News around the Valley: Ballots, oil, weather, water

Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley should have received their ballots for the election.

North Bend lifts water conservation measures

On Oct. 16, the city of North Bend ended its water conservation ordinance for the year after significant rain fell over the previous week.

An ordinance approved this summer by the city council created the tiered water conservation plan. Each year, the city automatically enters Stage 1 on Aug. 15, which limits certain water use activities.

Stage 2 was triggered on Oct. 6 due to low levels of water in the Chester Morse Lake/Masonry Pool.

NOAA predicts cold, wet winter

The latest winter forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts Puget Sound is in for more precipitation and cold than normal as a La Nina system moves through.

Ballots are mailed

Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley should have received their ballots this week or last for the Nov. 3 General Election. Ballots must be dropped off in an official ballot box by 8 p.m. Nov. 3 to be counted.

A list of ballot box locations can be found on King County’s website.

They include the following ballot drop box locations:

North Bend Library, 115 E. 4th St., North Bend, WA 98045

Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Boulevard SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl., Fall City, WA 98024

Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave., Carnation, WA 98014

Duvall Police Department, 26225 NE Burhen Way, Duvall, WA 98019

Oil spill

A Waste Management truck spilled some 40 gallons of hydraulic oil onto Curtis Drive SE on Snoqualmie Ridge on Oct. 19. It closed the road as of Monday afternoon, and the Washington state Department of Ecology had been notified.