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Blotter: River rescues keep department busy on weekends; homeowner reports a smoking washing machine

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

  • Aug 16, 2017

North Bend awarded $1 million grant for new downtown roundabout

The city of North Bend recently announced that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from Puget Sound Regional Council for a new roundabout… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Carnation, Aug. 18-20

Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile, a traveling household… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2017

Branch college campus proposed for Mountain Meadows Farm; Public meeting on proposal is Aug. 31

A proposal to bring the 210-acre Mountain Meadows Farm back into agricultural production, as well as into the education field, has raised many questions in… Continue reading

Ballarat Avenue pavement repair project starts Wednesday, expected to run for one week

Rainier Asphalt and Concrete plans to begin pavement repair Wednesday, Aug. 16 on Ballarat Ave. N in North Bend, from NE 8th Street to NE… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2017

North Bend buys 5-acre parcel adjoining E.J. Roberts Park

North Bend City Council members voted Aug. 1 to authorize Mayor Ken Hearing to take necessary action to purchase land adjacent to E.J. Roberts Park… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017

Injured hiker rescued near Gold Lake on Thursday morning

A 78-year-old hiker was rescued by The King County Air Support Unit on Thursday, Aug. 10, after falling to some rocks and injuring his head… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017

King Conservation District hosts free ‘Think like a Beaver’ management workshop

Learn to think like a beaver, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Fall City Library. King Conservation District will host a free… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017

Blotter: Neighbor’s weed-burning experiment goes badly; explosion reported was a false alarm

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

  • Aug 9, 2017

Environmental advocates call for Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy’s closure of Montana coal plant

Bellevue was flushed with green on Monday, July 31. Several state environmental groups and residents across the county packed Bellevue City Hall’s council chambers during… Continue reading

Public input will be part of process for PSRC’s Transportation 2040 update

In preparation for an update to “Transportation 2040,” the upcoming transportation master plan for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, the Puget Sound Regional Council… Continue reading

LaFontaine named new regional publisher of Valley Record

Bringing his longtime passion for community journalism and digital savvy, Eric LaFontaine was recently named the new regional publisher of Sound Publishing’s Eastside news group,… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Preston community fights to preserve roadside memorial

An unofficial but much-loved memorial on Preston-Fall City Road was removed two weeks ago, creating a stir in the Preston community, and causing the King… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Larson, Fletcher maintain leads in Snoqualmie Mayor race, Ross to face Sheppard for city council seat

With a voter turnout of 38.8 percent in the Aug. 1 primary election as of press time on Tuesday, the race for Snoqualmie Mayor appears… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

Woman found unconscious in river remains a mystery to emergency personnel

Emergency officials know very little about a woman who was found unconscious in the Snoqualmie River near Carnation Friday. “She was found in the river,… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

All burning prohibited through Friday, possibly longer, due to poor air quality

UPDATE: The ban was lifted Saturday as air quality in the Puget Sound area improved. Fire saftey burn bans — which allow small fires for… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2017

North Bend Plaza project work continues next week with more sidewalk demolition on Southwest side of North Bend Way

Construction on the North Bend Downtown Plaza Project began July 24 along East North Bend Way, between Bendigo Boulevard and Ballarat Avenue. One of the… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Missing hiker and dog rescued Thurday afternoon from Crater Lake area of Mt. Teneriffe

Kimberly Haines, missing since Monday, was reunited with her family Thursday afternoon, after King County Search and Rescue pinpointed her location, near Crater Lake. She… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2017

North Bend downtown plaza construction began Monday; North Bend Way to close occasionally for work, scheduled to be complete in November

Construction on the North Bend Downtown Plaza project began on Monday of this week, and is projected to wrap up by the end of November.… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Blotter: Stump smoldered in Stillwater Bog; Church set off smoke alarms with smoke machine

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

  • Aug 2, 2017