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Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Begins Receiving Renewable Energy from PSE’s Skookumchuck Wind Facility

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Puget Sound Energy’s new Skookumchuck Wind Facility is now providing renewable energy to its Green Direct customers, including the City of Snoqualmie.  All facilities owned by the City of Snoqualmie, such as buildings, parks, and lift s...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Santa Joins Mayor Larson in a Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Although we are unable to gather as a community for the tree lighting ceremony this year, the tree is lit for all to enjoy in historic downtown Snoqualmie. In a new video, Santa joins Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson for a virtual tree lighting and holiday gr...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Working Washington Small Business Grants Available; Apply Now

Governor Jay Inslee announced an additional $50 million for Working Washington Small Business Grants through the Washington State Department of Commerce. 

Businesses can apply for up to $20,000 to cover expenses or costs incurred due to COVID-19 a...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

I-90/SR 18 Interchange Project Delayed due to COVID-19 Impacts on WSDOT

The Interstate 90/State Route 18 interchange is one of the busiest in the state. The interchange serves people who live in the area, in addition to freight haulers and cross state travelers. Backups near the interchange are common during peak periods and ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

City Hall Pop-Up Blood Drives Serve Our Community

Blood donations are particularly important during this time due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Since June 2020, the City of Snoqualmie has hosted three blood drive “pop-ups” from Bloodworks Northwest, where donors can donate blood in a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

The Governor’s New COVID-19 Restrictions: What They Mean for Snoqualmie

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Governor Jay Inslee has announced new restrictions on activities effective November 16 through December 14.

As stated in the new COVID-19 Guidance document, “In order to slow the spread of rapidly increasing COVID cases in our state and ensure th...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

La Niña Predicted for Winter and Spring: Wetter and Colder

According to forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – we are entering a La Niña event that will last into next spring....

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy Goes Virtual

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This year’s Snoqualmie Citizens Academy goes virtual with 14 videos featuring the Mayor, department heads, and city staff sharing information about how the city works and the services it provides to residents, businesses, and visitors to the com...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Public Hearings Scheduled for 2021-2022 Budget, 2021-2022 Revenue Sources, and 2021-202 Utility Rate

Three public hearings are scheduled for the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on November 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. 

Preliminary Biennial Budget and 2021-2022 Revenue SourcesThe preliminary biennial budget and revenue sources for 2021-2022 are under consid...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Public Hearings Scheduled for Preliminary Biennial Budget and Revenue Sources

The City of Snoqualmie 2021-2022 preliminary biennial budget and revenue sources are under consideration by the Snoqualmie City Council. The budget documents are posted on the city website. 

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

City's COVID-19 Relief Program Provides $210K to Local Businesses and Agencies

The City of Snoqualmie is distributing $210,000 of its COVID-19 Winter Relief Program funding to help local businesses and community organizations continue to recover from the financial impacts of the state shutdown and phased reopening. ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis in King County Is At a Critical Juncture

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In an email sent October 30 to community leaders across King County, Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, emphasized that COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County. There was a downward trend in September, but n...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Newsletter Q4 2020

The Q4 2020 City of Snoqualmie newsletter includes: 

  • SnoKing Ice Arena Opening in Snoqualmie
  • Relief Funding Provided to Local Businesses and Community Organizations
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Performance Award
  • COVID-19 Resources on City Website...
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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 a.m. when most U.S. states fall back an hour.

When you change your clocks, change the batteries on your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time to protect your family and your home. A...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Volunteer to be a Snoqualmie Parks & Events Commissioner

New members are needed for the Snoqualmie Parks & Events Commission. Join other commissioners in making recommendations to city staff and council members for topics and initiatives related to parks, trails, recreational facilities, recreational and cu...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Sales and Use Tax Increase Designated for Affordable Housing in Snoqualmie

During a special meeting on October 5, 2020, the Snoqualmie City Council adopted Resolution 1557, implementing an additional sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent, which equals one cent on every ten dollars of taxable retail sales within Snoqualmi...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Snoqualmie Ice Arena Opens for Public Skating, Lessons, and Leagues

This is a photo of the Sno King Snoqualmie Ice Arena ribbon cutting ceremony on September 8, 2020.

Get ready to skate! A new 72,500 square-foot twin-sheet ice arena that includes two NHL-size ice sheets is opening in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park at 35323 SE Douglas St. 

The Snoqualmie Ice Arena is the first new recreation facility dedicat...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Snoqualmie Firefighter Deployed to Assist with California Wildfires

Snoqualmie Firefighter Robert Lasswell will be heading to California to assist with wildfire efforts. He will be volunteering for 18 days alongside Duvall firefighters in the Duvall Fire Department’s Brush 66 apparatus, designed to combat grass ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Small Business Emergency Grant Application Process Opens

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the King County Associate Development organization, is working to ensure that $580,000 in federal funding from the federal CARES Act reaches King County small businesses.

Awards of $5,000, $7,50...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Snoqualmie Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Performance Award

The Washington Department of Ecology named the City of Snoqualmie among the winners of the annual Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award for 2019, repeating treatment plant honors the city received in 2018.

Said Vincent McGowan, Departmen...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Stage 2 Burn Ban in Effect; Brush Fires Threaten Cities Across the State

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Currently, there are more than 15 active fires in Washington, mainly in Eastern Washington, but several in Western Washington including the Sumner Grade Fire that is causing level 3 evacuations in Bonney Lake.

