Support another Valley treasure

March 26, 2015

It was heartwarming how the Valley recently stepped up to support the North Bend Theatre. We recognized that preserving this Valley treasure was worthwhile.

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Keep music alive here in the Valley

March 26, 2015

Once again, Danny Kolke, Karen Granger, Pat Cutchins and dozens of other volunteers put North Bend and the upper Snoqualmie Valley on the musical map with the recent successful Jazz Walk.

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Climbing mountains of all sizes makes you tired

March 26, 2015

“There’s no sense a-tall,” said Alphonse “Windy” Wilson, “in climbin’ a mountain. Why, you can percolate up to the top and what do you get? Tired.”

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Editorial — Look to Issaquah for student mentor program

March 19, 2015

In 2003, after the Issaquah Schools Foundation completed a needs assessment of their students, they created the mentoring program VOICE, or Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education.

VOICE recruits adults to mentor one child from the Issaquah School District for one hour every week. Children of all ages benefit from having an adult mentor who can help and encourage them in whatever challenges they are facing.

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Cartoon — week of March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

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Home Country — Fishing for compliments occupies the guys

March 19, 2015

As a prequel to the morning coffee inhalation down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank were found at the break of day, armed with fly rods, in their other guise as charter members of the Lewis Creek Piscatorial Pursuit Alliance.

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“I like your presentation, Dud,” said Doc, waving his hand-tied midge through the air.

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March 12, 2015

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Fido needs a leash when on our trails

March 12, 2015

King County Sheriff’s deputies have recently added dog duty to the list of things they monitor while they’re patrolling the trails and parks.

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Take a deep breath of spring and country odors

March 12, 2015

“Whenever we get tired of breathing the same air,” said Doc, “along comes spring.”

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Thank you for investing in our children and schools

March 5, 2015

Last week, King County Elections certified results of the February bond proposition. It is now official: Local voters have approved the bond measure by a strong margin.

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