Archives for January 2017

PHOTOS | 60,000 design, engineer hours produce final plans for NEW Mount Si High School

One month into 2017 and construction crews working on the Mount Si High School re-build continue to make on-time progress on ground stabilization for the foundation of the new 2,300 student, 355,000 sq. ft., … [Read more...]

King County Executive Dow Constantine visits the Valley: shows defiance of ‘other Washington,’ tackles homelessness, affordable housing

Local issues were infused with national politics as King County Executive Dow Constantine made a visit to the Snoqualmie Valley last week to speak at the January 25th Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie considers four-year, 42% utility rate increase, new connection charges for future growth

[This article has been updated. The 4-year percentage increase (30%) was incorrect in the original article. The increase is 42%] The City of Snoqualmie said via press release that following a comprehensive … [Read more...]

New bakery, café coming to the Snoqualmie Valley

Behind the paper-covered windows of a historic Snoqualmie Railroad Ave retail space, a new bakery and cafe is taking shape, ready serve Valley residents, possibly as early as next month: café minee. In the … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Marijuana in the bathroom; masturbation in the park; beer in the drive-thru; decontamination of bodily fluids

Here's a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THEFT REPORT … [Read more...]

‘Education Funding Informational’ inspired by Snoqualmie mom’s passion to understand school funding

When Snoqualmie resident Corinne Alef became the Advocacy Chair for the Timber Ridge Elementary PTSA, she said he made it her mission to understand Washington State education funding. As she learned more, she … [Read more...]

Two small earthquakes recorded Sunday morning, centered near North Bend

Did something wake you up early this morning? The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PSSN reported a 3.2 magnitude earthquake centered about 11 miles southeast of North Bend at 5:02AM, January 22, 2017. … [Read more...]

New Two Rivers principal announced, familiar face for many students

Mount Si High School announced this week that Assistant Principal Rhonda Schmidt will be joining Two Rivers School as its new principal for the 2017-18 school year.  Current Two Rivers Principal Amy … [Read more...]

Valley Vagabonds | Connecticut to North Bend: cross-country RV’ing to a new home

[**This is the latest installment of our new community column, Valley Vagabonds, written by Doreen Currie, who relocated to North Bend from Connecticut. Instead of flying, Doreen convinced her family to make a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie hires first female career firefighter, new position result of recently passed levy

Via press release the City of Snoqualmie said it hired its first female career-firefighter, with funding from a recently passed Public Safety Levy. One new firefighter position and two additional police … [Read more...]

Multi Vehicle accident on I-90 near Preston slows Thursday morning commute

Around 8AM, Thursday, January 19, 2017 a multi-vehicle accident had westbound I-90 traffic backed up three miles to the I-90/SR 18 interchange near Snoqualmie. Drivers reported that possibly five vehicles … [Read more...]

Eastbound I-90 scheduled to reopen over Snoqualmie Pass late Thursday afternoon

UPDATE |  JANUARY 19th, 2PM There should be some happy travelers later Thursday afternoon, as WSDOT reported they should have eastbound I-90 at North Bend exit 34 reopened around 4PM. WSDOT says westbound … [Read more...]

Cancer free, but with hurdles: Bev Jorgensen Benefit Dinner, Auction happens this weekend

It's been six months since longtime North Bend resident, volunteer, friend-to-all and dedicated cancer-fighting activist, Bev Jorgensen, discovered she would be facing her own cancer battle. Her battle to … [Read more...]

Meet your Muslim Neighbor event returns for second year to bigger venue

After a successful community event last year, the Snoqualmie Mosque is bringing their 'Meet your Muslim Neighbor' open house back to the Snoqualmie Valley. Organizers describe last year's inaugural event as … [Read more...]

‘SnoValley Gala 2017’ offers fun, Hollywood-themed evening, complete with childcare

Need a night out with that special someone... or just a night out with friends? Church on the Ridge has lined up a special evening. On Friday, February 3rd from 8PM - 9:30PM community members can enjoy an … [Read more...]