Carol Ladwig

Take a thrill ride Oct. 28 at DirtFish Rally School

Take a thrill ride Oct. 28 at DirtFish Rally School

Maybe you’ve heard a spooky legend about Snoqualmie’s old mill site and want to investigate, at night, or maybe you’re looking for a Halloween-themed thrill.… Continue reading

Take a thrill ride Oct. 28 at DirtFish Rally School
County Council candidates prioritize traffic in Snoqualmie forum

County Council candidates prioritize traffic in Snoqualmie forum

What mattered most to the two candidates for the District 3 seat on the Metropolitan King County Council last week was how county residents get… Continue reading

County Council candidates prioritize traffic in Snoqualmie forum

Rules of the page for Valley letter-writers

North Bend’s City Administrator, Londi Lindell, gave me the perfect turn of phrase for this time of year, and it’s one I’ve been using, and… Continue reading

Rare electric interurban car added to museum’s collection

Rare electric interurban car added to museum’s collection

“It takes a little imagination,” Northwest Railway Museum Director Richard Anderson said, as a deteriorating 1907 train car arrived in Snoqualmie. A little imagination, but… Continue reading

Rare electric interurban car added to museum’s collection
North Bend cuts the ribbon on updated ballfields, other improvements at Torguson Park

North Bend cuts the ribbon on updated ballfields, other improvements at Torguson Park

Turf fields, a new concessions stand, a walking trail, and the removal of the explosion-damaged storage building were all celebrated as improvements in North Bend’s Torguson Park Sept. 14.

North Bend cuts the ribbon on updated ballfields, other improvements at Torguson Park
Friends Gaylin Luce and Vivian Hauer walk along the rows of crops at Jubilee Farm during Saturday’s festivities. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Families feast on local food at Tilth Farm Faire

Families snacked on fresh picked carrots and pear or sampled their own harvest from grapevines and apple trees Saturday at the Sno Valley Tilt Farm… Continue reading

Friends Gaylin Luce and Vivian Hauer walk along the rows of crops at Jubilee Farm during Saturday’s festivities. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
Legislators attending the Sept. 14 wrap up event in Snoqualmie were, from left, Vince Fortunato, Mark Harmsworth, Morgan Irwin, Larry Springer, Tana Senn, Paul Graves, Mark Mullet, Mark Hargrove, Drew Stokesbary. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

One big problem down, two to go: Area legislators discuss success of education funding plan, challenges of Hirst decision, traffic congestion for next session

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

Legislators attending the Sept. 14 wrap up event in Snoqualmie were, from left, Vince Fortunato, Mark Harmsworth, Morgan Irwin, Larry Springer, Tana Senn, Paul Graves, Mark Mullet, Mark Hargrove, Drew Stokesbary. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Column: Learning from the past, planning for the future; deadline for submitting candidate questions is Friday

Last week, someone from somewhere else contacted us through our website to suggest that we editorialize against the Battle of Snoqualmie living history display scheduled… Continue reading

Wildcats face full month of strong 4A opponents for start of the season | Fall Sports Update

Wildcats face full month of strong 4A opponents for start of the season | Fall Sports Update

After the elation of beating Skyline in their season opener, the Mount Si football team had a setback last week, and a tough couple of weeks still ahead.

Wildcats face full month of strong 4A opponents for start of the season | Fall Sports Update
Kristina Spencer of Issaquah and her dog Evee do the agility course sponsored by Riverdog. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Day of the dogs: DoggieStock 4 doubles in size; day of music and tails drew more than 500 pets and and their people to North Bend’s Tollgate Farm Park

In its fourth year, the annual celebration of dogs and music is going strong in North Bend. DoggieStock 4 returned to Tollgate Farm Park last… Continue reading

Kristina Spencer of Issaquah and her dog Evee do the agility course sponsored by Riverdog. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
A concrete worker smooths out the new sidewalks poured two weeks ago as part of the North Bend downtown plaza project, another effort by the city to revitalize downtown. The block pictured here, along with businesses on the opposite side of the street, make up the city’s Historic Downtown District. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

To fight downtown blight, North Bend approves fee waiver for new businesses

Empty buildings and downtown blight will be combated in a new way in North Bend soon, but only time will tell if the city’s new… Continue reading

