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- Sep 10, 2014 at 11:06AM
SnoValley Tilth’s annual farm tours throughout the Valley, and their Farm Faire and Pig Roast on Jubilee Farm, return on Saturday, Sept. 13. The family event celebrates the bounty of the harvest in the Snoqualmie Valley.
- Sep 10, 2014 at 11:03AM
Citizen Corps offers a class to learn FEMA-sponsored Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) skills like small fire suppression, light search and rescue, and disaster medical response.
- Sep 10, 2014 at 12:25PM
Hannah Waskom owned the distance records for the Mount Si girls cross country squad as a freshman. Now, she and the rest of the Wildcat running contingent look to improve in 2014. “The team this year is all about adjusting to 4A, getting used to harder competition, and rising to the challenges that 4A will bring us,” said the sophomore.
- Sep 10, 2014 at 2:30PM
Colleagues of Jeanne Hansen say she was a master of transformations. The late Hansen, mayor of Snoqualmie from 1987 to 1997, shepherded the development of Snoqualmie Ridge. She died Jan. 3, 2001, and never got to see the changes she wrought.
- Sep 10, 2014 at 2:10PM
“Go Union!” A spectator cheered from a passing car on Snoqualmie Parkway, 50 yards away, inspiring the men and women of Company F, 20th Maine, as they marched into battle. Granted, their guns weren’t loaded, but they rose to the challenge—a trio of gray-clad skirmishers of the 2nd S. Carolina regiment—after the whooping intruders disturbed the peace of their encampment at Rotary Park, better known as the Venturing Crew Christmas Tree Farm.
- Sep 10, 2014 at 3:36PM
Hundreds of Seahawks fans visited the Valley Saturday, Sept. 6, to unleash their inner beasts, and maybe, just maybe, see Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. They got both. As runners challenged themselves in obstacles like Marshawn’s Mud Pit and the classic run through the tires, Lynch drove the course in a small utility vehicle, to loud cheers from the fans.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 10:51AM
Singles leader Matthew Griffin is happy to be back in the hot seat. The four-year varsity player for Mount Si begins his senior season in the top solo spot for boys tennis, and will face some good competition. In tennis, “You have to plan your victories,” says Griffin. “You don’t just happen upon them. It’s a combination of patience, and knowing what the right time is to strike.”
- Sep 11, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:55PM
Master Gardeners of Snoqualmie Valley and the North Bend Library hold their next class, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, on propagation and plant division. Kay Gordon, a master gardener, holds the class at the North Bend Library. She will cover techniques for successful divisions, cuttings and layering of perennials and shrubs.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:00AM
Most of the core is back for the Mount Si girls soccer team. Now, this group faces the challenge of a new league with bigger schools as competition. “We’re playing tougher teams,” said senior forward and co-captain Karli White. “We want to get a good record and start off strong.”
- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:01AM
North Bend boutique Birches Habitat holds its third annual fashion show benefit for the House of Hope, 6 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 14, at Boxley's jazz club. Models from the Valley will show off Birches fashions. Tickets include a glass of champagne.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:07AM
They have a goal, to present a bond issue to voters in February. Now, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board needs to finalize the details of that bond, and they have about a month to do it. When the board met Thursday, Aug. 21, Superintendent Joel Aune reminded the group that he and staff had been asked to develop a timeline for a February bond proposition, which they presented July 9. He went over some of the critical deadlines involved, saying “To move toward a February bond proposition… the latest that we feel would be reasonable for the board to make a formal decision around the bond proposition, would be around the first of October.”
- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:18AM
It’s going to be busy in North Bend Saturday evening, when the Boxley Music Fund’s Jazz Walk returns for its third year. It’s also, according to organizers, going to be awesome. “We counted 86 musicians, and at least 15 venues,” says Greg Williamson, owner of Pony Boy Records, and booker of music for the event. Officially, the website, www.northbendjazzwalk.com, lists 18 venues in all, and 21 acts, to fill them.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:54AM
"This is the best day of the year!" announced North Bend Elementary School principal Jim Frazier on a cloudy morning, Sept. 3. He had a big coffee mug and an even bigger smile for student and parents as they came to the front door.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 11:15AM
One year ago, junior safety Jojo Hillel had the best seat in the house to learn the art of quarterbacking. Now, the transition is natural, and the tall, 180-pound senior will be at the center of action under Mount Si’s Friday night lights.
- Sep 11, 2014 at 4:14PM
Membership director and Snoqualmie Valley resident Lizzy Billington is stepping up as new CEO of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, days after Nate Perea announced his departure for a new role. Perea, who has led the chamber for 16 months, gave notice Thursday, August 28. He is now director of membership experience for the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Perea came to the Snoqualmie Valley chamber April 1, 2013, after serving as the director of membership development for the Issaquah chamber.
- Sep 13, 2014 at 5:13PM
1989: Darrell Raymond Cherry was convicted in King County Superior Court of trying to murder his ex-wife, Fritzi Davis of North Bend, with a homemade bomb. • Snoqualmie City Council voted to negotiate with King County on future expansion of the city by annexation. The main focus of discussion is the 400 acres north of the I-90-State Route 18 interchange, which King County says should be left alone for the next 20 years.
Bear flees after Snoqualmie police fire beanbags; Man busted for blasting street lights with a pellet gun
- Sep 13, 2014 at 5:16PM
Bear blast: At 1:21 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, police were called to the 8200 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, for a bear report. Police located the bear in an alley between Falls and Park Avenue, and shot bean bags at it. The bear ran. It had a tracking collar, so police notified the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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