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Aggressive coyote encounters in Snoqualmie trigger uptick in police calls; city responds with safety information

Snoqualmie’s strong uptick in calls to police about coyotes carousing in Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods started to decline about the middle of last week, says Snoqualmie… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2017

Legislative breakfast to preview next session set for Jan. 4 at Bellevue Hyatt Regency

The East King County Chambers Coalition has announced its annual legislative breakfast will be held at 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2017

North Bend surveys citizens on police survey; online survey is available through Dec. 22

North Bend residents and business owners are encouraged to take a confidential online survey designed to provide city staff with a better understanding of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Fall City Post Office extends Saturday hours during holiday season

The Fall City Post Office, 4225 335th Pl. SE., is extending its hours of retail operation during the busy holiday mailing season to assist customers… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Car traveling too fast on WB I-90 causes accident during Wednesday morning commute

A traffic jam on Interstate 90 near Issaquah Wednesday morning was caused by a one-vehicle accident. The driver, Joe Tran, 46, of Auburn, according to… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Blotter: Son locks Mom out of house to avoid hauling firewood; Blocked drive-through creates hazard for restaurant customers

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department Sunday, Nov. 19 Theft: At 3:55 p.m., a… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

Snoqualmie council votes to take 1 percent property tax increase for 2018

In a 5-2 vote, the Snoqualmie City Council on Nov. 27 approved a property tax increase by the maximum limit of 1 percent for 2018… Continue reading

Valley organizations form coalition to improve public transportation options for residents

Transportation in and around the Valley continuously faces challenges, but a new group of representatives of organizations in the area is hoping to make some… Continue reading

Monday accident injures two, blocks afternoon commute on I-90 for two hours

A 27-year-old North Bend man involved in the three-car collision that closed most of eastbound Interstate 90 Monday afternoon was arrested on a charge of… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

Collision at S.R. 18 blocks three lanes of eastbound I-90

Three lanes of eastbound Interstate 90 are closed at the intersection of S.R. 18, (milepost 25) due to a collision. Police, fire and medical aid… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017
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Fall City legislator aims to make all legislators subject to public records requests in 2018

Rep. Paul Graves (R) of Fall City, in his second year as a state legislator, is proposing an end to a form of special treatment… Continue reading

Paul Graves

Microsoft announces massive expansion to Redmond campus

Microsoft announced Nov. 30 that it will begin construction on a massive overhaul and expansion of its facilities in Redmond. Microsoft, which settled in the… Continue reading

Coyote reports increasing on Snoqualmie Ridge; residents urged to report all coyote and bear sightings

An aggressive coyote on Snoqualmie Ridge, in the 35000 block of SE Swenson Street, was reported to police Thursday evening, Nov. 30, around 6 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

North Bend Way to close Saturday afternoon for city’s holiday festival

North Bend Way, between Bendigo Boulevard and Main Avenue in North Bend will be closed on Saturday, for the city’s holiday festival, Holly Days. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Valley voters choose new school board members in final election results

Separated by only 44 votes in the race for Snoqualmie City Council, Position 6, incumbent Sean Sundwall was certified as the election winner Tuesday with… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Blotter: Police settle incident with bad tempers and bad drivers; wind storm, not vandals, trashed resident’s yard

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department Friday, Nov. 10 Mischief: At 7:20 p.m., a… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Woman who followed dog into river Saturday rescued by firefighters

A woman who followed her dog into the Tolt River Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, was rescued by firefighters from Eastside Fire and Rescue, Fall City,… Continue reading

Activists fear that Atlantic salmon that escape from fish farms can spread disease to native fish such as these pink salmon.

Conservationists oppose fish pens, proposed expansion of fish pen farm

Open water fish pens have long been criticized by conservation activists as facilities that spread disease and can have catastrophic consequences on native fish populations.… Continue reading

Activists fear that Atlantic salmon that escape from fish farms can spread disease to native fish such as these pink salmon.

Snoqualmie Watershed Forum funds salmon recovery projects

Thirteen projects that support salmon recovery in the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish watersheds have been awarded $872,286 in Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) grants. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Snoqualmie City Council considers 2018 property tax rates

Snoqualmie’s City Council heard arguments in favor of increasing the city’s property tax levy by the allowed 1 percent last week, but will not vote on the issue until next week.