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Thursday, November 26, 2015 -- 11:01 am Saving the holidays: Indulge in laziness this season, enjoy what you find Snoqualmie Valley Record - This is the year. Things are going to be different this Christmas (the holiday we celebrate at my house). No procrastination this time, no feeling guilty that I frantically bought anything -- anything! -- just so my loved ones would have a gift or two to open on the big day.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 12:57 pm Letter | Don't encourage discrimination Snoqualmie Valley Record - Representative Jay Rodne posted on his Facebook page that President Obama "wants to import 1.5 million Muslims into the U.S.," that "Islam is incompatible with western civilization," and he called them "barbarians." He also encouraged Americans to arm themselves. This is wrong on so many levels.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 12:57 pm North Bend offers extra yard debris pickup Snoqualmie Valley Record - North Bend residents are now able to dispose of more debris from the recent windstorm, at a small additional cost. The city of North Bend has arranged for Republic Services, the city's trash services provider, to pick up yard debris in addition to its regular service.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 12:10 pm Ann G. Beard SnoValley Star - Ann G. Beard, age 61 of Snoqualmie, died at home on Oct. 17, 2015.
She was a math teacher at Mount Si High School. Ann graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1978. Ann met and fell in love with her future husband, Charles, while visiting family in California in 1975. They married January 1978. [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 12:04 pm Crew chooses Snoqualmie Depot for historical short film SnoValley Star - NEW -- 12:03 p.m. Nov. 25, 2015
Standing amid the giant metal engines, it's easy to see why Seattle film director Gabriel Gonda chose the Snoqualmie Depot as a backdrop for his new short film.
"I've always loved trains," Gonda, 35, said.
The film, "End of the Line" -- a working title -- will be set in the [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 12:01 pm Calendar -- Nov. 28-Dec. 4 SnoValley Star - Saturday, Nov. 28
Santa Train arrives at the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad, departures begin at 9 a.m. from the North Bend Depot, last train departs at 3 p.m., 205 McClellan St., $22, www.trainmuseum.org, tickets almost sold out
NaNoWriMo Write-Ins with SnoValley Writes, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., 888-0554
Boxley's Birthday and Baumann [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 12:00 pm Snoqualmie weighs options for business park development SnoValley Star - NEW -- 12:01 p.m. Nov. 25, 2015
The City of Snoqualmie gathered public testimony regarding the proposed development agreement of a new grocer and potential retail space to be built in Snoqualmie Ridge at the City Council's Nov. 23 meeting.
The proposed development would sit on a 7.4-acre lot zoned as mixed use that is currently vacant, [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:59 am North Bend will not raise property taxes SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:59 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
Taxpayers in North Bend will see a decrease in their property taxes next year, as per a decision made by the City Council at its Nov. 17 meeting.
However, property tax revenue will rise, according to council members, because of projected growth.
The tax levy was set forth as the first [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:58 am Home Country -- Nothin' funner than an ol' ghost hunt SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:57 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
"Moon's getting big," Dud said over coffee the other day.
"Sure is," said Herb Collins.
"Time to go after The Ghost again."
"I'll be there," said Dud.
The Ghost, hereabouts, is a raccoon. He lives along Lewis Creek and is a wily old rascal. We love going coonhunting here, but the way [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:57 am To the Editor -- Rep. Jay Rodne's comments are wrong, inflammatory SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:56 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
Jay Rodne, who represents Issaquah and the rest of the 5th Legislative District in the state House, posted the following to his Facebook page:
"Obama wants to import 1.5 million muslims into the U.S. This is absolute madness! Islam is incompatible with western civilization! How anyone people need to die? [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:56 am To the Editor -- Rep. Jay Rodne does not represent me SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
I, like many other citizens, was aghast when I read the Truth Needle article in The Seattle Times (published Nov. 18) about 5th District state republican Rep. Jay Rodne's posts on Facebook after the horrific attacks in Paris. Rep. Rodne linked a questionable "news" source (pamelageller.com) reporting that "Obama [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:54 am Valley View -- A good man leaves a great legacy at EFR SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:54 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
If Lee Soptich had been a fire chief when I was a child, and he had made as big an impression on me then as he and his Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters do today, I would've said I wanted to be a firefighter when I grow up.
He loves [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:35 am Mitchell family's legacy leaves lasting impact at Mount Si SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
On Oct. 24, when Oregon State University quarterback Nick Mitchell stepped onto the field for the first time in a game against Colorado, his first snap came from a teammate he's known his entire life – his older brother Josh.
"I don't know if it's ever been done at the [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 -- 11:22 am KingCo honors Mount Si cross country coach Christine Kjenner SnoValley Star - NEW -- 11:22 a.m. Nov. 25, 2015
Christine Kjenner, the Mount Si High School cross country coach, has been named the Class 4A KingCo Conference's girls cross country Coach of the Year.
"It's been a long time coming," assistant coach Sean Sundwall said of Kjenner's award.
He said that this season, the choice was inevitable.
"I don't know how [...]Read more...