About Us

Exiting the front door of the Falls Printing Co. building in Snoqualmie, a young boy pulled a wagon loaded with the latest copies of the Valley Record as his younger brother pushed from behind.

Such was the scene on a summer day almost 65 years ago as Johnny and Hi Groshell (sons of then publishers Charlotte and Ed Groshell) delivered that week’s edition of the Valley Record. Although many things have changed since Charlotte Paul’s 1955 best-selling book “Minding Our Own Business” related life at the Valley Record, much has remained the same for the weekly paper that has covered news in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, Novelty, Vincent, and Duvall for over 95 years. The paper first began operations in the Tanner district east of North Bend on October 16, 1913, published by B.N. Kennedy.

The Record traces its roots back to the North Bend Post, which was later published and distributed as the Snoqualmie Post on the other side of the Upper Valley. The name of the paper evolved slightly over time, from the Snoqualmie Valley Record and North Bend Valley Record to today’s Snoqualmie Valley Record.

Falls Printing Co. and the Valley Record became separate business operations in 1996, after long-time publishers Scott and the Buchman family sold the newspaper to Karen and Jim McKiernan. However, the newspaper remained in the family; Karen is Scott’s daughter.

In Dec. 2000, the newspaper was sold to King County Journal Newspapers, owned by the Horvitz family. They published several newspapers, including the King County Journal. In 2006, the company was sold to Sound Publishing, and a new chapter started for the Valley Record.

The current publisher, William Shaw, took the reins of the paper in October of 2008. Shaw is a fourth generation Eastside native. His family were early homesteaders who worked the log and shingle mills in Issaquah, Redmond and the Upper Snoqualmie Valley from 1910 onward. “We loved the area so much, we put down roots throughout the Eastside,” he said. “The Snoqualmie Valley is as beautiful and dynamic a place as it is a great community to live, play, work and do business in,” Shaw added. “I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of a newspaper that has reflected and communicated the stories of the unique people, events and issues that continue to make the Valley … such a very special place.”

The Valley Record is delivered on Wednesdays; you can also pick up a copy of the paper at these locations:

  • Carnation IGA 31722 Eugene St
  • Carnation Ixtapa Restaurant 4522 Tolt Ave
  • Carnation Carnation Post Office 4440 Mckinley Dr Carnation
  • Carnation Library 4804 Tolt Ave Carnation
  • Fall City Market And Deli 4224 Preston/Fall City Rd SE Fall City
  • Fall City Post Office 4225 335th Pl SE Fall City
  • Farm House Market 33521 Redmond/Fall City Rd SE Fall City
  • Fall City Road House 4200 Preston/Fall City Rd SE Fall City
  • North Bend Library 115 E 4th St North Bend
  • Si View Community Center 400 Se Orchard Dr North Bend
  • North Bend Outlet Mall 461 S Fork Ave Sw, #S North Bend
  • Snoridge Senior Apartments 401 Stow Ave S North Bend
  • North Bend Shell And Towing 225 E North Bend Way North Bend
  • Union 76 104 North Bend Way North Bend
  • QFC 460 E Northbend Way North Bend
  • North Bend Post Office 451 E Northbend Way North Bend
  • Twedes Restaurant 137 W Northbend Way North Bend
  • Safeway 460 SW Mt Si Blvd North Bend
  • El Caporal Mexican Restaurant 424 Main St S North Bend
  • Emerald City Smoothie 113 Bendigo Blvd N North Bend
  • Riverbend Cafe 14303 436th Ave SE North Bend
  • Rock Creek Apartments 1525 Rock Creek Ridge Blvd North Bend
  • Country Pride Restaurant 46600 Se North Bend Way North Bend
  • North Bend Visitor’s Center 250 Bendigo Blvd S North Bend
  • Rio Bravo 247 E North Bend Way North Bend
  • Red Oak Retirement Homes 650 E North Bend Way North Bend
  • Les Schwab Tires 610 E North Bend Way North Bend
  • Mount Si Senior Center 411 Main Ave S North Bend
  • John L Scott 301 W North Bend Way North Bend
  • Milk Barn 39153 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie
  • Union 76 8250 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Market 7939 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Laundry 38845 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie
  • Snqualmie Post Office 8264 Olmstead Ln SE Snoqualmie
  • Gateway Gas and Deli (SHELL) 8030 Douglas Ave SE Snoqualmie
  • SVR Office 8124 Falls Ave SE Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Ridge Iga 7730 Center Blvd Snoqualmie
  • Encompass 1407 Boalch Ave NW Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Valley Hospital 9801 Frontier Ave Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Police Station 34825 Se Douglas St Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Public Hospital 3429 Se Kinsey St Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie City Hall 8020 Railroad Ave Se Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Chamber Of Commerce 38767 Se River St Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Hospital Marketing Office 34500 Se 99th St, Bldg 4 Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Valley Ymca 35018 Se Ridge St Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Valley Library 7824 Center Blvd Se Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Storage 35501 SE Douglas St Snoqualmie


Who We Are


VP of Advertising
Rudi Alcott

General Manager
William Shaw

Editorial Director
Andy Hobbs