Archives for December 2018

Developer Land Swap: city gives land for parking, gets Park Street right of way

In mid October 2018, a Developer Agreement was negotiated and signed between the City of North Bend and 101 West Park, LLC - which is constructing the new retail building for Huxdotter Coffee at the corner of … [Read more...]

Si View Parks Hits Ground Running: announces multiple projects funded by recent bond sale

Si View Metropolitan Park District announced on December 28th that it had completed the first round of bond sales totaling $8.9 million to fund capital improvements to local parks and trails. Bonds will be sold … [Read more...]

911 Outage hits Snoqualmie Valley, progress being made to fully restore service in King County

UPDATE | December 28, 2018, 12PM King County says the CenturyLink network outage that affected emergency calls nationwide is being addressed. 9-1-1 calls are again getting … [Read more...]

City sells small downtown parking lot to developer

It appears the City of Snoqualmie isn't the only local municipality selling a vacant land parcel used for parking. On December 7, 2018 the City of North Bend closed on the sale of a 7,000 sq. ft. lot at the … [Read more...]

Eastside Fire & Rescue Giving Campaign, Reindeer Engine see big results in 2018

Eastside Fire & Rescue has officially wrapped up its 2018 toy, food, and clothing drives - giving campaigns that directly benefits Hopelink, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Pizza Delivery Guy: Kindness really is that simple

Yesterday a Christmas card came in the mail. As I was opening it, I kept wondering who the return address belonged to. It turns out it was from our pizza delivery guy from Uncle Si’s.  Side note: I used to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council increases human service funding for local nonprofits

As part of a Human Services Advisory Committee strategic plan recently passed unanimously by the Snoqualmie City Council, the city is transitioning to a two-year funding cycle for local human services … [Read more...]

Stormy Day on tap, wind advisory issued for Snoqualmie Valley

Mother Nature has been pretty nice to the Snoqualmie Valley so far this fall. Typically we've had more wind events by now, but fall 2018 was pretty much absent of any major power outages or downed trees. Now … [Read more...]

Tips to keep your Pets safe during the Holiday season

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] Controlling your dog around visitors can be a major problem. Holidays can be … [Read more...]

Coffee stand, car wash demolished as Huxdotter Coffee prepares for expansion into new, larger space with cafe

Huxdotter Coffee has operated out of the same small drive-thru building at the corner of Park Street and Main Street in downtown North Bend for nearly three decades, but earlier this year announced that things … [Read more...]

Ballot measure to merge Fall City Fire Department with Eastside Fire & Rescue withdrawn

The Board of Commissioners of King County Fire District 27 (Fall City) took action at a Special Meeting on December 14, 2018 to withdraw a ballot measure from the February 12, 2019 Special Election that … [Read more...]

Police make several drug-related arrests, including suspected drug sales operation in North Bend Motel room

Over the past month the Snoqualmie Police Department has been using social media to keep the public updated on some of its bigger cases/arrests.  Here is a recap on some of those incidents from the past … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Snoqualmie Valley treat this weekend: Don’t miss Carnation Farms Christmas Market

[Article by Snoqualmie resident and contributing writer, Amanda Rich] A local event that is likely to become an annual holiday tradition is the Carnation Farms Christmas Market. The market is open this … [Read more...]

Video: Snoqualmie house creates incredible holiday light display, complete with radio station

Tucked away in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge is a pretty incredible holiday light display.  My daughter and I accidentally stumbled upon it last week, but it turns out this house has a … [Read more...]

North Bend City Council bans carry-out plastic bags by 4-2 vote, adds optional surcharge for paper bags

Following two public hearings in a span of two weeks - and a long council discussion -  the North Bend City Council took action on a proposed carry-out plastic bag ban ordinance at their December 4th … [Read more...]