After 31 years of teaching, Snoqualmie resident Mike McCoy has found a new passion, building guitars. McCoy started a non-profit, Tokul Creek Guitars, to build and give away guitars to children and teenagers unable to afford them.
North Bend's largest park, Torguson Park on North Bend Way, will be getting an update almost two years in the planning. North Bend City Council members voted Sept. 20 to approve the $1.6 million project to add restrooms and a concessions building, relocate two of the fields and add turf, build a trail looping through the park, and improving drainage on the fields.
Snoqualmie citizens gathered in the gymnasium of Cascade View Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 22, for the first of two Snoqualmie Town Hall events discussing Proposition 1, a public safety levy that would increase the property tax to fund the hiring of two more police officers and one additional firefighter, which will be on the ballot this November.
Carnation is not a sleepy little town any more. The city of about 1,800 people is starting to grow, with 65 homes permitted, or almost through the permitting process, for construction in four subdivisions, plus infill development. That growth, while welcome for its potential revenue to the city, may be a threat to Carnation's "country cool" culture, according to about a dozen people — and two chickens — who spoke at last Tuesday's Carnation City Council meeting.
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Saturday was a night of full houses in North Bend, and live music was on the menu everywhere downtown. The festival's 21 venues filled up quickly and emptied out in trickles as Blues Walkers made their way around the city to see as many local, national and international performers as they could.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the King County Sheriff's Office began investigating a threat made by a student of Tolt Middle School in Carnation to three other students.
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce held the first of two candidate forums for the upcoming general election on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Snoqualmie TPC Golf Course.
Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Association and Bendigo Properties, LLC, is proposing to develop an athletic complex on 11 acres along Boalch Avenue. The city of North Bend is taking public comments on the development agreement which will establish the rules of the project.
Fall City voters in Fire District 27 will vote in the November general election on renewing the fire protection district's maintenance and operations (M&O) levy, which ends this year.
After a successful first year raising more than $1,600, the Mount Si High School Key Club is organizing its second Bark for Life event.
A combination of sediment and invasive plant species have plagued farm drainage ditches in the Valley for years, but with the help of King County's Agricultural Drainage Assistance Program, farmlands are getting the maintenance they need.
The North Bend City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the school impact fee to be collected for the Snoqualmie Valley School District in 2017, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend.
This November, Duvall residents will vote on the city's Proposition 1, a tax levy to fund improvements to Big Rock Ballfields, a full-time school resource officer and updating the city's technology infrastructure.
North Bend's streets and sidewalks will fill with visitors this weekend as the fourth annual Blues Walk returns to downtown. It will be a blues-lovers bonanza with live blues performances staged in 21 venues, large and small, throughout the evening, and admission to all via one ticket.
Several Democratic precinct committee officers, for the upper Snoqualmie Valley, are sponsoring a "Meet and Greet" for local Democratic candidates, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend.
In preparation for an updated Parks District System Plan, the Si View Metropolitan Parks District held an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Si View Community Center to receive feedback from residents on important projects for the future of the district.
Representatives from the Snoqualmie Tribal Council, and more than 20 tribe members are going to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight against development on sacred land.
A man who died on Mount Si roughly two decades ago remains unknown a year after his remains were found, and King County Sheriff's officers are asking for the public's help.
Mayors from across the Eastside gathered Sept. 9 at Cascadia College in Bothell for Leadership Eastside's annual mayors' panel.