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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.

Food bank seeks ops manager

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 1:55PM

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank in North Bend is taking applications for a part-time operations manager, to start immediately. Applications are due by Wednesday, Jan. 21.

North Bend names DeBerg Employee of Year

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:20PM

North Bend project manager and project engineer Don DeBerg is the city’s 2014 Employee of the Year. He received the honor at the city’s annual employee recognition lunch Dec. 12.

Match tool links volunteers, orgs

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network has developed an online tool for people interested in volunteering in the Valley, Sno-Valley Volunteer Match.

Snoqualmie Parks, Planning applications due Jan. 9

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:23PM

The city of Snoqualmie is seeking new members for vacant positions on citizen boards and commissions. Both the Parks Board and the Planning Commission have openings. Appointments are made by the Snoqualmie Mayor.

Flood day: Snoqualmie swells in a flash, drops overnight

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:30PM

Flooding was intense, but short-lived in Snoqualmie on Monday morning. The Snoqualmie River was rising noticeably every hour, as residents and businesses kept an eye on the water.

Flood day: Snoqualmie swells in a flash, drops overnight

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 3:16PM

Flooding was intense, but short-lived in Snoqualmie on Monday morning. The Snoqualmie River was rising noticeably every hour, as residents and businesses kept an eye on the water.

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.

Out of the Past | Prison proposed for North Bend; Former Valley man sentenced to life for murder

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:06PM

A former Snoqualmie resident has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the aggravated murders of two Eastside men on Thanksgiving eve, 1986. Rick Melvin Peerson, 33, lived in Ernie’s Grove prior to a fugitive flight to North Dakota, where he was arrested after a shootout with police.

Survey points to new season for school bond

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:05PM

Snoqualmie Valley School District is currently deep in the thorny thicket of bond planning, hoping to come up with a measure to build a new Valley school. It’s been 11 years since voters in Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City passed a measure building a real, brick-and-mortar school, as opposed to portables. The district’s latest survey sheds some light on why we have such trouble passing a bond.

Construction changes bus stops in Snoqualmie, 'til further notice

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:04PM

The bus stop at Southeast King Street and Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie, for both Metro and Valley Shuttle buses heading southbound towards North Bend, is unavailable due to the start of construction on Phase 2 of the city's downtown infrastructure work.

North Bend seeks sales tax statement committees

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:00PM

North Bend has authorized a sales tax ballot measure, to be decided by voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The city is now required to recruit people interested in writing statements both for and against the measure, for the general election voters guide. Interested participants should contact the city by July 14. The city council will appoint committees of up to three members each to draft the statements, at its July 15 meeting.

Once-closed Carnation Food Bank opens in new space, but with same spirit of service

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:16PM

Things were slow at the newly opened Carnation Public Food Bank on July 2, but in a good way. In an hour’s time, about eight people stopped in at the Myrtle Avenue building. About half of them were collecting some needed food and clothing items, and the rest were dropping off donations, or just there to chat. And that’s pretty much what Fred Vosk had in mind when he envisioned the re-opening of the food bank. “I want it to be a local food bank,” he said. “I want the community to feel involved… I’m not looking for big truckloads of food coming in from somewhere else.”

Letter | Rotary supports school bond

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Snoqualmie Valley School board has deliberated for the last two years over options to address the explosive growth of the Snoqualmie Valley and education needs of our next generation. In addition to that, Mount Si High School staff, students and faculty engaged in a visioning process to explore what an improved learning environment may do for students and educators. The fruits of their efforts is a comprehensive infrastructure plan in the form of a $244.4 million bond.

Habitat hosts info meeting for potential Snoqualmie buyers

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:05PM

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is hosting a homebuyer information meeting, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Koinonia Ridge Community Center, 36912 S.E. Gravenstein Court, Snoqualmie, to begin the process of selecting qualified families to purchase homes.

Senate passes protections for Washington wilderness, rivers

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:07PM

On Dec. 12, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act including a handful of bipartisan bills to protect public lands in Washington. The legislation included the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act and the Illabot Creek Wild and Scenic River Act sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray; Sen. Maria Cantwell was a co-sponsor.

Steam powered holidays

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:09PM

North Bend residents Tami and Ed Barber chased the train Dec. 19 to capture the Santa Cruz Portland Cement 2 engine pulling the first steam-powered Santa Train since 1989.

Tolt corridor plan meeting is Jan. 15

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:11PM

The King County Flood Control District and the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will host a community meeting and open house on the Tolt River Corridor Action Plan, a flood-risk reduction project underway to improve public safety and salmon habitat while keeping long-term river management costs low. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave., Carnation.

Taking care 
of people: North Bend Citizen of the Year builds transportation solutions for the Valley

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:18PM

North Bend named Amy Biggs its 2014 Citizen of the Year Tuesday, but the entire Valley really benefits from her work.

Musical growth: Snoqualmie Valley Girls Choir expands vision for future musicans

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 11:35AM

“Ding-dong merrily on high” reverberated through the Si View Community Center during the holiday bazaar, Dec. 6 and later at the tree lighting ceremony at the Salish Lodge. “Deck the Halls” to the Snoqualmie Train Depot greeted visitors come to see Santa Dec. 13.

Cold outside, warm inside: Warm breakfast and holidays to go served up at Calvary Chapel

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

In the past six years, volunteers at North Bend’s Calvary Chapel have handed out about 900 turkeys and another 900 hams for the holidays. This year, they added breakfast, too.

Missing Millie in modern times: Lessons learned from coffee correspondents still inspire

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

Editor’s Note: Seth Truscott, Editor of the Valley Record for seven years, has left the Valley. Reporter Carol Ladwig is the new editor. The newspaper I started at was a classic. It fit the idea that everyone secretly harbors of life at a newspaper:

Board members needed for Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association is seeking new members to serve on its board.

Out of the Past: Ski School postponed for lack of snow; Loutsis leads steelhead contest with 13-pounder

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 9:00AM

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record's archives:

Blotter | Police tail suspected package thief; woman yells at restaurant guests

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

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