Aaron Kunkler

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Breaking: Outbreak at Regency North Bend as residents, staff contract COVID-19

Two residents have already died in connection with the outbreak, public health officials say.

 

Chris Fagan trekking across Antarctica in 2014. Contributed by Chris Fagan

South Pole or Bust

The story of a North Bend couple who trekked across Antarctica.

 

David Olson. Contributed photo

The Valley loses one of its biggest hearts

David Olson died in early November, but his legacy of dedicated community service lives on.

 

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend passes on property tax increase

The North Bend City Council narrowly voted not to increase the amount of property taxes it collects at a Nov. 17 meeting. In a 4-3… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
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State seeks input on how to improve Fall City’s Highway 202

State Route 202 serves as a vital link between the metro Eastside and the Snoqualmie Valley, as well as Fall City’s main street — but… Continue reading

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reps talk COVID restrictions in the valley

After new statewide restrictions on gatherings and businesses were announced on Nov. 15 in an attempt to curb rapidly rising coronavirus infections, elected officials met… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Friends of the North Bend Library is bringing in local author Chris Fagan to talk about her recently published book, The Expedition.

Valley Reads event returns with local adventure author

Bibliophiles are in luck as the popular Valley Reads series returns this December with another installment featuring a local author. Friends of the North Bend… Continue reading

Friends of the North Bend Library is bringing in local author Chris Fagan to talk about her recently published book, The Expedition.
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New restrictions hit valley businesses, workers ahead of holidays

After new public health guidelines were announced for Washington state on Sunday, leaders in the valley and economists are expecting more unemployment claims and further… Continue reading

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Snoqualmie expects budget deficit in coming years

Losses in revenue from the coronavirus and other sources has led the city to dip into its rainy day fund.

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North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend considers property tax levy increase

North Bend held three public hearings on Nov. 3 regarding adjusting next year’s property tax levy, the proposed 2021-22 biennial budget and amending school impact… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital braces for winter COVID surge

Cases are soaring across the state and could overlap with the flu.

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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

Mullet holds slim lead in 5th District Senate race

In King County, voters overwhelmingly chose former Vice President Joe Biden (D) over President Donald Trump (R) in this year’s presidential election. Biden and his… Continue reading

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Luke Vilsmeyer poses with the flag he brought back from his first foreign war in Iraq. 	Photo provided by Marc Vilsmeyer

Two decades of service

Snoqualmie valley resident Luke Vilsmeyer retired from the Army and Green Berets after 21 years.

Luke Vilsmeyer poses with the flag he brought back from his first foreign war in Iraq. 	Photo provided by Marc Vilsmeyer
Screenshot of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Facebook page.

Preschool resumes in school district

With preschool resuming in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, parents are wondering what’s next for students after the district decided to begin the school year… Continue reading

Screenshot of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Facebook page.
Mark Mullet and supporters wave signs Oct. 28. Courtesy photo

At a glance: Valley election results

8th Congressional District House Seat Kim Schrier (D) - 60.87% Jesse Jensen (R) - 39.02% 5th Congressional District Senate Seat Mark Mullet (D) - 48.38%… Continue reading

Mark Mullet and supporters wave signs Oct. 28. Courtesy photo
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Si View parks, Harborview, Fall City funding measures passing

Four funding packages in the valley were passing as of Tuesday evening.

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All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

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5th Legislative District

Democrats again secure all three state seats in 5th Legislative District races

Following a Democratic sweep in 2018, the formerly Republican district seems to be solidly blue.

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File photoA 212-unit development is slated for the Dahlgren property, more commonly known as the “mule pasture.”

North Bend’s water war heats up as construction is set to begin

Who gets to supply water to a 212-unit housing complex is at the heart of the skirmish.

File photoA 212-unit development is slated for the Dahlgren property, more commonly known as the “mule pasture.”