shop. Arty Party Place offers a space for art group classes, private parties and gatherings. “We provide your canvas, supplies and paint and easy to follow lessons,” Wray told the Record. “All we need is you, your enthusiasm and some wine for a really fun night out with your gal pals, neighbors and friends.”
- Jul 15, 2014 at 4:13PM
Learn how to live a better, more sustainable life at “Healthy Living, Healthy Community,” a conservation event with a local twist, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Umpquah Bank (formerly Sterling Savings) in North Bend. Green companies and local organizations will be represented. Visitors can sign up for a free home energy audit, purchase energy-efficient light bulbs and shower heads, recycle light bulbs and check out community resources including Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and Mount Si Senior Center.
- Jul 15, 2014 at 4:13PM
Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater launches its 49th season with the tradition-infused “Fiddler on the Roof,” to be performed in an open-air amphitheater, surrounded by woods, meadows and streams. Barbecue dinners are available by reservation on performance days. Performances run July 19 through Aug. 24, with shows on Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
- Jul 15, 2014 at 4:12PM
The King County Department of Assessments will host a community presentation, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Mount Si Senior Center, to discuss valuations, taxes and property tax deferral/exemption programs for qualified low-income senior and disabled residents.
- Jul 15, 2014 at 4:05PM
Jordan Koellen, a senior at Mount Si High School, and Colton Green, a senior at Cedarcrest High School, each received a scholarship from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2878 at a June 3 recognition ceremony.
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