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Carnation hires Amy Arrington as new City Manager

The city of Carnation welcomed its newest addition to the administration in October. Amy Arrington has recently been hired as the new City Administrator. Coming… Continue reading

 

Snoqualmie worker left with broken legs after being hit by a truck

A miscommunication between co-workers led to an injury resulting two broken legs last week. At 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, a man fell as… Continue reading

 

The Tolt Hill Bridge near Carnation will be closed Monday morning for an inspection of the steel truss connections, part of the design work for needed repairs to the structure. (File Photo)

Tolt Hill Bridge to close Monday for half-day inspection

The Tolt Hill Bridge will be closed Monday, but only for a half day, as engineers inspect the bridge for planned repairs. Starting at 9… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

 

Blotter: Car hits teenage bicyclist; driver rolls over on snowy freeway

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

  • Nov 15, 2017

Most incumbents ahead in election results, except Snoqualmie Valley School Board and one Snoqualmie City Council seat

Snoqualmie’s contentious election season may result in very little change on the city council, but big changes on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board.

  • Nov 14, 2017

State Patrol IDs North Bend area as preferred site for new weigh station; city, residents object at Nov. 7 town hall meeting

The Washington State Patrol, like everyone else who lives in North Bend, thinks the city will be the perfect spot to locate a future weigh station, but the plans have not received a warm welcome so far.

  • Nov 14, 2017
A group of new teachers hired in 2013 pose in front of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office. (File Photo)

School board moves ahead with levy plans, finds funding for 40 teachers to expand programming, reduce class sizes

Two weeks ago, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board was considering the implications of the state’s updated education funding formula, and expecting to run a levy… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017
A group of new teachers hired in 2013 pose in front of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office. (File Photo)
Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. (Photo courtesy King County)

King County Could Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Detention

Last week, a lawsuit was filed over the practice; this week, King County scrambled to respond.

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. (Photo courtesy King County)

County council approves utility franchise fee for right-of-way use; public comment period closes Dec. 7

Earlier this month, the King County Council approved a new fee for utility franchises using county right-of-way that could lead to an increase of about… Continue reading

North Bend, finance department, win national budget presentation award for 2017-18 budget

City budget presentation earns award for meeting needs as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and communications tool.

  • Nov 10, 2017

Close races continue in second day of election returns; city incumbents lead while school board incumbents have mixed success

Local races dominated ballots in the Snoqualmie Valley this election cycle and in the second day of returns, little has changed in the various races.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie appoints Rob Orton interim Chief Finance Officer

The Snoqualmie City Council has confirmed the appointment of Rob Orton as interim Chief Finance Officer. He was previously employed as the City’s Chief Finance… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Hospital board approves formation of negotiation team for affiliation process

Snoqualmie Valley Public Hospital District 4’s board of commissioners made progress toward a business affiliation with Astria Health at their Nov. 2, meeting. The board… Continue reading

Blotter: Woman coloring in parking lot blocks Falls traffic; Poo-throwing neighbor told to share driveway

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

  • Nov 7, 2017

Proposed weigh station move prompts North Bend town hall meeting Tuesday

As part of the eagerly anticipated improvements to the S.R. 18 and Interstate 90 interchange outside of Snoqualmie, the Washington State Patrol weigh station along… Continue reading

Governor proclaims Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week to be Nov. 5-12

Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed Nov. 5-12 as Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week, for the fifth consecutive year. Nationwide, drowsy driving causes more than… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

North Bend hosts open house on 468th improvements to Middle Fork Gateway

The public is invited to an open house regarding conceptual designs for improvements to 468th Avenue SE from the intersection of SE 140th Street and… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

City plans to hire ethics officer, auditor to investigate events coordinator contract issues

Snoqualmie will soon hire an ethics hearing officer, as well as an independent auditor to investigate whether two employees have violated the city’s ethics code,… Continue reading

North Bend to take public comment on 2018 property tax levy

The North Bend City Council will hold a public hearing to take comments on setting the city’s 2018 property tax levy, as part of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

PSE gets OK to reduce natural gas costs, lower heating bills

Puget Sound Energy gas customers will see a drop in their natural gas rates starting Nov. 1, just in time for the winter heating season.… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017