Carol Ladwig

How much big business should we tolerate? | Column

There’s a give-and-take that comes along, part and parcel, with living in the Snoqualmie Valley. It’s part of life in many other small cities, of… Continue reading

 

11U baseball team adds service component to regimen, donates food to Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

Playing on the Wildcat Baseball Club in the Snoqualmie Valley is a little different from playing baseball on a more traditional club team. The practices… Continue reading

 

The view of Mount Si from the Dahlgren property today will be affected by a proposed multifamily housing development, but maybe not as badly as opponents of the project fear it will. According to city projections, the planned landscaping, wide setbacks and a two-story limit on buildings closest to North Bend Way will minimize the visual impact of the project, which could break ground later this year. (Courtesy Photo)

Multi-family housing project on Dahlgren property progresses over Friends group’s objections

No one is saying that building high-density apartments on almost 18 acres of land between the Snoqualmie River and North Bend Way east of the… Continue reading

 

Kristen Schumacher is planning to open her business, Heirloom Cookshop, in Snoqualmie’s historic bank building by July. (Courtesy of Kristey Ray)

Plenty to choose from, but lost dog found is most-read Record story of 2017

Happy New Year to all of the Valley community. Like New Year’s resolutions, we have a tradition at the record of, at the end of… Continue reading

Kristen Schumacher is planning to open her business, Heirloom Cookshop, in Snoqualmie’s historic bank building by July. (Courtesy of Kristey Ray)

Roll credits: North Bend Theatre to start new chapter in 77-year history

Whenever there’s an event in downtown North Bend, there’s some element of it happening at the North Bend Theatre, on Bendigo Boulevard. It’s been a… Continue reading

County grant to open doors for troubled Valley youth, along with the doors of The Trail Youth coffeehouse

The Trail Youth began its outreach to troubled teens with coffee and doughnuts and now, with a Best Starts for Kids grant, it will expand that outreach into a mentorship program, nonprofit clothing bank, and naturally, a coffeehouse.

Holiday tradition requires a real tree

A perennial question we ask in December, for our Question of the Week feature, is “Real tree, or fake tree?” If you missed the answers… Continue reading

Good, muddy fun: Mountain biking club celebrates big season, recruits for next year

When the Mount Si Mountain Bike Club started in 2012, it was too small to actually compete. The six team members practiced together and occasionally… Continue reading

Santa and friends wave at Carnation residents from the Eastside Fire & Rescue Reindeer Engine, pulling into the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday evening. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Valley communities light up for the holidays; Saturday celebrations hosted in North Bend, Fall City and Carnation

Saturday was full of festivities in the Snoqualmie Valley, since most Valley cities hosted their annual holiday traditions during the day. North Bend extended its… Continue reading

Santa and friends wave at Carnation residents from the Eastside Fire & Rescue Reindeer Engine, pulling into the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday evening. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
Donations of supplies fill a quarter of the All-Star conference room. The Fall City business will take donations for the homeless through Dec. 20. (Courtesy photo)

Fall City business leads supply drive to help Tent City 4 homeless encampment

What would you need if you were living outside at this time of year? “Socks, shoes, coats, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows and food,” says Kristen… Continue reading

Donations of supplies fill a quarter of the All-Star conference room. The Fall City business will take donations for the homeless through Dec. 20. (Courtesy photo)
Paul Graves

Fall City legislator aims to make all legislators subject to public records requests in 2018

Rep. Paul Graves (R) of Fall City, in his second year as a state legislator, is proposing an end to a form of special treatment… Continue reading

Paul Graves

Fill up on soup, art, with Empty Bowls event | Column

Artistic ability has never, literally, never had a place in my toolbox. Not drawing, not sculpting, not flower arranging. I needed patterns and paint by… Continue reading

Dave Battey led a presentation Saturday on the history of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company, which started at Snoqualmie Falls 100 years ago. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Centennial celebration: 100 years ago, Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. planted seeds of community

Just over 100 years ago, the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company felled its first log, beginning an enterprise that built, among other things, a lasting community… Continue reading

Dave Battey led a presentation Saturday on the history of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company, which started at Snoqualmie Falls 100 years ago. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
Holiday lights gave Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park a warm glow for Saturday’s festivities. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Lights, Santa, music: Snoqualmie ushers in holiday season with Saturday celebration

It wasn’t really the tree lighting everyone was waiting for Saturday evening in Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park, but the big guy coming to light it. That… Continue reading

Holiday lights gave Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park a warm glow for Saturday’s festivities. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Praise for positive changes, made to serve a purpose

Have you noticed it yet? The absolute best new feature of our recently updated website? If you haven’t, I’ll give you a hint — you… Continue reading

County council approves utility franchise fee for right-of-way use; public comment period closes Dec. 7

Earlier this month, the King County Council approved a new fee for utility franchises using county right-of-way that could lead to an increase of about… Continue reading

Close races continue in second day of election returns; city incumbents lead while school board incumbents have mixed success

Local races dominated ballots in the Snoqualmie Valley this election cycle and in the second day of returns, little has changed in the various races.… Continue reading

Community connection: Students take charge of Veterans’ Day assembly at Mount Si High School

This weekend, we honor the men and women who have served in our military, in times of peace and in times of war. Veterans Day… Continue reading

Proposed weigh station move prompts North Bend town hall meeting Tuesday

As part of the eagerly anticipated improvements to the S.R. 18 and Interstate 90 interchange outside of Snoqualmie, the Washington State Patrol weigh station along… Continue reading

City plans to hire ethics officer, auditor to investigate events coordinator contract issues

Snoqualmie will soon hire an ethics hearing officer, as well as an independent auditor to investigate whether two employees have violated the city’s ethics code,… Continue reading