Archives for August 2013

Snoqualmie Valley Master Garden Ask: A Rain Garden? In the Pacific Northwest?

In this month's guest article, Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners walk you through the ins-and-outs of rain gardens - from what they are, to how they work, why they were created and how to build your own.  They … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Road Closures Scheduled Next Week; Plan Ahead for Access to Mount Si Back Parking Lot

The Snoqualmie Valley School year is scheduled to being on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, which means more cars will be traveling through the streets of downtown Snoqualmie in the direction of both Mount Si High … [Read more...]

Hiker Falls To Death Near Rattlesnake Lake

According to a tweet from King County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson, Cindi West, this afternoon, Thursday, August 29, 2013, a hiker fell to his death in the popular Rattlesnake Ridge hiking area near North … [Read more...]

Teachers, District Back at Bargaining Table; Mediator Now Along for Contract Talks

With Snoqualmie Valley schools scheduled to begin in six short days and no contract in place for its teachers, negotiators for both the Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD)  and the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Culvert Replacement on Middle Fork Road Leads to BIG Discovery, Project Delay

The King County Roads Division closed SE Middle Fork Road in the North Bend area on August 5, 2013 and planned to re-open the road on August 30th, but that re-opening date hit one very large snag … [Read more...]

Big News, New Chapter for Local Company; Le Chic Pet Takes Training, Grooming Mobile

This is the latest guest column from North Bend resident and Pet Trainer for LeChic Pet of Issaquah, Melissa Grant.  Le Chic made the tough choice to close their storefront and take the business mobile.  If … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Overwhelming Reject District’s Latest Conceptual Contract Agreement

There are just eight days left until the Snoqualmie Valley School District begins the 2013-14 school year. Negotiations have been happening since June,  but the SVSD teachers union, SVEA, is still without a new … [Read more...]

Countdown to New School Year, But Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Need New Contract

Local kids and parents are in countdown mode as a new school year quickly approaches.  The Snoqualmie Valley School District is set to begin in nine days - on Wednesday, September 4th. But as of Monday, August … [Read more...]

Learn to Serve Community During Emergencies; CERT Training Starts Soon

Floods, snow, wind and ice storms, power outages. It seems the Snoqualmie Valley has seen a lot over the past few years. Want to be prepared to help serve the community during emergency situations?  If so, … [Read more...]

Teen Formally Arraigned for Fatal North Bend New Year’s Day Hit and Run

North Bend 19-year old, Cody Eads, who was recently charged with felony hit and run in the January 1, 2013 accident that took the life of 57-year old North Bend resident, Lucinda Pieczatkowski, was arraigned in … [Read more...]

Good News! Rogue Wanderlust Cows Captured and Returning Home Today

Apparently many local residents have seen the infamous Snoqualmie Valley runaway teenage Black Angus steers (cows) over the past few weeks, whether it be on pasture lands or wandering rural streets like Reinig … [Read more...]

Cooking Local: Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tarts with Cream Cheese Frosting and Quick &Thick Evergreen Huckleberry Syrup

This is the first in a new local recipe guest column by North Bend photographer, cook and food lover Kristin Tetuán. Look for recipes that feature local Snoqualmie Valley ingredients, many of them produced by … [Read more...]

Here’s a New One: Cows with Wanderlust, Reinig Road Cows on Move Again

It is not uncommon to come across deer on Snoqualmie Valley roads - even a bear or a bobcat at times, especially at night.  But cows? In broad daylight?  Just sauntering down Reinig Road? Yes, it's true. Two … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Railroad Days Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Starts Friday, August 16th

Now in its 75th year, Snoqualmie Railroad Days is produced by the Northwest Railway Museum, with family fun in mind. Volunteer firemen and their wives organized the very first Railroad Days in 1938, and the … [Read more...]

When it Comes to School Bond Planning, Maybe Leaders Should Look to Latest Election Results for Guidance?

The Snoqualmie Valley School District had a 4-way school board primary on August 6th.  Approximately 25% of registered voters mailed in their ballots - about equal to the 2009 SVSD school board primary … [Read more...]

North Bend Mayor Names Life Saving Award Recipients; July Mount Si Helicopter Mystery Solved

On July 14, 2013, many Snoqualmie Valley residents reported seeing a helicopter hovering over Mount Si, even hoisting something from the mountain. The helicopter activity coincided with another rescue of an … [Read more...]

First Ever Wildcat Pigskin Party, Helping Fund Snoqualmie Valley Youth Football, Early Bird Discount Disappears Today!

Sports are expensive.  Parents know this.  They also know some sports are more expensive than others.  Football is one of those. Increasing training costs, coupled by shrinking school athletics funding, … [Read more...]

Hear a Boom? Rock Blasting Scheduled in Snoqualmie, August 13th

If you are in the Snoqualmie Ridge area today, August 13, 2013, plan on hearing some possible loud booms - or explosion noise. As construction continues on the new, 16-acre Jeanne Hansen Community Park in … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley August Lightning Captured in Amazing Pictures and Video

It was a loud, thunderous night over the Snoqualmie Valley on late Friday, August 9, 2013, and early Saturday, August 10, 2013.  Powerful storm cells rolled through, touching off bright lightning storms in the … [Read more...]

Festival at Mount Si Starts Today: Community, Food, Music, Parade, Tour de Peaks, What’s not to Like?

The annual Festival at Mount Si, which honors the North Bend community, begins today, August 9, 2013 at 5PM at Si View Park and runs all weekend. The three-day event is always packed with fun and showcases some … [Read more...]