Carol Ladwig

Railroad Days honors Ed Wentz as Grand Marshal of Saturday’s parade

After 63 years of tinkering, including four in retirement, Ed Wentz might reasonably be expected to have run out of things to do in his… Continue reading

Hands-on fun awaits families this weekend at the 79th Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Old and new are combining this weekend at Snoqualmie’s end-of-summer festival, Railroad Days, which starts Friday evening in downtown Snoqualmie. Old favorites such as the… Continue reading

Good-bye Wednesday editions of the Valley Record

Everything changes, eventually, but this week, everything really is changing at the Valley Record. We have published our last Wednesday edition — the one you’re… Continue reading

North Bend doctor offers advice, solar filters, for safely watching solar eclipse Aug. 21,

Next Monday, at about 10:21 a.m., nighttime will descend on the Valley, for about two minutes. This remarkable event is the first solar eclipse to… Continue reading

Branch college campus proposed for Mountain Meadows Farm; Public meeting on proposal is Aug. 31

A proposal to bring the 210-acre Mountain Meadows Farm back into agricultural production, as well as into the education field, has raised many questions in… Continue reading

Festival at Mount Si has its roots in Alpine Days, Jamboree, even Grange Harvest Fair

North Bend has long celebrated a summer festival, no matter what the name was, and whether there was such a place as North Bend or… Continue reading

Getting creative: Festival at Mount Si expands on attractions for all ages this weekend

North Bend’s annual Festival at Mount Si just won’t be stopped. The organizers of this annual summer festival, Friday through Sunday at Si View Park,… Continue reading

Festival Grand Marshall Pat Cokewell has paved the way for community builders

There’s a lot to like about Pat Cokewell, and a lot of reasons you’ve probably heard her name. She speaks plainly and honestly, and expects… Continue reading

Hundreds show up for safety, community, at Snoqualmie’s Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo and National Night Out

Safety education has never been so much fun. Just ask the hundreds of children and families who took part in Snoqualmie’s annual safety fair, a… Continue reading

North Bend residents support idea of parks bond at town hall on parks acquisitions

North Bend already has lots of parks and open spaces, by national standards, but not nearly enough by local measures. The 50-plus people who attended… Continue reading

Valley Record has long record of not endorsing candidates for office

Each year during the elections process, we at the Valley Record are asked who we will be endorsing as candidates in the various local races.… Continue reading

Valley Record moves to Friday publication, Thursday distribution in August

Mount Si High School won’t be the only place in Snoqualmie to operate on a new schedule come the end of summer. Starting Aug. 25,… Continue reading

City candidates debate need for growth in Snoqualmie, mill site, affordable housing, bond issues

Last week in Snoqualmie, democracy looked like a room full of about 100 people, all ages, listening politely while a panel of city candidates spoke… Continue reading

Preservation group seeks to stop Dahlgren development, purchase ‘mule pasture’ land for park

North Bend citizens are speaking up for their beloved open spaces, and paying up, too. In recent weeks, two crowd-funding efforts on GoFundMe were launched… Continue reading

Local agencies retrieve 17 tubers from Snoqualmie River in two water rescues Wednesday evening

Two water rescues and a motorcycle accident near Fall City made for an eventful evening for Fire District 27 emergency personnel, and surrounding agencies yesterday.… Continue reading

E.J. Roberts Park expansion project is running out of time

A five-acre parcel of land next to North Bend’s E.J. Roberts Park would be a dream come true for a partnership of the residents of… Continue reading

Women in local government positions keep Valley cities vibrant | Women in Business 2017

Inspired by our Women in Business special section, running this week on pages 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14, we at the Valley Record wanted… Continue reading

Tolt Hill Bridge to stay closed at least two weeks; engineers to examine if bridge can re-open to small vehicles

When the new Tolt Hill Bridge was built in 2008, it was built exactly according to the plans, King County Roads officials say, only the… Continue reading

Valley homeless shelter to become nonprofit Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services

Five years ago, a group of citizens came together and created the Snoqualmie Valley’s first shelter for the homeless. The seasonal and travelling Snoqualmie Valley… Continue reading

Road work starts Monday on North Bend Way; Downtown plaza project scheduled in July

North Bend Way entered the construction zone Monday, June 12, when work began on a new sidewalk for two blocks on the north side of… Continue reading