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Snoqualmie Police urge caution, talk to employees in wake of North Bend sex assault

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:51PM

New to North Bend, Snoqualmie police reached out to business owners and employees in the city’s business districts in the wake of a violent crime. On Sunday, March 9, two days after Snoqualmie took over police duties fromthe King County Sheriff’s Office, a woman working late at a restaurant on Mount Si Boulevard, a few blocks from Interstate 90 was attacked, stabbed, tied up with duct tape and sexually assaulted. The incident happened at about 11 p.m. at a restaurant in the Mountain Valley Center, near Safeway.

Season of dreams: Seniors with depth and skill are core of 2014 Mount Si fastpitch team

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:54PM

Hitting power, speed and experience are what the Mount Si girls softball team has in spades. Head coach Larry White has seven seniors on the team, including four four-year starters, the most he’s ever had in his 14 years with the program. “I’m looking for leadership and experience” from them, he said. “The whole senior class will be very offensive-minded.” At the top of the batting order, senior Celine Fowler is a vocal leader of the squad. Softball, she said, is an escape, a family tradition that links her back to playing at age 4.

Fast legs, big bats are Mount Si baseball’s advantage | 2014 preview

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:53PM

Cages and gyms are OK in rainy weather. But the soft-spoken, athletic Mount Si junior Carson Breshears was clearly ready for some spring sunshine and real ball. “The guys are ready to get after it,” said Breshears, who took the field on a warm Tuesday afternoon with the varsity for practice in the sun. “It’s good to get on the actual field and play live.” Breshears will be at the top of the lineup for the Wildcats, then doff his helmet for his second season at shortstop. After a fourth-place finish at state last season, this team wants to do better. Breshears sees a lot of depth on both varsity and JV.

Kennedy assassination author to speak to Valley Rotary Thursday

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 10:34AM

Author Bryan R. Johnston speaks to the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20. Johnston will be presenting the fascinating facts and stories he uncovered during research for his historical novel, "Man with a Gun." He'll touch on the US Military, snipers and the Kennedy assassination, including: •The single comment by a Dallas secretary completely and forever changed how Americans viewed the assassination.

Give taxpayers a break on hospital sale debt

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 10:11AM

An open letter to the administration and board of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital: Please, do not indebt the taxpayers of Hospital District 4 with another $7 million for equipping the new hospital—only to be leased or purchased by Overlake Hospital of Bellevue.

2nd round of Metro bus cuts slated

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 10:12AM

King County Executive Dow Constantine sent the County Council earlier this month a proposal for a second round of service changes that would reduce 169,000 hours of bus service. The February reduction would eliminate 16 bus routes.

Hospital sale is a chance for wider discussion, bids

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 10:14AM

I am quite encouraged by the amount of public attention being given to the potential sale of our Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. One of the recurring complaints against our hospital district administration concerns transparency and public information. This increased public attention will hopefully result in increased transparency of hospital district operations.

Hope Factor: Book launch, signing for Valley author Sue Mocker

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 10:16AM

Local author Sue Mocker will tell the story behind her new book, "The Hope Factor," at a launch event, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1556 Boalch Ave., North Bend. Hear inspiring stories from hope-minded people and special music from local artist Jessie Oliver.

First rally race in years for DirtFish

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 10:17AM

DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie will holds its first major race in three years this month. The driving school will host Red Bull Global Rally Cross race, on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. On Monday, Aug. 24, the Snoqualmie City Council approved a special event permit for the race, contingent on staff recommendations. The rally school, located on the former Weyerhaeuser mill site that was annexed into the city in 2012, is allowed by the city to hold two rally-cross races each year.

DNA clears man arrested in North Bend stabbing, sex assault

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:46AM

A Valley man arrested Tuesday evening for a recent stabbing and sexual assault in North Bend has now been released from King County Jail. According to a statement from the city, Snoqualmie Police investigators sent DNA evidence to the Washington State Crime Lab for processing. The analysis determined that a DNA sample comparison from the attack was not a match to the suspect. That evidence, according to police, cleared the arrested man of the crime.

Duvall police officer shot, subject caught after car chase to Preston

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:29PM

A Duvall police officer was hospitalized late Monday, Sept. 25, with a gunshot wound sustained in an armed confrontation at around 11 p.m. The officer was reportedly investigating complaints of vandalism, when he located a suspicious subject in the parking lot of the Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Duvall. The man tried to avoid the officer, then picked up a gun and the two exchanged shots. The officer was shot in the leg, and the subject got into a vehicle and fled the scene.

