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Snoqualmie Valley School District’s electric bus. File photo. Courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District.
A photo of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s electric bus. File photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District.

School district approves budget, suspends bus routes

Below is a round-up of news from the Snoqualmie Valley School District from the past week. The school year started Aug. 31 for those between… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Valley School District’s electric bus. File photo. Courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District.
A photo of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s electric bus. File photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District.
Rendering of completed Eastgate supportive housing facility (courtesy of hoist. / Notion Workshop)

Construction begins on Bellevue supportive housing project

The project is the culmination of efforts by non-profits and local government support.

Rendering of completed Eastgate supportive housing facility (courtesy of hoist. / Notion Workshop)
Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection (courtesy of HRV Media)

Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection returns Oct. 8 – 9 to celebrate its 75th anniversary

The event will host stylish live and virtual events, and benefit local nonprofits.

Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection (courtesy of HRV Media)
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn wants to expedite the backlog of rental assistance funds

Less than 5% of the $165 million allocated for the county is believed to have been given out.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Local artist Britt Greenland paints Aug. 28 at Sandy Cove Park. Her gallery is located at 301 W. North Bend Way, Suite 107, North Bend. Visit www.BrittGreenlandArtist.com. Photo by Andy Hobbs/Valley Record

Saturday in the park: Pick your favorite painting

This is the thirteenth year of the Plein Air Paint Out (meaning to paint outdoors).

Local artist Britt Greenland paints Aug. 28 at Sandy Cove Park. Her gallery is located at 301 W. North Bend Way, Suite 107, North Bend. Visit www.BrittGreenlandArtist.com. Photo by Andy Hobbs/Valley Record
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)

King County Councilman calls for plan to help Afghan refugees settle here

Washington state expects roughly 6,000 refugees to come from Afghanistan.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)
Snoqualmie Police Department.

I-90 on-ramp near Snoqualmie closed after shooting

The I-90 westbound on-ramp to State Route 18 near Snoqualmie closed for an investigation, following a shooting that occurred during a traffic stop, according to… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Police Department.
Sean Sundwall. Courtesy Photo.

Snoqualmie City Council looks to fill vacant position

The Snoqualmie City Council is now accepting applications to fill a vacant council seat. Applications for the position are due no later than 5 p.m.… Continue reading

Sean Sundwall. Courtesy Photo.
Snoqualmie Police Department.

Snoqualmie Police Assocation rejects city vaccine mandate

Snoqualmie Police Department has a vaccination rate around 40%.

Snoqualmie Police Department.
Lance Gibbon, superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Courtesy photo

What to expect when SVSD students return to school

Snoqualmie Valley School District also has a shortage of bus drivers.

Lance Gibbon, superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Courtesy photo
Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. File Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Snoqualmie requires vaccine for city employees

The City of Snoqualmie announced that it will require all staff and volunteers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 18 as a condition of… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. File Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State gets environmental OK for second I-405 toll lane

Toll lanes would be added in both directions on the stretch between Highway 522 and Highway 527.

Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Aussie Pampling notches Boeing Classic crown in Snoqualmie

He finished 12-under to earn $315,000.

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Community leaders gather outside Encompass’ new Child Development Center on Aug. 19 for the building’s grand opening. From left: State Rep. Bill Ramos, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson (back), Encompass Executive Director Nela Cumming, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, State Rep. Lisa Callan, Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland. Photo by Conor Wilson/Snoqualmie Valley Record

Encompass opens one-of-a-kind pediatrics facility in Snoqualmie

‘There isn’t anything else like it on the Eastside.’

Community leaders gather outside Encompass’ new Child Development Center on Aug. 19 for the building’s grand opening. From left: State Rep. Bill Ramos, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson (back), Encompass Executive Director Nela Cumming, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, State Rep. Lisa Callan, Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland. Photo by Conor Wilson/Snoqualmie Valley Record
Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26, 2021, as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

COVID rates rise in the Valley

Snoqualmie Valley had two hospitalizations and one death over the past two weeks.

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26, 2021, as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
Map of population growth in the United States. Photo courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau.

Census data shows population growth in Snoqualmie Valley

King County grew by 17%, which made it the fourth fast growing county in the state.

Map of population growth in the United States. Photo courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau.
Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie

City of Snoqualmie looks to fill several interim positions

The City of Snoqualmie is beginning a search to fill its open city administrator position. The city administrator is responsible for the administration of the… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie
Railroad Days in 2016. File photo.

Railroad Days Festival Returns in person

Snoqualmie’s annual Railroad Days Festival will return in-person for its 82nd year on Aug. 28 and 29 after being canceled last year. The Northwest Railway… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2021
Railroad Days in 2016. File photo.