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North Bend voters back extra police measure; Carnation's prop failing by 4 votes

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:31PM

Early results from the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election showed North Bend residents in favor of extra police and local parks, while in Carnation, a package for more police protection was failing by the narrowest of margins. North Bend voters showed strong support for the city's public safety measure, Prop. The 0.1 percent sales tax increase, projected to bring $200,000 in revenues for police and fire protection budgets had 59 percent voter approval in early returns on Tuesday night. A total of 605 voters, 59.49 percent, voted yes on Prop. 1 to 412, or 40.51 percent no votes.

Valley veterans, show your pride at local schools for Vet's Day assemblies

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 4:30PM

Several schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District have invited special guests, including veteran family members, friends and neighbors, to be honored during their upcoming Veteran’s Day assemblies and concerts. Here are a few of the activities taking place:

Suspect in stun-gun robbery captured in downtown Snoqualmie standoff

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Nov 12, 2014 at 10:41AM

Snoqualmie Police and an allied SWAT team captured the suspect in two armed robbery in North Bend, following a seven-hour siege of a downtown Snoqualmie apartment. The robbery occurred Thursday, Nov. 6, around 10 a.m. Police reported that a masked man entered the Carter's store in the North Bend Premium Outlets mall, and threatened the store clerk, who was alone in the shop.

North Bend dog dials 911 after stepping on the phone | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 1:26PM

Doggie dialer: At 3:02 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, police received a 911 call from the 1000 block of Southeast Symmons Place, North Bend, but no one was on the line. Police eventually spoke to a resident, who said her dog must have dialed 911 when he stepped on the phone.

Election update: Voters choose extra North Bend officer, reject Carnation police measure by 30 voes

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 5:39PM

Results from the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election showed North Bend residents in favor of extra police and local parks, while in Carnation, a package for more police protection was failing by a narrow margin. A sales tax increase in North Bend was voted in, by an overwhelming majority of 1,188 yes votes, 64 percent, to 670 no votes, 36 percent. The 0.1 percent addition raises the city’s sales tax to 8.9 percent and is projected to raise city revenues by about $200,000.

Hospital to take its own path: District 4, Overlake back out of affiliation talks

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 5:41PM

King County Hospital District 4 and Overlake Hospital have backed off from a deal to sell Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and its clinics to the Bellevue company. Negotiations were made public this summer and discussed in private sessions this fall, as well as at a public hearing on Oct. 2. The deadline for a decision on affiliation had been pushed to March, but last Thursday, the district announced that the hospital will stay independent.

A day of respect: Snoqualmie Elementary pupils thrilled to honor veterans | Photo Gallery

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:50AM

Students at Snoqualmie Elementary School held their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, Friday, Nov. 7, welcoming family members, servicemen and women, for a special ceremony with readings, songs and poems.

Out on a high note: Wildcats end 2014 football season with Lynnwood blowout

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 10:13AM

It was a big, emotional night to close out the football season for Mount Si last Friday, Nov. 7. The Wildcats dominated Lynnwood, piling up seven touchdowns, imposing the mercy clock and giving the second string some experience. The Wildcats won, 47-13, with touchdowns by Cory Cotto, JoJo Hillel, Sean Hyland, Parker Dumas, and three by Colton Swain. Kicker Jake Ethington contributed five extra points.

Support school counseling at Tuesday's North Bend Friends of Youth Breakfast

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 1:00PM

Friends of Youth will hold its second annual Youth and Family Services Fundraising Breakfast to increase counseling support for youth in Snoqualmie Valley School District schools. The North Bend breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Meadowbrook Farm interpretive center. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

Horsepowered: Artistic fundraiser helps Lower Valley rescue ranch’s big holiday plans | Photos

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 12:13PM

Painted ponies that are popping up in Carnation and soon, Duvall, are raising funds for a local horse rescue farm. Beth Marcey, a volunteer at Seven’s Haven Horse Rescue, and family members created 60 pony figures, mounted on sticks, that can be seen at local homes and businesses including Ixtapa, ACE Hardware, Starbucks, Blake’s Pizza, IGA and Sno Valley Auto Rebuild.

Snoqualmie River hitting flood stage today, Floodzilla warns

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:12AM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Valley-based Floodzilla are tracking river gauges, and predict that the Snoqualmie River will hit a low-level flood stage today.

North Bend Council takes no property tax hike for 2015

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:40PM

Expressing their appreciation for area voters’ support of recent tax initiatives, the North Bend City Council decided against a property tax increase Nov. 18. The unanimous vote approved a $1.47 million property tax levy, which includes about $62,000 in new construction and $42,000 of levies for past-year refunds.

North Bend to celebrate its holiday festival Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:15PM

The city of North Bend’s annual holiday festival and tree lighting will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, downtown. The holiday activities start at 10 a.m. with the Si View Holiday Bazaar.

Shoplifter hits Carnation clinic; Warrants, fires and accidents | Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire Calls

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:12PM

Carnation shoplift: At 3:17 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, a business in the 4500 block of Tolt Avenue reported a theft. An unknown subject walked into the clinic from the street and stole items worth more than $250.

North Bend's winter homeless shelter opens tonight at Mount Si Lutheran

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:30PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter, operated by Valley Renewal Center, will open for those without shelter on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and will be open daily through the winter.

Behind the scenes at North Bend Grange's Project Linus

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:05PM

North Bend’s Sallal Grange hosted a special Project Linus Event on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The Sno-Valley Moms Meetup Group, a local mom’s group, wanted to do something for Project Linus, and boy, did they. Four women, Rebecca Nowak, Mary Keiser, Melissa Lazorik, and Misty Tycci, came out in the bitter cold and wind and made 44 blankets with material donated by their group. They were particularly helpful, say Grange members, because they made large blankets, such as would be given to a teenager. Most items donated to Project Linus are small baby-sized blankets. These, however, were generously sized, and the material was beautiful, said Grange member Leah Aichele.

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.

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

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