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  • Oct 2, 2008

Food bank breaks ground for expansion

Rainy weather didn't keep volunteers and friends of Mount Si Helping Hand Food Bank from celebrating the start of construction of a new 500-square-foot expansion to the currently crowded and small community service building.

  • Oct 2, 2008

County wants roundabout at Casino highway entrance

North Bend has one, Fall City has one, and now, the Valley's next roundabout is in the works on North Bend Way at the entrance to Casino Snoqualmie.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Council weighs in on hospital dispute

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson got the green light from the Snoqualmie City Council last week to use his influence on behalf of a new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital campus near the Snoqualmie Parkway interchange.

  • Oct 2, 2008

North Bend settles water moratorium, gains trail easement rights

The city of North Bend overcame two major hurdles last week in its quest to end the water moratorium that has stifled its growth for nearly a decade.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Downtown Snoqualmie master plan taking shape

A dramatic new vision for Snoqualmie's historic district is taking shape, complete with a river boardwalk, pedestrian-oriented downtown shopping district and the possibility of one of the biggest farmers markets in the state.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Lifting the veil on belly dancing

Bodies undulated, colorful veils sailed through the air and hip scarves jingled as two dozen barefoot women shook their stuff at a belly dancing workshop led by North Bend resident "Aleili" Carla Orellana at Chief Kanim Middle School.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Schools foundation hosting fund-raiser

The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Fundraising Breakfast, at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 28 at the Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club.

  • Oct 2, 2008

County listens on hospital land plan

Five members of the Metropolitan King County Council listened for nearly three hours last Thursday, March 20, as residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and other Eastside communities shared their thoughts on proposed changes to the county's comprehensive plan.

  • Oct 2, 2008

District won’t go after May bond

With its third consecutive capital projects bond headed for failure, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will take time to consider how to address students' short- and long-term needs in schools where overcrowding is becoming a progressively bigger problem.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Firing up an auction crowd

Seeking bids to benefit students at Mount Si High School, Craig Bennett energizes the crowd at the Wildcat auction Saturday, March 15, at Si View Community Center. The auction, which had a "wild west" theme, raised funding for student clubs and organizations.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Youth center damaged by sewage leak

Youth groups that call the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center (YAC) home are scrambling for meeting places after the building was deluged by raw sewage on Saturday, March 22.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Eggs-actly what she needs

Two-year-old Katie Bero of Snoqualmie searches for that next elusive egg on Saturday morning, March 22, at Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie. The event, sponsored by the city of Snoqualmie and Eagles Lodge 3529, boasted 7,000 eggs and had well over 1,000 parents and children in attendance for the fast-paced fun. About the same number of participants flocked to Si View Community Center in North Bend for its Saturday morning egg hunt.

  • Oct 2, 2008

New director taking charge at Encompass

As Encompass prepares to grow to better meet the needs of a changing community, leadership of the 41-year-old children's organization is also changing.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Treehouse fan challenges county rules

Pete Nelson has big dreams of creating a treehouse lovers' paradise on the five picturesque acres he owns off Preston-Fall City Road.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Weird stuff getting flushed in Snoqualmie neighborhood

The city of Snoqualmie's Public Works Department has been getting to the bottom of some gross and puzzling problems recently in the sewer pipes of Snoqualmie Ridge.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Cooking up a thank-you

On her last night in the United States, Taeka Shimozaki prepares a meal for the Valley families that have hosted her and 19 other Japanese students who spent two weeks visiting Mount Si High School on a language exchange program.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Bids roll in for city hall

Drumming up interest in its new City Hall, the city of Snoqualmie has received bids from seven prime contractors and nearly 40 subcontractors interested in building the new government structure.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Sallal Water Association may rescind membership

Members of the Sallal Water Association approved a bylaw change Monday that gives the utility the ability to rescind a membership when a member won't pay fees or continually tampers with the water system.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Wilderness Rim man rescued from roof

Firefighters rescued the occupant of a Wilderness Rim home from his roof early Tuesday, March 25, after he attempted to fight the spread of a chimney fire with a garden hose.

  • Oct 2, 2008