Snoqualmie Valley Happenings

New test results show E.coli in Sallal’s Rattlesnake Water Well; Boil Order continues for thousands in North Bend

On Friday, September 20th the Sallal Water Association said it had received lab results for 25 system-wide water samples taken on Wednesday, September 18th showing five new … [Read More...]

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Young and Ruffling some Feathers: William Donaldson answers why he’s seeking public office

Since Snoqualmie Council Candidate William Donaldson wasn't in a primary over the summer, isn't an incumbent or former mayor, and didn't do a press release when he announced his candidacy - we thought we'd pose a few 'get to know you' questions to … [Continue Reading...]

State: Three Milestones Push I-90/SR 18 improvement project to next phase of development

On September 19, 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation said three major advancements had pushed the I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project into the next phase of development, including decisions about the interchange, an … [Continue Reading...]

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Large River Run Apartment complex anticipated to break ground this week now delayed until Spring

UPDATE | September 17, 2019 The City of North Bend announced that clearing, grading and construction of the River Run Apartment complex, which was scheduled to begin this week, has been delayed by the developer in … [Read More...]

Washington’s Most Deadly Animals

[Contributing writer Melissa Grant is a North Bend resident, pet trainer for Miss Lola’s Academy for Wayward Dogs and a wildlife enthusiast] I’m about to give you information you never knew you needed. This … [Read More...]

Who Knew? Drive-thru Valet Pizza at the Salish Lodge

Did that title leave wondering what the heck we might be talking about? It's actually pretty simple.... and a pretty innovative idea. The Salish Lodge Attic has good pizza - cooked in a wood-fired oven. They even emailed … [Read More...]

Fire Blotter | burn ban violation; confused and lost on 202; two-car accident on Winery Road

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to over the past two weeks. August 31st Around 5:20PM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched for vehicle fire on eastbound I-90. Crews found a van … [Read More...]

Windermere top economist says no bubble; sees slower, sustainable growth for Snoqualmie Valley housing market

The Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner, made a stop in the Snoqualmie Valley on September 5th to offer his insight into the U.S. economy, the Puget Sound economy and the Snoqualmie Valley real estate … [Read More...]

Success: local students take 1,200 FREE bus rides with Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s Summer Freedom program

Since launching its free rides for students program in June, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation completed 1,202 trips for local schools’ students. That’s 1,200-plus trips to the lake, to skate parks and to other neighborhoods … [Read More...]

In close vote, Snoqualmie City Council suspends video recording of open public comment portion of meetings

After setting a new limit on the amount of time city employees can spend on public records request last month, the Snoqualmie City Council threw another curve ball at citizens on Monday, September 9th. By a vote of 4-3 the … [Read More...]

Beautiful watercolor featuring iconic Snoqualmie street corner wins 2019 Plein Air Paint Out Competition

The City of Snoqualmie recently announced the winner of the 2019 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Competition hosted a this year's Railroad Days Festival: a beautiful watercolor piece by Jacqueline Tribble called “The Old Bank … [Read More...]

Was that a COUGAR? How to identify Snoqualmie Valley wildlife

[Contributing writer Melissa Grant is a North Bend resident, pet trainer for Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and a wildlife enthusiast] Is it a bobcat? Is it a lynx? Is it a COUGAR? Recently many Facebook posts … [Read More...]

New Mount Si High School unveiled to community: “More than a facility. It’s our hopes for the future”

Saturday, September 7th at Mount Si High School might best be summed up as a day of celebration and thanks - and the end of a LONG journey for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. It was the day the district welcomed … [Read More...]

New General Contractor hired for Snoqualmie Spring Plaza, hope to have finished by end of October

After its General Contractor filed for bankruptcy in January, developer Chun Lai Hospitality halted construction on Spring Plaza, adjacent the new Hampton Inn on Snoqualmie Ridge. In May Chun Lai Hospitality CFO … [Read More...]

Organize that House: FREE recycle event offered in Snoqualmie, September 14th

Getting the kids back to school each fall inevitably leads to organization and cleaning. If you find yourself with household items that you're looking to recycle or get rid of, the City of Snoqualmie is once again … [Read More...]

Police Blotter | Peach thief; DUI times two; too loud, too late

“Sleeping Beauty” | Mitten Avenue, Snoqualmie On August 27th around 6:05am, Snoqualmie Officers were dispatched to a suspicious blue truck parked on Mitten Avenue. Upon arriving, they noticed a man who appeared to be … [Read More...]

New TV comedy ‘Three Busy Debras’ films in Snoqualmie, transforms YMCA into Lemondcurd Community Center

For the second straight day the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA was transformed into 'Lemoncurd Community Center' as filming of a new TV comedy series called Three Busy Debras continued. Windows were covered for night … [Read More...]

Grand Opening, Ribbon cutting ceremony for new North Bend City Hall happens September 5th

This Thursday, September 5th, the City of North Bend will celebrate the opening of its brand new City Hall starting at 4:30PM with a community grand opening. The public is invited to the ceremony, which includes the … [Read More...]

Roadwork on two-mile stretch of SE North Bend Way could cause delays

King County Road Services said guardrail maintenance work in the Snoqualmie Valley will require intermittent lane restrictions on an approximate two-mile stretch SE North Bend Way between North Bend and the Snoqualmie Casino … [Read More...]

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