Local Business Owner Bill Cooper Named to NSBA Leadership Council

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Bill Cooper, President of The Cooper Management Institute, LLC, Snohomish, WA has been named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly non-partisan basis. Cooper, a recognized leader in the small business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policy makers in Washington, DC.

Cooper is a retired Chief of Police, a former Senior Manager in two Fortune 200 corporations, and is a university professor. He started The Cooper Management Institute, LLC to assist organizations in developing leaders and organizational performance.

Cooper Joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of his efforts to address the many critical issues facing small business, including taxes, regulation, and health care as examples. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small business proposals.

For more on the NSBA Leadership Council, please visit

Farewell my furry friend…

  • Written by By Frank Sebenius
For the last three years or so, “Boone, the Intrepid Pup Reporter”, has shared his adventures and opinions about life in the Snoqualmie Valley. Always reporting with an honest and untainted voice, although usually with bits of turkey gravy in his beard. Boone loved his family, home and valley.
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Quilts, music at Duvall’s ‘Festival  of Color’

  • Written by Lisa Allen

ChristyLocal resident Christy Allen reads the history behind the “Procrastination quilt” that was on display at the Duvall Visitor Center. (Photos by Lisa Allen) 
This year’s Duvall Outdoor Quilt Show “A Festival of Color” was yet again blessed with fine fall weather, if you don’t count that late afternoon cloudburst.
Colorful quilts were displayed throughout town including some Project Linus quilts in the Duvall Visitor Center. Along with the quilt show, the Duvall Cultural Commission sponsored an afternoon  of music in the Visitor Center. Musical groups included Tonal Recall with Betsy and Gerry, followed by Tinkham Road with Bob Antone.
Local resident
Christy Allen reads the history behind the “Procrastination quilt” that was on display at the Duvall Visitor Center. (Photos by
Lisa Allen)

Congratulations to all!

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The project included construction of a synthetic turf multi-purpose baseball field and soccer field with fencing and field lighting. 


Grants Received:
State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office, $500,000
King County Youth Sports (KCYS) $75,000
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, $50,000
SnoValley North Little League, $50,000
Snovalley Youth Soccer Association, $50,000
Contractor and Design Team:
D.A. Hogan & Associates, Design Engineer
Premier Field Development, Site Improvements Contractor
FieldTurf, Synthetic Turf Contractor

Pick a peck of pumpkins

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Pick a peck of pumpkins


Novelty Hill Farm on Northeast 124th is just one of many local farms that offer U-pick pumpkins from the field. The former dairy farm, operated by the same family for over 100 years, sells all natural, pesticide-free pumpkins, along with flowers, organic apples, apple cider, honey sticks and popcorn. The entire family, including numerous grandchildren, participates in the farm projects.