March 9, 2012
The Snoqualmie Valley School Board approved on a split vote the 2013 creation of a freshman learning center on the campus of Snoqualmie Middle School.
In a March 8 meeting as long as it was contentious, the five-member board also voted 5-0 to return a bond measure to a ballot no later than February 2013. The bond would pay for a new middle school.
Nevertheless, the school board’s 3-2 decision on the freshman campus means that for at least two years, the district will have two middle schools. Read more
November 10, 2011
Vote returns Thursday all but put an end to three close races in Snoqualmie Valley.
Snoqualmie Valley School Board candidate Geoff Doy increased his lead over incumbent Caroline Loudenback. Doy, who ran on a reform platform, leads by 80 votes with 40 percent of all potential votes tallied. King County election officials had expected a 52 percent turnout across the county.
Doy trailed on Election Day, but overtook Loudenback on Wednesday.
November 8, 2011
UPDATED-12:46 a.m. Nov. 9.
Incumbents Craig Husa, Caroline Loudenback and Dan Popp received varied news in the first count of votes Nov. 8.
While Husa trailed challenger Carolyn Simpson 2,803 votes to 2,317 and Popp led challenger Peggy Johnson 2,833 to 2163, Loudenback was locked in a virtual tie with Geoff Doy.
As of 8:15 p.m. on election night, Loudenback led Doy 2,571 votes to 2,550. Read more
July 6, 2011
When Geoff Doy moved from London to North Bend in the 1980s, he said it was an easy decision.
“The town had so much to offer, we didn’t want to leave,” he said.
He couldn’t have known the move embodied a tagline he would help craft as a citizen volunteer for North Bend’s marketing and branding efforts 20 years later.
Doy is one example of someone who happened upon North Bend and decided to stay. Gina Estep, North Bend’s economic development director, decided to capitalize upon the trend when she approached the mayor last year.
On the eve of North Bend’s centennial, Estep said, “It’s been a great 100 years. What are we going to do to build the city for the next 100?”
That question kicked off North Bend’s first formal brand initiative. Before the year was out, Estep had assembled a team of business owners, city officials and volunteer citizens with marketing and branding experience.
March 26, 2010
NEW — 4:00 p.m. March 26, 2010
Within a month, Snoqualmie Valley elementary students will know which elementary school they will attend next year.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Boundary Study Committee recently reduced the options it was considering from five to three.