For more than 20 year the local chapter of the Moose fraternal organization has supported Valley communities by fundraising and hosting events for services and charities. The group is determined to keep supporting those in need.
State Superintendent Randy Dorn announced July 21 the release of nearly $317 million in capital construction money, including more than $7 million to the Snoqualmie Valley School District for its construction of a sixth elementary school, set to open this fall.
North Bend Library has begun a Summer Meals program for the second year. The program offers children up to age 18 free lunches and snacks to coincide with summer reading programs for children.
This fall, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will open the newest elementary school in the Valley, Timber Ridge Elementary. On Thursday, July 14, district project manager Clint Marsh took members of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, administration, and the Valley Record on a tour throughout the building.
Snoqualmie-North Bend Police
The city of Snoqualmie will host an open house to present the first and second phase conceptual designs for the Snoqualmie Riverwalk project, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Snoqualmie City Hall. The event will begin with a presentation, followed by an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and share feedback with city staff and designers from Berger Partnership.
As garbage piles up in trails, campgrounds, rivers and public lands every year, Friends of the Trail is called in to help. North Bend residents Wade and Tania Holden have owned and operated the not-for-profit organization since April 15, 1996, for more than 20 years now, cleaning up trash and making an impact in the fight against illegal dumping in Washington State.
A 28-year-old driver was cited for causing a collision in Fall City Monday, after he admitted to being distracted by the Pokémon Go app. This is the first distracted driving collision reported to the Washington State Patrol (WSP) since the mobile app launched earlier this month.
Snoqualmie's search for a new police chief has begun. At the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on July 11, the council approved a recruitment services agreement with the Prothman Company to conduct the search for candidates.
On Sunday, Aug. 14, Duvall cancer survivor and Cedarcrest High School Alumni Katie Bunker will be taking part in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's 50 mile bike ride around Lake Washington to raise money for cancer research.
Fire Districts 10 and 38 will meet on a resolution asking voters to combine both agencies into one fire authority on the November General Election ballot, following a failed ballot measure in the April election.
Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water, Michelle Bowker from Laughing Horse Farm and a guest presenter, Karen O'Keefe from Australia will lead a day-long workshop on the latest in horse keeping techniques, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 22, in Preston, 10820 Upper Preston Rd. S.E.
Eastside Jam, a band comprised mainly of North Bend residents, is a regular at community events like this weekend's Block Party — on the Main Stage at 5:30 p.m. They're a perennial favorite for local crowds, and the feeling is mutual.
Wildfire is becoming more common in King County, but the threat can still catch landowners by surprise. In the event that wildfire threatens, extra precautions and planning are necessary to protect horses and other livestock from harm.
Several roads will be closed this weekend in North Bend, during the city's Downtown Block Party and Legends Classic Car Show Saturday and Sunday.
North Bend's annual community celebration of downtown is back this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, community members will be treated to children's activities, food, games and two stages of live entertainment.
About half of North Bend's permitted sewer system capacity is still available for new connections. Yet the wastewater treatment plant today doesn't always have that same capacity, a deficiency that has prompted city officials to consider a series of large sewer rate increases over the next five years.
Fall City Fire Department
As the clouds parted and the sun shone down over Mount Si, more than 200 people gathered for the 2016 Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life Saturday, July 9, at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, brings together survivors, family members and caregivers to honor those affected by cancer.
Snoqualmie Police Department's interim Police Chief Jim Schaffer was officially sworn in on Monday, June 27, at the Snoqualmie City Council meeting.