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A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. File photo

Snoqualmie City Council outlines priorities for state legislators in 2022

The Snoqualmie City Council has listed funding for the Snoqualmie Parkway and expanding the city’s community center as the top two priorities in the draft… Continue reading

 

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers extract eggs from a female kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Kokanee salmon make a comeback in Zackuse Creek

The fish are historically significant to the Snoqualmie Tribe.

 

Performers at North Bend’s Valley Center Stage rehearse “A Christmas Carol.” Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Valley Center Stage’s ‘Christmas Carol’ returns in person

An annual tradition returns to North Bend as Valley Center Stage will perform an in-person version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” between Dec. 3… Continue reading

 

James Aquirre (middle left) being sworn in by Police Chief Perry Phipps (middle right) at a city council meeting on Aug. 9, 2021. File photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Investigators secure video evidence in Snoqualmie officer-involved shooting

Investigators with the King County Independent Force Investigation Team (IFIT) said they have acquired additional video of the officer-involved shooting in North Bend last week… Continue reading

James Aquirre (middle left) being sworn in by Police Chief Perry Phipps (middle right) at a city council meeting on Aug. 9, 2021. File photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Tony Persson, general manager of the North Bend Ace Hardware. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Lack of transit, housing crisis and pandemic fuel local labor shortage

There are nearly 3,000 unfilled positions in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Tony Persson, general manager of the North Bend Ace Hardware. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Photo of Boalch Avenue in North Bend, part of the Meadowbrook neighborhood. Courtesy of the City of North Bend

North Bend City Council delays vote on joining Meadowbrook ULID

For years, private property owners have tried to extend public sewer system into neighborhood.

Photo of Boalch Avenue in North Bend, part of the Meadowbrook neighborhood. Courtesy of the City of North Bend
A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.

Man killed by Snoqualmie Police was homeless, living in car

The 33-year-old man who was killed by a Snoqualmie police officer late Nov. 16 was homeless and living in his car, according to a spokesperson… Continue reading

A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.
A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.

Snoqualmie Police Officer shoots and kills person in Torguson Park

A Snoqualmie police officer shot and killed a 33-year old man in North Bend late Tuesday night, according to a press release from Snoqualmie Police… Continue reading

A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.
Logo for BeKindSV campaign. Courtesy of the Empower Youth Network.

Empower Youth Network raises awareness for youth suicide prevention

The Empower Youth Network (EYN) has proclaimed November as Kindness Month in the Snoqualmie Valley in an effort to raise awareness about youth suicide prevention… Continue reading

Logo for BeKindSV campaign. Courtesy of the Empower Youth Network.
The Snoqualmie River. File photo

North Bend addresses water system leakage

City’s conservation ordinance ends.

The Snoqualmie River. File photo
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Fall City charity raises funds for Snoqualmie family, pediatric cancer research

On June 13, 2020, Summer Stumpf’s 12-year-old son, Grayson, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare, cancerous brain tumor. Stumpf describes Grayson,… Continue reading

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North Bend City Council.

North Bend City Council voices frustrations with school district

The Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Capital Facilities Plan was approved unanimously by both the Snoqualmie and North Bend city councils, but officials in North Bend… Continue reading

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North Bend City Council.
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Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps.

Snoqualmie Police Department faces staffing shortage

The Snoqualmie Police Department has been slightly understaffed over the last few weeks, as the department is currently looking to fill four vacancies and expects… Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps.
Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie sees pre-pandemic revenues returning

Despite financial difficulties caused by the pandemic, the City of Snoqualmie has continued to avoid a revenue shortfall, according to its mid-biennial budget review. The… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie
Sarah Perry (L) and Kathy Lambert. File Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Perry leads Lambert for King County Council District 3 seat

Challenger Sarah Perry leads 20-year incumbent Kathy Lambert in the District 3 race for the King County Council as of Nov. 2. Perry has received… Continue reading

Sarah Perry (L) and Kathy Lambert. File Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Four candidates in competitive Snoqualmie Elections. Top: Mayor candidates Peggy Shepard (L) and Katherine Ross. Bottom: Council candidates Matt Laase (L) and Tanya Lavoy. File photos by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Initial Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City election results

Katherine Ross leads Peggy Shepard in the race to become Snoqualmie’s first new mayor in almost two decades, according to initial results released by King… Continue reading

Four candidates in competitive Snoqualmie Elections. Top: Mayor candidates Peggy Shepard (L) and Katherine Ross. Bottom: Council candidates Matt Laase (L) and Tanya Lavoy. File photos by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Gnome depot: Snoqualmie woman’s new business brings joy

Pulling out her craft box nearly four years ago, Snoqualmie resident Marian Priegel decided to make a handful of stuffed gnomes to give away at… Continue reading

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A view of the Snoqualmie River from Mt Si Road bridge in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Court dismisses nonprofit’s lawsuit over North Bend water plan

Friends of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River is considering an appeal.

A view of the Snoqualmie River from Mt Si Road bridge in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
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Snoqualmie Valley homeless shelter looks to raise $100,000

If it were this time last year, staff at the Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services (SVSS) would have been scrambling to prepare for the upcoming winter… Continue reading

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Photo courtesy of Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Cyclist hit by school bus along North Bend Way

A section of North Bend Way was shut down in both directions Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, after a school bus struck a cyclist. The cyclist,… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Eastside Fire & Rescue.