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Fog may have caused fatal Fall City plane crash

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 4:24PM

A 70-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning when his small plane crashed at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course at 8:15 a.m. He was alone in the 1958 Cessna 182, which took off from the nearby Fall City Airport in a heavy fog just minutes earlier, and was the only victim of the crash. The dense fog that may have contributed to the accident dissipated within an hour, revealing a violent crash that tore the wings from the plane, flipped it upside down and, according to the golf course supervisor who saw the crash, threw the pilot nearly 50 feet from the fuselage. Visiting the site in the early afternoon, Larry LaFevre, president of Fall City Airport Association where the victim rented space, was saddened and confused.

North Bend's huge explosion ruled accidental, clean-up can begin

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:22PM

Natural gas was a factor in an April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way, but it was an accident, according to a report coming from the King County Fire Investigation Unit. “We are comfortable it was an accidental event,” said Craig Muller, who completed his report last week. A release of natural gas in the Pizza Place building, undergoing renovation for a new business that was reportedly days away from opening, contributed to the blast. “It appeared that a couple of valves had been inadvertently left open,” Muller said.

Fourth of July streaker raises eyebrows in North Bend | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:11PM

At 9:13 p.m. last Friday, July 4, a caller in the 400 block of East Third Street in North Bend reported that a blonde woman in her 50s had undressed at the school playground, and was running down Third Street wearing only her underwear. She was also spotted behind the QFC, then eastbound on North Bend Way, then running up Orchard Street toward the Si View Community Park.

Veterans outdoor film project comes to North Bend Theatre

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:24PM

North Bend Theatre hosts the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Veteran Adventure Film Festival, 6 p.m. this Wednesday, July 16. Guest speaker Ben Patton hosts, as veterans show the films they made in the great outdoors. The festival is open to the public, with prizes and free admission.

Westbound I-90 will be closed to one lane at Bellevue; Prepare for backups

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

Valley residents who commute to Seattle should brace for major backups on Interstate 90, starting Friday night. At 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18, WSDOT contractor crews will close all but one lane of westbound I-90, just before Bellevue Way Southeast, for seven days.

Plan for added travel time over Snoqualmie Pass this weekend

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

Road closures from wildfires in north central Washington could reroute several thousand more vehicles onto Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass this weekend. The Washington State Department of Transportation predicts about 8,000 more vehicles could travel on I-90 on Friday and about 9,000 more vehicles on Sunday. Drivers need to plan for added travel time and pack their patience. For more information regarding statewide closures due to wildfires, visit the WSDOT Blog.

North Bend changes low-density zoning for more rural feel

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:22PM

As North Bend is growing, city officials are reconsidering how they want that growth to look, and more space is becoming a priority. In a special meeting July 1, the council established interim, or emergency standards for development in low-density residential zones, including an average lot size of 8,000 square feet (up from 6,500) with a minimum lot size of 7,500 square feet (up from 5,000).

Bands, bunnies, Twinkies and tunes: North Bend Block Party Photo Gallery

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 23, 2014 at 10:21AM

Ron Stettler of North Bend was so moved by Little Lion's performance, he approached the local band's singer and keyboard player, Madeline Wells, after her Community Stage performance with Parker O'Leary, and told her so. Stettler is a fan of North Bend's free downtown Block Party since year one, and was thrilled with how it went in year six.

Sno-Valley Senior Center invites public to meet director candidates

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation has narrowed its search for a new executive director, and plans to introduce the community to its finalists with a reception Monday, July 28. Meet the director candidates and learn more about them at the event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. with a formal presentation and question-and-answer session. An informal reception with the candidates is 5 to 6 p.m.

Carnation barn inspires, hosts night of arts and dance

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:00PM

An arts event, CabinFever’s Premier of “Salutations: A Tour Through Your Departure and Arrival” is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 N.E. 40th St., Carnation. CabinFever, a Seattle performing arts company, does an original show, with dance, music and artistic installation inspired by the house barn of Roger Thorson. The show explores the power of the witness and how a home serves as the constant in the lives of the hearts who inhabit them. Each evening show will include an artist talk-back.

Time to vote: State, judge races on the Valley's August primary ballot

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:01PM

A handful of Snoqualmie Valley offices are on the state’s primary ballot, sent out to all voters earlier this month. Voters can make their choices for the candidates to appear on the November general election ballot at the federal, state and judicial level.

Sold-out Twin Peaks Fest starts Friday in North Bend

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:04PM

Fans of the cult phenomenon “Twin Peaks” will come from all over the world Aug. 1 through 3 to eat doughnuts and cherry pie, meet friends, watch David Lynch films, visit the filming locations in the Valley, and generally just celebrate their passion for the early 90s television show. Tickets for the 21-year-old event sold out in early June; typically about 150 people attend the festival, which has its base at the Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend.

