Evan Pappas

Students lined up outside Mount Si High School Friday morning to send off the cross country teams to state competition.

Mount Si cross country make history with state championship runs

Mount Si Cross County made history, Nov. 7 when both the boys and girls teams competed at the state championships in Pasco, for the first time in decades.

Students lined up outside Mount Si High School Friday morning to send off the cross country teams to state competition.
German and American students got to know each other and become friends during their 17-day stay in Snoqualmie.

German exchange students join in classes at Mount Si High School

For the fourth time in eight years, Mount Si High School hosted 20 German exchange students for 17 days. Students from Riesener-Gymnasium (a gymnasium is a secondary school that prepares kids for university) in Gladbeck, Germany, stayed with host families during their time in Snoqualmie Oct. 7 to. 23.

German and American students got to know each other and become friends during their 17-day stay in Snoqualmie.

Hospital commission approves $4.6 million bond, meets Thursday on budget

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s board of commissioners unanimously approved an additional $4.6 million bond at a special meeting Thurdsay, Oct. 22.

Monday morning revealed a still-raging Snoqualmie Falls after a weekend of heavy rains

Minor flooding follows rain

Despite forecasts of potential flooding over the Halloween weekend, the impact of last week’s heavy rain was minimal. Joan Pliego, communications coordinator for the city of Snoqualmie, said that there was no property damage in the city and only one road closure over the weekend.

Monday morning revealed a still-raging Snoqualmie Falls after a weekend of heavy rains
Peter Goldmark announces his request for a $24 million budget increase at a press conference at Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah.

Public Lands Commissioner calls for nearly double the state’s firefighting budget

Peter Goldmark, Washington Public Lands Commissioner and head of the Department of Natural Resources, is requesting a $24 million budget increase from the state legislature in its upcoming session to help better prepare and train state firefighters for the fire season and to reduce the massive costs associated with responding to wildland fires.

Peter Goldmark announces his request for a $24 million budget increase at a press conference at Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah.
Nate Connor

Many hands make a ?Tiny House

The Sallal Grange worked with volunteers to build a “Tiny House” for the Nickelsville Tiny House Village in Seattle last weekend.

Nate Connor
The freshman float at the homecoming parade featured a massive octopus made of balloons.

Homecoming is a hit at Mount Si High School

Last Friday, Mount Si high school kicked off the Homecoming festivities with a parade led by students before the football game.

The freshman float at the homecoming parade featured a massive octopus made of balloons.
The Brook Theater and the adjacent stores on the corner of Meadowbrook Way and Park Street in Snoqualmie.

From silent to sound: A history of movie theaters in the Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley has always had a historic connection to the movies. From the era of the silent film to today’s modern era, the local theaters have always played an important part in the Valley.

The Brook Theater and the adjacent stores on the corner of Meadowbrook Way and Park Street in Snoqualmie.
The most eye catching costume of the SES Orange Ruler fun run Oct. 15 belonged to the mysterious student in red with a neon green afro wig.

Run with a ruler: PTSA fun run ?raises $80,000

Children and parents raised more than $80,000 for their PTSA when they gathered on Thursday, Oct. 15, for the Orange Ruler Fun Run at Snoqualmie Elementary School.

The most eye catching costume of the SES Orange Ruler fun run Oct. 15 belonged to the mysterious student in red with a neon green afro wig.
Scouts gather for the opening of the Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge.

Tolt-MacDonald Park’s bicentennial bridge

What started as a project for the U.S. bicentennial celebration became a massive effort involving thousands of people that would improve the Tolt-MacDonald park for decades.

Scouts gather for the opening of the Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge.
Now in its own building on Bendigo Boulevard in North Bend

Snoqualmie Valley Museum got its start at school

One of the oldest institutions in the Valley is also in charge of preserving its history. The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum was started in the early 1900s by Ada Hill, a school teacher in North Bend.

Now in its own building on Bendigo Boulevard in North Bend
Ruary Thompson explains debate to interested students during a speech and debate camp held this summer.

Showcase Oct. 20 will introduce growing debate club to community

While most students get nervous or scared by the prospect of public speaking, the debate team competes in it. The Mount Si Speech and Debate team, a very successful club at Mount Si High School, will host a public showcase debate to raise money to travel to tournaments, raise awareness and possibly attract more students to the club.

Ruary Thompson explains debate to interested students during a speech and debate camp held this summer.
Miranda Fischer

Mount Si Girls tie with Woodinville

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Mount Si girls soccer faced off against Woodinville in what would ultimately end up as a 0-0 tie game.

Miranda Fischer
Melynda Davis

Save Snoqualmie Falls supporters protest at Snoqualmie City Council meeting Monday

Supporters of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s Save the Snoqualmie Falls initiative, launched in response to the city’s Tokul roundabout and its implications for future development of land near Snoqualmie Falls, gathered with protest signs and team T-shirts at the City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 12, to make sure their message was heard.

Melynda Davis

Hospital board reorganizes

A new vice-president was elected to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Directors Thursday, when the board held its regular monthly meeting at Snoqualmie City Hall. Joan Young, recently removed from the position of president, was quickly and unanimously elected as Vice President of the board of commissioners.

Attorney Charles “Skip” Houser led the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners through a strategic planning session Sept. 30

Hospital board, administration, set new goals, mend fences

A four-hour strategic planning workshop for the hospital board was held on Sept. 30. The hospital board brought in attorney Charles “Skip” Houser, to lead the workshop.

Attorney Charles “Skip” Houser led the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners through a strategic planning session Sept. 30
Unicycle stunts were just part of the fun when the Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club performed in the Festival at Mount Si parade this summer.

Unique cycling: Valley unicycle club hopes to bring national event to North Bend

The Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club is currently the front runner to host the 2017 North American Unicycling Convention and Championships, and to bring a national event to the Valley.

Unicycle stunts were just part of the fun when the Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club performed in the Festival at Mount Si parade this summer.
Mayor Matt Larson cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Fisher Creek Park with the help of the kids in attendance.

Designed by users: Snoqualmie’s new 
Fisher Creek Park got design input from the experts

The children of Snoqualmie now have a brand new place to play as the Fisher Creek Park had its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, Oct. 2.

Mayor Matt Larson cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Fisher Creek Park with the help of the kids in attendance.
Edison Wheeler

In the flow: Snoqualmie Valley School District launches new STREAM program for ?gifted learners

Spurred by new state legislation, the Snoqualmie Valley School District this year launched its new science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math (STREAM) program for gifted children.

Edison Wheeler
The Pratidhwani dance company performed several dance numbers that flowed together as a story.

Block Party combines music, culture

Snoqualmie Valley's third annual block party was Saturday, Sept. 12 on Snoqualmie Ridge, drawing families from throughout the community.

The Pratidhwani dance company performed several dance numbers that flowed together as a story.