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Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoInterim Chief of Police for Snoqualmie

City discusses police, firefighter levy on ballot at town hall; another meeting is Thursday at City Hall

Snoqualmie citizens gathered in the gymnasium of Cascade View Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 22, for the first of two Snoqualmie Town Hall events discussing Proposition 1, a public safety levy that would increase the property tax to fund the hiring of two more police officers and one additional firefighter, which will be on the ballot this November.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoInterim Chief of Police for Snoqualmie

North Bend QFC now offering online ordering

Shoppers in North Bend now have a new way to pick up their groceries. On Monday, Sept. 19, North Bend's QFC began operating its online ordering and pickup service.

The panel of candidates listen to moderator Carolyn Simpson as she asks them a question about the Snoqualmie highway interchange during last Wednesday’s first Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. A second forum starts at noon Wednesday

State race candidates talk about education funding, transportation needs

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce held the first of two candidate forums for the upcoming general election on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Snoqualmie TPC Golf Course.

The panel of candidates listen to moderator Carolyn Simpson as she asks them a question about the Snoqualmie highway interchange during last Wednesday’s first Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. A second forum starts at noon Wednesday
Courtesy PhotoThe 2015 Bark for Life event raised more than $1600

Bark for Life cancer research fundraiser returns on Oct. 1

After a successful first year raising more than $1,600, the Mount Si High School Key Club is organizing its second Bark for Life event.

Courtesy PhotoThe 2015 Bark for Life event raised more than $1600
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoPaul Hoffmann sets up a filtering hose to pump clean water around a ditch restoration site and back into the stream at Carnation’s Goose and Gander Farm.

Carnation farm gets help from county program on cleaning ditches

A combination of sediment and invasive plant species have plagued farm drainage ditches in the Valley for years, but with the help of King County's Agricultural Drainage Assistance Program, farmlands are getting the maintenance they need.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoPaul Hoffmann sets up a filtering hose to pump clean water around a ditch restoration site and back into the stream at Carnation’s Goose and Gander Farm.
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoMinna Rudd

Si View Parks collecting feedback for 2017 district plan

In preparation for an updated Parks District System Plan, the Si View Metropolitan Parks District held an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Si View Community Center to receive feedback from residents on important projects for the future of the district.

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoMinna Rudd

Snoqualmie city council approves multi-city partnership and online park reservations

At the Sept. 12 Snoqualmie City Council meeting, Valley cities partnered to receive an economic development grant and a request for proposals for an online public park reservation system was approved.

Courtesy PhotoAfter a quick breakfast at Snoqualmie Pass

Veterans hike through Snoqualmie Pass on 2,560-mile journey

Four Veteran hikers made their way through the Snoqualmie Pass on Labor Day, Sept. 5 as part of the Warrior Expedition program that gives veterans an opportunity to decompress from their time in the military.

Courtesy PhotoAfter a quick breakfast at Snoqualmie Pass
Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoThis year’s soccer captains

Mount Si starts season with young soccer team

Coach: Darren Brown

Evan Pappas/Staff PhotoThis year’s soccer captains
A clip from the proposed regional fire authority’s video

Fire Districts 10 and 38 bring merger to vote for a second time

King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 will once again ask voters to support their proposed combination into one fire authority in order to maintain a financially viable organization.

A clip from the proposed regional fire authority’s video
Mark Correira

Snoqualmie Fire Chief talks progress and modernization of department

After recently earning his designation as Chief Fire Officer for a second time, Snoqualmie Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Mark Correira has plans to implement professional credentialing tools for other firefighters in his department.

Mark Correira
This map of downtown Snoqualmie shows the two areas being changed to Form-Based Mixed-Use zoning in red and pink.

Snoqualmie changes zoning in historic downtown

In accordance with the 2014 comprehensive plan, the city of Snoqualmie will change the land use and zoning of two areas in historic downtown Snoqualmie, from Doone Ave S.E. to Silva Avenue S.E. and from S.E. Newton Street to S.E. Delta Street.

This map of downtown Snoqualmie shows the two areas being changed to Form-Based Mixed-Use zoning in red and pink.
Wrestlers headed to state championships at send-off on Feb. 18 are

Mount Si sends six to state wrestling championships; two make top-eight placing

Six Mount Si High School wrestlers traveled to compete at the Tacoma Dome for the State Championships on Feb. 19 and 20.

Wrestlers headed to state championships at send-off on Feb. 18 are

Snoqualmie Tribe partners with EFR due to trouble with city

On Jan. 1, Eastside Fire and Rescue entered an agreement with the Snoqualmie Tribe to provide medical and fire services to the casino and tribal lands.

Sno-Valley Senior Center Director Peggy McNamara and social worker Caroline Kogan are excited about their new program to support Valley senior citizens.

Program launched to help homebound seniors

The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation has begun a senior outreach program designed to provide service to homebound seniors in need of help with various activities.

Sno-Valley Senior Center Director Peggy McNamara and social worker Caroline Kogan are excited about their new program to support Valley senior citizens.
Michael Murdock (left) and Rene Schuchter begin Greater Tuna as radio hosts Arles Struvie and Thurston Wheelis.

Valley Center Stage presents two-man show ‘Greater Tuna’ on Feb. 4

Two actors will have to play over 20 characters in one night in Valley Center Stage’s production of “Greater Tuna” opening Thursday, Feb. 4 at the theater in North Bend.

Michael Murdock (left) and Rene Schuchter begin Greater Tuna as radio hosts Arles Struvie and Thurston Wheelis.
Snoqualmie staff referred to this concept photo to illustrate the proposed pedestrian-activated signal at Fisher Avenue Southeast.

Snoqualmie looking to implement a push-button crossing light at Fisher and Snoqualmie Parkway

Residents of the Woody Creek and Ironwood neighborhoods in Snoqualmie have been calling for a full traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of Fisher Avenue Southeast and Snoqualmie Parkway for more than 10 years.

Snoqualmie staff referred to this concept photo to illustrate the proposed pedestrian-activated signal at Fisher Avenue Southeast.
Troy Bacon and Adriana Jordan welcome families to their new Copperstone Family Spaghetti Restaurant in downtown Snoqualmie.

Pasta house is family-friendly, cost-conscious

Downtown Snoqualmie gained a brand new restaurant last month when Copperstone Family Spaghetti Restaurant opened its doors on Railroad Avenue.

Troy Bacon and Adriana Jordan welcome families to their new Copperstone Family Spaghetti Restaurant in downtown Snoqualmie.
Caadxi Oaxaca owner Francisco Romo poses at the bar of his new restaurant in downtown Snoqualmie. The restaurant serves traditional family favorites from southern Mexico.

Taste a little Oaxaca in downtown Snoqualmie

It all happened quickly. From signing a lease to opening their doors, it took Caadxi Oaxaca, Snoqualmie’s newest Mexican restaurant, a little more than a month to open its doors.

Caadxi Oaxaca owner Francisco Romo poses at the bar of his new restaurant in downtown Snoqualmie. The restaurant serves traditional family favorites from southern Mexico.
A historic photo of an American Legion ceremony at Mount Si Memorial Cemetery on Memorial Day

North Bend historic cemetery needs new caretaker

One of the Valley’s historical cemeteries, dating back to about 1907, is in need of help. The Mount Si Memorial Cemetery in North Bend is looking for a new owner after being in the care of the late Jerry Kaasa of North Bend for more than four decades.

A historic photo of an American Legion ceremony at Mount Si Memorial Cemetery on Memorial Day