Past Tolt floodplain project untested, but working well for fish

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 3:54PM

Since the fall of 2009 when King County completed a levee removal project in Tolt Mac-Donald Park, Carnation, the Tolt River hasn’t seen significant flooding. It’s a good thing for the surrounding area, but not a true test of the project, which is similar to the Upper Carlson Floodplain Restoration project underway near Fall City.

Be safe: National Night Out coming to Snoqualmie Police station

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:17PM

The Upper Valley’s second annual National Night Out is 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Snoqualmie Police station, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Residents of Snoqualmie and North Bend are invited to take part. The evening includes a barbecue and activities for families and children, a bouncy house, mechanical bull, airbrush tattoos, and vendors talking about safety awareness and providing information.

Alpine Lake expansion takes strong step toward reality

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 11:25AM

Federal legislation expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating both the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers as "Wild and Scenic" has passed a significant milestone. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act (H.R. 361) passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee with a favorable recommendation.

Ready for anything: Former Snoqualmie mayor Fuzzy Fletcher goes into the disaster preparedness business

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 1:29PM

Randy “Fuzzy” Fletcher is not out to scare you. He just wants to make you think, and better yet, make a plan. Fletcher, the former mayor of Snoqualmie, and his wife, Rebecca Bastian, recently went into business as Fletcher Consulting, offering disaster preparedness for businesses and families. They have operated the business since October out of their Maple Avenue home in Snoqualmie, offering everything from five-day kits to generator installation to plans for keeping a company up and running in a disaster.

Drivers stop to help mama bear, cubs cross the street: Snoqualmie police, fire calls

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:51PM

Bear crossing: On Sunday morning, July 20, police received reports of a black bear with three cubs at Snoqualmie Parkway and Fisher Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie. They contacted a group of people stopped on the Parkway, who were trying to help the bear and cubs cross the intersection. They asked the group to not assist the animals.

North Bend man sentenced on molestation charges

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 10:38AM

A 23-year-old North Bend man, found guilty in April on two counts of first-degree child molestation, was given an alternative sentence from the King County Superior Court. Sentencing information for Lazarus Honeywell stated that he was eligible for the sexual offender sentencing alternative, or SSOSA, in part because of his youth and his support system.

Chelley Patterson sworn in to Snoqualmie City Council

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 10:38AM

The Snoqualmie City Council appointed Chelley Patterson to City Council Position no. 2, which was previously held by Jeff MacNichols. He resigned in May due to a family relocation outside of Snoqualmie. Patterson was one of six Snoqualmie residents who applied for the position and were interviewed by council members. By a unanimous vote of the council, Patterson will serve as council member until the term expiration of December 31, 2015. She may choose to run for election in 2015 to extend her term by another four years.

South Pole adventurers Chris and Marty Fagan honored as Festival at Mount Si grand marshals

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:28PM

This past winter, Chris and Marty Fagan of North Bend made a life-changing journey to the South Pole. They’re getting a hometown hurrah this summer, named grand marshals of the Festival at Mount Si Parade.

Snoqualmie tax will roll over for roads fix; Council seeks funding for aging infrastructure

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:27PM

Snoqualmie’s City Council has found a funding source for needed road improvements. Now they just need to pay off city hall. The council voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance repealing the scheduled sunset of a 3 percent utility tax that is now paying for the 2009 construction of city hall.

Fir Street closes Aug. 18 for Snoqualmie infrastructure project

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

The city of Snoqualmie will close Southeast Fir Street, between Railroad Ave Southeast and Maple Ave Southeast, starting at 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18. The street will be closed round-the-clock while crews dig a joint utility trench and install sanitary sewer and water mains, storm drainage, and steel casings under the railroad tracks.

Chief for a day: Snoqualmie Police honor boy, 6, battling illness

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:21AM

Six-year-old Nikos Cox, who lives with severe hemophilia, will be police chief for one very special day. Snoqualmie Police are taking part in “Chief For a Day,” an event that celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening chronic illness.

Is he with you? Man chats up Valley restaurant customers, checks out the kitchen before police toss him out

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 2:10PM

On Saturday, Aug. 2, police were called to the 4700 block of Tolt Avenue, for a complaint of a man causing a disturbance. The man entered a restaurant and walked around, talking with patrons who did not know him. He then walked into the kitchen. An officer removed him from the restaurant.

Greenway starts Indiegogo fundraiser for river bathrooms

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 2:43PM

Every summer, more than 26,000 people visit the Snoqualmie River to enjoy its beauty, bathe in its coolness, and float its currents. Yet, there is not a permanent toilet for visitors on the river. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has started a fundraising campaign, Pony up for a Potty on the Indiegogowebsite, to install a permanent vault toilet at two of the Valley's popular river access points.

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