Archives for January 2014

Two Months after Union Rejects Contract, School District Resumes Negotiations with Classified Employees, Secretaries

It's estimated that about 40% of Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD) union employees are working with expired contracts. The district is hopeful that can change when negotiations with classified workers … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardener Tips: Saving the Poinsettia, Loving the Witch Hazel, Stopping Weeds Early

Save the Poinsettia? The Christmas tree is put away. The lights have been taken down. The poinsettia has dropped  its leaves and stands on naked skinny stems. Keep it, toss it, what should you do? First … [Read more...]

‘Moms’ Invites all Local Mothers to January 21st Meeting, Focusing on Organization

In many families, moms are responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the household, as well as supervising their child's social and emotional development. The job becomes more complex as children age, … [Read more...]

North Bend Couple Makes Historic Journey Across Icy Antarctica, Reach South Pole

Some great news to share today: A North Bend couple made history over weekend at the bottom of the world! On January 18, 2014, Chris and Marty Fagan of North Bend became the first American married couple to … [Read more...]

Seahawks Fan Goodies Across the Snoqualmie Valley; Game on North Bend Theatre Big Screen Again!

It's a big weekend around the Puget Sound . Crazed Seahawks fans are ready for their NFC Western Division Champions prepared to host the NFC Championship game against division rival, San Francisco 49ers. … [Read more...]

Business Comings & Goings: Empty Snoqualmie Storefronts Finally Find New Tenant, New Restaurant for North Bend

Empty Store Fronts Filling on Snoqualmie Ridge It's been a long time since the two storefronts at the corner of Kinsey Street and Center Blvd in the Snoqualmie Ridge retail area have had occupants. The two … [Read more...]

North Bend City News: Police Service Switch Survey; Public Safety Meeting about Registered Sex Offenders

Police Service Switch: Online Survey to Help Snoqualmie Police Understand North Bend Citizen Perceptions In less than two months, on March 14, 2014, the Snoqualmie Police Department will start providing full … [Read more...]

Apparent Road Rage Incident Begins Near North Bend, Ends in Two Car Rollover Accident Near Issaquah

An apparent two car road rage incident began around 6:30PM, January 15, 2014, on I-90 near North Bend and ended near West Lake Sammamish Parkway when both vehicles collided and rolled over, landing in the … [Read more...]

2014 Welcomes New School Board; Doy, Simpson Elected to Lead; District Still Working to Determine Next Bond

A new school board took the reigns last Thursday night, January 9, 2014, at its first meeting of the year. Marci Busby was sworn in for her new 4-year term and Tavish MacLean was sworn in as the first … [Read more...]

King County Proposes New Taxing District to Fund Road Services; Probably Won’t Mean More for Unincorporated Roads

Remember when it snowed last month?  Remember how Snoqualmie Valley School opened on time, just as the snow was beginning to fall and stick to local roads? If you navigated Valley roads that morning, you may … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Senior Center now Official Emergency Warming Shelter, with Help from Snoqualmie Valley Rotary

Say the words "power outage" to a Snoqualmie Valley resident and they can usually tell stories of prolonged outages in recent years.  Five days in 2006.  Three days in 2012.  Long outages are never fun, but … [Read more...]

Mark your Calendars! Annual Preschool Fair set for January 25th; Providers Come Together to Help Parents Find the Right Program

3 and 4-year olds (and their parents) listen up.  It's time again....  a Snoqualmie Valley tradition...  the networking of all networking events for future preschool enrollees.  It's time for the annual … [Read more...]

PSE Works Overnight Restoring Power to Parts of Snoqualmie Valley; Treacherous Driving at Snoqualmie Pass

Update: 1/12/14, 12PM | PSE to Repair Last Scattered Outages Sunday; Stevens Reopens PSE stated,"Crews are in the final stages of the time-consuming work of going from one location to another to restore … [Read more...]

Powerful Storm Expected to Keep Valley Windy, Rainy all Saturday, Pound Mountains with Snow

It's a one-two punch from Mother Nature. While we slept Friday night, a pretty strong warm front moved through, bringing with it heavy rain and blustery winds - and warm overnight temperatures. Weather … [Read more...]

At Last! Summit at Snoqualmie Opens Ski Slopes

Mother Nature has not been very cooperative with snow this year at Snoqualmie Pass. But even with the battle between warm and cold temperatures, where the warm keeps melting any snow that accumulates, enough … [Read more...]