Archives for April 2013

Shooting at Salish Lodge Leaves Woman Injured

** May 2, 2013 Update:  Snoqualmie Police Captain, Nick Almquist, today said that the woman involved in the shooting will make a full recovery, that her injuries were not life-threatening.** Police, fire and … [Read more...]

Nearly Two Miles of Snoqualmie Valley Trail to Close in North Bend Starting April 29th

Hikers, you've been warned.  Staring tomorrow, April 29, 2013, King County Parks will begin work to replace a dilapidated and damaged timber bridge along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, requiring a lengthy closure … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Healthy Kids Day Tomorrow, April 27th, Featuring 30 Local Businesses and Organizations

Healthy Kids Day is a big deal for the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, not to mention at Y's nationwide. Healthy Kids Day® is the nation’s largest health day for families. So, the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is … [Read more...]

Second Bicycle Accident on Snoqualmie Parkway in One Week, Reminder of Importance of Helmets

Good Samaritans stopped to help an injured cyclist on Snoqualmie Parkway last night, called 911 and stayed with him until medical aid arrived. According to eyewitness, Jeannie Saimo, she was driving up … [Read more...]

Historic Plants from Homes Cleared for Bartells Project Preserved, For Sale at Nursery at Mt. Si

Something I had always personally noticed and admired was the landscaping surrounding the home at the corner of Bendigo Blvd and Park Street in North Bend - one of the old homes cleared this week to make way … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Elementary School’s Mrs. Gjurasic Named Teacher of the Month

Last week Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah honored another local Valley teacher as its teacher of the month - Jennifer Gjurasic. Mrs. Gjurasic teaches 4th grade at Snoqualmie Elementary School and in … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Dog Idioms and Their Meanings

In her latest Living Snoqualmie column, dog trainer Melissa Grant, who works for LeChic Pet in Issaquah, explains the origins of some her favorite dog idioms. What is an idiom? An idiom is an expression … [Read more...]

Excavators Clear Houses, Making Way for New North Bend Bartell Drugs

Locals knew it was going to happen.  It was just a matter of days. North Bend Economic Development Director, Gina Estep, said three weeks ago that construction on the new Bartell Drugs was set to begin any … [Read more...]

Car Fire on I-90 Near Preston Slows Evening Commute

If you were traveling on I-90 near Preston last evening, April 22, 2013, you might have been greeted by black smoke billowing into the sunny, blue skies as a car fire erupted, hampering the evening commute for … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Say “Weeds, Weeds Go Away!” and Offer Tips to Make it Happen

As I head out into my yard for the dreaded chore of pulling weeds, I offer you weed advice from Snoqualmie Valley's best of the best when it comes to gardening - The Master Gardeners Association.  In this … [Read more...]

Mount Si Registration Postponed Over Concerns Raised at School Board Meeting

Three Mount Si High School juniors, Lydia Petroske, Ali (Alexandra) Raphael and Maile Young, addressed the Snoqualmie Valley School Board Thursday, April 18, 2013, with concerns over the scheduling of year-long … [Read more...]

Car Leaves I-90 and Flips Near Preston Exit On-Ramp

Sadly, the Washington State Patrol announced this afternoon that a 29-year old Seattle man died this morning, April 20, 2013, in a one car accident near I-90 exit 22. Medical aid, fire assistance and Washington … [Read more...]

Lula Ruby Salon Cutting Hair to Empower Young Women in Africa – Sunday, April 21st

Lula Ruby owner, Angela Favero, described to me how a local Women in Business group introduced her to another woman currently working for the Set Her Free organization in Uganda, a non-profit dedicated to … [Read more...]

Car Sends Cyclist Head over Heels 15 Feet Down Snoqualmie Parkway

If you were driving on Snoqualmie Parkway around 5:30PM yesterday, April 17, 2013, and witnessed a large police and aid response to the Fisher Creek area, it was due to a car versus cyclist … [Read more...]

New Business Spotlight: Doctors Wanting to Stay Home for Work Create Edge Physical Therapy

Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation joined the Snoqualmie Valley business community this past February.  The women-owned business is located in the Kimball Creek Village near the Snoqualmie Fire … [Read more...]