Twenty First Links and Alliances Conference - Oct. 14

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Snohomish County Department of Human Services today announced the Links & Alliances 21st Conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Youth will be held Saturday, October 14th at Everett Community College from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The Links and Alliances Conference is the only conference in Snohomish County specifically serving LGBTQ+ youth and families. It provides a unique opportunity for youth to experience a supportive community and receive education and mentorship to be healthier individuals.  The conference also provides an opportunity for friends, family members, educators, allies, and service providers to learn more about LGBTQ+ youth and how to create more supportive homes, schools, agencies and communities.

Cost: Youth (ages 14-20) are FREE; all other Adults – $25, with limited adult scholarships available. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

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Cedarcrest FFA Landscape Team Thanks Their Sponsors

  • Written by submitted By Kendra Mutch

In March, the Cedarcrest High School FFA landscape design team placed first at the state Nursery/Landscape competition, qualifying to represent Washington State in competing at the National FFA Convention this October. As a team, these students are working for local organizations and individuals to earn money for this opportunity. Cedarcrest FFA would like to thank their local sponsors, to date, who have contributed in funding the national team.

The Cherry Valley Horticulture Club wanted to support and promote Cedarcrest FFA horticulture education. The Horticulture Club has generously donated to fund the landscape team’s trip to national competition.

Sheriff’s Office Receives National Award for Highway Safety

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was selected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as a 2017 recipient of the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award. Sheriff Ty Trenary and Undersheriff Rob Beidler received the award on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office on September 19 in Louisville, Ky.  The Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made an impact on improving highway safety.

“We are honored to accept this award on behalf of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who have worked hard these past two years to help implement new and unprecedented changes in driving and traffic safety in Snohomish County,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary. “Our top priority remains employee and community safety and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure everyone gets home safely every night.”

In 2016, the Sheriff’s Office made traffic-related safety a top priority after the agency experienced 11 on-duty collisions in 2015 that resulted in major injuries for employees and civilians.  The Sheriff’s Office incorporated Below 100, a national program designed to eliminate preventable line-of-duty deaths and injuries, into agency-wide communications and mandatory training. At the end of 2016, the Sheriff’s Office saw a significant reduction in traffic-, pursuit-, and collision-related injuries and damages, decreasing major injury collisions by 32% and pursuits by 38%.

Large Donations to the City of Duvall

  • Written by Valley View Staff

At the September 6 Duvall City Council meeting representatives from the  Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association and Snoqualmie Valley North Little League each presented the City with $50,000 checks.

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Yet another piano is dropped from the sky

  • Written by Lisa Allen

Most of the youngsters enjoying Duvall's last SummerStage concert of the year had probably never heard of the 1968 Great Piano Drop, so were no doubt puzzled as to why a miniature "piano" was lifted up by a drone and dropped into the back field of McCormick Park. But that didn't stop them from instantly becoming engaged in the hoopla, running over to collect the uninjured replica and returning it to the adults in charge.

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