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Report: North Bend water is just fine

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38AM

The city of North Bend provides a water quality report each year to all residential and commercial customers. The annual report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, is a requirement of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Snoqualmie requires peddlers to get a license, badge

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:37AM

The city of Snoqualmie is an advocate of business and fundraising in many forms. Door-to-door solicitation is allowed within city limits. However, certain rules apply. All door-to-door solicitation companies or individuals working within the Snoqualmie city limits must have an active city of Snoqualmie temporary, door-to-door business license.

The last bell rings | Photos from the last day of school at North Bend's Opstad Elementary, Fall City's Chief Kanim Middle School

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 1:24PM

The party bus drew some curious onlookers as the Chief Kanim Middle School parking lot filled on the last day of school June 18, but it was the yellow school buses that got all the attention when the parking lot emptied out again. Blasting their horns as staff members waved, the buses filed out of the lot, sending more than 700 students off for the summer. A few minutes later, the black party bus had a more subdued departure, but only because you couldn’t see through the tinted windows.

Bonded by water: North Bend’s Dave Olson explores bravery in three-generation memoir

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:20PM

Bravely voyaging into uncharted waters is the common thread that links North Bend resident Dave Olson’s life to three generations of his family. Olson explores how he, his father, the Reverend Roy Olson, his brother Ken, and his daughter Jenifer each took paths less traveled, and changed lives around them, in his new book, part memoir, part anthology.

Finally Friday! Summer Art Walks start this week in downtown Snoqualmie

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02PM

Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the first art walk of the summer. The Finally Friday Art Walk is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk will feature work created by local artists, which will be hanging in downtown Snoqualmie shops and storefronts. There will also be live entertainment and local cuisine.

It's party time for North Bend's The Swirl yogurt shop

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04PM

North Bend’s The Swirl frozen yogurt shop is excited to announce the celebration of its one-year anniversary. Last June, The Swirl opened in the Mount Si Si Village Shopping Center across from Ace Hardware and El Caporal. In the last year, the shop got involved in many of the community’s activities, including the North Bend Block Party, the Jazz Walk and Blues Walk, supporting the Mount Si High School sports teams and Snoqualmie Valley Little League, and fundraising activities for the area elementary schools.

Day Out with Thomas returns to Snoqualmie Railway Museum

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:21AM

Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine steams into Snoqualmie this summer. Thomas chugs into Snoqualmie on two weekends, July 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, visiting The Northwest Railway Museum. He will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour.

Out of the Past: Queen of the Jamboree, rubber raft race down the Snoqualmie

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:16AM

Thursday, June 22, 1989: More than 3,000 people visited the Mountain Man Rendezvous in the Upper Valley Sunday. The aim of the reenactment is to give locals an idea how the original settlers lived. • Running for Northeast District Court Judge in 1986, Will Roarty of Duvall lost to James Kaiser by a single vote. With Kaiser resigning, Roarty is hitting pavement once again.

All hail the volunteers: Snoqualmie honors those who make the community work

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:11AM

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, on behalf of the city council and administration, presented certificates of appreciation to more than 70 volunteers in attendance who serve as firefighters; Emergency Medical Technicians; members of the Snoqualmie Emergency Communications and Support Team (SECAST); Police Explorers; and citizen volunteers for the Arts Commission, Civil Service Commission, Economic Development Commission, Human Services Commission, Lodging Tax Advisory Board, Parks Board, Planning Commission, and Shoreline Hearings Board.

Trail crossing on SR-203 needs safety fixes

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 10:17AM

For 27 years, I have lived in Carnation and enjoyed the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. However, there is one place where the trail crosses Highway 203 just north of Carnation with no proper crossing warning, other than a very inadequate, too-easy-to-miss yellow diamond-shaped “Trail Crossing” sign.

Cedarcrest’s Class of 2014 boldly bids high school farewell | Photo gallery

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 11:38AM

As Cedarcrest’s Class of 2014, cloaked and capped for the graduation ceremony moments away, readied themselves for the final hour of their high school career, there were a few minor freak-outs, numerous hugs and wide eyes. Cedarcrest’s 21st commencement was held Friday, June 13, at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. For Emily Rule and Tessa Rutledge, who pored over the program minutes before the big event, this moment was exciting and surreal.

Police have to shoot garbage bear with bean bags to get it to go | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 11:41AM

Garbage bear: On Wednesday, June 18, Snoqualmie police attempted to scare off a bear eating garbage in the area of Southeast Carmichael Street and Silent Creek Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie. The bear was not frightened by shouting or other scare tactics, so police shot it twice with non-lethal ammunition to scare it away.

