Carol Ladwig

Holiday tradition requires a real tree

A perennial question we ask in December, for our Question of the Week feature, is “Real tree, or fake tree?” If you missed the answers… Continue reading

 

Good, muddy fun: Mountain biking club celebrates big season, recruits for next year

When the Mount Si Mountain Bike Club started in 2012, it was too small to actually compete. The six team members practiced together and occasionally… Continue reading

 

Santa and friends wave at Carnation residents from the Eastside Fire & Rescue Reindeer Engine, pulling into the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday evening. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Valley communities light up for the holidays; Saturday celebrations hosted in North Bend, Fall City and Carnation

Saturday was full of festivities in the Snoqualmie Valley, since most Valley cities hosted their annual holiday traditions during the day. North Bend extended its… Continue reading

 

Donations of supplies fill a quarter of the All-Star conference room. The Fall City business will take donations for the homeless through Dec. 20. (Courtesy photo)

Fall City business leads supply drive to help Tent City 4 homeless encampment

What would you need if you were living outside at this time of year? “Socks, shoes, coats, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows and food,” says Kristen… Continue reading

Donations of supplies fill a quarter of the All-Star conference room. The Fall City business will take donations for the homeless through Dec. 20. (Courtesy photo)
Paul Graves

Fall City legislator aims to make all legislators subject to public records requests in 2018

Rep. Paul Graves (R) of Fall City, in his second year as a state legislator, is proposing an end to a form of special treatment… Continue reading

Paul Graves

Fill up on soup, art, with Empty Bowls event | Column

Artistic ability has never, literally, never had a place in my toolbox. Not drawing, not sculpting, not flower arranging. I needed patterns and paint by… Continue reading

Dave Battey led a presentation Saturday on the history of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company, which started at Snoqualmie Falls 100 years ago. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Centennial celebration: 100 years ago, Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. planted seeds of community

Just over 100 years ago, the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company felled its first log, beginning an enterprise that built, among other things, a lasting community… Continue reading

Dave Battey led a presentation Saturday on the history of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company, which started at Snoqualmie Falls 100 years ago. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
Holiday lights gave Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park a warm glow for Saturday’s festivities. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Lights, Santa, music: Snoqualmie ushers in holiday season with Saturday celebration

It wasn’t really the tree lighting everyone was waiting for Saturday evening in Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park, but the big guy coming to light it. That… Continue reading

Holiday lights gave Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park a warm glow for Saturday’s festivities. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Praise for positive changes, made to serve a purpose

Have you noticed it yet? The absolute best new feature of our recently updated website? If you haven’t, I’ll give you a hint — you… Continue reading

County council approves utility franchise fee for right-of-way use; public comment period closes Dec. 7

Earlier this month, the King County Council approved a new fee for utility franchises using county right-of-way that could lead to an increase of about… Continue reading

Close races continue in second day of election returns; city incumbents lead while school board incumbents have mixed success

Local races dominated ballots in the Snoqualmie Valley this election cycle and in the second day of returns, little has changed in the various races.… Continue reading

Community connection: Students take charge of Veterans’ Day assembly at Mount Si High School

This weekend, we honor the men and women who have served in our military, in times of peace and in times of war. Veterans Day… Continue reading

Proposed weigh station move prompts North Bend town hall meeting Tuesday

As part of the eagerly anticipated improvements to the S.R. 18 and Interstate 90 interchange outside of Snoqualmie, the Washington State Patrol weigh station along… Continue reading

City plans to hire ethics officer, auditor to investigate events coordinator contract issues

Snoqualmie will soon hire an ethics hearing officer, as well as an independent auditor to investigate whether two employees have violated the city’s ethics code,… Continue reading

Column: Institutional voting knowledge won’t ever be lost

Remember when we used to have to figure out which voting precinct we lived in, and where we had to go to vote? How confusing… Continue reading

School board considers re-upping full levy, despite $25 million increase in state funding

An extra $25 million for the Snoqualmie Valley School District in 2019 won’t be enough to keep the district from asking voters to approve an… Continue reading

New and improved Ironwood Park in Snoqualmie celebrates official re-opening

Snoqualmie cut the ribbon on recent park improvements Wednesday at Ironwood Park on Snoqualmie Ridge, with a small, but dedicated crowd of park users. Children… Continue reading

Hear, hear! for candidates, forums, and Election Day

Almost every January since I’ve been at the Record, I have compiled a list of words to retire. These are generally popular expressions overused to… Continue reading

State Ag Program of the Year honors go to small but growing Cedarcrest ag department

A little over a month from now, the staff and students of Cedarcrest High School’s agriculture education program will find out how they compare with… Continue reading

Chamber gala Nov. 17 supports business and community development, new student program in Snoqualmie Valley

It’s likely the first holiday party of the season, and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 17 gala is part of another first, too,… Continue reading