Archives for January 2012

Fall City & Carnation Road Closures From Minor Flooding

I bet you didn't think Mother Nature had anything left to throw at the valley.  Wrong. The rain may have lightened up today, but according to the King County Department of Transportation, "Persistent rain and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Monday Morning Giggles: Mount Si High School Senior Prank

**  11:45AM:  Front doors to MSHS are all clear now.  Many students "enjoyed" the snow removal task assigned by Principal Belcher. ** Monday mornings are hard.  I am always tired as we start a new school … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Sunday Morning Inspiration: Life Lessons From 14-Year-Olds; Friends Are Family

Last year when I began this writing project, I wrote about the lessons I learned from the 13-year-old girls I coached on my soccer team.  They taught me winning wasn't everything and to look for the joy in … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board Meeting Recap: Budget Cuts, SMS Decision, New Kindergarten Model

It was a long SVSD School Board meeting Thursday night, stretching until 11PM.  Many local residents attended as there were important topics on the table. Budget Cuts:  District administration told the board … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Tips to Get Your Middle School Student Thinking About College

Kiersten Murphy, M.Ed - Murphy College Consultants LLC, is an Independent Educational Consultant who guides high school students and their families through the college search and application process.   She is a … [Read more...]

Snoqulamie YMCA January Updates

The Snoqualmie Y / Community Center is off to a fast start.  Opening its doors on January 1st to 1,200 charter members, it's now on the way to 2,000 members and open to the entire community.  The Y has sold … [Read more...]

Thursday's School Board Meeting Features Budget, Snoqualmie Middle School Annexation And New Kindergarten Model Discussion

There's some interesting topics on the table for Thursday's SVSD school board meeting. It might be hard to see in the agenda, but the Snoqualmie Middle School Annexation topic is there.  It's part of the … [Read more...]

Nominate Your Favorite SVSD Teacher/Staff For Educator Of The Year

Snoqualmie Valley residents have until Monday, February 6th, to nominate their favorite SVSD teacher and/or certified staff member for The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation 2012 Educator of the Year Award. … [Read more...]

Save Your Trees From Storm Damage; Tree Triage Class, Tomorrow, January 25th

If you are like many around the valley, you've got trees that took a beating in Thursday's ice storm.  Wondering if you can save your beloved trees?  Come find out 6PM tomorrow, January 25th, at the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

SVSD Bus Route Changes For Tuesday, January 24th

Yes, storm aftermath still lingers.  Due to road conditions in a few valley areas, some bus route changes are necessary today, January 24th. Heather Knoll on snow route Lake Alice, everyone to the right on … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Middle School Mr. Wallace Named January Teacher Of The Month

Kyle Wallace, 6th grade math and science teacher at Twin Falls Middle School, was named January's Teacher of the Month by Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid. Here is an excerpt from the nomination:  "Mr. Wallace … [Read more...]

Snoqulamie Valley Schools Open On Time, January 23rd; Bus Route Changes For Some Areas

After being closed for a week due to stow and ice storms and then power outages, ALL SVSD schools are open and on time today, Monday, January 23rd.  Because of road conditions, some areas do have bus routes … [Read more...]

Small Areas Of Snoqualmie Valley Still Without Power

** 1/23:  Salish Lodge restaurants back open at full speed and full menu  ** **  1/23, 11:30AM:  Fish Hatchery Road in Fall City has power.  ** **  1/23, 8AM:  Lake Alice Road in Fall City still without … [Read more...]

Welcome Back To The Light Snoqualmie – Now I Am Going To Sleep

As far as I know, Snoqualmie is back in the land of power.   If your house isn't, I apologize.  This has been quite a journey.  I am glad you are all warm again.  I am happy I could help.  Thank you to PSE and … [Read more...]

Local Snoqualmie Valley Road Closures From January Storms

King County Road crews finally have the upper hand on snow and ice that have gripped the county in recent days.  County Road Service Division reports good driving conditions on most main roadways in lower … [Read more...]