• Written by Valley View Staff

Do you have an old TV in your basement? Or a computer in a closet? Some scrap metal in the backyard? You can bring these items and more to the Special Recycling Collection sponsored by the City of Duvall on Saturday, August 18th at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall.

But getting rid of them isn’t free; there are fees ranging from 50 cents to $35 for certain items.

The Recycling Collection is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until full.  In past years, the line has started about 8 a.m. – up to an hour wait  – and produces a backup when the event opens.  To avoid a long wait in line, it’s better to arrive between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

All King County households are eligible to participate because the event is funded by grants from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, and King County Solid Waste Division.

Duvall Public Works crew and contractors will accept residential (not commercial) materials for recycling.

They plan to unload items in the following order:

1. Plastic plant pots –unbroken, sorted, without soil. (no other plastics)

Styrofoam loose packing fill – in bags (no styrofoam packing frames).

2. Clothing and household goods – items must be reusable as is.  Charity tax donation receipts available.  Please no furniture.

3. Batteries – lead-acid car, truck and marine batteries — we will be taking household batteries including cell phone and radio batteries.

4. Refrigerators and freezers – $20 - $25 fee / air conditioning units – $35 fee

5.     Fluorescent lights – 50 cents each.

6.  All electronics including TV’s, computers, monitors, and other electronics and audio equipment are FREE this year.

7. Uncontaminated used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze.

8. Passenger tires – $1 fee each, $2 on-rim (call for prices on larger tires)

9.  Scrap metal – hot water tanks, stoves, washers, dryers, cast iron sinks and tubs, iron, steel, auto parts, etc.  All materials must have fuel and oil removed.

Unacceptable items will be refused and you will have to take them back.

Load the materials for the higher numbered stations into the front of your vehicle.  This will make it easier to unload the low numbers first.

If you have questions about the Special Recycling Collection, call the recycle contact at (425) 788-1185 before you load up.

The Special Recycling Collection is not the place to take household hazardous wastes like cleaners, oil-based paint, mercury products, propane tanks or pesticides.  Take these HHW materials to the Wastemobile. It will be at Redmond Home Depot August 17th – 19th.

For more Wastemobile information, call (206) 296-4692.

Cedarcrest High School alum receives Eastern Washington Univ. scholarship

  • Written by Valley View Staff

CHENEY–Aaron Shell, 18, of Duvall has been awarded an Academic Honors scholarship for $3500 for the 2012-2013 academic year at Eastern Washington University.

Aaron (Cedarcrest High School class of 2012) participated in his high school’s TV station CHS TV, drama club, and thespian society. Shell will major in film. He hopes to be involved in the theater and film departments at EWU. Aaron is the son of Terri and Allan Shell of Duvall.

Congratulations to the 2012 Rise and Shine Award recipients

  • Written by Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
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The “village” – those who truly make our valley communities shine, year after year. Photo by Ryan Lewis, SVCN
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is proud to recognize the recipients of the 2012 Rise and Shine Awards.

Each year Valley residents from diverse sectors of our community are nominated by fellow community members for their volunteer efforts and their dedication and commitment to the health, safety and welfare of all who live here. Nominees are then honored at the annual Rise and Shine breakfast where nominators are given the opportunity to speak about each recipient and share of their inspiring volunteer endeavors.

Brandi Painter, Angela Donaldson, Sandi Britt, Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, Sandy Conway, Nancy Perry, Kellie Eaton, Kelley Houser, Austin Koons, Kim Ferree, Monica Niemela, Elvira Zoller-Knecht, Sara Ullman, Keri Bailey, Sue Korol, Jamey Tisdale, Paula Matthysse, Stacey Cepeda.

In addition to the Rise and Shine Awards, the Network also recognizes outstanding community partnerships, youth leadership and those who have left a legacy through their notable commitment to community service.

The 2012 Kristy Trione Community Partnership Award was given to Sue and Davin Henrikson of Kokopelli Gardens: The Henriksons stand out as community partners for their ongoing support of the need for teens to have access to healthy social alternatives and an accessible location to host them. The Henriksons and the facilities at Kokopelli Gardens have been instrumental to the success of many Riverview Youth Council events over the years.

The 2012 Youth Legacy Award was given to Carly Christensen: As a founding member and 2011-12 president of the Riverview Youth Council, Carly helped to give youth in our valley a voice, and provided meaningful ways for youth to volunteer, mentor and connect through Youth Council sponsored events  throughout our community.

Carly genuinely strives to make the world a better place, and to “be the change” through her passion and dedication to community service.

The 2012 Professional Legacy Award was given to Kristy Trione: Kristy’s impassioned work as the executive director of the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network for the past ten years brought a compassionate, cohesive and comprehensive structure to the many sectors of our community. Her inclusive,  inspiring manner helped to create a means for bonds and connections with individuals and organizations throughout our Valley. Kristy’s dedication to our community has truly left a legacy which will be treasured for many years to come.

“These awards really embody the spirit of the Snoqualmie Valley, a community whose members strive to build and create a caring community that  allows us all to thrive,” said Laura Smith, current executive director, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.

Congratulations to all 2012 Rise and Shine Award recipients, your passionate dedication to community service is a profound source of pride and inspiration.

Thank you for the positive difference your efforts continue to make for the many children and families in our valley.

About the Network

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network was created with a vision to work in partnership with all sectors of our community, to provide a supportive environment where all families have an opportunity to thrive and be connected, supported and cared for. The importance of giving youth a voice, valuing the community process, and using data/research for appropriate measured outcomes are at the core of our foundation. The Network board and staff take pride in being a resourceful, diverse group dedicated to supporting meaningful work  throughout our community, by generating informative community health/welfare focused programs and events.

If you would like to learn more about the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network or have an interest in joining our board, please visit:www.snoqualmievalley

4th Celebration kicks off centennial

  • Written by Lisa Allen, Valley View Editor

Isabel Jones, lifetime Carnation resident and local historian, was honored as grand marshal of the Great Carnation 4th of July Celebration.

Hjertoos descendants who were among the many representatives of pioneer families who joined in the parade.


Lisa Allen/Staff photos

The event was the kick-off for the city’s centennial. The 100-year anniversary, on Dec. 31, will be noted with a big party and fireworks.

Art in Bloom dazzles

  • Written by Valley View Staff


This giant metal horse sculpture, which appears to be browsing on some foliage, welcomed guests to Art in Bloom and Kokopelli Gardens.