Carol Ladwig

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

One big problem down, two to go: Area legislators discuss success of education funding plan, challenges of Hirst decision, traffic congestion for next session

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

Column: Learning from the past, planning for the future; deadline for submitting candidate questions is Friday

Last week, someone from somewhere else contacted us through our website to suggest that we editorialize against the Battle of Snoqualmie living history display scheduled… Continue reading

Wildcats face full month of strong 4A opponents for start of the season | Fall Sports Update

After the elation of beating Skyline in their season opener, the Mount Si football team had a setback last week, and a tough couple of weeks still ahead.

Day of the dogs: DoggieStock 4 doubles in size; day of music and tails drew more than 500 pets and and their people to North Bend’s Tollgate Farm Park

In its fourth year, the annual celebration of dogs and music is going strong in North Bend. DoggieStock 4 returned to Tollgate Farm Park last… Continue reading

To fight downtown blight, North Bend approves fee waiver for new businesses

Empty buildings and downtown blight will be combated in a new way in North Bend soon, but only time will tell if the city’s new… Continue reading

Cedarcrest runners break two-hour barrier in marathon relay, raise $1,000 for Treehouse for Kids

They didn’t exactly replicate the conditions created by Nike in a May 5 attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier last Friday. No custom shoes,… Continue reading

Third annual Battle of Snoqualmie is Sept. 16-17 at Meadowbrook Farm

Next weekend, the mountains surrounding the Snoqualmie Valley will echo with cannon fire and musketry, during the third annual Battle of Snoqualmie. This event, a… Continue reading

Burglars steal $1,000 worth of merchandise from Snoqualmie shop Thursday

An unknown number of thieves cut the security cables around merchandise outside Wild Hare Vintage in downtown Snoqualmie Thursday night, Sept. 8, stealing more than… Continue reading

Hundreds turn out to debate future of Mountain Meadows Farm

It will be both a farm and a college in the next few years, say supporters of a plan to restore Mountain Meadows Farm in… Continue reading

Going up: Mount Si High School construction project goes vertical; Framework for about a third of the new building is already up

Almost exactly two years from now, the new Mount Si High School will open, welcoming four years’ worth of students onto a single campus for… Continue reading

Ask your candidates, round 2; submit questions for forums by Sept. 15

We are just two months away from the most-contested election I can remember in the Valley. That’s not to say there haven’t been intensely competitive… Continue reading

Eclipse parties formed wherever there was a view in the Valley

People came out to parks, streets and sidewalks Monday, to stare up at the sky. Some were prepared, with cold drinks and lawn chairs, and… Continue reading