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Evan Pappas/Staff Photo                                Max Bonda, captain of Mount Si varsity football.

Mount Si football captain looks back on high school career

As he prepared for the last home game of 2016 at Mount Si High School, senior and varsity football team captain Max Bonda looked back… Continue reading

Evan Pappas/Staff Photo                                Max Bonda, captain of Mount Si varsity football.
Si View Parks restarts K-5 cross country program

Si View Parks restarts K-5 cross country program

The Si View Metropolitan Park District has a new cross country program on the lineup for young children. With the help of coach Dutch Siedentopf,… Continue reading

Si View Parks restarts K-5 cross country program
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoJordan Lau

Two Mount Si golfers qualify for state tournament in May

After an extremely strong season for Mount Si Boys Golf, two of the team's strongest players, Jordan Lau and Drew Warford qualified for state during the league and district tournament on Oct. 10 and 11 at Snohomish Golf Course.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoJordan Lau
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoNatalie and Jack Weidenbach

Mount Si students celebrate homecoming with parade and rally

Mount Si High School students gathered on Friday, Oct. 21 to celebrate Homecoming with a parade and to support the football team in their match against Inglemoor.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoNatalie and Jack Weidenbach
Courtesy PhotoThe State Bank of Snoqualmie stood on the corner of Falls Avenue S.E. and S.E. River Street from 1923 to 1929.

Then & Now 2016 | Snoqualmie’s first bank building nears 100 years as a historic icon

One of Snoqualmie's oldest buildings stands on the corner of S.E. River Street and Falls Avenue S.E., it has served many purposes over the years including home to a bank, Snoqualmie City Hall, office space, and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, but it has always remained a consistent fixture of the city.

Courtesy PhotoThe State Bank of Snoqualmie stood on the corner of Falls Avenue S.E. and S.E. River Street from 1923 to 1929.
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoJesus Villahermosa

‘Lockdowns save lives:’ Snoqualmie Valley School District brings in expert for active threat training

In an effort to inform and train students, staff and parents on safety procedures during a lockdown event, the Snoqualmie School District hired Jesus Villahermosa, president of Crisis Reality Training, to give a seminar on what to do in an active-shooter, or other emergency situation taking place in a school building.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoJesus Villahermosa
Courtesy PhotoIn this illustration of the proposed project site

Black Canyon Hydro cuts proposed North Fork hydropower project

After missing a project deadline, Black Canyon Hydro has called a stop to the project that would have built a hydroelectric dam on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River.

Courtesy PhotoIn this illustration of the proposed project site
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoStone stands with his completed and installed sign on Sept. 11

North Bend Eagle Scout builds new sign for Red Oak Residence

The Red Oak Residence of North Bend, a senior housing development, got its first new sign since 1997, thanks to the hard work of local Mount Si High School senior, Cameron Stone.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoStone stands with his completed and installed sign on Sept. 11
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce building on Falls Avenue and River Street.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce begins search for new location

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is now looking for new office space. Its current location, on the corner of S.E. River Street and Falls Avenue S.E. has been sold by the city of Snoqualmie to Flying Pie Pizzeria, an Issaquah-based restaurant.

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce building on Falls Avenue and River Street.
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoMount Si Senior Center has seen a large increase in participation in their health and fitness programs and expects to see that trend continue in the coming years.

Baby Boomers give way to ‘silver tsunami’: Valley senior centers face membership boom as funding decreases

The post-WWII baby boom created a large increase in birth rates across the country. In 2016, the echoes of that boom are being felt through the impact on senior citizens and the services they need.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoMount Si Senior Center has seen a large increase in participation in their health and fitness programs and expects to see that trend continue in the coming years.

Black Canyon Hydro project misses license application deadline

The Black Canyon project, a proposed hydroelectric dam on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River, has missed a deadline, which could affect the future of the project.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoMount Si Boys Golf top four players. From left

Mount Si Boys Golf ties for first in KingCo with help from strong freshman class

Mount Si's golf team seemingly bucked the trend of what would normally be considered a year for rebuilding by finishing among two other schools in a three-way tie for first place in KingCo 4A.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoMount Si Boys Golf top four players. From left
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoOrganization representatives officially cut the ribbon on the Railway Education Center. From left

Working on the railroad: Northwest Railway Museum marks completion of Railway Education Center and with it, the original vision for the museum

Snoqualmie's Northwest Railway Museum has completed a project more than half a century in the making on Oct. 8, with the dedication of its new Railway Education Center.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoOrganization representatives officially cut the ribbon on the Railway Education Center. From left
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoAssistant Coach Carly Petrzelka gives some of the swimmers tips on their technique.

Mount Si Swim team continues growth in 2016

The Mount Si High School girls swim team has continued its steady growth this year, reaching 40 students in the program. That's double the participation rate of the team in 2013.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoAssistant Coach Carly Petrzelka gives some of the swimmers tips on their technique.
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoNorth Bend Visitor Information Center’s new manager Jessica Tate.

North Bend Visitor Center gets new manager

A new face is welcoming visitors in North Bend this fall. Valley native Jessica Tate has been hired as the manager of the North Bend Visitor Information Center and Art Gallery.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoNorth Bend Visitor Information Center’s new manager Jessica Tate.

Snoqualmie Tribe and city of Snoqualmie announce four-year sewer service agreement

As a result of a new agreement between the city of Snoqualmie and the Snoqualmie Tribe to extend sewer services to the Snoqualmie Casino for the next four years, the tribe has dropped a discrimination lawsuit. The suit did not specify a damages amount when it was filed, last December.

File PhotoA bit of rain didn’t stop these fans who brought out their umbrellas to make it out to the 2015 event.

North Bend Fan Fest returns for a second year

After a successful first year, the North Bend Fan Fest is returning on Saturday, Oct. 15, to downtown North Bend.

File PhotoA bit of rain didn’t stop these fans who brought out their umbrellas to make it out to the 2015 event.
Courtesy Photo“Night Must Fall” debuts Oct. 14 at Valley Center Stage in North Bend

North Bend’s Valley Center Stage prepares for another big season

North Bend's Valley Center Stage is gearing up for another busy season this fall with its debut of their first show on Oct. 14, "Night Must Fall."

Courtesy Photo“Night Must Fall” debuts Oct. 14 at Valley Center Stage in North Bend
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoThe Tokul Creek Guitars workshop was built by McCoy after retiring from teaching. He taught first grade in the Lake Washington School District for 31 years.

Former teacher starts non-profit to build and give away guitars

After 31 years of teaching, Snoqualmie resident Mike McCoy has found a new passion, building guitars. McCoy started a non-profit, Tokul Creek Guitars, to build and give away guitars to children and teenagers unable to afford them.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoThe Tokul Creek Guitars workshop was built by McCoy after retiring from teaching. He taught first grade in the Lake Washington School District for 31 years.

Don’t forget about local issues this November

As we get closer to election day, media coverage of national politics is getting more intense. As November approaches, the circus of national politics continues on in full force.