Archives for March 2017

Acclaimed Mount Si Music program sends Jazz Band to NYC Essentially Ellington competition AGAIN, Fundraiser helps pave the way

The Mount Si High School MusicDepartment has seen immense growth in the four years since Matt Wenman took over as Band Director, including adding an orchestra and a percussion band and growing from 150 students … [Read more...]

Realizing a Vision: Partnership expands Torguson Bike Park, becomes ‘gateway’ to city park

North Bend resident Rob McFall was an integral part of the BMX bike component at Torguson Park. Seventeen years ago he built the original bike track to be a legal spot for BMX riders and racers in the … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Teen alcohol poisoning; asleep on the sidewalk; needle on the tracks; ‘Turn down the Techno’

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie this … [Read more...]

The Valley’s Famous Elk Herd and its caretaker: Upper Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group

[Article by Melissa Grant] I grew up in Bellevue where wildlife sightings were a pretty rare occurrence. So, when I moved to North Bend in 2006, I was thrilled to see all the critters around town and in my … [Read more...]

Want to be on City Council? Snoqualmie to fill open seat by appointment; two open positions on November ballot

The City of Snoqualmie announced it is accepting applications from Snoqualmie residents to fill a vacancy on City Council. Position 2 on the seven-member council is open following the resignation of Council … [Read more...]

Newly released state data shows Snoqualmie Valley School District lags behind

Sometimes a picture (or graph) - with the latest state data - paints a telling story. Hanging in front of Mount Si High School is a large banner announcing the district's "AP Honor Roll" distinction. Six … [Read more...]

City prevents new housing development, instead brings NEW hiking, mountain bike park to North Bend, thanks to ‘well-planned’ partnership

City of North Bend Community and Economic Development Director Gina Estep is very excited about a brand new park coming to the city - a park that made possible because of a "well-planned partnership" with a … [Read more...]

District takes important step to bring foreign language to middle schools, move hinges on key element

Over the past couple of years, Snoqualmie Valley School District 'Thoughtstream' online parent survey results have shown a strong desire to bring world languages to SVSD middle schools.  In fact, it is a move … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie’s Sister City in Peru Hit by Disaster; Donations Requested

The Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association is currently gathering disaster relief donations for Snoqualmie’s sister city of Chaclacayo, Peru, which experienced devastating flooding and mudslides over the past … [Read more...]

Four-year, 42% utility rate increase goes into effect; funds improvements, operations

If you notice an increase on your next water/sewer bill, you probably didn't use more water. It's [most likely] due to a rate increase the City of Snoqualmie says will fund infrastructure, equipment, facilities … [Read more...]

New Bakery ready for business in Snoqualmie, opening date announced

Owner Sang Kim was hoping to have her new Snoqualmie bakery, cafe minee, open in February, but some contractor delays kept those storefront windows covered in paper for a few extra weeks. There was some good … [Read more...]

What’s a ‘March of the Vegetables?’ Savor Snoqualmie Valley was hoping you’d ask

What, you say, is a March of the Vegetables?  It's a question Savor Snoqualmie Valley hoped community members might ask. A little bit of background info: Savor Snoqualmie Valley is a new, cooperative effort … [Read more...]

Letter | Snoqualmie Valley Soccer Needs You! Ready for new season, volunteer positions open

Dear Members of the Snoqualmie Valley Community, Do you love kids?  Do you love soccer?  We have both and we need YOU … grab your best friend!  The more the merrier.  Come join us.  It is not required to have … [Read more...]

Local student, boy scout conducts Eagle Project to help homeless youth through YouthCare

Snoqualmie resident and Mount Si High School senior,Nick Heinke, has been a Boy Scout for 13 years and is currently a member of Snoqualmie Troop 115. As he works his way toward Eagle rank, he must choose and … [Read more...]

Police arrest front porch package thief with help of alert resident

The Snoqualmie Police Department said via press release that on March 16, 2017 at 11AM, the were called to the 7500 block of Huckleberry Way SE - in the Ironwood neighborhood - for a suspicious white male that … [Read more...]