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Photo by Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                From left, Snoqualmie city council candidates incumbent Sean Sundwall, William Donaldson, Fuzzy Fletcher, incumbent James Mayhew, Elaine Armstrong and incumbent Katherine Ross participate in a forum hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.

Transparency topic ignites chamber forum

Policies labeled authoritarian, candidates accused each other of lying and other misdeeds.

Photo by Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                From left, Snoqualmie city council candidates incumbent Sean Sundwall, William Donaldson, Fuzzy Fletcher, incumbent James Mayhew, Elaine Armstrong and incumbent Katherine Ross participate in a forum hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.
Courtesy photos                                From left, Tracey Yeager Blackburn and Tim Harris compete for Carnation City Council Position 3 in the General Election.

Carnation candidates vying for seat

Harris and Yeager Blackburn both hope for city council Position 3.

Courtesy photos                                From left, Tracey Yeager Blackburn and Tim Harris compete for Carnation City Council Position 3 in the General Election.
Natalie DeFord/Staff photo                                A group tours the facilities at Allegion (Technical Glass Products) during the company’s Manufacturing Day event. From left, Snoqualmie city administrator Bob Larson, Casey Duff from Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office, production manager Dave Jensen, Mount Si High School senior Dylan Van Vleet, Mount Si teacher Gregg Meyers.

Local students take Manufacturing Day tour

Panel discussed life in a manufacturing career.

Natalie DeFord/Staff photo                                A group tours the facilities at Allegion (Technical Glass Products) during the company’s Manufacturing Day event. From left, Snoqualmie city administrator Bob Larson, Casey Duff from Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office, production manager Dave Jensen, Mount Si High School senior Dylan Van Vleet, Mount Si teacher Gregg Meyers.
Natalie DeFord/Staff photo                                A summertime view of Snoqualmie Falls from the lower viewpoint, which is now closed for the off-season for maintenance. Other parts of the park will remain open.

Snoqualmie Falls closes boardwalk to park’s lower viewpoint

Off-season maintenance underway, other parts of the park remain open.

Natalie DeFord/Staff photo                                A summertime view of Snoqualmie Falls from the lower viewpoint, which is now closed for the off-season for maintenance. Other parts of the park will remain open.
Courtesy photos                                From left, Darren Glazier and Mary Miller are competing in the Nov. 5 General Election for North Bend City Council Position 7.

North Bend City Council Position 7 race between Miller and Glazier

Two candidates vye for the spot in the general election.

Courtesy photos                                From left, Darren Glazier and Mary Miller are competing in the Nov. 5 General Election for North Bend City Council Position 7.
Love Snoqualmie Valley community-wide day of volunteering

Love Snoqualmie Valley community-wide day of volunteering

About 600 people are signed up for the Oct. 5 event.

Love Snoqualmie Valley community-wide day of volunteering
Snoqualmie may receive additional training for public records requests

Snoqualmie may receive additional training for public records requests

State program offers guidance and information for establishing best practices.

Snoqualmie may receive additional training for public records requests
Snoqualmie City Council. File photo

Snoqualmie City Council rejects county’s solid waste plan

Councilmembers express interest in landfill alternatives.

Snoqualmie City Council. File photo
Snoqualmie gets safest city nod

Snoqualmie gets safest city nod

Ranks safest in state according to website’s matrix.

Snoqualmie gets safest city nod
Photo by Natalie DeFord                                Political signs are back up at Snoqualmie Ridge after a warning letter was sent out by the Residential Owners’ Association.

Who controls campaign signs at the Ridge?

ROA wants signs removed, however the law is unclear about jurisdiction.

Photo by Natalie DeFord                                Political signs are back up at Snoqualmie Ridge after a warning letter was sent out by the Residential Owners’ Association.
Photo by Natalie DeFord                                Construction site of the new roundabout on East North Bend Way.

North Bend’s third roundabout under construction

Project is expected to be complete in late October.

Photo by Natalie DeFord                                Construction site of the new roundabout on East North Bend Way.
Photo by Natalie DeFord                                Brenden Elwood, Jeanne Pettersen, Mayor Ken Hearing, Alan Gothelf and Ross Loudenback perform the ribbon cutting at a special ceremony at North Bend’s new City Hall Sept. 5.

North Bend’s new City Hall has ribbon cutting

City Hall is now located in the geographic center of town.

Photo by Natalie DeFord                                Brenden Elwood, Jeanne Pettersen, Mayor Ken Hearing, Alan Gothelf and Ross Loudenback perform the ribbon cutting at a special ceremony at North Bend’s new City Hall Sept. 5.
Non-utilities Capital Improvement Plan diagram. Photo courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Council passes 2020-2025 non-utilities Capital Improvement Plan

$49 million for 27 projects, $10 million for Community Center Expansion.

Non-utilities Capital Improvement Plan diagram. Photo courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie