Archives for March 2014

First Snoqualmie Skate Park Close to Reality

The idea of a skate park in Snoqualmie is not a new one.  About ten years ago a group of middle school boys, led by Ryan Simpson, came to the parks board asking for such a park, providing a passionate list of … [Read more...]

Police Increase Patrols, Extensive Interviews to Aid Progress in North Bend Stabbing, Sexual Assault

According to a press release, in response to the sexual assault and stabbing at Jay Berry's restaurant in North Bend on March 9 2014, Snoqualmie Police Department officers serving North Bend have been … [Read more...]

Weekend Funeral Planned for Newborn Baby Girl Found Deceased near North Bend

The newborn baby girl who was found dead in the woods along North Bend Way on February 12, 2014, will be buried this weekend because of the efforts of multiple community groups. Baby Kimball was named after … [Read more...]

Op-ed: District, Board so Focused on Passing School Bond, Willing to Ignore Needs of Half of Students

Eleven years. That's how long it's been since voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District approved a capital construction school bond to build needed facilities. 11 years is a really long time in the … [Read more...]

Police Update: Car Hits Pedestrians in North Bend; Report of Raft taking Water on Snoqualmie River

Monday, March 10, 2014, Snoqualmie Valley residents may have noticed incidents of police activity. In addition to police presence in the Mountain Valley Shopping Center for the investigation into a stabbing and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Pets 101: 10 Reasons NOT to Get a Dog

It's so easy to think of all the (emotional) reasons to get a dog.  This week expert pet trainer for LeChic Pet and North Bend resident, Melissa Grant, takes us on a journey examining some reasons NOT to get a … [Read more...]

Win $100 in Gold Coins in Downtown Snoqualmie Merchants Weeklong St. Patrick’s Day Contest

In celebration of St. Patricks Day, downtown Snoqualmie merchants are hosting SNOQUALMIE GO BRAUGH, a weeklong event offering Irish-themed food, drinks, music and promotional specials. The festivities start … [Read more...]

Stabbing, Sexual Assault at North Bend Restaurant

On Monday afternoon, March 10, 2014, a police vehicle sits in the parking lot, the lights remain off and the doors locked at the usually bustling Jay Berry's.  A late night stabbing and sexual assault inside … [Read more...]

Storm Embedded withTyphoon Remnants Sends Snoqualmie River to Phase 3 Flood Alert

If you drive by it regularly, you know the Snoqualmie River has been running high for a few days.  Heavy rain, for what seems like days on end, in both the mountains and lowlands, has pushed the river to levels … [Read more...]

Riverbend Cafe, a Happy Place at Happy Hour

I have always been a fan of the food at the Riverbend Cafe in North Bend.  Admittedly, we don't get there that much.  Why?  Well, mostly because I am lazy and tend to eat out close to home. But circumstances … [Read more...]

Phoned in School Threats Prompt Morning Lockdown of Snoqualmie, North Bend Schools

Mount Si High School was on a modified lockdown Thursday morning, March 6, 2014, as announced to students by Principal John Belcher.  Parents also reported Twin Falls Middle School went into the same type of … [Read more...]

Night on the Red Carpet: GIVE GOOD Awards Crown 2014 Winners

Friday, February 28th, during the GIVE GOOD red carpet awards ceremony, everyday Snoqualmie Valley heroes, and their stories of courage, passion, determination and community dedication, were honored and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Talk Favorite Perennial Hellebores and Buying Seeds Online

Thanks to the Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners for this month's gardening column. There's nothing like a February blooming perennial to get a yard fan dreaming of spring.  For more tips and information visit … [Read more...]

More Wildlife Issues on Snoqualmie Ridge: Raccoon Attacks Family Cat in Backyard

By dropping a large, master planned housing development in the middle of the woods, Washington State Fish and Wildlife officers say you would expect to see wildlife. There have been plenty of wildlife issues … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pass Closed Again: Treacherous Heavy Snow, High Avalanche Danger

Parked semi trucks litter I-90 between Snoqualmie and North Bend, beginning at the exit 25 off-ramps.  Once you hit exit 32 on eastbound I-90, it's just one long stretch of trucks parked along the roadside, … [Read more...]

Wintery Weather in North Bend area Pushes into Evening

What a difference 7 miles makes.  In Snoqualmie it's plain old (cold) rain, but just a few miles east in North Bend, it's snow and freezing rain - and has been all day. Residents report Cedar Falls Way, … [Read more...]