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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Governor Inslee Announces Statewide Reopening Date of June 30

The following news release is from the Offices of Governor Inslee on May 13, 2021. Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Snoqualmie Fire Department Seeks Input on Wildland Fire Protection

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The Snoqualmie Fire Department has created a brief public survey about a potential community-led wildland fire protection program in Snoqualmie.  

The intent of the survey is to gauge the level of interest and need for this program. 

The d...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

SR 202 Bridge over Snoqualmie River to Be Closed for Repairs May 10, 10:30pm through May 14, 4am

Beginning May 10 at 10:30 p.m., WSDOT will close the State Route 202 bridge over the Snoqualmie River between the Tokul Roundabout and Railroad Ave SE near Snoqualmie Parkway for repairs and repaving. Work will continue through May 14 at 4 a.m.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Public Hearing Establishing Rates for Utilities: May 10, 6 p.m. via Zoom and Dial-In

A public hearing is scheduled to occur at the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on May 10, 2021. It will occur at 6 p.m. or shortly thereafter.The hearing topic is a replacement to the city ordinance establishing rates and charges for the Combined Utility 2...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

USGS Earthquake Warning System Covers West Coast

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Snoqualmie, WA – After 15 years of planning and development, the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system is now available to more than 50 million peopl...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

State Route 202 Paving Project Kicks Off with Bridge Closure in Snoqualmie May 10-14

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Washington State Department of Transportation – NEWS Northwest Region – 15700 Dayton Avenue – Shoreline, WA 98133 – 206-440-4000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2021

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Snoqualmie Fire Department Responds to Residential Fire

 Initial reports indicated there was active fire with windows breaking and extending to the roof from the second floor of the two-story home. Fire crews found heavy fire involvement from the second story and attic space. The fire was quickly knoc...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Snoqualmie K9 Unit Assists in Regional Drug Distribution Arrests

As reported by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District, 21 people were arrested on April 7, 2021 on indictments charging an extensive drug dealing conspiracy by defendants who often illegally possessed firearms. 

The 21 arrests and 9...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Burglary Suspects Arrested at Mt. Si Golf Course

On April 11, 2021, Snoqualmie Police officers responded to the Mt. Si Golf Course regarding a burglary alarm.  The monitoring company could hear breaking glass and male voices inside the Pro Shop.

The first officer on scene arrived within 30 secon...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Snoqualmie Police Take Unwanted Prescription Drugs

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April 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway

Snoqualmie, WA – The Snoqualmie Police Department will help residents prevent drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dan...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Snoqualmie Firefighters Honored with Service Awards

Snoqualmie, WA – The Snoqualmie Fire Department recently recognized several firefighters for their contributions to our community at their annual awards dinner, held online due to COVID-19. Both a career and a volunteer firefighter are ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Washington to Move into Phase 3 on March 22

Governor Jay Inslee announced today that as of March 22, all counties in Washington will move into Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery.

Phase 3 allows in-person spectators at outdoor venues – including sports venues with perman...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Fire Chief Correira Appointed Snoqualmie’s Interim City Administrator

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Mayor Matt Larson has appointed Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira as the interim city administrator for Snoqualmie. The city council confirmed the appointment unanimously on March 8, 2021. He will serve in place of Rick Rudometkin who has resigned to re...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Snoqualmie Deputy Fire Chief Completes National Fire Academy Executive Training

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Snoqualmie, WA – Deputy Fire Chief Michael H. Bailey from the Snoqualmie Fire Department has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) as part of the National Fire Academy. This four-year program consists of a rigorous curricu...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Snoqualmie Riverbank Repair Project to Prevent Road Failure

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In spring 2015, post-flood inspections revealed damage to an existing Snoqualmie River revetment at the intersection of SE River St and Park Ave SE in downtown Snoqualmie. (A revetment is an engineered riverbank protection structure extending from a roadw...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park Helps Reduce Canine Conflicts

Snoqualmie, WA – Many dog owners in Snoqualmie are letting their dogs off-leash in Snoqualmie’s large parks and open spaces, which can create uncomfortable situations for dogs that are on leashes and their owners.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Crews Prepare for Snow and Ice; Snow Removal Ordinance Takes Effect

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The National Weather Service forecasts 6-8 inches of snow in the cascade foothills, including Snoqualmie, beginning early morning on Thursday through the weekend. 

City of Snoqualmie crews are prepared to plow and de-ice around the clock as needed...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Snoqualmie City Council Meetings to Begin at 6 p.m. Beginning February 22

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While Snoqualmie City Hall remains temporarily closed to the public to reduce the spread of COVID-19, City Council meetings are held on Zoom and are accessible to the public through Zoom and by telephone.

Meetings of the City Council – b...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

No Increase in Rates for Snoqualmie Water Utility Customers

The Snoqualmie City Council recently approved the 2021-2026 Utilities Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which determines capital projects and programs for a six-year period. To complete the projects and programs, water utility rates generally increase each ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Snoqualmie Inn to Replace Hampton Inn & Suites

Chun Lai Hospitality, owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Snoqualmie, has ended its affiliation with Hilton, the parent company of Hampton. Chun Lai Hospitality is now affiliated with Hotel America and will be named the Snoqualmie Inn. 

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

6,000 Pounds of Food Collected for Food Bank during Santa Parade

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The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association Santa Parade was a huge success thanks to hundreds of Snoqualmie residents. The community donated over 6,000 pounds of food for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, completely filling an 18-foot trailer.

Residents placed...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Utility Discounts and Assistance Programs for Lower-Income Households

Paying bills can be difficult, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have become unemployed or face reduced hours. Households with lower incomes prior to or resulting from the COVID-19 crisis can apply to a variety of programs for assis...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Public Hearings Scheduled for Utility Rates and Hotel Agreement Modification

Two public hearings are scheduled for the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on December 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. Both will be held via Zoom with a dial-in option.*

Public HearingProposed Utility Rate Increases 2021-2026December 14, 2020 7 p.m. or shortly thereafte...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Santa Joins Mayor Larson in a Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Snoqualmie, WA – 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 lighti...

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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 24, 2020

City Hall Pop-Up Blood Drives Serve Our Community

Snoqualmie, WA – 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 bloo...

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Posted on: November 21, 2020

Public Hearings Scheduled for Budget, Revenue Sources, and Utility Rates

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 Sources The preliminary biennial budget and revenue sources for 2021-2022 are under consi...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

La Niña Predicted for Winter and Spring: Wetter and Colder

Snoqualmie, WA – 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 ev...

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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 13, 2020

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy Goes Virtual

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For immediate release: November 13, 2020

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy Goes VirtualLearn how your city government works in an educational video series. 

Snoqualmie, WA – This year’s...

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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 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: 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 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

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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 16, 2020

Serve Your Community on a City of Snoqualmie Commission

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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 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: April 24, 2020

City of Snoqualmie Joins the Eastside Census Challenge

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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