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A map of the population growth rate by county between 2020 and 2021. Courtesy of the Washington state Office of Financial Management.

Data shows Snoqualmie is one of state’s fastest growing cities

Data released at the end of June shows that Washington’s population has continued to rise in the last year, with Snoqualmie as one of the… Continue reading

 

Firefighters respond to a fire at Salish Lodge and Spa on July 21. Photo by City of Snoqualmie

Fire breaks out at Salish Lodge

A small chimney fire broke out at the Salish Lodge and Spa in Snoqualmie on the morning of July 21. The Snoqualmie and Fall City… Continue reading

 

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

‘These lands are being loved to death’

Snoqualmie Tribe educates residents about ancestral lands.

 

Residents wait outside the North Bend Theater on the opening night of North Bend Film Fest on Thursday, July 15. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

North Bend Film Festival returns to in-person

In a return to normalcy, a small crowd gathered at the North Bend Theatre to watch “Swan Song,” the opening night film of this year’s… Continue reading

Residents wait outside the North Bend Theater on the opening night of North Bend Film Fest on Thursday, July 15. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

King County Council candidates discuss Valley’s transit, business, homeless issues

District 3 hopefuls meet in North Bend forum.

District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Map of the proposed Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District project. Photo courtesy of the City of North Bend

Town hall set for Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District project

The City of North Bend is inviting residents to a virtual town hall meeting on July 27 regarding the construction of the Meadowbrook Utility Local… Continue reading

Map of the proposed Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District project. Photo courtesy of the City of North Bend
Lance Gibbon, new superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Courtesy photo

Meet the new superintendent for Snoqualmie Valley School District

Following a three month national search, the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board has named Lance Gibbon the new superintendent of Snoqualmie schools. He officially began… Continue reading

Lance Gibbon, new superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Courtesy photo
Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

New survey provides info on vaccine hesitancy in the Valley

New data on vaccine hesitancy collected between June 24 and July 1 shows that the Snoqualmie Valley has similar rates of hesitancy compared to the… Continue reading

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie voters will decide on new sales tax in Nov. election

At its July 12 meeting, the Snoqualmie City Council approved placing a new sales tax on this year’s general election ballot that could go into… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie
Jonathan Boysen, a North Bend resident, is a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Museum’s 2020 Music Educator Award. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic High School.

North Bend teacher is 2020 Music Educator Award quarterfinalist

For Jonathan Boysen, director of bands at Eastside Catholic High School, music has been a lifelong pursuit. As a child, Boysen began playing music on… Continue reading

Jonathan Boysen, a North Bend resident, is a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Museum’s 2020 Music Educator Award. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic High School.
A crowd listens to Angela Donaldson, president of the Fall City Community Association, give a speech about the new grant program, outside Aroma Coffee in Fall City.

Small business grant program unveiled in Fall City

A new COVID-19 relief initiative, targeting small businesses in unincorporated King County, was announced Wednesday. County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled the new “Revive and Thrive”… Continue reading

A crowd listens to Angela Donaldson, president of the Fall City Community Association, give a speech about the new grant program, outside Aroma Coffee in Fall City.
“What we’re doing is providing a meeting point for the service and the people they serve,” said N. Scott Stewart, municipal court judge for Snoqualmie. “Rather than do the traditional conviction, we look at the resources folks need and make those resources accessible.” (File photo)

Snoqualmie introduces new program to reduce recidivism

A new approach to criminal sentencing hopes to reduce incarceration and recidivism rates for nonviolent offenders in Snoqualmie. A community court program, which begins Aug.… Continue reading

“What we’re doing is providing a meeting point for the service and the people they serve,” said N. Scott Stewart, municipal court judge for Snoqualmie. “Rather than do the traditional conviction, we look at the resources folks need and make those resources accessible.” (File photo)
A map of detour routes provided during construction. Photo Courtesy of The City of North Bend.

Traffic delays expected in North Bend

North Bend residents can expect some traffic delays along North Bend Way starting July 20. The delays will occur during the construction of a new,… Continue reading

A map of detour routes provided during construction. Photo Courtesy of The City of North Bend.
A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. Improvements are coming to the roadway soon, according to the city’s new transportation plan. File photo

Snoqualmie approves six-year transit plan, discusses new sales tax

The Snoqualmie City Council unanimously approved the city’s proposed Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan at its June 28 meeting. The plan is a collaboration between… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. Improvements are coming to the roadway soon, according to the city’s new transportation plan. File photo
A fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall

Fireworks banned in North Bend; Snoqualmie allows some

All fireworks available for purchase at retail stands in Snoqualmie are legal for residents.

A fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall