Archives for December 2013

Top 10 Snoqualmie Valley Photos of 2013

The Living Snoqualmie Facebook page is a busy place.  One of the best parts of maintaining that social media page is getting to share photos taken around the Snoqualmie Valley - both by professional … [Read more...]

The Year in Review: Top Ten Living Snoqualmie Stories of 2013

It's time again to look back and see what were the most read stories of 2013. It was another year of growth at Living Snoqualmie, which began the year with about 1,500 social media followers and ended 2013 … [Read more...]

Fire Class Rating Improves for North Bend, Preston, District 38; Possibly Lowering Insurance Premiums

Some possible good news was released last week about the insurance bills of homes serviced by Eastside Fire & Rescue, which provides fire and emergency service for King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 and … [Read more...]

Reasons for Johnny Depp’s Presence in the Snoqualmie Valley Finally Answered?

Johnny Depp's presence in the Snoqualmie Valley  (Carnation, WA to be exact) this past February created a social media buzz. He was spotted at the Salish Lodge and then in downtown Carnation while film crews … [Read more...]

Helicopter Hoists Child From Rattlesnake Ridge Area after Christmas Eve Fall into Crevasse

Helicopters were hovering in the North Bend area Christmas Eve afternoon to assist in the rescue of a 8-year old boy in the Rattlesnake Ridge area. King County Search and Rescue, along with fire and medic … [Read more...]

Rain Ends Soon, Ushering in Calmer, Cooler Holiday Weather

After a short-lived bout with snow last Friday, warm air scoured out the cold and it's been wet pretty much since then.  But the rain is about to exit for a few days - right in time for Christmas. It won't … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Open on Time, but with Limited Bus Routes, December 20th

Snoqualmie Valley Schools are open on time, Friday, December 20, 2013, but with limited transportation due to road conditions and falling snow. Bus transportation for area "A" in North Bend, area "B" … [Read more...]

Will it or Won’t It? Snow Predicted Yet Again, but Will it Materialize this Time?

Update: 12/19/13, 4:15PM:  The Winter Storm Watch issued this morning by the National Weather Service has been scaled back to a Winter Weather Advisory.  The thinking now is 1-3 inches for the Puget Sound … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Lot Sellout! Venturing Crew Sells Over 1,100 Trees in 19 Days; Closes Early

The Snoqualmie Venturing Crew Christmas Tree Lot is a long-standing tradition in Snoqualmie; having occupied its spot at the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Railroad Ave for over ten years. But there is one … [Read more...]

Ridiculously Fast! Snoqualmie 7th Grader Wins National Junior Olympic Cross Country Title

Joe Waskom's mom, Jill, reinforces the importance of being humble with her children.  So in keeping with the spirit of following mom's rules, we'll do the bragging for Joe when it comes to his latest running … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Pets 101: Top Ten Ways New Dog Owners Sabotage a Successful Training Outcome

Have a new puppy?  Planning on a new pooch as a 2013 holiday surprise?  If so, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Le Chic Pet, Melissa Grant, has some advice when it comes to training the newest member of … [Read more...]

1st Annual Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest Receives 13 Entries, Contestants and Winners Revealed

Update: December 18, 2013: After thoughtful consideration by a panel of judges, the following contestants were named winners of the first Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest: First Place: Brent and Tracy … [Read more...]

‘Living Beyond Themselves’: Mount Si Student Group Raises Money for Well Drilling, Fresh Water

It started with a simple idea: living beyond yourself; making an actual difference in the lives of others.  That idea led a group of Mount Si students to take the holiday spirit to a global level. Abbey … [Read more...]

North Bend Fire Training Academy Incident Sends Fuel, not Water, onto Simulated Plane Crash Fire

At the Washington State Fire Training Academy  in North Bend there was a training mishap during an October 25th Port of Seattle fire training exercise involving a simulated a plane crash. King 5 News … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners: Gifts of the Season for the Gardener in your Life

In their latest guest post, The Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners offer up some great holiday gift ideas for the gardener in your life. Happy Holidays Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Lucky Semi Driver on Snoqualmie Pass; Truck Dangles over Steep Embankment, Closes I-90 Thursday Night

It was a scary scene near Snoqualmie Pass last night, December 12, 2013. If you drive I-90 over the pass, you know there are plenty of curves, lots of semis and plenty of snow.  Yesterday one semi driver was … [Read more...]

State Rep Rodne Asking for Budget to Move Snoqualmie Weigh Station, Fix Traffic Headache of Entering I-90

There's one thing you can depend on as a Snoqualmie commuter when accessing westbound I-90 around 7:15AM each weekday - a regular traffic backup stretching about a half-mile from I-90, up Snoqualmie Parkway. … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Finds Kids Venturing Out on Dangerous Frozen Ponds

There is no such thing as 100% safe ice. Look at local retention ponds during the recent cold spell and you can see what many residents are doing - throwing rocks to see if they will break through the pond's … [Read more...]

Local Teen Pleads Guilty in Fatal North Bend Hit and Run Case

According to the King County Prosecuting Office, 19-year old Cody J. Eads of North Bend pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) on Thursday, December 5, 2013. In August, … [Read more...]

Amazing! Snoqualmie Falls from Unparalleled Vantage Point – Drone Fly Over

Those who live in the Snoqualmie Valley have probably seen 'The Falls' from almost every vantage point available and during most weather events Mother Nature throws at one of the top tourist attractions in … [Read more...]