Light up Duvall

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 5
6 p.m.
Depot Park
26225 NE Stephens St.

Come ring in the Holidays with Duvall’s Annual Tree Lighting Event. There will be games, goodies, singing and, of course, Santa!
Pre-event fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Official program begins at 6 p.m. Tree lighting and Santa’s arrival around 7 p.m.
Event and most activities are free. Some are low cost or donation to support local organizations. For more information visit or call 425-788-1185.

Applause - November 10, 2014

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Department scholars have been announced for Monroe High School. Department Scholar selections are determined by the teachers of each department and based on the students’ interests in their courses, desire to excel and willingness to pursue further knowledge in their areas. In addition, the characteristics of commitment to excellence, good citizenship, class participation and leadership in class activities are essential to the final selections.

October 2014 Scholars are:
9th Grade Humanities – Bailey Maykovich & Kevin Milne
Agricultural Sciences – Eryn Byrd-Peterson
Drama – Akela Hunter & Braymer Shuey
Health – Brett Silvey & Lauren Miller
History – Isis Alexander & Matthew Turk
Instrumental Music – Juliann Yusko & Quinn Broman
Library – Joseph Deane & Morgan Clendenen
Marketing – Anjelika Cyr & Tucker Leidholm
Math - Anthony Frese & Cassidee Culbertson
Physical Education – Corey Rios & Emily Lorenz
Science – Isaac Gonzales & Samantha Johnson
Vocal Music – Dylan Hubach & Elijah Kirshbaum
World Languages - Chloe SanClemente Thompson & Sierria Underdown

Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has been selected for the 2014 Best of Monroe Award in the Cabinetmakers category by the Monroe Award Program. Each year, the Monroe Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, located in Monroe, is a leading manufacturer of custom cabinetry. Canyon Creek has been a recognized leader in the kitchen and bath industry since 1981 and has won many industry awards for its cabinetry and environmental practices.

King County Executive Dow Constantine honored small businesses that provide vital jobs with his fourth annual Small Business Awards.

Pacific Bag in Woodinville was a finalist for the Small Business of the Year award, which recognizes a small business that best exemplifies the tenacity, perspicacity and audacity it takes to successfully operate a small business.

Local Roots Farm in Duvall was a finalist for the Rural Small Business of the Year award, which recognizes the small business that has achieved excellence in one of the traditional rural industryclusters — agriculture, forestry, equine, home-based or other.

Oct 2014 MHS Scholars of the monthFront row (left to ight): Joseph Deane, Chloe Thompson, Bailey Maykovich, Cassidee Culbertson, Eryn Byrd-Peterson, Lauren Miller. Middle row (right to left): Morgan Clendenen, Akela Hunter, Juliann Yusko, Anthony Frese, Kevin Milne, Brett Silvey, Emily Lorenz, Isis Alexander. Back row (left to right): Elijah Kirshbaum, Samantha Johnson, Isaac Gonzales, Corey Rios, Matthew Turk, Quinn Broman, Anjelika Cyr, Dylan Hubach.

Thayer Barn condition worsening

  • Written by Lisa Allen, Editor

DUVALL–The timing couldn’t have been worse.

Just when Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA) members began to recharge their hopes for the Thayer Barn, even planning a community meeting to share their updated plans and gather public input, the barn took matters into its own hands.


Local horsewoman a winner at Las Vegas show

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Cassie Chriest, 2012 Cedarcrest High School graduate and Montana State University sophomore, along with her 16-year-old quarter horse Talk About Royal (aka Tar) won the Novice Amateur Western Horsemanship Champion Title, out of a deep pen of 140 competitors, along with the High Point Western Horse Award at the 2014 AQHA SmartPak West Championship Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, held October 1-5.


City youngster sees future in dairy farming

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Delights in show ring successes and his growing herd

DUVALL–A couple of years ago a curious Rick Heslinga took a stroll from his house down to Cherry Valley Dairy and asked Johnny Padilla, one of the farm workers, what he could do to help.

Johnny handed the Tolt Middle School student a pitchfork and told him to “have at it.” Rick did just that, starting with helping out with the cleaning and feeding. The youngster loved the work and it wasn’t long before he also became entranced with the Jersey milking herd and their calves. A quick study, he became a member of Bicycle Tree 4-H and learned how to win in the show ring.