Archives for January 2013

Mount Si Adds New Innovative History Classes to Freshman Campus, Including Bill Gates "Favorite Course of All-time"

This is a guest post by Stephanie Hager, education advocate and mother of four SVSD students. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ We … [Read more...]

Public Health Officials Warn of Measles Exposure at Issaquah Area QFC and Starbucks

Here's a health alert for Snoqualmie Valley residents whom may have been in the Issaquah area over the past week. King County Public officials are warning area residents of a newly diagnosed case of measles in … [Read more...]

New Restaurant Opens in North Bend

Alert for all southern food fans! Owners of the North Bend Truck Town (or Seattle East Truck Town) opened a new restaurant yesterday -  and one reader reports it's good. TravelCenters of America opened a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: Great Activities to do with your Dog

This is the latest from guest columnist, Melissa, who is a Pet-ology Expert and In-home Dog Trainer at Le Chic Pet in Issaquah.  To get more training tips visit the LeChic website. When people and dogs do … [Read more...]

Mount Si Star Kicker Graduates Early, Starting UW Football Career This Spring

It's cliché and I hesitate to use it, but yes, time really does fly. It feels like my oldest child and her friends were just celebrating their Chief Kanim Middle School graduation.  Seriously.  That feels like … [Read more...]

New Ownership! Twisted Bliss Takes Over Hot Yoga on the Ridge

In November it looked like yoga in Snoqualmie had its days numbered as Hot Yoga on the Ridge announced its impending closure.  But just two months later yoga enthusiasts have a new studio... New owners of Hot … [Read more...]

Mount Si Cheer Squad Wins State Championship

The Mount Si High School Cheer Squad traveled to the University of Washington's Hec Ed Pavilion Saturday, January 26th, to compete in the WIAA State High School Cheerleading Championships - and walked out with … [Read more...]

Overnight Fire Destroys North Bend Home; Volunteer Firefighter Rescues Resident

An overnight fire engulfed and destroyed a home in the 13600 block of 432nd in North Bend Friday, January 25th. According a Battalion Chief, Eastside Fire and Rescue received a call reporting the fire around … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Middle School Students Cut Ribbon on New Courtyard; Here's Your First Peek

A space that was once an outdoor courtyard, often times under-utilized, is now the newest part of the Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS) building.  Well, at least for five months, after which the new space will … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Commuters, You Have One Month to Tell State How You Feel about I-90 Tolling

Well Snoqualmie Valley commuters, specifically those who commute to the Seattle area on I-90, the topic is back.  It's time to start talking about tolling on I-90 again. The Washington State Department of … [Read more...]

One Year After Historic Ice Storm Sent I-90/Preston Hillside Tumbling, Slope Stabilization Nearly Complete

It's been a year since a historic ice storm struck the Puget Sound region.  Most "casualties" of the storm were local trees, many snapping like matchsticks from the weight of the unprecedented ice and … [Read more...]

Recent Robbery Spurs Crime Prevention Reminders from North Bend Police Chief

A recent robbery of a business preparing to open near the North Bend Outlet Mall has North Bend Police Chief, Mark Toner, reminding local business owners of some important, simple crime prevention … [Read more...]

Hey Parents, Need Help Picking a Preschool? Saturday's Preschool Fair May Be Your Solution

Is next year “the year” for you?  Is your child ready for preschool?  Having once been a mom to four children under 6 years old, I remember it well. In the Snoqualmie Valley there are many preschools and … [Read more...]

Hello Doughnut Fans! Top Pot Opening Issaquah Drive-thru Location

Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts is coming to Issaquah, and in a somewhat ironic fashion, you will no longer need to get out of your car to get your doughnut fix. Multiple news sources are reporting the … [Read more...]

Answer to Friday Night Police Activity on I-90 near Exit 27

We received a couple of inquiries over the weekend about the police activity along I-90 near exit 27 on Friday night, January 19th, around 8PM. According to Julie Judson, Washington State Patrol Public Info … [Read more...]

Understanding the Historical Significance of Snoqualmie's Orchard Avenue

Yes... I know what you are asking.  Where is Orchard Ave in Snoqualmie.  Answer?  In the Braeburn neighborhood, about half way down Snoqualmie Parkway.  Orchard.  Braeburn.  Get the apple connection?  … [Read more...]

Big Police Presence at Fairway Lane Townhomes Overnight; Snoqualmie Police Assist State Patrol on Assault Case

There was a lot of police activity and ensuing commotion at the Fairway Lane Townhome development last night, located at the corner of Fairway Ave and Snoqualmie Parkway on Snoqualmie Ridge. Snoqualmie Police … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Music Boosters and North Bend Theatre Hosting Special 'Grease' Showing, Sing-a-Long Tonight!

Love the movie, Grease?  Can't see it without singing along and embarrassing your children?  Well, here's your chance to do just that - and for a great cause. The Twin Falls Middle School (TFMS) Music Boosters … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City News: Hiring New Police Officer; Chance to Chat with Heads of Police, Fire, Parks, Public Works

City of Snoqualmie Hiring New Police Officer The City of Snoqualmie announced on Friday that it has an open lateral entry police officer position.  The job has been posted to the City of Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge IGA Meat Smoker Makes Weekend Return, but with a Little Twist

The Snoqualmie Ridge IGA, 7730 Center Blvd SE, brought its somewhat infamous meat smoker back out this weekend, January 18-20, but if you want to ensure you get some dinner, make sure and come early. I didn't … [Read more...]