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Asbestos forces fire house evacuation

The discovery of asbestos in North Bend Fire Station 87 on Thursday, Feb. 14 forced rescuers to temporarily relocate to sites where quarters were cramped, but their ability to respond to emergencies wasn't hindered.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Parent group takes aim at Day of Silence

A 40-strong group of Valley parents have formed a new coalition, with the aim of ensuring that teachers at Mount Si High School aren't touting their personal agendas in the classroom.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Secretaries’ union settles contract talks with district

Members of the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association (SVASA), a union representing more than 30 secretaries in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, voted to approve a three-year contract with the district.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Wanted: 600 signatures for park district

Within just a few minutes of arriving at Fall City's Farmhouse Market, Perry Wilkins had already picked up a handful of signatures on the clipboard in his hand.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Ugandan children give powerful performance

Arms linked and moving in time, Olivia Nanyonjo, Kiki Nakato and Yvonne Nakandi took center stage during the Matsiko International Children's Choir performance on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Mount Si High School. The group of Ugandan youths wowed crowds of all ages during performances at five Valley schools last week. Funds go to the International Children's Network to help children around the world who need financial help for education.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Garcia to stay – for now

North Bend City Councilman Chris Garcia, who had planned to resign from the Council in late February, told the Valley Record he will stay on for another month or two as the city faces an appeal to new water rights.

  • Oct 2, 2008

No appeals yet for cell tower near Mount Si

Wireless communication company T-Mobile's plans to construct a new 150-foot tower west of Mount Si in North Bend has some neighbors balking, but none have appealed the permit so far.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Helping Hand Food Bank campaign focuses on businesses

Every week, the Mount Si Helping Hand Food Bank feeds more than 200 families out of its modest 900-square-foot location, next door to North Bend Community Church, at 116 E. Third St. in North Bend.

  • Oct 2, 2008

City of Snoqualmie bond rating gets big upgrade

Members of the Snoqualmie City Council clinked glasses of sparkling cider at a recent meeting to celebrate a big upgrade to the city's bond rating, which could save the city tens of thousands of dollars per year.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Getting in the game

It's class time, and students won't focus. Most instructors would lecture the kids and probably get frustrated. Not Gary Schwartz. The North Bend actor and theater teacher comes up with a game to capture and hold their attention.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Inn arson trial set for Mar. 3

The trial of a Fall City man accused of burning the Snoqualmie Inn takes place Monday, March 3, in King County Superior Court.

  • Oct 2, 2008

City OKs $100K for water battle

The North Bend City Council unanimously authorized the spending of more than $100,000 of taxpayers' money to fight an appeal against the end of the city's water moratorium.

  • Oct 2, 2008

New bus route for Valley?

King County Metro will hold an open house to discuss Interstate 90 transit service from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Fall City Elementary School, 33314 S.E. 42nd St., Fall City.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Irish eyes are smiling

Finaghty's Irish Pub and Restaurant opened recently on Snoqualmie Ridge. From left to right are general manger Patrick Rooney, owner Lisa McCord, owner Phil Stafford and owner Adam Krett. They have 12 beers on tap leaning towards the Irish beers such as Guinness. To learn more about Finaghty's, and the eclectic mix of new businesses that surround it in Snoqualmie Ridge Marketplace's newest retail center, pick up a copy of the Record.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Parent group forms for new middle school

Community members are invited to attend an informational meeting about the proposed PTSA at the new Twin Falls Middle School at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the school district's administration office boardroom, 8001 Silva Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.

  • Oct 2, 2008

North Bend pushes to replace fire station

Even before the discovery of asbestos forced the evacuation of emergency workers from Fire Station 87 in downtown North Bend this month, city officials were pushing to have the undersized and structurally unsound building replaced.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Hospital cuts 18 jobs

King County Hospital District No. 4 is cutting 18 jobs, eliminating its surgery department and marketing office.

  • Oct 2, 2008

When trees ruled the Valley

Before logging and development forever changed the face of the Valley, old-growth trees nearly 400 feet tall dominated the landscape.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Middle school gets bomb threat

Snoqualmie Middle School students and staff were evacuated after the discovery of the message "A bomb will explode at 2pm" in a school bathroom on March 4. The school called 911, and several law enforcement agencies responded with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Pick up next wee's Valley Record for more details

  • Oct 2, 2008

Middle school gets bomb threat

Snoqualmie Middle School students and staff were evacuated after the discovery of the message "A bomb will explode at 2pm" in a school bathroom on March 4. The school called 911, and several law enforcement agencies responded with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Pick up next wee's Valley Record for more details

  • Oct 2, 2008