Everybody needs the sun: Children's program goes solar at local libraries

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:51AM

"We All Need the Sun: A Light-Hearted Musical Romp" is Tuesday, July 1, at two local libraries.The show is 10:30 a.m. at North Bend Library, 1 p.m. at Fall City Library, presented by Eli Rosenblatt. All ages are welcome with an adult. Starting 92,960,000 miles from earth, follow the path

New Snoqualmie utility rates take effect today

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 1:30PM

The city of Snoqualmie has increased water utility rates for customers receiving water, sewer, and storm water services. The rates are effective as of Tuesday July 1, and will be reflected on August 1 billing statements. The increased revenue will fund projects to meet new state requirements and install, replace, or improve water, sewer, and storm water infrastructure and improve facilities.

Cascade Team adds Heidi Root as broker

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:45PM

The North Bend office of The Cascade Team welcomed its newest real estate broker, Heidi Root. Root was raised on the Eastside and has a background in appraisal and real estate. She enjoys working with people and looks forward to assisting buyers and sellers. The Cascade Team Real Estate office is located at 231 Bendigo Boulevard North, North Bend. Call the office at (425) 654-3722.

After 12 years at Encompass, new role calls Gregory Malcolm to Swedish Foundation

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:27PM

Gregory Malcolm makes his way past the row of summer campers, with their water bottles, toys and finished robot drawings, as they await pickup from parents. The kids, he says, have always been his favorite part of the job at Encompass. He’s not specifically a teacher or a specialist. Until yesterday, Malcolm’s role at Encompass was always to make sure money flowed in, to keep the programs running and children growing. Monday, June 30, was his last day as executive director. On Tuesday, Malcolm started a new job, raising funds for the Swedish Medical Center Foundation.

Tour de Peaks Bike Ride will happen during North Bend Block Party

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:07PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Tour de Peaks Bike Ride happens Saturday, July 19. Cyclists can ride 25, 50 or 100-mile loops in the Snoqualmie Valley, finishing at the North Bend Block Party. The ride is sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $49 with early registration $69 registration on or after July 12.

Music on the Green returns to Snoqualmie's Salish Lodge

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:06PM

Salish Lodge & Spa, in partnership with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, announces the return of Music on The Green summer concert series, featuring performances by five local musicians on select dates in July and August. Shows are held on the Centennial Green, and include a gourmet picnic.

A family deals with autism | Letters

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:04PM

I woke up this morning with a very heavy heart. Life with our kind of autism is absolutely mentally, physically and spiritually exhausting. Life with our kind of autism isn’t featured in the media because it’s not uplifting or involving early detection (which are both so important). What is our kind of autism? It involves aggressive behaviors that often come out of nowhere. Something misfires in my son Trevor’s brain and he goes into a rage. He doesn’t want to. This rage involves attacks on others but also on himself and ends with hysterical crying. These are not premeditated. Autism as a whole generally robs the person of social skills and awareness.

Carnation Fourth to help local family with life-changing accident

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:32PM

The Valley’s Fourth of July festival, happening Friday, will help a Carnation family whose lives were forever changed by a home accident. On Memorial Day weekend, Todd Wingerson slipped while working to build a children’s swimming pool. He broke his neck, and is now paralyzed from the neck down. As he recovers, Wingerson is getting help from the Carnation community during the Fourth with wristband sales. He’s also listed on event T-shirts.

New director needed for Sno-Valley Center

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:02PM

Carnation’s Sno-Valley Senior Center is now taking applications for the position of senior center director. Current director Amara Oden will be leaving her position at the end of the summer, and the board has already begun the process of searching for a new person to fill the post.

Fourth fixtures of spaghetti dinner, strawberry shortcake are back at center

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00PM

Carnation’s annual Fourth of July celebration, as always, starts a little early this year, with the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at the center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Enjoy spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, salad and garlic bread for $8, $4 for children. On Friday, the center will be serving up its traditional strawberry shortcake feast, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Following the Fourth of July parade, the winner of the quilt raffle will also be announced, at 1:30 p.m.

Kiwanis offer fireworks at benefit stand

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:27PM

Looking for fireworks that are legal, safe, and entertaining? Look no further than the two Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club fireworks stands located in North Bend across from QFC, and in Snoqualmie at the intersection of I-90 and Highway 18.

Be safe and smart this Fourth of July | Opinion

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:05PM

The Fourth of July is a time for parades, barbecues—and loud bangs. Fireworks are a time-honored American tradition on the Fourth, but one accompanying tradition that I tire of is when people don’t follow the rules, and wind up bothering their neighbors, making a big mess, and hurting themselves or others. There were 45 fireworks related fires and 54 injuries reported in King County in 2013—down from 70 fires and 51 injuries in 2012.

Just Moo It! 3-on-3 basketball is back for Carnation 4th of July

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:27PM

Children and adults can pass, shoot and jam at the Just Moo It 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which returns Wednesday, July 4, following the grand parade. The event is at a new location this year, the lot of the former Bank of America building at Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street. The tournament gets started after the parade, about 12:30 p.m. Just Moo It! was started by Matt Coltom, a local who wanted to incorporate sports and recreation for all ages into the festival.

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