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Finished Opstad mural invites students to engage and explore their world

After many months of work, a mural for Opstad Elementary School’s gym is complete and installed, thanks to local artist Kristin Lockwood. Lockwood, a North… Continue reading

Mount Si’s Empty Bowls fundraising dinner raises $1,000 for local food banks

With more than 80 people attending their annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, the Mount Si High School cheer team raised $1,000 for the Snoqualmie Valley Food… Continue reading

Fall City schools locked down for an hour while police pursue car theft suspects

Fall City schools went into lockdown for about an hour this afternoon, while King County Sheriff’s officers pursued suspects in a stolen car. The deputies… Continue reading

Firefighters battle two Christmas Day fires in Valley

North Bend’s Eastside Fire and Rescue Station 87, along with other local fire departments including Snoqualmie and Fall City, worked together on Christmas Day to… Continue reading

Snoqualmie receives Quadrant donation of four open-space properties

Quadrant, one of the developers responsible for the Snoqualmie Ridge, has offered to give the city four forested properties around the north side of the… Continue reading

Holiday spirit headquarters: Giving Tree program wraps up with two-day shopping event at North Bend LDS church

Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis held their annual Giving Tree event last week, where hundreds of donations of toys were available at the North Bend Church of… Continue reading

Snoqualmie council appoints ethics officer, amends budget, awards 2018 human services funding

At their last meeting of the year on Dec. 11, the Snoqualmie City Council pursued plans announced in October to begin an investigation into a… Continue reading

After 40 years, a new sign has been installed as part of an Eagle Scout project by Will Huestis. From left: Tess Huestis, Steve Huestis, Nick Steinrich, Will Huestis, Dawson Thomas, Mike Bateman, Wyatt Richeter. (Courtesy Photo)

Final element of Charles Peterson Memorial is completed with installation of new church sign

After 40 years, Snoqualmie United Methodist Church installed a brand new sign this November as part of Will Huestis’ Eagle Award project. The plans for… Continue reading

After 40 years, a new sign has been installed as part of an Eagle Scout project by Will Huestis. From left: Tess Huestis, Steve Huestis, Nick Steinrich, Will Huestis, Dawson Thomas, Mike Bateman, Wyatt Richeter. (Courtesy Photo)

Two Rivers students learn about history preservation with Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society

The preservation of history in the Valley made some progress this month when Two Rivers students and Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society members met to learn… Continue reading

Snoqualmie council votes to take 1 percent property tax increase for 2018

In a 5-2 vote, the Snoqualmie City Council on Nov. 27 approved a property tax increase by the maximum limit of 1 percent for 2018… Continue reading

Valley organizations form coalition to improve public transportation options for residents

Transportation in and around the Valley continuously faces challenges, but a new group of representatives of organizations in the area is hoping to make some… Continue reading

Empty Bowls fundraising event and community dinner returns Dec. 8

After a successful event last year, the students from the Snoqualmie Valley School District are preparing for another Empty Bowls fundraisers on Friday, Dec. 8,… Continue reading

Woman who followed dog into river Saturday rescued by firefighters

A woman who followed her dog into the Tolt River Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, was rescued by firefighters from Eastside Fire and Rescue, Fall City,… Continue reading

Duvall traveler returns from five month journey across Mongolia

Not everyone has the urge to go on a months-long trips to different countries, but one local traveler did just that earlier this year. Duvall’s… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Council considers 2018 property tax rates

Snoqualmie’s City Council heard arguments in favor of increasing the city’s property tax levy by the allowed 1 percent last week, but will not vote on the issue until next week.

‘A Christmas Carol’ returns for its 10th production at the Valley Center Stage; Opening night is Dec. 1

The classic Charles Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol,” will be returning to the Valley Center Stage in North Bend, beginning on Friday, Dec. 1. “A… Continue reading

Carnation hires Amy Arrington as new City Manager

The city of Carnation welcomed its newest addition to the administration in October. Amy Arrington has recently been hired as the new City Administrator. Coming… Continue reading

Snoqualmie worker left with broken legs after being hit by a truck

A miscommunication between co-workers led to an injury resulting two broken legs last week. At 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, a man fell as… Continue reading

Three Mount Si runners make it to state cross country championships

The Mount Si High School Cross Country teams ended their season in the 4A state meet after a strong showing at the KingCo League Championships.… Continue reading

Hospital board approves formation of negotiation team for affiliation process

Snoqualmie Valley Public Hospital District 4’s board of commissioners made progress toward a business affiliation with Astria Health at their Nov. 2, meeting. The board… Continue reading