Archives for December 2012

Reminder! North Bend, Snoqualmie Garbage Collection Delayed One Day Rest of Week; Christmas Tree Disposal Options

If you live in Snoqualmie or North Bend and your garbage/recycle collection day is Tuesday - Friday, your collection will be delay by one day this week due to the New Year's holiday. The only holidays Waste … [Read more...]

A Peek Back in Time: Living Snoqualmie Top 12 Stories of 2012

Here's a look at the 2012 Top 12 "Most Clicked-On" Living Snoqualmie stories, according to online traffic. With a year marked by some tragic and chaotic events in the Valley, including ice storms, hiking … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Young Life Offers BIG Discount for Summer Camp

This guest piece is from Lori Riffe, Snoqualmie resident, mom to a middle school aged son and writer of her own blog, Tainted Fishsticks. At the tail end of the holiday season many parents look forward to … [Read more...]

Saturday Head-on Collision Closes Preston-Fall City Road

According to King County Sheriff's Office Sergeant, Cindi West, KCSO deputies and emergency crews responded to a head-on collision late yesterday afternoon, December 29th, on Preston-Fall City road near the … [Read more...]

Using I-90 today? Seahawks Game Changing Express Lane Schedule

Drivers who use the Interstate 90 express lanes should plan ahead for changes Sunday, Dec. 30th. Because of anticipated extra traffic heading into Seattle for today's Seahawks game (kick off 1PM), the I-90 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Real Estate: Move-Up Home Buying Opportunities in 2013

This guest piece is by local real estate agent, Tony Gilbert, who originally wrote the article for his real estate website blog, The RealFX Group.  The interesting information highlights statistics currently … [Read more...]

Mayor Larson and Family Featured in Komo News Russian Adoption Story

Wow.  Looking for new word, but still wow.  There are amazing people, who do quietly do amazing things.  Sometimes you have to look closely (or have someone point you in the right direction) to see those things … [Read more...]

Economic Climate Forces Closure of Sno Falls Credit Union Fall City Branch, Increase in Fees

Ever since the mailed announcement went out last month, Sno Falls Credit Union (CU) has been feeding calls from unhappy customers who noticed new fees on their checking accounts.  The calls made it clear, not … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club Hosts First Tournament This Weekend!

After traveling across Washington State for over six years and attending numerous yearly tournaments, the Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club (SVWC) is hosting its first wrestling tournament. Starting tomorrow, … [Read more...]

New Valley Website Launched, Makes Finding Kid Activities "Easy as Pie" for Busy Families

In the age of two income families and increased work responsibilities, time is a premium.  To help busy families better manage their family life, a new website,, was launched.  … [Read more...]

Good Samaritan Neighbor Saves Cascade Covenant Church from Major Fire

"Neighbors look out for each other." It's a simple idea... something that is sometimes easier to say than live, but, without a doubt, the importance of neighbors is something I've learned during our 11 years … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie in Lights – Happy Holidays!

I love Christmas lights.  That doesn't mean my own home is lit up like a runway, though.  Umm, to put it lightly, my outdoor decorating skills are limited (code for I am terrible at it) so I get my "Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas Angels from Across Country Help Bring Stolen Viola Home to North Bend Musician

Eva Sheie Kiser, wife of Snoqualmie Middle School science teacher Woodroe Kiser, warns, "Never leave anything that you care about in your car, even for a minute in a place you think is safe." She learned that … [Read more...]

Mount Si Principal Chosen KingCo Principal of the Year!

Mount Si High School Principal, John Belcher, was selected as the KingCo League Distinguished Principal of the Year. The Washington Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP) awarded Mr. Belcher the top … [Read more...]

Wintry Micro-Climate Takes Hold Between Snoqualmie and North Bend, Making Mess of Local Roads

**Update: 12/19/12, 11AM:  Snoqualmie Parkway is now reopened and City of Snoqualmie snow plows are working to clear city streets of slushy, messy snow.** Heavy, blowing snow started in the Snoqualmie area … [Read more...]

December 19th: Snoqualmie Valley Schools Open On Time, Limited Transportation in North Bend

It's snowing again in areas (mostly above 500 feet) of the Snoqualmie Valley, but weather forecasters say it will all turn to rain (and wind)  this afternoon. Snoqualmie Pass, though, is due to receive another … [Read more...]

A Christmas Question: Why a Douglas Avenue in Snoqualmie?

Dave Battey of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum was instrumental in helping name many Snoqualmie Ridge streets.  He has kindly offered to share with Living Snoqualmie readers the history of some of those … [Read more...]

Overnight Snow Means Snoqualmie Valley Schools Opening 2 Hours Late, December 18th

Kids should be waking up happy today, as snow coats the ground. Much of the valley saw 1-2 inches overnight. In response, the Snoqualmie Valley School District delayed the start of school by 2 hours with … [Read more...]

Body of Missing Man Found at Snoqualmie Falls

The City of Snoqualmie Police Department  is confirming what the activity was at Snoqualmie Falls yesterday that caused the popular park to be closed off by police. At approximately 2PM on Sunday,December … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Weather Updates: Monitoring Monday's Crazy Weather

Well, the storm advertised for the past couple days is moving through Western Washington.  Most of Puget Sound Energy's power outages seem to be occurring in South King County this morning. We'll keep an eye … [Read more...]