Archives for May 2012

Thousands Of Garbage Containers Await Removal As Waste Management Is Officially Ready To Start Collecting Snoqualmie's Garbage Next Week

Have you driven by the corner of Railroad Ave (Highway 202) and Snoqualmie Parkway lately?  If so, it's hard not to notice the thousands of garbage, recycle and yard waste containers stored there; evidence of … [Read more...]

The Beautiful Reality Of Snoqualmie Valley Living – Daily Wildlife Sightings

Here are a some quick wildlife sighting to pass along to readers - and courtesy of some of you as well.   Nothing to panic over, just be aware of the areas where the sightings occurred. Bear Sighting: My old … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Teen Proves Encompass Super Sitters Course Teaches Life Saving Skills; Latest Class Set For This Weekend!

Two summers ago, one of my favorite Snoqualmie 15-years-olds (and my daughter's good friend) performed the life-saving Heimlich maneuver on a 10-year-old she was watching who was choking on a piece of hard … [Read more...]

Falls Little League Putting Final Touches On June 2nd Barn Bash Fundraiser – Grab Your Boots And Cowboy Hats!

Falls Little League is putting the finishing touches on its annual Barn Bash Fundraiser, which happens on Saturday, June 2nd at 6PM.  This year’s event will be held at Four Gables Farm at 32750 SE 46th Lane in … [Read more...]

June 2nd Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Fundraiser Helps Group Continue Balancing Work Of Local Elk Population

One of my favorite things to witness during my numerous daily drives around the upper Snoqualmie Valley are the elk herds grazing in the fields Meadowbrook Farm.  I've seen them many times, but it never gets … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie – All Garbage, Recycle and Yard Waste Containers Can Be Left For Allied Waste This Week

Some Snoqualmie residents may have missed having their yard waste and recycle containers picked-up by Allied Waste last week as Snoqualmie switches to Waste Mangement for its garbage service.  There are many … [Read more...]

Perennial Powerhouse, Mount Si Volleyball, Offering Summer Camps To Valley Youth

Did you know that Girls Volleyball is one of the most successful sports at Mount Si High School?  In Coach Bonnie Foote’s 12 years as head coach, Mount Si has become a yearly state contender. The 2011 season … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board Bond Planning Work Session Podcast Highlights Of Good Discussions

For SVSD parents and residents with busy schedules, but whom still want to keep up with important, upcoming school board decisions, the latest board bond planning work session and regular meeting podcast is an … [Read more...]

West Bound I-90 Speed Limit Temporarily Reduced Between North Bend And Snoqualmie Starting Tuesday, May 29th

Here's a heads up to those of you who regularly (and sporadically) travel between North Bend and Snoqualmie on I-90. Drivers using westbound I-90 near North Bend and Snoqualmie will face a temporary speed limit … [Read more...]

Thunderstorms Expected To Linger In Snoqualmie Valley Area This Afternoon, May 25th

It seems there always has to be a glitch in the forecast when it comes to sunny days around the Pacific Northwest.  The beautiful sunny, Snoqualmie Valley day is now littered with loud claps of thunderstorms … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board Talks Of Taking New Look At Mount Si Modernization/Expansion For Future School Bond

At last night’s SVSD school board bond planning work session, a new bond path may have been forged.  The board decided to re-examine a Mount Si High School remodel as a bond option in lieu of a new third middle … [Read more...]

Tuesday Afternoon Accident Between Car and Dump Truck Near Snoqualmie Middle School Sends Teen Driver To Hospital

Right about as school was letting out on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, May 22nd, Railroad Ave/Highway 202 near Snoqualmie Middle School was reduced to one lane of traffic as police responded to and cleaned up an … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Memorial Day Weekend Trains Honor America's Military

The Northwest Railway Museum honors local military service men and women along with their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday train run on Monday, May 28th.  This is in addition to the railroad's … [Read more...]

Cougar Sighting At Cascade View Elementary, May 23rd

There was a cougar sighting at Snoqualmie’s Cascade View Elementary School this afternoon, May 23rd. Parent Tess Hardwick says the sighting occurred during afternoon recess.  Another report says the cougar was … [Read more...]

State Liquor Stores Closing in Phases Next Week As Private Sales Begin June 1st; Issaquah Closing Early, North Bend Open Until Last Day

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has announced the closure schedule for most remaining state liquor stores in advance of June 1, 2012, the first day of private liquor sales.  Some area liquor … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Release Details Of Recent Snoqulamie Ridge Burglaries

Four residential burglaries have been investigated by the Snoqualmie Police Department recently.   The security system alarm that police responded to last week last week on McIntosh Court (would've made 5th … [Read more...]

Local Foreign Exchange Student Program Still Needs 8 Valley Host Families For Three Week Summer Exchange

This piece was originally published last month when Sara was searching for 25 host families.  She is 8 more families for this July's exchange.  I asked her what happens if she cannot find the needed host … [Read more...]

SVSD Middle School Principals Host Informational Meeting About District Transition To Two Middle Schools, Tonight, May 22nd

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is sponsoring an informational meeting regarding the district's plan to reduce from three to two middle schools in the fall of 2013.   Parents of current and future middle … [Read more...]

New SnoValley Coffee Owners Expand Menu & Hours In An Effort To Make It The Community's Coffee Shop

Local couple, Chris and Emily Mossell, are the new owners of SnoValley Coffee on Snoqualmie Ridge.  Both come from a long line of small business owners - all the way back to Emily's great grandparents who owned … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council Offering Free Screening of Documentary Film, The Race To Nowhere, Tonight, May 21st

Tonight, May 21st, the SVSD PTSA Council is hosting a screening of the education documentary film, The Race To Nowhere.  The showing is free thanks to the support of many SVSD schools' local PTSA units.  The … [Read more...]