Archives for June 2013

Caution Urged on Local Waterways During Hot Weather; Snoqualmie River Still Cold

The Snoqualmie Valley is expected to reach the low 90's Tuesday, July 1, 2014. But the local bodies of water often used to cool many residents down are still cold,  some REALLY cold. So local emergency … [Read more...]

After Resident Dismay over New Townhomes, Snoqualmie Now Using Signage Announcing Future Developments

This February, when it was official and public that a new, 100-unit market rate rental townhome complex was going in at the corner of SE Swenson Drive and Snoqualmie Parkway on Snoqualmie Ridge, some residents … [Read more...]

Record Heat Possible for Snoqualmie Valley Early Next Week

Shhh... The weather guys are starting to buzz.  It's been awhile since the Pacific Northwest saw triple digit temperatures - since July 2009, with a record heatwave that saw Seattle hit 103 and North Bend hit … [Read more...]

Come See Amazing Renovation of Historic Si View Park; Ribbon Cutting Happens Thursday, June 27th

What a transformation!  Roughly three years after its passage, the vision of  Si View Parks District's 2010 renovation bond is now a reality.  The once aging, run-down park, is now a community jewel, benefiting … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners: Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes, Favorite Summer Annuals, Q&A on Herbs

Ready to grow the perfect tomato?  Start here. Goodbye, dark dreary days of rain. The sun is finally out and warm weather is upon us.  The first thing on many a gardener’s mind – it must be time to plant my … [Read more...]

Products of Recent Snoqualmie Filming Activity Unveiled: Washington State Lottery Commercials

Remember all the recent early morning filming in downtown Snoqualmie that backed up traffic just as school was starting for the day?  Filming that the Northwest Railway Museum's Director of Marketing, Jennifer … [Read more...]

Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza Nears Completion, Nearest Multiplex to Snoqualmie Valley Opens this Weekend

For Snoqualmie Valley residents who frequently travel to Issaquah for shopping, dining and entertainment, the newest Issaquah shopping center is the closest option to the Valley yet - Grand Ridge Plaza in the … [Read more...]

If No Walmart, Then What is the Development Future of the I-90/SR-18 Interchange?

The history of the land where the old Leisure Time Campground sits at the I-90/SR-18 interchange is long and complicated. In 2008, the City of Snoqualmie and the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital  (SVH) District … [Read more...]

After One Year Delay, Snoqualmie City Council to Start Affordable Housing Tax Exemption Process; Group Launches Opposition Petition

One year after the it became public knowledge that non-profit housing developer, Imagine Housing, wanted to develop, Timber Falls, a 160-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Snoqualmie, the series of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City News: Bridge Closure, Safety Survey Extended, Committee Opening, Q & A with Police and Fire

There's been quite a few announcements that have come across the wire from the City of Snoqualmie in the past week.  Here's a brief re-cap for you.  Most of these events happen the week of June 24th, including … [Read more...]

Missing Summer Weather Tracked Down and Found – in Alaska of All Places

You hear it each year when people (myself included) start whining, wondering when summer weather will finally get here.  Responders tend to counter with that old saying, "Summer doesn't start in Seattle until … [Read more...]

North Bend Hosts Second Public Safety Meeting, Home Security Discussion with Police Chief

On May 16 2013, following a fatal home invasion, the City of North Bend hosted a well-attended Public Safety Community Meeting.  Topics included crime, trends and other public safety issues in and around North … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: All about Dog Food – History and Pros and Cons of Kibble, Canned, Dehydrated and Raw

In her bi-weekly guest column, LeChic Pet Trainer, Melissa Grant, runs down the history of dog food and helps you understand which type might be best for your furry friend - as well as your family. The first … [Read more...]

Power Restored to Areas of Snoqualmie after 3-Hour Outage

A Puget Sound Energy Representative said a power outage that affected about 675 Snoqualmie customers was expected to last until approximately 5PM, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, but PSE restored power at 3:30PM to the … [Read more...]

Twice in Six Weeks, Another Snoqualmie Child Falls out Second Story Window; Important Safety Prevention Tips

Unfortunately, for the second time in six weeks, a second Snoqualmie child fell out of a second story window.  The first incident happened on May 9, 2013. The second incident happened on Thursday, June 13, … [Read more...]

A Father’s Day Surprise, Do You Know this Father and Son? Help a Photographer Find Them

** JUNE 17, 2013 UPDATE:  Thanks to everyone for their help in getting Manju and Walt in touch.  The two exchanged emails yesterday and it was reported the Walt was "over the moon" after looking at the … [Read more...]

North Bend Says Hello to Frozen Yogurt, as The Swirl Opens its Doors

Attention! The City of North Bend just got its first frozen yogurt shop! The Swirl opened its doors this week, thanks to owner Deb Masters.  Deb has revamped the retail spot that was once home to The Reef … [Read more...]

Fall City Days, the Fun Happens this Saturday!

It's a community summertime tradition.  That Saturday before Father's Day - Fall City Days - celebrating the small town and residents of Fall City, WA.  This year it happens on June 15, 2013. The fund begins … [Read more...]

Helicopter Activity Over Mt. Si: Training, Not Rescue

We had a few inquiries today about the helicopters circling in the Mt. Si area. Good news, both Seattle Mountain Rescue and King County Search and Rescue report that there are no active rescue missions … [Read more...]

Favorite Valley Handyman Retiring, Hanging up the Toolbelt and Removed from “The List”

It's not everyday a business owner tells you they have "too much business," but that's exactly what has happened to my favorite handyman listed on the Living Snoqualmie recommended contractor page. I met … [Read more...]