Carol Ladwig

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

Column: Institutional voting knowledge won’t ever be lost

Remember when we used to have to figure out which voting precinct we lived in, and where we had to go to vote? How confusing… Continue reading

School board considers re-upping full levy, despite $25 million increase in state funding

An extra $25 million for the Snoqualmie Valley School District in 2019 won’t be enough to keep the district from asking voters to approve an… Continue reading

New and improved Ironwood Park in Snoqualmie celebrates official re-opening

Snoqualmie cut the ribbon on recent park improvements Wednesday at Ironwood Park on Snoqualmie Ridge, with a small, but dedicated crowd of park users. Children… Continue reading

Hear, hear! for candidates, forums, and Election Day

Almost every January since I’ve been at the Record, I have compiled a list of words to retire. These are generally popular expressions overused to… Continue reading

State Ag Program of the Year honors go to small but growing Cedarcrest ag department

A little over a month from now, the staff and students of Cedarcrest High School’s agriculture education program will find out how they compare with… Continue reading

Chamber gala Nov. 17 supports business and community development, new student program in Snoqualmie Valley

It’s likely the first holiday party of the season, and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 17 gala is part of another first, too,… Continue reading

North Bend candidate forum covers regional collaboration, truck traffic, growth and candidates’ lessons learned

North Bend is a city of contrasts, holding the enviable position of being home to many recreational opportunities and just off an interstate highway that… Continue reading

School board candidates debate definition of student success, school district funding in Oct. 12 forum

Students led the discussion, kept the conversation moving and provided the questions in the Oct. 12 school board candidate forum. Grace Lansberry and Wilson Toft,… Continue reading

Take a thrill ride Oct. 28 at DirtFish Rally School

Maybe you’ve heard a spooky legend about Snoqualmie’s old mill site and want to investigate, at night, or maybe you’re looking for a Halloween-themed thrill.… Continue reading

County Council candidates prioritize traffic in Snoqualmie forum

What mattered most to the two candidates for the District 3 seat on the Metropolitan King County Council last week was how county residents get… Continue reading

Rules of the page for Valley letter-writers

North Bend’s City Administrator, Londi Lindell, gave me the perfect turn of phrase for this time of year, and it’s one I’ve been using, and… Continue reading

Rare electric interurban car added to museum’s collection

“It takes a little imagination,” Northwest Railway Museum Director Richard Anderson said, as a deteriorating 1907 train car arrived in Snoqualmie. A little imagination, but… Continue reading

North Bend cuts the ribbon on updated ballfields, other improvements at Torguson Park

Turf fields, a new concessions stand, a walking trail, and the removal of the explosion-damaged storage building were all celebrated as improvements in North Bend’s Torguson Park Sept. 14.

Families feast on local food at Tilth Farm Faire

Families snacked on fresh picked carrots and pear or sampled their own harvest from grapevines and apple trees Saturday at the Sno Valley Tilt Farm… Continue reading