Archives for July 2012

Thomas the Train Pulling into TownThis Weekend; Prepare for Crowds, Traffic and Limited Parking in Historic Snoqualmie

The annual Thomas the Train Event pulls into Snoqualmie this Friday, July 13th, for the first of his two-weekend stint.  This year’s Day Out with Thomas Mystery on the Rails Tour is taking Thomas to more than … [Read more...]

Inspirational Lacrosse Movie Crooked Arrows at North Bend Theater This Friday – Support Mount Si Lacrosse!

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports across the country.  Its popularity is also exploding in the Snoqualmie Valley. Unfortunately, as of now, lacrosse is not a school-sanctioned sport.  With tight … [Read more...]

Recent Drowning/Near Drowning Cases Are a Big Reminder to Exercise Caution on Area Lakes and Rivers

The first warm, summer stretch of weather is upon us.  By Northwest standards, it might even be considered hot.  This first stretch of summer heat is bringing with it reports of area drownings and … [Read more...]

Sad News, Missing Hiker Found Deceased on North Bend's Green Mountain

There is some very sad news to report today; wishing the opposite were true. Missing hiker, John Wright, was found deceased by search and rescue crews this afternoon.  He was reported missing over the weekend … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Ordinance For November Ballot Property Tax Increase Introduced to Council Tonight

Washington State has a law (RCW 84.55.010) that limits the yearly property tax increase a taxing district can impose on homeowners.  That limit boils down to a 1% cap on yearly property tax increases by … [Read more...]

MIssing Hiker Update: Wright May Have Been Trying Out New Trail To Green Mountain Summit

According to Komo News reporter, Luke Ducey, King County Sheriff Deputies say that the witness who saw missing hiker, John Wright, on the trails near the Middle Fork trailheads area of the Snoqualmie River … [Read more...]

Search Resumes Today For Missing Hiker Near North Bend Middle Fork Area

** For a new story on the search update click HERE. ** If you live in the North Bend area, you may hear low-flying helicopters again today, July 9th. Those helicopters are searching for a missing … [Read more...]

Weekend Events Worth Mentioning: History, Smoked Meat, Waterfalls, Bikes, Overnight Cancer Walk

We’ve endured a mostly gray June and then right on schedule, summer weather emerged from hibernation right in time for the 4th of July fireworks. If you are looking for some fun things to do this weekend and … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Facebook Page Highlights: A Simple, Strong Anti-Bullying Lesson and Quotes of the Day to Elicit Smiles

The Living Snoqualmie Facebook page is full of activity each day, but I realize not everyone utilizes social media so I thought I would give readers a weekly Facebook update and "share" it on the Living … [Read more...]

Washington State Transportation Commission Asking Snoqualmie Valley to "Speak Out on Transportation"

The Snoqualmie Valley has unique transportation issues.  Our roads endure flooding and snow when other areas don’t.  Living in a valley surrounded by the Cascade Foothills means navigating many hills and ridges … [Read more...]

"Cancer Sucks" This Weekend Help Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life Honor Those Touched by Cancer and Funraise to End It!

I am what Relay for Life organizers call a “cancer survivor.”  I did not battle the disease myself.  I am someone left behind.  I lost my father to kidney cancer nearly 4 years ago.  Five months later it took … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge IGA Brings in Mobile Smoker To Meet Your 4th of July BBQ Needs

Can you smell it?  You should by now.  The Snoqualmie Ridge IGA started smoking beef brisket late yesterday afternoon in a smoker trailer brought in to the store's parking lot by truck.  Meat department … [Read more...]

Be Careful With Your Fireworks This 4th of July; Man Half-Blinded From Firework Accident Last Night

It's my least favorite part of the 4th of July holiday and the biggest reminder of the danger fireworks hold: news of fireworks-related injuries.  This year is proving to be no different from others with … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Gears Up for Annual 4th of July Celebration, Biggest Event of the Year

I’ve lived on Snoqualmie Ridge for 11 years now and by far the biggest event the ROA (resident owners association) sponsors is its annual Independence Day event.  Snoqualmie Community Park is always packed for … [Read more...]

High School Seniors: Time to Kick-Start the College Application Process

Thank you to Kiersten Murphy, of Murphy College Consultants, for this guest post.  It is filled with great information for both parents students. If you are a high school senior, there are some things that … [Read more...]

$1000 Reward Offered For Information Leading to Arrest of Mount Si High School Vandalism Culprits

Snoqualmie Police are looking for those responsible for the graffiti vandalism at Mount Si High School on June 1st.  The graffiti was rumored to be a senior prank, but if so, the pranksters took things a step … [Read more...]

Heading Over Snoqualmie Pass Today For Your 4th of July Holiday? Expect Delays As One I-90 Closure Happens Tonight

The Washington State DOT will be limiting construction delays on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass for the Fourth of July holiday so drivers can get to their celebrations on time, but there will still be … [Read more...]

Fireworks in Snoqualmie Valley – The Legal Breakdown!

It's that time of year.  Fireworks went on sale last Thursday, June 28th at noon and already the sound of them echos throughout the valley - especially at night.  Pets are are scared and hiding. If you are … [Read more...]

My Sunday Morning Education: The Bindlestick: Coffee House, Pub, Live Music (Today) and an Ode to the Hobo!

I learn something new everyday and lately a lot of my new-found smarts come from Living Snoqualmie readers who contact me to let me know about their business, event, organization, fundraising. This week I got … [Read more...]