February 27, 2013
Hands up, eyes closed, a thin smile peeking from behind his lips, Chris Clark still lives the dream.
The dream was born in Southern California, and it took him to unexpected heights as a musician, as he played his bass alongside Jerry Lewis, Les Brown, Vic Damone and Bob Hope.
The names don’t have as much glitz now, but neither did the ones listed above when they were in middle school. Just you wait. Read more
February 27, 2013
The Washington Department of Ecology has approved the city of North Bend’s updated shoreline master program.
North Bend’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration along the city’s eight miles of shorelines, according to a press release from the department.
“The city of North Bend sits between the South and Middle forks of the Snoqualmie River. Its shorelines are an essential part of what makes North Bend a great place to live and are an important part of our quality of life,” Mayor Ken Hearing said in the release. “The update of our master program reflects three years of hard work by our staff, planning commission and City Council, resulting in a finished product that we can be proud of.” Read more
August 1, 2012
Ten Valley students at four universities and two colleges earned end-of-year honors for their academic performance.
At the University of Oklahoma, Stephanie Rehm, of North Bend, earned a spot on the spring honor roll. Rehm earned a 4.0 grade point average, one of nine Washington students at OU with that GPA.
At Eastern Washington University, Cooper Helm and Nicholas Saty earned a place on the dean’s list.
At Wake Forest University, in North Carolina, North Bend’s Katherine Franklin made the spring dean’s list.
At California’s Azusa Pacific University, Brittany Whims of Snoqualmie and Alexander Bolves and Brooks Malberg of North Bend made the dean’s list.
At Connecticut’s Fairfield College, Nicole Stanton, of North Bend, made the dean’s list.
Lastly, at Oregon’s Linfield College, Katricia Stewart and Cody Tipton of North Bend made the dean’s list.
August 1, 2012
Events are at 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., unless otherwise noted. Call 888-1223 for more information.
Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9. All children welcome with adult. Wear your pj’s if you like. Enjoy stories, songs and surprises.
Drop-in eReader assistance, 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks and eReader or computer during a digital download demonstration.
August 1, 2012
Bogus bail call
A North Bend woman received a call July 12 from a man pretending to be her grandson. The man told the woman he was in jail in Mexico City and needed $1,500 wired to a Walmart in order for him to get out. She wired the money and then learned her grandson is not in Mexico City.
Two fathers got into a physical altercation July 13 over how one of the parents disciplined his child after the child pulled the hair of and threw rocks at the other child. The father who phoned the police declined to press charges. Read more
July 13, 2012
The hopes and dreams of many went up in flames when Peter Keller made a calculated decision to kill his wife and daughter and set his North Bend house on fire April 22.
Peter shot Lynnettee Keller, 41, and Kaylene Keller, 18, in the backs of their heads while they slept. He then set the house on fire to destroy any evidence and fled to a bunker on Rattlesnake Ridge that police believe he began carving out in 2004. Read more
June 26, 2012
Five hikers spent a chilly night near Mailbox Peak, just east of North Bend, when they lost the trail and darkness fell June 24.
Deputy Peter Linde, with the King County Sheriff’s Office, said six hikers, one with a 10-month-old baby, all from Oak Harbor, set off for a day trip.
The man with the baby decided to come down the trail after they had all reached the top at 6 p.m., and mistakenly thought the rest of the group was behind him, Linde said. Read more
June 19, 2012
A substitute teacher from North Bend was arrested June 15 for possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Police were tipped off that the man, 64, had posted a link to a child porn website on his Facebook page. They contacted the man and found he had many videos and photos containing “sexually explicit images of children,” according to the release. Detectives described the items they found as “disturbing.” Read more
June 14, 2012
Rep. Jay Rodne is inviting local residents in the 5th District to participate in his telephone town hall meeting June 19. The community conversation is from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The state lawmaker will take questions and share his thoughts on the 2012 legislative sessions and the many issues debated. Read more
June 6, 2012
When North Bend’s code enforcement officer confiscated The Nursery at Mount Si signs just before Mother’s Day weekend, residents expressed their disappointment with the city in a local Yahoo group.
“Shame on you city of North Bend” was a common theme on the message board, as were statements that the city was picking on a beloved small business owner. Read more