Archives for October 2013

GIVE GOOD Awards Open for Nominations; Aims to Honor Inspirational Snoqualmie Valley People

Angela Craig is back - back with her inspirational awards, GIVE GOOD, that she brought to the Snoqualmie Valley last year with the intention of recognizing and honoring inspiration people here in the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

School Board Candidates Answer Questions on Topics Shaping Future of Snoqualmie Valley School District

Ballots are here. It's time for decisions to be made - and ballots mailed by Tuesday, November 5, 2013. In the race for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board District 4 seat, it's incumbent Marci Busby versus … [Read more...]

Letter: Eight Years Later, District No Better off With Incumbent Board Member

This week’s SnoValley Star editorial resolves little to explain how we are better off with the incumbent board member.  The newspaper’s own reporting indicates examples of leadership in crises. Policy … [Read more...]

One on One: School Board President Gives Inside Look at Candidates, April School Bond, Freshman Campus

Scott Hodgins is in the  home stretch of his tenure as a Snoqualmie Valley School Board member. As he nears the end of his term, he agreed to sit down with me and talk about his four years serving on the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners’ Fall Advice: Saving a Favorite Plant, Fall Garden Clean up Tips

Save Your Favorite Shrub Do you have a favorite hebe or hydrangea that may not make it through next winter?  Take a softwood cutting now and you will have several new shrubs to plant next spring.  I have … [Read more...]

Vandals Destroy Local Business Sign; Fundraiser Launched to Help Business Owner

According to some residents, Tuesday night, October 22, 2013, saw a lot of break-ins and vandalism in North Bend - and a small, local school was no exception. Vandals used a rock from a neighboring business to … [Read more...]

Issaquah’s Grand Ridge Plaza Celebrates Openings of Big Anchor Stores; Safeway, Home Goods, Marshalls All Now Open

It was just a vision in the winter of 2012, a sketch on paper.  Now it's real.  All 280,000 feet of it. Construction on Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza began June 2012. By July 2013, the first of its … [Read more...]

Ben’s Breakdown: Mount Si Football Looks to Bounce Back for Homecoming, After Tough Bellevue Loss

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. To follow Mount Si Football visit their … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Halloween Happenings, From Kid-Friendly to Totally Scary!

Snoqualmie RidgeTrick or Treat Event  Put on the costumes and bring the kids out for a free trick or treat event this Saturday, October 26th from 11AM - 2PM in the Snoqualmie Ridge retail area. Kids and … [Read more...]

Growing Community Concern Over Increasing Homeless Population, Police Calls Up; North Bend Launches Online Survey about the Topic

It's a tough topic to tackle, or even debate: homelessness and residents' worry that an increase in a city's homeless and transient population leads to more crime. It's a topic the City of North Bend is … [Read more...]

No Grocery Store Strike! Tentative Agreement Reached

Approximately 21,000 Puget Sound area grocery store workers were prepared to walk off the job and into a strike at 7PM tonight, Monday, October 21, 2013, but the union just announced a tentative agreement was … [Read more...]

Election 2013: Meet the Snoqualmie Valley Candidates Forum Aims to Engage, Inform Local Voters

Time is of the essence. The clock is ticking. The November 5th general election ballots landed in Snoqualmie Valley mailboxes this week. It's time to vote. Many voters experience a bit of panic when they … [Read more...]

Winter Homeless Shelter Opening for Second Season in North Bend; Public Meeting Tomorrow

This first of two public meetings to discuss  the 2013-14 homeless winter shelter season happens on Monday evening, October 21, 2013 from 6 - 7:30PM at North Bend Community Church, 146 East 3rd Street in North … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Venturing Crew and SnoValley Winds Community Band Seeking New Members!

Two Snoqualmie Valley groups are recruiting new members!  Adults, do you play an instrument?  Does your child love outdoor adventure, comradery and leadership opportunities?  Well, then the SnoValley Winds … [Read more...]

Grocery Strike Update: North Bend Safeway, QFC on Strike Countdown

30,000 Puget Sound area grocery store workers voted to strike last month if they could not get a "fair contract."  Since that time it's been back and forth with negotiations.  A September 29th strike was … [Read more...]

Ben’s Breakdown: Mount Si Faces Biggest Test of Season, Faces Nationally-Ranked Bellevue

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. To follow Mount Si Football visit their … [Read more...]

Divers Find North Bend Man Dead in Bellevue’s Mercer Slough

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Bellevue Police found the body of a 54-year old North Bend in the Mercer Slough, off the Sweyolocken Boat Launch in the 3000 block of Bellevue Way SE, according to the The Seattle … [Read more...]

What’s Happening: Fun Halloween Town for Kids; Weekend Fundraiser for Class of 2014

Clothes for the Cause: Purge Your Home and Help Mount Si Seniors Organizers of the Mount Si High School Class of 2014 Grad Night have a way for you to get rid of all those old clothes (*and textiles) in your … [Read more...]

Four-Vehicle Collision on I-90 Snarls Afternoon Traffic, Delays Some School Buses

It was a bit of messy afternoon drive on westbound I-90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie yesterday, October 15, 2013. And of course, it happened right as school buses were trying to get students home to … [Read more...]

King County to Plow Two-Thirds Less Roads this Winter, Only Four in Snoqualmie Valley

According to King County Transportation,  "This winter will bring new challenges for transportation in King County. In a countywide snow and ice event this winter, two-thirds fewer roads will be plowed than in … [Read more...]