Archives for September 2013

King County Council Rep Kathy Lambert Sponsors New Ordinance, Makes it Offense to Urinate, Defecate in Public

A new King County ordinance sponsored by Councilmember Kathy Lambert (who represents the Snoqualmie Valley) creating the offense of urinating or defecating in public is set to be discussed and possibly enacted … [Read more...]

Storm Number Two Rolls Through Valley Overnight, Packs Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Once Again

Update: September 30, 2013, 9AM:  A few areas of North Bend and Snoqualmie experienced power outages last night, including Mt. Si Road when a downed tree sent power lines down across the road around 9:45AM. … [Read more...]

First of Two Potent Fall Storms Roll into Valley, North Bend Gets Brunt of Wind

Weather forecasters have been talking about it for days, powerful storms rolling into the Pacific Northwest on Saturday and Sunday - packing a punch with strong winds and heavy rain. Saturday's storm seems … [Read more...]

Salish Lodge Management Company, Columbia Hospitality, Taking Over TPC Snoqualmie Ridge

Effective October 1, 2013, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge will be run by Seattle-based management company Columbia Hospitality.  TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, formerly owned by BrightStar Golf, was sold to Arcis Equity this past … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Valley Metro Bus Routes Begin September 28th

Want to take a bus to Seattle for an afternoon Mariners or Sounders game?  If it were last Saturday, Valley residents who wanted to leave their cars behind and ride the bus had limited (if no) options - unless … [Read more...]

BevMo! Officially Opens in Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza

California-based BevMo!, retailer of mostly alcoholic beverages, opened its 10th Washington State store Friday, September 27, 2013, in Issaquah's new retail center, Grand Ridge Plaza, in the Issaquah … [Read more...]

Ben’s Breakdown: Mount Si Football Continues Great Start to Season vs Interlake

**Ben Evensen is a Mount Si High School senior and an aspiring sportswriter.  Look for his game analysis before each Mount Si football game throughout the 2013 … [Read more...]

Possible Strike Threatens Snoqualmie Valley’s Big Grocery Stores

** UPDATE, September 27, 2013, 5PM:  The grocery workers union announced via social media that negotiators for union and grocery stores will meet for more contract talks on October 10th and 11th.  The union … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: Rex, Portrait of a Leash Reactive Dog Part II

In her newest column, pet trainer for Le Chic Pet, Melissa Grant, follows up on Rex's progress dealing with the issues of "Leash Reactiveness" - and let's her canine friend help explain how he got better. So … [Read more...]

What’s Happening: Soap Box Derby Rollin’ Down the Parkway; Mt. Si Food Drive; Kids Perform with Mount Si Cheer at Half-time

**UPDATE: September 27, 2013, 2:15PM:  Bummer, but safety does come first. Saturday's Challenge Series Race has been canceled because of expected adverse weather conditions. Due to the weather forecast and … [Read more...]

SVSD Enrollment Growth Fairly Flat; Middle Schools Down, High School Flat, Elementary Gains Most Students

It's that time of year.  A time when the Snoqualmie Valley School District provides its first enrollment picture of the new school year. In fast-growing area like the Valley, the picture is usually one of … [Read more...]

After Years of Planning, It’s Groundbreaking Time for New Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

After years of planning and even having to land-swap to make it happen, groundbreaking for the new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is just a couple of days away. The community is invited to a groundbreaking … [Read more...]

Early Morning Accident Leaves Car Flipped on Quiet Snoqualmie Ridge Street

Residents of SE Swenson Street in the Deer Park neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge were awakened in the wee hours of Saturday morning, September 21, 2013, to the ominous sound of a "loud smash" and then "metal … [Read more...]

Ben’s Breakdown: 2-0 Mount Si Prepares for Big Football Test vs Juanita

  ** Ben Evensen is a Mount Si High School senior and an aspiring sportswriter.  Look for his game analysis before each Mount Si football game throughout the 2013 season. ** My prediction for the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Talk Dahlias, Fall Leaves and Plant Sales

NOTE: Interested in being a Master Gardener? Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Master Gardener training class; deadline is October 18th. Contact Ann Acton at for more information. … [Read more...]