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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Snoqualmie Firefighters Honored with Service Awards

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 honored each year for their expertis...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

SafeWise Names Snoqualmie One of the Top 10 Safest Washington Cities for 2021

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For the fourth year in a row, SafeWise has included the City of Snoqualmie in its top 10 list of safest Washington cities. The city, which was ranked first in 2018, 2019, and 2020, was ranked at #6 this year. To reach its findings, SafeWise compiles FBI U...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Funding Available for Tourism Programs in Snoqualmie

The City of Snoqualmie Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) has opened the application process for organizations to request tourism project funding for 2021.

This year's LTAC projects/activities need to be completed before December 31, 2021. Make...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Washington to Move into Phase 3 of Recovery Plan on March 22

Governor Jay Inslee announced on March 11 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 permanent ...

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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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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 curriculum, extensive research, and two wee...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park Helps Reduce Canine Conflicts

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.

Dog owners often claim their off-leash dog is fri...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Utility Discounts and Assistance Programs for Lower-Income Households

Paying bills is 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 assistanc...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Snoqualmie City Council Meetings Begin at 6 p.m.

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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 – both in per...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Snoqualmie Riverbank Repair Project Public Hearing

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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 17, 2021

Snoqualmie City Council Workshop to Focus on Quality of Life

A workshop is scheduled for the Snoqualmie City Council to take a deep dive on future development concepts using a facilitated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) process.

On February 24, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m., Council Members will par...

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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: 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.

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Snoqualmie City Council Approves Human Services Funding for 2021-2022

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The Snoqualmie City Council has approved $226,287 for human services funding in 2021 and $238,287 in 2022, which represents approximately 1.3% of the City of Snoqualmie general fund.

The city does not employ human services staff. Instead, it funds human se...

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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 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 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. 

Upcoming Public Hearings

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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: 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: 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 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: 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 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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