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- Jul 4, 2014 at 8:00AM
Are you ready to rock this Fourth of July? Carnation-based Redwing Blackbirds play rock sounds in the mode of Led Zeppelin, White Denim, Grizzly Bear, My Goodness and Queens of the Stone Age. They start the show at 2 p.m. at Tolt-MacDonald Park. The band is made up of Deacon Raleigh David Wilson on vocals and guitar, Paul Ehlen on bass and keyboards, and Karl Snyder on the drums.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM
Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life is Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 13, at North Bend’s Torguson Park. Organizers are still seeking teams, participants and support. Learn how to join a team and walk in the relay at Snovalleyrelay.org. Beautiful Lengths, formerly known as Locks of Love, will be at the Relay from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. People are welcomed to donate eight-inch lengths of hair to make a wig for a cancer survivor.
- Dec 31, 2014 at 10:12AM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:
- Dec 31, 2014 at 10:14AM
A year ago, in this column, I called for an answer to some basic questions on the latest school bond plans. Among them: Why not build a separate high school? Why not build another middle school and keep the freshman campus? How do we know this is all we’ll need?
- Dec 31, 2014 at 10:15AM
Discover wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed through Wondering About Wildlife, a free, event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd S.E., North Bend.
- Jan 2, 2015 at 10:37AM
Homeless teens and young adults will be surveyed all day Thursday, Jan. 22, at King County Libraries, including Carnation, Fall City, North Bend, and Snoqualmie.
- Jan 2, 2015 at 10:50AM
Run Snoqualmie's next Valley run is the Finaghty's St. Patty's Day 5K race, set for Saturday, March 14.
- Jan 2, 2015 at 10:57AM
Job-seekers can learn how to improve their resumes and their interviewing skills in two free workshops offered at the North Bend Library, Wednesdays, Jan. 21 and 28.
- Jan 2, 2015 at 11:11AM
The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record's archives:
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:16PM
After 15 months working with a specially convened task force and advisory committee, the King Conservation District is in the process of completing a proposed program targeting six essential areas to focus its efforts in the coming years. Areas such as rural and urban farm plans, the regional food system and small lot forestry are being targeted. As a special funding district, King Conservation District has legislative authority to propose a per parcel rate to fund its program. This fee is collected through a system of rates and charges and requires approval by the King County Council.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:21PM
Fifteen Eastside Catholic High School seniors from the Valley graduated Sunday, June 8, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. EC’s Valley grads include Johanna Kittridge, Laurel Meredith, Rosemary Young, Zoe Vierling–Coulter, Patrick Hillis, Alexander Carter, Shelby Hamilton, Madeline Racine, Grace Howland, Mathew Flowers, Luke Reents, Marcela Santos, Kenneth DePrez, Jacob MacDuff, and Dillion Kampp.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:23PM
This month, 19 Snoqualmie Valley School District staffers begin their retirements, and several staff changes have been made to cover their duties. In the administrative offices of the district, retiring Assistant Superintendent Don McConkey’s role will be shared; Dan Schlotfeldt, former principal at Fall City Elementary School, will become the district’s Director of Elementary Education, and Ruth Moen’s role will transition to a Director of Instructional Support and Secondary Education. McConkey’s operations responsibilities will also be shared, between Jeff Hogan, Executive Director of Instructional Technology and Ryan Stokes, Business Services Director. Hogan will focus on teaching, learning and programs, while Stokes manages finance and operations.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 1:54PM
Duvall Police are notifying residents about a death that happened Monday morning, July 7. At about 9 a.m, Duvall Police and Fire Departments responded to a report that a 19-year-old man had died in accident involving a fall into a piece of industrial machinery, while working at a city residence.
- 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.
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