Aaron Kunkler

Screenshot from North Bend Film Festival website (northbendfest.eventive.org)

North Bend film festival returns this July

The lineup for the annual festival features a wide range of movies and shorts.

 

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

Judge tosses out North Bend’s request to dismiss city from water lawsuit

The lawsuit seeking to stop the plan from being implemented will proceed.

 

Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. 	File photo

Researchers track ‘mysterious’ kokanee salmon in region

Kokanee in Lake Washington and Sammamish are genetically unique. Over the past decades, their numbers have dwindled.

 

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo Tags

King County libraries move to Phase 4 this month

Libraries across King County will advance to Phase 4 on June 30, and all remaining library buildings will be open by July 13. After the… Continue reading

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo Tags
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Katie Podschwit, Dorie Ross, Kristen Schumacher, Heather Dean and Julie Chung, owners of Chickadee Bakeshop, Heirloom Cookshop and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are opening a new location in Snoqualmie this summer.

Three Valley businesses team up for Snoqualmie venture

Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Chickadee Bakeshop and Heirloom Cookshop will soon be opening in Snoqualmie.

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Katie Podschwit, Dorie Ross, Kristen Schumacher, Heather Dean and Julie Chung, owners of Chickadee Bakeshop, Heirloom Cookshop and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are opening a new location in Snoqualmie this summer.
Eurasian watermilfoil. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Invasive milfoil plant may be linked to dwindling salmon population in Lake Sammamish

Those thick mats of vegetation floating just below the surface of Lake Sammamish are more than a nuisance to boaters and a danger to swimmers… Continue reading

Eurasian watermilfoil. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
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North Bend adopts development code for downtown buildings

North Bend’s City Council unanimously approved a form-based code to guide development in its downtown commercial zone, a roughly 20-block area. The new code was… Continue reading

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How to enjoy the Snoqualmie Valley in a more mindful way

The Snoqualmie Tribe is asking visitors to think about how they interact with the outdoors.

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A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last summer in north-central Washington. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Washington can expect a warmer, drier summer – and more wildfires

The threat of wildfires in much of Washington state is expected to be above average this summer as hot and dry conditions are predicted through… Continue reading

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last summer in north-central Washington. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page

Snoqualmie Police Department gets to keep its armored vehicle

Included in a slate of police reform bills this session in Olympia was one that ordered police departments to get rid of surplus military weaponry.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
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Mount Si grad Trevor Lane on the road to Tokyo Olympics

Trevor Lane, a 2012 graduate of Mount Si High School, was selected to play on the U.S. Olympic baseball team — and could begin playing… Continue reading

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Fuzzy Fletcher's Buffalo Bladeworks workshop. Contributed by Fuzzy Fletcher

Former Snoqualmie mayor branches into knife making

Fuzzy Fletcher is no stranger to tools. He’s been a toolmaker and machinist for the past four decades, and started working in a machine shop… Continue reading

Fuzzy Fletcher's Buffalo Bladeworks workshop. Contributed by Fuzzy Fletcher
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Candidate roundup: Who’s running this November?

Candidates have until the end of May 21 to register.

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Tribal leaders condemn Inslee’s veto of consultation, protection provisions in climate bill

Inslee vetoed provisions that would guarantee Tribal consultation and protections for sacred sites.

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Valley cities work on plan for spending housing money

After passing their own tax for affordable housing last fall instead of opting to direct their funding to King County, the cities of North Bend… Continue reading

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In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)

North Bend Depot, Habitat for Humanity receive state funding

The historic depot will get a new roof, and Habitat for Humanity will receive project funding.

In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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If the Tolt River Dam breaks, these places are at risk of flooding

The Record obtained a copy of a 2019 inundation map through a public records request.

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Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. 	File photo

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson won’t seek re-election

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson has announced he will not be running for re-election this year. He has endorsed current Snoqualmie City Council member Katherine Ross… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. 	File photo
Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)