Archives for February 2014

Snoqualmie Police Start Patrolling North Bend March 8th; King County Sheriffs Say Goodbye after 40 Years

It's an impending week of change for the face of law enforcement in the upper Valley.  As the King County Sheriff's Office finishes up the process of closing its North Bend substation on March 6th and ending 40 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Named One of Washington’s Safest, Most Exciting Cities

The City of Snoqualmie recently made a couple of Washington State top ten lists.  While the lists weren't compiled by a state agency, the data used to generate them does lend some credibility to the rankings - … [Read more...]

Best-Selling Author of ‘Orphan Train’ Comes to Valley Center Stage, Friday, February 28th

Do you love books?  How about your kids?  If so, tomorrow brings an opportunity to meet the author of the very successful Orphan Train,which was released in April 2013. As a free program sponsored through a … [Read more...]

Project Grace Guild, 16 Valley Friends Support Seattle Children’s with ‘Building Hope’ Dinner & Auction

What started as a conversation between friends at a charity auction, simple storytelling of how Seattle Children's had touched each of their own lives, became Project Grace Guild - a team of 16 Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Helicopter over North Bend Wednesday Does not Signal Bad News

King County Sheriff's Office Guardian 2 helicopter was dispatched to the Rattlesnake Ridge area around 9AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, to help Search and Rescue crews locate a missing hiker. As Guardian 2 … [Read more...]

2014 Snoqualmie Valley Educators of the Year Announced

Yesterday, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, arms filled with flowers, balloons and alway important cupcakes, members of the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation snuck into Cascade View, Twin Falls, Mount Si High and … [Read more...]

Shaping the School Bond: Board Agrees Mount Si Infrastructure Needs Improving, Unsure if Freshmen Separation is Key

With two middle schools over capacity, elementary schools pushing their limits and an aging high school in a changing educational world, it's the question many parents have been pondering: When is the district … [Read more...]

Donation Swap: Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Reclaims Past $5,000 Donation to Stock Shelves of New Food Bank

It's a known fact: you can't change the past.  You can examine and worry about the 'what-ifs,' but in the end, the past is just that - the past.  Sometimes a fresh start is the simple, and sometimes … [Read more...]

Lucky Backcountry Skiers Escape Avalanche at Chair Peak, Snoqualmie Pass

The Northwest Avalanche Center is warning that avalanche danger in the Cascade Mountains is still very high. Some skiers were very lucky in the Chair Peak area near Snoqualmie Pass yesterday, February 22, … [Read more...]

Issaquah, Gilman Blvd Key Bank Robbed, Police Still Searching for Suspect

According to a Issaquah Police Department press release, on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 10:43AM, police officers responded to a robbery at an Issaquah KeyBank located at 405 NW Gilman Blvd. A bank … [Read more...]

Snow this Weekend? Yes, No…. or Maybe Seems to Cover it

UPDATE | February 22, 2014, 11:30AM The Winter Storm Watch issued for the Snoqualmie Valley has been recalled. Snow is still possible, but not enough to warrant a watch any … [Read more...]

SR 202 Snoqualmie Falls Bridge Work Starts Monday, Expect Traffic Delays

Just as Snoqualmie Valley buses and kids head back to school, Monday, February 24, 2014, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is set to start some maintenance work on the SR 202 Bridge at … [Read more...]

Tuesday at Ana’s Mexican Restaurant: ‘Dine out for a Cause,’ Invest in Valley’s Youth

As the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA works towards raising $58,000 for its 2014 Partners with Youth campaign, it's bringing back the popular 'Dine Out for a Cause' event. This year the event returns to Ana's Mexican … [Read more...]

Mudslide Closes Snoqualmie Road Wednesday, Debris Still Blocking Over Weekend

King County Transportation Road Services Division announced, Thursday, February 20, 2014, that a Snoqualmie area road was the latest casualty during a week of intense rain and active weather. The 7100 block … [Read more...]

Police Pursue Issaquah Car Thief into North Bend, Suspect Flees, Search Turns up Empty

North Bend residents reported multiple police vehicles in the 428th Ave SE area, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, around 10PM.  One witness said police were in the area, using search flood lights until approximately … [Read more...]

Police Still Seeking Tips in Death of ‘Baby Kimball Doe,’ New Photos Released

King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) detectives are still seeking tips from the public regarding a deceased newborn baby that was discarded near the side of North Bend Way on February 12, 2014, near the … [Read more...]

Cream of the Crop: Mount Si High School Makes Elite List of Top Jazz Bands in Country

It's BIG, BIG  news for Band Director, Matt Wenman, and his hard-working, talented Mount Si High School Jazz Band. Today, February 19, 2014, New York City's prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center announced 15 … [Read more...]

Another Day, Another Storm, More Feet of Snow and More Closures over Snoqualmie Pass

If traffic cameras could tell the story, then here's a hint for the rest of today.... drive really slow and don't try to go over Snoqualmie Pass. At 12:45PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, eastbound I-90 over … [Read more...]

State Senate, House Representatives Holding Town Halls, February 22nd

Have a questions regarding the latest Washington State legislative session? Want to let your locally elected state representatives where you'd like to see tax dollars spent?  If so, Saturday, February 22, 2014, … [Read more...]

Heavy Snow, Multiple Spinouts Close Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass February 17th

UPDATE | February 17th 12PM Pass reopened. Chains required. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE |  February 17th, 9AM According … [Read more...]