Natalie DeFord

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank team members, from left, volunteers Don and Carolyn DeVolder, Mount Si High School sophomore Shira Shecter, volunteer Becky Sydnor, Operations Manager Heather Walsh, Teri Wood, Mickey Martindale, and Debbie Rowley with Mount Si freshman daughter Ellie. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank needs volutneers

Donations also needed, specifically Thanksgiving side dishes.

 

The Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial recognizes all veterans from the Valley. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Veterans Day recognized in the valley

Events celebrate local service members, past and present.

 

Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe owner Marsha Harris poses after enrolling her business in composting services through a program offered by the City of Snoqualmie and Waste Management. Businesses can join the limited time assistance program through the end of the year. Courtesy photo

Local business composting campaign through end of year

City of Snoqualmie encourages sustainable practice.

 

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                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

How to prevent falling trees

Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

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                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.
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                                John Howell, founding partner of Cedar River Group, speaks during an Oct. 28 special Snoqualmie City Council meeting on affordable housing policy.

Housing affordability policy roundtable held in Snoqualmie

Special council meeting, informative presentation.

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                                John Howell, founding partner of Cedar River Group, speaks during an Oct. 28 special Snoqualmie City Council meeting on affordable housing policy.
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                                Snoqualmie City Hall.

Snoqualmie to pursue public records software

City to authorize request for proposals.

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                                Snoqualmie City Hall.
Rendering of the proposed pool courtesy of Si View Metro Parks District.

Snoqualmie rejects Si View aquatic facility plan

City explores community center expansion and pool options.

Rendering of the proposed pool courtesy of Si View Metro Parks District.
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                                Una McAlinden has a participant place an issue on the board during a town hall meeting discussion about Snoqualmie’s values and future on Oct. 10 at Mount Si High School.

Snoqualmie today and tomorrow

Town hall meeting ponders current city trends and potential future outcomes.

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                                Una McAlinden has a participant place an issue on the board during a town hall meeting discussion about Snoqualmie’s values and future on Oct. 10 at Mount Si High School.
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                                Concrete was poured Oct. 3 for the base of a new, secondary clarifier at North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing improvements.

North Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements underway

Construction follows Wastewater System Facilities Plan.

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                                Concrete was poured Oct. 3 for the base of a new, secondary clarifier at North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing improvements.
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                                From left, Snoqualmie city council candidates incumbent Sean Sundwall, William Donaldson, Fuzzy Fletcher, incumbent James Mayhew, Elaine Armstrong and incumbent Katherine Ross participate in a forum hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.

Transparency topic ignites chamber forum

Policies labeled authoritarian, candidates accused each other of lying and other misdeeds.

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                                From left, Snoqualmie city council candidates incumbent Sean Sundwall, William Donaldson, Fuzzy Fletcher, incumbent James Mayhew, Elaine Armstrong and incumbent Katherine Ross participate in a forum hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.
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                                From left, Tracey Yeager Blackburn and Tim Harris compete for Carnation City Council Position 3 in the General Election.

Carnation candidates vying for seat

Harris and Yeager Blackburn both hope for city council Position 3.

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                                From left, Tracey Yeager Blackburn and Tim Harris compete for Carnation City Council Position 3 in the General Election.
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                                A group tours the facilities at Allegion (Technical Glass Products) during the company’s Manufacturing Day event. From left, Snoqualmie city administrator Bob Larson, Casey Duff from Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office, production manager Dave Jensen, Mount Si High School senior Dylan Van Vleet, Mount Si teacher Gregg Meyers.

Local students take Manufacturing Day tour

Panel discussed life in a manufacturing career.

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                                A group tours the facilities at Allegion (Technical Glass Products) during the company’s Manufacturing Day event. From left, Snoqualmie city administrator Bob Larson, Casey Duff from Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office, production manager Dave Jensen, Mount Si High School senior Dylan Van Vleet, Mount Si teacher Gregg Meyers.
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                                A summertime view of Snoqualmie Falls from the lower viewpoint, which is now closed for the off-season for maintenance. Other parts of the park will remain open.

Snoqualmie Falls closes boardwalk to park’s lower viewpoint

Off-season maintenance underway, other parts of the park remain open.

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                                A summertime view of Snoqualmie Falls from the lower viewpoint, which is now closed for the off-season for maintenance. Other parts of the park will remain open.
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                                From left, Darren Glazier and Mary Miller are competing in the Nov. 5 General Election for North Bend City Council Position 7.

North Bend City Council Position 7 race between Miller and Glazier

Two candidates vye for the spot in the general election.

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                                From left, Darren Glazier and Mary Miller are competing in the Nov. 5 General Election for North Bend City Council Position 7.

Love Snoqualmie Valley community-wide day of volunteering

About 600 people are signed up for the Oct. 5 event.

Snoqualmie may receive additional training for public records requests

State program offers guidance and information for establishing best practices.

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Snoqualmie City Council rejects county’s solid waste plan

Councilmembers express interest in landfill alternatives.

Snoqualmie City Council. File photo

Snoqualmie gets safest city nod

Ranks safest in state according to website’s matrix.

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                                Political signs are back up at Snoqualmie Ridge after a warning letter was sent out by the Residential Owners’ Association.

Who controls campaign signs at the Ridge?

ROA wants signs removed, however the law is unclear about jurisdiction.

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                                Political signs are back up at Snoqualmie Ridge after a warning letter was sent out by the Residential Owners’ Association.