Archives for July 2013

Editorial: Living Snoqualmie Endorses Hodgins for School Board, his Vision for Valley Schools and Students

For the August 6, 2013, SVSD District 4 School Board primary election, Living Snoqualmie endorses current School Board President, Scott Hodgins. While Living Snoqualmie also appreciates much of the platforms … [Read more...]

TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Sold for Second Time in Five Years

In a letter to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge members on July 27, 2013, President and CEO of BrightStar Golf Group, William D. Keogh, announced that his company (and their financial partner) was selling its ownership  in … [Read more...]

Should Snoqualmie Valley be a Two or Three Middle School District? Board Candidates Weigh in

It's just one week until those primary elections ballots are due.  They must be postmarked August 6th. For drop box locations where ballots require no stamp visit King County Elections website. In case you … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Fire’s 18 acres Nearly Contained

** Update: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:30PM - An incident report given to the City Of Snoqualmie today regarding the Mount Si fire stated that the DNR expected the overall operation in fighting the fire would be … [Read more...]

Mt Si Fire Spreads to 18 Acres, Now 50% Contained

** Update, 7/28/13, 7:15PM:  Washington State Department of Natural Resources says the Mt Si/ 444th fire is now 50% contained and 18 acres as of 7PM, Sunday, July 28, 2013. ** ** Update, 7/28/13 1:30PM: King … [Read more...]

Wildfire Reported off Mt Si Road, Little Si Area – Now 10 Acres

** 7-27-13 Update: WA State DNR has closed The Mt. Si trail ststem effective immediately due to fire. Fire grew overnight and is now 10 acres. Helicopters are on scene again performing water drops. The … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: Road Repair Work to Close Section of Highway 18 All Weekend

If you're hitting the road this summer weekend and planning to commute to the Snoqualmie Valley via eastbound Highway 18, you will need to plan ahead (use alternate route), as a 3-mile section the busy I-90 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Art Walk and First Outdoor Market Hit Downtown Streets This Weekend

Have you heard about the Snoqualmie Art Walk? The Snoqualmie Arts (outdoor) Market? No?  Well, if it's been awhile since you've traveled through downtown Snoqualmie, it could be time to head that way and check … [Read more...]

Forest Fire Burns Three Acres Near Echo Lake, Interstate 90

** July 23, 2013:  DNR said the fire was mopped up by the end of  the day, July 22nd.  All crews were sent home and the fire site is now on patrol status. ** ** July 22, 2013:  At 2:30PM today the Department … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: 5 of the Most Rare or Unusual Dog Breeds

In her latest post, guest columnist and pet trainer, Melissa Grant, at Le Chic Pet in Issaquah introduces readers to some of the most unusual dog breeds to be found at local dog parks. When you go to your … [Read more...]

School Board Candidates Talk What it Will Take to Pass Overdue School Bond, What to do About Mount Si High School

This is the second of a two-part story that asked Snoqualmie Valley School Board District 4 candidates four questions to help voters decide in the 4-way primary race.  The two candidates with the most votes in … [Read more...]

Whidbey Island Navy Helicopter Called in for Snoqualmie Pass Rescue

Overnight, July 18, 2013, one navy search and rescue helicopter flew a long way to help a hiker injured - all the way from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island to Snoqualmie Pass. The premiere search and … [Read more...]

Q & A with School Board Candidates; Important August 6th Primary Will Cut Candidate Pool by Two

It's summer. The days are warm and long.  The kids are home.  Vacations might be the most important thing on your mind, but it's also primary election time. In the Snoqualmie Valley there are four candidates … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater’s Oliver and Snoqualmie Ridge Garden Tour Add to Fun Weekend Lineup

In an earlier story we told you about some fun events going on in North Bend this weekend, including a big block party and the grand opening of the North Bend Fire Station.  But there's also some fun things … [Read more...]

Change at the Helm; Twin Falls Principal Leaves Growing School, Takes Newly Created District Administrator Position

Next year is a year of change for the Snoqualmie Valley School District, so what's one more. It was announced today, July 16, 2013, that Twin Falls Middle School Principal, Ruth Moen, will step down from her … [Read more...]

Big Weekend in North Bend – NEW Fire Station Open House and BIG Downtown Block Party

A new fire station in North Bend has been a long time coming, but in just a few short days, that new state-of-the-art facility gets its ribbon cut and doors opened to the public for an open house on Saturday, … [Read more...]

Eastside Fire Fighters, Search and Rescue Crews Save Twin Falls Hiker after 75 Foot Fall

Living Snoqualmie received numerous reports yesterday, July 14, 2013,  of a helicopter landing and taking off from Torguson Park and hovering over the two stacks of Mt Si.  Using binoculars, one local witness … [Read more...]

School Board Zeroes in on Future Bond, Agrees to Focus on Option A

SVSD school board members have specific thoughts and opinions when it comes to three possible future bond options, and they got a chance share their thoughts and  examine recent bond focus group results during … [Read more...]

Helicopters Over Valley Responding to Injured Hiker Near North Bend

** Update 7/11/13, 8:15PM: The injured hiker is off the mountain safely and taken to hospital. There are initial indications of a spinal injury. Good work was performed by rescuers.  King County Search and … [Read more...]

Trees Come Down, Land Clearing Begins for Second Snoquamie Ridge Market-Rate Apartment Complex

It's been a long time since a market-rate rental home complex was developed on Snoqualmie Ridge.  In fact, the one existing rental apartment home development, Echo Ridge, was built almost at the inception of … [Read more...]