Natalie DeFord

Beyond a clearly marked barricade, King County Road Services workers conduct a brief initial assessment of a landslide that occurred on Dec. 20, severely damaging Middle Fork Road, which will remain closed for an unknown extended period of time. It is extremely dangerous for pedestrians and bike traffic to go around the barricade. Photo courtesy of King County Road Services.

Landslide at Middle Fork Road presents ongoing danger

County urges hikers, bikers not to go around their barricade.

Beyond a clearly marked barricade, King County Road Services workers conduct a brief initial assessment of a landslide that occurred on Dec. 20, severely damaging Middle Fork Road, which will remain closed for an unknown extended period of time. It is extremely dangerous for pedestrians and bike traffic to go around the barricade. Photo courtesy of King County Road Services.
Courtesy photo                                Members of the podcast team at Trail Youth. Top: Trinity Baunsgard; bottom from left, Kim Sheppard, Delilah Huebner, Derek Stephens, Jaclyn Huntzinger, Alex Ritchie, Lydia Zuray and Kristen Zuray.

Teens roast beans, stream podcasts in North Bend

The Trail Youth’s interns have been busy.

Courtesy photo                                Members of the podcast team at Trail Youth. Top: Trinity Baunsgard; bottom from left, Kim Sheppard, Delilah Huebner, Derek Stephens, Jaclyn Huntzinger, Alex Ritchie, Lydia Zuray and Kristen Zuray.
A recent fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks, the company who will put on the display of fireworks at the Carnation Farms 2020 New Years Eve party. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall

New Years Eve Roaring ’20s party set

Music, dancing and celebration at Carnation Farms.

A recent fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks, the company who will put on the display of fireworks at the Carnation Farms 2020 New Years Eve party. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall
Courtesy of the Si View Metropolitan Park District website                                Rendering of the Torguson Skatepark plan.

Major updates for Torguson Skatepark in North Bend

Total redevelopment, expansion, new features.

Courtesy of the Si View Metropolitan Park District website                                Rendering of the Torguson Skatepark plan.
One-year-old Julian Gale says hello to the passengers behind him on the Santa Train.

50th annual Santa Train rolls through town

Northwest Railway Museum’s holiday tradition takes passengers on an adventure.

One-year-old Julian Gale says hello to the passengers behind him on the Santa Train.
File photo/ Snoqualmie City Hall.

Snoqualmie council nixes proposed property tax rate

Ordinance amended and lively discussion ensues.

File photo/ Snoqualmie City Hall.
Lights shine bright at last year’s Snoqualmie Winter Lights event, attended by more than 3,000 people. Courtesy photos

Merry and bright on Dec. 7

Snoqualmie Winter Lights to draw thousands - including Saint Nick.

Lights shine bright at last year’s Snoqualmie Winter Lights event, attended by more than 3,000 people. Courtesy photos
Jacob Pass and Anita Young at Twede’s Cafe with Buddy the Elf during a North Bend Downtown Foundation photo campaign promoting downtown businesses. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

North Bend holiday happenings

Celebrate downtown with Buddy the Elf.

Jacob Pass and Anita Young at Twede’s Cafe with Buddy the Elf during a North Bend Downtown Foundation photo campaign promoting downtown businesses. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey’s not on the menu with this group

The bird singled out for Thanksgiving.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Snoqualmie United Methodist Church, next door to the American Legion Post 79, which houses the Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services Resource Center. There will be a free community meal at the church on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Community Thanksgiving meal at Snoqualmie Methodist Church

The church will host Thanksgiving dinner with Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services.

Snoqualmie United Methodist Church, next door to the American Legion Post 79, which houses the Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services Resource Center. There will be a free community meal at the church on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Bob Larson. Photo by Genuine Image Photography

Bob Larson leaving city of Snoqualmie

City administration leaving to take similar job in Gig Harbor.

Bob Larson. Photo by Genuine Image Photography
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank team members, from left, volunteers Don and Carolyn DeVolder, Mount Si High School sophomore Shira Shecter, volunteer Becky Sydnor, Operations Manager Heather Walsh, Teri Wood, Mickey Martindale, and Debbie Rowley with Mount Si freshman daughter Ellie. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank needs volutneers

Donations also needed, specifically Thanksgiving side dishes.

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank team members, from left, volunteers Don and Carolyn DeVolder, Mount Si High School sophomore Shira Shecter, volunteer Becky Sydnor, Operations Manager Heather Walsh, Teri Wood, Mickey Martindale, and Debbie Rowley with Mount Si freshman daughter Ellie. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
The Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial recognizes all veterans from the Valley. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Veterans Day recognized in the valley

Events celebrate local service members, past and present.

The Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial recognizes all veterans from the Valley. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe owner Marsha Harris poses after enrolling her business in composting services through a program offered by the City of Snoqualmie and Waste Management. Businesses can join the limited time assistance program through the end of the year. Courtesy photo

Local business composting campaign through end of year

City of Snoqualmie encourages sustainable practice.

Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe owner Marsha Harris poses after enrolling her business in composting services through a program offered by the City of Snoqualmie and Waste Management. Businesses can join the limited time assistance program through the end of the year. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photos                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

How to prevent falling trees

Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

Courtesy photos                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.
Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                John Howell, founding partner of Cedar River Group, speaks during an Oct. 28 special Snoqualmie City Council meeting on affordable housing policy.

Housing affordability policy roundtable held in Snoqualmie

Special council meeting, informative presentation.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                John Howell, founding partner of Cedar River Group, speaks during an Oct. 28 special Snoqualmie City Council meeting on affordable housing policy.
File photo                                Snoqualmie City Hall.

Snoqualmie to pursue public records software

City to authorize request for proposals.

File photo                                Snoqualmie City Hall.
Rendering of the proposed pool courtesy of Si View Metro Parks District.

Snoqualmie rejects Si View aquatic facility plan

City explores community center expansion and pool options.

Rendering of the proposed pool courtesy of Si View Metro Parks District.
Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                Una McAlinden has a participant place an issue on the board during a town hall meeting discussion about Snoqualmie’s values and future on Oct. 10 at Mount Si High School.

Snoqualmie today and tomorrow

Town hall meeting ponders current city trends and potential future outcomes.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                Una McAlinden has a participant place an issue on the board during a town hall meeting discussion about Snoqualmie’s values and future on Oct. 10 at Mount Si High School.
Courtesy photo                                Concrete was poured Oct. 3 for the base of a new, secondary clarifier at North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing improvements.

North Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements underway

Construction follows Wastewater System Facilities Plan.

Courtesy photo                                Concrete was poured Oct. 3 for the base of a new, secondary clarifier at North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing improvements.