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Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

New survey provides info on vaccine hesitancy in the Valley

New data on vaccine hesitancy collected between June 24 and July 1 shows that the Snoqualmie Valley has similar rates of hesitancy compared to the… Continue reading

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Snoqualmie City Hall will re-open to the public

Snoqualmie City Hall, which was temporarily closed in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan along with helping to ensure resident and staff safety… Continue reading

During 2015, post-flood inspections found damage to two sections of an existing river revetment along the Snoqualmie River at the corner of SE River Street and Park Avenue SE in downtown Snoqualmie. Courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie repairs, road closures scheduled to begin in July

The city of Snoqualmie and King County Flood Control District will be repairing an existing revetment (retaining wall) along the Snoqualmie River. The repaired revetment… Continue reading

During 2015, post-flood inspections found damage to two sections of an existing river revetment along the Snoqualmie River at the corner of SE River Street and Park Avenue SE in downtown Snoqualmie. Courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie
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Report outlines 2020 crime trends across Washington state

A new report outlines crime trends in Washington state during 2020, showing a decrease in many categories of offenses and and increase in murders. The… Continue reading

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Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie voters will decide on new sales tax in Nov. election

At its July 12 meeting, the Snoqualmie City Council approved placing a new sales tax on this year’s general election ballot that could go into… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city of Snoqualmie
Jonathan Boysen, a North Bend resident, is a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Museum’s 2020 Music Educator Award. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic High School.

North Bend teacher is 2020 Music Educator Award quarterfinalist

For Jonathan Boysen, director of bands at Eastside Catholic High School, music has been a lifelong pursuit. As a child, Boysen began playing music on… Continue reading

Jonathan Boysen, a North Bend resident, is a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Museum’s 2020 Music Educator Award. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic High School.

Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
A crowd listens to Angela Donaldson, president of the Fall City Community Association, give a speech about the new grant program, outside Aroma Coffee in Fall City.

Small business grant program unveiled in Fall City

A new COVID-19 relief initiative, targeting small businesses in unincorporated King County, was announced Wednesday. County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled the new “Revive and Thrive”… Continue reading

A crowd listens to Angela Donaldson, president of the Fall City Community Association, give a speech about the new grant program, outside Aroma Coffee in Fall City.
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
“What we’re doing is providing a meeting point for the service and the people they serve,” said N. Scott Stewart, municipal court judge for Snoqualmie. “Rather than do the traditional conviction, we look at the resources folks need and make those resources accessible.” (File photo)

Snoqualmie introduces new program to reduce recidivism

A new approach to criminal sentencing hopes to reduce incarceration and recidivism rates for nonviolent offenders in Snoqualmie. A community court program, which begins Aug.… Continue reading

“What we’re doing is providing a meeting point for the service and the people they serve,” said N. Scott Stewart, municipal court judge for Snoqualmie. “Rather than do the traditional conviction, we look at the resources folks need and make those resources accessible.” (File photo)
A hazy view of Mt. Si from North Bend. File photo

News from around North Bend: Ballot measure, burning moratorium, condo project

CITY SEEKS NORTH BEND CITIZENS FOR INPUT ON BALLOT MEASURE The City Council recently passed a resolution to place a proposition on the November 2… Continue reading

A hazy view of Mt. Si from North Bend. File photo
A map of detour routes provided during construction. Photo Courtesy of The City of North Bend.

Traffic delays expected in North Bend

North Bend residents can expect some traffic delays along North Bend Way starting July 20. The delays will occur during the construction of a new,… Continue reading

A map of detour routes provided during construction. Photo Courtesy of The City of North Bend.
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Washington state utility moratorium receives final extension

A final extension of the Washington state utility moratorium was announced last week, meaning the ban on shut-offs will expire on Sept. 30. A press… Continue reading

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)
The North Cascades Highway. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Warmer temperatures mean more snowpack melting

A hot, dry summer could wreak havoc on the Snoqualmie River system.

The North Cascades Highway. (Washington State Department of Transportation)
Superintendent Robert Manahan. File photo

Retiring Snoqualmie superintendent reflects on tenure

Rob Manahan announced his retirement earlier this year after being hired in 2018.

Superintendent Robert Manahan. File photo
Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of house. File photo

King County Council passes tenant protections

Tenants in unincorporated King County won new rights after the King County Council voted to pass ordinance 2021-0131 during its meeting June 29. Under the… Continue reading

Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of house. File photo
A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. Improvements are coming to the roadway soon, according to the city’s new transportation plan. File photo

Snoqualmie approves six-year transit plan, discusses new sales tax

The Snoqualmie City Council unanimously approved the city’s proposed Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan at its June 28 meeting. The plan is a collaboration between… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. Improvements are coming to the roadway soon, according to the city’s new transportation plan. File photo
A fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall

Fireworks banned in North Bend; Snoqualmie allows some

All fireworks available for purchase at retail stands in Snoqualmie are legal for residents.

A fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall
Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo

Governor lifts restrictions, but health officials warn the pandemic is not over

As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long been vacant to reduce capacity… Continue reading

Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo