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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 23, 2020

PSE Preparing for Possible Power Outages This Week; Wind Gusts Up To 23 mph

This is an image of a fact sheet on power outage safety

The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain and wind beginning today and continuing throughout the week. Wind is forecast at 10-17 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Puget Sound Energy is preparing to deploy crews as needed. Download the myPSE app to ...

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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: 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 16, 2020

Air Quality Remains “Unhealthy for Everyone” in King County

Air quality in almost all areas of King County – including Snoqualmie – remains “Unhealthy for Everyone” according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Air quality is expected to improve late Thursday or Friday due t...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Smoke from Oregon Wildfires Arriving Thursday Night and Friday

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and local county health departments have issued a wildfire smoke alert.

According to a news release from the agency, “As of Thursday morning, September 10, wildfire smoke levels are Moderate to Unhealthy ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

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

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 9, 2020

Snoqualmie Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Performance Award

Snoqualmie Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Performance Award

City Honored with Ecology Award for Second Year in a Row

Snoqualmie, WA – The Washington Department of Ecology named the City of Snoqualmie among the winners of the annual Wast...

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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

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

Blood Donors Urgently Needed Amid Local Shortage

The City of Snoqualmie is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest for a second time to provide a safe and convenient location for blood donation during the pandemic.

According to Bloodworks Northwest, “Blood centers are reporting inventories falling...

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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 12, 2020

Outdoor Seating at Snoqualmie Restaurants This Weekend

Dine outside in downtown Snoqualmie and on Snoqualmie Ridge this Friday starting at noon throughout the weekend to help support our local businesses.

Phase 2 allows only a family of five to dine indoors at restaurants. Now you can eat with more than a sing...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

PSE distributes $6 million in bill assistance to customers impacted by COVID

This news release is being sent on behalf of PSE by the City of Snoqualmie.

As a provider of an essential service, PSE is providing relief for its customers and communities impacted by the COVID pandemic. Since April, PSE’s Crisis Affected Custo...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Snoqualmie’s Urban Forests Need Our Protection

For immediate release: August 4, 2020

Snoqualmie’s Urban Forests Need Our Protection

Snoqualmie, WA – The Stillwater Bog, part of the city’s extensive parks and trail system, is home to birds and wildlife and serves as...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Drowning in Snoqualmie River Brings Renewed Attention to River Safety

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Snoqualmie, WA – While swimming in the water is tempting during these warm summer days, local rivers such as the Snoqualmie are inherently dangerous. The water can be high, swift, and cold as mountain snowpack melts, increasing the risk...

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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 $436,000, $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.

The STIP includes...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Fourth of July Parade Honors Front Line Workers

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Snoqualmie, WA – Start your Fourth of July holiday by viewing a parade honoring front line workers. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Meadowbrook Way, travel through downtown Snoqualmie and up Snoqualmie Parkway, and mak...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Census Data Impacts Local Funding during COVID-19 Health Crisis

City of Snoqualmie 

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For immediate release: June 29, 2020

Snoqualmie, WA – U.S. Census data makes a local impact on programs used during the COVID-19 health crisis, including funding for school lunches and emergency pr...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Free Face Masks Available for Snoqualmie Residents and Businesses

Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face covering order. Beginning June 26, face coverings or cloth masks will be required in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces when unable to physically ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Fireworks during a Pandemic; How to Have Fun and Be Safe

The annual Red, White & Boom fireworks event in Snoqualmie has been postponed due to Governor Inslee’s Safe Start proclamation and phased approach to reopening. As the phases progress, the event organizer, Serve Snoqualmie, will announce a n...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Reopening of Snoqualmie Parks Facilities Underway in Phase 2

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As King County moves into phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Recovery Plan, the City of Snoqualmie has begun the process of re-opening some park amenities and services. 

The parks, facilities, and programs will be operated in a way that ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Serve Your Community on a City of Snoqualmie Commission

City of Snoqualmie 

News Release

For immediate release: June 16, 2020

Serve Your Community on a City of Snoqualmie Commission

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

Snoqualmie, WA – Three City of Sn...

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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 Snoqualmie cit...

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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.  

Rudometkin’s experience in Snoqualmie started wi...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

SafeWise Names Snoqualmie Safest City in Washington for 2020

City tops SafeWise listing for third year in a row. 

Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie repeated its #1 ranking as 2020 Safest City in Washington with SafeWise, which ranked the city #1 in both 2019 and 2018. To reach its findings, SafeWise com...

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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: June 2, 2020

A Message from Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps

Dear Snoqualmie Community,

We in law enforcement have had many recent successes in the how we serve our communities, yet the death of George Floyd has exposed that we must do better. I strongly believe that 99% of the law enforcement officers in our countr...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Larson Signs Joint Letter to Governor to Move to Phase 2

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson joined three other Snoqualmie Valley mayors in sending a letter to Governor Jay Inslee requesting to move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start recovery plan, ahead of other King County cities. 

The letter dated May 29, 2020, s...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Applications Open for Snoqualmie COVID-19 Rapid Relief Program

The application process has opened for small businesses and community organizations in Snoqualmie to request emergency funding through the City of Snoqualmie COVID-19 Snoqualmie Rapid Relief Program. The city will partner with the SnoValley Chamb...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

How to Report Washington Unemployment Fraud

The Snoqualmie Police Department and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) have seen a dramatic rise in unemployment imposter fraud in recent weeks.

If you suspect someone has made a fraudulent claim in your name, the Employment Securit...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Joins the Eastside Census Challenge

City of Snoqualmie News Release

For immediate release: April 24, 2020City of Snoqualmie Joins the Eastside Census Challenge

Snoqualmie, WA – In a friendly rivalry, the City of Snoqualmie has joined the cities of Issaquah, Redmond, and Sam...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Seeks Your Input on Stormwater

City of Snoqualmie 

News Release

For immediate release: March 31, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Seeks Your Input on Stormwater 

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

Snoqualmie, WA – The city seeks ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Hall Turns Out the Lights for Earth Hour

City of Snoqualmie 

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For immediate release: March 20, 2020

City Hall Turns Out the Lights for Earth Hour 

Snoqualmie, WA – On Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the lights at Snoqualmie City Hall will turn ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Work for the City of Snoqualmie as a Human Resources Analyst

City of Snoqualmie 

News Release

For immediate release: March 5, 2020

Work for the City of Snoqualmie as a Human Resources Analyst

Position is open until filled. 

 

Snoqualmie, WA – The City of Snoqualmie is looking for the ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Snoqualmie Firefighters Compete in Stairclimb up Columbia Center

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City of Snoqualmie News Release

For immediate release: February 28, 2020

Snoqualmie Firefighters Compete in Stairclimb up Columbia Center

Snoqualmie, WA – On March 8, a team of 10 Snoqualmie firefighters will compete in the 29th Annual SCO...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Call to Artists – Seeking Applications for 2020 Art Partners Program

For immediate release: February 12, 2020

Call to Artists – Seeking Applications for 2020 Art Partners Program

Snoqualmie, WA The Snoqualmie Arts Commission (SAC) is requesting proposals from artists and arts programs to receive funding...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Seeks New Members for Commissions

City of Snoqualmie 

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For immediate release: February 5, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Seeks New Members for Commissions

Snoqualmie, WA – Do you want to become more involved in your community? Positions are open on the Parks & Even...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Rudometkin Appointed Snoqualmie’s Interim City Administrator

City of Snoqualmie

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For immediate release: January 10, 2020

Rudometkin Appointed Snoqualmie’s Interim City Administrator

Snoqualmie, WA – Mayor Matt Larson has appointed Rick J. Rudometkin as interim City Administrator pending confirmation from th...

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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 ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Take a Walk through the Past with New Kiosk Displays

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City of Snoqualmie 

News Release

For immediate release: December 31, 2019

Located on the Boardwalk by the Snoqualmie Depot in Historic Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie, WA – New kiosk displays located by the Snoqualmie Depot share the city’s past through a hist...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

City Phones Scheduled for Systems Testing – Temporary Downtime

For immediate release: December 18, 2019

City Phones Scheduled for Systems Testing – Temporary Downtime

December 21, 6 a.m. through December 22, evening

Snoqualmie, WA – The City of Snoqualmie Information Technology Department will be upgrading the ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

City Adopts a Police Narcotics K-9 Program to further Community Awareness

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Snoqualmie, WA – The Snoqualmie Police Department is moving forward with a Police Narcotics K-9 Program to increase awareness of illegal drug use and enhance community safety in the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend.

“A K-9 Program will not only...

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