Given excessive heat, low humidity, and sporad...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City of Snoqualmie COVID-19 Relief Funding Fully Disbursed

The City of Snoqualmie has fully disbursed $435,000 of its COVID-19 Rapid Relief Program funding to help local businesses and organizations recover from the Washington shutdown and phased reopening. Most funds were disbursed in July and the final check wa...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Winning Artwork Announced

This is an image a painting titled "The Wheel" by Alex Trapp.

Artist Alex Trapp, an award-winning Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out artist, painted in three downtown locations on August 15 in honor of this year’s Railroad Days.

Based on a Facebook vote, participants selected “The Wheel,” in...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Human Services Funding Available for Local Organizations

The City of Snoqualmie Human Services Advisory Committee has opened the application process to request funds for human services programs to be provided during 2021-2022.

Each year the City of Snoqualmie assigns a portion of its general fund to community an...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Snoqualmie Services Available Online, By Phone and Email

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson’s Proclamation of Emergency is still in effect as the COVID-19 health crisis continues with increasing numbers in King County and Washington.

Snoqualmie City Hall will continue to be closed until further notice for th...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Relief Funding Distributed to Snoqualmie Businesses and Organizations

Twenty Snoqualmie businesses picked up COVID-19 Snoqualmie Rapid Relief Program checks on July 13 totaling approximately $118,500 for immediate use to help recover from the Washington shutdown and phased reopening. Many more businesses and organizations w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Local Snoqualmie Businesses to Receive COVID-19 Relief Funding

The City of Snoqualmie allocated $435,000 to local businesses and community organizations to support recovery through its COVID-19 Snoqualmie Rapid Relief Program. Of the $435,000, $410,000 will be reimbursed to the city from the State of Washington using...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Snoqualmie Transportation Improvement Projects Prioritized for 2021-2026

The City of Snoqualmie Parks & Public Works Department has published a proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan, also known as a STIP, for the years 2021-2026. The projects are described in the plan posted at bit.ly/SnoqSTIP.

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Census Data Impacts Local Funding during COVID-19 Health Crisis

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U.S. Census data makes a local impact on programs used during the COVID-19 health crisis, including funding for school lunches and emergency preparedness in our community.

For school programs, census results help determine how money is allocated for progra...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Rudometkin Approved as New City Administrator in Snoqualmie

 The Snoqualmie City Council approved the hiring of Rick J. Rudometkin as the new City Administrator for Snoqualmie. He has served as the interim city administrator since January 3, 2020.  

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Serve Your Community on a City of Snoqualmie Commission

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Openings on Civil Service, Economic Development, and Parks and Events commissions

Three City of Snoqualmie commissions are seeking new members, including the Civil Service Commission, the Economic Development Commission, and the Parks and Events Commission...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Comment Period Extended for Mill Property Draft Environmental Impact Statement

On April 27, 2020, the City of Snoqualmie published for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Snoqualmie Mill Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan. The 261-acre site is located within  Snoq...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Many Snoqualmie Businesses Can Reopen in a Modified Phase

Following an application by King County to the Washington State Department Health, the county has moved into a modified phase of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start ropening plan. Although this is not a full Phase 2, it will allow restaurants, retail s...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Seeks Your Input on Stormwater

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Survey will help develop programs to protect our local streams and waterways.

The city seeks input from Snoqualmie residents and business owners to develop programs for protecting our local streams, rivers, and Puget Sound from toxins and pollutants. While...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Work for the City of Snoqualmie as a Human Resources Analyst

The City of Snoqualmie is looking for the right person to support human resources processes, recruitment and selection, personnel laws and procedures, labor negotiations, and much more.

The HR Analyst assists in managing the city’s human resource...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Snoqualmie Vehicle License Fee Increase under Consideration

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The Snoqualmie City Council will consider an ordinance to temporarily increase vehicle license fees in Snoqualmie from $20 per year to $40 per year to fund the city’s portion of the new Interstate 90/State Route 18 dedicated on-ramp that opened ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Call to Artists – Seeking Applications for 2020 Art Partners Program

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission (SAC) is requesting proposals from artists and arts programs to receive funding from the 2020 Art Partners Program. Program proposals may include both classes and events for the visual, musical, and performing arts. For-prof...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Seeks New Members for Commissions

Do you want to become more involved in your community? Positions are open on the Parks & Events Commission and the Civil Service Commission.

The Parks & Events Commission advises the City Council on parks and facilities, recreational activities, an...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Rudometkin Appointed Snoqualmie’s Interim City Administrator

Mayor Matt Larson has appointed Rick J. Rudometkin as interim City Administrator pending confirmation from the Snoqualmie City Council on January 27. Rudometkin serves in the position vacated by Bob Larson.

“I am excited to work with Rick, who co...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Take a Walk through the Past with New Kiosk Displays

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New kiosk displays located by the Snoqualmie Depot share the city’s past through a historic and cultural overview along with a walking tour of downtown Snoqualmie.

The historic display depicts the Snoqualmie River and its confluence of cultures, industries...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Call to Artists – Display Your Art at City Hall this Year

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City of Snoqualmie News Release

For immediate release: January 3, 2020Call to Artists – Display Your Art at City Hall this Year! 

Snoqualmie, WA – The Snoqualmie Arts Commission (SAC) is seeking artwork to display at Snoqualmie City Hall in 2020. S...

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