Archives for December 2016

The Valley Vagabond: Adventures in Iceland

This travelogue in courtesy of North Bend resident and guest writer, Melissa Grant. It's also the beginning of a new guest column on Living Snoqualmie.  We’d like to hear from Valley travelers. Where have you … [Read more...]

Can you help? Event planned to Support Homeless Teens in the Snoqualmie Valley

Janene Coltom wants to do something to help those in need on a local level. So in collaboration with Thrivent Financial's "Live Generously" campaign, which provides two annual opportunities for members to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie names new Police Chief, takes helm in January

The City of Snoqualmie announced via press release on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 that after a five month process, it had finally selected a new police chief - Mr. Perry Phipps. Mr. Perry Phipps was chosen to … [Read more...]

Amidst concerns over rapid growth and preserving small town character, Council issues letter to residents

In response to public dialogue regarding the City’s management of the rapid growth in North Bend, the City Council issued the following statement to communicate to residents and constituents the Council’s … [Read more...]

North Bend snow plows work hard, but face biggest snowfall in five years, one broken plow, no de-icer

As the Snoqualmie Valley experienced its first significant snowfall in almost five years, that 8-14 inches of reported snow (depending on exact location) left some North Bend residents wondering about the … [Read more...]

Skier dies at Alpental after falling into tree well

The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said a man skiing in the Alpental Ski area at Snoqualmie Pass died Sunday, December 11, 2016 after falling into a tree well just after 2PM. KCSO Sgt. Cindi West said … [Read more...]

Snow forgot to change to rain, blankets Snoqualmie Valley; more cold temps, light snow possible next week

UPDATE |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 8:30AM If you've lived in the Puget Sound area for a while, one thing you learn quickly is that forecasting snow is VERY difficult. It takes a combination of numerous … [Read more...]

District changes some ‘Limited Transportation’ Snow Routes for Snoqualmie, Fall City

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced recently that it has adjusted some of its Limited Transportation (i.e. snow/ice) school bus routes for the 2016-17 school year. [Note: some of the changes … [Read more...]

Winter Magic outdoor Skating rink Opens, features holiday activities

It's beginning to look a lot like ice skating as the City of Snoqualmie gears up for its annual Winter Magic Festival. Crews were hard at work Wednesday afternoon, December 7, 2016 setting up the [synthetic] … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley winds howl, snow on the way…maybe

UPDATE | DECEMBER 8TH, 2PM Well, as predicted, the easterly/south easterly winds started howling around the Snoqualmie Valley Wednesday evening - and pretty much haven't let up for most of Thursday, with … [Read more...]

Semi crashes, bursts into flames after swerving to avoid deer on I-90

Three deer caused quite a commotion on eastbound I-90 in the early hours of Monday, December 5, 2016, when a semi truck driver swerved to avoid the local wildlife crossing the freeway - and subsequently had his … [Read more...]

Mount Si Drama debuts ‘Pippin’ – even offered Dinner Theater performance

UPDATE | December 10th, 12:30pm Even a snow storm can't stop this show - or at least for more than one night. After the opening night cancellation due to snow, MSHS Dram debuts Pippen today.  The dinner … [Read more...]

Snow comes to Snoqualmie Valley, Winter Weather Advisory Canceled

UPDATE |  DECEMBER 6TH, 6AM Sorry snow fans - overnight the National Weather Service canceled the winter weather advisory it had issued only late Monday afternoon. So no convergence zone formed. No snow … [Read more...]

Human Remains found near Snoqualmie Falls

The City of Snoqualmie said via press release that on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 9:45AM, the Snoqualmie Police Department was notified of possible human remains located in a wooded area north of Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Fall City, North Bend brimming with Holiday Fun this weekend

There's lots of holiday happenings on Saturday, December 3, 2016. From tree lightings to holiday markets, if you weren't in the holiday spirit yet, chances are you will be by the end of the weekend! The 17th … [Read more...]