A fair to remember

  • Written by Valley View Staff


vvgirl with grey  horseCandace Loftus, 17, of Carnation and her mount Splendid SR pose for the camera on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair which closed on Labor Day. Candace and her 17-year-old Arabian mare compete in western games and English and western dressage. They are members of Hoofs ’n Paws 4-H Club. Candace is a Cedarcrest High School and Bellevue College Running Start student. (Photo by Lisa Allen)  vvhorse with saddleCatherine Nelson of Carnation and her 11-year-old Haflinger-Paso Fino cross Midnight Lily, members of Hoofs ’n Paws 4-H Club, are all ready for their class at the Evergreen State Fair. Catherine, 16, attends Cedarcrest High School and is also a Running Start student at Bellevue College. (Photo by Lisa Allen)

Thayer Barn project moving forward

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DUVALL–After having been forced to give up their dream of turning the Thayer Barn into a community arts center, members of the Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA) had no choice but to sit back and watch - for almost 10 years - as the building deteriorated.

The dream was dead - or so they thought - but recent developments may prove otherwise. Thanks to a tentative agreement between DFA and the new property owner, turning all those hopes and plans into reality seems a wee bit closer.


Cedarcrest High School agriculture program named best in state


Cedarcrest High School’s FFA and high school agriculture program earned the prestigious 2014 Washington Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program honors for the Western Region of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).  

Cedarcrest was chosen as the top agricultural program in the region and then was considered with the other eight regional program winners. Riverview was one of 230 programs in Washington state competing for the award.