Cedarcrest girls get second, boys third at preview meet

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Cedarcrest High School cross country squad competed at the conference preview meet at Lakewood High. All eight conference schools were in attendance, and the meet was a good chance for athletes to size each other up.

$250 reward for tips on Snoqualmie sewer vandal

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:24PM

CA Carey construction company of Issaquah is offering a $250 reward for tips on vandalism during Snoqualmie’s downtown construction project. The company seeks a positive ID of the vandal responsible for the damage to the company’s sewer bypass pumps and residual damage, late Thursday, Sept. 11, at the site of the Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project’s phase 2.

Could new Mount Si campus be biggest high school in the state?

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:37PM

If Mount Si High School is rebuilt to a 2,400 student capacity (see related story on new bond plans, student population), it could be the largest high school in the state. Only about 15 high schools have more than 2,000 students in grades 9 through 12, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction reports.

Fire damages Mount Si High School kiln, art room, and roof

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM

A chimney fire in an art room kiln at Mount Si High School caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the ventilation system and roof area surrounding it. The incident occurred just after noon on Thursday, March 20. The Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at the school and a 911 call. Snoqualmie police notified fire fighters that there was smoke in part of the school. Units were dispatched from Fall City and Eastside Fire & Rescue. Firefighters arrived on scene in just over six minutes.

Sheriff reopens two-mile stretch of Snoqualmie River

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 9:48AM

The King County Sheriff's Office has reopened a two mile section of the Snoqualmie River from the State Route 202 bridge in Fall City to a point roughly one mile upstream of the boat ramp at Neal Road. This section was closed this summer for a construction project which has been completed.

Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, to join Camp Korey campers on stage Saturday

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 9:50AM

Chad Smith, the drummer for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, performs with summer campers on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Camp Korey in Carnation. The annual Grow event is the largest fundraising event hosted by Camp Korey, raising over 1.5 million dollars in 2013. Camp Korey empowers children and families with serious medical conditions through year-round programs, always free of charge. Each year Grow features campers performing acts from their time at summer camp and this year will have a special musical guest.

Seniors hosts annual fall steak dinner in Carnation

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation invites the community to a fall steak dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Sept. 28. These dinners are a Valley tradition, and an event for connecting with neighbors and meeting new friends.

Carnation's Ginette Di Domenico gets nursing masters from Midwestern State

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

In August, Ginette Marie Di Domenico of Carnation graduated from Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She studied at the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and earned a master of science in nursing.

Amanda Kindregan is tops in Snoqualmie's 2014 Paint Out

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:44AM

The winner of the 2014 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out competition is an acrylic piece by Amanda Kindregan, titled “Snoqualmie River – Mill Pond Road.” Kindregan’s artwork will be featured on the 2015 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Poster.

Practice makes perfect for Mount Si boys tennis

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 11:07AM

It was a tough day at the office for the Mount Si boys tennis squad last week. Some squads got wins, other just got experience at the hands of strong players from Hazen and Sammamish last Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10 and 11. The Wildcats narrowly fell to Sammamish at home Wednesday.

Carnation going to the polls for more police coverage

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 11:08AM

This time, Carnation may have gotten it right. Although a small majority of city voters have historically rejected any proposed tax increases for police services—the ‘no’ votes outnumbered the ‘yes’ by as few as 23 in the last three ballot measures—they could be the minority in November. Carnation’s Proposition 1 on the general election ballot is still a tax increase for police, but for increased coverage only. So, if voters approve the ballot measure in November, the city will have $70,000 to spend on things like extra night and weekend patrols and drug house surveillance, but not on the standard cost of the city’s service contract with the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Weed pullers to make an impact on Tolt river shore

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:22PM

On two Saturdays, March 22 and 29, Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers will head to the Tolt River near Carnation to pull Scotch broom and blackberry bushes in preparation for a future tree planting. The 3.5-acre restoration project site is owned by Girl Scouts Camp River Ranch and Remlinger Farms.

Valley food banks benefit concert is Sunday

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:04PM

Cascade Covenant Church hosts a benefit concert for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and the Fall City Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23. This concert will feature Breath of Aire, a Pacific Northwest Choir whose roster draws from all over the state of Washington. The goal of Breath of Aire is to bring great joy to their audiences with a fresh approach to choral music.

Make a blanket for Project Linus, Monday at Sallal Grange

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:59PM

The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 24, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations. If you have rotary cutters and cutting mats, please bring them.

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