Aaron Kunkler

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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A landslide in December 2019 created a crack in this Fall City road, allowing for a one lane entry and exit. Courtesy of King County Road Services

Landslide risk in the Snoqualmie Valley

Rains have pelted King County in recent weeks, saturating the soil and increasing the risk of landslides in the Snoqualmie Valley. Landslides are a risk… Continue reading

A landslide in December 2019 created a crack in this Fall City road, allowing for a one lane entry and exit. Courtesy of King County Road Services
Superintendent Robert Manahan. File photo

SVSD superintendent Manahan will retire at end of school year

A statement from Manahan cited medical issues.

Superintendent Robert Manahan. File photo
An example of a room where students showing symptoms of COVID-19 at school will wait to be picked up by their parents. From the Snoqualmie Valley School District website.

Kindergarteners, first-graders set to return to SVSD classrooms this month

More Snoqualmie Valley School District students will be back in the classroom later this month, including kindergarteners and first-graders. In a Jan. 7 statement, Superintendent… Continue reading

An example of a room where students showing symptoms of COVID-19 at school will wait to be picked up by their parents. From the Snoqualmie Valley School District website.
North Bend City Council. Courtesy photo

Public works contract approved by North Bend City Council

The North Bend City Council’s first meeting of the year was marked by new committee appointments, approval of the public works employees union contract and… Continue reading

North Bend City Council. Courtesy photo
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North Bend has highest rate of COVID-positive tests in the county

North Bend has the highest positive COVID test rate of any city in the county. Over the past two weeks, from Dec. 22 to Jan.… Continue reading

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The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)

What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?

King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)
Woodinville-Duval Road, west of Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, is closed Wednesday (Jan. 13). Puget Sound Energy is removing a snagged tree from powerlines. Courtesy of King County

Weather brings floods and power outages to Snoqualmie Valley

Fierce winds and heavy rain battered Puget Sound overnight on Tuesday (Jan. 12), leading to flooding and power outages across the Snoqualmie Valley. As of… Continue reading

Woodinville-Duval Road, west of Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, is closed Wednesday (Jan. 13). Puget Sound Energy is removing a snagged tree from powerlines. Courtesy of King County
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
According to Redfin, median home prices were $799,500 in Snoqualmie, a 23% year-over-year increase from November 2019 to November 2020. (Screenshot)

Valley housing market a ‘pressure cooker’ amid pandemic bidding

High demand and limited inventory had fueled real estate bidding wars.

According to Redfin, median home prices were $799,500 in Snoqualmie, a 23% year-over-year increase from November 2019 to November 2020. (Screenshot)
A conceptual rendering of a classroom space at the new Encompass facility. Created by Signal Architecture + Research

Anonymous donor gives $600,000 for Encompass project

An anonymous donor has provided $600,000 to Encompass for their capital campaign to help them build a new pediatric therapy and early learning center in… Continue reading

A conceptual rendering of a classroom space at the new Encompass facility. Created by Signal Architecture + Research
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo

Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo