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A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo

Governor extends restrictions on businesses and gatherings

It’s been a month since the governor imposed the new rules. And the pandemic has only gotten worse.

A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo
A photo of the log truck accident along SR 202 that closed the highway on the morning of Dec. 4, 2020. William Shaw/Snoqualmie Valley Record

Logging truck accident jams traffic on SR 202

A crash along State route 202 this morning closed the road for several hours as crews cleared a logging truck from the road. The accident… Continue reading

A photo of the log truck accident along SR 202 that closed the highway on the morning of Dec. 4, 2020. William Shaw/Snoqualmie Valley Record
A WSDOT team member explains how the westbound interim auxiliary ramp will work to route traffic from the Snoqualmie Parkway on to I-90 in this file photo from a 2019 community meeting.

News Around the Valley: I-90 interchange update, holiday happenings, fundraisers

Treehouse fundraiser Treehouse, a Washington state nonprofit that partners with youth in foster care, has announced the launch of its annual holiday drive. The drive… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020
A WSDOT team member explains how the westbound interim auxiliary ramp will work to route traffic from the Snoqualmie Parkway on to I-90 in this file photo from a 2019 community meeting.
For Gary Schwartz, a Valley-based author, the pandemic hasn’t changed his writing style or schedule, but he’s finding it harder to muse ideas. He enjoys writing young adult fiction, and has published one book, "The King of Average." File photo

Penning through the pandemic

Local authors are finding ways to adapt to an unpredictable world.

For Gary Schwartz, a Valley-based author, the pandemic hasn’t changed his writing style or schedule, but he’s finding it harder to muse ideas. He enjoys writing young adult fiction, and has published one book, "The King of Average." File photo
North Bend could have its own marijuana store soon.

North Bend approved pot shop development agreement

The council voted to approve the agreement on Dec. 1.

North Bend could have its own marijuana store soon.
Ryan Hartwell (Fred) hugs Tim Platt (Scrooge) in the final scene of VCS’s production of “A Christmas Carol” in 2019. File photo

‘A Christmas Carol’ returns Dec. 5

Valley Center Stage will be performing its rendition of “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The cast has adapted their acting to… Continue reading

Ryan Hartwell (Fred) hugs Tim Platt (Scrooge) in the final scene of VCS’s production of “A Christmas Carol” in 2019. File photo
A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo

King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo
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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.

Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European colonization, according to a new study. The study was… Continue reading

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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Regency North Bend outbreak leaves four dead

A large outbreak of COVID-19 at Regency North Bend, a senior living facility, was confirmed by Seattle & King County Public Health officials on Nov.… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Chris Fagan trekking across Antarctica in 2014. Contributed by Chris Fagan

South Pole or Bust

The story of a North Bend couple who trekked across Antarctica.

Chris Fagan trekking across Antarctica in 2014. Contributed by Chris Fagan
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News Around the Valley: Holiday lights, toy drive, school pictures, survival tips

North Bend Holly Days The city of North Bend and the North Bend Downtown Foundation are working to create a safe Holly Days this year.… Continue reading

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Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
David Olson. Contributed photo

The Valley loses one of its biggest hearts

David Olson died in early November, but his legacy of dedicated community service lives on.

David Olson. Contributed photo
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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend passes on property tax increase

The North Bend City Council narrowly voted not to increase the amount of property taxes it collects at a Nov. 17 meeting. In a 4-3… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
A map of the SR 203 closure beginning on Nov. 30 and lasting until mid-January 2021. Contributed by the Washington State Department of Transportation

SR 203 closure begins Nov. 30

State route 203 between Carnation and Duvall will be closed until mid-January, beginning on Nov. 30. The stretch of road suffered a landslide and has… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2020
A map of the SR 203 closure beginning on Nov. 30 and lasting until mid-January 2021. Contributed by the Washington State Department of Transportation
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State seeks input on how to improve Fall City’s Highway 202

State Route 202 serves as a vital link between the metro Eastside and the Snoqualmie Valley, as well as Fall City’s main street — but… Continue reading

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King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reps talk COVID restrictions in the valley

After new statewide restrictions on gatherings and businesses were announced on Nov. 15 in an attempt to curb rapidly rising coronavirus infections, elected officials met… Continue reading

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State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo

Democratic lawmakers ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

They want to try to scaling back on occupancy before forcing an end to inside service.

State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo