Archives for July 2012

Attention High School Students and Parents! Colleges That Change Lives Coming to Bellevue

Guest Blog from contributing writer, Kiersten Murphy.  Kiersten owns Murphy College Consultants and helps high school students navigate the college admissions process; from planning a budget, picking the right … [Read more...]

Washington State Whooping Cough Epidemic Grows to Over 3,000 Cases; CDC Says Childhood Vaccine Might Wear Off Early

In April, the Washington State Department of Health declared whooping cough (pertussis) had hit epidemic levels in our state as it crossed 2,000 reported cases. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) brought in … [Read more...]

FBI Offers $20,000 Reward for North Bend Bank Robber, "AK-47 Bandit" Also Wanted in CA Robberies

[pb_videoshowcase group="2"] The man who robbed the North Bend Chase Bank on July 6th, 2012 has now been officially linked to two other robberies on the West Coast by the FBI, who is asking for help in … [Read more...]

20,000 Warrior Dash Runners and Spectators Expected to Create Snoqualmie Valley Weekend Traffic Headaches

Planning to drive around the valley this weekend?  Just need to make a quick trip to North Bend for groceries?  Better read this first.  And don't forget, Thomas the Train is in town as well. The City of North … [Read more...]

Swim Team – Inspired by TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Tiger Sharks

Guest Blog by local Snoqualmie author and published novelist, Tess Hardwick.  Tess's daughter competes on the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Tiger Sharks swim team, which has only existed since the golf club installed … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Garden Tour This Weekend; A Chance to Legitimately Stalk Your Neighbors' Beautiful Backyards

It's time for one of my favorite events of the year: the Snoqualmie Ridge Garden Tour.  Right about now I was getting ready to proclaim that I love gardening, but now realize I love certain parts of gardening; … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Instruct Today's Lesson in Weeds 101

Thank you to Ann Acton of the Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Association for this very informative guest post on the basics of valley garden weeds.  When it arrived yesterday I was actually in my own … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Bears in the News Again; Possible Ticket For Feeding Bears, Even Unintentionally With an Unsecured Garbage Can?

Komo News covered Snoqualmie's Community Bear Meeting at the fire station last night.  Many concerned residents attended; some who have had their own run-ins with Snoqualmie black bears recently. According to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Releases Details of Possible Tax Levy for Public Safety, Streets, Parks and Trails Maintenance

Today, July 17th, the City of Snoqualmie released the details of a future, possible property tax increase that could be placed on the November ballot for voter approval.  The city council could vote on July … [Read more...]

Inspirational Young Creator of Hoops For Hope Charity, Austin Gutwein, Speaks in Snoqualmie, July 18th

Austin Gutwein is an inspirational young man who took a simple idea and used it to save children in Africa; children orphaned by the African AIDS epidemic.  Austin started his charity nine years ago and now … [Read more...]

Kiro Morning News Talk Radio Anchor Creates "Snoqualmie Maybe"

I have been quite vocal about loving where I live so when something new "Snoqualmie" comes my way, I like to share. Yesterday, it came to my attention (Thanks reader Karen) that Kiro News Radio's, Bill … [Read more...]

Local Photographer Ken Vensel Captures July 14th Auroral Lights From Rattlesnake Ridge

Local Renton artist and graphic designer, Ken Vensel, did what many of us were too tired to do this past Saturday night.  He stayed up late and captured amazing photographs of the Northern Lights (Aurora … [Read more...]

Important Community Meeting, Tomorrow, July 17th, To Discuss Snoqualmie Black Bear Problem

Black bear sightings around Snoqualmie are normal during the spring and summer.  After all, their home was cleared of much of its trees to become the site of our homes.  What seems to be a little abnormal this … [Read more...]

Valley Thunderstorms Still Possiblility Tonight

It seems Snoqualmie Valley has kind of lucked out with the thunderstorms today.  We've enjoyed pleasant temperatures and sunshine, but weather forecasters say there's still a chance of hearing thunder in the … [Read more...]

Weekend Events Worth Mentioning: Thomas the Train, Outdoor Concert, North Bend Block Party, Gardening and More

It's a pretty busy July weekend in the Snoqualmie Valley.  If you are in town and looking for something to do, it seems there are plenty of options.   Here's a few worth mentioning for the weekend of July 13th … [Read more...]

Popular Parent Workshop on Importance of Play Comes to Snoqualmie YMCA Monday

As parents, we've all heard how important play is for children.  Now Encompass is breaking it down for local parents and bringing an important parenting workshop to Snoqualmie Ridge this Monday … [Read more...]

Police Release Peter Keller Case Findings; Family Honors Kaylene Keller With Scholarship

I got in the car today for a normal mom carpool run.  My radio is usually tuned to the kids' music stations.  Today, it happened to be tuned to news radio and the topic was Peter Keller.  I got shivers. It's … [Read more...]

Trader Joe's Moving To New Issaquah Location, Possibly Providing Easier Access To Snoqualmie Valley Shoppers

For Snoqualmie Valley shoppers who travel to Issaquah to shop at Trader Joe's, life may become a little easier later this year.  That's because Trader Joe's will be relocating their current Pickering Place … [Read more...]

North Bend Chase Bank Victim of Armed Take Over Style Robbery

From North Bend Police Chief, Mark Toner: On Friday, July 6th,  the North Bend Chase Bank was robbed at gunpoint.  The White Male suspect was described as 5’10 – 6’0 tall, heavy build, with dark hair.  His … [Read more...]

Help! Valley Host Family Needed For German Exchange Student Enrolled At Mount Si Next Year

Local  members of the International Student Exchange Program are looking for a valley host the family for upcoming 2012-13 school year.  There is international student enrolled next year, but some unforeseen … [Read more...]