Archives for April 2012

Cascade View's Kristin Yoshikawa Named April Teacher Of The Month

Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid's Teacher of the Month program is really catching on, bringing in about 30 nominations for April's top honor.  In the end, Cascade View nabbed the title again - this time for its … [Read more...]

Mount Si Invitational Track Meet Returns To Snoqualmie After A Twenty Year Absence, Saturday April 21st

It's been a long time since Mount Si hosted an invitational track meet, specifically since 1990.  That's all about to change this Saturday, April 21st.  Some of the best local track and field high school … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley, The Freshman Learning Center Is Happening, But Can The Budget Afford It?

Last week the SVSD administration put a real number on tough budget reductions.  That number includes 14.2 teachers leaving the Snoqualmie Valley School District if the school board approves the … [Read more...]

Local Families Open Mt Si Gymnastics Academy – Keeping Gymnastics Alive and Well In The Valley

A couple of months ago, Puget Sound Gymnastics moved its North Bend facility to Preston, leaving a gymnastics void in the valley.  But two local families stepped forward to fill that void and keep gymnastics … [Read more...]

Mount Si Principal John Belcher Hosting Informal Freshman Learning Center Q & A Session Tomorrow, April 17th

This Tuesday, April 17th, Mount Si High School Principal, John Belcher, will host an informal Q & A session regarding MSHS's future Freshman Learning Center.  This is a chance for parents to gather … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Inspiration: A Four Year Old Warrior In Our Midst

**  4/18 Update:  Hunter and his family will be featured on Komo News Thursday evening, April 19th, helping to raise awareness for CDH and CHERUBS.  Thanks to Komo News for their help in spreading the word! … [Read more...]

SVSD Reveals Cuts Needed To Balance 2012-13 Budget

At a SVSD School Board Work Session April 12th, administrators introduced their plan to balance next year's budget.  The current unbalanced budget is eating into the district's reserve fund, taking it from $3.4 … [Read more...]

Understanding The Importance Of Encompass; Providing The Framework For A Strong Snoqualmie Valley

If you live in the Snoqualmie Valley and have children, chances are you know about Encompass and its long-standing in the community.  Most people think of Encompass as just preschool, when in actuality, it is … [Read more...]

Local Foreign Exchange Student Program Needs 25 Valley Host Families For Three Week Summer Exchange

Thank you to Sara Qualls for this guest piece about Education First International Homestay Program's upcoming summer foreign exchange student hosting opportunities in the Snoqulamie Valley.  Read on.... "I … [Read more...]

Construction Begins On HO Sports Co/Motion Water Sports New Home In Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park

If you drove up or down Snoqualmie Parkway yesterday near the intersection of Fairway Ave, you may have noticed something happening; signs of impending construction in the business park. Work began yesterday … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Updates Commenting Policy

In an effort to keep the commenting on its website equal to that on its Facebook page, Living Snoqualmie will now require comment authors to sign their names. Previously readers were allowed to publish … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Middle School Hosting Freshman Learning Center Presentation, Friday April 13th

Mount Si High School Principal, John Belcher, and current Snoqualmie Middle School Principal (and future 9th Grade Campus Principal) Vernie Newell will present information about the future SVSD Freshman … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life Gearing Up For Annual Cancer Fundraiser – Team Captain Meeting April 10th

This guest blog is courtesy of Bev Jorgensen, who is a Co-Chair of the 2012 Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life Event happening this July.  If cancer hasn't touched your life, chances are it has impacted the life … [Read more...]

SVSD To Release Budget Cutting Plan This Week – Teacher Layoffs Looming

As state lawmakers spent the Easter Weekend working to close a half-billion dollar state budget shortfall, Snoqualmie Valley School District administrators and school board members contemplate how their budget … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Offers Snoqualmie Valley Residents Pre-Sale Tickets To Popular "Day Out With Thomas " Summer Event

It happens each July in historic Snoqualmie.  Families from all over Puget Sound fill the streets with kids excitedly ready to board Snoqualmie's famous train which is transformed into Thomas the Tank Engine.  … [Read more...]

City of North Bend To Hold Public Comment Session Regarding Possible Police Services Change To Snoqualmie Police Department

The City of North Bend is examining changing its police services contract from the King County Sheriff's Office to the City of Snoqualmie Police Department.  In an effort to ensure all vital information about … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Gardener Teaching Local Kids To Create Their Own Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Anyone who loves gardening will often tell you it's a game of trial and error - especially in the Snoqualmie Valley.  If a plant tag says it will grow in Bellevue's climate, there's a chance it may not make it … [Read more...]

DirecTV and Tribune Broadcasting Stalemate Over Compensation Fees Causes Local Blackout Of Fox Channel 13; No American Idol For DirecTV Customers Tonight!

I want to watch Idol.  I am invested.  I have my favorites. Yes, I will survive without it, but I would prefer it didn't disappear from my DirecTV guide.  Glee finally returns next week.  Bad timing is an … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Bears Waking From Hibernation, Hungry and Venturing Into Neighborhoods

There is one thing certain about living on Snoqualmie Ridge in a home backing to a green belt - you will see wildlife.  After all, the animals were here before the houses. This is typically the time of year … [Read more...]

Investigators Say North Bend Intruder Intoxicated And High On Cocaine At Time of Fatal Shooting

The man who broke into a North Bend home and was subsequently shot to death was identified as Joshua Henderson by family members.  He was reportedly intoxicated and high on cocaine at the time of the incident, … [Read more...]