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Final election results show big support for North Bend cops, Si View | Carnation police prop fails by just 27 votes

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:49PM

King County Elections officials certified the results of the Nov. 4 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Final results followed early trends in the voting, with successful propositions in North Bend and for the Si View Metropolitan Park District, and a rejected tax increase in Carnation. The final tally for North Bend’s 0.1 percent sales tax increase for police and fire services was 64 percent (1,282 votes) in favor of the increase, to 36 percent (732 votes) opposed. Voter turnout was nearly 53 percent.

Snoqualmie merchants, Salish Lodge holding celebrations

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:48PM

Travel Snoqualmie back roads on Saturday, Dec. 6, for a festive family day trip. A free holiday shuttle between Salish Lodge & Spa and downtown Snoqualmie offers an opportunity to enjoy a variety of holiday-related activities throughout the region. Drive to Salish Lodge for special events that include the Lodge’s fourth annual fourth annual tree lighting ceremony, 4:30 p.m., and holiday afternoon tea, 2 to 4 p.m.

Haunting the great detective: Scrooge meets Sherlock Holmes in Valley Center Stage’s holiday play

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:54PM

Memorizing his lines on a smart phone, ‘Professor Moriarty’ is looking worse for wear. The brilliant, evil counterpart to Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty’s clothes are torn to tatters—shredded in a plunge off Switzerland’s Reichenbach Falls. In point of fact, he’s a ghost. Moriarty, played by Rich Wiltshire, and other spirits, portrayed by local actors, haunt fiction’s great detective, Dickens style, in Valley Center Stage’s holiday production, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.” The show opens Thursday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 20.

Dude, who poured syrup on my car? Party crasher, knife thrower, gas siphoner: This week's Snoqualmie Valley police calls

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:52PM

Sticky handle: On Wednesday, Nov. 19, a caller in the 7900 block of Center Boulevard Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a malicious mischief incident. In the previous 45 minutes, someone had poured syrup on the caller’s car door handle, where it was parked on Center Boulevard.

Duvall cop shooter suspect to be evaluated for competency

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:18PM

The man who reportedly shot a Duvall Police officer Sept. 15, fired on a King County Deputy’s vehicle, and led police on a high speed chase up the Valley and into a three-hour standoff, could face two assault charges, if he’s found competent. Joshua Stephen Kramer, 47, of Woodinville, has been ordered committed by the court, to determine his competency to stand trial.

Kicking off Santa’s season in the Snoqualmie Valley | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 1:24PM

Children waited semi-patiently, then thrilled when Santa arrived aboard the fire truck Saturday evening, Dec. 6, during North Bend’s Downtown holiday festival. The Christmas tree celebration included carolers and singalongs, dancers, crafts, warm bonfires and photos with the jolly old elf himself.

Finding their footing: Mount Si gymnasts coming into their own for first home 4A meet | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 22, 2014 at 11:31AM

After a rocky start on beam and vault, Jen Rogers upped her game on the beam and just plain rocked it on the floor in the Wildcats’ first home meet of the gymnastics season. Like other gymnasts, Rogers is starting to find her footing in 4A. Mount Si gymnasts competed against Redmond last Thursday, Dec. 11, in a three-way double dual with Interlake and Newport. The Wildcats had the second-highest team score of the match, 159.25 to Newport’s 165.65.

Finding the hustle: Cedarcrest girls team steps it up to get needed Hazen win

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 2:56PM

The Red Wolves girls needed a win, and they got one, delivering with strong defensive play and a rain of three-point buckets by senior Megan Ditore. Cedarcrest hosted Hazen on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20. The girls won 57-23, to get their second win of the season. Ditore led the Red Wolves with 21 points, all three-pointers. Freshman point guard Haley Hill and the two Townley sisters, senior Luann and freshman Elaine, each had eight points.

Single-lane traffic on Railroad continues into next week

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 4:35PM

Infrastructure work on Snoqualmie's Railroad Avenue has caused single-lane closures of the roadway this week, and drivers can expect the delays tomorrow and Monday, possibly longer.

Street work to affect night traffic on Railroad Ave.

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 5:29PM

Next week, starting Monday, Jan. 26, and continuing through Wednesday, Jan. 28, Snoqualmie's Railroad Avenue will be closed intermittently at night, while utilities work on the road continues.

State Patrol seeking information in highway robbery Jan. 24

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 30, 2015 at 10:17AM

Four people were robbed at knifepoint and assaulted early Saturday, Jan. 24, on S.R. 18 near Snoqualmie. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident and asking the public for more information about the incident.

Fir Street to close for three weeks

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 12:19PM

Starting Monday, Feb. 9, down Snoqualmie's Southeast Fir Street, between Railroad Avenue Southeast and Maple Avenue Southeast, will be closed for intsallation of underground utilities. The street will remain closed, around the clock, through Friday, Feb. 27.

School bond passing in initial results

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 9:34AM

Early returns show strong support in the Snoqualmie Valley School District for a school bond proposal. As of 8 p.m. election night, the district's $244 million bond was passing with nearly 62 percent of the vote.

Schools keeping students in area schools while SWAT resolves North Bend hostage situation

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Mar 18, 2015 at 10:54AM

Snoqualmie Valley School District officials are keeping students from the Wilderness Rim neighborhood in North Bend on school grounds at Opstad Elementary, Twin Falls Middle School, Mount Si High School and the freshman campus, and Two Rivers School this afternoon, while the King County Sheriff's Department addresses a hostage situation in a home in that neighborhood.

Man injured as Wilderness Rim standoff ends; roads should open by 9 p.m.

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 8:25PM

A man who held part of the Wilderness Rim neighborhood hostage for most of Tuesday has been apprehended. He sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, just before King County Sheriff's deputies captured him outside a home in the area of 424th Avenue Southwest and Southeast 176th Street.

Spring storm could produce a foot of snow along local mountain passes

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 2:02PM

Washington's Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory for the area. Forecasters are predicting more than a foot of snow to fall along the west slopes of the North Central Cascades including Snoqualmie, Chinook, White and Stevens passes and the North Cascades Highway by Sunday.

County listens on hospital land plan

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

Five members of the Metropolitan King County Council listened for nearly three hours last Thursday, March 20, as residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and other Eastside communities shared their thoughts on proposed changes to the county’s comprehensive plan.

District won’t go after May bond

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

Board to step back, reflect on three consecutive failures

Eggs-actly what she needs

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

City adopts downtown vision

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

The North Bend City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Downtown Master Plan, a vision to transform and revitalize the downtown core and draw shoppers into the area.

Children scramble at Valley egg hunts

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

2008 State of the City

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

North Bend mayor sets optimistic tone following new water appeal settlement

Bell rescued from flood-damaged church

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:25PM

Congregation is ready to move on, Pastor says

North Bend council seeks replacement for Garcia

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:24PM

With North Bend City Councilman Chris Garcia stepping down after almost five years of service, the city is looking for his replacement.

North Bend council seeks replacement for Garcia

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 6:24PM

With North Bend City Councilman Chris Garcia stepping down after almost five years of service, the city is looking for his replacement.

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