Archives for July 2013

Big Weekend in North Bend – NEW Fire Station Open House and BIG Downtown Block Party

A new fire station in North Bend has been a long time coming, but in just a few short days, that new state-of-the-art facility gets its ribbon cut and doors opened to the public for an open house on Saturday, … [Read more...]

Eastside Fire Fighters, Search and Rescue Crews Save Twin Falls Hiker after 75 Foot Fall

Living Snoqualmie received numerous reports yesterday, July 14, 2013,  of a helicopter landing and taking off from Torguson Park and hovering over the two stacks of Mt Si.  Using binoculars, one local witness … [Read more...]

School Board Zeroes in on Future Bond, Agrees to Focus on Option A

SVSD school board members have specific thoughts and opinions when it comes to three possible future bond options, and they got a chance share their thoughts and  examine recent bond focus group results during … [Read more...]

Helicopters Over Valley Responding to Injured Hiker Near North Bend

** Update 7/11/13, 8:15PM: The injured hiker is off the mountain safely and taken to hospital. There are initial indications of a spinal injury. Good work was performed by rescuers.  King County Search and … [Read more...]

Trees Come Down, Land Clearing Begins for Second Snoquamie Ridge Market-Rate Apartment Complex

It's been a long time since a market-rate rental home complex was developed on Snoqualmie Ridge.  In fact, the one existing rental apartment home development, Echo Ridge, was built almost at the inception of … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: When, oh When, Will a School Bond Make it on the Ballot?

It feels like the school board and district have been talking in circles for the past year and a half - lots of talk, but no decision yet. At least when it comes to the next school bond. We know they plan to … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Forms New Drumline; Fundraising Effort Needs Two More Drums to Complete the Line

Can you help?  Mount Si Music Boosters have been actively fundraising since school let out in early June.  They are trying to help newly hired MSHS band director, Matt Wenman, launch his drumline, something to … [Read more...]

Village Pharmacy Closing, Leaving No Place to Fill Prescriptions in Snoqualmie

Word travels fast in a small town that has only one place to fill a prescription -  and that one independent pharmacy decides to close its doors.  And that's exactly what happened in Snoqualmie today, July 9, … [Read more...]

Police Ask for Help Catching Suspects Linked to Five King County Take-Over Bank Robberies

Last summer the North Bend Chase Bank experienced a take-over style robbery.  Today, local law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in catching armed robbery suspects the are calling "Big Top … [Read more...]

First Snoqualmie Valley Teacher Honored with Naming of Thompson Avenue, a Short Hop from Today’s Cascade View Elementary

When Snoqualmie Ridge developed over 15 years ago, great thought went into the naming of its streets.  City officials wanted those new streets to have historical meaning.  To accomplish that, the help of Dave … [Read more...]

Thomas the Tank Engine Officially Hits Town; Tickets Still Available for Northwest Railway Museum’s Huge Summer Event

He's here... Thomas the Train traveled hundreds of miles, arriving at the North Bend Train Depot on Friday, July 5, 2013. Northwest Railway Museum workers carefully unloaded Thomas and transported him to the … [Read more...]

The Bindlestick Coffee and Beer House Adds New Outdoor Music Venue, 10 Weekends of Live Bands in Historic Snoqualmie

Since Rachelle Armstrong bought The Bindlestick Coffee and Beer House a year ago, live music was always part of the plan.  The longtime Finaghty's server watched it work at the local Irish Pub, a place she … [Read more...]

Traffic Alerts: Snoqualmie July 4th Street Closures and Emergency Preston-Fall City Road Closure

There's a few notable road closures happening in the next week.  The Snoqualmie street closures are due to a community 4th of July parade and a few neighborhood 4th of July celebrations.  Emergency vehicles … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Big 4th of July Celebration Adds New Attractions

Time flies.  It's hard to believe that Snoqualmie Ridge has existed for 15 years, but it has.  And for almost as long, the Snoqualmie Ridge 4th of July Celebration has been happening at Snoqualmie Community … [Read more...]

Morning Helicopter Signals Good News in Search for Missing Teens

King County Sheriffs Office (KCSO) Guardian 1 helicopter was in the Snoqualmie Valley skies again this morning, but today's aviation activity signaled good news in the search for two missing teenage … [Read more...]