Uncovering local history

August 26, 2014

David Battey of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society will present a program about Japanese immigrants who worked in the local lumber industry prior to World War II. The program begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Aug. 26) at the Snoqualmie YMCA, 35018 S.E. Ridge St.

The program materials were gleaned from the Weyerhaeuser Archives and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society.

“We have some amazing photos to share,” Battey said.

He will talk about some of the challenges the immigrant Japanese families faced, including internment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

One highlight will be the story of George Abe who was the valedictorian of the Snoqualmie High School class of 1935. Abe fought in World War II in Europe and receive numerous military honors.

 

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society Photograph This Japanese labor crew worked on the railroad for the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company in 1930.

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This Japanese labor crew worked on the railroad for the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company in 1930.

One dead in North Bend shooting

August 26, 2014

One man died as the result of shooting Aug. 25 in North Bend.

Officers from the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 45000 block of North Bend Way shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Officers found two adult men in their 40’s in their apartment. One of the men was deceased when officers arrived.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

The Major Crimes Task Force responded to the scene and a suspect was later booked into the King County Jail on manslaughter charges.

One dead in shooting in North Bend

August 26, 2014

NEW — 11:25 a.m. Aug. 26, 2014

One person died as the result of a shooting Aug. 25 in North Bend.

Officers from the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 45000 block of North Bend Way shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Officers found two adult North Bend residents in their apartment. The victim was deceased when officers arrived.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

The Major Crimes Task Force responded to the scene and a suspect was later booked into the King County Jail on manslaughter charges.

Relay for Life wraps up 2014 event

August 24, 2014

Relay for Life teams need your donations now to wrap up the final fundraising efforts for the 2014 event. The deadline to contribute and earn credit toward this year’s American Cancer Society relay is Aug. 31.

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Campfires ok now in some state parks

August 23, 2014

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has lifted the ban on campfires in Western Washington state parks. Western Washington is considered the region west of the crest of the Cascade Mountain range.

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Mirror Lake reflects a great hike

August 22, 2014

With the summer heating up again, think about cooling off with a hike that ends at a water hole enticing enough for wading and deep enough for swimming.

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Easy summer Dessert tastes outrageous

August 20, 2014

Top off your summer grilling with a fresh and sexy treat for the barbecue. Dressed to impress every single time, this will become a family favorite dessert. Fresh nectarines make this a healthy choice.

The topping? A little indulgent but so good!

Grilled nectarines top off a summer barbecue.

Grilled nectarines top off a summer barbecue.

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Local legend leads Grand Parade

August 20, 2014

Calder Productions Charlie Kinnune, Mount Si High School football coach, waves to the crowd watching the Railroad Days Grand Parade Aug. 16 in Snoqualmie. He served as the Grand Marshal. Kinnune was surrounded by Wildcat football players in the pick-up truck and another group of players walked alongside the truck, shaking hands with the audience.

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Charlie Kinnune, Mount Si High School football coach, waves to the crowd watching the Railroad Days Grand Parade Aug. 16 in Snoqualmie. He served as the Grand Marshal. Kinnune was surrounded by Wildcat football players in the pick-up truck and another group of players walked alongside the truck, shaking hands with the audience.

 

 

Gigantic Bicycle Festival pedals into Valley

August 20, 2014

An estimated 500 bike riders will ride from Magnuson Park in Seattle to Centennial Fields Park and Meadowbrook Farms in Snoqualmie where they will join another 1,000 people in a multi-day festival of camping, music, art, and bicycles.

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Failing-school letters mailed to parents

August 20, 2014

Seattle Times education reporter

Because most Washington school districts don’t have 100 percent of their students passing state math and reading tests, the federal No Child Left Behind law says the districts must send letters to families explaining why.

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