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Here we go again: Businesses navigating Snoqualmie’s downtown construction, Phase 2

Flagger Wally Larson calms traffic along Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie. Road work in the city’s downtown infrastructure improvement project’s extensive phase 2 gets into high gear this summer, installing new parking from River to Fir Streets and a downtown boardwalk. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:09PM

After a hot, busy Saturday with Thomas the Tank Engine, the grown-ups were navigating their way along the road construction tape and finding Sigillo Cellars. “Some parents were definitely ready for a little wine,” said Vicki Curnutt, tasting room manager at Sigillo tasting room. The Northwest Railway Museum’s big family excursion gave downtown Snoqualmie businesses a much-needed business boost, right before road construction goes into full swing.

 

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Painting to close Carnation Farm Road bridge for 2 months

  • Today at 12:07PM

King County’s Roads division is repainting the landmark Stossel Bridge on Carnation Farm Road this summer. The 1951 bridge will be closed through Sept. 29 during the project, which will include removal of the old paint. The bridge will be closed to all but emergency vehicles during the project. The suggested detour for all other vehicles, including school buses, is to take S.R. 203 north to 124th Street, across the valley, then down West Snoqualmie Valley Road to Northeast 80th Street, which connects to Northeast Carnation Farm Road.

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).

Man draws knife to protest store return policy; Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 12:45PM

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

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.

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