Archives for September 2013

North Bend Considers Video Cameras for Crime Prevention, Launches Citizen Survey

The topic of surveillance cameras to help with North Bend law enforcement isn't a new one. Following a much-publicized fatal North Bend area home invasion in May, public safety meetings discussed increased … [Read more...]

New Metro Bus Route Coming to Snoqualmie Valley; More Options During Non-Peak Hours

Have you noticed the new bus route makers at local stops? It seems Snoqualmie Valley residents spoke and King County Metro listened. This summer, the King County Council approved Metro's recommended changes … [Read more...]

With Emotional Bank on Empty, Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Union Proposes New Bargaining Model For Next Contract

Just four days after a narrowly averting a teacher's strike, Snoqualmie Valley Education Association President, Lisa Radmer, stood to address the Snoqualmie Valley School Board at its September 12th meeting. … [Read more...]

Encompass Partners with New Snoqualmie Valley “Moms” Group; Launches September 17th!

On Tuesday, September 17th from 9:30AM until 11:30AM, Moms, a new Valley women’s group aimed at welcoming, informing and inspiring mothers, will be hosting its first meeting at the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance … [Read more...]

After Successful $100,000 Fundraiser, North Bend Theatre Debuts New State-of-the-Art Movie Projector

Movie-goers love happy endings, right?  Well, the North Bend Theatre gave Valley residents their own happy ending earlier this week. Just four short months after launching a fundraiser designed to upgrade … [Read more...]

Fatal I-90 Accident Near Highway 18 Possibly Caused by Cooler in Roadway, Snarls Evening Traffic

** UPDATE, Wednesday, 9/18/2013: Washington State Patrol say they located the driver of the vehicle that lost the cooler suspected of causing the I-90 accident that took the life of an 80-year old North Bend … [Read more...]

Ben’s Breakdown: Mount Si Football Travels to Issaquah for First Road Game of Year

** 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. ** After a big win over Seattle Times … [Read more...]

Three Years of Construction, Snoqualmie Falls Park, Hydroelectric Plant At Last Re-done and Ready!

When one of Washington State's biggest tourist attractions happens to sit in your backyard, do you forget?  Take it for granted?  I know sometimes I do. It seems like that bright orange sign along … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: Rex: Portrait of a Leash Reactive Dog

In her newest column, pet trainer for Le Chic Pet, lets one of her canine clients help explain the dog phenomenon of "Leash Reactiveness." Look for a follow-up to Rex's journey in two weeks. Hi my name is … [Read more...]

Fire Department Safety Concerns Lead to New Traffic Signal on Snoqualmie Parkway

If you've noticed the construction along the shoulder of Snoqualmie Parkway near the fire station, it's the beginning infrastructure work for a new traffic signal set to start flashing at the intersection of … [Read more...]

The Streets are Alive with Music, Jazz Walk Hits Downtown North Bend This Saturday!

Years ago who would've thought... North Bend as a live music destination?  But thanks to Danny Kolke, his passion for music and his restaurant, Boxley's, featuring live performances 7-days a week, that is … [Read more...]

Carnation Scenes Make it into Macklemore’s New Video; Miller’s Carnation Captured Filming with Photos

Miller's Carnation, of oh-my-gosh-Johnny-Depp-is-in-town fame, once again had some great pictures of yet another famous person who just happened to be in Carnation working. Only this time, the shop's owner … [Read more...]

Summer Might be Ending, But TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Still has Full Calendar, Holding Free Open House for Community

Summer is winding down, but not the weather.  If you're looking for something fun to do on a day that's supposed to hit 85 degrees, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is opening its doors to the public in an effort to show … [Read more...]

Police, Aid Respond to Bendigo Blvd Bridge Thursday Night, Man Struck Crossing Roadway

Living Snoqualmie received a few inquires regarding the police and aid presence on Bendigo Blvd (SR-202) in North Bend Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Witnesses driving in the area reported flares and lane … [Read more...]

District and Teacher’s Union Reach Tentative Agreement; Teachers Ratify Contract with ‘Lukewarm’ Vote

** UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013, 9:10PM: Although technically on strike at their 7PM union meeting, the Snoqualmie Valley teachers' contract was ratified by a "lukewarm" 59% of union members - 174 votes yes to … [Read more...]

Strike Update: Teachers, District Prepare for Strike as Negotiations Continue

Tick Tock.  Tick Tock.  The Snoqualmie Valley teacher's union strike deadline of Sunday at 3PM is quickly approaching. Following union advice, some SVSD teachers removed personal belongings from their … [Read more...]

Ben’s Breakdown: Mount Si Football Ready to Prove Last Year Was No Fluke; Open vs. Kennedy Tonight, September 6th

Thanks to Mount Si High School senior and aspiring sports writer, Ben Evensen, for this analysis of the Wildcats 2013 season and home opener, which is less than 6 hours away now.  Look for Ben's column all … [Read more...]

North Bend Hosts The Adventure Sports Festival September 6th & 7th; A Run to the Top of Mt. Si and What’s an Iron Horse Relay?

Love anything outdoors?  If so, then North Bend is where you need to be this weekend. Friday, September 6th, and Saturday, September 7th, downtown North Bend is the setting for the 2013 Adventure Sports … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Vote to Strike on Sunday if No Contract; School Year Starts on Time for Now

Snoqualmie Valley teachers overwhelmingly voted yesterday to strike on Sunday, September 8th if they couldn't reach an agreeable contract deal with the school district by that time.  The vote tally was 291-8 in … [Read more...]

Will Snoqualmie Valley Schools Open on Time? Possible Strike Vote Looms for Teachers Union

*** Update, September 2, 2013, 5;45PM:  In an interview with KOMO News, SVSD Public Information Coordinator, Carolyn Malcolm, said there is a new contract offer for teachers that will be presented tomorrow … [Read more...]