Aaron Kunkler

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains

A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.

 

A road closure due to flooding on SE Park Street, Snoqualmie, during the 2016 flood. File photo

Minor flooding possible along Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers

Both the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers reached minor flooding phases on Monday afternon after heavy rainfall pushed water levels higher. The King County Flood Warning… Continue reading

 

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Snoqualmie to receive reimbursement for EMS services

The Snoqualmie City Council approved an ordinance on Feb. 8 to partner with the state to receive reimbursement for expenses from providing emergency medical transportation… Continue reading

 

Photo courtesy of Shelby L. Winston

Snow starts to melt after weekend blast in Snoqualmie Valley

Heavy snowfall in the Snoqualmie Valley and Puget Sound over the weekend created the ideal conditions for both winter fun and a traffic mess over… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Shelby L. Winston
Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
A Wednesday morning update shows the potential for snowfall Thursday through Saturday.

Snow is coming to the Valley

What you need to know about snow in the Snoqualmie Valley

COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
A Wednesday morning update shows the potential for snowfall Thursday through Saturday.
The Renton-Pickering Post 79 American Legion Hall, 38625 SE River St. in downtown Snoqualmie. File photo

New year-round shelter would be a first for Snoqualmie Valley

Downtown Snoqualmie facility would have space for up to 15 guests.

The Renton-Pickering Post 79 American Legion Hall, 38625 SE River St. in downtown Snoqualmie. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo

North Bend water plan draws concerns from tribes, orca group

Responsible development, changing drafts and salmon are all key concerns.

Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo
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Remlinger Farms brewery slated to open this summer

The Carnation farm is looking to get into the brew business.

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Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo

King County approves North Bend water plan

Plan still requires state approval; city needs backup mitigation water source for summer months.

Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo
Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Report: Washington salmon are in hot water

Ten of the 14 salmon species listed as endangered are in crisis.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King St. is covered in snow that fell on the region Jan. 12-13, 2020. File photo

Shovel your sidewalk – it’s the law in Snoqualmie now

The Snoqualmie City Council passed an ordinance on Jan. 25 that declares it is a property owner’s responsibility to clear snow and ice from sidewalks… Continue reading

The Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King St. is covered in snow that fell on the region Jan. 12-13, 2020. File photo
Tolt River waters crest over river banks. File photo

What comes next for the Tolt Dam warning system?

The alarm has malfunctioned several times over the last year, concerning residents.

Tolt River waters crest over river banks. File photo
Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Hearing for year-round Snoqualmie homeless shelter set for Feb. 3

The shelter would run until 2024 and provide year-round housing for the valley’s homeless residents.

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo
An AR-15. Courtesy photo

Mags, open carry at protests and AR-15s on Olympia’s agenda

Lawmakers are eyeing a number of bills which could change firearm regulations in the state.

An AR-15. Courtesy photo
June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology

Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology
Chief Andy De Los Angeles. Courtesy photo

Chief Andy De Los Angeles of the Snoqualmie Tribe has died

Chief Andy De Los Angeles of the Snoqualmie Tribe has died today. The news was announced in a post on the Tribe’s Facebook page. More… Continue reading

Chief Andy De Los Angeles. Courtesy photo
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Social media site Parler returns after registering with Sammamish company

The right-wing social media website is not being hosted by Epik, but registered its domain.

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