Valley View

Drainage work may lessen flooding on NE 124th

  • Written by Lisa Allen

Senior engineer with King County Natural Resources and Parks, Chase Barton has spent years studying flooding and flood patterns in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley. Over time, he noticed changes happening in the behavior of winter floodwaters, especially in the area just south of Duvall near the Tolt pipeline. “The water wasn’t draining from the fields after flooding,” he said during a recent tour of the Tolt Pipeline Protection Project which includes drainage improvements.  “Instead of draining out, like it should, water has been sitting in the fields for lengthy periods of time which also means more water stays over Northeast 124th.”

As the population in the Valley has grown, Northeast 124th has become a crucial corridor that often is closed by high water in the winter months, causing long traffic backups.  The project to protect the pipeline and also deal with the drainage issues has been in the works for some time, and finally was given the go-ahead for this year.

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Fun things to do for Halloween

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Kids Party on Halloween

It’s time for Trick or Treaters and kiddo fun! On Wednesday, October 31st, from 3-6 p.m., the Duvall Chamber of Commerce is inviting children and families to downtown Duvall for Trick or Treating AND the Chamber’s Halloween Kids Party!

Stop in to the Duvall Visitor Center, from 3-6 p.m., and check out the Halloween Kids Party, with activities/games hosted by local businesses.

Duvall Trick or Trot 5k/Kids Run-Oct. 27
Welcome to the Inaugural Trick or Trot 5k/Kids run benefiting Camp Korey.  This fast, flat event will help you complete your first 5k or be a PR for the serious runners.  As a family fun event, we will start off with a costume judging competition, followed by a "free" kids run.  The 5k will be held at Duvall's McCormick Park and is run on the Snoqualmie River trail which is a gravel trail.  As a wilderness trail, runner should expect an uneven surface at times and may not be appropriate for all runners or strollers.
Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m.
McCormick Park - Duvall
26200 NE Stephens St
Duvall, WA US 98019

Duvall Fire Proposition 1

  • Written by David B. Clark
King County Fire District (KCFD) 45, commonly referred to as Duvall Fire, serves both the City of Duvall and the surrounding unincorporated areas of King County including: Lake Marcel, Kelly Road, Stossel Creek, Mountain View, and Lake Margaret.
In April 2018, KCFD 45 asked the voters to decide whether or not to fund the construction of new fire station to be located at 318th Ave NE and NE Cherry Valley Road. If approved, the fire district would have sold $7.5 million in bonds to fund the construction, purchase emergency vehicles, and make improvements to the headquarters fire station. The bonds would be paid back over a maximum of 20 years with a property tax increase of approximately $0.17 cents per $1,000 assessed value, or approximately $7 a month ($85/year) for the owner of a $500,000 home.
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Duvall Poetry - Jared Leising

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Duvall Poetry Open Mic meets at 7 p.m. on first Wednesdays at the Duvall Library. Every month we have a featured reader (or two) plus an open mic reading. Next up Jared Leising on November 7.
Jared Leising grew up in the Midwest, and is the author of a chapbook--The Widows and Orphans of Winesburg, Ohio. Before moving to Seattle, he received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In 2000, Jared began teaching English at Cascadia College, and continues to do so. This past year he’s also been teaching a creative writing class for women at the King County Jail.

Historic quilt centerpiece of annual show

  • Written by Lisa Allen

Quilt(Photo by Lisa Allen)
This quilt on display at the 17th annual Duvall (formerly outdoor but this year indoors) Quilt Show Sept. 29 was made by the Duvall (formerly Women's) Civic Club in 1976. The quilt was made in honor of the bicentennial. Every state and the year it became a state are sewn into each large square. It was raffled off and a local teen won the prize. She has taken impeccable care of it over the years, but recently decided to return to the Civic Club. The Club is very appreciative of the generous gesture and hopes to display the quilt at various venues throughout Duvall, according to Club spokesperson Sandy DuVall.