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Activists fear that Atlantic salmon that escape from fish farms can spread disease to native fish such as these pink salmon.

Conservationists oppose fish pens, proposed expansion of fish pen farm

Open water fish pens have long been criticized by conservation activists as facilities that spread disease and can have catastrophic consequences on native fish populations.… Continue reading

 

Snoqualmie Watershed Forum funds salmon recovery projects

Thirteen projects that support salmon recovery in the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish watersheds have been awarded $872,286 in Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) grants. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

 

Snoqualmie City Council considers 2018 property tax rates

Snoqualmie’s City Council heard arguments in favor of increasing the city’s property tax levy by the allowed 1 percent last week, but will not vote on the issue until next week.

 

Blotter: Child pulls fire alarm; Tree fall causes power outage

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Snoqualmie Fire Department Thursday, Nov. 9 Tree fall: At 12:08 a.m., Snoqualmie… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017
Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy, Deputy State Auditor Keri Rooney and Program Manager Wendy W. Choy. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Washington State Auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

Auditor’s office seeking $700,000 from Washington Legislature

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy, Deputy State Auditor Keri Rooney and Program Manager Wendy W. Choy. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Three Valley schools earn top honors in county’s Green Schools Program

Schools from 34 King County cities and unincorporated areas are reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving resources, and cutting costs with help from the King County… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

Man arrested in Snoqualmie for threatening Seattle church is charged

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged a 25-year-old man for emailing pastors: “Time to engage the artillery and kill you all.”

Carnation hires Amy Arrington as new City Manager

The city of Carnation welcomed its newest addition to the administration in October. Amy Arrington has recently been hired as the new City Administrator. Coming… Continue reading

Snoqualmie worker left with broken legs after being hit by a truck

A miscommunication between co-workers led to an injury resulting two broken legs last week. At 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, a man fell as… Continue reading

The Tolt Hill Bridge near Carnation will be closed Monday morning for an inspection of the steel truss connections, part of the design work for needed repairs to the structure. (File Photo)

Tolt Hill Bridge to close Monday for half-day inspection

The Tolt Hill Bridge will be closed Monday, but only for a half day, as engineers inspect the bridge for planned repairs. Starting at 9… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
The Tolt Hill Bridge near Carnation will be closed Monday morning for an inspection of the steel truss connections, part of the design work for needed repairs to the structure. (File Photo)

Blotter: Car hits teenage bicyclist; driver rolls over on snowy freeway

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

  • Nov 15, 2017

Most incumbents ahead in election results, except Snoqualmie Valley School Board and one Snoqualmie City Council seat

Snoqualmie’s contentious election season may result in very little change on the city council, but big changes on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board.

  • Nov 14, 2017

State Patrol IDs North Bend area as preferred site for new weigh station; city, residents object at Nov. 7 town hall meeting

The Washington State Patrol, like everyone else who lives in North Bend, thinks the city will be the perfect spot to locate a future weigh station, but the plans have not received a warm welcome so far.

  • Nov 14, 2017
A group of new teachers hired in 2013 pose in front of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office. (File Photo)

School board moves ahead with levy plans, finds funding for 40 teachers to expand programming, reduce class sizes

Two weeks ago, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board was considering the implications of the state’s updated education funding formula, and expecting to run a levy… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017
A group of new teachers hired in 2013 pose in front of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office. (File Photo)
Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. (Photo courtesy King County)

King County Could Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Detention

Last week, a lawsuit was filed over the practice; this week, King County scrambled to respond.

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. (Photo courtesy King County)

County council approves utility franchise fee for right-of-way use; public comment period closes Dec. 7

Earlier this month, the King County Council approved a new fee for utility franchises using county right-of-way that could lead to an increase of about… Continue reading

North Bend, finance department, win national budget presentation award for 2017-18 budget

City budget presentation earns award for meeting needs as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and communications tool.

  • Nov 10, 2017

Close races continue in second day of election returns; city incumbents lead while school board incumbents have mixed success

Local races dominated ballots in the Snoqualmie Valley this election cycle and in the second day of returns, little has changed in the various races.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie appoints Rob Orton interim Chief Finance Officer

The Snoqualmie City Council has confirmed the appointment of Rob Orton as interim Chief Finance Officer. He was previously employed as the City’s Chief Finance… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Hospital board approves formation of negotiation team for affiliation process

Snoqualmie Valley Public Hospital District 4’s board of commissioners made progress toward a business affiliation with Astria Health at their Nov. 2, meeting. The board… Continue reading