No arguing Mount Si debate team tops in state

April 16, 2014

 

By Greg Farrar Ryan Hartman and Kevin Pusich (from left) recently finished second in the 2014 State Debate Tournament at the University of Puget Sound, while Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin, both seniors, finished third. Hartman won the overall speaker award.

By Greg Farrar
Ryan Hartman and Kevin Pusich (from left) recently finished second in the 2014 State Debate Tournament at the University of Puget Sound, while Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin, both seniors, finished third. Hartman won the overall speaker award.

Don’t argue with Ryan Hartman and Kevin Pusich. The Mount Si High School juniors can talk circles around you. Ditto teammates Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin. They have the trophies to prove it.

The four recently finished second and third in the 2014 Washington State Debate Tournament. Hartman also won the overall speaker award.

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Whirlybirds swoop through the skies

April 16, 2014

 

By Sam Kenyon The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle helicopters being flown at Meadowbrook Farm these days often have multiple rotors. The extra rotors make the small, remote-controlled aircraft more stable and a good platform for photography.

By Sam Kenyon
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle helicopters being flown at Meadowbrook Farm these days often have multiple rotors. The extra rotors make the small, remote-controlled aircraft more stable and a good platform for photography.

Some days, when the weather is nice, the air above the Meadowbrook Farm’s open fields in Snoqualmie is filled with the hum of whirling rotors as remotely operated helicopters and planes fly overhead. These Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are complicated flying machines that give their operators a taste of piloting without having to leave the ground.

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Women’s self-defense course is scheduled for May

April 16, 2014

A free woman’s self defense course will be taught by the Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department in May. The nationally-recognized course, Rape Aggression Defense System, includes physical training in how to ward off an attacker.

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Food bank reopens

April 16, 2014

The Mount Si Food Bank will open in a new location April 29.

Food will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at 1550 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend.

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Mount Si Senior Center fashion show postponed

April 16, 2014

Fashionation, a major fundraiser for the Mount Si Senior Center that was scheduled for May 2, has been postponed, according to Debbie Marlow, the program coordinator at the center.

A new date has not been announced.

 

State parks offers free parking

April 16, 2014

Washington State Parks has 12 free days in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park, including Iron Horse Trail and Olallie State Park. The next dates are April 19 and 22.

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Check out the owner’s manual of your mind in free worksho

April 16, 2014

A free workshop, Explore the Owner’s Manual of Your Mind, will be at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Park Street Healing Arts, 318 E. Park St., North Bend.

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State says it’s time to ‘Claim your Cash!’

April 16, 2014

More than three million people have unclaimed money and assets held in trust by the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Revenue officials said there is no better time to check www.claimyourcash.org to see if you or a family member has a share of the nearly $1 billion in property waiting to be claimed.

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Firefighters and Snoqualmie City Council honor outgoing chief

April 16, 2014

Most of the volunteer firefighters in the Snoqualmie Fire Department came to the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on April 14, to show their appreciation for the departure of former Chief Bob Rowe, who will be officially stepping down at the end of this month.

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King County wants your opinion

April 16, 2014

Stormwater — rain and snowmelt that flows off roofs, pavement and packed soils, and collects pollutants along the way — is ranked as the top source of toxic pollution to Puget Sound and to the region’s rivers and streams.

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