Archives for January 2014

Four-time Grammy Recipient Performs at Sallal Grange

It's not very often a 4-time Grammy winner heads to the Snoqualmie Valley, but that's exactly what's happening tomorrow night in North Bend. The most award-winning guitarist in recent memory, four-time … [Read more...]

Diane Larson, A Life of Purpose Lost too Soon

Saturday, January 25, 2014, was a beautiful, sunny day; the type of winter day outdoor enthusiasts embrace. Unfortunately, the series of warm days and cold nights created icy conditions at lower mountain … [Read more...]

February 11th Ballot: Replacement Levies Provide One-Quarter of Critical Funding for Snoqualmie Valley Schools

Mail-in ballots hit mailboxes this week. They must be postmarked (don't forget the postage) and returned by February 11th. Important note: the price of stamps increased to 49 cents this week so ballots will … [Read more...]

Gas Leak Closes Part of North Bend Way through Downtown

Update | 11:30AM:  Business owner reports she is given the okay to return to her business, as leak was … [Read more...]

Letter: Protect Our Children’s Learning

Our Snoqualmie Valley School District depends heavily upon local funding for hiring teachers, improving their effectiveness, school supplies and other school operational expenses.  About one-quarter of the … [Read more...]

Boxleys: To Keep the Music Playing Owners Gift Popular Jazz Club, Restaurant to Non-Profit Music Fund

For the last four years, North Bend’s Boxleys Jazz Club has grown to be recognized as one of the best jazz clubs around.  To keep that tradition going, sometimes creativity comes into play. On January 1st, … [Read more...]

Op-ed: Big Plans and High Hopes for Snoqualmie Valley Schools

“To become the best School District in Washington State by any measure.”  Well, that is certainly reaching for the top. And, how about “Educate all children to prepare them for College, Career, and … [Read more...]

Mountains Prove Treacherous: Snoqualmie Woman Dies, Two Men Injured, Coast Guard Helicopter Called in from Oregon

UPDATE | January 30, 2o14 A memorial service is planned for Diane Larson on Saturday, February 1st at 11AM at Eastridge Church in Issaquah.  To read more about Diane's life and the tragedy see:  Diane … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Pets 101: Pet Dental Health Tips, Learn to Brush those Doggie Teeth

In her newest post, pet trainer for Le Chic Pet, North Bend resident and dog guru, Melissa Grant, teaches local pet owners pet dental health tips - and how to brush those doggie teeth! … [Read more...]

Back Country Skier Falls off 400 Foot Ice Cliff Near Snow Lake

King County Sheriff's Office Guardian 2 helicopter responded to Snoqualmie Pass on Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2014, to assist in the rescue of an injured skier at Snow Lake. Initial reports said the skier … [Read more...]

Sammamish Trader Joe’s Opening February 21st, Possibly Easing Congestion at Issaquah Store

It's been a year since the Issaquah Trader Joe's relocated to a larger spot in the Issaquah Commons shopping center, right near Target.  Although the store is more spacious, there's still a common complaint … [Read more...]

Seahawks Spirit Stretches Half a Block Long, Three Feet High on Snoqualmie Ridge

Peak Sports and Spine on Snoqualmie Ridge is showing off their Seahawks spirit in a BIG way  - with about a half of a city block of spirit to be precise. The physical therapy office occupies a large second … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Food Bank Leaving Longtime North Bend Location, New Food Bank Moving in

The Mt. Food Bank announced on Facebook today, January 23, 2014, that it has been asked to leave its 122 E. 3rd Street location in North Bend, where it operates out of a modified garage and storage area … [Read more...]

Elk Hit Near Mount Si Freshman Campus, Popular Spot for Snoqualmie Valley Elk Herd

One thing that is a constant for drivers in the Snoqualmie Valley, is the possibility of wildlife sometimes crossing area roads.  Whether it's deer, elk or bears, they're here and use local roads, which can … [Read more...]

Flu Season Reaches Peak, Swine Flu Still Infecting Most who get Sick

The Washington State Department of Health said today, January 22, 2014, that the flu has reached its peak, with 19 lab-confirmed flu deaths being reported  state-wide since December. Only lab-confirmed flu … [Read more...]

Two Months after Union Rejects Contract, School District Resumes Negotiations with Classified Employees, Secretaries

It's estimated that about 40% of Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD) union employees are working with expired contracts. The district is hopeful that can change when negotiations with classified workers … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardener Tips: Saving the Poinsettia, Loving the Witch Hazel, Stopping Weeds Early

Save the Poinsettia? The Christmas tree is put away. The lights have been taken down. The poinsettia has dropped  its leaves and stands on naked skinny stems. Keep it, toss it, what should you do? First … [Read more...]

‘Moms’ Invites all Local Mothers to January 21st Meeting, Focusing on Organization

In many families, moms are responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the household, as well as supervising their child's social and emotional development. The job becomes more complex as children age, … [Read more...]

North Bend Couple Makes Historic Journey Across Icy Antarctica, Reach South Pole

Some great news to share today: A North Bend couple made history over weekend at the bottom of the world! On January 18, 2014, Chris and Marty Fagan of North Bend became the first American married couple to … [Read more...]

Seahawks Fan Goodies Across the Snoqualmie Valley; Game on North Bend Theatre Big Screen Again!

It's a big weekend around the Puget Sound . Crazed Seahawks fans are ready for their NFC Western Division Champions prepared to host the NFC Championship game against division rival, San Francisco 49ers. … [Read more...]