A concrete worker smooths out the new sidewalks poured two weeks ago as part of the North Bend downtown plaza project, another effort by the city to revitalize downtown. The block pictured here, along with businesses on the opposite side of the street, make up the city’s Historic Downtown District. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)
Cedarcrest runners who broke the two-hour marathon barrier last Friday in a relay race are from left: front - Ben Benson, Patrick McCabe, Emmett Klaiber, Chase Bolin, and Grant Van Valkenburg; back - Ian Fay, Daniel Murphy and Ryan LaTurner. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Cedarcrest runners break two-hour barrier in marathon relay, raise $1,000 for Treehouse for Kids

They didn’t exactly replicate the conditions created by Nike in a May 5 attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier last Friday. No custom shoes,… Continue reading

Cedarcrest runners who broke the two-hour marathon barrier last Friday in a relay race are from left: front - Ben Benson, Patrick McCabe, Emmett Klaiber, Chase Bolin, and Grant Van Valkenburg; back - Ian Fay, Daniel Murphy and Ryan LaTurner. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
A Union artillery cannon fires at the enemy at the start of a 2016 Civil War battle re-enactment at Meadowbrook Farm.

Third annual Battle of Snoqualmie is Sept. 16-17 at Meadowbrook Farm

Next weekend, the mountains surrounding the Snoqualmie Valley will echo with cannon fire and musketry, during the third annual Battle of Snoqualmie. This event, a… Continue reading

A Union artillery cannon fires at the enemy at the start of a 2016 Civil War battle re-enactment at Meadowbrook Farm.
Iya Brown, owner of Wild Hare Vintage in downtown Snoqualmie, reported a theft of more than $1,000 worth of merchandise, cabled to her building on Railroad Avenue, Thursday night. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Burglars steal $1,000 worth of merchandise from Snoqualmie shop Thursday

An unknown number of thieves cut the security cables around merchandise outside Wild Hare Vintage in downtown Snoqualmie Thursday night, Sept. 8, stealing more than… Continue reading

Iya Brown, owner of Wild Hare Vintage in downtown Snoqualmie, reported a theft of more than $1,000 worth of merchandise, cabled to her building on Railroad Avenue, Thursday night. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
Alexis Hujar addresses the crowd of several hundred people at a community meeting about the future of Mountain Meadows Farm Thursday evening. Many in the audience raised strong objections to the owner, Chun Hou’s proposal to host agricultural classes for the soon to open Washington Technology University at the farm.                                (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Hundreds turn out to debate future of Mountain Meadows Farm

It will be both a farm and a college in the next few years, say supporters of a plan to restore Mountain Meadows Farm in… Continue reading

Alexis Hujar addresses the crowd of several hundred people at a community meeting about the future of Mountain Meadows Farm Thursday evening. Many in the audience raised strong objections to the owner, Chun Hou’s proposal to host agricultural classes for the soon to open Washington Technology University at the farm.                                (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
Aerial view of the future Mount Si High School.                                (Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District)

Going up: Mount Si High School construction project goes vertical; Framework for about a third of the new building is already up

Almost exactly two years from now, the new Mount Si High School will open, welcoming four years’ worth of students onto a single campus for… Continue reading

Aerial view of the future Mount Si High School.                                (Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District)
Carol Ladwig                                Editor

Ask your candidates, round 2; submit questions for forums by Sept. 15

We are just two months away from the most-contested election I can remember in the Valley. That’s not to say there haven’t been intensely competitive… Continue reading

Carol Ladwig                                Editor
Eclipse parties formed wherever there was a view in the Valley

Eclipse parties formed wherever there was a view in the Valley

People came out to parks, streets and sidewalks Monday, to stare up at the sky. Some were prepared, with cold drinks and lawn chairs, and… Continue reading

Eclipse parties formed wherever there was a view in the Valley
Snoqualmie celebrates Railroad Days 2017

Snoqualmie celebrates Railroad Days 2017

Snoqualmie celebrated its 79th Railroad Days over the weekend, with pancakes and a parade, painters and pooches, classic cars, modern music, fun and games and… Continue reading

Snoqualmie celebrates Railroad Days 2017
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA and Community Center celebrates five years, looks ahead to many more

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA and Community Center celebrates five years, looks ahead to many more

It was hard to imagine, on the perfect summer Sunday last weekend, that the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA had to delay its grand opening five years… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA and Community Center celebrates five years, looks ahead to many more