Archives for June 2014

Business Goings: Snoqualmie Restaurant Closes its Doors

After 4 1/2 years in business in Snoqualmie, Mabel's on the Ridge closed its restaurant doors Sunday, June 29, 2014. Josh and Tawni Mabel opened Mabel's in March 2010 after Mike's Cascade Grill went out of … [Read more...]

Man Comes Face-to-Face with Cougar in Residential North Bend, Animal Stuck in Unlikely Spot

It was a nerve-racking Friday afternoon in the old Silver Creek  neighborhood of downtown North Bend.  On June 27, 2014, at 11AM, to his own amazement, one man came face-to-face with a local animal many … [Read more...]

Fact Vs. Fiction: How Fast Are Homes Selling on Snoqualmie Ridge?

As a Snoqualmie Ridge REALTOR® and resident, I’m regularly asked about the differences in both “perceived” and potential resale market values between similar homes in different neighborhoods. The number one … [Read more...]

Booms Being Heard Around the Valley; Fireworks Can Come with a $124 – $5,000 Fine

Have you been hearing the booms/explosions this past week? A check of the calendar might shed some light on what's happening. This past week, on the approach to the 4th of July holiday, multiple Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

New BIG Snoqualmie Valley Parks Opening Soon, Feature Athletic Complex and Extensive Tollgate Farm Trail System

Two new parks will be opening in the upper Snoqualmie Valley within the next three months, both large and with plenty of space and amenities to offer area residents. Jeanne Hansen Community Park - City of … [Read more...]

Fire Investigators Officially Rule on Massive North Bend Explosion, Cleanup to Start Soon

Two months after a massive explosion changed the face of downtown North Bend, the King County Fire Investigation Unit has signed off on the investigation, ruling the explosion accidental. According to … [Read more...]

Oped: Change Needed to [Finally] Pass Snoqualmie Valley School Bond

It’s a head scratcher. Eleven years and only one passed capital construction bond in one of the state's fastest growing school districts. Five failed bonds ranging from $50 million to $200 million have left … [Read more...]

Three Months Patrolling North Bend, Snoqualmie Police Make 150 Arrests, Clean up 40 Transient Camps

Statistics tell the story. During the first three months of patrolling North Bend streets, Snoqualmie Police officers were busy. According to a recent presentation to the North Bend City Council by … [Read more...]

Time Travel: Go Back to 1889 on the Northwest Railway Museum Train this 4th of July

This 4th of July, the Northwest Railway Museum gives train riders a chance to travel back in time to July 4th, 1889, commemorating the very first train that traveled from Seattle to Snoqualmie - 125 years … [Read more...]

Recreational Marijuana Stores Opening Soon, State Launches ‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ Campaign, Summer Emphasis Patrols

Washington is borrowing some marijuana education materials from Colorado, attempting to use some comedy to get through to residents that although recreational pot may be legal - and stores selling marijuana are … [Read more...]

The Story of Reinig Road’s Beautiful Sycamore Trees, History Worth Knowing

Every fall, one of my favorite Snoqualmie Valley roads is Reinig Road, which runs along the Snoqualmie River just over the Meadowbrook Bridge. For new residents, this is across the river from Mount Si High … [Read more...]

Long Delays Possible on E. North Bend Way in Upcoming Days

The City of North Bend says paving work on E. North Bend Way, which starts today, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, has the potential to produce long delays for drivers in the upcoming days. In preparation for a … [Read more...]

New Business: Valley Family Launches New Chiropractic Office in downtown Fall City

A new business recently popped up - this time in the lower Snoqualmie Valley.  A new chiropractor has opened up shop - Copeland Chiropractic -  and is now open, ready to serve Fall City and the surrounding … [Read more...]

Survey Results Point to Community Support for Schools – and Comprehensive Bond

EMC Research presented the Snoqualmie Valley School District the results of a recent district-wide, random sample phone survey designed to gather feedback on the community's support for a future school … [Read more...]

New Principal for Fall City Elementary as Positions Shift for Assistant Superintendent Retirement

As the Snoqualmie Valley School District prepares for longtime staff member and current Assistant Superintendent, Don McConkey, to retire this month, there will be a shift at the helm of Fall City Elementary … [Read more...]